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good morning. i'm amy hollyfield live in alameda where people are asking why? police officers and firefighters stood by and watched a man drown. i'll have that story coming up. >> i'm terry mcsweeney live at the golden gate bridge where bicyclists are asked to move up to the east side and everybody is asked to please be nice. i'll explain in a live report. >> all right. a live look at downtown san francisco. where it is dry right now. two weather headlines. up with, we have measurable rain falling in the bay area right now. i'll show where it is with live doppler7 h.d. possible record rainfall this weekend. details on the way. >> all right. here is a live shot of the
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bay bridge toll plaza. new lane configuration eastbound. it won't cause too much trouble. update on early morning fatal accident in north bay coming up. >> san francisco police issue a new safety warping for car buyers shopping op craigslist. good morning, on tuesday. it's 5:01. thank you for starting your way with us. i'm kristen sze. alameda police and fire blame budget cuts for the death of a man who waded out in the bay and drowned, but witnesses say the firefighters and police just stood on the beach for an hour and watched the man succumb to the cold without making a move. abc7's amy hollyfield is live in alameda at crown beach. amy? >> reporter: kristen, police and firefighters say they are going to talk about this today. the bottom line is this iland city doesn't have the ability to rescue people who are in trouble out in the water. the man stood in the water up to his neck for more than an hour. there were several people on
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crown beach. they were all watching wondering why rescue crews didn't help him. police officers and firefighters also stood by and watched. as the man slowly went under. the coast guard couldn't get him because the spot where he was standing was a little too shallow for the boat to get to. and the coast guard helicopter arrived too late. it had been on another call. officials at the fire department say budget constraints are preventing them from recertifying firefighters and land-based water rescues. >> it's horrible. how can we allow that to happen. how can our emergency personnel allow that to happen? i don't get it. i don't understand it. >> alameda firefighters couldn't even go in and get the body. they waited for a woman who was on the beach who volunteered to go in and bring the man back to the beach. he has been identified as 53-year-old raymond zack. officials haven't said where he is from. they do plan to get together
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and talk about what happened and what to do going forward. live in alameda. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >> thanks a lot. learn to share. that age-old principle mom tried to impress upon you is going to be important today on the golden gate bridge. the long-awaited closure of one of the two sidewalks for seismic repairs gets underway. terry mcsweeney is live at the bridge to show us what is happening. terry? >> reporter: everybody, bicycle and pedestrians asked to move -- not asked. being forced to move to the east walkway on the golden gate bridge. west side is shutting down for construction work. let's see how this works out. take a look at the pictures of how they hope it works out. we have pictures of pedestrian and bicyclists sharing. just like kristen said, the way mom would want it. on weekend, that means lots of sharing. 10,000 bicyclists on a busy day getting to know each other. one idea is have a stripe down the middle of the
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eastside sidewalk, city side of the bridge. half for bikers and half for walkers. that's still up in the air. this is because of the seismic retrofiting on the west side. in september, they will be done with the work. work begins on the east sidewalk. that work will is not close the east side. only make it so you can't walk all the way across the bridge. you can only get partway across it. that will be for interesting pedestrian crowding. hopefully bicyclists will find some other way to get around that kind of mess. they are also thinking about, still thinking about a bicycle speed limit on the sidewalks here at the golden gate bridge. vote on that could come next month. live at the golden gate bridge, terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >> thanks a lot. authorities released the names of two people shot to death at a weekend party in oakland. surveillance video at international boulevard and 88 avenue sunday night shows a sideshow going on with the cars doing doughnuts before the shooting. it happened after a neighborhood block party
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near the east bay dragon motorcycle club. police identify the victim as 29-year-old eric bush and 28-year-old latoya kenny. their friends have since set up a memorial on sidewalk. kenny's mother was at the party and suggested leaving when it turned rowdy. >> it's still not real. it's still so much hurt, so much change it's unexplainable pain. >> two of bush's best friends spent the day cleaning the sidewalk. the third victim, a woman is in critical condition. police haven't made any arrests. san francisco police are warning about recent gunpoint robberies of used car buyers who were lured by the car ads posted on craigslist. on may 12, two san jose residents agreed by e-mail to buy a used honda accord for $4,500. they were told to drive to a dead end street near cappedal shtick park where they were robbed at gun
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point. then it happened again. they took money from a fresno car buyer. similar robberies took place last year in oakland. san francisco mayor ed lee set to present the new budget for the fiscal year tomorrow. mayor is looking to balance $306 million deficit in a projected $6 billion spending plan. the "san francisco chronicle" reports that lee says he will still have to make cuts but he does not anticipate major layoffs or drawn-out confrontations as in past years between the mayor and the board of supervisors. lee is still holding talk with the police and firefighters unyop about deferring upcoming pay raises. they're getting up expected boost in tax re-knew from sales of comerable property. after the stock market closes today, house of representatives will vote on a bill to raise the debt ceiling. it calls for $2.4 trillion increase in the government credit limit. but it contains no spending
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cuts so the republicans vow to kill it. some democrats say they will vote against it. tomorrow, vice president joe biden will meet with the house republicans to negotiate a deal to pass debt limit increase. pg&e is continuing the pressure testing of gas pipeline throughout the bay area. today, utility plans to test the pipeline in newark. tomorrow it will be venting pipelines in san jose. customers have been getting phone calls telling them when work is being done in their neighborhood. pg&e says gas service won't be interrupted. first comment period has ended for the controversial crackdown on unleashed dogs in the golden gate national recreation area. another round of public comments will be taken next fall with the new law expected next year. proposed restriction would limit areas where the dog consideration run off-beach at ocean beach, crissy field. abc7 jonathan bloom reports. >> where the problem? >> dogs run free in and out
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of the water on the trails at crissy field. dog owner steve heiman thinks that's just fine. >> it's a great spot for the dogs to play. tough beach, the pathway -- you have the beach, pathway, a gigantic field. >> how he is among those who are upset that the national park service wants to require leashes for dogs across much of the golden gate recreation area, including this. spot for him and others like joey stevenson. >> allow dogs to get the exercise they need. urban dogs don't have space to run free. >> dog owners have been vocal and organized opposing the measure. leading that opposition is scott weiner. >> as in weiner dog? >> this is a pet project for you. >> he organized public forums and drafted a resolution opposing restriction that he says goes too far. >> something like an 80 to 90% redestruction in the area where people can walk the dogs off-leash. it's unreasonable. >> the national park service says the reasons are simple. to balance the enjoyment of
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dog-lovers with the enjoyment of those who may not love dogs so much. one woman who love dogs so much she spent much of her life breeding them thinks the restrictions are a good idea. >> it's a safety hazard. it's something that needs to be a respopsable of pet owner. >> her friend knows that first hand. >> i had to scoop my dog up with a dog the's aggressive and coming our way that's not leashed. >> speaking of scooping, one man says some dog owners don't. that's why he favors the new restriction. >> when the dog poops, they cover it with sand and leave everything. >> in san francisco, jonathan bloom, abc7 news. 5:09. it looked windy yesterday at the beach. check in with mike now to see if it's the case today. today we have some rain drops to contend with. >> start with the live doppler7 h.d. we can show where the rain is falling now. some of the measurements. .04 at bodega bay. .12 at santa rosa. breezezy at the beaches today. the temperatures are raw in the mid-to-upper 50s. not much sunshine as
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yesterday. the big picture, see the low. i'll get out of the way. left side of the screen. spinning counterclockwise. hurling cooler air and the moisture on the coast. and eastward across the neighborhood. we have winds out of the south/southeast. they're running around 8 to 14 miles per hour. right now. they could get up to 20 to 25. this afternoon. especially in our beaches. if you are leaving, 47 in los gatos. stepping outside there. low to mid-50s for the rest of us. as we talk about yesterday, it's much warmer this morning by five to eight degrees. this afternoon, a little bit cooler because of the clouds and the rain. while most of sus a chance of scattered showers through noon. best chance in the afternoon is up in the north bay. we have low to mid-60s in most areas. upper 50s along the coast. upper 60s in the east bay valley. low to mid-60s in monterey bay. mid-to-upper 60s inland. the accuweather seven-day forecast -- how about thunderstorms? yeah, we'll have scattered
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thunderstorms tomorrow. dry thursday and friday. record rain are possible for saturday and lesser extent op sunday. frances? >> mike, rain and thunder. my gosh! we have a fatal accident on north 101 through novato approaching san antonio. it's blocking the left lane but it happened at 1:00 this morning. c.h.p. is just wrapping up the investigation. no delays at this point northbound or southbound. we will go outside and check out a couple live camera shots. manufacture than a couple. bay bridge toll plaza, delay-free heading home in eastbound direction. later on, you might notice lane configuration change they worked op this weekend. eric and mike drove past it and didn't have any problems. barely noticeable to eric. we'll check out the golden gate bridge for you. a pretty live shot from terry mcsweeney. you see traffic is flowing well southbound. he will be keeping track of the pedestrian and bike traffic today. right now no, trouble across the san mateo bridge. looking great in both directions. kristen?
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>> thanks a lot. chilly here. it's the opposite story in chicago. where there has been a heat wave. it's sent some people to the hospital. that story is still ahead. some dangerous weather down under. water spouts. spotted off the australian coast. plus, ipad. a major trade show focuses op tablet technology. 5:12. we'll be right back. you gotta try honey bunches of oats with almonds! it's got real, sliced california almonds with a third less sugar per serving than honey nut cheerios. wow! delicious! try honey bunches of oats with almonds!
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good morning. topping america's money, more bad news about the housing market. report expected to show existing home prices at the lowest level since the housing market crashed. percentage of homeowners is also falling. it's not that surprising that more homes are being rented. almost 35%. another reason it's the large number of recent foreclosures which often become rentals. on the other hand, con industribution to government college saving program are rising. many parent worry about the tuition hike. contribution to the plan are less than five years ago. man in suburban new york is hoping to renegotiate the divorce settlement. the ex-wife collected her part of the deal in cash. his was an investment with bernie madoff which is now worth virtually nothing.
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he is suing to get a better deal. understandable. that is america's money. i'm peggy bunker. 5:15. asia's largest computer show opened in taiwan. the makers of notebook computers are coming out for tablets in response to the worldwide popularity of the ipad. check it out. another featured 3d and one claimed to be the smallest tablet available. more than 1800 companies showed off that you are products. the show runs through friday. hospitals are having trouble getting supplies of 200 critical drugs and some doctors call the shortage a crisis. it ranges from ret -- ritalin to chemotherapy drugs. it's blamed on suppliers making fewer less profitable drugs and manufacturering problems. according to a university of utah study, there has been 1,000 medication errors because of the shortage and
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even some deaths. we have dramatic foot other a series of powerful water spouts in australia. they touched down south of sydney on the south wales coast. helicopter captured one that twisted around in the ocean a mile off the shore. something to see. >> absolutely. that is impressive. >> yeah. all right. talk about the weather here in the u.s. what a difference we're seeing really cool and record lows here. but over on the east coast, different story. >> yeah. especially in chicago. chicago is getting hit hard. a lot of folks that don't have the air conditioning or because of where they live. they tend not to open windows. >> they need cooling centers. >> let's go to chicago where it's hot and humid. that weather sent at least six people to the hospital. popular beach, police and firefighters closed the area after 6:00 so the ambulance could get past the visitors crowding the shoreline.
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paramedics found an 18-year-old unresponsive and three other people who needed to get treatment at the hospital. meanwhile, firefighters turned on the misting hoses to cool down beach-goers out in the temperature in the 90s. when you go for temperatures in the 60s and 70s to nearly 100. you think of a 30 to 40-degree jump. that is not good on your body. we have won't see anything like that. we will stay well below average again. here is one of the reasons why. it's cloudy. these aren't marine layer clouds. these are rain-filled clouds. most of the rain in the north bay. some of it is securitying around the san pablo bay. for most part, sprinkles once you head out of north bay. the live doppler7 h.d., you can see the radar returns up in the north bay. live doppler7 h.d. will continue to track those sprinkles mainly up in the north bay. all right. let's talk about the temperatures. here we are in the low to mid-50s. to even a 46 in los gatos. higher elevations, a little
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cooler. we have upper 40 to low 50s around the monterey bay. upper 40s heading inland to gilroy and salinas. the showers today. thunderstorms are possible tomorrow. we'll get a break. it will be dry and still cooler than average thursday and friday. check this out for the weekend. record rain. it's possible. it will be cooler this weekend. probably than it will be today. today is one of the coolest days in the forecast. low to mid-60s. we'll jump up to the mid-to-upper 60s in the south bay this atch. as we head to the peninsula, we have the low to mid-60s here. mid-to-upper 50s along the coast. low 60s downtown in south san francisco. mostly cloudy, the best chance of showers lingering all day in the north bay. low to mid-60s for you. mid-to-upper 50s at the beaches to saucelito. mostly cloudy along the east bay shore to low to mid-60s. we have the mid-to-upper 60s east bay and around monterey bay. we have the low to mid-60s here. mid-to-upper 60s inland. going to the game tonight.
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should be mostly cloudy and dry by 7:05. the yankees won last night. we owe them one tonight. we have the upper 40s in north bay valley. upper 40 to low 50s for the rest of us. light rain is hanging around. the cold front is moving ever so slowly toward the coast. here we are with the scattered showers in the morning hours. notice how they tend to gel. and gather around the north bay and hang around there in the afternoon showers. the accuweather seven-day forecast -- thunderstorms with small hail tomorrow. break thursday and friday. then you can see the chilly rain. some of the record-setting rainfalls saturday and sunday. frances? >> all right, mike. head to the east bay where we have a full freeway closure in effect. eastbound 4 completely shut down at loveridge to summersville. you see the red sensors there. you will be detoured and back on. it's scheduled until 5:30 so we only have ten minutes to go. westbound, things are
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flowing well toward concord, and pittsburg bay point. going outside, the traffic is light around the bay area for the back-to-work commute this morning. southbound looking good here past north main. toward highway 24 at the top of the screen. it continues to move well through san ramon valley. no problems through the north bay now. here is 101 in san rafael. that earlier accident fatal one northbound at san antonio has been cleared from the lanes. open through novato. you won't find delays in the south bay or the peninsula. live shot of the 280 and 17 interchange in san jose. get traffic when you want by going to our website it's under the paratraffic link -- the bay area traffic link. >> thank you. 5:21. >> up next, yet another world banking figure is arrested for assaulting a new york city hotel maid. the bay area newest memorial day remembrance. a ceremony for the flight 93 heros in the 9/11 attacks.
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looking okay at this hour. lane configuration for those heading eastbound. frances will talk about that and keeping track of the commute coming up. more news. in new york, another foreign businessman has been accused of sexually abusing a maid at a hotel. they say omar was arrested at the pier hotel monday morning and say the 74-year-old held the maid against her will inside the hotel room. omar is the prominent former chairman of egypt bank of alexandria. a few weeks ago, former imf chief dominique strauss-kahn was arrested on similar allegations. president obama chose an stanford professor as the next u.s. ambassador to russia. 47-year-old political science professor michael mcfoul is leading expert. if confirmed by the senate, he will be the first non-diplomat to hold the post in 30 years. he currently serve option the national security counsel and key architect of president obama's toeft
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repair ties with russia. memorial day in the bay area meant not just remembering fallen soldiers but those who consider the first heros to die in the war on terror. in union city, people gathered yesterday to remember the 40 people who died on the united flight 93. that jet was headed to s.f.o. but was halftimed on september 11. passengers fought the terrorists. dying heroes. >> many of them were from this area. lived in the area, grew up in the area, worked in the area. it's very appropriate we built something here. >> a police we can come to reflect on the day and talk to other people who might be visiting here. it's very meaningful to us. >> another memorial is built in the pennsylvania field where the flight went down and will be formally dedicated on september 11. 5:26. next at 5:30 -- frightening for parents. two petaluma toddlers are
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hospitalized after falling out of an upper level window. >> i'm terry mcsweeney live at the golden gate bridge. you undoubtedly heard of ride sharing. out here today they are starting sidewalk sharing. bicyclists, pedestrians, all on the same sidewalk. the story coming up in a live report. >> also next at 5:30 -- family of a missing nursing student post a big reward for her return. heat on for the rest of the country. only low spots are here and seattle. we have upper 80s to mid-90s east of the rocky mountain. severe weather is possible. shifted north around the great lakes. chicago, minneapolis, detroit will be impacted. right now, no delays. when they develop, the flight track her have them. you can, too. my wife the dentist allows
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i'm terry mcsweeney live at the golden gate bridge. we all know what happens when two lanes merge into one. out here today, that is what will happen for bicycles and pedestrians. i'll explain in a live report. >> sheriff deputies investigate last night deadly shooting in the street in rodeo. >> measurable rain is falling in part of the bay area. i'll tell you where is it with live doppler7 h.d. and the fact that a record-setting rainfall may happen this weekend. interesting forecast coming up. all right, still looking good for the back-to-work commute this tuesday morning. no delays at the bay bridge toll plaza. the new eastbound leap configuration proved to not be a problem for most commuters. >> family of a missing nursing student posts a large reward for her safe return. >> tuesday, back to work. thank you for starting your day with us. today there could be gridlock on the golden gate bridge. not in the traffic lane but the east sidewalk which has
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to handle double the foot and bike traffic because of a construction project. abc7's terry mcsweeney is live at the golden gate bridge to tell us more. >> today, retrofit work begips on the west side, ocean side of the bridge bridge. that sidewalk will be shutting down, meaning the bicyclists will have to move to the east side to share it with pedestrians. how is that going to work? we'll take a look at how they hope it works. we have pictures of bicyclists and pedestrians getting along, sharing that sidewalk. from now until september. that is the way it will be. bicyclists no longer have access to the west sidewalk. it's closed. so on the busiest of weekends, it means 6,000 bicyclists and 10,000 pedestrians will be using the bridge sidewalks on the same day. on the same side. bridge officials are thinking about putting a stripe down the middle of the east sidewalk. half would be for pedestrians. half for riders. that has not been approved yet. the good news is the eastern sidewalk is the best view of
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the city and it's open all through the busy summer tourist season. but in september, things change. website is going to be opening and 300-foot section of east side will close for the retrofit work over there. pedestrians can still go out on the east side come september. just won't be able to walk all the way across the golden gate bridge. they will be limited to a certain section of it. there is discussion of a speed limit for bicyclists out here. that has been post poped a few times. they may -- postponed a few times. they may vote on it next month. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >> thank you. . the contra costa county sheriff department is investigating a fatal shooting in the city of rodeo. it happened shortly after 10:00 last night. near california and mariposa street. nearby homeowner called police saying someone was dieing in the street. investigator have not released information on the victim, any suspects or a motive. the family of a missing bay area nursing student is
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now offering a $20,000 reward hoping to bring her back home. abc7's lilian kim has the latest on the investigation. >> michele le's family went to the hayward neighborhood where the car was found. they posted flyers hoping the pictures would jog people's memories. her brother says the family has been worried sick and many came from out of town to help with the search. >> it's been crazy. you don't know what happened. it could be good news or really bad news. we really don't know. it's really hard to not assume the worst. we're trying -- >> le, a nursing student at the samuel merit university was last seen friday night at kaiser hospital where she was doing clinical rotation. it was 7:00 p.m. in her break when she told a fellow student she had to run to her car. le never returned. her brother says there is no way she would take off without telling someone.
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>> she has been a good sister and has always been a better child, you know, daughter than i am a son. >> she was last seen wearing her white scrubs. her family is hoping a reward will help find her. they pooled money, offering $20,000 for information leading to the safe return. >> she's not a bad person. she didn't deserve to have this happen to her. >> i just want her home. >> michele le's mother passed away over a decade ago but her father is on his way to the bay area from vietnam. in hayward, lilian kim, abc7 news. two petaluma toddlers are recovering at bay area hospitals this morning after both fell out of a second story window last night. a medical helicopter took the 2-year-old girl to chirp hospital oakland, the petaluma fire department
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said she had serious injuries but is expected to survive. paramedics took the 3-year-old boy to santa rosa memorial hospital. bushes broke their falls from a window at the baywood arms apartment complex. the parents were downstairs at the time. a key stretch of interstate in virginia is closed right now after a deadly bus accident this morning. tour bus drove off interstate 95 in careline county, central virginia. it rolled over killing at least four people. state police say people on the bus were injured and taken to the hospitals. no word yet how many people were on the bus, the destination or what caused the bus to run off the road. back here, c.h.p. is reporting fewer drunk driving arrests this memorial weekend. between friday evening and monday morning highway patrol made 184 arrests for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, compared to 203 drivers arrested in the same period last year. this morning, we're
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expecting the time numbers from the holiday weekend. but at least through sunday, the c.h.p. reported no dui fatalities on bay area roads. for many, it was a cold and wet memorial day weekend. in fact, fresh snow greeted vacationers this weekend in the sierra near fresno. shaver lake in fresno county, people traded swimsuits for jackets. more than an inch of snow fell around the lake on sunday. talk about unusual. usually in that area, mike, by this time of year, they are getting warm temperatures. what a strange year. >> absolutely. they will get more snow probably not as much today, but over the weekend when we get record-setting rain, possibility of that. they could get more snow. a look at the live doppler7 h.d. this morning. notice the best radar returns across the north bay. just some scattered sprinkles for the rest of us. especially higher elevations this morning. probably not even enough to use the windshield wiper once or twice. we had .13 in santa rosa.
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so, nice soaking of light rain there over the last couple of hours. you can see the low right here in the left side of the screen. that is going to spin and notice where it's pushing our weather from the ocean. that will keep us cool today. it will also infuse the clouds with some moisture. so while the best chances of showers organized will fall in the north bay, all of us anytime today can see a scattered light shower. temperatures are low to mid-50s at 8:00. noon, mid-to-upper 50s. notice the shift in the precipitation pattern up north. that is where it will be at 4:00 this afternoon. temperatures will hang out for the most part in the low to mid-60s. the accuweather seven-day forecast -- with the low hanging around tomorrow. scattered thunderstorms with small hail possible. it move on, thursday and friday are dry. another low promises heavy rain for saturday and sunday. frances? >> all right, mike. ace train number one, leaving pleasanton about eight minutes late.
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ace train number three is on time. other mass transit systems report nothing delays. everyone back to regular schedule. this tuesday morning. we return back to work from a holiday weekend. also, we will go outside and check out the live camera shot for you. no major trouble out there for you now. interstate 80 in berkeley. much more crowded westbound. compared to yesterday. no major problems out of vallejo and fairfield heading to the bay bridge toll plaza. toward s.f.o., live look at 101 in millbrae. northbound, headlights. delay free from southbound to north bay. >> thank you. 5:38. still ahead after 25 missions and 123 million space miles, "endeavor's" time landing could come late tonight. we'll update the mission. also, how advice from overseas will help california decide the future of high-speed rail.
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. good morning. tuesday, 5:41. take a live look outside. you are seeing sun coming
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out. however, lots of clouds out there. rain as well for us. at s.f.o., this meaning you could possibly explain or expect i should say, delays. mike will have more when they start reporting those delay figures after 6:00 this morning. as for when we can dry off and what is going to happen this weekend, did i hear record rain possible? my goodness. a lot to talk to mike about in a couple of minutes. high-speed rail officials are getting tips from representatives in spain. home to the second largest high-speed rail system in the world. california high-speed rail authorities expect to enter in agreement with spain on thursday to share information about best practices for creating a high-speed railway. others say the plan is a waste of time and money. >> there is nothing subtle about the numbers. we can get ten times the passenger capacity by getting the same dollars in the good old fashioned highways as they plan to squander on the high-speed rail. >> recent poll found 76% of californiaps support the
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rail project. space shuttle "endeavor" is headed home today, due to land in florida at 11:35 our time. commander mark kelly will head for reunion with his wife, wounded congresswoman gabrielle giffords. john hendren has the latest. >> reporter: "endeavor's" final mission is winding to a close. space shuttle is heading home. as commander mark kelly, tells bob woodruff, the view from orbit is incredible. >> i can look out the window left of my seat and i can see florida lit up, i can see to new orleans, up to atlanta and north carolina. it's pretty spectacular. >> kelly will return to his wife, congresswoman gabrielle giffords. still recovering from an assailant's bullet. >> pretty soon she will be outpatient. we're looking forward to that. >> mike fincke celebrated 388 days a space, but noted it's only an american record. >> russians have had people
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in space for up to 800 days in their career. so i got a long way to go. >> "endeavor" undocked for the international space station for the last time after delivering a cosmic ray detector that a scientist hope will give them insight in what they call "dark matter." >> 4% of the matter that we understand. then the other kind of matter we are trying figure out. up with of those is dark matter, because businesses don'ts up what it. >> one more shuttle flight remains for nasa. atlantis will bring the 30-year shuttle program to a close. john hendren, abc news. 5:44. coming up, the news homeowners don't want to hear is expected out this morning. also why home buyers might have to plunk down more cash to close the deal. plus, controversial changes are coming to the grammy awards. some are claiming racism. some good reasons not to feel guilty about vacation from work this summer. [ female announcer ] a revolutionary conditioner from dove.
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welcome back. 5:47 on tuesday. you can see radar returns, especially to the north. which you see along 50 and 80. probably sprinkles and not reaching the ground. i expect more rain to move farther south as the afternoon unfolds. temperatures are cool. 59 in eureka. low to mid-60s around chico, sacramento, big sur.
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rain and mountain snow around tahoe. valley rain, mountain snow. tahoe, 53. if you want heat, go to palm springs. sunny 93 today. kristen? >> thanks a lot. 5:48. look at the stories we're following tuesday morning. bicycles and pedestrians will have to be sharing the east side of the golden gate bridge from now through september. the west sidewalk is closing for seismic work. bikes have to access the east side 24 hours a day but pedestrians are only allowed sunrise to sunset. alameda officials are expected to review the policy on land-based water rescues. police and firefighters at crown beach had to watch a suicidal man stand in the frigid surf for more than an hour before he succumb to the cold and drowned. officials say budget constraints prevent them from recertified firefighters in land-base water rescue. and without it they're open to liability. contra costa county sheriff department is investigating a fatal shooting in the city of rodeo that happened after
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10:00 last night on teleabi road near california and mariposa street. the latest coming up at 6:00. closely watched housing price index due to be released shortly expected to show the u.s. home prices sinking to a new low. the standard & poor's case-shiller index show two-year low. many are still blocked from the market. the percentage of homeowner dropped from 66% from the peak of 69% in 2004. battered housing market might have to brace for another hit. higher down payments. a group of federal regulators believe that if it's mandatory to put 20% down, there will be fewer default. rationale is people are walking away because they have nothing invested. the national association of realtors says 20% down will
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kill the market because it takes the average person 14 years to save a 20% down payment. in the bay area, where the average home price is $360,000, that would mean $72,000 before you could get a conventional mortgage. >> 14 years. >> mm-hmm. >> i never heard that before. >> yeah. >> i can imagine it out here. >> in the bay area. >> other parts of the country? >> yep. >> interesting. >> well, we have no average anything in the weather department. >> the weather has been anything but average. good to way to put it. take a look outside and show how not average it is. we'd usually see the clouds and it would be the marine layer because of the warm central valley drawing in that marine layer from the ocean. during the overnight hours. but no, these are the clouds that are formed ahead of a cold front. an unusual cold front from this time of the year. that is bringing the light rain to north bay. rest of sus scattered
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showers. the best amount is falling closest to the front. .13 in santa rosa. a couple of hundredth around bodega bay. those are the reporting stations as we look at live doppler7 h.d. temperatures. 46 in los gatos. the rest of us is warmer than yesterday. with low to mid-50s. around the monterey bay, the clouds are broke an little bit. upper 40 to low 50s, even inland. the showers today. but thunder is possible tomorrow. once we get past this system, we get a break. dry and cooler than average thursday and friday. check out this weekend. chilly, and wet. and record rain are possible. it doesn't take much this time of year to get a one-day record rainfall. we could see that happen saturday. that is getting ahead of ourselves now. talk about today. where it's mostly cloudy in the east bay valley with the mid-to-upper 60s. today's temperatures are running five to 15 degrees cooler than average. livermore, 65. the average high is 80 for the date. low to mid-60s on east bay
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shore. partly sunny and low to mid-60s on the peninsula. we have mid-to-upper 50s along the coast. mostly cloudy downtown in south san francisco near 60. we will be in the mid-to-upper 50s along the north bay coast to saucelito. showers here most likely. low to mid-60s. partly sunny. low to mid-60s around the monterey bay. mid-to-upper 60s inland. the coliseum tonight, 7:05 first pitch. mostly cloudy. 58. dropping to 53 degrees. i think you will stay dry. for tonight, scattered showers are possible. coolest weather up in north bay with the mid-to-upper 40s there. we have upper 40s to low 50s for the rest of us. without the thickest cloud cover we may be cooler tonight. look at the unusual cold front as it is bearing down on the bay area. ahead of it, we have a southwest wind to southeast wi wind. notice how it scatters the
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showers across the north bay through noon and afternoon hours. scattered sprinkles for tomorrow morning commute. bulk of the rain again falls in the north bay tomorrow. some could arc it way over toward the east bay. once we get to wednesday afternoon. it remains quiet. the next system passes to us the north thursday to thursday afternoon. temperatures are a little bit warmer then. but still we never get back to where we should be by the time the rain returns on saturday. the rain on saturday could be quarter to half inch. that is why we see records falling then. at least it's not too bad on the road. new crash reported in san jose on north 101. on the connection ramp to north 680. look out for that. on the shoulder. but they are calling for an ambulance. sometimes when the ambulance and emergency crews get there, it slows things down. there is an area where you are under the speed limit. not showing yet. but no major problems
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continuing northbound here past 880. looking good up the peninsula. we will check out the 280 and 17 interchange. that is northbound 280 and 167 from the santa cruz mountain. quick shot of the san mateo bridge. shows everything is flowing well. no major problems elsewhere. as it changes we post it on the website you will find it under the bay area traffic link. >> all right. thanks a lot. researchers say vacation time is more than just time off work. it can also lower your blood pressure. boost your immune system. and help you live longer. not shocking news, right? it's nice to know for a scientific fact that fun and relaxation are good for you. researchers at cornell medical college found it can take people as long as a month for stress-impaired brain to get the groove back. mcgill university study found people planning a vacation were happier than those who had no vacations to plan. defense industry under
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hacker attack. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. america's defense industry under cyber attack. lockheed martin reporting tenacious hacker attack on the computer network but no employee, customer data compromised. they're the larmest defense contractor. according to the "wall street journal," pentagon says cyber attacks originating overseas could be seen as act of war. get ready to play more to play games on playstation. in a move they describe as first, actvision plans to start planning a fee for playing call of duty. it would include extra content and some features would be offered for free. move over apple. the intel ultra book on its way. unveiling a new laptop less than an inch thick. it costs less than $1,000. fighting back against the ipad and mac book. we had a higher close for stocks before the memorial day holiday. speculation the european union will come through may
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add to optimism. diamonds used to be a girl's best friend. as fiance look for the best ring, they are going for sapphire instead. kate middleton sapphire ring and jessica simpson's combo ring among a trend-setter. i'm jane king with the bloomberg business report. changes are coming to the grammy award and some call it subtle racism. they're consolidating dozens of awards and eliminating 31 categories. so for example there will no longer be latin jazz category. those artists have to submit their work to the best jazz instrumental or vocal album category. hawaiian music, native american music, cajun will compete in the best regional roots musical album category. the musicians carlos santana and paul simon says it unfairly targets ethnic
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music. and says the academy is doing a disservice to many musicians. changes are coming to the grammy awards next year. again, some are calling them a form of subtle racism. just ahead on abc7 news at 6:00 -- why pg&e is telling newark residents not to worry if they are smelling natural gas today. buyer beware. the string of robbery that could have you rethink a plan to buy a car on craigslist. a call for help. and no one helped. i'm amy hollyfield live in alameda. tiff story of a man -- i will have a
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