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in the headlines, breaking news as massive fire that has now burned for nearly three hours gutted a fraternity on the campus of san jose state university. >> and a fire at a victorian home in oakland leaves one firefighter injured and eight people looking for another place to live. >> i'm amy hollyfield live in the oakland hills. where it's going to be very hot today. but firefighters say people are off to a late start. in preparing their homes for fire season. the story coming up. ♪ ♪ the big story weather wise is the heat today. yesterday, the hottest day of the year. today, we top it as summer starts this morning. it will feel like it this afternoon. but it won't stay long. we talk about a cooling
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trend in the forecast. >> new crash reported in berkeley. on eastbound 80 at ashby. we have a live shot of berkeley. don't see the crash eastbound yet so we will be keeping track of slowing in both directions. >> we have a lot of news we've been following this first day of summer. good morning. i'm karina rusk. >> i'm eric thomas. we begin with the latest on breaking news you saw first at 4:30 on abc7. massive fire gutted a fraternity house on the campus of san jose state university. that fire literally burned for hours. abc7's nick smith joins us live with the latest. nick, every time we check back it looks as though the firefighters have made some progress. but there is something burning still. >> eric, they have indeed made progress. captain gutierrez is here with me now. you made some progress with the fire. but the fire is still burning. more than three hours into it. is that a reflection of seriousness of the fire? >> it is reflection of the seriousness. when we go defensive, tough to get to the seat of the
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fire and contain it. the flames are knocked down and they're making sure they knock out the rest of the fire. we originally did aggressive interior attack on the second floor in the attic. >> what was the situation when you arrived? >> they reported heavy back smoke at the back of the building. when they went inside they found heavy fire in the attic on the second floor. crews did aggressive interior fire attack. 45 minutes into the fire, because of the threat of collapse. danger firefighters, the vacate was called. all crews exited the building. that's when we put the master plan in operation. >> we have seen multiple agencies involved when we're back here live. what does it mean? >> we have three alarms worth of our san jose firefighters. 75 or a little more. it had to come from mutual aid with santa clara county. so we have resources to respond to additional emergencies in the city. >> captain gutierrez, thank you so much for your help. we're here live, eric. what we'll do is continue to
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follow the situation apt get more information. we know all 28 students have been evacuated. only one injury has been reported. that's a san jose fi firefighter who had a burned hand. they cannot call the situation contained yet because they're still searching for hot spot and they are trying to get the fire fully under control. live in san jose, nick smith, abc7 news. >> great effort there by the firefighters. thank you, nick. in oakland, a firefighter was injured and eight people are looking for a new home after a massive overnight fire gutted the victorian they were living in there. this fire started just after 2:00 this morning. in a home on the 1700 block of 23rd avenue. it took firefighters about an hour to get it knocked down. one firefighter suffered minor injuries. the homeowner told the fire investigators it began as a small electrical fire but it got too big for her to put out. eight people lived in home, including three children. no one was hurt and the red cross is helping them find somewhere else to stay. >> an all night standoff
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between police and what has believed to be an armed man ended peacefully over an hour ago. swat team first blocked off neighborhood around cairo and empire street, just before 8:30 last night. after checking on reports of an armed man walking around the neighborhood. the neighbors are once again being told they can leave their homes. no word on what charges the suspect was arrested on. and will now face. it's 6:04 now. it's already getting very warm in most of the bay area this morning. in fact, take a look behind me. it even looks warm out there. it appears summer is set to be ge gin with a bang. >> no photo shots there. mike nicco is here to tell us how hot the temperatures will get. >> check them out. this was yesterday. yesterday it was hottest day of the year. look how we almost touch 100 in east bay valley. we were in the mid-ed 90s in the north bay. the mid-90s from redwood city to south bay. san francisco 898. oakland, 89. comfort is san jose and
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santa rosa. for today, we have stagnant air. part of the heat and stagnation leads to poor air quality in inland valley of east bay. it's also 100 there today. widespread and low 90s in south bay and north bay. 86 at san francisco. still, nicest along the coast. 74 at half moon bay to 78 in santa cruz. frances? >> all right. >> all right. i'll take it back. thank you very much, mike. 6:05 now. today's hot weather has firefighters on edge. residents are asked to spare the air. amy hollyfield joins us and folks up there are supposed to clear 30 feet of defensible space. what is the status of that? >> reporter: they are not doing it yet, eric. that is the problem. today will be a reminder it's time. there are plenty of signs up here at oakland hills they need to be on their toes all the time. it's considered a critical
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fire area. the fire danger is moderate but look for it to be changing. they get updates at 10:00 this morn something there is a good chance it will change this morning. some landowners are lucky enough to get help from clears the brush from the goats. most people have to clear their area the hard way. firefighters tell me they haven't seen people in their yard doing work yet. >> we are getting late start because we have late rain. >> they are getting a late start clearing the vegetation from the property. we hope they do it now and next week when we'll start the vegetation management. >> fire storm here in oakland hills killed people and burped homes 20 years ago. the firefighters say people here are good about fire
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prevention. only a few they have to cop down on hard for protecting the area. look at this year and you don't look far to see the overgrown yards. we had late rain and the result is a lot of weeds piling up and firefighters haven't attacked them yet but next week the firefighters will do their inspections. the firefighters say it's important in hills to clear the yards. 30 feet of defensible space around the house is the norm. live in oakland, amy hollyfield. >> thank you. this morning, oakland police are investigating a shooting that left one person dead and three others injured. it happened 8:30 last night on the 800 block of 32nd street. when police arrived they didn't find victims. witnesses say four people left the scene and all four were found at the local hospital. no word on a motive for
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shooting. opd is looking for person who shot and killed a man driving through east oakland yesterday. the man was shot around noon. no word on suspects or motive in that shooting. >> a new report finds bare is top ten region in the nation for a car theft. the survey from the national insurance crime bureau finds three cities in the central valley, fresno, modesto and bakersfield are the top three hot spot for vehicle theft nationwide. vallejo/fairfield area is fifth. san francisco/oakland ifremont ranks in the ninth spot. over all, it finds car thefts are down for the seventh straight year. >> the san jose city council is expected to take a time vote on the budget for the next fiscal year. the $954 million spending plan has $150 million shortfall. the budget includes cutting estimated 500 city positions and laying off 100 police officers.
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20% pay cut will prevent them from laying off more public workers. mayor chuck reed says he is delaying a plan to ask the city council for support declaring a fiscal emergency. and come up with language for a fall ballot measure aimed to fiscal reform. reed is delaying action on both until early august. hold off on a ballot election measure until next march. the mayor's decision came after the city police and firefighter unions agreed yesterday to a framework for negotiations through the end of october on retirement reform. and other issues. 6:09 now. we have rising temperatures, rising fire danger and spare the air. it must be the first day of summer. >> mike nicco is here with the details on that. a lot to follow. >> a lot to talk about, too. let's get into it. look at the high pressure dominating the sky. a few high clouds through morning hours. i expect the sunshine to dominate the weather this
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afternoon. and calm conditions. if you look around, the fastest wind at sfo. it's only eight miles per hour. everybody else is calm until you get to concord and fairfield. it's just the breath at 3 miles per hour. a stagnant air that allows the heat to build. also possibility of dangerous pollution in east bay valley. that is the spread, most of us in 50s and 60s this morning. 47 in half moon bay. mid-to-upper 80s in san mateo and richmond. even else in low to mid-90s until you get to east bay valley where we will see triple digits. head to the monterey bay where it will be cooler overall. especially around the bay. temperatures in the mid-to-upper 70s here. to 82 at salinas. to mid-to-upper 90s, hollister, morgan hill. the accuweather seven-day forecast -- look at the cooling hit the coast in the bay tomorrow. it will move inland thursday and keep moving inland friday and saturday. saturday, sunday, and monday. the temperatures are close
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to average. a lot of sunshine after morning clouds. >> c.h.p. is en route to the accident that was just reported in berkeley that i mentioned. eastbound 80 at ashby. that's here on the lower part of your screen. i have not seen slowing at all. sometimes i would think that there is an accident eastbound that causes westbound traffic to get delayed. so far, it's looking good as well in both directions. we'll keep track of that accident. can't find it yet. the bay bridge toll plaza, just no wait at all. a lot of sunshine. and if you are heading across the golden gate bridge, it's really beautiful ride for marin county commuters heading to san francisco right now. eric, karina? >> thank you very much. it's 6:11. >> just ahead, pg&e gets hit with the second largest fine in state history. the explosion that led to that record fine. >> plus, a dry summer ahead. how big budget woes make it harder for residents to cool off this one city.
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up next, more on breaking news story of the morning. a fire that you can see has gutted the fraternity house. it's in the 100th block of 11 street. kappa sigma house. no injuries reported. 28 students got out of here okay. look for a cause. nick smith is here.
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a live report coming up in a few minutes. pg&e now agreed to pay $26 million fine and admit to safety violations because of an explosion outside sacramento in 2008. it's the second largest fine for a utility in state history. the california public utility commission announced the fine yesterday. under the agreement, pg&e admits the pipe involved in the explosion was not properly pressure test and not authorized for gas service. the christmas eve pipeline explosion and fire in rancho cordova killed one person and injured five others. stanford university agreed to wait another month to get final approval for massive expansion of stanford hospital. the $5 billion project has been in the works for four years. and was set to get that approval yesterday when issue pop up. >> they raised concerns over finding out that one of classrooms would have to be demolished to make way for
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nine-story parking garage. >> it's gotten harder to beat the heat in oakland with a deep in a public pool. budget cut have forced closure of pools. the city live oak pool is set to close july 1. >> being able to swim is a life skill that all people should avail themselves of learning. to have a beautiful approximately in the oakland community that are not open and available to the citizens and the youth of the community is just, is tragic. >> especially on a day like today. it's a different story in richmond. this is the first full summer. the city plunge indoor pool is in operation. that opened last august. >> especially today when something is happening. >> the heat. >> something might not be
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happening. electricity at your house again. >> not fun. >> two words. solar panels. >> thank you. i was worried for a minute. >> or pool indoor. yeah. go outside to show what is going on. find eric at richmond taking a dip in the pool if the power goes out. watch out. rolling brown-outs again maybe because it will be hotter in the central valley. they will use a lot of electricity like we will, do, around the bay area with record heat. 6:18. a beautiful picture of the marin headlands to the el have of the north bay and the early morning light. 70 in antioch. 50 at half moon bay. the rest of us in 50s and 60s. warm start. the cooling weather around monterey bay an inland. >> poor air quality possible in east bay valley.
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cooler across the board. by saturday. for today, we are two degrees warmer in concord. 100, near the record high. oakland is 90. santa rosa is 96. san jose and hayward is the same as yesterday. san francisco, maybe cooler from 88 to 86. you probably won't notice it. it's easy everywhere else. but ozone is below the threshold for those that are most sensitive. notice the lack of marine layer clouds along most of the neighborhood. but it's over the ocean. notice how they try to creep closer to the coast rate. they be here tomorrow. start cooling. we have the 70s, 80s, 90s, 100. 90s and 100s are the most dominant. 94 at santa clara. to near 100 in los gatos. millbrae, matt malt. mid-to-upper 80s. low to mid-90s for the rest of the peninsula. you want relief, head to the coast. 74 in half moon bay.
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74 in sunset. 10 to 12 degrees warmer in downtown and south san francisco with the mid-80s there. same in saucelito. low to mid-90s in north bay valley. low to mid-70s at your beaches. 86 at berkeley. one of the cooler spot on east bay shore. 94 in fremont. the 90 in rayward is close to 92. record high in concord is 101. 100 is close. most of the neighbors are around 100, too. upper 90s to morgan hill. mid-90s in gilroy and hollister. 20 degrees cooler around the monterey bay. with the mid-70s. heading to the game tonight, warm by at&t standards. 7:15 first pitch. swins are in town. 74. dropping to 66 degrees. tonight, we have 74 in antioch. everybody else in the low to mid-60s from the coast to san francisco mid-to-upper 50s. the accuweather seven-day forecast -- we stair step down in temperatures. the bay and the coast. eight degrees cooler tomorrow. eight degrees of cooling moves inland thursday. the temperatures friday through sunday are close to
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average. have a great day and stay cool. frances? >> stay cool. i'll enjoy the heat wave in san francisco. if you spare the air, take mass transit. they are report nothing delays and they're not free today. san jose state, nick smith is doing the live report. the streets are blocked around east fernando street. go to interstate 80 in berkeley. the crash reported wasn't there. c.h.p. drove by, so eastbound 80 looks good. westbound traffic still flowing well as you make your way to the bay bridge toll plaza where the metering lights have been turned on so the backup is starting to grow. just be on the end of the parking lot for some of the fast track lanes. you can get the latest traffic anytime by going to website eric, karina? >> thank you very much. 6:21. >> coming up, a little more gnome pride. change google is making this month to honor gay rights. h@
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welcome back. google is now adding a rainbow to some of the search results in honor of gay pride month. >> the six-color rainbow is a new addition this year and only appears for ceremonies like term like gay, lesbian and or transgender. >> the search giant known for support of gay rights. rainbow appears through the end of the month.
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>> still ahead at 6:30, not the type of departure a local airport is looking for. >> we'll tell you what is behind the tomorrowals and the businesses -- terminals and businesses closing up shot at mineta san jose international airport. >> plus, the latest on all-night standoff involving oakland swat team. >> latest as you see there on a massive fraternity house fire on the campus of san jose state. >> 43 reports of tornadoes. flight arrival delays, none right now. but flight ♪ the rich aroma gets you up ♪ looking forward to your first cup ♪ morning! big day, huh? thank you. ♪ oh that mountain grown taste, ♪ ♪ just what you need ♪ for the big race. daughter: morning mom! are you excited? ♪ as you finish every mile... ♪ how rewarding are those smiles... ♪ [ cheers from the crowd ] of wakin' up... ♪ mommy, you did it! ♪ is folgers in your cup.
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. trading just getting underway this morning in new york. stock futures, well, you just have trading getting underway. we oar not saying where the dow is headed. i would imagine a little higher on hopes that a vote in greece later today help that country avoigted default -- avoid a default. we'll go live to the new york stock exchange coming up in 15 minutes. >> we'll see what the numbers are like later on. but we turn now to latest on breaking news you saw first at 4:30 on abc7. a massive fire gutted a fraternity house on the campus of san jose state university. the fire literally burned for hours and has just been brought under control on the last 15 minutes. abc7's nick smith joins us live with the latest. nick?
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>> been a long morning indeed. if you think it's been a long morning for us, watching the fire burn, and for the firefighters fighting it, it's been a long morning for matty. you and your fraternity brothers were inside the home when it started. what happened? >> pretty much everyone was sleeping and i woke up to people screaming, get out of the house. there is a fire. we all went around the nature, that everyone left the building. knocked on everyone's door. made sure everyone left the building and everything. there was smoke coming out from the rooftop. and only, like we called the firefighters. it was just a little bit of smoke. we have thought that everyone was fine. >> you didn't take it seriously at first. >> not really. >> we thought it's all going to be under control. just a little smoke. 20 minutes later, pretty much. it was like a huge fire. like coming out of the rooftop. it was huge. we had to go a block away
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from the house. we felt the heat of the fire. that's how huge it is. >> everyone is fine. you have some place to go. >> everyone is fine. everyone has places to go. thanks to us belonging to a greek system. we're all together. as president i got calls from so many people being like hey, you're more than welcome to stay. ato or whatever. they offered us to stay. i'm grateful. i'm not surprised. this is what the greek system is all about. >> thank you. appreciate that. >> we understand, eric, this morning what they've been able to do initially started this fire with an offensive approach. what that means is they went inside and hope to attack the fire inside in the lunchroom when the fire started. they realized they couldn't take the fire under control in that way. they moved to defensive approach.
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they brought the water and if you have seen the pictures from sky7 you know how the damage and extent of the fire and the fire caused. 28 students again have been evacuated from the building safely. the only injury that we're reporting this morning is that to a firefighter whose hand was burned. in the initial response to the fire here. again, this fire has indeed been contained. eric, we do know that the transportation system here bus route 72 and 73 have been interrupted in san jose because of the emergency equipment in the roadway. live in san jose. nick smith, abc7 news. >> thank you. we're following developing news in oakland where fire gutted victorian overnight and injured a firefighter. this started after 2:00 this morning at home on 1700 block of 23rd avenue. it took firefighters about an hour to get it knocked down and we're told one firefighter suffered minor injuries battling the blaze.
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the homeowner told fire investigators that began with a small electrical fire. but it quickly got too big for her to put out on her own. eight people lived in the home, including three children. none were hurt. and the red cross is helping them find somewhere else to stay. it's 6:34 now. new questions raised about pg&e oversight of the natural gas line following release of internal memo. the media partner the san jose mercury news show the memo showed the utility was alerted 20 years ago that the pipeline recordkeeping system was disorganized and out of date. the memos released yesterday are part of the investigation into september's pipeline explosion in san bruno that killed eight people. and destroyed 38 homes. >> pg&e's record and information coordinator in the 1990s had concerns that the company needed to update the pipeline pressure records. at the time, the utility didn't seem to think that was a priority. later, his job was
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eliminated. >> pg&e now says it turned over 225,000 pages of documents related to the pipeline to state regulators. some question whether anyone will read documents. the "san francisco examiner" reports that they question whether they had the man power to sort through documents. >> the puc says every document so far has been examined. they are not willing to stay every document will be read in the future. >> the family of missing student michele le has turned to a private investigator to help figure out what happened to her. lee disappeared more than three weeks ago from kaiser hospital in hayward where she was a nursing student. police are now investigating lee's disappearance as a homicide. but her family believes she is still alive.
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the private investigate they hired is promising confidentiality and protection to anyone who may have been afraid to come forward until now. you will find his name, number and e-mail address on our website look under see it on tv. >> you will see warning sign on highways today to watch out for highway workers that comes after the death of a freeway worker in san diego. caltrans worker was picking up litter along interstate 15 struck by a car. 52-year-old richard gonzales is the third highway worker to die on the job in the last 48 days. the driver of a white cadillac that struck him was detained at the scene by the california pieway patrol. drivers ignore the posted warning signs. >> the sign, the arrow pointing this way. they are still coming up on you. >> scary sometimes. it's like an impact and they want to give you the finger. we're just doing what we are
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told. >> the head of caltrans ordered statewide review of the workers. the c.h.p. will ticket the drivers who don't slow down. >> need a cab this afternoon. it may be tough to find one in san francisco. they are planning a two-hour strike at noon. they will circle city hall and it will allow the cab companies to charge drivers 5% fee on rides paid for by credit card. the municipality transportation agency is considering tracking cabs electronically and putting more taxis on the street. >> lawyer for the three american hikers charged with espionage in iran set a hearing date of july 31 has been set in the case. >> shane bauer, josh fattal and sarah shourd were detained along the iran-iraq border. the three deny spying charges. barbour and fattal remain --
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bauer and fattal are in custody in iran. shourd was released last year on bail. refuses to return to iran for trial. they expect to make a decision by late august. >> drop in the number of flights at mineta san jose international airport means six gates will close with two businesses. our media partner the mercury news says san jose city council is set to amend a contract to close the deli and newsstand. the airport officials say they hope closures will be temporary. the number one objective is get more flights and airlines. once we are ok suck elf at that and the need to open one or six of those gates, we can do so at a moment's notice. >> the closures will not impact flight traffic.
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>> blue skies there. the blue skies will continue with higher temperatures. it's 6:38. >> hot today. >> possible, rolling brown-out. and poor air quality. >> that is where we find the ozone levels most accessible. out's cooler than yesterday. everybody else is the same or one to four degrees warmer. we are starting out at 8:00. we have mid-to-upper 60s around the bay shore. low to mid-90s by noon. east bay valley. south bay and knot bay valley with upper 70s to mid-80s around the bay shore. we will be in the mid-80s to near 90. we have upper 90s in east
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bay valley. check out half moon bay. 7 # degrees. the accuweather seven-day forecast -- by saturday, a 12 to 20-degree drop. good morning. >> good morning. >> in your report, a new crash reported in san jose. north 101 approaching 880. we will check that out in the next report. the bay bridge toll plaza, traffic is backed up beyond the end of the parking lot. not bigger delay than usual. the san mateo bridge looks good as well. as you make your way westbound to 101 through san mateo. it's still delay free right now. we have a live shot of 101 in millbrae. traffic is headed northbound. flowing at or above the speed limit past sfo to san francisco. we'll check out the north bay for you and show you 101. in san rafael. so in north bay, the traffic is still fine. no accidents reported.
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update on the crash on san jose. north 101 approaching 880. c.h.p. is en route. >> i'm give people back 18 minutes. it's 6:41. >> trading is underway on wall street. we have a live report from the new york stock exchange. straight ahead. first up, a live look at the big board. the dow is up 40 points. >> plus, throwing his hat in increasing crowded ring. we tell you about the former ambassador who is announcing he is ready to run for president. upping fear factor. the frightening
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. welcome back. 6:45 on tuesday. nothing on live doppler7 h.d. we have snow melt in yosemite. 83 in tahoe. where is it warmest? palm springs. 76 in big sur. cool spot. to 61 in eureka. >> eric? >> thank you. it look like you want to be along the coast today, stay cool. 6:45 now. another republican is expected to enter the race for his party's presidential nomination this morning. former utah governor john huntsman is expected to make his bid official within the next half hour.
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he will make the announcement at liberty park, promising to achieve energy independence and overhaul the tax code. huntsman was former u.s. ambassador to china until april. he respects the president but says he and mr. obama has a difference of opinion on how to help the country. >> presidential hopeful romney visits the bay area as part of a three-day fund raising campaign. barbecue at the home of sun micro systems cofounder scott mcneilly. he will hit sacramento, los angeles and orange county. the latest field poll shows romney holding a solid lead over the party rival information california. >> there is word that long-time north bay congresswoman lynn woolsey plans to retire this year. next year. the press democrat sites sources saying she is set to announce she is leaving office at the end of her term in 2012. she is planning a news
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conference to discuss the future. they represented marrin and sonoma county for 20 years. track of redistricting map released last week indicates that the congressional district would shift significantly in the change is approved. today is scandalize representative weiner last day in congress. he resigned over an sexting scandal including lewd photos to six wiem. the resignation letter is said to be read today. it's effective at midnight. 6:47 now. a possible delay in the release of the next iphone. california is not the best place to keep your car out in the open. >> for that and more, bloomberg reporter jane king joins us live from the new york stock exchange. jane? s>> >> hi, eric, karina. if you like your car, you
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might want to think about parking it somewhere other than the bay area. san francisco and oakland among the top ten spots for vehicle theft. fresno is number one in the nation. sacramento is also on the list. nationwide auto is at the lowest level since 1967. they're helping to deter thieves. national insurance of crime bureau says los angeles, new york, miami, dallas and detroit are among the cities reporting drop and auto theft. kick off a two-day meeting on the economy and interest rate. the economists by bloomberg say they think the fed will look to extent the stimulus plan. trying to fight off economic slowdown. at the top of the hour, they get report from may home sales. i would give us a sign that the economy is slowing down. see the numbers. the numbers on wall street. dow, s&p and nasdaq in the green. they have the modest gain so far today. bloomberg silicon valley is trading up half a percent. talk of a delay on release
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of the next iphone. analysts saying that the next iphone may not come out until september or early october. meaning apple could see a failed slowdown. in the back to school shopping month of september. the am lists say the less -- analysts says the less expensive miny iphone is critical to expand the ishare. that's another product for to us talk about and speculate about. jane king, bloomberg news. >> thank you very much. 6:49. more news. the national park service is celebrating the first day of summer with a freebie. it's allowing free entry today in every national park in the country. that means you can enjoy spectacular sites like the waterfalls in yosemite. for free. the usual fee to enter the park is $20 per car. the heavy snow run off has the rivers and streams in yosemite running full of water. >> you got a chance to see those recently. they're spectacular. >> this is a day to stand under one. >> 30-degree weather was
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still wonderful. >> it averages out. 100 degrees, 30 degrees. >> good. >> 65. >> you go to our beaches and then we have, you know, 58, 59 degrees. >> yeah. >> whichever you prefer. >> we are looking at the sky7-hd. hovering over the bay area. you see it looking back at san francisco this morning. the buildings looking like they're whitewash by the sun already. it will only get hotter this afternoon. talk about temperatures in san francisco. 57. half moon bay is 50. 55 in napa. low to mid-60s until you get to antioch at 68. monterey bay, not much changed. inland, hottest day of the year on the way with the total sunshine. a little poor air quality mixing. especially east bay valley. cooler everywhere. by saturday. as far as what is happening today, take a look at the temperatures. compared to average. we're 12 degrees warmer in
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redwood city. 15 in livermore, napa, san jose. san francisco is 18 degrees warmer than average. these aren't close to record high in most area. livermore's record high is 108. the sunset will be 8:35 this afternoon. here you go. spare the air. in the east bay valley. the rest of us should be fine. hazy around the rest of the bay area. poor air quality will be confined to here. east bay valley. in the 100s today. 98, 989. 100, what is the difference. still hot! 85 in berkeley. 86 in berkeley. all the way up to 94 in fremont. it's hot along the east bay shore, too. mid-to-upper 90s in south bay. los gatos, 99 degrees. low to mid-90s. we have the low mid-70s along the coast.
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low to mid-90s through north bay valley. a look at the giants game. warm for at&t park. 74 degrees at 7:15. the first pitch. to 66 as the twins are in town. mid-to-upper 50s, half moon bay. san francisco. notice clouds. cooling trend that will move in tomorrow. until then, look at the trifecta of high pressure. all the over the eastern pacific. tomorrow to thursday, saturday and sunday, 12 to 20 degrees cooler. temperatures hold through the weekend. >> new accident just came in. westbound 4 at bailey. blocking two lanes. traffic is heavy there. it will slow down more. they are reporting no delays
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but they are not free today. north 101 in san jose approaching 880. we had the earlier accident reported. it looks like it's not blocking any lanes. but there is a couple of spots where slowing already on north 101 past the capital expressway. again, from alum rock to 880. we have a live shot of 280 and 17 nearby. that is looking good. if you want to take northbound 280 out of downtown area. bay bridge toll plaza, just backed up now slightly beyond the end of the parking lot. check out 101 in san rafael. starting to get crowd ed. get the latest traffic anytime by going to the website >> thank you. >> cigarette packs are going to get new labels. the food and drug administration today is expected to roll out nine new warning labels. the images include people dying of cancer.
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all are desiped to shock smokers in to quitting and prevent others from starting. the cigarette makers have until the fall of 2012 to comply. >> it's 6:54. recapping the top stories. firefighters are still pouring water on a big blaze at a fraternity house next to san jose state university campus. >> nick smith has been on the seen all morning long. he is live with the details. >> a busy morning. firefighters from multiple agencies were called to a fire at the kappa sigma fraternity house. a report of the frat house reported to see smoke. they saw smoke and fire in the second floor laundry room. order was given to evacuate the building where all 28 of the students made it out safely. i want you to know that the firefighters' initial approach was defensive one where the fire is attacked
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inside the building. when efforts failed to extension wish the blaze, defensive approach was used to attack it from outside and above. this helped to illustrate extent of damage to the roof. we know that the fire has been contained. the only injury that we're reporting today is the burn to the hand of a firefighter. live in san jose, nick smith, abc7 news. >> thank you very much. checking our other top stories, massive fire early this morning injured a firefighter and gutted a victorian home on the 1700 block of 23rd block in oakland. it started as an electrical fire after 20:00 this morning. it took firefighters an hour to get it knocked down? one firefighter suffered minor injuries. eight residents are getting help to find a new place to
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stay. >> this is time for a last look at weather. mike? >> yeah. watch out if you have asthma or you have trouble breathing when the ozone layer creep up in the east bay valley. that is where the spare the air is most concentrated. the rest of sus hazy season. the hot conditions near record high in hayward. it's near 100 and the east valley neighborhood are triple digit this afternoon. the bay shore to south bay and north bay valley. the mid-to-upper 80s. san mateo, richmond. go to half moon bay and santa cruz. mid-to-upper 70s. water temperature in mid-to-upper 50s. the cooling starts tomorrow. by friday. all of us are closer to where we should be. >> bay bridge toll plaza, not bad. beyond the end of the parking lot. that's where the backup
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starts. there is a crash that c.h.p. is en route to. right now. westbound 4 at bailey. apparently four cars blocked. two lanes. traffic is heavy out of antioch. slow ride on westbound 4. if you want to bypass that. system report nothing delays. the highway is closed through the week for sand removal. >> thank you for joining us for the abc7 morning news. we have a local update at 7:24. >> join us for midday news at 11:00 as we watch the temperatures climb. stay connect 24/7 at ♪
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