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good morning. i'm amy hollyfield live at ocean beach with the story of a dramatic rescue. the coast guard had to save three crab fishermen after the boat capsized. that story coming up. >> this morning, for only the sixth time in 20 years, california will start the fiscal year with a state budget. democrats approved an $86 billion spending plan late last night without a single republican vote. >> we are looking at s.f.o., where we should not have flight arrival delays rivalling yesterday because we don't have the record-setting rain for one thing. we have sunshine. isolated chance of a shower. we'll update you on the weekend heat wave. >> it looks good at the bay bridge toll plaza. the metering lights still off. and you're in for a very
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nice ride across the upper and the lower deck. kristen? >> bart agrees to pay $1.3 million to the mother of oscar grant. the settlement resolves a wrongful death and civil rights suit filed by grant's family against the agency. . 5:01. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm terry mcsweeney. the big story yesterday and today weather. big changes on the way. >> the change is the story. talk to mike right away. >> a look at the live doppler7 h.d. notice how quiet it is this morning. no radar returns showing up. in fact, clouds are breaking as we wake up this morning. however, the area of low pressure is right on top of us. that is an area of rising air. we get some sunshine. aggravate the atmosphere. put moisture in it as it evaporates moisture from the grounds. then you have clouds. clouds get bigger and you have storms. you can see the wrap-around here in north bay. while it's quiet right now, still have to keep a chance
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of isolated shower in the forecast. once we get past that, heat wave for the weekend. kristen and terry has news. >> mike, a very busy morning already for coast guard. one of the men rescued is in bad shape. amy hollyfield has that story. >> the boat is still out there. they are going to wait until daylight before they go out there and try to recover it. the coastguard plans to get out and take a look at it. the three fishermen are okay. they' they're -- their boat capsized this morning and three fishermen went in the water. they had a life raft on board and the coast guard found them floating safely in the raft. they had about 270 crab pots on board. 80 of those were full. the fishermen believe the load shifted and it caused them to tip.
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>> the boat rolled over and wouldn't come back. >> they don't think weather was an issue. it was clear at the time. they think it was a shift in their load. all the men are from arcadia. they are okay and resting and waiting for the wife of one men to come pick them up. they are looking into recovering things from the boat, including the crab. 80 pots of crab. the boat is 600 yards offshore from here. it might be stuck on something. coast guard is not sure. it's dark and the main concern is getting people rescue and getting them shore. once they get daylight, they will check it out and see what they can recover. make sure there isn't fuel leaking in the water.
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amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >> thank you. governor brown is expected to sign the state budget soon. it passed the legislature late last night. because there is no tax increase, simple majority vote was enough to pass so not a republican vote was needed. but there is something in the budget for each party to dislike. >> the budget will devastate public education, schools and children. $3 billion worth of cuts. >> this budget right now doesn't go far enough to really correcting the things that are wrong here in california. of course, it's going to be a release to taxpayers, if the actual tax, if the taxes go back to what they were before 2009. temporary taxes are set to expire on friday. the state sales tax would drop by 1% and vehicle lie sense tax would drop by half. governor released a statement saying that the legislature made tough choices and delivered an honest, balanced and on-time budget with painful cuts. if he signs it, as expected, it will be only the fifth
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time since 1991 that california has had a budget in place before the start of the fiscal year. oakland city council members have until friday to approve a budget that is facing a $58 million shortfall. the council met after announcing early they're the police officers association, firefighters union and three other employee groups agreed to concessions. they include asking members to pay 9% of their pension costs. councilmembers also considered a proposal to rehire 44 laid off police officers. but it wasn't clear if the money to do that would come from sale of the henry j. kaiser convention center, which was also discusseded. in san francisco, mayor's office announced tentative agreement with police and fire unions over wage give-back requested by mayor ed lee. the "san francisco examiner" report both are entitled to wage hikes in the next fiscal year. the tentative agreement is expected to have a 3% raise july 1. in return, they would increase pension contribution by 3%. they would still get 1%
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raise in the middle of the year. union members have to approve the agreement. the city is facing $306 million deficit. 5:06. settlement hearings between bart and the father and friends of oscar grant continue today. grant was shot and killed in 2009 by the bart police officer johannes mehserle. his mother received a seven-figure settlement from bart yesterday. abc7's lisa amin gulezian reports. >> reporter: bart paid oscar grant's mother wanda johnson $1.3 million in the wrongful death lawsuit she filed against the transit agency and its officers. >> no amount of money can replace oscar. if i got a dollar, or $100 million, it still wouldn't bring oscar back. >> what we're here for today and this goes on is to hold bart accountable for the wrong that the employees brought on our family. >> a jury found johannes mehserle guilty of invol
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involuntary manslaughter. he was released from jail earlier in month. the settlement means johnson cannot seek further damages from bart, mehserle, other officers or their families. >> regardless of the settlement, it leaves the mother -- [ inaudible ] >> none of this stops other suits from moving forward. including one filed by other meven who were on the bart platform during the confrontation. >> we feel strongly that the department and the officers didn'ted do anything wrong with those men. >> bart and the officers have not admitted wrongdoing. >> you can say i admit it or not. payment of the substantial amount of money is acknowledgment that the officer conduct, itself, was wrong, inappropriate and against the law. >> last year, oscar grant's daughter tatiana received a settlement of $1.5 million. in the newsroom, lisa amin
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gulezian, abc7 news. amtrack train attendant filed the first lawsuit over crash of emeryville bound train that killed six people. woman from illinois filed the suit that alleges negligence on part of the truck driver lawrence valley and his employer john davis trucking. she is seeking excess of $10,000 for the general damages. the truck ran in train. 5:08. you know what i'm wondering about? >> who is seeing showers this morning? is there any out there left? >> check in with mike nicco. >> the stuff she worries about. always thinking of everybody else. isn't that wonderful? in mendocino county we have radar corn certains and these -- concerns and they could slide southeast and west to the neighborhood. that's why we are keeping scattered chance of showers in the forecast.
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it is moving at 5 miles per hour so it could be a bumpy ride. the winds are mild and uniform. ranging from 54 to 57 gree grees -- degrees. in afternoon, widen the spread. mid-to-upper 60s for bay shore and north bay valley. low to mid-70s, east bay and south bay. best chance for the storms in green here, up near clearlake. with the northwesterly flow behind the area of low pressure. westerly flow, some could move in north bay. possibly the east bay valley. monterey bay, dry for most of the bay. cloudy around the coast, mid-60s to monterey at 62. low to mid-70s inland. here is your accuweather seven-day forecast -- morning clouds give way to sunshine and let the warming begin. back to average tomorrow.
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above average away from the coast. friday through tuesday. good morning, danielle. >> good morning. we've got a new crash in oakland. this is westbound 580 past highway 24. a couple of cars got into it there. they have the left lane blocked. so emergency crews are on the scene. tow truck pulled up. that should be in the clearing stages shortly. not affecting the ride, especially if you make your way to the bay bridge toll plaza. where things are looking good. the metering lights are off. no delays making your way to san francisco. quick check of drive-time, westbound 4 from antioch to 242. about 13-minute trip. in san jose, northbound 101 from 280/680 interchange, ten minutes making your way to 237. kristen? >> all right, thanks a lot, danielle. 5:10. >> still ahead, a key player in making twitter the micro blogging giant it is today. decides to move on. >> the special honor the oakland a's are paying today to the amazing cal bears baseball team.
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. mastercard is insisting the recent website out seasonal not the work of hackers. website was knocked offline yesterday, but mastercard said it was not the same kind of denial of service attacks it experienced in december after it blocked payments to wiki leaks. the secret sharing site that
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angered u.s. government publishing secret diplomatic cables. they say the latest problem is caused by a problem at the internet provider. the man who sent out the first ever tweet is leaving the micro blogging site he cofounded. isaac biz stone says he will work with twitter but the effecttive way now is to get out of way of the leadership team. the san francisco based company has been undergoing executive changes and is trying to capitalize on the global popularity by selling more ads. the 37-year-old stone says he wants to help schools, non-profit and the advisory board. experts recommend wearing the sunglasses to offer u.v. to shield the eyes from the harmful rays. a new generation of contract lenses issed aing to that protection. carolyn johnson reports. >> on most days, she counts on the contact lenses to do the obvious, correct her vision. unless she's out on the water. >> i do. i surf with them. absolutely. >> they don't come out.
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>> the lepzs she is wearing offer increasingly feature commonly associated with sunglasses. protection from all tra violet rays. >> this is an example of u.v.-absorbing soft contact lens. >> san francisco optometrist clifford lee says they're not colored like sunglasses and they don't change what the eye sees. instead, the polymer and the plastic lenses absurd the u.v. light and prevent them from reaching the cornea. >> typically a soft lens covers the cornea and will provide protection of the structure of the cornea and the structures behind that. >> u.v. light is linked to condition, chewing early formation of cataracts. the new lenses manufacturered by several companies come in two classes, with class one offering the best protection. blocking 96% of the u.v. ways and 100% of u.v.b. rays. manufacturers and the miles per hour op to metric association say they're no substitute for sunglasses
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because they don't cover the entire eye. they leave the whites unprotect and vulnerable. >> in high-exposure activities, skiing, sailing, there are potential growths on the white portion of the eye that can also occur. >> lens manufacturers still recommend wearing is up glasses over contacts when possible. for cynthia, they offer extra piece of mind in situations where she says sunglasses aren't practical. >> you can't see if you are on a board and looking out at waves. if you don't have your lenses in, you won't be able to see what is coming at you. it's nice to know that you have u.v. protection. >> that was carolyn johnson reporting. she says different manufacturers offer different degree of protection. if it's a feature you like, ask about the level of u.v. protection. the cal bears baseball team will be honored at the oakland coliseum in the game between a's and marlins. they made it to the college world series for the first time since 1992.
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after coming back from the threatened loss of the baseball program because of the budget cuts. they named the coach the collegiate baseball coach of the year and second baseman was named the pac-10 player of the year. they did all of that facing the threat of losing status of the school. >> to the drink of elimination from existence. >> and then all the way to the world series. a great bay area story. >> go bears. >> go bears. i no eyou didn't go to cal, but you feel it. >> are you a jayhawk? >> yes. >> we didn't make the college world series. >> you won is that basketball thing so it didn't matter. >> that's kind of our thing. >> yeah. >> what is the thing today? sunglasses later, maybe, hopefully? still cloudy? >> i think it's so, part of the forecast. we could have isolated showers and the sunshine could aggravate the atmosphere and create the conditions needed. take a look outside. good morning. coming up on 5:18.
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see the clouds breaking across the bay area. as we look back to the west from emeryville. an old and say a current, how about that? the oakland side of the bay bridge. the new span built. can't wait to get it finished lift be nice to drive along that and walk. the live doppler7 h.d. showing how quiet is it except for around the sierra. we have a few radar returns around lake and mendocino county. some could wrap in northeast to north bay. the best area for the isolated showers this afternoon. step outside, the temperatures are uniform, mid-to-upper 50s. low to mid-50s around monterey bay and inland. salinas, 57 degrees. the first highlight, chance of isolated showers in the cooler than average weather for all of us today. tomorrow, we have clouds. then sunshine. warmer weather. back to average tomorrow. sunshine all throughout. friday, tuesday. we'll have heat around the bay area. but not as much at the coast.
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today in the south bay, start around 67, sunnyvale and milpitas. 72 in los gatos. on the peninsula, start in upper 60s. 62 in millbrae. heading to south bay, los altos is 70. we have upper 50s even with the sunshine along the coast. downtown san francisco, low 60s. same with saucelito. upper 50s at your beaches. the mid-to-upper 60s throughout the valley. notice as you head to clear lake. that is the better area or one of the better areas for an isolated shower. the winds blowing to the southeast. the east bay shore should be dry and mid-to-upper 60s. some for morgan hill. and hollister. mid-to-upper 60 for the rest of the monterey bay. tonight, we have the clouds around and low to mid-50s. drizzle along the coast. mid-to-upper 40s along cloverdale and santa rosa. see what is going on.
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the area of low pressure behind cold front. area of unstable air. counterclockwise flow, it will steer the showers to the neighborhood. that's why i can't call it completely dry today. be darn close. watch the low move away and see the showers develop to the north. slide north bay. fall apart by 7:00, 8:00 tonight. all is clear. we have clouds tomorrow morning. it will give way to sunshine and the temperatures are back to normal level. warmer than average away from the coast. the heat will peak over the holiday weekend. have a great day. danielle? >> it's getting busier on the roadway. 101 at lucas valley road. headlights are headed in the southbound commute direction. making your way to the goldp gate bridge. the cars are flowing freely in both directions making your way across the span.
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avoid roadways and check in with mass transit. bart, asian, muni, caltrain, checking in problem-free. for the latest traffic, go to click on the bay area traffic link. >> thank you. 5:21. >> coming up next, nasa sets date for final launch. >> and new twist in the dodgers ifsial woes. the radical action major league baseball is considering. >> the billboard raising eyebrows in a nevada city.
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good morning. 5:23 on wednesday morning. here is a live picture from san jose. a little cloudy for the drivers on the freeways there. at 101 and 880. but you can see traffic is moving smoothly. no delays here. we talk more to mike to see about the remaining showers from yesterday's storm and talk to danielle about where the hot spots are in traffic. coming up. >> person familiar with the major league baseball plan involving the dodgers says the league will probably file a motion to seize the cash-strapped team. baseball constitution does allow the constitutioner to take control -- commissioner to take control of a team that seeks chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. the league must file a motion seeking termination of the fran chi. b -- franchise. yesterday a delaware judge authorized the dodgers to enter into a financing arrangement. there is a billboard controversy in north las
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vegas. the police officers association put up billboards with messages meant to remind the public of the city council recent decision to lay off officers. one says due to recent police layoffs we can no longer guarantee your safety. the mayor says she has been receiving calls from worried citizens and says he she doesn't agree with the wording of the billboard but defends the officer's right to put them up. nasa set the date for the last space shuttle launch. nasa says the atlantis will take off for the international space station on july 8, if everything goes right. atlantis will deliver a year's worth of supplies to the station. the 12-day mission will end the 30-year shuttle program. 5:25 now. next at 5:30, the school book toss that has a san francisco school district doing explaining. >> california has a new budget. next at 5:30, the winners, losers and the $86 billion spending plan. >> crab boat capsized overnight and the coast guard had to rescue the
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three fishermen on board. i'm amy hollyfield. the story of why it tipped over coming up next. >> good morning to you. a look at high temperatures across the country. notice the warmest weather, phoenix, 110. dallas, 100. mid-to-uppered 90s, salt lake and denver. 63 in seattle for one of the mildest spots. none of the major airports are reporting delays right now. any severe weather you can see is well up to the chimney of idaho and montana. even if it's not weather related we have delays on
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good morning. i'm amy hollyfield live at ocean beach, where the coast guard plans to go in the water soon to recover a boat that capsized overnight.
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the story coming up. >> also this morning, democrats in the state legislature pass a new state budget. it includes cuts to education, but no new taxes. >> we're looking live from the roof cam here in downtown san francisco. you can still see clouds out there, that may drop a shower or two around the bay area. but the big story is the record rains are over. heat is on the way for the weekend. i'll have an update. >> and things looking good over at the bay bridge toll plaza. the metering lights are off. if you are headed into the city, now is a great time. >> an expert investigating last year's deadly san bruno pipeline explosion is now discounting sewer work as the probable cause of the disaster. >> good morning, everyone. i'm terry mcsweeney. >> i'm kristen sze. thank you for joining us. begin with a harrowing overnight rescue off the san francisco coast. the coast guard saved three men whose boat capsized. amy hollyfield is live at's beach with their story. >> the fishermen are okay.
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they say the load shifted and that's why the boat capsized. the men are all from arcadia according to the coast guard. the boat capsized at 12:30 this morning. it had 270 crab pots on board and 80 were full. they say the load moved at the last minute. it was very quick, that's why think all ended up in the water. they were well prepared, though. when the coast guard found them, they were all okay. >> they had survival suits and they had a life raft. i'm not sure if it automatically deployed or they deployed it themselves but they're lucky it had it. >> the fishermen said it all happened very fast. they're not resting at the coast guard station, waiting for the wife of one of the men to come and pick them up. here is a live picture, you can see what is left of the boat. you have can't see much of it. it is mostly submerged. it's 600 yards off the shore. next to the cliffhouse restaurant. here at ocean beach. the coast guard's plan is to
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get in there as soon as the sun comes up and see what they can recover. a lot of property on board. the fishermen are interested in the pots full of crab. just to see what they can salvage. the coast guard wants to make sure that no fuel is leaking. middle of the night, it was dark and they were focussed on saving the people. as soon as the sun comes up, the focus will turn to the boat. live in san francisco, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >> thank you, amy. governor jerry brown is expected to sipe the state's budget soon. after months of frustration and negotiation, the budget passed the legislature late last night toousing approval of -- to the rousing approval of no one. abc7's john alston reports. >> aye. >> reporter: so it went. virtually every vote along party lines. one of the democrats that broke ranks and voted no on the budget is senator leland yee of san francisco. >> the budget is going to devastate further public education in the schools, the children. another $3 billion worth of
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cuts. in addition to that, you know, we're going to be looking at higher student fees. >> the u.c. and c.s.u. system would each lose $150 million. the state anticipates extra $4 billion in tax revenues but it has pitfalls, too. >> the anticipated revenue does not show up and turn up, we'll have additional, very severe cuts. >> after vetoing the budget two weeks ago, governor brown negotiated the deal with democrats because there is no tax increase. simple majority vote was enough. not a single republican vote was needed. >> this budget doesn't go far enough to correct what is wrong in california. this will be a relief to taxpayers if the actual tax, if the tax goes back to what they were before 2009. >> the temporary taxes are set to expire on friday. the state sales tax would drop by 1%. vehicle lie sense tax would drop by half. drivers would have to pay extra $12 to renl center the
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vehicles. >> i anticipate the governor signing the budget. >> we sat together at his bench yesterday and he backed the plan. >> the governor released a statement saying the lemousliture made -- legislature made tough choices and delivered a balanced, on-time budget with painful cuts. if signed as expected it would be the six time san francisco had a budget in place before the start of the fiscal year. john alston, abc7 news. the richmond city council passed budget for fiscal year that begins on friday. the "contra costa times" report the budget approved last night calls for 10% spending reductions across all city departments, except for police. it also cuts vacant positions and reduces the street paving funds. property tax revenue continues to fall. the city manager bill lindsay says he expects richmond to maintain the a-plus credit rating next year. settlement talks continue between bart and friends and father of oscar grant. the unarmed man shot and
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killed by the bart police officer in 2009. grant's mother wanda johnson accepted a $1.3 million settlement from bart yesterday. his daughter tatiana was awarded $1.5 million last year. johnson claimed bart and the officers wrongfully killed her son, violated her civil rights and used deadly force. >> no amount of money, you know, is going to bring oscar back. you can't pay, you know, for the loss of a loved one. >> it's a fair amount. it's expencive from the average passenger point of view, but a gentleman died because of bart's actions. but bart attorneys insist this is not an admission of fault by bart or any of the officers involved. >> former bart police officer johannes mehserle was released from jail earlier in month after being found guilty last year of involuntary manslaughter. the san francisco unified school district is under fire for throwing away brand
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new school books at a time of teacher layoff and large class sizes. the "chronicle" reports hundreds of never-used english and math workbooks valued up to $24 each were found at recycling bin in burnal heights on friday. the district says if they choose not to use the book or switch to newer textbook it's standard practice to donate or repsychothe -- recycle the workbook. expert on the pipeline is discounting sewer work as probable cause of disaster. in an interview with "san francisco chronicle" said robert nichols that were released to the state made him reconsider the theory of who is to blame. they show the utility greatly fluctuated the pressure in the gas papeline and he says that alope could have created enough stress for pipeline to fail. city of san bruno and sewer contractor claimed that the sewer work was done safely. a private company will return to lake merritt to continue cleaning up a fuel
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spill. the oakland fire department says 30 to 50 gallons of diesel spread across the lake yesterday afternoon. rein flushed the dees from the storm drain to the lake. trying to determine where it came from. it produced a pungent smell. the clean-up crews spread a boom across the lake to contain the fuel. members of the department of fish and game are watching for any impact on wildlife. 5:36. take a look, above the bay bridge. you can see the clouds still, but look. your little peak. >> you're amazed at the beauty around the bay area. >> gorgeous. >> yeah. check in with mike to see what is going on temperature wise. >> we talk about the temperatures and how they will be warmer today. one second. first start you off with a live doppler7 h.d. good morning to you. we have a few radar returns just up in mendocino and lake county. they're rotating south as the low pulls by to the east. we could have wrap-around showers. especially in the north bay. possibly the east bay valleys during the morning and in the afternoon hours but they will be isolated. the big story is the fact it's dry today. no more record rainfall.
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all right, the temperatures are cooler this morning in most areas until you get to napa and santa rosa. one and two degrees warmer because the clouds are thickener the neighborhood. break down today. here we have the temperatures mainly in the 50s through the 8:00 hour. with mostly cloudy conditions. heading toward noon, break in the clouds and we see temperatures jump, mid-to-upper 50s in half moon bay and san francisco. low to mid-60s in the bay shore, south bay and north bay valley. mid-to-upper 60s to the east bay valley. we will see increase in clouds by 4:00. because there is so much moisture in the ground. snipe. isolated shower possible. temperatures are in the mid-to-upper 60s most neighborhood. upper 50s along the coast. the accuweather seven-day forecast -- morning clouds give way to sunshine. we won't see the clouds probably again until monday and tuesday. the heat wave begips friday and hangs around through tuesday. >> good morning. >> your morning commute is
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off to a great start. a live look in walnut creek. 680 near north main street. the taillights are headed in the southbound direction. other than that, no accident or stalls. check on the drive-time. westbound highway 4 from lone tree way to highway 242. a 13-minute ride. westbound 580 from 205 to the dublin interchange. sluggish there. ride along the east shore freeway to carquinez bridge to the maze, 18-minute trip. >> thank you. 5:38. >> still ahead. caught on camera. the i-team with evidence of shocking abuse in america's pig farms. pork. that ends up on your dinner plate. the story you will see only on 7 this morning. do you recognize this man? why san jose police want to take him off the street before he strikes again.
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police say the men forced her in to a vehicle and drove her to nearby wells fargo bank where she was forced to withdrawal money from her account. it's believed the suspects were involved in a similar incident the following week in north las vegas. safeway and costco say they're reconsidering the purchase from midwest pork supplier after i-team report on animal abuse allegation at the facility. they made the decision after seeing graphic video taken from undercover animal rights activist. the activist worked for two months at the iowa select farms in iowa. use a hidden camera to document conditions there. sows can be seen in gestation grates. 7-by-2-foot cages where they spend most of their lives and they can't even turn around. costco and safway sell iowa select farms pork. safeway says it's halted purchases pending the investigation. costco says its auditors are investigating and it will continue pushing for all suppliers to stop using gestation crates. >> i think the animal handling practices that we saw need to be addressed
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quickly. because they're terrible. >> the activists says she also has video of sows who have been bred so many times their insides are falling out. workers killing the sickest peglets by slamming them on the ground. >> unfortunately, there are no federal laws to protect animals in the miserable life on factory farms. so this abuse runs rampant in the pork industry. >> the head of the pork introducer association forwarded us a state fire department iowa select farms that reads in part they "take any claims of animal neglect or abuse very seriously. those portions of the video that show violations will be dealt with quickly and appropriately." . 5:43. facebook biggest game developer is getting ready to sell stock to the public. the bloomberg business report is coming up next. >> also, the vote expected by lawmakers in greece today that could spark new round of violent street protest. >> out-of-control wildfire
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all right. welcome back. a look at live doppler7 h.d. still pretty wet across the high country, california, a few showers up along the northern coast. some of those could rotate toward us. by far, the wettest weather will stay in the sierra. actually taper this afternoon. 59 in tahoe. we'll have cool conditions through the central valley. mid-to-upper 70s. mid-60s from eureka to big sur. low to mid-70s around san diego and l.a. with afternoon sunshine. palm springs out of the 100s. 98 today. here is kristen. >> thanks a lot, mike. 5:47. afghan president hamid karzai has vowed his government will assume responsibility for the country's security as planned, despite a deadly assault on a hotel in the capital city of kabul. that attack at the intercontinental hotel yesterday left 19 people dead, including all eight attackers. the strike is one of the biggest and most complex to have occurred within kabul. it appeared desipe -- it asered to have been de -- it
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appears to have been designed to show insurgents can strike even in the city of power. it comes after a week after president obama announced the beginning of an american withdrawal in afghanistan and transfer of security. >> in greece today, members of parliament vote on a critical austerity bill. take a look, a live picture of the greek voters, lawmakers, making the decision right now in athens. and what they are voting on. not popular with a lot of people in greece. demonstrators have been trying to stop the lawmakers from getting in the building. obviously they did not succeed but it did lead to several injuries, mostly police officers. today's vote comes on the second day of a general strike that shut down most of the country. they're fighting for proposed austerity measures, combination of severe spending cut and tax increases which must pass this week if greece hopes to avoid defaults on the debt. worries of radioactive spoke in new mexico as the firefighters bat a monster
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brush -- battle a monster brush fire closing in on the los alamos nuclear laboratory. abc's john hendren has more. >> reporter: a wildfire is threatening a dump site with 20,000 barrels of waste contaminated with plutonium. >> we are worried about what happens when the fire goes right in the building and pop open many of the 55-gallon drums. >> laboratories say they are taking every precaution. >> we removed fuels from near the buildings. we have done the analysis to understand what would happen to our buildings if the fire occurred. we have made plans to deal with that. >> the blaze has torched 30 buildings in the new mexico countryside and evacuated los alamos, town of 11,000. even for the evacuated, the danger isn't over. now the fear is plutonium-tainted dust. of course, there is the rest of the nuclear lab. lab authorities say the waste is stored on cement, away from grass and trees. and the drums are designed
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to withstand wildfires, but if that fire gets much closer, we may get a white-knuckle test of whether they hold up. john hendren, abc news. here, if you felt shaking in the north bay, you are not dreaming. perhaps it came while you were dreaming, though. a 3.5-magnitude earthquake hit 20 miles north of santa rosa at 4:15 this morning. again, the famous last words. >> no reports of injuries or damage. >> as you can imagine with a 3.5. >> there you have it. mike found that info. >> shallow, too. only 2 kilometers deep. i thought maybe somebody felt it. >> i'm sure someone did. they wonder why they woke up this morning and that's why. >> then they tune in to us. >> right. this is a reason for being awake. we thank you. >> good morning. 5:50. a look at the clouds that are hanging around. still pretty good vertical ascent to the clouds. a stray shower is possible. more may develop this afternoon. but, compared to yesterday,
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whatever! we just lived through history with the record rain that seemed non-stop yesterday. check out my facebook page and twitter to get an idea how much rain fell last night. take a look at the live doppler7 h.d. the radar returns away from us, except for those on 101 and along the sonoma county coast. if it holds together, sprinkles are possible around cloverdale to santa rosa. temperatures now, under mostly cloudy conditions in the mid-to-upper 50s. around the monterey bay, we have the low to upper 50s from santa cruz at 52, to salinas at 57. the highlights, keep the isolated shower in there today. but for all of us, it will be cool today. even with sunshine. morning clouds, give way to more sun tomorrow. warmer temperatures. away from the coast, friday all the way through tuesday, a little bit of a heat wave with the temperatures above average. today will be about four to 16 degrees below average. even though we will be warmer than yesterday. fremont, san jose, one
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degree. three in san francisco. four in oakland. concord and santa rosa, eight and nine degrees warmer than yesterday. the sun sets at 8:36 this evening. low to mid-70s is what we have in the east bay valleys. stray somehower is possible for you. mid-to-upper 60s along the east bay shore. to south bay. start in the upper 60s in sunnyvale and milpitas. up to 72 in los gatos. on the pennsylvania la, we have the -- on the peninsula, mid-to-upper 60s. millbrae, 62 degrees. at the coast, upper 50s today. low 60s in downtown, south san francisco and saucelito. north bay beaches in the upper 50s. your valleys in the mid-to-upper 60s. you can see by the green painted around clear lake, that is up with of the better areas. we could see the stray showers. they will be heading southeast. one or two may roam in the east bay valleys. low 60s, monterey and carmel. mid-to-upper 60s rest of the monterey bay. inland, salinas. farther inland, low to mid-70s. morgan hill, gilroy and hollister. low to mid-50s tonight. clouds and coastal drizzle,
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mid-to-upper 60s. around cloverdale and santa rosa. a look at the low pressure moving across the bay area right now with the counterclockwise flow. that's why we could have the stray shower move in some of our neighborhood. otherwise, it will be dry, stay dry. the rest of the forecast with the temperatures away from the coast. in the upper 80s to mid-90s over the holiday weekend. have a great day. here is danielle. >> thank you, mike. the wednesday morning commute is off to a very quiet start. we start off in san jose. a live look at 101 at 880. where you can see traffic just moving at the limit in both directions. over to the golden gate bridge, it looks like a little foggy out there. it doesn't appear to be slowing cars down. traffic is flowing freely in both directions as you make your way in and out of the city. bay bridge toll plaza, the metering lights are still off. it looks like you are moving at the limit across the upper and lower deck. for the latest traffic, go to
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click on the bay area traffic link. >> thank you. 5:53. two big recalls you need to know about this morning. >> jane king with the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. toyota recalling more than 45,000 highlander hybrids. almost 37,000 lexus rx-400h hybrid vehicles in the u.s. because of a problem with the transistor that is causing the heat damage to make the vehicle coast to a stop. from the driveway to the medicine cabinet. extra strength tylenol being recalled. because of a musty odor that is leaked to chemical that could temporary gastrointestinal symptoms. and bank of america settlement agreeing to pay $8 billion to put issue to rest. virtual game-maker set to make real money. the maker of farmville zengha is going public. they say they filed the paperwork for ipo today.
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and plans to raids $1 billion -- raise $1 billion to sell the stock. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king with the bloomberg business report. a new landmark study on breast cancer screenings indicate the procedure can dramatically cut the number of breast cancer deaths. researchers in sweden followed 130,000 women for 30 years and found regular screenings cut breast cancer death by 30%. experts say a 30% reduction would translate in to 15 to 20,000 lives saved each year if all women were screened. the study result confirm previous findings linking screenings to a reduction in deaths. researchers hope the finding will end controversy over whether regular mammograms are worth the cost. tiny moth is forcing agriculture officials to declare quarantine zone in santa cruz and santa clara county. the european grapevine moth is a serious threat to the state $18 billion wine industry.
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state and federal agricultural officials declared the quaran tepe after two moths were caught in traps in aptos area last month. growers will have to follow strict procedures in handling and shipping produce. the bill passed the first test in the legislature. assembly committee sent to full assembly a bill that would require drivers to give cyclists a three-foot buffer zone. drivers would be allowed to cross a double yellow line if necessary to give bicyclists the leeway. the measure would fine drivers $220 for injuring a cyclist. . coming up on 5:57. just ahead on abc7 morning news at 6:00 -- call it california state budget version 2.0. lawmakers in sacramento work late to pass a spending plan. coast guard officers rescue three fishermen overnight. now they are trying to figure out how to recover the boat. i'm amy hollyfield live in san francisco. i'll have the story coming up. #t#t#t#t#t#t#t#t#t#t#t#t#t#tx
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good morning. i'm amy hollyfield live in san francisco. where three fishermen are recovering from a scary close call. their boat capsized overnight. the story coming up. >> the california legislature has passed the '86 billion state budget plan put together b


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