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good morning. i'm amy hollyfield. live in san jose, where the streets will be a little less protect today. because of budget cuts. the story is coming up. this morning, students are warned to expect another round of budget hikes in the wake of budget cuts. they could see 10% increase for the fall semester. >> we'll see increase in temperatures in the next couple of days. heat wave is on the way and it may last twice as long as the last one. may have poor air quality, too. >> good morning. repave project in the san ramon valley has several lanes blocked off on 680. we have the details coming up. expect a little more breathing room if you are traveling for the fourth of july holiday. triple-a says the economy and the high gas prices are
keeping more people at home this holiday weekend. it will be one hot holiday weekend, says mike nicco. more on that in a minute. good morning. i'm terry mcsweeney. >> i'm kristen sze. begin here, san jose police officers laid off over the city budget crisis are turning in their badges this morning. nearly 70 are losing their jobs at time when public safety demands more of them. amy hollyfield is live at the police department. amy? >> reporter: it will be a somber morning at the police department. they're due here at 8:00 a.m. to turn in their badges. the city has a $15 million budget deficit to deal with. the city couldn't reach an agreement with the police union on pension reform. so layoffs are the result. this comes as the homicide rate is on the rise here in san jose. there have been 28 homicides this year. that is more than they had all of last year. also, this is happening right before a busy holiday weekend. >> we have stepped up, we
have overtime positions that are available. so that we can respond to events over this one weekend as a holiday weekend. that doesn't touch the weekend after that, which is still going to be a hot summer night. >> mayor chuck reed released a statement saying, "we have some of the finest police officers in the country. and i'm sorry that we have to let some go. i think we need more officers on the streets, not less. we just can't afford them." some of the laid off officers have already landed jobs at police stations in san francisco, sunnyvale, santa clara. live in san jose, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. thanks, amy. officials in el cerrito are investigating a fatal fire that may have been started by a cappedle in a bedroom -- candle in a bedroom. elderly woman was killed in the blaze. it happened about 6:30 last night. fire crews say they saw smoke in the hills as soon as they left the fire station.
the 11-year-old granddaughter was in the house and she was not hurt. france officers identify -- san francisco officers identified a man after trying to arrest a man who was wanted on a warrant for vandalism and resisting arrest. police say 38-year-old violated his parole firing an automatic weapon in the air in the same neighborhood a few days ago. they recovered an ak-47 assault rifle and a handgun at the scene. the new state budget means a painful second round of division hikes are likely in california's public universities. discussions are underway for tuition to go up at least 10% this fall. that is on top of an 8% increase at u.c. and a 10% hike at cal state, already set to take effect. decade of increases has more than tripled tuition. to $11,000 a year at u.c. $5,000 at cal state. that is not included room,
board and other fees. get ready to pay sales tax on the purchases you make online. the new state budget includes what is being called the amazon tax now. internet retailers like amazon will be required to collect sales tax from californians who buy from the dot-com affiliates based here. amazon and other e-tailers like overstock.com contract out with 25,000 small california businesses which provide links to the sites. san francisco-based ebates.com says there will be severe economic consequences. >> everything from layoff, freeze of hiring. we are a business that has been growing and hiring people over the last few years. >> amazon is cutting ties with the california based affiliates, just as it did in arkansas, illinois, connecticut. when they approved laws like the one governor brown signed. menlo park police are investigating three separate copper theft at the site of facebook future headquarters. someone took the copper from
the storage unit and two of the nine vacant building on the 57-acre campus on constitution drive. the thefts occurred between june 2 and june 22. the thieves made off with more than 2,000 pounds of copper, value of $8,500. the town of danville is offering $5,000 reward for tips using to arrest in copper caper there. police say thieves broke in the veteran memorial building. construction site on hearth avenue last weekend removed copper wiring. the building was damaged in the burglary. a number of new fares, fees and fines take effect tomorrow in the bay area. caltrain and golden gate transit are raising the fares. after a year grace period, truckers will pay higher toll on bay area bridges. 85,000 hybrid owners driving solo will lose the right to use the carpool lane. in san francisco, fine for parking in a handicap spot goes up from $335 to more than $900. you probably notice gas prices are heading down, but
not enough to put drivers on the road this holiday weekend. the new survey by triple-a shows fewer californians than last year are planning to take trips, 50 miles or more in the long weekend. that starts today. lasts through the fourth of july. most blame economy and gas prices. it's 70 cents a gallon higher than fourth of july last year. considerably lower than a couple of weeks ago. so maybe are rethinking and there will be a surprise there. more people will take off. >> more people will take off to the beach. heeing up and perfect for -- heating up and perfect for beach. >> summer is here. >> this time it will stay longer than last time. good morning. on thursday, you can see the strm track well north right now. that means high pressure, calm conditions and that will allow a warming trend to develop in most of the neighborhood. right now, you can see we have calm conditions in santa rosa, napa, nevada, half moon bay, hayward. everybody else 3 to 10 miles
per hour. you can see the absence of a sea breeze right now. 61 in antioch. the warm spot. rest of us in the 50s if you are leaving the house right now. by the afternoon hours, temperatures jump. i'd say around 6 to 12 degrees. that puts us back to where we should be for the last day in june. 62 in half moon bay. 67 in san francisco. mid-to-upper 70s in the south bay. upper 70s to low 80s north bay. low to mid-80s in the another bay valley. as far as what is happening around the monterey bay, we have sunshine here and temperatures are warm from 65 in monterey, low the mid-70s in salinas. the rest of the bay. upper 70 to mid-80s for hollister, gilroy and morgan hill. check out the temperatures during the afternoon hours. starting tomorrow, everybody but the coast above average. the heat will peak sunday and monday. 70 at the coast. mid-80s around the bay. mid-to-upper 90s inland. the air conditioners will get a work-out again. good morning, megan.
you found a potential hot spot? >> we have a new stalled car on the bay bridge. a live look at the toll plaza. no delays making your way through the tolls but as you are heading to san francisco, we have a stalled truck blocking the left lane. right at yerba buena island. if you are commuting along the east shore freeway, live look at interstate 80. this is heading through the berkeley area. headlights move westbound. right now, drive-time from the carquinez bridge to the maze a light 19 minutes. on the san mateo bridge, traffic moving nicely here in both directions. the headlights are moving eastbound to the hayward area. mass transit no, delays. everything so far is operating on schedule. terry, kristen? >> thanks a lot. 5:08. >> still ahead, catching a ride from the airport. the growing complaint that sfo's biggest shuttle service is getting preferential treatment. >> also a website that can help you reach your a dream of going to college. get this, by matching you with someone willing to foot the bill. >> myspace has a new owner. next, the big role justin
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buy 250 new planes. protests are heating up after greece's parliament approves $40 billion in spending cutted tax increases. another vote is needed to implement it so the european union can lend greece billions to keep the economy from sinking. the federal reserve agrees to give in to the big banks, to avoid the swipe fees, which are the fees they charge every time you use your debit card at stores. there was hope stores would pass along the savings to consumer. more good news for housing industry. pending home sales were up sharply. 8.2% in may. that is the number of homes under contract. realtors say it's still a buyer's market. that is america's money. i'm peggy bunker. there is the shuttle war going on at san francisco international airport. smaller companies have long complained that super shuttle is getting preferential treatment. now they're fighting back. several shuttle operators who attended the airport commission meeting say they want to know why they can't have a level playing field.
sfo forces vans from the smaller services to move around a loop to another and only stop at certain curbs for a limited amount of time. super shuttle is allowed to move to any terminal and can park as long as they want. >> we keep hitting a wall. everybody says it's not me. it's a political environment. it's also something where somebody is passing the buck. >> they have a market share and we try to meet all the needs as best we can. there is no preferential treatmentment for anyone. >> airport commission president declined to comment on the issue, so did director john martin and officials at supershuttle. imagine spending only a few dollars to send a bay area student to college. it's possible. through scholar match. students in financial need post a profile hoping to get people to donate money toward their college tuition.
lyanne melendez has more. >> reporter: this is helping them pay for the education. the idea is to create scholar match began here at the tutoring center, a-26 valencia. many of the students were accepted to college and didn't have a way to pay for it. the executive director spoke to us from los angeles attending a conference there. >> we work with the students and fill in how much they need to fill the fwap, from the grant to rest of the money. >> east student must fill out a profile stating what they are interested in, major and career goals. >> it's kind of like selling yourself. without sounding desperate. >> within two weeks of posting her profile, louis reached her goal thanks to five anonymous donors. she attends city college in san francisco. catalan has one donor in los angeles who pledged to help
pay for the remaining three years of her education at st. mary's college. >> that was an amazing thing to hear. you feel like you win the lottery in that way. you don't realize until you go to college how much you need money to keep going. >> anyone can donate. >> we tell people it's whatever you can afford. if you afford 50 and you have ten friends with $50, all of that money can get pooled together and send a scholar to college. >> students then stay in touch with the donors. >> you update every few months or so. you tell like how school is going, you know, what is it like, how is the first year of college. did you make new friends? are the classes, are they hard or easy? pretty much, you know, let them know how the money is used. >> in san francisco, lyanne melendez, abc7 news. social networks site myspace is hoping to give facebook a run for the money. the man directing the comeback is pop star justin
timberlake. he will drive to create strategy. life imitating art, he played the role of sean parker recently one of facebook's early leaders. timberlake says he wants to turn myspace in a place where fans interact with their favorite entertainers, listen to music, watch videos and share and discover cool stuff. that is a quote. >> see if you can facebook or space -- what am i saying? myspace. >> i don't know. you haven't said it yet. >> i'm confused. maybe i was struck by lightning. oh, no. that would be you. you're much more likely to be struck by lightning. >> there is a segue. >> that is right. >> duck for cover, terry, because the new survey finds men are indeed more likely to be hit by lightning than women. >> you're hoping. >> 648 people in the u.s. were killed by lightning strikes between 1995-2008. 82% of them were me. it has nothing to do with biology or hormones.
lightning doesn't find me more attractive than women. receremosearchers say men are ls likely to stop outdoor activities when lightning is in the area. >> i have lived in two of the lightning heavy spots of the country. florida. >> number one. >> reno, often says they -- phoenix. >> phoenix also has a lot of lightning in the monsoon. it avoided me. your wish did not come true. what is going on weather wise? >> no need to worry about that. >> i wasn't wishing that. >> i'm going to move on before they both get hit. go over here. 5:17 this morning. good morning. it seems like i need to be drinking what have they're drinking. [ laughter ] i'm giving up coffee today. wrong day to give up coffee again. mount tamalpais, you can see how clear it is around the bay. sun is about to come up.
near 20 minutes or. so another beautiful picture from sutro. notice oranges and the yellows. you have the high pressure back in. it's trapping pollution at lower level of atmosphere. making for a beautiful sunrise, setting the stage for what could be transition to warmer weather. are you still giggle og therefore? for heaven's sakes! move on with the temperatures. 46 in half moon bay. to 61 in antioch. everybody else in 50s. low to mid-50s around the monterey bay. a little fog there also. let's talk about what is going to happen. sunshine today. seasonal. back to average. warm to hot highs, though, for the rest of the forecast. it will be mostly clear. here is the good part and comfortable at night. temperatures drop back in 50s and 60s. if it gets hot in the neighborhood in the day, you have the comfort of opening the window possibly in the overnight hours. for today, temperatures are four degrees warmer. oakland five, fremont, eight. san jose, nine. look at santa rosa and concord, 10 to 12 degrees warmer than yesterday. get 14 hours and 44 minutes
of sunshine before it sets at 8:36. a look at the lack of clouds this morning. that means the is up won't spip the better part of the morning hours getting rid of the clouds. it will heat the ground and that will heat the air travels four to 12 degrees warmer than yesterday. south bay, 80s. campbell, saratoga, los gatos. everybody else in mid-to-upper 70s. peninsula, low to mid-70s. south bay, los altos is 77 degrees. half moon bay at 62. 63 in the sunset along the coast. downtown san francisco, saucelito. mid-to-upper 60s. north of san rafael, you are at 75. vallejo at 76. over on the east bay shore, low to mid-70s. plenty of sunshine. 79 in dublin. low to mid-80s for you. same temperature spread from morgan hill, gilroy and hollister, closer to the monterey bay. 65 in monterey. everybody else in low to mid-70s.
have an afternoon game at the coliseum. 12:35. ought to be a beautiful day with sunshine, mild temperatures. 65. warming up to 70. high sunburn factor today. we have upper 40s in cloverdale and santa rosa. everybody else in the low to mid-50s tomorrow morning. cheng out the soaring temperatures. we will be in the low to mid-90s tomorrow, inland through the rest of the forecast. low to mid-80s around the bay. head to coast to comfort, near 70 sunday and monday. good morning, megan. >> thank you. good morning. we have activity on the upper deck of the bay bridge as you head to san francisco. a stalled car blocking the left leap near treasure island -- left lane near treasure island. c.h.p. on the scene. toll plaza no, delays. nice ride through the toll plaza. check out walnut creek for the contra costa county commuters. taillights are moving southbound right now in the san ramon valley. no problem through the walnut creek area. as you make your way toward alamo and danville, you will find roadwork. repaving project in both
directions of 680 that will have a few lanes blocked until 6:00 this morning. in the south bay, this is 280 at the 17 overcrossing. no problems right now through downtown san jose area. for the latest traffic update, you can go to our website. abc7news.com. just click on the traffic link. terry, kristen? >> all right, thank you. 5:21. a minute ago, you created something. she said spacebook. a combination. >> it triggered a whole losing my mind senior moment. >> there is something there. >> spacebook? >> i like it. >> space cadet. all right. 5:21. >> captain! >> get ready for this royal visit. will and kate begin their first overseas trip as a married couple today. we have tell you what is in store for them north of the border. >> that has you excited. this has me excited. forget fear the beard. giants closer brian wilson, guess what he has done now? he has a new catch phrase. we have it for you coming up.
good morning. 5:24. take a live look at the emeryville camera over the bay bridge, the incline there. a gorgeous shot. >> it is. the sun rising now. we'll have a great day. and you know that heat index is going to start to rise. we'll talk to mike about that. check in with megan marlena to see how traffic is moving. doing okay right there, as you can see. >> nigerian man faces federal stow-away charges from flying to new york to l.a. with a day old boarding pass and no valid i.d. noyvi got past the tsa agents an on board the virgin american flight last weekend.
they caught up with him yesterday after delta airlines employee refused to allow him on a flight to atlanta because the boarding pass was from the day before. the f.b.i. said he had more than ten boarding passes in other people's names. >> britain's prince william and kate will arrive in canada for the first official overseas trip since the wedding. they're also known as the duke and duchess of cambridge will spend nine days in canada before jetting to los angeles on july 8. william and kate are expected to draw crowds of thousands of people as they travel to ottawa to calgary and even through the northwest territories. they start their tour by laying a wreath at the national war memorial in ottawa. giants pitcher brian wilson has a new catch phrase. ready for this? it's pronnounced gaheem. there is the spelling for you. he revealed it in the season premier of reality show "the franchise" that starts in two weeks. wilson has many uses. try to understand it, i'm
not sure i do, like talking trash. ready for a triple? gaheem! or make fun of someone. i love those heels. gaheem! now christ season paying attention -- kristen is paying attention. he is sure it's going global. >> try it in 1,000 languages. why not. a change-up. >> it's a change-up there. >> 5:26 is our time. >> next at 5:30 -- no plunging in richmond's plunge for contaminant to keep it off-limits for a scorching weekend heads our way. 68 police officers are leaving the san jose police department. i'm amy hollyfield. live in san jose. i will tell you why they are taking off up next. in woman is found dead in a burning home in east bay. next, what firefighters think sparked the deadly blaze. >> we're not the only one feeling the heat. dallas, 100s. mid-90s in minneapolis.
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good morning. i'm amy hollyfield live in san jose where 68 police officers will be turning in their badges today. just as the city's homicide rate is on the rise. the clock is ticking in oakland where the city council can't agree how to close a budget deficit. the new fiscal year begins tomorrow. >> police are working new clues in disappearance of the nursing student michele le. investigators say calls were
made to arizona and nevada after her disaperience. >> the imminent sunrise and the warm weather it's going to bring because of the lack of clouds. today is the beginning of a warming trend to see the temperatures above average for six days. >> good morning. earlier stalled car is cleared from the upper deck of the bay brim. right now no, delays heading to sacramento. >> whipping around, check out the gorgeous sunrise. >> i saw mike nicco with a half gold picture behind him. it's great. i thought it would be here. it is. >> wonderful. thank you for joining us. i'm kristen sze at 5:30. >> i'm terry mcsweeney. in a few hours, dozens of police officers will turn in the badges. this is a city that has soon a spike in violent crimes with a fully staffed police force. amy hollyfield has more on that. >> good morning. the "san jose mercury news" running an editorial written by president of the police union and said a heavy heart he bids farewell to the fine
officers and says it's likely they will never return to san jose. 68 officers will start turning in their badges at #:00 this morning because of the budget problems. the city is dealing with a $15 million deficit. the city is also facing a rising homicide rate. there have been 28 murders this year. more than all of last year. police are predicting there will be more violence. >> the criminal element knows this is the day to do what we have to do. little be messy, bloody out there. >> mayor chuck reed released a statement saying we have the finest police officers in the country. i'm sorry we have to let some go. i think we need more officers on the street. not less. we just can't afford them. editorial from the police union president that will be running in the mercury news today said the police department is so thinly staffed it can no longer proactively protect the citizens. some of the laid off
officers landed jobs in police station in sunnyvale, santa clara and san francisco. live in san jose, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >> amy, thanks a lot. >> the oakland city council is set to meet late this afternoon and in the night to pass a balanced budget before the fiscal year begins at midnight. the city is considering several plans to cut $58 million deficit. the union negotiators representing the oakland police, firefighters and other city workers agreed to pay 9% of the pension cost. but they will still need approval from the members which can't be completed until next week. the results of the plan to raise $28 million by selling the henry j. kaiser con vention center to redevelopment agency. libraries would remain open but city offices would close in the furlough days. if you are planning to make a big purchase, you might want to wait until tomorrow. tomorrow is july 1.
the tax rate will come down from 8.25% to 7.25%. the state tax rate is coming down tomorrow. investigators in el cerrito believe a fatal house fire may have been started by a candle in a bedroom. elderly only was killed in the blaze that gutted a single family home on king drive near moser lane last night. fire crews said they spotted smoke in the hills where the home was located as soon as they left the fire station. >> the arriving engines arrived and found fire blowing through every window of the corner of the building. neighbors report there was a perp trapped inside -- person trapped inside. >> firefighters say downed power lines on the driveway blocked the access. the victim's middle age son was injured trying to rescue her. he was rushed to the hospital. his 11-year-old granddaughter was also inside the house.
fortnately, she was not hurt. there is a review of the drowning of a suicidal man on crown beach. he has been asked to look at response to remoral day drowning. it came after harsh public criticism after police and fire rescuers stood around for an hour while 52-year-old raymond zack stood in the frigid water and lost consciousness. the fire department and crews were not certified to do water surface rescue. he is expected to present findings by late september. investigators, new details emerging in the case of missing nursing student michele le who disappeared on may 27 in a shift at the hospital. sources close to the case say several calls were made to her cell phone after she disappeared, one to reno and another to somewhere in arizona. hayward police traveled to arizona to interview a woman there. le's suv was sported by
witnesses four hours after she vanished. the suv was found parked a mile from the hospital with blood spatters inside. the f.b.i. is testing a substance found in letter delivered to the british consulate in san francisco. police and firefighters were called to the building yesterday afternoon. after an employee became suspicious of the letter. after an initial inspection, the firefighters turned the letter over to federal agents. police question and later arrest a 60-year-old woman in connection with that letter. no one was hurt in the incident. repair crews work to fix a sewer problem. the popular indoor swimming pool has been closed for several days after the sewage began backing up. they're using cameras to figure out what is causing the blockage. repair crews have been digging on the site. they say they are trying to get the pool open before the long holiday weekend when the temperatures will soar and a lot of folks will be looking for relief. >> they better hurry up. >> good option. >> hurry up with repairs if
we get that ready. hot temperatures are about here. >> it feels hot, just checking this out, right? >> glowing red. beautiful. >> talk the mike about how hot it will get later on. >> temperatures are back to average today. and then above average tomorrow. all the way through the end of the forecast. good morning. a look at the thursday morning map. you can see the clouds well offshore. we have a little fog around the monterey bay. in the salinas valley. otherwise, quiet this morning. the temperatures are warmer than yesterday, concord, antioch, fairfield. one to six degrees. same in oakland, san francisco, san rafael. everybody else is one to eight degrees cooler. that is because the sky is clear this morning. no blanket effect from the clouds to keep the temperatures up. 8:00, look for sunshine. a few clouds. temperatures are still mainly in the 40s. we could drop to 49 in napa. by noon, look at mostly sunny conditions. mid-to-upper 60s around the bay shore. low to mid-70 in south bay. with the mid-to-upper 70s in north bay and east bay
valley. then only 59 at half moon bay. by afternoon hours, total sunshine. check out the temperatures. low 80s in the east bay valley. santa rosa, 80. with mid-to-upper 70s for rest of the north bay. low to mid-70s around the bay shore. low to mid-60s along the coast to san francisco. a look at your hot accuweather seven-day forecast, once we get past today. temperatures are above average everywhere except for the coast. that is where you want to go to get relief from the heat, as the hottest days there are sunday and monday. then it's only 70. of course, the water is in the 50s. good morning. >> good morning, mike. good morning, everyone. if you are getting ready to head out, smooth commute awaiting you. no major problem spots or lanes blocked. live look at the east shore freeway, interstate 80 through berkeley. headlights now are moving westbound. drive-time from the carquinez bridge to maze is 19 minutes. for our north bay commuters, get a live look at 101 through the san rafael area. making your way out of novato toward the golden gate bridge. the traffic is moving nicely
here. drive-time from 37 to 580 is nine minutes. checking other drive-times this morning, westbound 4 out of antioch toward concord. only 13 minutes. you are looking at 20 minutes to make your way through the altamont pass op westbound 580. >> 5:38 is the time. on thursday morning. more news ahead. up with minute he was playing, the next he was comatose. still ahead, the still un-explained injury to an international football star in a bay area match. >> the new charge a bay area map could face today in dog mauling death of his 2-year-old grandson. lililililili she notices when my skin's rough.
you by mancini sleepworld. what a picture. we have can't miss with the cameras today. this is near the embarcadero, looking at the bay brim. speaks for itself. gorgeous morning and gorgeous day. nice hot forecast coming up from mike nicco. >> more news right now. contra costa county judge is expected to decide today if a concord man will be tried op murder charges in a vicious dog mauling case. stein hayashi pleaded not guilty to charges of child abuse and owning a vicious animal. last year, his 2-year-old stepgrandson was mauled to dead by three of the pit bulls in the family's garage. the prosecutor is now asking the judge to add a charge of second degree murder. she says that he knew the dogs were vicious and they killed two other family dogs and a parrot before the attack on the toddler. san francisco police are asking for help in solving a mysterious sports injury.
22-year-old mark mcgovern is irish gaelic football star that came to san francisco to play for a club here this summer. he is in a coma after being injured on saturday. leslie brinkley has more. >> reporter: the match was played on this field on treasure island late saturday afternoon. around 50 spectators watched in the stands. while the ball was in play on the opposite end of the field, player mark mcgovern classed on the other end -- collapsed on the other end. >> no one saw the assault occur, so we are asking the public's help to come forward. >> san francisco police say no one is in custody, but they have identified a particular player on the opposing team. >> we had a report of a perp over the player on the ground. that is a person of interest. >> police will not confirm published report that the person of interest told the gravely injured mcgovern" you won't get up for that."
the family flew in from ireland to be at his side at the hospital and join the gaelic football teammate at a mass at the st. phillips church in noe valley, standing room only service to pray for his recovery. gaelic football is the most popular spectator sport in ireland. matches are played by kicking or passing a soccer type ball down a field to "h" shaped goal. mcgovern is one of the sport's most deck rated players -- decorated players. he is now in critical condition at the hospital. police hope to get photos or video shot from a spectator at the game last saturday. they encourage anyone with information to call them. in the newsroom, leslie brinkley, abc7 news. listen to. this dads may be better employees than people without kids. >> count me in. >> that's why you are so good. the break that firefighters are getting in fighting a wildfire.
wet weather on the right side of the screen. that is yesterday's low. moved away. nothing is happening on live doppler7 h.d. over our neighborhood. nothing will for the foreseeable future. take a look at the warming trend across the entire state where we have 62 in eureka. to low 70s around big sur, 73 in tahoe. mid-to-upper 80s in central valley and yosemite. 104 in palm springs. >> thanks a lot. 5:47. the senate today is expected to confirm general david petraeus as director of the c.i.a. the 58-year-old david petraeus is up with of the military's highest profile commanders and has been in charge of u.s.-led international forces in afghanistan. today's roll call vote is expected to result in easy confirmation. a face-off in washington, d.c. this morning with lawmakers confronting a looming deadline, the possibility of working right through the july 4 holiday. president obama is challenging both sides to come up with a deal to cut the nation's deficit and
avoid a government default well before the august deadline. higher taxes on the richest americans remains a major sticking point. john hendren has more. >> reporter: president obama drew the line with congress on tax breaks. >> the tax cuts i'm proposing we get rid of are the tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires. >> republican leaders on capitol hill say they will agree to raise the nation's credit limit only if the president agrees to cut trillions of dollars in spending. here is the catch. not eliminate tax breaks. that could force a high-stakes show down. without agreement to raise debt ceiling the u.s. government could default on the debt august 2. president chided members of congress and said to skip the upcoming recess and finish the work before the deadline. there are encouraging signs. a new "new york times"/cbs news poll show 57% believe the economy will recover. 39% think it's in permanent decline. americans are still cutting
the president some slack. 26% in that poll blamed the bush administration for the economy. 8% blamed president obama. john hendren, abc news, washington. in new mexico, government plane equipped with the radiation monitors is over the wildfire in the los alamos nuclear laboratory. officials say preliminary results of the air quality test show no radioactivity in the smoke over the area. 125-square mile fire is moving away from the lab. shut down since monday when 12,000 people in city and surrounding areas were evacuated. even if the wind shift, a buffer created around the facility should protect it. 13 homes have be destroyed in the fire so far. we have been talking about the heat wave coming this way. of course, that increases chances of fire. something that hasn't been on the minds. we keep getting the doses of rain to put it away for a while. >> if you get record rain twice in june, that is
impressive. keeps the fire danger away. hot this weekend. look at a beautiful sunrise from several vantages, the first up on mount tamalpais. a few clouds in east bay hills, volmer peak to diablo. a picture from sutro where the is up not coming up yet. beautiful color of cool blue of the morning. ready to lose their stature. by yellow and oranges by a warm day today. compared to the last couple. start with the temperatures. still at 46 in half moon bay, low to mid-50s around monterey bay where we have the clouds and fog in the salinas valley where it is dense in some spots. be careful if you travel around there. the highlights, sunshine. seasonal temperatures are closer than we have been. warm to hot highs, friday,
saturday, monday, tuesday, wednesday. six days, the heat wave is twice as long as the last one. mostly cloudy. good news, it will be comfortable at night. with 50s and 60s. our highs today, one degree cooler than average in oakland and san francisco. san jose, 4. livermore, napa, 5. redwood city, eight degrees cooler than average. the sun came up a second ago. 8:36, it sets. look at east bay valley where it's warmest today. 79 in dublin. low to mid-80s for everybody else. head to east bay shore. and the temperatures are 8 degrees cooler with the low to mid-70s here. berkeley at # 70. fremont, 75 degrees. south bay, mid-70s for sunnyvale and milpitas. 82 in los gatos, cupertino. middle of 78 degrees. low to mid-#0s on the peninsula. palo alto, 75 degrees. at the coast, sunshine. mid-to-upper 60s in downtown, south san francisco and saucelito. low 60s in north bay beaches with the upper 70s to low
80s through most of the north bay valley. down in the monterey bay. look at the sunshine. it will develop this afternoon. low to mid-70s from salinas back through monterey bay. upper 70s to mid-80s inland. we have a 7:35 first pitch. 65 degrees. sunny and mild. tonight, temperatures are in the low to mid-50s in most neighborhood. 58 in antioch. mid-to-upper 40s around cloverdale and santa rosa. low from yesterday is moving away while we were sleeping. moving in, high pressure and warm weather. check out the jump tomorrow. four to six degrees warmer. the heat will peak sunday and monday and remain above average tuesday and wednesday. have a great day. megan has traffic. >> thank you. good morning. off to a great start so far for your thursday morning commute. if you are ready to head out no, slow spot or problem spot. live look at walnut creek, 680 near north main exit.
taillights move southbound. the good news, earlier roadwork from the repaving project on 680 through the san ramon valley has been cleared. so you find no problems northbound or southbound 680 through the walnut creek area. all the way to the san ramon valley. elsewhere, south bay, live look in san jose. this is 280 at the 17 overcrossing. same news in santa cruz mountains. that repaving project on 17. leaps are reopen. clear. no delay through downtown san jose area. this is also in san jose. 101 at the 880 overcrossing. no problems making your way up the peninsula. for the latest traffic update, go to abc7news.com. click on the traffic link. kristen? >> thanks, megan. now 5:53. there is a grassroots evident to get san francisco to do what new york does, offer free bus rides for kids. the group power is behind the initiative. they want the transit agency to expand a pilot program to give free muni passes to
12,000 low-income students between april and june. >> there has been tremendous service cuts. at the same time, young people are asked to ride muni to school because yellow school bus service is being cut. we want the mayor and the mta board to provide free fast passes to all young people. >> the group says muni would save money to use money it spepdz on the fare enforcement to offer free youth passes. it's estimated 60,000 kids ride muni every day. >> another money-saving idea here. all you can view movie pass for $50 a month debuting here in the bay area. you purchase unlimited number of movie in theaters using the smart phone to order your ticket. movie pass lets you search for a film. buy ticket from online ticketing companies. you print your ticket from a kiosk or ticket counter at the theater. monthly fee lets you see up to one movie a day. find participating movie theaters by going to our website abc7news.com. click on see et on tv.
>> you end up seeing more movie right, if you have that. >> you would. one a day. american airlines is considering an upgrade. >> jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> american airlines melee groundwork to replace almost half the aging fleet. they tell bloomberg they're in talk with boeing and air bus to buy 280 new narrow-body jets. this could end up being a record-setting deal. speaking of deal, living social? talks with the investment bank with initial public offering. the daily coupon website could be valued at $15 billion. larger rival groupon in the process of going public. if you didn't know, today is the second annual social media day. the day was created last year by the news website mashable.com. they celebrate media becoming social. companies with sports team like major league baseball using the event to offer sweepstakes and special deals. men with children appear to work harder than those who
don't have children. fathers with kids in their lives work three hours more a week than those who don't have them. i'm jane king with the bloomberg business report. texas governor rick perry is visiting california and planning to meet with supports in sacramento today. he is expected to speak with dozens of republicans who want him to run for president. they include business leaders and members of the state legislature. there is growing speculation perry may enter the race later this summer. he has been acting like a candidate in campaign mode. but the aides say he is in the process of deciding. in newport beach, up, up, and away on an unusual jet pack. >> blast off. >> >> yeah. the water powered jetlev can reach speeds up to 25 miles per hour. it can get you 30 feet in the air. apparently you're tethered. not for everyone. try to keep a low profile. not for the faint of heart.
easy to use as people were finding out. you can rent one for $250 an hour. you can buy one if you want one around the house for $100,000. nice to have around a pool on a hot day. >> for sure. you would be the most popular person on the block i'm sure. >> most injuried possibly, too. >> just ahead on the abc7 news at 6:00 -- get ready to start paying taxes on much more of what you buy online. why the free ride is over for some of your purchases on website like amazon. some people in san jose are worried that the police department will no longer be able to proactively protect its people after today. i'm amy hollyfield. i'll explain what is going on up nextxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtx