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coming up on 5:00 a.m. on wednesday, october 4, thank you for being here. jessica castro is in vegas. we start with weather and traffic and a cool beginning to your wednesday. >> it's definitely cool outside. i broke out the winter sweater that i normally wear in to work. you may want to grab something heavier, also. look at the temperatures, santa rosa one of the cool spots at 43. we've got novato and half moon bay at 45. gilroy, 44. look at san ramon, 46. livermore, 48. fremont, 49. everyone else 50 to 53 degrees. this afternoon check out temperatures, 66 to 69 from half moon bay into downtown san francisco. about 74 to 77 around the bay and about 78 to 81 inland. a picture perfect absolutely gorgeous day. get outside and enjoy it. here's alexis. >> good morning, mike. the biggest issue walnut creek and we are officially late now.
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they should have this wrapped up. we should have had this road work picked up between monument but it is not clearly. we are down to two lanes on the southbound side and check out what it is doing to our drive time. we're looking at one hour and 12 minutes. it does open up and no further issues once you make it past the road work. 580 tracy to dublin in the yellow. we'll talk more about this construction up next. alexis, thank you. now to our coverage of the vegas mass shooting. the girlfriend of the killer is back in the u.s. and now speaking with the fbi. >> marilou danley arrived at l.a.x. overnight. las vegas police are calling her a person of interest hoping she can give them insight into stephen paddock's motive for the massacre. police released new body camera footage of the incident showing the confusion and panic as officers tried to determine where that gunfire was coming from. investigators say paddock fired
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shots from the mandalay bay for 11 minutes killing 58 people in the crowd below. >> we now know three victims did have bay area ties. 32-year-old michelle vo is a san jose native living in southern california and working as an insurance agent. 57-year-old denise cohen grew up in san ramon but lived in santa barbara where she work as property manager. stacee etcheber was a mother of two, her husband a san francisco police officer. he ran to help victims and told stacee to run for safety. >> friends, relatives, total strangers even gathered at a vigilfor stacee in >> reporter: good morning, reggie. hundreds of people gathered to honor stacee etcheber and to support her family. her husband, officer vinnie etcheber, now without his wife, their 10-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter now without their mom. the crowd at san ramon school
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offered words of comfort bringing light to a very dark hour for the family. stacee's brother-in-law believes she died trying to help others wounded in the crowd. people describe stacee as a role model parent with an amazing spirit. >> if stacee was here tonight we would hear her say, hey, toots, i've got you. hold on. >> reporter: vinnie etcheber was supported by nearly a dozen san francisco motorcycle officers. that's the unit he once rode with. the san francisco police department is vowing to support the etcheber family and the police officers association has set up a gofundme account in stacee's honor raising more than $100,000 so far. live in san francisco, tiffany wilson, abc 7 news. >> nice to see so many people come out for her. at the live desk waiting for president trump to take off for vegas a. look at air force one in maryland. this is the first time president trump has had to deal directly
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with a tragic aftermath of deadly gun violence here in the u.s. the president plans to grieve with victims and thank first responders. our own jessica castro has been reporting from there since monday. >> both locals and tourists are trying to resume their lives as best they can following the tragedy. >> reporter: there are signs of slow but steady progress here. las vegas boulevard, the iconic strip, is finally back open in both directions. there's also this growing memorial as the city is just trying to put one foot in front of the other for now. slowly things are beginning to move forward in las vegas. these people just trying to get their cars so they can eventually get back to work and errands. >> i thought i was going to be able to come and pick up my car with my i.d., have it ready, but there's a line, so i don't even think i'm going to be able to go home today. >> i can't do nothing without my car. i have to sit and wait like everyone else. >> reporter: hundreds of cars were left at the concert venue
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when people ran for their lives. we're also just starting to learn about the hundreds of people it took to respond in the hours after the mass shooting, folks like psychiatrist john warjo. >> we had our own specific roles. mine was to assess patients already in the hospital trying to figure out what beds we could free up to open up for the victims that came in for this event. >> reporter: he's a uc berkeley alum to now lives in las vegas. >> my work starts from here on out. and it's going to be mosh of a marathon. >> i'm thinking of the times i was running and hiding. >> reporter: survivors replay the events. >> sitting at the casino and somebody's slot went off and hearing that -- >> reporter: resident joanna shared a tight hug. they returned to the scene hoping to heal some of their emotional wounds. >> i'm still trying to process it all. >> and that was our jessica
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castro reporting. two north bay couples helped save lives in las vegas. justin and jennifer mcgrath can be seen using fences as stretchers. the couple was with their friends. wahl is a trained emt. he and mcgraph gave people cpr. jennifer says it's hard to describe the chaos. >> i can't formulate or tell you or show emotion or anything that's going to explain how that night felt. >> she says they had been looking forward to the harvest festival, but they don't know if they'll ever go back. a heads up for those want to go donate blood. blood centers of the pacific is asking to schedule appointments for later this week or in the next few weeks since there is no immediate need. clinic officials say since blood has a 42-day shelf life it's important donations are begin on an ongoing basis.
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go to to schedule your opponent. >> the girlfriend of the vegas shooter back in the u.s. her sisters are coming to her defense. president trump is heading to las vegas to meet with first responders today. marcy gonzalez is there live for us this morning. good morning, marcy. >> reporter: hi, natasha. good morning. police here say they expect to get much more information in the next 48 hours especially now that the gunman's girlfriend they've been wanting to question is now back in the u.s. as you mentioned her sisters are now saying they believe she knew nothing about her boyfriend's deadly plans. this plane landing in los angeles overnight from the philippines. onboard gunman stephen paddock's girlfriend marilou danley. >> he sent her away so he can plan without interruptions. >> reporter: now a person of interest in sunday night's mass murder at this country music
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festival. >> everybody stay down. stay down. >> reporter: the spray of bullets lasting for as many as 11 horrific minutes. these newly released body cam videos showing brave police officers rushing people to safety. >> this way, this way. >> reporter: our first look at some of the 23 guns including an ar-15 outfitted with a scope paddock fired from his 32nd floor hotel room into the crowd below. investigators revealing paddock also set up two cameras in the hallway, another in his room. >> so that the suspect could watch as law enforcement or security approached his room. >> reporter: police hoping danley can shed light on the planning and motive for the massacre that left 58 people dead, 530 others injured. president trump traveling here today meeting with some of the survivors and their families. and he also plans to personally thank some of the medical professionals, first responders, and heroic civilians who risk
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their lives to save others. live in las vegas, marcy gonzalez, abc 7 news. marcy, thank you. and our coverage of the mass shooting investigation continues online. we also have links showing how you can help find more on twitter, facebook, and let's take a quick look around the state before we get back to our weather. 59 in tahoe. sunshine, no threat of a thunderstorm today. 71 in yosemite. and the rain is gone from socal. 74 in san diego to 7 in l.a. let's take a look at what's going on in san francisco. 52 in west portal to about 56 in the bayview. so here's what's going to happen today. our 112-hour day planner, there's a random cloud out there. 62 and hazy sunshine at noon. 4:00, look at that, cool and bright. 64 and 57 at 7:00. as we head towards our inland
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neighborhoods traffic there. alexis will have more on that. 51, not bad. a great time to be outside. and with that dry air we'll warm to 81 with total sunshine at 4:00 and 73 at 7:00 and around the bay your 12-hour day planner 50 degrees to 70 at noon. a little bit of haze. 75 at 4:00. and 66 at 7:00. so you want to grab a jacket. no advisories if you're going to be on the bay today, light winds. hazy sunshine on our beaches with temperatures in the mid-60s. exercising, what a great day to take a hike and get out there and enjoy. still wear the sunscreen. you can get burned this time of the year. let's turn it over to alexis with more on traffic. >> not looking good this morning, mike, and this is due to some construction that is going late. it was supposed to be picked up at 5:00 this morning. we did check in with chp and they said they are working on picking up the cones now. 680 between monument we are down to two lanes. i want to show what you this looks like. not great. that backup extends almost all
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the way up to highway 4 in the concord area. i want to show you what this looks like on our new 3d feature as you start off on 680 around monument and then down to the walnut creek area. you can see that southbound side, that right-hand side, that is some really slow rolling traffic so if you want to take taylor boulevard or b.a.r.t. this morning for an alternate that will save you time. >> thank you, alexis. prepare to be more informed about your food. the big change coming. >> google about to get into the ride share business using driverless cars. there's just one big problem. >> we hope this is a good start to your wednesday. we're going to keep live weather and traffic conditions on your ♪ ♪
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california law make remembers calling for change in light of a mass shooting in vegas. they are urging congress to enact tougher gun legislation. california is home to some of the strongest gun control laws in the country and other states, they say, are lagging far behind. gun rights advocates argue passing more gun measures is in the the answer. >> the only crime this guy committed was that he illegally used his legal guns to kill people, so the gun laws are being enforced and that isn't stopping criminals. >> this is not about taking away people's guns. this is about keeping people safe. >> law make remembers pushing f -- lawmakers say more information on trends can help prevent any similar tragedies in
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the future. hotels are now rethinking security in hopes of preventing future mass shootings. managers shared ideas. one possible change, front desk employees might ask more questions when you check in. other hotel workers like housekeepers may receive extra training when it comes to being aware of guests and what's inside their rooms and encouraged to alert management if they feel suspicious about any items. nearly 20 registered nurses from the bay area are joining the aid effort in puerto rico. they left sfo on their way to san juan and they're with a group registered nurses response network. they have skills working in trauma and intensive care units. the organization has more than a decade's worth of experience and disaster aid joining a larger group in san juan made up of volunteers from around the u.s. today's "gma first look" investigators say new evidence in a hazing death at lsu
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indicates pledges were forced to drink alcohol. >> reporter: this morning's "gma first look." police say tex messages are at the center of the investigation of the alleged hazing death of 18-year-old pledge max groover dying just a month into his freshman year. newly released search warrants show he and other messages received a group text telling them to attend bible study at the frat house. police say that was code for a question and answer session. wrong answers meant more alcohol. according to several witnesses the pledges were forced to drink in excess. police say some time after midnight gruver was highly intoxicated and placed on the couch. 11 hours later someone went to check on him and could not tell if he was breathing. we'll have much more on what these new search warrants reveal at 7:00 a.m. with your "gma first look" abc news, new york. it is 5:16. from the live desk now you're
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looking at joint base andrews maryland where the president has just arrived. he is, of course, on his way to las vegas today. he plans to meet with the first responders and also meet with the victims and their families who are, many of them, still recovering from their injuries from sunday's mass shooting. of course we'll continue to follow the president's journey this morning. take a look at this video released by alameda police. it shows two young men who may be linked to a string of laptop thefts. this footage shows two robberies, both took place the same day, september 4th, at two different starbucks locations. the first near park street and central avenue. the second near fruitvale. since july more than half a dozen laptop thefts at alameda coffee shops. call police if you have any information to help catch these guys. san francisco is now the first city in the country to force supermarkets to report the use of antibiotics in raw meat. they unanimously approved the pressure. this means the department of
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environment will have reports from more than 100 large grocery outlets in san francisco. the reports will have information about antibiotic usage. the goal is to reduce the number of drug resistant infections. if you think you're paying higher fees at the atm, you are. a new report says the average fee for withdrawal from a machine outside of your bank's network is $4.69. that is an all-time high. one car is listed, fewer people are using out of network atms and fewer using cash in general. alphabet's wamo plans to launch a ride sharing vehicle with no human safety drivers as soon as this fall if it can fix one major flaw according to the self-driving advance have difficulty making left turns when there are no green arrows just like most humans do. it seems the advance either turn too soon causing traffic hazards or too late frustrating the drivers behind them. the advance have difficulty
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negotiating cul-de-sacs, or areas that haven't been mapped. but other than that, natasha, they're great. >> okay. just need more time to figure that out. >> there's no need to rush that technology, is there? hi, everybody. a look at the golden gate bridge. notice the lack of low clouds this morning. we'll have sunshine and low humidity today. clear and cool again tonight and are you ready for the warm wave that will touch all of us. check out the winds everybody is calm to 6 miles per hour. even sfo and half moon bay. look what it does to our micro climate. we'll have 77 at vallejo. san rafael at 79. inland about 80 to 81 degrees. pretty narrow margin there -- or i should say range there. san jose, 78, sunny and seasonal.
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los gatos about 81 degrees. on the peninsula today sunny on both sides. half moon bay 66 to menlo park at 66. over along the east bay shore oakland 74. stop and enjoy this gorgeous weather. hayward, richmond, union city all 76. mild without being breezy in san francisco from balboa park at 66. the same thing into richmond to the mission at about 70 degrees. look at tonight's temperatures under a full moon. 40 in santa rosa to san francisco. san mateo about 52. warming trend begins tomorrow. the warm wave hits friday. near 80 at the coast. near 90 inland. 90s possible saturday and sunday. mid-80s around the bay. a local sea breeze will cool the coast for one day and then it warms back up sunday and then warmth hangs around monday and tuesday. hey, alexis. >> i feel like i'm sounding like a broken record. we're looking at major delays
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southbound 680 and this is all due to the late road work. if you look at the top of your screen you can see flashing lights and chp says they are working on picking up the closure. we're 21 minutes past schedule here from when they were supposed to have that done so we have significant delays. look at this drive time from highway 4 in to walnut creek. 1. 12. b.a.r.t. the way to go today. if you have to drive take taylor boulevard to the west there. westbound 24 walnut creek to highway 13 you're wide open past this. that's in the green at just eight minutes and not terrible but slight delays. westbound 580 tracy to duplin at 49 minutes. i do have some additional good news this morning. it looks like caltrans is going to be fixing some things here fairly soon and we are going to have highway 1 back open by december. so, of course, record rains caused significant problems along the coastal highway that added up to $75 million so the
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reopening date initially was scheduled for september and then got pushed back to october and now it is looking like december is the new target. they are making progress. >> that's good to see, thank you. walmart is continuing its push to beat amazon at its own game, same day delivery. walmart just bought parcel, a new york-based same day delivery operation and walmart says it will be continue testing fast delivery options while still keeping its operating costs low. parcel only offers 24 hour a day deliveries in new york city. >> contra costa county reminding you to protect yourself against west nile virus. here is what you can do to protect yourself. dump or drain all standing water from your property. use insect repellent, the kind that contains deet. avoid being outdoors, dawn and dusk. maintain neglected swimming pools.
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trump heading to vegas today to grieve with victims of the shooting and thank first responders. this is new video of him boarding air force one in maryland. number four, friends and family held a candlelight vij nil novato for stacee etcheber. she was at the concert with her husband, a san francisco police officer. and number five, weatherwise we're going to run out of adjectives, i think, to describe how awesome today is going to be. look at all these temperatures within one degree of seasonal highs with just about total sunshine and light humidity. number six, it just continues to get worse. we still don't have the construction picked up in walnut creek and 680. it was supposed to be done at 5:00. here we are at almost 5:30. 1:33. take b.a.r.t. or taylor boulevard. tonight the sharks kick off the season against the philadelphia flyers at s.a.p. center. tickets are still available at
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and good morning. it is wednesday, october 4th, 5:30 app. jessica is in las vegas for us today. we'll start now with traffic because we're looking at some road work that didn't get wrapped up. >> here we are about 30 minutes past scheduled. we've talked to chp to find out the problem. they're saying there's no significant issue. it should be picked up any minute now but, boy, definitely causing a significant issue on the roads. southbound 680 you are not moving and this goes for several miles as we flip over to our traffic maps. this is our main area. that construction was scheduled
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at monument and we were supposed to have that done by 5:00 this morning. however, putting distance measuring tool on there six miles jammed all the way up onto highway 4. if you want to take taylor head out to the west. if you have to drive today or b.a.r.t. is an option. no mass transit delays this morning. let's check in with mike nicco. you have quite a bit better forecast than i do this morning. it doesn't get much better than this, alexis. you see how clear it is outside. let's jump into your temperatures and how to dress. our cool spots gilroy, santa rosa at 43. 48 in free month and livermore. 49 in napa. temperatures today, how about some 80s in the east bay valleys. upper 70s to low 80s in the north bay. mid to upper 70s from the bay to the south bay.
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micro climate in the 90s. natasha or reggie? >> i'll take it. president trump is on his way to vegas to meet with victims and first responders. >> police reveal more about the gunman and those who lost their lives. amy hollyfield live for us in las vegas. amy? >> reporter: hi, good morning, reggie. let me show you a new sign, a new slogan that has just surfaced here on several of the hotel signs. no longer do you see what happens in vegas stays in vegas. many of our viewers can relate to this, we've been there for you during the good times, thank you for being there for us now. this is the new mood that will greet the president. no more of the fun vegas message. an advertising firm that came up with that what happens in vegas stays in vegas slogan says it
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would be insensitive. let me show you video we just received of president trump and his wife melania just boarding the airplane there in washington, d.c., and just pushing off moments ago, taking off very early this morning in washington to head this way toward las vegas. this is just after his trip to puerto rico where he saw damage from hurricane maria. he is expected to land here in vegas local time 9:30 this morning. we asked some cab drivers what they expect. they think it's going to be tougher to get around today. >> it will probably make a mess of things. it always does when a big dignitary comes into town, but that's the way it goes. not much you can do about it. and you might as well enjoy it. hopefully you're a trump fan. >> reporter: he is a trump fan, so he told us he is excited that the president is coming here today. the president's expected to meet
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with victims and their families and also first responders. he did say we plan to spend quite a bit of time in las vegas. he didn't say, though, exactly when he will be departing to head back to washington. amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> yesterday you were menninging how people were working in casinos, thousands of people local there were just trying to keep it together, be professional, and allow people to enjoy vacations or business trips. have you noticed any change in the way people are reacting now that things have settled in? >> reporter: we have heard people talk they feel like the mood here is more somber than when they visited in the past and we noticed a lot of tourists coming by the scene where this happened to visit. it has become part of their vacation. we're also noticing maybe a new normal, hearing from guests of the hotel that security guards are wanding their bags and
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purses with metal detecting wands so maybe an indication of new security measures now coming to vegas. reggie? >> i'm hearing that happening at the wynn and other places as well. thank you for your reporting, amy hollyfield live in las vegas. a candlelight vigil was held for the victims of sunday's shooting and it took place in a local park hosted by clark county and the city of las vegas a. gofundme page set up has raised more than $8 million so far. this money intended to provide relief and financial support to the victims and their families. friends, relatives, even total strangers gathered at a vigil last night for stacee etcheber in the mass shooting. >> we want you to know that we love you. >> they were there to bring some comfort to vinnie etcheber and their young son and daughter who lost their mom. they were in las vegas for the
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concert. during the shooting vinnie ran to help victims and told stacee to go and seek safety. her brother-in-law says he has no doubt stacee died trying to help others even after her husband told her to run. vinnie was not hurt. another woman with bay area ties also died in the shooting, denise cohen, lived in santa barbara county. she attended the same high school as stacee etcheber. cohen had planned to go to a reunion next week. and a third bay area woman also died, 32-year-old michelle vo, a san jose native. she had been most recently living in southern california and working as an insurance agent. friends say she was brave and loved to explore. >> the loss, the grief and the fear caused by the shooting isn't limited to people at that concert. experts say watching video of the tragedy online or on tv over and over again can be unhealthy for some people. if you want to stay enveloped on
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the latest news and are sensitive to the information, some suggest reading about it rather than watchig it. >> when you're done watching the petrified faces and people on gurneys or made up gurneys, it's very traumatizing, it's very upsetting. >> some of the signs if you are being overwhelmed by the coverage symptoms like the inability to sleep or focus or a hyper sense of vigilance. if you are affected b shootings, reach out to loved ones and seek professional help if you think you might need it. amy hollyfield and jessica castro are both in las vegas. we'll about back to amy -- we just talked to her at 5:30. we'll see her again at 6:30. stay with us for continuing coverage as the story develops. this morning first responders conduct add full scale emergency exercise at sfo and this year's annual exercise simulated terror attacks and included several agencies
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including the san francisco fire department, police department and several mutual aid units from around the bay area more than 60 volunteers also took part giving first responders the opportunity to practice triage and transport functions. gilroy police are investigating an indecent exposure incident near a school. this happened around 8:00 on monday morning. a group of students say they were walking by a parked car when a man exposed himself. the kids kept walking and reported what happened. the car is described as an older model dark color sedan. police are investigating separate shootings and one of them fatal. a man found dead with multiple gunshot wounds outside a jack-n-the-box. a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest. two others were wounded in separate shootings just before 4:00 p.m. the oakland city council approved a plan to move homeless people into new shelters.
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mayor libby schaaf pushed to move them off sidewalks and into safety. it will help move up to 40 people from encampments for up to six months and provide them social services. the city council adopted a two-year ordinance declaring a shelter crisis in oakland. it allows the mayor and the city more flexibility to build and provide public facilities for unsheltered residents. it does look like they're making progress picking up construction cones. you can see crews right now picking, hopefully, the last of these up. you can see a few more continue here and this was all scheduled to wrap up at about 5:00 this morning. here we are at 5:39 and, boy, we have some significant delays. southbound 680 jammed all the way up to highway 4. this also spilled over on to 242 coming through the concord area. right now we're looking at an hour and a half really from highway 4 down into lafayette. if you can jump on b.a.r.t. this morning instead that is
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recommended or taylor boulevard. you'll have to use surface streets to get around this. hopefully we'll improve in the next 10 to 15 minutes. boy, that was really a major headache this morning. flipping over to our traffic maps, take a look at the bay bridge commute and this is our new 3d feature we have. you can see things are filling in through the maze and as of about 5:25 this morning we did get those metering lights flipped on. this is what it looks like. things are backing up. you're slow from about the 880 overpass joining the maze. so nothing out of the ordinary there. no blocking issues the rest of the way into san francisco. we'll take a look at drive times next. let's check in with meteorologist mike nicco. just looking at the toll bridge plaza how much worse it could be. speaking of our inland let's look at the san ro mon valley out to livermore. 45 to 48 degrees there. the rest of us around 50 to 52
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until you get to pittsburg. we'll look at that shot for our commute planner. let me qualify this, this is your weather commute planner. mass transit cool to warm this morning. smooth sailing on the ferry. a look at your school forecast. you have a hoodie, 48 to 53. bring the hoodie home. you won't need to wear it. 66 at the coast. 74 to 79 around the bay and inland. take a look at your day planner for the coast and you can see we start off at 51. there may be a rogue cloud but a lot of sunshine and haze. 62 at noon. 64 at 4:00. clear and bright and 57 at 7:00. you'll cool off faster than the rest of us. here we go inland, 51 at 7:00. outdoor, 73 degrees at lunch. 81 with light humidity. 73 at 7:00. our last stop will be our 12-hour day planner. 50 this morning. 70 at noon. what a great day to be outside, pleasant, 75 at 4:00 and then a
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cool 66 at 7:00. we've been promising you 90s. i have a string of them and even some warmth at the coast coming up in the accuweather seven-day forecast. more news. >> thanks, mike. a prospect from the oakland a's was at the las vegas concert. what he did that night is being called an act of heroism. >> the city of san francisco is about to spend hundreds of
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it's 5:44. we're learning a former a's minor league prospect used his body to shield two people from bullets during the shooting. everyone around him is okay. he says he saw a lot of people trying to help strangers. good for him. it has been two weeks since hurricane maria hit puerto rico and the island still struggling to recover. groups in the bay area are trying to raise awareness about the plight of the people in puerto rico. a rally was held in the mission district yesterday evening. it came a few hours after president trump met with hurricane victims in puerto rico. mr. trump passed out supplies. it was odd that he was throwing the paper towels. that has been noted in many places. he spoke with government officials insisting that he will -- that help will continue. >> floridians and texans told
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they would be without power for six months, i mean, there would be massive outcry. low income, low risk suspects in santa clara county may find it easier to bail out of jail. supervisors have signed off on a bail reform plan two years in the works. the county will create a community fund that will offer a lower cost alternative to traditional bail bonds and part of the money will come from the county with a matching amount from a private group. uber is curbing the power of travis kalanick and taking on softbank group. the changes adopted by uber's 1-member board strip kalanick and other early investors of the extra voting power they had. kalanick who stepped down as ceo in june under pressure from irate investors voted in favor of that change am now the move clears the way for softbank to invest more than $10 million in
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uber. they will get two seats on an expanded board. supervisors dealt a below to former mayor kwan's plan to open a marijuana dispensary. opponents and supporters packed in last night. some neighbors vehemently opposed it. the planning commission approved it in july am opponents appealed and the board sided with them. >> the crime rate would increase, the exposure to young people and problems to help. >> a big disappointment to our patients. >> the board rejected 9-2. no word on what kwan and her husband plan to do now. into caltran says the will open october 13th. crews installed rebar. they plan to pave the road this week. the $24 million span replace as bridge that was demolished last spring after a landslide damaged
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the bridge's piers. the closure has severely limited access to the community so they're very excited to have it back. emergency dispatchers have to deal with urgent situations, of course, frantic callers and even garbled messages. >> and now another challenge, butt dialing. apparently accidental calls are clogging up the 911 system. the city is launching a $250,000 ad campaign to urge people to lock their phones. the department of emergency management tells the examiner 40% of all calls to 911 are actually not emergencies. >> take a look at how traffic is doing. how is the situation with the road work that didn't end going? it's starting to look better from this vantage point. i have been watching the crews pick up cones through walnut creek at monument for the last 20 minutes or so. they're beyond the view of our camera. looks like most if not all are picked up. here is the bad news, they were
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supposed to be done at 5:00. here we are almost 6:00 a.m. and we have some mass i have residual delays. i will flip over to the traffic maps. conco concord, pacheco down into walnut creek. speeds 2 miles an hour on 242. 680 through pleasant hill the same thing. not quite as bad westbound highway 4. it's spilling onto that corridor. you're not awful there at 24 minutes. a quick check of drive times. not an awful morning out of the central valley, tracy to dublin. in the red at 56, about 30 antioch to concord. you look great from the north bay at 16 minutes. let's check in now with meteorologist mike nicco with a look at our forecast. hey, mike? >> everywhere i look it keeps smelling like roses. i hope you like the smell of roses. it is sweet outside. look at sfo clear and 54 degrees. no arrival delays to worry about here. sunny today. the only thing you have to watch is the tree pollen gets you. it's out there.
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signs of summer warmth coming. let's take a look, micro climate in the south bay. 76 in milpitas. 78 in san jose and cupertino. 78 and sunny in santa cruz. what a great day to be at the boardwalk. the peninsula looks just as nice. mid to upper 70s elsewhere. 66 at half moon bay, the warm spot along the peninsula coast. 70 downtown. south san francisco and sausalito. 79 to 82 through our north bay valleys. cooler in vallejo, 77. 76 in hercules and richmond. san leandro, hayward and newark, castro valley, unified there. 80 to 81 for most of us in our inland neighborhoods. now tomorrow another pleasant afternoon. the 90s start creeping in and east bay friday and they hang around for saturday. the good news our overnight temperatures will fall into the 40s and 50s even when we get
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that warm for friday, saturday, and sunday. our warmest days at the coast look like friday and then sunday and monday of next week. back to you guys. >> thanks, mike. new at 6:00, the reason there could be more places to buy liquor. first, the bay area is sending help to victims of the las vegas shooting.
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a bay area resident is helping comfort the victims. this is aaron. a golden retriever who works with st. john's lutheran church, part of the canine comfort dogs which brings dogs from across the country to help in times of crisis.
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he's one of two from california. the group brought more than a dozen to las vegas visiting people in hospitals and being available at vigils. >> honda is releasing video of its robot that could help in natural disasters. it is flexible, strong and waterproof and you can see it's good at crawling over debris as well. they do say it needs more development before it's ready to go out in the field. go out in the field. a big event from google. google home mini is meant to compete with echo dot. >> just 50 days away from thanksgiving. the start of the holiday shopping season. the national retail federation expect sales to be up about 4% over last year.
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it does help that it falls on a monday. total spending could reach $ 82 billion. >> i already bought all of your presents this year. >> what? are you serious? >> i was really on it which means i should have waited for the last-minute sales. >> my mom and sister went shopping for christmas this past weekend, too. it's not even on my radar. i'm not even thinking about it. mike, your a last-minute shopper, too, judging by your reaction. christmas eve, midnight. >> i used to do that after service and go to the local convenient store, pick up last-minute things. >> holidays are special at the nicco house. we have a big problem on the roads. it looks okay right here. about 48 minutes longer than it should have. they didn't wrap this up until a
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few mince ago. we have significant residual delays. b.a.r.t. is a better bet. opens up significantly past where that road work was. let's get over to our last-minute shopper mike nicco. >> a lock at what's going on from our roof camera. tree pollen. >> a lot of stuff going on. friday, saturday and sunday after 52 to 53 and then, yeah, fleet week. hear the roar of the planes rolling through. right now no threat of cloud
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cover. >> thank you, mike. next at 6:00 our coverage of the mass shooting in las vegas, new details about the gunman's girlfriend who is now back in the u.s. >> the emotional memorial held in the north bay last night. >> plus cars, trucks, and now trains. autonomous technology in australia. the first freight train to haul without a conductor. >> t ♪ ♪
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sunshine warms us. it's going to be comfortable. look at the winds almost nonexistent, calm to 7 miles an hour. santa rosa, napa, novato, half moon bay, 48 in fremont. livermore 49. oakland 49. everybody else about 50 to 52 degrees. san francisco's 56. 74 to 7 around the bay. 78 to 81 inland. a look at your 12-hour day planner up next. here's alexis. we are slowly starting to look better in walnut creek. all the cones have finally been picked up. they were almost an hour behind schedule. three miles an hour through the concord area. 4 miles an hour down to pleasant hill and then it opens up.


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