tv Today in the Bay NBC September 26, 2010 6:00am-7:00am PST
good morning. next at 7 on "today in the bay" heat wave means fun in the sun and danger in the street. high electricity causes an electricity meltdown in the east way. death penalty dead line, a condemned inmate must decide how he wants to die, but could supply and demand delay the execution. a bill designed to keep kids safe on the slopes hits the skids in sacramento. this is "today in the bay. ." good morning, everyone.
looking at live downtown san jose, this is where the mexican mariachi val is going to be held today. if you're familiar with the plaza you're familiar with the fountains. >> packed and lots of trees and people in the shade. i think that's going to be a spot where people go to cool off in the south end of the bay. more of that heat we had yesterday, more 09 and tomorrow is going to be hotter. right now we have lots of 50s. there is coastal right along the immediate coast but that's it. it's not going too far across the bay. we have a spare the air today, second one, we had one yesterday, another one today and notice the orange for the santa clara county valley there. what that is, it's unhealthful for sensitive groups is what the air quality is considered. upper respiratory problems such as asthma, you might want to avoid any outdoor activities. by noon, some 80s, mid 80s and by 5:00 p.m., more of the 90s.
garvin, tomorrow, is a bit hotter than today, the hottest day of the week. i will have the complete look at your seven-day forecast. >> it's going to be an important one to watch. thank you very much. as craig mentioned the heat has been turned on high and that's causing problems across the bay area. problems that will likely continue through tomorrow. this morning the lights are back on in crass castro valley after equipment overheated at the pg&e substation. more than 34,000 residents in hayward and castro valley were in the dark for about five hours last flight. eden hospital managed to stay open thanks to an emergency generator. people on their way to the hospital say driving without any street or signal lights was frustrating and potentially dangerous. >> i was picking up my cousin to bring her to the hospital and we were coming down castro valley boulevard it was hectic, bumper to bumper, cars not stopping and it was horrible. >> pg&e is still looking into exactly why the excessive heat
led to the malfunction. yet another byproduct of the hot temperatures, fires. right now, one firefighter is recovering from injuries after flames burned through grass lands in bodegay bay. crews worked through the night to corral the fire along highway 1 near the community of valley fort. the fire broke out around 1:00 yesterday afternoon, sending massive plumes of smoke. right now over 80 acres have been burned and one building is a total loss. the fire actually knocked out 191 service in the bodegay bay area overnight, forcing the fire department to handle all emergency calls. so far there's no word on when that service will be restored. a san quentin inmate sentenced to death has until noon today to choose how he wants to die. condemned murderer albert greenwood brown must decide between a lethal injection of one drug or three drug cocktail the state has used in the last 12 excuses. brown's attorney says they will ask a marin county superior court judge tomorrow to block the execution.
they're also considering an appeal to the ninth u.s. circuit court of appeals. brown is convicted of murdering and raping a 15-year-old riverside county girl in 1980. in a related development across the country, condemned inmates could get an unexpected reprieve from their death sentences to shortages of one of the three drugs used in the lethal injections. the governor of kentucky has been asked to sign death warrants for three inmates but the state can only set one execution date because the department of corrections has only one dose of sodium thiopental left. the only u.s. manufacturer of the drug says the active ingredient is back ordered. ohio and washington is are also facing delays. san francisco is the latest spot to consider banning fast food restaurants from handing out free toys with kids meals. tomorrow the board of supervisors considers a plan that would not ban toys in kids outright but make it illegal for
them to be included if meals exceed city set limits on calorie, salt and sugar. meals with a toy contain half a cup of fruit and three quarters of a cup of vegetables. the restaurant industry is exploring a legal challenge if it is approved. mayor newsom proposes the proposal saying it's the wrong way to achieve that. governor slrz schwarzenegger is saying yes but no to a ski helmet law. he signed a bill that would have fined parents of minors caught skiing or snow boarding without helmets but that was attached to a vetoed proposal that would have forced ski resorts to develop and publish safety plans. the governor says the safety bill would have placed a, quote, unnecessary burden on ski resorts. two oakland homicide detectives are honored this weekend for the work with families of murdered victims. a non-profit organization known as 1,000 mothers to prevent
violence offers to the healing of survivorses. benefits those families. >> i think it's important because far too many times doesn't get -- >> it's difficult working in the homicide unit. we always meet the families on the worst possible circumstance. they've just suffered a tremendous loss. they have a lot of questions, a lot of anger. >> lieutenant brian modero supervising the investigation of four oakland officers. last year sergeant george philip has worked on numerous cases including the shooting death of a 17-year-old girl who moved to oakland with her family to begin a new life after her louisiana home was devastated by hurricane katrina. still ahead on "today in the bay" a bay area convention where a lot more than politics is in the air.
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it's a debate that blazes on. among the big issues of this election season, whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use here in california. a new poll out from survey usa shows more voters favoring proposition 19. 47% say yes, legalize pot. 42% are against it. it's a complex issue. we sent nbc scott budman to the bay area's cannibis festival to help clear the air. >> reporter: along with the haze of pot, the international cannibis and hemp expo, which is expected to bring close to 50,000 people to the cal palace this weekend, is also bringing with it the unmistakable arroma of politics. >> definitely goes to show that
it's a thriving industry. >> reporter: it's also the focus of proposition 19, which would, if passed, legalize marijuana for personal use. >> people are tired of the old propaganda and the reefer madness stigmatism and, you know, we're just ready to move this industry forward. there's no jobs out there. this industry is able to bring, like i say, tax revenues and jobs. >> reporter: not everyone, even at the cannibis festival, is lining up to support prop 19. turns out the legalization of pot brings with it new economic concerns. for example, the fear that a more open market will lead to much lower prices for those who sell weed. they worry about their income taking a big hit. >> you were originally, you know, selling an ounce of, you know, medical marijuana for upwards of 200, $220 and now that same ounce is going to be decreased to $40, you know, it's
just absolutely going to kill the market. >> i'm on the fence really, i'll be honest about it. i take care of real patients so the real patients i need, they need a lot more medicine than what prop 19 is going to allow us to grow right now. >> reporter: wherever they stand on the issue, just about everyone here told us, they're glad to clear the air. in daily city, scott budman, nbc bay area news. speaking of politics san francisco mayor gavin newsom is slipping in the latest field poll in the race for lieutenant governor. newsom and mall da maddo are running neck and neck. in the senate race barbara boxer's lead over carly fiorina has increased. two months ago the race was deadlocked. boxer leads fee rene na 47 to 41%. the gubernatorial race gets tighter. jerry brown and meg whitman are tied at 41%. their first debate is tuesday from uc davis. today in the bay's political analyst larry gur ston will join us later in the show to talk about the numbers and what they
mean. reducing california's carbon footprint has been one of governor arnold schwarzenegger's priorities as he prepares to leave office, though, the governor ponders whether the state will remain focused on clean energy or adopt a new approach. tomorrow governor schwarzenegger will be in santa clara to discuss the future of the state's climate change law approved in 2006. that law could be affected if prop 23 passes in november. prop 23 would suspend the provisions of the 2006 law until the state's unemployment rate drops to 5.5% or below for a full fiscal year. the governor will talk about his china's trip and the country's progress with clean technology. coming up next on "today in the bay" photo bombed by the boss. the unexpected jersey sho shore serenade just ahead. and a good saturday morning live over san francisco. a little fog, not much. it is sticking to the coast. the rest of us, another hot day. i'll have your forecast coming up.
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wow. welcome back to the program, everyone. 7:16. i wasn't sure there was going to be that. i didn't know that much fog in golden gate bridge, in any case it will clear out. just a note on the golden gate bridge this morning, i think 10:00 they're going to do a walk in favor of gay marriage. it's a bicostal bridge walk, they do it in new york and san francisco at the same time. that start at 10:00. it's free if anyone is interested in doing that. let's talk the weather and some heat. that fog is going to go away. >> little finger going right through the golden gate and just close to say alcatraz but after that that's it. most will hug the coast and get out of here. you can make out -- >> that's pretty. >> isn't that gorgeous? just a very thin layer there. it's just right over the water. if we were able to take a
helicopter and fly over that, then we'd see angel island. it's really right over the water. it's a little bit, it will be clear -- what's that? >> let's take that helicopter ride, shall we? it's sunday, let's do it. next shot takes us to oakland back towards san francisco. gorgeous, look at that start to the morning. as are playing today. it is going to be a hot one for the game. 105 taking on texas. as we look out over the east side of the bay, inland valley, plenty of sunshine to livermore, concord, perfect time to get out on the bike and get your ride in or your walk or run this morning. because it's going to be another hot one. there's live san jose, as we look out toward city hall the rotunda and off in the distance the fremont hills. we have been dealing with 50s. we have 57 in san francisco, a couple 40s into the north end of the bay, close to santa rosa, over to petaluma and novato. once you head down the peninsula, east side of the bay and south bay, we've got some 50s, close to 60 degrees.
this is what we saw yesterday. we saw a lot of the cloud cover just about right here. it's all headed to the pacific northwest. this cloud cover here. the rest of the state under sunshine. again a little bit of fog hugging the immediate coast and just really not going to influence our temperatures inland. as we go through the end of the week, the cooler air starts to move on in, but that's not until about wednesday or thursday. meantime today the beach has 60s, 70s and 80s. 90s for the rest of the bay area. very weak sea breeze along the immediate coast. those 90s that we have inland today turn into 100 plus in some cases tomorrow. again a spare the air day for the entire bay area today and across the santa clara valley. air quality expected to be unhealthful for sensitive groups. near 90 at 1:05. by the time we get to 2:00 and 3:00 as the game moves on, closer to the mid 90s. we got 91 jed in san francisco. 90s for sonoma, napa, over to
livermore, 95 in san jose. here's the seven-day forecast, tomorrow is the hottest day. kids are going back to school and people getting back to work it's going to be a pretty hot one. remember garvin, by day two and three start to feel the heat effects on your body. keep yourself hydrated. by day three it's almost too late. >> and 91 degrees in san francisco, lot of people live in the city, not used to that. >> no air conditioning either. >> craig, thank you very much. so this groom just happened to have a guitar on hand during his recent engagement picture photo shoot at the jersey shore marijuana and it's a good thi-- look who happened to show up. in her blog photographer kelly says the singer rolled up the sleeves, grabbed the guitar and serenaded the couple on the spot with an improvised song ability their wedding. >> to a cop going to great lengths to get closure after a
failed relationship. a florida police officer and two dispatchers were fired after faking a crime scene to reunite the cop with his ex-girlfriend who is also an officer on the force. the 26-year-old officer and two dispatchers faked a report of a suspicious person at a mall and made sure the ex-girlfriend would be the one who responded. well sure enough she did respond to the scene along with four other police officers. but now, that officer is out of a job. no word if he's in a relationship. still ahead on "today in the bay" from the olympic slopes to christy field, the olympic gold medalist gets air at an han garr in the bay area. how you can start soring like johnny moseley. coming up in sports last night the giants playing long ball to the tune of four home runs, but would it be enough to top the rockies in a slug fest. plus, going for an upset in arizona and the cardinals stayed perfect. highlights in sports. come on in, and i'll give you a free quote.
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plenty of hits and plenty of runs the giants had four homers last night but it -- would it be enough? laura has the highlights in your morning sports. >> good morning, everyone. humidor gate was so friday night. one night after every pitcher is crucial every baseball question for whether or not it was juiced last night seemed none of those balls went into the humidor to begin with. instead, we had a good old fashioned coors field slug fest. welcome back andres torres, 13 days after his appendectomy he was back in the starting lineup and hit a home run for the giants. 6-5, colorado giants with one run in in the inning, two on, ross the fly ball, that's a home run at coors field. three run variety for ross. giants take the lead 8-6. bottom eight, 9-7, sf at this point, wilson in for the four, troy tull low whiskey says no, big shot stays in the park.
two runs scored. heading to extra. guess who, tu low wit ski, double to left, carlos gonzalez from first. pat burrell's throw off his knees, throw home not in time. rockies walk-off win 10-9 in ten. the padres win, so tgiants are half game back in the west. tied with atlanta for the wild card lead. the as trying to keep the champagne unopened against the rangers who just needed a win to clench the pennant. bottom seven, 3-1 rangers, cliff pennington taking care of that. going deep to left, two run blast, also scores landon powell. we are tied at 3. top of the eighth, that tie did not last long. texas wants to celebrate now. jorge cantu, solo home run off michael werth. that's all it takes. 4-3, the rangers win the game, they take the division. they're in the playoffs for the first time in 11 seasons. well the key to the cal bears success so far this season,
offense as kevin riley and company have had no problem racking up the points in their previous wins. but last night in arizona, they were going to need a different kind of strategy in order to pull off the offset. this one was a defensive battle until the end. as cal opened the pac 10 slate with a trip to face the 14th ranked wild cats in arizona. the bears drive once again cannot find the end zone. it's the third field goal of the game, 23 yards, it's 9-3 bears. the final minutes now. the wild cats trying to break through. fultz, three yard skoeshgs first touchdown of the game. 10-9 arizona with one over to play, kevin riley's pass would get tipped for the interception in the final effort. arizona survived the upset bid and they win 10-9. and yesterday the 16th ranked cardinals facing notre dame with jim harba's crew trying to win forthe first time in 18 years.
cardinal on the door steps, one yard out, stanford up 27-6. this guy plays defense. yes, so the irish's first place on the ensuing drive, guess who, marecic's play, picks off crisp, 20 yards to the house, marecic two touchdowns in a total of 13 seconds. stanford gets the win 37-14, they are 4-0 for the first time in 24 years and last night, san jose state continuing one of the most brutal schedules to start a season. facing 13th ranked utah. their third top 13 opponent in four games. second quarter they roll and rogers, touchdown. 36 yards. utah not looking back. they get the win 56-3. that is your morning look at sports. have a great day. olympic skier johnny moseley used to getting big air on the slopes but in the offseason johnny gets big air in a different way near his bay area home. what was once an airplane hangar
in the san francisco presid yo is now the house of air, an indoor trampoline center, it's open to the public, you can come for recreation or play a mean game of trampoline dodge ball. but for professional skiers, snowboarders and skate boarders, it's less of a play ground and more of a training ground. >> it's an insane workout, really pretty safe. they give you these high top shoes. trampoline in general is a tool i've always used. obviously i learned all the fundamentals of the straight back flip, the back full. >> again, the facility is brand new and open to the public. you can catch the rest of the interview with johnny moseley and much, much more on tonight's sports sunday after the new york giants take on the jets right here on nbc bay area. from big air to blast off coming up next at 7:30 on "today in the bay."
a california spy satellite launches off into space. how a car parked in a wrong spot almost made the launch a mission impossible. plus, a status update on the social network. business and tech reporter scott mcgrew gets an insider look at the blockbuster movie and what facebook's creator really thinks about how he's portrayed. [ female announcer ] jerry brown and oakland's schools.
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water bottles, bring your portable fan, sunscreen and bathing suit to take a dip in the fountain there. >> exactly. that's what the kids were doing yesterday. i was live at 5:00 and 6:00 during our evening shows, they enjoyed it. i think it's going to be a busy place again today. along the coast a little fog right along the coast this morning, it will be gone by this afternoon. 50s and 40s and also the as today, 105, taking on texas. hot and sunny near 90 right about 105 p.m. again we're going to be in the mid 90s by the time we get to the end of that game. here is your daily planner. 8:00 a.m., some 60s, by noon about 85 degrees and then 5:00 p.m., more of those 90s. garvin in a bit, back with more on the seven-day forecast tomorrow being the hot dais of the week. . >> engine, ignition and zero liftoff of orbital four rocket. >> along the central coast the air force launched a surveillance satellite aboard an unmanned atlas five rocket from
vandenberg air force base. the launch was delayed by a car parked in a restricted area near the launch pad. once in orbit the satellite will detect and monitor space junk and floating debris that could netten national security. he's the world's youngest billionaire and a recent philanthropist. a movie set to be released this week would have you believe facebook founder mark zuckerberg is more of a play boy or partier. what does mark zuckerberg think? today in the bay scott mcgrew gets through the walls around the facebook founder. >> reporter: sarah lacy of the popular text blog tech crunch quite literally wrote the book on mark zuckerberg in a book called "once you're lucky, twice you're good." she's interviewed mark several times and joins me from our newsroom. you told me once you've been covering mark so long, the first time you called him on the
phone, he actually picked up the phone? >> he did. he was so a media train back in those days he told me all the details of the venture capital ground he closed. >> he's gotten media trained and harder to talk to. what do you suppose his reaction to all of this about the movie? >> i know because when i was worken on my book, movie is based on, was being written and at first i think he was hurt by it. even though he's a billionaire, leading this company, he's not a two dimensional character. he's a human being. i don't think any of us would want a book or much less a movie made about our lives and the source material was, you know, angry ex-friends, angry ex-girlfriends, people you knew in college. i think he was shocked and hurt that someone would do this and that he had no recourse. but since then, you know, i think it's been very widely pub sized this is mostly fictional.
my hunch is he's gotten over it a bit. >> start-up entrepreneurs are usually not that interesting. you and i know quite a few, very smart but not often all that movie makingble. >> yeah. i mean i have to say, other than steve jobs and bill gates the pirates of silicon valley, there's not many movies made abt these guys. when i moved here in the la late '90s it was a lot sexier. mark is a pretty boring guy, which is probably why they had to make a fictional movie about him. the real movie would not have been that interesting. >> sairry lacy of the blog tech crunch, thanks for being with us this morning. >> thank you. social network opens in movie theaters this friday, october 1st. wall street rallied by the closing bell on friday, but will it be enough to keep the september rally going into october? cnbc's tyler matheson has a preview of the upcoming week in the world of business. >> reporter: the september surge on wall street enters its final stretch. the markets have been on a tear.
higher for four straight weeks so far this month. after some small signs of recovery, the dow is on track for its best september since 1954. we'll get another reading on just how much the economy grew in the second quarter of this year with another look at gross domestic product, a sum of all the goods and services made in america. auto sales data for september will be released. sales expected to be higher this month. auto sales are seeing a slight rebound without any government incentives. a bipartisan presidential commission created to find ways to improve fiscal responsibility and financial reform. it will meet for the first time and it was devastating year for residents and businesses around the gulf of mexico and environmentally and financially. this friday the oil giant bp's embattled ceo, a bim solve tony hawward, steps down. and in the race over who will be the next governor of california the first televised debate of that campaign pitting former ebay chief executive meg whitman against the state's current attorney general and one-time
governor jerry brown. and the show that taught millions of americans their abcs and 123s turns 41 on monday. happy birthday, sesame street. i'm tyler matheson. get all your business news on cnbc. you can also get your business and tech report before the markets open, week days on "today in the bay" starting at 4:30 in the morning. coming up next on "today in the bay" celebrating the american dream latino style. the mexican heritage festival continues today in the bay. a look at the artists making an appearance in a live report. people! look at you!
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heritage festival gets under way in a few hours. this year's event holds special meaning celebrating two independence day, 100 years since the mexican revolution and 200 years since mexico gained freedom from spain. the spokesman, fernando rivera joins us from our newsroom this morning. thanks very much for getting up early and joining us and this year, obviously, is a big year culturally as we just mentioned. how is that going to be reflected in this year's festival. >> this year's festival focuses on the mexican revolution which is 100 years -- the centennial of the independence and we have a great set of musicians coming today to play at the plaza. we have called the concert for the american dream and this concert really celebrates the blend of all the cultures in the san francisco bay area. we have three grammy award winners that are coming to play. the first one will be tex man c
maniacs which has amazing music. a great band also, los lobos, one of those classic latino blues bands. and then we have somatly, another band a rock band, latino rock band that you're going to enjoy. during the day we're going to have all sorts of cultural events, we're going to have two stages with loco international acts and we're going to have food and crafts and all sorts of different things for all the family to enjoy and the festival starts at 10:00 a.m. be there early. it's going to be a hot day. like i said, bring lots of water. also, please come over enjoy. it's going to be a great day. celebrate with us the mexican
revolution. >> there are a lot of music festival in the bay area. this one always ranks year after year as one of the tops in the area. you have the information on the screen right now. 10 to 6:30, plaza chavez, market street, san jose and the concerts for the american dream. really a great time. thank you very much for joining us. >> thank you very much for having me here. >> still ahead on "today in the bay" decision 2010, meg whitman and jerry brown are in a dead heat in the california govern esser's race. larry gurston joins us with what the latest numbers mean. [ son ] my parents have always lived in the states.
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results. this month the field poll shows 41% of likely voters support jerry brown compared to 44% in july. meg whitman is tied with brown at 44, 41% compared to her 43% in july. 18% of californians are undecided, that is up from 13% in july. but there's more to these numbers than what meets the eye. let's bring in today in the bay's political analyst larry gurston. interesting the closer we get to the election the undecideds go up. that sounds unusual. >> yeah. that's probably the first statistic one we'll look at closely, garvin. we're talking about a meaningless figure to some, but meaningful to the rest of us. that vote has gone up to 18%. the undecided vote has gone up to 18% from 13%. this is the time in the season when people begin to make up their minds. instead now, they are less sure than ever. this may be a reflection of jerry brown beginning the active stage of his campaign, defining
himself instead of leaving that to meg whitman. that could make a big difference down the stretch. >> he's had all the money. she's had all the money and ads and he's kind of cracked in to that. >> saved his money until the end and now he's spending it. >> there must be a lot of political scientist strategists looking at this campaign, saying can you do this, can you sit back and be pummeled for an entire year before fighting back and jerry brown is going to see if that works. you've been looking deep in these numbers and you said the latino community and poll numbers there are very telling as well. >> this is another cohort or group we want to watch here. it's a good statistic that tells you something about what's going on for whitman. with 38% of the state's population, look, latinos may account for as much as 20% of the november vote. that's a record as far as latino voting goes. republicans have done their calculations and believe that 37%, 37% of the latino vote, will be enough to win the
election. currently, latinos favor brown, but only by a margin of 43% to 40%. that's kind of tight. now, if you look at the polls, there you see it, 43, 47. it means over the next six weeks brown has to hold the 43%, capture all the undecideds and convert some of the whitman latinos to his side. jerry brown has a long history with latinos, okay. it may well bode for him well down the end. it's the stretch run we're looking at. >> another interesting thing with this late start as it were by jerry brown. he's starting later and every year it seems the election starts earlier. more people go mail-in and absentee balloting. november is not the election day. it starts weeks earlier. how does this factor in this race? >> the week after next, in fact, garvin. >> that soon? >> the week after next. this time around, another record will be set in california. we expect half of the electorate
to vote in advance of the election. half will be voting long before election day, which says a whole lot about the commercials and everything else going on right now. the september field poll that we've been talking about, finds some very interesting differences between the mail-in voters and those who intend to vote on election day. this becomes important for all the strategy going on. the mail-in voters favor whitman by a margin of 41% to 40%. run your campaign commercials early. election day voters favor brown by a margin of 42 to 39%. so why do we care? these seem to be insignificant. the mail-in voters are more motivated, more committed, know they're going to do it. too many things can happen on election day to keep somebody voting and who knows what happens and look, the more votes a candidate can get in advance, scoop them up, get them mailed in, know it's done, the better his or her chances. so it's something. >> okay. bottom line, how do you see this, the two-month mark, how do you see, where do you see us at
the finish line. >> got a coin? that's where we begin. this race is going to go down to the wire. in the end, the candidate who inspires the most, who gets the greatest turnout on the day of the vote, will probably carry it. remember, the day begins in less than two weeks. >> wow. i'm curious, you a mail-in voter or in the booth voter? >> i'm a traditionalist. i have to go down there, talk with all the people, see who's voting, the whole deal and get on my little tag there. >> i am -- i'm with you there. i like going, i like the experience of being in the voting booth and doing it that way turning it into an experience. >> just the smell of it all. >> thank you very much. i appreciate it. thanks for being here. reminder you can get larry's political insight on our website go to nbcbayarea.com and type in prop 0. coming up next on "today in the bay" grab your sun block and december dust off the lounge chair. your detailed weekend forecast
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again that's just right over the water. you can still have a great day at the aquatic park. over oakland and a little haze overall. another sunny day. if you lead to the as game, prepare and be hydrated for the afternoon. next shot, sunol, plenty of sunshine across the inland east bay areas and san jose, plenty of sunshine across san jose. that is downtown san jose there where it is sitting close to 60 degrees at about 57. temperatures at this hour are coming up, we do have some 40s for the north end of the bay rather clear in the north end of the bay. not much in the way of fog inland. we have it along the coast. a very thin later. not really going to go anywhere. the cooler air that's passing goes into the pacific northwest. this ridge that's been with us stays again. a bit of a sea breeze keeps the coast in the 60s and 70s. mostly 70s. bayside communities we're in the 80s and close to 90s in the warmer spots, close to 100 degrees. air quality is a spare the air day. we had one yesterday, one today,
across the chair valley. if you have upper respiratory problems such as asthma, near 90 for the start of the game for the as today. about mid 90s by the time we get into the afternoon. sun set at 7:00 p.m. look at san jose, 95, 85 in san francisco after reaching 91 yesterday. little bit of fog is going to take a little bit of the edge off, but not much. still rather warm. 95 through napa and concord, san ramon 90s as well. your seven-day forecast, tomorrow, the hottest day yet. so be prepared for that. keep yourself hydrated. cool off a little on tuesday but not much. not until wednesday the sea breeze gets stronger and thursday the fog returns and we cool off a bit more. tomorrow the hottest day and then after that, we're going to continue to cool off a bit more. >> it doesn't drop off like this time of year sometimes you get those 10 101 day and then 76. >> only at the beaches. >> thank you very much. thank you for making us part of your morning. the new york jets take on the
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