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talking toys. a bear area city considers restrictions for toys in kids meals. >> it's 5:00 in the morning and commuters are wearing shorts and t-shirts. it's another spare the air day. i'm christie smith and what you can do to help out. >> someone is stepping in on behalf of the two uc berkeley hikers jailed in iran. they could be released soon if all goes well. the details with traffic and weather today in the bay. >> per good monday morning and thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia cannon. >> i'm brent cannon and jennifer hill is taking a look at one the
hottest days of the summer, but it's fall. >> hopefully the last really hot day of fall. we have seen cooler morning temperatures. this is a look at the 8:00 a.m. forecast. 62 degrees in oakland and 59 degrees in san rafael. take a look at my 12:00 more cast. 84 in san rafael and in fairfield and nor n livermore. very hot expected today, but i will tell you about the cool down. i know you have been watching the bay bridge. >> i want to remind you to check the calendar. we are looking at this right in the middle of this shot for about seven minutes and as we get ready, they cleared it. no delays here. san mateo bridge and no delays here either. off of 880 and the watch will be crowded in about 20 minutes and the volume will increase. back to you. >> new this morning, a bay area city is talking about doing away
with toys in kids meals. the san francisco land use and economic committee will consider an ordinance today that would set nutritional standards for meals that come with toys. if the meal has too many calories or salt or sugar, the restaurant will not be able to give a toy with it. the restaurant industry opposes the plan. governor schwarzenegger is in santa clara talking about the climate law at the convention center. it will be about noon today. he is expected to talk about what california needs to do to stay ahead in efforts to be green. >> it will be another hot day. we aare talking about it and we are live in castro valley and we are in our short sleeves today, christie. >> good morning. this is a perk of working at 5:00 in the morning. the weather is perfect. people are heading to the bart station wearing shorts and
t-shirts. this is the third spare the air day in a row. the eighth one this year. often times this means that public transportation is free. that's not the case today. you are being asked to take public transportation if you can. carpool or work from home. what this means of course is that the air quality is not good. anything to stay out of your car as a solo driver would certainly help. also the heat was so intense this weekend that it knocked out power to about 30,000 customers in castro valley and hayward. this went on for about three hours. fortunately it happened around 6:40. pg&e reminding people if they want to avoid these things in the future, keep your blinds and windows closed so you trapped the cool air from the night before. reporting live in castro valley, christie smith today in the bay.
>> ice cream. thanks, christie. >> hope that the remaining cal grads might be freed. there report that is a delegation is expected to visit iran to pursue the release of shane bahher and josh fattal. a sultan played a key in the release of sarah shourd and is working to free the other two. the lawyer for the americans said he is not aware of the visit. san jose police are looking for answers after two men walked into the airport carrying assault rifallies and walked out without trouble. it happened on saturday. they walked into a terminal around 3:00 in the afternoon and started asking questions. no one called police or airport officials. the men were from livermore lab waiting for a traveller to arrive. police and department of energy are working out clearer protocol guidelines. under normal s, law enforce cemetery supposed to give notice
when sending armed personnel to the airport. a north bay firefighter is in the hospital after being electrocuted child fighting a wildfire. he touched an energized power line. he is still in the hospital this morning. firefighters contained the fire yesterday, but it destroyed a building and a few vehicles. highway one was shut down on saturday when the fire first broke out. no waiting time for the trial to determine if william ayers abused his young patients. it's rescheduled for january 10th. the attorney asked for the delay because he might be suffering for alz himer or dementia. the judge declared a mistrial when the jurors could not reach a verdict. >> a budget deal could be announced in a few days.
lawmakers work through the weekend and think a deal will come early this week. california has not had a budget for nearly 90 days. the tentative deal is set to include suspensions and the selling off of more than $1 billion of state buildings. it reportedly relies on an upswing in federal funding. decision 2010. same-sex marriage advocates take aim at republican candidates. equality california is targeting meg whitman and hopeful steve cooley. they say whitman and cooley are turning them back and end up spending millions in taxpayer money. both said they would defend proposition 8 if elected. they want them to change their stated pledge to defend prop 8 in court. they are supporting jerry brown
for governor. . >> with more than a month to the november election, the gubernatorial debate between jerry brown and meg whitman will be critical. tens of thousands of voters are at stake. whitman and brown are in a dead heat with 18% of voters undecided. analysts say whitman has been making her case to voters for several months now. brown just started his campaign and may have a bigger challenge, especially with younger voters. >> if you were born in the 70s or 80s, you have no knowledge of jerry brown as governor of california. no actual memory probably. >> analysts say brown has to reintroduce himself to voters and whitman's challenge is to moderate her views since the republican primary is to win over moderate voters. they will host a debate october 12th. tom brocaw will moderate and air live on nbc bay area and on our
website and is it starts at 6:30 in the evening. join us a little bit earlier than that for the latest local news and we will have predebate coverage as well. >> more and more californians seem to be getting on board with proposition 19. about 49% of people say they are inclined to vote yes. the field poll found 42% planning to vote against it within the poll's margin of error. a big change when the proposition was trailing by four points. the equalization may change the way people vote on proposition 19. they said legalizing marijuana could generate $1.4 billion in new tax revenues. now they are not sure what legalizing pot will bring. officials say it will take months or years to implement the systems needed for collecting marijuana taxes if it passes. they leave it up to local governments to tax and regulate
marijuana. the field poll lifted proposition 23 until california's unemployment rate drops. opponents outnumber supporters by 11 points. 45% to 34. that's about the same as the results from the field poll in july. when it comes to plans to allow legislatures to pass budgets with a simple majority vote, californians are in favor. proposition 25 is leading 46% to 30. however that's way down from the 45% lead it had in july. >> giants are off today, but key decisions may be made from management about the lineup. san francisco is a half game up in the nl west and six games left in the season. the final strooe-game series is against the padres. a cy young winner, tim lincecum is not in the rotation to play right now. he is slated to play earlier this week against the diamondbacks. the manager could decide to give him an extra day of rest and
have him ready for the padres. stanford cardinal making a jump in the national rankings. they are now number nine in the nation. that's big considering they were 16th coming into the weekend. stanford had an impressive road victory against notre dame. check out that guy, number 82. he is placing himself on an elite list. check it out. he is say two-way player meaning he plays offense and defense and scored on offense and defense within 13 seconds of one another. he got a reception and he is on defense. makes a score again. >> almost knocks over a special teams coach. time to check the forecast and jennifer knows it's going to be hot. >> no matter where you are, we did see relief along the area beaches and not so today. it will be cooler and not quite as hot as inland, but we are looking at beaches in at least the 80s.
we are starting off in the 60s and 50s. we are also unfortunately dealing with bad air quality. a spare the air day and the worst impacted areas will be the east bay and the southern valleys. we are looking at fairly bad air quality as well. if you are sensitive, not a good idea to be outside. it will be hot, hot, hot. along with the bad stagnant air. today will be the hottest of the week. if you have an excuse to take it easy, take it. it will be way too hot with the bad area. here's a look at the seven-day forecast. today's hot highs, 98 degrees. we start to cool down slowly and bite middle of the week, we will be in the upper 80s instead of the upper 90s. that's a nice change. >> not bad at all. it is 5:11 right now and you may remember lady gaga's costume at the vma. the maker has a new plan for the outfit. >> another car maker issues a recall. we will tell you about that
what were the facts? fact: march 7, 2000. brown asks voters for new mayoral power to appoint school board members. he gets it, and promises better schools. but the drop out rate increases...50%. the school budget goes into a 100 million dollar deficit. the schools become so bad...the state has to take them over. it was "largely a bust," he admitted. jerry brown. failure as governor. failure as mayor. failure we can't afford now.
a broken levee has people fleeing and helps of people are in shelters and a state of emergency has been declared. 300 people live near the broken levee along the river and take a look at the water there. it's not clear how many have evacuate and a main road is flooded. there no reports of residents actually being stranded. floodwaters are expected to continue rising for the next several days. an important recall to tell you about. hyundai is recalling nearly 140,000 so nata sedans for potential steering problems. there may not be beings or injuries yet, but it comes after the national highway safety commission looked into potential problems last month. the steering column and connections may have been improperly assemble and cause
drivers to lose the ability to properly steer. >> a new report said nearly half of all guns at cross state lines and were used in crimes were sold in just 10 states. california is one. the report is put together by 500 may ors who make up the group mayors against illegal guns. it accounts for 21,000 guns connected to crimes in other states. the bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms explosives said 43,000 guns used in crimes were sold as i mentioned in just 10 states. california and arizona are the only western states on that list. president obama wants to know what's on your blackberry. we talked about that. the u.s. would be in the same line as countries like saudi arabia, india and the united arab emirates. >> they're put pressure on blackberry makers to see what was going on.
add the u.s. to the list, the "new york times" said president obama is pushing for wire tab laws that would give the u.s. access to blackberry encrypted e-mail and messages sent on social networks like facebook. the times said the obama administration will push to create a law forcing tech companies to have a backdoor into the messages through which the government can look with a warrant. mr. obama's position on government wire taps has been perplexing. candidate obama called for an immediate end to the wire taps which were illegal at the time. then senator obama wanted the taps stopped after congress made them legal, but the justice department has been defending the same tapping cases saying the government should not have to turn over the records to the people who were illegally spite upon. that has been disappointing to the civil rights people and
particularly who backed then candidate obama that he has not followed through with the promises he made. michael douglas is back on the big screen and did it in a big way over the weekend. >> you wake up in the morning and she might be gone forever. >> 23 years after the first wall street, douglas's sequel money never sleeps is number one and brought in more than $19 million. number two was legend of the guardians that brought in $16 million. a group of boston bank robberies, it dropped to number three and brought in about $16,000. >> that's your movie review. the warriors will officially get new leadership. don nelson will step down. nelson is the nba winningest head coach with 1333 victories. he had a year remaining on the
contract, but the warriors are letting him go early. keith smart is expected to take over the coaching duties. the gold pride is making the bay area proud this morning. cal state hayward and the women took the professional title yesterday. a big win, 4-0 against philadelphia. a goal and two assists on the day from mvp, marta. she is that good. you can just call her marta. >> cancer drugs can be expensive and many of the new treatments cost nearly $100,000 a year and some of them topping that. the latest drug is provenj, the first therapy approved back in april. it costs $93,000 a year and on average, it can add about four monthsture vifr for men with incurable prostate cancer. unlike other drugs, they can keep using it. it's an all or nothing
treatment. it's a-time drug to train to fight prostate tombors. your medication can taste sweeter. nestle plans to invest hundreds of millions into the expansion of medical nutrition business. the company will be called nestle help science. that's good stuff. they hope to treat conditions like diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and alzheimer's. if they could stop making candy bars. operations are supposed to stop next year. >> diabetes, candy. regulate your sugar. let's move on to what's going on with the commute. >> a huge issue for berkeley. still going to be an issue for the folks traveling through the area. we had all traffic stopped for about five minutes. it started moving again. ashby avenue before you get to university. two lanes are blocked and chp is
on scene and they have someone in custody after they failed to yield. they tried to pull someone over on the lower deck and it turned into a pursuit down into berkeley itself. that's all the flashing lights and the reason for all the commotion. they should have those next two lanes open and as soon as they arrive on scene, opposite the commute is the issue. the direction is 18 minutes off of the bridge towards the toll plaza. look how nicely things arefullying. lower deck is not disturbed after the pursuit took off the bridge and into the city. no major issues right now. a clear view, but jennifer will let you know about the heat. it's sticky today. back to you. >> stay away. revenge is sweet and a little funny. days after getting kicked off sesame street, katy perry is taking a jab back.
our state has a huge deficit. meg whitman's plan will make it billions worse by eliminating the capital gains tax for wealthy investors, including herself. economists say her plan will "rip a hole in the budget" and is "deeply flawed". analysts for the l.a. times say whitman's plan is a "pure handout" to the rich creating a "huge risk" to schools and public safety. jerry brown's against this unfair giveaway because it will take billions from our children when we can least afford it. get california working again-for all of us. [ male announcer ] it's luxury with fire in its veins.
thankfully it will be the hottest day of the week and we will cool down. good news that we have cooler temperatures around. that's a look at the 8:00 a.m. forecast. the noon forecast is looking hot. some areas getting into the 90s like concord, livermore and fairfield. 84 degrees in san rafael. 83 degrees in santa cruise and 82 in san francisco.
a lot of sunshine forecast today and saginant air. we saw a bit of a sea breeze that won't happen quite as well. the city at 85 degrees and take a look at concord. 101 in fillmore and 103 degrees in fairfield. don't need heat like that, but this is ridiculous. the seven-day forecast shows that things are hot today. we are forecasting highs of 98 degrees. air quality is very bad. if you are at all sensitive it's a good idea to be indoors. keep the blinsd close and keep your house as cool as possible. into the lower 90s and on wednesday and thursday, we start to see more of a west flow coming our way as high pressure moves away and temperatures beginning to cool down to what we should be seeing this time of year and not so ridiculous. >> new developments in the elmo
gate. katy perry was a musical guest on "saturday night live." she wore a low cut elmo t-shirt in a skit mocking the video. they announced they wouldn't run the video duet because her dress was too revealing for preschoolers. in the sketch, perry gets revenge by playing a teen who goes through puberty. she is busting out of her t-shirt there. >> one of lady gaga's outfits will be around for future generations. you might remember the meat dress she wore in the mtv music awards. it is an argentina designer who is turning it into beef jerky. it's made of 50 pounds of steak. he doesn't plan on making a meat
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if you are not, police will be. a massive crack down is going on this week in a live report. it is a hot day. this will be the hottest day in the heat wave. take a look at the noon forecast. 94 in fairfield and nor n livermore and 93 in concord. this is at 12:00. 84 in san rafael and 83 in santa cruz. as the temperatures climb, forecasting highs above 100 degrees in the east bay. 99 degrees in gilroy. even along the area beaches, it will be a hot one. we will take a look at the nice seven-day forecast. >> good morning and thanks for joining us. >> let's get started with what's new. >> that's right. new this morning, representative jackie spear will number san bruno talking about the explosion and fire in san bruno. she will announce new legislation on federal pipeline safety. rule requires pipelines through
earthquake zones to have automatic or remotely operated shut off valves. right now they are manual. she will be in san bruno at 10:00 this morning. the explosion killed people and destroyed 37 homes. >> caltrain is launching a new campaign for rail safety month. they will see the signs in mountain view. they show an intervention hotline number and the transit agency plans to track the number of calls to see if it's effective. >> tables turn on teachers. it will look at the best ways to evaluate teacher performance. experts from education and the policy groups will help. they will help journalists perform better. the forum is from 1:30 until 4:30 on the uc berkeley campus. >> law enforcement cracks down hard in and around school zones.
bob redell is live outside adson elementary with what's behind the crack down. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, laura. police run operation safe passage a few times a year in santa clara. through friday they will be patrolling school zones like this here in palo alto. they will be at many other locations on the peninsula and in the south bay. officers will be strictly enforcing the traffic laws to do what it takes to get drivers to pay attention so there aren't more scenes like this one. accidents in which a child is hurt. police want to remind to you stop the school buses and slow down and stop at stop signs. yield to pedestrians and don't jay walk. make sure your kid is wearing a bike helmet. buckle up in cars, don't text and drive which of course is a major distraction for drivers. coming up in about 15 minutes, who and when is the most dangerous in school zones. reporting live here in palo
alto, today in the bay. >> thanks, bob. nobody is more interested in news than albert brown. he is the first man set to be executed in california in several years. brown's attorney filed an appeal after u.s. district judge jeremy fogle cleared the way for ex-cougs to resume. they changed the way lethal injections were administered. the death chamber has been rebuilt and they adopted new regulations. they have not been reviewed by a judge causing concern about the legality. brown is on death row for the rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl in riverside. he is scheduled to die wednesday. today a third suspect will number court in connection with the shooting of a police officer. francisco is a suspected gang member and charged with being an accessory in the attempted murder of officer todd young three weeks ago.
young was shot while he and another officer try to arrest andrew. he is still in the hospital after regaining consciousness a few days ago. >> a brazen attack in oakland. a mugging on the city streets and police are searching for the attackers. it happened yesterday along eighth avenue and international boulevard. the victim suffered a cut to the head and was taken to the hospital. police have not released a suspect description yet. >> get ready for a shake-up on the 49ers after yesterday's brutal loss to the chiefs. mike singletary is looking at changes and said it may not be just players, but staff as well. singletary was quick to add that the coordinator's job is safe. something has to happen. the niners are 0-3 on the season and lost yesterday, 31-10. now for the raiders, it was a tough night out. play by play ask they kept up with the cardinals. the final seconds of the game, the raiders marched down the
field and had a 32-yard field goal. he would have been the game winner, but he missed three field goals last night. on staff for the highest paid kicker in the nfl. jamarcus russell may be back on the field. he tweeted today is the day of the toughest week for me. no work out and forced to watch football with no team affiliation again. i'll be back. in case you didn't know, he picked up a life coach. the former star john lucas is reportedly helping russell work out. nbc begins a special series called education nation. it looks at what's working and what's not. today in the bay's michelle franzen is live in new york city with a look at a special 1 o one interview with president obama this morning that's going kick things off. michelle? >> reporter: exactly, brent. president obama from the white house will be sitting down with matt lauer on the today show to
discuss education from the top down. that's exactly what this education nation and the two-day summit is all about. it's bringing about the leading educators and the policy makers and teachers from students from around the country, bringing them together into one setting where they can converse and be part of a think tank and go through as you mentioned what works in the classroom. what is not working in the classroom. certainly american students are behind on the world stage when they come here to rockefeller plaza and as they have over the course of the last few days. they will be able to take part in an interactive sort of learning plaza here. different stations around that are set up around this plaza and what they have are some curriculums on display and some schools that are work willing where teacher guess through the stations and say i might be able to take this back and this tool
back to the class and they're able to interact with the policy makers here that may be able to take the teachers's ideas back to where they go and could change policy down the road. we will see exactly how this all comes together over the next few days and certainly the town hall teacher session went very well. teachers are invigorated as well as the educateors. they are ready on a nationwide sort of effort as well as right down to the local classrooms to make sure they can implement change as quickly as possible. brent? >> thanks a lot, michelle. interesting. i spoke with matt lauer the other day about that and previewed the entire thing. he said they are going to be able to take questions too. some have been committed, but you can e-mail them in and get them going and find that on our site. they try to bring them to the president to ask him questions.
>> 5:37 and questions might be asked about a pursuit off the bay bridge causing a crash. that's right. a pursuit taking place on the lower deck of the bridge. a big concern. restricted space there of course, but continued on through berkeley. we will show you the cameras. the headlights are westbound. the incident is eastbound with the tail lights. very clear here, but this is just past the scene of the accident. two lanes are blocked heading away towards university avenue. just before you get there, ashby is the exit before. that's where the accident occurred. two lanes are blocked as a result of the pursuit. the person involved was taken into custody and cruisers are on scene. we are waiting for the to truck. overall seeb not a problem and not the main commute direction. westbound is and that is moving shootingly despite the distraction. 18 to 19 minutes off of the bridge down towards that toll
plaza. a live look shows you there was back up, but that was clearing out and getting ready for the real back up at 6:30. the golden gate bridge. it's a clear view here. no major fog and no major cooling either. things are warm today. >> hot today, if you will. the hottest day of the week, the hottest day of the heat wave. temperatures are in the 50s and 60s right now. by the time it's the afternoon hours, some of us will be seeing temperatures above 100 degrees. here's a look at the morning headlines. nice this morning and air quality is very bad and this afternoon it will be a very hot day. that's a look at the air quality numbers. red meaning unhealthy air through the southern valleys and back out towards the west. we have fairly unhealthy air and not much of a sea breeze. not really the case today. inland areas above 100 degrees. air quality is bad and a good day to take it easy. all the cool air in the house,
make sure to shut the blinds to make sure your house stays cool. a look at the seven-day forecast shows that today is the hottest day of the week. we are slowly going to cool down into the mid- to lower 80s. a slow cool down on the way, guys. >> thanks a lot, jennifer. >> bp leaders on capitol hill today answering questions about the gulf oil spill. >> disturbing new numbers about the state of higher education in the united states. how the bay area is faring coming up in a live report. >> keeping your kids safe as they head off to school. where there is going to be increased police patrols this week.
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fall temperatures and it will feel like summer. how hot it will get? we will check in with jennifer hill. >> stunning revelations about higher education. the u.s. was once a world leader and a new study finds the number of young adults holding degrees is falling and america ranks behind several other countries. today in the bay's kristin dahlgren has a look at how the bay area fares. kristin? >> good morning, brent. we got an e-mail from the white house as the president announced a plan to recruit 10,000 engineering and math teachers over the next two years. clearly the white house really putting a focus on education. the president sits down with matt lauer this morning. it will be interesting to hear how he answers questions. he's the that set the goal of 60% of americans graduating from college by the year 2025. this new report from the lumina found as i for education said it
falls fall short. 37.9% of americans graduate from college. the foundation said the current rate will only be up to 46.6% of americans holding an advanced degree. the u.s. has to increase the number of degrees they are handing out by 278,000 each year, every year between 2025 to reach the goal. when you look at california, it's right around the national average. 38.6% of adults in california have at least a two-year degree. the bay area faring better. san francisco county at 61.2%. a rare, rare county that is over the 60% goal. down in santa clara it's 51 o 54.2% and the other bay area counties somewhere under that. a lot of them far short of the 60% goal that the president set by 2025. a lot of talk about education
this week on nbc and it will be interesting to see what the president has to say this morning. back to you. >> interesting numbers. good morning and thanks for joining us. >> it is 5:44 right now and nato helicopters based in afghanistan carried out at least two air strikes that killed more than 30 militants. they attacked a post near the border. nato said the strikes were in self defense. here in the bay area, tonight oakland mayoral candidates go head to head at another forum. the temp will host the event at the chapel in oakland. the forum is free and open to the public. topics are up for discussion including affordable housing, job creation and economic development. >> a reminder to be cautious and safe as you drive through school zone this is morning. police will be cracking down and today in the bay's bob redell is
live in palo alto with a look at what police will be looking for. bob? >> reporter: police call this operation safe passage. it's an effort to make school zones like this here in palo alto more safe for pedestrians, particularly for kids. that's important when you consider this. nationwide, almost one in six drivers in the school zone is distracted. in effect, behaving like a drunk driver. this from a group called safe kids usa, a group that promotes tuesday safety. who is more likely to drive distracted? a school zone? this organization found that those people are women and driver who is don't wear seatbelts. they are already engaging in one risky behavior and they are more likely to engage in another. the most dangerous time in school zones will be in a couple
of hour when is people are rushing to get little ones off to class. afternoons according to the research. coming up, we will you about the bad behaviors i'm sure you are familiar with. a reminder that police will be on the look out starting today through friday as part of operation safe passage. bob redell here in palo alto, today in the bay. always be in theschool zones. we are looking over here and the chp and someone has a failed to yield to the officers on a lower deck and pursuit continues at high rates of speed. up through berkeley a crash result and that's at ashby avenue. it sounds like the to truck cleared the vehicle, but flairs are blocking the lanes.
no major slowing for a major extent and clear by the time you get to university. westbound into the area, things are moving smoothly. coming off of the bridge. the berkeley curve 18 and 19 minutes. the accident we are following and clairs in place. further south, we are looking at 880 with a nice easy drive here. northbound with the tail lights past the coliseum and southbound heading down towards the san mateo bridge. no problems as far as fog goes. at the coliseum, we have a bart station. i encourage people to use transit. it's a spare the air day. >> it's hot and we have bad air quality on top of all of this. the good news is this will be the hottest day of the week. looking at the forecast reaching 101 in concord and 101 in livermore and 98 in san jose and 98 in gilroy. 90 in santa cruz. area beaches will be hot.
a look at the seven-day forecast that continues. 98 degrees today and 93 for tomorrow. we are going to cool down. because today is a hot day, i want to remind people that you have to take it easy. with the inland areas up to above 100, it's hard to breathe. you bring in the bad air quality as well. especially if you have asthma or are sensitive, you don't top the do anything vigorous. we have cooled down. temperatures starting in the 50s and the 60s. 64 degrees in san mateo and 55 in senta rosa. 65 in san jose and 60 in livermore and 53 right now in gilmore and 63 in concord. talking about the bad air quality. the red on the map means it's unhealing we a lot of particulates in the atmosphere that makes it hard to breathe deeply. yesterday we did see a nice onshore flow that helped to keep air quality good. very stagnant air is in the
forecast. a look at the 4:00 temperatures. we want to remind you how hot it will be. 101 in concord and 103 in fairfield. mid 80s for the city today. 90 in santa cruz and 98 in santa rosa. the seven-day forecast shows the day as a hot day. 98 degrees as we start off. 93 for tomorrow. we are looking for it to cool down to the 80 oz wednesday and thursday we will be cooling down especially on the coast where we get the sea breeze coming back in and that will help clear the air out a bit. a hot day in the forecast, but it is short-lived, guys. >> thanks a lot, jennifer. a california budget deal could be announced in the next few days. lawmakers work through the weekend and they think a deal will come early this week. california has not had a budget in nearly 90 days. the tentative deal is said to include the suspension of tax breaks that evaporate even taken effect and the selling of more
than $1 billion worth of state buildings. it reportedly relies on an upswing in federal funding. >> we now know what is giving swimmers and waders a nasty rich. bubble snails. to be more specific, a parasite carried by the snails. there a lot of them off of crown memorial state beach. it causes swimmer's itch similar to poison oak. no one knows how the japanese snals arrived in the bay, but they could have come in the hulls of ships or accidentally introduced to the bay by oyster farmers. >> interesting. a short time ago, southwest airlines bought air tran, a small airline based out of florida. this is the old value jet. >> it reorganized and changed its name after the horrific crash in 1992. southwest reportedly paid $1.5 billion or slightly de lly lesse
airline. hartsfield is the nation's busiest city that southwest doesn't serve. what is curious is southwest only flies boeing 737s and the fleet is the smaller 717. wall street loves mergers and acquisitions. they call it futures call for a higher opening and on the verge of closing in september. with it one of the best hmongs we have seen in years. >> pretty amazing. thank you very much. 5:52 and we are talking about the rising temperatures. another spare the air day today. christie smith is live at the castro valley bart station. thank you. rep respect good morning to you. a lot of commuters are dressed like it's a hot summer day. it's just about 6:00 in the morning. another hot 1 o tap. this is now the eighth spare the air day this year.
third in a row meaning air quality is very bad. often times spare the air means a free ride on public transportation. you need a bus pass or a bart ticket. commuters being urged to take public transportation even though it's not free. carpool or bike or work from home. anything to avoid driving alone. lots of t-shirts, shorts, sandals and talk about the heat. >> we have the fan on this morning and shut the blinds and everything to keep the heat out during the day. >> that's exactly what pg&e is saying to do this weekend. it was so hot, about 30,000 pg&e customers lost power around castro valley and hayward because of heat-related equipment failure. this went on for three hours and fortunately it was early evening and the sun was going down. it looks like the talk we had about the long cold summer,
that's over. live in castro valley, today in the bay. >> could the deep water oil rig explosion have been prevent and did the government respond quickly enough? those are questions before the commission on the oil spill and offshore drilling this morning. a two-day hearing will examine the response to the spill and the environmental impact and the reforming rules for offshore drilling. the epa administrator and the secretary ken salazar are among the witnesses. president obama signed an executive order creating the commission in may. >> lawmakers in the capital spend the weekend debates over what you pay in taxes. the tax cuts implemented by president bush which expired in december. democrats want to extend them for individuals who earn up to $200,000. republicans want them extended for everyone. the vote may not come before the mid-term elections.
>> we leave and adjourn for elections without preventing the tax increases on the american people, it will be the most irresponsible thing i have seen since i have been in washington, d.c. i have been here a while. the white house is still promising to extend middle class tax cuts whether before or after the election. a variety of experts look at ways to improve and change education. a public forum will look at the best ways to evaluate teacher performance. experts from the media and policy groups give their take on the best procedures. that is meant to help journalists report on student testing and school performance. today's forum will be from 1:30 to 4:30 on the campus. >> it will be warm no matter where you are. let's check in with jennifer. >> cooling yesterday along the area beaches. today we will see a stronger offshore flow and that's going
it allow area beaches to get hot as well. talking about bad air quality, take it easy if you are sensitive to bad particulates and hitting the east bay and southern valleys. this afternoon we are looking at triple-digits. temperatures have been nice and cool in the morning starting in the 50s and 60s. at 12:00 already, places like fairfield, livermore and concord will be in the 90s. 80 degrees in fremont and 90 in san jose and the 80 no, sir san francisco. up to 89 again at 12:00. right at the lunch hour in santa rosa. plenty of sun in the forecast and that means a lot of heat in the forecast. nice thing is it will be the hottest day of the week. we are slowly going to cool down so this short lived heat wave will be coming to an end by wednesday. >> thanks a lot, jennifer. >> the supreme court may take on
a case that made headlines worldwide. some say the u.s. broke a promise. >> president obama will spend a half hour 1 o on one with matt lauer talking about education and we will have a preview coming up. >> police are making an extra effort to keep your kids save n school zones today. we will see how they are doing it in a live report. >> a live look with a nice looking shot of the bay bridge. it will be a hot 1 and maybe a spot near the water will be the coolest. [ lisping ] i lost my front tooth the other day,