tv Today in the Bay NBC June 26, 2011 7:00am-8:00am PDT
good morning. coming up, police make arrests in a shooting that happened in a busy area near the annual pride celebration. and a tragic scene at a bay area nursing home after an elderly driver plows into the building. plus the latest into the probe of the deadly amtrak train crash. do investigators believe this was suicide? this is "today in the bay." good sunday morning to you and looking live across the bay there, it looks like a glorious start to the day.
it is going to be a little cooler than we're used to and we have some raindrops in the forecast as we look past the weekend. thanks for joining us on this sunday morning, i'm kris sanchez. let's get a look at the forecast with nick o'kelly. >> good morning, bay area. this is meteorologist nick o'kelly. warmer temperatures inland today after the morning clouds. the clouds will be pretty thick along the coast. for half moon bay down to santa cruz, partial afternoon clearing. high in the low to mid-60s, maybe a touch warmer than yesterday. mid-80s for concord and napa, bodega bay, afternoon sunshine with highs near 61. some interesting things in the extended forecast. here's how it breaks down. clouds moving back in tonight and for tomorrow morning. tuesday mostly the same with increasing clouds, a chance for showers and thunderstorms on wednesday. in other news this morning, fremont police say they found a gruesome discovery in alameda creek. the body of a man was found
saturday along the creek in an area not far from interstate 880. the alameda county coroner's office has yet to release the identity of that man. fremont police detectives believe the body may be that of a missing fremont man. this morning san francisco police are making headway investigating a daring daytime shooting near the annual pride celebration. an 18-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy are under arrest on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and they face gang charges as well. five people were shot just after 6:00 yesterday evening near 7th and market streets, a few blocks away from the pride celebrations. four of the victims were innocent bystanders but they believe the fifth victim was the intended target of the shooter. none of the injuries were life threatening. it does not appear to be related to pride festivities. witnesses describe what the frantic scene was like. >> i was getting ready to take photographs of the pride events going on. all of a sudden i heard this
pop, pop, pop, pop. i thought it was fireworks and then i realized that it was gunshots because there was this rush of people that just came towards me. >> the shootings are not expected to affect today's pride parade. that gets started at 10:30 this morning at market at beall and ends at market and 8th street in downtown san francisco. organizers expect about a million people to turn out. meantime today's pride parade in new york could turn into quite a celebration after gay marriage was legalized there friday. this is video of celebrations in manhattan just after that bill was passed. parade organizers expect a half million people to take part in the march through new york city. same-sex couples, by the way, can start to marry in 30 years. police say the 90-year-old woman who crashed her car into a nursing home mistook the brake for the gas pedal. an 89-year-old woman who lived at the nursing home was killed and six others were injured. the driver at the facility was
at the facility saturday morning to visit a relative when she crashed through the building where patients were getting ready to exercise. employees tell nbc bay area that patients in the room are part of the dementia and alzheimer's unit. they say workers quickly calmed the residents down and put them back into their normal routine. >> we put on some music, put on some things familiar to them because we wanted them to know there is still the routine. >> the coroner's office just released the name of the victim. esther bocanegra. to the amtrak accident in nevada where federal investigators say they know now six people died in the crash but they believe they could find more victims in the wreckage of the train cars. the search is slow because the train cars are unstable. the train was on its way to emeryville from chicago. investigators say they found skid marks on the road indicating that the truck driver tried to stop before the crash.
survivors say the experience was sheer terror. >> the first thought going through my head was, oh, my gosh, i don't know what happened, we're going to burn to death. i picked my baby up and booked it to the back of the car and tried to get to the back of the train as fast as i could. >> good 200 passengers and 14 crew members were on board at the time of the crash. federal investigators are now trying to figure out why the truck driver somehow ignored the closed signal arms and flashing lights at that crossing. >> our mission is here to understand not just what happened but why it happened and recommend changes to prevent it from happening again. >> authorities say they will be looking into the driving and medical records of that truck driver and also an autopsy could reveal whether alcohol or drugs were factors. if pg&e didn't find faulty welds in its pipelines, it could be because the inspection method was designed to catch corrosion instead. that's what they found in records dating back to 1963.
also a pattern of defective welds along the length of line 109 which snakes up the peninsula from milpitas to san francisco, that line also runs alongside the san bruno pipeline which ruptured along a shoddy weld last september killing eight andin sin rating an entire neighborhood. despite knowing about the failures, pg&e stuck with an inspection method designed to check for corrosion and not poor welds. pg&e says it is actively addressing the problems and plans to replace much of line 109 by 2014. we still have more ahead for you. in two minutes we'll show you who's leading the republican presidential field. new poll numbers might surprise you. we've had people taking pictures of it. one girl came in and hugged it. >> how much do you love your soda? ook attake a l high-teckh dahiewso m achane gh-tecdaso thiacne that could be the wave of the future. [ carrie ] i remember my very t rst year as a teacher,
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taking a live look at the golden gate bridge there. a little bit of a gray start, but it should be a nice pleasant day for all the pride festivities or whatever planned on this sunday. the first lady's week-long trip to africa had an appropriately wild ending. michelle obama and her two daughters wrapped up the trip with a safari at a game reserve in botswana. the three obamas also met earlier in the week with nelson mandela. prior to this visit some south african leaders had criticized president obama for not paying enough to tension to the region, they said. but the first lady's trip is aimed at advancing the president's policies of promoting stable government and healthy societies and reaching out to young women all around africa. botswana's first woman speaker of the assembly said she hopes the first lady's visit will inspire other women. >> we just felt that it's possible, it's possible to realize your dream. >> she also addressed the aids crisis speaking in capetown
about the importance of education and prevention and she also met with children who are hiv positive in botswana. a new poll shows who leads the republican presidential field and the main newspaper in des moines, iowa, say voters would choose mitt romney above all other gop presidential hopefuls. 23% of people surveyed picked him, but 22% picked her, minnesota congresswoman michele bachmann, a close second. perhaps the most surprising part of this poll, though, is that all other candidates posted single-digit returns. we'll talk politics with larry gerston a little later in the newscast. fast food restaurants are using technology developed for hospitals to give consumers exactly what they want when it comes to soft drinks. nbc's tom duhane reports from sacramento on some sue soda dispensers. >> it's the freestyle, a surprisingly small dispenser developed by coca-cola offering a big selection. 125 flavors.
>> i was wowed. i was wowed. >> it's been inside this burger king restaurant in the green haven area now for two months. the manager says -- >> it's been awesome. people love it. >> reporter: he says it takes one time for people to get used to it. the screen guides you through the unusual flavors. >> i didn't know they had all these different combinations so i just put them all into one cup and tried it out. >> reporter: inside the secret is a cartridge of concentrated liquid flavors and a computer which reorders and tracks the flavor preferences. this remarkable machine is the outgrowth of medical technology. similar systems were used to analyze and dispense precise amounts of chemotherapy for cancer patients and medicines for dialysis patients. and this small tower of flavor already has fans. >> we've had people taking pictures of it. one girl came in and hugged it so it's been a really good reaction there. >> tom tells us you might see
some of those machines at some of the pizza hut restaurants around the area and at those burger king restaurants in sacramento, elk grove and stockton. stanford's lucille packard children's hospital is celebrating 20 years of caring for kids. the hospital opened in 1991 to children and expectant mothers as well. now, today the hospital is throwing itself a party. the public is invited free of charge. there will be more than 75 booths featuring everything from green technology and games to food as well. and we have more ahead for you on "today in the bay." still to come, it is summertime, but yff t m old putting the skis and snowboards away. we'll explain why. [ jerry ] look at this!
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this is meteorologist nick o'kelly. we're talking about strong onshore wind flow like we've seen the last couple of days. so today clouds are going to be thick in spots through the morning hours and only partial clearing out towards the coast. readings a few degrees below the average but all in all a very summer-like weather pattern for us with the morning clouds and afternoon sun the next couple of days, but there are some changes and big changes for the middle part of this coming week. we've got a weather system that's kind of unusual for june. that will be passing through the area tuesday into wednesday. talking rain, maybe even a couple of isolated thundershowers. here's how the pattern breaks down for us. high pressure is still in control, very typical for this time of year. what's not typical is that area of low pressure off the aleutian islands of alaska. it's going to take its time, but eventually that big mass of clouds will move over northern california and the brunt of the moisture is heading towards oregon and washington. i think there is a pretty decent chance we're talking about some rain, maybe even a couple of
isolated thunderstorms for the middle part of the week for the bay area, something that we'll definitely watch. in the meantime very typical summer-like pattern, morning clouds, afternoon sunshine. readings maybe a couple of degrees warmer into today and tomorrow and then we'll start the cooldown tuesday and certainly into wednesday as well. forecasted temperatures, well, we're starting off in the 50s, but we're heading for lows into the low 80s for most of the santa clara valley. high 70s around the bay in mountain view. santa cruz getting into the mid-60s. 83 dublin, 84 livermore. 66 is all you can manage in pacifica. maybe slightly warmer in san francisco. and then we see 80s into the delta and the east bay. 85 fairfield, 83 napa, upper 70s to lower 80s and we'll see readings reaching into the lower 80s for santa rosa as well. quick peek at the extended forecast, we're going to see that big cooldown with a chance
of rain into wednesday. minot, north dakota, is seeing its longest day. evacuations continue and now more than 11,000 people are moved out of their homes but all of this is tempered by word that the swollen souris river will crest two feet lower than last night. >> reporter: the souris river is still climbing to levels never before seen, already breaking a record set in the 1880s. with much of minot under water, all eyes remain fixed on the broadway bridge, the last main artery thinking the two sides of the city. if it goes under, minot will be cut in half. new forecasts put the crest two feet lower than expected, but the city remains on edge. >> tonight and the next several days are going to be critical. we'll be at the highest level of risk. >> reporter: across town bulldozers ripped down another bridge, this one in danger of being swept away by the rushing
water. it swamped 4,000 homes and businesses so far and boats are the only way into most neighborhoods. dean anderson's job is to rescue those still trapped in their homes, but like so many helping here, his own house is underwater. >> our first call happened to be in the neighborhood where i live, and i did have the opportunity to see my home and that was good to see it and i'm not alone. there's several thousand other homeowners that are dealing with the same thing that i'm dealing with. >> reporter: even the head of the local red cross is homeless, with a quarter of the town forced to evacuate. >> when i looked at my house, it was about nine feet under water, so it's right to the top. >> reporter: volunteers from as far away as california are scrambling to set up shelters for 12,000 people. it could be weeks before it's safe for them to go back and almost none have flood insurance to help them rebuild. >> they are referring to it as a
500-year event, something absolutely off the charts, something that you would never plan for. >> and that was janel klein reporting in north dakota. but there are flooding worries in northwestern missouri as well. the surging missouri river broke through four key levees. emergency management leaders say more than 400 homes are already under water and another 800 homes are in danger of being flooded. at least 40 state roads are now closed. the army is dropping sandbags by water treatment plant in an effort to hold back the water there. 2011 could go down in history as the ski season that never ended. believe it or not, you can celebrate fourth of july on the slopes at mammoth where there is still a 55-foot base. this is video from this weekend where folks got a choice between skiing or biking down the mountain. in tahoe, squaw, sugar bowl and alpine meadows all plan to be open for the fourth of july as well. that's my kind of skiing. much more ahead on "today in the bay."
well, the giants are back at it today against the cleveland indians. before yesterday's game the team announced pitcher jonathan sanchez is being put on the disabled list. tuesday barry zito will start. yesterday the giants scored the only run in the game beating the indians 1-0. nate got the hit and they are once again back at it this afternoon at at&t park at 5:05. yesterday trevor cahill pitched the a's to a 4-1 win
over philly. top of the third, a home run. then the game tied at 1, bottom of the 9th, phillies with runners on first and second and the tying run at the plate. the double play gets the win. the a's play the phillies again this afternoon. and to the racetrack. drivers in the toyota savemart 350 got their final practice runs yesterday with a few of the nascar spring cup drivers getting more time on the road course as they compete understand k & n pro series race. 41 cars will compete for today's $5.5 million purse. >> it takes a few lapse for us to get the tires hooked up and going. about a few lapse we get and the tires start to fall off. but it felt pretty good in practice so we'll see if we can make the best if the. >> i think we've definitely got a chance. the car is really fast. it's probably the best i've ever been here. but it's never really been one
of my best racetracks. coming in i thought i had a better chance at dover or loudoun or a place like that but i feel pretty good about it. there's so much luck that goes into it and strategy and just putting yourself into the right position. and to the beautiful game now and it turned ugly for the usa. up 2-0 in the first half, the goal that put the game away. santos curls it in. mexico wins 4-2, claims the 2011 gold cup. second year in a row. and there's early indication that summer vacation travel isn't going as well as expected and you can probably guess why. chris clackum explains. >> reporter: aaa just predicted there will be about a million fewer people on the highway this july 4th than last year. it's blamed directly on gas prices that are about $1 a
gallon higher. this also means travel all summer could suffer, unless vacationers adapt. >> so my favorite rule of thumb is for a vacation ideally, it is money that you have available in cash. >> reporter: and loading that cash into a card can keep ou on budget. >> you put the money on a card and as you're going on vacation, that's it. it's like a digital envelope system. the old-fashioned system of making sure you only spend the cash that you have. >> reporter: research from american express also shows vacationers forced into becoming better planners this year. >> for a large percentage of people taking vacation, they have actually cut back on other things in their life to be able to afford a vacation. >> reporter: another survey shows staycations might be more attractive. >> the local beaches, the state parks, the close family vacations versus the further away destinations because there's clearly a psychological impact when you go to the gas station and fill up your gas
tank and it's $100 plus. >> reporter: so some people expect to go to great lengths for that vacation this year, but just not traveling as far. chris clackum, nbc news. >> here in the bay, you don't have to go very far for some summer fun. what could be better than listening to live music. today is alice radio's summerthing in golden gate park and it's free. parachu parachute, one republic and andrew allen are taking part. the fun starts at noon. we have much more ahead. still to come, a sases. we'll show you what went wrong. plus we'll have the latest on the shooting in san francisco that happened during pride events.
this is meteorologist nick o'kelly. still looking at a beautiful day after the morning clouds. for some of us along the coast, clouds will be very slow to clear, so cool at the coast, beautiful inland with highs just about the same as what we saw yesterday. forecast temperatures are going to take a bit of a dip after monday. clouds on the way. showers, maybe even a couple of isolated thunderstorms on wednesday. this morning two teenagers are under arrest in what police are calling a gang-related shooting. it happened near san francisco's annual pride celebration yesterday. police say the 18-year-old man and 16-year-old boy they have in custody face charges of assault with a deadly weapon and gang charges was well. five people were shot just after 6:00 near 7th and market streets blocks away from the pride event at the civic center. four were innocent by standers but police say the fifth victim is believed to be the target. none of the injuries are life-threatening. the shooting does not appear to be related to pride festivities. witnesses described what the
frantic scene was like. >> i was getting ready to take some photographs of the pride events that were going on. all of a sudden, i heard this pop, pop, pop, pop. and i thought it was fireworks. and then i realized that it was gunshots because there was this rush of people that just came towards me. >> the shootings are not expected to affect today's pride parade and that gets started at 10:30 this morning at market street and beale and ends at market and 8th street in downtown san francisco. the event is expected to attract about a million people. investigators continue to look to the cause of the tragic crash at a nursing home in san jose yesterday. a 90-year-old woman crashed the car she was driving into the san jose nursing home killing 89-year-old esther bocanegra who lived at that center. six others were also injured. the elderly woman driving the car apparently mistook the gas pedal for the brake. the woman was at the facility saturday morning visiting a relative. she crashed through the building where patients were getting ready to exercise. among the injured, a member of
the nursing home staff as well. employees say the patients are part of the dementia and alzheimer's units. they quickly calmed the residents down and put them back into their normal routine. the coroner's office again just released the name of the victim, esther bocanegra. a teenager remains in serious condition after a tunnel he and a friend were digging in the sand at a watsonville beach collapsed on him of him. the teenager was part of a church group's visit yesterday. he was not breathing when they pulled him from the sand. he was under the sand about 15 minutes. the hole the teenager and another teenager were digging was with six feet deep. u.s. military intelligence is shifting in afghanistan and making hunting the taliban and al qaeda the top priority and tracking afghan culture and strengthening the kabul government is becoming less important. that's according to three
leaders in afghanistan who spoke anonymously. they say targeting rebel leaders and their support leaders is seen as an important part of the u.s. exit strategy. the thinking behind that is taliban leaders will be more ready for a deal if they feel personally threatened. meanwhile, suspected taliban militants stormed a police station in northwestern pakistan, killing at least five policemen there. at least three militants attacked the station yesterday. the local police chief said that the attackers shot automatic weapons and threw grenades. attacks from militants have increased since the killing of osama bin laden. and two suicide blasts killed at least 35 people in afghanistan. the first happened when a suicide bomber blew up his suv with explosives outside a small medical clinic yesterday in eastern afghanistan. there at least 25 people died. then a separate suicide blast caused by a bicycle rig with explosives in northern afghanistan killed at least ten people there. the search is on for a man who robbed a bank in santa cruz.
police say the man went into the bank just after 1:00 friday afternoon. he approached a teller, demanded money, bend around the corner and started to hit a chair with a bag that sounded like a hard object inside. the teller gave the man the money and he fled the scene. no one was hurt. the man is white or hispanic between 50 and 66 years old. 5'6" tall and about 190 pounds. he was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt with "new york university united states in white lettering, and a camouflage hat with glasses. this afternoon the mother of a university of new mexico football player arrested for not immediately pulling up his baggy pants while boarding a flight will protest what she says is the mistreatment of her son. she will be joined by san francisco's naacp. donna doyle will be in support of her son. they believe the punishment does
not fit the crime. the protest begins at 3:00 this afternoon in front of jones methodist church at 1975 post street in san francisco. well, the air quality management district and the "mercury news" will help drivers peel off those yellow clean air stickers from hybrid vehicles. beginning july 1st, cars with those stickers will no longer have the chance to go through car pool lanes unless they are actually car pooling. it was a nice perk while it lasted. much more ahead on "today in the bay." still to come, we'll look at the business week ahead, including car sales numbers for june. and we'll take you live to the alameda county fair for a look at some of the more unique attractions that you may see this year. and looking live at san francisco this morning, a bit of a cool star, but it is going to warm up later on this afternoon and then a cooldown a little
and looking live at san rafael this morning, you can see the haze there hanging in the distance. a little gray all around the bay. but nice later on. cnbc's sue grara has a look at the upcoming week in the world of business. >> reporter: this week brings the end of the month and the end of the second quarter on wall street and a lot of economists, including ben bernanke, expect economic growth to rise in the second half of the year. we'll see. the end of june also brings the end of the fed's latest bond-buying stimulus plan to boost the economy. it is known as quantitative easing 2 and pumped $600 billion into the u.s. financial system.
it will be a big week in greece. the greek parliament votes to approve a program of tax hikes, service cuts and the sale of state-owned assets, even a rise in the retirement age in order to prove to lenders and its european neighbors that it is able to pay back its bailout loans. more quarterly earnings reports come out this week. look for strong profits from general mills, sneaker giant nike and darden restaurants, owner of olive garden and red lobster. ford has already said sales this month are running ahead of may's figures, but economists do not expect to see much good news in the struggling housing market this week when may's pending home sales and home prices data are released. hewlett-packard is the latest company to take on apple's ipad when it puts its new touch pad tablet computer up for sale. i'm sue herera, get all your business news on cnbc. >> you can also get your
business news before the market opens weekdays on "today in the bay" which starts at 4:30 morning. we still have more ahead for you on "today in the bay." edging towards a resolution, the first signs that we may soon have a state budget. we'll talk about political analyst larry gerson. good morning, there's lots to do "today in the bay." we've been talking about the san francisco pride festival. it's the 45th year of this iconic event and there are over 200 floats expected in the parade. the sf pride official closing party is slated for the regency ballroom tonight. it's $65 but that's a bargain because the headliner for this event is taylor dane. taylor dane, diva. and from the pride festival to pride in your car, classic cars in old town pinole. the 20th cruising in the sun classic car show is from 8:00 through 5:00 today. if you're looking for anemic imports, sorry folks, entrants are only all american made and
from 1975 or older. that's real steel. look at these beauties from past shows and get there early. you can catch breakfast at the senior center, there's a play ground for the kids and live music for auchlt the show is free and hosted by the northern california cruiser classic club. of course the alit rags association i'm sure meets close thereafter. and from showing off your ride to riding while you show it off, the palo alto concourse has opened up. beautiful sand hills on the peninsula. this hallmark charity event features signature vintage and collectible cars like you're seeing here. collectible, really? oh, my goodness, a collection means you have more than one probably, so that's great. i can't even afford one. for 25 bucks i can just pretend. just to paraphrase that license plate holder, my other car is a maserati, that's what we dot'r n oierth o what's goi on od"tn y the bay." you have yourself a great one.
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well, it may not seem obvious, but we could be seeing first signs of a resolution in the state budget. nbc bay area political analyst larry gerston is here with how close we have to look. given the fact there was a quick passage and a quick veto, how can you be optimistic? i know you're a superpositive person but even for you this seems a stretch. >> it's hard to be superpositive with it comes to the legislature and the governor, but there are two very important principles guiding everything at this point, kris, just surrounding the entire process. one, political philosophy. two, budget math. now, philosophically the democrats want to save education and those tattered programs. republicans don't want to go along with tax increases what so
ever. the math, that's the secondish you. but what began as a $14 billion hole after they cut, what, 11, $12 billion from the budget has become a $7 billion hole thanks to greater-than-expected revenue for the first six months of that year. so you put that together and it's a problem still. it's not as big a problem as it was. >> okay. but we do have a $7 billion gap. and how are we going to come around to closing that? >> got a couple of bucks? >> i'm surprised it hasn't come to that. >> look, that very unbalanced budget, okay, that the legislature passed a couple of days ago had a couple of interesting wrinkles that a lot of people didn't see. it included $900 million in a one-fourth cent tax increase. $300 million from a $12 bump for everybody's auto registration. that comes to $1.2 billion. so now we go to $5.8 billion.
you know what, it begins to look a little manageable. >> so we've seen the back and forth, back and forth, so what happens next? july 1st is friday. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. look, look, passing the budget is an ugly process in the best of circumstances for those very two reason that say we talked about earlier, no question about it. but there are some possibilities here that are hanging out there that may bring this thing together. we talked about eliminating the redevelopment agencies. that's still on the table. that's $2 billion. $2 billion out of the 5.8. we're talking about perhaps a couple of other details that might go along, maybe that get the public vote to happen, the republicans would get something like pension reform. we put that together and maybe you've got a couple of tax increases for a shorter period of time. plus, let's remember revenues have been coming in at a faster-than-expected rate. there's no reason to believe, it's the optimist in me again, of course, they won't continue to come in at a higher rate and
that will close the gap even more. it's not easy, it's not easy, but we're beginning to think that it's doable. >> okay. by friday, though? that's the constitutional deadline. >> that's right. that's the constitutional deadline. of course they have only met that twice in the last 25 years. not a good track record here, we go that. probably like friday because of that proposition 25, right, that's the big thing there. because it's hanging over their head. these guys are losing $400 a day. they'd like to get paid. >> all right. so will this end our budget problems once we have the budget or is it we have a budget and then it's on to the next one? >> and that's the sad part of this whole story. you'd think that they'd learn a lesson year after year after year. no, it does not. it only solves it temporarily. there's no question about long term we still have a problem. we've got this $20 billion structural hole year after year after year that we can't keep kicking the can down the road as the governor said to solve. long term we've got to collect more revenues. long term that means tapping
sources that haven't been tapped before. creating a system that provides a more reliable collection process. kris, if we lose sight of this big problem, come next january, we're going to be right back in these two chairs talking about another $20 billion hole and looking for a way to solve it, patching it together in ways that really don't make sense. long term we still have to solve it. >> you can get more of larry's political perspectives any time, nbcbayarea.com. prop zero is his blog and it's a goody. thank you, larry. we have an all new "meet the press" coming up at 9:00. here's scott mcgrew with what's in store. >> reporter: coming up on "press here" in just a bit we are going to talk with the go pro founder. he made a tiny video camera that can capture just about anything and we're going to talk about gasoline with the western states petroleum association. all kinds of stuff you probably didn't know about oil and oil prices coming up on "press here" in just a bit.
also this morning the alameda county fair is up and running, rides, games food and it's historic as well. tommy is joining us about a unique attraction at the fair. good morning to you. we're talking mutton busting, right? what is mutton busting? >> mutton busting is where you take children 6 and under and under 60 pounds and put them on the back of a sheep and we let them ride for six seconds or try to ride for six seconds. >> so a teeny tiny version of the rodeo? >> yeah, bull riding, yeah. pretty close to bull riding for children that are 6 and under and under 60 pounds. >> and who are those guys in the distance, ducks? >> yeah, that is by one of my employees, pete, and his dog, can. we actually have runner ducks and can is part of the show and those ducks -- those ducks herd
together like sheep, so we keep can on his toes and practice as he herds those ducks around. >> you know what they say, if you're in show business, you can't share a steak with a dog but they steal a show. >> they do, they absolutely do. that dog is the star of the show, let me tell you. >> so this is the 100th year of the fair, which is quite an accomplishment, because a lot of fairs across the country have gone under in tough economic times and kind of fallen out of favor. why do you think this one keeps going? >> you know what, this is a great fair. they have got great people here from the marketing department all the way to the top of the list there with their manager. they pay attention, you know what i mean. they listen to what their clients want or the fair patrons, and they do it and they're always changing things, you know what i mean, and that's what's nice with this fair. they keep things fresh and stuff that people want, you know.
it's -- they have got some of the best food vendors here and also the horse racing is a very positive thing here. >> right. tommy, you know a lot of our kids are superwired and they have playstations and they have xboxes and all the things that keep them, you know, tethered really to a remote control or some sort of gadget. is it nice to see them out of the house, you know, reconnecting with what is really a big part of california's legacy? >> yeah. you know i'll tell you the unique thing about our show, just specifically speaking about our show, most kids don't even know what a sheep is. most kids still think that milk just comes from a carton. they don't understand there there's barnyard animals and stuff olympic thlike that. the kids that we participate with at our show are always told not to ride the dog at home. they're always told stay away -- don't ride there. here they come and they're like i get to ride that thing?
we're like yeah. so they're extreme sports too. it's kind of that cross between extreme sport and western lifestyle. >> that's great. thank you so much for joining us this morning. we sure hope that you have a great time at the fair. >> thank you. >> all right. thank you very much. >> bye-bye. >> we'll be right back.
good morning to you, oakland. nice blue sky. the fog and the haze is starting to clear out, at least over oakland this morning. it will be a warm afternoon, although not super hot. nick o'kelly has a full look at the forecast not just for today but for your week ahead. >> good morning. this is meteorologist nick o'kelly. we're talking about strong onshore wind flow like we've seen the last couple of days. today clouds will be thick in spots through the morning hours and only partial clearing out towards the coast. readings a few degrees below the average once again, but all in all a very summer-like weather pattern for us the next couple
of days. but there are some changes and big changes for the middle part of this coming week. we've got a weather system that's kind of unusual for june. that will be passing through the area tuesday into wednesday. talking rain, maybe even a couple isolated thundershowers. here's how the pattern breaks down for us. high pressure is still in control. very typical for this time of year. what's not typical is that area of low pressure off the aleutian islands of alaska. it's going to take its time but eventually that big mass of clouds will move over northern california. while the brunt of the moisture is heading towards oregon and washington, i think there's a pretty decent chance we're talking about rain, maybe a couple of isolated thunderstorms for the middle part of the week for the bay area, something that we'll definitely watch. in the meantime very typical summer-like pattern. morning clouds, afternoon sunshine. readings maybe a couple of degrees warmer into today and tomorrow. then we'll start the cooldown tuesday and certainly into
wednesday as well. forecasted temperatures, well, we're starting off in the 50s, but we're heading for lows into the low 80s for most of the santa clara valley. high 70s right around the bay in mountain view. santa cruz getting into the mid-60s. 83 dublin, 84 livermore. 66 is all you can manage in pacifica. maybe slightly warmer this san francisco. then we see 80s into the delta and the east bay. 85 fairfield, 83 napa. upper 70s to lower 80s and readings reaching into the lower 80s for santa rosa as well. quick peek at the extended forecast. we'll see that big cooldown with a chance of rain into wednesday. well, it will be a beautiful day if you want to head out to the alameda county fair. we saw the mutton busting but there's also lots of food out there as well. april mitchell is joining us this morning. >> reporter: hi there, how are you guys? >> it's not the 100th
anniversary, it's the 99th, right? >> it's our 99th year. we've got a lot of great things going on including 99-cent wacky wednesdays going on this year too. >> i love it. we want to talk to you about a big ole grill. i thought my husband had a big grill but the one you have is much bigger than the one he got for father's day. >> this is juicy's. it is the largest grill in the world. look at that, it's called the outlaw grill. this thing pulls on in in a semi trailer. look at it, it's just gorgeous. >> so how many people does that feed? >> that feeds a lot of people, let me tell you. it feeds thousands every day here at the alameda county fair. >> now, we're seeing some of the things that you have. you have corn, those big ole turkey legs people like to eat. what would you say is the most popular thing at the fair to eat? >> the most popular thing is probably corn dogs and funnel cakes. but i'll tell you, this is the best place to go for true barbecue.
i mean they have pulled pork sandwiches, huge tury legs. that's what people love here at the alameda county fair. >> awesome. well, the fair runs through the 10th of july from 10:00 in the morning until 10:00 at night today anyway. we want to thank you so much for joining us, april. >> thank you very much. >> we hope the fair is a success this year. we're excited to hear that you're almost 100 years old. >> 99 years, yep. definitely come on out. have a great time. >> thank you very much, april. and a maryland dog who ran away from his home and -- he is a 3-year-old golden doodle. he got out of his yard and joined runners at the half marathon last month. runners saw him but didn't know that he was running solo. he even crossed the finish line. he didn't raise his paws in the air. race leaders later got him a medal for running in the race. his family set up a fund-raising page to help raise money for the