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explosion. could bacteria have played a role? good morning. friday, september 24. i'm elizabeth wenger. >> it is friday. we like that. good morning, everyone. i'm sydnie kohara. your time is 5:00. let get a quick check of traffic and weather before you head out the door. what's going on behind you, gianna? >> rough start to this friday morning especially in vallejo. you're looking at live pictures of the columbus parkway off- ramp from westbound 80. it's completely shut down for an accident involving an overturned big rig. they have also shut down the eastbound 37 ramp to columbus parkway. again, this will be closed for quite some time this morning. apparently, a fuel spill was reported so caltrans is on the scene mopping things up. i'll get you alternates avoid this area in my next report. right now, let's get your weekend forecast. here's tracy. >> the weekend. did you mention the weekend? >> i did. >> does that mean today's friday? yeah, today's friday and continues continue to warm up. lower 90s in concord, livermore. 87 san jose, 82 oakland.
mid-80s vallejo and san rafael, near 90 in napa, santa rosa and san francisco at 79 degrees. day 2 of the warmup. the weekend days 3 and 4 even hotter. we'll have your weekend forecast coming up. back to you. was the pipe that blew up on the peninsula eaten away from within? that's one possibility under investigation this morning. anne makovec is in san bruno where bacteria may have caused the big explosion two weeks ago. bacteria? where did this come from, anne? >> reporter: well, you may remember there was an explosion a very similar explosion in new mexico a decade ago, a very similar pipeline around the same age, 5 decades old, a 30" transmission line that blew because of a phenomenon known as microbiology-influenced corrosion. that's what they are looking into here in san bruno. looking at this piece of pipe for potential microbes which
thrive in pools of water that can collect in pipes. that bacteria can release gases that break down the pipe's wall. the "san francisco chronicle" is reporting this morning that pg&e filed a statement with state regulators last year that there was "ongoing concern about internal corrosion on the line." from san francisco to milpitas, that includes this section that water had shown up in tests. the key to fighting this corrosion apparently using chemicals or robots to scrape microbes away but apparently pg&e says the pipeline in san bruno was too narrow and had too many bends for some of the recommended treatments. pg&e said it did use ultrasonic techniques to detect corrosion and didn't find any. meanwhile, the public utilities commission has voted to bring an independent panel in to investigation this explosion, looking into what pg&e and state agencies could have done to avoid the disaster. state leaders are pushing to make sure pg&e pays for the cost of the panel out of its own profits so customers do not
have to foot the bill. right now, heavy demolition and clean-up are going on here at the site in the neighborhood leveled by that explosion. the 35 homes that were burned to the ground will be removed. that process started yesterday. large excavators and workers in protective gear are working on three homes a day. at the same time, street sweepers and water trucks work to keep the area clean by reducing the threat of toxic dust. >> want to make sure that we're very and fully protected. so we know there's going to be some levels of asbestos, metals and other items and we want to make sure that we are handling it in a way that will cause absolutely no concern or problem. >> reporter: the demolition in this neighborhood will continue six days a week. it is expected to last at least a month. this morning at 10:00, we are expected to get a better look inside the zone of devastation. they are going to be escorting members of the media through. again that's at 10:00 a.m. we'll have the latest for you
on cbs 5. >> thank you, anne makovec in san bruno. and a family who was killed in the explosion will be laid to rest today. a funeral service for gregory bullis, his mother lavonne and 17-year-old son william will be held this afternoon at first presbyterian church in burlingame. a reception will follow at mills high school in millbrae. the bullis family was three of seven people killed two weeks ago when the pipeline exploded. their deaths were confirmed this week. and there will also be a funeral today for the 15-year- old novato high school student who was killed in a suspected drunk driving crash. isaac was one of three teenagers in the car last friday when it hit a tractor- trailer. police found beer cans and alcohol bottles at the crash scene. the 16-year-old driver now faces manslaughter and felony dui charges. california's budget is now a record-breaking 86 days overdue. but the stalemate could end soon. the governor's office says
democrats and republicans have reached the framework of a budget agreement. no details were released. they plan to work more on it over the weekend with the goal of reaching a final deal on monday. legislative leaders and governor schwarzenegger met yesterday in santa monica because the governor is still battling that bad cold. right now, california faces a $19 billion budget deficit. the lack of a state budget means some highway projects are on hold. the california transportation commission delayed another $900 million of transportation funding yesterday. it had already held back $3 billion worth of road and rail projects last month. the "mercury news" reports some projects scheduled to begin this fall will likely be delayed until the rainy season is over, even if there is a budget deal soon. carly fiorina's first general election tv ad is out. she is taking aim at barbara boxer using video that's made the rounds on youtube.
>> do me a favor, could you say senator instead of ma'am? i worked hard to get that title. i appreciate it, thank you. >> 28 years in washington and barbara boxer cares about a title? i'll really go to work to end the arrogance in washington. >> senator boxer said she called brigadier general army walsh to apologize he said he wasn't necessary. she takes aim at fiorina's time at hewlett-packard. a federal judge is expected to announce today whether the state can execute convicted killer albert brown from southern california. officials at san quentin say the state's refurbished death chamber will be ready for a planned execution next wednesday if the judge lifts the moratorium on capital punishment. federal judge jeremy fogel and san jose had blocked executions in 2006 because the state's
legal injection method caused great physical pain. state lawyers say the new death chamber better staff training and new lethal injection regulations have addressed that. 5:07. let's check your commute. gianna, how's it looking in vallejo? that was where that big rig accident was, right? >> yeah, overturned big rig. i just got word. we watched caltrans leave the scene. this is video shot moments ago. they are clearing it. it's an overturned big rig that happened a few hours ago. right now the columbus parkway off-ramp is shut down from westbound 80 as well as the eastbound 37 ramp to columbus parkway but again, i just got word that they may have completely cleared this out of the way or are in the process of. hopefully we'll have an update. we have a live reporter at the scene. westbound 80 to redwood and east 80 to columbus to get around it. right now bay bridge toll plaza, friday light through that portion. metering lights are still off. that's a look at your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, gianna. friday forecast, moving into a pretty hot weekend.
out the door, mostly clear conditions with some patchy fog temperatures in the 40s and 50s. clear start around the bay and mostly clear with just a few clouds for the coastline. that is a very good indication of what will be happening this afternoon. minimal clouds for the morning and afternoon. sunny, mild, temperatures in the lower 70s at the coast, lower 80s around the bay, sunshine warm temperatures. and the 90s are back this afternoon. temperatures well inland in the lower 90s. the triple digits, 100-degree temperatures are also in our forecast. ail let you know when in just a few moments. back to you. . >> thank you. it is 5:08. coming up, remembering entertainer eddie fisher. the complications that may have contributed to his death at his home in berkeley. and bart is looking to help boost its budget revenue. what it's doing. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
vallejo overturned big rig has the columbus parkway off- ramp shut down. we'll have more updates in just a few moments. >> thank you very much, it is 5:11. entertainer eddie fisher has died. his daughter said he passed away wednesday night in his berkeley home. fisher died of complications from hip surgery. he gained fame back in the '50s as a pop singer and actor, some of his songs thinking of you and anytime. in 1955, he was married to movie star debbie reynolds. they had two children including
actress carey fisher. >> so naturally my children are very upset that eddie had to pass on. but he wasn't well at all, now. the last years have not been kind. so now he's in a nice place. i feel that god has taken him on to another place where he will be happier. >> fisher and reynolds were known as america's favorite couple. but he divorced her and married elizabeth taylor. and when liz taylor left him for richard burton, fisher remarried connie stevens. later in his life, fisher lived in berkeley. eddie fisher was 82 years old. bart is looking at advertising to boost its budget revenue. the transit agency is considering several ideas to sell advertising space. those ideas include billboards on bart property as well as a video network that would include ads. >> hopefully, that will work because i don't want them to raise fares again. >> 's young person who is
constantly bombarded by advertising, i don't enjoy it very much. >> bart says the ads could generate between $4 million and $6 million a year. all right. too racy for sesame street? the show has decided not to air a segment featuring elmo and singer katie perry. >> now the show says it pulled the bit because of feedback it received. parents complained that perry's top is too revealing. during the segment the pop star explains her outfit saying she came prepared to play dressup. >> so our question of the day, is katie perry too racy for sesame street? you can send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. or post your answers on our facebook page. we're also on twitter. >> you have seen the video. what do you think? >> i have seen her wear a lot worse. >> but considering this is a show for 2 to 5-year-old the, toddlers. >> elmo seems to like it.
[ laughter ] >> it is 5:13. hey, big warmup this weekend tracy. >> oh, big warmup. it's going to be downright hot! temperatures returning to the mid- to upper 90s this weekend. the coastline, the 70s?? yeah. too bad many of us don't have air-conditioning like myself. it's going to be one of those weekends, folks. we got your forecast coming right up. ,,,,,,,,
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this morning's top stories: vallejo overturned big rig. nick james is live at the scene with more. >> reporter: good morning. some good news here not only have dozers been able to upright the rig it's moved out of the way. take a live look behind me as soon as that caltrans truck gets out of the way, you will see up where you see the flashing lights, that's where the rig is off on the shoulder. all that's left to do is move the load it was carrying. that's actually some sod, some grass that tipped over, spilled out when the rig tipped. and so caltrans has to load that up, clear it out of the way. so right now we have the westbound 80 columbus parkway blocked as well as the eastbound 37 columbus parkway off-ramp blocked. but the chp are saying it's not going to affect the commute a whole lot because this is not a real major thoroughfare. good news they expect to clear it in a half hour to an hour.
>> thank you. use redwood as an alternate. looking live at the bay bridge toll plaza, no troubles. the metering lights are off. traffic friday light. and taking a look right now at 880, both directions -- actually, both directions problem-free through that portion. that's a look at your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, gianna. we have been talking about it most of the week the fact that warmer weather was going to be moving into the bay area and for many if not most of you, you felt it yesterday. you will feel it more today. out the door this morning temperatures in the 40s and 50s with patchy fog in some of the valleys. clear start around the bay with temperatures to 60 degrees out the door as cool as the lower 50s. and from 50 to 57 for the coastline mostly clear and just a few clouds. for the afternoon sunny and mild for the coastline, the lower 70s. warm temperatures around the bay in the lower 80s, and sunny and warm temperatures up to the lower 90s inland. take a look. san jose yesterday in the 70s. today the 80s. your temperatures warmed up
close to 8 degrees. 90 degrees in morgan hill. mid-80s in fremont. upper 80s in milpitas. moving closer to the coastline, pretty nice. 70s in daly city, pacifica and half moon bay. around the bay, oakland today 82. 77 in berkeley. you reach the east bay hills in the 90s. lower 90s from walnut creek to danville to dublin to antioch to brentwood to livermore. you get the idea. north bay location upper 80s in petaluma, sonoma and napa. mid-80s in san rafael. 48 in kentfield -- 84 in kentfield. 74 san leandro, 79 degrees in san francisco. it is a warm end to the workweek. it is a hot weekend. saturday and sunday, mid- to upper 90s in our hottest spots. lower 80s around the bay. and the mid-70s for the coastline. triple-digit temperatures up to 100 degrees forecasted monday and tuesday. temperatures do finally begin to back off wednesday and thursday. but a heat wave in full effect across parts of the bay area.
this saturday, the italian festival taking place north beach in san francisco. sunny and warm, temperatures in the lower 80s. also this weekend, both days saturday and sunday, a blues festival. sunny and warm with temperatures in the lower 80s. pace yourself this weekend. it's going to be hot. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> thank you, tracy. that's a heat wave! look at that. all right. wish i knew how to surf or something. here's a look at this morning's top stories. there was a chance california will have a new budget soon. the governor's office reports some progress in this week's talks with legislative lead he remembers. they plan to work on details over the weekend and meet monday. a federal judge will rule today on whether california can resume executions at quentin san quentin. it was blocked because of pain in 2006. now there is a new chamber and procedure aimed at addressing that. juan uribe hit two homers
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similar line, a 30" transmission line of about the same age, five decades. apparently, that blast was caused by what's called microbiology-influenced corrosion. and that is now something that investigators will be looking at in this piece of pipe that blew here in san bruno two weeks ago. microbes thrive in pools of water that can collect in pipes. that bacteria can release gases that break down the pipe's walls. the "san francisco chronicle" is reporting this morning that pg&e filed a statement with state regulators last year that there was, quote, ongoing concern about internal corrosion on the line which runs from san francisco to milpitas and that water had shown up in tests. the key to fighting the corrosion apparently using chemicals or robots that scrape microbes away. but pg&e says the pipeline in san bruno was too narrow and had too many bends for some of the recommended treatments. pg&e says it did use ultrasonic techniques to detect corrosion
and didn't find any. meanwhile, the public utilities commission has voted to bring in an independent panel to investigate this explosion looking into pg&e and state agencies, what could they have done to avoid the disaster? state leaders are pushing to make sure pg&e pays for the cost of this panel out of its own profits so customers don't have to foot that bill. now, today is going to be day 2 of heavy demolition and clean- up in this neighborhood. what remains of the 35 homes that were burned to the ground will be removed over the next several weeks. excavators and workers in protective gear are working on three homes a day. at the same time, street sweepers and water trucks work to keep the area clean by reducing the threat of dust from metals and asbestos. but many neighbors are still concerned. >> i'm very worried about the environmental impact. i'm more worried about pg&e, if they don't replace this gas pipe and move it. it needs to be relocated.
>> it's just been tremendously stressful. >> reporter: the demolition in this neighborhood will continue six days a week. it is expected to last at least a month. they are trying to get this finished before the rainy season comes. the media is expected to get a special inside look at this clean-up work this morning at 10:00 a.m. of course we'll have the latest for you on cbs 5. elizabeth? >> anne makovec, live for us in san bruno. thank you. a funeral today for a family killed in the explosion. the services are for gregory bullis, his mother lavonne and 17-year-old son william. they will be held this afternoon at first presbyterian church in burlingame. a reception will follow at mills high school in millbrae where william went to school. the bullis family were three of seven people killed two weeks ago when that pipeline exploded. their deaths were confirmed this week. there will also be a funeral today for the 15-year- old novato high school student killed in a suspected drunk driving crash. he was one of three teenagers in the car when it hit a
tractor-trailer. that was last friday. police found beer cans and alcohol bottles at this crash scene. the 16-year-old driver now faces manslaughter and felony dui charges. california's budget is now a record-breaking 86 days overdue. but that stalemate could end soon. the governor's office says democrats and republicans have reached the framework of a budget agreement. no details were released. they plan to work more on it over the weekend with the goal of reaching a final deal monday. legislative leaders and governor schwarzenegger met yesterday in santa monica. that's because the governor is still battling a bad cold. right now, california faces a $19 billion budget deficit. the lack of a state budget means some highway projects are on hold. the california transportation commission delayed another $900 million of transportation funding yesterday. it had already held back $3 billion worth of road and rail projects last month.
the "mercury news" reports some projects scheduled to begin this fall will likely be delayed until the rainy season is over, even if there is a budget deal soon. and this is friday, we have is another furlough friday facing a lot of state workers out there. >> yeah. so maybe friday light on the roads. let check your commute with gianna franco. looks like a new problem at the peninsula? >> absolutely. northbound 101 at hillsdale. vehicle spun out, hit the center divide. it's stuck in the left lane facing the wrong way. chp is headed out to the scene. video earlier of an accident in vallejo an overturned big rig about 2:45:00 a.m. they managed to upright it, but they are still dealing with pounds and pounds of grass and sod and debris along the road. so caltrans, chp, still on scene as they clean everything out of the way. in the meantime, you can use 80 to redwood on westbound 80 at the columbus parkway off-ramp, eastbound 37 to the columbus
parkway off-ramp is shut down not affecting the main lines of the road. again, use redwood as an alternate. they are saying hopefully it should be wrapped up by 8:00 a.m. that's a look at your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, gianna. well, it's called day two of the warmup. warming trend day number two. so what's in store for today? well, let's quickly talk about yesterday. 82 in santa rosa, 81 concord, 79 in san jose, 74 in san francisco. today the warmup continues. 89 in santa rosa, 91 in concord, 87 in san jose, 79 degrees in san francisco. temperatures from five to 10 degrees warmer than yesterday. more temperatures that are warmer. upper 80s in santa rosa to sonoma. 84 kentfield. 79 again in san francisco. 71 in half moon bay. and the lower 90s from fairfield to antioch to pleasanton. hot today, warm today, even warmer tomorrow. we have your weekend forecast
coming up. >> thank you, tracy. san jose city college police are searching for a man who attacked a student in the school's parking garage on tuesday afternoon. the woman says she was walking to her car when the man grabbed her from behind and swung her against the wall. she managed to get away and was not injured. uc-berkeley is cutting more staff. the university will get rid of 200 jobs next year. that will save $20 million. cal won't say which jobs are on the chopping block. but a consultancy firm told the university it has too many managers. budget cuts in one south bay city will soon impact thousands of its youngest residents. police activities league teams will be cut immediately in san jose mostly on the east side. len ramirez reports on what sports will be eliminated and how those programs might be saved. reporter: it's no secret that sports keep kids off the
streets and out of trouble. for more than 40 years, san jose's police activities league has been teaching kids how to legally swing, kick and hit. but now it's p.a.l. itself that's trying to dodge a potential knockout blow. >> there was never once that i ever thought that they would -- that there would be any cuts to our p.a.l. program. >> reporter: this sergeant who runs 12 sports programs for 12,000 kids in the south bay knows that day has finally arrived. >> just like many city entities right now, we're taking massive cuts across the board. >> reporter: last year at this same time, five officers were administering all of the sports programs here. then last june, one officer retired and was not replaced. then this past monday, two other officers were reassigned to patrol duties. that left just two officers doing the work of five. some sports now will definitely have to be cut, and there are questions as to whether or not the entire p.a.l. program can survive. >> this program doesn't work, all these kids are going to be out of sports and out on the
street because a lot of programs are being cut at high school level. and when you don't have in in high school level, they come here. if this is cut here, they have nowhere to go. >> reporter: r.j. castro is a parent and a coach. he says volunteers like him will have to step up even more than they do now if they want to keep p.a.l. alive. >> we have lost a couple of maintenance folks so, you know, we have to turn the lights off. we have to lock the gates. and so those are the people that we are going to need more of, to be willing to do it, maybe don't want the responsibility, but definitely need more volunteers. >> reporter: officers currently assigned to desk duties could be reassigned to help with p.a.l. but to keep kids out of troubling, officers already know they will have to do a lot more with less. in san jose, len ramirez, cbs 5. an jose, len ramirez, cbs the emergency state of the convicted rapist accused of kidnapping jaycee dugard could be the focus of a hearing today. phillip garrido is expected to be back in court this
afternoon. garrido's attorney may try to have him declared mentally unfit for trial. the move could put an immediate stop to the proceedings if the judge in the case agrees to order a mental evaluation. garrido and his wife nancy are accused of kidnapping dugard from outside her south lake tahoe home and then holding her captive in a backyard for nearly two decades. san quentin prison officials could get the go- ahead today to execute a convicted killer next week. they say the state's refurbished death chamber will be ready for the planned execution next wednesday if a federal judge lifts the moratorium on capital punishment. the federal judge in san jose blocked executions in 2006 saying the state's lethal injection method caused great physical pain. state lawyers say the new death chamber better staff training and new lethal injection regulations have addressed that. albert brown is scheduled to be executed wednesday for the rape and murder of a 15- year-old riverside county girl. for the first time in
nearly 100 years, virginia has executed a woman. theresa lewis was put to death by leaks last night. the 41-year-old was found guilty of arranging the murders of her husband and her stepson. the motive, a $250,000 life insurance payment. lewis' lawyers claim that she was borderline mentally disabled. there were more than 7,000 appeals to stop her execution. 5:41. coming up, why one bay area city wants to shut down a medical marijuana shot. plus, it can increase the risk of heart attack. how the government is restricting the use of a widely used drug to treat diabetes. ,, this is your captain speaking, we are fourteenth in line for take off. beep, beep, beep. looks like its bumper to bumper on the interstate. i gotta get to cleveland! should have skipped that second soda. remove your belt, your watch, your shoes. i wonder what gas costs today.
northbound 101 in belmont right at ralston. a vehicle spun out is now blocking the two left lanes. chp trying to get it off the right side of the road. use 280 in the meantime the best bet to get around t northbound 101 ramp to northbound 680 shut down until 6:00 a.m. for roadwork. roadwork westbound 92 between 280 and foster city. intermittent lane closures through the area in effect until 6:00. so give yourself some extra time. want tow somehow live pictures right now -- want to show you live pictures right now in vallejo. caltrans and chp cleaning up an earlier mess from an overturned big rig on the right-hand side of the screen. they have lots of grass and debris that spilled from the big rig. this is on the westbound 80 columbus parkway off-ramp. also shut down is eastbound 37 to the columbus parkway off- ramp. not affecting the main lines of the roadway but the ramps are shut down in that area. so if you usually take that use redwood. let's show you a live shot of your freeways -- there we go. bay bridge not too bad. metering lights are off through there. so far, so good friday light
and the golden gate bridge i'll show you a live shot of that and everything is nice and clear through that portion. hopefully nice and clear for your forecast. here's tracy. >> nice and clear this morning. i like that bridge shot. kind of sums it up what's going on across the coastline for this morning. mostly clear with just a few cloud expected. a clear start around the bay and mostly clear with patchy fog this morning well inland. temperatures as you walk out the door from the upper 40s to just near 60 degrees. this afternoon, sunny and warm inland, temperatures up to the lower 90s. plenty of warm temperatures around the bay with temperatures up to the lower 80s and the lower 70s for the coastline. yeah! it's going to be nice today. mid-80s in mountain view, sunnyvale, 87 cupertino, 87 out of santa clara, mid-80s from union city to fremont. temperatures today warming up another five to eight degrees on top of what you enjoyed yesterday. lower 90s in pittsburg to antioch to brentwood. lower 90s in walnut creek and dublin and pleasanton. and just along the bay, from
the lower 80s in san leandro lower 80s in oakland to the mid- to upper 70s from richmond to berkeley. north bay locations, 82 novato, 89 petaluma. upper 80s in sonoma and napa. 90 in fairfield. mid-80s in san rafael and kentfield. lower 80s in mill valley with 83 degrees. and the mid- to upper 70s in sausalito and 79 degrees in san francisco. so we're warming up today. and take a look at what happens over the course of the weekend. we continue to warm up. mid- to upper 90s in our hottest spots and monday and tuesday up to 100 degrees expected. it is pretty warm start. hot start to fall across the bay area. here's a look at one event going on this weekend. it's the art and wine festival in saratoga. big basin way, sunny and hot! 95 degrees. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> thank you. let's take a check of today's top stories. work to clear the ruins of burned homes from san bruno
continues this morning. and investigators are looking into the possibility that bacteria inside the pipe caused it to fail. that's what happened in a similar explosion in new mexico a decade ago. a ruling on resuming executions at san quentin expected from a federal judge in san jose today. that judge blocked executions back in 2006 because of the pain involved in the process. a new death chamber at san quentin addresses that issue. and there is a chance california will have a new budget soon. the governor's office reports some progress in this week's talks with legislative leaders. they plan to work on details over the weekend and then meet again monday. in medical news, the government is placing new restrictions on the diabetes drug avandia because of a risk of heart attacks. new patients can still get a prescription for avandia, but only if they can control their blood sugar levels with other medications. in europe avandia is being pulled off the market. but here in the u.s., the food and drug administration says
there is not enough evidence to warrant a complete withdrawal. just a moderate amount of physical activity may reduce the risk of breast cancer. a new study finds routine movement around the home or office appears to offer some protection against invasive breast cancer. the data indicates that women who spend most of their day just sitting or watching tv are more likely to get the disease. the city of concord is taking legal action to shut down its only medical marijuana shop. herbal essence got a lot of attention after it opened this summer. that's because it delivers pot right to your home or office. concord filed an injunction claiming the establishment is operating illegally. the city has a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries. the contra costa times says concord also wants to fine herbal essence $1,000 for each day it's been open and for violating city code. people looking for a place to smoke marijuana legally may want to check out an event this weekend in san francisco.
it is the international cannabis and hemp expo. it's happening at the cow palace. a similar event back in april drew about 15,000 people. this time, organizers say they will emphasize education and the progress of the cannabis industry. and on saturday there will be a debate on proposition 19. that's the state ballot measure that would legalize and tax pot. time now 5:49. still to come, how a woman used a vegetable to fight off a big old bear. and he may be out, golden state warriors coach don nelson could be leaving the team as early-morning as monday. -- as early as monday.
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good morning. a beautiful shot of the bay bridge. traffic coming into san francisco. today's a furlough friday so probably traffic going to be a little lighter than usual. >> while we're looking at this picture, elizabeth. i just want to clarify i was telling you about the international cannabis and hemp expo at the cow palace that's happening this weekend? only people with medical marijuana cards can smoke marijuana legally at that expo. we just basically said people. but it's not people. people with medical marijuana cards. and you have to bring your own stash. and it's only in a designated smoking area. so just want to clarify. don't just want anybody to think they are going there for a good time. the san francisco giants are back in first place this morning. the giants juan uribe had a home run fest in the second inning, hitting two home runs including a grand slam. the giants had nine runs in the second. the most they have scored in
one inning since 2008. the giants pitchers have a modern-day record of their own. they have given up three runs or fewer in the last 17 games. the giants won in chicago, 13- 0. don nelson may be done as head coach of the golden state warriors. a number of sources reporting that nelly will be replaced by assistant coach keith smart. the announcement is expected on warriors media day on monday. the 70-year-old nelson has 1335 wins in in 31 seasons, the most of any nba coach. a woman in montana depends offer a bear with, get this, a large zucchini. they're lethal. >> a 200-pound black bear attacked the woman's dog on the back porch of her home near missoula. she screamed to divert the bear's attention and it took a swipe at her leg. so what did she do?
she grabbed a foot long zucchini, ran out and banged the bear in the head with it. it took off running into the woods. >> see what happens when you let those zucchinis grow wild? they will grow 3" to a foot! >> maybe they are harder when they're bigger. >> i'm glad john kessler isn't here because -- all right. [ laughter ] two racy for sesame street. the show has decided not to air a segment featuring elmo and singer katie perry. they pulled the bit because of feedback that it received. some parents in the blogosphere thought it was too skimpy. >> she is not falling out of it. >> right. >> she explained saying she came prepared to play dressup. perry's spokesman said she enjoyed her time with sesame street and elmo and says the clip is still available online. >> we want to know what you
think about that ad. or about that clip from sesame street. here's our question of the day. is katie perry too racy for sesame street? >> i was reading a blog and they said miss piggy really set the standard. she wore some risque outfits back in her day with the big boa so you know. >> very flamboyant. >> yeah. >> she is getting ready to marry russell brand. talk about flamboyant. >> yeah. they will be quite a couple. send your comments to email@example.com. or post your answers on our facebook page. we're also on twitter. >> it's a good hot topic of the day. i like it. let's check your commute. we have gianna franco. still going out to the peninsula? >> yeah. we are still dealing with an accident here in the belmont area northbound 101 right at ralston. at one point the two left lanes are blocked. i just heard from chp.
they have opened up one lane so just left lane is blocked. they are trying to get everything off the road. you can see lots of green so traffic moving fairly well through the portion of the roadway. going to show you live pictures right now in vallejo. we have been monitoring this big rig accident. they are cleaning it up. you have caltrans crews on scene as they clean up some of that debris. it was an overturned big rig on the columbus parkway off-ramp from west 80. that's still shut down as well as the columbus offer ramp from eastbound 37. so if you usually use that area, use redwood as an alternate. again not affecting the main lines of the freeway but just a heads up out the door. out the door, how's your forecast? let's find out. here's tracy. >> hey, thanks, gianna. our forecast for today will include minimal clouds, a whole lot of sunshine and some warm temperatures for this time of the year. lower 70s at the coast today, lower 80s at the bay and the lower 90s inland. temperatures still pretty warm over the weekend. hot inland, mid- to upper 90s. and up to 100 degrees monday and tuesday. 80s around the bay, 70s at the coast.
and temperatures will start to cool off a bit wednesday and thursday. moving into the weekend, this saturday is the see jane run triathlon. three different photos there. that's not jane. that's juliette goodrich! that's her running and coming out of the water and biking. [ laughter ] >> she cracks me up. she is going to be participating in the triathlon in the shadow cliffs park in pleasanton. sunny skies, conditions in the mid-70s. that's hilarious. also heard a little birdie told me we have a birthday coming up. back up to you guys. is that right, elizabeth. >> yeah. it is. we are trying not to think about it, though. >> happy birthday! >> thank you. >> elizabeth, no matter how old you get, i'll still be older than you! [ laughter ] >> so enjoy the beautiful flowers too. >> i know. yeah, tracy's weather producer billy poone gave me flowers. that was very sweet. lowers. 5:57. coming up in the next half hour, republican senate candidate carly fiorina launches her first attack ad
against incumbent barbara boxer. >> the youtube clip fiorina is using in her commercial. and new comparisons to the explosion here in san bruno to another explosion very similar in new mexico a decade ago. might be able to shed new light on the cause. we'll talk about that coming up next. ians just gave these same corporations a new billion dollar handout... paid for by cuts to education and public safety with no guarantee of creating one new job. but we can change this by voting yes on proposition 24. prop 24 repeals the billion dollar giveaway and protects our schools and communities. yes on prop 24. it's time to give us a break...
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