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thank you for joining us. time now is 5:00. in a few hours from now a federal judge will tour california's new execution chamber at san quentin state prison as part of his review of a lawsuit challenging the state's lethal injection procedure. and our sharon chin is at san quentin to explain. good morning. reporter: good morning. u.s. district judge jeremy fogel is expected to tour the prison chamber five years after he said it was too outdated to carry out executions. he will tour the new untested chamber for lethal injections this morning at 11:00. it's an unusual move but the tour is part of a trial that could help determine whether california can resume executions. back in 2006, executions were put on hold after fogel said the state could not carry them out in a humane way because it's an old death chamber and workers are poorly trained.
now the state has to show that it's fixed the problems with a new $900,000 claim ber for lethal injections built under orders from former governor schwarzenegger. now, there are a lot of questions that remain, including whether the three- drug combination used would be the best option for california. death penalty supporters argue that the executions should continue because california's method follows supreme court standards but death penalty opponents say the state has failed to repair its death penalty system. now, there are 720 inmates here on death row and if executions are allowed to continue, there are several who have exhausted their appeals and could be next in line. back to you now, elizabeth. >> thank you, sharon chin live at san quentin. a hearing in oakland tonight about whether to allow industrial pot farms. tonight the city council's public safety committee will consider a new plan to license large-scale medical marijuana growing operations. one councilwoman proposes
allowing five new dispensaries with their own farms off site. she also wants to allow farms linked to four existing dispenseories. previous attempts to license more farms have run into legal problems. a hit-and-run driver mows down a high school senior dragging her hundreds of feet in front. her boyfriend and now her family is offering a reward to catch the driver. 18-year-old erika luna was left critically injured sunday morning. a car hit her on fontaine road near tierra buena drive and dragged her down the street. that car kept on going. luna has already been in surgery twice since she was hit. doctors say she may never walk again. her family and friends are posting flyers now around the neighborhood where they think the driver might live and are offering a reward to catch the driver. >> was it hard to pull that $2,000 together? >> any money right now is hard, any money, especially in
these times. >> the suspect vehicle is described as a silver or gray minivan or suv. a bizarre cockfighting attack turns deadly in california. a rooster with a weapon ended up killing a man. he was attacked by a bird with a knife on his leg. the bird stabbed the man in the right calf and he died of the wounds. no arrests so far. this morning, toyota drivers will finally get some answers. christin ayers is in our newsroom with more on what a new report could reveal about the company's safety issues. good morning. reporter: after 10 months of investigating we can finally expect some answers. today's findings could reveal what was behind all of those reports that sticky gas pedals and sudden acceleration problems with toyota cars and trucks. transportation official have been trying to determine whether flawed electronics are to blame. the problem could possibly be
linked to close to 100 deaths on u.s. roads. since fall 2009 toyota has had to recall 11 million vehicles due to the failures and pay $50 million in record fines for the way it handled those recalls. the automaker also took a major credibility hit and now it's fielding a slough of potentially devastating lawsuits. just this morning toyota reported a 39% drop in its quarterly profit but the company's president insists toyota has fixed the acceleration problems. >> we have done extensive testing on the system and never found a malfunction that's caused unintended acceleration. >> reporter: transportation officials expected to reveal whether their investigation supports or contradicts today's findings and you can bet the company and consumers alike will be watching this report
closely. >> thank you, christin ayers live in our newsroom. it is a very windy morning. let's check weather and traffic and we are going to start with jim bernard. i saw it blowing on the bay bridge early this morning. >> it's pretty gusty on the bridges and headlands. 20- to 30-mile-an-hour winds. the direction has changed to northwesterly. look at the result of that more onshore breeze. temperatures cooling off today. we'll look for upper 50s to mid- 60s across the region. that's a big cooldown from the weekend where we enjoyed the offshore wind components. now, the offshore flow will be back here as again today we are looking for those mid- to low- 60s across the region here. but we can expect temperatures to rebound through the end of the week as once again, we see a chance of showers moving into the picture by early next week. here's a look at those winds across the bay today. over the bridges looking at 30
to 40-mile-an-hour gusts and i think gianna has more. >> san mateo bridge has a problem. pretty shaky conditions on the san mateo bridge as you can see from our live shot. still 14 minutes between hayward and foster city. so good speeds but again a wind advisory is in effect there. reports of high winds on the bay bridge so use caution across the span. no wind advisory there. construction wrapping up westbound. overall traffic moving nicely but again you can see the camera shaking so lots of windy conditions. if you are working your way out and about instead, use bart, 33 trains on time, avoid the windy conditions. ace train on time. everything clear. back to
you. >> thank you. facebook's finder is being stalked. >> he is not in it for the fame. >> a google executive held captive in egypt is telling his story now. the pivotal role he played in starting the revolution and why he says he is not a hero. >> and tensions between north and south korea. what's expected to come out of the first cross-border talks. ,,,,
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texas.. grand prairie, texas ,warehouse fire. multi-alarm fire has destroyed much of the warehouse. part of the roof has collapsed. cause of the fire undetermined --warehouse makes aluminum cans for monster back in grand prairie texas, a huge warehouse fire, four alarms started early this morning. again, grand prairie texas,
live pictures from our sister station there. much of the building destroyed, the roof collapsed. no word on the cause of the fire. apparently the warehouse makes aluminum cans for monster soft drinks. smoke could be seen for miles around. no injuries reported. but again in grand prairie, texas, a big warehouse up in flames. in egypt today, egyptian president hosni mubarak has taken the concrete steps to implement the reforms promised during two weeks of mass protests. today mubarak set up a committee to recommend constitutional changes that will set term limits for the president and make it easier to run for the office. meanwhile, the white house acknowledges it does not endorse protestors' calls for mubarak to step aside immediately. that google executive released by egyptian authorities says he was behind the facebook page that helped
spark the protests. wael ghonim sobbed yesterday in cairo as he described being blindfolded for much of the two weeks he was held. he said he was snatched off the streets on the third day of the protests but his loved ones didn't know where he was until sunday. [ through interpreter ] >> please don't try to make a hero out of me for i am not one. i'm just a guy who has been sleeping for 12 days. the real heroes are the ones who went down in the streets. >> the first thing he did after he was released was go to tahrir street again. he is not -- he is not in it for the fame. he's in it to get his message across. >> his second cousin spoke to reporters at santa clara university, where she is a student. the google exec is an egyptian national and works in dubai. signs of a slight thaw today in relations between north and south korea. military officers in the two nations held talks inside the demilitarized zone. south korea's defense media agency provided footage of the
meeting. it is the first official dialogue since the north carried out an artillery strike on a south korean island back in november killing four people. today colonels met in a border village to work out logistics for higher level discussions between their defense chiefs. time now 5:13. caltrain bracing for massive cuts so how is its ceo justifying a $400,000 pay check. >> plus, it is one person mark zuckerberg wants to defriend. the stalker who has the billionaire filing a restraining order. ie ,, ♪ [ female announcer ] starbucks via is planted the same...
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peninsula. at the beach upper 50s which is what would you expect this time of year. across the east bay they too will cool into the mid- to low- 60s range for most locations, likewise across the north bay more of the same. that's 20 degrees cooler than this weekend. pretty dramatic cooldown today, a slight bump through the end. week, just a couple degrees, nothing compared to last weekend. and then come this weekend we'll look for a chance of rain to creep back into the forecast. better chance of rain arrives by midweek next week as we return to a more normal winter pattern. right now here's gianna with a look at this breezy traffic conditions. >> and it is breezy, jim. in fact, we are going to show you a live picture of the san mateo bridge where our camera is just shaking around there. lots of windy conditions, in fact they have a high wind advisory in effect for the san mateo bridge so use caution as you cross the span very minimal delays only 14 minutes between
hayward and foster city. along the peninsula, 101 and san mateo county we have a wind advisory in effect so that will affect your drive heading between san jose and sfo or into san francisco along the peninsula. elsewhere let's get a look at the upper deck. we don't have a wind advisory on the bay bridge. but we have high winds. so use caution. traffic moving okay across the upper deck. no delays on the lower deck into oakland. if you are headed through the altamont pass, wind advisory in effect for 580. 15 minutes from the altamont pass to 680. traffic moving nicely but overall again windy conditions so use caution through there also. golden gate bridge problem- free. one of our nice spots this morning. still clearing an accident westbound 4 just past 680 over -- westbound 24 just past 680 over on the shoulder. remember our radio partners when you hit the roads, kcbs 740-am and 106.9-fm. back to you. >> thank you. here's a look at this
morning's top stories. the federal judge who halted executions in california is going to san quentin prison this morning. the death chamber has been rebuilt since judge fogel said it was not suitable for executions. tonight the oakland city council's public safety committee will consider a new proposal to license medical marijuana growing on an industrial scale. the plan envisions allowing five new dispensaries with their own farms off site, plus more farms linked to four existing dispensaries. this afternoon the government will release a report on unintended acceleration in toyota cars. it is the product of a 10-month- long investigation following recalls of more than 11 million vehicles. a key question is whether the cars have faulty electronics. mark zuckerberg says he is being stalked by a man on facebook and in real life. the facebook ceo has obtained a restraining order now against
pradeep manukonda. he has been ordered to stay 300 yards away from zuckerberg, his sister and his girlfriend. the suspect apparently visited several facebook offices attempting to ask zuckerberg for money. there are also reports that he was stopped by security outside zuckerberg's home last month. caltrain's ceo mike scanlon makes $440,000 a year including benefits. that is the highest pay for any transit boss in california, but scanlon also runs samtrans and the san mateo county transportation authority. some former caltrain board members tell the bay area news group, it's worth the money to keep scanlon on the job. this week city officials are looking at a scaled back ballot member to increase bay for school board members. it would increase pay from the current $6,000 a year to $25,000. that is down though from an earlier proposal of $50,000 a
year with a pension. the board of supervisors must approve the measure before it can appear on san francisco's june ballot. it is 5:20. it has been a popular hangout in berkeley for decades but see why a cal favorite is suddenly closing its doors. plus, he became a super bull sensation. we'll tell you what happened when that mini darth vader met the man behind his mask inspiration. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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and good morning, windy commute this morning. advisory has been issued for the san mateo bridge and the altamont pass. more traffic just minutes away. all right. thank you, gianna. a popular uc-berkeley hangout has closed for good after suffering years of debt. larry blake's was a telegraph avenue icon beloved for its beer, salad dressing and sawdust-covered basement. even though the building owner slashed rent and invested $350,000 in building improvements, the business still faltered. it had been around for 71 years. it closed for good this morning. >> you visited there many times? >> yes, went to cam. great salads there. the superstar of volkswagen's little darth vader commercial met the real darth
vader, actor james earl jones. ♪ [ music ] >> that is 6-year-old max page who says he is still too young to watch "star wars" but researched his role online. jones gave the boy an autographed mask on the set of his broadway show. >> to max, may the force be with us from me. >> he was cool. i never got to meet an actor and never met a darth vader actor. >> cute kid. remember this? >> i never saw this commercial yet. >> it was fabulous. the super bowl commercial has been a major hit on television and online. max's parents say their son is blessed. he was born with a congenital heart condition as has a pacemaker. >> so cute. i will have to check that out on youtube. not sure why i missed that during the super bowl. >> it was a great commercial. it's been long, long week
for my new co-anchor frank mallicoat after driving across the country from boston in this record blizzard, he has finally made it to the bay area and will join me here on the anchor desk tomorrow. here's his final video blog. reporter: okay, gang. the welcome to california sign in a very precarious position so we'll have to settle. but here we are a little outside of truckee, some 7 days, 15 states and a whole lot of bad weather, and how are you doing there, miss monique? >> can't believe it! >> you made it. >> you know, i can't believe it. >> not only did monique make it, but so did scoop kitty. hi, scoopy! say hi. unreal. good to be home, guys. i think i'm in the anchor chair on wednesday. unbelievable! we'll see you soon. >> it will be good to have him here. frank, monique and scoop have all made it to their new place in berkeley and again he will join me tomorrow starting at 4:30 tomorrow morning and you can send frank a welcome note. he is on our cbs 5 facebook page. >> do you think he is watching
right now. >> maybe he is getting a little extra sleep. >> he may not have his cable all hooked up. we'll see him later this morning and then tomorrow morning bright and early. a very gusty morning out there. we'll check in with jim in a couple of minutes to see how long the winds will last. >> plus, a high school student mowed down by a car and dragged 700 feet. this morning, the reward her family is offering to catch that hit-and-run driver. will executions resume in california? the special tour this morning that will help decide, that's coming up. and was it an electronics failure or something else? what transportation officials hope to find out about those runaway toyotas.
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down through the day. but you notice the direction here more of a northwesterly component which has brought a big cooldown to the region as we see daytime highs for today expected to be in the upper 50s to low 60s range as we return to near normal temperatures at least for a day or two before we bump them up again a couple degrees. gianna has the traffic. >> of course those windy conditions chp now issued a traffic advisory. high wind advisory for the san mateo bridge. you're looking live at the bring. the camera really shaking around there. so lots of windy gusts. use cautions across the span. 14 minutes between 880 and 101. use the dumbarton bridge as an alternate. it's windy there but no wind advisory in effect. here's a live look traffic crewing along there. if you are on 880, check out the shaking camera. windy here also. northbound, though, clear past the coliseum. high winds reported on the bay bridge but they have not issued
an official wind advisory. back to you. >> thank you. the judge who stopped executions in california goes to prison this morning. let's go to sharon chin at san quentin now where she can tell us more about the judge's visit. sharon, good morning. reporter: good morning. u.s. district judge jeremy fogel is expected to tour the new death chamber here at san quentin this morning. he will have prison officials and lawyers with him. the 10:30 tour is an unusual move but it's part of a trial and a small step in deciding whether california will resume executions. five years ago, executions were put on hold after fogel said the state's death chamber is too outdated. today, he will tour the new and untested $900,000 chamber for lethal injections to see if the state has made its execution program more humane. the new chamber was built under orders from former governor arnold schwarzenegger but there
are a lot of questions still including whether the three- drug combination used would be the best option for california. death penalty supporters argue california's execution program is constitutional, but death penalty opponents say the state has failed to repair its program for the 720 inmates on death row. and if executions are going to resume in california, there are several who have already exhausted their appeals so they would be next in line. back to you. >> thank you, sharon chin in san quentin. a san jose family is offering to pay for information about the driver who put their teenaged girl in the hospital. police say that a car struck the victim early sunday morning on fontaine road in east san jose. she was dragged hundreds of feet down the street. that car never stopped. and now 18-year-old erika luna is in the hospital where she has been in surgery twice since sunday morning. doctors say she may never walk again. her family and friends are posting flyers around the
neighborhood, where they think the driver might live and they are offering a $2,000 reward to catch that person. >> it breaks my heart that she has to go through something like thi this >> the suspect vehicle is a silver or gray minivan or suv. today, a government report may provide some answers about safety problems in toy cars, this after 11 million toyota cars are recalled. christin ayers is in the newsroom with more on what that new report will address. reporter: good morning. we may find out today what was behind all of those reports of stuck gas pedals and unintended acceleration with toyota cars and trucks. toyota has never come up with a definitive answer about what caused the so-called runaway car trouble but has insisted the problems were not electronic. today's government report could support or contradict those
claims. since fall 2009 millions of toyotas have been recalled due to the failures, and toyota has been forced to pay $50 million in record fines. the automaker's profits have suffered in the wake of the recalls and its legal troubles have mound. it's facing a number of potentially devastating lawsuits to. make matters worse, just this morning, toyota reported a 39% drop in its quarterly profits. as many as 93 deaths in the united states could be linked to toyota's problem including a high-speed crash near san diego that happened just after this 911 call. >> and the accelerator is stuck. we're on 125 and can't brake. >> reporter: the company's president insists toyota has fixed the acceleration problems by installing a fail-safe override brake system on all its vehicles.
he told congress there are no electronics flaws. >> a lot of anticipation about that report. christin ayers, thank you. the company that organized sunday's half marathon in san francisco says there was no delay getting help for a collapsed runner who eventually died. 36-year-old peter hass fell to the ground near the finish line. witnesses said paramedics didn't arrive for 20 minutes and dispatchers say they were given three different addresses. other runners started performing cpr. race organizers say medical technicians arrived within five minutes. the city is now investigating. examiners have not determined a cause of death. bay area students who got sick after visiting a marin county science camp have tested positive for the norovirus. more than 50 adults and students reported flu-like symptoms last week. this is the second school district to have students get sick after visiting the walker creek camp. the department of health and
human services says the illness likely spread directly between children rather than through contaminated food or water. walnut creek pulling the plug on those bouncy houses. the city is banning inflatable jump houses from all city parks. city leaders say don't have the staff or resources to regulate them anymore. and they also claim the bounce houses destroy city lawns, take up staff time and can make parks lessen joyable for others. parents say those jump houses are really popular, though. >> they draw. they really do like it. there's that colorful bounce house. >> i understand there's insurance liability but come on. the kids have to bounce. >> in the past they have required paid permits for the jump houses and you could only rent them from companies that promised to protect the city from lawsuits. one month after the shooting rampage in tucson, arizona, legislators are considering some new laws. one proposal would ban large
capacity gun machines like those used white killer in tuscon. another would require schools and public agencies to notify health authorities if someone is fired, expelled or suspended because of violent or threatening behavior. the astronaut married to congresswoman gabrielle giffords has resumed training for a space shuttle mission. mark kelly will fly on the shuttle endeavour in april. he planned to drop out of the mission after giffords was shot in the head at a public event last month. kelly changed his mind after her condition continued to improve. meanwhile, she is out of rehab hospital in houston, the same city where he is training. she is in a rehab hospital in houston. this morning the court ruling that could set a national press dent. >> i'm sorry to have to do this. but i have kids. >> this is not your average
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texas, just outside of dallas. breezy and cool conditions prevailing out there this morning as we see gusty northwesterly winds in the 20 to 40-mile-an-hour ranges across the bay taking temperatures down with a bit of an onshore breeze clocking back to the northwest, cooling our temperatures here. out the door this morning, we are looking for mid-40s to low 50s for most locations, daytime highs back to near normal putting us in the 50s and 60s at the coast, low 60s elsewhere across the bay even with sunshine prevailing and the winds settling down through the afternoon. yesterday a weak disturbance passed across to our northeast, developed a strong pressure gradient or difference in pressure between this low pressure system and the high producing winds resulting in cooler temperatures across the area. tomorrow the high moves back in and winds will shift offshore
and we'll see a couple of degrees of warming through the day tomorrow, still breezy tonight and tomorrow morning as the winds shift southerly. the rest of the week, temperatures bump a couple degrees from where we are expected to be today. today we'll look for those mid- to low-60s for the hot spots, back on the peninsula. and at the beach, looks like upper 50s to low 60s. east bay more of the same, mid- to low-60s there, as well. and the north bay down about 20 degrees for the weekend, mid- to low-60s in the warmer location, cooling towards the water. as we see, couple of degrees of warming to carry us through the end of the week before we see increasing clouds, as well as the chance of some rain appearing looks like sunday, but probably better chance of rain arriving by midweek of next week as we return to a
more normal winter pattern. reports of an accident in livermore eastbound 50 -- 580 at portola. a flipped vehicle is on its roof. it hit debris. a tow truck will be arriving to get everything out of the way. because it's the noncommute direction it will affect the westbound side as well for spectator slowing, lots of activity there so you can see already a backup building westbound 580 through livermore. making matters worse we have a wind advisory in effect for the altamont pass so that's affecting the drive on 580, as well. slow and go speeds westbound from the altamont pass over to 680. you can see the camera shaking this morning. still nice speeds though from 880 to 101. only about 14 minutes. but again because of the wind advisory use caution as you cross the span. 880 through oakland, speeds doing okay as well but again we are seeing some pretty windy
conditions through here also. northbound you're clear though from 238 to the maze. once you hit the maze, metering lights are off and traffic nice approaching the toll plaza. there is no wind advisory for the bay bridge. but we have reports of high winds anyway. things are clear across the upper deck into san francisco. through san francisco, if you want to use mass transit instead, bart, ace, muni and caltrain all running on time. 101 in the a bad drive actually looking good. windy conditions through san mateo bridge. 101 central freeway, traffic is light. back to you. >> thank you. a new legal settlement suggests it is okay or at least legal to say bad things about your boss on facebook. the federal government has settled a lawsuit with an ambulance company in connecticut. the company fired a technician who ripped her boss on facebook. under a settlement with the national labor relations board, the company will no longer
prohibit employees from badmouthing the company or supervisors online. there is no word on whether that technician gets her job back. today marks the release of a highly anticipated book written by former defense secretary donald rumsfeld. it's called "known and unknown." he reflects on the bush administration, 9/11, and the wars in afghanistan and iraq. rumsfeld has served as the white house chief of staff and twice as secretary of defense. the youngest and oldest man ever to hold the post. michael jackson fans will get to see tv coverage of the involuntary manslaughter trial of his doctor. yesterday, a california judge said cameras would be allowed as long as they don't interfere with proceedings. dr. conrad murray has pleaded not guilty in jackson's death from an overdose of powerful drugs. 5:46. here's a check of today's top stories. it is back to san quentin today for the federal judge who closed california's death
chamber five years ago. the facility has been rebuilt since then and judge jeremy fogel will take a tour before he decides if executions may resume. a south bay family is offering a reward to help catch the driver who ran down an 1- year-old in east san jose. -- 18-year-old in east san jose. erika luna was injured sunday morning when she was dragged hundreds of feet down the street and the car kept going. today the federal transportation department will release the results of a 10 month investigation into toyota. it's likely to shed light on whether toyota vehicles have problems with electronics that caused unintended acceleration. the investigation followed recalls of 11 million cars. a breakfast staple just got a little healthier. a usda review of eggs finds that the average amount of cholesterol in one large egg is 14% lower than previously thought. that may be because farmers are giving hens healthier feed and another benefit, large eggs have a little more vitamin d
than they used it. the usda plans to update nutrition labels on egg cartons. indulge on valentine's day. chocolate may be healthier than fruit juice. researchers at hershey's, the chocolate company, they compared cocoa products to fruit juice powders. now, they found that dark chocolate had more anti-oxidant power than the juice. so now they are recommending that cocoa powder and dark chocolate be considered super foods. just a little bit probably. there will be a slight change to the oscar awards this month. producers say they will incorporate mothers of the nominees calling them mom- inees. they are being asked to post updates on twitter and appear during the preshow programs. the 83rd annual academy awards will be presented on february 27th. lindsay lohan will be
charged with felony grand theft. the actress is photographed wearing a $2,500 necklace that went missing from a store in the los angeles area. the actress said it was on loan and her stylist was supposed to return it sooner. well, if convicted, she could spend some time in state prison. troubles never end for her. the polite robber got a not so nice visit by sheriff's deputies. the 65-year-old arrested yesterday in washington. deputies say he was the man who robbed a seattle gas station but not before saying, please and thank you. surveillance video caught it on tape. >> i know i am, sir. i realize. that and i'm really -- i really am sorry to have to do this, but i've got kids. >> deputies say that man is a felon with convictions for forgery and armed robbery. >> almost makes you feel sorry for him, doesn't it? until you hear about his past. 5:49. take me out to the ballgame.
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is offering a new section on international flights with more leg room and extra space to recline. the economy comfort seats as they are known will have as much as 4 additional inches of leg room and recline 50% more than standard economy. but it's going to cost you as always about another 80 to $160 each way. the new seating class, though, includes free liquor. get drunk and then fall asleep, pass out. there is a way to get a leg up on the competition for opening day giants tickets. starting today, fans can submit their names for a random drawing on the team's website. winners will be able to purchase two tickets for either opening day on april 8 or the first night game on april 9th. registration closes february 27th. winners will be selected on march 1. the official celebration kicks off today in green bay. the packers holding a victory rally at lambeau field this
afternoon. seems like most of the nation watched the packers beat the steelers in super bowl xlv. in fact, it was the most watched program in u.s. television history drawing about 111 million viewers. that's about 4 million people more than last year, when the saints upset the colts. >> super bowl mvp and cal grad aaron rodgers appeared on the late show with david letterman last night. it is the 7th year in a row that the winning quarterback has stopped by letterman. he says he focused on baseball and even the military before going to college. the segment ended as you watch here with rodgers throwing a pass to letterman who didn't drop the ball. >> and if you watch when aaron rodgers passes, it is amazing how accurate he is. i mean, just drills it in there and it's almost like the receivers don't really have to move that much. i mean, he is so accurate.
>> it's a great life story too about the patience he had waiting and not getting signed out of high school or, you know, going to a small college before getting picked up at cal. >> look at you. you know a lot about it. >> it's just a wonderful story. all right. we're talking about winds in weather this morning. all our traffic cameras then swaying back and forth during dancing. let's go to jim bernard. do we have some wind advisories this morning? >> gusty low level winds around the bay mainly on the bridges where there's some travel advisories up as we see san mateo bridge northwesterly winds 30 to 30 to 40 miles an hour. elsewhere 17 to 20, exposed bridges on the highways and byways where we see winds gustiest this morning. winds will settle down this afternoon. it's mainly northwesterly direction which is added to some cooling across the bay this morning. we'll get a bit of a bump in the
temperatures chance of rain coming next week. gianna has a traffic update. >> in one of the windy spots we have a major accident. chp has issued a sig alert eastbound 580 at portola avenue for this wreck involving a vehicle and a big rig. now, these vehicles hit a sofa in the road. the two right lanes are blocked until further notice. they are hoping to open things up within the next 45 minutes. you can see we are seeing delays here actually mostly on the westbound side because that's the commute direction. you're going to see delays approaching the scene eastbound 580 at portola coming in the noncommute direction. as jim was saying, we are dealing with windy conditions this morning. we have a wind advisory on 580. that's affecting your drive along the altamont pass, also through the area where that accident is. so use caution. try to avoid it if you can. check this out, san mateo bridge shaky this morning. but so far delays nice between
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