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passed a few months ago. after 68 years in business... a long-time boat vendor... closing up shop today. the years-long battle it had with san francisco. weather ad libs good morning. it's monday, september 5th. i'm grac we've got some low clouds and fog onshore. temperatures in the low 60s, and when we might clear things up coming up. good morning, it is monday, september 5. i'm grace lee. frank has the morning off. investigators are still trying to learn or figure out why silicon valley lab blew up killing a man. stephanie is in menlo park with what officials know so far. good morning, stephanie. >> reporter: good morning, grace. it seems like researchers at mem grain technology and research was doing some pretty routine work, friday, when there was suddenly an explosion that killed him and now we have a security guard who has been posted here and as you can see, it has been all red tagged and
the door has been sealed shut, and cal osha is expected out here tomorrow, after the holiday weekend, to figure out exactly what caused this deadly blast. but we do know is the researcher, adrian martin, reportedly mixed three gases, methane, nitrogen and helium, for a lab project. and menlo park fire officials say a tank containing one of the gases apparently ruptured, and killing the 56-year-old san jose man, who has a wife and a 17-year-old daughter. the blast also threw a female scientist into a corridor that was next door. she survived. suffering eardrum pain. now, according to city leaders, the haz-mat team determined that the explosion actually sent a second container that was leaking through a wall and then lodged into yet another wall. and haz-mat crews made sure gas levels here were low enough before investigators were allowed back in for their last walk through. and that is when they found the two labs that were badly damaged, along with several
offices. and mow we've actually learned that fire officials, they say this lab underwent a safety inspection test and actually passed it. that was back in march. and other than that, though, grace, still a lot of questions here. and that's why cal osha which is of course specializing in workplace safety, will be back out here tomorrow. to try and figure out those answers. grace? >> amazing that it could pass that test. stephanie in menlo park, thank you. on to the east bay, an arrest for one of two shootings that happened within just a couple of blocks of each other in oakland over the weekend. and one victim was critically wounded in a shooting on 73rd avenue. and that happened saturday, while the victim was behind the wheel of his car. and police have a 25-year-old suspect for that shooting. and there are no suspects, for the shooting which killed 20-year-old terrence smith on 74th avenue. >> and two vigils were held in oakland for victims of recent shootings. mourners marched to a check cashing store, and that's where
jose esparza was gunned down a week earlier in front of his 6-year-old son. earlier a group of mothers held a vigil to remember oakland homicide victims and their families. >> this has to stop. so if we are the people who are a product of this environment, it is going to take us to change it, that's what it is going to take. >> if i see a child in need, get off the corner, you don't need to be here and if i know you i will pick you up and take you home and if your home is not right, you will have to go somewhere suitable and safe for yourself. >> oakland has had 80 homicides so far this year. >> 6:03 now. relatives of seven missing fishermen say they will keep raising money for search efforts off the baja california coast. it has been two months sin the boat capsized. 35 people survived. and the body of one man was found on an island beach. the latest search, a week-long effort using sonar ended this weekend. without finding a trace of the wreckage. and this is the last day of business for a family-run
operation that has been in the bay area lake for decades. kristy siefkin joins us from san francisco to explain why so many people are upset about this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, grace. a lot of people will undoubtedly be coming here to golden gate park this afternoon with the gorgeous weather to celebrate the labor day holiday and for those of you who are stopping by the stow lake boat house, this will be the last day that you can rent a paddle boat or a row boat, at least from the original family operators. and now, by the end of today, bruce mcclellan, who is the current con session nare at stow lake will officially close up shop. it was actually his grandfather who started the food and boat business 68 years and ago and the closure comes after a long an contentious battle between mcclellan and the city. one that has left many people very upset. >> if he fixed everything up and they give the concession to someone else, he is out hundreds of thousands of dollars. they give him a long team lease, and he's got new row boats, lined up ready to go.
>> why do you think they did this? >> it is all money. in this city, it is always about the money. >> now, parks an rec ramped up an initiative about a year ago, that was looking to find more commerce opportunities for the park. and just last month, a court ruled that parks and rec had the right to evict mcclellan, from the boathouse here, because his lease for the city-owned property had in fact expired. and mcclellan has since filed a lawsuit claiming that the bid process for the property was flawed and corrupt and that case is currently awaiting trial. in the meantime, mcclellan has until september 15th to clear off the property, and at which point ortega family enterprises will take over the boat house. now, ortega will pay the city $160,000 a year, in rent, and they will also do about a quarter of a million dollars in capital improvements. that includes changing that boat repair facility on the front side of the building. into a lake front restaurant. and also, putting some new boats on to the water. one thing that ortega has promised is to keep that
traditional 1940s feel. something that has drawn many people to the property for years. back to you guys. >> and the end of an era. kristy siefkin, live in san francisco, thank you. a group demanding the end of the bart police force plans a news conference this afternoon to explain the plans for later this week. the group no justice no bart, says it will have a mass action with other community groups on thursday. and that will be outside the powell street station in san francisco. they will call it a spare the fare day with hopes of getting passengers on the trains for free. the monster waves and strong rip kurns along the california coast maybe have claimed the life of a surfer. russ was found unconscious in the ocean in san diego county on saturday. the 42-year-old was pronounced dead at the hospital. nearly two dozen people had to be r-bged on l.a. county beaches this past week because of all of the surf. and an out of control wildfire sparked by a deadly plane crash has forced the evacuation of 100 homes in
southern california. the fire has burned more than five square miles and one house has been destroyed. at least one person died when a single engine cessna went down in the canyon south of bakersfield. and more than 400 firefighters are working to try to contain that blaze. 6:06. lawrence, starting off on this monday, heating up this week. >> it looks like a great week ahead. it will get hot in spots around the bay area today. kind of similar to yesterday. if we're going to see low clouds and fog this morning. and that should give way to a little sunshine as we head in toward the afternoon. warming trend is in effect. yes, it is going to get hot. as we head in toward the next couple of days. temperatures by the afternoon, warm to hot inland and upper 80s in toward livermore and 86 in concord, and about 80 degrees in san jose. and sunny there. and 65 a couple of passing clouds. some sunshine, into san francisco and plenty of clouds out toward the coastline. the next couple of days, the high pressure builds in and the temperatures soar and could reach triple digits inland as we
head toward wednesday and slow cooling as we look toward thursday and friday and much cooler over the weekend. that's the latest weather, grace, back to you. >> thanks, lawrence. and a look at a little bit of traffic today. the labor day holiday means limited public transit in the bay area. and most systems are running on sunday schedules today. and they include ac transit, bart, cal train, muni and bta. and ace trains though are not running at all today. and as for the ferry, the golden gate, vallejo ballic and almeda oakland ferries on weekend holiday schedules and no service today on the almeda harbor ferry. were 08. a busy week ahead for -- 6:08. a busy week ahead for presidential hopefuls and how several candidates are trying to score points with voters this week. a major recall by honda and the problem that could cause a fire. and a scare for a tennis star. why journalists were forced to leave a room during a press conference when this happened. ,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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stim to offer with more flooding possible along the gulf along with tennessee and north carolina. many in lee's path have dealt with this situation all too often. >> i don't know if i can survive another time of starting all over again. just to rebuild and get our stuff and put stuff back in. >> the evacuations in alabama, louisiana, and mississippi are in the hundreds. rather than the thousands. in new orleans, levees appear to be holding up, about six years after hurricane katrina pelted that city. it is labor day. it is also the traditional start of the election season. and today, several republican presidential candidates are hitting the campaign trail. and as tara mergener reports, the democratic incumbent is also working hard to defend his record. president obama will spend his labor day talking about how to get americans back to work. this morning, he will head to detroit, michigan, where the unemployment rate is a
staggering 14.1%. 5% above the national average. >> we need to put our differences aside. and do the right thing for our economy. >> the trip comes on the heels of the weakest job report in almost a year. and just as the election season kicks into full swing. >> we have zero confidence, zero faith in the president. >> in new hampshire last night, former massachusetts governor mitt romney tried to convince a tea party crowd he can fix the economy. >> we have last month zero job creation. look, a shutout is okay in baseball. it is not good when you're talking about jobs. >> romney will unveil his jobs proposal in nevada on tuesday. but he is not the only one with a plan. president obama will unveil his on thursday. while other g.o.p. hopefuls are also working on their ideas. >> the principals that i adopt are permanent fixes, rather than temporary gimmicks like we've seen from the president. >> reporter: minnesota congressman michele bachmann is proceeding reducing the corporate tax rate to 20% and
former utah governor john huntsman is calling for sweeping tax reforms. >> clearing out the cobwebs. clearing out the deductions, the corporate welfare, the subsidies. >> most of the g.o.p. contenders, including front runner rick perry will take their messages to south carolina today. they will participate in a forum in the battle ground state. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. and you can see president obama's address to congress live thursday evening, at 6:00, and that's right here, on cbs 5. 6:14 now. a warning ahead of the 10th anniversary of 9/11. the new way feds say the terrorists could attack. >> the clock is ticking for the u.s. coastal service and why it may not be open at all this holiday season. st >> we're looking at plenty of low clouds and fog around the bay area and temperatures heat up under mostly sunny skies by the afternoon. and plenty of 70s and 80s, and even some low 90s inland.
friday, when gases he was mixing blew up. today is the end for a family-run business that has sold snacks and rented boats at stow lake since the 1940s. the city of san francisco awarded the contract to another vendor forcing the family to close up shop. the u.s. postal service may be forced to shut down this winter. that's according to the new york times. the agency is struggling to pay its bills and might not be able to make a $5.5 billion payment due this month. >> all right. looking good around the bay area today. as we see plenty of sunshine by the afternoon. starting off with low clouds and some fog. and mount vaca cam looking good and the sun is about to come up on this labor day and some comfortable temperatures around most of the bay area, and should be warm, maybe even hot in some spots inland. numbers though out there now mainly in the 50s and a cloudy start to the coastline and low clouds extending into the bay and partly cloudy inland and by the afternoon, the sunshine and the temperatures in the 80s and low 90s. well inland and inside the bay, you will find 70s into oakland
and some 80s in the santa clara valley and out along the coastline, 50s and 60s for highs today. the high pressure in control, we have monsoonal moisture popping up over the sierra nevada bringing some showers and some thunderstorms up there but the ridge is going to strengthen a little bit for today and more so into the next couple of days and some of the numbers inland could flirt with 100 degrees, by late tomorrow, and into wednesday. and so as we look toward our future cast today, patchy fog to begin with as we head throughout the day today and it begins to break up quite a bit and pull back to the coastline where it will sit there the better part of today and most of the bay and the valleys looking great with plenty of sunshine there. and temperatures are going to heat up as high as 89 degrees in morgan hill today and 79 in sunnyvale. and about 74 and sunny in san mateo. and 72 degrees in hayward. and east bay numbers, as high as 90 degrees in brentwood. and 88 in pittsburg. and 88 degrees in pleasant hill. about 90 degrees in pleasanton. then as we look toward our friends in the north, 80 degrees in snow sonoma. 65 degrees in san francisco. and 70 as you make your way to
san leandro. next couple of days, it looks like we heat things up as high pressure strengthens and the temperatures near 100 degrees as we head toward wednesday and cooling off thursday and friday. but as we look toward next weekend, a few monsoonal clouds moving in. much cooler temperatures. over the next weekend. that is a look at weather, grace. back to you. >> thanks for the update, lawrence. 6:19 now. and terrorists may be planning to use small airplanes against tr-rgts in -- targets in the u.s. a nationwide alert from the fbi and homeland security department says there are no specific or credible terrorist threats but it says that terrorists have considered renting private planes and loading them with explosives. honda is recalling nearly a million cars worldwide. the reason for the recall, a problem with power window switches that could potentially melt and catch on fire. that involves the fit sub compact and crv models made from 2005 to 2009. and also recalled, some crz compact hybrids because of a
computer system problem but no injuries related to these defects. the 46th annual muscular dystrophy telethon began with a tribute to the plan who was not there. >> well, let's begin by talking about a plan whom we all admire for the work he has done to help so many children and families. mr. jerry lewis. [ applause ] >> lewis had hosted the telethon since it began back in 1966. the muscular dystrophy association didn't explain why lewis was not part of this year's telethon. yesterday's program though did raise more than $61 million. 6:21 now. and they got a degree. but they want more. why culinary students are cooking up a lawsuit against the schools they graduated from. and who said sumo wrestling was for adults only? how these babies are prepping for their careers on the mat.
the panel will hear arguments over whether the proposition's supporters can appeal a federal t over-turned 6:24. welcome back. the panel of the supreme court will hear arguments over whether the proposition supporters can appeal a federal court ruling that overturn the voter approved ban on gay marriage. depending on the supreme court ruling in 90 days the sponsors
can take their case to a federal appeals court. former students are selling san francisco culinary academy and other cooking skills claiming they were misled about job prospects after graduation. a $40 million settlement, san francisco academy has agreed to pay up to $20,000 per student. nearly 8500 people who attended the academy between 2003 and 2008 may be eligible for the refund. professional eaters descended on buffalo new york and wings are on the menu there. they had 12 minutes to scarf down as many chicken wings as possible. san jose joey chestnut ate 174. sounds impressive right? but the winner, the black widow, sonna thomas, with 183 wings. breaking her own record for the event. and the 44-year-old thomas weighs in at a whopping 105 pounds. of course, that was before she
ate 183 wings. tennis stars served up quite a scare at the u.s. open. >> this was the most difficult part of the pret session. >> raphael nadal fell over but he was talking to reporters who enhe suddenly stopped speaking with a leg cramp and medical staff were called in and journalists were ordered to leave the room. he eventually got back up and continued the press conference and it was very hot and humid and it may have contributed to his condition there. parents never too early to get your children started in sports. 40 babies took part in the sumo ring entering ceremony in nagasaki japan. it is a 300-year-old tradition to pray for children's health and salt sprinkled on the babies for purification. not all of them seemed to like it though. they were taken into the ring by adult sumo wrestlers to stomp
around. that one fell asleep. got bored. 6:26. when it comes to construction, they are putting the pedal to the metal and why bay area road repairs are kicking into how gear. and bart protesters promised another demonstration this week and why they say this time, riders might actually be happy about it. we've learned a safety inspection, just months ago at this menlo park lab. where on friday, an explosion killed a man and injured his co-worker. we have the latest in the investigation, coming up. if you're headed to stow lake for a labor day boat ride, it is the last day to rent a boat from the original family operators. why the stow lake corporation has to close its doors and the changes you can expect to see at the lakehouse coming up. it is a quiet start to this labor day. low clouds and fog onshore now. and the temperatures are running in the 50s. how warm it will get in your neighborhood, coming up.
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>> me either. probably not. folks, if you're headed out this morning, low clouds and fog out there. it extends inside the bay, and some of the valleys, too, are seeing some of that. temperatures are in the 50s. going to heat up nicely today. and much hotter over the next couple of days, as high pressure will be building in. and some temperatures flirting with 100 degrees. as we head in toward the middle of the week and more on that coming up in just a few minutes. grace, back to you. >> thanks, lawrence. 6:30 now. decades of one family's labor comes to an end, this labor day, at a lake in san francisco. kristy siefkin joins us from stow lake to explain why the family business is being forced to shut down. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, grace. a lot of people will undoubtedly be spending their labor day day at golden gate park soaking up the sun and some of them may be actually hitting the water. if you're a person making your way to stow lake today, the last day to rent a paddle boat or a row boat, at least from those original family owners. by the end of today, bruce mcclellan who is the current concessionaire at stow lake will officially close up shop.
it was actually his grandfather who started the food and boat business here at the lake over 68 years ago and the closure today comes after a long contentious battle between mcclellan and the city. and one that has left boat rental manager jeff bones very upset. >> i'm completely just disgusted on how of all places, san francisco, you would think that it would be a very progressive and understanding and sympathetic to your community, but it is totally untrue. >> now, parks and rec ramped up aen initiative more than a year ago to look for more commerce in the park here. and it was just last month the court ruled that parks and rec did have the right to evict mcclelen from the boat house here because his lease for the city-owned property had expired. and now, mcclellan filed a lawsuit claiming that the bid process for that property was flawed. and corrupt. and that case is currently awaiting trial. and in the meantime, mcclellan
has until september 15 to clear out the property here, at which point the ortega family enterprises will take over. and now, they're expected to pay $160,000 a year, to the city, and additionally they're investing about a quarter of a million dollars in a capital campaign, to renovating the property. so that is going to include changing the boat repair facility into a lake front restaurant and also putting some new boats on the water. and the ortega business has also promised to keep the original 1940s essence intact here since that is something that has drawn the people to the lakehouse for many years. back to you guys. >> get out and rent a boat. kristy siefkin, live in san francisco, thank you. well, the relatives of seven missing fishermen say this will keep raising money for search efforts off the baja california coast. it is two months since the boat capsized. 35 people survived and the body of one man was found on an island beach. the latest search, a week-long effort using sonar ended this weekend but without finding a trace of that wreckage.
those monster waves and strong rip currents along the california coast may have claimed the life of a surfer. and russ demateo was found unconscious in the ocean in san diego county on saturday. the 42-year-old was pronounced dead at the hospital. nearly two dozen people have been rescued on l.a. county beaches just in the past week. state investigators are trying to figure out what caused a deadly explosion on the peninsula. that's where we find stephanie, in menlo park, where a lab worker was killed on friday. good morning, stephanie. >> good morning, grace. there are signs of the explosion here at membrane technology and research. there is a security guard who was walking around making sure no one goes inside. and even if you go out to the door, you see the big red sign, red tagged and the door sealed shut with the red evidence tape. and fire officials say the lab actually passed a safety inspection test. and that was back in march. but there is still plenty of questions as to what caused the explosion. and how osha will be up here
tomorrow to try and sort it all out. we do know that a researcher adrian martin is reportedly mixing three gases, methane, nitrogen and helium, for a lab project, and menlo park fire officials say a tank containing one of those gases apparently ruptured, killing the 56-year-old san jose man. and the blast also threw a female co-worker into a room next door and she suffered eardrum pain but she is okay. and she survived and is taken to stanford medical center. according to city leaders, the haz-mat team determined that the explosion actually sent a second container that was leaking through a wall, lodging the contain ner another wall. haz-mat crews made sure gas levels were low enough before investigators were allowed back in. during their last walk through. they found extensive damage to two labs, and several offices. and now, membrane technology and research here, specializes in gas separation, it seems that martin was doing some pretty routine work with gases,
transferring gases, friday, when the explosion happened, and he leaves behind a wife and a 17-year-old daughter. now, cal osha will be back out here tomorrow, and it is still considered a crime scene and we will be trying to figure out what happened. grace? >> hopefully get some answers. >> stephanie in menlo park, thank you. protesters are planning what they call a mass action against bart and san francisco and they plan it for later this week. the group no justice no bart will gather at the civic center bart station this afternoon to explain their protest against bart police. on thursday they plan to protest outside the powell station. they say it is a demonstration, if it is successful, passengers will not pay to ride from powell street. 6:36. trying to plan your labor day activities, we got lawrence here to let you know how the weather is going to shape up your plans. >> i'm thinking barbecues, and picnics, and any of those things you want to do outside. >> corn on the cob. >> yes, sounds good. a great day to do it. we're starting out with low clouds out there this morning,
and looking toward parts of the east bay, and pleasanton, you can see some breaks already in some of those clouds and more sunshine as we head toward the afternoon, and those numbers are going to heat up very nicely outside today. and in the south bay, you will see sunny skies and 80 degrees. and 81 cupertino. about 89 degrees in morgan hill. and 79 degrees in sunnyvale. and toward the east bay, going to start to get hot in spots. pleasanton checking in at about 90 degrees, about 89 in antioch and about 88 in livermore. and as you make your way into the central bay, 65 degrees in san francisco and still a bit cooler up to the coastline and beautiful sunshine and about 71 degrees in oakland. back to you, grace. >> thanks, lawrence. and 6:37. and transit options are limited on this labor day holiday. most systems are running on sunday schedules today. they include ac transit. bart, and cal train, and muni and bta. and ace trains are not running today. as for the ferry, the golden gate, the vallejo bay link and almeda oakland ferries are on weekend holiday schedules and no service today on the almeda
harbor ferry. oakland police have just announced an arrest, as they investigate two separate shootings. but they happened within just a few blocks of each other on saturday. and one victim was shot multiple times while driving on 73rd avenue and critically injured. police have a 25-year-old suspect for that shooting. and there are no suspects for the one which killed 20-year-old terrence smith on 74th avenue. >> and two vigils were held in oakland for victims of recent shootings. mourners marched to a check cashing store where jose esparza was gunned down a week earlier in front of his six-week-old son. and oakland homicide victims and their families were remembered. >> this has to stop. if we are the people who were the product of this environment, it is going to take us to change it. that's what it is going to take. >> if i see a child in need, get off the corner, you don't need to be here, if i know you i will
pick you up and take you home and if your home is not right, you will have to go somewhere that is suitable and safe for yourself. >> i love you. >> oakland has had 80 homes so far this year. law officers trying to find a mendocino county murder suspect, are focused on the area near fort bragg. and 35-year-old aaron bassler was reportedly seen near his mother's house yesterday morning. and bassler is accused of killing fort bragg city councilman jerry mellow and matthew coleman of the mendocino land trust in separate shootings last month. and coming up, water wind and fire. nature brought them all. still ahead the damage from tropical depression lee and the tornado that was spotted in new york. plus, honda recalled more than a million vehicles. the cars affected, and their potential dangers. could it affect you? straight ahead. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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this is in upstate new york. look at this thing. an amateur storm chaser captured the images of the funnel clouds in amsterdam. it looks massive of the just outside of albany. based on the video, the national weather service has confirmed that this was indeed a tornado. some houses were damaged. but there were no reports of serious injuries. one time tropical storm lee has now been demoted to a tropical depression. but more trouble can still be ahead for states along the gulf coast and elsewhere. drew levinson looks at the damage lee has already caused. >> reporter: front yards look more like lakes, as lee dropped more than a foot of rain along the gulf coast. low-lying communities are taking the brunt of the storm. the tiny town of lefitte louisiana is under several feet of water because of overflowing bayous and sandbags in some places are failing to hold back the flood waters. >> a couple of days ago, this wasn't even a named storm. i would hate to see if a hurricane really came up. >> parts of the nearby community
of crown point are under two feet of water. people who live here are gathering their belongings and looking for dry land. >> i don't know if i can survive another starting all over again. just to rebuild. and get our stuff and put stuff back in. it is hard. >> in plaquemines parish, water is topping levs, trapping a herd of cattle and flooding roadways. >> it comes up more than expected. and if this goes under water, the only way out is on top of the mississippi water levee. stalled cars, and people were forced to row and walk to safety. >> normally we don't get this much with something this little. >> reporter: in alabama, people are cleaning up from possible tornadoes, spun off from lee. trees were uprooted. homes crushed. >> it sounded like a run-away freight train going right lieu. >> the tomorrow is expected to move out of the gulf coast monday. and head north. and forecasters say the biggest concern is flash flooding, and more tornadoes.
drew elevenson, cbs news. all right, we are looking good here, in the bay area, on this labor day, and it should be a great day to have a picnic if you want. and mount vaca cam, coming up, monsoonal moisture makes its way over the sierra nevada and i don't think we have to worry about that in the bay area and low clouds and fog in the morning and when that will break up, it will be the key and let's check things out. around the bay today, right now, we got temperatures running in the 50s and mostly cloudy toward the coastline and inside the bay and partly cloudy in some of the valleys. and by the afternoon, we are going to see the fog and low clouds pull back toward the coastline and some of that monsoonal moisture makes its way into the sierra nevada and isolated thunderstorms are a possibility right there. especially toward the afternoon hours. here in the bay area, the fog will continue to pull out. lots of sunshine coming our way. it will be slightly warmer around the bay area for today. and i think much warmer tomorrow and wednesday and when some of the temperatures are going to flirt with 100 100 as we head toward the middle of the week. 98 degrees and hot in fresno.
94 degrees in sacramento and monsoonal clouds and the possible of isolated thunderstorms in yosemite and lake tahoe as well and in the bay area, the temperatures will warm up very nicely with some barbecue plans and a picnic plan and 78 degrees in santa clara and 7 a degrees in mountain view -- 75 degrees in mountain view. 90 in plentwood. 88 in pittsburg. and 86 in concord. and 88 degrees in pleasant hill. as we look to the north bay, temperatures as high as 80 degrees in sonoma. about 79 degrees in santa rosa. patchy fog and 59 are degrees in the afternoon in daly city. 100-degrees in the hottest spots on wednesday and then the temperatures cool off slowly. much cooler tort the next weekend. -- toward the next weekend. that's it for weather. back to you. >> thanks, frank. i mean lawrence.
missing frank today. and despout de-- millions of dollars of savings on low bids. with more on this, we have kcbs reporter bob butler and good morning to you, bob. >> good morning. >> this is good news for a lot of drivers out there. because we all know how bumpy some of those roads can be. >> if you have ever driven up interstate 80 to nevada, you get up here, like truckie, and all of that area, and you get past that and really bumpy and hit nevada and the state line, and the road smoothes out. >> is it possible to avoid the potholes in the area? but now the changes are coming? >> what happened has been the federal government has given stimulus money a couple of years ago and the money is still being used and because the economy is in a downturn, contractors are reducing their bids which allows caltrans to spread the projects out over more projects and you have the projects in the south bay and 85 and 17 and 237 getting repaving and interstate
80 from the contra costa county line to the bay bridge. i-5 in sacramento. highway 17 in oakland. and all of them. 880. the nimitz freeway in oakland. all of them are getting repaving jobs and normally they wouldn't get them if it wouldn't be for this circumstance. >> and the circumstance being because of the recession, a lot of contractors are low balling their bids, right? >> i wouldn't say low balling but not bidding as high as they normally would. and because of that caltrans is saving, for instance, $163 million, they saved, it saved, in the south bay, and being able to spread that money out over more projects. >> god and bad for our economy, too, right? >> good for the economy if you're local and a highway worker, you're working, you may not be making as much money but at least you're working. >> we will take that in times like these especially with the jobs report out on friday. >> bob butler from kcbs radio, thanks for joining us today on this labor day. >> thank you. 6:48. honda in the meantime recalling nearly a million cars worldwide. most of the recall is a problem
with power window switches and that could potentially melt and catch fire. that involves the fit sub compact and crv models from 2005 to 2009. and also recalled some crz compact hybrids because of a computer system problems and no injuries related to these defects. asian stock markets down today. in a big way. and this is amid concerns about some disappointing jobs data in the u.s. that we were just talking about. japan's nikeii index closed down nearly 2%. and hong kong's slipped 3%. and south korea, 4.5%. markets in the u.s. are closed today. but as alexis christophorous tells us, there is plenty for traders and investors to think about. >> reporter: the stock and bond markets are closed for the labor day holiday. on friday, stocks plunged after a weaker-than-expected unemployment report renewed fears that the economy can slip back into a recession.
the dow slipped 253 points. the nasdaq gave back 66. traders will have plenty to look forward to when they return to work. president obama will introduce a plan for creating jobs and boosting economic growth and a rare address to a joint session of congress this week. he is expected to call for more investments in the country's infrastructure, and a possible extension to the 2011 payroll tax credit. to boost consumer spending. and the obama administration has estimated that unemployment will average about 9% next year. and the rate was 7.8% when obama took office. and the white house office of management and budget projects overall economic growth of only 1.7% this year. if you're in the marth to buy a car, you -- market to buy a car, you have a few more hours to get into on what might be the best deals of the year. the end of summer marks the transition between the 2011 and 2012 not model year for many automakers. the magazine consumer reports says car manufacturers and dealerships are making way for the newer models and offering deep discounts on cars for the
outgoing model year. that's your money watch. for more, stay with cbs money watch .com. at the new york stock exchange, i'm alexis christophorous. 6:50 now. the u.s. postal service warns that it may soon be in default. that's according to the new york times, and the agency is struggling to pay its bills, and it might not be able to make a $5.5 billion payment due this month. the postal service is calling on congress to step in and help straighten out its financing. without help, the agency says they may be forced to shut down this winter. and still no explanation why jerry lewis was not part of this year's muscular dystrophy telethon. the show began with a tribute to the man who presided over that event for 45 years. >> well, let's begin by talking about a man whom we all admire for the work he has done to help so many children and families, mr. jerry lewis. [ applause ] >> lewis has hosted that telethon since it began in 1966.
yesterday's program though managed to raise a whopping $61 million. well, a lot of you don't have to work today. but this labor day is one man's last day on the job. why this bay area business is closing after 68 years. coming up on "the early show," tropical storm lee brings more than a foot of rain and tornadoes to the deep south and threatens more severe flash flooding as it moves northeast this week, we will have the latest from hard-hit louisiana. and president obama goes to detroit for labor day. we will hear more about his visit and what he will have to say later this week in his jobs speech. we will also catch up with sarah palin who is not declared but kind of on the trail right now. we will talk about all of the candidates with g.o.p. senator and tea party favorite jim demint. also this morning, the inspiring story of an alabama town devastated by a deadly tornado and the town's only doctor is working to rebuild. coming up on "the early show."
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coming here to golden gate park to celebrate labor day and if you're one of the people planning to go on a boat ride at stow lake, it is the last day you can rent a paddle boat or a row boat, at least from the original family owners. by the end of today, bruce mcclellan, the current concessionaire at stow lake will officially close up shop. his grandfather was the one who started the food and boat concession here, 68 years ago. and the closure today comes after a lot -- or a long battle between actually the city of san francisco, and the mcclellan family. and now, mcclellan filed a lawsuit claiming that the bid process for the property was flawed. and corrupt. and this case is awaiting trial. it was just this last month that the court ruled that the parks and rec had the right to evict mcclellan because his lease for the city-owned property had expired. now, until the 15th, mcclellan can clean up the space although he plans to shut the doors today. at which point the ortega family enterprises will take over. and now, they plan to pay the
city $160,000 a year, in rent, and additionally they're going to undertake about a quarter of a million dollars in improvements, and that includes changing the front side of the property, which is currently a boat repair facility, and they're going to make that into an open air restaurant that faces the lake and new boats on the water and promise to maintain that 1940s historic feel that has attracted to so -- so many people to the property over the years. back to you. >> kristy siefkin, thank you. a menlo park lab where a plan was killed friday gets a visit from cal osha investigators tomorrow. they are trying to figure out exactly what caused the explosion that killed 56-year-old adrian martin, apparently mixing three different gases when they blew up. fire officials say the lab passed a safety inspection six months ago. a group demanding the end of the bart police force plans a news conference this afternoon to explain the plans for later this week. the group, no justice, no bart,
says it will have a plas action with other community groups on -- a mass action with other community groups on thursday. and they will be outside the powell street station in san francisco. and they will have a spare the fare day. with hopes of getting passengers on the train for free that day. i have something free for you guys, though. weather cast. >> weather, yup. it is looking good. a little gray out there right now. no worries. shaping up to be pretty nice and a lot of sunshine and the temperatures are going to be warm to hot inland and 80s and some low 90s inside the bay and it should become mostly sunny in the latter part of the day and temperatures in the 70s. and even some 80s in toward the santa clara valley and 50s and 60s toward the coastline and a lot of clouds out at the beaches and cool will if you're headed in that direction. the next couple of days, we're expecting some hotter temperatures and some triple digits the possibility as we head in toward wednesday and then slow cooling on thursday and friday, and more cooling as we head in toward next weekend. by the way, not a bad day to go check out a game. if you don't want to go to a barbecue or picnic, why not the a's game today. i think we're looking good.
sunshine there, 105 game time. and 71 degrees. and ballpark hot dogs. that sounds good. a nice beverage. peanuts. >> roasted peanuts. i love peanuts at the game. >> should be great. >> 71-degree weather. seems like a good option. >> thanks a lot, lawrence. >> and transit options limited, though on this labor day holiday and most systems are running on sunday schedules, ac transit, bart, cal train muni, and ace trains are not running today. as for the ferry, the golden gate, vallejo bay link and almeda ferries are on weekend holiday schedules. no service today on the almeda harbor ferry. a wayward penguin. have you seen this guy? >> very cute. >> he washed ashore in new zealand earlier this summer and he is back in the wild today. the emperor penguin, dubbed happy feet, look at him. he didn't want to go in the water. the water is too cold. especially in the