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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. an explosion knocking a richmond home off its foundation. we have a live report on the damage and a search for a cause. several san francisco police officers hurt in a crash. the difficult rescue and the latest on their conditions. and good morning, everybody. it is tuesday, november 1. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm grace lee. it is 5 a.m. we continue to follow breaking news in the east bay. a powerful explosion has blown a house off its foundation. >> the cause this morning remains mystery. anser hassan is in richmond checking in on the investigation, joins us with the very latest. anser, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. in looking at this house, looking at the destruction, how the windows were blown out, the
walls were blown out, would you think there would be destruction or injuries to people. we spoke with the home owner this morning. he didn't want to talk on camera but said he was literally blown out of his room. he is completely covered in dirt. we are joined with the captain of the richmond fire department, captain petite. thank you for joining us. so very quickly, explain what happened. >> we got a call at 2:20 for an explosion in a house. we got here, we didn't see any fire. saw the debris that's on the front yard and then not until we got to the left side of the house where we saw the significant damage. the wall is away from the rest of the house. so as far as the cause, it's still under investigation. we couldn't find anything obvious. we have an investigator here. >> what were your thoughts of what happened? >> immediate thought was some type of gas so we looked, shut off the gas. we didn't see anything significant. >> so your investigators are on scene now. what will they be looking for? clues? >> reporter: they will be
looking for any type of -- again, some type of gas or propane for a leak. they will check wiring. they are going to run a bunch of different searches to figure out what it was. >> reporter: looking at the destruction, the windows and walls are blown out. this house is pretty much damaged. what do you think is the cause of the explosion? >> i'm not sure. there was nothing obvious. >> reporter: any propane tanks or anything inside? >> nothing inside. just like any house it has propane tanks in the backyard for a barbecue. >> reporter: thank you, captain potel. again, four people were inside. we have reports of minor injuries to one person's leg. but again, in looking at the house, you can see the back wall is blown off the foundation, the windows are also blown out so fire and police departments saying everyone pretty lucky this morning for just one minor damage and everyone else seems to be okay. back to you. >> just looking at how large an
explosion that was, has the captain said anything about being concerned about the house around it or does it look like it was just contained to that one house? >> yeah. that's a good question. the fire captain said that as soon as they got on scene, they cut off power and gas to this house and they're pretty confidence it was limited to this one house. no evacuation for any other house. so aside from the damage, everyone else is okay in the homes nearby, as well. >> that side wall looks like it's blown off the foundation. did you get a chance to go in the back? is the back wall just completely gone in this house? >> yeah. our photographer vince he had an opportunity to tour the back of the house. and he says that, yeah, absolutely, that the back looks maybe even worse than the front
does. >> reporter: they are working with investigators to see where they can go in to get their belongings. >> in the middle of the night, the people are lucky to be okay. thank you, anser hassan in richmond. three undercover police officers are hurt after their patrol car crashed into a power pole overnight just a few hours ago in san francisco's mission district. and kristy seifkin tells us what the officers were responding to moments before that crash. >> reporter: this morning police were driving along potrero avenue and crashed into that light pole on the eastern side just south of 19th avenue. when we arrived on the scene this morning that car was still plowed into the pole. the windshield shattered. we also saw a door that had fallen off the car that was being moved by some
investigators. pretty bad shape. the car was totaled there. were three plainclothes officers traveling inside the car in an unmarked ford vehicle at the time of the crash. and originally we had heard that one of them might have had serious injuries. good news is we just spoke with the sergeant here on scene who confirmed that all three have nonlife-threatening injuries. they are in the hospital right now recovering. and no idea of what caused that crash at this time. they ended up on the opposite side of the street. no other vehicles involved that we're aware of. while police don't think that any alcohol was involved or drugs were involved, it is procedure for them to investigate that and look into it. so clean-up under way here at the scene. streets are closed just north and south of 19th or potrero so heads up. a tow truck removed the vehicle. roads are blocked so use alternates. the chance of protestors at
today's city council meeting in oakland has extra patrols on duty both regular police and private security. "occupy oakland" is calling for a strike tomorrow to shut down banks and the port of oakland. >> so much of what they are doing is supported by us. >> the city isn't taking a support on the strike but we have provided general information about the process for approval to be out on wednesday. >> some city workers are expected to participate as well as some school district employees but police officers are ordered to report to work. 5:06. two-year-old conjoined twins will undergo surgery in palo alto to get separated. angelina and angelica were born in the philippines but have been living in san jose. they are attached at the chest
and abdomen. 20 doctors and nurse will take part in the surgery at lucille packard children's hospital today. the procedure will last nine hours. cute little girls. they're hopeful everything is turn out. >> hope for the best. let's check the weather and a little cool this morning. >> yeah. i didn't mean the beginning of the end. [ laughter ] >> i sounded like mr. doomsday. >> very dire. >> but i knew we are starting a new pattern. >> you're right. we don't have many days like this anymore. today will be super, gorgeous all the way to the coastline with the offshore winds. fire danger is going to be running high. but boy, it is going to look nice outside. right now, we have some 50s and low 60s. by the afternoon, sunshine going to crank those temperatures up, 70s and low 80s inland, plenty of 70s around the bay. looking at 60s and 70s even at the beaches. major changes in the forecast.
slightly cooler. by thursday we are talking about the possibility of showers returning to the bay area and more unsettled weather over the weekend, possibly another storm late saturday night into sunday. that's a look at weather. let's check on traffic with elizabeth. new problems southbound 880 before the 23rd exit and our sensors are starting to see some slowing along the stretch. closer towards the coliseum, southbound 880 traffic cleared. mount hamilton just east of san jose, highway 130 shut down at alum rock avenue so use quimby. all lanes blocked because a big rig ran off the road. no issues at the bay bridge, quiet into san francisco. same thing across the golden gate bridge. no spooky halloween fog that we had yesterday. nice smooth ride across the span. back to you.
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missing his main artery by just 2 mm. and in a few hours the california high-speed rail authority will make public a revised estimate for linking the bay area with southern california. it's expected to be $98.5 billion. that's up from $43 billion. once built, the system will not require public operating subsidies. opponents are likely to season this new price tag saying that california can't afford it. the governor and the legislature still have to give final approval to the project. another big hurdle for republican presidential candidate herman cain who says he is now the target of a witch hunt. the latest allegation is a possible violation of campaign finance laws. the milwaukee journal sentinel reports the cain campaign may have accepted goods and services from a tax-exempt group founded by cain's chief of staff. no public comment from the cain camp but cain is defending
himself from another report that he was accused of sexual harassmen in the '90s as head of the american restaurant association. i was standing next to a woman. i brought my hand and saying, you're the same height as my we have. that made her uncomfortable. >> he said he was unaware of a financial settlement between an organization and the two plaintiffs. later in the day he confirmed a minimal agreement was reached. time now 5:13. solyndra cleaning house. how you can own a piece of that troubled solar company. >> and it could be the most interesting day yet in the michael jackson death trial. the big deadline for dr. conrad murray. ♪ born to be wild [ female announcer ] is your medicare plan keeping up with you? ♪ since you've never been one to slow down, now through december 7th, you won't have to.
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on some of this morning's top stories... a house explosion in richmond sent one man to the hospital early the blast on ohio in the headlines, a house explosion in richmond sent one man to the hospital early this morning. the cause of the blast on ohio avenue still under investigation. three san francisco police officers are in the hospital after their unmarked patrol car hit a light pole in the mission district. it happened this morning. they had been responding to a call of a man that had a knife. and tens of thousands of homes and business remain
without power after the weekend snowstorm in the north east. the pre-winter blast is blamed for 21 deaths in the united states and canada. major changes coming our way. enjoy the sunshine today, folks. it is going to be a gorgeous day outside today as high pressure is building in overhead. those offshore winds are blowing. skies mostly clear. we are seeing a couple of patches of fog most of that toward santa cruz. temperatures mainly into the 50s. but by the afternoon, we are basking in sunshine and temperatures up in the 70s and the 80s in much of the bay area. it will be breezy though in the hills and there is a red flag warning up. still, skies mostly clear to start out this morning. hint of fog in santa cruz. next couple of days nice, warmest day of the week. then a storm brewing in the pacific will bring some rain to the bay area as early as
thursday. red flag warnings through tomorrow. gusty winds over the mountaintops above the north and east bay hills. looks like things will change directions as we'll see cooler air and rain coming our way. temperatures going to be spectacular today. enjoy it. 80 degrees in campbell, 78 redwood city. about 75 degrees in hayward. east bay temperatures up into the 70s and also the 80s. and as you get inside the bay you will find beautiful weather, as well. about 74 degrees in san francisco. 74 in oakland. and about 8 degrees in santa rosa. next couple of days, enjoyable. then we start to see that rain begin to move into the bay area and it's that time of year things staying unsettled and much cooler around the bay area, maybe some frost toward the weekend, as well. and then another storm moves in late inside and into sunday. that's a look at weather. let's check on traffic with elizabeth. >> thank you. we're following a number of problems on the road so far this morning including this one in oakland. this is our big issue traffic- wise. southbound 880 at 23rd. for a while all lanes were
blocked. they are working to clear an accident involving a big rig and another car. they may have been able to open a couple of lanes here within the last couple of minutes but again southbound 880 at 23rd expect delays. big rig versus car. if you want to consider mass transit everything is off to a great start for bart, ace, muni and caltrain and your ferries. no issues for anything mass transit-related. bay bridge light traffic no metering lights no delay heading into san francisco. as frank said in the news headlines, we have been following an officer involved accident on city streets in san francisco's mission district. a police car hit a light pole so potrero is closed off at 9th so heads up commuting in that area. we'll have more on that throughout the morning, by the way. the golden gate bridge is quiet and not as much fog as yesterday into the city. and across the south bay, no major issues in san jose this morning including come out of downtown san jose. there's live look at the 280
traffic. and you are looking good towards highway 85 closer towards cupertino. and if anything changes, remember kcbs once you do hit the roads. they're our radio partners. and you can find them at 740-am and 106.9-fm. back to you. >> thank you. a proposed law to restrict public nudity in san francisco goes before the board of supervisors today. the proposal would outlaw nudity in restaurants and it would also prohibit sitting on benches or other public seating without first laying down clothing or a towel. supervise scott weiner introduced the law last month after complaints about unsanitary behavior in the castro district. 8:30 this morning a deadline in the michael jackson trial. dr. conrad murray is still deciding whether to testify in his involuntary manslaughter trial. the judge gave him until this morning to make up his mind. meanwhile defense attorneys are expected to call their final medical witness today. the federal reserve begins a two-day meeting today.
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world series triumph retired as manager of the st. louis cardinals going out on it. the decision came three days after his team won the world series. first manager to ever retire immediately following a championship. he spent 33 years as a manager in the big leagues including 10 right here in the bay area with the oakland as. he is number 3 on the all-time win list as a big league manager. he is a resident of blackhawk in contra costa county out in the danville area, and a good guy. >> good time to leave. >> yeah. got plenty of money at 6 7. i think he knew he was going tree tire, too, before they won the title. it was time. >> good timing. all right. 5:26, same name, wrong guy. >> herman cain said he was the victim of a witch hunt. this morning, he is opening up about sexual harassment allegations, as well. and three officers injured in the mission district respond to a call and crash into a light post on the wrong side of
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rescued from their car. >> warm today and fire danger high, more coming up. >> a big rig accident in oakland on 880 causing traffic to back up into downtown oakland. we'll have details coming up. good morning, it's tuesday, november 1. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm grace lee. it's 5:30. we begin with three san francisco police officers. they are in the hospital after their unmarked patrol car crashed into a power pole. >> it happened a few hours ago in san francisco's mission district. kristy seifkin tells us what the officers were responding to at the time. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, frank and grace. yeah, just before 2:00 this morning officers were responding to a priority call about a man with a knife. they were traveling southbound on potrero and ended up on the opposite side of the street crashing into a power pole on the eastern side of potrero
just south of 19th. >> they are still in the hospital from. what i understand they will be hospitalized for their injuries but they are nonlife- threatening injuries. one other thing, sobriety is not a factor in this case but by department policy the driver will undergo chemical testing. >> reporter: so those officers are in the hospital right now in good condition. but the crime scene was a mess when we arrived. the car was still crashed into the light post. the windshield broken. we did see a small tree was broken, too, just to the side of the light post. the car was so badly beaten up that one of the car doors had fallen off. we saw investigators moving that out of the way. they were here on the scene this morning taking photos and when we spoke to an officer a little earlier, he said they don't not cause of the crash at this point. they don't have any idea of what speed the car was going so still waiting to get more details back from police about that. we'll certainly keep you updated as we get more information.
back to you. >> thank you. walls blown out, windows were shattered and one burn victim home explosion in the east bay. anser hassan is in richmond where the cause is still a big mystery. he joins us with more on that story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. the homeowners and the people who lived inside said they were literally blown blown out. you can see the windows blown out. this back wall ripped off the foundation. fire investigators say they are still trying to determine what happened this morning. a captain with the richmond fire department said they got the call of an explosion around 2:30. when they arrived on scene this is what they saw, walls blown off the foundation, windows shattered. inside, even worse. the people who live here say they felt like it was a big earthquake. all we know right now is that there's some type explosion that may have originated in one of the back rooms.
firefighters are trying to determine cause. >> saw the debris on the front yard and not until we got to the left side of the house where we saw damage. the cause is still under investigation. there was nothing obvious. we have investigators here right now. >> reporter: the home other than was able to go through the house to see what's going on collects some belongings. there were four people inside the house and interestingly enough, look at the devastation, destruction, you would think there would be major damage or injuries. only one minor injuries to the victim with leg burns. we are also told the power and gas are cut off to the area. no other homes in the area were threatened. >> are authorities bewildered that somebody wasn't hurt in a bad way? because you look at the house,
it looks like a mess. four people inside the house and they are all going to be okay , huh? >> reporter: yeah. that's right. to quote the captain, he called it a miracle that no one was severely injured. but they were shaken up. the homeowner completely covered in dirt. i think he woke up found himself in the backyard. so again, four people inside. only one minor injury. so thankfully, it could have been a lot worse. so thankfully, only that one minor injury. >> lucky guys. okay. very good. anser hassan live in richmond this morning. thank you. oakland city hall set going extra patrols from the police department and private security. officials are concerned about protestors at today's city council meeting. the "occupy oakland" forces are calling for a general strike in oakland tomorrow. the goal is to shut down banks and the port of oakland. some city workers are expected to participate as are some school district employees.
>> "occupy oakland" has called for all banks and corporations to close for the day of the general strike or demonstrators will march on them. >> i think it's a major mistake. strike for what? >> and police attacks on our communities -- end police attacks on our communities, to defend our schools and libraries against closures. >> the police department will be fully staffed, no days off. jean quan says the last thing oakland needs is an expensive recall campaign, her official first response to the recall effort. the people behind her recall effort says quan is ignoring public safety as oakland's most pressing issue. the next step in the recall is gathering signatures to put it on the ballot. the san francisco sheriff's department says that despite accusations, it's not likely that one of its deputies caused the injuries to a former marine in oakland last week. "the examiner" reports the group named three members of the san francisco sheriff's
department who were caught on video. the sheriff's department says it is investigating but doesn't think the deputies were involved. big rig accident on the expressway. let's check in with elizabeth. southbound 880 in oakland by 16th avenue embarcadero a slight location change from where we first got initial reports of this accident. this is live look once again from chopper 5. you can see the flares in the road. the road partially blocked. they were able to open a few lanes. we are not hearing about serious injuries. a tow crew should be arriving in a minute. the backup is solid from broadway and growing. so it is a slow ride out of downtown oakland this morning. we'll continue to watch that one. in the meantime, we are also following this accident in san francisco. we have a reporter live on the scene an officer involved accident 9th closed at potrero avenue. it has been shut down since
about 1:45 this morning. also we're hearing of possible muni delays along the area in san francisco's mission district. so a lot more traffic coming up. lawrence has the forecast. >> do we have the day for you! lots of sunshine. if you love the sunshine, warm weather, enjoy it, it's going to be one of the few days we have left of the nice warm weather. mostly clear start outside, patchy fog at the santa cruz area. but looks like by the afternoon, we are enjoying beautiful sunshine and warm temperatures outside. 70s and some 80s toward cupertino and san jose. 76 expected in santa clara. antioch 76. 80 livermore. 78 walnut creek. san francisco sunshine and 74. enjoy it, folks. we have some rain coming our way. we'll tell you weather in a couple of minutes, guys. back to you. >> oh, lawrence, thank you, sir. 5:37 now. this morning the california high-speed rail authority will be out with a new estimate for linking the bay area with southern california.
it is big. it's expected to be $98.5 billion. that's up from $43 billion. but once built, it won't require public operating subsidies. opponents are likely to season that new price tag saying california can't afford it in this economy. the governor and legislature have to approve it. a surgical team in palo alto will try to give normal lives to a set of conjoined twins. angelina and angelica were born in the philippines but have been living in san jose. the 2-year-old girls are attached at the chest and the abdomen. 20 doctors and nurses will take part in the nine hour surgery this morning at lucille packard children's hospital. today some of the world's elite surfers will be in ocean beach in san francisco for the start of the rip curl pro surf contest a day after a surfer who was bitten by a shark was released from the hospital. >> i just feel really grateful
right now. thanks to everyone who helped me. >> a great white shark took a 19" chunk out of his surfboard on the monterey coast. it left a gash on his neck just missing his artery by 2 millimeters. there were previous problems with pg&e's gas pipeline that burst it apart during a test near bakersfield just last month. the "san francisco chronicle" reports the pg&e knew the line ruptured deck case ago because of a problem with a seam weld. despite that, pg&e had been relying on inspection methods which couldn't find that kind of problem. a deadline for michael jackson's doctor. dr. conrad murray told the judge in his involuntary manslaughter trial that he has not yet decided whether to testify. the judge gave him until 8:30 this morning to make up his mind and today could be the final day of testimony. just ahead, thousands of
good morning. we're still following this accident in oakland. let's go right out to chopper 5. it is live over southbound 880 right there by 23rd. it looks like it is in the clear stages now. i just watched them take a tow truck and got one of the cars out of lanes. the flares are still out there, some lanes are blocked and there is still a backup. so southbound 880 is jammed from downtown oakland through 23rd. but again, they are in the
clearing stages now. a tow crew at least one just arrived. we'll let you know when that clears. no major injuries with that, as well. let's go out live to san francisco. this is another accidents that we have been following overnight. this was an officer involved accident. that crash happened in the mission district at 1:45 this morning. three police officers are hurt at potrero and 19th. potrero is shut down for blocks as you can see from these live pictures. 19th is also closed in that general area. so bottom line, avoid the area. several muni lines may be impacted by this as well they still don't have an estimated time when they will be able to wrap up their investigation. a traffic alert in mount hamilton about 13 miles east of san jose. all lanes are blocked on highway 130 at alum rock road. this happened overnight, as well. a big rig went down the embankment so they are clearing now. we are not sure about injuries but you are going to have to
use an alternate. quimby is the best best in the meantime. checking the bridgeses across the bay area, the bay bridge toll plaza is nice and quiet this morning. no issues so far heading into san francisco. chip cloudy a half hour from now they turn on the metering lights so really no delay across the upper deck and mass transit continues to remain on time except for the possible muni delays because of that officer involved accident in san francisco's mission area. that is traffic. for an update on your forecast, let's toss it over to lawrence. >> gorgeous weather for the bay area today. lots of sunshine. fire danger high with offshore winds. mostly clear skies except fog toward the coastline into the santa cruz area. otherwise clear skies and looking good so far. and what a day it's going to be. warmest day of the week into the 70s and 80s in many spots. breezy in the hills. we have seen gusts, 30, 40 miles per hour across some of the higher mountain peaks here in the bay area. so yeah, the fire danger running high. but it is going to look great
outside. beautiful sunshine all the way to the coast and you can see some of that patchy fog down toward the santa cruz area. otherwise, looking good. high pressure in control. looks like next couple of days warm air will stick around. we have a storm developing in the gulf alaska likely to drop down into the bay area. completely different scenario with rain into the latter part of the week. red flag warnings are up in the north and east bay hills. gusty winds there and some low humidity. that's about 1,000 feet still around the bay area down below looking good as you will see some sunshine, just be careful outside today. 77 in milpitas, 76 in san mateo, 70s at the beaches today. 70s and 80s in the valleys and beautiful as you make your way inside the bay as high as 74 degrees in oakland. and 81 degrees in santa rosa. next couple of days going to be gorgeous. by thursday and friday, what a change in the weather coming our way. much cooler temperatures, showers expected on thursday.
maybe a couple of leftover sprinkles on friday but partly cloudy skies, cooler temperatures and another storm moves in late saturday night into sunday. that's a look that's a look at weather, back to you. >> thank you. let's check today's top stories. three police officers were hurt in san francisco this morning when their unmarked patrol car crashed into a light pole in the mission district as the officers responded to a call of a man with knife. and one injury this morning when a house blew up in richmond. this explosion on ohio avenue is still under investigation. officials don't think, though that it was drug-related. and "occupy oakland" protestors have a goal for tomorrow. they want to shut down banks and the port of oakland. they are calling a one-day general strike and they are asking city workers to join them. another hurdle for republican presidential candidate herman cain, this time a possible violation of campaign laws. milwaukee journal sentinel reports this campaign may have accepted goods and services
from a tax-exempt group founded by cain's own chief of staff. so far the cain camp hasn't made a public comment about that report but cain is now depending himself against another report that he was accused of sexual harassment back in the 1990s. >> i was standing close to her and i made a gesture, you're the same height as my wife and brought my hand -- didn't touch her. that was put in there as something that made her uncomfortable. >> yesterday, cab originally said he was unaware -- cain originally said he was unaware of a settlement between the organization and the two plaintiffs but later agreed a minimal agreement was reach. federal prisoners in the country are eligible for early release because of changes in sentences for crack cocaine. nearly 2,000 will be eligible for release but will take time for paperwork. congress and president obama approved the new law last year ending the practice of harsher
sentences for crack cocaine compared with the powder version. the federal reserve begins a quarterly news conference at the conclusion of a two-day meeting. most investors believe the fed will leave interest rates unchanged. stock futures are sharply lower this morning following a global downturn. the key issue is the surprise decision by the greek prime minister to call a referendum on last week's new bailout package for his country. and wall street took a big hit yesterday with the dow diving 276 points. the losses took the dow from the biggest monthsly percentage gain in a quarter century. two big video providers have signed content deals with disney. netflix and amazon signed deals. customers will be able to
stream tv shows from abc and disney owned chance as they build up their libraries and attract new customers. netflix is trying to hold on to customers because of a recent price increase. 5:49. same name, wrong person. how a students at stanford learned about mistaken identity the hard way. >> and it's a halloween favorite. the serious warning though about black licorice all coming up. ,, [ male announcer ] can't get to sleep? can't stay asleep? clinically proven unisom helps you fall asleep faster and stay asleep so you wake rested.
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clinton has called off an overseas trip because her mother... 92-year- old dorothy secretary of state hillary clinton has called off an overseas trip because her mother 92-year-old dorothy rodham is ill. clinton had planned to leave yesterday for an international conference in both london and turkey on cyber security in afghanistan but now the state department says she will stay
in washington and tend to her mother instead. stanford university researchers have published a new study on breast cancer. they say there's no increased cancer risk for women even if she is closely related to a woman with a genetic mutation that is linked to the disease. this research conflicts with another study done four years ago. there is another new study that suggests that fruit drinks are not good for you at all! the report from the rud center for food policy says fruit drinks have as much sugar as sodas and energy drinks. that's about 7 teaspoons per serving. a lot of sugar. all right. a serious warning about candy overdosing if you love block licorice. the fda -- blackly, ris. the fda says if you eat more than 2 ounces of licorice for two weeks could kill you. it contains a sweetener that causes the potassium level to plummet resulting in serious
heart problems and may interfere with certain drugs. >> was this a dr. kim study? she probably put it out there and said let's see how many people eat it. >> a lot of people were eating it. >> now they are on tv. >> all right. some researchers in sweden believe that people's commute actually affects their health. >> i believe this. they say people who drive or take public transit to work are more likely to suffer problems like stress and exhaustion. that's compared with folks who bike or walk to the office. the study was based on a survey of 21,000 workers. there is a stanford university student and he is the unintended target of passengers who are very upset with an australiaial airline. >> qantas is back in service now but was shut down for a few days because of a labor dispute. stanford senior alan joyce had been bombarded with angry messages in his twitter account because his name is the same as airlines's ceo. >> people telling me that my
pay is too high. people asking for travel direction or assistance. >> stanford alan joyce says he is trying to use a little bit of humor while responding to many passengers. he received a formal apology from the airline. >> golden pass for a year. >> something. >> kind of fun at first. >> why don't you fly united? have a good day. >> just don't care. >> hey, guys. great weather around the bay area today. lots of sunshine, some warm weather but don't get used to it. we have big changes coming. look at these numbers. sunny and 74 in san francisco, 71 in pacifica. spectacular weather for today. things change tomorrow we'll
start to cool a little bit. and by thursday, we have storm clouds coming in. elizabeth is already shivering. >> yes. >> partly cloudy skies friday and saturday and then another storm moves in late saturday night into sunday. the storm door opens up next week looks like we could see more storms. accidents southbound 880 at 16th embarcadero now cleared. free-flowing as we like to see. the off-ramp there at 23rd is now reopened so everything is back to normal. sensors are now green. elsewhere to the south bay, coming out of downtown san jose looks great in those northbound lanes of 280. we had fog yesterday but so far things look great for marin.
>> for marin? >> from marin. snow in the mountains. free cash for the holidays. why 30,000 gift cards are being given away on facebook. >> and going once, going twice, the auction solyndra is holding this week. and three officers are injured when they respond to a call and then crash into a lamppost on the wrong side of the street. the details from the scene of the crash coming up. investigators are on scene of an early-morning house explosion here in richmond. i'm anser hassan. coming up live, a full story and all the details just ahead. ,, ,,,,,, ,, ,,,,
. three undercover officers injured in a wreck in san francisco what they were doing before their car crashed into a pole. >> walls blown out, windows shattered and one burn victim. a home explosion in the east bay. we'll have the latest. high pressure and offshore winds making for beautiful weather today, and red flag warnings up, fire danger high. more on that in a moment. >> police are re-opening streets in san francisco's mission districts after an accident. we'll have details coming up. good morning, tuesday first day of november, good to have you with us. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm grace lee. it's 5:59. we begin with three san francisco police officers in the hospital after their unmarked patrol car crashed into a light pole. >> it happened just a few hours ago in san francisco's mission district. kristy seifkin tells us what the officers were responding to at the time of the crash. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. just before 2:00 this morning, three of those officers in an
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