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cal to leave but they hold their ground. major weather changes coming up. >> and everything looks good on the upper deck of the bay bridge. we do have a slight problem though on the lower deck. we'll tell you what that's all about coming up. good morning, everyone. it is wednesday, november 16. i'm frank mallicoat. grace lee has the morning off. it is 5:00 straight up. a busy night it was. a rude awakening for "occupy" campers in san francisco. police cleared several tents along market street overnight and anne makovec is in san francisco now with the arrests overnight and a lot of complaints, as well. anne, good morning. >> reporter: that's right. good morning. but it was just a small portion of the larger encampment that was raided overnight. it was what's known as the bridge camp between the main camp at justin herman plaza and the other camp at the federal reserve. it was on this block here behind me, this is the first block of market street. you can see police have set up barriers. they have cleaned the streets and there are several officers standing by right now.
that is after they moved about a dozen tents off of the sidewalk, an operation that led to 7 arrests and prompted many protestors to start packing up their own tents and leaving on their own accord from the main encampment. police moved in around 1:0 this morning. they surrounded this first block of market street where protestors did form this satellite camp. they put up the barriers to keep other protestors from flooding the area and then they moved out and confiscated the tents as well as cuffed those who refused to leave. a total of 7 arrests. >> sadly, there's lots of crazy anarchists kids here that are unwilling to at least be strategic about, like, when we are going to expand or where we're going to expand. we have a meeting tomorrow morning with the mayor. >> reporter: by tomorrow morning, he means this morning meeting with ed lee. he says they are work with the city right now to keep the main camp from being too much of a nuisance. they are getting donations of
pop-up tents so they can take down some of the ropes they have around city light poles right now which is also causing a problem. back out here live now, you're look at justin herman plaza. you can see some of the protestors standing around waiting to see if police are going to move back in. by all accounts it looks like police are done raiding for the night and they only stuck to the small satellite bridge camp. frank? >> thank you, anne makovec in san francisco. this morning, police are telling "occupy" protestors at cal to pack it up or face arrest there. anser hassan is in berkeley, where some activists are defying that order at sproul plaza. he joins us live this morning. anser, good morning. reporter: good morning. that's right. let's show you some live pictures right now. it's a calm atmosphere here at "occupy cal" at the sproul hall plaza here at uc-berkeley. there are a number of campus police and officers from alameda county sheriff's department on site. they have issued an order to disperse at 2 a.m. but right now students say they
are staying and we're joined with teddy. come on in here. good morning. now, you have been out here since last night. the university and police said leave. what's the message? >> we're here to protect our rights as students. we're here trying to get equal access to our education, standing in solidarity with our fellow students against police brutality. and of course to protect our first amendment rights to peaceably assemble. >> reporter: what are you guys being told if the police do come in and attempt to raided tent city here? >> well, between us, our goal here is to stay here as long as we can to occupy, of course, peaceably arsenal, first assemble, first amendment rights. it doesn't say we can peace bring assemble -- i forget the term. >> with pretense. our rights are to peaceably assemble, not with pretense. >> reporter: but have people been warning you guys or telling what you to do if the
police do raid? earlier they said they were going to protect tents and lock arms and not let the police through. what are you being told? >> essentially, we're trying to organize a peaceful protest any reactions from the students and to the authorities of course is going to be peaceful. we're trying to stand here to protect our rights as individuals and as students in this society. >> reporter: things seem to be pretty calm so far this morning? >> so far, so far. there's been nothing violent that's happened throughout the night. i think that, you know, this is a successful protest and that we have definitely made an image -- an impression on berkeley and on the nation as a whole. >> reporter: teddy, thanks for your time. should like to add that the police are not dressed in riot gear which suggests there is no immediate threat of raiding the tents here or sproul plaza and there's not a very large police force out here. i would assume they would need a lot more police to assist if they were going to remove the tents here. now, what's planned for later today? depending upon whether there is
a confrontation here or not, they plan to march on justin herman plaza -- from justin herman plaza to the financial district on the big banks in san francisco. and they are calling on people from around the bay area to join them. so that's what's planned for later on today but again that can all change if the situation changes here at sproul plaza and uc-berkeley campus. frank, back to you. >> thank you, anser hassan live in berkeley. well, there's no indication of a connection between the "occupy cal" protest and an officer-involved shooting that happened on the uc-berkeley campus yesterday afternoon. now, university police were called to the business school computer lab yesterday afternoon after reports of a man with a handgun. now, officers found the man and they confronted him. >> my understanding is that he pointed the weapon at officers aggressively. >> when the man ignored orders to drop the weapon, one officer fired several shots. the suspect is at highland hospital in oakland. nobody else was hurt and no word on whether he is connected
to the university at all. "occupy" camp in santa cruz faces threats of a raid by deputies this morning. that's after protestors ignored a deadline to shut it down. some type of raid may happen in this hour, according to protestors. deputies were supposed to cite or tow cars that remained on the streets overnight. that hasn't happened. the original "occupy wall street" encampment is gone but protest continues in new york city. activists plan a day of civil did obedience planned for tomorrow. some are back in the park where the movement began two months ago but a judge says they are not allowed to have tents anymore. how about some weather? we might have the hat trick, the trifecta of great weather, monday, tuesday, wednesday. >> absolutely, frank. we are going to keep it going as we are going to see plenty of sunshine around the bay area today. we are starting out with a couple of patches of fog this
morning, some thick at the coast and watch out for some patchy valley fog too. temperatures right now into the 30s in the north bay. 45 degrees in san jose. and 50 in san francisco. we're looking good as we head to the afternoon. low pressure approaching the bay area will change things. much cooler weather is on the way, even a chance of some rain so some sunshine for today. enjoy it. lots of 60s inland, 50s at the coastline. that's a look at weather. let's check on traffic now with elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. for a while just about five minutes ago we saw a lot of slow traffic on northbound 880 past the coliseum in our traffic shot but everything is back to normal. they were probably picking up construction in the area. so overall, not too bad of a drive right now through oakland. at the bay bridge, upper deck looks great heading into san francisco. on the lower deck they had to clear some debris that was blocking the middle lane for a while also dog roadwork across the stretch approaching the declean but everything is back to normal there as well towards the east bay. and across the golden gate
bridge, they were doing some overnight roadwork for a while only one northbound lane getting by but it looks like that's no longer the case and everything is free throwing in either direction from marin to san francisco. that is traffic. back to you. >> we like normal. all good. thank you. cal students could get squeezed even more today. how much a vote today could drive up tuition once again. and we're hearing from the key witness in that penn state abuse sexual abuse investigation. why assistant coach mike mcqueary is comparing his life to a snow globe when we come back. >> he called my sister and then he goes, is this the sister of the person's car that i got? >> she texted, he answered. how a bay area woman talked a thief into giving back her stolen car when we come back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
state football coach who sae league rape a back now at 5:11. for the first time, we are hearing from the penn state football coach who said he saw a former colleague rape a young boy but didn't call the police. cbs news investigative reporter caught up with him. >> reporter: describe your emotions right now. >> all over the place, just kind of shaken. >> reporter: crazy? >> crazy. >> reporter: you said what like a -- >> snow globe. >> reporter: like a snow globe? >> yes, sir. >> mike mcqueary has been on leave since receiving death threats and heavily criticized for not stopping the assault. yesterday, an allentown newspaper obtained an email that mcqueary sent to a friend november 8 when this blew up. he wrote, did i stop it, not physically but made sure it was stopped when i left that locker room. i did have discussions with police and with officials at the university in charge of police. no one can imagine my thoughts or wants to be in my shoes for
those 30 to 45 seconds... trust me." "the early show" will have much more on this story beginning this morning at 7:00. santa clara's 49ers stadium is a step closer to reality. the city council last night approved $10 million. it's all going to be used towards preparing the site near great america. that phase of the project set to begin in january. the work will include rerouteing some of the electrical and water and sewer lines and other efforts to clear the 15-acre site for the big stadium. 49ers hope to begin actual construction of the santa clara stadium in 2013. california state university tuition could go up again today. the trustees meet in long beach to decide. the proposal is for a 9% increase for next fall. it would be the ninth increase in nine years. tuition went up 12% this past fall alone. the "mercury news" reports the increase up for a vote today would be cancelled if the state comes through with some money.
time now, 5:12. taking no chances with safety, the plan of action after a bay bridge inspector is fired. and a rare glimpse of apple genius. the never-before-seen footage of steve jobs hitting the big screen today. can i, can i (repeated) v.o: can now be enjoyed in your coffee ( can i, can i (repeated) ) v.o: only international delight v.o: put's the real flavours from v.o: your favourite treats inside
confiscated after an overnit back now at 5:15 on your wednesday here. in the headlines, seven arrests, 11 tents confiscated after an overnight raid of "occupy sf." this is market street early this morning. protestors are now set to meet with mayor ed lee about the big camp that remains at justin herman plaza. university police are watching "occupy cal" protestors at sproul plaza this morning. police have told the protestors they may not camp at the site. but they have not taken action to remove any of the tents in the area and there are several. and president barack obama arrived in australia today where he announced he will be expanding america's military presence in the country. this is mr. obama's first visit to australia as our commander- in-chief. commander-in-chief in charge of the weather has didn't a stellar job the last few days. >> it's taken me years but i finally made it to this big chair, frank! i'm finally on the set! >> if you only had the control to change the weather, too. you would be god-like. >> of course, once grace comes
back, it's over. >> move along. you have to do weather now. [ laughter ] looks like we have some pretty nice weather coming our way today. going to see a lot of sunshine outside, a little cool to start with early on though but out the door watch out for thick fog especially out toward the coastline with dense fog out there, also likely going to see some patchy fog into the valleys, as well. but as we sail into the afternoon, we're looking good. here comes that sunshine, some very mild temperatures inside the bay in spots inland, still a little cool at the coast, a mix of sun and clouds. high pressure holding on for one last day then looks like it's going to give way to major changes in the weather. you can already get the sense of that storm system diving out of the gulf of alaska enjoy today. tomorrow cloudy. we have major changes coming our way. much cooler temperatures on tap and yes raindrops likely to make a return. how about those temperatures around the bay area in afternoon? 65 degrees in san jose. 63 in redwood city. should be sunny and bright there as you make your way into the east bay, lots of sunshine this afternoon as high as 67 in brentwood.
and 64 degrees in pleasant hill. inside the bay, we have some 50s and some 60s, while at the coast cooler patchy fog and temperatures into the 50s. tomorrow those clouds roll back in. by tomorrow night, there's a chance we could see some showers. i think awill open the door another series of systems rolling in going to keep things unsettled, cooler and possibly on and off wet through the weekend. that's a look at weather. let's check on traffic now with elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. and overall we are not too bad. we are going to enjoy these dry traffic conditions while they last. the roads lock pretty good out there -- look pretty good out there. here's a live look at the san mateo bridge. right side of the commute is the commute direction. drive from hayward 13 minutes between hayward and foster city. elsewhere, we'll go out towards the eastshore freeway. you can see one of our live traffic sensors again these are real traffic conditions. 71 miles per hour as you get closer towards berkeley and here's of a live look westbound 80 at ashby. it's a nice quick trip all the way towards powell if you are commuting towards emeryville and macarthur maze. at the bay bridge toll plaza, no metering lights, no delay. and it looks great all across
the upper deck right now into san francisco. lower deck looks good, as well. they should have wrapped up that roadwork, by the way, approaching the decline heading towards oakland. speaking of oakland, the nimitz 880, there's the oracle in the distance. you can see northbound and southbound traffic are getting by just fine. we had some of stretches of overnight roadwork between broadway and 16th closer to oakland. that should be picked up according to caltrans. south bay everything is moving fine, really no major roadwork through here so coming out of downtown san jose, still looks great in those northbound lanes of 280. 101 is fine all the way out towards santa clara. and for silicon valley commuters westbound 237 is moving fine out of milpitas towards san jose and a quick check of mass transit so far bart has all their trains running on time, ace train no delay. muni, caltrain and your ferries are all reporting no problems. so once you hit the road, make sure you tune to our radio partners. we share all of our information with them, kcbs and you can find them at 106.9 fm. that's traffic and weather. back to you.
>> thank you. 5:19 now. the new bay bridge should get another inspection according to the head of caltrans and some of the other transit agencies. the caltrans technician was fired just last week for falsifying inspection data on three other projects not the bay bridge, however. but since the fired man did do some work on the bridge, of the "contra costa times" reports transit officials want an independent review of of the safety of that new bridge. oakland officials have to go to plan b now that voters have shot down a new parcel tax meant to ease the city's financial crisis. that was measure i. it was a temporary tax that called for $80 a year from each single- family home. it only got 38% yes votes in the special mail-in election, far short of the two-thirds majority it needed to pass. supposed to be crab season off the california coast now but the dungeoness crabs themselves are going to be a little late for the party. it's because the crab fishermen are holding out for more money. one told the monterey county
herald most buyers off them just $2 a -- offer them just $2.00 a pound. they say they need $2.50 a pound to keach up account cost of living. -- to keep up with the cost of living. a woman texted the man who stole her sister's car. how she got the car back. starbucks cheating customers on the price of coffee. coming up. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,
to the thief helped her gett back. we are back at 5:23. a bay area woman not only reached out to the police after her car was stolen; a text message to the thief got her car back. monica salazar left her keys in the ignition when she parked it at home. a thief jumped in and took off with the car and her cell phone. her sister said, let's text that phone telling the thief that her mother just died. that prompted the man to call salazar and it turns out, his mother had died recently, too and he was a drug addict. >> he also just lost his mom and was scared and was hurt and was reaching out for help to a complete stranger whose car he just stole. so just imagine the risk he was taking. how hard was it for him to reach out for help? [ crying ] >> well, he did. it took throw phone calls, but
the man -- it took three phone calls but the man left the car at a kentucky fried chicken parking lot with the keys in it. starbucks is no longer charging extra for some coffee beans. the company had stopped taking a is your channeling of $1.50 for bags of coffee beans weighing less than a pound nationwide. the move comes after massachusetts fined the company over the practice. the state estimated that about 75,000 consumers actually paid the surcharge fee. apple has a new chairman to replace the late steve jobs, arthur levinson first joined the apple board in 2000. robert iger the president and ceo of walt disney will sign on to apple's board of directors, as well. a film about the late steve jobs opens for a limited run across the country today called "steve jobs: the lost interview." very simple. the cofounder of cupertino- based apple agreed to a rare interview for a documentary back in 1996. and that's basically that the
film is all about. it will only be shown today and tomorrow in san francisco cities nationwide. but locally, in jobs' hometown of palo alto, it will have a seven-day run at the aquarius theater. it is 5:26 now. a gold rush in the south bay. the tricky way a woman is stealing jewelry from young kids. and a gunman shot by police at cal. the evidence that could shed light on that shooting when we come back. police raid an "occupy sf" camp overnight. and already, a new tent is popping up on the same block. plus, where "occupiers" say they are moving next coming up. students resist a police order to tear down tents here at sproul hall and police keep an eye on the students to see what happens next. a live report straight ahead. '. supports in times of need. same with aladdin. the biggest in bail. no one has lower prices, is faster or more professional. aladdin bail bonds. bigger because we're better.
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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. an overnight raid at "occupy sf," but not the big one campers had feared. why police only cleared out several tents. the weather has been gorgeous lately. but big changes are in the works. we'll talk about that coming up. and we have a new problem along the peninsula. an accident reported and various lanes blocked. we'll have all the details coming up. good morning, everyone. it is wednesday, november 16. i'm frank mallicoat. nearly 5:30 on your wednesday
now. police raid a small camp along market street this morning. meanwhile, "occupy sf" protestors are set to meet with the mayor today. anne makovec with the message they have to city leaders. she joins us live from san francisco with more. anne, good morning. >> reporter: yeah, frank. they say they are moving next to civic center plaza as soon as today. overnight police raided one block of market street where campers had put up tents friday. it's the first block of market street and you can see, some campers have already moved back in there at the intersection of spear street in their sleeping bags. they have set up a tent but police moved them out, and they went to the next block filled with campers, the federal reserve block of market street. so basically you have these two encampments and a block in between, the first block of market street was the block that was raided last night. there's about a dozen tents set up here and the operation led to seven
arrests. >> police moved in around 1:30 this morning at spear and market street. they surrounded it and put up barriers. some of. protestors then moved the metal barriers. then police confiscated the dozen tents and cuffed those who refused to leave. some protestors are complaining of brutality, although police never used tear gas or rubber bullets. and they have a meeting with the mayor this morning. >> it's going to happen. this is a movement. we're not asking for the permission of any city official. oh, please let us come camp here, can we do this? we are occupying. we're not asking for permission. the meeting will be a forewarning saying we are going to occupy this space. >> reporter: again that meeting with the mayor this morning. and they are talking about moving to civic center plaza so
they have more room. they have been work with the city to try to keep this main camp at justin herman plaza from being too muchof a nuisance because of the businesses complaints. some protestors are haning out, a lot of them went back to bed. a lot of protestors did voluntarily move their tents overnight from justin herman plaza not wanting any drama in the area. to a third of the tents cleared out but still plenty there and plenty and plenty at the 101 block of market street. >> the folks in the bigger encampment at justin herman plaza, they had to be awake or at least disturbed when they heard all the commotion going on. are they worried that the police were coming over there next? it would sound like their days are numbered, too. >> reporter: they were very worried about that between the
justin herman plaza encampment and the federal reserve block encampment. they were both worried that this bridge encampment raid that we saw last night could spill over to their encampments and it didn't. police just said that they needed to take care of this one block of market street because so many businesses were complaining. at one point the sidewalk was 30 feet wide and with the tents, it was narrowed to 6 feet wide. it just wasn't enough for business to continue on this area, in the area. >> hard to get into a door if you have to step over a tent. anne makovec live in san francisco, thank you. tensions escalate at the "occupy cal" camp in the early- morning hours, police telling more than 100 protestors they need to leave. anser hassan is in berkeley with a developing story at sproul plaza this morning. anser, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, frank. yeah, the mood has really begun to change just over the past hour here at sproul hall at berkeley. a lot of students are going back to sleep. live pictures right now, police
have ordered protestors just minutes ago that this is an unlawful assembly. they are not allowed to clean up. it's not a dispersal order. they just made that announcement minutes ago but students still plan on staying. the order it disperse official one came at 2 a.m. but students voted and they voted to stay. alameda sheriff's office is assisting. no one is dressed in riot gear so they probably don't plan to move in yet. students say that the tents and going to sleep are actually a big part of the "occupy" movement. they say that it's about taking back public space in a show of solidarity. so far, much of the evening has been peaceful and the "occupy" cal protestors say they intend to keep it that way. >> i think today has been an amazing show of solidarity and peace. i think that's going to
continue until the sun rises. >> reporter: again, just minutes ago, the police ordered students to leave. they are telling them that it's an unlawful assembly. it is unlawful to assemble here between midnight and 6 a.m. but again, students say they will resist the order but so far no confrontation between police and students. they plan later today to march in san francisco along the big banks. they are asking people from the "occupy oakland" and "occupy sf" movements to join them. that could all change if things change here at the cal berkeley campus. frank, back to you. >> thank you, anser hassan live over at uc-berkeley. meanwhile, at cal, police are trying to determine if there is any connection between the "occupy cal" protest and an officer-involved shooting on campus that happened yesterday afternoon. police were called to the business school computer lab after reports of a man with a handgun yesterday afternoon. officers found the man and they confronted him. >> my understanding is that he pointed the weapon at officers aggressively. >> when that man ignored orders to drop the weapon, one officer
fired several shots. the suspect was rushed to highland hospital in oakland. his condition unknown this morning. investigators are now reviewing videotape from a camera that was inside that computer lab. california state university trustees are expected to pass another tuition hike today. trustees are meeting in long beach. the proposal is a 9% increase for next fall. it would be the ninth increase in nine years. tuition went up 12% this past fall. "mercury news" reports the increase up for a vote today would be cancelled if the state can come through with much- needed money. we shall see. it is 5:36. let's get you out the door with traffic and weather. and i think you're going to like what lawrence has to say because you have been great this week. >> thank you very much, frank. i appreciate that. yeah, it's been very nice so far this week. what a beautiful afternoon yesterday. and again, it looks like another golden day today as we'll see plenty of sunshine in most spots and really some very comfortable temperatures except right out toward the coast. we have been starting out cool in the mornings and that's the way we start out again.
37 degrees in the napa valley, 40 in santa rosa, patchy fog and some thick in spots so watch out for that this morning. as we head toward the afternoon it will be cool toward the beaches but really rather mild around the bay area. those temperatures running up into the 60s outside, so yeah, looks like things are going to stay nice and dry but big changes coming up. a return to some rain and some much cooler weather is on the way. that's a look at weather. let's check on traffic now with elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. but for now everything is smooth sailing including in the south bay. here's a live look at san jose traffic. northbound and southbound 101, this is near alum rock this morning. so our photographer edgar has been showing us this nice of flowing traffic all morning long or at least since we have been on the air at 4:30. so thank you for that. let's go elsewhere, show you what else is going on across the bay area. this is our problem spot. now, we haven't picked up any slowing yet on our sensors but there are likely some small delays. in burlingame, southbound 101 near the peninsula avenue exit, we got an accident there sounds like it is blocking one lane of. a cup cars were involved. fire crews are on scene, as well. so watch out for so slower
speeds there. in the meantime at the bay bridge toll plaza, you can see just a couple cars in some of the backups in the cash lanes. fastrak gets by great. back to you. >> thank you. 5:38. a woman is using quite the ruse to steal gold jewelry from little girls. it's been happening at three elementary schools in san jose over the past month. police say the woman gains the girls' trust by pretending to be a family friend. she persuades the girls, between ages 6 and 8 years of age to let her take their necklaces. sometimes she replaces them with cheap imitiations. police say the suspect is in her 30s, accompanied by a little boy between the ages of 3 and 5. a san francisco bicyclist now facing a manslaughter charge after colliding with a pedestrian. police say randolph eng was riding his bike in july when he struck the woman at mission street and embarcadero. the woman, 68-year-old, uhm, [ indiscernible ] of washington, d.c. died of head injuries in
august. prosecutors say eng has been charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter because there is no indication of criminal intent or gross negligence. a new call to check the foundation for the new bay bridge. the issue came up because caltrans technician was fired just last week for falsifying inspection data on three other projects not the bay bridge however. but since the fired man did work on the bridge, "contra costa times" reports leaders of the three transportation agencies now would like an independent review of the safety of the new bridge as a precaution. santa clara city council last night approved $10 million towards preparing a site near great america for the 49ers new football stadium. that phase of the project set to begin in january. the work will include rerouteing electric, water and some of the sewer lines and other efforts to clear the 15- acre site. the 49ers hope to begin actual construction of the new park, the new stadium, in the year
it's not often we allow lawrence to sit in the big claire. >> it's nice to be here this morning. >> i'm running around all the time. trying to track down the weather. >> it's been a great week weather-wise. >> some very mild temperatures all around the bay area. it looks like we are going to continue that today as high pressure is holding on for one last day and again, you better enjoy it. we have changes coming as early
as tomorrow. likely to see some clouds moving into our skies. and yes, a chance of rain returning to the bay area. low clouds, yes. , you bet. even some patchy, dense fog this morning. mainly scattered around the bay area early on today. but as we head toward the afternoon, looking good as we'll see plenty of sunshine, mostly sunny inside the bay. and some mild conditions there, as well. mild inside the valleys, temperatures moving well into the 60s, a little cool out at the coastline with a mix of sun and clouds. well, these temperatures starting out cool again in the north bay although not as cold as it's been. still 37 degrees a little chilly into the napa valley. 40 degrees in santa rosa. 45 in san jose. and 48 degrees in oakland. high pressure building holding on and it looks like it will continue for today. but look at this system developing in the gulf of alaska. already starting to see this ridge buckling a built but today we are going to enjoy a cool to mild day. big changes coming our way. this likely to squish this ridge out of the way and before long that jet stream drops into
the bay area. chance of showers as we head in toward tomorrow evening and overnight tomorrow night. so enjoy that sunshine today. we are planning about 6 degrees in mountain view, about 63 and sunny in redwood city. and 62 degrees in hayward. east bay temperatures up mainly into the 60s by the afternoon with some mild sunshine continuing there. inside the bay you will find about 60 degrees in san francisco. before 66 in santa rosa and about 64 degrees in novato. so as we check out the next couple of days, we are going to see some big changes coming our way. today a nice one, tomorrow we start to cool off a little built but we'll notice those clouds moving in and a chance of showers by tomorrow evening and overnight tomorrow night. showers become more likely as we head in toward friday staying unsettled possibly on and off wet through the weekend but looks like the beginning of next week we should start to dry things out. that's a look at weather. let's check on traffic now with elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. we are still following this accident in burlingame so along the peninsula southbound 101 right there by the peninsula avenue exit. now, it as you understand like fire crews are out there. the cars involved in the accident moved to the shoulder
but the fire crews have the right lane possibly up to two lanes flared off into the area. it sounds like right now they are waiting for a flatbed tow truck to get out there. expect slight delays. even though our sensors are still green meaning speeds over 40 miles per hour, because they do have one, possibly up to two lanes blocked, expect some very slight delays if you are heading in those southbound lanes. all right. elsewhere, a little farther north towards bayshore everything is quiet this morning heading into downtown san francisco. and 280 by the way is problem- free all the way along the peninsula. getting a check of the south bay if you are using 280 out of downtown san jose, there is a live look. it's getting a little more crowded now in the northbound lanes closer towards the 880-17 interchange. that's where our camera is. you can see things continue to move well towards highway 85. so these are our first spots to really begin to back up westbound 580. you can see some slowing sensors and changing colors to yellow according to our color bar. those speeds are between 40 and 25 miles per hour. now, it has not impact your
drive time too much. 16 minutes still coming out of the altamont pass and heading towards 680 and the dublin interchange. so once you get closer towards pleasanton, it actually still looks pretty good. westbound 4 we're seeing some really slow speeds getting closer towards hillcrest in antioch. you can see some of those speeds are under 25 miles per hour. but same thing as you continue farther west towards pittsburg, closer towards willow pass to concord, everything then moves fine. all right. drive times, across the east bay down the eastshore freeway looks great. still only an 18-minute drove time from the carquinez bridge to the maze. no delay once again on westbound 580 out of the altamont pass. the nimitz is fine. if you are traveling westbound 24 heading out of walnut creekers heading towards orinda and the caldecott tunnel, so far no delay really all the way towards oakland. and want to take you back outside quickly show you this live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. no metering lights. typically another half hour from now around 6:15, 6:20, that's when we'll really start to see the bigger backups but you can see for right now we look great just some slight
delays in a couple of the cash lanes. fastrak gets by great. mass transit is on time. the that's traffic. back to you. >> thank you. 5:47 right on the dot right now. let's look at some of the top stories on this wednesday. police shut down a small "occupy sf" camp on market street overnight. mayor ed lee expected to meet today with the protestors about the tents still standing at justin herman plaza. and at uc-berkeley police are watching over sproul plaza this morning. some of protestors set up tents there last night despite being told they cannot do that. so far no police action to remove them this morning. and california state university trustees meet today to consider another tuition increase. the proposal is for a 9% jump next fall. tuition went up 12% for the current school year. in other news, head coach joe paterno is among those who was fired over that sexual abuse incident and now there's word he transferred full ownership of his home to his wife for $1 and love and
affection. "new york times" says the transaction took place in july months before paterno was fired. prosecutors say paterno is not a target in the criminal investigation but observers say he could be the target of a civil lawsuit. attorneys for paterno say the transfer of the home was part of an 84-year-old estate planning program. air force one landed in australia today. that's where the president announced an expansion of american military prisons in that country -- presence in that country. 2500 u.s. service members will support australian troops in the region. this marks mr. obama's first visit to australia as the commander-in-chief. the president is meeting with the prime minister and members of parliament at this hour. and bullets fly outside the white house. the secret service says it found one bullet that hit an exterior window but was stopped by ballistic glass and another bullet was also found outside the white house yesterday. the shots may have come from a shooting in the washington, d.c. area on friday. police now looking for a man
believed to have been involved in that shooting. and we're learning government officials urged solyndra to keep quiet about planned layoffs until after last year's elections. newly released e-mails from october of last year show the energy department pressured the fremont solar company to delay announcing layoffs until november 3rd, the day after the midterm elections. the now bankrupt solyndra has become the poster child of president obama's clean energy initiative. and another big blow to oakland officials who are hoping a new parcel tax would ease the city's financial crisis. voters rejecting measure i, a temporary tax that called for 80 dollars a year from each single-family home. it only got 38% yes votes in the special mail-in election far short of the two-thirds majority it needed to pass. it is 5:49 now. the lost interview with steve jobs. what a movie about the apple icon is revealing.
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we are back at 5:52. welcome back. the u.s. postal service took a big hit to its bottom line last year. the agency says it lost more than $5 billion. that number is less than the more than $10 billion predicted because a payment the postal service owes the government for retiree health benefits has been postponed. the postmaster general wants congress to help reduce costs. a new report shows recycling may boost the american jobs outlook. researchers say about 1.5 million jobs may be created if the u.s. recycling rate increased to 75%.
the report points out that recycling involves more work than trash disposal. it adds up to more jobs, which is good news. workers would be needed for collecting, processing and composting trash and for making new products with recycled materials. well, there's a cover-up going on at alcatraz this week. a 250,000-gallon water tower is being covered with scaffolding and tarps. the 71-year-old landmark is about to undergo some major repairs. inspectors found rust and decay in it. it's no longer used, but there were concerns it might not hold up in an earthquake. the repairs will take about six months. and a film about the late steve jobs opens for a very limited run across the country. and it opens today. it's called steve jobs: the los interview. he agreed it a rare interview for a documentary back in 1996. that's basically what the film is all about. this is pre-iphones and all tha
stuff. it will only be shown at 16 cities for two days. but it will run for seven days at the aquarius theater in jobs' hometown in palo alto. you can catch it in palo alto for the next week if you are a big jobs fan. good to have you here. >> i'm the only girl today. that doesn't happen very often on this show. you get all the attention today, elizabeth. >> true. grace has the day off. >> yeah. >> you have been just stellar. >> we have been tracking on some good weather. keeping everybody happy out sight. we are going to do this again for today. a lot of sunshine coming our way, starting cool in spots and we have reports of some patchy fog around the bay area. 37 degrees right now a little chilly in the napa valley. 45 in san jose and 50 degrees in san francisco. the good news, high pressure holding on at least for one last day here. so we are going to see cool temperatures along the coastline, some of mild temperatures elsewhere. but you will notice that bigelow up in the gulf of alaska, that's going to start to drop down as early as tomorrow. that means some big changes coming in our direction. so enjoy the sunshine this afternoon. mild weather, plan on 66 degrees in livermore, 66 in
santa rosa, about 65 degrees in san jose. 60 in san francisco. next couple of days, here come the changes. starting to cool off with more clouds on the way for tomorrow. a chance of rain developing by tomorrow evening and overnight tomorrow night. and then it looks like a better chance of unsettled wet cooler weather as we head in toward the next weekend, elizabeth. >> not too bad. what is the oo about? >> i booed him. cold. rain. >> people who like the rain won't be happy to hear that. >> like me. >> apologize to all rain fans. my brother is a roofer. so here it comes again. get the tarps out. >> traffic reporters can get busy but now we're okay. we have this accident but it's really not causing much of a delay. they are working very hard to clear it right now. but southbound 101 at peninsula avenue, for a while the right lane was blocked. fire crews may still be out there. again they are working to clear this to the right shoulder and we have not seen much slowing on our sensors. but it is out there in burlingame so watch out for
that. in the meantime, we'll take you outside show you a live look at the bay bridge. slight delays but no metering lights. that he was the good news. if you are commuting towards the dublin interchange, we have this live camera so you can see how well things are flowing in bows directions on 580 near 680. your drive out of the altamont pass starting to slow a little about the through livermore. you can see that drive is now 18 minutes between the altamont pass to the dublin interchange. also slow through antioch as you pass hillcrest. here are your drive times once again. it's really only slow on westbound 580. so far down the eastshore freeway, the nimitz and 24 past the caldecott tunnel, all of that is fine. >> i have already gotten three e-mails from rain lovers. thanks a lot, elizabeth. >> all the weathermen across the bay area. what are are you talking about? we're employed because of that. >> you're a sunshine fan. >> i am. don't i look it? i'm such a golden goddess. >> you're the only gal with us.
glad you're here. help wanted at nasa. in the next half hour, how much you could earn as an astronaut. and to text a thief. how a bay area woman actually convinced a carjacker to return her car with a cell phone. coming up. police raid "occupy sf" overnight. how many arrests were made and where the group plans to move next. police issue of another warning to students to tear down their tents at sproul hall. how will students respond? a live report from the berkeley campus coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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