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tv   KPIX 5 News Early Edition  CBS  July 2, 2013 4:30am-5:01am PDT

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>> and it's day 2 of the bart strike. let's kick it over to to elizabeth with the traffic. >> a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. once again at 4:30 a.m. things look great getting into san francisco. and, of course, it was also gridlock a little later in the morning commute yesterday. we saw traffic packed from walnut creek out towards the macarthur maze. so you don't want to get in that again this morning. let's check the road sensors. 24 interstate 80, 880 and 580 all in the clear. those were our worst hot spots yesterday. the only thing that could slow you downright now, there is a car fire reported westbound 580 approaching north flynn road so that's as you head into livermore. coming up, we'll get you a check of your latest drive times plus i have some advice for how you can beat the gridlock this morning. back to you guys. >> some tips. okay, liz, thanks. here's the latest on day 2 of the bart strike. it is still ongoing. there will be no trains again
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today. no formal negotiations are set up right now, as well. and so far, no talks are scheduled for later today. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is at the lake merritt bart station in oakland. any sign they will get back together at the negotiating table? >> reporter: we're not sure about that yet, frank. if this is any indication, the picketers are still here at the lake merritt bart station so this means bart riders should be making alternative plans. there's still no word when talks between bart management and the unions will continuing. take a look at what we know so far. right now, the two sides are still pretty far apart. bart is offering an 8% wage hike over 4 years. it wants workers to pay more towards their pension and benefits. the unions want a 13.5% raise over 3 years. they are also willing to kick in a .5% towards their retirement. but insurance is also a major
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sticking point. >> right now, bart employees only pay $92 towards their healthcare. that's unheard of. most people pay four times as much. >> if anyone wants more than basic, they pay that plus co- pays. it averages out to our members paying $200 a month. >> reporter: according to bart the average nonmanagement employee earns about $71,000 a year plus $11,000 in overtime. back out live again take a look at these picketers in the early- morning hours at lake merritt bart station. throughout the morning, we are hoping here to get more updates from bart management and the unions. so we can probably get more information that would shed more light on what's going to be happening throughout the day. live in oakland, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >> all of those extra drivers in the city created gridlock in the financial district. [ cars beep ] >> it took about an hour and a half to go one mile down battery street during the evening commute. some people had snacks handy like that guy in the trunk.
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one man had time to get coffee while his wife sat in the backup. >> i bet i could come up here all the way up here to starbucks, pay for it and come back before she makes it up here. >> reporter: and that's how many blocks ago? >> three blocks. >> reporter: what do you think about this strike? they're not even at the table negotiating. >> they're not? and we're sitting here in traffic? it's kind of frustrating. >> hundreds of people got in line for casual carpools near the transbay terminal in san francisco. live pictures from mobile5. we're on i-880 southbound near alameda. as you can see, there are a few cars on the road right now but the traffic is moving well. for a second day bart is providing free shuttle buses from four east bay stations trying to get people across the bay. kpix 5 reporter sue kwon explains how it works. sue. >> reporter: good morning. bart is doubling the number of buses to bring east bay commuters into san francisco starting at 5 a.m., there will
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be 36 buses rolling out of four bart stations including el cerrito del norte, dublin- pleasanton, walnut creek. the riders will go to west oakland where a bus bridge to san francisco is set up. commuters can park for free in west oakland to board the san francisco bound buses. the transbay terminal is the pick up and drop-off. roundtrip tickets will be first come, first served. bart hopes to move 3,000 to 4,000 commuters with this strike today. that means big crowds and long lines. >> move back to accommodate passengers. >> reporter: you're here an hour earlier. >> i want to make sure i have a bus to get home on three different buses. >> reporter: an estimated 1,000 riders used the bart bus service today but today with the word out more buses, that number could climb. >> as we know, there are a lot of people in line.
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how are the lines flowing? >> reporter: yesterday we were at dublin-pleasanton, and what we noticed was that there was a long line around 4:00 and then buses just came up and they filled those buses quickly.three to four of them. then you would have to wait 15 to 20 minutes to fill up. once the 10 buses are gone, that's it. you don't know what time they will fill up. so get there early and bring your pay then. >> thank you. >> stay with kpix 5 for the latest on the strike. tune in for traffic updates on kcbs radio when you're on the road and we have a strike survival guide on some developing news out of afghanistan. suicide attackers killed 6 people this morning at an compound the nato supply company in kabul. officials say the attackers set off a truck bomb there that opened fire on security
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personnel. the taliban claimed responsibility. a strong earthquake shook part of indonesia 6.1 with an epicenter on the western tip of sumatra island. 10 people were hurt, 17 homes damaged. one witness says at least two homes were flattened. today earthquake struck in the same area where a large earthquake triggered the devastating tsunami in 2004 after christmas. so far no tsunami warnings. president obama and former president george w. bush made an appearance today together in africa to pay tribute to the victims of the 1998 embassy bombing in tanzania then shook hands with survivors of the attack. relatives of those that were killed. president and mrs. obama are now flying home. new this morning india turned down an asylum request from former national security contractor edward snowden who is seeking asylum now in more than 20 countries. he is believed to be holed up at an airport in moscow. overnight he dropped his bid
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for asylum there in russia. >> there have been high level discussions with the russians about trying to find a solution. >> russian president vladimir putin says he won't send snowden back to the u.s. where snowden faces espionage charges but putin said that snow different will have to stop leaking u.s. security information -- snowden will have to stop leaking u.s. security information if he wants asylum. an investigation is under way to determine what happened during a deadly wildfire in arizona. cbs reporter melanie woodrow shows us how the community remembered the 19 men killed in the line of duty. reporter: the bodies of the 19 firefighters killed in the yarnell hill fire sunday arrived at the medical examiner's office in phoenix. autopsy will be performed on all 19 within the next few days. ♪[ music ] >> reporter: in prescott where most of the firefighters lived, more than 1,000 mourners packed a gym for a memorial service. a testament to the closeness of this community. >> it's a packed hall and god,
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i love you for it. [ crying ] >> thank you. >> reporter: andrew ashcraft was like most of his crew in his 20s and loved his job. unlike most of his crew, he leaves behind a wife and four children. >> he wanted to be a firefighter hotshot all of his life. >> reporter: you can see people visiting this memorial. while the town of prescott mourns up the road near yarnell, the fire that already claimed 19 lives continues to burn. this map shows the size of the fire an estimated 8400 acres. the red line with hash marks means it's uncontrolled with no containment lines. about 500 firefighters will focus on the eastern edge of the blaze where yarnell and peeples valley are still under evacuation orders. >> trying to keep in touch with each other and not knowing if our house is still standing. >> reporter: at least 50 homes were destroyed in yarnell but officials tell cbs news the actual number could be as high
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as 200. melanie woodrow for cbs news, prescott, arizona. new this morning, firefighters worked overnight to make sure a fire in the east bay hills didn't flare up once again. the fire along grizzly peak boulevard was reported near the steam train in a park. steep terrain, dry conditions and darkness made it tough for the firefighters. they are still looking for a cause of the fire. but it's been so hot. >> looks like the heat wave will continue. 4:39. >> scary going into the 4th of july. everything is going to be dry. looks like hot temperatures will continue again today. triple digits expected again in some of the valleys. we have fog and low clouds towards the coastline. check out our hi-def doppler radar. you can see some returns of the monsoonal moisture. maybe a couple of light sprinkles outside approaching
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the coastline. the heat is on again. you see all the clouds rolling on by for today and well, it is going to be another hot one. temperatures very warm this morning. already 70s in the east bay, 60s inside the bay, 50s patchy fog at the coastline. as high as 103 degrees again today in livermore. we'll have more weather coming up. right now let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> we'll go out live to chopper 5 this morning. over the bay bridge toll plaza, we are seeing some slight delays in the cash labors but overall if you are a fast track user you're getting by great at this hour. once again they turned on the metering lights earlier than typical, with bart strike day 2 that could be the case this morning. by 6 a.m. was already jammed up for 20 minutes back towards the macarthur maze. traffic is moving well at the golden gate bridge. this is my first bit of
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advice. consider using that going the long way around. the richmond/san rafael bridge and the golden gate bridge saw lighter-than-normal traffic and would be great alternatives. back to you. 4:41. another hot day as lawrence said in store for parts of the bay area. more details on how long this will stick around and what the power companies are doing to prevent outages. plus -- [ beeping ] >> what may be better than honking? getting even with bad drivers and it's all thanks to youtube. we'll explain when we come back. 97
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more days. there's an "excessive heat warning" thh tomorrow evening for the noh and east bay i expect hot weather to stay with us for a couple of more days. there's an excessive heat warning through tomorrow evening for the north and east bay interior valleys and the santa clara valley. this past weekend more than a dozen people were sent to the hospital in concord for heat- related illnesses. a lot of them did not feel it
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coming. >> you're going about your work and by the time you realize it's a little too late and you pass out or somebody sees you get weak and wobbly at work and next thing you know the paramedics are there to pick you up. >> there is a "flex alert" issued for businesses and residents to cut back on power usage to avoid outages between noon and 7 p.m. >> that's hard to do. i was in the east bay last night. i had the ac on all night long because it's just too hot. >> it's been really warm and lawrence, you have been keeping an eye on this for us. you know, today is a little more muggy outside. we are seeing a little more subtropical moisture coming in so you have heat and high humidity so it will be uncomfortable. monsoonal moisture with patchy fog at the coastline. warm temperatures, numbers in the upper 60s even some low 70s inland. now, as we head toward the
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afternoon, we're looking at some temperatures moving back up into the triple digits inland, 70s and 80s inside the bay and plenty of 60s at the coast. here's that ridge. you can see that wraparound moisture bringing that subtropical moisture, monsoonal moisture making it feel muggy hot inland again today with triple digits. those clouds will continue to filter through our skies today on and off. going to make for a beautiful sunrise. a chance of an occasional sprinkle near the coastline. otherwise it looks like the temperatures will soar, 111 fresno, 109 sacramento, slight chance of a few thunderstorms over the sierra nevada. those hot temperatures around the bay, 102 morgan hill, 90 milpitas, 69 pacifica, 104 in brentwood, 104 in pleasanton, and 103 in livermore. inside the bay we are looking at 70s and some 80s. and the next couple day, the hot temperatures continuing, slight cooling on the 4th of july. looks like those temperatures cool down a lot over the
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weekend. let's check the roads now with elizabeth. >> an accident westbound 580 approaching north flynn two lanes blocked and picking up slowing on our sensors. average speeds about 24 miles per hour. so give yourself extra time towards north flynn and the rest of the livermore valley. the worst commutes yesterday the bay bridge definitely a hotspot as well as a lot of commutes getting there in the east bay, 24, 880, east east, all of these parallel bart lines, we expect these to be the real problem spots. some people were waiting in commutes an hour plus so you don't want to get in that. consider using a carpool. find a friend, stranger, those carpool lanes were hardly used at all especially towards the bay bridge. muni offering their extra service. caltrain going to try to step
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up service as much as they can but already they are pretty much at capacity. ac transit is offering extra transbay buses between east bay and san francisco. the ferries another great option with very long lines. golden gate ferry offering the regular service. they are at capacity as well but out of alameda and vallejo you will find extra boats. samtrans stepping things up, as well. outside, here's a live look at the nimitz. 880 in oakland, caltrans let us know they actually picked up their overnight roadwork ahead of schedule because they are expecting all those extra commuters on the road this morning who are not using bart. northbound 880 looks good towards downtown. southbound is quiet, as well. that is your latest "timesaver traffic." back to you guys. >> thank you. 4:47 now. even on a regular day, driving across the bay area can be stressful. we know that. and if you are sick of drivers cutting people off and making illegal turns, kpix 5's kiet do shows us there's a new way to
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get even. reporter: maybe you've been that lady on the benicia bridge or that guy in san francisco or even this guy in concord. [ beeping ] >> reporter: before dash cams got so cheap bad driving just stayed on the road. but now every bad choice you make behind the wheel could go viral. [ beeping ] >> reporter: like the driver of this silver bmw in napa who got angry, tried to pass and nearly caused head on crashes. this clip got 150,000 views. it's from a youtube asked named bad drivers of napa with 136 videos and counting from all over the bay area and well over 300,000 views so far. the trend is picking up with the latest local youtube channel called, bad drivers of santa cruz featuring plenty of, you guessed it. add to that bad drivers of southern california, portland, oregon, vancouver, south carolina and texas. don't even get me started on russia. with all these youtube channels popping up, it begs the
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question: is it making us safer? are drivers behaving? >> i don't see it having an impact. >> reporter: this chp officer says shooting the videos is legal as long as you mount the camera either on the dash or lower corners and don't exceed side restrictions. the officer says it appears the ones with the dash cams are driving recklessry, as well. do you think they are driving like a jerk? >> more carefully. >> reporter: drivers we showed the videos to were skeptical it would shame others into being safer. >> i understand the frustrations. whether or not it's okay i'm not sure. >> reporter: knowing this guy is out there does he make you want to drive safer? >> no. i'm italian.
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i'll drive say because it's the law and you want to make sure everybody is safe. >> reporter: so be careful where you shoot that bird. someone might be shooting back with a camera. kiet do, kpix 5. >> chp says a more effective way to fight aggressive drivers is to call the hotline, 1-800- tell-chp. a silicon valley company is partnering with china on new investments. kpix 5's len ramirez reports. reporter: it is not a question of when or how much chinese business investments there will be. >> $60 billion to flow to california between now and 2020. >> reporter: the question is where? >> we want to make sure we get a strong share of that in san jose and silicon valley. >> reporter: economic development director kim waller said san jose is teaming up with private partners to form the first of its kind nonprofit called china silicon valley to promote the region to chinese companies and investors. >> in the best-case scenario we
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have more chinese companies coming to san jose and silicon valley, more private chinese companies and they start up here and they create jobs here. >> reporter: a trickle has already started in this north san jose office building where chinese and american investors are incubating promising chinese startups. >> in terms of innovation, i see the silicon valley plays more important role than other regions. >> reporter: he was born in china and educated at stanford. he says the valley has the ingredients for success. >> knowledge, talent, information and capital flowing among universities, companies and small startups. >> reporter: the valley also has a sizable chinese-american community and room for businesses to grow. this silicon valley research and development facility isn't empty today because of bart strike. like a lot of silicon valley buildings, it has been vacant for years due to the recession,
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but it has been well maintained and it just sitting here waiting for the next investor. will that company be from china? >> i think we're the most welcoming community on the planet. >> reporter: it very well could be if china silicon valley gets its way. in san jose, len ramirez, kpix 5. 4:52 now. iphone, ipad, i watch? >> the latest idevice apple may have up its sleeve. >> and here's a live look from mobile5 on the road 880 northbound hayward. it's free and clear. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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checking out your hi-def doppler radar, there is monsoonal moisture rotating through, sprinkles outside. we'll talk about the heat coming up. >> and we're already seeing the delays beginning to build over at the bay bridge toll plaza. only for cash users. so far quiet across the golden gate bridge and the san mateo bridge. all the carpool lanes still free and clear. we'll have more "timesaver traffic" coming up. and here are more live pictures from mobile5 driving north on 880 in hayward. traffic fairly light. but, you know, it is before 5 a.m. so we are expecting things to pick up significantly throughout the morning. we'll keep you posted as things progress. 4:55. the head of microsoft's xbox business may be the game changer needed for zynga. the san francisco-based company named don mattrick as its new ceo. mark pincus will stay on as chairman. the company saw the stock drop
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sharply since its initial public offering back in 2011. it cut 18% of its workforce last month. apple innovators may have something up their sleeve. the company is trying to trademark the name iwatch. they are trying to develop a smart wristwatch like an iphone. they haven't confirmed or denied the reports. one bay area city may be feeling a little smug about itself today. san francisco just earned the title snobbiest city in the country. it's at the top of the new list by "travel & leisure" magazine. also new york, boston, and providence, rhode island. >> the magazine surveyed readers about a city's aloofness, trendiness and whether the locals were good- looking. >> i don't like that moniker. snobby. i think l.a. is snobbier than san francisco. >> i think we're cool. 4:56. now protecting crews on the firelines. the emergency shelters that can help them survive the flames
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and the heat. >> reporter: i'm cate caugiran live in oakland. the bay area is bracing for another bart strike. we'll give you an update on where both sides stand. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald bart train service suspended as the strike enters day 2. the best ways to get around the delays and where both union and bart managers now stand on contract talks. >> i was mad at somebody. >> fighting the traffic and then trying to find parking. the nasty surprise for east bay drivers who thought they were off the hook for parking meters. >> triple-digit temperatures, now muggy, too. when will this break? we'll talk about that coming up. >> and chopper 5 over the east bay near the macarthur maze so far picking up light traffic conditions. the latest drive times coming up. good morning, it is tuesday, july 2. thanks for joining us. i'm anne makovec. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. michelle has the day off. 5:00 on your tuesday. let's kick it out the door with traffic and weather. we'll start with weather because it's hot. >> hot! we have seen these temperatures soaring into the triple digits
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the last few days in some of the interior valleys. now we're seeing monsoonal moisture rotating into the bay area making it feel muggy and humid and hot in many spots. some of the activity along the coastline, there's a absolute chance you could see a light sprinkle with that. overall these temperatures are very warm around much of the bay area this morning. already 73 degrees in livermore, 72 fairfield, 64 in concord and 66 in san jose. you will see some cloud cover today. that's some of the monsoonal clouds but still, some triple digits about 103 in livermore. 98 in concord. about 93 in san jose. and about 75 degrees in san francisco. we're not done with the heat just yet. we'll talk about that coming up. let's check the roads with elizabeth. thanks, lawrence. unfortunately we have a hotspot this morning. it's coming from the altamont pass into livermore. westbound 580 approaching north flynn there was a car fire, started a small grass fire in the area. there is a good


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