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>>anny:top stories we are following for you on this tuesday, july 30th. bart negotiators head back to the table after yet another *unsuccessful day of talks. what's next for workers and riders as we are now just five days away from another possible strike. the bay area has been part of a nationwide crackdown on child sex trafficking. we break down just how many children were rescued in the operation. and how many offenders are sitting behind bars this morning. and a flash flood watch remains in effect this morning as tropical depression flossie may still cause power outages and road closures. details on the storm coming up. good morning everyone thanks for joining us. we are going to check on our weather with
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erica. good morning. >>erica: i want to talk about flossy for just a moment. you can notice not much out there. but this has been for chile downgraded to a tropical depression. yesterday evening the storm track moved just north of the big island is a looks like most of the right expected today is actually going to hit everyone in mali. flash flood advisories are still an affect. maximum winds of about 35 mi. per hour. we have seen over 6 in. of rain to the big island. about 2 in. for a couple of the other islands in the area. now we are still dealing with several flight delays if you have any vacation plans. we will continue to monitor this throughout the morning but i do want to focus on bay area weather. we are waking up to mostly cloudy skies. another great to the start--great start to the day. very stubborn fog. looks like
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it's going to be slowed cleared out early today but into tomorrow as well but expect foggy ankle conditions through about thursday and then we start to turn the corner but in the way for more sunshine and slightly warmer temperatures. here's a look at current conditions. fairfield 55 degrees, 55 for downtown san francisco. into the 7:00 hour fog tracker for shows widespread, cover. it is going to start to pull back as we had to about 2:00 p.m. today. you will notice plenty of sunshine for just about everyone with the exception of the immediate coast line. as a breakdown afternoon highs expected in your neighborhood. fairfield 75 degrees, 66 for oakland and hayward fellow '60s for downtown san francisco. your kron 47 day around the bay forecast highlights cooler weather for the next couple of days. temperatures will be cooler the where we should be for this time of year. we'll be back into mid to upper 80s towards the weekend and started the next week. traffic moving pretty well.
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nothing slow down. starting at the approach to the bay bridge toll plaza. traffic very light and area. the main lights are off. san mateo bridge looking very good in both directions. your drive time is 12 to 13 minutes. last but not least us take it out to the golden gate bridge. you'll notice lots of space between cars. we do have some areas of dense fog so keep that in mind as you work your way into the city permit >>anny:watching what is now tropical depression "flossie" off the coast of hawaii. the storm had been categorized as a tropical storm as it headed for hawaii's big island and maui. this is video of waves caused by the storm. the national weather service says a flash flood watch remains in effect until tonight. flossie may still cause power outages and road closures-- with wind gusts up to 40 miles-per-hour through mountain passes. honolulu's mayor is urging residents to stay safe during the storm.
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>>: only ysabel people should be out driving. you are in danger in yourself and others if you are out there. it be in a shelter at this point. >>anny: the airport will remain open although some airlines have already cancelled flights. that's including airports here in the bay area. san francisco international airport is reporting * no cancelled or delays flight due to flossie at this hour. but yesterday a few flights were cancelled due to the storm. it was a similar story across the bay at the oakland airport yesterday. sixth fought passengers to rebook their flights. this morning, oakland international airport is showing no reports of any cancelled or delayed flights to hawaii this morning. firefighters in san francisco are on the scene of a two alarm house fire in the city's visitacion valley this morning. the fire broke out in the overnight hours in the 100 block of tucker avenue.
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that's near john mclaren park. the fire has been put out by fire fighters. investigators say a marijuana grow operation took place inside the house. no word yet if there are any fire. more than one- hundred children have been rescued in a child prostitution sting operation across the country. and twelve of the children were rescued here in the bay area. grant lodes has more on the crackdown and the surprising role sporting events play in child sex-trafficking. date of 4, the super bowl and a statistic you will not use in the sports pages. that more girls can be sold sizable then actual tickets. >>: more girls are sold for prostitution and games that actual tickets. >>: that includes st tracks,
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truck stops, motels, casinos, internet science, social media platforms and the like. operation across country rescued 105 children forced into prostitution and arrested 150 pence and others. the justice department said an estimated four mother and 50,000 people run away from home each year. one of three children living on the streets will be lured into prostitution. some of them end up here. >>: its $27 million industry. i was sold on back pay it as a minor. that it is also using the web site to rescue a child prostitute. >>: it appears we were 30 to 40 percent more successful in identifying the victims and pence on this operation. >>: i'm grant lotus, kron4
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newsprint >>anny: and other bay area news,the bay area is now just * five days away from another possible bart strike. but this morning. we're hearing a different tone from one of the unions. >>: we are having a conversation to understand each other's interests and see whether or not there is a way to bridge our differences. >>anny: bart general manager grace crunican was giving a speech to the american transportation association when union reps interupted. and began chanting for bart's lead negotiator- thomas hock - to step down. union seem more optimistic, the a-t-u representatives expressed frustrated on the >>: they are not willing to bargain. however with mr. kopp being away from the table, there was nothing that could significantly be
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accomplished. >>anny: stay with kron 4 news as we continue our coverage on a second possible bart strike. we have all the latest information on kron four - dot -com as well as our 24/7 bay area news channel on comcast 193. kron4 morning news continues after this break but first here's a live look from our san mateo bridge. cloudy start once again as more details on your full forecast when we come back. details on your full forecast when we come back. hñ
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good morning. following a developing story out of florida where officials say there are at least three critical deaths after a series of explosions rocked a gas plant. it happened near orlando in central florida last night. this is video of the flames from the explosion. authorities first feared that as many as 15 workers at the "blue rhino propane plant" could have been killed when several blasts blew off the building's roof. witness in the area describe
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the scene as the explosion >>: every time you heard one of the explosion that explosions it will almost like lightning. covered smoke and cloud. there was a human this fire. every time you hear an explosion of sparked by a giant fireball would shoot out of the explosion which we were guessing where all of the cocaine tanks of their exploding one at a time. >>anny: all the workers are accounted for this morning. seven people were taken to the local hospitals. private first class bradley manning will learn whether he'll be convicted of aiding the enemy for sending more than 700-thousand government documents to the anti-secrecy website "wiki- leaks." this afternoon a military judge at fort mead in maryland will announce the verdict. "aiding the enemy" is the most serious of 21 counts manning is contesting. if convicted, he could get
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life in prison without parole. morning news. dark out there. we have cloudy conditions starting out today. in san francisco we are at 55 degrees. we're reaching a high of 61 this afternoon.
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a >>: >>erica: we are looking into cloudy skies. but the good news is although it's pretty hazy it is not the low ground fog and it will not affect or impact visibility. expect slow clearing for later on today but sunny and mild conditions as we head into the afternoon. we will still be dealing with gray skies along the immediate coast line that's a look at the next 24 hours. here's a look at current conditions. you will notice upper 50s and san francisco and san jose. 56 out the door and
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concord. satellite and radar shows cloud cover impacting the bay area and slowing to inland. great start for most of us but once the sunshine fills it back it will reveal mild weather so not too hot or too cold with plenty of '70s in the south bay. sunnyvale as 74 degrees, low seventies for those of you in mountain view. we are talking sunny skies and upper '70's and antioch. pittsburgh with a high of 83 degrees. 75 for those of you in fairfield. downtown's san francisco as 61 degrees and mid-70s for the bottle. another cool down through thursday. upper 80s once again as we transition into the weekend. as for traffic around the bay area, not on entering any hot spots. a quick look at the bridge's three you will notice very light here at your approach to the bay bridge toll plaza. we are not even seen away at the pay gates. all is well curry your drive time is under 11 minutes for
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fremont this morning. san mateo bridge looking pretty good pretty kind of hazy but traffic is doing well. if we're not seeing any problems getting to the bridge from the nimitz freeway. this band itself traffic is moving at top speeds. southbound 101 the golden gate bridge still lots of space between cars. current drive time 23 minutes out of the bottle into the city. in terms of their traffic maps, green and the south bay. no problems for the peninsula. in fact, a green on your screen indicates miles of 60 mi. per hour or higher. anny. >>anny: a new round of talks between israeli and palestinian negotiators begins today inthe discussions follow six months of shuttle diplomacy by secretary of state john kerry to restart negotiations that broke down in 2008. since 2000, israeli settlements have doubled in
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the west bank. the palestinians are claiming that arabs will outnumber jews in the "holy land" by 2020. the senate has confirmed james comey as the new f-b- i director. comey was the former deputy attorney general who worked in the george w bush administration. the 93-to-one vote came after republican senator rand paul of kentucky dropped his filibuster of comey. it's day two of a preliminary hearing in harrisburg, pennsylvania, that will determine whether there's enough evidence to bring to trial three former penn state officials in the jerry sandusky child abuse case. former penn state president graham spanier, retired vice president gary schultz and
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ex-athletic director tim curley are accused of failing to tell police about an allegation against sandusky, and then tried to hide what they knew. court documents and transcripts of hearings related to the case of murdered washington intern chandra levy will be made public, some immediately and others by the week's end. lawyers have held a number of meetings in the case in recent months but the public and press have not been able to hear all those meetings. lawyers have been discussing information that could discredit a key witness who helped convict ingmar guandique of levy's death. defense attorneys have said they intend to request a new trial based on the information. levy's 2001 disappearance became international news after she was romantically linked with then- modesto rep. gary condit. eight people, including three children, were injured after an explosion
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shook this south philadelphia neighborhood late saturday morning. one home was destroyed and two others were heavily damaged. neighbors pitched in to help rescue those inside the homes. witnesses explains what happened. >>:"i saw the whole house was down. i saw the house next to it was falling over. i saw firemen. this dude was burnt up. they were hosing him down with the fire hose." "he was running out of the house with burn marks from head to toe. he was bleeding from his side and he was just asking for help." after more than an hour of searching, rescuers determined no one else was trapped under the rubble. fire officials confirming it was a natural gas explosion. and their search for a cause now centers on work being down by a contractor on a water heater.
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they say it appears the contractor may have been attempting to relight the water heater when the explosion took place. it's a small parasite with a big name ""sike-low- spore-uh"" and it's causing a rash of intestinal infections. just last week health officials reported 48 new cases in texas. that number has now grown to 353 cases in 14 other states. ed payne tells us about this parasite and how it gets around.
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the government says more cancer deaths could be prevented if certain current and former heavy smokers get annual c-t scans. it's the first time the government has gotten behind lung cancer screening for heavy smokers. a panel with the u-s preventive services task force recommends the scans for people ages 55 through 79 who smoked a pack of cigarette a day for 30 years-- or the equivalent. researchers are working to create a virtual speech therapist for patients who have lost their language skills due to a stroke or other head trauma. the avatar is designed to help people practice their speaking skills after insurance has stopped covering visits to human
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clinicians. experts say the cyber tool is needed because speech disorders can be a life- long battle. the team-- at temple university in philadelphia says it's approach challenges patients to spontaneously generate speech in conversations with the avatar. good news for fans of burning man, the popular week- long festival has secured a 4-year event permit from the federal government.
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>>anny: timeout is 423. kron
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4 news continues after this break.
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>>erica: good morning and thanks for breaking up or staying awake for the kron4 morning news. here is what to expect. we will only hit low eighties for the wall in one spot for the next couple of days but predominately cool weather. it will be pretty chilly and cloudy along the immediate coast line. temperatures with the low 60s. i will talk about the warm-up and the seven kerman the bay coming up in just a couple of minutes. >>anny: thank-you erica. time now is 426. well, the good news for fans of burning a man, the popular week-long festival has secured a four year even permit from the federal government. kron4's stars clifford has the details. >>charles: last year there were more than 56,000 visitors. but under a new
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event permit just issued by the liberal of land management the festival has been given an increase in its attendance cap. in 2012 the cap was set at 60,900 people and they share the limit has been raised to 68,000 people. the permit is good for four years. an exchange, event organizers have to meet a lot for list of requirements including posting proper sign it, traffic control, fire prevention, security, public safety and then take down and clean up. organizers said today they are planning accordingly. for the first time ever there will be a shuttle bus service at the event as a was increased efforts to manage traffic flow into and out of the area. burning man starts on august 26th and ends on september 2nd. and the news room, charles clifford kron 4 news. >>anny: kron4 morning news continues after this break. here's a look from our group camry cloudy skies once again that here in downtown san francisco. more details
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coming up on your 7 day forecast coming up a little bit later.
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>>darya: good morning. it is almost four thirty on your tuesday morning. check with your traffic and weather forecast bridge >>erica: good morning. it is tuesday and a cooler one at that. the niteries out the door in oakland and upper 50s currently in livermore. you'll probably want to bring a jacket as you head out to work or school. satellite and radar shows all of the clouds pushing up not only along the coastline but filling inland as well. once the sun comes up, you notice how much of a great start it is to the morning. here's a look at futurecast for tracking temperatures throughout the day. take a look at how many '60s we will have by lunchtime print it will be cool to mild out there with '60s not only for places as separate as go but down our bay stores as well. looks like we will see more
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of the bay of '70s. the kid up eighties. expect mainly sunny skies. but the clouds will return. attend his back in the '50s and '60s by 8:00 p.m. tonight. as a breakdown de afternoon highs. east bay shoreline. downtown's san francisco keep your jacket handy. you will certainly not as the war but down the peninsula after a warm conditions for the north bay as well with 68 degrees for vallejo. petaluma at 75 degrees in
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well '70s for mill valley. your kron 47 day around the bay forecast highlights somewhat cooler patterns for the next couple of days lasting through thursday the looks like temperatures on the come up once again as we transition into the weekend. >>anny: watching what is now tropical depression and flossie off the coast of hawaii. the storm had been categorized as a tropical storm as it headed for
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hawaii's big island and mali. this is video of waves caused by a storm. the national weather service says a flash flood watch remains in effect until tonight. flossie may still cause power outages and road closures with wind gusts up to 40 mi. per hour through mountain passes honolulu's mayor is urging residents to stay safe during the storm. >>: only central people should be out. if you are out after this you are endangering yourself and others. you want to be in a home or in a shelter at that point. >>anny: following a developing story out of san francisco where investigators are on scene of a two-alarm fire at a house on tucker ave. kron4's a yoli aceves is live at the scene with more details, yoli? >>darya: good morning. the call came in just past
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midnight and it really started off and is home right here. they detected smoke. called the fire department. when the fire department arrived they realized it was actually are originating from this home and to their surprise when they finally got into this home it was a full house. his video from when firefighters got here tried to fight the fire. because no one was in the home they had to force entry through the garage and that's when they discovered that this was a gross house. there was about 60 plants in its infancy growing and this house. spread out throughout the house may be in five different rooms in the house. one of the back rooms are really caught on fire and that is really what alarmed the neighbors to see some of the smoke. it was a tough fire for firefighters to fight only because they are maureen-judge running more and more into this more frequently if integral houses and because they are grown houses if you have
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electricity bypassing the pg e meter and then you also have a border windows and aborted skylights which make it very hot conditions for firefighters to fight and but they were able to get this fire out. luckily no one was home and nobody was harmed. not firefighters or neighboring people. nobody was present in this home. preliminary investigations show that probably elector class started this fire. we are waiting for police officers to return to the scene to collect any more evidence to find out who is the owner of this house. whether they into their house was being used as a row house or if there were even part of that operation. we are still waiting to see and hear from police department. >>anny: thank you for the report yoli. >>anny: in other bay area
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news, the fbi said 12th child prostitutes have been rescued and 21 alleged pence were arrested the bay area as part of a nationwide crackdown on child sex trafficking. the bay area had the nation's highest number of child prostitutes rescue during last week's sweep known as " operation cross-country. " the bay area accounted for 11 percent of child prostitutes rescued in nearly 12 percent of the total number of alleged pence arrested nationwide. nationally 105 children who were forced into prostitution were rescued and 150 people described as " pence " were arrested during the raids across 76 u.s. cities. the trade and milwaukee had the second-highest number of child prostitutes arrested with 10 each. --detroit and milwaukee. police in cupertino are
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investigating an accident that killed one person and closed highway 85 for a few hours. the crash happened at-late last night when two vehicles collided on the highway. one person was pronounced dead at the scene. the cause of the crash remains under investigation. highway 85 in cupertino has reopened about 30 residents in east oakland came together last night to hear from city officials about safety. the meeting comes after that just almost a week after the murder of longtime residents 66 year-old judy salomon. investigators said they have some promising leads, however they still need the help of the community to get to salomon's killer. a classic councilwoman libby shaftaf talks about the recent crime problem facing oakland residents prepared--oakland city councilwoman.
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shaaf added that the city of oakland and the oakland police department are committed to making the community safer. tonight oakland city council was considered a proposal to accept up to $2 million in federal funding for an expanded surveillance center to monitor the port of oakland area. the city council president supports the program called the domestic awareness center because it would help police and fire officials work better together to respond to emergencies. but an american civil liberties union attorney said the letter urging the council to withhold approval for now because of " significant privacy concerns. " if the funding is approved, oakland would be the first city in the country that would have a domain awareness centered that's a combined city port project.
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>>anny: good morning. the timeout is 0441. watching watching wall street this morning. futures trading the positive this morning. investors are waiting for a series of major economic reports later this week. tomorrow the government will report its first estimate of u-s economic growth for the second quarter. and on friday it will publish its monthly jobs survey. here's a look at the closing numbers. the dow fell 36- points. the nasdaq fell 14 -points. the s-and-poor's 500 fell six -points. the answer investors want most is the one they're
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least likely to get from the federal reserve as it's meeting this week-- despite any hints the feds may drop. few investors expect the fed to telegraph its intentions on slowing its bond purchases, which have kept long-term borrowing rates low. the federal reserve might choose to clarify a separate issue-- when it may raise its key short-term rate. the fed has kept the rate near zero since 2008. it's said it plans to keep it there at least as long as unemployment remains above six-point-five- percent. unemployment is now at seven-point-six percent. ñáçwçñ
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look back. a look at your weather and traffic with erica. >>erica: does have the fog will be fairly close to set clear that you are experiencing this morning. everyone is looking up to 50 so grab a jacket with pleasanton at 54 and 59 out the door in oakland. following numbers into afternoon and will be sunny and mild. temperatures now much differ from what we saw yesterday. we will eventually see the sun shine. 61 for downtown san francisco and a '70s for sunnyvale and san jose. temperatures will " once again by the evening hours. expect to come back for the fog. by 8:00 p.m. tonight, hayward oakland and san
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francisco to jump into the 50s. fairly cool conditions for this time of year. it will continue with that pattern for the next couple of days. socle patterns through about thursday and then we start to turn the corner. one mother just minimal brief fog and plenty of sunshine into the afternoon. upper 80s for the warmest inland spots. that is a look at your weather. on to traffic. take a look at despethe first signs of a bap as you approach the bay bridge toll plaza. traffic coming from the easter freeway and it is always the-land. the wait is starting to grow to about the middle of the lot. the rest of traffic looks pretty good. there's a live look at the san mateo bridge. you notice traffic is a little heavy on the right hand side of your screen so that is the commode that commit direct entry south, one is the way free of your entire rand ride. no accidents. offering is looking pretty good and the south bay.
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presenters are green indicated speeds of 50 mi. are higher per hour. >>anny: the new eastern span of the bay bridge is not supposed to be ready until december but there is a slight chance the runway could be ready before then. engineers are currently working to replace 32 broken bolt with a network of cables. crews also plans to install metal plates for more support. they say, those plants would make destructor strong enough to open the bridge before december. caltrans has now asked the federal highway administration to review the new plan. a united airlines employee and his crawford are accused of selling passengers' luggage and authorities say it all happened at a time when as a foe was thrown into chaos. right after the asiana plane crash. kron4's death, reports to
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>>dan: what could be called a crime of opportunity happened july 8th, two days after the 80 on the airliner crashed and when delays or cancellations and unattended bags were the order of the day. >>: there were a lot of setbacks found there and we know after the plane crashed it was a lot of chaos. >>: the sergeant said surveillance of videos shows them right flank through four suitcases and then handed off the back to his girlfriend and another woman. >>: it appears he was looking through the backs and then taking the backs. the entire back. >>: he says thomas and a still unidentified, are also seen leaving with another two banks and no one would have known about it had promised not taken the clothing to nordstrom for a $4,000 refund and a female suspect went to nordstrom in this case to return some of items that were in the back. the victim's personal shopper called the victim
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and said how much your trip and what your return it these items. the victim does not have a sister. the victim called police. they watched airport surveillance video ended up arresting the two suspects just before they were ready to board a flight for hawaii. is it to their home out even more. >>: we found more than four suitcases. one was full and the rest were in secret that ought authorities still don't know how long this united employee was helping himself to an attended the backs. there currently review and other surveillance video is to get that answer. at sfo, dan kerman, kron 4 news. >>anny: san diego's, clark is in hot water this morning for allegedly trying to prevent sand six couples from getting married. in court papers, state attorney general kamala harris says
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county clerk ernest d ronenburg junior as the california supreme court to declare same-sex marriages remain illegal in all that all but two of the state's 58 cut-just county street and harris as the state court does not have that power. last month, the u.s. supreme court ruled the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional clara the way for game mayor is to resume in california. the county clerk's lawyers have until august 9th to respond. dual efforts are under way to recall san diego mayor bob filner over allegations of sexual harassment. the city attorney's office is deciding whether to recall campaigns can run concurrently. but that's not all. the leader of one recall effort is accusing the other of secretly supporting mayor owner. organizer michael calamary
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is threatened to file a complaint alleging election law violations. the other recall comes is the dark as i stand corbin--stampp cor bin who had been an ardent film as a portrait of the weekend, senator dianne feinstein called for a donor to step down. >>anny:president barack obama says the san francisco giants are dropping in at the white house. the president welcomed the 2012 world series champions yesterday at a south lawn ceremony honoring their victory and their community service work. the president says their
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second title in three season was because of stellar pitching, defense, and timely hitting. the crowd of well-wishers included giants hall of famer, willie mays. house democratic leader nancy pelosi, along with san francisco mayor ed lee were also in attendance. the giants will now head to philadelphia to take on the philly's this afternoon at 4:05 our time.
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good morning, top stories we're following this tuesday july 30th. investigators are on the scene of a two alarm house fire in visitaction valley. details on what was inside the house that made it difficult for crews to fight the fire. and a flash flood watch remains in effect this morning as tropical depression flossie may still cause power outages and road closures.
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we'll take a look at how the storm is affecting travelers across the bay area. and bart negotiators head back to the table after yet another *unsuccessful day of talks. what's next for workers and riders as we are now just five days away from another possible strike. >>darya:we're following a developing story out of san francisco where investigators on scene of a two alarm house fire in visitacion valley. it has been confirmed that there was a pot grow on the top floor of the house. kron four's will tran is live at the scene with more detials, will? >>will: it was the neighbors who called and because they detected fire. you can see the windows are all blown out. they have a pretty much a part of the crotch so no one can go and. this is not a crime scene. here is video that we shot a little bit earlier and you can see these investigators going through there. the fire department. unfortunately, no one was hurt but it was
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the live electrical wiring up to bypass the pg&e meters. if they came in there and found caught in five different rooms. 60 pot plants altogether. the fire department says unlike other house fires that they turn to or less response to, the spot fires are becoming much more dangerous. >>: this seems to be a common occurrence for us now. more officers are becoming our bread and butter fire operation. particular hazard is the way we a barricade the home. it makes it a trap for firefighters. if anything goes wrong and you are stuck. >>will: it did not take very long for the firefighters to put out the fire and smoke. fortunately, no one was trapped inside and no one was hurt when the firefighters were inside of battling all of the flames. or lease the smoke. as far
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as to live there, no one knows that at this point. it's now been turned over to the police department. it is up to them to investigate. we are waiting to talk with the neighbors to see how want anyone has been living there or someone has been walking in and operate will try to get more information on that. but >>mark: spent watching what is now tropical depression "flossie" off the coast of hawaii. the storm had been categorized as a tropical storm as it headed for hawaii's big island and maui. this is video of waves caused by the storm. the national weather service says a flash flood watch remains in effect until tonight. flossie may still cause power outages and road closures-- with wind gusts through mountain passes. the airport will remain open although some airlines have already cancelled flights.
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so far this morning-- s-f-o and oakland international airport are reporting no delays or cancellations into hawaii. kron4's jack ysabel is at the airport. but also travelers around--jackie sisel. >>: up against it actually looking pretty good. good morning and so far no plans have been delayed for departure months three have been app best to check the carrier. as i said yesterday was a much different story. more than half a dozen flights were canceled in and out. we talked with one weary traveler who was stuck here at sfo. >>: i was in three different lanes-line 3 i went to one line where they said we do have reservations to a
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second line-said i was on standby for another. as soon as i'm getting out of there is a midnight tomorrow fight >>: the way i understand is a tropical depression is flowing through as we speak. obviously these letter morning flights can take off and get there by dan suit. the party-jet departing flights that were scheduled to leave last letter early this morning. those are the ones that would be most affected. if you have people coming and that are coming back from vacation, those are the flights that are probably going to be most affected today. >>darya: sfax the bay area is just five days away from a possible bart strike. but this morning we are hearing a different tune from one of the unions. >>: we felt as if even in those areas where there is a vast gulf between us we are having a conversation to understand each other's interests and see whether
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are not there is a way to bridge our differences. the >>darya: there is some talking going on critic bart general manager was giving a speech as when union reps interrupted and started shouting enchanting for bart to leave that does lead negotiator to step down. the representatives of the 800 express frustration of the lack of progress. >>: that are not prepared to bargain. they indicated to you guys last week that someone would be available to conduct negotiations to some extent. a very small one and that was true however with mr. hawke being away from the table there was nothing that could significantly be accomplished. >>darya: to stay with kron4 as we get closer and closer to that deadline when there could be another bart strike. we will have all latest information on our web site kron4 got, and are
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247 news channel comcast 193. also facebook and twitter are great ways to keep that just to stay updated on the rest of the situation. >>mark: the fbi says 12 child prostitutes have been rescued and 21 alleged pence were arrested in the bay area as part of a nationwide crackdown on child sex trafficking. fbi assistant-
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the bay area accounted for 11 percent of child prostitutes rescued and nearly 12 percent of the total number of alleged femmes arrested nationwide. fbi assistant director ronald costco explains why they are primarily targeting of the prostitution to crack down on child prostitution. >>darya: 508 right now. here's a look at the golden gate bridge. visibility is not terrible. we'll be right back. [ female announcer ] new nature valley soft-baked oatmeal squares.
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>>darya: 511 right now. following a developing story out of florida where officials say there are at least three critical surplus injuries but so far no deaths after a series of explosions rocked a gas plant.
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take a look at this video. it happened near orlando in central florida last night. this is video of the flames from the explosion. authorities first feared that as many as 15 workers at the "blue rhino propane plant" could have been killed when several blasts blew off the building's roof. witness in the area describe the scene as the explosion happened. >>: covered smoke and clouds and there is a humongous fire you could see it and every time you hear an explosion of eight large fireball would shoot out of the explosion which we are guessing where all the cocaine takes work exploding one at a time. >>darya: accounted for this morning. seven people were taken to the local hospitals. the extent of their injuries is not known as this time.
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>>mark: we will return as the kron4 morning continues next. an update on weather and traffic. a live look out of san francisco at the civic center. you see all of the fog.
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>>erica: good morning. we are working up to plenty of fog. which will remain on the immediate coast. it will be a fairly great day. inland spots will see sunshine but it will take until about lunch time to get there. '60s and '70s. that is what your forecast
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attempt will be. your afternoon highs by 3:00 p.m.. lintel board of the bay area were piquancy about eighties. by 8:00 p.m. tonight but like cloud cover will increase tonight. as we focus more specifically on those afternoon highs you will notice plenty of '70s and the south bay. temperatures today almost carbon copies to what they were from yesterday. no surprises. san jose at 74 degrees we will see about a few 80s for places like it's part livermore and pleasanton. 68 is your high up and vallejo. downtown's san francisco as 61 degrees. mid-70s if you're heading up to napa. your kron 47 day at around the bay forecast heights cooler pattern through saturday. -thursday. on the traffic now with george.
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>>george: thank you erica. good morning. we are looking at a pretty good right in general. and no incidents like traffic on the freeways this morning. the bridges look great. and no hot spot for your drive. here at the toll plaza is an 11 minute commute even from the macarthur mace past 880 out toward carter wrote no delays on 92 westbound. your trip to the golden gate bridge is fine off the wall so great. you may see a few flashing lights if you get to the bridge pretty quickly. they are still setting up played configuration for the morning commute let's look at some drive times now. starting here in the east bay on highway 80 westbound. 40 minutes hercules to berkeley. the san ramon valley bride this morning typical as 16 minutes as you head south towards dublin. no major problems of slow
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traffic already for 580 westbound prove it ought to mount and south bay freeways look great efficacy of delays for 101 north bound. the schedule look at public transit next as we tried to commit to the golden gate bridge the delays for bart. they didn't have any power problems out of the richmond line. caltran a strand of dna also traveling without any delays this morning. >>mark: the european union says its foreign policy chief has visited egypt's ousted president at the place of his detention and held a two-hour "in-depth" discussion with him. this is the first reported meeting by anyone outside egypt's military or security services with mohammed morsi since his overthrow in a july 3 military coup.
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since the coup, which followed days of mass protests by millions of egyptians calling for morsi's ouster, the islamist president has been detained by the military in an undisclosed location. >>darya:a new round of talks between israeli and palestinian negotiators begins today in washington. the discussions follow six months of shuttle diplomacy by secretary of state john kerry to restart negotiations that broke down in 2008. issince 2000, israeli settlements have doubled in the west bank. the palestinians are claiming that arabs will outnumber jews in the "holy land" by 2020. the senate has confirmed james comey as the new f-b-i director. comey was the former deputy attorney general who worked in the george w bush administration. the 93-to-one vote came after republican senator rand paul of kentucky dropped his filibuster of comey. private first class bradley
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manning will learn whether he'll be convicted of aiding the enemy for sending more than 700-thousand government documents to the anti- secrecy website "wiki- leaks." this afternoon a military judge at fort mead in maryland will announce the verdict. "aiding the enemy" is the most serious of 21 counts manning is contesting. if convicted, he could get life in prison without parole. >>mark:it's day two of a preliminary hearing in harrisburg, pennsylvania, that will determine whether there's enough evidence to bring to trial three former penn state officials in the jerry sandusky child abuse case. former penn state president graham spanier, retired vice president gary schultz and ex-athletic director tim curley are accused of failing to tell police about an allegation against sandusky, and then tried to hide what they knew. court documents and transcripts of hearings related to the case of murdered washington intern chandra levy will be made public, some immediately and others by the week's end. lawyers have held a number
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recent months but the public and press have not been able to hear all those meetings. lawyers have been discussing information that could discredit a key witness who helped convict ingmar guandique of levy's death. defense attorneys have said they intend to request a new trial based on the information. levy's 2001 disappearance became international news after she was romantically linked with then- modesto rep. gary condit. eight people, including three children, were injured after an explosion shook this south philadelphia neighborhood late saturday morning. take a look at the distruction in this video. one home was destroyed and two others were heavily damaged. neighbors pitched in to help rescue those inside the homes. witnesses explains what happened. >>:"i saw the whole house was down. i saw the house next to it was falling over. i flight saw firemen was burnt e hosing him down with the fire hose." of >>:"he was running out of the house with burn marks
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from head to toe. he was bleeding from his side and he was just asking for help." after more than an hour of searching, rescuers determined no one else was trapped under the rubble. fire officials confirming it was a natural gas explosion. and their search for a cause now centers on work being done by a contractor on a water heater. they say it appears the contractor may have been attempting to relight the water heater when the explosion took place. san diego's county clerk is in hot water this morning for allegedly trying to prevent same sex couples from getting married. in court papers, state attorney general kamala harris says county clerk ernest dronenburg junior asked the california supreme court to declare same sex marriages remain illegal in all but two of the state's 58 counties. but harris says the state court does not have that power.
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last month, the u-s supreme court ruled the state's ban on same sex marriage is unconstitutional, clearing the way for gay marriage to resume in california. the county clerk's lawyers have until august 9th to respond. duel efforts are underway to recall san diego mayor bob filner over allegations of sexual harassment. the city attorney's office is deciding whether the two recall campaigns can run concurrently. but that's not all. the leader of one recall effort is accusing the other of secretly supporting mayor filner. organizer michael pallamary is threatening to file a complaint alleging election law violations. the other recall is being organized by stampp corbin. who had been an ardent filner supporter. over the weekend, senator dianne feinstein called for filner to step down. look at 'em.
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and >>darya: in >>darya:watching wall street this morning. futures trading shows all three indexes in the positive this morning. investors are waiting for a
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reports later this week. tomorrow the government will report its first estimate of u-s economic growth for the second quarter. and on friday it will publish its monthly jobs survey. here's a look at the closing numbers. the dow fell 36- points. the nasdaq fell 14 -points. the s-and-poor's 500 fell six -points. >>darya: the the timeout is 528. we will be right back.
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>> welcome back. here is a live look from our mount tam cam. >> today's forecast is just about the same as what we saw yesterday. we are waking up to 50s. it is 59 degrees out the door in oakland. you should grab a jacket. the highs won't be in the low 80s for the next couple of days. expect mild weather down on the bay. we will
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continue with this cooler pattern through thursday. we should make it to a warmer temperatures just-in-time for the weekend. i will have full details coming up. >> we're still looking at a pretty good ride so far this morning. here's a quick commute check. the san mateo bridge and your ride to 92. we have picked up some slowing for highway 4 your trip to antioch. arrest of the bay area commute is pretty light. >> police in cupertino are investigating an accident that killed one person and closed highway 85 for a few hours. the crash happened late night when two vehicles collided. one person was pronounced dead on the
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scene. the cause of the crash remains under investigation. highway 85 in cupertino has reopened and this morning. >> we are following a developing story out of san francisco or overnight investigators were on the scene of a 2 alarm house fire in visitacion valley. it has been confirmed that there were uwas a pot to grow on the top floor of the house. kron4 will tran is live at the scene with more details. >> you can see that they had to knock out these windows. they put tarp over this. here is video of one day i arrived. since no one was home that they had to make entry and they had to break inside. that is when they found 60 pot plants and
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about five rooms. they stated their seen as more and more. they stated that normally when people are inside they have the windows all boarded up and that is why if there is a fire there is no escape. they are aware of this and they say they see this all too often. i had a chance to talk to a chief and this is what we had to say. >> this is say the immediate hazard because of the elector co use. this means said they have not been jump the meter and a grab power directly off the grid. this is what they used to make the lights work for the growing. >> once they put out the
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flames, they had to make sure that this fire was completely out. this has been turned over to the san francisco police department. as always, whenever this happens. there's always nobody inside. they will have to talk to neighbors and try to track down who was renting or owning this place. the firefighters believe that these homes have been trapped. when that went inside it was heavy smoke but no one was inside. >> we are watching what is not tropical depressio " on flossie off the coast of hawaii. the storm has been categorized as a tropical storm as it headed for
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hawaii's big island and maui. >> that airport will remain open through some airlines have already canceled flights. so far this morning, at s.f. o and oakland international airport are reporting no delays or cancellations into hawaii. >> about 30 residents in east oakland came together last night to hear from city officials about safety. the meeting comes almost a week after the murder of longtime residents 66 year-old judy salamon. investigators say
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they have some promising leads, however they still need to helthe help of the community to catch the killer. oakland city councilwoman libby shaaf talks about recent crime problem facing oakland residents. >> shaaf added that the city of oakland and the oakland police department are committed to making the community safe air. >> tonight the oakland city council will consider a proposal to accept up to $2 million in federal funding for an expanded surveillance center to monitor the port of oakland area. the city council president supports the program, called the domestic awareness center, because it would help police and fire
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officials work better together. an american civil liberties union attorney sent a letter urging the council to withhold approval for now because of significant privacy concerns. if the funding is approved, oakland would be the first city in the country that would have a domain awareness center that is combined this with city- port project. >> the new eastern span of the bay bridge is not supposed to be ready until december but there is a slim chance at the road way could be ready before then. engineers are currently working to replace 32 broken bolts with a network of cables. crews also plan to install metal plates for more support. caltrans has now asked the federal highway administration to review the new plan.
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>> here is a live look from mount tam. this is a beautiful shot to wake up to. >> we are waking up to a gray skies. below this shot we are overcast. the temperatures are in the '50s. 59 degrees out the door in oakland. we will continue with cooler temperatures as we head into the afternoon. satellite and radar shows it not only in passing the coastline but also filling inland. they will be fairly stubborn. he will notice cloudy conditions in livermore and those of you along the delta. by 12:00 you will start to see the temperatures are rising a little. i do wonder bread
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and afternoon highs. starting with the shore. we do have a few 80s out there. pittsburg & will be coming in at 83 degrees. oakland will be coming in as 66 degrees. 65 for those of you in berkeley. plenty of 70's will be on the board. you will notice mostly sunny skies. 79 degrees for those of you in evergreen. downtown san francisco will have a high of 61 degrees. napa will be coming in at 75 degrees. >> your kron 47 day around the bay highlights a cooler pattern to reverse that. we will warm things up as we head into the weekend.
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>> chp and caltran are working to clear a stalled car from the approach to the bay bridge. it is westbound of the metering lights caree. and this is likely to not have too big of an impact on the westbound ride. the mayor replies were not activate it. your approach tmetering lights have not been activated. the golden gate bridge and 1 01 southbound the crews are off the span and they have fully configured this. looking at your ride through the east bay. 14 minutes from hercules to berkeley. it is
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still heavy traffic for interstate 580. this is coming west of the 2 05 interchange. the south bay has no real problems. they all are looking good the north bay 1 01 southbound is a clear shot from novato to central sambar failed. the drive time is under 25 san rafael. the drive time is under 25 minutes. >> the government says that more cancer deaths could be prevented a certain current and former heavy smokers get annual ct scans. it is the first time that the government has gone on long cancer screening for heavy smokers. a panel with the u.s. preventive services task force recommends the
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scans for people ages 55 to 79 who smoked a pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years--or the equivalent. >> researchers are working to create a virtual speech to a therapist for patients who have lost their language skills due to a stroke or other head trauma. the avatar is designed to help people practice their speaking skills after insurance has stopped covering their visits. experts say that the cyber tool is needed because speech disorders can be a lifelong battle. the term, at temple university in philadelphia says it is approaching challenging patients to spontaneously generate speech in conversations with an avatar. >> a united airlines
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employee and his fiancee are being accused of stealing passengers' bags. authority say it was happening at a time when sfo was thrown into chaos and aftermath of the asiana plane crash. detectives say that surveillance footage shows united airlines employees sean crudup, his fiancee and an unidentified woman going through suitcases. his fiancee thomas and the other woman were seen taking to more bags. they could not have got away with it if it wasn't for thomas returning the clothing from inside the suitcase to nordstrom for a $4,000 refund. the victim
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called the police and officers arrested the two suspects just before they were about to board a flight to hawaii. >> on to bay area sports. the oakland a's continue to roll across arrest of the american league. yoenis cespedes homered and hit a two-out run triple, josh read it added a to run double and had three rbis, and the athletics beat the toronto blue jays 9-4. >> president barack obama says that the san francisco giants are making a " have it bit " of dropping in at the white house. the president
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welcomes the 2012 world series champions just today at its south lawn ceremony honoring their victory and their community service work. the president says the their second title in three seasons was because of stellar pitching, defense, and timely hitting. the crowd of well-wishers included giants hall of famer, willie mays. >> hopefully this will inspire them to win a game. the time is 5:52 a.m.. here is a live look at van ness ave. we will be right back.
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5:55 a.m.. here is a look picture current conditions. there are plenty of 50s out there. it is 56 degrees right now in richmond. it is a chilly start for the morning. we do have warmer weather and the next seven days and i will have a full detail the weather coming up. >> time warner cable has quickly stopped plans to removed cbs from its lineup in three major markets after initially announcing it would drop the networks' fall and a fee dispute. not long after time one of released a statement late yesterday saying that customers would lose the network at midnight, it said it halted its plans at the broadcasters' request. about 3 million customers in new york, los angeles and
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dallas could potentially be affected by this act, which centers mainly on how much time warner cable pays for the right to retransmit signals from the cbs owned stations. >> twitter may be moving closer to going public. the company has posted a job opening for a financial reporting manager. the person would be responsible for outlining its ipo plans. twitter executives have remained in dismissive or around questions regarding its ipo, offering few hints. twitter co-founder jack dorsey has told bloomberg in recent months that the company is " not even thinking " of an ipo. twisters ipo is expected to be the biggest consumer internet ipo since facebook. >> coming up on kron 4 news
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as 6:00 a.m.. a storm headed took the hawaiian islands has bee drawn great been downgra tropical depression. more on the storm's path, and is affecting traveling here in the bay area. >> a plan from caltran could have the new eastern span of the bay bridge opened before the target date in december. how engineers are doing their part to make sure that the broken bolts are replaced in a hurry. >> seven people are hospitalized in a few others are in critical condition following an explosion at its florida gas plant. >> we will be right
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>> good morning, top stories we're following this tuesday july 30th. a fire in san francisco's visitacion valley uncovers a marijuana grow. we'll have more on what fire crews discovered. >> bart negotiators head back to the table today after yet another *unsuccessful day of talks. what's next for workers and riders as we are now just five days away from a second >> and a flash flood watch remains in effect this morning even as tropical we'll take a look at how the across the bay area. >> we are waking up to a chilly temperatures. everyone is in the '50s. it will be fairly stubborn. the cloud

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