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morning news. good morning. thank you for joining us. it's tuesday september 28th. i'm pam cook. >> good morning. i'm dave clark. let's check your weather and traffic. here's steve. thank you very much. pam and dave, yesterday a lot of record highs including here and san jose and many many points in between. the fog looks like it's already starting to evaporate. inland we'll still see 100s. go 90 in san francisco. here's sal. steve, right now westbound 80 traffic is moving well as you head to the macarthur maze with no major problems. traffic looking good. also the morning commute looks okay on northbound 101 approaching the 80 split. word of a broken watter pipe that has a couple of feet of
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standing water. we'll tell you about that. [ audio problems ] back to dave and pam. sal, thank you. at 5:00 we have developing news coming from oakland. that's where a 6-year-old girl was shot while she was sound asleep inside of her home. this happened at the corner of east 16th street and seminary avenue shortly after 2:00 a.m. we're live with more information and also reaction from the little girl's sister. good morning, craig. >> reporter: good morning, dave. even the police are saying this is a very alarming incident. not only was a 6-year-old girl shot, the family's telling me this isn't the first time it's happened. police say they got a call around 2:15 to come to the 1600 block of seminary and oakland. when they arrived that found this. a house shot up, multiple bullet holes in the side. came in the home from multiple areas and one lodging in the ceiling. four family members asleep at the time. the victim's 17-year-old sister was the first to discover the
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horrible circumstance. >> i heard my mom screaming and i went to her room and i seen my little sister. >> reporter: family members say the bullet went through the little 6-year-old girl's arm and chest. she was transported to a local hospital and is expected to survive. but even police seem shocked by what happened. >> it's very alarming considering that this family is just inside asleep. again, it definitely appears to be a targeted incident. and it's extremely unfortunate that a 6-year-old child was hit while asleep. >> reporter: the 6-year-old goes to school down the street. she is in first grade. this isn't the first time this happened here. family members say about a month ago another room in the house in fact detached structure from the home was shot up we saw some bullet holes in that in talking to the sister and talking to her brother, they believe the brother was the one who was
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targeted but he wasn't even home at the time this all happened. coming up more reaction from family members why they think the brother's been targeted and what they think they can do about it. live in oakland, ktvu channel 2 news. there's a stunning new development in this week's scheduled execution at san quentin. late last night a federal appeals court ordered a trial judge to reconsider his ruling that paveed the way for california's first execution in nearly five years. the appeals court says the judge made a mistake when he offered death row inmate albert greenwood brown the choice of being put to death with a one drug lethal injection or a three drug combination. the legal implications don't end there. california's supply of one of the drugs has an expiration date of friday. >> now the state is saying we're going to use this drug a couple days before it expires. i think that raises questions about whether the drugs have
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the efficacy needed to be used in a humane execution. >> it's still not clear whether the judge can thoroughly review the case before thursday night when the convicted rapist and murder is scheduled to die. late yesterday governor schwarzenegger delayed brown's execution by 45 hours to give the courts more time to consider all the appeals. now we're going to be following these major new developments in the execution story throughout the morning. you can also get updates any time by going to our channel 2 website at time now 5:04. east bay firefighters want to know what caused a late night fire that injured three people. this started around 11:30 last night on a home on madison avenue in contra costa county. firefighters arrived in minutes and immediately rushed to help the victim's medical attention. the grandson of one of the fire victims also rushed to that burning home and what he saw was terrifying. >> it's heart stopping just to see the way the flames came out the front door to the windows. seeing the suv on fire.
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>> now the three victims were treated at a hospital. the extent of their injuries is not known right now. the red cross is helping six other family members find a temporary place to live. what witnesses to an overnight fire in west oakland say they heard several loud explosions right before they saw the flames. this fire started around 12:30 at a home on dana and 65th. one man suffered leg burns. a woman was treated for smoke inhalation. investigators are talking to witnesses now as they search for the cause of this fire. today is an important day in the california governor's race. most polls show republican meg whitman and democrat jerry brown in a dead heat. but tonight they will go face to face in their first debate. it's believed that whitman will likely label brown as a career politician while brown will likely paint whitman as a rich newcomer who's rarely voted. >> i think whitman has to show she's committed to the public
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service and not a vanity candidacy. >> another reason tonight's debate could prove crucial though election day is still five weeks away, early voting actually starts next week. now ktvu channel 2 is the only bay area television station where you can watch that debate live. it airs tonight right here on channel 2 at 6:00. that's followed by a special edition of ktvu channel 2 news. and at 5:05 we're bracing ourselves for another spare the air day. >> yes, we are. smog levels will be unhealthy for the fourth straight day. you're being ask of course to drive less, cut down on pollution and take mass transit if you can. >> pay attention to sal and he'll tell you how to drive. >> of course. i will actually let you -- give you some advice to get to work the best way. let's go outside. i want to show you pictures now. the traffic is moving along relatively well here on westbound 80 as you drive out to the macarthur maze. no major problems. also this morning we're looking at the bay bridge toll plaza.
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the commute looks pretty good if you are driving to the toll plaza. this morning into south bay northbound 280 traffic moving along relatively well getting up to highway 17. i want to mention hayward where 92 and 880 come together there's a problem eastbound 92 at 880 there's a couple feet of standing water because of a pipe break. it may be a hazard to drivers. we'll tell you more about that. police are on the way to check it out. now let's go to steve. all right, sal, thank you. well, we went through may, june, july, august with very little heat. and yesterday we made up for lost time as temperatures soared. we had numerous record highs. san francisco hit 92 today to sit another record high. so many in california i think they ran out of ink. nice on the coast. by the way the thermometer broke at l.a. when it hit 113. said that's it i'm out of here. today hot again inland.
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temperatures 100 around the bay coast 70s, 80s and 90s. a bit of fog there. looks like it's already getting chewed up. 66. that's warm. 65 for oakland, berkeley. 59 santa rosa and also napa. 40 tahoe sitting at 85 in palm springs right now. should be a little cooler and high cloudiness moving into southern california. in fact a lot of tropical clouds coming in right there. our system will give us one more day of heat and then start to move off. there's pretty good resistance there and still another day when you start in the mid-60s doesn't take long. fire danger's up there even though there's not a north- northeast wind. air quality's poor. we've talked about that. no warnings for fire. but you know it's so hot. with record heat again possible today nice at the coast, hot away. temperatures continue to be hot inland. then we start a cool down wednesday and then really starts to fly in here towards the end of the week. steve, thank you. time now 5:08. as this tuesday begins we still
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don't have a new state budget even though lawmakers say they're close to a final deal. one of the biggest issues is how to reform california's massive state employee pension system. republicans also want more drastic cuts to state programs and no new taxes. however the senate majority leaders said that tactic can only go so far. >> while cutting is necessary, cutting itself is not a virtue. and beyond a certain line, we believe it's harmful to people and the economy to disinvest in california. >> now the state's in the impasse continue to mount this morning. by this friday commercial lenders may cut off the state's credit card known at cal card. legislative leaders say they'll go back to the governor's office at noontime today for more negotiations. it's believed the state's financial difficulties could cause water bills to go up in san francisco. the examiner is reporting that
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california's budget mess has delayed about $30 million in anticipated grants that were supposed to pay for replacing and repairing some of the city's sewer systems. now considering issuing $30 million in bonds to pay for improvements which rate payers would pay back over time. new developments in the ongoing saga about the uc berkeley grads held in iran. there's word another country is stepping in to help secure the relief of the remaining two. and the controversial issue that could soon be back up for debate in san francisco and how it's connected to a deadly officer-involved shooting. >> reporter: and looks like the president's chief of staff will be leaving the white house sooner rather than later. i'll show you what recall manuel is doing. tell you more about the morning commute straight ahead.
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welcome back to the morning news. new developments overnight involving the two remaining uc berkeley graduates still detained in iran. iran has indicated that the country of oman may be trying to secure the release. an iranian newspaper reports that delegation will visit iran as early as sunday. iran's foreign minister wouldn't confirm the report but said delegations from various countries traveled to iran.
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oman helped secure sara's release. president obama's chief of staff, rahm emanuel, may be leaving to pursue his own political dreams. we're live in the washington d.c. newsroom with a look at how this could effect the obama administration. guilty guilty good morning, allison. >> reporter: good morning to you. his departure comes at a critical moment for president obama. possibly on the verge of losing congress, his poll numbers dropping, but the word is rahm emanuel has long wanted to run for mayor of chicago. and with that job open, he is reportedly preparing to announce his departure from the white house as early as this friday. emanuel will be tough to replace. he's considered the president's guard dog and is widely thought to be one of the most powerful chiefs of staff at least in recent history. as for who will replace him, there are several reports that another advisor, peter ralph,
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will at least temporarily fill the position. reporting live from washington d.c., allison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. time now 5:14. a soldier from stockton is involved in a horrifying incident in iraq. the stockton newspaper reports a u.s. service member is now in custody accused of shooting and killing specialist john and another soldier from new england. family members of the stockton soldier say the pentagon hasn't given them any details and at this point the defense department is only calling the two deaths a noncombat incident. israel's navy intercepted a boat bound for gaza earlier today carrying nine jewish activists. officials say they encountered no resistance as they took control of the sailboat and escorted it to shore. israel imposed a blockade three years ago to prevent the militant gripe hamas from smuggling in weapons. the latest incident occurred four months after a deadly raid
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on an international flotilla where nine turk irk activists were killed. denying reports that a recent cyber attack hit its nuclear power plant. officials have acknowledged that the worm did effect staff computers just not major operating systems. western cyber experts said that 60% of the computers worldwide effected by the worm were in iran. and they say the attack was so sophisticated and large it could have only been conducted by a government. time now 5:16. a fatal officer-involved shooting in san francisco has renewed the talk of arming police officers with tasers. the examiner reports mayor says the issue should be revisited after sunday's deadly confrontation at a residential hotel in the tenderloin. earlier this year the police commission voted down a proposal to equip officers with tasers. the mayor is reportedly optimistic that his new nomination to the police commission could revive that
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issue. now 5:16. go back over to sal because we understand that some bart delays. >> that's right. we have delays from the airport and the mill bury station as well from san francisco to parts of the east bay. equipment problems. 10 to 15 minute delays. we're running those down for you. take a look at what we have now. traffic moving along relatively well around the bay westbound 92, san mateo bridge traffic looking pretty good heading to the high-rise. also this morning this morning reduce commute looks good if you're on 880 north and southbound. traffic looking very nice as you drive past the coliseum. this is a look at san francisco north and southbound 101 that traffic is moving along very nicely. at 5:17, here's steve. sal? >> yes, sir. >> 93 in the city yesterday. >> it was pretty hot. >> record highs and again today. the fog's out there, will it make a push inland or get a little sea breeze? right now temperatures are very mild. hot for most 70s, 80s by the
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beaches. 90s, 100s inland. fire danger remains high even though there's not the north- northeast wind. but with this big of a high pressure system over us and higher clouds filtering into the santa clara valley today. most stay in southern california. sunny, nice to warm to hot. 80s, 90s and 100s. 66 san francisco. san jose upper 60s now. san jose state checking in upper 60s. livermore concord 65. oakland berkeley 65. 70s and 80s in southern california. looks like another toasty day. higher clouds will take the edge off a bit. our big area of high pressure continues to build northward but it is beginning to move. after today it will move to the east. that will allow a little bit more of a sea breeze and not the cap on the fog that we have today. so it's still a spare the air day. 70s, 80s by the coast. 100s inland. no warnings for fire but with record heat you have higher
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fire danger. nice on the coast. hot away. temperatures anywhere from 70s to 100s today. then i think cooler as we go to the coast wednesday. everybody cools down thursday. take that into the weekend. well, european markets are mixed right now following some losses overnight in asia. analysts say it indicates renewed concerns about the global economic recovery. japan's slipped to more than 1% while benchmarks in south korea, hong kong and china also lost ground. may be waiting for the consumer confidence report which will be released in about two hours. checking in on numbers on wall street ahead of that report stock futures indicate a slightly higher opening but we'll have a better indication as we get closer to the opening bell. the dow, nasdaq and s&p 500 all lost a little ground yesterday. ben and jerry's is dropping the phrase all natural from labels. the move comes after health
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advocacy group said the company should not use that phrase. some of its ingredients including am coo losed cocoa, corn syrup. the fda has no definition for the term natural. the u.s. will not mail out federal tax forms next year. that's because so many people are now filing electron click the irs says it doesn't make sense to spend the time and money mailing out forms and booklets. and it's going to save $10 million in printing costs. tax forms can still be down loaded from the irs website. and paper forms will still be available at irs offices, libraries and at the post office. well, strange sightings in the sky. they may not just be science fiction. what a respected group now says about ufos. also president obama outlines his plan to improve the education system. the reason his idea may be a
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tough sale. good morning. if you're driving south bay right now traffic moves well so far. we'll tell you more about the morning commute and bay weather straight ahead.
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good morning. skies are clear. foggier by the coastment it doesn't matter now. temperatures near the 50s, 60s.
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end up with highs with 80s and lower 90s. big heat wave hitting northern california as well with temperatures soaring to an all time high yesterday. downtown los angeles set a record of 113 right around noon. 105 you can see in some areas. the city set up cooling centers and some for seniors open until 9:00 last night. a brush fire erupted yesterday in the city of thousand oaks in ventura county. firefighters on alert because of the heat and quickly got to work. three helicopters were called in to drop water on the flames and by early evening firefighters said they had a good handle on it. a pair of small earthquakes hit alameda county last night. the first happened in the hayward area just before 6:00 and measured 2.0. the second one in the same area hit just after 11:00 last night. it also measured 2.0. the u.s. gs says both originated on the hayward fault. president obama says the u.s. education system could be
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improved by lengthening the school year. the president says students in the united states attend classes on average about a month less than children in most other advanced countries. but the idea could be a tough sale. many worry that the change could come -- could cost state governments and local school districts billions of dollars. the u.s. census bureau is reporting the gap between the richest and poorest americans is now at its widest on record. new figures show the top earning 20% of americans or those making more than $100,000 a year received 49.4% of all income generated in the u.s. that's compared to the 3.4% earned by those below the poverty line. the numbers show that those struggling the most include young adults and children. time now 5:25. is there a government cover up involving ufos? that's what a group of former military officers is now publicly claiming. six former u.s. servicemen delivered sworn affidavits
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yesterday to the national press club about their encounters. they say they spotted ufos at nuclear weapons facilities. they also say those uf os caused several missile failures. >> they seemed to have pulsating lights going around it. and it had a white light from the center looking down into the silo. >> now 120 now retired servicemen reported similar sightings between the 1960s up until 2007. but the officers say the military urged them to stay quiet. the uc berkeley physicist who was a top advisor on nuclear matters says those officers simply saw things they didn't understand. in could be a tense tuesday morning at one bay area high school. police are investigating one teenage girl's terrifying story. >> reporter: the lives of nine people were disrupted when flames broke out inside this house. this is what's left.
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we have details of the fire coming up. and the brand new problem that could be tied to the pipeline disaster in san bruno. good morning. if you're driving any time soon, the traffic should be okay but it's getting a little bit more crowded. we'll tell you more coming up.
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the file on david harmer isn't pretty. a corporate lawyer for a credit card company fined millions, even deceiving seniors. an executive for predatory lenders, as harmer's bank got billions from the wall street bailout. david harmer -- helping corporations rip people off. a record we can't afford.
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we need jerry mcnerney, small businessman, voting against congressional pay increases and refusing to take them, standing up for what's right. i'm jerry mcnerney, and i approved this message. good morning to you. welcome back. this is the ktvu channel 2 morning news. tuesday september 28th. i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm pam cook.
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time now almost 5:30. steve, is it going to be as hot as it was yesterday or even hotter? >> rather close. it will be within a couple degrees. the only question will be the coast. 70s and 90s there. san francisco's record is 92. there will be a lot of records today. by the way stockton yesterday was 100. that was a record. reno 94. it wasn't just us. it was all over the place. today 90s, 100s for many. 70s, 8 0z and 90s by the coast. traffic on 237 moving along well if you are on westbound 237 not a bad commute at all. the morning commute looks pretty good. if you are on northbound 101 approaching the 80 split that traffic also looks good. now back to the desk. we are following developing news in oakland. that's where a 6-year-old girl was shot and injured this morning while sound asleep inside her home. police say someone opened fire at her family's home at the corner of east 16th and seminary avenue shortly after 2:00 a.m.
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family members tell us a bullet went through the girl's arm and into her chest. they gave us this picture of the little girl. she is being treated at children's hospital and is expected to survive. police say the home was targeted. they have no arrests but coming up at 6:00 ktvu is following the story and we'll have more on who family members say was the intended target and why. time now 5:30. a stunning new development in this week's scheduled execution at san quentin. late last night a federal appeals court ordered a trial judge to reconsider his ruling to pave the way for california's first execution in almost five years. the appeals court says the judge made a mistake when he offered death row inmate albert greenwood brown the choice of being put to death with a one drug lethal injection or a three drug combination. the implications don't end there. california's supply of one of the drugs has an expiration date of friday.
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we'll keep following these major new developments in the execution story throughout the morning for you. you can get updates at any time by going to our channel 2 website at fire crews are trying to determine the cause of an overnight fire that injured three people. it happened at a home on madison avenue in bay point in contra costa county. jade hernandez is there at the home with more information from a family member who rushed to the scene. good morning, jade. >> reporter: good morning. they just finished boarding up this house this morning. a lot of damage on the outside. you can see it right here. in the front yard an suv, the family's suv, ravaged by fire. there was a large family living inside of this home. flames sparked and spread quickly last night. the grandson of one of the women living inside the home lives nearby. he immediately rushed to the house to find out what he could do if anything. he watched the suv parked in front of the home burn. a difficult sight to watch but harder to deal with waiting to
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find out how his family members faired. three people were taken to the hospital but we don't know how serious their injuries are this morning. this is what we know so far according to the fire department, firefighters arrived at 225 madison after 11:30 last night here in bay point formerly west pittsburgh. nine people living inside the home at the time flames erupted inside. >> it's heart stopping. just to see the way the flames came out the front door through the windows seeing the suv on fire. >> reporter: again, nine people lived inside of this home. there were initial reports of family members being trapped. but firefighters found that those family members had gotten out of the house by the time they had arrived. three people were taken to county regional hospital. no word on their condition this morning. let me bring you outside. a lot of the contents of the inside of the home are outside this morning. the red cross is helping those residents who didn't need medical attention find a place to stay this morning.
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reporting live, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. time now 5:33. two clerks at the fremont hall of justice are facing charges for allegedly dismissing traffic tickets in exchange for hundreds of dollars in cash. 31-year-old juan francisco hernandez and felix chavez. investigators say a woman allegedly paid $600 to get her tickets dismissed about a third of what she owed in citations. a court audit found 48 similar dismissals. alameda police are investigating a horrifying report of an attack on the way to high school. the teenager says she was walking to school yesterday morning when a man wearing a mask abducted her, took her to a nearby park and raped her. school administrators say that student waited an hour or two before reporting what happened. the school then contacted
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police. police say people should be on alert after fourin decent exposures in one week. police have arrested one person but still looking for a second suspect. the first incident was reported tuesday on stanford avenue. on thursday a similar occurrence occurred at birch and oxford. he was arrested saturday on will will [ sounds of laguna avenue. police describe the second suspect. dark hair, clean shaven hispanic male about 5'8" and weighing roughly 180 to 200 pounds. time now 5:35. meg whitman and jerry brown will face off this evening in their first debate as the polls show the two in a virtual dead heat in the race for governor. claudine wong is at uc davis
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right now where the debate will be held. good morning, claudine. >> reporter: good morning, dave. we are at uc davis. behind me is where the debate will take place at 6:00 tonight. media trucks already getting in place, everyone getting ready for tonight's debate. the first debate traditionally holds a lot of weight because it's the one people pay most attention to. early absentee voting takes place next week. never too early to get people on your side. this debate will be one hour long and analysts say voters will see two very different candidates with very different views on how to handle california's mere myriad of problems. jerry brown often speaks with a stream of confidence that can get him in trouble. whitman plays it safe with sound bites. >> she is highly disciplined but doesn't know that much about government and therefore she has to stay on message and has to keep saying the same thing. >> jerry has a tendency to
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have bubble thoughts come out of his mouth. >> reporter: analysts say expect whitman to label brown as a career politician tonight as she has done in her ads. brown in return will likely try to paint whitman as a rich newcomer taking note of the more than a million dollars she's spent out of her own pocket to fund this campaign. one in five voters still undecided according to recent polls. a lot of eyes on this debate as voters try to make up their minds. coming up we're going to talk to professors here, students. we'll tell you how this debate will be set up and what to expect tonight. live in uc davis, claudine wong, channel 2 news. and ktvu channel 2 is the only bay area television station where you can watch that debate live. it airs tonight at 6:00. it will be followed by a special edition of ktvu channel 2 news. in richmond a woman who was apparently distracted by her cell phone rear ended the driver in front of her who happened to be the chief of
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police. the chief says he was sitting at a light when the woman creeped up behind him and hit his unmarked police car. the unidentified woman who was not cited says she was looking down to find her hands free device when she accidentally bumped into him. both cars were slightly damaged but nobody was injured. time now 5:37. sal, nothing like that is happening right now out there is it? >> no. not really. boy, that would be bad luck. rear ending the chief of police. i've met him. he's a very nice guy. >> very nice. but still. >> good morning, everybody. i thought that stuff only happened to me. let's take a look at the commute. northbound 101 to the split traffic moving well. no major problems getting up to the 80 split in san francisco. also this morning if you're driving on 880 or 80 coming to the bay bridge toll plaza where those two freeways meet the macarthur maze traffic moving well to the toll plaza and beyond. and no problems on the upper deck of the bay bridge. also this morning's commute effected by some water.
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some standing water 92 at 880. there was apparently a broken pipe. it's not a major problem but be aware of it if you're in the area soon. 5:38 now. here's steve. all right, sal, thank you. try to squeeze all this information in. obviously i'm not going to make it. these were some record highs yesterday. santa rosa 104. santa cruz 103. that tied believe it or not. oakland airport 96. mountain view 94. san francisco 93 beat the old mark of 9 in 1984. it's right underneath there. if you thought it was hot it was. we can't hold a candle to what was going on in southern california. 113 in l.a. ucla incredible heat. today they have higher clouds down there. you can see some of those coming in. for us we're starting off really mild to warm. 70s and 80s by the coast. 90s around the bay inland 100s. 68 right now in downtown san francisco. 68 balmy degrees with the 70, 80s and 90. 92 is the record.
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you'll be in record setting territory. our forecast starting off 58. the record is 98 set in 1958. you'll be close again today. as will many. 68 san francisco. 68 san jose. it won't take long to get going here. 56 santa rosa, napa. everyone else in the 60s as well. 60s, 70s and 80s. sacramento already to 61. they'll be about 103 or 104. you can see the bend, bow in everything that's why everything goes up, up, up. system is sneaking up. southern california might get a few high clouds. some may come into our area late wednesday or thursday. but today it will be sunny. and it will be warm to hot. air quality not that great. spare the air day. coast 70s, 80s, i inland 100s. little fog on the coast. very shallow. yesterday we had thick fog right there and then about a block away it was clear. similar pattern today. record heat possible again.
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we have hot conditions today. still warm inland but not as hot as the cooling trend starts and everybody gets in on it by thursday, friday and saturday. well, as california continues to grapple with a multibillion dollar budget gap, word of hundreds of millions of dollars already collected from consumers. find out why the state isn't getting any of it. also segue safety concerns. tell you why researchers say the scooters may be more dangerous than you think. good morning. if you're driving on 680 it should be pretty good for you. we'll tell you more about the morning commute straight ahead.
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good morning. skies are clear.
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fog on the coast not going to last long. temperatures back into record setting territory. 70s, 80s, 90s and low 100s. welcome back to you. quick look at some of the top stories we're following right now. at 5:43 late last night a federal appeals judge ordered a trial judge to reconsider his ruling. that order jeopardizes the execution of albert greenwood brown. a 6-year-old oakland girl is recovering this morning. family members say she was hit in the arm by a stray bullet that went into her chest. police say the girl and her family were asleep when someone fired shots into their home on east 16th and seminary early this morning. we still don't have a new state budget even though law makers say they're close to a final deal. legislative leaders say they'll go back to the governor's office at noontime today for more negotiations. we're getting word of a situation that could help
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california's budget crisis. according to the l.a. times, california is owed nearly $1.4 billion in taxes. it's money from auto dealers, restaurants and other businesses that collected sales taxes from customers but did not pass that money along to the state. state records show that tab is up about 25% from one year ago and has doubled since 2007. a power problem in could be tie today this month's pipeline disaster in san bruno. federal investigators say pg&e lost electricity to a crucial part of its natural gas pipeline system at its control center. that outage occurred just hours before the pipeline explosion in san bruno that killed seven people and destroyed 37 homes. time now 5:45. pg&e responding to a disturbing report. this one involves the overall safety of its pipelines. l.a. times found documents showing the utility has six times
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pipeline leaks as other major pipeline operators around the country. pg&e says that's not a fair comparison. >> at pg&e we report everything from a pinhole leak to a third party dig in to our regulators. what we're trying to work on is how our self-imposed reporting standards compare with other pipeline utilities in the country. we want to make sure it's an apples to apples comparison. >> the documents detailed leaks since 2004. they show pg&e has reported 38 leaks near population centers or environmentally sensitive areas. in north korea, a meeting of the workers party has given an indication about who will succeed leader court kim jong- il. this was the first time the son's name has been mentioned in the official media. kim jong-il's sister was also named as a general. san francisco is trying to lure more film productions to the city.
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the new head of san francisco's film commission says one way would be to get local businesses to offer discounts to production crews. new york city has a list of restaurants, hotels, masseuses and others that give deals. tax and fee rebate program here. time now just turning 5:47. researchers say they're treating people for more serious injuries related to those segue scooters. now this report is getting attention after the death of 62- year-old jim he has ill ken who owned the company who makes the segues. he apparently fell off a cliff and into a river while riding a segue in north england. researchers say almost a quarter of the people who visited their emergency rooms after falling off a segue needed to be admitted to the
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hospital. some of those patients suffered traumatic brain injuries and fractures. the new express toll lane along the grade in the east bay apparently causing some confusion for drivers. the lane debuted one week ago along the 14-mile stretch of interstate 680. since opening last week project officials say there's been about 1500 toll payers per day. but there have been some complaints about traffic jams and confusion. >> it's like being in los angeles and all of a sudden you're in a lane and you can't get out because it's a double yellow. >> project officials say they are reviewing the route and welcoming input from the public. they say delays on 680 have returned to normal levels compared to a week ago. we have posted details about how it works and how much it costs. just look for the right now section at right now we have to go to sal. he knows what's happening on highway 4. right, sal? >> we're going to starlet
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there. not a lot going on. usually the way it goes it gets slow in antioch first because that's the two lane section of the freeway and then opens getting to bay point. but when it gets really heavy even this section is slow coming past concord. so far so good though. i see something on the right shoulder there. wonder what's going on. some sort of vehicle in the terrain. i don't know if it's realitied to anything. could be an officer doing something. let's go ahead and take a look at the commute on 24 westbound driving up to the tunnel. no major problems reported there. and we just had a variety of minor incidents. spin out here, couple accidents on the shoulder. for the most part we're off to a nice start on this tuesday morning. 5:49. here's steve. sal, thank you, sir. very mild conditions. just a little fog on the san mateo coast and looks like it's pulling off from the sonoma and marin coast. back into more records today. monday's record san to rosa
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104. how long trainview 4 was a record. san francisco's 93 was a record. temperatures today starting off in the upper 60s for many. almost near 70. you can see why. high pressure's really built in. so temperatures records likely again today. sunny, excuse me, and hot. 80s, 90s and 100s. it's already 68 in san francisco. i may bump this up. the record is 92 in 1984. won't take long. the record is 98 in 1958. that's our forecasted high. 98. 68 san francisco and san jose. mid-60s everyone else except santa rosa napa. santa rosa low was 50 and high 104. that's a tough way to dress for them. 40 tahoe. 60s, 70s, 8 0z. southern california shouldn't be as hot. a few clouds coming up from old
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mexico there and our system's staying way to the north. patchy fog at best in the morning. air quality not good. spare the air day. coast 70s, 80s inland. fire danger remains hot. no howling offshore wind. nice by the coast, hot away. record heat possible again today. and five-day forecast hot weather today with records. the fog will start to come back and that will be here tomorrow for a cooling trend by the coast. warm to hot away then we start the cooling trend for everybody on wednesday and thursday. that carries us into friday and saturday. oracle suing micron. it says it was one of several companies that conspired to artificially inflate semiconductor prices. the lawsuit says those companies have agreed to a nearly $1 billion fine. micron was granted amnesty from criminal prosecution because it cooperated with the justice department. oracle says the conspiracy resulted in sun microsystems paying more than it would have if the companies had competed
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for business. oracle bought sun last february. as expected, the company that makes the blackberry smart phone has unveiled its own tablet computer. there it is. it's called the playbook. it has cameras in the front and back but it is smaller than apple's i pad. research in motion says the play book will go on sale early next year and cost about the same as the i pad. and there will be plenty of pumpkin pie for the holidays this year. good news. that's after a yearlong shortage left some people saying as much as $7 for canned pumpkin. it's selling for less than $2 now. the new crop is coming in, libby's which makes 85% of the world's canned pumpkin planted more and started earlier than last year and bad weather washed out most crops last year. >> sorry. i tried to hold it in. >> i might have to make my chocolate pumpkin mussels for you. how graphic about the new book of kidnapping and hostage drama of jaycee dugard might
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be? we'll tell you who's writing this new book and why it may be more graphic than you think. plus which bay area s.w.a.t. team is named the best in the west?
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writing her life story. her publisher says she'll be writing the memoir herself. the book does not have a title will start with her abduction in 1991 and continues through how she's doing now. it's scheduled to come out next -- soon. they're not saying how much they're paying for the rights to her story. a new survey on religion shows that some of the most religiously informed people are eighth ariests. in the study 3200 people were asked questions about the bible, christianity and world religion. on average people answered half of them correctly. but those who scored the highest are atheists andagnostics as well as jews. time now 5:56. students and immigration advocates trying to prevent an oakland teacher from being deported. they staged a sit in yesterday in support of ever lin
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francisco. she teaches ap statistics and geometry at oakland technical high school. district officials say they may not be able to renew her visa because they have to first hire u.s. residents. and recent layoffs means there's not a lot of candidates to choose from. >> now the pool of teachers with specialized skills is bigger. so we have to see if there is a just cause to renew the visa and keep this person on or whether there are domestic citizens who can do this job. >> officials say her sa will be renewed but only through september. they also say it's possible in that time they may find a way to keep her in the classroom. well, sonoma county s.w.a.t. team is the winner of the best in the west competition. the two day event measured the skills of 26 law enforcement teams a few weeks ago in san jose. now the sonoma county team had the highest score for six team events and individual shooting contest. among the other teams competing
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were the california highway patrol, the u.s. department of energy and police departments across the state. all right. still ahead a lot to tell you about. a 6-year-old girl shot while sound asleep at her home in oakland. we'll tell you how she was shot, what her condition is this morning and who the police are searching for. and counting down to tonight's debate between the candidates for governor of california which you will only see here on channel 2. we'll tell you what to expect.
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