tv KTVU Morning News Early Edition FOX September 9, 2011 5:00am-6:00am PDT
we are live in san francisco where vandals target a bart station. we'll tell you where it is and when the next protest is scheduled. millions of people in california and arizona still in the dark. how the massive power outage is effecting the bay area this morning. and today one year later san bruno remembers the explosion that killed eight people and destroyed a neighborhood. plus the east coast on terror watch this morning. the credible threat against certain targets in two major cities. all ahead on ktvu channel 2 morning news. good morning, to you. a brand new day and it's friday. it's friday, september 9th i'm dave clark. >> good morning, i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us. let's check in with steve
paulson for a look at the forecast. hi steve. >> we do have areas of thick fog. low clouds thick fog and some locations are clear. today temperatures come up a little bit. i'm not really buying into a big warmup here. i eased into it. some 80s for areas that were three to five degrees cooler yesterday. low 90s. by the coast there is still an awful lot of fog there. 50s and 60s and 70s. we'll have your weekend forecast coming up shortly. here is sal. good morning, traffic on highway 4 is moving along very well this morning if you are driving from pittsburgh to bay point over toward concord we are off to a nice start. the morning commute looks good on interstate 680. let's go back to dave and pam. we begin with new troubles for bart. vandals hit one san francisco station just hours after the latest protest at another bart station. tara moriarty is in san francisco this morning. tara has word if the vandalism is tied to the demonstration or
not. >> reporter: yes. let's show you some of that graffiti right on the ground here. it says charles hill. it's spray painted in white. it looks like they tried to scrub some of that off. if you look over here at some of the signs and maps you can see where they started to spray oscar grant over there. it happened around 10:00 last night when 20-30 people rushed into the glen park station dressed with hoodies and armed with hammers. they smashed all seven clipper cards. officials believe they were part of a splinter group from that earlier protest. now just after 5:00 -- >> you can't kill us all. you can't kill us all. >> reporter: just after 5:00 last night this was the scene at the powell street station and police eventually closed in on the demonstrators here shutting down the station for two hours and arresting 30 people. bart officials have said previously that they would
allow protests as long as they happened in the free speech areas outside of the fair gates. >> it's illegal to corral us like this. they closed a station. this is where it's supposed to be. >> reporter: demonstration organizers from no justice no bart say they wanted to test the free speech limitations but bart said the protest interfered with its ability to operate train. this is the sixth protest since the summer started. the next one is scheduled next monday night at the civic center station. i'm tara moriarty county ktvu channel 2 news. the lights are coming back on in san diego, arizona, and new mexico this morning after a huge power outage left 6 million people in the dark. the lights are back on in arizona. but parts of san diego are still in the dark. the problem was caused by an arizona utility worker who accidentally removed a piece of
monitoring equipment. >> now that is the connection that i know and we will need to visit with that employee and go through our procedures and spend some time over the next couple of days ascertaining exactly what transpired from that. >> extreme heat may have effected the transmission lines. san diego's airport was forced to cancel all of its departures last night. including 11 flights between san diego and sfo. this morning all flights at sfo are on schedule. however your passengers should check with your airplane line before heading out to the airport. a new terror threat timed for this weekend tenth anniversary of september 11 attacks. i want to take you live to ground zero. they have uncovered intelligence indicating al qaeda has plans to use car bombs to blow up bridges or tunnels in new york or washington, d.c.. now coming up at 5:15 we will have a live report from our washington, d.c. newsroom with the stepped up security
measures being put in place in response to that threat. here in the bay area bart is tightening security ahead of the 9/11 anniversary. commuters will see a bigger police presence. it's happening even though there is no specific threat targeting us here in the bay area. time is 5:04. today marks one year since the deadly pipeline disaster in san bruno. eight people were killed. dozens of homes were destroyed. claudine wong is live until san bruno to tell us how this anniversary will be observed there. >> reporter: it will be an emotional day for many people in this community. we're in glen view drive. you can see one of the homes being rebuilt in this neighborhood. certainly dozens and dozens need to be rebuilt. almost 40 destroyed. between that home and as we pan down there is this darker area that is where the explosion happened. on glen view drive you can see the barricades that are up today. this street is really
significant. one year ago today we couldn't get to where we were because the fire ball was going, they had the area blocked off. many days wondering if it was safe bringing people out here. for days and weeks people came wondering if their home was standing. one year later it does remain blocked off. as people remember what happened a year ago, traffic will be blocked into this neighborhood. the city is asking for the public to give them their privacy as they grieve. pg&e continues to be at a harsh scrutiny for its pipelines and inspections. and renae the mother of jessica morales that was killed that day is looking for stricter gas control lines. there will be a memorial today that is held at skyline college short distance away from here. they are again trying the to give this community a chance to
grieve on this one year anniversary. live here in san bruno claudine wong. an apparent domestic dispute turned deadly in vacaville overnight. police were called to a home where a woman was shot to death. a man barricaded himself inside that home. he eventually gave up and now in custody. thousands of people from mendocino county are expected to fill the fort bragg high school football stadium tomorrow to say fair well -- to say farewell to a popular leader. melo also worked as a forester. he was shot and killed two weeks ago in a rugged forest area east of fort bragg. the fbi is leading the man hunt for his suspected killer aaron bassler. he killed bassler to protect his poppy field. a fire in solano county is
now out. it started just after midnight. they believe the fire was caused by someone setting off flairs in the area. firefighters put the flames out in less than an hour. in southern california firefighters expect to have the canyon fire fully contained today. almost 15,000 acres have burned. 32 homes have been destroyed in this. the fire started sunday after a fatal plane crash in that area. south of 80 cal fires set up five engines down there and a bulldozer to help battle that canyon fire. golden gate will launch sunday express bus service this weekend. route 101 already runs monday through sat. the bus will make seven trips leaving from santa rosa and making stops in petaluma, san rafael, before head into frank. there will be eight trips from san francisco back up to santa rosa. sal is here to take care of
you. >> hello pam and dave. let's take a look at what we have with the morning drive to work. you can see traffic is moving along pretty well here on 80 westbound as you drive out to the mccarthur maze with no major problems. also the morning commute looks good if you are driving at the bay bridge toll plaza. and this mornings commute on northbound 280 getting up to highway 17 that traffic looks good. all the way into the valley. at 5:08 let's go to steve. >> thank you. we have a lot of coast and bay fog. for us all eyes are also on what is developing up in the sierra, nevada. a lot of that cloud cover will wrap back around. probably more likely on saturday and sunday. some high base thunderstorms out in the high country. anybody traveling up that way keep anoia on the sky. lightning possible. the forecast models never handle these things well. never. if the low goes down to l.a. it will miss us completely.
today though it looks a little warmer. there is a north wind out in the valley. i don't see it here yet. in the higher elevations they are running a couple degrees cooler than 24 hours ago. the sea breeze has been cut by five or seven miles an hour. there is a few signs of -- 59 san jose. san ho is a overcast. you can see our low spinning right there as it starts to dive down southern nevada. eventually it will head back toward the west coast. we may drew draw in a few clouds. the authority wind looks to be in the northern sacramento valley. after that fog burns off it will be sunny to mostly sunny. i'm just warming things up a little bit. somes of the fog is readiesing visibility. some of it is high enough where it doesn't matter. warming up low to mid 90s inland. over the week as the low moves into central california. it might go down to santa barbara. i can't blame it. partly cloudy. a few showers are possible.
more likely it will be to the east and south of us. it will also ramp up the fog. because you get the high based thunderstorms you get the lightning as well. the fire danger has increased. especially on northern california. reno has canceled their red flag warning. and also into lake county i might add. thick fog sunny a little warmer but there is a component of a west or northwest breeze. and not a north, northeast. other than that 90s for some. 80s for others. 60s and 70s if you are stuck in that fog i don't see it getting out of the upper 70s. we do have high clouds. partly cloudy. i think sunday looks mostly cloudy into monday. big cooling trend. happening right now defense secretary leon panetta is speaking at an event for the first responders of 9/11. this is in pentagon city, virginia. let's listen in. >> and thank you for the
bravery and courage that many of you showed on that horrific scene that took place at the pentagon. let me first of all as secretary of defense on behalf of the entire department of defense thank you. >> all right we are listening in again in virginia where defense secretary leon panetta thanking some of the first responders. this is one of ceremonies taking place starting today and throughout the weekend. there are very special people ringing the opening bell on wall street. we'll bring that to you live. there could be another shakeup at yahoo. the man that fired carroll barts could be fighting to keep his own job. why reporters are being kept away from the site where osama bin laden lived and died.
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seals raid that killed bin laden. but now pakistani police are not allowing reporters to get close. pakistani police official says authorities are preventing people from visiting compound because it's regarded as evidence in investigations in how bin laden lived there and how the cia found it. we are tracking new information about a terror threat from al qaeda this morning. alison burns is in our washington, d.c. newsroom. officials in washington, d.c. and new york are taking this very seriously. >> reporter: that is right, pam. overnight and this morning fbi and americas intelligence agencies are urgently working to try to connect the dots and stop this plot. i saw more police patrolling around the u.s. capitol building this morning. it targets new york and washington, d.c. with either a car or truck bomb around the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. a handful of people may have come into the u.s. in recent days to carry out the attack.
one of them may be a u.s. citizen. the investigation comes -- the information comes from a credible source out of pakistan but has not been corroborated. jackie spear is on the homeland security committee and expressed confidence about the government's response to the threat. >> every imaginable part of our threat assessment is working overtime 24/7. there is every imaginable amount of resources that have been put in place to protect americans this weekend. >> reporter: the fbi has sent a bulletin to law enforcement across the country that this plot could be launched to avenge the death of osama bin laden. more on what is in that bulletin during any next update. for knew we are live in washington, d.c., alison burns. a military hazing trial tied to the death of a bay area marine is about to get under way in hawaii. three marines are accused of
beating and humiliating harry lew. the three accused marines are currently stationed at a base in hawaii where the trial is being held. 5:17. the chairman of the board of yahoo may lose his job. roy fired carroll bart as yahoo ceo this week. now on investment firm is urging the whole board to step down. failing to pick leaders who could restore yahoo's fortunes. 5:17 is the time right now. back to sal to check on traffic. >> good morning, pam and dave. we still have road work out there that is in the final clearing stages for the east bay commute. looking at interstate 880 just a few moments ago we were watching this picture and the traffic was you could see lights here. now those lights are gone. it's good. that means all the lanes are
open here coming out to the downtown oakland area. let's go to highway 237 now. you can see traffic is moving along nicely crossing 880 and continuing up to highway 101. this mornings drive on northbound interstate 280 that looks very nice getting up to highway 17. it's 5:18. let's go to steve. >> thank you, sal. a happy friday everybody. forecast models went bongers on a warmup today. i don't see it. i think it will be warmer. santa rosa we cooled off yesterday. wednesday was 73 on thursday -- wait a minute. tuesday 73. wednesday 70. yesterday 61. that was a big drop. 64 today there is a lot of fog over there today. i think the main impact of the warmer weather will be out in the valley. higher elevations are running a couple degrees cooler. unless that warms up it's just not going to happen. what will happen is a lot of
cloud cover and thunderstorms erupting over the sierra nevada. the low dropping down could phase with another low which could put us with a lot of clouds over the weekend. we start off with low clouds. other than that it's clear. 50s to near 60 degrees for some. there have been really cool readings in the north bay this week. more cloud cover today means 50s. most locations hardly have any rain at all. if anything it favors a little west wind. there is not much out of the delta. yesterday at this time it was 20. there goes our tropical moisture. anybody up in the sierra nevada there will be plenty of thunderstorms. thick coast and bay fog. some of it is inland. it will give way. and a little warmer today. if the north wind doesn't kick in it will only be a couple degrees warmer. weekend sets up that low starts to bring in high mid level clouds. possibility of a shower. i think the big news actually it will be much cooler as we go
into sunday. red flag warning up. september usually gets very active in that kind of way with tropical moisture. thick fog gives way to sunshine today. maybe mostly sunny. a few high clouds could drift in. a little warmer but there is a north wind out in the valley. so far i don't see anywhere here. 80s and 90s and 50s and 60s closer to the coast and bay. fog is just on the go. it's just being held in check a little bit today. so on the five-day forecast with your weekend in view i think mostly sunny partly cloudy on saturday. and then turning mostly cloudy and cooler on sunday and monday. global stocks are retreating this morning after federal reserve chairman ben bernanke did not offer immediate support for the u.s. economy. european markets are all down right now. most off by 1%. bernanke spoke yesterday and overnight in asia most markets
lost production. it is still up more than 13% compared to the same month year. checking in on wall street. the meeting of the g-7. they meet this weekend. measures hopefully progrowth measures are set to be discussed. we could be reacting to president obama's speech as well. right now it looks like a slightly lower opening. the price of crude oil slipped after the president's speech. they try to figure out if the package they laid out will increase demand. that worries over another global recession. our artificially lowering oil prices and predict demands could outstrip supplies. 5:22. there is a new opera people are talking about. it's based on a man that died
good morning, we have low clouds, some thick fog, otherwise clear skies. temperatures should come up a little bit. i'm looking far north wind. inland areas will warm up. by the coast 50s and 60s. ten years after the terrorist attacks on september 11th, a man that died while saving others that day has inspired a new opera. heart of a soldier appears tomorrow night at the san francisco opera house. it's based on a book of the same name about the life of rick riscorla. he was the head of security for morgan stanley. when the first hijacked plane crashed into the north tower he ignored official orders to stay put and began evacuating employees. >> he could lead people, he could inspire people to lead themselves which was what he really does in his last day. >> by the time the second plane hit the south tower all but a few of his 2700 employees had
safely left the building. instead of leaving himself, he went back inside looking for others. tickets are still available for the seven performances of a heart of a soldier. pam, ktvu has extensive coverage on sunday's tenth anniversary of 9/11. it begins at 5:00 a.m. with a fox news special featuring live coverage from new york. we'll have more live coverage of the anniversary on mornings on two between 7:00 and 9:00 a.m.. a special edition airs at 5:30 immediately followed by the ktvu news special called 9/11: a decade of change. we'll have a wrapup of the days events on the 10:00 news. time now 5:2. chilling new audio tapes from the day of the 9/11 attacks. >> the whole building just came 5:part. >> what one of the terrorists was heard saying before crashing a plane into the world trade center.
plus trouble at two different stations that added up to a bad night for bart. and how a massive power outage in the southwest has effected flights at sfo this morning. good morning, if you are driving up to concord let's say from bay point and pittsburgh not a bad drive. but there is one stretch that is not doing so well.
good morning, to you. this is ktvu channel 2 news. i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. let's go to steve paulson for a look at the forecast. >> we have low clouds and thick fog. temperatures should recover a little bit today. maybe a north wind. more so toward mendocino county and lake county and out to the valley. so far i don't see it happening here. still it would be warmer. 90s low mid. 80s for other locations. with that low cloud deck sitting at the coast still 60s, 70s, closer to it. >> steve right now on interstate 880 we have recovered from some of the road work that was there. a little bit earlier. it looks pretty good here. always surprising to see how many people are on the roads this early. the east shore freeway same thing goes. all the lanes are open here. 5:31 let's go back to the desk. new this morning we just found out in the last five minutes san diego gas and electric they have restored
power to all of their 1.4 million customers. this comes after the massive power outage caused delays for air travelers. ktvu kraig debro is live at sfo to tell us how the bay area is effected. >> reporter: there are dozens of people at sfo that were trying to get to san diego yesterday. some of them here at terminal two. the version american airways flight where they take off. we just gotten word three arriving flights have been canceled this morning. as you are looking down there i'm showing you that. southwest airlines that is where all the people are. a lot of people were at the airport before they got the word before they got the news that the airport in san diego was closed. now take a look at this line at terminal one. many of the people were told to return an hour and a half this morning before their new flight. southwest services a handful of flights to and from san diego. one arriving flight has been
canceled. united and virgin america. also flights from san diego to san francisco canceled this morning. one arriving flight from san diego has been canceled. some people had to overcome obstacles to get here yesterday. a woman we spoke to said she got caught in the middle of the bart protest. >> when i got here i found out and then i had to turn around and go back. but i was lucky i was able to reschedule and get on the early flight. >> $50 to go home last night and $50 to get here. but i'm going. i'm determined we will get there. >> reporter: portions of southern california, arizona, new mexico, and mexico left in the dark after a massive power outage yesterday caused bay utility worker. we're getting more information on that. coming up we'll be talking to airport spokesperson how they are dealing with the overflow of people here.
as flights resume those people on flights yesterday will be backing up into the people that are trying to take off today. reporting live at sfo kraig debro. vandalism and a protest for bart. san francisco police are searching for the vandals that caused major damage to the glen park station. dozens of piplessed hammers to -- dozens of people used hammers to smash ticket machines and clipper cards. it's unclear if it's tied to the protest at the powell station. that was the picture there as dozens of chanting protestors converged on the powell street station at the height of the evening rush hour. they confronted police in riot gear that formed a wall to block them from approaching the pay gates. police shut down the station for two hours and made dozens of arrests. >> we are doing exactly what they said we could do. >> reporter: protesting? >> yeah where we are supposed
to. outside of the fare gates. >> we could not maintain a free atmosphere and with pay trents trying to walk around. >> several journalists got caught in the middle of the confrontation. police briefly detained one chronicle reporter and some student journalists that came to cover the protest. a somber anniversary in san bruno. it has been one year since a pipeline killed eight people there. >> reporter: they moved to claremont and fairmont drive. there are signs that line the streets all through this neighborhood. what they are telling people this area will be shut town later this afternoon because they will have a memorial. and they just really want to
try to camp down some of the traffic. take a look at some of these lots here. they are getting homes back up. right next to it an empty lot. there are many, many empty lots. rebuilding certainly takes time. in one lot you have a home. then you have an empty lot. still not quite there yet. and in all of this you just want to stop and remember the lives lost. eight people killed that day one year ago. i want to show you home video of 20-year-old jessica morales. this is her as she celebrated her last birthday. she was at her boyfriend's house one year ago today when the explosion happened. she and her boyfriend tried to escape the flames. he survived, she has not. her mother has formed a new nonprofit group to have stricter gas lines. but today is going to be a day
for remembering to remember what happened and to remember how high the cost was and still is for this san bruno neighborhood. live here in san bruno claudine wong ktvu channel 2 news. our time is 5:36. this sunday's tenth anniversary of september 11th will be marked with ceremonies in new york, shanksville, pennsylvania, and at the pentagon. coming up we'll have a live report from new york city. new audio tapes from september 11th are public this morning. they are giving us a chilling look at what happened ten years ago. >> nobody move. everybody will be okay. if you try to make any moves, just stay quiet. nobody move please. don't try to make any moves. >> that was the voice of terrorist mohammed ata talking to the doomed passengers on
american airline flight 93. that plane hit the north tower of the world trade center. other audio reveals the moments after united flight 175 hit the second tower. >> another one just hit the building. the other one hit it hard. the whole building just came apart. >> the 9/11 commission compiled that audio as part of its official investigation. the woman charged with killing nursing student michelle le is due in a hayward courtroom today. it's still not clear if she will show up for her scheduled arraignment. she is seven months pregnant so her doctors must give their approval before she can appear in court. she is accused of killing her former high school friend. she blames le for ruining things with her boyfriend.
ktvu was the first to tell you that police arrested pat power of half-moon bay yesterday. he is accused of knocking mark mcgovern unconscious backback on june 25th. we are told that mcgovern is recovering well from his brain injury. today's fundraiser will go toward his rehabilitation. that begins at 6:00 p.m. at st. stevens church in san francisco. let's go to sal. see how the commute is doing. sal. >> we are starting off in the east bay dave and pam. on highway 4 westbound. you will see more people getting on the road. the freeway that never takes a break. getting up to the willow pass grade. also this morning at the bay bridge toll plaza people showing up here. it's unclear what kind of day we will have. we already have just a little bit of slow traffic. getting into san francisco on the freeway looks pretty good. if you are driving across the bridge, northbound 101 traffic also looks good from the peninsula. 5:39 let's go to steve.
sal, thank you very much. we do have an interesting pattern setting up for the weekend. for today if you are up in mendocino county and lake county it will be hot. i saw one projection for ukiah 104. other locations about 99. either way you slice it it's very warm. for us i just think a little warmer. this system right there is going to play right into our weekend weather. today we start off instead of 40s in the north bay i think more in the low cloud deck there so they are 50s. 57 right there are from fairfield, concord, and livermore. and i only take out 5% so you get paid very well. 60 in mountain view. 58 in hayward. yet nay are overcast. today some of the fog and low clouds a little bit more down on the deck. high pressure is trying to build in. higher elevations are running a couple degrees cooler. there is a wring and a yang
here. big fog bank out there. you can see it. the low will retro grade over the weekend. thick coast and bay fog. low 90s inland. a lot of 80s. yesterday i think napa was 77. i'm going 84 today. so it's tough to warm up locations ten degrees unless you are getting a north wind so far we are not. partly cloudy. showers possible. i would keep an eye on the skies as we look off toward the east. much cooler on sunday. red flag warning is out or a fire watch. that does include lake county. mainly northern sacramento valley. for some of the thunderstorms and dry lightning which we have a history of dealing with sometimes in august and september. it looks like a pretty good pa term for it over the weekend. thick fog gives way to sunshine. it will be a little warmer. there is still a component or a
hint of a westerly wind. with your weekend in view mostly sunny partly cloudy on saturday. it looks like a lot of cloud cover comes in for a big cool down on sunday and monday. 5:41. the major privacy breach at a bay area hospital. the information that was posted on a public website for almost a year. question is whether in the face of an ongoing national crisis we can stop the political circus and actually do something to help the economy. the reaction from republicans to the president's jobs plan. traffic is moving along pretty well on northbound 280 as you head up to highway 17. tell you more coming up.
good morning, we have a lot of low clouds and fog around. it's not as extensive as it was yesterday. there are some areas that are clear. it will billion warm -- it will be warmer today. for us 60s and 70s coast and bay. upper 80s and low to mid 90s inland. welcome back. good morning, to you. here's a quick look at the top stories we following for you right now at 5:44. new this morning the san diego gas and electric community announced they restored the power to the 1.4 customers. this comes after the big power outage yesterday that stretched from orange county to mexico. it started after a utility worker in arizona accidentally removed a piece of equipment. san francisco police out there searching for the vandals that caused major damage to the glen park bart station. this happened last night hours after a rowdy protest to the powell street station. this weekend on the tenth
anniversary of the september 11th attacks memorial services will be held to remember the 3,000 people killed in new york, pentagon, and pennsylvania. patricia woo is in new york with the preview of the event there is and new security measures in place in response to a new terror threat. good morning, patricia. >> reporter: good morning, pam. yes, new york city police commissioner ray kelly was here this morning talking about the extra precautions that are being taken in light of this threat. increase in number of officers including those in plain close, snipers, and those with radiation detectors. security had already been extremely tight as we are expecting for the family workers and two presidents on sunday. america will pause sunday to mark the tenth anniversary of the worse terror attack ever on
american soil. two cities targeted ten years ago there will be extra caution. >> as we approach the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks the nytd, fbi, and entire intelligence community has been on heightened alert. >> reporter: federal officials cited a credible but unconfirmed terror threat. and citizens were urged to stay alert. >> citizen should know that we are taking all the appropriate steps that are necessary to be able to insure their safety. >> reporter: with a close eye on security from the pentagon to shanksville, pennsylvania to right here in lower manhattan the tenth anniversary. victims families gathered at ground zero reach year will mark the opening of the 9/11 memorial. >> as important as the memorial is and i believe it cannot be more important, we owe the
victims much more than ceremonies and symbolism. >> reporter: for rudy guliani it will be a reminder in one day how things changed. >> my biggest fear i have is that as we get to the tenth anniversary of september 11 people are going to believe it's over. >> reporter: you are taking a live look at a reflecting pool. those sit in the footprints of the twin towers. nearly an acre in size. all of the victims that died in both 2001 and 1993 attacks at the world trade centers they have their names inscraped in panels around the edging of those pools. that memorial plaza will open to the public for the very first time on monday, september 12th. if you do want to visit, you need to reserve a pass in advance. in new york i'm patricia wu. >> thank you.
time now 5:48. this morning president obama heads to richmond, virginia. he will start selling the jobs plan he announced last night. the president proposed a $450 billion plan that calls for payroll tax cuts and more federal spending on building schools, rose, and -- roads and bridges. he called on congress to stop the political circus and pass the proposal now to get the american people back to work. >> the next election is 14 months away. and the people that sent us here, the people that hired us to work for them they don't have the luxury of waiting 14 months. >> the president's proposal also includes tax credits for businesses that hire people who have been out of work for more than six months. not surprisingly the tea party does not like the presidents jobs plan. minnesota congresswoman michelle bachmann delivered the tea party response.
>> while the president's speech comes on the heels of a trillion dollars of failed stimulus, bailouts, and temporary gimmicks that have been aimed at creating jobs, the president continued to cling to the idea that government is the solution to creating jobs. >> now not all of the republican response to the president's plan was as negative as that. in a statement republicans speaker of the house john boehner said the president's proposal quote merit consideration. stanford hospital is apologizing to its patients this morning for a major privacy breach. the personal information of 20,000 patients were posted on a public website. the data included people's names and diagnosis but not their social security numbers. the information remained online for almost a year. stanford is investigating what went wrong. time now 5:50. sal, have you straightened things out at the toll plaza?
>> dave, no i haven't. back to you. [ laughter ] no. there is not much straightening out to do. it's nice and early. if you are getting out there early, it should be a nice way to get into the city without any major problems. there are minor delays of course. let's take a look at what we have. this is a look at the minor delays here at the toll plaza. also the morning commute looks good if you are driving to oakland. northbound and southbound 880 that traffic looks nice. if you are driving on antioch pittsburgh and bay point it's a little slow on highway 4 in antioch. let's go to steve. >> sal, thank you very much. get you pointed in the right direction for what looks to be okay saturday, cooler sunday. for the weekend higher clouds coming in. will be much cooler on sunday. no heat looks to be on the weather menu.
maybe tropical clouds on monday and then after tuesday things should calm down. night morning fog. a pretty good low flirting with us. it will head back toward the west coast. there might lie a partly cloudy to mostly cloudy weekend. we start off with a lot of 50s here. low mid to upper. temperatures held in check by the low clouds and fog. you can see a lot of that thunderstorm activity popping up near the sierra nevada. so the fire danger continues to be high but the north wind which is out in the valley hasn't made it here. thick coast and bay fog will give way to sunshine. i'm warming things up a little bit. i'm doing the broad brush on this. by the weekend partly cloudy skies. partly sunny. showers are possible. it's just impossible to forecast. it will be much cooler as the fog ramps up. the national weather service has canceled the fire watch in sacramento. still a red flag warning. if you are heading up to the
northern mountains watch out for the thunderstorms. 50s and 60s and 80s and 90s today. i didn't buy into the big warmup here. with the five-day forecast your weekend always in view. some sun and clouds on sunday. >> thank you, steve. walmart is bringing back holiday lay aways. starting october 17th shoppers can pay 10% of the total price of toys and electronics to put them on hold. they have two months to pay off the total without any interest but there is a $5 fee. according to the san francisco business times the company plans to open a new office in the california plaza area. driers was found -- dreyerk was opened years ago. apple wants it but will its
the 2007 fire was so intense it brought down a section of the freeway. the state of california sued the truck company and the driver citing more than $17 million for damage and repairs. but the company is only able to pay $3 million. the judge will hear from both sides during that hearing today. time now 5:56. concerns of traffic near apples new headquarters. dozens of people were at the first hearing of the plan. it's a 3.1 million square foot building that looks like spaceship. it will be built in east cupertino. some of the people worry that this new building will bring in too many cars, slow down traffic in their neighborhoods, and on interstate 280. the vote on the project will come next year. coming up on 6:00. let's go back over to sal for a look at traffic. >> speaking of the valley we are looking at the commute there right where they were talking about the apple campus and the traffic is moving along
okay. sunol grade traffic looks good if you are driving to the south bay from the east bay. it's 5:57 let's go back to the desk. vandals attacking a bart station in san francisco. where this happened and how it may be connected to a long day of protests. plus slowly restoring electricity this morning after that huge power outage in parts of southern california. good morning, lots of fog out there. will temperatures warm up a little bit. we'll have that coming up after the break. state farm. this is jessica.
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