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it's gorgeous. >> i love it! >> an historic day for bay area drivers. the first morning commute for the new eastern span. team coverage -- ahead. >> reporter: after 11 years of construction, the new bay bridge is finally open. we'll take to you opening ceremonies and show you the first people that drove across at 10:15 last night. it's the first day back after labor day. you know this might mean a big
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delay 7:00. good morning. you are looking live at the new eastern span of the bay bridge getting its first real workout this morning. we have team coverage all morning, showing you all angles of this bridge in this commute. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm tori campbell. >> i'm brian flores. dave sclark off today. beautiful weather out there. rosemary's in for steve. >> with patchy fog around the bay area, we can see the bridge. if you plan to cross the bridge today, you should have a nice view. we do have partly cloudy skies and patchy fog along the eastern shore line, piled up on the coastline, some of it pushing in across the golden gate bridge and patchy fog reported over parts of the north bay this morning. outside of that, mostly cloudy skies and beautiful weather. we have a drier air mass moving
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into place for today because of this. temperatures are down by a few degrees in some cases. by 6 cletion in areas like napa. 56 for you. 51 in santa rosa. 60s around the bay. a bit of a chill in the air for some of us. in most cases we're off to a good start. the onshore breeze will be with us. i'm seeing it through fairfield at 14 miles an hour. you will be able to enjoy that breeze. mid-60s along the coastline. downtown san francisco, 60s. along the shore line, 60s. as we get inland, some of the temperatures will warm in the 80s. i will have a detailed look at these afternoon highs and in the extended forecast, a big heatup coming our way. an exciting day for a lot of people but it's also coming with slow traffic. let's go take a look at the bay
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bridge. these are live pictures from newschopper and you can see on the bridge itself, it does look good. the chp is out there with extra enforcement on that span today to make sure that you don't go too fast. there is a delay getting on the span, it's been pretty big. these are beautiful pictures. we have a not so beautiful shot of the toll plaza. it extends on 80 on the east shore freeway and all the way back to the lakeshore area. it has been a big backup. i think a lot of people want to be on the bridge the very first commute day. as we look at the south bay, this commute has been pretty normal. not that many crashes. there's been a little bit of roadwork. highway 101 right through near, the traffic on 101 and 280 are off to a big boort.
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at big -- big start. it's 7:03. "mornings on 2" will be right back.
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7:06. welcome back to "mornings on 2." it has been years in the making and finally this morning, drivers are driving across the new eastern span of the bay bridge. >> that's right. we have team coverage this morning of the first commute on the new eastern span. but first let's head out to pam cook who has been at the bay bridge toll plaza since 4:30 this morning. she's used to it, though.
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how's it going out there, pam? >> reporter: it's fun to be out here. very exciting. we got here at 4:00 this morning to watch the -- the changing. we went from the evening time to the light. now the sun is up. people are getting that pretty view of the bay and the new span. it's more crowded. drivers seem to be in pretty good spirits. they are waving saying good morning as they are sitting waiting for the pete metering lights. but they are also excited about getting the drive across the new span. we've been talking about more commuters than usual probably out here because of the new span, more people heading eastbound as well. i'm definitely noticing quite a few cars heading eastbound into oakland. what a gorgeous view. the chp does have a warning for drivers. we just spoke to a chp officer at 6:30 who said no big problems to report this morning.
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but they are patrolling. they are looking for speeders. they are looking for people who would be slowing down. do not slow down to take a picture. the speed limit is 50 miles an hour when it opens up. the good news, the bridge open several hours ahead of schedule, just after 10:00 last night. some drivers we watched waited in line for hours to be among the first. many of those did slow down to take pictures with their phones. despite the warnings from the chp, just so you know, stopping on the bridge, not just dangerous, it's illegal unless there is an emergency. now, the other exciting thing we're doing, we have all of us out here for the first morning commute. tara moriarty is up at yerba buena island. you have a great view. does it seem to be getting crowded? >> reporter: a little bit.
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you can hear the cars. it's a beautiful sight. one driver said it's like driving through a cathedral. i know what he means, the cable stretches so high and they appear to part for you as you drive through. you can see the traffic flowing nicely and you can see the old bridge next to it with nobody on it. after 1 years of -- after 11 years of construction the new eastern span is finally open. [ cheers ] >> reporter: gavin newsom cut the ceremonial chain. traffic was allowed on the bridge at 10:15 last night. the world's largest self- anchored suspension bridge went way over budget and was decades overdue but most politicses it focused on the fact it became before the earthquake. some drivers waited hours to be the first to cross. >> it's an iconic structure.
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it's first in my lifetime, i get to watch it being built. i've always been fascinated by all of the bridges. just to be able to be one of the first to cross, it's just a memorable moment for me. >> the bridge was replaced because a section of the eastern span collapsed during the 1989 loma prieta quake. it cost $6.5 billion to make, four times the original estimate. state senator mark leno says, the senate is going to review how it happened and how it can be prevented in the future. coming up we'll tell you why the bridge has side by side decks. live from yerba buena island. pam, back to you. >> reporter: we're talking to drivers this morning. again, i mentioned, they are sitting right here where we are past the toll plaza before the metering lights. they are bumper to bumper. most of them are waving and saying hello. seem to be waiting pretty patiently because they do get
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to be among the first to drive along the span. we talked to the drivers who are making this first commute and we want to share some reactions with you. >> it's great. i'm an engineer. i thought it was great. >> i actually filmed it on my phone. >> reporter: now, filming it on your known, don't do that unless you have some kind of properly dash-mounted camera or phone -- holder for your phone. don't do that. chp warning. don't pull over to the side. the officer we spoke to a half- hour ago had a really good recommendation, take the bike path or the pedestrian path, it will open at noon today. you went out and took some photos and said it's a great view if you want to get some pictures, that's the way to do it. the other thing we're doing, pretty exciting. alex savidge is crossing the
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bridge driving the bridge. he's driving. we have a photographer out there cruising around in a convertible. i'm curious. they've redone the tunnel. it's light and bright. did you notice any difference in there? >> reporter: yeah. we've come through it a couple of times already this morning, pam. here we go. this is a live picture. this the westbound traffic coming towards you on your tv screen. they just came through the tunnel on yerba buena island. the the tunnel is -- the tunnel is much cleaner. you want to be aware of this especially if you are driving at night. check out the view. i think no matter what angle you are looking at this new bridge from it's always gorgeous. we are a coming eastbound. there's that huge tower, the 525-foot tower that's the anchor for this bridge.
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the world's longest. a lot of people soaking this up this morning. the traffic very thick as we came through the toll plaza. a lot of people it seemed wanted to be part -- audio difficulties] >> reporter: maybe some people thought this is a good way to drive the bridge. look at that view. we'll show you the traffic coming westbound. as you come up, traffic tends to slow down right as you get toward the tower. it slowed down about 15, 10 miles an hour in a couple of spots. i think that maybe it's just meal's natural reaction -- people's natural's reaction. you get close. you want to soak it in. i talked to one of the toll takers, he was working last night. a lot of people lined up to be among the first to drive among
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the span. i had a chance to speak with him. he said it was an exciting night an historic night. he said some of the people coming through actually wanted his autograph and they -- and he actually signed some of their receipts and took pictures of people. listen to this gentleman. >> i think this is the happiest moment in my life, man, just for tonight. before i don't think people appreciate. but last night i see a lot of people appreciate it. they say, thank you, you guys open early. i said oh. thank you. >> reporter: people probably have never been so happy to pay you their money. >> that's correct. [laughter] >> reporter: yeah. he says this is the one day that people showed up cash in hand and they were more than happy to pay that toll. weerson the right-hand side you have the old eastern span of
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the bay bridge. part of it has been demolished. the section here has been demolished to make way for the bick and pedestrian -- bike and the pedestrian traffic. you will have an unobstructed view as you drive through here. a nice drive this morning. beautiful views. for now, live on the eastern span of the bay bridge. alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. >> reporter: i'm a little jealous of alex, cruising around in the convertible. about nine months of the year, most of the cantilever will come down and then the views
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will get better. people are taking in this first morning commute. i'm live at the toll plaza, let's go back to brian. >> all right. thank you, pam. 7:30. and for the latest updates on the bridge, we've set up live cameras and drive times for you. go to ktvu.com and click on the bay bridge. new this morning, firefighters in marin county are investigating a fire in george lucas's famed skywalker ranch. the fire started at about three hours ago. firefighters say it started in an attic and it took about an hour to put the fire out. no one was hurt and the cause of the fire is still under investigation. oakland police are searching for suspects in two shootings. the first shooting happened around 4:00 yesterday afternoon on fruitvale avenue. police say two people were shot. another person was shot about
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three and a half hours later on 86th and dowling. all of the victims are in stable condition. anyone with information on the shooting should contact oakland police. and a danville teenager killed in a car crash last week will be laid to rest this afternoon. 17-year-old robert orlando was killed august 26th after the car he was riding in slammed into a tree. it happened the night before he was set to start his senior year at san ramon school. the crash injured the 17-year- old driver and a 16-year-old passenger. a public service for orlando starts at 3:00 p.m. in san ramon at the joan of arc parish. more than a dozen lawmakers are at the white house meeting with president obama to discuss what to do in syria. as kyla cam bem reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, president obama spoke a moment ago about what he wants congressional approval for a
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military strike. >> reporter: we just heard what obama had say to -- had to say to nancy pelosi and dianne feinstein. >> the military plan is propotional, limited. it does not involve boots on the ground. this is not iraq or afghanistan. >> reporter: they expect to hear more from the white house. but barbara boxer and more of the senate relations commit ewill hear from chuck hagel, john kerry and martin dempcy in a hearing in four hours from now. the chemical attack killed 400 people. president obama could authorize a military strike without congressional approval but he wants congress to vote. >> this is obviously the most serious vote you can take as a
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member of congress because you are putting people's lives in harm's way. there's always ramifications. >> reporter: israel said it conducted a test missile launch in the sea in connection with the u.s. assad has a warning to the u.s. and any other countries that want to strike syria. i'm working on that story for you at 8:5. >> thank you. a man who served prison time for his role is now warning others about the dangers of performance- enhancing drugs. victor conte is callingen on the mlb, the nfl and the world anti-doping agency to do more to stop the use of performance- enhancing drugs. conte says use of the drugs is widespread in professional sports and at the olympics. conte served four months in prison after pleading guilty to
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helping act leets like marion jones take performance- enhancing drugs from balco labs in burlingame. i think a lot of people are happy to be sitting in traffic. >> yeah. >> going across the new bay bridge. sal, how is it going out there? >> i would say it's going vell. there is more of -- well. there is more of a backup. i've heard people already at work. they took the carpool lane. people are tweeting they got to work earlier than they normally do. they said everything was the same except for better views. the traffic on northbound and southbound 880, the traffic is moving well. getting down to the san mateo bridge is not a chore at this time. looking at the lower peninsula, the traffic has been looking pretty good as you are driving through the south bay now. the south bay commute is a little bit slow on 280 and 85 in the usual spots.
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not a major delay. in fact, we look at the toll plaza. i was look at the wrong thing. traffic is okay. the south bay commutes are about the same as they normally are. public transportation is doing well. let's go to rosemary. >> the muggy weather is moving out. we have a beautiful day in store giving you a live look over the bay, where we do have patchy fog, partly sunny skies. if you plan to cross over the bridge, you should have a nice shot of it here. stormtracker showing you partly sunny skies. hugging up against the coastline and pleading into parts of of san francisco. but the bay bridge holding up really well over the north bay. patches of fog there. santa rosa reported patchy dense fog. that to be aware of. what has changed? well, over the weekend, this system commingle with some
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subtropical moisture to the south of us, brought in the possibility of the scattered showers. it felt muggy. this has shifted east a little bit. just enough to push that moisture out of other area. more at home, temperatures are clooler-- cooler. if you are heading outside, chilly recall. some of our inland locations like fairfield and antioch reporting upper 60s. >> the onshore breeze will remain with us with the trough remaining off the coastline for today. the onshore breeze through fairfield about 4 miles an hour. the onshore breeze will kick up for the second part of the day. you can expect the breeze once again. the highs, upper os -- 70s to 80s. into the east bay low 70s. gonna see the as play, upper
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60s. 84 for danville in the santa clara valley. these numbers are a lot like yesterday. it won't feel as sticky. 78 redwood city, upper 60s for san francisco. the extended forecast here. notice we begin a warming trend as early as tomorrow. it will be gradual at first but then the heat will be on. upper 70s to low 80s around the bay. it could turn out to be a great weekend for the coast. upper 60s to low 70s there. i will have a look at your numbers -- coming up. some of the workers who helped open the new bay bridge weren't even -- [inaudible] and the cooling-off period is passing quickly in the b.a.r.t. strike. where talks stand.
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welcome back. two years ago, the city said rye strictions on when gardening -- set restrictions on when gardening tools could be used and how loud they could be. some city workers say it could cost sonoma $10,000 to convert. the clock is ticking on b.a.r.t. negotiations. b.a.r.t. union leaders talked about the lack of progress being made in the talks. there are 37 days left before the 60-day cooling off period issued by governor brown and union members say b.a.r.t. management has been mostly unavailable for talks. >> i have a concern that the deadline is october 10s and the district is not taking this seriously. they are using the same practices they use in the 30- day contract extension and sit back and do nothing.
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>> b.a.r.t. management said it's the unions not doing anything. they said -- time now, 7:26 and coming up -- it's now officially open. we'll continue our live team coverage on the first morning commute for the first bay bridge. for the first time in history, people will be able to walk and bike across the eastern eastern span of the bay bridge. and the new bridge is really popular as you drive into san francisco. you should bhe know the backups. and in the extended forecast, a big heatup coming our way.
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7:30. we're looking live at the flu eastern span of the bay bridge where it's the first morning commute. and it is well underway. that's a backup at the toll plaza. we'll have more on that in a moment. we'll continue our team coverage. good morning. and welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm tori campbell. >> i'm brian flores. dave's off. let's get a quick look at weather and traffic.
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we begin with rosemary orozco. couldn't ask for a better day for the opening of the bay bridge. >> i was just thinking about that. the weather is cooperating. we'll be sunnier and drier for the day. we're off to a cooler start. the onshore breeze will continue for today. temperatures, right about where they should be. 60s along the coast. we have 70s around the bay. 80s for the inland cities. it will feel quite nice. as you get out the door, we're dealing with partly cloudy skies and patchy fog along the coast and east bayshore line. temperatures in the low 50s to low 60s for most of us. some of our inland communities, fairfield, brentwood, reporting upper 60s. the numbers are anywhere from 3 to 6 degrees cooler. you may notice getting outside. by noontime, low 60s for the coast. mid- to upper 70s for our inland locations. some of those warmer locations and then for the second half of the weekend. we're looking at 6 64 for the
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coast. here is a look at what you can expect. 68 in san francisco. 74 in hayward. we're looking at 78 for fremont. low 80s for napa as well as santa rosa. we're going to get into a warming trend. good morning, sal. >> woorming. we're good morning. a lot of people want to be on the bridge on this very commute day after it happens. the very first monday or -- i almost said monday. very first commute. seems like a monday. but it's tuesday. let's take a look at the san mateo bridge. that traffic looks pretty good out to the peninsula. no major problems all the way to highway 101. traffic is busy in the general area. we also want to check with
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b.a.r.t., caltrain, muni. no delays reported. back to the desk. >> thank you, sal. 7:32. it's been a long time coming, over 20 years, billions of dollars. finally this morning, drivers are zipping across the new span of the bay bridge. hopefully not too fast. >> we continue our team coverage starting with pam cook live at the toll plaza. sam, you have seen the bridge with the lights on and the sunrise. >> reporter: it's nice to watch the progression. it's bright and sunny. as you said, tori, zipping along. if you are in the carpool lane, if you are in the carpool lane, you are zipping around. drivers are in pretty good spirits. drivers seem to be in pretty good spirits. good mood as they get to be among the first to drive across
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the bridge. you know, the great news is that we covered it last night. the bridge was able to open ahead of schedule. originally, it was not gonna be open until 5:00 this morning. certainly the morning commute better because it did open last night. some drivers waited in line for hours. take in the view, the view is gorgeous. it's a crystal clear morning. it is a nice view but make sure you take along a passenger in order to take pictures for you. maybe you can be a passenger, like alex savidge. he's been driving along in a convertible. we're hearing from drivers who have been crossing for the first time. for that, we want to check in with tara up on yerba buena island. >> reporter: that's right. it's a gorgeous morning. we want to mention beep hind us this this new bridge -- behind
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us, this view offers a wide view to the bay bridge. you can see the old bridge and the new bridge. once the old bring is down you should get the good views. that should take about nine months for the majority of it to come to -- of it to come down. [audio difficulties] >> reporter: we're out here again at the toll plaza, just past the toll plaza. i'm joined now by chp officer stan morgan foreign and baysed -- born and raised in san francisco. it's probably pretty exciting to see this beautiful bridge here in your town. >> it is exciting from the
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standpoint of technology. the closure of one structure that served us well for so many decades. now you have the structure, the changing of the guard. from that standpoint we want motorists to operate their vehicle safely, avoid the distractions, enjoy the wow factor but have a passenger with you and let that passenger if need be take the photographs while you as the driver safely operate that motor vehicle. >> reporter: i hate to mar this beautiful morning with the top of security. but certainly on the minds of a lot of people. it's a brand-new bridge. certainly want to make it secure. i know there was a sweep down after the chain cutting and right before traffic was allowed across as well. what about safety? >> we do have additional chp personnel that will be on enforcement teams as we had on the s-curve. there goal, to make sure the motorists are traveling at the
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same time speed. security and public safety is a big issue. we did security sweeps yesterday. we had dignitaries in the area. after that, we had sweeps on the bridge to make sure no construction, no debris left there, no one there who didn't need to be there. we want motorists to enjoy this driving experience but we want them to do it as safe as possible. >> reporter: what about the security on the bike path and pedestrian path? >> we have chp officers patrolling the pedestrian walkway and the bike path. one of which starts near the ikea facility in emeryville, the other near west grand avenue and maritime avenue. so those officers will be able to assist as needed. patrol the bridge. we want to mike sure that the bicyclists using the pedestrian
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parkway are traveling at a pretty good speed. having said that, we'll be there to make sure they are offering bicycles in a safe manner possible. >> all right. thank you so much, officer sam morgan, for joining us. talking about the golden gate bridge. they are experienced with having bicyclists and pedestrians on the same side of the roadway. sometimes that does pose some problems. speaking of that part of it, janine de la vega, is out where the bicycles, the new bike/pedestrian path begins. janine? >> reporter: now. we're here next to the ikea. they have signage up. there's a map showing where we are and then it shows you the bay bridge trail and then right in front of us here is the entrance to the trail and walkway. we've seen several cyclists coming through here. they are getting turned around by police because it's not officially open yet. here is an aerial view from
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chopper 2 of the bay bridge and bike path taken in the last hour. at noon, a portion. walkway will be open. it will allow pedestrians and cyclists to travel all the way to the bridge tower. now there will be one lane and another one for walkers. ere's rules that the 15-mile- an-hour speed limit. the skateboards and skates are not permitted and the chp will be out patrolling on bicycles. some bicycles were out taking pictures excited to use the paths. >> it's great to get halfway there. yerba buena island is really nice to be able to bike out there without having to bring your bike out to a car. it will be even nicer if some day they go from oakland to san francisco. >> reporter: the pathway stops near the bridge tower because a piece of the old bridge prevents the path to connect to
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yesh ba buena island. the pathway will extend 2.2 miles from oakland to the island once that is done. that will be completed in 2015. back out here live, every once in a while, we see some cyclists coming down and they are telling us they are getting turned around. reporting live from emeryville, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> reporter: thank you, janine. and what about the troll? remember the troll? made an appearance at the new bridge. we understand the 18-inch metal sculpture installed without permission by workers who fixed it to the old bridge after the 1989 loma prieta earthquake, meant to ward off disasters. the troll will risk live in an
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undisclosed location for now until a permanent home is found for it. the east bay span now on google maps. it's highlighted also known as the lincoln highway if up didn't know that. the image is recent. it does not show the completed span. the bicycle and pedestrian path is indicated on the map. pretty exciting to be out here as the sun comes out. beautiful weather. drivers, pretty backed up here from the toll plaza to the metering lights. everyoneve seems to be in good spirits. they get to be among the first of the new span of the bay bridge. reporting live out hear, let's go back over to tori and brian? >> thank you. at least we know where the troll is going. 7:41. grieving for two women killed by a driver who is still on the
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run. insiders say a really big deal between a british company and one in new york might not have happened if not for a bay area connection. we've been watching all commutes. that includes the south bay drive. you can see 280 northbound is getting busy driving into the west valley. waking up with patchy fog this morning. it's not spoiling the view of the bay bridge. four your area, a nice day in store as well. i will have a look at what you can expect -- coming up. at sizzler... it's back for a limited time! fire grilled steak and golden all-you-can-eat shrimp for an incredible $9.99! only at sizzler!
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7:44. the stock market is up sharply after the threat of an immediate u.s. attack on syria became less likely with president obama's surprise announcement this morning to seek congressional approval. last week it appeared the u.s. was ready to strike syria immediately. this pushed up the price of oil to the highest price in almost two years. the dow is up 93. the nasdaq is up 41. s&p up 15. verizon and vodafone agreed to a resolutions to their venture. after ten years on disagreeing which company would buy out the other, it took just one conversation at the four seasons hotel in san francisco. the two have been partners. but the ceos needed to meet face to face to agree on a price. the deal still needs the
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approval of regulators. a researcher in indio is getting a big reward for finding a flaw in the software. the man is getting 12,500 for finding a bug that lets hackers delete other people's photos. the usual reward is $500. the man used mark zuckerberg's page as an example. he did not delete anything so he did not violate privacy rules. the search is underway for a suspected driving who killed two women in san jose. grieving families lit kand the at skyport drive. 63-year-old carmen and of 2- year-old christina were in the toyota. both were food service workers at nearby mineta san jose airport. the mercedes drivers ran away. >> turn yourself in, please. please. do yourself the good deed,
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please. for my family's sake, you know. >> we're also learning the chp had the opportunity to catch the driver minutes before the crash. officers had pulled him over on 101 but he said onto brokaw road. officers decided not to chase him. they felt a pursuit on city streets would be too dangerous. police say another woman owns the mercedes and was not involved and they are looking into who had access to their car. there were several deaths on bay area roads. the hit and run in san jose and a deadly clash on interstate 680 near benicia. at last count 140 people were arrested on dui charges in the bay area and statewide the number is 1,092. that's actually down for the same period last year. the chp will release the final numbers for the labor day weekend today. san mateo police are asking for help finding a missing man. he's 50-year-old wang. he was last seen around coyote
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point early yesterday. he's 5'11" and 170 pounds. wang was wearing a black hat, dark jarkt, jeans and white shoes. police say he speaks like a small child or may not speak at all because of a medical condition. menlo park place want to create a database of home and business surveillance cameras as part of a plan to catch cles. police say the database would allow them to access surveillance video and use it to solve cases. see they are asking home and business owners to tell them voluntarily where they've installed surveillance cameras. a new social network just for law enforcement is set to launch next wok. blue line is being compared to sites like facebook and linked in. it was created by former new york city commissioner and current oakland police
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consultant bill bratton. officers can use it to share information, video and instant message each other. right now, plu blue line is being tested among 1 is00 officers in los angeles. 7:48 and things are going back to normal with the new bay bridge o'ing. we have public -- opening. we have public transportation, sal, does it look normal? >> yeah, i think so. there's maybe 5% more. it was a little bit more crowded out there. that's just an estimate from me. when you fet toot toll plaza, there's about a 0, 15-minute delay -- 10, 15-minute delay. once you are on the bridge, it looks good. don't speed on the span. they have a big police police presence on there. there's a lot of chp officers out there just to keep you safe. northbound and southbound 880, nothing has changed here.
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and no problems on the san mateo bridge. speaking of the east bay, let's go to the maps we are. want to show you that the traffic is pretty slow in some areas. highway 4 we had an earlier accident near the willow pass grade. that's on the side. southbound 680 is slow all the way to the walnut creek interchange. let's go to rosemary. tracking notable changes this morning. you can see partly sunny skies over oakland this morning. low clouds drifted across the bay and into the east bane from emeryville seeing the low clouds and stormtracker2 showing you right there. patchy fog in areas over the north bay. hugging the coast lane. if you are crossing the bay bridge, you should have a nice view of the new span there. temperaturewise we're cooler because without all of that mid moisture, we're cool. especially over the north bay, upper 50s to low 60s around the bay area. we have upper 60s inland. i want to head to the north
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bay. it's a cool one out there. sewasty toll, santa rosa, reporting 51. 54 in petaluma and low 50s in cal -- calistoga. it will burn away. mostly sunny skies for today. what's changed? we have a system off the coastline. this has nudged east a little bit. what's happened, the subtropical moisture pulling in from the south over the weekend is shifting as well. this will continue to bring us the onshore breeze. we'll keep our afternoon highs in check. we'll be right where we should be. the subtropical moisture is moving to the east. that's where we'll have a possibility of showers even thunderstorms for today. your afternoon highs -- >> into the afternoon, a bit of a cool start. 84 for danville. dress the little ones in
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layers. 79 for san jose, 79 for santa clara. along the peninsula, 78 in redwood city, a nice day for you san mateo, mid-70s. 68 in san francisco. i don't know about you but the weather just doesn't get much better than this. as we get into wednesday, we nudge the numbers up, it's the second half of the business week and whkd when your temperatures -- when your temperatures soar. 80s around the bay. 60s around the coast. back to the desk. it is eight minutes before 8:00. drivers are crossing the new bay bridge span for the first time this morning. the special ceremony that helped to usher in this new air -- new era. and how the weather is helping get help on the massive fire in yosemite. yoes yeb
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good morning, everything. twoob "mornings on 2." you are taking -- good morning everyone. welcome back to be "mornings on 2." 7:54. new information on the rim fire burning in and around yosemite national park. calfire is reporting the fire is 75% contained you. cooler weather is helping firefighters. neitherly 2636,000 acres have been burned. that's almost 370 square miles. it could still take until september 20th for full containment. 111 buildings have burned including 11 homes. we'll find out today the safety levels for san francisco's drinking water. mayor ed lee and the san francisco public utilities commission will update the
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public how the rim fire is affecting the hetch hetchy water supply. ash water has fallen on the surface of the reservoir. hetch hetchy provides water to 2.6 million customers in the bay area. 7:55. in santa clara county, they are setting a record too kill mosquitoes. the fleet of fogging trucks to scheduled to go to work in milpitas. that will be the 10th time this year they've sprayed. it's not likely to be the last time. experts say the mosquito season will probably run through late october if the weather stays warm. the old record was seven foggings in one year. that was set in 2007. visitors are buzzing about an increase in yellow jackets. vector has been getting an average of 10 calls a day about the wasps. they say a mild winter allowed more queens to survive.
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we're learning more about the plan to eradicate the exploding mice population in the farrah lon islands. officials say it's unlikely fish will eat the pellets. 7:57. we'll have a report from inside a car as it crosses the bridge. >> reporter: we caught the first drivers across the bay bridge. we'll have reaction and show you what traffic looks like this morning. good morning. back after labor day. a lot of people are. we'll show you what the commutes are around the -- commutes around the bay area are looking like. drier air is filling into
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the bay area for your tuesday. mostly sunny skies. mild to warm temperatures. i will have a look at what you can expect for your area -- coming up. unbelievable. shhhhh! in our day, we didn't have u-verse high speed internet. yeah, our babysitter didn't have a million ways to serve mom up on a silver platter. we had to count sheep to fall asleep. and i always worried that i was creating an overcrowded sheep farm.
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-- of the new span of the bridge there. traffic is moving better than it was about an hour ago. we're keeping an eye on traffic as commuters get their first tack on the -- take on the new span this morning. good morning. welcome back. i'm brian flores. >> i'm tori campbell. let's have a quick look at traffic. rosemary's in for steve. it will be a nice day. >> you said it, tori. good-looking forecast for you on this tuesday. good feeling for most of us. we have patchy fog. we've watched it over the east bay. patchy fog reported over the north bay. even santa rosa reporting patchy dense fog. it could be dangerous there as you get out the door this morning. but take a look here right across the bay bridge. you have a nice view if you plan to cross the bridge this morning with patchy fog reported in san francisco and it is hugging the coastline. temperaturewise we're off to a cool start. 50s over parts of the north bay. most of us in the 60s.
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in the afternoon, partly cloudy skies for the coast. low to mid-60s expected. into downtown san francisco. upper 60s expected for you. low 70s for the east bayshore line. as we get inland, temperatures will warm. low to mid-80s. concord, walnut creek and then some of our warmest locations are expected to hit into the upper 80s. all in all, a great-looking forecast. i will have a detailed look at your neighborhood and the warmup in store as we get closer to -- to your weekend. we're looking pretty good. we've seen some improvement at the bay bridge toll plaza. there's been some improvement. i would say a lot of improvement coming up to the
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bridge. it may be that the bridge is more efficient in et -- in getting cars through. it may be we're getting lucky. there is a backup of ten minutes before you make it on the span. most of it is in the middle lanes. let's take a look at the san mateo bridge. that's not a bad drive at all. as a matter of fact, it's looking pretty good across the span. traffic continues to move along pretty well. 580 is backed up from highway 13 and pockets over to the lake shore area. northbound 880 does slow as you drive up to high street and 80 westbound is still slow coming in from emeryville. let's come back to the desk. and finally this morning. finally, tori, drivers are heading across the new span of the bay bridge. >> we have team coverage of this morning's first commute of the span. we begin with pam cook who has been out there since 4:30 this
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morning. it looks like a lot of slow traffic behind you. there definitely is a lot of -- a lot of slow traffic. as sal mentioned, it does seem to be listening up a little bit past the meeterring lights. still bumper to bumper if you are -- while you are heading through the toll plaza. kind of to reiterate, carpool something a good thing. i'm learning that. those people are flying by and the golden gate has international orange. now the bay bridge has bay bridge white. a unique blend of white and the contractors, frank somerville mentioned it last night. the contractors got their inspiration from the white cranes over in oakland. so the chp warning drivers as you take a look at the beautiful white bridge, they are looking for speeders and people who are gonna slow down
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and take pictures. the speed limit once you get past the metering lights is 50 miles an hour. please be safe. the good news, the bridge is open -- did open several hours ahead of schedule. the chp dash the chp reminds everyone it's not only illegal to stop and pull over, you can only do that for an emergency. otherwise, it's illegal. let's check -- let's check in with tara moriarty. >> reporter: some people are asking why the five lanes.
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that's because this was a seismic safety project. take a look. you can see the beautiful shot of the bridges. the sun is coming up here. that being said adding lanes to the eastern span would throw traffic on the western span. after 11 years of construction, this new span is finally open. with the blow torch, the chain was cut mark, the new eastern span opening. traffic was allowed on the bridge at 10:15. the world's largest bridge went way over project and was decades overview. most politicians focus on the fact it became before the next big earthquake. >> i decided to take a chance. they said the bridge might be open. this is the first time crossing
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the bridge. excited. >> really nice because you can, like, walk on it, ride a bike and drive a car. >> reporter: this bridge cost $6-point 4 billion, four times the original estimate. lark leno says -- lark leno says in -- mark leno says in an upcoming hearing they will review that. why. western span is not being replaced? the answer coming up. >> reporter: okay. i'm joined by andrew gordon. good morning. i know you've been working hard and answering a lot of
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questions. a lot of work that's been done. what we are looking at. the chp pointed out as well, a lot of grinding and repaving. >> among the work that was done during the weekend was grinding a path on the bridge from the toll plaza as well as off the bridge. they had to do grinding and paving as well. they brought in 16,000 tons of asphalt to create this new surface. most of the work was done at the toll plaza. plenty of striping. they created open tolling on the far side of the toll plaza. they put in the new drainage system here to make a make sure there's -- to make sure there's no no cooling of that. >> reporter: we video -- we got video of people waving at us. and the.
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>> l.e.d. lighting -- and the l.e.d. lighting. >> the crews have switched out all of the lights. those are more efirnent, they take -- efficient, they take 10, 15 years to burn out. on the original span, they burned out after two, three. they pour washed the outside -- they power washed it outside. >> reporter: what about the challenge of adding the bike path? >> it's easier to add a path to a new bridge as opposed to an existing one. it's not as simple as attaching a bike path to the outside of the bridge. you have to counterbalance it on the other side. you have to take into -- take the extra weight into count. we're happy that the bike and ped pact on the oakland -- and pedestrian path on the oakland side will open up.
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>> reporter: we have been talking about the dismantling about the bridge, pretty expensive $240 million to take it down. and scrap metal will any of auction off any pieces of the old bridge? >> so the $240 million is mart part of the overall budget. it's part of the existing budget. i don't know plans of auctioning. i think there will be some portions that will be saved. that's about a three-year process. they've been studying blueprints so they can take it apart piece by piece in reverse order. >> reporter: it will be close to a year before we see the canty leaver section go down -- cantilever section go down. >> i think you will see that missing. >> reporter: and that will make for a wonderful view.
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>> yes. >> reporter: thank you. >> thank you. >> reporter: right now the other thing fun to see is the actual driving across the bridge. we want to go to alex savidge -- are you still cruising around in the convertible, alex? >> reporter: yeah. we didn't get rid of the convertible. i'm not getting rid of this thing for a long time. this is the way to go across the eastern span of the bay bridge. the top down, an unobstructed view. you can see heavy traffic actually as we're coming up the incline section here obviously heading west into san francisco. there's the tower, the 525-foot tower, the beautiful light tower that looms above you. a beautiful sight. the sun shining down. even though there's fog in the distance. you push off to the right. you can see what people are really enjoying about the bridge.
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obviously have a truck here. as we come past this truck, it's this beautiful wide open steel. as you are coming west up on the bridge as you are coming up, you feel like you are connected out. you have a view connected. you have a nice view of alcatraz coming up here in a little bit. people are really enjoying it. it's a nice smooth ride. a brand-new bridge and everyone is soaking. a lot of people slowing down -- a lot of people slowing down in this spot here. we're going down to about 20 miles an hour. just as you come up to the tower here. and i think this is the spot where a lot of people are kind of -- maybe lets up on the -- letting up on the gas a little bit. the chp does not encourage this. people are letting up on the gas to soak in the view. it is a beautiful view. we went into san francisco. we talked to some of the
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commuters who drove across the eastern span for the first time. one man told me he was simply in awe. >> i stopped the work i was doing on my laptop and looked up. i said this is great. what a big thing for the bay area to have an earthquake proof type bridge. pretty pleased about that. >> one that looks good. >> absolutely. >> beautiful bridge. >> reporter: and as you can see here we're coming up on the tunnel through yerba buena island. that's also somebody you will notice. you come through the tunnel, it's another feature. there's beautiful l.e.d. lights. we'll show you those in a second. we're gone get to those. they also scrubbed the tunnel so it's all nice and shiny and brand new and there you go, the new l.e.d. lights that are very bright.
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it will be a much different feel as you come through the tunnel. be aware of it especially if you are driving at night, the difference between the outside and the inside of the tunnel is quite different. >> the other think we've had noticed, there have been some people -- i've noticed a few drivers, who have the cell phone out, taking a shot of the new eastern span. into the not a good idea. not what the chp recommends. they know the bridge is beautiful but keep your hands on the steering wheel and oury eyes on the road. alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. >> reporter: thank you, alex. technology so great. let's go back to brian and
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tori? >> for the latest sections on the bay bridge, go to ktvu.com on and click on the bay bridge tab. 8:13. coming up a fire breaks out at george lucas's skywalker ranch in marin county. what we've learned about the fire. what president obama is doing this morning as part of his push to convince congress to approve a military attack on syria. it's a busy taos after the labor day weekend. you can see traffic cueing up. it's busy. drier air is moving in the bay area for your tuesday. that will lead to a nice -- lead to a nice day for most of us. ♪ five ♪ $5 ♪ $5 footlong ♪ any any any ♪ five ♪ $5
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good morning. looks like the bay bridge. this is the new view that we're going to get used to. this is a look at the toll plaza westbound -- the bridge westbound and eastbound. you can see it's moving along very nicely. there's about a 20-minute delay at the toll plaza. new this morning, firefighters in marin county are investigating a fire on george lucas's skywalker ranch. the fire started at 4:00 a.m. this morning at a storage facility on lucas valley road. firefighters say it started in an attic and it took about an
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hour to put out the fire. no one was hurt. oakland police are searching for suspects in two shootings. the first shooting happened around 4:00 yesterday afternoon on fruitvale. police say two people were shot. another person was shot about three and a half hours later on 86th avenue and dowling. all of the victims are in stable condition. anyone with information on the shootings should contact oakland police. a danville teenager killed in a car crash will be laid to rest this afternoon. 17-year-old robert orlando was killed august 26th after the car he was riding in slammed into a tree near his home. the crash also injured the 17- year-old driver and 16-year-old passenger. a public service for starts at 3:00 p.m. at the sane joan van ark parish. president obama is trying
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to win approval from congress for a military strike. he's meeting with congressional leaders right now. the president spoke briefly before closing the doors to that meeting. kyla? >> yes. he said he can act without approval but it sends a stronger message if they take action together. we know that nancy pelosi and dianne feinstein are among 16 lawmakers at the white house. president obama said assad's regime must be held accountable for using chemical weapons. the attack two weeks ago killed more than 1400 people. many leaders want answers that any action would be limited and would not end up with boots on the ground. >> send a clear message not only to the assad regime but also to other countries that may be interested in testing some of these international
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norms, that there are con-- consequences. >> reporter: in a shoe hours, there will be more information provided to the saturday night foreign relations committee. assad warned no one knows what might tike place after the first strike but said there could be a rejigal war -- regional war. back to you. >> thank you. former nba star dennis rodman has returned to north korea. this is video from beijing where he boarded a flight. the hall of famer said he was going on another basketball diplomacy tour and to see his friend kim jung un . rodman said he was not going to negotiate the release of kenneth bay, an american serving a 15-year hard labor sentence. time is 8:20.
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sal keeping an eye on things. any major problems out there? >> nothing major. the metering rights have been slowed down. some people say it was long to wait at the metering lights. let's take a look at what we have now. it looks like the toll plaza backup is maybe 10, 15 minutes so it definitely has improved. there have been no major problems there as you drive through. also looking at the commute on interstate 880. that's been slow as you drive up towards the coliseum. we've had a lot of slow traffic this morning driving northbound from the coliseum. up to 23rd. looking at the south bay commute. not a lot of accidents if you are driving on 101, it's still slow just before 280 and then we'll move to the east bay and westbound 80 is still slow coming through emeryville. let's go to rosemary.
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a pretty day in store. along the east bayshore line and along the coast, we have fog and low cloud. most of us waking up with mostly sunny skies and the big difference from what we had yesterday. this is the system that will continue off the coastline for the next few days and bring us to the very -- very mild to warm weather. it's also been the system that's commingled that brought us that very muggy weather over the weekend. even a few scattered showers reported. i have a time lapse of 12 hours if you look really close, this system has shifted just enough, that this has been pushed to the east. it's moving out of the area. the only area that may see a few scattered showers. this continues to be moring to the east. this is the sierra. it includes portions of where the rim fire is burning. we welcome the rain, we don't welcome any thunder and lightning that may come with
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it. meanwhile, temperatures are re- - are beginning to rebound. plenty of sunshine in most places it will feel good as you get outside. 84 for the afternoon. 73 in oakland. 78 for redwood city. from what you can see on the map, we have plget weather in store for the -- pleasant weather in store for you. temperatures will edge up just a touch tomorrow and then we begin a warmer half. into the weekend, it will be a scorcher for the inland cities. mid- to upper 90s in the forecast for saturday. and perhaps a good week to head to the coast. temperatures remain -- temperatures will be in the upper 60s for areas like pacifica and half moon bay. back to the desk. cyclists are celebrating a new bike path. a new opening planned for today and what the chp wants riders to know. what california state university students can do this
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fall that they've never been able to do before and how it can help them graduate on time. ♪
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along the syrian army and not along the side of the rebels. for the first time ever, california state university is offering students the option of taking online classes. the csu system is offering 33 online courses. full-time students enrolled at any campus have access to online courses. the idea is who help students complete course work. initially, students are only allowed to enroll in one online course per semester. well, it's an risk day for the bay area -- it's an historic day for the bay area. >> reporter: we're less than four hours a day from being able to bike and walk on the bay bridge. traffic is moving along pretty well on all of the other
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bay bridge bridges. there's a little bit of fog right now, especially on the golden gate bridge. outside of that patchy fog, we have mostly clear skies in store and drier weather for your tuesday. i will have a look at the numbers expected in your area -- coming up. ♪
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♪ turn around ♪ every now and then i get a little bit tired ♪ ♪ of living off the taste of the air ♪ ♪ turn around, barry ♪ i finally found the right snack ♪ ♪ with our new, improved peanut butter chewy bars. you are looking at the new eastern span of the bay bridge. we'll have team coverage all morning long. good morning, everything. i'm brian floor -- i'm brian flores. let's check in with rosemary who is in for steve.
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>> yes, good morning to you and good morning to all of you. sunny and dry today. we've off to a clearer start. the onshore breeze will be with us throughout the afternoon. the temperatures low 60s. os -- 70s around the bay. 80s inland. it will be a fabulous day. getting outside this morning we're dealing with patchy fog, seeing it along the coastline, just inside the east bay. santa rosa had visibility down about a quarter mile. mostly sunny right now in santa rosa. i think the patchy fog has dissipated but i want to leave it in there for at least the half-hour. low 50s and 60s. a few inland areas right around antioch, brentwood. by the lunch hour, mostly sunny skies. low 60s at the coast, 70s at the bay. mid upper 70s inland. it will be a fabulous day to have lunch outdoors. mid- to upper 80s for the
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warmest locations. here's a sneak speak of what you can expect -- when i come back i will have a big heatup to talk about. good morning, sal. >> good morning. we're looking at traffic. there's little bit more room. it's about a ten-minute delay. nothing big trying to get on the upper deck of the bay bridge. i said upper deck -- now it's one deck now on the eastern span. san francisco traffic 101 is backed up all the way into the downtown area. we're looking at oakland as well. northbound 80 and westbound 580 are slow trying to get into that part of oakland near the lake. if you are driving in san jose, northbound 280 and 101 are slow. let's show you a picture of
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northbound 208 at the interchange. it's very slow. it's been over two decades and over $6 billion in the making. but this morning, drivers are finally making their way over the eastern span of the bay bridge. >> finally. >> finally. >> we have team coverage starting with pam cook. pam, how is it going out there? >> reporter: it's great. it's definitely getting breezy out there. just enjoying the moment for the opening. hold on one second. [audio difficulties] >> it looks like -- >> reporter: can you hear me okay? >> yeah, you sound great now, pam. uh-huh. >> reporter: all right. so anyway, it's very exciting toob out there. the drivers are excited.
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they are out there waving and honking. bumper to bumper behind me from the toll plaza to the metering lights. it's moving along but it's normal for what we expect from this time of day. the bridge opened ahead of schedule. that was great news that was great news after 10:00 last night. many drivers waiting to be the first to cross the bay bridge taking the view. we laughed out here a little bit when sal said the upper deck. it's one big wide beautiful deck in both directions with just a great view of the bay. it will be such a welcoming view for people heading over to oakland, especially when the cantilever section goes down. we want to let you know, enjoy the view. we are bringing you live reports from inside and around the bay bridge. what has really been fun is riding along with alex savidge who is cruising around in a convertible and live giving --
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and giving us a live look. >> reporter: cruising in a convertible, this is the only way to go. the view is just fantastic here. you just look up and you get to take in the whole bridge. let me show you the view. you can see where we are. we just began coming up the incline section and things are a bit sluggish here. you can see the traffic moving slow. we're going 15, 20 miles an hour, you can see what people are talking about here. it's such a wide open feel, unobstructed view. you have the bay laid out in front of you. you feel so close to the water here. the bridge, obviously lower than the old upper deck we used to drive on. now it's all upper deck. the view is fantastic. drivers taking it slower than they should this morning. but i also think there's a lot
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of people who want to be part of this historic first morning commute across the new eastern span of the bay bridge. we've seen things very crowded. they sort of back up a little bit as we approach that big, beautiful tower, the self- anchored suspension tower. 525 feet up in the air and everyone as they come upon the tower shows down a little bit to take it in. it's an awe-inspiring view. we've seen a back up at the toll plaza. so i think a lot of people want to be part of history. they want to drive across this bridge during the first morning commute today. we caught up with some of the people who took this ride for the first time in san francisco and they told us it was just a beautiful ride. >> i've been across the old bridge for like 30 years. it was flat and open and felt more like a causeway than a bridge. clean and pretty otherwise.
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>> reporter: give us alcatraz. alcatraz. >> what? >> reporter: we'll bring you back out here live. we're heading west across the new bay bridge this morning. $6.4billion and what a beautiful bridge it is. obviously, everyone -- i think is -- this is maybe one of the most pleasant morning commutes a lot of people have had in quite a long time. i talked to a bay bridge toll taker working overnight. and he said people coming up were more than happy to hand over their money last night to drive across the new bay bridge. people very excited about it. look over here to the left-hand side. let me show you this gentleman here. we're seeing a lot of this. good morning, sir. people, they want to capture this. this is history. what these folks are doing. that's the right way to do it. if you are a passenger in the car, snap those pictures. don't do it as a driver. that's the warning from the
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chp. they know a lot of people will be disstrablthded by the -- distracted by the beauty of the bay bridge. don't be distracted and try to get any photos on the side here of the new eastern span. we're live with traffic moving along fairly well. we'll keep driving it and bringing you updates. for now, alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. >> reporter: so fun to ride along with alex in the convertible this morning. one of our tweeters letting me know cyclists are very excited. they are getting read where janine de la vega is this morning, the start of the bike path and the pedestrian path. >> reporter: yeah, pam, you can see the 580 and the maze. this is the entrance to the new
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pathway that takes you across the bay bridge. we've seen several cyclists coming through. they are we're getting stopped by police. let's go to an aerial view from chopper 2 that we took that shows the new walkway. at noon a portion will be open and pedestrians and cyclists will be able to travel to the bridge tower. there will be one lane. skateboards and skates are not permitted. the chp will be out on bikes doing enforcement. some people came out as early as fok. people are hoping to ride the paths. cyclists say they can't wait. >> i imagine it will be windy. i think it will be some incredible views. i'm curious to see what the bay looks like from that perspective and just to be able to ride anywhere in the wear and -- bay area and there's no
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stoplight or stop sign. >> reporter: the pathway stops near the bridge tower because a piece of the old bridge connects the pass connecting to yerba buena island. once that is connected, it extend from oakland to yerba buena island. that will be completed in 2015. this is named after allen zuckerberg. the path won't officially open to the public until noon. reporting live from emeryville, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. back to you. >> reporter: that's a very nice honor for hill. yes. we're out here live at the bay bridge toll plaza as drivers get ready to make their first
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drive across the new eastern span. as we heard from the bay bridge spokesperson. it's bay bridge white. the golden gate has international orange. now we have bay bridge white. enjoy the sites and drive safely. back to the studio. >> thank you. go and enjoy the bridge yourself. >> exactly. 20 minutes before 9:00. the man at the center of a doing scandal speaks out. the message that victor conte has for professional athletes. >> reporter: hear from one of the drivers who first crossed the bay bridge. >> bridge. and 280 northbound traffic getting up inspect valley will be -- up into the valley will be closer than unusual. we'll clear way to mostly sunny skies today. we have a mild to warm day in the forecast. we'll have a look at the temperatures coming up.
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stock markets started september with a rally as worries of an imminent u.s. attack on syria faded. microsoft struck a $7 billion deal to acquire noek kia's cell
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phone business. nokia's stock is up. microsoft's stock is down. 8:44. wells fargo says it's seen a 40% increase in its home equity lending and many are using that money for recreational uses including boats, sports cars. home equity lineses are proving more popular than refinancing because borrowers can use the money when they want and are easy to get if the home's value has increased. sal, it's been looking pretty good out there. we haven't -- one of the things we haven't seen this morning. we haven't seen a crash or a stalled vehicle on the bridge and -- not that i'm hoping for. when it does happen, we'll see how the chp and caltrans handles it. they are ready for it.
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westbound. there's a shoulder on the bridge. the toll plaza delay is only 5 to 10 minutes. it's not to the 880 overcrossing for most people now. it's pretty crowded. we've seen some improvement. getting into the valley has been slow. it's been slow in the last half- hour from 45 minutes from all of the approaches. southbound 280 in the south bay at saratoga avenue. we do have a -- we have a crash. northbound traffic may be affected. at 8:46. let's go to rosemary. the muggy weather moving on. we're left with mostly clear skies. we have a bit of patchy fog over san francisco. along the east bayshore line, we started off with fog. mostly sunny. i have a 24-hour time lapse on this satellite and radar. yesterday, it was muggy. some experienced a scatter.
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you see the moisture. it slides across monterey and livermore and into the sacramento valley and into the sierra. it's right there. started up around 2:00, 3:00. it lasted until about 11:00. livermore reported rain of about 1/100ths. livermore received an accumulation. most of us, it was gray and muggy. this system has pushed a little bit to the east and has pushed that subtropical moisture out of the bay area. it remains over the sierra. the rim fire may pick up a few scattered showers. the rain would definitely be good for the rim fire. here at home, we've got patchy fog along the east bayshore line. it will burn away and will be partly cloudy for the coast. temperatures are going to feel pretty good for the afternoon. the onshore breeze will be with us as well because the trough remains off the coastline. that continues the onshore breeze for the afternoon and temperatures feeling quite
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nice. 60 degrees in san francisco. low 60s for concord. upper 50s in napa. 54 santa rosa. santa rosa has been trailing behind the entire morning. 81 in novato for the second half of the day. 74 in richmond. low 7 for oakland -- low 70s for oakland. the santa clara valley, it's a good day for you. 79 santa clara. for sunnyvale. it will be a beautiful one in palo alto, 79. mid-70s in san mateo. 68 in san francisco. mid- to upper 60s along the coast. the extended forecast. temperatures quite pleasant today, tomorrow, but notice as we get into the second half of the business week and into the weekend, do you like the summertime heat? it's coming back. upper 70s to low 80s around the bay and a nice weekend ahead to the beach with upper 60s to low
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70s in the forecast there. back to the desk. 8:48. let's get you updated on some of the top stories we're following root now. right now drivers are riding cries the bay bridge for the first time. yesterday, gavin newsom helped celebrate during a chain- cutting ceremony. he says the breaking of the chain symbolizes the beginning of the new era. >> it's gorgeous. it's a little disconcerting. you can see everything. >> i love it. it's beautiful. they did a great job. it profiles beautifully. >> rave reviews. ktvu's tara moriarty has been talking to drivers this morning as well. she continues our team coverage and has a great view as well live from yerba buena island. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, brian. i received an e-mail from a viewer named john and he wanted to know why the western span was not done as well. the answer to that is that
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engineers actually looked at the western span and deep sided it was seismically safe. they did a couple of updates by 2004. as you take a look behind me, you can see the old and new bridge on the eastern side. i'm sure tax payers appreciate we didn't -- [inaudible] [ cheers ] >> reporter: with that blowtorch, gavin newsom cut the chain marking the opening. hours later, traffic was allowed on the bridge at 10:15 last night. the world's largest self- anchored bridge went way overbudget and was decades overview. most focused on the fact that it came before the earthquake. >> it's a nice thing to look back at that footage and see how special that was back then.
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i feel the same way about this structure and this is my lifetime. >> reporter: he's talking about old footage he had seen of the old bay bridge. this bridge was replaced because the section of the eastern span collapsed during the 1989 loma prieta earthquake. it cost 6.5 billion four times than the original estimate. mark leno says the senate will review how it happened and how it can be prevented in the future. for now most drivers are focusing on the positive. the fact that after 11 years of construction it's finally done. designwise it's pretty impressive to drive through. i'm tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. nine minutes before 9:00. this morning, the mayor of san bruno will give an update on the recovery efforts from the deadly pg&e pipeline disaster three years ago. next monday is the third anniversary of the explosion that killed eight people injured 60 others and destroyed 38 homes.
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this morning san bruno's mayor will give a progress report on the rebuilding efforts and also talk about the need to change the way public utilities are regular lated so what happened in san bruno never happens again. the city of san francisco is considering a plan to close marks bean between midnight and 5:00 -- between midnight and 5:00 a.m. this would keep home les people from living -- homeless people from living in parks and would reduce crime. this would have a big effect on golden gate park. well, no question, it's a day many bay area commuters will never forget. we'll wrap up coverage of this first morning commute for the bay bridge. [ trina ] i'm a student at devry university.
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a man who served prison time for his role in performance-enhancing drugs with athletes, the san jose news reports that he's calling on sports organizations to do more to stop the use of performance-enhancing drugs. he served four months in prison after pleading guilty after helping marion jones taking performance-enhancing drugs. a pom pew lar san francisco
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-- popular restaurant has shut down after reports of e. coli last night. at least nine of them got sick after beating at burma superstar in the richmond district. the cause of the outbreak is still unknown. but health officials say no new cases have been reported and there's no ongoing health risk. a novato man has filed a lawsuit against the blueman group. stan michaelman says he was injured by a blue ball that flew into the audience two years ago during a show in san francisco. the show was at the golden gate theater off market street. michaelman is suing the theater's owner. so far the group has not responded to the lawsuit into it's ticket tuesday. today one viewer will win a pair of tickets to see the new circdue circdid you sue lay at
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at&t. to enter -- cirque du soleil at the at&t park. it's been a harmonious feeling at the bay bridge. everyone is excited with the eastern span. >> i could rip out my guitar and play some -- something for you. let's show you that traffic in the south bay is still slow. it's betting better -- getting better. moving along and taking a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. that's about a ten-minute delay. it's improved quite a bit. a lot of people are on the approach here between 6:00 and 7:00. we have to take a look at what's the new normal, the span of the bridge, the traffic as you can see, westbound and eastbound is moving along very nicely. let's go to rosemary. patchy fog in areas around oakland and san francisco.
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across the bay bridge. today, tomorrow, pleasant weather in the forecast and then we'll heat it up as we get into the weekend. >> thank you. that's our report for this morning. thanks for making ktvu your choice for news. >> be sure to watch the news at noon for more on the big day that we've been covering since 4:30. the new bay bridge finally open for business. enjoy the nice view. thank you for joining us.
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