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a red flag warning has been issued through 11:00 this morning. >> the elevated fire danger is forcing the closure of popular hiking areas across the bay area. those include crystal springs reservoir. mount tam will reopen once the red flag warning is lifted. >> we expect to hear from cal fire with the update of the size of the rocky fire. the 70,000-acre fire is 45% contained. governor brown says he's trying to find aid for those that lost their homes in that fire. more than 100 buildings have been destroyed or damaged including 43 homes. >> all right. so at 5:30 let's head on over to steve paulson. we have changes throughout the day and more changes on the way. the weekend looks pretty good. more changes only a different source. today we still have our system that is moving inland. but still the system give it
credit. it came in as advertised. so that red flag warning again dry lightning possible but our system is moving inland. you can see taking a lot of its moisture. a little bit out to the valley here. low and high clouds. the low is moving just to the south of us. as it does it will fire up thunderstorms. 50s and 60s on the temps. a little bit cooler. a little bit of a breeze. very still and humid but we have a big fog bank out there. cloudy morning and afternoon sun cooler. there could be light rains here. 80s through the interior. 70s around the bay. all right sal what do you have for us? i hope nothing. >> yeah right now we don't have anything. i hope it stays quiet. you are right.
you and i are hoping for the quiet commute and so far our wishes have come true. let's go outside and take a look at the east shore freeway. it is a nice looking drive. that drive time is 17 minutes. not bad. it's about as low as it gets. average speed is just about the speed limit there. and if you are driving to the toll plaza, it is light. there are no major problems there as you drive through. we're also looking at marin county between novato and san rafael. hoping for friday light there. no trouble on the richmond san rafael bridge. at 4:32 let's go back to the desk. assistant district attorney in alameda county is on administrative leave after a reputed san francisco gang leader accused her of laundering campaign donations. attorneys for raymond shrimp boy chow accused sharmin bock being part of a corrupt
political elite. >> shrimp boy chow faces 140 years in prison. his attorney will do and say anything to misdirect attention. >> chow is in jail facing charges of heading a gang in china town. former senator leland yee has pleaded guilty. a man that shot video of a police officer pulling a gun on him is planning to sue the city. mccomb says he was attaching his boat to his trailer when the officer got out of his patrol car and pulled out his gun. he can be heard saying he didn't do anything wrong. his lawyer says the officer abused his power. city leaders say they are aware of the video and plan to conduct two investigations. >> we are familiar with the video. we have seen it. we are concerned about what we
have seen and where we are taking the -- look real closely at this review. that will include a review of the intersections on the video as well as our policies and procedures. >> the officer involved is on vacation which city leaders say was planned before this incident. two santa rosa men were arrested on charges of committing half a dozen armed robberies in sonoma county. 20-year-old nathan low and dillon burr were taken into custody. burr is also suspected in an armed robbery at a check cashing store and an attempted armed robbery in a bank parking lot. evidence related to the robberies was found at the suspects homes. santa clara county sheriffs deputies say they made a marijuana bust worth more than $1.6 million. they call it a sophisticated grow operation which included under ground irrigation on
seven acres. concerned neighbors tipped off deputies who did find 830 plants. >> just seeing the fed excontainers. the fedex containers. the large amount of cash. it's not for medical or personal use. >> five people were arrested and face charges of cultivation and possession of marijuana for sale. a man was killed when he was hit by a landing plane. it happened about 10:30 yesterday morning. police say the the pilot did not see the man on the mower and hit him after he touched down. the pilot and a passenger on the plane suffered minor injuries. police have not released the man that was killed but say he was 75 years old. three uber drivers are hoping to file a class action lawsuit against the cane and say they want to be considered employees instead of contractors. yesterday the attorney for the three drivers asked a federal judge to allow the lawsuit
saying it could help tens of thousands of drivers. he says everyone would be eligible for health retirements and the right to form unions. >> uber will continue to succeed and thrive no matter how this case comes forward. >> other uber drivers say they are not interested in becoming employees. a decision could take a few weeks and both sides will have the chance to appeal. changes under way to san francisco's market street to make it more safe. city crews have started installing new signs on the busy street. warning drivers not to turn on to market between third and eighth. it's part of the safety plan called vision zero. commercial vehicles, buses, and bikes will still be allowed to make the the turn. the ride sharing services like uber and lift won't preponderate signs will be unvailed on monday. a new study says millions of americans have admitted to
driving drunk. the studies by disease control shows 4.2 million people admitted to drunk driving at least once in the past month. that is close to 2% of american adults. study also says that men between the ages of 21 and 34 make up one-third of drunk drivers. charges are expected to be filed today for a man charged of starting 30 fires. james william wilson is being held on $1 million bail. investigators say back in april they have been beginning to see a pattern of grass fires in the bay point area. by late spring the pattern of fire activity was seen in other areas of the county along highway 4 and 24 and marsh creek road. the district attorney's office tells us wilson will likely be arraigned on monday. opponents are launching a state initiative to bainin any
sex bathrooms. economists are predicting a solid jobs report when it comes out in 50 minutes from now. economists think that companies added 225,000 jobs last month. that the unemployment rate will remain unchanged at 5.3% which is a seven-year low. we will report the jobs report in the next hour. continued turf problems at levi stadium are forcing the 49ers to cancel a big public workout this sunday. they planned to practice more at levi stadium but the train is working out at its training facilities next door. 20,000 49ers fans had won a drawing to attend the practice. they took control of a
tesla car. they took control of the vehicle while the driver was behind the wheel. they exploited vulnerabilities inside the hardware and software that allowed them to shut down the car by remote control. tesla says it's already sending out a patch to fix the problem. a security expert we spoke with says -- >> the hacker was actually able to take control of a friends jeep. all of it was consensual and drive it off into a ditch. these threats are very interesting because they are very futuristic. we thought these were threats are only happened in science fiction. they are becoming more prominent and real. >> tesla's stock dropped 8% yesterday but that wasn't because of the hack. analysts say it was arracks to an announcement that they are cutting its outlook for vehicle delivers. they already patrol the
street but one san francisco police officer got a new assignment. the new focus on social media. >> if it weren't for me, you wouldn't even be talking about illegal immigration. >> and fire works fly at the first republican presidentialty bate. up next we'll have is a live report from cleveland. >> good morning. we are looking at a commute where traffic is doing very well right now. highway 4 looks good coming up to concord. >> mother nature put on quite a show last night with lightning. the red flag warning will expire at 5:00 a.m. instead of 11:00 a.m.. female announcer: you're on the right track to save big
the high ranking democrat made the announcement last night. schumer says he doesn't think iran will change under the agreement. schumer's opposition is a blow to president obama who needs 34 democratic senators to sustain the veto. shammer is expected to become the next democratic leader in the senate. it is friday. we want to go to sal to see if
that friday light traffic is behaving properly. >> you know it is. as a matter of fact, claudine and brian we have a decent commute. if you will leave the house soon, i think you will like what you see on the roads. let's start off by looking at the east bay. highway 24 lafayette not a bad drive between walnut creek and oakland through the tunnel. also at the bay bridge toll plaza it looks good golden state bridge toll plaza is moving well all throughout the marin. we mention that bay bridge toll plaza and i can show it to you. traffic is light. so please go out. don't speed but know things are doing pretty well for this morning's commute. now let's go to steve in the weather center. >> thank you, sal. happy friday. >> same to you. last night as promised it was mainly south bay, peninsula pretty good lightning show. if you take a picture and there was a lot there. just tell me where it was from. the red flag warning will end
at 5:00 a.m. and rightfully so. it's pushing off pretty fast to the south and east. system is giving us a lot of low and high and mid level clouds so it's a mostly cloudy morning here. the rain is focused out toward stockton and sacramento and a few areas to the north but good cloud cover. a little bit cooler. higher humidity for the firefighters. i doubt they get any rain out of there. there is the rain line. stockton is south. all of that is pushing east as the low pushes east. give us credit. 50s and 60s. it will be a little cooler today as we have more of a breeze kicking in. oakland out of the west. concord out of the west. same for napa. our low is on the way out of the picture and high pressure will settle in but next week instead of looking to the south we may have to look to the north as a low drops down. but i'm getting way ahead of myself. today though a cloudy morning.
maybe some light rain not a big deal. afternoon sun it will be cooler. a little breezy at times. temperatures 80s on the temps. 60s and 70s for others. coming way down from those humid conditions that we had and then we will see a little bit warmer weather on the weekend and cooling trend starts for the next week. now to claudine. there were fire works last night as expected at the first gop presidential debate in ohio. all told a huge field of 17 candidates took part in front of a very large crowd. doug is joining us with a look at the highlights and it was certainly an interesting night. >> reporter: claudine, good morning, it was. things did get a little rocket at this debate. it was not for the faint of heart. >> listen senator, when you are sitting in a subcommittee blowing hot air about this, you can say things like that. >> it didn't take much to get these guys going. >> i don't trust president obama with our records.
i know you gave him a big hug. if you want to give him a big hug again, go right ahead. >> reporter: that over a question about government phone record searches. as expected donald trump made some ways. especially when all of the candidates were asked if they would pledge to support whoever the gop nominates. >> raise your hand if you won't make that pledge tonight. >> reporter: trump leaving the door open to run as an independent. >> if it weren't for me, you wouldn't even be talking about illegal immigration. >> it seems like this election has been a whole lot about a person who is very high in the polls, but doesn't have a clue about how to govern. a person who has been filled with scandals and who could not lead. and of course i'm talking about
hillary clinton. >> reporter: and all of this came after a somewhat lower key debate hours earlier featuring the seven gop candidates that didn't make the former polling cut off. to much of the surprise most of the criticisms has been directed at democrats. >> the democrats can't even find one. >> reporter: and as we come back out live here. you can see governor mike huckabee about to walk by us here. he has been doing a series of interviews here and this is the next stage getting your spin out here. carly fiorina was out here as well. the next debate is more than a month away. back to you guys. >> it seems like they all scored some points here and there depending on the topic. depending on tone. how many different ways you wanted to judge the debate. did they seem pretty happy? >> yeah. listen, there is a lot of
bravado on this. there is a lot from the different campaigns saying our candidate won. you can see how those numbers have really shifted. >> reporter: i have seen some interesting numbers on how they increase their tweeter followers because of it. doug thank you so much for that report from ohio. while presidential candidates took jabs at hillary clinton, she took a few shots at the gop after attending the san francisco fundraiser. she appeared at a round table with home health care workers in los angeles. she never mentioned anyone by name but she said she is frequently quote in disbelief over what she has from presidential hopefuls. and she also went on social media last night. there was a lot of discussion about planned parenthood. so it was going back and forth
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♪ >> 'my goodness he hope he plays that this sunday. elton john benny and the jets. elton is playing on sunday at outside lands and i really want to see this one. if there is a special song you want to hear, send it to us. we are playing your request every friday morning. the theme is outside lands. although you don't have to request a song from the lineup. just a song that talks about san francisco, outside would be
nice. tvu. [ laughter ] all right, thanks, sal. time is 4:53. bill cosby has been ordered by a judge to give am sworn deposition in a case of alleged sexual abuse 40 years ago. she claims she was 158 years old when cosby supplied her with alcohol and sexually salted her at the -- sexually assaulted her at the playboy mansion. she is one of 40 women who accused cosby of sexual misconduct even though he has never been charged. cvs announced it will no longer cover two dozen drugs. the drugs will still be sold at cvs pharmacy stores but customers who carry insurance with care mark will no longer receive coverage for them.
the medicines it is dropping has -- the change takes effect on january 1st. apple says more than 11 million people have signed up for a trial of its new music streaming service. a music launched on june 30th. it is free for 30 days after that they can pay $10 a month. popular music streaming service like spotify has more than 20 million paying subscribers. there are plenty of things to do around the bay area this weekend. here is mike mibach with a look. >> reporter: back to school will be here as you know it as august is in full swing. this is your weekend watch. right out of the gate we turn up the music. outside lands music festival returns to golden gate park. expect tens of thousands of people taking in dozens of great bands. the event is sold out. also in the city how about some improve? the longest running improvised
schooling theater kicks off its improv. tickets are $17 for general admission. and south bay jazz fest. downtown san jose. 13 stages. jazz, latin, blues. tickets start at $20. i can't say i have ever camped out at a zoo before but if you want to, this weekend you can. the oakland zoo is hosting its family sun down city fairy. this includes dinner, guided tours, story telling and much more. grab your tent and sleeping bag. $75 for zoo members. $85 for those that are not. the 16th annual laurel street fair. the american iron car show is is sunday 10:00 to 3:00 in downtown pleasant hill. how about a little pro tennis?
bank of the west classic wraps up. the giants are on the road. the a's are at home. i'm mike mibach and that is your weekend watch. if you weren't excited about the weekend, you should be excited about the weekend now. a sign the worse of the rocky fire may be over but a big threat still looms. >> and some of the bay area's popular hiking trails still off limits. female announcer: you're on the right track to save big during sleep train's triple choice sale. for a limited time, you can choose up to 48 months interest-free financing on a huge selection of tempur-pedic models. or choose to save hundreds on simmons beautyrest mattress sets. you can even choose $300 in free gifts with sleep train's most popular stearns & foster mattresses. the triple choice sale ends soon at sleep train. ♪ sleep train
we are live in san jose just one of the many places where the sky it will up last night. we'll show you the spectacular light show that kept many people up. >> and fire works fly at last night's republican presidential debate. we'll have the highlights. welcome back to mornings on 2 it is friday, august 7th. i know it looks dark and then boom. i'm claudine wong in for pam
cook. >> i'm dave clark. this spectacular light show all over the bay area skies over night. steve has been talking this morning. it's unusual to see thunderstorms this time of the year. >> yes. and we had a lot of lightning. janine de la vega is live for us in san jose with a look at some of the damage caused by one strike. good morning, janine. >> reporter: good morning, claudine. we are here on taylor and elm street in san jose. pg&e crews here behind me. benign that is a tree where lightning struck it and blew the top off of it. it is so dark you can't see it. we assumed the pg&e crews were here because the power is out to at least eight houses here. this crew was called out. they weren't able to tell me if it was due to the lightning and we're trying to figure out if that is the case and we'll let you know in the next hour or so. there was qu