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♪ i'm terry mcsweeney live in san jose. could it be, could it be that firefighters have come up with a plan that could reopen a fire station and save 49 firefighters' jobs? well, we'll take a look in a live report. >> plus a san ramon man is accused of drunk driving following several crashes in danville. >> and lindsay lohan is out of jail but her sentence isn't over yet. where she is now. >> a live look from mount tam on the bay. covered in fog once again and misty this morning. we'll talk about how this translates into a cool start for your august. >> good morning. metering lights are not on yet but we are seeing delays at the bridge toll plaza. we'll have a complete traffic report coming up. >> good monday morning, everyone. it's monday, isn't it?
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>> sure is! >> almost 6:01. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. san jose officials don't seem optimistic that a proposal by firefighters will make a big dent, not enough for the city to rehire firefighters laid off last week. terry mcsweeney is live at the just closed station with details. terry? >> this plan is being touted as something that allow for the reopening of station 33 which you can see is closeds. a cording to firefighters this new plan to lead to the rehiring of the 49 firefighters laid off last week. not true say city officials. firefighters called a news conference yesterday. that's something else that did not go over very well with anybody involved in the negotiations on the city side. union members say they are offering in addition to cutting pay 5.5%, they're offering a number of things such as a
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change in the way the retirement system works for new hires. they say that they can reduce the amount of money the city puts in by increasing the pay from firefighters. the firefighters point out we're all talking about money and money and money but what's really going on here is safety's at stake. >> if there was a fire in that community right across the street today where they would have yesterday enjoyed' response time of two to three minutes, you'll see 7 to 8 minutes in my estimation. >> the city's already throwing cold water on the firefighters' proposal saying number one it's not all that new. and, number two, it provides $4 million in savings. firefighters say it provides more than $5 million in savings and the city comes back with you need $10 million in savings and that's the bottom line. too little too late. and they're wondering why the offer was made at a news conference yesterday instead of at the negotiating table. so a lot of problems with it but there's a wildcard here. a brand new fire chief starts on
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the job today. we're gonna hear something that he may be able to bring to the table that hasn't been brought there yet. that's coming up in half an hour on morning news. live in san jose, abc morning news. >> 6:03. caregivers at two oakland nursing homes began a five-day strike this morning. certified nurse assistants and other healthcare workers at piedmont gardens and grand lake gardens. workers have been bargaining for a new contract since february. they say one of the issues is sick leave. their strike started about an hour ago. at the plan to hold a rally at 10:00 this morning it eye judge is expected to issue a ruling in the labor dispute between a. c. transit drivers or a. c. transit and its drivers. the driver's union wants the judge to invalidate a contract that a. c. transit imposed on drivers two weeks ago. the agency says an estimated 200 drivers failed to show up for work each day forcing bus
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cancellations and delays. the union blames the absences or schedule changes which caused on fusion and hardship for the drivers. a. c. transit says if it just overturns the contract, it will have to lay off drivers and maybe eliminate weekend service. so many san francisco officials will review giving muni operates a pay raise despite the deficit that led to service cuts. 2200 workers stand to get a pay hike that will average 6% to nearly $30 an hour. it will cost the agency $8 million. the city charter effectively says muni operators must see the second highest trans workers in the country. a reform mission the november ballot aims to remove that requirement. muni operators were the only union that didn't make any concessions this year as the city faced a half million dollar deficit. >> a suspect, 23-year-old
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cherhults. his red truck struck a bicyclist, pedestrian, light pole and two vehicles before witnesses stopped the truck in a residential neighborhood. one neighbor described what she saw. >> he stopped. the man ran up and said, you know, get out of the car. what's the matter with you? you're hurting people. and the kid just totally out of it. >> the suspect was booked on multiple dui and hit and run charges. he was also driving without a license. everyone involved in the crashes has been treated and is expected to be okay. >> 6:05. a 17-year-old girl due in court to face murder charges in a double shooting. she's being charged as an adult with two counts of murder and one count of armed robbery. the girl and a 21-year-old accomplice is also in jail, ordered these two 18-year-old
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hayward men to lie down in the street during a robbery on mother's day and pull the trigger and shot the unarmed victim. in north richmond police looking for suspects in a shooting that injured three teenagers. multiple shots were fired yesterday around 4:30. a 14-year-old girl hit on market eve near third street. none of the injuries were life threatening. >> we should know by the ends of this week if oakland mayor ron dell lumps will run. the chronicle reports critics see that long silence on a possible re-election campaign is the sign to most ardent supporters they should move on. six other candidates have declared their intention to run but if the 74-year-old declares
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his bid, some say he will be considered a long shot. >> we don't have to wait until the ends of the week to experience below than normal temperatures. >> there's a bay bridge out there someplace. >> probably wet with mist this morning. good morning. temperatures on the cool side thanks to the cloud cover and the mist falling. low to mid-50s north bay valleys. mid to upper 50s arounds the bay. mid-50 the east bay valley. the hills arounds los gatos, about 64. mainly cloudy conditions arounds the bay. lesser extent the south bay and east bay valleys. this will be the case at 8:00. drizzle starts in also. noon though we'll see clouds along the coast into san francisco and to a lesser extent oakland. upper 50s to low 60s there. upper 60s to low 70s arounds the bay. low to mid-70s south bay and north bay valleys. by 4:00, the east bay valleys low to mid-80s.
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low 70s arounds the bay. mid-70s the north bay. upper 50s along the coast and 62 downtown san francisco. here's your accu-weather seven-day forecast. it actually gets even cooler by about 6 to 8 degrees when the temperatures bottom wednesday. we'll gain that back and then some. temperatures should be pretty close to average from friday, saturday and into sunday. good morning, megan. you have a new crash? >> a new injury crash in sr. involving a big rig and a van. northbound 101 at the 80 split. this was blocking the three left lanes but got word they've been able to divert the crash to northbound 101 at 9th street. north bay commuters, let's go outside for a live look at the ride in san rafael. here's a live look at 101 heading southbound and the drive time from 37 to 580. a light 9 minutes. once you reach the golden gate bridge you'll find a beautiful ride making your way into san francisco from sausalito. eric, kristen? >> megan, thank you very much.
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coming up on 6:09. >> we have the morning's must-reads. how americans are spending time online and what we're doing less of. >> plus lindsay lohan is released from jail early this morning. what's next for the troubled actress. >> the top secret wedding of chelsea clinton cacacacacacacaca
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good morning, everyone. abc 7 morning news. we told you about the bay bridge and the low clouds that may be hiding the pitch to the towers there. you see an example of it. this forecast, this weather looks familiar to you that we've been having the past what, four months like this? we'll tell you more in a few minutes. a top u.c. berkeley athlete was on the plane that crashed in pakistan last tuesday.
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19-year-old misha dowwood was on her way to attend the national women's football championship. she was on the flight trying to catch up with the team after missing a few games because of school and family. over the weekend crews recovered the flight data recorder from the mountainous region where all 152 people died. the flight was instructed to take an alternative approach but apparently veered off course. officials believe bad weather may have contributed to the crash. >> in los angeles, a jury questioning begins today in a drug trial of anna nicole smith. most know something about the former playboy model's life and death. they hope to have a jury seated in two days with open statements scheduled for wednesday. the boyfriend, howard stern and two of her doctors have completed not guilty to
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providing her with opiates and intenttives. actress lindsay lohan is not exactly a free woman. she walked out of a suburban los angeles jail after severaling two weeks of a 90-day sentence for violating a drug probation. no one managed to snap a shot of her. she went straight to a rehab facility for' three-month treatment. she had to put several movies on hold including her role in the movie about porn star linda love lace. >> not a jailbird but not a free bird either. rock and roll fans, thank you, thank you! it's a song reference. old-timers. 6:14 now. four months and still going strong. >> april, may, june, july, all below average temperatures. >> i was going to say the sun will come out tomorrow. >> exactly. if you wanted to around the bay
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you have to climb up top mount tam which is what you'd see withsy awe-inspiring. take you a while to get up to that 2600 foot level to see it. talk about temperatures around the deck of clouds. running in the low 50s north bay valleys. mid to upper 50s around bay. monterey bay and inland low to mid-50s with cloud cover. all right. sunny around the bay this afternoon. clouds haven't quite made it into the east bay valleys. and it's still partly around san jose. clouds come back tonight but the drizzle less likely than this morning where we're finding along the coast and higher elevations arounds the bay into even the east bay hills. tomorrow cool again but not as bad as wednesday and thursday or not as cool i should say. some people may like it this cool. let's put that reference on it. an area of low pressure. notice how it's steering the winds off the ocean so the sea
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breeze is going to be around all week. that's why it's going to get even cooler. that low locked in wednesday and thursday. for today down in the south bay. temperatures mid to upper 70s until los gatos at 82. try color-coding they'lse so yo can see the difference. millbrae 68 in green, low to mid-70s elsewhere in yellow. downtown in south san francisco temperature range, 62 to 67. through the north bay, look at this temperature. from the blue mid to upper 50s along the coast. sausalito 69 to mid to upper 70s around the valleys and you hit cloverdale and calistoga in the 80s. clear lake around 90. low to mid-60s richmond, berkeley. low to mid-70s the rest of the east bay shore. into the valleys low to mid-80s most neighborhoods. could hit the upper 80s antioch and brentwood.
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upper 60s around the monterey bay. for tonight temperatures pretty much like this morning. low 50s up in the north bay valleys. mid to upper 50s elsewhere. look at the temperatures drop tomorrow, about 2 to 4 degrees everywhere. about another 4 degrees on wednesday. now by the time the weekend rolls around we should be nearing 90 inland, 80 around the bay and low 60s at the coast. megan, an updayton that? >> yes, a signaller. the ramp to eastbound i is closed. all traffic diverted to the central freeway. chp expects the lanes to be blocked at least a half hour for them to be able to clear the scene. they're asking commuters to avoid this area. if you have to head out of san francisco on the bridge, expect major delays. mass transit a great alternate.
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no bart delays right now. let's get a live look at the bridge toll plaza heading into san francisco where we also have a backup to the parking lot. for the latest go to just click on that traffic link. eric, kristen. >> thanks, megan. 6:18. >> time for the must reads. the mercury news breaks down how we spend our time online. new reach from neilson online shows americans spend a third of their time on social net working sites like or gaming sites like farmville. while though sites are picking up traffic, other traditional sites like yahoo or e-mail providers are losing customers. the information if you want to look further yourself is the nearly son online study called what americans do online. >> also the mercury news with technological leap but this latest discovery involves
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medical technology. a device that removes large clots in blood vessels using balloons and blood thinners injected only in the clot area. conventional treatments have it throughout the body which is considered riskier. teenagers texting and talking on a cellphone while behind the wheel. 84% of the kids surveyed say they new distracted driving increased their risk of having a crash but they're still texting and talking. look under the must reads tab. >> talking about chelsea clinton and their new husband. they're honeymooning in a secret location. the wedding in new york saturday night, photos just appearing in the media. guests describe it as a fairy
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book wedding. clinton walked his only child down the aisle close to tears. hillary clinton, no pants suit that day. elements from the jewish and christian tradition. >> congratulations. 6:20 now. why you may use your cellphone like you would a credit card. bills like that, too. >> and a blackberry blackout. two countries want
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>> your cellphone bill and credit card bill may be one in the same. at&t and verizon wireless are said to be planning a venture to replace credit cards with smart phones taking aim at visa and
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mastercard. they will test the technology at stores in atlanta and three other cities. it would work like visa's contractless technology. the blackberry is facing a blackout in the united arab emirates and saab. -- saudi arabia. they plan to block the devices claiming there is a security threat. they have a data system that makes them more difficult for governments to monitor. the ban begins in october while saudi arabia starts later this month. is google over? that's the question fortune magazine is asking in this week's cover story wondering if it will come up with another big idea. the company is still the undisputed king of search but online search is slowing and its most successesful product, the android software, doesn't generate much revenue. they face stiff competition most
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notably from >> people have everything they hooked up. they just don't integrate it as elegantly. that's the big question. >> the issue of for chur hits news stands today. today's amazing app turns your i-phone into a point and shoot camera. choice from different lenses and various films. the app turns your pictures into 50s and 60s style snapshots. additional film and lens settings are 99 cents each. for information log on to the technology page at those are your tech bites. >> 6:25. still ahead at 6:30, a critical ruling expected that could bring an end to the unofficial stakeout for a. c. transit drivers. >> the nation's changing mission in iraq. president obama speaks to veterans about what's next in the war as the u.s. prepares to end combat operations there.
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plus... >> the oil spill cap with critical backup as soon as tonight. i'm emily schmidt in washington. >> i'm terry mcsweeney live in san jose. is it possible at this late hour to save this closed fire station and the 49 firefighter jobs that went with it? firefighters say they have a plan that can do just that. the story in a live report. >> a crash in san francisco has all lanes blocked. northbound 101 at the 80 split. northbound 101 at the 80 split. all the details and
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. ♪ good morning, everyone. 6:29 on this monday morning. back to work, back to school for those of us who go year-round. >> tough enough. stocks with a giant gain today
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after strong economic earnings. a global recovery picking up pace. we're going to have a live report from the new york stock exchange in about 15 minutes and hope that's better news than traffic right now. >> yeah. we got a problem with the morning commute. a big rig crash. it's northbound 101 in san francisco. >> causing a big problem. we'll check with megan in the traffic center. >> chp has issued a sigalert at the 80s split. right now three left lanes blocked. one lane of traffic getting by on northbound 101. alsos ramp to eastbound 80 complete closed. expect major delays if you plan on heading out of san jose on -- san francisco on the lower deck of the bridge. chp does expect these lanes to be blocked for at least another 20 minutes while they clear the scene of the crash. they are asking that if you plan
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on commuting through this area, to hold off if you can or expect major delays. mass transit is a good alternate. no delays on bart. eric? >> 6:31. now to the gulf of mexico. today could be the beginning of sealing of b.p.'s blown out oil well for good. engineers hope to begin the latest effort known as static kill for making a permanent seal. emily has details. >> 105 days into the oil spill, the coast guard says the next 48 hours maybe critical. with the static you kill of the blown out well beginning as early as tonight or tomorrow. >> right now the current forecast we'll do that activity on tuesday. >> this g-4,000 rig will be the one to watch. it will pump mud into the well pushing down the oil so cement can fill its place. if it works, the harden cement plugs the well from the top setting up the next phase of a bottom kill.
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it would be a welcome step forward in a dart that still poses a problem on the surface. >> says no oil. over here not a couple miles from where they are they leave this oil just sittin' here. >> even as large commercial fishing areas reopen, fishermen worry about public perception. >> nobody talking about the dispersants. you can see the oil but you can't see dispersants. >> edward markey said in a letter the chemical dispersants used early in the spill were like carpet bombing the gulf with chemicals oil and gas. b.p. says the dispersants were approved. >> all tradeoffs of the one of the things that we didn't want to reach the shoreline. >> incident commander allen says the coast guard reduced dispersant usage in late may but sometimes there was no other way to attack the oil. emily schmidt, abc news, washington. >> president obama will make a
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speech that will set a course for the nation's changing mission in iraq as the military prepares to end its combat operations there. he will speak at the national convention of disabled american veterans. president obama plans to address the press made to meet his deadline of drawing down all combat troops in iraq by the ends of this most. a transitional force of 50,000 troops will remain to train iraqi security forces, conduct counterterrorism operations and security for ongoing u.s. civilian efforts. in southern afghanistan, a suicide car boomer blew himself up next to a police truck killing six children nearby. it went off west of kandahar. nobody claims responsibility but fits the pattern of taliban attacks targeting government officials. >> it's 6:33 now. the san jose firefighters union today is trying desperately to get dozens of firefighters back to work after had he lost their jobs to budget cuts last week. abc 7's terry mcsweeney is live
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in san jose. going to offer up their own package in hopes of getting those firefighters rehired. >> a package that according to supporters would mean the reopening of station 33 on communications hill. also the rehiring of the 49 firefighters laid off last week. the city is saying it is not even half of what's needed. the announcement of the plan was made yesterday. firefighters joining tonight at a news conference, this is after the 49 firefighters were laid off last week. first time in san jose history that's happened. the plan will allow for a two-tier retirement system for new hires, meaning reducing benefits by 10%, increasing employee contribution and hiking the retirement age. this on top of the already offered 5 plus percent pay cut. a city negotiator says it's just not enough. >> at this point given the enormity of our budget situation and $118 million shortfall, it
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comes down to the numbers. >> also entering the picture today, in the middle of all this here comes a brand new fire cheer on the job, william mcdonald. union lead he recalls -- leaders says he knows about staffing and has a plan that can save millions of dollars more. city leaders say the real problem is pensions and the new plans says between $4 to 5 million. what's needed is a $10 million reduction. a homeowner who lives up here drove up and told me when they were selling the homes up here on communications hill, one of the selling points was, hey, you're just a couple blocks from the fire station so you're safer than others. now that safety net is gone. live in san jose, terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> terry, thank you very much. 6:35 now. the palo alto city council meets tonight to consider a measure that would allow voters to decide on staffing levels for
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that city's fire department. palo alto firefighters have gathered some more than the required 6,000 signatures to qualify their initiative for the november ballot. it would lock in the current number of fire department staff and require voter approval for any future layoffs. opponents say it would require to khan the city charter just to reduce one firefighter. it would cost nearly $200,000 to put the mission the ballot. >> an alameda county judge could rule as soon as today on the a. c. transit labor dispute. the union wantss judge to lift an opposed contract that went into effect two weeks ago today. since then a. c. transit says 20% of the bus drivers have called in sick every day forcing cancellations and stranding passengers. a. c. transit says the judge overturned the imposed contract. it will have no choice but to lay off drivers and possibly eliminate weekend service. >> we're learning more about a driver blamed for five separate crashes in danville yesterday
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morning. the suspect is the younger brother of giants outfielder nate cheryls. lillian kim has more. >> this mangled bicycle brought to danville police department was the result of a driver blazing through town with apparently no regard for people or property. >> all of a sudden i see stuff flying everywhere. some dust and some tire screeching. about 30 seconds later i hear the tires screech again. >> police say not only did the driver hit a cyclist but a pedestrian standing in a bicycle lane. officers say the suspect, again identified as 23-year-old sheerhold never stopped to check on his victim. instead he continued driving erratically ultimately colliding with two vehicles and a light pole. jane joyals saw the truck speeding through her neighborhood. his horrifying drive was right in front of her house. that's where two witnesses used their trucks to block him from leaving a dead ends street. >> he stopped. the man ran up and said, you
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know, get out of the car. you know, what's the matter with you? you're hurting people. and the kid just totally, you know, out of it. >> police say when they arrived, he wreaked of alcohol. blood tests are being conducted to determine if he was under the influence of anything else. everyone is expected to be okay. the people in danville are breathing a sigh of relief. >> it could have been really bad. so we're just grateful that not more people weren't hurt. >> he was booked on multiple dui and hit and run charges. he was also driving without a license. >> 6:38. higher humidity and lower temperatures helped them nearly contain a wildfire north of los angeles. it has charred 22 square miles and 87% contained. crews hope to have it fully surrounded by tonight. it destroyed four homes and five
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outbuildings. firefighters believe the blaze was sparked by somebody working on a car wheel. >> 6:39 now. we've had just the opposite weather up here the past few days. >> yes. very cool again, mike. >> check out the 24 hour temperature change this mondays. it's not much different than over the weekend. good morning, by the way. warmer oakland and concord. the same santa rosa, redwood city. san francisco will drop about 2 degrees today. here's how it breaks down. cloudiness about everywhere 8:00 exempt the east by valleys and the south bay. a hard time getting the clouds through. the drizzle will start drying at 8:00 also. by noon we'll see the sunshine, the temperatures really drop in the east by valleys. mid to upper 70s. mid-70s south bay. low 70s north bay valleys. around the bay 60 to near 70. along the coast san francisco and oakland upper 50s to near 60 for your lunchtime temperature.
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4:00 sunshine except the coast 58, half moon bay 62. oakland mid to upper 60s. low to mid-70s the rest of the bay. low to mid-80s the east by valleys. your accu-weather forecast, yes, it's august. and for most of us it's supposed to be cooler but not 6 degrees cooler by wednesday. that's well below average. megan? >> chp has issued a sigalert in san francisco. northbound 101 at the 80 split due to a crash involving a big rig. only one lane of traffic is getting by on north bounds 101 and only one lane is open on the ramp to eastbound 80. all traffic diverted on to the central freeway and chp does expect to have these lanes blocked at least another 15 minutes while they clear the scene of the crash. they are asking commuters to hold off commuting through this area if you can. traffic on northbound 101 is backed up to caesar chavez.
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the best amount nat is mass transit. bart has no delays at the moment. a check on drive times this mondays morning. heading north bound from 380 to the 80 split about a 15 minute drive time. looking at a half hour to make your way through the altamont pass. 29 minutes. and 22 minutes making your way out of antioch on west bounds 4. eric, kristen. >> thank you very much. it's 6:41. >> investors in a good mood this morning. tradi trading underway on wall street. here you can see the dow is rallying up 121 points. >> new information about the possible fate of three u.c. berkeley graduates detained in iran the past year. >> plus the group of activists sets off for an adventure across yosemite park. their mission to help the bay area's largest water sources. >> lindsay lohan out of jail but is she a free woman yet? [ man ] i was deciding wt to do
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♪ welcome back. 6:45 on this monday. check out the coast. clouds from big sur up to eureka. 60 and 67. sunshine around l.a. and 82. san diego 72. warm in the central valley from sacramento 91 to upper 90s chico and fresno. yosemite 107. delightful sunny, 78 tahoe. kristen? >> 6:45. the united arab emirates announced its ban on blackberry's foreign visitors as well. block be blackberry messages because of encrypted data cannot
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be monitored for illegal activity. the ban applies to travellers and the business west airport in dubai. saudi arabia doing the same. >> intel is the stock to watch this morning. >> and some good news for plus size women hoping to pick up nice designer clothes at department stores. >> courtney live at the new york stock exchange where there's a rally going on to tell us more in the "moneyscope" report. >> well, good morning, eric and kristen. new trading week underway and a higher open here on wall street where we're seeing global stock rally all throughout the morning. bank of america one of the gainers. a report on u.s. manufacturing, that's the top of the hour. that may impact trading direction as well. right now the dow, the s & p and nasdaq, all seeing significant gains with the dow up more than 120 points right now. boomberg silicon valley index also higher.
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santa clara-based intel global semiconductor sales rose in june compared to may. be careful if you use microsoft internext explorer. you're giving advertisers a chance to peek at what you do. the computer giant set up its web browser so you have to set up your privacy controls every time you log on. if you don't, advertisers can dig up things what you like to buy and where you like to shop. saks tipping the scale. the retailer expanding designer selections. they say the expected new lineup will include runway looks from designers. that's business news live at the new york stock exchange, bloomberg news. >> actress lindsay lohan has checked herself into a rehab
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program. she was released from a suburban los angeles jail early this morning where she served 14 days of a 90-day jail sentence for violating her probation for a 2007 drug case. nobody managed to snap a shot of her. she went straight to the that rehab facility for a three-month treatment. a study from stanford shows agriculture seems to be doing its part for greenhouse solutions. increase yields without plowing up vast tracks of land. that reduces carbon released in the atmosphere. the industry is already embracing the technology but environmentalists point out there are other problems with farming techniques including degraded soil and polluted waters. >> a great day to flight a kite. new heights festival. the berkeley marina.
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if you have video you'd like to share,up load it to or e-mail it. >> if somebody told you go fly a kite yesterday, it would have been a compliment as opposed to the other days of the week. >> yes. >> a little winds out there for flying kites. >> always arounds the bay. we have some along with the mist. a look at that wind blowing over the east bay hills as the cascading fog trying to move into the east bay valleys. a harder time the last couple mornings doing it there. and also into the south bay but about another hour before the sun comes up and really starts to halt its march south and eastward. let's take a look at temperatures waiting for you. we'll start with the coolest. low to mid-50s we'll say up in the north bay valleys and also along the coast. mid to upper 50s around the bay. los gatos 64.
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all the fog, sfo not reporting any delays right now. around the monterey bay and inland cloudy conditions and low to mid-50s also. sunshine arounds the bay this afternoon. cooler than average weather. cloudy tonight with the mist and drizzle of this morning probably less likely. more confined to the coast than anywhere else. the coolest afternoons in this forecast wednesday and thursday. temperatures actually warm in san francisco and oakland. 2 degrees warmer by the ends of the month in san francisco, 1 oakland. san rafael lose a degree in livermore about 2 degrees. also 36 minutes and 34 seconds of sunshine. a look at the clouds. pushing to the east until 8:00 and retreating to the coast by say about noon, 1:00. completely out of at least the bay side of san francisco by 2:00. 50s at the coast. 60s and 70s arounds the bay with 80s confined to the east bay very long. may get near 90 in brentwood. on the coast today or on the bay
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i should say, the east bay, color-coded the temperatures. trying to make it easier to see mid-up toer 60s. lowto mid-70s the rest of the east bay shore. 82 los gatos. on the peninsula 68 millbrae. you see the upper 50s in blue along the coast to the sunset. downtown and south san francisco low to mid-60s. same thing around sausalito. upper 50s at your coast with mid to upper 70s throughout the north bay valleys. look at 90s clear lake. monterey bay, mid to upper 50s. 10 to 15 degrees warmer morgan hill and gilroy. 7:05 first pitch at the coliseum. cld cloudy and 60 by the ends of the game. >> better news for commuters. the earlier sigalert at the 80
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split has been cancelled. all lanes are now open. all lanes were blocked after a big rig crash hit a van. but now cleared up. we have a backup on northbound 101 to caesar chavez. that should be cleared shortly. mass transit a good alternate. no delays on bart. at the bridge toll plaza, metering lights have not been turned on yet this morning. we have a slight backup to the cal tran parking lot. that should be about a ten-minute wait time to make your way through the tolls and head into san francisco. if you're commuting on interstate 80, a live look through the berkeley area. headlights moving west bounds. the drive time from the carquinez bridge to the maze, about 22 minutes. we are seeing some slowing there. for commuters across the san mateo bridge, a live look where traffic is moving nicely in both directions. the headlights are moving eastbound into hayward. for the latest traffic updates, go to our website at and click on the traffic link. eric? >> megan, thank you very much.
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it's 6:53 now. new developments in the case of three u.c. berkeley graduates who have been in prison in iran for the past year. in an exclusive interview, their attorney will get news this week they'll either be released or put on trial. the three americans have been in limbo in tehran's notorious prison. they're accused of espionage but have never been formally charged. a spokesman said the three should be charged with illegally entering iran. that's a minor offense. this saturday marked one year since detained at the iraq/iran border. their family protested outside the mission to the united nations. >> very difficult for us all along. to talk to anyone in the iran government. >> and 12 months the mothers have only been allowed one phone call and one face to face reunion in tehran.
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>> activists are spending seven days backpacking across the yosemite national park. the trek is called muir's march. the great grandson of nationalist john muir. they want to restore the valley the way it was before 1923 when it was dammed to provide water for san francisco. >> the restoration would not only mean a lot to me and my family but, again, you only have a handful of opportunities to do something like this for the future. >> the marchers will each follow a separate 45-mile route across yosemite. they'll converge at the dam next saturday for a rally. >> the phrase byob, bring your own bottle, is taking on a whole new meaning at the university of san francisco. the school is upgrading water fountains this fall to make it easier to refill water bottles. officials hope that will encourage students and staff to bring their own reusable containers and fill them as
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needed rather than buying single-use bottles. it's the result of an effort by student groups to make the campus more green. >> top stories now, san jose officials consider a proposal, new concessions by the firefighters union to restore dozens of jobs. >> our terry mcsweeney is live outside a fire station that's been closed with more. terry? >> yeah. fire station 33 up here on communications hill as supporters of the new plan say if it's approved by the city, it would mean reopening this. two fire trucks parked in there would have someone to drive them to a fire. the 49 firefighters laid off last week could be rehired but the city officials say this new plan is all smoke and no fire. the announcement was made yesterday. the plan being announced at a news conference, something that city officials weren't crazy about considering the negotiations are still open. the plan would allow for a two-tier retirement system for new hires to reduce benefits by
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10%, increased retirement age. a negotiator took a look and said it's nothing new here. not enough. they need $10 million in cuts from the fire department and at best this is about 5.5% or $5.5 million and they need $10 million. entering the picture today is a brand new fire chief. william mcdonald, a man credited with coming up with innovative staffing techniques which could possibly save the city millions more dollars. if you take what the city officials are looking for, that $10 million in cuts and put together the chief's possible new ideas and the plan announced yesterday, there is hope, although negotiators are looking at what they're seeing and saying not much hope for a settlement in san jose. terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> thanks a lot. >> final check on weather and traffic. >> hard to believe looking at that picture, partly cloudy at
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the airport and no flight arrival delays. los gatos about 64. temperatures this afternoon 62 san francisco to about 84 in concord. tonight we'll have cloud cover once again and low to mid-50s in most of our neighborhoods. look for temperatures actually to get cooler the next couple days. megan? >> thanks, mike. chp cancelled the sigalert northbound 101 at the 80 split. all lanes now hope. we have a little slowing on northbound 101. all lanes are open. other slow spots, the altamont pass, westbound 580. a half hour from 205 to 680 and for making your way out of antioch on westbound 4. promote your way to 242. that's 23 minutes. >> thank you for joining us for the abc 7 morning news. >> back with the local update at 7:22. join us for the midday news at 11:00. see you back here tomorrow morning. i have fallen in love with making bird houses.
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