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♪ good morning. i'm theresa garcia live in gilroy where there was a drug seizure of gigantic proportion. hundreds of millions of dollars worth. this say bust that links beyond this county. we'll explain what they found just ahead. >> also in the headlines, a wild night for residents of a quiet millbrae neighborhood. a suspected drunk driver smashes into three parked cars and a house. >> passengers aboard an american airlines plane evacuated after a hijack threat. still trying to get out of sfo but the threat turned out to be false. >> a live look from downtown san francisco. looking from the southeast, you can see the bay bridge but not the top of it because the thicker clouds are rolling in and the mist and drizzle is building and cooler conditions for the weekend. i'll talk about a warming trend for next week.
>> we had a busy past hour but now that it's 5:00, i can friday light. the bay bridge toll plaza, now no delays and, of course, $6. >> good morning on this friday. 5:00. thank you so much for starting the day with us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm terry mcsweeney. this morning three suspects held in santa clara county jail charged with running one of the largest methamphetamine operations local drug agents have ever seen. theresa garcia joins us live from where the busts took place. i guess, theresa, they're finding out there may have been more going on. >> how much more, we'll get into that. let me detail where we are. a rural area of gilroy a couple miles east of the gilroy outlets, a home with a lot more space behind it and a place here that neighbors said they had no idea what was going on behind closed doors. veterans drug agents say they're shocked with the drugs, a street value between 100 to $150 million what they seized. this exclusive video taken by
the dispatch shows room after room filled with buckets and bins of the purest form of crystal methamphetamine. during the thursday early morning bust, drug agents from multiple agencies seized 450 pounds of meth and 40 pounds of cocaine. the sacramento sheriff department led this bust aafter launching an investigation a year ago. the investigators believe it was the center of a massive drug ring which begins in mexico. neighboring residents have no idea any of this was going on. >> i'm shocked. there was hardly any traffic here. hardly anyone out there. i'm really surprised. >> these guys are all carrying guns and they're being much more brazen about protecting their investment. >> investigators believe the suspects arrested are mid to upper level players in the mexican drug cartel. they're not naming which one. they also believe cockfighting was going on in the backyard. cages and chickens were also seized from the home. immigration holds are on three
men who remain in custody at the santa clara county jail. these are photos of the suspects. they're all mexican nationals who have been living at the home for about a year. now, authorities also raided six other locations in sacramento and modesto yesterday. they say all are tied to the three suspects at this gilroy home. live in gilroy, theresa garcia, abc 7 news. >> theresa, thanks a lot. police are trying to figure who called in a hijacking threat that turned out to be false on an american airlines flight yesterday morning. the flight was isolated on the tarmac about three hours just before it was scheduled to take off. authorities searched the plane and questioned all 153 passengers on board. federal agents grounded the plane after alameda police told them about a call received by a desk clerk at the hampton inn hotel. >> my front desk clerk received the phone call. it lasted for about 45 seconds.
the phone call went on like a rant. very jumbled. kind of made no sense. the only thing he was able to gather from it was american airlines flight 24 and hijack. >> two passengers were taken away in handcuffs but they were quickly released. they were not arrested. one passenger says he believes the people were racially profiled because they have pakistani passports. >> millbrae police have arrested a suspected drunk driver after they say he smashed into three parked cars and a house overnight. investigators say the suspect lost control of his truck just before 12:30 on sequoia avenue. the house did not suffer structural damage. the family was home at the time. nobody was hurt. the driver was taken away on a stretcher by paramedics. there were no other injuries. >> oakland police are investigating a report by a woman who says she was raped in a downtown parking garage. it happened at a garage at clay and 14th street right behind city hall about midday
yesterday. the victim thinks she may have seen her attacker recently near 14th street. she described him as missing a front tooth. he apparently also wore large, dark sunglasses and large black head phones around his neck. >> san jose officials have declare you had the nonprofit that runs several downtown buildings in default of its management agreement. management duties with the nonprofit team san jose includes the san jose convention center, the center of the performing arts and the san jose civic auditorium. the news reports city officials have restricted team san jose access to public funds for unexpectedly overshooting its budget by more than $750,000. >> san francisco officials are trying to get an exemption to state environmental law in time for a deadline to bring the america's cup race to the city. san francisco has six weeks to present a formal proposal to host the cup which was won by larry ellison's team in february.
mayor newsom has briefed environmentalists on a proposal that would cover facilities for yachts, gear and support services. without legislative help, the mayor indicates it's likely the city will not be selected to host the cup. >> work near the trans bay terminal in san francisco resumes tonight as crews demolish a ramp to interstate 80. the street closes at 10:00 tonight. not going to be reopening until 10:00 monday morning. a temporary facility opened last weekend as crews began tearing down the old trans bay terminal. it's part of a $4 billion project to build a new transbay terminal scheduled to open in 2017. when you see that animation they have of what that new facilities going to look like, it's extremely exciting. according to the animation, it's going to be spectacular. >> grand central. >> that's right. >> you know what, it's 5:06. time to start thinking about the weekend. >> we've been thinking about it since monday. mike, what's going on weatherwise. >> cooler weekend and all starts
today. let's talk about the conditions at 8:00. you still see drizzle and mist, especially along the coast. the mist more likely around the bay and higher elevations. everybody under cloudy skies still in the 50s. by noon sunshine breaks out first into the east bay valleys and into the south bay and eventually into the north bay. still crazy, cloudy conditions around the bay itself with mid to upper 60s. up in the north bay mid-60s to near 70. east by valleys near 80. by 4:00, clouds basically back to the coast. san francisco upper 50s to low 60s there. sunshine around the bay with mid to upper 60s. up in the north bay 69 san rafael and 74 santa rosa. down in the south bay mid-70s. the east bay valleys, warmest weather, upper 70s to low 80s. your weekend and today's cooling trend extends into tomorrow. tomorrow will be the coolest day of the forecast with if we're lucky 80 inland. upper 60s around the bay. 6 degrees warmer sunday and
about another 6 degrees warmer as the heat peaks monday and tuesday. hi, frances. >> hi, mike. okay. friday light now. better this past hour. here's a live shot of the oakland maze for you for all the traffic heading towards the bay bridge. westbound 80 on the lower right. westbound 580 and even north 880 coming out of oakland all light, looking good. no accidents reported. let's head over to contra costa county and check out 680 in walnut creek. southbound traffic fine there. you make your way through the san ramon valley and sunol grade. live shot of 101 in millbrae. doesn't look easy here. mike will keep track of flight delays at sfo. and we'll check out the south bay for you and show you the 280 and 17 interchange. no problems now on 280 that are blocking lanes at this point. terry, kristen. >> she's lucky she's not on commission paid by the traffic
jam. wouldn't be making any money today. >> good for commuters, not so good for frances. >> the nation's biggest drugstore chain, the "moneyscope" report next. >> the penalty american airlines is facing for a major maintenance problem. >> plus overdraft protection. the change in banking regulations you need to know about. >> the pilot program you'll soon
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cancel thousands of flights in april 2008. that's according to the "wall street journal." the fine stems from improper electrical wiring around the landing gear of many of american planes. the airline was forced to ground its entire fleet of 300 md-80 jets until mechanics fixed the problem. >> americans are dipping into retirement savings. a record number of workers made hardship withdrawals from their retirement accounts from the second quarter. the number of workers borrowing from their account is at a ten-year high. >> good morning. we begin your "moneyscope" report with fresh evidence that the economy has stalled. asian markets are falling this morning after a down day on wall street. that followed a report showing initially claims for unemployment benefits rose 12,000 last week to 500,000. that's the highest level since november. the spike in unemployment is a sign employers may shed jobs
this month for the first time this year. intel has made a major acquisition. it's buying software security firm mcavee for $7.7 billion. it would help intel improve the security of its chips which are currently inside about 80% of the world's computers. flu shot season is starting early this year. the nation's biggest drugstore chain, rite aid and walgreens are already offering them in most of their stores and cvs will begin selling the shots next week. the early response to last year's swine flu outbreak. >> the paper savings bonds are coming to an end. the last paper bonds issued this year in 2011. that's next year. all savings bonds will be sold, kept and redeemed online. all part of the treasury's plan to save money and go green. you thought i wasn't awake, did you.
parking lot change for mostly those who buy savings bonds through the payroll savings program to keep buying bonds to set up an account at treasurydirect.com. >> giving you some protection from overdraft fees. the law says banks cannot automatically enroll consumers in overdraft protection but there are some exceptions. customers using a written check are not covered by the new rules. banks can still charge fees. and depending how you pay online, you can wrack up fees there, too. >> also doesn't apply to recurring payments that, for example, you set up through your online account. so if you have your monthly mortgage payment the same day every month, it doesn't apply to that. >> which means banks can hit you with over the limit and bounced payment fees. >> bank of america and visa are planning to begin a test program next month that will let customers pay for purchases with the smart phones. it will begin next month in new
york. customers would simply bump or wave their phone at a device at checkout. major u.s. banks, technology companies and cellphone providers are jockeying for the lead in technology. >> everybody's working for the weekend. >> and the weekend is here. >> and mike nicco is, too. >> and so is the cooler weather. (laughter) >> you didn't forget. >> good timing, buddy. >> folks of that to work the weekend, they're going to have a much better monday and tuesday than the rest of us coming back to work. look how low the clouds are this morning, the top of the bay bridge, barely because the thicker clouds are rolling in right now and bringing moisture with them. didn't have to use the windshield wipers this morning but there was mist developing and drizzle on the car. that's what you're going to run into also the closer you get to the bay and the coast. mid to upper 50s for the rest of our neighborhoods. around the monterey bay, same
type of temperatures. here's your highlights or low lights, depending how you look at it. sunshine today, a little slower than yesterday. cool breeze. it arrived and it's going to drop our temperatures today and into tomorrow and bring cloudy conditions back to the forecast tonight with more mist and drizzle. the coolest weather again tomorrow the warmest mind and tuesday. here's what we're watching, that area of high pressure yesterday that brought us more summer-type heat. it's starting to move away. and this low is moving in, going to get hooked with the jet stream that's going to pull some cooler air and as it rotates counterclockwise around it going to push it deeper into our neighborhoods and turn sharply cooler especially today and tomorrow more so. i think you'll really notice it tomorrow. a lot of us will be out tomorrow and that's why. temperatures mid to upper 50s and down in the mid to upper 70s down in the south bay with low 80s around saratoga and los gatos. on the peninsula low to mid-70s. millbrae getting caught in the that breeze and drop you down to 68 after being in the 70s yesterday.
we are in the 60s along the coast. today upper 50s. you see the trend of the cooler temperatures. 63 downtown, 64 south san francisco, sausalito. 65 upper 50s along the north bay coast with mid to upper 70s through your valleys. oakland getting caught in the breeze, dropping back into the 60s with richmond and berkeley. low to mid-70s elsewhere. he east bay valleys mid 70s. brentwood may hit upper 80s to near 90. hollister 81, gilroy 84. morgan hill 85. inland still pretty warm with sunshine. the closer you get to the bay, more cooling you will feel. watsonville 69. santa cruz 72 and monterey 73. the cloud cover develops and the drizzle. the north bay valleys, the rest of us mid to upper 50s. accu-weather seven-day forecast. 4 to 6 degrees cooler tomorrow but then we rebound on sunday and the air starts to dry a little bit and we have
temperatures that will warm 4 to 6 degrees and another 6 degrees on you monday. the warmest weather monday low to mid-90s inland and upper 50s along the coast. frances, a new accident? >> yeah, just reported. the chp on their way right now. southbound 280 from the john daily boulevard off-ramp and it may be blocking lanes. a live shot at the golden gate bridge where you can see fairly clearly across the span. so it's friday light right now coming out of marin county. let's check out the bay bridge. this time a slightly closer shot. traffic flowing well in both directions. all the road work on the upper deck cleared. no delays eastbound as well. san mateo bridge looking good this friday morning. 14 minutes is the drive time from 880 to 101 in both directions. and in the south bay, 101 at 880. headlights northbound and that's fine out of morgan hill, even gilroy all the way up into san francisco. you can always find out if anything changes. just go to abc7news.com and click on the bay area traffic
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one of california's largest eco friendly buildings. the warehouse and distribution center is in fairfield. builders made extensive use of recycled materials in the construction of the automated facility. a network of cranes can move cargo pallets to where they're needed in the warehouse. they can house up to 66,000 pallets. designers also built the steel storage racks higher than in other facilities to reduce the horizontal space the building will occupy. meyers sells kitchen products. >> san francisco ranks as one of the safest cities for kids. san francisco number three. not bad. virginia beach, virginia, came in 4th. spoke can, washington, coming in fifth. three california cities in the top ten for the least safest cities for children. jacksonville, florida, the worst. bakersfield, 4th. modesto, 6th and fresno came in
8th. the list was created by comparing several factors including the death rate of kids between the ages of 5 and 14. the number of car seat inspection locations and the number of registered sex offenders. >> 5:24. let's do the must reads. the l.a. times says republican excitement in the governor's race is being reined in by concerns over candidate meg whitman. gop members are gathering in san diego beginning today for their state party convention and some say they're worried because whitman has moved to the left on controversial issues like illegal immigration and climate change since winning the primary. >> san francisco chronicle reports a state agency new and allowed welfare recipients to withdraw cash benefits at casinos and other gambling places. a commission appointed by governor schwarzenegger has known about this since 2006 when they first considered banning the practice. now there is a ban. but it's rarely enforced. the governor's spokesman says he had no idea until the report in
june. >> the san jose mercury news says the food trucks have come downtown. seeing the truck craze, many tweeting their locations each day, often at big companies like microsoft. big attractions include louisiana territory serving cajun food with jazz tunes and treat box. an ice cream truck with karaoke machine so you can eat and sing or eat and make fun of your friends while they sing. >> more likely. >> we posted more at our website abc7news.com. >> the folks at the aquarium of the bay at pier 39 have a great fish story. they went fishing on the bay hoping to find something interesting to put on display and they found this, a 10 foot long, 319 pound, 7 gill shark. as you can kind of make out -- a little dark but you can make out on the youtube.com video, the shark was hoisted on the aquarium's vote put in a large tank of saltwater.
if he appears comfortable she'll be on exhibit the next year or so at the aquarium at pier 39. >> but not eating the fish in the tank? >> i was wondering. but didn't see activity. so far so good. >> still ahead at 5:30, the critical ruling expected today in the battle to keep the planned bullet train from zipping up the peninsula. we're talking about the california high-speed rail. >> and one of the biggest drug busts in santa clara county history is shocking even veteran drug agents. i'm theresa garcia live in gilroy. talking over 100,000 pounds of methamphetamine. >> as firefighters battle to save homes in a relentless wildfire in southern california. still ahead what's making this fight a big challenge. >> and looking at temperatures around the country. still pretty mild up in boston 82. new york 88, d.c. 93. dallas 102. again over 100 every day of the
you create an ownership experience to match. ♪ good morning. i'm theresa garcia live in gilroy where a massive amount of drugs have been seized. also the findings of other illegal activities involving animals. we'll explain what it means just ahead. >> the headlines, an american airlines flight to new york sat on the tarmac at sfo for hours. turns out to be bogus but passengers still trying to get to destinations at this point. >> the cooler weather arrives today. the lower clouds over the bay bridge, mist and drizzle for your morning commute. even more so tomorrow as the temperatures bottom. we'll have a warming trend after the weekend. i'll give you an updated
forecast in just a few minutes. >> also looking pretty cool on the roads now with a live shot at the bridge toll plaza. no delays. an earlier accident in the san francisco area has been cleared. nothing to slow you down in terms of accidents this morning. >> and state offices across california are closed today in the first of what could be many furlough fridays. state workers are being forced to take unpaid days off because of the budget battle still going on in sacramento. >> good morning, everyone. i'm terry mcsweeney. >> and i'm kristen sze. thanks for joining us. the story gets more disturbing after local drug agents busted the largest methamphetamine operation they've ever seen. abc 7's theresa garcia is live in gilroy where the investigation continues. theresa, what else did they find? >> not only drugs but illegal activity involving animals but as for drugs, completely shocked with the size of the find with value of 100 to $150 million.
we have video shown taken by the gilroy dispatch. it shows room after room filled with buckets of bins of the clearest, highest quality form of methamphetamine. during the thursday early morning bust at the home, drug agencies seized about 450 pounds of meth, more than 40 pounds of cocaine and two firearms. they also seized cages and chickens from the home and believe cockfighting was going on in the backyard. as for the drugs, they say their find may have saved lives. >> a lot of dope. you start talking about 400 pounds, and that's pure. that's about 95 to 98 percent pure methamphetamine. that could have messed up a lot of people's lives. >> the sacramento county sheriff's department led the bust after launching an investigation more than a year ago. they believe the house was the center of a massive drug ring which begins in mexico and the suspects arrested are mud to upper level place in a drug cartel they are not naming. they have put an immigration hold on three men who remain in
custody at the santa clara county jail. these are the booking photos. they are all mexican nationals who have been living at the home for about a year. authorities also raided six other locations in sacramento, also in modesto yesterday. they say that all are tied to the three suspects here in gilroy and also say more arrests are expected as this investigation unfolds. live in gilroy, theresa garcia, abc 7 news. >> thanks, theresa. authorities are checking out a hijack threat that turned out to be false. they searched the plane, questioned all 153 passengers on board. federal agents grounded the plane after alameda police told them about a call received by a desk clerk at the anthem inn hotel.
>> the pilot came on a couple times and eventually said there was a security threat that they felt was credible. >> everybody new something was wrong but nothing was wrong so we're home safe. >> two passengers were taken away in handcuffs but were quickly released. they were not arrested. one said they were racially profiled because they had pakistani passports. >> the city's third fatal shooting in less than 24 hours. this latest homicide after midnight. a man in his twenties was shot and killed outside the city housing complex near alameda boulevard and 4th street. police had been van casting the neighborhood trying to find possible witnesses. last night a 19-year-old man was killed in the oceanview neighborhood and early yesterday morning a 26-year-old man was fatally shot during an argument in the tenderloin district. >> in richmond police hope witnesses lead them to two men that walk up to a 16-year-old boy and shot him to death in
broad daylight. it was after the boy waited for his mother to pick him up. he finished a new student orientation. a transit bus pulled away before the shooting and there were many other potential witnesses. >> this is a very busy major thoroughfare 10:00 in the morning so there's a lot of people out. that's why we're hoping we'll get witnesses and people come forward to tell us what happened. >> i saw a man run by and he had a gun in his hand. 25, 30, blue jeans and a black hoodie. >> police did find a gun about a block away from the scene and now are conducting lab tests to see if these the one used in that shooting. >> the santa clara sheriff's office is investigating the death of a concertgoer in a mountain winery in saratoga. witnesses say a man jumped off the roof near the lighting rig and dove on to the stage landing right next to the lead singer. some thought it was part of the act. doctors in the audience tried
unsuccessfully to revive the man. >> furlough fridays return to california today and that means you're going to see closed signs hanging up in places like the dmv. 150,000 state workers are being forced to take an unpaid day off. this after the state supreme court ruled furloughs can rule until it decides whether governor schwarzenegger has the authority to impose them. the days will save the state about $150 million per month. the supreme court will hear early arguments for and against furloughs next month. >> menlo park will lose their bid to move the rail route from the peninsula to the east bay. one route will come up the peninsula but then turn east at the dumbarton bridge and miss their communities. but in a tendtive ruling yesterday, a sacramento judge says he intends to deny the request. oral arguments in the case are scheduled for today when the judge is expected to issue a final ruling. the rail authority praises the
decision. >> firefighters are making progress against a brush fire in riverside county. flames have spread over 25 acres and the fire's only 15% contained at this time. the blaze broke out shortly before 8:00 last night. it threatened about a half dozen homes but overnight the fire has been burning southwest away from the buildings and those homes are no longer at risk. the cause of that fire? under investigation. >> we haven't heard mike say lately -- >> has said a lot of things lately. some for better, some for worse. hasn't said rain, hasn't said tropical storm around here. >> or firefighter danger. >> what do you say though? >> i want to talk about cooler weather. >> you've been saying that a lot. >> i know. unfortunately. still rings true. maybe i don't want to talk about it but i'm paid to tell what you the forecast is either way. good morning to you. you'll notice this morning that the clouds are starting to roll
in. in fact, here we are at 8:00. you can still see plenty of cloud cover, the mist and drizzle as we talked about developing now. thickest along the coast and around the bay. we'll find some of it on the bay bridge and also up into the golden gate bridge. 8:00 still cloudy and the 50s. noon we see breaks in the cloud cover a little slower than yesterday but pretty warm already. mid to upper 70s in the east bay valley. low 70s in the south bay. mid-60s to near 70 in the north bay and mid to upper 60s around the bay. by 4:00 we have clouds around the coast, a little thicker than yesterday. mid to upper 60s around the bay. head to the north bay, south bay, low to mid-70s. east bay valley upper 70s to low 80s. so temperatures will drop about i'd say 3 to 6 degrees today. another 4 to 6 degrees tomorrow as it will be the coldest on saturday. breezy, a little drier and warmer sunday. and then temperatures could be 10 to 15 degrees warmer compared to saturday on monday and
tuesday when it is the warmest in the forecast. hi, frances. >> hi, mike. we'll go to the peninsula. if you're planning to travel between woodside and lahonda, you may want to hold off a little bit. there's an injury crash reported. it was actually a while ago. this is on la honda at glass ranch. apparently the vehicle drove off the embankment so they're blocking the roadway to clear this. look out for that traveling on the peninsula. but 280 and 101 look good. the north bay, wanted to give drivers a head up this weekend. the indy grand prix in sonoma. terry, kristen. >> frances, thanks a lot. >> the morning news, a south bay family that lost their young son to a drunk driver helped launch [ male announcer ] when meg whitman arrived at ebay,
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>> my family's not the same. 'cause we miss our son very much. because he was a very happy child. >> in addition to the crackdown in santa clara county, 25 contra costa county law enforcement agencies will be out enforce looking for drunk drivers starting today. both campaigns run through labor day weekend. >> a letter carriers is a little shaken but otherwise okay after the mail truck she was driving exploded when she turned on the ignition. take a look at these pictures from sky 7 hd. the explosion happened yesterday afternoon, and there was almost nothing left of the truck. >> as we try to dig into this a little more, we're understanding there was a natural gas leak that was directly underneath the vehicle. pg&e crews were aware of it and were actually responding to take care of the issue.
>> the postal service tells us it will notify people who may have had letters and packages aboard that truck. the carrier happened to be at the end of her route and the truck contained about 100 pieces of mail. >> 5:43 this friday morning. google goes hollywood. the bloomberg business report is straight ahead. >> anger over salaries in one california community brings democrats and republicans together in sacramento. what lawmakers are doing to rein in outrageous government pay. >> the benefit the bay area's getting from unusually cool weather. >> a healthy d
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welcome back. looking at your california forecast. sunshine eureka 62 but cloudy with drizzle big sur, 64. hitting 100 fresno. let's say we head up to the mountains looking at tahoe. we're going to have temperatures actually get warmer through the weekend there from 79 today to 84 on sunday. and we'll be around 100 in yosemite, at least at the base. of course cooler the higher you get into the mountains. around l.a. sunshine and upper 80s to low 90s. they're getting their summer. and san diego the same with mid-70s. kristen. >> thanks, mike. >> taking a look at stories we are following this morning. in gilroy authorities seized 400
pounds of crystal methamphetamine and more than 40 pounds of cocaine yesterday during a drug bust. those agents filling buckets and bins with the purest, highest quality form of meth. the drugs have a street value of somewhere between 100 and $150 million. >> police are trying to determine who called in a hijacking threat that turned out to be false on an american airlines plane at sfo yesterday morning. two passengers were taken away in handcuffs but they were quickly released. a photo by one passenger, he says he believes the people were racially profiled because they had pakistani passports. >> police hope witnesses lead them to two men who walked up to a 16-year-old boy and shot him to death at a bus stop in broad daylight. happened yesterday while the victim waited for his mother to pick him up. those stories at 6:00.
we should find out if singer whitecliff sean will be able to run for president of haiti. the hip-hop artist said he is hopeful the electoral council will rule in his favor. the problem is his residency. haitian law requires a presidential candidate to live in haiti five years before taking office. sean who moved to new york when he was nine says he meets that requirement. >> the outrage over the exorbitant salaries paid in the southern california town of bell has led to action in sacramento. state lawmakers showed bipartisan outrage over the excessive pay the city gave its leaders, including former city manager robert rizzo who made nearly $800,000 a year. sacramento is pushing a package of six bills aimed at preventing other cities from offering similar compensation. >> belle officials violated that trust, abused their privilege and committed an unforgivable offense. >> by the way, belle's
population, under 40,000. some people wonder why lawmakers can't come together the same way on a state budget which is now, as you know, almost two months late. >> bay area residents who like hot numbers maybe disappointed with the one we're having but won't be disappointed to hear it translates to cleaner air. bay area on pace to enjoy one of its least smoggy years on record with not one, not one violation of the federal public health standard for smog. also the first year without a single spare the air advisory in the warm season. then again the warm season goes until the ends of september so we could still get one. mike was saying earlier we had a bunch last year. >> the most we had last year was five and it was in september. the least amount we had was one and that was both in june and july. >> you often said that real summer in san francisco certainly begins with september, october? >> september and october is the two warmest months in san francisco and other areas it's like july and august. so, yeah, a little skewed
compared to the rest of the country. which is fine. >> in many ways. >> we like it, don't we! look at the beautiful color as the morning oranges and yellows try to take over the cool blue of the nighttime sky. the cloud cover continues to thicken this morning. speaking of cooler weather, san jose this august our average high has been 76.5 degrees. an average august will have a high of 84 degrees. the coolest average high ever in august in san jose is 80. so right now we are living through history in san jose. it's the coolest august ever as far as high temperatures go. in fact, we've only cracked 80 twice. we hit 80 on the 6th and 83 yesterday. we haven't even reached our average high in august yet. so far. let's talk some temperatures. and what we're dealing with
under the cloud cover. let me check out -- excuse me one second. walk over here and make sure we've got everything running okay. cloud cover and 50 degree temperatures outside now. sorry about that. low 50s in the north bay valleys. monterey bay clouds on the increase. highlights, sunshine, we'll definitely have it today but that cool breeze will drop our temperatures around 2 to 6 degrees. cloudy tonight, more mist and drizzle for tomorrow morning and tomorrow will be the coolest afternoon but slightly warmer weather sunday and the warmest weather on monday and tuesday. here we are with cloud cover this morning. 8:00 still making this trek to the east if you will. by noon though out of most of our valleys, still hanging around the bay and definitely along the coast. because of the lack of sunshine and stronger breeze, 50s, 60s around the bay and 80s inland valleys. may get near 90 in brentwood. along the east bay shore we have
oakland, berkeley and richmond in the 60s. mid to upper 70s with saratoga and los gatos possibly low to mid-80s. san mateo southward on the peninsula, millbrae cooling back into the 60s today as the coast cools back into the upper 50s. downtown south san francisco and sausalito in the mid-60s. we'll have mid to upper 70s through the north bay valleys with upper 50s at your beaches. we'll have 63 at monterey. near 70 santa cruz and watsonville. 80s gilroy, morgan hill and hollister. game tonight, rays and the a's. clouds return. cooler than last night. first pitch 63, dropping to 59 by the time the game ends. morning drizzle will deepen our cooling. drop about 4 to 6 degrees tomorrow. gain that back sunday, even more monday as temperatures hit the upper 50s along the coast monday and tuesday, near 80 around bait and mid-90s inland. here's frances. >> mike, it's friday light. we have a live shot of the golden gate bridge for you. you see some of those low clouds
in the distance but no delays coming out of the marin county into san francisco. let's check out the bay bridge toll plaza. the drive time right now from the cordelia junction down to the bay bridge is only 30 minutes. the san mateo bridge also looking good at this point in the morning. no trouble on bay area freeways. in fact, we'll head to the south bay and check out highway 87 for you. that's northbound traffic there moving well as you make your way to the downtown area. now, it's light right now but if you wanna check out what your ride is like before you head out the door, you can always go to abc7news.com anytime. you'll find it under the bay area traffic link. terry, kristen. >> thank you. americans dipping into the retirement funds too early. >> here's jane king with the "moneyscope" report. >> more people are dipping into their retirement savings to get through the economic downturn. fidelity says a record number of
workers made hardship withdrawals last quarter. that's according to the associated press which says the number of people borrowing reached the highest level in a decade. we had evidence of problems in the job market yesterday. stocks tumbled after a government report showed the most people applying for unemployment in the latest week since november. one benefit could be lower fuel prices. oil prices down 11% since earlier this month on speculations businesses will cut back. dell says it's selling more products but making less on them. that has analysts concerned. the company says it's seen consumer demand weakening. and domestics saw sales go up the 7th straight month. but you may not be able to take all those trips. passes on sale. jet blue says they're sold out. the sale was running through today. seeing the upcoming movie on facebook.com, a movie on google is in the works. the website deadline says
groundswell productions brought the rights to the book, google, the end of the world as we know it. if you haven't seen the trailer, the social network says you don't get to 500 million friends without making some enemies. i'm jane king with the bloomberg business report. >> the centers for disease control expects the number of salmonella cases from tainted eggs to grow even further. 2,000 cases have already been reported. the cdc expects the recall of at least another 100 million eggs from iowa's wright county egg company. 380 million have already been recalled. the fda says the source of the salmonella may be contaminated chicken feed. see if the eggs in your fridge are affected, go to abc7news.com. we have the plant numbers and dates under "see it on tv." >> your risk of developing type 2 diabetes could still be high even if you eat a healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegetables but one type of veggie can really help.
leaf if i greens can cut risk by 14%. it comes when you seat one and a half serveings a day. antioxidants in leaf if i greens make the difference. >> a new best vehicle list has been released. aaa's best cars for dogs. in the luxury category, the bmw 3 series wagon gets the nod. among the reasons, rubber mats and sturdy dividers that can keep the dog comfortably confined to the cargo area. the forester listed. huge cargo capacity and plenty of points to security a kennel. the economical category, the niece son cube one of two selected because of the interior. it's surprisingly roomy and accommodating for even those larger breeds. i'm thinking there are a lot of people in the bay area say it
makes sense and buy that car. >> about time. a lot of pet owners buy their vehicle because of what's comfortable for their pets. 5:56 our time. >> is this the start of the digital wallet? the new program that could have you paying for your groceries with your smart phone. >> plus an investigation uncovers troubling information about a police shooting in the south bay. the discovery that has halted the police hunt for pot farms in santa clara county. >> also the illegal drug market has taken a huge hit this morning. i'm theresa garcia live in gilroy. hundreds of pounds of methamphetamine, also cocaine seized in gilroy. we'll let
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