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right. for example, take a look at that hill. you can see smoke coming up from it. go up over and past that where the fire was burning you get to black hawk. this could have been a disaster but it's not. 100% containment could come this afternoon. >> robert was out this morning surveying the damage done to the land all around his house on this side of mount diablo. >> i'm the house they saved. the guys come around, nice job of saving the property. fire department right there. >> this morning it's mostly smoke and occasional pocket of fire on this side of the fire still burning in other spots. but after a productive attack overnight by 200 firefighters aided by weather conditions, crews have this 375 acre fire going in the right direction. >> overnight we got most of the flame out. heat intensity is down a lot. mostly have just mop-up,
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especially towards the hill of fire which we're at now. >> the unit was first to respond. they found a power pole across the road and had to wait for pg&e to cut power before getting any water on the flames but six air tankers and three helicopters were all called in in the first hour. one chief says without that this could have been a 1500 acre fire. on the ground rolling burning had firefighters repeating their efforts. >> work back and material down below us, we'd have to go back down, extinguish it and work back up the hill. >> robert didn't have that much time to talk to us. he had neighbors to check on. >> i have to check done a little old lady. did you see that little old lady down the road? >> i didn't. >> i gotta go check on her. >> the cause this have fire is under investigation. that downed power line is a possibility. the firefighters say they're going to be out here today and
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tomorrow just to be on the safe side and again 80% contained right now, 100% containment expected this afternoon. terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> thanks very much. high fire danger will keep allen rock regional park in san jose closed for a second day. temperatures topped 100 degrees there yesterday. park officials say they'll decide what do do the rest of the week on a day-to-day basis. >> residents felt the impact. >> the smoke didn't mix out whatsoever. it hung in the valleys south of mount diablo which is where i live. you can smell it. smelled like a campfire outside. because it was 103, we had the air conditioner on and that was drawing some of the smoke in the house and i woke up with ash all over my car. a little too close to comfort. smoky north at 3 upping up to 9. look at that temperature, 91.
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expecting a high of 106. east bay valley, santa clara valley, the north bay valleys where the heat will reach triple digits again and will be dangerous through at least 8:00. even though it's not become to be quite as hot as yesterday, we have some records that could fall. 88 oakland, 85 san francisco. still very warm. 96 san jose today. 103 in concord. would be a recovered high as would napa's 100. half moon bay 74. the coolness made it to the monterey bay. i'll show you that. >> bart trains are again reporting some delays already this morning. officials say it's likely heat-related. overall bart expects delays today because it's slightly cooler and crews made many repairs overnight. there were delays during the evening commute because trackside equipment overheated in several locations. operators were forced to run trains on manual mode going over
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25 mph. even worse, air conditioning failed on trains yesterday. bart says if you experience that today, report it to the operator. and the heat could cause problems for caltrain riders again today as well. the heat could soften the rails exposing them to possible damage so yesterday they ordered trains to slow down to reduce pressure on the tracks. >> now, in southern california, crews are hoping to keep a wildfire from reigniting near instate five. shot before rural county, this fire has been knocked down significantly. it was a much different story yesterday. flames charred 1300 acres and forced 200 people out of their homes. evacuation orders have been lifted. so far no one's been hurt and no secures have burn. >> a strike by workers has had a big impact on trash service. 12 members of teamsters are staging a two-day strike against the ox mountain waste transfer
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station and landfill in half moon bay bay. however, some 300 other union drivers and workers of allied waste, including these in san carlos, have decided to honor the picket line. this means there will be no residential trash pickup in most of san mateo county in the next two days. the county has a phone message urging its customers to be patient. >> a labor dispute not related to the san jose division. it should be resolved in the next 48 hours. we will begin serving as soon as possible. we ask you leave your can out and it will be serviced by sunday, august 29th. >> new home sales have hit their slowest pace since the government began keeping records back in 1963. sales were down 12.4% in july from a monthly earlier. that report comes a day after the government reported that existing home sales fell to their lowest level in decades. experts blame the big drop on the expiration of the
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president's tax credit as well as cash-strapped consumers. >> they're going to pay down debt, they're going to save money. if they're going to spend money, it's only honenecessities. >> creates on the average three jobs per year for a year. generates about $90,000 in taxes. mortgage applications rose another 5% last week as thousands of borrowers are trying to refinance at lowest interest free in decades. they have done little to boost home sales which have been hurt by high unemployment, slow job growth and strict credit requirements. >> right now in san francisco, a confirmation hearing just got underway for governor schwarzenegger's nominee for chief justice. a judge is expected to win easy approval from the three-member commission on judicial
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appointments. the panel has received two dozen letters and bipartisan support for the nominee. if approved by voters in november, he will be the first philippinesna/american to be on the california supreme court. the sacramento native will replace chief giusti vaughan george who plans to retire january 2nd. >> still ahead, tiger woods ex-wife tells her story for the first time. what she says really happened the night of tiger's s.u.v. accident. >> actress lindsay lohan is out of rehab early but not done with her punishment. i spend three hours on my homework -- or at least that's what my mom thinks. with high speed internet from at&t, i get my homework done fast, leaving me time to download movies and music and chat wh frids
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >> tiger woods' ex-wife elin is making a big slash in "people magazine" speaking for the first time about his sex scandal and their relationship. the reporters asked tiger about it this morning at the barkley's open. >> it's a sad time and we're going through it right now. and as far as my game and practicing, you know, that's been secondary. we're trying to get our kids situated, too, to our new living conditions and how that's gonna be. that's where our focus is at right now. >> while tiger struggles to regain his golf game, elynn says she hasn't been able to hide her sorrow from her daughter who asked, mommy, where's your boo
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boo. >> he lynn told "people magazine" about when she discovered her husband was being unfaithful. >> i felt stupid. how could i have not known anything. the 30-year-old mother of two opened up for the first time about the past nine months and about the divorce that was finalized on monday. initially i thought we had a chance and we tried really hard elynn says but without trust and love it couldn't work. >> they seemed really adult about the this, went through counseling together to see how they were parenting these children. but the marriage is clearly over. they tried many, many months but there's just no trust in the their marriage now. >> wanted to set the report straight about what really happened in the moments that led up to that infamous car crash, pictures of which were captured by a website. there was never any violence
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inside and outside our home. the former couple will share parenting of three-year-old alexis and 19-month-old charlie. i've been through hell. as for whether she can forgive tiger, i'm going to be completely honest and tell you i am working on it and i know i will get there eventually. >> she has no intention of publicly speak bodega this again. she hopes she and her children can have the privacy they need to adjust to their new lives. abc news, new york. >> lindsay lohan was ordered to go to a rigorous outpatient program. she will get psychotherapy and addiction counseling sessions several times a week until november. also she will undergo frequent drug testing. she spent two weeks in jail for violating her probation in the 2007 drug case but the judge did give her incentive today. she dismissed two drug counts she pleaded guilty to in the
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drug case she will be taken off supervised probation if she complies with his orders. >> mike is am could go up next to talk about when this heat wave will really break. >> i think along the coast in some areas today but the rest of us probably tomorrow. wait until you see the weekend. could feel a lot like fall. mount diablo, you can see much cleaner air as the firefighters get that contained. we'll talk about that 20 to 30 degree drop and when it gets to your neighborhood in a few minutes. >> former president jimmy carter makes a rare visit to north korea. >> using a smart phone to fight crime. one man stops a burglar from breaking in when he was away on vacation. [ female announcer ] mission presents well-rounded family meals for $10.
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♪ former president jimmy carter is in north korea on a mission to bring home an imprisoned american. the former president was at the airport and greeted by a top envoy. the trip is aimed at winning the freedom of a boston man
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sentenced to eight years in prison for entering the communist country illegally in january. >> it seems americans are trying to balance their need to get away with saving money this labor day weekend. aaa says it expects 34 million people to travel at least 50 miles from home during this holiday period this year. that's up 10% from 2009. >> but still below the number of travelers in 2008. people will take shorter trips. the rounds trip-average is 4635 miles compared to last year as 645 miles with more than 90% traveling by car. >> here in the bay area, you just can't win with the weather. first it was too cold, then it's too hot and now people want to know when it's going to cool off. >> even during a drought it rains once in a while. even though this is the coolest august in some areas we still have heat once in a while. trying to take care of everybody. down in san jose, riding around on bikes early this morning. folks out enjoying the comforts
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of the early morning air when it was still in the 70s and the low 80s. now let's take a look. you can see all the way to san francisco and the bay bridge, how clean the air is. still a little haze. you expect it with high pressure and the sinking of the atmosphere. but we'll take a different perspective. we talked about how the winds would come back to the coast. now they've made it into san francisco. temperatures today in san francisco, i'm now thinking will probably be 20 degrees cooler than yesterday. that's in the mid to upper 70s which is still pretty warm. but that right there the is definitely a picture of relief as the winds are blowing from west to east which means the sea breeze is back along the coast into san francisco. also if you're going to at&t park, 12:45 the first pitch, mid-70s most of the afternoon with sunshine so be careful from the sun. let's take a different perspective and show you where the marine layer clouds are. just creeping up big sur and heading into the monterey bay. now, we're going to get squeezed by both of these over the next
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12 hours. once you see the clouds in the morning hours, that's when you know the relief is here. 75 oakland, still low to mid-80s around the bay and into the north bay valley. same with san jose and low to mid-90s in the east bay valley. around the monterey bay, look how much more comfortable it is now than yesterday. 69 santa cruz. low 70s monterey bay. see the breeze in half moon bay and san francisco. 13 degrees cooler than 24 hours ago. everybody else out side there in the north bay, it's warmer. that's why we have dangerous heat, especially our inland areas today. cooling breeze returning to the coast. start in the east bay valleys where the hottest weather is, over 100. concord 103. that's a record. oakland's record a little more iffy east the breeze picks up. hayward possible, 92. we'll be in the mid-90s to near 100 in the south bay with 96 san jose, pretty close to a record. millbrae 88, low to mid-90s for the rest of the peninsula. mid-70s along the coast.
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probably reached your highs already with temperatures holding stead if not dropping this afternoon with that sea breeze. downtown san francisco, don't think we'll make 85 now. probably upper 70s. 88 sausalito, up to 100 santa rosa, 100 names the record high. 100 gilroy. 84 watson vil, salinas possibly a record high 86. here's the comfort. look, temperatures back in the 50s and 60s tonight. look at the clouds lining up along the coast. that's when you know the marine layer's back and the free air conditioning. the reason why? our areas of high pressure are moving to the east. they're losing their grip on us and with this onshore flow -- offshore flow, land breeze weakening, that's where we'll start to see the winds take over into our all neighborhoods and that will start tonight. tomorrow's temperatures around bay, we drop nearly 15 degrees. drop another 10 to 15 degrees friday, possibly another 2 degrees inland on saturday. going to feel a lot like fall
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saturday like it did last saturday. maybe even cooler with temperatures dropping 20 to 30 degrees compared to now. a little warming trend for next week but nothing like this. >> what a change from now to the weekend. >> thank you. >> you bet. >> we are learning about yet another series of vandalized plants. just the latest. park officials say nine newly planted tea trees were cut at their base on parker city boulevard. that's not far where three does rose bushes were destroyed last week. 40 trees have been cut down since may. undercover police are patrolling the areas hoping to catch the vandaling responsible. a $2,000 is offered in this case. >> a dallas texas man credits an i-phone app for keeping his home safe. he was 15 miles away from his house in connecticut when his
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app sent him a text message alerting him that motion detectors from his security system was going off. he checked the i-phone to see the webcam installed. >> i checked the footage. we see in real time guys this this area and they had just broken in. i said holy cow, we gotta call 9-1-1. >> he called 9-1-1. police showed up a few minutes later. unfortunately theburg lars were already gone after being scared off by the home's alarm system. >> google earth, a mapping program, introducing a major upgrade. now google earth underwater. shows what the earth looks like neither the ocean surface. hundreds of pictures from contributors that can't wait to share their undersea adventures. >> up next bob dylan's plan to keep ticket prices low. >> why it could mean hundreds of fans in san frfrfrfrfrfrfrfrfrfr
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>> today on oprah at 4:00, overcoming sex addiction. at 5:00, targeted treatment for aggressive melanoma. it's proving to be very effective. and "7 on your side" helps expedite a hefty late mortgage payment to stop a foreclosure from going through. those stories and more later at 5:00. >> finally bob dylan fans have to sweat it out if they want to see the music legend perform in san francisco tonight. >> playing one of his most intimate shows in years just for 2200 people. >> every ticket still available but to get one you have to stand in line at the concert venue and pay in cash 60 bucks per ticket.
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>> fans are told they can't line up until noon. a few diehards already started gathering. a long wait a head. tickets don't go on sale until 5:30. >> din lanes says it keeps fans from having to pay any ticket surcharge. gotta bring water bottles with them while they wait. >> you have a big function in livermore this weekend. >> i do. >> family sunday. >> i hope you raise a lot of money and it will be probably the mid to upper 70s. >> livermore? >> yeah, sunday. >> not today. mighty oprah: inside the hidden world of sex addiction rehab. no touching, no pornography, no sex. cameras capture every moment. thousands of women. is t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t that's my dad back there.
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