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mateo. we'll let you know what one local school district decided last night. >> a live look from downtown san francisco. the clouds are here. the marine layer, the cool breeze continues. we'll talk about how much cooler it's going to be and where we expect the drizzle tomorrow. >> good morning. the road work has been cleared off the upper deck on the bay bridge. still following an injury crash in palo alto. details in a few minutes. >> 5 a.m. on this friday morning. good friday morning. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. oakland police asking for the community's help stunning a city that's seen more of its share. a vigil last night to remember a 13-year-old boy gunned down on his way home. terry mcsweeney is live at the oakland police headquarters. terry? >> oakland police are asking for the public's help because they have nothing to go on. they have no suspects, they have no leads. although they do have plenty of controversy. i'll get to the that in a little bit. last night that vigil you were
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talking about going on for 13-year-old javan clark. he was shot on 61st avenue. a friend called to ask for help getting gas. javan and his brother went to help. relatives are saying that it was a setup. the whole thing was set up to get javan out of the house so he could be shot. he died a few blocks from the middle school where he was a track star. on monday he was supposed to start school at skyline high. wednesday he would have turned 14. that's not gonna happen now, obviously. shootings out here are not unusual and some young folks say it's just a tough place to live. >> hard times out here, that's all. i just gotta watch over myself and pray to god that i can live another day. >> chilling words from a young person. the backdrop on all this is hours before javan was killed, oakland police union issued a statement saying that crime is up since the city laid off 80 police officers last month to
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bridge a $40 million deficit. a union rep says he's not trying to say that more police mean fewer homicides, but city councilman if a went tease is saying it's nothing more than square tactics to get 80 officers rehired. right now a war of words going on. the main point of this story, that police are looking for people who help them with the killing that took place wednesday night about 9:30 on bancroft near 61st. if you have anything, oakland p. d. would love to hear from you. live in oakland, terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> 5:02 now. this morning a local school district is joining the move meant to defeat a state ballot measure that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana and district officials hope other school administrations will join them. theresa garcia is live at the san mateo union high school district headquarters. >> it is not common to hear that school districts get political
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here and take some action but this is really taking a turn here. you've got one local school district saying we're going to take a stand against the ballot measure asking californians to legalize pot use. they're not at our schools, taking a stand and want others statewide to join them. san mateo union high school board members met to discuss whether to form an official opinion about proposition 19. that's the november ballot measure which aims to legalize adult recreational use of pot. at the heart of the discussion was whether it would hurt students, staff and schools. one trustee was worried if it passless people can start growing pot inside their homes which may be near a school. marijuana proponents don't believe growing the plants for personal use will harm students. >> definitely not something to be concerned about. it's like any other plant. it's not some kind of dangerous thing that's going to cause a problem in the neighborhood. >> this is not a tomato. it's a drug.
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there's a big difference. >> well, school board trustees worry that unlike alcohol there's no way to measure how high someone is at work and anyone over 21 could legally have an ounce of pot in their possession. it's possible federal funding could be in jeopardy if a staffer brings pot to work. because that's a violation of the act. prop 19 has certain rules written in which would lawfully protect any use or association for people under 18, the recreational use of it. but now that san mateo has taken some action, you've got west contra costa school district joining in. their board is now going to review this resolution as well. live in san mateo, theresa garcia, abc 7 news. >> thank you. in san francisco a city commission will discuss a recreation inform little pot growers. the oversight committee says the public health department has a list of medical marijuana
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growers but it doesn't share information with police. that's led to confusion after police find marijuana and arrest growers only to find out later it was legal. >> redwood city public works department says it isn't going to say how long it will take to repair a sewer pipe. people are being warned to avoid any contact with the lagoon. tainted homes will need extensive decontamination. authorities don't know what caused that pipe to burst but one neighbor says it may have something to do with recent sewer line work. >> raises a question in my mind, it's a failure related to recent work or something else. >> the runoff sewage is being pumped into tanker trucks and transported to a sewage treatment plant. >> another smelly problem, a 48 hour strike by trash collect ares in san mateo county ends
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this morning. san mateo, hills bro and burlingame. 300 trash collectors with allied waste walked off wednesday in support of a strike of a dozen landfill workers. the strike ends today but there's a backlog and some people won't get garbage picked up until sunday. meg whitman pulled ahead of jerry brown. she's supported by 48% of likely voters. a rasmussen poll earlier this month had brown leading wittman. >> breast cancer screenings for thousands of uninsured women is headed to governor schwarzenegger's desk. the every woman counts program is funded with tobacco taxes and federal dollars. the falling sales forced them to
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restrict eligible in january. the bill would provide money from the program from the state budget. >> 5:06 now. time to talk about the cooldown which is in full effect mike was telling us about. >> happy to push the off button. >> i was happy, i'm sure the motor inside was happy and pg&e is going to be unhappy i'm not paying the extra. >> let's take a look how big that cooling trend was. good morning to you. tuesday, we start in the hundreds in santa rosa, san rafael. we were in the upper 90s in san francisco, oakland. well over 100 in livermore and san jose. yesterday compared to tuesday we dropped 37 degrees in san francisco. 32 in oakland. 31 san rafael, 33 santa rosa. about 18 in livermore. and san jose dropped nearly 24 degrees over a 48 hour spread. dramatic difference in the temperatures. and what feels like outside and looks like. we still have clouds around the bay this morning. about 8:00 mid to upper 50s in most neighborhoods.
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we'll have sunshine everywhere by noon. even the coast getting in on sunshine where it will be slightly warmer today while the rest of us are pretty close to yesterday's temperatures. mid to upper 60s around the bay at noon. low 70s in the south bay with mid to upper 70s in the north and east bay valleys. by 4:00 upper 70s to low 80s in the east bay valleys. low 70s around the bay. mid 70s in the south bay, north bay and low to mid-60s from half moon bay into san francisco. your accu-weather seven-day forecast, starting cloudy and breezy tomorrow with drizzle likely. even along the coast in the afternoon and then drier on sunday, about 2 degrees warmer and then we keep warming about another 10 to 15 degrees by wednesday. good morning, megan. >> good morning. we're going to start in the south bay with a live look in san jose at 101. those headlights are moving northbound. no problems here. this is at the 880 overcrossing but a couple other incidents on northbound 101 in the watsonville area. northbound 1011 closed at
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hollister road due to a crash involving an overturned big rig. detours are in place there. up the peninsula in palo alto on northbound 101, oregon expressway, the earlier injury crash that had the two left lanes blocked has been cleared. a map now where we have a car fire in solano county at slum bus parkway. the car is fully engulfed in flames and that's on the right-hand shoulder. >> 5:09. >> have you ever had the itch to own your own fighter jet senator. >> can't say i have. >> for those of us that have, here's your chance to see what a world war ii buff is offering next. >> how to send in a rare budget surplus, a plan to save you money by not spending it. >> fed chairman ben bernanke gives a major addresses and there are high expectations what he's about to say. >> if you have an i-phone or an
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepw good morning, everyone. 5:12 on the abc 7 morning news. a live look at traffic at interstate 680 in walnut creek near the boulevard ramp. i got from home not that far from here, chilly and a little breezy out there. a big switch-a-roo from earlier in the week. bart's board has voted to spend millions in surplus funds to
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give riders a break and spruce up trains as well. the board decided to use $4.5 million in surplus money to keep ticket prices where they are until the middle of 2012. those fares normally go up once every two years to keep pace with inpolice station. they voted to put $4.3 million surplus into a capital reserve fund. that will be used to pay for air conditioning, new carpeting and new floors in bart trains. >> the upcoming bankruptcy of the home video rental business marks the end of an era. block buster said it's preparing to file for chapter 11 next month. the chain that once dominated the home video rental bills has racked up a billion dollars in debt. customers are moving from renting retail locations and to online rental services like net flex and movies on demand. they hope to come back after restructuring and continue to offer new movies. >> a revision of economic growth is due today and expected to
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show a serious stumble. economists forecast growth in the april to june period will be cut almost in half and that raises the bar on a speech today by the chairman of the federal reserve. john hendron has more. >> ben bernanke has some explaining to do. in a major address today, analysts say the head of the federal reserve needs to boost confidence in the stalled economy. a new sign shows a weakening housing market as wall street opens down below 10,000 for the first time in two months and the taxpayer republican in the house is calling for the president to fire his economic theme. >> this cannot continue. i've had enough. >> a report thursday shows the first decline in jobless claims in a month but investors focussed on the big picture driving the dow down 74 points over fears of a sputtering economy the white house plans to explain. the bad news keeps coming including a 27 drop in sales of
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preowned homes. bernanke is expected to offer his outlook on the economy and explain what the fed plans to do to halt the slide. so far wall street is uni am pressed. john hendron, abc news, washington. >> netflix is now trying to lure i-phone and i-pot touch owners. netflix is offering a streaming video app for the apple devices. that means anyone with an i-phone who subscribes to the netflix could stream and one one of the 20,000 movies or shows in netflix library. net books has been moving aggressively to expand its mobile offerings as it faces more competitors. >> for just $175,000, you or some lucky buyer could have your own private plane and satisfy your top gun fantasies at the same time. wolf aviation of stockton is selling this cold war era saab jet fighter.
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when it was new, this plane could fly twice the speed of sound and 65,000 feet. the stockton plane is a bit of a fixer upper though. you know, the 30 millimeter cannon has been removed and the air to air missiles deactivated and the spare parts, including one of the engines were sold for a storage bill. you may have to put the $10 million into it but once you do, you'll have the fastest plane in your neighborhood. >> start up a fund for him. you know he wants it. >> he wants it bad. you got a dollar? >> yeah. >> me, too. me, too! >> we got this started. >> you guys are sweet. thank you very much. >> a good day to fly? soo could be a little breezy, a little choppy at times but fine getting out of sfo early but could be different later this morning as there's a little fog and low clouds hanging around. another typical cooler than average summer day around the bay.
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let's take a look at those temperatures. it's 48 in santa rosa right now. mid to upper 50s in most neighborhoods. and even antioch now hangin' around about 63 degrees. monterey bay, low to mid-50s for you and even inland. let's talk about highlights. starting today even at the coast where it will be slightly warmer. the rest of us close to yesterday's temperatures. clouds and drizzle, they develop tonight as a cold front draws near. that will bring us breezy and cool conditions over the weekend. once it passes, look for warmer weather next week. for today we're in the low to mid-70s in the south bay. santa clara 74. campbell at 77. upper 60s from millbrae, san mateo, redwood city menlo park southward. low 60s along the coast today but a little breezy. same thing downtown san francisco breezy but mid-60 fortes you. 67 sausalito, breezy along the north bay beaches hovering around 60 degrees. inland, petaluma, vallejo the upper 70s with low 80s
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everywhere else. east bay shore breezy for richmond and berkeley. temperatures in the upper 60s for you. oakland southward low to mid-70s and hercules about 74. east bay valleys today low to mid-80s, like 82 dublin and walnut creek to 83 in danville and pleasanton. 80 degree temperatures gilroy, 76 hollister, 72 santa cruz and sunshine around monterey bay, breezy here and 64 in monterey. low to mid-50s north bay valleys, mid to upper 50s the rest of us, clouds gathering and the drizzle developing. a cold front diving down from canada and the gulf of alaska bringing some unseasonably cool air. let's put a timetable on it for you. 5:00 this morning seems fairly clear as far as upper level clouds. by 12:00 we have sunshine. by the evening hours we have sunshine but the temperature will drop rapidly once the sun sets because of the dry air. you can see the increase in
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clouds, drizzle around 8:00 tomorrow morning and then the showers that stay mainly offshore and possibly touching parts of the north bay. most of us should be dry by tomorrow afternoon. accu-weather seven-day forecast, about 2 to 3 degrees warmer on sunday. still breezy and calmer conditions and warmer conditions as the marine layer washes out and nearly 10 to 12 degrees warmer by the middle parts of next week. have a great weekend. here's megan. >> road work is the only thing that may slow you down. starting with a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza where you find no delays making your way through the tolls and heading into san francisco. we have road work in pleasanton, eastbound 580. a couple lanes blocked between hacienda drive and the boulevard. maps shows where that road work is located. everything moving at the limit through that area. solano county, eastbound 80, there's road work there as well between highway 12 and air base parkway. if you're taking malls transit, everything looking good. for the latest traffic updates,
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go to our website, it's click on the traffic link under abc 7 extras. eric, kristen. >> megan, thank you very much. it's 5:20. >> just aheadon the morning news, the good samaritan that's coming forward to rescue san francisco's italian heritage parade. >> and pricey pork. the special ham worth the $100,000 a pound.
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welcome back on this friday morning. 5:23. san francisco's italian heritage parade will go on as planned thanks to a big donation. bank of america is donating $25,000 to the event. parade organizers say if the bank hadn't come forward, the parade might not have happened.
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it's fitting that b of a was the business that decided it could help. >> founded the bank of america as the bank of italy on columbus avenue. and its roots were here in north beach. and in the very real sense, he never left north beach. >> san francisco's first italian heritage parade took place in 1869 which makes it the oldest italian american civic event in the country. the parade takes place on october 10th, the sunday before columbus day. >> now the morning must reads. you know sunday marks the five-year anniversary of hurricane "katrina." the tribune looks at the transition for hurricane survivors. a couple thousand survivors settled here in the bay area after the disaster killed 1800 in new orleans. the transplants continue to face challenges. one woman's teen daughter was shot and killed in oakland last year. one man now in east oakland likes it here and never wants to move back. >> "u.s.a. today" asks does
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class size really matter. children are returning to school with more classmates because of budget cuts. some say despite conventional fears, research doesn't show significant performance when you go from 25 to 30 kids but others say it's a slippery slope that will lead to huge classes. >> the san jose mercury news has a tip for online gameers. you can win vichfall currency by watching ads. virtual bucks you need to play games like social city by watching a four-minute butterfinger ad or signing up for a new netflix account. some believe this kind of advertising makes a deeper connection between brand and audience. we posted a linking to complete articles on our website, >> and now the story of a pig who really brought home the bacon in kentucky. now, the -- no, that's miss kentucky. she's beautiful carrying the
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blue ribbon from the state fair in louisville. the ham is auctioned off every year at a breakfast and this year it fetched $1.6 million for charity. that's a 16 pound ham. you do the math, that's $100,000 a pound. the previous record was $1.3 million. >> wow! i think it should come with a picture of the actual pig. >> the late pig? something to remember him by? >> exactly. >> yeah. 5:36. >> still ahead, the child porn investigation that's led to the arrest of an east bay soccer coach. >> i'm terry mcsweeney live in oakland where police are asking for your help to solve the killing of a 13-year-old boy. a controversy that has rekindled the issue of cops versus crime. those stories coming up after the break. >> and the furniture giant tries to streamline its shopping experience in the east bay. coming up why some of its neighbors say the surprise is just too high. >> as we look at the high temperatures across the lower 48, a couple areas stick out. denver at 97 and phoenix at 97
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>> a 13-year-old murder victim is being remembered as a wonderful kid. is the police ask the public for help finding his killer. >> the headlines, a bay area school district takes a stand against a controversial ballot proposal that would legallize marijuana. >> and despite opposition by neighbors, the emeryville planning commission gives ikea the okay to build a giant warehouse just blocks from the store. opponents say their battle is not over. >> we are awaking to mainly
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cloudy conditions around the bay and cool temperatures. we will all see sunshine this afternoon. a little breezy. talk about that cold front that could bring drizzle to your neighborhood. >> good morning. it's friday light on our bay area roadways. there is a major problem through the watson vil area though. >> it's friday. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. it's going to take help from the public to find the gunman that shot and killed a 13-year-old oakland boy. police are pleading with witnesses to come forward with leads. terry mcsweeney is live at oakland police headquarters. terry, there was an emotional vigil last night? >> there certainly was. and the people at that vigil would join police in asking anyone who knows anything about this killing that took place wednesday night to come forward because right now investigators don't have much to go on. it happened on bancroft near 61st avenue where clark was shot in the head wednesday night.
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he was on his way to help a friend who had called to say he'd run out of gas. was javan being set up for a hit? relatives say yes and that he was robbed of $2 by the gunman who was on foot. we'd love to find out about the middle school track star postmortem. >> he was a cool kid. he didn't do nothing. >> he ran track. he beat the teachers. >> this most recent violence in oakland has spawned a controversy over recent police layoffs. 80 cops laid off in july. the police union saying that crime is up since last july and while more cops don't necessarily mean fewer killings, more cops can only help. councilwoman says this is nothing more than a scare tactic. police officers, city council members all chiming in on this
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issue. as far as javan clark is concerned, he would have started high school monday, would have turned 14 next wednesday. terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> terry, thanks a lot. a livermore soccer coach is in custody this morning charged with possessing child pornography. he was the head coach of a girl's soccer team. they found dozens of lewd photos on his home computer. they've been investigating him for three months. he's being held at the jail on $40,000 bail. police say none of the photos appear to be of local children, but investigators are still examining them. >> a local school board has voted to officially oppose proposition 19. that's the november ballot measure that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana. officials from the san mateo high school district hope their vote last night will convince school officials across the state to do the same thing. they worry people will start growing pot inside their homes which might be close to a
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school. prop 19 doesn't prohibit adults from possessing marijuana on campus. growing pot plants near a school say supporters isn't dangerous. >> fueling the debate over recent firefighter cuts and the time it takes to respond to blaze. a house on del monte place was destroyed and pets inside were killed during the worst of the early morning fires yesterday. no one was hurt in that blaze or in another that destroyed a home on rockdale drive. fire also damaged a construction company. the debate whether it took crews too long to move between the fires. >> for the first time in nearly two months, governor schwarzenegger called in capital leaders for a budget meeting. the governor met yesterday with democratic and republican leaders from the senate and the assembly. it lasted less than an hour and it was called positive. the state is looking at issuing iou's because of an impasse what to do about a $19 billion budget
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deficit. >> several angry residents say they'll appeal a planning commission's decision to allow furnishing giant ikea to open a warehouse blocks from its existing store. they voted to allow ikea to move forward. some residents don't want it to expand. they say the warehouse will cause more traffic in the neighborhood and pose safety risks to cyclists and children. >> there's no way it's not going to drastically reduce our quality of life. >> we've always worked with the city. we have always acted in good faith with the city. >> the residents say the fight is not over. they plan to appeal the decision to the city council. >> 5:34 now on this friday morning. go on, turn off the air and those fans and just open the window and enjoy. >> some places, go ahead, turn on the heater. >> yeah, right, mike? >> cool in some area. we're talking significantly cooler. almost 40 degrees cooler in the
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afternoon than back on tuesday. let's break down today. good morning to you. we made it to friday. looks like we're going to see a lot of sunshine. clouds hanging around this morning. mid to upper 50s, even a 60 here and there at 8:00. by noon the winds will kick up. thin enough the clouds will dissipate. low to mid-60s from the coast through san francisco. oakland upper 60s. by 4:00 still seeing sunshine along the coast into san francisco with low to mid-60s. upper 60s to low 70s around the bay. mid-70s in the south bay. east bay valleys, upper 70s to low 80s. mid to upper 70s in the north bay valleys. as far as the game tonight at at&t park, cold weather is back. breezy and cool. first pitch at 7:15. temperature 62 dropping to 58. accu-weather seven-day forecast, breezy tomorrow with drizzle in the morning and lingering at the coast in the afternoon. maybe a stray shower in the north bay and then sunday drier
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and just a couple degrees warmer. but by wednesday of next week we should be about 8 to 10 degrees warmer as the heat's going to try to linger into the early parts of next week. megan, good morning. >> good morning. happy friday. we don't have problem spots on our bay area roadways. let's start with a live look in contra costa county. this is walnut creek, 680. taillights moving southbound near the north main exit. no problems here making your way into the san ramon valley. if you're commuting along the east shore freeway this morning, let's get a live look. this is interstate 80 heading through the berkeley area. headlights moving westbound. right now the drive time from the carquinez bridge to the maze just a light 19 minutes. there is a problem to be on the lookout for commuting on northbound 101 through the watsonville or salinas area. it's closed between highway 156 and hollister road and this is due to a crash involving an overturned big rig. eric, kristen. >> megan, thank you very much. 5:36. >> still ahead, the problem that
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>> a compromise may be in the for the surf competition. they have feuded about how the contest should be run. the san francisco examiner reports the two have been working together and have had talks. if they do reach an agreement, it could delay a september 1st decision by the county that was supposed to determine which group should control the competition. >> alma dean lake will remain off limits because of a toxic algae bloom. the bloom has still not subsided. picnic areas, trails and playgrounds remain open to visitors. >> three in custody after a high-speed chase in oakland that came to a dramatic end. they were in this white pickup truck which had been reported stolen. police say the driver took off when an officer tried to pull
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the vehicle over. police chased it until the truck hit a car at 20th street and 14th avenue. the truck ended up perched on the guy wire of a power pole. the three in the stolen pickup truck were not hurt but were arrested at the scene. >> 5:41 now. when it bmw's mini cooper not so mini? the bloomberg business report is straight ahead. >> i'm only 89 and i think it's a thrill! (laughter) >> making the best of a frightening airplane emergency in sacramento. more than a dozen people were hurt in this incident. >> plus the bendy straw stipulation and more in sarah palin's contract. >> and trapped alive a half mile underground. the first video of dozens of miners facing a very long wait for freedom.
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time for your california forecast. even though we're going to see sunshine along the coast, breezy and sunshine in eureka, 66 big sur. central valley cooling, 84 sacramento to mid-90s fresno and chico. let's head up to the sierra. thunderstorms possible saturday and even more so sunday as the temperature drops 20 in tahoe and yosemite down to about 87 sunday. l.a. increasing clouds and temperatures low 70s by sunday and upper 60s around san diego. kristen, eric. >> mike, thanks a lot. it's 5:44. >> a look at the stories we're following this morning. police in oakland say there's a reward of up to $15,000 for information that leads them to a
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teenager boy's killer. 13-year-old javan clark was gunned down wednesday on his way home from trying to help a friend. >> a peninsula school board voted to oppose proposition 19, the november ballot measure, that would legallize the recreational use of marijuana. last night san mateo union high school district unanimously passed a rests lution opposing prop 19. they hope it will convince school officials across the state do the same. >> emeryville several angry residents say they will appeal a planning commission decision to allow furniture giant ikea to open a warehouse a few blocks from its existing store. the residents plan to appeal the decision to the city council. we'll have the latest on all those stories at 6:00. >> 16 passengers aboard a jetblue flight are recovering from injuries they suffered after a hard landing. the plane experienced a problem with its brakes and blew two tires as it hit the runway. the tires briefly caught fire.
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the 86 passengers and five crew members had to escape by inflatable emergency slides. five people had to be taken to the hospital with moderate injuries. some passengers took the incident in stride. >> we had to come down the chute. it was pretty exciting. i'm only 89 and i think it's a thrill! (laughter) >> the national transportation safety board is investigating. one passenger says that during takeoff in long beach, the tires just didn't feel right to him. >> she's not a flier. glenn beck supporters are making their way to washington d.c. where the talk show host will hold a rally tomorrow. beck toured the lincoln memorial yesterday. he will speak to hundreds of thousands of supporters. he will come on the anniversary of i have a dream speech and that has drawn criticism from
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civil rights groups. >> not else inially political, not racial, not anything. just the direction our country's headed. just down the wrong path. >> his attitude and his hatred of other people who don't agree with him is so obvious and blatant that there's no place for that in this spot right here. >> beck insists the rally is about supporting u.s. troops and not politics. former alaska governor sarah palin ises will expected to he speak. >> the contract released with sarah palin from her june speech. it's the result of a judge's order. this is the first time the entire nine-page document has been made public. in april some students found five pages detailing palin's travel plans in the campus trash bin. those pages match the document which lays out palin's $75,000 speaking fee. the contract stip lates that the former vice presidential candidate be flown in for the speech either first class or on
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a large private aircraft. part of the deal includes a requirement that her podium be stocked with two unhe opened water bottles and bendable straws. >> campground for labor day weekends are usually all booked by this time but not this year. if you're in the mood for a vacation among the trees, there are still openings for r. v.'s and tents all around california and nevada. the association of r. v. parks and campgrounds has parks with vacancies, many offering activities for kids. the locations range from the deserts to the high sierra and we've posted a link. go to our website at click on "7 on your side." >> as we head into labor day, things are cooling down for us. >> yeah, absolutely. let's take a look and show you what's going on outside now as we head into this weekend. look at that! we have the clouds spilling over the east bay hills. looks like the rushing rapids of cloud cover as we look back towards mount diablo. let's talk temperatures.
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all the way over near diablo at 61 antioch. for the warm spot. the cool spot santa rosa with fog and 48. the rest of us pretty much the mid to upper 50s. we have napa around 52. let's go to the monterey bay where the clouds are hanging around and temperatures in the mid-50s even inland to gilroy and salinas. sunny everywhere today and slightly warmer at the coast while the rest of us bask in the same type of temperatures we had yesterday. cold front coming close tonight. it will bring clouds and drizzle. and then it will bring us breezy and cool conditions this weekend and the possibility of drizzle along the coast saturday afternoon. and warmer weather once it passes for next week. east bay valley, some of the warmer weather here but low to mid-80s especially after this morning's start. no need for that air conditioner. low to mid-70s from oakland to fremont. even 74 hercules. the breeze will keep richmond and berkeley in the upper 60s. low to mid-70s most of the south bay. we'll take campbell, saratoga and los gatos upper 70s to near
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80. the breeze will keep millbrae and san mateo upper 60s while menlo park in the low to mid-70s. look at the coast. half moon bay at about 61. same thing with the sunset. on the bay side downtown, south san francisco, mid-60s. 60 at stinson beach, about 59 bodega bay but notice the cloud cover breezy here. inland upper 70s to near 80. monterey bay it will be breezy with sunshine, 64 monterey. near 70 around santa cruz and watsonville, gilroy and morgan hill 80 degrees. tonight clouds, they come back in. a little drizzle possible. mid to upper 50s for the bay into the east bay valleys and the south bay. low to mid-50s along the coast into the north bay valleys. we're watching the same cold front we talked about yesterday dropping down from the gulf of alaska bringing some unseasonably cool weather for our weekend. the breezes today will clear the clouds out. the breezes tomorrow are going to bring the clouds and the drizzle back. here's a look at 12:00 today.
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sunshine. we'll head to about 7:00, 8:00 this evening, sunshine. the clouds sneak in, the drizzle develops. especially the higher elevations and along the coast. mostly showers stay offshore into the north but a stray shower may make it to napa county tomorrow afternoon. watch the morning clouds roll away and then sunshine for most of tuesday, wednesday and thursday and temperatures may be a little above average, near 90 inland, 80 around bay, mid-60s at the coast. >> a problem in richmond. westbound 580 at bayview. a car drove off the freeway and into a ditch. waiting for a tow truck to arrive with a long enough cable to remove the car from the ditch. a live look at the commute in the south bay. this is san jose. a live shot of 280 right at the 17 overcrossing. traffic moving nicely here. no problems throughout the
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downtown san jose area. a big difference from yesterday when we had the fires right there in the same area. also in san jose, a live look at 101 at the 880 overcrossing. no problems coming out of morgan hill heading up the peninsula. you'll be aware northbound 101 is closed between highway 156 and highway 25. there's a sigalert there due to an overturned big rig. you can find the latest traffic information by going to our website. it's click on the traffic link under abc 7 extras. kristen. >> megan, thanks a lot. bare shoulders are out in the state assembly. no matter how hot temperatures get in sacramento. the sergeant at arms is notifying women of the new policy requiring them to wear something over their shoulders in the chamber. it's an unwritten policy that's still in development. the point is for all guests to dress professionally as the lawmakers do. by the way, appropriate attire for men is coat and tie. >> a local outsourcing company
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is helping people find virtual work they can do from their home computer. san francisco-based crowd cloud linking job seekers that have work to be done. people paid as little as a penny per task such as validating links on a website or $10 per page for writing a video script. they credit area paypal account the next day for completed projects. >> we are available to the stay at home mother, the retired professor, the precocious teenager. there's a lot of people that in any economy are really kind of locked out of traditional employment because they just can't fit it into their lives. >> cloud crowd has 35,000 registered workers. 80% of them in the u.s. >> the slowing economy has many consumers staying on the couch and getting their entertainment fix from home. >> here's jane king with the "moneyscope" report. >> good morning. the slowing economy has prompted many of us to cut back on eating out and buying name brand goods.
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so what are we spending money on when it comes to interat the same time? people are putting that money into home entertainment like cable tv. cable bills climbed about 8% on average in the second quarter to $123 a month. this on demand foreign digital recorders and premium channels like hbo. if you haven't begun back-to-school shopping, when you do, you may be rewarded with big bargains. walt, target are among the retailers offering deals on p backpacks and t-shirts. some delays shopping in the hopes of landing bargains like big pen eight packs for a penny or simply put off shopping because they didn't have the money. sending the dow below 10,000 for the first time in seven weeks. concern about financial stability and a slowdown in manufacturing. now, on tap today a speech on the economy from federal reserve chairman ben bernanke which may indicate new measures to
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stimulate the economy. today also serves up a report on economic growth. a new version of bmw's mini cooper will be no sought many as it tries to reach a new target: families. the auto maker plans to unveil a new vehicle in the u.s. the vehicle will have four doors and be the brand's biggest model ever. i'm jane king with the bloomberg business report. >> 5:55 now. former president jimmy carter is headed back to the u.s. this morning from north korea with the american teacher he went there to free. mr. carter's departure was festive. a little girl gave the former president some flowers and dignitaries smiled and waved. more waving than smiling as he boarded his plane. a north korean spokes woman says the leader agreed to grand am necessity to gomes of boston at carter's request. gomes had been jailed in north korea since january when he was arrested for illegally entering the country from china. gomes had been sentenced to eight years hard labor. >> for the first time we're
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seeing video of 33 miners trapped underground in chile. >> this miner says he's calm because he knows he will be rescued. the best video yet of the conditions faced by the 33 men trapped underground since the mine collapsed august 5th. gave a tour of where they eat, pray and brush their teeth. the government sent them a camera through a bore hole for communication. another small hole for food and a third provides ventilation. it could take up to four months to rescue them. >> two planets slightly smaller than saturn have been discovered orbiting a star 2,000 light years away. it's the first for the telescope whose mission is look for the size of planets passing in front of stars and it's the first discovery of multiple planets orbiting the same star other than our own, of course.
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while scientists hope it will find earth-like planets, these do not qualify. they're just too big and too hot. often those are gas giants that were meant to be stars but they started a chain reaction. >> but there could be others out there. keep looking. >> yes, there could. >> 5:57. just ahead at 6:00, avideo megastore that's warning customers its days may be numbered. >> cleaning up the mess. why the smell in many peninsula communities may improve today. >> i'm terry mcsweeney live in oakland where police are asking for your help in finding the killer of a 13-year-old boy. and if asking's not enough, they've got $15,000 for the right qáqáqáqáqáqáqáqáqáqáqáqáqr
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