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in. >> here's a look from ballmer peak this morning. look at the rush of clouds into the east bay valleys as we look towards mount diablo. these clouds will actually leave us. we'll have sunshine everywhere but even cooler conditions this weekend. i'll tell you where drizzle may fall on your saturday. >> no moiajor delays on our roadway but a sigalert in the watsonville area. >> i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. this morning we're learning more about the 13-year-old boy gunned down on an oakland street. >> terry mcsweeney joins us live from oakland police headquarters with more on the killing that's stunned an east bay community. terry? >> yeah, well, as we all know, oakland is a place where there is a lot of violence. there are a lot of killings. but this time a 13-year-old boy killed as he went to help a friend. it has really struck a nerve and police are asking the public for help. they're putting out a $15,000
reward for leading to the arrest of the killer. a vigil last night for javan. it was held where he was killed at bancroft avenue and 61st avenue. a friend called for help because he ran out of gas. javan and his brother went to help. relatives are saying the whole thing was a setup. he died blocks from the middle school where he was a track star. his coach and friends remember. >> to see something like this happen to a young man that was so energetic, you know. in other words, he was so full of energy is just heartbreaking. >> my friends dying left and right. i just hope to god that none of my other friends are. >> comment there from a 16-year-old boy. and the backdrop of this, hours before javan was killed, the oakland police issued a statement saying the crime is up
this july compared to last july following the layoff of 80 police officers. that was for a $40 million city budget gap. a union rep says he's not saying more police equals fewer homicides. and that led to a response from city councilmen saying this is nothing more than a scare tactic. other council members piling on, other officers now commenting on this. a big war of words about the significance of those police layoffs and would it have made a difference. what it comes down to, this young man clark would have been in skyline high school for his first day of class on monday and he would have been 14 next wednesday. live in oakland, terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> terry, thank you very much. it's 6:03. a 48-hour strike by trash collectors in san mateo county ends this morning. garbage is piled up at thousands of homes and businesses in san carlos, hillsdale and burlingame.
300 trash collectored with allied waste walked off to support a strike by landfill workers. workers will begin the cleanup. there's a big backlog and some people won't get their garbage picked up until sunday. >> this morning one of the bay area's bigger school districts is wading into the political debate over one of the most controversial issues on the upcoming november ballot: whether to legalize marijuana in california. theresa garcia is live at the san mateo union high school district headquarters with more why they're joining the debate. theresa? >> they're joining this debate because they worry even though legalizing pot use for adult personal use is certainly there, they're worrying about substance abuse and other problems at school. now they're taking action. this is resolution or proposition 19, resolution to oppose it. so what happened last night is the san mateo union high school district board 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 marijuana. at the heart of the discussion is whether it would hurt students, staff and schools. one concern if prop 19 passes, people can start growing pot inside their homes which may be near a school. but marijuana proponents don't belief growing plants for personal use will harm students. >> 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 enabled. >> it's a drug it's not a tomato. and there's a big difference. >> well, if prop 19 passes, anyone over 21 could legally have an ounce of pot in their possession although they cannot smoke it on campus. if a staffer brings pot to work, federal funding could be in jeopardy because it could mean a violation of the federal drug-free workplace act. trustees worry that unlike alcohol, there's no way to measure how high someone is at work. so the school movement to
politicize against prop 19 seems to be gaining momentum. >> it's 6:06. a city commission will discuss the creation of a new registry that will track legal pot growers. the oversight commit says the public health department currently has a list of medical marijuana growers but doesn't share that information with police. and that's led to confusion after police find marijuana and arrest the growers only to find out later it was a legal growing operation. >> bart has voted to spend millions in surplus funds to give riders a break on an upcoming fare increase 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 2012.
fares usually go up to keeps pace with inflation. they voted to keep a surplus into a capital reserve fund to pay for air conditioning, new carpeting and new floors in bart trains. >> now is the time to pay for your air conditioning because you won't need to use it so much. let's check with mike at 6:07 and see what the forecast looks like. >> mike? >> let's start off with the temperature. we're running 49 in santa rosa with some fog. 45 in novato. and check out oakland. antioch and los gatos around 60 with everybody else in the mid to upper 50s. now, these temperatures as you would guess are cooler than yesterday from 3 degrees cooler in concord and oakland and san jose. look at sunnyvale, 9 degrees cooler. novato 13 degrees cooler. let's break down how this translates into the afternoon hours. start with mostly cloudy conditions this morning. temperatures upper 50s to near 60 degrees. then we'll run up into, say, the low to mid-60s with sunshine
along the coast by noon. upper 60s near 70 around bay and by 4:00 looking at temperatures in the low to mid-60s with sunshine along the coast. upper 60s to near 70 around the bay. south bay mid-70s and north bay and east bay valleys upper 70s to near 80 degrees. accu-weather seven-day forecast, that cold front brings us clouds and cooler conditions and breezes tomorrow, even drizzle in the morning and along the coast in the afternoon. a stray shower in the north bay is possible. drier sunday and temperatures will warm nearly 6 to 12 degrees from monday into wednesday. megan, good morning. >> good morning. so far it's been friday light on our bay area roadways. we're going to start in the south bay with a live look into san jose. this is 101 at the 880 overcrossing. no problems economy your way out of march began hill and heading up the peninsula. but northbound 101 closed between highway 156 and highway 25. this is due to an overturned big rig so a sigalert in effect
there. road work in solano county eastbound. that should be cleared by about 7 a.m. and in mass transit, everything running on schedule this morning. eric, kristen? >> megan, thank you so much. >> just head, the new poll showing there's a new leader in the fight to be california's next governor. >> is it broke for blockbuster? the video chain's warning to the camera phone? man: i did. do you wanna go first? i've been waiting for this all day. ok, this is from... aunt stacey. introducing chase quickdeposit. just photograph the front and back of your check using the chase mobile app on your iphone, and hit send. it went through. this is so cool. this is so cool. you wanna try it? yea. ok. make a depositght. from anytime--make a det with your iphone. to mister and misses walker. why would they send my parents a check?
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earlier this month brown was leading 43 to 41%. >> the bankruptcy of a home market video ends an era. blockbuster filing for chapter 11 next month. it has racked up a $1 billion debt. customers are moving away from renting from retail locations and toward online rental services like netflix and movies on demand. blockbuster hopes to come back after restructuring and continue to offer new moves. while netflix is trying to lure i-pop and i-touch owners they are offering an app for apple devices. anyone who subscribes to netflix can scream and instantly watch one of the 20,000 movies or shows in netflix's library. they can watch tv shows over wi-fi or wireless connections. >> you don't have to stay inside watching movies because it's so hot outside get out and have
some fun. >> yard work possibly, get ready for warmer weather next week. good time to be outside this week because it will be cooler and kristen always likes to wear stylish jackets. >> for yard work? >> yes! you didn't know that? >> see, there you go. a nice hat to go with it. >> way to go. >> look at the fast-moving clouds over the east bay hills from ballmer peak towards diablo. a late surge of clouds taking over and keeping our temperatures in the mid to upper 50s in most neighborhoods. the clouds did make it into santa rosa. cloudy conditions around the monterey bay and inland with temperatures in the mid-50s. all right. our highlights. sunny today everywhere, even the coast. that's why it will be slightly warmer for you while the rest of us pretty much mirror yesterday's temperatures. approaching cold front will bring us clouds and drizzle. just about anywhere tonight but especially along the coast.
it will be breezy and cool this weekend because of that cold front and once it passes it will throw some warmer weather, actually feel more like summer but not as hot as what we jest dealt with. through the south bay today sunshine, 75 cupertino, possibly 80 los gatos. low to mid-70s from redwood city southward including menlo park on the peninsula. but the breeze from the ocean through the san bruno gap will keep millbrae in the upper 60s. sunshine but still breezy. south san francisco mid-60s. upper 60s sausalito. mid-70s san rafael and north bay valleys upper 70s to near 80. even with sunshine your beaches hover 60 degrees. the breeze keeps richmond and berkeley upper 60s from oakland southward to fremont low to mid-70s. castro valley 74. low to mid-80s in the east bay valleys today and low 80s morgan hill, 76 hollister. santa cruz sunshine and 72.
69 watsonville. 64 monterey. that front coming near to the coast, mid to upper 50s for the rest of us. let's see how this plays out. here's the low. look how fast it's moving. rapid descent on the jet stream and bringing some unseasonably cool weather that's been locked up in canada with it. here we look at dry conditions and sunshine this morning. same thing at noon. and then at about 7:00 this evening, the clouds creep in during the overnight. wake up to the clouds and drizzle. most of the showers stay offshore but you can see a stray one close to the north bay valleys so many afternoon. seven-day forecast, drier, calmer a little by sunday afternoon and temperatures jump 10 to 12 degrees starting tuesday through wednesday with morning and afternoon sunshine. megan? >> good morning. no need to rush if you're getting ready to leave the house. you should have a nice commute awaiting you. a live look in contra costa county. this is walnut creek 680.
taillights moving southbound. no problems heading into the san ramon valley right now. if you're commuting along the east shore freeway this morning, a live look at interstate 80 heading through the berkeley area. headlights are moving westbound. right now the drive time from the carquinez bridge to the maze about 20 minutes. and once you reach the bridge toll plaza, you'll find no problem crossing through those tolls and heading into san francisco. north bay commuters, let's take a live look in san rafael. this is 101. headlights southbound out of novato making your way towards the golden gate bridge. the drive time from 37 to 580 about 9 minutes. we do have a sigalert to be on the look outfor if commuting on highway 101 through the watsonville area. northbound 101 is closed now between highway 156 and highway 25 due to an overturned big rig. for the latest traffic updates, go to our website, it's abc7news.com. and click on the traffic link. eric, kristen. >> megan, thank you very much. it's 6:17. >> this morning's must reads,
the oakland tribune looks at the transition for hurricane "katrina" survivors five years later. a couple thousand survivors settled in the bay area after the disaster killed 1800 people in new orleans and wiped out entire neighborhoods. the tribune says the transplants continue to face challenges. one woman's teenager daughter was shot and killed in oakland. one man likes it here and never wants to move back. >> "u.s.a. today" asks does class size really matter? many children returning to school have more classmates because of school budget cuts. some experts say research doesn't show that you get significantly different student performance when you go from 25 to 30 kids in a class. but others say it's a slippery slope that will eventually lead to huge class sizes. we posted a link to the complete articles on our website abc7news.com. just look under the must reads tab. phosphates help every day cleaners get the dirt out. but when they reach freshwater they can be harmful to fish and
plant life. more than a dozen new laws limit phosphorus in dish washing detergents. "7 on your side" testing the cleaners and michael says they see improvements. when "consumer reports" last tested dishwasher powder, tablets, gel packs and liquids, the detergentses with phosphates clean dishes the best. >> very clean. >> this time testers evaluated 24 low phosphate detergents. one claimed it powers away 24-hour stuck on food. to see whether they deliver, "consumer reports" subjected cleaners to tough tests, a lot tougher than your daily dishes. testers supply an extra sticky mix made with 17 foods including peanut butter and cheese whiz. then they're microwaved to make the foods stick. coated with macaroni and cheese. the same number of dishes is
washed per load. each detergent is tested not just once but three times. >> the worst performer in our test left a lot of food. i wouldn't want to eat off this plate. >> but overall the new generation of green cleaners did much better than in the past. testers recommend four that are very good at cutting grease and removing food. >> think twice about buying dishwasher detergents by brand. while cascade and finish were the best, they had some of the lowest rated cleaners. >> in the end "consumer reports" named finish powerball of best buy that did an excellent job cleaning dishes and pots at a great price. "consumer reports" also tested martha stewart's clean liquid dishwasher detergent. it was the poorest performer in the group. however, the company says a revised formulation will be on shelves this fall. i'm michael finney, "7 on your side." >> it's 6:20. for $175,000 if you happen to
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we're hearing and bond prices slipping after a reading on economic growth came in better than expected. the commerce department lowered its estimate how much the economy grew in the second quarter but not by as much as analysts expected. the dow finished under 10,000 yesterday. may react positively. we'll see in a live report from the new york stock exchange in about 15 minutes. >> our top story this morning, oakland police saying it's going to take help from the public to find the gunman who shot and killed a 13-year-old oakland boy this week. terry mcsweeney is live at oakland police headquarters. there was an emotional vigil last night for the victim, terry. >> people left the vigil praying for the soul of 13-year-old javan clark. they say this is where they draw the line of violence here in oakland. solving the case may not be easy. take a look at the vigil that took place at the exact same spot he was shot and killed, bancroft and 61st avenue. he was on his way to help a friends who had called to say he
had run out of gas. the question is was he set up? relatives say he was and that he was robbed of the $2 he had on him by the gunman on foot. police are checking out those theories. we have to find out about the middle school track star after his death. >> javan was a cool kid. went to school. >> he ran track. in the sports festival he beat the teachers. >> in his death, a controversy erupts. now, hours before he was shot and killed, the oakland police union came out with a statistic that crime is up this july compared to last july. and the difference is 80 police officers were laid off. now they're saying that there's not else inially a connection between fewer killings and more cops, but more cops with only help. councilman came out with a comment saying this is nothing more than a scare tactic. other city council members,
other police officers all chiming in on that aspect of the controversy but what we can say for sure is that javan clark would have started his high school career, possibly been a track star over at skyline high school on monday. his birthday would have been wednesday. live in oakland, terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> terry, thanks a lot. it's 6:32. a livermore man accused of possessing and distributing child pornography is under arrest. 45-year-old david gars soon was the head coach of the girl's soccer team. they found the lewd pictures on garyson's computer, the culmination of a three-month investigation. he's held at the jail. >> police are asking the public help them catch a driverwho may have run over a man in san francisco. a 52-year-old man is in critical condition. the victim was at a crosswalk at 18th street when a driver nearly hit him. the two men yelled at each other and started to fight. the driver then struck the victim and drove away.
witnesses described the car as possibly a geoor integra with a license plate that begins with 5 xm or 5 sm. anyone with information should call san francisco police. people in custody after a chase with a dramatic end. the driver of this white pickup truck took off when the police tried to pull the driver over. it hit a car. the truck ended up perched on the guy wire of a power pole. three people in the car were injured. the three people in the stolen pickup weren't hurt but were arrested at the scene. >> a cluster of fires in san jose yesterday is fueling the debate now over recent firefighter job cuts and the time it takes to respond to a blaze. a house on del monte place was destroyed and pets inside were killed during the worst of the early morning fires yesterday. crews say a gas leak contributed to its spread.
no one was hurt -- no person was hurt in that fire nor another on rockdale drive. a third fire also did a million dollars damage at a construction company. the fire just weeks after the city laid off 49 firefighters and many are now debating whether those layoffs affected response time yesterday. councilwoman is now demanding a detailed accounting of the fire response from the city manager by monday and is again criticizing mayor chuck reid's budget cuts that led to the layoffs. meantime we should get results by late today on a vote by the firefighters union that would restore those 49 lost jobs. the union is voting whether to accept a 9% pay cut and changes in their retirement benefits. if the measures pass, city officials say all 49 firefighters will be rehired. >> in emeryville, several angry residents say they'll appeal a planning commission's decision to allow swedish home furnishing giant ikea to open a warehouse a few blocks from its existing
store. last night the planning commission allowed ikea to move forward with its plan. some don't want the store to expand in their neighborhood. it will cause more traffic in their neighborhood and pose a safety risk to bicyclist 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 and will go to court if necessary. >> this morning federal investigators are determined one source of the salmonella that triggered a massive nationwide egg recall. fda officials say they found salmonella in chicken feed sold to the sue iowa farms that distributed the eggs. tests show the contaminated feed is one source of the outbreak but possibly not the only source. more than 550 million eggs from the farms were recalled this month after being linked to
nearly 1500 cases of salmonella poisoning nationwide. >> this morning the national transportation and safety board is investigating a jetblue flight's hard landing at sacramento international airport that left 15 passengers injured. officials say brake problems likely caused that hard landing. flight 262 from long beach blew at least two tires starting a fire while touching down yesterday. the 86 passengers and five crew members on the airbus 8320 had to escape by inflatable emergency slides. five people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries, many caused by the slides. others took it all 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) >> one passenger says that during takeoff in long beach, the tires didn't feel right to him. but you know what, that lady we heard from, love her use of the word only, i'm only 89. that's great. >> that's true. it was fun for her, that's
great. 6:36 now. let's check in with mike and see what's going on weatherwise. >> i think i can use only as in temperatures only dropped about 18 degrees in livermore over the last 48 hours. only 24 in san jose. only 31 in san rafael. only 32 in oakland. you get the picture. it's changed a lot. san francisco 37 degrees cooler from tuesday into thursday. and today we'll be cooler yet except at the coast a little warmer because you'll see more sunshine than yesterday. we have the clouds around 8:00 and temperatures 50s to near 60. by noon you can see the sunshine developing. the breeze also develops, slightly drier breeze. lower 60s half moon bay and san francisco oakland. upper 60s to low 70s around the bay and low to mid-70s our inland valleys. by 4:00 the warmest weather in east bay valleys. upper 70s to low 80s. mid to upper 70s in the north bay valleys, mid-70s in the south bay. upper 60s to low 70s. sunshine along the coast into downtown san francisco with low to mid-60s.
heading to at&t park, a little crisp tonight. first pitch about 62. breezy with the temperature dropping to about 58. accu-weather seven-day forecast. drizzle possible tomorrow at the coast during the afternoon hours. for the rest of us patchy in the morning, a stray shower possible in the north bay but not likely. sunday calm, drier, brighter, slightly warmer. summer heat. temperatures near 90 inland by wednesday, near 80 around the bay, mid-60s at the coast. megan, you have an update? >> yeah. starting in richmond where a car has driven off the roadway into a ditch westbound 580 at bayview. right now the right lane is blocked while a tow truck tries to remove the car from that ditch. let's get a check of drive times for your friday morning commute. it's light out there, westbound 4 making your way out of antioch into concord. that's a 20 minute commute time westbound on 580 through the altamont pass from 205 to 680. that's the lowest we've seen all
week. let's go outside for a live look in walnut creek. this is 680. no delays right now as taillights move southbound into the san ramon valley. if you're commuting on 608 through solano county, we heard reports of a small fire on the center divide. fire crews on the scene there. let's go outside for a live look in san jose. this is 280 at the 17 overcrossing. traffic moving nicely through the downtown san jose area. san jose 101 and 880 no problems making your way out of march began hill and heading up the peninsula. eric, kristen. >> megan, thank you very much. it's 6:39. >> trading underway on wall street with a development with hewlett-packard. we have a live report from the new york stock exchange straight ahead. a live look at the big board. the dow's up 49 points. >> and from political spotlight to reality tv. a new gig that will have the daughter of sarah palin tapping her toes. >> fed chairman ben bernanke gives a major address today and
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♪ at the coast we'll see some sunshine, 61 eureka, 61 big sur. chico and fresno down into the mid-90s. let's head up to tahoe where temperatures tumble this weekend and thunderstorms possible saturday, more so sunday. yosemite a chance of thunderstorms and temperatures drop 10 to 15 degrees to 87 by sunday. one more stop in southern california where we have l.a. starting out at 82 today but 71 by sunday. 75 san diego today. but 57 by sunday. eric? >> all right, mike, thank you very much. 6:43 now. the financial world will be hanging on every word when fed chairman ben bernanke takes the stage for an update on america's economy today. john hendron has more what
everyone is hoping to hear. >> 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. new signs show a weakening housing market as wall street opens with a dow below 10,000 for the first time in two months and as the top republican in the house is calling for the president to fire his entire economic team. >> listen, this cannot continue. i've had enough. >> new unemployment report thursday showed 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 pains to explain. still the bad news keeps coming, including a 27% drop in sales of pre-owned homes. >> at the annual fed gathering in wyoming, bernanke is expected to share his outlook on the economy and what the fed plans to do to halt the slide. so far wall street is
unimpressed. just moments ago we got word that palo alto-based h. p. has just boosted its offer for fremont base free par topping dell's latest bid. that's the fourth time those two companies have upped their bids in the last 24 hours. >> jane king is live at the new york stock exchange with more on the morning's "moneyscope" report. jane, are we back over 10,000 on the dow? >> hi, eric and kristen. we are in fact. not by much but we are above 10,000 here. a lot of the reason for this was that this report on gross domestic product. this is the broadest measure we have of the u.s. economy. it did slow down compared to what we initially thought a few months back. but economists have ratcheted it down so much and it came in a little better than what was expected. so that's boosting here this morning. and about the fear of these economic reports that came in a little better and giving us a boost. as you mentioned the fed
chairman ben bernanke will address central bangers in jackson hole, wyoming today. here's how the markets look oversaul here this morning. we are higher across the board. the dow at the moment up by 31, 32 points. at the moment the dow and the nasdaq and s & p trading a little higher. the bloomberg silicon valley index trading up slightly higher as well. the tug of war over three par continues. just about 20 minutes ago hewlett-packard raised its offer for the company to $30 a share. the total value $2 billion of that possible takeover. earlier today three par said yes to dell's increased bid of $27 a share. that by the way matched h. p.'s previous bid for the disk storage systems provider. so here's how all these stocks are moving here. certainly very interesting to watch them all this week. three par up sharply again, more than $5 higher, hewlett-packard
down slightly. the original bid of $18 a share, that came august 16th. the odds are in hewlett-packard's favor. told investors at h. p. likely to win the bidding war against dell because of its cash balance and distribution and cross-sale. stay tuned on that one. more interesting every day. i'm jane king. >> jane, thank you very much. it's 6:47. oakland officials bought time but seven day-care centers that serve low income kids are going to have to close. all part of the oakland's unified school district. served 500 preschool and elementary-aged kids. state funding ran out in august but the district scraped together $400,000 to keep the centers open this month. some parents say they won't be able to keep their jobs if the low-cost centers shut down. for the first time in nearly two months, governor schwarzenegger called in leaders from both parties for a budget meeting.
they met yesterday for less than an hour. after it was over words used to describe it included positive but also no progress. the state is issuing iou's, looking into it, because of what to do with a $19 billion deficit. >> campgrounds for labor day weekend are usually all booked up at this time but not the case this year. if you're in a mood for vacation among the trees, still openings for r. v.'s and tents all around california and nevada. a list of 83 parks with vacancies, many offering activities for kids. locations range from the deserts to the high sierra. we posted a link where you can reserve a spot. go to our website at abc7news.com and click on "7 on your side". that campfire is looking mighty good. >> probably recommend a jacket and sweater. >> and s'mores. or at least the ingredients to make them. good times. around the campfire.
but it will be breeze tomorrow. more conducive on sunday when it's not nearly as breezy. those cool breezes will knock our temperatures down once again and bring a fall flavor to the forecast. right now it's cloudy and temperatures mid to upper 50s. a little fog santa rosa and 49. not hearing of any flight arrival delays into sfo. around the monterey bay, cloudy conditions and temperatures in the mid-50s also inland. it's going to be sunny today and cooler most areas by about 2 to 4 degrees but slightly warmer at the coast because you'll see sunshine today unlike yesterday. the cold frond brings clouds and drizzle as it nears us tonight. and while it goes over our neighborhoods tomorrow, the breeze and cool conditions. once it passes high pressure takes over. warmer for next week. let's start in the east bay valleys. warmest weather today here low to mid-80s. upper 60s richmond and berkeley. oakland to fremont, castro valley and hercules.
south bay temperatures sunnyvale 73. san jose 75 to about 79 saratoga. on the peninsula, the breeze will keep millbrae and san mateo in the upper 60s to low 70s as it shoots through the san bruno gap. southward warmer, low to mid-70s. 61 half moon bay, 60 daly city. downtowns south san francisco in the mid-60s. even with sunshine in the north bay beaches, you'll struggle to 60 degrees. san rafael 76 and upper 70s to near 80 for the rest of your inland neighborhoods. santa cruz the warm spot around a sunny monterey bay, 72. about 8 degrees cooler monterey 64. low 80s gilroy, morgan hill. 76 hollister. the clouds tonight start to move in, a little drizzle possible along the coast. low to mid-50s along the coast and north bay valleys. mid to upper 50s for the rest of us. let's watch this system over the last ten hours, how quickly it's diving down on that jet stream pulling some unseasonably cool
air for the weekend, the fall flavor i've been talking about. first show you the high pressure barely hangs on today. sunshine around noon for just about all of us. and definitely into the evening hours where the temperatures will drop pretty dramatically once the sun sets. the drizzle developing by 8:00 in the morning. while the energy stays offshore, this green blob, that's showers. that could touch parts of the north bay, napa and sonoma county. cooler tomorrow. let's take a look at those temperatures as they drop another 4 to 8 degrees. tomorrow is the low water mark. it will be slightly calmer, brighter and warmer on sunday by about 2 to 4 degrees. and then monday, tuesday, wednesday and thursday temperatures jump nearly 10 to 12 degrees. by next week in the low 90s inland. near 80 around the bay, mid-60s at the coast. we'd love to see more of your weather pictures and videos and
share them with our other viewers. you-report or e-mail them to us. have a great weekend. here's megan. >> thanks, mike. good morning. happy friday. we are following this crash in richmond right now. it's westbound 580 at bayview. the slowing is blocked after a car drove off the roadway and into a ditch. a tow truck on scene trying to pull the car out. also a sigalert on northbound 101 in the watsonville area. northbound 101 completely closed right now between highway 156 and highway 25 due to an overturned big rig crash. detours are in place there. let's go outside. a little closer to home for a look at interstate 80 heading through the berkeley area. getting a little crowded as these headlights make their way westbound. the drive time from the carquinez bridge to the maze about 22 minutes. once you reach the bay bridge toll plaza, metering lights have not been turned on yet this morning. you know it's friday when the
bay bridge looks like that. for north bay commuters, no problem heading towards 580. go to our website for updates, abc7news.com. click on the traffic link. eric? >> megan, thank you very much. it's 6:53 now. former president jimmy carter is heading 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 him flowers and the former president left his dignitaries smiling and waving on his plane. a north korean spokeswoman said the leader agreedto grant amnesty for gomes from boston. he had been jailed since january when he was arrested for illegally entering the country from china. gomes had been sentenced to eight years of hard labor. this morning an incredible look at the conditions faced by the 33 chilean miners trapped a half
mile underground. this trapped chilean miner says he's calm because he knows he'll be rescued. he and two dozen other men trapped since august 5th. a small hole for communication. another small hole used for food, a third provides ventilation. the men have now been told it could take up to four months for rescuers to drill down to them. >> per a judge's order, cs su has released the entire contract connected to sarah palin's june speech at the school. this is the first time the entire nine-page document has been made public and follows a long battle. it lays out palin's $75,000 speaking fee, her mandate to fly first class or on a private aircraft. that's a leer 60 or larger and her requirement that the podium
be stocked with two unopened water bottles and bendable strawings. her daughter bristol is not only following her mother's footsteps but on display on "dancing with the stars." a stint on shot can earn her $400,000 depending how far she gets. bristol is a single mother. she's been making money giving speeches. $14,000 for an appearance next month at a christian home for single moms. the network will officially announce the cast next monday. i wonder how she'll do with the voters. >> we'll see. 6:55. recapping our top stories. oakland police pleading with witnesses to come forward with leads in the murder of a 13 year sold boy. >> terry mcsweeney is live outside police headquarters with more. terry? >> yeah. police are asking for help on the one hand but on the other hand they are also offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who gunned down this 13-year-old on wednesday night here in oakland. take a look at the vigil for
13-year-old javan clark that took place last night. dozens of people turned up at bancroft and 63rd avenue, the exact spot where clark was shot in the head wednesday night. he was on his way to help a friend who called to say i've run out of gas, can you give me a hand. he was on his way with his brother when he was shot and killed. he was a track store at the middle school. he was a good student, not a gang banger. he was expected to start high school on monday. the controversy, oakland police came out with a statement before his killing saying that crime is up in oakland because of 80 officers laid off. the difference may have been the laying off of 80 police officers. some council members say stop it with the scare tactics. we don't have the money. we have a $42 million deficit and that's how we dealt with it. that controversy going on. clark would have turned 14 this coming wednesday. live in oakland, terry
mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> terry, thanks a lot. >> 6:56. final check on weather and traffic. mike? >> there we go! temperatures are going to run in the mid to upper 60s around san mateo, san francisco and richmond. low 60s along the coast, the only place it will be a little warmer today. we'll have sunshine this afternoon, low to mid-70s around the bay but 70 the inment south bay, 80 in the north bay and mid-80s in the east bay valleys. cloudy tomorrow with drizzle in the morning. >> friday light throughout the bay area. take a look at walnut creek. this is 680. no problems heading into the san ramon valley. commuting into san francisco on the bay bridge. a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. metering lights were never turned on this morning. a beautiful ride making your way through the tolls and heading into san francisco. no delays in mass transit as well. i think it's a friday! >> it is a friday and cooler heads prevailing this weekend. that does it for this ted addition of the abc 7 morning news. >> a local update at 7:22 and @ú@úatañpñaxax