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>> i'm thomas in san bruno. hundreds of residents are able to sleep in their own beds tonight. they're happy that they were able to come in after being away from their homes for four nights after the explosion and fire. >> a live look at the bay bridge this morning. notice no fog to contend with. the low clouds are out there. the marine layer stronger than yesterday with more cooling. we'll talk about warmer weather before possible rain this weekend. >> all right. and bart reporting major delays leaving sfo and millbrae. i'll have details. live shot bay bridge toll plaza to a couple cars just getting through now for the carpooling that starts right now. >> it's a mondays at 5:00. hope you had a good weekend. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. in the news the latest developments on the san bruno explosion and fire at 5 a.m.. the casualty count which fluctuated over the weekend stands at four confirmed dead and four missing. two missing residents were located yesterday. they were safe and sound.
ntsb investigators are taking the pipe to washington d.c. where it will be reconnected to sections removed from the crater. the state public utility commission has ordered pg&e to step up investigations of the pipeline system statewide. this morning at 10:00 the owners of 48 red-tagged homes deemed unsafe will get further instructions. >> anyone who might have information or video that could help the investigation with the reported problems in the days before the explosion. for the latest jenelle live in san bruno. >> that's right, kristen. if you smelled anything prior to last thursday's explosion or if you have any amateur video of the explosion itself, they want it. meanwhile the california public utilities commission has ordered pg&e to inspect all its natural gas lines. according to reports pg&e has over 5,000 miles of gas line.
the 20 foot section of pipe launched 100 feet from the explosion site is being shipped to washington d.c. for analysis as well as other parts of the i pipeline. they want to see if there's torn metal in the weld of the pipeline. also a recent repair of the sewage pipe that ran next to the natural gas line. >> that will be one of the things we will look at in terms of the maintenance and repair of the sewer pipes since it's in the immediate vicinity of this gas pipe. >> again, investigators are asking for the public's help. they want three specific things, like i mentioned earlier. any amateur video of the explosion. they also want to know if anyone saw dying vegetation around the explosion site. that is also the sign of a possible gas leak. some residents are claiming they smelled gas prior to thursday's tragedy. if you're one of those people, you're asked to call the california public utilities commission. that number is 1-800-789-0550.
pg&e says it has no record of anybody calling prior to thursday's explosion. live in san bruno, i'm jenelle wang, abc 7 news. >> thank you very much. pg&e said the pipe ruptured was considered a high consequence area requiring more stringent inspections. it was installed in 1956 and last inspected in march. in 2009 pg&e listed an 8 mile section between livermore and sunol as the highest risk area for pipeline in the bay area. pg&e also has concerns about section of pipe two and a half miles north of the san bruno explosions. it was checked for leaks on friday and none were found. >> pg&e says they received no calls to its service center from people reporting smelling gas leading to the week before thursday's fire. the people who live in that neighborhood tell us they smelled gas and gave anecdotal
accounts. >> from pg&e, when i got up in my house that morning, he was checking something on the floor with some -- something that beeped. >> pg&e says workers do use a tool that beeps to check for leaks, but a spokesman could forgot confirm that any pg&e workers were in the neighborhood before the explosion. pg&e says they're looking into that report. >> dozens of homeowners still can't go back to their houses because they were severely damaged. they hope to find out what's going to happen to them next in a meeting with officials at 10:00 this morning. thomas is live in the san bruno neighborhood. thomas, some people were allowed to go home over the weekend. >> that's exactly right. there's aid few hundred people who are very happy that they were actually able to sleep in their own beds last night and continue to do so. now, there's -- there are still
many people who as you said are still homeless and awaiting some kind of news when they can return home. about 300 people were allowed back in their homes near the crater left behind by thursday's explosion and fire. 85 homes are either still too damaged or completely destroyed. some people were able to returned to their undamaged green tagged homes to stay and finally slept in their own beds after being homeless for three days. others like beverly could only go home to survey the damage, collect her belongings and then -- >> expected to be in tears. i'm very lucky this house is still standing here. >> a total of 377 homes were evacuated after thursday's explosion and fire. there are still 48 red-tagged homes which will obviously not able to be occupied. now, the individuals who own or who live in those red-tagged
homes have a meeting this morning at10:00 at the san bruno senior center. that's 1555 crystal springs road. authorities will be able to tell them there exactly what to expect in the next few days. reporting live in san bruno, i'm thomas roman, abc 7 news. >> thank you. meantime several bay area companies are coming forward to help fire victims. the old navy store at the mall in san bruno held a private shopping event yesterday for families whose homes were lost or damaged. the red cross identified at least 100 families and gave them each a $250 gift card to spend at old navy. charlie's home and rv were in the path of the fireball. >> not gonna be able to go in for i guess a few days anyway if not longer than that. and i had my rv parked along the street in case we had a earthquake or something bad and that went, too. >> people with gift cards can
shop during normal store hours too if they didn't make there yesterday. >> a number of resources regarding the san bruno fire on our website. you'll find the status of homes, youreport videos and our own video tour of the devastation along with ways you can help the victims all on our home page at abc7news.com. >> 5:07. hope you enjoyed a very pleasant weekend. looks like we're cooling down to start the week. >> mike, tell us more. >> yeah. we started to feel it yesterday, especially along the coast and the bay. good morning to you. those cooler breezes will spread to our inland valleys this afternoon. we'll start with a mostly cloudy morning. the marine layer's back about 1500 to 2,000 feet. temperatures running pretty much in the low to mid-50s in most neighborhoods. once we get to fremont, palo alto, we'll be in the upper 50s to san jose and morgan hill. look for increasing sunshine through noon, especially the fartherer east and north you go. 68 concord, 75 antioch. lunchtime temperature. 68 san jose.
61 oakland. san francisco has 60 and santa rosa about 59 degrees. should be mainly sunny except for the coast by 4:00. still 58 half moon bay. low to mid-50s san francisco, oakland with upper 60s in san rafael, palo alto and fremont. low to mid-70s in the south bay, north bay valleys. mid to upper 70s in the east bay valleys. your accu-weather seven-day forecast, slightly warmer. just a few degrees tuesday, wednesday. i think the warming trend peaks on thursday and slightly cooler with more clouds. still that slight chance of rain in the north bay saturday and sunday. hi, frances. >> hi, mike. back to bart where they're reporting major delays leaving sfo and millbrae heading to daly city, san francisco and the east bay. apparently due to an equipment problem on the track. check out some of the realtime arrivals. some of the trains may be half an hour late. look out for major bart delays. check out a live camera shot. here's the bay bridge toll plaza. no delays on the roads right
now. if you want to hit the roads instead, you'll find light traffic early this morning and we'll head over to 680 in walnut creek as well. there were a few early morning accidents in the east bay but nothing causing a big slowdown at all. traffic flowing well here southbound and check out the 280 and 17 inter change in san jose. delay-free throughout the south bay on the peninsula and even the north bay. eric, kristen? >> frances, thanks a lot. 5:09. >> the possible compromise that could mean lower taxes for millions of americans. >> a berkeley couple is attacked as they walked from their home. up next why police are making an appeal to the public for help. >> and the ballot initiative to legalize marijuana in california picks up some significant suppopopopopopopopopopopopopopoo
>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. good morning. we begin your "moneyscope" report with a possible compromise on those bush era tax cuts. john boehner says he would vote for president obama's plan to extend the tax cuts for everyone except the wealthy if that's the only available option. the world's major central banks
have agreed to new rules to rein in financial companies in hopes of avoiding another major crisis. the biggest changes requires banks to increase the capital they hold. the rules must be ratified by the g-20 nations before taking effect. harley-davidson workers vote on a contract that would freeze pay and slash jobs. the company has threatened to move its last two factories out of its home state of wisconsin if they don't accept it. and resident evil afterlife won the weekend box office with nearly $28 million in ticket sales. it was the lowest grossing weekend of the year. that is your "moneyscope" report. >> it's 5:13. let's recap the latest developments on the san bruno fire at 5:30. the casualty count which fluctuated over the weekend stands at four confirmed dead and four others missing. ntsb investigators are taking the ruptured section of pipe to washington d.c. where it will be reconnected on both ends to pipe sections removed from the
crater. the state public utilities commission has ordered pg&e to step up inspections of its pipeline system statewide. this morning at 10:00, the owners of 48 red-tagged homes will get further instructions how to proceed. >> berkeley police are urging witnesses to come forward with information about a robbery that left a man dead and his fiancee injured. the shooting happened just before 4:00 yes morning at the corner of emerson on the city's south side. police say a couple walking home from a party was accosted by armed men. one of the robbers shot the 35-year-old victim. the other punched his fiancee in the face. >> these are community members that were walking home from a party, early morning stroll some blocks from their house. and it turned into just a horrific tragedy. >> the robbers took off in a mid sized two-toned s.u.v. and drove west along arby avenue. >> a surprising call for folks
to back the november ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana. a group of police officers, judges and prosecutors will today hold a news conference to endorse proposition 19. it would allow adults over 21 to buy non-medicinal pot. the state gets to control and tax the sales. former san jose police chief joe mcnamara says marijuana prohibition laws waste police resources and create a black market controlled by gangs. >> youtube.com is launching an experimental live streaming service starting today. the company is teaming up with four content providers including young hollywood, onlie tv outlet, the do it yourself guide and rocket boom. youtube.com is broadcast live events in the past using another company's technology. this is the first time youtube.com will stream using in-house resources. it's just a two-day trial but the data could help youtube.com
decide how to launch a broader live stream service in the future. >> 5:13. crunching your own data. >> we're losing some of the data as far as temperatures dropping. absolutely. outside, 5:15 this morning. the cool weather will spread through all of our neighborhoods today. but we'll see a little change through the middle parts of the week before another cooling trend that could lead us to some light rain in the north bay and along the coast as we head through the weekend. 5:16 in about 20 seconds thank you saw that live shot of the low clouds. check out the temperatures. we're in the low to mid-50s up in the north bay valleys. mid to upper 50s just about everywhere else. around the monterey bay, temperatures running 53 to 54. inland everybody covered by clouds this morning. talking afternoon sunshine just about everywhere but that cool sea breeze will take over once again, drop our temperatures a little below average today. cloudy tonight, maybe a small
chance of drizzle. most of us dry and those warmer afternoons wednesday, thursday and friday. the cooler weather comes for the weekend and that chance of rain. here's a look at the water vapor injury. the area of low pressure, look how big that area is. that's just gonna sit there and spin all week. that's why we're going to see a little warming trend as some of that sea breeze will move to the north as that trough deepens. it goes down, the ridge comes up. we'll see a little warmer weather. today sea breeze and low to mid-70s south bay. cupertino, claire and san jose. millbrae 64. menlo park 68. 70 palo alto and sunny sky. 59 half moon bay, probably the coolest spot along the coast with 62 degrees daly city. same thing downtown san francisco, 65 south san francisco. sausalito, san rafael mid to upper 80s but low 60s north bay beaches. 10 to 15 degrees warmer in your valleys, low to mid-70s.
east bay shore a lot of green richmond 65, low to mid-70s hayward, castro valley, hercules. in the east bay valley, mid to upper 70s. near 80 pittsburgh, brentwood, antioch. mid-70s morgan hill, gilroy, hollister. low to mid-60s monterey, carmel. salinas a lot more cloud cover around the monterey bay. let's take a look at tonight's temperatures, upper 40s napa and santa rosa. mid-50s with cloud cover for just about all of us. accu-weather seven-day forecast, pretty quiet pattern. you probably won't notice the two degrees of warmth tomorrow and a couple more by thursday when we hit 80s inland. 60 at the coast. won't notice the increase of clouds and that slight chance of a slight shower saturday and sunday. here's frances with a bart update. >> yeah, mike. just checked in again with bart control. still reporting major delays in millbrae and sfo heading up
towards san francisco and towards the east bay right now due to an equipment problem on the tracks. no word yet as to when this is expected to be fixed but we'll keep you posted. major bart delays out of millbrae towards san francisco and the east bay. so far not from the east bay to san francisco. if you think about driving on the peninsula, 101 all open through san mateo. you may find lanes blocked between oyster point out to candlestick. road work scheduled until 6:00 this morning. the lane reopened in the san bruno area. we'll take a quick look outside and show you traffic flowing well now. 101 in millbrae here. headlights northbound. so if you're thinking about driving towards san francisco, only a 20 minute right from sfo towards san francisco. you can get the latest drive times by going to our website on abc7news.com. you'll find it under the bay area traffic link. eric, kristen. >> frances, thank you very much. it's 5:19. >> still ahead, the san bruno fire has san jose leaders reevaluating the city's
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on a highway. >> the san bruno fire has ignited new concerns in san jose over its firefighting capabilities. only one out of four firefighters live in the city and barely a third even live in santa clara county. the rest live in towns as far as away as chico and south tahoe. one lives in idaho. this means the city can't get timely help from offduty firefighters in a major emergency. some propose new hires live within 50 miles of the city. >> the actor who plays the doctor trying to save his friends and neighbors in the science fiction classic invasion of the body snatchers died. kevin mccarthy started in several roles in his hollywood career but the 1956 sci-fi film, invasion of the body snatchers, he veinly tries to warn residents in the small town of the evil pod people from outerspace quietly taken over everyone at earth.
the move was a flop originally but became popular later. kevin mccarthy was 96. >> lady gaga was the top winner at the mtv music wards in los angeles. she picked up eight awards. the hugely popular singer picked up the biggest prize wearing an outfit that's sure to anger animal rights supporters. looks to be a dress made of cuts of meat. another larger than life diva, cher presented gaga with her trophy. the best hip-hop video, justin bieber, the best new artist. >> a generation away, i should mention that kevin mccarthy also was in the remake of the invasion of the body snatchers. in the very beginning, he's running, still trying to warn people they're coming. i don't know much about lady gaga. >> or the meat. >> or the meat. following new developments in the san bruno fire investigation. coming up, the financial liability pg&e could be facing.
>> i'm jenelle wang live in san bruno. a key piece of evidence is being shipped to washington d.c. i'll have the latest on the investigation coming up in a live report. >> also next at 5:30, the state issues a tall order for pg&e. what the utility is being asked to do in the wake of that san bruno explosion. >> and high temperatures across the country continue to look more fall-like. we head to the center, 86 st. louis, 72 minneapolis. about 103 in phoenix. still tracking flight arrival delays into washington dulles. our flight when it comes to veterans, no one fights harder than jerry mcnerney. when some vets were forced to travel hours for care, mcnerney fought for a new v.a. medical facility, and won.
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return to their homes in san bruno not knowing what they'll find. >> state regulators order pg&e to begin immediate inspections of all their natural gas pipelines in california. >> here inspecting the sky from emeryville to st. louis. notice the cloud cover. the morning marine layer back with cooler weather temporarily. we'll talk about a warming trend before a chance of rain in the weekend forecast. >> and bart's still reporting major delays. about half an hour out of millbrae. but if leaving the east bay, taking bart, no delays and so far no delays at the bay bridge toll plaza. >> good morning, everyone. 5:29 a.m.. thank you so much for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. the latest developments on the san bruno fire. this morning at 10:00, the owners of 48 heavily damaged homes will get further instructions how to proceed with assistance. the state utility system has ordered pg&e to step up
inspections of pipeline systems statewide. they're taking that ruptured section of pipe to washington d.c. where it will be reassembled to help determine why it broke apart. and the casualty count which fluctuated over the weekend. this morning four deaths confirmed. forensics tests are conducted for remains found in the rubble saturday. four people are still missing down from six after authorities tracked down two people. they are safe and sound. >> you mentioned a big chunk of that pipeline from san bruno is it heading to washington d.c. where scientists will try to reconstruct what happened before, during and after the explosion. jenelle wang is live in san bruno. jenelle, ntsb investigators are also asking for the public's help. >> that's right, eric. i want to mention that 28 foot section, it's on its way to washington d.c. as well as other parts of that pipeline. they wanted to see if there's any failure in the welding or possibly in the torn metal.
that's on its way to washington d.c. right now. meanwhile investigators are asking for three specific things from the public to help them with their investigation. number one, any amateur video of thursday's explosion or just video of that area itself. they want to know more about what the blast site looked like prior to the explosion. also if anyone noticed dying vegetation in the area. that may be a sign of a gas leak and if anyone smelled gas prior to the explosion, they want to know. >> i smelled it. it was once in a while, say three, almost four weeks ago. >> all i can tell you is that i've heard the same rumors. i haven't gotten any confirmation from pg&e that there's been any issues ups there. >> meanwhile the california public utilities commission has ordered pg&e to inspect all of its natural gas lines. according to reports, pg&e has over 5,000 miles of gas line. the state says the utility company should give priority to
the large transmission lines first like the one that ruptured last thursday evening and lines that run under highly populated areas. investigators also tell me they're going to take a look at a sewage line that ran parallel to that natural gas line. it really underwent some repairs and they want to see if that had anything to do with the explosion. live in san bruno, i'm jenelle wang, abc 7 news. >> thanks a lot. it's 5:32. the california public utilities commission is ordering pg&e to inspect all 5,000 miles of its gas pipeline statewide. it's also calling on the utility to explain its procedures for responding to reports of gas leaks. they want pg&e to preserve all records of the work on the gas line that runs through san bruno. an assessment determined a natural gas line running from livermore to sunol is the highest risk pipeline in the bay area. fremont is the second most at
risk. they calculate risk based on the likelihood of a pipe failure and the density of the surrounding area. two of six people previously reported missing have been located. that leaves four people still unaccounted for. that includes three members of the bowllist family. relatives said they fear levon, gregory and william died in the fire. the fourth missing person has not been publicly identified. >> dozens of residents will be waking up in their san bruno home this morning for the first time since last thursday's devastating fire. others with red-tagged homes have not been allowed back and will have to wait until 10:00 to find out what happens next. residents with yellow-tagged homes were only allowed to return to retrieve some belongs. they have to make some repairs before they come back. families whose homes were green tagged spent most of sunday cleaning out spoiled food from the fridge. they're back to stay. >> it's surreal to see that everything's very normal for us in the sense of our home.
but our -- some of our dearest friends are right down the hill and their homes are completely destroyed. >> meantime pg&e went door to door making sure that everyone's gas was turned back on. >> residents of the 37 homes destroyed by the fire were not allowed to return to their properties this past weekend. they've been invited to a briefing this morning at the bruin senior center. that address 1555 crystal springs road right next to san bruno city park and the meeting starts at 10:00 this morning. >> pg&e's parent corporation told federal regulators friday the company's financial stability could be affected by the huge amounts of money expected in damage claims. pg&e says it carries nearly $1 billion in fire insurance but there's concern inside the company that it may not be enough. past pipeline accidents have resulted in pg&e paying damages of up to $200 million, but those occurred in sparsely populated areas. since this disaster resulted in
fatalities in a highly populated area, it could drive the liability much higher. pg&e's corporate stock price will be closely watched this morning. it opens at $44.21 a share after plunging more than $4 or 8% on friday. >> san bruno's schools that were closed friday because of the explosion and fire will reopen this morning. the post office says delivery service should resume in the neighborhoods considered safe by firefighters. also the peninsula humane society is still trying to reunite some lost pets with the their san bruno owners. more than two dozen dogs and cats were brought to the spca shelter in san mateo after the fire. many have been returned to their owners. >> it's 5:35. the san francisco giants will dedicate their next home game tomorrow night to the victims of the san bruno fire, and $3 from every ticket sold will be donated to the glenview district
fund. they are in a tie for the first place after winning yesterday. the dodgers visit at&t park tomorrow night. the dodgers will honor the victims in a pregame ceremony and collect donations from fans attending the game. the red cross says it's not accepting anymore clothing, blankets or similar donations for the fire victims. it recommends items be dropped off now at the salvation army or good will. if you'd like to help the fire victims through the red cross, the best way is make a cash donation online or by phone. >> it's 5:36. let's check with mike and see what the weather holds for us today. >> yes. cool out there this morning. >> yes. some parts absolutely. the parts that didn't quite feel much of the cooling yesterday. in fact, let's take a look at these temperatures and i'll show you the changes from yesterday morning. 49 los gatos. the hills around los gatos a little cooler. mid to upper 50s most other neighborhoods. the areas that cooled yesterday, they're a little warmer this morning from mountain view at
one degree warmer to menlo park at 4. novato 7 degrees warmer weatherer. san francisco, oakland, half moon bay 2 degrees warmer. the east bay valleys and the south bay are a little cooler. in fact, those areas will be in the mid to upper 70s in the east bay valleys today, low to mid-70s the south bay and through the north bay valleys. around the bay upper 60s to low 70s. san francisco about 62 and half moon bay about 59 degrees. let's take a look at your accu-weather seven-day forecast. and we'll warm a few degrees away from the coast tomorrow. a couple more wednesday. by thursday about 5 degrees warmer which puts us low to mid-80s inland, 60s at the coast. clouds on the increase and temperatures drop and still chance of rain in the north bay saturday and sunday. frances. >> hi, mike. bart still reporting major delays in millbrae and sfo heading up towards san francisco and the east bay. look out for that. they've been reporting it this past hour. checking realtime arrivals on
bart, heading towards daly city, some of the trains are coming in now from millbrae. the next one coming in about 15 minutes. we'll see if there's any improvement on that and i'll be watching that for you. so far no delays from the east bay towards san francisco. and also looking outside and check out our live camera shot. if you're thinking about driving instead, it's looking good across the san mateo bridge, 101 no problems now through san mateo. even 880 looking good all through fremont, hayward and oakland. eric, kristen? >> okay, frances. thank you. it's 5:38. >> a wildfire forces evacuations in the central valley. the battle firefighters face today. >> the vicious dog attack that forced some fairfield neighbors to open fire on a dog. >> and new hope for a bay area hiker. a u.c. berkeley grad held in iran. coming up, what the iranians
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. welcome back. fire crews are working through the night to contain a wildfire that's charred 2,000 acres or about 3 square miles. it forced the closure of a highway and forced evacuation of a pair of campgrounds. the u.s. forest service says 350 firefighters are battling this blaze that started in rugged terrain yesterday afternoon 7 miles west or about 25 east of
bakersfield. highway 178 has been closed. there are no reports of any injuries and the fire was not burning near homes. >> two fairfield woman remain hospitalized from vicious attacks from large dogs that got loose friday morning. she was taking her jog when she came face-to-face with three aggressive dogs running as a pack. a neighbor saw the woman being mauled by all three dogs. police say he saved the woman's life by grabbing his handgun and shooting the biggest dog, a bull mastiff, much like the one you see in this photo. >> shot him in the head from about 20 feet away. and apparently it just knocked him out. >> the other two dogs ran down the street where they briefly attacked a second woman until another neighbor shot them with his gun. police say they have no problem with the use of firearms to save two lives. but police are consulting with the solano county district attorney about possible charges
against the dogs' owner. >> at&t tries to take on the i-pad. the bloomberg business report straight ahead. >> freedom may be near for a u.c. berkeley graduate held captive in iran. why the news is not so positive for her two companions. >> the next america's cup. bay area sailing enthusiasts are listening carefully. listening carefully. >> $2 billion to buy a fremont
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tahoe 73. >> mike, thank you very much. it's now just about 5:47. >> let's take a look at the stories we're following this monday morning. this morning at 10:00, san bruno authorities will meet with fire victims with red-tagged homes. those are the ones too badly damaged to live in. instructions how to begin the long recovery process after losing nearly everything in last thursday's gas explosion. >> pg&e is checking one witness account of a worker checking for gas leaks in the san bruno neighborhood that burned just two days later. the company says it received no reports of gas leaks in that area during the week leading up to last thursday's deadly fire. dozens of residents returned home for good yesterday. others whose homes saw some damage were allowed to stay long enough to pick up some belongings and see what repairs need to be done. latest on these stories at 6:00. one of the three american hikers held in iran more than a year could be released as early as today after a power struggle
within iran's conservative leadership put her freedom in doubt. the woman is on the verge of heading home. >> the good news came on iranian's television. tehran's chief prosecutor said shore would be free due her health provided she pay half a million dollars in bail. >> obviously we're hopeful and encouraged by this news but there's been stops and starts in this before. and until that actually happens, you know, we're on a wait and see basis. >> the long ordeal for shore and her two travel companions. the iranian government allowed the three a joyful reunion with their homes. until monday their lawyer never met them.
he hopes to get all of them released on bail. mahmoud ahmadinejad lobbied for shore's freedom only to have the judiciary delay her release, then the bail demand. they insist the bail money will not come from the american government and unsure whether she will be pressured to return for trial. >> nobody wants to think that two people's lives depend on them returning to the country. >> shore's expected release is clouded by the continued imprisonment of her two friends who may soon stand trial for illegally entering the company, punishing by ten years behind bars. >> america's cup organizers in valencia, spain, have decided the next race will be held in 2013. some say the organizers of the
race will be held in 2013 because world cup soccer could affect it. the racing team won the america's cup last february. the venue of the next race is not expected to be announced until the end of the year. the leading contenders are san francisco, valencia, and a port near rome. >> we know where mr. ellison would like to have the race held. >> san francisco, close to home, right? >> absolutely. 5:50 now. a look at our forecast. the week cooler. >> absolutely. a little cooler. especially some areas in our inland neighbors. but it won't stay that way. warmer weather on the way. we'll talk about that before some rain may possibly dance around the north bay throughout the weekend. 5:50 this monday. good morning to you. we're looking from downtown san francisco. right along the embarcadero all the way back to the port of oakland. notice how you can see some clouds but they're not very heavy or thick i should say. not hanging very low.
don't have a lot of moisture in them. a pretty dry commute for all of us. los gatos about 49 degrees. we have some low to mid-50s in the north bay valleys with mid to upper 50s for the rest of us. around the monterey bay we have cloudy conditions and temperatures holding around 53 to 54 degrees even as you head inland. we'll see sunshine just about everywhere this afternoon. hotter at the coast but pockets of it from time to time and that cooling breeze will continue to spread that cooling weather we saw yesterday throughout the bay. cloudy tonight, the possibility of drizzle there but very small. i want to let you know it's still a possibility. our warmest afternoons friday back into thursday and wednesday. then the weekend, that's when we start to tail off due to that chance of rain in the north bay. 24 hour change from yesterday, san francisco pretty much the same, 62. san jose 75. santa rosa 74. one degree cooler in concord and oakland. about 4 degrees cooler in redwood city down to 69. the way the sunshine will break out, 5:00 pretty much all of us
covered in cloud cover. by lunch plenty of clouds hanging around the bay and especially along the coast. by 2:00 the bay clears out and we start to see some pockets of sunshine develop along the coast but you see that southwesterly wind keeping our temperatures in the 60s and 70s. no 80s in this forecast. close especially in the east bay valleys but mid to upper 70s pretty much the rule. mid to upper 60s to san leandro. low to mid-70s southward. south bay low to mid-70s. milpitas to 71. san jose 75 to about 76 saratoga and campbell. on the peninsula today, sunshine. mid-60s from millbrae to about 70 in palo alto. 59 half moon bay. that's the coolest spot along the coast. we'll be around 62 daly city. 61 the sunset. low to mid-60s downtown and south san francisco. sausalito. upper 60s around san rafael and low to mid-70s the north bay valleys. mid-70s morgan hill, gilroy and
hollister. low to mid-60s most areas around the bay. notice the cloud cover again, thick tonight around 1500 to 2,000 feet. that will be the depth. upper 40s north bay valleys. low to mid-50s for the rest of us. accu-weather seven-day forecast, about 2 degrees warmer tomorrow, one more degree on thursday. that's all we can squeeze out before the cooling trend comes over the weekend. >> good morning, mike. bart reporting major delays in millbrae and sfo heading up towards san francisco and the east bay. this is all due to an equipment problem on the tracks. but so far no delays reported from the east bay heading in towards san francisco. no other delays reported on other mass transit systems. it's quiet out there. check out a live camera shot. here's the bay bridge toll plaza. zero accidents reported on the freeways at this point. another live shot, this for north bay commuters as you make your way southbound. traffic moving very well. 20 minutes the drive time from
novato down towards the golden gate bridge and it's also a good ride across the san mateo bridge. traffic moving well in both directions. that's westbound traffic there on the right. get the latest traffic conditions and get personalized drive times. go to abc7news.com and sign up for them in the bay area traffic link. eric, kristen. >> thank you for the advice, frances. it's 5:54. >> another rival for the i-pad. and a fight at the car rental counter. >> jane king with our "moneyscope" report. >> good morning. at&t, nextel and verizon are taking on apple's i-pad. plan to sell a samsung computer called the galaxy pad. has a 7 inch screen and runs on google's android operating system and cheaper than the i-pad but require customers purchase a service plan. testing a single wireless hot spot at its headquarters in seattle. google, humidity, motorola and sprint making similar plans as
the sec gets ready to vote on releasing the spectrum for use. hertz raising its over to just over $1.5 billion. their latest effort to drive avis off the road. google banking regulators agreed to require banks set aside more money and higher quality assets to protect against future losses but also gave banks up to eight years to meet these new rules. pg&e a stock to watch on the second trading day since the deadly explosion in california. the "wall street journal" says safety regulators are looking at some unusual welds in the pipeline to determine if they caused the blast and whether other pipelines may be at risk. analysts say the company could face up to a billion in costs and lost sales. i'm jane king, the bloomberg business report. >> hewlett-packard may be close to another major acquisition. the computer giant is nearing a
deal to buy cupertino's art site for about $1.5 billion. the news comes just a week and a half after h. p. successfully outbid dell for fremont-based three par. that acquisition cost the company about $2 billion. art site makes security for government networks. >> a two-day conference in san francisco this morning. 800 application software writers in town for this first of a kind convention. they'll talk about future business, the next generation of apps and how to cash in. the average i-phone users has 40 apps on his or her phone designed to launch without opening a browser. >> governor schwarzenegger has detailed plans to try to bring the world expo to silicon valley. the event would be held in 2020 at moffett field. here is an artist's drawing from california's proposal. the expo is expected to bring billions of dollars and
thousands of jobs to silicon valley if the site is chosen. organizers don't expect to name the host location for another two years. meanwhile the current world expo still going on in shanghai, china. >> do we have time to go? >> sure. we have three minutes before we come back from break. >> bay area police officials coming together to talk about pot is nothing new. but today that talk will be about their support in the fight to legalize it. that story just ahead on abc 7 news at 6:00. >> wi-fi on steroids. >> the state is ordering pg&e to inspect all of its natural gas lines. the
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