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i'm jenelle wang live along southbound 680. pay a small fee and then zip down the highway. i'll tell you about the new expressway lane coming up in a live report. and we'll take a look how that expressway lane is affecting your monday morning commute plus following bart delays. that's all coming up. >> here's a live look from downtown san francisco. notice the lack of clouds. we have patchy fog this morning but nothing thick like we're going to have tomorrow and the next day as temperatures cool into autumn before warming summer-like temperatures over the weekend. i'm terry mcsweeney live in san bruno. later today we may have the complete list of pg&e's 100 most dangerous natural gas pipelines. this morning we have a partial list coming up in a live report. >> good 6 a.m. on this monday morning. thank you for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. topping our news we could find out which local gas pipelines pose the biggest risk to life and property. in the wake of the san bruno
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explosion and fire, local officials have put intense pressure on pg&e to release that list of the hundred most dangerous. terry mcsweeney is live in san bruno with the story. terry? >> yeah. the report that we're all waiting for today is 100 most dangerous natural gas pipelines on pg&e. don't have that yet but we do have a partial list to share with you this morning. right now let's take a look at some video that we have of the situation that we are talking about. we're talking about very dangerous pipelines. our media partner, the mercury news reports that san jose and milpitas city officials received a call, came in yesterday from pg&e, the utility that owns the pipeline that blew out a couple weeks ago. got two one nears casman drive. two very dangerous pipelines in its city west of i-880.
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fremont, livermore and south san francisco having already received word that they have dangerous pipelines in their area. the pressure growing for a number of areas, pg&e to be more specific about locations of its riskiest pipeline. we can identify exactly where the pipe goes so the people who have a right to know what's under their house. >> as far as the cleanup of the san bruno blast site where the fire devastated dozens of homes, that's expected to take one day per property, 39 destroyed homes. again, while we are all waiting for this list of 100 most dangerous gas pipelines to be released, the one that blew here and did all the damage and started this entire discussion was not on that list. live in san bruno, terry mcsweeney abc 7 news. >> terry, thank you very much. as early as today, the san mateo county coroner is expected to
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increase the number of people killed by the san bruno explosion to seven. a san bruno man is now suing pg&e saying the company should turn over its $100 million recovery funds to a third party. steve dare was evacuated after the explosion and fire but the house he was renting was not damaged. the lawsuit claims pg&e could withhold the money or not follow through on its promise unless the money is placed in a court-supervised county. a pg&e spokesman has refused to comment on the lawsuit. first time ever this morning thousands of solo commuters can buy their way into the carpool lane. jenelle joins us live in fremont with more on this first of its kind bay area toll road. >> yeah, eric. all you need is your fas trak pass and solo drivers can cruise into the bay area's first expressway lane which opened at 5:00 this morning. it's a 14-mile stretch of southbound 680 between
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pleasanton and milpitas and there are three exit and entry points. one washington boulevard. the expressway lanes operates monday through friday. carpoolers still use it for free as well as motorcycles, transit buses and hybrid vehicles with stickers. the price depends on congestion, up to 30 to 50 cents when there is none and $6 for the entire 14-mile stretch. you can only get in those designated spots and the other area is illegal. >> there's certain spots where you're not going to be able to exit those lanes. you're going to have to exit out of the expressway lane a little sooner prior to the exit that you want to take. >> now, signs a half mile prior to the access points will alert drivers to entries and exits and how much it will cost for each segment. the operation fully electronic with no toll booths or toll gates. here's a map of the entry and
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exit points along 680. drivers can get in at highway 84 washington boulevard and mission boulevard and they can exit at auto mall parkway. a live picture at southbound 680. traffic is moving very smoothly. nobody really needs to use the expressway lane right now. carpoolers can use the lane for free. they will need to remove the fas trak pass from their windshield and put it in that mylar bag that fas trak gave you so they won't be charged going through these expressway lanes. they've been operational for years now and very successful. more expressway lanes are planned for the bay area. the next one highway 580 in both directions and the one after that will be highway 237. reporting live along southbound 680, i'm jenelle wang. for more on the traffic situation let's go to megan marlena. >> as jenelle said, traffic nice and light. not showing delays on southbound 680 through the sunol grade.
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speeds are moving at the limit but we will be keeping an eye on this as the morning continues and more commuters hit the road. it will be interesting to see how this new expressway lane does affect that commute. southbound 680 now your drive time from 580 to 101 only 30 minutes. everything looking good. also westbound 237 from 880 to 101. that's a six-minute drive time. eric, kristen. >> megan, thanks a lot. 6:06. counselors available at several novato schools to talk about the deadly crash that killed one novato high school teen. the collision on novato boulevard killed one student and injured four others when their bmw struck a big rig hauling cattle. all the students attended novato high school. one victim is still listed in critical condition and the car's teen driver has been arrested on dui charges. some 300 students attended a memorial vigil for the victims over the weekend. grief counselors will be available at novato high school, hill middle school, san jose
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middle school and the elementary school. siblings attend those schools. >> just about 6:07. police in brentwood are warning parents after two suspicious incidents occurred in less than a week. an saturday an 11-year-old boy told police a man approached him at the sunset park sports complex telling him his mother sent him to pick him up. he refused to go along. a week before trying the same thing on a 12-year-old girl. the 5-8 inch tall latino man, between age 60 and 65, tan baseball cap, blue jeans wearing white new balance shoes. >> really interesting weather yesterday with the humidity. >> oh, yeah. >> some rain. >> it felt like -- well, where we're from, the midwest with the humidity. >> exactly. had the sunshine come out. warm, humid air makes you feel
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like you're back in the midwest or even the south during the fall. live doppler monday morning for you. all is quiet this morning. yesterday about a tenth of an inch in santa rosa. two-tenths in saint salina. let's take a look what's going to happen today. a lot of cloud cover this morning because of the moisture in the air from yesterday's light rain. all right. 8:00 we'll call it partly sunny. temperatures upper 50s to near 60 which is where we are now. a real rapped increase of sunshine by noon. temperatures 60s around the bay and san francisco. 61 half moon bay. mostly sunny by 4:00. we'll be mid to upper 60s half moon bay to san francisco. low to mid-70s south bay and mid to upper 70s in the north bay and east bay valleys. accu-weather seven-day forecast. a cold front drawing closer and
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that will kick in cooler sea breezes tomorrow and wednesday. once it passes, high pressure takes over and summer-like heat, especially inland for saturday and sunday and also around the bay. megan back with some good news. >> just got word from bart that the they fixed the problem causing delays at the daly city station in the richmond and pleasanton direction. still a ten-minute residual delay but should be running on normal schedule after they get that all cleared up. this is southbound 680. taillights moving southbound. no problems heading into the san ramon valley. road work in concord. you will find a couple of lanes are blocked between willow pass road and bailey road. that should be cleared by 11:00. heading westbound on interstate 80, the drive time from the carquinez bridge to the maze 20 minutes. >> our time now 6:09. >> just ahead, the decidedly low tech job that keeps google
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buzzin'. >> the admission colin powell is using to drum up support for illegal immigrants. >> i dabbled in witchcraft. i never joined a covenant. >> a tea party candidate with her comments in hopes of diffusing a polololololololololl
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welcome back at 6:13. this morning the busted pipeline that led to a massive oil spill in the gulf of mexico is effectively dead. that's the word from retired coast guard allen. the announcement five months after the deadly explosion sank an offshore b.p. rig leading to the worst oil spill in u.s. history. the gusher was finally contained in july but it took until now to
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get a permanent cement plug in place nearly 2.5 miles below the sea. >> an admission from former secretary of state collin powell that could affect illegal immigration. he told "meet the press" that they do essential work in the u.s. and says he knows that because illegals work on his house. powell did not say whether he hired them directly or through a contractor. the former army general is a moderate republican and son of immigrants himself. he's urging republicans to support a path to legal status for illegals because he says they do work that needs to be done. >> a rising tea party senate candidate is trying to brush off criticism about her and witchcraft. >> i dabbled in witchcraft. i didn't join a covenant. >> wait a minute, i love this. >> o'donnell made a comment on bill mar's politically incorrect
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show in 1999. they beat out an establishment candidate in the primary. the clip a sensation. could turn it into a joke. >> that witchcraft comment on bill mar, i was in high school! how many of you didn't hang out with questionable folks in high school! but, no, there's been no witchcraft since. if there was, karl rove would be a supporter now. (laughter) >> republican strategists karl rove has said he thinks o'donnell could cost the party the delaware senate seat. o'donnell says she is confident she'll win in november. she said if i was a witch she would have turned him into a
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nuet. >> a power outage situation. we first informed you about it a few minutes ago. >> it was about 3500 customers without power earlier this morning at 3:06 but right now mostly fixed. it's 49 customers without power in san francisco. this is at 31st and clement. >> by 9:00 they hope to have everybody back on. >> yeah. >> mike, your turn. >> actually started monday. >> yeah. >> no power? >> used to sleep in maybe. >> not too cold. >> not too bad. let's take a look outside. mount tamalpais. left over moisture from the cold front that passed through yesterday. the air mass hasn't quite changed to drier air. it may never as the marine layer will return tomorrow. and a cool sea breeze will bring even more fog in for tomorrow morning. let's take a look at temperatures and see what's going on. most of us mid to upper 50s. 61 at livermore. around the monterey bay we're looking at temperatures dropping just a little around santa cruz, monterey and salinas.
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mid to upper 50s for you but near 60 watsonville. let's talk about sunshine. we'll see more of it than yesterday. a weak bubble of high pressure takes over. also bring warmer weather but mainly the north bay and east bay valleys while the rest of us feel temperatures pretty close to yesterday. mostly cloudy tonight and that's the cold front drawing near to bring us a cooler tuesday and wednesday. once it passes, summer warmth for the weekend. a look at the satellite. you see yesterday's system pulling away, a little of a lull in the weather for today before this area of low pressure will dive down and bring us the cooler weather. expect brighter weather in between these systems. we'll go into the south bay. temperatures mid to upper 70s here. cupertino, santa clara 74 and 75 degrees. a mostly sunny sky over the peninsula. sunshine at the coast with temperatures low to mid-60s. downtown south san francisco, sausalito near 70. plus sunshine at your bay with
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mid-60s plus mid to upper 70s at your valleys. mostly sunny on the east bay shore with just about everybody in the low to mid-70s. cooler richmond and berkeley and the upper 60s there. east bay valleys, sunshine near 80 brentwood. not far behind. concord at 77. 67 monterey, 66 carmel. upper 70s to low 80s inland to hollister and morgan hill. tonight you see the widespread clouds developing along the bay and around the coast. maybe fog in the north bay as temperatures drop to low 50s. the rest of us should have upper 50s. about 52 half moon bay. take a look at that accu-weather forecast. a roller-coaster type week with temperatures dropping nearly 4 to 6 degrees by wednesday. wednesday afternoon going to be the coolest and astronomical fall starts wednesday night. look at the warming trend that follows that puts us in the low
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90s inland over the weekend, near 80s around the bay and near 70 at the coast. here's megan. >> no major slow spots. the earlier bart delays have been cleared. we're going to start with a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. metering lights not on yet. a slight backup at cal tran's parking lot. commuting through the north bay, a live look at san rafael. crowded southbound 101, the drive time from 37 to 580 about 11 minutes. once you reach the golden gate bridge, you'll find a beautiful ride making your way into san francisco from sausalito. no delays there. checking other bridges this morning, a live look at the san mateo bridge. traffic is moving nicely here in both directions. headlights are moving eastbound into hayward. if you're commuting through the south bay this morning, let's check out san jose. this is 280 right at the 17 overcrossing. as you can see traffic moving nicely here through the downtown san jose area. also in san jose, a live look at 101 at the 880 overcrossing. no problems making your way
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northbound along 101 coming out of morgan hill and heading up the peninsula. for the latest traffic updates and all the new expressway sway openings on southbound 680, go to our website., click on the traffic link. >> 6:20 our time. >> time to check the must reads. a report how tough it is for veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder to find a civilian job. one soldier applied for 25 jobs since he left the army a couple of years ago and he was turned down for all of them, even at mcdonald's. he says when you tell employers you need time off for therapy they don't call back fearing you can become violent. >> the los angeles times says small local businesses that specialize in earthquake survival kits are looking for new markets. international rivals are driving some out of business. a valley company going after
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spanish-speaking customers. another reviews survival products. >> google forms clubs and societies but here's a new one. the san jose mercury news says google is starting a new bee keeping club and hired a gentleman as the official company bee keeper. he keeps four hives on the property. they're in mountain view and they're painted, of course, in the company colors of red, blue, yellow and green and already some employees have taken him up on the offer and want to put hives in their own backyards. >> all right. >> for more information on all these stories, go to our website, >> talking about bees, coming up talking to trees and spying on tourists? the curious new
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welcome back. 6:25 our time now. >> a new documentary has left prince charles with some explaining to do. among the admissions, the prince says he talks to plants and listens to them, too. >> prince charles is widely known for his devotion to organic farming. a bbc documentary about the man who would be king shows him wandering the extensive grounds of his home. prince charles also admits to lying on the floor and eavesdropping on what his house guests are saying. but he insists he's not looney. >> i have eaves dropped on what visitors have said, he tells a bbc interviewer when they're going round outside the windows. sometimes you've got to lie on the future. >> wonderful, the future king listening to what we're all saying as we admire his rhododendrons. >> you can see more clips from the hour-long documenttry on "good morning america" at 7:00
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this morning. >> ahead at 6:30, the domestic dispute that led to pipe bombs in danville. the question that needs to be answered. >> new discovery about the pipeline that exploded in san bruno. what we're finding out about the pressure in that pipe in the days before the blast. >> an american just released from iranian prison says she feels just one-third free. i'm emily schmidt in washington. that story coming up. >> i'm jenelle wang along southbound 680, drivers with fas trak pass and zip into the new expressway lane. i'll have the story coming. >> a few travel travels out of newark and also baltimore. quiet across the country. weatherwise, also. the camera phone?
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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. mcnerney took on washington gridlock, to improve care for vets with traumatic brain injuries. his plan became law. that's why vfw state commander dave norris endorsed mcnerney.
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i'm jerry mcnerney, and i'm honored to approve this message. thanks, dad. >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. wall street the bell's rung already. stocks ready to extend that rally into a fourth week ahead of the feds meeting later in the week. the rate-setting committee might relaunch treasuries and mortgage bonds to stimulate the economy. live for more at the new york stock exchange in about 15 minutes. >> a long-awaited traffic experiment underway in the bay area. an hour and a half ago a new expressway from pleasanton to milpitas. solo drivers can pay a fee to jump in the fast lane. jenelle is live along 680. >> hi, kristen.
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for solo drivers, all you need is that fas trak pass and you can cruise your way into the bay area's first expressway lane. let's take a look right now. traffic moving smoothly this morning. a 14-mile stretch between pleasanton and milpitas. one of the entry points, washington boulevard. there are three entry points, highway 84, washington boulevard and mission boulevard. and there are three exit points, they are auto mall parkway, jacqueline road and 237. you can only get in and out of the expressway lane at those points. the new express lane operates monday through friday and here with more the sergeant from the chp. he joins me now. >> good morning, how are you? >> how's it going? >> so far things going pretty smoothly. traffic is not heavy yet. >> so basically people pay, the fee's totally automatic.
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they cruise in. >> yeah, totally automatic. and the price is going to be determined based on the flow of traffic. with conditions being light now, the price is $1. as traffic becomes heavier, the price will increase. >> up to $6 i hear. >> that's correct. >> carpoolers though can still use the lane for free. carpoolers, motorcycles can still use the lanes for free. but it's important, we want people to be familiar with these lanes if you're going to use the expressway. spend ten minutes to see the ins and outs so you can operate safely. >> you can only get in and out of those exit points. it's like goodness, i just passed my exit. too bad. you have to wait. >> can only take those exit points. please don't take chances. we're going to have extra officers for the first couple months to make sure people are driving in a safe manner. >> last question: if you get caught using this lane illegally like let's say you don't have a fas trak pass, is there a fee? >> yes.
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there is a fine of approximately $370. but, you know, that's a little expensive but the most important thing is please don't compromise traffic safety. that's why we're asking people to use these lanes safely and allow yourself extra time getting where you have to go. >> thank you. sergeant trent cross from the chp. thank you for your time. again, operational from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. monday through friday. anytime outside those hours and on weekends it's free for anybody to use. reporting live along southbound 680 in fremont, i'm jenelle wang. >> thanks a lot. 6:33. the heavy cleanup in san bruno is expected to begin this week. may begin as soon as thursday. federal investigators are determined that natural gas in the pipeline that exploded in san bruno earlier this month was running at a higher pressure than pg&e had originally said. federal investigators found that gas was flowing at at least 386 pounds per square inch at the
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time of the explosion. pg&e said the line operated at a max of 375 pounds per square inch but it was rated to go up to 400 pounds. that steel pipeline that ruptured was built more than 50 years ago. >> a danville man is in jail on $650,000 bond after police say they found pipe bombs in his home. police were called to a house on amigo road yesterday after getting reports of a loud argument. officers on the scene learned the argument was over pipe bombs. police say 36-year-old eric dennis had three homemade bombs and materials that could be used to make more explosives. the bomb squad was called in and police evacuated surrounding homes. the bomb squad detonated the devices safely. there's no indication what dennis planned to do with the bombs. >> san jose police officers are protesting the elimination of the department's gang unit. san jose's violent crimes enforcement team is now part of the metro unit. staffing between the two units has been slashed by one-third.
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union leaders say the cuts will have a devastating effect on public safety. >> the majority of homicides in san jose are gang-related. we simply will not have the resources to address gangs today like we did yesterday. it is a fact. >> san jose mayor chuck reed blames the police department cuts on skyrocketing pension costs. he says the combined task force will still make fighting gang violence a priority. >> oakland police are hoping a partial license plate number will lead them to the person who snatched the purse of city council woman jean qwan. qwan was walking to a grocery store on fruitdale avenue when a man grabbed her purse. qwan chased after the suspect and was able to get a partial plate number of the vehicle he fled the scene in. qwan was not hurt. her purse was found and returned to her yesterday. she's the second council member to be a victim of a crime in the past month. just weeks ago one's home was burglarized. >> police are investigating the
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report of a burned quran discovered in san francisco. the muslim civil rights group care reports that the holy book was found on september 12th in a trash can at the islamic society in san francisco. this is the first reported incident of a quran burning in the bay area. members of the muslim community say the incident is especially troubling in light of a florida pastor's threat to burn copies of the holy book in efforts to stop a mosque from being built near new york's ground zero. >> this morning former berkeley graduate sarah shourd is back on u.s. soil and talking about the event that got her and two hiking companions thrown into an iranian prison for more than a year. emily reports. >> after 410 days in iranian custody, sarah shourd is back in the u.s. and thanking iran that she is. >> i want to begin by again expressing my sincere thanks to the government and religious leaders of iran. >> she was arrested and accused of spying in july 2009 when iran
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claimed she, her fiancee shane bauer, and their friend josh fattal crossed the border from iraq. >> we committed no crimes. and we're not spies. >> she says she feels only one-third free with the two others facing up to ten years in prison if convicted. >> my disappointment in not sharing this with shane and josh was crushing. >> iran's president was in new york for the united nations general assembly. he told abc americans should release eight iranians held here in response to iran's release of shourd. >> i believe it will not be misplaced to ask that the u.s. government should make a humanitarian gesture to release the iranians. >> the families of the other two americans still in iran have now requested a meeting with mahmoud ahmadinejad. >> we're hoping that we get one. >> so far no word on whether iran's president is open to the
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idea. sarah shourd was released on $500,000 bail because of medical concerns. she says doctors in ham man determined she is physically well. abc news, washington. >> time 6:38 on this monday morning, the last monday of summer. >> yeah. it's one that mike said will start to warm up a little sooner, right? >> absolutely. more sunshine and quicker today. so areas, especially the north bay and east bay should be warmer while around the bay and up the coast close to yesterday's temperatures. some of that cooler air trying to move in and drier air novato 58. 51 menlo park. upper 50s to oakland, livermore with low to mid-60s there. 24 hour temperature change, livermore and los gatos warmer from 2 to 5 degrees. novato 13 degrees cooler. the lack of clouds in santa rosa earlier allows it to drop 8 degrees. seeing fog form now in san francisco. menlo park and concord 6 degrees cooler. all of us in the mid to upper
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60s this morning or i should say upper 50s to lower 60s with patchy fog. that will quickly dissipate. by noon sunshine, mid to upper 60s around the bay to the south bay with low 70s in the north bay and east bay valleys and sunshine developing at the coast and 61 half moon bay. by 4:00 should be sunny just about everywhere. mid to upper 60s from half moon bay to san francisco. low to mid-70s through the bay into the south bay with upper 70s in the north bay and east bay valleys. roller-coaster coming your way this week. fall starts wednesday and that afternoon the coolest. about 4 to 6 degrees cooler than today. look at the summer heat. you knew it was going to happen. fall starts and it gets warm. low 90s inland with mid-80s around the bay and 70 at the coast. good morning, megan. >> good morning. the new exexpress lane, how it's affecting the commute. we're seeing slowing. yellow means speeds under 40
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mph. past that everybody green. speeds moving at the limit. a 14-mile stretch between highway 84 and 237. the drive time southbound 680 to 101, 35 minutes. speeds moving at the limit. about a five-minute delay. going outside to walnut creek. right now no delays. these taillights are moving southbound heading into the san ramon valley. but there is some road work to be on the lookout for in concord. eastbound 4 you'll find a couple lanes blocked between willow pass and bailey. that should be cleared out about 11:00 this morning. elsewhere at the bay bridge toll plaza, metering lights are on. a backup right to that west grand overcrossing. a 15-minute delay there. >> megan, thank you very much. it's 6:40. >> still ahead, the new oracle employee that could have everyone buzzing at today's oracle open world conference. >> and trading's underway on wall street. a live report from the new york
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stock exchange straight ahead. first up though, a look at the big board. the dow is currently up almost 29 points. >> and the glitch in muni's new fare gate that has some people getting a free ride with just a wave of their hand. >> also, got water? apparently school kids in california don't, at least not in the cafeteria. a new bill that could change that in a matter of weeks. >> i'm terry mcsweeney live in san bruno. in just a few hours we may know the exact locations of the 100 most dangerous pipelines in the pg&e system. pg&e system. this morning
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our state is in a real mess. and i'm not going to give you any phony plans or snappy slogans that don't go anywhere. we have to make some tough decisions. we have to live within our means. we have got to take the power from the state capitol and move it down to the local level, closer to the people. and no new taxes, without voter approval. we have got to pull together not as republicans or as democrats but as californians first. at this stage in my life, i'm prepared to do exactly that. ♪ all right. good morning. it's about 6:45 on this monday. look at the sunshinealong the
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coast. mid-60s eureka and big sur. pretty nice in the central valley with sunshine and mid-80s. sunshine over the sierra, tahoe 69 to 70. a little warmer 91. hot spot palm springs, 100. san diego 72 with a few clouds mixing with their sunshine. eric? >> thank you very much. 6:45 now. this morning oracle's new controversial employee mark hurd set to speak at the open world conference. oracle chief executive larry ellison gave the kickoff address at the annual event. he steered clear mentioning the company's new hire. he was out as ceo after a sexual allegation. he did appear at the conference to show off the co-brand with oracle. >> merging talks with clorox and mgm this morning. >> apple may have a smaller i-pad in the works. jane king live at the new york stock exchange with more on
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that. good morning, jane. >> hi, eric and kristen. good morning to you. oakland-based clorox, the maker of household cleaning products close to a deal to sell spp and armral auto care brands for up to $800 million. clorox has been trying to unload the auto care brands for month saying it's not a good fit for the rest of the business. mgm may die another day. the debt-ridden movie studio has an offer from an india film company called sahara. and the bond franchise with mgm is involved in the offer and would get some type of stake with mgm under this deal. india has the largest film industry by ticket sales. not surprised to see an india company interested in mgm. stocks a little higher. a lot of momentum. that with modest gains.
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bloomberg valley a little higher here. apple is worried about the competition from the android camp. considering making a 7-inch i-pad with front and rear-facing cameras. the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, bloomberg news. >> jane, thank you very much. have a great day. >> 6:47. southern california the 32-year-old leader of a small religious sect is being evaluated at a mental hospital. that's because members of her group went missing after leaving behind documents that looked like farewell letters. the five women and eight children were found safe praying in a mark near palmdale. they told deputies and they had no intention of harming themselves. they were contacted by two of the women's husbands that referenced a journey to the next life and visiting deceased relatives. >> do you see me? i'm okay. my son, the dogs, everybody's
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okay. only react because we left a cellphone saying we didn't call 'em. >> and you left cellphones because? >> i don't want to interrupt me. >> the cult members say their husbands misunderstood them. when deputies and found them, members said they were praying against violence in schools and against premarital sex. >> did she say the jesus stuff? >> the jesus stuff. >> okay. 6:48 now. let's move on to the weather stuff. >> the weather stuff. (laughter) >> different territory. >> yes. the eloquence of the weather stuff is coming at you right here with this beautiful picture from mount tamalpais this morning. you can see the fog that developed as some of the humidity that's hangin' in the air is turning into some of that fog. it's not very widespread. not causing any problems at sfo this morning. expect a lot of sunshine quickly this afternoon compared to yesterday. let's talk temperatures. if you are stepping outside, we have pretty much mid to upper
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50s in most neighborhoods. livermore holding on at 61. around the monterey bay, variably cloudiness with temperatures in the mid to upper 50s around santa cruz, monterey and salinas. 61 watsonville and gilroy. brighter today but doesn't necessarily mean it's going to be warmer everywhere. warmer inland. tonight we'll see more cloudiness as a cold front draws near. it's going to bring the marine layer back. the low clouds and the fog. that will lead to a cooler tuesday and wednesday before we see some warmer, almost summer-like heat for the weekend. 24-hour temperature change. san jose cooler. oakland spot on at 71. redwood city 1 degree warmer. concord and santa rosa 4 and 5 degrees warmer than yesterday. here's a look at the clouds. remember, they're much thinger than normal. just ground-based fog. a little radiational fog. gone even at the coast and a slight northwest to westerly
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breeze. that will bring 60s to the coast, 70s around the bay. may squeak out an 80 here and there. brentwood not far behind. antioch and fairfield at 79. valleys mid to upper 70s. low to mid-70s, mostly sunny east bay shore. 60 richmond and berkeley. mostly sunny the south bay with mid to upper 70s with san jose 76. low to mid-70s, mostly sunny on the peninsula. 74 palo alto. you can see the sunshine and low to mid-60s along the coast, downtown and sausalito 70. mid to upper 70s through your valley. beaches mid-60s and monterey bay a few clouds. monterey 68. mid-70s santa cruz and watsonville. 4 to 6 degrees cooler wednesday and low 90s inland over the weekend, mid-80s around the bay and near 70 at the coast. megan? oh, i'm sorry. i wanted to show you this. i forgot. that's my fault.
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a cool upload to ureport. sunset, absolutely beautiful picture. if you have weather, video or weather photos you'd like to share, upload them to ureport or e-mail them. thank you for that cool-looking video. here's megan with your traffic. >> my turn now. what we want to know is what is the sunol grade commute after the new express lane opened up today. the expression -- express lane, we see some delays. it hasn't rid us of a backup completely but it's a lot lighter than usual. yellow here means speeds are under 40 mph. the drive time on southbound 680 from 580 to 101 is 36 minutes. usually that's about 30 minutes. for the latest traffic update, go to and click on
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the traffic link for everything you need to know. eric. >> megan, thank you. almost 6:52 now. san francisco's muni stepping up enforcement to catch people trying to exploit a feature in new muni fare gates. the gates at muni metro stations use a motion sensor to open when someone exits. some riders have discovered the sensors can be activated by reaching over the gait and waving your hand. then they enter without paying. muni says there's not a short-term fix for the problem so they're posting police to crash down on the fare cheats. the $30 million system part of a transition to the clipper car program is expected to be installed at all muni stations by next month. >> we know obesity is linked to a lot of factors but did you know a viral link? specifically a cold virus. children and teens who have had that particular virus are more likely to be obese.
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on average they weighed 35 pounds more than children without the virus. expects it makes new fat cells. the study is in the pediatrics journal. >> a bill that would require school cafeterias to offer free drinks water is on governor schwarzenegger's desk. mark leno of san francisco said most are surprised to hear many school districts do not make fresh drinking water available when students get their meals. they will provide water at no charge by next july. while it offers no funding, it could be as simple as putting a pitcher of water on the table. the commute is go to get faster for solo drivers willing to pay the price. >> jenelle wang above the express lanes on i-60. >> for you solo drivers, all you need is a fas trak pass and you can zip into the new express lane. a 14-mile stretch along
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southbound 680 between pleasanton and milpitas. you're looking at one of the entry points, washington boulevard. we have a map of all the entry and exit points. three entry, highway 84, washington boulevard and mission boulevard and the three exit points are auto mall parkway, jacqueline road and highway 237. you can only get in and out of the expressway lane at those points. any other spot is illegal, potentially dangerous swerving and crossing the double white line. if you are driving in the express lane illegally, you can get a ticket where $370. it operates monday through friday and the price will depend on congestion. anywhere from 50 cents to about $6 if you're going the entire 14-mile route. that's the latest here on southbound 680. for more let's go to terry mcsweeney live in san bruno. >> good morning, jenelle. here in san bruno and throughout california, people are waiting to find out about this pg&e list
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may be coming out today containing the 100 most dangerous natural gas pipelines. we have a partial list. don't have the full list, a partial list. our media partner the mercury news san jose and milpitas city officials got the call yesterday that they have two of these riskiest pipelines running over their cities. tazman drive and north first street. milpitas was told it has two but west of i-880. nothing more specific than that. fremont, livermore and south san francisco already having gotten word that they have some of the riskiest pipelines in the pg&e system in their locales. but pressure growing from federal and state leaders for pg&e to come clean with the entire list. as far as the cleanup of the san bruno blast and fire, that's expected to start later this week. it's going to take one day for property we are told and there are 39 destroyed homes. again, the list of highest risk pipelines expected to be coming out today. the public utilities commission
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not only wants that list released to the public, it also wants to know what pg&e plans to do to make them safer. live in san bruno, terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> terry, thank you. >> final check on weather and traffic. mike? >> a little foggy this morning. radiational fog due to the moisture left from yesterday. not sea breeze though. that will return tomorrow and bring us cooler weather. until then, this is about as warm as it gets the first couple days. mid to upper 60s san francisco, richmond and half moon bay with sunshine. low to mid-70s throughout the bay. 76 san jose. same thing in napa, 77 santa rosa. you see 77 in concord to nearly 80 in antioch. tonight temperatures will be in the mid to upper 50s as the sea breeze returns. drop our temperatures 4 degrees across the board and another 2 to 3 degrees on wednesday which will be the coolest afternoon. fall starts at 8:09.
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astronomical fall. and it gets warmer. inland mid-80s around the bay and mid-60s at the coast. here's megan. >> off to a rough start at the bay bridge toll plaza. metering lights on, traffic backed up all the way into the maze. expect to wait about a half hour to make your way through the tolls and head into san francisco. are there slow spots this morning? westbound from 205 to 680 and up to 37-minute drive time. also expect about a half hour to make your way out of antioch on westbound 4 from lone tree way to 242. that express lane through the sunol grade, looking good but better than normal. >> thank you and thank you for joining us for the abc 7 morning news. >> we'll be back with a local update at 7:22. join us for the midday news at 11:00. stay connected 24/7 on have a great day.
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