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we'll explain up ahead. >> state prison officials say they received a fresh supply of a drug needed for executions in california. >> ballmer peak over parts of the bay that are clear. patchy fog to talk about. warmer weather on the way and, of course, the forecast for the game tonight. >> and it's looking pretty good right now at the bay bridge toll plaza with no delays. beside a few early morning problems. updates on some of those but nothing causing big delays at this point. >> at at&t, it's gleaming and the san francisco giants are ready to begin their playoff quest game one in the national league series against the braves, just 13 and a half hours away. >> 5:00, thursday, wear giants orange because the giants are playing tonight. i'm jenelle wang. >> i'm kristen sze. topping our news, lawmakers set to vote a budget deal that could end the longest impasse in california history. the deal includes more deep cuts and bay area groups are holding
protests. theresa garcia is live at u.c. berkeley. theresa garcia, they fear education will be decimated. >> well, you know, that fear is valid since the largest spending cut would be in public education by an amount over $3 billion. and on a positive note, there's actually some increased funding for higher education but that is not stopping the picket rallies and marches taking place today for funding to public education. that's what people are upset about. the new budget proposes suspending the funding guarantee, lowering the school spending by $3 billion. half of that amount would happen by defearing school bills until the following fiscal year. community colleges would also have to wait for a $2 million payment. the only increase to the two higher education systems, both the university of california and the state university stand to receive $200 million each and that's to compensate for last year's cuts and fully fund
enrollment growth. overall these deep reductions are a surprise, especially since the last couple of years they lost $18 billion. >> when you take a look at the disproportionate, it's a startle be disinvestment in education. >> the state's deal to close the $19 billion deficit including state workers get a billion and a half dollar cut and a billion dollars in tax breaks will be suspended. there are some winners in the case. that would be social services like cal works, the welfare program and day-care. they're being spared total elimination. taxpayers, no new taxes there. the budget should be voted on today but it needs two-thirds of the legislators to pass it. we'll see what happens. live at cal, theresa garcia, abc 7 news. >> thank you so much, theresa. time 5:02. san francisco's police chief believes his force could lose
one-quarter of his officers. they expect many veteran officers to retire during the next few years, that include 78 officers who plan to retire this year but budget problems prevented the city from hiring a new academy class of rookies to replace them. chief george gascon fears that trend may continue if the economy remains sluggish. >> one month remains until oakland voters pick their next mayor and one candidate has broken the spending record in the race. don peratta has spent $593,000. this comes after the candidates running for mayor set a volunteerty spending limit of $379,000. two of his rivals gene qwan and rebecca kaplan accuse him of exceeding the cap. >> california prison officials say they were paid a fresh supply of the drug needed to carry out execution for lethal
injection. they cancelled one last week in part because the drug was about to expire. the attorney general's office says it now has 12 grams of the drug with an expiration date in 2014. no indication how they got the new supply or whether they'll try to schedule another execution. >> the man arrested for ramming a stolen van into a fremont police officer is expected to be brought back to alameda county from southern california by tomorrow. police arrested 36-year-old alexander diaz in los angeles county yesterday morning. investigators say he fled there after intentionally running into officer patrick brower on monday. the van dragged the officer and his motorcycle through two lanes of traffic and into a light pole. brower is still hospitalized with serious leg injuries but is expected to be sent home in a few days. >> san francisco police are looking for more possible victims of a man they say posed as a song writer to swindle people. detectives say 57-year-old allen young pretended to be a motown
song write we're by the name of lamont dosher. he convinced some business owners to wine and dine him. he received free lodging, meals and entertainment. police issued an alert after employees in an art gallery discovered the scam and notified the officers. >> the playoffs begin this evening for the san francisco giants. the national league west champions host the atlanta braves in the first of a best of five series tonight a little after 6:30. the game is sold out. game two starts at the same time tomorrow night before the series moves to atlanta on sunday for game three. giants' tim lincecum will start tonight against the braves. the winner will play either philadelphia or cincinnati in the next round and we'll find out this morning and barry zito won't be on the roster at all. >> we're going to find out how our forecast is going to be for the game. let's check with meteorologist mike nicco. >> all noticed we got your orange on. that's good. i'm wearing black.
i don't have any orange. >> forecast for at&t park. couldn't quite find any bunting. you know at&t park will have the bunting around it and be electric. get goosebumps thinking about it. 60 dropping to 59. tell you what's happening now. all of us low to mid-50s. upper 50s oakland and also san jose and mountain view. temperatures are pretty close to where they were yesterday. some areas a little warmer like livermore at 3, novato 2 and 6 degrees warmer. temperatures a lot like yesterday. low to mid-60s along the coast and san francisco. upper 60s richmond and oakland and the rest of us low to mid-70s. monterey bay we'll have plenty of sunshine also. no more threats of thunderstorms. temperatures mid to upper 60s through most of the bay, santa cruz at 70 and low to mid-70s inland.
seven-day forecast, look for more of the same tomorrow. a warming trend saturday. temperatures by sunday 10 degrees warmer today and warmer next week. good morning, frances. >> i'm saving my orange for tomorrow and friday. in the media area, nothing big going on but guiserville, a big fuel spill on gileserville avenue. going to take a while to clean it up. outside you will find light traffic this thursday morning. here's 680 walnut creek. that's southbound on the right heading towards highway 24. quiet through the san ramon valley sunol grade. berkeley also delay free for headlights moving westbound and no trouble in the south bay with a live shot at the 280 and highway 17 interchange. jenelle, kristen. >> thanks, frances. time 5:07. >> most of us don't like our driver's license picture, right? (laughter) >> but what about the shades. the state is introducing new
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at&t park, quiet now but the san francisco giants and our first playoff games. >> i know what you wanna say. >> no, just very excited. contain my excitement. >> don't contain it! let it out! we'll see how game-time weather will be in a few minutes. your next driver's license will have a new look. the dmv will issue new hi-tech licenses to protect against fraud and counterfeiting. signatures and images can only be seen under ultraviolet light. under 21 they will have licenses that are oversized to identify kids too young to drink alcohol. >> at&t is about to lose its grip on the i-phone. the "wall street journal" is reporting the apple will start mass producing a new phone later this year. it will resemble the i-phone 4
designed for verizon's wireless network and that's expected to go on sale early 2011. is it possible to have too many friends who know too much about you? if you use facebook.com, the answer is likely yes. the company announced major changes to the 500 million people who use the website. >> behind doors which kept away television cameras, founder and ceo mark zuckerberg announced controlling your personal information and managing relationships. for users like albert garcia online at the palo alto cafe, it means you can organize all of his 350 friends into separate groups. >> that was useful. >> to a degree this is a result of facebook.com becoming a victim of its own success. so many users make so many connections that ultimately the phrase facebook.com friend didn't mean friend at all anymore. it meant acquaintance. at best. >> i think we make friends by sitting down over coffee and getting to know people.
>> the theory that small groups of friends come naturally. facebook.com announced it has engineered that potential into its system. >> real life friends from school. and i have friends from work. and i have friends from my biking club. i know my friends are in bicycling clubs. when i post on facebook.com, everybody says i biked 10 miles today. not necessarily. >> they're saying ten things a day to a thousand people. that's annoying. but if you can say ten things to your five closest friends, that's fine. >> i think it enables people to be less superficial if they want to. >> from palo alto, wayne friedman, abc 7 news. >> yahoo is jazzing up its internet search results in an effort to bring more people to its website. the additional features will begin appearing today. the new tools get people to the information they seek more quickly, especially when they're searching entertainment, sports and major events. yahoo is trying to distinct quish itself from the search
partner. the sunnyvale-based company hopes it brings more ad revenue which is steadily declining. >> we don't make you search really hard for weather information. >> exactly. we bring it to you right way. here's meteorologist mike nicco. what's up? >> pretty quiet out. that's one of the stories. let's take a look and show you how we don't have to worry about any rain today, about thunderstorms. we don't have to worry about flight delays at sfo because of any type of low clouds and all that. it's off to a pretty good start this morning. a good morning to you. take a look at temperatures awaiting you outside. low to mid-50s in most neighborhoods. still in the upper 50s around mountain view and san jose. around the monterey bay and inland temperatures low to mid-50s. highlights mostly sunny, quiet weather today. mainly clear and cool tonight. watch out. there could be patchy fog like we're seeing in the north bay and down in the south bay. and warmer afternoon. those will hit on saturday and hang out the rest of the
forecast. that area of low pressure, the huge circulation affecting the entire state for the last couple of days. today it starts to lose its grip a little bit as it gets pushed off to the east. you can see at 7:00 this morning some showers around the sierra and that's mainly where they'll stay during the afternoon hours. that high pressure moves in and brings us a mainly sunny afternoon. temperatures close to average. if not a little below in some areas. low to mid-70s in the south bay with milpitas and sunnyvale on the cool end at 72. peninsula low to mid-70s. millbrae about 69. sunshine along the coast today. expect temperatures in the low 60s. downtown, south san francisco and sausalito mid to upper 60s with low to mid-70s through the valley. a little cooler at your beaches by 10 degrees. low to mid-60s there. east bay shore, hayward in the up thor 60s. everybody else in the low 70s. into the east bay valleys, more sunshine today and temperatures mid-70s. same type of temperatures, morgan hill, gilroy and
hollister. santa cruz 70. the rest of the monterey bay and into salinas with sunshine, mid to upper 60s. for tonight a chilly one up in the north bay valleys. mid to upper 60s. look at that, 46 degrees. the rest of us low to mid-50s. let's take a look what's going to happen the next couple days. your accu-weather seven-day forecast. we'll have afternoon sunshine and temperatures maybe a few degrees warmer tomorrow. you'll really start to notice the warm weather when you're hanging out this weekend. maybe a sleep week for saturday and sunday. temperatures 10 degrees warmer and ratchet those up another 4 degrees by wednesday. that's when it's to be the warmest of the accu-weather 7-day forecast. let's find out how your traffic is. >> i like when the weather's quiet. that means pretty good driving conditions and that's what you'll find across the san mateo bridge. a lot of spots. no delay across the span. traffic light into hayward. check out the bay bridge toll plaza for you. very light, especially after 5:00 in the morning when the
toll price goes up. and the golden gate bridge also looking good. so far traffic very light coming into san francisco. on the peninsula, we've had no trouble reported at all. here's a live shot of 101 in millbrae. headlights move northbound into san francisco and the drive times in san mateo, only 20 minutes right now. you can get more drive times and get personalized ones sent to your e-mail by signing up for it on abc7news.com and clicking on the bay traffic link. jenelle, kristen. >> thanks. john edwards faces new legal trouble over his extramarital affair. and it's happened twice in one week. what vandals are doing to damage a popular section of golden gate park. @b@b@b@b@b@b@b@b@b@b@b@bb
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>> you're looking at a live picture of highway 101 in san jose at 880. traffic looks pretty smooth. don't worry about the blinking light. doesn't seem to cause problems now in both directions. we'll have a look with frances dinglasan coming up. >> all right. there's new legal trouble for one-time presidential candidate john edwards. the federal government has issued are 20 new subpoenas in connection with the former senator's coverup of an affair. edwards fathered a daughter with hunter. they have been investigating edwards more than a year now. focusing on the possible misuse of campaign abuses as he attempted to hide the relationship with his mistress. >> wells fargo has agreed to pay $23 million to end its investigation into some of the risky loans it made to home buyers. it allowed buyers to defer interest in adding it to the balance of the loans.
at issue is whether the risk of these loans were fully explained to the borrowers. they were made by wachovia and world savings later acquired by wells fargo. the bank has agreed to provide assistance to 8700 customers to still have loans in question. >> officials are considering closing golden gate park at 10 p.m. to stop a crime wave. vandals have turned part of the nine-hole golf course into an illegal off-road course. >> this 9 hole course is loved by thousands. why people would think that this is okay is beyond our wildest imagination. >> holes 6, 7, and 8 were damaged days ago, cleaned up and destroyed again monday night. >> i've been involving 40 years and this is the worst vandalism i've ever seen. the 7th green, looked like they literally set off a boom. that's when it hit me, it's a
pretty hateful what these people are doing. >> the three holes are still closed. the estimated damage is about $100,000. the destruction comes after vandals destroyed 75 trees and plants in the bark earlier this year. >> a san francisco family is reaching out to the community for help for a bone marrow donor. their eight-year-old son christian was diagnosed. it's where a patient produces few red blood cells. he received multiple transfusionings but may need a bone marrow transplant. there will be a screening for candidates in the sunset district in san francisco from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.. >> and a donor especially hard? >> and it's easy to get on the registry, just a blood test. >> still ahead on the abc 7 morning news, a warning for atm users, the new ways thieves are targeting your money. >> and the state legislature is
ready to vote on a new budget and there are no new taxes. i'm theresa garcia live at u.c. berkeley. so why the protest? this is all over public i h had -- education funding. >> say mountain lion and her two cubs in a popular area in the berkeley hills. why officials are taking a live and let live approach. >> take a look at the temperatures. the high temperatures today across the lower 48, pretty pleasant. phoenix 87 and dallas 86. the cool spot seattle at about 62. let's take a look at those flight arrival delays. guess what, there aren't any at our major airports in the low 48. hopefully it's happy flying for hopefully it's happy flying for you.u.u.u.u.u.u.u.u.u.u.u.u.u.u.
♪ good morning. i'm theresa garcia live at u.c. berkeley, day 99 of the budget set for a vote today. why are people so upset? one of the biggest hits is public education and we're going to see the protest here at u.c. berkeley later today. >> catching a ride on caltrain is about to get more expensive. the board is expected to approve a fare hike and service cuts today. >> here's a look from ballmer peak. we're going to have plenty of sunshine once it comes up. the air pretty clear this morning. no more threats of storms.
we'll talk about a warming trend for the weekend. and the game tonight, the forecast for that. >> and here's a live shot of the oakland maze where traffic is light. if you are heading to the game tonight, i'll have alternates. it's going to get pretty busy this evening. >> the giants ready to hit the field at at&t park. but the first playoff game in seven years with just ten hours -- that math is all messy -- it is actually 13 hours away from the first pitch. >> don't forget to wear your orange and black today if you support the giants. go see the game if you can. tickets sold out but there's a lot of tickets online but for a hefty price. >> i'm jenelle wang in for eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. >> topping our top story this morning, it's day 99 but there could finally be an agreement to end california's longest budget impasse ever. if it happens, it will be the result of spending cuts, including education and has some
students very upset. theresa live at a.c. berkeley with more. >> one area getting a boost, many here at berkeley say they are fed up into the overall hack into education funding. you have faculty furloughs and student hikes, layoffs. it's all affected by the budget. they're going to protest, rally and march in the name of public education funding today. the largest cut in the proposed new budget would come from cutting the public school funding. the new budget proposes funding guarantee, lowering the school spending by $3 billion. more than half that amount is an accounting move deferring school bills until the following fiscal year. the only increase goes to the state's higher education system. both the university of california and california state university stand to receive $200 billion each to compensate for last year's cuts and fully fund
projected enrollment growth. some worry the new budget relies too much on accounting shifts and revenue assumptions. >> this budget looks at trying to solve a problem without having solved the problem. too many gimmicks, revenues that are never gonna come in. >> other areas losing out on the state's new deal include state workers getting billions cuts in compensation. among the winners in the budget are some social services like cal works, the welfare to work program and subsidized day-care both feared total elimination. no new taxes in the budget. finally a vote is expected today but there's always a clincher in the deal. it needs two-thirds majority to pass. theresa garcia, abc 7 news. >> theresa, thanks a lot. caltrain's board of directors is expected to approve a fare hike and cuts service when it meets today. the plan calls for a 7% fare hike which means commuters would
have to pay 25 cents more per zone. a trip between san francisco and san jose would go up the by 75 cents to $8.50. four week-day trains would be cut from the schedule leaving caltrain with only hourly service between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.. the changes are part of a plan to balance caltrain's $100 million budget and will take effect in january. despite all the proposed cuts, a report out yesterday reveals caltrain executives have still been getting hefty pay raises. >> federal investigators looking into last month's gas line explosion and fire in san bruno are now examining whether pg&e had an adequate emergency response plan. the san francisco examiner reports officials in san bruno and san mateo county said pg&e did not share its emergency plan for the pipeline prior to the disaster. more cities are now interested in the location of the lines and how they can be shut off quickly. the associated press also found that federal regulators did not have copies of emergency
response plans. >> berkeley police are warning residents about a new kind of atm sting. they take out bank of america atm's until they saw a customer forget his card and walk away. the men would walk up and make withdrawals while the card is still in the machine. they typically made off with $400. the two men in custody aren't the only ones preys on atm customers. berkeley police say there have been 23 such thefts this year. >> many in the berkeley hills express concerns about mountain lions in the hills. the local deer population provides them with plenty of prey. this after the lawrence berkeley natural lab with an adult female and two cubs on the ground. alan wong tells us more. >> these are the three sightings of mountain lions here. >> in one month six animal carcasses were discovered in and around the lawrence berkeley
national lab property, likely because the deer has become such easy prey. >> this is kind of a grainy shot of the two cubs that were on one of the staircases here. >> employees have seen a female and two cubs on the property at least three times. another sighting on monday was nears this grizzly peak neighborhood. >> we're a little scared and not so sure about going out. >> instead of rushing to kill the mountain lions, lab officials are encouraging employees to cohabitate. >> our foremost priority is public safety. that's our most important value here with this process. however, we do want to be sensitive to the ecology and local lab life. >> they signed on biologist jim hale and act as a liaison between the police and the public. >> i'm educating them, basically, assuring them mountain lions are doing what they normally do. they're hunting deer, foraging for deer and not hunting humans.
>> his live and let live management approach is allows the lions to get back into the brush when possible. hale wants the public to understand the mountain lions are mostly focussed on the deer. >> wildlife biologist jim hale says there will be times when mountain lions will have to be euthanized but the initial approach now is live and let live. reporting in the berkeley hills, i'm alan wong, abc 7 news. >> 5:34. the quest for the world series begins today for the giants when they host the opening of the national league division series against atlanta. tim lincecum will start at at&t park tonight. he won 16 games this year. after winning the sy young award the last two years as the national league's best pitcher. it appears another sy young award winner and highest paid giant barry zito won't make the post-season roster. >> we're going to go with what we think our best team is.
we're not caught into salaries. it's how guys are doing. >> we're gonna just try to take it all in. obviously not to be too white-eyed about it. stick to our game and treat it like any other game. no need to put added pressure on yourself, i guess. >> we'll know about zito for sure about 10 a.m.. the game gets underway just after 6:30 this evening with game two starting at the same time tomorrow evening. >> one local kayak rental business expects to have brisk business during the playoff at cubby cove with a smash hit at the playoff. the police plan to have them standing by to make sure the fans stay safe on the water. the oakland ferry will also offer a ballpark special leaving at 5:00 and main street at 5:20. the ferry will arrive in plenty of time for the first pitch. it's 20 minutes after the game ends. >> you dive in, it's cold!
>> but they caught the ball! that's what's important. >> let's check with mike and see how game-time weather will look. >> pretty good, especially by our standards and what could be with fog and mist and all that other kind of stuff. let's slide on down to at&t park. that first pitch under a partly cloudy sky, about 63 degrees dropping to 59. we'll start with twilight because the sun sets at 6:44, obviously ends up quite dark and a little chilly. probably need a little of a light jacket unless you can enjoy the warmth and the coziness of 41,000 other people that will be with you. 8:00 this morning, mostly sunny, patches of fog and clouds hanging around. temperatures hanging in the 50s. by noon mostly sunny but look for a few clouds passing through our skies. mid to upper 60s most neighborhoods. by 4:00 sunshine just about everywhere with mid to upper 60s in most neighborhoods. may even be in the 70-degree
range around fairfield and antioch and 60 half moon bay to 61 santa cruz. let's take a look at that accu-weather seven-day forecast. today could be the coolest day of them all. tomorrow a couple of degrees warmer. about 6 degrees warmer by saturday. a couple more degrees tacked on for sunday. we'll hold steady into monday and by tuesday and wednesday temperatures could be nearing 90 inland, mid-80s around the bay and mid-70s around the coast. definitely warmer next week. going to the game, what do you suggest? >> i suggest mass transit. right now things look good all around the bay area. pretty quiet. here's the toll plaza. a very different picture later on tonight as folks head to the game. here are some of your options. you may want to consider bart. they will be running longer trains this evening. so far reporting no delays. and also as jenelle just mentioned, there's a special alameda oakland ferry service that's going to take you directly to at&t park tonight. that would be another option because it will get pretty
crowded. also as we head to the north bay, there's still an accident, an early morning one that's out there, southbound 101. the left lane will be blocked as they clean up this fuel spill. jenelle, kristen. >> thanks so much, frances. time now 5:38. >> you know, undergrads could have the upper hand in the search for a job. why graduate students may not be the most attractive job candidate in this tough market. >> marine biologists think they figured out how a blue whale sapphire preferred are worth 25% more on travel. we're like forget florida, we're going on a safari. so we're on the serengeti, and seth finds a really big bone. we're talking huge. they dig it up, put it in the natural history museum and we get to name it. sethasauraus. really. your points from chase sapphire preferred are worth 25% more on travel? means better vacations. that's incredible.
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. good morning. it's 5:41. let's take a look out here. at&t, the willie mays statue. the park. taking on the braves. >> that's steve's sister shooting that. >> steve, i'll meet you out there. 6:30 for the game. >> we'll check with mike and see how the weather will be. a lot of traffic along the embarcadero. >> marine biologists believe a pregnant blue whale likely died after colliding with a ship. the mammal washed up at bean hollow state park on to the san mateo coast over the weekend.
a fetus was found 30 feet from the adult whale. a park ranger said the blue whale appeared to show signs of blunt force trauma. researchers are trying to determine what too do with the carcass. >> finding a job in this economy is not easy, especially for students with little or no work experience. lisa amin gulezian has more on how young people are navigating the complicated system and how the recession may actually give some of them a leg up. >> i am scott! >> scott has his greeting down to a science. it's what he needs to do to stand out at santa clara university's annual fall job fair. he's just one of hundreds looking for a job. >> i got laid off in april. and i've been lookin' around. put in a lot of lot of resumes. >> at a time when california's unemployment rate is 12.4% and companies are scaling back, young people are learning.
>> it's really hard. >> even here only 93 companies showed up. in a good year, twice as many participate with plenty of jobs. but right now there are far more applicants than openings. companies like gallo wine, facebook.com and macy's are hiring and they have the luxury of being picky. >> what are you looking for today? >> i'm looking to see how the students interact with me in regards to simple things like a handshake up to how they can talk to the information that's on their resume. >> personal and attitude matter. according to a professor of economics alex field in this economy undergrads may actually have a leg up. >> sometimes firms will, you know, view a fresh face, trainable, somebody just out of college. enthusiastic. perhaps a little less expensive than somebody that's been out a while. >> that's a concept they hope catches on fast. lisa amin gulezian, abc 7 news.
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welcome back. time for your california forecast. 5:47. still some pretty active weather up in the sierra with some higher elevation snow and even some scattered showers hanging around. as we look towards the forecast, 56 tahoe today, 70 yosemite. sunshine and mid-70s through the central valley. 58 big sur, sunny san diego. >> 5:47.
a budget will likely pass. they could vote on it later today. the budget must pass legislature by a two-thirds margin. calls for big cuts in education. >> a trip between san francisco and san jose would go up by 75 cents to $8.50. four weekday trains will be cut leaving an hourly service from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. the giants lead the division at home. game one just after 6:30 this evening. game two begins the same time tomorrow night. the series moves to atlanta on sunday. the latest on these stories coming up at 6:00. >> a peruvian writer won the nobel prize in literature today. the 74 year sold author is one of the most acclaimed writers in the spanish-speaking world. he has written 30 novels, plays
and essays. the academy says they chose him for his examination of power structures. >> a seasoned skipper says he would be dead if not for his bright yellow life jacket. he was off alcatraz when he got snagged on a line and went overboard. they spotted saber and called for help. after 20 minutes in the water he was rescued by the coast guard. we talked to saber by phone. he has advice if you board a ship. >> if there's anything i can impart from the public, it's certainly resounding: use your life vest. i was solo on the boat. nothing worse than watching your boat sail away all by yourself. >> a dockhand found his boat after it hit a pier in san francisco. >> practice runs with the blue
angels, the roar of their engines and see them flying between 1:00 and 4:00 this afternoon. they have another practice run tomorrow afternoon. they will perform their precision-flying act saturday and sunday at 3 p.m.. saturday mornings parade of ships this year will include six u.s. navy ships, two canadian warships and two navy vessels. the biggest parade in 20 years. >> we saw the uss macon. >> right there you can see it. they'll be open for tours to the public i think this weekend. that's going to be so much fun. >> yeah! how's the weather? >> i think it will be great. one of those weekends temperatures a little above average and lots of sunshine. show you what's going on right now at at&t. i think our director is an oakland guy actually because he's showing coca-cola and where is the home of coca-cola? >> atlanta! >> atlanta, yea!
i think he's trying to sends us a message. we'll move on. we'll leave him behind if we all celebrate if we're in the playoffs -- i'm kidding you, scott. >> he's cutting your time. >> he is. straight to the seven-day. low to mid-50s around the bay. we have a few patches of clouds in the south bay, san jose 57. fog around santa rosa and 54. down around the monterey bay we've temperatures low to mid-50s also. let's talk about some highlights. mostly sunny and a quiet day. the threat of storms gone for a while. mainly clear, kind of cool tonight, patchy fog possible in our valleys and warmer in the afternoon, saturday all the way through the end of the 7-day forecast. redwood city, cool again. santa rosa, san jose 2 to 3 to 5 degrees cooler than yesterday but still pretty comfortable with upper 60s to mid-70s. in fact, we'll have mid-70s in
east bay valleys. 74s danville, brentwood. south bay a little hazy from time to time but mainly sunny and low to mid-70s. cupertino and santa clara and saratoga around 73. millbrae 69 but low to mid-70s for most of the peninsula. we'll have low to mid-60s along the coast today, downtown, south san francisco, sausalito, mid to upper 60s with low to mid-70s through our valleys and low 60s at our beaches. monterey bay, caramel, monterey, 70 santa cruz and mid-70s for morgan hill, gilroy and hollister. tonight the coolest weather the north bay valley. mid to upper 40s for you. the rest of us low to mid-50s. upstairs you see this area of low pressure and this counterclockwise swirl pulling away from the bay area. because it's doing that the threat for the storms are gone. now we're watching the area of high pressure.
storm track to the north. that sinking air will bring us some warmer weather. not else inially tomorrow but you'll really notice it saturday and by sunday most of us 6 to 10 degrees warmer. and we could be another 4 to 8 degrees warmer when the heat peaks in the middle part of next week. have a great day. enjoy the game if you're going. here's frances. >> you can enjoy the ride. it's looking really good this morning. no delays for you around the bay area. the interchange, headlights move northbound. the drive time just 20 minutes from morgan hill and that's 880 right across your screen. looking good all the way into san francisco. and in contra costa county, really no big delays yet. usually start to see slowing here first on westbound 4 in antioch. but things look good southbound in walnut creek and the san ramon valley. check out drive times, 680 continues to move well through the sunol grade 30 minutes. even out of antioch.
some pockets of slowing, drive time 18 minutes. you can get more drive times by going to our website, abc7news.com. just click on the bay area traffic link. jenelle, kristen. >> time now 5:54. the government cracking down on airline fees and cellphone carriers. >> jane king with this morning's "moneyscope" report. >> good morning. how about no more surprises on your cellphone bill. the scc considering requiring carriers to warn customers before they get hit with eye-popping bills because they ran out of phone or data time. speaking of high charges, air-tran promoting $39 fares that cost $44. and delta's being penalized for not disclosing fees and ads and continental with complaints from disabled passengers. these the month of may alone and reflects a crackdown of the obama administration. the forecast to show no change in the number of jobs in the u.s.
ups is hiring 50,000 temporary workers for the holidays. these are jobs that start at about $8.15 an hour. kohl's is hiring 40,000. >> american airlines are calling for 800 flight attendants and pilots because of growing demand for international flights. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king with the bloomberg business report. >> a five-month long gang and crackdown in santa cruz county called a major success. local state and federal authorities show a seize of cash and weapons. it included the santa cruz police gang unit and the county anti-crime team. santa cruz's interim police chief called the effort the first step in an ongoing effort to make the streets safer. >> a new controversy over who escorts to games. accused of raiding the general fund to cover the cost of police escort for 49er charter buses to oakland and san francisco.
the team buses got escorts twice in 2009 and three times so far this season. the group santa clara fair says it violated its promise not to spend any money in the general fund in connection with building a 49ers stadium in santa clara. >> that's our money. that's our general fund. he has no right to be spending that without telling people he's doing that. >> the theory was these hours would be added up and when the stadium authority was established the city would be reimbursed. >> the chief says the escort for the five games totals $2,000. two city council members are suggesting the 49ers be build. >> san francisco muni officials are creating a smart phone application that pulls in regional scheduling and pricing all under one network. the san francisco examiner reports muni chief ford says officials have been talking with
several technology developers to design the application they plan to have available next year. it would provide information to travelers and help them to decide whether to take a bus, ride on bart, pay for a cab or drive where there might be available parking. >> it's 5:57 now. just ahead on abc 7 news at 6:00, several sightings, several dead animals. a bay area community where mountain lions and humans are getting too close for comfort. >> and there are winners and there are losers in the new proposed budget deal that has yet to be signed. i'm theresa garcia live at u.c. berkeley. some of the losers are speaking out sparked by the cuts to out sparked by the cuts to educucucucucucucucucucucucucucuc
as a prosecutor, you never forget the cases where children are hurt. they stay with you. i'm kamala harris, and it's why i started san francisco's first child assault unit and wrote laws increasing prison time for child sexual abuse. and when i found out that nearly every young person killed was a high school dropout, i started prosecuting parents who let their children skip school. truancy dropped 30%. as attorney general, i can do this for all of california.