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it. the costumes were out. we'll talk about it coming up. >> and state senators pull an all-nighter trying to pass a budget bill. a proposed spending plan at the assembly but went to a roadblock in the state senate. >> a live look from downtown san francisco. mother nature not throwing us a filthy changeup today. we'll talk about that and the forecast for the game tonight. >> keeping an eye on an accident in the oakland maze. westbound 580 to eastbound 80, emergency crews still there, still a minor backup but they've been out there an hour. i'll let you know how it develops. good morning, everyone. it's friday, october 8th. i'm jenelle wang in for eric thomas. >> i hear the excitement in that! i'm kristen sze. oakland firefighters are keeping watch this morning on a waterfront restaurant that was destroyed by an overnight fire. flames from a flare-up destroyed a 20-foot cabin cruiser docked
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behind that restaurant. it erupted 11:00 last night and still smoldering this morning. it destroyed tiki tom's restaurant at 29th avenue and the park street bridge. it was secured so firefighters didn't have quick access to the site. that bridge was shut down for a little while but has since reopened. investigators will look into the cause of the fire at daylight. >> other big news, it was electrifying at the giants ballpark. the team has a one-game lead going into tonight's second game in the best of five playoff series against the atlanta braves. tim lincecum was ner perfection striking out 14 baters allowing just two hits in pitching the complete game. a clutch two-out single by cody. beat the braves 1-0. >> bus and i were on the same page for the most part. just trying to fill out the strike zone. >> game two is tonight at at&t park. matt will be on the mound for
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the giants. first pitch at 6:37. >> giants fans are hoping the team can keep that momentum going in game two. riding high and celebrating. theresa garcia is live at at&t with more. hi, theresa! >> one win down and two more to go if the giants are to advance in the playoff series. if orange wasn't already your favorite color, i'm sure you have people out there saying orange you happy to be a giants fan. the fan fever in full force yesterday. perhaps that team lent an extra hand to the already brilliant performance as the giants did clinch that 1-0 against the braves. the team played before a sold out crowd. many fans expressed loyal support by zeroing in on unique characteristics of the some of the place. from the panda hat to the relief pitcher beard and even the tim lincecum hair. >> i think it's great. i got my beard in my bag. so does he!
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>> beer and the beard. >> whatever it takes to win! >> spirit was starting to look so ridiculous a month ago and now everybody hops on board and i hopped on board. >> but it really didn't matter what costume was on the fan, definitely rose to an occasion and all shared a glorious win together with tim lincecum on the mound pitching a beautiful game. game two is here tonight at at&t park. live in san francisco, theresa garcia, abc 7 news. >> all right, theresa. thanks a lot. 6:03. right now in sacramento the state senate pulls an all-nighter. a budget deal a record 100 days overdue. senators have been caucusing, voting, arm-twisting and making last-minute deals but they don't have the majority to pass the bill. the $875 billion general plan
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avoids taxes and cuts mostly through accounting tricks. the package includes delaying $2 billion in payments to schools and community colleges into the next fiscal year. also based on a rollsy economic forecast with state revenue to significantly increase. the record delay could force the state to issue iou's to pay creditors. an announcement on that expected later today. a fuel spill in redwood shores up to $158,000 now. officials still don't know what caused a pipe to rupture august 25th. a firm hired out by the city to find out what happened says several possible causes are being looked into. it sent more than 48,000 gallons of raw sewage into residential streets and homes. >> budget cuts at caltrain will meet higher fares and fewer trains next year. the board approved a price increase of 7%, 25 cents per zone. the fare from san francisco to san jose will go up by 75 cents.
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the cost of a monthly pass increases $20. the board voted to eliminate four weekday trains from the schedule from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. all changes go into effect january 1st. >> fleet week is getting into full swing. you probably already heard or feel the blue angels roaring. >> the navy's precision flight team did practice runs over the bay area yesterday. they'll practice again this afternoon along with a full air show rehearsal. that air show will perform starting at 1:00 both saturday and sunday and the blue angels themselves fly at 3:00 and pilots will sign australia at pier 39 at 7:15 tomorrow night. the parade of ships, that starts saturday morning at 10:00. >> i'm so excited for this weekend! >> i know you saw it yesterday. >> watch today, go tomorrow, maybe again on sunday. the giants play, too. a lot to juggle. >> let's check our forecast with
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mike nicco. >> we have college football also, usc and ucla in town. let's focus your weekend forecast now on fleet week. i'll get those football forecasts put together and probably put them in my blog. you can check them out on fleet week activities for friday, saturday and sunday. sunshine, 68 in san francisco. 73 tomorrow. 78 sunday and even though it's october, you can still get a nice little nasty sun burn if you're not careful if you're out all day. let's break down this friday, mostly sunny at 8:00. santa rosa and napa still the 40s. the rest of us low to mid-50s. quick warming with the calm air. just about total sunshine and the dry air. mid to upper 60s through the coast and all the way through the bay and san jose through the valleys of the east bay, north bay. low to mid-70s. but 4:00 almost total sunshine with a few passing high clouds. low 60s along the coast.
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otherwise mid to upper 60s throughout bay. mid-70s the east bay valleys and low to mid-70s for santa rosa and napa. here's a look at your accu-weather 7-day forecast. temperatures jump 4 degrees tomorrow and sunday jump another 2 to 4 degrees. and all through next week we'll have mainly sunny conditions, dry air with warming rather nicely in the afternoon with near 70 along the coast. upper 70s to low 80s along the bay and mid-80s inland. temperatures 40s and 50s at night. >> why is it so slow on the upper deck of the bay bridge? well, there was an earlier stall. they just cleared it but you can see it has caused some brake lights as you make your way out of oakland. we'll also check out the oakland maze for you. we were following this earlier accident that was right there on that curve. but it has been cleared so everything's fine for westbound 80. traffic heading towards the bay
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bridge. still looking good but we'll see if they turn on metering lights on due to that earlier stall. no troubles here. it's looking good in both directions. the drive time is 14 minutes from 880 to 101. if you are heading to the game tonight, you may want to consider bart with no delays. they may run longer trains. the oakland ferry has a special ferry that takes you directly to at&t park. you may want to consider caltrain that drops you off right at the park as well. all those systems looking good right now. >> you know what, i think that slowdown on the bay bridge is simply because the drivers want to put on their brakes and show a wave of orange lights. >> that's their master plan! >> thanks, frances. time right now 6:08. >> just ahead, cameras in the courtroom. why a federal appeals judge says trials should be televised. >> also what a new report out sapphire preferred
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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
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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. state budget cuts are crippling my classroom, so i can't believe the sacramento politicians cut a backroom deal that will give our state's wealthiest corporations a new billion dollar tax give-away,
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a new handout that can only mean larger class sizes and even more teacher layoffs. but passing prop 24 can change all that. prop 24 repeals the unfair corporate give-away and puts our priorities first. vote yes on prop 24, because it's time to give our schools a break, not the big corporations. welcome back. it's now 6:12. the debate is on. is it time to allow tv cameras into the nation's courtrooms. the chief judge on the 9th u.s. circuit court of appeals has written in a law review it could increase public respect for the justice system and might improves trials. this seen as a slight at the u.s. supreme court for blocking coverage of the prop 8 gay marriage trial. lawyers and judges might grandstand for the camera and witnesses might be intimidated. a nationwide poll released this
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morning shows most parents and teens say online social networks aren't doing a very good job of protecting kids' privacy. the group's commence sense madeaway says 92% of kids share too much online. 91% of parents think that search engines and social net working sites should not be able to share kids' physical locations with other companies until parents give authorization. a roundtable discussion today you launches a campaign to protect kids' personal information and reputations online. >> want to get cozy by the fire on those cold nights? if it's a spare the air day, you're out of luck. that includes all logs, even the manufactured once. dura fame logs are included. they say they should be exempt because they burn cleaner.
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it upheld a section of the rule that calls for fire logs to show burning may be restricted on certain nights and listing a phone number to check on the burn status. >> an important delate now with spare the air probably around the corner. >> start next month. and we'll put an end to our summer spare the air which is still lingering. we had spare the air days with all that heat just last week. things rather cool at night. maybe not cool enough to run a fire but probably good enough to get out there and start to get all that wood together and get it ready for when it does get cool enough. let's talk about what's happening right now. good morning to you. 6:14 this friday looking from the berkeley hills on the clean air that sits over the bay right now and also the clear sky and the temperatures much cooler this morning. check 'em out. 10 degrees cooler in santa rosa than yesterday. only one in fairfield, oakland, san francisco and los gatos. around the bay 2 to 3 degrees cooler out to the coast.
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same thing for concord, 4, livermore and napa at 7 novato. the deepest valleys of the north bay that are seeing the biggest drop in the temperatures. here we are with mid to upper 40s in santa rosa, napa, redwood city, half moon bay, los gatos and livermore. the rest of us low to mid-50s. the monterey bay, 50 santa cruz and monterey but as you head to watsonville and inland, temperatures in the upper 40s. sunshine will dominate our sky once again. a few high clouds from time to time so we'll call it mostly sunny and slightly warmer than yesterday by 2 to 4 degrees. cool again tonight under a clear sky and sunshine with our afternoon this weekend warmer than average. watching the low continue to pull away. its influence pretty much over on our weather. high pressure moving in. what that means for the weekend is warmer days. it's going to continue to push this storm track north. very active weather there. that will miss us other than a few high clouds today and again tomorrow. upper 70s south bay.
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cupertino, campbell, santa rosa, san jose 76. we have millbrae at 70. warm as you head southbound on the peninsula into the low to mid-70s. over on the coast sunshine today. low to mid-60s for you. downtown south san francisco and sausalito mid to upper 60s. north bay beaches you may see a few clouds. otherwise sunshine and low to mid-60s. upper 60s to low 70s on the east bay shore with oakland and hayward 70. inland we'll have mid-70s for the east bay valleys. monterey bay and caramel the mid-60s with the rest of the bay low to mid-70s. tonight napa, santa rosa, cloverdale, half moon bay, santa cruz, morgan hill and livermore the upper 40s. rest of us low to mid-50s. dropping 4 to 8 degrees warmer by sunday and hold near 70 at the coast all next week. near 80 around bay and mid-80s
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inland. >> because of that earlier stall on the bay bridge, metering lights were turned early. starting to see a backup at the parking lot, not too bad at this point. still pretty good, the drive time 20 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze. that earlier accident in the maze all gone. 680 in walnut creek as well. southbound traffic here on the right. that's the north main street exit. it looks good towards highway 24. westbound 580 at grand line road, the shoulder a little slowing right there. not too bad. most of it is green so the drive time's 20 minutes now from 205 to 680. the normal go and slow traffic out of antioch on westbound 4. check out 101 in san rafael for you. no trouble heading southbound here towards the golden gate bridge. 101 also looking good in the south bay. this time headlights move northbound and it's quiet out of morgan hill all the way into san francisco. get the latest traffic
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information anytime but going to you'll find it all under the bay area traffic link. jenelle, kristen. >> thanks, frances. time 6:18. >> coming up, there's a growing trend by many homeowners to have electric water heaters installed but are they worth the additional cost. michael finney has the
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meet the real meg whitman: serving on the board of goldman sachs, whitman was caught reaping millions from insider stock deals. after ebay shareholders sued and a judge cited the obvious conflict of interest she was forced to pay the money back. what kind of person would be involved in deals a fellow republican congressman called corrupt? and in her last year at ebay, whitman paid herself $120 million right before the company laid off 10% of it's workers. we're choosing a governor, shouldn't character matter?
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in today's tech bytes, amazon is ready to open an new online application store. the "wall street journal" reports that the apps would be for smart phones running google android software.
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google has its own online store with about 80,000 apps. t-mobile smart phone customers are moving into the hi-tech fast lane. the 4-g wireless phone network is in 65 metro areas. "u.s.a. today" tried it out. >> it was pretty darn fast. what does that mean? it means faster web surfing when you're on the go, quicker downloads, means you can watch a video without a lot of hiccups. >> those are your tech bytes. >> 30% of your energy bill goes to heating your water. now there's a new type of electric water heater that claims to help cut your cost. it's called a hybrid and "consumer reports" just tested several. here's 7 on your side's michael finney with the results. >> most of the water heaters sold are conventional ones but
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sales of hybrid water heaters are growing. >> come to understand about the efficiency, it will save them a lot of money over time and more interest. >> hybrid water heaters cost about $1,000 than a conventional electric heater. so how long until you really start saving? "consumer reports" tested three to find out. hybrid water heaters work like conventional electric ones but have a pump that draws in heat from the air to help heat the water. hybrids are taller because the pump is usually mounted on top. as a result you need at least a 7 foot ceiling and about 1,000 cubic feet of space. to evaluate, engineers set the temperature to 65 degrees in this specially built enclosure. a family would use 80 to 85 gallons. turns out the hybrid water heaters can save you more than
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$300 a year compared to a conventional electric water heater. >> that means they could pay for their purchase price and installation cost in as little as five years. that's a lot faster than either solar or tankless heaters. >> consumer report says this one from reen is a good choice. it costs about $1400 plus installation. you'll see a drop in your electric bills right away. now, if you're thinking of buying a hybrid water heater, now is definitely a good time to do it. that's because there's a 30% federal tax credit available till the end of this year. i'm michael finney, "7 on your side." >> a russian astronaut has taken off. this is the first time anna chapman, the first time since being deported from the u.s. in
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july. the three-man crew is due to reach the international space station in two days. >> still ahead at 6:30, the latest on the impasse of the state senate. lawmakers have been up all night to pass the state budget bill. >> why jerry brown's campaign is apologizing to his opponent meg whitman for comments left on a voice mail. >> and there was some very funky team spirit as the giants won game one in the playoff series. there's advancing forward. i'm theresa garcia live in san francisco. game two is tonight and the fan fever is on the rise. >> you're looking at our major airports across the lower 48 and the weather that goes with 'em. it is fairly quiet and no severe weather is expected today. >> extra slow at the bay bridge toll plaza this morning due to an earlier stall. already backed up to the west grand overpass.
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. ♪ good friday morning! it's 6:29. did you get any sleep last night or were you wide awake thinking about the giants. >> dreaming and thinking about the giants. >> and tim lincecum. my husband is like why are you saying tim! i'm just kidding. >> a lot to talk about this morning. (laughter) >> i'm kristen sze. >> i'm jenelle wang in for eric thomas. they're about to ring the opening bell on wall street. in the last hour the labor
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department released the october jobs report. the unemployment rate remains at 9.6%. the bell is now ringing. this is advanced microdevices. no, it's not? >> actually they'll be doing the closing bell today. >> you confused me have. >> i did. i'm sorry. >> the closing bell from sustainable computing in new york city. my goodness, kristen. by the wait, the labor department did release the september jobs report this morning. the unemployment rate remained at 9.6 but 95,000 jobs last month due to government layoffs. today the final one before november elections between congress will face voters next month but the jobless rate near double digits. live to the new york stock exchange and sort it all out in about 15 minutes. >> it's now a record 100 days without a state budget for us. the state senator continues to pull an all-nighter but has not
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mustered enough votes to pass a budget package. voting and arm twisting, making last-minute deals but don't have the two-thirds majority to pass the budget. they this a main blueprint. they finished up the remaining dozen bills before 5:30 this morning. s general plan avoids new taxes and deep program cuts. but mostly through accounting tricks. it includes delaying $2 billion in payments to schools and community colleges into the next fiscal year. it's also based on a rosie economic forecast. the record delay could force the stay to issue iou's, to pay creditors. an announcement on that expected later today. >> our other big story, the giants riding high with a one-game lead going into tonight's second game in the best of five playoff series.
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tim lincecum gave a brilliant performance striking out 14 batters. shutout victory. scored their only run in the fourth inning on a clutch two-out single. instruct out derek league to end the game. >> on the same page for the most part and trying to fill out the strike zone. >> game two is tonight at at&t park. matt cain will be on the mind for the giants. >> 44,000 fans celebrated at at&t park and many more celebrated all over the bay area. theresa garcia is live at at&t park with more. theresa, are you going with the panda hat or the beard? >> i think the beard. different! one win down, two more to go if
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the giants are to advance in the playoff series against the braves. obviously people are hoping they are going to stay on a roll because they could make some history. no giants team has won a world series since 1954. and the fan fever, well that was certainly electrifying yesterday. perhaps that superteam spirit sent some extra energy to the already brilliant performance as they clinched a 1-0 win. that sold out 44,000 fans. uniq unique characteristics from the fans. if you didn't want to put on facial hair or a wig, there's always orange. one fan was so excited about the playoffs, he had an orange silk suit custom made in shanghai. >> niners aren't very good, they suck. the warriors aren't very good. obviously the raiders, wa, wa,
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wa! but we're ready. ready to cheer, ready to clap. >> amazingly exciting game and the crowd unbelievable. >> it isn't a matter of color. they shared an excitement of a glorious win with tim lincecum pitching a beautiful game. game two in the national league divisional series is tonight here at at&t. theresa garcia, abc 7 news. >> thanks, theresa. time 6:34. a statewide amber alert has been issued in southern california after a mother says her two young sons were kidnapped from their front yard. a four-year-old and his two-year-old brother. the mother said they were taken by the boy's father and paternal grandfather. the two men are from texas and believed to be driving a dodge caravan. the boys were kidnapped in their
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yard in anaheim around 8:00 last night. >> new controversy in the california governor's race. someone in brown's campaign referred to meg whitman as a whore. it received an audio recording from the l.a. police union which has endorsed whitman. brown called the union last month and left a message. then believing he had hung up, the voice mail captured a conversation between brown and his aide. they talked about whitman's agreement to cut a deal with the police union to exempt public safety workers from part of her pension reform plan. at that point voice can be heard saying: what about saying she's a whore. they are saying an aide said it, not brown himself. the term is an insult to both meg and to women of california. >> oakland police chief anthony bats says there's no truth to rumors of a crime lab scandal
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similar to san francisco's. he called to police headquarters to make that announcement yesterday. this is the first time anyone heard of the allegations that said an investigation that began with anonymous tip turned up no evidence of misconduct by a crime lab technician. he wanted to get ahead of the rumor before it gained traction. >> the nobel prize committee has violated its principles by naming a criminal as peace prize winner. the prize goes to imprisoned chinese disdant for his long non-violent struggle in china. he coauthored a charter in 2008 that called for greater freedom and an end to the communist party's political dominance. but just before it was released, he was arrested, convicted of subversion and sentenced to 11 years in prison. >> i think we're gonna see some sun but it's not going to be very, very warm. have a sweatshirt if it's handy.
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>> the giants are still red hot. they'll keep us warm >> slightly. the sunshine will do a good job during the day. tonight cool. first let's talk about how much warmer this afternoon will be than yesterday. oakland pretty much the same, 70. san francisco and san jose 2 degrees warmer, san jose 3, concord 4 and redwood city about 6 degrees warmer than yesterday afternoon. 11 hours, 30 minutes and 30 seconds of sunshine this friday. break it down. still in the 40s at 8:00 around santa rosa and napa. the rest of us low to mid-50s. mostly sunny day, high clouds roaming through our sky throughout the afternoon hours. by noon mid to upper 60s. as you head through the south bay, low to mid-70s. by 4:00 look for mostly sunny conditions once again. half moon bay at 62. everybody else around the bay in the upper 60s to low 70s. we'll hit mid-70s morgan hill, the east bay valleys and napa and fairfield.
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about 70 in santa rosa. it's fleet week. the weekend forecast looks really nice. in fact, it will get warmer every day in san francisco from 68 today to 73 tomorrow to 78 on sunday. accu-weather seven-day forecast, about 4 to 8 degrees warmer by sunday and then temperatures will remain fairly steady all the way through next week. mid-80s inland, near 80 around the bay and near 70 at the coast. >> the slow spot at the bay area the bay bridge toll plaza backed up to the 880 overcrossing because of an earlier stall. pretty slow for a friday morning, about a 15-minute delay. may want to consider carpooling or bart. heading to the san mateo bridge, no trouble there. not even slow on 880 now. 101 also looks good on the san mateo side. checking out the ride for marin county commuterss, a light commute into san francisco and we'll head over to 101 alodge the peninsula.
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headlightses move northbound through millbrae. catching a flight at sfo, should be looking good. we'll check out the 280 and 17 interchange in san jose. headlights are northbound 280 and that's highway 17 right across your screen. in the los gatos area, the southbound 85 connector to southbound 17 will be closed the next 20 minutes. should be reopen by 7:00. >> time now 6:39. trading is underway on wall street. a live report from the new york stock exchange. straight ahead, a live look at the big board. shows the dow's up 11 points. >> also vandals and their victims. a memorial defaced in the east bay. bay. th[ male announcer ] build your better breakfast at subway with the $2.50 breakfast combo. get a 16oz. cup of piping-hot seattle's best coffee and a savory new sunrise subway melt built fresh to your order for just $2.50.
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♪ all right. 6:43 on a friday. let's take a look at your california forecast. high clouds and sunshine along the coast. eureka 62, big sur 64. upper 70s through the central valley. heading to the sierra this weekend, the rain is gone. temperatures build from the low 60s in tahoe to near 70 by sunday. 77 yosemite today to near 90 by sunday. if you're heading to southern california, look for sunshine and look at those temperatures getting into the mid-90s last and near 80 in san diego. kristen? >> mike, thanks a lot. they're insulted, offended and horrified. survivors of the oakland fire storm can't believe someone would vandlize the memorial. lisa amin gulezian has more from
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the east bay. >> to say gordon piper cherishes this place would be an understatement. he comes to the fire storm memorial garden daily. he notices everything. >> found this bar laying in the gravel. >> someone vandalized this bronze sculpture built specifically to remember the victims of the 1991 oakland hills fire. >> like being kicked in the stomach. kind of -- kind of the feeling, mean spirited actually. >> gordon didn't just help build this garden, he also lost his home in the massive fire storm. he finds solace here among the flowers and the beams. each symbolizes a new eucalyptus tree. now eight are gone. >> the economy and people selling this for scrap. >> he's outraged by what happened. we showed him what's left of the
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sculpture. it stands a few feet from the names of 25 people who died in the fire including frances gray scott. peter's mother was home alone when the fire swept across the road. >> those of us who went through it don't want people to forget. and that's what that garden is. it's a reminder. >> even though they've reported the vandalism to police, this tarp is going up and motion detectors are being installed to protect the structure. in oakland, lisa amin gulezian, abc 7 news. u.s. authorities are prompting a search along amtrak routes. it's called rail safe. they have been briefed on a possible trough threat. officials are using what they call an abundance of caution. amtrak is holding the high security exercise where uniformed officers will be visible on national transit routes. a senior homeland security official says the exercise is not connected in any way to the
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terror threat in europe. >> the golden state warriors have a new coach, owner and logo but one old thing they still have is debt. our media partner reports the team owes more than $10 million in back rent. when the owner purchased the team earlier this year for a record $450 million, it was his to pay the oakland alameda authority the back rent and other fees under the lease agreement. an arbitrator agreed with the coliseum about the money owed. the warriors hope to get the decision overturned. >> grap decided to rebrand itself and change its logo. they unveil a new design. from the initial reaction, very few people think the change is a good idea. take a look. the new logo is on the left-hand side. you can see the company has shrunk the iconic blue box. the logo has been around 20 years. the company says it was time for a change but hundreds of twitter posts attacked the new design
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calling it bland, ugly and an utter failure. gap admits the new logo may be temporary. >> and maybe something like that, a logo could really affect sales. >> exactly, yeah. people get used to the brand, the logo and everything. >> not so quick news this morning on the economy. bloomberg reporter courtney donahue is live at the new york stock exchange with the latest on a bombshell deposition and a foreclosure investigation. >> good morning. we've got a lot of things going on but first i want to talk about the economy. the economy lost more jobs than foreclosure, 95,000, way more than the 90,000 economists forecast. markets slightly higher reaching the gallop 25 points. the nasdaq down slightly but some investors are expecting the fed will step in with some stimulus cash to boost the economy. that's why we're not seeing the market much lower.
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and your bloomberg silicon valley index, that's little changed. the documents investigation, former employee, one of the law firms working on documents for lenders like gmac, fannie mae, freddie mac manufactured documents used in florida foreclosure proceedings. this was in a deposition obtained by bloomberg and did it with the help of offshore contractors in places like guam and manila. people who are not notaries regularly used notary stamps just sitting around the office. who worked in the law offices of david stern said the firm violated loss on the memberson military under investigation by florida's attorney general. it's friday but that doesn't mean it's okay to put on the jeans and t-shirts for work today. the society of resource management says 53% back in
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2002. of course in the bay area, google way higher. that's business new live. bloomberg news. >> i guess we have to step up our act on fridays. time now 6:49. >> the mayors of san francisco and atlanta have placed a friendly wager on the outcome of this giants playoff series. the losing mayor has to fly the other city's team flag at city hall. we'd like to see how you're celebrating the giants. one example, video sent to our google page today. he's cheering for the giants with two-year-old ryder. you can send your video or e-mail your photos. apparently if the winning mayor wants one, he can take a tour of the other city, the losing city as a personal gift. >> i think they're going to put
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together some goody bags for the winning mayor. i think we have sour dough bread in ours. >> like coke. maybe hotdogs from a bar today. (laughter) >> how's our weather forecast looking tonight for our giants game? >> looking pretty good. a lot like last night. a lot of fans wearing sweatshirts and probably more doing that tonight. 6:50. everybody looked at me cross-eyed when i said hotdogs from the varsity. >> when my parents come up thanksgiving, i'll have them bring some. house divided with the braves playing the giants. yikes! on to the bay. doesn't it look rather refreshing, mostly clear. it is kind of cool though. let's talk about some temperatures. still 40s, napa, santa rosa, half moon bay, redwood city and liver more and low to mid-50s the rest of us. inland upper 40s to 50 degrees.
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highlights, mostly sunny, slightly warmer today. it will be cool again tonight and sunny in our weekend afternoons will be warmer than average. in fact a lot of that will spill into next week, too. the temperatures today, east bay valleys, walnut creek and dublin on the warm end, 77. brentwood the cool end 74. east bay shore, low to mid-70s most neighborhoods, richmond and berkeley upper 60s. cupertino, campbell, san jose, 76. most of your neighbors around that, 74 milpitas. san mateo about 72 degrees. sunshine along the coast today. low to mid-60s for you. not too breezy, sausalito mid to upper 70s. north bay beaches low to mid-60s. farther north you may run into a few clouds but mainly sunshine with low to mid-70s. everybody else even inland in the mid to upper 70s.
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let's talk about that game at at&t park. clear, a little chilly. 6:37 first pitch. 63 dropping to 59 as the evening unfolds. 40s livermore, morgan hill, santa cruz, half moon bay, santa rosa, napa and cloverdale, everybody else low to mid-50s. let's take a look what is going to happen for fleet week. one more forecast before we get to the 7-day forecast. 68 today in san francisco to 73 to 78 on sunday. it is going to be crazy with all the people coming in for that wonderful weather and fleet week. also, ucla and usc at stanford and cal. i'll have that on my blog. temperatures mid-80s inland from sunday through thursday. near 80 around the bay and near 70 at the coast. >> bay bridge toll plaza backed
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up to the 880 overcrossing right now. all due to an earlier stall. metering lights turned on early. a new stall reported but lower deck of the bay bridge heading out of san francisco. inter80 to berkeley slightly under the speed limit so the drive time westbound 23 minutes from the card nez bridge to the maze. walnut creek looking pretty good southbound here towards highway 24 and san ramon valley and sunol grade. we'll head to the north bay and show you 101 in san rafael. we're starting to see a little congestion as you make your way through the downtown san rafael exit. in the south bay 101 and 880 still light this friday morning. that's northbound 101 for headlights and 880 across your screen. checking out the drive time north bound 880, 16 minutes. an earlier stalled truck at broadway is off to the shoulder.
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you can get the latest drive times for your route to work by going to just click on the bay area traffic link. jenelle. >> frances, time now 6:54. a sea lion shot in the muzzle last december is getting facial reconstruction yesterday. he was captured last december and taken to the marine center in sausalito where he made a remarkable recovery. this morning he'll undergo the first ever plastic surgery for a sea lion at sixflags discovery kingdom. a veterinarian along with a doctor who does plastic surgery on human patients will carry out the procedure. >> former cnn anchor rick sanchez is giving "good morning america" his first interview since a controversial radio rant got him inspired. he released a statement apologizing for remarks where he accused cnn and said jews control the media and called
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daily show host john stewart a big got. the comments about stewart were a big mistake. >> i said things i shouldn't say. they were wrong. not only were they wrong, they were offensive and people offendeded by it -- >> anti-semitic. >> deserve to know first of all it's not what i meant, second of all i apologize and it was wrong for me to be so careless and so inartful. >> you can watch the entire interview on "good morning america" right after our newscast. >> our top story, one down and two more to go in the first round of the major league baseball. fans going wild. theresa garcia's live at at&t park with more. theresa? >> we have one win down and two more to go if the giants are to win against the atlanta braves in the playoff series and the hope is, of course, the team
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will stay on a roll and make history. no team has won the world series since 1954. the fan fever was electrifying yesterday. the giants clinched a 1-0 win. the team played before a sold out crowd of 44,000 fans. many in the stands zeroed in on unique characteristics from some of the players. from the panda hat to the relief pitcher beard and even the tim lincecum hair. but, really, it didn't matter what costume or how much orange and black they wore. fan fever rose to the occasion and everyone shared the excitement of a glorious win. tim pitching a beautiful game. time to gather up your orange and black gear or funky shy of giants faith. the series continues tonight at at&t park. theresa garcia, abc 7 news. >> terry, thanks a lot. let's take a look at our final
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check of weather. >> thought we'd take care of those 44,000 that may show ups at at&t park. a few clouds possible. cool once again. that sweatshirt you wore last night good idea. the sun will set at 6:42. we have a wonderfully warm and sunny weekend. if you'd like cooler weather, head to the coast. near 60s there but near low 80s around the bay and inland. >> final check, the bay bridge toll plaza has it backed up to the 880 overcrossing. pretty crowded getting into san francisco tonight for the giants game. bart will be running longer trains. there's a special service on the alameda oakland ferry that takes you directly to at&t park. you may want to consider caltrain along the peninsula. it's orange friday. go giants! friday light traffic elsewhere. >> so cute! i love your giants fever! >> we'll be back with an update at 7:22.
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