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planning to take the san mateo bridge, all lanes open both directions eastbound 92 in hayward, all lanes open as well. >> one peninsula city's really cutting into its public safety. i'm theresa garcia live in san carlos. first the police department, now possibly the fire department. who do you call for help? why is it happening here? we'll explain. >> a lot going on this tuesday morning. 5 a.m.. thank you so much for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. topping that list of a lot going on, the giants. happy hours starts early for giants fans. activities begin shortly at at&t park ahead of today's game three in the giants' national league championship series against the philadelphia phillies. terry mcsweeney is live at the ballpark to show us what's going on. terry? >> it's called the pre-pregame activities. 5:00 just right now. they started serving pastries and coffee at the public house which is attached to the at&t ballpark.
6:00 they start serving the real deal. they open the bar and they expect quite a crowd. pregame two. the game, the seats all cleaned, the bunting up. they've got the field ready. players working out yesterday staying sharp. fans in philadelphia, the crowd that kristen sze used to run with, they're used to this kind of stuff. they're going for their third straight world series appearance. for the giants fans, seven years just a playoff, eight years since that disastrous game. if i think too much about that i might start drinking. >> a young team that came together before our very eyes. we didn't think we would be in this position today. so far the fans in the bay area, it's like reading a book. and all of a sudden the book became very interesting. >> games are at 1:19 this afternoon. that's a peculiar time.
you got the giants against campbell. series tied one game against the best of seven. maybe a line of changes for the giants. torres may be benched. he has been slumping. sanderball may be playing at third. we'll see at game time exactly what manager has in mind. but there's a curious bet going on between abc 7 and our sister station back in philadelphia. they're putting up something called tastykakes and we're putting up ghirardelli chocolate, winner take all. i'm not sure what tastykakes are, maybe kristen -- >> ho-ho, ding dong kind of thing. >> ghirardelli chocolate up against ding-dongs. quite a wager. (laughter) >> hey, i'm telling you. that's why we're the winning city. >> there's philadelphia. >> yeah. >> by the way, i was a mole.
i was a mole, okay. pretended to be for the philadelphia. >> you were an outstanding undercover agent. (laughter) >> all right, terry. thank you very much. we'll check in with you a little bit later. that's your story and you're stickin' with it. 5:03 now. the peninsula outsourcing its police department to save money, the same thing with fair fire department. what's that gonna mean. theresa garcia is live with the story in san carlos. >> you know, morale is low here in san carlos with the firefighters with as many as 24 positions on the line. it is all about fixing the budget shortfall. you have a city that's already outsourced its payroll saving $50,000. landscaping, saving another $900,000. now it's looking at its entire fire department. san carlos currently shares fire services with the city of belmont but over an issue of
cost has decided to dissolve that agreement which expires in october. the city says it comes down to the bottom line and last night council voted 4-1 to outsource saying it will save over $1 million. the city says the level of service will remain the same with two stations open and comparable staffing and equipment but residents don't feel confident. >> i'm a 40-year resident. they have served me well. they are the best. stay as you are. >> guys testing in different agencies and looking for employment until they get certainty what's going on in the communities here. >> either cal fire in menlo park, san mateo or redwood city will take over. each agency must submit a formal proposal which may or may not absorb the firefighters. already the police department's been outsourced. in a few weeks those services will transfer to the sheriff's department projected to save
$2.2 million a year. the city wants any interested agencies to submit their proposals by december 3rd. theresa garcia, abc 7 news. >> thanks. tens of thousands of low income parents are about to face a child care crisis. about 55,000 california children and 4,000 in alameda and contra costa counties will lose their child care services come november 1st. this is the result of a quarter billion dollar cut the governor made to balance the budget. families will now get child care subsidies only for the first two years after they stop getting state aid. the parents only got two weeks' notice of this and some say they will have to quit their jobs. >> lawyers are firing back at gay marriage opponents. that's the voter-approved state measure that banned same sex marriages in california. they signed a brief in san francisco yesterday. it says prop 8 sponsors failed
to make a sound case for preventing homosexuals for marrying. they said the only purpose was deny the same sex couples the honored stature of marriage and viewing gay relationships as okay. >> the santa clara county board of supervisors set to consider banning restrictions on smoking in unincorporated areas when it meets later this morning. supervisors have been holding public meetings over the summer over the proposed restrictions. it bans smoking within 30 feet of all buildings except single-family homes. there will be no smoking in places of employment, outdoor service lines and numerous other public areas. a main piece would create annual retail permits for businesses that sell tobacco products. >> all lanes of the san mateo bridge have just reopened after touch-up work on a repaired section. traffic was reduced to one lane so crews could paint a beam they repaired over the weekend.
they fixed a crack on a support structure discovered last week. engineers who inspect the repair work daily until they're satisfied the fixing's going to hold. >> ground breaking ceremonies are scheduled for the exploritoriums new home on piers 15 and 17 along the embarcadero. the exploritorium is moving from its decades' olds site in the marina to the city's waterfront. the hands on science museum has been a favorite for residents and out of town visitors since it opened in 1969. it received a $90 million gift from two anonymous donors this year. plans for the new home will be unveiled at today's ground breaking. >> 5:07 now. we mentioned that there's this sporting event in town this afternoon. baseball i think it is. >> yeah. >> we should find out what the weather's like for that. >> we will. i want to clear my name. i worked for philadelphia for four years.
if i didn't wear philadelphia, do you know what the fans would have done to me. self-protection. >> booed you like santa claus? >> exactly. >> yeah, yeah. >> those philly fans are rueful. >> we're looking at warmer weather. good morning. 5 to 8 degrees warmer from san francisco up to 65 today to santa rosa talking around 78. concord will be 79. today's a big jump. san jose 76, 70 degree jump. oakland a 5 degree jump. redwood city, that's a 6 degree jump. most temperatures are low to mid-70s around the bay into the south bay. mid to upper 70s in the north bay valleys and upper 70s to near 80 in the east bay valleys with mid to upper 60s san francisco and richmond. about 51 half moon bay. head to the monterey bay. sunshine also with low 70s santa cruz, watsonville, salinas.
66 monterey and upper 70s morgan hill, gilroy and hollister. let's take a look at your 7-day forecast. almost as warm tomorrow and the cooling trend settles thursday's forecast as the sea breeze returns ahead of the cold front. that will bring us a chance of showers thursday into friday and a chance of rain saturday and sunday, drier and warmer starting monday. good morning, frances. how's the san mateo bridge? >> doing just fine. there was some overnight road work that eric and kristen told you about westbound to paint the repair they had done last week. all lanes have been open. eastbound lanes open into hayward. road work heading towards 880 and that's all been picked up. we'll check out the bay bridge toll plaza for you this morning. so so far traffic is light and no delays heading into san francisco. you may want to consider bart or other mass transit systems if you're heading towards the game today. it will be pretty crowded and pretty busy. across the golden gate bridge, traffic is light but the fog is
pretty thick as you see the headlight there moving southbound into san francisco. and, kristen, we understand. you're a bay area native. it was all about self-preservation. >> totally. thanks for understanding. my heart was always with the giants. >> it's 5:10. frances, thank you very much. (laughter) >> san ramon-based chevron launches a new ad campaign agreeing with its environmental critics. what the oil giant is trying to accomplish. >> treasury secretary tim geithner talks jobs in the bay area but some people around happy with his answers about putting people back to work. >> the feat. record coming up. to help avoid dental problems my dentist gives me act restoring mouthwash. act kills germs, reores minerals
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of money. >> the we agree ads come six months after the massive b.p. oil spill. they may think their campaign was wrong after the gulf of mexico disaster. they say the ads mask the real issues. chevron says the real people in the ads asking the tough questions are not actors. >> the idea is we hear about what people say about oil companies, they should invest in renewables, support the communities they operate, they should provide good jobs and grow economies and communities. we agree with all those things. >> chevron's spending millions to bolster their imagine stead of investing money in actually affecting real change in cleaning up their act and operations. >> an activist group called yesmen highlight what they call chevron's human rights abuses in places like ecuador. >> members of the obama administration say they're trying to put people back to work. u.s. treasure secretary timothy
geithner spoke in palo alto yesterday. he said the administration is giving top priority to curbing unemployment but he admits it's not easy. >> what do you say, what hope do you give the 35-year-old unemployed automobile worker in detroit? >> i think the only answer you can say is it is important that we all recognize that the government has more work to do to solve these problems to repair the damage to get those people back to work as quickly as possible. >> critics say geithner really didn't address the specifics what the administration is doing it get the people back to work. they say many of the unemployed can wait around for incentives for business to trickle down for them. >> hollywood movie studios are working hard to get consumers to buy more of the movies they watch online and more americans than ever are turning to the internet to watch films but they're renting, not buying. that's especially worrisome to studios who made a lot of money
selling dvd's for a decade. they cost a dollar to make but were sold for retailers $17. they attract customers for free online movies they already own to movies for new electronic devices. >> bragging rights. just take a listen. (violin) >> we didn't speed up that video or anything. that's how he plays. >> yep. >> you're watching the fastest ever performance of the flight of the bumble bee. he broke the record yesterday during a live performance on the bbc long-running children's program blue peter. he performed the entire piece in a minute and three seconds. a representative from the guinness book of world records was there to witness the really incredible feat. >> and no mistakes. apparently. at least we didn't hear about
any. >> if you go that fast, people couldn't hear it. >> some rock and roll. you go fast and other people can't hear your mistakes. time to check with mike at 5:17. >> need more cow bells. >> more cow bells. >> at a fever! >> let's go outside, show you what's going on this morning. i think we're all excited about the game. especially we get to watch it, 1:19 this afternoon. yes! we are talking about this morning. hard to see but out there and could cause flight delays so we're keeping track at sfo for you right now. all is well. 5:17 in about 30 seconds to be precise. temperatures still in the 40ssanta rosa and san rafael. you have low to mid-50s for the rest of us. monterey bay we have low to mid-50s as you head inland to salinas, about 47 and gilroy. our highlights, sunshine and warmer weather not only today but also tomorrow. probably the two warmest days in the forecast.
patchy fog, look for it to form again tonight. and a chance of showers through the weekend. as far as today, let's start in the south bay. we have sunshine and mid to upper 70s. 78 los gatos, the warm spot. as we look at the peninsula, temperatures drop from the mid-70s to 72 san mateo and 71 millbrae. along the coast we'll have sunshine this afternoon and temperatures low 60s. downtown south san francisco and sausalito mid to upper 60s with mid to upper 70s through the north bay valleys but near 60 at your beaches. over on the east bay shore, everybody except berkeley and richmond in the low to mid-70s. you guys pull up just a little short. 67 richmond, 69 berkeley. the east bay valley, you see the san ramon valley, upper 70s highway 4 pittsburg, antioch and brentwood 80. morgan hill, gilroy, hollister, 56 monterey bay. the nlcs, game three 1:19 first pitch. you sunshine, mild temperatures. 64 jumping up to 68.
you might want to slap on a little sunscreen. you can still get burnt this time of year. cool once again with fog spilling into the bay. low to mid-50s around the bay and into the santa clara valley. 49 half moon bay and fairfield to mid to upper 40s napa, santa rosa, san rafael and also cloverdale. watching that area of low pressure not really a factor in our forecast anymore. the high pressure we talked about yesterday is now over top of us and will guard our weather for today and tomorrow. it will hold this next system at bay at least through wednesday. come thursday night, that's when we start to see some of the showers start to roll in. then we have a series of storms that will bring us a chance of rain also on saturday and sunday. temperatures will drop about 10 degrees starting thursday and hang out. near 70 inland through sunday. near 60s along the bay and at the coast. have a great day.
>> off to a pretty good start. not a lot of accidents. we'll take you around the bay area starting with a shot of 680 walnut creek. southbound traffic looking good through the san ramon valley through the sunol grade. heading towards the oakland maze, all freeways no delays right now. westbound 80 there on the right. westbound 580 across your screen and you can see northbound 880 heading towards the bay bridge. all looking good. in the south bay, a live shot for you. this is the 101, 880 interchange. headlights northbound 101 and quiet all the way up the peninsula into san francisco. no trouble southbound as well. in fact, here are the drive times in both directions from gilroy up to highway 85. 20 minutes in both directions. that overturned big rig has been cleared. that was yesterday's trouble. you can get the latest by going to our website as well by going to abc7news.com. it's under the bay area traffic link. eric, kristen? >> frances, thanks. it's 5:20. >> a judge is expected to issue a critical ruling on the
meg whitman's hometown newspaper said it best: "meg whitman has demonstrated a loose relationship with the truth" "a poor understanding of government" "pat solutions for problems whose depth and complexity clearly elude her" "she utterly lacks the qualifications to be governor" jerry brown "offers california exactly what it needs" "good ideas, strong principles, a reputation for telling the truth" and the ability to "get things done in sacramento" meg whitman's hometown newspaper and newspapers across the state have endorsed jerry brown for governor.
so, who would want to privatize it? corporate lawyer david harmer. harmer's social security privatization plan would cut guaranteed benefits and gamble with social security on wall street. while we worry, harmer's wall street friends would make billions in profits from privatization. david harmer. a social security privatization plan we can't afford. good mornings. a live picture at at&t where things will be happening. happy hour starting at the bar at at&t park. open for business in half an hour. the game against the phillies at 1:00. by then mike is promising sunshine and fairly warm temperatures. so we'll check with him and we'll get you traffic in a minute. >> i'm sure they're serving soft drinks and smoothies this time of the morning. >> right. >> a federal judge says she probably won't grant the justice
department's request to reinstate "don't ask, don't tell." the justice department asked judge virginia phillips to bring back the ban while they appeal her original ruling that found the ban unconstitutional. her final ruling isn't expected until today. >> a powerful typhoon is taking a devastating toll in the philippines. three people are dead from the strongest cyclone to hit the area in years. the country is a waste land of fallen trees and power poles. thousands are without power. the supertyphoon as it's called is headed towards china and vietnam. >> the medical board of california is holding a licensing hearing for the octomom's fertility doctor. they're saying it violated national standards of care and whether his license should be revoked. the state attorney said the doctor implanted her with a dozen embryos. she claims he implanted six and
two of them split. fertility specialists have criticized his decision saying he endangered the health of the mother and the babies. the hearing should last two weeks. >> the average american family has paid an extra $423 on purchases this year because of retail theft. that's according to the center for retail research. it says retallers lost $40 billion in stolen goods. those losses are then passed on to consumers. the study's author says it's crime when a gang of people steal entire shelves of products. >> some east bay residents battle ikea's expansion plan. why they say the furniture giant would be a bad neighbor. >> a buyout for residents of the pg&e pipeline explosion and fire. is it too good to be true? i'll have the details of this testy offer including a $50,000 bonus. >> you're looking at the high
i'm terry mcsweeney live at the public house at at&t park where fans are saying let's go giants and others are saying let's go drinking. coffee that is and that's what they are serving right now. we'll preview the game and talk about refills as well in a live report. >> that sounds like a good idea, terry. it's chilly this morning but i'll have your warm, sunny afternoon forecast at at&t park. i'll update you on the chance of rain as we head through the
weekend. >> and right now traffic is light. no delays at the bay bridge toll plaza but if you're heading to the game you may want to consider mass transit. bart will be running longer trains for try bart week. >> i'm jenelle wang. pg&e is offering a buyout for victims of the gas and pipeline explosion and fire. could be just what the victims are hoping for but there's a catch. i'll have the story coming up. >> it's 5:31 on this tuesday. a big day for giants fans. thank you so much for starting your day with us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. >> i told you they'd be starting with coffee in that bar. tailgate parties also start early in san francisco. the giants are in town hosting the phillies. game three of the national league championship series at at&t park. that's where our terry mcsweeney is live at at&t park. they're sprucing up the park for the first time of a championship game in eight years. >> no need for a tailgate party
when you could be at the public house. at&t park they're serving coffee and patetries right now and 6:01 as required by state law they're going to start serving alcohol and the crowd will undoubtedly swell. they are getting the park ready. cleaning the seats, the bunting up, making it look like a real playoff atmosphere. wow! an incredible event for giants fans and players working out yesterday. philadelphia this is not that big of a deal. they're going for their third. the san francisco giants have never won one. the first person in the door this morning, cathy thelma from trayssy got up at 3:00 this morning, came all the way from tracy this morning. her birthday's tomorrow. she's got everything except for one little item. >> we don't have tickets. so we just came to hang out and watch, probably watch the game here. >> are you interested in buying
tickets? >> if they're very cheap. it's kind of hard, but, yeah. we are interested in purchasing tickets but they're hard to get. >> that means she came all this way, no tickets. not planning on really getting any unless someone's going to sell them for face value. it's her birthday tomorrow. thought i'd pass that along. should be a heck of a game. the giants making lineup changes. they may -- are they gonna put aaron rowen in center field? kristen watching the films for years keeping her eye on 'em leading up to this playoff series. she is helping get ready for today's game. that's the story from here. coffee and pastries now. terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> she's watching and floating back intelligence information to the giants. >> secret identity has been
revealed. it is now 5:33. a new development in the aftermath of the san bruno pipeline explosion. the utility is offering to buy the homes destroyed but the deal may actually hurt residents. jenelle is here to explain. >> kristen, it appears to be a very generous offer and probably is. pg&e is offering to buy out residents of the san bruno fire and explosion and if residents take the offer within six months there's a heft bonus, $50,000. the report in the san francisco chronicle says these kind of offers are not unusual but not unprecedented. pg&e wants to help residents rebuild their lives as quickly as possible. lawmakers say the gesture will help restore the public's confidence in the utility company. but an attorney representing about half a dozen victims says the offer gives too much control to pg&e which could hinder residents from seeking damages in court. pg&e began distributing the offer late last week. it comes to many victims who
worry about the value of their land after the september 9th gas line explosion and fire that killed eight people, destroyed 37 homes and damaged 18 more. residents are entertaining the offer but want to know how much they would get for sure. for those who don't take the buyout, pg&e's also offering a $50,000 bonus for those who want to stay in the neighborhood and rebuild their homes within 16 months. another offer would compensate homeowners who sell to a third party and receive less than what the market value was before the explosion. pg&e is also creating a neighborhood restoration plan offering as much as $10,000 to homeowners near the blast that want to beautify their property with paint or landscaping. a preliminary report released last week shows there was no signs of extensive corrosion in the pipelines. a small gas pressure spike just before the blast doesn't appear to be significant enough. a final report is expected by next september with another update in the next few months.
kristen. >> jenelle, thank you. 5:35. after a partial closure that lasted 13 hours, all lanes on southbound highway 101 just reopened in march began hill. this closure began after 43 pounds of wax jackknifed and overturned yesterday afternoon. before it could be uprighted, another tanker had to be brought in to off-load the wax. it took four hours to open up three lanes. that caused big delays for the commute. early this morning a big-rig tow truck slipped while trying to upright the tanker so another tow truck had to right both vehicles. the chp is investigating the crash. >> angry emeryville residents are expected to pack the city council meeting where ikea officials hope to expand to a warehouse located blocks from their current store. ikea customers would be sent to the 60,000 footwear house located at hollis and 53 streets to pick up large items purchasedty store.
daily truck deliveries would start as early as 7:00 in the morning and customers would pick up furniture as late as 10 p.m.. residents complain the expansion would mean more potential traffic and noise but city planners okayed the expansion in august. >> 5:37 with the game starting at 1:00. boys, a lot of pressure on mike to deliver. wow! who knew you were a mascot, mr. thomas. >> well, you know, i like to be unpredictable. mike? >> yeah? hi. oh! >> wrong! >> it's in here where it counts. as usual, very understated. >> very subtle. >> very much. we have the nlcs. it's back here at at&t park. why don't we zoom on down and see what you can expect. 43, 44,000 of your other friends hanging out at at&t park this afternoon. 1:19 first pitch. sunshine and mild temperatures. 64 to 68.
so sunglasses and, yes, sun block probably a good idea as you can still get burnt this time of year. let's start out this morning, talk about temperatures upper 40s, santa rosa and novato. the rest of us low to mid-50s. patchy fog. temperatures running a little cooler than yesterday everywhere except half moon bay. we'll stay the same at 8:00, call it partly sunny because most of the fog is not making it into our inland valleys. temperatures still 40s and 50s. mid to upper 60s around the bay by noon. low 70s in our inland valleys and just about total sunshine for the afternoon hours as temperatures will peak in the upper 60s to low 70s around the bay. low to mid-70s our inland valley and low to mid-60s along the coast and into downtown san francisco. expect more of the same tomorrow and cooler on thursday. a slight chance of showers friday and a chance of rain with cooler than average conditions for saturday and sunday. how's the north bay, frances. >> that's where we have a potential hot spot because of a
stalled big rig southbound 101 past 580. it is blocking the right lane and may be out there for a while because apparently it's carrying a lot of concrete so it could take a while to clear this one. traffic light through san rafael approaching 580 but we'll keep an eye on this one for you this morning and let you know if delays develop. you've got the giants game, at&t park at 1:19. there's new taxi stands set up at around 3rd street. may want to consider that and also consider mass transit. if you're taking the ferry with the special alameda oakland ferry, leaves oakland 11:30, alameda and gets you right at the game at 12:20. no delays and bart week, bart will be running longer trains as well. eric, kristen. >> frances, thank you very much. it's 5:39. >> while giving away prizes. the hunt on in the east bay. hires a hunter to stop wild
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johnson & johnson, is recalling pills. this issued because several people became ill after taking caplets that came from a musty smelling bottle. the recall is tylenol eight hour caplets. it may have come from a wooden shipping pallet that somehow contaminated the product. more at abc7news.com. look under "see it on tv." >> an east bay golf club is paying a hired gun to shoot wild pigs that have become a safety concerns. residents near the oakhurst country club may hear gunshots during the early morning hours during the next few weeks. police and state fish and game officials have signed off on the kill. >> a herd of about 25 wild pigs has been plowing up the fairways here. the department of fish and game says it's not uncommon for them to migrate near urban areas during october. >> this is a temporary fix. >> fencing them out hasn't worked. now the country club has a fish
and game permit to hunt wild pigs inside city limits. >> keep them off the golf course. >> shootin' 'em? oh. relocation's better. >> they recommend hunting because trapping wild pigs is extremely difficult. but hunting them isn't easy either. the hogs forge at night. they have keen sense of smell and can be gone in a flash. >> a combination of feral and wild bores but still a very smart animal. >> hunters are using spotlights and shotguns. they've killed just two pigs under 100 pounds but have seen some 300 pound sows. they quadruple in size within months. and they become a huge problem and destroy a lot of property. >> the city of clayton has also had difficulty with wild pigs destroying parks and residential property. so far they haven't shown aggression towards humans but there is concern. >> call the police department so we can make sure, you know, that
it's not going to get near anybody and keep people safe because they can be very, very mean animals. no doubt about it. >> police say they already chased one pig away from a park where kids were playing. the permit only allows the hired hunter to shoot a pig as long as it's 150 feet away from a resident. that hasn't been easy so this hunt may go on a few weeks. the meat is being sent to a processing shop and given away to people in need. i'm allen wong, abc 7 news. >> it's 5:45 now. two big mortgage lenders resume foreclosing on homeowners. the big report is still ahead. >> the cost of vandalism. why san francisco's most popular park could soon put up the closed sign overnight. >> the attention of congress. just ahead, the question some lawmakers are asking now. >> and counting the waiting time. a u.c. berkeley study comes up with the astronomical cost of
welcome back. 5:49 this tuesday. warmer weather through the central valley. sunshine. low 80s sacramento, fresno to 87 chico. sunshine along the coast after a cloudy start. mid-60s eureka and big sur. southern california showers and thunderstorms possible l.a., san diego and palm springs. here's eric. >> mike, thank you very much. it's 5:49 now. san francisco city officials are drafting legislation that could shut down golden gate park during the overnight hours because of a recent rise in crime and vandalism. during the past several months, vandals have destroyed dozens of plants, a rose garden and caused $100,000 worth of damage to the golden gate park golf course. in july a park visitor was mauled by a camper's dog and a transient was stabbed to death in the park. if the park was closed between
1:00 and 5 a.m. police could bring park campers and loiters to court for trespassing. >> two house members have sent a letter to a palo alto based company for social networks most popular games and applications. the apps forward personal information about millions of users and their friends to third-party internet traffic companies. congressman ed markey of massachusetts says a series of privacy agreements raises concerns. >> flight delays. they're not just aggravating, they can also be really expensive. a just-released u.c. berkeley study says delays cost the economy nearly $33 billion but passengers bear more than half the economic burden, just under $17 billion. the passenger costs are based on lost time and unanticipated
expenses like food and hotel accommodations. for the airlines it's increased expenses for fuel, crews and maintenance. >> oh! and delays, what do you think? we may get some with the fog out there. >> we have some already. they showed 56 minutes to be exact. about an hour. check flight tracker to see if your specific flights are affected as they try to land at sfo this morning. outside show you that fog if we can. you can see it from emeryville, sam hanging around emeryville and oakland as we look to the south. as far as temperatures go, it is cooler this morning. we did have a clear sky before the fog started to form that helped us drop to the upper 40s santa rosa and san rafael. low to mid-50s the rest of us. monterey bay we have foggy conditions and low it mid-50s inland to salinas and clear around gilroy and about 47 degrees. all right. sunshine and warmer weather. these your highlight for today and tomorrow. at least the first one. patchy fog. we see more form tonight.
cool once again and a chance of showers through the weekend. as far as what's happening right now or what happened while you were sleeping, also, the area of low pressure we talked about yesterday slid to the south. here it brings all that wet weather we talked about to southern california. high pressure's going to move into our neighborhood. even more so the next two days. that's why it will be sunny with temperatures pretty close to average. as we look to the west, we see a very big storm. this is going to come in and bring us a chance of showers thursday into friday. and smaller chunks of energy behind it will bring us those chances of thundershowers through the weekend. highs today upper 70s throughout the trivalley, san ramon valley. on the east bay shore we'll have low to mid-70s most neighborhoods, berkeley and richmond a little behind in the upper 60s. south bay, sunshine, mid to upper 70s. look at that, cupertino, campbell, san jose, right around 76. low to mid-70s today on the
peninsula, san mateo about 72. 60 along the coast with increasing sunshine this afternoon. downtown south san francisco and sausalito mid to upper 60s. we'll be near 60 at your beaches in the north bay with mid to upper 70s in your valleys. may hit 80 cloverdale, clear lake and 84 ukiah today. 74 near the bay and inland for morgan hill, gilroy and hollister. fog around the bay tonight and into the north bay valleys. mid to upper 40s north bay valleys to half moon bay, even fairfield. low to mid-50s for the rest of us. more of the same tomorrow. a few more high clouds during the afternoon hours and the temperatures will drop nearly 2 to 8 degrees on thursday thanks to that onshore flow. the cold front brings us a chance of rain thursday into friday and remain cool saturday and sunday with a couple more chances of rain. have grate day. here's frances. >> take a look in the north bay
where we have this on southbound 101 past 580. here's a live shot towards san rafael. you can see there's fog there and so far delays haven't been developing but that stalled big rig could be there a while and that could slow things southbound towards 580. if you're heading all the way down to the golden gate bridge, traffic is light but the fog even thicker and also we'll head towards the north bay area. another part of the north bay -- well, solano county. highway 12 at shiloh road. 108 traffic control has been extended for road work until 8:00 this morning. traveling between rio vista to sin city in fairfield, may take you longer on highway 12 and you can get the latest by going to abc7news.com. eric, kristen? >> frances, thank you. it's 5:54. >> two big mortgage lenders resume foreclosing on
homeowners. >> here's jane king with the "moneyscope" report. bank of america and gmac say foreclosures are back on. that levels a freeze for homeowners in 27 states including california. bank of america this morning reporting a better than expected quarterly result but following trading revenue has some investigators concerned. when is a 70% surge in project not enough? well, when that company is apple. the stock is tumbling and expected to sell even more i-pads. where china is raising concern about a slowdown in global growth. better than expected than yesterday. help give a lift to stocks. bloomberg told he's looking into programming in case howard stern doesn't agree on a new contract by the end of the year. >> the san francisco board of supervisors is set to consider an ordinance today that will ban
fast food restaurants to include toys with certainly meals unless they met nutritional conditions. the measure would allow mcdonald's and other restaurants to include toys and meals only if they have a half cup each of fruit and vegetables. the meals must be limited in the amount of sugar, sodium and fat they contain. >> the city of santa clara is finally revealing how much it paid to provide police escorts for the 49ers. the city says it cost $18,200 to escort the niners from their training facility to games in san francisco and oakland between 2007 and the present. last month the group that opposes the 49ers stadium project accused the city of raiding the general fund to play for them. the group now questions whether the $18,000 figure is even accurate. both the niners and santa clara leaders say the team fully intends to repay the cost of those police escorts. >> just ahead at 6:00, dna spray
to keep thieves away? the theft deterrent system we call it. >> the vote today that could make it even harder for smokers to light up in the south bay. >> who do you call when you need help, the police department? perhaps the fire. i'm theresa garcia live at san carlos. the public safety not so direct. so much outsourcing.