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south. expecting delays this morning. live doppler 7 hd. give you an idea where the rain's going. >> here's a live shot of the golden gate bridge. roads are slick. you see bridge crews changing the lane configuration. but these slick roads have meant quite a few accidents including a fatal in brentwood. >> and i'm jenelle wang live at sfo. get ready for a more intimate experience going through airport security. i'll tell you about the new thorough patdowns in a live report. >> also what a game! the giants beat the rangers just to move within two games of winning the world series. next up: texas. >> ground will be broken today on a major project which stands at bart in the east bay. good morning! forgive us if we're a little bleary-eyed. we had to watch that giants game last night with the giants administering the ole whippin'.
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>> you had to stick around for the 8th. the rain held on for the giants game but overnight came in heavy at some places. >> heavier later on this afternoon. what do you see? >> a very definitive line on live doppler 7 hd like yesterday but 75 to 80 miles farther to the south and running from fairfield, concord all the way down to about san leandro and there you see san mateo bridge as it comes in around foster city. all this area receiving some rain right now. it has been impressive at times. we had nearly half an inch in san francisco. over the last six hours or so. and what we're dealing with as far as where it's going, watch it slowing oozing to the south. all this a little light rain this morning and more so tonight and into tomorrow morning. i'll have your complete forecast in a minute. here's frances with your traffic. >> brentwood we have a fatal accident that happened last night that has the highway 4
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bypass closed between sand creek and lone tree. we have a stretch of the highway 4 bypass that you need to avoid. you can take shady little lane as an alternate or brentwood boulevard is also open. an earlier overturn crash in fremont and now there's an injury accident in san mateo. north 101 at 92. we have the chp on its way right now. kristen? >> frances, thanks a lot. the giants are getting out of the rain and flying to arlington, texas, with a two-game lead over the rangers in the world series. last night san francisco turned a tight game in the bottom of the 8th into a blowout. the giants scored seven runs in the innings aided by four the victory. >> a tight ball game at that time. you take all the runs you can get and these guys did a great job finding a way to get on base either through walks or big
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hits. edgar got a huge hit in that rally. had a big night tonight. it's nice to have a cushion going in the 9th. >> matt cain was the winning pitcher for the giants dominating throwing 7.75 innings. first pitch at 3:57 p.m. our time. >> activists are using the world series matchup as the california and texas teams as a chance to make a political statement. anti-prop 23 activists plan to run a huge print ad in several newspapers sunday opposing the measure. prop 23 would overturn california's ground-breaking 2006 global warming law. the political ad looks similar to a giants season ticket ad. it says texas oil company is trying to rewrite the rules of the game. >> if you take your shoe with patdowns, wait until you hear about a new intensive body
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search procedure rolling out today across the nation's airports. jenelle is live to show us the change. >> kristen, get ready for a more intimate experience going through airport security. the patdown just got a lot more personal. if you have set off the metal detector and told you need additional screening you can choose the full body scan or starting today you may end up with the more thorough patdown where tsa agents are now allowed to touch certain body parts. >> what do you use to pat down the passenger is the back of the hands. the back of the hands and a little down this way. now we switched it to the front of the hand and go down the body to the breast portion. if it's a female passenger you're going to see if there is anything in a bra. >> the truth is it's unnecessary and it's too much. >> but the tsa defends its position saying patdowns are steined to address potentially
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dangerous items like explosive devices and components concealed on the body. some are critical saying the new methods are highly invasive. nothing specifically prompted this change but they regularly review and update the screening process. the agency says only a small percentage of people require that additional screening and right before you will be screened by someone as the same gender as you. jenelle wang, abc 7 news. >> the port of oakland has reached an important milestone in its goal to improve security at seaport terminals. the oakland tribune reports 5,000 trucks have now signed up for the secure truck management program or step. the system is used to identify trucks authorized to pick up and unload cargo at the port of oakland marine terminal. it's the country's fifth busiest port. >> a ground breaking ceremony will be held to expand bart service in eastern contra costa
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county. it will extend service into antioch. e-bart trains will be smaller than regular trains and will be able to take passengers from antioch to the pittsburgh bay point station within about ten minutes. today's ceremony will be held at the bay point station at 10:00 this morning. the expansion project is coordinated with the highway 4 widening project and is expected to be completed in 2015. >> you saw from jenelle's live shot it is wet at sfo so that rain slowly moving south. >> mike's been keeping watch over the radar. what's it telling you this morning, sir? >> you can see it. just waves of light rain moving across the north bay now ever so slowly sliding down. you can see the half moon bay, san mateo here over across the san mateo bridge and over into the east bay valley. they have climbed over the east bay hills and it's going to bring rain to those neighborhoods. i think we'll all get touched by a little rain before it starts to taper this afternoon. as far as our temperatures, we'll run in the mid to upper
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50s in most neighborhoods. now look at antioch, livermore, san jose and fremont. low 70s for you. you're the last ones to see the rain. notice how the rain does taper a little during the afternoon hours. we start to punch holes in that shield when the sun comes up, especially after the noon hour. light rain possible around the monterey bay, not what we're seeing around our neighborhoods this morning but mid to upper 60s around the bay, low to mid-70s inland. the heavy rain will return tonight through tomorrow morning and i think it's fading tomorrow afternoon where a small system may clip the north bay with a few showers sunday morning and sunday afternoon through at least thursday of next week. supposed to be dry and pretty mild. frances, a lot of accidents. >> a real challenging commute. another accident in san francisco reported in the exact same spot as one 20 minutes ago. southbound 280 at 101. look out for that, the 280 extension. head to san mateo on north 101 approaching 92.
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an injury accident is in the left lane. chp still on its way. you notice how the speed sensors are showing not a lot of slowing. when you come across these puddles, cars are spinning out and crashing. a live shot of the san mateo bridge for you next. traffic flowing well across the span. just wanna take your time. in fremont there is an overturn crash at auto mall parkway. look out for that still possibly blocking the right lane. on highway 37 at lakeville road, chp is trying to direct traffic through the area where the traffic light is stuck on red and green at the same time. makes it pretty confusing. >> already a tough morning with rain spreading. 5:08 is our time. >> still ahead the new allegation in a lawsuit against toyota. >> behind the scenes at at&t to see the small army it takes to operate the scoreboard.
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>> imagine looking across the freeway and seeing this. a driver just outside of philadelphia with an elderly woman in a buick station wag driving the wrong way on the freeway. he honked his horn and she repeatedly waved him off. with traffic coming at her she waved him off. she caused four accidents as drivers swerved to get out of the way. incredibly nobody was seriously injured and the station wagger driver ultimately managed to get off the freeway. incredibly the new jersey state police say they still haven't managed to track her down. >> could have been a lot worse. there are new allegations in a federal lawsuit against toyota. clients bought back a number of cars from owners and complained that sudden acceleration problems dating back to 2006.
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the suit says the auto maker failed to report complaints to federal regulators and owners were forced to sign agreements preventing them from speaking out. toyota has recalled 10 million vehicles because of acceleration problems. the cars were repurchased from considers for further engineering analysis. >> as the bay area watches the world series, we want to highlight another impressive performance at the ballpark every night, one the giants fans tend to take for granted. above the team on the field there's an unheralded team in a booth. >> at at&t park or any major league baseball stadium there's a rule about not cheering in the press box. so let's move down a row or two. now we've entered a realm of the homers. >> they're cheering in the press box. >> you bet. >> chris is one of those san francisco giants you never see.
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here we go. (cheers and applause) >> but the giants scoreboard center field reflects the products of his labors and those of 19 others. >> and fly a, full speed. >> in other words, the days of going to a baseball game and being entertained by just the organ music long gone. >> a ballpark deejay does play organ music once in a while but with 2,000 songs and a so fills indicated crowd and walk-up songs for every players. well, technology wins. >> you're loud in here. >> loud in here means good out there. every bit like doing a television broadcast but with live instant feedback. >> go with something longer based on the applause and reaction. >> and nothing beats a sustained rally. >> here we go.
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three. >> for the director it's a dramatic scene of the past frenzy. >> how's your blood pressure? i'm on blood pressure medication right now. bringin' it down though. >> after 90 home games it's time for the off season. >> from at&t park, wayne freedmfree friedman, abc 7 news. >> it is a fun job but that's not the way -- in the old days, i can tell you that. >> tell me more. >> guys smoking cigars with typewriters. >> oh, right. >> this morning, mike, we've got rain and where is it right now? >> show you outside. see if we can see it on our power cam. golden gate bridge, definitely wet right there. doesn't look like there's very heavy rain falling right now but there's definitely some hangin' in the air and more on the way for this area. let's show you where the heaviest is now.
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from millbrae across the bay to alameda, oakland. berkeley, right across 29. lafayette heading up to concord. that's where the heaviest rain is right now. slowly marching to the south and east. expect everybody to get a little light rain for the morning commute. temperaturewise feeling the north bay valleys, even livermore. about 61 redwood city. monterey bay, low to mid-50s even in line with salinas and slightly cooler and clear in gilroy at 47. slight rain now. it will taper during the afternoon hours only to return tonight. that's our last push of rain as it will fade saturday afternoon. we may have rain in the north bay sunday but everybody will be dry sunday afternoon into the evening hours for trick or treating. quick look at temperatures. mid to upper 60s from the north bay valleys all the way over to vallejo, concord, oakland, palo alto. we have a few handful of 70s
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antioch, livermore, fremont and san jose. temperatures mid to upper 60s around the bay. even morgan hill, gilroy and hollister. tonight you can see the rain shield becoming more impressive in its intensity and the real estate it covers. low to mid-50s as you head out the door tomorrow morning. here we are 5:00 this morning. watch as we head into the noon hour. how the rain starts to taper just a little bit. and then during the evening hours it's almost gone exempt the monterey bay and claire valley. watch how it returns quickly during the latter part of this evening through tomorrow morning. and then as we head into the afternoon hours, watch it shrink once again by 8:00 saturday, it's all pretty much gone. rainfall amounts not nearly as impressive as what we're dealt with so far. looking at around a tenth to
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possibly a half inch more. some isolated areas could see three-quarters of an inch. the santa cruz mountains, the north bay and the diablo range. your 7-day forecast, a little cooler this weekend once that cold front passes and sunshine and warmer weather for monday, tuesday and wednesday. here's frances with a lot of accidents. >> yeah, mike. you mentioned how san francisco got almost half an inch of rain. it's causing a lot of problems. here are pictures of an entire tree on the roadway. this is the pa trar row area. look at this large oak tree. it fell across the street. doesn't look like it hit homes but this is arkansas and arkansas is closed now between 18th and 19th. so look out for this. that has caused problems on the freeway. a lot of flooding reported on southbound 280 at 101. the two left lanes have been completely flooded and that's where some accidents have been caused as well. also bay bridge toll plaza.
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they're saying there's flooding there at the tolls and you find the usual ponding. just a heads up for tonight. there's a critical mass at the her man plaza so that could add to the delays as well. you can get more information and there are quite a few more accidents by going to >> frances, thank you very much. it's 5:19. >> next, the disturbing letter a transgender woman received days after getting a new driver's license. >> out of the a disaster comes a miracle. the tiny tsunami sur
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personal information to harass a transgender woman. she went to change the name on her driver's license. a few days later she got a letter claiming to be from the dmv. the writer said being transgender is evil. the dmv calls it a personnel disciplinary matter which the department does not discuss but they don't tolerate the access or use of personal information for non-work-related purposes. >> "don't ask, don't tell." a political hot potato outside but what about inside. the majority don't care whether gays are allowed to serve openly and many want "don't ask, don't tell" thrown out. it was conducted by the pentagon which sent questionnaires to troops and relatives. complete survey results will be released in december. >> an emergency official says the death toll from this week's tsunami off western indonesia has risen to 400. 304 still missing in the hardest
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hit. many may have been swept away to sea. on one of the remote islands, nurses are taking care of a two-month-old boy who was pulled alive from a storm drain. there's no word on the infant who was orphaned by monday's tragedy. he's being kept in an incubator. >> 5:30, do you believe the giants trounced the rangers and take a commanding lead in the world series. >> the giants victory sends fans into a frenzy. we'll take you to a celebration at the park just ahead. >> here's a look at temperatures across the lower 48. it is cool everywhere except miami at 85. a surge of warmth dallas. i'll have your forecast for dallas or arlington in the next half hour. flight arrival delays, there are none. check out our flight tracker at abc7c7c7c7c7c7c7c7c7c7c7c7c7c7c7
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♪ here's a live look at sfo this morning. see how far south the rain has made it overnight. we'll talk about potential for flight arrival delays. how much rain for the morning commute and how long it will last this weekend. >> and all that wet weather has caused flooding and certain parts of the city, especially san francisco southbound on the extension and also the bay bridge toll plaza and the carpool lane, accidents as well. those details coming up. >> and i'm jenelle wang live at sfo. you may get a surprise going through airport security and you may not like it. the story coming up in a live report. >> also this morning the giants move to within two games of winning the world series after a blow-out win over the rangers last night. the giants head to texas. >> a new poll says incumbent senator barbara boxer has a lead over republican challenger carly
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fiorina in the senate race. good morning. a euphoric morning after the giants win last night. >> we're gonna go mess with texas there, too, and see what happens this weekend. >> that's right. >> thanks for joining us. >> that's kristen sze, i'm eric thomas. commuters this morning will have a soggy drive in and a soggier drive home. >> half moon bay, san mateo towards san leandro up to concord and moving all the way into fairfield. that's where the line of rain is. we'll show you how much rain fell overnight. pretty i am press sieve. from two-tenths to half an inch in san francisco. into motion you can see the training of the echos as they roll over the same area. the line slowly moving to the east. i think it can get to the south bay before stalling and retreating back to the ocean
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during the afternoon hour only to make another surge back tonight through tomorrow morning. that will be the last push of wet weather. we'll give you an idea how much rain's going to fall and trick or treat forecast in a few minutes. frances, a lot of accidents. >> lots of accidents. we have an accident from last night. a fatal one in brentwood. it is blocking highway 4 and bypass between lone tree and sand creek. look out for that. also in san mateo there's a spinout on north 101 at 92 blocking the left lane. and westbound 37 at lakeville, the traffic lights are not working properly. chp is at the scene directing traffic through the area. yesterday westbound 37 was a mess due to an accident at sears point. look out for flooding in the usual spots, a lot on the 280 extension in san francisco. >> frances, thank you very much. i know you stayed up and watched the game. if you did, you know the giants
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are flying to texas with a lead in the world series. they need two more wins in the best of seven series. last night san francisco turned a tight dual into a blowout in the bottom of the 8th. aided by four walks en route to the 9-0 victory. eric renteria capped the night with a two-run single. matt cain was dominant throwing seven and two-thirds shutout innings. >> put ourselves into a good situation. we're going into their ballpark where they're going to feel more comfortable like we're confident here at home and used to the park. >> game three is saturday and rangers ballpark in arlington. jonathan sanchez will start for the giants' first pitch just before 4 p.m. >> the giants players and fans are hoping the offensive explosion will continue in texas. sr. scored 20 runs making them
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anything but torture-ville. amy hollyfield has more. >> the win was so huge even the most confident, loyal fans were shocked. >> oh, my gosh! unbelievable! so fantastic! going to texas! >> giants fans knew the team would do well but going up two games to none and scoring 20 runs in two games is beyond what they expected. >> we have been giants fans since 1953. and this is our year, baby! >> they were especially i am pressed with juan's hitting and matt cain's pitching. >> i just love matt cain. he was so hot tonight. >> there's a confidence among the fans. they're not acting like this was the last game at at&t park for the season. amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> this morning there's a report
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giants outfielder jose is linked to a federal investigation in a shipment of performance-enhancing drugs. major league baseball told the giants to keep him off the playoff roster. that was after federal authorities told the office they were investigating shipments of human growth hormone. he had a nagging neck injury when the playoff roster was announced. he was acquired in mid august from the kansas city royals. airport travelers who get pulled out of line for secondary screening will get to pick between two unpopular search choices. one is electronic, the other is very hands on. jenelle wang is live at sfo to explain. >> eric, your options are a lot more personal if you set off the metal detector and require additional screening. there's the full body scan or what some call the x-rated scan or the patdown which has been taking place at airports for years.
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but starting today psa agents will be patting you down more thoroughly. before they used the back of your hands to go down the sides of your body but now they can use the front of their hands to go down the body and up under the breast area to see if there's anything under the bra. but the tsa admits it won't catch everything. >> someone like the underwear bomber? >> not likely. he has powder in his underpants. you don't know whether there's an explosion or weapon. >> but the tsa says it could find potentially dangerous items like explosive devices and other components. nothing specifically prompted this but they regularly review screening procedures and in the end say only a small percentage of passengers require this additional screening. you will be screened by someone as the same gender as you. some are very critical of these new methods saying they are very invasive. reporting live at sfo, jenelle
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wang, abc 7 news. >> jenelle, thanks a lot. it's 5:34. >> carly fiorina takes her campaign to menlo park today. a field poll released this morning shows she's trailing incumbent barbara boxer by 8 points. the poll shows 49% of likely voters surveyed supports boxer. 41% say they would vote for fiorina. the field poll is said to be inconsistent with others showing the race at a statistical tie. fiorina resumed campaigning in sacramento after her release from the hospital after an infection with breast reconstruction surgery. we don't have a portion of that interview for you now but you can watch the entire interview on "good morning america" at a7:00 right after our newscast. >> 5:35 now. time for a look if he weather
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forecast. was it raining as you came in this morning? >> by the time you hit south san francisco, yeah. but it's now spread a little, right? >> started raining before the maze for me, mike. it's scattered around the bay area. >> it's a pretty good line right down interstate 80 taking 680 into concord and down to san leandro and half moon bay. and that is slowly moving south. i think everybody will get a little light rain this morning but the bulk is going to fall where it is now and into the north bay. santa rosa's just about 3400ths of an inch. temperaturewise as you step out, 50s everywhere with pretty much mid to upper 50s. 52 santa rosa and livermore for the cool spots. temperatures warmer in mote areas. this afternoon we'll have temperatures in the mid to upper 60s in most neighborhoods.
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the exception antioch, fremont, livermore and san jose in the low 70s. mid to upper 60s monterey bay with low to mid-70s inland. world series game three tomorrow in arlington. we're looking at sunshine. and about 77 degrees. it will drop down to 68. it will be clear. the sun will be setting during the game because that's 3:57 our time, 5:57 their time. seven-day forecast, another push of rain tonight through tomorrow morning. the north bay could get clipped by rain sunday morning but all of us should be dry for trick or treating sunday evening. >> all right, mike. contra costa, a new accident for chicago highway. here's a live shot at 680 in walnut creek. finding a lot of accidents especially since traffic is light. cars moving on very quickly and they might run into a puddle and we find another spinout reported. that's what you need to look out for this morning, the ponding and the wet roadways.
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interstate 80 in berkeley this time, westbound 80 traffic. you see the roads are wet as you make your way towards the bay bridge toll plaza. flooding near the tolls reported in the carpool lane and flooding on the 280 extension in san francisco. also san mateo bridge still fine across the span but there is an injury crash north 101 at san mateo at 92 and the south bay a live shot of the 101 and 880 interchange. look out for 880 as well at oakland. that's where you find the usual flooded spots as well. >> frances, thank you very much. it's 5:38. >> an east bay teacher is charged with molestation. the inappropriate contact he had with his student. >> and the hundreds of state court employees in line for big raises as thousands of others face salary freezes÷xóoóoóoóoóoç
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >> 5:41 on this friday. an east bay middle school teaching is facing charges having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student. the student's family say police arrested michael marerick after they discovered he had an inappropriate relationship with a teen he was tutoring privately. he said he taught math and science. he's been on administrative leave since the allegationless came to light this week. >> california is struggling
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financially but the judicial council doesn't seem to be sharing in the pain. it would give pay increases to hundreds of workers, at the same time others face furloughs in serious cutbacks. >> the pay increases would go to most of the judicial staff called aoc. it's 800 workers. the recommendation is from a council oversight committee chaired by chief justice nominee tanny sakawa. it calls for an increase for an estimated 80% of aoc workers. this with employees of the state 58 local county courts have suffered through layoffs and furloughs from court closures. >> we're angry. we're just angry. >> deborah pearson is an alameda county court worker and union
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leader. >> how can they give anybody a raise when there's still court veteran deficit positions. >> pearson wants the million dollars spent on the pay hikes to go to local courts hit hard by the state budget crisis. this is how a member of the oversight committee justifies their proposal. >> the first thing important to recognize is this is not a pay raise. >> if not, what is it? >> i would look at it as a partial restoration as salary reduction that the employees have been subject to. >> judge david lancy with the alliance of california judges says it's a slap in the face for local district court workers. >> not only is there no money to give them raises in these current negotiations, but they're effectively going to have to take pay cuts through the furlough process. >> vic lee, abc 7 news. >> time now 5:43.
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fans give microsoft a boost. we have the bloomberg business report coming up. >> the new details court documents are revealing about a police officer passing information to the hell's angels. >> the offer pg&e is making to homeowners affected by the san bruno explosion and fire. >> and the skip david harmer wrote an education plan titled "abolish the public schools." he even called our schools "insidious" and "socialism."
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as families struggle to raise their kids, to provide a good education, harmer bragged, "we can design a plan to dismantle them." david harmer is just too radical. we need jerry mcnerney. protecting local schools from devastating cuts. endorsed for his "independence" by the contra costa times, stockton record, and our local teachers. i'm jerry mcnerney, and i approved this message.
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welcome back. 5:47. california forecast. notice most of the state will be a little drier this afternoon than what we're dealing with this morning. look for light showers sacramento, chico, eureka. 57 at 61 chico, 66 smolt. a look at the sierra. looks dry but snow is going to work into tahoe saturday and possibly yosemite on saturday also. sunday's looking dry and around l.a. and san diego we could have some rain saturday and looks like sunday will be dry, also. eric and kristen with more news. >> mike, thank you very much. our time 5:47. >> let's take a look at stories we're following. today the giants leave for texas with a two games to none lead over the rangers in the world
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series. last night san francisco turned a tight game into a blowout winning 9-0. game three is tomorrow afternoon at rangers ballpark in arlington. >> barbara boxer leading by eight points over republican challenger carly fiorina. >> starting today airport security patdowns will get much more thorough. passengers who set off checkpoint alarmless may have to choose between a full body scan or what some call an x-rated patdown. in some cases agents are now allowed to touch body parts that were once off limits. >> a crucial new admission from one of the contractors working on b.p.'s gulf oil well before it exploded. halliburton is admitting it skipped a critical test on the cement it was using to seal the well.
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however the somerset contractor on the project, the company says b.p., these the well's owner, ordered a change in the key ingredient at the last minute and no one tested it to make sure it was stable. an investigation found that the failure of that cement seal was one of the factor that is led to the april 20th oil rig explosion and fire. >> newly released court documents show were investigators say a police officer did favor a member of the hell's angels biker gang. the san jose mercury news reports the officer exchained several texts on his blackberry with william betancourt because he owes money to the outlaw biker. he was arrested and accused of giving confidential information to betancourt. the investigation began after betancourt was arrested on gang-related charges in september. court records show officers found thousands of texts off betancourt's blackberry which include a contact label clay's
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cell. >> congresswoman jackie spear will convene a briefing for san bruno residents with officials. it will be held on crystal springs road. they'll provide an update for the investigation on the pipeline disaster that killed eight people and destroyed 35 homes, 36 homes rather. meantime affected residents will not have to pay utility bills until 2012. pg&e is extending the rate relief both for residents of homes of the explosion site and their new temporary housing. >> 5:50. overnight did you hear any of the rain or seeing it on your street this morning. >> saw some on the way into work as did you. >> need windshield wipers. let's show you what is going on. as we look at the embarcadero, where here at our studios at front and vallejo streets, nearly a half inch of rain during the overnight hours.
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live doppler 7 hd and the slow migration of the rain to the south and east still hangin' around san mateo, foster city out to half moon bay, san leandro, hayward up to alamo and concord. anywhere north and west of there seeing healthy rain. you can see it's really moving more southwest to northeast than it is moving to the east. but i would think all of us will see a little light rain for the morning commute. all right. here's your temperatures as you step out. redwood city at about 60. 52 santa rosa and san rafael. livermore. the rest of us mid to upper 50s. monterey bay low to mid-50s even inline to salinas and gilroy 46. highlights, light rain. it will taper a little bit during the afternoon hours. only to return tonight through tomorrow morning. it will fade tomorrow afternoon and other than the north bay getting clipped by a storm with showers in the morning on sunday, looks like the rest of the weekend should be pretty dry. look at your temperatures.
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antioch, livermore, san jose, fremont. low 70s for you. mid to upper 60s for the rest of us. around the monterey bay, mid to upper 60s. as you head inland we'll have low to mid-70s. tonight the widespread nature of the rain as the last push of energy moves through. we'll have low to mid-50s everywhere. cloverdale 48. 5:00 this morning you see the computer models. a good handle on the precipitation shield. watch as it slowly moves into the south bay and east bay valleys through about noon. and then it starts to retreat back out. by 7:00, 8:00 it starts to move back. you can see by tomorrow morning the strongest storm system's moving through with the heaviest of the rain by 8:00 and watch as it tapers a little during the afternoon and evening hours. and by 10:00 saturday it's all gone. rainfall amounts, you can see the lightest of the blue and east bay valleys santa clara valley. about a tenth to a quarter of an inch. the higher elevations like the
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mountains, peninsula, santa cruz mountains towards the diablo range may see up to three-quarters of an inch. seven-day forecast, slightly cooler because that cold front passes tonight for saturday and sunday. and then sunshine. high pressure and warmer weather monday, tuesday and wednesday. have a great weekend unless you're commuting. here's frances. >> we've been talking about flooding on the 280 extension in san francisco all morning. several incidents at the same spot. there's new accidents southbound 280 at 101 where the lanes have been flooded and that accident is completely blocking the transition ramp. these the stretch i would avoid. you may want to consider 101 as an alternate because it could take a while to clear the flooding. even if they open up the connection ramp and clear that accident, you'll still have the flooded lanes. we have a video for you in the patrara neighborhood. this is an oak tree that fell acontrols the street.
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closed between 18th and 19th. look out for that. also flooding at the bay bridge toll plaza in the carpool lane. and we still -- this is a live shot berkeley. we have a closure on the highway 4 bypass in brentwood. you can always get the latest traffic information and find out what could go wrong on your route to work by going to eric, kristen? >> frances, thank you. it's 5:54. >> let's talk business. the nation's economy is growing but still at a slow pace. the government just announced our gross domestic product grew 2%. >> here's bloomberg's jane king with our "moneyscope" report. >> general electric says it will place the biggest order in history for electric cars, tens of thousands. it does make the company greener and helps its bottom line. that's because they're placing a big bet on energy. it may get ten cents in revenue for every dollar in electric car
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sales. a quick look at the numbers. tight close for stocks investors. continue to wait and see the fed meeting, how that goes as well as the election. investors with microsoft after its halo reach exbox and business customers. domino's says families will order enough pizza to make halloween the busiest time of the year with a million pizzas delivered. the five busiest days along with the night before thanksgiving and super bowl sunday. i'm jane king with the bloomberg business report. >> a five-month-old boy kidnapped in san pablo is safe. the infant was found yesterday abandoned but unharmed on an oakland street. they're searching for the father alfonzo evans. he took the baby from his girlfriend's home yesterday morning. evans was already wanted for charges including child custody violations. >> today the bay area will honor victims of domestic violence and
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help those still fearing for their safety. san mateo county supervisors, community groups and survivors will gather at county center plaza at redwood city beginning at 11:30 this morning. survivors will hear their stories and service providers will offer resources. the events begins at noon in fairfield. the regional day of remembrance began in alameda county in 2002. >> san francisco has covered up two times as much graffiti than the year before. enough to cover 22 football fields were painted over. more than 6,000 citations were issued over the past year on property owners with graffiti. the city has spent nearly $4 million to remove it since making it easier for people to report the vandalism. >> it is 5:56. just ahead at 6:00s, a burger battle brewing in the east bay. why a fight over the golden
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