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all lanes of highway 101 in burlingame are reopened following a deadly accident. the chp says it was caused by a man walking on the road who was hit and killed by a car. >> i'm terry mcsweeney here on twin peaks in san francisco looking out on why we have our first spare the air day of the season. i'll tell you what you can do about it coming up in a live report. >> i'll add a little detail where the bad air will be today. plus update on rain. we have a chance over the next four days of seeing rain. >> the bay bridge toll plaza, those pay lanes are starting to back up but fas trakkers are sailing through. eric, degrees. >> the rain will clean some of those particulates out of the air and we won't have the spare the air day. i'll ask mike about that. >> the chp is investigating why
a man was apparently walking on highway 101 in burlingame this morning when he was struck and killed. now, the highway patrol heard reports of a person on the ground in the fast lane of highway 101 just north of broadway about 1:25 this morning. the driver of the car was injured and four lanes of the freeway were closed for a time. that accident has since been cleared. >> well, firing up the wood stove at the fireplace this chilly wednesday could cost you hundreds. it's a spare the air day and that means a ban on burning. terry mcsweeney is live in twin peaks in san francisco to explain the consequences. bundle up there, dude, and take it away. >> absolutely. you know, the air quality people are kind of approaching this with a velvet glove. in other words, please don't do these things and there's also the knockout punch if you do these things, hundreds of dollars of fines might be coming your way. but if you take a look at san francisco, probably looks pretty good on the monitor but it
should be far clearer than that. should be more twinkling lights and that kind of thing and that is why it is a spare the air day. don't fire up your fireplace. i know you're saying it's so christmassy to do so but there's saying that the air quality management board it is so polluting. it can irritate airways, especially tough on those who already have some kind of breathing problems like folks with asthma. to clear the air about what spare the air means. >> when we have a winter spare the air alert we do not allow wood burning, logs, pellet stoves or outdoor fire pits or chemnyaways. the largest contributor to wintertime air pollution in the bay area. >> there are other sources of air pollution, particular of course. our vehicles with a good example of that. but the experts are saying in the wintertime smoke is the number one cause of pollution
and on cold nights like this with just sitting on top of us, it's especially bad. here are the penalties. a warning for first offenders. a possible $400 fine for second and subsequent offenses. to be honest with you, the air quality board doesn't have people monitoring every street in the bay area. so it's really, there is some push to it if you do get caught a second time. but really they're asking everyone to work together as a community and back off the wood burning and let's clear the air. live in san francisco, terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> our time now 6:03. all the votes have finally been counted in the bay area's 11th congressional district race. they show democrat jerry mcnearney winning. the latest numbers from yesterday show mcnearney retaining his seat by more than 2600 votes. the district covers contra costa, alameda, santa clara and
san joaquin accounts. the san jose city council race in district five, compost has mained his lead over karasko. they suggest they appoint compost to serve two meetings before his time officially begins in january. >> the new city council voted unanimously yesterday for the city manager to immediately make about $700,000 in general fund budget cuts. those may include staff layoffs. even deeper cuts may be considered. the city faces about a $2 million deficit for the next fiscal year. >> a movie chain is facing a class action lawsuit aimed at helping the deaf and hearing impaired. they want the same right to enjoy movies as those without hearing disabilities.
more than 200 million americans went to the movies last year according to the motion picture association. two did not because they're deaf. the two are plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed which owns century theaters. it discriminates by not providing closed caption movies. >> what would you want to happen for yourself if you should lose your hearing tomorrow? >> lawyers who filed the suit say about 85% of first-run movies are captioned when they're delivered to theaters. all the theaters have to do is install the equipment. they did not return phone callings for comment. >> the first group to be approved for a medical marijuana license in san mateo county has decided not to pursue the effort after all. the medical collective said it's withdrawing its option. the collective says the county's pot club ordinance more
restrictive than state law is responsible. the lack of support from law enforcement agencies. >> san francisco's bid to host the america's cup yachting race took another step forward. the commission voted unanimously yesterday to use port property. it approved you race site alternatives. one for using piers, 32, 30, 50. race organizers would spend $150 million fixing up the dilapidated structures and in exchange get free leadses for 56 years. the overwhelming majority support the regatta. >> i'm here to bump the whole idea sailing is a rich man's sport. >> this is going to transform the waterfront. >> the plan goes to the board of supervisors for a hearing. race organizers want to have a
location decision by the end of the year. san francisco as you know is competing with an italian port city to host the next race. >> seems like our weather is getting the wintertime blues. we'll let mike explain what that always means. >> the black and blues this morning because you have particulates in the air. is that rain going to wash them out? >> i think so. once we get that system a little closer friday through the weekend, we should get rid of the spare the air day. a small chance we may have to extend it into tomorrow if that front slows like it's doing now. let's check out the spare the air day. it's for everybody even though the poor air quality will be mainly the north bay this afternoon. cool, napa, 31. livermore 33, concord 34. santa rosa 33. mid to upper 30s redwood city, half moon bay. low 40s east bay shore to mid-40 san francisco and los gatos 42 degrees.
these temperatures most areas just slightly warmer than yesterday by a few degrees except the north bay valleys. we could get a stray shower as far south as rose, possibly clear lake and uke. the rest of us hazy sunshine with mid to upper 50s. may hit 60 in san jose. we'll be in the upper 50s to low 60s around the monterey bay and inland. accu-weather 7-day forecast, we have a chance of rain thursday, friday, saturday and sunday but very light. good morning, myles. >> hi there, mike. report of an accident northbound 880 to the southbound 280 connector with the chp on the scene. but it's not the commute direction, not causing too much of a problem. 101 to the split is at the limit. lone tree to 242 looking great as well as westbound 580 to 205 dublin interchange. a little sluggish at the bay bridge but the metering lights are off. back to you and theresa. >> the bay bridge looking busy
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>> welcome back. it's 6:12. you may be among the lucky 2200 people in the bay area owed a significant chunk of change by the irs. specifically the agency owes 2280 bay area taxpayers almost $700,000. that's an average of $1250 per person in san mateo and san francisco counties. the money is in the form of undelivered refund checks sent to homes where the taxpayer no longer lives. the irs says people who think they are owed money should go to their website irs.gov and click
on the where's my refund tab. >> the state high speed rail authority is set to vote tomorrow on spending more than $4 billion to build the project's first phase between two tiny central california towns. officials recommended the first between borden and cork run south of fresno. opponents including central valley congressman dan cardoza says the plan is a gross misuse of taxpayers funds. he's asking federal authority to intervene. the $32 billion project is supposed to connect san francisco and anaheim but plans to start the project in the bay area were undermined by peninsula opponents who threatened to delay the project in court. >> a busy stretch of highway is getting desperately needed upgrades. work will mean three days of ramp closures next week. the retrofit are the only
remains seismic upgrades besides the bay bridge. replacement of the 60-year-old structure will require a three-day closure of the on and off-ramps. it will replaced by a new one ready and waiting. >> a storm brewing on capitol hill now that the post-election congress is shifting republican. officials have revealed that senate republicans intend to block action an nearly all democratic back legislation unrelated to taxes and government spending in this next session of congress. the gop leadership has apparently been quietly collecting signatures on a letter pledging to carry out this strategy. it could destroy democratic-backed efforts to end the "don't ask, don't tell" military policy for gays and the effort to give legal status to some young illegal immigrants. every passenger who flies in american skies is now being checked against a list of people
who pose a terrorism risk. the tsa is matching passengers on flights headed to or from the united states against a watch list. prescreening for domestic passengers began last year. the addition of international passengers is something recommended after the september 11th attack. >> members of the jewish faith began marking hanukkah at sundown today. (chanting) >> in sacramento yesterday governor schwarzenegger and a group of rabbis danced the traditional dance to celebrate the eight-day festival of lights. it will begin with the lighting of the menorah this evening. the governor and the rabbis got an early start lighting the first canning of a menorah at the state capitol yesterday.
>> looking down from mount tamalpais. that is a high definition picture but it doesn't look like it because of all the pollution hanging around in the lower layers as we have a lid on the atmosphere, the cold sinking air of high pressure has trapped those pollutions over the last several days and now built up to possibly unhealthy levels. it's a spare the air day until midnight. you can see frost is forming around napa at 30, fairfield 31. close in livermore at 33. same thing santa rosa. we have concord and redwood city at 34. look at the coast. half moon bay, 36 degrees. mountain view and san jose 37. we have low 40s around fremont, oakland and 44 san francisco. we have mid to upper 30s around the monterey bay and inland to salinas and a frosty 31 in gilroy. we'll have high clouds return to our new york this afternoon and
the hazy sunshine because of all that pollution. slowly spreading rain thursday and more so friday and a lesser chance of some rain saturday and to the south on sunday. for today let's talk about temperatures in the east bay. looking at mid to upper 50s. this is where we'll see the most haze besides the north bay. over on the east bay shore we'll have mid to upper 50s with oakland, castro valley and fremont 58. campbell and san jose 60. trailing behind the peninsula with mid to upper 50s and mid-50s along the coast, the sunset about 55. 56 downtown to 57 in south san francisco. through the north bay a lot of mid to upper 50s including the shoreline there. a stray shower could get as far south as ukiah and probably not santa rosa but maybe a sprinkle there. upper 50 to near 60 the monterey bay and low 60s inland. tonight 39 in fairfield. everybody else in the 40s with increasing clouds but it looks
like it will be dry. this storm system is having a real tough time moving to the south. it is nearly stalling right now as we have three areas of high pressure protecting the western united states. the jet stream's pointing more to the north where the bulk of the rain is going to be right now. here we go through the overnight hours and into today. you see just increasing high clouds. rain moves into the north bay tomorrow evening, spreads southward. friday's morning commute looking a little wet and some will hang around through friday evening. then a secondary system brings us chances of light rain. very light saturday and sunday and dry for sure monday. temperatures below average all seven days of your forecast. >> good morning, mike. walnut creek those red taillights you see headed southbound. north bound moving well, too. metering lights off. usually turned on 6:30 or so.
let's check public transportation. no delays anywhere that you can see. for traffic around the clock wherever you may be, on your cell, your computer where go to abc7news.com. >> myles, thanks for the update. >> it is time now for the must reads. google is about to become a big player in the e-book world. the "wall street journal" reports that the mountain view based company plans to roll out its long-awaited google additions venture by the ends of the year. it's going to different from other e-book services by allowing users to buy books from google as well as other retailers and use them to create an online library. your personal library that can be accessed and read from any device with a web browser including your smart phone or your pc. >> the san francisco chronicle reports on new complaints about the for-profit colleges. students complain their diplomas
are almost useless when it comes to getting a job and they're left in debt. students from such schools are more likely to drop out and be saddled with debt than traditional colleges. >> easier than ever to grab a drink at the airport or on a plane. wine tastings in the terminal. don't be surprised a happy hour in flight. and let's say it's both an effort to make extra money and a marketing effort to sell more food and drink in the air. now you have to pay for those things. we posted a link to the complete articles, abc7news.com. just look under the must-reads tab. >> you don't want to overdo it when you're high in the sky. >> you do not. although you will see people who do, we guarantee you. >> hopefully we'll monitor each other. up next, microsoft unveils a new
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celebrity did not take the top spot of yahoo's list of most popular searches. the b.p. oil spill was the most searched for. >> there are reports rupert murdock may sell the net working myspace.com. a sale or partnership with media giants like yahoo or aol are two options under consideration. it has been eclipsed by facebook.com and twitter. murdock purchased myspace.com for $580 million. >> a new short stop. san francisco has agreed to terms with former a's short stop miguel tejada. he returns for a one-year deal world $6.5.
tejada hit 269 with 15 home runs. he was the 2002 american league mvp with the a's so welcome back. >> absolutely. and still ahead at 6:30. oakland's new pitch to try to keep aids from moving. >> a star bay area athlete knocked into a coma. the tragic accident on her way to a high school match. >> millions of people without jobs will soon also be without checks. i'm emily schmidt in washington. the unemployment help that didn't happen coming up. >> i'm terry mcsweeney in san francisco. it is the season of giving and today the air quality experts want you to give your lungs a present. no wrapping paper involved. the story in a liviviviviviviviv
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york stock exchange on your right. for the first day of december. there it is. the opening bell and start of trading. the labor department said the economy produced more goods and services than previously estimated. 2.3% between july and september higher than the initial estimate of just under 2%. later today november figures for auto sales and private sector employment will be released. we'll take you back in 15 minutes to see what the dow thinks about all those reports. >> talking about the economy, extended unemployment benefits start running out today for nearly 2 million americans. the lawmakers failed to extend benefits beyond the midnight deadline. here in california, 150,000 people are getting notices this week unless congress okays another extension that number will grow to more than 450,000 by the end of the year. republicans in the senate argued the cost of the benefit was just
too high. emily schmidt has more. >> these were the last-ditch moves for congress to pass last minute unemployment benefit extensions for people like melanie. >> i don't enjoy unemployment. none of us do. what we want is get a job and that unemployment at least gives us food. >> now her small security is more limited. congress failed to agree on a plan. >> 2 million americans this december will stop receiving benefits. and several hundred thousand unemployed workers will lose the benefits every month. >> the bill would have cost $12 billion. republicans argued other cuts should make up for the increased spending. >> we gotta start focusing on jobs. that's what we have to do to start getting this economy moving. >> the average weekly unemployment check is about $300 and the congressional budget office says every $1 in that
check generates about $1.90 in economic growth. >> keeping the lights on and food in the house. sometimes just barely. but i'm able to do that. >> social services are preparing for what happens when the checks stop. new shelter beds added in atlanta, food shelves stocked in iowa. a food bank network estimates 2 million people will immediately need help getting food. a possibility that became much more likely when that deadline passed at midnight. emily schmidt, abc news washington. >> if you're looking for work, you want to check out our next hire event jobs fair. it's next tuesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and at the windham hotel in san jose. >> outside it's tempting to think about firing up the wood stove or fireplace this chilly wednesday but it could be the most expensive match you ever struck. the first spare the air day of the winter season and means no burning of wood or manufactured
logs. terry mcsweeney is live at twin peaks to tell us more what the possibility penalties if you decide to fire up anyway. >> hundreds of dollars in fines. doctors say they're seeing more people coming into them with breathing problems and the experts say the main source of that is from burning wood. i know a lot of people are watching and i have spoken to many who say seriously what is the harm in a backyard fire or maybe crackling flames in the fireplace with the one you love. we don't want you to confuse a hunk of burning love with flames in your fireplace. there's a big difference. but there are 1.5 million fireplaces and fire pits in the bay area. this becomes a health hazard when they burn in large numbers as they have. over the thanksgiving holiday, 30 monitoring stations recorded huge increases in particulate matter. the lungs you save may be your own.
>> it can irritate the airways, aggravate asthma. some of these particles have been known to cause cancer but in terms of people's exposure when they're burned via fireplaces, wood burning stoves, that has not been study extensively. >> the short-term solution to all this, do not burn wood, pellets, don't burn wood burning stoves. don't burn those artificial logs that say right on the able they're cleaner than real wood. still all banned today. the bay area air quality management people want you to know that the first time around is going to be a warning. the second time if they catch you and they gotta know where you are, the $400 fine. live in san francisco, terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> when it comes to air quality, the bay area pulled off a mediocre year. some heat waves created enough smog to give the region nine excessively smoggy days in 2010
compared with eight days last year. that's clearly better than the los angeles basin area that had 103 days and 83 days in the san qua keen basin. these days are counted as excessively smoggy when ground level smog concentration violates federal health standards. when the ozone increases, air officials call spare the air day alert. >> police are pleading for more information that put a high school girl in a coma. 17-year-old carolyn hanson is a star water polo player at st. francis high school in mountain view. she was in what started as a minor accident on highway 280 but the wreck knocked her blue mini cooper sideways and she was broadsided by a lexus s.u.v. that officers say was going too fast. >> she had her seat belt on and after the original collision she took her seat belt off and the
one collision that occurred she had her seat belt on. >> the passenger in the lexus, a 72-year-old woman. everybody else was okay. investigators say they don't know what caused the original crash. the highway patrol is asking for any witnesses to come forward. >> a new 39,000 seat proposal for the oakland a's ballpark. it would be near jack london square in oakland. the planning commission is having a hearing tonight to consider what should be study. the project will include a stadium, 18,000 square feet of retail space, 54,000 square feet of offices and 700 condos. now, oakland's planning commission says it's part of a private effort to keep the a's from leaving oakland while the team's owner has said he wants to move to san jose. >> the inmate who attacked a sheriff's deputy is being held at an undisclosed facility.
ainsworth overpowered her during a medical appointment on monday. he tased her and fired a shot with her gun and a bystander and terrorized preschool workers as he tried to get away. the county sheriff says such an incident will not happen again. >> we need to reevaluate our processes and fix that. i'm not going to say what we did was right and we'll continue to do business as usual because that would be inappropriate. >> the sheriff says he suspects ainsworth planned the escape and may have faked pain to get the mri at the hospital. the officer is recovering at home. >> a peninsula high school hit by thieves over the thanksgiving break is getting help. wells fargo is donating $5,000 to the high school in bell month. this money will help replace stolen computers valued at $50,000. the computers were taken sometime between last wednesday night and monday morning.
>> 6:37 now. a chilly wednesday morning where you're not supposed to burn anything to keep warm. better use that furnace. >> gotta use the gas or electric there. blankets, maybe. let's check with mike, get a look at the forecast. >> hear the furnace, oh, there's more money! oh, there's more money! but had to keep the family happy. spare the air day for all of us even though the poorest will be found up in the north bay. that's where we find the highest concentrate of particulate matter. may have another one tomorrow but they haven't said so. temperatures 30s and 40s with the warm spot san francisco 45. the cool spot fairfield at 30. clouds become a little thicker and the haze through the lunch hour. the thickest haze in the east bay valleys and the north bay at
4:00. partly cloudy to mostly sunny north and south. it's going to have a hard time getting through this dry air. temperatures mid to upper 50s at 4:00. our highs today compared to average. we're looking at temperatures anywhere from 2 degrees below average in napa to 7 in san francisco and the sun sets at 4:51. that's when hanukkah starts. thursday, friday, saturday a chance of rain. very light rain, most of it falling friday into saturday. here's myles. >> mike, check this out at the bay bridge toll plaza. now backed up to the 880 overcrossing. once past, the tolls approaching treasure island, you'll have a stall in the far right lane there. and as you head drive times over into westbound 4 slowing from lone tree way over to 242. westbound 580 from 205 to dublin, that's sluggish, too.
walnut creek looking great and now head you back to theresa and eric. >> we'll take it back. myles, thank you very much. our time just about 6:40. >> trading underway on wall street. we have a live report from the new york stock exchange straight ahead. here is a live look at the big board and right now the dow is up 176 points. >> and if you visit this bay area city in your car, the police will be watching. the new technology they'll use to identify everyone in town. >> also hiring for the holidays. a temporary holiday job can be a lot more valuable than you think. next we'll let you know how you can turn it into something more permanent. lightning fast. lightning strong.
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forecast as we come up on 6:44. the forecast from north to south. north rain and mountain snow that could stretch to chico and tahoe. upper 50s sacramento and fresno. but look at the sunshine in southern california and warmer weather. mid to upper 60s. 71 l.a. >> thanks a lot. 6:44 now. it was two years ago today a tracy teenager manned to escape from a home where he had been held captive and tortured more than a year. authorities release the video showing his first moments of freedom. this say look after he broke free and found a safe haven in a nearby fitness club. you see him asking for help. employees took one look at his condition and immediately called police. >> just a tragedy that happened to fall on our doorstep and we were so happy to help the individual. he was just totally afraid of
what was gonna happen, what was going on. and then when we went to take him in the office to get him out of the front area here, we noticed he had a large chain around his foot. >> last week a jury found a neighbor guilty of torturing and abusing the teen. the three defendants who lived at the home reached plea deals and are expected to get at least 30 years in prison. the teen is doing well. >> new patrol car technology can record and read thousands of license plates. unmarked vehicles would be equipped with cameras that can automatically scan license plates in moving traffic and parking lots. authorities asked us not to show their test vehicle. the scan data is then compared to a hot sheet of stolen cars or cars used in crime. >> i believe on sunday night we read approximately 10,000 license plates in a 10-hour shift. >> kind of scary in that they could find out a lot of information very quickly.
i think it can be a good tool. >> civil rights advocates say they're worried about how the data will be used and stored but the police department is saying that information will not be shared or used for other purposes. >> it's 6:46. permanent full-time jobs as you know are still tough to come by in this economy but a seasonal job may be the way to get your foot in the door and some are bringing on extra workers for the holiday season in hopes that things are picking up. >> if the number of seasonal hires packed into this basement office is any indication, the paper business must be booming this holiday season. >> we've hired over 100 seasonal design associates and 18 customers service representatives. >> this is the san francisco headquarters of the online stationery company meanted. it turns their own art and pieces submitted by graphic designers around the globe into holiday cards, invitations and the like.
the pay is $15 to $17 an hour. like a gift from heavy -- heaven if you've been out of work for a year and a half. >> kind of i moved from one place and now i'm in this new world where everything works. >> this man came as a seasonal hire and worked his way to a staff job. not i way it worked for many college classmates. >> most of my friends didn't have jobs. i was real lucky to find this place. >> positions to offer our seasonal design associates not only the ability to eastern a fair hourly wage but to contribute to our organization through pieces of art. >> the national jobless rate still hovers 9.6%. here in california it's more than 12%. but staffing agencies say some clients are looking to hire. some predicting a 20% increase over last year. >> we've certainly seen an
increase to this year's hiring. certainly an uptake from last year. we're seeing a lot in the retail space, a lot in vacation coverage. >> but the number of jobs will be limited and competition will be fierce. she recommends job seekers put their best foot forward, dress the part and work a contract job as if there's a potential full-time position at the end of it. >> i think there's long-term potential that comes from short-term opportunities. >> big players adding workers, toys r us. macy's is hiring 65,000 seasonal hires across the country and that shows some productivism this holiday season. >> going is pushing into the e-book business. they're seeing what to do about the buyout offer groupon.
>> our "moneyscope" report. good morning, jane. >> welcome. move over. amazon mountain view based google too come out with its own online books. will be open for business in the u.s. this year and next year will open internationally. the "wall street journal" says you won't need to buy a device to like a kindle. you can read it on any device with internet access. they're trading up about $10 higher here at $566 a share. they were down yesterday on hose headlines on the anti-probe by regulators. wall street saying groupon, what to do about buyout offers. about $6 billion for groupon. here's a look how things backing up quite a day taking out the
month of december. the dow up 200 points. news about jobs, that's going to help. report this morning more jobs added than expected last month. european readers about the recent debt crisis. so the markets, a few days of selling here. the silicon valley index is trading up as well. speaking of if you're looking for one, you might try general motors. the auto maker that received massive government aid is hiring again. looking for a thousand engineers to help expand an electric power vehicle. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king. >> jane, thank you very much. have a great day. >> thanks. >> all right. here to deliver some cold weather. >> yes. >> can't burn the wood. >> spare the air day. what are you going to do.
can't use the electric or the gas. degrees -- dress accordingly. from mount tamalpais this morning. that's the reason why we have spare the air day. let's talk about temperatures if you're stepping out. it is frosty in our inland valleys of the east bay and also the north bay. the specific temperatures below freezing, fairfield and napa. close to livermore and santa rosa 33. redwood city 34. everybody else the mid to upper 30s. san francisco 44 degrees. around the monterey bay and inland mid to upper 30s. gilroy a frosty 31. high clouds and hazy sunshine today. that's spare the air day hanging around until midnight. the poorest air quality through the north bay. slowly south spreading rain
tomorrow and more likely friday. but now it's a saturday and probably not on sunday. i think that next system slides to our south. compared to 24 hours ago, santa rosa the same temperature. oakland about 2 degrees warmer. san jose, san francisco and fremont 3 degrees warmer and concord 4. have about 9 hours, 44 minutes and 39 seconds of sunshine today. hazy sunshine. east bay valleys mid to upper 50s. along the east bay shore, mid to upper 50s here with oakland, castro valley and fremont at 58. south bay make it to 60 in campbell and san jose. everybody else a little behind in the upper 50s. menlo park, redwood city and palo alto 57. out at the coast, pacifica 54. downtown south san francisco, mid to upper 50s. north bay the beaches or the valleys mid to upper 50s and a stray shower as far as south as santa rosa. very light. cloverdale and clear lake, maybe
ukiah more likely. 60 monterey bay and upper 50s to low 60s our inland neighborhoods. tonight everybody else in the 40s are hazy conditions and high clouds once again. we have three areas of high pressure that are blocking this cold front from making anymore leeway into the west coast. that's why this system is stalling, why i think the rain will hang off a little longer through all of thursday. most of the rain very light in the north bay and along the coast. by friday morning, the north bay will be wet for the commute and then by friday evening we're starting to look at some of that rain roll in and even more so through saturday morning. but sunday we'll be dry. monday we'll be dry and tuesday another chance of rain, then our temperatures below average the entire time in the mid to upper 50s. with this pollution and the high clouds, we have beautiful sunset. this from discovery bay. thank you, michelle. look at all the beautiful colors
that pollution provides. if you have weather you'd like to share, upload them or e-mail us. here's myles with two new accidents. >> that's right. in hayward, southbound 80 approaching 92 speeds are slow in that vicinity but once you pass that traffic is moving well on southbound 880. because of those nearby accidents, the san mateo bridge is also looking good in both of those directions as well as traffic at the limit there over at the bay bridge toll plaza. traffic is now backed up into the maze with another 10 to 15 minute trip. you can find traffic around the clock. theresa. >> thank you. today is world aids day. president obama and national health officials will attend an event at the nation's capitol. a red ribbon adorns the front of the white house and landmarks around the globe to commemorate and raise awareness about the
diseases caused by the spread of hiv infection. a joint united nations program reports aids has killed nearly 30 million people since the epidemic began in 1981. estimates show 30 million people worldwide are living with hiv. >> if you're thinking of lighting up your fireplace to keep warm today, don't do it. >> terry mcsweeney joins us live in san francisco to explain the restrictions we're under because of the spare the air day. >> mike has been talking about the haze over the bay area. take a look at san francisco and you can see the hazy is talking about. it's the weather outside frightful, a fire would not be delightful, at least not today. our first spare the air day of the season. no burning wood, artificial logs. don't burn pellets in fireplaces inside or out or wood burning stoves. there's been a dramatic increase
in particulates since thanksgiving. 1.4 million of them in the bay area. air pollutants like carbon monoxide. many of us love the feeling of a fire but if you are caught having one today, first time around it's a warning, second time around it's a $400 fine. and you thought the weather outside was frightful, how about 400 bucks out of your christmas shopping money. terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> no, not for a hunk of burnin' log, no! >> mike, a last look at the weather. >> spare the air day, the poorer air up in the north today. temperatures mid to upper 50s in most neighborhoods. you may crack 60, especially the farther south because we see more sunshine there. watch for the thick haze in the
east bay valleys and north bay. your 7-day forecast, that system continues its slow migration to us. looking at rain possibly in the north bay, more likely friday into saturday morning. myles? >> over the bay bridge traffic backed up in the 10 to 15 minute trip at the toll plaza. traffic over the incline into san francisco. public transportation is looking just great for you right now. ace, ferries, caltrain, bart, all reporting no delays. you may wanna take those because of the fact it's a spare the air day all over the bay area. let's go back to theresa and eric. good morning. >> good morning, myles. good advice there on spare the air day whether it's hot or cold. listen, thank you for joining us for this edition of the abc 7 morning news. >> we'll be back with a live update. join us again for mid days news at 11:00 and stayñññ