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good morning. 4:00 a.m. on this monday morning. yes, we're here early because abc 7 news is starting morning with b.a.r.t. watch. >> there is no strike this morning, but also no deal. instead, commuters uncertainty just delayed after there was union anger last night. we begin in oakland. >> reporter: yeah, another day, another dead line. no strike today, but union members say if b.a.r.t. management doesn't come off of its last offer, they will strike tomorrow. now, here are the latest numbers. b.a.r.t. management says that its offer yesterday is $7 million more than it was on
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friday. it's a 3% wage increase per year over four years. workers will have to pay 4% more for their pension and 9.5% more for medical. union leaders have said all along that the give backs this benefits swallow most if not all of the waning increases. they say if b.a.r.t. management isn't willing to move, they will strike tomorrow. >> their offer gave us a last best final offer, which is an indication of an impasse and an indication that they were no longer willing to bargain. when we questioned them to be sure what they understood what last best final offer meant, they indicated, yes, they did and there was nothing to discuss. >> trying to bring this to a close. the bay area is tired of going to bed at night and not knowing in b.a.r.t. will be open or not and we need to bring to a close. >> reporter: b.a.r.t.'s general manager says she will give the unions two weeks to consider the offer and take to a vote. she says it's the best the system can give. local lawmakers voiced concerns,
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some saying they were disappointed b.a.r.t. management put down a final offer. no talks are scheduleded for today, but both sides say they're open to returning if the mediator calls them back. matt keller, abc 7 news. let's get a look at traffic this early monday morning. >> good morning. happy monday. without that b.a.r.t. strike, all trains will be running. so far conditions are quiet. it's also columbus day, so a lot of folks might have the day off. what we don't have the day off from is construction as we take you to the east bay. if you're heading along westbound side of 80, you will see a few lanes blocked out there. that will last until 5:00 this morning. let's go outside and it take a look at the san mateo bridge. if you're traveling out of hayward and toward 101, it is quiet. but know that it will get busier as we get into the late er afternoon hours. we do have half moon bay art and pumpkin festival.
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so it will be a popular location. and now let's welcome back mike with our forecast. >> thank you very much. good morning, everybody. here is a look the at live doppler 7. it is bone dry this morning. cooler this morning, too. so you may need a heavier coat or sweater. most of our temperatures in the 40s and 50s. right now, what we'll deal with in the afternoon, warmer temperatures. a real nice warming trend coming. and it starts today with 68 half moon bay, 72 at san francisco and richmond. mid to upper 70s from napa all the way down to 77 at san jose. 80 santa rosa, fairfield, concord. so let's get a check of your morning news. >> it's 4:03. a bay area official says he'll step up his push for legislation banning transit workers from striking. steven glazer is trying to
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persuade riders to sign his petition. he says so few people shouldn't have a huge impact on the lives of so many. >> if they can't work it out, they shouldn't take it out on the riders of the bay area. there is too much at stake for hundreds of thousands of people that use b.a.r.t. every day to have a breakdown at the bargaining table affect all of us. >> glazer has a ebb wiwebsite c ban bart if the ups do strike tomorrow morning, b.a.r.t. has chartered 200 buses almost three times the number it has for the july walkout. they will run from these nine stations. guess spite the option, some b.a.r.t. riders aren't thrilled about the idea of taking the bus. >> i haven't taken a bus to san francisco, so we'll see how that works.
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>> it's bad because we were waiting for like an hour for the bus. >> b.a.r.t. shuttle buses would run from 5:00 to 8:00 a.m. weekday mornings and afternoons 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.. riders would have to get a round trip ticket in the morning. met troet poll tan transportation commission is encouraging the public to te telecommute if they can. we'll tell you what one bay city is helping make that option easier. for knothose who cannot telecommute, the ferry will be expanding service and there will be an additional landing to help reduce dock congestion. as for the other transit options, we have a list of resources for you at abc 7 you can also download the exclusive abc 7 news waze app to navigate traffic, follow breaking develops on twitter.
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richmond police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man found inside a mangled car. this is what they found at ohio avenue and 7th street after a t several gunshots were picked up. the man died at the scene. he crashed his car after being shot just before 6:00 last night. investigators have not released the suspect information. a san francisco man is back home after surviving 18 days lost in a remote canyon. 72-year-old gene penaflor gave a thumbs up and his family greeted him after rescuers pulled him out of a deep canyon. he had gone hunting on september 24th. he says he fell and knocked himself out. penaflor came to alone and hungry. >> he ate squirrels, lizards, a
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uncouple frogs and survival mode kicked in. whatever proceed team ytein youe did. >> the teams had called off the search after two days because they cooperate find a trace of penaflor and a storm was approaching. then on saturday, a group of hunters heard penaflor'srescuer just a short time later. dry ice is to blame for an explosion at l.a.x., the explosion happened in an employee bathroom in terminal 2 and the terminal was closed as a precaution while authorities investigated. about four departing flights were delayed. nobody was hurt. is an carlos city council will meet to discuss the latest on a gas pipeline shut down over safety concerns. the california public utilities commission ordered the pipeline to remain shut down last week. officials pushed for the line to be shut down after they got word of an internal memo, an engineer
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expressed concerns the pipeline that runs under britain avenue could explode just like the one in san bruno that killed eight people. some huge pumpkins are rolling into take part in a big event. today is the am world championship pumpkin weigh off. the contest kicks off in just a few hours on main street. part of the art and pumpkin festival. the winner is guaranteed a heavy $6 a pound. last year's winning one came in at more than 1700 pounds. and the froeer walked away with nearly $11,000. nick smith will have a live look at the contenders coming up. apparently there are two that could top 2,000 pounds. i can't imagine. >> that's a lot of pumpkin seeds. good morning, everyone. right now of course we don't have the b.a.r.t. strike today, so all trains will be running. we're looking at quiet conditions.
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it's also columbus day, so we might see less traffic on the roads. it's not stopping the fact that we do have accent southbound 28 monte road. so far not causing any delays. westbound side of highway 4, 15 minutes. 101 southbound into san francisco, that's a 17 minute commute. bay bridge toll plaza, hardly any vehicles into san francisco. and now with a look at our forecast, things are warming up. welcome back mike. >> thank you very much. nice to see everybody this morning. bright and early. look at this, no fog to worry about speaking of half moon bay. look at that, bevisibility 9
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miles. easy commute weather-wise. from our east bay hills camera, let's break down the next 12 hours. your day planner, 39 up in the north bay, napa will dip down to 39 by 7:00 to 52 around san francisco. by noon, know that our micro climate gets smaller. we'll be 68 at the coast to 78 inland. and it will be clear and kind of cooling quickly once we get to 7:00. 60 at the coast to 68 inland. so we lose about 8 to 10 degrees between 4:00 and 7:00. that's when you might want to grab a coat. for the next three days, warmest tuesday and especially wednesday, look at that mid-70s at the coast. 80s for the rest of us, hardly any micro climate during the afternoon hours. then we'll start to see the cooling thursday. i'll so he you how you in your coming up. welcome back. nice haircut.
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4:10. public apgnger grows, but is washington listening? the new attempt to jump-start talks. and the 9-year-old stowaway, is he back home. what's next for the home after a
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good morning. a live look where cars and folks can also take b.a.r.t. this morning because there is no strike. however it looms 24 hours later. we'll talk more about the latest on negotiations coming up. >> the abc 7 news digital team introduced #dear bart as a way for you to sound off about the b.a.r.t. talks. we received many tweets and videos from viewers. please don't go on strike, i want to go to school and get my
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education. and johnny says the entire bay area is waiting, we hope you'll clean up this mess tonight. please keep us all moving forward. we're not just looking for tweets, but also individual cross. you can send them on twitter and instragr instragram, use #dear bart. it's day 14 of the government shutdown with no resolution in sight. the u.s. is coming dangerously close to thursday's deadline to raise the debt limit or face default which could have catastrophic consequences. anger is growing and patience is running thin. >> reporter: tension in washington over the government shutdown. a group of veterans calling themselves the million vet march took matters in to their open hands, reopening at least for a moment the lincoln memorial, and then marched to the white house where they clashed with police.
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other national monuments across the country reopened thanks to state and local governments. mopping them, the grand canyon and the statue of liberty. at the capitol, still no deal. republicans have given up demands to defund or change obama care, but democrats are pushing to an end of most of the spending cuts. >> we're in a free fall. >> reporter: harry reid and the republican leader mitch mcconnell have been negotiating for both sides. >> i'm optimistic. >> reporter: but time is running out. on thursday, the country will run out of hope to pay its bills. economists warn a default will have enormous consequences. social security and veterans pay will be in jeopardy. the cost of loans will be more expensive making it hard ir for buy a house or car. add to this worry about wall street, global markets reaction,
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the u.s.'s first ever default. even though the clock is winding down, both sides say they have to reach a deal, the alternative would be unthinkable. a 9-year-old minnesota boy who stowed away on a flight to las vegas is back home. he captured worldwide attention after he bypassed three layers of security to board a delta air lines flight in minneapolis. he's in the custody of a child welfare agency currently. a court hearing will take place tomorrow. this is not the first time the boy has gotten into trouble. his father says he's pleaded to help, but officials told him they couldn't do anything up the boy did something more serious than running away from home. no b.a.r.t. strike this morning, so that is an option. how about that and the roadways. >> i don't know if anybody else couldn't sleep last night, but i know i certainly couldn't. i was keeping my twitter right next to my head because i was just waiting to hear what the news was going to be. well, no b.a.r.t. strike and
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that means that we do have trains starting to run. but also that means that we don't really have too much traffic because it is so very early. we have construction westbound side of 80 from highway 4 to 580, lanes will be taken away until 5:00. construction crews should wrap things up right around 5:00. east bound, it is wide open. so indeed we do have 11 trains currently running. cal train is running on time and all ferries will be on normal schedule. outside to walnut creek along 680, you can see traveling down toward highway 24 not a problem. nice quick 8 minute commute will get you there. now a look at our forecast. >> nice seeing this, winds barely negligible. 3 to 5 miles per hour. and they're variable which means high pressure is starting to take over. you can see this on live doppler 7, it is a very quiet morning. so let's talk about how this
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morning will be different than yesterday morning. most areas just alwa little coo. but look at half moon bay, it's # 41 degrees right now. 7:00 for the pumpkin weigh-in, it will be about 41, 42 degrees. so definitely dew on those pumpkins. here is a look at what is going on. temperature-wise, 42 at napa, the other cool spot. 43 in santasan ramon, 46. you see 50 around oakland, hayward, is san carlos. cooler conditions this morning, but warmer temperatures this afternoon. watch out for the breezes tonight. it will be clear. breezes will pick up in the hills, but they won't be quite fast enough for fire danger. but you may notice the difference tonight and tomorrow morning. above average temperatures most
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of the week, but they will switch that away with cooler than average weather over the weekend. here's what's happening. look at this area of high pressure over the eastern pacific, but it will transition take all the way over to the great basin. you know what that means. with that clockwise flow, that is an offshore wind developing and that's why temperatures will wise everywhere and it will stay the dominant feature in our forecast through at least about thursday. so today's temperatures, mid to upper 70s down in the south bay, look at that we'll make a run at 80 in santa cruz, morgan hill. up the peninsula, low to mid-70s. mid to up upper 60s along the coast. mid-70s to 80 in north bay valleys. as you head into the east bay valley, upper 70s to near 80 degrees. here is a look at your 7 day forecast. warmer tuesday and wednesday, mid-70s at the coast, mid-80s inland. the cooling hits 9 coast thursday starts to spread across the rest of our neighborhoods
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friday, saturday and sunday. have a great day. the red cross says a team of its workers has been abducted in northern syria. six red cross workers and syrian volunteer were traveling with armed guards, but gunmen stopped their convoy early yesterday. the area has been controlled by rebels for the past year. the strongest tropical storm to hit india in more than a decade has killed at least 17 people and destroyed hundreds of millions dollars worth of crops. this is the aftermath of cyclone phailin. winds topped 130 miles per hour when the storm made landfall. the death toll is expected to climb as search crews look for more victims in isolated areas. damage is extensive, but officials say the evacuation of more than a million people appears to have saved many lives. it's 4:20.
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one of san francisco's landmarks is getting a facelift. coming up, a look at the big changes you can expect. and growing tension over tahoe bears. aggressive tactics animal rights
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4:23. and a live look at the walnut creek b.a.r.t. station. pretty empty right now, but the trains are rolling. that's the important part. will they be rolling tomorrow? we'll have the latest on the b.a.r.t. talks coming up. a san francisco land mark recognized around the world will finally be getting a much needed makeover. tourists and locals admire the breath taking view from the square, featuring a famous group of homes for their colorful faca facades. the city plans to repave walkways, build new restrooms and install a new watering system for the lawns. the work is due to begin in july of next year. the renovation should be
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finished by december 2014. no b.a.r.t. strike, so we hope the commute is good. >> so far so good. it's also columbus day. a good monday morning to you. the good news is we don't have the b.a.r.t. strike, so that shouldn't hamper your commute. we do have at least 11 trains currently running. we're also looking at light traffic conditions. and if you're traveling westbound, the pass is wide open. but what we have is construction in the eastbound direction between greenville and north land road. so that will slow you down a little bit as the traffic is funneled through that area. outside a quick look, this is the view from our emeryville camera towards the bay bridge. and you can see the traffic running just fine, but we have other construction right at the high rise towards the tunnels and that will last up 5:00. now here with our forecast is mike. good to see you. >> thank you very much. here we are and i see clear conditions this morning.
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temperatures this afternoon anywhere from 1 degree warmer in free month and oakland, 76 and 75, to san francisco and santa rosa. you can see the high pressure dominating the entire state. it is dry everywhere. sunshine up and down. near 80 ythrough the central valley. low to mid-80s l.a. and palm springs. 75 in san diego. animal rights activists are taking steps to keep black bears from being killed near lake tahoe. bears get into trouble when they look for food near people, right? well, game wardens on which set tr often set traps and bears he said up being killed. activists with the bear league have followed wardens and booed them as they set up the traps. activists are going online enlisting businesses that have
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been careless with garbage. a florida woman could be facing legal action after she got stuck on a draw bridge. the 55-year-old woman wearing a pink shirt dangled 22 feet off the ground yesterday above railroad tracks. she held on with her feet and her arms, but she never let go of her purse either. after 20 minutes, firefighters got her down with a ladder. authorities want to know why she was trespassing on a bridge that was closed to pedestrian traffic. a high speed chase on four legs in montana. take a look. a couple was riding a motorcycle when they apparently got a little too close to an he willing elk. the animal began its own version of road rage chasing the escaping motorcycle p. the couple managed to get away from the charging animal. they were a little afraid, but the final score, horsepower one, elk power zero. >> a little afraid? >> a lot afraid. >> elk with revenge on its mind.
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4:26 now. b.a.r.t. riders get another 24 hour reprieve, but it may be the last one. next at 4:30, we're live with the line in the sand that both sides in the b.a.r.t. contract talks are drawing this morning. also, mayor on the move. the latest trip for oakland mayor and growing tab taxpayers are picking up. and new this morning, trouble on the san francisco waterfront. the chilly rescue firefighters
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>> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good morning at 4:29. no bart strike today. i am kristen sze. >> yes, the trains are rolling. what happened tomorrow is anyone's guess. after an optimistic start to contract talks yesterday morning, bart abruptly gave the unions a take it or leave it final offer. abc7 news reporter matt keller has more. matt? >> talks ended at 2:30 this
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morning with in deal. unions say if no agreement is reached by today they will strike tomorrow. bart's latest offer was $7 million more than the last offer on friday. they say it is the last, best, and final offer. general manager says it is $7 million more than it was on friday. state lawmakers were at the negotiations and voiced concerns about bart management putting down the final offer. >> bart management cut off negotiations today by putting forward a final offer at 4:00 p.m., we were disappointed. we felt it did a lost damage. >> we put out a good proposal. they have to decide good that meets their needs. >> the federal mediation service joins the talks. he was appointed by president obama and is an indication that washington is paying close attention


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