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>> we are waking up to a lot of low clouds around the bay area and misty skies. 60 in san jose, mainly cloudy skies between san francisco and the coast. you know the story about the weather. drizzle for the morning, for the afternoon, more mild weather. mid 70s san jose, 60s san francisco. the seven-day forecast perhaps finally showing signs of summer coming back. brent? >> new this morning, a violent night in san francisco. two shootings and one person is dead, as many as five people were hit. both shootings happened near city nightclubs about a mile apart. kris sanchez is live in san francisco now. she has a look at what happened. kris? >> reporter: good morning to you. police quick to say they don't think the two shootings, one that happened last night and one this morning, are related. but we know they happened outside popular nightclubs in san francisco. the latest happened about three hours ago outside the 1015 nightclub. the building with the green light. now, the shooting did not happen
there. rather down the way in an alley a few doors down. here, two women were shot in the gunfire but are expected to be okay. they are being transported to the hospital. that's not the case for the woman who was shot earlier last night outside another nightclub. this woman shot outside the ruby sky nightclub, that nightclub was closed at the time, but that woman died from her injuries. another woman and a man were also treated but will survive. in each shooting, police are investigating and have not identified suspects. but we can tell you last months there was a deadly shooting outside a different nightclub. six months ago there were almost 50 rounds fired outside the suede nightclub. that club is still shut down. all of these shootings in the last six months are likely to fuel the debate about what should happen with violent nightclubs and who should have the right to shut down the party. kris sanchez, nbc bay area news. last night's shooting makes five people killed near san francisco nightclubs this past year.
police are trying to make things safer, but until now that process to shut down a dangerous nightclub has been limited. that's why the city is trying to form a new entertainment commission t would have the power to revoke a club's license if there are continuing problems that make the club a public nuisance. one member of the commission says most nightclubs responsible however there are a few he would like to shut down. >> you want to take these guys and say you don't belong running a nightclub. find another line of work. i can't name names because some of them are still operating. but i can tell you definitely i can think of three or four. san jose police are looking for a gunman that shot at an suv on 680 injuring a passenger. the shooting happened just
before 9:00 saturday night. first at the mckee road exit near san jose. the driver of a white chevy trailblazer opened fire on a silver dodge durango hitting the car four
times. a passenger riding in the back seat was shot once in the back. the suspect, the man said to be in his mid 20s, was rushed to the hospital where he is expected to survive. police say the incident happened -- started on city streets and then moved to the freeway. from what i was told, they stopped at a stop light. one person had his music really loud. they were looking at each other. i want to say some words were mouthed to each other. i don't know if the windows were down. they were screaming at each other. that made somebody angry and it escalated from there. police continue to look for a suspect, a man and a woman who was riding with him in the car. we are learning more about the woman at the center of a
scandal that cost one of the country's highest profile ceos his job. jodie fisher unexpectedly announced her role in a controversy at hewlett-packard on sunday.
kimberly tere tells us more about fisher. >> reporter: the woman whose sexual harassment claim led to mark hurd's downfall said she never intended for him to lose his job. >> pleasure to meet you. >> great to meet you. >> reporter: jodie fisher, a 50-year-old actress who appear in the reality show "age of love" said she was surprised and saddened hurd stepped down friday. lawyers for fisher reportedly contacted hp in june alleging sexual harassment by hurd. the tech giant's board found the former ceo falsified expenses to hide numerous dinners with fisher. fisher said in a statement through her attorney that she and the former ceo did not have
an affair or intimate sexual relationship. she also said "i resolved my claim with mark privately. without litigation. and i do not intend to comment on it further. i wish mark, his family and hp the best." fisher claims she knew hurd through her work with hp's marketing department. she was reportedly paid up to $5,000 for each event she was hired to put together for the silicon valley company. part of her job was to greet people and make introductions among executives. according to allred, fisher is a single mom focused on raising her young son. in addition to appearing in small films and commercials, allred said fisher has worked in sales and served as vice president of a commercial real estate company. kimberly tere, nbc bay area news. hewlett packet has been forced toed a just several new leaders over the past decade. hurd became ceo after the hb board ousted carly fiorina.
a little year after taking the reins, hurd also became chairman of the board after patricia dunn left. she was forced out after boardroom leaks to the media. we will look at how wall street is reacting to this new news coming up. we are still waiting to find out if same-sex marriages can resume across the state. there is a stay in place while last week's overruling of proposition 8 is appealed. a decision is not expected until later this week. give alcohol to a minor and you could face hefty fines. the teen alcohol safety act is now on governor schwarzenegger's desk. it would allow parents to sue party hosts if they serve alcohol to a miner who is subsequently injured or killed. current law protects adults over 21 from being sued even if they knowingly give alcohol that results in injury or death to a minor.
the new law would not apply to licensed commercial alcohol vendors. drilling for the fourth bore of the caldecott tunnel starts in the east bay this november. it comes with a $420 million price tag even though it is not expected to save most traditional commuters any time. that's because two tunnels are open for commuters headed into the city and four are open for them to leave at night. the new fourth bore will simply mean four lanes will be open at all times and will only ease traffic for the reverse commute. >> it's an awful lot of money. and it's only going to help the reverse commute. the morning commute from orinda into the city will be as bad as it has ever been. same at night when it's even worse coming up the hill, out of the tunnel out of the city. >> they need a whole new tunnel. the reverse commute can have major back-ups, especially on the weekend when people are trying to get to san francisco. the project is expected to be done in three years.
>> going st. mary's, i went through that tunnel a lot. >> mike is off this morning and felipe is in. >> good morning to you guys if you're heading out eastbound i-80 before the carquinez bridge, heading out that way, give yourself some time. there's construction we have been telling you about. cummings skyway off r-ramp is closed until 7:00 a.m. this morning. the on ramp is closed because of construction until 8:00 a.m. also construction going on up and down 280, 680, slowing through there. this is outside in oakland, average speeds ranging about 60 miles per hour. nice, smooth commute making your way through oakland. that's a look at traffic. let's get back to you guys. >> sounds good. >> we want to check in with rob. it's been a cool spell and not much change there. >> seeing a cooler start to the day in some spots thanks to a healthy sea breeze. san jose, 59 degrees.
southeast winds at 12. breezy around the santa clara valley. over in san francisco, low clouds, got mist. again, very cool temperatures to start off the morning. we will not be warming up a whole lot today as that sea breeze again quite strong marine layer close to 3,000 feet. place like livermore, pleasanton, we should be well into the 90s. 76 in san jose. not much change through mid week. through next weekend, maybe warmer, but still those temperatures mild by august standards. some more weird weather this summer in the nevada side of lake tahoe. a guy took some pictures here. it's not just raining but it's hail. he says it was about the size of marbles. if you look, you can see some of the leaves falling off trees. it piled up on his car and on his sidewalk. i don't know how he is out
there. that stings. other people say it was about the size of a quarter that fell on a lot of neighborhoods there. >> a fair amount there, too. the government is set to dish out billions of dollars to try to save jobs, but will it just put the country deeper in debt? and the hunt is on for an accused killer. where that search is now focu d focused. investigators think they found the people that star wi ld wildfire. we'll tell you what's didn't about these suspects next. ♪
welcome back, 5:13 right now. nice shot of the bay bridge, what you can't see there is what it feels like. it's cool around the bay area. cool temperatures hanging aro d around. two teens trying to get high sparked more than their marijuana cigarettes. fire investigators arrested a 14-year-old boy and his friend for sparking a 40-acre fire on a hillside in santa clarita. the 14-year-old was trying to smoke marijuana with a friend when he apparently dropped the lighter. the fire was contained before it could cause serious damage. two men who escaped from a private arizona prison and an accomplice may be hiding in
yellowstone national park. there is evidence linking the escaped inmates and the accomplice to the killing of a couple in new mexico. u.s. marshals say the three may be hiding in portions of yellowstone. >> we consider them extremely armed and dangerous and we pray upon the public to be vigilant. >> deputies say it does not appear any of the three are expert campers or have wilderness survival skills. province was serving a life sentence for murder and robbery after stabbing a man 51 times. it is 5:14 now. violence in iraq this weekend killed at least 69 people. the shootings and bombings ramped up fears of an insurgent comebat when the u.s. ends its combat mission in iraq later this month.
officials expect the violence to get worse as the august 31st deadline approaches. four of every five bases have been closed or handed over to iraqi forces, with 100 still under u.s. control. one u.s. soldier was killed. attempts to permanently seal the broken well in the gulf of mexico are moving forward this morning. bp says the bottom kill is now underway. engineers will spend this week drilling the final leg of the relief well. when it intersects with the blown-out well, then bp can shove more mud and cement into it. the company says that once that is done, oil will not be able to league into the ocean ever again. bp says it has spent $6.1 billion responding to the spill. a vote could come tomorrow to send $26 billion to states for schools and medicaid. as tracie potts reports, the money is supposed to have saved jobs, but opponents claim it
will add to what america already owes. >> reporter: the house plans to vote tomorrow on sending states $26 billion to save teachers job. to treat seniors in community health centers instead of expensive nursing homes to provide medicine for poor people, essentially freeing up state budgets to prevent more government layoffs. this is for real people who need real help out here. >> reporter: supporters say it's not just about jobs. >> it's also about consumers an consumer confidence. >> reporter: expect opposition from republicans who say washington can't keep spending its way out of debt. >> the american people are screaming at washington to stop the spending. >> an unsustainable level of spending. >> reporter: the congressional budget office says the plan won't cost a dime over ten years, paid for by scaling back foreign tax credits and food
stamps. the senate approved the money last week, almost everyone governor asked for it. we're told 30 states already set their budgets assuming the money is on the way. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. >> the a's move up to seattle today to start a game with the mariners. a's had a good weekend. they took two out of three from the division-leading rangers. coco crisp tied the game up in the seventh inning with a double. and kurt suzuki gave them the lead in the eighth inning. giants back home to take on the cubs that game gets started at 7:00, but it was a little rough for starter jonathan sanchez for the braves. he gave up a couple of runs in the second inning, and the giants ended up losing, final score was 6-3. nfl preseason is officially under way. things got started in canton,
ohio, with the hall of fame game. jerry rice one of the inductees this year. cowboys beating the bengals. a lot of starters in for a couple of series and then back on the bench. the raiders will play the cowboys this thursday, the 49ers play their first game against the colts on sunday. you can get the inside scoop from training camp on our website, nbcbayarea.com. tiger woods had an abysmal round of golf and is in danger of missing the playoff system called the fedex cup. woods turned in his worst performance ever this weekend in akron, ohio. he finished 18 over par at the bridgestone invitational. 30 strokes behind the winner and in next to last place. only the top 125 pga golfers get into the fedex cup. he ranked 11th going into the weekend but a showing like that could not help.
the other guys are now the top guys at the box office. the cop parody made an estimated $35.6 million in its opening weekend. it is the second highest debut for a will ferrell film. mindbender inception was knocked down to second place. and step up 3d danced its way to third, making about $15.5 million. "salt" and "dinner for schmucks" rounded out the top five. >> we want to check your monday morning commute. mike is off and felipe is here today. >> good morning to you guys. talking about construction all morning. let's start on the peninsula, northbound and southbound lanes, construction going on in san mateo, 3rd avenue and the peninsula avenue, peninsula avenue off-ramp is closed, as well as southbound between
popular and 3rd avenue on-ramp is closed until about 7:00 a.m. this morning. as you can see, things are looking good. look out to the construction at cummings skyway. an accident there earlier as you reached the carquinez bridge. but that has been cleared up. there is still some ongoing construction there until about 7:00 a.m. the off-ramp is closed as well as the on-ramp until about 8:00 this morning. bay bridge toll plaza, things looking good. average speed about 50 miles per hour making your way coming into san francisco. things looking good there. there is the golden gate camera, things are still dark. as you can see, not too much going on out there right now. there is a giants game this evening at 7:15, they host the cubs, if you are making your way there, give yourself some time. nice, smooth commute heading into the city across the golden
wait a minute, no, there's cold weather. temperatures are chilly out there. >> it's august. incredible what's been going on. this has been the coolest summer in about 40, 50 years. if we keep this up, it may be one of the coolest of the last century. we'll have to see how the rest of the month plays out. southeast wind at 12 in san jose. that's cooler air. that's actually rushing up through morgan hills, spilling into the santa clara valley. we have a blanket of low clouds. oakland, southwest wind of 5. around san francisco, you can see the bay bridge from the san francisco camera. don't be fooled to think there's no clouds. just the clouds are higher up. 57 now. there you see that sea breeze at work around the bay. heading into fairfield, a southwest wind at 24. that cool ocean air conditioning spilling all the way to sacramento today. we will see pretty chilly temperatures. needless to say, heading out to the giants game as they take on the cubs, you will want to
bundle up. bring back that beach blanket from the other game before. wrap it around you today. temperatures by the evening into the 50s. air quality is just fine thanks to that strong sea breeze. we had big thunderstorms across the sierra this weekend. i think there's a slight chance of that for this afternoon. looks like more of that moisture will head off to the east. temperatures today do not look anything like summer. inland highs in the 70s in most places, even towards fairfield and morgan hill today, 70 degree temperatures. this pattern will be locked through mid week. there are signs we could be seeing high pressure build in for next weekend. if you're heading up to the high country, look at the temperatures there. lake tahoe cooling down to fall-like numbers going through the middle part of the week. bay area temperatures having a tough time getting out of the 70s. mid 70s, san jose. closer to 80 for los gatos. that might be pushing it today. low 60s for san francisco and oakland. into the delta and solano
county, that all-day sea breeze keeping temperatures into the 70s. lake port, you will get up to 85. but that's cool for this time of year. i don't see much of a change in the pattern until friday or saturday. looks like inland spots may try to warm up some. travelers are check nothing a new lodging option in iowa, one that mixes life on the farm with life on the links. on the inside it's all the comforts of a high-end hotel, one step outside it becomes clear it's not the hilton. the owner said they had a few spare grain bins laying around, so they tried to turn one of them into a hotel room. >> as you get older you get tired of scooping them out. >> the grain bin hotel has heated bathroom floors, bathroom with showers, kitchen with custom cabinets and a bar. used to hold corn and soybeans.
if you stay there, what do you do? you wake up in the morning and go to the corn field. >> just relax. time is 5:27. it's almost time to get back to school. we will find out how you can help one san jose school that was destroyed by fire. and an east bay mother sits in jail on $4 million bond this morning. find out what charges she will be answering to in court later today. a woman is dead, three ot a a pair of shootings near a san francisco nightclub.
the east bay commute could hit snags starting today. details on a major construction project are coming up. good morning. thanks for joining. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> i'm brent cannon. time is 5:30 on monday, august 9th. we want to check in with felipe. he has an early look at the commut commute. >> the average speeds making your way through oakland, smooth, 60 miles per hour up and down 880 there. heading south into hayward there are reports of a ladder southbound at dixon landing blocking two right lanes. be careful of that the golden gate bridge camera, nice and clear as you come through there. it is a smooth commute, but it is a cold one as well. rob will tell you more about that as we look at the weather. >> that's right. it is chilly out there this morning, and we do have misty
skies around the coast. in san francisco, 57 degrees. southwest wind at 5. yes, 50s across the boarding. lunch time temperatures not t-shirt weather for most of the bay area. maybe out to livermore, 78 degrees, 76 in san jose. only 60 today around san francisco. laura? >> thank you very much. 5:31 right now. a pair of shootings in san francisco. four of the victims are women. one of them is dead. a number are injured. the two shootings happened just miles apart. kris sanchez is live in san francisco with what happened and if the two shootings are related. good morning, kris. >> reporter: good morning to you. police quick to say they don't think the two shootings, one that happened last night and one this morning, are related. but we know they happened outside popular nightclubs in san francisco. the latest happened about three hours ago outside the 1015 nightclub. the building with the green
light. the shooting happened in an alley just a few doors down. two women here were shot in the fun fire but are expected to be okay. they were transported to the hospital and looked to be dressed for an evening out. that's not the case for the woman who was shot earlier last night outside another nightclub. this woman shot outside the ruby sky nightclub, that nightclub was closed at the time, but that woman died from her injuries. another woman and a man were also treated at the hospital but will survive their injuries. in each shooting, police are investigating and have not identified suspects. we follow what happens on the weekends, we know this is not the first set of shootings to happen over a weekend time. about a month ago, there was another shooting at a mission bay nightclub, and about six months ago there were almost 50 rounds fired outside the suede nightclub. in that one, one person died. all of this is expected to fuel the debate about who should be able to shut down troublesome
nightclubs and how quickly that process should happen. kris sanchez, nbc bay area news. >> thanks. an east bay mother suspected in court today facing dozens of charges that she had sex with two very young boys. 42-year-old christine hubs is charged with 67 counts of sexual assault. police say she had sex with two 13-year-old boys. the livermore mom also sent sexual text messages and nude pictures of herself to the boys. hubs is in jail now on more than $4 million bail. she will answer to charges today. tomorrow is the one-year disappearance of a fremont boy. hasani campbell was reported missing from a rockridge area of oakland by his foster father last year. a search turned up nothing. a few weeks later the police arrested the foster parents on suspicion of murder but were forced to release them because of lack of evidence.
if hasani was alive, he would be six years old, but police treating the case as a homicide. we are still waiting to find out if same-sex marriages can resume across the state. there is a stay in place while last week's overruling of proposition 8 is appealed. a decision is not expected until later this week. a vote could come tomorrow on whether to send $26 billion to states for schools and medicaid. the money would save teachers jobs, as well as treating seniors and community health centers instead of expensive nursing homes it would also provide medicine for the for a. it would free up state's budgets to prevent more government layoffs. this is for people who need real help out here. >> we think this is urgent. >> opposition is expected from republicans who say washington
can't keep spending its way out of debt. the congressional budget office says the plan won't cost a dime over ten years. it's paid for by scaling back foreign tax credits and food stamps four years from now. back to school in one week for the trace elementary school. despite a big fire there last month. school officials say school will start as scheduled on august 16th. the fire destroyed a classroom building that housed a school library. portable classrooms will house the students now. school leaders are trying to raise money to rebuild. you can help by going to our website, nbcbayarea.com and search help trace. the nightmare in the gulf might soon be over. bp says the cement put into the broken well has hardened enough now over the weekend to allow the bottom kill to begin. engineers will spend the rest of the week drilling the final 100 feet of the relief well. once it intersects with the broken well, more mud and cement can be pumped in governmentment's pointman overseeing the operation says
when that's done there's virtually no chance the oil will leak again. bp said it spent $6.1 billion responding to the spill. san francisco is poised to become a lot more bike friendly today. mayor newsom is set to launch the first project on the city bike plan this afternoon. a court ruling friday ended a four-year legal battle over the city's plans to make streets safer for cyclists. the decision lifts a 2006 court ban after a man claimed the plan was not environmentally sound for drivers. san francisco can now move forward on 35 bike projects which would almost double the number of bike lane miles in the city to 80. if you use the caldecott tun toll get tunnel to get to work, get ready for some delays.
once the project is finished there will simply be four lanes of traffic going in both directions at all times. >> we want to get to rob with the forecast in a minute, first felipe with a look at what's going on now in the commute. >> good morning to you guys. starting with the caldecott tunnel, 59 miles per hour eastbound, 62 westbound. until 10:00 a.m. when things get messier, things are looking good. here are the times making your way through the east bay. 63 miles per hour up and down 680. as well as 54 down 580. there's construction to tell you about, i-80 construction at cummings skyway off-ramp is closed until 7:00 a.m. the on-ramp is closed until about 8:00 a.m. this morning. looking outside, things are nice coming across the bay bridge. a little bit foggy. we know it is cold. >> it is cool out there. >> the afternoon, 70s around morgan hill, san jose.
mild for this time of year. you mentioned the bay bridge, we have misty skies in a few spots. in san jose, 59 right now. southwest wind at 12. winds picking up out of the southwest san jose. san francisco, cloudy skies, 57. air quality just fine thanks to the sea breeze. the sierra, maybe a slight chance of a thundershower this afternoon. nothing like the wild weather we saw over the weekend over the high country. today looking at your hour-by-hour temperatures inland. mostly 70 0s. as we get towards next weekend, maybe some warming inland. that pattern not going anywhere in your seven-day forecast. brent. >> an unusual sight from sarasota florida. check this out. see that in the distance? that's a tornado, otherwise known as a water spot when
they're on the water. this one lasted for about ten minutes. unless they make landfall or there are boats in the area, they don't cause trouble, but they are cool to look out and see. as many as seven tornadoes may have touched down in north dakota and minnesota over the weekend. nobody was hurt. one of them destroyed seven farm buildings and tossed a pick-up truck about a half mile. another one damaged a sugar beat field. the national weather service will be out there to determine the number of tornados. coming up, the new study on working moms and their kids. a look at what researchers found coming up. should the children of undocumented immigrants still be citizens because they're born in the united states? see who wants to take another look at the 14th amendment next. break out your black and orange tie dye for the game
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u.s. is a citizen whether their parents are citizens or not. tra tracie potts has more on the new controversy. >> reporter: in the midst of this national debate about immigration, comes a new effort by republicans to take a second look at the 14th amendment, should it be repealed? over the weekend more fuel added to the fire. house minority leader john boehner said this may be something worth considering. >> i do think it's time for us to secure our borders and enforce the law. and allow this conversation about the 14th amendment to continue. >> do you have a position on it? >> listen, i think it's worth considering. it's a serious problem that effects the country and in certain parts of the country, clearly the schools, hospitals are being overrun by illegal
immigrants, a lot of whom came here so their children could become u.s. citizens. >> that was house minority leader john boehner on "meet the press" over the weekend talking about the idea of repealing or perhaps repealing the 14th amendment to the u.s. constitution. an idea supported by mitch mcconnell, john mccain from arizona has said we need to look at this. republicans are saying they are not out and out saying at this point we should repeal it, but they want to look at it. they're planning to schedule hearings on whether or not this should happen. tracie potts, nbc bay area news. a day of remembrance in japan. the city of nagasaki held a moment of silence at 11:02 this morning to mark the 65th anniversary of the atomic bomb
attack. a scheduling conflict prevented the u.s. ambassador from japto from attending the ceremony. a new study challenges prior research suggesting full-time working mothers are harping their child's development. researchers at columbia university found infants raised by mothers with full-time jobs did score slightly lower on cognitive tests, but these children had other advantages. working mothers had higher income and were more likely to seek high quality child care and found to be more responsive to their children than stay-at-home moms. >> it is 5:45. you are watching nbc bay area news. >> we will get to our traffic and weather coming up in about five minutes. >> first a pair of shootings in san francisco, both near nightclubs. one woman is dead. it's the latest violence surrounding the city's night life. kris sanchez has a look at what happened. good morning.
>> reporter: good morning to you. this latest shooting happened outside a nightclub where inside the nightclub a couple years ago a shooting did happen. this shooting did not happen inside the nightclub but a few doors down in an ally way. the latest happened about three hours ago outside the 1015 nightclub. the building with the green light. now, the shooting did not happen here, two women were shot in the gunfire but are expected to be okay. police are quick to say they don't think the shooting where i am now is related to the one that happened last night around 9:00 outside a different nightclub about a mile away near union square. the woman shot outside the ruby sky nightclub did die from her injuries. another woman and man were also treated at the hospital but will survive. in each shooting, police are investigating and have not identified suspects.
last month there was another deadly shooting outside a different nightclub. six months ago someone died outside the suede nightclub where 50 rounds were fired. this is likely to fuel the debate about who can shut down the party in san francisco when the crowds at nightclubs get unruly. kris sanchez, nbc bay area news. >> thanks for the update. violence around san francisco nightclubs is up in the past year. police are trying to make things safer, but until now that process to shut down a dangerous nightclub has been limited. that's why the city is trying to give the entertainment commission new powers. it would have the power to revoke licenses if there's a risk of physical harm to people or there are continuing problems that make the club a public nuisance. one member of the commission says most nightclubs responsible however there are a few he would like to shut down. >> you want to take these guys and say you don't belong running a nightclub. find another line of work.
i can't name names because some of them are still operating. but i can tell you definitely i can think of three or four. >> mayor gavin newsom is expecteded to give the entertainment commission that new power sometime next week. the woman who accused one of the country's highest profile ceos of sexual harassment said she didn't intend for him to lose his job. jodie fisher, an actress on a reality show called "age of love" said she was surprised and saddened mark hurd stepped down last friday. fisher said in a statement through her attorney that she and the former ceo did not have an affair or intimate sexual relationship. she also said "i resolved my claim with mark privately without litigation. and i do not intend to comment on it further. i wish mark, his family and hp the best." fisher claims she knew hurd
through jobs with hp's marketing department in which she reportedly earned to $5,000 an event. this news sent hp stock into a free fall after trading on friday. courtney reg season joining us live at cnbc headquarters. i wonder if we can expect that to happen again today. >> hp stock fell 10% on friday, but so far the stock is slated to open slightly higher. we are less than an hour from that opening bell. hurd's camp is asserting there was no sex, harassment or abuse of hp resources, he just lost confidence of the board and decided to step down. a webcast is scheduled for employees at 11:00 a.m. eastern time today. in a case like this, severance pay is in focus. it appears mark hurd is walking
away with an estimated $34.5 million, 12 million of this in a cash severance payment. la it should be noted hp stock has doubled in hurd's five-year run as ceo. the apple executive in charge of the iphone has quit after several stumbles with the iphone 4. mark papermaster was with apple for four months and said he had a falling out with steve jobs and was not a part of the decisionmaking for a while. you guys are making us busy out the there. >> the wild, wild west. >> manufacturing are revving up
custome development of the chevy volt and the nissan leaf. the chevy volt and the nissan leaf will be available for sale to the general public by december. both range about 100 miles or so on a full charge and both have sticker prices that some consider hefty. nissan has a lease option with payments of $350 a month. so does gm. both should attract customers. >> that's going to be low enough to compete with, again, many other vehicles on the marketplace that don't offer this kind of alternative energy technology. >> the volt costs $41,000 because it has a back-up engine. the leaf doesn't but it still will cost $33,000. both cars with travel about 100 miles on a full charge. those new electric car owners should have easier access to charging stations. the bay area air quality management district approved $5 million in funding to develop 3,000 home charging stations and 200 public charging stations in the bay area. the idea is to place the
stations in areas where people can recharge while at work or shopping. in the bay area, recharging accounts for 50% of air pollution. summer is winding down, if you don't have time for a big trick, you can enjoy a great getaway here in the nbc area backyard. bob redell has a look at the best places to go camping. bob? >> reporter: good morning to you. i want to keep my voice down there are still some people trying to sleep in these tents behind me. >> hey, buddy, guy yet out there! >> reporter: wonder what it's like to wake up when the sun is still up? >> i don't know. >> reporter: we posed that question to our facebook fans on nbc bay area news, to find out what do you think are some of the best places to go camping. some people suggested big basin, mount madonna. sunset beach campground in
watkinville. lake deval in livermore. we found a couple, one where we are at right now. this is, believe it or not, in san francisco of all places, supposed to be the only ca campground in san francisco. the only one to pitch a tent legally. we have another one in marin, north of here. i wanted to leave note for sfpd, if you are getting 911 calls from campers about a creepy guy outside a tent, it's just me. or maybe worry t is me. >> just fire up the grill a bit. get some bacon, eggs, pancakes going. people will be very -- you will be their best friend in about 15, 20 minutes. >> i don't think that's going to be happening. >> all right. >> mental thought. >> all right. >> any ideas where he is? >> well, i don't know. could be at golden gate park for all i know.
>> favorite camping park? >> the fairmont? ritz-carlton? >> on the front lawn outside the ritz. >> let's check the morning commute. felipe is in for mike. >> they will think he's a bear. >> exactly. >> we have been talking about construction all morning, especially the major construction going into effect today at 10:00 a.m. the caldecott tunnel, construction going on through there. as of now, speeds in the 60s in both directions. nice commute if you are coming through that tunnel. looking at the east bay times as we come out of the east bay into the city or southbound. nice and clear, 68 miles per hour heading over the bay bridge as well as 880, 59 miles per hour in and out of oakland. going further down to the south bay, we have some reports earlier of a car fire on 280 at
race street. those reports still coming in. as you can see now, 60s as far as the commute, 280, 680, highway 85 at 101. looking outside at the bay bridge toll plaza, the metering lights are still off. speeds in both directions about 50 miles per hour. people starting to make their way in to the city across the bay bridge. outside to the golden gate bridge, things looking good there as well. smooth commute. nice and clear as the sun is still making its way out shortly here. we'll give you a look later on. >> we will take one right now coming up. we will see if that sun will warm things up. >> yeah. if you are going camping, bring your sleeping bag these days. it is chilly out there. >> you would expect to see folks bundled up in the parks around the bay area. this time of year it's been amazing. 59 in san jose. look at winds, southeast at 12. that's cooler air rushing up from morgan hill out of the south.
59 in oakland. southwest wind at 5. as felipe has been pointing out, you are getting some mist and patches of drizzle in a few spots along the coast. healthy sea breeze, southwest wind at 24. the all-day sea breeze spreading out to the giants game. temperatures near 60 around game time. probably feeling chillier than that with the winds 10 to 20 miles per hour. good air quality today. for the most part nothing exciting in the weather except if you are heading out to the high country. big-time thunderstorms over the weekend with moisture out of the south. most of the sierra today will be thunderstorm-free. back to the bay area, mid to upper 70s inland. those are the warmer spots. through this week, the mild pattern will be locked in heading towards next week, temperatures could climb up a bit. jacket weather in august around the bay area. 76 degrees in san jose. 61 in san francisco. 50s on the seashore.
heading over to oakland, mid 60s. 70s around concord, pittsburg. winds picking up going towards the evening. north bay, 60s and 70s up from san rafael to santa rosa. maybe just a bit warmer as we edge closer to the weekend. back to you. time is 5:57. careful about letting your teens throw a party. a potential new law could mean parents responsible. >> and an east bay mother facing dozens of charges after having sex with dozens of underage teens is heading to court. >> and police search for the busyn who opened fire bnus east bay freeway.