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tv   Today in the Bay  NBC  May 17, 2011 4:30am-5:00am PDT

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good morning. i'm christie smith live near the bay bridge. we have detours coming up. a new app that cal tran is revealing. it's coming up in a live report. the gang injunction could be revealed today. what whacky weather. what drivers are dealing with in the sierras. it's tuesday, may 17. this is today in the east bay.
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good morning, everyone. i'm scott mcgrew. let's check the east bay forecast with christina. i assume no snow anywhere nearby. >> we have snow above mt. am illton. about an inch over mt. hamilton and more rain in the east bay for the afternoon. we have another strong round of rain. this morning, we are getting a break. this cold air, you can see the spotty clouds pushing in. temperatures in the east bay are only going to end up in the upper 50s. i'm noticing a bit of a slick commute this morning. any problems so far? >> not necessarily because of the slick roads. we have a car off the roadway, struck in the mud. you are affected by the weather wind wise. this is the bay bridge toll
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plaza. windy conditions. that's what's going on now. advisory for the bay bridge and the benicia bridge. there's a truck reported around parish road. it's off 680 and parish. we'll give you an example, coming up. get ready for changes on the bay bridge over memorial day weekend. christie smith already knows what it is and is live with what drivers can expect. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. they have a couple big announcements going on today from cal tran. one is a detour for memorial day weekend. this affected drivers headed eastbound into oakland. they are also talking about the ground breaking new app that puts you in the driver's seat while all the changes are going on on the bay bridge. they are going to unveil that in
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san francisco today at 10:00 this morning. first, what's happening is that drivers on the lower deck of the bay bridge experience a different approach into oakland starting the weekend of may 28th. speed limits won't be changing at all. eastbound drivers will have a detour as they exit the bridge. there won't be a full closure, but some eastbound lanes will be closed over the weekend from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. no impact for now on the westbound lanes. also, back to the new app, they are calling it bay bridge explorer. it's free and it's cool. the users can experience chances going on on the bay bridge in 3-d. it puts you in the driver's seat. cal trans says it's the first of its kind to use it for a public agency. a westbound detour is set for next year.
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this will allow the bridge to open six months ahead of schedule. christie smith, today in the east bay. >> thank you. the trial of the newspaper for chauncey bailey say it will call three witnesses to the stand today. it's two more than bay brought in in his defense last week. prosecutors called nearly 70 witnesses. neither defendant is expected to testify. they are accused of murdering bailey and two other men in 2007. oakland city council will decide whether or not to spend money on gang injunctions. it's strained relationings with the community and money ought to be spent elsewhere. they face questions in court over the le galty. two gangs are prohibits from
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gathering in certain areas at certain times. this morning, an alameda county family mourning the loss of their son. he was struck by an suv at santa clara avenue and everett street. he was pronounced dead at children's hospital in oakland. investigators are trying to figure out what happened. the driver of the suv was not arrested. the san francisco giants fan beaten at the dodgers stadium is back in the area. he's being treated at the only hospital that has doctors to handle that kind of trauma. stow was drichb in by ambulance and taken by private jet to sfo. >> everybody is happy and relieved that bryan is stable physically. where he eesz at neurologically,
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time will tell. >> he will not be alone, ever. someone will always be with him. >> the family went to a homecoming party at the santa beach board walk to claim money. >> more than $100,000 offered as a reward for tips leading to the two suspected. the l.a.p.d. will have a press conference this afternoon. on our web page, coverage of the homecoming. you can leave comments for the family. pg&e under attack by a congresswoman. she's proved pg&e sat on $183 million supposed to be used to fix pipelines. the budget was for the years between '87 and '99. the public utilities commission, which is supposed to keep an eye
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on pg&e doesn't know why the money wasn't spent. it authorized pg&e to spend the money to fix the lines, but it did not happen. when are dead fish good news? thousands of salmon have been found dead near water pumps in the delta. federal regulators say the number of dead fish is an indication of a good winder that created good conditions for more fish. 83,000 split tail were estimated caught at the pumps one day alone. this morning, if you step outside, it feels more like february than may. a winter blast moving through as richard sharp reports in the sierra a winter storm is in effect. >> the driving snow and wind make the trip even harder. >> you can see the big rig right off the road there.
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>> it was a dangerous location, the chp is not moving the rig until the weather gets better. >> did you expect to run into this? >> no. >> it's crazy. >> it caught many off guard. >> it's hard to drive. the road is in bad condition. >> long before the storm cal trans released seasonal employee reducing the staff from 200 to 75. was it a good idea? they cannot talk, they are all on the road. since most of the snow is melted, there's a lot more room. they don't need heavy vehicles. vehicles like auger. >> you had to get proof you saw snow in may? >> yeah. i didn't get to go to the snow yet this year. this is the first snow. i'm excited. >> what do you think of the snow? >> it's pretty intense. >> there's nothing like an elmer
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fudd hat. >> elmer fudd one of my favorites. we are looking good for now. later on today, it's going to get active across the east bay. keep that in mind, a dangerous commute home like yet. we are getting the best of the weather now. the colder air is pushing through. the showers thinned out from overnight. they are going to continue to for two hours, then another front pushes in. watch for slick conditions over the bay bridge if you are headed from oakland to san francisco you might get caught up in a light rain this morning. 50 degrees in livermore. here it is. the future cast. this is the hour-by-hour forecast if you need to get outside today, we'll help you do so. by 1:00 p.m. it's going to be clear. 1:00 a.m. is when we get the next break.
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once it started raining at 1:00 p.m., no relief until 1:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. then spotty activity when we meet back here at 4:30 a.m. when is it going to clear? i'll let you know. 4:39. let's check the drive with mike inouye. >> good morning. we have an issue. the rain you are talking ability, slick road conditions. we have an accident on highway 24, westbound direction before you get to the tunnel. an ambulance has been called to the scene. now, there's a light volume of traffic but with all the activity, we may see slowing. they may clear the two lanes. we'll track that carefully. caster valley looks good toward the san mateo bridge. get a live look out there. from time to time, the camera
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shook quite a bit. it looks steady on the hills. you might see the tremble. the wind is causing the shake. >> thank you much. 4:40 now. the biggest counterfeiting case and how investigators cracked the case. the growing problem in bay area parking lots. on the look out for cheats. officers looking for drivers using disabled placards. b.a.r.t. is in your hands. maybe not in your hands. live pictures of 880.
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4:44 now. there's the bay bridge. christie is live out there talking about the changes for memorial day. investigators say they are cracked the biggest counterfeit investigation in history. they found boxes of social security numbers and phoney credit cards stolen from thousands of victims. all this found inside a 40-year-old's hayward apartment last week. police found enough evidence to charge her with 20 counts of
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identity theft. more arrests are expected. jitters for hughlet packard. they moved their earnings up a day. the ceo was worried about another tough quarter. for more news before the bell, let's turn to nicole lapin. good morning. >> those numbers just came out. they beat $1.24 earnings report versus the forecasts $1.21. investors continue to worry about the growing debt crisis across europe putting a damper on. europe is slightly lower. we get economic data this morning that could dictate the way we go. housing starts and industrial production. i read off hp's numbers after the memo that you mentioned. home depot and walmart beat so it's pushing it.
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the nasdaq was off 46 to 2782. also, this morning, microsoft is hoping the web search alliance with face book will get folks to choose binge over google. they will get search results influenced by what face book friends like or what they are sharing on their pages. apple may have something up their sleeve. they celebrate the anniversary on thursday. boy genius is reporting apple stores received new hardware and some employees worked overnight shifts this weekend. we are hearing they put up a black curtain so folks couldn't see what was going on. we reached out. guess what they said? >> nothing. >> nothing. no surprises ahead. >> go back to hp news.
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they were worried about profits, yet they beat estimates? >> they did. here is what's on the wall street journal. it came out yesterday. they were supposed to report earnings wednesday. they had to do it earlier. he said save your pennies, don't do anymore hiring. this was to senior executives. they were talking q3 and this was for q2. just to clarify. is the weather going to be clear? >> certainly not. good morning to you. maybe tomorrow. if you can hold off 24 to 48 hours we are going to get the sunshine back over the bay. this morning, not a lot of sunshine once it comes out. mostly overcast. a few pockets of clearing. overall, the trend continues to turn south throughout the afternoon. another front pushes on shore bringing about another significant bout of rain. right now, spotty activity. 49 degrees in concord.
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53 degrees in hayward. oakland, 52 degrees. you are only going to climb five to seven degrees. daytime highs in the 50s in oakland. 58 degrees is the forecasted high. for now, we climb into the 60s. you need the jacket but ditch it by thursday. by 1:00 p.m., spotty activity. then it pushes on shore. the front comes through bringing about a good amount of rainfall. steady rain through 1:00 a.m. wednesday then we see the spotty trend again. clearing out by thursday. 76 for your friday. that's what we are calling the best day of the week. saturday, clouds come in. yet another spring storm arri s arrives. i don't think it's going to bring showers. it's going to drop the temperatures to 68 degrees. we'll be able to climb monday, tuesday, wednesday of next week.
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a normal pattern to be 15 degrees below average in may. the summertime, right around the corner, scott. i personally appreciate this cooldown. >> thank you very much. drivers who abuse parking spaces reserved for the disabled. here is vickie. >> reporter: it's the kind of san francisco day that begs you to take a midweek rest from work to bask in the stands and root for a giants sweep of the series. >> can't wait. go giantings. >> reporter: undercover officers with the dmv and mta know this is also the kind of day that temps people to cut corners. they stand in long lines and
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walk when you can park with one of these. he was one of 16 officers in plain clothes combing the lots and the metered lots looking for people like this tailgater. >> they said a person with the placard has to be here. >> reporter: you didn't know that? >> no. it's registered to his father-in-law and his father-in-law is in d.c. now. >> reporter: it's not going to work? >> no, it's not. >> i take my cousin, but they say i can't be using it. >> reporter: strike two. >> whose is it? >> my fiance. >> reporter: so you were taking a risk today? >> yes. >> reporter: three. the fine is $250 but the actual cost can be nearly 20 times that amount. >> just for the parking violations alone, $1100 plus, if you have to go to court and you are found guilty, it's up to
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$3500. it could be six months in jail. >> reporter: the punishment isn't just levees against the abuser. >> we confiscate the placard and follow up with a warning letter. they get a medical re-examination. >> reporter: last year, they took away 2,000 placards. the aggressive enforcement is what le nit mat users want to see. her son is on dialysis. when they do check, like they should, that makes it easier for us who really do need it. >> we give them the benefit of the doubt. >> reporter: they will follow them to the stadium to confirm their registration. >> they were nice about it. it's easy. >> i think it's outstanding. it's the right thing to do. >> they issued 17 parking
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tickets, nine misdemeanors. the cheating game goes on, but in the long run, the house always wins. >> if you are abusing, we will catch up to you and it's going to be an expensive ticket for you. >> 4:51 now. pick a seat. how t get a sneak peek at b.a.r.t.s design for the train cars.
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b.a.r.t. wants to hear from you on how to design new seats on train cars. it will be open to the public over the coming weeks. itis been private. the first appearance at fruit vail in oakland then the community college gym in pittsburgh. last, june 14 in pleasant hill contra costa, 2:30 to 6:30. let's check in with marla. a blockbuster coming from the former governor's office. >> are you really surprised? >> can i decline to comment? >> i suppose you just did. good morning, everybody. we are following that bombshell out of l.a. as former governor arnold schwarzenegger admits he fathered a child ten years ago.
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the mother, someone who worked for the family. reports coming from l.a. and d.c. coming up. then we go to alameda, the home of the uss hornet and a museum. i'm sure bob redell is going to have fun with that. stay tuned. >> let's check in with mike. good morning. >> good morning, scott. we talked about the rain that started yesterday going overnight. the construction wasn't dispatched. there's no closure there. there's typically closure from 12:30 to 5:30 in the morning through mid june because of delays there. that will be the pattern overnight. weeknights monday through friday. no major slowing on highway 4. earlier accident working off to the shoulder, westbound 24 on fish ranch road. no major slowing in that portion
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of your commute. a live look at 880 through oakland. we zoomed in a bit. you can't see the rain, the lights are glowing a bit. the wind advisory. use caution it will be slick and windy this morning. back to you. >> thank you much. if you plan to travel this summer, you have plenty of company. higher fares will not keep people home. they are expecting 206 million passengers to fly between june and august. it's a gain of 1.5% over the year. the number of travels below prerecession levels topped at 217 million.
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