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>> reporter: new this morning, b.a.r.t. riders especially those in san francisco are being advised to be prepared for possible service disruptions due to protests that could start today. i'm christie smith. i'll explain in a live report. >> the roller coaster ride continues. watching world markets in anticipation, silicon valley could help lift stocks. and yet another candidate prepares to enter the race for san francisco mayor. a live look outside, san jose, it's thursday, august 11. this is "today in the bay."
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>> good morning. i'm scott mcgrew. it's 4:30. let's go to meteorologist christina loren. good morning. >> i say good morning, christina. >> say good morning to you as well but can you hear me now? >> we can hear you. >> sounds more sultry. i think you'll notice the difference from yesterday. temperatures about 4 to 5 degrees warmer, we've got a good thick layer out there, the marine layer is deeper so more fog picking up a little bit of moisture on the satellite imagery and radar so watch out. might find drizzle. overall looking pretty good so far. the fog is not that thick. we'll take you through your full forecast. let's get you to work on time. >> the radar in the south, might be drizzle as you leave. construction is the main concern. we had an emergency closure northbound 880 as you come up toward 237. approaching dixon landing road.
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a full closure but i saw the trucks moving so it should be cleared. you see slowing, scott, approaching the scene. the bright lights as they shut them down until they are gone. back to you. >> thank you. b.a.r.t. as you know issued a barning to riders be prepare forward disruptions in service by what b.a.r.t. is calling anarchists like the one last month. christie smith is live in san francisco. boy, they don'ts like these protesters. >> reporter: not at all. b.a.r.t. riders have been here before. it was mid july when protesters swarmed the civic center station. they were protesting a shooting. those same protesters say they are planning another action for early august, sort of a vague timeline of when but the group is no justice no b.a.r.t. it came together following the b.a.r.t. police shooting of what was said to be a knife-wielding man, 45-year-old charles hill.
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they say they still want justice and accountability. nearly 100 protesters disrupted evening service, b.a.r.t. had to temporarily suspend service at that station. it had a ripple effect. now with word of another action looming on its website b.a.r.t. is saying protesters may try to disrupt service as early as today in downtown san francisco, saying as always b.a.r.t.'s primary mission is to ensure your safety and keep our trains on time. b.a.r.t. may need to close some stations temporarily or make other service adjustments on short notice. it advises riders to have alternate plans just in case but also gives information on where you can keep up with whether b.a.r.t. trains are on time or not. reporting live, christie smith, "today in the bay." >> let me catch you for a second. this is sort of a silly question. you don't know when the protests are going to be.
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but are they going to be in the morning or the evening even though we don't know what day? >> reporter: that is a terrific question. i think probably the element of surprise is a big issue. what b.a.r.t. is saying is as early as today it could happen. it doesn't mean that it will happen today. >> fair enough. thank you. we're in the midst of a historic mood swing and the mood this morning on the markets a mixture again. european stocks rebounding, britain's footsie up 2%. the dax up 2.5%. asian markets mixed. hong kong higher. the nikkei lower. one says the markets grew too fast. the adjustment is normal. >> america is very sound and the markets are going to be sound and will be back to normal before you know it. >> he says the big worry is how can venture capitalists find their payoff if the companies
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they invest in aren't going to ipo in this ugly environment. the man accused of running down a 9-year-old boy in san francisco will be facing a judge this morning. police say the 21-year-old, andrew vargas, was drunk when he ran into ryan white after a giants game. the community rallying around white who is at the hospital with several fractured bones and traumatic head injury. at a fund-raiser raising more than $6,000 for white's family. white's cousin told us supporters and -- told us and supporters the 9-year-old is recovering. >> you can tell at this point that even though he's uttering a few words here and there that he knows what's going on. there is a lot going on behind those eyes. he is regaining strength. >> the family will remain in san francisco till ryan can be moved to a medical center in pennsylvania. lefty o'doole's will continue raising money for the family on their charity website kids need
4:36 am the two men accused of beating bryan stow have pleaded not guilty though police say they confessed. the two charged yesterday with mayhem and assault in connection with the march 31st attack on stow. cops say sanchez was overheard confessing to the attack in jail and norwood confessed during an interview. sanchez' attorney says he is wading through the evidence. >> there's a lot to go through. audiotapes, videotapes, documents, photos. there's a lot of stuff to go through. i want to make sure i go through it thoroughly and give my client the best possible representation. >> prosecutors say sanchez had physical confrontations with at least three other fans, facing battery charges from those incidents. the woman accused of driving the two away from the crime will not be charged. prosecutors don't think that dorene sanchez knew what her
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brother and her boyfriend had done. the paper says she didn't find out about the attack until later and cooperated with police when interviewed. >> meanwhile, the family of missing nursing student michelle le will hold another fund-raiser today. the chevy's at stonestown mall will did nate 25% of the bill. le disappeared, police think she was murdered. the family not giving up. they offer a $100,000 reward for her return. police say they have a person of interest but haven't made an arrest. >> the field of candidates running to be san francisco's next mayor getting more crowded. supervisor tony hall will file candidacy papers, he has 35 years political experience in the city, a life long independent he was elected to district 7 supervisor in 2000. 2004 he was appointed to
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executive director of the treasure island development authority. though hall is running he will not be at tonight's mayoral debate. only nine of the 30 people running for mayor will be at the african-american art and culture complex tonight at 6:00. among them michaela alioto, david chu, ed lee, joanna rees and leland yee. let's check in with christina. >> good morning. too bad we can't tack the name scott mcgrew on the list. we're looking good this morning. we having fog out there. watch out for that. it's dense up in the santa rosa area. only about a mile and a half of visibility at this time. we expect the number to drop. it's a chilly start in places like novato, 46 degrees. something different from yesterday we have more fog out there but i don't think it's going to penetrate that far
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inland. probably to oak lands. as a result you'll be warmer up to about 70 degrees in livermore at noon, 64 in concord, rounding out the day close to 90, not quite 90 but 87 degrees in fairfield. you will notice the difference. might be kicking on the ac by noon. the full forecast coming up. tell you what the weekend looks like. it's friday eve. we enjoy that around here. let's see if we enjoy the drive. >> so far. good morning. so far the drive is moving nicely. you're talking about the fog. we'll get that shots of the san francisco shot from the -- of the bay bridge from the san francisco side. there you go. we'll sort out this picture, top of the screen, you see the tops of the bay bridge towers cut off by the low clouds. kiss tina is warning about fog and potential for drizzle. the upper deck moving into san francisco. that's the headlights. lower deck, i saw flashing lights and that's a typical construction zone. it may have cleared. we have it out toward treasure island may be picking that up.
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880 to 980 in oakland, construction for the connector for the next half hour. maybe 15 minutes. no major slowing off of the carquinez or the benicia bridges. there is an indicator that the fog is rolling through the area. >> thank you, mike. coming up european markets heading toward their close. a live report on how the futures are shaping up. and what will washington do to try to get america back on track? are you ready for football? preseason starts "today in the east bay." you're looking at live pictures of the golden gate bridge. check us out on facebook. search for nbc bay area morning news and click like. a
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welcome back to you. as we take a live look at the booth. 4:43. let me put this to you plainly. america's credit rating and maybe your retirement ride on the ability of dozens of members of congress to reach a reasonable compromise. tracie potts takes a look at the so-called super committee and whether it can get things done. >> reporter: three democrats and six republicans so far. the gop just announced its half of the super committee. mostly hardliners against tax increases. they have just over two months to come up with $1.5 trillion in
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cuts. >> i think it's important before we ever get into this that none of us draw lines in the sand. we're going to have to stand up, stand tall and move forward in a responsible and balanced way. >> reporter: a deal could do much to calm wall street asian markets were down after another wild ride wednesday, the dow closed down over 500 points. >> the debt crisis, the s&p downgrade or it's something about some bank in europe each is another headline like a nail in the coffin. >> reporter: should president obama call congress back to washington? >> i don't think it's what the country is looking for. >> reporter: president obama said there is no use bringing lawmakers back if all they are going to do is disagree. in a new poll nearly three quarters of americans said the country is on the wrong track and half believe the worst is yet to come. >> we've been talking about this all week, the decline on wall
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street had a dramatic impact on the number of companies going public. eight of 11 that were going to go public have canceled. one has slashed its deal size to get it done. let's turn to courtney reagan. good morning. >> good morning to you. yeah, it has been quite a volatile week. you might want to strap yourself in because it could be another volatile day on wall street futures were sharply higher following another huge sell-off on wednesday. but now we have definitely parred back the gains after europe hit session lows. they still have a couple of hours left to trade. yesterday the markets erased all of tuesday's gains and then some. stocks were lower by financials, bank of america fell 11% on recession worries and losses in europe. the markets there were rocked by rumors that france could be next to use its aaa credit rating. gold a safe haven hit a record of $1800 an ounce before pulling back.
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analysts say the huge moves we've seen suggest emotions are playing a pretty big factor. the dow plunged to 10,719. the dow has lost more than 2,000 points over the past 14 sessions, and the nasdaq shed 101, to 2381. fewer homes received foreclosure notices. realty track says the number of notices fell 7% from june and for% from a year ago. but the slowdown isn't due to an improving housing market. experts say it's a result of delays in processing foreclosure documents and banks reluctant to take over properties while there is a glut of unsold homes on the market. scott. >> thank you very much. let's turn to christina loren at 4:46. i say good morning to you. >> and i said good morning to you. good sir.
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we're looking raelt good where you can see still have down to a mile and a half visibility in santa rosa. 10 miles elsewhere, we expect the fog to creep in. especially along the coast as we wake up the next couple of hours that will get worse before it gets better but yesterday we had such a nice afternoon we didn't see all that much fog even the city of san francisco, today a little bit more. the sun will shine through by 11:00 a.m. asship starting to warm us up. we still do, though, have the onshore flow firmly in place. that means the cool marine air will push in. it's chilly in novato, 46 degrees, 53 santa rosa, 55 in san francisco this morning. headed to about 57 by noon. you can see from the contour map, we are expecting more fog to hang around a little longer than it did yesterday. however, it's not going to penetrate as far inland as it did and that means places like fairfield, yeah, a little warmer for you. close to 90. 87 degrees the forecasted high. and the closer you live to the
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central valley the warmer it will be. we're going to warm up through saturday. a trough dips into the area. that's going to cool us down to the 70s. more fall-like weather in august. i personally i'm enjoying it. so is my pg&e bill. more money for shoes. how about you, scott? >> how about cleats. football is back in less than 15 hours the raiders take the field at oakland will play their first exhibition contest against the cardinals. game time 7:00. the raiders play four preseason games, then open the season in denver on "monday night football," that game september 12th. >> the giants are officially in a slump. they lost seven of their last ten games. jonathan sanches not stellar back from the disabled list. he lasted just over four innings before he got the hook. but that was too little too late. the pirates won, 9-2, the giants
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are off today. a's not doing so hot. lost hate 4. the two play at 9:37 this morning in toronto. coming up, how you can help a bay area nonprofit win a car. the contest opened today. plus, the woman partly responsible for an international dance craze comes to the bay area. where you can see her for free. >> we're looking at the southbound direction of north bay where there's going to be fog and slowing. i'll show you what else is going on and what i'm watching for. >> mike updates the facebook each day. take look. nbc bay area morning news. oo
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you're saying to yourself what am i doing up at 4:52? i hope it's for a darn good reason. bay area nonprofit needs your help a. good idea is a san francisco-based nonprofit taking part in a fund-raiser by toyota. search facebook for 100 cars for good, and then you are given a ballot. choose what charity should get a new car. a good idea says it would be a great idea if you were to vote for them. >> let's check on what's ahead. jon kelley in the newsroom. >> good morning, scott. we'll tell you what's coming up.
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a blast from the past in the south bay tonight. ♪ >> marcie griffith will play tonight at 5:30 as part of san jose's music in the park series. get ready for that. i know she knows how to shake her groove thing. >> boogie, jon. i think she was on electric boogie and the slide thing. mike, this is the common wedding dance. >> i'm glad you know about this. >> mike. >> that is -- you guys, that is a wedding song. the chicken dance, right, then the electric slide featured for a couple of seconds on the 9 902910 opening.
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i don't know. no awkwardness here. we're looking at a smooth flow. i'm watching this because like the previous week has been really tough for 580 and 680. we've seen incidents and looks like a heavier flow, that might mean changing jobs. we're watching for that. a smooth drive to the peninsula across the san mateo bridge. getting you over to 880. a live look at the coliseum shot here northbound with the taillights. scott, you told us about the raiders. it starts at 7:00 but the gates open at 4:00. we know raider nation -- >> what would you do between 4:00 and 7:00? >> i don't know unless you had a tailgate. >> i'll meet you there. >> see you. >> ashton kutcher not only taking over charlie sheen's show
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but taking the title of the highest paid sit com star making $700,000 per episode as sheen's replacement. that is about $15.5 million per season, making more than his co-st co-stars. sheen was paid $1.2 million per episode. one of the funny things is working this shift have i never seen that show. i have never seen dancing with stars. i have never seen pretty much anything, there is one called minute to win it but it looks like a gong show. >> you have seen a good night's sleep, though. >> i get a good night's sleep. >> that minute to win it hosted by a chef, yeah, the guy whose camaro got stolen. >> commute relief when work could start on the south bay b.a.r.t. connector. spectacular findings that could offer new hope to people with certain types of cancer. for your news and weather and traffic check us out on
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>> reporter: good morning. i'm christie smith live in san francisco where b.a.r.t. riders are being advised they should be aware of a possible service disruption in san francisco. exactly when and where, though, still unclear. i'll explain coming up in a live report. >> reporter: and it's a david versus goliath battle between safeway and local signature gatherers. i'm marla tellez live in san jose with that story coming up. >> catch and release. a suspect arrested in connection with the bryan stow beating now walking free. why prosecutors are dropping the charges. >> and we have a live look outside. it's thursday, august 11, this
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is "today in the bay." good morning to you. thanks for joining us. it's 4:58. it's early is what it is. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> good morning everybody. i'm jon kelley and on the way in i saw this beautiful moon out there glowing at me. let's find out if the weather is going to be as nice. >> you know what, it's actually the people waking up now might actually have a chance to see that moon because we start to see the low cloud cover creep in the next couple of hours. it's kind of nice out there. also looking for the meteor shower takes place. 7 miles visibility in novato. you're not going to see them in santa rosa. a mile and a half visibility. we have a really nice day ahead. we're so close to the weekend. i have the forecast coming up. right now, thoughsh let's get you out the front door with mike inouye. >> shut the front door on the way out. we're looking here at the south bay traffic with a nice smooth flow. construction is what's sticking around. on


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