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persons of interest in the death of a man on a hiking trail. >> and debris dumped on city streets. why some say it could be dangerous. good wednesday morning. i'm sam brock. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. nice day ahead, kari? >> another beautiful one. we've enjoyed comfortable weather. so nice yesterday afternoon. after starting out with morning clouds, it will be comfortable this afternoon. at noon we're talking about temperatures in the upper 60s to lower 70s. tri-valley up to 77 degrees with a high this afternoon at 84 degrees. we'll take a closer look at all of the microclimates and what to expect this weekend as it heats up. right now mike takes us to oakland to see what's happening. >> last couple days a big slow drive from coliseum down toward san leandro. a nice smooth drive this morning as we look at live camera and taillights toward that area. we'll show you the maps. no slowing. slowing west 580. that crew around lakeshore has
been an issue the last couple days. we see slowing like we did monday and tuesday heading over toward the maze. that's the only slowing we see in the east bay. look at that. nice smooth flow. a build by the tri-valley and south of here peninsula and south bay moving just fine at speed as you would expect. back to you. >> thank you very much, mike. overnight police question a person of interest who they think may have had something to do with the death of a woman right in the heart of san francisco. >> it happened not too far from a popular tourist destination. "today in the bay's" bob redell live with the very latest. >> reporter: laura and sam, police here at san francisco police headquarters do tell us that they did as you mention take a person of interest into custody. they have been interviewing this person at their station in the tenderloin. around 8:00 last night that officers responded to a call of a possible shooting. this was on the 100 block of mason off market. in a residential building. when they arrived they found this woman who had been shot in the upper body.
police performed cpr to try to keep her alive. unfortunately she died at the scene. again, they did take into custody one person of interest. police have not indicated yet what the motive might have been and whether this was targeted or random killing. they did say they might be releasing more information later this morning. reporting live in san francisco, bob redell, "today in the bay." >> thank you very much, bob. police in berkeley reopened a couple roads that were closed overnight for a shooting investigation. happened close to malcolm x elementary school near russell and california streets. they say someone fired several shots about 8:30 last night and someone was taken to the hospital but we've not been told about the victim's condition this morning. for a while people were told to stay inside while police searched for a suspect. that order has since been lifted. new details and a new clue in the desperate search for a killer. this surveillance video shows people who might know something about the well known workshop instructor shot to death on a
popular hiking trail in fairfax. >> stephanie chuang is live in fairfax this morning. police are calling those people persons of interest in this killing. >> reporter: they are. here at the trail you can see the crime scene tape is gone but there's a note posted by the marin county sheriff's office asking for the public's help in searching for these three persons of interest. they were around here 6:00 monday night when the deadly shooting happened. surveillance video in fairfax shows two of them, a man wearing a white hat with what appears to be a california bear on it and a woman with dreadlocks. now, deputies do not release images of the third person of interest but a man wearing a brightly colored t-shirt. the victim, 67-year-old steve carter was a well known instructor. he had recently come to say in marin county with friends along with his wife because she was getting breast cancer treatment here. search and rescue crews scoured the area in the open space looking for more evidence yesterday. a scene that shocked regular
hikers here. >> i grew up in the area. i remember the trail side killer and that kind of period where it was sort of frightening to go out in the woods. that was sort of the same feeling i had. >> reporter: this is a picture of what the victim's car looks like. 2003 silver volkswagen jetta hatchback with california license plate 6ppg662. investigators believe that it was taken by the killer or killers and say if you see the car or the persons of interest, give them a call. stay away because the people in the car may be armed and dangerous. carter was found along this trail about 100 yards down from where we are still holding onto a leash from his dog who was shot and is at last check still in critical condition. live here in fairfax, stephanie chuang, "today in the bay." >> the whole sequence of events heartbreaking there. thank you very much. many questions this morning about what led to the death of a
local construction worker in san jose. he was at a new housing site near bruce way in san jose yesterday afternoon. he apparently was struck in the head by an excavator. deputies say it appears to be an accident. coroner's office has not released the name of the victim and cal osha is investigating the work site. a cloud of dust leading to a cloud of controversy. people who live nearby say it's a health concern. >> "today in the bay" kris sanchez is live this morning. neighbors want to know what's in the pile and how soon will it go away? >> reporter: believe it or not, this is supposed to be a pumpkin patch at some point in the not too distance future. instead of a sea of orange pumpkins there are blue tarps and piles of debris and as you said the people who live here want to know what's in it. samtrans owns this land. there are old sewer and water
pipes from a nearby project under those blue tarps and head of the east san carlos neighborhood association said winds picked up and blew dust into the neighborhood. some of the people live here tell nbc bay area they've been coughing and wheezing and the association president says he has a hand tremor he didn't have before. >> i saw basically what was a brown plume of dust coming into our neighborhood. the air smelled terrible. we've been told the materials have been tested by an outside agency but we haven't gotten results back as to what's in the land yet. >> reporter: so who dumped the debris here? according to samtrans it was a contractor. while the city has not responded to our request directly, the vice mayor did say there's no indication the debris poses a
public health threat. perhaps adding insult to injury for the neighbors here, these piles they can't even be moved until the city knows what's in them. the dump wasn't accept the debris. kris sanchez, "today in the bay." >> quite dangerous there. thank you. it's 5:07. people who live near a proposed bay area green cement plant will have a chance to offer their input on a plan tonight. a company base d in ireland wans to place an environmentally favorable concrete facility. it would be built at the site of a former flour processing plant. tonight's meeting is held at the john f. kennedy library in vallejo. a ship to blame for a dead whale found in fremont but it's not clear if that's what killed the whale. the carcass washed ashore at
coyote hills regional park two weeks ago. the mammal had a spine abnormality making the whale susceptible to running into a ship. the exact cause of death whether starvation or illness is unknown. it's the eighth whale stranded in the bay area just this year. one of the worst fires in state history is fully contained. the valley fire was fully surrounded yesterday. they were mopping up hot spots in the containment zone. the fire burned more than 76,000 acres in lake, sonoma and napa counties. four people were killed and nearly 2,000 structures destroyed. more than 1,200 of those were homes. it will be harder to find parking at a bay area weekend hot spot now. on tuesday the marin county board of supervisors approved severe parking restrictions. hundreds of cars park along the shoulder of the road on the weekends making it treacherous for people trying to pass. starting in 30 days, shoulder
parking is going to be limited to just 80 cars. >> you may need a cool place to hike this weekend. temperatures are going up. >> yeah. and this weekend it will actually have an early morning hike on sunday. you may want to check that out. as we take a look at our weather now, it's right about 60 degrees across most of the bay area. still cool in the north bay. it's 51 degrees. we do have some clouds starting out. we'll gradually clear as we head through the day. we're talking 70s and 80s today. not bad at all. 80 degrees in the east bay. san francisco, 69 degrees. north bay up to 82 degrees. in the east bay, 80 degrees. tri-valley, 84. so we'll take a closer look at the microclimates and what to expect as it heats up this weekend. that's coming up in less than ten minutes. right now let's check in with mike who is giving us a look at the bay bridge. >> it looks great right now. bottom of the screen as we move my name away from there, thank you for that timing. a smooth flow of traffic just at the very bottom there we have a couple cars pausing to pay for
those cash lanes. the build started but not a big deal yet. we'll look at your map. no surprises on most of your approaches west 580 has slowing. that crew looks like they cleared from their overnight road work this week as every day we've seen slowing through that stretch. a slower drive now. a crash eastbound 580 over here in the tri-valley. westbound is your commute direction. the crash in the center divide that may be a distraction. rest of the bay smooth and no problem on the peninsula. >> coming up, governor brown signs a new bill targeting high tech paparazzi. >> and cool things coming out of microsoft. donald trump not the only one taking jabs at other candidates as they stomp in the first primary states. voters from both parties will be
able to hear first-hand from candidates today -- as republican and democrats alike flock to the first primary states. voters from both parties will hear from candidates today. >> edward lawrence joining us live from washington d.c. we've seen a shake-up in recent weeks. several candidates are climbing the polls pretty fast. >> there may be more of a shake-up. breaking news this morning involving the vice president. the very first national ad was posted online urging vice president joe biden to run for president. it was paid for by a superpac called draft biden. the 90-second spot is meant to urge biden and push him to run for president. if he does, it could hurt the
poll numbers for hillary clinton. hillary clinton spoke to workers in iowa and took shots at the republican candidate. she says she sent gop candidates a copy of her book "hard choices" so they know what it means to face tough decisions. >> if they want know how to put together a coalition that imposes international sanctions on a country like iran, they can read about it. that's what i did. >> she pointed out differences between her and bernie sanders who is gaining in the polls. that momentum carrying him into the democratic debate next week. for republicans, national polls show donald trump's lead faltering but senator marco rubio jumped six points within striking distance of the republican front runners. >> we have people in public office at every level but particularly in washington that forgot what it's like to live paycheck to paycheck or never did. >> rubio fared well in the last two presidential debates.
>> as more light is placed on his campaign and on his message, more scrutiny will come with that. >> we'll see how all of the candidates fare in the next cnbc debate later this month. and back to the biden ad. it's an ad that's 90 seconds long and only online at this point. however, the superpac says it will air nationally on television during the democratic debate on october 13th. it's a very personal ad using biden's own words talking about his life and possibly running for president. the ad is meant to urge him to run for president. reporting live in washington, edward lawrence, back to you, sam, laura? >> new rules for drones this morning. the paparazzi no longer allowed to fly drones over private property. governor brown signed that bill yesterday. it bans sending a drone into the airspace above someone's land in order to make a recording. the governor recently vetoed similar bills.
>> other laws were already in place? >> you wouldn't know it from the photographs coming out of hollywood but california has some of the toughest paparazzi laws in the world already. taking a photograph of someone on private property using a zoom lens was illegal. that would have covered drones, too. this new law is like a belt and suspenders but i'm sure celebrities are happy to hear it. the faa proposed the largest fine ever against a drone company that had a commercial license to fly to take pictures in new york and chicago but still managed to break the rules. here's a drone's view from takeoff of the pitching mound at chicago's wrigley field up to the height of chicago's tallest building. faa says it will fine sky pan international nearly $2 million for failing to follow faa rules. we've been telling you about that scandal in the world of fantasy sports and now the new york attorney general says he
will investigate fan dual and draft kings got into trouble after it was revealed their employees apparently used inside information to win money. the kind of information that average fans wouldn't have. it's not cheating or money loss that's really hurting these companies. it's the new interest in regulating them. we know panthers fan landon dowdy has cam newton on her roster. she's live at cnbc world headquarters. good morning. >> undefeated season so far proud to be. let's get a check of markets. stocks could resume recent rally today. asian and european markets are in the green boosted by a rise in oil prices. u.s. markets took a breather yesterday. dow rose for a third straight session but the nasdaq snapped its four-day win streak. the nasdaq down 32 to 4748. back over to you. >> thank you, much. lots of positive reviews coming
out about microsoft's new products that were announced tuesday including a surprise, the surface book. a laptop not just a tablet, that will compete with apple's mac book and mac book air. about the same price north of $1,500. it's the most exciting thing to come out of microsoft in years. good for them. >> good size. >> it was. and very powerful. very, very fast. >> what do you call that? it's not laptop or taplet? >> it's a surface book. i don't know what category that fits into. there you go. expensive. >> they want to call it your next purchase. >> exactly. all right. we are going to not reinvent the wheel here when it comes to weather and traffic. we don't have to. nice day ahead. >> the wheel keeps rolling on as we take a live look at the bay bridge. traffic is just rolling right on across the bridge. as you get the morning started,
mostly clear skies. a layer of thin clouds. it means you can still see the stars and moon but there are clouds up there. and it's now 61 degrees in livermore and san jose. concord, 57 degrees. and san francisco starts out the morning at 61 degrees. so feeling nice. let's go hour by hour in oakland. we'll see the clouds moving in by morning. we'll be 58 degrees when the sun rises. low to mid 60s at 10:00. 11:00, 67. bright sunshine and a nice breezy westerly wind this afternoon. look at microclimates today. 79 degrees in san jose and mountain view. myrtle heights at 68 degrees. 79 degrees also in napa. 74 in oakland. and dublin topping out at 85 degrees. turning to the tropics. this is hurricane oho. it now has wind speeds of 105 miles an hour.
category 2. over the next couple of days it makes a run for the northeast and by the end of the week it is right off the coast of oregon but will not make landfall over the cold waters it will continue to weaken. this may be spreading rain toward oregon. as we look at futurecast, we see what radar and satellite can look like over the next couple of days. we see rain moving into the northwest. they look at quite a bit of wet weather for the weekend. we're hoping some of this could make it into at least northern california but it looks like it stays away at this time and even into the start of next week all dry weather as we get ready for columbus day. it will be heating up by friday. we'll have warm temperatures. temperatures coming back down as we head toward the end of the weekend. >> we'll show you san rafael and a smooth drive here and easy flow of traffic. we'll look to the bay bridge where we have cash lanes starting backup.
flashing lights don't be alarmed. oversized load there. a couple trailers with larger things pulling so that's why they have flashing lights. we'll show you map for two areas. no slowing for north bay or approach to the bay bridge but we'll see metering lights turn on on schedule. no slowing for the east bay or peninsula or south bay for that matter. back to you. it's been seven months since we've seen the bay bridge lights art project glisten the night skies but now they're slowly starting to come back. reinstallation of the lights on the bay bridge starting back up after a long pause thanks to a private fund-raising effort they'll be a permanent part of the western span. they are expected to be fully back on before super bowl 50. governor brown set to sign what's called a landmark energy law. what it means for you next. today - we should find out just
where the peninsula leg of the state's high speed rail project stands. ==take vo== a public meeting is set for tonight at the burlingame rec auditorium in washington park. we do know thpr a public meeting set for tonight in washington park. we do know the project will blend high-speed trains with caltrain from san francisco to san jose. the high-speed rail line is under construction in the central valley.
>> happening today upping the ante and pulling back on use of fossil fuels. governor brown is set to sign a landmark energy bill later today. it would require half of california's electricity to come from renewable sources like solar and wind by the year 2030. supporters say the new law is likely to help kick-start a green power revolution on a scale never before seen in the state of california. the result of a new study may fuel opposition to the idea of fracking in the central valley. a report from the u.s. geological survey heavily downgrades the amount of recoverable fuel from hydraulic fracturing in the shell formation. the san joaquin basin only holds 21 million barrels of oil. that's a fraction of the first fracking estimates four years ago suggesting nearly 14 billion barrels across four separate sections. coming up, san francisco police pursuing a homicide case
let's start with the weather and meteorologist kari hall and another nice day ahead. >> it will be another great day. it's been comfortable during the afternoon hours. winds picking up and a lot of sunshine. we start out with clouds this morning and temperatures right around the low 60s but still in the low 50s in the north bay. here's a look at today's high. 77 degrees in the peninsula. san francisco, 69 degrees. east bay, 80. 84 degrees in the tri-valley. we'll look at some warming temperatures ahead for the weekend. that's coming up. let's check in now with mike giving us a look at what's happening around the bay. >> a crash on the east shore freeway. this is westbound commute direction. the crash is eastbound. clearly not presenting a problem because it's all of the way across the freeway. that's the better news. you see that volume heading down to the bay bridge where we're ready for metering lights and they may have just turned on a couple seconds ago. we have tholl plaza filled in. crash on the shoulder past
university. a wider look at the east bay, north bay, south bay and peninsula all going at a typical pattern at 5:29 is an easy drive. back to you. >> cpr was not enough to save a woman found shot in san francisco. >> investigators say she was shot close to union square and the westfield shopping center. busy spots with a lot of people. >> bob redell is live with more. police picked up a person of interest? >> reporter: police have not indicated what led up to to shooting and whether it was a targeted attack or random killing. around 8:00 last night officers received a 911 call about a possible shooting inside a residential building in the c y city. the officers performed cpr. tried to keep her alive. unfortunately she died at the scene. police have taken a person of
interest -- that's how they classify this person -- a person of interest into custody down to the station in the tenderloin. reporting live in san francisco, bob redell, "today in the bay." >> bob, thank you very much. police in berkeley reopened a couple of roads that were closed overnight for a shooting investigation. this happened close to malcolm x elementary school near russell and california streets. they say somebody fired several shots around 8:30 last night and a person was taken to the hospital right after. now we have not been told about the victim's condition this morning. for a while people were told to stay inside while police searched for a suspect. that order has now been lifted. 5:31. new details this morning on the deadly hospital bombing in afghanistan. doctors without borders is calling for an independent fact finding mission into the u.s. air strike that killed 22 people inside the hospital. the group said it would be the first time such a fact finding mission would be launched under the rules of the geneva convention. this morning the president of
doctors without borders told reporters the bombing was not just an attack on the hospital but on the convention as well. the geneva convention establishes humane rules of war throughout the international community. classes are canceled at a college in southern oregon this morning as authorities investigate a threatening note found in a woman's restroom. investigators haven't said what was written on the note but they are taking it very seriously. students have been asked to stay in their dorms. this potential threat coming less than a week after nine students were killed about 80 miles north of ashland. new details in a high profile homicide in the north bay. do you recognize these people? investigators say they may know something about the death of a well known workshop instructor who was shot while walking his dog on a popular hiking trail. >> you see it there video of a man and woman.
"today in the bay's" stephanie chuang joining us live from fairfax near that trail. what's the latest with the investigation? >> reporter: sam and laura, investigators saying that piece of video very important in this that these people were in this area on monday night where this hiker was shot to death. his dog also shot and critically wounded. you see crime scene tape and this note posted by marin county sheriff's office asking people to call them with any tips. take a look now at this surveillance video from a nearby convenience store in fairfax. a man wearing a white hat with what appears to be a california bear on it and a woman with dreadlocks. deputies did not release images of the third person but he's described as a man wearing a brightly colored t-shirt. now the victim, 67-year-old steve carter was a well known workshop instructor and recently come to stay in marin county with friends along with his wife because she was undergoing breast cancer treatment here.
>> this kind of death is hard for everybody. it rips a hole in the heart of a community. >> reporter: investigators believe the victim's car was taken by the killer or killers. take a look at a picture of what the car looks like. it's a 2003 silver volkswagen jetta hatchback with california license plate 6ppg662. an important warning from marin county investigators. if you see this car with this license plate, give them a call. stay away. the people inside it will probably be armed and dangerous. live here in fairfax, stephanie chuang, "today in the bay." >> good advice there. thank you, steph. we know the identity of a young woman found dead in golden gate park last weekend but the san francisco police department not releasing many details. 23-year-old audrie carey was from quebec, canada, visiting the bay area on a backpacking
trip. police say she was struck in the head. no word on any suspects. the numbers are bleak. the san jose police department needs recruits but the response so far very lackluster. only 10 cadets are joining this latest academy class. 13 cadets enrolled in total but three have dropped out. the last class only graduated 18 recruits. the vacancy rate for the department right now sits at an all-time high. san jose's police department is trying to a ing ting to rebuild. later today, santa clara county will take applications for the blue ribbon commission. 25-member commission will create a top to bottom evaluation of the county's jail after three correctional deputies were charged in the death of an inmate back in august. families of inmates that say they were abused at sonoma county jail are detailing what they say were heinous beatings.
a federal lawsuit on behalf of those inmates was filed against the sheriff's department this week. the suit claims the abuse took place for five hours during one day back in may. inmates say the deputies wore ski masks and black clothing and allegedly went cell to cell kicking and punching them. the mother of one of those inmates recounted what her son said happened. >> the deputy said if he heard one thing from me that they would come back and beat me. >> the sheriff's department is denying the allegations saying the correctional deputies were responding to a coordinated mass disturbance by inmates. the lawsuit is seeking unspecified damages. the search for a missing tech worker is now temporarily suspended. his family and his co-workers fearing the worst. he was last seen near livermore on friday when he disappeared during a work outing for sales force. the boat he was in capsized.
neither he nor his co-workers were wearing life vests at the time. after four unsuccessful days, search crews say they need a break. no word on when that search is set to resume. new video of a close call and a miscalculation by one north bay homeowner that forced his neighbors to have to evacua evacuate. a man started cutting down a tree last night before it came down all of the way he realized it was headed in the wrong direction right toward power lines. the crews managed to redirect the tree and bring it down safely. neighbors only returned to their home late last night. is it toxic? that's what residents want to know after dust from a dump site floated into a nearby neighborhood. >> what's it like out there? any smells? what exactly is behind you?
>> reporter: we can't smell anything. the wind is blowing in the opposite direction into the neighborhood and that's where the complaints are really coming from. these piles could be here for a while because until the city can say what it is, no dump will accept this debris. now, we can tell you that samtrans owns this property and they never agreed to have this debris dumped here. they are old sewer and water pipes from a nearby project under those blue tarps and the head of the association said it went from eyesore to health concern on saturday when winds kicked up and started blowing the dust into the neighborhood. since then some of the people who live here tell us they've been coughing and wheezing and the association president says he now has a hand tremor he did not have before. >> i saw basically what i felt was a brown plume of dust coming into our neighborhood. the sun was blotted out. the air smelled terrible. we've been told the material has been tested by an outside agency but we haven't gotten results
back of what's in the land yet. >> reporter: so how did this debris get here? according to samtrans contractors dumped it here. the city has not responded to us directly but the vice mayor said there's no indication this debris poses a public health threat. the tests are still outstanding. by the way, samtrans had leased this land for another purpose. a pumpkin patch. >> i know a lot of parents won't want to send their kids there. thank you very much. it's 5:39 right now. a new case of bed bugs at another library on the peninsula. this time the bugs were found on a chair at the menlo park library on alma street. the facility is closed today to try to allow pest control to inspect, treat and clean it up. officials hope to reopen it tomorrow morning at 10:00. in the last nine days alone, three libraries in palo alto
were shut down because of a bed bug infestation. students are lacing up for walk to school day. hundreds skipped the bus and car rides this morning for the national event. walk to school day is meant to help students learn how to get to school safely and transportation officials say school traffic problems could be cut significantly as more students walk to school every day. keep your eye out for the little ones. >> trying to help out governor brown. he just signed a new bill into law that emissions have to be cut by 2030. renewable energy. we'll be walking. 5:40 right now. a nice morning for a walk. >> they picked a really great day for a walk to school day. we do have some clouds in the forecast this morning. it will be another nice one after those clouds roll out of here by noon today we're at 69 degrees in the peninsula and east bay also at 69 degrees with highs in the 70s and 80s. the south bay up to 83 degrees.
north bay 82. and the tri-valley will see a high of 84 degrees this afternoon. we'll take a look at the weekend forecast and what to expect. that's coming up in a few minutes. let's check in now with mike taking us to the south bay. >> we do see that first burst of traffic kicking in for 101. slow drive right now. we have a slow drive from 680 north of there. our speed sensors on maps show the flow down toward the yellow area. again that should start to move better over the next few. first traffic to kick in clearing just before 6:00. 17 northbound through the area around camden slowing showed up. i'll track that chp report and see if there's anything going on over there. so far we have a crash away from the bridge east shore freeway not a problem. new crash off the freeway near 101 in the city. bay bridge will end with this live shot showing you the backup because metering lights are on. back to you. >> it's 5:41. coming up, new opportunities for women in the workplace. >> a hot new silicon valley ipo and hamburgers made out of
american women worked in factories and shipyards during world war ii. >> this is a big day. important. inequities have burdened women forever and slowly being resolved. >> no question it's an issue on the national front as well. starting on january the 1st, employers must prove that a man's higher pay is based on factors other than gender and it protects workers from retaliation if they ask how much other people make and it makes it easier for workers to sue. many believe that california's work is just getting started in ending gender inequality in the workforce. state senators are going to travel from sacramento to hear about the barriers that women typically face and the policy changes that might improve the situation.
supporters point out that 40% of working mothers are now the sole source of family income across california. at last a definitive turnaround on a troubling statistics causing concern in marin county for years. the latest numbers find marin county recorded 130 breast cancer cases for every 100,000 women in 2012. that's 31% lower than 2001 when it was 188 cases. at that time those were the highest rates anywhere in california. researchers cite a change in behavior as a possible explanation. >> in 2003, the women's health initiative published results saying hormone therapy was dangerous. we saw breast cancer rates drop very rapidly not only in marin county but in other parts of the country. >> the cancer prevention institute has been tracking breast cancer rates since 1988
and as you may already be aware, october is breast cancer awareness month. ovary transplant after a cancer diagnosis could preserve the fertility of female patients. researchers followed 41 women who had ovarian tissue removed, stored and transplanted back in. no tumors developed in the transplanted tissues. no more breaks for the banks. wall street's major players may lose protections that shield them from major class action lawsuits. if you read the small print on financial agreements, you are signing away your right to sue. arbitration is still allowed but critics accuse financial companies of sidestepping the courts. later today the protection bureau will propose new rules preventing customers from
signing away those rights. supporters expect stiff opposition to that plan. >> rough seas on the stock market but this morning a bay area company will jump in with an ipo. >> markets have not been kind so far to new companies. >> no. pure storage out of mountain view will most likely start trading today on the new york stock exchange. the company makes data storage devices. the stock price last night at $17 a share. only 19 tech companies have gone publicly at all this year. fitbit trading well over 36. shopify doubling. here's the rest of them, sunrun trades at 11. etsy is a disaster. bill gates joined a funding
round to impossible foods. they show this picture on their website of what appears to be a delicious cheeseburger apparently made from plants. this is not the first time gates invested in such a thing. he's also been an investor in hampton creek. it's making mayonnaise and cookie dough out of vegetables. we'll see what they can do with this. it's not so much a vegan or vegetarian thing as it is a sustainable thing. it's easier to grow plants than to grow cows. >> with the drought recently, it's tough in the state of california. >> tough everywhere. >> good observation there. thank you very much, scott. when is the last time you went to chuck e cheese? soon it will be for moms as well. the chain is hoping to win over millennial moms by testing cappuccinos and expanding its beer and wine options. they added gluten free pizza, thinner crust. the average child wants to visit
chuck e cheese once a month but parents are only interested in taking them there three times a year. >> parents are only really interested in bringing them once a year. >> tell us you're not interested in the other games that you can get. >> the games interest me. ski ball. >> that's the one. >> mike is going to go with uncle sam next week. >> that's where happy hour will be. that or dave and busters. let's enjoy the rest of the week. >> it will be great out there today. more of that sunshine. and the comfortable weather. let's take a look outside. we're starting out with some clouds in san francisco and we are also going to see those clouds clearing out by late morning heading into the afternoon. now the temperature at 61 degrees in livermore, oakland, san francisco and san jose and concord is at 57 degrees as well as 57 in santa cruz.
let's go hour by hour in livermore. we will see the clouds at least to start at 6:00. we're at 58 degrees. we go from the 50s quickly into the 60s and then into the 70s. you see how those temperatures are jumping by every couple of hours by about ten degrees and by 2:00 we're going to stay in the 80s and we'll stay there for a few hours before we see the clear skies and then clouds rolling back in later on this evening. a look at all of the microclimates. still nice and comfortable. average for the beginning of october. gilroy, 84 degrees. redwood city, 78 degrees. and also a lot of sunshine in napa. 79 degrees. hayward, 76. livermore today will be topping out at 83 degrees. it's fleet week and we've got a lot going on there from today 69 degrees in san francisco. air practice starts tomorrow from 2:00 to 4:00. it will be in the lower 70s and by friday the parade of ships low 70s and also we keep those 70s heading into the weekend.
if you're going out there, you'll enjoy some pretty awesome weather. let's check in now with mike to see if the commute looks awesome. >> nice view of the lights. we're looking at a nice backup at the bay bridge. we don't have as severe backup on the left approach. we'll find some silver lining over at the maps and we'll show you a smooth drive continues except for right here where it slows a bit west 80 through hercules. that's the upper east shore freeway. the build started for your morning commute. no problems for the tri-valley. slowing for castro valley and for hayward south off nimitz. a new crash just reported west 92 before you get to the toll plaza and it may be in lanes right now. injuries are reported or at least they called for an ambulance. i'm checking that one carefully. the south bay just a gentle build for 101 and 87 and we'll end it here on the maps. now back to you. >> thank you very much. 5:52. coming up, sure your car has the latest gizmos and gadgets but do you know how to use them?
washington d.c. >> reporter: hillary clinton spoke to workers in iowa and took shots at the republican candidates. she says she sent gop candidates a copy of her book "hard choices" so they'll know what it means to face tough decisions. >> if they want to know how to put together a coalition that imposes international sanctions on a country like iran, they can read about it because that's what i did. >> reporter: she pointed out differences in her and bernie sanders who is gaining in the polls. that momentum carrying him into the democratic debate next week. for republicans, national polls show donald trump's lead faltering but senator marco rubio moved into third place jumping six points within striking distance of the republican front runners. >> we have people in public office at every level but particularly in washington that forgot what it's like to live paycheck to paycheck or never did. >> reporter: rubio fared well in the last two presidential debates. >> as more light is placed on his campaign and on his message, more scrutiny will come with
that. >> reporter: we'll see how all of the candidates fare in the next cnbc debate later this month. edward lawrence, nbc news, washington. a congressional committee is taking up the issue of drone safety this morning as the federal aviation administration is considering a drastic increase in the use of those devices. both groups are trying to figure out how much risk unmanned aircraft pose to planes and helicopters. the faa has faced tremendous pressure to approve a massive expansion of nonmilitary drones by companies like amazon. law enforcement groups are seeking approval to utilize that technology. auto safety also on the agenda in washington, d.c. today. the u.s. department of transportation is set to unveil a program called my car does what? it addresses the slew of new auto safety technology that's leaving many drivers bewildered. we're talking about features that automatically turn a drifting car back into its lane or hit the brakes as sensor
detect an impending crash. drivers can go to the website my car does what.org and watch videos demonstrating how to use the technology. >> different kinds of cars that are going to be on the roadways here in the coming years. happening today a moment that environmentalists call a milestone for the state of california as governor brown signing a landmark energy bill. that bill requires at least half of california's electricity to come from renewable sources like solar and wind by the year 2030. hybrid cars becoming more prominent. supporters say the new law is likely to help kick-start a green power transformation on a scale never seen before in the state of california. >> he's been busy signing a lot of bills. a new report heavily downgrades the amount of recoverable fuel from hiydrauli fracking. the most fuel rich section only
holds about 21 million barrels of oil. that's a fraction of the first fracking estimates four years ago suggesting nearly 14 billion barrels across four separate sections. >> 14 billion was the original estimate. a big miscalculation. coming up at 6:00, do you recognize these people? deputies say they know? about the shooting death of a man along a popular bay area trail. a man's attempt to cut down a tree takes a wrong turn forcing neighbors to evacuate. >> what's under this tarp? the mysterious debris popping up all over one city causing serious concern for people living in that peninsula area. "today in the bay" starts right now. good wednesday morning. thank you for joining us. i'm sam brock. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. we're tracking weather and roads this morning. mike inouye has a look at that morning commute. let's start out with meteorologist kari hall tracking
that micromicroclimate forecast. >> nice comfortable afternoon temperatures and right now we're at 61 degrees across most of the bay although we start out with clouds something we haven't seen much of recently and a high of 80 degrees can be expected today in the east bay. san francisco, 69 degrees. 82 in the north bay. 83 in the south bay. the tri-valley makes it up to 84 degrees. i'll show you how warm those temperatures get as we head into the weekend. let's check in now with mike who is looking at a few problems on the san mateo bridge. >> we're looking at the volume starting to increase a little bit. not so bad on the span. my big concern as we have the increase and we look at your map, a crash approaching the toll plaza. that's over here westbound off interstate 880. now, update the bridge crew arrived on scene but no word if there are lanes blocked. prepare for slowing. toll plaza approach and build also for 880 off 230 and southbound 680 for pl