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-a judge is expe your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. caption colorado, l.l.c. email@example.com good morning. it is monday, august 2. a judge is expected to issue a ruling today in a contract dispute between a.c. transit and its bus drivers. we'll tell you the impact that might have on the two-week-old sickout. a lot of riders are waiting for
this decision. bp is ready to try what they call the final first, the latest technique to plug that leaking oil pipeline. it hasn't leaked in a while but make sure it's permanently plugged. we'll tell you what's going to happen. >> everybody on the sofa knew this today except me. actress lindsay lohan released from jail early this morning. >> you didn't know? >> no. >> i was up. >> everybody seems to know about it and she had her hair fixed. hair and makeup waiting. >> hair extensions. she got it all. >> we'll tell you where she is headed next. >> she is not going home, that's for sure. >> in jail she ate baloney sandwiches. if you are hungry, it is mighty fine. we are seeing a few brake lights out of the altamont pass. westbound 580 a little sluggish to about vasco road. you can see speeds there hovering around 55 miles per hour and check out the waits at the bay bridge. this is unusually backed up for this time of the morning.
not sure what's going on. it's just in the cash lanes. fastrak users betting by okay. no metering lights yet. likely in the next few minks. low visibilities from sausalito through the waldo grade towards the deck of the golden gate bridge. there is a new accident reported northbound 101 at hospital curve heading into san francisco so we'll let you know if there are delays or lanes blocked in the next traffic report. tracy has the forecast. >> reporter: we have fog at the coast especially around the bay. even in some of our valleys inland for this morning. temperatures ranging from the lower to the mid to the upper 50s. if you enjoyed the weekend, you're really going to like today. a minimal change. not a lot going on. a few clouds expected at the
coast and slightly cooler wednesday, thursday, friday and saturday. below average but a nice day. >> thank you. back to you. 6:03. a possible decision today in the labor dispute involving a.c. transit and its bus drivers. anne makovec is in oakland where the drivers are fighting the contract. >> reporter: those drivers want an injunction on the contract and that's what the alameda county superior court judge is deciding on. hopefully she will have her decision today because in the meantime a lot of riders of a.c. transit are stuck in the middle. this has been going on for a couple of weeks now. a.c. transit says 15 to 20% of its drivers have been no shows since tim pleasantonment that interim contract two weeks ago and because of all those sick calls, transit official have been forced to cut some of its routes. the union denies its workers are coordinating a sickout.
it says drivers are struggling to adapt to their new schedules laid out in the interim contract. but in the meantime, 200,000 riders are waiting and wondering if their buses will even show up. >> riders are experiencing missed buses of day because these drivers, 15 to 20% of them, aren't coming to work. that's breaking what they pledge to the judge. it's also breaking their promises public servants to serve the taxpayers and the riders of trans. >> we said we're going to work. are we working? >> yeah. >> reporter: tell that to the riders. a.c. transit imposed the new contract last month after flee months of labor negotiations ended in a stalemate. the union and a.c. transit went to the alameda county. judge on friday for a decision on the interim contract. there is no telling which oakland routes would be
affected if there is another large number of drivers calling in sick today. >> thank you. bail is set at $350,000 for the brother of a san francisco giants player accused of five hit-and-run incidents in danville. a bicyclist wases the first one hit by a red pickup truck yesterday morning on danville boulevard. then it hit a pedestrian, pickup, light pole and lexus containing two people. witnesses say they then stopped the driver from getting away. >> he was very much under the influence of something, could hardly talk. his airbag had deployed. the impact on the front of the car was severe. >> the suspect 23-year-old kanan schierholtz from san ramon. he is the younger brother of giants outfielder nate schierholtz. he faces charges that include hit-and-run, drunk driving and
driving without a license. there is a new proposal in san jose in hopes of getting some laidoff firefighters back to work. 49 of them lost their jobs friday after the union and the city couldn't agree on a concessions package. the union's last ditch proposal includes a two tiered retirement system for newly hired firefighters. but the pay conception remains at 5.25%, far less than the 10% the city needs to help balance its budget. this comes as the city's new fire chief takes over today. that's willie mcdonald. he previously served as fire chief in scottsdale, arizona. union officials say mcdonald has some staffing ideas that could reduce overtime costs. it remains to be seen whether that would save enough money though bring back some of those lost firefighters' jobs or re- open the fire station on communication hill. a wildfire north of los angeles should be fully
contained this evening. that fire burned nearly 22 square miles of brush in the antelope valley since thursday. four homes, five outbuildings have been destroyed. yesterday crews made progress containing 87% of the fire with help from cooler temperatures and also higher humidity. investigators believe the fire was sparked by someone working on a car wheel. in kern county, two men are charged with misdemeanors for accidentally starting a wildfire near tehachapi. investigators say the fire began tuesday after the men cut a steel pipe that sent sparks flying into nearby brush. that fire has burned more than 2 1/2 square miles, destroyed 23 homes and 41 outbuildings. full containment of that fire is expected tomorrow. a major step forward today in the gulf oil spill. coming up, what's going to be done to try to stop the flow for good. plus, president obama delivering a speech this morning on the future of iraq as u.s. soldiers finish up
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7th street involving a van. it sounds like it overturned. traffic is already coming to a halt around vermont street. so if you are heading into the city coming up from the peninsula, 280 is the best bet for a while. we'll have a full look at this plus a lot more for your morning commute coming up in a few minutes. >> see you thin. it is 6:11. today engineers at the gulf oil spill are expected to take the final steps towards permanently closing the blown- out well. they are going to launch what's called a static kill. the process involves shoving mud and cement into the well to stop the flow of oil. and now some fishermen are worried that the government re- opened the area to fishing too soon. they are concerned their catch could be oily or contain toxic chemicals that were used to disperse the oil in the water. in just a few hours, president obama will set a course for the nation's changing mission in iraq. in a speech in atlanta, the president will talk about the deadline for removing all u.s.
combat troops from iraq by the end of the month. president obama will say, quote, our commitment is changing with the military effort led by our troops to a civilian effort led by our diplomats. u.s. strategy calls for 50,000 troops to stay to train iraqis, conduct counter-terrorism operation and protect u.s. civilians. his speech can be seen on cbs5.com at 8:30 this morning. and you will also see harry smith's interview with the president on "the early show." first lady michelle obama urging congress to pass legislation mandating stronger nutritional standards for school meals. the bill would require more fruits, vegetables and whole grains as well as less fat and salt. mrs. obama says it would help eliminate junk food in vending machines. in an op. ed. piece in the "washington post," she writes our prospect depends on the health and vitality of
the next generation. committees in the house and senate have approved two similar bills. it's 6:12. there was a clean-up over the weekend at a coastline in the bay area. coming up next, volunteers hit the shores of a berkeley beach. we'll tell you what they found along the sand. hitting the shores, got a whole lot of fog out there and clouds along the shoreline this morning. also, filtering well into the bay. looking outside towards the bay bridge, some of it covered up just towards the top. but you can also see a little clearing down at the bottom of the screen. we'll take a look at today's conditions and your high temperatures coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,
good morning. it is not looking good at all heading into san francisco up from northbound 101 or trying to access the lower deck of the bay bridge. eastbound 80 is completely closed right now. all lanes blocked between 101 and 7th street. sounds like a bad accident involving a van and a big rig. chp shut down the section of freeway so traffic is being detoured on to the central freeway heading towards van ness. or on the 9th street off-ramp instead. so you can get into san francisco, but probably your best bet is going to be to use
280 in the meantime until they completely clear the scene. they just sent out a note, sounds like around 6:40 they hope to get at least one more lane open but in the meantime, john and mike with the kcbs phone force tell us that traffic is pretty much at a standstill beginning around cesar chavez. so we'll continue to watch that. fastrak and carpools still look good no metering lights. the big story marin and the golden gate bridge, you can see it. it's the fog. so low visibility from sausalito towards the waldo grade and the deck of the golden gate bridge not impacting your drive time, though, 22 minutes from novato into san francisco. remember our radio partners, kcbs 740-am and 106.9-fm. they will tell you when they will open the stretch eastbound into san francisco. that is your traffic. for your forecast, here's tracy. >> hey, thanks, elizabeth.
>> our forecast for this morning includes something we have grown accustomed to this time of the year especially for this time of the morning. plenty of clouds out there covering up the top of the transamerica building there. clouds this morning, more sunshine this afternoon. out the door, you can expect partly cloudy conditions with areas of fog inland. low clouds and fog around the bay and low clouds and fog with some drizzle expected for the coastline. this afternoon, sunshine, temperatures up to 90 degrees. sunshine with a few clouds around the bay with temperatures ranging from the lower 60s to the mid-70s. and lingering fog with low clouds in the forecast for the coastline. here's a look at today's cool temperatures. and the name of this graphic is called... it's august?? yeah. it's august. and our temperatures are still below average. livermore 90 degrees is what it typically feels like. today 87. san jose, 6 degrees below average. santa rosa typically in the
lower 80s. today the upper 70s. and san francisco 5 degrees off the mark. here's a look at some other bay area cities with 78 degrees in milpitas, 77 in sunnyvale, 75 los altos, 62 half moon bay. we cross over the bay and 74 in union city. east bay well across the east bay hills temperatures near 90. 86 in pittsburg. 60s in berkeley and oakland and alameda. 63 sausalito and san francisco. 76 in san rafael. mid-70s in sonoma and napa. seven-day forecast, today similar conditions as the weekend. tomorrow, little change. cooler conditions are headed back into the forecast by midweek. and they are sticking around thursday, friday, saturday. that's a look at your weather. back up to you.
>> thank you. 6:19. let's take a look at some of today's top stories. an east bay judge is expected to rule today in the contract dispute at a.c. transit. the judge will decide whether management can impose a contract on those bus drivers. more drivers than usual have called in sick ever since the transit agency imposed a contract on them last month and as a result, riders have been experiencing late buses or no bus service at all. four people are recovering from a series of hit-and-run collisions in danville yesterday morning. the suspect arrested for hit- and-run and dui is the 23-year- old brother of nate schierholtz of the san francisco giants. and firefighters hope to have a wildfire north of los angeles fully contained by this evening. that fire has burned nearly 22 square miles of brush in the antelope valley since thursday. four homes and five outbuildings have been destroyed. strawberry beach in berkeley is clean this morning. save the bay and barefoot wine
organized the clean-up yesterday to make the beach barefoot-friendly. more than 100 volunteers gathered on the sand to scour a mile of coastline. the group found everything they say from tires to small pieces of debris that are harmful to wildlife. save the bay releases an annual list of trash hot spots and hold volunteer clean just every weekend. >> what a great idea. >> good weekend to get out and about too. 6:21. she is out early. >> actress lindsay lohan out of jail early this morning. where she is headed. is headed for rehab. the 24 year old actress was ,,,,
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here's a shot from mount vaca. we have plenty of sunshine on the way today. we'll have high temperatures coming up. >> thank you. lindsay lohan is out of jail and headed for rehab. >> the 24-year-old actress released from a jail in lynwood outside los angeles early this morning. she served 14 days of a 90-day sentence for violating probation in a 2007 drug case. she got out early because of jail overcrowding. they thought maybe she would spend at least two or three weeks but not so. now she is going to an
inpatient rehappen program. she had been in a sequestered unit of a woman's program. >> they say the amount of time she served is what others are doing. baloney sandwiches and all. the home of the first drive through restaurant has temporarily banned all drive through restaurants. baldwin park is the place of the first one in fact country original in and out burger which made its debut in southern california. get this 1948. >> today baldwin park has at least 17 drive-throughs and it's only 6 1/2 square miles of town so they figured, you know, there is enough obesity in the country and in the city. >> and we have enough drive- throughs. >> so they decided they are going to ban all new ones. apparently the ones that are there will stay and then they will decide whether to make that ban permanent in nine
months. there is a new nielsen survey that shows that social networking use has increased by 43% gaming increased by 10%. >> but at the same time, using email portals and instant messaging declined. ou question of the day, do you use social networking more than email? send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org, we're also on facebook and twitter. how dozens of san jose firefighters are now trying to get their jobs back, coming up. >> and the new chief that's taking over today. and i have been talking to
riders out here in oakland of a.c. transit. very frustrated wondering if they are going to have a ride to work. well, there is some potential hope coming today. we'll tell you about the key court ruling that's expected coming up. and big problems heading into san francisco this morning. coming up, 101, they just got one lane open at eastbound 80 near the 101 split but traffic is still really backed up. we'll tell you where coming up. by jell-o. a rich and airy treat. ♪ because after you've washed the bills... and paid all the dishes... it's finally me o'clock. enjoy it with mousse temptations. three decadent flavors. 60 calories.
your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. caption colorado, l.l.c. good morning. it is monday, august 2. >> good morning. we want to get you out the door at 6:30. don't want you to be late for work on a monday morning. put you in a really bad mood. elizabeth, let's get them started. >> northbound 101 you can access the skyway now but there was a really serious injury accident northbound 101 right there where it splits off with eastbound 80. we'll flip on around and you can see where traffic is slow. they were able to get one lane open of eastbound 80 at 101 and 7th street. better news getting into san francisco trying to access the lower deck of the bridge. for a while they were detouring traffic off to the central freeway accessing van ness and ninth street but one lane open so traffic is still backed up in the area. we have been getting a lot of calls from the kcbs phone force, john and michael telling us that traffic is backing up
beyond cesar chavez. chp hoped to get more lanes open by closer to 6:40 so next 10 minutes or so, so we'll watch out for that. slow going. 280 is the best alternate in the meantime. the bay bridge we have seen a good sized backup early this morning at the toll plaza going in the other direction in the commute direction heading towards san francisco. still no metering lights, but those cash lanes we got some longer waits backing up towards about the west grand overcrossing. fastrak by the way though still looks pretty good. remember our radio partners, kcbs 740-am and 106.9-fm. that is your traffic. for your forecast, here's tracy. >> hey, thanks, elizabeth. we have constant weather updates on kcbs radio so when you leave the house you can still be advised of what's going on weather-wise. looking outside, here we go, ocean beach, this kind of sums up what's going on weather-wise for now along the coast. cloudy conditions and even some drizzle for the coastline for the morning. for the afternoon, some sunshine, but don't expect a whole lot. here's a look at our fog -- we call it our fog product. it's a graphic based on what we think will be happening with the fog during the day.
you can see around 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., east bay clearing out, south bay clearing out, north bay thinning out as well as the bay. that's going to lead to us a whole lot more sunshine in today's forecast. and take a look at these temperatures. lower 60s in san francisco, 74 in palo alto, 77 in santa clara, 73 in hayward, 67 degrees in oakland, near 90 in pleasanton and antioch, that's nice. 86 in fairfield and the mid- to upper 70s in sonoma and santa rosa. cooler wednesday through saturday through the workweek. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. there are hopes of relief for people who ride the bus in the east bay. a judge is expected to rule today on a contract the a.c. transit drivers don't want. anne makovec is in oakland that's where riders are just
praying things get back to normal. good morning, ann. >> good morning. yeah. so many unknowns for riders who depend on a.c. transit to get to work in the morning. now, so far here in oakland, we have seen several buses pulling in and out of stops but if recent history shows us anything, it is probably going to shape up to be another questionable commute. there was a new interim contract forced on the driver union after three months of failed labor negotiations between the two sides. drivers say in changes their schedules to a level where it's impractical for them to comply so 15% of 20% of drivers have been calling in sick. the union denies it's a sickout but it's been canceling and delaying many of the routes riders depend on. >> showed up to work probably an hour and a half late on saturday. messes everything up. >> now, an arbitrator will eventually help the two sides
coming one a final deal but in the meantime the interim contract stands depending on the what the alameda judge decides. so drivers are looking for an injunction on that contract that's been upsetting them so much. we'll see what the judge decides. if he doesn't issue an injunction, there is no telling what the union could do next. >> thank you, anne makovec in oakland this morning. 6:34. witnesses helped hold the brother of a san francisco giants player until police in danville could arrest him. 23-year-old kanan schierholtz from san ramon is being held on $350,000 bail to face charges including hit-and-run, drunk driving and driving without a license. he hit a bicyclist, pedestrian, another pickup, light pole and lexus in danville with his pickup truck. >> he was very much under the influence of something.
he could hardly talk and his airbag had deployed. so he obviously had -- the impact on the front of the car was severe. >> the four people who were injured are recovering. the suspect, the younger brother of giants outfielder nate schierholtz. dozens of san jose firefighters laid off over the weekend hope to get their jobs back. 49 lost their jobs on friday after the union and the city could not agree on a concessions package. the san jose firefighters union over the weekend announced a proposal. it includes a two tiered retirement system for newly hired firefighters but the pay concession remains at 5.25%, and that's far less than the 10% the city says it needs from its workers to help balance the budget. this comes as the city's new fire chief is taking over. he does so today, willie mcdonald. previously he served as fire chief in scottsdale, arizona. union officials say that he has some staffing ideas that could
reduce overtime costs. it remains to be seen whether that would be enough money to bring back some jobs or to re- open the fire station on communications hill. a nearby business owner has just posted this sign that reads, your neighborhood is in danger. it urges people to call the city station to get the station reopened. a wildfire should be contained this evening if all goes as planned. it has burned in the antelope valley since thursday. four homes and five outbuildings have been destroyed. yesterday, crews made a lot of progress. they contained 87% of that fire with help from cooler temperatures and higher humidity. investigators believe the fire was sparked by somebody working on a car wheel. in kern county, two men have been charged with misdemeanors for accidentally starting a wildfire near tehachapi. the fire began tuesday after
the men cut a steel pipe sending sparks flying into nearby brush. that fire has burned more than 2 1/2 square miles destroying 23 homes and 41 outbuildings. full containment is expected tomorrow. 6:37. it's not just the san francisco giants trying to keep the as from going to san jose. >> at&t is apparently throwing another hurdle in the way. kcbs radio's matt bigler is at the proposed stadium site to explain the phone company's stake. matt, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. as you're aware, there's a lot that has to happen before the arizona can move here to san jose but perhaps the biggest physical obstacle is that thing. it's an at&t operations center. it employs about 100 people in san jose and it is smack-dab in the middle of the 14 acres that the city wants to use for a ballpark. you can see on the map what we're talking about. it's on the southern end of the 14-acre parcel that the city is trying to patch together. at&t tells the "chronicle" they
are not moving. the land is basically not for sale. and there is some speculation that the reason at&t is being so uncooperative on this is because the city council recently blocked the company, at&t, from developing housing on a different parcel of land owned by the company. so this is a bit of payback, if you will. a councilman says it's troubling that a company that depends so heavily on the public good would attempt to rake taxpayers over the coals. there are several other sites that have to be purchased by the city and most notably the giants are opposed to a san jose move by the as. they claim they have territorial rights here in santa clara county. live in san jose, i'm matt bigler for cbs 5. >> thank you, matt. it is 6:38. the stock market headed up again this morning. we'll have the latest financial news when we return. and a new movie coming out
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into san francisco. it's a pretty serious injury accident involving a van and big rig on northbound 101 right where it splits off to eastbound 80 the skyway. a few minutes ago they were able to get one right lane open. but as you can see, traffic is still jammed in that area. they still have the two left lanes closed. sounds like it's still backing up towards about cesar chavez. they were detouring cars towards the central freeway but now all the exits are getting backed up. so if you are commuting into san francisco and trying to get downtown, 280 is definitely going to be your best alternate. hey, think we have a camera to show you of the general area. so again, this is eastbound 80 traffic there at the 101 split. you can see' few cars getting by. they have one lane open right here. this is heading towards van ness. but 280 is the best alternate. just avoid the area. let's go towards the bay bridge toll plaza now, because still no metering lights. that's a good sized backup in just the cash lanes.
fastrak gets by great. no delays there. using either end of the cash lanes it's backing up towards the west grand overcrossing. and fog is the name of the game in marin county. still really low visibility from sausalito all the way through the waldo grade. that is your traffic. for your forecast, here's tracy. >> hey, thanks, elizabeth. >> definitely foggy out there this morning. here's a look toward coit tower here in the bay and you can see just a little of it. here we go. san jose, you can see just a little of that, same difference, still got some low clouds out there. here's a look at our daily planner for today. clouds at the coast, clouds at the bay, and also clouds well inland this morning, even a little drizzle the closer you get to the coast as well as the bay area. later on today for this afternoon, sunshine expected inland, temperatures near 90 degrees. plenty of sunshine a few clouds for the bay, and lingering fog and low clouds along the coastline. it's august?? yeah. it is august. and temperatures remain below average.
normally around 90 degrees in livermore, mid-80s in san jose, lower 80s in santa rosa and the upper 60s in san francisco. today's temperatures three to six to four to five degrees below average and these four cities, that's the trend across the bay area, temperatures still slightly below normal highs for this time of the year. 78 degrees in milpitas, 74 union city, 79 cupertino, 71 san mateo, 60 degrees in daly city. east bay locations lower 60s in richmond, mid-80s in walnut creek san ramon and dublin. 87 in pleasanton and livermore. and the upper 80s in antioch and brentwood. north bay locations, mid- to upper 70s in napa, sonoma, upper 70s in petaluma. mid-70s in san rafael and san anselmo and the lower 60s in sausalito and in san francisco. our seven-day forecast, boy, another nice day expected once we clear the clouds out. the only location where the clouds will be sticking around will be the immediate coast. little change as we move from today into tomorrow.
and then we do have changes moving in by wednesday and you can see temperatures will move down a bit and we'll be cooler than today wednesday, thursday, friday and saturday. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> thank you. 6:45. your smart phone could actually turn stupid in parts of the world. >> blackberry service is threatened in some parts of the mideast. here's jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. >> reporter: this is a huge deal for research in motion which makes the blackberry after the uae said that it's not only going to ban its own residents but also foreign visitors from using many of the services on blackberries including email, messaging, web browsing. they say it's because of national security issues. and the reasoning why is that the blackberry uses a specific email system that's highly encrypted through research in motion's data centers and it's very hard for governments to crack that and they can't
monitor that activity. smart phones like the iphone or android based phones aren't affected because they use many different email services and it's easier to monitor because they use the open internet. it's a big deal going forward for research in motion because dubai is a huge hub for business and international travel. stock market very strong off the start. coming off the best month in about a year. dow gained over 7% for the month. and right now the gains coming because of two of europe's biggest banks reporting very strong earnings. and in just a few minutes, we are going to get a key reading on the economy from the institute for supply management. we are expecting the reading to decrease a little bit from june into july. this is for manufacturing. but still any reading above 50 indicates growth. manufacturing has been a strong performer over the last few months. dow up over 100. it's not going to be something you want to hear at breakfast
but bacon prices are going up. pork bellies have risen 53% to a 1.35 a pound. to this point grossers have held on to most of the costs fearing to pass them on to consumers but pork's pods have been spending even further in their herd so we are looking after the further prices going forward. and that's going to make your bacon more expensive. rough news, i know. >> i know. >> nobody wants to hear that. >> all right, thank you jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. for the third straight weekend "inception" is number one at the box office. it stars cap leonardo leonardo dicaprio. it brought in more than $27 million this weekend. that makes more than $193 million total in three weeks. >> wow. "inception" edged out the
comedy "dinner for schmucks" with steve karel and that opened at number 2 with 23 million. salt, despicable me and cats and dogs rounded out the top 5. >> also at the theaters this weekend a preview came out for a new movie about a morning newscast. >> what's going on? >> phonedded by a word in the next story. >> it's about easter chicks. >> i'm not saying the word fluffy. >> suppose i don't have standards? >> sure you do when you got your pap smear on air you wore a silk robe. >> okay. >> the film is called "morning glory. " it's about a morning news producer played by rachel mcadams, who has to deal with an anchor team played by diane keaton and harrison ford. it's a duo that does not like each other. the film comes out in november and we can't wait. [ laughter ]
>> looks funny. >> it's from our point of view, it should be. there is a new nielsen survey of internet users that shows that social networking increased by 43% and gaming up by 10% and at the same time, using email portals and instant messaging has decline, which leads us to our question of the day. do you use social media such as facebook more now than you use email? use email far more that's what you probably should do is pick up the telephone. >> remember we were supposed
to -- communications. all these things were supposed to make us communicate. >> you can read so much into words sometime. >> erica hill joins us from new york with what's coming up on "the early show." >> good morning. >> so it's better for us to talk almost face to face 3,000 miles away. >> oh, smile, sh miles. >> reporter: coming up this morning harry smith sitting down with an exclusive interview with president obama. so many questions of course these days that people want answered so harry is going to talk to him about everything, the auto industry, economy, war in afghanistan and immigration, one of the top headlines of the day so we'll have a look at that with harry. breaking news this morning, a little bit south of you guys. lindsay lohan released from jail in l.a. we'll have a live report from there. also tell you what is next for the troubled star. and on a lighter note, more details from the wedding of the weekend. there you see chelsea and dad walking down the aisle. we'll take a look at some of the beautiful pictures coming
out of chelsea and marc mevzinsky's wedding over the weekend and how you can get her kind of wedding without the multi-million dollar price tag. something that's a little bit more manageable. far less zeros. >> okay. >> did you see the pictures, though? she was a beautiful bride. >> stunning. and it couldn't have been the -- weather there i was in rhinebeck on saturday, the weather was perfect. the light in those pictures is just gorgeous. and you can see everybody was so happy. really beautiful. >> you were at the wedding or just in rhinebeck? >> no. they weren't letting me near that. are you kidding me? there are probably pictures of every member of the press with big xs on our faces. no, i was just in rhinebeck soaking up the excitement. >> she was hanging downtown with all the people who were hoping chelsea would show up. >> exactly. >> thank you, erica. hey, we'll see you in just a couple of minutes. "the early show" starts at 7:00. it is 6:51. a judge is expected to rule today on the contract dispute between a.c. transit and its bus drivers. we'll have the latest headlines when we come back. >> and gentlemen, start your -- lawnmowers!
an east bay judge is expected to rule today in the contract let's check today's top stories. an east bay judge is expected to rule today in a contract dispute at a.c. transit. the judge will decide whether management can impose a contract on bus drivers. more drivers than usual have called in sick since the transit agency imposed a contract on them last month. as a result, riders have been experiencing late buses or no bus service at all. a 23-year-old san ramon man is in jail for a series of hit- and-run collisions in danville. four people were hurt in five collisions yesterday morning. the suspect is the younger brother of nate schierholtz of the san francisco giants. and firefighters hope to have a wildfire north of los angeles fully contained by this evening. the fire has burned nearly 22 square miles of brush in the
antelope valley since thursday. four homes and five outbuildings have been destroyed. good morning. well, all lanes have been re- opened and the traffic alert cancelled northbound 101 as you approach eastbound 80 the skyway. this was an injury accident involving a van and a big rig for a while they had all lanes completely shut down. now, traffic is still slow in the area through hospital curve. jammed from cesar chavez. until everything clears you may want to use the 280 extension instead of the 7th or 4th street off-ramps because those backed up quickly. so again all lanes re-opened heading into san francisco. it seems like backups have lessened westbound 80. still small ones in cash lanes and no metering lights. they may be turned on because as you can see from our map it's slow up the incline and usually when that happens that's when they turn on the metering lights. all your approaches to the bay bridge still look great. and a look now at the san mateo bridge where despite some low
clouds, foggy conditions, traffic is looking grate all across the span in all directions between hayward and the peninsula. that is your traffic. for your forecast, here's tracy. >> hey, thanks, elizabeth. fog this morning, plenty of sunshine this afternoon. that should be coit tower. you may have to hit the windshield wipers with drizzle around the bay. if you liked the weekend, you'll love today, pretty much the same, near 90 inland, mid- 60s at the bay, lower 60s at the coast. no change tomorrow. cooler wednesday through saturday. we get a lot of pictures about the golden gate but not many like this. hello from venus. my 1-year-old pooch. that's one of the cutest photos i have seen for quite some time. >> send us your photos and videos to cbs5.com/connect.
>> that's cute. >> that's a great shot. >> hey, big doings in north carolina over the weekend. >> that's right. we got bluegrass, barbecue and moonshine. >> that's all we need. >> second annual shine fest. it's the festival dedicated to the state's cultural past and bootleg licker. >> they have been known as moonshine capital of the world. during prohibition they became crafts men who took pride who took pride in making it. but moonshine still lives on and the practice the trade. >> that's the official way to drink it out of the mason jars. this is for people who think lawnmower racing isn't a sport. this is a 12-hour ordeal in england. >> don't they do this in the midwest, as well? >> mm-hm. >> unfortunately, the number of competitors this year is half what it used to be. you can blame the recession.
this race has been held since the early 1970s. do you think their kidneys are in good shape after that? 12 hours? >> no. >> oh, my gosh. >> you know, refuel? >> do you see any women? >> no. [ laughter ] >> just go out there and leave me alone so i can get my chores done. not a lot of spectators. you got a story idea or comment would you like to share with us, email that guy right there, email@example.com. >> and you can also check out brian's daily briefings weekdays at 11 a.m. on cbs5.com. >> he is also on social media. >> the president will be giving an address on cbs5.com at 8:30 this morning. >> he will talk about the war in afghanistan and wrapping up iraq, as well. >> he will be speaking with harry smith this morning on "the early show" in just a minute or so.