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than first thought. it is expanding. we'll tell you about the bay area counties where the most people are getting sick, not only recalling more eggs, more people are getting sick, as well. so we'll tell you about that. >> a milestone in the war in iraq. combat operations are over. troops are coming home. who, though, is staying behind and why? and finally you get something for your five bucks. [ laughter ] >> six bucks. >> some fastrak transponders are leading to some more exciting adventures. we'll tell you what that is. first let's start with traffic and weather. good morning. >> good morning. let's go out to santa cruz county. we are going to go farther out. a stretch of highway 9 is shut down. a car hit a pole in the area so highway 9 is closed at two bar road so watch out for that in the area. highway 17 might be a good
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alternate. roadwork continuing near the 880/92 interchange in hayward. sounds like the two left lanes of northbound 880 will be closed for the next hour or so. so far no big delays. traffic is light. it looks good where our camera is near the coliseum into downtown oakland. that is your traffic. for your forecast, here's tracy. >> hey, thanks, elizabeth. thursday morning forecast, couple of days away from the weekend. i'll take it. out the door, partly cloudy start with patchy fog expected this morning. more fog around the bay and also for the coastline. and drizzle this morning with temperatures in the lower to the upper 50s. later on today, near 90 degrees. yeah, we're kicking it up a notch. that will be inland. mid-60s at the bay and the coast. more sunshine expected for the entire bay area. we will be cooling down friday, saturday, sunday. and temperatures rebound monday, tuesday and wednesday. i thought you might like
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today, elizabeth. i did that extra big sunshine just for you. >> yes. thank you. yesterday was nice. it was a little chilly. >> thank you. tracy, elizabeth is never happy. [ laughter ] in the headlines, the number of eggs being recalled is growing as is the number of people getting sick from salmonella. anne makovec is in san francisco with a check on how many people are sick in the bay area. good morning, anne. reporter: the numbers are climbing. by now, a lot of people have heard about the recall. people that thought maybe they just had the 24-hour bug are reporting their illnesses to local health departments like the one here behind me in san francisco. now, the big picture, hundreds of people have gotten sick throughout the country linked to the salmonella outbreak in
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eggs in four states, possibly more, all coming from a farm in iowa. the centers for disease control and prevention is working with state health departments to investigate the illnesses. no deaths have been reported. but california has already reported 266 illnesses since june and believes many of them are related to the eggs. they have been bought in grocery stores and served in restaurants and local health departments have been tracking cases for weeks now. 14% of the state's cases are in the south bay. 38 confirmed cases, three people actually were sick enough to have to go to the hospital. and at least one restaurant in santa clara county is linked to the outbreak. but the health department there won't give out its name. >> we got some reports and some people that were sick and they had eaten at the same restaurant. a staff member with environmental health went on yelp and took a look to see what was going on there and found a number of people were complaining of being ill after eating there. and so we're testing all those
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people. we've confirmed one. so pro-actively we have been able to figured out a restaurant that purchased this eggs and was using them in cooking and were getting sick. >> reporter: there is an 8 hour to 72 hours period of getting sick after eating contaminated eggs. it can be life-threatening. it grows inside of the eggs not just on the shell so thoroughly cooking eggs can kill the bacteria. but health officials are recommending that people just throw them away or return the recalled eggs. now, to find out if maybe a carton in your refrigerator could be one of the recalled war tons, there are a couple of numbers to look for. julie and john have more information on where to find the numbers on the cartons. >> thank you, anne makovec. we have a list of the brands of eggs under recall and the lot numbers you need to look for on the cartons on our website at cbs5.com. tomorrow is going to be a
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furlough friday after all for 150,000 california state workers. yesterday, the state supreme court overturning a lower court decision that had temporarily blocked the unpaid days off. governor schwarzenegger had ordered the state workers to take three furlough days a month to save money during the state's budget impasse. state lawmakers still haven't reached a budget agreement. this is more than 7 weeks now into the fiscal year. the state supreme court is far from done with this issue. next month it will hear arguments on whether the governor has the power to order furlough days. >> we hope to have a budget before then because the controller today said within two to four weeks we are going to have to start paying our bills in ious. >> most state offices including the department of motor vehicles, public health, fish & game will be closed tomorrow and next friday. nearly two dozen people arrested when a protest against proposed budget cuts got out of
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hand. this was in sacramento. hundreds of demonstrators hit the streets around the state capital yesterday. they are upset over planned cuts to programs for seniors, kids and the disabled. the trouble began when some protestors blocked a downtown intersection for hours. 22 people arrested, most cited and released. the dispute between a.c. transit and its bus drivers and mechanics is going back to court. yesterday, a.c. transit directors decided to appeal a court ruling that ordered the transited agency into arbitration over a new contract. the board also voted to appeal a separate order which banned a.c. transit from imposing new working conditions. a spokesman says the agency will comply with the court order and take part in arbitration while the appeals are considered. time now 5:06. the last of american combat troops in iraq moved out overnight and has crossed into the border of kuwait. >> we're going home! we won! it's over!
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>> the fourth striker brigade second infantry division pulled out seven years and five months after the war started. that group included at least one bay area soldier lieutenant steven doyle of san jose. some 50,000 u.s. troops will stay another year, however, in noncombat roles including training and support. special forces will also continue to help iraqis hunt for terrorists. international guard troops are getting ready for deployment to the u.s. border. governor schwarzenegger says the first of hundreds of troops have finished their mission. they will be patrolling the bothered. they will be on the job by september 1 and the deployment will last up to a year. in all, president obama proposes putting 1200 national guard personnel along the mexican boarder. > >> coming up next, it almost looked like a military operation. we'll tell you what drew helicopters and guns to marin
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if your commute takes you to at&t park by san francisco, gridlock. "american idol" tryouts today and third street is bumper to bumper now and stop-and-go traffic along the embarcadero. we'll have live pictures coming up plus a full look at your morning commute, coming up. a fare evasion check on muni light rail in san francisco led to a scuffle between officers and three
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people. it happened on third at the t line platform. two officers confronted the person. they say he didn't pay the fare and say that person started resisting and two other people got involved. police eventually detained all three. they were cited and released. one officer was hurt but not seriously. a big pot bust in western marin and people who live in the area tell us they have known something illegal was going on for some time because they have seen armed men coming and going. the marin county sheriff's department raided the property in the sky oaks area near fairfax close to alpine dam. helicopters lifted marijuana plants down to a staging area, where agents then loaded them in dutch trucks. >> the people who are responsible for these illegal operations have no regard for public safety. these types of criminal enterprises result in erosion damage created by the clear cutting of indigenous plants as
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well as hazardous trash left behind by the lawless operators. >> sheriff's department says this is just one of several growing operations uncovered in the foothills of mount tamalpais. county, state and federal agents were all involved in yesterday's raid. it's 5:12. elizabeth mentioned bumper-to- bumper traffic on the embarcadero near at&t park and this is why. there are thousands of people lining up hoping to compete on the next season of "american idol." san francisco, the last stop for the auditions this year. tryouts start at 8:00 this morning. as you can see, people are already in line. some idol hopefuls camped out all night. so be aware there's some extra traffic in the area. it's 5:12 right now. 150,000 state workers won't be on the job tomorrow. the state supreme court is
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allowing governor arnold schwarzenegger to go ahead with his furlough friday plan for now. >> so our question for today: do you think the governor should be allowed to furlough state employees to save money? send your responses to mornings@cbs5.com. we're also on facebook and twitter. time now 5:13. a bit warmer today but tracy, the weekend isn't looking so good? >> ya. today we got a slight warmup especially for inland locations. temperatures near 90 degrees today. but will that warmer air hold on for the weekend? yeah, we got your weekend forecast, too, that's all coming up in just a few moments. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning. traffic by at&t park in san francisco, very unusual for this time of the morning all because of "american idol" auditions. all these wannabe singers and stars are all lined up there. we are told that third street is bumper to bumper. southbound embarcadero is stop and go to third and northbound king street is slow as well from before fourth street. so watch out for all those "american idol" hopefuls out by at&t park especially if you're coming into san francisco this
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morning. let's go to our maps show you more live traffic cameras. more maps. highway 9 closed in santa cruz county at bolder creek closed at two bar road. no idea when they will get the road opened. this is the commute direction of the san mateo bridge westbound 92 still a nice easy drive across the span and no delays coming into san francisco if you are accessing the bay bridge. nice and quiet cross the span. the roadwork has been picked up and mass transit is on time. remember our radio partners, kcbs 740-am and 106.9-fm. that is your traffic. for your forecast, here's tracy. >> hey, thanks, elizabeth. well, boy, yesterday was a winner. it was a gorgeous day. we cleared out around 11:00 a.m., plenty of sunshine. what about today? well, as you head out the door, still more clouds are expected, more fog, more drizzle. and that will be for the early morning. temperatures in the 50s. now, for this afternoon, we are going to kick things up a know. inland up to 90 degrees.
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yesterday more like the mid- 80s. today closer to 90. so just a little warmer. sunshine a few clouds around the bay with temperatures up to the mid-70s at the coast low clouds and fog and areas of sunshine. today 86 in morgan hill, 78 san jose, 81 los gatos, 75 sunnyvale, 74 los altos, 72 san mateo, 63 pacifica, 64 half moon bay. east bay yesterday the mid-80s, today 90 in antioch and brentwood. also walnut creek moving up about 4 degrees to 85. 86 in danville, 84 in dublin, 82347 pleasanton. mid-60s in berkeley, 82 in pleasanton, 66 in alameda. north bay warming up to near 80 in santa rosa and petaluma. 80 in sonoma and napa. 74 in novato. 74 in san rafael. 72 mill valley. 62 in sausalito. and 64 degrees in san francisco.
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so we're warming up today. but what about the weekend? you know what? it's like are you kidding me? we go up, we go down. cooler weather expected friday through sunday, temperatures rebounding monday and tuesday. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. here's a look at some of the stories we're following for you this morning. the egg recall is expanding. hundreds of californians are sick from eating eggs contaminated with salmonella, many of them here in the bay area. 380million eggs from a farm in iowa are now being recalled. furlough fridays are back to you. the state supreme court overturned a lower court decision that had temporarily blocked furlough days for state workers. governor schwarzenegger ordered 150,000 workers to take three unpaid days off per month to save money during the state budget impasse. most state offices will be closed tomorrow and next friday. something stinks at mineta international airport. the sewer lines stench is not
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affecting any passenger areas. but it is irritating some airline employees in the 20- year-old terminal a. so far no one figured out the source of the smell. some airlines are threatening to withhold rent payments until the problem is solved. bay bridge contractors getting ready for one of the biggest lifts in the construction of the new eastern span. four new deck segments have arrived in oakland from china. that's the part of the bridge that you will eventually be driving on. each of the segments is 250 feet long, weighs 1500 tons. 12 of the 28 deck segments already in place. caltrans says that the four new segments will be installed on the bridge sometime early next week. there is still no word on what caused a roller coaster to get stuck at six flags discovery kingdom in vallejo late yesterday afternoon. this was the boomerang coaster. 26 people were on the ride. all facing forward. they were upright. everyone escorted off the ride, no one hurt. park officials did some tests
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on the ride later and could not figure out what caused it to stop. 5:20. up next, the most dangerous internet celebrity searches. >> also ahead, how your fastrak transponder can lead you to phone sex. some fastrak users who call the information line on their ,,
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here's a nice picture of what's going on in fairfield at the jelly belly factory. 66 in berkeley, sunshine, clouds. 70 san leandro. fairfield 87. lots of sunshine in antioch today kicking it up to 90 degrees. we're warming up today across parts of the bay area. 86 in danville. what about the weekend forecast? we'll take a look. that's all coming up in about 6 minutes. >> see you then. it's 5:24. some fastrak users who call the information line that's listed on their transponders might be in for a surprise depending on how old that transponder is. >> tags issued before 2002 have
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a number leading to a phone sex referral line. the metropolitan transportation commission says the number on the tags was correct at the time but that number has since changed. newer tags have the new number on them. close to a million bay area drives have fastrak accounts and it's not clear how many are still out there with that old phone sex referral number on it. cameron diaz the most dangerous celebrity on the web. >> the actress tops the list of riskiest celebrities to search for online. antivirus software maker mcafee ranged the celebrities that criminals use the most to lure people into visiting malicious websites. several others including brad pitt and jennifer love hewitt and nicole kidman were some of the others to make the list. >> according to software company panda labs, if you click on links that say justin bieber arrested or justin
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bieber drinking problem, there is a chance you could download a virus. there are more than 200 fake websites using this pop singer's name. >> might be a new way to rank celebrities, though. >> yeah. how hot are you depending on how many criminals use your name. [ laughter ] there are dozens of people hurt in spain this after a bull got loose from an arena and charged into the crowd. the bull was about to be removed from the ring for underperforming. >> he goes, you want a show? i'll give you a show! >> exactly. but he made a run for it jumped into the crowd. as you can see here, he sent people scrambling charging everything in his path. 40 people were hurt. one person was actually gored. after several minutes, the bull was caught and then killed. and watch this. well, look at this. that is a small plane ended up under water. the single-engine cessna went down in a canal in miami. the pilot trying to make it to
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the airport but... [ making sounds of engine running out of gas ] >> ... forced to ditch in the canal. all three people on board got out okay. >> makes you better when you can see that and know they got out okay. makes you feel safer even if you crash in the water you're safe. >> okay. [ laughter ] >> it's 5:27. >> my thought for the morning. in the next half hour, how modern alcohol consumption appears -- moderate alcohol consumption appears to make people smarter. >> the changes people are start noticing on bart trains,. and the egg recall linked to the salmonella outbreak is mushroom. we'll look at the numbers and hear from a woman who said she got sick coming up. ,, advantage topical solution treats dogs...
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we are just getting this word... intel has just announced it is buying technology security company mcafee for more than $7 good morning. i'm john kessler. >> i'm julie watts in for sydnie kohara. she will be back monday. >> intel has just announced it's buying technology security company mcafee for more than $7.5 billion. we'll try to scrape up some details for you on that. >> in the meantime, let's get a check of traffic and weather starting off with elizabeth wenger. how's it looking? >> well, not too bad. we have been searching for accidents or slo spots, there
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aren't any. the chp reports are empty right now which is great. 101 there may still be a little bit of roadwork between 880 and bernal traveling southbound 101. various lanes may be blocked until about 6:00 but we are not seeing any delays of any kind on any sensor because of it. so that's the good news. if you are commuting out of downtown san jose that's what it looks like on northbound 280 approaching the 880. if you commute highway 9 near two bar road it was closed early this morning after a car hit a pole in the area. no estimated time when they will get that stretch of freeway re-opened. but in the meantime "american idol" tryouts mentioned in this as well, if you use 280 to commute into san francisco, the "american idol" tryouts are starting this morning and there is a huge crowd lined up over by the ballpark. so we are already seeing delays on northbound king from 280 out towards at&t. that is your traffic. for your forecast, here's tracy.
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>> hey, thanks, elizabeth. forecast for this morning, cloudy skies, at least for the first half of the day. but look at what happens later on. pretty nice, right? 90 degrees in antioch. upper 80s in pleasanton. 70 degrees in hayward. 78 degrees in san jose. 69 in oakland. and temperatures just near 80 degrees in sonoma and santa rosa. 76 in kentfield, 64 degrees in san francisco and half moon bay. so we are expecting some sunshine along the coastline. here's a look at the rest of today. and as we move forward in time, friday, saturday and sunday, cooling down. cooler weather for the weekend. i know, that's not supposed to happen. but it does. temperatures will rebound monday, tuesday and wednesday. back to you. >> thank you. bad eggs, they have made a lot of people sick in the bay area and across california. the recall is expanding. anne makovec is in san francisco which is reporting a high number of salmonella cases. good morning, anne. >> reporter: good morning. several cases here in the bay
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area all around in several counties. we'll get to those numbers in a minute but the number of people reporting illnesses has been rising as more people hear about the recall, more are coming to report the symptoms to local health departments. so here are those numbers. here in san francisco county, 25 people have record getting sick. alameda county, 16. contra costa county, 22. san mateo county 8 people, and santa clara county, check that out, 38 people including three people that were so sick they had to go to the hospital. common symptoms of the salmonella poisoning are diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. it comes on within 8 to 72 hours after eating the bad eggs. >> i made breakfast for dinner and i woke up in the middle of the night horrible stomach pains. >> most healthy adults if we got this we are going to get sick and well without
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treatment. but those people elderly, infants and people with immune diseases need to be careful. >> reporter: it's been challenging for health officials to track because they can't fingerprint this form of salmonella as precisely as they can other kinds of food contamination. the fda, the cdc, both working together with local health departments to figure this all out. now, the salmonella has been found both inside the eggs and on the shells. so health departments say just throw them out, don't try to cook them, don't take your chances on this. it's not worth it when you look at the price of a dozen eggs. we have some numbers for you on where to look on your carton to see if you have one of these recalled cartons. >> anne, thank you. that's on our website, cbs5.com. so how does salmonella contaminate eggs? one sway from the outside. that's when the egg shells come in contact with fecal matter but this outbreak is believed to have come from inside the shell. salmonella can infect the
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ovaries of healthy looking hens and then contaminate the eggs before the shells are formed. there is no way to tell by looking whether an egg is infected so if you're concerned, check their eggs, check your eggs against those on the recall list. we do have that on our website, cbs5.com. the brands and lot numbers that you need to look for on the cartons, it's all at cbs5.com. if you can't did there, the usda also last it on their website. time now 5:35. there is a man in jail this morning for monday's stabbing aboard a san francisco muni bus in the sunset district. 18-year-old kyle clark from san francisco was arrested yesterday evening. the stabbing victim is a 35- year-old man who tried to intervene when he saw the suspect slapping a woman this is back of the bus. that victim is recovering from multiple stab wounds. after the stabbing, the us is suspects and the woman got off the bus -- the suspect and the woman got off the bus together.
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the widow of a virginia man spent last night in oakland the city where her husband was murdered but wendy kang was able to experience the good side of the city a community that organized a memorial and fundraiser for her family. her husband, jinghong kang, was shot and killed during a downtown robbery last month. he was supposed to interview for a job at google the next day. >> though my husband's life is short, he lived a very meaningful life. so let's all live our lives to its fullest means and values. >> the kangs have three sons, ages 10, 12 and 17. george huggins and althena housley are in jail accused of the murder. police say kang was robbed of $17 before he was shot. tomorrow is going to be a furlough friday after all for 150,000 california state workers. yesterday, the state supreme
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court overturned a lower court decision that had temporarily blocked the unpaid days off. governor schwarzenegger ordered the state workers to take the three furlough days a month to save money during the budget impasse. state lawmakers still have not reached a budget agreement more than seven weeks into the fiscal year. the state supreme court is far from done with this issue. next month it will hear arguments on whether the governor has the power to order furlough days. >> have a budget before then because the controller today said within two to four weeks, we are going to have to start paying our bills in ious. >> most state offices including the departments of motor vehicles, public health and fish & game will be closed tomorrow and next friday. this was in sacramento nearly two dozen people in hot water now after a protest against proposed budget cuts got out of hand. hundreds of demonstrators hitting the streets around the
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state capital yesterday upset over planned cuts to programs for seniors, kids and the disabled. the trouble began when some protestors blocked a downtown intersection for several hours. 22 people arrested, most were cited and released. the city of san jose is repaving miles of streets with the help of federal stimulus money. but in many cases the jobs remain incomplete. the reason, a worldwide shortage of paint needed to mark those streets. some people contend it could be dangerous. right now the city only has about 2,000 gallons of paint left. so it's being rationed, used only for the most critical markings, like stop bars and line dividers. >> it's a perfect storm in that there are problems in delivering the raw materials that are used to make the chemicals in paint. there are production problems in the plants that produce the paint in the chemicals in the materials. there are distribution issues
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as well as demand issues. >> meanwhile, the city says it has to move forward with the repainting or risk losing the money. an odor is plaguing some offices at mineta international airport in san jose. it's a sewer-like stench. it's not affecting any passenger areas but it is irritating airline employees in offices behind the ticket counter in the 20-year-old terminal "a." the smell has been around, off and on, for about five-month. but so far no one has figured out the source or a permanent solution. the "mercury news" says some airline officials are so frustrated that they are threatening to withhold monthly rent payments. some commuters may soon start noticing things looking a little spiffier on bart trains. bart is spending some of its budget surplus to actually clean the trains. it's also putting new seat cushions in 50 bart cars of the 660 or so that are in the
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system. and some new floors are being installed, as well. bart riders have given the system lower and lower marks because of dirty trains. >> i smell vomit and some other substances that i just don't even want to venture as to guess. >> so we are trying to do our best to take some of those extra dollars and put them back into the customers' -- improve the customers' ride. >> the cleaned up cars should all be back in service by november. american combat troops are out of iraq today. >> we're going home! we won! it's over! >> members of the fourth striker brigade second infantry division are the final combat troops to leave iraq. that group includes at least one bay area soldier, lieutenant steven dewitt of san jose. some 50,000 u.s. troops will still stay another year in noncombat roles including
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training and support. special forces will also continue to help iraqis hunt for terrorists. the u.s. will increase its flood relief aid to pakistan to $150 million. that's the word from senator john kerry who is visiting the country to get a firsthand look at the devastation. flooding in pakistan has affected 20 million people and one-fifth of the country geographically. the crisis is also putting more strain on pakistan's civilian government which is already struggling in its battle against violence from al qaeda and the taliban. coastal massachusetts is gearing up for a visit from first vacationers. president obama and family are heading to martha's vineyard today for a -- you're kidding me -- a 10-day summer vacation? mr. obama is only the third sitting president to vacation on martha's vineyard following bill clinton and ulysses s.
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grant. if you were a billionaire, how would you spend your money? >> how about this? got to get me one of them. we'll tell you the story behind this luxurious yacht that's docked -- moored in the bay and the mysterious tycoon and his wife who own it. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning. we'll start off with a bridge check. nice and quiet on the bridges including at the bay bridge. relatively problem-free now but i have noticed that our traffic at the bay bridge toll plaza has picked up in the last week since school started for a lot of folks. so for right now you're good but give it another hour and a half and this camera will likely change a lot. good to go for now. san mateo bridge great, light
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across the golden gate bridge. crossing the carquinez bridge we have live camera showing traffic heading out of vallejo towards crockett. very quiet down the eastshore freeway through hercules towards the maze. highway 4 a longer line of slow traffic. no incidents in the area, just your usual congestion out of antioch. but it is unusual to see it extend out towards pittsburg and bay point. elsewhere, 880/237 if you are using 237 to commute towards silicon valley, this is what it looks like, nice and light no problems. and southbound 880 looks good as well towards san jose. here's a look at drive times. no delays. overall, we are good to go for this morning commute. remember our radio partners, kcbs 740-am and 106.9-fm. that's your traffic. for another check of your forecast, here's tracy. >> hey, thanks, elizabeth. kcbs also our radio partners when it comes to weather updates in the morning an
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afternoon. out the door, partly cloudy inland with patchy fog, low clouds and fog with areas of drizzle around the bay. and low clouds and fog and drizzle along the coastline. this afternoon, sunny skies, warmer, temperatures up to 90 degrees. sunshine a few clouds around the bay up to 70s. mid-60s at the coast. yeah, things are warming up a bit today. upper 70s in milpitas, 57 degrees in fremont, 37 in union city. 72 in mountain view, 57 degrees in palo alto. 72 in san mateo and 64 degrees in half moon bay. east bay locations from the mid- 80s in concord which was at 81 yesterday, 85 degrees in walnut creek, 87 in san ramon, 87 in pleasanton, 85 degrees in livermore, and 90 in antioch and brentwood. closer to the bay not as hot. temperatures at 69 in oakland and 66 degrees in berkeley. north bay location, 80 in sonoma and napa. 74 in vallejo. 74 in san rafael.
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72 in mill valley. 60 in stinson beach. 75 in san anselmo. 64 in san francisco. warming up friday through sunday, cooler weather back in the bay area and rebounding monday through wednesday. we are on the verge of the weekend and here's a look at some events going on. it is art and soul oakland at the plaza going on saturday and sunday kicking off at noon. in vogue performing, sheila e, tony tony tony and mc hammer. can't touch this. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. ♪ [ music ] >> can't touch this ♪ yeah. >> thanks, tracy. it's 5:47. some of the stories we are following now. that egg recall, because of salmonella, it's expanding. now up to 380 million eggs from
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iowa. more than 100 people in the bay area are believed to have gotten sick from eating the bad eggs. furlough fridays are back. the state supreme court yesterday overturned a lower court decision that had temporarily blocked the furlough days for state workers while governor schwarzenegger ordered 150,000 workers to take three unpaid days off per month to save money during the state budget impasse. most state offices will be closed tomorrow and next friday. the dispute between a.c. transit and its bus drivers and mechanics is going back to court. yesterday a.c. transit directors decided to appeal a court ruling that ordered the transit agency into arbitration over a new contract. the board also voted to appeal a separate order which had banned a.c. transit from imposing new working conditions. time now 5:48. three swimming pools, a 25,000- square-foot master suite and bulletproof glass is a $300
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million yacht off the waters of sausalito right now and simon perez shows us what else is inside. >> created it as a statement that i am rich, i am powerful and i deserve this. >> reporter: and what a statement this is. this is the a, the 394-foot yacht i sausalito. 38-year-old andrey melnichenko owns it a russian national. the letter a stands for andrey and alexandria, melnichenko's supermodel wife. the 31-year-old reportedly helped change the design of the ship after they got married. now back to the boat. >> this is a submarine, looks like something that captain nemo would have had in 20,000 leagues under the sea. i don't see anybody else running to create the same design. >> reporter: inside, this room walled with white sting ray
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hide. fingerprint detection is the only way into the master suite. swimming pool number 3 has a glass bottom so people dancing below can see who is swimming above. and this plush room is just what you think it is, the nooky room. at the top of the tower is a room with a rotating bed for 360-degree views, views you take in through bomb-proof windows. >> i think mr. melnichenko has probably seen a few too many bond movies if you have to have -- it's like having a safe room that no matter what else happens you are going to be protected. >> reporter: simon perez for cbs 5. >> it's 5:50. still to come, the new fee american airlines is sticking to some passengers. >> why some researchers say moderate drinking can make you smarter. american airlines has found another way to make money... we know everyone's looking for ways to save. why not save on car insurance?
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another fee. it is now ween $19 and $39 american airlines has found another way to make money, another fee. it is now charging between 19 and $39 for what it calls express seats. those are the spots at the first few rose few rows of coach. they can be purchased only at airport kiosks between 24 hours to 50 minutes before the flight. big deal just announced involving two silicon valley's most prominent companies. intel agreed to buy mcafee for nearly $7.7 billion. that's about 48 bucks per
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share. a 60% premium over mcafee's close yesterday of just under $30. both boards of directors have unanimously approved the deal and the deal still requires mcafee shareholder approval, however. it needs regulatory clearances as well. a number of americans filing first time claims for unemployment at its highest level since last november. it jumped by 12,000 last year for initial claims. there were 500,000 new claims. claims have increased four of the last five weeks. having a glass of wine every now and then could make you smarter. that's according to a new study! out of norway. a new study! >> researchers followed more than 5,000 men and women for seven years. they found those who drank moderate amounts of wine scored higher on cognitive tests. the results were even higher for women who drank four or more times in a two-week period.
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not in a week. scientist believe the anti- oxidants in wine could help the risk of brain decline as people get older. >> i don't know why they did a new study. everybody knows drinking makes you smarter, richer and more beautiful. >> absolutely. [ laughter ] >> what's the big deal? as we mentioned earlier 150,000 state workers will not be on the job tomorrow. the state supreme court allowing governor schwarzenegger to go ahead with his furlough fridays plan for now. the question of the day is do you think the governor should be allowed to furlough state employees to save money? home d... state worke budget crisis. it has been a tr hardship for
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let's check in now with elizabeth and tracy. good morning. >> we're talking "american idol" auditions and it's causing a big traffic jam over by at&t park. >> that could be your big chance. >> can y sing? >> no. it's a myth. don't believe it. >> you can see the traffic along the embarcadero. third street is also very jammed. northbound king if you are coming up 280 slow and go all the way out to at&t park. highway closed in both directions at two bar road. power pole hit overnight. local detours are available. that is your traffic. for your forecast, here's tracy. >> hey, thanks, elizabeth. forecast today we're warming up a bit inland. temperatures up to 90 degrees. mid-60s around the bay. and temperatures near the mid- 60s along the coastline with
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plenty of sunshine expected. cooler weather friday, saturday and sunday. and temperatures rebound the beginning of next workweek. this weekend saturday and sunday the pride festival at discovery meadow park. 76 degrees saturday. 78 sunday. and saturday the grand prix of sonoma infineon raceway, 70 degrees saturday, 73 sunday and john, i had a question, billy said i should ask you. you don't pass anyone. is that true? can you pass? >> it's very difficult on that track. there are only a few spots that you can pass. >> essentially wherever you start out is close toker with you finish? >> qualifying is very important. but it is pretty -- i'll be there now me. i'm a huge race fan, anyway. >> nice. >> he good. coming up in the next half hour, mysterious odor at san jose's new airport. they know what it smells like. they aren't sure where it's coming from. workers are complaining and airlines are threatening to withhold their rent checks.
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the number of eggs being recalled is rising as is the number of local people reporting getting sick. we'll take a look at these numbers and look at how local health officials are trying to track the salmonella outbreak coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,
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