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released at any time now. good morning, it's monday, 13th of september, i'm elizabeth wenger. >> i'm sydnie kohara. good morning, everyone. it is 5:00. i'm already putting myself ahead today. it is monday, that's what it is. let's get a quick look at traffic and weather. elizabeth up here with me, let's go to gianna franco. >> good morning. we start off with bart delays today. we are hearing of major delays at sfo and millbrae towards the east bay. this is due to a train with an equipment problem. they are seeing upwards of 20- to 30-minute delays. 680 express lanes update coming up in my next hit. here's tracy with the forecast. >> thank you, gianna. we had a picture-perfect weekend. today, 78 in concord, 79 in livermore, yeah, these temperatures are cooling down up to 10 degrees cooler than yesterday. 66 oakland, 73 fremont, 74 san jose.
61 in san francisco. 70s in santa rose and napa. the seven-day forecast is coming up. back to you. >> thank you. inspect your pipelines. that's what the state is telling pacific gas and electric after last week's deadly explosion and fires on the peninsula. anne makovec is in san bruno this morning, where federal officials are still trying to find the cause of the blast, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. they are going to be trying to find the cause for months before it's actually confirmed. but they say that they will let us know as soon as new information comes in on exactly what caused this pipeline explosion. here in san bruno, the investigation continues this morning. the ntsb has been collecting evidence from around the blast site, pieces of the pipeline exploded on thursday leaving this crater in the ground in the middle of a neighborhood. the
ruptured line was in a high concentration area so it should have more inspections. pg&e says the line was slated to be replaced according to documents. now piece of it have become evidence instead of being simply retired, including a 28- foot section ripped out of the ground and tossed 100 feet into the air by the blast. it's being shipped to washington, d.c. as part of the investigation. did anybody smell gas before the blast? we have gotten several reports that people did smell gas and reported it to pg&e. but pg&e denies it. >> we are not able to find instances of people who reported an odor and we would ask anybody who says that they reported smelling gas to contact us through whatever means. >> reporter: what do you say when pg&e says we never
received any calls about gas? >> that's a lie, because you can smell and then if the guy was walking around there. >> reporter: the ntsb is asking anyone who might have smelled gas to please contact them as soon as possible. they have a special email address, one word, sanbrunoatntsb.com. we have that on our website, cbs5.com. we are trying to figure out whether the cause of the blast was a well failure impact construction or metal fatigue and they are going to have to figure it out. another press conference by jackie speier congresswoman, with all the
agencies. they are going to inrespect all the pipelines in the state and that's going to be a tall order. >> thank you, anne makovec in san bruno. this is the crater that was left behind after the blast. investigators say it measures 167 feet by 26 feet. but they don't yet know how deep it is because it's too unstable for anyone to climb down into it. six people have been reported missing after the blast. yesterday, san bruno officials said two of those reported missing have been found alive. that leaves four people still unaccounted for. the coroner confirms four fatalities, that's actually down from the seven the city said were there on saturday. among the victims, jacquelin grieg and her daughter. the coroner is still working to identify the fourth victim. >> as far as the remains that have been located, we are in the process of doing forensic tests. >> the coroner says while more remains were found, it's not
clear if they are from victims already accounted for. they could belong to animals. three parishioners of a san bruno church are among the missing. they are 50-year-old greg and son and mother. a family member not home at the time says she believes the three were inside the house at the time of the explosion. as for those hospitalized, four victims are still at saint francis memorial hospital in san francisco. three are in critical condition with life-threatening burns over 50% of their bodies. one is in serious but stable condition. san francisco general is also treating four patients for burns and smoke inhalation. two are critical. one is serious, the other in fair condition. there is a little bit of good news to tell you about. many of those who had to evacuate have been allowed back home. some temporarily, though. others get to stay. a total of 377 homes in the fire area were evacuated.
those who live in 294 of those homes were allowed back to stay. in nine homes, people had to gather their belongings and leave again. among them was jerry hiller. he stood on his front lawn thursday evening and took photos of the flames. once the gas was turned off he felt it was finally safe to go back inside. >> so i went to bed. i didn't sleep that good. but i went to bed. and then i get up in the morning, and i find out i'm sitting in a crime scene. >> hiller was forced to evacuate the next day. as for the other 83 houses, those are closer to the main burn site and they are either destroyed or considered too damaged for people to enter at this point. those people expect to find out today when they will be able to see what's left. a meeting for them is scheduled for 10:00 this morning at the san bruno senior center that's on crystal springs road. and as anne mentioned, congresswoman jackie speier represents the fire area and plans to hold a briefing
tonight to update residents on the investigation. that is scheduled from 8 to 9:30 at the church of the highlands in san bruno. want to let you know that schools in the area are schedule to be opened today, all eight. all were closed friday because of the fire but all will resume classes today. the same for parkside intermediate school. time now 5:07. let's get another check of traffic and weather. gianna? >> 20- to 30-minute delays on bart heading in eastbound. so give yourself extra time. other than that ace, muni and caltrain no problems. bay bridge toll plaza, no delays to report. in fact, the metering lights ar off. striping finished on the 680 express lanes. double solid white lines and two exit entry points
separating carpool lanes between washington and 237 an eight-mile stretch. the remainder will open up next monday on the 20th. so things hopefully will be a little less congested in that area. right now let's check your forecast. here's tracy. >> thanks, gianna. forecast for the morning, out the door, got to head to work, what's in store? well, partly to mostly cloudy conditions. this is not the best part of the forecast. temperatures ranging from the lower to the upper 50s for this morning. for the afternoon more sunshine is expected. mild temperatures. 70 to 81 degrees inland, a mix of sun and clouds around the bay with temperatures ranging from the lower 60s to the lowe 70s. and low clouds in the forecast for the coastline and temperatures cool. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. coming up we'll pinpoint cities across the bay area and let you know more specifically who will be seeing what later on today. >> thank you. 5:08.
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saint cecilia catholic church remembered a teenager and her mother. 13-year-old janessa grieg and her mother lived in the fire area and were among those killed in the disaster. >> we have been parishioners here for 15 years and it's been a very tough time for the community and the children in the class. >> saint robert's church in san bruno not far from the disaster site was among many churches collecting donations for survivors whose homes were damaged or destroyed. most of the pets brought to the peninsula humane society in the wake of that pipeline explosion have been reunited with their families. about two dozen were brought in immediately after the disaster. many though are still missing, mostly outdoor cats. the humane society says it is a good time to make sure their pets always wear a collar with a tag or have a chip. we continue to follow the
pipeline explosion with up-to- the-minute information on our website, cbs5.com. and you can find links on how you can help those affected by the disaster. in other news, the berkeley grad who has been detained in iran with two other americans may be coming home today. sarah shourd has been held for more than a year accused of spying. now an iranian lawyer for shourd says he is waiting for word that bail of $500,000 has been paid. iran's judiciary says it will release her because of health concerns if the bail is paid. the publisher of the "new york times" says the company will stop printing the newspaper someday. someday. it says instead it's going to charge people to read it online. our question of the day is would you rather read the paper in print orr or online?
send your answers to email@example.com. or post your answers on facebook. we're also on twitter, so tweet us. >> it's such a tradition to read the paper with the coffee or tea on sunday morning. i do read some news online now but still i like the feel of the paper. >> not the same feeling with a laptop on your lap or in bed. >> yeah. 5:14. cooling off a bit today tracy? >> just a little bit. today's temperatures are close to what we enjoyed yesterday. but on the whole, on average, yeah, 10 degrees, up to 10 degrees cooler. we'll take a look at today's afternoon highs coming up. ,, the guys who drive a heavy duty truck, have some heavy duty demands. like enough horsepower and torque to get out of just about any situation. a payload that beats the other guys flat out. a frame sturdy enough
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if you plan to take bart on the peninsula, expect delays because of an equipment problem causing 30-minute delays on the eastbound direction for trains so heads up if you are going to use the freeway clear on 280 right now no delays to report. northbound 101, oyster point between there and candlestick, we have various lanes closed for construction. drive through the east bay no troubles at the bay bridge. the metering lights are off. everything clear at the toll plaza. 880 looking mighty fine through oakland, traffic cruising along near the coliseum and 680 you might notice some differences this morning. the first stretch of striping
is finished on the 680 express lanes. this is a portion between washington and 237 an eight- mile stretch. the remaining 14 miles will be finished overnight this week and they hope to have everything re-opened and revealed by monday so you can use it. that's your traffic, here's your forecast with tracy. >> thanks, gianna. it's unfortunate no one can see her leopard pickups. they look good! out the door this morning, partly cloudy inland, cloudy around the bay, cloudy with areas of fog for the coastline for the first half of the day. temperatures in the lower to the mid to the upper 50s. for this afternoon, it's going to be nice. sunshine with mild temperatures ranging from 70 to the lower 80s and that will be inland. lower 60s to the lower 70s around the bay with a mix of sun and clouds. a few low clouds hugging the coastline, some sunshine, but cool for the toes with highs in the lower 60s. highs today, 60 in pacifica and
half moon bay. lower 70s in mountain view, 73 sunnyvale, 47 san jose, 75 los gatos, and the lower 70s from union city to fremont. 74 degrees in milpitas. east bay locations, 80 pittsburg, 81 antioch, 78 danville, 78 walnut creek, 78 concord, and once you get closer to the bay, the lower to the mid-60s from richmond to berkeley to oakland to alameda. north bay, lower to the mid- 70s, santa rosa, petaluma, sonoma and napa. 69 novato and san rafael. the lower 60s in sausalito and san francisco. seven-day forecast. so for today, temperatures are pretty much on par with yesterday. but they still remain up to 10 degrees cooler than average. tomorrow no major changes. a mini warmup wednesday and thursday but don't get used to it. temperatures will cool down
friday, saturday, sunday. pg&e is under orders to check all its natural gas lines in california. the state public utilities commission is also planning to appoint an independent panel to investigate last week's pipeline explosion in san bruno. people whose homes were damaged or destroyed should find out today when they will be allowed to see what's left. yesterday police escorted people to nearly 300 other homes in the area. most were allowed to stay in their homes. others were able to check things out, gather belongings and leave. sure shourd could be set free from an iranian prison as soon as today. sarah shourd's lawyer is waiting for word that bail of half million dollars has been paid. iran's judiciary said yesterday the 32-year-old can be released because she has health problems. 5:20. palo alto-based hewlett-packard may be close to buying another
silicon valley company. the "san jose mercury news" says hp has been negotiating with ark site a small internet software company from cupertino. the price tag about $1.5 billion. hp has announced several acquisitions in recent months including that highly publicized fight for fremont's three par. hertz is topping an offer from avis for thrifty. it seemed to catch people by surprise. a building surrounded by onlookers suddenly collapses. that had been declared unsafe collapsed on sunday.
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of sunshine. more bay area cities and their high temperatures for this monday coming up. a six-story building in india that had been declared unsafe collapsed on sunday. that is a guest house empty at the time. no one was hurt by the flying debris. the building had been evacuated after inspectors discovered several cracks. official were looking over the site when that entire structure collapsed. it brought down an adjacent building. >> some movies exceeded expectations at the box office even though it was a slow weekend. >> resident evil led the box office with more than $27 million. this is the fourth installment
of the movie starring milla jovovich. far behind was takers coming in second with over $6 million. and rounding out the top five, the american machete and the only one i have heard of, going the distance. long distance romance. >> oh, that's right. okay. >> have you seen it? >> no, but i want to. i have real life experience on that. >> i think it got some good reviews. that's the one with drew barrymore. >> yeah. taylor swift performing at in year's mtv video music awards. ♪ [ music ] hard to believe she is so young, such a talented singer song writer. >> really serious song. she took the opportunity last nice to forgive a certain hip- hop artist a year ago. kanye west interrupted her while she was accepting an
award. she openly forgave him in a song. last night a different female superstar was really the big winner. lady gaga was crowned queen of the ceremony. >> look at those shoes. >> she has worn those kind of shoes before. they are called something. tracy is our resident fashionista. she won eight awards including video of the year. >> what's that on her head? >> i think norah jones the last one to win about 8 or 9 awards but she is incredible. you listen to her music and it gets you moving. >> i agree. coming up, changes on an east bay freeway. >> why some new striping could cause confusion and possibly some traffic congestion this morning. and the investigation into the natural gas explosion continues here behind me in san bruno. now it's being expanded to thousands of miles of pipeline across the state. we'll have the latest on the
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the guys who drive a heavy duty truck, have some heavy duty demands. like enough horsepower and torque to get out of just about any situation. a payload that beats the other guys flat out. a frame sturdy enough to bear up a max towing capacity that's over 10 tons. and a braking system tough enough to bring it all to a stop. heavy duty demands? gentlemen, your truck is ready.
peninsula is heading to washington. our anne makovec is in san bruno where a federal agency is handling the disaster investigation. good morning, anne. >> reporter: good morning. a big part of the investigation is focused in the san bruno neighborhood but now the ntsb is continuing its investigation as puc, the public utilities commission -- [ inaudible ] [ no audio ] >> all right. it seems like we're having some technical problem's with the live shot. back to you. >> and we continue with this story. six people have been record missing after the blast but yesterday san bruno officials said two of those reported missing had been found alive which leaves four people still unaccounted for. the coroner confirms four fatalities. that's down from the seven the city said there were on saturday. among the victims, jacqueline grieg and her 13-year-old
daughter janessa and 20-year- old jessica morales. the coroner is still working to identify the fourth victim. >> as far as the remains that have been located, we are in the process of doing forensic testing. >> the coroner says while more remains were found, it is not clear if they are from victims already accounted for. and it's also not clear if the remains found belong to animals. three parishioners of a san bruno church are among the missing. they are 50-year-old greg bullis, his 16-year-old son william and elderly mother lavonne. a family member not at home at the time says shoals those three were inside the house at the time of the explosion. as for those hospitalized, four victims remain at saint francis memorial hospital in san francisco, three are in critical condition with life- threatening burns over 50% of their bodies. one is in serious but stable condition. san francisco general is also treating four patients for burns and smoke inhalation.
two of them in critical condition. one serious, the other in fair condition. i'm told we have anne makovec back now live in san bruno. anne what can you tell us? >> reporter: as i was saying, pg&e is obviously focusing a lot of its work here in the san bruno neighborhood where the explosion happened. but a state public utility commission is now ordering them to check thousands of miles of pipeline across the state to make sure other neighborhoods don't end up in this same situation. the piece of pipeline, the piece that you see right there is now on its way to washington, d.c. a 28-foot section called prime evidence in the gas line explosion investigation. it was ripped out of the ground and tossed 100 feet through the air by thursday's blast. investigators are now trying to figure out whether the explosion was caused by a weld failure, impact from construction, or metal fatigue. the ntsb is digging to find out. >> there are lots of reasons why this pipe could have failed
and getting into the crater will help us gather information to make that determination. >> reporter: now, the california public utilities commission did order pg&e to inspect its natural gas system as a whole with the priority on high pressure transmission lines in densely populated areas like the one that exploded here in san bruno. additionally, the cpuc ordered the utility to preserve all records done by pg&e or its contractors and whether money authorized for pipeline safety was actually spent on pipeline safety. it's all part of the investigation that's expected to take a year or more, though the puc wants to assure everybody that the ntsb is going to be letting us know the information that they find as soon as they find it. they are trying to figure out if anybody did smell gas in the days or weeks before this
explosion. there is confusion as to whether or not those reports were recorded by pg&e. we are going to hear a lot more this morning. congresswoman jackie speier is holding a press conference with all the agencies involved in the investigation for an update this morning. >> thank you, anne. anne makovec live for in us san bruno this morning. well, many of those who had to evacuate have been allowed back in their homes. some temporarily, others get to stay. a total of 377 homes in the fire area were evacuated. those who live in 294 of those homes were allowed back to stay. in nine homes, people gathered belongings and had to leave again. jerry hiller was among those allowed back. he stood on his front lawn thursday evening and took photos of the flames just a few houses away. once the gas was turned off, he felt it was safe to go back inside. hiller was forced to evacuate
the next day. as for the other 83 houses, those are closer to the main burn site considered destroyed or too damaged to enter. those people expect to find out today when they will be able to see what's left. a meeting for them is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. this morning at the san bruno senior center. schools in the area are scheduled to be opened today. all eight schools in the park district were closed because of the fire but all resume class today. the same goes for parkside intermediate school. it is 5:36. we'll get to tracy and a look at weather in just a second but let's start with gianna franco. we have a few problems. >> i want to advise motorists about the new striping overnight on the express lanes for 680 might cause some confusion. they finished the striping in an eight-mile stretch on 680 at the express lanes between washington and 237. now, it's still being treated as a carpool-only lane.
the express lanes are not in effect. no tolls will be taken, not to be used for solo drivers. that will start next monday. eight-mile stretch now done there are new double solid white lines and two exit and on and entry points. the express lanes are not in effect until next monday. bart delays, as well. 20- to 30-minute delays at sfo in millbrae in the eastbound direction for trains. use the freeway if you can or expect to give yourself extra time. on the eastshore freeway no troubles reported on the westbound side. clear on the carquinez bridge. no accidents on the eastshore freeway towards the bay bridge. traffic moving quite well through there. and you are clear this morning on the golden gate bridge. no troubles to report. hopefully no troubles in your forecast. here's tracy. >> so far, so good, no troubles in the forecast. here's a look at what you can expect today. temperatures trending slightly cooler than average.
concord normal daytime high typically this time of the year 83 degrees. 83 in santa rosa, 81 san jose, 71 in san francisco. today 5 degrees cooler in concord. 73 santa rosa, 74 san jose and 10 degrees off the mark here in san francisco. so a cool to mild start to the workweek. here's a look at other bay area highs. 75 sonoma, 81 antioch. 77 pleasanton, 74 san jose, 73 santa clara, 71 degrees in palo alto. we'll take a look at your seven- day forecast. will the cool to mild temperatures stick around? i'll let you know coming up in your seven-day forecast. back to you. it was the 7th fatality for caltrain so far this year. a person hit and killed by a train in san mateo county. this happened around 5:15 last night south of the menlo park station. caltrain doesn't know why the person was on the tracks.
alcohol was likely a factor in a wrong-way crash on the peninsula that killed two people. officers say 39-year-old stacey white of san mateo was driving the wrong way on the freeway around 3:00 a.m. she stopped in the middle of a lane. a good samaritan stopped to help. they were both hit and killed by an oncoming vehicle. the incident shut down all but one lane of southbound highway 101 in san mateo for hours creating a traffic jam all day yesterday. >> this collision scene was 3,000 feet long so there was a lot of evidence, debris and things we had to do so the lanes were closed for approximately 12 hours. >> officers advised drivers to never get out of their car on the freeway. if there is an emergency, you want to wait for the chp inside the car with your seatbelt on. it took dental records to confirm the identity of a body found in an east bay home. the contra costa county coroner confirms that those remains found in a closet in a hercules
home were those of 35-year-old frederick sales. he is the son of 73-year-old murder victim ricardo sales, whose body was found in the same home last month. crews spent several days searching for frederick sales at a landfill in pittsburg. murder suspect efren valdemoro was shot and killed by police august 31. two people shot over the weekend at an event held at the cow palace. officers responded to a shooting early yesterday in the southall of the indoor arena. a private party was being held there by members of the bay area desperados motorcycle club. two victims were taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds. one suffering life-threatening injuries. berkeley police are asking for help in solving a weekend murder that happened about 3:40:00 a.m. yesterday at adeline and emerson streets. two men tried to rob a 35-year- old man and his fiancee walking in the area. one of the suspects shot the man and punched the woman. the man was killed and his
fiancee had minor injuries. the suspect fled in a two-toned model suv. the berkeley grad detained in iran with two other americans may be coming home as early as today. sarah shourd has been held for more than a year, accused of spying. now an iranian lawyer says he is waiting for word that half million dollars has been paid for bail. iran is releasing her for health concerns if the bail is paid. five members of an oakland church being held in zimbabwe being held today. they are being held in the capital city of harari. they were accused of illegally dispensing medicine. they were carrying donated aid drugs for distribution among the poor. it's a mission the church performed several times a year since 2000. it is 5:41.
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and good morning from the traffic center. we start off with delays for bart. looks like we'll get that bart map up. there you go. 20 to 30 minutes at sfo millbrae due to an equipment problem for trains eastbound. if you plan to use the freeway instead, probably your best bet at this point right now. the freeway actually looking good. you can see 101 no delays to report north- and southbound through the peninsula. 280 some slight delays southbound just out of san bruno bus traffic moving nice
through the area. 280 through san jose, no troubles. traffic is pretty light on northbound 280. metering lights are off on the bay bridge, light, no troubles on the upper or lower decks. you're clear at the toll plaza. and if you're working your way through oakland this morning, both directions of 880 checking in problem-free. traffic moving at nice speeds near the coliseum. up next, we'll get you updated on the striping project for the express lanes on 680 but right now here's tracy with a look at your forecast. >> thanks, gianna. our forecast for the morning, partly cloudy inland, mostly cloudy conditions around the bay and cloudy with areas of fog for the coastline. temperatures for the morning ranging from the lower to the mid to the upper 50s. we are going to warm up later on today, lower 80s in the warmest spots inland. that's almost 10 degrees cooler than average. 60s and 70s around the bay with a mix of sun and clouds. and for coastal locations today, essentially in the upper
50s. low clouds remain, cool temperatures sticking around. let's take a look. 60 in pacifica and half moon bay. inland just a bit, temperatures in the lower 70s from palo alto, mountain view, sunnyvale, cupertino 74. 75 los gatos. out to morgan hill at 76 degrees. well into the east bay, the 80s. 80 in pittsburg, lower 80s in antioch and in brentwood. 79 degrees in livermore. upper 70s in danville and san ramon. and the closer you get to the bay, temperatures start to back off a bit. mid-70s in oakland, 56 degrees in alameda. 68 in hayward, 65 in alameda. temperatures a lot like yesterday, one or two degrees shy. the only difference, these temperatures are still cooler than average. mid-70s in napa and sonoma. lower 70s in petaluma, upper 60s in novato and san rafael and the lower 60s in sausalito, san francisco, can't forget mill valley with 68 for the afternoon. seven-day forecast, cooler than
average today and tomorrow. heck, we're cooler than average all week. wednesday and thursday temperatures will go up a bit. but they don't stick around for long. that mini warmup is what i'm calling it. temperatures fall back down friday, saturday and sunday. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> thank you. let's take a check of today's top stories. a section of the pipeline that exploded in san bruno last week is heading to washington. it will be inspected at the national transportation safety board's lab. meanwhile, the california public utilities commission has ordered pg&e to inspect all its gas lines in the state. sarah shourd could be set free from an iranian prison as soon as today. her lawyer in tehran says he is waiting for word that bail of a half million dollars has been paid. iran's judiciary said yesterday the 32-year-old shourd can be released on health grounds if that bail is paid. and this morning drivers will see you in striping painted along a short section of 680. the express lane on southbound interstate 680 is set to open a
week from today. it stretches from sunol to mill piece. the lane will be free for carpools and solo drivers will be able to use it for a price. more evidence disputes a link between vaccines and autism. researchers studying 1,000 children found they had no greater exposure to a mercury preservative used in some vaccines than nonautistic kids. earlier this year, a british medical journal rescinded an article that suggested a link between it and autism. taking vitamins may not help colon cancer patients. the vitamins did not lower the chances of colorectal cancer deaths in a study. among survivors, the vitamins failed to lower the likelihood of the cancer returning. despite those findings, researchers say certain vitamins may still be helpful
in fighting off cancer. stents may not be an idea for patients over 70. researchers found the risk of having another stroke or dying doubled in elderly patients with stents compared to those who had surgery. experts believe the reason may be the arteries of older people are more easily damaged during the stenting procedure. concord residents cab get alerts from the police department on computers and cell phones. it a new notification system notifying people about road closures, missing people and fugitives and special events. sign up through concord's website. they will get the messages from email, text messages or both. time is 5:49. >> coming up, rained out but not washed out. the men's final in the u.s. open. when it will be played after yesterday's rainout.
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three preseason and then, eh -- >> look at you. you're very sports knowledgeable. yesterday, both the oakland raiders and san francisco 49ers lost on the road. the raiders were pounded in tennessee. oakland's new quarterback jason campbell was sacked four times and threw an interception. the titans won 38-13. in seattle the seahawks beat the 9ers 31-6. san francisco only managed to convert one-third down out of 15 tries. what happened? it was a tough game. >> did you watch it? >> just a little bit of it. the san francisco giants won three out of four games in san francisco. great news yesterday, 6-1 win moving the giants into a tie with the padres at the top of the national league west. giants centerfielder andres torres is out for about two weeks after an emergency appendectomy though. and in oakland, the as losing to the boston red sox 5-3
yesterday. all right. the men's final of the u.s. open tennis tournament has been postpone for the third year. rafael nadal and novak -- >> novak djokovic. >> was supposed to play yesterday. it kept raining in new york forcing the powers that be to call off the event. it's scheduled this afternoon at 1:00 our time and it can still be seen, of course, right here on cbs 5. >> and want to let you know, if it interferes with any of the soap operas, we will make it up to you. because we always get a lot of calls. >> and e-mails. >> soap opera fans. four-legged and two legged animals, races in nevada over the weekend. >> in virginia city, jockeys rode camels as well as zebras and ostriches. never seen this before. one jockey admitted the animals
went in whatever direction they wanted. this is the 51st annual event. more than 5,000 spectators attended this year. i love ostriches. >> did you ever see the family robinson when they are having the race, the old one, and he is riding the ostrich and zebra? that looked like fun. i don't think it's very comfortable though. >> just doesn't look right. >> no thank you. [ laughter ] the publish of the "new york times" says the company will stop printing the newspaper someday. instead, it's going to charge people to read it online. and that brings to us our question of the day. >> all right. would you rather read the paper in print or online? kim on facebook says, i read mine online to save fuel and trees. >> then there is david who says i read both online and print. there are times i don't want to be looking at a computer screen. >> kevin from fairfield says, i would much rather read the news online. the newspapers stacking up in my driveway looks very tacky after a week. i have the same problem. it collects and then, you know, recycle it or find a
corner to put it in. >> clip the coupons. >> exactly. >> especially on sunday. >> true. >> got to clip out the coupons. . >> we have some trouble on the roads. bart delays up to 30 minutes major delays, equipment problem at sfo and millbrae. so this is affecting eastbound trains. if you want to use the freeway 101 and 280 looking nice along the peninsula right now. no troubles 101 as you work your way into san francisco. do we have a live shot here of 680? a paving project. first stretch of striping is finished on the 680 express lanes. drivers might notice a double solid white line. live look at 680 near washington. two new exit and entry points. heads up, it doesn't mean the express lanes are open. this is only for carpool use until next monday so no tolls will be charged this week through that area but again it
is only for carpools. here's tracy with the traffic. >> thank you. the weekend was nice today, yeah it's going to be nice too. here's a look at what we are expecting. lower 80s inland with plenty of sunshine. a few more clouds the closer to the bay with highs in the mid- 60s and definitely clouds at the coast with a few breaks of sunshine with highs in the lower 60s. no major changes into tomorrow. wednesday and thursday a mini warmup. friday through sun cooling down again. we have a mypix photo. i love animals because of course i'm an animal lover. if you have a cute picture, go to cbs5.com and upload it. we need a good cat photo. >> i'll find one. >> we have gotten the
dogs. my cat is the queen. 5:57. coming up in the next half hour, will she be freed soon? what iran wants in exchange for releasing one of the three uc- berkeley hikers. and some families have been allowed to return to their homes in the san bruno neighborhood destroyed by an explosion. but the investigation is only beginning. we'll have the latest for you coming up live next. when it comes to veterans, no one fights harder than jerry mcnerney. when some vets were forced to turs for care, mcnerney fought for a new v.a. medical facility, and won. mcnerney took on washington gridlock, to improve care for vets with traumatic brain injuries. his plan became law. that's why vfw state commander dave norris endorsed mcnerney. i'm jerry mcnerney, and i'm honored to approve this message. thanks, dad.