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service. good morning. it's thursday, the 23rd of september. i'm elizabeth wenger. >> i'm sydnie kohara. good morning, everyone. your time coming up on 5:00. want to let you know there are some road closures in the area of that gas leak that we just mentioned so let's go to gianna franco with the latest on that. gianna. >> reporter: good morning. yeah, it's definitely going to affect your drive as you work your way through orinda. this is not far from the orinda bart station. moraga way between northwood and brookwood. that's where camino pablo turns into moraga at camino encinas. there are closures around that area. very closed to highway 24. you may have to go around and access 24 from the north side of the freeway or use hidden valley on- and off-ramps. this is close to the orinda bart. give yourself some extra time. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, gianna. temperatures today slightly warmer. lower 80s from concord to
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livermore, upper 70s in san jose, 74 in oakland, 69 in san francisco. 80s napa to santa rosa. hot temperatures in store for the weekend. i have your seven-day forecast in just a few moments. back to you. >> thank you. ever since the deadly san bruno gas pipe explosion, a lot of people have been very jumpy about pipes in their area. now we're hearing about the third gas leak in the bay area in the last 24 hours. let's go to pg&e -- excuse me, pg&e right now trying to cap a gas line break in downtown orinda. anne makovec is there where there were some evacuations overnight. anne joins us by phone. >> reporter: yeah, they started evacuations but quickly realized the situation wasn't as serious as they originally thought and they called off the evacuation. two blocks of moraga way closed down right now in downtown orinda. pg&e is working to get a gas line repaired. it's a two inch gas line. they originally thought it was
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six inches and that's why they started an evacuation process at midnight. the line was broken at 11:30 last night. independent contractors working for the city hit the line with a backhoe as they were trying to expand some of the pedestrian walkways here in downtown orinda. you can smell the natural gas. we have been driving around the area. i'm at the bart platform here in orinda and you can smell the natural gas. but i have been assured by the fire chief that this is not a dangerous situation, that they are confident that the gas that is being released into the air is not at a level that would cause the public any danger. but i'm not planning on lighting any matches anytime soon, sydnie. >> can't you go online and find out where these gas lines are when third party construction crews are in the area digging? >> yeah. they are supposed to make sure they are not digging in any sort of area that contains gas lines bus when you're looking
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at these little 2" feeder lines and that's what this was, comparatively it was a 30" transmission line that blew in san bruno. this is a very small line. those run all over the place. this is just one little line going to a couple of downtown businesses. so it's, you know, if you look at the game of odds, it would be -- it's difficult to avoid that. >> sure. but again, there were evacuations but now it's not considered a dangerous situation at this point? >> yeah. that's right. they were planning on evacuating 14 homes and that was around midnight. they only got around to evacuating one before they realized that the situation just was able to be contained to the two block area of downtown orinda and they called off the evacuations. >> all right. anne, thank you very much. our reporter anne makovec on the scene of that 2" gas pipe rupture in orinda but apparently, everything is going to be okay there. thank you, anne. now in hayward a ruptured
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gas line caused confusion on the first day of class at cal state east bay. construction crews there broke the pipe just before 8:00 a.m. yesterday morning. no one was evacuated but students got emergency text messages telling them what happened. pg&e closed the road, capped the leak, leading to massive traffic jams getting on campus. in millbrae a six of el camino real, a construction crew accidentally hit a 2" pipeline in that situation. no one was hurt. el camino real was closed but re-opened by 8:00 p.m. last night. a big clean-up project is about to begin in san bruno. today san bruno county crews are ready to begin hauling away the charred debris left behind after the pipeline explosion and fire. here's live look at the fire scene right there. heavy equipment.
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the goal is to clear all the debris so the rebuilding can begin. >> there is no cost to the home owners other than we would be approaching insurance companies and going to their policy and if that doesn't cover the county exploring other funding options. >> if i want to do it myself? >> you have to pay for the whole thing. >> crews sprayed water on the street and burned homes yesterday to keep wind from blowing toxics duff away from the sea. >> the death toll jumped to 7. the san mateo county coroner's office confirmed yesterday that gregory bullis, his mother and son died in the blast. in other news, a.c. transit riders facing more severe cuts effective in december. the a.c. transit board voting unanimously last week to cut nearly half of weekend service 2/3 of the overnight lines to
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save more than $11 million. >> you better have a good explanation. >> it's unavoidable in the sense that our financial level is such that we can't afford to do otherwise. >> i really don't know how i would get home and back. >> you got blind people. you got people on crutches. you got all kinds of people out there who need help. and you talking about cutting. i bet none of you don't put your [ indiscernible ] i bet you drive. so why can't you do what you are supposed to do and take care of the people that need your help? >> this will be the third time this year that a.c. transit has reduced services to save money. several city managers in california are raking in the dough. survey results show that at least 20 city managers in the state receive more than $300,000 a year in pay an benefits, some here in the bay
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area. the survey also found that some cities offered managers unusual perks like home loans. the report was released by the state assembly a day after eight public officials in the city of bell were charged with corruption. they are accused of stealing more than $5 million in taxpayer money to pad their salaries. president obama will address the u.n. general assembly in new york today. he is expected to defend efforts to advance mideast peace and to fight nuclear threats in iran and north korea. this will be the president's second address to world leaders this week. yesterday he spoke at a u.n. anti-poverty summit. president obama will also meet privately with the leaders of five countries including china, japan and colombia. the first portion of healthcare reform takes effect today. parents can now keep their adult children on their health insurance plans until age 26. also, coverage for children with pre-existing conditions cannot be denied. no longer lifetime limits on
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essential benefits like hospital stays. let's check weather and traffic. gianna good morning. >> good morning. we are going to start off in orinda where we're keeping our eye on the street closures due to the broken gas line. moraga way is closed between camino pablo and brookwood. making it hard to access the on- and off-ramps on eastbound 24. so if you are trying to do that use acalanes as an alternate. not too far from the bart orinda station. eastbound 80 stalled vehicle in the right lane. you can see a little yellow on the screen, traffic sluggish on the skyway there. bay bridge itself checking in problem-free. metering lights are off. no there's as you can see at the toll plaza, everything looks nice this morning. and mass transit is on time. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. >> hey, thanks, gianna. well, our forecast for this morning, heading out the door, here's what you can expect. patchy fog inland with mostly clear skies, partly cloudy conditions with low clouds
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along the bay and also along the coastline. for the afternoon, temperatures today warmer, sunny skies, warmer conditions, up to the mid-80s inland. mid-70s around the bay with mild temperatures and mostly sunny conditions expected along the coastline from 64 to 67 degrees. today, we warm up, tomorrow even more and the weekend is going to be hot. i have your weekend temperatures coming up. all right. thank you, tracy. time now 5:09. up next, a baby formula recall because of insect parts. >> also ahead the routine one cheerleading coach is accused of performing to raise funds for herself. >> what's in a name? the east bay bart station that may soon be called something else. cheerleading coach, charged ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning. a broken gas line in orinda may cause some troubles for your drive especially if you are trying to get to 24. details on that coming up. all right. we'll check in, in a little bit. thanks, gianna. a san francisco state cheerleading coach charged with embezzling nearly $20,000 from her squad to go on a spending spree. ashlee star haley was elected to head up the gator squad a year and a half ago. she collected $1,000 apiece from club members to pay for cheerleading equipment but the cheerleaders say the gear never materialized. >> she ended up using all this money for her personal use, fora trip to las vegas, for expenses there, to pay her rent, to pay food, for entertainment, et cetera, those kind of things. >> wow. well, haley has been released on bail. her attorney says his client has no criminal record and is innocent of all charges. millions of containers of
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baby formula are being recalled because they could be contaminated with piece of insects. a brand of similac infant formula the voluntary recall affects up to 5 million powder formulas sold in the u.s., puerto rico, guam and some caribbean countries. liquid formula similac not included in the recall t comes in various sizes of plastic contain, and cans. abbott laboratories says the products may contain small beetles or larvae which could cause stomach ache and digestion problems. now, consumers can enter container lot numbers online. these container lot numbers are found on the cans -- to see if they have products that are part of the recall. the name of an east bay bart station could change. the bart board of directors expected to vote today on whether to change the name of pleasant hill station to pleasant hill contra costa county center. the cococounty redevelopment
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authority has asked bart to change the name. it's part of the transit village center. it would cost more than $400,000 to make changes to things like maps, train schedules and the website. the pleasant hill city council passed a resolution five years ago against the change. all right. a sign of the changing times. you can kind of see this one coming. blockbuster video has now filed for bankruptcy protection while it reorganizes. a video rental business just a moment that leads us to our question of the day. how do you watch movies at home now? do you rent videos? >> no. i can't remember. >> tivo something? directv? >> what do you do? >> tivo usually. we have directv so if i can remember to actually... >> right. >> or i sit there and i go around and just flip channels until i find something that i want to watch. i'm not a big tv watcher. >> i do dvr. i just watched breakfast club for the first time yesterday.
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fell asleep so obviously didn't keep my attention. >> you were even born when breakfast club came out? that's a joke. [ laughter ] send yours comments to or post your answers on our facebook page. we're also on twitter. i do have to say every time breakfast at tiffany's comes on, i have to watch it. >> i wasn't around then. >> and my husband cannot tear his away from the die-hard movies. >> i don't have a guy at home. just chick flicks at my house. >> you see a good movie and watch it over and over again. >> my favorite, "dirty dancing." the time now is 5:15. the cost of your coffee habit is going up. >> i don't want to hear about this. we need our coffee. we'll tell you though why starbucks says it has to raise prices. temperatures going to be rising over the course of the next couple of days. today we are warming up and by the weekend, hot temperatures in the 90s. here's a look outside toward the bay bridge this morning. a few clouds out there but not a whole lot of fog the first day of fall.
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camino pablo and brookwood making it hard to access the on- and off-ramps to eastbound 24 so you will have to detour around brookwood to get to the freeway or use acalanes as an alternate. we have a news crew on scene that will continue to bring us more information. other trouble spots we have a stalled out vehicle reported eastbound 80 at 7th street. it's off to the right shoulder. light delays across the skyway. bay bridge toll plaza no problems, no delays, metering lights are off. golden gate bridge no problems. everything clear out of marin county. remember our radio partners, kcbs 740-am and 106.9-fm. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, gianna. forecast for the day, walking out the door, mostly clear with some patchy fog expected inland. partly cloudy and a few low clouds around the bay and low clouds expected for the coastline with temperatures in the mid-40s to the lower to the mid-50s. this afternoon sunshine, warmer temperatures, up to the mid- 80s. sunshine and mild temperatures
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around the bay to the mid-70s. and the upper 60s at the coast with mostly sunny skies expected. temperatures today, 78 in santa clara. 79 in cupertino. these temperatures are warmer than yesterday. 75 in mountain view and redwood city. mid-60s at the coast. not as breezy as yesterday. temperatures from the mid-80s in antioch and brentwood. lower 80s in danville, dublin, mid-80s in pleasanton, and the mid-70s in san leandro, oakland. 70 berkeley. these temperatures today are actually close to what it typically feels like this team of the year. we always talk about our average highs? this is it. 80 in sonoma and napa and petaluma. this is what it normally feels like as you move into fall. 75 in san rafael, 76 san anselmo, near 70 in sausalito and san francisco. so as we move into fall, what does fall have in store for the bay area? ya. you're going to see to see this to believe it. friday in the lower 90s for the
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weekend. mid- to upper 90s inland. lower to the mid-80s around the bay. mid-70s at the coast. near 100 degrees monday and tuesday in the hottest spots. mid-70s at the coast. we are moving into the weekend, so in saturday is the italian festival. north beach, san francisco, sunny, warm, 80. the pope street blues festival this weekend saturday and sunday. sunny and warm in san francisco. should be a beautiful event. weather is going to be amazing. 80 degrees expected. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> thank you. 80 in san francisco. love it. all right. here's a look at this morning's top stories. a gas leak could cause some traffic problems in downtown orinda this morning. a road construction crew broke a 2" gas line at moraga way at 11:30 last night. no fire, no evacuations, and no one was hurt. crews are working to repair the
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line. crews will begin removing debris from san bruno. the goal is to clear rubble and toxins to get the site prepared for rebuilding. a.c. transit is cutting more service beginning in december. the transit agency's board voted unanimously for those reductions to save $11 million. the cuts will eliminate overnight and weekend routes. >> the cost of your tall frappucino at starbucks is going up. the world peace largest coffee chain says it's raising -- the world's largest coffee chain says it's raising prices on drinks because of a continuing increase in the price of raw coffee beans. starbucks says the hikes will mainly affect big and labor- intensive drinks. you know, the people who come in and want the foamy whipped cream double la-la-la. >> exactly. >> most of the basic coffee and espresso drink prices will stay the same. so stick to the basics. >> stick to that tall coffee. that's what i always get. down but not out.
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i'm sydnie kohara. eth wenger. good morning. it is thursday, the 23rd of september. 5:30. i'm sydnie kohara. >> i'm elizabeth wenger. it is the third gas leak in the bay area in the last 24 hours. pg&e definitely trying to cap a gas line break in downtown orinda. anne makovec is in orinda, where even overnight some business have been evacuated. is that right, anne reporter: two blocks of businesses have been evacuated. [ signal breakup ] up wind from the area that the gas leak has gone on and the two block area of downtown orinda now blocked off. pg&e is currently digging in three areas to crimp that line and make sure they get that
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taken care of. they're hoping to do that by 6:15. we're talking about a two-block area of moraga way that is closed down between camino pablo and brookwood in downtown. pg&e continues to work to get that gas line repaired as they have since about midnight last night. it's a 2" gas line broken about 11:30 last night as independent contractors working for the city hit the line with a backhoe. those contractors then apparently left their truck and bolted out of the area after they broke it and pg&e had some delay getting to the break because of that. the situation is less dangerous than officials first thought. at around midnight they started evacuating 14 homes near northwood and south wood but then realized that the pipe was small and that that was unnecessary. just a 2" feeder line going to a couple of downtown businesses with less than 50 pounds of pressure. so it is much smaller in comparison, a much slower leak
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than we saw in san bruno with the 30" transmission line. but the line does continue to release natural gas into the air here in orinda. >> we have reports that people are smelling the odor of natural gas, you know, to the north of the incident and the wind blowing in that direction. we have taken several readings and we're very, very confident that the areas we have evacuated are the only areas that need to be evacuated. >> reporter: and the areas evacuated two blocks of downtown businesses. nobody was there at the time. but there are a couple of morning hot spots, pete's coffee, they had to turn away a truck distributor this morning and o nations is a very popular breakfast spot. so they are hoping to have the gas line fixed by 6:15 and allow the businesses to get back to normal. >> can you still smell it? >> reporter: yes. you can definitely smell it here. i also have heard that you can smell it from the moraga
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theater. >> all right. thank you, anne makovec live for us in orinda this morning. may affect getting onto east- and westbound 24 in that area as well so we'll check in with gianna franco in a little bit. in hayward, a ruptured gas line there caused confusion on the first day of classes at cal state east bay. construction crews broke the pipe just before 8:00 a.m. yesterday. no one was evacuated. but students did get emergency text messages telling them what happened. pg&e closed a road while it capped that leak. that led to massive traffic jams, unfortunately, getting into campus. and in millbrae, a section of el camino real is back open after a gas leak there. both directions were closed from east millbrae avenue to la cruz avenue during the evening commute last night. construction crews there hit a 2" pipeline. no one was hurt. el camino real opened by 8:00 p.m. last night. for frustration for a.c. transit riders. it's going to be harder to get around the east bay on a bus starting in december.
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a.c. transit directors voted unanimously last night to cut nearly half of the agency's weekend service 2/3 of the overnight lines. it is a move to save more than $11 million. >> you better damn well have a good explanation. >> it's unavoidable in the sense that our financial level is we can't afford to do otherwise. >> i don't know how i'll get home and back. >> you got blind people. you got people on crutches. you got all kinds of people out there who need help. and you talking about cutting. i bet you none of you don't put your mercedes in the garage. i bet you drive them. so why you can't do what you're supposed to do and take care of the people need your help? >> a.c. transit and its operators union still trying to agree on a new contract but no new talks are scheduled. time now 5:34. gianna franco has been monitoring the road closures in the orinda area with that gas
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lin break. >> reporter: it's going to affect your drive trying to access eastbound 24. so your best bet in the meantime is to avoid the area or go around brookwood, moraga way closed between camino pablo brookwood. travel around brookwood and get on eastbound 24, not affecting connectors to westbound 24 or bart in the area. try to avoid it otherwise. we have an accident in pleasanton south 680 after sunol. couple of cars and big rig in a wreck. you can see delays on the southbound side. a tree down in castro valley southbound lanes of crow canyon closed around castro valley boulevard so give yourself some extra time through that area, as well. and we have roadwork on 101. northbound between oyster point and south san francisco various lanes will be closed until 6:00 a.m. use 380 to 280 to avoid the mess. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your
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forecast. hey, thanks, gianna. we are calling it day one of the warmup. yes, we are moving into a warming trend. take a look. concord yesterday at 74 degrees. 72 in san jose. 70 degrees in san rafael. 62 in san francisco. well, today 82 in concord. that's 8 degrees warminger. 77 in san jose. 75 in san rafael and 69 degrees in san francisco. we'll take a look at some more bay area cities, here they go. fairfield today 81. 58 in antioch. 75 in hayward. 78 in santa clara. 85 in antioch, 69 san francisco, lower 80s in sonoma and santa rosa. today is day one. by the weekend the mid-90s. and by monday, 100 degrees. we'll take a closer look at the temperatures and your seven-day forecast coming up. back to you. >> thank you. new details have emerged in how a veteran motorcycle cop in san jose tried to make a false arrest of a teenager. it happened in the cambrian neighborhood on august 306789 the teenager's lawyer says the connecticut fronted the teen's
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parents at their front door. he was apparently upset that the boy had been fooling around with his 14-year-old stepdaughter, then went into the house. >> then they heard a thud sounding like a body hitting the floor. the son is leaning back, he has hands behind his back and sort of with his back up against the sofa. and the officer is about two feet away from him, towering over him, with his right hand on his duty weapon. >> if he is charged with a felony false imprisonment, which is restraining someone's liberty under the color of authority or by force, that's a serious felony and that officer would not be able to continue on as a police officer if he is convicted of that. >> right now, that accused cop faces no charges. but he is on paid administrative leave pending the out come a criminal investigation. san leandro police are looking for a man who pro tended to be a police officer and robbed a woman. the woman was walking along east 14th street when a man
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jumped out of an suv in what investigators call a tactical police uniform. this is on tuesday. police say the man told her to freeze and then put her in handcuffs. he looked through her wallet before letting her g after he drove off, the woman realized she was missing $200. meg whitman wants to be governor of california. but it may be a tough sell in fresno. she told the "mercury news," quote, fresno looks like detroit. it's awful. her campaign says the comment wasn't a slam at the half million people who live in fresno, only that she was talking about the city's economic problems. for the first time in two months, jerry brown has crept ahead of meg whitman in the race for governor. the lead is only three points and that's within the margin of error. "survey u.s.a." taking that poll before whitman's comments about fresno. in the senate race, barbara boxer is pulling ahead. 49% support her compared to 43%
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for carly fiorina. in 90 minutes from now, president barack obama will deliver his second address to the united nations general assembly. as randall pinkston reports, the president is expected to could a wide range of international issues. >> reporter: president obama is expected to use today's u.n. speech to remind the world and americans of how far his administration has come. in front of nearly 200 global leaders, he will highlight america's progress in iraq and afghanistan and promote u.s. efforts to kick-start the world economy. the president will defend his attempt to jump-start mideast peace talks by saying, quote, if an agreement is not reached, palestinians will never know the pride and dignity that comes with their own state. israelis will never know the certainty and security that comes with sovereign and stable neighbors. also high on the agenda, slowing the spread of nuclear weapons. >> i think he is going to try to keep the world on board to
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make sure that both iran and north korea are shunned for their defiance of the nonproliferation treaty. >> reporter: but the president is not expected to just talk about his administration's achievements. he will also likely span on the wider goals of his administration. >> put simply, the united states is change the way we do business. >> reporter: at a u.n. antipoverty summit wednesday the president unveiled new rules for foreign aid. he vowed to help poorer nations, help themselves, rather than just spending money on short-term relief. >> let me be clear. the united states of america has been and will remain the global leader in providing assistance. we will not abandon those who depend on us for life-saving help. >> reporter: but with america's own poverty rate at an all-time high, he still is under intense pressure to keep america's economic problems his priority. at the united nations, randall pinkston, cbs 5. the first portion of healthcare reform takes effect
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today. parents can now keep their adult children on their health insurance plans until age 26. also coverage for children with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied. plus, there are no longer lifetime limits on essential benefits like hospital stays. republicans though are promising to repeal the president's healthcare overhaul. that's part of the pledge to america the gop lawmakers plan to unveil today. it is a 21-page document aimed at helping republicans win more elections in november. and there are also calls to stop the president's stimulus program and to cut down on taxes and government regulation. the gop plan is due at at 7:00 a.m. our time. time now 5:41. up next, what kids can do to help make them smarter. >> also ahead, how much alameda county spent to send the johannes mehserle trial to los angeles. ,, ,,,,,,,, [ jogging ]
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good morning from the traffic center. we continue to monitor the situation in orinda where moraga way is closed between camino pablo and brookwood due to a broken gas line. eastbound 24 access is restricted so detour around brookwood over to 24. you should not have any problems getting on the freeway through that area. westbound 24 unaffected. we'll continue to bring you live updates from the scene. if you're working your way south 680 at sunol boulevard we have an accident involving a big rig and delivery truck. all the activity is on the right shoulder. looks like delays are a little bit better through that portion just some slight spectator slowing as you approach the area. northbound 880 stevens creek the on-ramp possibly blocked due to an accident. most of your south bay freeways checking in problem-free. here's a live look at 280 northbound. no delays still dark out there
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but you can see those headlights traveling north and overall traffic is moving well through the portion. new accident westbound 4. traffic is slowing down just a bit westbound headed through the antioch area. bay bridge toll plaza lights off at the toll plaza, everything light approaching the pay gates. mass transit problem-free. no delays for bart, ace, muni or caltrain. everything is moving on time this morning. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, gianna. our forecast for this morning, you're walking out the door, mostly clear conditions with some patchy fog. that's well inland. partly cloudy conditions with low clouds around the bay and a few low clouds along the coastline. temperatures for the morning from the mid-40s inland where we don't have a lot of clouds, pretty cool, to the upper 50s. this afternoon, sunshine and we are warming up. mid-70s to the mid-80s. sunshine and mild temperatures around the bay to the mid-70s. to the upper 60s at the coastline with mostly sunny skies. going to be a nice day.
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75 in union city, 78 santa clara, 75 mountain view, 74 san mateo, and the mid-60s at the coast just to name a few. east bay location today mid-80s in pittsburg and brentwood, also down in pleasanton. and temperatures in the lower 80s from concord to pleasant hill to walnut creek. just along the bay here, 70 berkeley 74 in oakland and alameda. north bay locations today, getting in on the warmup. lower 80s from fairfield to sonoma to petaluma. mid-70s in san rafael and san anselmo. 64 in stinson beach. speaking of the beach, that's where you're going to want to head this weekend as we warm up to near 100 degrees inland and temperatures near 70 degrees in sausalito and in san francisco. did she just say 100 degrees? yeah, i just said that! we're warming up friday. take a look at the weekend. mid- to upper 90s well inland. lower to the mid-80s around the bay and mid-70s force the coast. and we get even hotter monday and tuesday.
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triple-digit highs. we will remain pretty warm, pretty hot, moving into the middle of next week. as we move into the weekend, a couple of days away, there is the art and wine festival this saturday and sunday in saratoga. sunny, hot, mid-90s. you're going to need to pace yourself. and the fall arts festival going on, old mill park in mill valley, sunny and warm, temperatures in the mid-80s this weekend. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> thank you. 5:47. here's a check of today's top stories. pg&e crews hope to get latest gas leak in the bay area capped within a few minutes. a contractor broke a 2" gas line in downtown orinda late last night. there is no fire and a few evacuees have been allowed to return home. the big clean-up this morning begins in san bruno. crews will clear away burned cars and other debris from the gas line explosion and fire that happened there two weeks ago. and the video rental chain blockbuster is filing for
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bankruptcy. the company says it's going to keep its stores and kiosks open though as it reorganizes. blockbuster has been losing money for years as more americans rent dvds from netflix or watch streaming video off the internet. in medical news, the food and drug administration has approved the first pill to treat multiple sclerosis. it's called jelana and helps reduce relapses. but the drug does have potential side effects including risk of sudden heart irregularity. so patients are advised to take their first dose under a doctor's supervision. all right. well, family dinner plays an important role in keeping teenagers off illegal drugs. new research finds teens with dinner with their families at least three times a week are less likely to try marijuana and drink alcohol or smoke. experts believe frequent dinners reduce tension and allow those opportunities for teens to confide in their parents about serious issues. exercise does more for
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children than just keep them fit t also makes them smarter. researchers at the university of illinois scanned the brains of dozens of kids nine and ten years old and in more active kids, the section of the brain that controls memory and intelligence was larger. scientists believe kids who start exercising at a very young age often do better in school. the same goes for adults, i think. >> i think so, too. alameda county prosecutors spent more than $100,000 during the trial of a bart officer who shut and killed an unarmed passenger. that's according to the "contra costa county times." the newspaper reports that while former bart officer johannes mehserle was in court in los angeles, prosecutors spent $25,000 on airfare and $55,000 or lodging. the total bill for the d.a. to try mehserle came to more than $144,000. mehserle was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for the shooting of 22-year-old oscar grant on an oakland train
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platform. time now is 5:49. [overlapping speakers] >> sorry. >> go for it. >> the bay area companies getting honored today from the white house. >> and also we know about the iceburg. we have seen the movie. but what happened before and after the titanic hit? it has been a family secret until now. its doomed voyage: a family hi! welcome to come on in, and i'll give you a free quote. quote and compare in about 8 minutes. now, that's progressive. call or click today. can cause coma andider's even death. the african black mamba can kill a man with one bite. but there's an even deadlier predator cigarettes, produced by big tobacco,
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which take a life every six point five seconds.
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story about what sank the titanic. nearly a century following its doomed voyage a family secret apparently challenges the story about what actually sank the titanic. the granddaughters a senior officer on the ship says the man at the helm actually turned the ship toward the iceberg instead of away from it. she claims it was because of
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confusion over steering orders. up until now, historians believe that the titanic was going too fast and couldn't turn away from the iceberg in time. another problem? after impact, the chairman of the white star line that's the company that ran the ship gave the order to keep sailing. and that most likely caused titanic to sink faster. so how come senior officer never told anyone? the granddaughter says admitting human error would have been lawsuits, the end of the white star line and the end of his job. two bay area business owners will be in washington today to accept a freedom award from the defense department. the honor goes to companies and government agencies who have given support to employees serving in the national guard and reserves. this year's recipients include bill bragg of bragg plumbing and brad smith of mountain view. award win, also include the city of irvine's police department and hawaii state
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government. >> congratulations to them. forbes magazine has released its list of the richest individuals in america. now, the top three remain unchanged from last year. i bet you can name them. microsoft founder bill gates first with a net worth estimated at $54 billion. warren buffett second with 45 billion. and then the bay area's oracle ceo larry ellison is third with $27 billion. the youngest member of the forbes 400 club? facebook founder mark zuckerberg. he has a fortune of nearly $7 billion. elizabeth only 26 years old. >> amazing. >> need to start something. [ laughter ] >> how do they do that? amazing. >> you can do it. a sign of the changing times. blockbuster video has filed for bankruptcy. video rentals just not the business it used to be, which leads us to our question of the day. how do you watch movies at home now? anthony writes: that's the one in the grocery stores. i always wanted to try that.
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>> i see people at it all the time. >> michael says: >> i don't have netflix but i should. stephanie writes: >> i actually went in one a couple of months ago. they have so much food. i was thinking they had more food than movies. >> they put it right where you stand in line, too. >> candy, popcorn, everything. >> exactly. send your comments to or post your answers on our facebook page. we're also on twitter. time now 5:55. anna, how do you watch your movie? >> hey, you know, we're all about netflix and the red box at our house. in fact, every time we get the kids into the grocery stores like go pick your red box and we'll get the milk, on the way out. a dollar a day. so overall a good idea. bay bridge gooded this this morning. no delays to report at the pay gates. metering lights are off, everything free-flowing through
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the east bay through that portion. we are still dealing with a closure though of moraga way closed between camino pablo and brookwood due to a broken gas line in orinda. we'll continue to bring updates on that. but right now accessing eastbound 24 may be tough so look for detours around brookwood to get you to the freeway with no trouble spots. westbound 4 at somersville cars in the center divide. traffic slow and go through that area. typical through antioch. westbound 580 on the brakes between grant line and greenville. tracy, did you say 100 degrees? >> i said 100 degrees! all summer long we have been asking for summer. it came flirting with us from time to time. here it is right now in fall. 85 degrees today in our warmest spots. the 70s around the bay and the upper 60s at the coastline. warm conditions, hot temperatures in store friday, saturday, sunday monday and tuesday. you may want to head to the coastline with temperatures in the mid-70s. it will be pretty warm and
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hot. this sunday, antiques and collectibles at candlestick park, san francisco, sunny and warm, temperatures 80 degrees. hey, that's nice weather for some good antiquing. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> thank you. >> i think that's our high five tomorrow, too. >> good. >> we'll check in with gianna. all right. it is 5:57. in the next half hour, cheerleading coach in handcuffs. the shady routine she is accused of and why her squad is now in shambles. angry riders lash out at a.c. transit as that agency announces more cuts in its bus service. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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greed. the wealthiest corporations. billions in profits and bonuses. and the sacramento politicians just gave these same corporations a new billion dollar handout... paid for by cuts to education and public safety with no guarantee of creating one new job. but we can change this by voting yes on proposition 24. prop 24 repeals the billion dollar giveaway and protects our schools and communities. yes on prop 24. it's time to give us a break... not the big corporations. da... after a cons pg&e crews at this hour trying to cap a natural gas leak in orinda after a construction crew hit the 2" pipeline. we'll have live update from the east bay. plus, the clean-up begins this morning at the site of


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