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gate. and some parts of the bay seeing some heavy showers. we'll tell you what this means for the rest of the weekend. >> now we are going to head to the bay bridge and in just a few hours the final piece of the new eastern span will be put in place. here's the 0-1 pitch, renteria -- launches one into left. down the line into the corner! edgar renteria goes deep, 1-0 san francisco! >> they are halfway there. the giants heading to texas after stomping, and that's a good word, stomping the rangers 9-0 yesterday. incredible. good morning, everyone. it is friday, the 29th of october. i'm sydnie kohara. >> good morning to you, i'm juliette goodrich. it's 5:00. the rain is expected to be steady all morning. we saw it on our drive in. tracy humphrey has a check ourr weather. >> good morning. definitely came in overnight so a lot of standing water out there. hi-def doppler, we are going to move in closer and show you who
is picking up the bulk of it now. moderate to heavy rainfall moving in through petaluma, san rafael, mill valley, you have green and yellow is heavier rain. san francisco light rainfall. we have moderate to heavy rainfall moving into oakland and hayward. this morning, cloudy, rainfall inland, rainfall around the bay, and rainfall along the coast. temperatures this morning mild, lower 50s to near 60. rainfall for the morning, showers expected for the afternoon and the weekend, i know, weekend forecast more rain could be expected as well. we'll look at the weekend in a few moment. here's elizabeth with your traffic. >> thank you, tracy. we have already gotten several reports of spinouts. chp is working moshe a dozen different accidents in the bay area and reports of flooding,
as well. one of our biggest problems the highway 4 bypass shut down in both directions between lonetree way and sand creek road in brentwood. highway 4, brentwood boulevard is open and you can see traffic is fine through antioch. reports every flooding southbound 280 on the ramp to southbound 101. tends to flood in that area. outside, you can see how slick the roads are. so far light traffic across the golden gate bridge but this is the morning where you want to give yourself some extra time. we already have a lot of accidents popping up and more continue as i check the chp reports. back to you. >> thank you. a new bridge tower is rising above san francisco bay
getting taller by the day. anne makovec is on treasure island checking the work that's supposed to be finished today. reporter: good morning. it is scheduled to be finished today but it's raining so we're not sure if they are going to complete the work today as scheduled. we're still waiting for some sort of official word on that but as of last night the work son. it's all going on behind me here as you can see. the bay bridge taking shape. the brand-new bay bridge as it's going to be. that is the tower you are looking at right now that lit- up piece. the fourth and final leg will be tipped and slid into place to join the other three legs put in this week. the work started on monday and has been going on almost around the clock this week. at 7 p.m. the third of four sections was landed and the fourth and final tower is expected to be put in at 8:30 this morning, a 16 to 20 hour procedure so if they do it caltrans reminds drives to
avoid the distraction of -- caltrans reminds drivers to avoid the distraction of watching the work. >> there was no way to screen it and we looked into it. but there was no way to put any screening out there that wouldn't cause a bigger safety risk so it was better to get the word out that we're doing this work today and if they want to know more they can go to our website. >> reporter: each piece is 100 feet tall and weighs hundreds of tons. 16 to 20 hours to lift each piece 300 feet into air and bolt it into place. it's a project on a gigantic scale. the tower is standing 525 feet tall when it's all said and done. >> we'll see if the rain impacts it at all. okay, anne makovec, thank you. this morning, the giants are heading to texas with a 2-0 lead in the world series. along with some strong
pitching, the offense came through once again. >> here's the 0-1 pitch. renteria launches one into left. down the line into the corner. edgar renteria is going deep, 1- 0 san francisco. >> oh, yeah. that was edgar renteria's first homer in six weeks. he drove in three runs last night against the rangers. the giants blow out the then blue 9-0. -- the giants blow out the men in blue 9-0. game two more exciting than game one. ask the fa . >> 9-0, yeah! [ applause and cheers ] >> some of the fans had been waiting in line since 11 a.m. to get a chance to peek through the fence at the cove for three innings. many couldn't see very much but they were just glad to be close to the action. >> glad to be out here and see the camaraderie of the bay
area! [ screaming ] >> another popular choice, bringing a seat and watching on the big tv monitors. game 3 is 3:30 tomorrow afternoon. well, one player won't be headed to texas this morning. we're learning the feds have started investigating giants outfielder jose guillen. the "new york times" says it stems from shipments of human growth hormone allegedly sent to guillen's wife who lives in the bay area. guillen has been with the giants since august. major league baseball advised the giants to keep him off the play-off roster. today a federal state briefing on the san bruno pipeline explosion hosted by congresswoman jackie speier. mark sayre reports about the town hall meeting for tonight. >> reporter: we'll have details on the town hall meeting in just a moment. first the other development is the issue of pipeline pressure. the potential that the pressure on the pipeline that runs
through the area might be increased. at the public utilities commission meeting yesterday both the puc and pg&e said the line pressures may need to be increased if there is a cold snap this winter because the line that exploded and two others are operating at just 80% of capacity under the puc order. if demand increases, it's possible that some customers like hospitals and other commercial customers could lose gas service because they are considered noncore customers. but, of course, the entire concept of increasing the pressure has residents very concerned. >> i don't want my daughter's death to go in vain and i want to continue to work account community and consider safety first. >> our top priority is always safety. we completed a thorough leak survey of all our lines on the peninsula in preparation for our work with the commission including the independent commission, president peavy and all the commissioners here to
evaluate whether or not it is safe to raise pressure. >> reporter: now, also the federal emergency management agency has denied governor schwarzenegger's appeal to get federal disaster funds to pay for the clean-up. fema has agreed to pay for 75% of the firefighting cost. they say local resources haven't been overwhelmed. that's the analysis at fema. on to this town hall meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. here in san bruno to be held at saint robert's church hosted by the city council, the ntsb which is investigating, the puc, many other agencies will be here to give residents an update on the progress here. juliette, back to you. >> we will be there, as well. thank you, mark sayre. it is 5:08. a bay area attorney takes negative campaigning to a whole new level. >> meg whitman, wow, pretty intense. >> the attack against meg whitman that's so offense ever, we can't even show it to you. plus, did you think those
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more of the same old failure from sacramento. job killer jerry brown. always more taxes, more spending, and more lost jobs. 880 through oakland, rough start to the morning commute. we have some wet roads at least one full roadway closure and a couple of traffic alerts already. we'll give you a full breakdown in your morning commute. traffic in six minutes. time now is 5:11. we have seen plenty of attack ads this fall but a well-known bay area attorney has unfurled one so offensive we can't even show it to you. tony sarah has posted a huge sign near his office containing a four-letter obscenity and the names of republicans meg
whitman and carly fiorina. it's visible from parts of broadway and kearney streets in san francisco. whitman was asked about it yesterday while campaigning in walnut creek. she believes the sign was prompted by attack ads against her. >> what i have been called in this race? i have been been called a liar, a nazi and whore. and i have run a campaign on the issues. >> the latest poll shows whitman trailing democrat jerry brown by 10 points. today carly fiorina is campaigning in several cities including a menlo park candy shop. she returned to the campaign trail yesterday after a hospital stay put her out of commission for two days. she was treated for an infection connected to post cancer surgery. fiorina says her health should not be a concern in her effort to unseat barbara boxer. and the latest poll shows boxer gaining ground. according to a field poll, she has an 8 point lead over
fiorina 49-41%. she had a five-point lead in the same poll last month. it is 5:12. the best and worst tippers in the country. see where the bay area diners land. plus, get ready for your close-up at the airport. the new patdown and why some say it's way too intrusive. and it's going to be a wet morning out there. here's a look at our hi-def doppler. rain showers moving into the north bay. some of it pretty heavy pushing into san francisco, concord, fremont, san jose. you're dry for now but the rain is on the way. the forecast is coming up. it's great. i eat anything that i want. key lime pie, pineapple upside down cake, raspberry cheesecake... ...yeah, every night its something different. oh yeah yeah...she always keeps them in the house. no no no, i've actually lost weight... i just have a high metabolism or something... ...lucky. [ wife ] babe...
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good morning. well, we cannot call this commute friday light. unfortunately, we have a lot of problems out there. one of the biggest, highway 4 bypass is closed in both directions between lone tree way and sand creek road. an overturned car some fuel spilled on the roadway. we are not sure how long that closure will be in effect but the main lines of highway 4 and brentwood boulevard are still open. fremont traffic alert in effect at least one lane is blocked northbound 880 approaching auto mall parkway. and reports of flooding especially in san francisco,
southbound 280 the ramp to southbound 101. getting several reports of flooding and several accidents. a lot of the accidents are not causing huge delays because it is so early and traffic is so light. this is another one just reported by the chp reports, as well. this is in san mateo. an injury crash northbound 101 right before the highway 92 interchange. at least one lane is blocked. and unfortunately people are still going fast out there for conditions which often unfortunately also leads to accidents. let's show you a live look at the san mateo bridge. traffic is moving well in both direction. all of our bridges so far, so good no huge delays. this is the commute direction westbound 92. should be about 13-minute drive time, looks like the drive time was updating. this is a live look at the golden gate where traffic is moving fine. they just did the lane changes, as well. mass transit is a great option for today, all on time. remember our radio partners, kcbs 740-am and 106.9-fm. get the latest traffic updates when you hit the road.
that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, elizabeth. rainfall held off for the world series which is pretty important. we don't want anything to impact that game last night. here's a look at burlingame. we got some light rainfall moving through that area causing slick roads because we did pick up some substantial rainfall close to a half inch in san francisco already. we do have quite a bit of standing water out there so bear in mind when you head out the road, slick roads, a lot of standing water and we have some heavy rainfall expected. here's a look at our hi-def doppler. and here's who's picking up what. some of the heaviest rainfall moving into the north bay so we'll move into the north bay and take a look at it. santa rosa looking at moderate to heavy rainfall illustrated by the yellow, a line of heavy rainfall moving into bodega bay illustrated by the orange and the green shows the light rainfall through sonoma and napa and also in vallejo.
also into san francisco. the yellow here showing some moderate rainfall moving into oakland, light rain showers just pushing into redwood city. san jose, fremont, milpitas and sunnyvale are dry for now. but this line of showers is moving in your direction. so this morning you're going to get pretty wet, too. forecast out the door cloudy with rainfall expected for all locations. temperatures in the lower 50s to the lower 60s. this afternoon, that widespread rainfall will taper off to scattered showers. still expecting cloudy conditions and temperatures from the upper 50s at the coast to just near 70 inland. here's a look at what's causing it. it is a frontal system that's moving towards the bay area. it will move through the bay area throughout the day. that's going to give us the rainfall today. 1.5" in the north bay tonight, half inch in the east bay, one inch in the peninsula, .75" in the santa cruz mountains and .3" in the south bay. high temperatures today from the lower 60s at the coast to the lower to the mid-60s from
oakland to concord to 70 degrees in fremont, san jose, and the lower 60s in napa and in santa rosa. seven-day forecast, rainfall today, scattered showers for saturday, with partly cloudy conditions expected. sunday a mix of sun and clouds and take a look at monday, tuesday, wednesday and thursday, plenty of sunshine expected. nice warm temperatures. looks like we could have an indian summer on the way. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> that will be a nice change after this rain for the weekend. tracy, thanks very much. 5:20. some new changes this morning to the way passengers are screened at the nation's airports. courtney dempsey is live at sacramento international airport to tell us that you'll have to prepare for more than just a patdown. good morning, courtney. reporter: good morning. i hate to say it but i think behind me there's a lot of unsuspecting people in the lines going on planes this morning because today is the first day that these new hand sliding motion go into effect as far as tsa is concerned. normally when you go in to take
a flight and security decides to pull you out to the side for the random check to go through the body scan machine, do you have the option to say that you don't want to go through the body scan and therefore you are subjected to a patdown. well, the patdown is more intrusive because of this new hand sliding technique that goes along with the traditional hand pat. they are beginning more invasive patdowns including breast and genitals and the tsa says they regularly go in, review their standard procedures and then update their screening procedures when they deem it necessary so they say now is the time that they need to update these procedures and as was before you do have the option to go to a room, have the screening done in private and it is always done by a person who is the same gender as you as far as the patdown is concerned but now you include the hand "sliding" the hand patdown. >> courtney we have our mouths open. did we hear you right, we're talking about hand sliding over your breasts and, you know,
between your legs? >> breasts and genitals, absolutely for men and women but obviously women are more concerned about this than men and they are saying that this hand sliding motion is a little "different" than the traditional hand pat. >> hm. >> i wonder what brought this about. this is going to be very intrusive and i think very offensive to travelers. >> reporter: very. >> thank you very much, courtney. >> reporter: we'll see. today's the first day. >> courtney dempsey. >> we are tired this hour. excuse me what did she just say??? a new documented try shedding light on the dark -- a new documentary shedding light on the dark side of chocolate. >> people are in denial that there could be that association. >> why human rights groups are asking you to avoid hershey's chocolate this halloween. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
choose. brew. enjoy. keurig. well, we have already picked up quite a bit of rainfall. san francisco close to six- tenths of an inch, daly city .4", tiburon .25" and el cerrito just' little more than -- a little more than .10" in el cerrito. we will continue to see rainfall for the morning. some of it heavy at times. we'll take a look at the rest
of today's forecast and how much rainfall you can expect this weekend that's all coming up. >> tracy, thanks very much. 5:25. think twice before buying hershey's chocolate for halloween at least that's the message of a new documentary. the dark side of chocolate follows a daneish journalist to cocoa farms in africa. he found children as young as 12 years old working long hours and carrying heavy loads in the ivory coast and sometimes not being paid for it. >> i think people might even be in denial that there could be that association with, you know, my child is enjoying this cadbury bar but another child his or her age halfway across the globe is not in school slaving away in a plantation to provide my child this $2 candy bar. >> the journalist says the chocolate manufacturers issued a joint statement saying, the vast majority of cocoa farms are not on the by the companies that make chocolate or supply cocoa. and we therefore don't have
direct control over cocoa farming and labor practices. how much do you tip when you go out to eat? >> well, we here in san francisco are some of the worst in the country according to zagat. >> the national average for tipping in restaurants is 19.2%. but in san francisco, it's only 18.6%. the worst tippers, got to go to hawaii. 18.4%. but i would imagine people are on vacation and, you know, they are -- >> well, also in hawaii like a burger is $20. so your bill is huge. maybe, i don't know. >> the best tippers after a couple of hurricanes in new orleans at 19.7%. >> okay so that leads to us our question of the day. why do you think some people are such bad tippers? >> i wonder what people use as their formula for tipping? i tend to overtip. i think that's a hard job. i got to put up with different folks all day long.
>> if you have been a waitress and you worked in food service, you know. it depends on the service, too. >> send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. or you can post your answers on our facebook page. we're also on twitter. 5:2. 28. court workers getting raises while their peers are being furloughed. sarah palin gives the most direct answer yet to the question whether she will run for president in 2012. >> this big construction project here behind me on the bay bridge continues today in the towers to be completed. we'll tell you what's taking so long. we'll tell you coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
the bay bridge.. today your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. caption colorado, l.l.c. up on the 4th and final tower of and this is live look at the bay bridge, a soggy live look. today construction is expected to wrap up on the fourth and final tower of the eastern span. we'll have a live report in just a minute. good morning, it is friday, october 29. i'm sydnie kohara. >> good morning to you, i'm juliette goodrich. 5:31. as we have been saying, it's a wet friday. tracy called it, parts of the bay area getting a good dose of rain. let's check in with tracy to find out where it's hitting the hardest right now. good morning. >> good morning, guys. you know, for any day. week were it to rain friday -- for any day of the week were it
to rain friday is the best one because it's almost the weekend. you can put up with rainfall even heavy. green showing light rainfall from vacaville to san francisco to san rafael. moving in closer, yellow and orange, that's what we have moderate to heavy rainfall in bodega bay and that's going to be moving towards the santa rosa area and also into inverness. a wider view of what's going on i want to show you this. this system is moving from the southwest to the northeast and it's going to be slowly pushing just to the fairfield area moving into concord. fremont, san jose, redwood city, we are expecting some rainfall for you guys. it will take a couple of hours to get to san jose because it's sinking to the south ever so slowly. how much rainfall can you expect today and how much rainfall in your weekend forecast? we'll take a look that's all coming up. in the meantime for your traffic, here's elizabeth. >> yeah. the rain is great if you get to stay home and be all nice and cozy but if you have to hit the roads unfortunately it's
causing a lot of problems including flooding in the roadway. san francisco southbound 101 the ramp to southbound 101, flooding blocking up to two lanes along that ramp. and it has caused several accidents at least two that i saw so far this morning. we're also getting word now flooding at the bay bridge toll plaza. usually it tends to collect in the middle lanes. but also the carpool lane getting reports of flooding, as well. so far the metering lights remain off. all right. a lot going on in san francisco later on tonight. no giants games. but we have critical mass over at justin herman plaza. those bicycle riders take off at 6:15 this evening. so you may just want to use mass transit maybe avoid that later on for the evening commute home and to avoid the wet weather this morning. here's a live look at the slick roads and the golden gate bridge. traffic is still very, very light so far this morning. but this would be the day to give yourself some extra time or like i said use mass transit. everything is running on time bart, ace, muni and caltrain. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, elizabeth.
-- that's your traffic and your weather. back upstairs to you, ladies. thank you. 5:33. the their will eventually hold up part of the eastern span of the bay bridge is growing by hundreds of feet this week. let's go to anne makovec. she is on treasure island, where the work is supposed to be finished today. but anne, you have that umbrella out and what's it going to do to the work? >> reporter: definitely some light rain here and we are still waiting for word to find out if the work that was scheduled for this morning is actually going to take place. as of last night, caltrans told us it was going to take place. the structure back there is already pretty impressive as you can see. westbound drivers have a front row seat to what's going on there. today is the fourth and final leg of the tower is going to be tipped and slid into place to join the other three legs put in this week. the work started on monday. it has been going almost around the clock ever since. at 7:00 last night, the third of four sections was landed and today workers are scheduled to tip the fourth and final tower
at around 8:30 a.m. it's a 16 to 20 hour procedure because they don't want the water to slosh around too much with the weight of the tower. that's 617 tons. >> you can't practice this. it's the biggest thing. i don't know what an analogy would be. it's like the super bowl. you can play the season all the way through and you don't practice that hard before something this big. >> reporter: each piece is over 100 feet tall. again, 16 to 20 hours to lift each one of them. 300 feet into the air and then bolt it into place underneath that tower. when it's all said and done, the tower is going to be 525 feet tall and will be the real centerpiece of the new bay bridge. but we are not sure yet today if this is going to go on. it probably depends on how long this rain is going to stick around. so i think they are making their determination as we speak. >> we'll have you stand out
there under that umbrella while we wait. >> reporter: i'll be here. >> anne makovec at treasure island, thanks. stomped by the giants in game2. the texas rangers just arrived in their home state this morning. the giants are headed there today for game 3 of the world series which is tomorrow. as dennis o'donnell explains, another player came through for the giants. reporter: good morning, sydnie and juliette from at&t park. and the beauty of the san francisco giants team there seems to be a different hero every night. matt cain brilliant on the pitching mound once again. but it was light hitting edgar renteria who came through with the big hit. >> here's the 0-1 pitch, renteria down the line into the corner. edgar renteria has gone deep, 1- 0 san francisco. >> reporter: renteria hits his first home run in six weeks. he drives in three runs in a game for the first time this season. giants blow out the rangers 9-0 and they take a 2-0 series lead. >> i couldn't be happier for edgar. it's been a tough year for him.
the ups and downs, the injuries, he would come back and, you know, reinjure something else. and, you know, he's a leader in that clubhouse. >> it's no surprise that, you know, edgar is coming through. he has been -- probably one of the biggest hits in world series history. the guys obviously clutch. he knows what he's doing up there. and everybody respects him in this club. and you know, we're just so happy to see him come through. >> reporter: now i have a flight to catch headed back to texas but juliette, sydnie, the bottom line here is the giants are just a better team. they are better offensively and defensively and better in the bullpen in the starting rotation. so this is no surprise at this point. the giants should go to texas now and look to win their first world series title. reporting from at&t park, i'm dennis o'donnell, back to you juliette and sydnie. >> good deal, dennis, thanks. 5:37 now. a controversial pay hike is expected to be approved today. a retiring supreme court justice will decide on a 3.5% pay hike for 1,000 employees of
the administrative office of the courts. the office is in san francisco. total cost of the raises, more than a million dollars. it comes at a time when many courts close one day a month to save money. >> it is inappropriate, it is wrong to grant pay raises when we cannot even keep the doors of our courthouses open. >> the pay hike has become a political issue. the judge chairing the committee recommending the pay hike is on the ballot to become the next chief justice of the california supreme court. in the wake of a nurse's death in martinez, lawmakers are pushing for more safety. they have introduced a measure to strengthen protection for medical personnel in correctional facilities. on monday, investigators said that an inmate at the contra costa county jail faked a seizure and then used a lamp to hit a nurse on her head. he is now charged with murder. he is scheduled it be arraigned next week.
an arrest in this week's murder on a berkeley street corner. 21-year-old brandon wallace from bay point is now charged with killing 35-year-old gary ferguson, jr., tuesday morning. another man was seriously hurt when dozens of shots were fired near sacramento and russell streets. police believe those two victims were targeted. and a teenager will testify against one of the people accused of torturing him and holding him captive in san joaquin county. that teen was just 16 years old back in 2008 when he stumbled into a health club covered with source and scars and wearing only boxers. he will take the stand today in the trial of anthony waiters who has pled not guilty in the case. prosecutors say waiters and three other people held that teen captive for a year. the other three reached a plea deal and each is expected to get at least 30 years in prison. 5:39. the investigation and the pipeline status will be the hot
topic in san bruno tonight. congresswoman jackie speier will host a town hall meeting. mark sayre reports about concerns about more pressure in the pipeline. >> reporter: the state public utilities commission and pg&e say it is possible if there is a severe cold snap this winter they may need to increase the pressure in the pipeline. now, that's because the pipeline that exploded here in san bruno and two others are currently running at just 80% capacity under puc order those pipelines serving the peninsula and also san francisco. the concern is if there is a heavy demand for gas, it's possible some customers like hospitals and some other commercial customers that are considered noncore customers could actually lose gas service. so the puc has agreed that it will allow its commission president to have the authority to authorize the gas pressure increase if necessary. there is no assurance that that is going to happen. but the puc commission
president now does have that authority. as for this community meeting this evening, let's give the details. it's going to be at 6:30 this evening at saint robert's church here in san bruno. the city council, the national transportation safety board, and the puc, they will all be here to update residents on the situation on the recovery earth. also we should mention that fema has also turned down governor schwarzenegger's appeal to get more federal funds in here to help pay for all the money that was spent on the recovery here. >> thank you, mark sayre in san bruno. 5:41. just four days until the midterm election and president obama is kicking off a five state campaign swing for fellow democrats. it begins in virginia where he will campaign for congressman tom [ indiscernible ] the president will wrap up his trip in ohio. a new hint from a potential obama opponent in 2012. [ pause ] >> and former alaska governor sarah palin made a statement to
"entertainment tonight" host mary hart. yesterday palin was in her home state campaigning for public and senatorial candidate joe miller. >> of course i would belief that we should do this. >> that was sarah palin talking to mary hart entertainment host. and she will be campaigning, as well. the death toll is rising aid slow to arrive in a row motor area hit by a tsunami this week in indonesia. disaster teams in the western part of the country say there are 408 confirmed deaths. more than 300 are missing, some swept out to search the the tsunami was triggered boy a major earthquake. officials say that there aren't enough boats to deliver food and water. a possible flare-up between north and south korea this morning. north korea fired two rounds toward the south and south korean troops immediately fired back. that's according to an official in seoul. there was a post that was
targeted in the demilitarized zone. there are no injuries. it's unclear whether the first shots were intentional or an accident. 5:42. coming up, bart breaks ground and a new project in the east bay. >> plus an open house sounds good, right? but how about at the coroner's office? ,, [ male announcer ] the turn changes everything. ♪ the turn will make you think. ♪ make you re-examine your approach. change your line. innovate. and create one of the world's fastest-reacting suspensions, reading the road 1,000 times per second. it's the turn that leads you somewhere new. introducing the new 2011 cts-v coupe. from cadillac. the new standard of the world.
i'm among 30,000 employees who used to work for hp. i was supposed to retire there. carly fiorina changed all that. fiorina laid off 30,000 people and she shipped our jobs to china and india. i had to pack my bags and i was out the door that night. we even had to train our replacements. she didn't need 5 corporate jets. one hundred million for herself. fiorina never cared about our jobs. not then and not now. i'm barbara boxer and i approve this message. meet the real meg whitman: serving on the board of goldman
sachs, whitman was caught reaping millions from insider stock deals. after ebay shareholders sued and a judge cited the obvious conflict of interest she was forced to pay the money back. what kind of person would be involved in deals a fellow republican congressman called corrupt? and in her last year at ebay, whitman paid herself $120 million right before the company laid off 10% of it's workers. we're choosing a governor, shouldn't character matter? we ten to get a lot of -- we continue to get a lot of reports of spinouts in the bay area, they continue to come in. some different freeways have re- opened. this is some better news. highway 4 bypass an overnight fatal accident. for a while that stretch was closed. they just re-opened highway 4 bypass in both directions between lone tree way and sand creek road. we are now starting to see' little bit of slowing on our sensors through antioch from a
street to some,ville road. actually just before i got on air word of another accident westbound 4 in concord near port chicago highway. so it didn't appear to be blocking lanes. fine across the span of the san mateo bridge. northbound 101 right before the highway 92 interchange, that accident has just cleared. and another one actually on 880 in fremont northbound approaching auto mall parkway that's now completely out of lanes. we had a traffic alert in effect for that one for a good half hour or more. this is a live look at 880 through oakland where you can see the drive time not too bad. 15 minutes from 238 to the maze. but we are hoping to see that drive time go down even a little bit. we want drivers to take it a little extra slow especially in san francisco. we are getting reports of flooding on the ramp from southbound 280 to south 101. we saw a couple of earlier accidents and now chp may be
running occasional traffic breaks on that ramp just to get drivers to slow down until the flood something cleared. flooding in lanes at the bay bridge toll plaza. the bay bridge toll plaza camera sun available but there is standing water in the meld lanes as well as the carpool lanes. so far the metering lights are off. mass transit is a great option. everything is on time for bart, ace, muni and caltrain. 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, elizabeth. also constant updates on your weather on kcbs radio. rainfall just started in san francisco a couple of hours ago. but that line of showers that came through produced some heavy rainfall and that's why we have quite a bit of standing water. here's a look at our def death. green showing the lighter rainfall. the yellow the more intense the color, the more intense the rainfall. here's a look at our hi-def
doppler. heavy rainfall into inverness and into the san rafael and mill valley areas. san francisco green looking at some loot rainfall. also moving into half moon bay. but look at several location still dry. hayward, fremont, milpitas, san jose, sunnyvale and also palo alto. this cold front is moving from the southwest to the northeast. so it's going to take a while for the rainfall to start to impact areas in the south bay so keep that in mind for this morning. you guys are going to be dry for the next few hours. for the rest of us it's going to be a wet morning. cloudy with rainfall inland, cloudy with rainfall around the bay, cloudy with rainfall along the coastline. that pretty much sums it up out the door. for this afternoon cloudy with showers expected. temperatures in the upper 50s along the coastline to the mid- 60s around the bay to near 70 degrees inland in our warmest spots. seven-day forecast, scattered showers expected for saturday. mix of sun and clouds for
sunday. monday some sunshine. tuesday we're warming up. when you see unseasonably warm weather after the first official frost, that is what we call an indian summer. and as we move into next week, that's what it looks like to merck really nice mild warm temperatures -- to me, really nice mild warm temperatures expected. boo at the oakland zoo, partly cloudy, chance of showers expected for saturday. if you are looking for a dry day this weekend, sunday expected to be the drier of the two days. temperatures mid-60s. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. in the headlines, the new suspension tower on the bay bridge continues growing above the bay. caltrans has been working all week to raise the tower and the current project is scheduled to be completed today but not sure with all this rain. the gas pipeline that exploded in san bruno could have its pressure turned up as the weather gets colder. the state public utilities commission has given its president the power to do so if people's use of heaters creates
a huge demand for gas. there is a town hall meeting in san bruno this evening at 6:30 at saint robert's catholic church. and the giants are halfway to a world championship! oh, does that look nice? last night's 9-0 win over the rangers at at&t park giving them a two games to none lead over the rangers. game three is saturday in texas. jonathan sanchez getting the start for the giants. 5:50 now. it's a rare look at how creams are solved behind the scenes. this week, the san mateo county coroner's office is opening its doors. guests can see how fingerprints are checked, bullets are traced and how dna is analyzed. the goal of the open house is to show people how their tax dollars are being spent. >> we do a lot of different testing. it can be very -- anywhere from drug offenses to driving under the influence offense to sexual assault to homicides. >> the tour ends with a mock
crime scene. the open house is held about once a year and wraps up today in san mateo. bart is starting to build its next new rail line. groundbreaking is scheduled this morning for the line from the pittsburg-bay point station to antioch. it's called e bart for eastern contra costa county. the trains will be smaller than regular bart trains and will be scheduled to meet regular trains at the bay point station. service is expected to start i 2015. >> great news for commuters. it is 5:51. coming up, imagine spending hundreds of dollars on a world series ticket and not being allowed into the game. >> we have a warning coming up for joins fans this morning when we come back. for giants fans.,, if you've got pain? you need the patch. (announcer) icy hot patches. targeted no-mess relief. icy to dull pain. hot to relax it away. pain's no match
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be on the lookout for phony merchandise and tickets. last night seized san francisco police and major league baseball have a warning for giants fans. be on the lookout for phony merchandise and tickets. >> just last night seized nearly 1,000 units of counterfeit merchandise. if you extrapolate that in terms of tax revenue and the like you're talking about thousands of dollars in taxes to san francisco lost. >> somebody is counterfeiting those panda hats? >> as with any major sporting events there is a lot of counterfeit merchandise out there that will look official. the only way to be sure you're getting the real deal is to buy from officially licensed giants stores. it's always a question when you eat out, how much should you tip? it turns out people in san francisco are actually second worst in the country and that's according to a new zagat report. >> so our question of the day, why do you think some people
are such bad tippers? >> i agree. i had a waitressing job in college and it was the hardest job. a lot of people do. >> let's see. i mean, i always try to tip 20% or a little bit more but some people will look at the sales tax and they will tip based on that or they will tip based on before you start drinking all the alcohol. >> yeah. that's true, too. send your comments to email@example.com. or you can post your answers on our facebook page. we're also on twitter. i know my sister and i would go to dinner with my grandmother and actually stick in a couple of extra bucks. >> exactly. >> she wasn't a big tipper. >> yeah. elizabeth, what about you? >> i hope i'm a good tipper. i think people spend so much money to live here that's where all your tipping money goes to rent and mortgage payments. >> it's tough out there.
>> let's go out to san francisco. the ramp is completely shut down now. southbound 280 to southbound 101, chp went ahead and closed it. we are getting several reports of accidents at least three that i saw. and so they closed the ramp altogether. the latest one was involving a cab and another driver. so watch out for that. we are not sure how long that will take to reach. i'm surprised they closed the ramp altogether. it was blocking a couple of lanes for a while. slick roads on the peninsula. 101 traffic near 3rd street. this will be the morning to watch out for those puddles in the road. and give yourself some extra time. through downtown san jose, we can show you a live look at 280 traffic. so far moving okay. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, elizabeth. it's going to be wet into the workweek this friday morning plenty of rainfall, showers from vacaville to redwood city. heavier rainfall moving into
santa rosa. you can see that by the yellow and orange and also some heavy rainfall moving towards san rafael and also moving towards san francisco. forecast for today, cloudy with rainfall for the morning. for the afternoon, some scattered showerses. still expecting quite a bit of clouds out there and temperatures highs lower 60s along the coast, mid-60s around the bay and near 70 degrees inland. scattered showers in the forecast for saturday. mix of sun and clouds for sunday. plenty of sunshine monday, tuesday, wednesday. warmer temperatures expected. and thursday, that doesn't look so bad. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. 5:57. in the next half hour, this morning airport security getting more personal for travelers. there is a new phase with patdowns and why it's even more controversial. and the new bay bridge has been taking shape all week and today the fourth and final leg of this tower is expected to be hoisted into place. but will it or will it not go
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