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who's taking the job.. and the next san jose picks a new top cop and he is not jumping ship from oakland. who is take the job and the next move for oakland's chief anthony batts. the bay area's world famous bridge is about to lose its personal touch. the vote today that could leave dozens of people without a job. for the third day in a row, we are socked in fog but it's not just in the inland areas. it is also at the coastline and just in time for your weekend, break out the rain gear. when will it rain? i'll tell you that coming up in your pinpoint forecast. and we have an injury accident blocking lanes and causing delays in san jose. i'll tell you exactly where that is in just minutes. good morning, thanks so much for joining us. it is friday, the 28th of january. i'm sydnie kohara. >> i'm elizabeth wenger. oakland police chief
anthony batts will stay in oakland for now. someone else was chosen for the san jose top cop job. anne makovec has the latest. good morning. reporter: the phrase at least for now is very important to point out because anthony batts, the police chief here in oakland, has said he is not sure about his future with the department. he has only so far served one year of a three-year contract he signed here in oakland and it was a real shocker to a lot of people a couple of weeks ago when he announced he was a finalist for the top cop job in san jose. then yesterday the statement came out that he did not get the job. san jose city managers said to have picked acting chief chris moore instead. the city council in san jose could aprove her choice as early as next week. so some people in oakland appear to be breathing a sigh of relief. here's the mayor's spokesman. >> i appreciate his leadership and commitment to community policing and to raising professional standards. i am optimistic that the chief
will continue to serve the city. >> reporter: but chief batts' statement last night begs the question of what else he might have cooking. he says, "i have not made a final decision as to my future with this agency. it still needs to be determined if i am a fit for the city of oakland's vision for the future." back down to san jose, plenty of challenges for chris moore. church leaders in san jose have expressed concerns over the pd's relations with the cities asian and hispanic populations. moore is coming from the inside of that department. he is caucasian, a 29-year veteran and attorney, said to be well respected by the rank- and-file. but the coalition for justice and accountability, that is kind of grouping of the naacp and several asian and hispanic groups, they are holding a rally today asking the san jose city council not to ratify the city manager's choice. they are apparently not interested in acting chief
chris moore. so as i mentioned, the future of both agencies still up in the air this morning. elizabeth. >> very interesting. in oakland this morning, anne makovec, thank you. well, the man accused of killing a woman and then burning her body in a car reportedly fathered a child with her. according to the san francisco examiner, family members say 29- year-old almon johnson is the father of vanessa herrera's 7- month-old son. johnson was arrested monday. he is accused of killing herrera, then burning her body in san francisco's lower haight neighborhood. the investigation into the san bruno blast is going public. the state public utilities commission planning to hold some public meetings. but so far, no date has been set. the commission president says there will also be a public clearinghouse for all documents related to the deadly blast. the puc has been criticized that its staff is operating in private as it looks into that disaster. in another development, a
bay area congresswoman tells the "san francisco chronicle," pg&e can't find records to back up pressure levels for large sections of pipe. congresswoman jackie speier says pg&e's president told her that the utility is unable to produce documents on manufacturing and installation for 30% of its pipelines in and around urban areas. speier is concerned about faulty welds like the one blamed for the explosion in san bruno. the golden gate bridge board could decide today whether or not to phase out human toll collectors. sonja shin joins us live to explain what led to the upcoming decision. sonja, good morning. reporter: good morning. tolltakers here at the golden gate bridge have been collecting tolls and greeting drivers since the bridge opened in 1937. but their days here may be numbered. yesterday the golden gate bridge finance committee voted 8-3 to get rid of human toll collectors that could save $19 million over the first eight years. the school board meeting later
this morning and may vote today to eliminate the jobs of 32 toll collectors and two other bridge workers. the toll collectors have maintained that they add a personal touch to crossing the san francisco landmark. >> we can't just be going over here and saying, well, yeah, 60% or something let's go 100%. forget about who is operating the thing. i mean, if you go to hawaii and say i'm going to go on vacation, do you walk into a booth and say i'm going to have a lea around my neck instead of a kiss and hug from a person? you're dealing with people's lives. >> reporter: the district is looking for several ways to close a shortfall of $89 over the next five years. they say an all-electric tropic toll collection system is the wave of the future and shouldn't go a big adjustment for san francisco drivers because two-thirds across the bridge already pay electronically with fastrak. the new system would eliminate cash altogether. drivers who pay with cash would
need to get fastrak or cameras what snap photos of license plates and people would be sent bills. if an all-electric tropic system is passed today or voted on today and passed, then tolltakers could be -- the jobs could be gone here as early as next september. >> thank you, sonja shin at the golden gate bridge. despite plans for a major antigovernment protest today, egyptian security forces are almost nowhere to be found. this was the scene yesterday as furious mobs attacked government buildings. the protests are being coordinated on facebook and through tweets. thousands of egyptians are expected to fill the streets of cairo today protesting what they say is a corrupt an inept government. police are scarce on main roads and bridges. president obama has called on the egyptian president to make changes but refuses to take sides. 5:06. let's check weather and traffic before you head out.
robert has your forecast. and it is a changing forecast. >> that's right. temperatures from 3 to 8 degrees cooler than just 24 hours ago. we started chilly. trying to hold on to mild conditions at the coast. 50 san francisco, 49 pacifica. it's not going to happen because rain is on the way. but before that one of the things you need to be mindful of is the fog. we've seeing an advisory in effect from the north and east bay valleys for the carquinez strait and delta. visibility down to a quarter mile not just limited to this area. we are seeing fog at the coast, as well. an advisory is not in effect, but the showers are coming. when are they expected and just how much rain we could receive? i'll tell you about that coming up in your pinpoint forecast. for now, here's a look at the roadways. >> thank you, robert. you are going to run into delay
northbound guadalupe parkway near curtner injury accident. all lanes were shut down to get the vehicle over to the side. one lane blocked through there. fire crews are on scene so lots of activity. lots of yellow on the sensors means traffic is really backing up there. another injury accident causing delays westbound 80 east of 680 maybe causing delays eastbound, as well. this is two right lanes blocked as chp and fire crews are on scene. foggy through the area. we have fog advisories for some of our bay area bridges, golden gate bridge, carquinez bridge, benicia bridge and they just issued one for the richmond/san rafael bridge. so very limited visibility. can't make anything out in the camera. use caution across the span. back to you. >> thank you. 5:08. and it is like looking for needle in haystack. the new developments for the search for a missing 4-year-old
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in unty... for any in just a few hours, dive teams will resume searching a canal in stanislaus county for any sign of 4-year-old juliani cardenas. it has been more than a week now since the toddler was kidnapped. 11 vehicles have now been pulled out of the waterway. but unfortunately, none of them have been linked to the young
boy. the kidnapping suspect allegedly took off with cardenas in a 2003 toyota corolla 10 days ago. last week, police received a tip that a car matching the description drove into the canal. investigators will start searching around 9:00 this morning. in oakland, dozens of pit bulls are in need of new homes 56 one of the largest animal cruelty busts in decades. when neighbors complained of a ghastly smell coming from a sobrante park home, animal control officers raided it and found 33 bloody and terrified pit bulls inside that two- bedroom home. the dogs were being held in crates some stacked three high and caked with excrement. >> where the dogs were was unbearable. we had to put masks on, you know, immediately. our eyes started watering. >> several of those dogs had to be euthanized. one man, 68-year-old arthur yancy was arrested and is charged with felony animal cruelty. prosecutors had dropped a
sexual battery charge against a high school wrestler in clove investments the 17-year-old was accused of sexually assaulting a teammate while performing a move known as butt drag during a practice match. but a defense attorney said it was a legitimate wrestling move. the teen was expelled from school earlier this month. the bee reports the charge was dropped as part of the mediation agreement. 5:13. welfare benefits stolen from hundreds of california families. we'll tell you how thieves were able to take advantage of the system. it hasn't really like hit me yet that obama has actually seen our video and has seen me. >> not having the best possible -- >> their questions were picked out of more than 100 all around the country. what these bay area students asked the commander-in-chief. ,, ,,
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in effect through 10 a.m. it's affecting the inland valleys and the north bay. we have fog at the coast, as well. that's not something we have seen in at least two weeks. some partly cloudy skies out there for inside the bay. the clouds will still be there. we won't see as much sunshine as we did yesterday. and we are going to see temperatures anywhere from 3 to 8 degrees cooler than what we saw just yesterday. daytime highs inside the bay 69 degrees yesterday. today we are heaping to top out at 62 degrees. hazy sunshine will persist in the north bay and it is all because we talked about all throughout the week, this dome of high pressure was going to slowly start to break down. fog slowly begins pushing n that's why the coastline is seeing this with the return of the onshore winds. and out behind that fog, this low pressure system just may be a soaker. we're expecting about .25" of rain starting saturday night and into sunday. there is even a slight possibility of some thunderstorms on sunday.
so be careful out there. 57 degrees for daly city. 57 for pacifica, as well. yesterday we were looking at san jose topping out at 70 degrees. it will reach about 66 degrees. the warmest temperatures will be in the south bay today. into the east bay, because of all the fog, we expect temperatures to be quite cool. 57 for pittsburg and antioch. 56 in brentwood. the warmest of temperatures topping out 64 for pleasanton. the north bay will see that fog hold on keeping them in the upper 50s, the warmest of temperatures right now. 62 for santa rosa. here's your seven-day forecast. talked about that rain. 50% chance for saturday. then it's looking like a significant amount of rain on sunday. it all clears out late sunday so that by the start of your workweek that dome of high pressure rebuilds yet again. and it will allow temperatures to rebound back into the mid- 60s. that's your forecast. what's going on, on the roads?
here's gianna. >> actually a lot. friday is going to be one of our busiest days this week. accident in san bruno north 101 just before 380 just south of there, three to four vehicles involved according to chp. possible lanes blocked, as well. so give yourself some extra time. noninjury. they are just waiting on a tow. foggy along the peninsula. that will affect the drive through daly city and especially through pacifica. very limited visibility this morning. northbound guadalupe parkway, right at curtner, overturned vehicle left lane blocked. this accident did have injuries. looks like you still have fire crews on scene. tow trucks are headed to the scene to clear it. traffic very backed up. traffic problem-free in the rest of the south bay, no delays in milpitas 880/237 no delays. better news for westbound 80 at 680. earlier injury accident blocking two right lanes. no delays, no yellow on our sensors, everything cleared out. things are moving well through that portion but don't forget, eastshore freeway will be affected by some fog this
morning. limited visibility. also on some of our bay area bridges. the carquinez bridge to the maze, richmond/san rafael bridge, and the benicia bridge. also advisory issued for the golden gate bridge, although things are looking a little bit better through that portion. and if you are taking the bay bridge this morning, it's starting to get foggier through here. we have noticed a change here in our camera so give yourself some extra time. metering lights are still off and you're clear across the upper deck int san francisco. >> thank you. here's a look at this morning's top stories. san jose will soon have a new police chief. the city manager has selected interim police chief chris moore for the position. that means anthony batts will remain police chief of oakland for now. the city council could give final approval to moore next week. the board of the golden gate bridge district could decide today whether to phase out human toll collectors. the district's finance committee recommended the to move save more than $19 million over eight years.
under the plan, all tolls would be collected electronically either through fastrak transponders or using cameras that snap photos of license plates. a protest in egypt today maybe the largest one yet. tens of thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of cairo protesting against corruption and tyranny but police are absent from main streets and bridges. federal and state investigators trying to figure out who stole welfare benefits from hundreds of california's neediest families. the "san francisco chronicle" reports that those thieves hacked into people's debit card accounts during a blitz of atms in los angeles county earlier this month. the victims use electronic benefit transfer cards issued by the state. authorities believe the total haul more than $150,000. in-n-out trying to make the
restaurant more appetizing to neighbors in the east bay. a smaller restaurant is called for the in the border of pleasant hill and walnut creek. fewer outdoor seats and more parking. plus the drive-through lane and menu board would be moved farther away from houses near the property. residents have resisted previous plans saying the restaurant would bring traffic, pollution and rowdy crowds. uc-berkeley has been named the world's greenest university by a school in indonesia. the index ranks cal above university of nottingham in the uk and northeastern university in boston. researchers measured the energy efforts of the schools as well as transportation and water use. it is 5:22. get a manicure while waiting for the train. why bart stations may look more like shopping centers in the near future. ,,
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including one from some students at kipp king collegiate a charter school in san lohrens are so. they asked the president how he planned to solve at achievement gap in education. >> one thing we can do in closing the achievement gap is making sure we have good teachers in the classroom. >> teacher mcnulty said the students spent about 2.5 hours putting together the 50-second video. soon you might be able to pick up lunch or even get your nails done while you wait for your bart train. the transit agency is negotiating with a private company to bring shops and businesses to 10 of the system's busiest stations including all four in downtown san francisco. you may have noticed some stations already sell flowers, coffee and newspapers. the developer wants to add take- out food, bookstores and technology centers, even hair salons or health clubs. so you can work out while you wait for the train. cool. charlie sheen is in the
hospital this morning with severe stomach pains. no word on what's wrong. but sheen has a history of hernia problems. there are also reports that he went on an all-night bender on wednesday. the 45-year-old actor has been suffering from a number of personal problems and health issues. this is his third time in the hospital in three months. >> don't you think we should mention he has a history of partying with porn stars, as well? which might have contributed to all of this? >> right. 5:27. a bomb scare in the east bay. the suspicious material that forced dozens of people to evacuate. and one thing's for sure. oakland's police chief anthony batts is not moving down to the top cop job in san jose but the future of both of these departments are still up in the air. we'll have that story are coming up next. -- we'll have that story coming up next. how big changes are looking likely here at the golden gate bridge. how a certain personal touch may be gone soon. details coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
being evacuated near clayton road and maria avenue. bomb experts checked out the military grade shells. a woman had put them in her truck after cleaning out some outbuildings. those shells turned out to be empty. san jose has chosen a new police chief and it is not oakland's top cop anthony batts. anne makovec is in oakland with more on the decision that really affects two big bay area cities. reporter: nothing is certain for the police department here in oakland or down in san jose. chief anthony batts has been here in oakland for one year. he served one year of a three- year contract and then made kind of a shocking announcement a couple of weeks ago. he announced that he was a finalist for the gig down in san jose. yesterday the statement came out that he did not get the job. san jose city manager is said to have picked acting chief chris moore instead. the city council in san jose
could approve her choice as early as next week. but that's not final yet. >> whether somebody's from the inside or the outside doesn't really matter that much to me. i just want the best person. >> reporter: is it fair to say this is good for the union? >> i think that would be premature to say. i think when you have two outstanding candidates that are well qualified which is what we asked for, someone that was well qualified to do the job, that's a win. >> reporter: now, back here in oakland, mayor jean quan sent out a statement last night saying she is optimistic about chief batts continuing to serve the city of oakland. they are going to have to come to some agreements. batts continues to express concern about the support and resources offered by the city. he is being a good sport about the san jose job though which he apparently lost. his department released a statement yesterday saying, chief batts wishes his friend and colleague newly appointed police chief chris moore the
best of luck. and if chris moore is indeed confirmed to be the police chief, he is going to need some luck. there is some flak right now from several community groups, including several minority groups, who don't want him as chief. in fact, they are holding a get- together this afternoon at 1:00 trying to encourage the city council not to ratify the city manager's choice. so again, the future of both departments still up in the air. >> very interesting developments. thank you, anne makovec in oakland. state utility regulators plan to launch public hearings on the san bruno pipeline explosion. the commission has been criticized that its staff is separating in private as it looks into the disaster. now the commission president is promising, quote, a single easily accessible public process including a clearinghouse for all documents. no word though on when those hearings will start. the man accused of killing a woman and then burning her
body in san francisco reportedly had a baby with her. the "san francisco examiner" reports 29-year-old almon johnson is the father of vanessa herrera's 7-month-old son. johnson was supposed to be arraigned yesterday but was determined to be mentally unfit to appear. the days of human toll collectors on the golden gate bridge could be numbers after a vote today. let's go to sonja shin. she joins to us explain why those jobs are on the line. sonja, good morning. reporter: good morning. tolltakers have been collecting tolls and greeting drives here at the golden gate -- drivers here at the golden gate bridge since the bridge opened back in 1937 but it's looking likely that their days are numbered. yesterday, the golden gate bridge finance committee voted 8-3 to get rid of human toll collectors, a move that could save more than $19 million over the first 8 years. the board is meeting later this morning and may vote today to eliminate the jobs of 32 toll collectors and two other bridge workers. the toll collectors have maintained that they add a
personal touch to crossing the san francisco landmark. >> we can't just be going over here and saying, well, yeah, 60% or something let's go 100%. forget about who is operating the thing. i mean, if you go to hawaii and say i'm going to go on vacation, do you walk into a booth and say i'm going to have a lea around my neck instead of a kiss and hug from a person? you're dealing with people's lives. >> reporter: the district is looking for several ways to close a shortfall of $89 over the next five years. they say an all-electric tropic toll collection system is the wave of the future and shouldn't be a big adjustment for san francisco drivers because two-thirds across the bridge already pay electronically with fastrak. the new system would eliminate cash altogether. drivers who pay with cash would need to get fastrak or cameras what snap photos of license plates and people would be sent bills. if an electronic system is approved today, the tolltakers
here at the golden gate bridge could be gone by next september. >> thank you, sonja shin at the golden gate bridge. let's check weather and traffic. robert, we're counting on you for a good weekend forecast. >> you know what? you have lost that bet because i just don't have that for you. in fact, we start this friday with a fog advisory for the third day in a row in the north and east bay valleys, the carquinez strait and the delta. heads up out the door. visibility is down to a quarter mile but not limited to this area. we are seeing changes out at the ocean, so we're now beginning to see fog at the coastline. so there's going to be very slow clearing today and as we slowly clear the skies, temperatures are going to be significantly cooler than just yesterday. san jose 69 degrees, only expected to get to 66 today. half moon bay nearly 70 yesterday, just will barely make 60 today. that is only the beginning of the cooldown.
and the rain is on its way. so if your weekend plans have you outside, you got bring them inside because we are looking at some significant rain. i'm going to tell you when that's going to come and how much to company coming up in the pinpoint forecast. here's gianna with the traffic report. >> i have better news for your san jose commute. live to the guadalupe parkway, this is right at curtner. the scene of an earlier overturned vehicle, they have the left lane blocked but traffic is now flowing. it's still slow but much better than about 10 minutes ago. everything now completely cleared out of the lanes. as we jump to our maps, you can see all this green on the roads for the most part just some slight delays connecting to the guadalupe parkway. but overall everything in the south bay problem-free. north 101 right at 380 the ramp to 380 left lane blocked for accident with a couple of vehicles. waiting for a tow truck. noninjury. but this is a foggy portion of the area anyway, so use caution, limited visibility. we have reports of a brand-new
trouble sport northbound 101 at ralston, everything on the right shoulder but debris in lanes. heads up there. back to you. >> thank you. well, some adult education classes in san jose will be gone by july. the metropolitan education district is expected to stop offering classes ranging from spanish to watercolor painting due to budget issues. the "mercury news" reports at least 100 employees will lose their jobs and two of three campuses will close. if temporary tax measures are not extend, the entire program could be gone. a popular north bay teacher remains missing this morning. debra schmitt did not show up for class at terra linda high school in san rafael last week. authorities searched golden gate park yesterday but did not find her. before schmitt disappeared police said she mentioned she might stay at the park. she was reportedly going through some personal issues including a divorce and death in the family.
5:38. thousands of egyptian antigovernment protestors are clashing with police in cairo today. [ chanting ] >> this was the scene yesterday as furious mobs attacked government buildings. today officers fired rubber bullets and used tear gas and water cannons to fend off the crowds. internet and cell phone service has been cut off. demonstrators want to oust the president of egypt hosni mubarak after nearly 30 years in power. president obama has called on the egyptian president to make changes but refuses to take sides. >> i have always said to him that making sure that they are moving forward on reform, political reform, economic reform, is absolutely critical to the long-term well-being of egypt. >> egypt's president mubarak hasn't been seen in public or heard from since those protests started tuesday. his party says it is ready to talk with opponents but has offered no concessions. former south african president nelson mandela is now
out of the hospital. he was discharged today after treatment for an acute respiratory infection. doctors say the 92-year-old civil rights legend responded well and will continue to be treated at home. mandela's office has received 10,000 messages of support and well wishes since he was admitted to the hospital wednesday. today marks 25 years since the space shuttle challenger disaster. 7 astronauts were killed when the shuttle exploded shortly after take-off on january 28, 1986. among them, schoolteacher christa mcauliffe. flags are flying at half-staff today at nasa centers all across the nation and a ceremony is planned at the kennedy space center in florida. and caught on tape, a taxicab exploding in new york. a man shot this video as he was just passing by the scene yesterday. it took about 20 firefighters to put it out. amazingly, no one was hurt. but that's some pretty
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17" in philadelphia. we have no snow to worry about this friday morning. did i say happy friday? well, let's start there. happy friday! no snow to worry about you but we have fog to worry about. there is a fog advisory for the valleys of the north bay and the east bay. we also see some fog building at the coast. now, the advisory inland is through 10 a.m. fog is expected to linger a good portion of the day today making temperatures a lot cooler than yesterday, a drop anywhere from 3 to 8 degrees. daytime highs today, 66. yesterday temperatures in the low 70s. we even saw 69 inside the bay. we'll be lucky to get to 62 today because of slow clearing. we talked about all week the high pressure building over the bay area creating all that marvelous weather that we saw. well, now it is breaking down
and as it does, out ahead of it, is this low pressure system, is the fog pushed in by the onshore flow. that's why you're seeing the fog at the coast. the rain is coming. expect the rain to start moving in late friday night about a 50% chance. and then on sunday, we'll see showers even a possibility of some thunderstorms. so use caution out there this weekend. before we get to the weekend, temperatures noticeably cooler. 57 in daily city. the warmest of temperatures will be in the south bay. 66 from san jose to morgan hill even to los gatos. cool temperatures back in the east bay, just won't reach 50 degrees because of that you will tule fog lingering out there with hazy skies once we do see some sun breaks. however, as we push through the weekend, the rain is gone. high pressure rebuilds for the start of the workweek and temperatures rebound back to 60s. here's gianna with a look at the roads. >> and it continues to be busy out there. let's start off in san bruno
where we're monitoring this accident. noninjury northbound 101 connector to westbound 380. the left lane is still blocked waiting on the tow truck to get everything out of the road seeing yellow so traffic is sluggish through that portion. foggy this morning so give yourself some extra time. northbound 101 at ralston vehicle hit one of the sand berms on the right side. vehicle out of lane sending sand all over the road. debris northbound 101. so far, so good though traffic still fairly light through that portion. let's head to the bay bridge where it's getting foggier this morning. metering lights are still off. we have seen extra volume off the eastshore freeway. 18 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze. but again with all this fog you might want to leave a few minutes early this morning just to give yourself some extra time to kind of deal with that limited visibility. once you get across the upper deck, traffic looks pretty good heading into san francisco. we have fog advisories for the richmond/san rafael bridge, carquinez bridge to the maze. there is one issued for the golden gate bridge, but looking bet they are morning.
so far, so good. your marin county commute problem-free. let's head to the san mateo bridge -- or rather 880/237 in the south bay. had an earlier accident guadalupe parkway gad but now everything is cleared throughout san jose and you can see here in milpitas traffic actually moving nicely this morning. if you're taking mass transit, bart 45 trains on time right now. ace, muni caltrain problem- free. now, don't forget to remember our radio partners when you hit the roads, kcbs 740-am and 106.9-fm. back to you. >> thank you. in the headlines, in about 3 hours, divers will be back out searching the canal in stanislaus county for any sign of in a kidnapped 4-year-old boy. juliani cardenas has been missing for 10 days. so far, investigators have pulled out 11 vehicles out of the water but none has been tied to the kidnapping. there is a new top cop in san jose and it is not oakland chief anthony batts. chris moore has been chosen by the city manager to be san jose police chief.
moore has been serving as interim chief since october. the city council could give final approval to moore as early as next week. the board at the golden gate bridge district could decide today whether to phase out human toll collectors. the finance committee recommended it to save more than $19 million over eight years. all tolls would be collected electronically by fastrak or cameras that snap photos of license plates. the beef is there. so says taco bell. it's placing full page ads in major newspapers today just to set the record straight. the fast food chain says its seasoned beef is 88% beef. the remainder is water and other spices that contribute to the quality. a lawsuit suggests the filling contains less than 35% beef. the suit does not seek monetary damages, but asks the court to order taco bell to be honest in
its advertising. all right. with dieting guidelines, healthcare and medical innovations it seems americans should live longer. but that's actually not so. the national research council finds that we fall short on life expectancy compared to our international counter parts. that's mainly because of smoking and obesity. women live around 81 years, men 75. with more on health news, here's betty nguyen. >> reporter: many baby boomers may spend their retirement years battling alzheimer's disease. the alzheimer's association estimates 10 million baby boomers will die with or from the devastating disease. starting this year, more than 100,000 baby boomers a day are turning 65 years old. currently about five million people in the u.s. suffer from alzheimer's. the symptoms of menopause could mean a lower risk for breast cancer. new research from fred hutchison cancer research center says women who have hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause may have a 50% lower risk of developing breast cancer than those who never get symptoms. women going through menopause
can also develop insomnia and night sweats. and running injuries in children are on the rise. a new 14-year study from nationwide children's hospital reports a 34% increase in the number of kids who visit the emergency room for running- related injuries. about 16,000 kids are treated every year. younger kids are more likely to get hurt while running at school while adolescents are more likely to be injured at sports or recreation facilities. those are some of today's top health stories. i'm betty nguyen, cbs news, new york. taking a vacation might cost more. jetblue hiking prices for flights to the caribbean. it's adding a $90 fuel surcharge to help pay for a big jump in jet fuel prices. other carriers are expected to do the same. fuel costs 16% more than a year ago, and it's the single biggest expense for airlines. >> so get tickets now before they raise them. >> they will raise the baggage
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court yesterday but defense of asked for more time to prepare for the case. investigators believe a dispute between the two math professors was the motive. a mother forced off a plane at sfo for trying to put her baby in a child seat. melissa bradley was told to leave the flight when she took a picture of an airline row too narrow to fit an infant carrier. aviation officials urge parents to put infants in child seats but bradley says this is the second time in the past month that airlines told her not to. driving around palo alto soon, try hard to keep your eyes on the road. the palo alto art center opened a new tree sculpting exhibit today. it resembles rowhouses, stands two stories tall and is completely made of tree branches. no metal. you can walk through it and even look through the windows. >> i do think that it captures
people imagination and that it stirs them up and that's the upon the of my work. part of the world of ideas, that's the point of my work. >> the sculpture will be up for a year and then will be torn down and sent through a wood chipper and probably recycles. >> yeah. that's really cool, though, isn't it? it's like when ice sculptures are built and melts only lasts a short time. 5:55. >> our weather, this beautiful weather, lasted for what a workweek? and now we get to the weekend and we want to get outside and enjoy it and robert, what do you do? >> i beg your pardon it lasted for two weeks! and it was phenomenal. let's give the weather a little bit of credit but it's radically changing. for the third day in a row, we are starting with a fog advisory. today, like yesterday and the day before, the fog advisory is for our inland areas and the north bay but we're also seeing fog at the coast. a drop in temperatures today anywhere from 3 to 8 degrees. 66 is the daytime high in the
warmest of areas. we saw 66 at the coastline yesterday. so we are falling back to seasonal averages and it is all because a storm is acoming. late saturday a 50% chance of showers and then rain sunday. even a possible thunderstorm. but it's only for the weekend. we rebound back to sunny skies. we talked about the east coast all week and we didn't see its direct effects but ann of san jose this is what she captured in new york. that's miserable. send your photos to email@example.com. here's gianna with the traffic report. >> another reason to live in san francisco. all right. we have some stuff on the roads right now. in fact, it's a busy friday. a live picture of the upper deck of the bay bridge. new accident westbound near treasure island just before where the shot is. right lane blocks crews trying to get it out of the road. heading to the toll plaza extra volume but overall traffic still very light. in fact, they are moving that camera to see if they can get a shot of that accident and if
they do we'll bring that to you in a few minutes. elsewhere heading on the richmond/san rafael bridge, carquinez bridge, benicia bridge, we have fog advisories all over the place this morning, a lot of areas affected in the east bay. so again limited visibility across the span. we're seeing extra volume plus an accident at texas on the right shoulder. back to you. >> thank you. 5:57. coming up new at 6:00, a lawsuit has just been filed in a deadly bay area plane crash. we'll tell you why it's taken more than a year. and one thing's for sure, oakland's police chief is not moving down to san jose but still, the future of each department up in the air this morning. we'll break it down for you coming up next. and a big change is looking likely for the golden gate bridge. how you may be losing a certain personal touch at the bridge. the story is coming up. we were the first to ban smoking on airplanes. the first to have smoke-free bars and restaurants.
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