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the way to work today, windshield wipers on. >> a little bit thick out there in spots. the good news is that means high pressure is sitting overhead compressing that marine layer and it will be a great day. sunshine in san francisco, 67 degrees. 72 oakland. 83 san jose. 91 in concord. more on your weather in a moment. elizabeth has traffic. >> we have a photographer in san jose showing you 101 traffic. great past the alum rock exit. we have a crash in san francisco farther north on 101. we'll tell you more about that coming up. in the meantime, back to you. >> thank you. oakland community leaders plan to voice their opposition this morning to some tough new measures this aimed at curbing violence there. now, this comes after a toddler was killed by gang warfare. anne makovec is in oakland with the proposele that has divided the city. good morning, anne. >> reporter: good morning. some people look at it as the city needs to pull out all the stops to fight gang violence, and others are afraid that this
is an assault on civil liberties. i'm here at the site of the shooting that has affected the whole community. carlos nava the 3-year-old boy who was killed by a stray bullet on august 8 prompting people really here to grasp at solutions to stop the violence . council president larry reid and councilman ignacio de la fuente are pushing for a citywide curfew and to enforce and expand current gang injunction from fruitvale to east and west oakland. they are similar to restraining orders. mayor jean quan says it's political grandstanding. the community members have varied views on the subject as well but most agree that something needs to be done. >> it's just hard. [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: here's a look at the scoreboard right now. siding with mayor quan in
opposition to the curfew and injunction plan councilmembers brooks and nadel. joining reed are councilmembers kaplan and concern han. the details are yet to be worked out. at 11:00 this morning, right here at this site, some community members are gathering to protest the gang injunction and curfew ideas and they are also gathering to honor the victims of all of oakland's recent violence. >> thank you. in the meantime, the suspected getaway driver in the shooting of 3-year-old carlos nava has been charged with murder. charges were filed yesterday against 22-year-old willie torrence. police believe torrence drove while lawrence dennard allegedly fired the shots which killed the oakland boy on august 8. torrence was arrested in las vegas friday. and he is awaiting extradition to alameda county. a new push to make sure sex
offenders don't slip through the cracks. today a bill will be introduced to give the state parole board more information when deciding whether to release an inmate. right now decisions are based entirely on inmate behavior behind bars this new bill would allow them to consider previous crimes. the owner of a mcdonald's restaurant in san jose are being sued two months after a stabbing in the parking lot there. 17-year-old was among four teens injured on june 9 at third and san carlos streets. they say there was not enough security after a park concert that evening. the 9-year-old phillies fan that was struck by a drunk driver in san francisco now back home in pennsylvania. ryan white was hit by a pickup truck after leaving a giants phillies game august 4. white's
condition was recently upgraded enough so he could fly back home to continue treatment. the drive of the truck, 21-year- old andrew vargas, pled not guilty to dui hit-and-run charges. he is from hayward. copper thieves are targeting bay area schools. >> one school was hit four times just in the past week. kristy seifkin is in san francisco with what is being done to curb those copper thefts. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. copper theft is nothing new to the bay area. but it's out of hand this summer especially on school campuses. two schools in san francisco's sunset district were robbed in just the past week. and you mentioned that one school, the [ indiscernible ] which was robbed and had copper pipes stolen from a construction site on the campus four days in a row. police responded by putting additional patrols and plainclothes officers in the area. and they do have a description of the suspect. but they haven't released it yet since this is an ongoing
investigation. the french school on ortega street is a few blocks away from the alice fong school and it was also hit. an employee saw two men on the roof of the building stealing copper rain gutters sunday night. vallejo schools have also been a popular target for crimes throughout the summer. 10 thefts happened in july alone costing the school district an estimated $100,000. >> talking about $5,000 just for the wire in this one pipe. >> reporter: some blame police cutbacks for those thefts in vallejo but thankfully, vallejo did catch two of the alleged copper thieves earlier this month. but just this weekend san leandro was also hit. thieves stole copper, electrical wiring, some street lights on mcarthur boulevard taking out lighting on one- third of a mile stretch. those lights were out for a few days and the wiring had to be replaced. the one thing that's consistent in all of these copper thefts is that the robbers are bold and skilled at what they are
doing. they are having to climb on roofs or in some cases actually cut through live copper electrical wiring that's conducting 1500 volts of electricity. so pretty strong sign that these thieves want that copper badly. back to you. >> they have to sell the copper, too. would you think that those who take the copper to restill would have their eyes open for all these thieves out there? >> reporter: you would think. they have their eyes open and some companies like pg&e have actually stamped their copper wiring so it's clear that it has been stolen hand any reputable shops in the area at least have said they won't buy copper that's been stamped with a company name on it. so that's some good news. >> thank you, kristy seifkin live in san francisco. nevada firefighters are working around the clock to knock down a huge wildfire burning across the city. it broke out yesterday prompting residents to evacuate volunteerly. the flames and smoke shut down 395 yesterday. it re-opened last night.
the fire burned 2,000 acres. it's only 20% contained. so did you take that bike ride yesterday. i did. and lawrence told me, he said, go early. and i didn't. it was freezing, lawrence. >> is that right? >> my ears were hurting. >> did you have to pedal harder? >> i did. the wind was strong. it was so difficult. >> on the way back, the wind at your back pushes you down the street. it is gray this morning around much of the bay area right now. the fog and low clouds have pushed onshore into the valleys, as well. by the afternoon we are going to see a whole lot of sunshine. temperatures in the 50s and 60s at this hour. by the afternoon, we are going to enjoy plenty of sunshine and temperatures again moving up into the 60s and 70s around the bay, 80s in the santa clara valley, low 90s inland. at the coast patchy fog and cool into the 60s. time now for traffic with elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. let's start off with live look at conditions now crossing the benicia bridge. southbound 680 looks great heading into martinez.
in fact, our bridges overall are problem-free. so a bridge check for ya, check, good. all right. highway 4 no issues here, either, if you are coming out of antioch into concord. you can see our sensors are picking up a lot of green this morning throughout the east bay. an earlier accident coming into san francisco northbound 101 approaching cesar chavez, tow crew got out there and completely cleared it. now the right lane is re-opened so quick trip this morning on 101 all the way into downtown. westbound 237 no issues either exiting milpitas. back to you. >> thank you. traffic update, check, completed. nice job, elizabeth. >> thanks, elizabeth. 5:08. the president wraps up a three-day bus tour and he has a big announcement to make on jobs. plus... >> last two years, i have only worked about six months. >> the bay area faces of the unemployed plead for help. how their struggles are being
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pelosi and congress members mike honda and barbara lee were among the lawmakers who gathered at an oakland church last night. the counsel hall meeting gave people a chance to tell their stories about life without steady work and income. >> in the last two years, i have only worked about six months. >> the lawmakers in attendance all democrats promised to take those stories back to washington when budget negotiations resume. outside, a lone protestor blamed democratic policies for the nation's high unemployment rate. 5:12. president obama will give a major speech on ideas to increase job growth in early september. in a couple of hours the president were will wrap up his three-day bus tour of the midwest holding a pair of town hall meetings in his home state today in illinois. yesterday he met with iowa farmers and small businesses to hear their ideas on economic growth. today republican candidate rick perry, ron paul, mitt romney will be campaigning in new hampshire.
time now 5:13. they are disturbing and graphic but are they legal? >> the new challenge against those shocking cigarette warning labels. now anyone can be a stanford student. how you can take some popular classes and don't have to pay a penny. travel time heading out today, we are cleared for take- off at sfo. going to see plenty of sunshine by the afternoon a very nice 71 degrees. other parts of the country, heading to the south into houston, it is going to be hot, probably about 101 degrees there, about a 20% chance of rain with some passing clouds. but doesn't look too bad if you are heading in that direction. continuing on toward atlanta looking good, sunshine, 90 degrees this afternoon. the rest of your forecast is coming up. , ,,,,,, this morning's top stories:
two city councilmembers are proposing a citywide c welcome back. let's look at our top stories for the day. two city council members are proposing a citywide curfew for young people and more gang injunctions. but the city council is divided on these issues and mayor jean quan opposes the plan. a 2-year-old and her father reportedly died of carbon monoxide poisoning from the car's exhaust pipe in an amber alert tragedy. the girl's grandfather tells the "sacramento bee," his son turned to murder and suicide after he lost a custody battle. a public hearing is planned
tonight in san jose about a plan to sell one of the city's golf courses to developers in order to save money. mayor chuck reed said it cost the city $2 million a year to operate rancho del pueblo. if you are just getting up on this hump day, plenty of sunshine outside although we are starting out with low clouds and fog and thick especially toward the coastline. temperatures in the 50s and 60s. this afternoon should be beautiful outside, lots of sunshine coming our way maybe low 90s inland again for today. inside the bay 60s and 70s, becoming sunny and mild. and as you make your way toward the coastline still lingering clouds and some sunshine and temperatures there into the 60s. close to seasonal this time of year. high pressure over the four corners, that's leaving lots of sunshine in the bay area after morning low giving way to plenty of sunshine. but things are going to be changing soon. 101 the expected high in fresno
today, 100 in redding, 81 lake tahoe and sunny and about 9 degrees in ukiah, mostly sunny skies there, as well. around the bay, you will find temperatures up to 82 in santa clara, 83 in san jose, and about 86 degrees in los gatos. at the coast, mainly into the 60s. east bay numbers some low 90s inland. 89 degrees in san ramon. 92 in walnut creek. as you get inside the bay you will see 60s and 70s. and the north bay also expecting beautiful weather toward the afternoon, with warm sunshine after the patchy fog begins to burn off. more sun on the way the next couple of days but after that things change. low clouds really thicken up toward friday and the weekend and those temperatures cooling off. that's a look at weather. let's check on traffic with elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. having a conversation with your weather producer about very important topics, chocolate. >> chocolate. >> chocolate. >> number one. >> this early in the morning. all right. let's go outside, the other thing we are talking about is fog as lawrence mentioned. an issue this morning as you
cross the golden gate bridge. also if you are coming southbound 10 1 near the north tower, there is roadwork, various lanes blocked until 6:00. not causing major delay. traffic moving across just fine because you can see it is still nice and light out there. in fact, it looks okay all the way down through the waldo grade according to our traffic sensors. so yeah, visibility the only real issue this morning. out towards the bay bridge, east bay traffic looks great. coming into san francisco you're fine. there is some lower deck roadwork approaching treasure island again until 6 a.m. most of our overnight roadwork has already wrapped up buy a few lingering spots out there. the nimitz everything great according to our live traffic sensors. there is an as game over at the coliseum a lunch. time game 12:35 p.m. the as play baltimore. so watch out there. good to go from hayward towards downtown. south bay looks fine coming out of downtown san jose. there is live look at northbound traffic on two two more than a few headlights and
everything is looking good on 101 and 280. coming up we'll show you a live look at 101 traffic -- okay, never mind. there it is. looks great approaching alum rock. that's your traffic and weather. back to you. >> was that chocolate downstairs? >> he has almond rocha, a lot tv. stanford's pricy tuition reflects it in a big way. now the school is offering some of its glasses for free. some class are being offered and you don't have to pay a penny. professors see it as an experiment in educational theory. >> teachers have always had this idea that they have knowledge and they can share it with as many people as they want and they don't lose anything by sharing it. they gain by sharing. >> the classes are open to anyone. but not a lot of one-one-one
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some of the images are graphic here, folks. the tobacco companies claim their first amendment rights are being violated by having to carry an emotional appeal not to use their product. of course they want the labels removed. the fda is not commenting. get this. abercrombie & fitch offered to pay cash to jersey shore not to wear its brand on the air. the chain says it will offer a substantial payment to mike the situation sorrentino and his reality stars to wear someone else's clothes on tv and around. why? because abercrombie says it's concerned the hard partying show will hurt its image, this come from the same company -- [ laughter ] >> -- that's known for their ad campaign starring barely dressed teens. >> i would think if they are wearing it everybody would be wearing it. so what are you going to do. a summer special vacation for more than 100 kids continues at the discovery kingdom this morning. that's right. the kids will enjoy all the rides and sights and they don't
have to worry about their medical needs. there is a nonprofit group kids of courage and they organized the trip for children with life- threatening conditions and chronic illnesses. medical specialists and counselors are helping out. the kids will visit raging waters, alcatraz and they get to watch an oakland as game and clearly having a great time doing all of it. >> gives the folks a little break, too. kids are having fun, why not. 5:26. a popular free perk coming to an end. the big bank that's about to start charging people have a debit card. >> the recovery plan president obama will unveil very soon. with murders up 50% in oakland, some members of the city council are talking about pulling out all the stops against gang members. we'll explain coming up. and copper thieves are at it again. this time robbing two schools in san francisco's sunset district. one of which was robbed four days in a row. why these thieves want the copper so badly and what police are doing to stop them in a
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>> at least. >> three. >> armando is on number four. >> good morning, i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm grace lee. >> i have the caffeine iv in now. if you are heading out this morning good day for coffee on hot chocolate. a little cloudy out there now but by the afternoon, fantastic sunshine, temperatures up in the 60s into san francisco, 70s and sunny in oakland, 80s in san jose. we have slight delays approaching the bay bridge toll plaza. nothing too big. metering lights are off and overall we are accident-free across the bay area. what we have is roadwork. we'll tell you more about that coming up in just a few minutes. thanks. lawrence, thanks. 5:31. the murder of a toddler caused outrage in oakland over the city's struggle with violence. oakland community leaders have made a proposal to help curb the violence but it's facing some rather stiff opposition. anne makovec in oakland now
with a proposal that's divided the city and she joins with us more. >> reporter: good morning. people have been very passionate on both sides of this issue. for years they have been talking about gang injunctions and curfews here in oakland but a situation like the past few days has up the ante. -year-old carlos nava was -- 3- year-old carlos nava was hit by a stray bullet. council president larry reid and councilman ignacio de la fuente pushing for a citywide if your few and for the city to enforce and expand its current gang injunction from fruitvale to east and west oakland. mayor jean quan is calling the move by these guys nothing more than political grandstanding. but de la fuente is asking, what's the alternative? >> i think we have as to make
her accountable. if you don't support an injunction, then what do you do? what are the plans? >> reporter: now, details on this plan have yet to be worked out. some members of the council have indicated though that they would join reid and de la fuente in support of the measures. they are though very expensive to pursue. the city has come up with a lot of litigation on both sides of the matter over the past few years, as well. so that would have to be considered. also, this morning, at 11:00 some community members will be here at this memorial for carlos nava to honor victims of violence in oakland against these measures the injunctions and curfews saying they are an infraction on civil liberties. >> thank you, anne makovec live in oakland. the suspected getaway driver in the shooting of that little 3-year-old carlos nava has been charged with murder. 22-year-old willie torrence was officially charged yesterday. the same day day nava was laid
to rest. police believe torrence drove the car and lawrence dennard allegedly shot the boy. torrence was arrested in las vegas friday waiting extradition to alameda county. copper thieves are apparently desperate for it targeting bay area schools. kristy seifkin is in san francisco where one school has been hit four times in the past week. >> reporter: it is unbelievable but unfortunately it's part of a larger trend. these copper thefts are not new to the bay area but they really have gotten out of hand over the summer particularly at schools two schools in san francisco's sunset district were hit in just the past week alone. one of those schools the alice fong youth school had copper pipes stolen from a construction site on campus four days in a row this past week. and police responded by putting additional patrols and plainclothes officers in the area and they do have a description of a suspect did
you but aren't releasing it because of the ongoing investigation. another school a few blocks away was also hit this past weekend. an employee saw two men on the roof taking copper rain gutters from the building on sunday night. vallejo schools have also been a popular target for these thefts throughout the summer. 10 thefts happened in july alone costing the school district an estimated $100,000. some blame police cutbacks but vallejo police caught two of the alleged thieves this month. this weekend san leandro was also hit. thieves stole copper electrical wiring from street lights on macarthur boulevard taking out lighting on a third of a mile stretch and those lights were out for a few days. the wiring had to be replaced. one thing that's consistent with all the thefts is the
thieves are technically skilled and bold. some are having to go on roofs of buildings, others are actually cutting into pipes and then cutting through live electrical copper wires that are conducting more than 1500 volts of electricity. so it's a strong indicator that these thieves want that copper badly. back to you. >> bold moves. all right, kristy seifkin live in san francisco, thank you. in the meantime, today a concord assemblywoman will introduce a bill aimed at making sure there is never another case like the jaycee dugard kidnapping. democrat susan bonilla wants the state parole board to have more information when it determines whether to release an inmate. right now, parole decision are based on an inmate's behavior in prison. this bill would allow the board to consider the type of crime as well as prior convictions. a federal board paroled convict kidnapper phillip garrido in 1988, three years before he abducted dugard. a san jose teenager is suing the owner of a downtown
mcdonald's restaurant two months after being stabbed in the parking lot. the 17-year-old says the restaurant didn't have enough security to handle the extra large crowds after a nearby concert that night. he and three others were hurt there. >> have you been enjoying the afternoon sun getting outside? >> actually it's been great. >> lawrence what have you been doing outside. i have been camping with my little girl in the backyard. tent is up for six days. this is that time of year enjoy, folks. you have the patchy fog in the morning hours, and then we know we are getting that sunshine in the afternoon. it's just a question of how warm it's going to get and i think we are going to get hot in spots. right now 50s and 60s all around the bay area. fog thick at the coast. this afternoon temperatures heating up in a hurry. 60s in san francisco, 70s in oakland under sunny skies, 80s at the santa clara valley, even low 90s well inland so you get
the idea some fantastic weather ahead today. but that could change very soon. we'll talk more about that in a moment. that's a look at weather. let's check on traffic with elizabeth. >> we are not dealing with major hot spots. we have this ongoing roadwork a lot of this wrapping up by 6:00. this is just our last remaining stuff out there including this northbound 680 between alcosta and rudgear, various lanes blocked blocked for ongoing construction work, until about 6:00 this morning. also going against the commute eastbound 4 between railroad and somersville watch out for that. in the meantime westbound highway 4, already starting to get a little sluggish as you make your way into antioch. the antioch bridge itself looks okay. but again once you get closer towards a street and those westbound lanes that's where we see a little bottleneck. overall not too bad so if you want to beat the rush, head out now. bay bridge so far, so good, just slight delays in some lanes but overall not too bad a drive into san francisco. that's your traffic. back to you. >> thank you. new word this morning that president obama will make a
major speech on jobs early next month. the plan will likely include some tax cuts, job growth ideas and steps that would help the long-term unemployed. it's aimed to help the struggling middle class. the speech is slated for early september. bay area's unemployed had a chance to vent their frustration to some of the nation's top leaders. house minority leader nancy pelosi and congress members mike honda and barbara lee gathered at an oakland church last night a packed house. town hall meeting gave people a chance to tell their stories about life without steady work and income. >> last two years, i have only worked about six months. >> lawmakers all democrats promised to take those stories back to capitol hill. outside a lone protestor, that was it blamed democratic policies for the nation's high unemployment. a prime piece of property in east san jose could be sold
to developers. the city is considering selling the rancho del pueblo golf course to save money. mayor chuck reed says it costs $2 million a year to operate the nine-hole course. there will be a public hearing tonight at 6:00. that's at the mayfair community center. well what do you think was bart right to block cell phone service in the name of safety? the board of directors wants to know. so two members are calling for a public discussion on the recent cell phone blackout at stations in san francisco. the transit agency says last week's decision was meant to prevent a protest from threatening the safety of its passengers. but the blackout led to more protests including the hacking of a bart website over the weekend. the fcc is now investigating the blockage. 5:40 now. use your debit card? >> all the time. >> i do, too. probably 100 times a month and you might start paying a fee every time you use it. a top bank is testing that out. we'll tell you who. forget the sunscreen. why you might want some coffee before heading to the beach. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
good morning, bay area! if you are just getting up we have some cloud out there early on, some of that thick at the coast, dense fog there. toward the afternoon most of these guys going to clear out nicely except at the coast, low clouds at the coast temperatures still in the 60s. inside the bay sunny and mild, temperatures in the 60s and the 70s. 80s toward the santa clara valley and could see low 90s into the inland areas. close to seasonal for this time of year. high pressure holding on for today and probably tomorrow. but after that things change as this trough finally starts to work its way into california, more cool air moving in. and looks like temperatures dropping off as we head in toward the weekend. so enjoy the summer sunshine as we head toward the afternoon.
that had bring with it 96 degrees in sacramento. sunny skies a hot 101 in fresno. 94 in yosemite. 69 partly cloudy skies into monterey bay and 92 degrees getting hot in ukaih. around the bay area, we'll find temperatures up into the 90s into morgan hill, 80 and sunny in milpitas, 79 degrees in redwood city. mix of sun and clouds into half moon bay at 66 degrees. and about 76 and sunny and bright in union city. east bay temperatures up into the 90s in some spots well inland. 80s elsewhere in toward dublin and also san ramon. and then inside the bay 60s and 70s through berkeley and oakland and alameda. and also san leandro. up into the north bay looking at temperatures mainly into the 60s at the coast with a couple of patches of fog. inland 70s and 80s, even 90s into toward fairfield. looks like tomorrow going to be very similar here in the bay area but after that things change. high pressure weakens that trough sweeps in deepening the marine layer, more low clouds
and fog and drizzle and drizzle on the roads could be dangerous. >> it can. we have a photographer standing live outside. they love that stuff. here's live look out there in san jose. for right now, we are nice and dry. there is some fog especially on the golden gate bridge camera but everything is free and clear. a little more crowded northbound on 101 as you pass alum rock, overall no major delays as you head up into santa clara. let's go to our maps show you what else is going on. the bay bridge, we just took a call from a member of the kcbs phone force about a stall on the incline portion of the bay bridge once you get past the pay gates on westbound 80. they are slowly clearing that off to treasure island. so it's not causing any big issues but just something to watch out for there at the bay bridge. overall the east bay, though, we are seeing a lot of green on our sensors. there is a lunchtime as game, playing baltimore around 12:35. for right now as you pass overstock.com coliseum you can see again starting to get more
crowded north- and southbound 880 but your drive time still 15 minutes from hayward towards the macarthur maze in those northbound lanes of 880. southbound 880 fine, as well. roadwork in the east bay, eastbound 4 between railroad and somersville, that should be wrapping up here very shortly. it was scheduled to finish by about 6:00. slight delays westbound 4. 280 problem-free, as well. these headlights are northbound right there approaching the 880 interchange. remember kcbs once you do hit the roads. they're our radio partners. and you can find them at 740-am and 106.9-fm. we share all our information with them. that's your traffic and weather. back to you. >> thank you. 5:46 now. let's get a peek at some of the top stories on this wednesday. youth curfews and gang injunctions are all being proposed to help curb the violence in oakland.
mayor jean quan opposed both measures. the 9-year-old struck by a pickup this month has been flown home to pennsylvania. ryan white was leaving a giants- phillies game when he was hit by a suspected drunk driver. and hundreds of federal and state fire crews will continue to fight a very fast-moving wildfire near gardnerville, nevada. the fire had burned 2,000 acres and is now 20% contained. a lot of high school grads are not ready for college. that's based on a.c.t. scores being released today. nearly 30% of recent graduates didn't make the grade. despite that this year's grads posted a slight gain on the a.c.t. exam. one-fourth met the college readiness standard in the four core subjects, english, math, reading and science. this brings u.s. students back up to levels to 2009. and it is the first day of classes for students in joplin, missouri. a deadly tornado tore through the city less than three months ago. high school students will resume classes at a mall. middle schoolers will go to
school inside a converted warehouse. "the early show's" chris wragge is live in joplin this morning beginning at 7 a.m. right here on cbs 5. tuition for one year at stanford costs nearly $40,000 but now the prestigious school is offering some of its classes for free. courses in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and intro databases, all being offered over the internet at no cost. the professors teaching the classes see this as an experiment in educational theory. >> teachers have always had this idea that they have knowledge and they can share it with as many people as they want and they don't lose anything by sharing that, rather they gain by sharing. >> the classes are open to anyone but the material and course requirements including all the homework are the same as on campus students. you have to do the work. this might hurt us a little bit, huh? >> oh, yeah. >> the days of having a free debit card could soon be over. >> wells fargo is testing a $3 monthly charge. for now it will only affect
customers in georgia, new mexico, nevada and oregon. that's beginning in october. a bank spokesman said wells fargo is reviewing pricing and industry trends as well as market competition. customers who don't use their cards during the month will not be charged that $3 fee. >> who do you not use your pardon? >> i don't know. that seems really -- how do you not use your card? >> i don't know. that seems really difficult. >> how do you get your cash. about 13% of people admit to talking on their cell phones, some with contact with someone, that's according to a new pugh study, the number jumps to 30% among young adults. >> everyone is on their phone. it's like this or like that. time now 5:49. an eye in the sky the high-tech device seeing and recording everything in one bay area city. >> and presidential candidate
michele bachmann all shook up. how her tribute to elvis went horribly wrong. [ agent ] so your policy looks good, is there anything else? why did you buy my husband a falcon? thanks for the falcon. i didn't buy anyone a falcon. sure, you did. you saved us a lot of money on auto insurance. i used that money to buy a falcon. ergo, you bought me a falcon. i should've got a falcon. most people who switch to state farm save on average about $480. what they do with it, well, that's their business. oh, that explains a lot, actually. [ chuckles ] [ male announcer ] another reason people switch to state farm. aw, i could've gotten a falcon. [ male announcer ] get to a better state. [ falcon screeches ]
that's the power of german engineering. hurry in and lease the jetta s for just $179 a month. ♪ visit vwdealer.com today. had to perform a daring perform a daring cliffside rescue to save a pair of stranded teenagers. after two boys climbed 250 feet up welcome back. 5:51. firefighters in l.a. county had to save some stranded teenagers in the dark after two boys climbed 250 feet up this rocky cliffface. they realized maybe we shouldn't have done that. stranded halfway up the bluff, they made it to a ledge where they called for help. firefighters used harnesses to lower the boys to the bottom. both are fine. they said we're not going to do that again. good move. city of gilroy just installed a new high-tech surveillance camera that sees almost everything. it's mounted on a stop light at fifth and monterey street there. officers will use the video for crime prevention and other investigations there.
business owners say the downtown area used to have a lot of fights with all the bars operating and such. they still see troublemakers even though the area has changed quite a bit. some are concerned about potential abuses, though. >> there's some things you want to keep to yourself. not that you're trying to do anything illegal, but, you know, you still want to go out there and feel like somebody's not watching you all the time. >> gilroy paid $50,000 for the system. so far just one camera is up. but plans call for six cameras all along monterey street. four of america's biggest tobacco companies are suing the fda over aggressive new warning labels. and some of these images are graphic, we warn you. the tobacco companies claim their first amendment rights are being violated by having to carey an emotional -- to -- carry an emotional appeal not to use their product. hot coffee at the beach. >> but actually it can help protect you from skin cancer
apparently. researchers at rutgers university found that caffeine guards against nonmelanoma cancers. each cup of coffee you drink, elizabeth, reduces your risk by 5%. >> wow. >> okay. >> i don't know why i brought new but what the heck. >> i probably drink the most coffee of anyone on this shift. >> gallons. >> experts say coffee blocks a certain key enzyme in the skin based on studies with mice. scientists believe applying caffeine directly to the skin could offer a little bit of protection. >> you need something to wash all that chocolate down that she consumes throughout the show. >> just one. [ laughter ] >> well, a new presidential candidate are quickly learning even the most innocent public statements can get you all shook up. >> before we get started, let's all say happy birthday to elvis presley today! >> whoo! >> happy birthday! >> yeah. that's michele bachmann at a campaign event in south carolina yesterday. the problem, yesterday marked 34 years since elvis presley's
death. somebody in the crowd shouted a correction. she didn't respond but later said, as far as we are concerned, he is still alive in our hearts. >> is that going to be on youtube for the next two years? >> forever! >> and once it's out there it's forever. >> every candidate is -- remember elvis? >> okay. here we go. as for the weather, you know, don't get this wrong. >> coffee would be a great thing at the beach today. hot chocolate. it's chilly dose. you have the fog and low clouds that's moved in a little thick at the beaches. going to try and squeeze in plenty of sunshine elsewhere today. hey, we could see some low 90s inland. a lot of 60s and 70s around the bay, 80s at the santa clara valley. and 60s at the beaches. very similar for tomorrow. then we start to cool things down as we head in toward friday and the weekend. and it looks like we'll probably try to heat things back up as we head toward the beginning of the next week. that's a look at weather. let's check on traffic with elizabeth. our coffee drinker. >> the problem is i start drinking before i even get here
drinking coffee. [ laughter ] >> right. let's do a bridge check. >> we should. >> everything looks good so far across the san mateo bridge right side of your screen is the commute direction. a 13-minute drive out of hayward toward foster city. bay bridge same thing. they did clear the stall that we were spotting on the incline. so that is off the chp reports. and everything looks good into san francisco. mass transit is on time. that's traffic. back to you. [ laughter ] >> some beverages right over there. >> just checking. >> irish coffee [ laughter ] >> well, it's a thought. [ laughter ] 5:56 now. in the next half hour, stop wearing our clothes. the popular store offering to pay some reality tv stars not to wear its brand. we have another pit bull attack in northern california. why a man who saved his family
is now in legal trouble. and the criminals in oakland don't hesitate to use their wells. we're not hesitate to use ours. that's a quote from the council president here. we'll tell you what kind of weapons he is talking about coming up. and i'm kristy seifkin live in san francisco's sunset district where the copper thieves are at it again, this time hitting up two schools. i'll tell you why the thieves want that copper so badly and what police are doing to stop them, coming up. there it is. the "mystery spot". not a mammal in this household is willing to lay claim to its origin. we may never know. let that sink in, people. we may never know. but now? now is not the time for blame. now is the time for action. ♪call 1-800-steemer.
good morning, it's wednesday, august 17. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm grace lee. we are going to check in with lawrence. cool start but the sun is supposed to come out, right? >> yeah, just like the last couple of days, we are looking good. lots of sunshine this afternoon but dense fog showing up at the coast. 67 in san francisco today, 72 and sunny in oakland. 83 in san jose. cooler weather is on the way. that's a look at weather. let's check on traffic with elizabeth. >> we are accident-free across the east bay. this is a live look at the fishmonger 880 past the coliseum. chip a check of the south bay. back to you. >> thank you -- coming up, a check of the south bay. back to you. a toddler's death is the last straw. oakland city leaders are pushing new ideas to control the violence. anne makovec is in oakland with proposals that have divided the city. >> reporter: we are talking about more gang in