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russian president vladimir putin strikes back at president obama on syria. >> president putin wrote, we must stop using the language of force and return to the path of civilized diplomatic and political settlement. >> her father says he parked around the corner, then went in to buy some items. and by the time he got back out daphne was gone. >> the little girl went missing nine weeks ago and now police say they have a break in the case of daphne webb. >> we should stand up against wall street and for our commute. and for our community. if not us, then who will? >> the city of richmond will take on the banks, the goal to refinance mortgages so that homeowners can afford their payments. >> they're crazy. they can't be doing that. it ruins it for all the working guys that are out here. >> it's the new plan to transform some of the busiest san francisco streets into a transit rider's dream. or a driver's nightmare depending on how you look at it. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning. >> that one is ripped to right! captions by: caption colorado email@example.com >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald.
good morning. september of 12. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:00. we are following several developing stories as we wake up. secretary of state john kerry meets with his russian counterpart today in switzerland. their discussion will focus on the potential diplomatic solution to the crisis in syria. the city of richmond is battling the banks. the mayor's plan to battle the city to buy underwater mortgages from the banks at fair market value to refinance the mortgages so homeowners can afford the payments. and two people have now died in major flooding in boulder, colorado. days of rainfall have swept away cars, flooded houses and forced schools to close. this is a live look in boulder right now where you can see the cars are in the water. apparently there is a rescue happening right now -- this looks like. this may be boulder creek in boulder but you can see the flooding, three vehicles right
there. >> yeah. >> so they may be trying to get somebody out of that truck. it looks like a pickup truck or something that white vehicle in there and then you can also see a car overturned. rescue happening in boulder. two people have died. a lot of the roads are impassable there. let's take a look. this looks like a truck. but a lot of roads leading into boulder are flooded right now. you can't even get in there. >> very scary weather back there. they're not done yet. more of the subtropical moisture being drawn up there. i want to show you the latest satellite and radar. you can see some of that moisture headed up there. they had 8" just yesterday. you get stuck in one of these thunderstorms, that's monsoonal moisture, moisture-laden so it can drop a lot of rain in a short amount of time. could be another scary day in the area. here we have clouds early on drizzle at the coastline. temperatures in the 50s and 60s
to start out the day. by the afternoon clearing out, warmer but still below average for this time of year but comfortable. 84 degrees expected in livermore and sunny, 68 breezy into san francisco. should be about 79 degrees mostly sunny in san jose. all right. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> reporter: thanks, lawrence. >> oh, okay. sorry happening today, secretary of state john kerry john kerry will sit down with russian leaders to go over russia's plan to get rid of the syrian government's chemical weapons. as susan mcginnis reports, this comes as the "new york times" runs an op. ed. piece by russian president vladimir putin. >> reporter: russian president vladimir putin has a warning for the american people. in a "new york times" editorial, putin said, the potential strike by the united states against syria will result in more innocent victims and escalation. potentially spreading the conflict far beyond syria's borders. he added, we must stop the language of force and return to the path of civilized diplomatic and political settlement.
>> good morning, secretary kerry. good morning. >> reporter: a political settlement could be in the works. secretary of state john kerry meets with his russian counterpart in switzerland today. they are discussing a russian plan for syria to turn over all of its chemical weapons to avoid a u.s. military strike. >> if assad's chemical weapons stockpiles can be secure and removed from his possession, absent military force that would be a good thing. >> reporter: that's a big if. the u.s. will agree to the russian proposal only if it can be sure syria turns over all of its chemical weapons. >> syria is considered by most experts as a chemical weapons superpower. >> reporter: experts believe the chemical weapons are spread throughout the country. >> i would say our knowledge of the exact location of these weapons is at best imperfect at this point. >> reporter: there's an estimated 1,000 tons of chemical agents that need to be rounded up and destroyed. in washington, susan mcginnis, kpix 5. >> the president says he is willing to see if the diplomatic solution works but is keeping military options open in case the russian plan fails.
more than 100 syrian refugees arrived in germany today. that country has offered to take in some 5,000 people from war-torn syria. advocates estimate about 2 million syrian refugees are living outside the country now. it's 6:05 right now. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> if you are traveling through newark not too good. right now the three left lanes are blocked. there was an accident in the area southbound 880 approaching dakota road. three left lanes are blocked because of debris all over the roadway and traffic is beginning to stack up behind it. 23 miles per hour so it's backed up beyond highway 84 exit. so here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. they turned the metering lights on just a few minutes ago so already the delays are beginning to build. and we're seeing it like we usually do in the far right lanes. those are stacking up the fastest backing up towards the
overcrossings. the left lanes and carpool lanes still look good. another reason to carpool this time of the morning. no delay. here's a live look at the golden gate bridge as lawrence mentioned a little earlier, a little slick and misty so the roads may be a little bit of an issue dealing with that if you are coming from sausalito into san francisco. that is the latest "timesaver traffic." back to you. richmond's plan to take over under water home mortgages faces its first big test today. anne makovec is in richmond where a judge is deciding whether banks can sue to stop the plan. app app. >> reporter: that he plan is complicated controversial and a game changer when it comes to under water homes. in richmond half of the homes here have mortgages that are more than the home is currently worth. the city council moved forward with the plan to buy the homes and reduce the principal payments for the original homeowners. if the banks don't want to sell the mortgages this is where it gets dicey, richmond would use eminent domain to seize the
properties. that is uncharted territory that has the council divided. >> is it risky? to me it's risky to not do anything. >> we are preparing to fight the banking industry with millions and millions of dollars?! not me! >> reporter: the banks are already fighting this idea and that brings us to the hearing today. wells fargo and deutsche bank are suing the city of richmond saying the use of eminent domain in this case is unconstitutional. so today, the judge will determine whether the banks have a case or if this is all premature. back to you. >> anne, how could the city of richmond afford to buy those mortgages? >> that is a big question because the city has certainly been struggling financially for years. it is teaming up with an investment firm in san francisco to help fund those mortgages. and again, they would then go back to the homeowner. >> anne makovec live in richmond, you see it. the family of a missing toddler is waiting for new
developments for the search for daphne webb. she has been missing two months. her father said she was in the vehicle with his 87-year-old mother who has dementia and was taken from the vehicle while he went into a store. >> i find that hard to believe in a city like oakland for a baby to come up missing and nobody knows anything. >> police told kpix 5 yesterday dozens of detectives are working on active leads. they say they have one more site to so much but no further details. gps tracking technology led the san francisco police to a smartphone robbery suspect. two suspects with a gun stole the phone and a backpack from the victim in the bayview district early yesterday morning. police used the phone's tracking system to find a suspect just a few blocks away a short time later they say the 21-year-old suspect had the phone. it was wearing clothes from that victim's backpack. san jose will pay a man five million dollars after he survived getting shot more than
20 times by police officers. javier gonzalez guerrero passed out at a hotel after a halloween party back in 20 11. he was dressed as a surgeon and apparently had a fake gun. someone spotted him and cops were called. guerrero's lawyers say officers showered him with bullets thinking he was reaching for a gun. negotiations between bart and union workers will pick up today finally. these are the first talks since the 60-day cooling-off period began last month. union wants bart to handle safety issues such as vegetation outgrowth and inadequate lighting in some of the tunnels. the main issue of pay and healthcare are set to be taken up sometime next week. both sides have until october 11 to make a deal or we're looking at yet another bart strike. new this morning, that incomplete bike path on the new eastern span of the bay bridge is over budget and has had problems since the beginning. documents obtained by the "san francisco chronicle" show
issues with the handrails have cost more than $3.5 million. reports also show there are design flaws fabrication errors and snapped bolts. the california highway patrol is looking for more officers and it's accepting applications right now. the chp says it needs to fill vacancies because it loses about 25 officers per month through attrition. applications are being accepted on the chp's website through saturday. and we're live in concord this morning where people are lining up for the grand opening of the new nordstrom rack. the store's offering tons of deals today which explains the camp-out by the die-hard shoppers. there's also a contest for a $1,000 shopping spree giveaway. the new nordstrom rack will be part of the sun valley mall. people love their bargains. >> surprised you're not there. 6:10, bay area kids are starting the school year off healthy. the new lunches that have some kids asking for quinoa instead of french fries. [ child speaking italian ]
>> if you are wondering what she just said, stay tuned! the unique environment teaching kids in two languages. then -- >> you know the rules. no touching, no magillly. >> okay. well, this viral video has everyone playing by the millions. what the funny ad is trying to sell. coming up. >> plenty of clouds around the bay area this morning. some drizzle too. but actually going to be a little warmer. we'll talk about it coming up. >> and as our morning commute gets under way we start to see more problems reaching the south bay. the bigger one northbound 101 approaching montague. we'll have your latest travel times after the break. what you put into it. ou get o, always use gas that cleans. chwith techron.
it's still raining out there and this is what's causing all of this flooding in boulder. this is highway 287 in boulder. that is completely washed out. and you can see that rescue crews are out there trying to rescue someone in that vehicle. we'll keep you updated. school meals are healthier this year for 120 kids in marin city. bayview mlk academy got rid of packaged and processed foods and now has chefs at schools preparing local organic and natural foods for breakfast and lunch. they also have chefs talking with the students about the food and most of the students at the school qualify for subsidized meal programs. in europe most kids learn two to three languages growing up so why not here in the u.s.? >> good question. well, there is a very unique school teaching that and a whole lot more. la scuola gives san francisco kids a jump-start on the rest of the pack while preserving their italian heritage. we think that's pretty cool. . reporter: it is surrounded by cranes and all the hub-hub that's the dogpatch
neighborhood of san francisco but something very special is going on behind the doors of la scuola. 130 kids would agree preschoolers, all getting -- preschoolers through second graders all getting schooled in italian. [ non-english language ] >> reporter: what began as a play group for a few families 10 years ago is now a world class italian immersion school. la scuola embraces the child's learning spirit and allows them to discover naturally while learning a second language in a very unique environment filled with color and wonderment. >> children have a right to beauty, that the environment is their teacher. so if you create a unique environment that's stimulating, that is a sort of a sense of [ indiscernible ] for children, children will learn differently and better. >> reporter: how would you say daddy i had a very good day at school today in italian? [ non-english language ]
>> reporter: in a matter of weeks, kids are speaking italian. within a year, most are fluent. from books to posters, even the signs in the garden are all in italian. and that's not all. >> how is the food here? >> delicious! >> reporter: straight from calabria, the chef and her fabulous bolognese. delicious. these kids are eating well. >> they eat better here than at home. i can say that for my kids, as well. but the food is a moment where the children get together, you know, they sit around the table, they talk, i mean, it's a learning experience for them. >> reporter: a love of all things italian, la scuola is this week's -- [ non-english language ] [ laughter ] >> i think that means they got a pretty school cool school. >> i love the happened gestures when you talk. >> you can't help it.
i married and italian and la scuola. [ pronunciation ] >> i had to work on my italian a little bit. it's preschool through second grade but they hope to grow it through the 8th grade. >> what's cool about your school? submit your nomination to kpix.com/coolschool and we may come feature your school on our show. >> one of the best parts of the school they serve espressos to the teachers. i had one when i went in. >> it's good. the food looks amazing. i asked my producer, who speaks fluent italian, how do you say accidents? we got a lot of them in italian. [ non-english language ] did i get that right? she gives me the thumbs up. all right. we got a lot of them popping up suddenly including one coming into newark. southbound 880 approaching dakota road. that accident is blocking the middle lanes and unfortunately, our backups continue to grow and it's really bottlenecking eight miles per hour now. it looks like closer towards the dumbarton bridge exit. so a couple of more problems
now these are in the south bay the worst of the two northbound 101 approaching montague expressway accident there blocking lanes. we also had another thing on mckee road off-ramp and that's cleared. northbound 680, traffic only able to squeeze by on the right-hand shoulder now so chp is heading to the scene working to clear it. in the meantime here's a live look over by the bay bridge toll plaza. looks like those far right lanes like usual are beginning to stack up even beyond the overcrossings or pushing closer towards the foot of the maze. but left lanes look good carpool lanes look good again fastrak starting to get busy once they turned those metering lights on. silicon valley commuters westbound 237 nice and quiet between 880 and sunnyvale. that's the latest "timesaver traffic." for more on your kind of misty schmitzy forecast here's lawrence. >> schmitzy, is that italian,
too? >> i'll check with claudia. >> okay, thank you. [ laughter ] around the bay area today, we are starting out with some low clouds, some drizzle early on around the bay area may need that windshield wiper from time to time this morning but by the afternoon we are going to see a whole lot of sunshine outside. the temperatures probably a little bit warmer but staying mild. then a modest warming trend as we head in toward the weekend. so i think we have some nice weather ahead. high pressure building in slowly today and just really a rather weak ridge so the temperatures not going to soar but it will be warmer especially inland for today. not much change out toward the coastline. sfo we are seeing some delays of over an hour on arriving flights due to low clouds this morning. by the afternoon we should clear that out. a couple of trouble spots if you are headed across the country expecting some thunderstorms into denver. that could cause some delays there. also thunderstorms expected in new york at 90 degrees. partly cloudy should be a good day in chicago. and about 93 degrees hot and partly cloudy into houston. around the bay today we'll see some sunshine this afternoon. about 79 degrees in san jose.
82 in palo alto. 60s along the coastline with some patchy fog. 73 and breezy into hayward. east bay temperatures a few degrees warmer than yesterday. 86 degrees in brentwood. 84 in livermore. and inside the bay looking at some 60s and 70s. next couple of days we'll start to warm those temperatures up a little bit more and then we are going to cool things off into sunday and monday. but liz says in her best italian, a little bit schmitzy out there right now. >> i don't think that's italian. >> you don't? >> i don't think so. [ laughter ] >> all right. thank you. well, coming up, by the way, got a little sports, kansas city beating the indians in cleveland after this surprise catch. look what i got right there? it's our play of the day. >> good morning, everybody! the a's look to grow their lead on the a.l. west offense comes alive on a big night in minnesota. come on back.
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good morning, everybody. i want you guys to just sit back and have a big laugh, ha, ha, ha,haha, ha! just like that! that's what the a's had last night in minnesota. check this out. pat neshek's brother in white a bull boy pestered by this little -- a ball boy pestered by this little kid in explode. just got it on. coco crisp pole action. 19th homer. 2-0 and that was just the beginning. the a's just --every oakland starter had at least one hit, one run and an rbi. they had a 10-run 4th inning! that's steven vote a home run. 22 hits, 18-3 over the twins. to texas now, three games behind oakland after the pirates swept them yesterday. that's the big blow in the 8th. 7-5 pirates. put it on the board.
giants yusmeiro petit went 5 2/3 versus colorado after almost throwing a perfect game tied at 3 in the 8th, brandon belt the single to left. giants rally to win, final four- 3. that is sports at this hour. everybody have a great day. thank you, vern. play of the day, it seems the royals' eric hozmer even surprised himself by making that leaping catch for a second inning out. here's a chance to see it one more time because it's so quick. a little stretch, i looks up and says sno-cone this! very nice. kansas city beat the indians in cleveland 6-2. uld be closing it's doors. how some are trying to stop it. reporter ad libs 6:26. coming up, the station near the morgan fire on mount diablo could be closing its doors. how some are trying to stop that now. >> and a new plan to ease congestion on one of san
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald 8-year-old alaysha carradine murdered last july, the break in her case that now has oakland police one step closer to catching her killer. >> access your facebook, twitter and other social media sites may soon be up to you only. the growing list of people not allowed to ask for access to your accounts. >> starting out with more clouds and drizzle this morning but more sunshine by the afternoon. we'll talk about it coming up. >> and it's a grind already on 880 from hayward into newark. we'll have the latest on this
accident plus a check of mass transit. that's all coming up. good morning, everyone. the weekend is approaching. we have thursday, september 12. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now 6:31. an update to breaking news in colorado. just minutes ago, a man was rescued alive from a car trapped in floodwaters. a creek actually washed this road out. this is near lafayette. taking several cars with it. rescuers were able to pull the man out alive. two other people were also rescued. and this is a live look out at the scene right now. you can see that the emergency personnel on the scene. it's still raining there. more storms are expected later this afternoon. two people have died in the flooding. syrian president bashar assad has told russian tv he is giving up chemical weapons because of russia's offer not
because of u.s. threats. this comes as a series of critical meetings is about to begin in switzerland. secretary of state john kerry and a team of u.s. experts are there to talk with their russian counterparts. cbs news' margaret brennan has the latest from geneva. >> reporter: if the russian prann is real, it could be a way to avoid u.s.-led strikes. that's why secretary kerry is here in geneva to test whether moscow is putting forward a credible and verifiable plan to locate and destroy all syria's chemical weapons. now, we expect about two days' worth of very technical intense talks between 30 arms control experts and diplomats from the u.s. side and a large russian delegation. there is not a lot of trust between the u.s. and russia right now. and secretary kerry wants his russian counterpart to offer up all of the 1,000 tons of chemical weapons the u.s. believes syria has. in the meantime, while the
diplomacy happens, the fighting continues. oakland police say it's their biggest break so far in the search for an 8-year-old girl's killer. this sketch released yesterday is of the man who police say killed alaysha carradine in july. she was at a sleepover at a friend's home in the diamond district. investigators say the gunman rang the doorbell and then started shooting. alaysha was killed. two other children and a grandmother were injured. there's a $35,000 reward for tips leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect. 6:33 now. shellie zimmerman is not commenting on monday's altercation with her estranged husband, george zimmerman. police called to their florida home just days after shellie filed for divorce. >> reporter: are you feeling like $100 million shellie? she is not feeling that great. she doesn't feel like $100 million, do you? >> no. >> reporter: are you ready to talk about how you're going to move on for your life? >> the zimmermans have
different versions of what happened monday and the ipad shellie says he smashed is in bad shape making it difficult for officers to get video that may have been captured the night of the fight. the medical examiner in fact george zimmerman murder case has been fired. the volusia county medical examiner's office says the man was let go last week. bao performed trayvon martin's autopsy. a body was discovered in a motorhome destroyed by the clover fire near redding. deputies found the remains of a 56-year-old man inside nearly 8,000 acres have burned. 80 buildings were destroyed. and 30 others have been damaged. about 300 homes are still threatened by the fire. right now, that fire is 50% contained. full containment is expected on sunday. firefighters hope to have the morgan fire fully contained by tomorrow. that fire burning on mount diablo is at 80% containment right now. 75 families were allowed to go back home yesterday. more than 3100 acres have
burned since the fire started on sunday. some people say the fire on mount diablo is being used to send a political message. and kpix 5's ryan takeo shows us it's popping you want around contra costa county. reporter: maybe this warning is a sign of the economic times. as budgets tighten, contra costa county firefighters wanted to send a strong message. >> our goal was to get the public informed. >> reporter: the union president says the signs let voters know another firehouse is expected to close in january. it comes after voters rejected measure q last year, the 75 parcel tax that failed leading to five stations closing. the voters' decision closed station 11 located 4.5 minutes from the fire. no one knows what different station 11 would have made in fighting the morgan fire. wells said he has been warning local leaders that stations closing would hurt response times. >> we have known that we have been at --that this -- something i like to was -- that something like this was inevitable.
>> reporter: what's curious about all this is the timing. a couple of days after the morgan fire started, union leaders raised questions about fire response near mount diablo. then this sign went up overnight in front of station 5 in pleasant hill. >> this was prior to the fire. >> reporter: wells says it's one of several across the county. he told us they started days before the morgan fire sparked. >> both signs went up prior to that i put out a press release explaining why the signs were put up. >> reporter: a county supervisor said a new firefighter tax won't be on the next ballot but could come down the road because large fires remind us of what it takes to fight them, then we'll see if the strongly worded messages hold any extra value. in contra costa county, ryan takeo, kpix 5. >> the contra costa county taxpayers association which opposed the parcel tax tells us it was voted down because of concerns over spiraling pension costs. 6:36. a little check of weather, mr. karnow. >> yes. we are starting out with more clouds this morning but by the afternoon, how about more
sunshine? >> we like that. >> that sound good? all right. we are going to deliver today. we are going to see more sun out there but rather drippy and wet approaching the coastline. we do have some drizzle outside early on this morning but we are going to see plenty of sunshine by the afternoon. it's really just a thin cloud deck sitting outside right now. numbers again are very mild. mainly in the 60s if you are headed out the door even 64 degrees in livermore. by the afternoon, though, plenty of sunshine in the south bay you will see some 70s and some 80s. east bay temperatures up in the mid-80s in the warmer spots into pleasanton and livermore. and inside the bay a little longer to break up but you will see some sunshine and breezy conditions in san francisco, about 68. and 73 degrees in oakland. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> reporter: thanks, lawrence. and we got a new issue if you are heading towards the bay bridge. this could be the lower deck counter-commute eastbound 80 by the 4th street exit. there's an accident involving a box truck. sounds like a couple of cars and debris ladders in the roadway. it's blocking a couple of lanes and traffic is beginning to back up on the skyway. even westbound this is just
spectator slowing. the accident is only in the eastbound direction but you will notice some slowing coming off of the bay bridge coming into san francisco. by the way, we just learned that eastbound 4th street off- ramp also remains closed while they work to clear it. it is still a grind. it is still a mess southbound 880 from hayward all the way out towards dakota road. they have cleared that accident all lanes are now open. but the delays continue. they extend beyond the bridge. drastic changes proposed for san francisco streets could be a muni rider's dream. but a driver's nightmare. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is live with the details. cate. >> reporter: michelle, this stretch of van ness doubles as highway 101. and during the busiest hours, you will often see buses or munis crawling in this congestion but this project will create the city's first brt system, bus rapid transit.
then $125 million bullet bus system goes in with two lanes for buses only. in addition, there will be timed lights and no left turns for cars. so the buses can go faster. >> when you think your bus is coming it's actually going to come at that frequency. the goal is not to get people out but to provide a competitive alternative. >> are they crazy?! they can't be doing that! it's just ruins it for all the working guys that are out here. >> reporter: how so. we won't have a place to park. >> reporter: as you heard, this plan is getting mixed reviews from business owners and others who work along van ness. if the system gets put into place, it will cut down on the parking along the more than 2- mile stretch. that would be about 20% of the parking here along van ness. and that's something merchants say they cannot afford to lose. reporting live in san francisco, michelle, back to you. >> cate, if this plan goes through will more san francisco streets see the changes? >> reporter: yeah. that's right, michelle. in fact, van ness is us. >> the first out of the gate.
after van ness, you can expect the geary boulevard as well as geneva avenues south of the city to start this plan, as well. >> all right. cate caugiran live in san francisco, thank you. and new this morning, a groundbreaking ceremony is set for 10 a.m. at the site of an affordable housing apartment complex in san francisco. the building at broadway and sampson street will include retail space. san francisco mayor ed lee will be among the speakers. yahoo's ceo marissa mayer says her sunnyvale-based company now has 800 million users, that's a 20% increase from 15 months ago when she took the job over. yahoo's stock nearly doubled during that time. mayer and many analysts say that's because of yahoo's holdings in china. state lawmakers are second the governor a bill expanding a ban on employers asking their employees or job applicants for their social media passwords. yesterday the state senate approved the bill by
assemblywoman nora campos out of san jose. her bill would add public employers to the list of those barred from asking for access to social media accounts. state sheriff's association and probation officers oppose the bill saying it could hamper their ability to investigate potential employees. 6:41. coming up a new nordstrom's rack opening this morning in the east bay and shoppers are lining up. why some were willing to wait in the dark for deals and a big prize. the market opened up about 10 minutes ago on this thursday. take a quick check of the early numbers and we are out of the gate a little bit slowly. but those numbers aren't too bad. coming up we'll crunch the numbers with kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. stay with us. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
in this morning's consumerwatch, die-hard shoppers have been in line for hours to be among the first inside a new nordstrom's in concord today. this is a live look at the crowd hoping for big door buster prizes like $100 gift cards and a contest for a $1,000 shopping spree. >> i'm here to get $100 gift card to give to my wife, graduating from taylor state. >> just here for the gift card and the clothes. >> it's worth it. the first 1,000 customers get a gift. this is is why people are out here. celebrations start at 8:00 this morning and the doors open at 9:00. a few hours to go. the new nordstrom rack will be part of the sun valley mall. >> so you should be there by 8:00, right? >> exactly. i'm leaving. two "fresh & easy" grocery stores in the bay area one in san jose and one in san
francisco are closing for good. the british supermarket was struggling with sales so it was sold to billionaire ron burkle. he will take over more than 150 stores, factories and about 4,000 employees. most of the stores that will stay open are in southern california. 6:46. walmart is out with a list of the hottest toys for the coming holiday season. it's closing in, folks. about 1,000 boys and girls from 18 months up to 10 years of age. they all got to spend a weekend in dallas just playing with toys. so what did they think? they loved the new robotic pet furby, a barbie dream house play set and apparently any kind of toy that's tied to tv shows. fewer americans are facing foreclosure and fewer are getting in line for unemployment benefits, as well. here's to chat now kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. >> reporter: getting some decent economic news on the housing market and on the side of that with foreclosures. dropping quite a bit according
to realtytrac in august down 44% from a year earlier, 8% from the prior month. now foreclosures entering into the process are at an eight- year low. that's giving banks lenders more time to repossess homes that are further in the foreclosure process. hopes at the completed end of the pipeline actually rose 6% from july. they are up 3 out of the past 4 months trying to clear all that out. as far as jobless claims go, the labor department reported a drop of 31,000 but that's an anommy. two states were upgrading the computer systems so they delayed the filing so that's an anomaly. so instead we focus on the four we average which fell 7.5,000 to 321,000 and change and that's the low he was level in 6 years. wall street had a strong day yesterday. flat at the open this morning. dow off by a fraction, nasdaq
down 3, s&p down 1. internet radio firm pandora is up 9% after naming brian mcandrews as its new ceo replacing the retiring joe kennedy. michelle and frank, back to you. >> thank you, kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. >> it is one big mystery. the insiders we talked to are staying tight-lipped about this. the question this morning, where is the new troll on the eastern span of the bay bridge? now, we know this. it's somewhere on the new span. it's only visible to those who look for it. it replaces an old one that was on the old section. that was put there after the loma prieta earthquake. the new one is somewhere out there. so. >> you have to look for it. >> i don't think they want you to get out of your car. >> no. >> unless you're walking across. >> not at all! >> look by boat. let's get phil matier on the case. let's go out and hit the roads see what's going on. a number of accidents in the
last half hour suddenly popping up. one causing good sized delays right now is that eastbound 80 commute this is the ski way heading towards the lower deck of the bay bridge. approaching fourth at 4th street off-ramp is still closed. and even though it's blocking lanes only eastbound it's the westbound commute. spectator slowing that is also causing some backups coming off the bay bridge. behind the pay gates, the metering lights are turned on right around that 6:00 hour. delays filled in in the left lanes, as well. it's jammed up into the macarthur maze this morning. and you can see how crowded it's getting. east store freeway still in the clear 20 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze at the eastshore freeway. this is the other hotspot since earlier this morning when we had this accident southbound 880 at dakota road in newark. it's long since cleared. the red sensors are ones we don't like to see. it's jamming up towards 238. as you come into san lorenzo. so one reason for this maybe some slick roads out there it's
a little misty out there. talk about our latest forecast with lawrence. >> all right. we have plenty of low clouds extending around the bay area this morning well onshore today. but by the afternoon, actually going to see a little more sunshine. out the door we go, yeah, a little damp in spots with the coastline and inside the bay. i think by the afternoon though clearing skies and we'll stay mild but a little bit warmer today. then a modest warming trend as we head in toward the weekend. a weak ridge of high pressure trying to slide into the bay area just enough so to warm temperatures up a couple of degrees for today and probably over the next couple of days at least inland along the coastline you're not going to see much change. temperatures around the state 90s in the central valley again some monsoonal moisture working its way into the sierra nevada and possibility of some thunderstorms there so watch out for that. about 70 degrees in the monterey bay partly cloudy skies by the afternoon. plan on some 70s inside much of the bay, 60s into san francisco. some 80s into the interior valleys and 60s along the coastline for today. warmer friday and saturday and
cooling off sunday and the middle of next week. we have a school forecast to do today this one from gratton elementary school in san francisco. yeah, a little damp this morning if you are headed to school. we have a lot of clouds out there, drizzle too. you will see some peeks of sunshine and temperatures in the upper 60s by the middle of the day. and then that breeze will kick in and temperatures cooling off as the final bell hits. how about this if you would like to send a forecast here or have us do your forecast, send a forecast if you want -- [ laughter ] -- for a school, go to school school. and we would love -- go to kpix.com/schoolcast and we would love to put that on the air. >> damp out there today. >> thank you. hey, i'm miguel. >> okay. you got to touch me first. >> can't touch me. >> trending now, lazy phone. this commercial by motorola has gone viral with close to 7 million views. it's supposed to show how
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caution with syria. he says the strike there will resulted in more innocent people dying and will cause the violence to spread throughout the middle east. secretary of state is in geneva switzerland today to meet with his russian counterpart to discuss a potential diplomatic solution to the crisis in syria. the syrian government has said it would dispose of its chemical weapons but the details of how to get rid of an estimated 1,000 tons of material remain to be worked out. prince william leaving the armed forces to focus on his royal duties and charity work. william served in the military now for 7 years. the new dad is expected to move into the official residence at kensington palace with his family very soon. and congress is turning its attention to the budget now. house leaders have postponed a vote scheduled for today which would keep federal agencies operating. it's been rescheduled for next week because there aren't enough votes to approve it now. unless congress acts, the government will shut down october 1. and a dramatic rescue played out on live tv this morning in colorado. it's hard to believe a man was
pulled out alive from a car submerged upside-down in floodwaters. this just happened in the last half hour. a creek washed out this road near lafayette taking several cars with it. three people were rescued alive. heavy rains over the past few days have caused severe flooding. two people died in overnight flooding. today a judge will consider whether richmond's plan to fight foreclosures will pass the legal test. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is at richmond city hall where the city council voted for the proposal yesterday. >> reporter: the hearing today will determine whether this unique program will be able to save hundreds of homeowners or simply fall on its face. >> we should stand up against wall street and for our community. if not us, then who will? [ applause ] >> reporter: the plan approved narrowly by the city council this week clears richmond to buy underwater mortgages from the bank at fair market value, then reduce the payments so the
original homeowners can afford them. if the banks don't want to sell, that's where things get a little dicey, richmond would use the process of eminent domain to seize the property. eminent domain is normally used so a city can get rid of a home to build something like a new road. today's court hearing is about whether or not it is constitutional to use eminent domain to simply strong-arm the banks and the thought of a legal fight against wall street is obviously a concern. but the mayor says the city would be protected by a joint powers authority. basically, an alliance with other cities interested in this program that would be able to basically protect themselves against the large powers of the banks. some of those cities include el monte down in southern california. san francisco and possibly vallejo, as well. right now live in richmond, anne makovec, kpix 5. and your final traffic check. one of our slowest drive times right now is that middle one you see there on your screen southbound 880 from 238 towards
dakota road. up to 42 minutes. because of an earlier crash approaching newark coming towards that dakota road off- ramp which is a little bit before it. anyway, you can see those red traffic sensors. it's jamming up into san lorenzo and the backups continue to grow even though the accident has been cleared for at least 20 minutes to almost a half hour. bay bridge commute, here's a live look at the toll plaza. it's backed up into the maze. it's also pretty slow-and-go all across the upper deck. we had that one earlier crash eastbound 80 on the skyway approaching fourth. that's now cleared but it didn't help traffic in the commute direction or heading out towards oakland. here's lawrence. >> all right. those clouds a little more extensive around the bay area this morning. a little thicker. we have some drizzle outside too. so a damp start to the day. by the afternoon, actually going to see more sunshine and temperatures may be a little bit warmer. numbers right now mainly in the 40s and the mid-60s -- 50s and mid-60s into livermore. this afternoon 80s inland, 70s inside the bay and 60s at the coastline. warmer the next couple of days. thanks for watching kpix 5 news this morning. the next local update is 7:26. captions by: caption colorado firstname.lastname@example.org