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strike is likely to be even worse. >> so far plans include adding ferry service, extending freeway carpool lane hours to all day to encourage riders and bart running some 200 buses for a free shuttle service in and out of san francisco. >> we test drove google's shopping express today for ourselves, and, well, it works. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning. captions by: caption colorado email@example.com >> and that's when it was on at that point. >> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald good morning. thursday is upon us september 26. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now 6:00. developing news now the at 6:00. a fight near at&t park after the giants dodgers game last night ended with one man stabbed to death. officers said it happened near 3rd and harrison streets around 11:30. the victim died at the
hospital. police have three people in custody and are interviewing witnesses. a historic comeback on the bay. the city celebrating oracle team usa yesterday to win the "mercury news." the team won eight straight races to take home the prize. cate caugiran is live in orinda. the east bay is unbefore the spots under high fire danger. the red flag warning covers a lot of the bay area, though. >> reporter: frank, michelle, you know, these are the days where firefighters are on high alert because of the gusty winds and low humidity conditions. we may be at the beginning of fall, but according to the national weather service and firefighters, we're still in the middle of fire season. it's right before that rainy season when we're at our driest, which really makes the area most vulnerable to fires. and just earlier this month, we saw those same conditions before the morgan fire. on mount diablo. investigators say that started from target shooting but that spark to brush from a dry summer was enough to burn thousands of acres costing millions of dollars.
today the big areas of concern are those high areas in the north bay, east bay and also in the santa cruz mountains. and for more on that let's send things over to lawrence karnow in the weather center. >> fire danger going to be elevated the next couple of days. the winds already brogue strongly gusts over 30 miles per hour at mount diablo. so the winds going to be the big concern turning more of a northerly direction over the mountaintops for today. right now not too bad around the bay area. town below, 7 miles per hour out of the west in san jose at 8 miles per hour at sfo. a stronger gus through the delta sustained at 16 gusting to over 20 miles an hour. red flag warnings in effect through friday across mow bay area mountaintops above 1,000 feet. that's where we could see gusts to 45 miles per hour. you have lower humidities with the northerly winds so the combination making for elevated fire through friday. after that things settle down.
we have mostly clear skies out there now. it's going to stay that way all day. temperatures chilly outside. 40s and some 50s now. by the afternoon, these numbers begin to warm up a few degrees as high pressure is building in likely to see a lot of temperatures moving up into the 60s and 70s. that's the latest. back to you. a brush fire along caltrain's broadway station in burlingame stopped trains in their tracks for hours. during the evening commute. police asked caltrain to halt service shortly after 6:00. firefighters had to drag hoses across the tracks to get to the fire. tracks remained closed for more than two hours. . [ inaudible ] get home tonight. >> otherwise just go back to work tomorrow morning. >> samtrans buses provided free service along san mateo, burlingame and millbrae during the shutdown. bart and vta accepted caltrains tickets last night, as well. how is traffic this morning? >> everything looking good for mass transit so no problems this morning on caltrain. no delays on the system and no
problems for bart or the local ferry systems. so we have an accident being reported into fremont. you will see southbound 880 at stevenson blocking at least one lane of traffic. but once you pass that, traffic picks up okay through the milpitas area approaching the 237 interchange. now, we have backups over at the bay bridge toll plaza. so bay bridge crews have switched on the metering lights. traffic is backed up from beyond the 880 overcrossing approaching the pay gates. the 580680 commute has been slow still very slow from beyond the altamont pass. in fact the altamont is backed up from the 205 interchange, that stays heavy in pockets towards the dublin. the america's cup could return to san francisco bay in four years. larry ellison and the sailors from oracle team usa did a lot of celebrating because of their amazing comeback when the drink of champagne from the cup yesterday. they won eight races in a row for the victory giving ellison
the power to decide where to hold the next event. it was shoulder to shoulder along the san francisco waterfront. thousands of people crammed the piers trying to get a glimpse of the action. yesterday's crowd was biggest turnout for the event of course because it was the finale. who the sailors behind the big win? actually there are only two americans on team oracle and one of them a bay area native got replaced during the races. the majority of the team members are ironically from new zealand!! the rest are from australia and a number of other countries. >> i'm so excited for the team and all the guys. i know all the hard work they put in to get this. >> usa, usa! >> thousands of fans packing the waterfront to watch oracle cross the line for the historic comeback. one young new zealand fan is upset about the americans' technology. >> when they were winning, i
thought they didn't deserve it. like they have heaps of money just throwing it in their face to pen is on their boat and i don't think that's right. >> sore loser. >> a bit. >> he's a kid. come on. elizabeth wenger will have larry ellison's reaction in a half hour. and be sure to check out our website, kpix.com for all things america's cup including a big photo gallery with hundreds of pictures from all the years' races. new this morning, a suspected arsonist is handcuffs and arrest for setting half dozen large fires in los angeles overnight. check out the flames whipping around the strip mall. that fire knocked down quickly though. but the building was badly damaged. the fires were started in trash bins in the sherman oaks area. nobody was injured. police arrested a man they say killed a san francisco state student for no reason. 20-year-old justin valdez was shot and killed as he got off a muni light rail monday night. he was on the water polo team and the environmental club.
he was once voted most likely to change the world. >> he is just an innocent boy stander wrong place wrong time. he texted me every night and said good night to me. we were just friends, not a girlfriend. he is just a good loving caring person. >> police arrested 30-year-old nikhom thephakaysone hours after they released the surveillance video yesterday. investigators believe the attack was random and unprovoked. an 18-year-old is now considered a person of interest in the brutal beating of a pleasanton father. 51-year-old david lamont was attacked saturday night after asking a group of teens outside his home to quiet down. they are considering an 18-year- old as a person of interest right now and they also have three underaged witnesses. so far no one has been named a suspect. a potential e. coli outbreak sent two kids to the hospital in marin. health officials say three people were sick in tiburon. there's another case in inverness, as well.
doctors believe the patients were exposed to the bacteria between september 11 and september 15. new developments this morning in the kenya mall siege. video now shows the full extent of the destruction at the mall. that of course was attacked by terrorists. three floors collapsed after a fire and series of explosions rocked part of the shopping complex. at least 67 people died in the attack. fbi experts have arrived in nairobi to help with the investigation. the state department has issued a global terror alert because of the attack. happening today, a new honor for first responders who worked on the crash of asiana flight 214. the plane hitting the runway at sfo on july 6. three chinese students were killed and a dozen more were hurt. geary boulevard merchants association will honor police officers and fire crews with its humanitarian award. the clock is ticking for lawmakers to come up with a new budget. the u.s. senate is pushing legislation that could help avoid a government shutdown.
a final vote on a resolution without the obamacare provision is expected tomorrow. then the bill heads back to the house where anything could happen. republicans will meet today. there are signs that the gop leadership may want to make a deal. >> i think these guys are smart enough to see what the polls show and that they will take a brunt of the blame if government does shut down. >> a new cbs news/new york times poll shows 44% of americans would blame republicans for a shutdown. 35% would blame president obama and democrats. bart is working out the details of plan b in caseworkers strike again. here's what you can expect if there's another walkout. additional ferry service extended carpool lanes on the freeways to encourage carpooling, and 200 extra buses for a free shuttle service in and out of san francisco. time now i 6:09. an earthquake in pakistan creates an island. the first glimpse at the new land mass. >> i got to put a cherry on top
of her head. >> well, these students got a special ice cream treat and it wasn't your typical sundae. what has one bay area principal pulling off all kinds of stunts for her kids. tell you why coming up. >> some gusty winds around the bay area fire danger running high. we'll talk about it coming up. >> and we have backups now at the bay bridge toll plaza extending towards the macarthur maze in oakland. and a new crash slowing down traffic on i-80 in emeryville. i'll have details with traffic in just a few minutes. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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capsized january 2012. the search for victims resumed after it was moved upward last week in a salvage operation. kissing a pig or dressing like a turkey doesn't sound line a typical school principal principal. >> reporter: the library at valle vista in petaluma is popular. >> and it's all part of an effort to get kids away from the tv and reading more books. that's what makes it this week's "cool school." >> come to california, my dears. >> reporter: the library at valle vista in petaluma is a popular place. >> the best librarian you could have. >> reporter: the librarian has been here 20 years and every year comes up with a theme to get kids reading. >> reporter: this year's theme is oh, the places we'll go. kids get a reading passport to travel around the world reading a different genre on even continent.
>> the kids need to get back to using their imaginations and books provide a vessel for that. >> reporter: on top of that, if by november every student reads 4 hours outside of school, the principal will sit on the roof for an entire day and read to kids from there. >> i will be headed to the roof for a day with a lounge chair, some sunscreen, but also books in hand. >> she obviously cares about us reading. every year she does something amazing. she never says no. >> reporter: the messier the better. >> i like when she turned into a human sundae because i got to put a cherry on top of her head. >> i had to borrow a teacher's wet suit and we brought in a children's wading pool and i sat in the ice cream. >> reporter: one year she dressed as a princess and kissed a pig. another year she ate 25 crickets. >> it's a little embarrassing for the principal? >> yeah. >> does that make it fun? >> yeah. >> reporter: embarrassing feats for the principal and rewards for traveling the world are a winning combination. >> i think kids really step up when you create something that will be fun for them.
>> and it is fun, right? to see your principal i don't know dress up as a turkey? >> that one little kid, do you like doing this? aha! >> it's a great incentive and they have so much fun. >> what's next? do we know what they are plotting and planning now? >> she has to sit on the roof in november the entire day and then read to the kids from the roof. >> okay. we'll be back. >> cool, huh? what's cool about your school? email your nomination to us at kpix.com/coolschool. we may come and feature your school on the show. okay. time for traffic with liza battalones. >> reporter: a new caltrain delay just in. because of mechanical problems on the train that runs northbound 305 line. they are looking at delays right now leaving mountain view. southbound so far service on caltrain is moving well just expect delays on northbound 305 and any of those trains behind it are also going to be running
late no problems for the bart system. also, problems now involving a rollover accident in the fremont area. this is southbound 880 approaching stevenson. it is causing a delay now southbound 880 almost backed up from beyond highway 84. the 880-237 interchange in milpitas is still doing okay. our south bay drive has been fine for 880/237. expect backups on north 101 because of an earlier accident at mckee. the bay bridge commute stacked up westbound over at the bay bridge toll plaza backed up from the foot of the maze with the metering lights on and not too far from there there is an accident in emeryville west 80 approaching powell that's going to be a long drive this morning for commuters heading towards the bay bridge toll plaza. highway 4 also crowded this morning in that westbound direction. it's only slow from antioch as you approach pittsburg. once you pass that, it does okay heading down the willow pass and again big delays for the bay bridge. that would be a hotspot. and delays for caltrain, as
well. that's a look at traffic. here's lawrence. >> all right. the winds kicking up around the bay area. the fire danger going to be elevated. the next couple of days. out the door we go, a little chilly in spots this morning down in the 40s and the 50s. mostly clear skies early on. already breezy in the mountaintops. sunny today windy in spots and a little bit warmer by the afternoon. red flag warnings are up above 1,000 feet through friday. and fire danger going to stay elevated through then. all right. high pressure now trying to build into the bay area. low pressure finally kicking eastward so the difference between these two pressure systems causing the winds. those winds becoming more of a northerly wind and that's why the fire danger is a little elevated over the mountaintops the next couple of days. modest warming though as we are going to see sunshine and well, looks like still some breezy- to-windy conditions toward the coastline. not too bad this morning but by the afternoon, you will notice that picking up again along the coast and just inside the golden gate. and over the mountaintops should blow pretty good throughout the day today. numbers, looking at temperatures in the 70s in the south bay, some sunshine into san jose at 74 degrees. 71 in union city. and 71 should be windy into
hayward this afternoon. 60s toward the coastline. some windy conditions there. mid- to upper 70s inland by the afternoon. so a little bit warmer today. and then about 69 degrees winds kicking up into san francisco. 77 in santa rosa. and 76 degrees in novato. next couple of days, we are going to see those winds continuing but calming down as we head in toward the weekend. the temperatures expected to top out in the mid-80s on saturday and sunday. but by monday, there's a slight chance we could see a few showers coming our way. weekend looking good. >> weekend is great. yeah. >> going to rain monday a good day for that. >> who cares. all right. just in, new images of a new island created by the massive earthquake in pakistan. the navy released these pictures they took from the air. the island is in the arabian sea near the epicenter of the 7.7 quake. more than 300 people in pakistan were killed in the earthquake. the giants beat the dodger and the players aren't the only ones making good catches. the fan who got more than one shot at a foul ball. i'm dennis o'donnell. barry zito throws his last
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as he got to the dugout, his night was over. 5 innings, one run, 77 pitches. a conversation with bruce bochy, they were not on the same page. giants win, 6-4. fortunately for the a's they won't have to face weaver. he was held to one run over 7 innings. bottom of the fifth, eric aybar singles back up the box. angels win 3-1. oakland has lost back-to-back games for the first time all month. and they trail boston by the way for home field advantage throughout the play-offs. important because the a's are a much better baseball team in the home confines of the oakland coliseum. that's it. i'm dennis o'donnell. we'll see you tonight. thank you, dennis. play of the daytime now from last night's giants game at at&t park. a fan near the dugout has a chance for a foul ball, oh, right off the shoulder takes a tumble. but how about take two? give him a second chance. he is sitting there. same guy, second chance, foul ball, got it! nice catch. a happy guy got the souvenir
and he is our play of the day part deux. got another shot. >> how much does that happen? >> not very often. never get a foul ball let alone 2. get two cracks. trending beat l.a. the dodgers. michael jackson closing arguments are set to wrap up in the singer's wrongful death trial. so michael jackson. the kindle fire amazon's ceo unveiled two new devices and dropped the price of a 7" model. cost of a letter, u.s. postal service wants to jack the price up. the first class stamps by 3 cents to 49 cents. and robin williams is crazy! the crazy one is robin williams' new show premiering tonight. he had a special message for folks here in the bay area too. >> that the title crazy ones is based on the old apple ad, here's to the crazy ones. so a shoutout to silicon valley right now, shoutout saying
thank you. >> he loves living in the bay area by the way. and he was the funny interview. the crazy ones premieres tonight at 9:00 right here on kpix 5. >> tune in! check it out. 6:26 now. it's chilling new video of navy yard killer aaron alexis as he makes his way through the building. why the fbi says it made these clips public. >> reporter: you really couldn't have scripted it any better. the fairy tale finish to a very dramatic america's cup finale. will san francisco host it the next go-around? we asked larry ellison that question. he has the answer coming up. ,, ,,,,
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police face tough situations every day. the new push now from one group of bay area officers who say using tasers will save more money and stop more crimes. >> then -- >> a voice from the past singing mary had a little lamb. the technology a bay area man created to unlock the sounds and earn him the title of genius. >> winds are now picking up. the fire danger going to be running high across our mountains. we'll talk about it coming up. >> and slow traffic for 101 heading through san jose. an accident in the clearing stages in the northbound direction. i'll have details on this and more traffic for you still ahead. new details now about that deadly stabbing near at&t park after the giants-dodgers game last night. we have just confirmed the man who was killed was wearing dodgers gear. police say the stabbing happened after two groups of men got into a fight at third and harrison streets. the victim died it the hospital. three people are now in -- died at the hospital. three people are now in
custody. good morning, it's thursday, september 26. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now 6:31. the champagne is extra sweet for sailors to get to drink it from the america's cup and for the second time in a row, team usa is doing just that. the oracle sailors pulled off an amazing comeback winning eight races in a row to take the trophy. kpix 5 reporter elizabeth wenger reports. they are not just talking about the historic comeback. they're also talking about coming back, right. >> reporter: yeah. in four years. that's the big question. will san francisco host it again? there's a lot of people in both sides. there was a lot of hoopla here yesterday. i was in some of it and, you know, we -- everyone saw what people had maybe hoped to see all along. people cutting class, skipping work to come and attend the festivities. now, of course, the america's cup was not without its controversy. much of what was talked about were the wind delays, underwhelming crowds, the races
lacking in a whole lot of drama. so would larry ellison push to host it here again? some folks think it came with too high a price tag and the city never saw the huge economic boost that was initially promised. just four, not the estimated 15 boats participated. but everything did look better in the end as the home team won. the next race can be anywhere in the country and ellison says he would like to cope it right here. >> we would love to come back to san francisco and again it's a beautiful place to have a regatta. this is a spectacular regatta. but we are going to sit down and talk with the officials in san francisco and see if that's going to be possible to come back. personally i'd love to come back to san francisco. i have a house here. [ laughter ] >> reporter: and a yacht that is right behind me. so obviously he said he would still like to be in san francisco. but he absolutely did not commit to it. he said he would have to talk to his team and they would make
a final decision. michelle, back to you. >> well, liz, it was an amazing comeback. what did ellison say about that? >> reporter: you know he credited a lot of the win to the team's ceo russell. he said that he basically made some last-minute adjustments to the boats. a lot of it was some kind of technical mumbo jumbo hard to understand but basically they figured out a way to make the boat faster. >> most important part, they won. elizabeth wenger live in san francisco, thank you. some team members threw each other in the water for a final victory swim. 6:33. happening today secretary of state john kerry and his iranian counterpart will meet at the united nations. today's meeting would be the highest level direct u.s. and iranian meeting since 1979. this comes as russia agrees to three basic points on a possible resolution on syria. first, to hold syria accountable for attacks on august 21. the second, measures against
syria if it uses chemical weapons. and third, the council will expedite their discussion of the matter. this comes just a day after the president addressed the united nations. >> the syrian government took a first step by giving an accounting of its stockpiles. now there must be a strong security council resolution to verify that the assad government is keeping its commitments and there must be consequences if they fail to. >> the resolution would not authorize though an automatic use of force if syria violates any of it. fbi is releasing some chilling new surveillance video from the navy yard shooting in washington, d.c. it shows the gunman here aaron alexis roaming the halls with that shotgun. investigators say alexis didn't target anyone specifically. and he was prepared to die that day. he lot of a note saying he was being -- he left a note saying he was being bombarded by ultra
low frequency radiowaves that drov him to kill. a dozen people died. hewitt packard is dropping the contractor who employed the shooter. they severing their relationship citing the company's failure to respond to the man's mental health issues. they pointed out alexis was closely supervised by an hp manager during some of the events that linked him to his strange behavior. police officers in berkeley are once again calling for the chance to carry tasers. the head of the police officers union points to two recent incidents where he says the stun guns could have helped. the police union had a news conference in may about a survey that said most berkeley residents support letting police use those tasers. san francisco state university police officers will be getting tase, soon. they started training with them earlier this month. the state university's chancellor's office recently called for officers on all campuses to have the weapons. the 28 officers of san francisco state will get them
after rules for their use are in place. former bay area politician convicted of misusing taxpayer money wants taxpayers to bail him out. george shirakawa, jr. has requested a public defender. he resigned back in march and says he is broke. he pleaded guilty to a dozen political crimes including using taxpayer money to pay for his food and gambling addiction. he still is facing a felony charge related to a campaign mailer from 2010. a judge now is considering his request. 6:36. let's get a check on the weather. i'm looking it because the weekend is looking good. >> the weekend is looking about as nice as you can get in fall. a lot of sunshine around the bay area. the winds kicking up. the big concern will be the fire danger although these are not the worst fire danger conditions. still red flag warnings going up across bay area mountaintops above 1,000 feet and we are seeing some gusty winds up there. mount diablo some gusts over 30 miles per hour already. down below we have a -- more of a breeze blowing now 7 miles per hour to the west in san jose. 12 miles per hour in oakland.
and about 8 miles per hour in sfo. see some of the winds in the delta, as well. over the mountaintops the winds are gustier. so red flag warnings in place today and tomorrow. looks like we could see some of those gusts as high as 45 miles per hour out of the north so it's going to be a dry wind some very low humidity so that's why the fire danger is going to be high. beautiful shot out over the bay now. nice clear skies. going to stay that way all day long. the temperatures a little chilly outside into the 40s and 50s. but by the afternoon, i think these numbers wind up a little bit warmer. in fact, some places topping out in the mid- to upper 70s by the afternoon. 77 in concord. 69 and windy in san francisco. we are going to start off traffic with mass transit delays this morning. have a brief delay on caltrain. it's northbound number 305 running about 10 minutes behind leaving mountain view. also delays on san francisco's muni on the n-judah line. they are running about 10 minutes late in the eastbound direction leaving 6th and king.
no problems this morning for the bart system. as we move on and check on the bay bridge commute, metering lights are on. it is stacked up from the foot of the maze, so long delays there. it is also going to be very crowded leaving the altamont pass. you can see drive times are down westbound going to take about 28 minutes to make it between the altamont pass and the dublin interchange. meantime, over on the nimitz, you're going to see very slow traffic. that southbound direction heavy leaving hayward bound for fremont. we have two accidents one of them in hayward approaching winton. that's traffic. now to news. 6:38. uc-berkeley has always had more than its share of scientific ingenuity. as john ramos tells us, one man is being recognized for unlocking the sounds of history. >> reporter: along this silent hallway inside this room the sound of our past is coming to lif and it's coming from of all things a camera. [ inaudible ]
>> you just heard alexander graham bell, the father of the telephone, say his name on one of the world's first recordings. at the lawrence berkeley national laboratory, physicist dr. carl haber has developed a way of decoding early recordings with microscopic imaging techniques that can create a digital map of the tiny grooves. >> that was the idea that once you have these measurements, it was a rather direct process to map it into sound and that was done. >> reporter: many recordings of the past are too fragile to ever be played back but haber's equipment never touches the surface. so even broken records can be analyzed and decoded. the library of congress is using the equipment to resurrect old recordings on wax and tinfoil like this scratchy rendition of mary had a little lamb. >> mary had a little lamb. its fleece was white as snow. >> reporter: okay it's a little hard to make out but that was recorded in 1878. >> when you hear it, it's like it sounds like a person.
so when that person was alive 140 years ago or something, that's very special to people just spiritually just you -- you feel like you have a connection to the past. >> reporter: for making that link to the past, today dr. haber was awarded a macarthur foundation genius grant providing recognition and a $625,000 gift with no strings attached. the idea is to give innovative scientists the resources to explore with no limitations. >> that's their intention in giving you this freedom because they think you used freedom in the past in a good way and more freedom is better. >> reporter: by freeing their minds, it's hoped that men like haber can further mankind's future by listening to the past. john ramos, kpix 5. >> dr. haber says he is not sure exactly where his research will lead but hopes his
technology can create a broader understanding of our cultural heritage. cool, huh? time now 6:40. it's a special delivery from google. the internet giant's new service that meets you at the door in just hours. >> bullying to annoying, the new tools coming soon to change video conversations. >> and the market just opened about 10 minutes ago. let's check the early numbers. looking good. we'll get an update coming up from kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks.
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hours. >> google's big sell is that we give you these services that you love and in exchange we show you ads. so now they are going to be getting information on what people are buying in local areas. >> so we tested it out down in san jose. one delivery came from a sunnyvale target store, another one from redwood city. google says it's because they have partnered with just a few predesignated stores. it plans to add more stores over time to improve selection and efficiency. google is also going after those mean racist offensive comments left behind on youtube videos. the company will give youtube users more control over the comments area. you will need a google plus account to comment. youtube users will be able to filter out insults and spam ads in their comments sections now. outsmarting teens on technology isn't easy. the l.a. unified school district gave out 300 ipads to high school students. social networking was blocked
and not allowed but students found a way to bypass it. >> delete it and after that came back and use facebook. i told some friends. >> i didn't jail break. i didn't take out any programs off here. so i don't think they should take away mine. >> the district wants those ipads back to fix the security issues. students will not be punished and there are plans to ease the restrictions. new jobless claims are in this morning. >> the nation's economic growth has picked up a bit. here now is kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, we'll see if better economic numbers is enough to held wall street after five days of losses. the labor department says first time weekly unemployment claims fell by 5,000 to 305,000. that is the second lowest level in the past six years. also, the four-week average a
much better trend to follow is down to 308,000. still hiring is a concern. it's been fairly weak for months keeping the fed in place with its bond buying plan. the commerce department says that gross domestic product in the 2nd quarter did finish higher by 2.5%, the final look at the quarter. much better than the anemic 1.1% growth that we saw in the 1st quarter. however, forecasts for the current quarter not feeling as optimistic. we did see consumer spending weaken in the month of august. let see how the market is doing in the early going. it's been a struggle over the past few sessions. walmart sunk the market yesterday on reports the company is cutting orders because of a big inventory build-up. but so far, so good. the dow is up 75. the nasdaq is gaining 26. the s&p is higher by 8 points. walmart sliding a little bit lower. michelle and frank, back to you. >> all right, jason brooks. thank you. 6:47. time to get a check on the
roads with liza battalones. >> here she is. >> hey there, frank and michelle. good morning, everybody. we are going to start off with the 101 commute in san jose which had been delayed because of an accident that was out there in the northbound direction of 101 approaching mckee so expect delays now again from northbound 101. the accident has been cleared so traffic is clocking in slow,backed up beyond alum rock approaching this problem. as we check on local transit still a delay on caltrain on the northbound train, 305 between mountain view and san francisco. caltrain tells us that all other trains on this system in both directions are on schedule. no problems reported for the bart system. and if you are heading for the bay bridge commute, metering lights are on. traffic is backed up from the foot of the maze. once you get on the bridge, traffic does okay getting into san francisco. it has been a long drive for the altamont pass. we have had an accident. we have had a stalled big rig and westbound 580 is backed up beyond the 205 interchange. that stays heavy to 680 so
expect long delays there. that's traffic. here's lawrence. >> all right. the winds kicking up around the bay area again today and the story really will be the winds and the potential for high fire danger outside. out the door we go this morning, mostly clear skies. we are already seeing windy conditions over the mountaintops. we have seen gusts over 30 miles per hour already at mount diablo. throughout the day though lots of sunshine, a little windy in spots and it will be a little warmer too. red flag warnings are up through friday though with elevated fire danger through that time. that's because high pressure is now building in as low pressure sneaks its way eastward as that ridge builds in get more of a northerly wind and that's the a dry wind so some low humidities over the mountaintops and the fire danger will be elevated. looks like over the next couple of days we'll see plenty of sunshine around the bay area. and much of the state. the one exception the high country maybe wraparound showers from the area of low pressure moving east could bring showers into lake tahoe about 54 degrees and cool there. 68 into monterey bay. temperatures around our bay if the 60s and the 70s even upper 70s by the afternoon inland. next couple of days we'll warm things up and those winds will
finally calm down over the weekend and looking like a beautiful fall weekend. schoolcast, a great picture from christopher high school in gilroy. see the chorus enjoying a nice time. this is a great school the home of the cougars! and named after, get this, the christopher family, very famous for the garlic they grow in gilroy. >> that's great. >> temperatures today out the door, at christopher high school into the 40s. 70s by the middle of the day and mid-70s by the afternoon. if you would like to nominate your school for a schoolcast, go to kpix.com/schoolcast. >> so not just the forecast, you get tidbits now, too, don't you. we get information. i love that. send in more information about your school and i'll pass it along and pictures. >> thank you. if you have ever lost your wallet you know it's no fun but depending where you lose it you might feel a little more come for thible. reader's digest conducted a wallet drop test to determine the most honest cities around
the world and found helsinki finland had the highest rate of returns. the study found people there returned 11 out of 12 wallets. much by india came in second place. budapest hungary and new york city tied for third and rounding out the top 5 got to go to russia, moscow. now to the most dishonest cities. reader's digest says lisbon was on top of the list in portugal just one out of every 12 wallets was returned there. madrid and prague also fared poorly, as well. this very rare diamond really is a girl's best friend. i wish it was my best friend. it's hitting the auction block in november. a pink diamond that's almost 60 carats. it's a beauty, too. the opinion star was mined somewhere in africa in 1999 the pink star. it's the most valuable diamond ever sold at auction up to $60 million. twerking made its way into the record books. over 350 dancers in new york
city twerked for two minutes yesterday. that will now be reported into the guinness world records and check out this one. she was just walking by decided to join in. [ laughter ] >> she's got it. she's good. >> this proves you can twerk at any age. >> apparently. >> check it out. she has the moves. lawrence does, too. you should see him twerking over there. >> no, you shouldn't. >> no one should see that. >> no. [ laughter ] former president george h.w. bush spent last weekend celebrating the special role he played at a wedding. >> reporter: and there's a red flag warning issued in the bay area. what this means and why firefighters say this is prime conditions for fires ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,
know at 6:55. the senate has set a timeline to vote on the resolution to keep the government running. a final vote is expected to happen tomorrow morning. and it could actually take place sooner if all 100 senators agree but it seems unlikely. texas senator ted cruz spent more than 21 hours speaking on the senate floor against the bill. he wants to fund the government but defund obamacare at the same time. democrats say that's not going to happen. fbi is releasing surveillance video showing navy yar killer aaron alexis carrying a shotgun through the building where he murdered 12 people. the video shows him walking the halls looking for targets. it shows he was working alone and that he chose his victims at random. fbi experts have arrived in nairobi kenya to help with the investigation into the mall massacre collecting dna, ballistic and fingerprint evidence to determine the nationality of the victims and
attackers. al-shabab says it carried out the attack that killed more than 60. former president george h.w. bush was an official witness at a same-sex union. one of the brides posted this picture on facebook. mr. and mrs. bush attended friends' wedding in maine where they lived. over the weekend he signed the marriage license after the couple requested it. much of the bay area is under high fire danger. the red flag warning warning covers the north and east bay regions as well as the santa cruz mountains. people are asked to be ex- >> cautious. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is live in orinda this morning one of the cities in the fire danger zone. cate. >> reporter: we are in one of those areas where those red flag warnings have been issued. today's weather conditions will have firefighters here at the moraga orinda station on high alert as well as other firefighters around the bay area. over the next couple of days we are expected to have gusty winds and low humidity and you combine that with dry summer
and you have prime fire conditions not to mention this is right before the rainy season where experts say we are most vulnerable to fires. and it's something similar to what we saw on the morgan fire on mount diablo. the national weather service says any new sparks have the potential to start wind-driven fires like the ones we saw earlier in the month. now, we know that that red flag warning is going to affect areas here in the east bay, north bay and high elevations in the santa cruz mountains. reporting live in orinda, cate caugiran, kpix 5. more details are emerging now about the deadly stabbing after the giants-dodgers game last night. we just got off the phone with police who tell us the man who was killed was walking from the game with his father and also has brother. they were wearing dodgers gear. officers say they got into a fight with a group of men at third and stillman near the ballpark. the victim was found a few blocks away and died it the hospital. three people are now in custody. taking a look at traffic
now, we have had a steady stream of accidents this morning. the latest one in the south bay. northbound 85 at highway 17. a five-car pile-up blocking at least one lane of traffic. very slow traffic there. it's also delayed for the altamont pass. it's been backed up for a couple of hours now. westbound 580 slow beyond the 205 interchange. stays heavy towards 680. and over at the bay bridge toll plaza, the metering lights are on. traffic is still slow from the foot of the maze. that's traffic. lawrence? >> all right. those winds kicking up around the bay area. in fact, you can see our camera shaking around in the sun about to come up but over the mountaintops we are seeing windy conditions with gust over 30 miles per hour already. fire danger high there. 40s and 50s elsewhere around the bay area. this afternoon warmer upper 70s inland 60s and windy toward the coast and warmer over the next couple of days. should be a fantastic weekend. >> we love the weekend looking like that. all right, lawrence, thanks. and thank you for watching kpix 5 news this morning. remember, your next local update is 7:26. >> and a beautiful day out
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