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a federal report released today could tell us who is responsible for a blast last september that killed eight people. wet roads makes for a tough morning commute. already several problems out there. weak front moving through. this could if the -- this could be the first of many. also today hundreds of workers at acyl can valley tech giant may find out they are out of a job. the morning news continues. good morning. thank you for joining us on this tuesday december 14th i'm
pam cook. >> and good morning i'm dave clark. let's check weather and traffic. here is steve. thank you very rainy morning. it's rain up in the sierra nevada so far. unless that is different you can tweet me sp weather or send me an e-mail. there it is. light rain will continue most of the day. another cloudy day with highs in the 50s. here is sal. good morning. traffic will be slow in many areas because of the wet weather and it's really slow in many areas. just take it easy and watch for standing water. this van was overturned and they are putting it up on a tow truck now. just getting ready to open all the lanes after the van flipped over. these are the accidents that happen. we'll be here with more traffic reports. let's go back to the desk. thank you, sal. topping our news this morning yahoo employees could find out
today if they are out of a job. the company could lay off up to 700 workers. ktvu channel 2 reporter tara moriarty joins us now with more on the story. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning, pam. an official announcement is supposed to be coming later today. up to 700 pink slips coming outs of yahoo before christmas. joining me live is rob he is a tech analyst. this is a real lousy time of the year for this to happen. >> it is. folks are not hiring right now. they are not interviewing. you send them home at christmas the most stressful time of the year. >> what is the problem here? >> a lack of leadership. carroll bark is ranked as the highest paid worker. she is struggling with what yahoo should be when they recover. >> so they just can't compete. i know in the search engine
arena they no longer exist. social networking missed the boat. >> that is it. they really should have owned social networking. that was the space they dominated in before facebook and my space and the rest of them came up. that wasn't carroll barts fault. they are trying to retist cover their roots and the end result is lots and lots of layoffs. >> reporter: thank you so much for joining us live. we appreciate you getting up this early in the morning for us. there has been talk of a takeover bid. some kind of merger with aol. we'll see if that happens. reporting live from san jose i'm tara moriarty ktvu channel 2 news. federal investigators will release their long awaited report about the pipeline disaster in san bruno. kraig debro is joining us live. he is in san bruno now with a
preview of what that report will say. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dave. we are at ground zero. by hind me the huge crater created by that blast on september 9th. 37 homes destroyed. i will show you one of the homes damaged. look at this house. it's still red tagged here. you look at the siding over there you can see how the heat from the blast basically almost melted the siding down. but really the worst part is over here. this is the side of the house that face -- this is the side of the house that faced the blast. most of the crieding has been -- most of the siding -- they are still living with the after math. they released approximately
47.8 million standard cubic feet of natural gas. that is half the amount of an average home uses. a pipe segment 28 feet long was found 100 feet away from the crater. gas was released later. according to the ntsb the specified maximum operating pressures was about 37 rather 375 pounds per square inch. the maximum allowable operating pressure was 400psig. a number higher than the specified maximum operating. they were operating the line above the maximum. ntsb report will be released in 4.5 hours from now. we will talk to residents here to see how many will atepid the
event that will -- how many will attend that event. reporting live in san bruno kraig debro. dozens of police officers from several sonoma county law enforcement agencies rushed to the scene of an early morning barroom brawl. it happened around 1:00 a.m. on kentucky street in petaluma. a fight that began inside the bar spilled out into the street. it took officers several hours to restore order. one police car hit a pedestrian crossing the street outside the bar. he's recovering at a petaluma valley hospital. police made at least one arrest. a man suspected of molesting an eight-year-old girl at a san leandro walmart is due in court today.
her parents screamed for help. two men grabbed the suspect and held him until police arrived. >> the mother, you know, he put his hands on my little girl. that's when i knew okay this isn't a fight. this isn't a guy stealing something. he did something serious. and the little girl was really, really upset. >> miss say surveillance -- police say surveillance tapes show him approaching the eight- year-old girl in the toy aisle. they could set off a border war when they take over a controversial toll plan today. they will consider a plan to collect $3 tolls from drivers at the san mateo county line. however lawmakers in san mateo county say they are ready to introduce their own toll. they even plan to up the antiin this political poker game. >> i would be willing to put forth a proposal that doubles what san francisco does. that being said, it will be $6
in and $6 out. >> this is not about putting a mote a long the city border and charging people to come in. it's about an opportunity to create a joint expenditure plan. >> later today peninsula assemblyman jerry hill will introduce a blocking of the toll plan. that will come at the same time city officials take up that pressure. time now is 6:08. let's go to sal to check in on crashes and wet roads. what is going on? >> unfortunately the crashes we had -- fortunately the crashes we had the first hour is being cleaned up. let's go to the toll plaza and show you what is going on here. westbound bay bridge traffic is okay. we had a couple collisions out there. petaluma bridge a new crash reported there. let's move a long and take a look at interstate 880. that is northbound.
you can see it's wet out there and it will be wet all over the bay area even in the southbound as we go to 280 in the southbound bay here. you can see traffic is heavy. let's go to steve. thank you. we will have rain but lighter amounts as you move south. more clouds light drizzle. the rain is still there. some of it has gone through. this is not a big system. but we're looking for an off and on cloudy rainy day. gloom write. whatever you say. you can always tweet me. give me your definition of today. it will one of those days. cloud cover will stream across just letting you know as we head toward friday and bond. we could have very heavy rain in here. if you have weekend plans i would have a plan b and c ready to go. we have a possibility of looking at very heavy rain. today it's light rain. cloudy breezy.
more fog and mostly cloudy skies. friday it all starts and it kicks in on saturday. timing a little tough but all signs point to a lot of clouds. today is a cloudy day. nothing too heavy. heaviest amounts to the north. rain and wind on tap for the weekend. 50s i won't change these for three hours. front is slicing through. it's moving west to east. rainfall about .05 to half an inch some of the higher peaks toward the north. cloudy and rain. everything is beginning to set up far cold pattern. forecasted high upper 50s very low 60s. the forecasted highs are not the story. temperatures today for 50s for some or very low 60s for others. on the five-day cloudy with rain today. if you need to take care of something today some of the chores i would do it wednesday and thursday. very heavy rain and wind moves
on saturday. the mother of a 14-year-old boy accused in the vicious attack of two vacaville children is speaking out. she says her son was framed. ktvu news spoke to her last night. she does not want to show her face or reveal her name but she tills us that her son got into trouble after drinking with other teenagers saturday night. >> they took him over there and pushed him on the floor. he said once they went in the house they pushed him on the floor. they heard the girl crying and crying and he said they grabbed me. they took all of my clothes and threw me on the bed. >> her son is accused of raping a 13-year-old girl inside the home and repeatedly stabbing her 18-month-old baby brother early sunday morning. the children were sound asleep and home alone at the time. the suspect is in juvenile hall as the investigation continues. police say he does have a
criminal history. our time now 6:11. it has been making passengers very angry but this morning there is a new report that shows it's a billion dollar boom for the airline. the senate moves ahead with the obama gop tax deal. i will show you how california's senators are voting coming up as the morning news continues.
overwhelmingly to move ahead with the obama gop tax deal. and as alison burns reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom a final vote is expected today. good morning alison. >> reporter: both of california senators are on board with this obama gop tax deal. a $857 billion deal to extech the bush era tax cuts for two more years. they voted overwhelmingly to move forward with debate on the bill. final senate approval is expected later today. no one is really happy about it. democrats are angry about continuing tax cuts for the wealthy. republicans are angry about the extras like tax breaks for clean energy. but president obama insists it's the best deal. >> that's the nature of compromise. sacrificing something that each of us cares about to move forward on what matters to all of us. right now, that is growing the
economy, and creating jobs. >> reporter: house democrats are now under a lot more pressure. but democrats are hoping to make some changes. reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns. we are asking what you think about the tax cut deal. you will find a poll at ktvu.com. just look for pulse of the bay right on the home page. veteran diplomat richard holbrooke has died and world leaders are praising the job he has done. the 69-year-old served under every democratic president starting with john f. kennedy. he is known for negotiating the peace agreement that ended the bar in bosnia. his special assignment was afghanistan and pakistan. he died last night following surgery over the weekend for a torn aorta. the white house said they will fight a federal judge
ruling that president obama's health care reform plan is unconstitutional. >> challenges like this is nothing new in terms of laws that have come before the courts in the past in which our position has prevailed. >> now a u.s. district court judge says that congress overstepped its power when it mandated almost all meshes have to buy health insurance. other judges have found the law constitutional. the issue could end up before the u.s. supreme court. governor schwarzenegger plan to sell off 11 state owned buildings is once again on hold. the sale was supposed to be finalized tomorrow but the california court of appeals issued a temporary stay on the appeal. he wants to help use the provehicle code section to pay down the state deficit. san francisco's public utilities commission building. the state building in civic center plaza. the harris building in oak
land. the rest are in sacramento and los angeles. let's go to sal. the wet roads are impacting the toll plaza? >> they are everywhere, dave and pam. good morning. it will be slower and you should drive slower. it means that some people will drive too fast, get in trouble. sometimes you can't avoid being in a crash really if your car gets out of control somehow just take it easy and slow. chp is out there. you can see the toll plaza traffic building now. the toll plaza rain is building now. standing water in some of the outside lanes. if you are driving on the east shore freeway not a big backup. across the bay so far looks okay on 101. let's go to steve. all right, sal, thank you. we do have rain out there. nothing too heavy. a few reports coming in especially to the north. it looks like decent amounts of what could be many many cold
fronts. the ones by the weekend could be strong. you can see the light rain coming through. some of it is mist and drizzle. some of it is steady rain. near st. helena two-thirds. and you can see the moisture is treatment streaming across -- streaming across southeast. upper 60s and low 50s for the highs. farther south you will have more clouds. breezy out of the south, southeast at times. windy up in the mountains. it is raining toward tahoe. 50s is your highs and very low 60s. the highs are not going very far. fog will be back tomorrow. we will take that into thursday. rain on friday and and heavy
rain on saturday. yahoo is offer buyouts. the automaker estimates it has 2,000 more employees than it needs to do welding, electrical jobs and special work. eligible employees will be offered $60,000 to retire with full benefits. the buyout comes after gm announced it is hiring 100 researchers and engineers to work on the next generation of electric vehicles. chevrolet is shipping out its first electric cars to california. the volt can drive nearly 380 miles without recharging or refueling. customers will pay $41,000 for a volt but there are tax credits available. as much as $8,000. time now 6:20. most airline passengers hate paying the airline baggage fees but the airline and shareholders love them. especially this year.
20 largest airlines have taken in $2.5 billion in these fees this year. that is up 22% from last year. delta earned the most in luggage fees $733 million so far this year. >> that's a lot of money. >> a lot of money. san francisco city leaders take a critical vote today on their bid for the america's cup but the city by the bay faces a new challenge from 3,000 miles away. a crucial vote today could change the litter landscape in the south bay forever. good morning westbound highway 4 slow traffic on the way up to concord. we'll tell you more about the morning commute and have another check on the weather straight ahead.
race. there will be a major new challenge coming from new england. they have opened negotiates with new port rhode island to hold the race there. they are not happy with san francisco's latest proposal. and they may lose its bid if another plan is not ready for friday's deadline. future plays of the university of california will have to work longer to earn pensions and other retirement benefits. they have approved a plan raising the retirement age from 50 to 55 and the age to receive pension benefits will climb from 60 to 65. those hired after july 1st 2013 will fall under the new rules. uc officials say the change is ready to address a $21 billion shortfall in the retiree health and pension programs. the mount diablo will give a negative certification to the
budget. the board is having problems through the next year. they are working to cut employee benefits and salaries through furlough days and work out deals with its unions. if they have to go to the state for money it will risk a state takeover. they are scheduled to vote on cutting down on the kind of trash the city generates. san jose is the latest city to consider banning plastic shopping bags and it would go further by fining stores that offer plastic shopping bags. shoppers we spoke to have mixed emotions about the idea. >> there is really no such thing as a free plastic being. somebody has to pay for it. i think it's good it's give to consumers they they have the choice. >> i understand about plastic bag and clogging up everything. i don't like the idea of being
charged. >> if the city council approves the proposal, the changes would go into effect on january 1st, 2012. people on food stamps would be exempt from the fees. we want to take you live to washington, d.c. right now. attorney general erik holder you see him standing there at the podium. he's joined by homeland secretary of security pahl tan know. they are talking about policy theft. counterfeiting, copyright infringement, and stealing trade secrets. time now 6:27 we are getting new information about a fatal officer involved shooting in the bay area. that shooting has ties to one of the worst natural disasters in america history. i'm tara moriarty live in the south bay where hundreds of pink slips may be handed out to
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thank you for joining us tuesday december 14th i'm dave clark. >> good morning i'm pam cook. time now is 6:30. in the news right new yahoo employees some of them heading to work this morning could find out if they are out of a job. the company is expected to announce layoffs up to 700 people. tara moriarty joining us live she is in san jose with the details. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning, dave. we are at the home of a tech analyst that had offered great insights about yahoo making the cuts. he says fiscally it makes sense but morally it's the wrong decision. we are still awaiting the official announcement from yahoo regarding the layoffs. 700 pink slips could be handed out today. most of them says employees from here in the silicon valley. he is a tech expert. he points to carroll bart for the troubles. he says her skills has been a mismatch for the company.
>> they shouldn't be doing layoffs right now. this is cruel and unusual punishment for a labor force that has stepped up for them. this is leaderships fault. >> reporter: he says yahoo failed to jump on social networking when it was set up to do so years ago. that has been a major stumbling block. they had bowed out of the search engine as well. yahoo had simply not been growing the way it should be. it only grew less than 10% in the first nine months of this year. google has groin more than four times that amount. there has been talk of a merger with aol but there is no word on that yet. this morning the search continues in the wine country for a missing man from napa. the family of 83-year-old james haynes says he did not make it home sunday night after driving a family home road on remote
mountain roads. >> rural mountains at times are steep grade. are very tree lined. it's a difficult area in which to look if you're not right on the main road. >> now his family says he drove from napa to poke valley in the hills east of calistoga. his car is a champagne color 19 e9d toyota corolla. time now 6:32. we have new information about the man killed in vallejo over the weekend in an officer involved shooting. it happened in an alley near florida street. police say they were forced to shoot and kill guy jerow. they are reporting he was a hurricane katrina refugee. he wanted to help troubled teenagers here in the bay area. the virginia man arrested in san francisco last week in connection with a kidnapping of a 12-year-old girl will be in court this morning for an
extradition hear papping shopper spotted jeffrey easley and the girl outside of an ocean beach safeway store. easley is expected of killing the girl's mother that was found dead at her home in virginia more than a week ago. the 12-year-old girl returned to virginia yesterday. today the national transportation safety board will issue its latest report on the pipeline disaster in san bruno. ktvu channel 2 reporter kraig debro joins us now from san bruno with more on the story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we're out here live in san bruno. it's a little rainy out here. it's the ground zero of the september explosion. if you look around the this neighborhood you will see the evidence of what happened here on september 9th all over the place. last half hour we saw the melted siding. now we are showing you the house that is boarded up here. it's not clear if the ntsb will place the blame with anyone for
that september 9th explosion that killed eight and destroyed 37 homes. more than two months removed from the explosion people are still living with the aftermath. the repture at earl avenue and glen view drive released 47.6 million standard cubic feet of natural gas. that is half the amount an average home uses in a year. the explosion created a crater approximately 72 feet long by 26 feet wide. a pipe segment about 28 feet long was found 100 feet away from that crater. now the release of natural gas was ignited after the fire. according to the ntsb the specified operating pressure for the ruptured pipeline which is 375 pounds per square inch. they operated the line above the specified maximum. that doesn't mean that's what
caused the rupture. the report is expected to be release the around 10:00 this morning. there will be a lot of interest in that report and what it says. as you take a look down here at ground zero i want to show you again for people that didn't see it. look at the heat of the fire that did to the house. you can see that person is lucky because they still have a house. pg&e has offered money that want to rebuild here or somewhere else. we will be trying to talk to neighbors here. it's very early this morning but we will knock on doors any way. reporting live in san bruno. time now 6:36. let's see what is happening on the roads. the wet roads. >> that is right. it's very wet. if you haven't looked outside
or went to bed it wasn't raining and now it is. that means driving to work will take longer. as you can see the traffic is kind of slow coming in on interstate 80 heading out to the bay bridge toll plaza. no major problems as you drive to the bay bridge toll plaza. you can see traffic is backed up. they have turned the metering lights on. it's a ten minute wait as you get into san francisco. steve is watching this picture with interest. northbound 101 traffic is busy. a little bit of wind is shaking our camera. northbound 101 traffic is not all that bad just yet. you are correct. we have a weak system going by. the stronger system will be here through the end of the week. if you have plans for the weekend, you might want to get a plan b going. it looks like it could be significant rain. today is a weak system. there is energy to it but it's falling apart as it moves over us. but still light rain and cloudy skies. a little breezy as well. some of the gusts over 25 miles
an hour especially in the higher elevations. fort brags picked up .9 of rain. san francisco picked up .10 of an inch. remember in november it came out of the north it was cold and now it's coming across. that's why we haven't seen the sun in awhile. you get a more warmer source and that is focusing most of its energy from san francisco, oakland, concord north. break wednesday and thursday and rain arrives friday and heavy rain it looks like arrives by saturday if everything continues to march in as advertised. san mateo our target forecast starting off at 53. we will go to 56 at noon. 58 for the high.
these won't travel very far. plenty of clouds. not a strong system. it is moving through to the north so one inch amounts are possible there. cloudy today. breezy. heaviest rain to the north. 50s to very low 60s on your temps today. the temps are not the big story here in the next three to five days and after that it will be the rain. we will get a break wednesday and thursday. there will be areas of fog. rain moves in on friday and heavy rain on saturday. all the way to the 24th we could have rain. >> really? >> my goodness. thank you for warning. jeopardy will soon have a new guest that is not like any of its past contestants. how they are mixing trivia with technology. i'm paul chambers live in oakland. new pieces is needed to keep the bay bridge project on schedule has arrived.
welcome back to the morning news. we have breaking news we have just learned a missing man from napa has been found alive and well in san jose. the family of 83-year-old james haynes tells us he did not make it home on sunday night after driving his family friend home on some remote mountain roads but investigators say they spotted him walking on san jose
city streets right about 4:00 a.m.. the man james haynes has been found alive and well. time now 6:42. welcome back. here is a quick look at some of the other top stories. dozens of police officers rushed in to control the wild and out of control barroom fight. this broke out at 1:00 a.m. in petaluma. there is one reported injury and at least one arrest. also today the national transportation safety board will issue its latest report on the gas pipeline disaster in san bruno. inspectors spent the past several months looking for answers in september's explosion and fire that killed eight people and destroyed dozens of homes. president obama's tax cut compromise package is heading toward passage in the u.s. gnat today and it's looking more like lie it will pass in the
house as well. house democrats are scheduled to meet tonight to talk about it. we have new information this morning about the bay bridge construction project. new pieces for the bridge have arrived and work is about to get under way. ktvu channel 2 reporter paul chambers is in oakland with more on that story maryland good morning, paul. >> reporter: good morning, pam. last time we reported the east bay bridge span may be on time. of course as we said that equipment needed to make that happen has arrived. i'm joined by bart with cal tran. it's a little late we found out. >> well, this shipment is for the self-anchor suspension bridge. we've had that ship dodging a storm. it arrived yesterday morning. >> reporter: talk to me about the equipment that is on there and why it is needed. >> the materials on there are the next four segments of our main tower for the self- anchored suspension bridge and two portions of the deck.
>> reporter: and right now i know it's raining out here but the weather is not going to stop the crews from working; correct? >> that is correct. we have erected a cover on the very top of the tower so that this lifting can begin as soon as we get everything ready. >> reporter: and you have two crews working. one two unloading. >> the other crew is prepping the first piece to be lifted up. this will be similar to what th have taken each one of the segments and lifting them over 300 place in the air to get them placed on top of a previous lift. >> reporter: thank you. we will so find out more information on how it will effect traffic. >> tomorrow morning. >> reporter: yes. we'll have more information on what will happen in the future and how it will effect commutes but that won't happen until tomorrow. hopefully we will be able to get pictures for you. time now 6:45.
the berkeley city council will vote on a resolution on whether to name the army private suspected on leaking classified information to wikileaks a hero. if this is approved by the council it will call for bradley manning to be released from a marine corp jail in virginia. they authored the resolution supporting manning. julian assange is scheduled to appear in a courtroom in london. he is fighting extradition to sweden in a sex crime. he is also asking to be release the on bail. assange has been in a british jail cell since surrounding a week ago. supporters of him will protest his detention. and state regulators say pg and e -- pg&e could release
sanctions of spying oniscus hers. they are released documents of relating to the resignation of william devereaux. he shared with other pg&e employee what is he learned while monitoring an online discussion group. another employee was sent to a marin county meeting where photographs were taken of the protestors. they have insisted that devereaux acted on his own. the atlas attack d -- the latest attack on a staff worker is in cortaid. police say a 24-year-old patient viciously beat a therapist. the hospital is not releasing the extent of his injuries. this happened two months after another patient strangled a psychiatric therapist. seven people are facing
trespassing charges in alameda county this morning. they were arrested inside a hotel where apprize railly group was holding their annual meeting. they held that dinner at the marriott in downtown oakland last night. the group known as apac calls themselves america's pro israelly lobbiest. they started chanting. that included members of code pink. they provided this video you are looking at right now. they claim israel is unlawfully occupying palestinian land. they were arrested after they refused to leave the hotel. they will begin the process of selecting the new mayor today. gavin newsom may delay his start date as the new governor if they do not select an appropriate person. mayor newsom's term begins
january 3rd but may delay his -- they can only appoint an interim mayor until the office is vacant. sal is keeping an eye on highway four. it's getting slow out there sal. >> it is slow. it's slow all over the bay area because of the wet weather. you should try to leave the house early. let's go outside. i want to show you highway four. slower than it normally is coming up the bay point area and 680 itself will be slow as you drive from concord to walnut creek. also moving a long to the east bay. backed up to ten minute delay. and this morning in livermore valley traffic is going to be slow. especially coming in off the altamon pass. slow traffic in the east bay building.
hayward to union city on southbound interstate 880 and in the south bay we have had a bunch of fender benders. already 101 is not in good shape driving up to the 880 interchange. let's go to steve. thank you. we have multiple areas to talk about as far as rain goes. up in the sierra i heard from a couple of our viewers. windy. steve up the the keys he says it's windy with rain. very heavy rain has been polling near eureka. we have light rain over us. i will show you the totals in a second. this system has a little bit going for it. your forecast today 50s to start off with. 50s by noon and 50s or low 60s. cloudy skies with light rain. heavier amounts to the north and lighter amounts to the south. st. helena three quarters. san francisco so far .10.
lots of moisture out here. really need a trigger. a spin in the atmosphere. you can see how this is sliding in. cloudy skies to the south. even if you don't get rain it will be a cloudy day. 53-55. not much change in the temperatures. much stronger systems are on tap as we head toward the weekend. today we have rain. light rain for some. heaviest rain to the north. a little breezy at times. 50 to very low 60s and in fact the temperatures it's a push. three to four degrees between the highs and lows for most of these. the big break seems to be shaping up toward the end of the week. there will be fog wednesday and thursday. friday we bring in some rain. heavier rain moves in saturday. >> oh boy, thank you, steve. the airline industry did better than expected this year. new numbers in this morning
from the international air transport association says airlines around the world will see a combined net profit of $15 billion. back in september the organization predicted airlines would make less than $9 billion this year. analysts say better than expected economic growth in asia is responsible for the big upswing. let's take a live look at the big board on the new york stock exchange. the dow jones is up 26 points to 11, 454. helping the numbers out this morning retail sales numbers for november better than expected. and the biggest jump in department store sales in two years. definitely giving the holiday season a good shopping boost. so that is helping the sentiment among investigators this morning. costco plans to phase apple products out of its stores.
it would -- it was never allowed to sell apple products on its online store. time now 6:52. we have been following the golden globe nominations. here is how the nominations are stacking up. the british retail. the kings speech leads the contenders with seven nominations. some of the other nominations include the movie social network, the fighter, and black swan. and local animation pixar is up for best animation for its toy story 3. >> i love it. toy story 3 very good. the readers of time magazine have voted on who they think should be the person of the year. i will give you a hint. it's someone in jail.
let's go to tori to find out what is coming up. coming up in minutes not good news for the employment picture in the bay area. one of the bay area's largest companies will be handing out pink slips as early as today. we will find out how many jobs will be cut at yahoo. eight cities are being warned they could be hit hard by the flu and one of them is in the bay area. we'll talk live with the u.s. surgeon general about how the cities were identified and what residents can do to protect themselves. tomorrow a fashion website
is offering free 2011 jettas for $6,000. we will explain why and how you can get one. back to you on the morning news. thank you. we will see you then. right now we want to go to sal to check in on any commute problems. >> it's very slow out there because of the wet weather. pretty slow here on highway 4 all the way back to brentwood if you believe it or not. we have slow traffic at the toll plaza for a 125 minute wait. let's go back to the desk. thank you. time magazine announced the results of a reader polyfor this years person of the year -- poll for this years person of the year award. julian assange was the winner. prime minister of turkey came in second place. in third place lady gaga followed by john stewart and
steven colbert and glen beck came in fifth. the magazines editors they do the final choosing. they will announce their pick this morning. >> it's always quite a group there. coming up here on mornings on 2 sal and steve will be back with more on the wet tuesday morning and the bay area and surprises in the next week. and this is a very critical day to save the a's make sure you stay with us.