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since wednesday 15 record high temperatures set around the bay even though it's colder this morning. we'll threaten more record highs this week and go in search of some rain and come up empty handed. >> no record-breaking traffic at this point. it's quiet out there and no trouble at the bay bridge toll plaza. a few minor incidents but nothing slowing you down. >> good morning, everyone on this monday morning. 6:01. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. let's begin with the latest developing news in san francisco where police are investigating a body discovered in a burning car early this morning. amy holyfield is live at the scene with the latest. >> kristen, police have just broadened their crime scene. they pushed us back a little further. i want you to take a look at all the officers on the scene. they did this because they want to look in this area to see if there's any piece of evidence to help them figure out what happened. they're taking pictures at the scene. the car is still here. it's parked on a side street.
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it's called rose street right off webster in between haight and paige. here's a picture of the car when it was on fire 3:30 this morning. it was taken by a man who lives across the street. he says it was too big to get close to. they wanted to rush over to the car to help if anyone was inside but they just couldn't get to it. they noticed the fire because they heard a horn going off. the fire activated the car's alarm. they came outside to see what was going on and they saw the fire. >> the flames were so large we just thought that we didn't want to get any closer. we thought he might hurt himself. so -- and then a few minutes after, the gas tank exploded and there was a little -- yeah, the whole car was engulfed at that point. >> and firefighters found a body inside once they got the fire out. they say it's too early to determine the cause of death. they don't even know if the body is out of a man or a woman at this point.
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the homicide team is here. they're being very slow in their process taking pictures, shining flashlights in the bushes. they haven't even opened the car's trunk yet. they're going very slowly, very methodically. we saw surveillance cambridge right here on haight street right at webster. maybe there's a chance those cameras caught something that can help police officers. but at this point right now they are focussed right here on the crime scene. homicide and arson investigators are here working together. they just got the call at 3:30 so they are just now putting the pieces together what happened here. live in san francisco, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> likely to be there quite a while. amy, thank you very much. it's 6:03 now. oakland police and the alameda county district attorney's office are investigating a fatal shooting by oakland unified police that happened over the weekend. it happened near the park. two school police officers on
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patrol because of an event at nearby skyline high pulled up behind a honda on miller road and approached a man and woman sitting inside. police say the man pulled out a screwdriver and attacked one of the officers. that's when a second officer opened fire killing him. >> parents at holebrook elementary at concord are planning a rally to urge district officials to keep their school open next year. three schools from a list of seven face closure. in order to save $1.5 million a year. an advisory panel presented leaders of the school district with three closure options at a meeting last week. the board meets again tomorrow. a final vote on the closures is expected february 8th. >> crews have now suspended their search for a missing fisherman in the delta. officials belief 51-year-old harry lee fell overboard saturday afternoon while fishing alone in the big break it area near oakley. they found the man's 20 foot boat adrift, keys still in the
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ignition but there was no one on board. the coast guard suspended its search saturday night. the marine unit continued searching yesterday but with no results. >> we're holding out. we're gonna stay positive and hope for the best. and, you know, something will come up. >> lee is thought to have been wearing manual life jacket that has to be inflated using a pull string. the coast guard recommends that boaters wear life jackets that inflate by themselves on contact with the water. >> you'll notice a giant cruise ship in san francisco. it may look splendid from apar but the carnival splendor is here for repairs after its ordeal. >> if you forget about what you might know about this ship and you just take a look at it, you just say, wow, that is truly spectacular. it's on drydock. it is a spectacular ship. you got the blue lights against the dark sky.
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it's really something to look at but there is that history you have to remember. the good news it's come to san francisco for repairs and that means good money. take a look at some pictures, some beautiful pictures of this ship coming in. its engine has been seriously damaged. it is in need of a new engine and some alternators. but it is coming in and when it did come in yesterday, wow, the golden gate bridge and the bay bridge really setting up a fantastic shot out there. this is the ship, the down side is it drifted three days last november with no power, most of that time no plumbing for 3,000 passengers and more than a thousand crew members. food was served up, spam and pop tarts. kind of a strange sight yesterday, one of the people on the ill-fated cruise coming back to reminisce. >> since i live so close, i thought i'd come to check it out to bring back all the memories. >> you think that's a good idea? >> i mean, it's just cool to see
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it's finally getting fixed. >> it is getting fixed and san francisco is the beneficiary of that. there's some dispute about how many jobs it's gonna create. some say 125. others say it's gonna create hundreds of jobs. the port of san francisco saying it will definitely create thousands of hours of work on this $56 million job. when is this thing leaving? it's supposed to be back on the high seas february 20th. terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> all right, terry, thank you very much. it's 6:07. >> what a gorgeous day we have again in the bay area. pushing records? >> i think so. even though it won't be quite as warm as yesterday. warm enough that we'll threaten record high temperatures. i'm putting the list together right now and i'll have it for the big weather here in about 8 minutes. but it's all over the bay where some tulie fog is going to keep parts of your neighborhoods a little cooler. it is calm this morning just about everywhere.
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just a breath out of the west in fairfield. same thing for concord out of the south and sfo east and hayward about 3 mph. that's why it is so cold this morning, especially compared to yesterday morning. check out these temperatures. mid to upper 30s in the east bay valleys except where tulie fog is starting to keep temperatures up there. low to mid-40s most of the bay shore. upper 40s oakland and san francisco. temperatures this afternoon under a mostly sunny sky. more high clouds in the mid to upper 60s. we'll be near 70 fremont, oakland, san jose and about 68 in san francisco. down around the monterey bay, we'll be in the upper 60s to low 70s, also high clouds and sunshine. your accu-weather seven forecast. what do you say we flirt with more record high temperatures. we need rain but it's not in the offing the next seven days. temperatures remain in the 60s with morning fog giving way to afternoon sunshine. frances with the commute. >> you heard amy's report.
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a major street closed with police activity in san francisco. webster is also blocked right around rose street. that's between haight and paige street. you'll need to use fillmore as an alternate, a couple streets north of safeway off market. freeway traffic looking fine. no trouble at all. traffic has been flowing well. also in the north bay, there you go, slowing now and in the north bay no trouble at all. 101 marin county as you make your way to the golden gate bridge. eric, kristen. >> frances, thanks a lot. it's 6:09. >> just ahead, afamiliar warning. a new deadline when he says the state will send out iou's. >> checking in in person. there may soon be a fee for that. the off fees now predicted for airline travelers. >> apple, the changes the tech
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>> good morning, everyone. a live look what folks are seeing on the east coast. lady liberty there on liberty island. but even as beautiful as this shot is, the temperature is 10 degrees in new york city right now with a windchill of zero. so if you want to go see lady liberty, this may be the best way to do it. here and watch it on tv. >> need that reach approximate -- that real torch for the heat. >> usps will review another 16,000 branches operating at a deficit. most are in rural communities. the postal service recorded an $8.5 billion loss last year.
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closing branches will be hardest on the elderly onto may have a hard time traveling. >> california's treasurer says the state may have to issue iou's as soon as april or may. if lawmakers don't adopt a timely budget, california will run out of money to pay its bills. he says lawmakers need to act by the end of march. the state is facing a $25 billion deficit. governor jerry brown proposed more than $12 billion in spending cuts and he wants to ask voters to extend temporary taxes in a june special election. >> fliers should start bracing for a host of airline fees. a founder of the website called airfarwatchdog.com. possible new fees include a fee for checking in, a charge for holding a baby on your lap. right now lap children are free, of course. credit card fees, passengers could also be charged a lock on
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in fee which holds your fare three to seven days while you shop around. if your carry-on bag won't fit under your seat, shell out $40 more. a whole lot of charges coming our way. >> no proof yet but a fee on breathing in. breathing out is free. breathing in you have to pay for. all right, guys, it's a joke. >> shows how those fees can get. >> it's getting pretty -- >> yeah. >> no, yes. that's always the motto. we pay you in sunshine. 6:15 this morning. we're looking down on a clear sky. a little hazy, sure but acoordinating to bay area air quality district no need to worry about unhealthy air pollution today. let's look at those temperatures and how you want to dress this morning. mid to upper 30s inland where the fog is, fairfield and antioch the low to mid-40s. 43 san rafael. around the bay shore, pretty
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much low to mid-40s. ticket to redwood city 39. we have mid-40s half moon bay. low to mid-40s for salinas, watsonville, santa cruz. 47 in monterey but getting closer to frost in gilroy, now 33. high clouds and warm temperatures. that's our first highlight and that is for today and could be the next seven days actually. look for tulie fog in the east bay valleys and patchy fog in the north bay valleys. in the extended. what i mean by extended, i'm talking about the medium-range forecast models which go out 16 days. 16 days still no solid chance of rain. cooler in some areas because of the high clouds. i think fremont in san francisco will be right on again today but it's concord, san jose, oakland where we set a record yesterday and vos 2 to 5 degrees cooler. how about 10 hours, 4 minutes and 33 seconds of sunshine. a minute 42 seconds more than yesterday. campbell, los gatos near 70. upper 60s for the rest of the
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south bay and look for the asterisk. that's where a record high is possible there. not only san jose but also redwood city. upper 60s mostly of the peninsula. mid-60s millbrae. upper 60s downtown and south san francisco. through the north bay valleys, we'll have low to mid-60s. santa rosa 65 and napa 64. those could be potential record high temperatures as would be oakland 69 and hayward 67. as we head into the east bay valleys, 63 concord. low to mid-60s for the rest of your neighbors. the medical records upper 60s to low 70s, same thing as you head into the inland valleys. tonight tulie fog will develop once again. notice how it keeps the temperatures here in the mid to upper 30s while we have low to mid-40s around the bay and out to the coast. two areas of high pressure but kind of getting pushed apart. a little weak spot developing for these high clouds. but this low, you see all the moisture around washington and oregon. this is the way the pattern is going to stay this week.
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other than patchy valley fog we should have clear and chilly nights followed by warmer than average afternoons. the only time dipping into the 50s would be the coast and that would be over the weekend. been kind of quiet so far, frances. >> nice and quiet, mellow commute for your monday morning. planning to head out the door shortly, you can expect a good ride 680 walnut creek. there's the normal slowing out of antioch. but 680 looks good through the sunol grade. interstate 80 in berkeley, more cars heading westbound but still accident-free to the bay bridge toll plaza where there are still no delays, no metering lights. north bay also fine for the ride through san rafael. southbound 101 at the limit flowing well down to the golden gate bridge. and if you're heading along the peninsula, here's a live shot of 101 in millbrae. one of my ex-traffic producers called and said there's a sign saying the north 101 connector to the central freeway is closed
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but actually that was cleared at 5:20 this morning. over an hour ago. shouldn't have any problems. 101 also fine in the south bay with this live short, north bound traffic there underneither 880 and mass transit system showing no delays. go to our website anytime abc7news.com. >> frances, thanks. it's 6:19. >> time for the morning's must reads. if you're thinking about buying an electric car, the mercury news concentrates on the heart of the vehicle, its battery. people who buy the chevy volt and nissan leaf will get battery warranties but tips on making the batteries last even longer. they include don't accelerate too fast. cooler climates make reduced mileage because running the heater can draw as much as 25% more power. >> the san francisco chronicle looks how television viewing is going social. no longer watch your shows in isolation. people are using apps that let
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them announce on facebook.com and twitter what they're watching. users can earn points and badges. microsoft are all incorporating social tv in their services. complete articles on our website abc7news.com. just look under the must reads tab. >> next time i'm watching w. w. b. roth, i'll tell you about it. an effort to keep consumers from fixing or altering its i-phones. the new screws are called pentalobes with five rounded points. the companies using the screws forcing customers to buy rare and hard to find screwdrivers in order to change out a battery or tinker with other parts. apple has not commented on the change. >> 6:20. the worst hollywood has to offer. a look at the newly announced nominees for this year's
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razzie's. >> the cutting edge of american warfare.
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it's 6:24 this monday morning. abc news has been given an exclusive look at an unmanned spy plane. it's being tested at edwards air force base. it can fly at 65,000 feet and see 600 miles in every direction. the wing span is half a football field. the observers powered by liquid hydrogen fuel which allows it to fly for a week at a time if necessary. it's essentially a satellite but operating at a fraction of the cost. >> a large satellite billion plus. >> so we're talking to buy a plane like this tens of millions as opposed to hundreds of
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millions? >> correct. >> the drone's manufacturer says its uses can go beyond military purposes. during 9/11 when new york lost its cell towers, the global observer could have served as a platform to restore critical communications. >> the nominees are -- talking about the oscars, that's tomorrow. moves for the razzies were announced. the spoof awards given out for the worst movies. the "twilight" movie eclipse and action vendor leading with worst picture. kristen stewart for worst love interest. also up for worst picture, jennifer aniston's the bounty hunter. sex in the city 2 and a parity of "twilight" calls vampires suck which they say is a better movie than eclipse.
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>> two of the nfl most storied franchises will now face off in super bowl 45. the big game will feature the green bay packers and pittsburgh steelers. aaron rogers won the nfc title game defeating the chicago bears. the first time a number six seed will play in the super bowl. the steelers will make their third super bowl appearance since 2006. the new york jets 24-19. not a happy camper as you saw there. this year's super bowl will be in texas on february 6th. >> 6:26. still ahead at 6:30, missed opportunities. the new evidence that regulators considered rules years ago that may have prevented the san bruno pipeline explosion. >> police shoot and kill a man just outside an oakland school. the attack that led to the shooting. >> i'm amy hollyfield live in san francisco's lower haight where the police department and
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. 6:30. trading just getting underway. expected to sway the stock and bond market today. mcdonald's net income rose as the chain brought in more customers with its mcrib sandwich. live to the new york stock exchange coming up in about 15 minutes. >> we begin with the latest on developing news where police investigate a body discovered in a burning core early in morning. amy is live at the scene in the lower haight.
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amy? >> three hours after the fire happened and check it out, there are still several police officers here on the scene. they're going over this block very thoroughly. however they just made the decision they're not going to go through the car here. they're not gonna touch it. they're gonna go ahead and take it back to the police station and process it there. here's a picture of the car when it was on fire at 3:30 this morning. this was taken by a man who lives across the street. he says the fire was huge. just too big to get close to. they wanted to go over and see if anyone needed help but they just couldn't get to it. they noticed the fire because they heard the horn going off. the fire activated the alarm and it kept going off so they came out to see what was going on and they saw the fire. >> i told my roommates to call the police and get the fire extinguisher. so we all came out here. but the flames are pretty high. probably like up to here. and it looked like the car had been on fire for a few minutes
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or a while. >> and then right then, the gas tank exploded. so it was a good thing they didn't get too close to that car. once firefighters got the fire out, they found a body inside. they say it's too early to determine the cause of death. this point they don't even know if it was a man or a woman. the police department is here working alongside with the firefighters. they're interviewing people, been taking pictures of this block. we are on webster between haight and paige on a little side street called rose street which is right off webster. take a look what we found over here on haight street. there are surveillance cameras here on this block. maybe there's a chance those cameras caught something that can help police figure out what happened here or who's responsible for this. but right now they're focused on this area near the crime scene. police investigators working with arson investigators on this case and just made the decision they're going to move the car away from here and process it back at the police station.
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live in san francisco, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> amy, thank you. an investigation is underway after an oakland unified school police officer shot and killed a man in the oakland hills. it happened saturday night. two school police officers pulled up behind a honda on joaquin miller road and approached a man and woman sitting inside. police say the man pulled out a skew driver and attacked one of the officers. a second officer fired shots killing the man. the woman was not hurt but taken to the hospital for observation. the officers are on routine paid administrative leave while the incident is investigated by the alameda district attorneys office. >> a grassroots effort is underway in oakland to reduce violent crimes. yesterday a group of marchers rallied in front of a high street apartment complex where a 19-year-old man was shot to death nine minutes into the new year. their theme is take back the streets of oakland block by block. >> people see we're doing
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something. and they eventually become involved if they wanna make a change. >> then the neighbors know that we have options, we have services. and together hand in hand we can turn oakland around. >> a recent survey shows 40% of oakland residents polled don't trust the police. quan is setting up meetings between the police and schools and city departments to foster better relations. >> a search for a kidnapped four-year-old boy resumes today at first light. divers began searching the canal near patterson last wednesday. they've pulled out five cars. none of them match the car used in the kidnapping of giuliani. a silver toyota corolla. a man reported seeing a vehicle matching that description drive into the canal with two people inside. investigators say there were fresh tire tracks leading into the water. police say rodriguez snatched the boy from his grandmother last tuesday. meanwhile the statewide amber alert issued in the case is now
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confined to just the central valley and san jose where rodriguez has family. san francisco district attorney george gascon has a unique new plan for reducing the backlog in the city's court system. he's suggested moving owe fepders into a volunteer-run community court. gascon wants mediators in seven or eight neighborhood courts who would decide cases and hand out non-jail sentences for crimes such as illegal sidewalk sitting, shoplifting, prostitution. gascon wants to create an option to avoid the filing charges for misdemeanors, offenders who cooperate with the volunteer court could do community service and have the offense wiped off their record. >> the suspect in an arizona shooting rampage is expected to be arraigned in federal court in phoenix today but federal prosecutors want all future hearings for jared loughner held in tucson.
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they filed a court request late last night but said it should be sent back to tucson because the surviving victims and witnesses live in that area. loughner is charged with killing six people including u.s. district judge john roll and the attempted anas nation of congresswoman gabrielle giffords. she remains in the texas medical center in houston this morning. doctors say her condition is improving but they have not given any updates on the buildup of drain fluid which is being trained by a tube. she was transferred to the texas medical center. doctors there will decide when representative giffords is ready to be transferred to a nearby rehabilitation center. >> federal regulators had two chances to force utilities to gather more accurate pipeline data before the san bruno pipeline explosion but passed on both opportunities. yesterday san francisco chronicle reports the pipeline and hazardous material safety administration first considered
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imposing reporting rules in 2003 but decided against the idea. it came up again in 2005 but was opposed by a trade group representing pg&e. the accuracy of pipeline records has become a major issue since last september's san bruno pipeline blast killed eight people and destroyed dozens of homes. pg&e admits its records inaccurately show the san bruno pipeline segment was seamless when it actually had welds inside and out. san mateo county officials are once again reminding residents to be aware of their surround after the latest big cat sighting. it was in woodside late saturday night. it's the second mountain lion sighting in that area this month. emergency officials say people should keep a close eye on small children and pets, especially around wooded areas. >> may want to dress those children warm. >> but layers. gotta peel them off when it gets warm again.
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>> that's a good point. it is chilly this morning. let's take a look at the temperatures. good monday morning by the way. is there such a thing? >> yeah. >> mid to upper 30s around the inland valleys. notice fairfield and antioch tulie fog keeping your temperatures up a little. redwood city 39. low to mid-40s fremont, los gatos. mid to upper 40s along the coast into downtown san francisco and also out into oakland. as far as our 24 hour temperature change because of the fog antioch and fairfield are warmer. everybody else is cooler, even 10 degrees cooler in mountainview to 18 in half moon bay. temperatures still in the 30s and 40s today. maybe around 50 san francisco and half moon bay. we'll have high clouds with sunshine. that's going to be the biggest difference between today and yesterday. those high clouds may dim the sunshine a little more but we're still in the upper 50s to low 60s by noon. still threatening some record high temperatures. we've set 15 of 'em since wednesday. we could set a few more today as
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we'll be in the low to mid-60s at 4:00. here's your accu-weather 7-day forecast. that high pressure just won't move. look for patchy valley fog followed by afternoon sunshine and temperatures well above average in the 60s. we will dip a little bit saturday and sunday, especially along the coast but back into the upper 50s, everybody else in the low to mid-60s. quiet so far this morning but potential slow spot developing, frances? >> yeah. that's at the bay bridge toll plaza because metering lights have been turned on. this live shot, traffic backing up towards the 880 overcrossing. about a 10 to 15 minute wait at this point. san mateo bridge fine, no problem in either direction. the drive time from 880 to 101 only 14 minutes. you heard amy's report. you wanna avoid webster street. that's the main street that's closed near rose and shut down near haight and paige street.
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freeway traffic looking good but there are slow spots. westbound 4 out of antioch. lone tree way almost half an hour. through the altamont pass, 34 minutes the drive time from 205 to 680. but 880 so far not too bad through hayward and fremont. mass transit systems still reporting no major delays. eric, kristen. >> frances, thanks a lot. it's 6:40 now. >> trading's underway at wall street. a live report from the new york stock exchange straight ahead. first a live look at the big board. the dow is up 18 points. >> the father of modern fitness passes away. a look back at the incredible life and san francisco roots of jack lalanne. >> i'm terry mcsweeney live in san francisco. hey, have you seen the city's new tourist attraction. it wasn't very attractive on the high seas last year but now that it's in drydock here at pier 70
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>> welcome back. we're looking at temperatures across the country -- country! california, the wonderful place we live. lower 60s fresno. we have 68 chico and look at the mid-60s around the coast with big sur. let's turn to eric for the news. >> mike, thank you very much. it's 6:44. america is remembering jack lalanne, the fitness guru who inspired tv viewers to eat right and exercise. he died yesterday at his home on central coast. lillian kim looks back on his 96 years and his last public appearance here in the bay area. >> i hate work out. but the like the results. >> this was jack lalanne in front of our studios over a year
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ago. he was in san francisco to celebrate his 95th birthday. >> inspiration and perspiration. >> lalanne was born in san francisco in 1914. 22 years later, he opened his first health club in oakland becoming a pioneer in body building, weight lifting and proper nutrition decades before it was vogue. then the 1950s lalanne launched his exercise show on abc 7. he held noon exercise classes in the studio. >> one, two, three, four. >> when the show was syndicated out of hollywood, lalanne became an national icon. the show stayed on the air through the 1970s. >> i tell the truth. and i practice what i preach. and i'm helping people to a better life. >> lalanne also designed and invented strength machines still widely used in the fitness industry. 1980s he had his name on 200 health clubs. but lalanne was also known for his amazing feats of strength. when he was 40 he swam from alcatraz to the shore handcuffed.
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when he turned 60 he swam the bay again towing the boat loaded with a half ton of weight. >> everything you do in life takes effort. if you can't afford a half hour three or four times a week taking care of the most priceless possession, the body, you gotta be sick, you're stupid. >> workers at the grill in san francisco say he will miss lalanne. there's a salad named in his honor. she remembers the words of wisdom lalanne passed on to her. >> always keep healthy. that's the secret to a long life. >> on his 95th birthday jack lalanne told us he worked out two hours a day lifting weight 90 minutes and swimming a half hour. >> do you want paper, plastic or lead the next time you're at the supermarket checkout. >> explain that one in the "moneyscope" report. >> eric and kristen, you know
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those reusable bags the store sell as an alternate to the disposable plastic shopping bags, they have lead. a new study says 21 of the bag types stores sell have dangerous levels of lead. it says walgreens and safeway are on that list. walgreen says it tested its bags. it doesn't know which ones the study looks like. safeway pulled the offending bags. meantime just how much is google walking away with as he steps down as ceo? it's granted $100 million worth of equity, that usually means stock and options to the chief exec. intel shareholders making some money this morning. boosting its possible buy-back plans by $10 billion. intel reports results after the close. so the world's largest chip
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maker big focus today. so far here this morning we have a higher start to things on wall street. mcdonald's shares though, they're interesting to watch. a bit weaker here even though sales came in line with estimates. the bloomberg silicon valley index is trading slightly higher. how about a lime-flavored medical marijuana soft drink. that's what entrepreneur clay butler in california has planned for its flagship drink. there's doc weed, lemon flavored diesel and others. the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, bloomberg news. >> yum, tasty! thanks a lot. >> the freezing weather back east isn't just uncomfortable, it's downright dangerous. a photo of a car that got sprayed by a fire hydrant and got frozen. look at that! windchills include new york at minus 1 and dropping hartford
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connecticut 13 below, boston 23 below. people have to bundle up in multiple layers just to keep from getting frostbite. shelters from new york to chicago are opening up to get the homeless indoors. >> did you see the guy roller skating, delivery of food. pretty soon needs ice skates the way it's going. >> if you have moisture in your hands, don't touch anything metal. learn that the hard way. >> hear a lot of those stories. quite the opposite here? >> we used to actually take the hose out, a low spot, make a little pond. oh, yeah, it is definitely cold there. i've been telling the same story, a friend of mine, his daughter wants to go to university of new hampshire, 9 below with a 29 below windchill. good luck with that! >> u.s. berkeley's looking good. >> yes, it is. i haven't heard back from her on facebook.com. i imagine she's probably getting up right now. we'll see what smart aleck comment she's going to give back on that one. isn't it absolutely gorgeous
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this morning. look at all the colors of the spectrum as the sun is coming up. let's talk temperatures. it is cold this morning. here. i mean, seasonally cold. talking temperatures mid to upper 30s inland. fairfield and antioch dealing with tulie fog and a little warmer. 39 redwood city and low to mid-40s bay shore and out to the coast. around the monterey bay and inland low to mid-40s. monterey 47 and gilroy at the other end 33 degrees. patchy fog is possible this morning. high clouds and warm temperatures again today. chilly tonight. temperatures back down to these type of levels and we'll have tulie fog in east bay and patchy fog in north bay valley. not the accu-weather 7-day forecast-day. i mean 16 days these medium range models go out to and no solid chance of rain the next 16 days. temperatures above average, 5 degrees in livermore. 9 napa, redwood city, san
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francisco and san jose. 12 oakland. sunrise 7:20. the asterisk, that's where the possible record high is. same thing in oakland and hayward with mid to upper 60s throughout the east bay shore. san jose 69. upper 60 to low 70s in the south bay today. redwood city, 69. mid-60s abeing lo the coast. upper 60s in downtown and south san francisco and throughout the north bay valleys, low to mid-60s, santa rosa, napa possible record high with low 60s at the coast and the monterey bay and inland temperatures upper 60s to near 70 degrees. watch for the tulie fog again tonight in the east bay valleys. mid to upper 30s there through the north bay valleys. low to mid-40s the bay shore out to the coast. 47 in san francisco. weak spot developing in these two areas of high pressure. that's why that low is pushing more high clouds into our sky today. temperatures a little cooler than yesterday but they rebound tomorrow and then it looks like the warmest weather could be
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tomorrow and wednesday, the thursday. slight cooling trend for the weekend. temperatures still above average. if you have any weather video or photos, we would love to see them if you would share them with us. upload them or e-mail it. have a great day. here's frances. >> mike, it's been pretty quiet. the biggest trouble is a stall reported here at the richmond san rafael bridge toll plaza. it's blocking the right lane. you can see traffic moving above 70 mph out of richmond towards san rafael. it's not slowing too many folks down at this point. but notice that little bit of yellow. that's westbound 80 near university where we have a live shot. traffic slows down near gillman and university. that's where things get a little crowded westbound. but overall no problems on the east shore freeway. bay bridge toll plaza now backed up to the foot of the maze. we'll check out contra costa county, 680 in walnut creek. looking pretty good here as you make your way towards highway
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24. in the south bay there have been no problems at all with this live shot of the 101. northbound traffic there underneath 880 and fine on the peninsula. it's also looking good in the north bay. but things are definitely more crowded so drivers heading southbound now through san rafael. get traffic when you want it by going to our website, abc7news.com. we update it 24/7. just click on the bay area traffic link. >> frances, thank you very much. it's 6:53 now. we continue to follow breaking news out of ohio where an entire town is being evacuated. some 3,000 residents in the village of fair port harbor are being evacuated because of several fires and gas leaks in the area. fire crews from about a dozen local cities are responding to the scene. the fires were caused by an over-pressurezation of a gas line, fire officials say. we know about the dangers of these things from the san bruno fire and explosion. crews have shut off gas lines to
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the entire community. >> tracking developing news in maryland where a sinkhole has opened up on a very busy freeway. this is the capital beltway's inner loop in prince george's county where a large water main break closed all southbound lanes of interstate 95. you can see why. major traffic backups are reported as a result of this break. pre-dawn temperatures there 10 degrees, well below freezing. that may have everything to do with the water main break. one car flipped over, went on an embankment. the water creating that layer of ice. no word when that 54-inch distribution line might get repaired and when that freeway may reopen. >> 6:54. recapping our top story. police and fire investigators spend their morning study ying a burned out car and the body found inside it overnight. amy joins us live from san francisco with the latest other being very careful with this
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scene. they haven't even touch the car yet. they actually just wrapped it in plastic wrap and are going to tow it away and take it back to the police station. that's where they're going to process it. they found a body inside. they don't know if it's the body of a man or a woman or how the person died. there's a picture of the car when it was on fire at 3:30 this morning. it was taken by a man who lives across the street. he and his roommates ran outside with a fire extinguisher with the hopes of helping if anyone was inside but the fire was too big. they said they couldn't get close and then the gas tank exploded. they kept their distance and it ended up being a good thing but it wasn't until the firefighters got the fire out they realized there was a body inside. the car was parked on rose street which is a small side street right off of webster between haight and paige here in san francisco's haight district. police are trying to figure out
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what happened. they're taking the car back to the police station to process it there. our other top story is also in san francisco. let's check with terry mcsweeney. terry? >> good morning, amy. yeah, i got a big story for you. in fact, it's almost a thousand feet long and 125 feet wide. it's the carnival cruise ship splendor and come to drydock in san francisco for $56 million worth of repairs. this was the strip stranded off the coast of baja, california. take a look at pictures for you. it was brought in under the golden gate bridge yesterday. and the bay bridge after that. a beautiful sight. not such a beautiful sight last november. the engine burned. there was an engine fire. they had no power. it led to backed up sewage. no food available except for spam and pop tarts for a while. the ship drifted for three days. the $56 million fix, repair crews in san francisco are gonna
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benefit. the estimate of hundreds and hundreds of jobs created by all this. it's going to be here about one month and should be back out on the high seas february 20th. live at pier 70 in san francisco, terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> terry, thanks a lot. >> final check on our weather and traffic. >> could be the sixth straight day of record high temperatures. most of us mid to upper 60s under high clouds and sunshine. we'll keep this warm, dry pattern through the weekend. frances. >> final check of the bay bridge toll plaza backed up to the foot of the maze. you heard amy's report so driving through san francisco avoid webster street closed between haight and paige. a car fire north 101 at tully. traffic's going to slow down there even though the fire's on the shoulder. >> thank you for joining us for the abc 7 morning news. >> we'll be back with a local update at 7:24. join us for the midday news today at 11:00 and we'll see you back here tomorrow morning on tuesday at 4:30. how's that?
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