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closed captioning by closed captioning services,inc a cement truck overturns and burns at the start of this morning's rush hour commute. even now chp and caltrans are still working to reopen the southbound lanes. i'm cheryl jennings. >> and i'm kristen sze. >> when will the overpass reopen and will it be safe? amy hollyfield has been at the scene all morning. she joins us live answers. >> reporter: we are 15, 20 minutes away from the far two lanes on the left opening up.
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caltrans has inspected the highway and feels confident it is safe to drive on. the far right lanes will be open -- won't be opening yet because they want to repair the guardrail that was damaged. they are hoping that will be completely open by 12, they are not certain at this point this has been a mess to cleanup. the big rig truck was the last of the three vehicles to crash in this chain reaction. it caused the most damage. the truck blocked all four of the southbound 101 lanes and the leaking diesel caught on fire. >> it looked like another vehicle involved in a separate collision which created another collision. >> reporter: the driver of the big rig was taken to the hospital with a woman driving one of the other cars. they are both pecked to be okay. thanks to another woman who ran -- ran to he did had the driver of the truck. >> a good samaritan pull the
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driver of the big rig from the fire. >> reporter: crews had to deal with the fire, victims, leaking diesel and traffic, also a man who wanted to perform a rescue. but then turned violent. >> he wanted to help out. there was no one to help and he got into an altercation with officer. he hit the officer. >> reporter: they arrested him. 16th street at san bruno closed because pieces of guardrail fell on to the street and some was still dangling. >> most people took alternate routes, we appreciate the media, they put out the word fast. >> reporter: it was still a mess with a major highway shutdown. despite our reporting on the news, twitter and facebook, there were still people trying to get on to the highway who had no idea this happen ed. >> i didn't know about it. >> reporter: then there were people who got on to southbound 101 and weren't sure what they were going to do after that >> i have to get to the
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airport. i have 45 minutes. hopefully, it won't be too bad. >> reporter: what are you going to do? >> run. >> reporter: it was a rough morning. looks like the worst is almost behind us. they are about to open two laneatq hoping to have it all open by noon that could change. sue hall is standing by to give you advice. now, 20 minutes away, waiting for a caltrans cone truck to cordon off the lanes so the two left lanes will be open asan as that truck gets in place. take 5th to 6th to 280 south. bart the best way to an individual this. northbound 101 still snow 280. again, bart is the best way to get around until they get those lanes open. san mateo bridge problem-free. bay bridge thraolz accident, a ghost town at this hour, so
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people have gotten the word. 2780 southbound 101 northbound and -- 280, southbound 101, northbound san mateo bridge. that's the latest. think about in the next time you drive over a bridge or overpass, a large number of them in terrible shape according to a new report. transportation for america says there are more than 500 bay area bridges and overpasses with serious structural problems. terry mcsweeney joining us in san francisco. >> reporter: transportation for america chose this spot in san francisco to he will straight its conclusion that -- to illustrate its conclusion that one in five bridges or overpasses are structurally deficient. they say all you have to do is look up. you can see the cracks on the side of the northbound 101 freeway this is only 200 yards from where amy was standing talking the crash that closed
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101 earlier today. this overpass one of the structures identified in the record. the richmond san rafael bridge with 380 plus bridges andoverpasses in four north and east bay area counties are according to the federal highway administration, structurally deficient. that means they need work, maybe just paving or perhaps reinspection. they are just getting old. according to the group -- >> even when money is hard, it is important to realize where you are going to spend your dollars. transportation fixing up making sure our bridges are safe is where smart dollars should be spent. >> reporter: talking about federal dollars there. senator er -- senator boxer is helping write the new transportation funding bill. transportation for america has identified 21% of bridges and overpasses in need of with work. makes us number two
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metropolitan area in the nation, only pittsburgh has more problems. in the metro areas of with one to two million san jose number two behind only oklahoma city. transportation for america is a national coalition for progressive transportation policy. so many bridges to talk about. if you want to see information about the bridges and overpasses you drive on go to abc7news.com click on see it on tv. we have linked to you an interactive website you can see where you drive and see if it is structurally deficient. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. standoff in two parts of oakland this morning between police and protesters of wealth and inequality. officers may be ready to move in to the original spot over health concerns. >> reporter: i just got off
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the phone with the city administrators office they are still saying they are going to take a hands off approach to this camp and the other small one near lake merit despite issues of health and safety. there's still 100 tents on frank ogawa plaza. this demonstration began 10 days ago as part of the nationwide movement. since it has morphed up into their own community. they say they have new laws. to address a variety of issues not necessarily related to wall street or corporate greed. yesterday mayor quan walked through to get a look. the city does express growing concern about rats, unsanitary conditions, alcohol and in some cases threats and intimidation. the mayor did not address why this is being allowed to continue in her city while others in san francisco have
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clammed down. last night a splinter group set up a separate camp near lake merit that has one councilmember concerned. >> at some point this becomes an embarrassment to oakland? >> i think it is the opposite san francisco has had riots in the streets and department stations and violence in the streets. we have not. i think we are containing it, containing it in one place is our choice. >> reporter: city administrators office says police are keeping an eye on things from a distance. early they are week this is what happened when a half dozen police came to address threats being made to reporters. the officers were marched out of the area by the demonstrators. the city has presented those who are camping with a list of requirements for them to continue to camp here. according to the city administrator's office, the campers have complied with
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about 2/3 of those. again, they are saying that if they become public health and safety issues become much greater at some point this camp could be removed. laura anthony, abc7 news. thousands of apple workers are gathering right now to pay tribute to the late steve jobs. apple stores around the bay area closed 10 this morning so employees could watch a webcast of the tribute. the will reopen at noon. the ceremony is taking place at the company's cupertino headquarters and it is for employees only. steve jobs died october 5th, after a long struggle with cancer. today's memorial will be rebroadcast later in the day so apple workers in other countries can watch. dell computers poised to hire hunts in silicon valley opening -- new research and development center right now. the governor and the ceo are
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taking part in the ribbon cutting. it will be followed by a career fair until 2:00 this afternoon that should be underway right now. dell is looking for workers with sales and engineering experience. you can get more information on abc7news.com click on see it on tv. still ahead, social security recipients are getting a raise. find out how much and why? rick, i'm speaking, i'm speaking, i'm speaking. >> republican presidential candidates dig into each other in the
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. the 56 million americans who receive social security are set to get a raise starting in january. seniors haven't receive add increase in social security checks in the past two years. new report released yesterday says social security is the only thing keeping many newly retired americans out of poverty. the upcoming increase will mean an average of $456 extra dollars over the coming year. latest republican debate being described as one of the most heated in recent history. the seven made the greatest efforts to distinguish themselves from one another and expose each other's weaknesses. perry focused his attacks on romney. >> you lose all of your
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standing from my perspective, because you hired illegals, in your home. you knew about it for a year. >> i don't think i've ever hired an illegal in my life. i'm speaking, i'm speaking. >> herman cain who most polls show is also a front runner was also a major target many nearly every other candidate blasted his 9-9-9 tax plan. in the end it was too much for one. newt gingrich told report there's maximizing bickering is probably not the road to the white house. >> interesting few moments there. >> meteorologist mike nicco looking at the changing weather. >> absolutely. things are changing here also. we have clouds earlier still hanging around. the breeze is bringing cool air will also bring sun. warming trend for the weekend. the need exists year
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round. one bay area food bank is making a special plea ahead of the holidays. we'll let you edededededededededd
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sheriff's deputies in ohio are still on the hunt for two more escaped while animals, a monkey and a wolfs. dozens were released from their cages at a wild animal preserve. hunters with high powered rifles have killed nearly all of the 50 or so escaped animals. several animals were found around the body of the owner of the preserve. >> recommend staying in right now. recommend to a couple of schools to close for safety reasons. >> preserve owner terry thompson had been cited in the past for animal abuse and neglect. authorities believe he left all the cages open, before committing suicide. >> we are going to shift gears now and talk about the second harvest food bank of santa
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char and san mateo counties asking to you think about the one in four affected by hunger everyday. katie marzullo joins us for the kickoff that starts today. >> reporter: we just watched them wrap up their food dive kickoff festivities. as you can -- food drive kickoff festivities. [ inaudible ] there were was donated food as the backdrop and famous faces in the crowd you recognize 49ers president and the ceo of [ inaudible ] also 49ers in the crowd. all of these big names to bring attention to hunger. one in four in these two counties santa clara and san mateo affected about by hunger. one in 10 gets food from second harvest food bank. that food has to come from
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somewhere. that is where you come in. >> the holidays are a time when people's thoughts turn to food and family. it is a natural time to think for people to think about supporting food banks. the reality is the money we raise now, the food we raise now has to help us feed people 365 days a year. >> reporter: second harvest feeds 250,000 people a month. half of that food is fresh produce. the goal for this year is 11.3 million dollars and 1.6 million pounds of food. these are tough times but hopefully you can dig deep and help out this great cause. if you would like to find out more go to abc7news.com and go to the see it on tv tab. katie marzullo, abc7 news. let's turnover to mike.
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are you feeling chillier? >> temperatures cooler now than about everywhere else, they were yesterday at this time, let's show what is going on. good morning. still a few clouds hanging around. the breezes have brought in the cooler starting to thin out moisture and take away the clouds and bring sun back. it has been particularly difficult up in the north bay where we still have a lot of cloud cover. around the bay to the coast you can see how quick things are starting to break. let's look at what going on as far as temperatures. we are running still in the 50s around san francisco. everybody else in the 60s. that mild start helped once we got sun. low to mid 60s around the monterey bay inland. with one to five degrees cooler than this time yesterday. mostly sunny today, breezy and cooler inland. that coolness around the bay and coast is filtering into our inland valley.
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clouds return tonight probably won't see as much drizzle as we saw this morning. at the coast with we had a couple hundreds of an inch. if you want sun and warmer weather and you want to go to the beach to enjoy it, i got it for new weekend. today 24 hour temperature change, oakland, fremont, one to two two degrees -- inland east bay valley 80s cooler concord that's when you know you have a good sea breeze rolling through. here's the low that but it in shoved the high out and opened the door to the coolest day in the forecast that would be this afternoon, no more in the a fees in the east bay valleys, mid 70s for you. low to mid 70s along the east bay shore. richmond berkeley, stronger breeze. south bay mid to upper 70s close to around. throw mid 70s along the
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peninsula. coast breezy from time to time. mid to upper 60s around downtown south san francisco and sauce lee twoept the sun the breeze will keep the north bay beaches in the low to mid 60s. more sun around the monterey bay. 64 monterey, 70 santa cruz. inland mid to upper 70s. around the state everybody cooling near 80 central valley. 66 tahoe. 71 l.a.. 95 palm springs that is cooler than yesterday iclouds roll in tonight best chance in green along the coast -- of drizzle temperatures in the 50s. we will jump about two degrees everyday through saturday and sunday. look at that sun at our beaches and low 70's this weekend near 80 around the bay shore throw mid 80s inland. this may hold through monday and tuesday. actress lindsay lohan
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traded in her fancy bracelets for hand cuffs this morning. a judge revoked her probation for getting kicked out of a women's center where she was posed to complete her probation. the center said she rarely showed up. now the judge said she must complete 16 hours at the morgue by her next hearing set for november. the star could be sentenced to a year and a half in jail. stay tuned. just ahead, how many facebook friends to you have? >> we'll tell what that number might say about youououououououu
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later today at 4 more on the highway still shutdown
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after a cement truck incident. we'll check into any damage to the highway and the safety of double tanker trucks. finally the number of facebook friends you have is no longer a popularity indicator. >> new british study shows the more facebook friends you have the bigger certain parts of your brain are. >> people with lots of facebook friends tend to have more grey matter in the brain region linked to social skills, memory processing and emotional responses. >> i have to tart now. friends, social relationships and the internet may be changing our brains over time. >> we've been investing in twitter follow does that say about the size of -- >> we are not going there. >> thanks for joining u copd makes it hard to breathe,
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