tv ABC7 News 430AM ABC September 25, 2012 4:30am-5:00am PDT
captioned by closed captioning services, inc. good tuesday morning. thank you for waking up early and joining us. i'm kristen sze. i'm eric thomas. here's hoping traffic is better than it was yesterday. the weather i could have another day like that. i think that is the key to today's forecast, sunshine quicker than yesterday, temperatures the same in the afternoon. good morning here's a look at live doppler, die out there, we have some lower hanging -- dry out there. we have lower hanging clouds mist possible bay and coast. partly cloudy upper 50s to low 60s lot of sunshine haze around the bay mid 60s to mid 70s inland mild to warm especially east bay valleys, 87 most of us mid to upper 70s. good morning.
you want mist? here's mist in the form of fog on the golden gate bridge thick in spots up and over the waldo grade. limited visibility on the span now. traffic flowing nicely. otherwise just have roadwork quiet. eastbound san mateo bridge roadwork there sensors not slowing things across the span from east bay to the peninsula. roadwork north bay santa rosa to cotati lanes blocked as you head southbound on the peninsula 101 sought at university roadwork there. -- southbound at university roadwork there. mouse fire in south san francisco sent four to the hospital suffering from smoke inhalation, including a police officer who helped rescue three people this is the scene at grand and chestnut this morning. you can see damage and marks left by the smoke. south city fire crews got the call 11:30 last night everybody got out of the home
okay. firefighters sounded a second alarm. san francisco is in the spotlight today supervisors will begin considering allowing the nation's tiniest apartment units, an idea driven by the tight housing market. katie marzullo is live in the south of market area itch >> reporter: -- here take a look at building across the street this houses so-called microapartments the units 300 square feet. the new rules would allow those to come down to 220 square feet about the size of a parking space we are standing in now. 220 square feet. we have video we want to show you of a mock-up microapartment. these were created by berkeley developer patrick kennedy he's working on another development
in somo. you are looking at 150 square feet of living space, bathroom, kitsch and closet that will get you up to 220 this is the concept of supervisor scott weiner saying it is the only affordable housing in san francisco, the only way singles can afford to live here who make up more than 40% of san francisco population, these would go if $1200 to $1700 a month compared to the price of a studio, more than $2,000. opponents say it is going to create a city that is too dense going to put strain on public transportation and while the mock-ups are pretty the real ones could end up with low ceilings and bad lighting. new york and boston are already experimenting with microapartments. san francisco's supervisors are expected to vote today this is only for new construction they are not
going to chop up the building where you currently live. katie marzullo, abc7 news. the people most affected by the richmond chevron refinery fire are being told there may be no way to prove their health problems are linked to the smoke that covered their neighborhoods in early august. chevron's response and the public that is demanding answers. >> reporter: one of the things that people found out is the ruptured pipe should have been as thick as five pennies. it went unchecked and only as thick as one penny when it blew. >> we did not inspect the individual component which was less than five feet in length. >> we've obtained internal documents from chevron that recommend that every segment of the pipe in this service should have been included in a pipe inspection program. >> reporter: fed, state and local authorities told the crowd of 100, they would tirelessly seek justice for
those affected by the fire august 6th. >> how long can we held our breath? the fire was over 11 hours. >> reporter: the u.s. chemical safety board says the decisions made by chevron are being investigated. epa launched criminal investigation into why chevron bypassed air monitoring equipment and burned off toxic gas 20 times without reporting it between 2005 and 2009. chevron paid a find of $1 -- $170,000 for sulphur dioxide emissions. >> it makes it harder to trust the credibility. >> reporter: a lot of people still complaining of health issues and weren't happy to hear what cal-osha said, it is unlikely chemicals could be detected in their bodies to prove their health issues are connected to that refinery fire. i'm alan wang, abc7 news.
investigators say tiny hidden cameras were found along with a of drugs in the home of a santa clara elementary school principal. one camera found inside aid teddy bear. the 42-year-old made his first court appearance yesterday after police say he offered drugs to an uncover officer. police found meth, ecstasy and date rape drug ghb at his san francisco home. he was realized and faces five felony drug counts. san francisco stepping up to levine up -- to cleanup dirty streets, streets littered with trash, workers will speak to merchants who may be responsible for the trash. they will be looking for uncollected garbage, illegal dumping and graffiti. department of public works has been conducting night walks. today the 49ers will be
showing off the progress on their new stadium in santa clara. they have 400 workers onsite and have completed 15% of the project. the steel beam framework is 25% done. 9ers closed the deal for the third corporate sponsor. german-based software company sap has signed a long term deal for naming rights to the practice facility next door. sap will provide business statistics and performance software it is being called the low point in the history of replacement referees devastating string of calls made by officials at last night's game between the packers and seahawks, cost green bay the game. it happened in the 24 yard pass to receiver tate in the end zone. both hands-on the ball for interception, tate wrestling him for possession as they
fell to the ground official signal touchdown another waved his hand to stop the clock which would make it an interception. it was ruled touchdown on seahawks won 14-12. we'll have more on this call coming up in 13 minutes. >> you know everybody is going to be talking about that today. >> giants tickets for playoffs going fast. season ticket holders are grabbing most seats. presale for remainder started yesterday online. you can a link at abc7news.com. the team expects about 5,000 tickets remaining. people chosen in a lottery will be notified by e-mail and can buy tickets beginning tomorrow. you don't have to sign up if you don't want to that just lowered my chances in the lottery, i think. >> oh well, we wouldn't want to do that. i'm going to rush out now.
how many times did you? three, 30, 400. >> i wish i could sign up 400 times. i want to be there [ talking over each other ] a few clouds let's check in with mike. clouds are a little lower marine layer down to 1,000 feet. frying to put moisture into a smaller area that's why fog this morning around santa rosa one and three quarter mile, coast quarter mile visibility half moon bay getting dangerous as you are driving along the coast. some is going to spill into the bay over the next couple of hours. here's another weak cool front pushing through it is going to bring us some drier air sunshine by the afternoon, not as much at the coast low to mid 60s there into san francisco, low to mid 70s around the bay upper 70s to upper 80s inland, especially the inland valleys east bay warmest with upper 80s, fog
this morning around watsonville, sun 67 this afternoon, 73 santa cruz upper 70s to mid 80s hollister, gilroy and morgan hill. tomorrow the coolest day. wind shift thursday, friday temperatures from 8 to 10° warmer. that does stretch all the way out to the coast. warm coastal weekend may have it in the forecast. here's sue with traffic. good morning. san mateo bridge we have overnight roadwork in lanes. traffic flowing nicely from the hayward side towards foster city roadwork picked up in a few minutes many eastbound looking good, no fog on the san mateo bridge. south 101 through san rafael past lucas valley road light towards the civic center. southern marin there is delays due to fog and roadwork in the
northbound direction. not the commute direction near sir francis drake northbound. toll plaza light, metering lights off. roadwork northbound around greenbrae a little in cortamadera scheduled to pick up about 6:00 this morning northbound. nice commute out of the central valley up and over the altamont pass into the dublin-pleasanton area. looking good, no delays, no slow traffic at this hour. >> see what a difference 24 hours can make! thanks. it came down to the final joke. laughs mixed with sadness at the closing of a legendary san francisco comedy club. how you can take home a piece of the purple onion. samsung strikes back questions about jury conduct in the patent trial with apple. >> first technology news. complaints about the
iphone 5, some say phones arrived with scratches on cases, reports of problems connecting to wifi networks some say it is too light. the map app, consumer reports says it is disappointing but expects it to get better. steve woz wodz says the problems aren't -- steve wozniak says the problems aren't that bad. groupon acquired -- bike helmet can call for help if you are in an accident. an add-on works with with a smartphone app to detect a crash it will sound an alarm if the rider doesn't the shut it off the app reports the
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epic legal battle between apple and samsung turns new page. samsung filed papers asking one billion dollar judgment be set aside. samsung wants new trial claiming jury misconduct. apple wants another 535 million dollars in damages, plus a permanent injunction barring samsung from selling more than two dozen models of smartphones and tablets. the trial judge has scheduled day december hearing to consider all post trial motions from both sides. the purple onion is getting ready to sell 51 years of memorabilia today now that the club is shutdown. 100 people went to the purple onion last night for the final show a place where legends once performed. the business in recent years has not been good enough to stay open. one who took the stage for the last time says it is a huge loss. >> smothers brothers had a
famous album here, richard pryor, lenny bruce, it has been around forever and there is no place like this. >> great place to come in san francisco. you feel like family after a while. >> losing a member of your family? >> a little. >> everything will be sold at auction this morning 11:00, photos, tables, chairs, everything but the iconic sign on the stage. here is an interesting question. barbara walters asks the question about the first lady filling his shoes in the oval office. >> michelle would be terrific, but temperamentally i don't think -- >> whoa, what does that mean! >> we'll find out what michelle had to say about her husband's response. plus, nfl replacement refs under new fire. we go deeper into the blown
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even tough stains-- gone ! so don't give up. add finish power up. wow ! see the difference. low to mid 60s coast more cloud cover than yesterday, 70s bay, 70s mainly 80s inland more dominant than 70s. across the country 69 in salt lake, 65 seattle, 71 portland, eastern seaboard mid 70s to 80 atlanta warmest phoenix and dallas 90s. most major airports on time. newark has flight departure delays. back down here at home all regional airports on time. check out our flight tracker abc7news.com at the bottom. 4:49. president obama set to address the united nations general assembly in a little more than two hours from now. he's expected to declare
anti-american rain and riots among muslims will never force the united states to backtrack on diplomacy. there's little doubt the campaign will hang heavily over his speech. >> mitt romney is in new york set to address the clinton global initiative's annual gathering. romney continues to hammer the president's handling of foreign policy. president obama and first lady are special guests on the view this morning in the interview taped yesterday barbara walters asked if mrs. obama might one day run for the presidency. >> she should run for office but says she doesn't want to. [ applause ] >> the president: look, michelle would be terrific, but temperamentally, i just don't think that -- >> it is absolutely true. it takes a lot of patience to be the president of the
united states. and i'm not that patient. >> i think the president just dodged a bullet. you can watch the president and mrs. obama on the view this morning at 10. >> that's the response publicly. if you missed monday night football last night on espn you missed the call that has fans and most of the nfl talking many string of controversial calls by replacement refs came to a head last night. john muller shows us more: >> final play, end zone -- >> reporter: game winning hail mary pass looked like an interception. >> who has i? touchdown! >> reporter: calling it on espn the refs were giving mixed signals. >> the call on the field stands. touchdown. game is over. >> seahawks win in the most bizarre finish you will ever
see! >> reporter: seeming to hurt not just the packers' record but the integrity of the game, gruden alongside tirico. >> this is comical, really. >> two of the worst calls i could remember. >> reporter: it capped a week in which belichick got furious after his team's loss to the ravens putting his hands-on a ref. >> i have never meant any disrespect or in any way tried to abuse or be disrespectful to the officials and the job they do. >> reporter: it has created a social media firestorm. drew brees tweeted at the end of the monday night game, tonight hurts me greatly this is not the league we are supposed to represent. it is in the hands of the nfl and the officials' union after the packers loss matthews posting commissioner goodell's phone numbers and telling fans everywhere to tart dialing.
john muller, abc news, new york. >> they are going to get back to negotiating sooner? >> they are back to negotiating, goodell is involved himself, i don't think the nfl likes this talk about it, going around. hopefully, there will be a solution soon. >> that might be stepped up, the pressure. >> let's talk about what's going on out there we have clouds might get misty on your dive. coast, maybe higher elevations -- you can see fog trying to work from the coast through san francisco as we look down from mount -- where are we looking from? sutro, thank you, that's what i thought. brain lapse. i think i'll have another sip of coffee while you watch this picture. [ laughing ] >> you like that? let's take a look at live doppler 7 hd, get the cobwebs out this morning, you can see it is dry this morning.
let's talk about temperatures, 40s in the north bay valleys, santa rosa and napa, fog developing around santa rosa also. as far as monterey bay fog watsonville 54 everybody in the mid 50s. today i think we'll see the sun quicker doesn't mean necessarily warmer maybe a degree or two within where we were yesterday many coolest day tomorrow, warm pattern this weekend stretching out to beaches, yesterday looked like a localized sea breeze would keep from you warming up. concord 82, 84 san jose u.s. r 81, one degree warmer than yesterday. fremont 76, san francisco around 64 oakland 70 all the same as yesterday. here's a look at cloud cover as it tries to roll across the way, by 9:00 starting to retreat by 11:00, well back to the coast. the coast won't see as much sunshine as yesterday, the
rest of us will, 60s, 70s and 80s, you can see the summer spread is almost nonexistent. upper 70s to near 80° south bay. 69 millbrae low to mid 70s most of the peninsula. coast 59 pacifica with daly city. mid 60s downtown and south san francisco 76 petaluma everybody else around 80°. east bay shore low to mid 70s, 68 berkeley, into the east bay valleys mid to upper 80s. monterey bay 63, 73 santa cruz, 83 inland to gilroy. tomorrow temperatures drop two to four degrees from the coast, surge of 90s inland, 80s bay, 70s out to the coast this weekend. have a great day. good morning. heavy and thick fog on the golden gate bridge will affect your commute at least right now very thick visibility out
of the waldo tunnel somewhat limited traffic very light, golden gate bridge crews headed to reconfigure your lanes for this morning, four southbound, two northbound. macarthur maze fog-free traffic flowing nicely from 80 towards 580 or 880 no delays, bay bridge light, no metering lights. car fire this san francisco northbound 101 near grand just moved to the right shoulder. otherwise, roadwork both directions on 880 from 66 oakland to high and high to 66, no slowing as you head either direction on the nimitz. the peanut butter recall that started this weekend at trader joe's is expanding. sunland recalling 76 type of peanut and almond butters after one of its products was linked to salmonella outbreak,
sold under archer farms and earth balance, valencia with roasted flax seeds and almond butter with roasted flax seeds, 29 people have been sickened. fire breaks out in a home in south san francisco, police officer comes to the rescue of people inside. next, we are live at the scene with how that rescue almost took a deadly turn. autumn wildfire destroyed 20 homes and threatened dozens more has tan a deadly turn. voter registration comes to california with worries of voter fraud. have you heard of the new dialing procedure
for the 408 and 669 area codes? no, what is it? starting october 20, 2012, if you have a 408 or 669 number, you'll need to dial 1 plus the area code plus the phone number for all calls. o.k., but what if i have an 408 number and i'm calling a 408 number? you'll still need to dial 1 plus the area code plus the phone number. so when in doubt, dial it out!