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>>. >> cheryl: good morning, thanks for joining us. >> carolyn: i'm carolyn tyler. let's take a look te weather with lisa argen. >> lisa: our warming and drying trend begins today. here look from mount tam. we are looking at clear started. winds higher elevations, a little bit of a breeze but we'll see very little of a sea breeze today. so with the weak breeze and practically no fog at our coast. we are on our way to a rapid warmup. excessive heat watch has been dropped but we still are looking at a wide range of temperatures. numbers will climb into the upper 80s in inland valleys.
mid to upper 80s closer to the east bay. we're talking about warm day for the a's game, sunny skies at our beaches and look at the beginning of the workweek that locks very similar. i'll have details coming up. >> carolyn: thank you. as the temperatures climb several bay area counties are opening cooling centers to help people deal with the heat. in santa clara county, centers will be on 70 at cupertino and morgan hill. you can cool off alameda county at three city libraries and the union city sports center. for more information go to abc7news.com and click on see it on tv. now to an east bay political fight that turned physical. a richmond city councilman is set to press charges against a community activist for punching him in the back of head and doing it right in front after a police officer. but the activist says the
councilman punched him first. >> reporter: rude and impolite and i'm sick of it. >> that is the councilman says a political rival yelled at him before he was assaulted. >> next thing i know, i feel this big thud to the back of my head. my neckline in the back of my head. wow, what was that. so i turn around and look and i get a sock right temple here. >> this video shows david moore being led away by police in handcuffs. the assault happened at a councilman candidates' meeting on the 1100 block of brickyard cove. he was cited and released. moore who is an active member of richmond alliance wrote this. i said is pretty mean things
calling him a bully and coward. he punched me in the fates and i tried to hit him back. police said they saw moore punch him. he did not see the other way around and that is why moore was taken into custody. while the incident is being investigated. they are investigating what they are calling improper touching of a female which is also a misdemeanor assault. he denies doing anything of sort. >> there are no charges pressed against me. there was conversation but there was no charges. >> david moore did not return our calls for further comment. buse feels that it's a sign of things to come. community organizations will be at tuesday's city council meeting to find out what happened. >> carolyn: governor brown has volunteered a bill from agencies
cutting off cellphone service. that is what bart did during a police shooting. the bill was a direct response to that decision. the governor says the measure could divert attention away from a true emergency. the governor has signed new legislation that targets abuse by used car dealers who sell older cars to people with bad credit. now, they have will to provide warranties for 30 days and post a fair market value on the vehicles they are selling. there are still 108 bills for the governor to sign or veto before tonight's deadline. >> in vallejo, federal investigators are helping police with a fire they say was intentionally set to destroy the law offices of ozzie davis. it started early yesterday morning in vallejo. sergio quintana has the details.
>> the inside of the mayor's offices is burned out shell of melted machines and crime scene tape. this is fire that is vicious. >> we expect it's arson and we characterizing as form of domestic terrorism. we have involved the f.b.i. >> we with able to get the first look inside as cleanup crews were sifting through the damage. the mayor was still shaken by the fire and didn't want to say much. >> what is your feeling about this? >> i'm not going to express my feeling. going through the investigation and piece together the pieces and we'll deal with what we have to deal with. >> fire teams were able to quickly knock the flames down when they arrived. >> inside the office, front door and waiting area had been sealed off with crime scene tape. investigators say this is where the fire started, but they have not yet said how it started.
now friends of the mayor are speculating about why this happened. >> i believe it is a direct attack against mayor davis. i believe this in regards to to stand up and call the attorney general. >> off camera then of the building says vandals have repeatedly targeted their office. he showed a collection of rocks that have been hurled through the windows during the last few months. they are concerned for his safety. >> any reason to believe that the mayor might be in danger? >> that is difficult question to answer. i would certainly say we're going to take all the precautionary steps to address the issue. >> carolyn: new this morning, a fund-raising concert is planned this afternoon to help rebuild san francisco businesses devastated by a fire last month.
on august 7th, flames raced through a business on ocean avenue causing $3 million in damage. to help them build the church and other building they are hosting christmas in september. for a suggested donation of $25, guests will are treated by a perform answer by a group. >> the family of 18-year-old man killed by oakland police rallied yesterday what they call racial profiling and police brutality. the demonstration took place at the east mount mall in oakland. in may, they were stopped and searched by police. that is when one was shot three times after he ran for unknown reasons. >> their job is to protect us. we got no protection. it's a shame, it's a shame.
everybody should be outraged. >> carolyn: oakland police say bluford had a gun near his body but the family tell us the weapon was planted. >> new this morning, the woman charged with murdering michelle le goes on trial tomorrow. they say she killed le in may of last year because she blamed her of wrecking her relationship with her daughter's father. her body was found nearly four months later in a remote area between pleasanton and sunol. prosecutors charged esteban with the body before the body was found based on cellphone records. an alameda county grand jury reviewed the evidence last september and indicted estebanfor murder. >> a mom accused of ditching her daughter in morgan hill during a shoplifting incident has an
extradition hearing scheduled in nevada. this is the mugshot. 38-year-old was arrested friday night in a nevada motel room with her 11-month-old son and a male friend. authorities had been looking for her for nine days. the search begin after police say she left her ten-year-old daughter with a cart full of groceries they were trying to steal at morgan hill safeway. >> coming up, a milestone in afghanistan, it marks the 2,000th death in the 11 year war. >> we'll check in on carmegeddon two, latest that has shut down a
>> carolyn: the death of an american service member marks a grim milestone. 2,000 american troops have died in the 11-year road. a suspected insider attack by afghan forces killed the u.s. service member and a u.s. contractor. two afghan army members also died in the attack in the out post in eastern afghanistan. counted of u.s. troops killed there begin with the u.s.-led invasion on october 7th 2001. >> u.c. berkeley honored a graduate that died last month. christopher stevens was killed
in a terrorist attack in libya. before yesterday's cal football game. he was honored with a moment of silence. the university has also announced the creation of a memorial fund in his name. tonight in alamo, a previously scheduled dinner show is being turned into a fund-raiser to benefit the kenyon youngstrom fund. he was shot on interstate 680 on september 4th. tonight they will be collecting donations along with other local businesses. they encourage everyone to come out and enjoy the dinner show and make a donation. authorities in los angeles say work is on schedule to reopen a ten-mile stretch of one of the world's busiest freeways by tomorrow morning's commute. this is a live helicopter shot of the 405 connecting west l.a. to the san fernando valley.
the freeway has been shut down since friday night until crews demolish the overpass. i it's being called carmegeddon 2. if the work doesn't get finished in time. last year the first phase went fine and this time around caltrans is saying, so far, so good. >> bart trains are we rerouted around the pleasant hill station which means one of platforms is going to be closed. they are trying to stop water dripping. there is water that collected around the fair gates back during the winter months. work continues during four weekends between now and the end of october. so check with bart how to get around that work. >> a record number of riders taking caltrain adding six more trains starting tomorrow. they will two brand-new trains and four others that were
moth-balled. they are rearranged the schedule to give passengers more flexibility. it adds a silicon valley stop for 12 limited service trains. how high is ridership? caltrain averaged 50s this week day riders. >> more of lisa argen now. you talk about a rapid warmup in the forecast. >> lisa: nice and sunny out there. we are looking at temperatures climbing quickly today. here is a live look from high definition emeryville, low to mid 50s but already 65 in livermore, near 70 out by the tell warm day and. >> and also next, those amazing a's they do it again. another walk-off victory in dramatic sfags over seattle. mike shumann has the highlights coming up
[ laughter ] >> you have to be a certain age or like r&b to like that song. >> it's warm there but some of the beaches around san mateo coast not quite at warm, we are going to get the fog out of the way and clear the coast. here is a look at lake tahoe. tahoe valley airport, 50 degrees. truckee is 46 and high of south lake at 79. we have looked at big change in yesterday to today. you can see the ground level ozone and as a result its spare-the-air day again. today actually, better call on the spare-the-air day. we didn't realize those warm temperatures but this afternoon we are climbing quickly and in fact this morning we're looking at wide range of temperatures. live doppler 7-hd showing we are clear but there is fog hugging the shoreline. we will look for that to pull back and give sunshine to friends in half moon bay and
pacifica with numbers in east bay valleys, pretty warm. 51 in santa rosa. we do cool off rather quickly overnight. even with all the heat for the afternoon, it should be a comfortable evening around the bay as we drop off again back into the 50s and even some 40s. we are looking at conditions really too warm up in inland valleys. sea breeze will remain weak. we will have a sea breeze but you have to be right at ocean beach to feel it. then we'll keep the warm to hot numbers right through tomorrow and into tuesday for inland valleys. i think the sea breeze, a stronger one is going to kick up around the coast on tuesday. here is where the air quality definitely is not so great. we saw the picture downtown and didn't look great in the city. poor air quality and santa clara and north bay. culprit, it's a double barrel
high pressure that gives us the lighted offshore flow. we're not looking at the gusty offshore winds, light offshore flow, we are looking at onshore push. making for a very warm day across the state. los angeles, north to south we are baking go here with 93 in l.a. 99 in sacramento. still warm numbers in the 70s. hundred in fresno. 83 at big sur. beach hazard through tomorrow. we talk about santa cruz how quickly it's going to warm up there. be careful because the large shore break, strong rip currents once again around santa cruz and twin lakes. back home, temperatures in the mid-70s. very pleasant for the bridge to bridge walk run here in the city. we've got the little league folks up in petaluma going to six flags to sign autographs in vallejo. warm day 84. 89 in san jose and about 95 in
gilroy, it's a warm late september day. at some time starts october. we'll see minimal transition and warmer afternoon into inland valleys and cooling will get underway. you probably heard about all the likes at facebook, 49,000 viewers have liked us on facebook and eligible for the sweepstakes. you have to go there and click to win 49,000 button. that will take you to this page. that is your entry form. could win. we'll a announce the winner at 49ers game and abc7. it's getting closer and closer to october tomorrow. >> that is nice chunk of change there. >> carolyn: talking about the 49ers, in sports, they are going to be try to rebound from last week's disappointing loss when
they battled the new york jets. raiders travel to denver to face the rival broncos and oakland a's are trying to clinch a wildcard now stands at 3 after another walk-off victory yesterday at coliseum. here is shu in this morning's sports. >> good morning, the a's are drama queens of baseball this season. they get a lead. they blow it, tie it up and win with a walkoff run. every game is important for bob and the boys. fourth inning, 2-0, saunders goes deep. three strikeouts, 4-1 mariners. here is a man on and out of here. two-one shot to tie the game. amazing a's do it again. brandon moss with two men on, see ya!
a's walk off winning 7-4 and two 1/2 back in the west and 2 1/2 for final wildcard. >> giants and padres in san diego. giants get on the board first. hunter pence, 3-run shot. just like that 3-0 g-men. out of cal he goes deep in center. he has bead on it makes a leaping catch and check it out. great catch. took a chunk of the wall in the process. madison bumgarner got robbed. chase headly, padres take a 4-3 lead. giants go on lose it 7-3. >> who has the best record in bay area college football, that would be san jose state spartans. this was defensive battle. travis johnson stripped
quarterback and they recover. here we go. not a lot of offense in the first quarter. david looks like he is going to get it and passes it off and make an outstanding one-handed grab. spartans led in the half. navy with play action, osborn, jr. picks off miller. then in the fourth, last chance for navy. fourth and 7, san jose holds it to 144 yards in total offense and improving to 4-1, shutting them out 12-0 your final. >> cal and arizona state, rough season for jeff teford. nine yard td pass and cal trails at the half. offense couldn't get anything going. sacked six times. 126 yards and one touchdown. we might as well show it to you, maynard to his brother, allen,
arizona answers. he finds him again. 22 yards on the touchdown and cal falls to 1-4 losing to 27-17. >> we outplayed us in a lot of areas. it was disappointing to lose a game. we have to go back to work. that is what i told the team. we need to improve. >> jets in new york to take on 49ers. raiders are taking on the broncos. i'm mike shumann and have a great day. >> carolyn: up next, now just three days away, presidential candidates gear up for their first debate. what are they doing to prepare? and the east bay students who took an innovative class and
>>. >> carolyn: welcome back. both president barack obama and mid rom have stopped campaigning this weekend because they are preparing for wednesday's first presidential debate. abc news reporter david curly shows how they are studying for the face-off in colorado. >> reporter: president obama is in nevada this morning, where he'll spend the next three days in debate camp, reportedly at
this posh resort in henderson. he heads into the debate with the latest tracking poll showing mr. obama holding a lead at six points. >> this ballgame for mitt romney right now. if he didn't do well it will be hard for him to get back. >> reporter: both candidates have check lists. romney has to avoid appearing detached. his to-do list. show compassion, that he is confident and he can, indeed, connect to voters. >> all three of those things, he suffered over the last couple of months, especially the last couple of weeks. so in those three "c"'s that is where he has to do well. >> and team obama knows it can be a game changer. president has to look strong and not passive and avoid appearing impatient and don't be long winded.
>> they are trying to get him to answer questions right to the point. it's like his style and way he comes across. >> president obama is in nevada this morning where he'll spend the next three days in the debate camp. with so much riding on wednesday's debate, the question remains can mitt romney turning the polls around? on this week, chris christie says, yes, he expects romney to do just that. >> every time mitt romney has to confronted in this campaign with one of these moments, he has come through in the debate and performed extraordinarily well, laying out his vision clearly and also contrasting himself with whoever his opponent is. so i'm confident you will shaking your head, its brand-new race. >> challengers do very well in debates. we believe governor romney will
get more benefit but what we're going to tell the american people is exactly where we are as a country, where we need to go, how we rebuild an economy that makes the middle-class secure. >> carolyn: president's advisories say mitt romney may come up with zingers on wednesday night but that is not something that voters will be basing their vote on. >> critical mass in 300 cities worldwide as the group celebrates two decades of pushing for cyclists rights. in san francisco a farewell bike ride begins at 1:00 this afternoon starting at 16th and heading to ocean beach. friday's massive anniversary ride tied up traffic during the evening commute but there were no arrests. bay area moms are supporting a georgia whoever who was kicked out of a restaurant after refusing to breast-feed her baby in the restroom.
a nurse in was held at restaurant on friday. a group called mothers right to choose organized it. >> its nationwide rally that support the mother that was kicked out of georgia restaurant for breastfeeding her child. >> carolyn: they have issued an official statement apologizing for the incident calling it, quote, an unfortunate misunderstanding. >> new this morning, san rafael leaders will consider what marin county's most strict anti-smoking ordinance. would it bad smoking at apartments and condominiums in addition to outdoor spaces. downtown plazas and sidewalks will be off-limits. however, a media partner reports a draft ordinance would allow smoking in those areas if someone is walking while they are smoking.
san francisco's expanded plastic bag ban begins tomorrow. you will have to pay 10 cents for paper or bag from the city's retailers. no more plastic. it goes beyond the 2007 landmark law that targeted big box and grocery stores and will now include smaller and mom and pop stores. next year it will cover restaurants, as well. the ban is intended to help san francisco reach its zero waste goal. some smart students are brainstorming to help save money. they are member of the green engineering academy. they took part in a major effort to cut energy costs in the district. nick smith has their story. >> we call come together. >> reporter: these students are part of livermore high school's green engineering academy. it's designed to promote hands on activity and offered to 60
students a year. they stormed formed an instant connection. >> we were able to learn together and have fun, making fun of each other. >> together they applied their skill to save tens of thousands of dollars in energy costs. >> you have to take a big difference. it's what you have to do. >> for example, this lamp is an older system, it's about one and a half inches in diameter and uses more energy than newer models. >> they can help us out with specific information. >> the project was made possible by pg&e's innovator pilots program where injuries are to do an energy audit. he was teamed to those that know the campus best.
>> that measure we identified was about hundred thousand annual saving which i think is about $14,000 each year. >> they were able to identify more than 45 lamps and multiple thermostats and old computers that were sucking up too much energy. a simple upgrade was an opportunity for real savings a move the district office is make every penny count can appreciate. >> we do have pay money to save money but the return on investment is very short. >> reporter: when they put the green measures in place, the high school could save as much as $34,000 annually. best part, unless your school is new, every school has an opportunity to save as much in energy costs. >> carolyn: coming up. annual oracle conference starts
tonight. find out who will welcome the thousands on hand. also, a piece of history buried below the streets of san francisco. we'll show you the unusual find. >> and here is a live look from our roof cam showing you a bit of the embarcadero and looking out towards the bay bridge. beautiful day on tap, rapid warmup and a heat wave. lisa argen will have your forecast in just a few
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news. beautiful day on tap. lisa argen will be along with a full accu-weather forecast. >> an unusual find in san francisco, part of the old city hall destroyed by the big quake and fire and after demolition more than a hundred years ago. crews discovered the ruins about two blocks where the current city hall now stands. >> people who stroll along the sidewalk along the civic center probably have no idea that below them is a piece of the past. when the great quake of 1906 strung, it left the city hall in ruins. it's dome became a symbol of the disaster. now crews involved in a landscaping project have made historic find. remnants of the old structure. crews were making room to plants a tree when they discovered this brick foundation.
>> what the earthquake didn't destroy, demolition crews shortly after did. so what we have here is foundations. it's brick on top of granite on top of enormous concrete ledge. >> rebecca is the specialist for the general services administration which owns the property. ruins are part of the eastern wing of what was city hall. entire building took 27 years to con struck. this section on hyde street actually withstood the quake. historian believes examining what is left could answer key questions about seismic safety. >> we may be able to learn something from these foundations about the last stages of construction that made this portion survive better. >> reporter: this spectacular new city hall was built in 1915
and casts a long shadow over the old. >> construction work is going to stop for a few weeks there on hyde street while historians document this discovery. >> oracle open world opens up in san francisco. ceo is scheduled to speak tonight. the annual conference is being held at moscone center and expected to attract about 50,000 people and to generate revenue for the city. it features an oracle music festival as well as a user appreciation night with pearl jam jamming on treasure island on wednesday evening. it runs through thursday. as we noted, these folks are in for delightful weather. >> lisa: by thursday, cooling. today is warming up. we have a spare-the-air day. from this shot, a little hazy. vollmer peak showing the ground
level ozone. we'll warm up big time inland. we'll pinpoint the numbers coming back. >> carolyn: also ahead, berkeley becomes the stage for diversity. you can check out the big free for all today. >> you can now get your credit score for free. i'll show you how to do it and how to use [ woman ] ring. ring.
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it is 9:47. thank you for joining us. this is a live look from east bay cam showing you the emeryville marina, sunny skies. probably a nice day to be out there on the bay. if you like yesterday, you are going to like today and again tomorrow as we have a mini heat wave. shakespeare says all the world is stage and u.c. berkeley campus filled with stage with diversity. it's the third annual fall free for all. don sanchez has a preview. >> music can be hot or classical or dance rooted in thousands of years of tradition. it defies class if i calls as casual spots come alive with
performances that define bay area culture. >> but the depth but also the quality. >> this is dance from northern india, typical of what you will find on sunday showing the diversity of cultures in the bay area. es seemed indian dance company is rehearsing, those bells each way four pounds. costumes are heavy, too. >> art form combines the spirit wallet as well and what we do it's highly improvisation. >> it's where technique, subtle and beauty and grace develop. there will be other groups to delight crowds at other venues.
>> it's the whole bay area and performances we have 120 performances a year. >> they offer educational programs. it's from 11:00 to 6:00 everywhere on cal campus on sunday. >> carolyn: that is great. you can get out there. some of it is outside and enjoy it that way, as well. lisa argen is here now. our es seemed meteorologist with seven-day forecast. >> lisa: it is changing. we're talking about the first part of it being warmer than the second half. let me go on track for today. golden gate bridge from sutro, we had 500 foot marine layer earlier. up the road in point reyes. highs in the 60s but 60s and 90s north bay and east bay and even in the south bay. wide range of temperatures this afternoon. live doppler 7 hd and skies are clearing from pacifica and half
moon bay where visibility is improving. we will look for the fog not too far offshore. weak sea breeze will return this afternoon. take a look at 65 in livermore. 66 in antioch and 69 in fairfield and low 50s with the numbers coolest here in the north bay. 24-hour temperature change, everyone is warmer except for oakland, san rafael and santa rosa. waj trend is getting underway especially in east bay valleys where numbers will climb to the 90s. triple-digits not out of the question for tomorrow which should be the warmest day of the workweek. still going with hot temperatures inland, mild at our coast. rapid warmup underway today and spare-the-air day. this warm weather, temperatures well above average remain through tomorrow. a portion of our viewing area we'll get a piece of that again on tuesday. air quality from that live shot,
not so great here in the city but much worse if you are headed or living in the east bay. santa clara valley and north bay. definitely try to hold off mowing the lawn and barbecue. here is a look at atmosphere, high pressure to the north and south, the entire state in a really warm spell for the next several days. triple-digits for much of the mountains around kern county and los angeles warming up. in the days ahead, an area of low pressure will head our way. that will bring more of a sea breeze and heat release its grip and cooler temperatures. today at about 1:00, upper 70s in oakland climbing to a high of low to mid 80s in the afternoon. warm afternoon with numbers in the low 90s for santa rosa and napa. not too close for any records but we could get flirting with the records around livermore, perhaps tomorrow in east bay valleys. 82 in san mateo with 75
downtown. that fog offshore should get some sunshine and mid 60s for half moon bay today. look at santa cruz, really warming up to mid-80s. accu-weather seven-day forecast, shows very little change. few degrees warmer and couple degrees cooler on tuesday. by mid-week we have another air mass that is going to move on here. it looks like much cooler conditions. >> carolyn: i would assume we have to worry about fire danger in the early days. back in 1991 when they had the oakland hills fire in oakland. >> lisa: we don't have the gusty winds but warm. >> carolyn: there are a lot of offers out there that claim to be free, but they really aren't. in fact when an opportunity is free it's worth talking about. here is michael finney doing the talking.
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>>. >> carolyn: an indiana grandmom celebrated her 90th birthday by taking a big risk. she showed off her energy by doing a little dance there as family and friends wished her happy birthday. she has been tenacious and energetic and she moved it yesterday. she went skydiving for the first time at age 90. after a safe landing she came back and she said that was awesome. you should try it. would you try it. >> lisa: no thanks. way to go. looking at warm day, 75 in the city with 85 in oakland. 98 in livermore, maybe records out towards livermore valley. couple degrees warmer tomorrow and bit of break with sea breeze on tuesday. general cooling on wednesday.
that takes us into the end of the woke week, but next week, blue angels. >> next week it will be packed. that will do it for us this weekend. thank you for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler along with lisa argen. we continue at 5:00 font. we want to remind you about our exclusive alarm clock app for the iphone.