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he'll present to the city of oakland. "we grow" is among dozens vying to build one of oakland's four large-scale medical marijuana farms. >> we're trying to take this to a higher level. right now you'll find warehouses that exist right now but not to this standard of quality. >> reporter: the city of oakland has been a trail blaze her the medical marijuana world opening its doors to dispensaries and marijuana businesses. if o proposition 19 passes, the city is poised to really lead the way. it's really an area of economic development that we could be leading it. some people are not sure that's what we want to be known for but it could be a lot of things and this could be one of them. >> reporter: oakland already gets some 80 $800,000 a year for tax dispensaries. they say legalizing recreational pot could mean millions more for city coffers. >> we're looking for businesses
of all types. and, you know -- i think it will be okay because i think we'll do a good job and show that the canibus industry doesn't have to have the negative associations that it's had in the past. >> reporter: oakland is getting ready to open up the application process to those who want to be become a large-scale cultivators and they plan to release a revised draft of the recommended guidelines tomorrow. right now, the cultivation facilities are scheduled to grow medical marijuana but, of course, that could change if proposition 19 passes. reporting live in oakland, jodi hernandez, bay area news. >> thank you, jodi. those two teenage boy as accused of starting the devastating fire at san jose's trace elementary school in july remain in juvenile hall tonight. jessica ageary is in the newsroom with more on the arrests and the continuing investigation. >> tom because they are minors
the police and fire investigators not revealing a lot about the case. that includes the motive or potential motive for the arson that destroys most of trace elementary school. you may remember on july 5th, 16 classrooms, the library and several offices went up in flames and the community scrambled to rebuild. there was so much emotional damage, too. during today's news conference they said the boys were arrested on tuesday and wednesday are minors. one is 17 years old but they are not revealing the other's age. they haven't given us a motive but told us that neither boy attended trace elementary school. the fire marshal would not comment on talk of gang involvement. he did say, though, that the $15,000 reward in the case turned out to be a good investment. >> the reward helped, i believe, motivate community to call in and bring forth any minute thoughts that they may have,
came up with, that could have led to this event takes place. >> now, the fire marshal also added that a combination of tips and forensic evidence led to the arrests. still unclear, whether the prosecutors will charge the boys as juveniles or adults and as you know, that could make a huge difference in this case. >> thank you. hundreds of east bay high school students are being tested for tuberculosis. this is what they are doing to try to keep the kids safe. morning routine at this school begins with hesitation for parents dropping off their kids. >> we're scared because my kid is here. he never had contact with anybody with this kind of sickness, but i'm really scared. >> reporter: she's a parent here and like 4100 others got this letter from the district, still up on its website saying that someone at the union city school
has active tuberculosis disease. that person is not here now and is being treated but hundreds will now be tested. >> close enough contact with the individual that it merited testing. obviously, the situation, we'll err on the side of caution. >> reporter: the alameda public health department opened investigation while trying to educate the families on this disease. this is dr. bob benjamin. >> transmit did respiratory route. >> with active tuberculosis disease through prolonged contact and often it doesn't go any further than the household. >> tuberculosis is not transmitted by casual contact. it's not transmitted through hugs. it's certainly not transmitted through possible shared drinking glass. it's actually difficult to transmit. >> alameda county had 1 56 cases last year.
including kro nick cough, fever, chills and weight loss. it is treatable and best if caught early. >> would you like your son tested either way? >> yes. >> really? >> yes, i do. >> about 500 family also get a letter in the mail today or tomorrow telling them their child needs to be tested for the tb germ and testing is expected to take place sometime next week in union city, christie smith, bay area news. >> students that receive the letter will take a blood test and results are expected back in 7 to 10 days. >> a pharmacy giant, cvs is shelg out big bucks for not regulating the sale of drugs that can be used to make meth. federal prosecutors say cvs has agreed to pay $75 million in fines as part of a civil penalty. they say the chain allowed repeated and unmonitored purchases of pseudoeefidrin.
prosecutors say this is the largest civil penalty ever under the controlled substances act. the head of cvs said the company breached its own policies and is working to fix the problem. if your commute takes you over the san mateo mateo bring be ready for a wait. they are making emergency repairs to fix the underneath support of the westbound lane. here's a live look at the cranes being used. the heavy backup predict ford this morning didn't really materialize and the traffic you can see by the live shot, is fairly well. the damage was found during a scheduled inspection and the repair work could last another 24 hours or maybe less requiring the closure of one lane. one of the most talked about candidates of the desaid is in the south bay. former alaska governor and 2008 vice-presidential candidate, sarah palin, is in downtown san jose right now speaking at a fundraiser for the conservative group, liberty and freedom
foundation. they believe there's a liberal agenda. and reform to defend conservative ideals. palin is answering questions from the audience that will bring part of her speech tonight on bay area news at 6:00. mission accomplished. that's the refrain across chile today. the 33 miners are now all above ground and in the hospital and it took rescuers less than a did to pull up the miners trapped more than 2,000 feet underground. the families kampbd out are now packing up and getting ready to go home. for the next 48 hours the miners are under observation at a nearby hospital and undergo medical and psychological exams. the last miner to be pullediuis. chile has launched and
investigation to both the accident and the mining industry. the survivors emerged as international celebrities. a greek mining company has offered to fly each of them and they companion to the mediterranean for a vacation which they can obviously use. it turns out those amazing images we saw of the rescue in chile came from cameras created in silicon valley. a company called go pro, based in half moon bay, makes very small, very powerful hd cameras that cost only $299. they can be taken pretty much anywhere, obviously. even deep into a mine shaft. >> really humbling and it feels good to know that all of the hard work we're doing so build this consumer product can be used to bring news and imagery to events like that to people. >> so go pro's cameras are in several tv shows and movie and also a favorite as you saw among
athletes that like to fill their ski and bike and surfing adventures. >> yesterday, a preliminary report was released about the san bruno explosions. ntsb revealed yesterday th electrical failure caused pressure to surge running up the peninsula, just moments before the explosion. the report also found that pg & e did not dispatch workers to cut off the gas to the ruptured pipeline until 34 minutes after the explosion. for anyone looking to make extra income, the county that's hiring temporary workers and paying anywhere from 95 to $180 per day. a crackdown on miracle marketing. the fda sends a warning letter to eight companies that claim their products treat conditions like autism and parkparkson's.
news that the government is taking to eliminate cell phone bill shock. and good afternoon. chiemeteorologist jeff ranieri still warm conditions for the east and south bay right now. however, we are talking about some change into tomorrow. by 11:00 a.m., only the upper 70s and we're tracking this cool air ol yoy in mn-vefosey daret akca f you in my seven-day forest ca coming up. [ male announcer ] carly fiorina. as ceo, she laid off 30,000 workers and shipped jobs to china. china. india. russia. poland. i know precisely why those jobs go. [ male announcer ] because fiorina shipped them there. to shanghai instead of san jose. bangalore instead of burbank. proudly stamping her products "made in china."
30,000 workers gone while fiorina took $100 million for herself. carly fiorina. outsourcing jobs. out for herself. [ barbara boxer ] i'm barbara boxer, and i approved this message. you know it's bad when the press asks if you'd take a lie detector test. meg whitman didn't tell the truth about not voting or about how long she lived in california. she got caught in insider deals at goldman sachs. she changed her story about physically abusing an employee. she campaigned as tough as nails on immigration knowing her
housekeeper of 9 years was undocumented. her tv ads have been condemned as false and misleading. and even her hometown newspaper said meg whitman has demonstrated "a loose relationship with the truth" alameda county election officials are hiring poll workers with the election coming up. the county says it needs up to 4500 poll workers for the november 2nd election. the job's range from attendants to precinct inspectors. the poll workers will undergo extra training this year.
that's because several east bay cities will switch to rank choice voting for the first time. >> there's a lot of challenges with this. first time we've used it and we're using it at berkeley and others. we've done a lot of outreach to voters. >> of the one-day jobs pay anywhere from $95 to $180. you can contact the alameda county elections department to find out more. in you've ever been a victim of bill shock, you know, how bad it hurts you may be in store for a lot of pain when you find out you went over your minutes or those roaming charges. and nbc bay area kristen shows us, the fcc is looking into ways to shrink bill shock. >> reporter: they could be virtually anywhere in the country. people on cell phones, with complaints about their bills. >> they can tell you one thing and then, another thing shows up on your bill. >> i've had bills over $250 and i think my plan is like -- if i don't go over it's like 75.
>> complaints so common the phenomenon has been named "bill shock." consumer reports recently found one in five people have been surprised by unexpected charges. things like going over their plan minutes, texts, data usage or roaming charges. >> we don't think consumers should have to actively go out and seek that information. it should be provided to them when these bill shocks are approaching. >> reporter: that's exactly what the fcc is considering. rules that would require carriers to notify consumers when they're close to excess charges. >> one could even say when it comes to fixing bill shock, there's an app for that. >> but the cell phone industry isn't amused. fearing any information requirements could mean more costs tacked on to consumers. >> certainly there's a cost and you can't look at it as the cost of just sending a text. you have to look at it as the cost of implementing into a billing system.
>> reporter: instead, they say the 290 million cell customers across the country are the best police. but enough of them call for the new rules to ring a public comment period, bill shock could soon get zapped. nbc news, washington. >> the fcc is will being for public comment on whether all carriers should let concerns set caps on phone usage when they reach their limits. >> home foreclosures have hit a record high and it turns out a mixup in paperwork may be the reason many people are losing their homes. 288,000 people lost their homes since july in krachlts leads the nation. that is the most foreclosures over a three-month period since the housing crisis began in 2006. investigators are looking into allegations that banks cut corners and misfiled paperwork so some homes went into foreclosure, when, perhaps, they should not have. dozens of states are investigating the methods of major u.s. lenders.
bank of america and others are freezing foreclosures. that means fewer loans and a worsening housing crisis and perhaps, a longer recession. >> there's a lot of confusion in the marketplace right in and out among realtors who are trying to sell assets among buyers. >> analysts say the best case scenario is the paperwork mess gets cleared up fast and most of the evictions are found justified. and that houses are back on the market by spring. >> the food and drug administration has warned eight companies to stop marketing miracle cures that claim to flush toxic metals from your body. it's promoted as an alternative treatment for a variety of conditions including autism, parkenson's and alzheimer's disease. regulators say the products sold over the internet can cause dehydration, kidney failure and death. and argue there's no evidence that they cure diseases. the only fda approved therapies are used to treat lead and mercury poisoning. >> another company is planning
to sell the ipad, verizon says it will start selling the apple tablet computer in its retail stores beginning october 28th. they say it will also offer data plans for the ipad for $20 a month. this breaks with at&t's exclusivity of the only seller of apple wireless plans. verizon joins, best buy, target and they are vendors. verizon is getting ready to sell the iphone. a lot of people are waiting for that. >> what about the weather? cooling down. a good word. too bad -- let's get a look. it's hot here today and then we're talking about the cooling coming our way. 96 in so santa rosa. sun yes vail and san jose at 91.
here's the larger changes in san francisco. right now, 69 degrees. this time yesterday, we were still in the low to mid 80s for a lot of the coastline and also, a lot of cooling and now arriving to our inland spots. anywhere between 5 to 12 degrees cooler at this hour so some of the cooling arrived here a few hours late so that it keeps over inland spots still warm. hot today, livermore checking in with 94. 89 in sunnyvale, 82. san francisco, 69. and santa cruz at 58. that's a sign of this cooling starting to come under way. we've fog building at the coastline and then by this weekend, we'll have the cool air arriving for 70s returning inland. here's a look at the fog. santa cruz and monterey building up. that's component number one. and the second component is the frontal system sitting here continuing to drag its feet as we head to saturday and that will give us additional cooling
across the bay area for your upcoming weekend. for the temperatures, it will be about 10 to 15 degrees cooler. mild as we head into the upcoming 48 hours. once again, noticeable difference also come by this weekend with 70s returning inland. let's get a look at tomorrow. 6:00 a.m., 59 on your start for your friday. by 11:00 a.m., temperatures in the mid-to-upper 70s. as you look at tonight's conditions, low to mid 60s. not too bad. for tomorrow, south bay, 91 in gilroy. 89 in morgan hill. still finding pockets of 80s in east bay. 89 in livermore and then were low to mid 80s for the peninsula from palo alto to redwood city and for san mateo. and then as we head to oakland, 82. concord, 87. and napa, also 87 degrees. morningtime on the weather channel, only cable, look at our seven-day forecast shows drastic changes behind the weekend with temperatures in the low 70s.
and then, some great weather for the giants as they play next week and i'll remind folks, make sure you're registered to vote in the state. if you moved here, check up and the deadline is by monday, next monday. so get everything postmarked and get it out so you can do your part. >> so you're voting then? >> i am, yes. >> good citizen. we're proud of you. >> thank you. well, a new legal maneuvering in the "don't ask don't tell" ruling for the nation's military. and president obama expresses his opinion about what should happen. the violence in mexico prompts some u.s. pop stars to change their plans. and there go the giants. they're heading to philadelphia on the next step of their odyssey. theasd v aasreakers in las vega saying about their chances to win the series. [ bell rings ]
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the court filing came after judge virginia phillips from southern california ordered the pentagon so stop enforcing the law. the government has asked those to respond by monday. president obama today said he, too, is asking congress to repeal that law and said the policy will end on his watch. well, even with headlines about violence in mexico, thousands of americans are still traveling there for vacation, but apparently, some stars are not going to take that chance. the jonas brothers were scheduled to play in monterey, mexico, but the promoter, live nation, cancelled the concert out of concern for fans. the region around monterey has generally been one of the safest until the recent wave of drug violence. more than 400 people have been killed in drug-related violence this year. this probably won't be a surprise if you live in san francisco. for the 18th year in a row the city by the bha takes top honors for best destinations in the u.s. san francisco was the number one
spot. they were polled on categories like hotels, resorts, airlines and rental cars. charleston, south carolina, came in second and third was santa fe, new mexico. >> did you say carolina? >> that's right. las vegas oddsmakers are giving an edge to the phillies over the giants in the national league championship series which begins on saturday as we know. the giants are up bright and early today. they boarded the bus at at&t park. the word from las vegas is the bookies like the phillys' pitching calling the combination of the pitchers. and anyway, the las vegas hilton to win $100 on the phillies the better has to wager $250. a $100 bet on the giants would return $220. the first game as we pointed out was saturday afternoon. and we do have the freak. >> we have the freak. >> that's the freak. ers se p comin, ngeitravupers are se pngtotok inday.
[ male announcer ] carly fiorina. as ceo, she laid off 30,000 workers and shipped jobs to china. china. india. russia. poland. i know precisely why those jobs go. [ male announcer ] because fiorina shipped them there. to shanghai instead of san jose. bangalore instead of burbank. proudly stamping her products "made in china." 30,000 workers gone while fiorina took $100 million for herself. carly fiorina. outsourcing jobs. out for herself. [ barbara boxer ] i'm barbara boxer, and i approved this message. outsourcing jobs. out for herself.
our kids can't afford another four years of crippling cuts to public schools. class sizes are too big, and all the standardized testing just isn't working. so classroom teachers looked closely at the plans of both candidates for governor. and we're supporting jerry brown. brown's plan focuses on a well-rounded education... with history, science, and the arts as well as english and math. schools where teachers and parents work together. and that's why we urge you to vote for jerry brown, a leader we can trust to make our public schools a priority again.
well, an eye-catching color streaked across the sky above san francisco international airport. >> american airlines are outfitted with giant pink ribbons to help raise awareness for breast cancer. the airline held a bake sale to raise money for cancer research. volunteers say although there have been great strides in treatment, more funding is badly needed. the cancer -- breast cancer isn't complacent. you need to continue to work on funding with research in triple negative and some of the more complicated cancers that we don't have some of the miracle drug that have come up in the last couple of year. >> eight american planes were decked out and symbolic of