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coming up. and just in seconds ago, reports of a truck fire, sounds like a dump truck over off of 880. i'll show you how that's affecting your south bay commute coming up. and this is what san francisco is known for. it's fog, certainly fogging up the golden gate bridge on this friday, april 20th. this is "today in the bay." good morning. and thanks for being with us, it is straight up 6:00, i'm marla tellez in for john kelley. >> and i'm laura garcia-cannon. a new hearing is about to get underway to decide if george zimmerman will be released on bail. we've got live pictures from the courtroom this morning. zimmerman charged with second-degree murder for shooting 17-year-old trayvon martin last february. martin was unarmed but zimmerman claims martin attacked him. we'll let you know the decision
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as soon as it is announced. well, a critical hearing just hours away for suspended san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi. he'll be back in court asking that allegations of official misconduct against him be thrown out. "today in the bay's" christie smith is live in san francisco where the judge has already tipped his hand. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, marla, and happy friday. ross mirkarimi has already suffered two legal setbacks in his efforts to keep his job as san francisco's sheriff. in fact, the tentative ruling yesterday won't be final until after a hearing that is set for 9:30 this morning here in san francisco. but a judge has already said that so far he sees no reason to undo his conduct suspension or allow him to even collect a salary. mirkarimi was suspended after an incident new year's day between mirkarimi and his wife ileana lopez when the family went out for a pizza. she ended up with a bruised arm, there were domestic violence
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charges a plea deal and a sentencing. mirkarimi told his side of the interview and he said he thought he was a more tender and caring person not as gruff or aggrebab. but he thought the suspension was political. mirkarimi spoke after and before the last hearing. >> all i can tell you is i've taken responsibility for what has occurred and being held accountable for it now. and that has already been adjudicated. >> reporter: his attorneys also argued that the misconduct definition is somewhat vague and would've had to have occurred while he was in office and he wasn't even sworn in until january 8th. the ethics commission hearing is expected to get underway on monday. what they'll do is look at the facts and make a recommendation to the board of supervisors who will then decide whether or not to remove him from his position. reporting live in san francisco, christie smith, "today in the bay." today marks five weeks since sierra lamar disappeared.
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but they are not giving up the search. live in morgan hill where specialized teams will join the effort this weekend. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, laura. deputies today will be out searching for sierra lamar and following up on any leads. but they're also gearing up for a massive search tomorrow morning that will start at 9:00 and end at sunset. a total of 90 search and rescue members from santa clara county, san mateo county, santa cruz and marin counties will comb areas of morgan hill, gilroy, and san martin. search and rescue members specifically trained to scour some of the rough esther rain will also be out there as well as dogs trained to detect human remains. in another development, sheriff deputies confirmed sierra lamar's twitter account was hacked several times in the past two weeks. investigators traced one incident to someone in the philippines and have leads on the other hacking incident. volunteers from the community are also going to hold their own
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search here at burnett elementary school. they will be out searching from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 on both saturday and on sunday. and they are sending out automated phone calls to gear up and generate more people to come in and help search for sierra lamar. reporting live in morgan hill, "today in the bay." 6:04 now, police in the north bay are searching for a 15-year-old santa rosa girl who disappeared last saturday. charlotte mulinari's father says she left on a green mountain bike wearing a green jacket and carrying a backpack and may have been headed for annadel state park. santa rosa police say the girl may have been depressed. a large display of law enforcement expected today for the funeral of a sheriff's deputy killed in modesto. robert paris was shot and killed while serving an eviction notice to a tenant at an apartment complex. a lock smith brought to the
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scene was also killed. police say the suspect barricaded himself in an apartment and held deputies in a standoff for several hours before eventually shooting himself. the standoff ended when the building caught fire. more than 2,000 law enforcement officers are expected for that funeral. a north bay yacht club will dedicate tonight's race to five crew members now believed dead after they were swept overboard near the islands. one body was recovered, but four crew members are still missing. the survivors say the low-speed chase was hit broadside by a large wave which knocked some of the sailors into the sea. the boat later washed up on the rocks. the yacht club of tiburon will hold a moment of silence, one minute before the race begins at 6:25 tonight. 6:05. we now know a woman shot and killed by her estranged husband in petaluma unsuccessfully tried to get a restraining order on him one week before that killing. petaluma police had been called out to deal with kevin and kim
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conover five times over the past year according to the chronicle. no one was ever arrested. police say kevin conover shot his wife and then turned the gun on himself on sunday as kim walked out of a divorce attorney's office. a woman accidentally shot and wounded by san francisco police officers suing the city. jessica from napa county was shot on broadway and north beach just last september. now police were apparently shooting at a suspect but hit another bystander. the city and several officers are named in the suit seeking unspecified damages. we're going to take you back live to sanford, florida, where george zimmerman is now in the courtroom this morning. you see him dressed in a suit and tie this morning. he is a man accused of killing trayvon martin, the unarmed teenager in florida. there's been so much attention on this case. we will continue to follow the proceedings as they are just starting to get underway this morning.
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it is 6:06 right now. pg& e warning some residents not to be alarmed by the smell of gas this afternoon. utility will be performing a controlled release at west lake avenue just south of 280 and daly city. scheduled for 1:00 this afternoon. get ready for a big warm-up. christina loren, going to be hot. >> it is. it's going to be hot. >> look at that. >> is this not amazing this morning? could you imagine being on the island? you think it's completely fogged in everywhere. let's not go. we've got a really good-looking forecast for today. i don't even want to go there ever. that place kind of creeps me out. but i've heard good stories. 58 degrees in concord, 55 in oakland. i wanted to show you that picture because it's showing you what's happening out there. that's what's left of the fog. the only fog we have this morning was over the open water as high pressure moves in. it compresses everything. so it squishes that marine layer down to nothing and we're just about 1/2 hour, 45 minutes away
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from completely clear conditions, even right by the water. 55 degrees in sunnyvale, 58 in san jose, mainly clear start, turning up the heat by 5 to 8 degrees. yesterday's highs hit the 80s in places like san mateo. it's going to be even warmer and we keep on climbing through your saturday. it all works out like this for today. peeling off a layer by noon. if you're getting ready to head out the front door with the k kiddos, put on the sunscreen. 77 by the bay, and a really comfortable day at the coast. 74 degrees at 4:00. we'll take you through your seven-day forecast, tell you what to expect next week. rain on the way first. let's check your drive with mike. >> hey, folks, we want to follow up on the truck fire. just north of 287, maybe closer to dixon road north of where it's marked on the map here. that update from my friend who passed by the area and said we do see smoke through the area. sounds like the off ramp from the southbound side is open.
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he went to use the gas station, but the off ramp at the northbound side might be affected at least partially. that might be where this truck is. i'll track this with chp, get more updates as they had a chance to update us. 101 and 280 showing slowing, as well. but the rest moves smoothly as the volume starts to build. and we look over to the san mateo bridge. a stall reported in the westbound lanes. and i'm looking at the updates from chp. there may be an accident now where there was originally a stall. we'll get those updates to you, as well. so far, traffic does still flow across the bridge. might want to use the dumbo to stay completely clear. >> thank you, mike. in washington, the house has passed a small business tax cut. republicans say it's their answer to the so-called buffett rule which was brought to the senate earlier this week. the measure would cut taxes on companies with fewer than 500 workers by up to 20%. democrats oppose it saying it does not require companies to hire more people and it will add $64 billion to the deficit.
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6:09. another bay area fireworks show could fizzle because of tight budgets. organizers of the fourth of july fireworks show say the deadline's looming for the annual display. they need $7,000 alone within the next week or the pyro technics show could go up in smoke. it was funded before budget cuts. the san francisco classic known as the home of the rudest waiter is shutting its doors after 100 years. sam wo, that's the name of the restaurant on washington street is now closed after public health investigators say they found several violations in march including rodent activity and improper food storage. the owner tells the chronicle the building is too old to keep open. the restaurant was famous for the waiter famous in the tales of the city novels for criticizing the menu choices.
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>> no, they were really rough there. not ordering that, you're ordering this. the classic. not even that good. 6:11 right now. next on "today in the bay," at least four soldiers die in a helicopter crash. simply tragic. we'll have the details coming up. plus, more secret service agents could lose their jobs in the wake of the prostitution scandal. live report coming up. and uc davis introduces the newest police chief following last year's pepper spray incident. find out why he may not hold the job that long. hear his top priority. and a bunch of ipos this week. two coming up in about 19 minutes coming up. and here's a look at that gorgeous shot. look at that, alcatraz soaked in fog tower and the foreground on this friday morning. nb> and find us on fack at
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welcome back here. as a live look at the hearing underway right now in sanford, florida. this is the george zimmerman bail hearing. just getting underway a few minutes ago. george zimmerman, of course the man who admitted to shooting and killing 17-year-old trayvon martin back in february earlier this year. now this hearing is to decide if he will be released on bail while he awaits trial. currently zimmerman's wife is testifying via phone right now. we will continue to monitor this hearing and bring you the very latest. another army helicopter crash in afghanistan has claimed the lives of at least four soldiers. the military confirms that black hawk went down while on a mission in the southern helmand province. leaders in the area say the helicopter was on its way to respond to a suicide attack on
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the local police check point. no word on the exact cause of the crash, but there was bad weather in the area at the time. 6:15, uc davis has a new police chief this morning. the university's chancellor swore in interim chief matthew carmichael in as the new head of the department yesterday. now carmichael believes rather he replaces chief annette spacuzza. >> i promise you to expect nothing but professional and excellent service which we have always given and will continue to give. >> carmichael will have the year for one year while a national search is launched for a permanent replacement. it is 6:15 right now. giants back in action tonight. barry zito gets a start.
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pitching a complete game shutout. follow that up with a solid appearance last saturday against the pirates. tonight's game starts at 4:15. a's are back in the bay area wrapping up a four-game series with the angels. suzuki put them 1-0. take 3 of 4 in the series. a's open that series with the indians tonight. they'll honor the 1972 world series champions during tomorrow's game. members of that team will be there signing autographs in the first 10,000 fans will get a bobble head. on the east coast, there'll be a little bit of history in boston today. the red sox will celebrate the 100th birthday of fenway park. jfk's grandfather john fitzgerald threw out the first pitch on september 20th. >> it was a party last night as
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the champagne confetti and now they roll up the sleeves and the real work begins. celebrations at the ground-breaking site, though, they lasted well into the evening after years of planning and debate, gold shovels broke the ground yesterday on the new billion dollar stadium. coach jim harbaugh says the stadium has been a team effort. >> san francisco, santa clara, the bay area, northern california -- you know, everybody that desires to be a part of a team, they can be part of our team. and this football cathedral will be a testament to that. >> does that count as church on sunday? the cathedral. hey, if you couldn't watch it live, we've got a lot of the greatest parts of yesterday's ceremony on our website. head to nbcbayarea.com for interviews of jim harbaugh and video of the actual groundbreaking at
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nbcbayarea.com. i'm loving this warm weather. it's going to be hot, though. >> i know. i haven't seen this dress in months. you can get a whole new wardrobe basically out of this because all those spring-like items that have been collecting dust in your closet are going to be very fitting for the next couple of days. we'll be getting warmer through saturday. so break out the flip-flops, the gear as we head throughout casual friday. you'll notice that around the office. if you can see from the live picture of san jose, that marine layer, what's left of it just about completely finito. and temperatures already mild to start that sun is coming up. it is going to be warm later on today. 55 degrees right now in sunnyvale, 56 in livermore, mainly clear start, turning up the heat by 5 to 8 degrees today. and we've got beach weather on the way. 70s and 80s. want to take a look at some of the best beaches for you today. as we head throughout the afternoon, pacifica looks perfect. a little bit of a sea breeze at about 5 to 15 miles per hour.
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same goes for half moon bay today. kind of breezy, but 72 degrees not too bad and santa cruz, 80 degrees you can actually get a suntan comfortably out here today in santa cruz. we'll bump that up to 85 by tomorrow. a little bit on the cool side today compared to where we're headed. 85 in livermore, 78 in the valley and 85 in san jose. and what's interesting about your seven-day forecast is take a look in the swing. we are going to swing you from 90 degrees saturday back to the 60s on wednesday. rain in those clouds, rain in the forecast, as well. so the roller coaster ride continues as we head through this active spring. make sure you're ready for that warm-up. and mike, they don't have air-conditioning in their cars, what do you advise? >> you know what? when i was a kid, my dog used to hang the head out and the tongue -- i don't know if i'd advise that, but making an observation. over here to the peninsula. it is prid, a lighter volume pretty smooth drive, but that's what makes this issue -- even
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more important to point out, there's a stall come accident. the sign over on the bridge as you're traveling westbound, there you can see, it accident blocking your westbound mid span. there's some haze, but you will be able to see it. it looks like half way across that flat section, there is slowing that starts up toward the high-rise. we will track this back to the maps. other issues, as well, for the south bay, looking at northbound 880 at 237. the truck was on fire, it's blocking the westbound direction off of northbound 880. back to you. thank you, mike. pair of new bay area ipos this morning a day after yet another business and tech reporter scott mcgrew joins us. yesterday's was spectacular and that sets the tone for today. >> it really does. now, keep in mind, it shouldn't because every company should stand on its own, right? an investor shouldn't say i missed yesterday's ipo rocket ship so i'll get on the next one. you need to examine every
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company on the merits and doing that is totally up to you. i can, though, give you the background on today's ipo, proofpoint, set to sell stock for the first time on the nasdaq this morning. the ceo is this man gary steele seen on our show press here a few weeks ago. proofpoint does security software and hardware, basically servers. will trade under the symbol pfpt, company officials ring in the buzzer in about nine minutes. the other stock is infoblox that will trade as blox, describes itself as a network automation company and it will trade on the new york stock exchange. shortly before the opening bell, you get sort of a big pep talk on the nasdaq from the ceo. that will get underway as we take a live picture of time square and the nasdaq this morning. the nyse getting underway very soon, as well. now this comes after yesterday's big ipo with a company called
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splunk which refers to going down inside the earth. the company mines big data. that's the name. but the stock didn't go down, it was that rocket we were talking about. splunk doubled in the first day of trading. a big deal. we get two more today in eight minutes. >> it's amazing the time we're in once again. 6:22 right now. prre dismissals could be coming tititundon secret service onnd.alcau more in a live report next.
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6:25 on friday morning. and right now we know identities revealed. the names of the two secret service forced out. live on capitol hill with the latest. good morning, tracie. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. their attorney says whoever gave up those names from inside the secret service may be breaking the law we know the two supervisors involved, greg cheney and dave stokes. stokes is in the process of being fired. he gets a 30-day notice and gets to respond to that. but his attorney says he's going to defend himself vigorously. so we may hear more on that one. a third agent still unnamed resigned. lawmakers say more resignations
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may be imminent maybe as soon as today. now down in colombia, investigators have interviewed hotel staff, but they haven't been able to find the women involved. they've got names, faces, addresses, still trying to track them down. meantime here on capitol hill, one senator jeff sessions is saying maybe the president is to blame to some degree for this? saying he needs to assert discipline and management and that presidents must be held responsible. the white house in response says that's politicizing something that needs no politicizing at all. meantime, capital hill lawmakers are trying to find out if they're going to hold hearings on this. nothing yet public from director sullivan although next week, his boss, the homeland security secretary janet napolitano will be here. lawmakers will have a lot of questions about this. >> no doubt. thank you, tracie. some like it hot and if you're one of them, you're going to like this temperature. let's check the temperature with
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christina loren. >> yeah, good morning to you, we're in the upper 50s. by noon today, upper 70s. and round out the day in the upper 80s. 85 degrees. now, still running a deficit in terms of our average rainfall to date. 76% in oakland. we might be making up some of these numbers come this next week. i'll talk about when. first let's get to your drive with mike. >> christina, i wish i was making this up, but i'm not. all lanes blocked westbound 92. a live look shows you the traffic still moves past the sign telling you about the accident mid span, but there is a big rig involved and a fuel spill. we should reopen one lane in a few minutes, but use the dumbarton, guys. back to you. still to come on "today in the bay," ross mirkarimi will be back in court this morning to fight for his job. a live report coming up. plus, investigators launching a new search in clues for sierrala las eae lathst is next. e
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live in morgan hill where sheriff deputies are gearing up for a massive search for sierra lamar. i'll have that story coming up in a live report. and despite a ruling that didn't go his way yesterday, ross mirkarimi heads back to court today to try and save his job as san francisco sheriff. i'm christie smith. i'll have that story coming up. i'm meteorologist christina loren, live in the nbc bay area weather center. you may be breaking a record in your city over the course of the weekend, then the rain moves in. lots to talk about in my full forecast. and we're tracking this sig alert, a big rig, a couple of them, and some fuel on the roadway. this situation changes even as i'm reporting. i'll give you the latest coming up. and giving you a live look. you've got to take a look at this live shot. san francisco, what's covered in the fog? that is alcatraz. what a shot on this friday
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morning, "today in the bay." good morning, everybody. thanks for being with us. it's 6:31, i'm marla tellez in for john kelley today. >> and i'm laura garcia-cannon. and the latest developments new this morning as the hearing is getting underway right now in sanford, florida, to decide if murder suspect george zimmerman will be released on bail. zimmerman is in court this morning. there he is in a suit and tie. his wife was actually testifying by speakerphone this morning. she is not in the courtroom this morning for her own public safety. the court is deciding if george zimmerman is a flight risk if he's let out of custody during the trial. this all stems from george zimmerman admitting to killing 17-year-old trayvon martin who was unarmed teenager. happened in florida, there's been so much national attention regarding the case. so we are closely following it for you. we'll bring you the very latest
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developments as the court proceedings go on this morning. it has been exactly five weeks since sierra lamar disappeared. and sheriff deputies are planning a massive search for the morgan hill teen. "today in the bay's" maryann favro is live in morgan hill where specialized teams will join the effort this weekend. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. these are highly trained teams. 90 search and rescue members will be out here in morgan hill tomorrow. and they will also be scouring areas of gilroy and san martin. these deputies are coming from all over the bay area including marin county and san mateo county. what's new about the search? it's who was involved. men and women who are cross-trained to comb remote wilderness areas consider them the navy s.e.a.l.s of searchers. dogs trained to detect human remains will also join in the search efforts. and san francisco 49er player delaney walker will also be out at the search on saturday.
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in addition to the search that sheriff deputies are doing, volunteers from the community will also be out on saturday and sunday searching for sierra lamar. if you can't join in on the search efforts, volunteers tell me they still need poison oak lotion and bug spray. reporting live from morgan hill, maryann favro, "today in the bay." police in the north bay are searching for a 15-year-old girl who disappeared last saturday. charlotte mulinari's father says she left on a green mountain bike wearing a green jacket and carrying a backpack and may have been headed for the state park. that area was searched by police helicopters yesterday. investigators are also looking at her facebook account saying they're concerned about her mental state. 6:33. hours from now, ross mirkarimi will be back in court trying to overturn his job suspension. "today in the bay's" christie smith with the very latest. and so far, things aren't
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looking so good for mirkarimi. >> reporter: yeah, good morning to you, laura, and happy friday. ross mirkarimi has already suffered some legal setbacks in his effort to undo his suspension. yesterday, a judge didn't seem moved by the arguments at all. not even arguments to collect a salary while he fights this. so a final ruling isn't expected until a hearing ends a little later this morning. ed lee suspended him for what he saw as misconduct after an incident with his wife ileana lopez after the family went out for a pizza. there were domestic violence charges and a plea deal. mirkarimi has been telling his side of the story and hoping to show the judge the mayor may have overstepped his bounds by suspending him and there's the issue of timing that at the time of the incident he wasn't even sworn in. the city's attorney's office has a much different take on the whole thing. >> you know, i think there are very serious issues regarding sheriff mirkarimi's conduct that
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he's going to have to answer for before the ethics commission board of supervisors and i don't think the court is going to decide that process cannot continue. i think the court's going to see the need for it. >> reporter: now that ethics commission hearing on the misconduct charges is expected on monday. what they're going to do is look at the facts and make a recommendation to the board of supervisors who will then decide whether or not to remove him from office. reporting live in san francisco, christie smith, "today in the bay." 6:35, pg&e facing fines for safety lapses in the east bay. upholding almost $17 million in penalties against the utility for failing to inspect contra costa county pipelines for gas leaks. they have agreed to pay a separate $3 million fine for problems with its recordkeeping. now, this is the first time the cpuc has been able to penalize without seeking approval first
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from the full safety commission. the department was given more power to crack down in december more than a year after eight people were killed, 38 homes destroyed by that pipeline explosion in san bruno. this morning, oakland city attorneys will be back in court cracking down on motels accused of being hot beds of prostitution and child sex trafficking. city is suing to shut down the economy in near lake merritt and the national lodge on international boulevard. last october, alameda county superior court judge ordered injunctions against both motels requiring the owners to install security cameras so that police can monitor those properties. the city attorney now wants them closed for at least a year. a san francisco woman is facing charges because she did not give up her parking spot without a bite literally. police say two drivers had their eye on the same spot in the bay view tuesday night. one car swooped into the spot angering the other driver. well, a fight broke out and police say the woman in the car
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that didn't get the spot reportedly bit the other woman several times. she was arrested for aggravated assault. a plan to make parking structures safer is stalling in san francisco. could take months until the board of supervisors approves the bill requiring parking lots near nightclubs to get yearly permits. they would also have to have a security plan and employee on the site until 3:00 in the morning. the city's public safety committee is considering the bill before sending it to the full board. good morning to you, christina loren tracking a very warm forecast for the weekend. good morning. >> yeah, good morning, and then we're tracking rain next week. so we continue to take you through this wild spring weather right here in the bay area. 57 degrees right now in san francisco. yes, you do not need that jacket. if you can take the upper 50s. we're headed toward the upper 70s by noon today. we're going to crank up the heat by about 5 to 8 degrees from yesterday's highs. tomorrow, even warmer. tomorrow looks like the warmest in the extended period when the 90s return.
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we haven't seen the 90s for almost six months. so make sure you're ready for that. ahead, rain on the way. i'll get to that when we get to my seven-day forecast in the next report. but first, let's break it down. at noon 79 degrees inland, 60 by the bay and 70 at the coast. rounding out the day with the mid-80s. 4:00 p.m., you've got to work for the weekend before you can enjoy it. let's talk to mike about what your drive holds. >> yeah, it's going to hold on slowing going across the san mateo bridge. friday, a lighter volume of traffic. this is the westbound direction away from us, but notice the sign over on the left-hand side as you travel from the hayward side to foster city alerting you about an accident. we now hear that the left lane has reopened but two lanes are still blocked as you're approaching the incline regardless of what that sign says, that's the latest from chp. involving one big rig and the coast guard's been notified because the fuel reportedly leaking into the bay now because there's going to be some sheen. may be telling the big rig to use the right lane across the 92. the dumbarton bridge stays clear
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of all of that activity. no slowing shows up on the sensors and the san mateo looks pleasant aside from the information i'm giving you. stay away from 92 if you can westbound direction. >> we know you'll keep watching that. coming up on "today in the bay," meet a bay area man who spends his day letting mosquitos bite him all day. find out his work and how it could help you. also an emergency landing after birds flye'plans plane's gi. details are next. [ girl ] my mom always tells me:
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welcome back at 6:42. a famous new york cold case is heating up this morning. police and fbi agents are tearing up the basement of a manhattan building in connection with a decade's old missing child mystery. the 6-year-old boy disappeared in 1979 while walking to a bus stop two blocks from his home in soho. his case garnered so much national attention he became the first missing child to appear on a milk carton. new york police say new tips led them to the site and cnn reports cadaver dogs recently picked up the scent of human remains. 6:42. delta airlines looking for ways to compensate passengers who went through a scary ordeal in new york. their flight made an emergency landing yesterday after a bird strike. the cabin filled with smoke. luckily no one was injured and the passengers were put on
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another plane bound for los angeles. in january 2009, pilot from danville landed on the hudson river after his plane hit a flock of birds. 6:43. coming up, 15 minutes of uninterrupted news. most of us do everything we can to keep those mosquitos away. but this man, he invites the bugs to bite. we'll tell you why. plus, two big ipos today retoa sgare, ckdget friday coming up. ll your car do, he really wants to hear those three little words: chevron with techron. care for your car.
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never in my lifetime did i think i could walk 60 miles in 3 days. 60 miles in 3 days is-- is huge. if my mom can fight and beat breast cancer, i can walk 60 miles. you just put one foot in front of the other, and you know that you're walking for such a great cause that you just keep going. (man) that you have all these people coming together for one common goal. (woman) the goal is to bring an end to breast cancer. (woman) the fund-raising was the easiest part. people were very giving. complete strangers wanting to help. if i can do this, you definitely can do this. (woman) i'll never stop walking, not till we find a cure. (woman) and it has to end, but it starts with us.
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will he be allowed to get out of jail while he awaits trial? currently on the phone testifying on behalf of him is his father george zimmerman's father telling the defense that his son is not violent. we will continue to follow the latest on this hearing right now and absolutely bring you the latest when we learn more information. 6:46, certainly switching gears. hot weather this weekend means mosquitos aren't too far behind. better grab that bug spray unless you're the man you're about to meet. bob redell says roll up your sleeves. >> they are beating. >> reporter: once bitten, twice shy, right? >> they're just using you. >> yeah. >> reporter: not dr. steve shooks when he's in the fight against mankind's number one nuisance. he knows in this battle, there are going to be casualties. >> let's see that. oh, whoa! >> reporter: too many bites to count. once a week he keeps alive the
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very pest he's trying to destroy by letting them feed on his own blood. >> see a couple that are starting to fill up. >> you can't scratch, though, can you? >> can't. >> reporter: there will be pay back when mosquito control uses these born and bred lab rats in tests for pest resistants. >> to protect our health, that's the reason for being here. >> you're wondering why doesn't this guy feed us animal blood? that stuff too is yummy yummy in my tummy. but the doctor says it'd be too expensive and inconvenient. >> reporter: let's say the doctor and the rest of mankind were able to kill every single mosquito on the planet. could we live without them? scientists don't really know. >> i do, i do. we are food for some kinds of animals. >> reporter: but whether they're necessary for our eco system, the experts just aren't sure. >> we don't really know. hard to predict what the impact would be. >> i am about ready to quit now. >> you know what?
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hold on. >> reporter: for a scientist bit over 150,000 times, what's a few more nibbles here and there? >> you do it for another ten minutes? because i don't know if we got enough already. >> in concord, bob redell, nbc bay area news. >> i think he was going to do it too. what a job, huh? >> not with -- >> yuck. >> okay, let's talk the forecast. nice and warm this weekend. >> yeah. nice and warm as you apply that repellant. we've got a good-looking day. look at this. i love it when forecasting comes to life during the broadcast. realtime weather taking place here, that's what's left of the fog. we have a little bit of fog sticking to the coastal mountains near half moon bay. but overall, it is clearing quickly, and by 8:00 a.m. this morning, we're talking about completely clear conditions. no more natural ac, no more marine air to keep us cool as a result, temperatures are going to be about 5 to 10 degrees warmer this afternoon.
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starting out at 58 degrees. i wanted to show you your noon readings up in the mid to upper 70s about everywhere. 78 degrees at noon in san jose. and 79 in livermore. and then through your saturday in detail, stop the clock for you at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow. stop that clock at noon, up to 86 in san jose. which means we're going to see plenty of 90s as we head through your saturday. and staying warm, even at 5:00 p.m. tomorrow holding on to the upper 80s in san jose, which means if you're going to be having a barbecue outdoors, drink lots and lots of water. stay hydrated. i wanted to show you some of the records forecasting for tomorrow. 86 degrees in palo alto, that's a new record, concord, close to a record, and we are forecasting the 90s in places like santa rosa and napa so we could see a few records up there. a high pollen count all weekend long. if you suffer from allergies,
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keep that medicine by your side. looking toward much better conditions next week. 80s for tomorrow, 87 in los gatos and about 86 degrees at the napa, three-day forecast shows you'll keep climbing up to 90, toasty inland on saturday, 87 sunday, check your drive with mike. >> we're going to take you folks back to the san mateo bridge where the traffic is now an issue for both directions. we had the earlier accident involving the big rig and the fuel spill. eastbound now, two more accidents, live look at the bridge showing you the latest status. no eastbound traffic coming -- if you're leaving foster city, use the dumbarton, as well. in the last few minutes, last five, we've seen slowing now from the flat section over to the high-rise. although it sounds like only one lane is open. the traffic had been moving smoothly again until the last five minutes. we'll look over at the maps and the dumbarton bridge to the south is not a problem. highway 84 in both directions, but we're seeing more congestion coming south out of there as
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some folks might be using that as their alternate. and continue south 237 to avoid both of those bridges, as well. that's moving smoothly southbound 880, but northbound, we have that car fire, still an issue for the off ramp, quite a bit of activity for a friday, guys. back to you. >> thank you very much. 6:51 right now. five weeks and 1,400 tips, but still no sign of sierra lamar. "today in the bay's" maryann favro live where yet another search is planned for tomorrow. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, laura. well, deputies will be out here today. searching for sierra lamar and following up on new tips that have been phoned in. but they're also gearing up for a massive search tomorrow that will last from 9:00 in the morning until sunset. a total of 90 search and rescue members from santa clara county, san mateo county, santa cruz, and marin counties will comb areas of morgan hill, gil rroyg and san martin. specifically trained to scour some of the rough esther rain
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and dogs trained to detect human remains will also be out here. in another development, sheriff deputies confirmed sierra lamar's twitter account was hacked several times in the past two weeks. investigators traced one incident to someone in the philippines and have leads on another hacking incident. volunteers from the community also plan to hold their own search this saturday and sunday. volunteers will meet here at burnett elementary school in morgan hill. reporting live in morgan hill, maryann favro, "today in the bay." a critical hearing underway in hours set for ross mirkarimi. back in court asking that allegations of official misconduct against him be thrown out. "today in the bay's" christie smith is live in san francisco where the judge has already tipped his hand. good morning, christie. >> reporter: good morning to you, marla. and happy friday. ross mirkarimi has already suffered some legal setbacks in his efforts to get that suspension thrown out.
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a judge hasn't seen moves at all by what he's heard so far by attorneys. mirkarimi heads back to court today for a final ruling. he wants to undo the misconduct suspension and get a salary while he fights this. mirkarimi suspended without pay by ed lee following an incident new year's eve day with his wife ileana lopez. she ended up with a bruised arm over domestic violence charges, a plea deal, and sentencing. since then, he's been out telling his side of the story and fighting to regain his job as san francisco sheriff. >> all i can tell you is that i've taken responsibility for what has occurred and being held accountable for it now. and that has already been adjudicated. >> on monday he faces an ethics commission hearing. what they'll do is look at the facts and make a recommendation to the board of supervisors who then decide whether or not he'll be able to keep his job. reporting live in san francisco, christie smith, "today in the bay." this morning, we know the name of a father killed while
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pushing his young son in a stroller. 24-year-old tyrell smith died wednesday when a gunman approached him on foot and shot him in the head in broad daylight. the child was not hurt. detectives went door-to-door in the oakland neighborhood wednesday asking if anyone saw anything. friends say smith was a stay at home father who doted on his young boy. a large turnout for the funeral of a sheriff's deputy killed in modesto. robert paris and a lock smith were shot to death while serving an eviction notice last week. police say the tenant barricaded himself inside the apartment and held police in a standoff for several hours before shooting himself. paris was a 16-year veteran of the department and survived by two adult children. more than 2,000 officers are expected for the funeral. a north bay yacht club will dedicate tonight's race to five crew members now believed dead after they were swept overboard.
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one body was recovered, but four crew members are still missing. the survivors say the low-speed chase was hit broadside by a large wave which knocked some of the sailors into the sea. the boat later washed up on the rocks from the east side. the yacht club of tiburon will hold a moment of silence one minute before the race begins at 6:25 tonight. the skyline could be changing in menlo park. new changes to transform the downtown and el camino real corridor. these are some of the before and after pictures of the proposed changes. the plans include more than 600 new homes, buildings up to five stories high, shops, restaurants, and office space. the planning commission is set to review an environmental impact report on the project at the end of the month before passing it on to the city council. well, nasa is opening what could be the greenest building on the planet since silicon valley today. the new building at moffett field uses repurposed nasa technology to react in realtime
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to external and internal changes. designed specifically for its location in the south bay, the building uses ground water and onshore winds for temperature control. the building will be dedicated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:00 this morning. a different kind of green this morning. two more bay companies offering shares for the first time this morning. how are they doing? >> well, good morning to you. we have two brand new ones. the first one is called info blocks and it's doing quite well. up better than 40%. the other one that we're expecting today is called proof point. there you see both infoblox and proofpoint opening the market. proofpoint on the nasdaq, infoblox on the stock exchange. we have not seen anything yet. yesterday's big one, splunk is up about 52 cents. gadget friday, the most important tool is the baby swing. why? because it mimics the mother's motion, right? so any brand new parent knows
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this as i watch a little bit of funny technical problems. this is the newest one. it's called the momaroo, moves around in ways that are much beyond a baby swing. it can move in car ride mode and kangaroo mode, tree swing mode, rock abye, it's got all kinds of colorful things to look at. it'll cost you about $250, which is fairly amazing. you are saying, laura, you at no time think it was big enough. it was about newborn size. i found this. >> where in the world did you find that? >> i found this. >> on his desk. >> and so we -- it's got plenty of room in there for newborn. but as you get bigger -- >> you know what? it's the softer side of scott mcgrew. >> it is. i think it's a pretty cool gadget. and i think it would be good for parents. yeah, i can see that. that the different motions make a lot -- doggy's sleeping. the motions make a lot --
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>> thanks a lot. he is a good dad. it's 6:57 right now. want to check the morning commute. big problems on the bridge, mike. >> yeah, we have to make a change from that wonderful gadget to this horrible accident. we do have 92. now two lanes in other direction are blocked -- only one lane in each direction is open. there you see the westbound direction where the original accidents involving big rigs in the fuel spill block those two lanes and then this side. sounds like emergency vehicles that arrive on scene. one of those emergency vehicles might have been hit, but there's a second accident, you see the compacts across the area. now showing us pictures and a backup for the westbound direction goes all the way back nearly to the toll plaza, eastbound starting to stack up, as well. use the dumbarton bridge because that's an alternate for you. we're going to send it over to christina with a much different situation for the weather. >> yeah, much brighter subject to talk about. we've got a beautiful day shaping up. downright hot over the course of the weekend. let's break down your day in detail. up to 79 degrees noon inland, 83
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degrees if you make your way home from work tomorrow, we're talking about 90 inland, 87 by sunday, cooling you off. we add more clouds as we head through next week even getting some rain on wednesday. ladies, back over to you. >> thank you, christina. and here is a live look we've been following this hearing for george zimmerman all morning long. here he is live in sanford, florida. it is a bail hearing for him to actually be released from jail before his trial gets underway. he is the man accused of shooting and killing 17-year-old trayvon martin. his wife and his father have testified by phone this morning for their own safety not appearing in the courtroom this morning. but the father is on the phone right now, we understand. the father saying he'll do everything he can do to make bail for his son. so the "today" show will continue to follow the developments on this. we will bring you a local news update in about 25 minutes or so. also, following that big crash on the san mateo bridge this

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