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restricted in libya as four people are arrested for the attack on the u.s. consulate. plus, this means war. why b.a.r.t. is now spending a million dollars in taxpayer money in the fight against pesky pigeons and a certain problem. good morning to you. it's going to be a hot one today. temperatures in the 90s inland, 80s bayside, 70s at the coast, but you made it to friday and we've got a good-looking weekend. that forecast coming right up. >> oakland past the coliseum, we'll see how that's shaping up as well as the rest of your friday commute coming up. and right now giving you a live look, a nice spanning live look of the city of san jose in the south bay on this friday, september 14th. this is "today in the bay." good morning and thanks for being with us. it's 6:00. i'm marla tellez in for laura garcia-cannon. >> and i'm jon kelley. good morning, everybody. new this morning, antioch fire
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investigators very busy at this hour trying to figure out if an arsonist is to blame for three suspicious fires overnight, including one outside of a school and another one that damaged up a strip mall. "today in the bay's" christie smith joins us live from antioch with the latest on what looks to be very suspicious out there. good morning, christie. >> reporter: good morning, jon. we moved to the street side of that strip mall so you can get a different angle of the fire. it burned grass and trees all the way up to the side of the building. this is on sycamore and l streets in antioch. it started last night around 10:40. police saw flames coming from the back of the building. they called in firefighters and noticed that there were actually two fires happening at the exact same strip mall, different sides of the building, though. this jumped to two alarms of the most of the damage on the outside wall and the eaves by a dollar-type store. only an hour earlier, a few blocks away at 18th and l,
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another fire. this one by antioch high school in a tree. arson investigators called in, saying that it definitely looks suspicious, timing and distance, and at this point it's starting to look like arson. reporting live in antioch, christie smith, "today in the bay." the latest now on a developing story that started in northern africa and is spreading throughout the muslim world. right now giving you a live look at cairo, where protesters continue rallying outside of the american embassy. they're angry about an anti-islam film produced right near america. egyptian riot police have fired tear gas at the crowd repeatedly to try to break up the protests. we're told at least 200 people have been injured in the last few days alone. now, similar anti-american protests are now being reported in other countries worldwide after new rumors spread that the controversial video had been shown on american tv. in kashmir, hundreds of people tried to march in protest today but were stopped by heavily armed police.
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more protests are expected in that area later today. meantime, much larger protests are also expected across north america and other parts of the middle east later today. in libya, the unrest continues as the airspace above the city of benghazi is now a no-fly zone for at least 48 hours. authorities only say at this point the airspace has been shut down due to unspecified security fears. libya's prime minister says now four people have been arrested in connection with tuesday's deadly attack on the american embassy. at this point no formal charges have been filed. u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed during the attack. this morning we're also learning more about those three other americans killed in the embassy attack. the state department says two former navy s.e.a.l.s, tyrone woods and glen doherty, seen here, tied while providing security at the consulate. both were long-time residents of san diego county. woods was the father of three as
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well as a registered nurse and paramedic. doherty was also a paramedic and had previously protected americans in iraq and afghanistan and elsewhere. diplomat sean smith was the father of two and also an avid online gamer. in fact the director of one online gaming guild says smith sent him a message before the attacks saying, quote, assuming we don't die tonight, we saw one of our police that guard the compound taking pictures. the gaming director says smith wrote, quote, gunfire on the messaging service jabber before diskickiconnecting disconnecting. he never returned. evolving from victim to victim's advocatadvocate. a bay area bhoon says he was molested by a man as a child is turning his anger into action. will lynch made headlines when he beat the man he said raped him when he was just 7 years old. lynch said he spent years considering criminal charges
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against jerry lindner for rape but couldn't file them because the statute of limitations had expired. now lynch is trying to change that law so other sexual assault victims can actually hold their abusers accountable years after the crime. >> if we can repeal the statute of limitations in this country and people can stand behind that, i think that would help a lot of people who have already been affected and absolutely help the children in the future. >> a san jose jury acquitted lynch on assault charges back in july. he expects it will now take millions of dollars just to get voters to approve a ballot measure extending the statute of limitations. he is holding his very first fund-raiser this sunday in los altos. big questions remain this morning involving another molestation case, this time at a san jose catholic high school involving a jesuit brother. brother william fairington was a teacher in san jose in the '60s. the bay area news group reports he then went to the sacramento area where he was a teacher, a counselor and a swim coach at a
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jesuit high school in carmichael. he left the school following two reports of unidentified misconduct. recently we learned that a grad had accused him of abusing him. investigators want to know why he was able to move from school to school for so many years. a jesuit spokesperson said they never knew of the incidents until 2003. meantime in vallejo, there are new questions about police tactics this morning after another officer-involved shooting, the latest shooting happening last night. vallejo police started to chase after a truck refused to pull over. the suspects ultimately crashed on the campus of oaks elementary school in pleasant hill. investigators say as police approached that suspect after the crash, one of these men made a threatening move and the officer fired at him. nobody was hit. instead the bullet struck one of the school walls. there have been eight officer-involved shootings in vallejo this year alone. five of those shootings have been fatal. well, a woman left fighting
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for her life after being run down on a walnut creek sidewalk is now said to be improving. doctors say sheng hahn is now listed in fair condition. she was badly hurt saturday when a speeding pickup slammed into her and her family. hahn's mother-in-law was killed in that accident. the truck's driver, seen here, hossein tabrizi, has not been charged. police continue to investigate the crash and say they will submit the case to the district attorney soon. we have new details this morning uncovered after a fire at a menlo park school. firefighters there say yesterday's blaze at beechwood school was a bigger problem actually than it should have been. that's because that fire started in a temporary building that was not -- it was not equipped with a monitor, fire alarm or a sprinkler system. now, this type of building is not required to have one, but officials say it really could have knocked down much of that fire and helped them knock this out much sooner. the fire burned for about two hours causing $300,000 in
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damage. the school is closed today. they are hoping to have it open monday. a mild start to this tgif. let's check the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. good morning. >> good morning to you. yes, friday is upon us. friday is upon us. 6:08, now taking a live look. san jose getting a little bit more cloud cover than this time yesterday. temperatures are on par with this time yesterday, however. 58 degrees to start you out in livermore, 58 in san jose, 60 in sunnyvale. so you'll walk out that front door and it will feel about the same. we are going to a little cooler weather but just about as clear as it was. 8:00 we stop on your futurecast and you can see mostly clear conditions. clear of the low clouds, the fog, the drizzle that we're so accustomed to here at the bay area. at noon a lot of that moisture stays offshore. the marine layer still going to bring your temperatures down a touch. but if you didn't like yesterday, unfortunately it's going to be just about as hot as
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it was today. 93 inland, 78 bayside, 68 at the coast. we've got some pbig-time change just around the corner. we'll help you make the outdoor plans for the weekend as it has arrived. let's check your drive, here's mike. >> the friday commute, as typical, lighter and a little later start for things to kick in. here's the peninsula with 101 moving very nicely past university avenue. north are the headlights, south are the taillights. another look outside and we'll show you in the east bay we've been tracking an earlier accident north of the coliseum. all lanes clear but there was still a backup for quite some time. now a smooth drive all the way up from san leandro, through oakland to the bay bridge toll plaza. further east we'll look at the maps. this is farther over toward the dublin interchange. pleasanton smooth drive. a pretty typical slowdown for 580 west through livermore. a little more slowing with speeds in the orange there. about 45 miles per hour.
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altamont pass just fine. an earlier accident at 205 may have kept things held back a bit from getting through this area. back to you. >> thank you, mike. i know some of you out there are b.a.r.t. riders. >> that is right. and now the surge in riders has given that agency millions in revenue it did not expect so now the agency says it is ready to spend a good chunk of that to declare war on pigeons. and unleash a strategic attack on all the unpleasant droppings those pigeons leave behind. >> the agency ready to spend $1 million to combat the pigeon problem. bob redell is live in daly city with details on that and other fixes the agency is ready to spend some money on. bob, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. it's not like b.a.r.t. hasn't tried to quell the pigeon problem. they have played recordings of hawks that, didn't do the trick. they put up netting. you can see metal spikes. it keeps them from going over here. but then they end up right there. there's one right there and with that comes new bombing targets and that's part of the problem here is that these birds do like
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to leave their droppings all over the place. so what b.a.r.t. is going to do is spend a million dollars on new infrastructure at some of its above-ground b.a.r.t. stations. namely they're talking about metal siding, that would be at an angle to make it much more difficult for these birds to perch and also add more of those metal spikes because those do seem to be somewhat effective. they'd be targeting primarily four b.a.r.t. stations, coma, pleasant hill, concord and daly city b.a.r.t. where this problem is just huge for riders. >> i think it's money worth spending because pigeon feces every why here at the b.a.r.t. station. right above your head sometimes. >> reporter: have you ever been hit? >> i dodge it pretty good. >> reporter: you've got skills after all these years? >> after all these years, i'm a regular b.a.r.t. patron so i ride it every day. yeah, i developed pretty good basic skills. >> you find a lot of feces laying around. you put your hand on the rail
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and find feces on the rail. so it needs to be taken care of addressed some kind of way. >> reporter: now, because of record ridership for b.a.r.t. in the fiscal year that ended this past june, an unexpected increase in sales tax revenue, the agency does have roughly an $11 million surplus. they'll spend a million of that on the pigeon problems and replace carpeting in some of the cars. install late-night bus service between sf and the east way and fix the leaky roof in the powell street station. reporting live in daly city at the b.a.r.t. station, bob redell, "today in the bay." >> duck and cover. thank you, bob. it is 6:12. coming up, a political power play. that's how the crisis in libya is going on and fueling the fight for potential candidates out on the campaign trail. plus there's a countdown on the hours to the amazon tax and why the fed may be your new landlord ahead in business news.
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6:15. a san francisco boy is fighting for his life this morning and time is running out. >> batman. >> that's 2-year-old jeremy kahn. he suffers from a rare form of leukemia. he needs a bone marrow match by december but out of nine million people on the national marrow registry, only 1% match his ethnicity, which is chinese. >> love and adore him, so, yeah, it's just hard to kind of see him and not know what's going to happen to him. >> all it takes to determine if you are a match is a swap of the inside of your cheek. for more on how you can help and a list of upcoming bone marrow drives, head to our website, nbc
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bay and search aadp. all right. good friday morning, everybody. if you happen to be waking up with us right now, here's a quick check on the day's top stories. arson investigators at this hour taking a look at three suspicious fires that happened less than an hour apart in antioch. two of those fires were set at the very same strip mall on sycamore drive. the third was just outside of a nearby school. a walnut creek woman left fighting for her life after being hit by a truck is said to be getting a little bit better this morning. her condition has been updated from critical to fair. the woman was on a sidewalk when a truck jumped the curb hitting her and killing her mother-in-law. and b.a.r.t. says it is now spending $1 million of its surplus budget to try and deal with a lot of pigeons out there and all their nasty droppings at the stations. the agency will install new metal barriers at stations in hopes of keeping those pigeons from perching. new this morning, an
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influential japanese panel is calling for the country to phase out nuclear power. the recommendation comes as the group is reviewing japan's energy policies following the fukushima nuclear disaster set off by a massive earthquake and tsunami. the cabinet is calling for nuclear power to be phased out by the 2030s. an update now to a developing story in egypt where protesters continue to rally outside the american embassy in cairo. here is a live look as the day goes on. the demonstrations are expected to get even bigger. >> now, those protests are big news, of course, on the campaign trail as president obama and mitt romney both go back and forth on how the u.s. is handling this unfolding crisis overseas. tracie potts is live on capitol hill and she has all the latest updates. good morning. >> reporter: jon, good morning. let's take another look at those live pictures from cairo because you're right, it is unfolding. we're seeing more people gather there, although not as violent as we have seen in the past.
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also this morning, reports of people gathering in yemen, indonesia, people expected there. kashmir, sudan, jordan, a number of places we're starting to see become more active. in egypt overnight, much more violen violence, tear gas, rocks being thrown at police there as all of these protesters are demonstrating against that internet video that they say was insulting to muslims. now, as we look forward today, a lot of republican reaction to this here on the hill, on the campaign trail, they're using it as an opportunity to critique the obama administration's policy. >> the world needs american leadership. >> this is all about american weakness and the president's inability to lead. >> reporter: the president says he wants to bring to justice the people in libya who killed our ambassador there and amid protests in that country as well as three other americans, four arrests have been made there. they are looking for more people
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right now. meantime, critics here in washington are calling this the arab spring gone bad. jon and marla, back to you. >> tracie potts, thank you very much. time now, everybody at home take a moment, stop what you're doing, put down your coffee and pop tart and call your significant other over to the television screen. >> that's because scott mcgrew is about to explain to him or her why you need to buy a giant flat screen or that die mon necklace right now before you leave for work. >> i just talked to a guy, i won't name any names, who's buying a huge flat screen tv online today because tomorrow amazon starts charging tax to californians. amazon has agreed to add california sales tax to your total on checkout. this would include local tax as well, because on saturday, it all starts. until now amazon has argued because it didn't have any brick or mortar businesses in the state, it didn't have to charge the tax because -- and that drove retailers crazy, local
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retailers, because it meant everything was at least 8% cheaper on amazon and i know l is an accountant out there somewhere right now who is sputtering into his cereal saying you have to pay sales tax already. that's true. when you buy something from a catalog or website that doesn't charge state sales tax on checkout, you should make a note of it and then report that sale to the state of california at the end of the year and send sacramento a check. i'm sure you do. speaking of stuff to buy, iphone 5 went on presale at midnight last night. those who stayed up late enough report at&t and other sites were knocked offline. this morning the apple site says it's run out of phones for delivery on the 24th, so anything you buy today will come in early october. while you're buying an iphone, the fed will start buying $40 billion of mortgage-backed securities. it's going to buy $40 billion more next month and so on. the fed is injecting more money into the economy by taking
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bundles of mortgages that investors own and turning those bundles back into money. now, wall street has been waiting a long time for qe-3. stocks jumped on that news. i want you to ignore it. the stock market and the economy are not the same thing, just like a they remember meerrmomet same as the weather. the fed is not supposed to care at what the stock market does. we were at a four-year high before the announcement. the fed cares about inflation and employment. the inflation is under control but it's the employment issue they're trying to address with this third round and we'll see what they can do. jon and marla. >> we'll see if that big infusion of cash helps the jobs. great for wall street, can it help the people on the street. >> the stock market cares about what the fed does, that's for sure. >> we saw that, big jump. >> and we're going to jump your temperatures as we head through saturday, but not too hot, not too hot at all when you consider it's the last weekend of summer, the last full weekend. fall is coming in quickly and
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fall-like weather coming with it. 6:21 now, taking you live to the golden gate bridge. you can see a little cloud cover here. i want to get right to your temperatures this morning, in the 50s. we are going to see a nice, crisp start. 56 in oakland, 60 in sunnyvale, 58 in livermore. temperatures looking right on par with this time yesterday morning. so you can dress similarly to how you did yesterday and get by comfortably. high pressure keeping things nice and hot in the extreme east bay, but we are keeping the triple digits out of the forecast, even on saturday when we ramp your numbers up even more so. friday hot inland, sunshine stays for saturday. getting close to the triple digits but not quite exceeding or reaching those numbers. 68 degrees in san francisco today, 79 in redwood city, 80 in los gatos. do we have any 49ers fans out there? they are back at it sunday, candlestick park. it is going to be phenomenal for your tailgating when it comes to the weather. 64 degrees at 5:00 p.m. kickoff at 5:20. they're taking on the lions. you can catch that game right
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here on nbc bay area. next week cooler, cloudier, fall arrives and, yeah, it's going to feel like fall by the week's end. we might even get some showers, a very slight chance up in the north bay, late wednesday into thursday. back to you guys. >> thank you, christina. it is 6:23. coming up again, here they go. first prince harry and now the dutchess of cambridge. the royal palace rocked by another nude photo scandal.
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good morning. 5:26 right on the button. here is 101 just north of 680. you see the volume of traffic starting to build. the metering lights are on and that's why we have some slowing. on our map, though, it's friday, a typical friday morning so a later build to the commute. up toward the airport, pretty mild for 87 and 17 as well. speaking of 17, watch the area right around the summit. folks may be heading to the beach and the evenings will be tough coming back. beautiful weather today. we'll show you things across the san mateo bridge. the volume picks up but no slowing across this span. another life look outside and we'll show you the bay bridge here, the metering lights caused this backup but keeps that bridge moving smoothly as well. well, another nude photo scandal is rocking buckingham palace today. a french magazine claims it has topless photographs of prince william's wife, kate. they plan to publish the pictures which were apparently
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taken during the royal couple's vacation in france this summer. a royal aide says the royal couple is saddened to learn about the photos. 6:27 right now. still ahead, a suspicious string of fires take place. we'll tell you why a blaze set an east bay strip mall on fire and is being linked to two other fires. stay with us.
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is an arsonist responsible for a string of suspicious fires in the east bay? that is the question. we are live at the scene as investigators try to track down a cause of three overnight fires. plus tear gas protests and massive crowds worldwide as another round of protests take aim at american embassies. and we take you live to wall street for that opening bell. wall street fresh off a monumental day yesterday. stocks soaring to a five-year high, feeling good after yesterday. there's that bell.
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today is friday, september 14th. this is "today in the bay." 6:30 on the nose. a very happy friday to everybody. always feels good saying friday, doesn't it? i'm jon kelley. >> and i'm marla tellez in for laura garcia-cannon. big worries about a potential fire bug in antioch. it appears someone set three fires in less than an hour, including one that damaged a strip mall. christie smith is live in antioch with more on why these fires seem so suspicious. christie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, marla. you know, it does seem odd and doesn't happen very often to have three fires right next to each other and they happened within an hour. the worst of it is here where we're standing, and you can see that there are trees and bushes burned leading up to the side of
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a strip mall. this is on sycamore and l streets in antioch. it started around 10:40. police saw flames pouring from the back of the property. firefighters called in. turns out that it was actually two fires burning on opposite sides of the strip mall here. this jumped to two alarms really quickly. most of the damage outside of a dollar store. but just an hour earlier, a few blocks away, there was another fire in a tree by antioch high school. >> fire on the northwest side of the building and then we did have another additional exterior fire on the southeast side of the building. approximately an hour before that there was a fire down the street on sycamore. so we do have an investigator en route to take some time investigating. >> reporter: the firefighters are saying considering time and distance it certainly is suspicious and is looking like arson, but it is still under investigation. reporting live in antioch, christie smith, "today in the
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bay." right now an update to developing stories in the middle east. a live look at cairo, egypt, where police there are still using tear gas and doing it over and over to try and get a handle on the protesters outside the u.s. embassy. the protesters have been out in force as you can see. this has been going on since tuesday after word spread about that anti-muslim film produced right here in the united states. more protests are expected today after friday prayers. meantime, the airspace -- we can tell you the airspace above benghazi, libya, is now a no-fly zone for at least 48 hours. the country's prime minister now says four people have been arrested in connection with tuesday's deadly attack on the american embassy, but so far no formal charges have been filed. the u.s. is sending an fbi team to libya right now to conduct its very own investigation, and we will of course continue covering this and of more on that crisis in libya coming up at 6:45, including an exclusive nbc interview with ambassador
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stevens' sister. back here in the bay area, 6:33, a vigil will be held tonight for the milpitas convenience store clerk gunned down while at work. at 8:00 dozens of people are expected to gather at the 7-eleven on milpitas boulevard to pay their respects to mohammed reza. surveillance photos released by police show three hooded gunmen running into the store. seconds later the men shot reza, killing him. officers are still looking for the gunmen. this was milpitas' first homicide of the year and happened just two blocks from the city's police station. stanford university on alert this morning issuing a new warning to students after a woman is groped on campus. the student told police she was walking near manzanita field wednesday at about 1:30 when a man came up from behind her and groped her. that man ran off. two similar groping incidents happened in palo alto late last
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month. at this point police have not said if they are linking this week's incident to last month'. if you see any suspicious behavior on criminal activity there, you are asked to call stanford police. it is unlike any dear john letter you've heard before and it's part of a prostitution crackdown in oakland that's getting a big show of support today. tonight hundreds of people are expected to gather on 17th avenue at international boulevard to launch this dear john letter campaign. it's aimed at customers of the sex trade. here's how it works. neighbors write down the license plate numbers of cars seen parking in this area and turn that into police. oakland police then send letters to the owners of the cars saying their vehicles were spotted in an area known for prostitution. the letters don't accuse the drivers of a crime but do emphasize the city's strict laws on prostitution. crews are out in force this morning very busy mopping up after a fire erupted in the very same oakland hills neighborhood
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that was destroyed 1 years21 ye in a massive blaze. last night a house burned again. that fire broke out about 6:00 on norfolk road near westmoreland drive. it took firefighters around 90 minutes to control the blaze and huge plumes all over that of smoke could be seen for miles. for some people, that fire took them right back two decades when a small grass fire turned into a major inferno, leaving 25 people dead. >> it's unsettling for everyone. you just look at the people around the street. it's good they got here in time before it started to jump. >> i'm very happy to report nobody has hurt during last night's fire and that cause remains under investigation this morning. welcome to friday, it's 6:35. it's go ahead and check the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. >> good morning to you. we're close to 60 degrees right here in san jose.
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i wanted to start with this live picture, some pretty colors coming in with your sunrise. the official sunrise time is right around 6:50 this morning. 58 degrees in san jose, 58 in livermore. good morning to you there. up in santa rosa, 52 degrees and 60 to start in sunnyvale. so your futurecast tells the story of the day. we stop the clock for you and this is looking for clouds, low clouds in particular. at 9:00 a.m. mostly clear over the greater bay area, just a little cloud cover offshore. as we head throughout the day we stay mostly clear, which means fantastic conditions for your beach plans this weekend. saturday is your day to do so. sunday will be a little cooler, we'll bring in that fog so if you want to make plans this weekend, saturday is the day. that's the one hint i'm going to give you. hour-by-hour forecast works like this. 93 inland, 78 bayside, 68 degrees at the coast and we have some major changes ahead as we get ready to kick off fall next saturday. we'll take you through those. seven-day outlook is ready to go. 6:36. first let's see how the drive is
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shaping up. >> hey, how are you doing? yeah, they're stopped at the toll plaza but that's pretty standard. let's get a look at the maps an the approach to the toll plaza not a big deal. north 880 slows a bit as well but not a big deal coming in through downtown. at the arena and coliseum tonight, we'll have two separate events, one for the a's and another a concert. so expect slowing there after work. right now the westbound 580 commute moves smoothly through the dublin interchange. we'll catch up with some live shots. san jose, the volume builds so 680 to 880, the northbound side slows but that's about it for the dramatic slowing in the south bay and then along the peninsula, a smooth drive as well. here's palo alto, taillights away from us past willow and heading up toward the san mateo area where things are moving very nicely right now. 6:37. still ahead, visa's last stand in san francisco shuts down. also, paying up for a pepper spray scandal.
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how much of your money is going to be going toward that settlement in this now infamous incident at uc davis. at bank of america, we're continuing to lend and invest in the people, businesses, and organizations that call the bay area home. whether it's helping a nonprofit
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provide safe, affordable housing within the city, supporting an organization that's helping kids find jobs and stay in school, or financing the expansion of a local company that's creating healthier workplaces, what's important to the people of the bay area is important to us. and we're proud to work with all those who are making our communities stronger.
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during a protest last year on november 18th. that video triggering a big-time outrage nationwide. the officer involved, he was fired and in the closing meeting yesterday, uc regents, they agreed to a proposed settlement, but this must be approved pie a federal judge pr tbefore the ams are made public. >> visa is closing its last san francisco office and moving all employees to the foster city location. the move will happen october 1st. company leaders say the consolidation makes sense, given that 3,000 of its workers are already working in foster city. now, the move won't cost san francisco much in lost revenue, but it will be a bit of a psychological blow because visa has always branded itself as a san francisco firm. 6:41 right now. coming up, a south bay dog tied to a fence by a computer cable and left for dead. the survival story and the search for a safe place for the dog to live. also a volcano roars to life
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in guatemala. the desperate effort to get thousands of people out of its path of destruction. and i'll see your new iphone and raise you an $11,000 cup of coffee ahead on gadget friday. you can't always avoid it. but you can always do something nice for your car. chevron with techron. care for your car.
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happening right now, this one was quite the wakeup call. thousands of villagers waking up to a roar as a volcano explodes in guatemala. right now how about this, 33,000 people in 17 different communities evacuating as it erupts near antigua. look at the thick clouds there, the ash reducing visibility to ten feet in some of those areas. that is seriously thick.
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and emergency shelters have been set up for evacuees in all of the surrounding areas. new this morning, 51 people are dead after a bus an truck collide and then burst into flames in kabul. afghan police are still removing those killed from the wreckage. it's possible that several people survived the crash, though it's unclear if either driver made it out alive. the cause is still under investigation. we have an update for you to that developing story overseas in cairo. protesters out in force again today. it's all escalating there. they continue to show their anger over an anti-muslim video produced here in the united states. egyptian police have used tear gas over and over just trying to control these crowds. even bigger protests are expected today after friday's prayers. similar protests spreading throughout the muslim world. in kashmir, hundreds of people tried to march there. this was in protest today. but they were stopped there by heavily armed police.
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meantime in libya, a no-fly zone right now has been declared in that airspace over benghazi after an american ambassador and three other americans were killed in an attack on tuesday. the country's prime minister says four people are now under arrest in connection with those attacks, but at this point no formal charges have been filed. jon just mentioned that u.s. ambassador, his family, the family of chris stevens is in washington, d.c., as they wait for his body to return to the u.s. and now stevens' younger sister is speaking out exclusively on "rock center with brian williams." >> he talked a little bit about the security but he really didn't make a big deal of it. he more spoke of how much he enjoyed the work that he was doing and the diplomatic mission that he was on. >> 52-year-old chris stevens grew up in the bay area. he went to piedmont high school and then to uc berkeley and uc hastings. this morning another visitor to yosemite national park
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recovering after becoming the ninth person diagnosed with the deadly hantavirus. the virus has now killed three people since mid-june. all but one of the eight victims stayed in the signature tent cabins where deer mice were apparently nesting in the plywood walls. now, this latest case, this one is different and it was considered a hantavirus infection and not the full virus. several people in one south bay city are being told to boil their tap water for the next few days. the california department of public health says people living in the jackson oaks area of morgan hill need to boil their water all this weekend or use bottled water. it is a safety precaution after a pipeline failed in that area. the city is testing the water but won't have the results until next week. six:47 right now. this morning there's a new warning that government red tape is preventing repairs to san
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francisco's gas pipeline. state utility regulators say 43 miles of old cast iron pipes pose a danger. in a letter to the city attorney, the cpuc claims pg&e wants to replace the lines but the city department of public works will not let the utility fini finish. they have a paving ordinance going on. now, in response to the accusations, city attorney dennis herrera says he shares those safety concerns and he wants to try to determine what's holding up this process. well, it's certainly going to be a good weekend to head to the beach. warm temperatures in store for us here in the bay area. >> yeah, and if you want to stay indoors, you can be like jon kelley and glue yourself to the couch. you're going to watch some football this weekend, let's face it. nice cool beverage. you've got a good plan because we've got those 49ers, oh, yeah, they're taking it to candlestick park on sunday. if you don't have tickets to that game, don't worry about it.
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you can just keep it on nbc bay area, we are holding that game. yeah, jon's big screen sounds good, i'm coming over. 6:49, i'll bring the dip and the chips. as you can see here from this live picture over the hp pavilion, temperatures are crisp. we have a little bit of low cloud cover out there and this is sunol. a little bit different here, not quite as much low cloud cover, just a beautiful stay shaping up. this weekend temperatures are going to be perfect for your beach plans and this is the last full weekend of summertime. next week overall looking cooler and cloudier, maybe even getting some rain up in the north bay as we head from wednesday into thursday. 58 degrees in livermore and san jose right now. comfortable conditions. high pressure is in control of our pattern for today. that's going to take the storm track way to our north keeping us nice and warm. a little bit of an offshore flow today but what will happen is those dry northerly breezes will relax a little bit. just a touch cooler. just about as warm as yesterday but i've taken your numbers down
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2 to 3 degrees. the sunshine stays for your saturday and we'll get that offshore flow resuming tomorrow. that means temperatures will be warmer. so 93 degrees today in livermore, feeling like 97, 98 tomorrow. 87 in santa teresa today, 80 in san jose and 68 degrees in san francisco. holding on to the 90s until sunday and then next week look at our temperatures, they are dropping off. you might be pulling out that jacket wednesday into thursday. it really depends on this little trough of low pressure that we're watching for you. right now not that impressive, but things could change so we'll keep you posted. 6:50, let's check your drive. here's mike. >> we're going to look at the south bay. we're enhancing this because of the volume of traffic. north 101, the slowing right around 680 and again toward the merge just off guadalupe so that's really kicking in. 280 slows around that 280/880 interchange and also 85, the new slow pattern for the last week from about saratoga all the way back to 85 and 17.
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that's where we see the first slowing and that's a little unusual. we haven't seen that for months, so there you go as you're coming north. again, a live look outside to see how things are shaping up for this area. fremont north past the truck scales, easy light volume. picking up volume just dout of the dumbarton bridge, but no major delays from the nimitz. the san mateo bridge, highway 92, here is your eastbound direction off of the peninsula. here is your westbound commute toward the high rise which you can see through the haze that christina talked about. a smooth drive along the peninsula for 101 into or out of san francisco. from the north bay, the golden gate bridge moves smoothly as well. if you're heading into the city, i'll be heading there as well. we're wearing red because i'm hosting the heart walk today in san francisco. meet me there and get some exercise, learn more about heart disease prevention and also efforts toward the cure. i thank you guys all for wearing your red as well. we'll send it back to you. new this morning, antioch arson investigators will spend their day looking for evidence tying a fire bug to three overnight fires.
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among them, a fire near a school and another that damaged a strip mall. "today in the bay's" christie smith joins us now from antioch. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, marla. the worst of the damage is on the street side of the strip mall. it burned all the way up to the roof, burned bushes and a tree out here. there are crews out here now working to clean up some of the damage. this is just one fire. when firefighters arrived, they saw smoke and flames and realized that this was actually two different fires burning on the exact same property. opposite sides, though. started around 10:40 last night, turned into a two-alarm fire. what makes this really odd, though, is that about an hour earlier just a few blocks away near antioch high school, there was a tree that caught fire. this is all under investigation. but firefighters say it certainly looks suspicious and looks like it could be arson. reporting live in antioch, christie smith, "today in the bay." abused, neglected and left
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for dead. this morning a morgan hill pit bull is now looking for a little bit of love and a brand new permanent home. the dog's name is champ. no, he can't see that toy he's chewing on because he is blind. emily found the dog tied to a fence at a san jose elementary school with a computer cable wrapped around his neck. the animal was in very bad condition. the vet -- unfortunately they were forced to remove his eyes and they say this one for champ was a clear case of abuse. >> they should definitely, i feel, be put away. it's a crime. it's total neglect. and i think they should be treated just like you would if you neglected a child. >> a lot of supporters, including the san jose animal advocates, have now started a facebook page, creating some buzz, and they're hoping this bi will lead to a permanent home for champ. we are learning this morning that occupy oakland was tracked by the fbi. the american civil liberties union has obtained documents
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that show the fbi was keeping close tabs on the occupy movement last year, especially during the west coast ports protest. the same documents show how the fbi planned to deal with the ports protest and possible occupy oakland action at the oakland airport. the aclu says the fbi has more documents, but is refusing to release them, citing national security. the recent surge in b.a.r.t. riders has actually given the agency millions in revenue that it did not expect and now the agency says it is ready to spend $1 million to declare war on pigeons and a war on all those droppings they leave behind. "today in the bay's" bob redell is live and has all the details on that and the other fixes the agency is ready to work on. >> reporter: b.a.r.t. is just tired of being target practice for pigeons, especially here at the daly city b.a.r.t. you can see they put netting there, they put spikes, but even with the spikes, look at this guy right here.
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these birds still find a way to perch. he's perched on one leg with that little square inch of concrete corner. b.a.r.t. is going to take some of this surplus money, a million dollars of it, and install new infrastructure in some of their above-ground stations. namely they're looking at angled metal siding that would be very difficult for these birds to perch on and also add more metal spikes. there's basically four stations they're targeting, pleasant hill, concord, coma and here at daly city b.a.r.t. where the problem is the worst. >> i think it's money worth spending, because pigeon feces everywhere here at the b.a.r.t. station. right above your head sometimes. >> reporter: have you ever been hit? >> i dodge it pretty good. >> reporter: you've got skills after all these years? >> after all these years, i'm a regular b.a.r.t. patron so i ride it every day. yeah, i developed pretty good basic skills. >> the main problem is the
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people feeding the pigeons. if people wouldn't feed the pimg -- pigeon, they probably wouldn't be around. >> reporter: b.a.r.t. had record ridership in the fiscal year and also an unexpected increase in revenue from the sales tax, so they got about $11 million in surplus. they'll use a million of that for the pigeon problem. some of the other money will replace carpets in some of the trains, establishing late-night bus service between sf and the east bay and also looking at trying to replace or at least fix the leaky roof at the powell street station in downtown sf. reporting live here, bob redell, "today in the bay." >> thank you very much. gadget friday always very popular but today is so extremely popular that a viewer has tuned in and given scott a new last name. >> they want to call scott, scott mcbrew. >> reporter: because i have of all things this gadget friday an $11,000 coffee maker. take a look. it's from blossom company.
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technically this thing costs $11,111. it's made in san francisco. it is state-of-the-art. in fact there's even a qr reader right here. there will be a bar code on your coffee, and you boot the coffee onto your coffee maker and make your coffee. nbc wants me to touch it about this gently. the press here cup does not come included. jeremy, the engineer, came up with the idea as a student at mit. he wondered why the school coffee tasted different day to day. those of us who are not engineers say, well, it just tastes different but he had to figure it out. so your friend may be ordering a $600 iphone, you should preorder a $11,000 coffee maker. is the url. if you'd like to take another look, at the officially announce this on monday, but you saw it here first. >> of course they did. where else did they see it first. >> and you got a taste. >> it's very good. >> $11,000 worth of coffee.
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>> for the record, fans are not booing, they're just chanting mcbrew. >> mr. coffee himself. >> i love it, scott, thank you very much. and cheers to you. >> and cheers to the forecast. let's check in with christina. >> yeah, cheers to one of the final weekends of summer. good morning to you. temperatures will be hot, feeling like summer in livermore today, 93 degrees there, 78 bayside, 68 at the coast. you can stay inside in the comfort of your ac and watch those giants tonight. they're back at it taking on the diamondbacks right here on nbc bay area. it's going to be a little hot and breezy for our boys, 91 degrees out there at 7:00 p.m. feeling like a hot air drier is blowing on them. that should be interesting. let's check your drive and see how interesting that's getting with mike. well, we're picking up the volume. we have the slowing on 101 in san jose. 280 as well kicking in there. i have to take you down to gilroy because i just heard that highway 25, hollister road, it is closed for the time being after a deadly accident at bloomfield. that is south of 152.
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152 is a good alternate and it takes you over toward high 5. if you're going to l.a., that is clear. now a look at the bay bridge toll plaza because it's friday but we still have your backups. here's the toll plaza, here are the low clouds but the east shore freeway, it's good. back to you. >> okay, thank you. a southern california football powerhouse is coming to stanford this weekend. >> that is right. that means the fans are coming along and nobody is happier than our producer, caitlin. she's a big usc trojan. stanford and san francisco abrasion for the weekender. this is an annual usc tradition where all the fans caravan up to the bay area to watch the game. from past experience when they take on the stanford cardinal, yeah, the san francisco marina district and downtown palo alto will be the hot spots. tomorrow's kickoff if you plan on tuning in, kickoff is at 4:30. >> we've got college football and then we have the niners right here on nbc against the lions sunday at 5:00. >> big football weekend. >>


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