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we'll sort it all out coming up. a live look, the bay bridge is getting busy even on a friday. we'll show you what else is building coming up. and a live look outside. beautiful live look overlooking san francisco this morning. it's friday, november 2nd. this is "today in the bay." good morning to you and thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> and i'm jon kelley. good morning, everybody. new this morning, just minutes ago the latest unemployment report was released. employers adding a total of 171,000 jobs during october. that was more than expected. but the unemployment rate ticking up slightly to 7.9%. now, this, of course, is the final unemployment report before next tuesday's presidential election. at this point not exactly clear yet what effect those numbers will have on the campaign. business and tech reporter scott mcgrew will be along with more
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details on that report as well as breaking it down with an in-depth analysis at 6:30. happening now, chp officers joining forces with local police to patrol the streets of oakland. this as the city's police department is dealing with increasing violence and a possible federal takeover. christie smith joins us live in oakland with more on how the joint patrols will actually work. good morning, christie. >> reporter: good morning to you, jon and laura. you know this really got moving when a pastor here in oakland told governor jerry brown at a service here in oakland, hey, we really need some help on the streets. the governor made the commitment. oakland police have teamed up with the chp before, but they're doing it again, going to hit high-crime areas. this really comes at a time when the city of oakland could use some help. oakland is dealing with a 20% rise in major crimes this year and they have only got about 620 to 640 police officers on the streets right now.
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four years ago the total number of sworn officers was closer to 850. the chp and opd worked together before between 2007 and 2010, and during that time violent crime actually went down, but there just wasn't enough money to continue it. exactly how it's funded right now is still not clear, but the program is back because the community put pressure on the governor. of course he was a former mayor here in oakland. the chp says that this does get results. >> we've done these details, a definite decrease in calls for emergency services, in violent crimes occurring, and we've already seen a increase in community relations. >> reporter: now, this deployment is expected to be similar to previous anti-gang efforts here in oakland and it's expected that this operation will probably last at least 90 days with an option to extend it. meantime oakland is planning at least three more police academies. reporting live in oakland, christie smith, "today in the
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bay." >> now that help coming as an oakland community right now is grieving the death of a very popular business owner. this morning a memorial growing for 50-year-old wilbur bartley just outside the cell phone store that he ran on international boulevard. officers say bartley was shot and killed wednesday night as he was closing up his shop. his family says he was known for working with customers who had trouble paying their bills, and he also helped disadvantaged children. >> if someone could take his life for money or whatever, we still don't even know what it was. that's crazy. we need to know. >> police at this hour are still searching for bartley's killer. the city offering a reward of up to $15,000 for tips, which ultimately lead to an arrest. now to a developing story on the east coast where 92 people are dead and nearly four million homes without power after superstorm sandy.
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>> indeed that devastation of course can be found throughout the entire east coast, but among the hardest hit, new york city. this is new video released overnight of new york's metropolitan transit agency. you can see a portion of the once-flooded subway is now empty, but it's not quite ready for service there. meantime frustration growing as people just try to get into manhattan. they're forced to deal with very heavy traffic and all those large crowds you can see at the bus stops. in the city some people still without power, still without clean water. new york will be sent bottled water and ready-to-eat meals for the hardest-hit areas during this weekend. and in new jersey, there is still long lines as people try to fill up their gas tanks. officials say there's plenty of gas, but they can't get it to the stations because they need that electricity to unload it. utility crews from all over the country are actually converging on the northeast to try to help, but one group is actually being turned away. crews from alabama were told they can't do work in new jersey
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because they're not union employees. so now they're headed to new york instead. >> you'd think they'd drop the you know union stuff for this. tonight a one-hour telethon to benefit victims of the storm. there will also be musical performances by bruce springsteen, billy joel and from jon bon jovi. >> a little chill in the air this morning. let's check your forecast now with meteorologist christina loren. >> hey, you made it to the weekend and we've got great-looking weather to look forward to. finally one of those weekends you can make outdoor plans comfortably. in fact it's going to be a little bit above average. if you want to hit the beach, you can do that. i want to start with this live picture of san francisco. if you find fog we're looking in the interior valleys, places like livermore. watch out for fog in antioch. 52 in san francisco to start. right at the coast we're not talking about marine layer. 46 in gilroy, 48 in santa cruz. things are kind of mixingup in our atmosphere right now as we have an area of low pressure situated just to our north.
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as we head throughout the day this is going to bring us some showers but not until the second half of the day. clouds will increase by 4:00 or 5:00 tonight. then we stop the clock for you again right around 10:00 p.m. getting some very light activity up in the north so keep that in mind. but rain will not impact your weekend plans. quite the opposite. we've got a warmup on the way. today 73 degrees inland, 67 bayside, 64 degrees at the coast. talking about the potential for records in some cities. we'll let you know where coming up. city counc stick around for that. >> good thing we have all these live cameras because look at what i've found. you see that one set of flashing lights making its way along that flat section. it will pull over to the right. there is the flashing lights for the chp as well. so there's something going on on the shoulder and the flat section westbound, your commute direction across that san mateo bridge. nothing official in from the chp report. that's what we see. also you see the traffic
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flowing. we'll track that. meanwhile we'll look at the approach off of the east bay an 880 moving slowly as well. we're looking at the 580, your commute through the altamont pass through the tri-valley. look here, you see the mountains flanking livermore and that's the same area where if we look at our weather sensor integrated with our traffic system, the orange shows the potential for foggy patches throughout the area. so watch that. meanwhile we'll check the south bay. a quick look shows you 101 through san jose moves smoothly. we have that bump up in traffic flow. we'll show you a wider view coming up, guys. back to you. thank you, mike. now moving on to decision 2012 where jobs numbers will be only one part of the story. an east bay county is dealing with a potential case of ballot tampering. marla tellez joins us in studio with a story giving new meaning to the phrase "dirty politics." >> reporter: it's hard to make
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your vote count where your vote ends up in the gutter and that's where a couple in vallejo say they found more than a few mail-in ballot. they were out for a walk when they discover three mail-in ballots in the gutter near their home. just last week they found another voter's envelope ripped apart and the ballot was missing. they say they're outraged and worried. >> we don't know how many more they have done it to. if they have done it to the four that we found, how many more have they done it to? >> i'm appalled. i'm appalled. i don't care whether it's republican, democrat, independent or whatever it is. these people voted. they're americans, and they voted and they have a right to vote and their vote has to be counted. >> reporter: we took the evidence to the registrar of voters in solano county and the office will do what it can to reach the affected voters. he said the ballots usually arrive in pristine condition and
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he calls this situation, quote, extreme. you can see the whole story on our website, nbcbayarea.com where we also have an entire section dedicated to all things 2012. we will have complete live coverage of local and national races on election night. jon. thank you very much. speaking of the election, both presidential nominees landing in ohio today to drum up support with just four days to go before the election. republican nominee mitt romney and president obama each hitting seven states total during the run-up to the election. coming up at 6:30, we'll have much more on the anxious end to this very long campaign in a live report from capitol hill. it's 6:09. coming up, smuggling underwear from the inside out. it's an $11,000 heist at a bay area victoria's secret. very interesting. >> smuggling underwear from the inside out. nice. plus orange and black confetti is still flowing after the parade. this is near dodger territory. we'll show you the late-night
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appearance from two giant power pitchers just ahead. good for them. plus a bay area ipo and further look at all those jobs numbers, so important today in business news. >> reporter: and a short line here in the south bay for the ipad mini. the latest apple product to be released. coming up in just a couple hours. we'll talk to some of these people coming up. alright let's break it down. mom, pop it. ♪ two inches apart, becky. two inches. t-minus nine minutes. [ ding ] [ female announcer ] pillsbury cinnamon rolls. let the making begin. ♪ too bad the guys aren't here we're clear. ok, swarm! swarm! hello [ female announcer ] pillsbury chocolate chip cookies. let the making begin
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good friday morning to you. it is 6:12. here's a check of the day's top stories. investigators say it could take weeks before they know whether a bone fragment belongs to missing girl michaela garecht. there's been a delay at the lab although investigators haven't spes inside what's causing it. san mateo county sheriff's deputies need your help tracking down a pair of men who stole
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more than $7500 from a 7-eleven. police say one of these two men distracted the cashier of that store in half moon bay while the other ran into the back office and grabbed a bag of cash. workers at nob hill grocery store say they will go on strike if they cannot reach a dole. if the strike happens, 32 bay area stores would be affected. new this morning, the ipad mini is rolling out in stores today and it's happening worldwide. >> 3, 2, 1! >> there you have it. about 300 people outside the flagship store in tokyo, japan, to be among the first to own that brand new gadget. let's get more right now from business and tech reporter scott mcgrew. he is here just hours away from apple opening up the doors right here in the bay area. >> as the sun moves across the
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earth, it will be 8:00 a.m. somewhere. this really puts all the categories that apple needs. a perfect christmas gift. >> i hope you picked my name. >> that would be a good christmas or hannukah indeed. you have iphone, ipad mini and ipad. it really allows apple to compete on all of these different levels. this is where amazon was really killing them. the ipad mini doesn't go on sale until 8:00 this morning, but they're already lining up. bob redell is out in los gatos this morning. bob, a shorter line than usual. >> reporter: yeah. i mean last time i was at the los gatos apple store for the iphone 4s, definitely a lot more people than now. maybe we have 12, 15 people out here. it's a little chilly out here. this guy looks like he's bundled up to go up on top of everest. we need to check the pulse on this guy. an hour ago he was in that exact position.
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ladies are still out here. we've got a guy who's got his own tablet but he wants to get an ipad mini. one reason they're saying some of the been shorter is that the pricing on the ipad mini is around $330. that's a little more than what you get from the products from kindle or amazon which begs the question, why are you here? you could get something cheaper from amazon or google but you want the ipad mini? >> yeah. >> reporter: why are you willing to wait in line and why is it the must have deal? >> it's new. >> reporter: are you an apple geek? do you have the iphone or ipad? >> i've got an iphone 4s. >> reporter: a man of many words this morning. so the ipad mini goes on sale in just under two hours. it's about two-thirds the size of the ipad itself, about half the weight. as you can see we've got 18, 20 people out here. some people were wondering if the woz going to show up. so far there's no sign of him
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but i'm imagining he's in a very warm place, a place that we call home, instead of out here bundled up like some of these people out here. scott. >> boy, we're getting close to the emperor -- what is it, the emperor -- when somebody says it's new. restoration hardware going back through an ipo. it went public for the first time back in '98. it went back private. it's now going public again. they'll trade on the new york stock exchange as rh with an initial price of $24 a share. we'll continue to cover the jobs report, brand new this morning. 171,000 new jobs added to the american economy. a decent figure. the unemployment rate ticks up a tenth of a percent to 7.9. do consider the margin of error on this, 0.2 of a percent margin of error. we'll talk about the political side of this with our reporter in washington in just a bit. speaking of jobs, this couple recently graduated from the university of wisconsin. started a facebook app that brought in millions of users.
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but they were on student visas. so when they left school, they were forced to go back home to india. they took their company with them. very success. . when they left, they were paying $100,000 a year in taxes in the united states. we'll take a closer look at this problem sunday morning right after "meet the press." republicans and democrats say, yes, this is broken. so why can't they solve it? we'll take a look. >> that's a strange reality. interesting to hear that breakdown. >> thank you very much. 6:17 right now. you do get an hour coming up. christina loren here to talk about a great weekend. >> this is how dark it's going to be around 5:17. we'll have beautiful live pictures to show you while our show is still happening. you don't have to wait for the sun to come up until 7:30. we're at 48 in livermore and 46 in gilroy. another benefit of that time change is safer driving conditions as you'll have more
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sunlight to kick off the day. high pressure is building in, kicking that area of low pressure out of here as we head through the weekend. but the tail end is still going to impact us in parts of the bay area as we head throughout the afternoon. mostly up in the north bay expecting light evening showers but this weekend high pressure takes control. we start to get warm, even expecting a moderate offshore flow which means you can comfortably hit the beach. highs today will be very nice. fall-like weather has returned to the bay area. 73 in livermore, 68 degrees today in san jose and you'll be at a comfortable 67 even in the city of san francisco. now, take a look at the difference. in san jose today we're forecasting 67 degrees, 80 degrees by sunday with a nice warming trend on the way. but if you're someone who loves the rainy weather, we've got that for you as well in the seven-day forecast. temperatures swimminginging up down the next seven days. monday 83 degrees. we get dry, northerly winds. great beach weather on monday
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and tuesday if you have the day off. tuesday into wednesday, staying nice and comfortable, but look at the dropoff. 83 degrees on tuesday. down to the 70s by wednesday and then on thursday, we get our next round of rain. and it's another system that's going to drop in from the north so most of the activity will be in the north bay. 6:19. let's check your drive with mike. a look to the south bay and looking at 101 right here bogging down heading up toward alum rock and clearing by 880. that's your typical patch. being a friday, we see a later build and a little lighter flow. 87 starting to kick in right now into downtown. it's lighter until you get to : 7:15, 7:30. i'm tracking an accident off to the shoulder but i'll track that as well. up the peninsula, 101 moves smoothly through palo alto. you can see the volume pretty light north past university, the
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shopping center there and heading up into san mateo. southbound off the bridge also moving smoothly. approach off the san mateo bridge itself, west 92 here picking up a few more cars but no slowing across 92, this span or across the bay bridge. we'll look at the toll plaza for the bay bridge itself. we do have the metering lights turned on but the s curve and incline looking pretty good as far as speeds go. the east shore freeway, we see the volume really target to kick up. speeds still in the 50s and the 60s past university and a reminder that renovation to cal stadium there, folks are going to see it today. there's a game, the cal bears play the huskies from washington and that will be traffic tonight. expect it to be congested heading over toward the stadium. back to you guys. 6:20. palo alto police looking for a shoplifter who walked into a victoria's secret and walked out with $11,000 worth of bras. an unknown number of people took 180 bras from the shop on
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halloween. the store was said to be busy at the time and in one seemed to notice. >> doing some quick math on that, that's over $60 a bra. if i was a woman, i think i'd get my bras at target. unless it was a romantic weekend then i might step it up. the romo bobbing phenom goes viral. >> i just like putting my mug in people's pictures. >> he likes doing a lot of things. the giants pitcher, he is a character. he explains his favorite off-field move on the late-night circuit. you're looking good, kid. >> see if we can see him. good morning! wow.
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welcome back, everyone. and a good friday morning to you. taking a live look at times square in new york city. throughout the week we've just seen a steady increase of traffic there. it used to be a ghost town after hurricane sandy moved through. you know what is happening tonight is a great benefit concert featured by nbc. hurricane sandy coming together is going to feature artists such as christina aguilera, bruce springsteen, jon bon jovi and billy joel just to name a few. that will be hosted at 8:00 tonight by matt lauer. please join in and watch it. support them. >> that will be a great show to watch. here's a little something to make it extra sweet. that world series victory for giants fans. the fever spreading all the way to the heart of dodger country. giants pitcher barry zito and
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closer sergio romo getting that hero' welcome on the leno show last night complete with all the confetti. how about that, romo, the bomb e, bombing the photos there. he's become famous for a lot of things. other players when they're featured on live tv, in fact romo even got jay in on the act for this. >> i want to thank barry and serj row for coming on the show tonight. nice job, gentlemen. >> he is loving every minute of it. romo for the record, by the way, he actually grew up as a dodger fan in southern california. he told his grand parent he was playing for the giants, his grandfather said anybody but them. but now i'm sure his whole family is giants fans. >> a lot of fun. quite a character there. i want to check the forecast with christina loren. >> a big giants fan who also
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grew up in southern california, never liked the dodgers. good morning to you. temperatures are looking really good for today. it's going to be a little cool to start. we'll be at about 68 degrees at noon inland, 67 bayside and 64 degrees at the coast today. the raiders are back at it right here in town as we get into this weekend. kickoff 1:05 on sunday. look at how good the weather is going to be. you may not be aware, but there's a potential for this game to get blacked out if we cannot fill the seats in the stands. the weather will be great. it's one of those games you want tickets for. 73 degrees at 3:00 p.m. out there at the coliseum. let's check on your drive. good morning, mike. >> good morning. that was kind of scary. we're looking over here by the home of the raider, also the home of the warriors and tonight they're playing a game. right now we're getting set for your morning commute and moving smoothly. though you have a lot of company north with taillight, south with the headlights. we'll take you to the south bay.
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first of all, here are your northbound routes. overall looking pretty green through the area but we're pointing out north 280 at wolf. the accident here now to the shoulder. there's wolf road. we saw some slowing over the last five minutes, guys. back to you. >> thank you very much. 6:27. still ahead, the final sprint to the finish line in that race to the white house. how the presidential candidates are trying to lock up those last-minute votes ahead of tuesday's election. and if today's jobs report could actually give one of the candidates a little bit of a boost. [ male announcer ] pillsbury grands biscuits. delicious. but say i press a few out flat... add some beef sloppy joe sauce... and cheese fold it all up and boom! i just made an unbeatable unsloppy joe pillsbury grands biscuits. let the making begin.
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political power plays in the race to the white house. now nominees are making their final push before tuesday's election. it is crunch time and they are celebrating out there on wall street right now. >> restoration hardware. >> that's how we roll out here. >> ipo today. >> we'll talk about the job reports as they ring in the
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bell. we'll see how it affects wall street and the presidential campaign. it's all ahead on this friday, november 2nd. this is "today in the bay." happy friday, everybody. it is 6:30. happy you could join us. i'm jon kelley. >> and i'm laura dpaurgarcia-ca. the latest job report is out and we have team coverage this morning. tracie potts is live in washington, d.c. with the potential impact on the campaign. but we begin with business and tech reporter scott mcgrew, who has been crunching these numbers in our newsroom. scott. >> we, good morning to you. there are two numbers to deal with arrived at separately through different methods. the first and most important is the total number of jobs added to the economy. 171,000 in the month of october. this is a decent figure and higher than economists had expected. the other is the household
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survey. called that because literally it's arrived through a set of phone calls to americans asking aryou working. it sets the unemployment rate at 7.9% up from 7.8% in september. now, that survey has a 0.2 of a percent uncertainty rate so really a change that small should be irrelevant. but this is the last jobs report before the presidential election on tuesday. so for a look at the nominees' final sprint to the finish line, let's turn to tracie potts live in washington, d.c. good morning. >> reporter: scott, good morning. you're right, even though it's within what we consider the margin of error, this is more am nation for governor romney over the weekend. boy, does he have a busy schedule, to say, look, things are not working. take a look at where he's going to be ft next few days. if we look between now and tuesday, he's going to visit seven states, 13 stops, including ohio tonight where he will have 100 politician and celebrities by his side.
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meantime president obama, take a look at his schedule, just as busy. seven states with a stop every single day in ohio. interestingly, in ohio more people are working. their unemployment rate lower than the national average. that could work in the president's favor in what is a key state. he's making his closing argument in iowa on monday. we've learned that governor romney is going to be in new hampshire. these jobs numbers not only today but for the next few days very likely to be a big issue on the campaign trail as they try to swing swing state voters. scott. >> i think romney has -- >> tracie potts in washington this morning. as we continue to discuss this, the one thing to talk about is not necessarily this change between september and october, jon and laura, it's the change between when president obama took office and now. that, when he took office, unemployment rate was 7.8% and
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now it's 7.9%. were the romney campaign think about that, that's where the obama administration would be most vulnerable. >> the overall, not just the month to month. okay, we'll see. >> let the spinning begin. 6:33. we check in with christina loren. all we're spinning out here is nice weather. >> that's right. we've got a great-looking day shaping up. it will be spectacular. go ahead and make those outdoor plans because our beautiful weekends are numbered as we get closer and closer to wintertime in the bay area. 52 in san francisco. a crisp start in santa rosa and petaluma you're in the 40s this morning. it's going to be cool until 10:00 a.m. an then you can peel off the jacket. temperatures only climbing in the low 70s in the warmest cities across the bay area. you're at 48 in livermore and 49 in san jose this morning. let's stop the clock for you at 10:00. look at this, completely clear conditions. we're not expecting a lot of fog, especially at the coast. a nice, clear start, a beautiful
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sunrise at 7:34. as we meet back here on monday, your new sunrise will be at 6:36. we'll get a lot more sunshine for the early morning hours and that's good news for commuters. 5:00 p.m. we stop that clock for you again. a little shower activity pushing in the north bay but nice and dry, mostly cloudy from san jose up through san francisco. we continue that shower chance until 10:00 p.m. an then we try out for a beautiful weekend. 73 inlane, 67 at the bay and 64 at the coast. i've got your weekend forecast ready to go. we'll take another look at that raiders forecast as well. let's check your drive with mike. >> this is the bay bridge. the upper deck, look at that, a smooth drive. but that red stream, those are cars moving steadily and slowly across the upper deck in toward the tunnel at treasure island. the headlights of the lower deck moving much more smoothly. you see the same congestion westbound.
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we fluctuate because of the bursts of traffic but the metering lights keeping things moving smoothly. a note for berkeley, a football game tonight so you'll see some slowing there. watch the congestion, it's a 6:00 p.m. game so a lot of congestion starting in the afternoon. we'll get another look outside and see how things are shaping up across the san mateo bridge. the peninsula side, the approach off of 92 moves smoothly off of the high rise but look at that volume of traffic. getting onto 101, no slowing except for right at the connector. another live look outside. we'll end with this one for the north bay. san rafael, a smooth drive getting some company. patches to the north, maybe santa rosa and anything north you might get a patch of fog here an there but mostly along the coast and maybe a tri-valley. >> it looks like a lot of traffic for a friday. >> it's kicking in just now. it is the north bay so you're going to get that flow. 6:35. still ahead, a year after the penn state sex scandal came to
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light, a new chapter unfolds in the case. we'll explain just ahead. plus the family of a little girl missing for decades now may have to wait even longer for some closure. why tests on a crucial piece of evidence that would break -- be a break in that case are being delayed. it is expected to be a beautiful day -- weekend across the bay area as we take a beautiful live look outside at the bay bridge this morning. also taking a live look this morning, times square finally picking up, traffic there as well. that is a good thing as people try to get back to everyday life despite hurricane sandy. still, the aftereffects being felt. but you can make a difference to help. tonight on nbc, they're going to have a special benefit concert. "hurricane sandy coming together" featuring christina aguilera, bruce springsteen, jon bon jovi just to name a few. matt lauer is hosting that at 8:tonight right here on nbc bay area. >> great show, great cause. [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents
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every school. for them. for all of us. vote yes on thirty-eight. welcome back, everyone. taking a live look outside the golden gate bridge waiting for the sun's arrival. you know thing are going to change. we've got a time change coming up on sunday morning. going to fall back at 2:00 a.m. right now it's 6:39. well, there is more fallout coming from the penn state child sex abuse scandal. athletic director tim curley and vice president gary schultz will be arraigned on new charges of child endangerment, obstruction
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and conspiracy. they're already facing charges of perjury and failure to report abuse by former assistant football coach jerry sandusky. charges were also filed yesterday against the university's former president, graham spanier. he's set to be arained next week. the trial of a san jose principal could go to a jury later today. she is on trial for failing to report child sexual abuse allegations against a teacher at o.b. whaley elementary school. she admitted in court yesterday she knew about parents' concerns with the teacher but did not report him because he assured her he wasn't doing anything inappropriate. the teacher was later arrested and charged with committing lewd acts on five children. and more agony for a bay area mother now having to wait several more weeks to find out whether a bone fragment found in a well actually belongs to her missing daughter. a laboratory in arizona is testing that bone to see if it
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belongs to 9-year-old michaela garecht who disappeared from hayward back in 1988. that fragment was found several weeks ago, but test results have been delayed. authorities at this point not saying exactly why. hayward police say it could be another six weeks before those tests come back. it is 6:41. coming up, sending outside help into oakland. why the state is sending officers to cover east bay beats just ahead. and new jersey's broken, badly broken boardwalk out there. how atlantic city is just sifting through all the splinters and trying to rebuild. we'll have that just ahead. plus full coverage of the ipad mini for sale and gadget friday coming up as well in business news. and a live look outside waiting for the sun's arrival. it's going to make way for a beautiful weekend. we'll check the forecast with meteorologist christina loren coming up. six:41. ♪
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welcome back. 6:44. happening now, the oakland police department getting some help this morning from chp officers. it comes as the city investigates its 108th homicide. christie smith joins us live in oakland with more on what prompted the call for reinforcement. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. well, this really comes at a time when the city of oakland could use some outside help. major crime is way up and the department is short-staffed. right now there are only about 640 police officers, sworn officers on the department compared to about four years ago when oakland had 840 sworn police officers. so once again they're turning to outside agencies for help. again, the chp. and they have done this before. you may recall between 2007 and
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2010 with chp officers helping to patrol high-crime areas, during that time police say violent crime went way down but unfortunately the city had to end it for lack of money. exactly how it will be funded this time, that's still unclear. but the city went to governor brown who had to deal with serious crime issues on his own when he was mayor of oakland. there was also some pressure from a local pastor and brown said the state would step in and help. now, this could last for several months and even extend it possibly. meantime oakland is planning three police academies but the first cadets won't finish their field training until next fall. reporting live in oakland, christie smith, "today in the bay." now, that help comes as an oakland community is grieving the death of a popular business owner. in fact this morning a memorial is growing for 50-year-old wilbur bartley killed outside
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his cell phone store that he ran on international boulevard. he was shot and killed wednesday night as he was closing up shop. police are still searching for his killer. the city offering a reward of up to $15,000 for tips leading to an arrest. right now to a developing story out on the east coast. we have a live look at times square where cleanup after superstorm sandy is still under way out there. a long recovery ahead for that city and beyond. new york city among the hards hit by this storm. we do have new video released by new york's metropolitan transit agency. you can see portions of the once-flooded subway now empty but not quite ready for the major service they'll need to get the city back on its feet. meantime frustration growing as people try to get into manhattan. they're forced to deal with very heavy traffic, large crowds at all the bus stops there. really a mess in the city. some people still without power, still without clean water. new york will be sending bottled water and ready-to-eat meals to the hardest-hit areas over this
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weekend. that is much-needed help. now, in new jersey, there are still very long lines as people try to fill up their gas tanks. officials say there's plenty of gas there but they can't get it to the stations because they need that electricity out there to unload it. clearly they don't have it. in total we can tell you sadly at least 92 people are dead because of the storm. that number still expected to possibly rise. an nearly four million homes still remain without power. in new york alone 1.3 million customers still without that power. tonight at 8:00 on nbc bay area, a one-hour telethon to benefit victims of that storm. appearances from kevin bag on, jon stewart, tina fey an jimmy fallon. bruce springsteen, billy joel, jon bon jovi, christina aguilera. that is "hurricane sandy coming together" tonight right here on nbc. >> from one christina to the
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other. >> i'm not the dirty one. she's not anymore either. we've got a great-looking day shaping up. temperatures are crisp out there. we want to start with this live picture over san francisco, the bay bridge just a beautiful morning with an absence of coastal fog. we do have some fog out there but it's through your interior valleys. san jose is not one of those valleys. the only fog we have right now is up in the interior valleys of the north bay and you'll find a little fog through livermore but just a beautiful, crystal clear start and that's the reason why we're starting out so cool out there. you'll notice the difference, 5 to 10 degrees cooler in some cities than skrujust this time yesterday. we're at 49 in san jose and 48 in livermore headed towards a really great weekend for outdoor activities. if the rain has kept you indoors, you can get outdoors just about all weekend long. near record warmth on the way. area of showers up in the north
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bay between 4::00 and 10:00 p.m. overall things are going to change. we go on that roller coaster ride when it comes to your temperatures. but not before we get some beautiful conditions over the weekend. the raiders are back at it. 1:00 p.m., 72 degrees. 2:00 a.m., 72 degrees. get your tickets while you can. they're hoping you get your tickets. there could be a blackout if they don't sell enough of those seats. we want our oakland raiders on tv so get those tickets, everybody. 67 degrees on friday. on sunday 80 degrees. look at the difference between today and sunday and that's not even the peak warmth. temperatures in the mid-70s today. come sunday low 80s. come tuesday, mid-80s, potentially some 90s. what's great news about that is it's going to be nice, warm and sunny for election day. 86 degrees inland on super tuesday. 81 degrees bayside and 77
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degrees at the coast. someone else who's super, he knows what you need to avoid, good morning to you, mike. >> oh, wow, that was a big buildup. hope you're not disappointed. south bay, some slowing. i've got this. this is where we have our camera shot, we traditionally see that buildup even on a friday but it is slow from capital all the way up here so maybe i can save you some time by leaving now because you'll also have a backup on 87. i want to zoom into this area. north 280 past the 880 interchange it bogs down. you might have another patch of problems passing by lawrence expressway. we have an earlier accident at wolf, now it's at lawrence. it's partially blocking the slow lane. also slow for 85 coming up through the area, so we'll follow that as the south bay continues to build. a live look outside, we'll show you how thing are shaping up for sunol also. christina talked about that patch of fog. getting you coming over the hill from sunol into fremont, you see
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the glow. oakland we're looking at a nice, smooth flow of traffic northbound with those taillights. no problem, a smooth drive but a good set of traffic. heavy volume coming up into downtown. remember the warriors play too. we're looking at the bay bridge, of course we have the backup here. the metering lights are on but there is still movement in these fastrak lanes. that's better than we often see. of course it's a friday, so that is considered light, guys. back to you. >> it's all relative. thanks a lot, mike. now to decision 2012 at the local level. a number of city council races in the south bay getting a lot of attention for charges of racism. marla tellez is here with that story. good morning. >> reporter: jon, we are focused on one race in particular, the tight race between two san jose city council candidates vying for a seat in district 10. the san jose mercury news reports johnny camus is urging his rival, robert bronstein to denounce a mailer that shows a photo of camus with a quote that
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reads arab american leaders mobilize constituents for u.s. elections, end quote. then in bold type the mailer reads, quote, khamis too extreme. it was paid for by a pac that supports bronstein. kha khamis is of christian palestinian descent. bronstein is jewish. he has not outright denounced the mailer but says there should not be racist attacks in a city council race. we should also mention the mercury news endorses bronstein who is a local broadcaster on comcast sportsnet. also if you want to vote early in alameda county you can, because the registrar of voters there is opening its office for that just this weekend. the office in downtown oakland will open for early voting from 9:00 to 5:00 both saturday and
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sunday. come election day, of course we will bring you complete in-depth coverage all day long. 6:53. new this morning, apple's latest gadget is going global today. in sydney, australia, apple fans waited in line to be the first to score an ipad mini as apple employees cheered them through the front doors. plenty of cheering in seoul, south korea, as well where the ipad went on sale for $359, well above the price of its main competitors. scott mcgrew joins us in studio with more on today's sales. >> laura, analysts really have had a tough time sorting this one out, getting a good prediction. obviously the ipad mini designed to compete with the kindle fire but it's priced far higher. initial demand not as strong as it was for, say, iphone 5. nobody expected that. and preorders were open for several days. another indication that demand is somewhat weak. bob redell says lines at the
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apple snore los gatos are a bit shorter than usual. doors open at 8:00 our time. how many do you think you've got in line here? >> reporter: good morning to you. it's about a whole 30 people deep. not as long as we saw for like the iphone 4s or when we were in sf for the new ipad. i was just talking to this girl right here. you're not turning away because you don't want to be on camera? >> i don't want to be on camera. >> reporter: she was just talking to me off camera. she's got the iphone, the mac book pro. she said it's new, it's cool, i want it. we were talking to these ladies. the google product and amazon product are cheaper. this is around 330. why do you want the mini? >> we both have all apple products so it's just easier with the cloud to keep all our stuff together. >> reporter: have you been able to look online at this product yet, at the mini? >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: what do you like about it? >> i've been looking it up for over a year and seeing what it now has. i like that it's light and it's
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small enough for my hands and stuff like that. >> reporter: maybe it comes with hand warmers. it's a little brisk out here. >> it's freezing. >> reporter: they have been out here since 4:00 this morning. you have people who have been out here since last night. the new ipad mini is about two-thirds the size of the original ipad, about half the weight. as you were mentioning, scott, it runs around 330. it's a little more than the kindle and what google has to offer. if you want to take a live look at it, there it is behind the glass store sitting on the table right next to a regular ipad. i don't know if you can see the oily fingerprints and the saliva from everyone pawing to get inside. doors open in just over an hour here in los gatos. >> bob, are you going to get yourself one? >> reporter: actually i got one right here. look how small it is. it's super tiny. >> wow, the ultra mini. and it makes phone calls too, which is amazing. all right, bob redell out in los
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gatos. try to stay warm. so it's jobs friday, ipad friday and also gadget friday. this is called the moga. it is a snap-on game pad for your phone. now, android only at this point, though iphone is coming soon. it's $50. the guys that work down the street from nintendo up in washington on this, it is really a solid piece of hardware. i really approve of the way they put this thing together. you get a big screen android like this and it's like playing a gameboy. this is not for everybody but you have the joy sticks and whatnot. >> what happens if you get a phone call while you're playing? >> hello? you're playing important games. the phone can wait. i believe we call that voice mail. >> okay. now i'll know why you don't pick up. thanks. >> that's pretty funny. 6:f 6:56 right now. let's check in with christina loren. >> you'll want to get outdoors and run with the beautiful
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forecast before things start to stock exchange. looks like we'll see a cold and wet winter around here. this weekend, though, still in fall, talking about a warmup. 52 in san francisco, 42 in napa. we're at 48 to start in san jose. about as warm as it was yesterday. 73 inland, 67 bayside in the heat of the day and you'll hit 64 at the coast. now, as we get into this weekend, temperatures approach the 80s. we've got 80-degree readings on sunday and heat up continuously through next week. we'll take you through your forecast. we'll have your forecast every 15 minutes throughout the "today" show. let's see hour your drive is building. >> for sure and we'll show you where one of these major build spots is. this is west 80, your east shore freeway. it's all building to here. this is university. you can see the bridge gets you orient oriented. slow now, 40s an 50s. also slow westbound once you get
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through the toll plaza, which is backed up now to west grand avenue. a note, this evening cal showing off the new renovated memorial stadium so a football game going on wednesday the washington huskies. expect congestion starting early afternoon coming off highway 24 for college, telegraph, all those roads will get crowded as well as downtown berkeley, so keep that in mind. meanwhile it's pretty light volume because it's friday. we're also looking at livermore with the westbound commute not so bad because it's a friday. we see a little lighter build. but this orange area is what christina has been talking about, patches of fog. we saw that creeping through sunol as well. we'll look at the south bay. your northbound routes starting to slow for 101, 280 and 87 right around capital that could be an issue coming off 85, guys, back to you. 6:58. time for one last check of the day's top stories. the trial of the san jose principal could go to the jury later today. she is on trial for failing to
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report child sexual abuse allegations against a teacher at o.b. whaley elementary school. that teacher facing charges of lewd acts on five children. chp officers joining forces with oakland police to patrol the streets this morning. governor jerry brown ordering the chp to step in after getting some pressure from community leaders to help the city crack down on all the violent crime. and new unemployment numbers are out this morning. the last ones before the presidential election. employers added 171,000 new jobs last month. the unemployment rate ticking up slightly to 7.9%. also want to remind you another big story, storm relief on the east coast. tonight at 8:00 right here on nbc bay area, a one-hour telethon to benefit victims of superstorm sandy. there will be appearances by kevin bacon, jon stewart, tina fey, jimmy fallon, christina aguilera, bruce

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