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surprise. the metering lights on and 880 overcrossing. map will show you a smooth drive on that whole approach and a little build for the east shore freeway coming down through richmond. here the rest of the bay shows a nice, smooth flow. the south bay, though, i'll give you the live shot. this one has been a trend, let's say, for the last week or so. an early start to this slow down at 101 and around the bay start to build to the silicon valley. now to a developing story as firefighters take advantage of cooler weather and making some progress in the fight against the valley fire. crews are stepping up their search for several missing people and this morning we could learn more about the second person found dead among some of the ashes. we have your latest numbers. the fire has burned more than 70,000 acres so far. two people have been killed and four people missing. firefighters have the fire 35% contained and hope for another day of temperate weather will
give them more ground today. stephanie chuang live where evacuees have been living since saturday and, steph, still people waiting for word about their loved ones. >> there are, laura and scott. right now here at the evacuation center, people are starting to wake up and grab coffee and breakfast and i just spoke with one of the cooks here with the boosters club who has been here feeding people every day. he did not hear about this second fire death here for the valley fire. so, it's starting to hit people now. unfortunately, some people still don't know what is happening with their loved ones. at least four people are still missing. one of them is 69-year-old leonard naft is the former san jose mercury reporter. he lives on rose anderson road where we saw a huge fireball engulfing fires on both sides. they found his car about a quarter of a mile away but cadaver dogs did not find any trace of him. his daughter says on saturday afternoon he told his wife he was ignoring a warning to leave because he didn't smell smoke
but not much long after he realized he had to go. >> he said he was going to try to drive to one of the outlying roads and hike out. >> lake county sheriff brian martin is not releasing the names of the other three who are missing. martin says two were together and the other in a remote part of middletown. the sheriff says that man was on the phone with his wife as he tried to escape the flames but he could not start, so he was going to try to outrun the flames by going on foot and making a run for it. these four people who have been missing haven't been heard from since saturday. we don't have an identity of the second victim of this valley fire. we're expecting to hear from the lake county sheriff later this morning. >> thank you, stephanie. volunteers certainly there in mop up mode overnight as the steady downpour drenched that tent city where you are. many evacuees trying to make the best of the horrible situation.
two neighbors are sharing a mega tent. four kids, three dogs and a cat. she saw her home for the first time yesterday and it is still standing. >> it's a mixed thing. i'm happy that our house and we're okay and i'm grateful that my family is okay. but i feel torn between being happy but knowing that a lot of people and families that i know and care about lost their house. >> they say they left with nothing but the clothing on their backs and volunteers have given them everything from those tents to dog food. for complete coverage of the valley fire and information about how you can donate, go to nbcbayarea.com and we have more interviews and videos, as well. about 100 miles east of us, crews found two bodies battling the butte fire. a man who refused to evacuate died when that fire swept through. another body was found while crews were investigating. the butte fire started about a week ago. already burned through roughly 72,000 acres and more than 200 homes.
it is 45% contained this morning. we're following another developing story this morning. a magnitude 8.3 earthquake followed by 15-foot waves in chile. still assessing the damage there from that earthquake and the tsunami. >> the quake struck the southamerican country yesterday afternoon killing five people and now people as far away as hawaii and even here in california bracing for a possible fallout. >> we watched some of the waves come in earlier and bob redell live at uc berkeley size mu logical. an area north of san luis obispo. this after an 8.3 earthquake struck the northern coast of chile yesterday. killing what was now eight people. that's an upgrade in the death toll, unfortunately.
causing tsunami waves that flooded coastal towns in that country. and it also sent waves away from chile across the pacific ocean in our direction. so, the first set of waves, if you want to call them that, were supposed to strike california around 4:47 our time. we had a camera rolling over long beach, california. and this is what we saw. nothing except for what looked like normal ocean activity. nothing perceptible. no change in the height of the waves and, of course, no reports of damage. and again those waves are still headed to hawaii and they're supposed to hit that island state about ten minutes from now. and we'll, of course, get back to you on what, if anything, does happen. again, we are talking about tsunami advisories, seismolog t seismologists here at cal in menlo park do not expect them to cause any kind of significant damage. a quake striking and flooding coastal towns in that country.
reporting live here at cal, bob redell. thanks, bob. to utah hope dwindling as the hope for a boy swept away in flash floods enters its fourth day. he was in one of two vehicles swept away along the utah/arizona border. he is the last person still missing. 12 people have been confirmed killed after a wall of water hit those vehicles. flash floods also killed at least four people in nearby zion national park. it is 6:06. new details on a home invasion turned evacuation. in the neighborhood where two armed men took two people hostage last night. it happened on belmont avenue not far from beverly hills elementary school. tried to make contact with the suspect for hours and the armd men got away. no one was hurt. a standoff in san jose overnight. dozens of officers surrounded a home near crist. >> marty: elementary school.
neighbors tell us a woman with a gun barricaded herself in that home. shock is rippling through the san jose police force after a sergeant was arrested for indecent exposure. police arrested james mason on friday on woodside road. the veteran exposing himself and officers said she eeven took photos of the incident. >> walking to get away from him and then she noticed his car was parked up ahead of her, again. and as she walked by him this time, she used the phone on her camera to take some pictures. >> mason is currently on administrative leave. he has been charged with indecent exposure and committing a lewd act in public. if convicted, he could spend up to a year in jail. new developments to tell you about on a bizarre kidnapping case once declared a hoax by police. the victims plan to sue the city. back in march, denise and her
boyfriend aaron quinn say kidnappers broke into their home, abducted her and demanded money. two days later, she turned up safe in huntington beach hours before the ransom was due. months after police questioned their story, matthew mueller was arrested for committing the crime. the suit claims the city made unfair and false accusations against the couple. they really believe that they had not been, in fact, kidnap d kidnapped. 6:08. so glad, kari, that we got some rain in middletown. that made a difference. >> that's near the valley fire and 0.4, a pretty good amount, especially in the north bay. we see the amounts of rain of at least a quarter of an inch and then as you head over towards san francisco and much less. and as it continued to cross the south bay, just a few raindrops. it was very spotty and light. but that has helped, hopefully, with the containment. we'll get another update this morning and the high today will be 75 degrees.
temperatures climbbing over the next couple of days into the 90s. the weather will be unfavorable for the crews trying to get a little bit of a handle on the wildfire in the north bay. into the next few hours, we will have more of a northwesterly wind and that may carry some of the smoke into the bay area today. so, keep in mind we may have some lower air quality, even though this temperature will be nice and comfortable today. i'll talk more about the heat up this weekend and what you can expect coming up a little bit later. let's see what you can expect on the roads this morning with mike. >> kari, we weren't expecting, we were expecting for the next couple of weeks this change over here and northbound seeing a burst, 15 minutes earlier than the commute typically started. it's calming down right now. 101 and 87 into downtown and expect another burst of traffic to kick in in about another 20 minutes. now looking at north 680 and that crash still off of the roadway and crews still there. a distraction and that hasn't affected your commute southbound through the area and towards
union city for 880. no problems over here towards the maze and highway 4 and concord now and quick look at oakland shows you that volume of traffic. back to you. >> thanks, mike. 6:09 right now. coming up, hillary clinton and jimmy fallon talk donald trump and the campaign trail. meantime, in southern california -- >> when he asked florida to have casino gambling, we said no. >> wrong. >> that's the simple fact. >> don't make it up. >> don't cut me off. >> come on. >> trump and jeb bush mixing it up during the second presidential debate. that's actually what carly fiorina said that got the most reaction online. we'll tell you all about it.
came out swinging at the repuan now to decision 2016. donald trump came out swinging at the republican debate last night but carly fiorina landed plenty of hard punches on her first appearance on the main stage. >> kris sanchez joins us with some of the most talked abyout moments. >> while donald trump did go in the frontrunner, many analysts say carly fiorina made the biggest mark. here he is talking on "today" show this morning about her first appearance on the big stage. >> when i went in, half the audience had never heard my name and they didn't know i was running for president. and i think i successfully introduced myself to those who did not know me. and demonstrated, once again,
that i am the most qualified candidate on that stage to win this job and to do this job. >> fiorina certainly made her mark on social media, as well. carly fiorina's daughter was the most searched debate on google prompted her to talk about her 35-year-old stepdaughter's death as a result of drug addiction. people also searched jeb bush wife after bush demanded that trump apologize to his mexican/american wife for saying she had softened his stance on illegal immigration. jeb bush was also big on twitter after he revealed he smoked pot 40 years ago. after the debate he later tweeted, sorry, mom. in this three-hour debate the candidates went after each other on drugs, immigration, iran, drug, the economy. as they were in the ronald reagan presidential library, former new jersey governor chris christie did remind them that they should not be attacking their fellow republicans. >> we shouldn't be fighting with each other. she's the real opponent. she's the real problem. >> she is hillary clinton, the
only democrat mentioned by name in the three-hour debate. the next republican debate is not until late october. before they hit the stage, again, the democrats will face off on october 13th. only six democrats in the running. >> i have to be honest with you, kris. i can't think of which six those are. that will be interesting. what do the candidates think in a "today" show interview jeb bush will sit down with peter alexander. >> i'm not a low-energy person at all. the difference is the volume of your voice is not a measurement of leadership. not a measurement of anything. my energy goes on behalf of the people that i care about. >> to watch the full interview, stay tuned after "today in the bay" and, of course, "today" show starts at 7:00 this morning. >> do you want to touch mine? >> sure, of course. >> go ahead. >> it's real! it's real! >> touch her hair.
while they were debating hillary clinton was making her appearance on jimmy fallon. at one point comparing donald trump's hair to soft serve ice cream at dairy queen. telling the late-night host she is having a good time watching trump on the campaign trail. >> look, i think that he's going to go as long as he wants to go. >> yeah. >> and more power to him. i mean, that is one of the great things about this country. >> sure, yeah. >> i mean, if you're over 35 and you're eligible as an american citizen, you can actually run for president. and, so, he's making the most out of it. i'm having a good time watching it. >> the fallon interview is clinton's latest effort to soften her image by giving interviews in entertainment setti settings. clinton has sat down with ellen degeneres and mario lopez. the dream force convention continues today in san francisco. the annual event hosted by the sales force and focus on women in leadership today.
special guests include actress patricia arcetand jessica alba. they'll both address equality for women in business. more than 170,000 people attend this year's dream force. that's more than twice that will attend the super bowl. >> yeah. mike's always watching the roads out there saying they're pretty congestion. >> they are all in that one area and road closures in the area. we know about that. >> they're greeted with nice weather, though, right? >> a lot of sunshine as we head into the day more sunshine than yesterday and no more of the clouds and rain and it's kind of unfortunate because we didn't get much in the south bay. as we take a live look right now at the bay bridge, we see that we do have some clouds this morning. but not a lot of low clouds and fog. and as we take a look at the current temperature, it's 62 degrees in livermore. 60 in concord and san francisco and 56 degrees in napa and santa rosa. let me take you hour-by-hour in
san jose. still have the clouds by 8:00 and gradually clear as you go through the morning. 11:00 and bright and sunny and 68 degrees. lunchtime 70 degrees and enjoy lunch outside. nice, comfortable weather and continues through the afternoon and in the mid-70s and a breezy wind coming in from the north. as we look at all the microclimates today, saratoga will be up to 79 degrees and burlinggame 77 and embarcadero at 71 degrees and 80 in napa and oakland 75 and san ramon today at 79 degrees. with all of the clearing today and the next couple of days, we're getting ready for a warm up in the forecast as high pressure builds across the south. it will be hot and hazy and moderate air quality, too, as we won't have much of a strong onair flow. heating up to the 90s and even 100 degrees. microclimates for the weekend. i'm thinking the beach is back in the forecast and the weekend plans. 87 degrees for the tri-valley tomorrow and then 96 degrees on
saturday. on sunday, it will be 100 degrees. mostly 80s and 90s and widespread 90s across the bay area and in san francisco expect temperatures to go from 75 tomorrow until 82 degrees on sunday. let's see how the commute is rolling now with mike. >> all right, kari, a lot more company from drivers heading south on 880 through fremont and the truck scales and the auto mall parkway just south of it and locaters there. we'll show you on the map where the live look was. right there where you see the sensors turning from green to yellow and heading down towards the fremont and northbound we did have reports of maybe some debris in the roadway just around lawrence expressway. i'll check in with chp and so far no lanes reported blocking and kicking in for that morning commute and san jose and rest of silicon valley. tri-valley holding pretty steady for your commute direction and southbound 880 continue the trend and slowing through hayward and the bay bridge toll plaza and the build for the east shore freeway.
now, we have more slowing for 92 across the san mateo bridge and take you for a live look and heading over to 101, not a big surprise. 101 will start slowing over the next 15 minutes. back to you. 6:19. how a texas teen went from wearing handcuffs to getting invited to the white house. burned paws and singed whiskers. how rescuers managed to save a mountain lion cub caught in a wildfire. earlier this week -- he was in
handcuffs and this morning a 14-year-old boy is the talk of silicon valley and beyond. a puzative turn of events for him. on monday he was arrested for bringing his homemade alarm clock to school to show his engineering teacher. the principals and teachers in irving, texas, found it suspicious. and mohammed was arrested and placed in custody. yesterday mark zuckerberg invited him to visit facebook headquarters in menlo park. google invited thime the science fair and an open invitation from nasa to stop by the jet propulsion and this from the president, a trip to the white house offered by president obama. >> he is going to be very busy. want to know where the pope is? there is soon going to be an app for that. pope francis making his inaugural trip to america soon. actually a week from tomorrow. he is visiting the u.s. conference of american bishops. conference leaders getting ready for him. it will give details about the pope's visit and screen videos
of his stops in philadelphia, washington, d.c., and new york. they hope it will draw younger fans to the church. >> i think it's bringing the catholic church into the new millennium and into that new generation. >> the app will give other information on catholicism in english and spanish and it also provides daily scripture readings. the app is free to download on androids and iphones. those wildfires have been wrecking thousands of acres of woods in california, pushing animals out of their natural habitats, as well. but there is some good news on the animal front this morning. rescuers looking for lost dogs near the butte fire. a 4-month-old mountain lion cub. the air on his face was singed from the fire. >> small animals may not be able to get out in front of a fast-moving fire. however, for the most part, large animal such as deer, bear, mountain lion usually can get
out in front and make it to safety. that's not always the case. >> rescuers say they were able to walk over to the cub and take him out. they've named him fire claw. in the meantime, san francisco firefighters looking to bright on the day for. at 9:00 this morning fire crews will load donated toys at station 9 over on gerald avenue and more than 30 san francisco firefighters have been deployed to one of the several wildfires around the state. last year the fire department distributed over 200,000 toys to disadvantaged children. >> good for them. coming up, we'll continue to cover the valley fire. missing since saturday, crews focus on finding four people who haven't been seen since that fire swept through middletown. people living along california's coast on alert this morning as emergency crews issue a tsunami warning stemming from an earthquake in chile.
>> the rain has cleared the bay area and we still have some clouds along the coast this morning. if you're inland, you're waking up to clear skies as the sun rises. it is now 56 degrees in the north bay and 61 good grdegrees east bay and 70s and low 80s and little warmer and a breezy northerly wind coming in as we go into the afternoon. i'll talk more about what to expect and a heat up this weekend. that's in just a few minutes. let's see how the commute is rolling with mike. >> pretty calm drive, but a good volume of traffic out. we're looking at the bay bridge toll plaza and low clouds hovering around and not a problem for drivers. we'll look at your map and smooth drive down the east shore freeway and all the way down towards the berkeley curve. again, nothing dramatic and highway 24. we'll move the maps out and show you along the peninsula. smooth drive. 880 shows that traditional slowing and in towards union city as folks travel across that san mateo bridge causing a
little slowing. in the south bay, the volume starting to build now over the last ten minutes and 87 and 85 show a slower drive. back to you. a developing story. firefighters have more of the fire surrounded this morning, but we're learning of a second death related to that fire. >> we expect an update from cal fire at any minute, but here's what we know right now. the fire has burned a little more than 70,000 acres so far. two people have been killed. four people are missing. firefighters have the fire 35% contained and hope another day of temperament weather will help them gain even more ground. >> "today in the bay" stephanie chuang has been at the fire all week long. steph, evacuees still waiting for word about loved ones. >> a woman told us over the phone she doesn't know where her father is but haven't heard from him since saturday and one of four people missing since that
time. now here at the evacuation center in calistoga, people just starting to wake up and the word of the second death in this valley fire is new to the couple of people i have spoken with here. where, again, it's starting to liven up with people trying to get breakfast and coffee. one of them missing, the father we just talked about 69-year-old leonard neft. deputies found his burned car a quarter mile away and cadaver dogs did not find any trace of him. just minutes ago we talked with canine search and rescue who is down here from portland, oregon. he is here for his first day taheto help find missing pets or people. >> whether it be an earthquake, bombing, drowning, they're all sad. we're here to help give these people some closure. >> meantime, lake county sheriff brian martin is not releasing the names of the other three people missing. two were on cobb mountain
together and the other was in a remote part of middletown. that man was on the phone with his wife, as he was trying to escape the flames overtaking his neighborhood but his truck just would not start. >> seem to have lost your audio feed there. we'll certainly come back to you and learn the very latest. in the meantime, continue to look at the cause of these fires. we know that strong winds played a huge role in the spread of the fire. now, we're learning a beetle infestation may have made things worst. dry trees sparking bark beetles. make the forest even drier. the department of foresty said that could be the reason behind the speed at which flames moved throughout the valley. we'll continue to cover this fire and check back in with stephanie and always check out nbcbayarea.com, as well. where you can find more interviews. at 6:32, about 100 miles east of us, crews found two
bodies while battling the butte fire. the man who refused to evacuate died when that fire swept through. another body was found while crews were investigating. the butte fire started about a week ago and burned through roughly 72,000 acres and more than 200 homes. it is 45% contained this morning. all of the wildfires that have ravaged california mean insurance will pay out a lot of money. experts say it could be the costliest year for the insurance industry in more than 20 years. so far 300,000 properties in california at very high risk of wildfire damage. it's estimated it will take $100 billion to rebuild all the structures that have been destroyed throughout the state. >> we are following another developing story this morning. a magnitude 8.3 earthquake followed by 15-foot waves. chile still assessing damage and the tsunami that followed. >> struck the southamerican country yesterday killing at least five. now people as far away as hawaii and even in california bracing
for a bit of a fallout. "today in the bay" bob redell live at uc berkeley seismol seismological lab has the latest. >> advisories are in effect for california and hawaii and we're talking about the coastline that, excuse me, extends south of los angeles and north of san luis obispo and the first set of waves will hit around 4:47 and our sister station in l.a. point ed and what did we see? look like a normal day at the beach for that time of the morning and right now that wave is expected to continue on to hawaii's coast and strike the island state around 6:45. that is supposed to be a three-foot wave. we will know in about 50 minutes whether that turns out to be the case. we have a camera pointed at oahu, as well. >> just an advisory actually
downgraded from a watch. the likelihood of something devastating is fairly low. there's no relationship between earthquakes in chile with earthquakes in california. so, we locally certainly have nothing to worry about. >> now, this is a result of an 8.3 magnitudeurt earthquake that struck off the northern coastline off of chile killing eight people and that is the latest death count and also flooding, small coastal communities along that country after a tsunami wave struck that coastline. not sure exactly how much damage was caused by that. again, so, tsunami advisories downgraded from a tsunami watch in effect for part of the california coastline. not here in the bay area and hawaii. again, something to possibly strike hawaii within the next ten minutes or so. reporting live here at cal, bob redell. >> thank you, bob. shock rippling through the san jose police force after a sergeant was arrested for
indecent exposure. police arrested james mason on friday on woodside road in redwood city. they say a woman reported the 13-year veteran exposing himself in his personal car as she walked by. officers say she took photos of the incident. >> she kept on walking to get away from him. and then she noticed his car was parked up ahead of her, again. and as she walked by him this time, she used the phone on her camera to take the pictures. >> mason is currently on administrative leave. he's been charged with indecent exposure and committing a lewd act in public. if convicted, he could spend up to a year in jail. intense new training programs now under way after three guards allegedly beat and killed a mentally ill inmate at the santa clara county jail. the sheriff's department is now teaching correctional officer cadets to deal with mentally ill inmates. the new program is designed to better help cadets interact with prisoners and have the sign if
the inmate needs help. >> we recognize we have a different inmate population now. it's changing in terms of more mental heth. >> it's very crucial that they get the training before they go into the jail. >> cadets use d to only receive four hours and up to 40 hours. a group of south bay parents are asking to recall a school board preb. served legal papers this week. parents are unhappy with several decisions made by the board under his leadership. also reports that parents are upset with the way he treats those who disagree with him. for the recall, the parent group will have 120 days to get signatures of support. a billion dollars a year what the san francisco transportation agency says it will need to be efficient over the next 20 years. capital improvement plan this week. it will take $21 billion to keep muni, bike lanes and roadside
features in the state of good repair for two decades. help with funding could come soon. state and federal levels. san francisco voters also approved a $500 million bond for the sfmta last november. the fight for affordable housing in san francisco continues this morning. at 11:00, a public hearing will be held at city hall on the proposed 5m high rise project at fifth and mission street. the planning commission along with the rec and park department will hear concerns from people who live in that neighborhood. many of whom are worried about being priced out. developer of the high rise project maintains a good percentage of units will be affordable housing. happening today, an environmental group raising concerns about the cal trans plan to bring down part of the old bay bridge in one big blast. crews are dismantling piece by piece but a plan to take down the biggest pier a chunk of concrete with explosives. today an environmental group will oppose that plan at paublic hearing.
the group says using explosives could spread concrete debris into the bay and caltrans will argue it will be able to contain that rubble. have plans for the day? you better check the forecast. here's kari hall. >> i think those plans will take you outside as you see how nice and comfortable. starting out around 60 degrees around the bay area and high of 82 in gilroy and pacifica 72 degrees and 80 degrees today in santa rosa and 80 hayward and pleasanton a high of 81 degrees. getting ready for hot weather this weekend. i'll show you that coming up in a few minutes. let's check in now for the commute with mike. >> kari, holding steady for 101 just north of 68037 sl. slow because of that volume and look at the map and then we see your general trends. 101 and 87 into downtown and 85 and 280 there. look at a typical build through san jose right now and looking
at not so bad, but, again, this volume starting to build as folks come down of 880 and fremont, as well. hayward slows into union city and 680 from pleasanton to sanol. back to you. >> thank you, mike. coming up, straight from the source, several women who say they were sexually abused by bill cosby say they're willing to tell all tonight in a primetime special. plus -- >> when i went in, half the audience had never heard my name and they didn't know i was running for president. >> carly fiorina has a lot to say this morning about a second presidential debate. but it's what she said in response to donald trump last night that got people on the internet buzzing. things could get a lot worse for
bill cosby today. several women who have accused the comedian of 6:43 on a thursday morning. things could get worse for bill cosby this morning. several women who accused the comedian of sexually assaulting them will tell their story on primetime television. it will feature interviews with some of the dozens of women who say they were abused by cosby. the one-hour special will air tonight. 6:43. happening today we could learn what evidence prosecutors have to show bowe bergdahl deserted his post. he was held for five years and released in exchange for five taliban prisoners. but some in the military have accused bergdahl of dessertiert his post before he was captured.
he could receive five years in prison and receive a dishonorable discharge. donald trump coming up during a republican debate last night and carly fiorina had good responses in her first appearance on the big stage. >> today kris sanchez joins with some of the most-talked about moments. >> 11 candidates on stage and try getting a word in edgewise. donald trump did go in as the frontrunner though many experts say carly fiorina is really the one that stole the show. speaking on "today" show this morning she said she's satisfied. >> and half the audience had never heard my name and they didn't know i was running for president and i think i successfully introduced myself to those who did not know me. and demonstrated, once again, that i am the most qualified candidate on that stage to win this job and to do this job. >> fiorina certainly made her mark on social media. carly fiorina daughter was the most searched on google.
people also searched jeb bush wife after jeb bush demanded that trump apologize to his mexican american wife for saying that she had softened his stance on illegal immigration. jeb bush was also big on twitter after he revealed that he smoked pot 40 years ago. he later tweeted, sorry, mom. in the three-hour debate, the candidates went after each other on drugs, immigration, iran, jobs the economy. though former new jersey governor chris christie. >> shouldn't be fighting with each other. she is the real opponent. she's the real problem. >> that she is hillary clinton. the only democrat mentioned by name in the three-hour debate. the next republican debate is not until late october. the democrats will also face off in october. on october 13th. that stage much far less crowded, i should say, with only six democrats in the running. i should mention that the comments about carly fiorina's face did come up to which donald trump said, she's a beautiful
woman. scott? >> thank you, kris. the dream force convention continues today in san francisco. this annual event hosted by sales force will focus on women in leadership today. special guests include patricia arquette the actress and jessica alba the co-founder of a billion dollar company along with her acting career. equality for women in business. more than 170,000 people are eattendi attending this year's dream force. also happening today the federal markets committee deciding whether to raise interest rates. we could find out this morning if it does, actually. if it does hike rates plenty of implications for us, the consumer. experts say you still have easy access to loans if you have good credit. home sales, we'll have to watch those as buyers lock in lower mortgage rates now. savers will see some benefits, but not much. fairly flat on cds and other deposi deposits. changing the way you get
help. the bay area company is being recognized by the white house for developing an app that helps emergency crews find your location. the blue light app allows you to send your location to 911 dispatchers right away from a smartphone. right now 911 can pinpoint your location why cell phones can take second even minutes. the app allows you to alert friends and family when you're in trouble. >> change the way that emergency calls are routed and what information they have for dispatchers to get you the best help. >> blue light won a national comp itition and was recognized by the white house this week for its innovation. they have plans to test their product with several major cities across the u.s. next year. 6:47. let's get you out the door with a look at both traffic and weather starting with kari. good morning. >> good morning. clouds to start out some areas of some mist and fog. but then it clears out and we'll have sunshine and we keep the mild temperatures. as we take a live look now at san jose, mostly clear there. and our temperatures are fairly,
once again, fairly mild as you step out and get the day started. we're moving through the day on thursday and heading closer to the weekend. which looks to be pretty hot. you'll want to enjoy today. it will be 79 degrees in the north bay. san francisco, 71. east bay 75. and the tri-valley making it up into the lower 80s today. after seeing yesterday's rain was decent one for the north bay. we had 0.4 in middletown near the valley fire. mill valley and 0.25 for napa. the rain dropped off and we didn't see much in the south bay. but hopefully that helps with the valley fire. new updates and today's high there will be 75 degrees and then the temperatures go way up this weekend. so, we're back to some hot and dry weather. and, also, the smoke will be carried into the bay area today. now that we have another shift in the wind, looking at 5,000 feet, the wind direction coming in from the north and east and then more of a northwesterly
wind at the ground level. so, the air quality may be a little bit lower today. you may notice some drifts of smoke actually going through the afternoon. this weekend it does heat up as high pressure builds in the valleys. it will be in the 90s and up to 100 degrees. that's what we're expecting in a tri-valley. tomorrow will be in the 80s and then 90s on saturday for many spots and by sunday we could be hitting 100 degrees in the tri-valley. 80s and the peninsula will be at 83 degrees tomorrow and then up to 92 degrees on sunday. that's also when that heat will be -- let's see how the morning commute is going with mike. >> we're peeking at the bay bridge. no surprise for folks and the backup for the cash lanes and look fastrak lanes moving pretty well. we're looking at your maps and remember in san francisco, dream force continues as scott just told you, a couple special guests. ms. arquette and ms. alba over
there. remember the streets closed for the week. until they get everything cleared out of there. a little slowing down the east shore freeway and the richmond san raphael bridge has that increase. the walnut creek interchange moved really well and 880 starts to bog down through hayward. typical as you head down past highway 92. crash southbound 680 right around the off ramp. the first one there not a lot of slowing and northbound 680 and still actev ivitactivity. clear there a little bit later on this morning. quick look at the san mateo bridge and volume does build through the peninsula. 101 shows a little slowing now as a result. >> thanks, mike. it is 6:50. rain was certainly a welcome sight for crews fighting the valley fire and at least four families are still looking for loved ones. the latest on the search, next.
did not. the latest, the fire has burned 73,000 acres. 73,700 acres. two people killed. four people missing. firefighters have the fire 35% contained and hope another day of temperament weather will help them gain even more ground. "today in the bay" stephanie chuang is in calistoga. >> right now in the last half hour is when people wake up and come grab coffee and breakfast. this is central for chatter here where the boosters club has been feeding people. the mood is somber when i've been speaking with people this morning about the second valley fire death. the news is just starting to spread here. we do not have an identity yet of who this second victim is or where this happened. we know of at least four people, though, who are still missing. one is a former san jose mercury news reporter. meantime chair sheriff martin is
not releasing the names of the others that are still missing. the man was on the phone with his wife as he was trying to escape the flames that were overtaking his neighborhood. unfortunately, he told her over the phone that his truck wouldn't start, so he's going to try to outrun the fire and head off on foot. later this morning is when we're set to hear from the sheriff on the detail of the second valley fire death. moving forward i spoke with the man from canine search and rescue who said he's here for day one and he wants to find pets and people and just help give loved ones closure. stephanie chuang, "today in the bay." the butte fire to our east has proven deadly, as well. the bodies of two people were found in burned debris. the butte fire started about a week ago and burned through roughly 72,000 achers and more than 200 homes. it is 45% contained this morning.
we'll complete coverage of the valley fire, head to nbcbayarea.com where you can find more interviews and videos. turned hostage situation out of viejo where evacuation orders have been lifted in the neighborhood where two armd men took over two people and took two people hostage last night. happened on belmont avenue not far from beverly hills elementary school. the s.w.a.t team showed up and the armd men got away. nobody was hurt. shock is dribbling through the san jose police force after a sergeant was arrested for indecent exposure. police arrested james mason on friday on woodside road. a woman reported the 13-year veteran exposing himself in his personal car as she walked by. officers say she even took photos of the incident. mason is currently on administrative leave. if convicted, he could spend up to a year in jail. new developments on a bizarre kidnapping case once declared a hoax by viejo police. back in march denise and her
boyfriend, aaron quinn say kidnappers broke into their home, abducted her and demanded money. two days later they found her safe. claiming the couple made up the kidnapping, but then months later this man, matthew mueller, was arrested for committing the crime. the suit says the city made false accusations against the coup couple. a magnitude 8.3 earthquake. and now people as far away as hawaii and even here in california are bracing for possible fallout. >> bob redell is at uc berkeley sieismological lab has the latest. >> downgraded to a tsunami advisory. 45 miles south of los angeles and around 50 miles north of san
luis obispo and that first wave was supposed to hit around 4:47 this morning. a camera pointed at long beach and nothing accessible. reports that waves increased by a foot, but looking at that camera very hard to tell and within the past ten minutes, waves as possibly as high as three feet were supposed to hit hawaii. we're still waiting for reports from that island as to what happened. this is the result, of course, of that magnitude 8.3 earthquake that shook just off the northern coastline of chile yesterday that killed eight people. that is the latest death toll count and also cause a tsunami to crash into the coastal shores of that nation. did flood some of the coastal towns along there causing some damage again after this magnitude 8.3. a tsunami advisory still in effect for that part of california as i mentioned and hawaii. reporting live here at cal, bob redell "today in the bay." let's check your weather and get you out the door this
morning. >> we're look ahead to the weekend heating up across the bay area. know as you wake up this morning, you're probably making weekend plans. keep in mind that it will be hot, especially in the tri-valley. everywhere inland. we'll have highs in the 80s and 90s and san francisco warming up to 82 degrees by sunday. >> all right, anything going on on the roadway? >> surprisingly calm right now. we had early start and a lot of startps in the south bay. anything after labor day we see an earlier start. right now holding steady. right around 880 for both 101 and 280. that's a typical spot. look at that, hayward not so bad. southbound 880 and a new crash reported right near where 880 folks are getting off for the san mateo bridge. we'll track that. meanwhile, a little farther right 680 crashes through sanol and both directions not causing a lot of slow down and towards the bay bridge, san jose for the north bay. >> we'll check back with traffic and weather in our next local
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