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now. thank you for staying with us. i'm sam brock. >> and i'm laura garcia-cannon. let's start out with meteorologist anthony slaughter in for kari with a look at the forecast. >> we are looking at clear skies this morning. temperatures are going to warm rapidly later on this afternoon under sunny skies, which you're going to notice here. it's going to be hot. much hotter than it has been the last couple days. we're talking about the return of 90s for some places like the north bay. 76 for san francisco today. up to 84 for the east bay. the south bay will be close to 90. and the tri-valley into the mid 90s. we are expecting to cool down for the weekend. in the meantime, let's toss things to mike. >> we're looking over here to a standard morning at the bay bridge toll plaza where the metering lights are on. westbound 580, right at 90, it sounds like everything's cleared, but i'm going to leave
it there for the time being. that is an issue as a lot more folks are heading over there. we zoom toward the tri-valley and we have a smooth drive. i do see some flashing lights approaching. there's temporary slowing. watch for that. meanwhile, in the south bay, we do have a build for the live camera. northbound 101 showing a pretty steady flow of traffic. a burst of traffic did come up through the area, so they're slowing from 680 up to about 880. back to you. new this morning, these are the massive flames firefighters were up against when they first arrived on scene of a house fire burning in alamo overnight. take a look at this. it's from the helmet cam of a contra costa county firefighter. the fire started around 1:30 this morning on crest avenue. crews found electrical wires dangling and flames coming out of every door and every window of that house. fortunately, a woman who was living inside the home got out safely. nobody was injured. there's no word yet on a cause. be aware. that is a warning for police in the east bay after a suspicious
green van is spotted lurking around elementary schools. the driver attempting to lure in children. "today in the bay's" damian trujillo live in alameda where police are trying to piece everything together. damian? >> reporter: good morning. that is a concern this morning here in alameda, and also in the city of berkley. they believe a green van has been cruising around schools in both cities over the last week and trying to lure those children into the van. so the alert is out this morning. the driver of that green van was allegedly trying to lure the kids inside. the latest incident here at bridges elementary happened last week. police say the green van cruised by the school on september 18th. 20 minutes later, similar reports from two other schools in berkley. these were described as attempted kidnappings near willard elementary. alameda police are still trying to verify if the two incidents are related in both cities, but detectives want families to keep their guard up and look out for a green van. >> it makes you more cautious.
you know, keep an eye out. yeah. not just for my kids, but other kids. >> reporter: berkley police describe their suspect as latino between 30 and 40 years old, dark hair, a mustache, heavy set, and wearing a hat. at this point, alameda police are not confirming if their suspect here actually tried to kidnap any children. we're live in alameda. i'm damian trujillo, "today in the bay." very frightening. today, students are going to gather at archbishop mitty high school to accepted thesend thei and prayers to a student who was hit by a car. kris sanchez is there where the 14-year-old boy is in critical condition this morning. >> reporter: certainly, his classmates are praying for a miracle as he is here at the intensive care unit. the students, his classmates are going to gather at archbishop mitty high school this morning and in the true spirit of their catholic school, they are going
to pray for their classmate. according to san jose police, the 14-year-old was running on the sidewalk in front of mitty high when he ran onto the street behind a jeep that was headed in the same direction. and then police say they don't know why, but he ran into the other lane of traffic where he was hit by an oncoming car. sadly, it happened just before 3:30 in the afternoon, so there were lots of witnesses out there in front of the school. police investigators say it's unclear why he was in the street and why he didn't use the crosswalk. >> anybody hit in such a manner, it's so easy to avoid that because there's a crosswalk right there that could have been utilized, but it wasn't. >> reporter: now police say the driver who struck the teenager is a young woman herself, and she is cooperating fully with the investigation. according to an e-mail, which a student shared with us, the school built in time for prayer at the beginning of the school day. students are going to band together and pray at school, but they've also been working together via social media and
they're planning to wear white in honor of their classmate. we have been asked to respect the students' privacy at school, and we are going to honor that request. in san jose, kris sanchez, "today in the bay." >> thank you very much, kris. it is 6:05. investigators say three bodies found near sacramento are likely connected to a missing bay area family. a couple and their 7-year-old son had not been heard from since september 11th. the family was supposed to be spending a weekend at their cabin near auburn. now we're learning three bodies were found in the cabin, which was destroyed by fire. the missing are adam and molly buchanan and their son gavin. police have questioned family members and taken items from the family's home and their construction business. >> the family is coping as best as they can. carrying on with the business, carrying on, taking care of the remaining son. >> the buchanans also have a 16-year-old son, he did not go to the cabin with the rest of his family. at 6:05, a break in a
high-profile burglary and animal abuse case. fremont police arrested 21-year-old valdo diaz of oakland. they believe he's one of two men who burglarized a fremont home in late august. this video shows the suspects were throwing food and dog treats on to grass from a shattered door they used to get in. marley, the family dog ended up cutting her mouth and throat while she was eating it. she has since recovered. police say they're still looking for a second suspect. a robbery on the peninsula, not for money, but for prescription drugs. a pharmacist was taken hostage at a walgreens. the suspect seen right here robbed a walgreens on 41st avenue near el camino in san mateo. this happened on tuesday afternoon. police say the man jumped the counter, held the female pharmacist at knifepoint. once he got the drugs that he wanted, he calmly walked back out of the store. police say the suspect has a reddish tattoo near his right eye, and possibly more tattoos
on the back of his hand. it is 6:06. new this morning, the one-time owner of two san francisco restaurants may face prison time after being arraigned on criminal charges. u.s. attorneys and the department of labor say grand jurors have charged a former owner of two hong kong lounge restaurants, each located on geary in the richmond district. he's accused of underpaying employees by more than $90,000 in overtime and then making threats against them. he's also accused of lying to federal agents. if convicted, he may face 25 years in prison. that tab for the bay bridge just keeps getting bigger. caltrans now says fixing those troublesome anchor rods on the eastern span of the bay bridge could top $15 million. toll payers are likely going to be the ones footing most of the bill. engineers say the steel rods were supposed to -- or were exposed to salt water, because the contractor failed to adequately seal them. the risk of corrosion has led to months of studies and delays in putting the finishing touches on
the span. officials say future repairs could drag well into next year. it's been a makeshift home for hundreds of valley fire evacuees, but today the temporary shelter at the napa county fairgrounds will close. that means a lot of people who lost their homes will have to find somewhere else to go. people have been leaving the fairgrounds all week, some going back to their homes, others to hotels or to stay with relatives. in the meantime, officials confirmed a fourth person has been found dead in the burn zone. searchers found the body of robert fletcher inside a burned home near cobb. the valley fire has also destroyed more than 1,200 homes and hundreds of other structures. the fire is now 82% contained. fema is now on site, urging people who lost their homes or businesses to register with them so they can try to start that recovery process. today, the san francisco zoo is hosting a free day for 50 kids affected by the valley fire. hopefully it will serve as a bit of fun in the midst of a big disaster. >> and lift up their spirits for sure. we're going to get a check
of the weather as we edge toward the weekend. >> it's going to be a nice day for the zoo. temperatures at the coastline along the peninsula near 80 degrees, so not that hot. the inland valleys are going to be really warm. we're waking up to clear skies this morning. you can see we are looking at fog-free conditions. sunrise at 6:57. we are going to see a rapid warm-up later on this afternoon with temperatures into the 80s and 90s in our inland valley. 70s at the coastline. and we'll be clear as our sunsets around 8:02. it's beginnigoing to be warm. saratoga at 91. san francisco, low to mid 70s from ocean beach over towards stoma. in the north bay, santa rosa at 90. concord 91. a good mix of mid 90s for the tri-valley. into the weekend, temperatures do cool off. we'll show you some events happening across the bay area and talk about that lunar eclipse i told you about. in the meantime, let's see how
the roads are moving. >> not very well at the bay bridge toll plaza, but that's because the metering lights are on. flashing lights behind me. i think they cleared that crash 580 at 24. everything moves smoothly through the maze. the headlights coming toward me, the volume continues to build. eastbound as road crews are clearing. let me show you the map. some slowing over the last 20 minutes. they should be just about clear from the area, but we'll still keep that there. westbound, your commute standard flow. working toward the rest of the bay, we did just get reports of a crash, west 92 heading toward the san mateo bridge toll plaza. chp should get there any second, but a little slowing. that looks pretty standard. on the peninsula, an easy drive. southbound 280, we're watching reports of a deer or a tiger in the lanes. chp is going to check out whether that's a tiger. i think they should also check out who called that in. >> maybe a big cat. coming up, not just your personal information, but now your fingerprint in the hands of hackers. >> the head of china, the
a stampede outside the holy city of mecca. 4,000 workers and 200 ambulances are there right now helping with the disaster. the stampede happened during one of the last rituals of the hajj season, the annual islamic pilgrimage to mecca. the ritual is known as stoning the devil, where crowds throw stones at three pillars. hundreds have been killed in past years. >> happening later today, not only the pope, the president of china also in washington, d.c. to sit down with president obama. xi jinping is scheduled to fly from washington state to washington, d.c. where he's going to meet with the president and eventually tackle issues such as cyber security. the two might also discuss territorial concerns over the south china sea. also this coming after jinping spoke in seattle about keeping the economy strong. there's more received that china is behind that federal government hack. now we know it wasn't just
names. addresses and social security numbers. hackers also reportedly got their hands on 5.6 million fingerprints. it was accessed during the same data breach that affected 22 million government employees this spring the agency screens and hires federal workers. right now, not much can be done with the stolen fingerprint records, but the government says that could change over time, depending on new technology. >> president xi's visit also includes a visit with high-tech leaders who were worried about the chinese making copies of their product. scott mcgrew, they call it c to c. >> c to c is copy to china. intellectual property rights, one of several subjects that came up as president xi met with all kinds of tech leaders. a real who's who, including mark zuckerberg there. really all kinds of tech leaders. the scope of this is really extraordinary. the chinese president meeting with our high-tech leaders before our political leaders
today. so you've got apple's tim cook. here's jeff besos. here's the head of ibm. here is cisco's john chambers. zuckerberg over here. really extraordinary. the prime minister of india, narendra modi, is headed to silicon valley. he'll head to google and facebook this weekend. google's soon-to-be brand-new ceo has already sent the prime minister a welcome message. >> it's an honor to be welcoming prime minister modi to silicon valley this coming weekend. there is tremendous excitement for your visit. amongst all googlers, and the indian community. >> the welcome mat out for a lot of people. they won't make ellen pao pay her legal fees. courts told her she had to pay the legal bills. kleiner perkins wednesday said it would foot its own bills. john door from kleiner perkins apologized. he made a joke on tuesday where
he said his firm was so diverse, he had trouble pronouncing some of the new employees' names. he later rethought that comment and he tweeted out, "friends, my apologies, it was an unfortunate joke that was not funny. i have deep respect for my partners." we'll have full coverage, of course, of the prime minister of india's visit to silicon valley over the weekend coming up this weekend. >> sounds good. proof right now that you're never too old to accomplish new goals. >> that's right. get out there and get moving. in this man's case, he is setting new records. look at the guy in the red. he's the world's oldest sprinter. he just turned 105 years old and set the new record for competitive world sprinting. yesterday in kyoto, he clocked in with a time of just over 42 seconds. that's a drop-off from the 34-second hundred he ran two years ago when he was merely
103. but get this. he says he only started sprinting when he was in his 90s. >> and we complain about how difficult it might be to run like a half marathon or a 10k or something. >> i was just thinking about doing anything for 42 seconds. >> walk across the newsroom. >> whoo! >> and it's hot outside. who wants to go running outside? >> temperatures in the 90s for some of our warmest cities. if you're going to be jogging, maybe grab an extra bottle of water, maybe some sunscreen because it's going to be hot. nice and cool and crisp. temperatures in the 50s and 60s and we have clear skies. you'll notice the forecast popping up at the bottom of your screen. we are expecting the heat to peak tomorrow and cooling into the weekend. a sunny afternoon later on. 76 degrees for san francisco today. 91 for the north bay. the east bay will be at 84. we'll see temperatures in the mid 90s. same deal for the peninsula.
and near 90 degrees for the south bay. high pressure in control of our weather today and tomorrow, but look at the cold front off the coast lean -- coastline. we are going to see a few high thin clouds, bringing rain for them. unfortunately, nothing for us until about this weekend. that's when we're going to notice the cooling as this cold front moves through. it's going to wash out, though. it will drop our temperatures five to ten degrees, especially as we start the next workweek, and another one moves in on its heels, dropping our temperatures even more. we were talking about some running more. maybe you're participating in the san jose rock 'n' roll marathon happening this weekend. temperatures are expected to be cool to start the day, but eventually warming into the 80s on saturday. same deal for sunday. it's a two-day marathon, if you didn't know. temperatures back into the low 80s as we head towards sunday afternoon. also happening this weekend, something astronomical. talking about the supermoon lunar eclipse. this is when the earth will pass between the sun and the moon and it's going to create the red hue
on the moon, so we're expecting the full eclipse about 7:00 to 8:30 on sunday night, so mark your calendar, maybe set an extra reminder for yourself. the next one is not expected to happen until 2033. across the bay area, temperatures will cool off as you'll notice by saturday and sunday. really becoming more comfortable, even san francisco back into the 60s. let's toss things to sam and laura now. back to you guy. and we're tossing things over to washington, d.c. right now. a live picture where you see john boehner sitting down for kind of a photo opportunity, no doubt, with the pope. >> yes, the pope is set to address congress for the first time in the history of this country today. he's going to be speaking in english and talking about some very divisive topics here on capitol hill. >> it is expected that he will address immigration, climate change as well. we see many cardinals in the room gathered around the pope. so quite the room to be in this
morning. one of many in the pope's visit to the united states. making history. >> so we'll be dipping in and out of that coverage and bringing you back to capitol hill when the pope does, in fact, address congress later this morning. in the meantime, we'll have more news right after this break. back to our coverage of the
capitol. within the hour, he will become the first pope to ever address congress. in his speech, pope francis is expected to talk about climate change as well as urge all lawmakers to open america's doors to immigrants rather than try to keep them out. following his address, the pope will visit catholic charities feeding the homeless. the crowds anxiously anticipating the pontiff. the pope's address will be broadcast live. there are a number of local viewing parties going on this morning, including this one at presentation high school in san jose. you can see folks are still gathering and getting ready in anticipation. we know that his speech before congress is coming up here pretty soon. so far, 224 students have signed up to come to school early to have breakfast and watch the pope make a little history. >> i think it's happening in a lot of schools in the bay area. pope francis expected to start meeting with congress about 7:00
this morning and we'll bring it to you live in a "today" show special report for the latest on the pope's visit. for any time, visit our website or download our nbc bay area app. a different kind of history being made now. we'd like to give one napa county man credit for keeping our military history alive. >> just make sure you bring your ear plugs. "today in the bay's" bob redell wishes he did. >> i'm scared. something always happens. >> reporter: for a man who's never piloted a plane before, michael neiman sure knows how to send people flying. chained to his motorbike shop in st. helena -- >> it keeps it from going across the street. >> reporter: is a 4,300 horsepower beast. >> just shook up, you know? that thing will kill you. >> reporter: it came close. whoa! your hand's on fire. you okay? >> i'm all right. >> reporter: could have been worse. >> one time i caught the roof on fire. >> reporter: an engine collector all his life, michael bought
this engine on e-bay, a piston engine that used to propel the b36 bomber. he spent two years refurbishing it. and you knew what you were doing, obviously? >> no, google. >> reporter: really, google? >> yes. >> reporter: while retirees from nearby travis air force base taught him how to operate what is one of the world's largest engines of its kind. why? >> you know, trying to keep history alive is my main goal. that's what kept this country free. >> reporter: the b36 had not two, not four, but six of those pratton whitneys, along with four turbo jets. the strategic bomber helped deter russia from going towards the united states during the early part of the cold war. whoa! hence the nickname, the peacemaker. so much for peace in wine country. the locals don't seem to mind. it's the pieces they should be
worried about. >> what's that thing that blew off? >> i don't know, i'll have to check it out. >> reporter: at least there's google. in st. helena -- >> mike's got to be just a little bit of crazy. >> reporter: bob redell, "today in the bay." >> all kinds of wild behavior going on there. all right, bob, thank you very much. 6:27. coming up, a house destroyed by fire in the east bay. new helmet cam video showing just how massive the flames were inside.
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garcia cannon. =sam/2shot= and i'm sam brock ==sam/boxes='r a very good morning to you. thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> and i'm sam brock. we're watching history back in d.c. with the pope. mike inouye has a look at your morning drive. we start with anthony slaughter. he is in with your microclimate forecast. >> we are waking up to clear skies this morning. starting to see our first glimpse of the sunrise. you'll notice a few high, thin clouds out there, but no fog to report this morning. as you can see from our san francisco shot, the temperature right now at 61 degrees. cool in the north bay in the 50s. later on this afternoon, it's really going to warm up quickly. we're talking about mid 70s for san francisco. lower 90s for the north bay. mid 80s for the peninsula, and upper 80s for the south bay. the tri-valley will see a hot day today. the return of 90s. expecting 95 degrees for the tri-valley. we'll talk more about weekend cooling headed our way. in the meantime, let's toss things over to mike. >> the san mateo bridge, that's good news, bad news situation.
a smooth drive across that span. if you're heading over there, you have bad news. looking at the map, there's a crash westbound 92, so it's off of 880. two lanes are blocked. chp says it's going to take a little while to clear that. it's been there about 15 minute. you see the backup to that interchange. you'll see more slowing on the right lane approach. there's a smooth drive through haywood. there is that jam. that is better for you and smoother flowing than the words just came out of my mouth. the bay bridge has the typical buildup. a burst of traffic through concord heading down toward the walnut creek interchange. back to you. >> thank you very much, mike. new this morning, these are the massive flames firefighters were up against when they first arrived on scene of a house fire burning in alamo overnight. take a look. this is from the helmet cam of a contra costa county firefighter. the fire started about 1:30 this morning on crest avenue. when crews arrived, they say they found electrical wires down
and flames coming out of every door and window of the house. fortunately, a woman inside the home got out safely and no one was hurt. no word yet on a cause. also in the east bay this morning, police are calling it suspicious and certainly scary. a green van rolling down streets near schools with a man inside attempting to lure children. this has already happened several times and police are warning families to be aware of the situation. "today in the bay's" damian trujillo live in alameda this morning where police, damian, are trying to figure out if there's a relationship between the incident they've already seen reported. >> reporter: that's right, sam. good morning. it's making parents understandably uneasy here in alameda, and also in the city of berkley. police are advising parents to be extra vigilant as their kids walk to school this morning, both here in alameda and in berkley. it began with students reporting the suspicious green van cruising by the school here in alameda last friday.
a report says the driver tried to lure the kids inside the van. 20 minutes later, similar reports coming out of berkley. there, police say the driver of a van tried to actually kidnap children near willard elementary. berkley police -- >> looking out. you know, not just for my kids, but other kids. >> actually tried to kidnap children, or was simply acting suspicious in the area in that green van. parents are being advised to stay alert this morning, and every morning, actually, as their kids are walking to
school. the advisory is look out for that green van. we're live in alameda, i'm damian trujillo, "today in the bay." students at archbishop mitty high school will wear white to show their support for a fellow student now in critical condition after he was hit by a car. "today in the bay's" kris sanchez live at valley medical center where the teenager is this morning. kris? >> reporter: good morning, laura. that 14-year-old boy is in the intensive care unit this morning. tonight, his parents were supposed to be at a parent meeting for freshman students. clearly, they will not be there, they will be here at the hospital. his classmates at archbishop mitty are also planning to arrive at school in time for a prayer vigil which the school itself has made time for. the student was struck in front of the high school as he was running along the sidewalk. police say he ran into the lane of traffic, going in the same direction that he was going. and then he ran into the other lane of traffic, and that's where he was hit by a car. all of this happened just before 3:30 in the afternoon, so there
were plenty of other students and other folks around as witnesses. police say that it is unclear why he ran into the street in the first place and why he didn't use the crosswalk. any time you have anybody that's hit in such a manner and it's easy to avoid that because there's a crosswalk right there that could have been utilized, but it wasn't. poli >> reporter: police say the driver who struck the teenager, a young woman herself, is cooperating fully with the investigators. it does not appear that drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash. according to an e-mail, the school did build in time for prayer at the beginning of the school day, students are banding together via social media and are planning to wear white in honor of their 14-year-old classmates. we have been asked to give the students privacy during that vigil, and we are honoring that request. we are not on campus this morning. in san jose, kris sanchez, "today in the bay." >> thank you very much. investigators now say three
bodies found near sacramento likely connected to a missing bay area family. a couple and their 7-year-old son have not been heard from since september 11th. the family was supposed to be spending a weekend at their cabin near auburn. now we're learning three bodies were found in that cabin, which was destroyed by a fire. the missing are adam and molly buchanan and their son gavin. police have questioned their family members and they've taken items from the family's home and their construction business. >> the family is coping as best as they can, carrying on with the business, carrying on, taking care of the remaining son. >> the buchanans also have a 16-year-old son who did not go with them to the cabin, along with the rest of his family. a robbery on the peninsula, not for money, but for prescription drugs. a pharmacist was taken hostage at a walgreens. the suspect seen here robbed a walgreens near el camino and san mateo and this happened on tuesday afternoon.
police say the man jumped a counter and held the female pharmacist at knifepoint. you see him jumping it. once he got his drugs, he calmly walked out of the store. police say the suspect has a reddish tattoo near his right eye and possibly more tattoos on the back of his hands. new this morning, the one-time owner of two san francisco restaurants may face prison time after being arraigned on criminal charges. u.s. attorneys and the department of labor say grand jurors have charged a former owner of two hong kong lounge dim sum restaurants, each located on geary street in the richmond district. he is accused of underpaying employees by more than $90,000 in overtime and then making threats against them. he's also accused of lying to feder federal agents. caltrans says fixing troublesome anchor rods on the bay bridge could top $15 million and toll payers are the ones who could be paying for it. the steel rods were exposed to
salt water because a contractor failed to adequately seal them. the risk of corrosion has led to months of studies and delays in putting the finishing touches on the new span. future repairs could drag well into next year. it's been a makeshift home for hundreds of valley fire evacuees, but today the temporary shelter at the napa county fairgrounds will close. that means a lot of people who lost their homes will have to find somewhere else to go. people have been leaving the fairgrounds all week, some going back to their homes. others to hotels or to stay with relatives. in the meantime, officials confirmed a fourth person has been found dead in the burn zone. searchers found the body of robert fletcher inside a burned home near cobb. the valley fire has also destroyed more than 1,200 homes and hundreds of other structures. the fire is now 82% contained. fema is now on site, urging people who lost their homes or businesses to register with them, so they can begin the recovery process. >> no doubt the recent heat
there has not helped that situation, but we are getting a little bit of a break heading into the weekend where anthony slaughter is going to tell us exactly what to expect. >> temperatures are expected to peak tomorrow. it is going to be hot today and tomorrow. i want to start you off with this beautiful sunrise. come over to the tv and look at this. just makes waking up super early all the worthwhile, right? i know. let's talk about your forecast today. temperatures back into the mid to upper 80s for san jose. 88 degrees expected there. saratoga up to 91. pacifica, not as hot, but still comfortable 71 degrees. 71 for ocean beach as well. 76 for stoma. in the north bay, temperatures will be warm. napa at 87. concord 91 degrees, but oakland not too bad. look at the tri-valley, a good mix of mid 80s expected from dublin over toward pleasanton. we are talking about cooling as we head into the weekend and even cooler for next week. we'll talk more about that coming up in a little bit. let's talk now to mike.
>> i've turned our cameras south. there's the off ramp. over there, 98. we don't see any slowing in this shot. just south of here, the map will show you things are bogged down. there's a crash, a car still in one of your middle lanes making it tougher still once you get past there. folks jamming up on the toll plaza approach. the crash iniddle of the roadway heading toward that bridge toll plaza. you're jammed over toward the peninsula. that's the worst of it for the east bay. in fact, the worst of it for the bay. the bay bridge toll plaza has your standard backup. not so bad done the east shore freeway. highway four down toward the walnut creek interchange. southbound, your build starts to hit san jose all over the south bay and it will continue to build the next couple of hours. the worst between the 8:00 and 9:00 hours. on the peninsula, south 280 at wood side, it was not a tiger, it was a deer. but that deer was hit and killed in the area. back to you. >> thank you. okay, back to our coverage
right now of the pope's historic visit. a live look at the crowd gathering in front of the u.s. capitol to see pope francis address the ngress the first time any pontiff has ever done so. his speech is expected to address climate change as well as immigration. some controversial topics right now on capitol hill. when it starts, we're going to bring you an nbc news special report. >> they expect about 50,000 people outside of congress, not to mention the lawmakers that will be inside as well as special guests and dignitaries. >> all the people on the streets lining up to see the pope. >> that's right, just to catch a glimpse of the pontiff. coming up, a library shutting its doors, not because of budget cuts. the unwanted pets forcing a peninsula library to close for the next several days. plus, cool new way to get your coffee. we'll take a look at the big board in new york city. dow industrials down another 200 points. man, it's been a rough couple of days.
it's the one night when everybody dresses up. and that includes dinner. unleash the power of dough. give it a pop. this moment is perfect in every way just like my kid gooey...flaky...happy. toaster strudel. now with more icing. =laura/vo= one person was hurt - in an early morning house fire in vallejo. it happened just after 4 this m just in, one person was hurt many an early morning house fire in vallejo. it happened just after 4:00 this morning near the intersection of locust and tennessee. about a half mile east of i-80. crews say when they arrived, they found fire coming from the garage in the front door of the home. th they managed to keep the fire contained to about half of the home. one person was inside but made it out with minor burns. that person has been taken to the hospital but should be okay. the cause of the fire is under
investigation. the man arrested for spraying anti-chinese graffiti in a san francisco neighborhood could find out today if he's going to stand try. 62-year-old john skinoni of san francisco is being charged with vandalism and committing a hate crime. he'll appear in court this morning for a preliminary hearing. police say he spray painted the words "no more chinese" in several spots over labor day weekend. it is quarter to 7:00. uber is expanding. the ride-sharing company opening up shop in oakland. the company purchased the former sears building downtown. nearly 3,000 employees will work out of that office. that will make uber one of the city's largest employers. uber is expected to move in sometime in 2017. uber's san francisco headquarters will also expand to house more employees. the nasdaq bell rang this morning as it always does in times square in new york city. >> but scott mcgrew, by the end of the day, the nasdaq will have shifted west. >> that's right. sign of the times, right? the center of power continues to move our way. this is the sometimes square
scene you mentioned on the open. really the nasdaq is an electronic exchange and has no technical trading floor. the closing bell will take place at the new nasdaq center if san francisco. -- in san francisco. gavin newsom and the golden state warriors will press that button. this is a one-time thing, or at least an occasional thing. most closings will still take place in new york city. the nasdaq's new san francisco facility is an entrepreneurial center, mostly for classes and for new companies to set up shop. of course, maybe list on the nasdaq. volkswagen says it will start naming names today, naming the people responsible for the cheat software that sent the company into a skid. the ceo stepped down yesterday saying he was "endlessly story. shares in bmw have fallen after a german newspaper reported that company's x3 suv, the diesel version, tests funny. we're also hearing v.w. sent the
letters back in april asking owners to bring in their car for a software update, possibly trying to get ahead of that u.s. government investigation. amazon discounting its prime membership. normally costs $99. tomorrow, they'll lower it to 67. you have to be a new prime customer, but you get free shipping. lots of free movies. a lot of families think it's worth it. starbucks says it's had such good luck with its new order ahead iphone app, it's bringing it to the bay area three weeks early. you tap what you want, charge it to your starbucks card, grab your mocha off the bar. "usa today" calls it the don't wait for your frap app. i like it. i think it's a great idea. >> when waiting in line is just too long. >> exactly. >> it's a nice jingle just ahead of the holiday season. thank you very much, scott. are you going to take your coffee hot or iced this morning? let's check in with anthony. >> that is the question. probably iced later on this afternoon. it's typically a little cool out this morning. later on this afternoon, it's going to be hot. so yeah, we've got it all for you. want to start you off with this
beautiful sunrise. it just keeps getting better. this is our shot over san jose. a few high, thin clouds drifting on by. you'll notice that forecast does offer some cooler weather as we head into the weekend, so maybe you will have it hot by then. look at this awesome sunrise, also from san francisco. same sunrise, but again, just a different vantage point. you can see it's looking good this morning. hopefully you're having a good start to the day, because temperatures are going to warm quick lits quickly. 76 later on in san francisco. 91 for the north bay. the east bay will be at 94. the 80s expected for the south bay. high pressure in control of our weather today, tomorrow, and into saturday. but we've got a few high, thin clouds drifting in front of this cold front. this is moving to the north and west. it's not going to affect us all that much. but it will bring in some cloud cover as we head through the day today. unfortunately, as it moves in, it's going to wash out, but it is going to bring us some cooler air. so no rain for us, but we will
see the return from cold. maybe head up to sonoma wine country. back into the 70s by sunday. headed towards monterrey, maybe doing whale watching. perfect time of year to do that. temperatures falling back into the 60s by sunday and over towards santa cruz. the boardwalk will be nice and toasty. temperatures falling back into the mid 70s across saturday and sunday. temperatures do cool off, as i mentioned. saturday and sunday, that's when we're expecting cooling. but tomorrow, still another hot day. san francisco, you'll be back into the low to upper 60s as we head towards sunday. let's check that drive. >> we're going to see how tightly everything has tied together for our bay area commute. the san mateo bridge -- look, it's pleasantly light over on the peninsula side. that's because of a big issue on the east bay. folks, let's look at the map. if you're heading to the san mateo bridge from the east bay, you're jammed up because of a crash in your two middle lanes there. that's got traffic jammed up to 880. there's also another crash south 880 right around 238, and that's in lanes that's jamming you up.
out of oakland, down through hayward, continuing past the san mateo bridge. folks may then head toward the dunbarton bridge. also some folks may be heading north up to the bay bridge. although oakland is showing a smoother drive past the coliseum. we may see more traffic flow shifting over there as well. we don't know when these two crashes are going to clear. i'm hoping over the next 20 minutes, but we'll track it closely. they've got to clear those cars and they're waiting for those tow trucks. we're looking at the southbound continuing to build. likely unaffected by the east bay, but getting down here on 880 and possibly even 680 might have a shift in traffic flow, so there may be a different flow through fremont. reportedly, mike, there's just too much noise in atherton. people are complaining about it regarding the increased air traffic at the san carlos airport. san jose mercury news reports the board of supervisors voted to create a subcommittee to find ways to address the concern.
it comes after community members wrote strongly worded letters to the atherton city council earlier this month. we're not the only ones stressed out right now about california's drought. new research shows some of the state's most iconic trees are showing signs of stress because of a lack of water. giant secoyas have dead or thinning trees, products scientists of the drought. the trees can live for more than 3,000 years and grow nearly 300 feet tall. scientists hope the data they collected will help them figure out how to save the trees while water is scarce. it's not budget cuts causing a peninsula library to shut its doors, it's bedbugs. the mitchell park library in palo alto will be closed for several days while exterminators try to get rid of those pests. bedbugs were found in two chairs on the first floor, which has since been cordoned off from the public. the building is closed, so pest control can treat that area. as an added precaution, the city is sending special bedbug
sniffing dogs to inspect palo alto's other four libraries. >> flush them out. meantime, coming up next, parents and police on high alert after a suspicious van seen lurking around bay area schools. more than 700 people dead and hundreds others hurt following a stampede in saudi arabia. live looks right now from inside the capitol dome on the floor there. tens of thousands gathered outside, meantime, anxiously awaiting the pope's address to congress. we're watching. so is elizabeth warren, cory booker and the rest of the members of congress. we'll be right back. an update to breaking news:
==sam/vo== more than 700 people are dead and hundreds more injured-- an update to breaking news. more than 700 people have died. that is the latest figure. hundreds more injured. after a stampede outside the holy city of mecca in saudi arabia. 200-plus ambulances are there helping out with the disaster. that happened during one of the last rituals of the hajj season. the annual islamic pilgrimage to mecca. the ritual is known as stoning the devil where crowds throw stones at pillars. hundreds have been killed in past years during the same ceremony. new this morning, massive flames firefighters were up against when they first arrived on scene of a house fire burning in alamo overnight. the fire started about 1:30 this morning on crest avenue. when crews arrived, they say
they found electrical wires down and flames coming out of every door and window of the house. they say they had no choice to let it burn for a while. fortunately, a woman inside the home got out safely, and no one was hurt. also in the east bay, police warning families to be alert after several reports of a man driving near schools and trying to lure kids inside of his van. >> quite frightening. damian trujillo live in alameda with the story. damian? >> reporter: good morning. there is concern here in alameda and in the city of berkley, the concern is that this suspicious van may be targeting children in both of the cities here in the east bay. so the alert is out this morning for parents. the driver of that green van was allegedly trying to lure kids inside. the latest incident here at bridges elementary happened last week. police say the green van cruised by the school on september 18th. 20 minutes later, similar reports from another school in berkley. these were described as attempted kidnappings near willard elementary. berkley police described their suspect as latino, between 30 and 40 years old, dark hair, a
mustache, heavy set and wearing a hat. extra caution is advised for students this morning. we're live in alameda, i'm damian trujillo, "today in the bay." >> thank you, damian. students in san jose's archbishop mitty high school will wear white today in honor of their freshman classmate who was hit by a car yesterday. the incident happened right outside the school. >> kris sanchez is live where the 14-year-old boy is in critical condition. >> reporter: he is in the intensive care unit this morning, but his classmates will gather at a vigil at their high school in about an hour to pray for him in the true spirit of that catholic high school. according to san jose police, the 14-year-old was running on the sidewalk in front of the high school when he ran into the street behind a jeep headed in the same direction, then police say he darted into traffic in the other direction. they don't know why. we're going to hand it back to you now for a special report. the pope is set to address congress for the first time ever. nbc news has been following this throughout the course of the
morning. >> as we have as well, the pope met this morning with house speaker john boehner, just moments ago. also cardinals were there as well as u.s. bishops. about 50,000 people are outside the house chambers to watch it. let's listen in. good morning, everyone. coming up on 10:00 on the east coast, 7:00 a.m. out west. history is being made on capitol hill. pope francis is about to enter the house chamber and deliver the first speech ever by a pope to congress. we expect him to touch on sensitive issues for some of the lawmakers in that room, it will be a lengthy speech. we've gotten a glance at it. it will probably take about a half an hour to deliver. and although people say this pope is above politics, he is walking into a very political
room. chuck todd is moderator of "meet the press." he is at the capitol. what are those politicians expecting to hear? >> i think some of them are going to like what they hear, and some of them aren't. i mean, this isn't a pope that easily fits into our red/blue prism that we sometimes talk about politics. i think he's going to be challenging each side. i mean, he's going to be challenging the left when it comes to moral issues, whether it's on abortion or on marriage. he's going to be challenging the right on some social justice issues, including you're going to hear him talk a little bit about climate. but also the refugee crisis. so this is -- not surprisingly, the pope is going to be very principled about this through his prism of how he defines all things having to do with life. and i don't mean that just on the issue of abortion, but when you throw in all of those things, the planning, the refugees, he's going to talk about the conflicts in the middle east in terms of saying
it's our responsibility to be worrying about these issues. so look, i think he's going to be challenging everybody in that room in a way that's going to make them all feel a little bit uncomfortable, even as they may feel comfortable on other issues. about these issues. look, he'll challenge everybody in a way that makes them feel uncomfortable even as they feel comfortable on other issues. >> we look around the room, speaker boehner there, vice president biden, members of the president's cabinet. they have been introduced and walked into the room. there are certain ground rules that have been put into effect. kelly o'donnell is insue the chamber. >> reporter: unlike the state of the union where you had members who would be reaching into the aisle, trying to have a moment with the president of the united states, today, different rules for decorum. you have members who are on that aisle who have been instructed by leadership not to interfere, not to try to have that moment with the holy father.