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a small plane crash near lake tahoe claims the lives of two. how a bay area man is is connected to what is now an a small plane crash near lake tahoe claims the life of two. how the bay area man is connected to now what is an faa investigation. a computer glitch creates a travel nightmare, the latest on the airport delays and what you need to do if you're trying to get off the ground. "today in the bay" starts right now. a very good monday morning to you. thank you for joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> i'm scott mcgrew in for sam brock. let's check in with kari. >> we see mostly clear skies across the bay and a great way to start out the week. not too bad as we go into the afternoon. but look at how warm it gets. we're talking 88 degrees in the
north bay and south bay and peninsula and south bay 80 degrees and san francisco up to 78 degrees and 90s in the tri-valley today. i'll detail that and what to expect as we head into the week coming up. let's check in now with mike checking the roads. >> no drama in the tri-valley and no major crashes around the bay. as we zoom out we see green where you see the yellows just down to 60 miles per hour. we'll take you for a quick look at the bay bridge and light flow of traffic and columbus holiday for some schools and businesses we plight might see lighter traffic. travel nightmare not over yet. southwest airlines is warning people to be ready for a second straight day of delays. >> kris sanchez and, kris, this computer glitch having a trickle effect even though they got this thing fixed, right? >> right now we walked in and looked at the little self-check kiosk and they say they are unavailable because the flights
aren't going off yet, but already the flight board is showing delays. the advice from southwest, get here at least two hours early. might want to even give yourself more wiggle time. some nice vendors inside. passengers had it the best, their delays less than at oakland and san francisco. add to the frustration, a lot of folks told us over the weekend they didn't get a lot of information about the reason why they were delayed. there was a computer glitch that shut down the southwest airlines website and the ticket centers and everything went old school. passengers and airline workers going manual routes. take a look at the effect down in l.a. where the traffic around the airport was impacted for miles. here are some of the travelers arriving into the bay area this weekend. >> coming from seattle it is about one hour. >> about 45-minute delay. >> so, down at l.a.x., southwest tried to appease passengers with
some pizza. between that and the airline's long history of good customer service, some passengers were willing to cut them a little bit of slack but that good will may not last if the delays continue today. to reiterate, the airline says get here at least two hours early. if you can print your boarding pass at home, you should definitely do that. as soon as you get here print your ticket for your baggage and try to do everything as quickly as possible. kris sanchez, "today in the bay." breaking news we brought you last night, a happy ending for two boys in castro valley. they disappeared yesterday afternoon from old dublin road late last night officer os found them safe at their father's house. no word on where they had been all that time. a plane that crashed over the weekend in south lake tahoe was registered to a man from the bay area, but this morning investigators have yet to identify the victims of that crash. two people are dead and identifying them has not been easy.
investigators say it will require dental records. the single engine beach craft bonanza plane crash under to a wooded housing development saturday night. the plane was registered to 73-year-old conrad of oakley. so far, investigators are not saying if he was onboard. >> do you think he may have rented the aircraft to someone else? >> no. i'm sure no. >> why not? >> because he don't like it that nobody with his plane. he was the pilot. >> chemical engineer and got some smarts upstairs and didn't talk about it too much. >> witnesses say the plane crashed in windy conditions shortly after takeoff from lake tahoe airport near highway 50. more details, a bay area play write saw the crash as it happened. in the south lake tahoe area to see one of his planes perform at a festival. just settled in when the plane crashed nearby. >> the whole house sort of jolted and it felt like an
earthquake and it didn't sound like an earthquake. >> the two went outside and realized it was actually a plane crash. it was only about ten feet from the house and the flames were moving quickly. the two were able to get to safety until firefighters arrived. 4:35. a lot of questions this morning after a bicycle oest was hit and killed by a muni bus in san francisco yesterday afternoon. these are photos from that scene. the crash happened on market near the montgomery street b.a.r.t. station. the bicyclist was between two buses when he lost his balance and he fell. he was crushed by one of the bus tires. police are investigating who is at fault because it's not clear the buses were supposed to be moving at the time. they're looking at surveillance video and reviewing witness statements. it is 4:35 right now and happening today, expect to see lots of officers on the streets of santa rosa, all part of a motorcycle safety enforcement operation. they'll be out watching for pedestrians and bicyclists. officers on duty throughout santa rosa focusing on areas with high numbers of accidents. if you're watching right now, you can say one thing, that
is you don't have columbus day off. let's check in with kari. >> you're up early and it will be a hot day. we'll be cranking up the air conditioning up on full blast this afternoon. not so much this morning as you head out the door and get this week started. even though it will be a long week. as we get a look at these highs today. 88 degree in san jose and dolores heights up to 77 degrees. today 92 in napa and brentwood 90 degrees and danville topping out at 91. we are seeing the widespread 90s, especially in the east bay and the tri-valley. this continues into tomorrow and you'll have a chance of rain this week. i'll show you that coming up in less than ten minutes. let's check in now with mike to see if there is any slow downs yet. >> not yet, kari. very light and we talked about some schools and some businesses get the day off. we'll see how that affects your flow of traffic. no problem, light traffic here and as your map shows, the north bay moves nicely. richmond san rafael bridge and no problems for the upper east
shore or coming out of walnut creek or 24. construction eastbound 24 and that will slow you and also west 580 will slow you towards grand avenue. the rest of the bay at speed, guys. coming up next, taking a stand against mascots. the move from governor brown that will phase out that controversial term for native americans. got a tip for nbc bay area's investigative unit? call 1-888-996-tips or e-mail t firstname.lastname@example.org. now to an investigative unit
exclusive: ==scott/ots== when federal workers blow the whistle about safety issues -- regula to an investigative unit exclusive. when federal workers blow the whistle about safety issues, regulators are supposed to respond swiftly but our investigative unit uncovered data showing what actually happened. we looked at all the complaints filed with osha whistleblower protection program nationwide in 2014 it took osha more than a year to investigate and close out most complaints. the law says it's supposed to be done in 90 days or less. we learned fewer than 2% of the cases that osha investigates actually result in a positive finding of merit to the whistleblowers. >> the national level, the osha program has been so counterproductive that i view it as a trojan horse. it's an agency. >> osha declined to be
interviewed, but the director said the agency spent more than a year improving training for osha. hear from an investigator who was fired for speaking out. what he said whistleblowers need to know. that's an investigative report tonight at 6:00 and 11:00. if you have a tip for the unit, call 888-996-tips. a new ban on mascots some find offensive. governor brown recently signed a california racial mascots act. the new law will phase out the use of a term for native americans some considered insulting. the law applies to public schools where the term is sometimes used as a school or athletic team mascot. in the meantime, governor also vetoed a bill that would ban schools, parks or other public properties being named with a confederacy. deciding what on their own to name a building. congressional investigation
4:44 right now. coming off a pretty nice weekend, although quite warm yesterday at the pumpkin patch. >> yeah, it will be even warmer today and tomorrow. so, we're getting ready for some summer-like weather into the next couple of days. let's get a live look outside right now as we get a view of the bay bridge, we see that things are just flowing. you see the car lights just
rolling on across. so, obviously, they have to work on this columbus day. and it's nice and cool outside. we are starting out with mostly clear skies, it's 50 degrees in the north bay. in the south bay 58 degrees. a look at those highs today. yes t will be hot. mainly some upper 80s across most of the bay area and lower 80s in the east bay and peninsula and tri-valley highs today up to 93 degrees in san francisco. a high of 78 can grdegrees and much of a wind to give you some relief. our winds coming in from the north, not much of an onshore flow. more of a land breeze blowing off shore throughout the day and our winds only at about maybe up to ten miles an hour throughout the afternoon. so, a look at all the microclimates, once again. up to 89 degrees in los gastos and foster city and embarcadero at 78 degrees and 90 in santa rosa and brentville and danville up to 91 degrees. now, we are dealing with some high heat because of high
pressure. just to the east of us, once again, keeping us from getting an ocean breeze. into the next couple of days, we will have highs into the 70s along the coast and 90s inland. but look at how hose temperatures shift. we will have highs over 100 degrees tomorrow. but the good news is that tracking a chance of rain. one for wednesday, not really being picked up on the computer models and check out what happened on saturday. i know, it's going to be the weekend and watching a chance, a pretty good chance of some rain moving in, at least at this point it lookz like a good chance. we'll keep you up to date on that. mike takes you to oakland. >> driving on the road there, folks. going north past the high street and a good flow of traffic. let's look at your map and show a nice nothingness right here as far as incidents for 880 and not even the early start for ant ya antioch and this construction sign. this construction approaching
west grand avenue for west 580 coming into the maze. that's overnight crews and should show more slowing over the next few. looking at the upper east shore and north bay an easy drive on the map and peninsula and south no no problems. back to you. employees at twitter could be worried about security as they head back to work. >> we turn to landon dowdy live at cnbc world headquarters. good morning. >> scott and laura, good morning to you both. stocks start the week off with a little bounce but futures are flat. the markets as measured by the s&p index are coming off the best week of the year. earning season gets under way this week with several big names to drive action on wall street. look at results for jpmorgan, citigroup and ge. on friday, the dow rising 33 points to 17084. the nasdaq closing up 19 to 4830. gas prices barely budging in the past two weeks, even as oil
prices roseanne industry survey says the national average fell to $2.34 a gallon and that's down 52 cents since midjune and more than 90 cents a year ago. >> twitser planniter is plannin. it comes as twitter is restructuring its engineering organization to make it more efficient. the company has about 4,100 employees in 35 offices around the world. >> landon, thank you. new details this morning about the house benghazi committee. a former staffer is opening up about how the focus of the probe turned from the attack to something else. something he's described as a partisan investigation. major bradley is an air force intelligence officer who got fired in june from his job on the benghazi committee. he said gop lawmakers initially looking into what happened in lib
libya focused to hillary clinton's private server. he lost his job for resisting that order to shift along with them. >> i'm scared. i'm going up against powerful people in washington. i was fired for conduct a nonpartisan, thorough investigation. >> house committee members vigorously deny his accusations. but at the same sentiment has been echoed recently by hillary clinton and may have contributed to kevin mccarthy pulling out of the race for the new house speaker. happening today o, climate change will be the focus of a bay area presented by a major white house player. stafford alum susan rice will speak at her alum. the national security adviser and also the former u.s. ambassador to the united nations. today's lecture will address climate change as it relates to national security and it starts at 4:30 this afternoon. soon you'll be able to get your driver's license and vote at the same time. governor brown signed a bill over the weekend automatically registering voters when they get a new license or renew an old
one. the idea is to get more californians to the polls. the move follows oregon. earlier this year, that state adopted the nation's first automatic voter registration law. auto pilot not just for airplanes. this week tesla will roll out new airplanes. tesla ceo elon musk will make that announcement. drivers of the model f car will download new software thursday. their cars will be able to parallel park on otheir own and change lanes automatically when the turn signal is on. the auto pilot features are meant to be used on highways and relatively simple roads. double check that lotto ticket. maybe buy a few tesla, you could be $15 million richer. >> no one coming forward to get it. safeway on branham lane. do listen carefully 37, 34, 28,
33, 21. mega number is 17. what would you do if you won the big prize? we ask eed safeway shoppers. >> we would keep very little for us and help those around the world that really are suffering. so many people, like especially in south carolina. so many people that are suffering. >> that's what i would do, too. she's referring to the massive flooding. meanwhile, the owner of the safeway store, safeway, will get $75,000 for selling the winning ticket. 4:51 right now. coming up, artifacts not seen by the public for years. bones from under the berkeley bell tower.
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welcome back on this monday morning. it's 4:53. >> early on a monday. all right. the weather will feel like summer, right, kari? >> feeling like summer the next couple of days. this weekend we'll have a chance of rain moving into the bay area. at this point t looks like we could see some of that. we'll keep tracking that and, of course, changing the forecast as necessary. but our temperatures will be cooler. so, looking much better as we head towards the end of the week. at least the cooler temperatures should arrive. i'll keep you up to date on "tod today's numbers and let's check in with mike taking us to san jose. >> few headlights northbound and even fewer heading south. we'll look at 101 overall and the rest of san jose with no delays. road crews and typical through downtown or the downtown area for 280 right at 87. let's move through the tri-valley. little slowing right by me here and we're looking at the slowing there, i'll check on any
incidents. no problems for the bay bridge with a live look just like this. a smooth, easy, light drive and off to the right slowing down a tad bit. a couple cars waiting. if you live in the east bay and notice that your water tastes slightly different this morning, it's fine. still clean water. the san francisco public utilities commission is looking at some changes to the regional water system and they're testing out an aqua duct that hasn't been used in 30 years. now, crews are still making sure it works in case we have another dry year. the test will last until wednesday. the water entirely safe to drink. but chilling it might cut down on the odor or the taste. it's 4:55 right now. it was a feeding frenzy this weekend in the san francisco bay. do want to warn you the video we're about to show you may be disturbing to watch. some visitors of alcatraz caught what appears to be a white shark at lunchtime. we're told it happened about noon saturday and the shark was
eating a seal. whi white sharks can occasionally be seen in the bay, along with a lot of swimmers. but maybe the big alcatraz swim people do, fortunately, no one was hurt. hundreds of thousands of fossils getting new life in the east bay. they have been hidden for most of the century right under the berkeley bell tower. only a few select people have seen what was a restricted area and mammoth tusks and they say the fossils are key to understanding the california ice age some 30,000 years ago. >> we had camel in california and mammals and giant saber-tooth cats. we had dire wolf. >> they are removed from the tower and brought out and cleaned and analyzed. >> experts say the bones could reveal why these animals became extinct and how humans and climate change played a part.
fossils all cataloged online. >> pretty amazing. 4:56 right now. coming up get your gourds ready. the pumpkin weigh in is getting under way this morning. delays across airports across america today are expected to trickle in today. what to expect if you're traveling by air, next. got a tip for nbc bay area investigative uniisn't call 1-888-996-tips or e-mail t email@example.com. glitch creates a commuter
nightmare. the latest on the travel trouble. a computer glitch creates an airport nightmare. the latest on airport delays and what you need to know if you're trying to get off the ground. a small plane crash near lake tahoe claims the life of two. how a bay area man is connected to what is now an f paaa investigation. i'm bob redell take you live here to half moon bay to show you how this year's drought could affect the pumpkins at this year's weigh off. that story coming up after "today in the bay" continues. it is, indeed, a monday. good morning, thank you for joining us. i'm scott mcgrew in for sam brock. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> not bad for a drought. >> 4:59 right now. the morning just rushing along,
kari, for a monday. >> rushing along, especially if you don't have to work. you're enjoying it at home. i don't know why you're up this early. if you do have to work, you're heading out the door and in the upper 50s all across the bay and north bay 52 degrees and a hot afternoon, especially in the north bay and south bay, as well as the tri-valley as we get a look now at san francisco. you see a few clouds there. let's check in now with mike to see what's happing in the tri-valley. >> kari, folks love it so much they set their alarm on a holiday. it's so early the traffic is so light through the area even a couple slower vehicles will mess up that data and back to the speed limit there as well as the rest of your bay. couple overnight road crews and check through san rafael and the light volume of traffic continuing novato down to the golden gate. two people in the hospital after a car drove down an embank