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about the heat. >> it's still going to be hot again today, not much cooling unless you're right there along the coast and the beach. half-moon bay you've been hot the past couple days, expect it to come down a little bit more, also in san francisco, but the valleys are still going to be reaching into the upper 80s and low 90s. with he set a record yesterday in san jose. we're going to still be close to a record today, also a record set in nk could cord today up to 91 degrees, oakland 82 today, 87 redwood city, san francisco low 80s in the mission district and the north bay upper 80s in napa and santa rosa. we will talk more about this and when it does finally cool off, but mike has another car fire, this time on the peninsula. >> that's right, kari. we have had about three vehicle fires over the course of the morning, the first one was on the peninsula overnight and now this one as well. your speed sensors are looking great around the bay, 101 south of 9 the 2 around the harbor off ramp, we are hearing that the
off ramp will have to be closed for a few minutes because of that car fire. no reports of a crash. i hope it's not a fuel spril because that can get more complicated for a number of reasons. on the other side of the bay a smooth flow. typical slowing towards hayward. >> new this morning the san francisco 49ers are teaming up with law enforcement to call for a ban of bump stocks on guns. they are also calling for better relations between police and community. "today in the bay's" bob redell is live outside of levi stadium. this is something you don't hear about too often. what prompted the 49ers to reach out to law enforcement? >> reporter: correct. good morning, marcus and laura. we're still waiting to hear from the 49ers but keep in mind this pledge comes in the wake of the controversy surrounding nfl players taking a knee during the national anthem. that's a movement that started here at levi stadium by former quarterback colin kaepernick, a movement that critics see not
only as disrespectful to the flag but to the military and law enforcement as well. later this morning the 49ers, the san jose police officers association and several other poas from the west coast and new york will sign a so-called pledge for a more understanding and safer america. all who sign will promise to push for legislation that bans the bump stock mechanism that turns semi-automatic ep p weapons into fully auto like the weapon the shooter had when he killed all those people in las vegas. additionally the pledge will call for a ban on armor piercing bullets and silencers. we will advocate for better mental health services and the 49ers will also team up with police to create public service announcements to foster better relations between officers and the community. >> when we talked about players talking and players kneeling is we are asking now the to kneel. come take a seat at the table. be a leader. be a leader like some of the associations that have come across the nation.
be a leader like ted gerken and his executive team. he is one of the owners that have reached out to law enforcement to sit down and make a pledge on concrete issues. >> reporter: eight law enforcement organizations are signing today's pledge including the san jose police officers association who we just heard from. also unions representing officers from los angeles, portland, santa clara county, along with the sergeant's benevolence association of the nypd. the 49ers have pledged a half million dollars to this campaign and are asking other nfl teams to join them in this pledge. reports live here outside levi stadium in santa clara, bob redell, "today in the bay." >> hope to see more teams join. thanks so much. 6:03. no you to a with a rng for international travelers. new rules will go into effect for passengers flying into the u.s. this comes after the trump administration ordered tightened security screenings at airports. "today in the bay's" pete suratos is live at san francisco
international airport. what's this mean for travelers and, pete, this also comes with something no traveler wants to hear could mean more time at the airport. >> reporter: good morning to you, marcus. it really remains to be seen how much more time this will be for passengers when flying internationally and coming back to the u.s., but this was a deadline set by the -- as far as parents implementing these new security guidelines. this is going to apply to every single international flight coming into the u.s. here is what they will be looking for specifically, closer inspections of personal electronic devices as well as more security in passenger areas around around the aircraft. there's also going to be more thorough interviews with passengers checking in with the hopes of identifying terrorists. these changes were announced this past summer after intelligence suggested isis was able to smuggle explosives into laptops. one of the top concerns for homeland security are that terrorists can travel through multiple countries before boarding the flight to the u.s. i did get a chance to speak with
a passenger who has taken a quick trip to asia about what he's going to encounter when he returns to the u.s. >> obviously it just makes it slightly more difficult. it's a continuation of security theater it's been going on since 9/11 and you are either used to it or not. >> reporter: now, airlines such as delta airlines are advising folks to get there early to prepare for some of these new security esh am urs auto. a lot of airports have already put these measures in place so you might not notice much of a change. live at sfo, pete suratos for "today in the bay." >> coverage of this story continues on the "today" show at 7 a.m. now to a story you will only see on nbc bay area. this morning exclusive details in the kate steinle murder trial. we have obtained video from the day of that tragic shooting. the footage was shown to jurors yesterday.
it's from a fire boat and it shows the minutes before the shooting at san francisco pier 14. the images are grainy, but that green arrow is highlighting a chair that the defendant josé ines garcia zarate reportedly sat on. the defense argues several people were hovering around the chair and they may have left the weapon used in the shooting. the point being the video might cast doubt that zarate stole the gun from the car of a federal agent. >> we looked at that, we identified a grouping of, you know, six people gathered at that very seat, not in the general vicinity, but at that very seat. >> people in the courtroom gasped as the video was shown. testimony continues this morning. 6:06. the suspect accused in the shooting of four people in lake county this week is expected to enter a plea. police say that this is surveillance video of 61-year-old alan ashmore, he answered to 22 charges in court
yesterday, accused of shooting and killing his father and another man near his clearlake home on monday. two other victims including a chp officer suffered minor injuries. ashmore will be back in court in two weeks. new this morning up to a dozen football players at antioch high school have been disciplined after they reportedly sexually harassed a group of girls. the school's principal tells the east bay times six members of the junior varsity football team made profane, vulgar and sexually explicit comments monday as female students walked by the locker room. the incident happened a week after some players attended a seminar on sexual assault and bullying. tomorrow's football game has been canceled. etch tears, students and staff in san francisco will head back to schools this morning worried about their water. concerns about led contamination are prompting school leaders to shut down drinking fountains at three schools. samples from taps at westportel and malcolm x elementary schools along with international high school contained elevated led
levels. the problem is due to country and medal leeches leaching into the water. the actual water supply is considered safe. the skooless will provide bottled water until those problems are fixed. >> you get ready to head out this morning right now at 6:08 packing the backpack and it's going to be in the upper 50s so you may need a jacket and later on today that jacket will end up in the backpack as our temperatures make it into the lower 80s as you're getting ready to walk home from school in san jose. as we check out that school day forecast for oakland, 59 degrees at 8:00 as the bell rings and then they head out for recess with temperatures quickly warming into the low 70s. 78 degrees on the way home so it's going to be a nice day at least for the start but a very warm afternoon. more on that in just a few minutes, but, mike, you're hearing about a crash now on the about books. >> you don't want to hear the words crash and bay bridge for the morning romp, you also don't want to hear this, let's show
you the bay bridge backup. on the san francisco side we have the words vehicle won't start, that's bad news as well. a fender-bender sounded like not a big deal but now one of those vehicles has to be cleared so they are waiting for a pusher truck so i think they are going to have to brute force it off there at the treatment exit. you see the slowly starting already, we marked it on the map and the commuter caught up with us. there is slowly into san francisco. hopefully that will clear quickly. the rest of your bay shows an easy drive, mild slowing for hayward and the tri-valley shows this, a typical build, actually a lighter than typical build coming through pleasanton. coming up next on "today in the bay," questions surrounding one bay area city's airbnb policy, this comes after a party erupted in gunfire forcing neighbors to take action. and uber says it has a super offer. we will take a look at that when "today in the bay" continues.
right now at 6:12 we are still about an hour and 15 minutes away from sunrise so still all dark as we take a live look outside in san jose, also cool, too. let's go to the neighborhood of evergreen where this warms up quickly by 10:00 per we are at 70 degrees and going to see those temperatures make it up to 90 today. so a quick rise as it will be another hot day. our temperatures close to record, but how long will we have to deal with this?
i will let you know that's in the forecast coming up at about 6:17. we are looking at about 21 for those minutes traveling southbound 880 from the dumbarton bridge. i got an update on the bay bridge crash as well. we will give you that update coming up. it is 6:13 right now. a recent shootout at a san francisco house party is putting new pressure on short term rental companies to follow regulations, it happened two weeks ago at a home in bernal heights, police say gang members fired at each other during a crowded party leaving two people injured. the house was being listed illegally on sights like airbnb and vrbo. that's because the homeowner lives overseas and the home was not registered. one supervisor points out the city has regulations that should have prevent it had from being offered as a short term rental. >> had airbnb not sued the city preventing it from being implemented we would have prevented this horrific incident
in the city. >> airbnb recently settled that lawsuit is now starting to comply, but at a meeting in bernal heights last night neighbors are arguing that it's not happening fast enough and they made that connection. continuing coverage now of a story our scott mcgrew first reported here on "today in the bay" yesterday. the amazon key, this is the company's way of letting you unlock your door remotely and let the delivery person leave the package inside your home. the reaction is one of concern over safety. this morning on "today" jo ling kent has a look at the safety issues. >> the idea here is to prevent porch pirates from stealing your stuff but of course this convenience is a double-edged sword. coming up this morning on the "today" show we will talk about that, what that means to have someone you don't know enter your home and drop off a package and of course all the cyber security threats that come along with this. coming up on the "today" show in just about 45 minutes. new this morning sales of new homes in the u.s. have soared to the highest level in a
decade. the commerce department says new home sales jump 18.9% in september to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 667,000. that's most since october of 2007. it's a sign americans who have been una i believe to find existing homes are urng it to new construction. here in the bay area new study is showing the bay area cities with the fastest rising rents. according to data we uncovered from zumper.com. rent in mountain view, petaluma and walnut creek continue to soar. confusion this morning about how much you will be able to put into your 401(k). >> scott mcgrew has been on the phone with congress people in washington. a really big fight ahead. >> we thought this fight had been totally settled. remember a couple days ago the president declared there was no way the republican tax plan was going to slash thement a of money you would be able to put in your 401(k) tax deferred. right now that limit is $18,000, the republican tax proposal had suggested dropping that to
around $2,000 to which the president said absolutely not, that would be an increase on the middle class taxes. we thought that was over, it was a done deal. so, too, did the president. take a listen. >> i wanted to end that quickly. 401(k)s to me are very important and they're important because that's one of the great benefits to the middle class. i didn't want that to go too far that's why i entded it very quickly shoo except it's not over. it's still in the republican plan as of this morning. we will talk more about this tax issue coming up in a half an hour when we talk politics. tesla has reportedly laid off hundreds of workers from solar city. you will recall tesla bought solar city late last year. this comes after hundreds of layoffs at tesla in each case tesla says it's letting poor performers go. tesla ceo elon musk was scheduled to show off a new truck today but they delayed that to concentrate on increasing the production of the model 3. hundreds of thousands of people have put down a deposit on model 3 but tesla hasn't made very
many of them. tesla shares fell 3.5% on wednesday. watch twitter, the company says it's closer to making a profit. markets saw their worst day in two months yesterday and it's the bears fault. >> no. >> it is the bears fault right there. don't bring a bear to the market. >> how about a bull. >> all the bulls you want, never bears. rookie mistake. >> inks that, scott. game on, baseball fans in game two of the world series last night houston evened things out one apiece with a wild 1 # 1 winning win, george spinner's home run capped eight home runs in a world series game. astros 7. rival giant fans could appreciate last night's first pitch which included legendary dodgers broadcaster vin gully.
>> it's time for dodger baseball. >> isn't that great? i love vin scully. >> nearly 90 years old, he actually retired from broadcasting last year after calling dodgers games since 1950. >> doesn't he look great? >> he does. >> able to get around, walk around and still has that voice. >> chaist i can voice. you can't beat it. that and a dodger dog. >> still a giants fan. >> of course. of course. all right. it's going to feel like baseball weather around here. >> for a little while longer, it's still really hot, feels like summer out there, we are going to move forwards football weather heading into in ex week and finally in time for halloween. as we start out this morning you're walking out the door, it feels cool, look how busy it is out in oakland. i go he is this is normal for this time, but you may have the
heater on inside the car, look at these temperatures, it's in the upper 50s in oakland, 54 degrees in livermore and then look at fairfield, we have dropped down to 48 degrees there, 62 in san francisco and then as we check out these high temperatures today, pretty much like yesterday, no i think maar changes here. it's still going to be close to setting new records, we had a new record in concord yesterday, also in san jose, it's going to be up to 91 degrees there. oakland up to 82 degrees, mid 80s for san mateo and san francisco and the embarcadero 80 degrees and upper 80s again for the north bay. we are trying to make plans and if you want to get out early for a morning jog in san jose i think anytime before noon is good, but then as we approach that noon hour it's going to be up to 80 degrees and it quickly continues to go up from there. now, let me know, what do you think is it too warm for you? i had ellen say she is he a ready for the rain and fall-like weather, linda was like i like this extension of summer and
lisa was like i'm ready to wear my hoodie. everyone has a different opinion. still warm for today and tomorrow and then cooling down, lisa, you will be able to put on your hoodie next he can would. we are going to have that cooler weather coming in just in time for halloween. costumes, all of the layers, looks pretty good. we will be dropping down into the upper 40s. we will talk more about that. mike is updating the crash now on the bay bridge. >> and that's kind of call i hear on my facebook page is traffic and the bay bridge. here is the issue over there, we have the bay bridge backup at the metering lights, no you that is to be expected but we have another issue, the crash west 80 at fremont we had the crash now moved to the shoulder, there is a little recovery for those speeds but still maybe six weeks might still be there and the crews that are helping them out so that will be a distraction, still recovery from the tunnel over in towards san francisco for west 80 lanes again are clear, just have that distraction. we will get a quick look at the rest of your bay, south bay and peninsula very light right now, starting to build for hayward
and the san mateo bridge west 92. let's get you out to waze again. you were wondering about that problem for the bay bridge. driving from berkeley in towards san francisco that purple route across the bridge takes you just over 50 minutes, you might want to thinking about taking the richmond to san rafael bridge, it's just about the same. join nbc bay area wazers, that's the team that will be revealed behind the could you tell waze icon. we will ride along with you. back to you. we want to he will it you about disturbing new evidence in a high profile kidnapping investigation. >> like in the headphones, i'm totally freaking out thinking somebody -- >> what newly released 911 calls are revealing about a reading mother's kidnapping. and the "today in the bay" team is on social media and, do you know what, you can talk to us. want to know how we would feel if a gun store moved into your
disappeared during jogging. 22 days later on thanksgiving a trucker found her. she was battered and abandoned in yolo county. investigators released fbi sketches this week of two women that she claims abducted and abused her, however, detectives say male dna as well as female dna was found on her clothing and her husband's 9 the 11 call was released. >> i just drove down there and i saw her phone with her headphones because she started running again, i found her phone and it has hair ripped out of it in the headphones, i'm totally freaking out thinking somebody grabbed her. >> okay. what's your address? >> investigators say keith papini passed a polygraph test. they also revealed days before she is disappeared she exchanged text messages with a michigan man who she planned to meet when he came west on business. detectives questioned him but the main was cleared.
when papini was found she said she had not been sexual assaulted but her kidnappers branded her. investigators say the scar is on papini's shoulder but they didn't say what the marking was. the "today" show is going to continue our coverage on this story this morning. gadi schwartz will have more coming up at 7:00. the much anticipated release of long sealed government documents side to the assassination of president john kennedy. the warren commission ordered the documents sealed after investigating the assassination in the 1960s. president trump says that he is allowing the release of those files by congress approved 25 years ago for the year 2017. the hope is that those into ills will clear up conspiracy theories that lee harvey oswald may not have a contactacted alo >> the real story maybe is that the cia knew only seven weeks before the assassination that oswald may have threatened the president, he returned to america in early october and did
what the cia always does, they told no one. >> you can see more of that interview coming up on the "today" show. also on its website the national archives will release more than 3,000 top secret documents. coming up next, breaking now in contra costa county a manhunt for a driver who hit an 80-year-old man crossing the street and then took off. the same level of scrutiny)÷ for a renewal as for an initial application, that is the main change for the h-1b visa holders. what it means for them and for the companies that bring them here. you're watching "today in the bay." oh, you brought butch.
(vo) you can never have too many faithful companions. introducing the all-new crosstrek. love is out there. find it in a subaru crosstrek. taking a live look outside from downtown pleasanton. right now the time is 6:30 on this thursday morning. taking a live look now outside of downtown pleasanton. a nice little place to go this morning. looks nice and cool to stroll. >> always pleasant in plooeds. >> -- pleasanton. a hot one throughout the day. i'm marcus washington into and i'm laura garcia. let's get the forecast with meteorologist kari hall. >> no major changes today. we have been feeling some temperatures well above average for this time of year, kind of feeling more like summer rather than fall, san francisco again back in the low 80s this afternoon and a little bit cooler for tomorrow with some upper 7.0s. we will continue to have cooler weather in the forecast as we head into next week and it will be about time.
it will be halloween, but we are going to have a couple more days with those highs in the upper 80s inland. we will talk about the weekend forecast coming up in seven minutes. mike is tracking a closure on the peninsula. >> off highway 101 this has been going on for about a half an hour. the speed sensors don't look like a problem, but the marina off ramp coming down through belmont an earlier car fire had chp close that off ramp, still closed, if it is still closed by the time you get there get off at holly and loop back on he will cam know or the northbound side. getting down to the south bay a minor crash shorpd on the shoulder of 101 lawrence expressway, a mild build for san jose and silicon valley. at 6:31 breaking news we're following overnight out of the east bay. police in pleasant hill looking for a driver who hit an 80-year-old man sending him to the hospital. the victim was found bleeding from the head on the sidewalk
near the bed, bath and beyond store at gregory lane and contra costa boulevard. we checked in with investigators who say they are he a running on few leads but a vehicle may have some minor damage to it they're looking for it. victim is expected to survive. the president trump administration is making an immigration policy change that could have a big impact on silicon valley companies. >> the renewal process for the h-1b visa program will be more time consuming and complicated. "today in the bay" kris sanchez joins us from scott mcgrew with the impact this could have on local companies and the community as well. >> good morning. this would be like the dmv making you take the driving test and the written test every single time you need to renew your driver's license instead of just renewing that license based on the fact that you already fulfilled those requirements. sort of like that. that's what we're talking about this morning. according to the u.s. customs and immigration service as of this week h-1b visa holders will
face the same level of scrutiny for a visa renewal as they did for that initial application. only 65,000 h-1b work visas are granted every year, a few more for education visas. now, a new change means that every one to three years visa holders would have to provide proof of a job with a sponsoring company, copy of that i ever passport, their degrees, their transcripts, a letter of current and their previous employment. previously the administration already stopped the fast track for h-1b visas. tech companies like google and apple depend on h-1b visas for some of the highly skilled workers that they need. this will be stressful for the visa holder and the family and a burden for companies which often do a lot of the legwork for employees that they want to bring here, but the trump administration says that this is truly about cracking down on abuses of the h-1b visa program and also about protecting workers and making sure they
have a fair shot at some of those highly skilled high paying jobs. in j is, kris sanchez, "today in the bay." 6:34 right now, now to a big development in a story we've been following nor years here on "today in the bay." it looks like martins beach in san mateo county will remain open to the public. the california supreme court has declined to hearen a a beach from the beach's bhl nare owner. that means a lower court ruling requiring the beach to be open to the public will stand. for years the beach was a popular public disnaegs. the sun micro systems owner bought it and closed it off for public access. it should be now open to the public. i don't ut rage in one peninsula city. people say they weren't warned with a new store opening up that sells guns. a dozen people showed up at the san carlos city council meeting last night asking leaders to stop turner's outdoorsmen from
moving in. they learned the chain to sell the guns was preparing to open a retail center via social media. >> if you go into any of the down unto areas or retail areas it's teaming with children. we want to make sure that the ps shos that come into this area reflect that. >> the san carlos city manager says the store needs the police chief to approve a security plan because it sells guns but there is no requirement to inform the public about the opening. the city council is considering changing that rule. with he did reach out to the company for its reaction but haven't heard back. new this morning parents in piedmont reportedly is volunteering concerns about a piedmont high school teacher recently investigated for inappropriate behavior. east bay times recording administrators and police have loo kd into the teacher's actions and complaints from some female students but so far they have determined the actions did not amount to abuse or miss con ukt did. the district allowed the teacher to return to work after a three week leave of absence outraging
some parents. and this morning in the south bay the seven continues for two men accused in a homicide. police released video and they say that these men are part of a criminal group parting high end brothels across the bay area. police say these men three others arrested innings la less county. investigators say the group is responsible for a string of violent trials. that includes the execution style shooting in a north san jose apartment last month. police say that the men targeted both else in san jose, milpitas, fremont and south san francisco all within about 48 hours. new details on the new 680 express lanes in contra costa county. it's been a couple weeks since the lanes opened and we are taking a close look at how it's all going. according to a new report more than 22,000 new flex tags have been activated since those lanes opened. it's about the same amount activated when the 580 express lanes opened back in february of 2016. solo drivers with fast track can
use those lanes with a fee that adjusts depending on the traffic levels. and those traffic levels change throughout the morning and we're seeing over in that area we're seeing a build. let me show you the sensors we see the south bay the build for silicon valley, northbound and of course southbound for 880 through hayward and union city coming through you that same stretch 680 shows slowing around oak park boulevard south of 242. there is a crash just got moved to the shoulder we should see residual slowing but the build off of 242 and concord that's an issue as well as over here getting to if a fate as you're passing through the area off of the walnut creek interchange. you also see highway 4, there is a new crash reported at san marcos, it's been a tougher drive in through concord. you see over on the left side, too, of your screen showing on the east shore freeway and look we've already jumped up to about 40 minutes of travel time from highway 4 to the bay bridge toll plaza that's the unpleasant news, the good news no crashes
there and the rest of the maze looks good. >> avoid the red there. there are so many costume parties and celebrations and that last weekend before halloween everyone wants to head out to the pumpkin maze. so i've got you covered here. let's check out that forecast overall for safety, the coast will be cooler at 66 degrees, the bay at 77, but still pretty warm inland but it will be cooling off on sunday, 76 degrees for the valleys and the coast at 65 degrees. you may be heading to santa rosa to the pumpkin patch on saturday and this goes on all day long. we start out with temperatures in the upper 60s at 11:00, mid 7.0s by early afternoon, eventually peaking at about 82 degrees. if you want the cooler weather go early in the morning or later in the evening especially if you will be wearing a cost um auto. how about this wrapping up the
weekend at the winchester mystery house with and candlelight tour on sunday night, it will be in the upper 60s and a bone chilling 51 degrees after midnight. so just one of the many events going on around the bay area. maybe you will go for a sunrise hoo i can in muir woods, cool to start with, high too urs in the low 7.0s on saturday, sunday cooler with lower 60s if you want the hotter weather head down to paso robles. sunday it will be in the lower 80s, cooling off just a bit. if you are going out to the beach maybe down to santa bar bra it will be in the mid 70s by the end of the week. the weekday probably saturday up to 80 degrees. get a personalized forecast for your weekend plans, so many events going on and people heading all around. so just let me know and they can i can fill you in on how to tress or maybe how to get your costume together. >> oh, gosh, yeah, i'm certainly
hanging out with you, you've always got great events. 6:39 coming up next on "today in the bay" new this morning how the 49ers and law enforcement are coming together to try to save lives. and the president has new claims about a dossier this morning and we will set it straight with a fact check. we're following wall street. the dow up 100 points, 102 points there now, into you tour points to a higher open ahead of amazon's earnings. the time 6:40. you )re watching today in the taking a live look outside from the golden gate bridge this morning. traffic picking up through there. a lot more news to come.
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happy friday eve. it is 6:43 as you get ready to head out the door let's take a live look outside in san jose. a cool start, all clear, and we go to nearby santa clara to check out the temperature trend for the day. at 7:00 we will be in the upper 50s, mid 60s by 9:00 and then by noon as you get ready to head out it's going to start to heat up, upper 70s and we will continue to rise from there into the upper 80s later today. we are about to shake this shot weather. we will talk about that in five minutes. the bay bridge notice this weird traffic pattern over on the lower lanes, the lanes on your left approach.
why i think that shift is happening right now. and 6:43. new this morning a live look at levi stadium, that's where the san francisco 49ers will team up with police officers association to call for stronger gun control and better regulations between police -- relations, rather, between police and the community. the 9ers will join police unions for eight departments including oakland and san jose. they're calling for a ban on bump stocks for semi-automatic weapons. bump stocks are the device that is turn the las vegas massacre gunman into a virtual killing machine. today's pledge follows the controversy surrounding nfl players kneeling for the national anthem. police groups see today's announcement as progress. >> jed york and his executive team he is one of the only owners that has reached out to law enforcement to sit down and make a pledge on concrete issues. >> you may remember colin kaepernick last year started the
entire kneeling protest. today's pledge will call for a ban on armor piercing bullets and next generation silencers. opinion is shifting in favor of athletes protesting during the national anthem, that's according to a new poll out from hbo real sports and maris. 51% say they oppose rules requiring players to stand during the national anthem. 47% support the rules. statistically speaking it's a tie but a shift in favor of athletes from results a year ago when 43% thought players should be allowed to protest. san francisco leaders are reportedly questioning the work habits of a key emergency service worker and whether it contributes to the problems during the intense september heat wave. triple digit heat left much of the city paralyzed and emergency workers every whelmed. the department of emergency management deputy director lives nowhere near san francisco. according to that report he telecommuted through most of the
heat wave from sacramento. that's 87 miles away. they are calling that unacceptable. new this morning, talk about a ride, two major tahoe ski resorts may be connected by way of a 13,000 foot gondola. it's about two and a half miles in length. the group that owns skau valley and alpine meadows talk about constructing the california express. it may be up and running by the start of the 2019 season, but like a tricky slalom run there will be gates to clear first, for one environmental groups are already reportedly coming out against that plan. happening today if you ride bart you have probably seen people jumping the gate to avoid paying the fares. bart police are stepping up to crack down on the fare evaders. at a meeting this afternoon bart officials will discuss an ordinance that would implement a proof of payment fare checking system. it would impose fines on those
caught on the trains without paying. and the mysterious trump dossier is back in the thus this week. >> new revelation democrats they helped pay for it has the white house this morning. >> they will talk about the dossier to anyone who wants to listen, the white house will despite the fact they had pretty embarrassing allegations against the president in it. if you have not heard of this it was opposition research paid for by a republican to stop trump from winning the republican nomination. but when it became useless to republicans because trump won the nomination, democrats picked it up. the "washington post" earlier this week said the clinton campaign helped pay for it once the republicans stopped paying. now, the president has been making all kinds of claims, the dossier is fake, it's been disproven, the fbi paid for it, all things the republican -- the president has said not me, the democrats have been caught he says somehow. let's take a look at those point
by point. trump has tweeted several times the dossier has been discredited but parts have been proven true by our own intelligence agencies. he says it was a plan by the democrats but it was created by the republicans. and this one is clever, i like this one, he calls it the russian dossier. we do, too, sometimes. but the dossier contains allegations about what trump did in russia. it was written by an english man working for an american company based in washington, d.c. now, could there be some connection to the russians? absolutely because it seems like everything has a connection tots russians these days, but remember, the american intelligence community has said russians wanted trump to win not lose. the house may take the next step in tax reform as soon as today. that idea is to reduce the amount of money you can set aside tax free in your 401(k) is in that plan. republican lawmakers not backing down, even though the president specifically said he doesn't approve of it.
but this fellow, republican kevin brady on the house ways and means committee is writing the tax code that he says this morning it's still in. bottom line here is you've got an important republican writing the most important bill, the republicans are going to pass and he doesn't agree with the president. >> we examined the president's tweets and executive orders and speeches every day right here on "today in the bay." we'd like to hear from you. you can reach me on twitter @scottmcgrew. this is a story that all of us were talking about here yesterday, it's about a snake that was found on a bus. rumpelsnakeskin. he has a new home. we've been telling you about this all xdxdweek. the python found on a palo alto bus, the humane society said the 12-year-old from san mateo adopted the snake. look at her there. doesn't she look sweet? she does, and so does the snake. the snake won't be alone, she has three other snakes, a cat
and a dog. a future veterinarian there. >> as the snake gets bigger she may not have as many pets. >> how big is that da you go? >> nature. >> nature, it's going to be a hot one. >> it is going to be a hot day. we will have a few more days of this before we go back to some fall-like weather but as you get ready to head out it's cool, we do have cool mornings where you can open up the windows and let it cool down before it heats up. as we take a live look in dublin, sun starting to rise and it's all clear. that's what we are seeing all around the bay area. here is a look at those high temperatures, north bay back into the upper 80s, concord 91 degrees, a record high there yesterday and it's going to be still really hot today. we also had a record high set in san jose and today we will be up to 89 degrees. so we should be in the low 70s and it is well above that. so as you're getting dressed this morning you look out the window it's going to be another
day for the summer gear. if you are like me you like to bring your own shade especially if you're going to be outside for a long period of time so the floppy hat a good option, also something light weighed and light colored we advise that in the summertime, that includes short sleeves and sandals again today as we are going to have probably another day to head to the pool or beach. if you have to go to school you head out the door with cool temperatures in palo alto checking out that school bay forecast in the upper 50s, it quickly warms up. by the time of recess it will be in the mid 70s, you will be turning on the air conditioning as you go through that pickup line. in the east bay it's going to be best to head out early if you're going out to some of the parks and hiking trails by the middle of the afternoon we are in the mid to upper 80s. we will feel low 80s in san francisco today, 77 degrees tomorrow, we continue on with cooler weather by the end of the weekend and early next week and
for the inland valleys we don't have that cool down until sunday into halloween. we will talk more about that but mike has a crash at the bay bridge toll plaza. you see how the traffic now just starting to fill in the lanes as you get over toward the left side of the toll plaza. back here just before you get to the lane split we do have one crash blacking one of those lanes coming off of 580 and the maze causing this break here because most folks are funneling over to the fast track lanes. the crash still there. i haven't see flashing lights a right just yet. it's not adding to a lot of time as you're coming off the maze. it is adding to the transition off 580. the rest of the bay and the approach moving smoothly and something at the bay bridge typically has those crews handle it quickly. the rest of your typical commute for the south bay on the hayward side, we will talk about that in a second. this new crash south 101 around 92 may be an issue.
the harbor off ramp is still closed. let's look at waze getting over from union city to menlo park, the best route is the dumbarton bridge, if you take the san mateo bridge or 237 those two routes are the same time. back to you guys. coming up a quick look at the top stories on "today in the bay" including security changes coming to airports, what you need to know before heading out of the country. but first happening now breaking news an explosion and inferno at a firecracker factory in indonesia's capital leaves at least 47 people dead and dozens others injured. the first person sentenced over the corruption scandal surrounding fifa has been given eight months in prison. he admitted to accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars this bribes from a company trying to secure sports marketing contracts.
before you head out the door, here are the top stories on today in the bay-- first breaking news overnight welcome back, it's 6:56. here are the top stories we're covering on "today in the bay." >> first breaking news overnight out of the east bay, police in pleasant hill are looking for a driver who hit an 80-year-old man sending him to the hospital. the victim was found bleeding from his head on the sidewalk near the bed batting and beyond store at gregory lane in contra costa boulevard. investigators say that they are running a few leads but that
vehicle may have some minor damage to it. that victim is expected to survive. security measures will take effect for u.s. bound flights. this is a live look at sfo this morning. this could mean longer check in times at overseas airports for you. some airlines are telling passengers to arrive 30 to 60 minutes earlier than they normally would. among the top concerns terrorists who travel through multiple countries before boarding a flight to the u.s. the changes including closer inspections of personal electronic devices as well as beefed up security in passenger areas and around the aircraft itself. more thorough interviews with passengers as they check in. now to news out of washington where as soon as today congress may take the next step in approving a new spending plan and massive tax cuts. the house is expected to vote on a new budget that includes $1.5 trillion in tax cuts proposed by president trump. it's unclear if democratic lawmakers will have any say in
this new legislation briefly president trump promised those tax cuts will not impact 401(k) retirement accounts. the much anticipated release of long sealed government documents tied to the assassination of president john f. kennedy. the warren commission ordered the documents sealed after investigating the kennedy assassination in the 1960s. president trump says he is allowing the release of those files which congress actually approved 25 years ago for the year 2017. the hope is the files will clear up conspiracy theories that lee harvey oswald may not have acted alone. in game two of the world series last night houston evened things out one apiece with a wild 11 inning win. george springer's home run capped a record eight home runs in one world series game. final store astros 7, dodgers 6, game three is tomorrow night. >> that was a pretty good game last night.
>> it was. so we've got the day to do something great. >> i think so. especially early in the morning. that's when the temperatures will be coolest. it's going to warm up again this afternoon. san francisco in the low 80s and we will be cooling off over the next several days looking forward to returning to fall. inland valleys will be still in the upper 80s by the start of the weekend, but sunday is when the cooldown really starts to kick in. >> mike is tracking a crash at the bay bridge. >> the one i showed you is still there from a few means ago, you see cash lanes at the bottom those are looking good because there is a crash at the top of the screen which we can't get make out. i will show you the affect on your travel times out of the maze we do have a problem at the bottom of your screen, highway 24 jammed upcoming into the merge as you approach that because of that one lane blocked it's jamming up the cash lane approach but fast track is still moving. >> looks like a nice sunrise out there. that's what's happening "today in the bay." we will be back at 7:25 with a
live local news update. >> join us nbc bay area news at 11:00. >>. we have news and weather for you. >> and fun. >> we always have fun. good morning. now arriving. good morning. now good morning. now arriving. starting today, airport security screenings are being beefed up for anyone flying into the u.s. the new rules designed to make your travel safer, but how much slower should we all plan for? what republican rift? >> we have actually in the republican party in a true sense we have great unity. >> president trump claiming the gop is not divided, despite his exchange of fire with two key republican senators and his answer to critics who say he is uncivil. >> people don't understand, i went to an ivy league college, i'm a very intelligent person. >> the latest from washington