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12% to 16% the year before in 2014. this is the first time they have seen such a drastic shift. i thought everyone went shopping the day after thanksgiving. >> we'll see. black friday, we'll cover it here. bob redell will be there. new information we are learning about the former trump adviser in the spotlight, accused of lying about russian contacts. the opioid crisis hitting close to home. reducing congestion on bay area roadways. the program aimed at getting more to car pool at work. "today in the bay" continues right now. a very good tuesday morning to you. happy halloween. i'm laura garcia. >> i'm marcus washington. a lot of people getting ready and geared up for tonight. it's a big night for a lot of kids and parents. they want to know what it is going to be like.
>> it is going to be really cool and it may start out comfortable, but the temperatures will be dropping fast and the winds picking up, too. a cool and spooky halloween evening. here is a look at the high temperatures reaching the upper 60s for the inland valley. warmer than yesterday. along the coast, half-moon bay, 59 and 60 in san francisco. let's go to petaluma for the forecast. 5:00, 62 degrees. look at how quickly it drops to the lower 50s. yeah, get ready for that. we will talk about more microclimates in the trick or treat forecast coming up. mike said so far, a smooth drive. >> i'm glad about that forecast. the chocolate won't be melted when my children bring it back to me. over here a smooth drive. a nice drive from either side, that's the good news. we have the build for southbound 680. typical for pleasanton. everything is moving well. in fact, i'm not seeing as much
traffic as i expoktected. the travel times for highway 24, longer. there is a crash on the shoulder with minor slowing for the caldecut. no surprises. back to you. now to washington, d.c. where we may hear from former trump campaign chair paul manafort for the first time since he was charged with money laundering and tax evasion. he says the charges have nothing to do with the president, campaign or alleged collusion with russia. tracie potts is live on capitol hill with a guilty plea from a little known campaign adviser and where the investigation is headed next. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. that little known campaign adviser is george papadopoulos, someone you probably never heard before yesterday. he used to work with the trump
campaign. he is now cooperating with the government. former trump campaign chair, paul manafort and his business associate, rick gates face a dozen charges. they hid $75 million in after shore accounts, money earned years ago consulting for a russian backed ukrainian leader. >> there is no evidence that mr. manafort or the trump campaign colluded with the russian government. >> reporter: a guilty plea by a lesser known campaign adviser could be the link investigators were looking for. george papadopoulos admits, lying to the fbi about his russian contacts during the campaign. >> they had him out there playing dial a crook, calling people with wiretapped phone. i'll bet anything, they have a whole array of tapes. >> reporter: the white house insists papadopoulos's role was limited. >> a volunteer position. again, no activity was ever done in official capacity.
>> reporter: on capitol hill, democrats pointed fingers and republicans said little. >> that isn't our job, not our wheelhouse. >> reporter: some believe the seemingly unrelated manafort charges could connect to russia. >> they are looking at decades in prison. there's a tremendous incentive for them to come to prosecutors and say, we would like to cooperate. >> reporter: meantime, president trump is tweeting, quote, why aren't crooked hillary and the dems the focus? connection here. law enforcement officials say paul manafort forwarded an e-mail from that lower level policy staffer who pleaded guilty and by doing so may have suggested manafort, when he was at the top of the trump campaign knew about that russia connection. marcus and laura? >> thank you. coverage of the special counsel investigation alleged ties will
continue next on the "today" show coming up after "today in the bay" at 7:00 a.m. 6:04. new this morning, the search is on for an armed robber who stole opioids from an east bay pharmacy. thom jensen is live at the wall greens. the robbery is dealing with the opioid crisis. >> reporter: less than a week ago, laura, you remember the president declared opioid abuse a national, public health emergency and the robberies are symptoms of that abuse and the addiction to opioids. remember last month, we found out the bay area definitely is not immune to these robberies. we have seen several last month in danville with another one. the suspect there, they were able to get surveillance video and a picture of that. that man is still wanted by police. in this case, the thief jumped
over the pharmacy counter at 10:40 last night and threatened the pharmacist with a gun before stealing an opioid based drug. the thief then ran out of the store where we are now in the parking lot, took off on foot. they have not seen him since then. we looked at the data, 91 americans die every day from opioid abuse, five per day in california. since 1999, the death rate has increased 200% according to the center for disease control. that said, the rate of prescribing the drug, the key indicator dropped a bit thach. that shows california is doing better than most states in the nation. back on this case, a walnut creek department says it could have a picture of a suspect later this morning for us. live in walnut creek, thom
jensen, "today in the bay." police are asking any other robbery victims to come forward. what you are looking at is video showing a man walking up to an elderly woman and ripping off the jewelry from her neck. this 22-year-old was arrested for the crime. the victim's mom is relieved he only robbed her and didn't get more violent. he asked not to show his face. >> my mom was trying to, you know, push back and get the chain back. she is lucky she didn't get hurt. >> the suspect robbed at least seven women between july and september. this crime, caught on camera was in east san jose. police say carter was arrested in 2014 for a similar string of robberies. 6:07. the murder trial is under way for a man accused in a dui crash that killed a mother and her 14-month-old daughter. in may of 2015, rodriguez and
her daughter were killed when a car plowed into them at high speed. they were attending a party in a livermore home. two boys were also seriously injured. the suspect was drunk and had just left the arts and wine festival. jones' attorney admitted the involvement in the crash and argued the circumstances of the case did not amount to murder. new, contra costa county is adding perkings to the ride share program. it's a partnership with the county. here is how it works, download scoops app and find a ride. so far, they are getting a $2 discount. now drivers receive $2 reimbursement and free bart parking. we looked at the numbers. more than half a million seats go unused. good news, the nuns fire is
fully contained. the tubbs fire is 99% contained. there are some new challenges ahead with the rain coming this weekend, a toxic soup of chemicals could leak into storm drains and eventually into the bay. lead, mercury and arsenic are in the ashes of the homes destroyed in the wildfires. officials say they might use straw and bails of hay to keep the ashes from running off in local creeks. cal fire set up a task force for protection. right now, 6:09. as you get ready to head out to school in livermore, cool temperatures not only here, but around the bay area. upper 40s as you walk to school and mostly cloudy skies. we will get clearing today and then, by the time you pick the kids up, it will be in the mid-60s. if you are going trick or treating in livermore, it's going to be in the upper 60s at
5:00. the quickly falling temperatures that i have been telling you about, we go from 68 degrees at 5:00 to 38 degrees at 7:00. as soon as the sunsets, it will cool off fast. we'll take a look at the temperature trend for san jose. that's coming up in four minutes. mike takes us back there on the roads. >> a smooth drive right now. i'm expecting folks heading into the area getting out making it home before dark. we'll watch for that. we are looking at highway 24, an earlier crash reported. west 24, before the cadecott tunnel. we are not going to worry until we get an update. we have a slow drive at the toll plaza. the metering lights were on. the san mateo bridge as well. not a lot of folks heading to the peninsula. out the door.
head out the door and check out that temperature trend. low 50s throughout most of the morning. then, once we get the clearing skies, mid-60s today. it's cooler than where we should be for halloween. as we go into the forecast, it gets cooler. we'll talk about that as the rain moves in in five minutes. >> we have a crash reported for the area. the middle number is growing. we'll look at the surrounding traffic and the ripple effect. new details on contaminated water in san francisco public schools. we told you last week school leaders shut down drinking fountains at three campuses. we looked at data to see how bad the problem is. water from one fountain had lead levels nearly 60 times the
allowed amount. malcolm x schools are the other schools impacted. the district said the problem is due to plumbing. metal is leaching into the water. berkeley leaders debate changes. currently, berkeley officers are required to file reports when a weapon is used, or injury occurs. councilmembers consider changing the policy to include anytime force is used. the others is use of force by severity. tech companies are coming clean about their russian user. >> scott mcgrew joins us about the information they are going to get. >> they have to speak honestly to congress. they are going to give us that honest testimony ahead of those hearings. twitter, facebook and google face questioning. it's rare for them to go to washington much less face
congress. sheryl sandburg was there a couple weeks ago ahead of facebook's big testimony. the question is, how did russians, working for the kremlin, create advertisements on the social network and what did they have? good example, we know the most popular republican twitter account in tennessee, ten underscore gop was russian. twitter shut that down. all three networks are telling us numbers, the numbers they tell congress. facebook says there were 470 russian accounts pretending to be something else. twitter 2700 accounts far more than announced. take a look at the numbers. facebook found 470 accounts, but they created 80,000 posts, most of them fake news, reaching 126 million facebook users. t
that's a lot when you consider 139 million voters voted in the 2016 election. twitter, two counts linked and google 1,000 videos on youtube. when you hear 470 or whatever, you are not taking into account the power of social media. >> really. >> people see it, they believe it. 6:17. new overnight, the start of the winter olympics. cool. i love when they are lighting the torch here. the ceremony of it is very neat. well, now, the organizing committee has that torch. the flame finished the tour of greece. it happened this morning. now, the torch will go on a 100 day journey around south korea. garvin thomas will be there to bring the coverage of the 2018 winter olympics. we posted profiles of bay area athletes, names to know.
you can find them at www.nbcbayarea.com. we are going to hear a lot -- >> you just wait. >> be careful what you wish for. we are ready for halloween today. it is going to be a cool start and kind of a cool day as well. as you get ready to head out with the kids going trick or treating and eating lots of candy, that will keep you warm. the temperatures are starting out at 49 degrees in the tri-valley. 57 in the peninsula and 57 degrees now in the south bay. look at the east bay. we are at 50 degrees. a warm jacket needed. it's 49 degrees now in the north bay with low 50s in san francisco. let's go to the south bay and check out the high temperatures. the seven day forecast comes up at the bottom of the screen. up to 68 degrees in gilroy. a breezy wind makes it feel cooler. oakland, 65 today and 67 in livermore. half-moon bay, 59 degrees, a
little more sunshine this afternoon and redwood city, a high of 65 degrees. san francisco, reaching into the low 60s today and for the north bay, upper 60s, once again. napa, expect a high of 69 degrees. so, as we look at the school day forecast, getting you out the door in palo alto, mid-50s with mostly cloudy skies. as the kids head out to recess, it will be cool. have a nice, warm jacket, maybe over the costume, too. a lot of schools have a halloween parade. in the mid-60s by the time they head out of school. if you are going trick or treating this evening, in san mateo, low 60s at 5:00. with the breeze picking up, it will be a chilly evening in the upper 50s right around sunset. so, let me know what you are doing over the next several days. we are talking about weekend plans. i will have the weekend forecast coming um. we will have rain on the way. let's take a look at when that
moves in with the seven day forecast. san francisco, the rain arrives on friday evening. the rain is off and on saturday and sunday as we fall back. that means setting clocks back an hour. monday, a lot of showers are wrapping up. for the inland areas, we reach the upper 60s and upper 50s for the weekend. we will talk more about that. mike is tracking a crash in pleasanton. >> a pleasant drive around the bay. the build starts at hayward and the san mateo bridge. the crash at 92 not presenting much of a problem. we focus here, yet. the tri-valley, southbound 680 is jammed up here, guys. showing a smooth flow of traffic. we have a big slowdown here. i want to show you the southbound drive. jamming up where the crash is blocking the fast lane. that is a problem off the dublin interchange. it is reported by a wazer. we want to say thank you for that. folks coming over here may see
the back up and heading to castro valley. it doesn't look bad. we should expect more traffic toward 238 and around that. remember, there's foothill boulevard and other avenues. if you are familiar with local roadways, that's an option. meanwhile, castro valley is clear. a smooth drive for the rest of the bay. transit is a good option on the roads and rails. back to you. >> let's hope it stays that way. 6:21. trading suffer sentencing in california. the initiative aimed at making it harder for criminals getting released from prison early. >> we are talking about how they are putting a list of things to do. we have a bone chilling forecast for you. mike shared his post of his kids on halloween. i want to know what you are dressing up as. it's a scary one. be careful. go to nbc bay area to find our
california )s 6:24 right now. this morning, learning more about a push in california's sentencing law. the initiative on the ballot next november, here is what it does. it makes it tougher for criminals to get out of prison early. we are going expand the list in which police can detect and collect dna evidence. they say dna evidence when they
arrest someone for a nonviolent crime can solve cold cases. one women say that is happens with her family. >> after 43 years, if it hadn't been for the dna on my sister's body, they would not have found this or solved this case. >> opponents say the measure untargets people with limited means to defend themselves. >> we know that these policies are going to disproportionately be communities of color and have been disadvantaged and harmed by the system. >> 365,000 signature toss qualify for the november, 2018 ballot. just in time for halloween, "forbes" is out with the list of highest paid celebrities. >> a lot will say some are walking around somewhere.
>> elvis? >> this is number one. thriller, michael jackson who earned $75 million, arnold palmer who ranked 42, peanuts creator charles schultz brings in $38 million and elvis pressly finished fourth. "forbes" looked at pretax new mexicos between october 15 of the last year and this year. >> amazing to see what they keep doing. trick or treat, happening tonight, halloween, lots of scary monsters, super heroes, you name it. they will be out and about hunting for candy. they are performing weddings in costumes this year. they are encouraging brides and grooms to dress up, a wedding dress and a tuxedo. the clerk's office is in martinez. >> can you imagine those
pictures? grandma and grandpa. >> spooky. >> coming up next on "today in the bay," more pain at the pump. the reason you want to fill up your tank today instead of tomorrow. employee at a san francisco grocery store faces life threatening injuries after being stabbed outside that store. i'll explain what led to the stabbing and what colleagues are saying at this hour. you are watching "today in the bay."
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start on this halloween, and it will stay cool tonight as right now at 6:30, a cool and cloudy start this halloween morning. it will stay cool tonight as cricketers head out. a live look from presenton. people getting in shape before they partake in all that candy later tomorrow. good morning to you. thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia. >> i'm marcus washington. we want to head over to kari. what is the weather going to look like. a lot of people going to be out, those kids trick or treating. >> it's going to be nice, too. the kids are excited about wearing the costumes and eating candy. getting up, dressed for school, a day we start with cool temperatures and look at the high for san jose and palo alto, as well as livermore. we are up to 67 degrees. upper 60s for the north bay and 60 degrees in san francisco. let's check out that trick or treat forecast for santa clara.
67 degrees at 5:00. but, it's going to be cooling off fast. as soon as the sunsets, the wind is picking up and temperatures dropping back to the low 60s. we will take a look atmore microclimates and talk about the weekend rain coming up in seven minutes. mike is taking us back out there with a few slow spots on the road. >> that's right. slowing in hayward. unexpectedly slow in pleasanton. the good news, south 680 is held up by a crash. it's a minute and a half ago. all lanes cleared. we should see good recovery. already a build up over the overpass and 580. that's a good, smooth drive once we get to that point. for now, 25 minutes from 580 to fremont and sunol. slowing for 84. back to you. >> thanks very much, mike. following breaking news
overnight in san francisco, where an employee was stabbed outside a safeway grocery store. "today in the bay's" pete suratos live in the district this morning. what do we know that led up to the violence, pete? >> reporter: good morning, laura. we are learning this suspect was apparently shoplifting inside this safeway. that leads to an altercation with an employee. that employee is stabbed. i spoke to some of that employee's colleagues inside. there was actually a clerk who works here at the safeway. that is new information in this hour. you are looking at video, san francisco police on the scene when this took place around 12:30 a.m. the police say the suspect got into a physical altercation. we are learning a clerk at this store. while that's taking place, the suspects dog bites the clerk and the suspect stabs that clerk numerous times in the leg and
torso. that's a couple areas where the clerk was stabbed. we are told that employees tried to naturally help their colleague while this was taking place. the suspect tried to stab them before fleeing the scene. he was unsuccessful. the suspect was detained and arrested. the victim has life threatening injuries. called to get an update on the condition. right now, an update if that status changed. the store is back to regular operating hours. it opened at 6:00 a.m. the stabbing took place at 12:30 a.m. the store usually closes at 2:00 a.m. live in san francisco, pete suratos for "today in the bay." >> thank you for that update there. the kate steinle murder case continues in san francisco. right now, both sides are fighting over the path of the bullet that struck steinle. they claim jose intended to shoot steinle pointing a gun and firing at pedestrians on pier
14. they argue the bullet hit the ground first, which could change the direction. the defense attorney says the suspect was too far from the victim. >> i will say this, when i see the photographs posted, they seem very far away. in some of those photos, you can see the divot, the chair and you don't see the memorial that is set up. that's how far it is. >> both sides are back in court this morning, so is sam brock. follow nbc bay area on twitter for updates. a law requiring gun owners to lock up their weapons when they leave their home. the proposed law calls on owners to lock up guns in a gun safe, lock box or trigger lock. owners have 24 hours to report a stolen gun without facing penalties. similar laws are in effect in san francisco, oakland, berkeley and sunny vale.
this man died on sunday morning. he had been arguing with a group of young people driving recklessly in their neighborhood when they shot him, killing him. neighbors say he was trying to protect the community. >> that could have been me. i probably would have done the same thing. heard the car screeching, like them doing doughnuts. that kind of woke me up. i was listening, then i heard pop, pop, pop. i jumped up and told my wife, that wasn't fireworks. >> the sheriff's department released photos of two cars there that they are looking for. one is a red mitsubishi eclipse, the other a gray ford mustang. the sale of a san francisco street to a couple. they are to reconsider that sale. it has been moved. the meeting will now take place on november 28. you may recall the city sold a
small street. the affluent neighborhood and homeowners association are challenging the sale and asking supervisors to rescind it. as you hit the road, you might want to swing by the gas station. the statewide gas tax kicks in tomorrow. kris sanchez is live in san jose to break down how much the new tax is going to cost us. good morning, kris. >> reporter: hi, there, laura. if you fill up your 20 gallon tank, you are going to save $2.40 by doing it today. sometimes, it matters how it feels on the inside and you will be getting one over on the man, if you fill up today instead of tomorrow. talk about the 12 cent gas tax that goes in effect tomorrow. 12 cents for regular unleaded. diesel users pay 20 cents more and 4% more in sales tax. this could add $5 billion to the state cougher intended for state and local projects.
take a look at this graphic. by 2019, 77 cent of every dollar you spend on gas pay for taxes with california getting 58 cents of that dollar. the president of the silicon valley taxpayers association says before tomorrow, california paid the highest gas taxes in the country with little to show for it. >> the government already takes a substantial portion of our income. how come that money is not being spent to keep the roads up and repaired? the rest of the 49 other statesmanage to do it. >> reporter: if you are thinking i'm good because i drive a zero emission car, you are not going to pay at the pump, but you will pay when you register your car. a new $100 vehicle registration fee goes into effect in 2020. tomorrow, november 1st is the first day that gas stations can start switching over to the winter blend of gas. that might offset things to not
feel that gas tax hike right away. it is something that the legislature passed and the governor said let's go for it. we have to wait to see if it results in better roads. in san jose, "today in the bay," kris sanchez. >> thanks for that update. 6:38 right now. we won't be driving on the east bay road, creatures prompting a long-term road closure at a popular children's park. nur nu newts are on the run. the road is closing for five months starting today. you can see the red line on the screen. the news of salamanders six inches long are migrating to breed. cyclists and dogs are allowed on the drive. everyone else is warned to stay away. >> yeah. okay. i will. >> no problem for you, laura, right? >> no problem at all.
they. >> they held on the newt shot. this is recovering, a delay on bart. we'll let you know if anything else impacts the commute. the rest of the transits are moving nicely. a build up continuing for san pablo. the upper east shore and folks over to the san rafael bridge, no surprise for the bay bridge or walnut creek interchange. the earlier crash cleared. southbound 680, we told you about that. we have a back up now. a build. castro valley holds up nicely. getting to the san mateo bridge. there it is. everybody heads over there. the peninsula is light. everybody is there on the flat section.
>> all right. anything to make you smile for the weekend. there it is. >> rain. i'm smiling because of that. >> we kind of need it. >> yeah, we need it. it is a weekend you want to wear your sweaters and boots. we don't see rain all weekend long, but it will be off and on and caught up on the laundry. yeah, laura and i will be doing laundry and stuff and maybe baking and catching up on our dvr shows. upper 50s to low 60s from the coast to the inland areas. sunday, we'll have more of the same. even a cooler day, if you are planning to head to napa valley, times where you can get out there and enjoy times outside. but, it looks like the high temperatures will only be in the upper 50s. i think friday will be the best day. the rain doesn't move in until the afternoon. not the best beach weekend. if you are planning to go, sunday is the best day. we see a few more breaks.
going to heavenly this weekend, get there before the snowfalls. it starts as rain and changes to snow on friday. saturday and sunday, we are going to see that snow continuing with those high temperatures in the 30s there. we could be measuring snow in the feet this weekend. so, i'll keep you up-to-date on that. i'll have a look at today's special trend as you make plans to go trick or treating. >> sounds good. we look forward to it. 6:41. coming up next, congested commute. how long people in the bay area spend commuting every day and which city outranks san francisco for the worst traffic. >> we'll bring the latest from the white house as it continues to worry about the accusations and this campaign worker. following the money on wall street. the dough is down two points. stocks opened higher. strong earnings rultds from mastercard. the time is 6:41. you are watching "today in the bay."
6:44 on your halloween. we start with cloudy skies in some spots even some fog. let's check out the school day forecast for san jose. maybe you are getting the kids dressed with a costume over their clothes. a great morning for that. sunshine later today is going to be a nice halloween. we'll take a look at that complete microclimate forecast coming up in five minutes.
>> we have a crash on the bay bridge. this is westbound 80 inside the tunnel there. reports of a motorcycle and rider in the lanes. >> hope that turns out okay. it is 6:45. people in san francisco have one of the worst commutes in the country. they spend an hour going to work. that is the second worst rate nationwide behind only washington, d.c. and just ahead of chicago. report also ranked stress levels as it relates to the commute. san francisco, fifth. l.a. is most stressed out. a judge will decide whether to effect a homeless camp in berkeley. the campus near the intersection of martin luther king and alcatraz avenue has been there since january. they sued to stop the eviction
camp. this is video of the moment police e vedelivered that evict notice. happening this morning, an update on how the clean up is going in sonoma county. the board of supervisors is holding a meeting on the next step. it starts at 8:30. sadly, 43 confirmed cases of deaths from the fires. if you are looking for a way to help the victims of the north bay fire storm, you can buy tickets to the benefit fund-raiser at at&t park next week. metallica, dave matthews and g. easy are performing. president trump will dominate the conversation at the board of supervisors this afternoon voting on a resolution urging congress to impeach president trump. oakland, berkeley, alameda have
already passed measures similar. scott mcgrew, trump is tweeting this morning. >> there is no proof of collusion, a day after the special counsel charges and two campaign employees, including the campaign manager. the biggest surprise, though, is the third man, george papadopoulos. a former trump campaign worker who made contact with the russians, then lied about it to the fbi. he since admitted the whole thing with a plea agreement. a shocker from the documents in the papadopoulos plea deal is that the russians told papadopoulos they had the democrats hacked e-mails april 29 of 2016. the trump campaign knew about the e-mails april 29th, then, months later, in july, their candidate said this -- >> russia, if you are listening, i hope you are able to find the
30,000 e-mails that are missing. i think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press. >> the white house continues to insist there is no collusion with russia. here is white house press secretary, sarah huckabee sanders. >> look, today's announcement has nothing to do with the president or the president's campaign or campaign activities. the real collusion scandal has everything to to with the clinton campaign, fusion gps and russia. >> we'll watch for developments today. watch www.nbcbayarea.com or on twitter. i look forward to your feedback. >> thank you, scott. perhaps a sliver of misery from houston's painful summer. washed away by the exciting baseball fall classic. they could win it. >> they can do it. the houston astros can win that championship if they can win
game six of the world series tonight against the dodgers. astros are up, 3-2. 13-12 extra inning walk off win that brought houston fans of course still recovering from hurricane harvey. we'll see what happens tonight. >> good game. set your dvr, then wake up and watch it. today is halloween. of course people are dressing up. it's a fun part of the day. at nbc, the "today" show, they are all about this. >> every year, they go all out. this year is no different. here is a tease zer from the morning show. abracadabra, monsters at play. we shutter and streak at the show called "today." what will they be this year? >> we'll see if they outdid themselves. these are some of the costumes from years past. it's cool, it's a team sport
there. we'll see what the theme is coming up in minutes. right after "today in the bay" at 7:00. >> for your kids just enjoying your breakfast. >> it's usually funny. it's so much more enjoyable to watch the "today" show. looking forward to it. it's about ten minutes away. let's get a look at the forecast. you may start out the door and you have issues. >> yeah, thank you for giving me the first shot. let me show you what's going on. the bay bridge, a big problem this morning because of a crash, a potentially big problem. as you zoom in, you can see the back up on the east shore freeway. it's westbound. the commute direction. we got word a few minutes ago over here at the bay bridge tunnel. in the tunnel, reports of a crash. sounds like traffic is jamming up there. the sensor is building. two lanes are blocked by a motorcycle. i keep saying sounds like because chp has yet to get
there. anymore you have a problem with motorcycles, we are going to follow this. we are going to stick with the maps to see how things are building up. we have the build up. oakland moves smoothly toward the bridge, giving folks a chance with warning. you may want to head to the san mateo bridge. it shows a hefty build off hayward. folks may head south there because of the option of avoiding the bay bridge. the other option for you as we look at the rest of the bay, of course the transit system. bart has delays out of bay fair because of an earlier issue with police activity. that has cleared up. bart is showing no delays there. that is a good option for you. kari, at least we have folks that are able to get through on the roadways. we are going to track that issue for the bay bridge tunnel. over to you. >> looks clear out there. we haven't seen fog. just monitoring the weather situation around the bay bridge. we are going to also have mostly cloudy skies as you head out the
door and cooler temperatures in spots as we take a live look outside in san francisco. as we are starting out with 50s there, it won't really warm up that much for the afternoon. the seven day forecast is coming up at the bottom of the screen. we are going to start out in the south bay. take a look at the forecast as we get closer to the weekend. rain moving in. now, today it stays dry. we'll be in the mid to upper 60s for the inland area and 59 at half-moon bay today. as you are getting dressed, grab a hat to protect your hair from the high humidity. it's a great idea to have a jacket. this is, of course, if you are not dressing up for halloween. long sleeves and pants will be comfortable as we will only see the high temperatures once again in the 60s. it cools off fast. let's go to santa rosa for the trick or treat forecast. mid-60s by 5:00. as soon as the sunsets, the temperature drops ten degrees. it's going to be breezy, too. upper 40s late tonight.
as we go into the rest of the forecast, staying dry until late friday night. here we are with the area of low pressure in canada. ahead of that, showers that start late friday in the north bay and move into the bay area by saturday. we will get breaks from the showers. there may be another push on sunday into early monday morning with temperatures only reaching the upper 50s and low 60s in san francisco. cool weekend ahead. off and on showers for the inland area. now is the time to clear the gutters, bring in that patio furniture. clean up before the rain moves in. another quick look at the forecast later. >> gotta prepare. you have to prepare. thanks. coming up next, a look at the top stories this morning, including a series of robberies in the south bay. this is the video you want to see that led up to the arrests. >> at 6:53, the breitbart editor
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here are the top stories on today in the bay-- police in walnut creek are looking for a suspect in an armed robbery at a walgreens. welcome back. before you head out the door, here are the top stories on "today in the bay." >> police are looking for a suspect in an armed robbery at walgreens. it's off interstate 680. someone jumped over the pharmacy counter, threatened employees and stole opioids. a look at safeway in san francisco's inner richland district. a man who worked there has life threatening injuries. a thief stabbed a worker. police arrested a person they say is responsible. they will release the picture later this morning. happening today, the suspect accused of starting the bear fire in the santa cruz mountains is scheduled to be in court. he was arrested after the fire
was started. six homes were destroyed and several damages. we are sending a crew at 8:15 and we'll have more at 11:00. police are asking for more victims to come forward in connection with a series of robberies in san jose. you are looking at surveillance where they say the suspect ripped jewelry off an elderly woman's neck. this man robbed at least seven women around san jose july to september. here is a live look at a gas station in san jose. tomorrow, the state's new gas tax takes effect. it will add at least 12 cents to prices across california per gallon. lawmakers say the tax generates $4 being billion in revenue. a live look in pleasanton this halloween morning. it will stay cool tonight for
trick or treaters. bundle up and have a great time. >> i was trying to judge last night. how cool is it going to be? they want to cover their costumes, but i want to keep them warm. >> you have to do that today. >> unpleasant news, talking about a traffic problem westbound 80 inside the tunnel. a motorcycle down and a rider reported in the lane. very concerned about the rider. no updates. the tow truck should arrive shortly. this will be a big back up for the time being across from the bay bridge toward the commute direction in san francisco. richmond, san rafael bridge is open. >> good to know. >> thanks, mike. a last look at the weather. >> a cool evening for those trick or treaters. the temperatures cooling off into the 50s right around sunset. we are getting ready for rain in time for the weekend. >> there we go. fall arrived. play it safe. watch for the little ghosts and
goblins tonight. that's whoo's happening "today in the bay." we'll be back at 11:00 a.m. >> we'll be back with a local update. it's halloween. enjoy the night. . good morning. tip of the iceberg. are the indictments against two of president trump's former top aides just the beginning? and one former campaign advisor pleads guilty, so what exactly has he been telling the fbi? undue influence? officials from facebook, twitter, and google set to face top questions starting today on capitol hill where as many as 126 million americans exposed to russian linked posts on facebook alone during the presidential race? we're live in washington. something fishy. new questions raised about the rescue of those two women who claim they were lost at sea for five months. officials now revealing they had