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v.a. medical facility, and won. mcnerney took on washington gridlock, to improve care for vets with traumatic brain injuries. his plan became law. that's why vfw state commander dave norris endorsed mcnerney. i'm jerry mcnerney, and i'm honored to approve this message. thanks, dad. but by the city council. how richmond leaders stepped in late la ep those schools three west contra costa schools are not saved by the bell but by city council. we'll tell you how richmond leaders stepped in last night to keep the schools opened. bp hands out the blame. the conclusion the company's gulf oil spill report just released this morning. good morning. it's wednesday, the 8th of september. i'm john kessler. >> i'm sydnie kohara. good morning, everyone.
it is 6:00. let's get you out the door and we'll get our first look at traffic and weather for this wednesday. elizabeth, how's the commute looking? >> well, first we are going to start in the south of market area in san francisco where they have shut down power to this stretch of bryant between 3rd and 4th. pg&e crews are out there now. we are not sure if it's a blown transforminger but they have shut down power to that intersection there. it's our second power outage of the morning. there was an early-morning power outage in the city's western addition where at one point more than 6,000 customers were without power. they were hoping to restore service in that area by 6:00 this morning. but yeah, so it's kind of a drizzly morning. we have had several hot spots in the road including this one in livermore. still really causing major delays on westbound 580 approaching airway boulevard. this is an accident involving a big rig and one lane is blocked. that is your traffic. for your forecast, here's tracy. >> hey, thanks, elizabeth. forecast for this morning, it includes some drizzle out there. so you have wet roads to deal with. conditions later on today, we are expecting some sunshine but look at the temperatures. they are cooler. lower 70s in fairfield today.
70 in concord. 66 in livermore. frontal system passing through cooled down our temperatures. mid-60s in oakland. 60 in san jose. fair amount of clouds at the coast with a high of 59 in pacifica. 60 degrees in san francisco. the upper 60s in napa. 70 santa rosa. that's a look at today's cooler temperatures. will those cool temperatures be sticking around? we'll take a look at your seven- day forecast coming up. >> thank you, tracy. it's 6:02. three schools in the east bay getting at least one more year of teaching students. anne makovec is in richmond where the city council is helping to pay to keep those classes in session. >> reporter: good morning. they made this decision late last night after a very emotional city council meeting. but this reprieve is only for the 2011/2012 school year and will likely see this issue coming up in the future. here are the schools in question: grant and olinda elementary school and kennedy high in richmond. the west contra costa school board says its financial problems forced it to vote to
close the three schools two years ago. the city of richmond already pledged $1.5 million for this school year. last night's vote dedicated another $1.5 million for next school year. a lot of that money will come from a tax settlement the city is getting from chevron. >> the city and the value of property in the city depend on schools. >> i'm not overly comfortable because we have a lot of other projects and programs this money can be used for. >> reporter: but councilmembers agree the city does have something to gain from the school district as well, while the district has no operational money it does have capital funds so the two entities are partners up for projects like improving a city swim center on kennedy's campus and a community center at a local park. but we are expecting to see a funding measure on the ballot in 2011. coming up in the next half hour we'll take a look at some of the arguments we'll be hearing next year at this time probably.
>> okay. thank you, anne makovec in richmond. plenty of tension during the last two hours of a flight from bangkok to los angeles last night. somebody found a bomb threat on a bathroom mirror on a thai airways flight. there were 189 people on board. as soon as the flight landed at l.a.x., the pilot parked the plane away from the terminal and the fbi moved in. the agents went through the plane, checked luggage, interviewed passenger and crew, found no evidence of explosives and did not make any arrests. bp has released a report this morning on its investigation of the rig explosion and massive oil spill in the gulf of mexico. the company says the spill was an accident, that many companies and work teams contributed to that accident. the nearly 200-page report was published on bp's website this morning. the bp report is not the final word on the cause of the blast. the government is still investigating.
the man suspected of shooting a fremont police officer is scheduled to enter a plea later on this month. barrientos was arraigned yesterday after admitting shooting fremont police officer todd young in oakland last month but says that young reportedly did not identify himself as a police officer, according to police. young was one of two plainclothes officers trying to arrest barrientos on a warrant. young is in serious but stable condition. do you recognize this guy? he is an arson suspected connected to fires in sunnyvale. that suspect described as latino, 19 or 20, about 5'10" and slender. the city's public safety department reports 15 fires since may including nine on a single day a week ago. the fires have been set to vehicles, dumpsters and debris in a region southeast of the sunnyvale town center project. let's traffic and weather.
>> traffic is backing up to 205 in the altamont pass. the problem near airway boulevard an accident involving a big rig. chp says it will be close to 6:30 or 7:00 before they can get the left lane re-opened. they are still cleaning up after a fuel spill. jammed to 205. this drive time is going up every 15 minutes or so. we add another 15 minutes to our drive time unfortunately. westbound 580 from the altamont pass towards the dublin interchange, now clocking in around 45 minutes so if you commute westbound 580, this is going to be the morning where you will need to give yourself some extra time. also we got this going on in south of market area of san francisco. pg&e we just got off the phone with them, they say it was an equipment failure in the area around bryant between 3rd and 4th. hundreds of customers south of market are affected. by the way, power has been fully restored into that area affected by an earlier power
outage in the city's western addition. that is your traffic. for your forecast, here's tracy. >> hey, thanks, elizabeth. misty blue, one of my favorite songs. heading out the door, mostly cloudy inland, temperatures ranging from the upper 50s to the lower 60s. around the bay drizzle and we got delays at sfo around 50 minutes. and for the coastline, cloudy with drizzle expected for the morning. it's not really going to change for the afternoon for the coastline but for the bay and inland location we are expecting some sunshine partly cloudy conditions, and we are expecting something else, cooler temperatures. lower to the mid-60s around the bay and the mid-60s to the lower 70s along the coastline. today is expected to be one of the coolest days this week. so what does the rest of the week have in store temperature- wise? we'll take a look at those temperatures. they are all coming up in your seven-day forecast. tracy, elizabeth, thank you. it is 6:07. free parking in san francisco already tough to find but it is about to get a lot tougher.
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if you are heading towards the bay bridge, we have two separate problems on the upper deck. a stalled bus and a new accident just reported in the tunnel. more details on that plus why we have major delays on your westbound 580 ride through livermore. traffic in six minutes. >> thank you. san francisco about to get 1300 more parking meters. the muni board voted unanimously yesterday to add meters in 10 neighborhoods. the "chronicle" reports it will raise $2 million a year. they will take credit, debit cards, parking cards and coins. half will be in the area where the price of parking will depend on demand, and all the new meeters will allow parking for at least four hours at a time. that's a little good news. a multi-million dollar waste. that's what bay area transit advocates are calling bart's proposed oakland airport
connector. bart wants to build a monorail system to get travelers from the coliseum stadium to oakland international airport. the estimated cost, half a billion dollars. a public transit advocacy group says a bus would be just as quick and $350 million cheaper. >> there is so much space on hegenberger that you can actually narrow the lanes to within safe distances, safe amounts, and make an exclusive lane that only the bus can travel on in the median. >> this is a project that is going to be worth so much more. it's going to be priceless years from now. you are going to look back and say, man, thank god we did that. >> a bay area transit committee will vote on whether to set aside $20 million in state funds for the monorail. another mcdonald's? some in walnut creek say no. they are looking to set up a drive through restaurant across the street from the nob hill
plaza in an old bank building. the nearby shopping center already has carls junior, quizno's and several others. some are concerned about the meals mcdonald's serves but that's not the only worry. >> it's just terrible food. it doesn't taste good. it's not very healthy. it's terrible for our children, who have obesity problems. >> it would be too congested of a neighborhood. the traffic is a problem here with ignacio, treat, citrus. >> walnut creek is commissioning a study now to look at the traffic impact of that new drive-through. a public meeting on the proposal is scheduled for next month. there is a hunger strike in a california jail. >> the slippery situation that has hundreds of inmates going days without food. and today's forecast, we are cooling down. additional cooling is expected with drizzle, yeah, drizzle out there and plenty of clouds. how much sunshine in today's
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way of boulevard. around three hours ago this morning, a big rig hit the center divide approaching the airway boulevard exit causing all these backups all the way towards the altamont pass. here's a look at your drive time. right now 46 minutes on westbound 580 from the altamont pass out towards 680. and again, they are saying another 45 minutes before they can get that left lane re- opened. so if you have to head to work, really there is no good alternates in the area so you may want to consider ace instead. out to the bay bridge toll plaza, still no metering lights at last check but the problem a stalled bus on the upper deck just past treasure island. it turns out there was no separate accident in the tunnel. someone may have been stopped there to help the stalled bus but right now, the bus has been cleared out of lanes. unfortunately, it left a backup on the upper deck. it's jammed from the incline all the way out to treasure island. again, they are likely going to turn the metering lights on there shortly. we also have problems in san francisco's south of market area. a new power outage affecting a couple of hundred homes in the
area. this is near bryant and third. there are traffic lights out in the area and lanes blocked as well on bryant between 3rd and 4th. we just got off the phone with pg&e and they say power has been fully restored in the western addition where 6,000 customers earlier this morning were without power. that is your traffic. for your forecast, here's tracy. >> hey, thanks, elizabeth. cloudy skies for the morning and even a little drizzle. mostly cloudy inland, temperatures ranging from the upper 50s to the lower 60s. drizzle and delays at sfo around 50 minutes this morning. close to one hour. conditions temperatures in the mid-50s to the lower 60s. and cloudy conditions with drizzle for the coastline with temperatures in the mid- to upper 50s. for this afternoon, still expecting a fair amount of clouds for the coastline with some drizzle. temperatures really won't warm up too much. they will warm up for the bay and inland, comparatively speaking but them also be cooler than yesterday. partly cloudy conditions with highs along the bay and the lower to the upper 60s. and the mid-60s to the lower 70s inland. why the cooldown?
why the clouds in why the drizzle? well, we have a minor frontal system. here it is right here. the clouds associated with it pushing down and also towards the east. that's what brought us the clouds in the overnight hours. that's what brought us the drizzle. that's also what's going to help cool us down today. so we'll take a look at some of today's cooler highs. 67 in cupertino, 69 campbell, 66 in los altos, 60s in union city and fremont. 68 danville. 64 oakland. north bay locations [ giggling ] 65 in san rafael, 64 in mill valley. here's a look at your seven-day forecast. today's expected to be the coolest day of the week. we will warm up thursday and friday and we'll take those warmer conditions into the weekend as well as the beginning of next week. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> tracy, thanks very much. 6:19. [ laughter ] let's look at today's top stories. the richmond city council putting up $1.5 million to keep three schools open for another
year. the council approved the money late last night after a lengthy public hearing. a bay area transit committee will vote today on a multi-million dollar plan to build a new monorail. the rail line would connect the coliseum stadium to oakland international airport. today's vote will decide whether or not to set aside $20 million in state funds for the monorail system. and a bomb scare aboard a flight from thailand to los angeles. somebody put a note about a bomb in a bathroom aboard the plane. the fbi searched the plane and luggage but found nothing. it is day 8 of a hunger strike for about 120 prisoners at the monterey county jail. they are angry about new limits that have been put on soap. authorities say inmates housed in the area for norteno gang members went on strike last week. they are responding to a new rule that restricts inmates to one bar of soap per week instead of four. you see, soap can be made into
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in these cases -- this is a high-profile thing. this isn't like the rest of you was going across the street to a competing employer. >> yeah. they used to work together. now they have really become rivals in what they are trying to do. >> a lot of these companies have acquired other firms that have made them more pitted against each other. >> it will be interesting. >> to say the least. >> nice story. >> big silicon valley "peyton place." but you're here to talk about passwords. how many times have you thought of a password and then -- forgot it. >> how many different passwords do you have? >> and if you do them right, they're all unique. okay? maybe we don't all do that? but we're supposed to have a different password for everything. you don't want to lose them. once your good ones you don't want to lose them. a lot of folks keep them on paper. please don't put them on your monitor or in their wallet or purse or something. put them on a password manager. for example, here's an example a piece of software called splash id and it's a program you can run.
>> just go to download.com to download a free trial version. put it on your iphone, android, blackberry or any device and it becomes a little program that's a secure password vault. one password for the program, unlocks all of the passwords that you have. so it's a little database if you will. >> i remember a little while ago you would enter all your passwords into this, right? >> yeah. >> and when you go to a website they ask for your password all you have to do is enter just the one password to this. >> that's the next thing is you can use routine that will automatically log you into websites so go to like robo form is a real popular one you can try downloading, as well. we also have actual hardware devices that will do the same thing. so look at this little usb plug- in device. >> put it on you usb device. >> in there are all your passwords and all the websites get to and it will auto log you
on. that's a fingerprint scanner. >> cool. >> what if you lose this thing? >> what if you forget your password to your password collection? this one uses your fingerprint. >> what if you lose your finger? >> questions about this on your google account or your gmail account look for this under settings when you log into google and you will find a password recovery option screen. and notice that mine is set here. if i losing my gmail account i don't mind putting this up, it's my public address, they will send my a reset email but also, enter a phone number. enter your cell phone to get a text message to reset your google password. what if you lose that original -- what if i'm not at cnet anymore? how do i get my recovery email? i. it's my work address. i don't have it. so also put your sms phone number in there. a lot of folks forget to do that. typically you have your phone number kind of forever because they are portable? so think about that for your
google account. >> take the sticky offer monitor! if i walk through and see those i take them down. it's like an unnatural reaction. 6:28. brian cooley, thank you very much, from cnet. coming up, something you supposedly cannot show at a muni bus stops has appeared. we'll tell you why for the time being the agency is allowing it. i'm tara mergener in washington. despite warnings from washington, a christian minister in florida says he still plans to burn copies of of the quran on september 11. the latest coming up. across the street, the padillas. ben and his family live here, too. ben's a re/max agent, and he's a big part of this community. there are lots of reasons why re/max agents average more sales than other agents. experience, certainly. but maybe it's also because they care about the markets they serve
some schools in the east bay open for at least one more it is 6:31. i'm sydnie kohara. >> i'm john kessler. the money is there to keep some schools in the east bay open for another year. anne makovec is inry . where the city council voted late last night to help the schools. anytime you're talking about closing schools you can expect a loud emotional response. they decided to help save the schools in question. grant and olinda elementary school as well as kennedy high in richmond. the campus has served more than 1600 students combined and when i was out here before the vote
yesterday, several people commented that they feel like fighting for their school seems like an annual event. the richmond city council did vote last night to save the schools with a bailout of $1.5 million. the reprieve is through the next school year. the hope is the district will be able to fund its own schools likely asking taxpayers for money in 2011. if not, the same concerns will come up again. the possibility of closing schools and distributing the students to other area schools. >> gangs from 24 school don't this -- gangs from this school don't like gangs from other schools. therefore if you combine the two, it would be like massive destruction in school. >> it's like a home wrecker. the city council is a home wrecker. >> reporter: councilmembers agree though the city does have something to gain from the school district, as well. while the district has no operational money, it has capital funds so they are partnering up for projects like improving a city swim center on kennedy's campus and a community center at a local park.
so we are expecting to see some sort of funding measure on the ballot in 2011 which will help the district to pay to keep these schools open in the future. that will probably come up as a partial tax. it sounds like it will be a parcel tax. >> anne, thank you very much. anne makovec in richmond this morning. the president of thai airways says it sounds like it was done by a crazy person. he is talking about a bomb threat found on a bathroom mirror on a flight from bangkok to los angeles with 189 people on board. as soon as that plane landed at l.a.x., the pilot's parked the plane far away from the terminal and the fbi moved n agent went through the plane and checked the luggage and interviewed passengers and crew. they found no evidence of explosives. they did not make any arrest. san francisco's only gun store owner is going to ask police this afternoon to let him sell guns again. the manager of the highbridge arms allowed its permit to sell guns in january. he was planning to turn the
mission street business into an office building but the city rejected that idea so he wants to sell guns again. three neighborhood groups are against it. another gun issue is the subject of advertising posters at more than a dozen bus stops in san francisco. those ads promote a gun rights policy conference that is scheduled for later this month in burlingame. the posters went up after san francisco suspended its policy against showing firearms in ads on public transit. muni officials are reviewing their ban in light a recent u.s. supreme court ruling that says second amendment gun protections do apply at state and local levels. in other news, a man suspected 6 shooting -- a man suspected of shooting a fremont police officer is scheduled to enter a plea later this month. andrew barrientos was arraigned yesterday. police say barrientos has admitted shooting fremont police officer todd young in oakland last month. barrientos has reportedly said young did not identify himself as a police officer. young was one of two plainclothes police officers
trying to arrest him on a warrant. young is in serious but stable condition. investigators have released a sketch of an arson suspected connected to fires in sunnyvale. he is described as latino, 19 or 20 years old, about 5'10" and slender. the city's public safety department reports 15 fires since may including nine a week ago this morning. those fires have been set to vehicles, dumpsters and various kinds of debris in a small area southeast of the sunnyvale town center project. some pg&e customers have new complaints on the utility's smartmeters. there are reports they are interfering with electronic household appliances. corporate the that appear to be popping and crackling and giving off static. the problem apparently happens
when the meter's electronically transmit information back to pg&e. >> there are some things that we can do and again that's why we encourage customers to reach out to us. but it certainly could have to do with location of the device, if there is a chance to move a device, age of the device. there's a lot of factors that do come into this. >> pg&e actually published a report last year in a said it had discovered some cases of smartmeter interference and was working on a solution. 6:36. let's get another look at traffic and weather. >> we have a new problem in the east bay approaching downtown oakland. northbound 880 approaching broadway a car hit the center divide and traffic looks like it's beginning to back up approaching high street. one lane is blocked. flatbed tow truck, injury
crash. bay bridge stalled bus on the upper deck past treasure island and messed things up for the morning commute. metering lights were turned on around 6:15 and traffic is backed up to the macarthur maze already. so you have a good 20-minute wait or so to get on the bridge and traffic is jammed solid from, yeah, the maze out towards the metering lights. and it's slow up the incline, as well. also major delays westbound 580 approaching airway boulevard. cleaning up a big rig spill. still in its third hour right now and they are saying they won't be able to get the left lane re-opened until close to 7:00 so major delays from the altamont pass out towards livermore and airway. that is your traffic. for your forecast, here's tracy. >> hey, thanks, elizabeth. our forecast for this morning a little cloudy out there. we got some drizzle to contend with. minor frontal system coming through, that's going to lead to us a cloudy start to the day and cooler temperatures. take a look.
many temperatures are 10 degrees cooler than yesterday. if you are not a big fan of the cooler weather, you are in luck. today's expected to be the coolest day of the workweek. take a look. thursday and friday we warm back up and saturday and sunday, both days are looking pretty nice. we will take the warmup into the beginning of next week. as you can see monday there, temperatures cool off just a tad. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> thank you. governor schwarzenegger about to lead a group on a trip to asia. the goal, to drum up business for california. matt bigler joins us now from kcbs radio silicon valley bureau to help explain how local tech companies might benefit. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning. the governor is taking a six- day trip to china this week, where he is expected to according to the "chronicle" make a big pitch to sell silicon valley as the host of the 2020 world's fair. that's according to the "san
francisco chronicle" this morning. the event is formally known as world -- it is now known as the world expo. it was formerly known as the world's fair. it's being hosted by shanghai this year and so far it's attracted nearly 50 million visitors. there is a global competition for the event. a very high-profile event. but carl guard dino president and ceo of the silicon valley leadership group says having the governor as pitchman in chief is a huge shot in the armed for the expo effort. >> governor schwarzenegger is obviously one of the most known people on the planet. he is also one of the greatest salesmen that the earth has ever known and a great advocate both for silicon valley and california. so he is definitely someone you want on your side when you're on a competition. >> reporter: obviously, this would be a very expensive competition. it would take millions, possibly billions of dollars, to upgrade silicon valley to host the expo event. and there is a global competition.
the expo does leave the region generally with upgraded infrastructure and facilities. a good example of that is the palace of fine arts in san francisco. that is a remnant of the world's fair as it was previously known in 1915. live in san jose, i'm matt bigler for cbs 5. thank you very much. it is 6:40 right now. meg whitman's former rival is now a supporter. state insurance commissioner steve poizner has endorsed his fellow republican for governor. that was in a statement released yesterday in which poizner backed the entire california gop ticket. during the primary, poizner accused the former ebay ceo of being a republican in name only. well, the senate race between carly fiorina and barbara boxer has gotten tighter. a new rasmussen report survey puts them in a dead heat giving fiorina 48% of the vote, boxer 47%. that poll has a margin of error of 4 percentage points. the candidates had their first
debate last week. president obama is flying to cleveland this afternoon to pitch three economic proposals. the president will outline a $50 billion package of business tax incentives and infrastructure spending. the obama administration opens it will increase business and consumer confidence. john boehner suggests an all ternive package proposing a two- year freeze on all taxes and cutbacks on spending. the government is denouncing a florida preacher's plans to burn copies of the quran on september 11. but as tara mergener tells us, the criticism is not deterring the preacher's plans. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton is just the latest official to lash out at terry jones. >> i am heartened by the clear unequivocal condemnation of this disrespectful disgraceful act. >> reporter: the florida preacher has sparked worldwide controversy over his plans to
publicly burn the quran, the muslim holy book, on september 11. >> we're dealing with the radical element of islam, that they have no problem burning the flag, burning the bible. >> reporter: outrage has already erupted in afghanistan and the top u.s. military general in the country, general david petraeus, fears american soldiers will pay the price. still, jones doesn't believe he should be held accountable. >> between not pulling the trigger. we are not the one doing it. i think the finger should be pointed at them. >> reporter: here in washington, religious leaders pressured jones to back offer and called for an end to what they say is a growing anti- muslim sentiment in america. >> i say you bring dishonor to the name of jesus christ. >> reporter: despite the sharp criticism and more than 100 death threats, jones insists he will go ahead with his plans, though he continues to pray about his final decision. >> the only thing that could cause us to change our minds is
if we felt really a deep conviction -- we felt like god really wanted us not to do it. >> reporter: but the government is still holding out hope that between now and saturday, americans will stand up and condemn the man's plans. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. >> it's 6: 43. >> taxpayer money down the drain? >> makes me kind of angry i have to say. i mean, that's my money. >> the appliance tests done by the state that some say is just a waste. plus, what you need to know about booster seats. the models most likely to keep kids safe and the seat not getting such high ratings. es for ,, when it comes to veterans, no one fights harder than jerry mcnerney. when some vets were forced to travel hours for care,
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and the state had to take over the schools. fact: the city controller found employees paid for 22,000 hours... they never worked. fact: brown promised to cut crime. but murders doubled, making oakland the 4th most dangerous city in america. jerry brown. he just can't deliver the results california needs now. >>this is a rough commute. but everything is fine from hayward towards foster city now. different story though at the bay bridge toll plaza. traffic is backed up well into the macarthur maze and has been for a good 15 minutes or so. there was a stalled bus on the upper deck just past treasure island. that bus spilled some oil and caltrans crews are still out there blocking one lane. just kind of continuing to mop
up the mess. anyway, it is causing extra delays this mornings across the bay bridge. so you're looking at least 20 minutes to get you on the bridge and that is slow all the way up the incline as you head towards the "s" curve. still seeing major delays out of the altamont pass westbound 580. the left lane is closed for more than three hours. an accident involving the big rig near airway boulevard. the big rig is gone but the fuel spill resulted from the crash and caltrans is taking a while to clean it up. they have been saying 7:00 they hope to get left lane re- opened. takes a while for things like this to recover. drive time almost an hour to take you from 205 out towards the dublin interchange. traffic is jammed solid. consider 8th instead. as far as the nimitz commute goes, it's okay even though there is an accident by downtown oakland.
northbound 880 just before 980, two lanes are blocked now. possible injury crash. they are waiting for a tow truck. we have had a lot of incidents, several spinouts earlier this morning. silicon valley ride looks okay and mass transit is on time. that is your traffic. for your forecast, here's tracy. >> hey, thanks, elizabeth. well, this morning, we start things off with our mount vaca cam. take a look. looks nice. sunrise at 6:45. got some mid-level clouds in there and plenty of high clouds, the frontal system moving through the bay area. we do expect some sunshine for the afternoon but for the morning, most you will be looking at cloudy skies. wow, pretty nice. out the door, mostly cloudy conditions inland, some drizzle even some delays at sfo around 50 minutes, just short of one hour. and cloudy conditions with drizzle along the coastline. temperatures for the morning in the mid-50s to the lower 60s. for the afternoon, low clouds
and drizzle will remain along the coast with cool temperatures. farther inland from the bay and well inland you will see a mix of sun and clouds but cooler temperatures. today's highs lower to the mid- 60s for the bay. and the mid-60s and lower 70s inland. here's a look at why we're cooling down, why it's so cloudy outside. a minor frontal system, this is it pushing through the bay area. as it moves through it introduces the clouds, gave us drizzle and will give us something else, cooler temperatures especially compared to yesterday. 67 degrees in santa clara. 68 in morgan hill. mid-60s in fremont and expecting mid-60s in los altos, 60 in half moon bay and 60 in redwood city. north bay locations today, the upper 60s in petaluma to napa.
mid-60s in san rafael. 67 in kentfield. 58 in sausalito. and san francisco 60 degrees. our seven-day forecast, showing today the coolest day of the week. we will see temperatures rebounding tomorrow for the bay and inland. and we'll take those nicer temperatures, those warmer temperatures, into the weekend both days saturday and sunday. and the beginning of next week looking good, too. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. thank you. it's 6:50. californians each pay about 13 cents a month for the state to test appliances for efficiency, not restricted just to refrigerators washing machines. it includes hot tubs. it's sold at auction for a fraction of the cost after it's tested. some question the wisdom of this system. >> we're not getting the best bang for our buck when money gets spent this way. >> consumers are paying 13 cents a month for the
appliance standards program but it's providing over $1 billion a year in savings on utility bills. >> california energy commission says it must purchase the appliances rather than borrow them. that's to preserve the integrity of the testing process and to make sure that the manufacturers don't tamper with the broads. the commission regulates 23 categories of appliances and the database includes 236,000 models car booster seats for kids have gotten safer over the years, according to the insurance institute for highway safety. the institute gave top marks to 30% of the 72 evaluated booster seats that year, up 15% from last year. the booster seats with the highest marks were built by companies such as dorel and evenflo. booster seats with lower marks were generation 65 and sightseer. there is a plan to change the cutoff age for children
entering kindergarten. they passed it in hopes of savoring money but it may not save as much as lawmakers first thought. see, right now kids must turn 5 by december 2 to start kindergarten. state legislature passed a bill to push that date back to september 1st. supporters say that would save the state more than $700 million a year. but then some lawmaker came along and threw an amendment in there that creates a new transitional pre-k class for younger kids. so critics say that the state wouldn't save any money. >> they're creepy and crawly and usinged to make antibiotics. coming up next, we'll tell you what's inside a cockroach's head that may be able to save people from deadly bacteria. ,,
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students. anne makovec reports from richmond. >> reporter: the city council voted unanimously last night to save three schools here in richmond for the 2011-2012 school year. here are the schools that were just saved from the chopping block. grant and olinda elementary schools as well as kennedy high in richmond. the scam campuses serving more than 1600 students. the west contra costa school board says financial problems forced it to vote to to close the three schools two years ago. the city of richmond then pledged $1.5 million for this school year and last night's vote dedicated another 1.5 million for next school year. a lotit's in the interests of richmond as a whole to save the neighborhood schools. but eventually the school district needs to support its own schools. the two entities are working on a ballot measure that will likely come before voters here in richmond next year.
and that will probably come from what i'm being told from city council members in the form of a new parcel tax. but we'll see. john and sydnie? >> all right, anne. anne makovec in richmond this morning. good morning. well, we can see from the top of our roof camera where they are still cleaning up on the upper deck of the bay bridge. notice some flashing lights just past treasure island. there was a stalled bus and it leaked some oil so caltrans crews are still out there. they will be out there for another 10 minutes or so blocking the right lane. traffic is backed up to the incline as well as to the toll plaza. we'll show you a live look where traffic is jammed solid from the macarthur maze. so at least a 20-minute wait to get you on the bridge. bay bridge is the hotspot because of the earlier stall. better news in livermore out of the altamont pass. they cancelled that earlier traffic alert and all lanes are open on westbound 3580 approaching airway boulevard. that is your traffic.
for your forecast, here's tracy. >> hey, thanks, elizabeth. this morning we have nice shots courtesy of our live cam and here's our look toward the bay bridge. plenty of clouds out there but every now and then you have some sunshine giving us nice shots this morning. our forecast for today, seven- day forecast, 60 at the coast with clouds and drizzle. lower 60s at the bay with a mix of sun and clouds. lower 70s inland. these temperatures much cooler than yesterday. we will begin to warm up as early as tomorrow. thursday, friday, take a look at the weekend a few days away, that will be nice. monday and tuesday -- [ laughter ] >> -- just got back! [ laughter ] >> sorry. here's a look at our mypix photo. nature's bouquet by rob. go to mypix if you have a photo to share. >> thanks, rob. >> we're huge in alaska, by the way. >> big. [ laughter ] it's 6:58. it has taken centuries but someone may have finally found
something useful for cockroaches. >> researchers in the uk say cockroach brains may be a source of new antibiotics that have the potential to kill deadly drug-resistant bacteria. >> ew. >> they say tissues from the brains and nervous systems from cockroaches and locust killed more than 90% of mrsa and e. coli without damaging human cells. but more studies need to be conducted. >> bite the heads off three cockroaches and call me in the morning. [ laughter ] >> that's pretty good. >> the ones that fly, have you seen those that fly? >> have you ever seen the ones in florida? those things are huge! got a story idea or comment you would like to share with us? email firstname.lastname@example.org. >> isn't there a company that has like the bingest cockroach, you capture it and send it in and -- a pest control company? >> oh, okay. >> i thought you meant maybe here. >> and check out brian's daily briefing weekdays at 11:00 on cbs5.com.