tv CBS 5 Eyewitness News at 6AM CBS October 25, 2010 5:00am-6:00am PST
your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. caption colorado, l.l.c. email@example.com the first lady makes a stop in the bay area today. who michelle obama is stumping for. >> downed trees, power outages, flooded roads the impact mother nature had on the bay area and why it's not over yet. good morning to you, it is monday, october 25. i'm juliette goodrich. >> i'm sydnie kohara. good morning to you. your time is 6:00. let's look at traffic and weather before you head out the door. elizabeth. >> we are going out to livermore where we have a new injury multi-vehicle crash westbound 580 approaching vasco road already picking up slowing on our sensors and it's heavy all the way out past the accident scene and towards the dublin interchange. we'll have a drive time here coming up in just a little bit as well as a chick of mass
transit but first i want to go over to tracy with a quick look at your forecast. >> reporter: nothing going on. that rainfall has moved out of the bay area and back behind it today, a mix of sun and clouds. nothing is going on with radar but more rainfall is moving back into the bay area. i'll let you know what's going on in just a few moments. a lot going on at the bay bridge. commuters are advised to keep their eyes on the road because a major new phase of the bay bridge construction project begins today and right near that "s" curve where you need to pay special attention. joining us on the phone this morning, bart ney with caltrans. >> good morning. >> so tell us about what's happening today. >> well, the message today is to drive safely. we have had a lot of rain over the weekend and out on the bay bridge, we are going to be doing a major construction lift, we are lifting 617 tons
over 300 feet in the air. >> wow. so you're telling people -- we want to tell them about it now so they don't look at it is they go around that corner. allowing it go on? >> this is a four-day operation. the first part of it takes about 16 hours. we started positioning it to lift the new piece of the tower at 5:00 a.m. >> so you have started now and we are looking at live pictures as that work is proceeding. and people driving by and we didn't want to look at it. you have crews, what, working 24 hours a day right now? >> it will be a 24-hour-a-day type of thing for the next four days. we have 12-hour shifts going on. >> in previous projects you have been working all along. we just haven't been able to see it? >> yeah. most of this work has been down beneath the deck kind of on the water level but this is the first time we have had legs that are being placed on top of each other right at the level where drivers are. >> so again we are just warning
drivers just to keep driving, there is a lot of action happening to the right side of the bridge as you go over if you are going back to the east bay on your left side. but be very careful in the "s" curve for the next couple of days. thank you, bart ney from caltrans, for joining us. >> thank you. there are just eight days now until the election and the candidates for governor and senator in california are making their final pitches. mark sayre is in san jose with some new poll numbers and what the candidates are saying this close to the election. mark, good morning. reporter: good morning. this latest polling is good news for democrats. the polls conducted by the "los angeles times" and usc not such good news though for republican challengers. let's look at the race for u.s. senate in this latest poll. the numbers showing incumbent barbara boxer leading challenger carly fiorina by 50% to 42% among likely california voters. now, while democrats enjoy a big registration advantage the new poll shows that both independent and moderate voters are moving away from gop candidates. and in the race for u.s. senate, both candidates are pushing
hard in this, the last full week before the general election. >> and it's evident we needed a fighter for our clean energy future. it's now and it's me! >> i think it's very clear, we have a spending problem. so need to to take some very specific steps now to rein spending in. >> reporter: now, this new poll also showing similar results in the gubernatorial race. democrat jerry brown 52% to 39% for republican challenger meg whitman. this again according to the "los angeles times" and usc. the margin of error is plus or minus 3%. back to you. >> thank you, mark sayre. first lady michelle obama is expected in the bay area this afternoon. mrs. obama is scheduled to be at a fundraiser for democratic congressional candidates at the fairmont hotel in san francisco. the event with house speaker nancy pelosi begins at 4:00. now, this will be mrs. obama's second visit to the bay area since her husband became president. her other visit here was in june
of last year. the search for a new police chief in san jose moving forward today. the city plans to replace rob davis who retires this month. and they are holding a town hall meeting tonight asking the public what they want to see in the next police chief. davis has served in that department for a total of 30 years. all right. it is 6:05. let's get another check of traffic and weather. let's check in with elizabeth on the commute. >> good morning. sounds like our hotspot right now is livermore on the westbound 580 drive. drive time growing on westbound 580 out of the altamont pass taking you towards the dublin interchange. the problem is here approaching vasco road. we learned 3 to 4 cars are involved in the crash and the left lane is blocked so chp and emergency crews are heading to the scene. we believe this is an injury crash so you can see some even red sensors there as you approach vasco road. and it remains pretty heavy all the way past the accident scene
as you approach tassajara and the dublin interchange. we don't start to see speeds improve until you get to castro valley. in woodside we still have a stretch of highway 84 closed in both directions just west of highway 35. there is a downed tree and downed power lines after a blown transformer. 8:00 is the estimated time of opening that stretch of road. so consider highway 92 as an alternate. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, elizabeth. well, we got dumped on this weekend. today we dry out. out the door this morning, partly cloudy conditions are expected. temperatures for the morning ranging from the upper 40s to the mid-50s. temperatures for the afternoon they are going to be cool. mid- to upper 50s at the coast with partly cloudy conditions, also breezy. northwest winds around 15 to 20 miles per hour. breezy and cool around the bay with highs in the lower 60s and up to the mid-60s inland. those temperatures close to 10 degrees below average. today we dry out with a mix of
sun and clouds. but more rainfall is on the way. i'll let you know when coming up. all right, tracy. thanks very much. it is 6:07. it is now set. the giants and the texas rangers are in the world series. >> what the giants are doing today plus the most expensive ticket that's been purchased so far. >> and it's a heated fight between a bay area city, the police department and the 49ers. the off the field scuffle that comes with a hefty price tag. the independence to fix our schools? meg whitman. cut administrative overhead. put more money in the classroom. more charter schools. jerry brown? his union backers want to make it nearly impossible to fire a bad teacher. they oppose reform. oppose charter schools. oppose change. jerry brown: no changes in education. meg whitman: more money in the classroom. more charter schools. a chance for change.
"abolish the public schools." he even called our schools "insidious" and "socialism." as families struggle to raise their kids, to provide a good education, harmer bragged, "we can design a plan to dismantle them." david harmer is just too radical. we need jerry mcnerney. protecting local schools from devastating cuts. he's a moderate, endorsed by the stockton record, the independent, and our local teachers. i'm jerry mcnerney, and i approved this message.
you need the patch. (announcer) icy hot patches. targeted no-mess relief. icy to dull pain. hot to relax it away. pain's no match for the icy hot patch. things are busy at the bay bridge toll plaza. it is already backed up to the first overcrossing in the cash lanes. we just checked and still no metering lights. coming up we'll tell you why you may find some extra rubbernecking on the bay bridge and a multi-vehicle injury crash in livermore. traffic in six minutes. >> thank you. 6:10. welcome back, everyone. countdown to the world series. the giants are getting ready. the team holds its first practice this afternoon since arriving back in town. die-hard fans lined the streets yesterday welcoming the national
league champs. the team couldn't be happier about the support they have seen. >> big, big reason why we are here in the first play. the energy and atmosphere we get to play with every night a lot of teams don't experience that. we appreciate that. >> the giants play the rangers in the world series starting wednesday, first pitch just before 5:00. >> none of the players were supposed to talk to anyone but everyone was so excited. the first two games at at&t park, the middle three in texas. if necessary, game 6 and 7 back in san francisco. the most expensive ticket purchased so far $6,100 behind home plate. it is 6:11. free rides for the 49ers may be sidelined for good. the city of santa clara has yet to bill the team nearly $18,000. the tab covers police escorts to and from the airport and other rides. police are being blasted for helping a wealthy nfl with
limited resources. a police spokesman defended the service saying officers help out organizations that request police presence. matt bigler will have a live report at 6:30. and all that driving comes at a time when gas prices are at their highest. a new report shows the average price in california has jumped nearly a dime in the past two weeks to 3.11 a gallon. drivers in san francisco are paying more than anyone else in the country, $3.16 for a gallon of regular. it is 6:12. four days after a fire damaged a popular mall people near sacramento are looking ahead. >> in just a few minutes a live report on when crews hope to re- open the roseville galleria. well, the rainfall has moved out, the winds died down and sunshine returns. today's forecast coming up.
and india. i had to pack my bags and i was out the door that night. we even had to train our replacements. she didn't need 5 corporate jets. one hundred million for herself. fiorina never cared about our jobs. not then and not now. i'm barbara boxer and i approve this message. insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and hoping for different results. i've built businesses. i've built a business. met the payroll. met a payroll. i enter this office beholden to no one except you. i will owe my office to no one but you. i don't owe anyone anything. i don't owe anyone anything. what's the worst that can happen? what's the worst thing that can happen?
bay bridge, no metering lights. later on the morning commute they are going to hoist a huge tower as part of the bay bridge construction project and westbound drivers especially on the upper deck approaching the "s" curve will be able to see some of that work going on. so the best advice, don't slow down, don't rubberneck and then the commute will hopefully go on as according to plan. so yeah, thank you, chopper 5. all right. westbound 580, heavy ride because of this accident right here approaching vasco road. 3 to 4 cars involved in this injury crash. they have cleared it to the center divider but look at all this slow traffic, speeds under 20 miles per hour. and it remains heavy towards the dublin interchange. all your approaches to the bay bridge look good except we are seeing a little bit of slowing there on westbound 24 from lafayette towards orinda and oakland. the problem is the lights are out at the caldecott tunnel. they have been for a couple of
hours with power outages in the area so you can use the caldecott tunnel but again, just kind of spookier prehalloween commute through the tunnel. tracy likes that. in the south bay, top speeds out of morgan hill, 101 looks good towards santa clara through downtown san jose. sounds quiet this morning, no big problems through san jose really all along the peninsula and mass transit is rolling along on time if you want to use it. remember our radio partners, kcbs 740-am and 106.9-fm. that's for all the latest traffic and weather updates. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, elizabeth. i like the pre-halloween reference. >> we'll have to talk about costumes. >> and your weekend forecast. chance of rainfall coming in halloween also this weekend. yeah. we'll talk about that in just a few moments. in the meantime, out the door partly cloudy conditions inland for the bay and the coast. some reports of some fog well
inland in the valleys this morning so won't rule that out either and temperatures for the morning in the upper 40s to the mid-50s. this afternoon cool but no rain. mix of sun and clouds expected. breezy conditions around the bay and the coast. temperatures for the afternoon in the upper 50s around the coastline, lower 60s at the bay. and mid-60s inland. the storm system pushed well off to the east down. behind it clearing skies. today's forecast, mix of sun and clouds, temperatures 10 degrees below average. 60s in concord and livermore, oakland and fremont. 64 degrees in san jose. 62 redwood city. san francisco typically at 68, today 58. lower 60s in vallejo and san rafael and lower 60s in napa and santa rosa. i mentioned your halloween forecast. now you will see why. tuesday and wednesday, more
sunshine. we continue to dry out. temperatures will warm up a bit. but take a look at thursday and friday a chance of showers and also saturday and sunday. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> thank you. 6:19. it has now been several days since a massive fire at a popular mall near sacramento. the man accused of setting that fire is scheduled to be arraigned today. crews have been working nonstop to re-open the roseville galleria by thanksgiving. tony is outside the mall with a report. hi, tony. >> reporter: hey, guys, good morning. you're right. crews are getting here a little earlier this morning because this weekend's weather played a severe impact on the clean-up efforts. they have about 100 workers from a local temp agency working day and night shift and the district manager says he plans on hiring about another 300 over the notebooks few weeks to get in here and aid with the clean-up but this weekend's rain and high winds with a severe impact on the clean-up efforts and the federal investigation that's going on right now. a spokesman for the atf said
wind gusts pose a serious hazard for the 24 atf agents on scene with flying debris. now, the city and contractors have a lot of equipment here a lot of generators. and one piece of key equipment that they couldn't use this weekend was a crane because of high winds, couldn't get a lot of the big pieces out of the middle of the mall so investigators and clean just crews could get in there but the city of roseville is high gear. they have a satellite office to process permits for contractors and a spokesman said they are in 24/7 mode but guys, a very good piece of information, a big story here in roseville is that macy's hopes to re-open by thanksgiving. a few of them were agent tour the macy's here just a couple days ago and although they couldn't give us in a definitive answer on the extent of the damage, she is saying they are very hopeful that they will have the doors re-open in time for thanksgiving and holiday shopping. >> let's hope for their sake and for the employees it's the
halloween came no rainfall today, sunshine, mix of sun and clouds, but temperatures are cooling down. half moon bay today at 56 degrees. palo alto at 61. santa clara at 63. morgan hill at 64. warmer conditions are moving with along with more rainfall. i have your seven-day forecast in just a few moments. [ barking ] [ growling ] >> halloween came early at the box office this weekend. paranormal activity 2 took in more than $40 million. it's another documentary style thriller about a household menaced by evil spirits. last week's box office champion jackass3d in two, red number 3, hereafter and the social network the last two. if you have never tried coupon clipping you may want to start now. that's because prices at the
grocery store are going up. in the next few months general mills will be raising prices on some of its cereals and baked goods. >> sara lee's bread and deli meat expected to go up. the companies blame higher commodity costs and raw materials that go into the finished product. how are you trying to save money at the grocery store? send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org. or you can post your answers on our facebook page. we're also on twitter. and we would love to hear you money saving tips. 6:25. caught on tape. a bay area councilman taking down campaign signs. why he says he did nothing wrong. plus, full speed ahead for
bart. the pitch that could impact thousands of people. and the big reason why caltrans is telling drivers not to get too distracted on the bay bridge today and for the next couple of days. that story coming up. it is the last full week of campaigning before the general election. i'll have the result of some new polls for some major races in california. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
and good morning, everyone. it is monday, the 25th of october. can you believe it? two months until christmas? >> i know. you keep reminding me of that. the 25. >> you keep giving me the thanksgiving and christmas schedule. >> i think it's the rainy weather that makes you think ahead for the holidays. >> i have to get through halloween first with three kids. that's sunday. >> they have been trying on their outfits. >> oh, yeah. >> getting ready. >> it's a busy household. it's 6:29. it's a busy day on the roads as major construction is going on. at 7:00, drivers are going to be hit with interesting construction going on there now. live pictures from chopper 5 showing you just the upper and lower decks. traffic moving along. but there are going to be some construction changes. >> caltrans is warning drivers
too keep your eyes on the road because a lot of activity with that tower going up, 271 feet or so. so they are saying that it's going to really be a distraction for drivers. right now, everything looks like it's flowing smoothly. asthey are working 24 hours a day in 12-hour shifts. you start slowing down and thinking about something else, and that "s" curve will catch up with you and you have to be very, very careful around there. but again, this is going to be ongoing for about four days or so. so we'll keep you posted on that. >> absolutely. we'll have traffic coming up in just a minute. meantime, we have a lot going on with all of the elections. 6:30. the main candidates for governor and senator are making their final push across the state with eight days to go until the election. >> but how are the pitches playing with voters? mark sayre is in san jose with reaction.
>> reporter: we have new polling out from the "los angeles times" and usc showing good news for democrats, not so good for republican opponents. let's take a look at the numbers in the race for governor. the new polling shows democrat jerry brown with a 52-39% advantage over republican challenger meg whitman. while democrats enjoy a big registration advantage, the new poll shows both independent and moderate voters are moving away from gop candidates. in the race for governor, both candidates making a hard push in this, the last full week before the general election. >> i think he is a better candidate. >> that's a big margin. that's 13%. >> i don't know anything about the numbers. i just know who i like. >> the fact that he is so far ahead doesn't surprise you? >> no. he's a good guy. >> reporter: the meg whitman camp is challenging the
accuracy of those position showing that showing that other polls show them much closer. in the race for this senate, new poll results there as well showing barbara boxer 52% to 39% over challenger carly fiorina. this new poll with a margin of error of 3.2% plus or minus. reporting live in san jose, i'm mark sayre, cbs 5. >> thank you. first lady michelle obama is expected in the bay area this afternoon. mrs. obama is scheduled to be at a fundraiser for congressional candidates at the fairmont in san francisco. the event with house speaker nancy pelosi begins at 4:00. this will be mrs. obama's second visit to the bay area since her husband became president. she was also here last june. a hefty reward for some annual and unusual campaign shenanigans. some san jose firefighters videotaped a city councilman being caught with opponents campaign signs in his trunk. councilman pierluigi oliverio supports measure v which would
end binding arbitration in union negotiations. the unions are against it and offered a $10,000 reward for information on anyone stealing the no on v signs. he insists the signs were posted illegally on public property. bart director is pushing for a new extended route that would run all the way from richmond to ocean beach in san francisco. he says the new line would better serve the richmond neighborhood. while funding is a primary issue, he says bart could attract plenty of federal support. all right. as we were saying, crossing the bay bridge today you might see some construction work going on. in fact, just in the next half hour. sharon chin is on treasure island to explain what's happening today and the impact it could have on traffic. good morning sharon. >> reporter: good morning. crews have already begun the work in hoisting the second section of the tower and from our vantage point here at
treasure island, actually it's spectacular. imagine what it must look look as you drive across the bridge. crews have already begun around the clock projects building the 525-foot tower of the new bay bridge suspension span on the east side near the "s" curve. crews are putting on the second section of the tower. we'll have more view of that when it's daylight. in all 617 tons lifted 300 feet into the air and then bolted into place. now, we talked to caltrans spokesman bart ney this morning on the phone and he says each piece is 107 feet tall and weighs more than a million pounds. >> well, this is a four-day operation. the first part of it takes about 16 hours. and we started positioning the barge to lift this piece of the new tower at 5:00 this morning. >> reporter: so caltrans is saying that yes, you will be able to see this work from the upper deck but they are asking drivers please, do not slow
down. do not rubberneck. keep going. let the traffic flow normally and it looks like so far that it is but i have to tell you it's going to be tempting because even from our vantage point, this looks like a pretty grand project from here. >> keep your eye on the road. all right. sharon chin, thank you. 6:35. not only do you need to keep your eye on the road, you need to go a little slower because the roads are wet. let's go to elizabeth with our commute. >> we haven't had too many problems because of the slick roads but we'll go out to the bay bridge toll plaza once again where they did turn the metering lights on and we have already a good sized backup unfortunately. by 6:30 this morning it was already backed up to the macarthur maze. so there you go. you're waiting with a lot of other folks heading into san francisco. and again, as sharon just told us, they are hoisting that big section of tower in plains. we are hearing around 7:00 a.m. so that unfortunately may add to our commute across the bay bridge, as well. thank you, chopper 5. let's go to our maps. this is our one other hotspot
westbound 580 coming out of the altamont pass. close to a half hour now all because of this earlier accident approaching vasco road. some chp may still be off to the shoulder. it is completely out of lanes. check out that ride. a lot of slow traffic and it remains relatively heavy towards the dublin interchange. definitely the worst part of that commute though is westbound 580 from the altamont pass towards vasco. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, elizabeth. >> it was cozy this weekend, tracy, with all the rain. >> it was great weather if you needed to catch up on some sleep because it really wasn't much else to do, uhm, unless watching tv or many of the college football on for saturday and a pro football on sunday. so this weekend a lot of you were inside. well, today you get an opportunity to head outside. cloudy this morning out the door, upper 40s to the mid-50s. for this afternoon, sun and clouds but cool temperatures.
lohr 60s around the bay. partly cloudy, breezy and cool for the bay. partly cloudy and breezy and cool for the coastline with temperatures in the 50s. our forecast, we are still expecting quite a bit of sunshine in today's forecast. we have storm system again that came through. it is pushed out of the bay area back behind it clearing conditions improving conditions expected. temperatures here's a look mid- 60s in concord, 65 in fairfield, 63 in livermore, lower 60s in oakland also in fremont. 64 in san jose. 58 in san francisco. 60s in vallejo, san rafael, 63 santa rosa. seven-day forecast, we dry out today through wednesday, take a look at thursday and friday. rainfall. now take a look at the weekend. another chance of continued showers saturday and sunday. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> thank you. the search for a new police chief in san jose moves forward
today. the city plans to replace rob davis, who retires this month. they are holding a town hall meeting tonight asking the fun what they want to see in the next police chief. davis has served in the department for a total of 30 years. 6:38. the celebration is still in full swing but the giants are already back to business. they will hold the first practice this afternoon since arriving back in town. die-hard fans lined the streets yesterday welcoming the national league champions. the team couldn't be happier about all the support they have seen. the giants play the rangers in the world series starting wednesday, first pitch just before 5:00 p.m. the first two games are at at&t park, the middle three in texas, and if necessary game 6 and 7 back in san francisco. home sales in the bay area have dropped once again. they have now taken a dip four straight months as of september. sales last month were the lowest since 2007.
researchers say the drop will likely continue until there is more job confidence and also a stronger economy. three beaches in southern california might re-open today after a deadly shark attack. a college student was killed friday in santa barbara when he disappeared in the water. he came back up in a pool of blood with his leg badly hurt. he died shortly after. since then, there haven't been any other shark sightings. all right. well, all of us dream of being a millionaire one day. three signs that can actually predict your future wealth. plus, the holiday season is fast approaching. the positive change you will start noticing very soon. wrap [ male announcer ] unions have spent over 20 million dollars against meg whitman. millions in cash for brown. and the teacher's union just spent millions more attacking meg.
jerry brown again? he sure comes with strings attached. i'm among 30,000 employees who used to work for hp. i was supposed to retire there. carly fiorina changed all that. fiorina laid off 30,000 people and she shipped our jobs to china and india. i had to pack my bags and i was out the door that night. we even had to train our replacements. she didn't need 5 corporate jets. one hundred million for herself. fiorina never cared about our jobs. not then and not now.
against meg whitman. millions in cash for brown. and the teacher's union just spent millions more attacking meg. jerry brown again? he sure comes with strings attached. busy morning at the bay bridge. metering lights on at 6:20. upper deck, things are moving fine into san francisco. but heads up for the next half hour caltrans crews will be out there major milestone today in the bay bridge construction project begins right here near the "s" curve. caltrans is going to begin installing the next section of the main tower. we are told it is going to be visible to drivers especially on the upper deck. so watch out for that. keep your eyes on the road and don't rubberneck. keep things moving along. let's go to our maps show you
another hotspot this morning. westbound 24 kind of slow right now. it's only because the lights are out in the caldecott tunnel. so we are waiting for daylight to come up. we'll have to check in with tracy when sunrise is but a lot of slow traffic out of orinda lights are out in both directions of the tunnel. westbound 58an extra slow ride this morning up to a half hour from the altamont pass to the dublin interchange. most of that slow traffic is here approaching vasco road. three to four-car injury crash was cleared to the shoulder but looks like chp is on scene still. obviously a visual distraction because traffic is very heavy approaching vasco. past vasco then we are seeing speeds improve. taking a live look outside here's 880 through oakland. this is near the coliseum. no problems through here. everything is fine up towards downtown oakland. same thing across the san mateo bridge, no problems across the span between hayward and foster city and one more live look here's a look at traffic coming out of downtown san jose. these are headlights moving northbound approaching the 880 interchange and mass transit is
running on time. remember our radio partners, kcbs 740-am and 106.9-fm. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, elizabeth. you can also tune into kcbs radio for constant updates on your weather for the morning and also into the afternoon. speaking of your weather, satellite and radar showing the storm system that came in through the weekend has exited the bay area. dumped quite a bit of rainfall up to 7" in our north bay hills. anywhere from one to five inches in our north bay valley. currently a few clouds pushing through the bay area. that's the drill today. today's highs in the lower 60s in napa and in santa rosa. lower 60s in vallejo and san rafael. 61 in oakland. 62 at fremont. closer to the coastline and the bay. the upper 50s in san francisco. 56 in pacifica. seven-day forecast, mix of sun
and clouds expected monday. tuesday continued sunshine and take a look at the temperatures. they are warming up a bit. thursday a chance of showers are back in the forecast. and friday a chance of rainfall. we'll continue with that chance of rainfall in the forecast saturday and also for sunday. halloween is sunday. carry an umbrella with the trick or treaters just in case. full moon, our mypix photo. >> email your photos at email@example.com. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> thank you. santa claus may bring more jobs this christmas. holiday sales expected to increase only slightly this year but you may have a better chance of finding a job. increased online sales, more temporary stores and optimism about the season are leading
some retailers to expand their workforce. toys 'r us alone is hiring 45,000 extra workers this holiday season. you want to know if you will will be rich someday? the daily beast has come up with 15 signs to predict future wealth. number one, good looks could be good for your pocketbook. attractive men earn 9% more than their less attractive counterparts. women earn 4% more. >> number 2, homecoming queens have the advantage. people who are popular in high school reportedly earn 10% more than their classmates. and the number 3, you need to check your family tree. the site says people of russian descent are more likely to be rich in america. robo signing what's up with that? >> that's what the federal reserve plans to find out. here now is jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com the most popular man on campus in his high school. right, jason? >> i don't know about that. or the good-looking part. but we are hoping for good
things in the future. bernanke the federal reserve chairman says that regulators are closely looking at bank practices when it comes to foreclosures. a number of them including bank of america, jpmorgan chase, p&t financial, allied financial, all had moratoriums because of that robo signing process where people just simply signed off on the documents without reading what was in them. ben bernanke says they will have preliminary results from their investigation next month. bank of america is ending its moratorium on 23 states that require court approval for foreclosures. california isn't on the list. they did find some errors but most of the practices are sound. we'll see what the fed says next monday. the g20 meeting in south korea this past weekend didn't result in a lot outside of handshakes and people saying finance ministers saying they will try to prevent future trade imbalances as well as currency devaluation in the future. not much outside of that. the dollar is continuing its fall against the euro as a
result. the euro is now worth $1.40. that's helping the stock market because it's making u.s. exports cheaper abroad. right now the dow is up by 69 points. nasdaq is higher by 21. s&p 500 gaining 9 points. in just a few minutes we'll get a report on existing home sales for last month not expecting a lot of good news. >> thank you, jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. well, from coffee to cereal prices at the grocery store are slowly creeping up. researchers say companies like general mills and sara lee could be raising their prices in the near future. that's because of the higher commodity costs. >> our question of the day: how are you trying to save money at the grocery store?
time for a look at what's coming up later this morning on "the early show." >> maggie rodriguez joins us now from new york. maggie, good morning. >> ladies, good morning to you. coming up, we'll take you to north texas this morning where there have been a series of deadly tornadoes. they are assessing the damage this morning. these tornadoes were so powerful, they knocked over a freight train. they have destroyed several homes. we are going to be live this morning in one of the hardest- hit areas. you will also meet a young man who was out with his buddy on the water when this happened. a great white came out of nowhere took a chunk out of the boogie board, severed the man's leg and killed him. his best friend who witnessed the whole thing will be in the studio with us for an exclusive interview. and you will meet the man behind this video, who is jumping into the tracks to help another man who just fell in. the hero will be here also exclusively. so look for all that and much more coming up on "the early
show" on cbs 5. maggie, thank you very much. we'll see you at 7:00. >> just about to turn 6:50 now. justifies over a week away from the elections. >> the new poll just released. and the candidate with a bigger lead this morning. ,, insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and hoping for different results. i've built businesses. i've built a business. met the payroll. met a payroll. i enter this office beholden to no one except you. i will owe my office to no one but you. i don't owe anyone anything. i don't owe anyone anything.
what's the worst that can happen? what's the worst thing that can happen? state budget cuts are crippling my classroom, so i can't believe the sacramento politicians cut a backroom deal that will give our state's wealthiest corporations a new billion dollar tax give-away, a new handout that can only mean larger class sizes and even more teacher layoffs. but passing prop 24 can change all that. prop 24 repeals the unfair corporate give-away and puts our priorities first. vote yes on prop 24, because it's time to give our schools a break, not the big corporations.
governor and senator in california are making their final pitches. just eight days until voters go to the polls and the candidates for governor and senator in california are making their final pitches. mark sayre is in san jose with some new poll numbers. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it is definitely the final stretch one more full week of campaigning. the latest polls are -- the new polling shows democrat jerry brown with a 52-39% advantage over republican challenger meg whitman. while democrats enjoy a big registration advantage, the new poll shows both independent and moderate voters are moving away from gop candidates. the "l.a. times" poll also finding that both independent and moderate voters are moving away from gop candidates around the state. live from san jose, mark sayre, cbs 5, back to you. >> thank you.
crossing the bay bridge today you may see construction work going on. sharon chin is on treasure island to explain what's happening and the impact on traffic. >> reporter: in fact, you can take a look we are here on treasure island and you can see it from here even without daylight. they are putting up a new section of tower into place. caltrans crews are up there. you can see it as you drive on the bridge going westbound around the area right near the "s" curve. crews have begun a round-the- clock four-day project building the 525-foot tower of the new bay bridge suspension span. crews are putting the second section of the tower into place. they are using a crane and steel framework nearby. each section is 107 feet tall. it weighs 617 tons. and it's going to be lifted 300 feet high into the air and then locked into place. it's going to be a spectacle. if you are driving on the bay bridge, you can get a front seat. however, caltrans is warning
drivers, do not slow down. don't slow down traffic. don't look at what's going on. i know it's going to be hard. but they doesn't want to impede traffic. >> you tell someone don't look -- they are going to look! [ laughter ] >> thank you, sharon. the giants will hold their first practice this afternoon since arriving back in town. die-hard fans lined the streets yesterday welcoming the national league champs. the team couldn't be happier about the support they have seen. the giants play the rangers in the world series starting wednesday. first pitch just before 5:00 p.m. and the first two games are at at&t park. the middle three in texas and if necessary, game 6 and 7 back in san francisco. >> don't say that! la, la, la, la, la, no six and seven. >> the first game is wednesday at 5:00. so got a couple of days we have
to get to work and, you know, just keep hoping that it's going to be a good day wednesday for the giants. >> and no rain. >> first let's talk about the traffic. out to the bay bridge again. it is backed up to the macarthur maze has been for a while. busy morning at the bay bridge and like we have been saying and as sharon just told you, just shortly they should begin hoisting that huge section of tower into place at the bay bridge. hard to miss especially on the upper deck near the "s" curve so that could cause some extra heavy traffic this morning across the bay bridge. we'll give you updates on your traffic and news and weather during the updates during the "cbs early show." let's go to our maps. we have a new crash in hayward southbound 880 approaching highway 92. it sounded like it was blocking one lane right before i came on air so already we are seeing slowing on our sensors but if
you are heading towards the san mateo bridge, once you get across the span, traffic is heavier now but still not impacting your drive time. we haven't seen any problems. westbound 92, 13 minutes from 880 to 101. and in woodside we still have the traffic alert likely until 8:00 a.m. both directions of highway 84 closed just west of 35. downed power lines, a downed tree in the area. so detours are in place. highway 92 is a goo alternate. mass transit is on time. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, elizabeth. forecast for today nothing like the weekend. i wanted to show you on doppler because it was so busy on the weekend. you didn't see anything like this red, yellow and green. now nothing going on. storm system moving out of the bay area, so for today we are expecting a mix of sun and clouds. take a look at the temperatures. cooler than average. mid-50s at the coastline, lower 60s at the bay and mid-60s
inland. thursday and friday, showers in the forecast. look at saturday and sunday. juliette has three young people to dress up for halloween. >> you let me know that monday is a holiday for most of the kids isn't it? >> they have a teacher workday or they are going to. [ laughter ] [overlapping speakers] >> i think that's the plan, yeah. no school monday. >> a little soggy. >> i'm just going to say, let's get our rain gear. >> what are they going to be? >> one is a mummy, one a cute witch, a hip witch, and then the other one is going to be a pirate. i dress up, too. >> what are you going to be? >> i don't know. >> single girls on the town. >> i have no idea. i don't even know what i'm doing for halloween yet. >> okay. >> honey, it's a school night, okay? you have to come to work on
monday. >> that's true. [ laughter ] >> all right. this is a fun one. this is a competition that really any of us could win here on this set. in madrid, this weekend, spain's first siesta championship. >> i would enter this. >> a sleeping contest. a 62-year-old unemployed security guard able to block out all the noise at the crowded mall to doze off for 17 minutes. there was another contestant that actually slept a minute longer but they gave the security guard bonus points for, get this he snores. and he snored really loud. registered at 70 decibels. the prize, $1,500. got a story idea or comment you would like to share with us? email firstname.lastname@example.org. thanks for watching cbs 5