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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. it's now confirmed. pg&e workers installed the pipeline that blew up in san bruno. why the new revelation is sparking major concerns. and they pulled a passenger off a plane at sfo because of his baggy pants but a half naked cross-dresser, no problem. he flies. why u.s. airways allowed this man to fly. good morning, everybody. it is wednesday, june 22. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm grace lee. hopefully a lot of you joined the weather outside today. it's going to be pretty nice. >> yeah, lawrence. i guess cooling down a little bit but that's okay. >> we are dropping the temperatures. at least we have variety today. with some cooler temperatures with the fog and low clouds moving onshore, so a very comfortable 67 degrees in san francisco. you will see 76 and sunny and bright in oakland. 86 in san jose today. still hot as you head to the valleys. some of those temperatures
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again moving into the mid-90s. elizabeth has traffic. >> lawrence was jealous of my camera here. you can see, the weather probably better than the traffic in this traffic shot here. but traffic is getting by okay right now on the central freeway but you will notice fog at issue for portions of our morning commute including stretches of highway 1 as you make your way through pacifica. new revelations in the san bruno blast. pg&e now admits that its own crew actually installed the failed pipeline not outside contractors. >> anne makovec is in san bruno with these new concerns. and it's causing other concerns about some projects. anne? >> reporter: yeah. who works on these pipelines and what kind of materials did they use? now that the sun is coming up here in san bruno, you can see the site of where that pipeline blew in september. that big hole there, that is where one -- line 132 was
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underground. it apparently had some faults into its welds. pg&e decided to use other pieces of pipe when it repaired this line including part of a pipe from 1944, all new information coming out this morning from this big document dump from pg&e being reported in the "san jose mercury news." it's part of the ongoing investigation into the explosion. pg&e released 225,000 pages of new documents on the history of the pipeline, who worked on them, when, and what they used as material. according to the "mercury news" they reveal a history of welding problems in pg&e pipes including the one that blew here in san bruno. that is on top, of course, of the faulty recordkeeping that pg&e has already admitted to. you may remember the utility listed this line as seamless when it turns out it had a patchwork of welds. and it was a pg&e crew who put
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this together not an outside contractor. now, also, some concerns here about pg&e's testing procedures coming from this latest load of documents that they decided to finally unveil to investigators, including the fact that they were using what was called a soapy water test. they were putting soapy water into some of these pipes and seeing if soap bubbles would come out of the welds which would then prove to them if the welds were safe or not. regulators want them to use more stringent testing emergencies like either sending robots into the pipeline or using high pressure water tests. so again, there's going to be a slew of new regulation that's going to come from all of this investigating, but a lot of concerns as well and coming up in the next half hour, we will talk a little bit about some other welds that caused leaks in the bay area over the past few decades that are raising some eyebrows now this morning. back to you. >> thank you. president obama appears
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ready for a change of course regarding the war in afghanistan. the president is set to deliver a nationally broadcasted speech this evening. he is expected to announce plans to withdraw about 10,000 u.s. servicemembers from afghanistan within the next year. you can watch the president's address live right here on cbs 5 starting today at 5:00. they won't give up. again this weekend family and friends of michelle le will be searching for the missing nursing student. the cousin says the family behind the frame group of private investigators. the goal, to help develop information about le's whereabouts. the p.i. is expected to seek out anyone who can help find the woman who vanished in hayward nearly a month ago. >> just a couple of hours, doctors at san francisco general hospital will give an update on bryan stow's condition. the giants fan has been in critical condition since he was attacked outside dodger stadium march 31. l.a. police continue to investigate the case. the prime suspect has been sent back to prison on a parole violation.
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but he has not been charged in the attack. lawrence mentioned the fog is pouring into san francisco this morning and things will cool down today. kristy seifkin, though, is in pleasanton and it's already warm there. she is going to tell us how to avoid problems when it's hot. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. already breaking into the 70s here in pleasanton standing at the mission plaza and only going to warm up more by this afternoon breaking into the 90s as lawrence will tell you more about later. and even though it was cooler today than it was yesterday, don't expect to adjust to the heat quite yet. we talked to a representative at contra costa medical yesterday who said that it takes four to five days to adjust to these large changes in temperature and kids in particular are susceptible to the heat changes. >> usually get acclimated to heat over time so we go from spring to summer and get gradually warmer with you but this went from very cool to very warm suddenly speak aren't
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used to the heat -- very cool to very warm suddenly so people aren't used to the heat yet. >> reporter: 8 cases of heat exhaustion and one case of heat stroke yesterday and most of these were kids at the contra costa medical center. but everyone needs to be cautious. signs of heat exhaustion are being tired, nausea, redness in the face. if you stop sweating or are disoriented, seek medical attention. one thing to look out for the the well-being of is your property, as well. governor brown is actually issued an executive order last week to give more resources to state departments in preparation for fire season. and if you are in inland spots we are seeing some of that dry grass like we saw yesterday in the oakland hills, certainly cut back that dry grass to lower the chance of your property catching on fire. back to you. >> thank you. we are looking at some cooler weather in the bay area right now. that marine air moving in along the cost line carrying with it the low clouds and the fog but
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tell you what it's going to take another day or so before it heads all the way inland. so still going to stay hot in spots. that's why the mild temperatures showing up in many of the valleys. that marine air not there yet into the 60s. at the coast patchy fog, dense into pacifica and 52 degrees. this afternoon temperatures soaring in spots again. but the triple digits are done for now. let's plan on hot 90s though in many spots inland. 93 in concord and livermore. 95 degrees in fairfield. 70s and 80s around the bay, much cooler approaching the coastline with patchy fog and sunshine and into the 60s. all right. let check out that cool traffic weather or cool traffic forecast with elizabeth. >> whatever we're talking about. >> yeah. >> all right. let's go toward oakland. southbound 880 approaching embarcadero fifth avenue we have a new accident just coming into our newsroom. a couple of lanes blocked here, so we'll continue to watch it just coming in, looks like our sensors haven't had time to update. so our closest camera is near the coliseum. so far, north- and southbound traffic 880 looks okay through
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here but again that accident blocking at least two lanes. southbound 880 approaching embarcadero. fog as lawrence mentioned a big issue for weather and traffic this morning. no official fog advisories but obviously very thick like pea soup got to say that at least once this morning, across the span. back to you. >> thank you. u.s. airways pulled a passenger off an sfo plane for his baggy pants but now a half naked cross-dresser, no problem. you decide. we have the picture to prove it. jill tarlow snapped this photo of the proud passenger just prior to the flight from florida to phoenix. the man was wearing april woman's bathing suit bottom and matching top black lace thigh high stockings and high heels. tarlow says there were complaints but u.s. airways told her that the passenger was okay to fly since no part of his anatomy was showing. >> i just kept thinking myself, what if i was wearing that outfit? what if you know i was in the
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same outfit, would u.s. airways not ask me to cover up? >> the incident happened just a few days before deshon marmon was forced off a u.s. airways flight in san francisco because of his saggy pants. he was arrested. marmon's lawyer says it appears it was a case of racial discrimination. >> sounds like his case got a little stronger to say the least. coming up a 4-year-old loses his prized t-ball trophy in a fire and now the san francisco giants are stepping in with a special gift. >> plus, balancing the budget. lawmakers didn't do it. so they are not getting paid. the new plan the governor could unveil today. and an east bay animal shelter is in need of rescuing. the last-second auction before petsoutsourced it other cities. ,,
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restrictions on medical procedure. for months the city of alameda has been trying to shut down its animal shelter in order to save money. but now there may be a compromise. the city wanted to outsource the pets and save more than $700,000. the city recently reached an 11th hour agreement with animal rights activists. >> this agreement is basically to work together to come together put our heads together and figure out how we can implement and develop the transfer of the shelter into a sustainable nonprofit. >> they have four months to make it happen. california state controller halted paychecks for the state lawmakers. john chiang determined the budget plan they passed wasn't balanced as required. governor brown vetoed that proposal anyway and now he is preparing an alternative budget plan which he may present to the democratic lawmakers as soon as today. it's believed the governor will come up with a plan that would not raise taxes and any tax increase needs a two-thirds
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majority to pass anyways and therefore would need support from at least two republicans in each house which might be tough to get. 6:14. president obama is addressing the nation tonight about the war in afghanistan. how many troops will start coming home and when? >> plus you're going to have to dig deeper to park in the south bay. the new rate hikes to park in city garages coming up. traveling out of the bay area today? you have 72 degrees, cleared for take-off. got plenty of sunshine out there, as well. but not so lucky in other parts of the country. we are looking at some clouds moving in and possibility of some stormy weather as you're headed in toward the chicago area. possibility of some showers there. 74 degrees much cooler than it has been over the past couple of days. continuing on toward new york, well, they are also going to see a few more clouds and yes, the possibility of showers even some thunderstorms about 79 degrees. more on your local forecast coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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he plans to address the nation the war in afgha another nationally broadcast speech this evening for president obama. >> he plans to address the nation about the war in afghanistan and joel brown joins us live from washington, d.c. and joel, what are the plans we can expect from the president? >> it took a few weeks for the president to finally decide on a troop withdrawal number but here's what he plans to announce. and we are only talking about
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those 33,000 u.s. forces sent to afghanistan in 2009. 10,000 troops will be withdrawn by the end of the year. 5,000 troops in the next couple of months will be withdrawn and another 5,000 in the months after. that would leave about 23,000 troops still in afghanistan in the surge and the president hopes to have them out by the end of 2012. >> wasn't the mission to get osama bin laden? they have done that. critics say let's just get out completely. >> reporter: you're right. many more americans want it over now, at least that's what the polls show. in fact, one of the president's closest allies, the top democrat on the senate armed services committee put on a statement on a withdrawal of 15,000 troops by the end of the year and the president is only calling for 10,000 troops. so there will be many complaints on both sides of the aisle after the president speaks tonight that his withdrawal plan doesn't move
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fast enough. >> yoel, it sounds like his plan tonight that he is going to announce is very much a compromise. does he risk pleasing no one with this plan? >> well, it's a fine line and there are still plenty of lawmakers here in washington despite the complaints and the growing queasiness about this decade o war. there are plenty of lawmakers in washington who still trust the generals and commanders on the ground and they are the ones who are asking the president to slow this withdrawal down so we don't lose any gains that we have made over the last 10 years. >> all right, joel brown live in washington, thank you. don't forget, we are going to carry the president's address to the nation life right here on cbs 5 -- live right here on cbs 5. coverage begins at 5 p.m. good morning, bay area. you just getting up? we have some patchy fog that's moved in along the coastline. the cooler temperatures in the works. still it is going to be hot in spots. transamerica building looking downwards toward the financial district. you can see some of the patchy
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fog moving onshore. a sign. sea breeze kicking in, that's something we haven't had over the past couple of days bringing with it cooler temperatures outside. still seeing mild numbers though inland up into the 60s in some spots, a clear start there. that patchy fog has made its way into the bay and there's some dense fog at the coastline. in afternoon, sunny and not quite as hot. no triple digits but still hot enough, mid-90s in the warmest spots. plenty of milder conditions inside the bay and 60s at the coastline. stronger sea breeze kicking in for today. and the next few days, as this low will start to drop in cooling down the temperatures more so probably below normal toward looks like toward the weekend. this is what we're expecting around the bay area. big-time drop in temperatures between 7 to 12 degrees cooler across the board as the numbers really come down from yesterday's highs. you will still find some warm sunshine in many areas, though. plan on 85 degrees and sunny in santa clara. 84 milpitas. 60s patchy fog at the coastline. well inland mid-90s in the warmest spots it looks like today. 70s just inside the bay into
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oakland and alameda and berkeley. and the north bay 60s at the coastline. 80s inland, 90s toward fairfield. next few days 90s go away, cooler air moves in. temperatures drop through the weekend below normal. that's a look at weather. let's check traffic with elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. we continue to follow this accident in oakland. southbound 880 approaching embarcadero. sounds like a car went into the center divide. there may actually be two accidents in the same stretch. kcbs airborne just flew over the scene. traffic is stacking up towards the 980 interchange. a lot of slow traffic in those southbound lanes of 880 right before you get towards embarcadero. now, if you are continuing southbound towards the coliseum, there's a live look at north- and southbound traffic moving fine in either direction across the stretch. so we'll watch out for that problem. sounds like at least one lane is blocked there. westbound 580 starting to get sluggish out of the altamont pass. in fact, we are seeing a lot of brake lights from vasco out
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towards airway as you mac your way out of liver -- make your way out of livermore. fog a big traffic issue this morning especially across the golden gate bridge. fog also reported along portions of highway 1 through pacifica, daly city. no official fog advisory is issued but look at that visibility obviously a real issue. it is like pea soup out there across the golden gate bridge so really thick there heading out of marin. just getting word of a water main break in san francisco at 40th avenue. you can see sounds like lanes are likely blocked possibly even streets. watch out for that. we'll update you on that coming up. mass transit is on time. back to you. >> thank you. 6:22 now. a t-ball player loses his favorite trophy in a fire and now the giants are stepping in to cheer him up. we'll talk about that. plus, rock aby baby. how a trick used with kids can help you get better sleep. ♪
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say more study is needed. uc-berkeley's baseball team doing well in the college world series now. >> they are. go, bears! the bears beat texas a & m yesterday, 7-3. tomorrow cal will playvirginia which beat the bears in the tournament opener over the weekend a couple of days ago. but the bears played the number one seed very well, losing 4-1. they held them scoreless for six-plus. so hey, go bears. >> right on. the giants are trying to cheer up a 4-year-old ballplayer. they are replacing a trophy he lost in a house fire. >> these zachary brian. he is posing with his trophy. cute little guy. he earned it after his first season of t-ball. it was one of the items lost when a fire burned the family home in the el dorado hills over the weekend. >> so thanks to his t-ball coach, the giants found out about zachary and his lost trophy. so before today's game, the team will give him a new trophy plus new baseball gear. nice. >> you want to win friends,
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that's what you do. nice job, giants. it's 6:26. coming up, parking about to become even more of a pain at one bay area city. the new fee hikes just approved. plus, a college student arrested for his saggy pants. but somehow a half naked cross- dresser walks on the plane just fine. how the airline is explaining the clothing contradiction. if you piled up all of the documents that pg&e just released it would be 75 feet tall. we'll give you the highlights or lowlights of the latest documents dump and what it means for our safety coming up. and i'm kristy seifkin here in pleasanton where it's going to be another hot day. the first day of the alameda county fair and hot weather throughout the rest of the bay area. i'll give you tips for staying cool and for protecting your home. d th spirit. at bank of america, we've been fueling economic growth here
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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. good wednesday morning. it's june 22. i'm grace lee. >> glad to have you on board. i'm frank mallicoat. time now 6:30. big wardrobe change today because temperatures are going down at least two or three degrees. >> kind of foggy outside, lawrence. >> yes. foggy in parts of the bay area. a sign of the air-conditioning kicking in here in the bay area. low clouds and fog returning to the coastline. 67 degrees much more comfortable into san francisco,
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76 and sunny and bright in oakland. you will find 80s in towards san jose, still hot 90s in the valleys but these temperatures are all coming down the next few days, more on that in a moment. right now check out the roads with elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. out live to the nimitz. this is right by the coliseum. everything is great through here but if you are heading a little north of this, southbound 880 near embarcadero, we still have this crash blocking lanes, traffic is really stacking up towards the 980 interchange so we'll have more details on that plus update you on this, yeah, foggy start to our morning commute. can you get where this is? back to you guys. >> hard to tell. >> that's the golden gate bridge, right? >> yeah. but you have been seeing it all morning. so i'm not sure that's fair. [ laughter ] >> i still got it. come on. 6:31. thank you. new concerns this morning about pg&e projects here in the bay area. >> i guess so. that's after the company admits its own crews installed that pipeline that exploded in san bruno. anne makovec has more. >> reporter: pg&e also now
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trying to track down what other pipelines that pg&e crew may have worked on. of course, they worked on the failed one here in san bruno. we are learning more about the materials they may have used including a piece of patchwork pipeline that they welded in here that may have been from 1944 instead of pg&e just simply buying a new section of pipe to put in here in holes. part of the ongoing investigation here into the explosion which killed 8 people and destroyed 38 homes last september, pg&e released 225,000 pages of new documents this week. according to "san jose mercury news," they reveal a history of welding problems in pg&e pipes including line 132, which is the one, of course that caused the explosion here in san bruno that is on top of the faulty recordkeeping that pg&e has already admitted to. you may remember again the utility listed this line as seamless and it turns out it had a lot of welds.
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and it was a pg&e crew who put it together, not an outside contractor. another disturbing element of these new documents, leaks caused by weld problems, including some reported elsewhere in the bay area, in san jose in 2010, in oakland in 2005, and in san rafael in both 1997 and 1998, leaks again found to be caused by weld problems. testing methods that pg&e use to test their safety lines also coming into question. so state regulators have a lot to do with this new load of documents that pg&e just released. but get this. even though when they all are lined up, the documents are about 75 feet tall, still not its entirety. still not what regulators have asked for. and pg&e says they are still looking for more documents.
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grace and frank? >> another 25 or 30 feet perhaps. >> reporter: yeah. i mean, i don't know -- -- how do you even start to go through that? it's just -- it really is a mess. >> it is. anne makovec is in san bruno. thank you. in just a few hours we are going to get an update from doctors at san francisco general hospital on the condition of injured giants fan bryan stow. the santa cruz man has been in critical condition since he was attacked outside of dodger stadium. in the meantime, the prime suspect in the beating has been sent back to prison on a parole violation. but giovanni ramirez has not been charged in the attack. president obama appears ready for a change of course in regards to the war in afghanistan. the president is set to deliver a nationally broadcast speech this evening. he is expected to announce plans to withdraw about 10,000 u.s. servicemembers from afghanistan within the next year. you can watch the president's address live right here on cbs
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5 at 5 p.m. too much heat a problem for a lot of people around the bay area. kristy seifkin is in pleasanton with ways to avoid health problems. she joins us with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. already warm here in pleasanton. the first day of the alameda county fair because your aheaded out except warm temperatures today again not quite as warm as yesterday. but don't expect to adjust to this hot weather quite yet. we talked to the head of the emergency room at contra costa medical yesterday. he said that it takes a few days to adjust to these extreme changes in temperature and since we have had such a cool spring and then suddenly this warm weather it's taking longer for people to adjust to those temperatures particularly children. >> when i first started playing, i had lots of energy. but like at the end of the day, feels like just sitting on a couch and die. >> you can tell that they definitely are more tired. that just means we take more water breaks, make sure they are getting water. we still like it play the games, they get through it as
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long as we increase water and rest. >> reporter: today we were hearing from students at tennis camp here in the inland valleys and the coach certainly trying to keep cool but even if you are not exercising outside you do need to be cautious about being outside in the heat. some signs of heat exhaustion to be aware of: certainly being tired, nauseous, sweating, redness in the face and at the point when you stop sweating or get disoriented, that's when you need to seek medical attention. you also want to look out for the well-being of your property, as well. in anticipation of the start of wildfire season, last being governor brownish -- last week governor brown issued an executive order to give people additional resources to prepare for wildfires. you can take things into your own hands especially in the inland spots by cutting back some of the dry grasses and brush hopefully to reduce chances of your property catching on fire. back to you. >> good advice. okay, kristy seifkin live in pleasanton, thank you. the heat wave was pretty
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short, two or three days. we are coming down. >> comes, goes. >> a couple of degrees. we are in the 80s and 90s, lawrence? >> yeah. we are going to drop especially the closer you are to the coastline we'll see those temperatures much cooler today but it's going to take some time to work some of that marine air into the some of the valleys so staying hot inland. outside now you can see towards the transamerica building we have a couple of patches of fog moving over san francisco. that's the a sign that the sea breeze -- that's a sign that the sea breeze is kicking in and cooler temperatures are on the way. it looks like that ridge of high pressure is weakening but it's going to hold on and bring hot temperatures in some of the valleys again into the 90s there. 50s and 60s in the bay area now, 60s at the coast. let's check traffic with elizabeth. >> thank you. here's live look right now at 880 traffic through oakland. through this portion near the coliseum, everything is fine. southbound 880 towards
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embarcadero and fifth avenue, one lane is blocked, one or two accidents where a car went into the center divide. at last check, kcbs airborne flew over the scene a few minutes ago and said traffic was stacking up. hopefully they are clearing things. 40th avenue and kirkham street in the sunset district, likely lanes blocked, possibly streets block in the area. so we are following this, as well. in the meantime, back to you guys. >> thank you. 6:38. seems you're going to have to dig deeper if you want to park in downtown san jose. the city council has just approved rate hikes at city- operated garages. starting july 1, three garages will start charging a $5 flat rate on saturdays. at san pedro square the $5 flat rate goes up to $7 on nights of major events at hp pavilion. in addition, standard weekday and week night rates are going up. but visitors still get that two
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hours of free parking if you get validation from downtown businesses. >> another potential snag for san jose's effort to reduce the city's budget deficit. the state attorney general's office is now raising legal concerns about mayor chuck reed's plan. kcbs radio's matt bigler is live in san jose with more. matt, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. attorney general kamala harris says that mayor chuck reed's plan to roll out a ballot measure possibly to change employee pension benefits could be on shaky legal footing. her lead counsel says financial problems faced by governments must be solved lawfully. at issue is whether there can be a fiscal state of emergency to change employees with people who already have contracts with the city. the city doesn't have a lot of options when it comes to curbing pension costs according to this person. >> we have to have new pensions
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for new employees that the taxpayer can afford. otherwise, we are just fooling ourselves that we are ever going to fix the problem. >> so they are looking at curbing pension costs for both new employees and current employees. the mayor's response to all this to the attorney general's review, basically they need to do more homework. he says they need to do more reviewing and they don't know what they are trying to do the review doesn't carry the weight of a legal opinion but it gives guidance to lawmakers to give a decision on what san jose it trying to do. the city has postponed discussion about a fiscal emergency until the fall. i'm matt bigler for cbs 5. >> thank you. they booted a passenger other saggy pants but u.s.
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airways allowed a nearly naked man to fly. check out the picture. jill tarlow asked a passenger to pose for her pictured before they got on the flight from florida to phoenix. the man was wearing a woman's bathing suit, bottom and top, and not much else. tarlow says u.s. airways told her that the passenger was okay because he wasn't showing any part of his anatomy. >> i just kept thinking to myself, what if i was wearing that outfit? what if you know, i was in the same outfit, would u.s. airways not ask me to cover up? >> this happened just a few days before deshon marmon was forced off a u.s. airways flight in san francisco because of his saggy pants. you remember he was arrested. marmon's lawyer says he thinks it was racial discrimination. >> the gal that took the picture jill tarlow, she has a good point. if you go on with a bathing suit like that somewhat revealing, they probably would ask you to cover up. i would think as a woman. >> u.s. airways is going to have to look at its policy a lot closer with these two cases. >> they haven't heard the last
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from mr. marleau -- marmon, rather, as well. another cell phone carrier says good-bye to unlimited data plans. >> plus, it's a scam that is costing muni some big bucks. how a cbs 5 investigation is leading to a new crackdown on counterfeit tickets. and the market just opened oh, about 10 minutes ago or so out of new york. a quick peek at the numbers. so far we are down in every direction but still a lot of time. we'll get an update from kcbs moneywatch reporter jason brooks coming up right after this. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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a cooler day outside in the bay area. low clouds and fog have moved in along the coastline and started to sweep onshore. that will keep the temperatures a little cooler than yesterday but much cooler out toward the coastline. looking at san francisco from our transamerica building, the low clouds sweeping in across the financial district. kind of a thin layer compressed right near the surface and dense fog showing up out at the coastline. now, that marine air is going to take time to work inland so we have mild temperatures easily into the 60s in many spots inland. by the afternoon, still going to be hot in some of the valleys but not as hot as it's been. no triple digits but mid-90s a real possibility by the afternoon. sunshine and milder inside the bay. and at the coast, you will see
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some 60s and that cool fog and sunshine continuing for the better part of the day. a stronger sea breeze though in effect. high pressure sliding eastward and this low dropping in will usher in much cooler air over the next few days. more low clouds and fog and cooler temperatures, probably below average on the weekend. temperatures dropping a good 7 to 12 degrees around the bay area for today, so no hot 100s to be found but it will be warm in spots. you get inside the bay, looking good. about 85 degrees in santa clara and sunny. 84 milpitas. 82 union city. 63 in half moon bay with some patchy fog. 70s into oakland and alameda. and you're still looking at hot 90s as you head toward antioch and brentwood. even livermore about 93 degrees this afternoon. in the north bay 60s at the coastline, 70s and 80s as you head to many of the valleys, although 95 degrees into fairfield. looking out over the next few days, cooler air moving in low clouds and fog on the increase. so temperatures dropping throughout at least the first part of the weekend.
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elizabeth, how's that traffic looking? >> well, let's go out live towards the bay bridge and we'll show up. there is a lot of traffic heading into san francisco. the metering lights have been on since before 6:30. so it sounds like it's stacking up through the west grand overcrossing. we have some folks over in the east bay who said they can see it from their window, it's stacking up there for 10 minutes to get to the bridge. this is sluggish from the incline all the way out towards the tunnel. no incidents at the bay bridge just a lot of commuters. golden gate bridge the big story is the fog. check out this low visibility right now across the span. difficult to see even harder to see now that the sun is coming up at least from our traffic cameras. so obviously visibility an issue in either direction this morning across the span. no official fog advisory on any of our bridges, in fact, according to chp. watch out for thick fog also portions of highway 1 through daly city, pacifica. the nimitz, 880 through oakland. that earlier accident kcbs
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airborne flew over southbound 880 approaching embarcadero, it's gone, cleared out of lanes so now traffic remains back to normal and it's a nice smooth right all the way down past the airport or really into hayward still looks good. we are following this water main break reported on the sunset district 40th avenue near kirkham street. languages may be blocked through there. just a slow drive coming out of the altamont pass. our drive time continues to grow to almost a half hour now between 205 and the dublin interchange. remember kcbs, our radio partners, at 740-am and 106.9- fm. >> thank you. first it was at&t and t- mobile. now verizon wireless is about to end its unlimited data plan. starting next month, the company will move toward a usage-based model. verizon says the price adjustments will be minor and customers who are already under contract will not be affected. a lower start on wall
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street this morning. greece could see major budget cuts after people showed support for the budget there. jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com, good morning. >> reporter: step one in the greek debt drama, the governor received a confident vote. the government needs to come up with $40 billion in budget cuts and new taxes in order to satisfy the requirements from the european neighbors in order to get an $18 billion bailout package. that's a big step those austerity measures. there is no guarantee it will happen. wall street is higher based off the confidence vote. we'll see what happens with those austerity measures. if they don't happen the market won't be happy. the feds wrap up a two-day policy meeting today. no big changes regarding interest rates. no one is expected a third round of "quantitative easing." all eyes on bernanke when he is talking about the state of the
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economy. yahoo may be interested in buying hulu. hulu is owned by a variety of different companies including disney, news corp and comcast. and hulu has tried in the past to go independent but it was unable to do so because it doesn't have long-term agreements with the tv programs it airs. it just started this fall. it costs $8 a month and has $27 million a month and yahoo is trying to do all it can to increase its presence on the web. it's falling behind on online display advertising this week. facebook is overtaking yahoo this year. no comment from yahoo or hulu. stock market pulling back. dow down by 20, nasdaq down 20, frank and grace, s&p off by a fraction. >> still time. hopefully it will turn around. >> long ways to go. >> thank you, jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com.
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san francisco police have made an arrest for a crime highlighted in a cbs 5 investigation. our investigation found that people selling muni transfer tickets right on the streets, police say the illegal sale is costing muni thousands a week and now two men have been arrested for counterfeiting tickets in a home on 18th street. >> all the paraphernalia was there. a single laptop, there was cutting devices so they can cut them properly. there was even computer programs this help you print things. they have the special paper that was needed. >> police confiscated 287 counterfeit tickets. they may only sell for a dollar each on the street but officers believe they were selling so many, they were bringing in about $500 a day. time now for a look at what's coming up later this morning on "the early show." erica hill joins us from new york. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. just ahead, coming home from afghanistan. the president, of course, preparing to outline his troop withdrawal plan tonight for the
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nations. we are going to get you a preview of the address on the show. we'll take a look at home sales now at a six-month low. so what does it mean not only for the competent but for you specifically? whether you're in a house, looking to get in a new house, looking to get out of a house? we'll look at all those scenarios for you. and we'll take a look at the new report that just came out saying that the world's oceans are at high risk for mass extinction. spoke to a number of, in san francisco who are right in the thick of this. so we'll get their aassistment and speak to the scientists to see whether or not this could be the worst threat since the dinosaurs disappeared in that mass extinction and whether or not there is anything we can do to reverse the trend and save the sea? that and more at the top of the hour. >> sounds like a good show. thank you. "the early show" of course starting at 7:00 right here on cbs 5. tonight president obama lays out his exit strategy for afghanistan.
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we have a preview of his plan for our troops coming up. plus, new revelations about pg&e's role in the san bruno pipeline explosion. how they are raising concerns about other projects here in the bay area. if you have a story idea or comment you would like to share with us, email brian@cbs5.com. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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blast. it's own crew back now at 6:56. this morning a key question answered by pg&e in that san bruno blast. its own crew apparently installed that failed pipeline. anne makovec in san bruno all morning with new concerns prompted by the admission. >> reporter: there have been questions about who worked on the pipeline and the materials. now that the sun is coming up you can see the hole left in the san bruno neighborhood by that explosion. part of the pine line that blew was vintage 1944 because it was a patchwork of different metals welded together here underground. as part of the ongoing investigation into the explosion, which killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes last september, pg&e released 225,000 pages of new documents on the history of its pipeline, who worked on them, when, and
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what they used as materials. according to the "san jose mercury news" they reveal a history of welding problems in those pipes including line 132, which blew up in san bruno. that is on top, of course of the faulty recordkeeping that pg&e has already admitted to. you may remember the utility listed this line as seamless when it turns out it had a patchwork of welds and it was a pg&e crew who put it together, not an outside contractor. so now one of the jobs for pg&e to try to figure out, what other pipelines the crew that worked here in san bruno -- what other pipelines they may have worked on. so a lot more research to be done. frank? >> a lot of work ahead. okay, anne makovec live in san bruno, anne, thanks. 6:57 now. and governor brown is preparing an alternative budget plan. and he could present it to the democratic lawmakers as soon as today. it's believed his plan would not raise any taxes. brown vetoed the democrats'
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first spending plan. and yesterday, state controller john chiang said lawmakers will not get paid since the budget they pappassed was not balanced as required by -- the budget they passed was not balanced as required by law. president obama will drive a nationally broadcast speech -- deliver a nationally broadcast speech this evening to announce his plan to withdrawn 10,000 servicemembers from afghanistan within the next year. you can see it live here on cbs 5 at 5:00. 6:58. let's get you caught up one last time with a little traffic and a little weather. the man with sunburned feet over here is going to fill you in. >> my feet are fried. they are red. looks like raw steaks. folks, if you are heading outside today, you will find some hot temperatures inland still well into the 90s there. but we are cooling things down. some fog moved in along the coastline, much cooler over the next few days so prepare for that. we'll see temperatures dropping off the hottest spots probably in the low 80s.
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this is the opening day of the alameda county fair. this is all alaska pig racing. don't want to miss that at the fair. they have fried kool-aid, too, is that right? >> i don't know if they have it but it's the kind of new in thing for fairs this year. >> you're all about in? >> i'm all about what's in. i follow the trends very closely. yeah. [ laughter ] let's go out live to pleasanton. and you can see it is starting to get a little sluggish in the westbound lanes. once the sun comes up it's difficult to see but the left side that's westbound 580. drive times, it is a -- what is that? i don't wear glasses but i probably need them. 26 minutes. all right. [ laughter ] >> 580 coming out of the altamont pass. so we are seeing a lot of brake lights through livermore, from vasco towards airway. coming into san francisco, looks like my producer gianna is working to put up this shot. poor gianna. put her on the spot. time's up but 101

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