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a moment. and yes, visibility definitely an issue in morning. the spooky fog across the golden gate bridge. coming up we will get a check of the other bridges and mass transit. and happy halloween. it is october 31. and i'm grace lee. >> hi, everybody. good morning, i'm mag mall. it is 6:00 straight -- frank mallicoat. it is 6:00 straight up. and occupy oakland and the protesters getting much needed supplies back. >> they're pushing for a strike against the city later this week. kristy siefkin is in oakland, where the city is promising to return some items that were taken by police last week. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you grace and frank. last tuesday, when police raided this park, one of the items that they confiscated were medical supplies. the protesters had vowed to march on to mayor quan's office today, if those supplies were not returned by noon. well the city has now responded. and plans to return those supplies this morning. >> we had all kinds of supplies, gloves. first aid kits. cold packs. compresses. all kinds of things.
we were pretty well stocked for first aid response. >> the protesters were fairly active this weekend holding a march in the streets of downtown oakland and the police were ready with riot gear but thankfully a pretty peaceful protest although there were some reports that some protesters had broken parking meters and windows. and others had sprayed buildings with anti-police slogans. now, police did not intervene during the march and they kept a pretty minimal presence here at the plaza. but a different story for firefighters. they have been coming here every day, to do these daily fire inspections. and since fire hazards were one of the main concerns before the raid last tuesday. protesters of course have big plans for this wednesday. that city-wide strike that they have been planning. and they have many city employees on board, including members of the labor council, the longshoremen, and warehouse unions and also members of the teachers union. three mass gatherings planned for wednesday during the day. and then a plan to gather at 7:00, excuse me at 5:00 at the
port of oakland and the plan is to shut down businesses before they start their 7:00 shift. so a press conference planned for 4:00 today. just a few blocks from the -- away from the plaza, to discuss the details of the strike and that's the location of the last strike that was here in oakland. in 1946. back to you. >> thanks, and in the meantime, doctors have seen a former marine scott olsen will make a full recovery. and olsen is the iraq war veteran who was critically injured during the occupy oakland clash with police tuesday night. protesters say he was hit with a tear gas canister. his roommate says he visited olsen at a medical facility over the weekend. and he is saying that olsen is still unable to speak. doctors do expect him to make a full recovery. >> and across the bay, occupy protesters camping in san francisco's plaza are showing no signs of leaving any time soon. and right now the biggest problem there with the protests in san francisco, the overwhelming stench. there seems, well, it seems to be a getting a whole lot worse.
the cause of the aroma at justin herman plaza, portable toilets overflowing and unusable. >> let's solve the problem and get on with the rest of the jobs that we all have to do on a daily basis. no one wants to wallow in you know what. >> private donations provided the toilets for the protesters. after san francisco's health officials warned that human waste was an implement public health hazard. and it is still a problem. well, did you feel it this morning? a bit of a rumbler, a small earthquake shaking the east bay and it struck at 2:42. nice and early this morning centered in the berkeley hills and this is the fourth significant quake in that area in the past 10 days. and now, we checked the usgs web site and dozens of people reported feeling the shaking including some here in san francisco and others in san leandro. >> 6:03 now. and the state is not taking any
chances with sex offenders this halloween. and unter hudson with more on what is being called operation boo. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, grace. that's right. operation boo has been going on for 20 years. it is a distinct attempt to monitor registered sex offenders on halloween but this year they're implementing something new. in an effort to keep kids safe they're tracking down homeless sex offenders, and there is an estimated 2,000 reported sex offenders who are homeless and according to some reports, about 500 of them are right here in the bay area. and so today, correctional officers will be rounding them up and taking them to what is called roundup centers. the centers, the locations are not being disclosed. but they will be asked to stay there between 5-10 p.m. tonight. by allow registered sex offenders are not allowed out on halloween night. stay home, lights off and can't decorate their home and they can't give out candy. but operation boo is this year targeting homeless sex offenders
as well. that's because the number has increased since the passage of jessica's law. now for those of you who would call it jessica's law, it does not allow registered sex offenderses to live within 2,000 yards of schools or parks. and so the number of homeless has increased. and i might add as well. that there is no increase in the spikes of sex offenders, you know, kids being attacked on halloween. and this is a precaution by this state. back to you. >> all right. so there are no specific incidents that kind of spurred this, right? >> that's right. as i mentioned, jessica's law has increased the number of homeless registered sex offenders, so in an effort to keep them off the street, they're doing this program, and you know, the number is about 2,000 people throughout california. so it is a significant number. and just trying to keep kids safe this halloween cease. >> let's hope it works. a man attacked by a shark off the monterey county coast could be released from the hospital as soon as today. eric tarantino of monterey was attacked saturday morning while
surfing off marina state beach. a friend helped tarantino out of the water. there were several other surfers using beach towels to try to stop the bleeding and he was flown all the way to regional medical center of san jose where doctors say the bite wounds were very close to being fatal. >> right here, along the neck, right along what we call the sterno cleido mastoid muscle, the bite missed the carotid artery and jugular scene by about two millimeters. >> the state is posting warning signs of beaches of monterey bay from moss landing to fort ord. >> what is crazy, a lot of times, the surfers go back. just weeks. you were in hawaii and that happened more. >> a scary thing but they loved to surf. nothing will keep them out of the water, right, lawrence? lawrence will be back in the water. >> i used to surf there. in the past tense now. not any more. folks headed around the bay area, dense fog out at the coastline early on. and it is thick. right at the surface.
and be very careful on highway 1. and parts of 280 as we're seeing thick fog early on. 40s and 50s across the board by the afternoon, and those temperatures are going to be warming up nicely. some sunshine, and 790 degrees in morgan hill. -- 79 degrees in morgan hill. and east bay temperatures in the 70s. very nice sunshine there and inside the bay, a little cooler in san francisco at 67 degrees. and a nice 70 degrees in oakland. a look at weather and let's check out the roadways with elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. and chopper 5 has decided to make an appearance on this halloween morning and i believe they are over the macarthur maze up the nimitz, 880 and looks like they're trying to find a freeway to show us. everything is pretty quiet this morning and let's go to the maps, this is the slow spot, and westbound highway 4, right there by a street, lone tree way and there was an accident that is cleared to the right shoulder, and unfortunately it is pretty backed up from hill crest and taking you flying over westbound 580, and it is slow in stretches from mountain house parkway, all the way towards the doubling
interchange. that is traffic. back to you. >> thanks, elizabeth. >> 6:07. and some concerns about presidential hopeful herman cain. allegations about his past that are coming back to haunt him. >> this airport is just leaving us here and not doing anything about it. >> we will talk about a nightmare -- barred from the bathrooms. a nightmare for passengers stuck eight hours on a jet blue plane. we're pushing the envelope. >> your pumpkins, do they look like this? i don't think so. the work that two men who call themselves maniac pumpkin carvers. ,,,,,,
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least two women when he held the national restaurant association's top post. now, according to the web site politico, the women accused cain of making inappropriate comments and contact during his teen ur back in the 1990s and politico sayses the allegations led to financial settlements for the women. and yesterday morning, cain appeared on cbs's face the nation, shortly after the interview. and he was questioned about the allegations. >> >> 0 i'm not going to comment about two people who you won't tell me who they are. >> the allegations come as a new poll shows the business man is in a dead heat in iowa now. with mitt romney, former governor of massachusetts. and the des moines register sur voy gives cain a 23-22% edge over the former massachusetts governor. with the rest of the pack further behind. at least 12 deaths are blamed on the storm that dumped more than two feet of snow on
parts of the eastern united states. the heavy snow snapping trees, and broke a number of power lines. more than 2 million people are still without power this morning. several slights between san francisco international and the east coast were canceled over the weekend and flights were on schedule this morning. and all that snow is being blamed for keeping some people aboard airplanes for hours at a time. and a jet blue flight from florida to newark, new jersey. was forced to detour to connecticut. and the passengers that were stuck on the tarmac inside the plane for more than eight hours with no food or bathroom. passengers reportedly broke into applause when they were finally allowed back into the terminal. never so happy to be in an airport. >> the power is going in and out and bathrooms are locked and people are quite upset. someone else called the state police. >> jet blue has since apologized for the situation. >> that's the worst. i spent eight hours on the detroit tarmac and we couldn't get in because of weather conditions. eight hours. >> that's awful. >> i wrote a letter to the
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today, oakland officials plan to es to the 6:16. take a look at the top stories. well, today oakland officials plan to return some supplies to the occupy protesters. they include first aid equipment taken during tuesday's raid to close down the camp. and a surfer bitten by a smark could be released from a -- a shark could be released from a san jose hospital as early as today. nearly killed when attacked off marina state beach in monterey county over the weekend. stock futures are down this morning. but octoberer could still be the best month in years for the dow. it was up more than 3 1/2% last week for the fifth weekly gain in a row. >> we've got patchy fog out toward the coastline. and it is very thick, though. dense, right on the surface, be careful. if you're headed in that direction, otherwise we are looking good on this halloween. as we're going to see a lot of sunshine coming our way. and a little cool to start but not bad. it is mostly clear elsewhere except for the coastline and mild temperatures again for today. and warmer weather the next couple of days, and some major changes coming in our direction
and yes, it does include a chance of some rain. you can see the fog hugging the coastline right here. not very thick. probably 500 feet or so. and really out toward the beaches but it is right at the surface. so be careful. very thick fog there and the low passing to the north of us, once it moves on by and high pressure begins to sneak in and continued mild weather and it looks like the winds turn offshore so the fire danger will be elevated over the next couple of days. but for today, enjoy that sunshine. and 76 degrees in san jose. and 79 in morgan hill. and 60s out to the coastline. and as you head toward the east bay, you will find temperatures well into the 70s. and about 78 degrees in brentwood. and 78 also in fairfield and 77 in the napa valley. and as you get inside the bay, plenty of sunshine this afternoon. very comfortable 70 degrees in oakland. and 67 degrees in san francisco. and next couple of days, the temperatures are going to get cranked up just a bit. through tuesday and wednesday. with those offshore winds. but what an extreme. as we see temperatures really take a dive as we head into thursday and friday. and a chance of rain moving in
on thursday. and then on friday, maybe some leftover showers and catching a break but guess this, elizabeth. by sunshine, another storm coming in next week and it looks like more rain, too. how about that? >> i guess it is our last bit of really warm weather. enjoy it while it lasts. >> thank you, lawrence. let's go out live to chopper 5. with us since about 6:00 this morning. and they are still live over the macarthur maze. you can see that everything is moving nicely this morning. until you reach the bay bridge toll place. and then there is some slight slowing approaching the pay gates. and as you can see, chopper 5 heads that way. there it goes. you can actually see a great view. you can see the fast track users in the middle lanes are getting by okay. and they will likely turn the metering lights on any moment now, and it looks like haven't yet and any moment now they will likely turn them on this. is usually the time and when we start to see the slowing, that is usually the first indicater that they are going to be turned on at any moment. slight delays so far in the cash lanes. let's head elsewhere and show you what else is going on. and as far as mass transit goes.
h train number one is running six minutes behind schedule. and bart and muni and cal trains and the ferries everything else are on schedule this monday morning. and along the peninsula, 101 and 280 are nice and quiet. a live look near bay shore and looking good, through downtown san francisco. and this has been a problem spot, earlier we had a fender-bender westbound highway 4, approaching a street and the accident is cleared and the tow truck symbol and it left behind some residual slowing, it doesn't sound like there is any activity off to the right shoulder any longer but again, it always backs up to that stretch, so an accident does not help matters and westbound 580, just slower ride, and coming back the wind turbines and through livermore and slower speeds all the way out to the dublin pleasanton area. and one more quick camera. a live look at the golden gate bridge. and this is our spooky creepy halloween forecast camera. but not too bad of a drive. across the span. if you're headed no san francisco from marin. traffic, back to you. >> spooky. >> okay.
6:20 is your time. president obama plans to sign an executive order today, directing the fda to take steps to reduce drug shortages. and in other health news, doctors are now changing the recommendation for who should receive regular hiv testing. and the american academy of pediatrics is now urging all teens between the ages of 16 and 18 to get regular routine tests. bank of america is now rethinking the new debit fee that it announced last month. the bank is reportedly considering dropping the $5 monthly charge for customers who use direct deposit for their paychecks. and for those who maintain a to be determined minimum balance. other big banks including j.p. morgan chase are also backing down from their plans. the public has spoken. and they said we don't like it. >> yes, they did. and 6:21. protecting the park. why yosemite could soon be offlimits to some visitorses. >> the world population sits 7 billion people today. and the country that set that milestone when we come back.
reached seven billion today ...(or at least we're celbrating today) the world population reached 7 billion today. at least we're celebrating that. >> that's right. a string of festivities are planned worldwide. it is a series of symbolic 7 billion babies are being born because they don't know exactly which one will be the 7 billionth. so if you want to chose this little girl, danika may as baby
number 7 billion, born in the phillipines just before midnight. the u.n. believes the population will reach 9.3 billion by the year 2050 and exceed 10 billion by the end of the century. >> i don't think i will be here but we wish them well. 6:25 now. yosemite could soon be offlimits to some of its visitors. park rangers are struggling with how to provide public access and protect the environment at the same time. and millions visit each year, and tourists far outnumber parking spaces there. so the public now is being asked to submit some solutions. they need some ideas. the final decision is expected sometime in june. but officials are warning now, that the plan could limit the number of daily visitors if they can't figure out how to get the cars and the people in at the same time. well, the scary economy is not keeping people from spending this halloween. >> the national retail foundation says shoppers will spend more than $2 billion, and that's just on costumes. and spending is also up for decorations and candy.
and analysts say it is a sign that people are looking to relieve a little anxiety. maybe by eating some extra candy. another source of revenue. pet owners really getting in on the action buying costumes for their dogs and their kitties. well, there is expert punk kin carvers at a -- pumpkin carvers out of brooklyn new york. >> they call themselves the mainian carvers, they produced their creations for weddings and birthday parties and promotions as well as company parties, and they're a big hit right now as you might imagine. they started carving pumpkins for fun and over time they evolved into a full time business two months every year. >> it is really incredible. but they don't last very long. >> and i was thinking my pumpkin carving skills are terrible. >> especially when you're younger you carve them by a week before and by halloween they look a little sad. >> drooping there. 6:26. coming up, a food stamp challenge, the five-day test that a bay area lawmaker is taking up. they're calling him the luckiest unlucky guy alive.
the big step for a shark attack victim. he was just millimeters away from death. u-s stock futures after protesters vowed to march into the mayor's office, the city is returning some valuable belongings to protesters. a live report coming up. state officials are trying to keep the streets safe on halloween. operation boo is in full effect. a few changes, the details just ahead. ,, ♪ [ ukulele strumming ] ♪ [ folksy whistling ] [ man ] quitting is a fight you can't let yourself lose. it can take many tries.
rries about the next the opening bell getting us started and. u.s. stock futures are lower. amid worries of the european debt crisis. it closed out the fifth consecutive week of games last week, the longest winning streak since january. coming up in 15 minutes, jason brooks with b of a's change of plans on debit fees, and the early numbers from wall street. hopefully, genie energy kicking it off. >> a lot of suits there. >> a whole lot of suits. where are the costumes? it is halloween. >> happy halloween out there. >> i'm grace lee. >> i'm frank mag coat. 6:30 on this halloween morning. let's check in with spooky weatherman so see what we can expect for the little kids getting candy. >> a good night. no rain to worry about. spooky clouds out toward the coastline. that's what we're seeing right now. dense fog at the beaches and by the afternoon, though, sunshine and for most and the temperatures heating up nicely
and a lot of 60s and september around the bay area and more on the weather coming up. let's check out the roadways with elizabeth. >> thank you, and our cameras are showing some kind of spooky cloudy conditions. and not the case at the bay bridge. the only thing spooky is the traffic. unfortunately they did turn on the metering lights a few minutes ago. now, we are stacking up toward the end of the parking lot. more traffic, including a check of mass transit, coming up in a little bit. >> thanks, elizabeth. 6:31. today, occupy oakland protesters expect to get some supplies back from city officials. kristy siefkin is in oakland this morning, with the protests encampment good morning. >> reporter: good morning. last tuesday when the raid happened, one of the supplies that was confiscated were medical supplies and protesters had vowed to march on the mayor's office this morning if those supplies were not returned by noon, and the city has now responded and plans to return the supplies this morning. and that's after there was a lot of activity this weekend, in oakland, a march was led through the streets of downtown oakland.
police ready with riot gear. and thankfully it was a fairly peaceful protest. though there were reports that some of the protesters broke parking meters and broke the windows, at a police recruitment station and they sprayed anti-police slogans on some buildings. and many people still very angry about the mixed messages that mayor quan has sent. >> whether you love occupy oakland or whether you think it is a terrible thing. people are just not happy with the way that the mayor has handled this issue. >> police didn't intervene during that saturday march. and they kept a pretty light presence at the plaza. and different story for firefighters though. they have been doing daily inspections here at the camp. and since as you may recall, fire hazards were one of the main concerns before the camp was raided. and now, protesters have big plans for this wednesday. of course the citywide strike they've been working on. and nafe' been successful at getting many city employees on board including members of the labor council, the longshoremen and wearhouse union and the
teachers union, and three gatherings planned for wednesday in the afternoon. then they will meet at the port of oakland. hoping to shut down businesses by the 7:00 p.m shift. and lathax m square a few blocks away is where a press conference will be held at 4:00 today. that's the place that the last large riot that happened in 1946 took off from. they will be sharing more details this afternoon about their plans for that city-wide strike. back to you. >> thanks. and on the other side of the bay, protesters occupying a san francisco park show no signs of leaving any time soon. right now. the biggest problem at the protests in san francisco is the overwhelming stench that seems to keep getting worse. the cause of the aroma at the plaza portable toilets that are overflowing and unusable. >> let's solve the problem. and get on with the rest of the job that we all have to do on a daily basis. no one wants to wallow in you know what.
>> private donations provided the toilets in the first place. for the protesters. after san francisco health officials warned that human waste was an imminent public health hazard. . 6:34. a surfer attacked by a shark off the monterey county coast could be released from the hospital today. 27-year-old eric tarantino of monterey was attacked while surfing off marina state beach. a friend helped him out of the water and several other surfers used beach towels to stop the bleeding and doctors say the bite wounds were close to being fatal. >> right here, along the neck, right along what we call the sterno cleido mastoid muscle, the bite missed his carotid artery and jugular scene by two millimeters. >> the state is posting warning signs from moss landing up to fort ord along monterey bay. the state is not taking any chances with sex offenders this halloween. unter hudson has more on operation boo this morning.
good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. operation boo is the state's attempt to monitor registered sex offenders on halloween. it is going on for about 20 years. but this year, something different. state officials are targeting homeless registered sex offenders in an effort to keep kids safe. those are an estimated 2,000 registered sex offenders who are homeless. according to some reports, about 500 of them are right here in the bay area. so today, the correctional officers will be rounding them up and taking them to roundup centers. they will be kept there between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. tonight. by law registered sex offenders are not allowed out on halloween. they have to stay home and lights off and can't decorate their homes and can't give out to candy to kids either. operation boo began in 1991. but this time, they're targeting homeless sex offenders, that's because the number of homeless has increased since the passage of jessica's law. and jessica's law prohibits sex offenders from living 2,000 feet
near a home or park. or school. and so the number of homeless has increased. that's important to add here, there is no report to suggest that there is an increase in activity, or violence on halloween. but it is just a precautionary measure on the state's part. back to you. >> and probably a good idea. unter hudson, live in the south bay, thanks. >> an unwelcome wakeup call for some folks in the bay area. a small earthquake actually shaken up the east bay. >> and the 2.4 magnitude quake struck at 2:42 42 a.m. and centered in berkeley. we checked the usgs web site and dozens of people reported feeling the shaking including some in san francisco. as well as san leandro. >> becoming kind of a trend. >> i know. >> every for 0 three days. hello. >> scary one. and time is 6:36. let's check out weather with lawrence karnow. >> trick or treat weather. >> happy halloween. >> you're doing well. >> you brought in candy for us. i brought in some candy for you
guys to sweeten things up. folks if you're headed out the door today, it is a little foggy in spots. and especially toward the coastline, dense fog toward the beaches and temperatures are now in the 40s. and the 50s, and i will tell you what, by the afternoon, what a beautiful day we've got for you. a lot of sunshine, and the temperatures running 0 slightly below the average into san francisco. but elsewhere, we will see the temperatures running a good two to five degrees above the averages. a high of 79 degrees in livermore. and 77 in concord. and 77 degrees in santa rosa. and all right let's check out the roadways with elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. we will go out to chopper 5. still live over the bay bridge toll plaza. where the metering lights again have been turned on. so you can see it from the view of our camera. and there is a backup unfortunately behind the metering lights, behind the pay gates, as chopper 5 zooms out. so you can see it is jammed solid from about the 880 overcrossing so at least a 15-minute wait to get you on to the span. and starting to get kind of crowded up the incline as well. show you on the maps what is
going on. fog across the golden gate bridge. no issues other than just visibility problems this morning. heading into san francisco. and coming up, a check of mass transit. back to you. >> elizabeth, 6:38 now. and republican presidential hopeful herman cain is in washington, d.c. this morning. and while dealing with some old allegations. he is at the american enterprise institute. a conservative think tank to discuss his 9-9-9 tax plan. here is a live look. that is what he is talking about right now is that tax plan. and after this, he is supposed to make an appearance at the national press club. in the meantime though, the cain campaign is denying allegations that he has engaged in sexual suggestive behavior. the web site politico says cain faced allegations of sexual harassment back in the 1990s. from two women, who worked at the national restaurant association. and cain led the trade group at the time. and politico also says that the allegations led to financial settlements, and so far, though, cain himself is not answering questions about that report, and yesterday, or this morning.
>> i'm not going to comment about two people that you won't tell me who they are. okay? that's like negotiating -- >> politico describes the behavior as quote conversations allegedly filled with innuendo, or personal questions of a sexually suggestive nature. starting this morning, a bay area congress woman will try to live on food stamp budget for five days. representative jackie spear of san francisco wants to call attention to what living on food stamps is really like. and how people in that situation can optimize their nutrition. this morning, she will hold a round table discussion on the subject at the millbrae community center. some positive signs pro football fans hoping for a new 49ers stadium in santa clara will come about, 49ers giving city officials assurances that the team will submit a financial plan soon for a billion dollar stadium and the city hopes to approve that plan by the end of
this year and the team reportedly wants to speed up the timetable and aim for a stadium opening in 2014. a year ahead of the current target date. the team keeps winning and everything is a big green light for the 49ers these days. >> go niners. 6:40 now. trick-or-treating going high-tech. >> and growing complaints about the new i-phone. the glitch that has apple taking a second look. and it really doesn't get much worse than this. the grueling experience for jet blue passengers stranded for eight hours without bathroom. >> no fun there. market just opened there. 10 minutes ago. let's take a look at the early numbers. we got a trick or a freet on this halloween -- a trick or a treat on this halloween? we will make you think about it. we will share the numbers anyway. coming up with jason brooks when we come back. stay right there. east, some communities are there you go. so far. no treat there. they are down. more on the numbers when we come back. ,,,,,,,,,,,, [ man ] i got this citi thank you card
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get started at thankyoucard.citi.com. halloween. the weather is so wicked back east that there are some communities who are cancelling halloween. and there is more than two feet of snow on the ground in parts of new england this morning. and at least 12 deaths are blamed on the weather. power is still out for more than 2 million people all over the east coast. and hundreds of schools have been closed for today. well, some jet blue passengers in the meantime were on a flight from florida and they ended up spending a good part of the weekend sitting in a plane on the ground in
connecticut. the weather diverted them from the newark new jersey airport. so they sat on the tarmac at the hartford airport, the power went on. and the power came back on and the lavatories build up and then they were locked. jet blue says this he are sorry. all right, lawrence. nothing like that over here. in the bay area. >> no, thank goodness. grace, we're going to see a beautiful day around the bay area on this halloween. we're starting out with patchy dense fog out toward the coastline and otherwise, looking good, as you've got an lot of clear skies inside the bay, in the valleys, and a nice start to this halloween morning, and we will see plenty of sunshine outside as well, and looks like temperatures are going to be fairly mild around the bay area. and in toward the afternoon. and cooler out toward the coastline, and we've got big changes in the works as well. we will go from one extreme to another. in the next few days. and fog out toward the coastline right now. just a thin layer. about 500 feet thick or so. and that's right down on the surface. so watch out for that. and low passing to the north. helping to bring down the temperatures just a bit toward the coast and continued mild and
not bad elsewhere and lots of sunshine and very comfortable temperatures by the afternoon. and 76 degrees expected in san jose today. and should be about 72 in palo alto. about 73 in union city. and temperatures in the 70s by the afternoon and close to 80 degrees in livermore. as you get inside the bay, you will find 70 degrees and sunny in oakland. and 67 degrees in san francisco. and sunshine. and 63 and a little cooler in daly city. the next couple of days, the temperatures will see saw as we watch it on the upswing for tomorrow and the fire danger will also be on the rise and wind and low humidities. as we get toward thursday, storm clouds gather. the rain moves in and it looks like showers can continue into friday with much cooler air. and even the possibility of a couple of snowflakes, across some of our higher areas locally. as we get to the latter part of the weekend, another storm drops in and a little bit wet and it looks like wet into next week as well. a look at weather and let's check out the roadways with elizabeth. >> we are cruising right along including with chopper 5. moved over toward the orina
oakland area near the tunnel. everything is moving fine this morning on westbound 24. heading toward the macarthur maze and headed out of orinda. the south bay is doing fine. an early morning fender bender that we have a traffic alert near 101 and 280 but that has long since cleared an the main lines of the freeway, starting to get busier now on 280, overall not too bad of a drive and same thing up and down the nimitz, 882, oakland, no problems, past downtown oakland and um into the macarthur maze. traveling southbound toward hayward. you should have no delay getting there. and we will go flying. this little simulated flying action. you can see it is slow in stretches from the parkway on westbound 580 to the dublin interchange and 680 and the drive time is also growing. no incidents. this is just your monday back to work commute. and 35 minutes in the westbound lanes. between the altamont pass and dublin. and wanted to show you a quick look at thebridge toll plaza. the metering lights are on.
and you can see it is stacking up in all lanes. it is jammed solid pretty much the 880 overcrossing and hasn't changed much in the last 15 minutes or so. and the metering lights were turned on just about 6:20 or so and crowded up the inline as well. a mass transit check. we had earlier delays for h train number one. no longer the case. h train number three on time. bart systemwide good to go. and same thing with the muni metro. your cal train and your ferries and if anything does change, tune to kcbs your radio partners and find them at 106.9 f.m. are you ready for christmas? >> christmas? oh, my gosh. done no shopping. should i have gotten a head start? >> you might want to listen to this story. we're not through halloween and retailers are talking about black friday. cue the christmas music. target and macy's will open their doors at mid noyt earlier than ever on the day after thanksgiving and other retailers are expected to answer with extended hours of their own. as they try to get you to spend in their stores. over the money. spend your money, anyway.
bank of america is backing away from some unpopular debit card fees. >> here now is jason brooks with kcbs and cbs money watch .com. good morning, jason. >> good morning. the big banks are more of a giving mood than taking mood as halloween is arn. bank of america likely following around in some degree, what wells fargo and j.p. morgan chase did at the ends of the week last week. and wells and j.p. morgan chase say they will not go ahead with debit card fees. and the new york time reports that bank of america is reconsidering its own plan. it may still go ahead with some fees on debit cards as far as monthly purchases, but it may have to put conditions in there where you won't get stuck in there if you have a direct deposit or a paycheck in a bank of american account or a bank of america credit card or a certain bans in the checking account. the prior minimum is $20,000 and they will likely lower that considerably. we will see if they do.
the big banks obviously hearing from irate customers out there about this. and the banks have been trying to raise money where they lost elsewhere from new financial regulations including merchant swipes of cards. and they're trying to find new ways to get fees and that includes getting away from free checking accounts. that is largely disappearing as they're charging for that. the stock market opening up considerably low ther morning following the big rally and the big reason for that is japan. it intervened in the currency markets, and the value of the yen against the dollar. the yen had hit a post world war ii record against the dollar and hammering japanese exports panasonic probably losing $5 billion this year because of that. the dow is now lower by 138 points. and the nasdaq dropping by 40. and the s&p is down by 17 points. >> i like the orange tie. >> yes. and i did not even mean to do this for today. it just worked out that way.
>> oh, come on. dumb luck. >> it was laid out on your bed last night. i know it was. >> very festive. >> 6:50 now. apple is reported to be looking no a problem with its latest version of the i-phone. the guardian newspaper in great britain says apple engineers are investigating complaints of the battery for the i-phone 4s drains way too fast. the problem may be coming from the device's location service. turning off the time zone feature seems to solve the problem. if your trick-or-treaters are out on their own today, you can track them with a free app. >> there is an app for that. the life 360 family locater. it is a mouthful. and allows parens to see where their children are at any time and both parents and children need to have smart phones equipped with the app of course. and parents can set up a parameter and alert them if the child goes beyond a designated area. >> the gps knowing where they're at that, would be helpful. it would make me feel safer
knowing where they are. >> i guess you think if you're uncomfortable sending your kids out on their own, then probably they shouldn't go. >> good point there. the app also has a panic button for the kids if they get lost or caught in a tough situation. let's check in to see what is coming up on "the early show" late thir morning. >> erika hill joins us live from new york with more. good morning. >> good morning frank and grace. and happy halloween. just ahead on "the early show" this morning, herman cain is topping another major poll with a new republican front runner, he is getting more headlines perhaps this morning, for some new allegations, potentially damning allegations from his past and we will look at those allegations and how much information we have and what his campaign is saying about it. if you have kids you know they love juice boxes but it may not be all juice inside. yet another reminder about why it is important to read the fine print and the ingredient list and we will look at whether or not they're a good alternative for your kids ahead this morning
on "the early show." today of course the main focus is candy. >> that's right. >> all that sugar. >> all good. >> thanks. >> and we won't worry about the health benefits or lack there of, not on halloween. >> that kind of goes out the window this week, i think. don't you think? >> yes, absolutely. >> happy halloween to you. >> we move along. "the early show" coming up at 7:00. and the world population reached 7 billion today, and at least according to the united nations. >> and a symbolic baby, the one who put the world over the top. danika may was born in the philippines just before midnight and the u.n. believes the world population will reach a 9.3 billion people by the year 2050. and exceed 10 billion by the end of the century. >> how do they count them? 6:52. sex offenders in the spotlight today. the major statewide crackdown on halloween. and occupy oakland protesters plot their next move. the plan for a big strike this
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get property back today. kristy siefkin in oakland all morning long with some items that are taken by police and ready to be returned. >> good morning. >> good morning, frank and grace. those items that were taken were a medical supply kit or multiple medical supplies taken during the raid last tuesday and protesters had threatened to march into the mayor's office if they weren't returned today. police have respond and they are going to return those supplies this morning. and this comes after a march through downtown oakland on saturday. that actually was fairly peaceful. although there were some reports that there was some graffiti, and also some parking meters were broken. and that the window outside the police recruitment station was broken as well. and police did not intervene during this. and they have kept a pretty minimal presence at the plaza. firefighters however have been here every day. and doing fire inspections, fire hazards were one of the main concerns before the raid on tuesday. and plans are still under way for the citywide strike on wednesday. and protesters have gotten
numerous members of the community involved including members of the labor council. and the longshoremen and warehouse union. and also members of the teachers union. and they have three mass gatherings planned during the daytime, and then protesters will gather at the port of oakland. during the evening. and they have told banks, we encourage you to close your doors, because if you don't, we will march on you, at that citywide strike on wednesday. back to you. >> all right, thanks. 6:57 now. the state is not taking any chances with sex offenders on halloween. >> tonight, homeless sex offenders across california will be required to show up for parole centers. it is being dubbed operation boo. and while at the parole centers, officers will watch them to make sure that they don't contact trick-or-treaters. registered sex offenders living at home will still have to stay inside and turn off their lights. >> republican presidential hopeful herman cain is in washington right now, here is a live look, and this comes after a weekend report that he was twice accused of sexually
harassing female employees in the 1990s as head of the national restaurant association. he has not commented directly about the allegations. he is talking about list tax plan, his 9-9-9 plan. and the campaign in the meantime has accused the web site politico of quote spreading rumors that never today up to the facts. >> it is 6:58. halloween. and your little girl is going to go dressed up as what? >> princess aurora. they had to be one of the princesses, right? >> sure. >> and she is going to be beautiful out there. and a lot of trick-or-treaters around the bay area today. they are going to enjoy some nice weather and starting out with patchy dense fog this morning and by the afternoon, very mild temperatures around the bay area and a lot of 70s inland and tuesday and wednesday even warmer and a little trick on you, come thursday, as we are going to see some clouds roll in and rainmaker returning to the bay area. and much cooler temperatures with snow in the local mountains. can you believe that? >> i like it. >> sound effects, please.
anyone? >> [ghoulish laughter? >> thank you very much. >> and mostly patchy fog. and round two of candy for the trick-or-treaters. >> round two with all of the candy. >> any more m&ms in the beach? >> perfect. >> -- in the bunch? >> perfect. >> and chopper 5 spotted this accident. it is not blocking lanes in oakland in the center divide. the ramp from westbound 24 to 580 you can see a crew is on the scene with a minor fender-bender. not blocking lanes. mostly a visual hazard and traffic is getting by. and if you're heading toward the macarthur maze this is what it looks like at the bay bridge toll plaza. it is stacked up toward the very end of the parking lot. it looks like it is improved a little bit. and at one point backed up to the 880 overcrossing and a 10-minute wait and growing at the bridge. >> metering lights are on. >> it is monday. that's the way it looks. >> and some people are dressing much costumes to work. >> what about