tv Today in the Bay NBC January 4, 2012 6:00am-7:00am PST
good morning to you. thanks so much for joining us this morning. 5:59. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> good morning. i'm jon kelley. let's check in with meteorologist christina loren to find out the weather is going to be this week. >> we're looking pretty good right now. it looks pretty clear. visibility dropping off in the north bay. as we head throughout your morning hours, the sun is going the shine over places like san jose and san francisco right off the bat. we're expecting temperatures today upwards of 70 degrees in some cities. we'll tell you if that's yours and maybe a little rain at the end of my seven-day forecast, we'll talk about that. first let's talk to mike about your drive. >> better news than yesterday as far as visibility. your forecast talks about that as well. we don't have the problems with fog like we did. but we do have the commute building over the course of this week. we see a steady flow of cars at the toll plaza. know slowing approaching the site. we see cash lanes seeing a
backup. i'll show you where there's significant slowing. that commute is building. we're getting it back. sorry. >> everyone back to work. thank you. new this morning, it is the closest finish in the history of the iowa caucuses, the latest tally coming in overnight. it's mitt romney beating out rick santorum by just eight votes. combined the two candidates accounted for more than half of the 120,000 votes that were cast. an apparent glitch in reporting the local results held up the announcement of that final tally. early in the night romney actually congratulated sanitorium on the victory. here is a look at how all the candidates fared. ron paul finished third, following by newt gingrich, rick perry and michele bachmann. the caucuses do not award any delegates to the candidates. iowa republicans taking care of that coming this spring. this morning it was a tragedy that rocked the city of vallejo. now some homeowners say they're
still suffering from a police chase that led to the death of an officer. today in the bay's christie smith is live in vallejo where some residents are suing the city. good morning, christie. >> reporter: good morning, laura. this was a really intense search. vallejo police had an officer down. they had a suspect on the loose. they didn't know where he was. now some homeowners are saying that the damage tied to that search was just a little too much. three of them have filed claims against the city asking for nearly $11,000. it was last november when veteran vallejo police officer jim capoot was shot. officers were looking for that suspect who they also believed just robbed a bank. capoot died from his injuries. the homeowners say s.w.a.t. teams broke fences and tore down blinds. one repair estimate, about $450, another about $700. our sister station contacted police in the city, but they said they couldn't speak on it while it was under review. a former sheriff said the risk
outweighed the cost and the person already showed how dangerous they are. >> dealing with a time factor. you look at the need to capture the offender versus the cost, the inconvenience to somebody's fence. >> reporter: officers did arrest henry albert smith, junior. he's due back in court later this month. the city expected to decide in about the next two weeks how to proceed with all these claims. reporting live in vallejo, i'm christie smith. jon and laura, back to you. a san jose police officers remains hospitalized this morning recovering from injuries after a carjacking suspect rammed his patrol car. police arresting 27-year-old alejandro gonzalez after he rammed into another patrol car as they chased after him. a total of six officers were hurt during the pursuit. gonzalez allegedly stole a 68-year-old man's suv at a gas station. a mechanic working nearby saw it all. >> he put a key in and he run. we could not stop him anymore. he took off very fast.
>> that chase ended when police used their cars to trap gonzalez inside the suv. officers had to use tasers and a restraining wrap to try to get him under control. it is 6:04. the chp says they caught a man flying drunk. late yesterday chp pilots spotted a man flying as low as 50 feet within 100 feet of traffic on highway 37 in sonoma county. the plane was followed to petaluma municipal airport where officers talked to the pilot and detected the odor of alcohol. they gave the 62-year-old a field sobriety tests. based on the results he was arrested for flying under the influence. >> wow, that's wild. investigators blaming foggy conditions for san jose's first traffic death of the year. a 25-year-old woman died when two cars slammed into her car on curtner avenue during tuesday
morning's commute. police say she was coming off the dumbarton avenue when the accident happened. that intersection, for the record, does not have a traffic signal. nevada highway patrol say a walnut creek man is the victim of a deadly accident in lake tahoe. 21-year-old alex moore was hit by a highway patrol suv about 1:00 a.m. on new year's day. the officer said moore was walking on the highway and tried unsuccessfully to avoid hitting him. moore was thrown into another lane where a bus also hit him. he died at the scene. it is 6:05 right now. a funeral will be held friday for a 5-year-old boy shot and killed on friday standing outside his family's taco truck in oakland. gabriel martinez junior became the third child to die from random violence since august. friday's funeral starts at 11:00
a.m. at st. elizabeth's church in oakland's fruitvale district. it is 6:05. a piece of history will meet the wrecking ball this morning. the old san francisco jail number three in san bruno will be demolished today. just a few days before he retires, he'll oversee the beginning of the end that opened back in 1934. people who live near that jail, they say they're happy to see it go. >> it's a very cool building. when it was all lit up at night, very neat to look at. again, it's not safe anymore. >> we've actually been waiting many, many years for this to happen. >> a federal court ruling in 1997 forced the closure when a judge ruled that dilapidated conditions were cruel and unusual punishment. a new jail was opened on the same site in 2006. an update on breaking news
this morning. it all started with a routine traffic stop at about 1:00 this morning possibly for tinted windows. the suspect did not stop. he got out of his car and he ran away. dozens of deputies and police were at the scene this morning as they were looking for him. officers finally caught up with the man around 5:45 in a residence. fortunately nobody was hurt. it is 6:07. let's check in with meteorologist christina loren with a look at the forecast for today. it looks pretty good. >> a little mic action there. i thought you were supposed to hear that. i was asking for a live picture of san jose. nice and clear out there. eight miles of visibility in san jose. livermore dropping off a little bit. you can see for seven miles or better from san francisco through oakland, still looking good. about five miles of visibility in oakland. the only place below one mile is napa. looking all right so far. i think a little more fog will
develop through the next couple hours. overall, high pressure has regained control of our weather pattern. that's going to keep all that fog for the most part off the coastline pushing it back out to sea. you can see the clockwise rotation. the storm track way to our north. that's where it will stay through the weekend. as high pressure picks up today, it will be at its max strength by about 2:00 p.m. this afternoon. that's going to push all that cloud cover back out to sea. we'll see a building breeze, much warmer conditions, a clear coastline. if you want to hit the beach today, you can definitely do so, especially in santa cruz where i'm forecasting about 67 degrees. the mostly clear start will make way to the warmest day of the week. tomorrow, not quite as warm. taking your temperatures down by about three to five degrees. by this weekend, really comfortable, keeping the mid 60s and sunshine in the forecast. 67 degrees in santa cruz. i do have a slight chance of rain at the end of my seven-day forecast. i'll get to that in my next
report. right now a lot of people headed back to work. find out how your drive looks with mike inouye. >> so far the volume slowly building. we'll look at a new accident for sunnyvale, northbound 101. we have an accident involving two cars. they have moved off to the shoulder. no injuries reported and no slowing seen at this portion of your south bay. actually no slowing through san jose either. that's a nice south bay commute. the slowdown starts in the east bay. oakland, 880 with the volume of traffic past the coliseum, bumping up over the last 20 minutes. northbound with the taillights, southbound with the headlights. no slowing in either direction. we are seeing some slowdowns for livermore, 580 continues to slow with the travel time at 16 minutes now. look at the middle of your screen, speeds into the 50s around isabelle interchange that will continue to grow over the next 15 to 20 minutes. back to you. >> it is 6:09. still to come on today in the o bay.
students returning the a san francisco charter cool that was damaged during this fire. and the effort to open a nightclub in downtown campbell hits another snag. new information this morning. quick peek outside. that is 880 in oakland right now. traffic filling up on the roadways. we'll fill you in on all that. christina will talk more about the weather coming up. for the latest news, traffic and weather, good conversation, find us on facebook at nbc bay area. hey guys, what can i get for you? i would like a decaf 360 calories please. and for you? i'll have a triple iced 410 calories please. you want the 40 whipped calories on that? uh, you know what... i'll have this instead [ female announcer ] swap one thing a day for a yoplait light. with 33 flavors all around a hundred calories, a swap a day adds up to amazing. [ male announcer ] find yoplait on sale this week. ten for six dollars at your local safeway store
welcome back everyone. a live look outside golden gate bridge. you can certainly see it across the span this morning. not a lot of fog, but more traffic than normal. things picking up out there. campbell city council rejecting a plan to turn an old bank into a brand new hot spot. a developer wanting to turn the
old growers national bank into a restaurant and lounge. the issue is the closing time. campbell says it recently renewed policies for all restaurants and bars to set closing time at midnight. the developer wants to stay open until 2:00 a.m. on thursday, friday and saturday nights. he can still file if he wants another appeal. changes may be in store for san jose's recently approved medical marijuana policy. in september the city voted to shrink the number of collectives in san jose from more than 100 to ten. but critics have collected enough signatures to repeal the new law in a ballot referendum. now mayor chuck reed says he'd rather negotiate the number of clubs in the city rather than put it to the voters. a san francisco charter school reopening this morning just weeks after that devastating fire. the creative arts charter school was damaged by a five-alarm fire back on december 22nd.
classrooms, an art studio, the library, cafeteria as well as school material and computers all impacted by the blaze. students were supposed to go back to school over the holiday break -- actually go yesterday, but the return was delayed by all the clean-up there. a special ceremony will be held this morning to thank the entire community for all its help. the latest snowpack survey reveals there isn't one. the pictures really tell the story. the department of water resources workers brought their tools to measure the depth of the snow in the sierra, but they found more dirt than snow. the reading was taken near echo summit where they found just seven inches of snow. water officials say it's the lowest sierra snowpack taken in month of january in years. you see that, having to make it at all the slopes up there. >> for all the hard core skiers up there. >> you do want to hit the slopes, they're trying to make it. we need a big fat storm. >> she's a borde border that his
the half-pipe. give yourself extra time to grab the sunglasses. right now our visibility is dramatically better than we were at this point yesterday morning except for napa. through the napa valley you might find thick pockets of fog. visibility down to a half mile. we'll keep monitoring this for you. what a difference a day makes. sunrise at about 7:25. starting to make its way over the horizon by 6:45 this morning. as we head throughout the day today, sunshine off the bat means a warmer afternoon, up to 70-plus degrees in some cities. offshore flow is the reason why. it's goings to be warm and dry as we see the northeasterly winds pumping from land to sea and pushing the cloud cover back out to sea. so clear coastline today. santa cruz, 67 degrees. let's take you through your
hour-by-hour forecast. 42 degrees in san jose, 39 degrees in livermore. meanwhile we have some mid 30s in places like fairfield. fairfield is going tond up being one of the warmest cities as we head through the afternoon. at noon you can see you're up to 61 degrees there, up to 65 at noon in gilroy. hard to believe still the first week of january, 70 degrees in los gatos, and winter. 67 in santa cruz and 63 degrees in san francisco. now, everybody want to know on my facebook page is it going to rain and when are we going to get the snow in the sierra nevada. really want to know when they can wash the car. go ahead and wash the car. the rain won't do it for you. the end of the week and beginning of next week is not substantial, maybe a few showers in the north bay as the tail end of the system swings here. no storms bullseying the bay area until the 15th of this month. the pattern stays drive for now. let's check your drive with
mike. >> looking over here to the bay bridge, the approach, the maze, a nice easy drive. a look at the toll plaza where not so nice. starting to see the backup in these cash lanes. fast track lanes in the middle and more cash lanes over there. that's the build. we should see the metering lights turn on probably over the next five, maybe ten minutes. being a wednesday, a little later for that. we do have the wednesday build. the pattern from highway 4 through antioch, speeds into the tens over towards summersville and this zone into bay point and pittsburg, 50s and slowing towards concord. we should see slowing for 242 and 680. sudden slowing showing up northbound 680 as you come across the venetia bridge. should be a temporary blip. no incidents reported there. we'll jump to the south bay we have a smooth drive northbound. traditional slowing shows up about 101 and 87, an accident to
the shoulder at 101 and fair observation. no slowing past that scene. a long list of parking violators apparently owe san francisco more than $38 million in unpaid tickets. the "san francisco examiner" reporting the unpaid citations span 3 1/2 years between october 2006 and april 2010. the money includes fines and late fees tacked on to the original ticket. muni says while, yeah, 38 million sounds like a lot of money, it has collected more than 37 -- actually $374 million during that same period for a nearly 90% collection rate. >> it is 6:18 right now. alameda city leaders will be passing the baton for its animal shelter. the city is handing day-to-day operations to a non-profit group after several months of negotiation to keep it running in the face of monetary trouble. alameda will pay $300,000
annually for those operation costs. the volunteers will be responsible for all animal shelter services and general maintenance. some good news for a's fans, the team is keeping at least one of its stars. they just re-signed free agent coco crisp to a two-year deal. the team will make the formal announcement in the coming days. so far during this off season, the a's have been dealing away most of their big names. trevor cahill, gio gonzalez and andrew bailey all gone via trades. talking a little football, you'll have to turn to ticket brokers to get into the 49ers eye play-off games. online sales lasted only a few minutes. we checked tub hub and ticket start at around $220 per seat. the 9ers play january 14th at 1:30 hosting either the saints, giants or falcons depending on how things shake out this weekend. >> a lot of good football coming our way. a last-secant appeal is putting the brakes on the plan to build
a new stadium for the san jose rth earth quakes. neighbors are concerned about noise. the city's planning commission will meet later this month to discuss this appeal. lit have final say on the matter. the earthquakes want to construct an 18,000 seat said yum near min net that san jose international airport vrnlths coming up, uc conditions keep going up. three are still considered great values. we have details coming up next. looks like yahoo!ould have a new ceo as early as today. we'll take a look at who it is supposed to be coming up. [ female announcer ] they've been off limits to dieters
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welcome back everyone. a live look at the sunol grade. it's a wednesday. we're helping you push through the workweek. it is 6:23. despite the tuition increases, three uc campuses considered a good value. uc berkeley, ucla, uc shaig is seventh, ninth and tenth of top ten values. the list looks at quality and affordability. uc schools jumped into the top ten this year because more weight was given to academic measures such as four-year graduation, admission rates and freshmen retention. number one on the list, university of north carolina at chapel hill. sacramento bees says slashing $1 billion from k-12
education, california lost 47,000 teacher jobs in the last four years. yahoo! has a brand new ceo. the head of one of silicon valley's most successful companies has made the move. >> that's right. yahoo! announcing a short time ago scott thompson from payroll, a proven leader. he may not be familiar to some folks because he is from paypal which is not a stelthd company. he is scott thompson of paypal talking to my gang of reporters on "press here" a couple years ago. let's z listen to what he sounds like. >> we don't take anything for granted because paypal has only been around 11 years, from nothing in a very short period of time. this is a big business now. >> so thompson goes into yahoo! with lots of challenges. yahoo! of course, got rid of its
previous ceo, carol bartz. is thompson the light fit? we'll look at the stock price this morning to see what investors think about it. certainly his match is not exact. he's more from the financial world. he worked with visa and barclays bank and paypal. that brings into question my appointment of bill newcom, that started as a joke on the radio. a few people called and said that's not a bad idea. he recently separated from his job as managing partner of the san francisco giants. of course he has long experience as a high-tech lawyer. yahoo! could use a good lawyer. they have a lot of issues ahead of them, particularly with the purchase and sale of chinese assets. it looks as if, for sure, scott thompson will be heading it out. >> all right. good news this morning. thank you very much. bottom line is when scott mcgrew talks, people listen.
6:25 right now. still to come on today in the bay, facebook could face a lawsuit from its new neighbor. a live report coming up. the iowa caucuses coming down right to the wire. we'll tell you who came in on top when the tally came in overnight. >> tallying up warmer temperatures by this afternoon. the 70s on the map in some cities. your full forecast in just moments. >> well below 70 on the roads in many spots. we'll show you where things are slowing down and what you have to watch coming up. welcome back everyone. beautiful live look outside san francisco this morning. bay bridge there to your right. it should be a great tap day o for january in the bay area. 6:26 right now. and who ordered the yummy cereal? yummy. that's yours. lower cholesterol. lower cholesterol. i'm yummy. lower cholesterol. i got that wrong didn't i?
menlo park, it already could get slapped with a lawsuit. i'll tell you who doesn't like its new location coming up. >> it all came down to a mere eight votes overnight. we have the results of the iowa caucuses. >> reporter: and some homeowners in vallejo have filed claims against the city saying a policeman hunt went too far causing quite a bit of damage. i'm christie smith. i'll tell you what they want coming up. a live look outside golden gate bridge. a nice day on tap weatherwise on this wednesday, january 4th, this is "today in the bay." good morning to you. thanks so much for joining us, 6:29 right now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> good morning everyone. i'm jon kelley. we check back in with meteorologist christina loren. not quite tank top and bikini weather. >> i think a 67-degree day in santa cruz is not that bad.
if you can brave that temperature, go ahead and put on your bikini because it's going to be a nice day. clear conditions. hard to believe it's the first week of january. visibility this morning upwards of about five miles from just 24 hours ago where we had no visibility in places like santa rosa, san mateo and even san jose. doing much better in that department. a comfortable afternoon with temperatures climbing into the mid 60s. by noon in some cities. making your way home from work by about 5:00 p.m. inland. your full forecast coming up in moments. first we want to check the drive with mike inouye. >> that map you showed with the visibility. that tells a big portion. an easier drive than yesterday. here is another live look that shows a big portion of this morning's commute. there's the toll plaza. we have metering lights turned on about ten minutes ago. a backup quickly forming, heavy coming off the 880 overcrossing. we have the commute rebuilding back to its normal pace. full traffic building by monday.
it's slower throughout in many spots. we have developing news out of san jose where a manhunt is now over. police say they captured a man near saratoga and moore park a short time ago. they tell us it all started with a routine traffic stop at around 1:00 this morning for possibly tinted windows. the suspect did not stop, got out of the car and police say ran away. dozens of deputies and police were at the scene this morning looking for him. officers eventually caught that man around 5:45 in a shed. he will face charges of possessing stolen property and resisting arrest. he had reportedly minor scratches when deputies found him, so he was taken to the hospital for treatment. no neighbors were hurt. also new this morning, it is the closest finish in the history of the iowa caucuses. the latest tally keem in overnight. mitt romney beat rick santorum by just eight votes.
the two candidates accounted for more than half of the 120,000 results. a reported glitch held up the announcement of the final tally. we'll have much coming up in a live report from iowa in less than ten minutes. 6:32 right now may not be getting a lot of likes in east palo alto. city leaders weighing in on whether or not to sue the online social networking giant. "today in the bay's" marla tellez live at facebook headquarters in menlo park with exactly why they're looking the sue. good morning, marla. >> reporter: jon, good morning. we showed you facebook's new headquarters when employees moved in just over two weeks ago. this is it at the intersection of willow road and bayfront expressway. i can tell you from standing out here, it is a very busy intersection and no doubt facebook only adding traffic to this area, and that is, in fact, the issue here. facebook already has plans to expand to a vacant lot directly across the street on the other
side of bayfront, a little closer to east palo alto. this would be its west campus. it would house an additional almost 3,000 employees. that would mean a total of about 5,000 employees at this single intersection. east palo alto is concerned because its city limit is just about a half mile away. the mayor tells the palo alto daily news she's concerned about traffic gridlock and the potential to displace e.p.a. residents. the city may sue facebook if it does, in fact, go ahead with expansion plans. the east palo alto city council will talk about filing this potential lawsuit at a closed door meeting tomorrow. reporting live in menlo park, i'm march will tellez. jon and laura? >> thank you very much. first an officer killed in the line of duty, now more trouble in the wake of that tragedy. the city of vallejo is being sued for damage they say was caused by that crime. "today in the bay's" christie
smith is live in vallejo where homeowners are asking for thousands of dollars in compensation. good morning, christie. >> reporter: good morning to you. these homeowners are saying their fences were torn down, their blinds were torn out, all while officers were involved in a very intense manhunt. one of their police officers, fellow officers was killed. s.w.a.t. teams were looking for the person who shot veteran police officer jim capoot in november who died of his injuries. that person, the suspect, also a bank robbery suspect. three homeowners are asking for nearly $11,000. they say that includes emotional distress. former sheriff in sacramento tells us that the city probably should pay, but the risk outweighed the cost. first here is the homeowner. >> it was scary when i saw them coming through and they all had weapons pointed at me. >> dealing with a time factor.
you look at the need to capture the offender versus the cost, the inconvenience to somebody's fence. >> reporter: officers did arrest henry albert smith, junior. he's due back in court later this month. our sister station in sacramento tried talking with the police department president and the city in va lay hoye. they said they couldn't comment while it was under review. reporting live in vallejo, christie smith, jon and laura, back to you. a san jose police officer this morning recovering in the hospital after a carjacking suspect rammed right into his patrol car. 27-year-old alejandro gonzalez accused of stealing an suv, leading officers on a chase an crashing into several police cruisers. a total of six officers were hurt. the chase ended when police used their cars to box in gonzalez. officers also had to use their tasers to restrain him. the chp says they found a man flying drunk.
late yesterday chp pilots spotted a plane flying as low as 50 feet and within 100 feet of traffic on highway 37 in sonoma county. the plane was followed to petaluma municipal airports where officers detected the odor of alcohol. based on results of a field sobriety test he was arrested for flying under the influence. harry burkhart was arrested on monday after police say he set off 52 fires throughout the city. most of the fires were in parked cars, and there were no reports of any injuries. damages could reach into the millions. investigators believe the fire spree was started after burkhart's mother was arrested on international fraud charges. the monkey mystery continues. the san francisco zoo has banana sam back but not handing out the $5,000 reward. the "chronicle" reports police asked the zoo to hold off on
handing out the money. the man who says he found sam claims he coaxed the missing monkey into his backpack after spotting him in stern grove. now those claims are being questioned. one expert says that's not typical monkey behavior. police are still investigating who took sam and how he was found. >> the good news is we can all rest easy now that banana sam is back home in the zoo. it's 6:37. time to check back in with meteorologist christina loren. >> we'll have really nice weather today. if you want to get outdoors, you can have more fun than a barrel of monkeys. places like santa cruz, forecasting 67 degrees. try 72 in gilroy. the reason why is because offshore flow has kicked into high gear this morning. we'll see that off shor flow continue as we head throughout your morning hours. especially this afternoon. a comfortable, warm afternoon. thanks for waking up with us
every morning. we love being part of your family as well as you a part of ours. we'll see the clearing by noon today. some fog will try to develop. it's not going to last very long. offshore winds forming as they push from land to sea. tomorrow not quite as warm as that big ridge of high pressure starts to break down an drift to the east a touch. patchy a.m. fog tomorrow, not quite as warm this weekend. we'll hold on to the mid 60s in many cities staying very comfortable. it works out like this today, 70 in los gatos. forecasting near record conditions in places like gilroy, up to 72 degrees. 71 in fairfield. meanwhile, even right by the bay, 65 degrees today in oakland. hard to believe we're in the first week of january and it's still winter. as we head throughout the end of the week, i'll show you our best chance for rain coming up. let's take you through our hour-by-hour forecast. 41 degrees now by noon in high
ward, already peeling off a layer. let's check your drive with mike. >> we take you to san jose with a new report of a new accident. four cars reportedly involved northbound 101 right around de la cruz. that's highway 87, guadeloupe parkway. two left lanes currently blocked on the northbound side. you see the slowing in both directions, already started a few moments ago. no further details as they arrive on scene. i'll track this for the south bay very carefully. sipping any can't slowing continuing here for highway 4 westbound through antioch. speeds down to 10 miles an hour. slowing continues through pittsburg and bay point. concord holding steady for 242. crossing the bay, the metering lights at the bay bridge toll plaza. the san mateo bridge has volume that increases westbound with the taillights over to the peninsula side. a smooth drive and a few at least. the fog is not as much of an issue as it was yesterday. a clear view over that high-rise
to the foster city side. it is 6:39 right now. coming up on today in the bay, a piece of san francisco history will come tumbling down sometime today. a close call in iowa. we will have a live report itms moines w des moines with more of the results from the caucus. [ female announcer ] what would you call an ordinary breakfast pastry that's been wrapped in a flaky crust stuffed with a gooey center toasted up all golden brown then given a delicious design? a toaster strudel. pillsbury toaster strudel. so delicious...so fun. guys... [ female announcer ] pillsbury cinnamon rolls with cinnabon cinnamon are an irresistible sunday morning idea. nothing calls them to the table faster. sunday morning ideas made easy.
to a an exciting start. mitt romney beat rick san form by just eight votes. tracie potts is live in des moines to tell us more. it looks like michele bachmann has something to say about this this morning as well. >> we're expecting to hear from her in just under an hour and a half. interestingly here in des moines she called a news conference this morning. we learned about it a short time ago. she was supposed to be in south carolina today. a spokesperson has confirmed that trip is canceled. lots of speculation about whether she may drop out, whether she had some other announcement about her future in this race. we just don't know, we'll be watching. bottom line, here are the results from not last night, but early this morning, just after 2:30 a.m. local time when the republican party announced mitt romney won these caucuses by eight votes, just eight votes, it was neck in neck all night long. he got 25% of the votes.
so did rick santorum who moves on to new hampshire in a good spot. ron paul 21%. newt gingrich came in fourth and said last night that he is going to be attacking mitt romney's record after all those negative ads here in iowa. rick perry, governor of texas, gave in fifth. he's headed back home he says to reassess his future in this race. laura? >> interesting to see how it's all going to play out. thank you very much, tracie potts live. it is 6:44 light now. still more to come on today in the bay including scott mcgrew. including news of aew ceoality yahoo!. we'll have the market's reaction coming up. causes of itch and irritation. argets the underlying gold bond. intensive healing for lasting relief.
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>> it's going to be really nice out there. i think the best beach to hit will be in santa cruz. we're not goings to be quite adds warm through san francisco, pacifica and half moon bay. still looking clear. really comfortable as we head through the second half of your day. go ahead and bring the jacket with you, still chilly out there this morning. not dealing with even a third as much fog as we had yesterday morning. don't have to worry about taking on too much extra fim for your drive through the south bay. as we head through the morning hours, we'll see patchy fog develop at the coast. it won't last long. today looking really comfortable as high pressure takes full control of our weather pattern. it will be at its max strength today. 49 in san francisco, 37 in santa rosa and 39 degrees, good morning to you, in livermore. temperatures already climbing into the 60s in many inland cities. looking really comfortable for tomorrow as well, all the way through the weekend. holding on to the mid 60s. then at the end of my seven-day forecast, i'll show you when your next chance of rain arrives. it's not looking all that great.
we'll take whatever we can get at this point. as you can see, the storm track well to our north. typically this time of year the storm track is coming right into northern california. you can see even north in the pacific northwest as we head throughout the 15th of this month, second half of january, it looks to be more active. high pressure is firmly in control for today. wheel see a warm, dry day, especially inland. nice clear conditions, comfy at the coast. as we head throughout the second half of your day on the coast, talking about temperatures in the upper 60s in places like santa cruz. 67 in redwood city and 63 degrees, not too shabby in san francisco. 70 for los gatos. 69 in san jose and 69 degrees in livermore. as promised, seven day outlook shows we have a slight chance of rain as we head into late monday winterly tuesday. i think a lot of that action will be confined to the north bay. hey, we could see things change. we'll continue to watch all the models for you. storm track stays to our north though overall all the way
through the next week and maybe, maybe after that we'll start to see that pineapple express shape up. we're watching for that for you. 6:48. let's see what mike is watching. >> we have slowing in the south bay. even though you said no fog, you're right. the commute is from capital expressway up northbound 101 to the scene of this four-car accident. that's de la cruz on the northbound side of 101. the cause for the slowing you see approaching the area at 880 up to the scene where all the cars have moved off to the shoulder and no injuries. we should see the scene clear quickly. there are a lot of flashing lights. need two flatbed tow trucks and chp cruisers are on scene. 101, a smooth drive. 880 through oakland. the volume of traffic is building. speeds close to 60 through downtown and up to the toll
plaza where the metering lights are in. the bay bridge t backup continue to form back to west grand avenue for most of the lanes. suddenly these cash lanes have cleared, starting the fill in as quickly as that break happened. slowing through livermore as well. look at theality mont pass, it's not the problem. a financially strapped east bay city could soon be facing more money problems if several homeowners get their way. "today in the bay's" christie smith live in vallejo where the city right now is being sued over a recent police chase. good morning, christie. >> reporter: good morning to you. this was an intense time for the vallejo police department. they had an officer down. the shooter on the loose whod robbed a bank. now three neighbors have come forward saying that this search for suspect caused significant damage to their popity and the city owes them money. it was november of last year when veteran police officer jim capoot died when he was shot.
a s.w.a.t. team search for the suspect, neighbors say during all this their fences were broken, blinds were torn out. three claims have been filed totaling about $11,000. some of that for emotional damages. our sister station in sacramento tried to contact the police department and the city. they said they couldn't comment while this whole thing is under review. the city should decide in about two weeks how to handle the claims. live in vallejo, jon and laura, back to you. >> a san jose police officer is recovering in the hospital this morning after a carjacking suspect rammed his patrol car. police arrested 27-year-old alejandro gonzalez shortly after a chase that led to a crash with several police cruisers. a total of six officers were hurt. gonzalez allegedly stole an suv at a gas station near mckee and king. the chase ended when police used their cars to block that
suspect's escape. officers had to use tasers and a restraining wrap to get gonzalez under control. a piece of history meets the wrecking ball this morning. the old san francisco jail number three in san bruno will be demolished at 10:30. sheriff mike hennessey made a campaign prom 34is to close the jail more than 30 years ago. a few days before he retires, he will finally get it done seeing the beginning of the end of the billing that happened back in 1984. people who live near the jail say they're happy to see it go. >> it's a very cool building. when it's all lit up at night, it was neat to look at. it's not safe anymore. >> we've actually been waiting many, many years for this to happen. >> a federal court ruling in 1997 forced the closure when a judge ruled dilapidated conditions were cruel and unusual punishment. a new jail was opened on the very same site in 2006. put the emergency brakes on california's high-speed bullet train. that is the advice from a panel of transportation and financial
experts looking the the project's chances for success. the group is not happy with the plan to spend all of the $6 billion available on a small stretch of track in the central valley with hopes that future funding will trickle in later. the high-speed rail authority argues other projects of this scope have been built segment by segment without all the money in place. laura, facebook may be getting a status update sometime soon on a neighboring city's plan to sue the social networking giant. "today in the bay's" marla tellez live in menlo park with why the east palo alto cities are not liking their new neighbor. good morning, marla. >> reporter: good morning. behind us is facebook's new home at the intersection of willow road and bayfront expressway. mark zuckerberg has plans to move it -- add to it, move right across the street on the other side of bayfront expressway. that's a little bit closer to east palo alto, and that's not
sitting well with that city. the expansion campus would sit on what's currently a vacant 22-acre lot. it would bring another 2800 employees, that means a whole lot more traffic in the area. we drove it. east palo alto city limit is just about a half mile away. the mayor there is concerned of gridlock and a general sense of invasion. if facebook does, in fact, expand, it would mean about 5,000 employees would work at this single intersection alone. the palo alto daily news was told the city is considering filing a lawsuit to stop this from happening. the city will talk about the potential suit at a closed session meeting tomorrow. facebook is hoping to move across the street by 2017. so it could all happen in the next five years. jon and laura? >> thank you very much, marla. 6:54 right now. three swiss bankers are facing charges in a tax fraud scheme involving dozens of american
clients. the bankers are charged with helping american taxpayers hide more than $1.2 billion from the irs. u.s. attorney's office say they face up to five years in prison. the indictment doesn't reveal the banker's names. but they live in switzerland. not clear if they would face expedition. it is 6:55 right now. the "today" show coming up in a matter of minutes. let's say good morning to matt lauer who is here to show us what they're working on today. >> jon and laura, good morning. coming up on wednesday on "today," mitt romney narrowly win it is iowa caucuses by eight votes. former pennsylvania senator rick santorum, rick perry signals he may drop out of the race. we'll have complete coverage and third place finisher ron paul will join us live. also ahead, new tails on the murder mystery at queen elizabeth's country estate following the skov i have of a young woman's body. dr. oz will be here to share a
special tight land to help anyone lose weight in 2012. we'll get donald trump's take on the results in iowa and he'll unveil the contestants for the new season of "celebrity apprentice" as we get started on wednesday morning right here on "today". 6:56 right now. a family on the peninsula is in a desperate race against time to save their little boy. he needs a bone marrow transplant. finding a donor is not going to be easy. 4-year-old kyle crawford was diagnosed last month with a blood disorder. if his condition goes untreated, his parents say he may not be alive in six months. >> he's our son and your whole world and your hopes and your dreams all of a sudden are shattered. >> i do have my moments, they're usually at midnight when i'm by myself in my bed. i can allow myself to feel what i feel. >> kyle is mixed race, chinese
and caucasian which makes his odds of finding a donor match even harder. experts say there are not a lot of mixed race people in the national bone marrow registry. scientisting working on something called the electronic nose that they think will helm diagnose tuberculosis. this new device detects those indicators and doctors think it could help save hundreds of thousands of lives. tuberculosis killed 1.4 million people in 2010. 6:57 right now. yahoo! just a short time ago announced it has another new ceo. scott mcgrew joins us. the man not immediately an obvious pick? >> no. scott thompson has been successful at paypal. he's more of a structural guy. that may indeed be why the board
picked him. the language that yahoo! is using this morning in their press release, thompson seen her on the left in the blue shirt will conduct a strategic review process and consider opportunities for the company's business and investments and disposition of assets. that's a lot of structural change. selling parts of the company kind of hidden in a lot of business talk. yahoo! is not impressing investors. on the nasdaq down 2% this morning. that's garvin thomas to hurt scott thompson's feelings, down 34 cents to 15ds.45. no bulls on the markets this morning. it's all down today. >> thanks so much. a beautiful day outside. looks like a good week. one final check with meteorologist christina loren. >> the warmest day of the week, a live look at san francisco. what a difference a day makes. beautiful sunrise over the city by the bay.
no fog to report at this point. make sure you dress in layers. 42 in san jose, up to 62 degrees by noon today. take a look at where some of our highs will end up. 63 in san francisco, 70 in los gatos, 69 in san jose and 71 in fairfield. make sure you tune in right at 11:00 and we'll let you know whether or not you're on par to break a record. let's find out about your drive with mike inouye. >> accident 101 at de la cruz. a couple of flatbed tow trucks on the shoulder. 87, 85, 237 also slow. 680 through sunol, a live look out there and see the volume of traffic starts to increase a tad. we have slowing from sunol into fremont over the hill. but we have a clearer view than yesterday. yesterday had a lot of fog. today much more pleasant. the volume will decrease until monday when it will