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time and temperature is sponsored by river rock sa keno. where real people really win. b.a.r.t. workers walk off the job forcing thousands of commuters to hit the roads. the job forcing thousands of commuters to hit the roads. the backup at longer than normal, as you can see from our chopper early this morning. right now here's a live look at the toll plaza, still significantly backed up at 11:00. even as we make our way through this extended morning commute, the focus now turns to getting more people ; back home from w tonight. good morning and thanks for being with us. i'm marla tellez. jon kelley has the day off.
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>> reporter: good morning. people don't have sympathy for either side. they just want this b.a.r.t. they found ways to get around it and they will do it again tonight. these charter buses arewo# wait to bring the passengers back home tonight. the line stretched around the block in downtown oakland. b.a.r.t. riders filling up charter buses trying to get into san francisco late for work. >> whatever happens today happens. you can't have a strike and the best thing to do is go with the flow. ar supposed to be to work? >> 30 minutes. >> reporter: 30 minutes from now or 30 minutes ago? >> 30 minutes ago. >> reporter: b.a.r.t.n: workers hit the picket signs overnight when contract negotiations failed. >> it's unsettling.
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you know, realistically it is worse for all of the people who don't have a ride to work. i mean, it's bad. >> reporter: a b.a.r.t. spokesperson says it's unfortunate and they are working to reach a resolution soon but with 400 people relying on b.a.r.t. each day, it took patience to work on pla b. >> ú"b.a.r.t. is pretty convent this lasts. >> reporter: they joined thousands of people out on theo freeways as transportation planners figure out how many will use cash as opposed to the fast track across the bay area bridge. oakland riders increased from 20,000 to 50,000 riders. >> the evening commute will be like our morning commute. we're going to have 11 vessels departures every 45 minutes depending on the route. we'll have plenty of service to
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get people back home. the west oakland b.a.r.t. station, normally one of their busiest. i want to show you what the b.a.r.t. stations look like today. they look like ghost towns locked up tighter than a drum. i asked what the plans were for tomorrow morning's commute and they said that they are ready for a repeat. reporting live in oakland, christie smith, nbc bay area news. >> christie, thanks.7÷ b.a.r.t. is chartering>cky buse sh shuttling customers. they will shuttle from the embarcadero to the west oakland station and from there to four other locations. they are el cerrito and fremont. b.a.r.t. ran buses early this morning during the morning commute but people didn't have time to sit on buseséby for a longer ride. >> do you have an expected cab
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ride to sfo? >> yes, sir. >> what's that going to cost them? >> about $110. >> what do you think? >> it was supposed to cost $10 a piece and now we're going to have $90 this trip. >> earlier this morning our crews shot this photo of a woman who was apparently injured while trying to board one of those buses. she tripped and fell while crossing the street to hop aboard a bus. she's expected to be okay. so just how far apart are the two sides and what's holding up thesefñ negotiations? scott mcgrew just got off the phone with a spokesperson. >> just barely sat it down. b.a.r.t. is waiting from a call from the mediator to decide where the two sides can get together. they have not gotten that call yet. what do the two sides want. let's start with what the union leaders want. b.a.r.t. employees haven't seen a raise in five years. when you factor inflation in to
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that, the average b.a.zx employee has seen a decrease in pay. the employees want a big raise, more than 25%. they have to have huge concessions back when b.a.r.t. was in trouble and now b.a.r.t. is running a surplus. that's the union side. b.a.r.t. is willing to give workers a raise, but not nearly what the employees want. b.a.r.t. wants employees to start paying into their own pensions. right now they don't. b.a.r.t. wants employees to pay more in to their medical coverage. right now they pay about 100 bucks a month. >> i know that there are good, hardworking people on both sides trying to come to an agreement. let's hope it works out soon. >> as for that b.a.r.t. surplus, it does exist but the service says it needs to spend that money on upgrading infrastructure, new trains, new stations, new seats, that kind of thing, and not on employee pay. marla? >> we will see how long this lasts. scott, thanks. we'll continue with a live
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look in san francisco where it's going to be hot this afternoon for the commute home. meteorologist christina loren, everyone should have water handy today, especially if you're waiting in those lines? >> most certainly. most certainly. another good piece of advice is to wear light, breathable clothing. 80 degrees isv]ç your current temperature. we've blown past our averages for this time of year and it's still morning time out there. an indication of a very hot day ahead. excessive heat warnings stands at least until wednesday, potentially all the way through the fourth of july, which is thursday. you want to make sure that you're drinking plenty of water, take frequent breaks. you don't want to overdo it outdoors. take care of those pets. 86 degrees at 2:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.,= 88 degrees. hot out there. can imagine the inland highs. back to you. >> christina, thanks. the good news here, if there is
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any, ac transit is available for riders today. slight progress has been made in negotiations and they will meet again tonight to continue talks. the union contract expired at midnight for ac transit and workers voted last week to authorize a stwririke. with us forsm; continuing cove all morning long. nbcbayarea.com, you'll find b.a.r.t. strike resources to help you get around the mess and stay on top of all of the changes andfje cancellations. strike the b.a.r.t. strike bar at the top of the page. more than 1,000 oakland city workers have also%./ walked ofe job. the workers are upset over another 10% pay cut so they called a one-day general strike which started at midnight. the strike will impact parking
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enforcement, street sweeping, an control services and more. emergency workers will not be affected. some services will be available online. this is the first general strike since 1946. in arizona, 19 firefighters have been killed in one of the worst firefighter disasters in decades. the fire has destroyed 200 homes and burned about 8,000 acres near the communities of yarnell and glenneasta. the danger is not over yet. >> reporter: 19 members have an elite hot shot wildfire crew died on sunday when a wall of flames overtook the group in yarnell, arizona. >> our entire crew was lost. we lost 19 people in this9 wildfire. one of the worst wildfire
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disasters that has ever taken place. >> reporter: the yarnell fire quickly grew out of control. the men relied on their training to survive and even deployed special fire tents to try to withstand the inferno. >> when you're deploying, that's it. just hope that your training and deployment of shelter does what it's supposed to do and you're able to walk away from it. >> but they didn't. the fire killing all 19. in a statement made during his ongoing trip toloñ africa, president obama praised the elite firefighters calling them, quote, heroes. back in arizona, the loss hasok devastated the tight-knit community. >>(a it's devastating. i can't even explain what it's like. >> reporter: destroying 200 homes and giving homeowners no
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time to escape. >> we had no time. we got the dogs. we got the wife. it's gone. >> reporter: gone, too, are the 19 men. >> we're devastated. we just lost 19 of some of the finest people you'll ever meet. right now we're in crisis. >> reporter: a crisis for the community as the fire continues to rage on. >> such a sad story out of arizona. now we take you to overseas. a russian spokesman confirms that snowden has asked for an asylum. moscow airport since arriving from hong kong last week. russia's president says if snowden wants to stay in russia, he must stop leaking american
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secrets. this right here is vikp overnight as hundreds of thousands of people demand the ouster of mohammed morsi. they will intervene and put together its own political road map forxñ that country. well, still to come, thee+c pain at the pump is even more  today. why gas prices jumped a few cents overnight. same-sex marriages are under way in san jose. i'm damian trujillo with the live images coming up.
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welcome back. did you know that california has the highest gas tax in the country? this morning, the statewide excise tax on gas jumped by 3.5 cents. taxes now account for 72 cents of every gallon of gas you pump
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into your car. compare that to the national average of 49 cents. the increase was approved by the board back in february to make up for lost revenue. the first couples in santa clara county got married a few hours ago. several people have taken their vows since 8:00. damian trujillo is there for some of those ceremonies. he's live at the county government center in san jose where they will be issuing marriage licenses all day. david, how many "i dos" have you heard so far? >> reporter: quite a few. they were opened on friday when the ninth circuit decision came down. however, nobody arrived late in the afternoon to get married here in san jose. this morning, however, is a much different story. they've even set up an express lane for couples to exchange rinks. the first ceremony took place just after 8:00 this morning and then several couples followed. some have been together for as many as 26 years and say this is a huge day for all americans,
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not just the lgbt community. there were no huge lines out the door but certainly a steady stream of couples tieing the knot. the clerk's office here has approximately 27 windows open to help applicants speed through the process and if they arrive at exactly 4:30 which is closing time, those applicants will be able to complete the process. all couples tell me that their vows -- saying their vows was a big deal. >> it's huge. to be not marginalized anymore, to have the same rights as everyone else and not suffer discrimination because of who i love. >> it's historic and epic and even though we've given our vows in front of our family and friends almost two years ago, to could it here in the county building is a big, big deal. >> all right. and to greet you is -- >> reporter: the ceremony marriage commissioner was ken
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yaeger. he's the president of the board of supervisors and the first openly gay man elected to the san jose city council before he became a supervisor. now, as you know, the city of san francisco has been issuing marriage licenses since late friday afternoon. they have been issuing them all weekend. in fact, as of 5:00 yesterday, a total of 563 licenses have been issued. we're live in san jose, i'm damon trujillo, nbc bay area news. >> very good. damian, thank you. meantime, san francisco police are searching for a gunman who shot and killed two men as pride parade was wrapping up. this happened about 6:30 last night. two men were shot both in the leg and taken to the hospital. at this point they though don't if the victims were the intended targets. they are looking for people who were in the area who may have pictures or video of that
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shooting. historic court decision and a record turnout made this annual san francisco pride parade an epic celebration. san francisco streets were filled with aná5ezated 1.5 million cheering and dancing and waving flags yesterday. another city on the peninsula is joining the ban on plastic bags starting today san carlos shoppers will have to bring their own bags. the city council adopted+ the n yesterday for most businesses except restaurants. retailers can offer paper bags for a minimum of ten cents each. redwood city and palo alto will enforce that bag ban in october. groupon is going to allow users to book reservations at high-end restaurants. it's available in ten cities including san francisco, new york, boston, and los angeles. no prepayments or vouchers are required. the daily deal site will include
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luxury spas, hotels, beauty salons a little bit later this year. a plan to build a new alpine coaster at tahoe's four-star hotel has hit a snag. citing traffic and noise impacts, it would head down the mountain and it's part of a larger development plan that would include some zip lines, courses and more hiking and mountain biking trails. nor they say it's to boost summer recreation at the resorts. when i think of tahoe, i think of jumping in lake tahoe to cool off. >> it's going to be so cold that you'll jump right back out. >> yeah, i'm just kidding. >> you know what, it's still refreshing. whatever it takes to stay cool. even in the tahoe area, they are in their 80s. inland valleys, as millions do in san jose, it's going to be a
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scorcher only to be trumped by tomorrow when we get to the pique of this heatwave. i have not had to put 108 on my seven-day until this week. welcome to the hottest stretch of weather that we have to get through all year long. what i can tell you right now, we have another month before we get into the hottest point of the year here in the bay area. we're already dealing with extreme heat. we've been dealing with it for the fourth consecutive day of triple digit heat inland. that's good news when it comes to the air quality. we could have it suffering more than it was. moderate range all across the board. this will likely change, though, as we get that sinking air brought on by high pressure. records today certainly possible in oakland, napa, san rafael. just to give you an indication, we typically do not get this hot this early in the season. so it's going to be a record-breaking day today and then we'll shatter those temperature records. best thing to do, avoid peak
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heating. right after this broadcast, make those indoor plans. it's going to be warm as we head throughout the night as temperatures only drop into the 70s and 60s. some 80s as lows for tonight. here's what's happening. big ridge of high pressure is now sucking up to a top tropical moisture. we call it monsoonal flow. we get thunderstorms in southern california this time of year from that monsoonal moisture. for us, we can get thunderstorms as far north as the bay area tomorrow in addition to the 90 to 100-degree weather that we're expecting inland. i want to give you an indication of the 11:00 a.m. readings. look at this, almost 100 degrees. still morning time in antioch. here it is. sorry, i'll have to get that for you at the end of the show. the good news s. marla, temperatures are going to drop off. not until the end of the week. fourth of july looks hot. 100 degrees inland. 87 degrees at the coast. 72 for the fourth and then we finally hit averages back to the 80s on thursday and friday.
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we'll get that seven-day for you at the end of the show. back to you. >> i feel like we're livingthe . christina, thanks so much. could the warriors only all-star be on the train block. the new rumors swirling around today. ♪
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we don't have a ten step filtering process for our water. we don't need it. because crystal geyser is made by nature, not by man. crystal geyser is always bottled at the mountain source. rumors are flying that the warriors are going to trade all-star forward david lee. moving him makes financial sense. the 30-year-old has three years and $44 million left on his contract. he had hip surgery in late may. and san jose state make as big move today. it officially becomes a member of the mountain west conference. that's a big deal for san jose state sports which will now face tougher opponents. better opponents means better
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ticket sales. a touchy father and son >> shall i stay married to anthony? >> new jersey goal tender martin selected his own son in the draft. the devils have no plans to bring the younger one up any time soon but it was a nice moment at the draft to see the generations together. the elder said he had butterflies sitting there like any hockey dad hoping his son would get picked. the newest animal at a texas zoo has people seeing double and we're not talking about twins either. we'll show you the great video coming up. ♪
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welcome back now. as promised, here's that seven-day outlook. fourth of july finally getting a touch cooler and then we'll hit& seasonal averages saturday into sunday. but for this monday, 105
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degrees. it's hard to believe we had two inches of rain last week in the north bay. >> that's right. i forgot about that long ago. >> okay. we end with this, the new edition to the san antonio zoo, a two-headed turtle named thelma and louise. she's already drawing a crowd and she's less than two weeks old. the zoo spokesperson says that she appears to be healthy and is the zoo spokesperson sayle to s. experts at the zoo don't foresee any health issues for thelma and louise. the san antonio zoo previously had a two-headed reptile snake from 1988 until 1995. >> thank you so much for being with us. we'll see you tonight at 5:00. stay cool. [ wind howling ]
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