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managers. deals still need to be reached with the larger unions that represent the 2300 line level workers. we have team coverage for you tonight. monty francis will show us how the strike affected tonight's evening commute. we begin with jean ellie with the negotiations. and a lot of pressure mounting as we get closer to the fourth of july. >> reporter: both sides are here in oakland at the caltrans office. the governor sent in two new mediato mediators. the negotiations are forgetting any agreements, but we are making progress. >> we're hopeful. we hope we go back to work. >> bart negotiators didn't make any comment as they ledded in for new talks. the labor secretary urged all parties to get back to the table with new mediators. two of the state's top
mediators, the chair of the public employment relations board, and the chief of the state mediation and conciliation service are at the table tonight. seiu representatives say new faces may help move talks forward. >> the reason we're coming back to the table is because we have what we feel is a better working situation. so we can maybe make some progress. >> while resuming talks is a good sign, the two sides are still far apart. >> we had a lot of work to do. i mean, we were at 8%, they were at 21%. it's going to take a while. >> before the talks, bart workers marched the picket line. james fang joined that line saying workers need a better package. >> management has to show respect for the things that labor has done and they two need to get a working, fair wage. >> reporter: the sticking points continue to be raises and health
care and pension contributions. riders are hoping for an agreement so trains can roll again. >> really hoping that this issue is resolved by then, because it's going to be tough to get it working. >> at this point with talks continuing, but no deal announced, bart is telling commuters to prepare for day three of no train service. we'll continue to monitor the talks and bring you any news as it develops. reporting live in oakland, jean ellie, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. commuters have been resorting to their plan b's, but a big test came tonight when the aisz game was thrown into the mix. monty? >> reporter: everyone's surprised there was no big traffic nightmare for people attending the a's game tonight. the game ended just about 30 minutes ago, you can see there are a few cars here left in the parking lot. now, it should be a smooth ride home for fans, the team says a big traffic headache could
happen tomorrow night. the coliseum bart station was a ghost town tonight with no bart service for the thousands of a's fans who usually depend on bart trains to get to the ballpark. >> we have to drive. i mean, we're not giving up not coming. so we have to drive. >> many people arrived at the game more than an hour early, hoping to avoid a traffic mess on i-880, with an estimated 17,000 fans at tonight's a's game against the chicago clubs, 0.co coliseum was at half its capacity, and mr. fans were pleasantly surprised by the lack of gridlock. >> we expected a lot, absolutely. there was nothing, it was great. we got here in time to tailgate. perfect. >> south 880, a little bit bad. coming up this way, it wasn't an issue at all. >> reporter: team officials warn traffic will most certainly be worse for tomorrow night's game, a fireworks show is planned, and
the a's are expecting a crowd of at least 30,000. almost twice the size of tonight's crowd. >> we have several other lots outside the property, we have 12,000 spaces available, which is plenty to accommodate our crowd for tomorrow night. >> reporter: baseball fans had it easy tonight compared to thousands of cross bay commuters. we caught up with some of them tonight coming home on an 8:00 ferry, after a much longer than usual commute. >> i just want to get home, and i don't want to have to change public transportation three times. >> reporter: if you plan to attend the a's game tomorrow night, the team is suggesting that you car pool, that's also not a bad idea since parking will run you $17. >> for a lot of people it comes down to this, telecommute or find another way to work. on the peninsula, thousands
of people are turning to caltrains. that's leading to more frustration, people packing buss in oakland today, just trying to get over to san francisco. those who didn't make it on the first bus were forced to wait in long lines and hope the next bus had enough space for them. the morning commute was double for many people taking close to two hours to cross the bay. our website nbcbayarea.com has the latest updates on the bart strike as they continue to negotiate this hour, we'll keep you posted on air and online. can you follow our breaking news on twitter @nbcbayarea. a look over san jose, it's starting to cool down a bit. a few spots saw record highs. we have live team coverage for you. george kiriyama spoke to people who could not escape the heat because they were in the midst of a power outage. >> plenty of triple digits as we talked about here, crossed the
bay with 106 in the alma den valley. that was one of our hottest, 105 in livermore, and santa theresa at 104. the 104 will go down as one of the hottest ever on this date. keep in mind the average highs, 86 this time of the year, it's not only been one or two days of this heat, we're now going on day six of this hot weather, and bad news for us again, with these power grids, being stressed and a lot of you just getting sick of this hot weather, we have more of it coming over the next 24 hours, excessive heat warning in place for all of the interior valleys, no doubt it will be crucial to where we're zooming in here, that's across the east bay, make sure you drink plenty of water and take frequent breaks. don't forget the pets, i know many of you love your pets, you want to take care of them. that's something you can easily forget about sometimes. who will be the hottest and who will be the coldest for your 4th of july celebrations. >> we'll see you shortly. speaking of those power grids, it's a serious concern in
the midst of the heat, there was bay, more than 8,000 people affected and some are still without power. nbc bay area's george kiriyama has the details from campbell tonight. pg&e says the heat is to blame? >> the heat is to blame. pg&e are telling me there are 200 customers without power in the san jose area, there are 18 separate outages and they're all heat related. at one point as you said, 8,000 people without power. tonight as you can see, there are people out and about here at the prune yard in campbell. earlier this evening, many were telling us that they were dealing with the heat and no power in their homes. >> i was pretty hot. it was pretty hot. >> that's how it felt inside this east san jose home. when the power went out, everything got uncomfortable. >> no ac, no fan, no nothing. growing up in arizona, it almost felt like going back home.
>> reporter: for four hours he had no electricity, he was worried about the food spoiling in the fridge. >> with the milk, yogurt and stuff, we have a 22-month-old. we want to make sure if anything's gone bad we don't want to about give it to the kids. >> he escaped to his all electric nissan. >> i got the ac going and my cell phone charged. >> he was one of 8,000 people without power. they received this message on their phones. >> the outage in your area which was caused by a damaged connecter is currently being worked on. the santa clara county health department sent out it's own message about the heat. >> excessively high temperatures are continuing throughout santa clara county are expected to last throughout the fourth of july holl you day. >> reporter: many couldn't stand the heat, they went to see a movie. >> a lot nicer in there. >> reporter: the county health
department recording people got on their phones, recommend people go watch a movie to escape the heat. that's what people did tonight. live in campbell, george kiriyama, nbc bay area news. he was going real fast, he came right around and ran over the top of our boat. >> he wasn't paying attention. >> they lost their daughter that day. a leading cause of boater deaths in california. we investigate why there are no rules requiring boater education and what's being done about it. >> reporter: a mudslide closes i-80, find out when it will be opening up again. is it too thrilling for the south bay? what forced great america to close its much hyped roller coaster and what's being changed hopefully in time for the holiday.
a former violinist for the san jose symphony is dead along with her husband. they were killed by their own son. >> 39-year-old james henderson was arrested on sunday night. deputies believe hours earlier he ran over his father with a car and attacked his mother at their home. joseph and edith henderson were both killed. the mercury news reports that edith was a retired software developer who played in the symphony for many years. it's summertime, that means heading out to the bay, maybe the beach, you need a license to drive a car, you don't need one to drive a boat. california is one of the few state notice nation that doesn't require operators to have a boating license. >> you may know it's been a debate for years, and we continue to see serious
accidents on our local waterways. elise kerr are her is with us. this is not necessarily an alcohol problem but an experience problem? >> yes, you can be as young as 12 and operate a boat. no one is required to have a license or take a boater safety course. those lax regulations make it like the wild wild west on our local waterways. out on the water there can be a lot of distractions. and sometimes the law of the land can be forgotten. >> did you have anything to drink today? >> no. lieutenant doug powell sees it all out on the delta. a water way that saw the most accidents in california since 2007. >> you wouldn't give a kid, a 16-year-old the keys to your car and tell them to drive on the streets without any education. it's hard to believe that we're doing that with boats. >> reporter: going out with pal and the contra costa county sheriff's department on a recent
sunday. >> do you have any idea why i pulled you over? >> most boaters pulled over didn't seem to know the rights of the road. >> you get a ticket for violating the road or you can take this boater safety course. >> our state has led the nation in accidents, second only to florida. >> you don't have to have a license to drive a boat. >> do you think there should be? >> yes. >> jason and marianne know what can happen when boaters aren't paying attention. they were out celebrating their son's birthday near lake shasta, when another boater plowed into a boat carrying several of their children, including their 12-year-old daughter. >> they were sitting across from each other. and taylor got knocked out and when she came up with damion, he was all bloody and stuff, she said travian wouldn't wake up.
>> travian later died at a local hospital from brain injuries. >> he was just going really fast, he came around, and ran right over the top of the boat, our boat. >> he wasn't paying attention. >> yeah, he wasn't paying attentionp. >> reporter: the investigative unit found the leading causes of accidents are operators not paying attention and lack of experience. just a fraction were fuelled by alcohol use. yet california is one of only five states with a zero boater education requirement. >> the waters in the central bay here are the most challenging in the world to sale. >> that's why san francisco saling school owner says before he rents out a boat, customers must pass two certification courses, he believes it should be mandatory. >> it's ridiculous. i think it's a california mentality of like, well, if you can afford to buy the boat, you can go out and take it out. really the only person you're going to hurt is yourself and your family, burt they don't realize it. these people are colliding with
other boats. >> it's been a battle to get it passed into law. in 1999, governor gray davis vetoed a bill that would have required education training to operate a boat. saying there is little evidence that a written test alone will improve the piloting skills of motorboat operators or reduce boating accidents. a similar bill was introduced in 2007, but failed again. >> we participate in the legislative process, whether it's state, federal or local. we don't have lobbyists perse. >> mandating boater education has met strong opposition from the boating industry. ed believes boater education is important but should not be required. nor should boaters be forced to get a license to operate. >> it might just be a taxation or revenue source that we don't think needs to be imposed on the boating community at this time.
>> reporter: but if the law changed, our waterways could be safer. we found states that require boater education had a lower rate of accidents than states that don't. >> we wonder what she'd be like tod today. >> reporter: with so few safety requirements, the hale family says they haven't wanted to go back on the water since they lost their daughter. >> we were the safest people ever, watching everything your kids do, putting the life jackets on them, helmets whatever you do. it doesn't mat ter. >> that was elise kershner reporting. if you have a tip, give us a call or send us an e-mail directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. westbound i-880 is expected
to open any minute. this is after a mudslide that we told you happened this afternoon. west of the california/nevada border. the slide closed 80 in both directions, it happened around 4:30. caltrans says it covered the highway in 3 to 8 inches of mud. traffic rerouted while crews got the job done. rain is to blame for causing that slide. >> it could be a mess, a lot of people beginning tomorrow and the next day. 80 is the main artery. let's bring in jeff ranieri with all our weather. >> we have lightning, we're going to be tracking across lake tahoe, even in the next two days in the forecast. the lightning strikes, you can see them right here, it was a result of the severe weather, it's now started to calm down, that's the good news. no lightning here across the gaye area, we can't rule it out as we head through the next 24 hours. for us, it was all about the hot weather in the south bay. one of the hottest was the al
almaden valley at 106. 105 in livermore and 100 in san jose. now, the good news, we've started to cool off just a little bit. the onshore flow starting to come back, temperatures running anywhere from 3 to 8 degrees cooler at the coastline. 11 degrees cooler in livermore, that's the result of the fog coming back in the coastline, also the onshore flow. temperatures in the 60s for tomorrow. that's it for the coastline, for the interior valleys we'll see numbers gradually going down with mid to upper 90s expected by 4:00 p.m. let's get you outside on this tuesday evening in san jose. tropical out there with the humidity in the atmosphere across san jose. we have moderate levels of pollen in the atmosphere and air quality. we can't show you the downtown camera, it's completely fogged in at the current levels. the golden gate bridge, you can see the visibility being reduced with areas of clouds and fog moving in. that will be again hoping to
cool our temperatures. let's see where fog's going to be the most factor here tomorrow morning. at the immediate coastline, also for our northern counties in marin, napa, sonoma, back to alameda and contra costa. by the afternoon, of course, more hot weather on tap, we're going do see full on sunshine back here across the east bay, as you're heading to the coastline, it's going to be hot inland, it does not mean it's going to have clear and sunny skies at the coast. let's get the latest on those temperatures, it is going to be hot down here in the south bay, the power grids are being stressed, but temperatures not going to be as warm as we had for today. we'll see 95 in san jose, 99 in gilroy, back to the east bay, we cannot shake these triple digits for tomorrow, now, this will make our sixth day of going with there 100 plus degree weather. 101 in pleasanton.
102 in dublin, 100 in walnut creek, 99 in danville, notice this, as you get closer to the bay, the temperatures will be cooler, 82 in alameda. 93 expected in the castro valley. not entirely cool here for san francisco, 73, go to half moon bay, it will be 67, 68 in bodega bay. you can see a huge contrast in temperatures from the coast to the interior bay locations. all right, the 4th of july is on the minds of a lot of you. the hottest, of course, fourth of july location will be the east bay, temperatures in the upper 90s at 6:00 p.m., by 9:00 p.m. mid-70s. in san francisco, we can't rule out a little bit of fog as the cooling weather arrives with mid to upper 60s on the fourth. we'll see areas of fog. but they lit those fireworks off pretty low down near the embarcadero to help in situations where we can't control mother nature. those other situations where we
can't, of course. as we head throughout friday we'll see temperatures cooling off. we'll go with 80s, and 60s at the coastline, that's not too bad on saturday. 87 degrees. i worked hard to get that 87 for saturday. >> can you move it to thursday? >> oh, my god, never good enough. >> i'm teasing, indoor fourth of july, it's a whole new thing. it's very fashionable. coming up, business owners get more time to get ready for obama care, we're going to tell you what's pushing it's arrival to 2015. [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week.
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a major development is giving employers a break from obama care. >> a key component that mandates employers provide health insurance is being delayed for another year. the obama administration's postponement means that employers with 50 or more workers. mid size and large employers won't be penalized next year, if they don't provide workers with
health insurance. the change is reportedly a reaction to complaints from businesses about the complexity and the deadline. could it be too thrilling, the newest attraction has been shut down. bark officials say the thrill of the gold striker wooden roller coaster causes screaming passengers to exceed santa clara's noise standards. a small tunnel is being built over part of the ride to help muffle the sound. great america is hoping to reopen the roller coaster for the fourth of july. we'll be right back with dave feldman and sports.
last month. this according to the san jose mercury news. lam lamar divens required three stitches. divens was reportedly trying to prevent brooks from driving drunk. homer bailey had a no hitter into the ninth inning, brandon crawford grounds it back to bailey. and there's one out. and tony abreu strikes out. that's two outs, we're one out away from a perfect game. gregor blanco, no hitter, he almost had a perfect game, except he had a walk. bailey throws his second career no hitter. the giants are no hits for the first time since 2003. reds win 3-0. the a's and cubs starting a three-game set. a's down 5-3 in the fourth. coco crisp two runs scored tie game. top sixth, still tied,
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