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violent protests--over conservative pundits--- u-c berkeley looks to put a new policy in place when it comes to speakers on campus. plus: laying down the law after several violent protests over conservative pundits. uc-berkeley looks to put a new policy in place when it comes to speakers on campus. plus -- >> for 7 years you promised the american people that you would repeal obamacare. people are hurting! inaction is not an option. >> president trump issues a warning to republican senators, this as the party pushes to craft revised healthcare insurance bill. good morning, it is thursday, july 20. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm kenny choi. let's start with traffic and weather. jaclyn is tracking our commute. good morning. happy thursday, everyone. >> yeah. >> wahoo! >> one day closer to friday. >> almost there. >> all right. but we have one more day to go. right now, we are tracking some problems. we'll begin in the south bay. this is our third car fire that we have tracked this morning for the morning commute.
this also involving a motorcycle. this is northbound 101 right near highway 87. that connector ramp there. speeds drop below the limit right around 45 miles per hour. already a tough ride in a slow area. give yourself some extra time going there. we'll keep an eye on that and let you know if any of those lanes are closed. a wind advisory for the san mateo bridge. drivers out of hayward to foster city, about 14 minutes. we are tracking some problems along 92 at el camino real debris in the lane. over at the bay bridge toll plaza "slow, stop, go"! about 20 minutes from the maze into san francisco. boy, you mentioned wind. i love me some wind. that wind came in yesterday afternoon, turned off the ac, opened all the windows, let the fresh air in. and a couple of mosquitoes, too. but nonetheless, the fresh air came in. good morning, everybody! mostly cloudy skies over the bay waters right now. looks like the flag on top of pier 9 is just waving gently in a west wind at 5. that's a
layer of clouds pushing onshore, with the sun coming up. temperatures 50s and 60s. san ramon winds at 14, 20 in fairfield. today we are going to see the clouds along the coast and into the bay. 60s, 70s, 80s to 90s. your full forecast is coming up. the destructive protests are still fresh in the minds of many uc-berkeley students. they erupted at a controversial conservative speaker was set to speak on campus last february. now the university is planning to roll out a new policy for inviting speakers to campus. kpix 5's anne makovec is live at berkeley to explain. >> reporter: and university staff says they are just trying to be practical, riding a line between "free speech" and security. but people trying to schedule speakers at uc-berkeley may be facing some new hoops they will have to jump through. and the first battle is going to be centered around this man,
former breitbart news editor currently of the daily wire, ben shapiro. he is featured in a poster saying can ben shapiro do what other conservatives could not and speak at berkeley? find out on september 14. the university hasn't found a proper venue for his speech, they say so far. >> student reaction is mixed. >> this is nothing to be able to test this one spot to make safe. it's a colonialist action to say every space must be acceptable for us and our bigoted ideas. >> i don't care with his intentions. i care that he has the right to talk and to express himself. >> reporter: you may remember the demonstrations earlier this year as conservative speakers like milo yiannopoulos and ann coulter had announced plans to speak on campus including this protest that turned into a riot. they never spoke. both were planned by college republicans. if the university's draft plan stands, groups will be asked to
request space at least 8 weeks prior to major events. they must submit publicity materials to an adviser at least five weeks before the event. and if university police think they will need extra security, the hosting organization will have to meet with them at least six weeks before the event. now, the college republicans are suing uc-berkeley over that ann coulter cancellation. again, uc-berkeley maintains that it is committed to working with them to find a venue eventually for shapiro. live at uc-berkeley, anne makevoc, kpix 5. a berkeley middle school teacher has been arrested for her role in a confrontation between neo-nazis and counter- protestors at the capital last june. yvonne was arrested on tuesday night on charges of assault, participating in a riot and inciting a riot. she is a member of the activist group, by any means necessary. after the riot, there were calls to berkeley's martin luther king middle school for
her to be fired. felarca is one of four people arrested due in court tomorrow. a fire near yosemite national park is out of control. katie nielsen is here in the studio with the latest on the firefighting efforts. >> reporter: the detwiler fire has destroyed 29 buildings and fire officials estimate they only have it 7% contained. strong winds are still fanning the flames of the fire, burning about 35 miles west of yosemite. the fire grew to 75 square miles yesterday despite efforts to battle the blaze from the air and the ground. thousands of people are still evacuated as more than 3,000 firefighters tried to protect the buildings in the path of the massive blaze. >> we're not really sure what's going on. i just filled up my car, um, going back home here to check on the animals, the woman, and make sure that we're going to be okay and we have an access to get out of here if something happens. >> reporter: firefighters say the wet winter and hot, dry summer led to an overgrowth of dry brush, which is creating
fire conditions they haven't seen in almost a decade. some people were evacuated because the fire damaged their water and power lines. winds are pushing the playing south away from yosemite. all day there will be heat and winds. roberta has more on that. you just mentioned that southerly wind. we'll talk about the impact it's having on the surrounding area, katie. thank you very much. so let's get to it. right now, we do indicate timid with the detwiler fire, we are seeing a impact with the very hot, dry conditions in the forecast today of 94 degrees. and with those surface winds pushing the smoke towards mariposa, we now have the san joaquin valley air pollution control district issuing an air quality alert. that's for stanislaus, merced madera, fresno, kings and the valley portion of kern countying. all this poor air quality is lifting into nevada and idaho. we'll continue to monitor the detwiler fire and the air
quality. michelle, that's coming up later in the newscast. a massive fire that tore through lafayette's commerce building may have been caused by a lit cigarette. nine businesses were destroyed last week including a restaurant. the contra costa fire protection district tells the east bay times that fire investigators determined the blaze began in the restaurant. the total damage is $1.1 million. a new report shows how many americans would lose health insurance if obamacare was repealed and replaced later. 32million people would be uninsured over the next decade, 17 million of those in the next year. average premiums might increase by 25%. this comes as president trump called on senate republicans to keep their promise to repeal and replace obamacare. he is pushing them to come up with a replacement plan. he doesn't want any of them leaving for recess until they
pass new healthcare reforms. >> inaction is not an option. and frankly, i don't think we should leave town unless we have a health insurance plan, unless we can give our people great healthcare, because we're close. >> the white house calls the nonpartisan congressional budget office mythology because it does not take into account the president's full plan which includes an obamacare replacement. in response to the cbo report, senator harris took to twitter saying: donald trump junior - will testify before senate investigators next wednesday. he'll appear before the senate judiciary committee, along with president trump told his son donald trump, jr. will testify before the senate intelligence committee next wednesday along with president trump's former campaign chairman paul manafort. they both held a controversial meeting with a russian lawyer, natalia veselnitskaya in june last year. emails showed trump, jr. and manafort were promised damaging
information about hillary clinton. president trump's son-in-law jared kushner also attended the meeting. he will have a separate testimony before the senate intelligence committee behind closed doors on monday. later today, california's attorney general will take action against a proposed expansion in the east bay. >> if the sale is approved he is worried it could mean higher gas prices for us. kpix 5's jessica flores is live outside the valero refinery in benicia with the details. jessica. >> reporter: good morning, kenny and michelle. valero already has a big presence in benicia. but they want to make it bigger across the east bay to martinez and richmond buying up petroleum terminals in those cities. but the attorney general says not so fast! he wants to block the move. his office filed an antitrust lawsuit saying if the sale is approved, all petroleum terminals in northern california would be controlled by refineries. and the ag says that raises concerns about competition and could lead to higher gas prices. but valero says it doesn't compete with plains all
american pipeline, the company that owns the terminals, and according to a legal news site, the judge in the case already turned down the attorney general's request for a temporary restraining order that would block the sale. in a joint statement, the ceos of both companies said, as the ftc and california attorney general know, valero plans to meaningfully expand capacity at both the martinez and richmond terminals which will benefit customers as well as california consumers." now, at 11 a.m. this morning, in san francisco, attorney general javier becerra will have a press conference and there he will announce his next step in this legal battle n benicia, i'm jessica flores, kpix 5. time now 6:10. months after a boy fell off a dublin waterslide, precautions are in place. next how long the two high speed slides are off limits. >> "slow, stop, go" along the san mateo bridge and through san jose. we'll show you why coming up. >> plus, the warriors release a
is still closed. hen it in our bay area watch, nearly 2 months after a boy fell from a waterslide in dublin, it is still closed. the video went viral when it happened in may. the 10-year-old fell off the emerald plunge slide at the wave waterpark. the city closed it so officials could look into the slide from the federal government. they are still working with the manufacturer to figure out how to test it. the fire district of contra costa is underfunded. it's so bat that a knightsen state -- so bad that a
knightsen station closed this month. now a grassroots group is going to post a sign between livermore and brentwood warning them that the east contra costa fire department is not receiving enough revenue to provide adequate services. so far, the group has checked $1,000. more than half the cost of the signs. officials with smart could learn next week about the federal approvals necessary to start regular commute service. a senior staffer with smart says he spoke with federal railroad administration officials about their review of the rail. and no red flags were raised about the 43-mile route. the regular commute schedule would include 34 trips every weekday and 10 weekend runs meeting the golden gate ferry in larkspur. let's check traffic with jaclyn. how are the roads looking out there? >> you're going to want to take mass transit today. we are seeing a lot of delays. i love mass transit. you guys? >> of course. >> bart it up. >> of course.
>> right now a problem, this is along highway 92 in the westbound direction. heading from hayward to foster city, you may see slowdowns. here's a look at the san mateo bridge out of hayward westbound side on the right side of your screen there. about 17 minutes. it may turn yellow because the motorcycle crash blocking a lane westbound 92 near el camino real and it does have one lane blocked. speeds drop just below 25 miles per hour. "slow, stop, go" if you are trying to head through san mateo. that earlier accident in san jose looks like now it's cleared but 101 still residual slowdowns likely to stick out for much of the morning commute. 880 looking fantastic through oakland no delays in either direction between the maze and 238. let's check in with roberta now on the forecast. jaclyn, we are overcast with a deep marine layer this morning. it is pushing onshore. you're looking at the bay this morning where we have a small craft advisory in place for
this afternoon, layers of clouds just loving this view from sutro tower. the fog and low clouds this morning, a compressed deck roughly between about 3 and 900 feet causing delays at sfo right now on some arriving flights. temperatures are in the 50s to 60 degrees. were you the recipient of the robust wind in the late afternoon yesterday? i was in pleasanton and i was home in pleasanton and opened the windows and turned off the ac. winds later today 10 to 20 so you'll be able to open the windows inland again later today. fairfield the wind now at 20. variable winds throughout the day. morning clouds have pushed farther inland today. same again tomorrow keeping our temperatures very close to average for mid-july. and slightly warmer conditions this weekend away from the bay waters. there you have the clouds stacked up next to the coast. in fact, we're tracking this
with our futurecast. it clearly illustrates that our wind particle map continues to keep us with that zonal flow. with the zonal flow, we have the stagnant temperatures. once we see a wind shift is when the temperatures go up or down. you will see by tomorrow morning we continue to see the fog intrude and invade our inland areas. and while we have more of a variable wind, the winds are out of the south around the mariposa area. this is carrying smoke into nevada and idaho. we have an air pollution alert in effect for the greater lake tahoe area through yosemite into sacramento and fresno with the smoke. 6:03 your sunrise this morning. today the 60s to low 90s towards the delta. again the wind up to 20 today and tomorrow. we bump up the temperatures on saturday with a strengthening ridge of high pressure. make it a great day. this summer dozens of kids are learning with the help of four-legged friends. that's why camp arf is this week's "cool camp." >> reporter: there's a lot of barking at camp arf in walnut
creek. whether it's playing like a dog or playing with a dog , these campers get a fun-filled and educational week when they sign up. >> camp arf is just incredibly fun because it's so interactive. it's instructed role play, arts and crafts, engaging with the animal. >> reporter: the animal rescue foundation was founded by then oakland a's manager tony la russa when a stray cat ran on the field during a game. >> the core of our mission is rescue and adoption. but then our dual mission is connecting people with animals. >> reporter: there are different focuses for different ages. the vet camp gives an up-close look at veterinary science. >> we are learning how animals' bones work and how their bodies work and all the systems. >> reporter: the younger campers use arts and crafts to learn about their favorite pets. and the kind kids camp teaches respect for animals. >> every summer, about 500 campers come to camp arf and learn everything there is to
know about dogs and cats. but most of them will tell you their favorite part is interacting with the rescue animals like london here. >> i love how they're, like, so excited to see all of us in, like, a room and i just love when they get, like, so excited and i feel like i'm just --i'm making their day. >> reporter: tara has been a camper here for years and now is also a camp counselor. >> i got to see my first surgery, which was really exciting, and, um, we did a lot of activities talking about veterinary medicine. >> what's cool about your summer camp? email your nomination to us at coolcamps @kpix.com, and we may feature your camp on the thursday morning show. i'm dennis o'donnell. get ready for an old familiar face at at&t park. in fact, if you got one of
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the warriors are looking for a long-term commitme good morning. pablo sandoval was released by the boston red sox. yesterday bruce bochy was asked if the general manager was interested in bringing him back. >> i think bobby has looked into it. i don't know if he is going to go anywhere. he did a lot here. you know, we'll never forget that. and, you know, sometimes, it makes sense, especially when you are looking at it financially, it doesn't cost you a lot. >> bochy was on to something because report later surfaced that panda had agreed to a minor league contract with the giants. sandoval signed a five-year deal worth $95 million with
boston. he didn't even last three seasons there. sandoval has denied the reports saying he has offers from other teams and will make a decision on friday. the fish weren't biting at at&t. the bats were. buster posey called on to pinch him in the bottom of the 8th. giants down a run. buster gives them the win. they take two out of three from the tribe. check out the throne bochy got to sit in his postgame press conference for "game of thrones" today. sonny gray won for the a's yesterday in what might have been his final start with the baseball trade deadline coming up. we'll have the latest on that and, of course, oj coming up tonight at 6:00. i'm dennis o'donnell. have a great day. dubs fans. the team is revealing the season-ticket sales st the warriors are looking for a long-term commitment from the fans. the team is reviewing the season ticket sales structure plans that it used to use at
the chase center arena in mission bay. the new arena is scheduled to open in two years. the membership program will require season ticketholders to pay a one-time fee to enable you to buy your seats for 30 years. a showdown over free speech at uc-berkeley, how the fear of protests could be leading to new rules on planning speakers. >> and senator john mccain diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer. the words from president trump.
shot a man pushing a baby in a stroller. >> after several high-profile protests, uc-berkeley plans to roll out a draft policy for invie advicing speakers. >> usually what they want to hear is i'm sorry. >> it's oj simpson's best chance at freedom. a live report on the case he will have to make in order to get out of prison. but first, a massive fear near yosemite national park is forcing thousands from their homes. good morning, it is thursday, july 20. i'm kenny choi. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:30. katie nielsen has the latest on the firefighting efforts. >> reporter: good morning. strong winds are pushing the 75- square-mile detwiler fire south away from yosemite and it continues to grow. it's been burning 35 miles west of yosemite and firefighters estimate it's only 7% contained. the fire has been raging for four days and destroyed 29 buildings. there are more than 3,000
firefighters from across the state battling the flames from the ground and the air. thousands of others are in the path of the blaze causing people to flee without being able to pack up their belongings. >> when you're told you got five minutes, nothing matters but your animals and yourself. >> reporter: thousands were evacuated due to fire danger, but others had to leave because the blaze destroyed water and power lines. firefighters will be dealing with hot temperatures and high winds again today. their main priorities will be trying to get the blaze contained and also save as many homes and businesses as possible. michelle, back to you. the search in tomales bay for a missing boater has been called off. 70-year-old charles friend one of the owners of the tomales bay oyster company, went missing tuesday after heading out on a short boat trip. the search lasted more than 24 hours and covered more than 5 miles of shoreline. rescue crews did recover his boat but there was no body on
board. time now, 6:31. let's take a live look outside this morning. wow, a tale two of pictures on the left the sutro tower camera, look at the fog on the left and golden gate bridge no fog. go figure. >> go figure. >> what's happening out there, roberta? >> you figure! >> no, i want to you figure. you're the weather forecaster. >> no. you know, i was, um, talking about this with our news director dan rosenheim a couple of days ago about how difficult it is to forecast the fog. people will email me or tweet me on facebook me and say, exactly what time is that fog going to clear along the coast? if we could forecast that, well, i'd be genius. [ laughter ] >> but -- >> "karl the fog" is not that predictable. >> it's very difficult to forecast the fog. at this particular time it's a shallow deck of low clouds and fog that continues to rush onshore. and it's a pretty ragged ridge of high pressure that continues to try to build in at the same time. that's why we have the sunshine and the clear skies in san jose. and that's why we do have the fog at the coast. it's typical for this time of the year. 52 santa rosa.
60 in oakland. winds have been very robust, san ramon at 14. 16 concord. 20 fairfield. winds will be variable during the day today, 10 to 20 miles per hour. we will stay socked in, in pacifica, 64. we have the clearing in san francisco. gray in oakland at this hour. going to take a while to see some sunshine in embassy, richmond and in oakland. 70s, 80s, and 90s away from the bay. the full forecast is coming up at 48 after the hour. we have been tracking that motorcycle crash in san mateo. and we are just learning that all lanes have been reopened along westbound 92. this is right at el camino real and you can see we're still seeing some delays as residual delays, a bit of a backup but it looks like things should start to clear up and go back into the green. 101 always a slow ride as you make your way through burlingame and san mateo in both directions. but no reports of accidents or
stalls along that stretch. we'll take it north into 101 by sfo near 380. you can see traffic doing just fine in both directions. no major problems to tell you about heading into san francisco. hat's a check of your traffic; over to you. uc-berkeley officials are planning to roll out a new policy for inviting speakers. it comes after these protests happened on campus in february before conservative speaker milo yiannopoulos was set to speak on campus. kpix 5's anne makovec has more details on the new draft policy and she joins us live from uc- berkeley. anne. >> reporter: yeah. that protest did get dicey. but this is uc-berkeley a place many find synonymous with the "free speech" movement. so now staffers say they are trying to ride the fine line between free speech and security. take another look at those riots from this year. you may remember conservative speakers former breitbart editor mlio yiannopoulos and ann coulter both announced plans to speak on campus. then this protest over
yiannopoulos got out of control and forced the university to cancel that event. coulter's event never happened. now another battle it brewing. >> white privilege is a way to silence anybody who is not of color. >> american women don't need hillary clinton to shatter a glass ceiling that doesn't exist. >> reporter: his name is ben shapiro. a conservative commentator and on september 14, the college republicans want him to speak in berkeley. the flyer they put outlooks like an ad for a boxing match. ben shapiro versus berkeley. berkeley says it hasn't found a proper venue for his speech. going forward there may be new rules for groups. they will be asked to request space at least 8 weeks prior to major events, submit publicity materials five weeks before the event and if police think they will need extra security, the hosting organization will have to meet with school security six weeks before the event. that policy set to take effect
in january. but first there would be a period of public comment and there is no shortage of that in uc-berkeley. anne makovec, kpix 5. president donald trump said he would never have appointed jeff sessions as attorney general had he known jeff sessions would recuse himself from overseeing the russia investigation. that's part of an interview the president gave to the new york times. he also had a warning for special counsel robert mueller who is leading an investigation into whether the trump campaign worked with russia to interfere in the 2016 election. trump said, mueller has a conflict of interest in the investigation because he interviewed for the job of fbi director the day before he was named special counsel. arizona senator john mccain has brain cancer. doctors with the mayo clinic discovered the tumor after removing a blood clot above his left eye last week. his family says that he is in good spirits and is reviewing
treatment options including chemotherapy and radiation. as his colleagues learn about it, one of his friends says he will return to dc. >> i do know this. this disease has never had a more worthy opponent. >> and there has been outpouring of support throughout washington and the country for mccain. president trump offering his family's prayers and saying he was always a fighter. former president barack obama said: f years in ity as a pow in north vietnam. today, "o-j- simpson" is pushing r spending e >> mccain is no stranger to battle having spent 5 1/2 years as a p.o.w. in vietnam. today oj simpson is pushing to leave a nevada prison early after spending 8 years behind bars for armed robbery. reporter chris martinez is live in carson city with more on his parole hearing. chris. >> reporter: michelle, by nearly all accounts, it is expected that this could be a
very good day for oj simpson. if in fact he gets his way this afternoon, he could be out of prison in less than three months. oj simpson will appear at his parole hearing in carson city through video conferencing from prison in lovelock. the nfl hall of famer has served nearly 9 years for the armed robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers in a las vegas hotel room. today, he will personally appeal for his release. >> usually what they want to hear is, i'm sorry. >> reporter: legal analyst has covered him since he was charged and acquitted of the 1994 double murder of his ex- wife and her friend. >> if it doesn't fit, you must acquit. >> reporter: that murder trial can't be considered by the parole board in this case. they will instead evaluate simpson's behavior in prison, his age and whether he could be a risk to the public. the board is expected to hear from people supporting simpson's release including one of his robbery victims, but
experts say board members have likely already made up their minds. in 2013, the same board granted him parole on some of the charges, but he still needed to serve four more years to reach his minimum time behind bars. >> how surprised would you be if he was not grand parole? >> if he is not granted parole, i think there's going to be a lot of scrutiny on this parole board and they are going to say you treated him wrong and unfairly because he was oj. >> reporter: if parole is granted today, simpson could be released in early october. simpson's friends say he has been a model inmate during his time in prison and they will no doubt talk about that today and tell the board -- give the board some examples of what he has done and how he has spent his time behind bars. typically with these types of hearings you don't get a decision unless a day or two after but the parole board here in carson city says they will make a determination about oj's parole at some point today.
michelle, back to you. >> so we'll find out for sure later. what would be the next steps after simpson -- if he is released? >> reporter: well, in terms of what he might do, we could find that out today when he speaks to the board. they will likely want to ask him about what his plans would be, where he would want to go where he might live, if they were to allow him to leave prison. as far as what might actually happen, that remains to be seen because keep in mine, he is going to be on probation with a probation officer he has to check in with. so it's going to be somewhat out of his hands as to where he can go and what he can do if he is paroled. chris martinez, kpix 5. right now, police in hayward are searching for the gunman who killed a father while he was pushing his newborn son in a stroller. the shots rang out around 3 p.m. yesterday near willow and meekland. moments later, witnesses reported hearing a squeal of
tires as the suspect got away. the baby was not hurt. a friend of the 30-year-old father tells us that he was recently released from jail and was trying to turn his life around. authorities are using drones and 3d imaging to map the scene. they are investigating whether the shooting was targeted. it is 6:41. a cal rugby player who was seriously hurt during a game guess an unexpected visitor during his stay at a colorado hospital. >> plus, preparing for the green rush. what california is doing to make sure it doesn't run out of legalized pot. >> and the marketed just opened up 10 minutes ago. the dow is down about 18 points. coming up we'll get an update from kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks.
charlie rose joins us now from new york. good morning. time now for a look at what's coming up later on "cbs this morning." charlie rose joins us now from new york. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, michelle. ahead, we'll look at treatment options for senator john mccain. brain cancer with doctors jon lapook and daviding aers. also rikki klieman on the parole hearing for oj simpson plus attorney carl douglas from simpson's 1995 murder trial. and this, jetblue refuses to apologize to a family removed from a flight after an onboard confrontation. how airlines are now pushing back rather than backing down in the face of customer complaints. plus the eye-opener your world in 90 seconds. see you at 7:00. >> thank you. later today the state's attorney general is going against valero's expansion plans. >> he says that if approved it could mean higher gas prices. jessica flores is live in
benicia to tell us about the plans for today. >> reporter: good morning. valero has a huge presence here in benicia. but they want to expand to martinez and richmond buying up petroleum terminals in those cities. now, attorney general xavier becerra says not so fast. he wants to block that. [ pause ] [ signal breakup ] >> reporter: petroleum terminals in northern california would be controlled by refineries. ag becerra says that raises concerns about competition and could lead to higher gas prices. now, valero says it does not compete with plains all american pipeline the company that owns the terminal and according to an online site the judge in the case already turned down the ag's request for a temporary restraining order that would block the sale. in a joint statement, the ceos of both companies said. as they
>> reporter: now, later today at 11 a.m. in san francisco, attorney general becerra will address the press and make his announcement as to what his next move is in this legal battle. live in benicia, i'm jessica flores, kpix 5. california's recreational marijuana law takes effect in january of next year. now an effort is under way to make sure farmers, testers and distributors receive sufficient licenses beforehand. state senator mike mcguire from the north bay estimates there may be as many as 20,000 marijuana growers who will want licenses. he is urging consumers to be patient. it's still illegal under federal law so another challenge will be collecting taxes from cultivation. a new state department of tax and fee administration was created earlier this month, but it is still in the process of
organizing. the announcement of a major partnership could breathe new life into sears and fewer americans are filing for unemployment. kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks has the details. >> reporter: good morning h some rare good news for investors when it comes to sears. the company says that its kenmore smart appliances and entire appliance line with kenmore will now be available for sale on amazon. the first time sears has sold its kenmore line in such a broad distributeship as it has with amazon so sears is up by 15%. job market continues to look strong. the labor department reports that initial jobless claims fell by 15,000 to 233,000. that is a more than 4 month low. stock market off to a flat start after the records that were set for the major averages yesterday. let's go to the big board see how we're doing so far.
the dow is a little lower down nine points, the nasdaq and s&p each up by one point. back to you. >> thank you, jason brooks from kcbs radio. 6:49. let's check traffic. it's a good day to take mass transit? >> it's a great day to take mass transit but this weekend, you can't use some portions of mass transit at least in the subways of muni. this is all due to new light rail train testing they will be conducting and that's going to be going on for the next month. it starts july 22 runs through august 20. weeknights, the subways will be closed between west portal and montgomery and they will have a bus bridge in place between embarcadero and young circle and starts at 9 p.m. it will re-open the next weekday morning. weekends will be closed all weekend all day all night that's between west portal and montgomery. and again, they will have a bus bridge between embarcadero and st. francis as well as
embarcadero and church. so keep it in mind if you plan to use mass transit. let's take you to our maps where we are tracking no delays for bart. but you can see that we have about a 20-minute delay for capitol corridor. other than that your ride a little slow if you are going through walnut creek. hat's a check of your traffic; over to you. we are following breaking news now in san francisco's bayview neighborhood where a garbage truck collided with a light rail train this morning. it happened at 3rd and williams around 5:30. there are no injuries reported. the train runs on the kt lines service, should return to normal shortly. all right. let's get a check on weather. >> hey there, michelle. we have gray this morning looking out over the bay waters. you can see a little rip currents action on the bay waters but no small craft advisory in place there outside the gate 10 to 20 nautical miles. we have that small craft advisory. delays sfo one hour one minute departing to chicago due to
thunderstorms. otherwise, with overcast skies, temperatures are in the 50s to 60 degrees. the winds have been breezy now dialing back along the immediate seashore but inland 14 san ramon, 16 concord through walnut creek, 20 in fairfield. nine in antioch. variable winds today 10 to 20 miles per hour. so we have the morning clouds rushing onshore pushing farther inland today and tomorrow. and then that will keep the temperatures close to mid-july averages, clouds at the seashore this morning also into the bay. weave a zonal flow low to the snort -- we have a zonal flow low to the north, high to the south, we're smack in between. that keeps clouds close to the san mateo coast throughout the day into tomorrow morning. then the clouds begin to retreat, high pressure shifts our winds around, and we have warmer conditions. but with the winds, we have the upper-level winds flowing smoke into nevada and iowa. poor air quality in the greater
lake tahoe area, yosemite, sacramento, stockton into fresno, due to the fire that continues to burn outside of yosemite into the mariposa area. our temperatures today 60s, 70s 80s and 90s. take your pick. hottest temperatures will be towards the delta, also in lake county to the north. 75 pleasant degrees in mountain view, variable winds again during the day. the hottest temperature this weekend will peak at 97 degrees, and that will be on saturday. big doings, love me some kevin klein from live 105. he is throwing a party in san jose today to honor bay area native joey chestnut, who ate 72 hot dogs on the 4th of july in ten minutes! so 79 degrees in san jose for that party 3 to 5 p.m. later today. gang? >> you it. a cal rugby player who is recovering from a spinal injury got a surprise visitor in the hospital. bill murray dropped in on robert paylor, who is doing rehab in colorado. he was transferred there last month after he was paralyzed during a varsity cup championship game.
murray was in denver for a college reunion party, and he decided to visit some patients at the hospital. cool. time now 6:53. under investigation, what firefighters say could have started last week's massive fire at lafayette's chamber of commerce building. >> reporter: the proposal for new rules governing big speeches at uc-berkeley. and a new debate over what constitutes free speech. the details next. >> closed captioning for this newscast is sponsored by "living spaces." plan
materials to an adviser at least five weeks before the event. if university police think they'll need extra security, the hosting organization will have to meet with them at least six weeks before the event. it's 6--- time i'm anne makovec live at uc- berkeley where the campus is thinking about setting new rules when it comes to planning high-profile speakers here at uc-berkeley. you may remember the
demonstrations earlier this year when conservative speakers like milo yiannopoulos and coulter had announced plans to make appearances on campus including this one that got out of control forcing yiannopoulos to cancel his event. coulter's eventer in materialized. both were planned by the group, college republicans. if the university's new draft plan stands, according to the "mercury news," groups will be asked to request space at least 8 weeks prior to major events. they must submit publicity materials at least five weeks before and if university police think they will need extra security, the hosting organization would have to meet with them before the event. now, some are saying that this is a hit on free speech and the next conservative speaker showdown already in the works college republicans have asked the university to schedule a former breitbart news editor-at- large, ben shapiro, tentatively set for september 14. so far the university said it hasn't been able to find a venue for the speech. the new rules would go into effect on january 1. but not before a public comment period. live at uc-berkeley, anne makevoc, kpix 5.
time now 6:58. time for your "final 5. a massive fire near yosemite is forcing thousands of people from their homes. strong winds are pushing the 75- square-mile detwiler fire south away from yosemite and it continues to grow. it's only 7% contained. president trump says he would never have appointed jeff sessions as attorney general had he known that sessions would recuse himself from overseeing the russia investigation. that statement is part of an interview the president gave to the "new york times." senator john mccain has brain cancer. doctors with the mayo clinic discovered a tumor after removing a blood clot above the senator's left eye last week. oj simpson goes before a parole board today to ask for freedom. the nfl hall of famer served more than eight years in a nevada prison for an armed bby conviction. if parole is granted, simpson could be a free man in october. a massive fire that tore through lafayette's chamber of commerce building may have been started because of a lit
cigarette. the three-alarm fire destroyed a total of 9 businesses last week. seeing a lot of brake lights along the eastshore freeway. if you are making your way towards the bay bridge, it's about a 30-minute ride from the carquinez bridge to the maze and another 20 heading into san francisco. and we are tracking delays on muni due to an accident involved with a muni train and another vehicle that's affecting the t-3rd line, that's 3rd street and williams. totally socked in at the bay this hour. look at all the different layers of clouds but then check this out. golden gate bridge clearing skies there. temperatures 50s and 60s. later today cooler than yesterday, refreshing near normal 60s through the 90s. couple of degrees warmer for your friday. we'll peak with 97 on saturday. >> on this date 48 years ago we put a man on the moon. happy national moon day. ♪[ music ] >> thanks for watching, everyone. have a great day. ♪[ music ] linda macdonald, captioner vitac corporation
good morning to our viewers in the west. it is thursday, july 20th, 2017. welcome to "cbs this morning." senator john mccain said i'll be back after learning he has an aggressive form of brain cancer. our dr. jon lapook and cancer expert dr. david agus look at the new battle the senator faces. president trump unloads on his attorney general. he says if he'd known jeff sessions would remove himself from the russian investigation he never would have given him the job. o.j. simpson asks the nevada parole board today to release him from prison. we'll talk with a lawyer who defended simpson when he was acquitted of murder. plus, a confrontation on a jetblue flight hoes thous