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i'm terry mcsweeney live at facebook.com in palo alto where tens of millions of users may have had their personal information compromised and sold. the story coming up in a live report. >> there is still -- i'm in awe that he cares enough to wanna speak out again. >> this morning former president bill clinton energizes the become base in san jose urging them to get out the vote during a big rally for jerry brown and gavin newsom. >> here's a live look at downtown san francisco with left over clouds hanging around, the good news. morning commute will be dry. warmer weather on the way before
more rain is possible this coming weekend. i'll have an update. >> 5:00 at the bay bridge toll plaza. carpooling starting to open with the lower prices. no delays, no accidents right now around the bay area to slow you down. >> and the two u.c. berkeley graduates in prison in iran entered day 444 of captivity as they're put on trial for spying. it is 5:01. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. >> facebook.com users listen up. your personal information may be out there if you play the most popular games on the social network site. terry mcsweeney is live with the latest. >> this story coming out of the "wall street journal," and it says that many of facebook.com's most popular applications have sent personal information to advertising and tracking companies. now, there are half a billion facebook.com users and this impacts tens of millions of
users, even those using facebook.com's strictest privacy settings. applications allows users to play games or share common interest. one of the biggest is farmville and it transfers personal information about a user's friends to outside companies. that's a zinga application. a number of applications were sending i.d. numbers to at least 25 ad and data firms. one data-gathering firm is called wrappy and links user i.d. information to its own database of internet users. the "wall street journal" did contact a spokesperson that said we didn't do it on purpose which may be scarier than doing ton purpose. all this is against facebook.com policy, against the applications policies and facebook.com says it is a challenge it is going to have to deal with.
this is not the first lawsuit dealing with personal information and privacy. facebook.com will have that story coming up in half an hour. terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> it's 5:03. former president bill clinton is always a big draw here in the bay area and last night was no exception as he campaigned in san jose state for bay area democrats. clinton is hoping his popularity will help elect gubernatorial candidate jerry brown and gavin newsom who's running for lieutenant governor. he urged the crowd to vote election day which is now just two weeks away. >> if you know anybody anywhere in america who tells you they don't think they're gonna vote, they can't are bothered to vote for jerry brown and gavin newsom, ask them what planet are you livin' on? are you really willing to compromise your future? do you understand the decisions you're gonna have to make? >> brown is behind in campaign funds and needs the support of his former rival. mr. clinton and brown faced off on the 1992 nomination for
president. their attention was highlighted in an ad by meg whitman. >> before the san jose really, mr. clinton appeared in napa at an event for congressman mike thompson. members of the tea party rallied in favor of lauren hanks outside the theater where the former president spoke. thompson known as a blue dog democratic in a district where democrats outnumber represents by 20%. hey, he's an air force veteran who says thompson is not as conservative as he says he is. >> two men involved in the stabbing and beating in the first quarter of the 49-raider game. it happened in the parking lot at candlestick park yesterday. it started with a verbal dispute and escalated when one man stabbed another in the lower part of his body. the other victim was beaten with a black eye and cuts to his face. the assailants, two got away. one was wearing a 49ers jersey.
>> supervisors are set to consider an ordinance that would ban fast food restaurants that include toys unless the meal meets nutritional conditions. the measure would allow mcdonald's and other restaurants to include toys in meals only if they have a half cup each of fruit and vegetables. the meals also have to be limited in their amount of sugar, sodium and fat that they contain. santa clara county supervisors adopted a similar law in april that ban all free fast food toys. >> the american hikers still held captive in iran reached a discouraging milestone. josh fattal and shane bauer have been held captive in iran for 444 days. that matches the number of days 52 american hostages were held at the u.s. embassy in iran before their release in 1981. the trial for espionage now looming, their moment of freedom will have to wait. meantime there is joy for a california businessman released
yesterday. abc's jim chuteo has more. >> he walked out of prison after two and a half years alone and with little fanfare. >> welcome. thank you very much. i feel very happy. his wife met him. alternating tears with smiles. but as he called his son as home in los angeles, emotions overcame him. he was arrested in may 2008 accused of giving $200 to an anti-regimen terrorist group. blamed for this deadly bombing in a mosque. iranian authorities eventually concluded he was used unwittingly. but as he was made to visit the mosque, he was sure many iranians aren't convinced. >> he's getting his freedom but you get a sense here he's going through a trial. many blame him and more broadly america for supporting a
terrorist group. >> what's happened? fears. for what? >> jim shooto, iran. >> our time now 5:07. how'd you like that rain yesterday? >> it was cool and windy and rainy. a preview of what we'll see this winter or what we hope to see this winter. need the rain. >> maybe not today. let's check with mike. >> live doppler 7 hd. you can see it's pretty quiet outside. nothing really going on. maybe fog forming in our deepest valleys, especially up in the north bay but right now a little too cloudy for that radiation fog to form. we'll go with partly cloudy conditions and temperatures in the 50s now. as far as heading through the afternoon hours, you can see our temperatures will be pretty much in the mid to upper 60s around the bay. low to mid-70s as we head inland. much warmer than yesterday and down around the monterey bay we're talking about temperatures that will also start to warm into the low to mid-60s, even
upper 60s to low 70s hollister, gilroy and morgan hill. increasing sunshine as the afternoon unfolds and those temperatures again about 10 to 15 degrees warmer than what we dealt with yesterday with all the cloud cover and the wet weather. here we're looking at warmer weather for tuesday. even more sunshine in the afternoon. we'll see increasing clouds on thursday and about a 4 degree temperature drop. more clouds and a chance of showers for friday, saturday and sunday. of course, we'll fine-tune that forecast for the weekend as we get a little closer. for now you don't need the umbrella. streets pretty dry this morning, frances. >> yeah, mike, actually looking really good for your monday morning commute. with your kicking off the day with tri-bart week. no delays including bart but i will be there at noon today at the oakland city center bart station giving away a grand $2500 prize worth of bart tickets for the year. so keep that in mind. try to join us if you can. as we go outside, what you'll
find is a good commute actually. 680 in walnut creek fine. no delays on the right-hand side as you make your way past north bay and through the san ramon valley and sunol grade. the bay bridge toll plaza still actually looking pretty light but a crash has just been reported in toll booth number 4. hopefully they'll clear that before the morning commute gets underway. eric, kristen. >> thank you very much. it's 5:09. >> still ahead on the abc 7 news, the high-speed shuttle service coming in the bay area. >> bed bug infestations and piles of trash. more pressure on newsom lords to clean up their acts. >> one corner cable giants' cablevision. in the other the fox network. millions of homeowners caught in the middle. force force
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>> welcome back. in san francisco a board of supervisors committee is set to vote on legislation that would give the health department more power to make sure apartment buildings and single-room occupancy hotels are free from urban blight. landlords who leave garbage piled up or bed bugs and mold in the premises would be fined $500 a day. currently the only recourse is take property owners to court, a time consuming process. a group opposes the measure saying they should not be held responsible for bed bugs which is a national epidemic. >> 3 million baseball fans didn't get to see the unless play the giants because of a bitter media war between cablevision and "fox news" corporation. >> the battle between cablevision and the news corporation which owns fox isn't as interesting to watch but it's shaping up to be just as intense as two bitter nfl rivals going
head to head on any given sunday. newscorps is now demanding $150 million, more than double what they used to charge to air their programming. but programmers like fox say it's only right they get a fair share of the money viewers pay every month to the cable company. >> for decades we've been paying cable changes. now they wanna be in on that. >> would-be viewers are fuming on facebook.com in between expletives we found these comments. fox, what you're doing is extortion, greedy, greasy, nasty fat-cats who need to be put down. i'd rather see fox off the air permanently rather than receive exorbitant fees for their broadcast. tiger sports fans had to leave home to see the game. fans like this. >> not paying what i'm paying in order to get the cablevision, cable services that i'm getting. >> but it's not just tv. for the first time ever this battle has gone online.
for several hours yesterday, fox blocked cablevision customers from watching its content on the website. this particular blackout affects about 3 million people in metropolitan new york and philadelphia but in less than two weeks, newscorp. is threatening to pull the broadcast station off dish network. that would affect 14 million homes across the country. >> we're seeing this spike in fees a lot more often. the local stations can't exist just on advertising. >> just this past march, cablevision was in dispute with abc. abc's signal returned several minutes into the academy awards as they finalized the deal. >> wow! that was lindsay davis reporting and cable vision says arbitration would be the fastest way to return programming to viablevision subscribers. sprint offering wireless network in the bay area in late december. it will make it easier or faster
i should say to download web participates and videos to computers with 4-g wireless. an extra $10 a month will access the 4-go network. the service is already available in the central valley. >> 5:16 now. time for a look at the weather forecast. just as you told us last week predicted, rain in yesterday. >> yeah. nice rain in some areas. other areas just a little bit. so we didn't get it shared equally but we have more chances in the forecast as we look towards the weekend. getting on that pattern it may hit on weekends for the next couple weeks. that would be halloween, too. we have to keep an eye on that. 5:16. a look at sfo. we have mid and upper level clouds. i'm not sure they'll have much effect of flights arriving at sfo but we will keep an eye on it for you at abc7news.com. let's take a look at temperatures. low to mid-50s.
not much of a change from yesterday's highs where we set record cool high temperatures. i'll get a list of those going here pretty soon. let's take a look at the temperatures around the monterey bay. everybody still around 54, even inland until you get to salinas about 55 degrees. highlights, drier, brighter and warmer this afternoon. patchy fog and cool again tonight. warmer afternoons for tuesday and wednesday. we slide right back downhill as that chance of rain moves into the forecast for the weekend. you can see the curl in the clouds. that's the low that brought us the rain yesterday. notice how it is sinking down to the south and as it does go down to the south, it will take all the moisture, all the lift and that's why we'll be drier this afternoon. what kind of effect on temperatures? 10 to 15 degrees warmer this afternoon oner 60s to low 70s in the south bay with san jose right at 70. 70 at los altos.
the peninsula we drop to 64 san mateo. upper 60s around the coast and 60 in the sunset. downtown south san francisco, sausalito mid-60s. we'll have low 60s at your north bay beaches with low to mid-70s in your inland valleys. around the east bay shore, castro valley, union city and fremont we'll make it up to 70. everybody else mid to upper 60s. partly sunny also in the east bay valleys with dublin on the cooled end at 70. 75 brentwood. 70 morgan hill, 68 hollister. you can see low to mid-60s monterey bay to even 65 salinas. bring it home for tonight. here we go with temperatures low to mid-50s in most neighborhoods. 48 half moon bay. 50 san rafael. deeper into the north bay valleys you may see patchy fog form. temperatures mid-40s from santa rosa, napa and cloverdale. seven-day forecast. we can hit 80 tomorrow and wednesday inland with low to mid-70s around the bay and low 60s at the coast. we'll start cooling with more clouds on thursday and we'll be
10 degrees cooler than today with chance of showers friday, saturday and sunday. have a great day. here's frances. how's that bay bridge? >> hi, mike. that's the area we're keeping an eye on because of an accident reported in toll booth number 4. a live shot. this lane right here heading -- that's lane number 4 heading towards the tolls. apparently it's not causing a big delay yet. hopefully it will clear that out of the way before it does calls problems. we've got light traffic pretty much everywhere else. we'll go to another live shot. san mateo bridge, everything off to a good start this morning. no trouble at all. all lanes open in both directions. westbound traffic on the right. and also quiet in the south bay with a live shot at the 280 and 17 interchange. headlights northbound 280. and, of course, you can always get the latest traffic information by going to our website anytime. abc7news.com is the police
"meg whitman has demonstrated a loose relationship with the truth" "a poor understanding of government" "pat solutions for problems whose depth and complexity clearly elude her" "she utterly lacks the qualifications to be governor" jerry brown "offers california exactly what it needs" "good ideas, strong principles, a reputation for telling the truth" and the ability to "get things done in sacramento" meg whitman's hometown newspaper and newspapers across the state have endorsed jerry brown for governor. welcome back. the pentagon says it's bracing for a huge release of a website as soon as today. the document dump may include up to a half million documents related to the iraq war. the pentagon has assigned a 120 member team to pore over the documents once they're made public. they released 70,000 afghan war
documents. an army doctor is being investigated as the person who may have provided the documents to the whistle-blower website. >> in preparation for a gasoline shortage, the rush for fuel is sparked for strikes at refineries over proposed gulf of mexico -- proposed government changes. the word at charles de gaulle airport is flights must arrive with enough fuel to fly in and fly out. >> the capsule used to bring out the 33 trapped miners in which will lay is heading to the chilean capital. it will be on the square in front of the presidential palace in sant deyaggo. they gave thanks near a mine where they were trapped 69 days underground. they were joined by family and friends. the miners seem to be recovering
physically from their ordeal but their economic future is less certain because the mine is closed indefinitely. each received about $12,000 in donations. >> still ahead, the extra precaution caltran will be taking after fixing a crack on the san mateo bridge. >> i'm terry mcsweeney live at face back in palo alto where a new report says your information maybe taken, packaged and sold without your knowledge. details in a live report. >> tone it down or keep it colorful? >> the color controversy facing community leaders in the south bay today. >> and quite a few colors on our map here. we have temperatures ranging from the mid-50s like in denver all the way to the mid-80s around miami, new orleans, dallas and phoenix. you can see the clash but not much in the way of severe weather. tracking with our flight tracker and you can too at abc7newewewew
i'm terry mcsweeney live at facebook.com at palo alto. a new report out this morning says this company has more privacy issues as in selling private information without people's knowledge. the story in a live report. >> also in the headlines, former president bill clinton comes know the bay area this weekend to rally democrats. his message: get out the vote or watch republicans return to power. and you're looking down on the bay from ballmer peak. a few clouds still hanging around. looks like more sunshine and drier air will bring us warm weather temporarily. we'll talk about a cooling trend and more rain in the forecast. >> a new crash in san francisco. north 101 at the 9th street off-ramp. it is blocking lanes. the earlier accident at bay bridge toll plaza cleared.
no delays here. >> the giants back in the bay area today after losing to the phillies last night. they'll have a chance to regain momentum against philadelphia in game three tomorrow. still bright moments. tolly rocked. 5:30. thank you for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> remember, they won the first game in philadelphia. that's important. i'm eric thomas. a heads up for facebook.com users. those apps you use on the website may have been sending information about you and your friends to advertisers and internet tracking companies. terry mcsweeney is live at facebook.com headquarters in palo alto. terry, what is facebook.com saying and doing about these allegations? >> well, facebook.com says this is a very complicated issue but it is dealing with it, and it says the issue is privacy. that's according to the "wall street journal" and privacy with some of the most popular
applications. tens of millions affected by this. some of these applications are transmitting identifies information to dozens of companies. facebook.com says they're coming up with new technology to count act all that. half a billion on facebook.com. playing games like farmville from zinga. other apps shut down by facebook.com include gift creator and chris creator. those are from low maps media of san francisco. the apps transfer merge information about a user, sometimes friends to data-gathering firms that can sell that information. not the first time we've heard these time of alg al -- allegat. facebook.com responds to that lawsuit by saying it is without merit and it's going to fight that vigorously. as far as the current problem, it says, as i mentioned, it's
got some technology it's going to use to counteract it and its people are always on top of such issues. terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> terry, thanks a lot. it's 5:32. the final two weeks before election day, democrats and republicans alike are bringing out the heavy hitters to win over voters -- bill clinton raised funds yesterday. >> he's hoping his power will helpful low democratic jerry brown and gavin newsom, candidate for lieutenant governor. he urged the crowd to vote on election day now over two weeks away. >> if you know anybody anywhere in america who tells you they don't think they're gonna vote, they can't be bothered to vote for jerry brown and gavin newsom, ask them what planet are you living on? are you really willing to compromise your future? >> republican heavy hitters have been doing the rounds as well.
john mccain campaigned in san diego. sarah palin was in orange county. for both parties it's crunch time now that undecided voters are starting to pay attention. >> they've gotten their sample ballot, absentee ballot and trying to make decisions. now is when a lot more californians are paying attention. both are doing that now, bring in the heavy hitters. >> brown could use all the help he could get, even if it is from his former rival bill clinton. the tension was highlighted in an ad by meg whitman. brown and clinton appeared to get along just fine. >> franklin roosevelt said it isn't just how you treat the most powerful but it's how society takes care of the least powerful. that's our democratic party. that's our democratic president bill clinton. >> in san jose, lillian kim, abc
7 news. >> today is the last day to register to vote for the november 2nd election. if you're already registered but have changed your name or moved since the last election, you do need to reregister and you can register in person at your county elections department or by mail. >> president obama and first lady michelle obama will also be coming to the bay area to campaign. the president will be here on thursday for a party fund-raiser followed the next day by a campaign rally in los angeles for jerry brown and senator barbara boxer. sunday mrs. obama will campaign. she'll be in southern california for a baxer fund-raiser. in ten minutes we'll look at what's at stake for the white house in the midterm elections. >> a new grocery store's bright color scheme is expected to be raised at the city council tonight in gilroy. he doesn't think the planning commission properly examined whether the bright colors of the city's new mi pueblo market fits
in with the decor. the city code requires it and the planning commission paid too much attention to the hundreds of new jobs the new store brings to the city. some residents have complained that the colors need to be toned down. >> a crack last wednesday after routine inspection discovered a 10-inch crack in a seismic support beam. crews worked sunday morning to fix the crack. engineers will inspect the beam daily for the next several days until they feel it is holding. >> the san francisco giants are coming home hoping to get back in the winning column tomorrow afternoon at at&t park. the giants lost in philadelphia last night but the giants did have a very bright spot, one. cody ross hit another homer last night, his third in the last two games. but the phillies broke the game wide open in the 7th. jimmy rawlins drove one off the wall in right. cleared the bases and made the score 6-1.
the giants come home 1-1. that's right, they split in the best in seven series for the national league championship. these a good thing. coming off two losses on the road, that's tough to come back from. >> check with mike and find out when the game comes back, how we're going to look. got the rain out of the picture in time, mike. >> at least the first couple games. we'll see what happens after that. warmer weather on the way tomorrow and into wednesday. for today real quick let's take a look back at yesterday, what happened with nearly three-tenths of an inch in sonoma. a lot of people with a trace in san jose. a lot of people think they tend to undermeasure the precipitation. that's what they received at the airport. let's talk about today. we have plenty of cloud cover this morning, even a little fog forming and temperatures pretty much in the low to mid-50s. we'll see an increase in
sunshine by noon and low to mid-60s san francisco, oakland, palo alto, upper 60s to low 70s elsewhere except for half moon bay at 57. half moon bay the cool spot at 59. low to mid-60s throughout the bay and san rafael. upper 60s to low 70s in the north bay and east bay valleys. a look at that warming trend for tuesday and wednesday. and then cooler weather with increasing clouds on thursday. then a chance of showers for friday, saturday and sunday. kind of broad-based right now. we'll tweak the forecast and give you a better timing as we get closer to the weekend. here's frances with an update. >> it's in san francisco and it is blocking a lane on the north 101, 9th street off-ramp. look out for that. elsewhere traffic looking pretty good. you see a lot of green. in fact, we'll go outside. i saw an ambulance at the bay bridge toll plaza head across the -- or toward the incline section. i guess i'm doing a little
ambulance chasing here but so far nothing blocked, nothing reported. traffic looking good westbound into san francisco. and also the san mateo bridge. everything flowing, all lanes open. that's westbound traffic on the right. as eric and kristen mentioned, repairs to the crack all fixed for now. >> frances, thank you for pointing that out. 5:30. >> an east bay family forced to run out of that their burning home. that story coming up. >> in san francisco police are called in to investigate a suspicious building fire. next the problem that slowed firefighters' battle against the blaze. >> and nine years after her death, the chandra levy murder trial finally gets underway a flight to hawaii using our points from chase sapphire. last minute... on christmas. and sitting next to us, chevy chase. and we really hit it off. we play golf, and then the luau.
>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >> a pittsburg family is safe after a call to the firefighters before 6:00. it took just a half hour to calm the flames. the fire started in a shed next to the house. there's no word yet on the cause of the fire. >> san francisco police are investigating what they're calling a suspicious two-alarm fire in the tenderloin district.
it brought out in the an apartment building in the 500 block of leavenworth street near gearry. it started in the apartment and spread to the floor above as well as into the walls. took firefighters about an hour to get the blaze under control. crews were hampered by tenants who didn't leave the building when the alarm sounded. >> that gave us a much more difficult time of getting these tenants out because of the heavy smoke that was coming up the stairwell and we had to bring people down the fire escapes, down the fire escape ladders and down the stairwell. >> paramedics treated one at the scene for smoke inhalation. the red cross is providing temporary shelter for about two dozen residents. >> jury selection begins this morning in the chandra levy murder case. she's the capitol hill intern who went missing in washington d.c. nine years ago. her appearance ended the career of congressman gary condit of modesto after reports surfaced he and levy had a romantic relationship.
last year they charged an illegal immigrant from el salvador with her murder. they lost key evidence in the crime because they were so focussed on condit. >> it's 5:43 now. botox for the bottom line. the bloomberg business report is coming up. >> the american heart association releases new cpr guidelines officially. the simple steps that could one day save a life. >> teaming up how the president and first lady are taking on the campaign trails together. i'm emily schmidt in washington. that story coming up. >> and a jewel of san francisco's entertainment scene reopens in opulent style.
i'm jerry mcnerney, and i approved this message. he worked his whole life, served his country defending our freedoms, and depends on social security. so, who would want to privatize it? corporate lawyer david harmer. harmer's social security privatization plan would cut guaranteed benefits and gamble with social security on wall street. while we worry, harmer's wall street friends would make billions in profits from privatization. david harmer. a social security privatization plan we can't afford.
you know it's bad when the press asks if you'd take a lie detector test. meg whitman didn't tell the truth about not voting or about how long she lived in california. she got caught in insider deals at goldman sachs. she changed her story about physically abusing an employee. she campaigned as tough as nails on immigration knowing her housekeeper of 9 years was undocumented. her tv ads have been condemned as false and misleading. and even her hometown newspaper said meg whitman has demonstrated "a loose relationship with the truth" welcome back. time for your california forecast as we come up on 5:47
this monday. cool along the coast. 51 eureka and 56 big sur. we have scattered showers around san diego and l.a. with mid to upper 60s there. even a thunderstorm possible palm springs and 79. scattered showersyosemite at 70. should be increasing sunshine tahoe, 65. sacramento 74 and 84 chico the warm spot. >> 5:47. >> a look at the stories we're following this morning. "wall street journal" has uncovered privacy lapses in applications used by millions of facebook.com users. the paper says apps like the popular farmville game send the users names and friends to third parties who can use those users -- find out their online whereabouts. >> the san francisco giants back from philadelphia after losing game two in their championship series against the phillies last night, 6-1. the series is tied one game apiece. the giants will host the next
three games starting tomorrow afternoon. >> former president bill clinton campaigned for fellow democrats jerry brown and gavin newsom. brown is running against republican meg whitman for governor. newsom is running for lieutenant governor. the latest on these stories at 6:00. >> the president and mrs. obama are campaigning together for the first time since the presidential election. the latest example of republican parties bringing out their big guns in fight for control of congress. emily reports from washington. >> with control of congress up for grabs in washington, the political push is well outside the beltway. >> hello! >> first lady michelle obama made her first campaign appearance with the president since 2008. polls show she is more popular than her husband. he's working to convince voters
to stick with democrats through tough economic times that he says began under republican leadership. >> it is up to you to tell them we do not want what they are selling. we've been there before and we are not going back. >> in the next two weeks before the election, both obamas will campaign separately across the country including washington. >> i voted to put in place strong wall street reform to protect you. mr. rossi's going to repeal that. >> which washington are you representing? washington d.c. or washington state? >> carly fiorina harshly criticized a colleague from across the aisle. >> barbara boxer is the most bitterly partisan, most anti-defense senator in the united states senate today. >> president obama has four more rallies scheduled before election day all in states he won in 2008 where democrats face
much tighter races today. emily schmidt, abc unanimous. >> a simple text message for free stuff today, part of a promotion called tribart week. bart riders need to text in a word of the day flashed on message boards. includes chocolates, gift cards and a grand prize of $2500 in bart tickets. our frances dinglasan is taking part in the campaign kickoff event today. >> yeah. >> a big event to get new riders. >> the kickoff event is from 12:00 to 1:00 at the oakland city station. for the grand prize we're giving away today during that event. you actually need to be present to win. you have to get there by 12:25 to text the special event word of the day. we'll be wearing t-shirts.
that will let you know what the word of the day is for just this special event. also word of the days at all the bart stations every day this week. >> that is the one year's ride? >> yeah, the $2500 worth of bart tickets. >> that's only available today? >> today. and you do have to be present. they say on the website you need to be there by 12:25 to be entered for the drawing that starts at 12:30. but a little insight i have is that we're giving away a special prize. tonight at 12:15. yeah, we'll give away another prize around that time. join us for lunch. i know it's a little difficult but if you can't you can always do just the regular bart word of the day at the stations and that will go on all week. prizes like chocolate, ben and jerries, jamba juice, even southwest airline tickets. >> ohhhh! >> pretty cool.
for regular traffic let's take you to san francisco because we've got something going on north 101 at the 9th street off-ramp. a lane blocked so minor slowing towards the central freeway split. at the bay bridge toll plaza there was an earlier crash. things are starting to back up now for the cash-paying lanes beyond the end of the parking lot. but carpool lanes look good as well as fas trak lanes. in the south bay no problems at all. a live shot at the 101 and 880 interchange. also quiet on the peninsula and for north bay commuters with a live shot across the golden gate bridge. less fog today and mike is going to tell us warming is coming up. you can get the latest information by going to our website, abc7news.com. you'll find it under the bay area traffic link. now here's mike. >> thank you, frances. i hope you get to make a lot of people happy today. we're coming up on 5:53. ballmer peak this morning. a pretty much clear bay. we have fog that will form in
deeper valleys due to left over moisture from yesterday's rain. let's talk some temperatures. you can see all of us in the low to mid-50s with san rafael and los gatos at 50 degrees to 55 oakland and san jose. we have either 54 or 55 degrees for everybody around the monterey bay and even inland, gilroy and salinas. the big headlines, drier, brighter and warmer today. no need to worry about rain. that was yesterday. patchy fog and cool tonight. the warmest afternoons will be tomorrow and wednesday. let's take a look what happened while you were sleeping. area of low pressure. you can see the counterclockwise spin. that is sliding to our south. the showers, they diminish during the overnight. they will reform but as this low slides to the south they will also form to our south. today through wednesday, this high pressure will take over. it will bring us increasing sunshine and a warming trend that will culminate that trend on wednesday. for today upper 60s to low 70.
saratoga, san jose 70. under a partly sunny sky, the peninsula, mid to upper 60s. los altos we could hit 70. along the coast patchy clouds and temperatures near 60. downtown south sausalito 60s. castro valley, union city and fremont, east bay shore. those reach 70. everybody else in the mid to upper 60s. we should see more widespread low to mid-70s in the east bay valleys. as we look down to the monterey bay, we'll have low to mid-60s here. upper 60s to low 70s. most of our high temperatures yesterday were in the 50s. considerably warmer today. temperatures tonight napa, santa rosa, cloverdale, half moon bay. mid to upper 40s. here's your accu-weather seven-day forecast. we'll be about 2 to 4 degrees warmer across the board for tuesday and wednesday and then on thursday we'll start to see cooler weather and then a chance of showers and even cooler whether for friday, saturday and
sunday. hope you have a great day. here's kristen and eric. >> it's 5:54. >> a new study reveals why women are more concerned about the economy than men. >> here's jane king with the morning's "moneyscope" report. >> good morning. more female voters are concerned about the economy than men. that's according to a bloomberg poll that says women are especially concerned about retirement and cutting family budgets by changing where they shop and scaling back on expenses like cable tv. you may not to pass so much on your way for coach. a small but growing list of airlines are eliminating rows and the most expensive parts as customers look for cheaper seats. delta and american airlines could help the airlines report their biggest profits in three years when they release earnings this week. that's because they're charging more and cutting back on the number of flights. keep an eye on citigroup.
the analysts say it's has fallen doubling a year ago. medicine approving a treatment for chronic migraines. that could double annual sales. at the new york stock exchange i'm jane king with the bloomberg business report. >> it's 5:56 now. new guidelines are out today for doing cpr and they switched the steps you should take. the new advice released by the american heart association says traditional cpr starts immediately with hard, fast chest presses before giving mouth to mouth to a victim. an author says that puts the easiest step first. doctors say the old way delayed the start of the chest compressions which keeps the block circulating to the heart and the brain. >> one of san francisco's most famous entertainment venues has new life this morning. (piano music) (applause) >> prize-winning exposer marvin
hamlish reopened the venetian room last night. ella fitzgerald, nat king cole, tina turner and tony bennett all performed there. the supper club closed as an entertainment venue in 1989. now a bay area group is reopening the venetian as a room that will feature a variety of acts. it was in the venetian room that tony bennett first performed i left my heart in san francisco in 1962. the glamour is back. >> how many thousands of times has he done that song now? 5:57. just ahead on abc 7 news at 6:00, the ballot proposition that has mexico raising concerns about mexico's war on drugs. >> i'm terry mcsweeney live. a company involved in a privacy controversy this morning. controversy this morning. a controversy the company is
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