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there is slowing at the scene. more to report for the peninsula and east bay coming up. we give you a live look outside. san francisco as the sun is starting to show itself out there. turning the sky into electric blue. beautiful wednesday, april 18. "today in the bay." good morning, everybody. thank you very much for joining us. time now is 6:00. i'm jon kelley. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. new this morning, hundreds of people without power here in the bay area, pg&e said power went out for 930 customers in central oakland just after 10:00 last night. this morning, the lights are still out for about 470 customers. no word on when that power will be restored or the cause of the outage. that's right. hundreds of people and hundreds of square miles covered and still no letup in the search for sierra lamar. police divers and community
volunteers will be out again this morning. bob redell is live in the morgan hill elementary where people will gather a few hours from now. good morning, bob. >> reporter: yes, good morning to you. burnett elementary, site of the search center. they will be conducting another volunteer search. they will be starting opening this place up in about two hours from now. volunteers will be on the ground searching for the 15-year-old girl. sierra lamar who has been missing over a month now. sheriff's department will be back on the water looking for clues using their sonar. investigators restarted the search earlier in the week. they till have four more pounds to check out this morning. ones located off monterey road. then they will be off to other locations. this week the sheriff's said they developed new leads after receiving results from the county crime lab. these were analysis they have been waiting for for quite? time now. the lab has been looking at sierra's purse, clothes, cell
phone. not sure which piece of evidence these items yielded. but law enforcement also not saying this new information is as a result of fingerprints, dna or hair fiber. if you want to help in the search this morning, the volunteer search, you must be 18 years of age. bring your feet owe i.d. to prove that and be here between 8:00 and 1:00 at burnett elementary. this morning, chilling video of the so-called speed freak killers being interrogated by police. >> getting louder and louder. i told him don't kill her, man. take her back to her car. i started backing out. turned and looked at me one time. i didn't know what to do. >> that's herzog talking about
his crime spree partner during a 1998 interview with police. the two men have been linked to at least a dozen murders during a meth fueled killing rampage. herzog has since committed suicide. earlier this year he provided massive locations where he says they dumped bodies. one location alone turned up more than a thousand bone fragments. one of the officers in the so-called east bay dirty cops case will be back in court today. former san ramon police officer lewis lombardi pleaded guilty and could be sentenced to more than 60 years in federal prison. lombardi admits selling confiscated drugs and stealing jewelry, drugs and cash from crime scenes from the four years he served. new this morning, a san jose bound air traveler in trouble after taking off all of his clothes in airport security line. 49-year-old john brennan facing charges of indecent exposure and disorderly conduct after
stripping right down at a portland international airport. he said he felt screeners were harassing him. police say his actions shut down two screening lanes and passengers had to cover their children's eyes. he was released from custody late last night. in san francisco this morning, hundreds gathered to commemorate the 106th anniversary of the great san francisco earthquake and fire. already there has been a wreath laying ceremony, fire hydrant ceremony write and a fund-raiser. christie smith live in san francisco covering it all for thus morning. we have more on the commemoration. good morning. >> good morning to you. quite a crowd out here, bright and early. what's happening now is that this is the hydrant, fire hydrant that's credited with saving the mission. what happened is each year on the anniversary of the great quake, people come out here and give it a spray of gold paint. what is happening anyone that wants to right now can come on up and we just saw police chief dedicate his spray to a
relative, native san francisis . the fire burned for three days is swept through the mission. a group of volunteers and firefighters laid hose, little water coming but the hydrant worked. it saved the neighborhood. the first survivor we saw out here, winnie hook, she made the first spray. we are told she is 106 years old. so far we have seen two of the four survivors out here this morning. probably will go on for another ten minutes or so. a lot of people dedicating their spray to relatives, to lives lost in the quake and fire. from here what will happen is that the group is going to head over to lefty's for breakfast. the public is invited to come. they are asking for a little donation, though, to keep these commemoration events going. that's the latest from here. reporting live from san francisco, christie smith, "today in the bay." a painful chapter in oakland's history will be the subject of a new movie. plans under way to bring the
2009 new year's day shooting death of oscar grant on to the big screen. according to the hollywood reporter, octavia spencer who won this year's academy award for best supporting actress in "the help" is slated to play grant's mother. usc film student ryan kugler said the tragedy made an impression on his life. his father understands why he would want to make this movie. >> he fit the script. he was -- you know, same height, same size. white t-shirts and jeans and tennis shoes, dreadlocks. you know. he realized one day hey, this is happening far too often, far too often. no one talking about it. >> michael b. jordan, who is best known for role in "friday night lights" and "wire hood," they are in talks to play oscar grant. want to get a look at the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. another nice day ahead. >> nice day for outdoor plans. the warmer weather makes everything easier. you don't have to tote that coat or umbrella with you.
beautiful conditions and laid he, break out those open-toed shoe this weekend. you can wear them comfortably even at night. we have been waiting for this. 50 degrees in san francisco. 47 degrees in santa rosa. fog is a factor in the north bay. we have pretty good winds developing right now. sea breeze. keeping that fog settling right to the surface in is an plan. we are still looking good there. that means that i'm going have to bump up your numbers today in places like san francisco and oakland. holding off for now but let l let you know if that's the case. 65 degrees inland by noon. 68 degrees. that will be a really nice day today. 4:00 p.m. 68. comfortable condition. so as you head through tomorrow upper 70s return. talking about 5 to 7 degree climb. friday, even warmer. mid 80s return and saturday warmest day extended period, talking about the isolated 90s. warmest is across the bay. i will let you know which cities those are. how long we are going to be under the warm spell for. and, of course, when we get rain because that's in the forecast as well. we are going to take you through the whole roller coaster ride.
first let's check your drive with mike. >> all right. we have a couple of accidents to report. first one in the north bay. a live look out there shows you the southbound direction with the tail lights. south of san pedro. there is an accident there reportedly blocking two lanes. tow truck just arrived on the scene. debris on the scene as well. no major injuries but this is causing backup on our maps. we are seeing the slow drive as you are approaching and heading towards the san rafael bridge. speed down into the 20s now as you approach that exit. highway 35 at 92. actually just west of there. we have that accident blocking one of your lanes. only one in each direction. just plan on traffic control past the scene. we do have one injury taken from that scene. they have to move the big sub b suburban from the roadway. more to report for the east bay coming up. >> thank you very much. it is 6:08. have you until the end of the year to take advantage of free mers in san francisco on sundays. starting january 1, that freebie
will be end. you are going to have to feed those meters from noon until 6:00 p.m. the change is expected to raise nearly $2 million every year. local churches have complained saying it will cause chaos as churchgoers have to leave in the middle of service to add more time to the meter. speaking of prices going up, there is no escaping the fact that it is going to cost more to visit the rock. alcatraz cruises raising service fees to $19. that will start today. the company is the only ferry authorized transport passengers to and from the island. once you get out to the island, there is no entrance fee but visitors do have to pay for travel and tours of that very famous prison. >> people who live near caltrain tracks may be in for a rude awakening in the coming weeks. unless why you find sound in the middle of of the night the transit agency says it will be increased overnight activity as they train new engineers. neighbors near the tracks are
being charge warned they may hear engines running and horns blaring at all hours of the night. some of the training will happen from 10:00 at night to 4:00 in the morning. california's high speed rail project could be heading in the wrong track. state budget watchdog group recommending lawmakers reject the funding plan this year. there are more details on finances which needs to be sorted out. the group also is also asking to reject brown's plan to sell millions of dollars of bonds to start construction. the $68 million project linking san francisco to southern california is scheduled to be complete by 2028. it is 6:10 now. u.c. berkeley bracing itself as it will be flooded with soon-to-be college grads looking for jobs. more than 150 recruiters today expected at the just in time job fair today and tomorrow. this all kicks off at noon. lasts until 4:00.
tech engineering and digital media recruiters are all expected, including oracle and cox digital solutions and as well as samsung and shutterfly. it is official, menlo park is liking facebook's expansion plans. city council members approved an expansion deal last night to allow the social networking giant to add more buildings and thousands of additional employees to its new campus. in exchange, facebook will pay nearly $1 million in annual payments to the city. it also works with east palo alto and housing concerns. money will be set aside for local neighborhood projects. the company will also provide job training and internships to local students. >> monumental boost. 6:11. the u.s. haerm has a new scandal to deal with this morning. we will tell you about pictures just released hours ago of soldiers posing with dead afghan fighters. >> san jose has some concerns about police officers moonlighting. why the city is looking at put
new this morning, the front page of the "l.a. times," a big-time black eye for the pentagon. marla tellez following the overnight developments. what's up with this? >> reporter: certainly an embarrassment for the pentagon. "l.a. times" publishing photographs of reportedly showing u.s. troops posing with dead insurgents. the "l.a. times" is reporting one of the pictures shows members of the 82nd airborne division posing with the severed legs of a suicide bomber back in 2010. top u.s. military officials are condemning the soldier's actions calling them a dishonor to fellow service members.
officials say that a full investigation will be conducted. overseas now to brussels where top military and diplomatic official prosecutors the u.s. and nato are meeting to finalize plans to withdraw frontline troops from afghanistan next year. u.s. and afghan officials said they expect a shift to an afghan military lead in combat operations by the middle of 2013. and on a much lighter note, all the way around is a big day in london. we are now 100 day ace way until the 2012 summer olympics begin. those people there excited about it. to mark the day's milestone. england is planning the number of test events to iron out any operational problems before the flame is lit on july 27. london is the first city in the modern era to host the olympics three times. last time they played host was in 1948 and reminder, nbc bay area is your olympic station and we will bring you live coverage from the games beginning in 100 days.
laura? >> it will be upon us before we know it. 6:15. san jose wants more oversight of police officers. hundreds of officers or three-quarters of the force have taken on second jobs. city council members say they could be putting public safety in jeopardy. there are concerns about officers being sleep deprived while on duty. several of them officers being investigated over fraud charges. >> one of the cases of fraud that we found was overlaps where people were charging an employer to work on a page audit at the same time they were supposed to be at work for the city. >> the council has approved a list of reforms and will revisit the issue in six months. the police officers association says that its members need the extra work because of budget cuts and rising health care co-s. time to take you out to the ball game. madison bumgarner showing why he and giants signed that new long-term contract. he steps up and earns that money
last night. throwing six innings and giving up two runs and the giants' 4-2 victory. the giants wrap up the series with the phillies tonight. if you don't have tickets, the next best thing you have a seat in your house. check it out on nbc bay area. coverage starting at 7:00 p.m. >> springlike weather for our boys of summer. better enjoy it. summer creeping you fast. >> really quickly. it is going to get toasty around here. you will probably have to use your ac if you don't like the heat as we head into this weekend. i will show you why. in just a moment right now i want to point something out. got good news for you. the city by the bay talking with fog and for almost seven consecutive hours yesterday. this morning, we are looking much better. we don't have that thick fog and that flag. you can see it blowing in the distance. giant flag. that's the reason why. the wind. stirring up the atmosphere so we don't have the fog settling
right to the surface. temperatures mild to start. 50 degrees in san jose. you will find a little bit of fog between santa rosa and napa. up want to travel cautiously up there. looking really good in terms of visibility and san francisco ten miles or better. okay. here we go. we stopped the clock for you at noon. temperatures in the 60s. let's let this clock run for 24 hours. show you what we are expecting noon on thursday. stop that clock where your temperatures climb into the upper 60s and 71 degrees at noon tomorrow. let it continue to go into friday. here's where the orange comes in. take a look at your noon readings on friday. 80 degrees at noon in san jose. that means when our highs come in, highs come in at 3:00, 4:00, we are talking about 88 degrees possibly in san jose. that means 90s in places like gilroy, morgan hill. it is going to come on very quickly. and offshore flow is the reason why. it actually negates that marine influence, onshore flow that keeps us nice and mild here in the bay area. all that fog pushing right back out to sea as a result.
temperatures skyrocket. today 70s. tomorrow is upper 70s. tonight great conditions for that giants game. headed out to at&t park. you are not headed out there, just leave the station right where it is right now. nbc by area. you don't have to change it. 7:15 giants game right here. we will have full coverage for you. 85 degrees friday. you might be seeking shade saturday. beach weather. 85 degrees. temps tumble sunday. we are going to go from the mid 80s upp 80s and upper 80s. let's check your drive with mike. >> we will look over the roadways and as those conditions also change zra matcally throughout the morning. 18-minute drive. that's what you expect out of the altima pass, slowing into and out through the heart livermore passing by north livermore avenue and dublin interchange. 680 construction cleared without incident or slowing. look to the north bay where the action here is southbound at central san assistant relevant. sig-alert and then cleared in
the last interests in. all happened and still have the slowdown as you approach. all lanes are cleared. southbound 101 is jammed from north san pedro road all the way past lincoln. ripple back and now clearing is starting to rip until the northbound direction. back to you guy. >> thank you very much. 6:20. amazon reached a deal with the estate of ian fleming, creator of james bond to reprint every single bond book. scott mcgrew says it is a big step forward for amazon. >> reporter: it is. good morning to you. amazon wants to do more than just sell books. interest wants to own books. it wants to become publisher. sign thing ten-year deal with fleming's staetd to become the exclusive publisher of all those stories like casino ryial and dr. no. amazon will allow other bookstores to sell the paperbacks and you will be able to get them at barnes & noble but the company will make the e-book version exclusive to kindle. now we were talking about ian phlegm thing morning. i mentioned that fleming was also the author of chat chitty
chitty bang bang." it is pointed out they have something in common. gadget cars. it is not every day you see billionaire take the stand in court. or a drawing after billionaire taking the stand in court. larry ellison, founder of oracle, testifying in the fight over phones tuesday. at issue is whether google owes oracle money for using oracle's jobless software in its phone. shares of apple recovered tuesday. five straight days of decline. apple reports its profit next week and there has been uneasiness over whether the company can keep the record profits going. ebay reports after the closing bell today. a report in the "wall street journal" this morning says that facebook mark zuckerberg decided to buy instagram all on his own without consulting the board. which he can do because he owns most of the shares. >> very interesting. >> he can do whatever he wants.
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>> washington continues to deal with the fallout of the secret service prostitution scandal today. we are learning more about how authorities discovered the alleged misconduct. tracie potts has more on that live from washington this morning. >> reporter: we are now understanding that there were 20, maybe 21 women involved in this and and there are folks on the ground in colombia interviewing them. checking their background. and in hopes of ensuring that they were not involved in foreign intelligence organize connected with drug cartels or terrorists. we also now know that in addition to the 11 secret service agents, there were five soldiers, two sailors, two marines, and one airman allegedly involved in this. a couple of them with the women still in their rooms when they were found. ape within of the women complained to local police that she had not been paid. the u.s. embassy was called in and that's how this all became public. here on capitol hill, lawmakers senate judiciary committee is thinking about launching its own investigation and there are
questions about whether this happened before given so many agents being involved. secret service director mark sullivan in a letter to staff said this is embarrassing and he is promising a full investigation and he has been here on the hill and will be back later this week briefing lawmakers about what's happening. 6:26 now. we check in with christina loren to find out about a wonderful wednesday. >> yes. it is going to be nice today. temperaturewise, we will have a thin veil of clouds overhead making for filtered sunshine. 65 degrees inland at noon you just can't beat that. 68 degrees at 4:00 p.m. temperatures climb by about five to eight degrees tomorrow. we are in the mid to upper 80s come this weekend. your full forecast in a moment. we will check your drive with mike. >> still following the accident highway 92 just past highway 35. expect one-way traffic control in each direction as we have an overturned suv there. 280 and 101 would be smooth on the peninsula. look at the san mateo bridge
over the water. we have low clouds and haze but no big slowing. >> thank you, mike. 6:27. still to come on "today in the bay," a look at this morning's ceremony to mark the 106th anniversary of the 1906 earthquake. live report is coming up. >> plus divers looking for more evidence in the disappearance of cerra lamar.da ive upomtein coming up next. [ girl ] my mom always tells me:
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for the east bay and earlier sig-alert for 101, i will give you that update coming up. >> live look outside. san francisco this morning. it is wednesday, april 18. this is "today in the bay." good morning to you. thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> i'm jon kelley. community of morgan hill not giving up its effort to find sierra lamar. volunteers will gather again in just a few hours to continue their search. police drivers checking a handful of ponds. bob redell joining us live in morgan hill where searchers are encouraged by what police say may be some potential new evidence. >> reporter: good morning. another volunteer search effort is launching in about an hour here at burnett elementary. if you are interested and want to be here between 8:00 and 1:00, that's when they will be checking the i.d. to make sure
you are 18 years of age and sending you out to areas surrounding morgan hill to search for fields, other areas to see if there is any sign of sierra lamar, 15-year-old girl missing over a month now. while that is going on. the sheriff's department will be back on the water, local bodies of water, with their sonar looking for clues. investigators did restart their search of the areas of waterways earlier in the week. they tell us they still have four more ponds to check out this morning. these are ones located off monterey road. they will be off to other locations. this week the sheriff's office developed new leads after receiving results from the county crime lab. the lab had been analyzing sierra's purse, clothes, cell phone. those are items that had been found near her home shortly after she disappeared on march 16. law enforcement won't say if the new information is as a result of a fingerprint dna or hair fib fiber. reporting live in morgan hill, bob redell, "today in the bay." new pictures released of one
of four people still missing after that deadly boating crash off the fair lawn island. the family of alan cahill sent us these pictures overnight. cahill came to the united states from ireland almost ten years ago. he is a fixture at this san francisco yacht club. that's where he met his wife shannon. san francisco police are now involved in the investigation sending the department's accident you don't know to it the scene of the crash. investigators took photos of the sailboat grounded on the rock. they are also interviewing survivors. salvage experts are not sure how to remove the boat from the crash site without disturbing the island's nesting bird population. crisis teams will be in place at an elementary school in richmond this morning to help students deal with the news of a drive-by shooting that may have involved a parent. sheriff's deputies say one man now in critical condition after drive-by shooting in front of a corner store at 5th street and market avenue. not far from verde elementary. another man also shot but expected to survive.
deputies say several gunnmen fired the shot from inside the passing car. so far no reports of any retaliation as a result of the shooting. the intersection is known as a hotspot for crime back in november a 20-year-old man was shot and killed while standing in front of the very same store. a dramatic construction accident at palo alto high school. construction worker falling from a steel structure at the school yesterday morning. the 24-year-old man was spreading steel decking on the second floor of a classroom structure that's under construction when he lost his balance and then fell more than 13 feet right on to the concrete floor. he suffered injuries to both his hip and his face. 6:33. one east bay sitting taking aim at its gun regulations. after more than an hour of heated public comment the city council unanimously approve ad plan to ban the sale of guns and ammunition in residential areas. instead sales would only be allowed in commercial areas of the city. city leaders say the issue is about zoning, not the second
amendment right to bear arms. state lawmakers are rejecting a bill rejecting relationships between teachers and students. it would have made it a felony for a school employee to engage in sexual activity was a student even if that student was 18 years or older. a relationship in modesto prompt thing bill, 18-year-old jordan, recently moved in with her former high school teacher, 41-year-old james hooker. after a brief breakup the two have gotten back together. the chancellor of uc davis is promise changes to prevent another incident like the pepper spraying of student protesters last fall. linda says that she accepts ful responsible for the november 19 confrontation between campus police and students who had set up an occupy encampment at uc davis. she says poor planning, communications, decisionmaking by administrators and campus police led to unnecessary use of pepper spray. she promises a thorough review of policies and procedures. a san jose bound traveler
now facing charges this morning after stripping naked at an airport security line. police say that 49-year-old john brennan removed all of his clothes at the portland oregon airport prompting other passengers to turn away in embarrassment and shield their children's eyes. brennan says that he did it in protest of security screening. >> i heard nothing. this is my next action. i know that rude but not lewd, in oregon protected speech. and so i chose that option. he said he was told he positioned -- tested positive for nitrates by tsa screeners. he was then taken into custody and released late last night. 6:35. olympic countdown is on. we are just 100 days away from the opening ceremonies of the 2012 summer games. mail stone being marked across england and the internationally with a number of test events to iron out any operational problems before they light that
flame on july 27. this morning we learned queen elizabeth will open the games making london the first city in the modern era to host the olympics three times. in 1908, 1948, and 2012. nbc bay area will be there live from london this summer. bringing you all the action. >> all those commercials that run on nbc here, just got me pumped up. i'm ready for the action. days can't go fast enough. meat meet christina loren is here to tell us about another spectacular week in the neighborhood. >> lot of great things happening at nbc, olympics, giants. take a live look over the bay bridge. you can see what's left of the marine layer. fog to report in the north bay. that's keeping your temperatures on the cool side. let's get right to those numbers this morning. we will be at 54 degrees inland at 8:00 a.m., 65 degrees by noon. you are peeling off your first layer and you might even need that ac in places like gilroy today. close to 80 degrees later on.
80s return inland to places like san jose. and livermore as of friday. then saturday, peak warmth. 90s possible. that's a good news. whole new wardrobe waiting. summertime outfits have you not had a chance to wear, break them out. deal with the bad as well. high pollen count. if you are suffering from allergies keep the medicine handy the next few days. high pressure, winds, yeah, not a good combination. high pollen count. let's check the drive with mike. >> we are looking over the north bay. car count, backup has gone down. earlier sig-alert cleared southbound 101 much better. lincoln visible in the shot. earlier accidents as well. all moving smoothly now through the north bay. back to the maps. we have westbound 580 through livermore traditional slowing out of the altima pass. 22-minute drive to the dublin interchange. slowing cass traffic valley 580. 238 and south of the san mateo bridge. 880 slows into union city. typical wednesday pattern. back to you. >> thank you very much. >> appreciate the gift, mike.
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welcome back, everyone. beautiful way to start our morning. taking a live look outside. san francisco and embarcadero. nice temperatures on tap across the bay area. we will take a look at the full forecast. 6:41. >> ready for football? >> let's do it. >> the nfl just releasing the schedule for next season both bay area teams opening up with marquis matchups. niners set to start the season september 9. lambeau field. taking on the green bay packers. niners and packers check this out have combined record of 28-4 last season. the raiders taking part in a monday night double-header just a day later. a regular feature on that opening monday night game. this will be the sixth time in eight seasons. raiders are opening up in that prim time season ball game. >> check this out.
bay area history about to be made. tomorrow santa clara will break ground on the new 49ers stadium. it is an invitation only event. the stadium will hold more than 68,000 fans. construction scheduled to be complete by 2014. get out the golden shovel. >> that's a beautiful thing. 6:42. divers will go back into the water looking for clues in sierra lamar's disappearance. we will check the markets and take a look at mark ckberg's decision to spend $1 billion. -dad, why are you getting that? -that's my cereal.
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so brace yourself. suntan lotion, sunglasses and enjoy. 6:44. >> the two students gunned down near the university one week ago will be remembered today. this as the l.a. city council votes to help in the investigation to find their killer. marla tellez in the newsroom with the latest overnight developments. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. memorial service is planned tonight for 23-year-old ming qi and wu. the two graduate were found shot to death last wednesday near the campus and what police say may have been a botched carjacking. memorial services planned for 6:00 tonight at l.a. shrine auditorium. meanwhile just last night the los angeles city council voted to add 7 -- $75,000 to the reward leading to the arrest and conviction in last week's shootings. the reward stands at $200,000. the world's top nazi hunter says time is running out capture
the last remaining world war ii war criminals. on the eve of the holocaust memorial day, the so-called nazi hunter telling reporters in jerusalem today that he will not give up the hunt for those who remain at large saying that it is critical to bring nazis to justice. the pentagon is condemning photographs published by the "l.a. times" today. the graphic pictures reportedly showing u.s. troops posing with dead insurgents in afghanistan. these are the blurred-out images and members said to be posing with deceased suicide bombers. the pauper is reporting the two pictures were taken in 2010. now top u.s. military officials say that a full investigation will be conducted and appropriate action will be taken against the involved troops. >> thank you very much. the time now is 6:46. the "today" show is next. matt lauer giving us a look at this morning's big stories. >> good morning. coming up on wednesday here on "today," troubling crime in houston. a mother shot and killed her 3
day old baby taken this morning that infant has been found alive. a person of interest is in custody. we are going to have the latest the investigation. also, ahead exclusive interview with madonna. pop superstar opens up about the disappointing sales of her new album. what she is really like at home and her daughter being caught smoking a cigarette. is your marriage doomed to fail if you live with your spouse before you tie the knot? one of the topics we will discuss with today's professionals. today marks 100 days until the olympic games. we will look at how london is preparing and meet american athletes who are hoping to strike gold this coming summer. we have those stories and more as we get started on a wednesday morning right here on "today." >> just the music. >> getting ready. >> inspirational. >> i will bring may trumpet tomorrow. >> nice weather today as well. >> we look forward to that, jon kelley. >> better than my trombone. >> jon kelley, everybody.
good morning to you. we have a good looking forecast today. and the reason for that great looking forecast is because you can see the blue sky just about everywhere except for the north bay. santa rosa. some fog out there. looking really good otherwise. temperatures are nice and mild to start the day. 51 in novato. the reason we have the fog in santa rosa and we are not dealing with it along the peninsula. calm winds up there. so that fog is able to settle right to the surface. burst into 17 miles per hour winds. straight out of the west in novato. we have sustainped wind mixing up the atmosphere and keeping you nice and clear. hi to bump up your numbers by the coast as a result. temperatures today will range in the 07s even in some coastal cities like santa cruz for example. high pressure furmly in control for today and tomorrow. still going to see a little bit of onshore flow. that will keep your temperatures at bay. keep them from soaring into the 80s like we are expecting friday and saturday. it all works out like this for today. high sirius clouds move through. maybe for a thin veil of cloud
cover over the sun, filtered sunshine as a result. and temps by tomorrow up into the 70s. as of noon take a look at this. 71 degrees as you break for lunch tomorrow. then friday, we get even warmer. stop the clock on your futurecast right at noon. 80 degrees in san jose. rounding out the day in places like san jose and livermore in the mid 80s. that means the 90s likely in gilroy and morgan hill as we head through friday and saturday as well. holding on to that warmth. bin sunday we will get an area of low pressure that rides right over us as a result with onshore flow. little bit of fog cooling us off in the morning hours. and temperatures 70 degrees. beautiful day but not quite as warm as we are expecting for friday and saturday. let's check your drive right now with mike. >> christina, right now we are getting used to a little more traffic. not for 24. construction, onram subpoena the only issue. not a problem for the flow to the area east shore freeway, 23-minimum drive. no incidents reported getting
there. toll plaza itself had a couple of earlier issues which have now cleared. highway 4, this is not clearing. this is just the congestion you expect through antioch and now here bay point we are showing speeds into the 50s as well as 242, concord watch for slowing there at the junction with 680. as we look further south south bay. northbound 101 shows this traditional slowdown pattern. little heavier than we typically see this time on a wednesday. come up towards the airport. accident northbound 87 adds to the slowing heading into downtown as well. from about capital up to that scene. and we have block there as well. southbound 680. live look. we will show you a little slowing as well. racing way around the golf course. very clear. just slow south approaching sonoma and smooth through fremont. back to you. >> thank you very much. new this morning, hundreds of people without power here in the bay area. pg&e says power went out for about 930 customers in central oakland. just after 10:00 last night. and this morning, lights are
still out for 470 customers. no word on when power will be fully restored or what caused that outage. >> also this morning, divers back in the water near morgan hill and volunteers combing for clues in the does appearance of sierra lamar. bob redell joining us live from morgan hill where volunteers will gather for another search starting this morning. good morning. >> reporter: here at burnett elementary in morgan hill. sierra search center. opening up in just over an hour. volunteers can come here and get their assignments and go out and search areas you a round the south county for see air lamar. the 15-year-old girl who has been missing for over a month now. while volunteers will be doing that, we are told that law enforcement will be back on local bodies of water with their sonar and understand they have four more ponds to check this morning. these are ones located off of monterey road. then they will be off to other locations. this week the sheriff's office says that they developed new leads after receiving its results from the county crime
lab. the lab had been analyzing sierra's purse, clothes and cell phone. those were items that were found around her home and fields near her home shortly after she disappeared on march 16. the sheriff's office won't say, though, if the new information is as a result of a fingerprint dna or hair fiber. if you are interested in volunteering, come here the to burnett elementary. registration is roughly between 8:00 and 1:00. you have to prove you are at least 18 years of age and you want to dress appropriately. long pants and sturdy shoes. reporting live here in morgan hill, bob redell, "today in the bay." >> just released video reveals new details about the so-called speed freak killers. stockton record obtained eight clips of detectives interrogating lauren herzog and shermanst. yne in 1998. they show investigators trying to pry information from the men who went on a 15-year killing spree across the central valley. >> more and more.
and i told him at one point don't kill her, man. take her back to her car. i started backing up. he turned and looked at me one time. i didn't know what to do. >> they are linked to at least a dozen murders. herzog committed suicide in january. shermantyne remains on death row. earlier this year he provided massive locations where he says that they dumped bodies. one location alone turned up more than a thousand bone fragments. one of the officers in the so-called east bay dirty cops case will be back in court today. former san ramon officer lombardi pleaded guilty and will be sentenced. his punishment could be more than 60 years in federal prison. lombardi admits to selling confiscated drugs and stealing evidence during the four years he served with the contra costa county drug unit. we should learn more today
about the future of oaksterdam university in the wake of the federal raid that shut it down earlier this month. oaksterdam's founder richard lee holding a news conference today to discuss his plans as well as plans for the university dedicated to the business of medical marijuana dispensary. federal agents raided the university back on april 2 leaving the future of medical marijuana in oakland uncertain. oakland issued permits for four new pot dispensaries in the city but now it is unclear whether any of them will actually stay open and open up shop. >> today is the 106th anniversary of the great san francisco earthquake and fire of 1906. people gathered before dawn at lotta's fountain to mark exact moment the devastating earthquake struck. right now the commemoration continues at lefty o'doul's. >> good morning. morning of events that started well before the quake even hit wound its way through the city and now as you said, we are back almost where we are started.
we are here at lefty o'doul's for the survivors bloody mary breakfast is what they are calling it with people inside dressed in period costume. this started at lotta's fountain market street with a moment of silence for all the lives lost. there was laying of a wreath at 5:11 a.m. the plus chief, the fire chief, many others. two of the four earthquake survivors including winnie hook who is 106 years old. she was the first to spray the fire hydrant at 20th and church street later this morning. it is credited with working to save the mission district at the fewer moved through the city after the quake. it burned for three days. even 106 years later, there is debate about the magnitude of the quake. the usgs puts it somewhere between 7.7 and 8.3. with these events, there is a somber tone for the tragedy but also joy of how the city came back. the bloody mary breakfast goes
on until 10:00 this morning and the public is welcome to come down. reporting live in san francisco, christie smith, "today in the bay." oscar winner is now linked to a film paid about oscar grant's shooting. you a cording to hollywood reporter octavia spencer who won this year's academy award for best is porting actress slated to play the part of grant's mother. jordan is best known for his role in "friday night lights" and "wire" and "parenthood." in talks to play oscar grant himself. former police officer messerle shot and killed grant on new year's day 2009. 6:56. festival featuring big names. some of those don't have to travel very far from home. the festival is in mid august at golden gate park. last year's festival drew up to 60,000 people a day. this year they are expecting to shatter that mark. the bay area's metalica and neil young will headline along with stevie wonder, foo fighters and jack white.
some of the other big names tickets go on sale tomorrow. very strong lineup there. it is official now. menlo park liking facebook's expansion plan. city council approving the social networking giant's request to add more buildings and employees to its new campus. now in exchange facebook will pay nearly $1 million in annual payments to the city. facebook will also work with east palo alto on traffic and housing concerns and provide job training and internships for local students. 6:57. facebook immediated the city's permission to expand. scott mcgrew says the ceo does not ask for permission very often. >> and he doesn't have to. he didn't ask anyone before buying the app for a billion dollars. "the wall street journal" says this morning facebook's board only heard about the sale after it was a done deal. now normally boards are in charge. not at facebook, though. zuckerberg owns the majority of the voting shares. he can do as he wishes. that's a new model for business. certainly makes companies quicker on their feet.
turning to wall street, this is the nasdaq, excitement and before the bell. the one guy dances there. nasdaq trading up this morning as is the dow. intel moving lower. apple has recovered this morning as well. there is an exciting -- guy in charge of some companies. >> good for him. hay is probably a rich man. >> that's why he is smiling. 6:58. we check in with christina loren. >> laura garcia-cannon has some moves this morning. good morning to you. move and dig for that heavy coat. you can go straight to the sweater today. 65 degrees by noon inland. 68 degrees. don't forget the giants at home, at&t park. you can catch that game tonight. 7:15 right here on nbc bay area. 57 degrees. winds out of the northwest at 15 to 25 miles per hour.
that's right. cain taking the mound for giants. also known as big sugar. next couple of days temperatures soar. let's check your drive with mike. >> i thought that was your nickname for me. we are looking over here as you head over the hill. 92 at issue. accident just to clear. suv does. this is just a car on its side. traffic control right around the creek. that will be an issue to or from half moon bay. until they can clear it. been there a half hour. 45 minutes for the tow truck. let's move the drive through san mateo for 280 and 101. live look outside. i told you about the accident northbound 87 as you come into downtown. looks like there is a real big -- almost full stop because they are trying to move the car from the center divide now over the to the shoulder. expect to it take 15 minutes and then this won't -- ripple effect. back to you. >> all right. thank you very much, mike. thank you for joining us this morning. we will be back with the local news update at 7:25 this morning. >> go out and enjoy yourself this day. it is going to be beautiful out there. entire week. so have a good one. 106th anniversary of the earthquake in san francisco.