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weather ad libs good morning. it's monday, >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. i'm cate caugiran live in oakland. bart negotiations are at a halt when both sides could not reach the midnight deadline. more on the commuter traffic and mayhem that will happen this morning. >> i'm sue kwon at the dublin- pleasanton bart station. i'll tell you why you need one of these for your commute to and from the city today. more on how to catch a shuttle coming up. >> and in addition to really big delays already over at the bay bridge toll plaza, we now have a new accident in the commute direction. it's in crockett. we'll let you know more coming up. >> it could get even a little bit hotter. when will we cool things down? we'll talk about that coming up. >> all right, thank you,
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lawrence. good morning, everybody. it's monday, july 1. and i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm brian hackney in for michelle. time is straight up 6:00. we hoped for the best but it's good if you are prepared for the worst. bart is on strike this monday morning. bart workers set up picket lines at midnight. the walkout means bart trains are not running today. ac transit is not on strike this morning. its workers continues but there is another strike by oakland city workers. the one-day walkout means most city service shut down today. our team coverage begins with elizabeth wenger tracking trouble spots on the road ahead. we have a new one brewing down the eastshore freeway. we have been watching some of the freeways that paralleled the bart lines. we have been expecting heavy traffic. now combine and accident with that multiple lanes it is beginning to back upcoming off the carquinez bridge and heading into hercules. let's go get a check of the bay
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bridge toll plaza. it's been a hotspot. they turned on the metering lights ahead of schedule. we are seeing these unusual delays. can't see it from the view of this camera, but a lot of the approaches are beginning to back up, as well. highway 24 of course parallels another bart line that's really stacked up from oakland coming towards the macarthur maze. so your alternates golden gate bridge still looks good. this could be a good bet for right now. they are expecting heavier than normal traffic as people seek to find other options other than the bay bridge. but so far at this hour things are good all the way into san francisco. that is the latest on traffic. let's go out to cate caugiran live this morning. she has been there all morning at bart headquarters. what's going on. >> reporter: well, elizabeth, we moved over to the lake merritt bart station. as you can see over my shoulder there are seiu picketers out here. we are getting the latest information joined now by jim
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allison from bart. what is new this morning? >> essentially we are not running bart. and we have maybe about 1% capacity of our normal capacity with the few charter bus services that we have. so my word of advice to people would be to be patient, to find a different way to get around, if you can, plus be flexible with your schedule. and if you can, work from home or stay home and just hope this all works out soon. >> reporter: as far as working out is concerned, in terms of negotiations, do you have any updates as to when and if those will resume today? >> i don't have any definite information about know negotiations. we are not officially at an impasse. both sides i think agree that we want a contract to resolve this. and so we are just taking it day by day right now. >> reporter: in terms of operations going on, are there any other updates that you can give us. >> reporter: if people see a train on the bart system that would be an inspection train. we are running a train every
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once in a while to get maintenance work done things like switching a switch and just to keep the system in a good operating, you know, state so that when we do resume service, we can, you know, serve hundreds of thousands of people as we normally do. >> reporter: thank you so much, jim, for joining us this morning. again, you heard that we are still not sure when these talks will resume. the best bet for people this morning is to explore those alternatives carpooling, ferries, work from home if you can as so many traffic officials or transportation officials have suggested. >> thank you. here's a look at some of the key sticking points in the bart strike. city in union wants a pay hike of 21% over 2 years, management 8% over four years. bart wants workers to pay health insurance and to contribute more towards pensions. there is a break for east bay commuters. some good news. a sliver of good news here.
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ac transit is not going on strike. the company and unions are still at the bargaining table. and union leaders say they will give at least 24 hours' notice before they take action. the buses will be rolling today. sue kwon is at the dublin- pleasanton bart station where commuters are lining up to hop on some of those bart shuttles. good morning, sue. >> reporter: yeah. good morning. you know, we had three of these bus shuttles leave already. passengers are getting one of these coveted tickets. the tickets let you on and also get you a ride back from san francisco today. now, these are the shuttle buses being run by bart right now. they are out of fremont, el cerrito, walnut creek and dublin-pleasanton. there are 10 buses here going to san francisco trying to make a second round depending how bad traffic is. these rides are free as a stop- gap to help passengers get where they are going during the
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strike. they say they are flying by the seat of their pants to see how many people will need these rides but they are also saying people should park here and for free at the bart parking lots to coordinate ride share or carpools. once the ten buses are taken there are no more rides and it's hard for people to be able to plan what -- if they are going to get a seat. weave coming up on us members of the union obviously here to show passengers their side of the story. but let's go here and hear from the passengers we talked to today. >> i was here in '97 drove and it was a nightmare. i'm not doing that again. >> i started 2.5 hours early today. >> why? >> well, hopefully so i can get on this bus. and then i figure i'll end upcoming home early too. so that's the saving grace. >> and you are looking at the amalgamated transit union here.
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walking back and forward to show their side of mediation. very quiet and calm. everything is smoothly. people haven't had their coffee yet. this is the fourth bus to go. live in dublin-pleasanton, back to you. >> sue, i guess there were a number of taxicabs there as well offering rides but you have to pay for those? >> $100 each you can pack up to 4 people in the car depending how many seatbelts they have. we haven't seen many people take that up yet. >> thank you sue kwon live at the dublin-pleasanton bart station. ferries are another option for east bay commuters so let's go live to kpix 5's ann notarangelo at the alameda main street ferry terminal. >> good morning. and the first ferry just left moments ago from the alameda main street terminal. that's where they're going. san francisco. but these people had to start a couple of hours earlier in their commute. normally they hop on bart around 7:00. today it was a 5 a.m.
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start time hoping to get the 6:00 vessel. the next one leaves at 6:45. these are going every 45 minutes for the morning commute and again, for the evening commute. most telling is that the parking lot is starting to fill up and that's concerning the city of alameda because they have satellite parking that will be available. they are hoping people will use that but we're already seeing that there are much larger crowds than normal this time of day. a customer service representative here will help you navigate around the system. the most common questions, somewhere this ferry going and the answer to that question is, the alameda main street ferry is taking people to the ferry building. the other common question is how do they pay for their tickets? they can use a clipper card or making it super easy use a credit card, cash, check, once
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they board. there are a lot of frustrated people already at 6:00. >> my take on the whole situation is i think bart employees are a bunch of crybabies and need to quit their whining. they already make more than most of us and we have to pay our benefits too. so i don't understand what the problem is. >> this is the first time i have ever really rode the ferry in alameda. this is the first time i rode the ferry period. >> how long will this make your commute? will it make it much longer? >> kind of. i have to go to san francisco get off the ferry building catch either a train or bus which i don't know which one to catch yet. then ride up to south of market. >> these folks are lining up for the special service from alameda's main street terminal directly to san francisco. it's not stopping in oakland. this is in addition to the regular scheduled ferries that they take out of alameda. so this is in addition to what -- what they are really hoping is that people will ride their
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bikes because that will alleviate some of the traffic congestion they are expecting on the roads and in parking lots. they are offering free valet bike parking for anybody interested. they are serious. >> by the way i know you can't stand there and count heads but do you have an idea, was the earlier ferry packed? >> reporter: i couldn't see because it ducked downed below the docks but -- down below the docks. but they could fit a few people more on because they were holding the boat yelling for last call and people were running for it. but it was clearly busier than normal according to people who usually take the ferry saying they never see these clouds. >> thank you. we have traffic coverage with our partners at kcbs radio. you can also go to for a commute survival guide which includes a list of transportation alternates. and in separate developments this morning, workers with the city of oakland will also be on strike but only for a single day.
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they rallied last week and today six city employee unions will stage a one-day walkout. essential city services will operate. we weren't talking traffic today and bart was running, we would be talking about the weather. what a weekend we had and it isn't over. >> going to get hot. folks driving home if you don't have the ac on the way home it's going to be rough. these temperatures likely to soar into the triple digits probably a little bit warmer than yesterday. outside a couple of patches of fog early on along the coastline and inside the bay. some neat looking monsoonal clouds making their way overhead. throughout the day a few more clouds temperatures mid-60s already in livermore. 57 degrees in san francisco and 63 very mild into san jose. heat warnings up for much of the bay area through wednesday. we are going to see hot temperatures sticking around under the strong ridge of high pressure. some of those temperatures moving into the 100-degree range. how about this? very hot inland by the afternoon. the temperatures soaring as
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high as 103 degrees in livermore. that is 18 degrees above the average. liz, you like it this hot? >> no. i don't like it this hot. this is a little too much. it was a gorgeous weekend in san francisco. we got several hot spots on the roads. first let's go live to our photographer driving in mobile5 this morning. he is coming into san francisco. he was in a backup a little earlier on the upper deck. all the delays and all the brake lights we're seeing are from treasure island going on back towards the maze. once you get into the city, then things look okay. problem spots on the map this traffic alert issued westbound 80 a multicash crash approaching couples skyway. one lane is open. traffic stacked up from the carquinez bridge. so that drive time went from good to bad. 36 minutes now on westbound 80 another slow commute that ride from the altamont pass towards the livermore valley. coming up, we'll get a check of
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the rest of your bay area bridges. back to you guys. >> thank you. i'm mike sugerman in san francisco where buses are emptying. people dazed and confused. and angry. >> this fire was very radical in its behavior. >> it's being called one of the worst wildfires in history. 19 firefighters killed in an arizona inferno. the elite and dangerous job that they were doing. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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the right there full video. there are no new negotiations scheduled this morning. so with bart trains idle, they are offering shuttles on a limited basis. >> mike sugerman is live in san francisco which is benefitting the most from those buses. good morning. >> reporter: we are sitting here and an ac transit bus pulled in from hillch to richmond parkway not normally this crowded. it was an easy ride, a lot of traffic. people on the buses got up very early trying to figure out how to get in and how to get out of town. they are waking up to find bart isn't running. nobody is on it. virtually empty. but oakland to san francisco as you see it's full. >> looks like a limo comfortable seats and you're going to have the whole bus with three people going this
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way on the commute. >> what do you think about the bart strike. >> i think it sucks. it's not good. they don't know the impact they are putting on everybody. i have no car. i rely on bart and i have finals this week and you cannot redo finals. >> reporter: buses will be coming into the transbay terminal from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. they are not taking anybody eastbound. they are all coming westbound but today at 3:00 they will be going eastbound full of people. elizabeth, how's the traffic? >> what's going on? >> reporter: the latest hotspot is the eastshore freeway. it's that westbound 80 commute. it's due to a crash. actually several crashes up to three different crashes on westbound 80 coming into crockett and traffic is stacked up over the carquinez bridge. in fact, drive time is now up to 42 minutes. so once you get past hercules, we see some improvement out towards the macarthur maze but it's really a bottleneck. chopper 5 is flying over that a little earlier.
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westbound 580 busy this morning through the livermore valley. so stay off the roads if you can. muni will be offering extra service. caltrain is going to step up as much as they can and ac transit is also going to offer extra transbay bus service from downtown oakland into the city. let's go towards the bay bridge. i believe we have a shot of the bay bridge this morning and the metering lights were turned on about a half hour early. so we are seeing delays in all lanes now. they have fastrak lanes breaking up past the pay gates but traffic actually improves once you get past the metering lights. so that's great news. all the approaches to the bay bridge are stacked up now but on the upper deck itself, things are flowing nicely. the carpool lane is actually looking really good, as well. we are not seeing big delays. so that's another great option. san mateo bridge so far no problems heading out of hayward. that's a check of your latest "timesaver traffic." let's go to lawrence with more on our heat wave.
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>> these temperatures could be a problem the next couple of days. it was a hot weekend. now these numbers will be hotter as we head in toward the afternoon. we are starting out with fog at the coastline and just inside the bay and some beautiful monsoonal clouds moving overhead. still that heat wave continues today and going to get hotter not only today but probably the next few days. and the heat warning is in effect through wednesday as those hot temperatures especially in the interior valleys going to continue. big ridge of high pressure building in over the desert southwest pumping in the desert air in our direction and monsoonal clouds kind of locked in here the next few days likely to strengthen. we'll find milder temperatures inside the bay and along the coastline. but boy, it's going to be very, very hot in the interior valleys. temperatures soaring into the triple digits into morgan hill today about 94 in san jose out along the coastline a good 30 degrees plus cooler temperatures there into the 70s. east bay is going to see those hottest temperatures 105 in brentwood 105 antioch and about 104 in pleasanton. inside the bay enough of a sea
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breeze to keep these temperatures comfortable into san francisco, 75. 6 of the daly city. 98 santa rosa, 69 daly city. next couple of days 107 in antioch, brentwood. then cooling down slightly on the 4th of july. more cooling leads back closer to normal towards saturday and sunday but what a stretch of hot temperatures day after day. this thing can wear you down. wears me down . > >> you have been on vacation. con on. [ laughter ] >> how can i be worn down? >> it's a little limited for you, lawrence. thanks. we have some unfortunate news coming out of arizona. 19 firefighters died battling a fast-moving wildfire in yarnell, arizona. it's the biggest loss of life for u.s. firefighters since 9 11. the yarnell hill fire scorched more than 6,000 acres. the firefighters were members of an elite crew who hiked for miles to build lines of protection between people and the flames. one firefighter made it out
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alive. president obama, who is currently in africa, is expressing condolences to the firefighters' families. we are going to have a live report and live reporters all around the bay area on day 1 of the bart strike. this is the line for the shuttle buses in walnut creek and as you can see, it's getting crowded. continued coverage when we come back. >> but first, 375,000 people trying to make it to work today and soon they will be traveling over that. the eastern span of the bay bridge as soon as it open. ,,,, look at them kids...
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good morning. the lower deck traffic on the bay bridge is actually moving okay right now. we have a photographer showing things getting by okay in oakland. upper deck not as lucky. we are seeing big backups at
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the toll plaza and at all the approaches. consider avoiding the bay bridge. we are joined with dave padilla at a bart station where they are offering a limited number of shuttle buses. >> reporter: the lines are moving fairly easily right now. as a matter of fact, they have about five to six charter buses lined up outside of the walnut creek bart station waiting for passengers to arrive. they are taking them one by one and what they are doing is going to west oakland where they transferred into downtown san francisco. now, the caveat is you have to have your roundtrip bus ticket which you are getting here at walnut creek. you have to have that in order to get back to the east bay but so far everything is orderly. back to you. >> okay. first come, first served.
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dave padilla live from walnut creek. thank you. all right. now, at 6:26. on your monday morning, bart's not the only strike happening today. how the city lockout will affect services in oakland. >> i'm cate caugiran live in oakland where bart negotiations are at a halt and 400,000 riders are stranded. we spoke to both sides on when and if potential negotiations resume. real big deals of the week. or how to keep from driving all over for deals for the 4th. you don't need to run around. safeway gives you real big club card deals each week. throw a holiday cookout! thick, juicy new york strip steaks are just $4.99 a pound. get a great deal on arrowhead water, just $3.33 a case. and pick up cheerios for just a $1.88. real big deals this week and every week. only at safeway. ingredients for life.
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald >> what do we want? >> a contract.
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>>when do we want it? >> now. >> it . i'm frank t. union leaders walked away from the contract negotiations and that's -- good morning, it is monday. it's the first day of july. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm brian hackney in for michelle. the time now 6:31. we have team coverage with cate caugiran with the latest on where talks go from here. >> first we kick it off with this messy monday morning commute. liz wenger takes it away. >> right in the thick of it is the bay bridge toll plaza. it's a mess on westbound 24, backups as far back as the caldecott tunnel and continuing towards the macarthur maze. the good news is once you get past the metering lights which were turned on about a half hour ahead of schedule, then things look okay on the upper d.c. but it's barely moving
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this morning trying to get past the pay gates and on the bridge itself. westbound 80 is also very slow and negotiate 880 very sluggish from west grand. so here's a live look south closer to the oakland coliseum. everything looks okay across this stretch. so around the airport, the coliseum, no delays moving well into hayward. the golden gate bridge, we were assuming slightly heavier volumes of traffic on sir francis drake and on 101 throughout marin county as people seek alternates to the bay bridge. so far this is a great alternate. things moving fine all the way towards the pay gates. on the maps, this is that macarthur maze and that east bay commute. we expected this to be the worst of it a lot of bart lines running parallel to 24, the nimitz and the eastshore freeway and that is in fact where we're seeing a big delay
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and the most gridlock now. that's the latest "timesaver traffic." >> thank you. 6:32. let's check live pictures out of walnut creek by the bart station there where the lines are starting to get a little bit slower there as people board the bus. commuters who normally take bart into the city are getting on the bus shuttles and trying to get into san francisco. of course, this is just day one of the bart strike. cate caugiran live in oakland at the lake merritt bart station now with where talks go from here. cate, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, frank. well, they are hoping to go at least -- meet at the table but unfortunately when i spoke to both sides this morning there are no scheduled talks today. but that could change especially with this morning commute that we're about to see this traffic nightmare ensue. i want to show you right now the seiu protestors are still here at the lake merritt bart station and they are back here again just as they were last night. >> what do we want? >> a contract.
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>> when do we want it? >> now. >> reporter: negotiations reached a breaking point as both sides could not reach an agreement by that midnight deadline and bart management says that it was in fact -- it was in fact the union that walked off the table this morning. and we do have some sound from both sides that we spoke with then regarding the negotiations. [ chanting in the background ] >> we propose many safety concerns to management and they have not been addressed. they refuse to bargain over safety. we filed a lawsuit at alameda superior court on june 24 because management refused to bargain in good faith and address our safety concerns. >> we're not officially at an impasse. i think both sides agree we want a contract to resolve this. and so, you know, take it day by day right now. >> reporter: the two sides are feuding over how to move
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forward with pensions, pay, health benefits an safety. all other modes of the transit will be impacted. this could mean 60,000 extra cars on the roads this morning. so a lot of those experts are advising people to take advantage of those alternates and again we're talking about carpooling, ferries and if you can, work from home this morning. reporting live in oakland, back to you in the studio. >> or perhaps take a vacation. i know commuters are not too thrilled with the idea but is bart prepared to do this all over again tomorrow, cate? >> reporter: frank, i did pose that question to jim allison, a bart spokesman, this morning, yes, are you prepared to do this again tomorrow? and he says, we don't even want to get to that point. both sides want to reach a compromise and that's what they're hoping will happen today but again there's still no word of when talks will resume for this morning or later this afternoon. >> that's not good. the last strike lasted 6 days back in 1997. so cate, we'll see where it all goes. cate caugiran live for us at
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the lake merritt bart station over in oakland. thanks, cate. meanwhile, commuters in the east bay do have the option of taking the bus. there had been worries of a strike against ac transit but contract negotiations continued there so there are no walkouts today. union leaders say they will give at least 24 hours' notice before they take any action whatsoever. right now bart is offering free shuttle buses from several east bay stations to the transbay terminal in san francisco, in fact four stations. the shuttles depart from el cerrito, walnut creek, dublin- pleasanton, and down south in fremont. they are running to the city between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. and then back to the east bay between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. by the way, we want to get all angles of the bart strike and one of them is from your point of view. so send us pictures of your commute, email them to and we may put them on the air.
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>> keep both hands on the wheel, though. workers with the city of oakland will also be on strike but only for a single day. they rallied last week and today, six city employee unions over in oakland will stage a one-day walkout. essential city services will operate as normal. here, though, is what won't happen today. there will be no parking enforcement in oakland and no street sweeping. pools, recreation and senior centers as well as facilities at city parks in oakland will be closed. all public libraries closed over there as well as city hall and other city buildings. hundreds of thousands of commuters are trying to find another way to get to work this morning. ann notarangelo has an option you might want to check out in alameda. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. i must admit i feel a little guilty it is so serene and beautiful out here this morning and i know that there's such a big commuter headache going on for other folks. but it seems as if these ferry passengers are so far faring fairly good.
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okay, yes, the truth is these lines are much longer than usual. yes, they have added more time to their commute. but they seem to be in good demeanor when they arrive and right now there's still parking available at the alameda main street ferry terminal. now, some passengers say that the strike has already added two hours to their commute just this morning. some people got here at 5:00 this morning for a 6 a.m. ferry ride instead of taking bart just at 7:00 in the morning. this is a special schedule here out of this ferry terminal direct, direct transportation to the san francisco ferry building. this is in addition to the extra ferries that they have added throughout the system. they are trying to get people to san francisco and back to alameda as quickly as possible. the city is providing shuttle service from various satellite parking lots throughout the city, also various bus stops, ac transit bus stops, hoping to accommodate all those people
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who have decided that they would rather take a ferry instead of drive. but everybody expects this to be a very long day. >> the bay bridge is going to be a mess. i think everything is going to be full, buses and ferries- wise. i think it's going to be a wreck overall. >> super chaotic. i'm going to -- i'm more worried about the afternoon ferry at 4:30 leaving south san francisco. but i'll probably show up an hour early, as well. >> reporter: the first boat left here at 6 a.m. and one of the captains told me it had three times the usual passenger load. it was not full though. but he said it was clear that people were opting to take the ferry instead of drive. there is some confusion though from people who are not sure exactly which ferry to take. but they are pleasantly surprised to find out if they're not normal passengers that they can actually pay for their tickets once they board. and they are taking cash, they're taking checks, they're
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even taking credit cards trying to make this easy. all right. the 6:45 ferry has just arrived. these folks can't wait to get on it. ann notarangelo in alameda. >> serene and scenic. ann notarangelo live for us over in alameda. thanks. >> it is a beautiful way to get to work if you can swing it. kpix 5's sue kwon is at the dublin-pleasanton bart station where commuters are lining up to hop on bart shuttle buses. how's that going? >> reporter: so far, so good, very smooth this morning. and here at the bart station way down about a block you see some picket signs already up and then alongside the road you see the taxicabs all lined up to go to bring people into the city for $100 a ride and then of course you have this. these are the lines of shuttle buses, charter buses that have been lined up all morning, four left so far carrying about 50 passengers in each. so about 200 so far. once the 10 buses are gone, that's it. they will try to come back for another round of passengers but it depends on the traffic.
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this is organized by bart. you need one of these. you'll get a ticket when you board and this will take you to west oakland where they will continue to transfer to another bus to san francisco. you need this when you board between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. tonight on the buses coming back. so far, though, very smooth. people have been parking in the parking lot here at bart for free trying to either get together a carpool or pop on here at the shuttle. this particular bus is about halfway full. the one thing that people have said they need out here is coffee because they started very early not quite knowing how things were going to go with people arriving as early as 4 a.m. to get on these buses but again, about 4 have gone and we have a few more left. and we'll continue to give updates but so far, there are spots here so if you are in the area, you want to ride to san francisco, come on down to the dublin-pleasanton bart station. reporting live here, back to you. >> thank you. if you thought it was hot this weekend, it's going to be even hotter today. in the next couple of days, some beautiful video from
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chopper 5 yesterday over stinson beach. it was packed with people just trying to cool it off a little bit. beautiful. >> so let's get the latest and greatest from mr. . k back from vacation looking hail and hearty. >> needing another cup of coffee, as well. >> like many folks around the bay area getting ready for another hot day outside. today is going to be hotter as high pressure strengthens. starting out with patchy fog at the coastline, beautiful over bay, monsoonal moisture in the area. temperatures mild inland already. 65 degrees in livermore. 63 in concord. and 61 in oakland. 57 san francisco. heat warnings continuing for much of the bay area away from the immediate coastline and just inside the bay. these temperatures going to be something else. not only today but over the next few days very hot numbers in the triple digits in many spots inland. 102 expected today in morgan hill about 97 in cupertino, 94 in san jose, east bay temperatures triple digits just about everywhere you go. be very, very careful. drink plenty of fluids today
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and try and stay out of the sunshine as much as you can. 70s and 80s much more comfortable inside the bay and toward the coastline, highs at the beaches today, guys, in the 60s to the low 70s. that's the latest weather. back to you. we continue our coverage of today's bart strike on this monday. the lessons learned from the last time union workers walked out leaving commuters stranded coming up. >> and the market just opened about 10 minutes ago with a quick check on the early numbers, we can see that things are looking up at least on the stock market. bart different story which we'll cover in a minute. an update from kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks coming up. ,,
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hotspot this morning in light of the bart strike. let's go out live now. so this is a look at the toll plaza. you can see actually the lanes begin to clear up a little bit in the middle fastrak lanes right there as you approach the pay gates. don't let that deceive you though. all the approaches to the bay bridge are really backed up. we're seeing a solid wall of traffic on 24 from orinda into oakland. the nimitz is pretty backed up from at least market and coming down the eastshore freeway there are very heavy delays right now from berkeley all the way down towards the maze. all right. let's check our maps now and show you another problem spot. this traffic alert is still there. westbound 80 approaching cummings skyway delays off the carquinez bridge and folks are trying to avoid the eastshore freeway commute so now highway 37 is backed up, as well. so with bart trains at a standstill the transit agency is offering passengers some shuttle bus service on a very limited basis. let's go to mike sugerman who joins us live from san francisco where these buses
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have been arriving. good morning, mike. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. you can't put 400,000 people on buses. you can put about 4,000 on the shuttle buses that bart has hired. and the other agencies like ac transit and links are picking up the slack. you know, i got to tell you, it's not that bad. buses are arriving half full. they are going out with three or four people on them. i don't know why. i don't know where they're -- how they are getting places but they are, although it is taking a lot longer. check out gordon lowe's story. >> this is weird because when i tried last monday to look for the route on 511 they said it was impossible to get [ indiscernible ] with bart under so but last night i -- i hit again under there was click on without bart and it show me this route says catch four buses on east bay on there and
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two plus hours and i'll be at work. >> reporter: he told us it was going to take him two hours to get to concord and two hours back. that's four hours of his day. but he was riding on this luxury links bus and there are only three people. part of the reason probably is because it's july and a lot of people are on vacation. i'm old enough to remember 1997 in september, it was mobbed, buses, roads, everything else. it seems to be a lot less problem that we can determine so far. in san francisco, mike sugerman, kpix 5. >> thanks, mike. not quite carmageddon yet. all right. that's a check of traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. wall street is just getting started for the second half of the year here on july 1. stocks were higher during the first half of 2013. now kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks, what's
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happening this morning? >> reporter: good morning. it was a good first half overall but june was the most volatile for the stock market in about two years. that's all based on speculation over when the fed will start tapering its massive monthly bond purchases but we are starting right this week a short week because of the 4th of july holiday. let's take a look at the big board. dow up 121 over 15,000. s&p up 14. back to you guys. >> thank you. the last time bart workers went on strike was in 1997 and it lasted 6 days. >> 16 years ago now. here to give perspective on those past strikes and what we can expect by learning from history. >> good morning. >> reporter: i think that learning from history we can see when we go back and look at these prior strikes that the public has generally been i wouldn't say anti-worker but they routinely find that these
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bart workers have benefits and work rules that are far beyond things that regular people have. if you look for example at the newspaper articles from 1997, 1979, 2001, years when there was a threatened strike, public sentiment is on the side of, you guys have lots of benefits that we don't have. one thing that's different, 1979 i want to point out the bart strike that was about one- day strike was held during a 106-degree temperature. i don't know what it is about bart strikes and crazy heat waves but it seems that to some degree with the america's cup about to start and the crazy heat wave going on that these bart strikes are not timed to avoid pain like certain people within the bart organization and within the unions would have us believe. on the contrary, they are extracting a maximum amount of pain given the weather and events coming up. >> we hear some folks say why don't us just replace the workers? you really can't, can you? >> reporter: you can't.
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you read on the comments on the internet, fire them all like air traffic controllers. but the truth, california state law prohibits that. they only allow that kind of action if there's an imminent threat to public safety and health, for example if the police or the firefighters were to threaten to strike. those are the only instances where the city can step in or the stay can say, wait, just a minute we are not going to let you do that. in this case, because these are bart workers and they work for the district, only jerry brown can come in and issue a cooling- off period of 60 days if the he wants to. >> he is not going to do that? >> probably not. >> reporter: i don't want to be too cynical but i will point out that seiu 1021 gave $5 million to jerry brown's election campaign and almost $10 million to the campaign to pass proposition 30 the tax increase that's the hallmark of the brown administration in the second term. so -- >> not going to happen. >> reporter: a cynic would say he is not going to step in and get involved with his very, very large campaign donor.
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>> we thank you, melissa. find more of her segments on the time now 8 minutes before hour of 7:00 on this problematic monday morning including a few problems with the. and lawrence has the latest on that. mr. . k. >> getting hot again around the bay area. probably going to be hotter by the afternoon. starting out fairly mild if you are heading out the door especially inland but we have seen some fog at the coastline and inside the bay. and some mid- to high-level clouds some monsoonal moisture making its way overhead. now, going to see those hot temperatures again as high pressure remains locked in place. and heat warnings in place also through wednesday as it's going to stick around the ridge pumping up the dry desert air in our direction. that's going to send the temperatures soaring into the triple digits in many spots inland today once again to beat the heat you have to head to the coastline. sfo no delays on arriving flights there although they are seeing some delays on departure especially headed toward new york, laguardia airport as we are seeing some very unstable air mass there and some thunderstorms developing in that part of the country so going to keep some
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thunderstorms in that area for today. while here in the bay area, we have some hot temperatures as high as 102 in morgan hill. 94 in san jose. triple digits widespread into the east bay and then inside the bay we'll see those numbers running mainly into the 70s and 80s. upper 60s in toward daly city. next couple of days going to see these temperatures warm up even further getting hot through wednesday then finally cooling off just a tad on thursday much cooler as we head in toward the weekend. back to you. >> thank you. time now is 6:54. >> what do we want? >> a contract! >> their contract expired 7 hours ago. now bart workers are on strike in the middle of the morning commute. we have live team coverage on the bart service shutdown just ahead. ,,,,
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turmoil means dublin- pleasanton commute verse to get creative due to the bart strike. they are boarding shuttle buses to take them into west oakland, transferring to buses to head into san francisco. this is one of the four shuttle programs being run by bart from fremont, el cerrito, walnut creek and here at dublin- pleasanton. the rides are free. and bart is so far running about 10 of these buses. first come, first served. you need a ticket to go in and to come back between 3 and 7:00. so far everything running smoothly on the bart shuttle system. live in dublin, kpix 5. >> all right. >> reporter: an update on negotiations, i spoke with bart and i spoke with union workers this morning. still no scheduled talks for today. the major sticking points again are pension, pay, health benefits and safety.
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until both sides can compromise it's going to be 400,000 commuters without a way to get to work. live in oakland, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >> thank you. so was it really bad today? >> the bay bridge is actually seeing improvement in the last 20 minutes or so right there approaching the pay gates. if you are a fastrak user middle lanes are improving. cash track and approaches to the bay bridge are stacked up. highway 24 still backed up from lafayette now all the way in through the macarthur maze and coming down the eastshore freeway. we had a couple of crashes and so that's why traffic is busy from richmond into berkeley. >> mild this morning but hot in the afternoon. 67 degrees in livermore right now. but by the afternoon here come the triple digits especially in the east bay up to 94 degrees in san jose, 104 in fairfield. 92 in redwood city. getting hotter the next couple day, cooling off hopefully by next weekend. wouldn't that be nice? >> it would be. thank you, lawrence. captions by: caption colorado next. have a great day
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