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. new this morning, a south bay business raided overnight. now the feds are getting involved because of something found inside. what police have just told us next. last-ditch efforts under way to try to keep a b.a.r.t. strike from happening. we'll let you know what's being done right now to help the bay area commuters get around the gridlock. google glass banned from a google event. >> right. let's take you live outside from a spanning look over the spectacular bay bridge. actually a little traffic. maybe people hoping to get to work early so they can go home early on this friday, august 27bd. this is "today in the bay." good friday morning. we love to say friday around
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here because it's finally here. just about 4:31. i'm jon kelley. look, ladies and gentlemen, by special demand, very special guest, janelle wang with us. >> it's nice to fill in. laura garcia-cannon is off this morning. >> thanks. she got here early, before i was. >> we started on the first day together two years ago. we finally get to work together. >> finally coming together. here is christina loren with a look at the forecast. >> a round of applause from kron to see janelle wang this morning. we have a great looking day shaping up. 55 degrees to start in livermore, 57 in concord. i'll have your full forecast in just a moment. first we want to get to your drive with mike. >> good morning. i'm over here looking at this one set of flashing lights. construction southbound 880 to mission vul barred. same thing 680 toward mission as well. crews in the overnight
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construction zone right around the b.a.r.t. extension. looking at the south bay maps as well. 880 northbound had an overnight crash, a sig alert and full closure. all lanes now open north 880 as bascom. a little slowing past the scene. there may be crews still on the shoulder. very light traffic. the rest of the south bay, construction north 280 and 85. time is running out. late last night b.a.r.t.'s unions issued a 72-hour notice saying they are ready to walk off the job just before monday's morning. >> what do we want? >> contract. >> what do we want? >> now. >> union members taking to the streets of oakland telling the world they want a contract. both sides are still very far apart on three key issues here, pensions, health care contributions and pay. tom hoff, the lead negotiator for b.a.r.t. management he says he knows for many he is enemy number one. >> you have to pick on somebody
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when you can't talk about the issues, right? >> the two sides return to the negotiating table this morning. it should be around 9:00, at the very same time b.a.r.t. board meeting is set to take place. another meeting between san francisco mayor ed lee and the state's labor secretary. the two will sit down at 10:00 at san francisco city hall. the only item on the agenda, to talk about how san francisco is preparing for the looming b.a.r.t. strike. we're expecting the hear details later today. for the record, there is one person who can stop the workers from striking. governor jerry brown can issue a 60-day cooling off period. neither side asked the governor's office to intervene. back in 1971 mayor gray davis did step up. there are other options. you can try casual car pools. there are 20 locations from fairfield to san francisco. many more will probably pop up
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on monday. san francisco bay ferry says if there is a strike, it will expand the number of boats in service and start running them as early as 5:00 in the morning. many companies are already dealing with the issue telling workers to telecommute instead. for more commuoptions go to there's a link at the top of our home page. if that strike happens and you do have to drive, be sure if you're prepared especially going over the bridges. remember fast track will help you speed through those lengthy toll lines like the ones on the bay bridge we saw during the last track. there is a list of locations where you can buy the fast track tag. once you buy one, make sure you register it immediate will. you can put a credit card down to replenish it or pay cash or check. once you're done registering, mount that fast track tag in
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your car. if a strike does happen, nbc bay area is here for you. on monday morning "today in the bay" will start dove raj at 4:00 a.m. it will continue throughout the day on air and online at it's 4:35 right now. gim roy police along with federal agents raiding an internet cafe that they say is a front for an illegal online gambling operation. that storefront is named liberty pcs, in a strip mall near hecker pass highway and saint theresa boulevard. we twlr as agents and police loaded dozens of boxes into computer trucks. gilroy police say they've been investigating liberty pcs since early spring when undercover agents found gambling was going on inside the bilgd. police say people would buy internet cards and play vegas style games from poker to slot machines, then customers would have the option to cash out or
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get credit. >> they didn't really disclose exactly what they were going to be doing to the city. sure enough, this attracts a large criminal element. >> according to gilroy's xhoout community development director, the business was shut down for one day in february and reopened the next day. oakland place are investigating an overnight crash that killed a motorcyclist near the harbor bridge. officers received the call just before midnight. witnesses tell our photographer on scene just moments after the crash an suv came speeding down the street slamming into one of the cars that stopped to help the motorcyclist. the speeding car flipped, rolled a few times and landed on its roof on top of the motorcyclist killing him. people inside the speeding car tried to run away but police arrived and arrested them. >> when i arrived on the scene the vehicle had actually come to a stop on top of the motorcyclist. there was first aid administered
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to the motorcyclist, but he was pretty up declared deceased on scene. >> police are investigating whether racing and side shows were involved. the man convicted of killing three co-workers at a santa clara startup will be sentenced later today. gene g wah wu will be in court in san jose following his conviction for killing three co-workers back in 2008. you may remember wu walked tint santa clara startup and killed three of the company's executives after he was fired earlier that morning. the 52-year-old now facing life in prison without the possibility of parole. we've learned the former united airlines baggage handler accused of stealing from the luggage of dozens of travelers will be going to jail. george reyes pleaded no contest and was sentenced to six months in jail immediately. police caught reyes after
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receiving complaints from 50 passengers about items missing from their luggage. it's friday and we expect a bit of a warmup today. let's get a check of the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. >> good morning, janelle. hey, jon. we have a five to ten degree warm up depending on where you live t. microclimates making an impact later today. right now uniform temperatures across the bay area. mostly in the 50s. one spot in the upper 40s. that's in wine country where they are harvesting those grapes. temperatures will be warm up to use your ac in some of the warmest cities because we'll lose some of the marine influence we've been enjoying for the past couple days. if you live around the inner bay and through san jose, temperatures staying below average. 79 in san jose, 88 in livermore, 64 in san francisco, so much happening this weekend. the fremont festival, weave got the santa clara county fair. you'll have forecasts for both coming up along with the seven
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day outlook. let's check the drive. good morning, mike. >> good morning. i want to check quickly past the coliseum. we'll skip my live shot and stay here. we'll look at this winding, the flashing lights. a traffic break going on north of the coliseum. looks like they're sending folks north toward the construction zone just past this area. now we'll take you straight to the maps. we're talking about also the southbound direction with slowing. a similar action going on between 5th and 23rd. overnight construction crews there. they are actually on the move. that's why you see the slowdown as there's a traffic break and slower-moving equipment. nothing draw ma tick. you'll find it much more plez yushl once you go through the area. no problems approaching the bay bridge. ashby avenue showing speed coming down. folks hitting the city streets. got to get the coffee places open for everybody. in the south bay the earlier sig alert cleared north 880 as ba basc bascom. you near the green zone and
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we'll get you a look at the peninsula coming up in the next report. back to you. >> thanks so much, mike. it is 4:40. google glass banned at a google event. what one tech blogger is saying this morning. plus we'll talk to you about new claims' questions trags cuts may be putting the bay area at risk. while no one will be charged in a mining accident that trapped 33 miners underground for more than two months. of mobile devices.
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national guard. the 129th rescue wing based out of moffett field normally has six helicopters. two of them are out of commission according to published reports in this morning's mountain view voice. a spokesperson for the 129th says the department of defense ordered work furloughs which are preventing the repairs on one of the helicopters. the other chopper needs to be replaced. how is this for a little irony. a tech blogger says his google glass was ban friday the event hosted by the company who sold him the glass in the first place. russell holly for says he was at the google event when a google representative told him to take the glasses off.
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they told himld not record during the presentation. he says he's been to bars and public restrooms wearing those glasses. this is the first time anyone told him he could not wear it. the energizer bunny unwelcome at one major retailer. plus invaefters keeping a close eye on this morning's monthly jobs report before they decide how to invest today. kayla tausche has a look at all your news before the bell. hi, kayla. >> hi janet. futures in the stock market are flat after stocks closed at record highs thursday on the back of a surprise drop in first-time filings for unemployment and better-than-expected manufacturing data. we're all awaiting the big news of the day. the july jobs report should show another solid month of hiring. forecasts call for rise of 183,000 in company payrolls, though some economists think it could be as high as 200,000. unemployment is expected to tick
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down. the dow rising 128 points to 15,628, the nasdaq adding 49 to 3,675. the energizer stopped going and going at sam's club. walmart's sam's club stopped selling them in favor of energizer. they still offer energizer as well as schick raisers and playtex products. energizer also lost business at family dollar which also shifted to duracell. cleanup continues in jacksonville, florida, after a tornado sweeps right through the city. it touched down yesterday afternoon just creating a big-time mess. wind speeds up to 125 miles per hour knocking down trees and damaging some of the homes there. we can tell you at least one person was hurt.
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actually fortunate it wasn't worse. twisters rarely seen in the jacksonville area, the last one appearing way back in 2004. always a terrifying scene when you see trees snapping and things all over the place. >> we've had some nice weather. a little hazy. but fresh air is finally coming back. >> it is. you're right on. today especially much better air quality. getting a lot of smoke from the fires burning in oregon. our overall flow has shifted. we're not going to see a lot of that today. temperatures in the 50s. 56 in san jose, 55 in livermore, cool ocean breeze out there this morning. that's going to be the case throughout the day today for most of the bay area. we are going to cut it off around the inner bay. if you live out in the tri-valley, getting warm later this afternoon. hey, this is summertime. it's going to be fading quickly. you want to get out there and enjoy it while you still can. i hate to say it. we have showers in the forecast in parts of the bay area as we get into the upcoming weekend. this is what we're talking about, santa clara county fair
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is in town. friday 80s, 83 on saturday, sunday sunday 86 degrees. want to get out there while you k. fair weather for this year's fair. when it comes to these warmer temperatures, 89 on the way to fairfield, 80 in santa ter reese sarks 86 in gilroy. plenty of 70s around the bay. next couple days looks liking this, temperatures are actually going to drop off. this is the warmest day in the next seven days. we'll drop off and wednesday into thursday, i left your temperatures in the 80s for now. might have to take them down through the next couple days. we're watching a system that could bring showers especially to the north bay as we head through the sect half of thursday. we'll keep watching that for you, let you know if things are changing. today a summer-like day, right back to a cooler than average pattern in the bay area for the rest of the week sglend thanks, christina. the united states issuing
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new warnings to its embassies and consulates throughout the muslim world. the state department is telling them to close on sunday due to an unspecified threat. it is possible some of the diplomatic affiliates will stay closed for more than one day. the state department says it is closing the facilities out of an abundance of caution. the state department issued a major warning last year about potential violence connected to the anniversary of the september 11th attacks. you'll represent last september 11 the u.s. consulate in libya was attacked and four americans were killed. prosecutors in chile deciding not to file any charges in the 2010 chilean mine collapse. a prosecutor says the three-year investigation did not produce enough evidence to charge the owners of that mine. the 33 men who were trapped under ground for more than two months in the terrifying situation not too happy about this decision. attorneys for 31 of those
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miners, they say they're planning to review all the information that led to this decision and then they will present their own arguments. boeing's vice president of airplane development won't say whether the next version of the 787 jets will continue to use the same battery. in a speech this morning, he said the company had yet to decide which battery would be used. last year they stood by the integrity of the dream ichber decide the fact that planes were grounded for overheating batteries. flights resumed in april after they redesigned the battery system. dermatologists are saying a growing list of kinds are getting acne before they hit their teens. early onset puberty may be the reason. dermatologists recommend parents with children with pimples should take the over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide product along with a gentle cleanser.
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experts point out ak any generally doesn't clear up overnight and it could take up to three months to notice any real improvement. kids out there, i have hate to break it to you. bad news on a friday. sometimes you have pimples into your 40s. >> 4:50 right now. the peninsula little leaguers setting their sites on a trip to the little league world series. we'll talk to you about the 9-year-old from the bay area whose lemonade stand is getting big-time national attention. we're looking over here, getting attention at the san mateo bridge. they'll get more over the course of this morning. we'll show you the peninsula coming up.
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welcome back everybody. good friday morning for you. in case you forgot, it is friday. that's a good way to jump start your day. giving you a live look at the city by the bay that. is your bay bridge. my co-anchor today, you've probably seen her at 5:00 before, but not 5:00 a.m. it's 5:00 p.m. it's janelle wang. how is this for a booming business makeover. a north bay 9-year-old taking her sweet lemonade stand to the big time. she's going commercial. little vivian harr set up her first stand a year ag gee. today she'll debut a bottled version of it. that's right. her company is called make a stand, raises money to end child slavery, a very good cause here.
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she's already raised more than $100,000 for the cause. vivian says she's hit her fuchbd raising goal, but she's not done as long as child slavery industry exists out there. the bottled version will be called bottles of hope, debuting today at woodlands market in kentfield. get out and give vivian a much well deserved boost. >> little entrepreneur out there. some peninsula little leaguers are ready to start the next step in what they hope will their journey to the little league world series. the belmont all stars are in southern california for the start of the west region tournament. they won the northern california divisional championship and will take on teams from hawaii, utah, arizona and southern california. if they win the west, they head to williamsport, pennsylvania, to play in the little legal world series. bay area pride, let's knock it out of the yard. >> we've had bay area teams make
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it there before. we've got to root for them. let's get a check of our traffic outside. here is mike inouye. >> thank you, thank you. that's always swinging. we're looking toward the peninsula. missing any traffic flow. very good news for 101. that's the look at palo alto. no surprises. the map will show getting on to eastbound 92, construction still there. that could cause slowing that we see east 92 approaching 101. flashing lights, because of the overnight construction. also southbound coming out of san bruno, we have a construction zone as well. a little slowing south of the airport. the north construction looks like it's cleared. we'll follow that on the peninsula as well as the east bay. the castro valley y and the approach to the san mateo bridge, no problem, those are two focal points. a reminder we're talking the potential for a strike. 72-hour notice given. b.a.r.t. is running on time with all trains in service. all mass transit agencies
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reporting no issues. great news as we look at the bay bridge toll plaza. should it happen, we'll be here for you starting at 4:00 a.m. flashing lights in the parking lot. that's a maintenance crews, not a big deal. easy drive down the eastshore freeway. the golden gate bridge, i saw a ship moving through the area. i'm even watching your shipping traffic, folks. right now road warrior style. the rest of the world learning something a lot of bay area owners have known for years. the toyota prius, the most fuel efficient car on the road according to a brand new survey at gas dlooed the prius costing a mere 7.2 cents per mile to ap rate which is about a quarter of what it takes to drive some of those large suvs. might be tight and compact. you get around free-following on the pocket. police break up a brothel at
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a peninsula apartment complex. also filing suit. the city of richmond fighting back against chevron for last year's massive refinery fire.
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1 in 110. i'm jamie mcmurray, and my niece has autism. learn more at >> reporter: good morning. i'm bob redell. we'll take you live to the south bay with an illegal gambling operation police say was being operated out of this strip mall in gilroy. that story coming up. >> reporter: b.a.r.t.'s union workers have given 72 hours notice. i'm christie smith. i'll have the story coming up. for the present, we're looking at the south bay because even though traffic flow is pretty light, i have a new incident that might cause a problem in downtown share. presently comfortable conditions out there. 5 pa in san jose, 55 in livermore. we have a beautiful weekend, first weekend of august.
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it's going to feel like it. your full forecast in just a few moments. a live look outside right now at the bay bridge. clear sailing. but if this b.a.r.t. strike happens, lit be jam packed. which veal all the details. it's friday, august 2nd, 5:00. this is "today in the bay." good morning everyone. happy friday. thanks for joining us. i'm janelle wang in for laura garcia-cannon. >> good morning everybody. i'm jon kelley. we get right to it. on the outside it says liberty pcs. on the inside something illegal was going on that prompted police and federal agents to raid a business in gilroy overnight. we were there when boxes and computers were being carted out of that store in a strip mall on north first street. "today in the bay's" bob redell is live in gilroy this morning. he's there to tell us exactly what this is all about. good morn


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