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city council in a southern n agrees to slash good morning. tuesday, it is july 27. they may have a plan to keep the cops on the streets in oakland. >> they are trying to deal with the budget deficit. they are thinking of a parcel tax on the november ballot $360 a year that they would levy to try to get those police officers back on the force. and the city council of bell in southern california, of which we never heard until we found out the city manager was making $787,000 a year. [ laughter ] >> we'll tell you, there was a city council meeting last night. we'll tell you what they did. >> you have to root for the little fella. this is a calf that said i'm not ready to go to the slaughterhouse so swam and swam and swam. >> until it couldn't swim no
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more. but it's still around. >> let's get you updated on traffic and weather. >> if you are commuting towards hayward big changes and possible delays later on in the morning commute. southbound 880 there is an extra lane between winton and highway 92. and starting this morning, there is going to be separate off-ramps for eastbound and westbound 92 traffic. this is a bad commute spot. it gets backed up this time of the morning so helpfully that will ease the congestion but it may be confusing for drivers. at the bay bridge toll plaza, no problems. easy ride into san francisco. highway 4 the first little bit of slowing on a street to loveridge road through antioch and then speeds pick up at pittsburg, concord and willow pass. that is your traffic. for your forecast, here's tracy. >> hey, thanks, elizabeth. there is some fog along the coast and definitely got some clouds, as well. many of those clouds are low clouds and that's why we do
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have delays at sfo. one-hour delays on arrivals. so the clouds, fog, marine layer have moved farther inland. that's why we have curbed our temperatures. they are not as warm. upper 70s inland it will take a while to get the clouds out of here and for the sunshine to warm everything up. mid-60s around the bay, lower 60s for the coast. we will finally warm up in time for the weekend. >> maybe our hi-5, chopper will be able to fly. >> who are they? >> maybe ymca in oakland? i could be wrong. i'll ask my producer. back to you. >> thank you. getting laid-off oakland police officers back on the job, is what the city is trying to do. but there is a catch. let's go to anne makovec in oakland this morning, where the city council voted last night to put a parcel tax plan on the november ballot.
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not only a paris the tax but several other taxes. here's what the city council passed last night. the council voted 5-3 to put a parcel tax on the november ballot in effect for three years. at $360 for four years it would cost property owners $14 40. also $2 a month for cell phones and an increase in marijuana taxes 10% on recreational use if that's allowed after that november vote. but the most controversial the parcel tax. the council voted 5-3 last night to put it on the ballot. it would be in effect for four years and it's $360 per year. it would cost property owners $1,440. but it could lead to the rehiring of the 80 police officers laid off earlier this month and prevent more than 100 more officers from getting the axe next year. the police officers union is obviously supporting this. they had to agree to some concessions to get measure on the ballot. they get a three-year no layoff guarantee if they pay more into their pensions and if the
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measure passes. >> the only way we can meet their demands of three years no layoffs is if we have a tax that would allow to us do that. >> reporter: but some of those laid-off oakland police officers won't be available anymore. the oakland housing authority police department hired six laid-off oakland police officers. the oakland unified school district police department is in process of hiring three. the hayward pd has hired one, alameda department is in the process of hiring one to three laid-off oakland cops and the contra costa county sheriff's department is hoping to hire several of the laid-off officers. but it isn't releasing specific numbers. same goes for the san mateo police department. now, the police union would have to approve this deal within the next few weeks to make it all official but they got what they wanted, that three-year no layoff guarantee that was the sticking point that thread to the layoffs in the first place. >> thank you, anne makovec in oakland. a second suspect in custody. 24-year-old george hugguins arrested yesterday, investigators believing he is one of the two people who shot and killed 45-year-old jinghong kang in oakland.
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the victim came for a job interview at google. police say that kang had just left the dentist when he was robbed of $17 and shot anyway. a woman believed to be hugguins' girlfriend was arrested over the weekend. police say that 33-year-old althea housley admitted to taking part in the murder and robbery of kang a week ago on sunday. san jose police chief rob davis plans to retire in october. chief davis making that announcement yesterday. the 53-year-old has been police chief for the past six years and served on the san jose pd for a total of 30. that means he can retire with a 90% pension. he told cbs 5's len ramirez he is stepping down with mixed emotions. >> i have been with san jose since i was 12. this is my home. so, yeah, it's a lot of mixed emotions going through me right now in terms of, you know,
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walking away from the full time relationship which i have with this place. but this is like family. >> some civil rights groups criticized davis in recent years with allegations of aggressive tactics and racial profiling by some officers but days of also made san jose the first major city in the nation to post detailed crime data on the internet. he was also one of the first police chiefs to issue tasers to all officers. san francisco's police officer has a new way to deal with nonviolent crime have civilians deal with the problems. the police chief is going to save money and free up officers to focus on more serious crimes. 15 civilians will be trained to collect evidence, conduct interviews and take pictures of crime scenes. >> anyone can apply. the retired police officers are more than welcome to apply. these positions will be full time positions. those who apply if they are retired police officers that
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have experience would be great, but it is open to everybody. >> the civilian pilot program starts in january. the step-grandfather of a toddler killed by pit bulls is now charged with felony child endangerment. steven hayashi who owned five pit bulls is charged with allowing a vicious animal to be at large in the death of 2-year- old jacob bisbee of concord last week. in court he asked to address the court in spite of the judge's warning about possible self-incrimination. >> i wasn't there. if i was there, i would have prevented that to happen because i always take care of him in the mornings. >> if convicted, hayashi faces six years in prison. he will be back in court to enter a plea on august 5. the backlash was intense last night at a city council meeting in the los angeles suburb of bell. >> shame on you! all of you! >> those citizens are outraged
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over the high salaries of several city officials. last night, city council members voted unanimously to reduce their annual salaries to $8,000 most of them had been making $100,000 a year. last week the uproar forced the resignations of three city officials including the city manager who was make $787,000 a year. and this is what, a city with 16% unemployment? >> yeah. >> state attorney general jerry brown says he subpoenaed hundreds of records from the city for his own investigation. a discovery and a search. >> coming up, the body of a missing american sailor is discovered in afghanistan while soldiers continue to search for another sailor being held captive. and as bp's chief executive officer steps aside, protestor shut down 50 bp stations in london. tell you how greaters disrupted business there. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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is now confirmed dead. that is the word from a nato official who told "associated press" the sailor's body has been recovered. that was confirmed in colorado by the family of 30-year-old justin mcnelly. the search continues for the other sailor. the taliban have said that he is in a safe place where he will not be found. they were reported missing on friday after an armored suv was seen driving into a taliban- held area of eastern afghanistan. tony hayward is on his way out. this morning, bp made it official. it's ceo is stepping down effective october 1. hayward came under fire for comments he has made about the gulf oil leak. hayward might, though, be getting a new job with bp in russia at more than a million dollars a year. robert dudley that man, will be the new bp boss, the first american to hold the position. he almost got the job three years ago but lost out to tony hayward. greenpeace says it is
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southbound 680 approaching geary road in walnut creek three middle lanes blocked accident with a garbage truck. the kcbs phone force tells us traffic is jammed from 242, emergency crews on scene now. so watch out for a lot of slow traffic there.
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once you get past geary, traffic is moving fine near the 24 end change and continues to move well through lafayette towards the caldecott tunnel. so we'll continue to watch it. they may issue a traffic alert if they are not able to clear that soon. big changes for commuters through hayward near the 880-92 interchange always a problem spot for commuters. they have been doing a lot of roadwork in the area. morning there is an extra lane and off-ramps. lots of changes. hopefully it will help congestion. right now signs are up no delays towards the san mateo bridge. crossing the span, foggy, 13 minutes in all lanes between hayward and the peninsula. so it looks good. doing more bridge checks for you. at the bay bridge, so far no metering lights. and really no delay heading into san francisco. though just before i got on air
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i did hear about a new injury crash on city streets in san francisco near bryant and embarcadero. san francisco police department is handling that. that is your traffic. let's check your forecast with tracy. >> thank you, elizabeth. so our forecast tuesday morning, here we are looking out toward the bay bridge and you know what? it's going to be another cloudy start to our day. daily planner, clouds along the coast and in the bay and well inland. and because of all those clouds and they are pretty low, we have arrival delays at sfo around an hour. for the afternoon still expecting clouds along the coastline. mix of sun and clouds around the bay and unseasonably cool temperatures. and unseasonably cool inland today, sun and clouds, more clouds to the north but south and east bay locations expecting mostly sunny skies. hard to believe though considering the temperatures close to 20 degrees below average in parts of the east bay. so today around midday noon we are expecting the clouds to slowly push out. that will be east bay and south bay and we will experience
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temperatures warming up for both location but still also expecting just a few clouds in there along the bay and as well for the coastline. temperatures lower to the mid- 70s in fairfield, concord and livermore. mid-60s in oakland, 70 in fremont, 75 in san jose. 59 in monterey with a mix of sun and clouds. 95 in redding, 80 sacramento, 93 fresno, 79 lake tahoe with a chance of afternoon thunderstorms, and also a chance of thunderstorms in yosemite with a daytime high in the lower 90s. seven-day forecast, another cool day on tap for wednesday, and we are warming up toward the end of the workweek and those temperatures are a lot closer to seasonal. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> thank you. a plan to restore oakland's police jobs will be on the
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november ballot. this is a parcel tax, $360 per parcel per year for four years. police would also agree to pay more into their pension plans. san jose police chief rob davis is retiring. he announced that yesterday. he will turn in his badge in october. the 53-year-old has been chief of the san jose police department for the past 6 years. has been with the department, though, for 30 years. and public outrage has forced city council members to take paycuts in the los angeles suburb of bell. they voted last night to reduce their annual salaries to $8,000, most of them had been making $100,000 a year. last week three of the city officials quit including the city manager, who was making $787,000 a year. tesoro has agreed to pay a fine of more than $350,000 for air quality violations covering 44 violations at the golden
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eagle refinery in martinez. the offenses include excessive emissions of carbon monoxide particulate pollution, and also a failure to fix some leaking tanks. the bay area air quality management district identified those violations over a period from 2006 to 2008. the money will go into the air district's general fund and will help pay for refinery enforcement and other programs. 6:21. want to be in the movies? >> you can. you can. there is a film -- there is a movie being filmed over at the oakland coliseum right now. >> you can be an extra. and swimming away from the slaughterhouse. we have the survival of a courageous calf, at least we think it's courageous. ,,,,,,
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[ ding ] cloudy skies in pacifica today with a high of 60 degrees. mix of sun and clouds around san francisco. 62 today. 64 in alameda. and plenty of sunshine in pleasant hill and in dublin. it wasn't that many years ago that the bay area had a
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consistent contender in major league baseball. the oakland as of 2002, remember? they inspired the book, money ball, by michael lewis, which is now being made into a major motion picture. some of the stuff they're getting ready -- putting it up... this is filming under way at the coliseum, and there is a casting call. if you would like to be an extra in the film, for details on how to register, go to cbs5.com and click on "newslinks." as for the casting of billy beane, he is going to be played by brad pitt. and phillip seymour hoffman is playing manager art howe. >> jonah hill the young kid who has been in so many hit movies is playing paul depodesta but it's about the oakland as and how they took a team where they didn't have a lot of money, i guess, and they basically looked kind of at the statistics and --
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>> they look at things differently than the managers did. >> exactly. and they would find a couple of players who really all around would sort of get in under the radar and put them on the team and did very well. there is a calf in romania that swam for hours after falling off a boat, a fall that probably saved his life. >> the calf being transported to the slaughterhouse when he got lucky and fell into the water. so he just swam and swam until some lifeguards found him and helped him to shore. he is now being cared for by a vet. >> feisty, too. >> says he is slowly recovering. the new caretakers hope to keep him on a farm away from the slaughterhouse, at least until he fattens up. they say many people have called to claim the animal but nobody has the papers to prove it. earlier we told you the oakland city council has put a measure on the november ballot for a parcel tax to hire back
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the police officers that got laid off which brings us to our question of the day: would you be willing to pay an extra $360 a year to have more police officers patrol your communities? "the city needs to learn how to budget the city funds like everyday people. instead of always going to the property taxpayers for money, why don't they do something to help bring businesses to oakland to increase the monies they receive in sales tax and payroll tax? " david says, "yes. he likes it. he likes the idea. less than a dollar a day? let's keep our streets safe." and another david, david wong, says no, because if they actually did their jobs like writing tickets for the fools who drive 40 in 25-mile-an- hour zones, they would generate lots of revenue already. >> david a little feisty early this morning. david is one of those guys you will see in the fast lane going 50. >> that's not true.
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he probably lives in a neighborhood where they zoom through and is worried about the kids. i can see his point. >> absolutely. coming up elected official in southern california town slash their salaries after some citizens confront them at a meeting. you just heard our question of the day but it's all going to be up to the people of oakland. coming up, we'll tell you exactly what the city council voted on last night and what's going to be on the ballot in november. and we already have delays of the bay bridge. got a stalled a.c. transit bus on the upper deck and the metering lights are on. a full look at your morning commute coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,
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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. caption colorado, l.l.c. good morning. it is tuesday, the 27th of july. >> special day, isn't it? >> yes, it is. it is take your pants for a walk day. >> what goss that mean. does that mean? >> i have no idea. i have to figure out where we get these from. take your pants for a walk day. >> maybe it means you need to exercise. it will be a good day to exercise? >> i don't know how you celebrate take your pants for a walk day. i'm wearing a skirt. so obviously i didn't know. i didn't get the card. at the bay bridge toll plaza, you know, the metering lights are turned on a lot earlier than we have seen in a while. the problem is a stalled a.c. transit bus. they have been cycling through
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the metering lights pretty slowly so we have backups in almost all lanes backed up to the lanes. bridge crews will hopefully clear it soon. those are bigger backups than we have seen in a couple of weeks. also new problem spot in walnut creek we have been following southbound 680 approaching geary road. three middle lanes remain blocked. this is an accident involving a garbage truck. this is getting a lot of calls from the phone force on this one telling us traffic is back up now beyond highway 242. ambulance and tow trucks were needed for this one. so bay bridge and walnut creek are two slow spots now. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. >> hey, thanks, elizabeth. well, we have been talking about how it doesn't feel like summertime. let take a look at some of the temperatures. the unseasonably cool temperatures. average daytime high in concord, 90 degrees. 83 in santa rosa. let's take a look. today, 20 degrees below average in concord with a high temperature of 70 degrees.
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66 in santa rosa. 17 degrees below average. 10 degrees below average in san jose. and 7 degrees below average in san francisco. all that being said, just when do we plan on warming up? well, not tomorrow. thursday we'll gradually begin to warm up. but you won't really feel the difference until the weekend gets here. that's when we'll have more seasonal highs expected for saturday and also for sunday. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> thank you. there is a new plan now to save police jobs in oakland. but it's going to cost the people who live there if it's approved. anne makovec is there in oakland where voters will decide whether to pay a special paris parcel tax. >> reporter: a lot of people are so horrified with the fact that they have been losing police officers here in oakland that some of the citizens i have talked to said they would be willing to pay to keep those officers but come november, will they be willing to put their money where their mouths are?
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that is the big question. here's what the city council here in oakland decided lastnight. the parcel tax tax we have been talking about. also a telephone tax including $2 a phone line including cell phones and an increase in marijuana taxes, 10% on recreational use if that is allowed after that november vote. the most controversial though, that parcel tax. the council voted 5-3 to put it on the ballot. it would be in effect for four years and at $360 per year it would cost property owners a total of $1,440. it could lead to the rehiring of the 80 police officers laid off earlier this month and prevent more than 100 more officers from layoffs next year.
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thee union is obviously supporting it. they had to agree to some concessions to get this measure on the ballot. they get a three-year no layoff guarantee if they pay more into their pensions and if the measure passes. >> if it does pass, then we'll have enough funding to guarantee in a we won't have to lay them off over the next two years. then they are feeling confident they can pay the 9% because they will have that guarantee for the three years. >> reporter: but, they may not be able to get all the same officers back. the oakland housing authority police department has already hired six of the laid-off oakland police officers. the oakland unified school district department is in the process of hiring three. the hayward pd hired one. the alameda department is in the process of hiring one to three laid-off oakland cops. the contra costa county sheriff's department is hoping to hire several laid-off oakland officers but isn't releasing specific numbers on that. same goes for the san mateo police department. but they did get what they have been wanting, that three-year no layoff guarantee. john. >> anne, thank you. anne makovec in oakland this morning. oakland policeholdingg two suspects. 24-year-old george hugguins was
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arrested yesterday. investigators believe he is one of these two suspects. who shot and killed 45-year-old jinghong kang after robbing him of $17. that was sunday night july 18. a woman believed to be hugguins' girlfriend was arrested over the weekend. police say that 33-year-old althea housley admitted to taking part in the murder and robbery of kang. she was identified by someone who recognized the surveillance video. san jose police chief rob davis plans to retire in october. he announced it yesterday. the 53-year-old has been police chief for the past six years. he has served in the department for a total of 30 years, which means he can retire with a 90% pension. he told cbs 5's len ramirez he is stepping down with mixed emotions. >> i have been with san jose since i was 12. this is my home. so, yeah, it's a lot of mixed emotions going through me right now in terms of, you
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know, walking away from the full-time relationship which of this place. but this is like family. >> some civil rights groups criticized davis in recent years with allegations of aggressive tactics and racial profiling by some officers but days of also made san jose the first major city in the nation to post detailed crime data on the internet. he was also one of the first police chiefs to issue tasers to all officers. it's an effort to reduce injuries to officers and suspects. some billions will be doing some work for san francisco police next year. chief george gascon will try it for six months starting in january. civilians will respond to nonviolent crimes in a pilot program to save money and free up officers to focus on more serious crimes. 15 civilians will be trained to collect evidence, conduct interviews and take pictures of crime scenes. >> anyone can apply. the retired police officers are more than welcome to apply.
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they will be full-time positions and those people that apply if they are retired police officers that have experience would be great. but it is open to everybody. >> chief gascon had a similar program in mesa, arizona. it has meant a 40% reduction in the workload for sworn police officers. the step-grandfather of a toddler killed by pit bulls is charged with felony child endangerment. steven hayashi, who owned five pit bulls, also charged with allowing a vicious animal to be at large in the death of 2-year- old jacob bisbee. this happened in concord last week. in court yesterday, hayashi had asked to address the court in spite of the judge's warning about possible self- incrimination. >> i wasn't there. if i was there, i would have prevented that to happen because i always take care of him in the mornings. >> if convicted, hayashi faces six years in prison.
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he will be back in court to enter a plea on august 5. the backlash was intense last nights at a city council meeting in the los angeles suburb of bell. >> shame on you and all of you! >> it's over the high salaries of several officials. last night city council members voted unanimously to reduce their annual salaries to $8,000. most of them had been making $100,000 a year for part-time jobs. last week it forced the resignation of three city officials including a city manager, who was making $787,000 a year. state attorney general jerry brown announced yesterday he has subpoenaed hundreds of records from the city. it is 6:39. downtown san jose is the electric car capital of the nation at least for this week. matt bigler is in downtown at
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kcbs radio's silicon valley bureau. hi, matt. >> reporter: hi. >> when are we going to see that? we were talking earlier, nissan, chevy, they have entries, too? so all the electric cars, huh? >> reporter: yeah. there's a lot of new electric cars coming on the market from a lot of the major manufacturers and even manufacturers right here in silicon valley. i'm sure you're both aware of tesla's all electric roadster and rolling out an all electric sedan in the next few years. this is all hang at the plug-in 2010 conference at the san jose convention center just around the block from where we are. it's a gathering of one of the world's largest gatherings of the electric vehicle manufacturers and the utilities that are going to provide the electricity as well as the people who are building these charging stations that are going to be rolled out around cities across the u.s. that's one of the things that's being talked about because one of the big challenges with electric cars is where do you plug them in? sure, at home but sometimes
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your car has to charge overnight for a full charge. they have these charging stations that can give you a fast charge if you plug them in but it's sort of like a catch- 22. one of the experts that i'm including in my radio story this morning says electric cars are a catch-22 because people don't want to buy them until they know there are places to plug them in but you can't build places to plug them in until there are enough cars on the road to warrant that type of investment in technology. quick note about the conference. the convention center is open free to the public starting at 5:30 tonight. if you want to check the next generation plug-in electric vehicles, you can do that starting at 5:30. i'm matt bigler live in san jose for cbs 5. >> thank you. home prices starting to inch up wards. we'll have the latest financial news when we come back. >> and another bay area county is considering a smoking ban today. the restrictions that could be placed on contra costa residents. ,,
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carve one up today. crank up the flavor at subway. changes and confusion for drivers commuting through hayward near the 880-92 interchange. starting this morning for the morning commute, there is an extra lane on southbound 880 from winton down to highway 92 and separate off-ramps to eastbound and westbound 92.
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so far, it seems to actually be improving the commute a bit. the message signs are up. it backs up in the area. they have been doing roadwork for quite a while. watch out for that towards the san mateo bridge. it actually looks good across the span still though between hayward and the peninsula so we are watching that especially as the commute gets under way. much better news in walnut creek though it remains slow, the three middle lanes blocked due to this accident involving garbage truck. all lanes are clear. things are recovering. 35 miles per hour, looks like it's backing up on southbound 242. once you get past geary, it looks like things improve near the 680/24 interchange in walnut creek and continues to move well all the way through the macarthur maze. they did have to activate the metering lights early at the bay bridge. there was a stalled a.c. transit bus now cleared interrupter deck. but they had to cycle through the metering lights slowly and that caused our backups. right now it's backed up to the end of the parking lot in all lanes. that is your traffic. for your forecast, here's
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tracy. >> hey, thanks, elizabeth. forecast for this morning, we have a lot of clouds out there. there is san jose. cloudy skies in the south bay. more clouds at the coast as well as around the bay. here's a look at the daily planner. temperatures in the 50s this morning and we do have some delays on arrivals at sfo around one hour. this afternoon, sunshine well inland, mix of sun and clouds around the bay, cool and cloudy for the coast with temperatures ranging from the upper 50s to the upper 70s. yeah, it's going to be chilly. here's why. this is a look at the fog product. it predicts what will be happening with the fog and the low clouds through the morning and we finally clear out for the east bay around 11 a.m. to noon. and with that late day clearing we'll have cooler conditions in the east as well as the south bay and also still expecting a fair amount of clouds around the bay and along the coastline. temperatures mid-60s in santa rosa, lower 60s in san rafael,
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66 in vallejo, 65 in oakland, 60 in pacifica, and the 70s, these should be in the 90s but today the 70s. 72 in fairfield, 70 in concord, 75 in livermore and san jose. chance of showers and thunderstorms in lake tahoe with the high near 80. chance of showers and thunderstorms in yosemite with a high in the lower 90s. sunshine in fresno but cooler than average, 93 in fresno, 80 in sacramento, 95 in redding. 59 in monterey with a mix of sun and clouds. 88 degrees in ukiah and 60 degrees in eureka. seven-day forecast, it's cool today, it's cool tomorrow. but we will eventually warm up. just got hang in there a while. we'll see more seasonal highs in time for the weekend. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> thank you. the bay area has become a hotter-than-average housing market. prices here growing a lot faster than in other major metro areas. here now jason brooks with kcbs
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and cbsmoneywatch.com. so we're faring pretty well, aren't we? >> reporter: good morning. we are seeing very significant increases in prices according to the s&p kay schiller index. compared to may have last year, the bay area saw an 18.3% increase in prices. the next best was san diego, at just over 12%. prices coming back much better here, although if you look at what was selling last year at that time, it was a lot of short sales and foreclosures in the more inland areas of the bay area. those are simply cheaper houses so the prices have been brought up by some more expensive homes selling around san francisco, santa clara, marin, areas like that. overall, the market was up about 4.6% for those 20 markets. not that bad but prices will be pressured going forward because the federal tax credits have expired and the job market continues to struggle. stock market going for a fourth straight winning day. very strong. the dow it up over 400 over
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the past few days. earnings very strong from companies like lockheed martin, valero and dupont. the dow is up by 21, nasdaq up by 4, s&p gaining 2. couple of tech ceos topping the list when it comes to the most well compensated ceos over the past decade according to the "wall street journal." oracle's larry ellison at the top at $1.8 billion in compensation. steve jobs of apple coming in fourth at $748 million. at least shareholders of those two companies can feel good. shares of oracle tripled and apple is 12 times the value during that time. not all the other ceos on that well compensated list doing that well for their companies. dell's michael dell is 12th and about $450 million. but his company's shares have dropped 66% during that time. >> jason, thank you very much. >> thanks, guys.
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>> jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. contra costa county supervisors today will consider clearing the air around apartments and condominiums. they are looking at an ordinance that would ban smoking on balconies, on decks, on patios, and porches, and in carports. smoking would also be banned inside apartment and condos in complexes that are built after this year. landlords would have to include the smoking restrictions in all new leases, as well. the ordinance would apply to all buildings with at least four units in unincorporated parts of contra costa county. earlier we told you that the oakland city council has put a measure on the november ballot for a parcel tax so they can hire back those 80 police officers that they had to let go and that brings us to our question of the day, would you be willing to pay an extra $360 a year to have more police
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officers patrol your community? . >> sandra says absolutely not. we pay enough taxes as it is and we are feeling the economic crunch. why shouldn't they? >> paul forever green emailed us, it appears to me that the oakland police union is running a protection racket on the citizens of oakland. >> abe says not as long as anyone in the fleet including the chief of police is making more than 100k per year. let's see what's coming up a little later on on "the early show." harry smith joins from us new york. how are you? >> good morning. >> were you talking about that story before from contra costa county? >> yes. >> smoking restrictions. >> yeah. >> well, that was one of the answers in the "new york times" crossword puzzle yesterday. >> was it? did not know that. >> just wanted to let you know that. >> did you get it? of course. but i don't remember what the clue was. anyway. can i tell you what's coming up on the broadcast this morning? you have heard a little about the leaks or two or three or
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some thousands and thousands wikileaks? all this information out there is very interesting because none of it is particularly new but it is very graphic and it really tells the story of how difficult a fight it is over there in afghanistan. people at the pentagon are not pleased and we are going to speak to a pentagon spokesman at the tomorrow of the show. plus her family didn't know she was a live. we are going to talk to abby gara's aunt who still hasn't heard an explanation for the mix-up. we'll hear from the family also this morning of the young girl who they thought was alive and realized has died. we'll get the latest on that. our dream job series kicks off this morning with our own julie chen testing her culinary skills at french laundry with thomas keller. how about that. >> i'll tell you how about that. she apparently was at french
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laundry and didn't invite us! [ laughter ] but then again, harry wasn't invited, either. >> we'll see how that goes. all that and a lot more. >> thank you. 6:53. a bay area police officer is retiring. the latest headlines when we come back. >> plus, we'll show you a man who sang for 80 hours and the celebration his town gave him after his feat. check of today's top stories: the oakland city council last,,,
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let's take a check of today's top stories. the oakland city council last night putting three tax measures on the november ballot. one is a $360 per year parcel tax that would restore police jobs that were recently cut. police union leaders agreed to some concessions to get that plan on the ballot. san jose police chief rob davis is retiring. he announced yesterday he will turn in his badge in october. the 53-year-old has been chief of the san jose police
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department for the past six years. overall, has been with the department for three decades. and public outrage has forced city council members to take paycuts in the los angeles suburb of bell. they voted last night to reduce their annual salaries to $8,000, most of them making $100,000 a year for a part-time job. last week, three city officials quit, including the city manager, who was making $787,000 a year. out to fremont now. northbound 880 at mary avenue, one center lane blocked due to a crash there. slow towards newark. walnut creek an accident cleared from lanes approaching geary. you can see the tow truck symbol there. but it remains really slow from 242 and even past the accident scene down to the 24 interchange where we have a live traffic camera. at the bay bridge toll plaza, you know, traffic is improved quite a bit approaching the pay gates. the metering lights remain on. they had to turn them on a
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little early because of a stall on the upper deck but right now it's just backed to you. mid lot in all lanes. that is your traffic. for your forecast, here's tracy. >> hey, thanks, elizabeth. here we go. here's a look outside the transamerica building, plenty of clouds out there this morning again. forecast for today clouds at the coast again. lower 60s. lower 60s around the bay and the upper 70s inland. these temperatures well below average, folks. also for wednesday. thursday, friday, saturday, sunday and monday, yeah, we finally start to warm up. where's my halleluia, john? >> halleluia! [ laughter ] >> you will finally start to feel temperatures that are more like what the bay area typically feels like this time of the year. at&t park sent in by robin, beautiful weather and the giants win. i wish i could make it look like that today. but if you have a photo go to cbs5.com/connect. >> good deal.
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in this age of short attention spans, look, a shining. >> one rock and roll band is scoffing at logic. they have record what they claim is the longest single ever downloaded. ♪ [ music ] >> we're nearly out of time. [ laughter ] >> so we can't play the entire 43 minutes. the band is from britain, called the hoosiers. they have asked for verses for the song. the song is called "choices." this guy in india singing for 80 hours hoping to break a guinness world record. we don't have the name of his song but he was able to take a 15-minute break every four hours. [ foreign name ] surpassed the previous record of 76 hours but no

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