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wednesday, juggle 28. big fires in tehachapi in southern california. dozens of homes destroyed, evacuations order. we just heard from a reporter, 0% containment. there are a couple of east bay cities that want more of your money. they have decided to put a sales tax increase on the november ballot to help deal with their budget problems. and today, caltrans begins installing the 500-foot tower that will be the centerpiece of the new bay bridge. anne makovec will be along to tell us all about it. >> yes. she will. [ laughter ] >> i'm sorry. >> but first, i'm sure tolls will be going up by the time they open that puppy. you know? >> speak of the bay bridge, we can show you a live traffic camera of the bay bridge show you how things are moving right now approaching the pay gates. small delays in some of the right hand cash lanes. but no big problems as you cross the upper deck. the metering lights remain off but yeah, we'll have more about that suspension tower going up. it shouldn't cause any extra
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troubles for the morning commute. i think construction begins around 10 or 11:00 this morning. out to the golden gate, where everything is great here. gosh, that's a pretty shot. >> yeah. >> no fog out there. nice drive across the span. and in the south bay, we are still seeing top speeds heading out of downtown. that is your traffic. let's check your forecast with lawrence. >> there is no true fog out there this morning. you're right. we have low clouds extending onshore but those clouds up above the surface so we have those low clouds moving into the interior valleys, partly cloudy temperatures in the 50s and the 60s around the bay area this morning. low clouds this afternoon at the coastline and plenty of sunshine in the valleys, temperatures cooler than average. some place warming up to 90 inland coming up, keeping you cool at the coast with 50s and 60s. >> thank you. back to you. a state of emergency in kern county because of two fires that have burned dozens
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of homes. the west fire near the town of tehachapi has charred 30 homes, another 150 threatened. fire crews have been working all night to try to save homes. the fire started yesterday afternoon and grew quickly in strong winds. one man says he lost everything, including his animals. >> my barn burned to the ground. my bunkhouse burned to the ground. my boat and cars and trucks and everything i own. >> there is no official word on the cause of the fire but george, the man you just saw, tells "tehachapi news" it was started by three men using a grinder to cut metal in grass. voters in antioch will decide this fall whether to raise the city's sales tax by a half cent. city council voted last night to put that measure on the ballot in hopes of easing antioch's budget woes. it was a packed house at city hall as many people objected to the idea.
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but city leaders say if the measure doesn't pass deeper budget cuts would be necessary including police officer layoffs. >> the city is facing a $4 million shortfall in the next fiscal year. so unless we find a revenue source now, we are laying off a lot of cops next year. >> if approved, the higher sales tax would take effect july 1 of next year and last for eight years and early this morning, the antioch city council rejected a proposal touted as another way to generate revenue. it was a request by wal-mart to expand its store on lonetree way into a supercenter. voters in concord will also decide on a sales tax increase in november. the city council there gave the go-ahead to a ballot measure last night. if approved, concord's half- cent sales tax hike would expire after five years. supporters say it's needed to prevent severe cuts and layoffs. concord's budget deficit is $5 million.
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san francisco supervisors have approved a project to transform hunters point naval shipyard into a new waterfront community. it will take up 702 acres on the abandoned base. it calls for more than 10,000 residential units and 300 acres of open space. and there are also plans for retail and entertainment facilities as well as commercial space designed for green technology projects. last night's 10-1 vote was a victory for supervisor sophie max well and mayor gavin newsom. they both have pushed the redevelopment project for years. the tower section of the new east bay bridge is on track. anne makovec explains. >> it's a historic moment. i'm in front of the bay bridge, that's yerba buena island over there oakland on the other side. there's been a crane, floating crane, over there working until february doing pre-assembly work ready to lift the first piece of
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what's expected to be an iconic tower in a few hours from now the beginnings of a new bay bridge landmark is about to take shape. here's an animation of what's going to happen over the next several weeks. the tower will be built from multiple legs. the first will be put into place at around 12:30 today. each leg weighs over 1,000 tons and stands more than 150 feet tall. the tower itself will be 525 feet tall rising at the end of yerba buena island. from it, cables will loop down hold the bridge's two side-by- side roads. >> stayed is history in the making. it's the first piece of our tower going into place. we are lifting 1200 tons of steel on the water so there is a big engineering challenge. but it's a good day. it's the beginning of an icon being formed. >> reporter: and these are some shots we took from
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chopper 5 last night partially for historical purposes because this area of the bay will never look the same. the new span has been in the works since 1997. the old bridge was damaged in the loma prieta earthquake. the project should be finished by 2013. and it could be open to traffic in late 2013 or 2014. i'm going to be joined live by the spokesman for the bay bridge coming up in the next half hour. so if you have any questions that you would like plea to ask him, you can go ahead and email those to >> that's a good idea. we were just -- sydnie and i were commenting, anne, that you need to -- they have been working on this for 20-some years, you know? >> we were around but anne wasn't. [ laughter ] >> so -- >> reporter: well, the actual plan started forming in 1997 and hopefully it's going to be fished by 2013 but a lot has changed about the plan in the years from the actual design to
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the price tag which has raised significantly. now it's $6.3 billion. >> they were even arguing over which way they wanted to come in on to yerba buena island. >> i know. the design and the direction... definitely the price tag, though. we know that. all right, anne. >> reporter: that's going to hurt but it's going to be beautiful it sounds. >> thanks, anne, anne makovec on treasure island this morning. >> she is going to come back here and smack you, you know! >> day 100 and counting. up next, the cautious optimism as crews continue to work on capping and cleaning up the oil leak in the gulf of mexico. also, the house has approved more funding for the war in afghanistan. who the president relied on to get that measure passed. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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to help avoid dental problems i give patients act restoring mouthwash. act kills germs, restores minerals strengthens enamel. act restoring-- for strong teeth act now. deadly explosion led to a massive oil leak in the gulf o good morning. a stall on the nimitz freeway in oakland is taking awhile to clear. it's near fruitvale avenue. we'll let you know if that's causing delays plus check mass transit. your traffic report in six minutes. >> we'll see you then. it is 6:10. it's been 100 days now since a deadly explosion led to the massive oil leak in the gulf of mexico and it's affecting bp's bottom line. yesterday, the company announcing it had a record $17 billion quarterly loss. american bob dudley was just
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named to take over as chief executive. bp also announcing plans to sell $30 billion in assets and has set aside more than $32 billion to cover costs from the oil leak. the u.s. government says a relief well needed to permanently plug the leak could be completed as soon as august 7. on capitol hill, the house has approved more funding for the u.s. military build-up in afghanistan. the war funding bill had been delayed for weeks as democrats and republicans battled over additional money for domestic programs. the pared-back $59 billion measure passed yesterday by a 308-114 vote. the most notable division was among democrats. president obama sought the funding but many democrats oppose the bill. the president had to rely on republican votes to get it approved. former bay area congresswoman ellen tauscher has cancer.
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she says it's early stage esophogeal cancer and the prognosis is good. the 58-year-old is now undergoing an aggressive treatment regimen. she represented the walnut creek area on capitol hill for 14 years. she now has a high level position in the u.s. state department. in a memo she says she will keep working as much as possible during her treatment. 6:12. they are called camcorders in your pocket. >> coming up, brian tong from cnet will show us the latest in that technology. we have some fog showing unaround the bay area today. looking good inland, though, as you have some clear skies up on the mountains, some fog down below, though. when it will clear out. we'll talk about it coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,
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our pocket. bria good morning. we'll start off in oakland where we have had a stall, block the off-ramp for 20 minutes, southbound 880 approaching fruitvale. watch out for that. chp is on scene but one right lane is blocked. our closest camera is near the coliseum. and everything is actually looking great through here. the taillights, that's northbound traffic heading up towards high street. that stretch of 880 between 238 and the maze, 15 minutes still in either direction for north- and southbound 880. your ride into san francisco looks good. coming up along the peninsula, we have a camera near
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candlestick. taillights moving northbound. very quiet up towards hospital curve and into downtown san francisco. this is our slow spot, no surprise. highway 4, speeds really slow especially around a street, continuing towards loveridge, then speeds improve. no accidents, just the usual congestion on 4 as well as 580 out of the altamont pass. i just checked, 17 minutes is your drive time in those westbound lanes of 580 from the altamont pass to 680 and the dublin interchange. mass transit is all running on time, except for once again possible delays for a.c. transit riders. remember our radio partners, kcbs 740-am and 106.9-fm. that's your traffic. here's lawrence with your forecast. >> all right. checking around the weather around the bay area today, elizabeth, we have some low clouds that stretch well onshore today. out toward the beach we go, not many people out there probably not going to see a whole lot of sunshine at the coast although yesterday they snuck in some sunshine, the first time in quite a while. still, looks like things will be gray out along the coastline today so yeah, heading out the
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door this morning, cool clouds continuing well inland today. partly cloudy skies there. even inside the bay and delays now at sfo of 45 minutes. temperatures in the 50s and 60s around the bay area. this afternoon, of course, that's going to break up and move back towards the coast so mostly sunny spots inland and temperatures cooler than normal running 5 to 15 degrees below average. 70s and 80s inland, 60s and 70s inside the bay and only 50s and 60s at the coast. so low clouds and fog, you bet, plenty of it extending well inland today and it's going to start to break up through the middle of the morning and by the afternoon lots of sunshine in most spots except at the coast we're there. we'll keep things cool and temperatures mainly in the 50s and 60s. but around the state you will still find warmer weather about 95 degrees in fresno, 86 and cool in sacramento. high country about 93 degrees in yosemite. so locally temperatures down just somewhat. 50s and 60s coastside, 70s and 80s inside the bay. maybe creeping up into the low 80s into places like brentwood and antioch, you're looking at
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70s toward the tri-valley and concord and 60s into berkeley, oakland, alameda. north bay temperatures in the 60s and 70s. looking over the next few days, we are going to see high pressure building back into the bay area. temperatures warming up a few degrees probably near 930 in some of the warmest spots inland by saturday and sunday, fairly cool at the coast with 50s and 60s. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> thank you. [ laughter ] you can hear them already. they're small, not brian. [ laughter ] >> they can fit in your pocket. we are talking about the little what are we -- camcorders. brian tong is here. remember big camcorders that you stuck on your shoulder to take pictures of kids with film? look how small they are. >> these are pocket camcorders very popular like the top sellers on amazon. so i wanted to show you guys some of the stuff that's out
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there. everyone knows about the flip, right? the flip minnow hd starts off at 199 and popular because it's sleek and fits in your pocket. >> from a year ago i had one and this one is a lot smaller than the one i had from a year ago. >> this is hd video. it's not as clean as the high quality hd video that we see with the over the shoulder camera. >> but still better than -- >> it looks good, right? >> very tiny. fits in your pockets. >> this one is the popular guy. next up we have kodak. people may not think of kodak as a video camera company but this is the kodak v i8 and although it is bigger and bulkier than the flip, i like this better because it has a larger screen on the back. the flip has a 2." this is 2.5". also, this shoots up to 1080 video with a plug-in. it's the highest quality video resolution currently that you
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can get. also, it has a plug-in for a mic and macro focus. >> what kind of optics are they putting in? >> i'm not sure exactly what the camera lens that they are using. it has all the auto focus and adjusting for brightness. these cameras have only a 2x or 3x zoom so not much but made for portability. the youtube generation. >> if you want to take that kid's first step or falling off the bicycle or -- >> you guys have one of these? >> yeah. what are the price ranges on those? >> this one starts at 199 goes up to 229 the flip. the kodak starts at 179. >> kodak got into this late but they are trying to catch up. >> obviously they need to work on their form factor a little bit. i don't know what you think. but at the end of the day this is still a great camera. now, the third thing that i wanted to show, yeah, everyone -- >> one step farther. >> everyone knows about the iphone 4. but what's special about this and why we want to bring this for pocket camcorders is the fact that you
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can actually take video on here 720p video so still high quality high definition video but you can edit the video directly on the phone. transitions, audio, clips. so we put together a little video here earlier of us just like fooling around in, you know, around the streets of san francisco. but you can see here these are video clips and audio all combined in one and you can drag and drop and create it here on the phone. >> and look at this. can you see the picture quality? see how that looks? is that you? of course it is. >> dancing. >> a little bit. but this -- this is -- >> you get paid for that brian? that's what you do? >> that's why i'm here. that's you're talking to me, john. you know, jumping around like a monkey, why not? >> that is fantastic video actually. >> this only comes on the latest iphone? >> only on the latest iphone 4. >> people might complain about the antenna but it still has great video features ton. >> the iphone 4 runs about what? >> 199 to start off.
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>> if you don't want to carry this and this, you have a phone that does everything. >> exactsly. so the video quality rivals it and you can edit directly on the phone and put it out and up on youtube and let everyone see them. >> good to see you again. >> brian tong from cnet, thank you very much. it's 6:22. should they stay or should they go? >> coming up next, san jose leaders talk with major league baseball as they pursue plans for a downtown stadium to bring the oakland as to their city. we are going to check in to see what our viewers think of that plan. assassin" has died. [ female announcer ] get extra savings at the jcpenney appreciation sale. save an extra 15% on all regular, sale, and clearance items. everything, no exclusions! save on everything for her, for him, for kids, all jewelry, and home. go to to see everything on sale!
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he collided with new england patriots receiver darryl stingley who was paralyzed by the impact. >> tatum suffered a massive heart attack and died at an oakland hospital yesterday. he was 61. major league baseball offering to help san jose pay for a special election. >> that's if a baseball committee allows the as to pursue a ballpark in the city. that committee was formed 16 months ago but still hasn't made a decision on what should happen with the as. last week, mayor chuck reed and the city council decided to go ahead with a november ballot measure because the deadline was approaching. it would let city voters decide on the privately financed downtown stadium. now that baseball's offered to help pay for a special election, possibly in spring, maybe reed says he is considering removing the november ballot measure. >> that brings us to our question of the day: kland don't hate on the giants, add some love and a new stadium to downtown, and ep the jobs and tax reve
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coming up, firefighters battling a while fire in southern california. >> it's already destroyed dozens of homes. >> we'll have reaction from home owners there. and a new bay area icon is taking shape starting today. the view is never going to be the same here behind me. finally, work on this eastern span is beginning. we'll update you on what's happening.
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good morning. wednesday, the 28th of july.
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it is national milk chocolate day. >> now i'm hungry. >> that's something you'll celebrate. >> that's just what i want for breakfast. what about you, elizabeth? >> that sounds good. i got an email from someone yesterday letting me know when national cupcake day is! westbound 4 at somersville road, everything is now moved to the cente divide. the lane isn't as bad when two lanes were blocked approaching somersville road. joe with the kcbs phone force tells us there are minor delays approaching the scene but this is a bad commute through antioch anyway so that will likely add to your drive time through there. elsewhere down towards walnut creek near the 24/680 interchange looks good. this is southbound on 680, the commute through danville and always way through the san ramon valley quiet as well as westbound 24. no real delays i'm seeing on our sensors approaching the caldecott tunnel. and if you are continuing down towards the macarthur maze and the bay bridge toll plaza, no metering lights yet as of about
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a minute ago before i got on air but we are starting to see slight delays in some of the cash lanes. that is your traffic. let's get a check of your forecast. not as much fog out there in our traffic shots. nice to see. >> that's true. just low clouds extending well onshore today. and it's going to take some time to break unover the bay as we see around here, you see the clouds all the way from the coastline moving into the interior valleys and swept well onshore today. so kind of a slow burnoff, meaning temperatures will be down and they have been down a good part of the summer. average numbers usually running in the 80s to 90s in many places, of course 60s in towards san francisco. check this out, though, toward the afternoon. 15 degrees below average in concord at 75. a good 12 degrees below average at 71 in santa rosa. 8 degrees below average in san jose at 77. and only 62 in san francisco. these temperatures not uncommon for the better part of the summer. we are going to see changes in the next few days, temperatures maybe up to 90 in some of the warmer spots on saturday and sunday, still cool at the coast
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with 50s and 60s. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> thank you. two fires burning out of control in kern county this morning and the governor has declared a state of emergency. the west fire near the town of tehachapi has burned more than 30 homes. one fire victim tells the tehachapi news he believes the fire was started yesterday afternoon by men using a grinder to cut scrap metal. he says he lost everything including his animals. >> watched my barn burn to the ground, my bunk house burn to the ground, my boat and cars and trucks and everything i own. >> people in the old west ranch area near tehachapi have been told to get out. that's where 150 homes are threatened. fire crews were there all night to protect those homes. another fire in northern kern county has destroyed six homes. 6:33. one convicted killer is accused of killing another at san
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quentin. edward schaefer was stabbed to death in a prison yard monday morning. the suspect is 31-year-old frank souza who is serving a life term for killing a homeless man in san jose. schaefer was doing 24 to life for the drunk driving motorcycle crash that killed a novato girl last year. it was his ninth drunken driving conviction. the girl's father though feels justice has been cheated. >> getting stabbed to death must have been horrible but now he is dead and he is not sitting in a cell in prison for the next 24 years to life. so maybe he was getting off easy. >> schaefer was killed a few days after he arrived at san quenten apparently with knife from a prison bunk bed metal. there is no motive at this time. voters in antioch will decide whether to raise the sales tax by a half cent voting to put the measure on the
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november ballot in hopes of easing their budget woes. a packed house at city hall many objecting to the idea but city leaders say that if the measure doesn't pass, deeper budget cuts would be necessary likely including police officer layoffs. >> the city faces between a 3.7 and $4 million shortfall in the next fiscal year. so unless we find a revenue source now, we're laying off a lot of cost next year. if approved, the highest sales tax would take effect july 16 next year and last for 8 years. also early this morning, the antioch city council rejected a proposal which was touted as another way to generate revenue. it was a request by wal-mart to expand its store on lonetree way. opponents were concerned that the so-called supercenter would hurt local retailers. and voters in concord will also decide on a sales tax increase in november. the city council there giving the go-ahead to the ballot
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measure last night. if approved, concord's half cent sales tax would expire after five years. supporters say it's necessary to prevent more service cuts and layoffs. concord's budget deficit is estimated at $5 million. a milestone today on the eastern span of the bay bridge. anne makovec is on treasure island. good vantage point to see the first pieces of the big tower that's being raised this afternoon. good morning, anne. >> reporter: day by day the view behind me here of the bay bridge is going to be changing on the eastern span. i'm here with bart ney the spokesman for the bay bridge. thanks for joining us this morning. tell us what's happening this morning today. >> at before:15 we started lifting the piece and you can see it's already coming up off the barge starting at 6:15. we are focusing on getting the first piece of our tower in place today. it weighs over 1200 tons and we are going to be lifting it and setting it down inside that cage out there for the first structure. >> reporter: that is the white
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piece that you're talking about. so that is going to start today. what will people notice driving home tonight? >> what they will see basically is the crane equipment that's at the very top at the about the level of traffic. probably sometime between 11:00 and noon will be vertical with the piece and you just see the very top of it. that piece is about 165 feet tall so it gets us right to the level of traffic on the existing bridge. >> reporter: this is the first sas bridge in the world? tell us about the historical importance here and the international attention we are getting. >> right. it's one of somewhere around 25 or so sas's around the world. this will be the largest one built. they go back to the 1800s but they are mainly used for pedestrian bridges. they looked at building an sas in the 1930s in this same location. the reason it's good here is you don't have to build an anchorage in the middle of the water. >> reporter: it will be the largest in the world and you have a little scale. this is a piece from the
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original bay bridge. tell us about this? >> this is where history and the future meet. this is the spud wrench basically that weigh about 20 pounds hand crafted in the '20s and used in the '30s to build this bridge by the same people doing it today. american bridge erected the original bridge. they are working today with four enterprises to put it in place. >> reporter: this shows, this was a wrench that was used to move part of that bridge into place. and that is just how huge we are talking about here because that was one of the smallest pieces. >> well, yeah. these were used for the smaller nuts on the bridge. so this is where a person could actually put this on a bolt and torque it down. >> reporter: this is a big project, literally, bart ney, thanks for joining us this morning. john and sydnie, back to you. >> thank you, anne makovec on treasure island. san francisco supervisors have approved a project to transform hunters point naval shipyard into a new waterfront community. that project will take up 702
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acres on the abandoned base t calls for more than 10,000 residential units and 300 acres of open space station. there are also plans for retail and entertainment facilities. also commercial space designed for green technology projects. last night's 10-1 vote was a victory for supervisor sophie maxwell and mayor gavin newsom. both have pushed the project for years. in the case of max well almost a decade. it's 6:39. it is only the size of get this a fingernail. but a new chip by santa clara- based intel is being touted as revolutionary. >> matt bigler joins us now from kcbs radio's silicon valley bureau to explain what the chip could mean to the consumer. hi, matt. >> reporter: good morning. yeah, this chip sounds very exciting just based on the amount of data that can be transferred using photonic technology, that's what intel is calling the new chip. how about 100 hours of music being able to transfer from your ipod to your computer in a second just like that. 100 hours. how does this work?
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well, intel is using laser technology optical lasers, to transfer data. they basically take data from one point and then transfer it to another point by turning it into laser light and having the computer interpret it. all of this is crammed onto this fingernail-sized microchip that intel calls the photonic chip. at the end. day they can transfer -- at the end of the day they can transfer 50 gigabits per second transfer. that's fast. they are talking about being able to go up to 1,000 gigabits per second, fast enough to transfer the entire printed library of congress in a minute and a half. >> wow. >> reporter: this could be truly revolutionary for computers. intelling says they have five years to work on it and then it will be commercially available. after that you should be able to incorporate that into your computers, your i potential, your hdtvs, it's the next step. >> so wires or maybe cable fiber -- optical fibers and
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things like that, so now using laser they say it can transmit just a whole bunch more. >> reporter: right. >> whereas you say a lot more information by laysers. >> amazing. just five years we are going to be able to do. this things change so quickly. how often do you change your technology to get a new phone every year? >> reporter: not fast enough here in the bureau. but the amount of data is so much faster than what we have today that we don't really -- the intel people say the only limitation are just our imaginations. we haven't even conceived what we can do with faster technology thanks to laser light on a microchip. >> fascinating. can't wait to see health warnings for that one. thank you, matt. >> reporter: sure thing. >> matt bigler with kcbs radio in san jose. it is 6:41. we'll have the latest figures on durable goods, they are out. and the latest financial news when we return. >> and we have a story on new parking meters that are being
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good morning. let's start off with antioch. westbound 4 at somersville, charles with the kcbs phone force says all lanes are clear but traffic is slow at the
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scene. this crash involves two motorcycles and a truck. emergency crews are out there. watch out for that. bad commute anyway through antioch made worse by the crash. noninjury, by the way. 580 slow out of the altamont pass and slows from el charro to pleasanton, where we have a camera close to the dublin interchange. so you can see extra volume this morning in those westbound lanes of 580. metering lights were turned on at the bay bridge just a short while ago. they usually turn them on once the incline starts to slow. you can some changing color on our sensors there. but so far, really no delay at the pay gates. so the only wait you will really have is at the metering lights which were just turned on a few minutes ago. south bay check a little slow up northbound 101 heading towards downtown. but 280 still looks good. i'm told my hair is getting in my microphone. let me move it out of the way. traffic still light on
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northbound 280 out of downtown san jose. that is your traffic. for your forecast, lawrence doesn't have that problem. >> just wanted to see you flip your hair. >> like it's flowing in the breeze. [ laughter ] we have low clouds and fog not true fog at the ground but low clouds over the bay area over the transamerica building and well inland today. it's going to take some time to break up so temperatures again, cooler than the average. headed out the door today, you will see those low clouds and fog well inland, well, looks like it's going to take some time for the fog to dissipate. we have 50s and 60s but by the afternoon, mostly sunny skies, cooler than normal but comfortable. 70s and low 80s warmest spots inland. 50's and 60s at the coast with the patchy fog. and yeah socked in again with low clouds stretching well inland today. but it will break up leaving plenty of sunshine inside the bay and the valleys. at the coast, touch and go as you will see a lot of clouds at the beaches. with that in mind, of the temperatures going to be cool.
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numbers around the state you will find 95 in fresno, 93 in yosemite with thunderstorms. 77 santa clara. 72 fremont. east bay temperatures maybe low 80s towards antioch and brentwood, 60s toward parts of oakland and berkeley. and then 60s and 70s in the north bay. next few days temperatures warming up into saturday and sunday. staying cool with fog at the coast. that's the latest. back to you. >> thank you. there is a new sign of a slow economic recovery this morning. >> orders from american factories fell below expectations last month. here now is jason brooks with kcbs and jason, good morning. >> good morning, sydnie. good morning, john. yeah, this is the latest stumble for the economy. durable goods orders dropping 1% in june when they are expected to rise a little more than 1%. slowing in different areas including metals, electronics, machinery, although there is one bright spot in there.
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computer orders were up 2.5%. that's being reflected by some of the bullish forecasts coming from chipmaker intel. a hardware maker hewlett- packard, software maker microsoft. so some good news for the tech industry in there. surprisingly, the dow is only lower by 14, nasdaq down only by 3, s&p off by2. i say "only" because boeing came out, its revenue missed its targets and lowered its forecast. that's one. biggest manufacturers in the country so that doesn't help the stock market. we have more earnings down the line as the fed releases the beige book later giving us another glimpse into the economy. google is making a foray into social gaming. they are looking into the maker of farmville and playdom just bought by disney for a deal of 563 million dollars. the idea to take on facebook in
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that challenge. google looking for all sorts of different business opportunities. it's been rumored to get more involved in social networking. it has a war chest of 30-plus billion dollars in cash so it's got the money to do it. >> all right. thank you very much, jason brooks with kcbs and high-tech parking meters now being installed around san francisco. >> new meters went into operation yesterday in hayes valley. that's the first of about 5,000 meters citywide. they give drivers the option of paying by credit card and then deciding exactly how much time is needed. ground sensors in each space provide realtime data on parking availability. city officials hope that the new meters will make parking easier and reduce congestion on city streets. get out of here. they don't hope that. they hope they make more money. >> but the thing, will they be able to tell if you have stayed in the -- if you keep feeding the meter and you stay in the
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same spot for a long time? >> yeah, they could do that. prices apparently going to vary depending on demand, costing anywhere from 50 cents to $6 an hour. >> wow. >> $6 an hour. what is it $3 in some parts of the city already major league baseball is offering to help san jose pay for a special election if the baseball committee allows the as to pursue a downtown ballpark in the city and that's the topic for the question of the day. do you think the as should move to san jose or should they stay in oakland? billy says, with the new stadium in san jose you will not only sell out each game but add new jobs to the area. it's only a mile from his house. >> margie says the as can move to alaska. baseball was more fun when the players stayed with the team. no fan loyalty just money and greed. >> margie waking up on the wrong side of the bed, this
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morning. >> gil says keep the as in oakland move the raiders to san jose. >> there we go. >> one person says "stay." let's see what's coming up on "the early show" this morning. erica joins us from new york. good morning. >> good morning. it is day 100 hard to believe, but day 100 of this disaster in the gulf so this morning we have an exclusive interview with bp's chief operating officer. we'll ask him where we stand with this important milestone what the next 100 days holds and what has bp learned? how does this effect even their drilling going forward? we'll ask that. animal expert jack hanna 10 feet away from a grizzly bear set to attack him. he is going to telling how he survived. something i never would have thought of carrying in the wilderness. now i won't go hiking without it. and my favorite segment of the morning, i hope you're sitting down for this one as i squeeze into my indycar, it's my day
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for a dream job. indycar race car driver. that's me. >> i would love to do that. did you have a good time? >> it's amazing. when i -- honestly when i watched the piece i start smiling again because i think of how much fun it was and how badly i want to get back behind the wheel of that car. [ laughter ] >> you go, erica. good deal. >> can't wait to see that. >> see you in a couple of minutes. "the early show" is at 7:00. it's 6:52. there is a fire still burning out of control in southern california. >> we'll have the latest headlines when we come back. >> and the bride wore... polka dots?? so did the grooming. it was a rather unusual wedding theme. check of today's top st ,,,,,,
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it is now 6:55. in the headlines, 152 people were killed in a plane crash in pakistan this morning. two american citizens are among
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the dead. crews searched for survivors but only found wreckage and body parts in the hills outside islamabad. the airbus jet went down in rough weather as it was about to land. more than 30 homes have been destroyed by a wildfire in the mountains east of bakersfield. the fire near the town of tehachapi started yesterday afternoon. there are some evacuation orders this morning and crews are working to protect dozens of other homes that are threatened. and voters in antioch and concord will decide in november whether to temporarily raise sales taxes in their cities. each increase would be a half cent. the one on antioch would last 8 years and concord would last five. both cities say they need to generate revenue to avoid more service cuts and layoffs. well, we had some problems out in antioch for the highway 4 commute earlier. but right now, there is no big accident across the bay area. actually traffic is flowing fine through marin county. this is in san rafael, southbound 101 and northbound 101 both looking good near the 580 interchange and quiet
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through corte madera down towards the waldo grade and nice trip across the span of the golden gate heading into san francisco. bay bridge metering lights remain on but really no big need for them as you can see. there is really no wait approaching the pay gates. this accident approaching somersville road on westbound 4 has been cleared but it's still jammed from a street. let's check the forecast with lawrence. >> nice live shot with the golden gate almost made we want to do the marathon and then i slept n felt much better. [ laughter ] >> folks, around the bay low clouds extending onshore overlooking san jose. thick cloud deck early on, but sunshine this afternoon and comfortable temperatures in most spots although 5 to 15 degrees below average. numbers looking at 70s and 80s inland, 60s and 70s inside the bay and out at the coastline, 50s and 60s, patchy fog. i think we'll start warming up towards the weekend as high
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pressure builds in but keeping you cool out toward the coastline. all right. let's check out stow lake. yeah, taken during a morning walk and if you look carefully, you see the animals on the log? turtles. we have a bunch of turretles hanging out there. >> i used to want a big pet tortoise. my parents never let me. >> elizabeth. if you want one, you can have one. >> in my apartment. >> you ever pet a turtle? [ laughter ] >> we have some wedding video to show you? so see if you can figure out who is the bride and groom. >> yeah. >> kim west and sue cook they got hitched yesterday at clear lake in iowa. kim is the groom by the way. he and his bride are cycling enthusiasts who met a year and a half ago and the reason for the polka dot and cross- dressing theme is unclear but it seems most of the guests
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did comply. no questions asked. the ceremony, by the way, took place during an annual three- day bicycle event. so the couple will honeymoon, so to speak, riding on a 52- mile ride to charles city. >> there is a big bicycle race across middle america called ragbrae. it's part of that. so that was definitely -- >> biker shorts would have made more sense. >> got them on tv. >> they will never forget it. no getting around that. memorable. >> got a story idea or comment you would like to share with us? email >> and check out brian's daily briefing weekdays at 11:00 on you can follow brian on twitter and facebook. brian doesn't sleep. he is up answering his at which


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