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right now the at 6:00, coronavirus outbreak. a second person has died in the u.s. as the number of cases around the world continues to grow. what you need to know about covid-19. good morning, it's monday, march 2nd. >> we're on the countdown to super tuesday. two democratic candidates dropped out from the race over the weekend as the remaining candidates make a final push to get out the vote. n >> first our east bay hills camera is showing windy conditions. >> 53 on diablo. up to 65 on st. helena earlier. now it's not reporting. 39 on tamalpais. 43 miles per hour. so we're going to have the wind advisory extended for the knot
bay and east bay through 4:00 tomorrow morning. so the possibility of downed trees and power lines exists through 9:00 tomorrow morning for the peninsula coast. mount tam is bouncing around. temperatures in the 50s for 7:00. 60 at the coast. 69 to 67 at 4:00. we'll be flirting with 70. still about 60 at 7:00 this evening. let's get over to jobina and find out about the morning commute. good morning. >> good morning. happy monday to you. we'll start off in san pablo. i'm following a two-car crash. the fire department is on the scene. you can certainly expect delays in the area. speeds are down to 6 miles per hour. this is westbound 80 past el portal. in fremont, following a two-car crash where one lane is blocked. southbound 680 past mission boulevard. reggie and kumasi? >> thanks. more cases of coronavirus
are popping up in the bay area. there's now seven confirmed cases in santa clara county. >> three cases were announced over the weekend. one patient is a woman with chronic health conditions, officials have not said how she contracted the virus. the other two cases are a husband and wife who traveled to egypt. the husband is said to have chronic health conditions which worsens the severity of the toll the virus takes on the body. is second person has died from the coronavirus. a man in his 70s. the trump administration implemented the highest travel advisory to regions of south s
korea. >> the president has also directed the state department to work with our allies in italy and in south korea to coordinate a screening, medical screening in their countries of any individuals that are coming in. >> americans are being urged to cancel travel plans to europe and asia. some airlines are waiving fees for flight changes and cancellations. at 6:30, we'll be following the stock market after stocks tumbled last week. abc news chief medical correspondent dr. jennifer ashton talked about what you need to know about coronavirus. >> as we look at the number count, better question which is out of how many people. if you don't know that denominator, those numbers really don't have a certain level of significance. every case is important.
every sick person is important. every death is obviously tragic, but until you know how many people have been exposed and infected, we really are missing a key part of this. >> you can watch more of this interview on "gma." we have been sending the latest breaking news notifications about virus and have updates on our abc7 news app. you can stay up to date by downloading that on your phone. the countdown to super tuesday. 15 races up for grabs tomorrow including california. more than a third of the democratic convention delegates is at stake and the field of candidates is narrowing. tom steyer and pete buttigieg dropped out over the weekend after joe biden's big win in south carolina. amy hollyfield is live at city hall where early voting is under way. >> other candidates can now try to attract supporter you eer ee
candidates over to their side. buttigieg surprised and saddened his supporters yesterday with the announcement that he was dropping out. some said they were disappointed but said it was time to bring the party together. >> it's time to coalesce, for the democrats to unify behind whoever is most likely to win the nomination at this point with a majority of delegates, not just a plurality but a majority. >> billionaire activist tom steyer dropped out this weekend. he says he does not see a path to victory. steyer spent more than 2$260 million of his own money on his campaign. he said he has zero regrets. those names will still be on the ballot, which is available here at city hall in san francisco. if you want to vote early, you can come here today.
tomorrow is election day, super tuesday. it will be interesting to see how these candidates dropping out of the race will impact the race on super tuesday. live in san francisco, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >> that's one of the consequences of having a super tuesday vote this year, sometimes people drop out and you already voted. if you have voted by mail for buttigieg or another candidate who drops out, your vote still counts but you don't get another chance. we have more answers on our website, abc7news.com. a non-profit opening up requests for proposals for affordable housing projects in the bay area with a 1$150 millin apple fund. >> it's part of the $2.5 billion apple pledged back in november. developers can submit plans that would help first time home buyers secure a mortgage. the fund is looking for projects that are transit friendly and incorporates sustainable building methods. there could be new clues in
the search for those idaho kids who have not been seen since september. what their step dad is now revealing about their disappearance. plus what we're learning about steph curry's comeback. when he's expected to hit the court. and the winds of change are bringing us much milder temperatures today. 9 to 11 degrease warmer the most empoweringmike experiences that i've had. it's important to talk to the people who know him personally. i worked for him for 8 years in city hall. i've been working for bloomberg for 27 years. 25 years. almost 30 years. there's nobody that i respect more, and felt more respected by. mike believes excellence is not defined by gender. mike builds a culture that advances women. i was the first woman ever appointed to be council to the mayor. he expects excellence out of everyone,
but he also provides the kind of support that allows you to be that person. mike called to tell me, you should be proud of what you've done and your name should be on that project. he has faith in you, he believes in you. it was about always showing up and doing your best. i always knew that he had my back. he was raised by an extraordinary woman, she supported him all along the way and that's very much a part of who he is. mike supports women, he promotes women, and he respects women.
let's start with neighborhood temperatures at 6:10. peninsula, 46 at menlo park. 49 at daly city. we have mid 40s around palo alto, fremont, san jose, los gatos, 42. some upper 40s for ramon. mid 50s for oakland. it will be breezy today but milder. the pollen is high. and a small craft advisory for the bay. look at that sunshine all day today, near 70 for san francisco. east bay valleys, getting to around 70s. 64 and 69 at 11:00 and 1:00, that's when the fastest breezes will be. in the south bay, 47 this
morning to near 70 at 3:00 with total sunshine. how about that monday morning commute? hi, jobina. >> good morning. thank you. starting with a look at mass transit. the ferries, b.a.r.t. and all ace trains are on time now. no delays for you. for anyone on our road here, this is a live look at ov emeryville, showing you 80 and the headlights making their way towards the maze and the toll plaza. a bit breezy out there. san rafael, 101, nice and clear. i do have two crashes i'm following. first off, in san pablo, this is a two-car crash, three lanes are blocked. westbound 80 past el portal. speeds are low. expect delays in this area. the backup past hercules. new at 6:00, stock market starbucks baristas
as mayor, he rebuilt a shaken city after 9/11, created over 450,000 jobs. expanded healthcare to 700,000 and raised teacher pay. elected for three terms because he got things done. mike beat the nra, strengthening gun laws. he beat big coal, closing over 300 dirty coal fired plants. mike is still getting things done. so ask yourself. for president, do you want a debater or a doer? someone with workable, common sense plans to fix healthcare and create jobs, who's done both. mike has the record and resources to beat trump. and it will take both. but mike will get it done. bloomberg: i'm mike bloomberg and i approve this message. ♪wild thing, you make my heart sing.♪ ♪you make everything... groovy...♪
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for more than five months now. cameras followed the kid's stepfather chad daybell before an airport. he and the children's mom took off for the islands after the children disappeared. he told abc news that the kids were safe. he apparently told his former neighbors the same thing. >> i said are your kids okay? he said yes. i said is lori okay? he said yes. >> reporter: the two children disappeared in the fall. their mother is in jail for criminal charges related to deserting her kids. she's refused to say where they are or if they're okay. more on "gma" at 7:00 a.m. the president of afghanistan says no commitment has been made to free thousands of taliban prisoners before talks last week. this comes after a u.s./taliban peace agreement announced over the weekend aimed at ending
america's longest war. both sides agreeing that terrorist groups like al qaeda will not be allowed to operate in afghanistan. coming up on "gma," much more on the peace plan and the upcoming talks. steph curry will be back on the court sometime this month. >> it could be as soon as thursday at the home game against the raptors. or even better, saturday night against the 76ers, a game you'll see on abc7. yesterday was the goal for curry's return, but the coaching staff kept him out. he missed all but four games this season after suffering a broken hand in october. >> that's wonderful. >> good to see him again on the court. we've seen him a lot, but good to see him back at what he does best. hi, mike. >> yeah. it's been good to get him to rest, all the playoff games they've been playing. that puts extra mileage on their bodies. can't wait to see him back. 55 degrees as we look back towards san francisco, salesforce tower under that
clear sky. spring warmth today. total sunshine, a clear sky, still windy in the hills and mountains tonight. we'll have a seesaw as we go from 80 degree temperatures to 50 degree highs. we have winds. look how fast they're blowing. up to 65 miles per hour in our mountains and our hills. that will last until 9:00 along the peninsula. everywhere else, north bay and east bay until 4:00 tomorrow morning. it's been extended. mid to upper 60s. 66 to 69 for half moon bay, san francisco, morgan hill, santa cruz. everyone else about 70 to 74 degrees. tonight, mid 40s to around 50 degrees under windy conditions. a couple degrees today, couple degrees tomorrow, before you know, it pushing 80 inland for wednesday. we drop down thursday as winds start coming onshore. then a slight chance of wet weather friday and saturday. saturday daylight savings ends.
we lose an hour of sleep. jobina? >> thank you. i do want to touch up on these two crashes that we've been following. the first one in san pablo, westbound 80 past el portal. involving two cars here. three lanes are still blocked. the fire department is on the scene. the backup goes all the way past hercules right now. you can see those speeds around hercules around 19 miles per hour. then they drop to 8 and 5 miles per hour. moving over to fremont. two-car crash we were following, southbound 680 past mission boulevard has cleared. thank yous up there. live look showing you the san mateo bridge. crowded for people making their way towards the peninsula. lots of brake lights that i see in that area. much smoother down in the south bay. a live look showing you san jose, 101. all right. thank you. "good morning america" is coming up at 7:00 on abc7. >> ginger zee has a look at what's ahead. >> coming up on "gma," i am not in the studio, i'll tell you why in a moment.
we're extending your coverage on the coronavirus. we have reporters from washington state to new york. and we'll talk about the two deaths and dr. jen ashton will be answering more questions. she has been working a lot. we have to lighten it up, so i'm in chicago making a monday. the that's right. we'll make somebody's monday. i'm in front of a girl scout store, which is within the headquarters here in chicago. a beautiful building. they're doing something right. we'll be celebrating one of their leaders, he has no idea it's coming. really excited to share the surprise with you. that's coming up on "good morning america." >> that's nice. >> that is a nice thing. we'll see you soon. flava flav has been fired from the public enemy crew. and the vatican is about to release a trove of secret archives. what they could reveal about world war ii. as you get your day into gear, at 6:19 on this monday morning, look at this beautiful sunrise. we'll be right back.
vo: in life, there are talkers and there are doers. mike bloomberg has spent his life getting things done. started a company from scratch, creating 20,000 good paying jobs. that's getting it done. as mayor, he rebuilt a shaken city after 9/11, created over 450,000 jobs. expanded healthcare to 700,000 and raised teacher pay. elected for three terms because he got things done. mike beat the nra, strengthening gun laws. he beat big coal, closing over 300 dirty coal fired plants. mike is still getting things done. so ask yourself. for president, do you want a debater or a doer? someone with workable, common sense plans to fix healthcare and create jobs, who's done both. mike has the record and resources to beat trump. and it will take both. but mike will get it done.
morning. beautiful shot from sutro tower. quick rebound in temperatures. 9 to 11 degrees warmer from 69 in san francisco to 72 in oakland, napa and concord. but it does come with a caveat. tree pollen is high once again. we have a new player. we got rid of oak and we added willow along with pine, juniper and cedar. we have low weed and mold spores. new at 6:00, hundreds of starbucks bar wrist rir reese have made accusations against at starbucks. the workers union wants hms host to better focus on treatment for workers and fighting for equal pay. starbucks says they have no comment since the baristas technically are not employees
sb starbucks. the vatican is about to release archives they include letters, speeches and cables. some of the things will so he what pope pious did to save jews during the holocaust. critics said he should have been more vocal about the spread of fascism in italy and germany. while the presidential primary has been the focus of super tuesday, there's other measures on the ballot you need to know about. if that's passed, it would authorize the state to take out a $15 billion bond for education. $9 billion would upgrade k through 12 schools dealing with mold and lead in drinking water. 6 billion would go to uc and cal state schools and community colleges. voters in san francisco would be asked about prop d as well. >> prop "d" would tax landlords for va can for vacant storefronts.
they would be personalized for $250 per feet of street frontage starting next year if the store is vacant for half of the year. supporters say this would give landlords more incentive to rent out the empty stores. opponents say the board of supervisors should be allowed to amend the tax if circumstances change. new york is following california's footsteps to reduce its carbon foot print. the empire state has banned single use plastic bags. the law went into effect at the start of the month. most businesses can be fined 500 bucks if they give plastic bags to customers. restaurants giving out plastic bags to take-out orders are exempt. new this morning, flava flav is no longer with public enemy after 37 years. public enemy says it is moving forward without flava flav. this comes after flav sent a cease and desist letter to senator bernie sanders over the group's concert at his l.a. rally. the letter accused the sanders campaign of using flav's
unauthorized likeness, image and trademark clock. to promote the rally even though he has not endorsed the candidate. coming up next at 6:30, coronavirus emergency. >> this morning 1200 new testing kits are on their way to california that as the number of cases here jumps to 7 over the weekend. and the overnight siege on a shopping mall in the the most empoweringmike experiences that i've had. it's important to talk to the people who know him personally. i worked for him for 8 years in city hall. i've been working for bloomberg for 27 years. 25 years. almost 30 years. there's nobody that i respect more, and felt more respected by. mike believes excellence is not defined by gender. mike builds a culture that advances women. i was the first woman ever appointed
to be council to the mayor. he expects excellence out of everyone, but he also provides the kind of support that allows you to be that person. mike called to tell me, you should be proud of what you've done and your name should be on that project. he has faith in you, he believes in you. it was about always showing up and doing your best. i always knew that he had my back. he was raised by an extraordinary woman, she supported him all along the way and that's very much a part of who he is. mike supports women, he promotes women, and he respects women.
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now at 6:30, new cases of coronavirus in the bay area. >> two health are workers who are positive for coronavirus. what we know about the new patients, the spread of the virus and why health care officials are warning everyone not to overreact. a deadly rollover in the south bay. how a witness describes the moment of the crash. breaking news overseas. a hostage situation unfolding overnight in a mall in the philippin philippines. and the breakfast wars heating up again. this time it means free egg mcmuffins. how you can get yours. now at 6:30, market madness. after a massive selloff last week, investors are looking to rebound as the opening bell rings this morning.
last week was the worst week for u.s. markets since the 2008 financial crisis. >> overnight, stock futures were down. then they were up. then they were back down. of course it's all over fears of the coronavirus. it's been a roler coaster. we'll keep track of it and see what happens this morning and bring you updates once we see those numbers. good morning on this monday, march 2nd. >> checking in with mike first. you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. >> i want to give you an update on the wind advisory. it's 9:00 this morning for the peninsula coast, you can see that, in the east bay hills, north bay mountains until 4:00 tomorrow morning. still the potential for downed trees and power lines. 43 in the foothills, 27 in the oakland hills, we had up to 65-mile-per-hour gusts on st. helena this morning. you can see how choppy it is
from the exploratorium. mid 40s to low 50s at 7:00. low to mid 60s at noon. near 70 away from the coast at 4:00. hi, jobina. >> hi, mike. thank you. good morning. that crash we've been following in san pablo has been upgraded to a sigalert. this is westbound 80 past el portal. these speeds are going to be low in the area around 19, 8, and 5 miles per hour. this is involve two cars, three lanes are blocked. the fire department is on the scene. a shot of 680 here. slow as people make their way in. a live picture of 880 at the coliseum and oakland for people on the right-hand side, they are traveling northbound. leaving you with the drive times. tracy to dublin, 59 minutes. dublin to mission boulevard, 29 minutes. highway 101 to cupertino, 21-minute ride. in the south bay, police are investigating a deadly crash that killed at least one person.
it happened 10:30 last night at snell and rosenbaum avenue. we have calls into the police department to find out more on what happened here. thank you. developing news on the coronavirus outbreak that continues to spread. >> there are now 89,000 cases in 69 countries. there are three new cases in santa clara county. julian glover is live at the santa clara county public health department with more on this. >> public health officials here in santa clara county are saying this increase in the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus here is not unexpected. that's why on the heels of that we're hearing that the cdc is is
increasing the number of kits heading to california. so far this morning, seven cases have been confirmed so far within the county. let's break down what we know about those cases. the fifth case confirmed yesterday, we know it's an adult woman who is said to have chronic health conditions. she's currently hospitalized this morning. the sixth and seventh cases a husband and wife both in the hospital. the couple recently traveled to egypt where there's been two confirmed cases of the virus in that country. the husband is said to have chronic health conditions which worsens the severity of the toll the virus takes on the body. as news broke over the weekend of several new cases of the virus in santa clara county likely through community spread, you can see the crazy crowds at costco. people rushing to stock up on everything from disinfectants to
food. health officials echoing the same message they have been the entire time. don't panic. be prepared, have a plan. they're reminding everyone to wash those hands often. disinfect things you touch often like your smartphone, your keyboard and try not to touch your face. that's one of the easiest ways for the virus to spread. seven confirmed cases here in santa clara county. husband health officials warning everyone to stay calm. julian glover, abc7 news. >> thank you. we'll tell you about solano county, health officials are reporting two health care workers tested positive for the coronavirus. they were exposed to the virus from vacavalley hospital. officials say they will stay in isolation at home until they are cleared from the virus.
health care workers must now wear protective gear when a patient comes in with a respiratory illness, whether or not that patient has traveled. >> the health care workers recognize that this is a part of their job. the truth be told, coronavirus is not that scary. if you look at the disease, how it passes from person to person, what kinds of symptoms it causes, it is in many respects very similar to what we see with influenza. >> also in solano county, those currently under quarantine at travis air force base will get to go home today. they were passengers on the diamond princess cruise ship. the impact on tech from coronavirus is growing. amazon says two employees were infected in europe. last year amazon stopped all nonessential business travel. the "new york times" reports that facebook has advised employees to reach out if they feel sick and to work from home. we dedicated a page of our website to all of our stories on coronavirus. you'll find the latest updates plus how you can prepare at abc7news.com. we have a lot of practical information that you can share with friends just to get the word out about what makes a
difference when protecting you and your family's health. every day we update our main story with the latest developments. that usually happens around noon. you can also install the abc7 news app to get breaking news alerts to your phone. at the live desk we have an update to that breaking news in the philippines. has hostage situation at a mall is over. a former security guard released the hostages and left the building. police did not say whether he was in custody. officers negotiated with the guard for hours after he took about 30 people hostage. gunshots rang out at the mall earlier today. plitt p plus put the area under lockdown. the mayor said he tried to get other guards to join him. a second person is in custody this morning in connection with an attack that was caught on video. the it shows an older man being harassed, assaulted and robbed as he collected cans in san
francisco's bayview district. 56-year-old jonathan emerson surrendered to police yesterday. he is facing two downs of robbery and elder abuse. he reportedly robbed the same victim two months ago. on thursday, dwayne grayson was arrested at his home for his role in the attack. now there are five. pete buttigieg ends his historic run for the democratic presidential nomination as the remaining candidates get ready for super tuesday. and we're taking a live look at the new york stock exchange. it's opening up about 90 points. we're tracking how the markets are doing. >> also nasa is hiring, what you need to do to become one of america's next astronauts and how to apply. good news for anyone moving through san pablo. that sigalert we were following, it has cleared. speeds are still an issue. this is westbound 80 past el
portal. live look showing you the golden gate bridge, we are seeing traffic in the area. down in the south bay here, san jose, 87, no problems in that area. so i'm going to leave you with the drive times. san francisco to sfo, 10 minutes. highway 238 to the maze, 19-minute ride. a slowdown for highway 85 to the san jose airport, 19 minutes as well. i'll send it over to mike with more on our forecast for today. hi, mike. >> hi, jobina. thank you very much. let's talk temperatures. it's deaf tfinitely colder, 34 san teresa. we have mid 40s to around 50 for san jose and campbell. danville and lafayette, 49 there. also in brentwood, 43. san pablo, novato, san carlos, redwood city in the low 50s. up to 11 degrees warmer than this time yesterday.
if you're coming across the bay bridge, 17, gusting to 24. a bit of a tug on the steering wheel because of the crosswinds and it will be choppy on the bay for the better part of the day. so the north bay, 52 this morning. 65 at 11:00. the some of our fastest winds, 70 at 1:00. total sunshine here. and total sunshine in san francisco. we jump from 55 to nearly 70 this afternoon. you think those temperatures are warm, wait until you see the seven-day forecast. let's take a sneak peek at disney's onward in theaters on friday. >> long ago, the world was full of magic. overtime magic faded away, but i hope there's magic left in you. >> it's from your dad. >> this brings him back. . this friday -- >> dad?
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and raised teacher pay. elected for three terms because he got things done. mike beat the nra, strengthening gun laws. he beat big coal, closing over 300 dirty coal fired plants. mike is still getting things done. so ask yourself. for president, do you want a debater or a doer? someone with workable, common sense plans to fix healthcare and create jobs, who's done both. mike has the record and resources to beat trump. and it will take both. but mike will get it done. bloomberg: i'm mike bloomberg and i approve this message.
time for that school day forecast. open up the window, the door. whatever, however you get out of your house. i don't know why i said window. low 60s at 11:00. the rest of us near 70. milder breezes, up to 10 degrees warmer. it's windy in a lot of places. windy down in southern california. 64 in san diego. 74 in palm springs. we'll have low to mid 70s through the central valley today. my accuweather forecast for tahoe. near record high temperatures again wednesday and thursday before a chance of snow and people were talking about it and
loving it in the sierra this weekend. there may be more this weekend. >> thank you. your voice, your vote. as california voters get ready for super tuesday, the pool of candidates is getting smaller. >> tom steyer dropped out of the race on saturday. yesterday mayor pete buttigieg ended his campaign after coming in fourth in the south carolina primary. now in his concession speech, he said he hopes his campaign helped kids believe in themselves. >> we sent a message to every kid out there wondering if whatever marks them out as different means they are somehow destined to be less than. to see that someone who once felt that exact same way can become a leadin american presidential candidate with his husband at his side. amy hollyfield is live at san francisco's city hall with the latest developments and what they mean for the remaining candidates. hi.
>> good morning. other companies are trying to lure the strays over to their side. those votes who wanted to vote for pete buttigieg or tom steyer but now don't have a candidate. pete buttigieg surprised supporters with this move. buttigieg won in iowa, did well in new hampshire, but south carolina didn't go well for him. some supporters say as he looked at super tuesday, he must have realized that he wasn't polling well. others say this is true to his values of putting country first and trying to unite the democratic party. >> pete probably reached the conclusion that he wasn't healing the fragmentation but continuing to contribute to it. so stepping aside was probably the best move for him. >> also dropping out, tom steyer. he said he did not see a path to
victory. steyer spent $24 million of his own money campaigning just in south carolina alone. he came in third place there on saturday and then decided to end his campaign. you can't help but think about all those californians who voted early for one of these candidates. early voting does continue here today. there are hashtags on twitter today, pete to biden or pete to bernie as they try to win them over and welcome them to their campaign. live in san francisco, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. while buttigieg and steyer are out, senator bernie sanders is making a last-minute push in california. >> more than 9,000 people showed up at his rally in san jose yesterday. senator sanders has campaigned in california more than any other candidate and is leading in the polls. liz kreutz sat down with the senator and asked hip about tm
key question of electability. he says enthusiasm is his. sanders brushed off joe biden's win in south carolina and says he is feeling confident going forward into the california primary. abc7 news is taking a behind-the-scenes look at democratic presidential candidates and their effort to win in california tomorrow. if you missed our special program "chasing california" it's on our website, abc7news.com and also on amazon fire tv. twitter investors are working to push out jack dorsey. elliott management acquired $1 billion worth of twitter shares. twitter and elliott management would not comment on the report.
to your morning money report, investors are bracing for another wild week on wall street because of virus. >> overnight stock futures were up more than 100 points as markets looked to rebound. here's a look at what's happening now. you can see we're up 212 points. again, overnight, it was up and down, up and down. here's where we are right now. we'll keep monitoring the markets. happening today, if you ever dreamt of being an astronaut -- >> yes. >> you can apply to nasa. >> the agency is accepting applications through the end of the month. there are strict requirements. first, you have to be a u.s. citizen. you have to have a masters degree in science, technology, engineering or math. candidates must also pass nasa's long duration space flight physical. if accepted, new astronauts could end up on the international space station or work on future planned missions
to the moon or to mars. >> the masters would be easy. doing the physical part, no. >> did anyone ever go to space camp? >> no. >> you did. >> huntsville, alabama. >> you did? >> it was the best time ever. honestly, i was looking at the script before we sat over here, i was like what do i need exactly? it was so cool. i highly respect everyone at nasa and all the work they do. it's really hard, so exciting. the freeze dried ice cream amazing. it was a great experience. >> i dreamed of that as a child. >> me, too. >> i looked up at huntsville, where it was, how much it cost. >> yes. >> then i was out. >> dreamed that. >> can i go to swim camp? no. nasa camp? no. >> un-huh. the yeah. growing up in atlanta, quick ride over to alabama. no problem. >> awesome. >> you'll have to tell me more. i'll live through your childhood, i guess. >> maybe it was last year.
>> 47 degrees in san jose, beautiful sunrise here from the 280 at 17 camera. it is day two of meteorological spring. it started yesterday. it will be warmer today. feeling more like spring, especially wednesday when the heat peaks at 80 degrees. weak chances of rain friday and saturday. here's the satellite. high pressure to the west. low pressure to the south. because they're so close, the pressure gradient titans, that equals faster winds because there's such a difference between the high pressure and the low pressure reading. that's what creates that. we have this wind advisory until 4:00 tomorrow morning for the east bay hills and the north bay mountains. 9:00 for the peninsula and the peninsula coast. look at the temperatures, mid to upper 60s. 66 to 69 for half moon bay, san francisco, san mateo, livermore, santa cruz. the rest of us 70 to 74 degrees.
it does come with the caveat, cedar, pine, willow the tree pollens to be concerned with. tonight, falling back to the mid 40s to low 50s with clear conditions once again. here's my accuweather seven-day forecast. by wednesday, 74 to 80 away from the coast. mid 60s. cooling down on thursday. look at that, highs barely in the mid 50s to low 60s this weekend. jobina? >> thank you. so the good news is those crashes we are following this morning have all cleared up. i'm showing you a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. metering lights came on at 5:13. just a heads up, there's a high wind advisory for the bay bridge making your way across. it might feel shaky for you. packed at the richmond-san rafael bridge this morning as people make their way towards the toll plaza there. not seeing anything happening on the bridge at the moment. i'll check on that for you. drive times, albany to the maze, seven minutes. fremont to san jose, 17 minutes for that drive time.
highway 101 to cupertino, 18-minute ride. here's a look at the map. you can see your area where you're coming out of this morning. if there's a red line, it's slow. everything else looking good. all right. thanks. happening today, it is national read across america day in the u.s. teacher, students and parents will take part throughout the bay area. in san francisco, dozens of community members will read to students at sunset elementary. in fremont every day this week students can dress up to a dr. seuss book title. the week will end with family reading night on friday. the day is also called dr. seuss day since today is dr. seuss's birthday. >> i do not like green eggs and ham. i do not like them -- >> sam i am. >> thank you.
vo: iand there are doers.lkers mike bloomberg has spent his life getting things done. started a company from scratch, creating 20,000 good paying jobs. that's getting it done. as mayor, he rebuilt a shaken city after 9/11, created over 450,000 jobs. expanded healthcare to 700,000 and raised teacher pay. elected for three terms because he got things done. mike beat the nra, strengthening gun laws. he beat big coal, closing over 300 dirty coal fired plants. mike is still getting things done. so ask yourself. for president, do you want a debater or a doer? someone with workable, common sense plans to fix healthcare and create jobs, who's done both. mike has the record and resources to beat trump. and it will take both. but mike will get it done. bloomberg: i'm mike bloomberg and i approve this message.
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it is now 6:55. if you're about to go out the door, 7 things to know before you go. number one, there's three new cases of coronavirus in santa clara county bringing the total number to seven. county health officials say this increase was not unexpected. number two, two health care workers in solano county tested positive for coronavirus. they're exposed to a patient with the virus at north bay vaca valley hospital. another person in seattle died from coronavirus. he was a man in his 70s with underlying health conditions. this is the second coronavirus related death in the u.s. number four, one day until
california and 13 other states vote in super tuesday. today the candidates will be rallying for last-minute support. joe biden will be in texas. bernie sanders will be in minnesota. elizabeth warren will be in l.a. tonight. number five, breezy in the area. 25 miles per hour across the bay. near 60 at the coast. the rest of us near 70. number six, things improved for our morning commute. no major problems on our roads. this is a live look showing you the san mateo bridge, slow traffic there. and number seven, because wendy's is launching their new breakfast service today, mcdonald's is offering up a free egg mcmuffin at certain locations between now and 10:30 this morning. you do have to order on the mcdonald's app. so please do not just walk in there and think they'll give you one. >> what is my egg mcmuffin. >> rewendy's is real mad. >> i saw on twitter. >> r.i.p. egg mcmuffin.
here lies mediocrity. >> not surprised. >> i've been working with mike bloomberg was one of the most empowering experiences that i've had. it's important to talk to the people who know him personally. i worked for him for 8 years in city hall. i've been working for bloomberg for 27 years. 25 years. almost 30 years. there's nobody that i respect more, and felt more respected by. mike believes excellence is not defined by gender. mike builds a culture that advances women. i was the first woman ever appointed to be council to the mayor. he expects excellence out of everyone, but he also provides the kind of support that allows you to be that person. mike called to tell me, you should be proud of what you've done and your name should be on that project. he has faith in you, he believes in you. it was about always showing up and doing your best. i always knew that he had my back. he was raised by an extraordinary woman, she supported him all along the way and that's very much a part of who he is. mike supports women, he promotes women, and he respects women.
good morning, america. as we join you this monday morning, breaking news in the coronavirus outbreak. a second person dies in the u.s. as the number of cases here grows. public health emergency. overnight, a second person dies from coronavirus near seattle as concerns grow the virus may have been spreading undetected for weeks. while on the east coast, new york, rhode island and florida all see their first cases. new travel restrictions now as american universities race to fly their students home from abroad. and some schools here temporarily closed as stores coast to coast scramble to stock up on necessities. >> the stock market opens this morning after its worst week since the financial crisis. our team is covering all the