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from a coach at a professional baseball game. the crude email@example.com. are you guys a homeo couple or a threesome? >> that comment allegedly from the mouth of a coach at a professional baseball game. the crude tirade that one dad says was inappropriate for his nine year olds. the bay area. the measures renters have to take to keep a roof over their heads. to keep the side show from taking center stage the president showed all his birth certificate. the connections to the bay area and why the donald is patting himself on the back. and as we head into bathing suit season food for thought for teens thinking to tan. why they may be banned from the beds. good evening, i'm elizabeth cook in for dan king. >> i'm ken bastida. nice day at the ballpark.
turns into a confrontation though filled with homophobic remarks and sexually obscene gestures geared towards fans and in front of children. as robert lyles tells us the unsportsman like behavior came from a major league baseball pitching coach. >> in response an individual in the bleacher shouted oh, my god. >> reporter: gloria allread says take me out to the became should not include this attack. >> he grabbed his bat and picked it up and asked me how much my teeth were worth to me. >> reporter: justin quinn says atlanta braves pitching coach roger mcdowell pitched a fit during batting practice just before last saturday's game. >> something obviously got to him and i couldn't tell you what that was. >> reporter: quinn says it happened out of the blue just as he and his twin 9-year-old daughters leaned over. he claims mcdowell, a former major league relief pitcher,
started pitching homophobic comments next to three fans sitting right next to his family. >> he heard him say to these men," are you guys a homeo couple or a threesome." >> reporter: allred had him stand with a bat and demonstrate what the coach allegedly did. >> then he started shoving the small end through a circle formed by his finger and thumb simulating sex. the coach then allegedly said "are you three giving it to each other up the..." and used a crude word for rear end. >> reporter: quinn offered this photo saying he raced to get help from an usher. meanwhile his daughters. >> i think what coach mcdowell was really inappropriate. we look up to major league players and coaches. >> reporter: were forced to listen and witness every detail. >> i hope you never go to a baseball game where you are in a bad situation like i was. >> major league baseball should
not tolerate this kind of disgusting and offensive conduct and that is why i am speaking out today. >> reporter: minutes after the press conference mcdowell spoke out suggesting he was heckled by the three fans and offered this written statement. i am deeply sorry that i responded to the heckling fans in san francisco on saturday. i apologize to everyone for my actions. now, at this hour there has neither been a filed lawsuit nor a demand for money damages. instead, gloria allred has sent a letter to the commissioner of major league baseball demanding he immediately open an investigation and bring actions against the pitching coach. as for the commissioner of baseball, he will only say tonight he is still gathering the facts. ken? >> all right, robert lyles with the latest on that one. thank you, robert. discouraging news for anyone who can't afford to buy a home here. rents are going even higher. three cities in the bay area
are in the nation's top 10 when it comes to rent increases over the last year and it might surprise you to hear that san francisco isn't number 1. another bay area city. >> i'm looking at this one. >> 2350. >> reporter: john johnson works in san jose but lives in stockton. so he is looking to rent an apartment to move his family to the south bay but he has sticker shock. >> i was shocked when i saw the price. i was like wow. i'm trying to get rid of the commute. but with the price i'm like maybe i'll stick around with the commute. >> reporter: johnson says the 2350 he would pay each month for the 1200 square foot apartment he is considering could get him a large house in stockton. >> i think i will stick around stockton. think about coming here maybe next year. we will see what happens. i just can't believe the price. >> reporter: according to texas based real estate firm san jose has seen the biggest rent increases in the nation for the first quarter of this year at
7.8%, san jose topping even new york city which checked in at 7.4%. san francisco was 6. that's 6.2%. oakland took the eighth spot at 5.4%. >> so this is home. >> reporter: san jose renter saying he had to give up his home in a short sale last year but is not having an easier time now that he is renting. >> really badly. because right now not making enough money to pay rent. i got lucky to find this place. >> reporter: and other renters tell the same story. they don't see any sign of rents going down so they just have to do the best they can to make ends meet. >> i don't know how the younger people can pay rent. it is really ridiculous i think. >> how do you afford it? >> welsh it is tough, man. you've got a couple jobs, you know. like right now i'm at school so i have to room with other people right now. >> reporter: experts say there are likely several main factors contributing to these rent
increases. the foreclosure crisis means more people are looking rent. also people that would normally buy homes in this uncertain market are decide to go rent and combine that with a lack of new apartment construction and you have a classic case of supply and demand at least when it comes to the rental market. >> renting may be the lesser of two evils. >> reporter: at this point, yes. >> thank you. oakland police looking for a different get away car in monday's fatal shooting in a restaurant near jack london square. they say the suspect vehicle is a newer model toyota camry like this one. instead of a dodge avenger they were talking about the other night. investigators say four men in their late teens or early 20s took off after a gunman opened fire at sweet jimmy's on broadway. two men were killed there. four other people were wounded. two remain in critical condition tonight. there is a reward of up to $40,000 for information leading to the gunman's arrest.
hawaii made an exception this week by releasing copies of the long form of the president's original birth certificate. a 2001 policy prohibits doing that. usually you get a computer generated version. where the president was born is a question he has answered several times before but chip reed shows us this time the white house saw another way to play it. >> reporter: sounding both mused the president said it is time to end the debate. >> yes, in fact, i was born in hawaii, august 4, 1961. >> reporter: releasing a copy of the president's original birth certificate shown he was born in hawaii signed by his mother stanley ann dunham obama of kansas who was 18 years old and identifies his father at barack obama hussein obama, 25 of kenya all consistent with what the president has said for years. mr. obama tried to put the issue to rest three years ago when he posted a copy of the short form version of his birth
certificate on his campaign website. also showing he was born in hawaii. but critics continued to ask why did he not seek a legal waiver from hawaii so he could release the original certificate? suspicion led to a webb of conspiracy theories that he was born in kenya or indonesia. recently potential republican candidate donald trump turned it into a debate. finally last week the president requested a waiver and today released the original certificate. this afternoon he and the first lady drove the point home in an interview on oprah that airs monday. >> he was born here. >> and confirmed again that you are born -- >> once again. >> -- in the united states. >> reporter: why did he wait until now? the white house said previously it was not worthy of a response but they saw it as a golden
political opportunity for the president to insist he is focused on issues that matter while his critics are not. >> we do not have time for this kind of silliness. we won't solve our problems if we get distracted. >> reporter: some republican strategists say the birther issue is a political trap but if it is donald trump was happy to step in it today taking full credit for forcing the president's hand. >> i am really honored, frankly, to have played such a big role in hopefully -- hopefully getting rid of this issue. donald trump has already moved onto a new issue questioning whether president obama's grades in college were good enough to get into harvard law school. chip reed, cbs5 news, the white house. >> chief washington correspondent saying he thinks the birther debate will finally be over for what he called reasonable people. he then offered an interpretation of donald trump's response. >> he said we need to look at his grades and see if he was a
good enough student to get into harvard law school. that's just code for saying he got into law school because he is black. this is an ugly strain of racism that is running through this whole thing. >> he went on to say there will be some people who will not be satisfied with the president's birth certificate. he is probably right. survey u.s.a. polled 1500 people after the white house released the president's birth certificate. of those polled 21% say despite the proof, they still believe the president was either probably or definitely born in another country. 2% of respondents say they are still not sure. by the way, the president's birth certificate also brought a surprise for a family in hawaii. they are related to david sinclair, the doctor who delivered the president. they say they had no idea until they saw the document on t.v.
today. he died in 2003 at the age of 81. he graduated from med school right here at u.c. san francisco. tonight a veteran cop with a rollercoaster career is officially in charge of san francisco police. >> i have spent the last 30 years of my life working side by side with the community and the incredible men and women of this place department are the best police department in this city to keep the citizens safe. >> gregg cyr was sworn in today. he cut the homicide rate in one of san francisco's most crime ridden neighborhoods, the bayview. he is very popular with the rank and file and has tremendous community support. parents still have to give their permission still but some say that's not good enough. the push to make it illegal for teens to use tanning beds. they say beauty is pain and men lined up for a walk in san
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use tanning beds. minors have to get permission from their parents to do it. state senator ted lou says the study shows bed cause cancer and the law doesn't allow kids to buy cigarettes or liquor. critics say the government should stay out of it. walking a mile in someone else's shoes. that's what a couple hundred of men did in high heels. not drag queens in this camp but as linda yee shows us to make money for the rape crisis center. >> i would like to think that i have phenomenal taste in women's high heels. >> reporter: size 10 feet squeezed into delicate heels. >> the balls of my feet are killing me and i haven't even started walking yet. >> reporter: it is not a pretty sight. but then neither is the problem these men want to highlight. violence against women. this is the ninth annual men's
march to benefit the san jose ywca program to stop rape, sexual assaults and gender violence. it is really important for us to be out here and show that there are men out there who care about this stuff. >> reporter: so they walk a mile in her shoes. a symbolic if not painful way to show their support. >> this is the least we could do. a mile is easy. >> reporter: men in suits. young men. burly men. some in uniform. >> somewhat uncomfortable. >> reporter: the annual march is important to this rape victim. >> to semen actually talking about it. to semen acknowledging it is such an important step in bringing society to acknowledge that it happens. >> reporter: this may be a flashy way to illustrate the issue but according to the department of justice violence against women is a serious problem. in fact, in the time it took me to tell you this story another woman has been sexually
assaulted. in san jose, linda yee, cbs5. >> what's that crocodile dundee where he says, that's not a knife, this is a knife. it is like roberta's high heels. those little things in that box are not high heels. this woman wears high heels. >> i told you i have been really good lately. i buy a pair and before i take them off i have to take another pair and donate them. i donate them to ken. let's take a look outside after a high today of only 59 degrees in san francisco down from the average high of 63 degrees currently numbers in the low 50s. winds have been pretty breezy. out of the west 10 to 20 miles per hour. temperatures tonight with increasing cloud cover. into the 40s to 50 degrees in oakland. tomorrow morning it is going to get downright blustery at the immediate sea shore with our west and northwest winds. 20 to 30 miles per hour at times then beginning to dialpac by your evening commute. but meanwhile into the 40s and 50s out the door.
this is an area of low pressure. look at how beautifully coiled, tightly coiled that low is. meanwhile we have yet another disturbance out over the pacific and when you get that area of low pressure and you press it up against the ridge of high pressure, it is what we allude to as a pressure gradient. it is friction and that's what causes the very windy conditions here locally. tomorrow we will become partly sunny and windy and they blow the pollen around. medium to high side. temperatures for thursday, anywhere to 50s at the beaches, upper 60s north bay and far reaches. 65 in san jose. average high 72 degrees. and 68 degrees in concord through walnut creek. less wind on friday and warmer temperatures. but watch this, gang, as i look ahead to this time next week i'm talking near or record high temperatures. 87 degrees while inland. wow, i think we can say the rain is out of here.
>> wow. >> 80 degrees. >> this will be the warmest. two dry days. >> i love it. >> no rain in the forecast. >> oh, yes. >> took you long enoug . >> thanks, roberta. long before facebook and even before myspace there was friendster. former members should know that on may 31st, the website plans revamp the site. friendster launched in 2002 and has struggled to compeat with other social networks. the website says it will save a basic profile and list of friends but users will have to act soon to save old photos and messages. things get dirty even before the first pitch. coming up in tonight's good question, how baseballs are prepared for major league games.
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name on the stadium. the deal benefits overstock alameda county taxpayers and the city of oakland. >> 1.2 million is a great value. it isn't cheap. >> a great value and it is not the 20 million that the 49ers are asking in santa clara. the traffic on nearby 880 means an estimated 1 billion views every year. fresh out of the box is good for most things but not for everything. there are some areas like baseball where a little more weathered look is preferred. so how are baseballs prepared for a major league game? that's tonight's good question. >> reporter: it all started back in 1938. an umpire complained to leena blackburn, a third base coach for the old philadelphia athletics that the baseballs
being used were too shiny to play with. blackburn went home to burlington county, new jersey, and found a mud hole that would forever change the game. >> start on the horseshoe. try not to get any in the seams as well. >> reporter: the athletics moved to oakland long ago but every nice as clubhouse assistant repeats a tradition started by the club 70 years ago. >> people don't know baseballs get rubbed up before the game. it is kind of cool to be a part of that. >> reporter: pitchers want them dark so the hitters can't pick up the seams. >> we have fun joking around with the visiting team as they are walking in looking at this, you can't hit this one tonight, we got this one souped up for one of our boys. >> reporter: but the idea is to take off the shine. give the ball a little grip. still, putting on the mud is easier said than done. >> it is kind of like snot with motor oil rubbed in it. >> reporter: he rubs up about
10 dozen baseballs for a single game. after years of it he can knockout the task in about an hour. >> how about that one? >> that's i think my best. >> that ball will go in the play tonight. >> could be a home run ball. >> reporter: go to cbssf.com. click on connect to send me your good questions. i am a sneeze whisperer.
year option despite winning ten more games than the year before.... start the the warriors and keith smart parted ways today. despite winning ten more games than last year. christian, start the clock. >> there isn't a budget on it. you know. we have ownership that is willing to spend for quality. i worked with keith on the bench for a couple years and i
have enjoyed the association i've had with limb and that's what makes these kind of things difficult. >> reporter: the heat made easy work of the 76ers. dwyane wade led the way with 26. they will take on the celtics in round 2. >> good defense. >> it is. spurs trying to stay alive again the grizzlies. to gary neil. sends the game to overtime. where the spurs would win and avoid elimination. giants down 2-0 to the pirates in the 9th. two on, one out. connor jackson with one up the middle. winning run scores. it wasn't pretty but the as will take it. oakland avoids the three-game sweep winning 2-1. game 7 between bruins and montreal canadiens goes to overtime. nathan horton with the game winner. bruins win.