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good morning i'm mike nicco it is windy getting fast they are afternoon as winter tries to plow back into our neighborhoods. a couple of chances of rain in the next seven days also. good morning i'm frances dinglasan windy across the bay bridge wind advisory both hands on the wheel. traffic light now. there are chain requirements. >> reporter: -- [ inaudible ]
we are happy you are here with us, i'm kristen sze. i'm eric thomas. we start with a look at the weather and the gusty wind and showers overnight. >> a lot to talk about. gusty winds are the big story are starting to taper but will still be in the forecast into the afternoon fastest winds out of sfo up to 32, novato 30, near 30 half moon bay near 25 hayward, oakland livermore gusting to 30 in concord, 10 san jose. showers around the santa clara valley higher elevations even snow mixing in on mount hamilton san jose proper towards milpitas light shower now we have one proving through marin heading towards
mill valley, tiburon, sausalito most of the north bay quiet as we speak more showers on the way. details on that in a minute. first let's talk to frances about your traffic. winds were howling in my neighborhood. so far we haven't had major problems. roads a bit damp, live shot of the golden gate bridge traffic find out of marin county. bay bridge toll no delay, there was -- there is a wind advisory for the bay bridge. this one posted yet for the san mateo bridge. you get an idea how conditions are breezy as well so far westbound traffic looking good and eastbound light into hayward. 5:02. topping our news, going to the bathroom. one east bay high school is now is up an ordeal students are protesting and teachers are complaining. the principal has closed all but one boys and girls bathroom for 1400 students and
she won't say why. amy hollyfield is live at mount diablo high with more on the story. >> reporter: a dust strict trustee says it is because of -- a district trustee says it is because of graffiti. students are questioning whether that is reasoning enough to lock them out of their bathrooms. they've launched a campaign posted video on youtube it shows fliers they've put up on restroom doors questioning why the doors are locked. the students are skwreudy in class, not paying attention dis-- students say the principal has closed all but one bathroom for each gender and last week she opened one more there are two boys bathroom o'bathrooms two girls open for 1400 -- students. a state official quoted as saying that's below the state requirements which says there must be one toilet per 45
girls and one urinal per 30 boys. it is not only a question whether this is humane but if it violates state regulations. students say they are not going to give up, they are going to continue to put pressure on the principal and continue to bring attention to this issue. they don't think it is right or fair. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. 5:04. crews are expected to continue digging this morning in san joaquin county at the site a killer led them to. family of young missing women are anxiously waiting for test results on a stunning number of human bones discovered. katie marzullo is live in the newsroom. special interest in the bay area. >> reporter: yes. especially for the hayward family of mikayla garlic they've been waiting for -- michaela garecht they've been waiting more than 20 years for
answers. it has been a gruesome and productive dig for victims volunteers have found more than 300 bones in the past two days. convicted killer wesley shermantine on death row told a bounty hunter where they should search he drew a map pointing to a well on an old cattle ranch his family used to own. that's where authorities have been digging with success. the y hunter says -- the bounty hunter says their work has only just begun. >> he said over 12 people in the well and it is not even the well they are digging at now. that was closed in the early 80s. the real well is a quarter mile down the road the one that is going to have a lot more bodies. >> reporter: one body has been identified it is not that of 9-year-old mikayla garr recollection last seen in 1988 -- being forced into a car
outside a car. man says his partner herzog kidnapped the girl. he committed suicide recently when he heard shermantine was talking. the bounty hunter is paying shermantine for the information. the speed freak killers are suspected in at least 15 murs in the 80s and 90s. katie marzullo, abc7 news. 5:06 now. the autopsy on whitney houston is complete but it will take several weeks before the results are back on the cause of the singer's death. according to tmz houston's family was told by the l.a. coroner's office that houston did not die from drowning but rather from what happens to be a combination of xanax and other prescription drugs mixed with alcohol. houston was found dead in a bathtub at the beverly hilton saturday. there were several tributes to houston during last night's grammys host l l cool j opened the show with a prayer.
>> we have had a our family. >> later jennifer hudson sang one of houston's biggest hits. some of whitney houston's biggest hits were recorded in a san rafael studio. "how will i know" was the first project together and walden was blown way >> thin, skinny girl, there's a buy i know -- just power. you go -- there's a boy, i know, just power, you go what the hell very cool, confident. diva. ♪ ♪ i get some emotional baby ♪ >> in addition to how will i know, i want to dance with somebody, so emotional and where do broken hearts go. walden won a grammy for producing i'm every woman on the bodyguard soundtrack. "good morning america" is devoting this morning's show to whitney houston. what happened in her final days and hours?
you will hear from close friends and colleagues and new interviews on the special "good morning america" beginning at 7:00 this morning. just about 5:08. an appeals court in san francisco will hear arguments this morning in a lawsuit seeking to overturn prop 209 which prohibit as firmive action at state universities voters approved prop 209 in 1996 it prohibits state government institutions from considering race, sex or it missy for employment or education. it was -- a lower court dismissed the claim. scary moment from the drivers and passengers of cars on highway 13 in oakland. take a look at a tree crashed on to three cars traveling in the oakland hills last night. everyone in the vehicles escaped harmed. the it happened near lincoln avenue.
caltrans and a crew were called in to cleanup the mess. caltrans will be alerted commuters this week the westbound upper deck of the bay bridge will be chosed this president's day weekend beginning this friday at 8:00 in the evening, 8 p.m., motorists will not be able to drive on the upper deck towards , the lower deck will remain open. the closure is taking place so crews can demolish part of the old bridge and begin building the approach to the span. bart will run overnight service at select stations westbound lanes of the bridge set to reopen following tuesday morning at 5 a.m.. remember, the exclusive waze app will help you navigate around the bridge closure. become a traffic spotter by downloading from it itunes or the android market go to abc7news.com/waze. meantime, we want to talk to meteorologist mike nicco about in morning's wet and windy commute. >> you felt it crossing the bay bridge. >> absolutely unnerving a
little, wet bridge, cross wind and you undulate back and forth across the bridge. here's the latest update, moving down 101 heading towards morgan hill over the next five minutes. big picture, all the snow in the sierra, winter weather advisory until 4:00. next area of low shirt up to the north is going to weaken, still have enough energy to create scattered showers during the afternoon. winds just updated 30 seconds ago, near 40 novato, 30 oakland near 40 sfo, 15 hayward and 13 san jose, 10 concord winds are picking up as that low draws near. clearing tomorrow temperatures are going to be well below average no matter what day this week. today low to mid 50s best
chance of scattered showers highly elevations around the south bay during the afternoon hours. we get a break tomorrow, just breezy, breezy with a chance of showers wednesday more likely a see rather snow maker. thursday, friday dry. another cans of showers saturday and sunday. -- >> a couple new asks one in fremont, reported southbound 880 past stevenson in the center lanes that's southbound. sensors show traffic still moving at 66 miles an hour, slowing within in the northbound direction slightly under the limit, around 39 miles an hour we'll keep you posted on this. think it will slow things down on that 880 stretch. next, a live shot 101 san jose just be a little extra careful this morning with the breezy conditions this is northbound traffic that's 880 across your screen moving over 101. we'll check out i-80, as you
head westbound towards the bay bridge no delays. wind advisory for the bay bridge and chain requirements on i-80 in the sierra. i want to take you to the waze traffic maps is exclusive waze app, you can check this out by seeing the commuters who are on the roads right now. in fact, someone reported a minor crash as well this is on southbound 680 at sunol a few minutes ago we'll let you know if there is any slowing. this is a great tool would have while commuting. you can go to abc7news.com/waze to learn more about it and become an abc7 news traffic spotter. our time is 5:12 tragedy and a tiny survivor. the rescue of a little girl from under 30 feet of snow. also, a paraglider crashes into a cliff on the san mateo county coast. we'll show you the effort it took to rescue him.
other relatives died after snow buried their home. heavy snow has blanketed the balkans for more than two weeks. this morning a paraglider who crashed into the side of a cliff is recovering after a dramatic rescue in daly city. it took crews 2 1/2 hours to hoist the man to the safety from the side of muscle rock over the weekend. they say winds coming out of the north shifted and pushed their friend into the rocks. it was 150 feet down from where they parked their apparatus. they had to get down there put him in a basket, cervical spine precautions and then get him up here. >> man was taken to the hospital after complaining of head, back and chest pains. he said to be an experienced paraglider in his early 50s. the aids quilt is back in the san francisco neighborhood that was ground zero for the
epidemic more than a generation ago. yesterday speakers read the names of those lost to aids and hiv. this marks the first time so many pieces of the quilt are on display in the castro since the late 90s. >> for those of us who were living here at the time was like an avalanche. we had never heard of this thing and all of a sudden everybody was dying by november of 1985 we lost 1,000 people in this immediate neighborhood. every single person was affected in one way or another. >> you can see the aids quilt from now until february 20th, from noon to 8:00 each day at 2278 market street. if you haven't decided on a valentine's day treat here's an idea, check out this savory creation. bistro burger in the mission district, heart-shaped burgers for valentine's day with
matching cheat slices and buns, no word on how much this cost, christine, -- kristen, can you really put a price on love? valentine's day is tomorrow. >> that's what a lady gets for her guy. >> you think so? >> am i talking love, burger, frances agrees. >> real love would be a steak. >> that's what i'm talking about. >> can you make a lobster or something? >> surf and turf for valentine's. >> stop making us hungry. mike has a lot to talk about showers. >> butter, chives, sour cream. >> all sliding from our north, let's look outside and show what is going on breezes as we look at one -- is that pier 5 or not? any way the winds are what we are talking they are going to continue to be fast all day. winter is back, winds of change are here. unfortunately, won't bring us a lot of moisture but it is
going to bring chances and chances up in the sierra also which is good news. here's live doppler the live look not any loops or anything like that want to show you how spotty in nature the radar returns are now the only -- concord and ukiah we have light rain now. moving to the southeast at about 35 to 40 miles per hour they will be very short-lived but enough you may need the win shield wiper it will keep the ground and streets -- windshield wiper it will keep the ground and streets wet. mid to upper 40s, 50 in oakland. 51 monterey. temperatures won't warm much today. going to be breezy all day, cooler and scattered showers. clearing slightly calmer tonight into tomorrow another chance of showers wednesday into the weekend. wednesday one looks like an
inside -- inside slider good chance we'll see more snow in the sierra wednesday. 48 clear lake, 50 to richmond the reach of us in the mid 50s scattered showers coming didn't the winds over the ocean could hit gusts up to 45 miles per hour the rest of us around 30 miles per hour if you have anything outside that may blow away try to bring it in low to mid 50s monterey bay. tonight one santa rosa cooler spot mid to upper third -- upper 30s to mid 40s around the bay to the coast. one system that pushed through earlier this morning, brought winds introduced us to the winds and rain that low is going to bring more scattered showers during the afternoon this slide comes from alaska that's going to keep us breezy and cool and the chance of very weak systems like wednesday to bring us chances of showers and again saturday and sunday temperatures will be lucky if we get into the
low 60s a couple of times this week. we have two accidents in the east bay. one starting to slow things down on southbound 680 somewhere heading through the sunol grade towards fremont possibly at vargas. some speed sensors showing 25 miles an hour approaching the scene. another accident southbound 880 past stevenson, looks like this is starting to clear i'm not seeing slowing in that area we'll keep you posted on the southbound 680 crash starting to slow things down through the sunol grade. outside live shot of the san mateo bridge, windy across the bridge. you want to be extra careful there is a wind advisory for the bay bridge so far no major trouble reported across the san mateo bridge. bay bridge still no delays at the toll, definitely keep both hands on the wheel if you are heading across the span. here's another shot of the sunol grade southbound 680 through our exclusive waze app
we had commuters report this accident not long ago now they are calling it a major accident this is real-time just updated the speeds traffic slowed to 34 miles an hour. we have a commuter, traffic spotter heading to the scene. they are moving at over 40 miles an hour. download this free app by going to abc7news.com put it on your smartphone or iphone and have this available while you are commuting. time now is 5:20 two >> they may be good for san francisco's bottom line, what about for neighbors? the questions supervisors will try to answer today that could shape the future of music festivals at golden gate park. grammys pay tribute to whitney houston. it was also a night of celebration for some of the music world's brightest stars. the big winners, coming up. nelss
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major honors of song, record and album of the year. then picked up three more for a total of six grammys, matching beyonce for the most ever by a female act. adele also sang on the show her first live performance since having throat surgery. other winners were the foo fighters who won five, their album was recorded in a garage, a true garage band. >> adele sound add amazing. 5:26. next the search for victims of a serial killer. what authorities are unearthing in a well near sacramento and why it may be just the beginning. music's biggest stars honor whitney houston at the grammys. as the coroner announces the autopsy is complete. i'm tahman bradley with the details, coming up. divers beware the crackdown aimed at making -- drivers beware. the crackdown aimed at making sure kids get to school safely.
30s in the midwest, 40s on either coast, 60s around phoenix and new orleans, 70 miami even with that powerful storm in the central part of the country, we don't have flight delays at our major airports right now nor here at home even with the showers. with we when they develop you can have them with our flight tracker at abc7news.com at the bottom.
it's 5:30 on this monday morning i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. let's talk about winds gusting up near 40 miles per hour in novato, 30 oakland, 40 sfo, 30 half moon bay to 15 around hayward and san jose 10 in concord and napa they've slowed a little in those areas. they've blown all the fog out of way. the unfortunate news is they are still kicking up scattered
showers like san jose and snow up on mount hamilton as we head the bay area quiet in the bay then you can see upper marin county moving into sonoma our next batch of showers sliding southeast 35 to four miles-per-hour brief rain is possible the winds will be out there for everybody this morning. let's find out about your traffic. back to the southbound 680 area approaching vargas traffic slower 30 miles an hour. want to bring to you the street level this is through abc7's waze traffic app. it will show you where slow on southbound 680 this crash was reported about 14, 25 minutes ago is when we got first reports of a commuter heading through. now traffic is heavy approaching vargas road. it looks like the back-up now extends towards andreotti. time 5:31. police will return to an
abandoned cattle ranch in rural san joaquin county this morning to resume a grim search for human remains. authorities were led to the spot bay a map drawn by one of two men known as the speed freak killers. katie marzullo is live in the newsroom with details. there's a bay area connection here. >> reporter: there is. there is a chance that mikayla garr recollection of high ward was the vick -- mikayla garr electric of was a victim. it has been a gruesome but productive dig. volunteers and investigators have found more than 300 human bones in the past two days. convicted killer wesley shermantine on death row told a bounty hunter where authorities should search he drew a map pointing to a cattle ranch his family used to own. a reporter on the scene describes what he saw. >> they had piles, 34 i
believe, small piles of birth you can see bones sticking out. one woman's shoe and a pair of looks like young woman's sneakers with socks and bones coming out of them. >> reporter: at least one body has been identified it is not that of 9-year-old michaela garecht. she was last seen in 1988. shermantine says his partner herzog kidnapped her, he was paroled in 2010 and committed suicide when heard shermantine was talking about the murders. the y hunter says even though searchers were -- found so many bones in the well he believes they are not digging at the well shermantine identified. he says there will be many more bodies at a second location. the ouch on whitney houston is complete. -- the autopsy on whitney houston is complete. according to tmz her family
was told that houston did not die from drowning but a combination of xanax and other prescription drugs mixed with alcohol. houston was found dead in a bathtub at the beverly hilton saturday. tahman bradley has more on the tribute at last night's grammy wards. there is no way around this. -- we've had a death in our family. >> reporter: the grammy awards opened in prayer music's biggest stars honoring whitney houston. jennifer hudson sang one of houston's biggest hits. ♪ and i will always love you ♪ ♪ >> reporter: as the grammies were getting underway the los angeles coroner announced houston's autopsy was complete it could be weeks before it is determined what kill her. >> there will be an ongoing investigation. ♪ ♪
>> reporter: since word of houston's death some of the world's biggest stars have shared their memories of that voice. >> talking about whitney, yeah, i would be like oh i want to dance with somebody ♪ >> reporter: oprah winfrey tweeted: to me whitney was the voice. we got to hear a part of god every time she sang. in 2009 houston admitted using cocaine and marijuana for years and her final days are clouded by questions about her sobriety with reports of erratic behavior. tahman bradley, abc7 news. "good morning america" is devoting this morning's show to with whitney houston. what really happened in her final days and hours. you will hear from close friends and colleagues in new interviews that's on a special "good morning america" beginning at 7 a.m.. it is 5:35 now. apparent change of heart this morning from the wife of embattled san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi. according to the chronicle the lawyer for eliana lopez says
her client will testify at mirkarimi's upcoming trial on misdemeanor domestic violence and child endangerment charges. but, what she says will depend on whether the venezuelan-born lopez gets immunity from prosecution. lopez's attorney wants to make sure her testimony doesn't lead to criminal charges or immigration problems. until now lopez has denounced the charges and refused to talk. investigation underway following reports that alameda county have adviser was violently assaulted by an ex-boyfriend. she the wife of california state pressure. according to the chronicle, he and his wife recently separated but had gotten back together before the february 3rd, incidence. she went to a newark motel to help her former boyfriend who he described as troubled but was an ed. she was treated at a hospital -- hospital and released. police have turned the case over to the district attorney.
>> police in santa clara county are alerting motorists, bicyclists and pedestrian to pay special attention to school zones they are cracking down on people who are not following the law. police will focus on drive fail to stop for school buses with flashing lights and vehicles going over the 25 mile per hour limit in school zones. police plan to stop jaywalkers and bicyclists not wearing helmets. you are about to set clothes out for the kids, maybe a rain jacket. >> wind breaker would be good too. >> something we haven't worn much this year we haven't had winds nor cool conditions plus scattered showers this morning. good morning. lucas valley road, sir francis drake boulevard up in marin county where our best radar return is now this heads southeast within minutes it will be over san rafael, heading towards tiburon,
sausalito and belvedere that's what going to happen all day, slippery slide, fast winds keep pushing scattered showers, light, through our neighborhood at a fast clip, 30 to 35 miles per hour. pittsburgh peeks of sun through the afternoon too -- peeks of sun through the afternoon too. mid to upper 40s. noon upper 40s to 50, we'll peak in the low to mid 40s around 1, 2:00 then more scattered showers during the afternoon hours and temperatures by 4:00 in the upper 40s to a few mid 50s quite a change out there to the 70s we had last week. breezey tuesday and wednesday next system wednesday more of a mountain snow maker then dry thursday and friday for another chance of showers saturday and sunday. good morning. i want to take to you waze traffic maps this is abc7's
exclusive traffic app this is how we first found out about a crash southbound 680 towards fremont near vargas. a traffic spotter alan reported traffic moderate southbound 60 through the sunol grade. slowing to 29 miles an hour. now moving around 25 miles per hour, picking up past the scene slow ride here. i think more details on this crash as more commuters let us know what is happening. i'll tell you how you can get in free app. delays. a wind advisory in effect both hands-on the wheel. getting there on i-80, fine you will need changes in the sierra and highway 50. no problems now 280 and 17 in san jose. of course, you can download that free app by going to abc7news.com/waze. our time now is 5:39.
tomorrow santa clara city offs expected to approve a building contract for a new 49er stadium. groundbreaking is set for late spring with completion in time for the 2014 season. for each 49er game missed after that deadline contractor will be fined six million dollars. last week the nfl offered a 200 million dollar loan to the project. that's the last piece of funding needed before construction could begin. governor brown wants to cut 23 million dollars by repealing a law that gives pet owners more time to reprieve lost animals. without the hayden law cash strapped counties could be forced to euthanize stray imagines after 72 hours everyone the governor's plan cuts 23 million dollars from a 9.2 billion dollar state deficit. tom maiden who wrote the law in 19 -- tom hayden who wrote the law is fighting with a youtube appeal. >> governor, i see you are a
dog owner i can tell you love that dog, your wife loves that dog. so stop and think, thousands of dogs and cats are put to death need -- needlessly every year. >> it is more of a policy decision because the state mandate has been suspended since 2009 and it is not costing any money to the stay. >> the governor wants to make sure the law is not reinstated allowing shelters statewide to make millions in claims. you want to go to m.i.t.. >> i did. >> they make it easy for you. m.i.t. offering new interactive online classes the first on smartphone. the bloomberg business report is coming up. more people are biking to work in san francisco. now there's a move to guarantee they will have a safe place to store their rides. political leaders in greece vote to slash government spending. violent protests it is sparking what is next for the troubled nation? simple way to protect your
showers through the central valley into big sur. tahoe winter weather advisory until 4:00. another three to six inches of snow above 4,000 feet, six to 12 inches above 5500 feet. right now frances tells me that 80 and 50 have chain requirements. 5:48. in athens, greece, firefighters were at the scene of smoldering buildings and crews are sweeping rubble out of the streets following a into the of rioting, 45 buildings were burned after lawmakers prove harsh new austerity measures. -- drastic cuts will eliminate one in five civil service jobs and slash the minimum wage by more than 20%. 120 were hurt, dozens were arrested. the vote by the greek parliament paves the way for international creditors to release 172 billion dollars in new rescue loans. chinese vice president is
set to visit the united states this week expected to take over as leader of the world's second largest economy later this year. he welcomed vice president biden to beijing last august. he's due to meet with president obama and other top officials in washington tomorrow. he will then travel to iowa wednesday to sign a major soybean purchase agreement. he will finish the u.s. leg with business leaders in los angeles. a bill to require downtown buildings in san francisco to provide a safe and secure place for workers to store bikes comes up for a vote before board of supervisors' committee this thursday. the examiner reports the legislation requires downtown building owners allow bikes to be brought inside or provide bike parking within three blocks of the building. many downtown building owners say they are supportive of the legislation and they are already bike-friendly. you may want be to wear this morning riding could be wet and slick and slippery.
>> especially downtown. ought to be interesting getting around that way. good morning, welcome to monday 5:50. you can see up from vollmer peak bouncing around a little from emeryville in the foreground, san francisco in the background done see much rain here, we have a radar -- don't see much rain here, we have a radar return across the golden gate bridge into san francisco also around sfo heading to san mateo one nice return there otherwise steadier rain you right coastal sections of sonoma county. look at how fast these systems are moving, it the winds more than anything that will get you today showers will be light moving through quickly. 50 oakland now everybody else in the mid to upper 40s. 51 in monterey, everybody else in the mid to upper 40s a little wind chill this morning
with gusty winds, layers may be needed, breezy, cooler, scattered showers clearing, slightly calmer tonight and tomorrow chance of showers wednesday and probably a better chance over the weekend. 48 clear lake, 52 richmond two cool spots everybody else in the mid 50s 53 to 55°. wind cost gust over the ocean up to 45 miles per hour around the bay shore to 35 miles per hour inland up to 20 to 25 miles per hour coming out of the northwest blowing southeast. same conditions monterey bay and inland the same temperatures low to mid 50s around the monterey bay mid 50s inland. tonight 31 santa rosa, one area that will get below freezing mid to upper 30s inland valleys, fremont, palo alto, low to mid 40s for everybody else as we look at what is happening check this out, there's our system right there, spreading out and sliding south and weakening now this low still has to
travel over our neighborhood from northwest to southeast, that's with a little sun we could destabilize the atmosphere enough to keep the scattered showers going. check out this slippery slope storms ride up into alaska, grab cold air, lose most moisture then slide down this slippery slope into our neighborhoods unsettled pat terrible with several waves of energy rolling through won't have much moisture will keep us breezy and cool for the better part of this week. even tomorrow we'll be lucky if we make it to 60 with breezes and partly sunny sky, 50s for all of us with chance of showers wednesday more of an inside slider more snow for the sierra, a couple of inches. thursday, friday, dry chance of showers for saturday, sunday, temperatures barely making it to 60. i want to start out with a live shot in the north bay
where mike said we saw light rain falling earlier 101 southbound san rafael, lucas exit traffic light roads slick heading through the north bay no major trouble reported. heading to the bay bridge both hands on the wheel especially across the span. no delays at the bay bridge toll. southbound 680 slow out of the sunol grade into fremont. southbound 880 stevenson earlier accident cleared. i want to head to the exclusive waze traffic app to give you street level detail on this on southbound 680 this accident was reported about a half hour ago thanks to some waze commuters who reported the crash. it is around 29 miles an hour from andreotti out to vargas. starting to see delays develop westbound 580 through the altamont pass around four nile as hour even less. to get this information --
to get this information you can go to abc7news.com/waze and have this tool available. our time is 5:54. american airlines flight attendants are hoping to ground planned job cuts. concessions from flight attendants union working on a early retirement plan. the union hoping to convince management to cut fewer jobs than the 2300 the airlines has been talking about. groupon playing a makeover, unveiling a new look in the coming weeks includes thumbs up and down buttons. the chief exec says to make sure groupon doesn't show people deals they don't want like offering bikini waxes to men. lower close friday on concerns about europe's debt problems. new opportunity to take a class at one of the most
well-known schools in the world. m.i.t. is enrolling students online with new features like weekly homework deadlines, test and certificate if you make the grade. the first class is about circuits and electronics and focus on the inner workings of smartphones and other cool garage wits. at the new york stock exchange, -- garage wits. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king. the white house handed out copies of the spending plan 20 minutes ago. the administration says the proposed budget aims to cut four trillion from the deficit over the next decade the spending plan is filled with stimulus-style initiatives sharp increases for highway construction and school modernization it calls for eight billion dollars for a new program that pairs community colleges and businesses to better train two million workers for jobs in so-called high growth industries.
you will be hearing a lot about this. republicans say the obama budget will do little to slash the nation's 15 trillion dollar national debt. gas prices going up at a faster rate latest survey finds average price for a gallon has jumped nearly 12 cents over the past three weeks. nationwide average $3.65 a gallon. the california average is higher $3.83. here in the bay area, $3.87. lowest price in the state is $3.68 in fresno. there's a simple way to protect and improve memory as you age if you put less on your plate you are likely to remember more. the study involves more than a dozen volunteers age 70 and older with into signs of alzheimer's. they reported what they ate and drank the top third took in more than 2100 calories a day the lower third 600 to 1500. the results showed eating less
helps prevent memory loss. by consuming fewer calories the body doesn't have to produce as much insulin when there is less insulin brain cells communicate better. >> you have to remember not go to back for seconds. >> you have do, right. food coma gets in the way of memory. just ahead, from a nun's habit to a girl with guns. a look at fashions that got cheered or geared -- cheered or jeered on the grammy red carpet. landmark ruling that could affect your kid's chances from getting into a top university. ever need to have to go to the bathroom but having nowhere to go? the reality at an east bay high school because the bathrooms are locked. i'm amy hollyfield,