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>> in the news this saturday morning, may 5, san jose police bracing for huge cinco de mayo crowds tonight. the new concerns that led to increased patrols and a pleasant surprise for victims of may day violence in san francisco's mission district. turns out some friends they have never met are paying for cleanup. good morning, i'm terry mcsweeney sweeney, let's start off with a look at the forecast. here's lisa argen. >> good morning. in memoryville we are looking at a clear start to the day. 6:to 09 the official sunrise. we have pretty nice weather head our way but right now a shelly 43 napa, 49 fremont with 45 in redwood city so this morning already starting out much cooler than yesterday morning. but with those north, northeastly winds we are on our
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way to a pretty warm weekend. in fact the beaches are going to warm into the 07s by the end of the weekend with high pressure building into the north are us and that sets up that offshore flow. the upper elevation winds could be a little gusty. we will talk about that and the expected high temperature coming up. >> i can't wait to see if she has rain in the forecast again. lisa, thank very much. knew this morning out of sonoma county a magnitude 4 tony 3 earthquake. the u.s. geological survey said it was centered three miles east of the geysers about 24 miles north of santa rosa struck at 2:23 this morning nearly 2 miles below the earth's surface. no injuries or damage. cinco de mayo celebration necessary past years have been destructive and sometimes violent. officers aren't taking any chance because of a recent uptick in gang violence. >> it's not crazy yet in
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downtown san jose but this manager is closing her santa clara street shop early. for 20 years she sees what happens outside her during during cinco de mayo. >> every cinco de mayo there's fights everywhere, blood in the streets and it's getting worse. >> she remembers if six years ago when many people were arrested t prevents people from getting downtown this weekend. >> we're staying away from downtown. i don't want to expos any children to the violence or anything that would go bad here. we are going to stay home and relax. >> he said he will leave downtown if history begins to repeat itself. >> coming are going to come out with guns and knives, i don't want to be near that, nor my kids. >> the police are ready to deal with gang police if it happens. dozens are denied on horseback, motorcycles, in cars and on the streets. >> we are will have enough officers working and if he with have to we can call for mutual aid. >> this weekend is supposed to
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be other celebration, not an excuse for violence. >> he is thinking positive. >> i think it will be enter than last year because i see more security here in the downtown. >> san jose police say they aren't just concentrating on suppression and enforcement but also prevention. the gang intervention unit is taking some troubled youth out of town on field drips during which time they will get counseling in order to lure them away from the gang life. >> abc7 news. knew this morning police are looking for two men who robbed two employees of a mill valley spa at gunpoint last night. a man wearing a dark hat, glasses and hooded sweatshirt held up the workers in back of the miller spa. a second possible suspect had tattoos on his arms. they forced the workers into a back room and they stole property from the spa and workers. they made off with the workers vehicles. a white kia he is don'ta van and
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a honda civic. the police are helping anyone with information will give them a call. in oakland police are trying to going out who robbed up to 20 people in barbershop last night. it happened just after 8:00 at the barbershop on better national boulevard. officers tell us four men with handguns wearing green hoodies walked into the shop and started robbing people. nobody injured. a surreal site after the robbery. bashers kept cutting hair even as the police were conducting their investigation. well, this morning the driver of a stolen car is recovering after being shot by a police officer. it happened after one led the police and chp on a chase from highway 4 to interstate 80 yesterday. he turned into the valley road, into the kaiser hospital parking lot, got out of his car and started shooting at police. the police returned and hit the
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man in the shoulder. some shopkeepers in san francisco's mission district are just now getting back to district after may day vandals went on a rampage on tuesday. but those business owners are not getting stuck with the repair bill. abc7 explains how a social networking page is bringing in donation toss them them out. >> that is surveillance video from outside the police station on monday night. that's what vandals took to valencia street to destroy everything in sight. this woman new there was a demonstration going on at delores park that night. >> we noticed people wearing black mask and holding crow bars and holding bats and there was a car in front of us and they broke down the windows. >> the vandals smashed their front windows. >> the cost to row pair that is phenomenal. >> now there's help for the
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affected businesses. a designer at face back is leading a fundraising effort to collect money. the home store is all for it. >> facebook.com, i think it's really great, it's sweet. >> the goal is to raise $10,000 to give to businesses. it will be need-based. >> and probably like two days after the incident we raised about $5,000 so it's awesome to see that the people in our neighborhood really they care. >> he wasn't working the night of the vandalism but got a good look at it the next morning. >> i think the people who were vandalizing didn't realize there are actually face behind the stores that they are defacing. we aren't like macy's or target. we've been here building up our business for many years. >> there's six weeks left but they have well on their way to the $10,000 goal n mission district, abc7 news. a suspicious package in san francisco caused a nearly four-hour shut down of busy
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streets and freeing ramps yesterday evening. it was san jose and geneva avenues from a police robot tugged on what looked like a suitcase stuck to a street sign. what a mess. some bart and muni managers also affected. turned out to be nothing. police signaled the all clear about 6:30 last night. this morning chp officers are looking for the driver who struck and killed a man on highway 1 north of can't cruz. sometime between thursday night and friday morning a man on a black bicycle was hit near wilder ranch state park. they don't know exactly when he was hit because the body hidden by vegetation was not spotted for about 12 hours or so. the man's doing, who had been inside a crate attached to the bike was found unharmed standing guard next to his owner's body. family man say freed iran hikers were married today in a private ceremony in an
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undisclosed location. the fellow hiker is going to be the best man. this photo shows him giving her the engagement ring. the first ring he gave her was made in the prison from the threads of his shirt. three were arrested at the iran border on espionage charges last year. they say they were not spying but mistakenly crossed into iran while liking along the border. one of yahoos's largest shareholder issued a new ultimatum, fire scott thompson by monday or else. he has come under fire for listing a computer science agree degree but it's from a college that doesn't offer one. his degree is actually in accounting. shareholder daniel loebe says he has to go. in a memo obtained by "all
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things d" thompson said i am doing what all of you i hope are doing, staying focused on our customers, our team, and moving yoo-hoo forward fast. nearly 300 alaskan flight attendants say they are sick of their new uniforms literally. this is what they are doing to their skin. red dots, irritation, dots on our backs and legs and even eyes. they say there's a problem. the tests haven't turned up a cause of the reaction. getting new uniforms might be the answer but the cost could be prohibitive so possibly back to the old uniforms. coming up next, more than a decade after the 9/11 attacks, five accused terrorists will finally be charged today. also the dramatic rescue last night in southern california. you've got to see this. does your phone give you all day battery life ?
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>> more than ten years after the attacks of 9/11 five accused conspirators will be arraigned. the self-proclaimed mastermind and four accused conspirator face terrorism and murder charges that could bring a death penalty. the trial is likely more than a year away for them. six 9/11 families will rauch the arainments in person. others will watch closed-circuit feeds from u.s. military bases in new york and baltimore. >> the high-priced escort that blew the lid off the secret service sex scandal is speaking publicly more the first time. a man said she was approached by a man at a strip club that asked for sex. they agreed on a price of $800,
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but when she demanded the money he only gave her taxi fair. >> i told him to weak up and give me my gift. and he said no [bleep] i'm not going to pay you. >> she then contacted police to get her money, and that's when the scandal exploded. she said she has since quit the prostitution business. a private detective embroiled in a contra costa county police scandal has pleaded guilty to 8 criminal counts. christopher butler was indict ford a series of crimes, including stealing cash, drugs during search warrant operations. one of his associates was also arrested, a police officer, luis lombardi, will serve three years in prison. for the first time in 45 years the police department hosted an open house and everybody was invited in, even the protesters outside. we report from police
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headquarters. >> i think that people just don't understand how hard their job is. >> and the oakland police is out to change that. >> they opened their doors to the community. the last time the o. p. d. had a house party at the police station was 1966, the year that the building was built. >> i wanted to make us more transparent, more accessible to the public, and this is my effort to do that. >> the mood was festive. march jory likes what she sees. >>ists been here almost 70 years, and i would like to see it improve. >> is this a good start? >> this is a very good start. >> there was live music, art, and even a performance by the o. p. d. motorcycle drill team. a major hit with the little ones. >> what was your favorite part? >> the motorcycles. >> we need to give a warm, fuzzy feeling for the police. >> chanting. >> but not everyone was feeling warm and fuzzy.
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there was a demonstration outside. they called it genocide against the african-american community. police determined not to let it overshadow their event and invited the group inside to participate if they kept their signs and disruptive behavior outside. >> they are more than welcome to come in, but this behavior is not acceptable and it's not representative of oakland or its people. >> there is another open house event planned for the summer. abc7 news. crab fishermen from sonoma are being hailed as heroes for coming to the aid of a california gray whale that's been dragging a fishing line for two weeks now. they spotted the whale called june thursday. the whale stayed long enough to cut away several buoys and hooks. she then swam away with a smaller whale with her side. june is actually a man. why they named it june we aren't
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clear on that. anyway, a horse rescue in southern california." this may be the video of the day. the horse was airlifted yesterday from a canyon in the cleveland national forest after an afternoon accident. four horse fell off a trail and one died. two horses were air throughout safety while the other managed to walk away. the airlifted horses were sedated before being harnessed. how they fell off is still under investigation. remember the flying horse pegasus? there is the mod. version of that. lisa argen is here to talk bat forecast. i've been hearing bat great warmup. tell me it's happening. >> it's happening. clear skies at our coast and offshore winds. in fact the winds have shifted to the north. here's a look at emeryville where temperatures are in the upper 40s but half moon bay 39 degrees this morning. there's clear, there's no wind there and we are talking 56 in antioch. so we will be looking at a warmup for the next several
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days. i'll detail that for you coming up. >> and i'll ask you about the "r" word. next, tim lincecum's first-inning woes continue as the giants drop a fourth
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>> welcome back, everybody. 5:19 on a saturday morning. happy cinco demayo to you. looking out at a shot. we've got -- it looks mighty
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clear right now all around the bay and mighty calm. the question is is it going to be mighty warm? i'm going to look ahead. lisa, i want to no if you are going to say the word "rain" in the next 3 minutes 30 seconds? >> i'm not going to say it. >> thank you very much. i appreciate it. >> quite the opposite. look clear, warmer and an offshore flow. as we talk about the forecast it's all about warming. in fact, this afternoon we are looking at temperatures above normal. and you talk about that full moon tonight. the moon will be 8% closer to the earth and it will appear about 8% to larger and that will make it about 16% brighter. 6:099 official sunrise. 13 hours 59 minutes of date. we are look agent kind of a chilly start, especially at the coast. how about 39 degrees half moon day, 50 in the city. 47 in oakland. notice we've got mid-to you will upper 40s elsewhere around the bay. 44 in napa. yesterday we were a little
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warmer. so this morning, without the wind and that radiational cooling we've dropped off. 9 degrees cool we're half moon bay and hayward 11 degrees cooler in livermore." our highlights clear this morning. warmer days right on through next week with our warmest day approaching monday. then after that we will slowly begin to see that sea breeze kickback up. with the gusty, northwesterly winds the past couple days and with high pressure building in in the pacific and that cooler airlifting out to the north and east, it is going to take those northwesterly winds. we are looking at more after northerly gradient. and eventually northeastly winds. the higher elevations tonight will see some gusty winds but the downsloping winds aiding in the warming today and wishing the fog well away. in fact, the compressional heating allowing the days to warm right on through monday.
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we are looking at much, much warmer conditions taking the chill out of the air today and getting kind of toasty in the next several days. high pressures today look at the sierra nevada. 54 in the northern sierra. and 92 palm springs. really a nice afternoon here with 80 in the valley, 74 los angeles. so still very comfortable today but the numbers will continue to warm right on through the next several days. so average high temperatures today, downtown san francisco about 64 degrees. highs today around 70 across the bay. 74 oakland with 77 ran rafael and a couple 80s inland east bay looking at the upper 70s. 76 in san jose so still some 60s here from point reyes and ocean beach and half moon bay. tomorrow is another five to; degrees of warming. we will be in the 70s at our
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coast. mid-70s it looks like by monday. today 64 monterey, but that sea breeze not as strong. 74 in santa cruz. 76 in hollister, and then that sea breeze really slacking off the next couple days. that allows the numbers to warm up at our coast. the warmest day i said would be monday. there it is, mid-80s, and a couple degrees of cooling at the coast. the fog not coming back until the middle of next week. thursday and friday numbers ranging from 60s at the coast to 80s inland. i didn't say it. >> you didn't say the r word? >> no. >> the rain kept showing up and not there and beautiful forecast. >> and boy, did it at my house. it was a rainy day on thursday. >> all right, lisa. thanks a lot. in sports, it's not only cinco de mayo, it's also the first saturday in may, which means it's kentucky derby day. union ration currently the lukewarm favorite to win this afternoon's 148th run for the roses. at 1:05 the giants will try to
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end a four-game losing streak after falling last night to the milwaukee brewers. here's larry beil with the highlights. good morning. the first inning woes continue for tim lincecum. last night he was erratic early and the brewers took advantage. timmy, a bit inside and outside and in the bit. two walks and a wild pitch. carlos gomez scores, 1-0 >> milwaukee. a 2-run single by jonathan, 3-0, milwaukee in a flash. timmy settles down. allows two hits in five innings, striking out four. gomez there. bottom of five after angel per gallon began extends his hit streak. the giants down 3-1. in the sixth they tie it and they are 4-4. in the 7th ramirez, a base hit and two run scoring. the bullpen fails yet again. the brewers win 6-4. it is now four straight losses
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for the giants. a's in tampa. we love this guy. rounds off into the -- oh, if i did that we to would go straight to the hospital. david price throwing smoke. 8 innings struck out 12. pennington there. price had helps. weeks and on the run he lays out and makes the catch. like to see that again. wow! tyson ross got rocked. jose molina of the catching molina brothers, high, deep and aloha means good-bye. three in the third. gave up 7 runs. rays role, 7-2. >> tiger woods says when he feels uncomfortablable he hits the ball well. yesterday he felt uncomfortablable and made the cut. into the gallery here. they think a fan grabbed the ball so tiger had to take a drop, actually saved him a stroke.
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had a chance to make the cut but misses this putt. 73, misses even and miss business a stroke. webb simpson shot a 68. nice birdie on 11. he's back one of the leader, nick watney. and the nuggets, and denver in charge. the monster slam. 12 points, 15 boards. kobe bryant rough night, shooting 7 of 23. and l.a. still up two games to one in the series. bulls and sixers. bill murray courtside in philly. hang time on the jam. he had 16. no derrick rose for chicago. they are in big trouble. spencer, the big guy can shoot. had 21 for philly. victoria, 79-74, up two games to one. and the celtics and hawks. rondo back after his suspension. a triple-double, 17 points, 14
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rebounds," 12 assists. they go to overtime. rondo show and go. no. kg, yes. kevin garnett cleaning up. celtics win 90-84 and they go up in that series two games to one. mikemike shumann will be here wa recap of the kentucky derby. have a great weekend, everybody. i'm larry beil. >> coming up, an abc7 news st. louis. laid off auto workers are the target of an online fraud. we will talk to one man who fell for it. >> the state is auctioning off surplus property but what the heck are they doing with these boxes? i'll tell you. ♪
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just days after his surprise trip to afghanistan on the anniversary of osama bin laden's death he said his goals of defeating al-qaeda and denying it a chance to rebuild is within reach so much he's calling on congress to make sure the troops come home, having a fair shot to the economic priority. >> that's why i've called on congress to take the money we are no longer spending at war, use half of it to pay down our debt, and use the other half to rebuild america. the president initial kicks off his re-election campaign today at rallies in ohio and virginia. he will try to convince voters his economic policies are working. republicans say the president's show shows no impressive record and no thriving economy. bargain hunters can find some good deals today when the state auctions off surplus and
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confiscated items. nannette miranda has a sneak-peek. >> the state of california is doing some spring cleaning. getting rid of surplus property from office furniture to power tools. even walkers from state hospitals. the oddest item of the bunch is this trunk lid to a honda and no one can explain why it's even here. but bargain hunters can explain why they came buy bion preview day. this lead is looking to remodel her business. desks, filing cabinets, things we can get rid of our cubicals and redo. >> we need to clean out once in a while works he need to get rid of items we aren't using anymore. >> there are boxes and boxes of cell phones turned in by state workers when governor ordered state agencies to reduce the number of employees who had one. that means the bargains aren't really bargains if you are looking to buy just one. >> you can see you have to buy
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in bulk here. okay. so that's the catch. >> you don't need 100 folks. >> i can't use 100 phones. >> but if you are a reseller like brenda potter, an auction is an opportunity to make money. she's eyeing jewelry, some which was seized during drug raise. >> i enjoy buying bags of jewelry because sometimes i can pull off the stuff i can make money off of it and rest of the stuff my friends pick through. >> the department of general services also picked up goods confiscated at the los angeles, san francisco and sacramento airports. that's how come thousand of snow globes are up for auction. >> the transportation security administration requires you can only take so much liquid on to an aircraft. feel bad for the poor kids. >> there are also hundreds of pocket knives from tsa. dan was hoping he would be able to find his. >> i'm down here to find t i might have spent the evening. i'm going to get it. the state made nearly $100,000 at the last auction. not nearly enough to solve the
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budget's multimillion-dollar deficit but in these tough economic times, every dollar counts. >> speaking of money, do you need cash? do you want to make east palo alto a saver city? today is your chance to do both. don't have to be a resident to participate in this. starts at 9:00 this morning. police will pay $100 a piece for the first 150 functional guns brought in. as always, the guns must be unloaded and kept in your car for a police officer to safely retrieve. don't take it out with you. the east palo alto gun buy back event take place in the city hall parking lot at university avenue and it starts at 9:00 this morning. there is a warning someone trying to friend you on facebook maybe off to rip you off. those vulnerable are laid off auto workers from numi. abc7 news, business and
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technology reporter david louie has the story. >> he was on facebook when he heard from someone he thought was a former numi coworker. >> hey, von, i got this e-mail address we are entitled it a grant. i go really? >> his fake friends said the word of the grant came from the numi reemployment center. that was set up when the auto plant shut down two years ago. he e-mailed the contact. >> he said all i have to do is give him $1,500.00, wire it to caroline or something like that. >> that's when he did, to an address in north carolina. it would make him eligible to the $120,000 grant he was told. then he was told to wire more money, $2,155, which he did. he got suspicious when a cousin contacted him on facebook and started giving him wrong information. >> so i started asking him how is my uncle leo doing? he said he's doing fine.
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>> that's another mistake because he's dead. at that point he recognized he's victim of a scam. and there are others. others are assuming the identity of friends to dupe additional victims. the reemployment center has sent out warning e-mails to 1700 clients. >> of course, we are victims. they are using our name, representing our good name of the agency who has been assisting them the last couple years. certainly we feel the pain as well. >> the case is being amend he would by north carolina police. lever more police are putting out a warning. >> when you put something on the internet or exchange information you really don't know who you are talking to. it may be one of your friends, it may be somebody totally unknown to you who is collecting information to make you a victim of a crime. >> and how does ron webber feel about losing over $3,600? >> i don't feel bad at all. i really don't. it's just my identity and my friends and my family. especially when he hit my family, that's what really bothered me. >> we reached out to facebook for comment about this incident,
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but no one got back to us. ron webber worked for them for 20 years. while he said he's not bothered losing $3,600, he still has not found a new job since they shut down few years ago. abc7 news. san francisco's sunday's streets program is expanding. starting tomorrow it is going to take place in the mission, closing the streets to cars. it will be helithe first sunday every month for four months in the same location. the route is going to be along valencia and 24th streets. it includes live music, food, activities for kids. previously the event was held in a different part of the city every month but officials say the goal is to examine how to create more open spaces and support small businesses in the city. so tomorrow they are going to be wondering what kind of weather they will have for the sunday streets. >> yeah, nice. warmer than today. today there's an offshore flow with temperatures steadily warming right through next week. here's a live look outside with
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emeryville is looking at upper 40s. so with calm winds it's a chilly starts but the winds will start to warm up this afternoon. >> and also coming ahead, how the uss hornet is honoring the brave men who helped us win the war in the south pacific. >> and i'm michael finney. teens becoming internet entrepreneurs.
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>> this is the time of the year teenagers start looking for a summer job. but is that really a good idea? here's michael finney with a little out of the box thinking. >> summer jobs. it is money, but could it be more? >> you don't have to work for mcdonald's wages. you don't have to work at a record store. you can start a business and build something that you love. >> in a down economy, students have a tough time finding even
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minimum wage jobs. so why not just start a business instead? >> if you created product or service or something that you can do on your own, you can blow that away and you can make way more than any of your friends at the summertime. >> he has started more than a half-dozen online businesses and has written extensively about internet entrepreneur ship. this is his most recent book "maverick start-up." >> so many opportunities. we we are in a golden age where a couple dollars you can start a blog, buy domain and there are tools to let you go out and test something to see if it will work. >> i'm glen and i'm bruce, and he better bruce-glen. >> in high school these twins imagined themselves as designers and now after fits and starts, they are. this is their website. this is their latest hot seller. >> can i slap it on you? >> oh, you can slap it on me.
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>> oh, i leak that. >> and the cool thing about this is beyoncé owns this one. >> their business is now paying its own bills. next stop quitting their day jobs. this guy, he has done that. >> we crossed the seven figure mark last year so it's been kind of a crazy ride. so, yeah, it took off fast. >> from a job he hated to one he created. this website is his. this facebook business is his too. >> so that's where i'm at now. managing both of those businesses, the baseball side which teaches kids, players and parents, you know, how to play the game of baseball better, and then our facebook side where we teach businesses how to effective market on facebook. >> what do teens need to get started? well, on this, the entrepreneurs all agree. >> the best thing to do is to find something that you are passionate about. >> figure out what you are passionate about. >> let them follow their passion and what they are excited about.
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>> stick with your passion. >> i don't know is on the advisory board for a network for teaching entrepreneur ship. he says success is just one side of the same coin. >> you have to be prepared to fail. like i'll try a business and it won't work out, it doesn't mean you should give up. it there are a lot of stories of people who have achieved greatness and it's usually not on the first try. >> the twins started in high school, months after getting out of college. all three are now 25 years old. go to our website at abc7news.com and click on 7 on your side and you will find links to online entrepreneur ship, including an organization is that helps teens get started. >> today special ceremonies in the uss hornet will honor a small group of brave men who came back incredible odds to strike back at japan after pearl harbor. abc7 news anchor eric thomas has
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the details. >> it's april, 1942 and an aircraft carrier box like an apple in an angry pacific. from the death of the uss hornet, bombers filled to the girls with fuel and carrying a reduced bomb load would try to take off. destination, tokyo. only one catch, nobody has tried to fly these big, heavy planes on a bombing mission that began on a floating run way. >> we have first targets right on the tree tops. pull up to about 1500 feet and dropped our bombs. >> this voss belongs to almeda native jimmy doolittle. the famous aviator picked to lead the figures mission and proved they didn't need 3,000 feet of runway to take off. it came four months after the japanese attack on pearl harbor decimated the deplete. >> we seen doolittle takeoff and he circled the ship, wag he willed his wings is and head out.
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>> he was an 18-year-old crew man aboard the uss hornet: the crew that hauled them within striking distance to the japanese coast. he was manning a turet as they were going to strike back. >> america was back on its heels that. coupled with what was proceeding in europe paint add bleak picture not just for the american people but the people of the free world. >> retired air force major tom cain heads the jimmy doolittle air and space museum at traverse air force base. they are honoring doolittle and the raid on board the uss hornet in alameda. this hornet, a floating museum, replaced the earlier hornet which was sunk in battle. the doolittle name may not be well-known to this generation but in the mid-20s he was one of the more accomplished flyers.
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>> if it could fly, jimmy doolittle would be the one you would want to ply it. >> he considered the raid a failure. damage to japan was minimal and all of the fuel ran out of fuel and crash landed. twelve of the airmen died. but for a country still reeling from pearl harbor and four months of defeat, it was a huge morale boost. it is certainly was for rich who went to doolittle and volunteered to go along. an offer that was declined. >> i got a chance to speak to a world famous man, and gave him a big laugh when efforts in the middle of a pressure-filled operation and gave me a great sea story. >> he will be at the hornet for the celebration. at 89 he's one of a handful of hen left who bore witness to a mission that set america on a winning course in the south pacific. eric thomas, abc7 news. today's festivities include a b-25 flyover about 4:30.
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going to be followed by a jimmy doolittle tribute dinner at 5:00 p.m. you might want to take a moment to look at the moon tonight. as it passes closer to earth than usual. it will be a so-called super moon. lisa was talking about it a few minutes ago. it's the term for the biggest and brightest moon of the year. this is the moon over the bay area this morning. not quite full burke getting there and bright. the moon will pass about 15,000 miles closer to earth than average. that will make it appear bigger than usual, although it will be hard it see the difference for some. like any full moon, it will look bigger when it's hanging close to the horizon and that happens around sunset. thanks for the heads-up on the super moon. we will be able to see it? >> oh, yeah. >> nice and clear tonight. >> nice and clear right now. pretty chilly out there. 39 degrees half moon bay. >> really? >> yes. we have cool numbers and we are looking at a beautiful start to the day. you were talking about that moon about 8% closer to the earth.
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so it's going to appear about 8% larger and 16% brighter. 6:09 is the official sunrise. 8:04 is the sunset. we will be looking at steadily warming temperatures over the next several days. high pressure is building into the pacific and an offshore flow, so looking pretty good out there. our coast is clear. that's why we are so cool this morning. 45 in redwood city. it's 47 in oakland with 43 in the livermore valley. look at antioch at 56. 44 in los gatos. this morning definitely cooler out there with the lack of wind. pretty good radiation natural cooling. numbers as much as 3 to 7 degrees cooler from redwood city, hayward to napa, and look at livermore. 11 degrees colder this morning. we will offset that cooling once the sun comes up. and we get a wind shift. it's already happening. we are looking at winds out of the north. warmer days into the next several days right on through monday. by tuesday it looks like we will see a little bit more of an
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onshore push. but this is steadily a really nice warming trend and we are looking at pretty hot weather through tomorrow and monday away from our coast. so here's a look at the setup. high pressure has been in the pacific and that has brought the gusty northwesterly winds. and now with those northwesterly winds lefting out and the cooler air mass slide to go the east we have a trough setting up along the coast. high pressure building into the north and east, and that is the perfect setup for that offshore flow today, tomorrow into monday. so a very nice looking several days out there with finally some warmer weather at our beaches. today those still in the 60s there. but it is warming up. we will look for this warm weather to take us through the next several days. in terms of high temperatures around the state today, 78 fresno with los angeles coming in at 74. 67 in san diego. and 80 sacramento. 54 in the northern sierra with 69 in the southern sierra.
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headed to the ballpark today, a beautiful afternoon. plenty of sun and temperatures right in the mid-60s climbing to around 70. so tons of sunshine. make sure you are bring the sun block. a little warmer tomorrow. we are lacking at high temperatures today above normal. we should be in the mid-60s here. and 78 in concord and livermore. enjoy it. a nice, mild afternoon. tomorrow getting a bit on the warm side with another two to four degrees warming. 76 today san jose. palo alto is 72 in salinas and 60s from half moon bay to monterey. here's the look ahead. you notice temperatures coming up today. 6 tos at our coast to 80s inland and then 70 tomorrow at our beaches. 84 inland valleys. still not fog to speak of until wednesday, thursday and friday. so nice, dry stretch. warmer weather and definitely feeling lake spring out there.
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>> absolutely. and a perfect cinco de mayo saturday. any cinco de mayo plans for you? >> not yet. >> nothing you want to disclose? >> yeah. >> all right. lisa, thank a lot. straight ahead, the art of the dance. a local ballet troupe's performance and what it's
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>> the contra costa professional ballet company isen chanting and impressive ♪ >> this dance program is for 700 kids from nearby elementary school. giving them the chance to watch and learn. >> we start in first position. >> and create. >> we are in new york and we have a queen. >> they create a story instantly. >> these dancers are art in the forms, they have life experience so they cannot only pick up choreography at the drop of a hat but they can also really express themselves. >> it becomes the story of a queen and a frog who is looking for water and the frog will become a prince. ♪ [cheers and applause] >> we are exercising our imaginations just like kids. it's something that makes it so special for us to dance. >> i can see they are more, you
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know, interested and their eyes lit up. >> this is the 17th edition of "peek." there are some surprises. >> a lot of football players and basketball players and soccer players and baseball players, they all take ballet now because it's really helping them. >> probably the first time for a lot of them to see dance like this. i must say that some of them are really inspired, right? >> i want to be a dancer. >> you want to be a dancer now? >> probably. >> oh, yeah? can you make all those moves and lift the girls above your head? [laughter] >> this is hopefully opening up their eyes to a whole new world. >> giving them an appreciation and understanding of artist industry they will have forever. in walnut creek, abc7 news. >> and dan ashley is going to be there following this afternoon's 2:00 p.m. performance to moderate an audience discussion with the dancers. coming up next, a match for the ages, folks. an 81-year-old billionaire and
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from last night's mega millions dark 4, 11, 21, 42, 53, the meganumber 38 and somebody in illinois got them. also a ticket purchased at a 711 in sunnyvale got five of the numbers. not bad, worth more than $209,000. >> san jose's ping-pong star is heading to omaha this weekend for a match with one of the world's most wealthiest men. she met warren buffett when she was 11 years old. she gave him a lesson for his 75th birthday. that's nice. he had shareholders playing her for three hours and nobody, including bill gates, could beat her. only makes sense because two
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weeks ago she made the u.s. olympic team. all right, aerial. next at six, san jose police are calling for a save and peaceful cinco de mayo. something that hasn't always turned out that way. and a community open house at oakland p. d., why it wasn't open to everyone.
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