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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, let's start off with a look at the forecast. here's lisa argen. >> good morning. here's the view from mount
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damage. doesn't that look nice? a beautiful shot. we will see a wind shift today with high pressure building in over the eastern pacific and that means a warming trend. receipt now it's 50 in san francisco, but look at half moon bay. no wind here at all. pretty cool at 39 degrees. 43 livermore, 49 in san jose. so the setup will be changing with high pressure building into the north of us. that's the line from the north. and northeastly winds. compression natural heating really warming us up. we will look at gusty winds in the higher elevations but overall lots of sunshine from the coast to our inland valleys. i'll be back with a look at the temperatures. terry. >> thank you very much. new this morning out of sonoma county, a magnitude 4.3 earthquake. the u.s. geological survey said it was centered three miles east
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of the center 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 downtown san jose but this manager is closing her santa clara street shop early. for 20 years she sees what happens outside her door during during cinco de mayo. >> every cinco de mayo there's fights everywhere, blood in the streets and it's getting worse. >> she remembers the violence 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
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want to be near that, nor my kids. >> the police are ready to deal with gang police if it happens. dozens are deployed 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 be a celebration, not an excuse for violence. >> he is thinking positive. >> i think it will be better 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. new 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,
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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 sedona van and 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 international 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. barbers 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
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police and chp on a chase from highway 4 to interstate 80 yesterday. the man 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 man in the shoulder. some shopkeepers in san francisco's mission district are just now getting back to business 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 donations to 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.
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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 affected businesses. bench is a designer at face back is leading a fundraising effort to collect money. the home store is all for it. >>, i think it's i guess it is. the goal is 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 faces behind the stores that they are defacing. we aren't like macy's or target. we've been here building up our
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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 streets and freeway 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. both streets were closed as the on and off ramps to interstate 280. some bart and muni managers also affected. turned out to be nothing. police signaled the all clear about 6:30 last night. >> family members say shawn bauer and sarah showered were married this morning. josh few at all will be the best man. this is a photo taken in
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new york last fall giving her an engagement ring. the first ring he gave her was made in the tehran prison from the threads of his shirt. the three arrested on espionage charges back in 2009. showered was released on humanitarian grounds in 2010. they say they were not spy bug mistakenly crossed into iran while hiking along the border. come up next, more than a decade after the 9/11 attacks. five accused terrorists will finally be charged today. also their dramatic rescue in southern california. pictures you just don't see everyday. i can't stand these spots.
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>> today five will be arraigned at kwan taken mow bay in cuba. they face murder charges and con spearty charges that could bring the beth penalty. the trial is more than a year away for the 2001 attacks that killed thousands of people. families will watch closed-circuit feeds from military bases in new york and baltimore. the high-priced escort from blew the lid off a secret service sex scandal is speaking publicly for the first time. she said she was approached by a man at a strip club that asked for sex. they agreed on a price of $800. but when she demanded the money, he only gave her taxi fare. >> and i told him to wake up and give me my gift he asked more and he said, no, just go
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[bleep], i'm not going to pay you. >> well, she went to 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 indicted in federal court last year for a series of times 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 oakland police department hosted an open house last night and everybody was invited in, even the protesters outside. but it was with a catch. we report from police 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. a house party at the police station was
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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. marjory ford likes what she sees. >>i've 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. there was a demonstration outside. they called it genocide against
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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. june then swam away with a smaller whale with his side. june is actually a man. why they named it june we aren't clear on that.
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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 airlifted to 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? lisa argen is here to talk bat forecast. >> take a look outside. if you are looking at clear conditions, its exactly what we are going to get. isn't that beautiful? the sun up at 6:09. clear at the coast. chilly there, though. warmups will begin today. details are next. >> also next tim lincecum's first-inning woes continue. the giants drop a fourth straight game. larry beil has highlands coming up. what'll it be?
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cinco de mayo, and you are looking at just a gorgeous shot of the bay bridge from our roof camera down here near the embarcadero in san francisco. they call it the golden state. that's not why but it might as well be why. we have so many fantastic golden sunrises here. fantastic day on the way. lisa argen has the details coming up. one of yahoo's largest
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shareholders has issued a new ultimatum. fire ceo scott thompson by monday or else. he has come under fire for listing a computer science degree. the problem is he listed it from a college that doesn't even offer one. his degree is in accounting. hedge fund manager thomas loebe says he has to go by monday. yahoo is urging employees to stay focused. in a memo obtained by all things d, thompson said i'm doing what i hope all of you are doing, staying focused on our customers, shareholders and team and moving yahoo forward fast. today is a big guy day for comic book fans. this is free comic book days. 2,000 retailners 50 countryings are giving away special additions of comics. last year more than 3.5 million comic books were available
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forgive away. it's the world's largest comic book related event and it is designed to attract more fans to the genre. my favorite superhero is lisa argen. who is yours? oh, high, lisa. what's going on super weather-wise? >> that was really nice. >> we are talking about a super moon later. >> yes, a little brighter and fuller and a clear start right now. looks pretty good out there. lots of sunshine. the sun has been up for about ten minutes. >> that's super. that's super. >> isn't it? it's a beautiful looking day out there. we will be looking at the sunset 8:04. 16% brighter the moon will be tonight. the moon will rise at 8:03 and we are looking at it officially full at 8:35 tonight. temperatures, coming up bit by bit. we were down to 39 degrees half moon day.
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earlier 41. 4*6 oakland. 55 antioch and 49 in napa. 43 the livermore valley. numbers all around the bay pretty much cooler than yesterday except for fairfield and antioch. in fact we are much, much cooler with radiation natural cooling. seven degrees of cooling in hayward and redwood city as well as los gatos. but we will be going in the other direction as high pressure builds into the pacific today and that will maintain the clear skies and offshore flow. higher elevations may see gusty winds but the warming trend continues through tomorrow and peaks on monday with numbers warming into the mid-80s. >> it has been on the cool side with low pressure depart together east and high pressure continuing to build in the pacific. we will look for the wind component to shift and as it does, it does a couple things t blows the fog off the coast and allows for compression natural heating in those down sloping winds, and that all spells
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warmer weather all the way from the coast to the inland valleys. it will take really today to get underway at our beaches. so still we are looking at a light west wind there with temperatures in the 60ths. but as we go through the overnight hours the winds in the higher elevations will continue to keep the air well-mixed and allow for a warmer start tomorrow and that spells out some very warm weather. enjoy it, if you like that. temperatures in the 70s today in southern california with upper 70s in fresno with 80s sacramento and 69 yosemite. we are talking low 9/11 #* -- 90s in palm springs. but here by 11:00 we will be in the 60s. if you are headed to the ballpark this afternoon, we will be in the mid-60s with numbers topping out around 70. 78 in concord.
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78 livermore. 75 down around fremont. and 76 in san jose as well as clear lake. down around the monterey bay 64 there with 72 salinas, 76 hollister. tomorrow we are coming up into the 80s for bay sidespin land valleys with the warmest weather on tuesday. 70s at the coast. and that's always where it's always freezing. we look for the wind shift to bring us back to patchy coastal fog by midweek wednesday, thursday and friday. take a look at that. a nice-looking seven-day. >> and to cook it off with a cinco de mayo on a saturday, what could more could you ask for? >> a -- in sports it's the first saturday in may which means it's kentucky derby day. union rags is the current favorite to win the run for the
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roses. at 1:05 the giants will try to win after falling last night to the brewers. 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. in the dirt. two walks and a wild pitch. carlos gomez scores, 1-0, milwaukee. the nightmare first continues a two-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 pegan extends his hit streak. that's 18 games. he is brought home. 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 for the giants.
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a's in tampa. we love this guy. rounds off into the splitto! 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 roll 7-2. >> tiger woods says when he feels uncomfortablable he hits the ball well. yesterday he felt
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comfortable but miss the cut. he misses this putt. 73. finishes even. missed the cut by a stroke. webb simpson is 11 under, one back of the leader, nick watney. nba playoffs. lakers and nuggets. denver in charge. ken neglect, his nickname is -- well, monster slam. kobe bryant averaging 34 a game in the playoffs. rough night %hooting 7 of 23. 22 points. >> nuggets win 98-94. nuggets up two games to one in the series. bill murray courtside here. no derrick rose for chicago. they are in bug trouble. and spencer, the beg guy can shoot, had 21 for philly. victorious and up two games to one. celtics and hawks. rondo back after his one dame suspension. sweet reverse lay-up. triple-double. 17 points, 14 rebounds, 12
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assists. they go to overtime. rondo show and go. no. k. g., yes. kevin garnett cleaning up. celtics win 90-84 and they go up in that series two games to one. mike shumann will be here at five, six and eleft win a recap of the kentucky derby. have a great weekend, everybody. i'm larry beil. >> next, an abc seven new exclusive. laid off auto workers are the target of a fraud. we will talk to one man who fell for it. >> the state is auctioning you have surplus property but what are they doing with these boxes? i'll tell you. h@
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>> new this morning president obama says it's time to focus on nation building here at home. just days after his surprise trip to afghanistan on the anniversary of osama bin laden's
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he said the tied of war has turned in afghanistan e said his goals of defeating al-qaeda and denying it a chance to rebuild are within reach so he's calling on congress making sure the troops come home having a shot at economic prosperity. >> i don't think we should prioritize more tax cuts for billionaires while hurting the middle class. >> 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 officially 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 confiscated items. nannette miranda has a sneak-peek.
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>> 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 by on preview day. this person 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 in bulk here. okay. so that's the catch.
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>> you don't need 100 phones?. >> 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 it. i might have spent the evening. i'm going to get it. the state made nearly $100,000 at the last auction.
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not nearly enough to solve the budget's multibillion-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 safer city? today is your chance to do both. it's the gun buy back. 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 get out of your car holding a gun. bad idea. 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 technology reporter david louie has the story. >> he was on facebook when he
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heard from someone he thought was a former numi coworker. >> hey, von, i got this e-mail address we are entitled to 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. >> that's another mistake because he's dead. at that point he recognized he's victim of a scam. and there are others.
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schoolers are joining facebook groups and 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 handled by north carolina police. livermore 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, but no one got back to us. ron webber worked for them for 20 years. while he said he's not bothered
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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 programming is changing the way they do business. 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. you can drive vehicles like that one. that was crazy. >> that was cool. >> the program starts tomorrow. it will be a great weekend no matter which day you are talking about. >> that's right. and we are looking the gusty northwest wind. here's a look from the peak.
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and higher elevations will see the easterly winds. steadily warming temperatures. i'll tell you how long and what to expect for the weekend all next. >> also ahead, paying tribute to the doolittle raiders. honoring the brave men who helped win the war in the south pacific. >> i'm michael finney. the summer job reinvented. teens coming internetten pre entrepreneurs. i'll tell you how your
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[ virginia ] i do have a healthy diet,
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but there are foods that i had no idea had so much acid in them. my dentist said that the acid in fruit, or fruit juice or fruit teas softens the enamel so that then it can potentially erode. once that enamel is gone, it's gone. my dentist recommended that i use pronamel to help harden that enamel so that it's not brushed away. pronamel protects your teeth from the effects of acid erosion. i don't have to cut out the things that i love in my diet. i can have the best of both worlds with pronamel. >> 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
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have a tough time finding even 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 entrepreneurship. 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 we are 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.
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>> slapstick leather cuffs. >> can i slap it on you? >> oh, you can slap it on me. >> oh, i like 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 effectively 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. >> stick with your passion.
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>> john is on the advisory board for a network for teaching entrepreneurship. 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 and click on 7 on your side and you will find links to online entrepreneurship, 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 overcame incredible odds to
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strike back at japan after pearl harbor. abc7 news anchor eric thomas has the details. >> it's april, 1942 and an aircraft carrier bobs like an apple in an angry pacific. from the death of the uss hornet, bombers filled to the brim 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 runway. >> we have first targets right on the tree tops. pull up to about 1500 feet and dropped our bombs. >> this voice belongs to almeda native jimmy doolittle. the famous aviator picked to lead the mission. it came four months after the japanese attack on pearl harbor
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decimated the deplete. >> we seen doolittle takeoff and he circled the ship, wag he wings is and head out. >> 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 painted a 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
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, but in the mid-twentieth century he was one of the more accomplished flyers. >> 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 eighty 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 he was 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 men 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
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a b-25 flyover about 4:30. 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. the term for the biggest and brightest moon of the year. this is the picture of the moon over the area this morning. not quite super but looking good. it will pass about 1500 miles closer to earth than usual. 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. >> no fog to speak of and with the wind shift, high pressure building in, it will be a beautiful day. warmer than what we've experienced in a while, and that trend will continue. a live look outside. boy, isn't that pretty? nice and clear out there.
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the sun is up 6:01, setting at 8:04 and the full mhon occurring 8:35 tonight. so it is setting at 8:04 but it will still be kind of light out there and the moon kind of interesting. the super moon rising at 8:03 and it should be 8% closer so is looks larger and 16% brighter. pretty nice out there. you probably saw how big it looked the past couple of days. we are looking at a pretty nice start to the day although it's been cool on the coast. we dropped down into the upper 0s for a short time. 46 in oakland. 49 san francisco with 48 in fremont so already we are much colder this morning due to the lack of wind, the radiation natural cooling. but pretty soon the winds will take over and the wind shift allows for the warming trend to maintain the clear skies, the offshore winds,. warmer days right into next week.
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it really doesn't look until wednesday we see a return to an onshore push. between now and then we look for nice witness conditions with clear conditions and the numbers peeking on monday. but still you aren't going to notice much of a change unless you are right at the coast on tuesday and even into wednesday we are holding on to the 80s in the inland valley. here's a look at the satellite radar composite. we had a pretty gusty couple days as low pressure closed the alignment from high to low pressure and with that low lifting on out we are looking at the northwesterly winds going away and the northeastly winds picking up. so starting out this morning with a lack of wind out there, but by the afternoon as the ridge builds into the north of us, we will look for lots of clear conditions and good visibility. in fact, the warming trend really getting underway tonight in the higher elevations as those winds really begin to gust. but we look for much warmer
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weather, and the winds not too bad. you don't have to worry about those really dry conditions because it will be just below advisory criteria and about 1500 feet where we see the gustiest winds of the north and east bay hills so down at the surface just pretty mild out there throughout the evening hours. 78 fresno, 70 big sur with 69 yosemite. this afternoon downtown san francisco right at the ballpark you are looking at mid-60s to around 70 by later on in the afternoon. lots of sunshine. we will be looking at temperatures here above normal all across the bay with 78 in concord, livermore, antioch. 75 fremont and hayward today with 76 and 73 in watsonville with 74 santa cruz. the look ahead we are talking bat five or six degrees of warming tomorrow. the warmest day out of the next seven should be monday. a little sea breeze on tuesday and you will notice the fog
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tries to return on wednesday, thursday and friday. just patchy and it still stays sunny and mild from the bay to the inland valleys. >> is this about where it should be? >> actually above normal. >> warmer than normal? >> yeah. >> all right. thank you very much. straight ahead. a local ballet troupe's unique performance and what it@ñ
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droid does. with verizon, america's largest 4glte network and motorola, whatever you want to do... droid does. >> diablo ballet is wrapping up their season this weekend. a performance earlier this month brought home to the audience. don sanchez watched as the new ballet was created. >> the contra costa professional
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ballet company is enchanting 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 at castle 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 know, interested and their eyes lit up. >> this is the 17th edition of "peek."
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are performance, arts, education and enrichment for kids, with 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 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. an 81-year-old billionaire and
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>> here are the winning numbers from last night's mega millions drawing. 4, 11, 21, 42, 53, the meganumber is 38. somebody in illinois got them. also a ticket purchased at a 711 in sunnyvale got five of the numbers. that's worth more than $209,000. >> san jose's ping-pong star is
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, aerial singh, 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. he had shareholders playing her for three hours and nobody, including bill gates, could beat her. two weeks ago she made the u.s. olympic team. what is going on weather-wise. >> we look at temperatures coming up out of the 40s this morning into the 50s by noontime to the low 60s in the inland valleys and later on this afternoon mid-60s at the coast to the mid-80s tomorrowic land. and that should hold right on through the rest of the weekend into monday. >> perfect for cinco de mayo. thanks for joining us on the saturday morning news. the next newscast at 8:00 a.m. keep track of the latest breaking news on twitter. talk about it at good morning america is next.
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