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plagued with problems in the past, the city of san jose has a plan to keep violent back members from hijacking the cinco deme aow of -- demayo celebration. >> if you're heading there you'll notice an increased police presence. lisa amin gulezian is live in downtown san jose with how things are looking tonight. >> lisa: police did come here
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three hours ago. their message is clear. they will not tolerate any problems, and neither will the community. ♪ >> lisa: this is a cinco de mayo many in san jose want. a familyfestival. they don't want this. a repeat of last year. when a mob in east san jose broke windows, vandalized property, and even surrounded police. they knocked an officer off his bike and stabbed a teenager. >> is your district going to be safe? >> absolutely. >> lisa: the city councilman happened organize the festival in the same area that has been plagued with problems. his spokesperson insists this year will be different. >> the gang tension is high right now. nonetheless, like i said, we have been in communication with the police department, and we have full confidence that
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they're going to keep everything they have been hearing under control. >> lisa: the plan tonight is to have even more officers on horseback, motorcycles, and in cars, and most of the department will be working a night shift. as for gang suppression, roughly 60 teenage gang members have been taken out of up to on a retreat in hopes of minimizing any retaliatory attacks tonight. also, no parking or stopping will be allowed on santa clara street. >> enough officers working and we can always call for mute mutual aids. >> tonight business oregons are -- owners are getting ready, using cones and caution tape. >> we can't operate a business being worried. >> we want to stay away from downtown wind. we know it's going to be hard to get home tonight. >> as you can see the streets are starting to get a bit more
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crowded. the celebration started last night so did the arrest 21 people were arrested yesterday for things like disturbing the peace, resisting arrest, and position of a deadly weapon. live in san jose, lisa amin gulezian, abc-7 news. >> ama: and in another effort to keep cinco de mayo festivities safe. the police will be operating sobriety checkpoints in salinas, napa, and san francisco. >> alan: the east palo alto police department took dozen of illegal guns eave the street, holding its fourth annual gun buyback. people turn in 74 guns and department gave them $100 for each working weapon. the program began number 2009 in response to the accidental shooting death of a two-year-old by a 12-year-old who found a rifle in a garage. to date more than 200 finals have been bought through the
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program. am al right now -- >> ama: right now a fundraiser has been held for a missing teenager who has been macing -- missing for more than a month and a half. to help continue the searches, the cox kids foundation is hoping a fund raiser. for details and the latest on the search efforts we have a link on our web site. just check on "see it on tv". >> alan: a fight with neighbors ended with one man stabbed to death. man was arrest ted olympia mobile home park. he is also accused of stabbing a woman. she was air lifted to john muir hospital in walnut creek. >> the search is on for an armed robber who hit a spa in mill valley. a man held up employees at the royal spa on miller avenue.
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a second man is believed to be involved. they robbed the spa, the employees, and took off with the worker vehicles, a white van and a black honda civic. >> ama: the self-proclaimed master mind of the 9/11 attacks was arraigned at a tribunal. caw lead shake mohammed is facing charges. >> reporter: this is called camp justice, and it is here that sheikh mohammed and four codefendants went before a military charge, each charged with 2,976 counts of murder for the terror attacks of september 11th. mohammed wore a white turn temperature ban and tunic. the two tried to upset the hearing by taking out their ear plugs providing translation. the judge said they won't be allowed to sabotage the proceedings. family members of 9/11 victims
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watched on closed circuit television at military bases. >> for six others who won a lottery to witness the hearing, it's an emotional relief. >> so many family members and every one of us has our own story. >> want to see the people that killed my sister face-to-face. that's what you do in america you. face your fight. that's what we do. and we bring people to justice. >> the military's tribunal is controversial. some say it tramples on the defendants are right. >> the defense will seek to pull back the secrecy and the management to reveal unpleasant truths. >> the law prohibits the universe any statement obtained as the result of torture or cruel inhuman or degrading treatment, and we will implement the law. these proceedings will be fair. >> all five men could face death sentences if convicted. their actual trial is likely at least a year away. abc news, new york.
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>> alan: president obama officially launched his bid for re-election today with a campaign stop in ohio. >> my opponent won't tell us how he paid for his new tax cut. a tack cut that gives an average of $250,000 to every millionaire in this country. >> alan: the president criticized republican mitt romney'sstance on the economy and told a crowd at ohio state university that america has had a tough time rebounding from a deep recession. but he says it's come too far to turn back now. later he spoke at a college in virginia. west virginia and ohio are seen as critical states in the election. meanwhile, supporters of mitt romney are mobilizing in ohio. setting up a mobile call center at ohio state university. just yesterday, romney met his former rival, rick santorum, who dropped out of the race a month ago. details on what the two discussed were not released. romney hired santorum's former
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campaign manager to increase support among conservative groups and is courting santorum allies. >> ama: a major explosion at this gathering in armenia. police think it wasn't just an accident. >> alan: japan goes nuclear free. the last of the country's 50 nuclear reactors is turned off. >> leigh: what a warmup today. temperatures climbing into the mid-to-low 80s in some locations. clear sky will mean terrific viewing for the super moon. plus look ahead to the forecast.
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>> alan: jerry sandusky may be facing more charges of abuse. recently filed court documents suggest there are at least 17 people who are accusation sandusky of molesting them. he is currently facing more than 50 counts involving ten boys dating back to 1994. the attorney general's office declined to comment on the most recent findings. sandusky has pleaded not guilty. >> ama: dozens of people in the hospital after gas-filled balloons exploded during a political rally in are moon -- armenia. you can see the fire ball on their screen. it sent panicked people running for safety. reports thatsome someone lit a cigarette and that ignited balloons filled with hydrogeneral. 150 people were hurt. >> alan: japan is without nuclear power for the first time in four decades. the last reactor on the northern island ohokado, went offline for routine maintenance. none of the country's nuclear
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reactors that were stopped for checkups last year of the earthquake and tsunami have been reactivated. before march 11th last year japan relied on 54 nuclear reactors for a third of electricity. now it's usingmer oil and gas to meet its energy needs. >> ama: remembering a defining moment in the nation's history in the east bay, three world war ii pilots recall a battle that was a turning point in the war. >> alan: will this nice weather last? leigh glaser has the forecast,
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>> ama: people in the bay area who lost loved ones to tie -- violence took part in a walk in san leandro. this is the third annual two-mile walk held by the organization, 1,000 mothers to prevent violence. the group's founder knows the pain of violence first hand. lower rain taylor's twin sons were murdered 12 years ago. >> we get together through raise awareness as the community to the ongoing need for services for families and friends of homicide victims, especially the children. >> ama: the walk is also a way for people to find support and help them heel. >> alan: three world war ii pilots helped celebrate the 70th anniversary of an historic raid on toke -- toke yoavment they took off from the air craft carrier hornet.
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the ceremony honored the pilots and honored the man who planned and led the attack, general jimmy dolittle. >> we're ancient history but it's good history because this is one of the successful missions that headed us in the right direction to win the war. >> two soorls -- marked the turning opinion in the second world war. >> ama: it's very nice outside again. love it. leigh has a look at the forecast. >> leigh: really starting to warm up. this is a live shot from the high definition. actual looking towards the east. that's mt. diablo there. clear sky right now. temperatures still in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees. and you can see the clearing that has taken place. a little bit of low cloudiness near the coast.
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the north winds moved it out of here, and, folks, it is going to be perfect for the super moon tonight. looking east-southeast, the super moon will be rising around 8:03 and really above the horizon around 8:35. now, this moon is super because it's 8% closer and larger than our typical full moons and it's also going do -- going to be 16% brighter. we have clear sky. anything you see, send us a picture. we want to sigh it from your vantage point. current readings. santa rosa, 80. antioch, 79. 69 oakland. road -- redwood city, 75. 6 a 4 -- 64 in san francisco. super clear for the super moon
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tonight. tomorrow, winds breezy over the hills and then afternoon temperatures will start to peak as we head into monday afternoon. >> closeup satellite, the north to northeasterly winds already beginning to move on in. causing breezy conditions over the north and east bay hills overnight. temperatures tonight warmer. 49 for napa. 52, san francisco. 51, livermore, san jose, clear sky, 50 degrees. get ready for high pressure. it will remain in control through about tuesday. overnight tonight. high will start to build in. you'll notice by tomorrow morning we'll start to get the offshore winds, those northeasterly winds, that is definitely going warm us up on sunday. even the coast, but definitely by monday, that is going to be the warmest day around the bay area. with temperatures at our beaches possibly mid-70s, and even some mid-to-upper 80s
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extending in the east bay. so enjoy the next couple of days. here's the highs tomorrow. 82, san jose. half moon bay, 70s. 80, palo alto, san francisco, 70 tomorrow. north bay, heat is on with 80 petaluma. 83 santa rosa and napa. 76 for sausolito. 76 for oakland, 76 for castro valley. brentwood, 86. and 78 for santa cruz. so mild to warm days the next several. the warmest will be on monday, and then after that temperatures in the 80s will start to fall down close to the 70s as we head into thursday, friday, saturday. i'm waiting for the super moon. >> ama: thank you, leigh. >> alan: the run for the roses in shu's home town. >> mike: louisville, kuk, churchill downs, came down to the wire. 20 horses vying for the elusive
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title. what a finish, and we have it for you next in sports.
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>> mike: the 138th running of the kentucky derby is always a tossup due to the depth of field. keep your eye on i'll have another. a tremendous start in this wide field. creeped threw the field. bodemeister, appeared to be running away at the end. here's your fantastic finish. >> bodemeister.
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i'll have another has won the kentucky derby. >> mike: what comeback. i'll have another, the first horse to win the derby from the 19th post position. jockey wins his first career kentucky derby in his debut. the giants are struggling. four straight losses at home, hoping to end the slide against the brewers. good news to start. le bumgarner going for his fifth straight win. in the fifth, getting no run support so takes matters into this own hands, an rbi double. the giants get another big hit. 2-1g-men. the hits keep on coming. this one lost into the gap. brings home posey. the story today was matt bum.
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5-2 the final. >> in charlotte, tiger woods missed the cut the same tournament for the first time in his career. leader, shot of the day. rory mcilroy got off to a tremendous start. throwing in three straight birdies, including this long one on two. the 66 pulls the irishman within two of the lead. webb simpson, lives a mile from the course. approach on 17. breaks a five-way time. one up on points and ryan moore with a 69. >> nba playoffs continue. the finals right here on abc-7 7. we tip off with indiana and orlando. pacers running away late. granger, indy up 19. but the magic pull a rabbit out of the hat. final minutes, reddick from downtown. got it. game time. going to overtime. extra period.
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west to himself pacers by two. inside 40 seconds. last chance for the magic. glen davis, comes up short. pacers win by two and take the 3-1 series lead. >> clippers and griggs grizzlies, chris paul hits the jumper. rudy gay, for the win. can't get it to fall. l.a. wins it 87-86. they lead this series 2-1. >> to the ice. rangers and caps. game four. caps on the power play. mike green, the big blast. lundquist, cc with a big 3-2 victory. the series now tied at two games apiece. >> ama superbikes opening in infineon. we'll see you then. >> ama: it's a celebration you can really sink your teeth into. we'll dig
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-dad, why e you getting that? -that's my cereal. is there a prize in there? oh, there's prize, all right. is it a robot? no. is it a jet plane? nope. is it a dinosaur? [ laughs ] [ male announcer ] inside every box of heart healthy cheerios are the great tasting little o's made from carefully selected oats that can help lower cholesterol. stickers? uh-uh. a perhero? ♪ kinda. [ male announcer ] and we think that's the best prize of all. ♪
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>> alan: coming up at 6:00. >> fire in the hole! >> alan: a boy battling cancer, and the navy pays tribute to caesar chavez. >> ama: if you're done celebrating cinco demayo, how about rounding out your day? >> alan: okay. and the one thing experts agree on is that the sandwich is originated in philadelphia. >> ama: it is national hoagy day.
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in' 1992 the mayor proclaimed it the city's official sandwich. it has many names from subs to heroes. >> alan: a study found there are 13 different names for the sandwich. >> ama: i was going to look it up because we were having a discussion. >> mike: philly cheese zack. >> alan: that does it for us at captioned by closed captioning services inc.

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