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dumbarton bridge closure, a lot going on. i'm kristen sze. i'm eric thomas. president obama staying overnight in san jose where he will be attending a business roundtable this morning asian american pacific islander business round table collecting cash for his reelection campaign. after touching down last night he went to the home of doug goldman where he took in more than $38,000 per guest. after that a bigger event at the fox theater in redwood city. he spoke to more than 1,000 who paid up to $7500 to see and hear him speak about the issues in his campaign. >> the president: i want women to control their own health care choices, just like i want my daughters to have the same opportunities as my son, we are not rolling back the clock. >> there were protesters
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outside. they say people should not have to pay so much to get to the president's ear and that he should do more to help seniors and the middle class. driver in redwood city in custody on a decision ui charge after causing scary moments before the president got to the fox theater. there was a chase that resulted in the man's car crashing after he tried to evade police by going the wrong way on el camino real. the street was already shutdown as people were lining up to get a glimpse of the motorcade. the car went off the road and traveled south on the northbound lanes. officers with guns drawn arrested the suspect after the crash. suspect in the disappearance and murder of sierra lamar is scheduled to face a judge later today. amy hollyfield is live outside the santa clara county jail with a preview of today's developments. >> reporter: now the long
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court process gets under way this will be the first of likely many. it will be rough on two families. antolin garcia-torres' relatives are very distraught over his arrest. they do not believe he could have committed this crime. the family of sierra does believe police have the right man. and her family is asking that he give up information to help end the search for her. she has been missing since march 16th. police believe she was murdered even though they haven't found her body. volunteers gathered yesterday to look for her. they say they are going to keep looking. >> me, as a parent i wouldn't give up until either her body is found either alive or dead. i'm hoping she is alive. >> reporter: police found sierra's dna in garcia-torres' car and they also found his dna on her clothing. they say the two did not know each other this was a stranger
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abduction. he is in the santa clara county jail. his father is also here. he is booked on suspicion of sexual abuse. today his son will be charged with murder and kidnapping. amy hollyfield abc7 news. 5:04. former secretary of state colin powell this morning has come out in favor of same-sex marriage. he was chairman of the joint chiefs of staff in the 90s. that's when the don't ask don't tell policy was implemented. he said that was a compromise at the time and that attitudes and circumstances have changed. powell does not necessarily believe the issue should be left up to the states. community groups in oakland are banding together to make streets safer by removing guns. fundraiser will be held tonight. all the money raised will be used to buy gift cards which will be exchanged in a gun
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buy-back. 110 people were killed in oakland last year, including three children under six. the wife of san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi is speaking out for the first time to the abc7 news i-team. reporter dan noyes traveled to venezuela this past weekend to speak with her who is escaping the scandal with the support of her family. >> maybe i will get divorced with ross. but i'm very close with him in this fight. this is about justice. >> coming up at 6:00 you will hear more of dan's interview with lopez as well as ross mirkarimi's response to some of what his wife is saying. important commuter news for the memorial day weekend. dumbarton bridge will be closed late friday night
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through early tuesday morning. seismic retrofit project is the reason. 60,000 vehicles use the bridge daily, all that traffic will have to go somewhere else. caltrans officials suggest commuters allow extra time for travel on other routes such as san mateo-hayward bridge. breaking news out of new york city. a missing boy who vanished more than 30 years ago. >> reporter: the associated press has reached out to the boy's parents. they have yet to make public comments. their son etan patz was 6-years-old when he disappeared in 1979. this morning 33 years later the new york police commissioner says a person in custody has implicated himself in the death of the boy. that man is a new jersey man interviewed by detectives and detectives picked him up at
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his home in new jersey last night. in april you just saw the video investigators began digging up a manhattan basement. that basement belonged to a janitor, a long time person of interest in the case. they found no human remains and little forensic evidence there. we don't know how or if this is related to the new break. the commissioner says he will release more information later today. 5:07. time to turn our attention to the weather. this morning clear how about the breezes? >> a little bit. going to pick up? >> yes like it did yesterday. good morning. we are going to have the same winds gusting at the coast. enjoy the calmness of this morning where the winds are out of the west at sfo 16 gusting out of the northwest at santa rosa 18.
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everybody else 10 down to calm conditions in the deepest valleys sunny through 7:00 this morning temperatures around 50°. noon expect high clouds and breezes to pick up mid 50s along the coast mid 60s heading outside for lunch afternoon the bay, low 70s inland. windy from 2:00 to 5:00 today. 4:00 that's when it is going to be toughest to be out and fight those winds. temperatures drop and winds pull back towards 7:00 still breezy just won't be as windy. mid 50s at the coast mid to upper 50s around the bay into the mid 60s inland by 7:00. sun hasn't set yet doesn't set for another hour and a half. pollen like yesterday grass very hi high amounts of tree -- mole and ragweed moderate. tomorrow still have that chance of a stray shower, warmer and drier into saturday
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and sunday and a lot calmer. here's sue. first the bay bridge toll you can see just starting to get light out and traffic is very light incline section a stall still blocking left lane they are working on that. here's an update on the accident westbound 580 at the livermore truck scales. see traffic slowing in the area debris on the road primarily the reason for the slow traffic there 580 westbound brushfire slowing past the area rubberneckers looking and crews on scene. san tomas expressway in santa clara south of homestead, that accident is out of lanes. traffic flowing smoothly. another reminder the dumbarton bridge will be closed as of tomorrow night through tuesday morning. alternate would be the san mateo bridge or 237 through san jose and 101 and 280 alternates.
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beginning tomorrow night at 10:00 dumbarton bridge not available to you until tuesday morning. 5:10. surprising new public sentiments about abortion. what a new poll finds about people who consider themselves pro-choice. potential muni headache looms 10-day shutdown that could stall your commute. all night bart service? the around the clock plan to connect the bay at all hours of the day and night.
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. the facebook controversy is spreading. two congressional panels reviewing initial public stock offering reports that the new york stock exchange is pitching facebook to switch from nasdaq which admits it bungled last friday's sale. southwest plans to add new reservation system and international terminal in houston to handle flights it acquired with air france. busiest airline in the -- u.s. cause of driving going up because of tolls they are increasing. hike in federal gas taxes stalled in congress so states are raising tolls to pay for i repairs and improvements. m -- m.i.t. researchers say they've solved that problem of the ketchup stuck at the bottom of the bottle going to save a million tons of wasted
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ketchup every year. new this morning the percentage of americans who say they are pro-choice has reached a record low according to the latest gallup poll. 41% identify them self as pro-choice 50% say they are -- pro-life the pro-choice position down from 47% last july in 200651% of americans said they were pro-life. you can air your opinion on bart's budget this morning the board of directors is holding a budget public hearing at 9 a.m.. bart has a lot of money to spend operating budget for next year is 670 million dollars, 8% larger than last year. the budget calls for late night weekend bus service between san francisco and the east bay extending service to richmond by one hour hiring workers and setting aside more money to buy new cars. muni service in san francisco will see major
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delays this memorial day weekend. the san francisco transportation agency announced closure of n judah line from tomorrow night until monday morning for construction work. substitute service will be provided. changes to the j church line and reroute of the 22 phil more line. officials stress commuters -- should five themselves extra time this weekend. muni has unveiled new signs bigger than the current signs and offer full color display of real-time arrival information. expect to see the signs beginning in 2014. muni is asking for feedback from the public on how the signs look. time for a look at the forecast. >> graduation continues. how is the forecast looking? >> breezy. first of nine we are going to highlight today this is george washington high in san francisco. 2 p.m. today, a lot of sunshine but breezy and 56°.
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if you are a senior congratulations. we'll post these on face book. take a few pictures and post there also. like to congratulate you. let's show what is going on many pressure -- fresh look from sutro tower this morning. a little high clouds during the afternoon too. 46 napa 48 los gatos low to mid 50s santa rosa 58 antioch 60 clear around the monterey bay upper 40s to low 50s even as you head inland. today windy once again temperatures are going to drop this afternoon compared to yesterday sunny. it will look better from the inside than it feels when you are outside doing your activities. showers possible tonight and tomorrow rare may storm coming through calmer and warmer for the holiday weekend wind gusts
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start with this morning 25 miles are hour along the coast. 2:00 when they start ramping up to near 40 miles per hour along the coast, 20 to 35 inland it will stay that way through 7:00. 2:00 to 7:00 our window fastest winds 7:00 you start to lose the sun angle, by 11:00 still breezy not nearly as dangerous. high temperatures today low to mid 70s east bay valleys east bay shore mid to upper 60s hayward 65°. south bay 67 santa clara and sunnyvale mid to upper 60s. peninsula low to mid 60s 57 half moon bay to 55 daly city today near 60 downtown south san francisco 63 sausalito to 69 san rafael low 70s north
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bay valleys 15° cooler at beaches upper 50s monterey near 70 santa cruz 73 gilroy. mid 40s north bay valleys upper 40s to low 50s for the rest of us tonight. quick look at what is happening with that low coming down during the day hours today and then you can see sitting on top of us starting tomorrow and into friday afternoon and that's when we are going to have chances of showers even snow at the highest elevations in the sierra. coolest tomorrow we lose two to six degrees jump two to four degrees everyday through the holiday weekend. update earlier stall on the incline section of the bay bridge out of lanes. live shot of emeryville camera of the bay bridge toll and traffic as you can see is light on this thursday morning. good news westbound 580 livermore past the truck scales that accident is cleared out and debris in the process of being cleared. speeds picking up in the area.
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westbound 580 still have a problem with the brushfire emergency crews blocking right lane slowing as drivers want to take a look at what is happening. hopefully they will clear it away. incidents that you need to be aware over the long weekend. in san francisco first street closed this weekend mission street and howard beginning friday tomorrow at 8:00 due to the roadwork there by the new terminal. we have the incident with muni major shutdown for the n judah line tomorrow night and the j church line muni is saying take a bike or walk probably your best bet. once again a lot of events including the golden gate bridge celebration. yankees in town with the a's. giants' game monday bart will have sunday service on monday and it will be adding extra trains for all the events around the bay area this weekend.
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5:19. next [ unintelligible ] new list out with the thinnest cities in america. three finalists bidding to host the 2020 games announced. who could runaway as the future home of the summer olympics?
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night. san francisco and san jose congratulations you are among america's fittest cities. -- tell the top three minneapolis washington, d.c. and boston ranking is based on exercise health insurance biking walking rates of obesity and smoking and availability of parks. san jose came in 12th. another poll shows california doesn't fare as well when it comes to being bike-friendly. the state came in 12 in a survey by the league of american bicyclists. the organization says the state leads to implement stricter penalties when drivers violate bike right of way rules. the top state to bike this is washington with its plethora i said plethora of bike lanes and incentives for buyinging the worst state is arkansas
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because of the highest fatality rate in the nation. final three cities in the running to host a -- the olympic -- [ unintelligible ] next, the president's trip to silicon valley the pricey breakfast the president will attend and who he will be speaking to. former arizona congresswoman gabby giffords honored during a rare public appearance. investigation into how a fire broke out in a nuclear submarine in new england. why investigators say the cause is still mysterious. around here breezy to windy again upper 50s along the coast mid to upper 60s bay
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shore. around the country at least lower 48 warmest around dallas 95. upper 50s northwest. low 70s northeast. flight departure delays out of laguardia and flight arrival delays into minneapolis. sfo oakland and san jose all on time. flight tracker any time you need it. abc7news.com at the bottom.
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5:28 thank you for join us i'm kristen sze. i'm eric thomas. president obama stars his day in san jose with an expensive breakfast $35,000 a plate wrap
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up to his visit. terry mcsweeney is live at the fairmont where the president overnighted. this has been a heck of a lucrative visit to the bay area. >> reporter: 16 hours but very lucrative four million dollars going to cap it off with breakfast with some asian-americans here at the fairmont hotel. take a look at where this 16 hour deal started yesterday about 6:30 in the evening the president coming in on air force one. strictly a fundraising event out here. a few hours after landing the president was at the fox theater in redwood city. 1100 people there paying between $250 and $7500. some paid $12,500 to get a picture with the president. to hear him say his likely opponent in november reut it would put the -- mitt romney would put the country on the
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wrong track. >> the president: higher education is not a luxury it is a necessity of this new global economy. everybody should be able to afford it. everybody should be able to get that chance. that's the choice in this election. that's why i'm running. >> reporter: before redwood city he was at at -- atherton where -- [ unintelligible ]
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president obama is not the only big named politician in town raising money. house speaker boehner picked up campaign cash. the republican from ohio attended a fundraiser in woodside. take s ranged from $1,000 to $35,000. a group of protesters demonstrated outside their attention was focused on congressman lundgren who co-hosted the event. protesters expected to gather outside the gap headquarters this morning in san francisco where republican house budget committee chairman paul ryan was scheduled to attend. it looks like he won't be there. the chronicle reports it looks like the expected protest has prompted a change to a secret location for the wisconsin congressman's fundraising breakfast. protest still plan to show up -- [ unintelligible ] suspect in the murder of 15-year-old sierra lamar is scheduled to make his first court appearance today.
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21-year-old antolin garcia-torres will be arraigned today. he was arrested monday night and is charged with kidnapping and murder. authorities don't have a murder weapon. garcia-torres is linked to lamar through dna found on clothes in sierra's purse. terry mcsweeney will have a live report in san jose in about a half hour. firefighters worked through night to put out a fire onboard a nuclear attack submarine dock in new england. full investigation underway. the fire broke out aboard the uss miami which was docked at the shipyard in maine. firefighters battled that blaze well into the night. the heat created kept smoke going fire was intense and specialized crews and equipment from as far away as boston had to be brought in. cause of that fire is unknown and miami was docked for maintenance and upgrade work the damage that was done is being called major.
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5:32. former arizona congresswoman who survived an assassination attempt made a rare public appearance. gabby giffords was in beverly hills last night with her husband astronaut mark kelly the simon wiesenthal center award them a medal of valor. she left congress to continue her recovery after being shot in the head. six people decide. the wiesenthal center gave out medals of valor to holocaust survive eastern tuskegee airmen. -- fire burned 10 ayers curse along high 128 -- -- gusty winds a problem in southern california and it contributed to major damage in the antelope valley.
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cars were damaged. more coming up on "good morning america" at 7:00. everything outside is going to be affected by the wind today. good morning. already affected santa rosa gusting up to 22 still has the fastest want gusts now half moon bay 21 west wind sustained at 18 sfo north wind 12 novato everybody else 10 miles per hour calm in oakland napa and livermore and mountain view. 7:00 this3sq morning 48 napa 49 san jose everybody else low to mid 50s sunny start. lunch hour going outside doing a walk or a little cafe mid to upper 50s along the coast into san francisco, low to mid 60s
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bay shore low to mid 70s concord, napa fairfield and antioch. 4:00 winds reaching maximum 45 mile per hour along the coast. mid to upper 50s along the coast too san francisco low to mid 60s into the south bay and through san rafael and santa rosa low to mid 70s east bay valleys. temperatures drop quickly low to mid 60s inland mid to upper 50s bay and coast winds at their peak and start tapering as we head past the 7:00 hour. watch out for the grass very high with tree and mold. showers possible tomorrow anywhere saturday sunday we have a drying and warming trend. marin county now live shot of 101 past lucas valley road. things are clear there. repaving in southern marin from sausalito towards the golden gate bridge next section of that phase of the paving.
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golden gate bridge looking good preparing for sunday's big celebration extra ferries do not drive to the golden gate bridge sunday they are saying at least in the evening for firefighter works there will be a lot of traffic expected around 9:30. golden gate ferries extra service and there will be limited parking in the area. please just make your extra plans, bart will be running extra trains as well to get you to the san francisco side. right now 580 westbound that brushfire cleared you will see things pick up there. no mass transit delays at this time. muni starting tacoma juror delays in san francisco -- tomorrow major delays in san francisco lines will be rerouted take a bike or walk if you can. 5:36. hewlett-packard employees return to work this morning after yesterday's bad news. massive job cuts. worsening poll numbers for
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governor brown. survey showing the governor's approval rating is in trouble. downtown oakland cafe hit hard by occupy protests shuts its doors why the civil unrest has nothing to do with the closure.
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this morning san francisco place arrested a man for a carjacking and robbery after a chase across the bay bridge the suspect's car a white ford van was found on west grand near burma road. officers arrested one they are still looking for one more. this morning there are growing signs of uncertainty at hewlett-packard after hp announced the largest round of lay-offs in its 73 year history. the computer company is cutting 27,000 jobs or 8% of its worldwide workforce a sign it can no longer compete with the popularity of smartphones tablets and other mobile devices it could save 3 1/2 billion dollars annually. more people say governor brown is doing a bad job than saying he's doing a good job.
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the poll shows 43% disapprove of the job governor brown is doing. 42% approve. last month his approval rating was 47%. the dip comes off his announcement last week that the state deficit has grown by 60%. the poll shows 56% of voters support his november ballot initiative to raise taxes. 38% are opposed. spokesperson for tully's coffee says state imposed furloughs are partly to blame foreclosing its downtown oakland cafe. with no notice the coffee shop closed may 17 saying the cafe was not meeting the minimum financial requirements to stay open. tully as -- tully's blamed increased competition and furloughs. facebook is considering switching its listing from the nasdaq exchange after the ipo
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debacle. we just got the latest employment report. jane king has the report coming up. calcium supplements and your health what is good for your bones could be bad for your heart. science on the chopping block. governor's plan to save money by cutting key classes. >> michael finney's helpful tips on choosing the perfect hotel what consumers need to watch out for when planning that summer vacation. c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c
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c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c temperatures in the upper 50s along the coast mid 60s around the bay low 70s inland. 25 to 35 mile per hour gusts 45 at the coast. a few showers across the northwest part of the state where they will stay 97 palm springs 72 los angeles. sierra watch out for snow above 7,000 feet. 5:45. this morning governor brown wants to ax a high school science require to save money it could drive students to out of state colleges. at a science competition in sacramento students showed off projects they starred in high school. projects like these could be a thing of the past. the governor wants to cut the second year science require in high school schools are reimbursed by the state for teaching that class. >> to the board and said this
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is a good requirement. we want the locals to pick-up that otherwise they charge us. >> another problem uc and cal-state schools both require two years of science for admission which would make it harder for future high school grads from california to get in. one option one that many are taking going to school outside of state. later this morning east bay teenager is showing off his geography skills. he is one of 10 who will compete at the national geographic be in washington, d.c.. the 7th grader passed tuesday's preliminary round. he will compete in the next round scheduled at 7:00 this morning and we should learn the results by 9:30. the winner will receive $25,000 and an expedition to the galapagos islands. >> good luck. turning things over to mike. sunny again. again just a little breezy not
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the start of it. >> exactly. it is going to get much worse into the afternoon. let me show what is going on. friday you could see in the morning we have showers developing. that's one of the big stories as we head towards the holiday weekend, that is not going to hang around for the better part of the weekend. here's a look at your graduation forecast one of nine we are going to show 2:30 today sunny breezy 58° hold on to the caps and gowns it is going to be another blustery one. in san jose mount pleasant high 6:00 around 68°. now outside what is going on as far as the lack of cloud cover. quiet as we look from sutro towards mount diablo. let's take about temperatures. they are coolest up around napa and los gatos 47° a lot
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of low to mid 50s to 60 at antioch. monterey bay and inland upper 40s to around 50°. windy once again 45 mile per hour gusts at the coast. this will usher in cooler weather this afternoon but still keep us sunny showers possible tonight and tomorrow calmer and warmer for the holiday weekend. in the south bay today los gatos around 70 the warm spot everybody else in the mid to upper 60s. peninsula low to mid 60s. mid to upper 50s along the coast. 56 today bayside 61 across the golden gate bridge 63 in sausalito. low 70s north bay valleys mid 50s at your coast east bay shore mid to upper 60s oakland 67 warm spot hercules and castro valley 68. low to mid 70s until you get to brentwood warm spot at 77 low to mid 70s morgan hill
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gilroy hollister. mid to upper 50s carmel and monterey. tonight mid 40s north bay valleys upper 40s to low 50s light scattering of a shower as we head deeper into friday lows coming didn't the central valley with its counterclockwise flow going to push moisture against the sierra creating rain and snow and also against our mountains to our east and that going to create scattered showers also remember they are very scattered most of us will not see them don't change your plans. the best chance of thunder out of these will be around the monterey bay and south if you want to chase lightning. slight chance of showers friday temperatures two to six degrees cooler slow warming trend around 80 memorial day inland low 70s around the bay near 60 at the coast. live shot of walnut creek traffic moving smoothly southbound 680 towards north
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main towards the 24 junction we don't have problems here. live shot of san rafael past lucas valley road out of novato into san francisco across the golden gate bridge everything flowing smoothly. wanted to make you aware of an accident in novato southbound 101 past novato boulevard stalled big rig blocking right lane. sensors isn't picking up too much slowing we'll keep our eye on that this weekend a lot going on dumbarton bridge closed tomorrow night through tuesday morning alternate san mateo bridge or highway 237 to get around that. we have bart with a lot of instances a's -- yankees game starting friday bart going to have service for that giants game monday bart will have extra service for that. all the golden gate festivities if the san francisco side bart will be on a sunday -- -- sunday schedule for monday adding trains for all the events happening this weekend.
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once again the waze app for all the events in the south bay and oakland all this weekend it is a great idea to download the free waze app. i wanted to show you how to do that at abc7news.com if we could come back to the screen. go to the website abc7news.com click on more information there download it it is free and it gives you the real drive times and alternate routes and it is free. 5:51. new this morning the first commercially launched spacecraft has rendezvoused with the international space station. the spacex dragon capsule blasted off into orbit earlier this week, overnight it came within a mile and a half of the station this is the firms time a privately built space vehicle has ever approached the international space station. spacex is owned by elon musk who heads-up tesla motors.
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he's getting high profile praise. president obama called him to wish him congratulations. this morning, you can fly through security check points again at sfo fly is the key word we mean quickly get through special express lanes are open for business clear card holders the cards use fingerprinting to identify registered users who pay $179 a year for the pass. the company is returning after declaring bankruptcy in 2009. other airports accepting the pass now are denver and orlando dallas on deck and many more expected to follow. we just go the latest government jobless numbers. last week the number of new applications remained unchanged. analysts say that shows modest job growth. new indications that facebook is moving ahead with plans to remove its listing from the nasdaq and go to the new york stock exchange.
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all over that ipo debacle last friday. here's jane king with this morning's bloomberg business report. good morning. facebook may be considering switching its listing from the nasdaq calls and e-mails exchanged about changing the ing after the debut was delayed when nasdaq became overwhelmed with orders. facebook declining to comment. facebook's initial public offering the subject of congressional inquiries and growing number of lawsuits stock down 16% below friday's offer price some are betting shares may fall further. giant job ax coming down on employees at hewlett-packard 27,000 jobs through firings and early retirements. 8% reduction is part of an attempt to reengineer and simplify the company. stocks yesterday failing to engineer a rally on continued
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concern about greece and europe's debt crisis. we continue to watch gold prices gold mining linked to toxins like mercury. i do or i don't new line of you can ggs for wedding -- [ unintelligible ] . 5:54. los angeles is now the largest city in the country to ban plastic bags. the city council voted yesterday to phase-out the bags within six months at large stores and within a year at smaller retailers. paper bags will carry a 10 cent surcharge. supporters say the ban will be good for the planet. opponents say it will hurt smaller stores and struggling
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families. southern california company recalling dried mushroom slices sold at costco that may have been contaminated with chemicals. sell by date april 16th 2013. the company says it discovered the mushrooms may have been contaminated by a fungicide. the contamination was found after federal inspectors tested a sample. what is good for bones may increase risk for heart problems. researchers found people who use calcium supplements were 85% more likely to suffer a heart attack. health experts stress eating a balanced diet that includes calcium instead of supplements until further studies uncover if there is a causal rich. last call has come and gone at union square location of gold dust lounge. next stop fisherman's wharf nobody is saying where.
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the gold dust was in its final days downtown after losing a battle over its lease. owners expect to open a bigger and better gold dust on the wharf by september. anchor cheryl jennings yesterday received a special honor she won a gristy award presented by the an -- a gracie award presented by women in media the award honored her show a motjup dream about the fight to remove landmines in war torn countries. >> she does a lot of great reporting special for beyond the headlines. >> in the past year she has been going overseas to report including the land mine story and series of reports from korea economic reports. well done cheryl. -- still ahead more on breaking news out of new york city. a man in custody implicated in
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the disappearance of a first -- of the first missing child to appear on a milk carton. also the man accused of kidnapping and murdering 15-year-old sierra lamar expected in court today we are live with a preview. part two of the abc7 news i-team exclusive. the wife of san francisco's suspended sheriff tell us whether she plans on coming back to the u.s. and whether she sees a future with her husband.
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