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rs are on alert this morning after a series of grass fires yesterday helped by gusty winds and the national transportation safety board is investigating an emergency landing by a small plane in concord yesterday. fortunately no one was injured. good morning, everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. let's start with a quick first look at the weather. here's meteorologist lisa argen. >> hi there carolyn. a beautiful shot right now with the clear sky. winds are gusty. we have a red flag warning from the national weather service until 11:00 this morning for the
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higher elevations of the north bay and the east bay hills. wind gusts sustained to 20, 30 miles an hour and some gusts up to 40 miles an hour. you see the highlighted red areas right here. we're quite warm this morning and the winds right any out of the north busting to 32 at fairfield, gusting to 18 at napa. elsewhere not much of a problem. it's 71 degrees right now in napa. 64 in the city, 60 mountain view, 70 livermore. we are on our way to a scorcher a critical fire weather up through the next couple days a fuel look at the weather in a few minutes. >> thank you lisa. the gusty winds and dry conditions this weekend means firefighters will be challenged again today trying to keep small grass fire from growing into big ones. a crew of 50 jumped on a nine acre brush fire along highway 57 in san jose yesterday. several freeway ramps had to be shut down. but they are all open again this
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morning. it took two hours to get the fire under control because the winds kept stoking the flames. when crews got here it was a wind-driven fire. crews found themselves chasing this fire. >> it's the wind it's the low humidity, it's the wind direction. there are several factors involved in this. when there's red flag warnings, then everything is on a heightened level of alert. >> signs throughout the bay area are being changed to reflect the current fire conditions. a brush fire that threatened hillside homes and damaged fences in hercules last night is now deemed auspicious by investigators. this morning federal air safety officials will continue their investigation into yesterday morning's emergency landing of a small plane on a concord golf course. the pilot had just taken off from buchanan field when the plane lost power. abc news reporter shows us where he was able to set it down.
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>> reporter: the single engine cessna landed near the second tee on the pew banana golf horse. the pilot lost engine power. he tried to glide back to the field but fell short by about 700 feet according to the faa. chan lee saw the plane come down. >> it landed near the second tee box near the fence. just one foot from a barricaded fence. and i think a pilot, he jumped out. >> he did manage to jump out of the plane without injury. some golfers finding a different kind of obstacle to deal with on the course played on while others helped move it off the course and back to the airport. it is owned by a air training school. they said the pilot did the right thing in choosing an open area. you look for open areas.
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you can't always make it back to the airplane. in their case they had just taken off. i guess they were too low but fortunately there was a golf course and i know people who have landed on solve courses before. >> planes flying in here have had problems before. worst in 1985 when a twin everyone beechcraft crashed into the mall. 8 people were hurd. the faa is investigating this incident. in con ford, abc7 news. >> this morning oakland police are searching for a suspect who shot and killed a young man on a scooter t happened at 63rd avenue yesterday afternoon. multiple shots were fired from a passing car. the victim, who was left bleeding in the street, died a short time later at the hospital. in antioch police are investigating a fatal shooting at a graduation party early yesterday morning.
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police say someone opened fire on the party killing one man and injuring another. it happened at a house on west ninth and i streets. police are not releasing the victim's name and the search continues for suspects. in owe mommia county police have arrested a man wanted in a hit-and-run that critically injured a cyclist. the 51-year-old man is still in a coma this morning after being hit on petaluma hill road. an off-duty police officer spotted a pickup truck with front end damage that matched the description of the suspect's vehicle. he called police who arrested robert coward friday afternoon. according to investigators, he said he left the scene of the crash because he was late for work. this morning three teenagers face charges in connection with a deadly shooting in san jose. police say two 18-year-old men and a 19-year-old all believed to be from union city were arrested after their get-away
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car was spotted leaving the scene. they are suspected of being involved in the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old san jose man early friday morning. that happened outside a karoeke bar at a strip fall on center road. later this week a judge will decide if dozens of suspended seniors at heritage high school in brentwood will be allowed to make up the final exams they missed last week. yesterday was graduation day for the high school, and all the seniors did graduate, just not at the same place. traditional graduation was held at the school's football field. not in attendance, 67 seniors who were suspended after a prank that school officials call vandalism. they graduated off-campus at an alternative party hosted by parents of the suspended students. if i had the choice to walk at the school, i would have chose the separate graduation over walking at the school. >> you have to take the consequences for your actions.
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and, you know that teaches them too when they grow up this is how its agreeing to be throughout your life. you can't just go and do stuff and just get away with it. >> in a rare move, administrators called in several brentwood police officers to the traditional graduation ceremony just in case, but there were no problems. tomorrow is the 50 year anniversary of three prisoners' escape from alcatraz. the u.s. marshall service said it's still searching from the only inmates to ever escape from the rock without being found. three owe slipped out june 11 1962 vanishing without a trace. most experts figure they drown but the u.s. marshall service said it will continue the hunt for frank morris and brothers clarence and john anglin until they are arrested positively identified as dead or reach the age of 99. morris would be 85 now. the others 81 and 82. hundreds of try athletes
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will make the swim from alcatraz from san francisco starting at 7:30 this morning. it is the 32nd annual escape from alcatraz triathlon. the event starts out with the one and a half mile swim from the alcatraz to the marina green, and then they bicycle for 18-mile and finish with an 8-mile footrace. about 2,000 people are expected to compete this year. they consider this one of the more difficult competition necessary their sport. still ahead, a new wildfire in new mexico damages at least 20 buildings, forcing the evacuation of residents in the area. and the source of the questionedly e. coli outbreak moves west. what investigators think might be behind the outbreak.
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new this morning, a lot of questions as police investigate a multiple shooting at an apartment complex near auburn university. so far police will only confirm that several people were shot last night at the university heights complex. investigators have erected a white tent at the shooting scene. a hospital official said information on victims will be released later this morning in coordination with the local coroner's office and auburn police. some of the students who live in the complex have not been allowed to return to their apartment. in syria this morning rebels continue to take the fight against president assad in the city capital of dough mass discuss. the two sides rested for a brief team yesterday after a battle yesterday morning. by fighting in the capital streets, the rebels are showing
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increased boldness. monitors from the u. n. checking on the people killed say they have a near impossible job. >> the more time that passes it's more difficult to verify. especially in the muslim world they bury the dead immediately. >> at least 42 people were killed in violence outside damascus yesterday. the u.n. estimates 9,000 team have died in the syrian uprising since march. world markets are watching the bombshell bank bailout in spain very closely. the central bank is offering $125 billion to keep the country afloat. spain is the fourth and largest nation asking for help to rescue its bank brought down by the housing collapse. unemployment is running at nearly 25% with 50% of young people under the age of 24 out of work. european leaders are hoping the bailout will help stabilize the financial crisis that threatens
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it break apart the 17 countries that use the euro as their currency. president obama is republican challenger romney face another tough week of questions about how to face the american economy. this morning on "this ""those questions will be put to an obama campaign visor david axelrod and presidential candidate rick santorum. don't miss the political fireworks on "this week " with george stephanopoulos at 7:00. and officials are race to go fine the outbreak of an e. coli outbreak. it started in the northeast and now it has spread to california. here's the latest from washington. >> this little known strain of e. coli is making more people sick over a widerrer and it's already taken the life of a toddler. >> we always like to know definitively where it came from so we can take steps to see that it doesn't happen again.
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>> now 14 cases in six states cluttered in the southeast but the mystery deep ended when a case was confirmed thousands of mile away in california. >> it appears that the age ranges are very broad. it's unlikely that all of these people were in the same place a month ago. so it's likely that it is some sort of food product that they are consuming. >> a food product that was probably widely distributed. it could still be on the shelves. e. coli 0y14 be found on fresh meat or fruit. just this past week the u.s. started testing meat for these strains. >> in the long run, at least as it relates to meat overseen by the usda the testing protocol will be a good thing for consumers. >> those sickened were likely
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exposed in late april or may. if it is a treasure product that is likely off the shelves but there is still concern the infections could spread. david curly, abc news, washington. talk about a heat wave, right? >> exactly. >> lisa argen is here with the accuweather forecast. >> we have the relative humidity dropping throughout the day and the red flag factor. the high fire danger. what a clear and static shot from our roof camera. can't see a puff of wind at all. it's 50 along the coast. numbers range from 50 there to near 70 in the hills. i'll detail the warm forecast next. >> thank you. also next lebron james and the miami heat are returning to the finals after winning game seven last night convince the celtics. mike shumann has all the highlights coming up in sports.
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>> welcome back. the time is 565:18. here's a live look at the golden gate bridge. not a lot going on there today d you take advantage of the celebration the other weekend? the fireworks and all that for the 75th anniversary? today, nice weather on tap. lisa argen coming along a little later with your full accuweather forecast. a wildfire in new mexico is destroying homes and raging through a pine forest this
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morning. the 10,000-acre little bear fire in the lincoln national forest broke through containment lines, destroying or damaging 20 homes out buildings and other structures. summer homes in the area have been evacuated. the flames of encroaching on a mountain community. the lincoln national forest is where a little bear cub was found after a fire back in the 1940s. he became known as the fire prevention icon smoky the bear. >> the wildfire threat all too real in colorado where 46 homes have been evacuated because of a rapidly growing fire in larimer county. you see the winds pushing those flames along. that fire has spread to more than 5,000 acres. 10 structures have been damaged. the cause is still unknown. you know the ipad has given millions of users a new way to think and communicate. now it's helping a group of
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orangutans at a zoo. the young ones have been drawing and painting on the ipad for about a year. recently they learned to identify symbols using an app called tap to talk. >> these four can't get enough of it. and they just -- they understand. it's just like they catch on and connie and sin bad look at it as if to say, you know, what is this new-fanning he willed thing? >> the caretakers say that they are amazed by the orangutan's ability to learn. it's also helping them better communicate with humans. lisa argen is here now. she can tell you all about the weather. there's a warming trend? >> yes, definitely the next couple days. look at that already getting light out there. we are looking at the official sunrise at 5:47. the view from our sutra camera
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setting at 8:41 giving us 14 hours and 44 minutes of date. it is going to be a warmer day today. in fact still even warming tomorrow in some of our inland valleys. live doppler 7 hd right now, we don't have any rain to talk about, but you still can see our live sweep on top of mount saint helena. we will be looking at several days of warm temperatures. we will cool it back and then it will get warm again. but first things first. we do have a red flag warning in effect until 11:00 this morning. you can see from the north bay hills, the north bay mountains the east bay hills and the diablo range where critical fire weather is a possibility today with gusty winds. so the winds come out of the north. we are looking at the relative humidity lowering throughout the afternoon. right now we are at 40 50% in most areas. not too bad. but as we continue to see the atmosphere warm we will drop down into the single digits certainly out in con scored and livermore and perhaps the north
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bay. here's the north win at 12. santa rosa. calm winds elsewhere. fairfield look at a gusty winds and right now the numbers cool at the coast. 50 half moon bay, 59 in the city, 66 in napa with 57 san rafael, 59 livermore. the upper atmosphere, the higher elevations above 1000 feet very warm. with that offshore wind blowing we are looking at a warm day today with 20 degrees of warming since yesterday. so with that atmosphere well-mixed, we are starting offer very mild and temperatures will soar today with many locations in the 90s. so the red flag warning for the higher elevations warm to hot the next few days, we will see cooler conditions certainly tuesday and wednesday. but then after this it looks like our offshore event continues. we are also looking at gusty winds and very high fire danger again out toward the delta, sacramento valley and the northern san joaquin valley. we have the high pressure
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offshore and low pressure at the coast. between the two we are getting the gust at the winds. look out for the breeziest winds until about 11:00 and then those should die back. but with things already pretty warm out there, it will be not only a warm are day but once the winds die back, temperatures are already probably will be in the 70s and 80s around the bay. don't look for a lot of relief unless you are right at the shoreline today and tomorrow. 80s big sur with 84 yosemite, 67 tahoe. coming up about den degrees from yesterday's readings. look at the 90s from concord to livermore and 78 in san francisco. 84 san mateo, 85 in oakland today. low 90s in the north bay. 70 half moon bay and 74 monterey. that's where it will be nice and pleasant today. tomorrow the sea breeze connection up at our coast but we will warm a few degrees inland tomorrow into the mid-90s. not a lot of cooling inland on tuesday. you notice only wednesday and thursday and we are warming it
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back up again. the offshore flow then of the week. >> we haven't seen temperatures like this in some time. >> no. and that will be father's day barbecue weather again. >> thank you lisa. let's check out sports. this afternoon at&t park tim lincecum will try to return to the timmy of old when the giants play the texas rangers in the rubber game of the weekend series. last night the miami heat and boston celtics battled in game 7 of the eastern conference finals. here's mike sh mann with the highlights in this morning's sports. good morning. well, king james is still waiting to be crowned nba champion and lebron got a step closer to it last night in miami. coming off the effort in game 6 boston came out firing. bass with the steal finishes with a slam. celtics go up is 11. less than a minute to go. lebron, the give-and-go. he trailed by 7 in the half but miami battle the back. lebron a slam of his own, 31
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points, 12 boards. then he dishes to chris bosh, who drains the three, the big three, scored the final points for the heat. it will be miami and okay see you in the fines this tuesday on abc. >> from the first shot all the way down to 15. everybody was enjoying it today. we wanted to give our fans a big win tonight, and we was able to do that. everybody had a big part of this win. we look forward to the next challenge. >> the stanley cup finals game five. kings up three one on the devils. williams with the wicked wrister past martin brodeur. six minutes later, bryce salvador breaks the day off the shoulder the kings' defenseman. devils has been the kings their first road loss of these playoffs, 2-1, the final. kings still lead the series 3-2. game 6 in l.a. monday night. >> the giants got have reinforcements at the plate with the return of pablo sandoval. he return from the dl for yesterday's game.
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brett sat down to make room for sandoval. brian vogelsong had his longest outing of the year. he struck out three. he got plenty of help, bottom of five theriot, rbi single scores brandon crawford formed theriot. bottom of the sixth. sheer holds off the brick wall in the right. the two-out triple they score. and then in the seventh it's the banda. sandoval 1 for 4 in his return. giants win it 5-2. >> and we have a lot of guys in the lineup and every guy pull a little piece. i'm not the only one. so we are a great lineup so we got a great team. and every single day we are going to fight. >> all right. a's in arizona. corner a trevor cahill facing the man he was traded for, parker.
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to justin upton, and they blatters later bases loaded. miguel montero. see ya. and trevor cahill, seven innings, 2 runs on 7 hits, a season-high 7 strikeouts. a's lose it 8-3. speaking of losing, manny went down in los angeles to timothy bradley. that's the way the ball bounces. see you again at five. have a great day. >> up next the collaborative new effort to find homeless veterans find a place to live. 50 homes in 100 days. >> i'm nannette miranda in san francisco. the tax board now estimates the underground economy is costing the state $10 billion in unpaid taxes a year. new efforts now to recoup that money.
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>> welcome back, everyone. a new field poll finds most state voters support governor brown's proposed november initiative to raise income and sales taxes but just barely. 52% of registered voters say they would approve raising taxes to prevent deep cuts in education and public safety. 35% oppose the plan. the governor's proposal would raise income taxes for seven years on household next over $250,000. it also includes a quarter cent sales tax to increase, but everybody would pay. california taxpayers are being robbed of billions of dollars each year in what's called an underground economy. abc7 news capitol correspondent nannette miranda explains what's being done to force so-called tax cheats to pay their fair share. >> this reason bust in stockton netted authorities half a million dollars worth of count
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every fit goods. >> coach purses. >> fake designer purses, air in order danes and a new line of nfl jerseys not legitimately for sale in the united states. they rarely hand over the sales tax to the states. if it's sales tax, the excite tax never makes it to state covers. >> sorry for that technical problem. president obama has made it a goal to end homeless necessary among the nation's military veterans by the year 2015. his administration is helping san francisco take a step in that direction by helping to fund a new campaign. >> rosanna was living in a series of run down hotels. now she has her own apartment in san francisco. part of a renewed push to take care of the country's vets. she was in the navy during vietnam. >> it was a turning point in my
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life. i wanted to serve my country. i lost two brothers in vietnam. >> i can think of a more patriotic thing to do than to find a homeless veteran their home. >> mayor ed lee announced that san francisco is one of 17 cities nationwide selection today take part in what's called the homes for heros campaign. the goal here is within 100 days to house 50 homeless vets who have federal rent vouchers. >> the market is very, very high so there is a process in place now with our housing authority director can look at the needs of an individual veteran and ascertain whether they might be eligible for a higher rent payment. >> the city is also actively recruiting landlords like judy. >> they really need to help. not only housing, also mentally and counsel, all the stuff. they really need it. >> when you see the homeless in your community, it's estimated that at least 20% are military vets. >> we all need this.
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whether it's a veteran, whether -- especially for females. >> in addition to the 50 vets who already have the subsidies, hudson and the va have awarded the city nearly $3 million, enough to offer another 200 couchers. now the push is on to find the housing. >> and for more information we have a link on our website abc7news.com under "see it on tv." if you are a vet who needs help or alan lord who can offer that. now let's try getting back to the story about california taxpayers being robbed of billions of dollars each year. it's an underground economy that abc7 news capital correspondent nannette miranda was telling us about. >> reporter: this recent bust in stockton netted authorities half a million dollars worth of counter fit goods. >> coach purses. >> and a new line of nfl jerseys
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not legitimately for sale in the united states. they rarely has been over the sales tax to the state. if it's smuggled cigarettes, the excise tax never makes it to the state coffers. >> that guy does not work for me. he never has. >> they find people working for cash under the table. the employer doesn't pay payroll or unemployment taxes and employees avoid having taxes taken out. >> taxpayers are being cheated and the government is being cheated. >> the tax board believes $10 billion are owed to the state every year but never paid. of as a result of this unground economy. >> these are things that we don't see. we can't necessarily easure. we are just tag bits and pieces of information and trying to paint a picture. >> the franchise tax board has 41 sworn officers. the board of equalization has 80 investigators nationwide, not nearly enough to battle the $10 billion worth of illegal employment and goods. >> people involved in the underground economy are very
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creative how they mask and hid that stuff. >> no more cuts. no more cuts. >> considering california is in a constant state of budget deficits those affected by deficits are upset by tax cheaters. $10 billion could save in social services. >> if there's any way to get people to come out of the shadows and pay their fair share of taxes, that would go a long way in solving our budget problems. >> a proposal to create a new centralized partnership is getting support. if they pull their resources together the state could net $32 million a year. abc news. this morning thousands of people are still walk through the streets of san francisco. it's an effort to take suicide out of the darkness. walkers started yesterday evening from fort mason. this is called from out of the darkness overnight walk. it's part of a national effort so raise money for suicide prevention programs and education programs. the walk will last until sunrise
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this morning. go ahead. look to be your own boss? three simple steps you can follow to turn your small idea in a thriving business. here's a live look from ourrov cam. the sunrise just about to happen. it's going to be very warm today. lisa argen will be along with your accuweather forecast in just a few minutes.
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>> if you are tired of worrying about being laid off and dream of being your own boss there is help from none other than the woman who brings you deals and steals on "good morning america." this summer gma contributor, torry johnson is coming here to the bay area to help you make your small business dreams come true. abc7 news anchor kristin sze has
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more. >> she didn't set out to be an entrepreneur. it happened a year ago when she design a card game to encourage her own kids to eat healthier. >> not a veggable in sight. i was so frustrated. i turned to the one thing i know how to do, to make it fun. >> she was explaining her game to award points for trying now healthy foods. gma deals and steals contributor torry johnson said there are legions of americans like her who have spark but just need help getting started. >> with small business ownership you can be in control and drive your own train. i think that's very, very empowering for a lot of people and a lot of people can use that empower plant right now. >> she's sharing those tips on a national tour advising entrepreneur nears you don't need a complicated five year business plan you own need to know cuss on one thing. first, what will you sell and who will you sell to.
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second, how much can you charge and how much money can you make? and third, most importantly is what is your hustle, what is your marketing and sales strategy to make it happen. >> through twitter, word of mouth, a prestigious dr. toy award and a internship with jaymee oliver, her little game that could is now thriving proving torry's point you don't need a lot of capital. >> the internet is the equalizer. you can start wrought having a storefront create a storefront in the matter of a day. >> she bring it to the bay area on july 17th when she will interact with people at the conference center. for details go to our website abc7news.com. the abc7 morning news team is going prime time this week. abc7 news anchor erik thomas, kristen, and mike and traffic reporter francis are going to
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broadcast in the morning tuesday as usual then they are going to return for a "primetime live" newscast on tuesday night. we hope you can join abc7 news right of a game one of the nba finals. that's an innovative idea. we like it. and if you like it warm, well. >> yes, you will like today and tomorrow inland because our sea breeze, it doesn't stay away too long but actually right now it is pretty calm here. this is emeryville the high definition camera. with temperatures in the 60s we have 70s inland already and 50s at the coast. a nice wide range for you but it all spells warm afternoon. i'll explain next. >> and the amazing efforts to keep a state park in marin county open to the public. and for one man whose family has lived there 120 years. >> california's key unemployment rate is more than 300 percent higher than the general
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uponlations. i'm michael finney with what's being done as we head into summer.ir our cloud is not soft and fluffy. our cloud is made of bedrock. concrete. and steel. our cloud is the smartest brains combating the latest security threats. it spans oceans, stretches continents. and is scalable as far as the mind can see. our cloud is the cloud other clouds look up to. welcome to the uppernet.
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plus another to eliminate flea eggs and larvae annihiting the next generation of fleas. and, frontline plus works non-stop for thirty days. no wonder it's the number one choice of vets for their pets and yours. ask your vet about frontline plus. accept nothing less. >> here's a staggering statistic n california more than one out of three teenagers is unemployed. it's the highest teen jobless rate in the nation. here is 7 on your side's michael finney with some of the causes and what's being done to help them find work. >> eric: have you babysat? >> cats. >> that's fine. >> amy of match bridge is helping prescott carlson build up his resume and fine a summer job. the 16-year-old says finding a paid position has been frustrating. >> it is really difficult. i applied to like more than ten,
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and all i got were like interest slips and something that i didn't get paid in. >> the economic policy institute is a nonprofit research organization focusing on entry level employment. it puts the state teenage unemployment rate at just over 36%. now compare that to a statewide unemployment rate of 10.9%. >> some of the sectors that teens would traditionally find jobs in has been slow to recover. teens in the state are also facing more competition from different groups of workers. >> many college grads looking for full-time work are settling for jobs normally taken by teens. and retire workers are also coming back into the workforce filling part-time jobs. the federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. but it's eight dollars an hour in california and $10.24 in san francisco. the economic policy institute thinks higher labor costs here
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also contributes to the high teen unemployment rate. >> when you raise the cost to hire and train entry level employees like teens, fewer of them are going to be hired. >> it's not discouraging people from hiring young people in our program. we've had -- there's a goal of 5,000 jobs for this summer. we have 3300 pledged already. >> matt poland is director of bridge. the year around component of summer jobs plus and a joint program between the city of san francisco and the united way. she is a graduate of match bridge. the program caught her job interviewing skills, how to dress for success and both time and money management. >> it was amazing. it was just like within eight weeks my all career was there. >> and real estate for tomorrow's adult program placed anita in an internship with a real estate firm bohan. after two months she was hired
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into a permanent position. >> i would call it a win-win. she's been helped in the sense she's been exposed to professional property management and has worked closely with me for several years and has grown in terms of her ability to provide services for clients. >> prescott is confident when he completes the program he will do just as well as her. >> i'm sure after match bridge i'll definitely get into a starbucks or old never. >> match bridge is open to any san francisco youth between 16 and 24. i have more information how teenage speakers employers can participate. if you are interested go to abc7news.com. i'm michael finney, 7 on your side. >> today is world ocean day created at the world earth summit to celebrate owings and all the bench gets they provide. in san francisco this morning there will be a beach cleanup project that nine to noon at aquatic park. bags and gloves will be
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provided along with coffee and pastries. volunteers are encouraged to bring their own cleaning products from home. it's sponsored by the aquarium at the bay and america's cup healthy oceans project. lisa argen is here now. she nice a thing or two about the ocean, i don't know everything else, the mountains, where am i going with this? >> it will be a great day to be at the beach for sure. a little warmer than yesterday but pleasant. and the weak sea breeze keeping temperatures at the 70s. that's the place to go if you are heat sensitive. we have a red flag warning for the higher elevations of the north and east bay i also hills. the roof camera showing the flag is not blowing at all and it's comfortable in the low 50s. we will be look for the grass and tree pollen to aggravate some people around the bay today and tomorrow and it will continue throughout the week due to the breezy winds and the warm
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temperatures. live doppler 7 hd is nice and quiet. we aren't looking at any precipitation today. the next several days. in fact, we will be talking heat temperatures well above normal with more days warmer than average than not throughout the next seven. so starting out with a red flag warning until 11:00 above 1,000 feet that includes the north bay mount answers. the diablo range is a popular spot for outdoor activities. be careful. the wind direction is out of north with fairfield gusting to 22 miles an hour. but elsewhere around the bay breezy in spots, not too bad in the relative humidity now anywhere from 50 to 80%. but as the temperatures go up and the winds increase we will look for definitely a dryer atmosphere and critical fire
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weather. 67 in san rafael right now 5:00. 69 in antioch, as well as livermore with temperatures this morning as much as 20 to 25 degrees warmer than we were yesterday. so all of that heat, the warmth we had in the afternoon, which is quite pleasant really stayed well mixed in the upper levels of the atmosphere and has worked down to the surface. that's why we are starting out warmer. we will stay very mild to warm this morning and hot this afternoon through tomorrow. the sea breeze returns at the media coast tomorrow. tuesday and wednesday we get into more cooling but after that it looks like another warmup. the red flag warning continues until 6:00 east of us around the delta, the sacramento valley and the san joaquin valley with relative humidity below is a%. the breezy winds today. high pressure to the north of us with low pressure along the central coast and the alignment from the high to the low
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allowing for the breezy offshore winds. so another day and a half of this with critical fire weather. so the direction, the moisture in the air is just absen in that direction from the north to northeast is really going to further dry out the air. 94 in fresno today with 77 in los angeles. san mateo county fair today. 84 so a little warmer there today. we've got that alcatraz triathlon so it's kind of nice for that with 70s and 80s and low 90s inland. the giants game warmer than yesterday but still very pleasant in the city, about five or eight degrees warmer than yesterday. the 90s will stick around inland through tuesday. wednesday and thursday cooler and then we will look for the warmup by then of the work week. feeling like summer out there. >> yeah, but summer doesn't officially start until what? >> the 20th. >> so we have a ways to go. >> yeah. >> thank you lisa. this weekend a special park in marin has a new lease on life.
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fundraising is helping save china camp state park near san rafael. it's a lot more than a recreational area. >> for one year the ticking of this clock has had an ominous symbolic valley. it tells the story of this snack bar, where time seems to standstill this state park. >> it looked like an end. there wasn't any chance of trying to save this. >> frank kwan is as much a part of china camp state park as the buddings. he's the last resident what used to be a fishing village of 500 people. a man who left just once to fight in world war ii. his family has occupied this same house in the park since 1880. the state owns it along with the snack bar he runs just outside the window. imagine frank's children he learn china camp would close to
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save 340,000 annual dollars from california's budget. >> where would you have gone? >> that's a good question really. >> one that now appears to have a happy ending in sight thanks to a community that wouldn't give up. >> i wanted to do something to save china camp but i didn't know what i was getting into. >> ernest chung first fell in love with china camp's 1500 acres because of it's mountain hiking trails. the beauty behind the location and keys inspired him to form the friends of china camp. they are 800 strong now including steve deeing. >> i think it says our government is failing us and i think it also says we as citizens need to mac our voices heard. >> even if the friends of china camp raise the $250,000 they need to keep it open for two months, the battle isn't over, it is only beginning. they plan to sell memberships and charge people to use the park but any way you look at it it's a unique and somewhat risky
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model for running a state park. >> we need to make sure that people don't come in and turn it into a party place and ruin it for the rest of the community. [clock ticking] >> w th a month to go before the state's deadline the friends of china camp appear to have raised most of the money they need to run this place themselves. it's a minor miracle in these hard times even for a well think county. >> the morale imperative is that parks are a right in a sense. this is open place that people have a right to enjoy. if the government, for whatever reason, can't at least for a while operate these parks fulfill that need, we are willing to step up to do it. >> this is no person more happy or relieved about that than frank kwan. >> i think we are over the hill now. you are going to see us after july 1. [laughter] >> from china camp state park in marin county wayne freedman
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abc7 news. up next, how your child could be invited over to the white house for dinner.
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>> there's a contest at the white house. it's part of mrs. obama's efforts to get people to eat healthy. parents with children who like to cook are asked to share their recipe with the white house and some kids are going to be invited to the white house to cook. we will the link on our website. click on "see it on tv." >> coming up, the pilot of a small plane misses the runway and lands on a golf course.
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