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voters in five states holding primaries today. and on both sides, there are calls for some of the candidates to step down. you're looking now at live pictures from a ted cruz event happening in nicetown, indiana. all of the candidates are out in force tonight hoping to add to their delegate count. good afternoon, thank you for joining us. >> we begin this afternoon with elizabeth hur live in philadelphia with a look at what's on the line tonight. >> reporter: first, that pablgt between ted cruz and john kas h kasich. that appears to be losing steam. barring any big surprises, this
should be a big night for the two front huntrun runners, the rivals turned allies have mixed messages. >> this is the only campaign that can and will beat trump and then clinton. >> reporter: kasich and cruz who promised to stay out of each other's way seemingly having different thoughts. their goal was to slab rate to stop donald trump from clinching the 1237 delegates he needs to secure the nomination. that strategy has trump once again setting his eyes on the general election. >> folks, they ought to both drop out of the race so we can unify the republican party. >> reporter: even suggesting in a tweet democrat bernie sanders run as an independent. sanders is facing an uphill battle with four out of the five states voting today being closed primaries meaning independents
cannot vote. sanders has yet to win a single closed primary, but sanders is vowing to fight on. >> we're in until the last vote is cast. pe people of california have a right to determine who they want to be president of the united states. >> i have the greatest respect for senator sanders but really what he and his supporters are now saying just doesn't add um. i have 2.7 million more votes than he has. >> reporter: in fact, with the polls showing both clinton and trump favored to do well in the five states voting today, most of the candidates have already moved on and their focus is on the next big state to vote, which is indiana. we are live in philadelphia, i'm elizabeth hur for abc 7 news. >> elizabeth, the outcome tonight could be crucial for democrats. what's next for sanders should clinton do as well as she's expected to? >> reporter: that's the big question of the day. of course sanders says he's sick and tired of being asked that.
but this is his answer. he knows that after tonight clinton is expected to have just about 90% of the delegates she needs to clinch the nomination, and he says knowing this he is fighting all the way to the philadelphia convention, at which point he says if he is not the nominee he will do everything he can to make sure a republican doesn't become the next president. but again, he says he is still all in. dan? >> fight on, he says. elizabeth hur thanks. >> do stay with abc 7 news for the results of the primaries. we'll have updates throughout the evening and on our website. let's turn to the weather. eye live look from mt. tam. >> it looks nice. spencer christian is here with our accuweather update. >> turning to the weather, a nice turn to make as things are looking pleasant. but we have big changes on the way. here is live doppler 7 hd. you can see how clear the skies are at the moment, but cloud ss
will increase tonight. mt. tam as you look at current conditions, high clouds and 59 here in sfraeks, oakland 65, 67 in mountain view, 66 in oakland and 55 at half moon bay. here is the view from our abc 7 explore aterror yum view. napa 67, 71 in fairfield, 66 in livermore. here's a forecast animation to show you the changes coming our way. 7:00 this oeevening, clouds wil increase up until midnight. then a few spots of showers will show up in the northernmost part of our area. 5:00 tomorrow morning, it will be cloudier, maybe a few spots to light showers. certainly mid to late morning we expect to see more widespread showers. hard to believe when you see this, though, that we'll soon be looking at temperatures in the 90s. i'll show you the remainder of the shower activity and how soon it will turn hot in just a few minutes. >> spencer, thank you. >> keep track of the weather
where you live with the abc 7 news app. download it for free. we are learning more about a disturbing message left behind inside the san jose home of a murdered couple. >> family members found the bodies sunday. police have said it was not a murder/suicide but they aren't saying much else. >> melanie woodrow is live at san jose police headquarter was the latest on this case. melan melanie? >> reporter: san jose police have not released any suspect information. a source says that whoever is responsible left more than one message inside the home. bouquets of flowers line the driveway of an evergreen couple killed in their home sunday. friends describe the couple as kind and generous. >> so that's why this is difficult to reconcile to the tragic violence and to such simple, gentle souls. >> reporter: friends and family
members found the couple's bodies sunday. they entered the home through an open door after having not heard in the couple in days. whoever shot the couple may have targeted them. a source says someone wrote in ink on the hardwood floor "sorry my first kill was clumsy." and another note scrawled on the wall was directed to the couple's oldest son and included "i can't be like you telling "lie." i can't love someone without telling them. according to the source, the note also said "his mother begged for her life." the couple were devoted members of the evergreen islamic center. >> we are surprised that they are no longer with us. especially going away in such a manner, something that we can't come to grips with. >> reporter: the two were an engineer and accountant. the couple has a son in high school and the other in college. the children were not home this weekend. in the south bay, melanie woodrow, abc 7 news. a text message scandal
involving san francisco police officers is growing. the public defender's office today released a new batch of racist and homophobic messages allegedly sent by officers. this marks the second time in as many years these messages have been revealed. the texts were found on former officers jason lie's personal cell phone. he resigned from the police department earlier this month. in one text, lie wrote, they're all drug dealers in the tl, tender loin. we'll have reaction from the police chief on abc 7 news at 5:00. in san francisco, dmron straighters will hold a rally calling for the resignation of police chief and the mayor. we are outside the mission state today as protesters continued their hunger strike. some are in the seventh day of not eating. they're striking following controversial police shootings. >> we need to change what's happening in this city that they are murdering the young black
and brown men that we have here. we have to stop it. >> police have threatened to arrest and cite protesters. tonight's rally will be held outside the mission police station. faculty at city college of san francisco are set to go on a one-day strike tomorrow. abc 7 news was at the college's chi chinatown campus when the union, faculty and students addressed issues, over proposed cuts and faculty salaries. both classes and student services like registration have been canceled tomorrow. the faculty's contract ended last june. highway 1 is open again in san mateo county after a deadly accident closed both directions for hours. happened just before 3:30 a.m. on highway 1 south of pacifica. chp officers say a driver lost control and was ejected from their vehicle. this just in to the abc 7 newsroom. east bay municipal district have voted 7-0 to suspend fines for residents who use too much water in the drought.
east bay mudd's excess fines got a lot of attention because it was the first supplier in california to limit household use and disclose the names of violators. residents we talked with had mixed reaction to the fees before today's vote. >> i think people in the east bay are conscious of the importance of saving water so perhaps they'll do okay. we could -- could we try it for a bhiel and see if the water consumption goes up significantly? >> i think there should be a penalty. it keeps people's conscientious up. >> the fines will be suspended aefktive may 3rd. happening now, the santa clara water district board of directors is meeting and expected to decide whether it will reduce water dovgs goals. customers are currently being asked to reduce their water usage by 30%. that reduction could be cut in half for the rest of the year. still ahead on abc 7 news at 4, a new plan to help south bay part-time workers find a little more money, this as the governor from another state tries to lure bay area businesses away.
plus, a third fire burns at the same location in san francisco's mission district. now city leaders want to do something about the growing problem. and a really big day for the warriors coach steve kerr, named nba coach of the year. but not everybody is happy about it. 4:tenl, we're checking your traffic, san mateo bridge, your westbound traffic lighter, your eastbound traffic heading toward 880 a little thicker.
slumping iphone sales are to blame for a disappointing earnings report revealed by apple. the tech company says quarterly revenue fell for the first time in more than a decade, earnings missed projections by 10 cents a share. right now apple stock is down $8 a share in after-hours trading. intel announced it will lay off 296 employees working at its santa clara headquarters. the employees will receive notices this wreak. their jobs will end the end of may. employees will receive six weeks of pay, six months of health insurance and also 269 layoffs will occur at its fullsome location. they announced a plan to cut 12,000 jobs overall. as san jose is considering a new $15 minimum wage by 2019, community groups have gathered signatures to put in an initiative on the november ballot giving workers more hours. >> david louie is live at city hall where the petitions are being verified. >> reporter: it's a coalition of
labor, religious and community group that's want to advance a new idea here at san jose city hall that could help low wage workers. they want to see workers' hours boosted in order to keep them from working multiple jobs to sue fort their families. employees at the city clerk's office had no problem checking 30,000 signatures. the initiative says the employers have to give more hours before agd part-timers. >> it should be five days a week. otherwise, not even $15 an hour won't be enough if you don't work all the hours you can to bring enough money to your family. >> reporter: all haund dra meha is a jingle three. her job pays $12 an hour but the hours are insufficient to pay for food and rent for her son and two daughters. >> every week it jumps up and down. sometimes 10, 12 hours. other weeks maybe 15 or like last week was only 8 hours. >> what happened with part-time
workers is if i can only get a few hours here, i have to go get another job and get a few hour there's. and then i have to go to another job and get a few hour there's. if you have lots of people in the community doing that, it destabilizes the whole community. >> reporter: the president and ceo of the san jose silicon valley chamber of commerce warns there's a onside to the plan. >> our concern is you start forcing a smaller number of employees to have more hours and those opportunities for teen employment go down or go away. >> reporter: this comes at a time when florida's governor is going to be in california next week to entice businesses to move. >> ready to leave california? go to florida instead. no state income tax and governor scott has cut regulations. >> reporter: in san jose, david louie, abc 7 news. well, if you're looking for a job or know someone is, the latest abc 7 job journal hire event takes place tomorrow in sunnyvale. employers from many different fields will be ready to hire.
the event runs from noon until 4:00. well, there is another feather in the warriors' cap today. head coach steve kerr was named nba coach of the year. >> yes. this after the teach set a new record with 73 winsish the most in a single season. kristen sze is here with what the coach and fans have to see. >> most warriors fans were thrilled when the nba announced coach steve kerr as coach of the year as voted on by stort sports writers. this afternoon warriors brass held a news conference as the trophy was presented. >> if bob and luke wouldn't mind presenting the hardware, coach of the year, steve kerr. >> kerr becomes the third warriors coach in team history to earn the honor in his second year at the helm. coming off of an nba title last season, kerr actually missed the first 43 games this season due to a back injury. assistant coach luke walton led the warriors to a 39-4 record. kerr and bob myers credited the
entire team for their 73-9 season. >> we are remarkably lucky and i know everybody agrees with that. this is an amazing group of players who care about each other. they care about winning. and they let us coach them. that's awesome. >> this guy deserves a lot of credit, too. you should cut off a little can you give him like a shoe from the trophy? or a hat? >> jokes aside, reaction is pouring in. san francisco democrat and house minority leader nancy pelosi tweeted a big congratulations to kerr as to warriors fan tiffany said, well deserved. other fans like troy says the coach of the year award should be be to luke walton. the warriors 39-4 under walton is actually better on paper than the 35-5 under kerr. we should point out walton
finished ninth in coach of the year votes. laura anthony was at the news conference. she'll have a lot more from kerr and the surprising thing kerr's high school coach had to say. coming up on abc 7 news at 5. >> warriors lead the series 3-1 and need one more win to take the series. tomorrow is game five. a game six would be friday in houston. game seven back in oakland on sunday. >> let's hope they get it done tomorrow at home. >> let's talk about the weather forecast. absolutely spectacular, a lot less windy out there today. >> that's right. spencer christian is here with the latest. >> that's right, windy and gusty yesterday, just breezy today. here is a look at live doppler 7 hd, under mainly sunny skies with an increasing bit of high cloudiness developing. here is the screw from emeryville, here are our forecast features, a continuing increase in clouds overnight. showers will develop early tomorrow. and we'll have spotty or scattered showers throughout the
day under continued breezy conditions. and a big warming trend develops at the end of the week and carries us through the weekend. the approaching system will be ranked on our storm impact scale as we have ranked every storm this winter and spring 1 for li light 5 for severe. the one coming in tomorrow to bring us scattered showers ranks 1 on the storm impact scale, light intensity with a chance of some afternoon thunder developing with this little system. so here we go. the forecast animation 5:00 a.m. tomorrow, as the beginning of the morning commute, mostly cloudy, maybe a spot or two of sprinkles early. but we won't see more widespread showers until later in the morning hours around 11:00 a.m. or so. the showers will become pretty widespread there. it will be wet during the middle part of the day, later in the afternoon into the afternoon/evening rush, you might see a few spots of showers popping up mainly in the north bay. in the evening hours, it will wind down. by about 8:00 tomorrow evening, rainfall totals will be no
greater than just a few huth hundredths of an inch, at the bay a little more perhaps over a tenth of an inch at fairfield and concord. on we go, looking at lows tonight under increasingly cloudy skies. a little on the mild side with lows mainly in the low 50s, although he inlands lows will drop into the 40s. then tomorrow's highs will range from upper 50s at the coast to mid-60s around the bay to upper 60s inland. but we have some warmer weather coming our way and i mean much warmer. let's start with saturday as we have a nice offshore flow developing. a warm weekend, saturdays highs inland 80s. the sunday the low to mid-90s inland, 70s on the coast and temperatures dropping off just a couple of degrees monday. we've got three very warm days coming our way. here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. notice how quickly it warms up through the weekend but how
sharply temperatures drop next tuesday from a high of about 90 inland next monday to upper 70s inland. we have a sharp cooling trend after three days of almost summerlike weather. >> thanks spencer. p up next, a return to the set for host kelly ripa after the announcement that her co-host is leaving. >> apologies have been made. >> what ripa is saying about the future of "live" and the new bombshell today. let's go outside to walnut creek, 680 at 4:22 in the afternoon, it's moving in both directions. cars coming at you a little slower in that direction. stay with us. abc 7 news at 4 cont
the death of prince. the late musician's sister has confirmed prince did not have a will. tyken nelson filed paperwork this morning asking the court to appoint a special administrator to oversee the estate valued at $27 million in property. the documents don't list the value of prince's entire estate. just hours after kelly ripa returned to "live" this morning, news came out that the co-host michael strahan will leave the show in may, not september as originally announce. >> this morning ripa told viewers the move has started a conversation about workplace respe respect. >> a standing ovation for kelly ripa's return to "live". >> our long national nightmare is over. >> ripa delved right into the controversy stirred up when she took a sick day before her scheduled vacation reportedly angry she didn't find out strahan leave forge a different job at the network until just
minutes before it was publicly announced. >> i needed a couple of days to gather my thoughts after 26 years with this company. i earned the right. >> reporter: the former soap opera actress has been co-host for "live" with 15 years first with regis philbin, then strahan beginning in 2012. she said she met with network executives and apologies were made. >> it started a much greater conversation about communication and consideration and, most importantly, respect in the workplace. >> reporter: strahan will leave the long running talk show to become a full-time co-host on abc's "good morning america" starting in september after working part time at gma for the last two years. >> i am thrilled for michael. i am thrilled for you. this is a tremendous opportunity, and i couldn't be and we couldn't be prouder of you. >> we love this show. we love the fans. you love the staff. i love you. and i am so happy you're here
because you brought me here. >> reporter: the two colleagues made clear their friendship remains while ripa joked about keeping the backstage drama in perspective. >> my dad who was a bus driver for 30 years thinks we're all crazy. >> reporter: bazi kanani, abc news, washington. coming up, a series of fires has many living in the mission district on edge. now city lawmakers have a plan. we'll tell you what they want to do. >> reporter: america's heartland is bracing for a tornado outbreak. i'm in oklahoma city with the latest on the severe weather threat including damaging winds and softball sized hail. getting tough on jurors. the new fines you could face if
>> announcer: live from the kgo-tv broadcast center, this is abc 7 news. here are your headlines at 4:30. san jose police are piecing together evidence trying to figure out who killed a couple in their home in the evergreen neighborhood. their bodies discovered sunday at their home on lucas court. a source told abc 7 news a message written next to the bodies said, "sorry my first kill was clumsy." the couple had two sons ages 17 and 21, one of them now being held in protective custody, reportedly to keep him safe. more to come on that story, of
course. today san francisco's public dwendzer released racist and homophobic texts behind a recent department scandal in the police department. vic lee tweeted this photo of public defender jeff adauchy releasing those texts. vic will have a reaction from the chief of police coming up at 5. some good news in san francisco. former citigroup's ceo and his wife joan donated $185 until to ucsf. reporter wayne friedman tweeted it's the biggest gift the school has ever received. coming up at 5, why the generous donation. san francisco supervisors want stronger regulations after fire damaged a building in the mission district for the third time in 16 months. abc 7 news reporter is live in san francisco with the story. >> reporter: this morning, supervisors david come poes and jane kim introduced an ordinance that would help streamline the process of fire safety and
reporting after fires that have broken out at that building here at mission and 22nd. this shell of a burn-out building has become the symbol for a slew of concerns in the mission. it was a scene of a fire last night. today is it's the backdrop for the announcement of a planned city ordinance aimed at fire safety. >> we know that many of these buildings do not have operative smoke alarms. we need to make sure that there are smoke alarms in every room where someone is living. >> reporter: activists began raising safety concerns after massive fires here and at other buildings in the mission displaced dozens of residents last year. since then, fire inospikt other and others have been pushed to do more. a group representing rental property owners also agree was this proposed city law but says sometimes it's tough to inspect safety equipment. >> we're also trying to acknowledge their privacy issues. a lot of tenants don't want the building owner in inspecting the smoke alarm every month.
>> reporter: some mission residents went after the fire department in particular. >> for six months we've been asking the fire commission to come out here to the mission, finally they're coming out tomorrow night. >> reporter: a fire department spokesman says they welcome the suggested changes and cooperated with this new ordinance. >> i think they have been cooperative, but i think what we want is more than cooperation. we want proactive steps. >> reporter: a fire department spokesman says they'll be introducing several proactive fire prevention steps at tomorrow's fire commission meeting in the mission. >> the community will have a chance to weigh in tomorrow evening at the fire commission meeting in the mission district. we are posting details on where and when the meeting willing held at abc 7 news.com. there was an accident involving a school bus this morning in los angeles. take a look. there's a railroad track crossing arm sticking out of the side of a bus. the arm and some broken glass ended up on the lap of one student but no one was hurt.
happensed as the bus with eight children attempted to cross the takes. millions of americans are in the target zone right now with severe weather sweeps across the country. this is video from oklahoma where storm chasers are already chasing these storms in tornado alley. brandi hitt has the latest. >> reporter: america's heartland is on tornado watch, bracing for severe weather. heavy rain and hill striking parts of texas and missouri. >> this is crazy hail. >> reporter: with the threat of a tornado outbreak stretching across several states, putting more than 35 million people in the crosshairs. >> damaging wind. there's going to be large hail. and unfortunately i think we're going to see dozens of tornadoes on the ground. >> oh, my god! >> reporter: the threat so great in this area known as tornado alley schools are closed. these commercial jets pummeled by hail at kansas city
international airport. and conditions on the roads are also dangerous. >> you really want folks to pay attention, ha attention, have a plan. >> reporter: the threat continues through the evening. everyone is told to follow all tornado warningeds and seek shelter immediately. brandi hitt, oklahoma city. >> it's time to take a live look outside in philadelphia where voters are still heading to the poes reitz now because primaries are being held in five northeastern states today. the polls are going to close in less than a half hour. ballots were cast in pennsylvania, connecticut, delaware, maryland, and rhode island. abc 7 news political analyst and reporter karla mare nuchy says the stakes are high tonight and the candidates will be headed west soon for the state gop convention in burlingame this friday. >> we'll see kasich, cruz and a lot of wwe type slamdowns between these candidates as they
try to wrestle for the last delegates needed in this presidential contest. it's going to be really exciting. >> we'll have results on tonight's primaries for you as soon as they start coming in on air and online. the secret service locked down the white house today after a man jumped the fence at a government building nearby. agents sealed the white house and cleared tourists from the area this afternoon. the man jumped the fence outside the old executive office building across the street from the white house. he is not in custody. agents lifted the lock swroun at 4:30. johnny manziel is expected to surrender to authorities this week now he's been officially indicted on an assault charge by a texas grand jury. manziel faces one misdemeanor count related to an incident and his ex-girlfriend in january. if convicted he could face a year in jail and a $4,000 fine. he's now out of pro football. the cleveland browns cut him last month. his agents and endorsers have dropped him as well. a state lawmaker from menlo
park wants to get tough jurors who misuse social media or the internet during trials. assemblyman rich gordon has introduced legislation that would authorize judges in some cases to fine jurors up to $1,500 for social media and internet use violations. gordon says there is mounting concern about jurors using their smartphones, particularly in technology-rich california. >> the problem with that is it can lead to a mistrial. we've seen that happen across the country where verdicts have been tossed out, trials have had to be redone. >> a 2011 state law made improper electronic or wireless communication or research by a jury punishable by contempt which could lead to jail time. still to come on abc 7 news at 4, new legislation is aimed at the anti-lgbt laws. what one lawmaker wants to do to keep public money out of those states. >> reporter: i'm spencer christian from our east bay hills camera, calm conditions now and a mainly clear sky. but that's about to change.
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are too pessimistic. he offered this advice to anyone thinking about starting a business. >> really have to have a passion about it and a reason to succeed. it isn't just to be something you want to be. that you have to have a niche and a passion. you need those two things. >> knight says he has faith that the entrepreneurial cycle, however, will come back. the national park service says a new report highlights the positive economic impact parks have on the bay area. according to the report, visitors spent more than $735 million in the communities near the parks last year. that spending supported 9300 jobs and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of almost $900 million. bay area national parks include golden gate national recreation area, national sea shore. a wonderful day to explore those areas. weather is beautiful today. >> yes. spencer christian is back with the latest on our accuweather update. >> a beautiful day in the neighborhood. all the neighborhoods, as a matter of fact. here is a look at live doppler 7 hd. we'll see the clouds increasing
overnight because showers are on the way not only to the bay area but much the northern two-thirds of the state tomorrow. you can see that on the map. southern california looks mainly dry. but not mild, pretty cool tomorrow. here in the bay area, it am be breezy and relatively cool as well under partly showery conditions. we'll see highs ranging from the upper 50s at the coast to mid-60s around the bay, upper 60s to near 70 inland. and tomorrow afternoon at at&t giants will take on the san diego padres under mostly cloudy conditions, a chance of sprinkles. don't expect any downpours there. game time 12:45. we expect a warm-up into the weekend. san jose, saturday, sunday, monday, high temperatures certainly sunday and monday in the upper 80s to around 90 in san jose and many of our inland locations. we'll see highs at or above 90 degrees on sunday and monday. >> very nice, spencer.
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>> announcer: san rafael. south bay. pleasanton and all the bay area. this is abc 7 news. a whale of a job is now finished. this 3,000-pound sculpture has under gone a massive restoration. this is time lapse video of the delicate work fina has just made its way back to its home at the uc berkeley hall of science. amy hollyfield has a look at the journey. >> she's finally home, pulling into the hall of science after a six-week-long absence. the man with the zijt honor of giving fina the whale a ride said it was a bit of a nerve-racking assignment. >> especially up to berkeley. it's up around all those tight corners and everything. all the people. just careful. >> reporter: the 50-foot-long fiberglass whale had to be haulded to berkeley from richmond where she underwent some repairs.
>> people love her so much. when she started getting a little worn-out, we put out the word that we needed help. and hundreds of people responded. and we raised a lot of money to get her fixed, and she's going to be here for another 40 years. >> reporter: here is a picture of what fina is usually doing, letting children crawl all over her in the plaza outside of lawrence hall. she's so loved by children the first thing the driver did after delivering her was take a picture for his grandchildren. >> i thought it was neat. i love this kind of stuff. >> she's been here for 40 years. i've been here for a little more than that. my children grew up crawling on that whale. she's part of the community. >> reporter: now for part two of this tricky operation, moving her into place. not easy considering she weighs 3,000 pounds. they're happy she made it here safely. traveling down the interstate had everyone nervous. tomorrow morning at 9:30 there will be a ceremony open to the public and then children can start crawling on her again and
welcome her home. here is a good question. can you trust the peer reviews that you read on the internet? e-commerce retailer amazon is going after five companies it accuses of selling fraudulent positive reviews. >> last year seven on your side investigated companies that pay for the positive reviews. michael finney joins us with an update. >> i told you about this last year. this really raised a stink actually last year. i told you 7 on your side producer was able to get hired to write positive reviews about a product she had never, ever drived. well, amazon's lawsuit accuses five defendants of using deception to trick customers into purchasing substandard products. the lawsuit accused the companies of false advertising, trademark infringement and of violating both federal and washington state consumer protection acts. here are four of the companies sued, paid book reviews.org, amazon verified reviews.com,
amazon reviews stardom and review connections.com. they do not have active websites at this time. now, we did reach out to the fifth defendant buy amazon reviews.info for comment but did not hear back. u.s. investigators are looking into automaker mitsubishi for possibly falsifying mileage data. they admitted to doing that to 600,000 vehicles sold in japan. federal regulators want to know if the same thing happened in the u.s. there's no evidence so far of that happening. a new survey reveals that passengers are more satisfied with airline customer service than a year ago. overall they received a satisfaction index of 72 out of 100, the highest level since 1994. analysts say savings from lower fuel prices are being passed on to passengers, and that has meant increased satisfaction.
spirit, alegion yant and frontier has the lowest scores. jetblue, southwest and alaska airlines have the highest. >> thank you so much, michael. well, a north bay community college is making quite an offer really. the college of marin is offering free tuition to 500 marin county high school seniors for the fall 2016 semester. this offer applies to the first 500 seniors who graduate this spring and who apply for the college's 90th anniversary scholarship. the deadline to apply is coming up june 1st. hershey's is turning to healthier snacks. and can caffeine actually thicken men's hair? here's jane king with today's wellness report. hershey's is getting sweet on dried meat. the 122-year-old company betting that dried meat bars are the next chocolate bars. hershey will begin selling crave protein bars in august. they're made from meat and
cranberries. . >> music may give language skills a boot to babies. babies who listen to a waltz-like rhythm and then tapped out the beats with their parents had improved processing of music patterns and speech sound. a new study finds online ads of e-cigarettes are very influential to the teenagers. cdc says middle school students who see online ads are three times more at risk to start using e-cigarettes compared to those who haven't seen the ads. according to tech times, electronic cigarette ads use many of the same themes used to sell traditional cigarettes. some shampoos and lotions contain caffeine and promise to keep men's hair thick and full. but real-world tests are rare in those that have been done and show a modest effect. they found that caffeine did overstimulate the hair follicle but more studies need to be done. from the nasdaq, i'm jane king. here's to your health. you want to be on tv, coming up next, a new miniseries coming
to abc highlighting the fight for gay rights in san francisco and they're looking for extras. we'll tell you how to be a part of the show. kristen is here to look at what's coming up at 5. coming up, gusty wind and a boast cast adrift. the dramatic rescue. plane research is about to take a leap. the record donation to a bay area university. and paying for college without going into a lot of debt. 7 on your side's michael finney has some tips.
tonight on abc 7 at 8:00, it's fresh off the boat followed by the real o'neils, at 9:00 marvel's agents of s.h.i.e.l.d. at 10:00 the tank followed by the news. a sfraengsz supervisor wants to expand a city ban against states that discriminate against the lgbt community. right now the city ban only applies to north carolina which
prohibits transgender people from using bathrooms that don't correspond to their birth gender. scott wiener's proposal would also ban the city from contracting or purchasing from companies in any state with discriminatory lgbt laws. >> it will spread to more states unless we take a very, very strong position that there will be economic pain if you do this. >> you can see how literally i have to sew every single like inch of this perfectly. >> in the late 1970s, gay activist harvey milk told his friend gilbert baker to create a
symbol that would stand out in their community. >> so i thought, we need a flag. we're a tribe. we're a global people. and the rainbow was immediate. >> baker is the creator of the rainbow flag and in 1978 this flag was one of two that went up on market street at u.n. plaza. his story is one soon to be told in an abc miniseries created by the same people behind the movie "milk". >> when the series starts in 1971 and goes all the way to 2013, it incorporates the women's movement, the civil rights movement and peace movement and takes us to marriage equality. >> i think it's just a time to investigate some other stories that happened at the same time or simultaneously. >> those include the story of roma guy who will be played by marylou ease parker and her wife diane jones portrayed by rachel griffith. both founded the woman's building. >> all the diversity of women because we're rich and we're poor, we're gay, we're straight,
we're everything. >> reporter: jones was one of the first nurses to take care of patients with hiv. >> it decimated many communities. >> the series is look forge extras for this saturday. >> all they have to do is send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and you can be part of re-creating these iconic moments. >> "when we rise" airs in february 2017. in san francisco, leanne melend melendez, abc 7 news. perhaps you would like to be an extra. all you have to do is send an e-mail to email@example.com. we'll put the information on our website, abc sech7 news.com. that will do it for this edition of abc 7 news at 4. thank you for spending some time with us. abc 7 news at 5 begins right now with kristen and dan. breaking news in san
francisco. a tour bus crashes into cars. the latest just ahead. plus -- >> that's the kind of mentality that says it's okay to shoot, it's okay to kill. >> tough talk by san francisco's public defender. the growing scandal over racist text messages. cold case solved. an arrest in the kidnapping that shocked the city of fairfield. bad apple. a 13-year reign of growth comes to an end. a bay area couple's personal decision and how it could change the lives of millions. plus, why everyone wants to get their picture taken with warriors coach steve kerr today. >> announcer: abc 7 news starts right now with live breaking news. let's take a look from sky7 hd in san francisco near lake merced where a tour bus crashed just a short time ago. emergency crews took at least one person to the hospital. nischelle reports indicate two or three cars were involved in of the accident. other vehicles you can see in the video. >> here is a look at where this is all happened on skyline boulevard on the north endz of like merced. this is the second major tour
bus crash in san francisco in just six months. >> back in november, a double-decker bus crashed in union square injuring 20 people. still no official cause of the crash. good evening. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm dan ashley. to the other big story tonight, the release of more offensive text messages from inside the san francisco police department. a former officer is at the center of this scandal. the police chief says the situation makes him sick to his stomach. vic lee is live at the police department tonight with more on this. vic? >> reporter: dan, tonight we see the contents of offensive text messages at the core of the scandal. tonight we also know how many cases, criminal cases, the public twender is reviewing. cases that may be stained by the scandal. the next messages seized from officer jason lie's personal cell phone are offensive. they disparage african-americans. no race is left out. indian immigrants and hispanics.
528 the code name for fire or flames apparently used to refer to gay officers. >> this is a person that's fully committed to expressing his bias to his friends and to fellow police officers. >> reporter: lie and two other officers implicated in this latest texting case quit the force, a force that's fighting termination. the latest texting scandal comes on the heels of another revealed last year following an unrelated federal corruption trial. 14 officers were caught exchanging offensive texts -- who was convicted. public defender jeff adachi says all this shows more needs to be done to root out bias in the department. >> there has to be a consequence for officers who do not come forward and who fail to report this kind of conduct. that's the only way. >> reporter: adachi also says all officers need to go through