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area news at 7:00. coming up, san francisco giants are first to the plate. >> police are hoping that information from cell towers that this one will help them find information about a missing nursing student. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is bay area news at 7:00. >> good evening. it is wednesday, june 1. i am gasia mikaelian, and this is bay area news at 7:00. anti-gay slurs have been a play on pro sports from basketball to baseball. jana katsuyama is live at at&t park where the video is already a hit at home even though the
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team is on the road. >> reporter: they have joined thousands of other celebrities to create an anti-bullying video for the it gets better project and became the first major sports team to join the list. world series stars are going to bat. >> we have all had to deal with the pressure to fit in. >> reporter: the giants released a video today for the it gets better campaign to stop discrimination against lesbian, gay, transsexual, and bisexual youth. the giants received a letter, video, and petition with 6500 signatures. >> it seems that 2011 is
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becoming the year that homophobia is finally cracking down. >> reporter: fans seem to support the effort. >> we really need to have an anti-bullying message because it is a huge thing in schools. >> the gay straight alliance which supports lgbt youth hopes that it leads to concrete actions. they have passed a bill called seth's law. >> seth's law would give administrators the right kinds of tools. >> reporter: they hope that the giants video will prompt other sports teams to step up to the plate. jana katsuyama, ktvu channel 2 news. >> you can find more coverage of this story on our homepage, the man suspected of beating a giants fan at dodger
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stadium took a lie detector test today. his attorney would not release the results of the test citing an agreement with prosecutors but the attorney says that ramirez was not at dodger stadium that day that stow was beaten. new at 7:00, cal osha today released three citations against a psychiatric hospital and the hospital was fined $17,000. george anderson was assaulted by a patient that he was walking with. anderson suffered skull fractures and is unable to work. investigators hope data from michelle le's cell phone
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provider will give them new information. >> reporter: missing posters still blanket the streets. the 26-year-old nursing student was last seen friday night in hayward. mobile phones regularly emit signals to nearby towers whenever they're powered on. today hayward police received a pattern that le's phone followed until midday saturday. >> it has taken a while for us to get that information from the providers could we are garnering the information now and trying to put it together to get us a location. >> reporter: they say they have also processed le's suv. >> we hope to have information back on that evidence within a two-week period. >> reporter: investigators have questioned le's family and
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friends including interrogating a woman with which le had a falling out. >> we ended up having to release that person. >> reporter: last night le's father arrived from vietnam. at this point police are classifying this as a missing persons case, not a criminal investigation. christien kafton, ktvu channel 2 news. we are following developing news in san francisco where the bomb squad was called out to what appeared to be military weapons. newschopper2 was over the scene. police say the investigation at this point is ongoing, and we will bring you updates as soon as we get them. >> a toddler is safe tonight
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after a carjacking left the town where to look for help on her own. police say the men ditch the car on spring wrote about 40 minutes later, probably after discovering the child in the backseat. that is when the two and a half -year-old started knocking on doors for help. >> the girl and her father were not hurt and the suspects are still in the least. the chp is still looking for the thief that stole a car a one-month old baby inside. a hiker who was also an er nurse found the infant seat inside the car at a park yesterday afternoon. a southern california woman suspected of kidnapping her own granddaughter appeared in court
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street she is accused of sneaking into her son's house and taking the child. she was charged with kidnapping and burglary pitching is being held on $5 million bail -- and she is being held on $5 million bail. officers say 24-year-old mon tran was driving a white acura when he hit two cars in a big rig. the big rig spilled about 200 gallons of diesel fuel. investigators say that the man left the scene and reported his car as stolen. some residents who lost their homes to the deadly pipeline explosion have lost out once again because of a financially shaky contractor.
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five families hired vanderbuilt construction to rebuild their home but they had received an e- mail saying that vanderbuilt has shut down temporarily and may go under for good. it vanderbuilt was on a list provided by pgd. the utility says it is reaching out to homeowners to make them whole. we are keeping an eye and dangerous whether to the north. a tornado warning just expired about six minutes ago. a tornado touched down briefly and an earlier trade a warning for sacramento county expired at 4:00. we are at storm watch year in the bay area as well. we have pictures of a major downpour in vallejo that brought heavy rain and the threat of thunderstorms. it is making bay area businesses nervous. rain or shine, organizers say this weekend's union street festival will go on.
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they have drawn as many as 100,000 people in the past. >> i think it might dampen it a bit but they are to be people out there ready to go. >> it is a very popular spot for outdoor weddings and a couple set to marry there this weekend is making backup plans for an indoor ceremony. the payroll says u.s. employers added 30,000 new jobs, and that is shorter than 175,000 that most economists had predicted. today's jobs report and weak manufacturing numbers provided a double whammy on wall street. the dow tumbled into the nasdaq suffered a bigger drop plunging 66-point.
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san francisco mayor ed lee released his new back to basics budget plan today. he presented the budget plan to the board of supervisors that includes more than $106 million in cuts to city departments. they include more than $31 million to the department of health. the board will have to give final approval on the budget by the end of july and can also propose changes to its. several groups are passing out leaflets on bart's tonight to give word tonight on the day johannes mehserle will be released from prison. mehserle was convicted of second-degree murder last july and received a two-year sentence but he could go free this month with credit for time served. police are calling him the
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bluetooth bandit and he recently targeted a ktvu personality. >> it is a 747 with a giant hole containing a telescope. >> it is june 1st and it feels like a winter like weather pattern. i will highlight the shower chances for tomorrow and when heavy rain could return to the bay area forecast.
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>> and actors -- an accident on 880 snarled traffic this afternoon just before 11:00 a.m. one northbound and two southbound lanes were closed for more than three hours.
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the big rig driver suffered minor injuries. now to petaluma where police say they are dealing with a big spike in burglaries there. on one night alone, 13 businesses were hit. police told us that they think some of these crimes are linked. a string of robberies caught on tape. police are searching for a man they have jobs the "bluetooth bandit" -- have dubbed the "bluetooth bandit." >> i never would have thought it would have been to meet. >> reporter: this is surveillance video taken at a restaurant last july pier she is sitting with a containing when a man pulls his chair close to hers. >> i am eating. he grabs the wallet.
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there he has it. >> less than one hour later, this woman used her credit card at a safeway. >> it frustrates me. i felt like a victim. >> reporter: police say the very next day the same man was videotaped at peet's coffee on franklin street. >> now he has the wallet. >> reporter: the suspect has a distinct walk. >> he is very pigeon toed. >> reporter: he takes a wallet from a woman with blond hair. >> the caucuses are using their credit cards everywhere. >> reporter: she says that she
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no longer drapes her purse on the back of chairs. police say that similar crimes had been occurring throughout the bay area rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. match bomb has died at the age of 57. he served as the state -- matt fong has died at the age of 57. he served as state senator. he was the son of longtime secretary of state mark fong yu. >> the doctor who helped nadia suleman become the mother of 12 children is losing his medical
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license. he implanted 12 embryos into suleman and was accused of being grossly negligent of his suleman and two other patients. officials announced today they are getting tough on people who deliberately point laser beams at airplanes. there have been 52 attacks near san francisco international since january 2010. a delta airlines pilot says he was temporarily stunned by a laser beam while flying a plane carrying 142 passengers. >> it is indescribable how bright the thing is. it is unbelievable. you're not prepared for it until it really happens. >> they are stiffening the find $211,000. the shuttle endeavor
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returns to early this morning. >> touchdown. >> the video shows endeavor landing at cape canaveral. commander mark kelly says it was sad to see it land for the last time. endeavor's first mission was in 1992 and a shuttle is now bound for a museum in los angeles. a physics teacher is in southern california is about to have her dream come true. maureen naylor caught up with her just hours before she left. >> reporter: this is not your typical science projects. more than 30 juniors and seniors paddled around the swimming pool in homemade cardboard boats. >> that was hard work. >> i think it says a lot about
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people. we had 15 layers. >> reporter: making physics fun is the goal of their teachers. >> i wanted to encourage more young women to pursue careers in science and engineering. >> reporter: she has one of only six teachers chosen to fly on sofia, and observatory for infrared astronomy. it has a side door that opens, revealing the largest telescope in the world. >> is part of a mission. it is kind of like an "i'm going to disneyland!" kind of experience. >> the students had better test scores, and that is what we are trying to do.
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>> reporter: she will start her a 10 hour flights friday night and be studying how solar systems are formed. maureen naylor, channel 2 news. the new york yankees wrapped up a two-game series against the a's. that is probably good news for the a's. the yankees had a 4-2 lead and the yankees won 4-2. when the basketball's most colorful characters as says he is hanging up his hightops. shaq tweeted today that is he retiring. as of yet o'neill has not notified his current team, the boston celtics. and yes, even more rain will be headed our way. mark tamayo tells us when it
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will arrive and how whacked it might get. ♪ [ ukulele strumming ]
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[ man ] quitting is a fight you can't let yourself lose. it can take many tries. but keep trying, you will beat smoking. honey, you okay? yeah, i'm fine. ♪ [ ukulele ] >> these buses stood in for san francisco's iconic cable cars today. the lines are expected to be
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back up and running on monday. work on the line should be done by the end of this month. it is all part of the cable car improvement project, aimed at keeping the system safe and easier to maintain. >> meteorologist mark tamayo joins us now career talking about severe weather in northern california. >> we had a system that moved across the bay area that produced severe weather and tornado warnings out in yuba county. the maps i can show you on live stormtracker 2, still some thunderstorms here. as we do heading to the first weekend of june, more storms will be moving in. we will be bumping up the rain chances friday night into sunday. still some lingering moisture
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in place and we could have some instability. better conditions for tomorrow compared to this morning and spent for friday are next storm approaches with increasing clouds and rainfall developing across the north bay between 4:00 and 7:00 on friday. rain could be heavy at times. not a lot to show you right now locally in the bay area. quite a few clouds in place and the possibility of a few scattered showers especially in the north bay towards sonoma county. by 12:00, a few showers scattered around the bay. by 4:00 or 5:00, some lingering clouds and also the probability by 7:00 tomorrow night. forecast ties mainly in the
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60s. concord 66. oakland, 63. danced the wind speeds -- and the wind speeds do pick up. a chance for rain friday afternoon and a better bet on friday nights. a chance of a shower into monday and possibly into monday it could be warming up. thousands of years before microchips and social networking, huge beasts roamed silicon valley. the model of a colombian man that is 15 feet tall and weighs almost one time. mametmammoths roamed the valley almost 1000 years ago and roamed near the river. the san francisco zoo has
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welcomed five new magdalena penguin chicks. they will be socialized with their keepers and learn to eat from human hands before going on display this summer. >> that is our report for tonight. i am gasia mikaelian. our coverage continues on line at with our 10:00 news on ktvu channel 2. "tmz" is up next right here on tv36.
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