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but one fosupervisors is considering the future of treasure island. >> tonight bay area u2 fans finally find what they're looking for. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is bay area news at 7:00. >> good evening. it is tuesday, june 7. i am gasia mikaelian, and this is bay area news at 7:00. >> it might be the bay area's biggest concert in years. pop superstar u2 are back in the bay area and some say they are about a year overdue. jana katsuyama taking in the preshow activities at oakland coliseum. >> reporter: we just heard their music startup.
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the warm-up band just took they are placed on stage inside. this is a sold-out crowd tonight a more than 9000 people. loyal fans stood in the general admission line from 6:00 a.m. to get a good seat and some more t-shirts, one had u2 lyrics tattooed on his arm. it was originally scheduled for june 2010. >> it was a christmas present a year and a half ago but the show got canceled when bono hurt his back. >> he has come back with a much bigger excitement that he has had. >> reporter: we got the tour inside the stadium this week. the band can play 360 degrees for the crowd instead of the
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traditional 180 degrees. >> the more intimate it is. >> we saw them last saturday night in seattle. and then we are seeing them again tonight. >> reporter: the concert also comes with an economic boost. >> there's about a half million dollars worth of merchandise sales that will take place today and all of that gets taxed by the local government. >> reporter: they show hired more than 1500 people locally for merchandise sales, security, concessions, and parking attendants. >> is for local people, too. >> reporter: bono is known for championing social issues. lenny kravitz will take the stage at 7:45 and then u2 will
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take the stage around 9:00. >> you can see more of how one of the world's largest stages was constructed for this event on the link on our home page the family of missing nursing student michelle lee is not giving up hope. they say they are convinced that michelle lee was killed but her family is urging volunteers to keep searching for her. >> just because the hayward police department reclassified the case, do not give up hope. we still believe that she is still alive. >> detectives say they have interviewed 25 people and a sake tasting her cell phone signal has led them to search remote areas of the east bay. police are investigating a
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fatal stabbing near detroit and east third avenue. they found a person who had been stabbed to death. sources tell ktvu a woman was at the storage facility with her boyfriend when a former boyfriend showed up on the scene. one of the man was killed. it is not clear whether anyone has been arrested. firefighters from across the state and the country are expected at the funeral of two fallen san francisco firefighters. crews raised a huge flag outside saint mary's cathedral for the firefighters that were killed in a fire last week. >> i have been thinking since last thursday how i could honor the lives of lieutenant perez and firefighter valerio. i thought it would be a great tribute if i could throughout
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the first pitch and dedicate to them. >> ed lee will do about that first pitch at at&t park. oakland police officers came to the san francisco fire house. san francisco fire department is calling on the state emergency management agency for help so that all firefighters can attend funeral. emergency crews stood on shore and watched a man drowned. ken pritchett talked to one firefighter who is speaking out about what happened. >> reporter: this is a still image of firefighters standing on the beach on memorial day while a 40-year-old man waded out into 5 feet of water. >> i am disgusted and discouraged by this scenario. >> reporter: this man is a
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retired lieutenant. >> i believe it was a very simple rescue that needed to take place. >> reporter: the fire department says funding cuts led to a lack of water training and firefighters were ordered not to go into the water. >> i have spoken to a few individuals on the team and they told me, it was strictly a matter of walking out to this gentleman and walking him back to shore. >> reporter: they were called about there votes but not told that a rescue was needed. a city manager will issue a report tonight. >> i do not think they are going to say lots because they are in hot water. they are going to pay out a lot of money for this. >> reporter: we tried to talk to our city manager and we have a reporter at the city council
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meeting now. we will have a full report at 10:00. former san francisco high school football star has died following a shooting last month. we had video here of david henderson, wearing number 24. he graduated in 2008 after setting a number of city records. henderson was shot on may 26. the 21-year-old died last night and investigators say they have no suspects in the shooting. changing "we want peace!" schoolchildren marched through east oakland today. the piece march was organized by parents, ents, teachers, and students those that took part in a march are meeting with city leaders.
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a crucial vote is now underway. detective jack nichols is one of the 156 officers that could be laid off this summer. the san jose police officers association is cautiously optimistic that points out many members are skeptical and believe layoffs will come sooner or later. officers will continue to meet with their union until next tuesday. a company will cap annual earnings at 2% and return any amount over that two members and providers. it is starting with $180 million. policyholders will get a credit on their october bill. that is about $80 per individual and $250 for families. blue shield came under fire when it filed for a 59%
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increase which he later withdrew. polls close in less than an hour here. first in hercules, they will decide whether or not to recall mayor joann ward and councilmember keeny and they also questioned sweetheart land deals. >> i think their needs to be a change and maybe i think it was important decisions made by the government. >> over questions about one displacement candidate who now admits he did not earn an mba and other degrees or serve in office in his native france. in the meantime voters in richmond headed to the polls to decide whether to raise the sales tax by .5% they would split the money between public schools and programs for the poor. if the measure fails they will have to cut to me and dollars
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more from the budget. happening now, santa clara county council members had just started a meeting a new the progress of the new stadium for the 49ers. the price tag has ballooned to $950 million, about $13 million beyond the estimate. they say that the costs could go higher. construction is expected to start in 2013 with opening plants in the 2015th season. an update now on a story we have been following . they approved a plan to add new apartments to the park merced complex. it calls for 5700 new units and replacement for $1800. developers say residents will be relocated to new apartments with the same rent control status. meanwhile the debate is raging on about a bigger
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project for one landmark san francisco location. >> pass the golden gate, ships kill whales. the science we have discovered makes a solution. coming up. >> around the bay area at this hour temperatures are dramatically warmer than a day ago. he got continues. what you can expect for your wednesday, coming up. ♪ let's go out to the dmv
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of freedom. they discuss nato-led military campaigns in afghanistan and libya. student at skyline high spoke out against a plan to cut all of the college counselors at there school. one student says he needs the consulate's guidance in order to get a college education. they are cutting advisers at the same time they are adding so-called discipline teams. the board of supervisors will vote on a billion and a half dollar project at treasure island. tom vacar explains. >> reporter: he knows that his and every other treasure island housing unit will fall to the wrecking ball. >> people that i talked to are fine with it. most of best thing to is so far away that they do not considered to be an issue. >> it will be carried out in a series of four major phases.
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>> reporter: up to 2500 units would be available at below market rates and up to 500 units would be offered to homeless san franciscans. >> with the exception of the three historic buildings and the job core campus, pretty much everything you see out there today will be deconstructed and replaced. >> reporter: via lisa's cafe and the treasure island venue sporting a restaurant, bar, and two ballrooms is houston the officers club. >> growth is the biggest thing that we are interested in as well as developing more community membership. >> though it may be eventually torn down -- >> even if we do relocate, we can continue on in a really, really nice building. >> reporter: components say it means jobs, jobs, jobs and opponents say it will mean
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traffic jams, traffic jams, traffic jams on the bridge. >> two bay area mayors are pushing for support of high- speed rail. they funded an editorial published in newspapers. the mayor says the project will create jobs. the editorial also argues that high-speed rail is more cost- effective in the long run than improving highways and airport runway. new proposed rule is designed to protect for-profit college graduates are being criticized for not doing enough. it includes a requirement that vocational programs make sure that at least 35% of graduates can repay their loans. many say it takes too long to take effect. critics say for-profit schools account for one in 10 college students for nearly half of all federal student loan defaults.
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federal reserve chairman ben bernanke predicted economic growth in the coming months. >> with some moderation in gasoline prices and prospects, growth seems likely to pick up somewhat in the second half of the year. >> case, sent the markets into a late session tailspin. the dow finished down 19 points. this marks the fifth straight day in decline for the dow. >> jackie spinner kicked off her sixth job hunters bush camp. the job fair to about 700 people who had a chance to meet with employers and build resumes. a new survey of high-tech firms finds that google offers
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the best salary for new workers. google's median starting salary is just more than $802,000 a year, significantly higher than facebook and $40,000 more than apple. midcareer workers at google make $141,000 a year. you might cause -- a new effort to save the whales. john fowler takes a closer look at the debates. >> reporter: these three ships were just minutes apart, going through sanctuary waters at 25 miles per hour and a federal sanction groups want a 12-mile per hour speed limit to save whales. >> they can reduce fatal injuries in whales. there have been at least 15
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whales that have died off the coast of california. >> reporter: six off the coast of california alone. environmentalists say slowing down that whales clear the shifts in time to get out of the way. researchers tell me because engines are in back there is a sound shadow and whales will not hear it unless it is very close. shippers say they do not want to hit whales either. >> you would have to reduce the speed to the point that you would lose navigational control. >> reporter: they say time is money and slowing down can be expensive. environmentalists say a speed limit is good for other things. >> there is also the benefit of low greenhouse gases and the reduction in noise. >> reporter: the federal agency
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in charge of it told me made today by e-mail that it would have no comment on this petition and tell it reviewed completely. >> another setback for golfing great tiger woods. he announced today he is pulling out of next week's u.s. open he said he would listen to doctors back to playing in the open could further damage his leg. the woods says he hopes to be ready for the at&t national at the end of the month. right about now most 18- year-olds are thinking about life after high school but one bay area prodigy already has a college degree in hand. what this remarkable young woman plans to do next. >> parts of the bay area could hit 80 degrees by tomorrow. meteorologist rosemary orozco will tell us which neighborhoods will be the
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when they check into the campsite at yosemite national park and canceled reservations will not be released back into the online system and will only be reassigned by phone. are meteorologist rosemary orozco is here. we finally got warmer temperatures. >> it felt good outside today and we will be warmer tomorrow. still sunny and mostly sunny skies. low cloud cover off the coast. take a look at how breezy it is right now at sfo. san jose, 17 right now. santa rosa looking at a light breeze and bearable at this time. 72 degrees in livermore.
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napa looking at 69 degrees. areas like concord are warmer. a ridge of high pressure moving in and the next couple of days will continue to warm. thursday books to be the warmest day. we will see widespread 80s and 70s. a lot better than what we have seen lately. your forecast, mostly sunny and the clouds will come back and in the overnight hours. by noontime, late morning, it is retreating to the coastline and we have mostly sunny skies. low clouds and the forecast and similar temperatures to yesterday. a little bit warmer.
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tomorrow morning, a little bit warmer. your afternoon highs look at this, 78 for napa. 80 degrees for antioch. san jose, you are looking at 75. the extended forecast, warmer tomorrow and on thursday. combat a temperatures dip it low bids. still nice and warm especially inmates. for the weekend partly cloudy skies. -- coming up, temperatures lower inland. >> morgan hunter will be getting her degree in classical languages and literature this weekend from santa clara university. she tied to latin to eighth- graders. she plans to attend uc berkeley
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in the fall. >> that is our report for tonight. i am gasia mikaelian. our coverage continues online at and with our 10:00 news on ktvu channel 2. "tmz" is up next right here on tv 36. [ man ] i got this new citi thankyou card
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