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thousands of dollars, sits unclaimed in one south bay city toght. and you, too, could be a little bit richer and not even know it. we're live in san jose with the unexpected surprise for one family. and it came just in time. >> it's more common we tell you stories where you have to pay the government. this story is total 180. it's santa clara county that wants to give back more than $500,000, to 13 people. we found one family in san jose tonight. looks like this can be you. the county owes you $2,400. you have about a month to claim it. it's been tight for this family, since betty lost her long-time job in 2008. the family has been living off her husband's monthly pension of only $300.
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so, when they found out santa clara county owed them $2,400 of unclaimed money -- >> you're down to your last couple dollars, trying to manage your money as best you can. it's so weird because we're down to our last, maybe, $300. so, this money is going to be a god send. >> reporter: they're part of 1,350 people or businesses that are owed money. in some cases, they are due a refund because they paid too much money. the county says they have issued checks. but many are returned because the addresses were no longer good. >> if we don't get the information updated to us, we do some skip tracing, trying to find the individual and issue out the funds. if we can't do that, basically, it goes unclaimed. >> reporter: they're on the victim restitution list because
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their daughter, elizabeth, was a crime victim several years ago. she was beaten on the milpitas crisis. the family moved to new orleans and were victims of hurricane katrina. >> we were victims of foreclosure. we were renting a home. we had to get out from where we lived. >> reporter: they live with their son-in-law in this small apartment. they want to get a close of their own. and now, with this refund, it just might happen. >> i'm shocked right now, why they're giving me $2,400. now, the money needs to be claimed by may 27th. or this money would become the county's to use. if you think you're on this list, you can file a claim by contacts the department of revenue or come here live in san jose. >> thank you, george. we have made it easy for you to
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find out how to claim your cash if there's some with your website on it. go to the news tab on the home page. sony's online network for the playstation suffered a catastrophic failure. and millions of gamers, in some cases the parents, may have had their personal identity compromised. how do you protect yourself from this? >> there's a lot of ways to do that. you can check your credit information periodically. that's the best way to do that. but if you give out a lot of information on the computer, and we all do, that information could be compromised. this just happened to millions of people worldwide. alex considers himself a gamer. his sister, not so much. their mother, julie, says she knows about sony's recent
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network breach. and she's worried about her personal identity stolen. >> you have to put in credit card numbers. addresses, phone numbers. >> reporter: if you own a sony playstation, that information is in jeopardy. >> it started off what seemed like a interruption of service of play station's online network. the gaming network. within a day of that, sony came out and said it was more serious. >> reporter: the sony network, hacked. the company releasing a statement, saying a person obtained information belonging to 77,000 gamers worldwide. that's twice the population of california. the founder and director of the identity theft council says, this could be the largest breach of its kind. >> it wasn't like the breach a couple weeks ago, just a name
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and an e-mail address. but this could include names home addresses, e-mails, billing information. >> reporter: and maybe even complete credit card information. sony says the network has temporarily turned off playstation network and hired a security firm to investigate and strengthen the network infrastructure. good news for julie berry, monitoring her credit card statements closely. >> it's not a perfect situation. but it happened. and everybody has to deal with the fallout from it. >> reporter: it's inevitable, companies will be spending a lifetime trying to stay ahead of the hackers. reporting live in danville, bay area news. new at 11:00, a san jose man is under arrest, accused of killing his roommate in a care facility. it happened at the 1800 block of st. andrews place.
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police are not saying how the other man died. but they do say he was not shot or stabbed. this is san jose's 15th homicide of the year. a follow-up of a story we brought you tonight at 6:00. police officers are learning they may soon be out of work, in what may be the first layoff of law enforcement in history. police officers may soon be demoted. overall, san jose could lose 9% of its police force. the officers, part of the more than 600 city employees, whose jobs are in jeopardy. so far, the police union has not agreed to a 10% pay cut that would stave off the layoffs. even if they do, it may not be enough. >> the cost for retirement benefits for police officers is going up by $25 million next year. even if we get concessions from the police officers of 10% of
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total compensation, that's not enough to cover the cost increases in the police department. >> 25 firefighter jobs are also on the chopping block. workers at san jose general hospital don't know who they've been treating for two weeks. tonight, they released this picture of the patient, hoping for the community help. he has not been able to tell doctors his name. and all other efforts to learn his identity have failed. an east bay father is suing a local school district after his son suffered a pinched nerve off the field. walter yuri says his son's own teammates bullied him at los lomas high school. yuri says pain from a pinched nerve sidelined the sophomore in football and baseball. the family has filed a complaint, asking the union high school district for $10,000 in
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medical and travel reimbursem t reimbursements. >> very frustrating. it's black and white. their definition of bullying, it's a disconnect. they say my son was pushed and shoved. the state department of education says bullying is pushing and shoving. his son went through three months of physical therapy worth at least $3,000. he says his son, joseph, was bullied even more after the complaint was filed. up next, they're the early birds and the night owls. it's the rare portion of the population surviving on little to no sleep at all. how can they be so productive? short sleepers share their secrets to success next. the royal wedding countdown is on. we're live in london with a bad weather warning. plus, how businesses in the bay area are making a royal windfall, as well. close to 70 in the south bay
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today, with san jose at 67. tonight, it will be cool with plenty of 40s returning. and a sunset that was pretty remarkable here across the bay area. it's a sign of the times. we'll let you know how warm it's going to get for this upcoming weekend, coming up. and thousands of sharks fans line up for tickets for round two late ilea lrn we learn the teams will face off in the stanley cup playoffs. the story still ahead in sports.
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okay. now, to the royal wedding, which, if you haven't already heard, is only three days away. lots of people are getting ready. and there's one bay area hat shop that's actually outfitting ladies headed to london to watch the royal event. first, we head to london, where wendy is live in trafalgar square where the excitement is growing already. should i say good evening or good morning? it's wednesday morning where you are. and preparations are under way for the royal wedding route.
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what have you seen? >> reporter: isn't that exciting? they started blocking off the inner streets of london about 3:00 this morning. this is going to be the royal horse guard and the horse brigade. it's going to be full dress. it should be something to see. we haven't seen it because they were blocking it off around 6:00 this morning. they will make that procession from buckingham palace to westminster abbe to make sure it's perfect. >> there might be rain. but what will be done for the prince and the future princess? >> it won't matter going to westminster abbey because they're going in closed cars. it's going to be coming out of westminster. they were going to ride in that open carriage so everyone who paid to see them. unfortunately, if it rains, they will go into the cinderella,
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glass-enclosed carriage that princess diana was carried in. it won't be the glorious shot that everyone is hoping for out in the open. and the poor people camping out. they started camping out yesterday. and a lot of them are hitting the streets in st. james park. those people, i hope they have the provisions. it could be quite the gully washer here. >> and we have to worry about the famous kiss on the balcony, as well. >> wendy, thank you very much for joining us live from london. now, here in san francisco, british pride is on display tonight. we found this union jack flying over a company owned by a british man. but there's other bay area businesses riding the royal wedding wave. >> reporter: you'd expect excitement in london bup the fever has crossed the pond. in the bay area, the royal fairy
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tale wedding will keep quite a few fans up late. >> the pageantry. >> if we can't have royalty here, we have to have it somewhere. the dream, right? >> reporter: celebrating the dream requires accessories. a special hat for a royal occasion. >> you look at the queen mom. she has on a hat. and fabulous hats, at that. at this store, she's selling lots of hats for watch parties. >> it's hatitude. it's how you wear it. you have to carry the hat. >> reporter: san francisco's palace hotel couldn't pass on the royal event. it is a palace, after all. guests can take part in a royal viewing party on the 29th. >> we're trying to replicate what you would have in england. >> reporter: food that any brit would love. >> it's a hard-boiled egg.
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it's fried and you cut it in half. very nice. >> reporter: royal fans who can't make it to london to enjoy the wedding up close, can enjoy wedding parties on their own. if you're planning on wearing one of the fancy hats to one of the events, pick the hat first, then, match the outfit. the other way around is a little complicated. >> very good advice. royal wedding coverage starts here on nbc bay area with the "today" show. stick around for "today in the bay" at 6:00. we'll have your local news, weather and traffic, on did you ever wish there was more hours in the day so you can try and get everything done? for some people, there actually are. there's a portion of the bay area's population that doctors say can function less than on the recommended seven or eight
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hours of sleep. tonight, they're sharing their credits. what doctors are learning from the short sleepers, so one day we may all benefit. >> under $10. it's totally normal for me. i've never known anything different. >> reporter: what's normal for her is abnormal for most people. >> if i sleep less than 4 1/2, i'm tired. if i sleep more than 7 1/2, there's a sweet spot. >> reporter: the 35-year-old is constantly in motion. >> i'm a buyer for a picture framing company. outside of that, i function on three boards. >> reporter: she gets about 5 1/2 hours a night of shut eye. and never needs coffee or a nap. >> my mother said i stopped napping when i was 3. i'm sure it drove her crazy. >> reporter: researchers here are studying sleepers like elena. part of the challenge is, so few
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people are actually natural short sleepers. to give you an idea, about 3,000 people of them contacted here at the lab. they've collected blood from less than 50 people who fit the criteria. >> very small number of people are true short sleepers. >> reporter: while many of us think we can get by on limited sleep, this doctor says less than 1% of us actually can. she says short sleepers, as they're officially known, are night owls and early birds and share common traits. >> they are very energetic. very active. always very outgoing. it's very easy to talk to them. often have many jobs at the same time. and they can accomplish a lot. >> reporter: they're also thin, with faster metabolisms, have higher tolerance for pain and tend to be in eastern european
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descent. >> these are people who are born in way. they are -- they have the genetic composition to be this way. >> reporter: ten years into the sleep study, she says her team's research may one day lead to a way for all of us to spend less time sleeping. >> it's extra time to do those things that you really enjoy for yourself. not necessarily looking to achieve something more. and just think. most of us spend one-third or one-fourth of our lives in a state of sleep. >> i'm a short sleeper, too. >> i knew you were going to say that. >> not by choice. just by necessity. let's turn things over to jeff in the weather center. >> i don't know to get a cup of coffee or go to sleep right now. that story making me anxious. as we look at the time lapse tonight, most of us know when
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the sun sets, it's time to start thinking about heading to bed. and look at the time lapse i kp chured. wait for it. the sun setting. the fire orange ball behind the san francisco skyline at about 7:20. in a is magnificent. i posted on it's pretty cool. 54 in san jose. 50 in livermore. 49 in napa. and 52 in fair field. we'll see a few clouds coming our way. it will be wind in the hills. it will stay dry with more sunshine. here's the thing. the best weather we've had in weeks is headed our way as we head into this weekend. high pressure building from the south. we'll continue this more information weather. and slightly above average as we head into saturday and sunday. the only hitch in the forecast is by thursday and friday, for coastal communities, we could see fog developing. at 6:00 a.m., we look for mainly clear skies as we head into
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11:00 a.m. we'll see cloud cover build offshore. by 5:00 p.m., a little cloud cover will push across. 44 in los gatos. 49 in redwood city. starting out with 44 in santa rosa. and mid 40s from fair field to livermore. 71 in morgan hills. 69 in gilroy. 70 in every green. 7 1 in palo alto. mid to upper 60s from san francisco to san mateo. danville, looking at near-70 for tomorrow. and into the north bay, 70 in santa rosa. and cooler at bodega bay at 75. thursday and friday, some patchy fog on the coast. temperatures in the low 70s. by this upcoming weekend, mid fex ntwe taysd o nextssible as
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it's been more than half a century since california hosted the winter olympics. now, they're trying to bring the 2022 winter games to the sierra. the committee plans to work with another group from nevada to promote the combined interest of hosting the games. and it will be a while before we
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know if tahoe will win the games. >> we will wait and hope. correct? >> we will wait around. >> we have to watch another game tonight to find out who they will play in round two. and just like the sharks last night, this deciding game also went to overtime. while the giants go to extra innings, trying to end a four-game slide. sports is next. i'm a curious seeker. i am a chemistry aficionado.
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good evening. the giants in pittsburgh for the start of a ten-game road trip. and delayed tonight, just a bit, due to rain. but once the clouds parted in theburg, the giants got down to the business of manufacturing runs against the pirates. buster posey with a sac fly in the eighth. tying the game is derek ford, streaks home. the giants scoring all their runs on plays that did not involve a hit.
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freddy sanchez grounds out. ford flies in for the go-ahead run. brian wilson gets the save. and the giants win 3-2 in ten. speed kills. the giants end a four-game skid. the a's in anaheim, and conor jackson stepping into the spotlight. he nails a two-run shot to put oakland up by a run in the third. but the scoring stopped there for the a's. the angels bring home six unanswered to pull away. 8-3, oakland falls. they try to win the sweep, sending nathan ross out for the start. coco crisp is doubtful for tomorrow. planning for the sharks second round of the playoffs has been a day-long affair. folks were lining up to get tickets. but they didn't know who san jose would be hosting for round two. for some, it didn't matter.
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but there were folks we talked to that had other opinions. >> i feel great. you know? especially if they play the blackhawks. my buddy can get tickets and i can throw stuff at them. >> but they lost tonight. vancouver and the stanley cup champs taken out by the canucks. with detroit losing, get raid demeanor for the red wings. and the vancouver canucks get set for the nashville predators. the first two games are in san jose. after the sharks left, they covered the ice with a court so kobe bryant could do that. he left new orleans on crutches the other night. leading the lakers with 19 points tonight. 106-90 win. giving l.a. a 3-2 lead in the series with the hornets. the nfl draft is set for thursday.
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the niners need a quarterback. but they will have to wait about a decade for these guys. >> this is my trick shot video. >> yeah. accuracy matters. we found two accurate quarterbacks. he made that basket. but they're both in middle school. this kid in utah with a mean streak. he's 13. has this 12-year-old in iowa on his tail, with the blindfold trick, marking down targets. lane kiffin could be calling soon. these guys are good. but nair also 12 and 13. >> yeahtl lite tim there's a little time there, isn't there? >> maturation. isn't there? >> maturation. >> we'll be right back.♪
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san francisco will have a new police chief tomorrow. captain greg suer will be sworn in tomorrow. he replaces the active chief that replaces the district attorney. finally tonight, she's has colorful as our nbc peacock.
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