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vice president joe biden surprises many by backing gay marriage. what does it mean for the battle over gay marriage and the president's position? plus one east bay city wants the force to be with them. we'll show you how far that city might be willing to go to lure george lucas into town. a silicon valley tech titan and its private perks with nasa? the investigative unit raises troubling questions. the news starts right now. we begin with gay marriage making national headlines again. vice president joe biden
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surprised some political analysts when he announced today he supports gay marriage. now the question tonight is, does that mean the president might change his stance on gay marriage as well? nbc bay area's kimberly terry joins us with more on what biden said and reaction as well. >> reporter: the vice president spoke on "meet the press" and he is known for veering off-jypt but many political experts say today's announcement was no mistake. here's exactly what the vice president said today about gay marriage. >> i am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women, heterosexuals are entitled to the exact same rights, civil rights, civil liberties. >> reporter: he prefaced his comment saying the president sets policy, in other words biden's opinion doesn't mean the president supports it as well. our political analyst said despite the fact that some say it may have been another biden
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gaffe, it could be that biden is testing the waters for the president. >> you have to believe that a message was given tonight. to those folks in the gay community and those sympathetic to the gay community who are looking for hope. and if nothing else it sort of emphasizes there's a difference between the two, between obama's administration and the republicans and the governor romney. >> reporter: the gay marriage debate took center stage in 2004 when then-mayor gavin newsom allowed same-sex couplesing to get their marriage licenses. the battle went straight to the supreme court and is now at the ninth circuit court of appeals. and gay rights supporters are hoping biden's words today are a sign that perhaps, if president obama wins a second term, it may he'd to federal recognition of same-sex marriage. >> it's very exciting and encouraging to hear the vice president of the united states speaking in support of equality, equal respect, dignity and
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validation for all of our citizens in terms of marriage equality. so this is good news today. >> reporter: this issue comes just two days before voters in north carolina weigh in on a constitution alban on gay marriage. walnut creek is hoping the force is with it, the city hoping to lure filmmaker george lucas across the bay. he pulled his plan to build a new studio and nbc bay area explains what the move might mean. >> i saw "star wars" in the theaters in '77. ever since, every kid is a star wars fan. how could you not be stoked to hear lucas is bringing his stuff over here? >> reporter: it's a big maybe. the idea is for lucas films to build a production studio in walnut creek. a few days ago city leaders wrote a letter detailing the perks of the 240-acre shade
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lands business park. they haven't heard back. but mayor simmons says walnut creek is perfect, with a claim to innovation fame. >> the human genome was first mapped in walnut creek in a place not far from where we're standing in the shade lands. >> reporter: littered with "for lease" signs shade lands consists of a lot of medical facilities, mostly privately opened. that's why the city hasn't specified a space for lucas preliminaries. it's very preliminary but the idea has sent a buzz through the community on the possible perks. our police are short-staffed. our library is looking at short staff. and if this would help bring capital in the form of taxes or however to bring it in, i'm all for it. >> look at "star wars." 25, 30 years later. i think the possibilities are endless. and why not. it brings a tax base to boot. take that and run. hopefully they make it here.
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>> reporter: and they do, george has some fans waiting. >> you would probably get to meet him, and i really want to meet him. >> i'm also -- george lucas got some ideas in san francisco, maybe he'll get some ideas in walnut creek from the cool things. the heat is on. and you know it's supposed to get hotter tomorrow. let's check in with meteorologist rob mayeda. >> right now we're seeing mild temperatures here after 11:00 at night. look at the numbers, may surprise you. still 66 in san jose. upper 50s in san francisco. typically by 11:00, we should see those numbers in the low to mid 50s. so it's going to be a mild night tonight. without the sea breeze, which really has backed off the last hour or so, everything is setting up for a summer-like day tomorrow. inland valleys have a good chance of climbing into the 90s. here's a snapshot of what we're thinking.
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pleasanton form, mid 80s by lunchtime. by 4:00, soaring into the low 90s. and we'll let you know exactly how long we'll see this little heat wave last for the bay area as temperatures quickly crash down again with cooler change a little bit later on in the week. there is still no cause tonight on a fast-moving fire that destroyed two apartment buildings in san francisco and injured six firefighters. the fire in the mission district started in a stairwell this morning and within 15 minutes went from one to four alarms. three firefighters were injured when a staircase collapsed. many people inside the building barely escaped. >> my mom and my brother and all the people in the building, they are safe. and even in the other building all the people are safe. that's a major thing, thank god for that. >> 30 people are homeless after that fire. in east san jose, a fire damaged four units in a condo complex on
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shadow dancer drive. the fire started around 2:00 this afternoon. it took firefighters an hour to knock it down. six people are out of their homes tonight and one firefighter is recovering from heat injury. investigators say they believe the fire was accidental but they're not sure on the exact cause just yet. one man is dead and an oakland police officer is recovering after being shot. police say two officers tried to approach three people on 90th avenue in east oakland just after midnight. but one of the suspects took off. one of the officers chased after him and ultimately the two shot at each other. the suspect died at the hospital. the officer was hit in the leg but is expected to recover. the chp is investigating two head-on accidents in half moon bay, one killed a 20-year-old woman from san jose. that deadly crash happened near the ritz-carlton on highway 1. the 44-year-old woman driving the other car was rushed to the hospital with major injuries. chp is looking into whether alcohol or drugs were involved.
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a few hours earlier, six miles south, there was another head-on accide on highway 1. we're told it involved an irish tourist whci apparently got on the wrong side of the road after stopping to take some pictures. int ireland, people drive on th opposite side of the road from the u.s. the accident left five people, including two children, injured. yahoo!'s boards of directors is facing a daunting deadline. a group of shareholders has demanded the board fire the few ceo by noon. at issue is scott thompson's resume. the company's official filings state thompson has a degree in computer science, a degree thompson now admits he never received. he took over as ceo in january of this year. shareholders have sent a letter to the board calling it unethical conduct and claim if yahoo! doesn't let him go, they will take legal action. the partnership between google and nasa is raising some
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ethical questions. our investigative unit digs into moffat field's flight records to get to the bottom of that controversy. just about everyone has heard of food treks. fashion treks? they are now rolling in. we'll show you the boutique on wheels that's turning heads. if you missed last night's super moon, we'll have the most stunning pictures from around the bay area and the world.
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there could be some resolution tomorrow to a high-stakes fight between two silicon valley giants, oracle and google. a federal jury in san francisco is expected to deliver at least a partial verdict in a copyright infringement trial. the 12 jurors informed the judge they have unanimously agreed on three of the four issues at stake in the first phase of the trial. oracle accused google of building its android software from stealing technology from java, a platform oracle owns. the trial has been divided into three phases.
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copyright, liability, patent claims and damages. is there favoritism when it comes to google's founders and a deal with nasa ames? investigative reporter steven stock has been poring over government contracts and flight records to see if the people who run google are getting special access to moffat field. >> you know the name google. have you heard of h211? the private holding company named after a hangar at moffat field. inside that hangar, a private fleet of airplanes has been parked since 2007. the principals behind google also are behind the planes. a man climbing into the cockpit of this modified ver man fighter jet is the executive director and vice president of h211. ken ambrose usually shies away from the spotlight. this is the first time he's allowed tv cameras in the cockpit as he flew a scientific
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mission for nasa, measuring ozone and greenhouse gases. but science is just one component of h211's mission. >> there are some critics who say, wait a minute, this is just a well-connected, well-heeled, well-financed group of people flying their private jets in and out of the government-run facility. >> i don't think we're doing anything all that unusual. we're willing to do it, willing to pay for it. >> reporter: pay they do. according to this agreement with nasa, h211 shells out at least $113,000 a month, one-third more rent than most other airports. why is it so important for h211 to be here at nasa? >> good question. it's expensive but proximate. >> reporter: that's the rub. google headquarters blocks away from moffat field, raising questions about whether this entire agreement isn't just a special favor by government for a well-heeled and well-connected
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company to park private planes next door to headquarters. is it coincidence that the founders are just across the way there? >> sure, it's convenient. >> reporter: by holes nasa will not let any private company use government facilities such as nasa ames. but there are exceptions. >> we welcome anybody who wants to have a place on the nasa research park, use the air field, who do two things. have nasa alignment to one of our missions and is financially solvent. >> reporter: in other words, private planes like the fleet owned by h-211 and principals at google, parked inside this taxpayer-owned hangar, must be used for scientific research. how much scientific research is not specified. some will say, that's an excuse in order for google or h-211 to park private planes here. >> an expensive agreement, then. it's aligned with requirements, data we couldn't otherwise
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collect, and we are very proud of that alignment. we're very proud of the relationship that has worked thus far since 2007. >> reporter: make no mistake, there is science being done here with the help of these private planes. >> we can take measurements over and over again. >> reporter: dr. arachi is the science lead for nasa. >> having a long-term weather base over different systems, different months of the year, having access over and over again to sample the same locations is really quite valuable. and it's not something that's often available. aircraft like this are hard to come by and they're expensive to operate. >> reporter: and this is flown 41 times, this is 42? >> today is our 42nd science flight. we're really excited to see the data set continue to grow. >> reporter: what about all the other h-211 planes kept in this hangar? are they flying scientific missions? nasa says yes, all h-211 planes, six of them, have flown total 52 science flights since the
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agreement was first signed in 2007. we analyzed flight tracking data and found at least 1,000 flights that match h-211's profiles flying in and out of moffett field. do the math. that works out to only 1 in 20 flights, only 5% of all h-211 flights out of moffett field are actually flown on scientific missions. this isn't just an excuse to allow google and h-211 to land private planes here? >> no,we we'd be in trouble if were. >> reporter: those private h-211 jets have been spotted flying all over the world, to places like st. martin, italy, cyprus, beijing, ireland. >> they seem to be very well connected. they're there, we're not. >> reporter: paul as mus has been trying to convince nasa to fly relief missions out of there for years. >> they're supposed to treat
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everybody equally. >> reporter: their principals give money, that allows them to have a special relationship, a seat at the table with nasa. true or not if. >> not. >> has nothing to do with it? approximate financial solvency. outlined in the air field strategy. nasa mission alignment, financial solvency. >> reporter: you see where criticism would come in, here's a private company using taxpayer-supported property to i was their operations? >> and paying for it? sounds like good government to me. >> reporter: the initial agreement between h-211 and nasa expired in june of last year. it has now been extended through 2014. nasa insists there are no special favors here. nasa says if any other private company is willing to pay and follow their criteria, they're willing to play and allow them to fly out of nasa ames just like the principals with google. but so far, that hasn't happened. >> exactly. all right, thank you very much. if you have a tip for our investigative unit, we want to
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hear from you. call 888-996-tips. or send an e-mail to theunit@nbcbayarea.com. whether in the bay area, new york city, you likely saw something spectacular this weekend. a rare type of full moon glowed around the world creating wrethtaking optical illusions in greece, the colosseum in rome, and the hillsides of rio de janeiro. the event is called super moon. the full moon was 30,000 miles closer to us than at any other time. astronomers say it will be 2029 before another super moon. speaking of the super moon, some bay area folks took terrific pictures as well. rob mayeda has that and a little bit of weather too. >> we'll talk about summer-like temperatures. gorgeous pictures around this time last night. south bay, the moon rising over
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parts of the south bay. a closeup shot as well as we saw this from kevin ashford. a full moon last night. something you could see around the bay area from time to time. don't need any special optics to view a full moon ike that. but we have some very interesting things coming our way where you will need some special viewing materials to watch two weekends from now a partial solar eclipse. that will be visible in the bay area. annualar eclipse. planetariums will be busy. may 20th two sundays from now. a lunar eclipse coming up. you can watch that overnight, don't need any special glasses for a lunar eclipse. june 5th. we've got a rare planetary transit. all these coming the next month or so. venus will cross across the sun. these are rare, we won't see another until 2117.
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that's coming up june 5th. closer back down to earth in the bay area, we're seeing temperatures mild right now. still 66 in san jose. 58 in san francisco. we did have a strong sea breeze this evening but that has backed off. if our temperatures starting the day off warmer tomorrow, all the signs are there for warmer temperatures the next couple of days. pollen count high, grass shot up the last week or so with dry conditions. temperatures come tomorrow close to 90 in the warmest spots. by mid-week, we'll see the sea breeze leading to cooling temperatures. for now, high pressure building across the bay area. east bay valleys, areas south of san jose, 80s to 90. on the coast, comfortable. look for a stronger sea breeze to take the edge off the heat. tonight, mild. some places out toward the east bay, you may notice the air conditioning trying to kick on overnight. warming up during the day tomorrow, 87 around san jose. closer to 90 towards gilroy. livermore and pleasanton, close
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to 90 tomorrow. upper 80s around concord, out towards fairfield, the north bay should see numbers climbing up. upper 80s around santa rosa. comfortable san francisco and the coast, low to mid 70s. hottest days of the week coming up the next two days. it's going to feel like summer. once we get to the 90s, it does feel hot around the bay area. we'll see that around the east bay. look at the temperature drop wednesday into thursday. so there's a big change coming. we've got that sea breeze cranking up. it's going to feel cooler the middle part of the week. now towards next weekend, temperatures climbing back up. so that's probably one of the warmer and more summer-like seven-day forecasts i think i've seen so far this year. >> i love that forecast. now for a look at what's coming up in sports, scott reiss of comcast sports net. >> i'm digging the forecast. a lot of baseball. the a's clutch up in tampa with a huge comeback effort.
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hi, everybody. scott reiss at comcast sports net. last year on willie mays' birthday, matt cain started a game, went seven. giants won on a walkoff by a guy named sanchez. got back to .500 for the season. cue eerie coincidence in three, two, one. giant giants/brewers, rubber match. willie, happy 81st. bottom four, 2-1 san francisco, ang angel pagan, inside first action, down the line, 20-game hit streak. couple of batters later, ryan terio singles pagan home, 3-1. matt cain went seven innings on willie mays' birthday, wound up with a no decision. 3-2 in the ninth, travis ishikawa, the former giant, comes through with a double. it scores corey hart, ties the game 3-3. bonus baseball. last year, a walkoff by freddie sanchez on this day. hector sanchez doing the deed.
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manuel burris scores the winner, giants win 4-3, take the series 2-1 games. >> we felt like we could have -- we should have won the games against miami. then, you know, we didn't. we didn't play as good as we wanted to. and then, you know, friday night happening, losing to these guys, i think it was a bitter taste in our mouth. we needed to get back on the right track. i feel like the last two days we did that. >> tough stretch with the marlins coming through. then losing the first one of this series. to win these two is big. gives us momentum going into l.a. any time you can walk off at home, it's fun. the a's finishing their road trip in tampa bay. a nice road trip it has been. down 4-0 in the third. but here they come. cespedes, two-out base hit to score cliff pennington, 4-1. later in the inning, 4-2. brandon inge, welcome to the ball club. first home run as an athletic.
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three-run shot to give his team the lead, it is 5-4. home team trying to get fired up. they look to the grounds crew for inspiration. but you know what? didn't work. top five, it's 6-4 oakland. derek barton. starting to heat up. one off the wall, johnny gomes and inge, a's win 9-5. and get this, all nine runs come across with two outs in the respective innings. a's back home for the blue jays. giants beginning a big series monday in los angeles against the dodgers. coming up next, the style on wheels that could be headed to a street corner near you. you've heard of the taco truck? meet the fashion truck. ♪ >> a bay area teen so talented she's being recognized by the president. [ banker ] mike and brenda found a house that they really wanted.
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it was in my sister's neighborhood. i told you it was perfect for you guys. literally across the street from her sister. [ banker ] but someone else bought it before they could get their offer together. we really missed a great opportunity -- dodged a bullet there. [ banker ] so we talked to them about the wells fargo priority buyer preapproval. it lets people know that you are a serious buyer because you've been credit-approved. we got everything in order so that we can move on the next place we found. which was clear on the other side of town. [ male announcer ] wells fargo. with you when you're ready to move.
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she can sing opera and plays the piano, talents that have earned the high school senior from san jose a trip to the white house next month. ♪ >> twyla smith has been selected presidential scholar of the arts, the prestigious award handed out to 20 students every year. she attends marin school of the arts in novato and has been performing since the age of 6. >> i can feel myself get anxious when i don't sing or perform for a significant amount of time. but when i sing and i make music that i love or something that i personally created, it's the most amazing feeling in the world. >> to win the u.s. presidential scholar of the arts awards students must receive a nomination from a program called
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young arts. as many as 5,000 applications are whittled down to 60 finalists. from there the commission on presidential scholars selects the 20 winners. congratulations. food trucks went from lowbrow to highbrow. and now at this weekend's urban air market in san francisco, we found a truck serving up some hot goods for the outside, not the inside. kris sanchez shows us the boutique on wheels. >> reporter: top shelf boutique has racks of pretty clothes and accessories. the difference between this boutique and others, how it looks on the outside. top shelf boutique is a mobile style truck. >> why not try fashion out of a truck as well? it's part of a cultural phenomenon. >> reporter: christina ruiz's stylemobile seems to be the first of its kind here in the bay area. she was inspired by the food truck movement and the frustration in finding a traditional brick and mortar store. according to west coast mobile
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retail association, a boutique on wheels can cost $15,000 to $20,000 for the truck, plus customization and inventory. not cheap but less expensive than a traditional store. and a novelty that fashionistas were ready to try out at the urban air market in hayes valley. >> feels like a store inside a truck. >> i came in just to look and i'm leaving with new outfit sxwlrs ruiz's business is new but she's hoping to have the same success her mentors in southern california are already enjoying. including les fashion truck launched in january of last year. >> 2008 i started looking into places and i got frightened away by the long-term leases, the high rents. >> i think they're doing very well and people love it. >> reporter: she's loving driving her own future in the fashion world. >> thanks for watching nbc bay
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area news. more local news straight ahead including our top story. vice president joe biden's vocal support of gay marriage. plus an investigation of the link between brain injuries and depression after another football star's suicide. a high-stakes road trip for facebook. why executives from the social networking giant are making the rounds hunting for some big-time investors. what's the best gift you can give mom ? a powerful connection.
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now the question tonight is, does that mean the president might change his stance on gay marriage as well? nbc bay area's kimberly terry has more on what biden said today. >> reporter: the vice president spoke on "meet the press" and he's known for veering off-script. here's exactly what the vice president said today about gay marriage. >> i am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women, heterosexuals are entitled to the exact same rights, civil rights, civil liberties. >> reporter: the vice president prefaced his comments saying the president sets administration policy, in other words, biden's opinion on gay marriage does not mean the president now supports it as well. our political analyst said despite the fact that some say it may have been another biden gaffe, it could be that biden is testing the waters for the president. >> you have to believe that a message was given tonight.
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to those folks in the gay community and those sympathetic to the gay community who are looking for hope. and if nothing else it sort of emphasizes there's a difference between the two, between obama's administration and the republicans and the governor romney. >> reporter: the gay marriage debate took center stage in 2004 when then-mayor gavin newsom allowed same-sex couples to get their marriage licenses. the battle went straight to the supreme court and is now at the ninth circuit court of appeals. and gay rights supporters are hoping biden's words today are a sign that perhaps, if president obama wins a second term, it may lead to federal recognition of same-sex marriage. >> it's very exciting and encouraging to hear the vice president of the united states speaking in support of equality, equal respect, dignity and validation for all of our citizens in terms of marriage equality. so this is good news today. >> reporter: this issue comes just two days before voters in
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north carolina vote on a constitutional ban on gay marriage. walnut creek is hoping the force is with it, the city hoping to lure filmmaker george lucas across the bay. he pulled his plan to build a new studio in rural marin county after decades of fighting for the development. nbc bay area explains what the move might mean. >> i saw "star wars" in the theaters in '77. ever since, every kid is a star wars fan. how could you not be stoked to hear lucas is bringing his stuff over here? >> reporter: it's a big maybe. the idea is for lucas films to build a production studio in walnut creek. a few days ago city leaders wrote a letter detailing the perks of the 240-acre shade lands business park. they haven't heard back. but mayor simmons says walnut creek is perfect, with a claim to innovation fame.
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matching an innovative company. >> the human genome was first mapped in walnut creek in a place not far from where we're standing. in the shade lands. >> reporter: littered with "for lease" signs shade lands consists of a lot of medical facilities, mostly privately owned. that's why the city hasn't specified a space for lucas films. it's all very preliminary. but the idea has sent a buzz through the community on the possible perks. >> our police are short-staffed. our library is looking at short staff. and if this would help bring capital in the form of taxes or however to bring it in, i'm all for it. >> look at "star wars." look where it's at now. 25, 30 years later. i think the possibilities are endless. and why not. it brings a tax base to boot. take that and run. hopefully they make it here. >> reporter: and if they do, george has some fans waiting. >> you would probably get to meet him, and i really want to meet him. >> and i'm also kind of excited,
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because like george lucas got? ideas in san francisco. maybe he'll get some ideas in walnut creek from the cool things. it was pretty warm today. tomorrow is supposed to get downright hot, at least in some spots. meteorologist rob mayeda joins us with a look. >> one of the reasons why we do think tomorrow's going to be a warmer day is the temperatures we're seeing outside right now. it's still pretty mild outside. when you look at san jose and it's now 11:30 or just after, you've got 66 degrees. that's almost balmy outside right now. 59 in gilroy. we did have a pretty strong sea breeze. that's backed off. a light onshore breeze into fairfield and novato. the pattern tomorrow will be 70s and 80s around the inner bay. with the warmer start to the day, we do expect we'll find 90s in the forecast. pinpointing the forecast for san jose, borderline hot weather for tomorrow. 87 degrees. we'll call for that around 4:00
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in the afternoon. other spots will be soaring into the 90s. as quickly as things are warming up, temperatures will go for a roller coaster ride and crash back down with big changes toward the middle part of the week. the full seven-day forecast coming up. there is still no cause tonight on a fast-moving fire that destroyed two apartment buildings in san francisco and injured six firefighters. the fire in the mission district started in a stairwell this morning and within 15 minutes went from one to four alarms. three firefighters were injured when a staircase collapsed. many people inside the building barely escaped. >> my mom and my brother and all the people in the building, they are safe. and even in the other building all the people are safe. that's a major thing, thank god for that. >> 30 people are homeless after that fire. in east san jose, a fire damaged four units in a condo complex on shadow dancer drive. the fire started around 2:00 this afternoon.
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it took firefighters an hour to knock it down. six people are out of their homes tonight and one firefighter is recovering from heat injury. investigators say they believe the fire was accidental but they're not sure on the exact cause just yet. pier. >> chp is investigating two head-on accidents in half moon bay, one killed a 20-year-old woman from san jose. that deadly crash happened near the ritz-carlton on highway 1. the 44-year-old woman driving the other car was rushed to the hospital with major injuries. chp is looking into whether alcohol or drugs were involved. a few hours earlier, six miles south, there was another head-on accident on highway 1. we're told it involved an irish tourist who apparently got on the wrong side of the road after stopping to take some pictures. in ireland, people drive on the opposite side of the road from the u.s. the accident left five people, including two children, injured. yahoo!'s board of directors is facing a daunting deadline.
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a group of shareholders has demanded the board fire the few ceo by noon. at issue is scott thompson's resume. the company's official filings state thompson has a degree in computer science, a degree thompson now admits he never received. he took over as ceo in january of this year. shareholders have sent a letter to the board calling it unethical and claim if yahoo! doesn't let him go, they will take legal action. there could soon be some resolution tomorrow to a high-stakes fight between two and google. a federal jury in san francisco is expected to deliver at least a partial verdict in a copyright infringement trial. the 12 jurors informed the judge they have unanimously agreed on three of the four issues at stake in the first phase of the trial. oracle accused google of building its android software from stealing technology from java, a platform oracle owns. the trial has been divided into three phases.
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copyright liability, patent claims and damages. this bay area teenager sang her way to not only a prestigious award, but also a date with president obama this summer. we'll explain straight ahead.
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she can sing jazz, sing opera, and she also plays piano.
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talents that have earned the high school senior from san jose a trip to the white house next month. ♪ leila smith has been selected presidential scholar of the arts, the prestigious award handed out to 20 students every year. smith attends marin school of arts in novato and has been performing sin the age of 6. >> i can feel myself get anxious when i don't sing or perform for a significant amount of time. but when i sing and i make music that i love or something that i personally created, it's the most amazing feeling in the world. >> to win the u.s. presidential scholar of the arts awards students must receive a nomination from a program called young arts. as many as 5,000 applications are whittled down to 60 finalists. from there the commission on presidential scholars selects the 20 winners. we want to check in with rob mayeda on the weather and a
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warming trend, at least for a little bit. >> to start the work week, our inland valleys especially out toward the east bay, i think there's a good chance you could get close to 90 during the day tomorrow. right now, no sign of fog around the golden gate bridge. easy commute across the mid span. by tomorrow night expect to see low clouds coming back to the coast. right now temperatures interesting, 66 in san jose. it really hasn't cooled off much from the day. we had highs getting into the mid 80s around the south bay. 58 in san francisco. 57 oakland. winds still onshore but during the day tomorrow, they'll pick up again out of the north. and with the sinking warming air aloft, temperatures climbing up quickly tomorrow. with the winds out there and the dry conditions, allergies not going to be so good to start the week. tree pollen for pines, oak and cedar. it's pretty awful outside. grass pollen picking up. the last weeks the rain, now the
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sunshine, so the grass pollen in moderate to high. mold spores are coming back as things are dry. courtesy of the north winds the last couple of days. so tomorrow we'll see our valleys getting into the 80s to near 90. on the coast 70s. hot inland on tuesday. we could see a 10 to 20-degree drop in temperatures by the middle part of the week. high pressure the main player in our weather. that warming sinking air aloft across the north bay valleys out toward solano, contra costa county, inland valleys seeing temperatures close to 90 tomorrow. 70s and 80s elsewhere. the sea breeze will start to pick back up. one of the signs as we go through the day tomorrow, not much low clouds on the coast. a few patches here. as we get into the evening and that sea breeze starts to pick up, low clouds approach the coast. this will lead to tuesday cooling for the coast. it's going to take one more day before that marine layer starts to thicken up and punches inland toward livermore. tuesday looks hot around the
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trivalley. wednesday, temperatures start to come down. tonight lows in the 50s. hilltop areas with breezy ndit.ns .y wake up to 60s tomorrow morning. a mild start. think of it as a running start to your morning temperatures. by lunchtime low 80s around the south bay. upper 80s for the afternoon. closest to 90 tomorrow. livermore, pleasanton, dublin upper 80s. upper 80s around the north bay. not too bad, san francisco and oakland, 70s and 80s. the hottest days of the week monday and tuesday for the valleys. some coastal cooling tuesday. everybody cools off as we get into wednesday and thursday. looks like temperatures are going to climb on up again. another picture perfect weekend in store. probably one of the warmest seven-day forecasts we've seen in a while. coming up next, how experts are linking concussion suffered while playing football to the suicide of sports icons.
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football's hard hits to the head are in the spotlight again with the suicide of former nfl linebacker junior seau. seau suffered seven diagnosed concussions during his football career and probably more that he ignored. nbc's diana gonzales reports on what can be a devastating link between brain injury and depression. >> reporter: junior seau's father struggling to deal with the suicide of his son. experts believe the brain injuries seau suffered while playing professional football were likely the reason why he took his own life. >> this is more common than we realize. many patients with traumatic injury to the brain contemplate suici suicide. >> reporter: last year, another former nfl player, dave duerson, shot himself in the chest so his
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brain could be studied. seau also shot himself in the chest. last month, ray easterling took his life after developing symptoms of dementia. this neurologist says hits to the brain can result in a variety of consequences. >> one of them includes depression. others include anger management issues, trouble with memory, ability to pay attention, emotional breakdown in a person's situation. >> reporter: dr. ned points to deposits of a specific protein found in alzheimer's patients and after chronic brain injury. it doesn't always take decades for damage to be done. >> head injury's a real thing and it leads to dementia, it leads to depression, and those things can lead to very tragic things hike junior's case, taking your life. >> junior seau's family is revisiting the decision to allow his brain to be examined for possible injuries from his football career. and still ahead, facebook
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executives from facebook plan to hit the road tomorrow to convince investors that the social networking site stock will be a great investment when it goes on sale later on this month. before sending out his sales force mark zuckerberg put video online last week. the founder and ceo makes the case access to facebook's 900 million users is really what's up for sale here. >> we all use facebook. we all have a lot of things there. if it's suddenly our news feed
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is showing up with all kinds of advertising we're going to bail, not going to come back. he needs to tread really carefully not to anger users. >> experts say the ipo is exposing a long-standing reluck tuns by zuckerberg to make facebook more billboards than bulletin board. investors might not like that. the stock price is expected to be between $28 and $35 a share. thanks for watching nbc bay area news. we've got "the chris matthews show" coming up next. when the golden gate bridge was completed on time and on budget in 1937, it was a stunning engineering marvel. at 4,200 feet it was the longest suspension bridge in the world. an inspiring symbol of engineering grace and artistic innovation. hp is proud to sponsor the
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