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this is a car similar to what investigators want to find. it's described as a mid-1990s red, four door jetta. they say the vehicle was seen on several surveillance tapes the morning of march 16th. >> it was near her mom's house. we can't tell who was inside the car but it's more than just a coincidence. >> reporter: sierra's dad, steve lamar, says no family or friends recognize the vehicle but is asking people for their help to recall if they've seen it and to keep an eye out for it. >> make sure you're familiar with the description, print out a picture of it if you need to and keep your eyes open when you're driving. when i drove in to work i was
looking at all the cars. >> reporter: those we talked to say the new information about the car gives them hope. >> that made me feel a relief, like we're getting somewhere. it's not just, what happened? we're getting somewhere now. it makes me feel we're going to find her. >> reporter: the description of the car has caught the attention of san jose police who are wondering if there is a connection to a case two weeks later. it was said to be a red compact car. if you have any information on this vehicle, call the santa clara county sheriff's office. searches are planned for this wednesday and another for saturday. kimberly tere, nbc bay area news. a terrifying ordeal for an east bay family after robbers invaded their home holding them at gunpoint. it happened in walnut creek. investigators say two men and
two women targeted a home along countrywood court. the women first approached the back of the house asking to use the phone. that's when two men entered. the march to billions under way tonight. facebook well on its way to an ipo meeting with potential investors to sell itself and its stock. we have team coverage. let's bring in business and tech reporter scott budman to outline for us how this march proceeds. >> reporter: it's called the road show to convince investors they should buy shares of your stock. it's not normally how a road show begins. most can just walk into the building and meet bankers. most executives are not mark zuckerberg, the facebook ceo and other company execs facing big crowds and lots of cameras on their way in to the new york sheraton hotel. zuckerberg also not dressed like most executives.
facebook look iing to raise $12 million. it will be a huge stock offer and you compare that to what had been considered a big ipo. zin ga raised $1 billion recently. the road show continues this week with facebook meeting investors in boston and palo alto. kayla tausche was there. >> reporter: it was more of a celebrity fest than an investor meeting. some 20 security guards leading zuckerberg, sandberg into the sheraton here in new york where they greeted some 600 investors hungry for answers about the company and what it will look like in the public market. those questions they posed to facebook management range from advertising and whether advertisers were happy with facebook. to zynga, to whether the revenue growth was strong, whether they could get into china, and what about the insta gram deal?
mark zuckerberg said he would do that again and that revenue growth is uncomparable to 2011 because they had a game changer. more chances to field investor questions and to allay any concerns about the ipo when it meets investors in boston, in silicon valley, and in the midwest throughout the next nine days. they will price may 9 and they have a week to convince investors to buy in. kayla tausche, bay area news. when a company sells off shares of itself to the public, t the public makes decisions on its future. facebook will retain majority rights and make those decisions even after going public. a courtroom clash between two tech titans will not amount to much. they have been battling over
co copyright infringement. a federal jury found while google is guilty, it could not agree whether the use was legally protected under fair use laws. in a small victory oracle can go after some money for the damages but that number is not expected to be near the $1 billion in damages oracle had originally sought. a combination of drugs and alcohol took the life of thomas kinkade. the artist who lived in the south bay. that's the con kugs of the coroner. the 54-year-old kinkade was found dead in his home on april 6. the coroner's report lists alcohol and valium as the cause of death. he play have taken ghb, used as an intoxicant. since it also can occur naturally, it was not conclus e conclusive. kinkade suffered from heart disease and hyper extension.
a warning tonight after a sunday stroll took a violent turn. police in livermore on the lookout for a man who attacked a woman along the bike path. the man approached just after 2:00 in the afternoon near college avenue. he introduced himself as gabe and as they were talking the woman said suddenly the man pulled her clothes. grabbed her inappropriately. when she yelled, he took off. refuse to go leave, protesters occupying farmland owned by uc berkeley have ignored a departure deadline. the university told them if they left the property in albany over the weekend the group could participate in future talks aimed at talking about using part of that land for farming use. the ultimatum was ignored. 200 squatters claim they are trying to protect from development.
administrators say they may have to resort to a more forceful sort of removal. the price of your favorite pinot or schardt mchardannay mag up. jodi hernandez joins us in sonoma county. no pun intended but this was a national story with local roots, right? >> reporter: it certainly is. we are in wine country. seems like during the recession they scaled back because they couldn't find enough buyers. now there's not enough grapes to go around. as the economy rebounds, more and more people are toasting to better times. >> over the past six months people have been excite d to spend money on higher end cabernets. >> reporter: those in the wine
industry are thrilled they are back at the table, faced with a new didlemma, a shortage of win grapes. >> there's a shortage of new plantings in the industry, the reaction to the recession after an oversupply for the last seven or eight years. >> reporter: ben sharp says his winery is in good shape, but he says other local wine producers are scrambling to secure enough grapes to meet the sudden demand. >> your probably going to see prices rise even at the prem number level. >> reporter: this grower says on one hand it's a welcome turnaround. he's fielding a dozen offers for his supply. those who want to plant more are out of luck. nurseries don't have the plant materials for new vines.
>> i think we're going to feel it across the industry. there's a worldwide shortage of grapes. >> reporter: those in the wine industry say good thing wine lovers are willing to spend once again. fine wines at bargain prices is over. some say the shortage could last years. it may be time to stock up. in sonoma county, i'm jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, jodi. still ahead at 6:00, we've been warned about violence at popular tourist destinations but how does the government decide when to issue a travel warning. tonight our investigative unit finds out. >> reporter: many bay area allergists are seeing a surge of patients coming in seeking relief. coming up, i'll show you what's behind your misery. and the proposed changes to an east bay road that led to
the ballot box is over. there's an election in the south bay tomorrow. damian trujillo is looking at the cost and the preparations and changes. >> reporter: there are two changes this election compared to elections past and crews are hard at work getting ready for you to vote. >> if he comes in and asks for a
democratic ballot, you give him the nonpartisan democratic ballot. >> reporter: this man's job it to make sure poll workers know everything about the june 5th primary. >> the only difference it says early voters. >> reporter: poll workers will have to know more. one change is called top two primary. >> in other primaries you would have candidates based on party. know they're going to see all kinds of candidates on their ballot. >> reporter: some voters might be voting in a different district. this man took advantage of early voting and cast his ballot today. there is one election tomorrow. it's two south bay school districts. they decided not to wait another month so they're paying for their own special election. it costing $172,000, santa clara about $400,000.
but perhaps worth the price tag if the smaller targeted pool of voters pass their bond measures. >> are you registered to vote yet? >> reporter: the group work in partnerships reaching out to young voters today. >> they vote at the lowest rates of anyone else so we are trying to outreach. >> reporter: higher tuition and unemployment may get them fired up to vote. >> you cast your ballot already. >> reporter: he says his people will be ready. the saratoga and santa clara districts did not return my phone calls about the costs. those measures need two-thirds of the vote to pass. if they fail, that's a lot of money lost. thank you. a protest in fremont. whether niles canyon road should be widened.
the popular seven-mile stretch links fremont with 680. some residents from fremont picketed outside of the cal trains meeting today. they don't want that stretch changed. cal trans wants to widen the curvy road to make it safer. the plan involves cutting down hundreds of trees and possible damage to nearby alameda creek. >> we love the nile canyon scenic highway. we love everything about it and the creek and the natural beauty. we don't want it turned into a speedway which we think is what will be the end result. >> adding more rumble strips, signals and perhaps median barriers. if you're flying out of sfo, you may be personally greeted by
pilots. the pilots say they made big sacrifices after september 11th to save the struggling airline but have been working under the same contract for nine years. united executives have continued to hike their own pay. they are being outresourced. >> nonstop sneezing, watery eyes, runny nose and that massive headache. yes, it's allergy season and the suffering is just beginning this season allergists me dikt there will be many new members to the allergy club. marianne favro has a look at what's making us all so miserable. >> reporter: as you can see the grasses are tall and the pollen count is high and this wind is not helping either sending the pollen everywhere. allergists say that's probably the number one reason you feel miserable. after a weekend of fun in the
sun. they have symptoms like -- >> a lot of congestion in my nose area and in my throat. i'm going to take an antihistamine and nose spray. seems to be exceptionally bad this year. >> reporter: he's right. the late rain helped plants and trees produce more pollen. add sunshine and you have a perfect storm for your sinuses. >> the sun and the heat helps push the pollen out. you have a hot, windy day, those are the worst. >> reporter: even 3-year-old dominick are feeling the effects. >> antihistamines such as zyrtec, claritin or go to your doctor for a nasal spray.
>> reporter: a special pollen catcher to study the act of pollens in the south bay. pollens from grasses, oak trees and mulberry trees are causing the most discomfort for people. >> i feel congestion in my sinus. my eyes become heavy and then i cannot concentrate on what i need to do. >> reporter: unfortunate, their symptoms are likely to get worse before better. this year san jose was ranked the 78th worst city in the nation for spring allergies. reporting live, marianne favro, nbc bay area news. grab your tissues. >> did he say it's going to start picking up now? >> it's going to get worse. >> yesterday was horrible. >> i feel so bad for the kids. >> jeff ranieri, what have you got?
>> i'm an allergy sufferer, too. when it does get bad, i'm going to be covering it here. we do have the allergy forecast here in the next 60 seconds. 90 in livermore. 93 in san francisco. 88 in san rafael. close to some records. not quite there yet today but one of those close to that very warm 85 in oakland. record high was 8 the. our average high only in the 60s so well above at today's rate. 83 in san jose. starting to see a cooldown near the coastline san francisco down to the peninsula. and right now a bit of haze it at the current moment but some onshore flow and some moisture. high pressure is compressing this down to the surface and similar to that white appearance right now. but overall it's also pretty breezy outside. let's bring you back to our weather maps.
high pressure sitting just offshore. the dry slightly offshore winds that will keep 80-degree temps. eventually some cooling weather. that allergy forecast will stay moderate to high. as we heard, it is not going to be getting better here even into parts of next week. we do expect 53 in concord. also low to mid-50s from los t gatos into san francisco. on your day planner, warm weather inlapped as we head throughout 4:00 p.m. on tuesday. we'll start to get some cooling at the coastline with temperatures in the upper 60s and low 70s. we'll talk more and what the winds will mean in the seven-day forecast coming up. >> all right. thank you very much. >> sure. still ahead, one thing moms may not be noticing with their babies that could have a serious effect on a child's health. an extra buzz and it's not
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by now you may have heard of it, drug cartel violence at tourist hot spots. that's one reason the u.s. state department recently issued a travel warning for americans planning to visit mexico. how does the government decide how or when to issue a travel advisory. >> there's no standard. good morning, elice. >> reporter: the state department says it uses information from law enforcement in the countries in question,
but we found it can't verify the accuracy of all data in order to provide proper advisories. >> if you are in the wrong place, you might be a victim. >> reporter: hugo rodriguez with the travel division of the state department says there is no specific criteria or magic formula for issuing a travel advisory. so he's unable to tell us exactly how the state department made its decision to issue a travel warning in mexico. >> we're not look to go get above a certain bar. we are constantly monitoring the local situation. they work with local law enforcement authorities. >> reporter: and they give crime statistics but the government doesn't make their staff public because they can't guarantee the accuracy of the information. according to mexico's attorney general, the country had more
than 28,000 homicides between january and september last year. one of the largest newspapers reports more than 12,000 drug-related killings last year, up from around 2,000 in 2006. >> i would like to see a better, honest response from the data that we have. >> reporter: john is a criminology professor at fresno state. his specialty is violence in mexico. are american getting an accurate picture how often crime is happening in mexico? >> i don't see how they could. one of the first requirements is you have to have some measurement that's krcredible, that's valid on a regular basis. >> reporter: the state department distinguishes mexico as a country where its government makes a considerable effort. coming up tonight at 11 clock chock you'll hear from a woman whose husband was murdered is
now under a travel warning. raj and jessica? >> thank you very much, we'll see that tonight at 11:00. if you have a tip for our investigative unit, we want to hear from you. call 888-996-tips. send us an e-mail to email@example.com. the united nations is urging the u.s. to address a human rights issue not overseas but in south dakota. mt. rushmore is carved with the four images of the president and is on land considered sacred by several native american tribes. in 1868 the u.s. gave them the rights to the land but congress took it back when gold was d discovered. an investigator recommends it be restored to the sioux tribe. they rejected an offer of payment from the government in 1980 saying they would rather have that property. still ahead at 6:00, another member of the obama administration talking about gay marriage and what the community is saying about it.
the csu system backs off a raise for university president. the group is being asked to pick up the tab. a kidnapped american in pakistan. and the u.s. stops another attempt to blow up ann unr rweab awith an underwear bomb. ♪ [ male announcer ] for our families... our neighbors... and our communities... america's beverage companies have created a wide range of new choices. developing smaller portion sizes and more low- & no-calorie beverages... adding clear calorie labels so you know exactly what you're choosing... and in schools, replacing full-calorie soft drinks with lower-calorie options. with more choices and fewer calories, america's beverage companies are delivering.
getting international headlines. the cia stops another bomb attack on the u.s.-bound passenger jet. >> the international headlines now. >> that's right, raj and jessica. we've learned the attack was scheduled to happen around the killing of osama bin laden which was last week. the device is a more sophisticated version of the underwear bomb that failed to detonate on a passenger jet over detroit in 2009. the attack was planned by al qaeda's affiliate in yemen and the cia confiscated the bomb last month. the would-be bomber had not yet
chosen which flight. leon panetta says he cannot comment but did say this. >> what this incident makes clear is this kcountry has to remain vigilant against those who would seek to attack this country. we will do everything necessary to keep america safe. >> the fbi is analyzing the device to see if it would have gotten through security. no deal. the u.s. says it won't negotiate for the release of an american hostage who was kidnapped in pakistan nine months ago. >> my life is in your hands, mr. president. >> the 70-year-old aide worker pled for his life on the tape. he said he's in good condition but said he would be killed if the u.s. does not meet the terrorist demands. they want all al qaeda and taliban prisoners released. the white house is working on
securing weinstein's release. one week after signing a strategic agreement with the u.s. afghanistan' president hamid karzai says he's work yid about that pact. he's concerned about the deaths of dozens of civilians in recent days. president obama signed a ten-year agreement which outlines the commitment to afghanistan. in political news, anger over the election of vladimir putin, his third term as president since 2000. he spent the past four years as prime minister because of term limits. protesters flooded the streets to demonstrate against his presidency. francois hollande defeated nicolas sarkozy, the first socialist president in nearly 20 years. sarkozy says he plans to spend more time with his family and
take a break from politics. vice president joe biden surprised many by saying he supports same sex marriage. joe rosato jr. shows us how the statements were interpreted by the bay area gay community. >> this is about a simple proposition, who do you love? >> reporter: joe biden rippled the waters of same sex marriage on "meet the press" comments that reverberated through the nation's gay communities. >> i am absolute ly comfortable with the fact that men marry men, women marry women. >> reporter: the words seemed to break with president obama who says he supports civil unions but hasn't endorsed same sex marriage. like many in the gay community today christopher ho found himself trying to interpret
biden's words. they want to have it both ways. they want to say to supporters, yes, we support you, but have a plausible level of deniability. >> reporter: he says he hopes the president will advance same sex marriage but believes taking a more forceful position would doom the president politically. >> they are trying to convey they do support gay rights, but they can't vocalize that clearly. stewart and i have been together now for 25 years. >> reporter: john lewis and stewart gaffney are one of the 18,000 same-sex couples allowed to marry during a brief window in california. >> there's been a question how to interpret these comments. the one person who clairify is for the president himself. >> reporter: obama's spokesman says the sentiments biden expressed with but wouldn't go so far as to saying he supports same sex marriage.
>> it's not fair for him to take the final step and say on all counts. >> reporter: but they say obama has done more for gay and lesbian rights than any other president. ho says mr. obama is making ram for the courts to ultimately untangle the issue of same sex marriage. >> obama is a pragmatist not a hard core leftwinger. >> reporter: joe rosato jr., nbc bay area news. california state university trustees are backing off a policy that would give 10% raises to the campus president but there's a catch here. nonprofit groups could pick up the tab. at a meeting tomorrow in long beach, the amended policy would freeze the base salary but allow them to be augmented by campus foundations.
it would not take any money or scholarships away from student programs. if passed the policy would be in effect until 2014. today marked the first ever muslim day at the state capitol. they visited with lawmakers to express support for two laws, both would guard against racial and luj profiling in the work place and by police officers. group leaders say the event aims to engage members of the muslim community with lawmakers. they plan on holding this event every year. a man who led san jose police on a chase last night is in jail and the officer who shot him is on leave which is standard procedure. the officer did not hit the 24-year-old. investigators say he was seen waving a weapon from an suv. they spotted the vehicle as it was heading down 680 at a high speed. after two miles, he got out of the car and tried to run. he was apprehended.
police say he was unarmed when they got him. three other men who were in the car with him are still on the loose. in south san francisco police are looking for a suspect who is accused of attempted kidnapping inside a place where children frequently eat, mcdonald's. officers responded to a call saturday afternoon at a mcdonald's near ponderosa road. they say the man grabbed the boy in the bathroom. the boy yelled and ran to his father. a memorial for fallen police officers was held at the state capital today to remember eight of the state's officers who died in the line of duty. jim kapu was one of those honored. he was shot and killed in november by a suspected bank robber. governor jerry brown was part of the 36th annual memorial ceremony. >> along with all the rights,
there are the duties and police officers quintessentially express that sense of duty and those who give their lives in the pursuit of those duties are worthy of our admiration. >> the men and women honored will have their names engraved in sacramento right across the street from the state capital. >> visiting the golden gate bridge is a new experience just in time for the span's 75th birthday a. sneak peek at what's changed. there's now a 3,500-square-foot pavilion that houses information about anything you'll ever need to know about the bridge. the roundhouse has been redesigned and there will be a guided tour that runs day and night. >> maybe we all took it for granted. it has incredible stories to tell. it's a beautiful place to stay. it can bring inspiration and
memory. >> the bridge photo experience, where you take a picture in front of a green screen and they put you right on the bridge. it will be open to the public as of tomorrow. you can learnld more about its past construction and future celebrations. >> that seems really fun, those pictures. still ahead at 6:00, a giants pitcher suspended for drug use. his lengthy suspension. a pizza chain, the first to offer customers a healthy option. i'm scott budman on the roof of a bay area coffee shop that's raising honeybees to harvest its own honey. the sweet reward for a bay area business. and i'm jeff ranieri in the weather center. warm to hot weather. temperatures in the low 70s from san francisco to oakland.
in health matters moms of overweight chirp may not realize their kids are overweight. a new study finds nearly two-thirds of mothers with toddlers incorrectly perceive their child's size. most moms including those with overweight children thought their kids were too small. it's important for parents to know if their children are
overweight for their age to prevent obesity in adulthood. >> gluten-free crust is being offered. the largest pizza delivery chain says nearly 18 million people are gluten sensitive. the new crust will let those who suffer from mild intolerance enjoy pizza again. >> it sounds good at this dinner hour right now. >> we could think about that for tonight. >> or an outdoor barbecue would be perfect. >> i'll get the burgers. >> we have allergies. we can't go outside. >> a lot of heat, too. we'll need a cool beverage. hopefully someone is taking our grocery list. breezy. a look at our camera. fog and cooler temperatures will be returning. and i'm scott reis. the giants lose another key
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a growing bay area company known for its coffee. >> now blue bottle is harvesting honey. our business and tech reporter scott budman braved the bees and the story that's getting a lot of buzz. >> reporter: with its famous drip coffee and small company style personal certificaservice bottle coffee has quickly become one of the bay area's must-have products. but there's something unusual on the roof these days. beehiv beehives. they're raising honey bees here because longtime beekeeper brian lin can ka asked if he could use the roof. >> we figured it would be fun to have a special project and then if we got a little bit of honey out of it to use in our pastries it could be fun. >> reporter: and contrary to what you may think, oakland in an urban city environment is actually a really good place to
raise honey bees. they love it here cranking out more honey in the city than in rural areas. >> over 200 possibly in this area because of the climate. and so the cities are now better places for bees than the agricultural landscape. >> reporter: while they make coffee downstairs, these guys make honey up top. it eventually looks like this. >> and there's a lot of wild fennel that grows nearby, a lot of abandoned lots where plants grow free and pop up. when you taste our honey, that's one of of the dominant notes is the fennel. >> reporter: and the customers, they don't even notice the well-behaved bees. >> they don't leave in a swarm. they'll pick up in search of fennel, not necessarily cookies and coffee. >> reporter: adding a dash of sweetness to your daily buzz.
in oakland, scott budman, nbc bay area news. >> are you in? >> that honey looks so good. i love it. >> it does. let's bring in our chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. are we going to be roasting throughout the week? >> so to speak, yes, as we head throughout the next two to three days. warm inland and personally i do love blue bottle coffee. they have 17-foot krelg, grind those beans at home and it's like rocket fuel. good stuff. 90 in livermore. 93 in san francisco. close to a record in oakland with 85. winds have been out of the north. a sign of the onshore flow and it is dropping our numbers from 5 to 15 degrees. look at this down into santa cruz into santa cruz helping
numbers remain on the map current hour. we will start to moderate but that seven-day forecast still is going to be looking great. a cool front, even rainfall. it's deflecting all of our storm activity. what will happen into tomorrow as we see that slight onshore flow returning but it's not going to be strong enough to knock temperatures down inland. that cooling breeze, cooling to some low to mid-80s. unfortunately, it looks like an
ongoing drought situation in the peninsula. we have had marked improvement. not totally a bad news situation with some good news up into santa rosa, napa and sonoma. 54 in fremont. 53 in san francisco and 51 in santa rosa. for tuesday, not a bad day to get outside and enjoy. upper 80s to near 90. 90 in walnut creek. 89 in concord. 88 in pleasanton and mid-80s back to the bay. as we get close to the coastline, that's a slight onshore flow. keeping us to 69. also 67 in half moon bay. numbers edge down a little bit with mid-80s and take a look at this. by this upcoming weekend might need iced coffee here by
saturday and sunday. temperatures close to 90 degrees. i'm like a blue bottle ad. >> what's going on here? >> it's so good. >> do you have a side gig? >> it's local. >> bring some in then. >> all right. >> it is great coffee. >> thanks. >> let's get to sports. scott reis joins us now. he enjoys a nice coffee from time and again. >> actually, raj, not a coffee guy but, honestly, i'd be willing to drink anything if the giants would stop losing became. it's been an epidemic. the last thing they need is another guy on the shelf but that just happened. not because of injury, though. mota suspended 100 games for testing positive for the banned
substance, this is the second time he has been dinged for performance enhancing drugs. 50 games while a member of the mets in 2006. he becomes the third player to be suspended twice. manny ramirez and alfonso are the others. mota will appeal but as a repeat offender can not suit up before that appeal is heard. the giants are disappointed to learn of guillermo mota's suspension. we support the rehabilitation program. the giants activated huff from the 15-day disabled list where he spent time dealing with anxiety issues. he is not in tonight's starting lineup but will be available off the bench. the giants are set to begin a series in los angeles. they trail the first place dodgers by four games. l.a. has been dynamite this
season and everybody in the san francisco clubhouse, including tonight's starter, barry zito, knows how big these three games are. >> i just want to go in and be more aggressive, be pounding the zen, you know, let hitters get themselves out and not be too fine. keep the pitch count down. >> i think this is an important road trip for us. it's early in the season. i don't think you ever lose that sense of urgency. it's early in the season. that's the way i think you should play the game. good pitching, good offense. they're ahead of us. we're going to have to play good ball. >> i think we've done a good job of that all season long.
regardless of the outcome we're going to play, it's good for them if they're playing well. the team has to do what they have to do. we're good ballplayers. got to be ready. >> back in the bay, first-round u.s. open qualifying under way in pleasanton. around the country more than 9,000 golfers dreaming of a chance to tee it up with tiger, phil and rory. six players earned their way to final qualifying which will happen june 4. and about 300 fifth graders participating in a golf skills party. games on and off the golf course. this is the culmination of a six-week program designed to teach core values and leadership skills.
>> we try and use the game of golf and the values inherent in the sport, you're your own referee, to use golf and apply them to all aspects of their life. our ultimate goal is to hope kids not only lead on the golf course but off as well. >> u.s. open fever is heightening as we get closer. giants and dodgers always a big event. they will play down in los angeles in a few moments. highlights, postgame coverage at 11:00. >> looking forward to it. >> we'll be tuned in. you can waonrttonight 10:30at
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america's golden boy, michael phelps, says this summer's olympics will be his last. 26-year-old phelps won eight gold medals at the 2008 beijing games which gives him a total of 16 total olympic medals in it his career. it is amazing. in an interview phelps confessed that he has 16. he lost one while traveling. he keeps them wrapped up in a t-shirt. he is three medals shy of breaking the world record for most career medals. the countdown is on, 80 days here on nbc bay area. we will be broadcasting live from london. put them in a case or something. brent, you have a full newscast. >> comcast 186. >> thank you.
and now another viewpoint, response to a bay area editorial. >> i'm suzanne shaw. in our latest editorial we said seniority should not be the only factor in teacher layoffs. we think local school districts should consider other factors as well. derek writes, part of the problem is the unions. it's tough to get of o bad teachers. but how do you label a bad teacher? john replies, ask the kids. they know who the good teachers are, the tough ones versus the easy ones. peter says lay off politicians in sacramento before we touch teachers. teachers are far more important. and len puts teacher layoffs into a broader context. how can we afford to be fighting foreign, unnecessary wars while