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from ipo to i do. inside mark zuckerberg's wedding and what donald trump is now saying about a prenup. all eyes to the sky. it's the light show that took the bay area by storm and why the solar stunner is not over. first the niners, now this? the warriors could have a date set to leave oakland. the news starts right now. good evening. i'm diane dwyer. those stories in just a moment, but first, a story you'll see only on nbc bay area news. it's a system that pays out more than $50 million a year in san jose. we're talking about that city's
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disability retirement program. an investigative reporter found it's a program with little oversight. jenna? >> we followed the paper trail, san jose's disability retirement system. we found a program allowing some to double-dip, and everyone who qualifies to receive tax-free benefits for life with few checks and balances. it's tonight's exclusive "investigative unit" report. >> reporter: welcome to scuba with dave. this experience instructor claims to have scubaed the waters of hawaii, mexico, fiji. these are some of the photos posted on his website. but today, our undercover cameras are giving you an up-close look at one of his classes near santa cruz. before he became scuba dave, he was lieutenant babineaux of the san jose police department. after 32 years he retired on disability.
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that was in 2005. babineaux stated he had problems with his neck, back, knees, et cetera. that came with a list of medical restrictions. the retirement board reviewed his records, then voted. >> all those in favor, aye. those opposed? motion carries. congratulations. >> reporter: days before his disability retirement was approved, lieutenant babineaux got certified to be an advance scuba vedir.diver. since then he's received more certifications including one to be a rescue diver. that's dave right there. remember those medical restrictions? our undercover cameras show him doing just about all of them. heavy lifting. squatting. repeated bending and stooping. >> it's not a couch potato sport. especially out here. because of the dive conditions. okay, the dive conditions here can be a lot more challenging. >> reporter: babineaux has what the city of san jose calls a
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service-connected disability. that means he's permanently unable to perform his job as a result of work-related injuries. and once the retirement board approves an employee for disability retirement, it's for life. there are no medical follow-ups. that means babineaux could fully recover and still receive his payments. he's not breaking any rules. he's getting the same amount of money he would have received if he had just retired. but with disability, there's a perk. 50% of his final average salary is tax-free for the rest of his life. >> the problem here is very significant. >> reporter: san jose city auditor sharon erickson found major problems with the program last year. her audit revealed one in three police officers and two in three firefighters are retiring on disability, a number the audit calls unacceptably high. and our investigation found when an employee applies for disability retirement, they
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usually get it. over the last five years, 96% were approved. >> some jurisdictions do require an annual physical to maintain the certification as disabled. in the city of san jose, and that's why we recommended changing the system. >> disability systems are absolutely rife with ethical questions. >> reporter: we showed kirk hansen what we found. he is the executive director of the applied ethics department at santa clara university and an expert in government ethics. it appears it's easy to get disability retirement from san jose. >> when you have a culture in which disability is the normal thing, it becomes very easy. >> reporter: and they're allowed to get another job. but they're required to report it to the city until it's been 20 years since their hire date. if they make too much, their disability payments are reduced or eliminated. but there are exceptions. >> you go through recovery, setbacks, recovery, setbacks.
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>> reporter: councilman pete compton is on disability retirement. before he was elected to office he was a police officer, injured in the line of duty. >> i'll tell you, had i not got hurt, i'd still be a cop. >> reporter: he took office in 2007 when he still had to report his income to the city. ouwiowtger l hinwiout lowering benefits, waswi$48,000. but we found he made more than that. and kept his benefits. do you believe that it's fair that you're able to receive two paychecks from san jose? >> i do. >> reporter: isn't this double-dipping? >> yes, it is double-dipping. >> do you think that's right? >> it's allowed. >> reporter: it's allowed because in san jose, elected officials are exempt from that rule. do you think everyone should have to play by the same rules when it comes to reporting outside income? >> i think everybody does. >> reporter: you don't. >> well, i do. by the same rules as anyone else who chooses to work for the city
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of san jose. or gets elected. when i made a decision to run for office i looked into what the rules were, i made sure that taking this job would allow me to provide for my family and do the job at the same time. >> reporter: even if it appears everyone is playing by the rules, it's the rules that some are questioning. >> we didn't find as much abuse as we found -- just a problem with the entire system. >> reporter: the city's retirement services department declined to comment on-camera. the attorney who represents the retirement boards issued this statement. the city has asked the retirement boards to make these judgments and they do so best they can on the basis of medical and other evidence presented to them. according to city records, more than 800 police officers and firefighters are on disability retirement. we have posted documents we reviewed along with tonight's investigation on our website,
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nbcbayarea.com. look under "investigations." >> if you have a tip for investigative unit, 888-996-tips or e-mail theunit@nbcbayarea.com. warriors say they are not ready to make an announcement burton night the sports world is buzzing over a report the team is moving to san francisco. the san jose mercury news is reporting insiders say the team will move to san francisco in 2017. a spokesman for the team tells us warriors co-owner will not confirm or deny the report saying, "we are not prepared to make any announcements at this time." oakland mayor jean quan has vowed to keep the warriors in her city, as san francisco mayor ed lee would welcome them in his. president obama is scheduled to come to the bay area in a couple of days hope is to raise millions for his re-election campaign. his visit includes a stop in redwood city on wednesday.
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monty francis is outside the fox theater with new information for us tonight. hello, monty. >> reporter: the biggest event will be held here at the fox theater. it will be the most affordable. if you want to attend any smaller events you'll have to shell out tens of thousands of dollars. >> that i think same-sex couples should be able to get married. >> reporter: in the wake of that announcement, president obama came to california ten days ago and raised a record $15 million in 1 night at a fund raiser held at george clooney's los angeles home. the president has also come to depend heavily on the bay area for millions of campaign dollars. in redwood city, signs are already posted downtown warning of heavy traffic and scarce parking this wednesday when the president rolls into town. >> i think he's going to make a killing here in california. given what he said last week. >> reporter: the president's visit on wednesday includes a high-priced dinner atherton at a business round table in palo alto.
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tickets for both of those events cost $35,800 per person. then the president finishes his evening with a reception at the fox theater. tickets start at $250 apiece but with only $1,000 premium seats left, many who would like to attend won't be able to afford the price of admission. >> probably not. but you know what, as a community we'll come together and make it happen. >> reporter: retired journalist and local history buff jim clifford says the last significant visit from a sitting u.s. president to redwood city happened way back in 1932 when herbert hoover came to town seeking the advice of a newspaper executive. >> hoover didn't want people to know he was here. you know, obama does. and that says a lot. that says a lot. that there's hope and faith still going on. >> reporter: clifford says similar to hoover's visit, the president is visiting redwood city during tough economic times. >> he's saying, i'm here, i'm here. hoover didn't want anybody. so i don't think that the
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economy, as bad as it is, is anything like what hoover went through in the depression. >> reporter: republican presidential candidate mitt romney is expected to visit the bay area for a fund-raising trip as well. on may 30th he's expected to attend a private fund-raiser in hillsborough. during the month of april, romney raised about $40 million, roughly the same amount the president raised during that same month. . >> stay with nbc bay area and nbcbayarea.com for continuing coverage of the president's visit this week. we'll also have information on road closures during his visit. president obama spent this weekend in his hometown of chicago for the nato summit. tonight there was a violent end for protesters at that summit. police using batons clashed with protesters a few blocks from the meeting of the nato leaders. the result, more than a dozen people injured including four
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officers. 45 people were arrested and 60 more detained. by nightfall, the violence calmed down. inside the nato meeting, world leaders never saw or heard the protesters. topping their agenda, approving so-called smart defense plans in uniting behind a plan for afghanistan. >> we are working with the afghans over the next several years to achieve a complete transition to afghan security. >> afghanistan indeed, mr. president, as you very adequateadequate ly -- accurately put it, is looking forward to an end to this war. >> nato and afghanistan want to pull most nato troops off the front lines next year. we will have a report from chicago tonight at 11:30. up next, from one billionaire to another. donald trump offers marriage advice to mark zumer berg. plus we take you inside the facebook wedding. did you see it?
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tonight's spectacular ring of fire. see why it's only the beginning. when diet and exercise didn't work, a young woman turned to a bay area doctor for help. tonight, the before and after and the ground-breaking surgery that changed her life. just over my shoulder you can see the signs of a stronger sea breeze pushing in the fog back to the bay area right now. 50s and 60s outside. this will lead to a cool-down tomorrow even by pleasanton. also tracking bigger changes which pack a lot of wind and temperatures so cool they may actually surprise you later this week.ng
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♪ and it's me you need to know how deep is your love ♪ >> tonight we learned robin gibb has died. he was a member of the legendary singing group the bee gees. gibb was 62 years old. he died earlier today after a long battle with colon cancer. the bee gees were best known for "the saturday night fever" found track. it became one of the fastest-selling albums of all-time. as you probably heard, facebook ceo mark zuckerberg is now a married man. there's no word if he took donald trump's advice. in an interview with cnbc before
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the surprise wedding trump suggested to zuckerberg he get a prenuptial agreement. trump has been married three times, said if zuckerberg gets divorced for some reason "she hits the jackpot." zuckerberg tied the knot at his home in palo alto yesterday, the day after his company went public. it was a top secret affair until he changed his relationship status on facebook. >> definitely outside the box, which seems actually pretty characteristic. so that's good, you know. that's silicon valley. >> that was a neighbor. his bride graduated from ucsf medical school last week. her plans to be a pediatrician prompted zuckerberg apparently to promote organ donation on facebook. chan plans to begin practicing this fall. it wasn't the bull in the china shop but a mercedes in the glass shop in san jose. take a look at the damage. police say the driver of the mercedes hit the gas at full
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speed instead of the brake and crashed into ken's glass and mirror company on center road in south san jose. the car went about 60 feet into the building take out mirrors, a pool table, furniture and support beams. the shop owner was sitting at his disk on the other side of the building when it happened. >> i heard one bang, another bang, another bang. and i thought it was another earthquake. because we had an earthquake that destroyed all my glass in '89. i ran out the front and i realized it was not an earthquake. so when i come around, this is what we saw. >> when the car finally stopped it was buried under metal, glass and wood. amazingly, no one was hurt, not even the folks in the car. the marin county board of supervisors is meeting this tuesday. when it does, a man named george lucas will likely be on the minds of many in the audience. the "star wars" creator wants to built build affordable housing on his ranch in marin. now it might be a possibility.
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he suggested the idea after facing criticism from his neighbors when he wanted to build a movie studio on the site. "the chronicle" says lucas could make good on his new xrd idea. there's a feeling on the board it fits into the county's desire and its requirements for more low-income housing. traffic in san francisco is back to normal tonight after yet another wild bay to breakers race. this year there was one major difference compared to many other years. >> usa! usa! >> the wackiness was still there but check out the weather. it was sunny even at the start of the race and it just got warmer all day. the 7 1/2 mile race starts in the financial district, heads up the hayes street hill, and ends at ocean beach. about 40,000 people ran and walked in the race. the most common costume, the golden gate bridge. and this was the second year with more stringent rules. no floats and no drinking allowed.
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>> this is my second year at bay to breakers. i love it. it's my favorite thing in the world. it's almost like christmas. >> there have been no major problems this year at all. we've done everything we can to control the amount of baudiness. people can have a good time as long as they respect the race, respect the neighborhood. we're here to have a good time. >> as for the serious runners, a woman from ethiopia finished first for the women. sammy kitwarra of kenya first place for the men. he's won the race three of the last four years. no major problems reported as you heard but police did arrest 19 people. the overall number is down from last year where 25 people were arrested. it's a while until kickoff but 49er fans will get their first look at construction of the team's new santa clara stadium. it will mark a construction milestone tomorrow when the first 3,000 piles are scheduled
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to be put in place to support the foundation. there are currently 250 workers on-site, mostly installing about 30 miles of underground utilities, cabling and pipes. the sun, moon and earth all lined up this evening for a so-called ring of fire eclipse. millions watched it from san francisco to singapore. this is video from southeastern nevada near the utah border around 6:30 this evening. here in the bay area, there were all kinds of viewing parties including one in the oakland hills. nbc bay area's kimberly terry shows us tonight's eclipse and why it's just the beginning. >> reporter: the first annular eclipse in 18 years thrilled hundreds of people at the sha bow space and science center. >> what do you see? >> the sun and the moon. >> i don't see it. if you go like this. >> it looks like the moon is sitting inside an orange cup. >> reporter: annular is when the new moon passing between the
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earth and the sun blocks 84% of the sun. >> you see this ring of fire, of sunlight, around the moon. from here in the bay area, we're not going to see that. you have to travel 200 miles north to see the annularity. >> reporter: this is what it looked like from las vegas, as perfect a view as you can get in the western united states. >> it's a phenomenal event. it reminds you how amazing the universe really is. >> reporter: those here at the observatory say the best way to look at the eclipse is actually to not look directly at it, that is, unless you have some special glasses or some of the high-tech and low-tech equipment provided by the space and science center. >> beautiful. beautiful. yes, thrilling. doesn't happen very often either. we need to stop and take the time to do things like this more often. >> reporter: the last time this happened was in 1994. the next time it will happen is in 2023. >> it's really fun to see it. >> i feel like i don't want to look away.
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>> reporter: right now is an exciting time for astronomy. there's an astronomical triple play going on, so to speak. tonight the annular eclipse. june 4th, a lunar eclipse. june 5th, the transit of venus which only happens once every 105 years. >> just beautiful. rob and i ran outside after the 6:00 news to watch it and i was surprised how bright it was still out there. >> yeah, even about 15% of the sun will keep the skies lit up. we saw crescent shadows which was cool. a lot of great photos sent in by viewers. right around 6:30, good thing it happened at 6:30. right now the fog is spilling into the bay area. 54 in san francisco. good, healthy sea breeze pushing in cooler air now all the way into concord, fairfield, into the north bay valleys. the southwest wind direction will lead to cooling. also notice it's not just the low clouds but high clouds drifting through the bay area as the jet stream, getting back to
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the work week, is going to drop to the south. this will allow a couple of systems to come in, put a dent in that ridge of high pressure. tomorrow the sea breeze turning stronger and even a few sprinkles possible north of santa rosa during the day tomorrow. what you're going to see for the morning hours, a lot of low clouds. maybe drizzle at times for your morning commute. for the afternoon, some mid-day clearing. high clouds around the tri-valley. low clouds from pillar point south. as we head into tomorrow night, right around this time, more clowe clouds coming down the close. a few scattered showers up to the north of the sonoma county coastline. temperatures will continue to trend cooler and the winds are really going to kick up the middle part of the week. tonight lows mostly in the 50s as low clouds and marine air come in. but tomorrow with that steady sea breeze, we'll see temperatures which today were in the mid to upper 80s inland dropping into the upper 70s and low 80s come tomorrow. in fact tomorrow's going to be one of the warmer days we see around the bay area this week. 82 in pleasanton.
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upper 70s to near 80s around livermore and pittsburg. 60s around san francisco. 70s for the north bay for the afternoon. winds cranking up as we go into tuesday and wednesday. and then the attention turns to next weekend. not for anything solar but of course we've got the 75th anniversary of the golden gate bridge sunday. memorial day weekend as well. right now the latest computer models backing off on showers for the bay area. for the sierra, there is a chance friday into saturday of possibly snow showers. >> no, no, i'm not going to let you say it. >> no, it's going to be cool. we know it's going to be cool and breezy friday and saturday. stay tuned, christina and jeff will keep you posted if there's snow in the sierra. let's check in with scott reiss of the comcast sports net. >> some cool weather to the hottest team in all of sports
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scott reiss back in the comcast sports net news room. big day by the bay. seemed like everybody in the area was either in costume running a road race or at at&t for the finale of the bay bridge series, costumes optional. a's trying to snap an 11-game skid at at&t. that's one of our directors, paul davis. apparently barry zito called for a pitchout ceremonial first pitch. he got another crack at it. 1-0 giants in the third. buster posey the laser throw from josh reddick right on the money. brandon crawford is in safely to make it 2-0. 2-1 in the fourth. collin cowgill right back at the box. josh donaldson. 3-2 a's. couple of batters later. scary. wild pitch, posey can't find it, cowgill scores from second. not only does he score, he he had butts lincecum, ouch.
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four innings, five hits, four earned. brian fuentes closes out the giants in the ninth. a's do salvage game three of the series 6-2. >> yeah, it's a pretty good shot. you could see that happening. you know, buster couldn't find the ball. i knew it was going to be bing, bang. that's a big play. they knocked ball out of his glove. he held on to that, it's a one-run ball game. >> hyperextended my thumb. outside of that, just rattled me a little bit. nothing bad at all. nba playoffs. clippers/spurs. 2:15 to get the court ready following kings hockey at the staples center. second quarter collision there between blake griffin and manu ginobili. griffin got the worst of it. how about that shot by chris paul off the top of the
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backboard and through. we've got a game late. under two minutes to go. tony parker, the teardrop. he hit back-to-back buckets to put san antonio up by three. paul with about 10 seconds to go needed that one. did not get it. the spurs sweep the clippers right out of the playoffs, 102-99. the spurs have won 18 straight games. game four, heat/pacers. d-wade and company trying to tie up the series. second quarter. lebron feeding wade. he had 30. pacers by eight at the break. however, third quarter, all miami as james throws it down. in the fourth, joel anthony will clean up the lebron miss. there weren't a lot of misses. 40 points, 18 rebounds, 9 assists. miami wins 101-93. that series all tied up. giants playing 28 straight days, on the road tomorrow in milwaukee. pregame live right here -- over
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on comcast sports net bay area, 4:30 on monday. when we come back, a deadly earthquake rattles a number of popular cities in northern italy. we'll show you the damage coming up. [ alarm beeping, motor revving ]
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that was the bombing over lockerbie, scotland. abdelbaset alling me graub bewas 66 years old. both the scottish government and the libyan interim council said today his death was not into the investigation of the bombing of flight 103. he's maintained his innocence throughout the investigation and as recently as a few months ago. she tried everything but a bay area teenager could not lose the weight. we'll show you the new surgery that transformed her life. also, it's a presidential visit the bay area is talking about. what we're learning about the president's agenda ahead of his arrival. tonight's spectacular ring of fire. more pictures just ahead.
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the sun, moon and earth lined up for the ring of fire eclipse. millions watched it from san francisco to singapore and this is video from southeastern nevada near the utah border around 6:30 this evening. here in the bay area, there were all kinds of viewing parties including one in the oakland hills. nbc bay area's kimberly terry shows us tonight's eclipse. >> reporter: the first annular eclipse in 18 years thrilled hundreds of people at the sha bow space and science center. >> what do you see? >> the sun and the moon. >> i don't see it. if you go like this. >> it looks like the moon is sitting inside an orange cup. >> reporter: annular is when the new moon passing between the earth and the sun blocks 84% of the sun.
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>> you see this ring of fire, of sunlight, around the moon. from here in the bay area, we're not going to see that. you have to travel 200 miles north to see the annularity. >> reporter: this is what it looked like from las vegas, as perfect a view as you can get in the western united states. >> it's a phenomenal event. it reminds you how amazing the universe really is. >> reporter: those here at the observatory say the best way to look at the eclipse is actually to not look directly at it, that is, unless you have some special glasses or some of the high-tech and low-tech equipment provided by the space and science center. >> beautiful. beautiful. yes, thrilling. doesn't happen very often either. we need to stop and take the time to do things like this more often. >> reporter: the last time this happened was in 1994. the next time it will happen is in 2023. >> it's really fun to see it. >> i feel like i don't want to look away. >> reporter: right now is an exciting time for astronomy. there's an astronomical triple play going on, so to speak.
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tonight the annular eclipse. june 4th, a lunar eclipse. june 5th, the transit of venus which only happens once every 105 years. warriors say they are not ready to make an announcement but the sports world is buzzing over a report the team is moving to san francisco. the san jose mercury news is reporting insiders say the team will move to san francisco in 2017. a spokesman for the team tells us warriors co-owner joe lacob will not confirm or deny the report, saying "we are not prepared to make any announcements at this time." oakland mayor jean quan has vowed to keep the warriors in her city, as san francisco mayor ed lee would welcome them in his. president obama is scheduled to come to the bay area in a couple of days hoping to raise millions of dollars for his re-election campaign.
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his visit includes a stop in redwood city on wednesday. monty francis is outside the fox theater with new information for us tonight. hello, monty. >> reporter: the biggest event will be held here at the fox theater. it will be the most affordable. if you want to attend any smaller events you'll have to shell out tens of thousands of dollars. >> that i think same-sex couples should be able to get married. >> reporter: in the wake of that announcement, president obama came to california ten days ago and raised a record $15 million in one night at a fund-raiser held at george clooney's los angeles home. the president has also come to depend heavily on the bay area for millions of campaign dollars. in redwood city, signs are already posted downtown warning of heavy traffic and scarce parking this wednesday when the president rolls into town. >> i think he's going to make a killing here in california. given what he said last week. >> reporter: the president's visit on wednesday includes a
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high-priced dinner in atherton at a business round table in palo alto. tickets for both of those events cost $35,800 per person. then the president finishes his evening with a reception at the fox theater. tickets start at $250 apiece but with only $1,000 premium seats left, many who would like to attend won't be able to afford the price of admission. >> probably not. but you know what, as a community we'll come together and make it happen. >> reporter: retired journalist and local history buff jim clifford says the last significant visit from a sitting happened way back in 1932 when herbert hoover came to town seeking the advice of a newspaper executive. >> hoover didn't want people to know he was here. you know, obama does. and that says a lot. that says a lot. that there's hope and faith still going on. >> reporter: clifford says similar to hoover's visit, the president is visiting redwood city during tough economic times. >> he's saying, i'm here, i'm here. hoover didn't want anybody. so i don't think that the economy, as bad as it is, is
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anything like what hoover went through in the depression. >> reporter: republican presidential candidate mitt romney is expected to visit the bay area for a fund-raising trip as well. on may 30th he's expected to attend a fund-raiser in hillsborough. during the month of april, romney raised about $40 million, roughly the same amount the president raised during that same month. live in redwood city, monty francis, nbc bay area news. >> stay with nbc bay area and nbcbayarea.com for continuing coverage of the president's visit. we'll also have information on road closures during his visit. in chicago, police say they arrested 45 protesters near the nato summit meeting there. police say they had a hard time containing the activists. those protesters are complaining about repressive tactics but the city's police chief claims his officers acted with restraint.
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nbc's nick bogert reports. >> reporter: blocks from the nato summit, police and protesters clash. police using batons and pepper spray. some anti-nato demonstrators throwing paint and other objects at officers, some grabbing batons and turning them back on police. at least two dozen were led away and presumably arrested, some bloodied. the clash did not disturb the summit itself. members approving so-called smart defense plans trying to lower nato's costs in tough economic times and united behind a plan for afghanistan to pull nato troops off the front lines next year and substantially out of the country by 2014. >> there will be no rush for the exits. we will stay committed to our operation in afghanistan and see it through. >> we're confident that we are on the right track. >> reporter: protesters who thronged chicago's streets for much of the day, not impressed. >> we believe nato should be dissolved. there's no need for it. it's being used for an
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illegitimate purpose right now. >> reporter: nato leaders argue the alliance is strong and necessary. they dined together in chicago's soldier field football stadium with michelle obama hosting leaders' spouses at the city's main art museum. the summit is, the first nato has held in the u.s. outside of washington, wraps up monday. the marin county board of supervisors is meeting this tuesday. when it does, a man named george lucas will likely be on the minds of many in the audience. the "star wars" creator wants to built build affordable housing on his ranch in marin. now it might be a possibility. he suggested the idea after facing criticism from his neighbors when he wanted to build a movie studio on the site. "the chronicle" says lucas could make good on his new idea. there's a feeling on the board it fits into the county's desire and its requirements for more low-income housing. then it might become a reality. it wasn't the bull in the china shop.
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but a mercedes in the glass shop in san jose. take a look at the damage. police say the driver of the mercedes hit the gas at full speed instead of the brake and crashed into ken's glass and mirror company on center road in south san jose. the car went about 60 feet into the building taking out mirrors, a pool table, furniture and support beams. the shop owner was sitting at his disk on the other side of the building. >> i heard one bang, another bang, another bang. and i thought it was another earthquake. because we had an earthquake in '89, destroyed all my glass. i ran out the front and i realized it was not an earthquake. so when i come around, this is what we saw. >> when the car finally stopped it was buried under metal, glass and wood. amazingly, no one was hurt, not even the folks in the car. in san francisco, traffic is back to normal after yet another wild bay to breakers race. this year there was one major
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difference compared to many other years. >> usa! usa! >> the wackiness was still there but check out the weather. it was sunny even at the start of the race and it just got warmer all day. the 7 1/2 mile race starts in the financial district, heads up the hayes street hill, and ends at ocean beach. about 40,000 people tried to run the race although many were walking. the most common costume, the golden gate bridge. marking its 75th anniversary. and this was the second year with more stringent rules. no floats and no drinking allowed. >> this is my second year at bay to breakers. i love it. it's my favorite thing in the world. it's almost like christmas. >> there have been no major problems this year at all. we've done everything we can to control the amount of bawdiness. people can have a good time as long as they respect the race, respect the neighborhood. we're here to have a good time. >> as for the serious runners, a woman from ethiopia finished
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first. sammy kitwarra of kenya first place for the men. he's won the race three of the last four years. her prayers were answered in a very big way. when diet and exercise were not enough, a young lady found a surgical solution right here in the bay area. her amazing transformation coming up next.
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at bank of america, we're lending and investing in the people and communities who call the bay area home.
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from funding that helped a local entrepreneur start a business... to providing grants to a nonprofit which offers job training and placement... and supporting an organization working to help the environment. because the more we do in the bay area, the more we help make opportunity possible. losing weight can be difficult for many people but
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obese teenagers struggling to lose weight have a new surgical option. marianne favro shows us how the procedure has made all the difference to a high school senior in san jose who's lost 153 pounds. >> reporter: megan akasha is embracing biking. just a year ago she could barely make it a while. megan used to weigh 333 pounds. she struggled with weight since she was 5. >> since kindergarten i had been teased about my weight. >> reporter: despite dozens of diets and exercising she couldn't shed the pounds. instead, she was gaining lots of health problems, including diabetes, sleep annie yeah joint pain. >> i was taking seven medicines a day. >> reporter: how did she shrink from size 26 to size 4? she underwent gastroectomy to shrink her stomach one-third its
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original size. it was performed at children's hospital, the first on the west coast to offer the procedure to morbidly obese teens. >> the surgery will restrict the amount of food you can eat. that will give you hopefully that push in order to change your behavior. >> reporter: results are not guaranteed. megan must stick to a low-calorie diet. if she eats too much her stomach could expand and she could gain back the weight. to qualify megan had to go through a six-month screening program with a doctor, child psychologist and dietician. she had to meet physical requirements. body mass index should be more than 35. that's the number we use. and have other diseases like hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, really bad headaches. >> reporter: megan has lost 153 pounds. she'll graduate from west mont high next month half the size she was when she started. no longer battling diabetes or joint pain, she's off all her medications and the teeasing ha
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stopped. i have more energy and that's awesome. >> reporter: for the first time she's looking forward to long bike rides and a long life. marianne favro, nbc bay area news. hewlett-packard is expected to announce massive layoffs this week after it reveals quarterly earnings. the silicon valley tech company is fighting to stay relevant and ceo meg whitman is reportedly planning company-wide restructuring, including those major layoffs. up to 30,000 hp employees could be fired. the layoffs would represent close to 10% of the company's workforce. >> achange to the work week forecast. >> a change we're seeing outside now. san francisco shrouded by low clouds, mist. that's on the way for your morning commute tomorrow. you'll be more surprised by cooler changes in the forecast as we go ghhe workek weweek. a look at that when we come back. .
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it was absolutely gorgeous
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out there today. but things are going to change a little bit coming up. >> we had pretty good timing. bay to breakers today, sunshine and warm temperatures and mostly clear for the solar eclipse even though the fog came back on the coast. everything changing up right now around the bay area. fog spilling over san francisco. 54 degrees. still 60 in san jose. tonight's temperatures as marine air surges inland probably not going to get too chilly. wind direction here west at 60 through san francisco, punching inland toward fairfield, reaching the alta mont pass. cooler marine air inland leads to cooler temperatures. let me show you san francisco. it's disappearing right now. it got more low clouds spilling in. a weather system drop until later tomorrow morning into the afternoon. there may be enough lift to low clouds to get us mist or drizzle in a few spots come tomorrow morning. as we look at the satellite view, you can see low clouds in san francisco. we have high cloud here dropping in across the north bay. this system probably for the
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most part is not going to bring us anything in the way of rain other than mist and drizzle for the coast. what it's going to do is keep onshore winds going through the day tomorrow so you can see the clouds breaking up a little bit for the afternoon, then filling in again. this time tomorrow night we'll see the low clouds and light showers there on the northern sonoma county coastline tomorrow night, light rain or heavy drizzle at times. northwest winds will continue and temperatures running a lot cooler tomorrow. mid to upper 80s around the bay area today. tomorrow morning 50s ask 60s, not too chilly. as we head through lunchtime, numbers still warm toward the tri-valley. numbers around the inner bay, mainly 60s. even the santa clara valley cooling down away from 80s today. tomorrow, you're looking at upper 70s around san jose. and briefly some near 80 degrees around pleasanton, livermore. temperatures cool down through the week. windy conditions at times. tuesday into wednesday, blustery northwest winds.
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hilltop areas may see some gusts close to 40-mile-per-hours. that will be on wednesday. then the next time frame to watch will be friday into saturday as a cold weather system for this time of year drops in over northern california. we could see showers over the sierra. what we'll definitely get is cooler air. highs in the 60s friday. some good news i think for the golden gate bridge 75th anniversary sunday, high pressure should build back in, we should start warming up for the second half of the weekend.
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the olympic torch has arrived in the uk, a sign the summer games are drawing near. 8,000 people will carry the flame 8,000 miles to just about every corner of the uk and back again before the opening ceremony. there are only 67 days left until the summer gapes here on nbc bay area.
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you can get complete information about the olympics on our website at nbcbayarea.com. a historic navy battleship that was spaced to sail or be towed under the golden gate bridge today stayed put. believe it or not the delay is blamed on weather. it was clear throughout the bay today but experts say the conditions on the ocean between here and southern california were too rough for for the ship. officials are looking for a safe win to begin the three to four-day trip. the "uss iowa" was restored in richmond. it's expected to become a floating museum in los angeles. thanks for watching. "the chris matthews" show is next.
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