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the search is on for a uc berkeley student missing after a weekend in southern california. what friends are saying. plus a south bay battle between students and school leaders could make it all the way to the nation's highest court. and jetblue this morning, what the airline is saying, coming up. a live look outside at the bay bridge. it is monday, march the 30th and you are watching "today in the bay." and a good monday morning. it's 4:30. thank you for joining us. i'm sam brock. >> and i'm laura garcia-cannon. lots to get to on this monday.
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first say good morning to meteorologist christina loren. how was your weekend? >> it was great. thanks for asking. hopefully you had a good weekend as well. as we head throughout the day today temperatures pretty warm, not as warm as yesterday and tomorrow a sharp decrease in your numbers. as we get into the end of the week tracking showers for easter week, we'll have more coming up in moments. for now here's mike and your drive. >> looking toward fremont, 880, live shot here. the close-up by the truck scales through the area, also reported a crash by chp, they claim there's still activity on the roadways but i didn't see any problems or flashing lights on the shoulder from basically through newark and fremont toward milpitas was my drive so we have a smooth flow of traffi. we'll track that report. toward the south bay we see typical overnight road crews and the yellow is down to 60 miles per hour, not a problem but there are some construction spots around tully and 880/101
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interchange. the rest of the bay moves smoothly. back to you. jetblue getting things back on track after a system-wide outage caused ticketing problems. the issue prevented flyers from checking in online so lines built up at airports on the east coast including boston's logan international. no word yet on what caused the i.t. outage. it has been resolved and jetblue is recovering from delays. now to a developing story the family and friends of a missing uc berkeley student in southern california this morning trying to find him. 19-year-old eloy vazquez drove to los angeles, went to a frat party and wanted to check out the beach. when friends told him it was too far away, he left anyway and 2:00 in the morning he called saying he was lost. his family says he usually stays in close touch with them. >> responsible, athletic, on the
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soccer team, dedicated. he would be in contact with someone if it weren't in trouble. >> vazquez plays on cal's soccer team. cal's athletic department released a statement in part saying "our entire cal athletics family is concerned for eloi's safety and our first priority is to help in any way we can. ". a judge will set a preliminary hearing date for brock turner today, turner pleaded not guilty to charges he sexually assaulted an unconscious and intoxicated woman he met at an on-campus in january. judge ordered him to appear at every court appearance. the san jose police officer accused of raping a woman while on duty will be in court later today. jeffrey graves is going to be arraigned this afternoon. graves initially pleaded no contest to the charges but he changed his plea to not guilty
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earlier in the month. he's still in jail and on leave from the police department. in the south bay, a man is behind bars after going on a rampage with a machete. his sister says he may have wanted police to take his life. it happened in east bay near the tully near the exit to highway 101. the man could be seen waving the knife and reportedly smashed all the windows of a car. he then returned to his garage where he started lighting fires. police surrounded him and took him into custody around 4:00 yesterday afternoon. the man's sister says he needs psychiatric help. >> he doesn't need to be going to jail or being charged with this. he actually needs help, counseling, therapy, something. >> the suspect has not been identified, no one was hurt. 4:34 right now. the trial will begin today in a civil suit filed by the parents of audrey potts.
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the saratoga high school student committed suicide. the attackers served their time but the family thinks the punishment was not enough. it settled with the third person earlier in the year. the legal dispute dividing the family of the late robin williams will be heard in a san francisco courtroom y. back in december, williams' wife susan filed papers alleging some of his clothes and personal items had been removed from the couple's tiburon home. the children say susan williams deliberately blocked the independent trustees from conducting an inventory. in the meantime a bay area landmark is moving closer to being named for robin williams. "the chronicle" reports a proposal to rename the waldo tunnel as the robin williams tunnel, has cleared a state assembly committee and now goes to the appropriations committee, on its way to a full vote by the
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assembly. it is expected to clear both houses by the summer. the tunnel connects golden gate bridge traffic to marin county. the public is invited to a celebration this morning to honor the life of a martinez woman killed in the gravel truck accident recently. dump truck toppled over and crushed lindsay combs' car as she was trying to move. fund-raisers brought in more than $14,000 to pay for funeral expanpenses and fly family in f out of state. today's event will be held from 11:30 this morning until 5:00. the san francisco fire department wants you to know what to do to protect your home. today the department will hold a fire prevention tutorial. there have been three massive fires in the mission district, two of them deadly. today's tutorial begins at 1:00 at 870 bush street between taylor and mason streets in san francisco. we could find out if a local
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debate over the american flag and wearing it will be heard by the u.s. supreme court. five years ago the assistant principal at live oak high school banned students from wearing shirts with american flags on cinco de mayo. the school was trying to prevent fights from breaking out. students who wore the shirts were sent home. as a result families filed a free speech lawsuit subsequently dismissed in lower courts. supreme court justices could announce their decision to review the case as soon as today. 4:37, new this morning a pair of strong earthquakes struck off the south pacific nation of tonga. magnitude of 6.4, followed by a magnitude 6.8 quake. no reports of injuries or damage. so far no tsunami warnings have been issued. earlier a powerful 7.5 quake rattled papua new guinea. no ones ahurt there. a banner weekend, lots of
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heat to be had, people soaking that in. can we squeeze out one more day? we they can in with meteorologist christina loren. >> take the clicker, sam, you already know the forecast. 52 degrees to kick off your monday in san jose, 49 degrees in livermore and i appreciate the fact you pay such close attention. for today, mild conditions will persist, getting into this afternoon, let me take you through your day part forecast as you break for lunch, great air quality out there, temps in the mid-60s just about everywhere. 72 for the tri valley and 67 degrees on the east shore. by 4:00 p.m. we'll hit highs that are really comfortable, once again higher than usual, average temperature this is time of year range in the mid-60s. we'll be at 71 degrees for today in the east bay, 70 for the peninsula and right at 9 degrees, just a degree shy of 80 in the south bay. one more warm day today as we get into tomorrow, light drizzle possible as we wake up and meet back here and we have a much
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cooler pattern for you midweek, the big weather story, though, a big weekend, easter weekend and on sunday we might actually see some light shower activity. stick around. i'll show you your futurecast and give you the time for tomorrow and sunday coming up in my next report. first good morning, hopefully you had a good weekend, mike. >> i did president not as big as some parts of the south bay. big old event in the south bay but right now san jose traffic northbound 101, that's typical number of cars on our shot. looking at the southbound side you barely see any traffic. this is 101 at 680, the arrow shows you a good stretch of sensors turning yellow for the last five minutes, we have seen a slower move just starting to move better. it was down to 59 anyway, construction by hillier but not a problem of the lanes over the bay shore freeway. smooth drive through the dublin interchange and tiny build out of the altamont. as we move our map out here
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looking at the we nips laside, pacifica, san mateo, a smooth flow of traffic into and out of the city on that side, east bay, an easy drive toward the bay bridge as well. we'll move the map up north of the bay bridge a smooth flow of traffic as well and a live look at san rafael shows you a smooth, easy, clear drive right now, a few cars going southbound through the curves atter er it linda and no problems at the golden gate bridge. back to you. oh! >> oh my! >> you feel the energy. that's the sight of nearly 77,000 screaming fans at wrestlemania 31. levi's stadium filled to capacity setting a new attendance record and those tickets were not cheap either. some went for as much as $10,000. >> that helped make it the highest grossing event ever for wwe. raked in more than $12.5 million. fans say it was well worth it. >> great, the camaraderie,
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everyone around us like one big happy family. you got to see some old characters, new characters, rising, a departure, everything was great. >> this is a dream come true coming across america for the first time and watching my dream, wrestlemania. >> organizers say wrestlemania 31 brought in more than $100 million into the local economy. >> for $10,000 i wonder if you get a wig, custom outfit in there as well. east bay native dwayne johnson aka "the rock" to wrestling fans, former governor arnold schwarzenegger posed with the rocks as well as mma fighter rhonda rowsy. >> a lot of rowdy crowds out there. 4:41 right now. a spoonful of medicine goes down, right? we'll tell you why doctors want parents to put down the spoons. plus apple's ceo tim cook taking on indiana's controversial religious freedom act. and a scary scene in fresno,
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a firefighter falls through the roof while battling flames. we'll tell you how he's doing next.
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s. very good monday morning to you. apple's ceo tim cook is taking a stand against indiana's religious freedom law that could allow businesses to turn away gay and lesbian customers in the name of religious free tom. in an op-ed in "the washington post" cook calls indiana's new law as well as one in arkansas discrimination. he says america's businesses have long recognized discrimination as bad for business and states should, too. in the op-ed cook says "that's why on behalf of apple i'm standing up to oppose this new wave of legislation wherever it emerges emerges." sales force in indiana, the governor is willing to clarify the wording of the law but not
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changing it. lawmakers say the act is aimed at protecting people's relimbious frrelimb io religious freedoms. >> we are -- >> arkansas! >> hundreds gathered to protest the conscious protection bill that prevents the government from intruding on religious practices. much like indiana's law it allows for discrimination against gays and lesbians. arkansas's governor says he will sign it into law if it makes it to his desk. sam? >> 4:46 right now. the markets are looking to rebound after a tough week last week. landon dowdy joining us live at cnbc world headquarters this morning with a look at how futures are trading and hopefully getting us started on the right foot. good morning, landon. >> that's right, sam, good morning to you. futures are pointing to a higher open this morning. stocks rallied late friday breaking a four-day losing streak but the markets posted their biggest weekly loss since the end of january.
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the dow rising 34 points friday to 17712. ford is bringing back the lincoln continental after retiring the brand 13 years ago. the automaker will show off a prototype of the luxury sedan today ahead of the new york auto show which begins this weekend. the new continental will hit dealer showrooms next year and ford aims to triple global sales. sam, over to you. >> a sleek ride there as well. thank you very much, landon. >> could use one of those especially on a monday morning cruising into a new work week. >> something to pick things up a little bit. let's check in with meteorologist christina loren for a boost of energy. >> good morning to you, as you're enjoying coffee temperatures are mild out there. it will be a lovely day especially by the water and then everything changes for tomorrow, got a sharp turn in your weather pattern. 52 degrees to kick off the new day in san jose, we're in the 40s meanwhile in livermore. clear start, the sup will rise at 6:59 this morning and it will be nice in the city and at the
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coast, temperatures upper 60s to low 70s, that heat will persist inland you might have to use your ac for one more day before the numbers cool off significantly. by 7:30 tonight when the sun sets, the fog will return and onshore flow for us means cooler temperatures, we'll keep that fog machine going all week long as a result of an area of low pressure. it will bring in light shower activity by tomorrow morning, likely tracking that on the radar for you, take you into your easter sunday, and it does look like late easter sunday, after about 7:00 p.m. into monday, we get a better chance for showers, some rich moisture expected to pass over the bay area, and for us, we need it so desperately. that will continue just about all week long next week so we need the rain and it looks like it's coming in. here's where we're headed temperature wise, tuesday, 69 degrees, down from 79 today in san jose. we'll be at 68 by wednesday, and then those numbers level off for thursday into friday before
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dropping again, getting into that weekend. you know what? it's spring break for a lot of kids around the bay area. you want to get away, we'll give you the california forecast coming up in my next report. back to you, sam and laura. >> we'll look forward to it, thank you very much. 4:49 right now. investigators hope they can talk to the parents of the co-pilot who crashed the germanwings plane into the french alps last week. so far investigators are keeping their distance from his parents mostly out of decency but they want to question them to get a possible motive. last week, we learned he was hiding an illness from his bosses, most likely depression. he and 149 others died in the crash. the crash led australia to implement tighter rules in the cockpit, at least two people will now be required in the cockpit for all commercial flights carrying more than 50 passengers. that rule takes effect immediately. united states implemented a similar requirement shortly after the september 11th
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attacks. defense attorneys may start presenting their case as soon as today in the boston bombing trial. prosecutors nearly set to rest their case in the capital murder trial against dzhokhar tsarnaev. the defense strategy will likely be designed to spare him the death penalty while placing the blame on his brother who died in the police shoot-out. the pair placed bombs at the finish line, killing three and wounding more than 250 people. firefighter fell through the roof in fresno and a huge fireball erupted. the firefighter survived but has a long road to recovery. he suffers second and third-degree burns to nearly 75% of his body. d.c. lawmakers heading to wisconsin today for a field hearing on prescription drug abuse at one veteran's hospital. that hospital is located in toma, wisconsin. the clinic made headlines when a whistle-blower reported high dose pain prescriptions for
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veterans. several are under investigation. the inspector-general of the va is accused of trying to cover up the entire affair. the country's leading pediatricians are outlining new guidelines for parents giving their kids medicine. the american academy of pediatrics wants medicines measured in metric units not spoonfuls because spoons come in different sizes and even a small error can be toxic for babies and toddlers. the guidelines mean parents and pediatricians need to switch, some still describing medicines in spoonfuls. some of the biggest music festivals in the country are the latest to ban the selfie. >> organizers of coachella and lollapalooza in chicago are telling fans leave those camera mount sticks at home for the concert. you may remember the metropolitan museum of art and
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the smithsonian banned the selfie sticks. >> ever used one? >> can't is ai have. >> how empty we must feel. the giants roster starting to take shape. who is in and who is headed back to the minors. >> our view over the bay by the oakland arena. 880 moves smoothly. i'm flustered, there's a report of a big one at the dublin interchange. i'll sort out the details and give you the update coming up. . o. he keeps getting bills from hospitals he's never been to. >> $40,000 to $50,000 that i know of. >> tuesday a new kind of medical crime. >> my life is being held hostage. >> one that could cost you much more than money. >> i could die because i'm getting the wrong blood type.
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ready to play some ball? we are about a week away from the start of the season. the giants roster is also starting to take shape. the team decided to go with hector sanchez to back up buster posey, sending young protect andrew sousak back to the minors and also juan perez who played a key part in the post season run and pitcher hunter strickland. two more players must be cut before the roster is finalized. a win saturday night over milwaukee cemented the golden state warriors seed in the western conference and the warriors next goal? best record in the nba. a south bay 10-year-old trying to break a world record in the 10k. >> elliott daniels the same boy
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who set a world record in a half marathon in oakland, he was 20  seconds short firnishing in just over 39 minutes. despite the miss, elliott offered a positive message after the race. >> feeling good. feeling good. i'm glad i did it. it was fun, a fun day, although i didn't get the record, i'm glad i did it. i love running, and i love exercise. >> oh my gosh, like a little man. >> check out those glasses. the previous record was actually set by elliott's cousin 30 years ago. he is going to try again in may, so some family pride on the line there. >> good for him. wow, so close, too. it's 4:56 right now. i heard mike talking about something going on possibly in dublin? >> yes, over by the dublin interchange. good morning. we'll take you out to our dublin camera over facing now the dublin b.a.r.t. station over on the left side, you can make out a little overhang in the center divide and on the right as you
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make your way to the darty off-ramp and 580, you see the automall signs as well. we're looking at traffic fully stopped for a few seconds now, flashi flashing lights just to the very left of the screen. we have this crash right around darty and that's blocked four out of your six lanes at the interchange. chp says don't worry, we'll get that cleared quickly and all of the folks coming out, the rest of your bay typical following the dublin interchange. the bay bridge toll plaza thankfully has no drama. >> thank you, mike. rapper jay-z taking on the likes of pandora. details next. a weekend shooting at the gates of a bay area high school. what investigators are telling us, next.
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right now it's 5:00 an intense search under way this morning for a cal freshman missing in southern california. plus a story that's making national news, the latest on the local debate over the american flag. >> good monday morning to you. i'm meteorologist christina
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loren, one more warm day, a few records possible, then tomorrow, everything changes, much cooler temperatures, chance for showers, your forecast in just moments. over my shoulder, here's the dublin b.a.r.t. station and the big problem, a crash involving a big rig. we'll give you the latest at the dublin interchange. we had four of the six lanes blocked. >> a live look outside right now, mike, downtown san jose, it is monday, march the 30th, and you are watching "today in the bay." and a good monday morning. thank you very much for joining us. i'm sam brock. >> and i'm laura garcia-cannon. the family of a 19-year-old berkeley student is desperate to get him home safely. he disappeared after leaving a frat party near usc saturday night and hasn't been seen since. >> "today in the bay's" stephanie chuang is joining us live at cal where elois have questions played soccer. the family is

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