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>> thank you very much. yes, excited about that. it is looking good. starting out similar to yesterday, some patchy fog along the coastline and inside the bay this afternoon. lots of sunshine most spots. 70s and 80s inland, 60s into san francisco. 50s and 60s coastside. we'll look at the weekend forecast in a moment. now traffic with elizabeth. >> everything looks great right now. typically it takes a while for things to get going on friday. for right now we are good to go across the bay area. things are heating up in the traffic department later on this evening. we'll tell you why, we have a traffic trifecta going on. back to you guys. >> traffic trifecta. looking forward to that. >> my producer gave me that. i didn't make it up but i thought it was pretty good. >> not bad. 5:00 right now. and the arrest of a man over his saggy pants at sfo has captured national attention. this morning, the naacp is getting involved. >> anne makovec is in san francisco with a protest planned a little later this
morning. anne, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. they are going to be speaking out here at this baptist church on mcallister street. now, the naacp says it does not like that whole baggy pants trend that a lot of african- americans and a lot of young men in general are sporting these days where the pants are hanging real low and you can see the underwear but it says in this case, the deshon marmon case, that the punishment doesn't fit the crime and is discrimination. 20-year-old marmon was a college football -- he is a college football player, rather. he was arrested last week after boarding a u.s. airways flight to new mexico and his pants were exposing his underwear. he was asked to pull them up, he refused, got off the plane, refused that and finally got off the plane. he was arrested for several charges including resisting arrest. then comes news that this guy, a 65-year-old phoenix man who wears women's bathing suits on
planes frequently is allowed to fly on u.s. airways flights looking like this. marmon's lawyer says he doesn't think that marmon's arrest was about clothing at all. >> it's racial because he was black and he had dredlocks and they jammed him. why would they have stopped him? no passenger complained about him. he was reverant, respectful,. >> reporter: u.s. airways says they don't have a formal dress code but that people cannot be inappropriately clothed. the police in this case that made the arrest say this was more about how marmon was acting after he was told to leave than what he was wearing. in fact, they didn't even charge him with indecent exposure. the naacp is taking this all a step further after they are speaking out here this morning at this baptist church. they are holding a public forum on sunday at jones methodist church on post street to talk about issues in the african- american community in general. we are going to be here this morning to hear what they have
to say at 10 a.m. >> thank you, anne makovec in san francisco. right now, police are investigating a deadly shooting in west oakland that brings the city's murder total to 52 this year alone. a man shot several times last night on 24th street near adeline street. police are staying tight-lipped about it. no information on possible suspects thus far. 5:03. protestors are gathering this morning just outside of san jose city hall hoping to secure seats for today's special city council session. they are upset they say about mayor reed's budget plan which calls for layoffs and cuts to city workers' pay as well as retirement benefits. at today's meeting, councilmembers will discuss current negotiations with unions. because negotiations are ongoing, the council will delay votes on fiscal reform ballot measures and were to declare a fiscal emergency. large crowds and big traffic problems are expected in san francisco for the 41st
annual gay pride weekend. events begin this afternoon including concerts, parties and exhibitions as well as the parade set for sunday morning. if you want more information, just go to our website, cbssf.com. same-sex marriage is prompting some very heated debate in new york's state capital. the state senate ended a marathon session last night without voting on several issues including a bill to legalize gay marriage. now, it did pass in the assembly but several amendments have been proposed since then to better protect religious groups from discrimination lawsuits. >> how about some good news? gas prices could be coming down just in time for the 4th of july weekend. it's all because of a surprise move by president obama to release millions of barrels of oil from our emergency reserves. kristy seifkin is in redwood city now to tell us how far those prices could drop. kristy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning.
people expect over holiday weekends for the prices to go up if anything so it's surprising to hear that the prices may drop and as you mentioned that's because yesterday, the obama administration announced that the international energy agency will release 6 million barrels of crude oil and what that means here in the bay area is a drop of gas prices 10 to 20 cents a gallon. now, the goal of releasing that crude soil twofold. the first is to -- crude oil is twofold. the first is to help struggling economies in the world. plus the response to opec two weeks ago that said it won't increase oil production despite rising demand. republicans criticize the announcement saying the reserves are supposed to be released during national security crises. and that the release could put a dent in our supply. analysts say the 60 million barrels is less than a day's global consumption and oil release is significant move, only two other times that we have done this right after
hurricane katrina in 2005 and then in 1990 and in 1991 after iraq invaded kuwait. here in the bay area, gas prices still on the higher side. oakland 3.85 a gallon, in san jose 3.86 a gallon, and in san francisco, 3.95 a gallon. so people will certainly look forward to saving money on gas to spend that money elsewhere. but despite this drop in gas prices, aaa expects about 1 million fewer travelers on the road for the holiday weekend. back to you. >> thank you. everyone trying to save a buck and perhaps staying home. kristy seifkin in redwood city, thank you. a big earthquake in alaska sent people scrambling for higher ground. the magnitude 7.2 quake off the aleutian islands struck just after 8:00 last night triggering a tsunami warning for part of the alaskan coast and sirens went off in dutch harbor. warning was cancelled last
night. there was never any tsunami threat for california or the west coast. as long as there are no more shark sightings, stinson beach in marin county will re- open to swimmers and surfers today. they say beach-goers will be allowed to go into deep water. that area has been closed since sunday afternoon when a coast guard helicopter spotted a great white shark off the coast. i don't know. i don't really think as hot as it could possibly be even if it hit the triple digits that i would go into the water. >> i know. how do they know where it went? that's my question, you know? a mile, further out? at any rate, stinson beach is open and apparently, it's going to be a nice little weather weekend, too. let's check with lawrence. >> are you getting in t water? >> great whites could keep me out of the water. the weather will be nice. cooler temperatures at the coastline of course. none of those real hot temperatures anymore as we see low clouds and fog at the coast. with the sea breeze numbers down at the beaches. right now 49 degrees in santa
rosa. you have patchy fog into san francisco at 52. 5 degrees in san jose and 52 in livermore. this afternoon, mostly sunny skies around the bay area especially inland, 70s and 80s in the valleys, you're looking at 60s and 70s around the bay. at the coast, temperatures will be in the 50s and 60s. so cool at the beaches. more on your weekend forecast coming up in a few minutes. let's check traffic with elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. there is not much of it which is a good thing if you have to get to work this morning. no big issues for much of the east bay. most of our sensors again still picking up top speeds. traffic moving well towards the bay bridge toll plaza. right now everything is fine. but we have a lot of stuff going on tonight. critical mass, transgender march at dolores park and an evening giants game at at&t park and they take on the indians. so yeah, a lot going on all weekend long in the city. 880 through oakland, so far, so
good as you pass the coliseum. there is still a little bit of ongoing roadwork in those northbound lanes of 880 from high street all the way towards embarcadero. but again, it's early. maybe a couple of lanes blocked but it's not causing any major delays as you head towards the macarthur maze. that is your traffic and weather. back to you. >> thank you. 5:09. it's a hotspot for accidents. the new solution to crackdown on speeding bicyclists on the golden gate bridge. >> plus, stop the bulldozers. the million-dollar project on a key commute road all coming to a halt. how frogs and snakes are getting in the way. this is painful. tens of thousands of bay area homeowners are about to find out their home is worth -- is worth less than they thought. why there is a silver lining. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
a stop to construction on a busy commute route. a judge tells caltrans put down the shovels and park the bulldozers. he ordered a stop to construction on a busy route. niles canyon road between fremont and sunol is only two lanes. caltrans was widening it until an alameda county judge stepped in. caltrans started planning this project more than a decade ago. but the suit that stopped it is less than a month ago. the alameda creek alliance is challenging the environmental impact report so work is stopped until the suit is resolved. >> what we found was the data that was supporting their proposal was flawed, seriously flawed. this canyon provides an environment for a lot of species of animals, the protected ones as well as others. >> he is talking about the a frog and snake two endangered species that live in the creek in niles canyon. 5:12 now.
the golden gate bridge officials will for introducing speed limits now for bicyclists on the bridge. they are looking to imposing a 15-mile-per-hour speed limit. there is another proposal to actually slow down cyclists to 5 miles per hour when passing pedestrians. right now there's no speed limit for the bikers. bridge officials say the worst accidents usually involve speeding cyclists. grand jury report is calling on the san jose unified school district to improve its fire safety. it comes after a massive fire at the trace elementary school. last year's fire destroyed the main building on the rose garden area campus. the grand jury noted a lack of automatic sprinklers in the building at trace. the report also cites inadequate alarm procedures, which may have led to the building being fully engulfed by the time the fire crews arrived. it is 5:13 now. google at the center of a federal investigation. why the search giant is accused of abusing its power.
>> i have seen people almost go to the bathroom in their pants in his presence. >> he allegedly killed people to leave stress. the new insight from one of whitey bulger's closest mob men. if you have to catch a plane today, we are cleared for take-off. sfo some partly cloudy skies, 66 degrees as we head in toward the afternoon. to the south, we are heading towards houston and yes indeed, we are looking at 94 degrees, the possibility of some thunderstorms there. so yeah, could get bumpy at times if you are flying in that direction. continuing on to atlanta, we are looking at the possibility of thunderstorms and 86 degrees. we'll have your local forecast coming up. ,, ,,
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double-a c-p is protesting the treatment of a black man saggy pants ab the san francisco naacp is protesting the treatment of a black man arrested after wearing saggy pants on a u.s. airways plan. they plan to speak out about alleged racial discrimination by the airline. gas prices are expected to drop by the 4th of july because of a release from our world oil reserve. 60million barrels will be released and sold to help struggling economies in the united states and other countries. and new evidence suggests osama bin laden had help from a
militant group close to pakistan's intelligence agency. the "new york times" says the evidence came from a cell phone that belonged to bin laden's trust the courier. >> good morning, bay area. patchy fog outside at the bay and the coast some of that sneaking into the valleys. but i think we are looking mostly clear there right now as we head toward the afternoon, lots of sunshine, sunny in the bay area, 70s and mid out -- mid-80s, cool at the coast with patchy fog. numbers outside now chilly into santa rosa start you out on friday. 48 degrees right now, 54 san jose, 53 redwood city. but we are looking good toward the afternoon hours. we are going to sneak in some sunshine. we have a weak trough that's driving into california, bringing in the cool sea breeze especially at the coast with a mix of sun and fog keeping temperatures down. at the beaches, 50s and 60s
here. you get inside the bay, though, comfortable 70s and even 70 in los gatos. east bay numbers up not 70s and also the 80s -- up into the 70s and also the 80s. 60s inside the bay. north bay into the 70s in most spots, although 60s at the coast. next couple of days, temperatures cool down. into sunday, warm things up on monday and sunday and then tuesday, guess what, yes, we have clouds even a slight chance of some showers. more on that in a few minutes. let's check traffic with elizabeth. >> things looking good now. let's go out towards 880 through oakland. these are all live traffic sensors up and down the nimitz from hayward towards the madoff. expect major delays along portions of highway 37, 121. we have the toyota save mart some kind of big race going on at infineon. hey, frank, do you know what the big vase? toyota 500? 350. thank you. >> say it with conviction.
>> i should have written it down. a race at infineon. expect delays for the weekend. lakeville highway also included in that. highway 4 so far, so good all the way through antioch if you are coming off the bridge, looks great. and you can see no delay past a street hillcrest where it bottlenecks later on in the commute. this is some ongoing roadwork. they are actually doing some striping in the area so westbound and eastbound 4 between san pablo avenue and 242, various lanes blocked from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. so expect delays there for much of the day. your bridges look good. san mateo bridge included in that. this is the commute direction westbound 92 about a 13-minute drive out of hayward. that is your traffic and weather. back to you. >> >> i'm glad you didn't ask me, elizabeth. >> i figured you wouldn't know. >> thank you. after 16 years on the run, mob boston james "whitey" bulger is expected to be sent
home to boston today. the u.s. attorneys office says he could be in court as early as this afternoon. he will face multiple charges including murder and extortion. bulger and his girlfriend were arrested in southern california yesterday after 16 years on the run. the fbi found 30 firearms and $800,000 in cash in the apartment. in 2006 one of bulger's lieutenants kevin weeks talked to "6 -- talked to "60 minutes." >> he stabbed people. he beat people with bats. he shot people, strangled people, run 'em over with cars. >> you said also that he liked killing. >> yeah. >> weeks said everyone was afraid of bulger. he also said killing was a kind of stress relief for the mob boss. it is 5:21 now. multiple investigations of google are now going on examining possible antitrust violations. the search giant has been
accused by competitors of favoring its own sites and services in its results and now the attorney general of california, ohio and new york have started investigations and the federal trade commission is looking into whether google abused its dominance in the realm of internet search engines. the wall street journal says the ftc will issue subpoenas within days. so far google is not commenting. 5:22. we were all rooting for them. >> especially me. watching last night. do or die game for the cal bears baseball team. they are playing in the college world series. we'll tell you how they fared coming up. ,,
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yesterday 8-1. cal finished tied for fifth in the national rankings. nice catch right there though. the kings best in more than 30 years and it comes in a season that started with the cal baseball program being on the chopping block. they were done before fundraising raised $9 million to put it back in the saddle. yesterday more than 25,000 people turned out all the way to omaha, nebraska to root on the bears. the most ever to watch cal play. i think their field might hold 1,000 people on a good day. >> the team they played against was really good. >> virginia was the top seed. they are supposed to win it all, although they have lost a game, but yeah they have two pitchers that are going to be pitching at the major league level in a couple of years. so cal went up against the very best, lost 4-1 and then 8-1. they beat texas a & m and like i said a couple of their guys have already left. the coach spent a lot of time trying to find schools for these kids and a lot of them said no, we are going to stick with you this last season and look what they did. >> i'm sure they will never
forget this season. >> i don't think anybody will. remarkable, a good story. people in north dakota racing to higher ground fleeing from major flooding. >> monthly rent is high in california, but why the governor won't have to pay a penny for his luxury loft in sacramento. and it's just a quiet church here behind me. but later on this morning, it is going to be the scene of some protests from the naacp. we'll explain coming up. good morning. it's i'm here at the arco in redwood city where gas prices have dropped over the last month and they are going to drop even more. i'll tell you when and by how much in a report coming up. ,,,,,,,,,, hey marcel, watch this!
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inland. 60s in oakland and san francisco. the weekend weather, will it stay nice and dry and warm? we'll talk about that coming up. right now let's check traffic with elizabeth. >> we'll go to the bay bridge toll plaza where so far, so good. it's been a busy week at the bay bridge toll plaza. right now you are good to go. no metering lights. we have a lot going on around san francisco later on this evening. so we'll tell you why it may be good to use mass transit. but in the meantime, back to you guys. >> okay, elizabeth. thanks. racial tensions flaring up over the arrest of a man for wearing baggy pants at sfo. >> anne makovec is in san francisco where the naacp is joining this protest this morning. good morning to you, anne. >> good morning. >> reporter: outside a baptist church on mcallister street which is a strange place to be talking about people's wardrobes on airplanes. but the naacp is taking this a step further alleging racism in case of 20-year-old deshon marmon. he is the college football player arrested last week after
boarding a u.s. airways flight to new mexico where saggy pants that exposed his underwear. a flight attendant and pilot asked him to pull them up. here's some cell phone video of part of the confrontation. you will hear marmon talking to the pilot. >> i didn't do nothing to nobody, sir. this yo aircraft but i done nothing to nobody. i ain't broke no laws, i ain't t nobody. if i ain't touched nobody, i didn't break no laws they don't need to be here. i know my rights. >> marmon did finally end up getting off the plane after all the other passengers were ordered off, as well. he was arrested for several charges including resisting arrest. then comes news that this guy, a 65-year-old phoenix man who wears women's bathing suits on planes frequently is allowed to fly locking like this. marmon's lawyer says he doesn't think that marmon's arrest was about clothing at all.
>> i think that the airline maybe has a marketing strategy towards drag queens and against young african-americans. >> reporter: u.s. airways says it has no formal dress code just that passengers can't be inappropriately clothed. we'll hear a lot for from the naacp later on this morning here in san francisco. grace and frank? >> anne, we all know just how powerful the naacp is. how much stronger does this make his case? >> reporter: it depends. i know that marmon right now is just busy trying to depend the charges that already stand against him. his mother has been considering bringing some sort of suit of discrimination against the airline in this case but she says right now her main priority as well is to just get things back to normal. she says this is really affected her -- this has really affected her family. >> anne makovec in san francisco, thank you. police are investigating a deadly shooting in west oakland and that brings the city's
murder total to 52 this year. the man was shot several times last night on 24th street near adeline. police though staying tight- lipped about possible suspects. san francisco is bracing for large crowds as its 41st annual gay pride weekend is about to kick off. events scheduled to start this afternoon include concerts, parties, exhibitions as well as a big parade that's set for sunday morning. more information is available at our website, cbssf.com. and the battle over gay marriage is heating up in new york. the state senate ended a marathon session last night without voting on a bill to legalize same-sex marriage. it passed in the assembly but several amendments have been proposed since then to better protect religious groups from discrimination suits. president obama says debates like this are what democracy is
all about. i believe that gay couples deserve the same legal rights as every other couple in this country. [ applause ] >> the president says marriage issues have traditionally been decided by the states. he is personally against same- sex marriage. he supports civil unions. protestors are camping out this morning outside of san jose city hall. and they are determined they say to secure seats for today's special session of the city council. and here's why. they say they are upset about mayor reed's budget plan which calls for layoffs and cuts to city workers' pay and retirement benefits. at today's meeting, councilmembers will discuss current negotiations with unions. because the negotiation are ongoing, the council will likely delay votes on fiscal reform ballot measures and whether to declare a fiscal emergency. have we mentioned it's friday? >> it's friday? >> really. >> we are excited about it.
big weekend ahead. and weather-wise, what have we got cooking? >> it is friday and we are looking very good outside and we have patchy fog out there right now. but should be a fantastic afternoon and the weekend is looking good too. high pressure moving out of the way but still we have temperatures in the 40s and 50s. patchy fog at the coast and inside the bay. by the afternoon those numbers popping up very nicely again 70s and 80s many spots inland. 60s and 70s sunny skies inside the bay. 50s and 60s coastside with maybe just a couple of lingering patches of fog along the san mateo county coastline. the weekend nice and dry but after that could get interesting. storm clouds gather come tuesday and could we really see some showers? we are going to take a closer look at that. right now let's check traffic with elizabeth. >> we'll talk traffic. traffic looks okay right now except for this one little bump in the rose and it's dealing with ace train number one. apparently there are signal issues for ace train number
one, 7 minutes behind schedule. 7 minutes late looks like they just left vasco. everything else including bart is on time. your marin county ride looks okay through mill valley all those headlights southbound traffic on 101. top speeds all the way through the waldo grade towards the golden gate bridge. picture-perfect this morning. that is your traffic. back to you. >> thank you. we are talking about gas prices here. you have an suv. >> you do, too. >> i do, too. welcome news. imagine a 50-cent drop in gas prices all coming before the 4th of july. >> we could see it and it's because of a surprise move by president obama. kristy seifkin is in redwood city. just tell us, we're excited about this, how low could these prices go? >> reporter: , you know, the estimates are conservative at this point. we are looking at 10 to 20 is what most analysts have said 10 to 20 cents but the possibility of dropping even lower and this is pretty much unexpected news
especially for a holiday weekend, people expecting gas prices through the ceiling. this will be much welcome so 10 to 20 cents a gallon is what we're looking at. the goal of this initiative is twofold. the first piece of it is clearly they are trying to help u.s. and european economies. and then additionally this is in response to opec who just two weeks ago refused to increase the supply of oil despite more of a demand for it. so many republicans have responded to this. these oil supplies are only supposed to be released during times of national crisis and they are concerned that it will put a dent in the backup supply. but analysts have said that the 60 million barrels that are going to be released are only about a day's global supply so it actually is insignificant. the release is actually significant though in the sense that they have only released oil two other times since 1974 when the organization was founded iea and that was first
in 2005 after hurricane katrina and then earlier in 1990 and 1991 when iraq invaded kuwait. gas prices in the bay area are still on the higher side. here at the arco it's only 3.63, but it's on average higher elsewhere. we are looking in oakland at 3.85 a gallon, san jose 3.86 a gallon, san francisco at 3.95 a gallon. so people will certainly look forward to that relief. but despite the drop in gas prices, triple-a expects people will stay off the roads for the holiday weekend. they are expecting a million fewer travelers on the roads this holiday. back to you. >> sure beats four bucks a gallon. we'll take it. thank you, kristy seifkin live in redwood city. a grand jury report is calling on the san jose unified school district to improve its fire safety. this comes after a massive fire last year at trace elementary school. it destroyed the main building
on the rose garden area campus. the grand jury report noted that there was a lack of automatic sprinklers in the building at trace. the report also cites inadequate alarm procedures which may have led to the building being fully engulfed by the time for a crews arrived there. coming up, his rent is three grand a month but governor brown isn't spending a dime. coming up, who is footing his monthly bill? >> plus, nascar speeds into the bay area today. how fans will be treated to a glimpse of race history. ,, ,,,,,,,,
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it's expected to crest over the weekend. 10,000 people have already left their homes behind. i have to tell you, lawrence, mother nature has had quit a year, hasn't she? >> it has been very, very active and, of course, we have seen a pretty active spring. we may not be done with the rainfall just yet, folks. more on that in just a moment. today, though, the good news is we have just got some patchy fog outside so far and it looks like that is starting to break up a bit. and by the afternoon, we are looking at some mostly sunny skies. but yeah, patchy fog into the bay right now. sunshine and some warm temperatures by the afternoon, 70s and 80s. 60s every 60s and 70s inside the bay and at the coast and sunshine and couple of clouds, temperatures in the 50s and 60s at the coast. cool in santa rosa now at 48 to start out your friday. 54 in san jose. 52 in livermore. and 54 degrees and partly cloudy skies with that patchy fog in san francisco. still, we have the trough that has moved in along the west coast that will usher in cool air and get the sea breeze at the coastline so no heat wave to speak of. sunshine and fog to start out
the day but more sunshine toward the afternoon. i think that's where we are looking for the weekend too as we'll start out with night and morning low clouds and fog giving way to plenty of sunshine in most spots by the afternoon. today expect a high of 77 degrees santa clara, about 75 in fremont, 74 in palo alto. and 72 in san mateo. east bay numbers up into the 80s inland. 84 brentwood, 81 livermore, 68 alameda, north bay 70s and low 80s well inland. 60s at the immediate coastline. and the weekend is looking fantastic. some fog early on giving way to plenty of sunshine by the afternoon just some of that patchy fog continuing toward the coastline. but as we head in toward next week the clouds move in and you know what? some of the computer models suggest, yeah, we may not be done with the rain just yet. maybe a chance of showers as we head in toward tuesday. wouldn't that be something, elizabeth? >> that's dang computer models. >> trash 'em!
>> do we trust them? yeah, trash them, that's a good option, too. we have a traffic trifecta. a lot going on this evening in and around san francisco. we have been saying mass transit by the be a good option. what have we got going on later this evening? three things. critical mass kicks off over by justin herman plaza 6:00 tonight which is always fun so trying to get around that in your car, so we have also got the transgender march at 6:30 p.m. and then we have a giants game 579:15 over by at&t park. so three major things going on. mass transit, bart remains on time, ace train number one dealing with slight delays five- to ten-minute delays dealing with signal issues so watch out for that. otherwise muni caltrain everything else is on time. to the roads and everything is quiet for right now at the bay bridge toll plaza. nice and light heading into san francisco. they should turn the metering lights on another half hour or so from now so for right now though things moving well into the city. lower deck may still be some roadwork heading into oakland.
various lanes blocked until 6:00. not causing any big delays though because obviously traffic is still nice and light, it's still early. the san mateo bridge looks great here, as well. the right side of your screen is the commute direction of westbound 92, about 13 minutes still out of hayward if you are heading toward foster city and the peninsula, no major issues in the south bay. giants against the indians at 7:15 tonight. that's your traffic and weather. back to you. >> thank you. let's get a check of today's top stories. the san francisco chapter of the naacp is staging a protest today claiming racial bias in a recent arrest of a black man who wore saggy pants on a u.s. airways plane at sfo. gas prices are likely to come down by the 4th of july weekend. some good news there. this after president obama decided to release millions of barrels of crude oil from emergency reserves. and negotiations in
washington over the nation's debt have stalled. talks broke down between lawmakers and the vice president last night. they are hoping to reduce the deficit and raise the nation's debt ceiling. 5:47 now. there is new evidence that osama bin laden had some help from people close to pakistan's intelligence agency. the "new york times" says the evidence comes from a cell phone recovered in the raid that ended in the al qaeda leader's death. the phone belonged to bin laden's trusted courier, who also died in the raid. the times say the phone contained contacts to a militant group that's a long- time asset of the pakistani intelligence agency. in boston, mob boss james "whitey" bulger could be back on the east coast by this afternoon to face multiple charges including murder and extortion. bulger and his girlfriend were arrested in southern california on wednesday after 16 years on the run. the fbi found 30 firearms, $800,000 in cash in their rent
controlled apartment. several years ago one of his lieutenants kevin weeks talked to "60 minutes" and called the mob king a violent cold-blooded killer. >> he stabbed people. he beat people with bats. he shot people, strangled people, run 'em over with cars. >> you said also that he liked killing. >> yeah. >> weeks said everyone was afraid of bulger. he also said killing was kind of a stress relief for the mob boss. google is now in the crosshairs of both state and federal investigators. the search giant has been accused by competitors of favoring its own sites and services in its results. now the attorneys general of california, ohio and new york have started investigations. and the federal trade commission is looking into whether google abuses its dominance in the realm of internet search engines the "wall street journal" says the ftc will issue subpoenas within days but so far, google not commenting. california's governor is getting some help paying his
rent. since there is no official governor's residence in sacramento, jerry brown and his wife are renting a $3,000 a month apartment near the state capital. the "los angeles times" reports that a group of private donors is giving money to cover the cost. the names of the donors are expected to be revealed next year. 5:49 now. new changes today for a bay area airport. why passengers are going to have an easier time getting around. >> they are. and they survived the chopping block to get to the college world series out in omaha. do or i do game last night. are the bears still in it? we'll tell you coming up. . [ male announcer ] act mouthwash restores enamel and makes teeth up to 2 times stronger.
from financing a solar project for the milpitas school district to funding the institute at golden gate. because when you're giving, lending, and investing in more communities across the country, more opportunities happen. road widening project. the work on the two-lane road linking fremont to sunol l a lawsuit file a judge ordered caltrans to stop work on the niles canyon road widening project
links fremont to sunol. it's on hold right now until a lawsuit is resolved. the alameda creek alliance says the project has already destroyed over 100 trees and damaged the trout habitat there. the caltrans has planning to widen the road for a decade. they say it's needed to boost safety in the area. parking should be much easier starting today at san jose's international airport. two new lots opening up putting 1500 more parking spaces within an easy walk to the brand-new terminal b. parking situation has been a source of frustration for flyers during the airport's massive renovation project. parking will be gradually adjusted over the next couple of days so have patience. and pay close attention to the signs flying out this weekend. >> swimmers and surfers can did into the water off -- can go into the water off stinson beach today. the deep water area at the marin county beach has been closed since sunday afternoon, when a coast guard helicopter
spotted a great white shark just off the coast. it's a big weekend foreauto racing fans -- for auto racing fans at infineon raceway in sonoma. qualifying events set for today with a big race taking place on sunday. other events include legends in sonoma honoring nascar hall of famers bobby allison and richard petty. if you have the need for speed, head to marin county. >> there you go. sonoma. 5:53. you probably heard this. cal baseball's run in the college world series is over. >> it is. sadly the bears eliminated yesterday when they lost to the top seed virginia 8-1. cal finished tied for fifth in the national rankings. nice catch there. the team's best in more than 30 years. it comes in a season that as we all know started cal's baseball team was on the chopping block. fundraising efforts saved it. the team rallied big time this year. yesterday more than 25,000
people turned out in omaha, nebraska to watch cal play. it's the most ever to watch them play. >> it's been a year that really has taught them and myself a whole lot about team spirit. >> a lot of people say -- we'll remember it for a while. >> the up and down year, the coach says, will help the players become better professionals in all walks of life. >> but go bears. number 5 in the country not bad when you consider the team was all done. >> they had all these comeback victories. two or three of the guys left for other schools and the coach was trying to find them other places to play. so they stuck it out and it
paid off. >> definitely a good feel good story of the year. great season. >> they could have got another win, it would have been better. [ laughter ] >> weather is a good story. >> dogs it feel good? >> it feels -- >> does it feel good? >> it feels good. lots of sunshine in most spots, temperatures in the 70s and 80s. 50s and 60s at the coastline. plenty of sunshine after night and morning low clouds and fog. hey, how about that save mart 350? the weather is looking great if you want to get out there. sunshine plenty of it and you have those cars that will just be humming around the track out there. hey. you know all about that traffic stuff, don't you? if you a nascar fan? >> i am but i can't be out there this weekend. >> i lived in north carolina for three years and never went to a nascar race. >> what? >> i regret it. >> you're probably the only person. >> i know. i got go back and visit. let's go outside. here's live look at the bay
bridge toll plaza. looks great for right now. really no major traffic trouble spots out there including a live look at the golden gate bridge. fine in both directions. to the south bay we'll get a check here, as well. those headlights, that is northbound traffic on 280 coming out of downtown san jose. and just a quick trip making your way towards highway 85 and cupertino. that's your traffic. back to you. >> rolling along here. >> we are. >> thank you. >> it's nearly 6:00 and it's friday. time now is 5:56. we are getting close. next half hour it's called popcorn brain. how spending a little too much time on the internet can change the way you think. >> plus, it could be lights out on the 4th of july. the looming deadline to put on a show in the east bay. and i'm here outside of a baptist church in san francisco. not the place that you would think we would be talking about wardrobes on airplanes, but indeed we are and it's involving the naacp. we'll explain coming up next.
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call or come in and talk with us today. allegations, from the n-double-a-c-p. imagine gas... 50 cents cheaper! it may soon happen. the emergency move, behind it. ng. it's frid a passenger's arrest for saggy pants has become a racial issue. the new allegations of the naacp. and imagine this. gas 50 cents cheaper? it may soon happen. the emergency move behind it. >> good morning, it's friday, june 24. i'm frank mallicoat. >> just hearing that makes me smile. >> we said that a lot today. >> i'm grace lee. time for a check of traffic and weather as we approach the weekend. >> lawrence has nothing but good news. >> i was imagining it was friday on monday! but here we finally r we have some great weather-- here we finally are. we have some great weather with patchy fog to start with. by the rn