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this is a live look at the beautiful bay bridge this morning. it is wednesday, may 4. good morning, i'm kenny choi. >> i'm michelle griego. happening today in san francisco, politicians and medical professionals are putting marijuana in the spotlight. kpix 5's anne makovec is live in san francisco, where they will announce a big step in the push to legalize recreational pot in california reporter: this is a launch we are going to hear a lot about between now and november. it is a new campaign in favor of the adult use of marijuana act. supporters are gathering here on post street at the commonwealth club later on this afternoon to officially announce that they have gathered more than enough signatures to get that measure on the ballot this november.
it would allow anyone 21 and older to possess, transport and use up to an ounce of marijuana for recreation and could grow up to 6 plants. retail sales would be taxed 15%. >> we look forward to taking resources out of the underground illicit economy and putting them to work creating jobs and tax revenue and improving public safety. >> reporter: if california voters approve this measure, we would join colorado, washington, alaska and oregon in legalizing recreational pot. lieutenant governor gavin newsom will be here. representatives from law enforcement, doctors and the naacp. live in san francisco, anne makovec, kpix 5. >> anne, a similar measure was rejected by voters in 2010. so what might be different this time around? >> reporter: well, i think the fact that other states have implemented similar laws and it's worked out fine for them,
relatively speaking, so that's sort of been an example that california voters seem like they might be willing to follow. in fact, the latest poll by the california public policy institute shows that 55% of california voters would be in support of this measure. new this morning, two teen girls from the bay area have been arrested for allegedly paying tabs with counterfeit cash. an 18-year-old was arrested on sunday accused of using a fake 20 at a restaurant. police say that she and a friend ran to their cars as a employee checked out the cash. hours later officers say they caught laws and a teen from oakland trying to pay with a fake 20 at a different business. police say one of the girls had stowed away all of the counterfeit cash totaling hundreds of dollars. mosquito season is back and vector control experts are restarting anti-mosquito fogging programs to curb the spread of west nile virus. contra costa county has trucks
fogging areas now in martinez. that's expected to continue until 6 a.m. the county says it's a precaution. so far the virus hasn't been detected in the area. but humans can develop west nile virus through just one bite from an infected mosquito. before leaving your driveway, you'll want to hear this. the troubled takata company is extending their airbag recall. kpix 5 reporter kiet do is live outside a local car dealership. kiet, just how big a recall are we talking about? >> reporter: yeah. later today we're expecting the feds to announce that the recall will more than double in size pushing the total to 63 million cars. that's 25% of cars on the road. this is happening because of a separate investigation by honda and a group of 10 different automakers. takata had tried to blame the faulty airbags on the carmakers while manipulates its own test data hiding results that shows it was propellant that's inside
the bag ammonium nitrate. when it's moist it explodes sending metal into the cabin. so far 11 people are have died worldwide including a high school senior who crashed a car going just 15 miles an hour. investigators say a faulty inflater caused that airbag to explode. >> almost like a shotgun blast penetrating that airbag and just unfortunately this piece struck her in the neck causing her death. sad, tragic. >> reporter: now, complicating the recall, a part shortage forcing customers to ask for loners or drive around knowing that they have a potentially dangerous airbag inside. takata has a fix to put a drying agent inside called a dessicant. takata has until 2019 to prove it works. kiet do, kpix 5. >> what if that dessicant that you just talked about is faulty as well? >> reporter: well, then they have to boost that recall and we are hearing that the numbers could reach up to 100 million
cars affected by this recall. >> thank you. it is 5:04. let's check traffic and weather. roberta, you're sniffling. i feel so bad for you. >> coughing season. >> i haven't had a really bad allergy problem this season until the last week and i know exactly what it is. it's the grasses. yeah. as soon as i start getting on my bike, it gets laden on your bodden. i want to try something today though. my pharmacist is recommending a spoon of local honey a day will ward off the allergies. i'm ready to try anything at this point point. >> give my daughter that. >> i'm i'm heading to livermore today. so be mindful of that in the tri-valley today. we are hoping to get some rain in here. that will settle down the pollen count. our live hi-def doppler radar picking up a little bit of light precipitation off the coast. it would be advisable to carry the umbrella in case. but of in we do see anything -- but if we do see anything it will be minimal. overcast, temperatures 54 in
san francisco, 57 in san jose. this is it. it's a very slow-moving area of low pressure draped across the state of california. you can see the precip coming from the south lifting to the north. a little bit muggy but it will be cooler. 58 degrees in pacifica. 65 in oakland. up to about 74, 75 degrees for our outside number of our inland areas. mother's day, i have been approached by people on the street, everybody wants the forecast. that's coming up later. and let's start off with a look at conditions on 580. if you are traveling at least on the outbound side of 680 connecting to the dublin interchange, 15 minutes through there. it's east of there where we see the backups. that's where the delays begin as you work your way westbound coming away from tracy on 205/580 connector there. it gets better past greenville. 680 no problems just yet. 28 minutes is your drive time south 680 from 580 down to 101.
elsewhere, taking a look at the eastshore freeway, so far, so good. no delays as you work your way out of richmond. clear through berkeley all the way towards the bay bridge where traffic is still pretty light heading towards the toll plaza with no delays heading into san francisco. we'll check the south bay next. back to you. >> all right, gianna, thank you. following campaign 2016. this morning only two republican presidential candidates are left standing after ted cruz bowed out last night. it seems that trump will be the republican nominee. governor john kasich says not so fast. reporter hena daniels has the latest. >> reporter: donald trump is turning his sights to hillary clinton and the general election, something he made clear moments after his big victory in indiana last night. >> she will not be a great president. she will not be a good president. she is be a poor president. >> reporter: trump's likely nomination became even more apparent following ted cruz's exit from the race. >> we gave it everything we had.
>> no. >> but the voters chose another path. >> reporter: despite trailing trump by nearly 900 delegates, john kasich remains defiant. after upsetting hillary clinton in indiana, democrat bernie sanders is also refusing to back down. >> i will the strongest candidate to prevent trump from becoming president. >> reporter: brushing off indiana, the former secretary of state sought to fundraise off a november matchup with trump. she tweeted her supporters last night saying, chip in now if you agree we can't let him become president! hena daniels, cbs news. >> hillary clinton now has 92% of the delegates needed to win the democratic nomination. the vice chair of the california republican party says that despite some of trump's remarks, he has a good shot of leading the party to victory in november. >> i think donald trump could very well crush hillary clinton in november. as a republican and he is the nominee of our party, i would be very happy to see that.
>> she also says that trump is helping to scoop up bernie sanders's supporters should sanders be knocked out of the race. the next primary contests are in nebraska and west virginia on tuesday. california will hold its primary on june 7. a proposal to lower the voting age in san francisco appears to be heading for the november ballot. supervisor john avalos is behind the proposed charter amendment. it would allow 16- and 17-year- olds to vote only in local san francisco races and measures. the "san francisco chronicle" states the proposal has the support of enough supervisors to qualify for the november ballot. the board is expected to vote on the issue next week. governor brown has to decide today whether to sign off on tough new tobacco restrictions. there are currently six bills on the governor's desk related to the tobacco use. one of the proposals would raise the legal age in the state from 18 to 21. the governor has not indicated whether he will sign those bills. time now 5:09. dead whale sightings on the
rise. along the santa cruz coast, what marine experts believe could be causing it. >> and an adorable tribute to prince. mean the newborn alpaca named purple rain next. >> from the kpix 5 weather center, good morning, everybody. okay, carry the umbrella to be safe. but realistically i'll tell you which day you really should expect the rain. >> and if you are headed to work early this morning, an easy drive. details coming right up. ,,,,,,
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look at the city's water cr. the state president obama is set to visit flint, michigan today to get a close-up look at the city's water crisis. the state of michigan decided to save money two years ago by switching flint's water supply from leak huron to the flint river. but because the water wasn't properly treated lead began leaking into the city's water supply. the president will also meet with an 8-year-old girl whose letter helped inspire him to visit flint. florida governor rick scott is wrapping up a trip to california in an attempt to convince companies to move jobs to his state. his visits this week include san jose and san francisco. scott's current attempt to lure employers focuses on the minimum wage, specifically california's plan to raise it to $15 an hour by 2022. >> this is my second trip here. i did this a little over a year ago and we have had very good
response. >> scott would not say whether he has convinced any companies to move to florida. we're entering gray whale migration season along the coast and already the waters have been active. unfortunately, it means hunting season for killer whales. we have a report. >> reporter: just a few weeks ago diane witnessed a pod of killer whales attacking a gray whale calf on a whale watch tour. >> the killer whale kept separating the calf from the mom. >> reporter: a dead whale can be spotted floating along santa cruz this time a humpback. >> just looking, you know, through the camera and seeing there wasn't too much damage to it, it looks kind of bloated. >> reporter: authorities don't know what caused the whale to die but it could be an orca something that's very common this time of year. >> the migration to the north usually starts in february and continues all the way until july. >> reporter: however, more killer whales in the monterey bay means more dead whales and other marine mammals. >> there might be a few more
than normal or they may be staying around longer than in the past. in santa cruz authorities have to determine the cause of the death first and decide whether to dispose it or bring it out to sea. >> we try to bury it or cart it off order if we can get it offshore, we'll do that. >> reporter: if left in the water experts say it could attract sharks and other predators. but even that isn't a concern for some. >> it's a consideration. but not enough to be a deterrent, especially if the waves are good. >> that whale is the second dead whale to wash ashore this year. it is 5:15 right now. let's check traffic. it's pretty calm out there. >> if you have to get to work early this morning you're in luck. no problems on the freeways right now. in fact, let's get a look at the eastshore freeway if you are commuting westbound. traffic is very light. coming away from hercules, highway 84, clocking in nice speeds into berkeley to the bay bridge where traffic is good.
no metering lights just yet. and maybe some extra volume there. but moving pretty nicely out of oakland into san francisco. that early-morning roadwork we had on the upper and lower decks of the bay bridge have been cleared. they occurred about 15 minutes ago. let's go flying over highway 4 this morning where we're seeing some slight delays through antioch if you connect off 160. you will see brake lights into pittsburg but traffic moving at nice speeds on that westbound side. your drive time from hillcrest to 242 right about 8 minutes. if you are cutting over to 680, southbound from the benicia bridge to highway 24, about 10 men's this morning. over to the south bay, a quick look at san jose as promised. northbound 101 haven't seen any problems, so far, so good out of san jose if you are commuting all the way into the peninsula. 280, guadalupe parkway, also in the green which means you have some nice drive times commuting out of the south bay this morning. let go live right now and get a look at conditions along highway 24. westbound, near st. stevens in orinda, we're seeing more cars on the road but so far traffic
is light no delays as you work your way towards 580. and again 580 towards the bay bridge quiet. that's a look at your morning drive. we have a chance of rain. roberta has the radar. that's why we fired up our live hi-def doppler radar. when you see green on the screen, that means you need that umbrella. we also are picking up a little bit of ground clutter just south of i-5 and around the santa cruz mountains backing in throughout monterey bay but if you look to the north just due east of highway 101, there's a bona fide rain cell right there. if you want to be safe, carry that umbrella today. a slate of gray as you step on out and get the kid ready for school, as well. temperatures are mild into the 50s. the winds have been pretty slight expect in some areas like oakland picking up wind to 7,winds at 9 miles per hour at sfo. 18 miles per hour in fairfield. these winds will blow west and southwest today 10 to 15 miles per hour. boy, it felt muggy yesterday, right? same again today but cooler temperatures. lots of clouds, a few sunny
breaks, a light scattered shower certainly possible. this area of low pressure is cut off from the front. and you see that it's draped across the state of california from los angeles all the way up to the california-oregon border. so this low is now departing from. initial front. so the front is going to stay close to us for the next several days and the low will kick in friday and saturday. our futurecast illustrates that we have some, wow, chances of rain showers right there in the inverness area by lunch hour and then it plays tag with the bay area but it's very minimal, not anything measurable at all. 79 at the state capital today. 63 mostly cloudy skies in monterey bay. thunderstorms in the high sierra through yosemite. sun-up at 6:10. today our numbers are coming down. pretty seasonal still. 50s, 60s at the coast. 60s around the bay up to 70 across the peninsula. same across the santa clara valley. 60s to mid-70s east of the bay. 69 in santa rosa. pollen, i don't care what they say!
it's supposed to be on the medium side? i am suffering today! i know mine is because of the grass count. that continues to be on the medium side. but raising by the weekend. here's your forecast. you will notice a daily chance of showers through saturday. a chance of an isolated thunderstorm. it's very disorganized as far as this area of low pressure is concerned. mother's day will be sunnier and brighter and slightly warmer and, yeah, we're heading to the giants game, right, michelle? >> it's going to be fun. >> but today is baseball in the sun. i believe it's dollar dog day, too. we have manaea on the mound for the good guys. >> you're going to the game and didn't invite me? >> you're not a mom. >> it's not your day. >> i have a wife. i can celebrate mother's day too at the giants game. >> then take your wife. >> i have to get some tickets. [ laughter ] >> roberta has the hook-up. [ laughter ] for many of us it's hard to grasp that prince is gone. that's why one texas woman
decided that his spirit could live on in her newborn alpaca. [ chuckling ] of all things. behold! this is purple rain. the four-day old alpaca isn't the only animal with a creative name at sweet songs alpaca farm. she likes to play with her sisters white lightning and cocoa-mo. can you name the artists? >> uhm -- >> beach boys. >> there you go. >> george jones, i believe the other one. >> don't put me on the spot like that. >> sorry. >> the owner says when prince died there was only one name that would be right when a new animal joined the family. >> this little girl was born, i thought, what a great tribute to prince that would be especially as pretty as she is. >> purple rain will live at sweet songs farm for at least another six months as she continues to grow. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
good morning, everybody. the blazers looked like a completely different team at oracle last night than the one that got whacked against the warriors on sunday. but then came the 4th quarter. i tell you what, klay thompson had 37 points in game one. cold much of the first half last night. oakland's damian lillard on fire 3rd quarter, 17 of portland's 28 points.
he shot from deep to beat the buzzer. 11-point portland lead at that point. klay hits when it matters. he knocked in down from the corner to tie the game at 91 in the 4th quarter. and later, he nails it from the wing, joint is jumping, warriors on top 94-93. thompson had 27 to go with five threes. and they played defense. festus ezeli exciting! he turns back mason plumlee in the paint. ezeli had eight points, six rebounds to go with the block. warriors 110-99. ezeli didn't even play in game one. >> he stayed ready. i'm really proud of him because he hasn't played much lately and in the houston series, he didn't really get much of a flow going when he was out there. so this was a good response. >> earlier today, after shootaround i walked through the weight room doing cardio, he ready tonight, big fella.
we gonna need you tonight. he showed up. >> the president's mascot clearly sick of the black cat stuff. scoreless predators and sharks. paddy marlo with the 1-0 lead. nashville ties it at one in the second. go ahead on shea weber as slapshot that goes into. the predators beat the sharks 4- 1 but san jose still has a 2-1 series lead. baseball real quickly. the a's lose next door here at the coliseum. the giants are winners, they go for the sweep today. the warriors series now shifts to portland. at oracle, i'm dennis o'donnell, kpix 5. back to the nba for our play of the day. miami at toronto. the raptors' kyle lowry former villanova wildcat, launching a half court shot that went in and forced the game into overtime. good luck didn't last as the
heat won, 102-96. it is 5:25 right now. the road to the white house is looking a lot different this morning. our political analyst sits down to talk about where things are headed. next. >> reporter: and has the time for legalizing pot in california finally come? that's the question voters will be asked this november. we'll talk about the big announcement expected today next. ,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
history is about to more than double in size. >> our live hi-def doppler s&p in search of rain. we'll tell you where the best chance are today. >> no accidents or incidents. the bad news metering lights on at the bay bridge. details coming up. >> good morning. happening today in san francisco, gavin newsom and medical professionals are putting marijuana in the spotlight. kpix 5's anne makovec on the push that they will announce to get pot legalized here in california. anne. >> reporter: yeah. we'll see if this ballot measure does better than the one in 2010, which california voters shot down deciding not to legalize marijuana for recreational use. but this campaign is going to be launched today. it is a brand-new one called the adult use of marijuana act. governor newsom is going to be here with a broad coalition
from doctors to law enforcement, even the naacp supporters going to be officially announcing that they gathered 600,000 signatures for this measure. that's more than enough to get it on the ballot this november. it would allow 21 or older to possess, transport up to an ounce of marijuana for recreational use and grow up to 6 plants. retail sales would then be taxed 15%. >> i mean, if you take a look at the general cost of federal cannabis prohibition over the years, you're talking about billions and billions and billions and billions of dollars. >> now, if california voters approve this measure, we would join colorado, washington, alaska and oregon in legalizing recreational pot. and a study by the public policy institute of california says that right now california voters, 55% of them would vote in favor of this measure. that's for the election on november 8. live in san francisco, anne makevoc, kpix 5. to politics now. donald trump is now considered
the republican party's presumptive nominee for president. his closest challenger ted cruz suspended his campaign after a poor showing in indiana. joining us now is kpix 5 political analyst melissa caen. we were talking about how surprising that move was. it was a bit surprising even though he lost in indiana. >> he so quickly dropped out. he was projected to win some of the elections in places like south dakota and montana so the fact that he got headline trump wins, ted cruz is out of the race, um, was surprising for a lot of us. there's already some -- some twittering going on saying that maybe ted cruz dropped out so early so he could get in there and maybe launch a third party or independent run. we'll see in fact coming days. >> so what happens with the cruz delegates that he has so far? >> they always say i'm suspending my campaign. he was careful to say he is not quitting. ted cruz has about almost 600 delegates. what it means to suspend your campaign is that you don't have
to release your delegates. so he will go into the convention in cleveland with these bound delegates that have already been awarded to him. now, the point of that is because if the party wants to show party unity they would love to have a unanimous delegate vote for the trump candidacy so there will be pressure on cruz to release them at the convention. at that point, he can negotiate either a plum speaking spot at the convention or some influence over the party platform. he could use those delegates to his advantage and that's why they never, ever give them up when they actually quit their campaigns. >> old on to them. >> exactly -- hold on to them. >> exactly. >> so with trump the nominee what does that mean for the other races? >> right. so for other folks who are running as republicans in this election in june, it's going to be very interesting. for republicans who live in the majority republican districts, they will enjoy the support that trump supporters provide. they are very vigorous about donald trump. they show up to vote for him. so some of those candidates are
going to be excited that there's going to be a big republican turnout. for republicans running in swing districts or majority- minority districts it will be tougher. they will have to be today and going forward scrambling to figure out strategy for getting reelect when you have a number of voters coming out. we are going to associate you with donald trump. >> shifting to the other side on the democratic side, bernie sanders says that he will stay in it until the end. how do you think this will play out with hillary clinton and sanders? >> it's going to be tough because clinton has already sort of abandoned [ chuckling ] -- abandoned the race. she is in ohio today which has already had their presidential primary. that's clearly a move to the general election. for bernie sanders, look, there's going to be a lot of pressure on him to get out of this race. right now, donald trump has all the time in the world to attack hillary clinton. and she is expected to sort of fight a two-front war now between sanders and trump. a lot of people will say, you know what, sanders, you don't have a path to victory. you have to get out and let
hillary clinton focus on donald trum to go head to head with him. >> he says he is in it until the end. >> he may not listen to anyone telling him to get out. it will be a big challenge for the clinton campaign to fight both fronts. >> thank you, melissa. time now 5:35. let's check weather. possible rain in the forecast? >> from today all the way through saturday. and it's a really unique situation where we have this cutoff low where the center of the core of the center of the area of low pressure is cut off from the front and it will be in california for the next several days. good morning, this is our live hi-def doppler. and when you see the green on the screen, you generally need an up but a lot of this is virga where the rain is actually evaporating before it hits the ground. mill valley looks like a light shower is trying to penetrate that particular area. darker green is light rain
showers. this lighter green is virga. the golden gate bridge, let's key in on that with our live weather camera. it shows that the pavement is dry at this time. grab the umbrella to be safe. temperatures now are in the 50s. we have highs today in the 50s and 60s, some low 70s. more on your local forecast coming up. let's check the roads. traffic is moving okay in some spots. that includes the nimitz freeway. here's a live look at conditions northbound not seeing any troubles just yet near the coliseum. southbound you will see extra volume and things bog down a bit towards 238. later on don't forget marinette at the coliseum take on the -- mariners at the coliseum taking on the a's, a day game. extra busy on 880. use mass transit if you plan to head to the game this afternoon. right now though again traffic on the nimitz looks good. if you are heading south of there towards the san mateo bridge, we are starting to see again some slow conditions. 238 to 84, now 12 minutes for
your drive time. and the bridge itself the san mateo bridge not seeing any troubles. you're clear all the way into foster city. drivers listen up. the massive takata airbag recall is about to get bigger. kpix 5 reporter kiet do is live outside a local honda dealership and kiet, it started out with just honda but know it could affect 25% of cars. >> reporter: yeah. absolutely. honda was one of the key reasons why this news is happening today. they were getting blamed for a lot of the airbag explosions and so they conducted their own investigation and found that the airbags themselves were to blame. so now according to the "new york times," the company based in japan called takata is now set to recall an additional 35 million air bag increasing it to 1 in four vehicles in america. moisture is seeping into the airbags causing them to explode unexpectedly. for years, takata had denied the airbags were the problem by hiding test results and manipulating data and blamed the car makers but honda's investigation along with 10
other carmakers found otherwise. so far 11 people have died worldwide including 17-year-old huma who got into a fender- bender at 15 miles an hour. it sent a shard of metal towards her neck. >> she was able to take her seatbelt off exit the vehicle, and then she collapsed. >> death was instant? >> yes. >> reporter: and so if you haven't gotten a recall notice yet, you may soon get one. once you do, the headaches don't stop there. there is a part shortage that is delaying the repairs nationwide. we are live in santa clara, kiet do, kpix 5. at city hall a group of hunger strikers wanted to talk police shootings with chief suhr and when he didn't show up, things got tense. [ chanting ] >> we're told that chief suhr was absent because of security concerns but all that yelling happened a few hours after the demonstrators were stood up by mayor lee yesterday.
they had marched to city hall to have a meeting on "their terms." mayor lee's staff said he was in the bayview. >> each day we don't eat is another day they don't kill somebody. >> the hunger strikers haven't eaten for two weeks now and the protestors say they won't take a bite until chief suhr is fired. former 49er dana stubblefield is breaking his silence. with lawyers at his side, stubblefield addressed a room of reporters yesterday. a disabled woman claims stubblefield raped her after a babysitting interview last year. stubblefield says their encounter was consensual and she is only after his money. lawyers presented evidence at the news conference including text messages between the two. >> but i am not a perfect man. however, the allegations against me coming a year after a con -- con -- consensual encounter with another woman are all totally false. >> stubblefield's lawyers also
argued that the woman is not disabled. >> johnson and johnson is shelling out $55 million to a woman who says the company's baby powder caused her ovarian cancer. jill wagner of cbsmoneywatch.com has that story and more. >> reporter: good morning. we just got some numbers on jobs. hiring slowed down in april. payroll processor adp says private employers added 156,000 jobs. it's the weakest gain in three years. we'll learn more on friday when the government releases its jobs report. investors on wall street are looking overseas and there's new concern about economic growth in europe sparking a sell-off this week. yesterday the dow was down 140. the nasdaq was down 54. a st. louis jury has ordered johnson & johnson to pay $55 million to a woman who claims that the talc in the company's baby powder caused her ovarian cancer. this is the second big verdict against the company in recent
months. there are more than 1,000 similar cases pending. gas prices are inching back up but americans are still thinking big when it comes to cars. fiat chrysler had its best april it more than a decade led by the sale of rams and pickups. jim beam, company officials say the spirit is an international symbol of kentucky's heritage. >> jill, beyonce's new lemonade album is topping the charts but now she is thinking watermelon. what's next? kumquat? explain this. >> reporter: that's right. [ laughter ] >> reporter: from lemonade to watermelons, beyonce's investing now in a startup company that makes cold pressed watermelon juice. the company's founder says that beyonce is really aligned with their core values especially their commitment to empowerment and you know what, if beyonce is buying it, it will do well.
the company posted this pho old navy isn't backing down after getting flak for a new ad featuring an interracial family. the company posted this photo for a promotional sale. one person tweeted, the photo was absolutely disgusting! calling it propaganda. and another man said he will never go into an old navy again. but others say they like it. >> if you fall in love with someone of a different color it shouldn't matter what color they are. it's the heart that matters. >> others posted photos of their own families with the
hashtag, love wins. the post also included a message from senator john mccain's son, jack mccain is married to a black woman and he wrote, to the people upset about the old navy scandal of a picture of a mixed race marriage, eat it. end quote. the george lucas museum won't be in a galaxy far, far away. it could be right here in the bay area. george lucas and his wife have pulled out of plans to build their museum in chicago which least a very real possibility of it coming to oakland. the plans in the windy city fell through after a parks group sued challenging the site of the museum. chicago mayor rahm emanuel made it clear he doesn't want it to come to california. >> i think it would be a very sad day for the city if in fact we saw this museum in los angeles or san francisco rather than where it belongs. >> oakland mayor libby schaaf said that she will be thrilled about the project possibly coming to oakland. mcdonald's is taking the eating local trend to heart by
creating a new menu item using gilroy garlic. mcdonald's is testing made-to- order fries using a mix of gilroy garlic, parsley and parmesan. right now you can get them at four bay area mcdonald's, three in san jose and one in santa clara. and so far, locals are loving the gilroy garlic fries. >> i think it's great for our area. it brings in a lot of people. it's new, tasty and why not? i love it. i don't have to go to gilroy to go get them now. i can get them here in my own backyard. >> they're so good. if all goes well, mcdonald's plans to roll out the gilroy garlic fries to 250 locations in the bay area in august. >> looks good right about now. >> yes. it's may 4 and may the fourth be with you. it is national "star wars" day. the fourth be with you is already populating social media. one of the first mentions of the date came in 1979 from an unlikely source newly elected british prime minister margaret thacher.
since then, "star wars" day has reached the far galaxies and far corners of our galaxy. [ laughter ] >> to celebrate in the bay area, danville is a few hours from their "star wars" day kickoff. it includes a downtown scavenger hunt at 10:30, jedi lessons from 4 to 6:00 and a special screening of "the force awakens" at 8 p.m. at the local theater. who do you think would win in a lightsaber fight, kenny or i? >> you. you're so competitive. >> i'm going to put my money on you, kenny. >> just to keep it fair. >> way shorter. >> i'm shorter. >> i'm bigger, right? >> let's find out. [ laughter ] >> in commercial, we will. >> my money is on this one right here. >> we'll post the video on facebook. >> she'll bite his ankle! [ laughter ] might be a little scrappy. [ laughter ] all right. let jump to the roadways right now. may the fourth be with you at the bay bridge because look at this backup. the metering lights are on and
slow-and-go conditions as you work your way in and out of the maze this morning. so give yourself some extra time carquinez bridge to the maze 21 minutes on the east shore freeway. westbound 580 taking a hit, as well. so business as usual there. the good news no accidents or stalls in and around the bay bridge and once you get past the metering lights it's better working your way across the upper deck into san francisco. brake lights out of tracy this morning. westbound 580/205 connector slow there right around that spot, 16 miles per hour. it will stay slow until you get over the hill towards north flynn then a break. we aren't seeing too many troubles toward 680. extra volume though but traffic still moving at nice speeds through there. and if you are connecting over to 680, you might see some brake lights out of pleasanton and then stop-and-go into sunol grade on the southbound side. towards sfo via 101, eight minutes for the drive time from 92 to 380 on that northbound side. the peninsula has been quiet so far no delays all the way into
san francisco. 280 looks good as well and no delays right now on 92 itself. let's get a look at the conditions on 680. you can see our drive times only 32 minutes from 580 to 101. but again, you have to squeeze through a few brake lights as you work your way southbound through pleasanton. speaking of brake lights, we are starting to see a few pop up on highway 4 westbound, seeing delays through antioch and again as you work your way into pittsburg this morning. so expect about a 10 to 11- minute ride to go on the westbound side of highway 4 traveling between hillcrest and 242. and then you will see some brake lights connecting from 24 to 680 head -- 242 to 680 heading into walnut creek. we have some light rain just off the coast of san francisco right now. kind of hard to tell if it's virga or actual precipitation. we are going to zoom in and take a good look. where you see the lighter shades of green according to our hi-def doppler radar, that's generally virga where
the rain evaporates before it hits the ground. darker green is light rain or a shower, drizzle. it looks like it's heading right towards the golden gate bridge. this is the mount vaca area. beautiful scene. we have several different layers of clouds low clouds trying to sweep in from the coast then we have the mid- and high-level clouds all associated with an area of low pressure that promises to bring at least a chance of rain in the forecast daily through saturday. we're pretty mild in the 50s right now. the winds are under 10 for the most part. 9-mile-per-hour winds at sfo. a little bit on the breezy side in fairfield at 18. these winds will continue toboro out of the west and southwest to 15 miles per hour. so we'll keep a light shower in the forecast for today. a little cooler. warming trend begins on mother's day. all right. this is really interesting. look at this right now. this is a front and it's not going anywhere quickly because we have the cutoff low offshore. now, the bottom line is the front is going to bring us that chance of showers today and tomorrow and then this cutoff low pulls in on thursday night to friday and we'll keep the
chance of rain into the forecast through saturday. here's your futurecast for today this "hump day" we have some light showers offshore inverness about lunchtime in and out of the cloud a few sunny breaks, a lot of unstable air mass as well and some breezes. keep the umbrella handy for the next couple of days. thunderstorms through you can. we have two minutes of additional daylight today. but not seeing much of it with the cloud cover, 50s and 60s. there's your pollen report for today. it's medium. and your extended forecast calls for the dry weather pattern on mother's day. make it a great day. time now 5:51. union bank customers wake up to a surprise, no money in their accounts. what we know this morning about the problem at the bank. ,, ,,
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♪ i got the discounts that you need ♪ ♪ safe driver ♪ accident-free ♪ everybody put your flaps in the air for me ♪ zero. for much of yesterday, customers did no a big haasle for customers of union bank in san francisco. their account balance were zero for yesterday. customers didn't have access to the accounts. the problem affected online transactions and atms and debit cards are frozen. >> it was kind of upsetting to us that we didn't get a phone call or an email from them saying that they were having issues. and worse yet, if we had been like at safeway or something else, we wouldn't have been able to pay for anything
because our accounts were at zero. >> a statement from union bank reads, during a routine back office update we experienced an unanticipated delay in overnight processing that affected various systems. the end could be near for a uc-berkeley program that offers free health and social services. the berkeley ucsf joint medical program trains physicians for three years before they begin clinical rotations at uc-san francisco. now the program could lose its $600,000 subsidy for the school of public health. uc-berkeley is cutting costs in an effort to close a $150 million budget deficit. a new career builder survey shows that two in five working parents are the sole breadwinners for their families but the data also shows that working fathers are almost three times more likely to earn $50,000 or more. when it comes to spending time with children, mothers come out on top. bay area rents wouldn't seem so steep if you could
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californians should legalize recreational marijuana. some big names are throwing their support behind the push. anne makovec is live in san francisco. anne makovec reports. >> reporter: the adult use of marijuana act, today the campaign is officially going to be launched because this measure is going to be on the ballot in november. it would allow anyone to use ounce and grow up to 6 plants. retail sales would be taxed 15%. >> we look forward to taking resources out of the underground illicit economy and putting them to work creating jobs and tax revenue and improving public safety. >> reporter: if