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carlos. anne makovec shows us the damage. >> reporter: burglars smashed their way through the gun shop on el camino real this morning. bill works next door. >> i was told a vehicle, a truck drove in to the gun shop and took many, many guns. >> reporter: investigating officers won't say how many but from the looks of the smashed gun cases now sitting in a truck bed outside, the burglars had their way with the inventory. >> there was more scary people out there with guns that shouldn't have them. >> reporter: officers this morning canvassed neighboring businesses hoping to find some sort of surveillance video of that crime. those business owners we spoke with had nothing worthwhile. >> working on only movement and there wasn't any. >> reporter: as the sheriff's office and the atf try to find the culprits, the owner is trying to secure his business the best he can. >> if somebody would have the
gall to do that, drive a vehicle in to a window, that's a little nerve-wracking. >> all you can do is protect yourself the best you can. >> reporter: in san carlos, anne makovec, kpix 5. he was just appointed to the job but san francisco's new acting police chief already has new plans to turn the department around. new at 6:00, he told joe vazquez it all starts with separating the good cops from the bad cops. >> the chief met with community members in the western edition this afternoon and insisted there will be change. >> reporter: three days after he was appointed san francisco's new acting police chief, tony chaplain went to church. third baptist church for a meeting with the naacp. >> need to do more to respect all lives. >> reporter: he faced questions from the community and promised he would work hard for reform. >> there's a lot of officers out there that are wanting to do the good work.
we're talking about the small minorities out there doing the things they've got no business doing. we're going to isolate and identify. those are the ones we want to send to commission with recommendation that they be separated from the police department. >> reporter: mayor ed lee appointed chaplain thursday to the post of acting chief after another officer involved shooting. this time an sfpd sergeant shot an unarmed 29-year-old african american woman as she was driving aggressively in a stolen car. there's disagreement in this crowd over whether chief greg suhr should have saved, but there's also resolve that a new regime could pick up where he left off. he said he can't elaborate too much on reforms that are in the work. i asked him about a report that san francisco police might no longer investigate shootings where their own officers fired the shots. >> well, we're exploring a lot of alternatives and we've got things working. i'm not at liberty to speak of it right now but we're looking at alternatives to our officer involved shootings or oiss to make sure that the public understands it's clear,
transparent, and they don't think anything is being covered up. >> he's the acting chief right now, the mayor says there's going to be a nationwide search. tony chaplain told reporters he's not sure if he wants to be part of the process. many members of the community said they really hope he'll be the chief for quite a while. reporting live, joe vazquez, kpix 5. the use of force by san francisco police will also be front and center at a justice summit later this week. it's being hosted by the public defender who's been highly critical of the department. he told us last week's deadly shooting in the bayview was the last straw. >> i think this shooting is endemic with what's wrong of the police department, that we have a police department out of control. >> wednesday's event will include a paneled discussion on whether police should be equipped with tasers. a 5-year-old boy died after he was trapped in his burning
home in vallejo. the fire erupted at the home on stella street before 10:00 this morning. john ramos shows us family, neighbors, and firefighters did everything they could to try to save the little boy but it wasn't enough. >> reporter: at about 10 a.m., neighbors in this working class neighborhood in vallejo saw smoke billowing out of a house on stella street. >> that's when all the flames came. that's when i got to the backyard and the windows started busting and everything. >> reporter: jalisa weiss shot this video as they battled the blaze as the firefighters were arriving. the effort became more frantic because of what the members of the house were saying. >> there said there was a 5-year-old in there. >> the fire department was met by many neighbors trying to assist in getting the one victim out who was found in a back bedroom. >> reporter: the fire department confirmed one death and late this afternoon identified the victim as the
5-year-old boy. the family members who escaped, said to be the boy's mother and teenaged brother, were hospitalized with burns. >> must hit the neighborhood pretty hard to hear. >> it does. i have a 5-year-old. >> reporter: well after the fire was out, the yellow tape stayed up, looking very much like a crime scene. police and fire investigators were here to investigate whether this fire was really an accident at all. meanwhile, the neighbors who fought to save a child's life were left stunned. >> it makes me want to go home and love on my kids more, be more understanding and just show them more love. because tomorrow is not promised to anyone. >> reporter: in vallejo, john ramos, kpix 5. >> the boy's mother suffered second and third degree burns. several neighbors were cut by broken glass as they tried to fight the fire. in the south bay a popular bakery burned to the ground. devin fehely shows us the damage. >> reporter: the only thing to spread faster than the flames
was news on information that dick's bakery, beloved family business for more than a half century, had caught fire overnight. >> it was billowing smoke. the flames were coming mostly through the backdoors. >> reporter: john lives next door to the bakery and watched firefighters heroically battle the blaze to a stand still, largely preventing it from spreading to neighboring businesses which still suffered smoke and water damage. >> i know most of the people that work here, and i really feel bad for them. dothey relocate or find new jobs? it's really tough now. >> reporter: from the outside the damage to the bakery was not immediately apparent. just step inside and it was impossible to ignore. the flames blackened the walls and left the display cases with the store's signature pastry still inside stained with soot. >> i was hoping it wouldn't be as bad as it was but it was pretty bad and i started crying. >> reporter: her husband's family has owned the bakery for three generations. famous for its burnt almond cake, dick's bakery has been the beating heart of the shopping center since it first opened in
1957. fire investigators say it could take a few days to determine what sparked the fire. although there's no evidence it was intentionally set. concerned customers period inside the burnt out shell of the bakery while its owners were already eyeing a future when the smoke had cleared and they were back in business. >> we want to rebuild. so i love this place. i want to keep it going. it's important. >> reporter: in san jose, devin fehely, kpix 5. a man was missing for weeks then found murdered. now his ex-girlfriend is behind bars. the san mateo county sheriff's swat team raided a home. the father of two was found dead in sonoma county earlier this month. neighbors say he saw green at the home several times. >> when we drove by we'd see this guy and we didn't know he
was connected to the woman who lived here. we saw his picture on burlingame avenue. >> the sheriff's department has not linked him to the murder but records show she's been booked on homicide charges. a woman in her 60s took on a couple home invaders in palo alto and won. she told police she heard a crashing sound at her day late thursday afternoon. she found herself face to face with the robbers who had just kicked their way in. when she started yelling they took off and are on the loose tonight. a rude awakening for a lot of people in san francisco. why this vintage helicopter was hovering overhead. >> all the rock stars were out. we had an orca, fin whales. >> it's a whale of a time to be a marine researcher in the bay area. we'll take you onboard a special ship conducting serious science at sea. >> a new uc study is raising
chopper woke a lot of peopl in so much for sleeping in on a sunday. this vintage chopper woke up a lot of people in san francisco this morning along the waterfront. as it flew low and slow over the embarcadero. its mission, to deliver a generator to the roof of the building. takes a lot to surprise a scientist, but a group that just returned from a research mission to the farallons, they said in their 18 years of going, they've rarely seen anything like this. >> all the rock stars were out. we had an orca, fin whales. >> reporter: they even spotted a mother humpback whale and her calf. researchers say to see a large number of whales this early in
the year is also pretty unusual. >> we are monitoring these things to determine what we may be seeing a as result of climate change and what may be a result of natural variability in the ocean. >> reporter: crews from several marine sanctuaries tasked with managing the fragile eco system off the coast teamed up for this expedition. for nine days they lived on this noaa ship known for quietly navigating waters without disturbing wildlife. >> it's a great ship for this particular research. >> reporter: they did check-ups on sea birds, marine life, and the water conditions. >> we take these little snapshots of data through the air to get a sense and pull the whole picture together, capture what a great ecosystem this is. >> reporter: why are there more whales this year? too early to know for sure. the summer expedition will paint a better picture but researchers are optimistic. >> whales are here and feeding. that's a good sign that the
ocean is pretty productive. >> reporter: in san francisco, mark kelly, kpix 5. when it comes to your career, more makeup could mean more money, at least that's what one uc irvine sociologist says. he and a colleague at the university of chicago looked in to how physical attractiveness affects income. they looked at hair style, clothing, and makeup, and found women who make more of an effort to look put together make an average of $6,000 more. some say there's more to it. >> that could be true not because of the way you look but because of the way you feel about yourself. when you feel better about yourself, you're like i'm worth it so you're going to give me what i deserve. >> the study found good grooming makes less of a financial difference for men. they apparently benefit by simply looking good naturally. >> wish i looked good naturally. i would have benefited more. we've got partly cloudy skies around the bay area at this hour. chance of rain coming in too for tomorrow, especially for the north bay. you'll see that in a minute. first the hi-def doppler is
showing a few echoes around the wind turbines. we're high and dry today. you can see what's happening. low pressure lifting up over northern montana. you can see that swirl around where the banner says satellite. move it in to show some clouds coming out of the gulf of alaska being ushered along by high pressure in the eastern pacific. between the low and high, we're getting a northerly flow, cold wind direction. we're getting breaks of blue as we look south from the transamerica pyramid as we approach quarter after 6:00 on this sunday evening. numbers are in the mid 60s. san francisco, a little bit cooler. we're going to look for cool temperatures, clouds will continue tomorrow. and a chance of showers as you'll shortly see, especially in the north bay. and the futurecast here, looking from oakland to san francisco, just give you an idea of what tomorrow looks like, low clouds moving from north to south. higher elevation, kind of an onshore flow with the clouds offshore. going to be a day much like
today with temperatures well off average highs and a lot of cloud cover too. look what happens up in the north bay by tomorrow evening. a few scattered showers develop around santa rosa and north and a little bit in the east bay too but not much. so we're going to look for another day like today with an enhanced chance of showers in the north bay in the afternoon. then finally later in the week we'll warm it up. travel weather forecast heading out of the bay area, looking a-okay in the great valley. mid 70s for the most part. a little rainier as you get out toward eureka and mendocino. 20% chance of showers tomorrow. down around the aquarium and monterey. mostly cloudy day. rain for tahoe and yosemite. overnight lows tonight, a little chilly with northwesterly winds kicking up to 25 miles per hour. we've got gusts now to 24 in napa. 23-mile-per-hour gusts out of the northwest for san jose. sunrise tomorrow morning, 6 minutes before 6:00. high temperatures tomorrow, we're going to be looking at readings below average for the most part. concord, 6 degrees below average.
oakland a little chilly with 65 for a forecast high. still monday not bad at all. numbers in the mid to upper 60s for the south bay. a little bit warmer at los altos and cupertino. east bay tomorrow looks like clouds, a little bit of sun. temperatures near 70 degrees. nice and mild for monday. as we head in to late may for the north bay, mid to upper 60s. better chance of showers in the afternoon developing for the north bay around santa rosa and east. and the chance of showers holds true from ukiah. upper 60s, low 70s. extended forecast will be looking for variable clouds, sprinkle or two tomorrow. same for tuesday. we'll be under the influence of that low. wednesday and thursday we begin to dry it out. friday and saturday next weekend we'll be back in to the mid 70s and some sunshine around the bay area. things looking bright for bay area sports? we'll find out from the expert. >> kind of a shocker going on right now.
castro valley. it's all the east bay looked more like the wild wild west this weekend as cowboys lassoed cattle in castro valley. all part of the rowell ranch rodeo. it's meant to showcase the last remnants of wild west. the rodeo usually kicks off with a parade and luncheon served by cowboys. it's the last strike for a beloved san jose bowling alley. cambrian bowl is closing its doors for good tonight. the rent has gone up by $10,000 and the owner cannot afford it anymore. the bowling alley has been operating in the same spot for more than half a century.
people have been lining up all weekend to get in a few final games. they're open till midnight tonight. >> oh, good. go there and get some strikes in. >> those are good memories. i've bold at that bowling alley. and i've competed in the rowell rodeo. >> i've barrel raced in it. >> i didn't get a single cow in the pen. >> those are fun events. >> my rodeo career ended quickly after that. the as have placed sonny gray on the disabled list. he's allowed 24 runs in his last four starts. he has a 6.9 earned run average this season. just a spectator today in oakland. tied at 1 in the 2nd inning with the yankees' jacoby ellsbury, crushes jesse hahn's fastball. look where it ended up. second home run of the year. bottom of the 5th, two on, two
off for stephen vogt. in left field for a double. both runners score. the as have a lead. hahn gets pulled with two outs in the 6th inning. this is how it's going for the as right now. mark teixeira beat out a ground ball, really? the run scores from 2nd base. next up, starlin castro over the outstretched glove. that's a base hit to left center. carlos beltran scores. yankees lead 4-3. bottom of the 8th. bring up chris davis off the bench. how about late game magic? not today. grounds out on the first pitch to end the inning. the yankees win 5-4. that's their first four-game sweep at the coliseum since jimmy carter was in the oval office. >> what's the overall sense of the team after starting off the home stand with a sweep and finishing it this way? >> doesn't feel good. >> we have a lot of things that
can bring us down. with the injuries and losing four in a row, it was a tough four-day stretch for us. >> i don't know that we could have fought much harder at the end of the game. that shows we're not just saying hey, look, we're injured. hang with them, we'll get them tomorrow. in san diego, peterson's foul hits in the worst place possible. the pitch was clocked at 90 miles per hour. it would leave the game, reducing the umpire squad to just three. can i have a live update of that game in progress, please? 5-5. that game is now in the 14th inning. after being shut out in back-to-back playoff games for the first time in franchise history, the st. louis blues exploded for six goals last night to tie san jose at two games a piece in the western conference finals. it's heating up on the ice and on the microphone. >> we're relying on the officials to do their job.
st. louis is one of the most penalized team in the league, regular season and playoffs. >> we were told not to whine for calls. so we're not going to whine for calls. >> the jabs continue between the sharks coach and blues coach last night. hitchcock inserted goalie jake allen in to the starting lineup for the first time in over six weeks and there was some disagreement over just how big a difference that really made in the outcome. >> i'm sure hitch will tell you he made all kinds of great adjustments and every one of them worked tonight. hats off to him. >> did you feel almost like a mad scientist with all the different moves you made? >> i hope not or else i'd be a golf instructor. i don't know. i kind of think i know what i'm doing. >> not sure jordan spieth knew what he was doing after a final round 74 in the byron nelson. needing this putt to drop on 18 for the win, he and sergio go to a playoff. formalities didn't last long.
see this red arrow pointing right toward the water and that's where the ball went on the first playoff hole. are you kidding me? sergio drove one safely down the middle of the fairway. he just wants to hit the short right side of the green, keep it away from the water, and set up a two putt and he got it. ninth career win. tying for most by a spaniard. this was sergio's first pga tour win since 2012. across the pond in ireland, rory mcilroy trailed russell knox by a stroke. he birdied 16 but look at this. this is his second shot on the 18th. 250 yards. over the water. rolled in the hole. three feet from the money. he taps in for eagle. u.s. open tees off in less than four weeks. you can bet rory is on that board. the cavs won't go undefeated in the playoffs. this is breaking news. raptors won game 3 in toronto
last night to snap cleveland's 10-game win streak. cavs aren't exactly feeling the pressure north of the border. >> we the south are going to be okay. we're going to be just fine. a lot of us all went down to dinner together and that's the first time in a month the dinner conversation wasn't joyous and excited and having fun. >> okay. i love when i get to do a this just in graphic. warriors are not having fun right now. 72 points in the first half, given up by golden state? sometimes they don't get 72 points up in a game. so golden state is on the ropes right now in oklahoma city. >> what is it, halftime? >> they're at halftime. as you know, plenty of time for warriors to come back. >> plenty of time. >> no team has ever come back from that hole in a playoff. >> until tonight hopefully. and the giants are working hard right now too.
we'll stay tuned. coming up in our next half hour, find out why a lawsuit has been filed over next month's presidential primary in california. >> two to three days before they're actually conditioned to be a piece of property. >> a 12-year-old snatched off oakland's streets and lured in to the sex trafficking trade. we found out how easily it can happen. >> toxic safety. every child in the country is required by law to use one but tests show your child's car seat may expose them to cancer causing chemicals. new details in our exclusive investigation. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
they smashed their way in to an embert and smithers this morning. they clearly raided the inventory but tonight investigators aren't saying exactly how many guns were taken or what kind. a house fire in vallejo took the life of a 5-year-old boy. it broke out at a home on stella street. neighbors and firefighters tried desperately to reach the boy trapped in a back room but they couldn't get to him in time. the boy's mother and brother were also burned in the fire. the cause is under investigation. there's a lot of officers out there wanting to do the good work. we're talking about the small minority out there doing things they've got no business doing. that's who we're going to isolate and identify. >> san francisco's new acting police chief is laying out his plans to turn the embattled department around. toney chaplain didn't elaborate too much on the forms plans in
the works. an update on a story we first brought you earlier this month about a 12-year-old girl, an oakland girl lured in to the sex trafficking trade. only on 5, christin ayers looks at the tactics being used to take these girls away and what's being done to try to stop it. >> reporter: we introduced you to her a couple of weeks ago. amber. a bright bubbly 12-year-old snatched off the streets of oakland lured in to a life of sex trafficking. >> i still don't know where my baby is. she's still missing. and i'm very afraid. >> reporter: her mother and sister have been fighting to find her. for alameda county district attorney nancy o'malley, amber's story is all too familiar. >> it's the largest criminal enterprise in the world. billions of dollars. >> reporter: the fbi estimates more than 100,000 children
nationwide are victims of sex trafficking. in 2014, close to 1,000 cases of human trafficking were reported in california. 86% jump since 2012. retired police officer kevin wylie was with oakland's child traveling unit for 15 years. he knows the stats and has built a disturbing profile of the patterns of pimp. >> what we call the romeo pimp, the boyfriend, girlfriend, i love you, i'll take care of you. the gorilla pimp where these girls are physically snatched off the street, beaten, raped, taken to a house. >> reporter: once a pimp has a young girl, experts tell us she's typically raped 10 to 20 times a day. >> it takes two to three days for a girl to come from normalcy, two to three days before they're conditioned to be a piece of property. to be sold by someone for sex. >> reporter: once conditioned, the girls are trafficked nationwide on what wylie calls the circuit, a cluster of cities where sex trafficking thrives. richmond, oakland, los angeles, phoenix, atlanta. in the event of a major boxing
match or gambling tournament, las vegas is a popular destination. all the while the pitches keeping a stranglehold on the girls' money and movements. >> breaking that bond between them and not just that pimp but all the pitches, all the traffickers, that lifestyle is very difficult. >> reporter: amber was rescued in las vegas last month. she came home briefly only to run away again. her family fears back to her trafficker. wylie says girls trying to get out of the lifestyle need intensive long-term help and a safe environment away from their oppressors. >> they can get their lives together, get education, get tattoo removal, get mental health services and start feeling the worth they truly are, something they haven't felt for a long time. >> reporter: it's a gap that da o'malley is working to fix. >> there just aren't houses or safe places for our people to be placed after they've been separated or rescued away from a trafficker. >> reporter: she's held half a dozen summits all over the state exploring new solutions to sex trafficking. her goal, a streamline series of policies and legislation that
will help girls like amber. but until then, there her family can do is speak out and keep searching for her. >> i am not embarrassed by my child being manipulated. i'm angry about it. so i need parents to get angry about it too and get this stopped. >> reporter: christin ayers, kpix 5. other news tonight, more than two dozen people are hurt after a church bus overturned in the san bernardino mountains. here it is on its side across state route 330, about 60 miles east of los angeles. two people critically injured and airlifted from the scene. four others have moderate injuries. 20 were treated at the scene for scrapes and bruises. the highway was shut down for hours. happening now, heavy smoke from a vegetation fire burning on the central coast. about 30 miles south of salinas. cal fire says 300 acres have burned so far. now to the latest on the egypt air mystery. search teams scoured the
mediterranean sea today for more wreckage. the u.s., britain, and france have sent planes and ships to help out. in an area north of alexandria, a u.s. intelligence source now says the black box data recorders have been located by their pings but not recovered. at the same time other items on the plane keep turning up. >> we've been recovering human remains and other parts of the plane, and it's now in hands of our army operation. >> reporter: egyptian officials are now using a robotic submarine in the search. it's capable of reaching depths of about 10,000 feet. 66 people died in thursday's crash. it's still unclear what brought the plane down. and while terrorism is the leading theory, egypt's president says it's too soon to jump to conclusions. president obama is in vietnam tonight, his first stop on a week-long trip across asia. he landed in hanoi earlier
today. he's seeking approval of a trans-pacific trade agreement among 12 countries. later this week the president will head to japan for a g7 summit meeting. on to campaign 2016 now. they may not be the official nominees yet but the race between hillary clinton and donald trump couldn't be much closer. bernie sanders isn't backing down as he campaigns in california this weekend. >> reporter: hillary clinton and donald trump are in a statistical dead heat. one new national poll shows clinton up three points in a general election match-up. another has trump up two. both polls are within the margin of error. last month clinton enjoyed a double-digit lead. >> that's tightened up principally because of the coalescing of the republican party and the failure to coalesce. >> reporter: bernie sanders continues his long shot democratic bid with two rallies today in california. he polled better than clinton against trump and argued that
both have historically high unfavorable numbers. >> i don't want to see the american people voting for the lesser of two evils. >> reporter: clinton is increasingly looking ahead to trump, calling his proposals dangerous. >> my campaign is not going to let donald trump try to normalize himself in this period. >> reporter: one gop group trump has struggled to tonight, big money donors. he told fox and friends that fully self-funding would require selling off assets. >> to finance a billion dollars, i'd have to sell a building, i'd have to do something like that. will i do that, i could. >> reporter: polling shows roughly half of clinton and trump supporters will vote for one because they so strongly dislike the other. six states including california will hold primary contests on june 7th. tonight bernie sanders supporters are putting up a legal fight to extend california's voter registration deadline. it's supposed to be tomorrow. but the lawsuit claims
california's rules are confusing. voters without a party affiliation are allowed to cast a ballot in the democratic primary only, but plaintiffs say some elections officials aren't making the option clear. in other states, unaffiliated voters have been given sanders a boost so they want to get the word out and keep registration open until the day of the primary. he's only in 7th grade but tonight this super speller from san jose is about to represent the entire bay area. >> and it's the impromptu performance that has the internet buzzing. this terminally ill teen was too sick to go to the show so florence and the machine brought the concert to them. >> saving the world from an asteroid? sounds like the stuff of movies but we found out how bay area scientists are really working to protect our planet from the big bang. ,,,,,,,,,,
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prepar n of his li a san jose 7th grader is in the nation's capitol tonight preparing for the night of his life. >> he'll be representing our area in the scripps national spelling bee. >> reporter: rutvik gandhasri has been busy since he won in march. the middle school student will compete with nearly 300 other kids, aged 6 to 14 in the scripps national spelling bee. >> how prepared do you feel? >> i feel kind of prepared but at the same time i feel like i really need to prepare a lot more. >> reporter: especially since scripps is making the contest harder after two years of first place ties. instead of the predetermined list of 25 words in the championship round, organizers can now pick from an expanded list of up to 75 words from anywhere in the dictionary.
>> we have to study a lot more. >> reporter: rutvik's 10-year-old brother, who himself placed ninth in the regionals, gives quizzes based on difficult words he and his mother discover in the dictionary. >> whenever i find a good word, i quiz him on that. and i'm pretty proud of him that he's got this far. >> reporter: rutvik studies for the bee about 23 hours a week but says he still finds time to read on his kindle paper white, a gift every speller got from scripps, play video games, and ride his bike. >> what are you excited about? >> going around dc, the spellings on stage itself, meeting all the top spellers from around the country. >> reporter: first place or not, he'll pack memories of an experience of a lifetime. sharon chin, kpix 5. >> those kids are amazing. the scripps national spelling bee takes place next wednesday and thursday. first prize, $40,000 and of course a dictionary. it's time for a look ahead
at some of the big stories in and around the bay area. >> mothers against drunk driving will rally at the state capal tomorrow to support a bill that would require ignition interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers. the bill has to make it to the senate floor by friday in order to move forward. >> we want to make sure everyone who's convicted of a dui is not only kept off the roads if necessary but that they have the opportunity to change their behavior. >> drivers would be required to use the device anywhere. california's bullet train, it's hosting a series of meetings around the bay area this week to take public input on the project. they're supposed to start
rolling in 2025. former president bill clinton is holding rallies in southern california as we head toward the june 7th primary. just when you thought san francisco couldn't possibly find anything else to protest, hold the phone. the save the landline coalition will rally tomorrow against a bill that would allow phone companies to abandon most landline service. they say the system is expensive to maintain for a dwind ling number of customers. opponents say alternatives are not as reliable in an emergency. san jose could be the next big city to get google's high speed internet service. city leaders are set to vote this week on the google fiber project. it would take about three years to wire up the whole city. bottle rock, napa valley kicks off on friday. the three-day festival featuring dozens of artists including headliners stevie wonder, red hot chili helpers and florence and the machine. speaking of florence and the machine, they played a show in austin thursday. >> it was a separate gig at a
local hospital that's warming hearts all over the internet tonight. >> ♪ the dog days are over ♪ >> a 15-year-old fan on hospice care was too sick to attend the show so florence and guitarist rob acaroid brought the concert to her. florence held the teen's hand througthe short acoustic set which included dog days are over and shake it out. the videos have been viewed tens of thousands of times. >> good for them. >> absolutely. >> that is great. still ahead, critics say a decades-old vehicle safety standard is needlessly exposing babies to toxic chemicals. >> instead of protecting our kids, they're introducing poisons in to their environment. >> tonight we do what regulators have never done. put car seats to the test by lighting them on fire. the results surprised even the experts. >> attention, couch potatoes.
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entertainment. pedals set up 20 stationary bicycles for an outdoor movie. the energy from the bikes power the projector. it's part of an initiative to combine sustainability and exercise as well. they plan to set up 10 similar outdoor movie experiences across the country. >> i wonder what movie they were watching. >> gone with the wind. [ laughter ] >> they had to pedal for a long time. we get a look at the kpix 5 hi-def doppler, mostly drying up. a few drops at the wind tunnels but that's about it. tomorrow might be a little bit more. we look live over the glittering city, looking south from the transamerica pyramid, it's a little bit chilly out there in spots. in san francisco, 59 degrees. temperatures hanging in there for about three hours. santa rosa, 63 degrees with partly to mostly sunny skies. as we approach 7:00 tonight. next few days will still continue. cool, unusually cool for march.
clouds from time to time. chance of showers especially in the north bay. by tomorrow midday, see that in the futurecast tonight, maybe some over the diablo range. tomorrow midday, look at the showers pop up over the north bay. most of the bay area will escape unscathed. tomorrow afternoon, might get a shower or two. winds out of the northwest with gusts to 28 miles per hour at the airport right now. slight chance of an afternoon shower. favoring the north bay. finally warms later in the week. we'll get mostly clear skies by friday, saturday, sunday. in the meantime it will continue on unusually cool. sun up tomorrow, 6 minutes before 6 a.m. to start the work week. the numbers will be in the upper 40s and low 50s. high temperatures tomorrow below average for this time of the year. 70 at concord and 65 at oakland. down in the south bay, mid to upper 60s and variable clouds. that also means variable sun for the east bay. numbers near 70 degrees. about the same tomorrow as it was today in the north bay.
clouds and sun and readings in the mid to upper 60s. a better chance of showers up for ukiah, lake port, and clear lake by 1:00 tomorrow afternoon but the number is not frigid. near 70 degrees. extended forecast, we're going to be looking for partly cloudy skies right through thursday before we clear it up. just in time for the weekend. next weekend, mid 70s. that's weather. as far as what's next, i see julie watts has entered the studio. interesting story after a break. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
tested. now only on 5, julie watts explains why some are blaming the federal government for needlessly exposing kids to cancer causing chemicals. >> reporter: a raging inferno fueled by combustible materials and gasoline. this is a typical car fire. but this is the reason your child's car seat is filled with chemical flame retardants. a one-and-a-half-inch flame. >> real fires don't follow laboratory tests. >> reporter: don lucas explains federal regulations require each car seat material individually pass the same small flames spread test created 44 years ago for the interior of the car itself. tested separately as required by the standard, some fabrics naturally resist the small test flame without chemicals but manufacturers say they must add retardant to the padding used inside the car seat to pass. fire scientists point out in a real fire, once the fabric ignites, retardants in the foam are irrelevant. >> the flame set standard was
never designed with any recognition of how real car fires behave. >> reporter: the doctor contends the test and retardants used to pass it would only be effective if a car fire began inside the child's car seat. he says a fire ignited anywhere else would be too big for flame retardants by the time flames reach the car seat and it could be too late to save the child by the time flames reach the foam inside. >> instead of protecting our kids, introducing poisons in to their environment. >> reporter: health concerns about fire retardants date back to the 70s when some were linked to cancer and removed from kid's pajamas. our recent investigation repeatedly found those same flame retardants inside even alledgedly green car seats, and inside a child who used one. >> that suggests that her car seat was a primary source of her exposure. >> reporter: a car seat is the only consumer product required by law in all 50 states. >> i was pleased that somebody was digging in to this issue. >> reporter: like us,
congressman jared huffman questioned nitsa about its standard last updated in 1972. nitsa told him they're initiating a two-year research program and will try to quantify child injuries and fatalities by the standard. >> i don't want to wait millions and millions of years while babies are exposed to a carcinogen for no safety benefit. >> reporter: the agency says its standard has served to save many children but admits it has no evidence and has never evaluated the safety benefit in car seats. in fact no one from more than a dozen government agencies and industry groups could provide any evidence. so with the help of lawrence berkeley national laboratory, we put the small flame spread standard to an informal test. igniting samples from two car seat covers. on the right, one with flame retardants in the interior padding that does meet the standard. on the left, an aftermarket cover without flame retardants that does not. side by side with the fabric and foam combined as they would be
in a real world car fire -- >> looking at the amount of smoke production and the rate of fire propagation, i think the one without the flame retardants is performing a little better. >> reporter: the standards or at least the added flame retardants in the padding seem to be irrelevant. >> lucas' takeaway -- >> even though the materials in car seats can meet the federal standards, they don't always perform better than materials that wouldn't meet the fire standards. >> what does that tell you about the current standards? >> i think we need to revisit it and take a look at how the car seats perform in real world fire situations. >> fire scientists say the standards should be revised to focus on fires from crashes and gas tank explosions and a flame spread test should be used similar to california's new furniture flammability standard. it encourages naturally smolder resistant outer fabrics instead of chemicals inside the foam. members of both the senate and the house have reviewed our findings. the senate commerce committee is planning a hearing where members will have the opportunity to
question the d.o.t. >> how long does this process take? we're talking about hearings. we have this information. even the greenest of car seat companies still have to have that material in there. >> it's unfortunate, and nitsa says it's embarking on a two-year research study in to the standard in general, not necessarily specific to car seats. there's no telling how long this could take. regulators do have the power to order something. >> that's a great story. 60 minutes is next. appreciate you watching. we'll see you at 11:00. ,,,,,,
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