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they're going away. >> right now at 11:00, celebrating the life of prince. a celebration that turns to the big screen at midnight. good evening. thanks for being with us. i'm raj mathai. >> i'm jessica aguirre. we've been on early because of the giants game. fans are mourning the death of music legend, prince. the pop icon found dead at his recording studio and home yesterday. the cause of his death is unknown. in less than an hour from now, plenty of fans around the world will be celebrating his amazing life. pete joins us live from san francisco and the roxy theater, one of many venues paying tribute to prince himself. >> reporter: here at the roxy theater, there will be a sold-out screening of "purple rain." sold out. people will start lining up. they have the ticketholders there. it's one of the many venues around the bay area, paying homage to a legend. from local bars.
>> he helped so many people. he was a great producer. >> reporter: to roller skating rinks. >> this is the music that manges us touch what we love. >> reporter: the bay area is honoring prince. and partying like it's 1999. >> he is the thread that's went through all of us to be able to connect. prince roger nelson, died yesterday, at the age of 57. an autopsy was done today. but his cause of death is unknown. authorities declined to comment on reports, that prince's death may have been related to a drug overdose. he was fighting the flu when his private jet made an emergency landing. open musician, duane wiggins, once shared the stage with prince. he still can't believe that
prince is gone. ♪ >> reporter: like the lyrics of "1999," prince's party ran out of time. >> he's a true artist. he's like mozart. >> reporter: tonight's "purple rain" screening here is sold out. they're going to do another one tomorrow at midnight. that one is sold out, as well. you can expect to see a lot of prince-related events around the bay area all weekend long. live in san francisco, pete suratos. the theaters is showing "purple rain" around the country, including the bay area. the mercado in santa clara, and metro in san francisco is showing purple rain in thursday.
1,000 high school choir students honoring prince. ♪ the singers from 31 different school districts sent chills through the walt disney concert hall as they performed "purple rain." the students started rehearsing the song this morning. tomorrow night, a special episode of "saturday night live" highlighting prince's appearance, all of his appearances, over the shows, over the many years. this is a clip of his most recent appearance on "snl" in 2014. the tribute to prince begins tomorrow night. attention to the weather. this is have videoout of the sierra. but that's snow on the side of interstate 80. today's storm brought ice and white powder to the bay area. slippery slush made it hard going because it was snowing.
thousands of people stuck at a chain station. >> our chains are in the garage. went to cisco. and now, back in line again. >> unfortunately, skiers couldn't take advantage of the storm because resorts were already closed. what happens next? do we get more rain? we bring in jeff ryanieri. >> a few showers for the north bay. but on the doppler radar right now, the bulk of the heaviest activity has moved off towards the east. it's hanging on across lake tahoe, where we have snowshowers on interstate 80 and highway 50. those are beginning to wind down anywhere from 4 to 11 inches. rainfall totals, pretty impressive with the quick blast to contra costa county. and scoring big in pleasanton
and in livermore, with six-tenths of an inch. and across the peninsula, it varied where you were. you go anywhere close to the higher elevations, we had 0.69 in portola valley. and we'll have more details on the weekend forecast and where it warms up in ten minutes. >> thank you, jeff. you can stay ahead and on top of the weather with our of. download it and use our radar to track the storm. just in, a minister is behind bars. 32-year-old fernando maldonado is accused of sexually assaulting a child under 14 years old. the attacks continued for a three-year period. that's when maldonado was a priest. police are now working to find any other victims. there may be a big break in the
case. this comes after months of gunfire that's caused accidents and deaths. tonight, the chp tells us that multiple arrests are expected soon. chuck coppola joins us along i-80 in the east bay with the details. >> reporter: the assistant chief of the golden gate division of the california highway patrol says he is confident that arrests are close. and with district attorney input, the cases are solid. this is coming since january. 18 shootings. mostly along interstate 80 in the east bay. the latest this week, happening along highway 4 near pittsburg. but this morning, after a meeting of 18 agencies, sharing information, the assistant chief of the golden gate division tells me arrests are close. and that the cases will stand up in court. very encouraging news for worried drivers.
>> you just hope that it doesn't happen to you. >> after you've lived in this area for 50 years, this is nothing abnormal. this is normal. >> reporter: does it bother you that this is normal? >> i don't know, it guess -- if you're brought up in another country where there's a war. to them, that's normal. to us, this is our war. the gang violence. >> reporter: 99% of the shootings, gang-related. for obvious reasons, the details of where and when the arrests will be made, not being revealed. but the chp says it is able to trace bullets from different shootings to the same weapon. along i-80 in berkeley, i'm chuck coppola. >> thank you, check. testing issues, scary for b.a.r.t. a new b.a.r.t. train that derailed on a test track. officials say operators were testing the new trains, that travel between 5 and 10 miles per hour, on these tracks that
are used for testing. luckry, no one was hurt. b.a.r.t. hasn't said what caused the accident. but there was no major damage. the california republican convention is just one week away in the bay area. and the fury to get ready is under way. today, donald trump's campaign launched a state-wide effort to get your vote. laura joins us from burlingame, the host city of the convention. and donald trump may be calling us, correct? >> that's right. they want people the know in california you can only vote in the republican primary if you're a registered republican. and their message is aimed at independents. >> this is donald trump and i need your help to make america great again. california has a closed presidential primary. in order for your vote to count, you must be registered to vote as a republican. visit donaldjtrump.com on
information on changing your party affiliation so you can vote in the republican primary. >> with contests still not decided, california has become a hot spot for presidential hopefuls. trump's phone call campaign comes one week before the state's republican convention. and all three republican candidates are scheduled to be here. republican activist craig deluz says most super pac supporters don't back trump. and his efforts to win california may be too little too late. >> he is not consistent. he is going to have a hard time in california. >> reporter: trump is scheduled to give the keynote address here
at the hyatt regency. >> laura, thank you. next week, a big week for california republicans. ted cruz and john kasich will also be in burlingame. kasich is currently in pennsylvania. tonight, "the l.a. times" reporting that he will hold a town hall meeting in san francisco next friday. senator cruz is making his way across pennsylvania, as well, which he considers a key battleground state. voters in pennsylvania and four other states will go to the polls for primaries on tuesday. still ahead, more controversy for cal's athletic t department. the allegations that have a crew coach in hot water. two men are trying to fly around the world in a solar-powered airplane. coming up here from one of the pilots about their stop in the bay area. good evening. i'm meteorologist jeff ranieri. clear skies and 54 degrees.
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flying around the world. ian cull joins us from the newsroom. and what makes it so special? >> reporter: it's special in a lot of different ways. it's landing at moffett field 24 hours from now. it's lightweight. a little slow. but completely powered by solar energy. the founders and pilots, alternate on different legs. picard is flying right now on the two-day trip from hawaii to the bay area. they want to be the first to fly a solar-powered airport around the world. but they want to show that solar energy can be used for transportation and infrastructure. >> if we can use the technologies we have on the ground, we can reduce consumption by 50%. >> that lane goes about 40 miles per hour. the wingspan is wider than a 747. and it weighs as much as an suv. the entire trip documented on
their website, solarimpulse. it will land tomorrow and leave or new york on tuesday. they hope to complete the round-the-world journey by summer. one of the priciest neighborhoods in the bay area has a big problem. a hole in the middle of the street. 22 feet across and about 10 feet deep. the sink hole is in presidio heights. a sewer pipe broke. the cause is under investigation. the pipe did pass inspection last year. the plan is to install the permanent line and have the street reopened by tomorrow night. from a controversial speaker to an inspirational one. an east bay high school is trying to right a wrong after it invited ray mcdonald to speak to the students last month. he's been indicted for physical assault. instead, today gloria allred
spoke to the students about making positive choices. >> i shared a little bit about myself. and how i came from a family that didn't have much money. but i went to public school and worked hard. and some of the challenges in life that i faced. and now i was able to overcome some of the challenges. >> allred is respecting the alleged victim in mcdonald's upcoming trial. another sexual misconduct claim at u.c. berkeley. cal is investigating accusations that a former female crew member was sexually assaulted by a male rower at a party in 2013. the team's coach mike teti is being accused of never reportinreport ing it. he calls that false. >> a lot of responsibility falls with the upper level.
this should never happen in the first place. >> the university has hired an outside investigator to look into the allegations. this is a troubling trend at cal. this is one of four other sexual misconduct allegations made against university staff members. a follow-up on a tech entrepreneur with a history of abuse. he appeared over whether he violated his probation. he is accused of kicking a woman a dozen times two years ago. he's under investigation for a battery investigation. prosecutors say he hit the woman more than 100 times. the judge wants to hear more testimony before deciding to revoke the probation. a grim find in south san jose. police found this man in his van. he lived in the van and usually camped out with a dog. investigators are trying to determine what brought him to
san jose. police are asking anyone with information to come forward. the bay area has 11 cases of the zika virus. health officials each reporting that someone had contracted the virus. patients became sick when they traveled outside the u.s. the woman in san francisco is pregnant but is not showing symptoms. she is, however, undergoing treatment because zika has been associated with birth defects. it is friday night. the weekend is here. let's bring in jeff ranieri. wow. this morning, pouring rain. what do we expect for tomorrow morning? >> tomorrow morning, it's going to be great weather here. if you want to sleep in on your saturday morning. clouds rolling back in. and we'll start with 49 in the south bay for the peninsula. possible drizzle hanging on for the east bay. 47. and colder in the north bay. here's a look at future cast. tomorrow morning, the cloud
cover -- the areas of cloud cover return for us. and by the afternoon, it's more of a partly-cloudy sky. you want to focus in on marin, napa and sonoma counties. we may have a few drops from the sky. all in all, a clearing trend. and in the past hour we brought you how the rainfall is about 100% of average for a good majority of the bay area. that's made a dent on the drought. i wanted to share with you next. the largest strides when it comes to the drought so far this year, has been made in the north bay, san francisco, down the peninsula. we went from a veer drought to the lowest level to abnormally dry. making headway in contra casta and alameda counties. we have a lot still to make up
here. but definitely some help has been coming our way here in january, february and also into march. as we take you through your microclimate forecast on saturday. temperatures goes up. we get the by the afternoon. that's going to leave us with some cool weather in san francisco. 65 in the financial district. the wind kicks up, the golden gate bridge. it will feel like the upper 50s. 62 in pacifica. burlingame, mid-60s. palo alto, and san jose expecting 68 for tomorrow. and cupertino with 70. for the north bay, east bay and trivalley, that chance of a shower in napa and santa rosa. oakland tops out at 66 degrees. a fine day for you in fremont. 62. dre weather saturday and sunday for most of the bay area here. as we head throughout sunday, numbers go cooler. and looks like next wednesday,
we'll maybe get another quarter-inch of rainfall. we are not done just yet. great news. >> just keeps going. >> el nino keeps churning. >> into cinco de mayo. >> thank you, jeff. up next, the action in a courtroom that left sierra lamar's family and friends frustrated again. a long way from home. the unusual traffic stop that the chp made. that's a sea lion. >> and we have jimmy. >> hey, guys. de demi lovato is here. bryan cranston. and music from the weekend. and thank you notes. our last night in l.a. happening now on our home page, prince fans flock to hollywood's walk of fame. but prince doesn't have a star there. he's twice under the down the honor saying the timing wasn't right. what's in a name? how about a court order.
sierra lamar murder case. now, the suspect is pushing for the trial to move forward. =vo= another court delay in the sierra lamar murder case. the suspect is pushing for the trial to move forward. the case was supposed to start monday. today, torres told the judge he's no longer willing to waive his rights to a speedy trial. he wants to get it going. monday, a judge will make a decision. if convicted, torres could face the death penalty. and prosecutors contend he murdered the teenager in 2012.
a new low point for the san jose police department. but there could be relief. more than 2,000 people applied but only 9 recruits graduated from the police amcademy here. the numbers have dwindled. they reached a settlement last fall. >> want to see more recruits. we recognize, until we get a judge's signature on the sett settleme settlement, it will a challenge for us. >> they could finalize the deal within the next few weeks. stranded on the side of the highway, not a motorist. that's a sea lion. rescue workers took the sea lion to be examined. they will figure out why it was there and if it's healthy enough to be sent back into the water.
orange friday at the ballpark. did you watch the game? the giants snapped their five-game losing streak. >> okay. the se sea gulls have cleared out. colin resch is the last man standing. barry bonds in a different uniform. >> it's like he never left. barry, the marlins' hitting coach. they lost eight of nine coming in. here is scene before first pitch. barry walks out to home plate with the lineup card. the giants' offense, has been anemic. it's nice to see a three-spot in the first. belt drives in joe panik. more love for barry in the third. curtain call. the fans chanting, barry, barry. a three-run game in the fifth. and crawford loads the bases for jeff samardzija.
6-1, giants five. samardzija, channeling his inner barry bonds with the two-run double to left. three rbi. and a win for the shark at at&t park. the guy did it all. the five-game losing streak comes to an end with an 8-1 win. >> yeah. it was a great game. out there and pound the zone and got a lot of quick outs. in a first inning was nice to get the bats in their hands. it was great. come out and throw well the first time out in the stadium. an electric atmosphere. and look forward to doing it again. >> yeah. >> you get lucky every so often. close your eyes, swing hard, you might hit it. >> love that byte from samardzija. bonds, the story three game. and samardzija, the story, postgame. raj, jess, back to you. >> when i close my eyes, i never hit it. thanks, colin. the hottest team in baseball, the a's, they beat the
six flags in vallejo unveiling its new rollercoaster called the joker. it goes 53 miles per hour, while doing a step under flip inverted roll. >> i like it. >> a layout that no other ride has. and it has elements that have never been seen before. that's why the hype is so big. and it's well warranted, as well. >> i the scary music. >> coming to vallejo this summer. there's a rollercoaster blogger. we didn't know they existed. this should be ready for you by the end of next month. >> i want to get the music, too. bye-bye. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> steve: from stage one at universal studios hollywood, in los angeles, california, it's "the tonight show starring jimmy fallon." tonight, join jimmy and his guests -- bryan cranston, demi lovato, musical gues