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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. car gets stuck on the caltrain tracks. a tragic end to a california vacation as a couple's rental car gets stuck on the caltrain tracks. >> a burglary like no other you have heard about. criminals make off with some peculiar loot at a bay area business. and powerful storms pelt parts of the nation with tornadoes and in some cases tragic results. it is 8 a.m. straight up on this saturday, the 16th of april, 2011. good morning to you. i'm elizabeth wenger in today for anne makovec. >> thanks for coming in. >> sure. barely. [ laughter ] >> had a little iphone alarm
issues this morning but we're all good now. >> we're all good. weather is great, dry for the weekend, mostly sunny skies, still a chance of some light showers out there but that will be creeping into the picture more than likely by late tomorrow night into monday morning just in time for your commute for. in the meantime the weekend is looking like this lots of blue skies, temperatures up a few degrees for today. and warmer yet for tomorrow. so looks like a lovely weekend taking shape. we'll cover the details on that for you coming up in your complete forecast here in just a few minutes. >> gosh, it's gorgeous. thank you, jim. at the top of the news this morning, an indiana man is mourning the loss of his wife after the couple's rental car was struck by a caltrain express train. the collision happened yesterday around 5 p.m. at the charleston avenue crossing in palo alto. the northbound express train was traveling at speeds topping 70 miles an hour before the accident. while the female driver was killed, her husband was able to
escape the car just before the collision. locals say this particular crossing can be very dangerous. >> i drive this area frequently and if there is not enough room, if one car makes it across the tracks, you have to have enough for a second car and if not, you'll get stuck on the actual track itself and you'll be struck. >> none of the passengers on the train was injured. caltrain was delayed up to two hours in each direction as emergency crews cleared up that scene. crews working on the new bay bridge tower have reached yet another milestone. yesterday, they installed a fifth section of the central tower atop the eastern span. as our joe vazquez explains, the latest lift is a bit different than the rest. >> reporter: here's a time lapse of the capping of the suspension span tower of the bay bridge. that 500-ton white and brown piece moved into place and locked down around 5:15 this
afternoon. the tower is now 495 feet high eventually it will support suspension cables a mile long. >> right now we're lifting and almost 500-ton piece of steel over 500 feet in the air. >> the final section is set to be installed later this year boosting the final height to 525 feet. the whole project is due to be complete in 2013. it is an all-too-common scene along many bay area highways, flowers, crosses and photos that mark the spot of a deadly crash. but as mark sayre reports from brentwood, roadside memorials along one local road are coming down. >> reporter: for drivers on the highway 4 bypass linking antioch and brentwood, the roadside memorial may pass in a flash but to the morales family it is a tribute to their nephew and cousin, 19-year-old cameron platte who was hit and killed by a car here on april 3. >> he was the happiest kid you
can imagine. >> reporter: the moraleses say it serves an important purpose. >> i think just being able to see how much he was loved. >> reporter: the highway 4 bypass authority had originally considered allowing memorials like this to stand for 14 days. but this week the board decided that because they are on public property, the board already has the authority to order them removed immediately for safety reasons. >> i know it's a huge deal actually a huge deal of just for the process of grieving. >> reporter: the cousins say losing this memorial would be devastating to family and friends. >> i see it here it's like reminds me of him. >> reporter: authorities are concerned that the roadside memorials like this one can be distracting for drivers and also dangerous for those visiting to pay their respects. but the morales family says removing the memorial for cameron platte will only make them feel worse. >> right now it's too soon.
>> reporter: in brentwood, mark sayre, cbs 5. the fight to stop public toilets and a parking lot from being built over a burial site is gaining momentum. the ancient ohlone indian burial site in glen cove waterfront park in vallejo along the carquinez strait. a group of native americans camped out there overnight hoping to stop the city from developing it. some of the graves date back 3500 years. yesterday, activists marched through vallejo protesting what they believe is the looming desecration of native american graves. >> we must take a stand as indigenous people of this country. if we didn't take a stand, they will continue to desecrate these sacred sites. >> we are not building a shopping mall on top of it. we're not building an apartment complex on top of it. it's going to be a nice sacred quiet place where people can go and contemplate. >> the city says it plans to restore the grounds to their natural state. plans also call for a small
parking lot and two bathroom stalls to the side of the culturally sensitive area. police in san leandro are on the lookout for a group of burglars that recently netted a pretty valuable haul of goods. but, you know, forget all the usual targets, you know, banks, jewelry shops, retail stores. as our christin ayers shows us, it was a human hair heist. reporter: at first blush, it looks like any other break- in a man captured on surveillance video kicks down the door of hair diva's distributors, three others follow him in. >> i got robbed. >> reporter: but these thieves weren't after money. this was a high-end hair heist. >> each of the suspects ran into the business, grabbed armfuls of hair extensions and then exited the business. >> reporter: that's right. those are the thieves hauling pricey human hairpieces smiling as they make off with the manes. >> i worked hard, of course to get this business off the ground. and i don't appreciate being robbed. >> reporter: other than ann
davis says hair divas is the only bay area business of its kind offering human hair directly from india. women there sacrifice their hair for religious reasons. davis buys it to create high- priced weaves and wigs. the trend of stealing strands is growing. >> anything that has value, someone will find a market for it to make some money off of. >> reporter: these thieves appear know exactly what they were looking for. davis says they didn't even touch the cheap hair. >> they are familiar with this industry and know the value of the hair. >> reporter: a clue that just maybe they are hair industry insiders. they are closed but she has of intention of bouncing back. >> my hope is people get enough courage to speak up. >> reporter: police say the thieves will likely try and sell the hair davis says possibly even straight out of their trunks. she's beefed up security at hair divas and is offering a $1,000 reward for any
information leading to an arrest. in san leandro, christin ayers, cbs 5. >> well, police are searching for suspects in another pretty unusual robbery this week this time in mountain view. on thursday, a 50-year-old woman was driven by some of her friends to pick up a prescription. when she returned to the vehicle with her bottle of oxycontin, the passengers demanded she hand over those pills. despite her refusable, the friends took the medication. they also stole $160 from the woman's wallet and her cell phone. the victim was then pushed from the car. well, she suffered only minor injuries. in san jose, an unusual addition to the retail shops santana row set to open at 10:00 this morning. tesla motors is opening a high- tech showroom in the upscale shopping and entertainment district. that store includes an interactive display to pick up your colors and accessories all for about $100,000. tesla says they are trying to shift the car buying experience
away from dealerships on site with a more made-to-order product. the company has 17 similar stores including location in new york, paris and tokyo. in the latest budget move in washington, house republicans passed a bill to cut the deficit and slash the social safety net. the bill passed last night envisions cutting more than $6 trillion from deficits over the next decade. it plans to change medicare to a voucher system that subsidizes purchases of private insurance plans. democrats say the bill's approach is unbalanced especially since it also lowers tax breaks for the wealthy. well, severe storms and tornadoes have been ripping through the south killing at least 16 people since thursday. in alabama last night, three adult family members were killed when a tornado ripped through their homes.
a county sheriff says the twister touched down, jumped and then touched down again. in one area of alabama, four separate tornadoes hit over the span of five to six hours. alabama's governor declared a state of emergency for the entire state. the storm system went eastward into mississippi damaging or destroying dozens of buildings. and i have lived in the south and it is scary when you hear those warning sirens come up... >> it is that time year. >> duck under the bed. but i agree up here. >> good thing about earthquakes is you don't know they're coming. >> well... >> no advance warning. you don't center time to get anything. >> in the south they probably would say that's a bad thing. they can get out of dodge. >> matter of perspective. it is actually active tornado season for the southeast, much of the nation. we see most of our tornadoes in the spring and so far this year things are off to a very active start for that portion of the country. for us, not so much. we're looking at rain patterns winding down here across the
west. the last couple of weeks, we see today a nice break in the sky out there. a little patchy fog here and there around the bay with some high, thin clouds moving into the area. we still have a chance of some sprinkles creeping our way. we'll talk more about that for you coming up next. >> all right. thank you, jim. well, utility bills are about to go up for customers of pg&e. why the company says it needs the extra money. >> and with some local kids, they saved their mother's lives and got special honors. ,,,,,
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sister... daughter... mother... go through what my wife had to go through. this is more than just three days. this is a lifetime. (man) register today for the... because everyone deserves a lifetime. recognized by the cities of oakland and san francisco for saving the lives of their mothers. well, two youngsters are being recognized by the cities of oakland and san francisco for saving the lives of their mothers. 10-year-old zoe and 11-year-old steven both called 911 to get help when their mothers fell unconscious in different instances. they were presented awards during the 911 heroes award ceremony yesterday. >> recognizing you for your heroic actions during your
mothers' critical time of need, you are a testament to the tremendous courage and inspiration to all of us that are here today. congratulations. >> over the last 17 years of the program, more than 5 million kids have been taught how to dial 911 and how to know what to say during that call. that is great stuff. i love stories like that. haven't you always heard those stories of actually like pets saving their owners' lives by dialing 911. >> the 3-year-old, very impressive. love those stories. >> do you love the weather? >> i raced into work today and what's the weather like? i saw your sunshine out there. >> let's look outside. find out. lots of sunshine around the bay, so far this morning. a little patchy fog on the edges, a little fuzzy out there as you would expect this time of day. we'll continue to clear out as far as the patchy low clouds but we'll hang on to some of those thin mid clouds through the day here request a slight chance of showers -- with a slight chance of showers creeping into the picture mainly for tomorrow. it's in the forecast for today
but i don't think we'll see any for the greater bay area today. better chance tomorrow night into monday morning as we look back at the bay from mount vaca. we see again the fog laying in with some high, thin clouds moving above, lots of blue sky out there today and that will be the trend through the afternoon as we see mostly sunny conditions and slightly warmer out across the interior. we'll be headed into the mid- to low-70s there. back at the bay, sunshine to prevail, upper 60s, even at the beach. we get a couple degree warmup from where we were yesterday. storm track continuing to move by due north crossing through basically from eureka northward here, saw a lot of rain up there yesterday. high pressure off central california keeping that storm track bumped to the north. it is beginning to sag south as you see moving south to cape mendocino here. could bring a sprinkling or two into the north bay from the tail end of what's left. better chance of rain tomorrow night into monday, again likely see the tail end of this
energy. should clear out by midday monday and it may bring just a sprinkle into the area. today there is officially a slight chance of rain in the picture moving south out of the north bay over the weekend and by monday early, it will be crossing the greater bay area. we're talking maybe a tenth to quarter inch in the city here so it's definitely not a big rainmaker for us but it's the next best chance. we will see conditions drying out through midweek and we are going to hang on to this spring- like pattern as you can see. we are bringing some moisture down from the north here slowly it appears to arrive here by late sunday into early monday morning. lots of moisture expected to prevail into midday monday before we see things winding down but as i mentioned, there just won't be a lot of accumulation out of this as we are looking for more sprinkles than anything else. across the region through the commute time, monday morning. taking a look at temperatures here today, we can expect mid- to upper 60s on the peninsula, warming into the low 70s as you
move to the south towards san jose and morgan hill. likewise east bay they will be warming up today, too. a few low 70s expected out there, livermore, concord, pittsburg, out in the east. as we move back to the water, upper 60s likely to prevail and in the north bay, same pattern, different song as we see again mid-70s up in santa rosa, cooling as you move south but looks like a lovely spring day taking shape. and as we take a look at our seven-day forecast, we see this pattern continuing with again a chance of sprinkles showing up midweek. that too is looking weak as you would expect this time of year. so other than a few light sprinkles, it looks like we'll have lots of good weather across the area for the next week as temperatures hover near that 70-degree mark which is classic for this time of year right where we ought to be. >> you're a sailor, right? this is almost kind of sailing weather? >> this is sailing weather indeed. need to a little more wind, though. kind of light right now. >> get the boat out on the bay.
>> thank you, jim. well, the u.s. military has used working dogs since the revolutionary war. during vietnam, nearly 10,000 dogs were trained and deployed over a 10-year period. these days, military dogs still play vital roles in iraq and afghanistan and thanks to one bay area woman, they and their handlers are not forgotten. kate kelly has their story. reporter: this is a daily event for gail snyder. >> hi! >> reporter: a trip to her pinole post office shipping c.a.r.e. packages to military out posts overseas. they are going to what she calls her teams, k-9 units, handlers and dogs in afghanistan and iraq. >> i started doing it myself. i didn't ask for any help. this was my project. this is going to be my way to say that i care. >> reporter: gail cares about the military men and women working side by side with dogs as sentries, scouts, bomb
detectors, trackers, in harsh conditions. >> that's some very unforgiving territory in iraq and afghanistan. we have medical supplies that need to go in... >> reporter: for ten years she packed boxes of supplies for handlers and dogs out of her home. but word spread and so did requests. last year she formed a nonprofit chapter of the united states war dogs association. today with volunteers at her local church she asks for donation to help fill the needs. >> it's not like there is a doggie store or a handler store or anything like that. they can't get these items. we try to keep them supplied with salves ointments, booties. >> reporter: so their feet don't burn in the sand and for handledders their socks and snacks. >> i think what she is doing is unbelievable. there should be more people like that. >> reporter: 90-year-old earl staples screened and trained thousands of dogs during world
war ii. he says their contributions in war are invaluable. and while the animals used to be euthanized after their tour of duty, a law passed in 2000 changed that. so now gail also helps returning dogs find homes. >> this one is from a team in afghanistan. we received your package today and it's greatly appreciated. >> reporter: e-mails of thanks, pictures, even a signed survival map are all treasures from a decade of volunteering. >> they are the heroes. they are the ones that give you your freedom, not me. i'm just the person getting the items to them. that's all. >> reporter: so for her efforts to support all of those fighting overseas, this week's jefferson award in the bay area goes to gail snyder. kate kelly, cbs 5. >> nominate your local heroes for jefferson awards online at our website, cbssf.com. you can click the connect button at the top of the page, then jefferson awards to find
the email nomination form. one of the bay area's most controversial companies is about to get more money out of its customers. coming up, what pg&e says it plans to do with all the extra revenue. >> and a new look for an historic landmark. how crews renovated a key building in the civil rights movement. oh, youant ? , wel spt it fema annncer de fsh, lig... .butry a fla... thiss ha. at inot lf. [ malennouer ] youave ou? witcinnon cnamo haveuch swee andeliousroma thaty faly c't wt toet tir hds othem
a man who was driving on oakland police right now are looking into the shooting death of a man driving on halladay avenue about 2:00 this morning near eastmont mall when someone opened fire and struck the driver, who then hit several parked cars before finally coming to a stop. police say the victim was rushed to highland hospital where he was pronounced dead. so far, there are no arrests in that case. well, the church where martin luther king once preached is back open to the public. ebenezer baptist church in atlanta was closed since 2007 while it had a restoration project. the church was restored to the way it looked back in the 1960s. the civil rights leader delivered his first sermons there. the church is now part of the national park system as a martin luther king national historical site. pg&e which supplies gas and
electricity to most of the bay area says it is about to charge customers more money. the san francisco-based utility will add about 30 cents a month to each customer's gas and electric bill this year. by 2014, it could be charging almost $7 more per month. pg&e says the money will be used for repairs and maintenance to pipelines. the increase was approved before last year's deadly gas explosion in san bruno. the as missed a chance to close out the tigers in the 9th. the giants place a key outfielder on the disabled list. and the nhl decides to suspend a player in the sharks stanley cup play-off series. kim coyle has that and more in this morning's sports report. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. the giants placed andres torres on the 15-day disabled list. torres strained his achilles' in the outfield last saturday. >> pablo sandoval made sure it wasn't a nail biter in arizona.
1st inning, two on, two out, when pablo hits a three-run shot into the pool. it's the third homer of the year for the panda. and that was plenty of run support for big daddy cane. he allows just one run in six innings. the giants beat the diamondbacks 5-2. as and tigers brian fuentes blew his first save as a maine green and gold. cabrera has a game tying homer at the top of the ninth. the tigers win in extra innings. the kings will be without jerrod stol for game 2. he was suspended for this controversial hit on sharks defenseman ian white. head coach todd mclellan doesn't expect white to play tonight. >> jerry rice missed the cut at the nationwide tournament in hey washington the hall of fame wide receiver shot an 81 for the second straight day and finished last. that's a look at sports. we'll see you tonight at 5:30. all right. thank you, kim. well, just a reminder, the second game of the sharks-kings play-off series tonight at 7
p.m. a little earlier than usual. also tonight, arena football the sabercats in tulsa. in major league soccer the earthquakes are on the road against the york red bulls. it's a stunning incident at a relatively peaceful park in north san jose. a woman and her dog attacked by two other dogs. what she has to say about her efforts to save her pet's life. also ahead, a convicted killer wants to become a woman. why he thinks you the taxpayer ought to pay for the surgery. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
more than a dozen people are dead, as powerful storms pelt parts of the u.s. tragedy on the tracks of caltrain, as a vacationing couple's rental car gets stuck at the worst time possible. and expect another action- packed night in downtown san jose, as the sharks continue their pursuit of the stanley cup. welcome back to weekend early edition. it is just about 8:29. good morning. i'm elizabeth wenger in today for ann makovec. >> i'm jim bernard, in to take a look at your weekend weather, which is shaping up to be lovely out there. looks like a great weekend for the sidewalk cafes, chilly first thing in the morning, but it will be warming nicely, as
we'll look for more blue skies to work over the bay. partly cloudy skies, low 70s today. even around the bay, couple degrees warmer than yesterday. still a chance of rain in the picture. we'll talk more about that for you, coming up in just a few minutes. >> thank you, jimi. harsh weather elsewhere is at the top of the news this half hour. severe thunderstorms and tornadoes have claimed the lives of at least 16 people in three southern states. powerful winds ripped roofs off houses, tossed cars into trees. melissa newton shows us some of the areas hardest hit. >> whoa! oh, my god, this is not good! storm chasers in mississippi caught this funnel cloud on video, tearing up power lines and transformers. debris spewed from the fast- moving cloud. >> downed power lines, all that. you got to be careful! >> reporter: the storm caused widespread damage in the town of quinton. this is the view from margaret
milton's bedroom. clear skies above and pieces of the roof below. >> told us to take cover. i went in the bathroom here and shut the door. the roof fell on my head, so i stayed there until it was over. and i don't have anything left. >> reporter: in arkansas, a tree smashed through a mobile home in garland county, killing a baby girl and her father. at least five tornadoes touched down in oklahoma. the worst, here in tushka, snapping huge trees in half like they were pencils and flipping schoolbuses over like pancakes. the town's school complex was decimated, part of an estimated 7-mile path of destruction. the storm dumped parts of someone else's house in a front yard and left cars up in trees, like stranded cats. >> it's like a war zone. >> reporter: two elderly sisters were killed. this neighbor returned home to help them, but it was too late. >> they were laying beside each other. she was still alive at the time, but it took a long time for the ambulances to get out because of the road. took about 30 to 45 minutes to get out here. by that time, she done passed
away. >> reporter: oklahoma's governor has declared a state of emergency and plans to visit here saturday. melissa newton for cbs news, tushka, oklahoma. well, late last night, three members of the same family died when a tornado hit their home in alabama. the governors of oklahoma and alabama have declared states of emergency. a prelude to a budget shutdown in washington. house republicans passed a bill to cut the deficit and slash the social safety net. the bill passed last night envisions cutting $6 trillion from deficits over the coming decade. it calls for changing medicare from a program that directly pays for people's medical costs into a voucher-like system that subsidizes purchases of private insurance plans. democrats say the bill's approach is unbalanced, especially since it also lowers tax rates for the wealthy. well, looking ahead to next year's presidential race, governor heal barber of mississippi won a republican presidential straw poll last
night in south carolina, an early primary state. the poll cuttinged by the charleston county republican party gave barber 22%. former massachusetts governor mitt romney was second with 12%. and he was followed by former pennsylvania senator rick santorum and donald trump. an indiana man is mourning the loss of his wife after the couples rental car was struck by a caltrain express train. the collision happened yesterday around 5:00 p.m. at the charleston avenue crossing in palo alto. that northbound express train was traveling at speeds topping 70 miles per hour before the accident. while the female driver was killed, her husband was able to escape the car just before the collision. locals say the particular crossing can be dangerous. >> i drive this area frequently and if there's not enough room -- if one car makes it across the track, you have to have enough for a second car. if not, you'll get stuck on the
actual track itself. and you'll be struck. >> none of the passengers on the train were injured. caltrain service, however, was delayed up to two hours in each direction, as emergency crews cleared up the scene. there is still no sign of two dogs that fatally mauled another dog and attacked the dog's owner in north san jose. cbs 5's kiet do spoke with the woman who is still recovering from the attack. >> reporter: the pictures are difficult to look at, showing dawn wilson bloodied and battered after a vicious dog attack, but they help tell the story of what happened. >> i looked across the open field that was there and i saw these two dogs running toward us. and i, i knew it was trouble. >> reporter: dawn and shadow, a huskey mix, were out for a midnight walk, when two dogs, a pitbull and pitbull mix came out of the darkness. >> they jumped on my dog and immediately took him down and he never got up again.
every time he was bitten, you know, he would yell in pain. >> reporter: the bloody grass and white fur at the park marks the spot where she tried to defend shadow for half an hour. the 66-year-old suffered a cut lip and lots of puncture wounds and cuts all over her hands, legs, and face. but the 12-year-old dog's leg was crushed and his lower jawas snapped off. the vet said it did not look good. >> she said that her recommendation was that they should put him down, and we didn't want him suffering anymore, so we agreed to that. >> reporter: san jose animal control was stepping up their investigation and spent the morning canvassing the park for clues. the attack has sent a chill through the dog walking community here, and owners say as long as these two pitbulls are still on the loose, they are not taking any chances. >> i won't be bringing my animals for sometime. >> it's not so much whether that pitbull is friendly or not. it's when they get aggressive, they are the toughest to get off of you. >> reporter: dawn used to own a
pitbull and doesn't blame the breed, but rather reckless owners. >> they must have known that they were like that, and you, you absolutely have to make -- take measures that they do not get out to harm people or other animals. >> reporter: in san jose, kiet do, cbs 5. the city's animal control department says the only way it can find the attacking dogs is if a tips is dter turns them in or if the owner comes forward. anyone with information is urged to call animal control, 408-794-7297. the fight to stop public toilets being built at a public park over an ancient burial site is hoping to stop the city from developing testify. some of the graves date back
3500 years. yesterday, activists marched through vallejo protesting what they believe is the looming desecration of native american graves at the ohlone burial site. >> we must take a stand for the indigenous people of this country. if we don't take a stand, they will continue to desecrate these sacred sites. >> we're not building a shopping mall on top of it, not building an apartment complex on top of it. it's going to be a nice, sacred quiet place where people can go and contemplate. >> the city says it plans to restore the grounds to their natural state. plans also call for a small parking lot and two bathroom stalls to the side of the culturally sensitive area. in sports news, tonight the sharks will try to go up 2-0 games in their first round playoff series against the los angeles kings. thursday night, san jose beat a southern california rival 3-2 in overtime. the kings -- after being
suspended by the league. the one-game suspension was given for a hit to the back of sharks ian wright. puck drops tonight at 7:00 p.m. at hp pavillion. do you have a sharks story every weekend morning? our producer loves the sharks. >> going to be a good day off the ice as well. i believe the a's in town as well, and they will have lots of sunshine out there this afternoon, after the early morning low clouds give way to a slightly warmer trend than we saw yesterday. that will put us in the mid to upper 60s in and around the bay and over at the coliseum, across the interior, warmer yet, as we'll see 70s popping up out there. we'll take a look at all the details coming up in just a few minutes. if an imprisoned killer wants to change genders, who should pay for the surgery? why one inmate believes taxpayers ought to foot the bill. up next, fermented food may not sound too appetizing, but find out why it appears to be a growing trend in the bay area. ,,,,,,,, hey marcel, watch this!
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welcome back. a tasty trend is brewing here in the bay area. more and more people are adding fermented foods to their diets. dr. kim tells us about the foods that taste good and are also good for you. >> these are whole vegetable pickles. >> reporter: alex is in a real pickle. several, in fact. >> we'll do everything from a very classic cucumber pickle to chili paste to sour kraut. >> reporter: alex owns the cultured pickle shop in berkeley. here, workers ferment locally grown vegetables the old fashioned way, with bacteria. >> bacteria has everything to do with it. >> reporter: in large steel tanks, shredded cabbage sits in a salty brine for six to eight
weeks. also in the tank, a common bacteria that releases carbon dioxide, giving the deliciously sour taste, hence sour kraut. >> it contains a whole sort of range of flavors that you might not ordinarily get. >> those little microbes and bacteria are working away. >> reporter: nutritionist say it's a good biotic, saying your gut and immune system will thank you. >> the more of a good bacteria that you have means the less of the bacteria which can be harmful to your system. >> reporter: live cultures can also be found in yogurt. as for alex, she likes the pickle she's in. >> you really start to gain appreciation of eating food
that's literally alive. >> reporter: cbs 5, health watch. well, one thing to keep in mind is salt. kim cease if you are on a salt- restricted diet, some of these fermented foods may have more salt than you want. seems like everything these days has more salt than you want. >> not a big fan of fermented food? >> i don't know. are you a big fan? i would have to do more research on fermented food. >> wine is fermented. >> oh, really, okay. well, i'm good with that. >> we're good with the day, too. from the looks of things, looking for sunshine in and around the bay this afternoon. cloud cover over the peninsula right now, patchy low clouds. we'll hang on to some of the high, thin clouds through the afternoon, as a slight chance of showers sweeps across the north bay today. it will be a minor event here with just a few sprinkles, if that, expected, as a weak disturbance clears the far north state. left a good bit of rain across the oregon border yesterday and we managed to see none of it, as high pressure off of the bay area here is keeping us high
and dry. we'll see that weaken and a chance of showers creeps into the picture for tomorrow night, into monday morning. for today, though, look for mostly sunny across the interior, slightly warmer, a couple of degrees into the mid to low 70s. for the hot spots, back to the bay, upper 60s for the warmer locations. even at the beach, we should see 60s today as the morning low clouds burn off to leave us with partly cloudy skies there as well. here's that track of clouds that move through the northern california area, across the oregon border yesterday, left a good bit of rain up there. rained all day long. our high pressure system keeping the storm track just to our north. it is going to sink a little bit to the south. could bring sprinkles into the north bay here by this afternoon, into tomorrow. better chance of some rain showing up in the bay area here. looks like tomorrow night, into monday. even at that, it's going to be a minor wrinkle in this thing. as you can see, not a lot of energy out here. the tail end of all this will sweep across the area early
monday morning. could leave a quarter of an inch of rain around for your monday morning commute. through the weekend, we will hang onto a slight chance of a shower or two, most of that moving south into the day monday. again, very minor event here, not much expected out of this energy. more clouds than rain for the bay area, but we will keep that chance of a few sprinkles creeping out of the north, slowly drifting to the south here. should make it through the greater bay area by monday morning, at least what's left of it. by that time, i wouldn't expect much in the way of rainfall accumulation. as you can see here, late tomorrow night, it begins to make a southerly trek, dissipating just to our south, across the area by midday monday morning. taking a look around the bay here for temperatures today, we'll look for mid to upper 60s on the peninsula, into the upper 60s, low 70s across the south bay. same scenario in the east.
moving farther inland, low 70s. we'll be warming up nicely today, cooling heading back to the water, upper 60s around the bay for berkeley and oakland. alameda checking in at about 65. warmer locations to the north, santa rosa at 73. napa at 74 here today. vallejo in the low 70s. closer to the waters, again, we'll look for upper 60s to prevail. low 60s at the beach for today, as skies gradually clear. we'll bring the chance of showers officially in the picture for the weekend, but realistically, i don't expect to see it until monday morning. another slight glancing blow on wednesday. could once again bring a few sprinkles into the area. does look like a spring pattern to continue into and through next weekend. so i think the big deluge of march have finally tapered off and left the area. we can officially call this spring now, as the weather seems to be cooperating. of course rainfall totals were well above normal for this time of year, so we can take a break
here. don't need any big rain storms. >> that's great. i for one am happy. >> ready? >> yes, i like sitting in the sun and reading and i still have the last two or three chapters of a book to push through. i need sunshine. >> two or three chapters left last i saw you! >> it's been a while. thank you. a peculiar legal issue surrounding an inmate serving time for murder. why he feels california taxpayers should foot the bill to transform him into a woman. but first, time to talk produce with tony t and pink grapefruit. well, today's tip of the day is going to be with pink grapefruit. talked about red, white, but pink grapefruit from florida from the indian river, take a look at this. come here. does this look beautiful or what? this tells the whole story. look at the texture, the color, the juices coming out when i squeeze it a little bit. it starts to come alive. ah, enough of this.
when you buy a pink grapefruit, here's what you want to do. perfect, look at the outside of it. you want to make sure there's a lot of pink on the outside. it's going to be juicier and sweeter on the inside. like all citrus, packed with juice and not pulp. store them on the counter, never the refrigerator, because it will turn the juice into pulp and you lose the nutritional value. we all know that grapefruit is a superfruit, loaded with nutritional value and very little calories. it's nice to look at these things. i'm going to try one. don't have to add any sugar whatsoever. by the way, not around for much longer. if you see them, get some, and enjoy them. when you do, think of me, tony tantillo, your fresh grocer. always be sure to eat fresh and stay healthy. my favorite part. oh, that is sweet! i'm going back in. bye-bye. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
the time now to dust off the stories from our archives. it was on this date back in 1947 the grand camp cargo ship exploded as it was being unloaded in texas. it remains the worst of the explosion and fire disasters on record, killing more than 40 people and destroying most of texas city. those fires raged for three days. and on april 16, 1972, apollo 16 blasted off from cape kennedy, florida. on that mission, astronauts john young and charles duke spent a record-breaking 71 hours on the moon. well, a little closer to home, oakland police right now are looking into the shooting death of a man who was driving on holiday avenue about 2:00 this morning near eastmont mall when someone opened fire and struck the driver, who then hit several parked cars before coming to a stop. police say the victim was rushed to highland hospital, where he was pronounced dead. so far, there are no arrests in that case.
a convicted killer wants you to pay for his sex change. in an unprecedented lawsuit, the biologically male inmate is suing the state of california. he says the state's refusal to make him a woman constitutes cruel and unusual punishment. robert lyles, now with more on the case that includes a novel interpretation of the 14th amendment. >> reporter: the department of corrections sees him as a he, yet inmate 79267 is lyra lisa stevens, with high dose estrogen. prescribed and injected by prison doctors, paid for by your tax dollars. but corrections says that's where it ends. in documents we've secured, the department writes, sexual reassignment surgery is not a covered benefit. at this time, it's denied. but stevens, convicted in 2002 for the shotgun murder of a san bernardino woman over a $400
clothing debt, sued the state. we uncovered this letter from 2008. stevens wrote the court, saying i believe i am entitled to this relief because it is vital to the due process of my rehabilitation. what rehabilitation? stevens developed a brain tumor while behind bars that had to be surgically removed. a prison doctor believed the tumor was connected to the high dose estrogen and reduced the hormone. but that's the twist. the doctor wrote, the current dose appears to be inadequate to accomplish and maintain femininization quality of life. so srs, or sex reassignment surgery, would improve quality and outcome of life. stevens' lawsuit argues that means medically necessary, so the state must pay to complete the transition to a woman. and even though it's a process he started before pulling the trigger, he told the court the
order would also allow me to conclude the preoperative stage of the transgender hormone therapy to become the surgically cured female that i should be. still the ca l appeals court. b >> stevens started this entire process without an attorney and still the case made it to a federal appeals court. a local attorney has picked up stevens appeal, convincing the court to block the details from the public as this appeal progresses. well, there is probably nothing worse than going on vacation and being caught short on cash. julie watts is on the consumer watch to show us how a bay area man's dream trip turned into a nightmare after his credit card company cut him off. >> we carefully saved up the money. >> reporter: it was supposed to be a dream vacation for jack and his wife, traveling throughout south america with a stop to meet his new granddaughter for the first time. >> couple of years ago, we gave up on credit cards. >> reporter: preparing for the trip took some special
planning. >> we prepaid hotels, prepaid airline tickets, knew what we would have to spend in tax and pocket money. and the rest we put on the paypal debit card. >> reporter: he chose paypal because of stellar debt production. halfway through the trip, he realized it may be too stellar. his account was frozen and he couldn't access his own money. >> julie, this was after i called them before i left and clearly let them know where i was going to be, how long, the whole eye continue rather. >> reporter: getting the account reactivated took an hour-long international call and money he didn't have. when paypal froze it a second time and wouldn't respond to his e-mails, he was out of luck. >> it was a humiliating feeling. >> reporter: his dream vacation turned into a nightmare. he couldn't pay his bills, had to cancel his tour. as for food? >> cup of coffee, orange juice, hard pieces of bread, my diet for seven days. >> in this situation, we made a mistake. >> reporter: paypal apologized for not reapplying to multiple e-mails and called jack
directly. >> she mentioned she heard from you and she was very nice and apologetic and she gave me a $500 credit. >> reporter: but when it comes to international travel, jack has a warning for consumers and debit card companies alike. >> if anything goes wrong with that credit or debit card, somebody could end up in jail. >> well, that report from julie watts. paypal recommends you always have a backup plan when traveling abroad. and extra credit card, cash or debit card. unfortunately in jack's case he ran out of cash and his backup atm card didn't work in the country he was in. it is a strange pairing. a silicon valley giant and a legend from the silent movie era. n]♪ >> coming up in our next half hour, google breaks new ground, by going old school. really old school. and something for your list of things you don't want to experience, getting stuck on an
a tragic tent to a california vacation, as a couple's rental car gets stuck on the caltrain tracks. a burglary unlike any other you've heard about. criminals make off with peculiar loot at a bay area bills. and tales of small spaces. an inside look at what it's like to be stranded on an elevator. one of my worst fears. it is just about 9:00 on the 16th of april, 2011. >> and your weekend weather, no reason to be in tight, small spaces today. weather should be lovely here, so get outside and enjoy it, as we will see clouds giving way to a little more sunshine around the peninsula here through the afternoon, as
temperatures warm out across the interior into the mid to low 70s. looks like a lovely weekend taking shape. chance of showers still in the picture. we'll talk more about that, coming up in a few minutes. an indiana man is mourning the loss of his wife, after the couples rental car was struck by a caltrain express train. the collision happened yesterday around 5:00 p.m. at the charleston avenue crossing in palo alto. the northbound express train was traveling at speeds topping 70 miles per hour before the accident. the female driver was killed, but her husband was able to escape the car just before the collision. locals say this particular crossing can be dangerous. >> i drive this area frequently and if there's not enough room, if one car makes it across the track, you have to have enough for a second car. if not, you'll get stuck on the actual track itself, and you'll
be struck. >> none of the passengers on the train were injured. caltrain service was delayed up to two hours in each direction as emergency crews cleared up the scene. well it, is an all-too common scene along many bay area highways. flowers, crosses, and photos marking the spot of a deadly crash. but as mark sayre reports from brentwood, roadside memorials along one local road are coming down. >> reporter: for drivers on the highway 4 bypass linking antioch and brentwood, the roadside memorial may pass in a flash, but to the morales family it, is a tribute to their nephew and cousin, 19- year-old cameron platte, who was hit and killed by a car here on april 3. >> happiest kid you could ever imagine. >> reporter: the family says the roadside memorial serves an important purpose. >> i think just being able to see how much he was loved. >> reporter: the highway 4 bypass authority had originally considered allowing memorials like this to stand for 14 days,
but this week, the board decided that because they are on public property, the board already has the authority to order them removed immediately for safety reasons. >> i know it's a huge deal actually, a huge deal just for the process of grieving. i'm still, i'm still grieving. >> reporter: brandon and holly morales are platte's cousins and say losing this memorial would be devastating to family and friends. >> when i go by here, i see him here and it remind me of him. >> reporter: authorities are concerned that the roadside memorials like this one can be distracting for drivers and also dangerous for those visiting to pay their respects, but the morales family says removing the memorial for cameron platte will only make them feel worse. >> right now, it would. >> reporter: mark sayre, cbs 5. crews working on the new bay bridge tower have reached another milestone. yesterday, they installed the fifth section of the snarl tower atop the eastern span.
as joe vazquez explains, it's a bit different than the rest. >> reporter: here's a time lapse of the capping of the suspension span tower of the bay bridge, that 500-ton white and brown piece moved into place and locked down around 5:15 this afternoon. the tower is now 495 feet high, eventually to support suspension cables a mile long. >> right now, we're lifting almost 500-ton piece of steel, over 500 feet in the air. >> well, the final section is set to be installed later this year, boosting the final height to 525 feet. the whole project is due to be complete in 2013. the fight to stop public toilets and a parking lot from being built over a public burial site is gaining momentum. the ancient ohlone burial site in vallejo is along the carquinez strait. a group of native americans
camped out there overnight hoping to stop the city from developing it. some of the graves date back 3500 years. yesterday, activists marched through vallejo protesting what they believe is the looming desecration of native american graves. >> if we must take a stand for indigenous people in this country. if we don't take a stand, they will continue to desecrate these sacred sites. >> we're not building a shopping mall on top of it, not building an apartment complex on top of it. it's going to be a nice, sacred, quiet place where people can go and contemplate. >> the city says it plans to restore the grounds to their natural state. plans also call for a small parking lot and two bathroom stalls to the side of the culturally sensitive area. in san jose, an unusual addition to the retail shops in san tan know row, set to open about an hour from now. tesla motors is opening a high tech showroom in the upscale shopping and entertainment district. the store includes an interactive display to pick your colors and accessories,
all for about $100,000. tesla says they are trying to shift the car buying experience away from dealerships with cars on site to a more made-to-order product. the company has 17 similar stores, including locations in new york, paris, and tokyo, and now san jose. well, a new vote in the ongoing budget debate in washington. house republicans passed a bill to cut the deficit and slash the social safety net. the bill passed last night envisions cutting more than $6 trillion from the deficit over the coming decade. it calls for changing medicare from a program that directly pays for people's medical costs into a voucher-like system that subsidizes purchases of private insurance plans. democrats say the bill's approach is unbalanced, especially since it also lowers tax rates for the wealthy. severe storms and tornadoes have been ripping through the south, killing at least 16
people now since thursday. in alabama last night, three adult family members were killed when a tornado ripped through homes. a county sheriff says the twister touched down, jumped, and then touched down again. in one area of alabama, four separate tornadoes hit over the span of five to six hours. alabama's governor declared a state of emergency for the entire state. the storm systemming ravaged eastward into mississippi, damaging or destroying dozens of buildings. that is just so scary. i lived in the south for a while, and the midwest. you hear those sirens go off. >> which way do you run? >> under the bed, or to the closet. i forget, what do they say? >> bathroom-- >> basement. >> basement's a good spot, too. and it is the most active time of year for tornadoes, spring. so we're definitely seeing an active season under way already this year. across the bay area, not so active, as we are looking at classic spring weather for us.
we'll see skies clearing out through the day, a bit more sunshine peeking out here and there today. still a slight chance of spring showers, which we'll take a look at, coming up in just a few minutes. there are things worse than being confined. well, still to come, what happens behind closed doors of a busted elevator. and one of the strangest burglary cases you'll ever hear about. the peculiar loot that disappeared from a bay area business. ,,,, [ male announcer ] for 5 bucks, you can get a sub.
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haul of goods. but forget police in san leandro are on the lookout for a group of burglars that recently netted a haul of goods. forget the usual targets. banks, jewelry shops or retail stores. as christin ayers shows us, it was a human hair heist. >> reporter: at first blush, looks like any other break-in. a man captured on surveillance video kicks down the door of
hair divas distributors. three others follow him in. >> i got robbed. >> reporter: but these thieves weren't after money. this was a high end hair heist. >> each of the suspects ran into the business, grabbed armfuls of hair extensions, then exited the business. >> reporter: that's right. those are the thieves hauling pricey human hair pieces, smiling as they make off with the manes. >> i want to get this business off the ground and i don't appreciate being robbed. >> reporter: it's the only bay area business of it's kind, offering human hair directly from india. women there sacrifice their hair for religious reasons. davis buy it is for high priced wigs. >> this is the most valuable. >> reporter: cops say criminals know the value and the trend of stealing strands is growing. >> anything that has value, someone will find a market for it to make some money off of. >> reporter: these thieves appear to know exactly what they were looking for. davis says they didn't even touch the cheap hair.
>> they are familiar with this industry and know the value of this hair. >> reporter: a clue that just maybe they are hair industry insiders. hair divas is closed for now, but davis has every intention of bouncing back. >> my hope is that people get enough courage to speak up. >> reporter: police say the thieves will likely try and sell the hair, possibly even straight out of their trunk. security has been beefed up here at hair divas, and they are offering a $1000 reward for information leading to arrest. christin ayers, cbs 5 from san leandro. >> i could use it, but it wasn't me. we had an emergency granola bar delivery. are you okay? >> yeah, i had an issue with my iphone alarm this morning, so i'm just a tick off all morning long. speaking of hair, hair is a little -- we can talk during the commercial break. >> as long as you got a granola bar, we'll be in good shape as we look to be in good shape
outside the window right now. let's take a look at sunshine around the bay here. peeking out across the bridges, but fog-bound at the coast here and across the city, as once again we're looking at patchy fog giving way to mid and upper level clouds. you see them streaming into the bay here at this time. there is a slight chance of some showers in the picture here for today, mainly in the north bay. i don't think it's going to be much of an event. could see a sprinkle or two, not going to ruin anybody's parade, taking a look at mount vaca, seeing the patchy fog. extensive throughout the bay area at this time, should break up through the day here and we'll hang on to that high cloud cover as we see the storm track cruising by to our north. we're beginning to pick up just the very southern edge of this energy as it slides south from the oregon border. left a lot of rain up there yesterday, but for the most part, the brunt of all this energy will continue to skirt by to the north. here you see the next frontal
boundary headed into oregon. we'll catch the tail end late tomorrow, into monday. could bring very light showers to the region, just in time for the commute monday morning. officially a slight chance of showers on and off through the weekend, mainly up across the north bay. we're talking sprinkles here, with better chance of some rain moving south into early monday morning. still talking about a few tents of an inch, if that, across the greater bay area, as the spring pattern continues. there's showers moving by to the north, slowly creeping to the south here, through today. as mentioned, could bring a sprinkle or two into the north bay. better chance for the greater bay area come monday, as the tail end of that next frontal boundary crosses the region. bit of moisture, mostly moisture aloft. i don't think we're going to see a lot hit the ground here. as mentioned, we'll be looking at a couple tenths of an inch. could see half an inch or better up in the north bay. at this point, looks like a minor event. for the most part, more clouds than rain for the bay area
here, as temperature wise we'll look for upper 60s to low 70s throughout the region today. back at the water, mid to upper 60s. moving away from the water, we'll warm up into the mid to low 70s across the south bay, even the beach should hit the low 60s today after the fog burns off. we'll look for those low 70s through the delta. liver more, concord, antioch, pittsburgh all hitting low 70s today, moving back into the east bay hills. looks like upper 60s for the most part. as you would expect, slightly cooler right at the water. santa rosa also heading into the low 70s, as will napa. we'll continue the trend into tomorrow, maybe slightly cooler tomorrow, as mentioned, better chance of measurable rain showing up first thing monday morning. that will cool things off a bit. another weak system crossing the area midweek, also bringing with it a chance of light shower activity. overall, this is a classic spring pattern for the bay area. weather will continue mild with a chance of some intermittent sprinkles, but hardly a washout
like last month. i think the pattern is finally broke and caught up with the season. so we'll be looking at more better weather. >> say that again. >> more better. >> i like the sunshine, so i'm all about it. >> there you go, sunshine, warmer temperatures, expect it for the next few months. >> thank you, jim. >> you bet. the a's miss a chance to close out the tigers in the ninth. the giants place a key outfielder on the disabled list, and the nhl decides to suspend a player in the sharks stanley cup playoff series. kim coyle has all of that and more in this morning's sports report. good morning, everyone. the giants placed andres torres on the 15-day disabled list. torres strained his achilles' in the outfield last saturday. pablo sandoval made sure it wasn't a nail-biter in arizona. 1st inning, two on, two out, when pablo hits a three-run shot into the pool. it's the third homer of the year for the panda, and that was plenty of run support for
big daddy cane. he allowed just one run in six innings. the giants beat the diamondbacks 5-2. a's and tigers, brian fuentes blew his first save as a member of the green and gold. cabrera leads off the ninth with a game-tying homer. tigers win in extra innings. the nhl suspended stole for this hit. white is not expected to play tonight. jerry rice missed the cut at the nationwide tournament in hayward. the hall of fame wide receiver shot an 81 for the second straight day and finished dead last. and that's a look at sports. see you tonight at 5:30. and just a reminder, second game of the sharks-kings playoff series tonight at 7:00 p.m., a bit earlier than usual. also tonight, major league soccer, earthquakes on the road to face the new york red bulls. while in arena football, the san jose saber cats are in
tulsa to take on the talons. google doodles. they are the fun way the website celebrates historic days. we'll show you the new doodle unveiled to celebrate the birthday of a world famous actor and why it is the first of it's kind. and for a lot of people in urban areas, they are a part of everyday life, but could you imagine being stuck in an elevator with over two dozen other people? we'll tell you how passengers in a new york city lift were finally freed. ,,,,,,
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mitt romney was second with 12%, followed by former pennsylvania senator rick santorum and donald trump. pg&e, which supplies gas and electricity to most of the bay area, says it is about to charge customers more money. the san francisco based utility will add about 30 cents a month to each customer's gas and electric bill this year. by 2014, it could be charging almost $7 more per month. pg&e says the money will be used to make repairs in pipelines. the increase was approved last year before the deadly gas explosion in san bruno. riding in a stuffy rush hour commuter train is a pretty uncomfortable experience. well, imagine getting stuck in an even more cramped elevator for more than an hour on the way to that train, with 28 of your closest friends. cnn's jeannie mose has the story now from new york. >> reporter: when those doors close, do you sometimes wonder what you would do if they
didn't re-open? would you kick and slap them, beat on them, bang against them, scream for help into the intercom and push more? now imagine there were 28 of you, coughing uncomfortably, trying to kill time. no, this wasn't some manhattan skyscraper. it was underground at the 181st street subway station, a station so deep they need elevators. elevators with a reputation for breaking down. >> we were very scared. >> reporter: and very hot. the video was shot by isabelle dimarco, an italian who came to new york two weeks ago to study english. it was the english of a fireman she heard about an hour after getting stuck-- >> we're going to get you guys. [ cheers & applause ] >> reporter: the voice, comforting a little girl whose face we've obscured, she had
had a panic attack. >> it's all right. it's okay. wait here, you'll be okay. five more minutes, you and your woman will be the first two to leave. young and the old. >> reporter: an hour and a half is bad, but that's nothing compared to the guy who spent almost two days stuck in an elevator with nothing to eat but a pack of rollaids and a bottle of water. it was 11 1:00 on a friday night, wasn't rescued until 4:00 p.m. sunday. he reportedly got a six-figure settlement from the building and david letterman parodied his video. [ laughter ] >> reporter: but at least elevators don't discriminate. even pop stars like the jonas brothers get stuck in them. >> this is like my worst nightmare. >> reporter: they got trapped after a concert. took more than half an hour to
get them out. sometimes the call of nature comes before the rescuers. nicolas white pride open the doors and relieved himself down the elevator shaft. as for the little girl-- >> i got to pee! >> reporter: despite her dance of desperation, oh, yes, she could, and did, but whatever you do, learn from letterman. >> press the button, idiot. >> reporter: jeannie mose, cnn, new york. >> i'm going to have hype conned yeah of elevators! i don't like seeing things like that. >> creeps me out. i like to take the stairs whenever possible. >> so not just for exercise? at least you admit it on live television, i love that. >> oh, geez. terrible. >> our elevator at work often gets stuck. it does. maybe it's on weekdays. >> ah, okay. >> we often have a broken sign,
and there's no stairs. >> uh-oh. you've probably seen google's altered logo on holidays and other important dates. well, now the mountain view- based search engine is using a new tool to celebrate the birthday of one of the world's first movie stars. we'll show you how, coming up. ,, [ female announcer ] why settle for plain bread when you can have pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits? the warm, light delicate layers are like nothing else. add a layer of excitement to your next meal. ♪ with cinnabon cinnamon have such a sweet and delicious aroma that my family can't wait to get their hands on them. enjoy cinnabon cinnamon...
welcome back. well, live shows this evening, if you're planning a night out on the town. jerry seinfeld is bringing his road show to the historic paramount theater in oakland. 7:00 show is a sellout. guess i'm out of luck. tickets are still available for the 9:30 performance. continuing the night of comedy theme, dj hughley is performing in downtown san jose this evening. show times at the improv, 7:00 and 9:00. >> 9:30 show still available? >> yeah. >> can't wait.
celebrating holidays and anniversaries with quirky changes to google's logo has become a fun tradition. but this is a first. n]♪ >> celebrating the 122nd birthday yesterday, the short video was embedded as the search engine's logo and played homage to chaplin's slap stick comedy. the video was filmed locally in fremont, on the same side of the niles movie studio that the real life chaplin used back in the day. in fact, the museum on the site had regular screenings of silent films. >> i love silent films. >> great. a postage stamp now in circulation appears to show a photo of the statue of liberty. sadly, that is not the case. it's really a picture of a replica of the statue that stands outside new york, new york hotel casino in las vegas. a stamp expert pointed out the