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>> you call me a guest, but we put you to work! >> welcome to channel 5. [ laughter ] >> it's wonderful. we have known george for years. it's an honor to be on the same set with you. >> a pleasure. cbs i mentioned earlier, i got my start in broadcasting with many years at kcbs radio so this feels like home. >> all right. if you are just leaving your home and you're getting ready to head out the door this morning, you'll be greeted with low clouds and patchy fog. kind of acting like a blanket this morning, not as chilly as 4 hours ago. it is now in the low 40s in santa rosa, upper 40s in livermore. here's how we will stack up the numbers today. 50 partly sunny at the beaches. 70 sunnyvale through saratoga. willow glen today in the upper 60s. numbers east of the bay low 70s. the further inland you go about 72 degrees towards discovery bay. otherwise, mid-60s in dublin and boy, when that wind kicks up late day out of the west 10 to 20, it's blustery at times. 50s stinson beach to upper 60s
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in napa and in sonoma and good morning, lakeport! your high temperature 76. got the weekend forecast at 18 minutes after the hour. a quiet start to the morning commute, thankfully. we have winds at the bay bridge this morning. but it's a light and easy ride even here at the altamont pass for westbound interstate 580. you can see the drive time looks great as we are only clocking a 15-minute trip time from the altamont pass out to interstate 680. so look for a good ride there. if you are heading toward the golden gate bridge this morning, southbound 101 drive through marin, look at that, 14 minutes from san rafael down to the toll plaza. tracking one accident here, but traffic light enough at the early hour on 17 southbound even with the left lane blocked, you should make an easy trip southbound to santa cruz. california lawmakers just approved a hike in the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
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it will be gradual over the next six years. the state will become the first in the nation to commit to such a large pay increase for low income workers. it comes after the governor personally brokered a deal with labor leaders and top lawmakers. the democrats used the term economic justice. >> too many workers are working full time for poverty wages. enough is enough. this bill will have tremendous opportunities. >> republican opponents of the wage hike say it will cause employers to cut entry level jobs and raise prices and hurt senior citizens living on fixed incomes. last night new york passed its own $15 an hour bill. developing news out of san francisco where the police department is in the spotlight one more time over racist text messages. kpix 5's anne makovec joins us live. she is at sfpd headquarters with how this could spark some serious change in their department. anne, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. sorry, it's a little dark out here. we just lost our lighting.
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but talking about this controversy, which is really showing some deep divisions amongst the people in charge of justice in san francisco, from the police department to the d.a.'s office to the public defender, all about these racist texts. >> talking about african- americans using the "n" word, talking about members of the lgbt community also in a very disparaging fashion. >> reporter: that is the district attorney who says a handful of officers texted those messages to each other last year. he says those officers were mocking the public outcry around an earlier text message scandal involving 14 other officers. the police said it wasn't that widespread. some of the officers just received a single message. as for those accused of sending them, the chief says two have separated from the department. two are facing termination by the police commission and one even facing criminal charges. that's jason lei. his criminal charges for sexual assault allegations is what
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started this whole unveiling of these text messages last year. we are going to talk more about what he is going to happen with some of the cases that those officers were working on coming up in the next half-hour. right now live in san francisco, anne makovec, kpix 5. new this morning a new effort to close the digital divide and make the internet more accessible for millions of americans. yesterday, the federal communications commission voted to expand a program that subsidizes internet and phone service. in december, those who qualify will be able to apply for the $9 a month subsidy. the program will have a $2.25 billion budget. state tax authorities around the country are trying to beat back a surge in fake filings by identity thieves. some states are telling people that refunds may take longer than normal so they can verify that the returns are real. officials are also questioning taxpayers more closely about their own identities and seeking advice from the irs, which has had its own problems
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with fraud. to campaign 2016. donald trump is having trouble shaking one of his boldest sound bites. cbs' don champion on how the front-runner is coping and how his rivals are taking advantage. >> reporter: donald trump is still trying to clarify his controversial remarks on abortion. appearing on fox news last night, the republican front- runner suggested msnbc edited the town hall during which he asserted women should be punished for having abortions if the procedure were to become illegal. >> you really had to hear the whole thing. this is a long convoluted question. this was a long discussion. and they just cut it out. >> reporter: in a statement, msnbc maintained absolutely no part of the exchange between trump and chris matthews was edited out. the issue followed trump to washington yesterday as he met with gop leaders to discuss party unity and delegate allocation. rival ted cruz is leading trump in wisconsin where he is counting on a win in next
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week's primary. >> there's no doubt that donald trump is the kim kardashian presidential candidate. he sits on twitter and makes a lot of noise. but he has no solutions to fixing the problems. >> reporter: trump also trails both hillary clinton and bernie sanders among registered women voters. clinton bashed trump in new york yesterday and set herself apart from sanders on women's rights. >> i know senator sanders supports a woman's right to choose but i also know planned parenthood action fund and naral endorse me because i have led on this issue. [ applause and cheers ] >> reporter: sanders is ahead of clinton in wisconsin, but still trails her by a wide margin in the delegate count. don champion, cbs news. >> the presidential candidates make a final push in wisconsin this weekend before tuesday's primary elections. president obama will speak today at the second and final day of the nuclear security summit attended by world leaders in the nation's capital. the president has made freeing the world of nuclear weapons a theme during his presidency. his final nuclear summit comes
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at a time of heightened concern about north korea's nuclear weapons development and the possibility that "islamic state" could set off radioactive bombs. mountain view police are looking for two robbers identified as 60-year-old scott yoeman and 55-year-old rebecca fowler. they are accused of swiping two phones from a sprint store on north ranksdorf avenue wednesday night. a witness tried to take a picture of the license plate then the female suspect allegedly attempted to mow that person do you. parked car before speeding off. san francisco police are investigating a home robbery after a homeowner says she was held at gunpoint. it happened at junipero serra boulevard. that happened wednesday night. the woman says four robbers barged into her home demanding cash and jewelry. two of the robbers pointed guns in her face as the others ransacked the home. no arrests have been made. millbrae police arrested this man in connection with a hit-and-run on el camino real. investigators say humphrey chan ran over a 65-year-old man on
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tuesday and then took off. chan surrendered yesterday. the pedestrian is expected to survive. some big changes may be coming soon around the area of the claremont hotel in the oakland hills. developers and the city of oakland are in talks to build 45 new condos in one of the parking lots at the claremont hotel and spa. the project would be geared toward retired couples. we asked people who live right next to the property what they think of the idea. >> i think it would look better than a parking lot. >> as long as they are tasteful. >> i think it really kind of destroys the heritage of this site. i really do. it's, um, the claremont's just gorgeous. it's historic. and i think putting condos in here is a mistake. >> neighbors say they are also concerned about extra traffic. a dispute linked to stadium rent for the 49ers forced the santa clara city manager to
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leave his job early. the city put julio fuentes an paid leave last week two months early. the move came after he cut the 49ers rent at levi's stadium by $5 million without clearing it with the city council. fuentes originally resigned during a grand jury investigation into stadium finances and after he made claims of racial discrimination. in the central valley a naval air station investigating how a driver bypassed its security and crashed in a fighter jet. the fatal collision happened yesterday morning in lemoore. the driver was fleeing the chp after they stopped him on the side of the road. they caught him by the naval station where he crashed through the gates and smashed into a parked f-18 jet. the driver and passenger died. in a few hours some peninsula schoolchildren will present their science experiments to the experts including representatives from
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a couple of prominent tech companies. kpix 5's kiet do is in redwood to tell us about an event that's focused this year on current and future generations. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. you know, a lot of us grew up that were more practical. potato clocks and playing music. sandpiper elementary school in redwood city wanted to steer the kids towards the 21st century by doing a science fair with a theme and that theme is find an idea that protects the environment where the students can do it locally but eventually scale it up to a global level. kids will learn small efforts over time can lead to big results. the students also worked in small groups to learn team work. expert judges from microsoft, tesla and the local school board will be on hand here to quiz and inspire the students. now, we met up with a group of young girls who wanted to know what they could do to make compostable materials biodegrade faster. they found that the bacteria in soil did not like it when
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conditions are cool and dry. >> and it has to be moist and warm. >> i think these kids at this early age are aware of it so if they can do something about it, not just say it but actually do something, they can learn something from it, i think it will be a better world that they live in than what we're living in right now. >> reporter: the big second annual science fair here at sandpiper elementary school kicks off at 8:30 a.m. live in redwood city, kiet do, kpix 5. a's facing off against the giants. first game of the bay bridge series. while the fans enjoyed the ballgame, some were shocked by a few new rules at the ballpark. we'll let you know what you can't bring to baseball games. >> and i have that forecast coming up later as well as boy, you suffer from allergies, i was miserable yesterday! the pollen report coming up. >> and a high wind advisory still in effect for the bay bridge this morning. it hasn't yet slowed the traffic. the folks at caltrans tell me it was updated at 3 a.m.
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and it's still in effect. the kpix 5 morning news will be right back. look, i know you're a cow and all. and you may not know what i'm talking about, but, uh. the yogurt made from your milk, is delicious. mmmm, yoplait.
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the preseason home opener in the books at at&t park, there is a new san francisco ordinance for ballplayers. no chew. the rule approved by the san
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francisco board of supervisors bans smokeless tobacco or chew in stadiums. there are fines associated with the no chew rule. the giants general counsel says major league baseball has been working to phase out the habit for a while. >> baseball already bans the use of spoke less tobacco in the minor -- smokeless tobacco in the minor leagues so most of that ban through the system. >> san francisco isn't the only system with the ban. los angeles and chicago have similar rules. and another noticeable change at the ballpark if you go. new safety netting to protect the folks sitting near the dugout is mandated by mlb. every stadium had to upgrade it. that's a good idea. 5:15. let's check in with george! >> george! >> good morning. [ laughter ] >> can we hear that again in unison? [ laughter ] >> george! >> it's an easy start to your ride around the bay. no major incidents to slow your trip. in fact, we're talking about
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the wind advisory here at the bay bridge for your westbound ride and it has been in place since the early-morning hours. still getting reports from the chp of gusting winds especially of concern to you if you drive a high-profile vehicle. taking a look at your ride here on 92, the san mateo bridge, the right side of your screen is the commute direction. it's just 11 minutes for your ride over to foster city as you head out of hayward. left side there the noncommute direction and it's delay-free. and look at these drive times. still great even for the altamont pass and for highway 4. normally the early- morningiest to back up even on a light day like the friday we're hoping for. carquinez bridge to the maze, just 18 minutes. and a reminder, expect heavy traffic especially because of all the construction south of market here. so there are going to be delays around the city with the giants game tonight. and don't forget, across the bay we're also going to be looking at delays on the nimitz freeway when the warriors meet
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the celtics at 7:30 p.m. go, warriors! and go, roberta! let's get a look at the weather. hopefully i'll be there sunday to watch their 56th consecutive win at home. >> that's what you call the presumptive close. very good, roberta. >> good morning, everybody. time to take a look at our weather watcher. steve in los altos says it's 46 degrees. he says spring is in the air. yet there is frees on the roof. okay. steve, i think that's april fool's joke. really. is there frost out there in loss al snows let's take a look at some of the temperatures. we are in the 40s and 50s and the winds have been blowing up to 12 miles per hour this morning. i'm not looking at any frost as you head out the door. what i am looking at is a shield of clouds lining up against the coast.
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low clouds and patchy fog. combination of low and mid- level clouds today. i'm going to refer to it as partly sunny and warmer, although that west wind kicks up late day. it adds a chill to the air. the pesky area of low pressure hanging out all week long out over southern california trying to make tracks towards arizona, high pressure building in from the north. when you see these lines really tight together, this is our wind particle map, that's a pressure gradient. that means we are going to have breezy winds late day. it's currently in the 40s going up to 73 for your getaway friday in sacramento. 10 inches of snow this week in the high sierra. squaw valley extending their season. nothing but springtime skiing and boarding for the weekend, dress in layers. 50s, 60s and 70s, take your pick. 72 degrees, that will be in the discovery bay area. 77 in cloverdale. the pollen is off the charts. i had a really bad yesterday when the wind-whipped the pollen around, same again
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today. here's our extended forecast. we are calling for a string of sunshiny days pushing 80 degrees on saturday. a slight chance of april showers next week, just slight. the a's travel to at&t park today to face jake peavy on the mound for the giants. 57 degrees. bundle up. it is cool at the park. kind of feeling like candlestick in these preseason games. peavy has made such a difference for the giants coming over from the white sox. >> he is a gritty guy. >> greety? >> gritty! >> not a greety guy. [ laughter ] >> cool guy. thank you, ro. >> thanks, roberta. new this morning, bay area rock group metallica is playing a free show in berkeley but there's a catch. the show is scheduled on april 16. it will be held at rasputin's. to get one of the 300 seats you need to enter a contest online or in person at the place.
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you will only be able to win a single particular. the free show all in celebration of national record store day. tesla, palo alto, get in line for one of those, too. they unveiled their new model 3 last night. >> yup. the price of $35,000 it could help electric cars go mainstream. ceo elon musk showed off the vehicle in southern california last night. he said it will have many features -- safety features and autopilot hardware and it can go from 0 to 60 in less than 6 seconds. around the bay area, people lined up to make $1,000 deposits to reserve one. >> it is a pretty reasonable car. it can be afforded by a large majority of the society. >> i love the cachet, the things of being able to -- i can drive in a fast "green" car and it's still energy- efficient. >> the company plans to start delivering cars at the end of 2017. it hopes to build half a million model 3s a year at its
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factory in fremont. it's 5:20 on this friday. another case of racism inside the sfpd. officials caught exchanging offensive text messages. we'll tell you how chief greg suhr is reacting next. >> what's cool about your school? email your nomination to us at coolschools@kpix.com. we may come and feature your school on the show. we'll be right back.
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hey, good morning, everybody. let's hit you with some baseball and why not? bay bridge series was back last night. a's and giants, there is the 2016 edition at third and king. jeff samardzija with five shutout innings. five strikeouts for him. bottom of the 5th buster posey on hendricks and redick took his eye off it. that's the only way it could have gotten away like that. denard span scores. giants win 3-1. they will play again today. let's drop the puck for you. nhl, former sharks favorite hanen given respect before the game with vancouver last night. tied at 2 but not after hanson got it in the back of the net.
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vancouver won the game final of 4-2. sharks are already in the play-offs so don't worry. vancouver, they were -- they had a nine-game losing streak halted at the shark tank last night. that's sports at this hour. everybody have a terrific friday! i'll see you around. >> you know, that's just not a problem, vern. we are going to ice it up on this friday. play of the day, a second serving of sharks. watch. >> off thornton, then to joe, in front, they score! patrick marleau and the sharks get on the board! it's 2-1! >> there you go. patrick marleau got san jose's first goal of the game if the second period. a pretty goal -- in the second period. a pretty goal but they lost. they will likely start the play- offs on the road. but they did get our friday play of the day. it is 5:5. the minimum wage is going up but what does that really mean for workers across california? we'll break it down when we come back.
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>> reporter: and more allegations of racist texts being sent within a local police department. coming up, how that showing of growing rift between the police chief and the district attorney. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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traffic ad libs good morning. it's friday, april frank mallic one elementary school in redwood has come up with a novel approach to science projects and that's make the kids come up with a way to save the planet. >> from the kpix 5 weather studio, good morning, everyone. it's no joke no april fool's joke. we have 80s in the forecast. i'll show you which day to company it. >> a quick look at your ride
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across the golden gate bridge where they are clearing an accident from the southbound lanes. the accident occurred at the north tower. 14 minutes from san rafael into san francisco. >> good morning, i'm maria medina in for michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. police want your help tracking down two robbery suspects, a man and woman. they are accused of stealing two phones from a sprint store north rangesdorf avenue on wednesday night. a witness tried to take a picture of their license plate and the female suspect allegedly tried to run her over. she missed slamming into a parked car before speeding away. millbrae police say this man surrendered after being accused for a hit-and-run on el camino real. investigators say humphrey chan ran over a 65-year-old man on tuesday and took off. the pedestrian will survive. it's 5:30.
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a check of weather with roberta. that all-important weekend forecast. >> today's april fool's. >> i have no game face. i can't play poker. >> i was trying to say we have snow on mount diablo this morning. no, didn't work. april fool's! [ laughter ] >> as you step out the door this morning, it is a cool start to your day. we do have some clouds. isn't that beautiful? we have the return of the marine layer. yeah, very gothic, right? temperatures into the 40s and 50s. 54 in san francisco. later today our temperatures pretty close to average except the far reaches of the north bay will be the warmest. west winds 10 to 20 miles per hour. adds a chill to the air. 70 in morgan hill. campbell, cupertino, also saratoga and los gatos. low 70s in the far reaches of the east bay we are talking about discovery bay.
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mountain house and in truckee. and -- tracy. numbers in the north bay from 58 degrees in stinson beach to 66 in novato. this is what i'm talking about. we have temperatures in the 80s. i'm going to tell you when and that's coming up about 48 minutes after the hour. hi, george. >> hi, roberta. i'm going to tell you how long it's going to take to get around the bay this morning. light drive times at this early hour. we are not looking at any major problems yet although we do have a wind advisory in place here at the bay bridge. look how the backup is starting to begin as it forms westbound. we just have seen the metering lights activated here at the bridge. that's why it's a little slower. the ride on highway 280 northbound as you can see 101 northbound looks good at 11 minutes and you're highway 87 the guadalupe drive time problem-free. bart still running shuttle trains. north concord and pittsburg-bay
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point. but otherwise no problems. and no delays for caltrain or the muni metro this morning. frank, maria? >> thanks, george. developing news in san francisco where the police department is getting more bad press because of racist text messages. kpix 5's anne makovec is live at sfpd headquarters with why this case could spark changes in the department. >> reporter: we are talking about allegations of racist texts as well as derogatory comments about people who are lgbt. >> we still stand by the fact that anybody capable of these kind of texts should not be a police officer. >> reporter: that's police chief greg suhr after the first reports came out last year. he says he is already dealing with the problem. two of the officers accused have, quote, separated from the department, two facing termination by the police commission and one is facing criminal charges. but the san francisco district attorney says the problem is much bigger than that. >> this problem is more systemic and it needs to be
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addressed in a deeper fashion. >> reporter: and now the public defender says his office will be going through every criminal case worked on by any of the officers involved in the scandal to see if discrimination could have been in play and the police union has sent out a statement as well saying that these sort of comments do not reflect on the organization as a whole nor the majority of police officers many of whom are of various races or lgbt themselves. live in san francisco, anne makovec, kpix 5. >> thanks, anne. an alarming wake-up call for the bay area. the cdc says the zika virus danger zone has expanded into northern california. originally the virus carrying mosquitos were supposed to be contains in the southern gulf states in parts of the southwest and southern california. the news has pregnant women on edge. >> it's frightening. i thought it was never something i needed to worry about. so yeah, a little terrifying. >> so far, the species of
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mosquito that carries the zika virus has not arrived in the area but officials say that could change as we approach the summer months. >> the dea is cracking down on counterfeit prescription drugs after at least 7 deaths in northern california. it's all linked to one drug. the pills are laced with fentanyl, the dead leest opiod which can be 50 times more potent than heroin. the deaths are reported in sacramento county and in each case the drug had been disguised as hydrocodone. >> the biggest priority we have in the region right now is to take these pills off the street and to stop the people that are selling these pills. >> agents say these pills are being passed between teens and most who take the lethal dose don't even know what they are taking. starting today, women will be able to get birth control at pharmacies without a doctor's prescription. a new law permitting pharmacist- issued birth control goes into effect today t includes self- administered hormonal
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contraception like patches or the pill. pharmacies will not be required to offer the service. and under the new law, california will not have a minimum age to get it. california is the third state to allow over-the-counter birth control. washington and oregon have similar laws. hike in california's minimum wage to $15 an hour is a big go. state lawmakers approving the measure yesterday that would raise the wage incrementally over the next six years. and that puts california on track to lead the nation by enacting that for lower income workers. it comes after governor brown personally brokered a deal with labor leaders and top lawmakers. >> too many workers are working full time for poverty wages. enough is enough. this bill will have tremendous opportunities. >> republican opponents say the wage hike will cause employers to cut entry level jobs and raise prices which will hurt senior citizens living on fixed
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income. last night new york state legislature passed its own $15 an hour bill. the city of philadelphia is apologizing to the late jackie robinson for the racism he experienced in the city of brotherly love. yesterday the city announced it would name april 15th as a day to honor robinson's achievements. that's the day he broke the color barrier in 1947 and became the first black player in major league baseball. he was refused service at a philadelphia hotel that year and was taunted with racial slurs by philly's players. a virginia state trooper who was shot when a suspect opened fire at a greyhound bus station has died. trooper chad dur mayer died after being shot multiple times yesterday afternoon. the gunman was killed by two other troopers. two other civilians were also shot but they are expected to recover. investigators don't know yet what sparked the shooting. the gunman has not yet been identified. how about some politics? campaign 2016, donald trump is trying to forget one of his boldest comments yet but his
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rivals won't let it go. wednesday on msnbc, the billionaire said that if abortions were illegal, a woman should be punished for getting one. he quickly backtracked saying the doctors should be the ones punished. trump claims the interview was edited. msnbc says no. and while trump takes new meetings his rivals continue to pounce. >> donald trump is the kim cash dash yann presidential candidate. he sits on twitter and -- and makes a lot of noise. but he has no solutions to fixing the problems. >> according to cbs poll when it comes to registered women voters trump trails hillary clinton and bernie sanders. tesla palo alto has now given the world its first look at an electric vehicle geared toward the affordable car market. ceo elon musk showed off the model 3 in southern california last night. he said it will have many safety features including autopilot hardware which will be standard and it can go from zero to 60 in just less than 6
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seconds. around the bay area people lined up to make $1,000 fosses to reserve one. >> it's a reasonable car. it can be afforded by most society. >> i love the cachet. i can drive in a fast green car and it's still energy- efficient. >> the company plans to start delivering cars at the end of 2017. the share price in tesla went up 2% yesterday closing at $230. it's climbed from a february low and is back where it started at the beginning of 2016. >> good-looking car, too. amazon enlarging a program for people who would like to reorder popular products. jill wagner of cbsmoneywatch.com joins us with more. >> reporter: good morning. it is the first day of the month and the first day of a new quarter here on wall
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street. the markets have slowly been rebounding since the worst start to a year ever. the dow fell 31 points. the nasdaq rose slightly. he got the big jobs report. the labor department says the economy added 215,000 jobs in march slightly more than expected. the unemployment rate did tick up a bit from 4.9% to 5% but that's in part because more people are just now looking for work. soda consumption in the u.s. fell for the 11th consecutive year in 2015. that means it is now at its lowest level in 30 years. and soon you will be able to get more house hold products in a dash. amazon is expanding its reordering program. the amazon dash button will include brands like starbucks, red bull, doritos and vitamin water. those gadgets cost about 5 bucks. you will get that back on your first order. >> so jill, a huge trend in fashion is leisure workout close you can wear all day and
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now beyonce is getting in on it. >> reporter: yeah. that's right. and i'm with you on that. yoga pants, the whole day long. >> you and everyone else. >> reporter: beyonce -- yes. beyonce's launching a new active wear and at leisure clothing line called ivy part, sweatshirts, leggings, sport bras. prices go from $30 to $200. the line goes on sale april 14 at top shops, nordstrom's and other stores. if only i looked as good as that when i worked out. >> beyonce is everywhere, i swear. >> she could make a lot of money, too. have you been in "lululemon" or lucies or athleta? i'm okay with that. thank you, jill wagner of cbsmoneywatch.com. later this morning, some peninsula kids get to show their science projects to some tech professionals. >> it's part of an annual fair at an elementary school. let's check with kiet do in redwood city with details on the event that has a green and forward-looking theme this
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year. take it away, kiet. good morning. >> reporter: yes. good morning, normally science fairs, you know, they are not so practical. you got kids doing things like potato clocks and playing music for plants. but this year, sandpiper elementary school in redwood city wanted to do something different and have a theme, make the kids focus on solving a huge problem that they will be facing in their lifetimes. this year's theme is save the planet where the students can carry out at a local level protecting the environment and scale it up to a global level. small he was will lead to big results. -- small efforts will lead to big results and they learn team work. expert judges from microsoft, tesla and the school board will be on hand for the student. we met up with girls who wanted to know what they could do to make compostable materials biodegrade faster. so this year's theme is based on a new year's resolution, which is to try to do small things to help the earth. >> does this make you want to grow up and be a scientist?
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or go into science? >> well, the results so far, yes. everything is science so it makes the topic large and you can choose whatever you want. >> think about the future for them. so we are really encouraging them to be problem solvers and look at 21st century thinking and how we can get them ready for helping the planet because they will be next. >> reporter: the big science fair kicks off today here at sandpiper elementary school in redwood city at 8:30. kiet do, kpix 5. we are going to take you outside and take a look at highway 880 moving along on a friday. george rask will have traffic and roberta has the important weekend forecast coming up. we'll be right back. it's a friday, whoo, whoo! why not! ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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5:45 on friday. we are all feeling pretty good. >> yes, we are! >> whoo, whoo! [ laughter ] >> one more time! >> you're feeling good, george. >> i am. it's friday. the weekend is coming. we have warriors tonight. we have bay bridge series tonight and we have light traffic for a friday morning. even here on interstate 580, guys, look at this. all that green and just a little yellow showing on the maps means a drive time of just 15 minutes from the altamont pass to 680. so that's a much easier than usual ride. here's a live look at your nimitz commute interstate 880. this is near 66 and the coliseum. the traffic heading away from us, that's the northbound ride into downtown oakland. right now, it's just an 11 to 14-minute drive time from 238. make it 16 minutes from 238 up to the macarthur maze. here's your bay bridge ride. bit of a backup. oh, no, but look at this.
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that's only about a 14 minute trip time. that's the one advantage of the early hours, isn't it? there is no commute traffic when we drive in. high wind advisory still in effect. and for your ride to the richmond/san rafael bridge, look how light it is. in about an hour or so, guys, we should start to see this slowdown. but for now it's an easy trip heading to san rafael. and a quick look one last time here at the ride on highway 92, where the san mateo bridge is an easy trip. it won't back up here until around 6:30, quarter to 7:00 before we start to see the slow traffic even on a friday. and for your ride here at the golden gate bridge, that accident on 101 southbound has been cleared from the lanes. no delays. and just about, oh, a 24 minute trip time from san rafael down to the toll plaza. 5:47 in the morning. george, are we having fun yet? >> i am! [ laughter ] >> just want to make sure. it is a fun friday. looking ahead towards the weekend, lots of fun doings sold out 9,000 runners for the san francisco rock and roll
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half marathon. you will see the runners across the golden gate bridge this weekend. please be very mindful of that. and boy, the weather is going to be terrific. clear skies and 54 degrees. right now we have a layer of loaf clouds and some areas of patchy fog limiting visibility somewhat. so we'll be taking a look at the airports for the possibility of airport delays. 40s and 50s stepping out. a breeze out of the south at 12 miles per hour. here's the shield of low clouds and patchy fog. it's the marine layer that's hugging the coast of california at this hour. we'll call it partly sunny today with some clouds drifting in and out. temperatures are set to go up away from the bay and then we have a slight chance of a rain shower next week. this pesky area of low pressure still sitting over arizona now. high pressure system trying to build in from the north. when you see these lines on the wind particle map and these lines are tight together that's a good indication we have a pressure gradient between the high and low and breezes as a
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result. breezy conditions and with that low now exiting to the east and high pressure trying to build in from the west. partly sunny skies today in santa cruz at 64 degrees. we have a hazard statement in effect for all of our local beaches. rip currents a possibility. and never have your back to an angry ocean. 73 taste state capital. 80 in redding. upper 50s at the beaches today. great skiing and boarding in the high sierra. dress in layers. don't forget the sunblock in the 50s. we have 50s at the beaches, 60s bayside, 70 in san jose. low 70s to the north and to the east. our pollen report, boy, if you suffer from allergies and it was a miserable day yesterday as the wind just ushered some of that pollen around in the atmosphere, lots of itchy eyes, discomfort through the weekend as we push 80 on saturday and a warmup beginning next weekend. bundle up if you are heading to candlestick tonight. that's what it fields likes, candle -- feels like, candlestick. the a's and giants at at&t park
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the battle of the bay continues tonight. enjoy your friday. a new home shopping network based in southern california just went on the air. and it's offering guns for sale. here's how it, would. gun tv reps place your order with a distributor. they send the gun to the nearest licensed dealer for customer pickup. gun enthusiasts love the idea. >> we have no gun problems around here. >> i don't think i like that idea. >> in order to get a gun the buyer has to fill out federal forms and follow a waiting period of 10 days. it is now 5:50. if you have been craving crab, you shouldn't have to wait any longer. we caught up with some of the first fishermen back from a big catch. that's next.
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look, i know you're a cow and all. and you may not know what i'm talking about, but, uh. the yogurt made from your milk, is delicious. mmmm, yoplait.
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good morning. on this friday april 5, 5:53, we are looking at the brand-new warriors stadium in santa clara valley. oh!! okay. april fool's! [ laughter ] >> we are taking a look at levi's stadium home of the ama supercross takes place tomorrow night. mostly clear skies. rev up those engines at 6le degrees! here's a look at the stadium in san francisco. no april fool's here. this is, roberta, at&t park where the giants will continue with the bay bridge series
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tonight. 7:15. and a quick reminder with all that construction south of market if you are going to the game, public transit will be your best bet. frank? >> all right. thank you, george. connoisseurs of local dungeness crab finally have something to celebrate. it's now available in the bay area after a long delay. bushels of crabs were unloaded at fisherman's wharf in san francisco yesterday. the first catch of the season by the way. fish and wildlife experts say because the season did not start at the normal time back in november, the crabs had more time to grow. >> for those that we built a relationship with over the last 40, 50 years, they were the first ones in yesterday. within an hour of hearing that we had them, they came running. >> suppliers hope to recover some of the money they lost during the more than four-month delay. a toxin made them unsafe to eat. crab is going for six bucks a pound at local fish markets. a long staple of america's favorite pastime will no longer be allowed at one major league
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ballpark in the bay area. the rule approved by the san francisco board of supervisors bans spoke less tobacco or chew -- smokeless tobacco or chew in stadiums. there are fines associated with the no chew rule but giants general counsel says major league baseball has been working to phase out the habit for a while. >> baseball already bans the use of smokeless tobacco in the minor leagues so most of the players have grown up with that ban through the system. >> san francisco isn't the only city with such a ban. l.a. and chicago have similar rules. rock group metallica is going back to its bay area roots and treating fans to a free show in berkeley. but there's a catch. if you want to score a ticket to the april 16 show it will be at rasputin's, you need to enter a contest on their official website or in person at the record store and you'll only be able to win a single ticket, one ticket. the free show is all in celebration of national record store day. it is 5:55 on a friday. the last pasta dish has been
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served up. coming up in the next hour the final day of business for a restaurant that is a local mainstay for nearly a half century in the east bay. >> more allegations of racist and homophobic text messages being sent within a local police department. we'll hear from the district attorney next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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welcome aboard my starship. ahoy, mateys! it's full of things i love... like me brave crew... and my fellow space adventures and free of things i don't. like aliens. just like eye patches. and when it's time to refuel, i eat chex cereal.
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it's full of stuff we pirates need. no artificial flavors, and it's gluten-free. excelsior! eat up, me hearties! keep it down! i'm exploring the galaxy. arrrr, that's not even a real spaceship. i'm frank mallicoat. i'm maria medina, in for mich good morning, it's friday. it's april 1, april fool's day so be aware of your friends and family! >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm maria medina in for michelle griego. developing news in san francisco where the police department is facing a scandal over racist texts. and it's not the first time. kpix 5's anne makovec is live at the sfpd headquarters on calls for change in the department. good morning, anne. >> reporter: good morning. yeah. the district attorney alleging this problem is more widespread
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than we were originally told last year involving racist and homophobic text messages. >> you're talking about african- americans and using the "n" word repeatedly. they are talking about members of the lgbt community, also in a very disparaging fashion. >> reporter: the district attorney says a handful of officers texted those messages to each other last year. he says those officers were mocking the public outcry around an earlier text message scandal involving 14 other officers. the chief says it wasn't that widespread. some of the officers just received a single message. as for those accused of sending the messages, the chief says two have separated from the department, two are facing termination by the police commission and one is facing criminal charges. that is jason lei. there was an allegation of sexual assault against him which is how this whole thing was initially uncovered. so what's happening with all the criminal cases these officers were involved in? we'll talk about that coming up in the next

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