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testing phase. but google hopes to eventually expand the program across the country. it is starting first here across the country. the first food pharmacy opens in the state of california. >> we have canned salmon and tuna. cereal for children. helping young girls find their way with the help of a soccer ball. a busy morning in the bay area. back east at the nation's capitol and in london where they are investigating that deadly terror attack. the first one there in 12 years. new information that we learned this morning is one of the dead is an american man from utah. and also, sal and gasia, isis is claiming responsibility for the attack yesterday. >> right. the attacker has been identified as 52-year-old, not someone currently under investigation for a potential threat but in a smaller way
known to authorities. >> yeah. the british authorities are saying they are going on with life. they will not let this terrorist attack stop them from taking trains and buses and doing normal business. they are basically coming back and saying we won't let you stop us. >> we are hearing from the british prime minister theresa may. very defiant speech there to the house of commons saying britain's freedoms and liberties would remain undiminished and also saying that we are not afraid. a lot of reaction about this story out there on social media. not only on facebook but of course on twitter. we've been following these comments just to show you a couple in here. one from sally brown, for instance, cannot believe my happy place has faced an attack. please stay safe and don't let us divide this. another one here from gloria mccann. tipping her cap there to the
first responders. another one from a jewelry store saying pray for london. thoughts and prayers for those affected by london's attack today. u.k. holds a beautiful place in our hearts and we are deeply saddened. gasia and sal as i send it back to you, more response. queen elizabeth also saying that in her thoughts and prayers and deepest sympathy are with those affected by wednesday's attack in london. >> mike, again, it happened this morning when we learned that an american died in that terror attack in london. a more monday church official says kirk cochran was killed. his wife melissa was seriously wounded. the church official say they were celebrating their 25th anniversary and visiting her parents in london. three other people, including the attacker also died. the attacker was born in britain and has criminal convictions but not more specific than that. they have conducted raids in
birmingham. 7 people have been arrested but police are not saying why. we have more from a reporter in london. >> we shall have a moment of silence. >> reporter: it held a moment of silence the day after it came into session after the attack that left a police officer and at least three others dead, including the attacker. theresa may called on the city to return to normal. she says it's the most effective response. >> it is in these actions millions of acts of normalcy that we find the best response to terror. >> officials now say they have identified the attacker. he is a british born man who had previously been under investigation by british intelligence. but he was found to only have peripheral connects to jihaddist groups. authorities are now promising to improve security at the
parliament building. >> probably the security arrangements will now be reviewed. >> members of the public will see additional armed officers, additional unarmed officers, steps being taken by the police and the experts to keep us safe. >> reporter: life returned to normal in most spots in london, with residents weary but determined to carry on. >> it was horrible. we were locked down. but we move on today. >> reporter: the investigation is still underway but london police believe the attacker acted alone and no more imminent attacks are being planned. kitty logan, fox news. joining us is joe tuman, one of the experts to study terrorism as a fort of rhetoric. i always ask myself, other than spreading fear, what does isis want. >> they want to publicize their existence. but in this particular case -- so any kind of media publicity,
the fact that we're doing a segment on the news this morning and mentioning their name, it's worth a certain amount of public relations value, if you like. but the larger issue i think right now to your question is that ayes is being denied a key component of their message for recruiting fighters which is they're being denied the possession of land. and that means an islamic state which is offensive to muslims who say they don't represent us. they also argue they are a transnational state which means they ignore boundaries and borders drawn by colonial powers. the significance of having a hold in syria and iraq at the same time for the last several years is to say we reject the borders drawn by someone else. that's how they have recruited young muslim males to come and be part of the state. by attacking them in syria and iraq, we have denied them that argument. what they are doing in response
now, also in paris and brussels and london is to say to western powers, you may be taking this land from us, but we will threaten you in your political capitols and you aren't safe other. >> you mentioned brussels. should we make anything of the fact that it came one year after the attack in brussels. >> well, brussels i think the timing of the date, i would never -- those things are not coincidental. i think one is clearly inspired by the other. yesterday's attack inspired by something else. but to this point about the motive. the perpetrator in this case, i'm suspecting was along for the simple reason that the tools that were used for terror, a knife and the vehicle.
>> unsophisticated. >> but also easy to get. >> they have made 7 arrests in connection to it. i don't know if they're just interviewing. >> there might be a network. my guess if there was a network -- the problem in a place like london, if you're going to buy guns where it is illegal or try to build bombs, you're going to get somebody's attention nowadays. but stealing a car or buying a car or using a vehicle, cops can't stop cars on the road. that's the lack of sophistication. i'm guessing that he was operating by himself. the people that they have arrested may be suspected to contributing to the radicalization. he was born in england. this undercuts the -- >> the mayor made that point too. >> you're worried about people coming into your country. pay attention to those who are already there. >> 2005 is the last time that the london transportation
system was bombed. it has been more than a decade in that city. >> i think the theme this morning is we're not going to be afraid. for the law enforcement officials to say trains will keep running, the business of the state goes on. >> the house of commons was up and running. >> that's what we did after 9/11. >> right after 9/11, president bush said the united states will be open for business tomorrow. on 9/11, he said that about 9/12. those are the words that reassured a nation that was frightened that night. that's the time that he acted the most presidential. that's what she did today. >> thank you, joe. >> president trump is meeting with a group of conservative house republicans at the white house trying to get them to support the republican health care plan. there was supposed to be a vote
on the gop plan. it's not sure if that will happen if passage is not guaranteed. president trump wants fellow republicans to think about the big picture. >> what he is saying to republicans, get on board on this and we can do so much other bigger things, tax reform, tax cuts, infrastructure, immigration. let's get past this. let's get it behind us. if we don't, it is going to sink us. >> the group of holdout republicans calls itself the house freedom caucus. the chairman of the group says the main objection is that it does not lower premiums for most americans. governor brown says the republican health care plan would be, quote, devastating for the state of california. it would shift $6 billion in annual cost to california by 2020. as we showed you yesterday, governor brown spoke against the republican plan outside of the u.s. capitol along with other prominent democrats, including former vice president
joe biden. right now california senator kamala harris is speaking on the floor of the u.s. senate against the republican health care plan. senator harris is telling stories of californians who have been helped by the affordable care act. she says there is room for improvement in the aca but repealing it would mean taking away health insurance from millions of people who are finally able to get health coverage. >> our question of the day is this, what would you ask your representative to do with regard to voting on the american health care act. checking our poll results we see the majority of you, in fact i believe is it 59%? yes. say vote against it. one quarter of you say find common ground. see the responses and comments on twitter. andrew says this bill doesn't fix anything. vote no. >> terry also tweeted vote
against it. people losing health care is not acceptable. >> and doug responded to that and said my premiums are now so high that i can't save for retirement or kids college. why is that acceptable? >> we will check your responses and share them throughout the day. coming up next on mornings on 2, an arrest made in an attempted kidnapping in san francisco. coming up, the latest developments in this case. and the prescription for food. up next we go inside california's first food pharmacy located right here in
>> health care stocks are making gains ahead of an expect the health care vote. the dow is doing well, picking up 78 points after rough days earlier this week. s&p and nasdaq also on the positive side. there is definitely a correlation with a good commute and good weather. steve and i have seen it this
morning. nice weather, sunshine and fewer crashes. >> guess what is in store for tomorrow, sal. >> i know. >> bringing us down. >> will you just let me have this. >> let's enjoy today. you're right. thank you, you guys. we do have lots of sunshine here. much colder this morning. we are preparing for more rain tomorrow. today looks good most of the day. clouds increasing to the north and starting to work in later this afternoon and tonight. san francisco rainfall year to date already 29.39 inches of rain. that's official. people have had more than that. that will go down in the books. 1 44% above normal. the forecast for forecast is over an inch of rain. that would put them then over 30 inches for the season. now, this is from july 1st, the rain year, not the water year. that has only happened 22 times in their history. the last time was in 2005. and records began in san
francisco way back in 1849, 169 years ago. clouds are on the way. they're already beginning to move into the north. i tell you, it doesn't take long when you get a little bit of sunshine. the next system comes barreling across. three inches of rain possible. the sierra will get some snow. but we will get more rain than they get snow. about half an inch to three inches. for some it starts late they are afternoon and tonight. for most of us it, will not overnight. when sal and i show up at 3:50 tomorrow, it will probably be raining and take that into most of the commute. our system will give us a dry day today. there is the rain coming there for tomorrow. another one on sunday and monday. that being loos like the last in the series. so if you want to project ahead for tomorrow, if you work outside or something, i would have a plan b. it looks like rain is coming in. 40s and 50s on the temps. much colder for some. we will get sunshine. rain down in phoenix.
it has moved off. parks arizona, not far from flagstaff had 14 inches of snow. one extreme to the other. rain tomorrow. a break saturday. rain sunday afternoon and evening into monday morning, you guys. >> thank you, steve. >> you're welcome. >> we all know when it comes to your health what kind of food you heat really matters. when you're dealing with a specific medical issue, that struggle canning more difficult. >> the food bank is opening the first food pharmacy in the state of california. >> claudine wong took a tour of the facility and learned more about the work it does for the patioem who need it. need-- for the people who need it. >> reporter: the room is not very big but it is just big enough to help the people who come here make life-changing changes. welcome to the food pharmacy. at the samaritan house, free health care clinic in redwood city. >> the results are startling
good. they are better than we ever expected. these are in fact here at samaritan house the first two food pharmacies in california. we are pioneering it. >> so we are a primary and certainly clinic for patients who are uninsured and low income who live around the redwood city area, specific in the sequoia health care district. >> reporter: every month 400 adult patients come through these doors. two dozen physicians and five dentists volunteer time. medicine is provided for free. but doctors had another problem. >> and sometimes it's a decision between, well, do i buy healthy food or pay the rent or pay the electricity bill. >> reporter: so in january of 2016, the food pharmacy modeled after one on the east coast opened its doors. doctors started writing prescriptions for food. >> mark off that they have diabetes or hypertension. >> reporter: food from the second harvest food bank specifically chosen to meet the needs of patients is set up right down the hall from
examine rooms. >> so we have canned salmon and canned tuna. cereals for children. low sugar cereals for the children as well. more protein items. >> reporter: and the nutrition educator sits all the patients down for a talk. >> they come to me and i'm educating them on how to read a food label and talking to them about whole grains, the importance of introducing the right types of fruits into their diets. >> reporter: she also teaches them how to cook. >> with the dish, they try it and like it, they come back here and the food is already there. so we're providing that access. >> they cook with whatever they find in here. >> that's the great thing about it. >> reporter: jorge was diagnosed with diabetes eight years ago. >> the beginning is really hard because, you know, i didn't have healthy eating habits. >> reporter: he now makes weekly trips to the pharmacy and gets three or four days worth of food, not just for him
but also for his family. >> i'm trying to establish a healthy eating habits at home. because i have a 6-year-old daughter and she is a high risk of becoming a diabetic. >> reporter: alecia and rolando both have diabetes. they say the food and the help has made them feel better. >> it's really, really good. it helped with our health. make us strong. and i think we last long. >> reporter: it's a change navarro says she is getting used to seeing. >> i see it on their faces. i see how happy they are and empowered they are to come in here and try out new recipes. >> reporter: and the idea is growing with other clinics partnering with samaritan house. the nonprofit is hoping to raise funding for a clinical study.
even without that study, dr. wong doesn't hesitate when asked if the program is working. >> actually it's better than i had anticipated. we're seeing preliminary outcomes in terms of the diabetes control being better than anticipated. it is almost at a level that is comparable to taking a medication. >> reporter: food he says is medicine. >> i love it. >> coming up next on mornings on 2 the nine, an effort 94 years in the making. the event this weekend in support of the equal rights amendment.
>> this sunday the rally and walk is being held in palo alto. >> back in 1923 the equal rights amendment guaranteed to equal rights for women but due to opposition not enough states ratified the amendment so it did not become part of the constitution. >> last month congress woman jackie spear introduced legislation for california to
do the same. let's bring in the cochair of the walk for equality. thank you for being here, lisa. >> thank you. >> why the opposition. >> big business. it is really the insurance industry that will have to pay more for the benefits for pregnancy leave, for contraception. we're arguing to keep that right now. >> pro life and pro choice women are divided. >> there are pro life who still want equal rights. it really is a bipartisan issue. we believe this is across the board the vast majority of people want equal rights for women. we're the only modern democracy in the whole world to have equal rights for our women. >> i think -- well, we were starting this movement last year, before the election, thinking that with hillary that would give us even more support to get this finally done after 45 years or almost 100 years as you said. but i think that just the
realization that we're still not there, that we're still making less money, we're still not getting the full benefits. we're still seeing a lot of violence against women. so the violence against women act is being weakened. title 9 is now getting attacked as well. these things that we thought were protecting us are getting weakened to the point of getting wiped out. they can get completely gutted without the equal rights amendment. >> you mentioned this is a bipartisan issue. you have a lot of people from the republican side also with you. >> we do. in fact the republican governor yesterday with the nevada vote, he is completely supportive. this has always been with republican cosponsors along the way. and this equal rights amendment has actually come to congress every year since 1982. it just gets tabled each time. whereas one of seven countries in cdal, we're one of seven nations including iran, so
molla. we're the only industrialized one. we're here to let -- >> yeah. >> a lot of what i read about the era made me think of the word feminist has become divisive. why do you think that that word has taken on a divisive tone. it doesn't mean women ahead of men. it means on par with men. >> that is right. we're not getting any more advantages than men. we want to come to the table at the same level. and i think that feminism is actually being negative anymore. as beyonce and many of the celebrities around the world have been saying, we're all feminists. many men are feminists. >> what do you tell the women who are not involved with the era, are just sitting at home and debating whether to participate this weekend. >> first we have to raise
awareness. people already assume that we have equal rights in the constitution. that is the biggest key right now, raising the national awareness that we don't have coverage. the era without it, it is on a state by state and law by law basis that things can be ripped out from under us. >> talk about the event. >> yeah. it should be a great rally. we're starting at 8:30 for registration. 9:30 we have congress woman spear there to explain fully what the amendment is and why we need it and why it is critical. we have state comptroller betty y. >> reporter: we have a whole array of people speaking and you will talk to stand ford borders and embarcadero -- stanford and embarcadero.
>> let's get the rain out of here and make sure that it is sunshine for you. >> the rally and walk for equality being held sunday in palo alto. check-in begins at 8:30. the rally begins an hour later. the walk will begin at 10:30. lisa little, thank you for taking the time. coming up on mornings on 2 the nine, warriors players know how to celebrate a birthday. we will take you inside the dessert shop that turns out specially designed cakes for warriors stars. plus, it is march madness here in the south bay. the ncaa tournament continues later tonight with more games being played inside the sap center. we will tell you about the matchups and what the tournament likely will mean for local businesses coming up.
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day. vote for it58% say vote against it. 17% say fight for it as is. in regards to responses on social media, sal and gasia, what are you seeing. >> i'm seeing a little give ask take. david lopez tweets fix obamacare so it is affordable for all americans across the board. also the gop replacement is not health care, it is a tax cut for the wealthiest americans. i guess he is answering vote against it. >> train mama says it is only going to get higher if this goes through. i assume she is talking about health care costs. >> thank you for your responses. you can always reach out to us on facebook and twitter. >> for more on the headlines, let's go to dave clark. >> here are the top stories we're following this morning. san francisco police will tell us more later today in an arrest with an attempted
kidnapping near stern grove. a 13-year-old girl was walking on forest side avenue about 5:00 p.m. a man in a white volkswagen pa sat approached her, got oust the car, tried to drag her into the car. she screamed and was able to escape as witnesses rushed over to help her and chase that suspect. in the meantime in los gatos, firefighters battled a two alarm house fire this morning. and they had a tough time. it started just before 6:00 a.m. on west main street and broadway. flames were already shooting through the roof when firefighters got there. no one was home. neighbors say the elderly woman who lived there recently moved to a nursing home. that fire is under investigation. cal state university students will be paying more for tuition this fall. a 5% tuition hike was approved yesterday by the board of trustees. the first tuition hike in six years. lieutenant governor newsome who
is a trustee voted no on the tuition hike. but the university says it needs money to hire 400 new faculty members and also add 3,000 more classes. right now tuition at csu is about $5,500 a year. the new tuition hike will add about $270 to that, boosting the tuition to more than $5,700 a year. and that does not include books, food and housing fees. those are just some of your morning headlines from the news room. mike, sal, gasia, i'll send it back to you. >> thank you, dave. concerns about the safety of the anderson dam brought more than 100 people to a community forum in morgan hill last night. the anderson reservoir is limited to 68% of full capacity so there is less pressure on the dam in the event of an earthquake. district leaders say the changes would decrease the chances of flooding during heavy storms. the work has been pushed back
to 2020 because of newly discovered earthquake faults and engineering complications. >> there is still a lot of snow melt out there. and the danger is still out there if the rain comes down again. >> it is better that it is found now. engineering complications related to them, it is better to find them now than in construction. >> people who live below the dam are trying to learn lessons with problems with the oroville dam this year. according to a federal report, there is a risk if the main spillway at the oroville dam is not fixed in time for the next rainy system. there is no time for delay in a state plan to restore the 770- foot dam. but it gave no details on what could happen if the repairs are not made in time. last month, almost 200,000 people had to evacuate after the main spillway and emergency spillway were damaged during storms. there is not an estimate of what it will cost to fix.
college basketball fans from around the country are in the south bay as march madness comes to sap center. alex savidge is live this morning in san jose with more on the sweet 16 matchups and the impact that the ncaa tournament will have on local business. >> reporter: good morning, sal. nearby bars, stranded and -- restaurants and hotels are expected to see a big boost with the ncaa tournament in town. we are down to the sweet 16. four of those teams will be facing off inside of the sap center in san jose. all of them trying to stay alive in the tournament. the first game of the night will feature west virginia taking on gonzaga. the tipoff just after 4:30 this afternoon. that is followed by a matchup between xavier and the university of arizona. the winners from those two games later today will square off on saturday in the elite 8 with a trip to the final 4 on the line. of course tens of thousands of
college basketball fans have already descended on san jose for this weekend. that means that tens of millions of dollars potentially pumped into the local economy. i talked with a college basketball fan who lives pretty close to the sap center. >> i'm excited because wisconsin is playing and the badgers but at different regional. this will be cool. there will be tons of people because it is close by. it will be a good event. lots of partying and people downtown. >> reporter: san jose is one of four cities selected to host games during this year's sweet 16. this is the city's sixth time hosting the ncaa tournament. as far as trying to get inside of the sap center to watch hoops, officials say all of the games are officially sold out. of course you can go to the retail sites like stub hub. i went on there earlier today and you can find tickets that run about $100 each. we should point out no alcohol sold inside the ncaa tournament
event later today. so that probably means a lot more folks hanging out at the nearby bars and restaurants before the games get underway. >> alex, i know your trojans are no longer in the big tournament here. >> ouch. >> unfortunately. >> yeah. do you have a favorite coming out of the west there at sap center. >> i have to be honest, i'm sure you would agree as somebody who spent time in arizona, the university of arizona look really good this year. i'm not in the business of making predictions because i don't know what i'm talking about. but i like the university of arizona. i think they have a good shot. >> yeah. >> and i'm always pulling for the pac-12. >> yeah. my wife went to u of a. i'll pull for the cats. >> you're fond of arizona. >> yeah. good state. a good college town. the colts are hoping to make history with a state championship. >> if they win, it it will be
the school's first title in any sport. >> the players and coach credit their success with the ability to overcome challenges by working together. >> be there on the catch. >> way more than basketball. it's about leadership and responsibility. believing in your teammates. >> reporter: the team lives up to the school's slogan. unity is our goal. diversity is our south. they take pride in the different ethnic backgrounds and says the strength comes from the sum of its parts. >> the dynamic of the team, how the players are different, they bringing something different to the table. so putting that all together, it makes one great team. >> reporter: the players are physically smaller than many of their opponents. but they have a big heart. >> always believe in the person next to you and put them up instead of down. don't bring anybody down. >> reporter: quick bounce back from challenges. one came on saturday in the northern california championship against palo alto high. the colts overcame a 13-point deficit in the 3rd quarter to
win in overtime. >> it just showed us that you can be down but you're never out. that's just going to boost our confidence even more. >> for the next game, you know, that fired us up. and it give us that chip on our shoulder that we need to -- we need to win this game and make new history for our school. >> reporter: if the colts team wins the state championship, it will be logan high's first. in 1985 the colts went to the state championship, only to lose in overtime. >> they will remember this for the rest of their lives. >> reporter: easily became the coach three years ago. his philosophy and game plan work on and off of the basketball court. >> this transcends from being on the court to line. you're going to compete at everything that you do. you want to make sure that you train your body and yourself and your mind to be able to compete on different levels. >> shouldering the weight of possibly making school history, the students say it is a burden
they gladly carry. it's about realizing a dream. >> we dreamed of something like this. we believe we can do it. it is a surreal moment right now. it is crazy. >> reporter: the state championship game will be played friday night. but no matter what the outcome, the players and coaches tell me they have already won where it counts the most, learning lessons on the court that will help them in life. in union city, amber lee, ktvu fox 2 news. and logan team tips off around 8:00 on friday night. a lot of teams in the bay area. we can't just focus on one specific high school. east side college prep in east palo alto. the girls team is going. out of moraga, the girls out there of. good luck to you. archbishop that i competed against, the girls team from there. good luck to them. and also as we talked about earlier, mission high school, san francisco, trying to become
one of the first public schools out of the city to win a state title. >> very excited. >> i'll go ahead and cheer for them. >> cheer for them all. good morning. the nfl is looking for ways to shorten games. yesterday roger geoidal released a letter to fans saying he wants to eliminate commercial breaks after kickoff. they are looking at 16 breaks instead of the current 21. in addition the nfl is looking into bringing the replay tablet, yes a tablet, on to the field where the referee can confer with officials without walking into that little booth on the side lines. nfl owners will vote on that measure at next week's owners meeting. >> good morning to you, sal. >> i don't know why i -- i sunk into the traffic. [laughter] coming up next on mornings on 2 the nine, hamilton officially starts in san francisco today. coming up, the refrom students who have already seen the show. how the game has been used
>> our next guest is a 2017 induck tee in the women's hall of fame under the sports and athletics category. >> she is the head coach of the under 14 girls team at soccer without borders, an oakland program that helps refugees and young immigrants through the game. >> for more on her story, we are happy to be joined by helsey. good congratulations to you. >> you came to the states from berma at the age of 15 and now reaching out to young girls in your similar position. >> i was really scared when i
first came here because it is hard to learn the language and the culture and the housing and the food especially because we eat different foods. so when i first came here, i went to oakland high school. that's where a lot of people like kids like me around the world. so i met soccer without borders there. i grew up so much. so when i was in school, i don't know nothing. and then the girls on the team, they saw me play and they asked me, do you want to play? i was like i don't know how to speak english. and then all of them came to me, like a big family. they were like it's okay. you can play. you don't have to pay. it is free. my coach was like you can play. she was also on the team.
so relief, happy. knowing she was on the team. i'm not going to be alone. >> right. >> it was really good experience to play with the girls. i learned so much about people from around the world. we became a big family. >> it's been such an inspiration to do that you have turned around and now you've become a coach. >> yeah. there was a female coach, my coach. she was supportive, happy, just to be who she is. every time that we go to the field, she would meet us with a happy face, give us a hug. and she make sure that the field is safe for us to play. give the girls space. i was looking up to her a lot. she is like my role model. i was like when i grow up, i want to be just like her. it is cool to help young girls to be safe and comfortable. >> now the girls who come to
you, are you taking on your old coach's role, trying to be what your coach was to you? >> yeah. yeah. i was. because we practice on public space. to a lot of people coming in and out, a lot of smoking and stuff going on. so it is hard to see the girls have to smell the smoke and stuff. but they wanted to play, they wanted to practice. so we just doing it. they're happy. so it's all about the happiness for the girls. >> what do you think about being inducted into the alameda women's hall of fame. >> i didn't see that coming. i think it is cool. i don't know who choose me but i think it is very nice. my family is going to be proud too. >> they should be. well deserved. an amazing story. i coach soccer for my son's team. so i know how important it is to be a role model. not only on the field but off
the $890 million projects tends bart service another five miles south. it has close to 21 hub parking spaces. bart is hosting an opening ceremony tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. to noon. riders can check out the new station but won't be able to take a train until saturday when service officially starts. traffic officials in the north bay will receive information tonight about the increasing number of people commuting into marin from san francisco and into east bay for work. the marin independent journal reports the information was gathered from cell phones and gps units communicating mobile networks. it examines highway 101, highway 37, the richmond san rafael bridge and the golden gate bridge. there's a brief breakdown of commuters heading into marin in the morning. the most come from sonoma county. then san francisco county. and then contra costa county. do you think you have a stressed out baby? there may be a solution for you. a baby spa.
look at these pictures posted on instagram. the first baby spa in australia. babies as young as two days old can go to the spa. they float with the purple doughnut that are specially designed flotation devices and wrapped up in a warm towel before getting a grape seed oil massage. >> they don't look relaxed. they look stressed. >> there was something to hydrotherapy. i don't know if i would spend $200 for my baby. a little girl who got a face-to-face greeting with the pope did what 3-year-olds will do and took the pope's skull cap right off of his head. he was greeting people at st. peter's square and leaned in to kiss the little girl but she ended up grabbing the cap. the pope laughed and the pope got the skull cap back. now to san francisco where we have been talking about for months. the highly anticipated run of
hamilton officially starts today. i hope you were with us yesterday when we reported on the nine that high school students across the bay area are able to see it free of charge. it is the golden ticket. frank mallicoat has more on this field trip. >> i'm really excited. >> reporter: the hottest ticket in town. wednesday afternoon, more than 2,000 high schoolers from all across the bay area filed into the theater in san francisco. the students watching a matinee performance of the hit show hamilton. but this isn't a free ride. the students spent months prior learning the history, the show is based on. ♪[music] ♪[music] >> reporter: earlier in the day they showed off their hamilton inspired performances.
[cheering and applause] >> reporter: this is all part of an educational program launched last year by the creators of the popular broadway musical about the life of our founding father, alexander hamilton. the goal is to inspire students to find their own connection to american history. >> pretty cool. i mean like everyone is so excited for me to go to hamilton so that makes me even more excited to be here. i'm excited to see the performances. it is really excited. >> reporter: bay area native vasquez plays reynolds in the show. >> it is cool to show kids who wouldn't otherwise have the support system to pursue a career in the arts to be able to do so. >> reporter: vasquez says it is great to give back to the
community and thinks that students can take lessons of the past and apply them to events happening today. >> the show will open a lot of minds and it's going to make people reflect on the fact that our country is a country of immigrants that built something amazing from nothing. >> reporter: the schools don't have to pay to see the performances. it's all paid by various corporate funders, including google and facebook. and the guilder institute of history. >> yesterday was the first four matinee performances of hamilton. we have a special treat for warriors fans this morning. we were given a tour of the pretty please bake shop in san francisco. it has received quite a bit of attention lately with its connection to the warriors. the shop has baked several birthday cakes for players and staff. the bakery opened up in 2012.
coming up on its 5th anniversary. the owner has a degree from cal and started the bakery when she was still in culinary school. >> my grandmother baked. my dad baked. my mom did some baking. nobody did it professionally but i always enjoyed doing it. >> the relationship with the warriors began when the owner first baked a birthday cake for the daughter of a team employee. the first cake was made three years ago for festis. the owner does her homework and works with the team to meaning sure that each cake is custom- made with the interests of each player in mind. >> we do our research and try to learn as much as we can about the player and incorporate things that they -- you know, things that are important to them or things that they think are funny. >> some of the special occasions include steph curry's 27th birthday. it featured his jersey in the
form of his nba three-point trophy. >> this is a look of the cake made for steph curry. he posted a picture of this on his instagram page. his birthday is march 14th, which is pi day. you see the pi symbol there. >> nice. i'm impressed. >> you must have gone wedding cake shopping. >> yes, i did. >> of course. >> today is a big day for us. national puppy day. we want to see pictures of you and your four-legged friend. >> this is charlie. very well done. that is my dog. we go on walks quite often. >> yellow lab. >> not as many runs these days because his back legs. >> you or him. >> it is sad. it is sad when your dog starts to get old and you notice changes like that. but he still sleeps on our bed. >> part of the family. >> he is the reason that i have the vehicle that i have because the back window goes down.
the only reason that i got the vehicle that i got. he likes the back window down. post your pictures on ktvu.com. on the nine, we will sit down with brandy, the soccer star being inducted into the national soccer hall of fame tomorrow in san jose. congratulations to her. look forward to that conversation. gasia and i will be back at noon. sal, have a great afternoon. that's our show. >> coming in from behind. >> that's not a good angle. i wasn't warned.