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eyewitness news on the cw. a lot of you are in transition. >> at the time her message was vague, but tonight we may have a little more insight. california's former first couple separated. >> new tipsters in criminal cases and they are far from unanimous. how a suspect's parents can give them away without even trying. >> rental market is really hot. two factors sending bay area rent through the roof. what renters can do now to save money later. >> we haven't seen this since the go-go years. and rolling out the red carpet for some of the stars in oakland's future. what sets these kids apart from their peers. good evening. >> we begin with news about our former governor. arnold schwarzenegger and his wife, maria shriver have separated. according to the los angeles
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times, shriver has already moved out of their brentwood mansion. last month was their 25th wedding anniversary. in a joint statement tonight they said this has been a time of great personal and professional transition for each of us. after a great deal of thought, reflection, discussion, and prayer, we came to this decision together. shriver eluded to uncertainty about how she felt about the next phase in her life in a youtube video posted in march. >> like a lot of you, i'm in transition and people come up to me all the time and say what are you doing next? i hope you're getting time to relax and think and take a break. it's so stressful to not know what you're doing next when people ask you what you are doing and then they can't believe you don't know what you're doing and then every idea you have, you think well maybe i shouldn't do that or the three things that enabled you to get through your transition. what do you do after you tran
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transition? i wrote a book a long time ago, tell me some things you wish you would have known before you transitioned. that would help me. >> schwarzenegger has a history of sexual misconnect allegations with women, but during his 2003 election campaign, shriver defended him. the la times says that since schwarzenegger left office, the couple lived separate lives. even with california's budget problems, the state is pumping more money into a crime fighting program that has had pretty remarkable success solving cold cases. mark sayer shows us it uses family members to catch criminals. those family members don't even know they are helping the police. >> a 23-year-old barista arrived for work here at the coffee shop in march of 2008 when she was attacked at knife point, sexually assaulted, and
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locked into a freezer. >> this was a very substantial time for our community. >> at the time, police generated this composite drawing of the suspect and devoted the full resources of the department toward solving this crime with no success. >> in the end, after about a year's worth of investigation, we exhausted all investigative leads. >> police department made a request to the california department of justice asking that familiar dna be used to help solve this case. >> what that meant was that if we had a like strain of dna from a family member, they would come up with similar hit. >> in november of last year, a state lab in richmond found a link between the stan cruz crime and a man convicted in southern california on auto theft charges. police and state agents spent five months tracking and eventually arresting this man. it was garcia's father dna and a crime hundreds of miles away
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that led detectives to him. >> i have essentially doubled the amount of resource putting spue this technology and science. >> attorney general says she is now stepping up dna testing to clear a backlog of unsolved cases while opponents say it can unfairly cast suspicion on a suspect's relatives who have done nothing wrong, harris is not convinced. >> i think it's a false choice to suggest that we have to choose between civil rights and civil liberties or public safety. we can have both and to that end, t important then to do as we've done to put in place protocalls to ensure that individuals civil rights are respected and protected. >> santa cruz police say they don't need anymore convincing. >> it's a big win for not only our community. >> mark sayer, cbs 5. we are hearing from the family of a man who passengers say tried to storm into the cockpit of a chicago to san
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francisco flight yesterday. he was apparently having trouble finding a job here in the bay area after coming here from yemen a year and a half ago. as elizabeth cook reports, his family is sure of one thing. >> his family says 28-year-old almarici seen here in the back of a police car is a math teacher, not a terrorist. something happened on american airlines flight 1561 that made him snap. >> i noticed this guy in the very last road fidgety a little bit. didn't know if he belonged there. >> who has a california id card made a b line to the front and tried to open the locked cockpit door. that's when two law enforcement officers jumped into action. retired secret service agent and a retired san mateo police officer helped flight attendants wrestle him to the
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floor and put anymore handcuffs. this is what the pilot told the tower. >> american 1561, we have a conflict here. >> 1561 maintain 6,000. >> 6,000 and we need priority. >> passenger andrew weigh took these cell phone pictures. during the struggle, everyone started unbuckling their seat belts, but were told to sit down. >> we saw them come from the back with handcuffs and at that moment, erupted into applause and second applause is when the plane landed. >> he is being investigated for possible terrorist ties, but his cousin says it's all a big misunderstanding. >> i can't say what he was thinking, but he is not a terrorist. >> now he is charged with interfering with a flight crew
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and expected to be in court tomorrow. >> all right. elizabeth cook, thank you. just a week after u.s. forces killed osama bin laden, tonight it looks like pakistan is taking some revenge against the cia. meantime the pakistani prime minister acknowledges his country has a problem of trust. as elizabeth palmer reports. >> prime minister faced parliament today to explain how pakistan could have missed both bin laden and the u.s. raid that killed him. there was an intelligence failure, he said, but no collusion with al-qaeda. >> delegation of complicity. in confidence, absurd. >> simple denials aren't enough. pakistan's political opposition like the u.s. wants to see a thorough investigation of the
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whole fiasco. >> can you describe the biggest blow to pakistan? >> apart from feeling the worst humiliation ever is no one will trust what pakistan says anymore. >> u.s. didn't trust pakistan last monday when seals raided bin laden's hideout without telling the intelligence service. now the isi is on the defensive. the three women who used to live here including bin laden's youngest wife are in pakistani custody. the cia would like to question them, but it took the isi a week to say yes. and then there was this, a report in the pakistani media that outed a senior cia operative in pakistan. apparently an attempt to blow his cover. so far there's been no reaction from the american embassy and it is far from clear who leaked this information, it's widely seen to be an angry and
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humiliated isi taking revenge on the cia. with the best will in the world, pakistan was a prickly partner for the u.s. in fighting terrorism. last monday's raid has now torpedoed that good will and left the whole partnership in jeopardy. elizabeth palmer, cbs news, islamabad. the last meal request of a death row inmate was served in his memory tonight. the pizza party in san francisco civic center ho in order phillip workman. he was executed in tennessee in 2007. his last meal request was a vegetarian pizza be given to a homeless person. tennessee denied that request and since then on the anniversary of his death, death penalty opponents have served pizza to the homeless. >> we are honoring his memory today by giving out vegetarian pizza to the homeless people and honoring his memory, that costs more money to kill
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someone than to put life in prison. >> the choir of homeless people called singers of the street sang at that event. well there was celebrating in oakland tonight at an awards ceremony for hundreds of african american students in oakland. the awards were all the more impressive because they were so hard earned. the red carpet was here and so were the throwns of people. with their thunderous applause, some fighting back tears. >> you know, like every award ceremony i'm probably somewhere dabbing some tears. >> but statues dipped in gold is not what these nominees walked away with tonight. despite performances sure to garner a best actress nod -- these were cerebral awards. >> questions you can work on. all around it wasn't that hard. >> johnson and joshua walker
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are two modest 5th graders. >> it wasn't that hard. it was easy. i missed only one question. >> both tested perfect scores for math and language on the state's standardized exam, the cst. >> too often than not, we tend to look at our young brothers from a problematic frame and it was important for us to recognize the brilliance. >> organizers say that's what it's about. honoring the african american student for their academic achievement. all too often school age. >> i really like math, and i was already good in math, so i really just did my best and i got a perfect score. >> the hope is to repaint that picture. kids representing 39 schools were reward recipients. by consistently having a 3.0gpa or standardized test scores. parents say it's still an
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uphill battle. >> he got a perfect score, that blew my mind and i was a little heartbroken that there had been no recognition from his school. >> barbra lee says despite the academic success on display, they are still -- >> the achievement gap still exists. >> these students hope to close that gap one award at a time. robert lyles, cbs 5. all right. well things are changing underneath the arches. say good-bye to bright yellows, plastic chairs, and fiberglass tables. the billion dollar makeup in store for america's best known burger joint. >> renting in the bay area is about to get harder. ho is driving up demand? >> we aren't seen this kind of rent growth. >> what every local renter needs to do now. coming up next.
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getting a one billion dollar makeover. e the world's best known restaurant is getting a $1 billion makeover. mcdonald's hopes to redecorate most of its 14 ,000 locations by the end of 2015. the company is replacing fiberglass tables and steel chairs with wooden tables and leather seating. color schemes are expected as well. mcdonald's wants to make the restaurants feel more comfortable, so customers are likely to hang out when they are dean eating. prices in the bay area rental market are going way up and you might expect the soft housing market to be the reason and that is part of it, but it's not the whole story. grace lee shows us the big
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picture and the one thing an economist says every local renter should consider doing. >> the rental market is really hot. red hot says realtor jackie tom. take this $5,000 a month rental in san francisco. jackie says she'll have no problem unloading it. >> $5,000, $6,000, lower end properties. we've felt a huge increase in rent and number of people searching for housing. >> nice big closets here. >> prices are high and projected to go up in double digit percentage points for the next year. victor is a chief economist for reese, a company that tracks real estate trends. >> with the kind of spike we're experiencing right now is unprecedented. we haven't seen this kind of rent growth since the go-go years of 1999 and 2000. >> a perfect storm of real
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estate conditions. this phenomenon not just happening in san francisco. oakland is seeing higher rent, but at a slower pace. here in san jose, they have some of the lowest vacancy rates in the nation. top three according to forbes magazine. even more so than san francisco. and would be homeowners are gobbling up a fair share of rentals. >> we were looking to buy a house when we first got back. >> bryce moved back to the bay area from france. he has a good paying tech job, was willing to put 30% down, and the banks still turned him down repeatedly for a home loan. >> the banks are clearly risk reverse now. >> tight credit markets are forcing many to rent. others are simply scared in the buyer's realm. the foreclosure crisis meant they have been under water or know someone who has. >> instead of going through the pain and agony of the
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foreclosure, give them a 30 day notice. >> believe it or not, the recoverying economy is driving them to rent. they are now moving out on their own. >> now that the pengulum has swung, they are admitting that they don't like their roommates as much. >> research shows there was also a sudden drop in the housing supply. remember, construction came to a near standstill when the economy tanked in 2009. >> no new project is going to open its doors to late 2012 or so. which means inventory growth for 2011 and most of next year has basically been cut by 2/3. >> with rent, a last piece of advice from reese. lock in your rate for the next two years. in san francisco, grace lee,
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cbs 5. i have rain in my house today. the weirdest thing in the world. not for very long, but it was coming down. >> an area of low pressure pushed through the bay area and headed toward the high sierra where we saw 5 inches of snow. we had highs from 59 degrees, hey dana, there goes your ship. it has sailed. to 73 degrees in sanoma. 47 degrees across the central bay as well as the peninsula. winds are breezy at sfo. out of the west at 17. tomorrow morning the winds relax and increase later during the an hours westerly to 20 miles per hour. there's that area of low pressure that kim was eluding to. moved into the backside, produced a couple sprinkles, otherwise it is out of here. high pressure is obviously building in. you see the clearing here.
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storm track to the north. we will stay that way through thursday and increase the cloud cover on friday. we have a chance returning to the bay area over the weekend. that seven-day forecast, but first tomorrow's projected highs, 60 in pacifica. outside number will be 76 degrees. mid and high 60s bay side. 73 degrees in san jose. extended forecast calls for dry days tuesday, wednesday, thursday, patrollen levels on the medium side. otherwise partly cloudy and cooler. a bit on the breezy side. daily chances of rain saturday and sunday. we will remain cloudy on monday. my picks were sent in by craig and we thank you. oh kids, way to go getting out and getting your cycling in. some good exercise. don't go away. we'll be right back after this brief timeout. ♪ [ rock ]
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but it seems the potholes are here to stay, or are they? tommy wants to know what is caltrans doing about the thousands of potholes left on bay area freeways? tonight's good question. the bay received over 120% of water. all that water had to go somewhere. >> you have heavy rain fall, you know the tires on a vehicle actually press the water into the pavement and that is pressing the water down in, that really compasser baits things and makes the potholes happen quickly and a lot more severely. >> caltrans crews like this one spent every day for weeks just trying to repair the damage caused by the winter rains. this stretch of 580 near livermore is full of holes. >> we are familiar with the roads. we get a number of complaints
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from the public. >> caltrans crews say you can always tell where the worst potholes are by looking for hub caps that come flying off the minute you hit these craters. filling these things can be a hair raising experience. workers just inches away from already impatient motorists and this could be going on all over the bay area for months. >> about ten minutes, that's about as long as you want, because anymore ten minutes, traffic backs up and people start to get angry. we want to keep the inconvenience down to a minimum. >> go to click on connect to send me your good questions. trying to seize control of the series. i'm dennis o'donnell and trever cahill, is he the candidate everyone thought he would be? sports is next. i am a sneeze whisperer.
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so josh was supposed to be suspended today for bumping an umpire, but willingham appealed the ruling, so he was in the lineup. that was a good thing for oakland. josh willingham two men aboard. his sixth of the year. he drove in a season high five runs. trever cahill, more than enough for him. he was so good the rangers couldn't grip their bats. cahill becomes the first 6-0 starter in 21 years. raveer makes the catch. very appropriate name there in boston, don't you think? celtics game four at king james, look at there.
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keep your eye on chris. excellent defense. lebron misses a jump shot. out works everybody. heat beat the celtics, they have a 3-1 lead now. caught one more fish than i did over the weekend. it wasn't bass. fans throwing cat fish on to the ice. canucks trying to beat the predators. that was the series clincher. the sharks blew a three-game to none lead. they will try to wrap that series up in detroit. >> boy they have been about that all over radio. >> it's not unprecedented the teams have come from three games down to win it best of seven series. it wouldn't be the first time, but let's hope they wrap it up in the motor city. >> it is hard. >> sixth game or the seventh? >> the fourth game when you want to win that fourth win to clinch the series. >> you know what? i shouldn't say this, i'm
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hoping for a seven-game streak. there's nothing better than a seven-game series. >> we'll see you at 11:00. san francisco. a place with natural beauty and a forward-thinking spirit. at bank of america, we've been fueling economic growth here for over a century. today, we're investing in innovations that will define our future. every day, we're working to help set opportunity in motion. from financing a solar project for the milpitas school district to funding the institute at golden gate. because when you're giving, lending, and investing in more communities across the country, more opportunities happen.
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