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>> in the news this saturday morning, may 21st, a worldwide christian radio network predicts today is judgment day. he says it will happen at 6:00 p.m., time zone by time zone. and this morning, oakland police officers are carrying older pistols because of a defect discovered in their new guns. >> good morning. temperatures are in the lower 50's. sun coming up 5:55. you see plenty of it but a little bit cooler. >> good morning. a christian radio evangelist prophecy that the end of the world would come today is already proving false in new zealand where may 21st came and went without a biblical rapture. harold camping of family radio has spent millions of dollars
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warning people to prepare for a massive earthquake that would begin at dawn in new zealand and spread around the globe. it even brought protests outside his radio station. >> this billboard on the oakland bay bridge approach warns everyone that the end of days is tomorrow. it will begin with earthquakes all over the world. harold camping says the last day is in the bible. >> it will be the beginning of judgment day and it will begin wherever the calendar says may 21. >> camping's family radio group bought billboards like this all over the world to help deliver his prophecy. at his radio station on higgenburg road in oakland today, four people describing themselves as christians decided to protest his interpretation of the scripture. >> what if he's right? >> we're all going but it's not possible. a bible says no man knows the date nor the hour except the father in heaven. >> crews were also at the
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station covering the story. we spoke to brendan rowe, an employee of the radio station. he's shocked at the response to his prediction. >> it's a bit wild. i've been here five years now. it's crazy that it's -- i made it this far, i guess, you could say. i never really thought about what it would be like when this day came. >> family radio has 66 stations like this all over the world and raise some $100 million in the past seven years from donations much of the money has gone to this type of advertising. this reverend sees it as a ploy for media time. >> i have a feeling that this is an attention getter. it is a way of him making sure that he makes the news one way or the other. >> atheists plan a party called rapture ram, a regionalist atheist meeting beginning saturday morning. they say they'll celebrate the insanity and failure of campings' predictions.
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>> if we're wrong, god knows where to find us. >> he doesn't even think about the possibility that he's wrong but that worker we spoke to plans on showing up to work at family radio on monday morning. >> this morning, san francisco police are reviewing surveillance video after a stabbing on a bus last night. it happened at mission and precita avenue around 8:00 on a 14 mission bus. there was a fight between a group of men and women. the 32-year-old male victim was taken to the hospital with stab wounds to his face and torso. his condition is not known. santa clara police say tips from the public played a major role in catching the man who killed a popular resident nicknamed the church man. detectives say he beat him to death with a baseball bat in what appears to be a random act it happened on lafayette street. they say the 62-year-old victim attended church daily and always carried a bible.
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oakland police are handing in their newly issued guns after a defect was found in those weapons. oakland uses pistols made by glock and the defect turned up in glock's latest models. police emphasize the problem never posed any dangers to officers or the public. he wants them to ensure the reliability before returning the weapons and they're using their old side arms for now. an officer is accused of a drug crime himself. a felony drug charge has been filed against veteran officer jason fredricksson. he pleaded not guilty in court. he's accused of providing one pound of marijuana to a police officer he was romantically linked to. >> he provided marijuana to for the purposes of sale and that confidential informant was an active inform anted with the san leandro police department. >> this is about one person, in fact, two persons.
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this is what i call a dangerous liaison and a really romantic indiscretion gone bad and gotten complicated with some marijuana. >> the officer's wife cheryl fredriksson works for the police department as a dispatcher. both are on paid administrative leave a fight began yesterday morning during two inmates but 150 eventually got involved and the riot lasted five minutes and the guards fired a warning shot and used pepper spray and rubber bullets to break it up. two inmates suffered stab wounds. guards recovered six homemade knives. the prison was placed on lockdown. a appeals court has upheld the appellate court's ruling that it's constitutional, they rejected the challenge by ron dudum, a former candidate for supervisor who lost to the now disgraced supervisor five years ago. oakland, berkeley and san leandro use rent choice voting
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and it lets cities avoid holding runoff elections when one candidate fails to capture more than 50% of votes. the system asks voters to rank their three top choices for each office. search and rescue crews discovered a missing wipery owner. robert brown took off from the lake tahoe area on wednesday headed for tracy. amateur county search and rescue team found brown's body and the wreckage of his plane in the national forest. brown owned two northern california wineries and he founded one of them to raise money for breast cancer research after the disease killed his wife. the ntsb is investigating the crash. in economic news, california's unemployment rate is falling. april marked the fourth consecutive month of declining unemployment in the state and for the first time in a year and a half, the jobless figure has fallen below 12%. the work force of more than 14 million, california added only 8900 jobs last month.
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here's more from abc 7's capital correspondent annette miranda in sacramento. >> for more than a year and a half, it didn't seem like california could get out of the 12% doldrums until finally a breakthrough. the unemployment rate for april dipped to 11.9%. it's a 1/10th of a percent from march when the jobless rate stood at 12%. a year ago, it was much worse. 12.4%. the state gained 8,900 jobs. anemic but not bad considering where it's been during the great recession. >> still, that's job gains much different from the story we were talking about a year ago when we had job losses of about a half million jobs. >> as much as state leaders try to put a positive spin on numbers, more than two million people are still out of work in california. 1/3 of them are like retired military veteran james reid who hasn't held a job for a year or more. so breaking the 12% barrier isn't that encouraging to the unemployed truck driver.
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>> not to me. maybe on a national level it might be encouraging but right here in this area. >> the scores still struggling explains why lines are long at job fairs, people may have a better time finding a job. >> we may not know that these wonderful people that have this experience and these skills are out there looking for a job. >> the leisure and hospitality sector posted the most job gains but government suffered the most losses as deficits continue to plague budgets. still at 11.9% unemployment rate means more and more californians are collecting paychecks. andre richardson joins those ranks having just received an offer. >> six months wias really, realy stressful and consuming but i made it. ok? i made it. >> employment officials expect the downward trend to continue in the coming months. the next barrier to break is
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single digit territory but it's unclear when that will happen. in sacramento, nanette miranda. >> breakdown of the bay area numbers. east bay gained the most jobs and unemployment fell to 10.4%. the south bay added 2900 jobs. but san francisco, marin and san mateo counties had a net gain of 700 jobs. a lot of people in service industries got laid off. on monday, redwood city leaders will consider asking voters to raise business and hotel taxes to fill a $2.6 million budget gap. if the city council approves it, the measure would go on the november 8th ballot would voters could pass it with a simple majority. hotel occupancy taxes said to be popular with voters because tax gets paid for out of town visitors. the business and license taxes in redwood city hasn't increased since 1984. they rejected the last attempt to raise it back in october of 2009. a special message from the pope to the astronauts aboard the
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international space station as endeavour's crew takes a close-up look of the damaged tile. tense face-to-face meeting between president obama and israel's prime minister a day after harsh words aimed squarely at israel. [ female announcer ] we all want cleaner laundry. we all want fewer chemicals. new all free clear oxi-active. a free clear detergent that's tough on stains and gentle on skin. try new all free clear oxi-active.
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>> today, the astronauts received a history making phone call. >> welcome aboard, your holiness. >> dear astronauts, i'm very happy to have this extraordinary opportunity to converse with you during your mission and especially grateful -- >> pope benedict made the first
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ever papal call to space when he addressed all 12 astronauts on board the international space station from the vatican. he said he admired the astronauts' courage, discipline and commitment. he sent get well wishes for wounded congresswoman gabrielle giffords who is the wife of the shuttle commander mark kelly. he thanked the pope for his kind words. earlier this morning, the robotic camera was used to take pictures of two damaged tiles. it has mission control to determine how deep it goes. president obama is standing by his call for israel to withdraw to its 1967 borders despite a stirring rebuke today from israel prime minister benjamin netanyahu. the two leaders met yesterday at the white house to discuss peace negotiations. >> it cannot go back to the 1967 lines because these lines are indefensible, because they don't take into account certain changes that have taken place on
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the ground. together, hopefully, we are going to be able to work to usher in a new period of peace and prosperity in a region that is going to be going through some very profound transformations. >> the president and netanyahu agree that there cannot be peace as long as hamas continues to deny israel's right to exist. this morning, a former imf chief dominique strauss-khan is under house arrest at an apartment near ground zero. his release from rikers island was made after an agreement fell through after neighbors objected to the media frenzy. at least one armed guard is watching him at all times and he's wearing an ankle tracking bracelet. he's accused of sexually assaulting a maid last weekend. oprah goes off the air but before she signs off, she'll reflect on the legacy she'll leave behind. we'll air a special called
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"oprah looks back, 25 years of the oprah winfrey show." her final show airs the following day at 4:00. i know what that last show is going to be like but a lot of people are buzzing about what it is. it's a secret show. who's on it. what are they going to do? >> are you on it? >> no, i heard she's going to pay off my mortgage. >> that could happen. >> could happen. i got to watch. ok, you know, we're talking cooler weather. a little cooler. it's been nice. >> yeah. >> but dry is great. so springlike out there. the marine layer is with us. 1400 feet should be sort of exact. we'll talk about cooler weather and prospects for warmer weather. that's in the seven-day outlook coming out. >> like those prospects. next, a big night at the tank as the sharks turn the tables on vancouver. larry beil has the highlights coming up.
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>> you might expect that this would be a banner year for sierra ski resorts. it turns out that business was actually down this year. today's "l.a. times" report that california mountain resorts are a 12% decline in skiers and snow borders compared to last season. the problem was too much snow. the near record snowfall often closed down the roads or discouraged drivers from trying to get up to the ski areas
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during weekend and holidays. california's ski industry association calls it a frustrating year because it could have been a sensational season if the timing of the storms had just been different. there's some good news if you are headed to south lake tahoe this weekend for skiing or whatever. highway 50 will reopen today. the roadway over echo summit has been closed for repair work for a week and a half now. cal trans had warned it could be shut down until memorial weekend. exact opening time will be determined are weather and temperature. what's a good time to open today? lisa argen. not to put you on the spot. >> there are some showers up there. >> really? >> just a couple. higher elevations will see a chance of that. we're going to stay dry but our own -- the wind, sea breeze that picks up from day to day. for that, we'll allow for slightly cooler temperatures today and even cooler tomorrow. here's a live look outside from our roof camera and you'll notice a few clouds around.
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sun coming up earlier and earlier. 5:55. and we will be looking at a whole lot of sunshine today. this morning, temperatures have dropped and some of our protected valleys, good morning, napa, 49 for you. it's 47 in santa rosa with 50 in fremont. 53 in mountainview so we are looking at temperatures a couple of degrees cooler in some spots and a little warmer out in our inland areas. concord is a little warmer. napa 3 degrees cooler this morning. here are the highlights then. partly cloudy to start out. the marine layer is back so by the coast, we're talking a little over 1,200 feet deep so we'll see some sun there. it will be breezy today. elsewhere, lots of sunshine and then cooler conditions tomorrow as a weak system heads our way. here's our satellite and radar composite. i talked about a few showers up in the mountains and you'll notice it will continue to be a threat around the higher elevations, crest today but other than that, we have the
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system today and then the one tomorrow. they're weak but, you know, temperatures will stay a little bit below average so the warmup looks like it may be coming in time next weekend for the holiday memorial weekend. today, clouds at the coast to start out and temperatures will come down even further tomorrow. and you'll leave the jacket out there from time to time. sunny today in summervale. campbell, 72. 73 in los gatos. we'll have the stiff sea breeze today. 68 in redwood city. downtown san francisco, 62. 6 degrees shy of average and the breezy winds from the sunset, richmond south city with numbers in the low 60's there and in the north bay, you'll notice the breezy winds. the numbers are just in the 50's if you're headed to stinson, pretty cool day here. low to mid 70's should return to
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the north bay in santa rosa but a few clouds around napa. i think some of the higher elevations of the north bay will see a few extra clouds today. otherwise, more sunshine and mid 50's in richmond. 68 in union city. we're talking low 70's for dublin but mid 70's for brentwood. 76 concord, walnut creek and down by the monterey bay, looking at 60 there. here's the accuweather seven day forecast. after a couple of days of cooling tomorrow and then by monday, we'll see a little bit of warming tuesday and wednesday and we could get into much more significant warming by next weekend. so always a little debate the further out you go. just a tease for you. >> all right. thank you, lisa. 49ers tight end vernon davis shared his passion for art painting a mural in the boys and girls club. and he presented the vernon davis visual arts scholarship to lowell high school student last night at the young museum's
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young at art gala. the scholarship provides tuitions to support the youth interested in pursuing a career in visual artsz. he majored in studio art at the university of maryland. in sports, pleasant bay sway away will try to defeat animal kingdom and 12 other horses in this afternoon's running of the preakness stakes. last night, the sharks tried to sway their fans into believing the men in teal could come back in their western conference final series against the vancouver canucks. here's larry beil with the highlights in this morning's sports. >> good morning, everybody. the sharks are back in their series with vancouver. game three in the tank. very different from the first two games. the men in teal built the lead and had to hang on for dear life. reversal of fortune from game two with vancouver committing the penaltys in this one. up high on ian white. the sharks take advantage on the power play. bangs it past roberto lowongo. 1-0. another chance, marlo on the
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break away. he shoots and scores. his second of the game. seventh post season to make it 3-0 and then in the third, dan boyle with a five on three. 4-1 sharks. what could go wrong? well, that. jamie mcgint called for a five minute major. you'll need that when you're protecting a big lead. canucks with a five minute power play. scored twice. and the ricochet in. suddenly it's 4-3. under a minute left, canucks with another chance. doug murray coming up with a big block in front. and the sharks survive 4-3. they still trail 2-1 games with game four sunday in the tank. >> the last two have not been anywhere near par for our group so it was nice to see us return to the way we can play. >> it's nice to produce a team win. it boils down to wins right now and do whatever it takes to win, i think. they played really well tonight
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and we'll need that again. >> we realized, you know, what's at stake and the guy showed up and the fans were into it and they gave us an extra boost but we know the importance of winning tonight. >> baseball, giants and a's opened inner league play at the bay bridge series. giants and a's fans, see, they can get along. ryan vogelsong gets kurt suzuki swinging. trevor cayhill gave up a run in the first and lights out after that. look at buster posy, completely fooled. his bat ends up in the stands. nobody hurts. cahill goes six and six. line drive single to right off brian fuentes. singled to start the inning and scores from second. good night. home safely. giants with their sixth walkoff win of the year. got a patent on this stuff. 2-1 the final. news from the nba, the warriors have hired the logo jerry west to work with management. he was a star with the lakers on
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the court and then, of course, as their general manager for many years. great news by the warriors owner with instant credibility. west will be an advisor for the team. day six, tour california, 15 minute time trial. american dave zebriski blistered the koshs 30 minutes, 35 seconds. course record. wins the stage by 15 seconds. the yellow jersey belongs to chris warner. he finishes in sixth place. has a 38 second lead over lipeheimer. that's a wrap on morning sports. have a great weekend, everybody. i'm larry beil. >> and next at 5:30, will i am, the front man for the black eyed peas gives new high school graduates a gift. the clues they found miles above the earth before
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it's freshness that lasts for 14 days, it's snuggly softness you depend on. it's value you can feel good about. it's what makes the world a softer place. ♪ let's snuggle®. >> in his weekly address, president obama is calling on congress to reform no child left behind this year. he says reforms in education should not come from washington politicians. he says they should come from school principals and parents. >> our challenge now is to allow all 50 states to benefit from the success of race to the top. we need to promote reform that gets results while encouraging communities to figure out what's best for their kids.
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that's why it's so important that congress replace no child left behind this year. so schools have that flexibility. reform just can't wait. >> as an example, he mentioned his visit this week to booker t. washington high school in memphis. he says he was inspired by the young people he met who overcame difficulties and worked hard to earn their diplomas. one of the front men of the popular group black eyed peas was in the bay area last night. he wasn't here to perform. but to motivate young people to succeed. and he's even offering to pay for it. abc 7's lisa amin gulezian has more. >> will i am is an entertainer, entrepreneur and an education advocate. >> i'm so proud of you. >> he's here to support these college-bound students. recent grads of the college track program. >> ♪ i got a feeling >> pride fills this room because these students are all considered at risk. they go to centers in oakland, east palo alto and san
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francisco. >> where are you going to college? >> i will be attending mit this fall. >> i didn't know what the a.c.t. was and things like that. so i didn't even know i needed it to apply to the university. >> he arrived in the u.s. from el salvador four years ago and immediately found college track. his father says his son is the first in the family to go to college. college track provides students with tutors,mentors, counselors and scholarship opportunities. that's where will i am comes in. for the first time, he's partnering with college track and offering the i am scholarship fund. >> a lot of encouragement and if i didn't have that, i would be like the people that i grew up with. i probably wouldn't be alive. >> ivy is going to ucla with an i am scholarship. >> for a famous guy like will i
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am to come, that's amazing. >> college track supports students and after they enter the program from the freshman high school to the time they graduate from college. in redwood city, lisa amin gulezian, abc 7 news. >> school officials in san jose are celebrating the start of an innovative program. yesterday, they kicked off the largest solar energy program of any school district in the nation. cells were installed at 13 sites in the east side union high school districts that will save $3 million in energy costs next year alone and 30 teaching jobs. solar panels were installed by chevron. twitter's chief technology officer has stepped down. he helped the san francisco social networking company create the technology that helped it become so popular. his departure comes as investors are figuring out twitter's stock value in anticipation of the social networking site going
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public. a team of nasa and russian scientists thinks the devastating earthquake in japan has revealed clues about predicting earthquakes. if it works, it can save a lot of lives, not all scientists agree with these findings. the finding of our media partner california watch with the nonprofit independent center for investigative reporting. >> the march 11 earthquake in japan was a magnitude 9.1. a team of scientists monitoring quakes there say they could tell it was coming because the atmosphere above the epicenter was heating up from eight days before. this russian scientist says stresses on the ever's crust leading up to a quake cause gases like radon to escape into the atmosphere. they ionize and create heat that's detectable by satellite. his team says out of 24 quakes in japan of magnitude 7 or greater, all show the same atmospheric signals beforehand.
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>> it's impossible to store this underground and it is the one moment to release. >> interpretation in my perspective is not the last word. >> he agrees the atmosphere heats up but not from escaped gases. he thinks that stresses on the earth's crust build towards a quake, massive air ionization is a measurable result but still, he cautions prediction is too strong a word. >> will never be able to predict. we can forecast like the weather service forecasts certain weather conditions and the reason is that whatever we do, we can only detect the stress build-up in the earth. not the earthquake itself. >> so we've also learned a lot about the physics of failure of the earth's crust and it is not reassuring. >> usgs geophysicist malcolm johnson says quake precurseors happen at tiny places on a fault, it's impossible to know
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for sure what's coming but he says it's important to keep looking. >> and we are very honest about what does work and what doesn't work. >> nasa russian team's data on the 24 japan quakes will be released later this year. >> lisa argen now talking about earthquake predicting. how wonderful that would be. especially in this area. >> yes. yeah, incredible. brings back a lot of memories, doesn't it? >> yeah, it does. those picture sure do. >> we're talking about slightly cooler air today. the sea breeze picking up so if you're hoping for warmer weather, we have that to talk about but maybe not in the imminent future. right now, some low clouds out there. but sun coming up shortly. detail your weekend forecast and the holiday weekend next weekend coming up. >> the harbor porpises return to the bay and one in particicicicc
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>> a deadly horse virus has forced sonoma county to cancel several equestrian events and prompted riders to pull more than 40 horses out of santa rosa's annual rose parade this weekend. according to the santa rosa press democrat, two horses from sonoma county participated in a show in utah where the outbreak of equine virus is believed to be originated. some horse owners aren't taking any chances. it's highly contagious and spread through touch, the air or shared food or water. researchers have discovered a rare white porpoise in san francisco bay. the discovery is thrilling environmentalists who are already excited to see any harbor porpoises coming back. they disappeared decades ago. cleaning up the bay seems to be paying off. here's dan ashley with this morning's assignment 7 report. >> porpoise right here. porpoises. >> on any given day, dozens of harbor porpoises are swimming happily under the golden gate
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bridge. bill keener knows many of them by sight. >> believe it or not, you can take pictures at this distance. >> in the last 2 1/2 years, bill and a team of observers have photographed more than 200 individual porpoises. they don't have names. but they do have code numbers. there's handsome ffb 78 with a rugged scar. the dutiful mother, fsb 34 with her jet black calf. and fsb 179 whose tail may have been bitten by a shark. bill knows just where to find them. >> this rip tide that's coming in, the porpoises tend to feed along that area. >> fully grown, harbor porpoises are about 5 feet long, roughly half the size of a dolphin. they've lived in the san francisco bay for thousands of years. but during world war ii, the military strung a net across the golden gate and placed mines around the entrance. they were blocking enemy submarines. but porpoises were blocked, too. >> those nets and mines, of course, were ultimately removed
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but as the bay got more polluted, the porpoises did not come back until 2008 when bill's colleagues first spotted some near sausilito. >> we knew there was family groups and they're coming in to feed. >> phil is an environmental lawyer and former head of the marine mammal center. he and a handful of other experts now have a permit to study porpoise behavior. and figure out why they would return to an urban waterway full of boat traffic. >> could be that the bay's cleaner and there's more fish. the bay is in a particularly productive period right now and that's very good and to have naturally animals come back into an area is pretty unusual. >> and even more unusual was this. a photograph bill took april 30th. >> and you can see it's so white, it's just shining in the water and it appears to be the very first white harbor porpoise ever recorded from the pacific ocean.
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>> in the last 100 years, scientists have only documented six other white harbor porpoises anywhere in the world. the team is hoping this one will come back and if it does, it is likely to be visible again from the golden gate bridge. >> it's one of the best places in the world to do porpoise research because unlike going out on a boat where you disturb them by the very presence, they don't know you're there on the bridge. >> they note the animal's scars and coloring to figure out who is who in the porpoise world. this one was first identified by a big v-shaped scar. >> some months later, here is this same animal that is engaged in mating behavior. so we know that animal is a female now. >> the porpoise photos reveal a rich social life with a lot of interaction. researchers believe one reason the animals are thriving is what's happening underwater. along the northern california coast, there are three marine sanctuaries protected by the federal government. >> all of the animals including
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the ones on the bottom, the worms in the mud as well as the porpoises, it all cascades into being a healthier environment for all the animals. >> you can see some of that yourself. porpoises and a lot more just by walking out on the golden gate bridge. >> fantastic platform to view wildlife and i think local people don't really realize that. >> harbor porpoises have also appeared in other areas around the central part of san francisco bay and if you see one, either a porpoise or a dolphin, the research group would like to hear from you. we have a link to their web site at click on "see it on tv" for all of those who go out there and check out the bay. i've seen them at simpson beach and a lot the santa cruz. san francisco bay, i haven't seen them. >> either have i. maybe a lot of those walkers that cross the golden gate bridge. >> he makes a good point. you don't think of it an observation bay but think of it as sightseeing. >> kind of creepy, though, looking down. >> i know what you mean.
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>> anyway, as we look up, you'll notice that we do have some clouds out there and just a little in the way of low clouds but a lot of that will be dissipating here in the mountains and the weak front will provide a few showers and you saw the snow last weekend and, you know, the skies will begin to clear here late in day but more sunshine back home towards the bay area where we're looking at just some minor stratus and with the northerly wind today, although it's going to keep the air cooler but also, works to keep the stratus out of the bay. so we've got that going for us. 49 in napa. 47 in santa rosa. 51 in san francisco with 52 in san jose. so this morning, we have sort of a mix of conditions. a few areas are cooler than yesterday and redwood city, warmer than yesterday. santa rosa and concord, couple of degrees warmer so starting out partly cloudy this morning. mostly sunny today but we will have a sea breeze today that will offset some of that warming
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and then tomorrow, even breezier so definitely taking a hit tomorrow in terms of the temperatures. right now, you're looking at a little bit of precip in the mountains here and we'll continue to see the threat of showers there in the sierra nevada today due to a weak system but overall, talk about those northerly winds, that will bring more sunshine today. should be a pleasant day out there. kind of cool, though. you should need the jacket throughout the afternoon because those winds will pick up the sea breeze and then the sea breeze gets even stronger tomorrow so we'll see that clearing and we'll look for temperatures definitely about 5 degrees cooler tomorrow. today, though, highs shy of our average with just 51 in san -- how about 71 san jose? so a 20-degree jump from these morning's temperatures to low 70's later on this afternoon. 59 palo alto. we have the breezy winds from pacifica and half moon bay. mid to upper 50's here. san francisco coming in at 62 today with 57 in daly city.
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north bay numbers ranging from the 50's, mid 70's, santa rosa, cloverdale, how about 76 today. so the further north, northerly winds being realized here, those down sloping winds so some of the warmest numbers pretty far to the north in marin and sonoma. east bay, a little cool on the bay with 65 in oakland. 70 castro valley, a lot of sunshine, though, and in the inland valleys, highs in the lower 70's for dublin. pleasanton and livermore coming in at 74 today. a cool one for carmelo at 58 there. so here's the accuweather seven day forecast, despite the sunshine, we'll see temperatures coming down just a little bit today. more so tomorrow and then by tuesday and wednesday, we try to warm it back up just modestly but by the end of next week, we should see some significant warming so it's been quite a while since we've seen that warm weather. >> we're heading towards june. it's about time. >> well, you know, june gloom if
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you're in southern california. >> always has that, too, for the summer but, you know, it should warm up by the end of the week. >> all right, lisa. thanks a lot. coming up next, hackers store your personal information. now your identity is at risk. 7 on your side's michael finney talks [ asst mgr ] what are you doing? fixing the name. it'siber none. looks like one. well, i know. i put an "n" there. ah! fiber one honey clusters cereal! that's really good! it tastes good, so there can't be fiber in it! it's actually got about half a day's worth of fiber. [ asst mgr ] it says so right on the box. [ fiber seeker ] really? try it. [ mr. mehta ] honey, touch of brown sugar, crunchy clusters -- any cardboard? cardboard no, delicious yes. so where's the fiber? maybe it's in the honey clusters. [ male announcer ] fiber one. cardboard no, delicious yes.
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>> have you ever received a notice in the mail saying there was a security breach in the
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business and your personal information may have been stolen? it happens to millions of people every year and that leaves many worrying whether somebody out there may be plotting to steal their money or their identity. so what can you do? 7 on your side's michael finney has some answers. >> we hear of it more and more. 100 million sony playstation customers find out hackers got into their account. millions of customers of chase bank, target, tivo and other companies are told somebody stole their names and e-mail. >> tom evans received a warning letter, too. his from his insurance company health net saying several of its hard drives were suddenly missing and they contained sensitive health records of 2 million customers. including todd. >> it's like they got everything that somebody would need to know to be me. >> including his name, address, social security number, health and financial information. >> potentially that's a big
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disaster. >> the letter said ibm handles the data and it could not locate the disc drive. >> i want to know where my information is. i want to know exactly what happened. how do you lose a server? does somebody wheel it out the door? >> under california law, companies must notify consumers when their information is stolen. but they're not required to provide details of the breach. 7 on your side contacted ibm which said only "ibm continues to assist health net with its investigation of unaccounted for server drives. health net said protecting the privacy of our members is of the highest priority. health net has acted promptly, decisively and appropriately to protect affected individuals. indeed, health net is offering customers two years of free identity theft protection, that includes fraud alerts and $1 million of insurance coverage to correct any fraud. todd said that's great but what happens after two years? >> how much is enough?
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>> unfortunately, there's no magic bullet with this type of -- there's no one answer that fits every situation. >> that special agent, charles white of the u.s. secret service that enforces identity theft laws. he says don't rely on a company to protect your identity. >> set up a file and we're all our own best advocates. >> white says file a police report that you can point to later if someone opens an account or commits a crime in your name. set up a fraud alert with the three major credit bureaus. you'll be notified if someone tries to open an account in your name. be on guard for at least a year or longer. hackers may sell data to scammers who may use it down the line. no great comfort for todd. >> it's probably 90% that nothing will happen and that it's just a misplaced piece of hardware but what if it's not? >> hearings began in congress last month. some ledgislators are calling fr federal law requiring companies to secure data and swiftly
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notify customers after a breach. i'm michael finney, 7 on your side. >> coming up next, the clepto kitty is back. how you can see dusty the cat and get some of his loot. ♪ you're unpacking already? yeah. help me find some mugs? sure. ♪ [ beep ] hey. okay.
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nobody got all six numbers right so the jackpot will grow to at least $26 million for tuesday's drawing. there's music among the vineyards in the city of sonoma this weekend. the seventh annual sonoma jazz plus series began last night under the tent off the plaza and abc 7 arts and entertainment reporter don sanchez explains it's about keeping music in schools. >> ♪ can't get >> susan is singing for the sixth grade band at the middle school showing them the importance of music and the arts in education. >> just think, you can be creative and use math and reading with music. because music is math. people don't always think that but, you know, you think about your chords and intervals. >> she grew up in boston but discovered southern blues, gospel, rock 'n' roll at age 6 and this is what she does these days. >> ♪ rolling on >> susan with her husband derek
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trucks, the almond brothers guitarist. they formed the band so they could take their two children on the road with them. >> everybody is very in tune with each other and my husband, i know pretty much what he's doing every second. if i don't know what i'm doing, i'll look at him. >> the band is the opening act at the sonoma jazz plus festival. this is where they'll play the 3800 seat field of dreams. joining jon fogarty, sheryl crowe and gypsy king. this music is all about kids music. >> our mission since day one has been to support music education so this is a great way to give back to the community when it definitely needs it in music. >> children need that. it helps break up the day. you can't just do math and english all day long. >> when they finish here, the band gets on their bus and heads to southern california and back to san francisco on sunday night. their new album comes out june 7th. susan says her career has been like that field of dreams.
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>> sit in and play with a lot of my heroes. and i love what i do. >> in sonoma, don sanchez, abc 7 news. >> today, a world famous or shall we say infamous cat will serve as grand marshall for redwood city's 10th annual pet parade. dusty the clepto cat is known for his nightly raids stealing property from neighbors and bringing it all homement he came an internet sensation and featured here on abc 7 and animal planet. last saw him in april wearing jail stripes at a fundraiser for the peninsula humane society. that nonprofit group puts on redwood city's annual pet parade and it starts at 11:00 this morning. this year, the unclaimed property will go on the auction block to help raise more money for the peninsula humane society. coming up next at 6:00 -- >> normal life will no longer be possible. >> i think it's kind of funny. >> the doomsday prediction for today that some are taking seriously while others slug it
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off. >> some good news on the jobless front. california's unemployment rate dipped below 12% for the first time since august 2009.
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