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good morning, it's 8:00 i'm katie marzullo. let's start with a quick look at the weather with lisa argen. good morning. it is cool but sunny around the bay, 54 in oakland. take a look at the bay bridge but numbers are in the mid 40s, santa cruz and nearly 50 in san jose. starting out in oakland this morning, we'll look for more sunshine and temperatures to come up mid-60s. along the coast despite the
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sunshine it will be gusty to mid-60s. we do have some 70s i but cool side of normal. we'll talk about where we should be but temperatures are going down for the holiday. >> katie: san jose police have arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with a machete murder earlier this month. they say she killed a man in a parking lot on blossom hill road on may 16. they identified as a suspect early on but still don't know why he attacked the victim. there is no known connection between the two men. the investigation into the 16th homicide this year continues. >> vallejo police are getting outside help during operation goodwill. the chp and sheriff's office are offering extra officers to vallejo as many as 15 might be
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added to the 85 patrol officers to saturate areas that have seen frequent shootings and violence and gang activity. they say counties are learning to pool resources in these times of tight budget constraints. >> pg&e is calling the record fine that is being recommended for the 2010 san bruno explosion illegallyexcessive. they are recommending that pg&e pay $2.5 billion. 38 homes were destroyed when a natural gas pipeline exploded. they say it's fair but argues the cost of improvements pipeline should be deduct from the penalty. >> they are teaming up to put
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d.u.i. checkpoints where you may not expected to find them. drivers who have had too much to drink may not be able to avoid police by sticking to the back roads this weekend. that a common miscon >> stay off the freeway. avoiding the highway patrol and stay out the main parts of oakland and avoid the heavy presence of officers in a larger community. >> 4300 drivers have been snared in a check pointed. it typically cost about $10,000 in fines and fees. santa cruz police believe they have foiled a high stabbings heist by saying they he was a mastermind. he is in jail charging with conspiracy to commit grand theft >> is a man that is on mission.
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that mission is to pull off an elaborate grand theft in next couple weeks. >> oceans 11 kind of heist. it was a lot of surveillance that had con in to this. >> reporter: an informant tipped off police. they investigated and decided to take action. they served a warrant at his home. >> we discovered a number of firearms that were discovered in a false wall inside the home. and there was another false wall. >> what they found, rifles, shotguns, 48 in all. some licensed many not. some had been modified and the ammo we're talking about more than 50,000 rounds, some believe to be armor piercing. the police weren't surprised to
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learn what he did for a living. he has been a community safety officer at santa cruz and working night shifts on campus. he was immediately place on leave when they learned of hits arrest. police say he had no criminal past and there was nothing to target he would have targeted the university or the students. >> katie: a former coach at richmond kennedy high school has been arrested on two counts of child abuse. baron edwards is charged with committing sodomy and lewd acts against a child. he is being held on bail. >> there have been dozens of aftershocks near the town of greenville where a quake hit thursday night. people in green violent which is about 150 miles northeast of sacramento reported very little
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damage from earthquakes that large. items did fall from store shelves and residents lost china but that was about it. >> he almost got hit in the road. the cat is traumatized. he wonom't ce out under the bed. >> they don't know which fault is to blame for at least a few days. >> surveillance video as thieves set their sights a high end jeans. it is happening all over the world and here in the bay area. sergio quintana has nor. >> reporter: for some jeans' fans, it's a favorite. >> around hundred dollars, pretty good. >> and the steep price tag why may be because the jeans are
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favorite item for thieves. this is most recent to be targeted in the bay area. they were robbed thursday avenue. >> necessity wheosmd the clerk. then they stole a bunch of jeans $5,000 worth. >> outlets have been recently robbed, livermore, milpitas, walnut creek and newark and the suspect descriptions are similar. they all had the same escape plan. >> they ran out the door and waited for two vehicles in the parking lot. >> but bandits in the bay area aren't the only ones scooping up merchandise. this is surveillance video from a store in chico. you can see two men with jeans in their hands on their way out of story. a few years ago in england,
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these brazen thieves packed up piles of jeans and threatened the store clerk before walking out. they didn't want to comment on our story. they have several leads but did not release surveillance video of the local heist. >> katie: a woman accused of trying to poison customers at starbucks says she is delighted she will not be charged. she was arrested in april after witnesses say she swapped juice bottles with her bag in a display taste. lab tests that they contained vinegar. oakland now as the distinction of being the most exciting city. that is according to the real estate firm movoto. it beat out hundred cities to
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win the awards. qualifications include a large diverse population of young adults and few big box retailers. number of bars, museums and movie theaters per square mile also factored in. that is goodies tings. good weather? >> yes, today will be in the 60s. starting out sunny in the east bay. in the 50s right now. fog around hayward and breezy winds. that is switch -- not really but sunny and cool and how it is changing this holiday weekend. >> multicultural situation comes to the weekend. how and where you can participate and a warning for people that take him oh magazines
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welcome back. how is this for a vantage point,
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a look from mount tamalpais. you can see the clouds out there making for a beautiful morning, it will be a chilly one and lots going on in the forecast the next few days. you might need an umbrella handy. lisa argen will let you know coming up. police say a young man who was hit and killed by a garbage truck on thursday had just moved to the city. she was just 21 years old. this is picture when he was wrestler at clayton valley high school. he had moved to san francisco for an electrician's apprenticeship. he was not wearing a helmet. >> new video had emerged of the collapse of a busy bridge in washington state. look closely at security camera footage. you can see the bridge intact
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and it klachsz in the river. a nationwide search is on search for a replacement span. three people fell in the river. >> it was something like out of movie. it was a huge explosion in front of me. >> katie: investigators say a truck carrying an oversized load hit the bridge as it crossed over. they believe it was the cause of collapse. >> it was built in 1955 with steel truss design cord obsolete in today's standards. by federal standards, the golden gate and dumbarton bridges are considered functionally be on so sleet and carquinez and richmond-san rafael bridges are
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considered structurally deficient. >> a device helping the brain is helping kids with adhd. the results of the study was represented in san francisco. lyanne melendez with more on what could make a real difference for families. >> kids with adhd find it hard to focus. that is because the neurons in certain parts of their brain fire up more slowly than other kids. medication has been known to help but some worry about side effects. this device was used in 20 kids with adhd. >> average age is about nine. they worry it for eight weeks on their forehead. >> the wires are connected to a transmitter which sends gentle
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electrical impulses and stimulates a nerve of the brain. this diagram shows how that stimulation increases blood flow to needed areas and decreases blood flow where there is too much activity. >> it's like a super highway that allows to send signals in and change the activity. >> the doctor says the device is used in europe and canada to treat depression and epilepsy. >> lead researchers say within a week, they noticed an improvement in children's attention and impulse control. sleep patterns also improved dramatically. >> based on the report, 80% of kids improved by the end of the study. >> a month after the treatment ended, parents said the symptoms
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came back. >> the next step would be a larger study to be done. if eventually approved by the fda the device could be on the market in the next few years. lyanne melendez, "abc 7 news." the santa clara board of supervisors may decide whether to require new homes to be wired for electric car chargers. northern california ranks first in ownership but fourth in charging stations. they are drafting an ordinance to require all new homes build in santa clara county to be wired to accept a charger of 240 volts. >> there is a demand as gas prices continue to increase and people are more concerned about the environment, we know that more bay area people are going to buy electric vehicles and they drive into their home they can put it into a charger. a warning for anyone who uses a limo service to get to
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and from oakland airport. they found 13% of limousine services listed do not have valid operating permits. these arelimos that are operating illegally without state approval but with approval of the airport. the airport is in the procession of reviewing permitting for all ground transportation. >> california's largest celebration takes place in san francisco mission district. some 400,000 people are expected to attend the 35th annual carney val. it spans eight blocks. it runs from 10:00 to 5:00 tomorrow and the parade at 9:30. it going up mission street to 17 5th and harry so son. both events are free. donations are accepted at the entrance and online.
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wow, that is going to be huge. is the weather going to cooperate? >> we had one area of low pressure and the another one is taking its place. to give you the short answer, as we look at live doppler, we will be tracking some showers. looks like it. tomorrow, late tomorrow into the holiday memorial day. things are definitely going to be a little bit cool for this time of the year. we are looking at fog. san jose, nice and sunny and cool the past couple mornings and tradeoff with clear sky. 48 in santa cruz, 52 in san jose. 50 in san francisco. nobody here at the beach but with a high of 70 degrees should be a nice spot to hang out in santa cruz, livermore, 54.
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it's been breezy in morning from the east bay to san francisco. it's 52 in santa rosa. you were down to the mid 40s in parts of sonoma county and also in napa. more sunshine, not much in the way of change but increasing clouds that low cloud deck will bring drizzle tomorrow. still look at the possibility of showers. here is a look at the winds this morning. gusting at 18 in half moon bay. 21 miles an hour at half moon bay. concord up to 20 miles an hour. if you are planning for knotted not only the memorial day weekend. take a look at san jose for a high temperature, just 68 tomorrow. winds should be in the upper 70s for this time of the year. trend will go down after the area of low pressure moves out of town. then we recover. that is really the end of the upcoming workweek.
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first area of low pressure brought us the cool, breezy conditions. it's this one that could provide some raindrops. through the late morning hours. it's far to the north of sonoma county and sliding into marin county. the afternoon hours, except 8:00 much of point reyes and santa rosa could be looking at showers and mainly a coastal event from the san mateo coast right through monday night. back home in the south bay today look for 71 and breezy. 68 in milpitas. it's going to be cool with gusty winds. 68 in redwood city. san francisco, 62 with a little bit of a breeze. low 70s for the north bay around santa rosa. 66 in oakland but fremont managing 69. you had to castro valley, here
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is milder numbers. mid-70s with 78 in antioch. accu-weather seven-day forecast, cloudier tomorrow, and friday drizzle, light rain in the afternoon. very widely scattered showers and look for partly cloudy conditions and looking at temperatures still below average. log on to twitter for the latest bay area conditions. >> katie: we're going to need it. >> president obama issued his weekly deterioration address and has a
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>> katie: new this morning, president obama says the nation must do more than remember fallen war heroes. the president says they must remember veterans and care behind and armed forces must have the necessary forces to carry out their mission. >> i ask you to hold fallen
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heroes in our hearts. let's preserve what their sacrifices achieved to make our country strong and free. >> they thanked the nation for prayers and supported following the deadly tornado, his home state was hit hard it was not knocked out. five climbers are miss and feared dead on the world's third highest mountain. it's believed the climbers why were descending from the summit when they slipped at 25,000 feet. two of the climbers are hungarian and one is korean. >> they believe the sudden scare on flight to pakistan was not terror related. jets intercepted the plane after two passengers moved toward the
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cockpit. they arrested them after it landed. 297 passengers were on board. so far police have found no suspicious items. the u.k. remains on heightened terror alert because the deadly attack on a soldier. >> disney parks is kicking off the summer with a 24-hour party. it was an an all-nighter inside the magic kingdom. they rushed into the park whether it opened at 6:00 a.m. all the parks stayed open for 24 hours. it is the first all night opening for all the parks. and disney is the parent company of "abc 7 news". the budget battle in washington is causing widespread problems but how a research center is finding an upside to
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the funding so shortage. >> we your minutes away from an extraordinary tribute to the servicemen and women. i'm keira at golden gate national cemetery. what sets this memorial day from any other in the
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>> katie: welcome back. it's 8:30 and starting with a quick look at the weather. here a lisa argen. >> good morning to you. the unofficial start of summer looking good from this vantage point. sndz cool and numbers in the 50s but today going for a high of 70 with light winds today looking to be the sunniest and mildest. 54 in livermore. 52 in union city and 53 in los gatos. in san jose, nice and sunny as well going for a high of 71. around the bay, mid 60s's to low 70s. winds will be with us once again and look for the cool 50s to remain at our coast. warmest numbers in inland east bay. so today the sunniest and mildest, you are probably wondering what is going to
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happen on the holiday. we'll tell you about that in a minute. >> katie: happening now in honor of memorial day, bay area scouts are paying tribute to fallen soldiers. keira is live in san bruno where the annual tradition is under way. >> we are so blessed at perfect timing. let me get out of way for you because the event is just beginning. take a look at that. color guard is coming in with the bagpipes bringing in the colors. it's the largest memorial day event in the country. can you belief that right here in the bay area. it's beginning right now and at 9:00 a.m., 3500 scouts from across the bay area will cover the national cemetery. they will put flags up every single soldier's grave.
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there must be that many people in addition to the scouts. an extraordinary turnout for the servicemen and women who lost their lives while serving our country. one veteran described to me what this gesture means to him. >> if you take the time, you go to grave site to gravesite. there are times i had to walk away with the kvghz they've had as they are placing the flags on the graves. >> at golden gate at san bruno, for more 50 years at memorial day. this is one. largest national cemeteries known as arlington of the west. again, the largest memorial day event i'm told. these young scouts will place 113,000 flags to pay tribute to
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servicemen and women who died while serving the country. they will do that in just an hour and a half after speeches and music and congresswoman jackie speier will s about to speak. >> katie: that was wonderful to see live. thank you so much. >> more than 200 people will resume the search for a runner today. 27-year-old borasmason has not been seen since last friday. he was on his way to ocean beach where lifeguards say he got into the water. his clothing was found on the beach that night. family and friends refuse to give up. >> more than a third of all doctor's office still keep records on paper. they have been so slow to adapt to computers they are offering
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them money to make the change. they are trying to figure out how to make the transition easier. jonathan bloom explains zbhr it started out like any tech conference arc high profile chief executive. a journalist sbug him and room packed full of bloggers. >> doctors are not early. >> if you visit a doctor, it feels like an antiquated process >> he says a lot of that boils down to privacy rules and red tape. he is the ceo of box which has gone through the process of getting approved to store sensitive medical records in a cloud. >> instead of leaving the room and go consult with other people, they have at their
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fingertips in the ni data they have been able to create. >> the computers have been around for a long time. science are bringing the two together but it's been a challenge. >> it has been stuck in the dark ages. >> this is the time to sponsor the first health beat and they are offering free software. >> all the data from one patient association about to prescribe a drug that is about to interact them w another drug we catch it in realtime. >> what happens when you work out. what is changing your blood pressure. >> because of all the information out there, that is some of most important. >> jonathan bloom, "abc 7 news." >> just days after purchasing a blogging size.
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yahoo has put a bid into hulu. some experts say it could be worth $2 billion. last year hulu generated about $700 million in revenue. the five-year-old company has 4 million uses ooser. >> if you have a wireless service at&t. check your bill. they have added a wireless fee to the plans. they needed it to cover expenses. they have more than 70 million subscribers. a man from texas is planning to follow through on a controversial promise and his plan is upsetting officials in the 3-d printing business. let's take a live look outside this morning. this is view from sutro cam. a little hazy and cloudy and cool this morning.
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>> katie: good morning, very happy holiday weekend to you. memorial day coming up on monday. it's 8:40 on this saturday. you are looking live at santa cruz.
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how gorgeous does that look? and getting ready for the holiday weekend. it's sunny and clear as you can see. it's in the 70s there today. >> aism is described libertarian from texas is following through on a controversial promise. he claims have to use add 3-d printer to have made a gun that actually works. eric thomas explains, they are not happy about it but they don't believe the hype. >> this 25-year-old university texas law student recently showed off his creation, a working plastic gun made on a printer. he put the plans on the internet as quickly the state department ordered taking them down citing unauthorized firearms. not everybody is impressed.
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>> probably a thousand dollars or more and it's not going to last very long. >> he works at 3-d printing business. here they believe wilson's breakt is..., political. yes, he printed a weapon but inferior to traditional guns. >> this is piece we downloaded online. its clip, illegal in california. >> the folks printed this magazine for an a.r.-15 rifle from the website. >> i'll show you. if you squeeze it. it's going to break apart. >> we don't know what the real durability of this weapon is but the psychological and political shot across the bow of gun control advocates, it could have a lasting impact. >> producing an object like this starts with a 3-d model and
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printer produces the model. in this case, plastic. it's used to make a prototype, not to be durable. concern is that people shouldn't have guns, would be able to print guns secretly in their homes. in reality, it would be easier to steal them because machines that can turn them out reliably costs hundreds of thousands of dollars and starter models over the internet are not ready yet. >> you are talking about a fiat compared to a ferrari. they are cad kli different. >> he has one of those fi ads. he spent $700 online and acquired a printer. hardware and software and patients printing a gun unlikely. but advances in technology will eventually make it possible.
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>> we need to tell people about it. >> the technology itself is neither good nor evil. it depends on what you wanted to use it for. >> the debate is liable to get more intense. advance printers can use metal or composite or biological material. if and when somebody decides to use those to make a weapon, government regulation may not be far behind. >> katie: we are kicking a holiday weekend this morning. today is as good as it is going to get. >> it is nice and sunny out there. more clouds and in the days ahead, not only the cloud cover but temperatures coming down. here is a look at sutro camera, nice and sunny, plenty of 50s. more 70s today. no 80s for the next several days. and then some rain.
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>> katie: it's 8:47. take a look at this gorgeous view. live picture of the bay and bay bridge. water is sparkling. temperatures staying below
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average. just in time for your three-day memorial day weekend. >> we've had plenty of 60s and 70s. that is noted going to change. we have the sun for today. what is changing is the cloud cover and we could see another weather system. live doppler 7, you'll notice we have low clouds along the coast and across the bay into hayward and breezy winds, as well. with that, 60s and 70s will feel cooler. here is a look at san jose, nice and sunny for you. enjoy today, tomorrow see extra clouds. 54 in mountain view with oakland coming in at in the 50s. santa cruz 52. we've been enjoying the shot. nice and sunny out there. 70 today at the beach and should be nice tomorrow. clouds will increase and advance into the north bay. chance of showers coming mainly
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around the central bay and north bay on monday. it will still be cloudy and cool here. 54 in los gatos and upper 50s in santa rosa. changes certainly on the way. humidity this morning, making for a little bit of a haze out there. still more sunshine this afternoon. we'll see some of that drizzle move our way with more clouds. that will be the beginning of the switch tomorrow with more cloudiness in the morning hours. chance of showers we'll show you in detail on memorial day coming up in a few moments. gusty winds and half moon bay, san carlos and around the delta, with that cooler air being transported across the bay. we'll not manage numbers any warmer than what we had yesterday. very similar to that. with low pressure heading into the bay area, we'll allow for reinforcing shot of cool air, some moisture with this next system. we've had low pressure for the
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next several days. 4:00 in the afternoon, memorial day, you notice see the cloud cover but the rain staying to the north around ukiah ka and to the evening hours. that is what it looks like. in the late morning hours, still a slight chance from santa rosa. through the afternoon, maybe marin county but not until about 6:00 we could see coastal showers. as we go further through the afternoon and evening, along the san mateo coast, best chances for rain. most of you will escape rain free memorial day but cooler and cloudier. 61 in monterey to today. you have to get in the valley to enjoy the 80s. 74 in los gatos. san francisco, 62. 75, cloverdale. 70, castro valley. mainly those cool green colors
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representing the low 70s but breezy with the upper 70s still feeling like the mid-70s. heading to at&t park, mostly sunny. upper 50s with numbers dropping through the 50s. cooler tomorrow. mist and drizzle early. chance of showers mainly late on monday and north bay and still breezy with numbers continuing to average. >> katie: ongoing budget battles or having a impact on nasa's research center at ames but it has led to innovation. david louie gives us an inside look. >> the labs are not the most modern. the buildings admit they need rehab. the administrator is on west
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coast facilities tour and sequester is on his mind. >> if we stay under sequester. if the president and congress are not able to come together and do what is necessary for the nation, and solve this sequester problem, all bets are off. >> ames is moving ahead trying to do more with less. one area is advanced manufacturing. south bay congressman who is on a house appropriations committee. joined him to see how they launched three satellites. >> these young people can think of it three and why not put it up there. and utilize what it is what we understand. they. they are harnessing 3-d printer technology. >> they are going to be putting the 3-d up in space and you can imagine astronauts needing tools
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to make something. they can print right then and there. >> that is why the administrator things his team won't be on the chopping block. >> ames has unique capability. i don't eastbound vision there is any threat in the future existence of the ames research center. >> still the budget is not a given. >> all government funded agency are having a tough time with the tour today an elected official and administrators will be convince what had they do here is extremely important. david louie, "abc 7 news." check this out. what would you do if the man
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here are the winning numbers from last night's draw. mega number is 28. nobody correctly picked on all 6 and tuesday night's jackpot estimated at $23 million. >> check this out. a woman who had her cellphone smashed at bus stop ended up coming to the rescue of the thief. it happened in colombia. the man smashes a phone and --
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his victim pulls him from underneath the platform and grab back her phone. thief is going to be okay. he was treated for minor injuries and then arrested for the crime. it was a rare sight in the sky last night. it's called a super moon. this full moon is at the closest point of earth for the month about 17,000 miles closer than average. mercury, venus and jupiter will all align and tight grouping of the planets won't be seen again until 2026. very exciting. check that out if you can. >> it was gorgeous. >> and cloud increase and breeze you si. 60 and 70s. 66 in oakland. no clouds tomorrow but chance of showers late today in o memorial day but it will take all week long to warm back up. >> katie: thank you for joining us on saturday morning news. news continues at 5:00 p.m.
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