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forecast. it's thursday, june 9th. this is today in the bay. good morning to you. i'm laura garcia-cannon. thanks for joining us. i want to check the forecast with christina. warmest day so far? >> warmest day so far. inland, 80 degree weather today. it's going to be nice and comfortable along the peninsula. san francisco, low 70s for you. same for oakland. i have the numbers for you. a little bit of a change as we get closer to the weekend. we are waiting for the weekend. let's get you out the door. >> some folks finished for the day. this is eastbound highway 4. the construction picked up. it's picked up around 4:00 every day. opposite your main commute. it's lower than 73 a few minutes
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ago. maybe the slowdown already started. we'll watch it. we haven't seen anything major in the area. 70 is a decent speed. oakland shows construction. we have a couple lanes at the coliseum dropped. there are the flashing lights. looks like they are moving the cones. >> thank you, mike. we have an update of a rescue where an emergency crew is trying to find if a car went into the water. christie smith is live in oakland with more on the story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, laura. we are where the oakland fire department and coast guard each have boats in the water looking for a car that may have gone under. they put a dark buoy out there. they marked a spot where they located something hard in the water. they have long poles and they are poking them down to the
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bottom and believe they may have hit something. a couple driving by here spotted what they saw was the rear end of a car, possibly a honda floating in the water with the dome light on. they called 911, whipped their car around and what they thought was a submerged car was gone. there are no signs of an accident like skid marks or broken railings. just a boat ramp as a possible way in. >> yeah, there is a launching ramp here for boats. given, you know, there's no outward signs of an accident. if there is a vehicle, that's how the car wound up in the canal, through the boat launch area. >> reporter: police say there is a homeless camp nearby on interstate 880.
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they talked to folks there about whether they saw anything unusual. they don't know if the car is in the water. what's happening is the two boats and their crews are poking their sticks down there on what they hit. they are waiting for a dive team to get here and physically go in the water. that should happen by 6:00 this morning. reporting live in oakland, christie smith, today in the bay. >> it will be interesting to see if they found anything. san francisco's police chief are defending the actions of two officers. greg sir says the officers were in danger of losing their lives and being seriously injured on tuesday. the man killed was the genx bandit. the officers involved in the shooting are on paid administrative leave, pending investigation. dozens of stabbings and
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fights have neighbors living in fear. they say it's getting worse near blossom hill road. she's seen bottles thrown and brawls near her home. she would like to see police officers walk the neighborhood instead of patrolling in their cars. she says she is terrified her kids could become victims. >> i don't feel comfortable. they can't ride a bike because they are afraid they will take the bike. >> the police reassured the mainly hispanic audience they are not immigration agents. they want neighbors to overcome their fears of deportation and retaliation and call police if they see a crime being committed. san francisco police officer will be in court today to face bribery charges. marla tellez has more on that. >> certainly never a good thing to end up on the wrong side of the law. good morning, laura.
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he's a former san francisco police officer. prosecutors say paul allegedly received bribes from taxi driver applicants. he took $100 over a two-year period. the 36-year veteran was in charge of grading written exams. he would give passing tests. they were arrested last november. in oakland, three suspects will stand trial for home invasion robberies. a superior court judge ruled yesterday there was sufficient evidence to try the group for robbing 25 homes. two suspects, 24 and 21-year-old man and woman are from the bay area. the other is a 25-year-old man from stockton. they have been charged on 79 felony counts including 49 home
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invasion robbery accounts. it took place over an eight month period in oakland. they believe the suspects charged asian immigrants. the 17-year-old boy accused of shooting a family and killing a 3-month-old baby will be tried as an adult. he made his first court appearance yesterday. he did not enter a plea. the parents were in the courtroom. he and another person shot at the family after mistaking them for gang members who beat them up in may. he'll be back in court on the 15th to enter a plea. at 5:06, that's the latest from here. >> thank you, marla. muni drivers voted down a contract agreement. don't worry, there won't be a strike.
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an arbitrator will step in. whatever contract they decide, both sides have to live with it. it will go into effect july 1st. the next time you dial 911 in the south bay, you will see a different ambulance drive up to your home. a company called rural metro takes over beginning july 1st. not everyone is happy about that change. damian trujillo is live at the headquarters this morning where ambulances are being prepared for the first day on the road. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, laura. here they are. there are 55 of these blue and gold ambulances here in the south bay in the fleet of rural metro. this is what they look like. they are bigger than the old ones. managers say they are as state of the art as they come. they will operate in the south bay under the seal of santa clara county. they take over the contract for amr.
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they are equipped with technology to receive the patient's chart, vital signs and crucial medication before the patient arrived at the hospital. the gurneys are new and state of the art. the wheels lower remotely making it easier on the emt and the patient. response time will remain the same as mandated by the county. >> this is a very tightly regulated contract. it's performance based meaning we have to meet specific response time requirements. >> reporter: the faces inside the ambulances will remain the same as well. rural metro hired most of the emt's that were working for amr. there's displeasure over pay. we received e-mails in the news room from the emts about the pay. they agreed to pay the same, if not better wages than amr.
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metro says they are doing just that. we are live in san jose, i'm damian trujillo, today in the bay. >> interesting. thank you very much. what about the forecast? 5:08 right now. warmest day of the year so far. it will be interesting to see. temperatures are creeping up gradually. but, rumor is we should be hitting the 80s soon. >> they are not the warmest of the year. oh, no. oh, no. in february -- it's so bizarre. february, super bowl time, typically when we have rain and cold we got close to 90 degrees. today, the warmest cities will break into the low 80s. high pressure is at the strongest. it's at the peak energy for the bay area, closest to where we are going to see it for the rest of the week and the weekend. it's going to drift off to the east. today, the best, warmest weather. we are going to start out cloudy, though. it looks more and more promising every time i check.
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the marine layer is at 2,000 feet. i think we'll have a cloudy start until 10:30, maybe until 11:00 like yesterday. we are starting out mild this morning. almost 60 in sunnyvale. 48 in navato. we are headed to the mid-70s. 80 in fairfield. i'll let you know how much longer the warm, dry weather will last. we'll take you to the maze. you will be on time. there's nothing to slow you down for the most part. the speeds approaching the bay bridge, the giants game is a 7:15 game against cincinnati. right now, the bottom of the screen, the construction is picking up at the fruit vail ramp. the last of the flashing lights north of 66 looks like they are going to be moving as well.
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over ten minutes, i have seen the trucks and flashing lights clearing. things cleared through the area. southbound with the headlights to hayward. back on the speed sensors, no problems. no delays here or coming from the altamont pass. a 14-minute drive in north livermore. to the south bay, sunol looking good. we have a concert in the park tonight so that will be going on outside as the original stone city band. it's the original band for rick james. >> really? >> yeah. >> interesting. thank you very much. 5:11 right now. here's an original guy. bryan wilson from the giants is teaming up with victoria's secret today. we're going to tell you why. hmm, i wonder. and where you can see him in person. plus, what t.g.i. is doing
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welcome back, everyone. good thursday morning to you. taking a live look outside. hey, i guess it's safe to wash the car. we should wash the lens, too. there's cobwebs on it. get a tall ladder. a new service lets you send in anonymous tips through a cell phone. it's through a secure tip line or web connection. if you want to report a crime, call the napa valley crimestoppers tip line or text
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2746. include nvcs and the message in the text. tips that lead to the arrest will get a cash award, up to $1,000. the senate voted to allow the federal reserve to cut the fees to pay to banks each time you use a debit card. for more news before the bell, let's turn to nicole lapin, live at cnbc. good to see you, again. >> good to see you, laura. wall street closed down for a sixth straight session. they are worried about a slow le coverry following ben bernanke's grim outlook. europe is lower this morning. of course, following the great decision by the ecb, oil rallied after opec failed to reach a decision. crude oil is back up today.
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we get more economic data in 15 minutes time. we are looking at trade deficit numbers. it could drive the trading today. the dow fell to 12,048. nasdaq down to 2675. t.g.i. fridays wants your dads to have a cold one. you can send an e-gift card for a cold brew. you can buy five for five bucks each. you can use them for food and other non-alcoholic beverages, too. they can't ensure who is buying the e-cards. they can make sure those redeeming them are 21 years old. you have a couple more years until you are legal.
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also this morning -- super8 is coming out. twitter is letting you sneak in early. the new movie is produced by steven spielberg and opening tomorrow. tickets to special screenings early tonight to generate buzz online for the flick. check it out on it works. >> you are always winning in our book. thanks so much. good to see you. >> here is one christina will love. a chance to meet bryan wilson and look at new giants gear. she perked up. giants are teaming up with
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victoria's secret. wilson will be at the san francisco shopping center today at 1:00 for the debut. look at that one, designated kisser. surprisingly, none of the items in the collection are pink. they are all giants orange and black. what do you think of that? >> go figure. go figure. they do have pink items, you can check them out. today, we have a delicious forecast for you. high pressure makes for a gorgeous day. throughout the afternoon, we are looking good. we start mostly cloudy, just like yesterday. cool, cloudy start. a nice, warm, mild, sunny afternoon. not too hot or too cold. 53 degrees in oakland. 51 in santa rosa and 50 in san mateo. the temperatures climb on the peninsula to upper 70s. 70 in san francisco today. 80 in santa rosa.
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not far to the north, 78 napa. 77 in fremont. this is the time of year we start to see the separation between the inland temperatures and the bay. a big difference as we head toward next week. the temperatures keep climbing. we could see a couple 90 degree days inland. here it is, the dry seven day forecast. perfect weather to do anything outside, really. >> yeah. >> you don't want to break a sweat. you don't sweat, we know that. you are always glowing. >> we don't sweat, we glisten. you know how you see the robberies on tape that don't go so well? this went better in his head. a knoxville man was caught on tape trying to rob a convenience store. he tried to toss a brick through the door to no avail. after half a dozen throws, he
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gets an a for persistence. he gave up and walked away. it's tough glass, too, or else he's not strong. police are looking for that man. watch what you do. it's 5:19. how google wants to help you get out the door and where to go this morning. >> there's a lot of company in east bay. 580 moving nicely. the latest for the nimitz, coming up. frds
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welcome back, everyone. shuttle buses could get a discount when traveling across the golden gate bridge. the agency in charge of the bridge is looking for a proposal to charge shuttles $7.50 if it
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carries a fast pack transponder. otherwise, they pay upwards of $11. public meeting will be held later this morning at 9:30 at the south end of the bridge. look at all the traffic that was there. certainly, probably not the case now. let's check the commute with mike. >> i can't wave my hand and make the traffic disappear. you are bad like that. we are looking through carquinez and the benicia bridge. that looked lame. down to the bay bridge, without delays. the traffic is not a factor. not so densely populated. we get a live look and you can see there are double the amount of cars we saw 45 minutes ago. a nice flow throughout the maze. a nice look outside of oakland. this is starting to thin out.
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the construction cleared out. southbound side down toward san mateo bridge is smooth. the golden gate bridge shows a nice drive as well. we don't see anything beyond the towers. there are high clouds throughout the area. we were on fog watch. we'll let you know if there are problems. back to you. >> thank you very much. authorities in northern arizona say someone intentionally set several fires yesterday. 50 homes near flagstaff had to be evacuated. a combination of nine fires burned 100 acres. there's no word on a motive for starting the fires. no one was hurt or injured. it's tough to hear that news after they are trying to battle the eastern battle fire. it continues across arizona burning more than 600 square miles. it is threatening transmission lines to hundreds of thousands of people as far east as texas.
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the 600 square mile blaze is expected to reach tomorrow. since the fire started at the end of may, ten structures burned more than 300 are threatened. the fire remains zero percent containment. the thick smoke is shrouding the area. looks like amber, i understand. we are waiting on the ban of selling violent video games to kids. california is one of a number of states that want to restrict what video games children can buy. an appeals court struck down that. they said teens and kids have freedom of speech rights. the makers of angry birds trying to give you a taste of breakfast. scott budman explains.
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>> good morning. since it is morning, we are going to bring up breakfast. the guys that brought you angry birds, they are talking clothing and movies on the way. now, we have a cookbook from angry birds. it will teach you how to make eggs. after you leave the house, you have a bus or train to catch. you can get help from google. they will have ways to track the train or bus you need to get to work. type the data into your desktop or mobile device. google maps will track it and let you know if it's come and gone, delays or how long until the bus reaches your stop. now, you know you have 140 characters when you send a tweet. we love to do it here at the station. some of the web links take up the characters. twitter will shrink the links
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down to 19 characters, leaving 121 to play with on your own. the company says if you use a short ner url, you can do it. if not, twitter will take over and shorten the link itself. back to you. >> i have so much to say. not really. 5:27 now. news this morning. a b.a.r.t. police officer who shot and killed oscar grant will be released soon. >> reporter: the art of one of bjsuection of a motion oes and a picture is coming near you. we are taking you there, live in san francisco. coming up.
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>> reporter: i'm damian trujillo live in san jose where these new ambulances are ready to hit the streets in the south bay.
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that's coming up. former b.a.r.t. police officer will be out of jail this time next week. details, next. a woman accused of kidnapping her own granddaughter will be in court to answer to those charges. a live look outside this morning. hazy to start the day. i know one girl who will clear that up for us. it's thursday, june 9th on today in the bay. good morning to you. thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon. let's get started with a look at the forecast. to me, it looked hazy out there. christina will clear it up for us. >> it always looks hazy to me. we have fog out there. we have a deep marine layer. every time i check, it's getting deeper and deeper. it will make for a mostly cloudy
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and cool start. break out the spring dresses. we are hitting 80 inland. cooler at the coast. we have changes on the way fwr the weekend. let's get you to work now with mike inouye. >> hey, ladies, i go hey ladies. that's different. we go to highway 4 where we already see the slowing. the speeds are dipping a little after 5:00. there's an early start for the slowing even though it's only 5:30 now. a live look out shows you sunol. southbound 680 over into fremont out of sunol. we are watching that to see if visibility issues develop. back to you. >> thank you. it's 5:31 now. this morning, a sneak peek at the high-tech ambulances. a new company is taking over emergency service. not everyone is happy about the
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change. damian trujillo is live in san jose with the newer emergency vehicles headed out. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, laura. the new ambulances hit the streets of the south bay beginning on july 1. you can see they are much bigger than the old ambulances from amr out there hitting the streets. rural metro is the name of the company. they took over the contract in the south bay. these will be the ambulances that will respond to your home in the south bay, if you dial 911. there are 55 ambulances in the south bay fleet. they all have the state of the art technology. the gurneys are electronic making the call easier on the technicians and patients. they promise the same responsz time. the paramedics have several tools including a smartphone
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that allows them to receive realtime patient information. >> the cardiac specialists, e.r. physicians can activate their staff in the labs prior to our arrival. as soon as the patient rolls through the door, they have the intervention provided to them. >> reporter: the paramedics will know their routes well. they hired most of the paramedics who worked for amr in the south bay. nbc bay area received a couple e-mails from paramedics saying they are not happy with the pay. they said they agreed to pay the same, if not better ages than amr. we are live in san jose. i'm damian trujillo, today in the bay. >> thank you very much. it is 5:33 right now. this morning an unexpected phone
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call causing outrage in oakland. oscar grant's family got word -- he was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to two years for shooting and killing oscar grant. grant's family is stunned he is getting out of jail seven months after the sentencing. >> this was staged, planned, acted out. it's brought this type of conclusion. this is where we at right now. a state of disappointment. >> he was not armed when he was shot. it's 5:34 right now. today, family and friends of michelle le are clinging to hope she will be found alive. at 7:30 tonight, loved ones will
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gather or a candle light vigil. the family believes she could still be alive even though the police are assured she was killed. there is a $65,000 reward in the case. images of a sexual assault suspect caught by a cell phone camera. marla is in the news room with more on that. >> she seems so calm. we are going to let you listen for yourself in a second here. the victim took video of her attacker as he left her oakland home. take a listen. police say the man broke into the home tuesday morning, sexually assaulted the woman, then stole some electronics. the 28-year-old woman was hurt, but expected to recover.
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oakland police want your help identifying the man so if you know him, call the police. >> a 58-year-old was accused of kidnapping her 4-month-old granddaughter as she slept in her family's home in contra costa county. she took the baby 400 miles away to her home in southern california where she planned on raising the baby as her own daughter, even faking a pregnancy before the kidnapping. back to you. >> thank you very much. crime fighter will appear in theaters across the country this week. this morning, bob redell is live with a unique look at the green lantern. good morning. hey, a big happy birthday to bob. >> thank you very much.
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i appreciate that. over the hill. here at the cartoon art museum, lucky me. tonight, we are going to have a green tie event for the new exhibit featuring original artwork from the green lantern. this is from 1944. i bring it up to show you how old the comic is. the green lantern has been around for 70 years, only outlasted by superman, batman, wonder woman. as you look at the panels you can see how they used to make comics compared to how they do it today. good morning to you. i'm looking at this panel from 1981. the one thing that strikes me is that.
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>> back in the day, everything was cut and paes sted. >> some guy had to cut that up. ten years later, we switched to computer production. you don't think about it anymore. >> i'm curious, do you think computer production compared to kut and paste has improved or taken away? >> it's another tool. it's something that artists, you know, can take or leave as they choose. a lot of them are going great work with computer production. >> tonight at your event, you are going to have four writers. what is the idea behind when you come here tonight? what is the conversation like? i'm curious. >> this is going to be a fun opportunity. steve, mike, gerard jones. >> reporter: it's an opportunity for anyone?
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>> you get to meet artists and writers dating back to the mid-50i6s. he's behind a lot of d.c.'s relaunching titles in december. >> appreciate it. it's at 7:00 tonight here in downtown san francisco. i can go to their website for more information. the movie does not open until next friday. >> is ron reynolds going to be there? >> duh. i'm very elite hooer. of course he is. >> thanks, happy birthday. we are nice because it's your birthday. 5:39 now. let's check the forecast with christina loren. >> good morning to you. we are looking good today. you can get used to the good weather. we don't have rain in the forecast. it's only going to stay nice as
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we head toward your weekend. last weekend, yeah, a lot of situations could not go on. we had a delay at the giants game. high pressure firmly in control of your pattern. as we head throughout the day, temperatures will climb. we are going to start you out in the 50s with fog and low cloud cover. high pressure will warm us up into the 70s. i think we'll lose the cloud deck over the peninsula over the city of san francisco by 11:00 today as we did yesterday. the weekend just around the corner if you want the outdoor plans. what to expect for golfing. mike inouye will get you to work. it's picking up. >> hanging loose in the south bay. we are okay. we have the 33. the early indicator of the increase in volume for the south bay. i saw a whole stretch showing up as yellow up to 101.
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it's cleared and back to the green sensors. highway 17 still construction between bear creek and the summit. they are fixing the drains and it will go on through the next few months. a smooth drive toward the maze as well. we'll end with a live look at the toll plaza. >> it's 5:41 now. why some east bay child care facilities could lose their licenses. plus, drugstore dangers. a new report finds some ma n arh cimaes are not as careful with the drugs they give you as they should be. details coming up next. [ man ] did we get anything good?
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welcome back, everyone. a new study is looking into the
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safety of drug distribution at some pharmacies. pharmacies efforts were flawed. tracie potts is live in washington with how to protect yourself and your loved ones. good morning. >> reporter: laura, good morning. good morning, everyone. in california, 312 million prescriptions are filled every year. how do you know they are safe? the university of arizona found there might be questions about that. they tested 64 pharmacies and found more than a quarter of the time, only a quarter of the time were pharmacies able to make sure customers knew about dangerous drug interactions. in other words, some three quarters of pharmacies were not able to detect all the dangerous interactions between the drugs you are getting and the drugs you are taking. why? some had out dated software or turned off the alerts because of the annoying minor alerts. bottom line here, tell your pharmacist all of the medications you are taking to
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make sure they are not going to cause a dangerous conflict. laura. >> you have to double check everything before you walk away, too. >> absolutely. almost eight months after the deadly explosion in san bruno, pg&e admitted it sprung a leak a few miles away. they found documents revealing the prior leak. they released the leaking portion of the pipe. the company investigating is not satisfied. it shows the utilities inadequacy in recordkeeping. day care centers could lose their licenses. the kids country program provides child care at elementary schools. state agents received complaints kids left campus and walked home
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without staff knowing about it. a spokesperson says none of the kids were hurt. gaming is bringing families together. what parents may not realize is they have a feature that might not be so family friendly. we'll have more on that, i guess, coming up in a bit. kids can hop on the internet through most councils without parental controls. you can switch from tennis to porn. tough watch what your kids are doing. most have controls on their computers. joe says he realized the danger as his son was setting up a new game. you know what, we are going to get to that story later. i got it. we're going to hollywood movie now. 5:46 now. hollywood movie set to shoot in
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vallejo this month. it stars phillip seymour adams. here is the controversy behind it. it's about a world war ii drifter. film industry website says it's based on l. ron hubbard, the founder of the church on scientology. a lot of signtologists are concerned because it could reveal too much about the faith. now that he's no longer mayor of san francisco, gavin newsome is packing up and moving to marin county. the four-bedroom home is too small. send a house warming gift their way. let's check the forecast with christina. it should be a nice day. >> it is. if you have plans for the weekend, maybe plans for months for a wedding, for a house
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warming party, well, boy did you luck out. it's going to be gorgeous this weekend. temps in the 70s. give the heater and ac a break. high pressure is the reason why. it's finally set upright about where we normally see it this time of year. a trough that's going to dig in. it's going to cool us off from the 80s forecasted today into the low 70s. this is what we are looking at as we head through the next 24 hours. patchy fog. mostly cloudy to start. the sun will be out by this afternoon. warm conditions. might be running a fan with temperatures in the 80s. by tomorrow, cooler. two degrees cooler. a light breeze. beautiful barbecue weather. if you are someone who is not sensitive to the cold, you might get away with walking out the
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front door without a jacket. 77 in fremont. 70 in san francisco. we have a giants game tonight. it will be cool out there. bring a jacket. it's going to be nice and clear. perfect weather for watching the game. as the game starts, we have the sunshine. 7:15 about 65 degrees in the city. 72 saturday and sunday. a bit of a breeze. >> thank you very much. the giants were in town. they were cooking last night. leading in the nl west by two games. pitcher matt cane hit a double, then pitched a complete game, beating the nationals, 3-1. it was a good one to watch. all right. things couldn't be anymore different for the as. the as lost nine in a row. the most recent coming yesterday in baltimore.
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they have to get off that slump. >> 5:49 right now. male birth control pills in the works. we are going to tell you about the product that could be in fapharmacies across the country. plus, this guy in the center there considering running for congress. alec baldwin. >> favorite from "30 rock." a favorite for slowing but right now it's moving smoothly. where there's bar for this side of the bay and other spots you are going to be interested in. ♪
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taking a live look outside. kind of a typical morning across the area. boy, are we going to see a warm up. let's check the morning commute. it's getting lighter out there. kids are out of school. what's going on, mike? >> that's right laura. i was looking at antioch where a lot of folks are traveling through this area. as you mentioned, a lighter volume of traffic. we did see extensive slowing about this time and bleeding over at bay point and pittsburgh. we'll watch and see how things are developing. it is holding up better than yesterday as far as speeds go. slowing out of the altamont pass. slowing coming into livermore and a smooth drive past livermore avenue and the dublin interchange. we are looking at the maze with
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no problems as far as these speed sensors go. the problem is the 74. it's still 65 miles per hour speed limit toward the caldecott tunnel. we'll look at one of the cameras out there. oakland, past the coliseum moving nicely. the gray skies, not a problem. a lighter volume of traffic here. golden gate bridge, a smooth drive, the low clouds are hovering and touching the mountain tops. back to you. >> sounds good. we'll check back with you in a bit. it's 5:54 now. a contraceptive for women may be available for men. researchers say they are developing the world's first birth control pill for men. it's currently being tested on laboratory mice. so far, it seems to work. the drug stopped sperm production and there have been no side effects.
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doctors say the male pill could work, but not anytime soon. >> there's enough excitement to say it could be applicable to humans. >> unlike female birth control pills, the male version is not hormone based. new rumor that "30 rock" star, alec baldwin is considering a run for mayor of new york city in 2013. he said in the past, he would be interested in a career in politics. he's not confirming anything yet saying 2013 is a long way off. he's often very vocal in his views, let's say. bay area companies trying to make your live easier. scott budman takes a look. >> good morning. the theme of this business
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report, silicon valley companies making your life more convenient. google wants to help you catch the bus or track the train. google maps will follow whatever bus or train you want and tell you if it's already there, if it's late because of perhaps a traffic delay or if you have missed it. all you do is type the information into the desktop or mobile device. google maps will take it from there to let you know if you mizzed the train or the bus is on the way. twitter wants to make it easier. when you tweet, you have 140 characters to start with. many taken up with web links. twitter is going to shorten the web links for you. it will give you 121 characters after it shortens it to 19. if you already use tiny url, that's fine. it brings us, finally, to angry
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birds. you know the game. i's on the way to a movie franchise and making clothing. now the game is going to give us a cookbook. according to angry birds, they will help us cook, what else, eggs. back to you. >> scrambled, over easy, whatever the case. what san francisco's police chief is saying about an officer shooting that landed one man dead. a lioots pavilion. we have a nice day on tap for you. stick around.
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