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on tickets. >> we want to make sure we buy a ticket because it's a nonprofit. >> district council member frank ricardo spent the most nearly 10 grand on wine tasting, a mass ball, even a signature chef's gala put on by the march of dimes costing the city 250 bucks a ticket and, remember, it's all allowed. >> so is this funding your public appearances? >> i think it's part of our job. >> but isn't that what your salary is for? >> could you be going to events that are free instead of events that are costing $250 a ticket? >> i can assure you there would be no possible way for a public official to attend any of these events on my salary. >> so the city pays for him to get in. and his fiance, too.
>> i occasionally ask her to attend with me because, quite frankly, we don't see each other a lot. >> city policy says it's okay to buy two tickets to these events. >> they only allow us two. luckily, i only have one wife. >> our investigation found the second highest spender when it comes to tickets. more than $9,000 over the last year. records show he takes his wife to most of them, including sampling with the sharks. >> to support the sharks foundation. go, sharks. >> reporter: $450 for two tickets to drink wine with the sharks players, even though he doesn't drink. >> it's the same event that called it water tasting, juice tasting. i'll still be here. i'm not there for the wine. >> district 6 council member was there, too. he spent the most on a single ticket last year. 500 bucks to attend the san jose museum of arts gallery.
he also paid $150 to go to cabaret night, a benefit for the children's musical theater where we found him drinking wine in a front row seat. >> any of these events, whether they offer food or beverage, in the end, is a fundraiser. it's a fundraiser for the charitable organization so they can have money for services. >> show me the benefits. >> williams served on the city council from 2000 to 2008. he thinks kouchb sill members should only attend events that have a direct and measurable good for their district. he says that's what those funds were intended for. the community. not socializing with a date. i don't agree the spouse should be paid out of that fund. being there at the event is
going to have a greater return to the community, then you should do it. but not just to fashionably be there. >> and one fashionable event last year, the hoot and howl benefit for the zoo. 125 bucks to get to the door got you in the party complete with a d.j., drinks and a dance war. >> all of the council members we interviewed for this story charged the city for tickets. >> having elected officials really lands an event. >> heather runs the foundation that puts on the event, one that she says isn't so much a fundraiser as it is a friend raiser. >> events aren't always the best way to make money or make funds or great way to make friends. >> wine tasting is supporting nonprofit organizations and doing good work in our community. i can assure you it's a good use of money because all of that money is going to nonprofit. >> but according to the director, tickets to hoot and howl pay for the booze.
she wouldn't say how much it cost or tell us how much money from ticket sales actually went back to the foundation. both the sharks foundation and march of dimes showed us 30 pvr30% of the ticket sales pay for the event. >> the dollars spent should somehow have more of a benefit to the community than to a council member. >> a cost benefit analysis not required by the city. >> the fact that we might shake a hand and that might be a future voter, i'm sure it's occurred to everyone who's been out there, including myself, of course we know that meeting more people would help. but we also know that this is part of our job. >> now, as we mentioned, council members are given $10,000 to spend on constituent out reach every year. in addition to tickets, they spend that money on postage, food, t-shirts and bags for community events. we found some council members end up spending more than 10 grand, which is allowed.
back to you. >> okay, jenna. if you have a tip for anyone in our investigative unit, give us a call, 888-996-tips. or send us an e-mail. >> new details tonight on a wild rampage at a san jose walmart. a san jose opera singer is accused of being the victim. he's due in court tomorrow. nbc is live with the latest on this bizarre story. george? >> reporter: it is bizarre. cheri cain's car was close to the front entry to the walmart when her car was hit. tonight, you'll see the front entrance is boarded up. she is the founding director of santa clara. and kaye was inside her car and she tells us tonight she's a little sore and has slight
whiplash. >> sharon kaye was in the walmart parking lot on easter sunday. that's when a man hit her car and kept on going. >> i thought maybe it was road rage because he came right passed me and hit my car twice. >> san jose police say this man then smashed his car through the front entrance, crashing into a beer display. shoppers dove for cover screaming and panicked. raymond shot this video on his cell phone minutes later. >> something fell and then it was an earthquake or was it a terrorist attack? >> police say zaib picked up a metal bar and then started swinging it at customers. four people were hurt. shoppers tackled him and held him down until the police arrived. he appear today be on drugs. >> oh, my goodness, the man is crazy. >> the honda is not drivable. its front end is smashed. she's thankful no one died.
>> no one in the parking lot was hit by this person. and only four people inside the store were accosted. so it's just really kind of an easter miracle. >> reporter: so just a little bit more. he's originally from seaside, near montera. and san jose police say they've had no previous contact with him. his mother told nbc bay area earlier today that she has no explanation for her son's actions. now, zaid has been booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, hit and run, being under the influence of drugs and resisting arrest. live in san jose tonight, nbc bay area news. >> george, thank you. it's been a difficult 12 months. tomorrow marks the somber anniversary for that small christian college in oakland. seven people were gunned down on april 2nd of 2012. this coming saturday, a memorial concert will be held at st. paul's episcopal church in
england. he's currently undergoing psychiatric treatment at napa state hospital. >> she calls it bullet proofing communities. nancy skinner will introduce new gun legislation at the state capitol. all buyers present an id. that information would go into a data base. the bill also would make it illegal for gun owners to buy parts that allow them to convert their guns into an assault-style weapon, capable of firing more than ten rounds without reloading. >> well, right now, u.s. fighter jets and warships are ready in north korea. >> coming up, find out why despite the rising tension, things appear calm in south korea's capital. >> plus, why a new state wall is aimed to give more nfrgs. >> and happy new year. baseball is back on both sides of the bay. two teams reenergize. and the fan bases are happy.
just in, north korea announced tonight it plans to restart all facilities at its main nuclear complex. they were closed as part of a nuclear armament deal. they're not taking any chances. a navy destroyer ship in the waterer. yesterday, 22 stealth fighter jets were sent to south korea to take part in military drills. over the weekend, north korea
declared it is in a state of war. king jong un says he's puts missiles at the ready. the rhetoric is consistent with past behavior, but they are taking his threats seriously. >> despite the harsh rhetoric, we are not seeing changes to the north korean military posture such as large scale mobilizations and forces. >> south korea's president says she will respond to force with force. but it was calm in seoul today. they believe kim jong un is bluffing. >> gun violence left three people dead and an alameda county sheriff's deputy wounded. while city leaders try to impose a cease fire. terry mcsweeney joins us with the community's plea for peace. >> reporter: i talked to some community leaders tonight. and they say the current strategy just is not working. one of those leaders in this
city, bishop bob jackson says his plea for peace includes a plea for more police, lots master's degree police. >> i've been here 67 years in the city of oakland. i've never seen what i've seen today as far as inner city. >> bishop bob jackson is the one who leaned on governor brown to provide california highway patrol officers to help oakland. >> reporter: this past saturday night during operation cease fire, a deputy was injured and a suspect shot and killed. bishop jackson says only 200 officers are available to patrol the streets. and operation cease fire is not working. >> to me, we need about a thousand police officers. >> on the playground, you would work it out.
and at worst, it would connell to blows and there would be a fight. >> it is my firm belief that if anybody doesn't care about him or herself, then they don't stand a chance with that person. >> but until young people can police themselves, many believe someone has to do it for them. >> the bottom line is having the sheriff's office out there is merely a band-aid for the problem. the city of oakland needs more police officers. >> no other city in all of america has the same problem like the city of oakland. no fathers for many of them.
dropping out of school, looking for a surrogate family and finding those in gangs. but in the short term, he advocates more police. live in oakland, terry mcsweeney, nbc bay area news. >> a new law went into effect today that would impact women with dense breast tissue. health officials are required to inform women with dense breast tissue. opponents say the information may scare some women unnecessarily. health officials estimate four out of ten women over the age of 40 have dense breast tissue. >> it's back to work for a san jose firefighter who nearly died on the job last year. frank went back to station 1, you see him here today, for his first shift in seven months. last fall he collapsed. his heart stopped several times as he was rushed to the hospital. he spent part of this morning thanking the paramedics who helped keep him alive on that
ride to the hospital. >> opening night electricity. bay area baseball fans charged up as the as and giants opened their season. fans believe it would be another winning season on both sietz of the bay. nbc bay area is live in oakland to explain. gene? >> well, janell, the as home opener sold out tonight. fans gave the team quite an welcome back. but not everyone here cheering on the team tonight will be cheering them on if they make it to the world series. the gates are open and fans are pouring in. baseball is back. in oakland, as fans are already waving rally rags with the ballpark boasting to fans the team unvailed its new american league west champion's sign. across the bay, the san francisco giants played in los angeles. but thousands of fans watched
the action on the big board. >> it's just the feeling of being here and being amongst their fans. people are crazy about the giants just like you are. >> the dodgers beat the giants. but in the bay area, baseball fans are keeping an eye on two hot teams. >> maybe we'll get a win over here. and it will be a semi-good day for the bay area. >> opening day marks the official beginning for the run to the world series. >> they're all young and they know they can win now. so they're not going to be shy about it. >> daniel anderson paid 50 bucks for a standing room only ticket at this sold out game. >> i'm wearing a jameson shirt. and an as shirt. >> he's rooting for the as now, but hoping to vote against them. >> with two world class bay area teams taking a swing at it, relationships will be tested.
>> reporter: budgets will be stretched. >> the as will play here at home through thursday: and then it's the giant's term for a home opener. that's on friday. lots of tickets to buy. reporting live in oakland, nbc bay area news. >> for full high lights of both games, we'll have that coming up later in sports. that's coming up in just about ten minutes. >> we need customized forecast here. tomorrow night's as game and then friday afternoon giant's home opener. who do we ask? >> jeff has our forecast. >> lisa, both of those days. have you seen bumps in between? mother nature is going to do pretty good here. doppler radar scans around right now. live from santa rosa to san francisco. but e vecventually, we are goin get in on some rainfall for this week. the current thing i'm looking at are those winds. they're beginning to be very light here. under 10 miles per hour for most
of the bay area. as those winds slacken up, it's good enough for the atmosphere to become very calm tomorrow morning and help some fog form. i think most cloud cover will be at the immediate coast ryan. line. and then we'll see some dense areas of fog that could form. again, very patchy nature. we'll get some by the afternoon there on tuesday with low 70s expected throughout the east and also through the south bay. let's get you to our sky camera network. you can see clear skies here looking to san francisco. it's anticipated to build up tomorrow with that ground fog and crystal clear shock here at the current moment. let's get you back into the future cast here. tomorrow morning, a computer model, i do think, i want to get this out of the way first. it's overdue. i think we'll have that cloud cover at the coastline and off to the north bay. maybe not as widespread back in the east and the south bay. it's just having a hard time picking up on where some of
those dense, patchy areas of fog are formed. that all pushes back as we head throughout 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. you're looking mighty fine throughout tuesday afternoon. if you're headed to the coastline, watch out. it's pretty blustery there. throughout thursday, that's our next chance of rain coming in. 3:00, 4:00, and 5:00, a wet commute on thursday mourning. a quarter to four tenths of an inch of rain. again, mainly contained to those morning hours. tomorrow, we're starting in the mid 40s. and then as we head throughout tuesday's forecast, a little bit cooler for places like pal palo alto. 67 by the afternoon. 68 in san jose. back for the east bay, mid to upper 60s. close to 71 and looking good there for your tuesday afternoon. 63 in san francisco. 67 in santa rosa. a new three-day forecast. rain returns thursday if you're
just tuning in now, keep those umbrellas handy this week. and then as we head throughout this upcoming weekend, we have plenty of sunshine in here. so, rosh, again, tomorrow, looks good. and for the as game and friday, may have a shower early on. looking good there for the giants on opening day on friday. >> well, bay area team, how about this. going to the final four for the first time in school history. that story coming up. medications?
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the stock hit an all-time high today on that news. and the cal women's basketball team also only a high after making history tonight. back with that and highlights of the giants and as next in sports. hey! did you know that honey nut cheerios has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! ♪ wow. [ buzz ] delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? bee happy. bee healthy. with clusters of flakes and o's. oh, ho ho... it's the honey sweetness. i...i mean, you...love.
welcome back to nbc bay area. hey, if it's a busy day in sports, then there's no reason to complain. we have plenty of highlights and we'll begin on the diamond. the boys of summer are back as baseball's opening day got underway this afternoon. the defending champs, san francisco giants made the trip to l.a. on this opening day. lots of fun. kershaw, however, was on a mission. ready to go. strikes out. buster posey looking. and then brandon bell in the second inning, he goes down swinging. four hit shut out, and seven strikeouts.
aened then he did it at the plate. first pitcher to hit a homer and pitch a complete game on opening day since 1953. dodgers win 4-0. obviously, he's one of the best arms in the game. you look forward to that challenge each time. >> he never gave us a chance to do much at all today. that's typical for him. and, you know, we'll have to find ways to kind of find ways to get runs off of him and, you know, that's what you expect from him. glt mariner's taking on the defending als champs. the opening day start. fifth inning, two on, franklin goody harris gets ahold of one. it's just a single. but two runs come in. that made it 2-0 seattle. sixth inning, the king strikes out john jaso. eight ks and the victory. as lose 2-0.
to hoops we go. numb bert four, georgia, taking on number two cal. coast to coast lay-up, gives cal the lead. then cal up by four. misses the jumper. the putback. he had a game-high 25 points. cal wins 65-62. first-ever final four appearance. they are headed to the big time dance. and they might win it all. over to the ice, sharks looking for their fifth straight win. hosting the vancouver canucks. scoreless in the second period. andrew day jar dan. 40 seconds later, the sharks up 2-0. his sixth goal of the season. sharks go onto win, 3-2. they are on a roll right now. meanwhile, the raiders completed a trade with the seahawks for
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parking lot, he said, "well, at costco, you gotta shoot ten at a time." [ laughter ] oh, and a san jose man arrested for deliberately driving his oldsmobile cutlass through the front door of a wal-mart. drove the oldsmobile through the front door of a wal-mart. isn't that unbelievable? something american-made inside a wal-mart? [ laughter ] that's amazing. that is amazing. [ cheers and applause ] that is amazing. [ applause ] and it seems a biology teacher in idaho is in trouble with parents for saying the word "vagina" to students during a a lecture about reproduction. i mean it's a biology class. [ light laughter ] i mean, what is he supposed to say? "when the egg is fertilized in her hoo-ha --" [ laughter ] i mean, what are you -- what are you supposed to say? [ cheers and applause ] okay. oh, boy. here you go. north korea now threatening the united states