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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. caption colorado, l.l.c. email@example.com is it game over for some cal athletes? some sports programs on the chopping block and legal issues that could save them. plus, a deadly accident in san francisco's inner richmond district. how it's impacting the morning commute. and an accident on the bay bridge near treasure island, is it causing delays? details coming up. and it's a freezing start for some here in the bay area. will we see enough sunshine to warm things up? we'll talk about that coming up. good morning, thursday, february 10, i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm sydnie kohara. thanks for joining us. your time is 5:00. this is decision day for the cal athletics department.
christin ayers is in berkeley, where word is expected today on the fate of five sports. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we should know whether or not those five sports will be saved by about noon today. this is a big day for both athletes and alumni waiting to hear whether the university will eliminate those five cal sports teams in order to save the university money. the teams are baseball, men's rugby, men's gymnastics, women's lacrosse, and women's gymnastics. the campus plans to cut the teams originally in june. that is, until an online fundraising effort called savecalsports.com stepped in claiming it had raised about $15 million of the $25 million needed to save all five of those teams. the group brought the university its blueprint for saving the teams including baseball in the middle of its possible final season a couple
of weeks ago. they got big support from the likes of the san francisco giants. now, complicating things are some reports coming from the "new york times" saying the university doesn't have a choice of whether to eliminate those five teams. they say if they did eliminate those teams, particularly the women's teams, it would knock them out of compliance with title ix. the university, however, maintains it is in compliance and has considered those regulations throughout this process. again, that decision coming down, sydnie, at noon today. >> thank you, christin ayers in berkeley. now to a developing story out of san francisco. police are on the scene of a fatal accident in the inner richmond. it happened around 2 a.m. witnesses say a black audi sped through a red light at geary and arguello boulevards and struck a gray mazda killing the drive. the cause of the accident is not known but police are starting a dui investigation. the intersection is closed.
elizabeth has more on traffic. >> good morning. this is the area right here. this portion of inner richmond. san francisco police department is still on the scene of this overnight fatal accident. we have learned that a three- block stretch of geary boulevard is still shut down between second avenue and jordan avenue so obviously not busy this time of the morning but if police are on scene and this investigation continues this will cause major delays. so california or fulton are your best alternates. also impacting the 38 geary muni line. bart, ace, caltrain, everything else on time. two-van crash near treasure island everything off on the shoulder. didn't cause a delay, no problems. bay bridge toll plaza, metering lights are off. in sonoma counties, southbound
101 around kastania an earlier accident, as well. tow truck symbol means it's cleared. looks good for your drive down southbound through petaluma and through marin looks great. san mateo bridge in the commute direction fine westbound 92. 13 minutes is your drive time from hayward to foster city. and coming off the high-rise towards the east bay looks great, as well. more traffic coming up. back to you. >> thank you. was it a random shooting or was something aiming for a specific bus passenger? police in richmond trying to answer that question after a shooting near 3rd street and grove avenue last night. someone in the group standing on the corner opened fire on an a.c. transit bus but one passenger was taken to the hospital after being cut by flying glass. new state records show pg&e put off inspecting its gas pipeline for years. an audit shows those were crucial inspections in high pressure transmission lines. the utility put them off for
more than two years. the public utilities commission says they failed to follow their own safety guidelines to make sure inspections were thorough. pg&e says it understands the number of findings is high and is working to ensure the safety of its pipelines. stanford university is demanding that pg&e give it a detailed account of pipelines and maintenance inspection history. the san bruno pipeline reportedly snakes through the palo alto hills and cuts through stanford before reaching the neighborhood that suffered from the deadly explosion in september. and that is just one of two gas lines that passes under the university. the anti-government movement in egypt is expanding. the government is threatening an army crackdown by imposing martial law. thousands of demonstrators are gathered in cairo's tahrir square for the 17th day in a row. they are still vowing not to leave until president hosni mubarak steps down. protestors are getting some additional support.
egypt's public transportation employees are going on strike. organizers are reportedly calling on all 62,000 transportation workers to take part but there have been some buses seen on the streets today. the u.s.-based group human rights watch says about 300 people have been killed since the protests began. this morning a republican congressman from new york has resigned over a craigslist scandal and it's all because of this photo. that's christopher lee. he reportedly sent pictures of himself without a shirt on to a woman seeking a relationship on craigslist. the woman apparently googled him and realized who he was and then sent email along with the pictures to the gawker website. lee is married. he says he regrets the harm that he has caused to his family, his staff and his constituents. and in this day and age it makes you wonder, what's he thinking? come on? >> such a well-known public figure. we don't want to see any of those pictures of you. >> i don't quite look like
that, either. [ laughter ] >> so... >> you could have fooled me. >> you wouldn't see any of those pictures of me on there. if you are just getting up, it is freezing in some parts of the bay area. down to 31 degrees, clear skies in the napa valley. 32 in santa rosa. 31 degrees in fairfield. 35 in livermore. a little chilly to begin the day. skies clear and offshore so by the afternoon, fantastic. 67 and sunny in santa rosa, 56 in napa, about 65 in san jose. even out toward the coastline, yeah, a little sea breeze toward the afternoon but not bad. temperatures running in the 50s and 60s. but enjoy the sunshine while we have it, folks. we have some major changes coming our way. some rain is headed back toward the bay area in a few minutes. we'll tell you when coming up. back to you guys. >> thank you. the verizon iphone goes on sale today. verizon and apple stores across the country are opening nice and early for you folks. 7 a.m. to handle the expected rush of customers.
until now, of course, at&t had been the only exclusive iphone carrier. but there have been a lot of complaints about at&t service as you know. at&t is offering incentives in hopes of keeping customers on tap. it's allowing the iphone to share its internet connection with wi-fi-neighborhood laptops and other devices. next week it will offer credit towards a new at&t device in exchange for old cell phones, as well. >> iphone war is heating up. >> i guess so. that's all good for us, though, especially if you're an at&t customer. 5:08. a bay area business owner opens fire when a man brings his dog into his store. >> my brother told him to move. he didn't move it and he pushed it with his foot and that guy like lost his mind. >> why the shooter's brother says it was bound to happen. i don't know what the hell is happening. but i know what they're doing is wrong. >> he could be the oldest pot
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injuries. the shooting in san francisc a dispute over a dog is behind the shooting that put a man in the hospital with life- threatening injuries. a shooting in the haight- ashbury happened after a man walked into a store with a small dog yesterday afternoon. the dog apparently got in the way of a store employee who shoved it with his foot. the witness says the dog owner challenged that employee. >> that guy come back in. i brother felt like he had something on him. my brother has the gun. >> shot him? >> no, he shot two or three bullets. he didn't mean to shoot him. >> the store employee was
arrested for the shooting. the suspect's brother said they kept the gun handy in the store because of the mentally unstable people who live in the area. two mountain lions were spotted before 5:00 yesterday in woodside near a school at the west entrance of canada college. mountain lions usually try to avoid confrontation with humans but here's our advice. if you en counter one, don't run away but face the animal, throw rocks at it make menacing noises, and then wave your arms and try to appear larger than you really are. the san francisco police commission is asking for the public's help in selecting a new police chief. today the commission will hold an event to listen to community input on nominees and quality sought in a top cop. the public is also invited to attend the commission's regularly scheduled meetings and submit written suggestions. it is 5:12 on this thursday morning. a lot of celebrity, a lot of golf and hopefully a lot of
sunshine, too. the stars teeing off at the pebble beach pro-am and why the most famous name in golf is refusing to play. and we are following a fatal accident right now in san francisco's inner richmond. lanes are blocked. investigation continue more details after the break. ,, ♪ ♪ express yourself ♪ ♪ express yourself ♪ ♪ oh, do it ♪ oh, do it ♪ express yourself ♪ hey [ female announcer ] coffee is like life. it's better when you add your flavor. coffee-mate, from nestle.
crash in san francisco this good morning. out the door this morning, grab a jacket. it's chilly in spots early on today into the freezer in some places. temperatures rubbing in the 30s and 40s in many places, maybe 50s at the meet coastline. patchy frost around the bay area with those cold temperatures. but by the afternoon, should be just fantastic. at the coast, plan on 50s and low 60s. so as we look over the next couple of days, high pressure still holding strong. a great day today, weather repeat very similar to yesterday with those temperatures maybe a degree or two warmer but should be beautiful sunshine by the afternoon. almost spring-like in spots. expect about 65 degrees in san jose. 64 in morgan hill. 64 sunnyvale. 63 fremont. east bay plenty of sunshine all
day long, 64 in hayward. about 64 in alameda and 62 degrees in concord. in the north bay, warmest temperatures with down slope winds. about 67 degrees in santa rosa, 66 petaluma, and about 61 in san anselmo. so over the next few days, enjoy the sunshine while we have it. we are looking at major changes in the works. high pressure begins to weaken as we head in toward the weekend and that means, well, a few more clouds going filter in across our skies. by monday the clouds begin to gather and i think overnight month night and into tuesday the rain returns to the bay area, and then a series of storms is headed our way to keep things wet and wild probably a good 7 to 10 days after that. that's weather. here's elizabeth with traffic. >> thank you, lawrence. let's go back out to san francisco. we are following a developing story out of the inner richmond. there was a fatal overnight crash right there near the interchange of geary boulevard and arguello.
lanes are blocked. this was a head-on collision. san francisco police are on scene continuing their investigation. we know that several blocks of geary boulevard are blocked off, at least three blocks, as well as several blocks o arguello. this can be a traffic nightmare for commuters in the area if it continues for a while. use california street or fulton street again because lanes are blocked 60 in both directions in that stretch. several muni lines are impacted as well including the very popular 38 geary as well as we have just learned the 33 stanion. fatal accident near geary and arguello in san francisco's inner richmond. 19 minutes from westbound 80 to the maze.
we haven't looked at the south bay much this morning. it's been quiet, that's why. 880/237, we have a live camera in milpitas showing you silicon valley ride or we did -- maybe i can make it appear again? no. all right. there it goes. all right. westbound 237 nice and quiet this morning towards silicon valley and san jose. and in san jose, everything looks great to downtown 70 miles per hour according to one of our live traffic sensors. northbound 280 approaching the 880 interchange, smooth towards cupertino. we'll continue to follow traffic around the bay area. remember our radio partners when you hit the roads, kcbs 740-am and 106.9-fm. back to you. >> thank you. here's a look at our top stories on this thursday. a new pg&e audit shows the utility put off important pipeline inspections for more than two years. state public utility commission says pg&e also ignored its own safety guidelines by conducting less thorough inspections. pg&e says it's working to
improve the safety of its gas transmission lines. and it's a big decision day over at cal. the university is ready to cut five sports in an effort to save money but fans have been collecting cash to try to save those sports programs. and there is a chance the university might have to preserve them anyway to comply with title ix rules. a man who could be the oldest pot smoker in the bay area is fighting for what he says is his right to operate a medical marijuana dispensary. stan says he started smoking pot years ago at the age of 80. he says it's helped him deal with sleep issues. but now the former muscle beach body builder is being taken to court. the city of vallejo wants $80,000 from stan for operating a pot dispensary. >> said we were operating without a permit. >> and they sue you? >> yeah. >> he feels he's being singled out. he says 10 others are being operated without permits or
problems in vallejo. a point reyes woman will apparently not face charges for disobeying police at a protest against pg&e's smartmeters. she says that the marin county district attorney's office told her she won't be charged now. but she might be prosecuted if arrested at another protest within the next year. she and another woman were cited in december when they failed to get out of the road so traffic could pass in inverness park. speculation this morning that three of the most popular websites in the world could be joining forces. >> plus, it's not exactly love potion number 9 but see how a special drug is helping play cupid for couples. open your oven... just the refrigerator. ready-to-eat pillsbury sweet moments. find them in the refrigerated section of your store. with cinnabon cinnamon have such a sweet and delicious aroma
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emirates. cbs 5 of course will have live coverage of the tournament all the weekend long. the vatican putting its foot down on that new iphone app. the church says catholics, you cannot confess using your smart phone. [ laughter ] >> itunes is selling an application called confession, a roman catholic app. it was made so catholics can combine faith and digital technology, according to the authors. >> got to keep up with the times. >> but you have to go to confession. you can't do it on the iphone. it is the cuddle drug and helping some people who struggle with intimacy issues. oxytocin. it's best known for sending pregnant women into labor. but new research into the hormone has found it can be put to different uses. doctors say it can help people feel more connected to one another. they claim if the couple is having intimacy problems it
could be from a low level of oxytocin. >> you just put it under your tongue and dissolve. not that i just have any -- i just read that online, checked it out. [ laughter ] 5:26. a developing story now. hundreds of people evacuated after a major gas explosion rocks a pennsylvania neighborhood. we have the latest on the possible cause and the search for several people still missing at this hour. and pg&e and the commission in charge of regulating it both in the hot seat this morning. some new findings coming up next. and will cal cut five sports teams? the decision coming in just a few hours. how title ix could impact that decision. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
february 10th. i'm frank mallicoat. and good morning, everybody. it is thursday, february 10. glad to have you on board. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm sydnie kohara. thank you for joining us. your time coming up on 5:30. we begin with a fatal traffic accident in san francisco. this happened about 2:00 this morning in the inner richmond area. witnesses say that a car sped through a red light at geary and arguello boulevards. it struck a gray mazda killing the driver. the cause of the accident not known. police will start a dui investigation. with more on how this will affect your morning commute if you use geary, let's go to elizabeth wenger.
>> reporter: this is a busy intersection, maybe not this time of the morning but again if this investigation continues which it likely will because it's a fatal accident as well as a possible dui investigation, lanes could be blocked for quite some time. right now three blocks of geary boulevard are shut down in both directions. they have it all blocked off, all taped off. use california or fulton as your alternates in the meantime that section of inner richmond. geary and richmond. parts of geary and arguello are blocked off. busy commute spot. there is a gas station in the area. several muni lines are being rerouted impact by this overnight fatal accident. that including 38 geary and 33 stanyan both dealing with delays. back to you guys. >> thank you. pg&e has been dragging its feet on inspections. that all according to the new state records released by the public utilities commission.
anne makovec tells us the utility was putting up crucial inspections for years and joins us live from san bruno. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. accusations of pg&e dragging its feet but also, the puc, public utilities commission, dragging its feet on regulating pg&e. we all know what happened in san bruno but pg&e has 1800 miles of gas pipelines throughout northern and central california. so this section of pipeline is right now under the microscope since it exploded here in september. but it looks like it was too little too late. an audit of pg&e shows that it put off crucial inspections on high pressure transmission lines for more than two years. the public utilities commission says that pg&e also failed to follow its own safety guidelines to make sure inspections were thorough. now, this report was done by the puc back in may well before the san bruno explosion. but the findings are only now
coming out. the puc is supposed to oversee the utility but it has not issue a fine against pg&e for at least a decade. now, pg&e says they welcome these audits. a spokesman says they realize the number of findings is unacceptably high and, quote, we are moving on multiple fronts to ensure and enhance the safety of our gas transmission and distribution systems. now, the public utilities commission and pg&e both on the hot seat right now from politicians. but also, from some individual property owners, like stanford university is now trying to -- is demanding records from pg&e on the gas lines that are running through its campus. pg&e says it's not under any legal obligation to provide those but says it is committed to answering questions that stanford has. frank? >> anne makovec live at san bruno, thank you. one passenger rushed to the hospital after somebody opened fire on a bus in richmond. the victim was not shot but was cut in the face by flying
glass. the shooting happened near 3rd street and grove avenue about 9:45 last night. someone in the group standing on the corner opened fire. a bus was hit three times. police are trying to learn if someone on the bus was the target or whether it was random. san mateo county warning people to keep an eye out for two mountain lions spotted around 5:00 in woodside near the west entrance to canada college yesterday. mountain lions usually try to avoid confrontation with humans, still it's best to keep a close watch on small kids or animals. and avoid hiking or jogging at dawn, dusk and night, when mountain lions are most active. we expect to learn today whether it's game over for five sports teams at cal. let's go to christin ayers at uc-berkeley, where federal rules we have now learned could help determine whether those programs stay or go. >> reporter: good morning. title ix is what we're talk
about and the question is whether or not cal will reinstate five teams, that's the question we're hearing on campus, that were slated to end in june due to budget cuts. let's take to what those five teams are affected. they are going to be baseball, men's rugby, which would lose its varsity status, men's gymnastics, women's lacrosse and women's gymnastics. efforts to reinstate the teams have been largely spearheaded by savecalsports.com. it's an online effort that claims it raised $12 million to $15 million of the money needed. what does seem clear is that if it saves some of the team, the women's teams may have to take precedence to keep the university in compliance with title 9. the "new york times" recently raises questions about eliminating all the teams
altogether would interfere with the university's title ix funding. they maintain they remain in compliance with title ix and they took that under consideration even as they were considering cutting these teams. again that announcement coming at noon. >> we'll be waiting for the decision. thank you, christin ayers in berkeley. time now 5:35. and if you liked yesterday, you will love today because i guess it's going to be warmer, huh, lawrence? >> enjoy it while we have it. we have a major change coming, frank, in the weather pattern as we are going to get back some wintry weather here in the bay area. it is a cold start to the day. temperatures running at 31 degrees, freezing in napa, freezing in santa road, 31 and freezing in fairfield. 35 even in livermore. so you get the idea. a cold start to the day. but as we head toward the afternoon, what a day it's going to be again. high pressure and those offshore winds will crank up the temperatures to about 67 degrees in santa rosa, 66 in sonoma, 66 degrees in oakland,
and about 64 degrees in hayward. a major change in the weather pattern is coming. we'll talk more about that in a few minutes. back to you. >> okay. lawrence, thank you. it is the day lots of iphone fans have been waiting for. the verizon iphone goes on sale. verizon and apple stores across the country are opening early at 7:00 this morning to handle the expected rush of customers. until now, at&t had been the exclusive carrier for the iphone but there have been a lot of complaints about at&t's service. at&t is offering incentives now in hopes keeping your customers -- their customers, rather. it's allowing the iphone to share its internet connection with a wi-fi-neighborhood laptop and other devices. next week it will be offering credit towards a new at&t device in exchange for old cell phones. trying to hang on to their customers. just imagine three of the biggest websites joining forces. it can happen. the "wall street journal" reports facebook and google are considering a colossal buy-out
deal of twitter. the talks are still in the early stages. but the price under discussion is between $8 and $10 billion, roughly 100 times the amount of revenue that twitter expects to earn this year. >> wouldn't that be a deal. 5:37. this morning, lots of questions for a new york congressman who resigned over a craigslist scandal. and it's all because of this photo. that is christopher lee. he reportedly sent pictures of himself without a shirt on to a woman seeking a relationship on craigslist. that's congressman christopher lee. the woman apparently googled him realized who he was and then sent hi his e-mails to the website gawker. lee, who is married, resigned last night. he says regrets the harm his actions have caused his family, staff and his constituents. anti-government protestors in egypt are now getting some help from workers. thousands of demonstrators gathered in cairo's tahrir square for the 17th day in a row. they are still vowing not to leave until president hosni
mubarak steps down. now those protestors though are getting some additional support. egypt's public transportation employees are going on strike. organizers are reportedly calling on all 62,000 transportation workers to take part. but there have been some buses seen on the streets today. the u.s.-based group "human rights watch" says about 300 people have been killed since the protests began. big natural gas explosion in pennsylvania has spawned fires, downed power lines and forced hundreds of people from their homes. as many as 6 people are unaccounted for at this hour after the explosion last night. firefighters expect a total of 8 houses that are lost, 16 other damaged. the blast blew out windows at the senior center and several nearby structures caught fire. 750 people were cleared from the area. a once crippled cruise ship
will leave san francisco tomorrow. the 110,000 ton carnival splendor was of course brought to the bay area for repairs a couple of weeks ago after it caught fire during a voyage in november. no one was hurt in the mishap but the 4500 passengers and crewmembers who were stranded at sea for three days, more than 900 local workers took part in the repair job. no longer for sale. governor jerry brown dropping plans to sell 24 state buildings to private investors. >> it didn't make much sense because it in effect is a gigantic loan with interest payments equal to over 10% every year. >> the state had been in negotiations to sell those properties for 2.$3 billion under a proposal by governor brown. -- by governor schwarzenegger. the state would have leased them from the new owners. it is 5:39 on this thursday. pack light or get charged a
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good morning. we have major traffic problems on city streets in san francisco. there was an overnight fatal accident in the incidentallier richmond neighborhood. a car sped through a red light. as you can see there was a head- on crash with another car. one person was killed. police are investigating whether alcohol or drugs played a role. this is a busy intersection near geary and arguello. let's talk about alternates. if this investigation continues for some time, this could cause
some traffic nightmare for commuters. california and fulton are the best bets. right now several blocks of geary boulevard are shut down as well as a couple of blocks of arguello a busy intersection through that stretch. also impacting several muni lines including the 38 geary which a lot of people use as well as the 33 stanyan. they are rerouteing those lines. across the antioch bridge, nice and quiet. you can see a couple of headlights there. first sign of brake lights though through antioch just from a street to somersville improving closer to pittsburg and concord. so far, so good usually the slow spot out of the altamont pass but not seeing any yellow yet on our sensors. so 14 minutes from 205 to the dublin interchange. we had an earlier problem on the bay bridge, very early this morning. there was a two-car accident never really caused much of a delay, they were able to clear it quickly.
and right now no problems at the bay bridge toll plaza. the metering lights have not been turned on yet. not likely for another half hour or so, so that's why it's still good heading into san francisco. and as we are seeing from our live sensors, looks great all across the upper deck. lower deck into oakland fine, as well. this is the san mateo bridge. definitely busier now than in our last traffic report about 15 minutes ago. this is the commute direction westbound 92. and one more camera, out of the south bay, from downtown san jose looks good towards cupertino. peninsula a nice drive, as well. back to you. >> that's okay, elizabeth. i'll take it here. >> sorry, lawrence. the sunshine went to my head. >> last month and a half around here in the bay area has been something else in the middle of winter. it's about to change. enjoy the nice weather while we have t30s and 40s in the bay area and patchy frost in the
valleys. especially toward the afternoon, what a day again today. numbers in the 50s and upper 60s in some places very similar to yesterday. so if you liked yesterday, you will love it today. a weather repeat forecast for today but starting to see signs of changes in the longer range as high pressure weakens towards the weekend. as this breaks down, probably going to see more clouds. and yes, a return to some rain as we head in toward next week. and much cooler temperatures. today, 65 in san jose. 65 in santa clara. 63 in fremont. 63 degrees in redwood city. hey, how about the sunshine in the east bay? that will bring those numbers up nicely. 36 in dublin, 65 berkeley. 61 degrees in pleasant hill. warmest temperatures in the north bay. you get the down slope offshore wind and crank the numbers up in a hurry. 65 in the napa valley, 67 in
santa rosa. looking out over the next few days, looking good as high pressure will hold on but begin to break down over the weekend. that's when we'll see more clouds, dry on the weekend. monday clouds move in. chance of showers by monday night. looks like things could get wet into tuesday and wednesday. and much, much beyond that. hey, don't forget, folks, we have the at&t national pro-am this weekend. usually they have a lot of trouble with the rain, tough to have a golf tournament in the middle of winter but looking good, mostly sunny skies if you are going down there, temperature about 65 degrees. back to you. >> thank you. in the headlines, a new pg&e audit shows the utility put off important pipeline inspections for more than two years. the state public utilities commission says pg&e also ignored its own safety guidelines by conducting less thorough inspections. pg&e says it is working now to improve the safety of its gas transmission lines.
one passenger was cut by broken glass after someone opened fire on an a.c. transit bus in richmond. police are trying to learn whether last night's shooting was random or targeted someone on the bus. and five sports programs are on the chopping block at cal and today's the day we'll learn if they will be saved or not. one thing that could impact the decision is the federal title ix program designed to provide genter equality in at threat -- gender equality in athletic opportunities. u.s. airways is raising the fee to check a bag heavier than 50 pounds on domestic flights. it's now going to be up to $90, up from $50. that's already on top of the $25 to check a first bag and $35 for the second bag. spirit airlines recently began charging extra for bags above $40. fewer people lost their homes in january. reality track says the rate for home seizures last month was the lowest it's been in more than three years. experts say it is a sign that
lenders are taking longer to take action against home owners who have fallen behind in their mortgage payments. >> if your kid is asking you for a dog, might be a good idea to get one of the that's because a pooch could help teens stay in shape. researchers at the university of virginia followed about 300 teenagers. they found teens that had dogs logged about 15 additional minutes of physical activity a week. a warning about diet soda this morning. it could increase your risk of having a stroke. researchers looked at 2500 people in new york city. they found those who drank diet soda daily are 48% more likely to have a stroke. that's compared to people who don't drink any kind of soda at all. >> we didn't see a significant association between regular soft drink consumption and risk of combined vascular events but we saw it for diet soda. >> at this point, researchers have no chemical or biological explanation for why diet soda
may be risky. scientists with the american beverage association say there is no evidence that diet soda uniquely causes increase of risk of stroke. where's the beef? taco bell says it's in there and it wants to prove it. the fast food chain is giving away free tacos in an effort to prove they are in fact made of beef. a lawsuit claimed that the tacos contained only 35% beef but nope, the fast-food restaurant says there is 88% beef. and to prove it, it's offering 10 million free taco bell coupons on the facebook page limited one per fan. >> what's the other 12% in that wonderful taco, huh? 5:49. it was only a matter of time. the new clash between super bowl fans and the nfl. >> you didn't like pebble beach that much so he doesn't always come so it's probably about what we expected i think. >> celebrity golf tournament tees off in pebble but someone is missing. we'll tell you who when we come
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the current season. he and lindsay have had a tough year to be sure. super bowl fans have teamed up to suit nfl, cowboys and jerry jones. hundreds of ticketholders were turned away sunday because of their seats. they posed a safety hazard there. the lawsuit claims they knew about the problems before the big game but didn't do anything about it to alert the ticketholders. since the fallout the nfl has offered fans money or a free ticket to a future super bowl. so what do you do with the championship shirts made for the other team that lost? you send them to people in need. the t-shirts are being sent to people in nicaragua, romania, armenia. the relief organization gets $2 million worth of product to distribute every year. from the turf to the greens, today kicks off the first round of a popular golfing event. >> it is the start of the at&t pebble beach national pro-am.
the celebrity tournament started in the 1930s by bing crosby. this year the field includes kevin costner andrew brees. some people are asking, where's tiger? >> he didn't like pebble beach that much. so he doesn't always come. so it's probably about what we expected i think. >> tiger doesn't like to be hassled. would this tournament be more fun with him? absolutely. but as i mentioned it can get by and has gotten by with big crowds because there are so many -- it's a different type of event. >> bill murray is the star. >> the winner gets a million dollars. >> i would get home sick in boston where you would see scenic shots of monterey bay in 70 degrees and you're under 2 feet of snow. >> they always have an otter out in the bay. >> the sailboat with the guy with the glass of chardonnay. whatever.
right now the time is 5:54. we are following a deadly cras here in san francisco. elizabeth, what can you tell us? >> this is a business intersection. so far, we are not seeing any big delays because of this. but this is near the intersection in inner richmond near geary and arguello. they have a big radius blocked off at least three blocks right now of geary boulevard and several blocks of arguello both shut down right now while san francisco police department continues its investigation out there. it's also impacting several muni lines in the area, some popular muni routes. so this could cause a traffic mess if this investigation continues. and again, not showing any signs yet of this wrapping up anytime soon. we haven't seen any tow crews out there, so use california or fulton streets to avoid the area for a good while. this was first reported around 2 a.m. so the muni lines impacted, 38 geary as well as of the 33 stanyan. that is really our only thing
going on now traffic-wise. otherwise quiet across the bay area. here's live look if you are coming down the central freeway, looks like our camera shrunk but southbound 101 looks great along the peninsula heading towards the south bay. nice and quiet on 280 and 101. let's check your forecast. here's lawrence. >> elizabeth, we have lots of sunshine to talk about around the bay area today. of course, a cold start, temperatures outside this morning below freezing in parts of the north bay but by the afternoon again it's going to be just like it was yesterday. a lot of sunshine, and some pretty comfortable temperatures by the afternoon, upper 60s in some of the warmer spots inland. plenty of low to mid-60s inside the bay and out toward the coastline you will find some 50s and 60s, with plenty of sunshine there. now, it's going to get interesting over the next few days. we are going to start to notice some changes especially into the weekend as it looks like high pressure will start to break down. that's going to allow a few more clouds to move in across the skies. and a big change in the weather pattern is coming our way. by monday, the clouds begin to gather. i think maybe monday night into tuesday looks like rain comes our way. things going to stay unsettled for the distance after that.
here's a great picture for you. fog get at the gate. -- foggy at the gate. look at the beautiful fog at the golden golden gate bridge. send us your pictures at the firstname.lastname@example.org. 20 days of racing, millions of dollars, the lengthy "to do" list before the america's cup comes to the bay area, coming up. >> plus bullets fly inside a store. how the argument started over a dog. that and more coming up. >> and red flags could have been raised months before the explosion here in san bruno. now new concerns about the hundreds of other miles of natural gas pipeline that pg&e has in california. the report up next. and to save cal sports or to slash five of them. the university's big decision and how the announcement could jeopardize its title ix status. ,,,,,,,,
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