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anti-government demonstrators. in about 15 minutes, we'll be speaking live with a cbs news reporter who just arrived in libya. >> she is in the classroom! are you in the classroom? [ pause ] >> hey, people are doing everything to save you! >> new information coming out of new zealand this morning. more than 100 people have been rescued from the ruins left by a magnitude 6.3 earthquake. at least 75 people have been killed, hundreds more remain missing. an urban search-and-rescue team from los angeles is now headed to the site to help search for survivors. time now 6:01. hundreds of police officers' jobs at stake. the future of public safety in san jose could come down to a meeting today. anne makovec joins us now live from city hall down in san jose with more on what's on the table today. anne, good morning. >> good morning. here they are dealing with a
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$110 million deficit. the tenth straight year of red ink for the city of san jose, we know cities all over the bay area are feeling very similar pain and today the police union here in the city is speaking out. it doesn't want layoffs but it also doesn't want to make some of these significant concessions that mayor reed and his staffers are asking for. here are some of the things that mayor reed is proposing as far as some of the cuts that labor unions would have to take. some significant pension reform, which voters have given approve for in the november ballot. right now, police and firefighters can retire fully at age 50. reed wants to change that to age 65 or 67 to match social security benefits. he also wants to eliminate the automatic 3% raise in pensions annually and end some of the provisions that allow for big bonus checks and payouts for sick leave and vacation pay. if police officers don't agree to this, reed has warned of major layoffs including
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possibly more than 300 police officers and almost 150 firefighters. that is a quarter of san jose's public safety sector. now, the police union is speaking out today. we are asometime they are probably going to talk about the fact -- we are assuming that they are probably going to talk about the fact that they made a lot of concessions last year. but the city is dealing with a $110 million deficit. the union speaking out at a police substation in the south end of the city that hasn't even been able to open because of budget cuts already. frank? >> tough times out there to be sure. anne makovec, live at city hall, thank you. a boy playing with matches is to blame for the fire that drove two dozen people out of their condos in san jose. one woman was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation and some minor burns. the fire on cartago road started at 8:00 last night but took more than two hours to put out because of the gas leak that had to be shut off before firefighters could go to work. oakland police may have solved a series of strong-arm
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robberies. a 19-year-old was identified through surveillance video and arrested at his home last friday. the "oakland tribune" reports that teenager has a robbery conviction on his record. he is accused of following elderly shoppers who left a safeway store on redwood road and then robbing them at their homes. 6:04. i don't know about you, but i'm getting very excited about the snow. i love snow. >> you just came from snow. [ laughter ] >> and just for you, lawrence, you say that snow could hit the coastline? >> oh, boy! >> wow. >> snow at the beach, lawrence, bring it on! >> i have in off the seen it look this good for -- i have not seen it look this good for quite some time in 20 years i have been doing this but everything still has to go just right for it to happen. now, outside now we don't have snow but we have patchy frost in the valleys and patchy fog. 30's and 40s around the bay area. changes for today, we have a couple of clouds making their bay into our skies after lots of sunshine yesterday. we'll see a few more clouds filter on through and really getting kind of the setup
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toward the next few days. after that, things change quite drastically. temperatures in the low to mid- 50s in the afternoon. we could see rain return tomorrow. snow in the north bay mountains. and yes, a chance of snow down to sea level friday night and saturday. wouldn't that make a mess of the traffic out there, huh, elizabeth?c out there, huh, >> i don't know what's going on on saturday morning. i'm sleeping in on saturday! here's a live look from chopper 5. they are showing you westbound 580 traffic approaching 680 and the dublin interchange. headlights that looks like that's traffic moving westbound. so far, so good. we are hotspot-free across the bay area. it's been quiet start to our morning commute. let's go to our maps. westbound 580 out of the altamont pass, a little sluggish right now from grant line to north greenville but just our usual slow traffic there. a few brake lights. again, not too bad. same thing at the bay bridge toll plaza. pretty quiet now heading
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towards the pay gates. all right. that's a check of traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. should san francisco police officers be allowed to carry tasers? the police commission is expected to vote tonight on that controversial plan. san francisco would follow the lead of several other cities in an attempt to cut down on the number of officer-involved shootings. critics though contend tasers are dangerous and are concerned that officers could overuse them. some health concerns and a new product. the main issue for apple shareholders today. and christin ayers is in the newsroom with a preview of this morning's meeting. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. two big items on the agenda today at apple's annual shareholder meeting in cupertino. the first, the health of ceo steve jobs. since announcing jobs was taking yet another indefinite net leave of an secretary last month for medical reasons, apple is under plans by labor unions to determine who would
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succeed jobs. jobs is thin and weak recently but he has remained tight- lipped about his illness. apple insisted that releasing their managerial plans would put them at a competitive disadvantage with other companies. shareholders will vote on whether to release the plans at today's meeting. the other big item is the next generation ipad. it's expected to be unveiled a week from today in san francisco. the rumor is, it's going to be thinner and lighter and have a front-facing camera for video chat. both those items on the agenda today for apple. some analysts say it's unlikely that apple will vote to release those plans. >> yeah. well, it should be interesting. very popular company. and with the new ipad coming out, as well. okay, christin ayers, thank you so much. time now is 6:07. some new mug shots of the suspect in the arizona shooting rampage. the scrapes and bruises now on
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his face and why. plus, a third school will not be cut in the mount diablo school district. why the decision still has parents, though, very concerned. and more damaging evidence against former giants slugger barry bonds. the interviews defense attorneys want thrown out of the trial. when we come back. ,,,,,,,,
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saving you money -- now, that's progressive. call or click today. this morning that the 15 som winter storm watches going up in the north bay mountain above 1,000 feet. snow getting even lower as we head in toward friday and saturday. more on that coming up. going to be a big weather weekend! maybe a little fun, too. 6:11. it's wednesday. new word this morning that those 15 somalia pirates accused of killing four americans could stand trial here in the united states. right now, the military is working with the fbi and the justice department to make that decision. the pentagon says the pirates shot scott and jean adam of california along with phyllis macay and bob riggle of seattle yesterday. their sailboat was hijacked in the indian ocean on friday. macay's mother and niece live here in the bay area. >> my aunt is a very smart and avid sailor. she was living her dream
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sailing around the world for this now the third year. she enjoyed every port and every experience that she had. >> this is the first time americans have been killed in the most recent waves of pirate attacks in east africa. secretary of state hillary clinton says it's a growing threat that needs to be addressed. we have a new look at the suspect in last month's shootings in tucson, arizona. the u.s. marshals service has released these two mug shots of jared loughner after a judge decided the release wouldn't violate his rights. those photos show a bruise on one side of his head and a slightly bruised left eye. loughner pled not guilty to charges that he killed 6 people and tried to assassinate congresswoman gabrielle giffords. the mount diablo school board has unanimously agreed not to close any more schools. but the board's president does warn that they could revisit the idea if the voters don't approve tax extensions proposed
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by governor brown. the district is looking to save $1.5 million annually. earlier this month, trustees voted to shut down glenbrook middle school and holbrook elementary school. 6:12 on your wednesday. unrest in libya. next a live report on all the evacuations taking place there this morning. and if you complain, they will listen. how life with the clipper card will become a bit easier. and chopper 5 now watching the drive over walnut creek near the 680/24 interchange. we'll have more traffic coming up. ,,,,,,,, ,,
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a quiet start to the day if you are getting up. patchy frost in the valleys and patchy fog. 30s and 40s around the bay area at this hour but this afternoon partly cloudy skies not quite as sunny as yesterday, temperatures down a few degrees in the low to mid-50s. and it will be a little breezy in spots near the bay and toward the coastline. already beginning to see some of those clouds dumping in across our skies right now. but boy, we're going to see a whole lot more clouds as we head in toward thursday with rain and snow and some very low levels. the system diving in over the next couple of days going to
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drop in bringing record cold temperatures to the bay area. combine that with the possibility of some precipitation, you get snow at very low levels. how about this? temperatures today looking like mainly low to mid-50s. low 50s at the coastline. you have some mid-50s inside the bay. east bay numbers looking pretty good. partly cloudy skies, high of about 55 in danville. about 53 in berkeley and 55 degrees in concord. north bay temperatures running up into the low to mid-50s by the afternoon. and then as we look over the next few days, this is as fun as it gets, folks. we have some real interesting weather coming our way. chance of showers as we head in toward thursday, possibility of some snow showers, winter storm watches going up in the north bay mountains toward thursday evening. that will continue to lower as we head in toward friday with snow possibly down to sea level as we get in toward friday night and saturday. everything has to go just right but boy, this is about the best chance i have seen in quite some time. all right. let's get a check of traffic with elizabeth. >> let's go out to chopper 5. they are continuing to cruise across the bay area. and they are live over the
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benicia bridge right now showing you southbound traffic on 680 looks great heading into martinez and concord. we don't often see the benicia bridge live from chopper 5 so you can see that traffic looks great so far this morning. ks we are relatively problem-free across the bay area. it's been a quiet morning. live look down the eastshore freeway in the commute direction, westbound 80 right around the university avenue overcrossing. and i just checked and it's still about 18, 19 minutes if you're coming from the carquinez bridge to the maze. definitely going to get crowded in the westbound lanes but so far no big delay. on the maps, westbound 4 the usual slow traffic where it typically bottlenecks through antioch from a street through to somersville and slow coming into san jose up northbound 101 from tully towards alum rock. but otherwise, the rest of the south bay, like i said, in the clear this morning. no big accidents. there is a live look at 280
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traffic out of san jose, smooth towards cupertino. 101 and 280, your peninsula commutes, look great. all the approaches to the bay bridge, a little slow traffic. we are just starting to see it now on westbound 24 but otherwise no delay at the bay bridge toll plaza and n metering lights. 880 the nimitz through oakland looks great and mass transit off to a great start all on time. we have nothing but good news here in the traffic department. that is your traffic. back to you. >> thank you. right now americans stranded in libya are evacuating. the unrest there shows no sign of letting up. >> on the phone with us right now cbs radio news reporter that's tom poppic who just arrived in cairo. he was trying to get into libya but communication there very limited. tom, tell us, you were trying -- obviously you were trying to get into libya. is it possible to get journalists in there now or is it just not happening. >> reporter: it is possible to get journalists into the
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eastern part of the country. the libyan borders guards fled their posts about a day ago. but it is still very difficult. some reporters are getting in. it's almost 1500 kilometers, more than two days drive, to the capital tripoli which is really where the tensions and the violence are happening today. just outside of tripoli another town called miserata, there are reports of heavy battles between protestors and pro- qaddafi forces. that may fall that shows that moammar qaddafi's power is slipping quickly over the past few days. >> tom, can you tell us more about the evacuations? we understand they were trying to get americans in libya on a ferry to malta. what are you hearing? >> i understand they are still trying to make that work. they want to fill that ferry. international community, european nations are all using malta as a staging area for
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evacuation by air, by sea. but, you know, you got to remember, it's -- the problem is getting people actually to these ferries and to the airport. you know, even a kilometer, a mile stretch in tripoli, can be dangerous. the streets in tripoli right now are extremely tense. there are still reports of gunfire, militia units traveling to the streets in trucks with guns, loudspeakers warning people to stay inside. you could be 100 yards, a football field away from the ferry dock and you may be trapped there. it's going to be very difficult for these american citizens to try to get out. but i know the state department is doing their best to get that ferry going and get americans out. >> what's the reaction in egypt right now? they just went through this, although certainly not as violent as this. what are they saying there? >> reporter: there have been protests against qaddafi here outside the embassy, libyan embassy. there's a sense of, you know, amazement still for a lot of egyptians, you know, they are
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looking across, they have no love for moammar qaddafi either. but their real concern is simply the unbelievable level of violence that is happening in libya. i think that a lot of them feel almost relieved that they did not see that same sort of bloodshed. >> okay. cbs radio news reporter tom popyk covering the unrest in libya. tom, thanks so much for joining us. >> reporter: the pleasure is mine. >> thank you, tom. the time now is 6::22. it's a first in aviation history. the major milestone and why it should make you breathe easier. >> the bird ruffling feathers in one bay area city. why leaders may be forced to put the brakes on a major housing project. ,,,,,,
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been lots of complaints. starting today: help will be there have been a lot of complaints but starting today, help will be available to thousands of commuters who use the clipper card. a customer service center is opening in san francisco this afternoon in the embarcadero bart station. commuters will be able to buy cards add value to them, trade in damaged cards and get answers to commuting questions. last year was the safest in aviation history for passengers traveling on western-built jets. the international air transport association says there was only one accident for every 1.6 million flights in 2010.
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an estimated 2.5 billion people flew safely on nearly 37 million flights. there were only 17 accidents involving aircraft built in north america or europe. time now 6:25. a family of rare golden eagles has halted the construction of dozens of homes in dublin. bella the resident eagle has lived there since 1989. over the years she has had dozens of babies and on valentine's day she became a new mama once again producing as many as three eggs. kb homes was in the process of building around 80 houses in the area. but now that they are taking a break, because of bella's babies. coming up, san francisco police tackling a heated issue today. what officers could soon carry alongside their guns. and attention auto burglaries on the rise near a popular bay area shopping center. how thieves are choosing their targets coming up. and the battle is about to
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heat up here in san jose between the police officers union and city leaders, who want some significant cuts. we'll break it down for you coming up next. >> and apple's big day. the company's annual shareholders meeting coming up in just a couple of hours. we'll tell you the two big items on the agenda. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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wednesday, february 23rd. i'm frank mallicoat. and i'm sydnie kohara. time is 6-- good morning. it is wednesday, february 23. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm sydnie kohara. thanks so much for joining us. your time coming up on 6:30. the future of public safety in san jose could come down to this, a crucial meeting today determining whether hundreds of police officers will be laid off. let's go to anne makovec who joins us now from city hall with the worst-case scenario if no deal is reached. anne, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. yeah, mayor chuck reed laid that out earlier this month. and in the meantime, all of the unions here in san jose have been stewing trying to figure out how to avoid some of the cuts that he has been proposing. it's the tenth straight year of red ink here in san jose. and these unions have been asked time and time again to make cuts. here is that worst-case scenario, though, if they don't, according to mayor chuck
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reed. 349 police layoffs and 145 firefighter layoffs because of that $110 million deficit they are looking at. so he is wanting all of the unions again to make a 10% reduction in their pay and benefits. he cannot impose, though, these cuts on the public safety sector so he is asking them to simply agree to that. but the police union is saying that even if they do agree to the 10% reduction, they still predict that the city will lay off 237 police officers and 82 firefighters. so here's mayor chuck reed's proposal that is including some significant pension reform. right now, police and firefighters can retire fully at age 50. reed wants to change that to age 65 or 67 to match social security benefits. he wants to eliminate the automatic 3% raise in pensions annually and revise some of the
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big bonus and payouts for sick leave and vacation pay. mayor reed was re-elected and is riding popular opinion and voters have recently voted for pension reform. but what will the unions reaction be? the police officers rather are planning a big meeting at a substation that has never been able to open because of budget cuts. and they will be speaking out today. frank and sydnie? >> anne, thanks very much, anne makovec at san jose city hall. san francisco's police commission expected to vote this evening on a plan to allow officers to use tasers. they are concerned that officers could overuse them and they are dangerous. time now 6:32. a teenager with a record of robbery is under arrest for a series of holdups in the city of oakland.
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a 19-year-old is accused of strong-arm robberies of people who were apparently followed home from a safeway store on redwood road. the tribune reports the suspect was identified by surveillance video and arrested at home on friday. a court hearing is planned this afternoon on oakland's controversial plan to curb gang violence. at issue, a proposed injunction in the city's fruitvale area and would restrict the activities of suspect gang members in that neighborhood. you might want neighborhood. there is is a spike in car burglaries in stanford parking lots. thieves are targeting electronics inside the cars. the burglaries have happened
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during the day and at night. next time you shop at the westfield mall in san francisco there could be extra eyes on you. a police substation could be added there in the future. that's because there have been so many reports of shoplifting there. cops say they responded to the mall several times a day and it strains police resources. westfield does have its own security force. the state department is helping americans get out of libya today as we are hearing more reports of gunfire in the streets of tripoli. u.s. citizens were offered a chance to leave libya on a ferry to the mediterranean island of malta. the evacuation comes after moammar qaddafi called on supporters to take to the streets to oppose anti- government demonstrators. the protestors say they have taken control of a large city in western libya as well as much of the eastern part of the
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country. >> she's in the classroom! are you in the classroom? [ talking on cell phone ] >> hey, people are doing everything to save you! >> more than 100 people have been rescued from the ruins left by that big earthquake in new zealand. right now, hundreds of troops, police and emergency workers all trying to find hundreds of people who are still missing. there are fears that aftershocks, though could bring down more buildings. it is early thursday morning in new zealand right now and officials are enforcing a curfew in the city of christchurch. well, it's 6:35 now. let's check weather and traffic and i guess we could have a little bit of snow on the golden gate. >> it's chilly outside, 30s and 40s frost in the valleys and fog out there, too. so today, we are left with some
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partly cloudy skies. clouds drifting across the skies. more on the way. it's going to be dry but temperatures are going to be coming down a few degrees. expect highs in the low to about mid-50s. this is just the beginning of some colder weather around the bay area as much colder temperatures are going to push in as we head in toward thursday with some raindrops. even some snow on parts of the north bay mountains. i think better chance for snow across the entire bay area as we head in toward friday. and it looks like saturday morning. all right. that's a look at weather. let's get a check of traffic with elizabeth. >> all right. we continue to follow chopper 5. i believe they are live over san pablo continuing to show us traffic down. eastshore freeway. they just came from the carquinez bridge and it is free- flowing this morning all the way down through berkeley where we are starting to see a few brake lights but nothing unusual right now. so far, so goo on the bay bridge toll plaza, metering
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lights on. nothing too bad just to the end of the parking lot. looks like the fastrak lanes are busiest. metering lights on at 6:20 so the usual time but if you look at the live traffic sensors it still looks great on the upper deck heading into san francisco. so really not too bad. sluggish at the cub is. south bay same thing. this is a quiet morning commute. here's a live look at traffic out of downtown san jose. looks good on 101, 280 and the guadalupe parkway. remember our radio partners, kcbs 740-am and 106.9-fm. back to you. >> thank you. all eyes will be on apple this morning. the silicon valley giant is expected to answer some big questions at its annual shareholders meeting and christin ayers is in our newsroom where the health of steve jobs just one of the issues on the agenda among other things. good morning, christin. >> reporter: good morning. one of the biggest issues possibly on the agenda the health of apple ceo steve jobs expected to be addressed in some way at this morning's
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apple shareholder meeting in cupertino. shareholders are expected to vote on a proposal brought by a labor union urging the company to release plans to replace ceo steve jobs since he is on indefinite medical leave. he is weak and frail, although he did attend a meeting with president obama in silicon valley last week. it's not clear what kind of illness he is suffering from. apple has contended that releasing plans for a successor could give other tech companies an unfair advantage over them. the union has said they are not look fog specifics, they just want to be sure there is is a plan in place, they are not looking for specifics. also on the agenda, the next generation ipad to be unveiled a week from today in san francisco. the rumor is it will be thinner and lighter. it may have new features like a front facing camera that can be used for video chatting. that meeting starts in a few
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hours here at 10 a.m. at apple headquarters. analysts tell bloomberg news it's unlikely apple will agree to release succession plans and how much we'll hear about the new ipad in today's meeting, we'll wait and see. >> thank you. the message from santa clara to governor jerry brown, hands off the money for our new 49ers stadium. last night the council approval a resolution to protect $40 million in state money for the stadium. the governor has proposed seizing redevelopment money because of the deficit. the resolution makes councilmembers the governing authority of that $937 million stadium. federal prosecutors hoping to paint a darker picture of barry bonds in his perjury trial. they have submitted new evidence alleging he mistreated his wife, girlfriends and other people. it includes grand jury transcripts and interviews. defense attorneys have objected saying the statements are
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irrelevant to the case. bonds is accused of lying to a grand jury about his use of performance-enhancing drugs. 6:39. ford announcing a big recall this morning. and the health benefits of having a beer a day. >> plus, he is just two years old and smoking pot. we'll tell you how marijuana is helping this toddler recover from brain cancer. and the markets just opened about 10 minutes ago. let's take a quick check on the early numbers. a mixed bag so far. dow down, got your numbers and much more coming up with an update from moneywatch reporter jason brooks. he will join us live in a couple of minutes. stay with us. i'm sam chernin, owner of sammy's fish box. i opened the first sammy's back in 1966. my employees are like family, and i want people that work for me to feel that they're sharing in my success. we purchase as much as we can on the american express open gold card so we can accumulate as many points as possible. i pass on these points to my employees
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sign for the local economy. a new survey suggests bay area companies plan t this is a positive sign for the local economy. bay area companies plan to spend more on sales, marketing and hiring. the kcbs radio's matt bigler joins us from the silicon valley bureau to explain. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we are talking about this survey of cfos, chief financial officers, of businesses based here in the bay area. and as you said, overwhelmingly, they are very optimistic about the commie economy right now. 60% say they believe their
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companies will grow -- -- overwhelmly they are very optimistic about the economy right enough to. 60% say they believe their companies will grow or better this year. we talked to a man with a group that conducted the survey of cfos and he says that a lot of these companies have been hoarding up cash over the past year. a lot of money that they now plan to start putting to work. >> this year they plan to deploy that into increased sales and marketing and into hiring. so as much as we have heard about a jobless recovery,. >> bay area firms are recovery. >> reporter: 65% of tech cfos believe they will grow 20% in the next year, 20% growth. still, really positive and that optimism is also carrying over into the ipo market. the initial public offerings.
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20% of the fcos surveyed said they believe that they could see an ipo for their company in the next three years, according to 20% of the cfos surveyed. >> that's good news for the shareholders. thank you, matt bigler with kcbs radio. all right, let's do a little weather check right now. got a cold start to the day, folks. if you are heading out there now, put on a thickcoat. chilly the today. we're in for drastic changes. if you are stepping out, we are looking at some patchy frost in spots. and also some patchy fog showing up especially in parts of the bay area. so yeah, with that in mind, it is kind of a cold start to the day and we have plenty of clouds around the bay area. , as well. it looks like things are going to turn out to be nice as we head in toward the afternoon.
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partly cloudy skies, some cooler temperatures, temperatures running into the low to mid-50s. breezy in spots at the bay and at the coast. yup, here it is. starting to see some changes now, couple of high clouds creeping into our skies. that will be a sign of drastic changes coming. we have a cold storm diving in from the north headed southward. it's going to bring unusual cold air. we have a winter storm watch, can you believe it? going into effect in the north bay mountains thursday night and friday. over 6" above 2500 feet at 2 to 4" above 1500 feet. now, it gets even colder into friday. and friday night saturday. that's when we could see a little snow down to sea level. temperatures in the 50s around the area. north bay low to mid-50s toward the afternoon. as we look out over the next few days, things becoming cold and wet around the bay area and, yes, some unusually low snow levels expected especially as we head in
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toward friday night and saturday. day night and drying out though come sunday. let's get a check of that traffic with elizabeth. >> thank you. chopper 5 is live over the bay bridge, one of our only slow spots the approach to the metering lights which we can show you live here in a second. you can see all the brake lights waiting for the metering lights to turn green but good from the incline towards the "s" curve. at the toll plaza itself as chopper 5 pans back we are not doing badly. backed up to the first overcrossing so only 10 minutes to get you on the span. and traffic through the macarthur maze looks great as you see there from chopper 5. so thank you for those live traffic shots. all right. to our maps now. checking our usual hot spots around this time of the morning, just starting to get slow now on westbound 580 out of the altamont pass. about a 25-minute drive time from 205 and continues to be slow all the way out towards about hopyard and the dublin interchange. elsewhere highway 4 this is our other usual problem spot around this time of the morning, same
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thing, just kind of a typical ride through antioch. speeds improve quite a bit reaching pittsburg. elsewhere nimitz freeway 880 through oakland, 65, 65, 65, pretty much top speeds up and down the nimitz freeway as you make your way from downtown oakland all the way down into hayward. and same thing if you are coming into san francisco right now from the peninsula, 101, 280, traffic moves great! unusually quiet start to our morning commute. no big accidents or hot spots. there is a live look at the third -- near the third street off-ramp. back to you. >> thank you. oil prices moving higher due to international issues. >> here now is jason brooks with kcbs and good morning. >> reporter: good morning. you already wince when you fill up at the gas station now. it's like 3.75 filling up here around the bay area and the prices will be heading higher. oil skyrocketed over 6% yesterday. this morning up another $1.50
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to about $97 a barrel. that's a two-year high. all based off of what's happening in the middle east, particularly in libya where protested have wrested control of the eastern part of the country where they produce most of the oil in libya. libya the 15th largest exporter of oil in the world. so any chance of production stopping or affecting the export of oil out of that country will drive prices higher. that resulted in a big drop in the stock market yesterday. and we'll see oil prices continue to head up so long as we didn't know what's going to happen in libya. one thing that's heading the other way is hp shares. after hewlett-packard announced its earnings yesterday. the profit came in at 2.6 billion which topped expectations. but its revenue of $32 billion was under, sales of pcs to consumers dropped 12%. right now, hp shares are down over 11% this morning. the other big company with something going on today is apple. its annual shareholders
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meeting. they are going to vote on a success plan for steve jobs. they want the company to say in writing and say what the plan is. apple says if they do that, it would tip their hand to rivals. apple shares run 1%. overall the market continues to lose ground today. the dow is down 38, nasdaq down by 5, s&p is lower by one. >> thank you, jason brooks with kcbs and have a good day. >> you, too. it is 6:50. this morning, ford recalling nearly 150,000 f-150 pickups to fix air bags that could deploy without warning. the recall covers trucks from the 2005 and 2006 model years in the u.s. and canada. ford calls it a relatively low risk. but the national highway traffic safety administration has linked that flaw to more than 70 injuries. when you think of medical marijuana, you probably don't think of a child using it. a toddler in montana is one of
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the state's youngest cardholders. this is 2-year-old cash hyde. he beat brain cancer. cash's dad says medical cannabis helped rebuild his organs that were damaged from chemotherapy and they also increased his appetite and made it easier for him to sleep. >> i believe that, you know, cash is with us for a lot of reasons. you know? he is a patient of medical cannabis which is i think greatly benefitted his battle. >> of montana's 28,000 medical cannabis cardholders, 51 of them are under the age of 18. well, british researchers say having a pint of beer or a glass of wine a day could be good for your heart. people who drink in moderation are up to 25% less likely to develop heart disease compared to those who don't drink at all. the research also suggests that small amounts of alcohol can increase good cholesterol which protects against heart disease. time now for a look at what's coming up later this morning on "the early show."
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we do that with erica hill who joins us live from new york. good morning. i think we were talking about kiss me kate beer a couple of days ago. and now a beer a day. >> we were. frank, i'm noticing a trend here. frankly that study works for me, too. there you go. just ahead this morning, we are going to get you more information on what really happened to those four americans who were kidnapped and then of course killed by somalia pirates. we are learning more this morning about what actually happened on board that boat. more details from the navy. we are also learning more about the four people who died. we are going to help to paint a picture of who they were. we are joined by some good friends of theirs this morning. also ahead, a controversial new study on cell phones and brain activity is out. what do these results mean? what could they mean for your health heading forward and what do they mean about the way you use your cellular phone? we'll get you all the details just ahead here on "the early show" at the top of the hour. have a great day. >> we will. and that cell phone looking forward to that because mine is glued to my ear pretty much
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24/7. >> i know. >> you're part of that party, too? >> i am. >> "the early show" starts at 7:00. erica, have a good day. >> thank you. time now is 6:52. protecting public safety in san jose. the call to action today to stop massive police layoffs. and as protestors gain ground in libya, a bombshell new allegation about moammar qaddafi's role in the lockerbie bombings. and if you have a story idea or comment to share with us, email that guy right there, we'll be right back. for my dry skin, ordinary body washes just aren't moisturizing enough. [ female announcer ] new gold bond deep moisture, with 7 moisturizers and 3 vitamins. the body wash that moisturizes like a lotion.
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get out of libya on a ferry arranged by the state department, anti- government protesters say they're making as corners tree? from libya, anti-government protestors say they are making more gains taking control of a large city in western libya as well as much of the eastern part of the country. and from sweden now comes a published report that quotes libya's recently resigned justice minister as saying the country's leader moammar qaddafi personally ordered the
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1988 lockerbie bombing that killed 270 people. 6:56. the fate of public safety at stake in san jose today. anne makovec, on the call to stop massive cuts to the city's police department. a big meeting today. anne has more live. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we have heard mayor reed's worst-case scenario here in san jose. there's been a lot of closed- door meetings, negotiations, between the unions and the city. those negotiations will go on and today, we are expecting to hear the police union's side. they are holding a special meeting to give their side of the story. here's what mayor reed is looking for, though, when it comes to his proposals for pension reform. police and firefighters right now can retire fully at age 50. reed wants to change that to age 65 or 67. he also wants to eliminate the automatic 3% raise in pensions annually and end some of the provisions that allow for big bonus checks and payouts for sick leave and vacation pay.
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if police officers don't agree to that, reed has warned of major layoffs including possibly more than 300 police officers and almost 150 firefighters. that's a quarter of the san jose public safety sector. but the unions obviously don't want to either cut nor have layoffs. we are going to hear from them. they are speaking out at a police substation this afternoon in the south end of the city. frank? >> thank you, anne makovec live at san jose city hall. let's get one last look at weather and traffic before you head out. lawrence, it's a bit chilly out there. >> yeah. cold start to the day. going to get even colder next couple of days and we are throwing in some precipitation in the mix and maybe some snow. for today dry, partly cloudy skies. tomorrow clouds roll in, chance of showers. winter storm watch is going up in the north bay mountains tomorrow evening and friday. even colder friday night into saturday with more chances of even lower snow drying out
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towards sunday. let's get a traffic check with elizabeth. >> one last traffic check. this has been a good day on the roads so far so great start to the morning commute. here's a live look at chopper 5 over the san mateo bridge, no problems. getting more crowded now but so far, so good heading towards the peninsula. all right, thank you chopper 5. all right to. our maps now. crossing the richmond/san rafael bridge, we'll do a bridge check. westbound 580 looks great now heading into marin and your southbound 101 marin county drive looks great towards the golden gate bridge. we are pretty much delay-free problem-free, your drive time still in the clear. 9 minutes between novato and san rafael. our one slow spot a couple of brake lights at the bay bridge toll plaza but it's kind of hard to tell from here but it's actually only backed up to the first overcrossing? so you're looking at maybe a five- to ten-minute wait to get on the bridge. and then it looks good actually so far on the upper deck. that is your traffic. back to you. >> thank you. thank you for watching the
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cbs 5 "early edition." we are going to see you right back here tomorrow morning at 4:30 bright and early. >> we'll be here. and we leave you now with, take a look at this beautiful shot, better enjoy this sunshine. lawrence says we could see rain in a day or two. but wow, that's nice. caption colorado, l.l.c. good morning. growing revolt. as the u.s. scrambles to evacuate americans, moammar gadhafi promises to crack down on protests and this is as oil prices skyrocket. we will bring you the latest on the upheaval in the middle east. race against time. rescue workers in new zealand continues to search for survivors as the death toll rises from the devastating quake there. we will hear from a survivor who was buried alive for more than ten hours. without warning. the u.s. navy caught


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