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that's going to continue on and off for throughout today and isolated thunderstorms. temperatures staying chilly for a spring day. all right. let get a check of traffic now with elizabeth. >> all right. i just asked lawrence, is the rain moving in towards san jose? and he said, yeah, it's because we are getting a couple of different accidents just popping up in the south bay. live look at 280 out of downtown. this looks good. but just getting word of a new accident southbound 880 at 1st. two cars there blocking one lane and then another one on the montague expressway westbound as you approach 680. possibly one lane blocked there, as well. so mass transit great option this morning. everything is on time. and just quickly, coming off the antioch bridge, so far, so good. it's not until you reach antioch itself where you start to see the slowdowns. that is your traffic. back to you. >> take it slow out there. okay, elizabeth. time now 6:00. we continue to follow a developing story this out of berkeley. a house fire bringing down a power line. pg&e crews have been on the scene all morning and shut down a road and has caused a lot of trouble. anne makovec on dwight way in
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berkeley with more. anne, good morning. >> reporter: very good news within the past few minutes, frank. they are not going to have to dig up dwight way. a house has been destroyed by the fire on dwight way and sacramento. the fire broke out around 1 a.m. when firefighters arrived on scene, fire was coming out of the windows and doors, completely engulfed in flames. there was a power line that had melted down. that was right in the middle of the yard. so firefighters had to deal with that as a challenge as well as two gas meters that blew off of the house and created two fireballs that firefighters also had to avoid. >> that's a good thing for us. we can identify exactly where the gas is. it's burning off. it's not drifting anywhere and causing any other hazards to anybody or there's not going to be a surprise when it does find an ignition source. >> and here's pg&e hard at
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work. they were here for several hours. first they shut down the power and gas to the house involved and then there was some question of whether or not they were going to have to tear up the street here and repair some of their equipment. that does not appear to be the case. several city blocks were closed overnight. those have all re-opened at this hour. so good news at 6 a.m. frank? >> anne, is it just the one home that's affected right now? were some other people affected as well. >> reporter: no, luckily, it was just the one home. four people live there. they got out all right. but their home is destroyed. >> okay. at least they're okay. anne makovec live in becker, thank you. fire investigators are still on the scene of a building fire in the mission district in san francisco. the fire started on mission street near 29th last night. the building has two floors of apartments and a dental office. 16 people displaced because of this fire. a firefighter fell from a ladder. he is in stable condition this morning. the cause of the fire not yet known at this time.
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this morning closing arguments getting under way in barry bonds' perjury trial. and the slugger's fate could soon be in the hands of the jury. kiet do south side the courthouse in san francisco this morning with the latest. kiet, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. closing arguments set to begin at 8:30 this morning. the defense rested yesterday surprisingly and didn't call a single witness. now, legal experts say they just didn't want to take the chance, it was just too risky to put bonds and his associates on the stand and expose him to cross-examination. the defense team likely felt the prosecution didn't prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt and the defense will also try to show today that bonds was confused by all the complex questioning. now, yesterday the judge dropped one of the five charges, the one about making false statements. bonds is accused of lying to a federal grand jury in 2003 when he said he never knowingly received steroids or human growth hormone from his trainer. analyst say they want to keep things vague. >> if barry bonds ever got on the stand in this case he could
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have filled in the gaps and the void created by the trainer's absence. the defense wasn't going to take the chance. >> reporter: and closing arguments set to begin in just 2.5 hours. after that, jury deliberations could begin this afternoon. and then it's pretty much up to the men and women, the 12 men and women on the jury. they can set their own hours. so it's up to them. everyone here at the courthouse the court -- i'm sorry, the judge, the clerk, the staff, the attorneys, even the media has to be on standby to respond within 15 minutes if the jury has any questions or has reached a verdict. so we are going to have to wait and see. >> thank you, kiet do in san francisco. for the first time we are hearing from people now who witnessed that brutal beating of a giants fan outside dodger stadium. two dodger fans heard bryan stow being punched. then they say two thugs knocked him down and one started kicking him. when stow fell, his head hit
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the ground. this morning he remains in critical condition in a medically-induced coma. stow's cousin says he is overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the bay area. >> yeah. it has been huge. this morning told the "cbs early show" that thousands of people attended yesterday's fundraiser in san jose. >> they raised over $120,000 in cash in about 6 hours by people who came and wanted to give everything they could for supporting bryan. >> america medical response hosting the fundraiser in san jose. bryan stow is a paramedic for amr down there. the whole interview with the cousin is coming up on the "cbs early show" starting at 7:00 with chris wragge. 6:05. there is a chance of thunderstorms today. certainly a big shift from all the sunny skies we have enjoyed in the past week or so. >> i guess. >> so lawrence, what's going on out there? >> we have a very cold storm that's dropping into the bay area and that cold storm you
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get a little afternoon heating in the springtime and you could see thunderstorms right now scattered showers showing up around the bay area nothing too heavy. we are seeing pockets of moderate amounts of rainfall rolling on by. but the showers continuing now in towards san jose and santa clara, campbell, you name it. they are seeing some showers right now so if you are heading out, be prepared for some rain today. it is going to be kind of mixed today. you're not going to see a full washout but you will see scattered showers on and off throughout the day today as this low will drop on down and usher in more showers and even the possibility of some thunderstorms especially as we head in toward the afternoon. temperatures really going to be the big story today. they are running well below average. only a high of about 53 degrees in livermore. 57 in san jose. 55 degrees in san francisco. cold enough we could see a couple of snowflakes across our mountaintops. elizabeth is watching in amazement! how's that affecting traffic? >> it is making it a little dense but no huge problems out there right now. but we have seen a couple of spinouts on the off-ramps and now we are dealing with this
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problem here, no delays but southbound 880 near 1st street, apparently chp is waiting for a tow crew. there was an accident there again no delay to traffic and your ride along the peninsula so far okay coming up 101 and 280. outside, we'll show you what it looks like out there. across the golden gate bridge we're doing okay. san mateo bridge, we can see wet weather as well as 101 near sfo. ace train running about 5 minutes behind schedule, trains 1 and 3 delayed. bart is on time, same thing with muni metro and caltrain. that's your traffic. back to you. another black eye for muni. the cell phone video capturing a bus driver that's texting while driving. plus, california taxpayers out $300,000. the sneaky way state employees ripped off people while on the job. they are burning the midnight oil in washington to avoid a government shutdown. but still no deal.
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i'm joel brown. coming up.
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morning. showers in the bay area right now, castro valley,
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hayward, light to moderate amounts of rainfall, isolated thunderstorms today. we'll have more coming up. >> keep the umbrella handy. lawrence, thanks very much. it is 6:11. phillip garrido expected to plead guilty this morning. he and his wife, nancy, facing numerous charges including kidnapping, rape and false imprisonment in the jaycee dugard case. dugard was just 11 years old when she was abducted in southlake leak back in 1991. -- south lake tahoe back in 1991. she was discovered 18 years later. he face 431 years in jail. nancy garrido could get 181 if convicted. she has pled not guilty in the case. also this morning, the announcement of a verdict in a civil trial connected to an alleged gang-rape in santa clara county. the case involves two members of the de anza college baseball team. sued by a young woman who says she was raped at an off-campus party four years ago. she is seeking $7.5 million in damages.
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six other defendants were either dropped from the case or agreed to small settlements. it is 6:11. a san francisco bus driver back on the job after she was caught texting while driving with a busful of passengers. the passenger on that muni bus captured a mirror reflection of the incident on video in late february. sean higgins is his name. and sean says he then confronted the driver and told her to stop because it's illegal to text and drive. >> she pulled the bus over and got up, sat down across from us and basically said -- started filming us on her iphone and said, i'm going to show you. you know? you want to be videotaped. >> i'll videotape you. all you people are crazy. you don't know what you're talking about. that was basically the jist of it without -- gist of it without the expletives. >> a muni spokesman says the driver denies forcing him off the bus and denies threatening
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him. the driver was suspended for three days. 6:12. top lawmakers burning the midnight oil on a budget deal. the real challenge as the deadline gets closer. >> governor jerry brown is making it no secret, the statement he made that's taking the cops by surprise. and check out this commute across the san mateo bridge. got the high wind warnings, high wind advisories, rather, in effect and we are just getting word now that a ferry service has been cancelled due to wet weather. we'll have details on that coming up. ,,,,,,,, ,,,,
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something president obama hs promised to ve welcome back. house republicans are threatening to pass a stop-gap spending bill something mr. obama has promised to veto. as joel brown reports, the house speaker and senate majority leader stood together at the white house last night after meeting with the president. >> reporter: it's not often the president comes to the white house briefing room at 11 p.m. but with time running out to avoid a government shutdown, president obama was upping the pressure. >> between going to keep on pounding away at this thing because i'm absolutely convinced that we can get this done. >> reporter: but after 90 minutes of oval office negotiations, there was still no deal. top leaders from both parties appeared together vowing to
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keep talking. >> we have narrowed the issues significantly. >> there is an intent on both sides to continue to work together to try to resolve this. >> reporter: more than 4 million federal employees are in jeopardy of losing pay if the government's forced to shut down. the two sides are still at odds over spending cuts. everyone agrees they are necessary. but finding common ground has been a challenge. >> we are going to fight for the largest spending cuts we can get. >> reporter: the impact of a shutdown will be felt across the nation. government backing of small business loans would come to a halt. national parks would shut their gates. and customs officers will be furloughed. >> i represent the great port of baltimore. ships are going to come into the port! who's going to inrespect their cargo?? >> reporter: essential government workers will stay on the job no matter what including air traffic controllers, the fbi, and the u.s. military. joel brown, cbs news, washington. boy, what a difference the weather is today. we have some showers back, wintry weather making a return,
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some very cold temperatures. scattered showers continuing arnold the bay area into fremont into the san jose area. we are seeing those showers, most of that just some light showers right now. but we have seen some moderate amounts of rainfall so be prepared if you are heading out on the roads. even the possibility of an isolated thunderstorm toward the afternoon. cold air continues to mix in. temperatures running in the 40s and the 50s right now. cloudy skies, some gusty winds showing up around the bay area too. going to continue to see some breezy conditions into the afternoon but the temperatures will be way down only in the 50s for highs. going to see cool showers maybe even a dusting of snow across the mountain peaks. so this cold storm system diving into california right now. you can see bringing with it the speckles clouds giving you an idea of that cold moisture on the back side continuing to drop in so we'll keep things unsettled for the better part of the day and maybe leave some leftover showers toward tomorrow morning. so we are going to keep things cool a bit wet, on and off but not a real washout.
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no excessive rainfall. things unsettled the better part of today with the possibility of isolated thunderstorms. gusty winds come along with that and the temperatures probably the main story as those numbers only to about 53 degrees for a high in livermore. about 55 in redwood city. and about 54 degrees in san rafael. looking out over the next couple days, we could see a couple leftover showers tomorrow morning then things begin to dry out. the weekend looks safe. temperatures warming up. a lot of 60s showing up outside but late sunday night and into monday, a chance of rain returns to the bay area. all right. time for a traffic check now with elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. despite all the scattered showers out there, we're actually doing well on the roads. here's a live look at the san mateo bridge where once again we have that high wind advisory in effect. traffic is moving at or above the speed limit. so thank you for that shot. let's go to our maps. we can show you more live traffic cameras. here's a live look at 880 through oakland. so far northbound traffic as you pass the coliseum looks good. you can see traffic looking okay in these northbound lanes.
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southbound traffic starting to get slow as you make your way toward hayward. it's getting more crowded in the southbound lanes. we have seen a couple of spinouts including one on southbound 880 close to whipple but everything pretty much cleared right now. if you are using mass transit, great day to use it. bart is running on time, ace train number one and three both five minutes behind schedule. muni on time but you will notice this big red mark right there? alameda harbor bay ferry, they have actually cancelled all ferry service right now due to the high winds. so yeah, no service at all this morning for the alameda-harbor bay ferry. southbound 880 near first street i had mentioned this accident. this is one of a couple of spinouts that we saw earlier. tow truck is now on scene so if you coming up northbound 880 near 101, we do have a live traffic camera. i'm trying to delay here a little bit to get it up for you but we'll just skip past t traffic is okay towards that intersection. at the bay bridge, traffic is backing up a little bit in some of the cash lanes. the far left cash lanes. so far no metering lights at least at last check just a
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couple of seconds ago but slight delays, a stall reported on the upper deck near treasure island but again not causing any major problems right now. good to go into san francisco. and remember kcbs, our radio partners, at 740-am and 106.9- fm. back to you. california packs tears. if you are wired for caffeine, you may find out why your coffee cravings might be in you genes. coming up. ,,,,,,
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lude a 25-cent fare crease for each one-way trip in caltrain's board is expected to vote on a new round of cost-cutting measures including a 25-cent fare increase for each one-way trip and a $10 hike in parking fees. the plan would also shut down three stations, the capital station in san jose, hayward park station in san mateo, and the bayshore stop in brisbane. nine other stations would close on weekends only. and 10 fewer trains would run per week. if approved, the changes will take effect in july. state auditors say dozens of state employees at mule creek prison near sacramento have been getting paid for hours they never worked. taxpayers out $300,000. now, the employees were found to be working far fewer than
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their 40 hour workweek they put on their time sheets. 6:24. burglars and felons beware, don't mess with the governor. governor jerry brown admitted during a press conference yesterday to owning three different guns and a dog. it was all in defense of his plan to transfer thousands of felons from state prisons to county jails. the proposal's opponents have dubbed it the get a dog, buy a gun bill. his spokesman wouldn't say what types of guns the governor owns. police in colorado are defending a decision to pepper spray a second grade boy during class. lakewood police say that that kid went into a rage! he spit at teachers, even threatened to kill them. those teachers were so scared, they barricaded themselves inside a storage room. the student was even tearing wood trim off the walls. >> i wanted to make something sharp for -- like if they came out because i was so mad at them. >> our officers had to do
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something to defuse the situation in a hurry before someone got hurt. >> the boy's mom admits her son has a history of angry outbursts and is seeing a doctor but thinks officers should have "talked" to him instead of using mace. >> not to mace a second greater but sounds like he was out of control. you have to protect yourself, too and the other kids there so... is starbucks a second home? for a lot of us it is. why you may be able to blame your dna. >> and it's almost time to break out the flip-flops. the types that could cause some serious damage to your feet. and this is the beginning of the end for the barry bonds trial. closing arguments set to begin in just a few hours. i'm kiet do with a live report coming up. >> and right now, fire investigators on scene after a very challenging house fire overnight in berkeley. power lines were down and two gas meters blew off of the
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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. good morning, everyone. it is thursday, the 7th of april. thanks for joining us. i'm sydnie kohara. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. it is pushing 6:30. and if you have an umbrella, grab it because you're going to
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need it on the way to work, maybe on the way home from work, maybe tomorrow, too. lawrence, come on. >> yeah, i know. >> show some love. >> grab a jacket, too. can you believe that? insult to injury. but yeah, folks, we are returning to some wintry weather, some unusually cold and wet conditions, showers showing up around much of the bay area especially right now in through fremont and in toward san jose. more rain on the way with the possibility of some thunderstorms and those unusually cold temperatures. we are going to talk about that in a minute. right now let's check traffic with elizabeth. >> let's do. despite the wet weather out there, traffic is moving okay into and out of san francisco right now. here is a live look coming down the central freeway so you're looking good now heading southbound toward hospital curve, 280 moving fine, as well. mass transit we have a few hiccups including no alameda harbor bay ferry. service is cancelled and some slight ace train delays. more traffic coming up. in the meantime, back to you. >> all right, elizabeth, lawrence, thanks very much. it is 6:30. fire investigators at a home in berkeley this morning because earlier, it went up in flames. and then a power line fell and two gas meters blew up.
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let's go to anne makovec, who has been at the scene all morning. anne, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. firefighters had to deal with a lot of difficulties in the house fire that destroyed the home here behind me on dwight way in sacramento here in berkeley. you can see the fire investigate investigators in there somewhere, looking around the property to determine the cause of the fire. it broke out around 1 a.m. four people lived in th house, they got out okay. when firefighters arrived there was fire from the windows, doors and a power line melted because of the fire and it fell over. they had to avoid that power line. and then two gas meters blew off of the house then creating a kind of protruding fireball of about 6 feet that the firefighters also had to avoid. they said that was actually a good thing because they knew, at least, where the gas was coming from. but it dealt with a lot of
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challenges battling this fire. overall, though, the battalion chief says job well done. >> they did a great job at protecting exposures on all the -- there were two exposures on either side with the other mitigating circumstances, the electrical line and the gas line, which was a distraction. they did a great job. >> reporter: and here's pg&e. they have been here for most of the evening trying to see how much damage might have been done to their equipment at one point they were afraid they might have to dig up dwight way to get to some of their underground lines. that is not the case. everything is going to be okay just the power and gas, obviously off to this house. back out here live, there is obviously a huge mess to clean up here. once they determine the cause of this fire and all along the street, you can see some of this firefighting foam down here gathered by the curb. otherwise, the streets are all open. several city blocks had been closed for most of the night.
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no injuries, all four people who got in are all right. they were up set and didn't want to speak on camera. they lost almost everything they had. >> thank you, anne makovec in berkeley. fire investigators in san francisco at a building in the mission district this morning. they are looking for the cause of a fire that took 100 firefighters two hours to put out. last night one of those firefighters fell off a ladder inside the burning building on mission street near 29th. he is in stable condition this morning. 16 people were displaced. it is 6:33. the fate of barry bonds could soon be in the hands of a jury. closing arguments get under way in two hours. kiet do is in san francisco to explain the strategy of the defense. kind of threw everyone a big surprise curve ball yesterday, didn't it. >> reporter: absolutely. after the three-week trial we are basically in the bottom of the 9th inning. closing arguments set to begin at 8:30 this morning and the defense rested yesterday surprisingly and didn't call a single witness. legal experts say it was just
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too risky to put bonds and his associates on the stand and expose him to a cross- examination. now, the defense team likely felt the prosecution just didn't prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt. yesterday the judge dropped one of the five charges where bonds was accused of lying when told the panel he had never taken anything other than vitamins from his trainer greg anderson before 2003. bonds is accused of lying to the grand jury when he said he never knowingly took performance-enhancing drugs from his trainer. the challenge is to make the argument to the jury that bonds under complex questioning was confused. >> being evasive and nonresponsive doesn't necessarily mean perjury and that's what the defense is going to argue. this was not perjury, this was someone who was not understanding the questions. >> reporter: and so closing arts set to begin in just a couple of hours here and then jury deliberations could begin after closing arguments, this afternoon. basically everyone has to be on standby. we'll be in a hurry up and wait
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situation and ready to respond if the jury has any questions or ready to render a verdict. everyone has to be here in 15 minutes. closing arguments begin in about 2.5 hours. >> thank you, kiet do live in san francisco. okay. from sunny skies to possible thunderstorms. let's check what's happening weather-wise, lawrence. >> i'm sorry, guys. >> you know, hey, we had a good run there. >> we did. we had some spectacular weather. now we have a little bit of the dirty work to do and get through that. showers around the bay area now, most of those concentrated in the south and east bay. lighter showers toward fremont and newark, milpitas. we are going to see some sunny breaks in between the clouds today, not a total rainout. but the possibility of some isolated thunderstorms too. so it is going to be an unsettled day today if you are heading out the door. you may see some brief clearing but here come the clouds as the low drops down the coastline bringing with it more of that moisture off the pacific and guess what, we are going to
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keep things unsettled and cool. how about the temperatures? highs only in the 50s outside. when will we warm things up and dry it out. we'll talk about that in a minute. let's check traffic with elizabeth. >> that is the question. let's go out live towards the bay bridge toll plaza. they went ahead and turned on the metering lights like clockwork. all right. hey, gianna. we are going to try to go towards the bay bridge toll plaza here in a second. we can tell you that the metering lights are just turned on. and traffic is stacked up beyond the west grand overcrossing. there we go. all right. thank you to my very helpful traffic producer. all right. right now you're looking at maybe a 10- to 15-minute wait to get you on the bridge itself. there was an earlier stall on the upper deck so bridge tow crews just came out and cleared it. but as you can see, we have a long line of brake lights right behind it. elsewhere, all right. 880 through oakland. earlier this camera was actually moving back and forth quite a bit. pretty windy out there. in fact we still have wind advisories in effect for several bridges including where you just saw at the bay bridge
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toll plaza. also san mateo bridge, benicia bridge and the dumbarton bridge. that's your traffic. back to you. >> thank you. a santa clara county jury has reached a verdict in a several trial which involves allegations of rape against two former members of the de anza college baseball team. kcbs radio's matt bigler is in san jose where that verdict should be announced this morning. matt, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. yes. the jury reached a verdict last night in the de anza case and they are expected to read it at 9:00 this morning. the jury of six women and six men is being asked to decide if two former de anza baseball players are guilty of allowing a 17-year-old girl to be gang- raped at a raucous house party in 2007. i believe you're look at pictures of that house where that alleged incident took place. now, what's interesting in a civil trial which is what this is, the threshold for proof is actually lower than in a criminal trial. so not all of the jurors have to agree to reach a verdict.
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only nine out of 12 jurors have to come back with the verdict. we talked to a san jose legal analyst who expects that the plaintiff who has been asking for $7.5 million will receive some monetary damages but not in the millions of dollars range. >> that may backfire on the plaintiff attorneys for overreaching and asking for too much. sometimes jurors will not see this as a million-dollar case but will want to compensate her for what happened. >> reporter: the jury can also find jane doe, the woman whose name is only known as jane doe in this case, they can also find her partially to blame for what happened. the defense has argued all along that she brought alcohol to that party and performed a public lap dance and that should also be taken into consideration. if the jury does assign her some of the blame, then it will lessen the monetary damages against the defendants. again, the verdict is expected to be announced at 9:00 this
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morning in san jose superior court. and, of course, we'll be covering it. that's the latest from here in san jose. back to you guys. >> thank you, matt. time now is 6:38. do you need a little caffeine in the morning? >> there is a gene for that. maybe two of them. [ laughter ] >> go ahead. shop till you drop, why your time at the mall can make you healthier. tell you about that. >> and the market just opened about 10 minutes ago. let's take a check of the early news. mixed bag, dow down 8, nasdaq up a fraction. we are going to get an update coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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plea. in a little more than two hours, phillip garrido is expected to enter a guilty plea. >> he is, he and his wife are accused of kidnapping jaycee dugard and holding her captive for 18 years. nick janes is in placerville where garrido will be in court in a couple of hours. he joins us now with more. good morning, nick. >> reporter: the hearing is set for 9:00 this morning. the guilty plea of no surprise to basically anybody. it was actually leaked to us by the attorney for nancy garrido. he has been very outspoken throughout this entire case. he is actually telling us about
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this against the wishes. district attorney here in el dorado county. if as expected phillip garrido pleads guilty to the charges against him, his maximum sentence would be more than 500 years behind bars. of course, he and nancy garrido are accused of kidnapping jaycee dugard from a bus stop back in 1991. phillip garrido accused of raping her and having two children with her, as well. it was nancy's attorney who told us two months ago that they have confess to the crimes that they are accused of committing and phillip garrido expect to plead guilty. it is interesting though because tapson is trying to work an angle. what he wants is a reduced sentence for nancy saying that phillip was the master manipulator behind all of this and that nancy merely went along with it. so what he is saying is that nancy wants a plea deal of less than 40 years behind bars. if she doesn't get it, then she will take her case to trial. so garrido could be called to testify at his wife's trial. and it is also interesting to point out that it's now been
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nearly two decades since jaycee dugard was kidnapped and all these years later today could finally be the day that she and her family get some measure of justice, frank and sydnie. >> nick, has the dugard family spoken up at all about this? >> reporter: they have been so quiet. you remember a couple of months back, jaycee dugard had a spread in "people" magazine. but we have not heard anything from them about this. you can certainly assume that they are paying close attention that they will be from somewhere watching today's developments. >> i bet. >> all right, nick, thanks very much. nick janes live in placerville. thanks. so you went to bed last night it was dry, you wake up this morning showers in the bay area. a couple of breaks in between the clouds as this is what we are going to see on and off throughout the day today. sunny breaks in between and then you will see showers beginning to wander back onshore. so keep that umbrella handy. bring a jacket. it's going to be chilly around the bay area today. most of the moisture is
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concentrated in the south bay. looks like more scattered showers so far just some lighter amounts right now but we have seen some pockets of some moderate amounts of rain moving through and with the possibility of some isolated thunderstorms, yeah, you could see some brief heavier downpours. out the door this morning, 40s and 50s. gusty winds found along with the showers. this afternoon, more cool showers will continue highs only in the 40s for spring day. all because of this low driving right down to the south coming well to the north and bringing with it that cold air and putting it right here in the bay area for today and possibly into tomorrow. so that low dropping south will keep the showers going today. looks like we could see a couple of leftover showers for tomorrow morning, as well. not a total washout in the bay area. on-and-off rain, couple of sunny breaks in between, then a wandering thunderstorm move on through. going to keep things unsettled into the evening and overnight tonight into tomorrow. but the temperatures going to be way down. plan on highs only in the 50s
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all around the bay area. get this a high of only 53 degrees in livermore and when temperatures cool down below you can get -- up above we should see some snowflakes in the mountains. toward the next couple days, showers winding down. saturday and sunday look like we'll dry out. temperatures warming up. and then it looks like a chance of rain returns sunday and monday. time to check traffic now with elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. we are getting a little bit of breaking information just coming in. south san francisco, we are hearing word that a box truck hit a power pole. some city streets near the intersection of grand avenue and forbes. we understand just east of 101, so anyway watch out for that. we're not sure about outages called by it but again, a box truck hitting a power pole and likely lanes blocked in that intersection at grand and forbes. head out towards the nature is san mateo. high wind warnings in effect at the san mateo bridge for westbound 92 crossing the san mateo bridge. we are going to head now to san mateo county. we are also just getting word
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of an accident there. highway 35 skyline boulevard, near highway 92. likely lanes blocked. and again an ambulance responding there for possible injuries. so at the bay bridge toll plaza, just seeing the usual stuff here, backups, metering lights on. so they extend now it looks like to about the 880 overcrossing. we had a stall on the upper deck so that is cleared. but, of course, that didn't help matters for your bay bridge ride into san francisco. south bay, great. we really see no big problems and heading out of downtown san jose, so far, so good. slick surfaces in the northbound lanes of 280 and we'll check the ride through the altamont pass. your typical stuff through here, as well. westbound 580 sluggish from 205 up to 680 and the dublin interchange. right before i got on air just hearing about more ferry service cancellations. the alameda harbor bay ferry cancelled due to the high winds. and they also just cancelled ferry service for the alameda-
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oakland ferry. so no buses, substituting. no service at all this morning. ace train number one and train number three running about five minutes behind schedule. and for the latest information, remember kcbs, our radio partners, at 740-am and 106.9- fm. back to you. >> thank you. a few frustrations for commuters on this rainy thursday morning. some positive news from the labor department and many of the nation's retailers. >> here jason brooks with kcbs and bright and early on this thursday, good morning, jason. >> reporter: good morning, frank and sydnie. give you some decent news. third time in four weeks jobless claims fell 10,000 to 382,000 in a range that indicates job growth. very important and retailers a number of chains reporting much stronger-than-expected sales for march including the likes of costco, nordstrom, limited brand. march had some nasty weather, higher pump prices and easter falling later in april. that does impact sales in a big
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way. one notable exception, san francisco-based gap, its same- store sales across its three major chains down 10%. the gap says it was hit really hard not only by easter but by the disaster in japan. but the market not really responding all that well to that raferty of good news. europe's central bank raised its prime interest rate for the first time in three years to combat inflation. that's got the market worried. looking at the market, the dow is down by 2. still an improvement after the open. nasdaq turned positive now up by 9. s&p is gaining 2. the big changes on the way to youtube. the "wall street journal" says that google is going to create a number of content-driven channels. content that it's paying for and creating through some networking in hollywood. putting about $100 million towards this. youtube is the most popular video site in the world. but it is not profitable for google after spending $1.6 billion on the company back in
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2006. it is increasing revenue around a half billion dollars last year. but it's looking to tie into that big $70 billion tv ad market. google hoping to compete with more tv channels out there for your viewing eyes. frank and sydnie? >> not a bad idea. >> reporter: we'll see how they do. >> got to make a buck if they spent over $1 billion for t jason brooks with kcbs and, thank you. time for a look at what's coming up later on "the early show." and we do that with chris wragge joining us live from new york. chris, good morning. >> syd, frank, good morning to you. that google tv sounds great but we really don't want it to take off. we don't need any more competition. >> we have enough. >> let those folks have their own thing over there. [ laughter ] >> you don't want to compete with the fighting cats or the twins talking to each other? >> no. let them still come to broadcast television for that. coming up on "the early show" with less than 48 hours to a potential government
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shutdown president obama summons both sides to the white house for a late-night meeting while talks on capitol hill went on all night. we are going to have the latest and tell you what would shut down if no deal is reached. in los angeles, the vigil last night for a man beaten at an opening day baseball stadium at dodger stadium, this morning a family member will tell us about the huge public response they are receiving so far. growing worries over synthetic drugs sending young people to the emergency room and you can buy them all over the counter around the u.s. they have the same punch as marijuana or cocaine. we have an investigation on that. and what would you do or say to get out of jury duty? one woman went to extreme lengths making racist comments and it didn't impress the judge at all so we have all that and much more coming up on "the early sho frankie, now what that means? green tie? >> masters. >> they teed off so we'll go to augusta. we'll talk with jim nance. we'll get the honorary tee-off from jack and arnie down there and show you a shot of the
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azaleas, get you in the mood for coverage which begins today. >> you think phil mickelson is going to keep the streak going? >> he is the star. >> i am a huge, huge phil mickelson fan and he is the man that i'm putting my money on although i'm not betting so there is no money. >> that's a safe bet but i have to tell you, that's the best golf tournament hands down from soup to nuts. you know every hole and jim nance and the music... the azaleas, the whole shabang. >> thank goodness my house will be busy all weekend. >> a tradition like any other. >> enough cliches. we have to get back to work. have a good day and, of course, "the early show" starts right at 7:00. and the masters all weekend long. thanks, chris. well, it maybe raining today but flip-flop weather we're told at least is around the corner. >> but if you wear the wrong kind it causes serious damage to your feet. doctors recommend a flip-flop with significant arch support and an indented heel cup. you didn't know you wanted to watch this show and learn about
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flip-flops. they say avoid going for that flat soles and avoid cheap foam. the shoe should bent only slightly. leather or soft straps are good. cotton could cut into your skin. watch the bottom two. i was on vacation and a woman had leather soles, slipped and broke her ankle. >> i have one pair i wear all the time. >> i digress. >> if you shop you live a longer life. >> really. >> i think we told everyone about that, really. there is a study in taiwan. >> that's the next story. >> it analyzed the shopping habits of about 2,000 elderly people and it found that no, sir who shopped daily lived longer than those who didn't shop as much. those who shopped daily lived longer. i think it has a lot to do with the physical activity getting up and getting out as well as
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the social interactions. >> exactly. getting out and having a little fun. time now 6:53. it's the beginning of the end of the barry bonds trial. a surprise last-minute strategy for the defense coming up. >> plus, are you wired for caffeine? why your coffee cravings could come down to dna. and if you have a story idea or comment you would like to share with us here, email that man, does very a cup of coffee? >> wired for news. >> always wired. brian@website, sydnie and i will be right back. ,,,,
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and the slugger's fate could e in the hands of this morning, closing arguments under way in the barry bonds perjury trial in short order and the slugger's fate could soon be in the hands of the jury. kiet do outside the courthouse in san francisco with more. kiet, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. they are scheduled to start at 8:30 this morning and yesterday, the defense rested surprisingly without calling a single witness. now, legal analysts say that this was a pretty smart move because it didn't expose bonds or any of his associates to any kind of cross-examination. and the defense team likely felt the prosecution just didn't prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt. today they will try to show that bonds was confused by the complex question. the judge dropped a charge yesterday. bonds is accused of lying to a
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federal grand jury in 2003 when he said he never knowingly received steroids or human growth hormones from his trainer. analysts say the defense purposesly wants to keep things vague. >> if barry bonds ever got on the stand necessary case, he could have filled in the gaps and as a void created by greg anderson as absence. the defense would not take the chance. >> reporter: 90 minutes away to closing arguments. jury deliberations could begin this afternoon. back to you. >> thank you. 6:58. let's go ahead and talk to lawrence and find out how long this wet weather is going to last. we have the giants at home tomorrow. >> we have the big giants game. >> frank going out to do a little story this morning. [overlapping speakers] >> we have scattered showers around the bay area. that will continue on and off today, even a chance of some isolated thunderstorms. most of the ray though located in the south bay toward the central valley. more rain off the coastline. going to keep things
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unsettleled on and off throughout today and possibly into tomorrow morning. i think the giants game though looks safe. going to stay dry there, sunny and warmer weather over the weekend. let's check traffic with elizabeth. >> all right. thank you, lawrence. yeah, kind of tough driving conditions this morning. it's pretty wet out there. some slick spots including here in milpitas. that's a live look at westbound 237 traffic. brake lights towards san jose. congestion there, and some mass transit troubles, as well. because of all the high winds, alameda-oakland ferry service and alameda-harbor bay ferry service both cancelled. the buses will not be replacing those ferries. bart is on time. good idea to use it. there is a high wind advisory at the bay bridge. that's your traffic. back to you. >> thank you. hey, are you craving coffee this morning? >> yeah. >> well, i think that -- >> you're asking the wrong people. >> it could be in your genes. according to a new study, some people drink more caffeine than others because they can tolerate it better. researchers identified two genes that helped break down caffeine in the liver so if your liver breaks it down faster, then you


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