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tuesday. let get a quick look at your weather and traffic. kristy seifkin with some sunshine. >> today's highs similar to yesterday. maybe
even a little warmer in some places. topping out at 60 in san francisco, 62 kentfield, 63 benicia, and mid-60s farther inland. 66 fairfield, antioch and pleasanton. i'll have a full look at the forecast in just a bit, but first, let's get a check on our traffic with elizabeth. >> some of our overnight roadwork has just wrapped up in san leandro and south san francisco. all lanes should be open by now. bridges look great. here's a live look at the san mateo bridge. quick trip between hayward and foster city and the bay bridge our best indicator of how traffic is flowing. looks great.
check of mass transit coming up. in san francisco homeless people have taken over a vacant building. sharon chin tells us police are standing by but haven't moved in yet. she
joins us now live. sharon. >> reporter: good morning, frank. we're outside the apartment building on the 1400 block of davisidero. about half dozen homeless people are outside huddled there in front of the front door as police officers are standing by. eight or nine homeless people are camped inside. they say they are not leaving until police come in and evict them. the group is called homes not jails. and the activists staged a rally and march last night before taking over the vacant building. homeless advocates tell us this morning that they are demonstrating the need for san francisco to make vacant and abandoned buildings transitional housing for the homeless. >> this building is one of the many buildings in san francisco that are empty. we have about 36,000 empty units of housing in san francisco a lot like this and
6,000 to 15,000 people sleeping on the streets, sometimes in practically usable buildings. >> the building apparently is owned by kaiser permanente. in a statement, kaiser said the building is currently empty and not fit for occupancy. the demonstrators are trespassing and need to be removed for their safety. >> reporter: we have word that police may go ahead and evict the homeless this morning. we didn't have a time on that. meantime, this demonstration has been peaceful. frank. >> sharon, how come they haven't gone in already? are they waiting for one reason or another? >> we don't know. at first we heard last night that they were waiting for word from the landlord. we don't know if they have gotten word directl from kaiser. maybe they are waiting for daylight, allowing them to sleep inside. we haven't gotten confirmation from the police officers on the scene as to, you know, when
this eviction might eventually take place. >> but it has been peaceful. okay, sharon chin live in san francisco. thank you. concord may have recorded its second murder in just two days. police launching a homicide investigation after responding to a distress call on bedford road about 8:30 last night. investigators are not releasing any further information. two days ago, police arrested a teenager suspected of killing a young man at a concord shopping center. those two cases, though, they say are not related. a solano county judge out on bail this morning after his wife had him arrested. superior court judge robert bowers facing a felony domestic violence charge. they say his wife suffered a minor injury at an incident at their home sunday night. bowers was the judge in the case involving the murder of fairfield city councilman matt garcia. in a few hours the jury in the barry bonds perjury trial will go back to work as they try to reach a verdict.
barry bonds is accused of lying when told a grand jury he never knowingly took steroids and never received an injection from his trainer. yesterday jurors listened for two hours as the clerk read back testimony from kathy hoskins. she said she saw trainer greg anderson inject bonds in the and the men. the latest chapter in the heated baseball rivalry is going on at at&t park and the behavior of the fans has been largely peaceful so far for the giants and dodgers. there were concerns that after the severe beating of a giants fan outside dodger stadium, giants fans might retaliate against dodger fans. well, even before the gates opened some of the fans were on edge. >> reporter: did you think wearing this shirt was going to make you a target? >> a little bit. i'm getting stares already. >> reporter: have you been getting stares? >> yeah, we're walking around getting stares but hopefully nothing happens. >> san francisco police officers patroled every part of the stadium. fans of the two teams sat next to one another without much trouble although about a dozen
people were ejected for obscene gestures and public drunkenness. as for the game, the dodgers won 6-1. there are new signs that rising gas prices are affecting the habits of bay area drivers. now, the trends are likely to continue with prices now well over $4 a gallon and still rising. let's go to kiet do in santa clara now with more on what drivers are saying. kiet, good morning. >> reporter: we're live here at the valero gas station at the corner of washington and newhall in santa clara. this is the site of the highest gas prices in the south bay at $4 .39 a gallon for regular unleaded. and experts are saying that we are creeping up to near record prices. in fact, when you compare the prices to what it was a year ago, we are now paying $1 more per gallon. and so drivers are cutting back and driving less. according to mastercard spending pulse, gas sales have fallen for five straight months and gas stations are reporting a 3% decrease in sales. truck drivers, stay at home
mothers and commuters everyone is finding ways to drive less. >> maybe cut down on extra trips and consolidate trips within city boundaries. >> instead of filling up, going by $30, $40. >> you don't run to the store, the parts house as often, you're going to make it on the way home rather than during the job. >> we'll figure something out. >> reporter: and our new eyewitness news poll shows bay area drivers are changing their habits. nearly 70% say they have cut down the amount they drive and 44% tell surveyusa that hire prices at the pump caused them to change or cancel vacation plans. half of the drivers polls say they are going to buy a more fuel-efficient vehicle. coming up in the next half hour we'll hear from triple-a and get perspective on why it's
happening. >> we could hit $5 a gallon. can't imagine, can you? >> reporter: $5 a gallon , if you are smart about it you won't have to pay that. but -- >> we'll think twice about where you get the gas and where you drive. thank you very much, kiet do in san jose. >> we're going to end up driving around looking for cheaper price burning up more gas. i saved 4 cents, i saved 5 cents. my wife is like that. i filled up across the street 3 cents cheaper. >> on kcbs radio they have gasbuddy.com and they will tell you where the cheapers prices are in the bay area. >> how about some weather? let's kick it downstairs to kristy and find out about the sunshine. >> good morning. not too much cloud cover in the bay area.
clouds moved out. chilly this morning, cooler than yesterday, in the 40s. today in the 60s. 60 the city, 67 for pacific, 64 oakland, 64 livermore. another system is coming in tomorrow. we'll have more details on that but first a check on traffic. most of our overnight roadwork is picked up except northbound 680 through san ramon, various lanes blocked until 6 a.m. northbound from alcosta to sycamore. near the 24/680 interchange, a few taillights southbound 680 towards the san ramon valley
looks okay and westbound 24 so far delay-free all the way towards orinda and the caldecott tunnel. speeds look great as well north- and southbound 880 as you pass the coliseum up and down the nimitz freeway. ramp re-opened at 880/237. it was closed for overnight roadwork but it's open. in the south bay, 101 traffic moving fine now at bernal after roadwork. 280 still looks great out of downtown san jose. and mass transit is on time. back to you. nasa celebrating a major anniversary what we could learn today about the fate of the space shuttle discovery. >> and japan's nuclear crisis now as bad as the worst disaster in history. the new concern about radiation exposure and how the united states is taking action. plus, they claim facebook was their idea. the billionaire twins taking on mark zuckerberg for round 2.
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minister, after the government raised the crisis level at its damaged nuclear plant to the highest possible level. don't panic. that's the message from japan's prime minister after the government raised its crisis level at the damaged nuclear power plant to the highest level. the level 7 is equal to the 1986 chernobyl disaster. the country's nuclear safety agency says radiation levels are less than that of the '86 disaster about it could exceed chernobyl if the crisis continues. >> this nuclear crisis has more twists and turns than chernobyl did. with fukushima it always seems like it's going to stabilize and then it gets worse. >> many experts believe the only way to solve a crisis as bad as chernobyl is with the same solution, about your right plant in sand and boric acid and entomb it in concrete. today a senate committee will hold a hearing on the crisis and its potential impact on the
u.s. now to libya where rebels have rejected a cease-fire proposal from the african union because the plant wouldn't force moammar qaddafi to step down. the french foreign minister says nato should do more to stop qaddafi from using weapons against civilians in misrata and urged the european union to do more to get humanitarian aid to the city of misurata. in oakland this noon hour, a news conference to call for list federal spending on the military. community, faith, student and labor organizations plan to speak outside the federal building on clay street. they say military spending takes up 60% of the federal discretionary spending. they want that cut in favor spending to keep schools, health clinics and other services up and running. this morning, marin county sheriffs will hold a news conference to discuss the arrest of a suspected serial killer. joseph naso was booked at marin county jail yesterday after
being released from the el dorado county jail on unrelated charges. the 77-year-old is suspected in four homicides around northern california from 1977 to 1994. one victim was a marin county woman. this morning's news conference is set to start at 11 a.m. it's mark zuckerberg versus those billionaire twins out of harvard. who came out on the top of the feud? the case of the headless parking meters. how it's a costly problem for a cash-strapped bay area city.
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people have taken over a vacant building on divisadero street in san francisco. some of them spent the night in the b in the headlines, homeless people have taken over a building on davisidero street in san francisco. some of them spent the night in the building they have occupied after a protest yesterday. police might move them out in the next couple of hours. a heavy police presence at the giants-dodgers series last night. no major incidents. the giants are trying to head off retaliation against dodger fans after a giants fan suffered a severe beating recently at dodger stadium. and the jury continues deliberations later this morning in the perjury trial of former slugger barry bonds. a verdict could come at any time. bonds is accused of lying when
he said under oath in 2003 that he never knowingly took steroids and never got any injections from his trainer. today marks the 30-year anniversary of the first shuttle launch of columbia and to celebrate nasa will announce which city will get discovery. that's one of nasa's three retiring shuttles. 21 museums and visitor centers are on the list. they include the kennedy space center and visitors complex, the space museum in new york city, and the museum of flight in seattle. it's also the 50th anniversary of the first human space flight by russian yuri gagarin. it is a chilly start to the morning but we have some sunshine in store a little bit later. taking a look at your conditions out the door, still in the 30s in some inland spots. a little bit of patchy fog as well but that should burn off. throughout the rest of the bay area our temperatures this morning are in the 40s and 50s. as we make our way into the afternoon we are going to reach highs that are similar to yesterday.
maybe a few degrees warmer in some spots but for the most part sitting in the 60s. plenty of sunshine today and breezy conditions along the bayshores and, of course, at the coast. at the coastline we are going to hang on to some of the fog so we won't get full sunshine but here's a look on our satellite of cloud cover. we are between two systems now. we have the system pushing to the east of us and the one sitting in the pacific. that will hit us tomorrow and we'll look at that in a bit. here actually on satellite you can see dry and mild weather today. but that system that's pushing in is going to bring us a very slight chance of rain on wednesday. that system is mostly pushing to the north. and so any showers that we see will probably be north of the golden gate. nothing significant. here's a look at your highs for today. neighborhood by neighborhood, like i said, similar to yesterday but still below average for mid-april sitting mostly in the 60s in the south bay, a few cooler readings at the coast. over to the east bay, for the most part 60s here, as well. 60 in richmond, 63 berkeley,
inland warmer 66 antioch and brentwood. up in the north bay cooler conditions at the coast of course but at san rafael topping at 60 today, 65 for sonoma and napa. here's the extent the forecast. mostly sunny skies today and a slight chance of rain into wednesday. then starting to see that warming trend thursday, friday, saturday, sunday. still have a chance of showers very slight for friday. but in store on saturday and sunday, plenty of sun warming up to the 70s inland. elizabeth has traffic. >> i love the 70s. all right. let's go outside and show you a live look right now 101 through san jose. everything is moving fine right now pass mckee. headlights moving northbound, southbound traffic looks just as good. all right. let's go to the maps. coming off the antioch bridge, we have a camera -- a lot of headlights, not sure where they all went but there are drivers out there and everything is fine across the antioch bridge
including highway 4 through pittsburg into concord. so far top speeds. we won't see brakes lights until closer to a half hour from now. same thing coming out of the altamont pass. so far no delay to your drive time from 205 out towards 680 and the dublin interchange. you can see mostly green on all our sensors. our overnight roadwork is picked up so if you are heading towards the bay bridge toll plaza, that is what it looks like. no metering lights. just about 5:20 now so give it another hour or so and that camera will look a lot different but right now good to go into san francisco so you can head out now to beat the rush. golden gate bridge traffic moving fine, as well. they did the lane change so everything is moving well from marin into san francisco and remember kcbs, our radio partners, at 740-am and 106.9- fm. that's your traffic and weather. back to you. >> thank you. the long running over neighborhood that even launched a hollywood movie may be over. yesterday the ninth circuit court of appeals in san francisco ruled that a settlement between facebook founder mark zuckerberg and two
of his harvard colleagues is valid. tyler and cameron winklevoss getting $20 million in the deal at a share of ownership of the social networking site. now, the twins claim that they were misled about facebook's value. even without more money, the twins' share of facebook is now worth more than $160 million. the social network just keeps climbing in value. >> did you watch the social network movie? >> no. >> the winklevosses, spot on. oh, my god, are they ever. >> wasn't it played by one actor who played both twins? >> that i didn't know. >> i think so. >> they did a good job with that. they are in a lot of the same little episodes there. but those guys are spot on. it is 5:22 as i continue to chat along here. we all scream for ice cream. the scoop on where to get a free cone today. >> and it's a long way to go for some loose change. the creative crime that's costing one bay area city a lot of cash. ,,,,,,,,,, hey marcel, watch this!
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meters. there are decapitated parking meters. people think it's hard times. >> it's the downturn in the economy. people are look for extra change. so what they do is they cut the meter head off. they take it someplace where they try to break in. >> not only does the city lose the revenue, it also has to spend $300 every time they are replaced. one of those damaged meters, parking officials are now installing metal sleeves over the poles to prevent them from being cut down. the san jose constitution city council has marijuana on its agenda today. the council will consider amendments to city code on medical marijuana clubs. mayor read and the city council want to limit the number of clubs to 10. there are currently 110 in san jose. today you can scoop up a sweet deal. >> you can. you can satisfy your sweet tooth and you can do it for free. ben & jerry's dishing out free ice cream cones from noon until 8 p.m.
today to celebrate its 33rd birthday. the ice cream may be free but ben & jerries is encouraging to make a little donation to charity while you're there. what's your favorite flavor? >> oh, i think chunky monkey. >> yes. a little banana, goes a long way, good stuff. a shake-up for the cell phone business. the carrier changing its contract policy coming up. deadbeat drivers. how the state wants to toughen up on people who don't pay bridge tolls. why police and the homeless are locked in a standoff in front of a san francisco apartment building this morning. details coming up. and more pain at the pump. we are creeping up to $5 a gallon for gas. i'm kiet do with a live report coming up. the kincaids live here. across the street, the padillas. ben and his family live here, too.
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and i'm sydnie kohara. time is 5-- ahhh here comes the sun again... let's get a quick lo traffic and weather. here's good morning. it's tuesday, april 12. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm sydnie kohara. let's check traffic and weather. ♪ here comes the su >> you've got is it right. a little different than yesterday but our highs for today will be similar. here's a look at those. we are going to be sitting mostly in the 60s, topping out at 60 in san francisco, 64 the high in oakland. and we are going to make it to 65 in san jose and concord today. may see some breezy conditions at the coast and the bay shores
but nice day overall. elizabeth has the traffic. >> a look at our bridges. so far bridges look great including a live look at the dumbarton bridge. traffic towards the toll plaza looks good now near paseo padre parkway but we have word of a new accident in dublin, sounds like it's southbound 680 before the dublin interchange. so we'll have more details on that coming up. in the meantime, back to you. concord may have recorded its second murder in just two days. police launching a homicide investigation after responding to a distress call on beckford road by lexington road about 8:30 last night. investigators aren't releasing any further information. two days ago police arrested a teenager suspected of killing a young man at a concord shopping center. those two cases they say though are not related. this morning a suspected serial killer behind bars at marin county jail. joseph naso was arrested in
lake tahoe yesterday after being released from the el dorado county jail on unrelated charges. the 77-year-old is suspected in four homicides around northern california from 1977 to 1994. one victim was a marin county woman. just a few hours from now the marin county sheriffs will hold a news conference. this morning, several homeless people are stacked up -- staked out at a vacant building in san francisco. police have been standing by all night long waiting to move in and sharon chin explains the building's owner wants them out. she joins us now with more. sharon, good morning. >> good morning. police are standing by as the homeless have taken over this apartment building on the 1400 block of davisidero. half dozen homeless advocates are huddled at the front door. they have also been writing in chalk on the sidewalk about their need for decent housing. eight to nine homeless people are reportedly sleeping inside. the homeless activists staged a rally in march and took over the building last night in a
peaceful protest. they are from the group, homes not jails. they say san francisco has twice as many abandoned buildings as homeless people and they demand the city make vacant and abandoned buildings transitional housing for the homeless. some members of the group have been arrested dozens of times for squatting in vacant buildings and they say they won't leave until police force them out today. >> this building doesn't belong to us specifically but i think the people of san francisco should be concerned that house something unaffordable and yet there are 36,000 empty units of housing in the city that are being wasted while people sleep on the streets simply because they can't afford them so we think there needs to be a policy change. >> reporter: police have been waiting to hear from the landlords before taking action. the building is owned by kaiser permanente. they say the building is empty, not fit for occupancy, and the
demonstrators are trespassing and need to be removed. we'll monitor the situation. back to you. >> thank you, sharon chin. a solano county judge is out on bail this morning after his wife had him arrested. superior court judge robert bowers facing a felony domestic violence charge. vallejo police say bowers' wife suffered a minor injury in an incident at their home on sunday night. bowers was the judge in the case involving the murder of a fairfield city councilman matt garcia. and this morning the jury in the perjury trial of barry bonds will continue to deliberate. the former baseball slugger is accused of lying when he told a grand jury he never knowingly took steroids and never received an injection from his trainer. yesterday jurors listened for more than an hour as the clerk read back testimony from bonds' personal shopper kathy hoskins. she said she saw trainer greg anderson inject bonds in the
abdomen. security tight again today for the dodgers-giants game but so far, so good for baseball fans keeping the peace at at&t park. there were concerns that giants fans might retaliate after the severe beating of bryan stow down in los angeles and even before the gates opened last night, some fans were on edge. >> reporter: did you think wearing this shirt was going to make you a target? >> uhm, a little bit. i'm getting stares already. >> reporter: have you been getting stares? >> yeah. we are. but hopefully nothing happens. >> san francisco police officers patrolling every tier of the stadium. fans of the two teams sat next to each other without much trouble, although about a dozen people were ejected for obscene gestures and public drunkenness. today volunteers in los angeles counting the amount raised for bryan stow. people dropping off checks and cash at dodger stadium yesterday. many donors said that they want to show this attack is not typical of dodger fans. even hall of famer tommy
lasorda showed support donating $5,000. >> wow, everybody is kicking in for that. so that's a sign of good times. and time now for a little weather, a little traffic. and kristy is here with a little bit of sunshine, i guess, huh? >> yes. we do have a little bit of sunshine later today although pretty chilly start to the morning. some temperatures still in the 30s. but we are going to look at what's to come in the next day. you can see we're in the clear right now. not a lot of cloud cover. yesterday's system has moved past but this is the system we are going to be watching for tomorrow that might bring showers to our forecast. in the meantime here's the temperatures as you make your way out the door. 47 in san francisco, 43 san rafael only 36 in napa right now also a chilly 38 in santa rosa. and here's a look at your highs for today. similar to yesterday in the 60s. 60 for the city today, 64 oakland, concord 65. we'll have a full look at your forecast in a bit. but in the meantime let's go to elizabeth and get a check on your driving conditions. >> we're following this now
injury crash in pleasanton. southbound 680 before bernal. sounds like two lanes are blocked. this is an overturned pickup truck so two lanes are blocked including the far left lane. chp and an ambulance are on the way. this hand around 5:30 so we are not seeing huge delay to traffic yet but again it's just south of the dublin interchange. questions bound 580 usual slowing there. that injury crash in pleasanton is the only thing going on in the chp reports. the rest of the bay area just usual slow traffic there. a little sluggish on 4 but at the bay bridge toll plaza, traffic still looks great. no metering lights. and no delay right now heading into san francisco. more traffic coming up. back to you. the price of gas nearing an all-time high all across the country and nowhere is it higher than right here in california. an eyewitness news poll we asked our bay area drivers, are you feeling the squeeze? kiet do in santa clara now with the answer to that question.
kiet, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we're live here at the valero gas station at the corner of washington and newhall in santa clara with the dubious distinction of having the highest gas prices in the south bay at $4.39 a gallon for regular unleaded. and that's if pay cash. experts say we are nearing record gas prices. in fact, if you compare the gas prices to a year ago, all across the bay area, according to triple-a, it now costs $1 more per gallon than 12 months ago. so the past five months have seen a steady decline in gas steals. triple-a says there is continued political unrest in oil producing countries and refineries are in the process of switching to their pricier summer blends. >> as prices creep up, people start to look for alternatives, whether it's mass transit, carpooling, biking to work, not just what's happening here in the united states but globally because oil is traded on a
global scale. >> reporter: and our new eyewitness news poll shows bay area drivers are changing their habits. nearly 70% say they have cut down the amount they drive. 44% tell surveyusa that higher prices at the pump have caused them to change or cancel their summer vacation plans. and half of drivers polled said that the cost of gas has them thinking seriously about buying a more fuel-efficient vehicle. now, the price of gas nationwide is creeping up to about $4 .11 a gallon and as you know, as the national price of gas certainly is a lot lower than it is here in california, so the high their goes, which means we'll probably creep up to $5 a gallon sometime by the summer. frank? >> you're close there. the supreme there is just 10 cents and a tenth away. pretty close. >> reporter: yeah. 4.89 if you are buying premium out here. >> wow. >> reporter: if you shop around and you pay cash, you don't have to pay $5 a gallon. >> you always wonder about the nine-tenths. where did that come from?
why don't they just bump it up to 490? >> thank you, at this time. state lawmakers want to get tough on drives who don't pay bridge tolls. so far this year people without fastrak accounts have rolled through electronic billions 1.5 million times, $14 million in unpaid tolls and fines. now lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow officers to seize a car if that driver owes $2,000 or more in tolls. a first offense comes with a $25 fine and that will be waived if you sign up for fastrak within 30 days. there is a new way for customers to pay to ride the golden gate ferry. today's the soft launch for a dozen ticket vending machines. there will be six at the san francisco ferry terminal, four at the larkspur terminal two at the sausalito ferly landing. it is expected to save more than $6 million over the next 10 years. thinking about a new cell
a nice day on tap in the bay area although chilly, 30s in some inland spots. fog throughout the bay area as well, although it will burn off later on this afternoon. the rest of our temperatures right now sitting in the 40s. by the time we hit this afternoon we'll see some of that sunshine, mostly sunny skies, breezy conditions along the bay shores and at the coast and that's where we may see some of that lingering fog into the afternoon. elsewhere a nice day. the reason for that is we are
between two systems right now not too much cloud cover as you can see. we have seen that one system push east, the second system over the pacific and that won't be in our forecast until tomorrow. we can see what's going on, on slight. offshore we have the slight chance of showers coming to the bay area. best chance for showers to be in the north bay but not a major event. maybe a few sprinkles. here's the highs for today neighborhood by tabbed. going to be sitting in the 60s today similar to yesterday. over in the east bay cooler at the bayshore. 63 at berkeley. warmer as we make our way inland. 64 dublin and livermore. 61 san anselmo, 63 benicia. here's a look at your extended forecast. those mostly sunny skies today,
then slight chance of rain tomorrow. then thursday the sun will come back out and you will see as we make our way friday, saturday, sunday, bumping up in temperature, even mid-70s and sunshine, as well. let's go ahead over to elizabeth with a check on traffic. >> all right. we are going to head back out to pleasanton where we are seeing some delays now on southbound 680. we are talking about this accident. injury crash actually. southbound 680 past the stoneridge drive exit involving an overturned pickup truck. that's been cleared to the shoulder. another car in the center divide. and we actually took a call from bruce with the kcbs phone force. he tells us the traffic is beginning to stack up in that area even though everything is now cleared out of lanes. speeds about 23 miles an hour past the dublin interchange. that's the slow spot. otherwise the usual congestion here out of the altamont pass. drive time not too bad, though. still hovering around 15 minutes to go between 205 and 680 in the dublin interchange.
and to the east bay, westbound traffic coming down the eastshore freeway. that looks great right now through berkeley. here's live look through ashby avenue. an 18-minute drive time from the carquinez bridge to the maze. and south bay has been problem- free this morning. 101 looks great coming up from morgan hill and one more live look at that 280 traffic heading out of downtown san jose. looks great. mass transit if you want to use it everything is on time. we just checked in with bart, systemwide everything is reporting no delay. ace train number one off to a great start. muni and caltrain no delays. if anything chains, remember kcbs, our radio partners, at 740-am and 106.9-fm. if anything changes. back to you. >> thank you. let's check today's top stories. this morning, japan's prime minister urging the public not to panic after the government raised the crisis level at its damaged nuclear power plant to the highest possible level. a level 7 is equal to the 1986
chernobyl disaster. the fate of barry bonds still in the hands of the jury in his federal perjury trial. deliberation continue later this morning. jurors are deciding whether bonds lied to a grand jury in 2003 when he said he never knowingly took steroids or received injections from his trainer. and a group of homeless people occupying a vacant building in san francisco this morning. homeless advocates say there are 36,000 empty units in the city that could be put to better use. police might end the occupation later this morning. california is setting the standard when it comes to energy policy. today governor brown will sign a bill boosting renewable energy requiring one-third of the state's energy from alternative sources within 10 years. tired of banking fees? today we'll find out which banks are following the law.
a survey rates more than 350 banks today. today's report will compare banking options, checking fees and what to look out for when choosing the right bank. well, you can say goodbye to one year contracts at verizon starting sunday, their option will be eliminated. verizon claims more customers now are signing up for a two- year deal. month-to-month plans are still available. the long-running lawsuit over facebook that even launched a hollywood movie may finally be over. yesterday, the ninth circuit court of appeals in san francisco ruling that a settlement between facebook founder mark zuckerberg and two of his harvard colleagues is valid. tyler and cameron winklevoss got $20 million in that deal and a share of ownership of the social networking site. the twins though claim that they were misled about the website's value. >> i think they wanted to come back and get yet another reaffirmation of the legal system that hey, they were the guys who in a sense started all
this as well as getting more money. >> even though -- >> winklevoss. >> the twin's share of facebook is now worth more than $160 million. amazon is offering a cheaper version of its popular ereader, but it comes with advertisements. the company announced its new kindle with special offers. it goes for about 114 saving you $25. ads will appear on the screen saver and at the bottom of its home screen. amazon plans to mix the ads with discount coupons as well so you get a bit of a bargain there. >> but you're more of a book gal? >> it's funny, i'm going back to books. i like to give away my books but it's hard on the kindle. >> it's hard to go here you go plus the rest of the book on there. 5:49. save a few bucks today at lunchtime. who is offering up a little free ice cream coming up at noon. >> something that goes bang from one side of the plane everyone jumped a bit. >> a big bang, a big scare at
more expensive. it's called "demand based parking." a test of the parking in some san francisco neighborhoods is about to get both cheaper and expensive. it's called demand-based parking. tests began in the marina and fisherman's wharf yesterday. when there are fewer people looking for parking, of the price goes down. peak demand, prices go up. it's a little confusing. >> i know that if i want to stay an hour it's going to cost me a few dollars, that's fine. on a variable pricing basis i have no idea what it will cost. >> some meters will let you
park 4 hours at a time. the program rolls out in other neighborhoods on april 21. new this morning, the faa is looking into an accident at jfk airport in new york. a paris-bound jumbo jet clipped a delta plane last night while taxiing for take-off. each plane suffered damage but there were no injuries. today marks the 30-year anniversary of the first shuttle launch of columbia. and to celebrate, nasa will announce when city will get discovery, which is one of the three retiring shuttles. 21 museums and visitors centers around the u.s. put in bids for the spaceships. and an ice cream company serving up a sweet deal. ben & jerry's dishing out free ice cream cones to celebrate their 3 3-year birthday. they are encouraging donation to charity. >> today is a good day for ice cream. most of the week is. i guess we are pushing 70. >> it's always a good day for
this ice cream. >> i agree! >> rain or shine. >> 30 degrees tomorrow, get your ice cream. >> but if you need the sunshine to have an ice cream cone, we have a nice break before we see another system move in on wednesday and even that system will only bring a slight chance of showers, best chance for showers north of the golden gate. you can see thursday that sun coming right back out. more clouds building on friday. and then this weekend actually we are going to see some really nice temperatures, great ice cream eating weather actually in the mid-70s in those inland spots. so actually, get a cone today but you can have ice cream all weekend long. it will be a nice forecast in store. but you do see monday, chance of showers back in the forecast. but too soon to tell. let's focus on the sunshine in the meantime. how is traffic looking? >> traffic is looking okay right now at the bay bridge toll plaza. that's the good spot. so far no metering lights and no delay into san francisco but we continue to follow this injury crash in pleasanton. southbound 680 at stoneridge
drive. i told you that accident had been completely cleared to the shoulder. it was involving an overturned pickup truck. emergency crews are on scene and once again they are blocking the left lane. so right now traffic is stacking up. we have gotten a couple of calls from the kcbs phone force and bruce tells us it is stacking up right around the stoneridge drive exit. you can see one of those sensors showing speeds 23 miles an hour so we'll continue to follow again that injury crash there in pleasanton. but in the meantime back to you. >> thank you. it is 5:55. he is believed to be behind four murders in northern california. we'll tell you where a suspected serial killer was caught. >> plus, no deal in libya. why rebels have rejected a peace offer. coming up. we'll tell you why some protestors have taken over a building in san francisco. that's coming up. and high gas prices are changing the way we drive. we have a cbs 5 exclusive poll coming up. ,, ,,
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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. >> caption colorado, llc email@example.com the homeless taking shelter overnight. their defiant stand and why they haven't been arrested gas prices skyrocketing with no end in sight. how the pain at the pump is changing everyday habits here in the bay area. good morning. it is tuesday, april 12. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm sydnie kohara. thanks so much for joining us. your time now is 5:58. pretty cool start to the morning but it's going to warm up. let's check traffic and weather before you head out. we'll head over to the weather center and kristy seifkin. >> good morning. chilly conditions but similar temperatures to what we saw yesterday, up into the 60s. a little cloud cover but for
the most part a really nice day on tap. we'll have a full look at your forecast in a bit. first elizabeth has your traffic. >> kcbs airborne is over the scene in pleasanton at this overturned injury crash involving a pickup truck in the southbound lanes of 680 past stoneridge drive. we have gotten a couple of calls from the kcbs phone force who tell us traffic is stacking up in the area for at least one exit. and you can see some of our sensors picking up speeds below 25 miles per hour. so again emergency crews on scene. they are right now blocking one lane and that's what causing these delays past the dublin interchange. so we'll have more traffic coming up. in the meantime, back to you. >> thank you, elizabeth. it is pushing 6:00 now. concord may have its second murder in just two days. the coroner just arrived to a home on bexford road. homicide investigators aren't releasing any information. but two days ago, police arrested a teenaged suspect after allegedly killing a young n