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pg&e fighting one of the key safety demands since the san bruno blast. a warning to us customers if the utility is forced to cut pipeline treasure. a new era of luxury travel at sfo this morning. we are going inside the terminal that's making other airports green with envy. good morning. it is thursday, the 14th of april. i'm sydnie kohara. >> and good morning, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. time now is 5:00. let's check traffic and weather. hardest working guy in meteorologist. >> were you here last night, too, lawrence. yes, i was, sydnie and i couldn't think of a place i'd rather be right now. >> did you make your little bed under the desk? >> i wish. boy, wouldn't that be nice. hey, guys, we have a nice day coming our way. we have a lot of sunshine and a mix of sun and clouds. temperatures not going to be all that bad. we have numbers warming up a bit, mid-60s in places like concord into san jose. a little cooler in oakland. and about 61 degrees in san francisco. we have warmer weather ahead. we'll talk more about that in a minute. right now let's check that traffic with elizabeth.
>> all right. thank you, lawrence. and we are going out live towards 880 in oakland. a little bet of ongoing roadwork -- a little bit of ongoing roadwork on this stretch from 29th avenue towards fifth embarcadero so various lanes blocked there but overall not much of a dent in your drive time. more roadwork in san ramon. we'll have details of that plus a check of mass transit coming up. back to you. >> thank you. pg&e is fighting back. this morning, it is warning customers that they could be harmed if the utility is forced to implement a key safety demand following the deadly san bruno blast. let's go to anne makovec. she joins us now from pg&e's headquarters in san francisco with details. anne, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. a lot of pressure on pg&e executives to make safety a top priority and in fact, look at the sign here above their headquarters. they have talked about making it one of their main goals. but the question, what do you want to risk in convenience
when it comes to safety? now, after what happened in san bruno last september state regulators have been considering a slew of new rules for pg&e's gas line. a few weeks ago the utility was ordered to produce records on all of its urban gas lines, records on roughly a third of those pipes are still missing this morning. so the state is proposing pg&e reduce pressure on its older lines like the one that blew up in san bruno. specifically, the lines that have records that are still missing. well, pg&e is warning this morning that 20% cut back in the so-called backbone type would have a lot of consequences for consumers. it would reduce the system's available gas according to pg&e by 67%. it could cause uncontrolled customer outages, pilot light problems. it would limit their gas storage options. and it could lead to possible electrical blackouts because many power plants run on
natural gas, according to pg&e. now, they have been open to a lot of the puc's suggestions when it comes to safety things about like more transparency when it comes to their records and when it comes to their problems and their constructions, also installing some of those automatic safety valves but pg&e is warning that if it complies with all of the proposals, it may be something that the rest of us would all feel. so what is everybody willing to do? >> exactly. but at the same time, no one wants to see another san bruno blast. all right. ann, thanks very much. >> reporter: definitely not. >> mackinac san francisco. time now 5:03. oakland police on the hunt for suspect in the city's latest homicide. police say a man was shot about 8:00 last night. there are conflicting reports of who took him to the hospital. once there he was pronounced dead. no other information has been released. stanford police meanwhile are releasing a new description of a suspect that sexually assaulted a student this past
weekend. he is described as a 30-year- old asian indian approximately 5'6" with a chubby build and wavy black hair. he was seen wearing bluejeans and dark colored shirt. the assault happened around 9:30 saturday night in the student housing unit on comstock circle. the man is believed to have snuck in through an unblocked door and assaulted the female graduate student while she slept. he fled when the victim fought him off. time now 5:04. guilty on one count deadlocked on the rest. that is the outcome in the barry bonds perjury trial in federal court. the jury found bonds guilty of a single charge of obstruction of justice. a mistrial was then declared on three perjury charges about using steroids and human growth hormones and lying to a grand jury about it. jurors had trouble believing some witnesses, especially bonds' former mistress, kimberly bell. >> she was seemed to be attacking barry instead of just giving her own honest
testimony. >> so really what we saw was enough inconsistencies in the storytelling that really led us to wonder, well, who was really telling the truth? >> the defense is now asking the judge to throw out the guilty verdict. fans we spoke with seemed to be forgiving. >> i think it's kind of disappointing that he was doing steroids in that -- >> reporter: he didn't say he was doing steroids. they just said he was guilty of obstruction of justice. >> yeah, that he was lying. >> bonds' lawyers are moving to have the guilty verdict thrown out. the next hearing on the case may 20. and we have complete coverage of the bonds verdict on our website, cbssf.com, including the raw interviews with the jurors and you will also find analysis on our sports page. an old terminal brand-new again at sfo and open for business this morning. kiet do is at terminal 2 where the first flights will leave in about an hour. kiet, good morning. >> reporter: yes, in fact we are starting to see people
arrive now for those first flights that leave at 6:00 and 7:00 this morning. this is now the new home for virgin america and american airlines. so we're seeping the airport putting up a lot of signs redirecting passengers and trying to minimize confusion as they are now arriving to this terminal that is really open for the first time in more than 10 years. sfo is touting terminal 2 as the airport of today and tomorrow. and they say it's one of the greenest and most uniquely sustainable in the country. as you may remember, it was the old terminal the international terminal that was built back in 1954. and now it is the country's first airport terminal that's leed gold registers. designers wanted travelers to be healthier and less stressed so some of the new features include the nation's only food court featuring locally grown organic food, a direct bart connection for public transportation, club-like seating which would be very comfortable, children's play area and lots of natural
lighting. it's festive, balloons, shiny. we'll be talking to the passengers and checking it out ourselves in a bit. we'll have more in the next half hour. >> these people won't want to get on the planes. they will just hang out in the terminal! [ laughter ] >> reporter: exactly. >> all right. kiet do at sfo, thank you. what, no cinnabons? lots of healthy stuff? >> just carrot juice. >> just kidding. >> why not. it's 5:07. let's check traffic and weather. lawrence, you usually bring in the krispy kremes. oh, you spent the night here last night. [ laughter ] >> i could be doing carrot juice and a little caffeine! how about that for a drink. we have some changes for today. of course we had that cold front move through yesterday that brought some rain. now high pressure builds in today but this is what's interesting. you have a lot of clouds with the ridge. so we'll see mix of sun and clouds for today. a little chillily to start with, 39 degrees in the napa valley this morning, 42 in
fairfield. 43 fremont for an overnight low. 40 in livermore. by the afternoon here comes that sunshine. and the clouds rolling on through. temperatures will be warming up though. lots of mid-60s showing up in the interior valleys. 50s couple low 60s at the coastline. let's get a check of traffic with elizabeth. >> let's do. all right, thank you, lawrence. to the maps we go now, taking a check of the east bay. so far, so good. i just mentioned that overnight roadwork still ongoing in the northbound lanes of 880 as you pass 29th all the way up towards embarcadero. and hey, we zoom on in towards the oakland coliseum. tonight the ace play detroit at 7:05. so you may find some delays much later up and down the nimitz freeway when the as play detroit. look how light traffic s is. it was light at the bay bridge. traffic not as heavy. they turned the metering lights on yesterday. but we never saw big backups. and one more bridge check. here's live look at traffic crossing the benicia bridge. so far, so good heading into
martinez. mass transit is on time, as well. back to you. >> thank you. california's making cuts everywhere else. why it may be time for the people of power to finally pay up a little bit. plus, they unleash their frustration and now sacramento is listening. how college students hope to change the minds of state lawmakers today. and keeping the government running. the crucial vote in washington and the most controversial part of president obama's budget plan coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
and 60s. more on the forecast coming up. the spending plan for the rest of the current fiscal year is up for votes in the house and senate today. that plan worked out by president obama and house speaker john boehner last friday calls for $38 billion it spending cuts. congress is expected to pass it today. and also today, president obama will try to drum up support for the deficit-cutting plan he talked about yesterday. the president wants to cut the deficit by $4 trillion over the next 12 years. he would trim medicare and medicaid, cut defense spending and cut tax loop hopes. the president blasted the republicans' counterproposal. this morning college students will make their case in sacramento testifying about the impact of education cuts. hundreds of students across the state protested yesterday. this sit-in was at san jose state. the students are protesting cuts to the csu system.
governor jerry brown wants to slash at least $500 million. that's despite an increase in student fees which go up 10% next semester. >> i'm a senior. i'm graduating this semester and i feel like i'm at the end of an action movie. everything is exploding, and i'm graduating and going to law school. >> today in sacramento the testimony will be before a state senate panel. all state elected officials may soon have paycuts. a citizens commission in charge of setting their salaries will meet in burbank today to discuss cost-cutting ideas. benefits may be reduced as well. in japan, radiation at its lowest level yet. what officials are doing for the first time since the quake. a wake-up call for air safety. changes being made after three more air traffic controllers fall asleep on the job. ,,,,,,,,
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reduction to lead to outages, pilot light problems and other issues. new improved terminal 2 at san francisco international airport open for business this morning. the terminal has had more than $300 million worth of renovations. the first flights are departing and arriving in the next couple of hours. and hundreds of police officers are trying to find bodies outside the fukushima nuclear power plant in japan. radiation there has declined to its lowest level since a tsunami crippled the plant last month. that's now allowing police to search areas closer to the plant. all right. the weather looking good around the bay area. high pressure trying to build in. still got a couple of clouds out there now, chilly in spots, temperatures in the 30s and 40s if you are headed out the door. partly cloudy to the coast. the good news is by the afternoon, partly cloudy skies, sunshine in between, temperatures warming into the 60s inland, 50s and plenty of 60s inside the bay. at the coast, cooler with some
sunshine and some clouds. so high pressure building in but the center of that ridge off the coastline is allowing for some of the clouds to dump over the top of the ridge so occasionally we'll see those clouds moving by. and there is a slight chance we could still see some showers mainly north of the golden gate bridge over the next couple of days but for the most part high pressure is going to hold strong. our temperatures will be warming up. some of those numbers into the 70s the next few days. this afternoon, we're talking about 65 degrees and some partly cloudy skies in morgan hill. 65 los altos. 63 danville. 66 antioch. 64 berkeley, breezy by the afternoon. north bay expecting some sunshine and a few clouds moving on by. we'll keep it dry there for today. 65 in santa rosa. about 64 in petaluma and a cool 57 in bodega bay. next couple of days, well, more of those clouds on the way that will roll over the top of the ridge. but interestingly enough, temperatures are going to be warmer. numbers moving up into the 70s in many spots inland and it looks like that's the way it's going to stay right on in through the weekend.
i think a better chance for rain across the bay area as we head in toward monday. let's get a check of your traffic now with elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. we are just getting word of a new accident now in daly city. three to four cars involved in this crash. we're talking southbound 280 just past hickey and you can see some slowing on our sensors across that stretch. it sounds like at least one lane is blocked. debris scattered all over the roadway. and chp is out there now trying to run a couple of quick traffic breaks to hopefully clear it out of lanes completely but again, southbound 280 really slow right now as you head towards daly city. 101 is going to be a much better alternate. you can see a live look along the peninsula. this is live look at 101 traffic near third street where everything is free-flowing this morning in either direction. all right. we have that accident in daly city and then we have some continuing overnight roadwork. southbound and northbound 680, both directions in san ramon between alcosta and rudgear road. we have a couple of lanes blocked in either direction
until 6:00. highway 4 looks great. no problems yet through antioch. give it another half hour or so and then we'll see brake lights but for right now you're good to go towards concord and all the approaches to the bay bridge nice and quiet as well no metering lights heading into san francisco. and mass transit off to a great start. bart,'s, muni and caltrain, ace, no delay. remember kcbs, our radio partners, at 106.9-fm. that's your traffic. back to you. >> thank you. changes at bart. today the search begins for a new general manager. dorothy dugger resigned yesterday after 19 years on the job. now, the move had been expected since february. that's when bart's board illegally voted to fire her without scheduling a public meeting. the board rescinded the vote. she gets a million dollars in sevens. a fire in vallejo, the fifth time a fire has burned
this cadillac dealership on sonoma boulevard. this fire broke out at noon yesterday in the old repair shop. firefighters were able to contain the fire to that area. homeless people have been living in the vacant building. it is 5:20 now. three more air traffic controllers falling asleep on the job and now the faa says that's the final straw. the changes at airports across the country today. plus, kobe's mea culpa. how the nba star is explaining his antigay slur and how it could cost him. ,,,,
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it c alsleadts [ le aounc ] neact tal re d mou islcoh-frong tee d drmoutreli. flrideo stngth tee. trying to prevent air traffic controllers from dozing off on good morning. we continue to follow this possible injury crash in daly city. southbound 280 at hickey only one lane getting by so it's slow going right now in those southbound lanes. we'll have more details on that plus get a check of the bay bridge coming up in a few minutes. >> thank you. the federal aviation administration is trying to prevent air traffic controllers from dozing off on the job. so the faa is adding a second air traffic controller now to midnight shifts at 27 airports all across the nation including sacramento's airport. yesterday a controller at the reno-tahoe international
airport fell asleep when a medical flight was trying to land at 2 a.m. there was no communication for 16 minutes. the controller has been suspended as well as controllers in seattle and lubbock, texas, for other incidents. nba star kobe bryant appealing a $100,000 fine for an antigay slur caught on live television. the lakers guard directing that comment toward a ref tuesday night. he had just given bryant a technical foul. bryant apologized for the slur. >> you know, you have to own up and take responsibility for it. i said the comment. we use so many kinds of words throughout the course of the game. it doesn't mean that you actually mean what you're saying at that particular time but it's just a way to vent. >> bryant also spoke directly with the human rights campaign which had criticized him. the group applauded him for the apology. bryant's says he plans to appeal the fine. you have a chance today to see the americas cup.
>> not the sailing race itself but the trophy for winning that race. that trophy will be on display at the strikely strictly sale boat show. next race will be on san francisco bay 2013. let the stanley cup play- offs begin. the sharks opening their 7th straight post-season tonight hosting the los angeles kings in downtown san jose. the sharks were 6-1 winners when the two teams met last week. early game time this evening though at 7:00. let the play-offs begin. it is 5:26. budget talks can be a snoozer. the member of the obama administration who fell asleep during the president's speech. a bizarre accident inside a bay area porn store. how a customer ended up in the hospital and the key question that is still a mystery this
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and i'm sydnie kohara. time is 5-- let good morning. it is thursday, april 14. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm sydnie kohara. thanks so much for joining us. it is coming up on 5:30. let's check traffic and weather for this thursday. >> good morning. yesterday we had those showers here in the bay area. today it is going to be a fantastic day. the showers have gone on by now. we are still going to have clouds across the skies and temperatures going to start to warm up and it's going it stay dry. mid-60s into concord, also into san jose. looking good into oakland. cooler towards san francisco breezy in the afternoon but all told looking nice. warmer weather on the way. we'll have more on that in just a moment. first elizabeth has traffic. >> big problems in daly city. a couple of minutes ago chp issued a traffic for this wreck. southbound 280 past hickey only one lane getting by. so they have been running traffic breaks in the area from at least highway 1. they say these lanes will be blocked until 6 a.m. so an ambulance is heading to the scene.
we also know that debris was scattered all over the freeway. so we'll continue to watch this growing hotspot right here. back to you guys. >> thank you. it is one of the key safety demands since the deadly san bruno blast. but this morning, pg&e has a serious warning. let's go to anne makovec to tell us more about what the utility says could happen to customers if forced to cut their pressure. >> reporter: i wouldn't call it a doomsday scenario but pg&e is laying out some serious consequences if it complies with one of the main proposals from the public utilities commission. so the question, what do we want to risk inconvenience for safety? after what happened in san bruno last september, state regulators have been considering new rules for pg&e's gas lines and a few weeks ago the utility was ordered to produce records on all of its urban gas lines. records on a third of those
pipelines are still missing so the state proposes that pg&e reduce pressure on all its older lines like the one that blew up in san bruno, specifically the lines with records that are still missingch pg&e says a 20% cut in its so-called backbone pipes would produce unfortunate consequences. it would reduce gas pressure by 67%, cause uncontrolled pilot outages, pilot light problems, limit gas storage options and cause possible blackouts of electricity because many power plants run on gas. the puc is meeting again this morning to talk about regulating pg&e. and pg&e has said that it would comply with a lot of the recommendations that have already been put forth, things like putting those automatic safety valves in place and being more transparent about its reports and its construction, its problems on its lines. but this one is one that it is
going to have it balance with convenience as i mentioned. so that's going to be interesting. some warnings this morning from pg&e. >> yeah. i think the balance is the keyword here, anne. thanks very much, anne makovec in san francisco. a man is in the hospital with life-threatening third- degree burns after catching fire inside a san francisco pornography store. officers across the street from the adult arcade saw the man run out the front door engulfed in flames last night. firefighters just a block away extinguished those flames. it is not clear how he caught fire. police say he had been watching porn videos in a private booth when it happened. investigators are trying to figure out how another man caught fire in san francisco. they say police officers discovered his body last night near sixth and mission streets. the victim was taken to the hospital. no other information has been released. oakland police on the hunt for the suspects in the city's latest homicide. police say a man was shot last night and apparently dropped
off and left with an ambulance crew on international boulevard. ed he was pronounced dead at the hospital. no other information is released. stanford releases description of a suspect that sexually assaulted a student this past weekend. he is described as a 30-year- old asian indian approximately 5'6", chubby build, wavy black hair and he was seen wearing bluejeans and a dark colored shirt. the assault happened around 9:30 saturday night in the student housing unit on comstock circle. the man believed to have snuck in through an unlocked door, assaulted the female graduate student while she slept. he fled when the victim fought him off. the senior citizen suspected in a string of murders over decades hired an attorney. 77-year-old joseph naso didn't enter a plea yesterday. he is the primary suspect in the murder of four california women, the two 1970s and two more in the early 1990s. investigators say naso may also
be connected to three other murders in new york during the early '70s. the jury in the barry bonds trial was able to agree on only one count against the former baseball star. after that 12-day trial, the jury deliberated for nearly four full days. and it found bonds guilty of a single charge of obstruction of justice. there was a mistrial on three charges. jurors had trouble believing some of the witnesses especially bonds' former mistress, kimberly bell. >> she seemed to be attacking barry instead of just giving her own honest testimony. >> so really what we saw is enough inconsistencies in the storytelling that really led to us wonder, well, who was really telling the truth? >> the defense is asking the judge to throw out the guilty verdict. a pair of looters from last summer's protests over the johannes mehserle verdict have lost a lawsuit against the city
of oakland. two men terry williams and gerard dugas were caught with stolen jewelry back on july 8. each will pay $25,000 to the owner of the looted store. neither man showed up to depend themselves against the lawsuit. 5:36. another look at traffic and weather. we start with lawrence and had a little bit of sunshine, a little bit of rain. but today, what, all clear skies? >> today we have a dirty ridge. >> dirt ridge? >> that doesn't sound too good. >> it goes along with the baggy trough. >> they hang out together quite often! [ laughter ] we have a dirty ridge building in with clouds. we'll see more clouds on and off throughout the day today. it's going to be a nice day. temperatures are going to be warmer and we are going to need it. it's a little chilly to start this morning. 30s and 40s around the bay area right now so you're looking at cold temperatures early on. by the afternoon a little sunshine and a few clouds and we are going to warm up nicely.
mid-60s in the valleys, 60s inside the bay and 50s and low 60s out at the coastline. time for a traffic check with elizabeth. >> all right. thank you, lawrence. we are going back out to daly city. this is our problem spot right now. southbound 280 only one slain getting by. that far left lane is the only one open. three right lanes are blocked approaching hickey boulevard until 6:00 this morning. they are working to clear a three to four-car accident. debris on the roads. slowing southbound out of daly city. so 101 is the best alternate. we have a camera showing traffic is fine towards the third street exit. so use 101 heading into or out of san francisco this morning. highway 4 just starting to see a few brake lights from antioch. just your usual stuff past a street. so far, so good though coming out of the altamont pass. 14 minutes is your drive there. and mass transit is on time. back to you. >> thank you. this morning, crews are at
the scene of a fire that is still smoldering in vallejo. a fire broke out at this vacant cadillac dealership on sonoma boulevard yesterday afternoon. it is the fifth time there has been a fire there. it appears to have started in the building's old repair shop. several homeless people have been living in that vacant building. and this morning, sfo has a new terminal in operation and in just 30 minutes, the first flights will take off. kiet do inside terminal 2 with more on the big day. good morning. >> reporter: good morning there. we just took a look inside for ourselves here, and i can tell you with all the new paint and carpet and fixtures and flooring in there, got that new terminal smell. in fact, it's spacious and airy with a lot of soft lighting so it feels more like a spa than an airport terminal. sfo is touting terminal 2 as the airport of today and tomorrow. and they say it is one of the greenest and most uniquely sustainable in the country. as you may remember, it was the old international terminal built back in 1954.
now it's the country's first airport terminal that's leed gold registered. designers wanted travelers to feel healthier and less stressed so some of the features include the nation's only food court featuring locally grown organic food, a direct bart connection making it easy to use public transportation, club-like seating which is comfortable, a children's play area and lots of natural lighting. >> well, it's nice to be on the inauguration of something, it looks pretty cool. i have read that there are parts of the roof that move and so i guess that's a good beginning. >> reporter: so this is the new home of american airlines and virgin america so if you have some of those flights this morning, keep in mind they have a lot of signs out here to redirect some travelers who might be confused. the flights leave at 6:00 and 7:00 at terminal 2. >> i like that. get you all relaxed and spa- like and healthy before you take off on your flight. good stuff. kiet do live at sfo, thank you.
>> just don't fall asleep and miss your flight. >> well. >> if possible. 5:39. the search begins today for bart's new general manager. dorothy dugger resigned yesterday after 19 years on the job. the move was expected since february. that's when bart's board illegally voted to fire dugger without scheduling a public meeting. the board had to rescind that vote. dugger will be paid $958,000 in severance. it is 5:40. it's happened once again. a tipsy toddler at a family restaurant. how a mother found her son was drunk. plus the vice president catch a few zs but not at home. how long he was asleeping during president obama's budget speech. ,,,,,,,, hey marcel, watch this!
good morning. let go back out to daly city. we have a traffic alert in effect southbound 280 as you make your way past hickey boulevard. only one lane is getting by. i lot of slow traffic. chp clearing debris from lanes. this wreck reported about a half hour ago and they are saying they are likely going to get all lanes open by hopefully 6:00 this morning. 101 is a good alternate. except for that problem spot in daly city we are doing well across the rest of the east bay. traffic looks great all the way towards the bay bridge, all the approaches nice and quiet and new metering lights, yes, if you are heading into san francisco using the bay bridge. south bay check everything is fine here, as well. a lot of our overnight roadwork has wrapped up so the guadalupe parkway looks great. 101 coming up from morgan hill delay-free. and really a nice ride all the along the peninsula. that traffic alert in effect on daly city on the southbound 280 but 101 looks good. and the san mateo bridge in
fact all of your bridges no problems. that is a look at westbound 92. those taillights are heading towards foster cit and the peninsula. drive time 13 minutes between hayward and foster city. oakland past the coliseum nice ride northbound towards downtown. later on tonight there is an oakland as game. they take on detroit at 7:05. so watch out for possible delays near the oakland coliseum much later tonight. mass transit still on time. that's your traffic. let's check the forecast. >> we are looking good around the bay area today. chilly in spots this morning. 30s and 40s, so it's cool. in the afternoon, here comes the sunshine and clouds. temperatures warming up a bit today. plan on, yeah, well into the 60s inland as you head inside the bay 60s too, and out at the coast you will see some sunshine and clouds and temperatures cooler in the 50s
and the 60s. that cold front moved through yesterday but today high pressure trying to building in. a lot of clouds over the top of a ridge. so on and off today, it should be a fantastic sunset tonight and not a bad start to the day, either. that flat ridge will warm temperatures up over the next few days with a chance of showers mainly north of the golden gate bridge toward the next couple days. temperatures, 67 in cupertino, 65 los altos, 59 degrees in pacifica and about 64 degrees in union city. east bay temperatures with some partly cloudy skies into the 60s by the afternoon. nice weather there. north bay dry 67 in napa, 64 vallejo, and about 62 in kentfield. high pressure continues to build in but it's going to be a flat ridge so we'll see a lot of clouds over the ridge with an occasional chance of a few
light shows north of the golden gate bridge but looking good through the weekend. next best chance of rain for everyone on monday. after that tuesday and wednesday we dry out. back to you. >> thank you. 4:46. some of today's top stories. hundreds of police officers trying to find bodies outside the fukushima nuclear power plant in japan. radiation there has declined to its lowest levels since the tsunami crippled the plant last month and that is allowing police to search areas closer to the plant. pg&e says its customers will be adversely affected if it goes along with state regulators' orders to reduce pressure in more gas pipeline. the utility says that could lead to outages, pilot light problems and other issues. and allstate elected officials in california could soon be forced to take a pay cut. the citizen commission in charge of setting salaries will be meeting in burbank today to discuss cost saving ideas. in addition to salaries, car allowances and other benefits
could be reduced. this morning, college students are making their case in sacramento. they are testifying about the impact of education cuts. thousands of students across the state helped protest yesterday over cuts to the csu yesterday. this sit-in here was at san jose state. governor jerry brown wants to slash at least $500 million, that's on top of the student fees which already are going up 10% next year. congress votes today on a spending plan to keep the government running through september. the plan worked out by president obama, house speaker john boehner. it calls for $38 billion in spending cuts. both the house and senate are expected to pass it today. today president obama will try to drum up support for his deficit cutting plan. he wants to cut the deficit by $4 trillion over the next 12 years trimming healthcare costs in medicare and medicaid, cut defense spending and end some
tax loopholes. the president blasted the republicans' counterproposal. >> there is nothing serious about a plan that claims to reduce the deficit by spending a trillion dollars on tax cuts more millionaires and billionaires. >> we can't tax the very people that we expect to reinvest in our economy and to create jobs. >> the president is calling for congressional leaders to agree on a long-term plan by the end of june. during president obama's speech, someone was caught napping. >> not just someone. of all people, the vice president. vice president joe biden appearing to catch a little shut-eye. his eyes they say were closed for about 25 seconds. no comments yet from the white house. i don't imagine we'll be getting any. >> maybe, yeah, not probably officially but i'm sure the president -- >> he was busy. >> come on, joe, you're killing me here. >> i totally understand. >> they are busy guys. >> commercial break, take a little nap. >> the camera just happens to
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this time... a garden in lakela ida. last month, a three-year-old was another tipsy toddler at a family restaurant, this time at olive garden in lakeland, florida. last month the 3-year-old was accidentally served sangria instead of orange juice. sangria is a mixed drink of orange juice, pineapple juice and white wine.
the boy's mother said it took 30 minutes to realize something was wrong. >> he was acting up. he was misbehaving. his eyes were bloodshot. how can you be so disorganized that alcohol could get know a kid's cup that you wouldn't know the difference? >> that young boy checked out okay at the. who the restaurant has apologized. unclear the mom plans to sue although she has hired a lawyer. that case made after a 15-month- old boy was served margarita mix at applebee's. that family is suing seeking emotional distress and monetary damage for medical bills and noneconomic losses. the boy had a blood alcohol content of .10. the family said he suffered hangover symptoms for several days after the incident. nba star kobe bryant
appealing a $100,000 fine for an antigay slur caught on live television. the lakers guard directing that comment toward a ref tuesday night. he had just given bryant a technical foul. bryant apologized. >> you have to own up and take responsibility. i said the comment. you know, we use so many kinds of words throughout the course of the game. it doesn't mean that you actually mean what you're saying at that particular time. but it's just a way to vent. >> bryant spoke directly with the human rights campaign which had criticized him. the group applauded him for the apology. it could be game over for the sacramento kings. they may have played their final home game in sacramento last night. the team's owners will make their case to the nba today in hopes of relocating to anaheim. sacramento mayor kevin johnson will argue to keep the team in his city. the kings lost last night against the lakers in overtime. time to break out the rally
towels. >> indeed. the sharks open their 7th straight stanley cup play-offs this evening. they will host the l.a. kings in downtown san jose. pre-game rally on autumn street begins at 5:00 this afternoon. the puck drops at 7:00. game one, they have the sharks. >> so 7 straight times in the play-offs and how many cups? [ laughter ] >> come on. we'll be rooting for them. >> zorro! >> well, maybe this is the year -- >> zero! >> maybe this is the year they could all come together. >> they have to make the finals first. >> one step at a time. all those cliches. we have clouds around the bay area and sunshine showing up, too. looks like we're in for a nice day. cooler at the coast 50s and 60s. next few days temperatures in the 70s in many spots. still a slight chance of some showers. i have a great pictures for you. point lobos. you ever been down there to the carmel area? great shot from john adolfo of
castro valley. great picture. check it out. one of the prettiest places in all the world. let's check traffic now with elizabeth. >> love it. we need some pretty picture. we have bad, bad, bad mess in daly city right now. a traffic alert. people stuck in a rough commute. southbound 280 approaching hickey boulevard, we still have this traffic alert in effect. it sounds like they got one more lane re-opened. two lanes open, two lanes blocked. the kcbs phone force says that traffic is jammed solid for at least one exit to at least serramonte boulevard. this is a crash that happened more than a half hour ago now and it was involving three to four cars, possible injuries. use 101 as an alternate. they hope to cancel the traffic alert by 6:00. that was the estimate. so we'll wait and see. >> thank you. it is 5:55. coming up in the next half hour, it is the newest trend in
plastic surgery. we'll tell you how "star trek" is inspiring people to go under the knife. >> yeah. plus, the barry bonds verdict of course is in. the jurors speak out about the witness they didn't trust and why the slugger's defense could try to throw out the entire verdict all coming up. obviously everybody is interested in pipeline safety these days. but the executives here at pg&e are asking all of us to consider a little cost-benefit analysis when it comes to some of the proposed safety measures. we'll explain coming up. and we'll have a fresh new look at the newly renovated terminal 2 here at sfo. it's a multi-million dollar renovation. coming up in a live report. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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pg&e has a serious warning. what could happen if it's forced to cut its pipeline pressure. the jury has spoken. what's next for barry bonds and why his defense may try to throw the verdict out. and good morning. it's thursday, the weekend is almost here. it's april 14. >> already feeling it huh? >> oh, yeah. we love fridays here. hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm sydnie kohara. thanks so much for joining us. it's coming up on 6:00. unfortunately, there is already a big, big backup on 280 in daly city. let go to elizabeth with a look at traffic on this thursday. >> all right. thank you, guys. yeah, southbound 280 in daly city, it is really kind of a mess right now. traffic alert in effect just as you pass hickey boulevard. they are saying until 6:00. they were hoping to get more lanes open but right now two lanes closed, two lanes blocked. and we have been trying to figure out exactly how far the backups go. you can see it on our sensors where this slowing is. a couple of members of the kcbs phone force tell us it's backed up for an exit to serram