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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. a royal i do. here's rita nissan with the ceremony. ♪ [ music ] >> i william arthur phillip louie take the katherine elizabeth. >> and good morning. i'm frank mallicoat. welcome back to our coverage of what they are calling the wedding of the century. this beautiful, beautiful day in england and, of course, at westminster abbey today. >> and rita nissan has the highlights of what they are calling the wedding of the century. >> reporter: kate middleton stepped out of her rolls royce limo and into the footsteps of kings and queens before her. finally the world laid eyes on the gown that has been the best kept secret of her wedding to
prince william. an alexander mcqueen with hand made lace. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: kate's father michael walked her down the aisle of westminster abbey to the same hymn sung at princess diana's wedding. a flowering avenue of trees lined the path to the altar. prince william wearing the red uniform of irish guards turned to see his bride with best man and younger brother prince harry by his side. he told her she looked beautiful. the archbishop of canterbury presided over the service. >> i william arthur phillip lou take thee katherine elizabeth. >> she dropped the word "obey." >> till death us do part. >> reporter: 1900 guests were invited and a lot of her small town friends and neighbors were among kings, queens and heads of state. crowds roared as an open carriage carried the newlyweds to buckingham palace to
celebrate. >> come out and have fun with my girlfriends but it gives me an excuse for my hat. >> wedding watchers in san jose turned out early this morning to get the full royal treatment at the brittania arms along the almaden expressways. the english pub showing that ceremony live and offered up the traditional british breakfast. but since it's illegal to sell alcohol before 6 a.m., watch hers to celebrate with apple cider. we'll have more coverage of the royal wedding beginning at 6:30. if you hosted a gathering for the event, feel free to share your pictures with us. you can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. now some developing news this morning. a fire destroys a former cannabis club in san jose. the same building that partially burned in january. kiet do, the fire spread to a nearby home as well what can
you tell us? >> reporter: yeah. talk about deja vu. this fire started at about 3:00 this morning. and by the time firefighters got here, it was completely engulfed in flames and so that's when it went to basically two alarms. crews knocked down the flames quickly there but it smoldered for quite some time. the heat caused the roof of the house next door to catch fireas well, destroyed parts of the attic in that home and evacuated the family that lives there. so this morning's fire destroyed a cannabis club named herb appeal. this is the same club that burned back in january. that first fire has some similarities to the one that started this morning. it was also a two-alarm blaze and it also started at roughly around about 3:00 when basically everyone was sleeping. ken james, his wife, son and mother were evacuated this morning and they say that the cannabis club owners were relatively good neighbors. >> we never had a problem with them. we knew they were nice people and we never had a problem that was going on there. i was just -- but like said they have been gone for months. that place burned down already
like three months ago or more. >> reporter: and so this past year has been a rough one for the james family. they know all about fires. this was a grassfire that endangered her home also back in august, as well. the cause of this fire is under investigation. and in fact the cause of the january fire is still under investigation. no word on what sparked the blaze in either of those cases. this morning's fire caused about a half million dollars in damage to the initial structure. and then the house next door that burned suffered about $60,000 in damage. and that family is now staying with relatives at this point. >> okay, kiet do live in san jose, kiet, thank you. president barack obama and the first family are flying to tuscaloosa alabama right now. the president will get a firsthand look at some of the damage from wednesday's tornadoes and meet with some of the victims there. about 300 people were killed in six states. in just a few minutes, how storm survivors describe the terrifying experience coming up. 6:04. traffic and weather now. and it is going to be beautiful
out there. we have all been watching the royal wedding and they actually had good weather. we have better weather, don't week, lawrence? >> we sure do. you noticed the winds yesterday, right? > >> he it was whipping up pretty gooded in afternoon. today gusty winds. the places we are not getting the winds -- it's chilly out there. 35 degrees right now in napa. 37 in fairfield. 39 degrees in livermore. 40s and 50s elsewhere. by the afternoon winds are going to pick up especially toward the coastline. 50s at the beaches. 60s inside the bay and some mid- to upper 60s inland. tell you what the next couple days we have a great weekend coming our way. enjoy this one, folks. lots of 70s even 80s into sunday staying dry and even warmer toward the middle of next week. time now for a traffic check with elizabeth. >> thank you. most of the roadwork has been picked up but some is going on in pacifica. highway 1 at linda mar one way traffic control in effect all week. should wrap up by 7:00 this
morning. elsewhere the roads look good. it is friday. so overall friday light. all the approaches to the bay bridge look great and i love this picture this morning. sun coming up at the bay bridge toll plaza. so far no delay, no metering lights, so it's a quick trip all the way into san francisco. and if you are coming down the eastshore freeway, westbound 80 looks great about an 18-minute drive from the carquinez bridge to the maze. coming up, we'll take a check of the south bay and mass transit but back to you. >> gorgeous day. >> sure is. elizabeth, thanks so much. it is 6:06. it is the final countdown for space shuttle endeavour. we'll tell you how it's making history in more ways than one. the good news, you might not seeing one of your annual bills for a little while. the bad news at least for your pocketbook is the reason behind it. we'll explain coming up next. ,,,,,,,,
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probably will not drop next time planned. lawmakers are working on a proposal to keep fees where they are. anne makovec is in south san fr uly regist your car registration fee, state lawmakers working to keep fees where they are. anne makovec is in south san francisco with the reason that july registration bills will likely be late. anne, good morning. >> reporter: stop the presses. churning out the vehicle registration bills because right now, as things stand, those bills would cost you a little bit less as a driver
which is not good news for the state budget. the governor wants the chance to change that before the bills come through. jerry brown and many democrats want to extend the higher vehicle license fees that have been in effect for years. they haven't been able to negotiate the extension but say it's necessary to avoid deeper cuts in state services so a bill heading to the senate on monday would not only stop the dmv from sending renewal notices but would be unable to accept renewal on due dates after june. drivers are befuddled. >> higher fees. gas prices and everything, we are being stuck with another high bill? i don't think i feel too good about that. >> what can we do about it? i mean, all i can do is go to work and just try to pay. i don't like it but i don't know what i can do about it right now. >> reporter: now, again, this
would be an extension of the current tax rate not a higher rate than we paid last year but if it doesn't pass, we would be paying less so it kind of depends on how you look at it. here's how it breaks down. if the department sent out notices under current law it would have to drop the free 1.15% to .65%. that amounts to a $25 drop for each $5,000 in car work. now, another option they had been bouncing around is sending out two bills, one bill with the current drop in fees and then another bill after the extension would pass if it would do so. but that really is going to smack unfair to drivers so they want avoid that which is why they are hoping to again stop those presses. sydnie. >> how confusing. thank you, anne makovec in south san francisco this morning. it is 6:11 now. practices at pg&e thrown out the window. the company orders employees to not follow leading up to that big san bruno blast.
morning at westminster abbey. the newlyweds paraded through the streets of london to cheering crowds... before the traditional prince william and kate middleton exchanged their vows this morning. the newlyweds parading through the streets every london before sharing the royal kiss on the balcony at buckingham palace. more of a peck. we'll have a live report coming up at 6:30. >> it was quick. i turned my head and i missed it. another story everyone is watching today. the final countdown for the space shuttle endeavour. >> hundreds of thousands of people will witness the shuttle's last blast. joel brown is one of the few people not in london. he is down at the kennedy space center. what's the feeling down there? >> reporter: a lot of excitement. good morning. there is a definite buzz in the air at kennedy space center and a lot of it has to do with the guest list, president obama and congresswoman gabrielle giffords. just three months after being shot in the head in the mass
shooting in tucson she will be here to watch captain mark kelly commanding endeavour to fly off for the last time. president obama just the third signature u.s. president to watch a shuttle launch in person and the fact that this is the final launch of space shuttle endeavour. it's the next-to-last shuttle launch in the complete nasa shuttle program. as many as 750,000 people are expected here up and down the state coast to watch endeavour take off today. crowds could rival the numbers they saw back in the 60s and '70s watching the apollo moon launch. >> so joel, where will congresswoman gabrielle giffords be watching the launch? will we see her? >> reporter: we are not expecting to see her. she is going to be watching from a private viewing area, not the typical rooftop viewing area that most nasa families watch the launch from. aides say she will be joined in the area by several of the nurses and the doctors who treated her in that arizona
hospital in the days and weeks after the shooting. so a big day for them. >> how about the mission for the shuttle for captain kelly? what are they going to be doing up there in space? >> reporter: it's funny, frank. a lot of the excitement surrounding the launch is overshadowed with the major mission. this is one of nasa's most ambitious missions in years. once they rendezvous with the international space station, the endeavor crew is going to install the alpha magnetic spectrometer a $2 billion piece of equipment. it's going to -- if it works the way nasa wants it to, it's going to sift through space for antimatter and may reveal what galaxies are made of. it's a major scientific experiment. >> it's going to be fun. >> joel, i know now what that's all about, right? [ laughter ] >> reporter: exactly. did i explain that well? did i look like i knew what i was talking about? >> good enough for me. joel brown leave at the kennedy space center, thanks so much.
all right. good morning, folks. got a great day coming our way. lots of sunshine out there. great start to the day. no clouds to worry about now. the big concern will be the winds kicking up throughout the day. it will be blustery at the coast. i think that will be the major weather concern for today. 50s at the coast and strong winds at the coast as well as the mountain gaps. 39 in the napa, who's and 50s around the -- 50s and 40s around the bay area. plenty of dry weather. 70s in the sacramento valley. 68 in redding and nice weather in the high country, as well. cool in tahoe at 43 degrees. a trough swinging through the bay area. that's going to bring with it some of the gusty winds. high pressure building in for the weekend bringing lots of
sunshine for the weekend. 30-mile-per-hour gusts at the coast, 60s interior, mid-60s inside the bay. cool at the coast, mainly into the 50s in the north. we have a lot of sunshine coming our way and nice temperatures over the weekend staying dry over the next seven days. let's check the traffic with elizabeth. >> bring on that high pressure. all right. thank you, lawrence. let's go out to chopper 5. chopper 5 is probably getting some spectacular views this morning. right now they are live along the peninsula. here's a look at 101 traffic near brisbane. traffic is light, maybe everyone home watching the wedding. san mateo no big problems. thank you, chopper 5. let's go to the maps. we had several high wind advisories in effect including
the dumbarton bridge. traffic heading towards the toll plaza. we have wind advisories in effect at the bay bridge, san mateo bridge, dumbarton bridge, and the benicia bridge. so two hands on the steering wheel. you will notice that caltrans has their warning signs up like this one at bridges across the bay area. so again, not really making a dent in your travel times. 13 minutes, this is the commute direction, westbound 92 from hayward to foster city. live look at 880 through oakland. smooth through here as well. overall like said friday light and mass transit is on time. south bay looks good, as well. remember kcbs, our radio partners, at 740-am and 106.9- fm. that's your traffic. back to you. >> thank you. thousands gathering for the south bay event every year. but this morning, the 30-year tradition coming to an end. plus, charlie sheen is in the bay area over the weekend. how his tour is actually helping out bryan stow, that
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neighborhoods trying to find anything they can and save from their destroyed homes. >> we are neighborhoods that have basically been removed from the map. >> we had a few seconds to get into the basement and within 60 seconds it was over with. you see what happens in 60 seconds. >> president obama last night signed a disaster declaration to help victims in alabama to get federal assistance. he is flying at this hour to alabama to see the devastation firsthand. and some key pg&e documents have apparently been written in erasable ink. the public utilities commission is investigating the utilities' recordkeeping practices following last year's pipeline explosion in san bruno. the "chronicle" says documents turned over this week show that in 2007, the puc questioned pg&e's use of erasable ink. and at the end of that year, pg&e ordered employees to use only non-erasable ink on
maintenance and operations records. charlie sheen using his catch phrases to help the giants fan beaten at dodger stadium. the actor is performing at san francisco's auditorium tomorrow. profits from the merchandise sold will be given to bryan stow, who remains hospitalized. doctors are slowly lowering the medication that is keeping him in a coma. 6:25 your time. a long-standing tradition is now over in the south bay. why organizers have decided to cancel a very popular parade. the ceremony is over and the -- excuse me, and the parties ar begun. i'm rita nissan at buckingham palace with all the royal wedding details. >> a fire burns the san jose pot club for the second time in three months. i'm kiet do with live report coming up. and california doesn't want your money, at least not yet. until they have the chance to charge you more of it. we'll explain all that coming
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>> and no rain. >> i william arthur philip louis take thee katherine elizabeth. >> the wedding of prince william and kate middleton. these are live pictures now as you can see, still a crowd at buckingham palace. >> they all gathered to see the royal kiss on the balcony that lasted all of what, two or three seconds at best. it was pretty quick. >> good morning. it is friday, april 29. i'm sydnie kohara. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. time now is 6:29. we'll check traffic and weather first. but first, the big day. >> yeah. the vows that have been exchanged, the wedding bells are continuing to ring. rita nissan joins us now live from the palace. rita, good morning to you. >> reporter: the well wishers are now leaving buckingham palace but earlier there were huge cheers from the crowd as the royal couple kissed on the balcony and during the ceremony at westminster abbey it was filled with all the majesty you
would expect from the royal family. >> reporter: kate middleton stepped out of her rolls royce limo and into the footsteps of kings and queens before her. finally, the word laid eyes on the gown that's been a secret an alexander mcqueen with hand made lace. kate's father michael walked her down the aisle of westminster abbey to the same hymn sung at princess diana's wedding. a flowering avenue of trees lined the path to the altar. prince william wearing the red uniform of irish guards turned to see his bride with best man and younger brother prince harry by his side. he told her she looked beautiful. the archbishop of canterbury presided over the service. >> i william arthur philip louis take thee katherine elizabeth to my wedded wife. >> reporter: when it came time for kates vows she dropped the word obey saying instead promising to honor, comfort, love and keep william. >> reporter: 1900 guests were
invited and kate made sure a lot of her small town friends and neighbors were among kings, queens and heads of state. crowds roared as an open carriage carried the newlyweds to buckingham palace to celebrate. the prince and his princess gave the fans one last moment to treasure the official kiss. and the festivities are continuing here at buckingham palace. the queen is hosting a lunchtime reception and tonight the party continues with a big bash with 300 family and friends at a black tie party. that's the latest from london. back to you. >> rita, frank mallicoat here in san francisco. quick question about the crowds. hundreds of thousands of people gathered in front of buckingham palace. i understand at least about an hour ago there were no arrests.
what's it like right now? >> reporter: right now the crowds are being dispersed. police are trying to push people out of the area. but earlier it was quite a scene. every time you saw another part of the procession, fly byes, the crowds were just going nuts, waving their flags. right now things are calling down and settle as the police try to push people out of the way but it has been a calm orderly and very organized morning here. >> we have always called them william and kate. but what will their new titles be? >> reporter: that's right. the queen bestowed new titles on then. they are the duke and duchess of cambridge. that's the title they will be holding. >> rita, tell us where you were during the ceremony? you were close to buckingham palace during the kiss? what was your vantage point? >> reporter: i was around the media center. i was at buckingham palace with a nice view of everything.
i was really just a very -- it was an awesome scene, the best way to describe it. you have scores and scores of people. everyone so excited and energized and the part of buckingham palace -- there wasn't that much to see. it was just a balcony that one moment that people were waiting for hours and hours and hours and i think people all left here really excited and energized that they got to see the future king and queen of england right before their eyes on their wedding day. >> i tell you, when it comes to pageantry the british now who to do it. rita nissan live in london covering the royal wedding for us, thank you so much. all right, rita. thank you very much. wedding watchers in san jose turned out early this morning. >> come out and have fun with my girlfriends and gives me an excuse to wear my hat. >> they got the full royal treatment at the brittania arms along the almaden expressway. the english pub showed the ceremony live and offered up
the traditional british breakfast. but watchers had to celebrate with apple cider instead of alcohol. but that didn't dim the day by any stretch. it was a wonderful day. we'll have more coverage of the royal wedding at 6:45. if you hosted a gathering for the event, feel free to share some of your pictures with us. email us at email@example.com. we'll try to share some of those a little later. 6:34. in other news, we have a developing story in san jose this morning. a fire reducing a former cannabis club to ashes. but it didn't stop there. kiet do is at the scene and brings us the latest. kiet, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we talked to some of the nations and they say the fire was so intense, that it was the glow from next door that woke them up and that's when they called 911. by the time the firefighters got here that home next door was engulfed in flames so it went to two alarms. the crews knocked down flames quickly but it smoldered for quite some time. the heat caused the roof next door to catch fire as well
destroyed parts of the attic and the home of the family that lived there. this same club herb appeal burned back in january. the first fire has some similarities to the one this morning. it happened at 3:00 this morning. it was also atwo-alarm blaze. the guy who lives next door, ken james, his wife, son and mother, escaped this morning and they say that fires around them have become a kind of way of life. we have had a couple of fires in the last year. i guess i'm getting, unfortunately, used to it. the house fire and then the fire on the freeway side. kind of becoming a normal thing. >> reporter: all right. so here's a look at the fire he was talking about. it's been a rough year for the james family. this is a grassfire that was burning near his home back in august. as far as the scene out here goes, the cause of this fire this morning is still under investigation. and then the first fire at the cannabis club back in january
that one is also still under investigation. this morning, about a half million dollars at the pot club in terms of damage. $60,000 in terms of damage for the home of ken james. back to you. >> thank you. it is 6:36 now. if you have a wedding planned this weekend, i got news for you. >> you have a wonderful weekend ahead of you thanks to lawrence. >> there we go. >> he has the rest of the forecast. good morning, lawrence. >> deliver it. >> yeah. the weekend looks spectacular. probably the nicest weekend we have seen all spring. how about the start to the day? you have a lot of sunshine coming up and no clouds to worry about. the warm thing will be the winds. it's still going to gust around the bay area but we are going to see sunshine all day long. hey, it's chilly in spots right now. 35 degrees in napa. 39 in livermore. a lot of 40s and 50s around the bay and toward the coastline. this afternoon you will see those gusty winds out toward the beaches. 30-plus miles per hour here. temperatures going to be cool
in the 50s. lots of 60s elsewhere. how about some 70s and 80s this weekend? elizabeth, i know you love that sunny warm weather. [ pause ] thank you, lawrence. let's go to the bay bridge, metering lights were turned on a couple of minutes ago. lots of sunshine at the bay bridge toll plaza. check that out. right now it is backed up just to the en of the parking lot. sluggish from the incline to the "s" curve but overall it is friday light so we are not dealing with too much issues on the roads right now except we have a couple of high wind advisories in effect. including here at the bay bridge also for the san mateo bridge, dumbarton bridge and benicia bridge. coming up we'll go towards chopper 5 with more roads across the bay area. back to you. >> thank you. president obama and his family heading to alabama right now. they are going to check on the devastating tornado damage there. the president is scheduled to meet with some of the victims in tuscaloosa. last night he signed a disaster declaration to help alabama
victims get federal assistance. wednesday's tornado swarm in the south killed nearly 300 people. if your car registration is due in july your bill will probably be late. not to mention bigger. anne makovec is in south san francisco to explain the latest plan to help ease california's budget problems. joins us now. good morning, anne. >> reporter: good morning. it's really a measure to buy a little more time to negotiate. of course, we have heard that time and time again when it comes to this whole budget mess. the cost of registering your vehicle is about to go down, which kind of sounds good but it's not good news for the state budget so governor jerry brown is wanting the chance to change that before these bills are served. jerry brown and many democrats want to extend the higher vehicle license fees that have been in effect for years but haven't been able to negotiate the extension yet. they say it is necessary, though, to avoid even deeper cuts in state services. so a bill that is headed to the state senate on monday would not only stop the dmv from
sending renewal notices, but the offices would also be unable to accept payments on renewals with due dates after june. some drivers i spoke with here this morning are befuddled. >> trying to save money somewhere. i guess he's taking straws out of a hat, i guess. best way to explain it. >> doesn't make sense. we shouldn't change timing just to wait for something like that. >> this would be an extension of the current tax rate not higher than last year. if it doesn't pass we would be paying less so it depends on how you look at it. if the department sent out notices under current law the fee would drop from 1.15% to .65%, that amounts to a $25
drop for each $5,000 in car worth. they also thought about sending out two bills but voters wouldn't like that. we'll see what the senate does. >> thank you, anne makovec live in south san francisco. cinco de mayo parade will not happen at san jose this year and no one knows when it might return either. for nearly 30 years, thousands have turned out to watch the colorful parade downtown but organizers from the american g.i. forum have cancelled it. they say they can't afford to pay for police protection and they are having trouble finding a sponsor in addition to safeway. >> a lot of people will miss that. loved that parade. it is 6:40. if you blink, you missed it. the royal kiss. we'll talk about that and much more on the royal wedding with our royal chap liam mayclem. >> the market just opened. let's check the numbers. the dow likes the royal
wedding. but the nasdaq now down a little bit. coming up we'll have an update from kcbs moneywatch reporter jason brooks. much more when we come back. ,, california should be proud. we were the first to ban smoking on airplanes. the first to have smoke-free bars and restaurants. all while saving over $86 billion in health care costs... and over a million lives. we've done a good job. but even if you were born today, you'd still grow up in a world where tobacco kills more people... than aids, drugs, alcohol, murder and car crashes... combined. we have a lot more work to do.
just setting things up for a fantastic weekend. the sun already coming up. no clouds to speak of. the winds beginning to kick up, as well. we saw that in the afternoon yesterday. going to see more of that around the bay area for today. still we are going to squeeze in mostly sunny skies everywhere you go. mild temperatures inland. mid- to upper 60s in those spots. approaching the coastline, those winds going to be picking up. at the beaches, some gusty winds again, 30 plus miles per hour especially along the coast and through some of the mountain gaps. it's chilly in spots. you have 30s in some of the valleys. 35 in napa. 39 in livermore and 37 degrees in fairfield. out around the state you will find lots of sunshine really looks like a good day to travel. you will see plenty of 70s in the central valley and high country looking good, lots of sunshine there, about 43 degrees at lake tahoe. but we do have this weak system sliding by and as it moves through the winds will once again be gusting around the bay area. but that ridge of high pressure will be building in over the weekend. that means we are going to see some very nice weather coming our way. lots of sunshine today. but again, on the windy side. as we head in toward the
weekend those winds switch direction becoming offshore and we heat things under. temperatures today about 68 morgan hill. 50s at the coast. inside the bay 63 in alameda, sunshine and breezy. 69 degrees in the wind sheltered areas of brentwood. cool at the coast and lots of 60s in many of the valleys. napa valley looking great at about 68. how about these next couple days? more sunshine, temperatures heating up into the 70s by tomorrow, even some 80s looking towards sunday. let's get a check of traffic now with elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. we are going to start with a check of the south bay. we have a camera near the alum rock exit off 101. everything is moving okay. so far relatively easy ride towards santa clara. all right. to our maps. tell you what else is going on. the antioch bridge is fine no wind advisories. there are wind advisories though in effect for several our bridges this morning. so two hands on the steering wheel kind of day.
also sluggish through antioch from at least a street towards somersville. by the way our chopper 5 is right now heading to the scene of a developing story in antioch. sounds like there is a structure fire near a street and 20th. it is just due north of the highway 4 freeway. so not sure if smoke and flames are visible but again, chopper 5 trying to bring us live pictures shortly. in the meantime the drive out of the altamont pass looks great. friday light here. 17 minutes from 205 out towards 680 and the dublin interchange. elsewhere silicon valley commuters westbound 237 so far, so good here, as well. as you exit milpitas delay-free towards san jose. wind advisories at the san mateo bridge, benicia bridge, dumbarton and metering lights on at the bay bridge so stacking up with slight delays just to the very end of the parking lot. so far not too bad of a ride into san francisco. and the san mateo bridge traffic is great. no issues at all in the commute
direction. still about a 13-minute drive from hayward towards foster city. and, of course, remember kcbs, our radio partners, at 740-am and 106.9-fm. that's your traffic. back to you. >> thank you. oil companies make bay area business news this morning. one is from france, the other from the east bay. >> and here now is jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. jason, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. a huge deal when it comes to renewable energy. we have heard talk from oil companies about putting more money into renewable energies. now we are seeing t one of the biggest oil companies out there third biggest in europe total sa out of france is going to take a 60% ownership steak in san jose's sun power. that will boost the overall value of sun power up and also provides a $1 billion line of credit over the next five years for sun power which will make it easier to finance its big projects going forward. as far as existing oil companies go in the bay area,
san ramon-based chevron coming out with a 36% increase in its profit to more than $6 billion. higher oil prices the reason. they saw big increases in revenue out of production also refining oil into gasoline. it sold its barrels of oil for $89 in the 1st quarter. $18 more than a year ago. people made more money in march according to the commerce department. personal incomes rose .5%. and personal spending was up a little more up .6%. but much of that was going towards higher gas prices. we'll see if wall street can continue a rally that's been taking place again this week mainly because of higher earnings coming in from a number of companies. right now, the dow is gaining 36 points. it's near a 3-year high. nasdaq up a fraction. s&p up by 1 point.
>> jason, thanks very much. have a great weekend. >> you, too. we have a developing story in the east bay. we are just learning about a major structure fire. this is in antioch. let's go high above from chopper 5. live pictures, this fire burning in a building near a and 20th streets. >> firefighters on the scene as you can see dousing the names right now. a plume of black smoke billowing into the air over antioch. again, the fire burning in the city of antioch. we'll have more on this at noon and 5:00. but it looks like a major fire there with a number of apparatus out trying to put it out. >> a and 20th in antioch. no word on what is housed in that building. but we'll get that information to you just as soon as it becomes available. and now on to the big story today. 6:49. prince william and kate middleton are now officially the duke and duchess of cambridge. >> the royal wedding was quite a spectacle.
"eye on the bay's" liam mayclem had his own private pajama viewing. >> an hour ago i was in my pajamas. >> you clean up well. >> this couple has thrust the royal family into a new modern era. and just watching this, guys, i have to say it was a royal wedding like none other. it was a royal wedding in a digital age as the bells of westminster filled the air. twitter and facebook around the globe was literally on fire. let's discuss the vows though firstly. there were no stumbles. kate in a stunning dress. prince william in his uniform of the irish guard. she did not promise to obey but to comfort. but when he becomes king she will have to obey. then from there, the open carriage ride. that was from the abbey as they left the church. duke and duchess of cambridge
along the mall to buckingham palace. it was just awesome. >> fairy tale-like. >> the great british public just roaring, going nuts. friends of mine who tweeted and sent me pictures said it was unlike anything they have ever experienced. the last time a ride like this was done sadly was when diana passed away. >> is this the same coach? >> i'm not sure. i know they used this coach for previous weddings, fergie's weddings and the same coach for diana's, i know that. so it was used in 1907 for king george vi. someone will correct me. >> the british know how to do this pageantry. >> they do. they do it so well. so incredibly well. every little moment timed to the second. i mentioned twitter. lots of funny tweets coming in. but also some great photographs. the kiss, i mean, that was the moment that everyone had been
waiting for. and as they had not one seal of the royal lips but two, people going nuts on twitter. one tweet says, snog her again and they did. they gave the public what they wanted. >> someone else commented it's like an old married couple's kiss. >> it was kick. it wasn't lingering but it was -- >> it was royal. it was just enough. >> there will be more of that. >> he put a ring on her, gave her the kiss what more can you possibly want? also commented on this. the sticky ring moment. take your time. it got stuck for a second. magically he got it on. that was the only moment. people were a little concerned. >> i remember doing that with my wife. i'm like okay, just did ahead. >> such poise, though, such grace. they pulled this one off absolutely beautifully. >> grace kelly. a lot of people said she -- >> in that dress she looked
like grace kelly, looked perfect. >> modern technology, i went on facebook, every woman that i have friended on facebook was putting notes out about oh, beautiful, and they were all up at 1:30 in the morning. >> my favorite tweet was when someone said this was like the girl's world cup. it was a world cup for girls. i actually enjoyed it myself. guys are watching this as well because here's a couple now that everyone aspires, young people are looking at them and they aspire to be like them. >> we all needed some good news. >> didn't we? >> just a feel good day. >> great news. time for one quick photo? let's do. share it. >> hurry. >> one little picture right here. this was my family back in the united kingdom watching. don't they look just thrilled to be watching the wedding right there? >> at 1:00 in the morning. >> looked like they are in the dark. a right royal treat an amazing wedding and a new modern royal family we can all be proud of. >> liam mayclem, you are the man. >> thanks for getting up early. >> thanks for sharing. >> go back to bed.
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and 20th streets. >> you can see a plume of smoke that was billowing into the air there. we'll have much more on this in our later newscasts during the day. big fire in antioch. another overnight fire in san jose destroyed a former cannabis club and damaging a neighboring home. kiet do has an update. >> reporter: good morning. talk about deja vu. this cannabis club burned a couple of months ago here but let's look at the video from earlier this morning. this thing broke out at 3:00 and engulfed in flames by the time firefighters got there. they knocked it down quickly but smoldered for quite some time the heat from the fire caused the roof of the house next door to catch fire as well destroying parts of the attic and evacuated the family that lives there. so this morning's fire destroyed herb appeal, the same cannabis club that burned back in january. it also burned at 3 a.m. and also was two alarms. we talked to ken james. he was evacuated this morning from his home and he says that the pot club owners are pretty good neighbors. >> we never had a problem with
them. we knew then they were nice people. and we never had a problem with anything that was going on there. i was just -- but like i said they have been gone for months. that place burned down already like three months ago or more. >> and so here's a look at the grassfire that endangered his home in august. a rough time for the james family in this past year. the cause of all these fire still under investigation. >> all right, kiet do live in san jose. thank you. and 6:58. our royal wedding watchers here shedding tears. we are talking about just kind of choking up and watching the beautiful ceremony. >> i just want to eat. [ laughter ] >> i made some royal scones. >> scones. >> so go right ahead. >> did you make those? >> no. >> sharon made them. >> my lovely wife made those. >> shapes of hearts. >> isn't that nice? >> beautiful. >> thank you. you are into it, then. yes. >> oh, yeah. she loved the princess stuff, can't get enough of it. >> what did you think of the dress, as a man? >> oh, of the dress is
fantastic. [ laughter ] >> it was white. >> it was beautiful. >> form fitting. >> grace kelly-like. >> oh, all right. nice sunshine, wedged did i in the afternoon a fantastic weekend, windy in the afternoon. into and out of san francisco from the peninsula traffic moves great up and down the central freeway. we have wind advisories in effect on many of our bridges across the bay area including at the bay bridge, the san mateo bridge, benicia bridge, dumbarton bridge. metering lights on. >> just for you, elizabeth, prince william and kate middleton let's see it one more time. >> yeah. as the duke and the duchess of cambridge in a fairy tale wedding. have a great day and a great weekend. >> caption colorado, llc firstname.lastname@example.org burton at alexander mcqueen. her tiara - on loan from the queen. william - in the scarlet tunic of >> the gown designed by sarah burton by alexan