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>> lawrence never promises. >> well -- [ laughter ] >> yes, i always kind of couch those words a little bit to try to sneak things in here. but no, we have more showers this morning. if you sleep in, you may miss it as light showers moving along 101 along the north bay will continue this morning. this afternoon will dry out but not for long. we have more rain coming. we'll talk more about that in a minute. first gianna franco has traffic. >> thank you. we are going live right now to san jose, 101, we have a photographer standing by. traffic actually looking very nice here. again, 101 near alum rock not a lot going on as far as accidents or stalled vehicles. in fact we're very quiet this morning so good news to report. we have roadwork. details on that coming up. back to you. >> thank you. public safety in san jose could take a bigger hit now. apparently talks between the city and the police officers association have just broken down. elizabeth wenger joins us now from san jose's police department headquarters with
why it could mean more layoffs. elizabeth, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. they had hoped for a last- minute deal. we are talking about 156 police officers jobs possibly on the chopping block. so these are pretty big stakes. they met last night city leaders and officials with the police officers association. unfortunately, those talks broke down. let's break it down for new terms of numbers. we can put up this informational tray. the city will have to lay off 278 officers. an agreement, however, could save 156 of those jobs. this sticking point appears to be changes in pension. of course, looming over this whole situation is a budget deficit. san jose's tenth straight budget gap in fact which now stands at $115 million so yesterday was technically the deadline for getting this deal done between city leaders to present to the city council.
and again, we're talking about 156 police officer jobs at stake. hopefully this isn't a done deal yet. city council expected to meet next tuesday so they are hoping that maybe city leaders can go back to the bargaining table and get a deal reached before then. even though technically the deadline was yesterday. sydnie, back to you. >> all right, thank you very much, elizabeth wenger in san jose. phillip and nancy garrido will learn their fate today for kidnapping jaycee dugard and holding her captive for 18 years. the big question is, will jaycee dugard make a statement at the sentencing? she was just 11 years old when she was grabbed off a street at south lake tahoe. the garridos have pled guilty to kidnapping and rape charges. they are expected to be sent to prison for life. one reason for the plea deal was to keep jaycee dugard and her daughters, who were fathered by garrido, from having to testify at a trial. we will apparently never not results of two lie detector
tests on the bryan stow beating suspect giovanni ramirez was in handcuffs when police took him in for a polygraph test yesterday. he got a similar test with his attorneys on tuesday night. the man who administered that test hinted that ramirez passed. >> can you tell us without giving away the store how did he do? >> that would be giving away the store. >> i'm sure this is going to disappoint everybody but this is our agreement with the lapd and the district attorney's offices. we are not going to announce them. >> ramirez has not been charged for the attack on stow but is still in jail for probation violation. hayward police have questioned a person of interest in the disappearance of a nursing student. the woman was once friends with michelle le. the 26-year-old was last seen friday after a nursing class at kaiser permanente building in hayward. so far investigators say they have talked to several friends and acquaintances and issued four separate search warrants
but still no suspect yet. well, they call him the bluetooth bandit. san francisco police are trying to track down a clever con man who is snatching credit cards from women's purses. >> anser hussein is in san francisco with more on how this guy operates. anser, good morning. this guy is sneaky, isn't he? >> reporter: he is. they are calling him the bluetooth bandit because of his m.o. he is using a bluetooth earpiece to coordinate his robberies. here's a picture of the suspect. san francisco police department have surveillance video of the man walking into restaurants, bars, even on muni looking for female victims. that is key. he uses his bluetooth earpiece to coordinate his robberies with his accomplices. the accomplices will distract the victims while he is robbing them. now, the surveillance video shows the man reaching into the female's purses or handbags as their handbags are draped on the chair. he will then grab in and get the wallet. he then sends out his
accomplices on shopping sprees, usually 20 minutes right after the robbery hitting stores like target, apple, costco and nordstrom. this isn't an ordinary pickpocketter. he is charging tens of thousands of dollars. one victim in fact was hit with $15,000 charges on her cards alone. now, the bluetooth bandit is described as an african- american male probably between the ages of 40 and 50 years old. he stands about 5'8" to 5'11. he is always nicely dressed with a very significant pidgeon toed walk. the san francisco police department is asking for your help. if you have any information, you're asked to contact them with any details that you may have. sydnie, frank, back to you. >> all right, anser. i guess the best advice -- and i have started doing this, i never put my purse on the chair. i put it under my feet or in front of me feet. wow, that's -- how frustrating that must be. and then to find out somebody is charging all of that on your credit card. anser, thanks very much. anser hussein in san francisco.
>> my wife saw that story yesterday and said i am putting my purse right here like a football. >> i put it down by my feet or if there is a hook or something like that. >> you never know. >> there's a lot of crooked people out there sadly. police in san rafael -- weather? no. we are going to this. nissan rafael hope this surveillance video will help them catch the man who robbed a -- police in san rafael hope this surveillance video will help them catch the man who robbed a subway at the marin square shopping center. anyone who recognizes the suspect is urged to contact bay area crimestoppers. it is 5:06. let's get a quick a quick check of weather. lawrence, a big green blob on doppler? >> keeping the same thing, robbed of spring this year! not much sunshine in the bay area. we squeezed sun yesterday afternoon but the showers have returned to the bay area this morning. most of that confined to the north bay. now, we are going to see a break in the stormy weather through the day today but it's
not going to last long. we have a more impressive storm developing off the coast heading our way. here's the moisture here, not very organized. just enough to squeeze out more showers early on this morning. this afternoon, partly cloudy, 63 san francisco, 64 oakland, 67 in concord. as we head toward the next couple of days, the first part of the day good but the last part stormy on friday. showers on saturday and sunday as well as monday, too, before finally drying out for the middle of next week.gianna? >> thank you, lawrence. roadwork is the only trouble this morning. eastbound 4 at loveridge, full freeway closure, 5:30 morning until the lanes re-open so about 20 more minutes. so far lots of green though. they have a nice detour in place. across the dumbarton bridge, we had some earlier construction. that's wrapped up. things are free-flowing in both
directions across the dumbarton bridge. elsewhere if you are heading along 880, i have good news here also. that roadwork we had northbound 880 right around fruitvale is cleared. 880 much better story this morning than yesterday. traffic cruising along in both directions. clear northbound all the way into the maze. we'll have more later. now back to you. >> thank you. from giant hailstones to tornadoes, we have some strange, strange weather around the area. and we caught some on tape around northern california. >> it's been a crazy couple of weeks. first the midwest now a very rare storm producing deadly twisters in new england, of all places. the damage massachusetts hasn't seen for more than a decade, coming up. and more delays from pg&e. why the utility is once again pushing back the release of crucial pipeline records. but the savings account of a cave-man! hey sports fans check this out.
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system. pg&e is missing another deadline to produce safety documents on its gags pipeline system. they have until the june 20 to come up with the regulators following the san bruno explosion. but now pg&e has asked for that deadline to be delayed for a second time. the documents involve welds on the pipelines dating back to the '50s. pg&e says searching for and organizing those documents is more difficult than expected. caltrain is investigating its 7th pedestrian death on the tracks this year. a man was hit and killed by a train last night just south of the san antonio station in mountain view. the man has not been identified. it's not clear why he was on the tracks. all trains though are running on schedule this morning. it is 5:11 now. weather experts will visit the
yuba city area today to determine the strength of the latest tornado to hit northern california. dark clouds and heavy rain swept through yolo county yesterday afternoon. the system spawned several funnel clouds north of sacramento. meteorologists confirmed at least one twister touched down north of yuba city. no damage was reported. hail was the story east of sacramento. this is a photo from a viewer in rose where hailstones some as big as .25" in diameter coated the ground there on top of the little railing there, as well. and in new england, some wacky weather. neighbors are assessing the damage from rare deadly tornadoes out in massachusetts. cameras caught funnel clouds moving over the connecticut river sucking up debris, dumping it of where in western massachusetts. today the area is under a state of emergency. four died, a dozen were injured. >> tend to think of snowstorms and ice storms and, you know, coastal events, it's what we deal with more regularly.
but we have seen the power of this event, and it's something we don't want to see very often. >> today 1,000 national guardsmen will be on the ground to help with search and recovery efforts. i'm still trying to sell a house out there. my realtor said, frank, there is a tornado watch in southern new hampshire now. >> you just had the inspection , huh? >> i had the inspection yesterday morning so we are going to hopefully sell the house. >> how far away was that tornado from your house. it was in western massachusetts so probably about 100 miles to the west of boston. munson got hit hardest. a lot of former colleagues of mine were out there. it never happens there so it was pretty crazy. pretty crazy. 5:13. making it official. the presidential contender throwing his hat into the ring today. >> plus, worried about getting your laptop stolen? there is an app for that. how one bay area man went high- tech to catch a thief in the act. it's a good story, coming up. time to check your travel forecast. some showers possible this morning, partly cloudy by the afternoon at sfo. temperatures 63 degrees.
and you're headed across the country, we could see some stormy weather in chicago. the possibility of thunderstorms there. cool 70 degrees as we head into the afternoon. moving further to the east, drying things out along the eastern seaboard, sunshine and 7 in new york. we'll have your local forecast coming right up. ♪ [ woman ] sam begged and pleaded... so i sent him to camp. we'd earned lots of points with our new citi thankyou card... and i put them to good use. he told me about his bunkmates,
sentencing is scheduled today for the husband and wife who kidnapped jaycee dugard... and held her captive at their antioch home. philli sentencing is scheduled today for the couple who kidnapped jaycee dugard and held her captive at their antioch home. phillip and nancy garrido will be sentenced today. budget talks between san jose and the police union have broken down. the sticking point, pension changes. without a deal, the city says it will have to lay off 278 of its officers. around agreement could save -- an agreement could save 156 of those jobs. mitt romney will announce for the president today in new hampshire. the former massachusetts governor leads many national polls among republican candidates and he has already raised millions in campaign cash. all right. the weather outside again starting out a little wet in parts of the bay area. right now we have some showers in the north bay at this hour. let's take you in for a closer
look to santa rosa. we have moderate rainfall around santa rosa up the 101. good news, this will sweep out of town by the afternoon. we'll see more sunshine and dry conditions. but that's a brief break before more rain. out the door this morning, chance of showers early on today. toward the afternoon, more sunshine coming our way. temperatures getting near 70 degrees in some of the warmest spots inland. inside the bay lots of 60s with some sunshine and a few clouds. partly cloudy skies 50s and 60s at the coast. wild reports yesterday, funnel clouds and tornadoes in the central part of the state. that's moving eastward. a weak system is sliding through with only enough energy for a few showers this morning. that's going to move out of town. a short break after it heads out but not for long. this is developing off the coastline. this slow dropping off the coast and just sit there and spin around right on in through the weekend. that means we are going to see wave after wave of moisture coming our way meaning more
rain all weekend long. here we go as we head throughout the day today. this wave moves through and dissipates by the afternoon so we'll see sunshine and a couple of passing clouds and drier weather in the afternoon hours. temperatures will be warming up just a bit today with a little more sunshine. plan on 68 in fairfield, 67 in livermore and 69 in san jose. as we look toward the next couple of days, clouds gather as early as tomorrow afternoon. rain could be moving in late in the day. rain becoming likely overnight friday night and into saturday. could be heavy at times. showers continuing into sunday. more showers into monday as well but toward the middle of next week, we have a little sunshine. some dry weather hopefully coming our way. all right, gianna, let's check the forecast. >> thank you, lawrence. looking forward to monday and tuesday, then all that dry weather. looking forward to a nice drive this morning. heading to the freeway, not a lot going on. i checked in with chp, we are accident-free. 101 in san jose no problems.
south bay, 101 seeing nice speeds. elsewhere guadalupe parkway not too bad. live look at 280 through downtown san jose. no troubles here. some cars out there on the road but overall still moving up to speed as you work your way through san jose. and milpitas not bad at all. 880/237 connector, if you are heading westbound 237 between 880 and 101, that's just an easy six-minute ride this morning so plenty of time. we have roadwork eastbound 80 approaching the skyway on the bay bridge. couple of lanes shut down there to be wrapped up by 6:00. not too many delays. traffic okay past that roadwork on the lower deck heading into oakland. if you are coming towards the toll plaza, looks like this. metering lights are off. nice ride across the upper deck into san francisco. off the eastshore freeway, only about 18 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze. so still very light through there. golden gate bridge not a problem. eight-minute ride from south 101, 37 to 580 but they still have roadwork south of the
waldo tunnel. that's a look at traffic. back to you. 5:20. a last-minute reprevious for an elementary school in pinole that -- reprieve for an elementary school in pinole that was set to close last week. the school board just voted to keep shannon elementary school open for another year. the decision to close the school was made two years ago but then the board decided to reverse it. the "contra costa times" says there were concerns about the costs of moving students to other campuses and adding portable classrooms to those schools. so how do you spell pressure? a south bay spelling star gets a chance at a national title. we'll tell you how she did. the surprising item from the unabomber getting the most bids. coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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out there and available. and a lot of people were entertained by the photos, thought it was funny. a lot of people were just cheering me on. they wanted some action to happen. they wanted the police to do something about it. >> well, after the media contacted police, kaufman got the action he wanted. officers arrested the man on tuesday. he is due to be arraigned tomorrow. that's kind of crazy , huh? >> it is. [ laughter ] >> you have to chuckle at some of those pictures. >> the pictures. >> they are going to be around forever. >> good stuff. well, you only have about 2.5 hours more to bid on items that once blocked to the unabomber so hurry up. >> the online government auction closing at 8 a.m. this morning. bidding started two weeks ago. we have been telling you about this all along. these items are from ted kaczynski who is in prison for life for a number of bombings that killed three people and injured several more. now, apparently, the gray hoodie depicted in a wanted poster has a $20,000 offer. and get this.
the colorado parents behind the balloon boy hoax say they plan to auction off that famous balloon. the incident captured the world's attention back in 2009. of course, it turns out that the little boy was never in the balloon. mayumi and richard heene are hoping to fetch a million dollars to go to earthquake and tsunami relief in japan. >> at least they are going to give it to charity. >> really believe that? >> same people who said their kid was in a runaway balloon. >> they have to. soon 41 students from around the country will compete in the semifinal round of the national spelling bee. the winner takes home $40,000 in cash and prizes. and a bay area fifth grader made it to the preliminary round of the contest. however, san jose student didn't get enough points to qualify for today's contest even though she didn't spell any of the words wrong.
her words go ahead. >> [ indiscernible ] it's a dutch title that's equivalent to sir when used to address someone from the netherlands. >> she is she is going to keep going. >> spelling was never one of my forte's. >> i liked spelling. i wasn't great at that time. >> that's why i went into sports, first, i guess. [ laughter ] 5:27. a massive e. coli outbreak, how far one country is going to stop the spread of the deadly bacteria. >> a top lawmaker in a twitter photo scandal. why he is facing scrutiny even after claiming someone hacked his account. hope is fading fast after negotiations break down. now more than 150 police officer jobs in san jose are on the line. we'll break it down for you in a live report coming up. san francisco police are looking for the bluetooth
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will love this weekend coming up. we have more rain coming our way but we have light showers out there this morning. north bay 101 light showers. another storm setting up could be a weekend soaker. more on that in just a moment. bus gianna has traffic. >> so far, so good for your thursday morning drive. let's go to the golden gate bridge where traffic is free- flowing. we have early-morning roadwork southbound away from the waldo tunnel that's wrapped up. conditions looking nice here. we have have a look at the bay bridge coming up but right now back to you, frank and sydnie. >> thank you. a major breakdown in police negotiations in san jose and this morning, it could mean even more officer layoffs. elizabeth wenger joins us from police headquarters with the sticking points. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that's right.
they were really crossing their fingers this morning, at stake more than 150 police officer jobs. talks broke down last night between city leaders and the police association. we'll break it down on the numbers of what we're talking about here. without a deal, the city says it will have to lay off 278 officers. so an agreement could save 156 of those police officer jobs. obviously, public safety an issue here. the "san jose mercury news" says the main sticking point right now appears to be changes in pensions. of course, looming over this whole situation is a budget deficit. this is san jose's tenth straight budget gap which now stands at $115 million. now, yesterday was technically the deadline for getting a deal to present to the city council. and again 156 police officer jobs here at stake. so the council could order everyone back to the bargaining table to hopefully still reach
an agreement. again, technically that deadline was yesterday but the city council is expected to be next week, next tuesday, they are expected to meet. so hopefully this is not a completely done deal. frank, back to you. >> if it takes a little more time and they can save the jobs, why not, right? >> reporter: exactly. everyone is hoping for it. >> okay. elizabeth wenger, she is live in san jose. thanks. sentencing is today for the couple of who kidnapped jaycee dugard and held her captive in antioch for 18 years ago. the big question is whether dugard will speak at the sentencing in placerville today. phillip and nancy garrido pleaded guilty in april to kidnapping and rape charges. they are expected to be sent to prison for life. now, one reason for the deal was to keep dugard and her daughters who were fathered by garrido from having to testify at trial. 5:33 two lie detector tests but officials say the results will remain a secret. that's the story for the man accused of beating bryan stow outside dodger stadium march 31. giovanni ramirez was in handcuffs when police took him
for a polygraph exam yesterday. his defense team had administered a similar test in his jail cell tuesday night. the man who administered that test hinted that ramirez passed. a con man who is stealing credit cards from women's purses. in fact, there have been a string of thefts. let's go to anser hussein in san francisco with how this bluetooth bandit as they nicknamed him operates. anser, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. if you are someone who hangs your purse or your handbag on your chair at a restaurant, you may be a target. here's why. here's a picture of the bluetooth bandit. san francisco police have surveillance video of the man reaching into purses or handbags of the victims as they hang on the back of chairs. then he reaches in and grabs their wallet. he uses his bluetooth to coordinate with his accomplices. his accomplices will distract the victims as they are being robbed. now, this isn't any small-time
pickpocket operation. they have racked up tens of thousands in charges as they head out on shopping surprise hitting up stores like costco, a.m., even nordstrom. one lady was charged with $15,000 in fraudulent charges on her cards alone. now, the bluetooth bandit is described as a black man, possibly between the ages of 40 and 50 years old, probably 5'8" 5'11. the san francisco police department says he is always nicely dressed wearing a suit with a distinct pidgeon-toed walk. he has been involved in at least eight cases. they started back in july. they took a break but they are back at it again. the san francisco police wants everybody to be on the lookout and call them if you have any information. >> what types of places does this bandit frequent? >> reporter: well, a lot of times these victims will be at a coffee shop, starbucks, peets. sometimes they are on muni or a restaurant. so it's anywhere here in san
francisco. even on muni. so if you have your purse, your handbag, you know, in an area where he can reach in and grab it, you could be a victim. >> keep it close by. thank you, anser hussein in san francisco. dozens of people are without power in the east bay. the outage was reported just after 3 a.m. near 44th avenue and international in oakland. 68 pg&e customers have been affected. at times there were 1500 people in the dark this morning. no word on what may have sparked the outage or when power will be restored. it is 5:36. another look at traffic and weather. lawrence? >> yes? [ laughter ] >> that's it. that's all you get. >> i don't know what to say. you know, people are going to be disappointed because this rain just won't stop. >> yeah. this is one of those years, well, really it just won't end. we are starting to get some hints that on the long-range forecast we are going to see an end to the wet season. more scattered light showers around the bay area this morning into petaluma. you can see some of the cells
along the 101. we can expect rainfall up there. north bay, be very, very care: we are going to catch a break from the stormy weather but not much. so enjoy it while we have it. as we head toward the afternoon, this is going to slide eastward. skies should begin to part and we'll dry out as we head toward the afternoon hours. temperatures expected to be in the 60s, near 70 degrees in the warmest spots inland. but there is another storm coming and it could affect the weekend. we'll talk more about that minute. first let's check traffic with gianna. >> thank you, lawrence. we are going now to the altamont pass. we have a trouble spot just reported with chp. westbound 580 at grant line a broken-down vehicle blocking one lane there so traffic a little slow approaching the area. we are seeing some yellow here as well on our sensors. so things are getting busy on the altamont pass. pretty typical though this time of the morning. elsewhere heading eastbound highway 4 or you plan to, right at loveridge, they just wrapped up this construction within the last few minutes. so things should look better through there. however, antioch westbound is starting to build.
typical this time of the morning through antioch. off the bridge not bad, still good through there. back to you guys. >> thank you. hayward police have questioned a person of interest in the disappearanc of the nursing student. the woman was once friends with michelle le. she was last seen friday after a nursing class at a kaiser permanente building in hayward. so far investigators have talked to several friends and acquaintances and issued four separate search warrants but no suspects thus far. pg&e says there is no way it can meet a june 20 deadline to produce safety documents on its gas pipeline system. state regulators ordered pg&e to produce the records in the wake of last year's deadly explosion and fire in san bruno. the documents involve welds on the pipelines dating back to the 1950s. the utility asked for an extension a second time. it says searching for and organizing the documents is
harder than expected. a series of tornadoes in massachusetts damaging about two dozen communities and killing at least four people. this massive funnel cloud forming over the connecticut river sucking up debris and dumping it everywhere. incredible pictures here. today the area is under a state of emergency. the twisters knocked out power to about 50,000 homes. this area has seen tornadoes before but they're rare. >> tend to think of snowstorms and ice storms and, you know, coastal events. it's what we deal with more regularly. but we've seen the power of this event, and it's something we don't want to see very often. >> today 1,000 national guardsmen will be on the ground to help with search and recovery efforts. the e. coli bacteria behind a deadly outbreak that left 18 dead and sickened hundreds in europe is a new strain. the world health organization says they have never seen it before. authorities are scrambling to find the source. germany is warning people to avoid eating lettuce, tomatoes
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northern california. dark clouds and heavy rain swept through today experts begin checking the strength of the tornado that hit northern california. dark clouds and heavy rain swept through yolo county yesterday afternoon. the system spawned several funnel clouds north of sacramento. meteorologists confirmed at least one tornado touched down near yuba city. no damage reported. all right, folks. we do have some showers showing up around the bay area today.
it looks like it is scattered and light so far. most of that confined to the north bay. scattered showers continuing into the santa rosa area and petaluma along the 101. be prepared in this direction. light showers out there this morning. the good news, it is going to be moving out of town and we should start to dry out. the bad news, showers if you are heading out the door this morning. 40s and 50s right now. by the afternoon, we are going to catch a little sunshine out there and temperatures running up well into the 60s almost 70 degrees inland with partly cloudy skies. inside the bay you will see plenty of 60s and 50s and 60s. a little cool at the coast. still, we are looking at things settling down after a wild day yesterday when we had some tornadoes in the central valley again. looks like things not as active although we have a last wave of moisture pushing through keeping things going with a few clouds and light showers. that winds on down but it's only a short break. you have this guy setting up off the coastline. that's going to drop in and bring showers over the weekend.
computer models showing showers pushing through in the morning hours. this afternoon it's out of town. we'll dry things out with a little more sunshine. so the temperatures as a result going to warm up a few more degrees. getting near 70 degrees inland today. next couple of days, we have more rain coming and this could be a real soaker late friday night into saturday. rain showers sunday and monday. but the middle of next week, gianna, here comes the sunshine and finally some warmer weather. she is smiling about that. >> that makes me very happy. all right. let's get to the freeways right now. you're going to be happy as well for your morning drive. so far, so good in the south bay. live look at 101 near mckee, traffic looking good. not bad. on the maps, the rest of the south bay problem-free. chp in the 60s overall, northbound to downtown san jose no troubles, north 280, 101 to
85 only 11 minutes right now. so if you are heading to work, you will probably be on time. checking the rest of the bay area, milpitas 880/237 connector, extra volume but still nice speeds. north bay, we are seeing some showers. so some slick surfaces there. use caution. overall though, still accident- free along 101 heading southbound into marin county. golden gate bridge conditions look very light clear into san francisco. to the bay bridge toll plaza we go, metering lights are still off. we have word though of a broken- down vehicle eastbound on the lower deck near treasure island. looks like you might have one lane blocked there. chp is heading to the scene with tow crews to remove it. the san mateo bridge a nice ride both directions. tail lights towards foster city. 13 minutes between 880 and 101. once you get to 101, traffic good up and down the peninsula. westbound 580 at grant line a stalled vehicle but lot of
green so traffic okay through that area. that's traffic. back to you. >> thank you. let take a check of today's top stories. just in from washington, the number of americans filing for first-time jobless benefits dropped last week but applications remain above levels considered good for job growth. tomorrow the government comes out with the employment report for the month of may. jaycee dugard's kidnappers get sentenced today and they will likely spend the rest of their lives behind bars. phillip and nancy garrido pleaded guilty in april to grabbing dugard off a south lake tahoe street 20 years ago. it's not known if dugard will speak at today's sentencing set for 9 a.m. and gas prices on the way back up just in time for summer. triple-a reports the national average for gas up just about a penny today. it's the first increase in 20 days. prices have fallen by more than 20 cents over the past few weeks. he's in. today mitt romney will officially announce he is running for president. he will kick offer his
presidential campaign in new hampshire, a key state in the primary races. the former bay state governor leads many national polls among republican candidates and he has already raised millions of dollars in campaign cash. romney also ran for the gop nomination just four years ago but came up short. and donald trump may jump back into the presidential race. notes happy with the republican nom -- if he is not happy with the republican nominees. trump says fox news he will run. so far he says he is not impressed with the candidates and says sarah palin wants him to run. and he thinks he might be better off running on the independent ticket. so stay tuned. a new york congressman is breaking his silence now about a lewd twitter photo. anthony weiner says he did not post that picture of a man wearing gray underwear. he claims his account was hacked into with a photo sent to a 21-year-old seattle woman. weiner we neither confirm nor deny it was a photo of him. he hired a lawyer to look into
the matter. and two new york hotels equipping their maids with panic buttons. that's after a couple of sex abuse cases made headlines. the former head of the international monetary fund is accused of trying to rape a housekeeper at the sofitel hotel and then just last weekend, a former egyptian banker was arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a housekeeper at the pierre hotel. san francisco police are investigating a possible hate crime at the harvey milk center. vandals hit the center late friday night or early saturday morning. photo lab at the center took the brunt of the damage. 12 windows were smashed. officers say they found liquor bottles and rocks nearby. those who use the center were shocked by the damage. >> it's really heartbreaking. it was really -- what we're trying to do in the city and this facility, it was shock and disgust and it was -- it just made you angry and sad. >> the total damage estimated
at more than $15,000. the fund has been set up at the center now for donations. no glow for you. the state senate approved a measure to ban indoor tanning by anyone under 18 even if they have parental permission. the bill will head to the assembly. we'll get new guidelines today on what foods we should be eating. >> the government's familiar food pyramid is being replaced. there have been so many complaints it's too confusing. first lady michelle obama is expected to unveil a new plate symbol today and it will have four sections with fruits and vegetables taking up half of it. i had a nutritionest one time tell me with fruits and vegetables especially vegetables, five is five, nine is divine. [ laughter ] >> in other words, you ought to be eating a lot more vegetables. >> bring them on! >> reporter: a bay area man's laptop was stolen so he turned into an amateur sleuth.
how he tracked down the person who stole it. it's pretty cool. it's coming up. ♪ [ music ] and move over, justin bieber! the bay area boy band that is turning heads here and in hollywood. look at you. body rested. stress gone. mind sharp. because unisom gave you tful sleep all night. morning early birds.
computer. joshua kaufman had installed theft-tracking software... that took photos of the man using his co a man was arrested. joshua kaufman had installed theft tracking software that actually took photos of the man using his computer after it was stolen. this man here. kaufman says police initially showed no interest in the case, so he then started a blog called, this guy has my macbook and posted all these photos online. >> i think people were, uhm,
surprised and amazed that software like this existed. a lot of people don't know that it's out there and available. and a lot of people were entertained by the photos, thought it was funny. a lot of people were just cheering me on. they wanted some action to happen. they wanted the police to do something about it. >> well, it worked. after media contacted police, kaufman got the action he wanted. officers arrested the man on tuesday and he is due to be arraigned tomorrow. >> i love that story. a business website has done a little digging to come up with a list of the first people to ever sign up for facebook. business insider says the first three profiles are empty suggesting maybe they were just test pages or simply deleted. ceo mark zuckerberg is number 4. he is followed by a pair of old harvard roommates who helped zuckerberg launch facebook. okay. move over justin bieber. there is a new boy band from the east bay that's turning a lot of heads here and in hollywood. ♪ [ music ]
>> they are called modern day kids or mdk. the young men are getting plenty of attention around san ramon. they have been booked at whiskey a go-go where the doors were discovered. >> have you seen the justin bieber documentary? >> no. >> i knew nothing about him and just to see where he started and how far he has come selling out madison square garden in what a year and a half? >> that's amazing and gianna has some very famous kids coming up. >> i do. pacifica has haunted by heroes who have also played at the whiskey and they are only 10 and 11. >> isn't there a school of rock where kids can go and learn to be rock stars? >> we are making all kinds of great musicians in the bay area. in pacifica there is coastside music. >> we'll have to see some video. >> are you making any friends lately there, lawrence? >> i don't have any friends. there is nobody that wants to
talk to me right now. >> keep your seat way over there, pal. this rain keeps coming. we have more showers this morning if you are headed out the door. most of that just some light showers and confined to the north bay right now but we could see a couple of showers wander further south. we are going to catch a break this afternoon. more sunshine, temperatures up near 70 degrees in the warmest spots inland. by late in the day tomorrow, here comes more rain. could be a pretty good soaker over the weekend. let's check on traffic. >> thank you, lawrence. we have a couple of stalled vehicles on the bay bridge, the first one on the lower deck as you approach treasure island or just past there. they are trying to push this one out of the road. on the upper deck i just heard from chp we have another stalled vehicle. looks like they are also getting this one off the road. here's a live look at the bay bridge. so far we are still seeing nice speeds heading in and out of san francisco or from san francisco into oakland. when you approach the toll plaza, traffic very light. metering lights off. an easy ride off the eastshore freeway. mass transit a good choice right now. bart, ace, muni metro and caltrain all right on time.
>> looking good. thank you. you like breakfast? >> oh, yeah. >> i know do you. >> love it. >> testing the limits of a familiar deal all you can eat pancakes. would you like that? >> i do. and especially 7 california teens. they found out how many they could eat in one sitting. they ordered the $5 special in denny's in orange county and spent the next 24 hours how long can down on the pancakes. at one point the kitchen ran out of batter. at the end of the pancake-a- thon they stuffed away 301 pancakes, more than 14,000 calories for the kids. they are now on the biggest loser by the way. >> probably so. >> 301 pancakes. i can do maybe one. >> i'm good for three or four. after that pretty well done. it is 5:56. coming up in the next half hour. a security breach at google. how hackers broke into hundreds of email accounts. and he has taken two lie detecter tests in the attack on
bryan stow. this morning our first hint of whether giovanni ramirez passed or failed. we are talking layoffs again in san jose. unfortunately, hope is really fading fast to save police officer jobs. we'll have all the details for you coming up. before you sit down to your morning cup of coffee in san francisco, be careful where you put your purse. you may be a victim or target for the bluetooth bandit. we'll explain. ,,,,,,
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