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thousands from bay area women. good morning, i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm sydnie kohara. your time coming up on 6:00. let's get a look at traffic and weather on this thursday and we'll head to lawrence who heads out the door with an umbrella. >> light showers around the bay area. you can see that scattered about much of the north bay right now. more cells off the coastline going to keep things unsettled this morning. looks like we are going to catch a brief break in the stormy weather but there is another storm coming our way and it will impact the weekend. we'll talk more about that in a minute. let's check traffic with gianna. >> thank you, lawrence. we have a couple things going on at the bay bridge. first of all on the lower deck, stalled vehicle approaching treasure island. they are trying to push this one of the out road. upper deck breakdown is off the road. metering lights off of the bay bridge toll plaza. nice ride off the eastshore freeway. coming up a live look at the golden gate bridge. back to you. >> thank you. a warning for women to watch their purses. a man known as the bluetooth bandit is targeting people all
over san francisco. anser hussein has the story. >> reporter: good morning. women who may come for a company of coffee may sit down, put their purse or handbag on the backs of their chair and they could be a target. here's why. this is a picture of the man known as the bluetooth bandit. san francisco police have surveillance video of the man reaching into purses and bags of the victims as they hang on the chair backs and then reaches in and grabs their wallet. he will use his bluetooth to coordinate with his accomplices, who distract the victims as they are being robbed. this is not some small pickpocket operation. they have racked up tens of thousands in charges as they head out on shopping sprees 20 minutes after the robberies. they hit up stores like costco, apple, even nordstrom. one lady was charged with $15,000 in fraudulent charges or her credit card alone. the bluetooth bandit is
described as an african- american male, 40 to 50 years old, between 5'8" and 5'11." san francisco police department says he is nicely dressed with a pidgeon-toed walk. they began their robberies back in jim and took a break but they are back at it again. the san francisco police department wants women to be aware of where you put your handbags and purses at a restaurant and coffee shop anywhere in san francisco. there is no specific area that he is targeting. everyone seems to be fair game. >> thank you, anser hussein in san francisco. police in san rafael hope surveillance video will help them catch the man who robbed a sandwich shop. investigators say the man was armed with a black semi- automatic handgun friday afternoon when he robbed a subway at the marin square shopping center. anyone who recognizes the suspect is urged to contact bay area crimestoppers. 6:02. phillip and nancy garrido will learn their fate today for
kidnapping jaycee dugard and holding her captive for 18 years. and the big question is, will jaycee make a statement at the sentencing? dugard was just 11 years old when she was grabbed off a street in south lake tahoe. we'll have a live report on today's sentencing coming up later on. san jose could be forced to lay off more police officers. talks between the city and the police officers association breaking down last night. let's go to elizabeth wenger who joins us now from police headquarters with more on the impact that this could have on public safety. elizabeth, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, sydnie. that's right. we're talking layoffs once again in san jose. you know, they really had hoped to get a last-minute deal. but unfortunately, now hope is fading fast to save these 156 police officer jobs. so obviously, some pretty big stakes and, yes, now public safety an issue, as well. let's break it down for new terms of numbers of exactly -- for you in terms of numbers of exactly what we are talking about here. without a deal the city says it
will have to lay off 278 officers. an agreement while not saving everyone's job, it will protect 156 of them. the "san jose mercury news" reports the main sticking point right now is changes over pensions. san jose city leaders said they tried everything they could to get a deal done. obviously it still wasn't enough. official with the police department association expressed similar disappointment because they thought they were getting close. of course, looming over this whole situation is a budget deficit. san jose's tenth straight budget gap which now stands at $115 million. six other unions by the way including the firefighters accepted similar cuts in their deals with the city. so yesterday we understand was technically the deadline for getting a deal to present to the city council but obviously there are big stakes when you're talking about more than 150 jobs and public safety so there is a chance the council will still try to get the sides together to hopefully reach an agreement before this actually becomes a done deal and these layoffs become effective. back to you.
>> negotiations like this going on all over the bay area with cities who are cash-strapped. elizabeth, thanks very much. elizabeth wenger in san jose. hayward police have questioned a person of interest in the disappearance of a nursing student. the woman was once a friend of 26-year-old michelle le. le was last seen friday after a nursing class at the kaiser permanente building in hayward. so far, investigators say they have talked to several friends and a ton of acquaintances and issued four separate search warrants but no suspects just yet. we will apparently never know the results of the two lie detector tests on the bryan stow beating suspect. 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 but officials say they are not going to be revealing the results. it is 6:05. he is used to being mr.
congeniality here in the -- >> but everyone is avoiding him because you're like pigpen with a rain cloud over you. >> i'm like the plague! nobody wants to be around me. we have more showers out there folks scattered around the north bay. it's falling apart as it moves through. just light showers now. i think the weather will improve toward the afternoon hours. but if you are heading out this morning, plan on a few showers outside today but the system very weak that's sliding through right now. by the afternoon, parentally cloudy skies, some sunshine -- partly cloudy skies, some sunshine sneaking through, near 70 in san jose, 63 in san francisco. next couple of days, we are going to catch a brief break but more clouds coming in. looks like rain developing late friday and through the weekend. gianna has traffic. >> thank you, lawrence. we have a couple things going on. we have delays along the altamont pass. slight delays due to a broken- down vehicle westbound 580 at grant line blocking one lane. look at the yellow on your sensors. traffic is building through the altamont pass. elsewhere highway 4 also one of
our slow spots, delays westbound through antioch starting right around hillcrest. coming off the antioch bridge though traffic is not doing too badly. just a steady flow of cars through there. things slow through that portion of antioch. you will see brake lights in pittsburg and a live look at the san mateo bridge. not bad. >> thank you. more delays from pg&e. why the utility is once again pushing back the release of crucial pipeline records. plus, twisters roar through new england killing four people. today's plan of action after a rare tornado outbreak. and one of basketball's biggest men hanging up his jersey. the unique way shaquille o'neal announcing his retirement when we come back. i'm chris wragge. another big name throws his hat in the ring. we'll take you to new hampshire as mitt romney makes his run for president official coming up on "the early show."
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they asked for the deadline to again be delayed saying the job of searching for and organizing the documents is more difficult than they expected. massachusetts under a state of emergency after a string of deadly tornadoes ripped through the state. cameras caught this funnel cloud swirling over the connecticut river sucking up debris and dumping it everywhere. the twisters left at least four dead and a dozen injured. this area has seen tornadoes before but they are rare. >> tend to think of snowstorms and ice storms and, you know, coastal events. that'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. we also had some violent weather yesterday. heavy rain hit the sacramento valley. the system spawning several funnel clouds north of sacramento. meteorologists confirm at least one tornado touched down near yuba city.
no damage reported. but experts will be there this morning to try to determine just how strong that tornado was. >> think we're all ready for sunshine. >> i think so, too. >> just a little bit. 6:11. sentencing day for nancy and phillip garrido. the big question about today's hearing coming up in a live report from the courthouse. say good-bye to the food pyramid. the feds dishing out new diet guidelines. we'll have a sneak peek at what they are serving up. >> showers early on this morning, this afternoon partly cloudy skies at sfo. should be some good flying conditions. you got to get away from the rain heading south? should be hot in parts of the south. temperatures well into the 90s into houston, about 59 degrees. partly cloudy skies there. and -- 95 degrees there. atlanta looking hot this afternoon. sunshine and cloudy, 95 degrees. the rest of your forecast is coming up. ,,,, [ man ] i got this new citi thankyou card
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this is a big question. but one we cannot answer at least at this point. take a look here at the courthouse. you can see they do have an interview area sectioned off because of the nationwide attention this case has received over the last year and a half. sentencing is scheduled for 9 a.m. phillip garrido could receive a maximum of 431 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to kidnapping jaycee in 1991 and several counts of sexual assault. nancy garrido will receive 36 years to life sentence for her guilty plea for kidnapping and rape by force. because of california sentencing laws, that penalty does not qualify in this case. this prevents jaycee and her children from testifying at trial. she was held for 18 years in garrido's antioch backyard. rumors are swirling about whether jaycee will confront her attackers at this point.
it hasn't been confirmed. it is likely though that catherine hall will be here. hall was one of garrido's rape victims more than 30 years ago that he was convicted and released for. we spoke with nancy garrido's attorney. she does not plan to speak but her attorney will issue an apology on her behalf. whether or not phillip garrido will issue a statement before that sentence is handed down remains to be seen, as well. that's the latest here at the courthouse. melissa cabral for cbs 5. >> and, of course, melissa, i mean, uhm, jaycee and her two daughters, again, uhm, back with her family and trying to get their lives together. she has written a book, hasn't she? >> reporter: she has written a book and that memoir is scheduled to be released in july. so it makes sense that she would be here making a public appearance. but at the same time, as you know, the grand jury indictment in this case is sealed so a lot of the information about her testimony that allowed the grand jury to indict both phillip and nancy garrido is
unknown at this point. i know a lot of people are interested to see what's in there and, of course, a lot of those details will be out in her book later this summer. >> well, all eyes will be on placerville around 9:00 today. melissa cabral live in placerville, thank you so much. i know folks tired of the rain but you know what? at least it makes for beautiful sunrises here in the bay area. check this out. the sun coming up, you got those clouds out there, as well. what a neat shot this morning. we still have a couple of light showers around the bay area, most of that is located toward the north bay. this is really falling apart in the last half hour, seeing the cloud tops warming up, showers toward santa rosa but i think the weather simple proving throughout the day today -- is improving throughout the day today. chance of showers out the door mainly to the north. toward the afternoon just partly cloudy skies dry temperatures near 70 in the warmest spots inland. 60s in the bay and 50s and 60s at the coastline with partly cloudy skies. wild weather yesterday, reports of tornadoes, funnel clouds
into the central valley. that's moved eastward now. you can see this weak system sliding toward the bay area and yeah, it's falling apart and moving onshore. this is going to wind down but it's only going to be a brief break and then setting up for the weekend. we have another area of low pressure that's dropping in off the coast and going to sit there spinning around and spin up moisture picking it up off the pacific and compositing it here in the bay area. -- depositing it here in the bay area and that means more rain is coming our way. this morning, it will move out. think sunshine will be moving i -- moving in this afternoon. 60s and 70s inland, 50s and 60s at the coast, and plenty of 60s inside the bay. looking out over the next couple of days, tomorrow chance of showers developing in the afternoon and overnight on friday into saturday. more showers right into the weekend. sunshine makes a return as we head toward the middle of next
week. >> let's look at the south bay. san jose not bad at all accident-free in the south bay. live look at 101 near mckee. nice speeds through there. on the maps, heading 280 through san jose, everything is actually moving at some nice speeds there. typically we see delays just after 7:00. so still holding steady on the northbound side of 280 through downtown san jose and also the rest of the south bay milpitas, 880/237 connector, a few cars out there on the roads so it is getting busy but still seeing okay speeds there, as well. elsewhere, we are heading to the bay bridge on the lower deck a broken-down vehicle just past treasure island. that's now cleared. extra volume on the upper deck out of oakland into san francisco. live look at the bay bridge right now. if you are heading towards the toll plaza, metering lights are still off. i'll check on that in just a minute. but you can see traffic is starting to back up so they are probably going to turn them on
in a few minutes. still okay out of the maze and the eastshore freeway. not a lot going on here, everything cleared both directions, headlines towards hayward traffic moving well there. heading westbound 92, towards foster city, everything cruisin along, 13 minutes from 880 to 101. once you get to 101 traffic is nice along the peninsula. golden gate bridge extra volume but still moving pretty nice. back to you. >> thank you. a new role for the giants off the field of. a groundbreaking video against bullis and how a fan started it all. plus, google warning about a cyberattack. how hackers put hundreds of email accounts at risk. ,,,,
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a major security breach at google. hackers in china breaking into gmail accounts. the cyberattack hitting hundreds of accounts including those belonging senior government officials and political activists. the online site says all victims have been notified and their accounts have now been secured. google believes hackers using phishing scams to trick them into sharing their passwords. 6:24. the feds are about to serve up new nutritional guidelines. the old food pyramid is being replaced. here's what they are dishing up instead. first lady michelle obama will unveil the new plate symbol
later this morning. it has four sections with fruits and vegetables taking up half. the other section will include grains and proteins. dairy items will be in a separate circle. this morning the san francisco giants are doing something no other professional sports team has ever done before. >> promise you it gets better. >> it get better. >> the team just posted a message on its website to gay and lesbian teenagers. it's all part of an online campaign against gay bullying and homophobia called it gets better. one of the most recognizable men in basketball one of the biggest guys, too, is hanging up his sneakers. >> shaquille o'neal says he is done playing the game after 19 years in the nba. shaq posting a video to fans yesterday announcing his retirement. his latest team the boston celtics had not been told of the decision directly but i
guess now they know. o'neill says he is retiring because of his nagging achilles injury but he has four nba championship rings. >> but i think only played in 37 of their 80-plus games. >> it's been tough. >> he was always hurt. and, you know, getting old. >> he had a really good run. >> he had a real good run with the lakers. after that, i think he was kind of done. it is 6:26. coming up, wall street has one of its worst days in months. we'll tell you how new job numbers today will be affecting the market. >> plus the main suspect in the bryan stow beating hasn't -- not one but two lie detecter tests. what the defense is hinting about the results. >> it's call the bluetooth bandit sticking victims with -- he is calmed the bluetooth bandit sticking victims with thousands in fraudulent charges. we'll explain straight ahead. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. and that sunshine peeking out as we take a live look from our camera from mount vaca. looks like we'll get a little bit of sunshine today, but then you see what's right above that is those dark clouds. lawrence says the rain is not over yet. it could be moving into the weekend, as well. >> a little sweet and sour there. >> yeah. >> let's go to -- >> opening bell. >> the east coast.
>> wall street. the dow coming off its biggest drop in nearly a year. tough, tough day yesterday, 280 points. and this morning, we are waiting to see how the market reacts to the new jobs report that was just released as well as a couple of earnings reports. not so good. but there may be some bargain hunters going in to lift the market. we'll have a moneywatch report from kcbs moneywatch reporter jason brooks coming up in 10 minutes. good morning, it is thursday, june 2. i'm sydnie kohara. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. time now is 6:30. you saw that beautiful shot of mount vaca. perhaps there is a glimmer of hope today that we'll see the light at the end of the tunnel in. >> that may be weeks away. we have storms heading in our direction. today light showers in the north bay, settling down somewhat. through the day we'll see more sunshine and as we move toward the afternoon, a lot of sunshine around the bay area. but there's a bigger storm coming. it will definitely affect your weekend. we'll talk more about that in a minute. right now let's check traffic
with gianna. >> good morning. we are going to the bay bridge toll plaza. the metering lights are on and we are starting to see a line of cars stack up there especially in the cash lanes so give yourself some extra time. back to you. >> thank you. a con man is stealing credit cards from women's purses. there have been a string of thefts. let's go to anser hussein in san francisco with how this person nicknamed the bluetooth bandit operates. anser, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, who doesn't enjoy the morning cup of coffee, coffee shops like this one here on market street in san francisco getting busy. if you are someone to who likes to get your cup of joe and sit down, you may put your purse or your bag on the back of your chair, you may be a target. here's why. this is a picture of the man known as the bluetooth bandit. san francisco police have surveillance video of the man reaching into the purses and
bags of victims and grabbing the women's wallets. 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 sprees hitting costco,apple, nordstrom. one lady was charged in $15,000 in fraudulent charges on her credit card alone. we spoke to some shoppers this morning. they say they will be more aware and that's exactly what san francisco pd wants people to do. the bluetooth bandit is being described as an african- american male, 40 to 50 years old, probably about 5'8 "to 5" 11", nicely dressed with a pidgeon-toed walk. he has been involved in at least eight cases. females are always the target and they are leaving their purses and handbags in open
display. so that's what's key. san francisco police department wants victims using a handbag to keep an eye on your belongings and to report any suspicious activity to san francisco pd. live in san francisco, anser hussein, cbs 5. >> it must be a sophisticated operation. the reason they can spend so quickly is they get it and they go straight to the stores. and so the person may still be sitting at the coffee shop , huh. >> reporter: that's right. within 20 minutes of taking the credit card, the victims are hit with charges from stores around the city. >> all right. anser, thanks very much. that's a warning to everybody out there. don't you see open purses everywhere? anser hussein in san francisco, thanks. 6:33. a major breakdown in police negotiations down in san jose and this morning, it could mean even more officer layoffs. elizabeth wenger joins us from police headquarters with the sticking point and just how many jobs might be on the line. good morning. >> good morning. >> reporter: that's right.
not very good news from here in san jose. you know, they were hoping for an 11th hour deal but as you said, talks broke down yesterday between the police officers association and city leaders. so let's break it down for you in terms of the numbers and what we're talking about here. without a deal, without a deal, the city says it will have it lay off 278 officers. an agreement, while not saving everyone's job, it will protect 156 of them. the "san jose mercury news" reports the main sticking point is pension concessions. san jose city leaders tried everything they could to get a deal done and it wasn't enough. officials with the police department association expressed similar disappointments because they thought they were close. of course, looming over this entire situation is a budget deficit. it's in fact san jose's tenth straight budget gap now at $115 million. six other unions including the firefighters accepted similar cuts with their deals with the city. and in fact just a couple of
days ago, the council here imposed 10% cuts on four city employee unions that amounts to half of the workforce. so yesterday was technically the deadline to get this deal done and avoid these layoffs or the majority of those layoffs. but again, this is an issue of public safety. we have 156 police officer jobs on the line. so the council is still going to urge both sides to get together to hopefully avoid these major layoffs here in san jose. so frank, we're not sure when the absolute deadline is but it sounds like both sides are at least still open to talking. >> and that's the important thing. as long as they are still talking people are employed and they can work something out, they can keep them employed. that's the bottom line. elizabeth wenger live in san jose, thank you. the cause of an apartment fire under investigation on the 200 block of douglas lane last night is under investigation. neighbors her gunfire during the fire. they believe shotgun shells were in one of the apartments. only one unit was damaged in pleasant hill. nobody was hurt. right now dozens of people
without power in the east bay. that outage reported just after 3 a.m. this morning near 44th avenue and international boulevard in oakland. 68 pg&e customers have been affected. at its right there were 1500 people in the dark. no word on what sparked the outage or when it will be restored. time now is 6:36. weather-wise, well, thought remains the same i guess. >> if you sleep in you may miss most of this one. this one starting to fall apart right now. so folks stay in bed a little longer. we a couple of scattered showers out there now, most of that into the north bay. but i think this storm system winding down in a hurry now as the cloud tops turn from the nice cold white to warmer stuff a good sign that the system is falling apart and that's we're seeing on the doppler, too. we'll see more sunshine in the afternoon. we could use it. temperatures near 70 degrees into san jose this afternoon.
67 in concord. about 64 degrees in oakland and 63 in san francisco. this is only a brief break, though. we have a stronger storm coming. more on that in a minute. right now time for a traffic check with gianna. >> thank you. let's go live right now to pleasanton. 580/680 starting to see extra volume as you come off of westbound 580 approaching the 680 interchange. so pleasanton dublin interchange getting busy. also just east of there, on the maps, you are going to see some delays as well through the altamont pass. 19 minutes west 580 from the altamont pass to 680. we had a stalled vehicle at grant line that's out of there. everything cleared through that portion. new wreck though southbound 680 at sheridan i'm just learning from chp this may be blocking lanes. debris in the road. more on that coming up but back to you at the news desk. thank you. 6:37. we are just hours away from learning the fate of the couple who kidnapped jaycee dugard. a big question is whether dugard will speak at this morning's sentencing in placerville at 9 a.m.
they pled guilty in april to kidnapping and rape charges. they held jaycee dugard captive for nearly 18 years in antioch. both garridos are expected to spend life in prison. two lie detector tests but officials say the results will be a secret. that is 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. hayward police have questioned a person of interest in the disappearance of a nursing student. the woman was once friends with 26-year-old michelle le. le was last seen friday after a nursing class at the kaiser permanente building in hayward. investigators say they have talk to several friends and acquaintances and issued four separate search warrants. pg&e says there is no way it can immediate a deadline of
june 20 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. now, the documents involve welds on the pipelines that date back to the '50s and this week the utility requested a delay saying the job for searching and organizing the documents is more difficult than expected. well, are you looking for something fun to do over the weekend? >> all the time. liam mayclem is here with a major musical making its world premier in the bay area. and the market just opened about 10 minutes ago. tough day yesterday. let's check the numbers. so far, so good. it's very early though. we are going to get an update from kcbs moneywatch reporter jason brooks when we come back. ,,,, ♪ [ ukulele strumming ]
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cloud formed over the connecticut you you this we have crazy weather -- you think we have crazy weather here? a massive funnel cloud formed near springfield, massachusetts, yesterday. it's one of a string of twisters to hit the state. at least four people are dead, a dozen others injured. today the area is under a state
of emergency. northern california also had a tornado yesterday part of a big storm that moved across the sacramento valley. the tornado hit a few miles north of yuba city. the national weather service will determine how strong it was. >> wild day yesterday. a lot of clouds over the bay now. most of the showers have been in the north bay and that's where it continues this morning. light showers there beginning to break up a bit. looking toward santa rosa, scattered light showers there, toward northern sonoma county. we'll see showers beginning to taper offer throughout the day. if you are stepping outside, chance of some showers inland, looks like temperatures running into the 40s and 50s now, a lot of clouds out there at this hour. by the afternoon, well, it will be partly cloudy but we are going to warm those temperatures up just a bit. near 70 the warmest spots inland, 60s inside the bay and 50s and 60s, partly cloudy at the coast. stormy weather breaking up a bit. we have had this last wave of
moisture pushing onshore. that's beginning to fall apart more so right now and i think as we head toward the afternoon, a little more sunshine headed our way and some drier conditions. so we are going to catch a short break but not for long, folks. we have this guy right here that's developing in the gulf of alaska. it is going to drop in right off the coastline, spinning around. and it's going to spin up wave after wave of moisture looks like for the weekend. so could be a pretty wet weekend for the bay area. temperatures for today, let's plan on 68 degrees in fairfield, 69 in san jose, 50s and 60s coastside. next couple of days, well, we are going to see this short break and lasting through part of friday. then by the afternoon, clouds roll back in, chance of showers late in the day. rain becoming heavy at times overnight friday into saturday. showers through the weekend. drier next week. time now for a traffic check with gianna. >> thank you, lawrence. and to fremont we go. we have an accident southbound 680 and it's causing some delays. this is right near those 680 express lanes so give yourself some extra time if you are
heading out the door through here. south 680 at sheridan. two lanes are blocked for this injury accident. we have debris reported in the roadway. you can see all this yellow here on your sensors so traffic is starting to build through that area. we'll let you know when it gets cleared out of the road. altamont pass 20-minute ride westbound 580 from the altamont pass to 680. delays start at 205 so that's a sluggish commute. westbound highway 4 tapping the brakes from lone tree to somersville and a few brakes in pittsburg westbound 4. 101 heading to sfo, not bad, looks good through san mateo, north of there into burlingame, san bruno, 280 also problem-free. heading into san francisco some slight delays, the usual stuff northbound. not too bad overall. 101 near candlestick traffic nice in both directions. not the case at the bay bridge toll plaza, check this out. traffic is stacked up slow and go. the metering lights are on. looks like we are seeing some slight delays now coming off
the eastshore freeway. looking at 20 minutes now west 80 from the carquinez bridge to the maze. if you're tacking 880 northbound to the maze and towards the bay bridge toll plaza, we are seeing extra volume here. but still okay speeds, southbound cruising not a bad ride at all. you are going to see some slightly slower speeds as you hit hayward, but overall not too bad. still a good drive. and the golden gate bridge looking good, as well. both directions clear, not a bad right, as well. live look at 101 in san jose and so far traffic actually looking good in the south bay just extra volume. that's traffic, back to you guys. >> thank you. wall street coming off one of its worst days in nearly a year and new unemployment numbers are coming out this morning. >> here now is jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. jason, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, sydnie. good morning, frank. we can only hope for a better day today on wall street. the latest economic signals ensure the economy is hitting a soft patch. really did some damage to the numbers yesterday. the dow loss over 2% of its value. it was its worst single day
session since august of last year. we are getting more economic numbers out there this morning. the job market is in focus. first time weekly unemployment claims fell by 6,000 to 422,000. it's the first drop but still too high to suggest any meaningful job growth. need to see that number below 400,000. and in the meantime, employers are getting about as much as they possibly can out of their employees. worker productivity in the 1st quarter rose 1.8%. a big slowdown from the prior quarter when there was a 2.9% gain. employers essentially need to start to ramp up hiring to further get any productivity gains. there is the big head wind right now because there isn't a lot of hiring going on. retailers also reporting their may sales numbers for the most part a pretty mixed month. a lot of consumers concerned about all the money they have to shell out for gas and
groceries. so they are pulling back in other areas. san francisco-based gap continues to disappoint. we have had a rough year so far. and the sales numbers across its three major chains was down 4% in may. ross continues to do better mainly because of its discounted items. ross sales were up 4%. and that did beat wall street expectations. market off to a mixed start. a lot of nervousness out there. moody downgrade greece's credit rating, nailing the market. same this morning. dow down by 45, nasdaq down 1. the s&p is lower by 4 points. >> that forecast is a lot lik -- that forecast is a lot like our weather. >> not very good. >> thank you, jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. well, the weekend is almost here. and time to start making those weekend plans. >> we shall. liam mayclem is here from "eye on the bay" and you have some
great ideas. you're very excited about this, aren't you. >> i am. i'm bringing sunshine this morning because, ladies and gentlemen, at last, armstead's brilliant love letter to san francisco tales of the city, has been adapted for the stage and is enjoying a world premier run at the american conservatory theater on geary street. details first written for the "chronicle" 35 years ago center around 1970s san francisco and the residents of 28 barberry lane. this musical i have to say it delivers on every front. a $2million budget and it shows. the music and lyrics make you want to swing your polyester pants from beginning to end. [ laughter ] >> you have those, don't you, frank? >> somewhere. >> performance are solid. betsy wilson is perfect as marianne singleton. judy case with the pot smoking
mrs. madrigal. >> and there is heart and emotion. i was crying like a little girl throughout this. at the same time, i was overjoyed. it took you on a ride like nothing else. you will not be disappointed if you love the books, if you love the pbs series. so full marks, act, for delivering this really ambitious project, a delicious project but giving us reasons many more reasons more to love armstead morton and his tales. >> you know what? i think it's going to go all the way from geary street all the way to broadway. i really hope it does. here's the info. if you want to see them, this magical barkley free spirit in san francisco story now playing at act on geary street in san francisco. take friends, take lovers, take your family. and see it while you can. >> how long is it there? >> hopefully end of july, may be extended if interest is it there and i think it will be. can you tell i loved it?
>> he has a new book out as well? >> yes. right here. here's a photograph. i had a equipment moment with armstead. we taped a special for "eye on the bay" for our summer entertainment series so there is the legendary writer himself. and you will see that soon on "eye on the bay." and the latest book tales of the city marianne and autumn here it is, it's number 8 in the series as delightful as rich full of texture and a nod to our city. you're reading this and you hear him mention 24th street. it's brimming with all the goodness of all the seven books. >> it's our bay area. next, tickets are on sale for the international lgbt international film festival showcasing movies from more than 40 countries. the festival doesn't start until june 16th but i advise you to get tickets now because as always, here's the trailer
promoting it, those tickets go quick for the fest. get out there. have an amazing weekend and tales, tales, and more tales. >> are you going back? >> i'm going back to take friends. go and see it a couple of times if you can golem "eye on the bay," good stuff. >> have a jolly good weekend. >> it is 6:52. they are calling him the bluetooth bandit. >> a clever crook is swiping purses from women right here in the bay area. the quirky habit that could help police catch him coming up. and if you have a story idea or comment to share, email email@example.com. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
♪ [ male announcer ] who's your car's best friend? gasoline that cleans. chevron with techron. care for your car. anser hassan is in san francisco, where police are trying to find a credit card thief. welcome back. he usually has a bluetooth in his ear when he is ripping women on. anser hussein in san francisco where police are trying to find a credit card thief. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. they are calling him the bluetooth bandit because he uses a bluetooth earpiece to coordinate his robberies. here's a picture of the suggestion respect known as the bluetooth bandit. he is targeting women, women who hang their bags or purses on the backs of their chairs while at a restaurant or a coffee shop throughout san francisco. he is even targeting women on muni. san francisco police department
has surveillance video of the suspect using his bluetooth to coordinate with his accomplices. they will distract the victim as they are being robbed. the bandit has racked up tens of thousands in fraudulent charges. he uses the credit card of his victims to make purchases at stores like apple, target, even nordstrom's. the bluetooth bandit is a black man, probably 40 to 50, and always nicely dressed. now, san francisco pd wants people to be mindful of where they place their bags or purses and to report any suspicious activity to law enforcement. reporting live, anser hussein, cbs 5. >> thank you. in about two hours, phillip and phillip garrido will learn their fate for the kidnap and rape of jaycee dugard. the question, will jaycee dugard make a statement at the sentencing? she was just 11 years old when she was grabbed off of the street in south lake tahoe. she was kept in the garridos'
backyard in antioch for nearly 18 years. and hopes are fading for a deal that would reduce the number of layoffs in the san jose police department. talks broke down yesterday with negotiators from the city and the police officers association unable to reach agreement on pension changes. without a deal, the city says it will have to lay off 278 officers. an agreement could save 156 of those jobs. 6:57. it's your thursday. are we going to have sunshine today? >> no. >> come on. >> a little. >> we'll see a little sunshine especially toward the afternoon hours. the storm system already breaking up outside just a bit. you have some light showers toward santa rosa, more scattered showers this morning. toward the afternoon here comes the sunshine and temperatures near 70 inland. a lot of 60s inside the bay, 50s and 60s coastside. tomorrow starting out nice but toward the afternoon, here come those clouds again. and that low is going to spin
along the coastline. more rain coming our way possibly heavy at times overnight friday into saturday. showers all weekend long and probably monday. >> fabulous. >> everybody is loving that. >> gianna? >> all right, lawrence, thank you. we have a couple of things brewing on the roads that may slow you down. first of all i just got word of an accident in the south bay 101 northbound at 13. it's blocking lanes backing traffic up pretty much between tully and mckee. so give yourself some extra time. this wreck south 680 at sheridan in fremont we are seeing delays here, as well. a couple of lanes blocked on this one. traffic is slow there. brake lights through the altamont pass. really loaded this up morning, westbound 580 starting at about 205 through airway. and the bay bridge toll plaza metering lights are on. it's business as usual. so give yourself some extra time. >> thank you. an outrageous stunt lands a biker in the guinness book of world records. >> check it out. one wild ride. this is jed melvin completing the world's first triple back flip on a bmx over the weekend.
and he landed it. here's the cool cam here. he did it in front of 2,000 fans. spent months planning this stunt. he said he was so nervous he almost had a heart attack. >> if you are about to kill yourself on your bicycle -- >> and he did the landing. it's phenomenal. glad he made it. >> if that was your childs, would you want him to do that? >> no. you watch some of those kids do, with the snowboards, too? forget about it. >> he made it. that is it for us. thanks so much for watching cbs 5 "early edition." >> between going to see you right back here tomorrow morning. 4:30. hopefully with some sunshine. >> yeah, hopefully. >> i doubt it. [ laughter ] >> enjoy your thursday. >> what do you think, gianna? think we should send lawrence back to the weekends? >> get him out of here! >> we love lawrence. this is great sleeping weather, huh? >> absolutely. >> you know, that's what i like about it. >> that's always -- >> unless you have to get up at 2