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the bridge. they warned the captain just before the crash. >> i just want to confirm everything is okay. >> reporter: moments later, police react. >> [ bleep ] >> and the ship just hit the bridge. >> [ bleep ] >> we will indeed look forward to presenting, at trial, the evidence and testimony that we believe will establish that captain kleess acted appropriately. >> reporter: a state judge will take up the case within about 40 days. in the meantime, the board suspended kleess's license. >> he can't power anymore vessels, so he's gotta basically look at another career. >> reporter: no oil was spilled and no one was injured. but there was damage to the bay bridge. why environmentists say this case offers a good lesson to residents around the bay. reporting live in san francisco, david stevenson,
ktvu channel 2 news. an angry protest today outside of ucsf medical center and it ended with several people being arrested. lauren is there tonight. >> reporter: frank, they were blocking the roadway out here. this is a busy street here in front of ucsf medical center. when protesters refused to move, police arrested them. >> i planned for it, and if i could do a little bit of extra, then i'm in on it. >> reporter: officers arrested and cited ten protesters. among them, a patient and a lab technician. the ucsf employees and union officials are speaking out against the recent elimination of 300 positions here, including nurses and hospitality workers. >> i don't like to lose my job here. i like to work with the
patients, with the people, especially the elderly ones. >> reporter: the hop's chief operating officer says the layoffs will help the center prepare for some of the costs associated with the new health care reform act. we'll have much more on ktvu at 7 p.m., including reaction from a nurse who says this has created a problem, she thinks, in the intensive care unit here. reporting live, lauren blanco, ktvu channel 2 news. a measure has passed the assembly education committee to install alarms in classrooms, cafeterias, gyms and other busy areas. the alarms would send a signal directly to local law enforcement. schools would only have to install them in the federal government comes up with the money. backers say it would cost at least $10 million to equip california's schools. the governor of connecticut today signed one of the toughest gun-control laws in
the nation. family members of the shootings in newtown surrounded governor malloy today for the signing ceremony. the measure sets up eligibility requirements to buy ammunition. the law is the result of a bipartisan deal in the connecticut legislature. >> i hope that this is an example to the rest of the nation. certainly to our leaders in washington, who seem so deeply divided about an issue such as universal background checks, where the country is not divided itself. >> the shootings four months ago at sandy hook elementary school left 20 children and six educators dead. the president left the bay area this afternoon after spending less than 24 hours here, but in that time it's believed he raised more than $3 million for democrats.
>> reporter: we are here live right near sfo. let's give you a live look. you can see a british airways plane just about to take off from sfo. one of the big things that happens at an airport when air force one lands or takes off is that it interferes with air traffic. right now, traffic back to normal here at sfo. the president left the intercontinental hotel heading for crissy field. he raised more than $3 million for democrats for the upcoming congressional elections. the president's visit today drew a smaller crowd of protesters than last night. environmentists dedicated to blocking the keystone oil pipeline from canada to the gulf coast. >> there are many possible leaks along the way that can pollute our water supply and our land. so it's really a very terrible idea. >> i came down to see the
action. protesters were here. i went and made my little hand sign. and the president dropped by. a lot of guns, a lot of security. >> reporter: and the president took off from sfo at about 1:15 this afternoon on his way back to washington, d.c. he is scheduled to land there in about an hour. we're live near sfo, ktvu channel 2 news. at one of today's fund- raisers, the president also reportedly made comments about attorney general kamala harris. he called her brilliant, dedicated and tough. he also says, she also happens to be, by far, the best looking attorney general. that got people in the crowd laughing. the rain is keeping emergency crews busy. the saturated ground in sonoma county helped to bring this big
tree down. traffic was turned around was the tree was removed. the heaviest rainfall came this morning and then cloudy skies and scattered showers lingered throughout the day. our meteorologist has been tracking the storm. one area ended up getting almost an inch today. >> the north bay picking up the bulk of the rainfall, especially earlier this morning. outside right now, we have some cloud cover to deal with. but the rainfall total is pretty impressive over the past 24 hours. santa rosa, coming up for you right now, santa rosa, .92 inches. parts of the north bay picking up over an inch of rain. san francisco, you see these amounts begin to taper off as you do head south. oakland, .41. and san jose, just 15/100 of an inch. there you can pick up the live doppler and still lots of cloud cover right now over a good portion of the region. so mostly cloudy skies.
there's still enough moisture in place that even if the radar is not detecting the rainfall, we could have a few light showers for tonight. coming up, i'll let you know if shower chances linger in your friday forecast. >> and you can get the forecast as well as live storm tracker 2 updates any time by going to ktvu.com and clicking on the weather tab near the top of the home page. legendary film critic roger ebert died today. a.j. takes a look back now. >> reporter: his quick wit and thumbs up, thumbs down movie reviews earned him fame. >> i started going to the movies when i was a child, like everybody did. my aunt would take me to the grown-up movies. i just loved movies.
>> reporter: ebert began writing film reviews in the late 60's and in 1975 was the first film critic to win the pulitzer prize. he coauthored beyond the valley of the dolls. in 1976, he teamed up with a competitor, chicago tribune film critic siskel. within a few years, it was put into syndication. the show soon became their trademark. the show's title was changed to roger ebert and the movies after siskel died. and then roger ebert embraced
social media, actively tweeting, never losing his voice despite battling salivary gland cancer. >> my legacy, if there is one, will have to do with supporting films that people might not have seen and supporting directors that deserve support. let's take a look. this bay area cop may have been off duty but he felt it was his duty to take action and take down an angry air passenger in hawaii. and is it a game changer? the big announcement today from facebook that could change your smartphone.
airport security breach. watch the left side of your screen. a tsa official was chatting with passengers when suddenly a woman just barged right into the screening area and began tussling with the agent. the pinole police officer, corporal justin rogers, was getting ready to board a plane, but he jumped right into action, took the woman down and quickly let officers know that he was a police officer. the honolulu police and tsa thanked rogers for getting involved. he is now back on duty in pinole. a big announcement from facebook. more and more people are using facebook on their smartphones, so why not make facebook the first thing you see when you turn on your phone? how facebook plans to do that on android phones. >> reporter: that's right. mark zuckerberg says the home screen is the soul of your smartphone. so today, facebook unveiled facebook home. >> a whole new experience for your phone. >> reporter: the new commercial
touts facebook's integration into the home page of an android's smartphone. he says users don't have to get into an app to stay connected. they stay connected through a live feed which scrolls through updates on the phone's face. users see photos of updates, which take up the entire phone front. facebook has also created chat heads, the easy to move heads, faces of friends who text or facebook message you. the announcement also comes with the announcement of a partnership with atc. >> today, our phones are designed around apps and not people, so we want to flip that around. we want to bring all this content to the front and make it so that you can also just go ahead and use whatever apps you need whenever you need them. >> reporter: the cost for the new phone is about $100.
for all other android phone owners, the new facebook home utility can be downloaded on the very same day. jade hernandez. back to you in the studio. apple's planned spaceship campus has jumped from $3 billion to $5 billion, according to bloomberg business vehicle. crews were supposed to break down last year on the $2.8 million square foot billion. that spaceship concept was the brain child of the late apple cofounder steve jobs. a new study shows your tax refund may be smaller this year because of offshore bank accounts. the average person in california shells out more than 1250 in extra taxes every year, and they blame the lost revenue from corporations that move their money to places where they pay no tax. >> average taxpayers end up getting stuck with the tab in the form of cuts to public programs, higher taxes, or more
debt. >> now according to the study, tax havens cost the u.s. $150 billion a year. two senators introduced legislation last year to close what they call offshore tax loopholes. but congress has yet to move on it. former enron ceo jeffrey schilling could spend less time in prison. the federal justice department said it is working on an agreement with schilling to reduce his sentence. he is currently serving a sentence of more than 24 years in prison for securities fraud and insider trading. that comes after an appeals court ruled that his sentence did not follow federal guidelinings -- guidelines and must be redeursed. a missing teenage hiker was rescued this afternoon. authorities say she was responsive but also weak and dehydrated. a search team followed the sounds of her screaming voice and found her clinging to a
rocky outcropping on an almost vertical canyon wall. one of the rescuers was actually hurt during the operation. >> it was very difficult to extract her. one of our reserve deputy sheriffs, who is part of our search and rescue team, was injured. he actually sustained head trauma. >> kendall had been taking with a friend who was found last night, 19-year-old nicholas sandoya. he said he survived by taking shelter at night in heavy brush and passing the day by praying. a labor dispute in ohio is now affecting garbage pickup right here in the bay area. the company went on strike back in march over pension benefits. now the company in the bay area location have put up picket lines in half moon bay in a show of support. as a result, some garbage collection in half moon bay, and daly city, may not resume
until next week. let's talk more about our weather. our chief meteorologist is off. mark tamayo filling in. it really came down during the morning commute. >> we are playing catch-up, remember, so any drop of rain we can get is good news for us. we still have cloud cover out there to deal with, and the raindrops. we still have a few sprinkles but no major downpours as of this 5:00 hour. our live camera looking over san francisco bay. mostly cloudy skies and a lot of moisture still lingering in place, overhead. right now on live storm tracker, this happens to be the loop over the last three hours. here is a closer inspection, still lots of overcast out there. not much in the way of significant downpours right now, but you can still have spotty drizzle or a few light showers out there. you can see some of the green right now, in napa county,
reflecting the possibility of a few pop-up showers. that will be the case for this evening. temperatures right now are in the 50's to the 60's. san francisco right now, 61 degrees. santa rosa, 57. and san jose, currently checking in at 67. reporting mostly cloudy skies. forecast headlines, for tonight, we'll continue with the overcast and a few spotty showers. tomorrow, more cloud cover. the weekend, we're not going to completely clear out the clouds. there is the chance of a light shower or sprinkle as we do head into the weekend. overnight lows, first thing tomorrow morning, we'll be in the upper 40's to low to mid 50's. so tomorrow morning, a little cooler compared to this morning. here is our forecast model. we'll take this into the 10:00 hour tonight and on the 10:00 news, we'll probably just be showing you some cloud cover. but once again, there is a chance of a light sprinkle or two. tomorrow morning, 7:00, you'll see this forecast model. it generates a little bit of light shower activity, probably
in the form of a few sprinkles, basically anywhere, but still, you can count on lots of cloud cover out there. 7:00 tomorrow morning. and then into the afternoon hours, partly to mostly cloudy skies. a lot of overcast floating across the skies and still shower chances coming up into the weekend. coming up, we'll break down the shower forecast. and baseball returns to at&t park. we'll have that forecast in a few minutes. more rallying from north korea. rched. and more residents from president obama's cabinet are giving back part of their salary. why the city doesn't sort through the trash bins for
recycling and why that may soon change. please do not allow these weapons back on board the aircraft. they voice their concern over a certain carry-on item. and chevron says it's ready to restart operations here at the richmond refinery. but the questions arise, is it ready? and is it safe? tonight at 6.
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north koreans filled the streets, holding massive rallies across the country today. the government says the people on the streets are there to support leader kim jong un and his threat to attack the united states and south korea. that comes as hackers apparently hit the north korean facebook and flickr pages, posting defaced pictures of mr. kim. the united nations issued a call to the north koreans. >> engage more proactively and constructively for the peace
and security in the korean peninsula. >> meantime, the pentagon says it has deployed a missile defense system to guam to beef up the u.s. military capabilities in the region. palestinians took to the streets in protest today in the west bank. many attended the funeral for palestinian activist, who died of cancer while in an israeli prison. protesters also gathered for the funerals of two palestinians who were shot and killed by israeli soldiers during clashes near a military checkpoint. the french senate is currently debating a bill to legalize gay marriage. the bill passed the national assembly in france last month. polls indicate a narrow majority of french people support legalizing gay marriage but that support goes down when questions about adoption come into play. debate in the french senate is scheduled to last through next week. secretary of state john kerry is the latest member of
the obama cabinet to give back part of his salary in support of federal workers. he will give 5% of his salary to a charity for department employees. kerry makes about $183,000 a year. 5% of that amounts to just over 9,000. kerry is said to be the wealthiest man in the cabinet with a fortune estimated at $184 million. and his wife's estate is worth about a billion. secretary of state liu said he will also contribute part of his salary. the department says the amount of liu's donation is still being worked out. you may remember yesterday, we reported that president obama and defense secretary chuck hagel said they too would give back about 5% of their paychecks. it was a day in court for a man accused of running his car into a wal-mart. >> we could probably fly without a plane to new orleans
this is the man accused of deliberately smashing his car into a wal-mart store last sunday. and it turns out that may not be the first time he's done something like that. today, haamid zaid made his first appearance in court. and john is here now with what happened. >> reporter: frank, he made an appearance here in court this afternoon, but he's still behind bars tonight in the county jail, because he was denied bail.
>> wednesday april 10, at 1:30. >> reporter: 33-year-old haamid zaid appeared in superior court in san jose this afternoon for his arraignment on 12 counts, including two charges of attempted murder. last sunday, investigators say zaid crashed his car into the wal-mart on store road, then got out and attacked four people with a metal object. he's facing attempted murder charges because of how he allegedly drove into the store. zaid is also charged in a similar case, in which he plowed his car into a chevron gas station. he crashed into the food stands and barely missed two employees. >> we looked at that evidence, pulled the video in reference to that, and have added two counts to this case that involve the chevron incident. >> reporter: police say they found methamphetamine on zaid in that case. i pored through court documents today and found numerous other past drugs cases. >> i've got to look at all the
materials and maybe we'll have a statement later. >> reporter: outside court, zaid's attorney said little but that he disagrees with the attempted murder charges. >> that wasn't your car in the video? >> i'm not saying that. i'm saying, what was the intent? was it to specifically try to murder somebody? i haven't seen the video. >> reporter: zaid is set to return to court next tuesday. the judge denied bail, saying zaid is a danger to the public. live in san jose, ktvu channel 2 news. the plea hearing has been postponed once again for the man coughed of kidnapping and killing sierra lamar. a judge rescheduled the hearing for garcia torres for two weeks so the defense team has time to review all digital copies of evidence provided by investigators. the district attorney says there are technical problems with some of the cd's that have police photos and witness interviews on them. 15-year-old sierra lamar was last seen more than a year