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>> in the news this saturday morning, april 16th protesters are camped out in vallejo this morning trying to keep an indian burial ground from being developed. and authorities in east oakland are investigating a murder near the eastmont mall shopping center. good morning. sunrise at 6:33. we have clouds north bay. i'll led you know if that means a chance of rain over the weekend. >> thanks, lisa. thanks for joining us. it's 5:00 this saturday morning. native american demonstrators are continuing their protests this weekend over plans by the vallejo city government to
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convert what they consider sacred burial grounds into a park. the tribes are camping out at the glenn cove area in vallejo and they say they won't allow construction to take place here. here's your story. >> about two dozen native americans and their supporters are occupying the 15 acres they consider a 3500-year-old sacred burial site. they want to block any machinery attempting to change this area. norman is here. >> we don't want anything built on top of our sacred site. a toilet on top of a sacred site. i don't think they'd put a toilet on top of their ancestors. >> the stand-off between members of native american tribes and vallejo is the vallejo recreation district wants to develop the parkland into a park area where the parking lot, benches and restrooms, the native americans say they've been fighting the district for 10 years in order
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to keep the area the way it is and not disturb an ancient grave site. >> i have direct ties to this land. my ancestors are here. i feel their presence here. >> the greater vallejo recreation district says it wants to preserve the site. the district plans on covering the burial site with more soil to prevent any disturbance to remains and crews will take out invasive species and return it to what it may have looked like 3500 years ago. native americans have filed a discrimination complaint with the department of justice against the gvrd. general manager shane mcafee couldn't go on camera but gave us this comment. if the department of justice feels we've done something wrong or illegal, we'll take care of it. we have worked for 10 years with state, federal and local groups who have jurisdiction as well as native american tribes which are the most likely descendents of the area. >> many times that most likely descendent isn't actually a person that can really lay claim to this traditional area and territory. >> members of many different
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local tribes are buried here. one group should not speak for all. >> shane mcafee says the grvd has complied with every regulation regarding culturally sensitive areas like this one including making sure that restrooms and a parking lot are well away from any suspected grave sites. the department of justice will act as a mediator between native american groups and vallejo at a meeting on monday. >> there are reports of another homicide in oakland. the death is reported to be the result of an incident that occurred about 2:00 this morning on 73rd street and holiday avenue. authorities said an unidentified person was dead of multiple gunshot wounds on arrival at highland hospital in oakland. if confirmed as a murder this would be the 31st homicide in oakland this year. the investigation into yesterday's deadly caltrain accident continues this morning. a woman from indiana was killed when her car got struck on the tracks. this is video from sky 7 hd. the incident caused major delays
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at the height of the afternoon rush hour in palo alto. police say the car was hit in the intersection of charleston road and alma street. the woman who was driving wasn't able to get out in time but her husband did escape from the passenger's side. 400 people on board the train was evacuated and caltrain service was snarled for over two hours. a muni driver has been fired after he reportedly kicked passengers off his bus. this is surveillance video from on board that line last saturday. a woman says the driver kicked her off the bus after she asked him to open the doors for her husband. just one stop later passengers say the operator kicked the rest of them off the bus. when the bus experienced mechanical problems. muni officials reviewed the on-board surveillance and concluded it supported the passengers' accounts. there's more improvement in california's job market. the unemployment rate dipped to 12% in march lowest figure since september of 2009. march marks the third straight month of declines for
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california's jobless rate. according to the employment development department, 2.2 million californian were unemployed down 80,000 from a year ago. a report released yesterday by beacon economics said unemployment in the bay area will likely not return to prerecession levels until 2015 and adds that san francisco and the east bay are on a slow but study recovery. one woman whose job search ended with two offers says she's starting to see signs of improvement. >> i've been encouraged by the nature that people are still calling and e-mailing me. will you fill out this application? we're interested in this and that position for you. and it's so much -- >> breaking down unemployment by county. san mateo county has the third lowest unemployment rate at 8.4% followed by san francisco at 9.1%. and santa clara at 10.3%.
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one of the highest unemployment rates 18%. 18.4% alameda county stands at 10.8%. contra costa county at 11.2% and salano county at 12.3%. if you still need a job, the next abc 7 job journal hire event is scheduled for tuesday, april 26th at the hilton garden inn in emoriville and now to the federal budget battle. president obama has signed a compromise spending plan that congress approved on thursday. it keeps the government running for the next six months. then yesterday, house republicans roared back and passed a 2012 budget plan of their own. it slashes core programs like food stamps and medicaid. it replaces medicare funding with payments people can use to buy their own private health insurance instead. not a single democrat voted for the plan. and it's not likely to pass the democratic controlled senate. but house republicans say they are sending a message that it's time for congress to get serious
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about slashing the deficit. facebook ceo mark zuckerberg was among the guests at a community party in oregon to mark the opening of his company's new data center there. zuckerberg told the crowd of about 300 people that the custom built data center will be a green operation using 38% less energy to do the same work as the company's existing facilities. until now, facebook's data centers have been operating out of leased space at other locations. google executive credited with sparking the revolution in egypt says the country is transitioning towards democracy and called on countries and businesses to invest in egypt. he says once egypt's economy is stablized, everything else will stablize. he also emphasized that people there are still fighting for freedom. >> some people mistake because we are not anymore working, we're actually working on setting up you know something that protects the revolution. we want to make sure there's no
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one single voice that will control the country again. >> he oversees google's marketing in the middle east and africa. he launched a facebook page that helped organize some of the first protests calling for president hosni mubarak's resignation. his arrest in january sparked a massive uprising. well, the calendar says april 16th, you have until monday at midnight to get your taxes done thanks to a little known washington, d.c. holiday, taxpayers have until monday to file 2010 returns for federal and state taxes. emancipation day commemorates president lincoln's signing of the 1862 law freeing slaves in the district of columbia. it was made an official d.c. holiday in 2005 but because it falls on a saturday this year, federal workers got yesterday off so this year's tax deadline got pushed back to monday, april 18th. still ahead, security video shows them grinning as they make their getaway. we'll tell you about the unusual loot taken by some east bay
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burglars who so far have only been caught on camera, also a south bay family's effort to find the driver who put a 11 15-year-old girl in a coma. we'll update you on the severe weather that's been ravaging southern and mid eastern states. my diet? well yesterday i had an apple turnover. i know it's sort of my weakness.
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weaves wigs and extensions. it's been three months since a hit and run driver seriously injured a teenager. she's still in the hospital this morning. as her medical bills mount, friends and family gathered for a fundraiser in her honor. >> this is one of the few nights those closest to shea shaw are feeling the sense of excitement. >> are we going to win something? >> the prizes the auction this dinner, is all in honor of this 15-year-old who remains in the hospital out of a coma but still minimally responsive. >> i can't tell you how horrible it is. it's like walking through a nightmare and that you can't get out of it. >> the nightmare started january 8th on south bascam avenue. this gas station surveillance video captured it all. shea was crossing the street with some friends after a party when suddenly, a car slammed right into her.
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the driver kept going. >> even though it's at a distance, you can see it's very, very disturbing to see the victim fly over the car. >> san jose police are making this case a priority but detectives have no leads. >> so traumatic to know it was a hit and run. >> still they're raising money lots of it, because the medical bills are piling up. the family says the system is pushing shea out because she's not improving fast enough. >> she's going to die and then she said she's going to be a vegetable and she now is just starting to open up her eyes. >> shea has only a few days before she has to move out of valley medical center. before shea can even leave the hospital, a lot still has to happen. her mother is in the process of moving to a one story home with wheelchair access. new floors have to go in and a special bed still has to be delivered. and none of it comes cheap. the goal is to raise $20,000.
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in san jose, lisa galegan, abc 7 news. >> shea's family has set up a web site with details about her case and how to help. we have a link on our web site at abc7news.com under see it on tv. more residents of a san jose neighborhood are saying they too, have been threatened by free roaming pitbulls. that follows thursday's mauling of a woman and her dog in the park. the dog had to be put down. the pitbulls ran off and haven't been found. people using the popular park say off-leash pitbull and pitbull mixes are responsible for several recent scares. >> they had me cornered in the park and they were just standing there ready to attack me. >> you have a small dog, too and there's times i've had to throw him in a trash can to protect him or put him on the top of a car. >> san jose animal service officers are patrolling the area and do that for the next two weeks looking for a tan pitbull and a large black pitbull mix responsible for thursday's
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attack. it's going to be a nice day lisa is here with our forecast. >> yeah, kind of split, though, more clouds in the north bay. we saw that yesterday. maybe a few sprinkles but everyone is going to see rain by the end of the weekend. live look at emoryville right now. low to mid 50's. detail the forecast coming up. >> the death toll continues to rise across the south this morning. we'll bring you the very latest on the severe weather there.
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colleagues. winds have spawned multiple fires that have destroyed dozens of homes and forced hundreds of people to evacuate including all the residents of one town with the population of 1,200 people. at least 10 people are dead this morning as tornadoes and vicious storms continue to strike the southeastern united states. the severe weather moved from arkansas and oklahoma into mississippi, alabama, and then into georgia where strong winds and heavy gusts toppled trees and utility poles. the roads looked like a giant child has played a game of pick up sticks. huge tree limbs and poles blocked roadways sometimes crashing in on the roof of a vehicle. electricity was knocked out in some areas and some homes and businesses were damaged as well. fortunately, we're not seeing that kind of weather here. that's horrible. oh my goodness. we're going to see some showers coming in later this weekend. >> can you believe it? we'll look at another cold front coming in sunday into monday. if you've noticed we've had a mixture of clouds and sun and
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much of the same for today and temperatures will be right around average. that's in the 60's and a few low 70's. live look outside. sunrise coming at 6:33. setting at 7:46 so we will be looking at a nice day here downtown but temperatures in the north day held down a little bit due to some more cloud cover. good morning oakland. 54. 48 in napa. 49 in santa rosa. 55 in san jose so we have some low clouds as well at our coasts but overall, mild weather returns this weekend with light rain arriving tomorrow night and that will continue into the monday morning commute. so even though we're getting into mid to late april, still look at a pretty active jet stream to the north, we've seen the rain around eureka and crescent city and the line will remain to the north there. as we go through the rest of the weekend, we'll continue to see more cloud cover favor the north bay from time to time.
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maybe a few sprinkles. tomorrow night notice the rain line. could see some light rain even into the east bay. the peninsula, overnight looks like everyone is looking at a chance of rain. here comes the front by early monday morning 5:00, some showers and by the afternoon, we're looking at clearing conditions but maybe 1/4 ifrm in the north bay. in terms of high temperatures today, we're looking at partly cloudy skies sack ra meant owe, 74. 78 in fresno. 65 in monterey with some showers up to the north. they'll stay put there. 55 in eureka. look at the heat. southern california 91 in los angeles with 74 in san diego. later on today we've got baseball at the coliseum. temperatures will start out in the low 60's. dropping to the 50's under partly cloudy skies. looks like a nice night for that. and today, then we'll look for numbers in the low 70's. we have mild conditions in the south bay. 69 in sunny vale.
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it will be cooler on our coasts. 59 pacifica and we'll see partly cloudy skies in the afternoon. san mateo 67. san francisco, mid 60's. mixture of some of that stratus and also some high and mid level clouds but the clouds favoring the north bay and clear lake, maybe a sprinkle. far south as sonoma not out of the question 68 in san rafael and 69 in oakland with 70 in fremont and over the hills look for temperatures in the low 70's here. down by the monterey bay it will be pretty nice even at the boardwalk with 74 santa cruz. 72 in hollister. with that front getting a little closer tomorrow today will be warmer than tomorrow. then we'll see some light rain tomorrow night into monday. and temperatures really cooling off with wednesday even better
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chance of some showers in the north bay so we're into spring. spring showers they come and go. >> thanks so much, lisa. >> a national hockey league suspension and the giants enjoy panda power on the road. here's larry biel with the saturday morning sports. >> good morning everybody. the giants open the weekend series in arizona last night with matt cane dominating and the slimmer trimmer sandoval looking like the dangerous hitter he was as a rookie. look out. a little in the first inning from daniel hudson. maybe made the giants mad. sandoval, a blast. check out the casino sign. the ball lands above that in right center. all players in the majors were wearing number 42, 64 years ago that jackie robinson broke the color barrier. matt cane bringing the heat. a big swing and a miss.
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cane six innings, strikes out three. in the fourth a double down the left-field line but scores sandoval. 4-0 giants. in the fifth, on the move and miguel montera throws it away. 5-0 giants. 5-1 game in the seventh. ramone ramirez strikes out kelly johnson with two on. the giants have won three straight. 5-2 is the final. you've been to disneyland in oakland, we have matsui land. a's and tigers in the first. not a happy place here. bases loaded and he hits into the double play. a's come up empty and pay for it. in the third the game's first run. david dejesus, into the gap. coco crisp scores, 1-0. best out of his career, struck out seven. victor martinez there. comes on for the save in the ninth. trouble! hangs a breaking ball one guy you can't offer a hittable pitch
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because he'll do that. ties the game at one with a home run and the roof caves in with the tigers scoring seven times in the 10th. brandon bosh drives in a pair. a's rally for three in their half but the tigers go on to win it 8-4 in 10. l.a. kings center jared stole did not get whistled for a penalty in game one of the playoff series with the sharks but the nhl made sure he would pay the price for the blatant hit on ian white. suspended for one game. he will sit out game two of the series tonight. stole smashed white's head into the glass. white needed help to get back to the locker room and he probably suffered a concussion although the sharks do not confirm the extent of injuries especially in the playoffs. white is not expected to be on the ice for game two and he could be out much longer with a head injury. the warriors introduced their new assistant general manager, bob myers leaving the agent business representing players, jumping on the other side of the negotiating table at some point it's expected he'll succeed the
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g.m. larry riley. among the immediate decisions do they bring back smart as head coach? the warriors certainly improved this year but did not accomplish the owner's goal of reaching the playoffs playoffs. >> will not be a decision made for a while but it's upon us to make a decision in a timely manner which helps the organization, helps keep smart because we have to have some ideas of where we're going in the future. we're not under the gun here. >> nba playoffs begin today. all the sports highlights at 5:00 p.m., 6:00 and 11:00. have a great weekend everybody. >> next at 5:30, the f.b.i. cracks down on internet gambling. the operators in some of the biggest on-line poker sites could face federal charges. >> good morning, governor. don't ask me the same question. you're boring the hell out of me. >> former governor arnold schwarzenegger's answer to a reporter grilling him about letting a killer go free. ever seen anything like it? me neither.
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from the recession. the state's unemployment rate has fallen for the third month in a row. it now stands at an even 12%. the best number in more than a year and a half. and california is outpacing the rest of the country in creating new jobs. morin has the lowest rate at 8%. san mateo county has the third
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lowest unemployment rate at 8.4% followed by san francisco at 9.1%. this is actually video of an oakland homicide earlier today. but we want to tell you that abc 7 capital correspondent nanette miranda has more on the state's economy. >> it was discouraging and, you know, i got some rejections. >> erin has felt the pain of this recession sending out resume after resume on line. >> you go screen after screen after screen and you just -- and then submit and then you hope. >> but there are some encouraging signs from california's new unemployment numbers that suggests companies are beginning to hire. despite the loss of 11,000 jobs last month, the jobless rate dropped a bit. for march, the numbers stood at 12%. the lowest figure since september 2009. that's 1/10th of a percent lower than february but nearly 1/2% lower from a year ago. some of that drop shows that more people are getting hired. in the last year, california gained 188,000 jobs.
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small when compared to the more than a million jobs the state lost during the heart of the economic downturn but it's a start if we truly are in a u-shaped recession. >> what we're seeing in the trend are job gains and in fact an average of 26,000 a month over the last six months. so that's big news and in fact, that's better than what we're doing on a national scale. >> and more people working is great news for california's deficit ridden budget. revenues are already $2 billion above forecast. >> making more money brings more in terms of income taxes. if people are making more wages, they can go out and spend more. so more sales taxes and they're also spending, that means more corporate taxes. >> but this slow job growth isn't happening fast enough to erase the remaining $14 billion deficit. it may though mean fewer budget cuts if more taxes keep coming into state coffers. after receiving multiple job offers erin will soon be one more californian contributing when she starts her new job next week as an executive assistant.
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>> yeah i'm really excited. i got on with a really good company. they're a worldwide company. i'm making more money than i've ever made in my life. >> despite the positive signs 2.1 million californians are still out of work. and as the government sector deals with deficits, any job losses there could drag down any gains. in sacramento, nanette miranda abc 7 news. >> if you still need a job, the abc 7 job journal hire event is scheduled for april 26th in emoryville. even those fortunate enough to be gainfully employed are finding their paychecks aren't buying as much as they once did. american consumers are feeling pinched at the grocery store and gas station. the consumer price index is at its highest level than more than two years. jim avala shows how that's hurting economic recovery. >> americans already spend 1 out of 5 of their hard earned
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dollars on food and gasoline and now the surging cost to eat and drive is putting an even bigger hurt on the family budget. >> it's expensive. everything is expensive. >> dorothy ward with a growing teenage boy at home in suburban los angeles spent $400 at the supermarket today and that's with coupons and cutbacks. >> produce, i noticed has gone up. like i went to go buy watermelon and it was like whoa i'm not spending, you know, $20 on a watermelon. >> it's a double whammy. squeezed at the grocery store and on the way to it. gas prices up nearly 28% over the last year. food prices increased twice as much as all of last year. jumping the most beef prices. a double digit increase. tomatoes also a huge spike and coffee. that skyrocketing price of tomatoes led to a string of thefts in florida. six entire trailer tractor trucks stolen before they
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reached market. outside of charlotte north carolina gasoline trucks. the target rental trucks. their fuel line cut and tanks drained. >> cost a little over $100 to fill each one of these trucks up with fuel. >> how desperate are the rest of us? this morning in seattle, washington, drivers lined up for hours to score free gasoline during a radio station giveaway. one man his car apparently bone dry, rode his bicycle to fill up gas cans. economist stuart hoffman says the one-two punch of gas and food price hikes pinches consumers and forces cutbacks on everything else. >> you see that maybe apparel sales, eating out won't be as strong. >> that was abc's jim avala reporting. many analysts expect that food prices will come down and oil prices will stablize by summer. a bill that would cap the number of charter schools in california has been approved by the state assembly education committee. supporters say charter schools drain scarce resources from
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other public schools. the bill would limit the number of charter schools to a maximum of 1,450 by 2016. there are currently 912 charter schools in california. charter school advocates say parents are looking for alternatives to avoid some of the problems plaguing public education. one of arnold schwarzenegger's last acts as governor is again stirring up controversy. schwarzenegger commuted the sentence of estoban munez son of a former assembly speaker. it's a decision that the governor has refused to discuss but made a rather unexpected comment on it in l.a. >> good morning governor. how are you? >> don't ask me the same question, ok, because you're boring the hell out of me. >> well i mean i think a lot of people want to know. why did you reduce the sentence for estoban munez? >> the former governor refused to answer the question and instead made snoring sounds.
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when she heard that, the mother of the victim was irate. >> it's outrageous. it makes me so mad. a person has no soul. to abuse power and try to get away with it, it's just unbelievable. >> in 2008, santos, a college student was walking with friends on the san diego state campus when they stumbled upon munez and three others. munez did not stab santos but admitted assaulting the others with the knife. the son of former assembly speaker fabian munez pleaded guilty to manslaughter and assault in exchange for a reduced sentence. munez and the man who fatally stabbed santos each got 16 years but at the 11th hour then governor schwarzenegger reduced his sentence by half. the santos family is suing the former governor. in addition, they are supporting a bill that would require the district attorney and families
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to be notified when a governor considers reducing anyone's prison terms. >> district attorney would have fought for our case. >> right. >> we didn't have any say so. they snuck it through at the 11th hour, the last day of his office. he quietly signed it at 4:00 p.m. and nobody got a heads up about it until january 2nd. >> that bill is 8648. it has cleared the assembly appropriations committee. the last hurdle before a vote on the assembly floor. in the newsroom leigh ann melendez. >> a report estimates that half the meat and poultry sold in grocery stores may be tainted with staph. researchers tested samples of beef chicken turkey and pork bought in supermarkets as kro the country and they found more than half of those samples contain a bacteria that can make
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people sick and half of the contaminated samples showed a strain of bacteria that's resistant to antibiotics. health experts ensure us that proper cooking will kill those germs. the f.b.i. has shut down three -- the three largest on-line poker sites in the u.s. charging the owners with bank fraud, illegal gambling and laundering. 11 people are charged including the owner of poker stars absolute parker and full tilt poker in order to circumvent laws, the f.b.i. says the poker sites relied on what's called payment processors. these processors created shell companies to disguise payments to the poker companies. the phony web sites included on-line flower delivery shops, pet supply stores and jewelry stores to handle credit card payments from u.s. customers. well, a check of the weekend forecast. >> it's not looking too bad. but not very unusual. we're getting used to this
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>> welcome back, everyone.
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you're looking at a live picture from our roof camera. quiet in the bay bridge. looking quiet too, we have a couple of events going on today. cherry blossom festival in san francisco's japan town continues. i was actually there last weekend. it was a lot of fun. and you want a few races, 30 bay area teams are competing this morning at 8:00 a.m. at lake merced in san francisco. you can go there and check that out as well. well, don't complain too loudly about security checkpoints next time you're at the airport. it could land you in trouble with the tsa. complaining is on i alista list of 70 indicators that they're using to see if they need secondary screening. being arrogant or deceptive is also on list. that's exactly the kind of behavior that a terrorist would avoid. >> express contempt for airport procedures. that doesn't make any sense to
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me from a commonsense point of view and also from the record of what is known about behaviors of al-qaida terrorists. >> civil liberty watchdogs say using what people say as a screening device violates free speech but the tsa says no single behavior by itself would be enough to draw increased security, scrutiny. 5:43 now. let's check in with lisa argen with the forecast. how's it looking? >> always reminded to behave yourself, right? >> absolutely. i just smile and give them my driver's license and don't say anything else. >> good rule of thumb. pretty good weather. temperatures above normal in some spots this afternoon. as we head out this morning, getting dark out there. sun not coming up for oh another 45 minutes or so setting at 7:46 and we do have more clouds around the bay area in the north bay but they will be thinning out in the east bay and south bay and temperatures there will be a little bit above
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normal. good morning half moon bay, 54. it's 54 in redwood city with upper 40's in napa and santa rosa this morning. good morning, livermore. mild weather this weekend with mainly 60's and 70's but then a frontal band will hold together and bring rain our way tomorrow night into monday with those showers lingering through mid morning on monday. here's the satellite and radar composite. you notice the rain, one of the more pervasive yesterday and just a few sprinkles up by eureka and crescent city but the warm front the frontal band will continue to thirty with the northern california coast and the cold front will sag a little bit further to the south from tomorrow so from time to time may see a few sprinkles in north bay. high pressure holding on through most of the weekend in general. here's the timing on the rain tomorrow night. here's our clock. we started at 5:00. you notice we're still dry but we'll see more cloud cover around tomorrow afternoon and then by later on 10:00, a
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chance of showers moves in to the entire bay area but it's after midnight that we see showers around the north bay, the peninsula, the south bay. the front still to the north. your monday morning commute scattered showers and by 10:00 on monday we'll see the main frontal band push through the bay area. as for today getting a little bit more mild from north to south. 71 in yosemite. 78 and cloudy in fresno with the heat in los angeles. 91 here. 98 in palm springs. 65 in monterey and the rain continues to stay to the north here with only 55 in eureka. back home today numbers in the 70's so average highs should be about low 70's for san jose so more sunshine in the south bay. mild afternoon, 71. 68 in redwood city, a few clouds. low clouds. san francisco, the average high is 65 so with a mixture of clouds and sun, pretty decent day today. more clouds favoring the north
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bay. maybe even a sprinkle or two near clear lake today. otherwise, in the east bay, we'll call it partly cloudy. 68 and now over the hills, a little bit above average. nice day in danville with 72 and down by the monterey bay, a mild day at 74. 65 in monterey and tonight if you have plans to head to the coliseum for baseball, it will be high in the 60's. upper 50's by the evening hours. here's the accuweather seven day forecast. is today the warmest day you're going to see in the next seven? with mid 70's in the south bay. 60's in our coast. a couple of degrees cooler tomorrow. the rain moves in tomorrow night into monday. and then not only cooler temperatures, another chance of rain on wednesday. >> i was enjoying the sun -- the sun was out and in the mid 70's. it just felt like that. >> very nice. >> i enjoyed it. i can handle the rain. thanks so much lisa. it is well known that people who lose a lot of weight can improve their health but a new study says losing weight may also
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sharpen your mind. researchers at kent state university studied overweight people that underwent gastric bypass surgery. those who lost weight improved their memory. for those who did not lose weight, their memory stayed the same. in some cases it got worse. one possible explanation obesity is known to cause hypertension diabetes and sleep apnea. researchers say those things actually damage the brain by affecting how much blood flows to it. if you lose weight, improve your blood pressure you might also improve your blood flow to the brain. >> it's also possible that things like improving cardiovascular fitness or being more active might improve their memory abilities. >> scientists say more research is needed. focusing on how obesity might damage the brain. don't go away. 7 on your side is next. >> what happens when you buy an item and it stinks. i mean literally stinks. i have the answer coming up on 7 on your r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r
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re all sleeping in and hanging out at home. we will have a quick update of the forecast coming up in a few minute. no amount of training can prepare 7 on your side. it began with a consumer
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complaint, it really stinks. >> jumped at the chance to buy this oakland home. her bedroom would be one of her favorite places to hang out but for one problem. >> you know, it's not pleasant waking up in the morning to the smell of b.o. i mean, if you like hanging out in locker rooms i suppose it's not a big deal. >> shirley says the smell is particularly strong on sunny days. >> we call it the body odor ghost because it comes and goes. >> at first, she thought sweaty contractors had left the smell behind in her home but then she decided the smell was coming from her new blinds. >> if you get up close, it stinks. >> shirley purchased these new blinds for her bedroom shortly after moving in. she loved the color but with that lovely color came the problem. >> it's kind of a funny problem unless it's happening to you. >> we noticed the musty smell soon after we took the first
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step into shirley's bedroom. it's a problem that has people scratching their heads. >> this particular case is a mystery to us. >> that's scott swift, the vice president at hunter douglas the company that manufactures the blinds that shirley bought. >> this is a very unique situation. any type of odor that we have with our products is very rare lasting more than a day. >> local distributor national blinds tried to help shirley with her predicament and shipped the blinds back to the hunter douglas factory for inspection and two separate factories looked at the blinds. both concluded they didn't smell and suggested shirley's windows might actually be the problem. >> but to do absolutely nothing and tell me it's my windows, that really -- that kind of made me mad. >> so she called 7 on your side and we contacted hunter douglas. the company now suspects the smell is indeed coming from the blinds. >> the heat might play a role in some of the out gassing of the particular inks that are useed in the printing process. normally, it dissipates in a day
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or two. in this particular case to have it continue, that's something that's unusual. >> hunter douglas have since replaced shirley's blinds at no additional cost. >> it's nice not to have to wake up and have to wonder if you're going to smell the ghost. so i've enjoyed having my new blinds. >> hunter douglas has plans to investigate the problem further but suspects the problem is an isolated problem with that fabric. as for shirley she's just happy the smell is gone. i'm michael finney 7 on your side. >> well, still ahead those scratchy old vinyl records are not quite a thing of the past. next, today we're going to pay tribute to record stores where analog recordings are still treasures.
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♪ ♪ you're unpacking already? yeah. help me find some mugs? ♪ the best part of wakin' up... ♪ [ beep ] hey. [ giggles ]ok. ♪ ...is folgers in your cup ♪ >> here are the winning numbers from last night's $72 million mega millions draw. here we had them. >> nobody in california won the jackpot but there was one ticket winner in new york that got all of the numbers right. so the jackpot resets to $12 million for tuesday's drawing. today is records store day, an annual promotion from music stores that are quickly disappearing. stop by one of them today and you'll likely find several exclusive releases including songs from bruce springsteen the white stripes and nirvana. last year's sells of vinyl
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records were up by 14% their best numbers in 20 years. then again, vinyl accounts for less than 1% of overall music sales each year. you'll find a complete list of participating stores on our web site, abc7news.com. things are looking much better now for a legendary bay area musician who we profiled a few months back. >> that's lester chambers performing "time has come today" a huge hit in the 1960's for his band the chambers brothers. about a year ago, word got out that lester was in bad shape financially and physically that's when people like yoko ono, guitarist and songwriter and others got involved. >> to help me get out of, you know, out of the financial trouble it was in and also help pay the doctor bills so i could work on getting healthy again and i did.
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>> two organizations, music cares and sweet relief came to lester's aid and plans to give back now that he's back on his feet. you can catch him next week in san francisco. >> coming up next at 6:00, police are investigating a fatal shooting after finding the victim early this morning near an east oakland shopping mall and a muni driver is disciplined after kicking passengers off his bus. the whole thing caught on camera next.
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