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taples. that was easy. ♪ i'm terry mcsweeney live in oakland. one year ago today little hasanni campbell went missing here in oakland, at least he was reported missing. police say he was dead already and they know who killed him. the story coming up in a live report. >> also could a spay and neuter law fix the aggression of pitbulls. i'm theresa garcia live in san jose. there are two bay area counties now considering such an ordinance. we'll explain what they are doing just ahead. >> a live look at sfo this morning where we have clouds, even drizzle. probably flight arrival delays within the hour. talking about warmer weather in
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the east bay valleys and for the rest of us this weekend. i'll show you how hot we'll get. >> we are back to accident-free conditions right now around the bay area. a good start. a better start for the 5:00 hour. no delays at the bridge toll plaza. >> good tuesday morning, everyone. 5:01 a.m.. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. topping our news today marks the one-year anniversary of the baffling disappearance of a six-year-old fremont boy. both the police and the community will take action to make sure the public haven't forgotten about hasanni campbell. terry mcsweeney is live in the rocklidge neighborhood where foster parents say they saw him last. terry? >> and the time has gone by. fewer and fewer people believe hasanni campbell was ever here at the shoes of rockridge store here in oeakland. another effort to make sure the public's attention is turned towards campbell. the effort to find that boy,
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oakland p. d. investigators are going to be here to talk about it, rekindle interest in the case. campbell was last seen publicly august 6 in fremont at a wal-mart. that was captured on video. his foster father lewis ross said he brought the boy here four days later to the shoes at rockridge august 10th when he left the boy in the car, came back a few minutes later. the boy was gone. the boy has cerebral palsy, undoubtedly did not wander off. ross's story was never bought by the police. he and the boy's foster mother were arrested on suspicion of murder. ross failed a polygraph. he also texted campbell saying he was going to abandon a boy at a bart station. he was fed up trying to care for him but the d.a. didn't see a case and the two were released. a citizens for the lost society remembers the day she began seeing the foster parents as suspects. >> february 13th, 2009, when our
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volunteers were in the neighborhood putting up fliers and they were at the bedroom window and told them to get the hell away from his property. an innocent person wouldn't do that. i think that was a turning point for everybody. >> ross and campbell moved to arizona a few months after the disappearance and have since separated. today there's going to be a meeting with the citizens in the lost society with the alameda county d.a. there's going to be a rally, a potluck. there's going to be a prayer vigil but one year and a lot of effort later there is still no sign of little hasanni campbell but some swear they'll never stop looking for him. we'll hear their story in one-half hour. >> terry, thank you very much. it's 5:03 now. today county supervisors in the east bay and south bay will begin considering legislation that would force pitbull owners in their communities to have their pets spayed or neutered. it was after the mauling death of a concord boy by three of his
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family's pitbulls. theresa garcia is live in san jose at the county government center. theresa? >> it's the board of supervisors of both santa clara and contra costa counties that will be looking at a pit-bull related type of ordinance. similar to this 2006 san francisco law created after the mauling death of a 12-year-old child there. but in this case both counties have really been prompted to to -- proposed in both counties today would require all pitbull type dogs in the unincorporated areas to be spayed or neutered. the requirement would reduce overbreeding of the pitbull and pit mix dogs. >> some new proposals today in santa clara and contra costa counties for the spaying and neutering of pitbulls. sorry about theresa's microphone. we'll check back later. a san francisco teenager faces a murder charge for the shooting death of a german tourist near union square sunday night. san francisco police arrested 18-year-old phillip stewart
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yesterday. he's accused in the shooting death of a 50 year sold elementary school principal who was visiting from germany. two other people were injured when police say a group of teens had an altercation and began shooting just a block from union square. the dead victim's husband left for home yesterday. the couple had vacationed in the u.s. since mid-july. >> deep in his heart he's crushed. after being with someone for all these years and they come to celebrate i believe it was their 25th silver anniversary. >> police have released two juveniles and two adults they had held for questioning since sunday night's shooting incident. they say all three shooting victims were unintended targets who just got caught in the crossfire. >> a livermore mother of three accused of having sex with young teenager boys is due back in court next monday to enter a employee. christine hubs is being held on more than $4 million bail. hubs faces 67 counts of sexual assault for having sex with two
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boys starting in 2008 when the boys were 13 years old. police documents say she came on to one of the boys when he was dating her daughter. her defense attorney asked for a week to look over the evidence before entering a plea. hubs, her husband and family live in an upscale livermore home. many of their friends came to court to show their support. >> shocked. i am just shocked and devastated for her family. >> the christine that my husband and i know and have known for years and years say loving mother who is still hard to believe this is even happening. i would say don't jump to conclusions until you know everything. >> police arrested hubs last week after nude pictures of her were found on the cellphones of one of the victims. >> 5:06. oracle chief larry ellison is blasting h. p.'s decision to fire ceo mark hurd. hurd was forced out because of falsified defense reports following dinner with a contract employee. ellison calls it cowardly and
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the worst personnel decision since apple fire steve jobs 25 years ago. hurd is a friend of ellison and oracle does business with h. p. shares of h. p. tumbled more than 8% yesterday. >> san francisco with a detailed plan to bring the americans cup sailing race to the area. larry ellison's racing team won the cup in february and has the right to name the location and date for the next race. the san francisco examiner reports city officials held a neighborhood meeting last night at the south beach yacht club. they're proposing to dock the racing yachts at pier 50 near at&t park. the village will be located further north at piers 30 and 32 but investors will be needed to shore up the property currently used at parking lots. >> maybe ellison could be one of the investors >> you know we have more drizzle this morning, clouds.
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but things looking up in some places. >> yeah. looking over and seeing emergency vehicles on the freeway, too. maybe frances will tell us more about that after the weather. >> i think she has a new accident. let's talk about weather for the next minute or so. good morning on this super tuesday this morning. clouds, drizzle, mist, especially around the coast and the bay. to a lesser extent in the east bay valleys. that's why 8:00 you're starting to see clearing there while the rest of us are cloudy and all of us still in the 50s from where we are right now. by noon seeing the clearing in the east bay. mid-70s antioch, livermore and san jose at 73. mid to upper 60s around the bay into the north bay and upper 50s along the coast into san francisco where we'll still have cloud cover. by 4:00 looking at sunshining just about everywhere except along the coast and into san francisco with upper 50s to near 60 there. 65 oakland, 67 san rafael. low 70s for the rest of the bay and it looks like mid to upper
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70s in our inland valleys. east bay will see the biggest jump, about 3 or 4 degrees warmer than yesterday. conditions will hold steady through tomorrow and then the warming trend begins on thursday. probably won't notice. minimum, only about 2 degrees. another 2 degrees on friday, another 2 saturday, another 2 sunday. that's 8 or 10 degrees warmer most places by the end of the weekend. here's frances as promised. >> 880 having trouble. this is our second solo car crash southbound 880. this is at the parkway and already off to the right-hand shoulder. traffic at this point flowing well past the scene. let's check out a live camera shot for you. this is 101 and 880 in san jose. traffic flowing well here in all directions. those headlights are northbound 101 looking good for morgan hill all the way up the peninsula into san francisco. we have another live shot for you. this time it's the oakland maze. and just earlier eric saw some flashing lights here heading through the maze. there were no accidents reported so i took a closer look.
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looked like some trucks were escorting one of those wide-load big rigs. you might see blinking lights through oakland and elsewhere traffic is light. we're looking also pretty good right now in contra costa county. >> i have a wide load, too. 5:10 now. >> it's time to talk about what's coming up next. netflix may be ready to take on hbo. the "moneyscope" report next. >> the deal between google and verizon that critics claim will drive up internet prices. >> apple's next big thing? could it come with two wheels?
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >> it's 5:13. good morning, everyone. a million pounds of ground beef is being recalled because of e-coli contamination. it includes frozen ground beef patties and bulk ground beef sold under the butcher's cut brand. it was distributed to small markets and safeway stores and western states including california from october of last year to january of this year. the recalled beef includes the establishment number 8268. if you have any of the meat, you're asked to return it to the store you bought it for a refund. >> a proposal by google and verizon to regulate internet service is drawing criticism. they're calling on congress and the sec to ban providers from blocking online content or offering a paid fast lane essentially. but the proposal unveiled
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yesterday offers exceptions for internet access over mobile networks and for potential new services. critics say the exceptions will create a two-tiered internet that could lead to higher prices for consumers. >> concerns about the chinese economy is pushing stock futures down this morning. new trade figures show a sharp slowdown in chinese impacts. sales have seen to boost slowing demand for u.s. goods. with more minus. >> we begin your "moneyscope" report with the house taking a break from its summer break to vote on a jobs bill. lawmakers will take up the measure in a special session today. it provides $10 billion for teachers and $16 billion for medicate payments to the state. democrats say it will save hundreds of thousands of jobs for teachers as well as state and local government workers. republicans say it is a giveaway to unions and does nothing for the private sector. the federal reserve meets today to consider ways to rev up the economic recovery.
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policy-makers are expected to keep interest rates at record lows but they have a handful of other options at their disposal. stocks rose monday in anticipation the fed would use some of those options. netflix is working on a partnership that could help its rival hbo. netflix is working on a deal with pay tv channel epics that would give it online rights for films from paramount pictures, mgm and lionsgate. that's your "moneyscope" report. >> apple has given us computers, i-pods, i-phones and the i-pad. could an i-bike be next. the company has filed a patent for an accessory that could give your bike brain power. a docking station would fit on the handlebars and let you attach an i-pad or i-phone. your i-device would connect with sensors to give you real time information. it has the potential to work with teams of cyclists so they
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could communicate with each other on the fly. >> do you really want somebody working their i-pad while riding a bike down the street? >> may not be safe for the cy e cyclist? that's right. or the person out in front of that bike. >> i saw over the weekend someone riding their bike, on their phone. about taking some people out. >> that's what i'm talking about. >> that's going to be banned next. >> can we ban some of the fog and get more sun, a little warmer weather this weekend maybe? >> sure! >> that easy. >> all you have to do is ask. show you what's going on this morning. still a damp morning. marine layer a little thicker. a little more moisture-laden. some drizzle and mist, especially around the bay but not as much in the valley. i think we'll see a little more of the warmth this afternoon than the rest of us. not a huge warming trend, only a couple degrees today compared to yesterday. let's look at our current temperatures. still 52 santa rosa, san francisco and half moon bay.
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the rest of us mid to upper 50s. los gatos 60 and 62. monterey bay, 53 or 54. that does include our inland neighbors, salinas and gilroy. sunny around the bay today and slightly warmer, especially the east bay valleys. cloudy and cool tonight with coastal drizzle again and then a slow warming trend for thursday, friday, saturday and sunday. what we're dealing with now is still areas of low pressure dropping down in this bigger trough of low pressure. and that is steering these cooler conditions to us. as long as this trough lingers, we're going to have these below average temperatures. south bay mid to upper 70s, may hit low 80s saratoga and los gatos. more 70s on the peninsula. millbrae millbrae 68 the exception. downtown south san francisco, a little more sunshine and low 60s for you. same thing sausalito, san rafael 68. low to mid-70s through the north bay valleys but still in the upper 50s at your coast. 80 degree temperatures
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cloverdale and clear lake. 91 ukiah. on the east bay shore, richmond, berkeley, oakland, hercules in the 60s, low to mid-70s elsewhere. dublin 79. low 80s around gilroy, morgan hill. only 75 hollister and mid to upper 60s around the monterey bay. carmel about 62. tonight cloud cover once again. drizzle along the coast. possibly a little mist around the bay and low to mid-50s. what do you say we take a look at your accu-weather seven-day forecast. notice when i mean slow, definitely slow warming trend. talking about 2 degrees warmer thursday, 2 degrees warmer friday, again saturday and again sunday. but that will put us in the low 90s inland. mid-70s around the bay. could hang till monday, maybe tuesday until another cooling trend moves in. here's frances. >> we've had a few accidents this early morning but so far none causing big delays.
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a live shot, 680 walnut creek. the commute through contra costa county looking good southbound there towards highway 24 and down through the san ramon valley. we'll check out the bay bridge toll plaza delay-free at this time in the morning. heading to the north bay we'll show you 101 in san rafael where we're looking at traffic in the southbound direction so the right-hand side is southbound there moving well towards 580. now fire reported in alameda. this is in one of the piers near sherman street and buena vista avenue. smoke may be visible from 880. we'll keep an eye to see if it causes slowing. you can get the latest by going to and clicking on the bay area traffic link. eric, kristen? >> frances, thanks. it's 5:19. >> justin beaver get beamed. up next the latest video going viral on >> and just ahead, levi johnson taking a page from sarah palin's
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welcome back. it's 5:23. so you thank you you've seen enough of bristol palin's on again off again ex levi johnson? think against. his client is planning to run for mayor or city council member of his hometown of priscilla, alaska. that's where sarah palin got her start in politics. this is a tv reality show. whether he'll be taken seriously, his manager says people questioned jesus christ
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so i definitely don't care about these mere mortals questioning levi johnston. >> i didn't know levi was on that level. you learn something new every day. well, you'll wanna watch this. a new video of teen heartthrob justin beaver is flying around the internet. it does not show the young singer hitting the bottle but it does show the bottle hitting justin beaver. watch here. right in the head. these pictures of the young pop star come from a christmas concert in sacramento last year. beaver is beamed in the head by a water bottle thrown by an audience member. why? who knows. he said that didn't feel good and then he went on with the show. no word why it took nine months for this video to become public. >> he was come polled. >> he was. very composed. >> a spouse with alzheimer's or other forms of dementia often
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that. you gotta wait for people to get used to things. 5:26 now. an east bay family prepares to lay a world war ii hero to rest decades after his death. the story is next. >> i'm terry mcsweeney live in oakland. one year ago today a six year sold boy disappeared from the rock ridge district. today an effort to revive interest in the story of hasanni campbell. the story coming up. >> the massive crackdown coming today that could have you paying a lot less attention to your cellphone. >> and the steamy heat in the midwest that's starting to spill into the northeast. look at d.c. and new york, 98 and 95. 102 in dallas. worse when you factor in the humidity. 71 portland. all quiet at our major airports across the lower 48. severe weather possible minneapolis and chicago. watch for delays there later this afternoon. we'll have them with our flight
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all right. the traffic coming off the san mateo bridge eastbound 92. there's an accident where it
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caught on fire and now the grass is starting to catch on fire. i'll have the update on this and more details coming up. >> good tuesday morning, everyone. exactly 5:30. thank you for joining us. i'm eric thomas. i'm kristen sze. we're following breaking news in alameda where fire crews are battling a pier fire. no structures are threatened and nobody has been injured so far but crews are warning it may take a while to get that fire under control. again, this is in alameda, a pier fire. we'll continue to follow the story and bring you more details as we get them. >> it was one year ago today that six-year-old hasanni campbell disappeared. today events are held to mark the anniversary by people who still hope some clue to his whereabouts will be found. terry mcsweeney is live in oakland's rock ridge neighborhood. that's the last place anybody reported seeing him. terry, even the police are involved in these events today. >> they certainly are. homicide investigators are. the young boy was reported missing one year ago at the
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shoes of rock ridge store. from the beginning police never believed the child was here. they believe that he was dead already. >> today a renewed effort to remind the public hasanni campbell is still missing. in the days following that report last august 10th, a lot of activity. 10,000 fliers printed up. the boy's face put on t-shirts. from the beginning police did not believe the story by foster father lewis ross, that the child was kidnapped from his car here at rock ridge. ross and the child's aunt and foster mom jennifer campbell were arrested for murder but released for lack of evidence. a leader for the group, citizens for the lost society says her search will never end. >> i made a promise to lewis ross and jennifer campbell i would not stop until hasanni is found and i meant that. i won't stop until he's found. if that means both of them go to prison or it turns out that miraculously they're not involved, i still won't stop.
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>> today the citizens for the lost society will meet with the alameda district attorney's office to find out where exactly the investigation is. there's going to be a rally, a dinner, a prayer vigil to rekindle interest in this case. a reminder from investigators they'll be available as well. homicide investigators making themselves available to the media today. they're going to be talking about the case. but as far as anybody knows or thinks, there is nothing new in this case, it is still open but apparently very cold. live in oakland, terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> thanks. it's 5:32. an 18-year-old san francisco man faces a murder charge for the shooting death of a german tourist near union square sunday night. two other people were injured when a group of teens had an altercation and began shooting. allen wong reports. >> the husband of murder victim mesh shore left the hotel 7:00 and flew back to their home in
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germany. >> deep in his heart he's crushed. after being with someone for all these years and they come to celebrate i believe it was their 25th silver anniversary. >> sunday night around 9:00 a hail of bullets was fired outside this building just a half a block away from the couple's show tell at mason and gary street. a private party was being held for teenagers between 13 and 17 years of age. surveillance cameras captured people running for cover. >> and there was another man over here that i saw. he had gotted line glanced in the neck. >> police say it was a 15-year-old boy and a 19-year-old woman who were wounded. but the 50-year-old tourist and elementary school principal was hit in the head and died at the scene. ♪ >> the owner of biscuits and blues across the street believe the suspects were waiting in fronts of the establishment. >> they're all young teenagers.
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and they are like for some reason they are outside our door. >> police say they recovered a gun, detained five teenager suspects and arrested a san francisco man, phillip stewart. >> where the party was held at the native sons building we're told there was security and ironically the party promoter held these events so teens would be a safe place to socialize. the german couple had been traveling through the u.s. since mid-july and we're told they had plans to return to germany this saturday. reporting in san francisco, allen wong, abc 7 news. >> it's 5:34 now. furlough fridays for state workers will not begin this week as planned now that an alameda county judge has blocked them. judge steven brick issued a temporary retraining order yesterday saying governor schwarzenegger's executive order conflicts with state law. the order would have forced state workers to take three unpaid days off each month until the new state budget is passed.
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the governor's office will appeal hoping to lift the retraining order in time to have furlough fridays begin this week. >> 66 years after his death, a world war ii airman from oakland will be laid to rest today. airman sergeant john bonacio was a 20-year-old crew member on a b-24 that was shot down over germany on april 29th, 1944. seven years ago a german excavation team found human remains near the crash site. his sister travelled to the site and found a piece of his uniform with his name on it. dn ah confirms the identity and those remains will be buried at holy cross cemetery with full military honors. >> the highway patrol and police across the state will crack down on drivers using cellphones without a hands-free device. it's illegal in california to talk on your cellphone while you're driving but it remains one of the most ignored laws in the state. an estimated half a million citations have been issued since
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the law took effect two years ago. the chp says cellphone use has been a factor in at least 16 fatal crashes and 850 injuries. penalties are likely to double to $250 in january under legislation expected to be signed into law. >> see that video. not that easy to find it. >> no. >> no. >> they'll be out there. 5:36. >> and not very difficult to find drizzle again this morning like we've seen. >> mike, tell us more. >> yeah. it's mainly thickest arounds the coast and into the bay. that's where we find the drizzle and some of our higher elevations where you drive up into these more moisture-laden clouds as as we look at the 8:00 temperatures we see we're still dealing with 50 degree weather outside and mostly cloudy conditions. by noon we're starting to see those clouds really retreat quickly from the east bay valleys and the south bay. that's why those temperatures are in the mid-70s, even 69 concord and fairfield.
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mid-60s to upper 60s in the north bay valleys, cooler half moon bay and oakland. by 4:00 still looking at upper 50s to near 60 half moon bay and san francisco. sunshine arounds oakland, 65. 67 san rafael. low 70s for the rest of the bay. you can see the mid-70s ins south bay. mid to upper 70s in the east bay valley and mifd mid-70s the north bay valley. santa rosa 1, concord, san francisco and san jose pretty much the same as yesterday. about 13 hours and 47 minutes of sunshine on this tuesday. for tomorrow, look for pretty much more of the same but then the pattern slowly shifts on thursday all the way through sunday and into monday. temperatures could be 8 to 12 degrees warmer by the time we get through the end of the weekend. frances, the winds are fairly light out there. hopefully that's helping with the grass fire. >> that's good news to hear because apparently car fires are starting a grass fire right
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solve highway 92 eastbound as you come off the san mateo bridge. that's on the shoulder but it may cause delays and the fire crews are at the scene right now. we also have an update on the fire in alameda. this may be a pier on fire reported on sherman street and buena vista avenue. apparently some of the smoke is visible from 880 but so far not causing slowing for drivers making their way on 880 through oakland at this point. we'll keep track of it and let you know if that changes. >> oakland police cut a deal to save dozens of officers' jobs. >> muni fare chiefs beware. that rider getting on the bus with you could be undercover. >> a flight attendant, apparently snapped, grabbed a beer from the galley and escaped the plane on the emergency slooid. slide jaguar platinum coverage is not just a warranty.
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also could have 120 additional officers laid off in january. >> muni fare inspectors and san francisco police officers will team up this week looking for fare cheats. the san francisco changer reports teams of fare inspectors and police officers will stop muni vehicles and demanding passengers show proof of payment. violators who don't have a transfer receipt or fast pass face a $75 fine. the program was launched a year ago. muni estimates fare evaders cost the system $19 million a year in lost revenue. >> today pages have been set up in support of a flight attendant arrested after blowing his top. investigators say steven later began arguing with a passenger at new york's jfk airport yesterday after the man grabbed a bag from an overhead compartment. somehow it bopped slater in the head. slater asked for an apology on the public address system but
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the passenger cursed at him. slater went on the public address system, yelled profanities and grabbed two beers before going to the emergency escape chute and ran off. slater has been under stress because of an illness in his family. police arrested him at his home is in queens on a reckless endangerment charge. >> one of the passengers on the planes rode the airport shuttle train with him. said he looked happy and relieved. >> right. a little more background on him, too. on his lincoln profile, he says he's on jetblues chairman of the uniform redesign committee. >> how about that. >> don't think he'll be back on that committee. >> 5:43. the bloomberg business report straight ahead. >> the smokers in contra costa, what they could soon face. >> it's primary day. coming up, see how key races are creating3q
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all right. welcome back. it's 5:46. your california forecast, clouds along the coast and near 60 around big sur and eureka. 74 tahoe, the heat. chico, fresno and yosemite. kristen, eric. >> mike, thank you very much. it's 5:46 now. >> let's take a look at the stories we're following. today marks the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of six-year-old fremont boy
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hasanni campbell. members of a volunteer group will meet with an alameda county deputy district attorney to discuss new developments in the case. hasanni's foster father says he disappeared from a car parked outside a shoe store. >> supervisors in santa clara and contra costa counties will consider legislation today that would force pitbull owners in their communities to have pets spayed or neutered. it was spurred by the mauling death of a two-year-old concord boy by three of his family's pitbulls. >> phillip stewart, the sunday night shooting death of a german tourist. she and two sorry people who survived got caught in a crossfire during a dispute among teenagers. the latest coming up at 6:00. >> the contra costa board of supervisors intend to vote on a tough smoking ban. it would expand the current no smoking laws to include a ban smoking inside new apartments
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and condos with four or more units built after january 1st. the ordinance would ban smoking in outdoor balconies, porches, decks and patios in those housing units. the board will decide whether smoking medicinal marijuana should be exempted from the bill. >> several states go to the polls for primary elections. it could be an important test how voters are feeling about the obama administration. abc's mike marusard reports. >> it's august and already the race to november is heating up. some pitting support from party heavy hitters on opposite sides. in colorado, it's obama versus clinton. >> hi. this is bill clinton. i'm supporting andrew romanoff for the u.s. senate. >> obama backs michael bennett. a loss for bennett could be an embarrassment for obama. it's a political smackdown in connecticut. >> i approve this message because it's time for something
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different. >> former world wrestling entertainment ceo linda mcmahon hopes to trade the ring for the senate. >> what i hear when i'm around in our state is not, they're not concerned about soap opera story lineses. >> the conservative is expected to advance to november likely pitting her against connecticut attorney general richard bomben that will. in georgia... >> are you ready to elect a pro-life common sense, constitutional conservative who will fight like a mamma grisly for you? >> sarah palin is testing the national gop. she supports karen handle for governor. handle is up against deal who's endorsed by the nra and newton beginning gingrich. voters have two weeks to decide its key races. the official primary day is august 24th but early voting is already underway. abc news. >> a happy reunion is in store
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today for a kitten stolen from the san francisco spca more than a year ago. the three month sold kitten named jack daniels was taken from the pet adoption center in july of last year. jack was partially blind and needed veterinarian attention. this past week he was found wandering the streets of new york city of all places. >> new york city! >> if you can make it there, he'll make it anywhere. and identified by a microchip by a local rescue organization there. jetblue has offered to fly jack home free for the spca homecoming that will reunited him with his former littermate. >> it was johnny walker, right? >> yeah. 5:50 now. mike is here with a look at the forecast. >> yes. kind of dark outside this morning because of the mist, the drizzle, the low-lying clouds. let's take a look outside. they are hanging low this morning in the east bay valleys. yes. it is also cloudy and, no, i wasn't going there with your
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joke, i'm sorry. (laughter) >> i should have played along. i know we're short on time. let's move on. 5:51. talk temperatures outside. 50s. dropped to 51 in santa rosa for the cool spot. around the monterey bay, temperatures low to mid-50s including inland neighbors gilroy and salinas. sunny today around the bay but slightly warmer in a few areas. not much of a change from yesterday. cloudy and cool tonight with coastal drizzle and a slow warming trend starting thursday and peaking through the weekend. 5:00 this morning you see the cloud cover dominating through our neighborhoods through 8:00 once again. i think it will be a little faster retreat in the east bay and south bay. around the bay 12:00 pretty cloudy. 1:00 to 2:00, keeping you in the 50s. the 80s will return to the east bay valleys. only dublin 79 will not make it. san leandro, hayward low to
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mid-70s north of that. oakland and hercules mid to upper 60s. upper 70s dominateto saratoga and los gatos. low to mid-70s throughout the peninsula with about 68 in millbrae. upper 60s along the coast. slightly warmer downtown san francisco. that little sunshine will put you up 3 or 4 degrees into the low 60s. same thing with sausalito, san rafael 68. mid to upper 70s through the north bay valleys. clouds around the monterey bay, mid to upper 60s. 80 gilroy, 82 morgan hill. at&t park 7:15, cubs in town. temperatures 61 dropping to 57. tonight cloud cover once again and temperatures comfortable in the low to mid-50s. good sleeping weather still. accu-weather seven-day, don't expect much of a change in temperatures tomorrow. 2 to 3 degrees warmer thursday. sunday peak in mid-70s along the bay and low 60s at the coast. here's frances with an update on that fire.
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>> yes, mike. getting developing information on this fire. apparently as you drive along 880 you can see some of the smoke. it's a pier that's on fire in alameda. it's just off sherman street and ben vista avenue. emergency crews are at the scene. traffic flowing well on 880. as you make your way in and out of alameda and oakland it's fine. here's a live shot of the oakland maze for you. that's westbound 80, traffic heading towards the bay bridge. right now there are no delays heading towards the bay bridge and no delays at the bay bridge toll plaza. however, if you are coming off the san mateo bridge eastbound 92 past claw litter, there was an earlier car fire and you will find chp and fire crews at the scene attending to a grass fire but right now no lanes blocked as you make your way off the san mateo bridge. get the latest traffic information by going to our website, the place to go, and the bay area traffic link is under abc 7 extras. >> frances, thank you. it's 5:53.
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>> the federal reserve meets today amid speculation it has a plan to jump start the recovery. >> here's jane king with the morning's "moneyscope" report. >> good morning. it is fed day with central bank policymakers getting together to assess the economy and deciding whether they need to take action to keep the recovery on track. investors yesterday said it would take action. that's a two-month high. the dow gaining. reminder of the problems we face. the commerce department says income in most cities fell last year compared to 2008. down an average of 1.8%. denver, houston and san francisco came in above the national average. oracle isn't happy hewlett-packard forced out mark hurd. ousting his friend was as ill-advised as apple firing steve jobs in the 1980s. shares of h. p. down 8%. hurd resigned after an investigation into a charge of sexual harassment turned up
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problems with his expense account. people hired to count us, now it's coming in under budget to the tune of $1.6 billion. more people mailed in their forms than expected. too bad our household budgets don't look as good. you can access the internet. the "wall street journal" says the club chain adding wi-fi to all stores by november. shoppers can check out internet-enabled television by looking on to other sites they want to test when deciding which tv set to buy. you can also check prices at other stores and your e-mail. i'm jane king with the bloomberg business report. >> california attorney general jerry brown is ordering past and present officials of a los angeles suburb to turn over financial reports. he subpoenaed tax, and other records and told officials to give depositions under oath within two weeks. his office also plans to look into allegations that city
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officials asked residents to fill out absentee ballots and promised to file them. >> if in fact the election itself has been tainted by other violations in state law, then that involves civil, maybe criminal penalties and some instances you can overturning the election itself. >> when it became known that bell city manager made about a million and a half dollars a year in pay and benefits for governing a city of 400,000 people. he and top officials resigned over a wake of public outcry over their pay. >> a spinal fluid test may be 100% accurate in identifies patients displaying early symptoms of alzheimer's disease. it starts a decade or more before people have symptoms by which time it's usually too late to treat. researchers hope to identify people getting the disease and asking to volunteer test drugs that may slow or stop alzheimer's. the study is in the archives of
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neurology. >> just ahead at 6:00, an h. p. backlash. the silicon valley ceo says h. p. has made the worst personnel decision since apple fired steve jobs 25 years ago. >> the drive-through attack. the surveillance video that caused one unhappy customer simply snapping. wait until you hear what set her off. >> live in oakland, a story out of a movie script but not expected to have a hollywood ending. six-year-old hasanni campbell disappeared reportedly one year ago today. the latest on the investigation
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