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good morning. i'm amy hollyfield live in san francisco. president obama will continue the fundraising trip with a breakfast downtown. details coming up. >> i'm terry mcsweeney live if san francisco city hall where there will be a big announcement today to help you find a parking spot easier. it is also going to make it easier on the environment. the story is coming up in a live report. >> weather wise, moist morning around the bay area. you should see sfo where a light rain shower just moved over. we had flight arrival delays there. i'll show where the rain is now and when it will leave your neighborhood. >> the roads are slick. we have seen a car go off the roadway and down the embankment in solano county. we have a complete traffic report coming up. >> good morning
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. 5:00 a.m. on thursday morning. wet out there. i'm eric thomas. kristen is off. as you heard, we have morning showers and slick roads and it has contributed to traffic trouble. we will get the latest on weather with mike in the weather center. this will lighten up soon? >> three more hours. then it's out of here. between 8:00 and 9:00 is when it will finally leave us. good morning. fremont, heading down 680. to 880 and milpitas, san jose, campbell. los gatos. sunnyvale. mountain view. the whole area getting light rain right now. while the rest of us some drizzle and cloudiness to the north. you can see in the last couple of hours the cold front is moving across the bay area. slow to go, though. a weak front and has to climb up and down our hills. look for the bulk of the moisture to fall south of the san mateo bridge in the next couple of hours. turn it over to megan to find out about the morning
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commute. >> the earlier problems have been cleared. no problems are blocking any lane of the roadway so it should be a smooth commute ready to leave the house. live look in walnut creek at 680. taillights are moving southersout south -- moving southbound. there is construction between 680 and rutger road until 6:00. live shot of bay bridge. we had a stall but it's been cleared. in the news, president obama holds his third and final bay area rundraiser at a san francisco hotel. it's been a profitable two-day trip for the president's re-election campaign. and the democratic party. abc7's amy hollyfield is live in san francisco with more on the story. >> yeah, he raised $3 million while he was here. his re-election campaign just started so you can't
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help but wonder how many more trips will we see in san francisco in two years? he is in friendly territory here. all of the fundraisers sold out from the 2,500 seats at the masonic auditorium last night to dinner pacific heights that cost $35,800 a plate. he covered everything from the economy to the frustration, some of his supports felt the last two years. he explained there have been times he was frustrated too. >> change is not simple. everybody likes change in the abstract. but change in the concrete is hard. it's tough. [ applause ] it requires work. >> 2,500 people listened to the speech last night at the masonic. he drew several standing ovations. the tickets ranged from $25 to $10,000 that brought you access to the vip reception
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from the president. he will walk away with $3 million. the final stop is st. regis hotel at breakfast, third and mission. later this morning. his goal is to raise $1 billion for his re-election campaign. that would make him the first presidential candidate to ever do that. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >> the president spent time in a fundraising din they're raised eyebrows. ceo hosted the event at his presidio home. guests paid $35,800 to meet and greet president obama. new price for ticket to dine with the president. the guests were will i. am of black eyed peas and stevie wonder. they tweeted this photo of the president with stevie wonder. the entertainer performed for the crowd with a song before mr. obama delivered his remarks. starting this morning it should be easier for the
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iphone users to find parking in parts of san francisco. city officials will throw the switch on a pilot program that uses smart meters and sensors to send out parking information. so yes there is an app for that. terry mcsweeney live in san francisco with more. >> a big announcement at city hall, 11:00, real-time parking is coming to san francisco. this is a program that the cities around the united states are watching to see if it works here. maybe it will work there. take a look. starting this morning. you can find out where your parking spots are. it will be easier for drivers before you get in the car. you can have an idea where the parking spot might be. here is how it works. information on the parking spot will be collected using the sensors where you park. detecting whether the spot is in use. information will be collected by smart meters. the information is sent to you can find it via computer or iphone application. being released today.
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it's out already. it's designed to take stress out of parking. and it allows for flex pricing. meaning if the demand is high. the price for the spot will go up. demand is low, the price goes down. this is not available in all areas. six areas in san francisco. including fisherman wharf, the financial district. the fillmore district, marina and others. 20% of meter spaces will be used. can connect you to where the information can be found. we found it right here on steve sifter my photographer iphone. application available now. go on there and find out where the parking spots are available. make it easier on drivers. easier on the atmosphere. when you go to, click on see it on tv. live in san francisco, terry mcsweeney, abc7 news.
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at&t is increasing we ward for catching -- reward for catching cable vandals. they damaged five boxes in pittsburg yesterday. latest in the string of attacks in the county since october. at&t says vandalism is dangerous because it disrupts the phone service and prevents customers from placing emergency calls. san jose butcher dog park will reopen this morning now that authorities determined that poison did not kill a dog that died after playing there saturday. the park shut down as a precaution. the dog system mimic that of an animal that had eaten poison but necropsy showed no sign of toxic substance in the dog's body. pg&e is alerting millions of customers that they live or work close to major national pipelines. they are sending informational letters to 2.5 million homes and businesses. the letters advise that the properties are located within 2,000 feet of pipelines like the one that
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exploded in san bruno in september. and enclosed safety brochure offers tips for spotting potential gas leaks. this morning, golden gate bridge will consider speed limit for bike riders on the span. they are considering 10-mile-per-hour speed limit on sidewalk and access path. 5-mile-per-hour around brid bridges. the speeders will would be fined $100. full board of director hearing won't be held until next month. 5:08. you can see wet roads and sidewalks. mike, how long will it be with us? >> from 8:00 to 9:00. that is when we will call off the dogs and the rain will be over and we'll enjoy sunshine and drier condition and easier commute this afternoon and evening. good morning. look at live doppler7 h.d.
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sunol grade, 680 to 880. out of the east bay shore. wet to 17 out of los gatos. this is area most likely to see the rain as it's sweeping south and east. we have temperature nsz the low to mid-50s. san jose at 58. upper 40s in half moon bay and santa rosa. look this afternoon, upper 50s. half moon bay, clear lake. sunshine will develop. low to mid-60s. we are still about three to five, maybe six degrees cooler than average. head to monterey bay. 60 at monterey and mid-to-upper 60s for the rest of the bay and inland. dry tomorrow and pockets of light rain still possible over the weekend. most likely saturday. monday. lingering flight chance. tuesday and wednesday. drying and warming.
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turn it over to megan to find out if the slick streets are causing problems. >> good morning. i'm happy to report right now we are accident-free throughout the bay area. hopefully it will stay that way as more commuters leave their house and head to morning commute. live look at 880. berkeley area and the headlines are moving westbound. drive-time from the carquinez bridge to maze is a light 19 minutes. roadwork near dumbarton bridge. eastbound 84, you will find two right lanes blocked between university and thornton avenue until 6:00. important news for vallejo bay link ferry commuter. the ferry is not operate something there will be shuttle buss in place. it will complete the 7:00 departure to san francisco. eric? >> thank you very much. 5:10 now. still ahead, the fire that forced people in one santa cruz county neighborhood to shelter in place. plus, while google may have to make people disappear. as the wedding day
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approaches, prince william and kate middleton grab more headlines. next, why they are much more than royalty and a pretty commoner.
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. 5:14 now. good thursday morning. in watsonville, residents are advised to shelter in place this morning while a fire at a cold storage warehouse burns itself out. the blaze broke out after 3:00 yesterday afternoon at the apple growers ice and cold storage building. firefighters have kept the fire from spreading and there have been no evacuation, but there is thick smoke and the possibility that ammonia used in refrigeration could leak from the plant. watsonville fire chief says the firefighters could be on the scene for two more day. martinelli keeps the popular brand of apple cider at that facility. google is being ordered to do a vanishing act in spain. the spanish data protection agency ordered google to remove links for 90 people who don't want the old data
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popping up during routine searches. in spain it's called the right to be forgotten. some of the information is embarrassing, including lawsuits that were later dismissed. google is challenging the order and has appealed five cases so far to spain's national court. wequeen elizabeth is celebrating her 81st birthday today but her grandson and his bride-to-remains in the spotlight. where every you look. there they are. the most famous engaged couple on the planet. but they're more than the prince and the pretty commoner. we have more. >> prince william has been a paparazzi favorite since he was born. despite the best effort to protect them. heir to the british throne, every move made it in the paper from where he went to school to which sport he played. polo and soccer, by the way. of course, which lady he courted. a certain miss kate middleton, hi fellow classmate at scotland
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st. andrew's university. he went to chile and taught school and it was publicized, especially because just like the fellow travelers the prince cleaned out the toilet at their facility. aftercollege, william chose career in military. he is serving three-year tour at search and rescue pilot. the life could not have become more differently. kate grew up in tiny buckleberry berkshire, the eldest child of a pilot father and flight attendant mother. kate graduated from st. andrew's with a degree in art history and a very famous boyfriend. she reportedly caught will's eye walking the runway in a school fashion show. since then, she has worked in the fashion industry. more recently for her parent party supply business. will and kate dated for eight years before announcing their engagement. so far, they seem to be taking everything in stride. even the inevitable wedding jitters. >> i was telling them today
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and my niece was tapping nervously. >> abc7 will bring you the royal wedding live during a special edition of "good morning america" from 1:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. next friday april 29. we'll also have a special edition of "20/20" from 9:00 to 11:00 p.m. the royal wedding, modern fairy tale. how about that? 5:17 now. look outside and see what is going on with the weather. >> still got showers out there to contend with this morning. afternoon commute ought to be easier. look outside and show what is going on. as we look at downtown san francisco from mount sutro this morning. just mainly cloudy. a little drizzle here. live doppler7 h.d. shows better radar return and the most likely area getting some steadier rain south of the dumbarton bridge in to the south bay. let's talk temperatures then. you can see where the cold front has moved through san francisco, fairfield, everything north of 80 in the mid-to-upper 40s. everything south of that, in
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the low to mid-50s. around the monterey bay, and inland, mid-50s. we have rain this morning. it will taper. that will open the clouds to sunshine this afternoon. it will be dry tomorrow as we sit between systems. the next system is weak. but there is a couple of them that i like to say will nickel and dime us through the weekend with scattered light rain. "scattered" being the keyword. look at the cold front. hung up in the bay right now. have a hard time, weak front climbing up and over the mountains. so right now it's hung up. that's why we are still dealing with showers. once it gets by, the high pressure, you can see the clear air on the front side of this. with the clockwise flow. that is what is going to push in our neighborhood. in fact, here it is. at 5:00, you can see the rain moving through the south bay. in the monterey bay. out of everybody's neighborhood. by noon. including the monterey bay. afternoon hours look at the sunshine that we will get. rainfall amounts, well, we've had some areas like the north bay mountains
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around mount st. helena. we will fall between tenth and quarter of an inch we talked about. for today's temperatures, once we open up the sky, we will hit the mid-to-upper 60s in the south bay. saratoga, cupertino, san jose, 65. peninsula, low to mid-60s, san mateo and redwood city around 62. mid-to-upper 50s along the coast to south san francisco. we should touch 60 in downtown san francisco. we'll be in the mid-to-upper 50s. bodega bay, stinson beach and rounding the ben to saucelito. low to mid-60s through north bay. and over to the east bay shore. in to castro valley. once you get past that, to the east bay valley, mid-to-upper 60s around brentwood. 67 degrees for you. low to mid-60s for the monterey bay. mid-to-upper 60s inland. carmel again, one of the cooler spots at 58. we have 50 tonight in oakland. 51 in antioch. mild area. the rest of rus in the mid-to-upper 40s. progressive jetstream. the smaller storms that will ride through. and with the moisture they
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bring, that is why we have scattered light rain. especially saturday. to a lesser extent on sunday. and monday. once it passes, spring warm in the forecast tuesday and wednesday. with low 70s inland. the upper 50s around the bay. near 60 at the coast. have a great day. megan? >> thanks, mike. good morning. if you are getting ready to leave the house. roadwork and the wet roads are the only thing that may slow you down. let's start off in walnut creek with a live look at 680. right at the north main exit. taillights southbound. no delays here. making your way to san ramon valley, you will find the roadwork and lanes are blocked in both directions. that is until 6:00 this morning. elsewhere, a live look at the san mateo bridge. the traffic is moving nicely in both directions. the headlights are moving eastbound to hayward. drive-times for your wet thursday morning commute. westbound 4 making your way out of antioch toward concord. 13 minutes. only 20 minutes rite now through the altamont pass on westbound 580.
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from 205 to 680. you can always get drive-times delivered right to your mailbox by going to the website, just click on the traffic link. >> thank you. 5:21 now. bart is giving away free tickets today. next, how you can snag one. distracted drivers. the surprising number of people still violating california law against holding your cell phone while driving. divorce battle involving custody of the los angeles dodgers. it forces major league baseball to come to ballot. -- come to bat. mc
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good morning. 5:23. live look from the san francisco international airport. you can tell from the sheen on the tarmac, it's been raining there as well. mike says the rain will be with us for another couple of hours. will it affect the air travel? we will keep track of that and let you know later in the morning. right now, we have more news for you. major league baseball is taking over day-to-day operations of the financially troubled los angeles dodgers. owner frank mccourt's vast fortune is tied up in a messy divorce. his wife was the team ceo until two years ago. mccourt is reportedly having trouble meeting the team payroll. the move by commissioner bud selig to take control cro of the team is seen as the first step to end mccourt's ownership of the dodgers. mccourt says he will challenge selig's decision. california is going after distracted drivers again. the state traffic safety office says at any given time 9% of the california drivers are illegally using
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hand-held cell phones to talk or text. another major curtailment effort is underway. we have over 280 local police departments that the office signed up plus 103 c.h.p. offices taking part in the zero tolerance effort. we expect at the end of the month to see tens of thousands of tickets written. >> at least 20,000 people have already been cited for a handheld talking or texting in a month-long crackdown. the traffic safety office says northern california has the fewest offenders statewide. bart wants to remind people about the environmental bin -- benefit at the train. they are offering 5,000 free tickets at blue sky festival. the festival at justin herman plaza takes place from 11:00 to 2:00 p.m. and will feature information from dozen of ecoexhibitors, live music and prizes. special passports will be
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handed out at the embarcadero station. the first 5,000 getting them stamped will receive $6 bart ticket. coming up at 5:30 -- i spy. the hidden iphone technology keeping tabs on you. >> president obama's speech in san francisco looked like 2008. full of standing occasions and hope. you will get a sample of it up next. next at 5:30, vote that will tell us what caltrain service looks in the near future. >> temperature swing on cool side. 40s in most areas. warmest weather from florida to phoenix. no more delays to philly. all the major airports are experiencing on-time arrival and departure. that could change with weather around kansas city and dallas today. we'll keep track of the
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delays for you.
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good morning. i'm amy hollyfield live in san francisco. president obama will leave the city this morning with a lot of money. details of his successful trip here coming up. >> i'm terry mcsweeney. if you have ever been here in san francisco and said i can't find a parking spot, i have good news for you. new programs unveiled today to make it easier to find it. you can find one before you get in your car. i'll explain in a live report. >> looking live from downtown san francisco. we have wet weather to start our thursday morning. >> i will show you the showers. give you a timetable on when they will leave and when they will return this weekend. >> we have important news for the vallejo ferry commuters. a look at the wet thursday morning commute coming up.
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>> good morning. >> thursday morning, just about 5:30. thank you for joining us. i'm eric thomas. kristen is off today. in the news, president obama boards air force one bound for rio today but not before hosting a fundraiser in san francisco. the president's third fundraising event in his two-day bay area visit. abc7's amy hollyfield is live at san francisco. the president is raising campaign money while on the other hand talking about cutting money out of the budget. >> that's right. he was presidential and a presidential candidate. he raised $3 million here in san francisco. this is really only the beginning. he has a campaign to run. he is just getting started. it looks like 2008 all over again at the masonic auditorium. obama gave a speech that generated several thousand standing ovations. he talked about the hard work ahead and how he needs the crowd support. he addressed the fact some
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democrats haven't been pleased with his performance saying he realized there are a lot of americans he needs to help. >> we knew on a journey like that, there would be set-back and detours. there would be times where we stumble. people act like the campaign was easy. they weren't on the campaign. they look back, "obama ran a perfect campaign. it was so smooth." what campaign were you on? [ laughter ] this was hard! >> reporter: the crowd obviously loved the speech last night. at the masonic auditorium that sold out all 2,500 seats. the final fundraiser will be here this morning at the st. regis hotel at third and mission. in all, he will make $3 million. which really isn't that much when you look at the big picture. hoping to raise $1 billion for his campaign to make him the first presidential candidate to do that. live in san francisco, amy
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hollyfield, abc7 news. >> thank you. 5:31 now. the president arrived at the masonic center to the sound of protesters. >> mr. president, we want money for jobs. we want money for education. >> demonstrators from all sides tried to get attention for their cause. protesters followed mr. obama all day at every stop he made including a private fundraiser in pacific heights. however, the president supporters far outnumber his critics. >> the president kicked off a visit with a town hall meeting. he was joined on stage by the notoriously casual ceo for facebook mark zuckerberg. >> my name is barack obama. i'm the guy that got mark to wear a jacket and tie. [ applause [ applause ] >> it was streamed live. the president defended the budget plan, including proposal to raise taxes on
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wealthy americans. mr. obama made a pitch to younger voters. according to the white house. 30% of president obama's facebook friends are under the age of 25. after this morning's breakfast, mr. obama will depart for sfo for reno and then off to los angeles for more fundraisers. 5:33. other news. caltrain bard of directors is set to hold a special meeting to voted on a proposal to avoid drastic service cuts. caltrain staff come up with a plan to get $3.5 million by deferring maintenance and borrowing from a capital fund. officials say it would avoid closing station and cut to train schedule. the prices would still likely increase 25 cents more on a one-way ticket. $1 a day more for parking. i phone owners will have an advantage when it comes to finding parking in san
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francisco. pilot program will kick off this morning that will send a message to iphones showing where the parking spots are in several city neighborhoods. abc7's terry mcsweeney is live in san francisco with the story. terry, other cities are watching to see how well this works. >> they are watching this pilot program care thy. two-year program. $20 million from the department of transportation to see if this can make it easier to find parking spot and reduce pollution. a lot of cities are watching. take a look at how it works. it kicks off today in san francisco. here is how it works. information on parking spot is collected using sensors, detecting where you park. detect if it's in use or not. smart meter collects it and it's sent to the iphone does have the only app which can give you the information. you can find it online. it is designed to take stress out of parking and clean up the area.
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if you are not driving around looking for a parking spot you are not burning up the atmosphere. it allows for flex pricing; meaning, if there is a high demand for pricing, the price goes up. flex pricing should go into effect in a couple of months. if you want to pay for this you can using any phone. you can use your computer and eventually you will use any phone to pay for this as you pull up to that parking spot, which you know about ahead of time. not every area in san francisco. just six areas including the marina, fillmore, and financial district. to find out more go to click on "see it on tv." they have the spots there. also available at the 14 city-owned parking garages. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >> thank you. 5:35. this morning, oakland school district officials say they plan to cancel more layoff
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notices slated for hundreds of teachers. the media partner, the oakland tribune reports the school district plans to spare 80% of the full-time position that faced elimination. now only 35 kindergarten through 12th grade jobs could be slashed. a dozen teachers without proper certification to teach english learning students will get layoff notices when the final notices are sent out may 15. 5:36. waking up to wet roads because of the rain that rolled in this morning. mike? >> a look at live doppler7 h.d. good thursday morning. coming out of sunol grade in the south bay and especially the higher elevations on both sides of the santa clara valley. look for light drizzle and light rain in the area. even drizzle around the rest of the neighborhoods as the atmosphere is moist. through the heart of bay area. once we get behind it, you can see clearing that takes place. and sunshine this afternoon.
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it's breezy in some areas. 36 in napa. 14 in novato. livermore also. 20 in fairfield. heading through the 8:00 hour, you can see rain move south. move away. cloudy conditions and upper 40s to 50. bier noon pocket of sunshine will develop and push us to 50s. even mid-50s to 60s in east bay valley. by 4:00, more sunshine in the forecast. temperatures will be hitting the low to mid-60s. except for the coast and san francisco. where we have the mid-to-upper 50s. the accuweather seven-day forecast -- dry tomorrow. pockets of light rain over the weekend. especially saturday. warmer and drier tuesday and wednesday. find out about the slick streets. how is the commute? >> good morning. we have had three spin-outs within the last 15 minutes. the good news is they are on the local side streets. nothing on a bay area freeway. shouldn't slow down your commute if you are getting
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ready to leave the house. live look at the east shore freeway. interstate 80. heading through the berkeley area. headlights are moving westbound. drive-time from the carquinez bridge to the maze is a light 20 minutes. important news if you are a commuter on the vallejo bay link ferry. the ferries are not operating. shuttle buss will be in place taking the vallejo transit buses will commute the 7:00 departure to san francisco this morning. no vallejo ferry service in operation this morning. buses will replace the ferry. >> thank you. jurors in the chauncesy bailey murder trial watch a secretly recorded video. still ahead, what prosecutors say it reveals about the crime. when mayor ed lee says he plans to reveal his pick for san francisco next police chief.
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. good morning. 5:41 on the abc7 morning news. live look at the golden gate bridge. you can see a little bit of puddling there. very little. some of the light rain we have had overnight. you can see it's still humid out there from little halos around the light. we will tell you about the effect on the road in a couple of minutes. mayor ed lee says he is a week away from announcing
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the new pick for permanent police chief. he was left picking the top cop in january after outgoing mayor gavin newsom appointed chief george gascon to be district attorney. the second in command godown was interim chief. they whittled down applicants and submitted three candidates to mayor lee on march 15. he has not said if godon is among the three. in oakland, jurors in the bailey murder trial have seen key piece of evidence. they played video in court showing the head of your black muslim bakery laughing about the journalist's death. they tricked yusef bey iv, half brother and associate days after the murder secretly recording them in police holding cell. he told investigators he knew he was being recorded and he lied to confuse the police. >> defense attorneys call
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the video inflammatory. prosecutors hope it supports their contention that they ordered him killed to stop publication about the article over the financial troubles. 5:43. apple fails to keep up with the ipad ii demand. we have the bloomberg business report coming up. >> free rides in walnut creek. while a downtown trolley service that everybody likes is coming under fire. plus, proposal to add a fee to the soft drinks you buy. why supports say it could save schools as well as children's health. a blind sea lion unable to return to the wild is getting some new digs.
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welcome back. 5:46. the bulk of the precipitation in the sierra. thunderstorm around chico and reading and yosemite now. that is all going to stay that way until the afternoon hours. when things start to clear up a little bit. upper 60s to 70s. along coast. san diego and l.a. mid-60s there. sunshine, 82 in palm springs. rain and 48 at lake tahoe. >> look at the stories we're following this morning. president obama wraps up his bay area visit with a fundraising breakfast at san francisco hotel this morning, in his third fundraiser in the bay area in go days.
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caltrain board of directors is set to hold a special meeting today to vote on proposal that could avoid drastic service cuts. caltrain proposal has a plan not to see any cut in service but they would still have dollar increase in parking. real-time parking information will be available today in certain san francisco neighborhoods. the city officials will launch the pilot program. smart meters and sensors will be used to detect where the parking is available in seven areas. the latest coming up at 6:00. >> $1.5 billion plan to redevelop treasure island could get a boost today. the plan features housing for 19,000 people including a $450 highway apartment building. and a shopping area.
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but 400 affordable housing units were dropped from the plan when governor brown cut redevelopment funding. the plan has been in the works since the navy left treasure island in 1997. you might think a free trolley service would be met with open arms but in walnut creek it's coming under fire. critics say it's a courtesy the city can no longer afford. for 20 years, the city of walnut creek subsidized the free downtown trolley. the buses run every 20 minutes from the city's busy shopping area to bart and back. a former walnut creek city council candidate believes the current council has no business voting to continue paying $200,000 per year to keep the trolley free. >> under the prime conditions where there is no economic downturn. we're not facing extreme budget cuts. i think it's a great service to have. the problem is that we are in a downturn. >> keeping people from needing to park, keeping people polluting while they look for parking space and
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helps the employees get to and from. a big success. >> supporters of the trolley say it's good for environment. walnut creek pays its fare box subsidy out of downtown parking fees. this morning, giants fans might be surprised to see one of the team's most popular players when they go to bank. buster posey will give away tickets to upcoming giant games at the select bank of america banking centers in san francisco. he will be handing out other baseball themed items as well to customers. b-of-an is keeping the locations a secret. but officials say posey will be at the select banking centers between 10:00 this morning and 12:30 in the afternoon. you can see one of their valuable players, one of the most valuable players at the bank today. >> i think i need to go on a live shot for the midday show. >> do you? >> you need to find the bank first that will be at. >> exactly. >> look at the weather outside. rain out there. light rain. >> dry by the time he goes on the tour of bank of
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america. >> no rain-out for buster. >> we could haven't that, could we? absolutely not. ticker tape parade of rain. there you go. 5:50 this morning. good morning. see the clouds are starting to break across the bay. as we look from the roof cam in downtown san francisco. back to south and east. all right, take a look at rain totals. show you where the rain is right now. still mainly in a higher elevation around santa clara valley. where san jose has .01. same with redwood city, fremont and concord. 800 in san rafael. .12 in petaluma. .13 in san francisco. up on mount st. helena, three-quarters of an inch. the cooler air moving in. we have the mid-to-upper 40s. south of that, we have the low to mid-50s where the
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cloud cover is hanging around. cloudy around the monterey bay. sprinkles and mid-to-upper 50s. the rain will taper quickly. by 9:00, it's gone. pockets of sunshine this afternoon. we will be dry tomorrow as we are stuck in between systems before scattered light rain this weekend. take a look at temperatures today. still, well below average. two degrees in napa and oakland to four in san francisco. redwood city. and san jose, six degrees cooler than average. livermore, 62. ten degrees cooler where you should be. sunrise, 10:27. set at 7:51. look at if t satellite and radar. you can see the front slowly moving through the bay area. once it does pass, upstream, you can see the clearer air. that is what is coming in this afternoon. here is a timetable. 5:00 hour, all the way to 8:00 hour. some rain is hanging around the south bay to monterey bay. by noon, everybody should be free of rain. then the clouds open up for sunshine during the afternoon ours.
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rainfall amount, .5 to .15 for rest of the neighborhood. mid-to-upper 60s in the east bay valley. low to mid-60s in the east bay shore. mid-to-upper 60s in south bay. peninsula, drop to low 60s. we have low to mid-60s in north bay. low the mid-60s in monterey bay and upper 60s inland. the accuweather seven-day forecast -- the pockets of light rain on saturday. to a lesser extent on monday. spring warmth, sunshine and dry weather monday. for tuesday and wednesday. good morning, megan. >> good morning. the weather conditions are definitely affecting the commute in sonoma county. this is near the north wood golf course. all lanes are blocked.
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avoid this if you can. if you are heading out of town to sierra you will need chains. they are required on 80 between king valley and donnor lake. this is san jose, 280 at the 17 overcrossing. no problems here. sorry, this is 101 at the 880 overcrossing. looking good out of morgan hill to the peninsula. check traffic by going to our website. click on the traffic link. >> thank you. 5:53. forget ipad ii. here is bloomberg reporter jane king with the moneyscope report. >> apple never ceases to amaze. blowing away analyst estimateds with the surging sales of iphone in second quarter. the ipad ii sales were strong. they couldn't make enough of them to meet the demand. if they had, the results would have been better. techies have more reason to
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celebrate. citing analyst from moody's, where 160,000 tech jobs are expected to be added this year. not since the dot-com bubble has competition been this fierce. jennifer anniston kicking off the film service. they can get 48-hour rental of just go with it. they say it may consider lowering the price. general electric is boosting the dividend. rally for the stocks yesterday. sending levels to high level since june of 2008 based on strong result from intel and yahoo. the u.s. markets are closed tomorrow for good friday. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king with the bloomberg business report. two american security experts say they found a hidden file that allows iphones to keep record of where the fon has been and when it was there.
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there is no evidence that the information is transferred to apple. a new study finds california cash-strapped school could generate $1 billion every year by taxes soda. they say a one-cent per ounce tax on soda and sweetened drinks would raise $233 for every student in state schools. in addition, funding would be raised for childhood obesity prevention initiatives. researchers say californians would need to buy the equivalent of $14 billion 12-ounce cans of soda to raise the money it wants to help the schools, local agencies and the anti-obesity programs. the study is based on a bill by assembly bill moning of carmel. south bay middle school choir hopes to drum up enough online votes tomorrow to win $10,000 for the music
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programs. [ singing ] mount view crittondon middle school is finalnist the fruitable school music mash-up competition. five other schools are in the running. >> it's so amazing we got in. this is really cool. i mean, we're okay. but i didn't think we were that good. >> all the different companies that need creative people in our future. that is what we're doing, producing the creative employees. >> the voting ends tomorrow. you can help them take home the top prize by casting your own vote. just go to, click on "see it on tv." sea lion found shot on a saucelito beach last year will be able to live out his life in a cushy new home. silent night, named by his rescuers, was blinded by shotgun pellets and is considered unfit to return to wild. the san francisco zoo will take him in.
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another sea lion will live with him in a pool refurbished just for them. 5:57. just ahead on abc7 news at 6:00 -- the pg&e flier that could raise new concerns for millions of bay area residents. plus, the proposal that would set a new speed limit for the golden gate bridge, but not for drivers. i'm terry mcsweeney live in san francisco. if you are ever had trouble finding a parking spot in this city -- that includes everybody -- i've got good news for you. soon you will be able to find one before you get to it. i'll explain in a live report. @t@t@t@t@t@t@t@t@t@t@tzqi
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