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more than it helps? >> and most of us are waking up to wet conditions and still a little bit to be found this morning and again this afternoon and again this weekend. i'll have an update. >> and a breezy ride across the bay bridge this morning with wind warnings in effect, benicia bridge but freeways are delay free. >> eric: thank you so much for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> kristen: and i'm kristen sze. showers from the latest storm not totally done with it yet. >> eric: almost. let's check in with mike and see what is happening. >> all is quiet. most of our showers are low level and not getting that vertical extent, not going to produce heavy rain except for where you see where the amgen tour is running from livermore all the way down to san jose. so the higher elevations and santa cruz mountains, we do have
a lone shower showing up around daly city but all looks of it right now, light rain falling in santa clara valley and minimal drizzle into the east bay and also in the north bay. if you are traveling in the sierra we still have snow. it too is starting to taper. >> and across the benicia bridge wind advisories and making your way out towards martinez. so it's pretty quiet on the freeways. go ahead and check out golden gate bridge next, light heading into san francisco. also you'll notice roads are not as damp as yesterday. the traffic flows well and so far no wind advisories. >> eric: rain or shine the amgin tour comes to the bay area today. stage four of the bike race
begins in livermore late this morning and that town couldn't be more excited. terry mcsweeney is live in livermore with more. just to make it more exciting the city of livermore has put $50,000 up to be one of starting points for one of the stages of this amgen tour. rob white is joining me, economic developer for the city. you think you are going to recoup the money? >> i think we'll recoup that. mostly for the homes and obviously for the restaurants and more than full last night. we think we'll see a lunch crowd and revenue from sales. >> how many people are you expecting to be in livermore today? >> we think we'll see 10,000 people lining the route right here in the downtown area and additional thousands on the route. >> reporter: and you expect a return visit? >> we know there will be a
return visit. we know that many folks come back over and over again. we trace the route and we had riders come in last night ahead actually riding in it advance. we think, yes. >> reporter: rob white, thanks a lot for being out here this morning. the race goes to mount hamilton, and down and then atop the eastern foothills outside of san jose. they are trying to make it especially challenging to make it more similar to the tour de france, not quite there but still it's a developing tour, a few years and obviously gaining in popularity. terry mcsweeney, "abc 7 news". >> kristen: you are fired, that is what hundreds of your knowledge go to do to mascot of mcdonald's, ronald mcdonald. >> how is this for getting
attention, a full page ad asking the ceo of mcdonald's to stop marketing to kids. it's appearing in five other newspapers. they are asking to retire the clown. also do away with the toys and happy meals. the letter is backed by more than 550 health professionals and organizations. but mcdonald's released a statement to the wall street journlt saying the restaurant is committed to responsible advertising and they serve high quality food. that is not all. the fight over the toys goes on. here in san francisco and santa clara county lawmakers were successful at banning toys in happy meals but lawmakers in other states are struggling in their fight against the toys. l.a. times is reporting there is a trend happening across the country, lobbyists for the fast food restaurants are aggressively lobbying against the effort and they are winning. feeling from the restaurants is parents should decide not the
government. so are you with the clown or the toys or not? the fight is waging and also publicly. live in the newsroom, amy hollyfield, "abc 7 news". >> eric: this morning we've learned the identity the woman that arnold schwarzenegger had a baby with out of wedlock. also known as patty reportedly worked in the house hold as an assistant for more than 20 years. their son is now 14 years old. several experts say they believe the news in not have any permanent effect on the his political or entertainment pursuits. >> kristen: yesterday maria shriver was in for the taping of oprah winfrey's show. she has given me love and support and vision and most of all the truth.
a 21-year-old child wrote. i will always love my family and 17-year-old brother patrick tweed had i love my family. death do us part. >> closing arguments are expected in the chauncy bail murder trial after one of the defendants took the stand at the last minute to testify. yousef bey and antoine mackey are charged with the murder of the oakland journalist and the murders of two over men. mackey said he was not at the scene of any of the fatal shooting. prosecutors contend that bey ordered bailey killed because he was writing a storm about the your black muslim bakery in o which they owned. broussard made a plea deal testified bailey at bey's
direction. >> kristen: four law enforcement agencies may be consolidating their 911 dispatch centers, they are looking into the benefits of merging hoping to decide by late summer. no word yet on how much money will be saved or how much dispatcher jobs will be affected. critics say consolidating could reduce the level of service because dispatchers may not be familiar with the entire coverage area. >> eric: oakland police have recovered a stolen gun port. the historic brass relic was broken off friday night. it weighs more than a ton. they released two men for the theft and police say they don't know how they carted it away. a tip from a scrap metal recycler led to the arrest. >> kristen: you see the roads are still a little bit wet out
this morning. >> eric: it could be breezy on a couple of bay area bridges. mike has a look at the forecast. >> we are gusting around 20-25 miles an hour mainly around the bay shore and out to the coast. you can see a few scattered sprinkles and heavier rain up into the area around mount hamilton where we're going to find the best chances of rain for your morning commute. sfo gusting to 21 and hayward gusting up to 23 and san jose about 13. stepping out, temperatures in the upper 40s to low 50s. los gatos 46 degrees and we do have a few scattered showers that are possible. you can see green around mount hamilton but a better chance up around the north bay mountains where during the afternoon hours we got moisture in the air and moisture on the ground. upper 50s relocation to mid-60s
around the bay and mid to upper 60s as we head inland. higher elevations around the monterey bay and inland, also we could see a scattered shower. 59 around monitored ray. here is your accu-weather seven-day forecast and tomorrow and friday completely dry as is most of saturday but the breezes warph trend on saturday and a slight chance of a shower on saturday night into sunday as the systems passes to our north. once it's gone, monday and tuesday we will dry and close to average. traffic looking great on the freeway. you heard terry in livermore and some of streets are blocked. expect some road street closures for the stage four amgen tour of california leaving livermore and heading down to san jose. there will be rolling closures from 11:00 to about 4:00 where they'll end in san jose. some of the major routes, roads affected in san jose, alum rock.
look out for that as you make your drive through this afternoon. and you can take mass transit to bypass any of those road delays and so far they are reporting no delays. >> thank you. it's 5:11. >> still ahead, how would you like an extra quarter of a million dollars in your final paycheck? no-brainer. a fire chief hefty pay day upon his retirement. >> and san francisco mayor's plan to repair the city's crumbling street. >> oprah's farewell we'll take you behind the scenes. z
switching to progressive could mean hundreds more in your wallet year after year. feed me! saving you money -- now, that's progressive. call or click today. >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. welcome back. it's wab 14 the chief of the fire department will cash out in unused sick days. he has served the department for almost 46 days. he has worked hard and earned his retirement. he called in sick three times. people are questioning the
amount. >> he is going to walk away with a nice pension package any way so is it going to make a big deal? i don't think that is the case. >> the belmont fire protection merged with san carlos in 1979. he was promoted to chief in 2006. ed lee is asking voters to approve a $248 million bond measure aimed at filling potholes and fixing the city's roads. if voters approve the money will go to improve 850 miles of streets, half of which are deteriorating, sidewalks will be fixed a and bridges will be repaired, as well. mayor said the bond will create about a thousand jobs. he promises the measure will not require a tax increase. it will be on the ballot in november. 50,000 lucky fans were on hand to see the final taping of her final farewell show.
was hottest ticket in the windy city last night. all the big stars that came to say goodbye. now more from chicago khig. within the first five minutes, oprah delivered on the spectacular. superstars tom hanks kicked it off. mr. mission impossible showed up himself. it was a sendoff fit for the queen of late night television. she ruled the screen for 25 years. audience members were off the recipients of major gifts. the ticket to say goodbye was more than just good luck. >> it's a miracle. >> it's a miracle. this is a miracle.
>> the miracle of keeping her on her show but celebrating her farewell. >> so how did the 13 plus fans feel about the sendoff. everybody came out singing and cheering, one woman even told me it changed her life. >> kristen: can you imagine, what an audience? >> eric: and era is ending but, 5:17 let's check in with mike and look at the forecast. now it's over. let's take a look outside and see what is going on 5:17 and good morning to to you and southeast from the roof cam. that is the clearing that is
taking place during the mid-morning and midafternoon hours but a stray shower is possible this morning and again this afternoon. you can see the flow of that last chunk of energy moving northwest to southeast across the bay area. few showers heaviest extreme sections but as you head to the north, all is a little bit quieter. let's talk temperatures. thanks for stepping out. upper 40s to low 70 50s. a little cooler at los gatos and 51 to 52 around the monterey bay and inland. isolated showers is possible but enjoy the sunny spots and warmer temperatures that develop. we'll have warmer afternoons tomorrow and friday and a random chance of a shower this weekend and slightly cooler weather as a cold front passes to the north. for today our 24-hour temperature change, 3 degrees warmer in san francisco and 6 in fremont and oakland, concord 7 and santa rosa the biggest jump
10 degrees and 14 hours and 18 minutes of sunshine. down in the south bay, we'll have 56 in san jose and cupertino and everybody else will get a few degrees. on peninsula, few more degrees. mid-50s to upper 50s along the coast with a sunset around 57. hanging around that 60-degree mark with mid to upper 50s in the north bay valleys and breezy mid-50s at the beaches. a stray shower is possible at some of this activity developed in the north bay will move to the southeast. stray shower is also possible in the east bay valleys. mid to upper 60s for you. upper 50s around monterey and carmel you but everybody else 64 to 68 degrees. if you are heading to the game tonight, no need to worry about rain. cool and breezy and twins are in town. 7:05 first pitch at the coliseum
dropping down to 53 and keep falling with the lack of clouds mid to upper 40s. fog will develop and marine layer clouds will develop along the coast. with this chunk of energy moving through, a chance of a shower this morning. once the sun opens up still a lot of moisture and stray shower if you watch right here in the north bay, there you go, some development there and to the south of morgan hill and gilroy and higher elevations east of salinas. look how it cools out and tomorrow, total sunshine during the afternoon hours, temperatures jump about another 5-7 degrees and cooling trend on saturday and a stray shower, nothing to change plans over on sunday. it will dry for sure monday and tuesday. good to know. if you are heading out the door plan on a good ride.
it's been much quieter, interstate 80 in berkeley, no trouble at all as mistake make your way to the bay bridge, wind advisory in effect and also the benicia bridge. we have a live shot for you 680 in walnut creek. traffic is flowing well southbound at the top of your screen to 24. and we're also check out the 17 interchange in san jose where you won't find any problems at all in south bay or on the peninsula or in the north bay but we've got changes. we posted accidents on our website 24/7. mike mentioned the twins are in town but the team recently lost their greatest player, harmon kiflt killebrew passed away this week.
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it is 5:24. a recipe at skyline high school is among the finalists in recipes for healthy kids competition. three judges were in the school's kitchen to watch the students prepare spanish chick-pea stew. they ate a sample that is served in the school's cafeteria. >> i don't want to try it, kind of weird. >> it's wonderful to me. it's wonderful that the kids enjoy cooking it, preparing it some of them want to be chefs. >> the healthy kids competition is about serving nutritious food that kids will like in school. winning recipe will served at schools across the country. a prize money will be held in texas in july. a wisconsin cooking event is
making a milestone. 57-year-old consumed his 26,000 mcdonald's big mac and had a party to celebrate. he has ate two a day since 1972. the world record recognized him three years ago but typical fast food junkie, he is trim and fit and his cholesterol is on the low side. >> eric: no christmas present for you, dude. >> and more at 5:30, the video that is raised the qeogs about the conduct of san francisco police officers. >> and also the oakland city council makes a big decision about the controversial gang injunctions. >> arnold schwarzenegger's family speaks out. i'm john hendron and i'll have more on that coming up. >> here is a look at
temperatures across the country, pretty mild for this time of the year. 66 in boston. low to mid on 50s around seattle and portland. chicago at 58. this is just in. faa reporting flight arrival delays, nearly hour flight arrival delays into boston. to see if your flight is affected go to abc7news.com. flight tracker is at the bottom of the page.
child is identified. >> kristen: san francisco giants return to dodgers stadium for the first time since bryan stow was nearly beaten to death. los angeles police increase the reward in the brutal beating. >> drying that will take place this morning. breaks in the cloud cover. a stray shower is possible for the morning commute and during the afternoon hours. we'll talk about drier weather before and slight chance of a shower this weekend. >> still a good ride on the fries this morning. live shot of the bay bridge toll plaza where there are no delays. >> eric: 5:30 a.m. and it's wet out there. i'm eric thomas. >> and i'm kristen sze. stray showers couldn't dampen the cycling plans, amgen taking place today. lots of changes this year. terry mcsweeney is live at the starting point in livermore.
>> reporter: one of the changes is stage four is going to be starting right here in livermore. the city of livermore put up $50,000 for that honor. joining me now is rob white, economic development directors for the city of livermore. $50,000 in these tough economic times, some people are saying, are you out of your mind? >> we think it's a great investment. people are focused on livermore but national coverage and international coverage. >> reporter: 10,000 people expected today? >> 10,000 in downtown and many thousands others lining out. >> and they will be eating and spending money? >> all the hotels are reporting they are full. restaurants are full on a tuesday night which is rare. we think there is going to be a lot of activity and then the follow-up activity when people come back and say livermore was kind of fun. >> i also notice, people seeing
glasses made, they look like bicycles with spokess with lenses? >> we have gone bike crazy. >> reporter: are you going to be doing it next year? >> we are hoping to be doing it in the future years and being one of the only cities in the bay area a lot of focus is on us. >> reporter: from here it goes down to san jose and ends at the top of sierra road. that is a different kind of ending for the amgen tour. there will be rolling road closures on the way. go to abc7news.com and click on see it on tv. we'll tell you where and when they'll be. >> eric: this morning, we now know the identity of the woman arnold schwarzenegger fathered a baby with out of wedlock. mildred patricia worked as a
housekeeper and assistant for more than 20 years. their son is now 14. john hendron has more. >> now it's the schwarzenegger family's turn, what they are saying speaks volumes. >> this is painful and heartbreaking time maria shriver said. as a mother my concern is for the children. i ask for passion and privacy as our children and i try to rebuild our lives. she taped an appearance you have shown love support and wisdom and most of all the truth -- about what, she did not have to say. one tweeted this is definitely not easy. her brother patrick just want to quit and be normal for a while. the signature said at all. he changed it to patrick shriver >> arnold schwarzenegger is one of the most powerful people in hollywood.
he would not be able to do damage control anymore. >> where he hopes to return in hollywood, his star is likely to wane but his reputation might suffer. >> just days ago after revealing the couple had split up, schwarzenegger seemed to hold out hope. >> we both love each other very much. >> they have learned the other woman is a housekeeper is mildred pa are tricia known as patty. >> maria shriver has long kept a fiavtd poem. one day you knew what you had to do and began. she now seals to be following that advice. >> kristen: oakland city council has voted to fund the enforcement of a controversial gang injunction in parts of the city. last night they voted 4-3 in favor of directing police and city attorneys to enforce the
injunction. a second injunction involving the fruitvale district is being challenged in court. more than 200 community members addressed the council prior to the vote. >> san francisco public defender released a video he says shows police misconduct. a search and constituent drug arrest at julian hotel back in february. officers can be seeing walking into the building empty-handed and they walk out what appears to be a laptop and camera. those items were never entered in evidence. last week they released surveillance a similar incident involving some of the same officers. a police chief says the officers have been reassigned to other duties while the incidents are investigated. >> doctors in san francisco are expected to provide an update on bryan stow later this morning. meanwhile, extra security will
be on hand when the giants return to play at dodgers stadium tonight. los angeles police say they have received more than 500 leads. investigators say the strongest lead is a tip that a young woman was seen driving a car with the two suspects after the assault. they displayed a jersey similar to the one she was wearing. they have doubled the reward to $200,000 to find the suspects. >> the san jose sharks will try to even the western conference in vancouver. they lost 3-2 after taking a one goal lead into the third period. sharks' coach they were tired after a grueling seven-game series against the red wings but he doesn't believe the team will have the same problems tonight because they had an extra day off. it.
>> they will fall on your head but now it's going to be over, right. >> absolutely. it's almost over. we are still seeing radar returns on live doppler 7 hd but heading to the southeast and into the central valley. a few right around sfo but no reporting stations are mentioning this reaching the ground. as you look into the santa cruz mountains, it looks pretty impressive. some of this is reaching the ground but it will clear by the amgen tour begins in livermore around 11:45. you can see around 8:00 this morning, mostly cloudy conditions and upper 40s to low 50s. by noon, an increase in clouds and scattered shower possible. it's way up to our north during the noon hour. we'll have mid to upper 50s around the bay and even low to mid-60s inland. as we head towards 4:00, some of the showers will be moving southeast could move into the north bay and could have a stray shower move into the east bay
valleys from that shower that developed in the north bay. otherwise it's going to be quiet and temperatures warmer this afternoon by about 5-10 degrees. mid to upper 50s around the bay and low to mid-60s inland. accu-weather seven-day forecast, slightly cooler tonight because we won't have the cloud cover the last couple of nights. more sunshine and warmer weather for thursday and friday. breezy and cooler with a estuary shower on sunday. good morning. still can't find no problems this morning. you can take it easy out there but still a wind advisory for the bay bridge and also for the benicia bridge. traffic is flowing well westbound as we take a look at the live shot through berkeley. delay free as well and another camera shot, this time in the north bay. southbound traffic is on the right. looking good out of novato down to the golden gate bridge. you won't find any trouble in san jose. here is a look at 101, live
it's now 5:42, a conservative group is urging their parents home if schools celebrate harvey milk day. they have released the poll that conducted about harvey milk day. group's survey claim that 75% of californians do not support to a day to honor the pioneer. >> they could come home and say, look, i not going to be cross-dressing. i'm going to be believe in same-sex marriage and parents will say, where did you learn this. it's because the harvey milk instruction. >> it was signed into law by a republican governor. he is history. harvey milk was elected in 1977 to the san francisco board of supervisors. he was assassinated in 1978 by
another former supervisor dan white. in 2009 they established may 22 as a day to honor him. >> if you new instantly how much your car was spewing pollutants into the air would it change your driving habits. that is what researchers were trying to find out. el yont martin is using a gps device to get realtime information how he is driving. how much gas he is using and the amount of pollution his driving is creating. >> it could change driving behavior. >> you don't want to break too fast or and coast to your stop. >> it's a eco navigator made in china. the team installed in it a fleet of cars in the bay area to study the results. >> eric: the owner an l.a. gas
station will pay him back for a pricing mistake. a computer glitch set the price of premium at 1.10 a gallon. it happened after the attendant on duty tried and failed to update the price. station ended up 7,000 gallons of gas in four hours at 1.10 rate. owner is bout about $21,000. >> couldn't he put a sign up and close it down? $21,000 seems like a lot. >> while there were dozens of people in line, it would have been very unpopular. >> a heads-up for parents that children's products, new research finds contain a dangerous chemical. >> the space shuttle docks with the international space station. the expensive pay load that the
afternoon unfolds. best chances of wet weather will be scattered to heavier around tahoe and yosemite and high elevation snow and winter storm warning for tahoe did expire at 5:00 this morning. we'll have 60 degree temperature through central valley. >> eric: arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords will undergo surgery to replace a section of her skull that was removed after she was shot in the head in january. she was critically wounded after a gunman opened fire at a political event in tuis too son. the procedure is relatively simple. on monday, giffords was at cape canaveral to watch her husband, mark kelly rocket into space aboard the shuttle endeavour. >> it has docked with the international space station for the final time. it arrived this morning 3:14 this morning.
the pay load includes a 2 bye particle physics detector for the space station. astronauts will attach to it space station tomorrow. mark kelly and five astronauts are scheduled to spend two weeks at the space station. >> eric: time to check the weather forecast. rain the past few days, light at the end of the tunnel. >> looking behind us right there there is a little bit right there. it will be more likely in the afternoon hours and we'll see more sunshine tomorrow. checking out sfo, no flight arrival delays with the low deck of clouds. let's move on and talk about where it is raining and through the central valley and into the south bay where the amgen tour is heading today from livermore to san jose.
it's starting to dry also that is good for those folks. let's talk temperatures leaving the house right now, mid to upper 40s, los gatos, santa rosa. low to mid-50s elsewhere. monterey bay and inland, 51 to 52 degrees. isolated shower is possible today but sunny spots and warmer weather will take over more of the forecast. warmer afternoons will continue tomorrow and friday. random shower, cold front passes us to the north. it will bring more of us cooler weather than it will be a chance of shower. mid to upper 50s. east bay we could have a stray shower this afternoon. best chance will be in the north bay but with the prevailing northwesterly winds one or two may slip over but it will very light. same scenario there to a lesser extent, i think if anything develops it will slide into the valleys. mid to upper 60s with a partly cloudy sky down in the south bay. partly cloudy on the peninsula
and low to mid-50s for you. mid to upper 50s and breezy along the beaches. north bay beaches, breezy, mid to upper 50s but ten degrees mid to upper 50s around the valleys and monterey bay inland, most of us in the mid to upper 60s. mid to upper 50s for you. heading to the coliseum 7:05 first pitch with cool conditions and breezy conditions. 58 dropping down to 53 and twins are in town play today and tomorrow. let's look at the temperatures tonight and notice how they are cooler, mid to upper 40s in inland valleys. low 50s out to the coast. patchy fog and a little cloud cover but clear this morning, that is why it will be cooler. trough of low pressure and chunk of energy and extension purposes through and that is why we'll see most of showers down to the south and east. that is why they are moving away to the south and east.
during the afternoon hours, you see the showers develop around lake county. some could move into the east bay neighborhoods. during the overnight hours we wake up to clear sky and sunshine tomorrow. temperatures, some of the warmest will evidence this week. then the sea breeze returns, brings us cloud and cooler conditions for saturday and random shower is possible on sunday. drier and warmer on monday and tuesday. still can't find any problems out there, but just wanted to remind you, with amgen tour in livermore, rolling street closures from livermore out to san jose. it starts at 11:00 and continues until about 4:00 this afternoon but notice on the freeways, it's even green as you make your way through the altamont pass into pleasanton and again look out for more rolling closures in the south bay. they go through about 4:00 in had afternoon.
traffic is flowing well in the south bay. mass transit systems reporting no delays and even drive times are looking pretty good out of antioch, lone tree way to 242 is 18 minutes. go to abc7news.com. it's under the bay area traffic link. >> do you find your. a phones a big pain at airports? they are recommending homeland security policy and stop routine inspection of electronic devices. they argue unless agents have reasonable suspicion of wrongdoing since so many americans now have them. >> eric: get ready to dig deeper when you get a taxi in san francisco. fares are going up. they have approved the first taxi hike in eight years.
the fare will go 2.25 to 2.75 a mile. that will be the highest taxi fare in the nation. drivers say with gas, food and credit card fees going up they have to charge passengers more just to make ends meet. they will vote next month on raising the so-called flag drop rate, when you pay the minute when you step into a cab. >> one of top banks is making amends after some wrongful foreclosures. >> here is jane kingdom with the business report. >> 27 active duty personnel getting a free house from j.p. morgan chase. paying off their mortgages or giving their homes back after mistakenly forecasting them. hundreds of activists protested. >> nexflix, movies and tv shows account for almost 30% of traffic into u.s. homes during
peak hours. a day after hewlett-packard admitted to a painful slow down, dell says they are making changes help to withstand the slowdown. i ipad helped shares. >> and it may not be easy, women tend to allow for husbands do chores. the study looked at family both people working. at new york stock exchange, i'm jane king. >> eric: a study is raising concerns among parents with young children. they say 80% of baby products they studied contain toxic or untested chemical flame retardants that are linked to thyroid problems and other health issues. the study published by the
journal of science says car seats, nursing pillows, changing pads and strollers. about the third of the products contained a chemical called chlorinated tryst. baby lux organic and orbit baby say they meet standards without the retardants. they say so far about ten horses have tested positive in the state. now many events are being cancelled just a riding fairs are getting under way. it's a highly contagious disease where horses are around each other. veterinarians they may have been exposed to the virus after number of horses were infected
in utah. if you want to keep the doctor away, down a cup of coffee. six or more cups of coffee per day over two decades were 60% less likely to develop more aggressive forms of prostate cancer. researchers say that you can get a benefit from drinking turn-on one to three cups because the risk drops by 30%. coffee has been associated with lower risk of diabetes and parkinson's. still ahead at 6:00, the other woman, latest in the arnold schwarzenegger love child scandal and the shock maria on oprah. >> and they are gearing up for the big amgen bike race. it starts about 11:45. they have been betting tens of thousands of dollars on it. i'll tell but it in a live reportrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtr/