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i'm amy hollyfield live in east contra costa county. the sheriff department says a 4-month-old baby has been found. we'll have the latest on this case. straight ahead. >> i'm tomas roman, san francisco general hospital. los angeles police announced arrest of the main suspect in bryan stow's march 31 beating at the giants game opener. we'll have more coming up. live look at the embarcadero, downtown san francisco. in the ferry building. you see the trees are moving, the flags are flying. winds aren't as bad as they were last night. i will tell you when they finally calm. then we have rain in the forecast. >> you'll find breezy conditions across some of the bay bridges this morning as well as the altamont pass. try to take it easy out there, i'll have details coming up. >> good morning, everyone. monday morning. a little breezy as you
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heard. thank you for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. frances speaks, i'll listen. if are driving, have both hands on the steering wheel. right? >> all three if you have an extra. howling winds will get your attention. okay, it's monday. give me a break. check in with mike for a look at the forecast. >> we'll go back to last night. 11:00, and check out the wind speeds. we were gusting to 40 miles per hour. that's at s.f.o. 35 at oakland. 28 at hayward. 25 in novato. now, track what is going on this morning. it's calm in novato. still 30 at s.f.o. only 18 in oakland. still about 32 at hayward. so in some areas it's still rather breezy this morning. what you are looking at here, wind bar. this shows where the wind is going. and depending on how many little flags we have here, 10 to 20 knots. each one of those represents 10 knots. so we've got 25, 35-mile-per-hour wind that is going to hang around the coast throughout the afternoon. it tapers as you head inland to a 10 to 20-mile-per-hour wind. look what happens once the
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sun sets tonight. the winds start to subside also. that will mean a cooler morning tomorrow. i'll talk more about the rain in a minute. it looks like it'd be a breezy day today. tough time across the bay bridge. frances? >> drivers splieth a tough time as well across the san francisco bridge. it certainly felt like it was blowing at 30 miles per hour through san francisco earlier. the roadwork at 238 to 580 has been cleared. that is better news. the connection ramp is all open. you will find a wind advisory as well for the altamont pass. right now, it's delay free. out of tracy making your way toward the dublin interchange. we check out another live shot for you. this is the incline section of the bay bridge. you want to be careful, as you make your way across the span. kristen? >> frances, thanks a lot. the top story, contra costa county investigators are trying to unravel a baffling baby mystery. they just confirmed this morning a 4-month-old baby girl who reportedly vanished from her bassinet over the weekend is safe. abc7's amy hollyfield is live in martinez at the
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sheriff's office. amy? >> the sheriff department is confirming, kristen, that the baby has been found. but the detective on the case hasn't released more information. they haven't even told us if the baby is okay, or the condition of the baby. 4-month-old ramy amadea gallego disappeared from her home sometime saturday night or early sunday morning. the parents told investigators they put her to bed at 10:00 at night in her bassinet in their master bedroom. they checked on her at 6:00 a.m. and she was gone. her parents called the sheriff office at 6:20 yesterday morning. her parents are convinced that someone came in the home and snatched the baby. >> that is the only thing that it could be. i have mean kristen and rudy aren't that type of people. people say weren't you watching your kid? he was next to you. he said same thing, you're probably asking how did it happen. someone came in the house and took the baby.
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>> investigators interviewed the parents at the sheriff office yesterday. they consider them witnesses. they say it's standard procedures. they are not considered suspects. investigators searched the home for evidence. all along they treated it as a missing person case, not an abduction. now they are telling us that the baby has been found. the story is still developing. we're here at the sheriff office to get new information for you. we'll update the story throughout the morning newscast. live in martinez, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >> amy, we will check back. thank you very much. 5:04. police are still looking for two suspects of a brutal beating of bryan stow. but one suspect was arrested over the weekend. the family will talk about it in a news conference today. abc7's tomas roman is outside san francisco general hospital where he was moved last week. >> reporter: good morning, eric. bryan is still in critical condition at san francisco
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general hospital but the good news is after 6,000 hours of investigation over the past seven weeks, los angeles police say they arrested the main suspect in the march 31 beating of san francisco giants fan bryan stow. this sketch helped lead to the arrest of reputed gang member and exconvict giovanni ramirez, 31 years of old of los angeles according to police. the arrest went down at his los angeles apartment complex early yesterday morning. tip from ramirez patrol agent triggered arrest. stow's sister welcomed the news. los angeles city council member ed reyes put out a warning to the remaining suspects. >> we are not going to stop. we are going to continue working hard. that we've got the first suspect, and we will identify you and we will bring you in. >> i can't tell you the emotions going through right now. to be excited is the least we can say. we don't even know what we're feeling. >> stow was moved to san
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francisco general hospital last week and remains in critical condition. doctors are planning to reduce his anti-seizure medication soon, so as to better assess the brain damage. they hope to move stow to a rehabilitation center in the near future. now while police say they have the main suspect, they are looking for another man and a female driver of the car the men were in at the time. and stow's family will hold a news conference here at san francisco general hospital regarding the arrest and stow's condition at 11:00. reporting live in san francisco, i'm tomas roman, abc7 news. >> thanks a lot. we're expecting the c.h.p. to release more information later this morning about a hit-and-run accident that killed a pedestrian on the freeway. it happened shortly after midnight on interstate 880 in oakland. c.h.p. investigators say about six witnesses reported seeing a man crawling across the freeway in the fruitvale area. just south of park street. the man was hit by one or more vehicles and no one stopped. the three southbound lanes were shut down until 2:00 this morning. while officers conducted
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their investigation. >> san quentin prison is on lockdown after a riot at the maximum facility injured four men. it broke out last night in the prison dining hall. guards stopped the brawl using non-lethal bullets and pepper spray. in the aftermath they found ten weapons made by inmates. no word on what sparked the riot or the condition of the four injured men who are in the prison hospital with stab wounds. no guards were hurt. vallejo man who tried to force his way to the cockpit of a san francisco bound airliner three weeks ago is due back in court this morning. 28-year-old raji almarisi has been in custody since he was tackled by an american airline flight attendant may 7. witnesses say he jumped up and moved quickly toward the cockpit shouting "god is great" in arabic. a federal judge ordered a mental evaluation and refused to let him post bail at the last court appearance. today he is scheduled to appear on evidence hearing
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on charging of interfering with a flight crew. 5:07. just about 5:08 now. hearing about the gusty winds. if you look at the camera shots you can see the camera shaken around. >> talk to mike about the wind speeds and when they might taper. >> the wind speed continues to be a factor this morning though they're not as fast as they were last night. you see the low pressure helping to create those moving through. right now, rather quietly. kicking up a few clouds and the wind gusts. but no rain in the forecast at least not today. and tomorrow. the wind speeds will start to relax. once the sun sets until 8:15, 8:30 until we get rid of 20 to 30-mile-per-hour breezes that we'll be dealing with the better part of the day. they could be faster along the coast. they have kept the temperatures up. most of us in the low to mid-40s, i should say this morning depending on your perspective. napa and fairfield, 49 degrees. as we head to afternoon hours, temperatures below average. the winds will make for more sunshine. half moon bay, lingering clouds and 58.
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we have mid-to-upper 60s throughout the bay shore and in the south bay. low 70s in east bay valley. upper 60s to low 70s in the north bay valleys. it should be mostly sunny today. monterey bay, clouds lingering around monterey. 60. mid-to-upper 60s for the rest of the bay. upper 60s to low 70s inland. the accuweather seven-day forecast -- once we get past the wind, all eyes turn to wednesday's chance of rain. cooler than average weather just about every day this week. good morning, frances. >> morning, mike. you know about the wind advisories already for drive in to work. i want to show how it looks like in the rest of the bay area. we start the winds at 680 in walnut creek through contra costa county. no trouble at all as you continue southbound toward highway 24 and through the san ramon valley and sunol grade. also, check out another live shot for you. this is the north bay commute. the drive is at the limit. actually above the speed limit. this time in the morning. from santa rosa through san rafael down to san francisco. and on the peninsula, it's
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also pretty good if you are heading toward s.f.o.. this does look windy here as well. headlights make their way northbound to san francisco. no trouble at all in san jose. with the live shot of the 280 and 17 interchange. see traffic is absolutely light. no accidents to slow you down. eric, kristen? >> thanks a lot. 5:10. still ahead, the crew of the space shuttle "endeavor" places a phone call to an arizona classroom. why this call was very special for the youngsters. >> also, facebook looks to create some official friends around the world. >> special honor for murdered gay right pioneer harvey milk on what would have been his birthday. next, how the memory will be used to give hope to lbgt youth.
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. 5:13. welcome back. elementary school students in tucson, arizona, got a lesson from orbiting astronauts on board the space shuttle "endeavor." students at mesa verde elementary school attended for sat lithe question-and-answer period with two astronauts. they were classmates of 9-year-old christina taylor green. the youngest of six people killed in a january shooting rampa rampage. congresswoman gabrielle giffords was shot in the head in the ram pain. her husband mark kelly says the crew will sign the school's yearbook. he commands the mission. several had to ask the
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astronauts about the space travel. >> my question is what is the most interesting or exciting thing you've ever seen? >> it's the stars and the moon. the most exciting thing i've seen while i was up here is planet earth. >> astronaut working outside the international space station had technical difficulties trying to lubricate a joint in the solar power system that caused the space walk to take longer than usual. they only got part of the job done. they will take another spacewalk tomorrow. the department of the head of the international monetary fund is a new tourist spot. dominique strauss-kahn is under house arrest at a luxury high-rise in lower manhattan. tour buses began going over the building or by the building over the weekend. the 62-year-old economist is accused of sexual assaulting a maid in new york hotel suite. he denied the charges. khan was freed after posting bail last week.
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facebook getting in diplomatic service. the palo alto social networking giant is creating the own interim state department to represent the company. they will monitoring the political landscape and may make themselves to comment on tech issues. the office that once held the camera shop owned by murdered san francisco gay rights political pioneer milk is crisis center for lbgt youth. >> we'll take calls from all over the country to provide them a better future. >> several members of the milk inner circle joined the elected officials of the opening of the center on castro street last night. milk would have turned 81 years old yesterday. the state set aside may 22 to honor him. >> what was so much a part
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of harvey's life and work to make sure that every young person would know and understand that his or her life was not only due respect and dignity an validation but had great work. >> takes hold inside the score from the bay and bisexual young people who face challenges from family and peers. the san jose sharks now have to win the next three games or they face elimination from the stanley cup playoffs. they are scheduled to practice before heading to vancouver for showdown tomorrow night. the sharks have their backs against the wall after losing at the tanks last night. canucks scored three times against the sharks in a two-minute span of the second period. canucks won the game 4-2 and have a commandering three games to one lead in the western conference finals. >> sharks have been doing this to their opponent and not used to having it done to them. >> right. we were used it to, torture at the giants game, right? you notice in the afternoon how it started to pick up with the winds and my
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daughter, mike, actually asked do they put microphones on the flags? they were whip something hard it was so loud. >> you could hear it? >> you could feel it booming. >> down where you were next to the field. >> right. that's where the spots were. we were near the top but amazing how the winds were howling. >> up to 40-mile-per-hour. good thing you weren't at candlestick. imagine how wind would have been there. it's windy this morning. we're down to 10 to 15-mile-per-hour compared to yesterday. it still could cause problems as we look around from a mount tamalpais this morning. up there at 2,600 feet. you can see the camera being pushed around by the winds. all right, talk the temperatures and get to the winds. the temperatures affect all of us. 49 in napa, fairfield. low the mid-50s for the rest of us. around the monterey bay. 48 in watsonville. everybody else in low to mid-50s. talk about winds. gusting 30 miles per hour at
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sfo. 25 at half moon bay. 32 in hayward. everybody else below 20 miles per hour. to especially calm in novato. 3 miles per hour, just a breath from the east in san jose. keep the breezes in the forecast. that's the first highlight since coming off the ocean. it will keep the temperatures below average. the wet weather, possible. it's likely thursday. once we get past that, the extented looks dry. but still cooler than average if you are waiting for summer to show up. this week isn't that week. mid-to-upper 60s in the south bay. los gatos to 70 degrees. mid-to-upper 60s on the peninsula. menlo park around 66. we will see the sunshine along the coast but it will be tempered by the winds. that will be gusting around 30 miles per hour this afternoon. mid-to-upper 50s for you. mid-60s around downtown south san francisco. saucelito, san rafael. upper 60s to low 70s to the north bay valley. windy and sunny. mid-to-upper 60s along east
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bay shore. watch out for breezes this afternoon. not as fast but around the east bay valleys upper 60s to low 70s. 60 at monterey. 68 at watsonville. 72 in gilroy. tonight with calming winds and relatively clear skies, mid-40s to 50 degrees. we have close proximity of the pressure and we have a tight pressure gradient and it's windy. we head to the west. once we get past the area high. this is the wet weather that rolls in wednesday. so we will skip ahead to wednesday's forecast. 5:00 in the morning. all is quiet. but by 10:00 in the morning, rain moves to north bay by lunch. in the afternoon it falls apart. it could get us up to quarter of an inch in some areas. thursday, past that. thursday and friday should be the warmest days before another cold front passes north to bring cooler weather in for the weekend. frances? >> no major problems out there other than the wind
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advisories of course for the bay bridge and the san mateo bridge. as you can see for yourself, the toll plaza, delay-free. and getting there on interstate 80 also still looking good through berkeley at this point. headlights move westbound. it's only an 18-minute ride from the carquinez bridge. we'll also check out the san mateo bridge for you. and you'll notice off to the very right you can see part of a sign warning drivers of the strong winds across the span. the camera is bouncing a bit as well. also, if you want to avoid that and take mass transit, all systems report nothing delays. get traffic when you want it. by going to our website you'll find it under the bay area traffic link. eric, kristen? >> all right, frances. thank you. 5:20 now. >> the man who abducted elizabeth smart nine years ago faces sentencing this week. next -- message the kidnapped utah girl is expected to deliver when she confronts him in court. >> the big money in being atrocious. the pretty penny someone
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good morning. 5:23 on the abc7 morning news. look how that camera is shaking as you are look at san francisco international airport. is it a bit breezy out there. you keep both hands on the steering wheel as you cross the bridges every morning. this morning especially. if you have a flight today, keep in mind, it could be bumpy because of the winds. >> kidnapping survivor this week elizabeth smart will have the chance to speak directly to man who kidnapped her as 14-year-old girl and sexual assaulted her in nine months of captivity. brian david mitchell will be sentenced for the ordeal that began nine years ago when he broke in her family home and took her away at knife-point. police arrested mitchell and reunited smart with her family in march of 2003. she bravely testified against him at trial. keeping her poise, while telling the jury about the ordeal she suffered. what the utah girl says in court next could put him in bars for life. she told the salt lake city reporter those words still
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haven't come to her yet. >> i'm not exactly sure what i'm going to say yet. and so, i guess we'll just see when the time comes. >> this woman has spent the last eight years of her life being traumatized and working through the healing process. >> smart, who is now 23, has become an advocate for other crime victims. helping them speak out against violent criminals. this week marks the end of one of the longest running and most popular shows on daytime tv. there are only three more episodes left of the oprah winfrey show. oprah's many fans will have one last chance to reflect on her legacy. tomorrow night at 7:30, abc7 will air a special called "oprah looks back. 25 years of the oprah winfrey show." it will feature many of her favorite guests. oprah's final show airs the following day at 4:00. you can expect a star-studded extravaganza.
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good morning. i'm amy hollyfield live in martinez where we are waiting for sheriff office to release more information about a baby who disappeared over the weekend. we'll have the story straight ahead. >> this morning, a tip leads los angeles police to one of the suspects in the brutal beating of san francisco giants fan bryan stow.
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the suspect is reported to be a member of a street gang. >> there is a live look at downtown san francisco. some of the clouds that are hanging around. these aren't the clouds that will bring us rain. that is not until wednesday. the big story today are the winds. i'll show you how fast they are and if they'll cause problems for the morning commute. >> you can hear the winds overnight and they might cause trouble for drivers heading across the bay bridge where there is a wind advisory. the san mateo bridge and the altamont pass. i have details coming up. >> consultant who works statewide says he believe the california budget crisis will not have as bad of an impact on schools as many feared. he says districts should be able to avert large layoff and cuts. it's monday morning at 5:30. hope you had a nice weekend. thank you for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. a missing baby has been found in eastern contra costa county. that much is confirmed. but police are playing everything else close to the vest including the child's condition and how she disappeared. abc7's amy hollyfield is
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live at the contra costa sheriff department with more. amy? >> this case is unusual. it's changing. the sheriff department has confirmed that the baby has been found. we don't know the condition of 4-month-old ramy gallego, only that investigators are not looking for her anymore. they launched an aggressive search for her yesterday. when they got the call that she was missing. her parents say they put her to bed at 10:00 saturday night. in their room. in their home and they checked on her at 6:00 a.m. on sunday. she was gone. friends of the couple rushed to their side. >> i feel like i'm in a bad dream. i have could not imagine waking up to nurse my baby and not be in there. >> ramy's parents are convinced someone came in the home and took little ramy. they said a door was wide open when they went to search the house. police yesterday interviewed
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the parents. they say it's standard. they consider it witnesses not suspects. the baby has been found. the detective working the case hasn't released any more information. live in martinez, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >> thanks a lot. los angeles police have a suspect they are calling the primary aggressor in the brutal beating of giants' fan bryan stow. they are still looking for one other man and a woman. los angeles police say 31-year-old giovanni ramirez matched the description of one of the two men wanted in the beating of stow on opening day at dodger stadium. swat team members raided his east hollywood apartment yesterday after they were kipped off by the parole agent who noticed he got fresh tattoos in an attempt to cover the old one witnesses described seeing. police say ramirez is a reputed gang member. >> typical investigation. a lot of moving pieces. still in motion. but significant, significant
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break. >> and one that will lead to a successful prosecution i am sure. >> doctors at san francisco general are treating stow. he is still in critical condition in a coma and his long-term recovery is uncertain. san francisco police searching for suspect in i atack of two people waiting at muni bus station. both were shot and wounded in the leg on heys street and buchanan. someone in a gold-colored four-door car shot at people at the bus stop. one wounded teen was taken to the hospital. the second victim left the scene as the police arrived. muni service on the 21 hayes line was shut down for about an hour while police investigated the shooting. a phone call from iran put smiles on the mothers of the two american hikers still in custody there. the mothers of shane bauer and josh fattal say they spoke to their sons for four minutes each. the women say their sons, both u.c. berkeley graduates, sounded like they were in good health. bauer and fattal with former
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prisoner sarah shourd were allowed to meet briefly with their mothers last may. shourd was subsequently released for medical reason. this is only the third phone call for mother and son in two years. the trial for the men who were accused of spying was supposed to begin two weeks ago but put off with no explanation. expert consultant in sacramento are telling school districts they should plan to get the same money next year they got this year. consultant hired by 90% of school districts says the outlook at the state capital changed dramatically since january. that is when the districts were told to plan for deep cuts. since then, the state tax revenues increased and teachers increased pressure on lawmakers. the firm says schools will likely avoid laying off thousands of teachers and slashing the length of the school year. but it warning don't start spending any money until the state's budget is finish. pg&e plans to start another gas line pressure test today. this time, people in south san francisco and san bruno
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are being warned they may smell natural gas in the testing. the state ordered the pipeline test in response to last september san bruno tragedy when a gas line explosion killed eight people. and destroyed 38 homes. the water pressure testing began two weeks ago in mountain view. tests last week of a line in antioch, found no sign of leaks or weakness in the pipe. the pipeline test are conducted only after the natural gas is removed from the line. at least 89 people are dead in joplin, missouri, where a massive tornado devastated the city. a hospital was in the four-mile path of the tornado that witnesses say was three-quarters of a mile wide. it was just one of at least 68 tornadoes reported in seven states yesterday. many of the victims in joplin weren't discovered until after the sun came up this morning. residents got just 20 minutes warning before it struck the city in western missouri. joplin is a town of about 50,000 people. 150 miles south of kansas city.
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>> 89 people dead. got to be one of the worst tornadoes, deadliest in recent memory. >> yeah. 5:35 now. bring in mike to talk about our conditions which includes severe winds, right? >> i want to take you back to joplin. i have didn't tell you i was going to do this. joplin is right here, close to where the oklahoma, kansas and missouri borders come together north of interstate 44. look what is moving the way. another severe thunderstorm. this one not producing tornadoes right now. but it will have wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour. hail and heavy rain. now the sun is up there. they're starting to clean up. they will put it on hold because of a severe thunderstorm rolling through it. the folks can't get a break there. at home, we got a little break. winds are calmer this morning in most areas compared to 11:00 last night. fast around s.f.o. at 30. hayward, 32. both areas were 10-mile-per-hour faster. novato, 28 miles an hour.
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now calm and almost calm in san jose. you can see the overnight hours have been kind to most of us as far as the winds. they will be back. especially once the sun comes up. mostly cloudy, upper 40s to low 50s about 8:00. increasing clouds and breezes as the noon hour rolls around. mid-to-upper 50s around the bay shore and out to the coast. near 60 in the east bay valley. as we head toward the 4:00 hour, we're going to hang out in the low to mid-60s. around the bay shore. upper 50s. mid-to-upper 60s around the coast. mid-to-upper 50s around the bay shore and 70 inland. the accuweather seven-day forecast -- once the breezes subside tomorrow, we will look at the rain. there is a possibility of it on wednesday. frances? >> all right. i can't believe we still have a chance of rain on wednesday. there is wind we have to deal with this morning. you will find it across the altamont pass where the c.h.p. issued an advisory. traffic moving pretty well at this point. still not under 40 miles per hour. maybe one of the slower spots. 51 miles per hour. we'll also check out the san mateo bridge for you.
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where it does look windy out here. in fact, the disability doesn't look great either. but that could be the camera. the high wind advisory in place for this bridge and the bay bridge. where we showed you the toll plaza earlier. we will check out another bridge for you this morning. pretty ride. a pretty picture. golden gate bridge looks good for traffic out of marin county. in the south bay, 101 and 880 interchange, delay-free. headlights move northbound. looking good all the way up the peninsula to san francisco. eric, kristen? >> all right. thank you very much, frances. 5:38. >> police and the highway patrol begin a major crackdown on bay area roads. still ahead, unsafe drivers they will be on the look-out for. >> drivers get a small break at the gasoline pump. what is behind lower prices next. >> later, president obama lands in ireland on the first leg of his european trip. why this stop will have a personal touch. ♪ oh oh oh
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left empty when supervisor charles mcglashan died of a heart attack in march. sears currently works in the california department of justice as a supervising deputy attorney general. she will make $97,000 a year and she will not need senate confirmation. police around the state begain month-long campaign to make sure everyone buckles up. click it or ticket campaign. first-time adult offenders will be fined minimum of $142. those under 16, pay a fine of $445, a lot more for first-time offense. officials say the number of people wearing seat belts in california is at an all-time high of 96%. the seat belt crackdown runs through june 5. the latest lundberg survey finds gasoline prices dropped 9 cents a gallon in two weeks and puts the nationwide average price at $3.97 for a gallon of regular. in san francisco, lowest was $4.03 in fresno. san francisco, highest price
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in the state at $4.17. not highest in the nation. that goes to chicago this morning at $4.38 a gallon. weak economic data and the european debt crisis has traders concerned about a drop of demand in turn pushes prices lower. so delta takes on apple mac book. the bloomberg business report is coming up. >> dell, takes on apple mac book. also, an artist that wants you to think what war is really like. homemade coffee cups are part of the learning experience. we will explain. >> plus, a volcano spews ash and lava in iceland. next, the challenge it could cause for air travel in that european region. >> aspirin is getting an upgrade. the new formula that bayer says will bring you relief a lot faster.
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all right. welcome back. a look at the live doppler 7 h.d. over the entire state. quiet. a few sprinkles on 80 the tahoe. a scattered shower day in the higher elevation from tahoe, chico and eureka. we have low to mid-70s through central valley. 62 at big sur. mid-to-upper 60s around san diego and los angeles. if you want any time for warmth you have to go to palm springs where it's sunny and 83 today. eric has more news. >> thank you very much.
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you are about to meet a marine corps vet who went to the first gulf war in 1991 and brought back inescapable memories of it. since then he put memories down, good and bad, not on paper but ceramics. this is artist aaron toole and what he calls throwing cups. in his home studio he fashions blob of clay to beverage cup with a message. for me being in war i have to talk about the violence. >> every cup has a design related to war or weapons, violence and the military. but he doesn't sell them. he gives them away. more than 10,000 so far. >> my wife calls the art war awareness art. >> he was in operation desert storm and where he saw the fear, violence and
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kay yas of combat -- chaos of combat and decided it's where american public should see what it's like before sending young men and women to war. >> i don't care so much whether you are for or against the war but that you are ignorant against of what is happening or ignorant of your role it in. >> toole says he tries to avoid labels like "pro" or "anti-war" and he wants to get rid of any romantic notions about combat. he says it's a horrible scene of death, bleeding, dying and maiming. but the work is hard to categorize. political without being partisan. in your face, but not obknocks. designs range from old battleship on the high seas to wounded man surrounded by colleagues or an ad for a german submarine gun used for close-quarters combat. it's reasonable to ask if this is some sort of therapy or self-help for a man traumatized by war. he says no. >> if it's therapy, it's not
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working that well. >> not everybody buys in his vision. >> they don't want to deal with that image. too much. they can't accept the cup. they don't want it in their physical space. >> surprisingly, it's not service member he is is talking about or the families. he says they have been eager to accept his cups. but usually that reaction comes from people who want america out of wars we're currently in right now iraq and afghanistan. they want out immediately. they don't want any part of speaking about war. >> i thought it was therapeutic. >> that's what i asked. is it therapy for you? no. he can't abide by the idea of america sending people off to war without having any idea what it's like when they get there. that's not taking a sign whether war is good or bad. it's just that. >> unique way to showing a message. >> right. >> all right. let's talk to mike about the conditions out. there you probably heard them overnight. the fast winds.
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>> we saw some of the damage from yesterday. take a look outside, the trees in san francisco. it looks like the winds will be a little bit slower today. but they will still be a factor in forecast. there are clouds across the sky. mid-to-upper level clouds. that's why it's mostly cloudy as you look down from mount sutro to the east/northeast this morning. talk about the winds and how they are blowing, the higher elevation, pulling out from mount tamalpais. a beautiful sunrise taking place. you see it bouncing up there around 2,600 feet. down to s.f.o. that is where they're fastest to hayward. 30 to 32 miles per hour coming out of the west. half moon bay gusting to 25. after that, everybody else is 10 or lower except for oakland at 18. definitely a lot calmer than it was earlier. this morning. especially last night at 11:00. let's talk temperatures. upper 40s, napa, fairfield. low to mid-50s for the rest of us. 42 at gilroy. 54 in salinas. heading toward bay itself,
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upper 40 to low 50s. breezy today. with cooler than average afternoon temperatures. wet weather. we haven't talked about that. it's in the highlight. it will happen on wednesday. that will be the coolest day. another cold front will keep temperatures below average for the weekend. one degree cooler in oakland. san francisco, two. napa, six. san francisco, eight degree cooler there. livermore and redwood city, nine degrees cooler than average. the biggest drop from where we should be. sun rise coming up in three minutes. sunset at 8:19. look at temperature in the south bay. 70 in los gatos. everybody else in mid-to-upper 60s. mid-to-upper 60s dominate the peninsula. even with the sunshine, the breezes keep the coast in mid-to-upper 50s. mid-60s, downtown south san francisco. saucelito, san rafael. upper 60s to low 70s in north bay with mid-to-upper 50s at your beaches. low to mid-i would say the mid-to-upper 60s throughout the east bay shore. slightly warmer, upper 60s to low 70s in east bay
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valley. head to the monterey bay, where we will be near 60 monterey, carmel. few clouds lingering there. without winds tonight, cooler. mid-to-upper 40s. a few sprinkling of 50s like san francisco, and oakland. also antioch. the pressure to the west, high gradient is why we are dealing with the wind. wet weather to gulf of alaska. this is going to come in wednesday. so here we are at 5:00 in the morning. by 10:00, the north bay is starting to get wet. by noon, down to the golden gate bridge. by the afternoon. it is tapering. but still, it looks like most of lus get some wet measurable weather on wednesday from hundredth in santa clara to quarter of an inch in the north bay. it passes and a slight warming trend thursday and friday. cool saturday and sunday. good morning, frances. >> good morning, mike. look out for windy
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conditions especially if you are behind a construction truck. because there has been reports of some ladders falling and shovels. things like that. so far no, accident. a look at interstate 80 in berkeley. things still look great westbound for most commuters toward the bay bridge where you saw there is no delay. we'll check out the ride on the peninsula. 101 in millbrae is fine. breezy conditions as mike mentioned near s.f.o. they move northbound, southbound also looks good to mountain view. we'll also check out the north bay for you. traffic flows well out of novato. southbound here on the right through san rafael. mass transit systems reporting no delays. so it's looking good. if that changes we update the website, click on the bay area traffic link. kristen? >> thanks a lot. 5:53. recreational boating is seeing a surge in popularity. there is new competition for apple mac book. jane king has the morning's
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bloomberg business report. >> good morning. good news. if you drive a car, gas prices falling. down 9 cents a gallon to an average of $3.91 nationwide. in the latest two weeks, according to the latest lundberg survey. it looks like they may fall more. and "new york times" is citing reality track saying the banks are foreclosing on homes faster than they can sell them. the banks are even offering people renting foreclosed homes extra cash to stay put. utah is legalizing gold and silver coin as currency, under concern about the u.s. debt and value of paper money. it's the first state in the nation to do this. ten other states are considering similar moves. concern about europe debt crisis may weigh on stocks after the lower close on friday. worries that greece may default. dell is releasing a laptop to compete with the mac book
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according to the "wall street journal." if you are looking for a perfect memorial get-away, get away on a boat. recreational boating numbers climb to a record high last year with 32% in leisure activity. they say it's the highest level since 1999. boating may be the ultimate stay-cation. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king with the bloomberg business report. president obama is in ireland this morning. the first stop on a fou four-country, six-day european tour. they arrived in dublin where strong winds blew across the area. they paid a visit to ireland and mr. obama will also visit england, france and poland this week. smoke, steam and ash are arriving from a volcano in
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iceland. huge dark clouds fill the skies above the nation in the north atlantic. you can see how dense the coverage is in iceland. iceland closed the main international airport, because of all the ash in the air. us disrupted air travel in greenland. the european officials warn the ash could affect the air space over scotland and ireland today. but geologists believe the impact of this eruption will not force the grounding of flights between north america and europe. that happened last year when another volcano erupted. makers of bayer aspirin introduced new aspirin formula that they say works twice as fast. micro particles one-tenth the size of regular aspirin dissolve in the gun stream in half the time for regular aspirin. bayer says it developed the formula to address the number one complaint of aspirin users. i takes too long to relieve the pain. >> doctors are seeing surge in knee and hip replacement
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surgery led by baby boomers. they say knee replacement surgeries doubled in the past decade and tripled in the 45 to 64-year-old age group. a doctor who advises the american academy of orthopedic surgeons says the problem now extends before the medicare year. due partially to obesity and the boomer mindset of fix me at any cost. turn back the clock. just ahead on abc7 news at 6:00 -- from controversy to celebration. >> and riot at san quentin sent inmates to the hospital and others to lockdown. >> sheriff deputies in the east bay are awfully silent about an alarm iing missing girl case. i'm amy hollyfield. we have the story up next. h
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