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i'm amy hollyfield live in martinez, be a southern california grand mother will face charges that she kidnapped her 4-month-old granddaughter and tried to pass her off as her own. >> i'm terry mcsweeney live in oakland where bart police have been the subject of a lot of controversy over the use of tasers. well now there is a plan to equipped every single bart police officer with a taser. i'll explain in a live report.
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>> a live look from mount sutro where it's clear and breezy. as warm as it was yesterday. guess what is going to happen 24 hours from now? rain on this live doppler 7 h.d. update the forecast. >> we might see more traffic at the bay bridge toll plaza. right now it's light, but that is because the alameda harbor bay ferry canceled service again. i have details coming up. 5:01 on tuesday. thank you for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. >> in the news, a southern california woman accused of kidnapping her granddaughter from the east bay could be transferred to a jail in martinez as early as today. abc7's amy hollyfield is live in martinez with more. this is a bizarre case. it makes you wonder if the grandmother is delusional. >> reporter: the family says they have concerns about her mental health. she has tough allegations to face here in martinez. the police are saying that her acquaintance in southern
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california are saying that she said she was pregnant. then she even threw herself a baby shower. she then showed up with 4-month-old ramy gallego and said the baby was hers and she was two months old. they didn't believe her and called the police. they believe ericka gallego snuck in her son's home sometime saturday night and grabbed his daughter, 4-month-old ramy while the parents were asleep. >> she made entry in the house. apparently she has some familiarity with the home. it was not a difficult task for her. took the baby. >> i will be happy if they lock her away. she needs to pay for what she's done. i don't have hatred in my heart this morning. >> no word on the motive. investigators say ramy's parents didn't even suggest the grandmother was a suspect. no one saw it coming. although now the parents are saying the grand mother was a little mentally off but
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they never thought she was capable of kidnapping police. they say after she grabbed the baby, she hopped in a taxi cab and took the cab all the way back to southern california. that's where baby ramy was found safe. she is fine. she has been checked out and her health is okay. but her grandmother is in jail facing charge of kidnapping. prosecutors say they will likely add more charges and she will have to face the allegation and appear in martinez. live in martinez, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >> thanks a lot. bart officials this week will tack what is sure to be a controversial plan. the transit agency may greatly expand the taser program hoping ironically that it would reduce the mishap that the officers have had involving tasers. abc7's terry mcsweeney is live with more. terry? >> reporter: the thinking is if every bart police officer has a taser on him or her at all times they will become very familiar with that weapon. right now, there are only 60
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tasers in the bart p.d. not enough for taser to goes to every officer. they want to buy 130 more. take a look at the incident that prompted this. go to january 1, 2009. the fatal shooting of a passenger by bart cop johannes mehserle who said he was shooting the taser. he doesn't usually have one but he borrowed it a few hours before the incident. they recommend giving each officer a taser to increase familiarity with the non-lethal weapon. they said not buying the tasers would leave bart police with fewer non-lethal options dealing with the violent suspects. he was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. all tasers were pulled from officers when one officer used taser to fire at 13-year-old who was fleeing police on a bicycle. that's against the police policy. the boy was not hit. now the officers have been
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retrained. now all officers may be rearmed with tasers at cost of $140,000. they are thinking of buying 130 more tasers. live in oakland, terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >> thank you. 5:05 now. the jury in the chauncesy bailey murder trial begins the first full day of deliberation today. in closing arguments, prosecutors says testimony proves that the owner of the bakery muslim -- your black muslim bakery killed bailey. they face life in prison if convicte convicted. the building inspectors will take a bat to save their jobs to the board of supervisors. the county says 14 inspectors have to be laid off at the end of the month because the money is not there to keep them on. the inspectors disagree.
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they are angry that they have money to create building space for the county office. they say the demand for building inspections is down due to housing crisis. showdown is expected in san francisco city hall today between community activists and at&t. board of supervisors is set to vote on a major plan by at&t to upgrade equip in the the city, that includes installing 726 of the big utility boxes. the telecommunication giants says it will provide faster internet and telephone service to make it widely available. coalition of environmental groups says the boxes would clutter sideways and invite graffiti. they want the technology installed on private property or underground. >> do or die time for the sharks when they face the canucks in vancouver tonight in game five of the stanley cup western conference finals. one bright spot for the sharks is they will have captain joe thornton back on the ice. he left game four sunday after taking huge hits on his shoulder.
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the sharks are down 3-1 in the series and face elimination unless they win each of their three games remaining with the canucks. >> do or die time. captain or no captain you play hurt in a series like this if they are going to send you home. >> play away. >> right. heading out the door no, strong winds. >> we like that. not as fast as yesterday. some of the passes are gusting quickly, like the altamont pass is running around 30 to 35 miles per hour. so watch out. some of the higher elevations. look at s.f.o. west wind at 15. it was up to 40 again yesterday. southeast wind in san jose is 3. calm in novato. concord, south wind at 9. west wind at oakland. 50 in half moon bay. redwood city, fremont, concord. low 50s in oakland. antioch. everybody else mid-to-upper 40s if i didn't mention your
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neighborhood this afternoon. warmest weather in east bay valleys and north bay valley. low to mid-70s there. 70 in san jose. 50s in the bay shore. up 50s along the coast in san francisco. we should see more sunshine along the coast than what we deal with early this morning while the clouds are hanging out there right now. 61 in monterey. 66 in salinas. low to mid-70s in morgan hill, gilroy, hollister. >> if we warm thursday and friday the temperatures are below average. good morning. >> the service is canceled for alameda harbor bay ferry due to damage to the loading barge. so this is in effect still from yesterday. authorities hope to have it fixed by tomorrow. we will keep you posted.
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take bart, reporting no delays or the alameda oakland ferry. now we have several drivers call in about this problem in san francisco. southbound 101 approaching vermont near the hospital curve. lanes have been blocked possibly due to debris. you will notice it looks like traffic is slowing on southbound 101 as you -- after you come off the bay bridge. keep that in mind. go outside for quick check. san mateo bridge, traffic is fine. no major troubles reported elsewhere. >> thank you. 5:09. still ahead -- why you may have a chance to see the royal newlywed up close without having to leave the bay area. the search for jobs. local car dealership with help wanted sign out. >> plus the offer that has the lady gaga fans bringing website to a crawl. >> see how researchers plan to revolutionize the cell phone. it's practically invisible. ♪ oh oh oh
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. good morning. look at the devastation. joplin, missouri, getting the daylight pictures of the aftermath of the huge tornado that wiped out a third of the town and left more than 100 people dead. today they start tallying up what is going on.
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hopefully insurance adjusters start moving in the ravaged areas to help people find out what they can do and where they can go while they begin to rebuild. traffic on the road there. oh, my. look at that. >> overseas today, british airways is canceling all the flights between london and scotland because of volcanic ash of volcano in iceland that began erupted over the weekend. iceland's capital is covered in ash. plumes drifted southward but they don't expect it to reach continental europe. by the way, president obama even had to move up his flight from ireland to london where he is right now visiting the queen. we have more on that later but the point is all the flights are affected and he wanted to make sure he got to there before the ash. san francisco mayor ed lee says he is ready to present the ballot proposal for pension reform today.
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"san francisco examiner" says mayor lee says several unions representing the city workers are on board with his proposal he will deliver to the board of supervisors. he says there is still one major hold-out but he won't say who. mayor lee is also meeting with the public defender who has his own plan for pension reform. that is currently in the signature gathering stage. >> another sign that the bay area economy is improving. auto dealership is recruiting 3 dozen positions. del grande dealer group of silicon valley has eight dealerships offering 39 job openings at the job fair. that is not an isolated blip on the radar. state radar officials say san jose has seen the best job growth rate of the ten largest cities. >> the economy is getting better. we've been busier and busier. the dealer group is selling well over 1,000 cars a month. >> they're looking for people in a wide variety of fields, sales consultants, service advisors, shuttle
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drivers, graphic designers and internet technology is a big part of the car business now. the higher event jobs fair is co-sponsored by abc7 and the job journal at the double tree hotel on gateway in san jose from noon until 4:00. sony figures it will have to pay $172 million to repair the damage from hacker attacks on the playstation and curiosity online services. hackers broke in files that held name, addresses and possibly credit card information of hundreds of millions of users. the sony network is still not back at full operation. the march earthquake and tsunami cost sony $208 million in repair costs and wiped out $1.2 billion in profits for the fiscal year that just ended. all right. says fans of lady gaga will not lose out on the 99 cents deal for the new album. "born this way" went on sale yesterday.
5:16 am put it on sale for 99 cents for one day. many people tried to get in on the deal that the amazon servers slowed to a crawl. some fans weren't able to download it. anybody who ordered it in time will still get the album for 99 cents. well, the next big trend in smart phones may be in the palm of your hand, literally. german researchers are developing a prototype of an imaginary phone. it works with a smart phone and maps touch screen to your palm. you simply touch your palm wherever you'd normally tap on the screen. it detects the movement of your hand and reacts. you didn't see the bulky hardware it takes to make the phone work but they are working on slinking technology -- shrinking technology. if you weren't invited to the royal wedding don't worry you may get a chance to see the newlyweds in san francisco. "daily mail" is reporting duke and duchess of
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cambridge may visit the bay area in the summer trip to california. the cup is set to arrive in los angeles on july 8. the love birds may stay 24 hours there before heading north. yosemite and to san francisco. by the way, president obama is set to meet with them on a trip right now. in england. two days. >> hopefully brings a nice gift from the u.s. >> good. >> good relations. >> do you have to if you weren't invited? >> you bring a gift anyway because you're the president. >> last time the queen gave him a gift of iphone or ipod or something like that. >> i think he gave the queen the i pod. >> that's what i meant. >> thank you. thank you, mike, thank you, eric. by the way, flipping things around today. >> okay. take a look outside. >> flip our weather around. sutro tow her not look like this tomorrow.
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clouds and rain and an interesting late may day around the bay area. coming up off 5:18. i want to show you something. we have been talking about joplin a lot. obviously. good reason why. here is a high risk of severe weather. just to the west. that is the pinnacle of severe weather forecast. there you go, from moderate around it, to the yellow, which is a slight risk which is huge in itself. but it looks like we could have another devastating day in southeast kansas. northeast oklahoma. that will spill in arkansas and missouri. back at home. we talk about the temperatures to get you out the door to mid-to-upper 40s in north bay valley. livermore, mountain view, san jose and los gatos. low to mid-50s elsewhere. around monterey bay, 50 at monterey. dry, cool, breezy this afternoon. rain tomorrow. greatest amount in north
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bay. cool and breezy for the holiday weekend. 69 in milpitas. cool spot in south bay. 72 in saratoga and los gatos. 70 in san jose. mid-60s northbound on the peninsula. mid-to-upper 50s along the coast today. low to mid-70s in upper valley. mid-to-upper 60s throughout the east bay shore. 66 there at san leandro. we have low to mid-70s, comfortable conditions in east bay valley. near monterey and carmel. 66 in salinas. cooler spot. 68 in wattsonville. inland, 70 to 57 degrees. tonight, the cloud cover will keep us warmer. in cloverdale, santa rosa, napa, santa cruz in mid-to-upper 40s.
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everybody else in low to mid-50s. the high pressure holding on today. we have sunshine overrun by the high clouds as the afternoon unfolds. rain is likely on wednesday with the cold front rolling through. here we are at 5:00 tomorrow. rain moving in north bay. rain likely for your morning commute. we are moving to the mid-morning. exiting by the mid-afternoon. if you notice how the green has gotten lighter moving through the south bay. that is because the rain will be light down there. good morning. >> good morning. you can see the damage to the loading barge. that's why the service has been canceled today. notice the post and anchors are tilted and the walkway tilted as well. authorities say they hope to have everything fixed. service restored by tomorrow. we will keep you posted. meantime, consider the alameda oakland ferry or
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part heading to san francisco. a live shot of the golden gate bridge. someone called in and reported lane closures approaching the golden gate bridge. the lane closures are actually on southbound 101 near vermont street at the hospital curve. no delays at the bay bridge toll plaza but southbound 101 approaching hospital curve. we have intermittent lane closures and that is causing the slowing. get the latest as well by going to the website anytime. eric, kristen? >> thanks a lot. 5:21. next the new health guidelines for eating fish caught in the san francisco bay. >> a medical breakthrough. new drug that could prevent liver transplant in tens of thousands of people. >> crosswalk collision caught on tape. why the terrifying pictures don't tell the whole story. >> "america's money" brought to you by discover.
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welcome back. 5:24. there is an important medical development in what doctors call a turning point in the fight against hepatitis "c," the leading cause of deliver transplants. the f.d.a. just approved a new medicine that could be a major step forward. renee enrolled in a clinical trial for the drug marketed in the name insivic. the doctor says the drug helped stabilize the effect of the disease renee has been battling for the last
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decade. >> marked the turning point in the treatment of hepatitis "c." right now with the rise of the virun we cure less than half the people in the united states. with the f.d.a. approval of the medication we are going to cure close to 80%. >> doctors say previous treatments for hepatitis "c" had only 46% success rate. state office of environmental health hazards is out with new guidelines for eating fish caught in san francisco bay. some fish in the bay contained mercury. the guidelines haven't been updated in 17 years. among the new recommendations, women of child bearing age and children who are most susceptible to mercury poisoning should avoid eating shark, shark bass and white sturgeon in the bay. others should be limited to two servings a week and once a week for halibut and white croaker. we have a breakdown in the new guidelines at under see it on
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tv. a frightening crosswalk accident caught on video. before you see it, we want to let you know everyone in the video is okay. pictures were captured by a red light camera in scottsdale, arizona, and it shows the moment a black suv ran over a stroller with a 4-year-old in it. amazingly, the suv's tires missed the little girl entirely. she was not seriously hurt. traffic experts are now investigating whether changes should be made to the crosswalk at the intersection. she is fine. so frightening. oh, my gosh. 5:26. the most of the man arrested in a bryan stow beating case say the police have the wrong man. next at 5:30, why she says her son could haven't done it. >> no apocalypse now, but apocalypse soon. the new prediction for the end of the world and why he says the last prediction was a little bit off. >> the search for survivors goes on in joplin, missouri.
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i'm john hendren and i'll have more on that coming up. >> there is a look at the temperatures across the lower 48. you see a lot of 80s and 90s in the midwest. in the southeast, east coast. guess where all the severe weather is going to be today? yeah, right there. the worst of it is around joplin, missouri. right now, we have delays to philadelphia. also, a couple of the new york airports. check out the flight tracker to see if your flight is specifically affected. [ female announcer ] we all want cleaner laundry.
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good morning. i'm amy hollyfield live in martinez where a southern california grandmother will stand accused of kidnapping her own grand daughter. the story coming up. >> in the news, the search continues for survivors in the tornado that devastated joplin, missouri. the white house says this morning president obama will travel to the storm-ravaged
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area this weekend. >> a live look from downtown san francisco. southeast, to see the oakland harbor there. clouds along the ocean that will bring us rain tomorrow. i'll tell you when it gets to your neighborhood. >> you also won't see the alameda harbor bay ferry take off today. service has been canceled due to damage to loading barge. right now it's light. bart considers a plan to ask voters to approve a parcel tax to raise $1 billion to replace hundreds of train cars. good tuesday morning. 5:30. we thank you for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. topping the news, the grandmother of the contra costa girl who vanished for a day may be brought to the bay area today to face kidnapping charges. she made up an elaborate
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story to claim the baby as her own. amy hollyfield is live at the sheriff department in martinez. >> she even gave herself a baby shower. ericka gallego said she was pregnant, threw a baby shower and showed up with the baby to claim that the baby was her. ramy gallego lives in east contra costa county and had been taken from her home saturday night while her parents slept. investigators launched a search for the baby but never thought to focus on the grandmother. the parents never thought that the grand mother was capable of kidnapping. but acquaintances in southern california were suspicious when they saw her with the baby so they called police. baby ramy was found safe. >> i hope she gets help and don't steal my baby. i don't care if you're my
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wife, my friend, or my wife. this is my child. you know what? you are going to get prosecuted the way someone else would now. >> it's indescribable. the happiest moment of my life. yesterday was the worst moment of my life. and today -- >> reporter: the grandma is rudy gallego's mother. rudy and his wife kristen are both calling for prosecutors to bring charges against ericka gallego. she will be transferred to martinez to face the allegation of kidnapping her granddaughter. no word on the possible motive behind the kidnapping. >> all right, thank you. 5:32. >> another tornado outbreak is possible if the plain states today. president obama will tour missouri on sunday and meet with people affected by the tornados in joplin, missouri. that is where more than 100 people were killed and rescuers were racing to find
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survivors. abc's john hendren reports. >> reporter: now comes the long search for survivors. >> it's horrible. i'm 34 years old. i have been this guy's friend since i was 15. >> the same all over joplin, missouri, which reeked the worst of the twist they're ravaged most of the town. >> that is the first time i've been in a tornado. looking at the blow-off and the roof blow off, that was enough for me. >> for some, the stories were miraculous. this man sent a text message to friend that saved his life. >> my best friend. i got a message from him. >> maxine harris was rescued from st. john's hospital after the cyclone ripped off the roof like a soup can. >> nice people. they took me in a wheelchair and just took me down all seven flights. >> the funnel wrapped in rain that ravaged most of
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joplin was just one of 70 weekend twisters. >> this year has been the perfect year for tornadoes. >> anything that they need we are going to be there. >> at the home depot, rescue workers found eight people, seven alive. gary thinks his brother is still inside. his truck is in the parking lot. >> we'll keep looking or be here until we find him. >> then there are the lost, swept up in winds over 190 miles an hour. well over 100 in joplin alone and counting. >> john hendren, abc news. 7:30 this morning here, parents in redwood city will join other parents around the state to keep political pressure on state lawmakers to fund education. wake up california school rallies will be held in 20 cities. school districts are told they may get the same level of funding next year than they got this year. that's what they were told in january when cuts appeared to be worse but organizers say they will
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keep pressuring sacramento until a budget is signed. bart plans to ask voters in contra costa, alameda and san francisco counties to approve a parcel tax to raise up to $1 billion to replace the ageing train cars. the bart board says the tax measure could be on the ballot as early as november of next year. the media partner, the "contra costa times" reports that bart estimates it would cost $3 billion to buy up to 1,000 new train cars. officials say some of the 669 cars in operation are up to 40 years old. without replacements they will be more difficult to maintain. thousands of marin county water users may have to pay a whopping rate increase next year. north marin water districts will meet to consider a 30% rate increase over three years so 11% each year. residential users will see the bill rise $5 in june and then next year and next year. the rates already went up the last two years.
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water officials say they have to make up for revenue they lost since the customers have been using less water to save money and the environment. the mother of the man arrested in the beating of giants' fan bryan stow says police have the wrong man. los angeles police arrested 31-year-old giovanni ramirez at his hollywood apartment sunday morning. police say he resembles a sketch of one of two men who attack stow in the dodger stadium parking lot on march 31. ramirez's mother says her son is on probation and he doesn't leave home very often. >> i'm sorry for the family, but it's not the person are looking for. >> police are searching for a second attacker and the whom who drove the men from the stadium. stow remains in critical condition at san francisco general hospital. 5:36. the world did not end on saturday as predicted by oakland religious leader. now harold camping called it a miscalculation and took no responsibility for people who gave away everything in
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anticipation of rapture. camping answered reporters' question on the gospel radio show yesterday and said he wasn't entirely wrong because may 21 was actually a spiritual reckoning. we're now under a five-month judgment phase until october, the official end of days. >> the whole world is under judgment day. it will continue up until october 21, 2011. at that time, the whole world will be destroyed. >> camping says he will not give back the money used to promote expensive campaign because it had purpose in spreading the gospel. he says he will not promote the october 21 date over the next five months and will not give more interviews to the media. >> did he miss the paragraph originally? the world will be destroyed, but not today, but october 21. we're in a judgment phase. >> perhaps.
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>> we know we're safe this week. important to know the forecast. >> we have a couple of months and enjoy each and every day. today is one of those days. we have sunshine. this time tomorrow, it will be rainy. a look at the clouds along the coast. high clouds that come in the afternoon hours. breezy with the low 60s along the coast. san francisco, mid-to-upper 60s throughout the bay shore and low to mid-70s inland. monterey, 61 in monterey. near 70 for watsonville, santa cruz and low to mid-70s for morgan hill, gilroy and hollister. the accuweather seven-day forecast -- cooler tomorrow with the rain. it's dry thursday through the holiday weekend. >> it's not bad living every day to the fullest. but you need the find a different way to get to work if you take alameda harbor ferry. the service is canceled
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again today due to landing on the loading barge. alameda-oakland ferry is running. that's an alternate or bart for you this morning. quite a surprise here. southbound 101 approaching vermont. the lanes have been block and trying to find out why they might be roadwork near cesar chavez. the traffic is heavy on southbound 101 near the central freeway connection. north 880 approaching thornton, an accident is partially blocking the left lane. not causing delay at this point. >> thank you. 5:39 is our time. >> still ahead, social networking for your car. a new way to meet the driver next to you. "7 on your side's" michael finney shows us how it works. >> and the controversial chinese delicacy that is now a step closer to being illegal in california. at progressive, you can bundle your home and auto policies and save. don't worry, tiny people. flo is a gentle giant. bundle home and auto at
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. welcome back. 5:42. shark fin soup is a step closer to being illegal delicacy in california. the state assembly approved and sent to the senate a bill banning the sale, trade and possession of shark fins. supporters say the sharks are mutilated by fishermen who amputate fins and toss the live sharks in the ocean
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to die. the bill coauthor says the shark population have been on the decline for two decades. opponents say it singled out a chinese cultural tradition. you're looking at the shark fin soup there. they also say it goes too far dictating what californians can eat. social networking moves in the fast lane with a smart phone app. can you keep up? "7 on your side" michael finney shows you the service to let you send a message to any car in america. >> i'm using are you? >> danielle just bought that blue pick-up truck. she sends the pick-up truck voice-activated e-mail message. she is using, a social network to connect drivers to each other through the license plate. set up e-mail and voice mailboxes for every license plate in america. yours, too. to see your messages you have to claim your plate. that is register with bump. >> we've connected 250
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million registered vehicles with a voice mail inbox. and e-mail inbox. so you can send a message to any car in the country. >> mitch thrower, founder of hopes to break the barrier between you and the world outside your car and create the next big thing in social media. >> it's the final frontier of connectivity. >> he says bump is mainly a way for her chants to send coupons and discounts to drivers spotted nearby. bump has high-speed cameras that can capture license plate data for marketing. danielle's 2006 toyota now has an online persona. facebook style profile complete with photo and yes, she says, bump may be a new way to meet the guy in the next car. >> i am waiting for someone to bump me back. it's exciting. >> tie it back to where the person lives and stock them. >> debra pierce of privacy activism sees bump as the
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newest way for a stranger to reach in someone's life. >> how do we prevent people from claiming your license plate? pretending to be you? >> what is your car's e-mail address? your you may want to read the company privacy policies and terms before you decide to get your car involved in social media. i posted a link to bump site. go to i am michael finney. "7 on your side." >> am i cynical to think if you drive a porsche you'll be bumped more frequently? >> you are cynical but you're probably right. >> you bet on that, too. >> yeah. ford develops a seat to monitor the driver's heart. the bloomberg business report coming up. >> legal advice the woman at the center of the arnold schwarzenegger love child scand is seeking. >> how far is too far? weight loss device and surgery that a company wants to market to overweight teenagers.
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welcome back. 5:48. california forecast is drying. and the state will remain dry today. rain reaching eureka in the overnight hours. 59 there. we'll be near 60 in tahoe, mid-to-upper 60s around san diego and big sur.
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how about the upper 70s throughout the central valley? to 93 degrees in palm springs. kristen and eric with more news. >> one out of two ain't bad. the housekeeper who had an out-of-wedlock child with former governor schwarzenegger is hiring a law firm. mildred patricia baena of bakersfield is represented by the law firm jacobson russell, salt and fingerman. the firm says there are no plans to take anyone to court at this time. but the website radar online says it received a letter from the law firm challenging what it called unflattering reports about baena. the crew aboard the international space station is installing a new filter inside the oxygen generation system. two astronauts from the space shuttle "endeavor" will review procedures for tomorrow's second spacewalk of the mission. "endeavor" docked with a space station high above earth. abc7's dan ashley spoke by satellite last night with two of the crew members.
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>> are you planning anything special because this is the final mission for "endeavor"? >> right now, we are enjoying and embracing the adventure of the final flight of "endeavor." we still have things to do on our timeline. when we get back home, we will probably have celebration. >> that was san jose native greg on the left. the one who wasn't speaking. they did a spacewalk on the mission by the way. they delivered a telescope to the space station to look at cosmic rays. the astronauts are performing experiments involving recycling that will help researchers here on earth. 5:50 now. time to look at the forecast out here on tera. >> earth. >> the rain out there. >> coming our way. >> yeah. >> rain our way in may. more of it. even though we received the full allotment of average rainfall this year. we are still going to get more. that is tomorrow. for today, we have a few clouds hugging the coast. you can see some of it trying to spill across san
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francisco. for the most part, we are going to wake up to sunshine this morning and the temperatures are cooler than yesterday morning. 50-degree temperatures, half moon bay, redwood city, oakland, concord, 53 in antioch. the rest of us in the mid-to-upper 40s. the highlights are dry, cool and breezy. rain tomorrow. greatest amount is falling in the north bay. least amount in the south bay. it will be cool and breezy throughout the holiday weekend. still looks dry for now. compared to yesterday, we will be slightly warmer in fremont. the same in oakland and san jose. san francisco, concord and santa rosa, one to two degrees cooler. not much of a change in the air mass today. just won't be as breezy as yesterday. the breezes will be out there but not as aggressive. low to mid-70s in east bay valley. we have mid-to-upper 60s along the east bay shore. down to south bay, 69 in milpitas. low 70s for everybody else. as you head up the peninsula, we drop to 70.
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coast, mid-to-upper 50s for you. saucelito, san rafael and vallejo. out to the beaches, mid-to-upper 50s with sunshine. 10 degrees warmer in santa cruz and 70. warmer than that, low to mid-70s inland. tonight with cloud cover, warmer. upper 40s in the valleys and most of us in low to mid-50s. watching the high pressure now. watch how it gets squeezed and shoved out of way by the cold front. it holds on by the fingertips. mostly sunny. high clouds and sunny. rain with the cold front tomorrow. jumping ahead to 5:00 tomorrow morning. the rest of us should get rain by moon. a quarter of inch is possible in north bay. scattered showers in the evening hours there. we get a few hundredths in the south bay. even when it's dry thursday through monday. temperatures will still be below average. have a great day.
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frances? >> all right, mike. remember the really strong winds over the weekend. they did quite a number to the loading barge for the alameda harbor bay ferry. this is earlier pictures from sky7-hd. the loading barge has been damaged and they canceled service again for the alameda harbor bay ferry. as an alternate. consider bart or oakland ferry. running normally. other mass transit reporting no delays. southbound 101, just as you approach hospital curve, a little slow. this looks like it's recovering. 28 miles per hour making your way to the central freeway. a surprise delay for the morning commute. northbound 880 at thornton, accident cleared to right-hand side. a new crash in mountain view. c.h.p. en route right now.
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get the latest traffic information when you want by going to the website eric, kristen? >> frances, thank you. 5:54. bad news if you have been saving up hoping to buy the ipad 2. >> jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. ipad 2 may be in short supply because of a fatal weekend explosion at a plant in china. the research firm i supply says it could cut production by half a million. more if it's halted for more than a month. isupply says the other factory may not be able to pick up the slack. right now, apple stores have no wi-fi ipad 2 and say they hope to get more soon. apple's website says expect a one to two-week delay on the shipping but does not give a reason. better news, if you are trying to buy a rice price, toyota is planning to raise domestic auto output to 90% of the pre-quake levels next month. ford announcing it developed a seat to monitor driver's heart. it may provide real-time health information including
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alerts if a driver is about to have a heart attack. you might have a heart attack if you see what your car insurance cost. if you are nailed with a moving violation. premiums went up 18% last year for one violation. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king with the bloomberg business report. in libya, nato forces conducted their heaviest airstrikes yet on the capital city of tripoli since the start of the 2-month-old bombing campaign. 15 targets were hit early this morning. you see thunderous explosions that lit up the night sky. nato warplanes focus on the area around libyan leader muammar gaddafi commander compound. three people were killed and dozens were wounded. it hit a vehicle storage site used by regime forces conducting attacks on civilians. the operator of japan crippled nuclear power plant says it's likely that all three reactors experienced meltdown in the earthquake
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and tsunami. now that they have seen melted fuel rod in one reactor they expect to find them in other damaged reactors as well. a spokeswoman says it's unlikely to worsen the nuclear crisis because the fuel rods have been covered with water to cool them down. popular weight loss device is targeting the younger customers. we are talking teenagers. sales of the lap band have been declining. so the maker alligan asked them to approve lap band surgeries for those as young as 14. the silicon ring fits around the stomach and reduces the food intake. makers say it's proven safe for adults and is doing clinical trials on teens. many doctors say there is not enough data yet on lap band safety and effectiveness, pointing out many patients need additional surgeries to replace or remove the device. 5:56 now. just ahead on abc7 news at 6:00 a.m. -- the budget problem that could now force palo alto to cut more than 10% of its
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police force. >> crosswalk collision caught on video. why the terrifying pictures don't tell the whole story. i am terry mcsweeney live in oakland where 18 months ago a bart police officer shot and killed a man. the officer said he thought he was reaching for his taser. now there is a plan to get every bart police officer a taser. i'll tell you about in a live report. ♪
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