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good morning, everyone. thank you very much for joining us. i'm jon kelley. >> i'm marlo tellez. bart riders are helping police crack down on criminals who are stealing copper from train tracks and stations. christie smith is live. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. these bart thieves are aggressive. they've already hit six times this month alone in oakland and san leandro. what they do is they often cut through fences like this one, ignoring all warning signs about an electric third rail and it is expensive, costing bart more than $100,000 last year. they get in, they steal the copper, often off the tracks. it hasn't disrupted service yet, but it can slow things down. they seem to hit overnight when
the trains aren't running so they're asking for the public's help. go to give bart police a call. they think it's probably being stolen for scrap. here's bart's police chief. >> targeting replacement copper on a spool. they're cutting through fences and coming into our maintenance yards and everything you can imagine. these guys are very, very entrepreneur spirit, i guess. they're criminals. anything they can steal to make a buck, they will. >> reporter: so far there's been at least one arrest. that was in december. bart has about 105 miles of track so police just can't be everywhere watching, so neighbors, you might want to help out because bart is supported with public money. bart vehicles have government plates and a bart logo and the bart crews wear safety vests and
they also have a bart-specific i.d. with them. reporting live in oakland. i'm christie smith. john and marlo, back to you. >> christie, thank you very much. san francisco's new sheriff is fighting a court order in hopes he can reunite with his family. hours from now. sheriff ross mirkarimi will ask a judge to dismiss an order preventing him from seeing his wife and young son. he's accused of bruising his wife's arm and young son on new year's eve. his wife says the charges have been blown out of proportion. mirkarimi is not taking paychecks while he fights charges in court. he goes on trial next month. >> a former police officer is pleading guilty to charges to an east bay law enforcement scandal. luis lombardi is accused in the plot to steal drugs from police evidence lockers and then sell them back on the streets. lombardi's lawyer says his client is changing his plea so he can testify against his former boss, norman welsh.
lombardi is the third officer arrested in this scandal. >> two men accused of beating a uc berkeley student to death have been charged and will face trial. 18-year-old grant richmond was delivering cupcakes to his friends in san diego when he was attacked near christmas. officers say the two men now under arrest ran into richmond after beating and robbing several other people. >> people who lived in the san bruno neighborhood will get an
update on pipeline-safety improvements. this is the fireball that erupted in san bruno after a gas line exploded in september 2010. pg sxe e will tell neighbors about the steps being taken to ensure the pipelines are safe. tonight's meeting will be held at palo alto city hall at 6:00. the public utilities commission will have a lot of explaining to do now that the feds are
accusing it of being blacksmith oversieft pg&e before the explosion. michael piecy the head of the cpuc was put in charge on decide whethering it will be fined for that explosion. the board members will be making that decision. more drivers are requesting plug her in. california's air resource board could approve new rules today that would force more electric cars out on the road. the rules would require 15% of all new cars to be electric or hydrogen
powered by 2025. this new rule would add $1900 to the price of a car, but drivers would save close to $6,000 a gas over the life of their new car. these new rules would allow and require new gas and diesel cars to cut gas and smog emissions. beginning today airlines have to start revealing those hidden costs up front. they now have to include mandatory government taxes and
fees and advertised fares in bold prints, not just for that as terrific with fine print. some airlines now show two prices when you book a flight. one showing the price of the tickets and the other a flight-exclusive price that includes those taxes and fees. even with the new airfares, yeah, those flights can be very stressful, from all of the security lines to luggage restrictions and everything in between, sometimes you just need a place to chill out, relax and get that zen moment. nbc bay area's bob redell. i imagine, centering himself at the new yoga room at sfo and he joins us now with all of the details. how are you feeling out there, big man? good, chill? >> i'm feeling good. >> you practically have to be a contortionist to fit into the crammed seats of today's airlines. why not find a place where you can stretch, become limb behr and get that body into the limber position. believe it or not, sfo unveiling
the brand new yoga am roo. we're inside terminal 2 and this is the terminal that serves american and virgin airlines. once you get past through security which we all know can be a stressful security in itself and you have the long flight, you can come in here and they have mats out here and you can assume whatever posture you want to assume. >> i thought you would be in lotus. >> as you can tell i'm not a yoga enthusiast. >> it came from the customers, saying it's a perfect terminal except for one thing, you can have a yoga room. he thought it was a great idea. we have the little space that was not built out so we made the yoga room. >> so people have already been using this and people have been using this. >> we have someone right now. >> people have been loving the place and we allow them to use it and enjoy it. >> quickly, we are live. you're a pass efrjer and flying somewhere? you do yoga?
have you had an experience like this before. >> no. this is cool. very cool. >> not ideal that you're not in yoga clothes, but it's a nice opportunity to stretch especially if you have a delay. >> you feel it will help you calm you down for whatever flight you have. >> possibly. yeah. yeah. >> good luck. >> what position are you about to assume. >> go with dog facing down. that's my personal favorite. >> downward dog. >> i know exactly what i'm not talking about. this is free. all you ask that you're quiet in here and turn off your cell phone and of course, you take off your shoes. opening here at sfo terminal 2. the only yoga room that we know of in the world in an airport. here at sfo, bob redell, nbc bay area. >> our yoga expert. you've reached a new high by taking your shoes off. that's a good first step, pal. >> now i have to get something for the smell. >> oh, come on! >> down facing dog. work on this. we'll get you a pamphlet and
tell you how it works. >> i feel more relaxed now. >> yeah, right? >> great. >> let's talk about that forecast. >> all right. let's get right to it, because we have very interesting weather happening right now. you walk out the front door and you can see the bay bridge. a lot of clouds hanging out and same for san jose. you see the layered clouds throughout and it looks cool. you walk outside and it feels tropical out there. 64 in livermore and 63 degrees at 11:09 in san jose. some cities touching on the 70s and i'll let you know which ones and what's to come for the all-important weekend. we are so close now, guys. we have the forecast coming up and i think you'll like it. >> i am motivated. thank you very much. we're back in a moment. this morning it's an old school reopening with some new vibes in san francisco. >> at last, original joe's is reopening in san francisco's
north beach. we do have a camera crew there right now. here we go. this is a live look at the outside and this is a look at the grand opening of the new location on union street at stockton and brand new, but the regulars will notice a lot looks familiar. the bricks behind the bar of the original location and they were chipped away and installed as a fireplace and the original stools now line the counter at a grand opening ceremony held an hour ago. mayor ed lee told reporters he can't wait to be a regular customer. >> i am so glad they located here. they now have in this new location 268 seats and actually, it's going to be 267 because i think i'm going to occupy one of them pretty comfortably. >> the original original joe's opened in 1937 the same year the golden gate bridge did. it burned down four years ago. >> very cool having it back open. >> he's used to making big hits, but now he's hitting the books.
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square are planning a so-called day of rage tomorrow. protesters are calling on military leaders to hand over power to civilians. recent clashes between security forces and protesters have left dozens dead. also this morning the wife of a disgraced cruise ship captain is defending her husband saying he is not the monster people say he is. in an interview with an italian magazine, captain schettino's wife says her husband has become a victim since the cruise liner capsized off the coast of tuscany. she tells the magazine, i cannot think of any other naval or air tragedy in which the responsible party was treated with such violence. this is man hunt. people are looking for a scapegoat, a monster. it's shameful. searchers say they may not be able to recover everyone who is trapped inside that ship. debris from the crash slowly has rescue workers pushed down in the water. the ship capsized weeks ago after the captain allegedly
steered it too close to an island. the captain insists his supervisors pressured him to steer close to shore. the cruise company denies that claim. this morning a british lawmaker are getting serious against nbc funnyman jay leno. british lawmakers say the prime minister should complain to the u.s. over a jay leno routine which joked about the holiest site and the sikh religion. jay leno showed a complete misunderstanding of the faith. he shied picture of the temple saying it was mitt romney's summer home. they're suing leno over the joke. so far leno and nbc aren't commenting. shares of netflix making serious noise this morning. a very welcome bump for that beleaguered company. scott mcgrew says if you time it just right, netflix can make you a lot of money. well, good morning. netflix shares have been bouncing all over. they're up 20% today on the open on news that netflix had
increased the number of subscribers by far more than wall street expected. now you know who is not very good at buying netflix stock? netflix. the company bought its own stock back spending $200 million last year when the stock was $220 a share. then it had to issue new shares to raise money when the stock was down in the 70s and now the stock is back up again above 100. kaiser permanente has launched a new app for its 9 million patients which puts access to their medical records and their pharmaceutical orders, e-mails from their doctors all on their phone. it's only for the android so far, but they promise an apple version soon, and they've updated the kaiser permanente website to handle visits from mobile devices not running apps. kaiser largely invented the beg box health care. dr. bernanke is going to teach
class. ben bernanke, head of the fed, who used to teach at stanford, by the way, is going teach classes at george washington university on federal monetary policy. this is something he knows a bit about, and i know what you're thinking. how do i get in on those lectures? well, good news, they're going to be online. you can watch, in fact, we can all come to my house and have a big federal monetary policy party if you're interested. >> okay. we're going to scott's house. thanks, scott. >> sounds good. it's 11:17 right now. let's check out the weather. a very foggy start, christina loren. >> the overall forecast calls for fog and low clouds throughout the rest of the day. it is so hard to believe with the full deck of clouds even out here in san jose, from the live picture, you can see that over the guadalupe parkway, yeah. it is mostly cloudy, but it is balmy and let's take it to the temperatures, 65 degrees in
sunnyvalley and 63 in livermore and san jose is at a comfortable 62 degrees and we will keep climbing. sun and clouds for today, we have a cold night ahead as we see mostly clear conditions and it is the cloud cover that kept us nice and mild. by tomorrow, the breeze will build and we'll see a completely different scenario. as a matter of fact, we're expecting sunshine right off the bat tomorrow and by this weekend staying nice and mild with increasing clouds and we stay dry. if you want to make the outdoor plans, and we're not expecting that rain until early next week. 65 in los gatos and 62 in palo alto. 60 for alameda and even at pacifica right at the coast, 61 degrees. so a comfortable thursday, making way to a really nice weekend. a lot of people want to get outdoors because we had the rain last weekend. we'll have plenty of opportunity to do so, as the jet stream continues to take the storm track well to the north in the
pacific northwest and high pressure moves over the great basin, this is what we're expecting. nice clear start up the coast and the north bay mountains. that will be the case for tomorrow, but slight warming and even warm as we kick off your friday and by saturday, staying mild with a mix of sun and clouds and we'll see the haze start to build as we head through the next couple of days and no rain in the forecast, calm winds by saturday and hazy sunshine and sunday into monday, staying nice and comfortable, but then we get changes and rain arrives up into the north bay and a few showers and we'll ramp up the rain chances for the greater bay area. so overall next week looking cool and cloudy compared to what we've got out there right now. back to you guys. >> christina, thank you. it's a wave all over the nation. we've seen it on football fields and red carpets and you might see people tebowing at at&t at pebble beach. >> do not expect the broncos quarterback to be the one doing it. turns out tim tebow will not be
making an appearance at the golf tournament this february. tebow was invited, but he can't play because injuries from the broncos playoffs lost to new england. patriots head coach bill belichick will be playing in that tournament. >> nobody tebows like tim tebow. he's the original. >> absolutely. >> san francisco 49ers is putting on backpack. >> today is safety dante witmer's very first day in the classroom. probably best known for this crushing hit with the saints. he's now taking three classes at san jose state to finish up his degree in business and consumer affairs. witmer sent out a tweet for the fans asking if any san jose students could show him around the campus and he says he might be interested at some point joining a fraternity. they probably want to get him on their flag football team. >> good idea on that one.
no doubt he's not having trouble finding a tour guide. >> probably quite a few of them. a gun-toting would-be bandit shoots himself in the foot. we'll show you the botched robbery attempt just ahead. and beating the buzzer. that's right. full court. my man is hot. oh, you want to talk about being a big cat at i ganigamh etball game.o ow that's how you do it. [ mom ] hey guys.
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happens to be a retired cop from india. take another look at this. i said get! the suspect did get away, but police say he's likely connected to three other recent robberies. from the masked robber to the nervous one. a bank robber would have gotten away with the heist had he not shot himself and as we like to say, it was all caught on tape. two robbers go inside the bank to do the dirty work while a third guy stands guard outside the front door with a loaded pistol. he gets anxious and when he lowers his gun, yep, he accidentally shoots himself in the foot. ouch. he manages to limp his way out and gets away with the crime, that is, until he goes to the hospital later that night for his foot where he ends up getting arrested. the other robbers are still on the loose. >> nice work, pal. what a dope. anyway, speaking of shooting, he shoots and he scores all of the kay dourts be
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welcome back. a nebraska teenager has earned bragging rights pretty much for the rest of his life. >> how's this for a hotshot? >> that's what i'm talking about, representing my home state of nebraska. joseph christian fires up a prayer and it is answered at the buzzer. that sent the crowd in arcadia, nebraska, just wild. an 80-foot buzzer beater. unfortunately the buzz kill, joe's team lost the game, but i promise he's still big man on campus. >> he's feeling pretty good. >> of course, when it comes to spectators, sports and snacks go hand in hand. >> a popular choice, of course, is the classic hot dog. a relatively inexpensive snack unless you're in vancouver. take a look at the $100 hot dog. >> wait, how much? >> 100 bucks. >> what does 100 bucks get you?
a hot dog loaded with atlantic lobster, kobe beef, truffle oil and a $2,000 cognac. it better include beer for life. >> i think i'd take a bite, though. thanks so much for being with us. join us at 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00. >> if you're buying i'll have a bite. have a great day. the word is swapportunity.
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