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pushed by a security guard. we'll tell you how the school is responding this morning. plus, police looking for suspects after this violent robbery at a south bay liquor store. what they're offering this morning. you made it to friday and we have a spectacular weekend shaping up for you, bay area. cloudy start in san francisco, that will lead to the cool down today. few clouds over san jose. i'll give you your weekend forecast for your microclimate in moments. christina have spectacular and i have pleasant. uninterrupted as your commute goes but show you as it develops over in the east bay. mike, a live look outside. today is friday, may 30th. this is "today in the bay." good morning, everyone. thank you for joining us. i'm scott mcgrew. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. all thanks to facebook founder
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mark zuckerberg and his wife. christie smith joins us live in redwood city some of the areas getting some of that $120 million donation. great news, christie. >> good morning to you and happy friday. what a gift, $120 million a pledge to struggling bay area schools. almost sounds like some of the lottery wins we have been reporting here in the bay area. facebook ceo mark zuckerberg and his wife made charitable donations before. in his announcement zuckerberg said that the world's most innovative communities should not also be home for struggling public schools. he did praise educators and also pointed out the challenge they face with the resources that they're given. some of this $120 million over the next five years will go to new public and charter schools, equipment training and programs, technology and connectivity in the schools and this will go in the ravenswood, redwood city
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school districts and san francisco schools that have a demonstrated need. as you can imagine the superintendent in these districts have already spoken out expressing how grateful they are. reporting live in redwood city, christie smith, "today in the bay." >> great news there, thanks, christie. >> you can see savannah guthrie's entire interview with priscilla chan in a few hours on "today" show. her first television interview since marrying zuckerberg. in a few hours testimony will resume in bryan stow's trial. they are trying to prove there was not enough security at the game. today stow's attorney will question witnesses who were there at the game at dodger stadium three years ago. he's hoping they'll say security was lax with fans throwing things and fights breaking out from the second inning on. now, lawyers for the dodgers say stow was under the influence of alcohol at the time and
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contributed to the hostile environment. they also claim the team had their largest security force ever at that game. stow's mother, ann, was the first witness to take the stand. she described what it was like to take care of stow who needs help using the bathroom and relies on a walker to get around the house. a special needs student in a wheelchair beaten by a school security guard at a bay area high school and the whole thing was caught on camera. "today in the bay" peggy bunker is joining us now with more. peggy, this video is shocking. >> it's tough to look at. when you see something like this, how could this possibly have happened to hire a security guard would attack one of the kids he was supposed to be keeping safe. happened at oakland high school earlier this month apparently after a student in a wheelchair was lingering too long in a hallway. now, take a look at this video. you can see the security guard rolling martinez down a hallway and he and his partner were rushing late students to class and then this. you see this scuffle and the
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punches there and then you see the boy push out of the wheelchair. farther there down the hallway. the other security guard then steps in to pull the first security guard off of the boy after he was dumped on to the floor. now, reportedly when the guards pushed him towards class, the officer handcuffed the student to his chair and continued to roll him. the boy then reportedly spat at the officer and that's when he threw these punches. if you look at the video, three or four punches. the principal sent out a letter to parents and staff explaining the incident and apologizing. "i'm shocked and deeply hurt by this behavior and apologize on behalf of the staff at oakland high. this incident is not reflective of the kind of chulture we cherish at our school or how we treat one another." the other thing you should know, the security guard was fired that day. oakland school police arrested the guard and, once again, alameda county prosecutors
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charged him and right now that guard is free on $10,000 bail. >> wow, so he was fired and now facing this. they took action pretty quickly. >> as far as that same day. this happened late may. it is tough to see. not just one punch, but several punches. >> very sad, okay. pleasanton teen who was speeding when he hit and killed a bicyclist will find out his fate today. a judge is expected to sentence cody hall to nine years in prison. last month he pleaded no contest to vehicular manslaughter. hall was driving 43 miles over the speed limit on foothill road when he hit and killed diana in june of last year. police say hall had bragged about speeding on twitter. police have arrested the driver accused of running over a man at a san francisco gas station. officers say he was drunk when he hit the pedestrian near the chevron gas station on 24th avenue and gary boulevard.
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this is an update to that broking news we brought you yesterday morning. the man was pinned under that car and emergency crew husband to use a jack to free him and he suffered a serious head injury but expected to survive. a new picture to show you this man. a man who burglarized a downtown mountain view restaurant. this man forced his way just last friday stealing $750 in cash from the register. he is a white man in his 60s and has gray hair and wears glasses. a new reward will be offered today in connection with this violent armed robbery at a san jose liquor store. police say on may 9th the man armed with a shotgun entered clyde liquors. one person is hit in the face and knocked to the ground and the man took off in a get away car. this morning crimestoppers will announce how much cash it will offer for information leading to an arrest and a conviction. 5:06 right now. it is going to be a wonderful weekend.
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meteorologist christina loren joins us with a look. good morning. >> good morning. happy friday, everybody. a lot happening across the bay area. look at some of those events coming up. if you have not yet made those weekend plans, one of the weekends you can take your pick and comfortable conditions all across the bay area. outdoors looking really good. right now temperatures mostly in the 40s and 50s and cooler start out there this morning with plenty of morning clouds to go around. they span inland and our natural ac and temps will drop by about ten degrees today as the low clouds cling to the coastline and that cool ocean air comes all the way inland and tonight you want to open up your windows right around 7:00, beautiful ocean breeze. going to be lovely out there and we'll also see better air quality as this onshore flow starts to pick up. this is what you can count on for today. sunny by noon and the clouds will cling to the coastline all day long. 63 degrees in san francisco as a result. 73 for the peninsula and 76, that's pretty nice here in the
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south bay for this time of year. 78 for the north bay and 64 in the east bay and becoming sunny in oakland by about 1:00, 1:30 and then the tri-valley today, 79 degrees. a close look at your weekend coming up, right now here's mike on your drive. >> looking at a great drive approaching the bay bridge toll plaza. a few cars in the cash lane and now all cash lanes are open. the east shore freeway right here and low clouds just above. emeryville towards the san francisco side, you can't see the lights. so, keep that in mind, as well. an easy drive into and out of san francisco across that span. looking at the east shore freeway and a smooth drive at the limit across interstate 80, that's westbound. westbound 24, as well. bottom of your screen, oakland coliseum and arena both have events. the a's play at 7:05, so, a lot of post-work traffic over there. a tiny bit of a start for westbound through antioch and that shows your lighter friday
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commute and the yellow that shows down the 60 except for the altamont pass. typical pattern into the tri-valley out of that area and smooth drive for the peninsula. no problems for 101 or 280. zoom into the south bay and a little construction going on for 880 around the alameda ramp as well as stevens creek boulevard. scott, hand it off to you because another issue with construction. i guess it's good news. >> south bay leaders will hold a ceremony today to celebrate the long-awaited completion of construction on 101. map highlighted area where the improvements were made including the expansion of capital and crews have really been working on this. $36 million project since 2001. they say it's going to give drivers a smoother, faster trip from evergreen and south san jose. and then it's oepen for business. that iaare back in the wate
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this morning. the annual escape from alcatraz. we'll check in with bob redell, next. super mario being used in a new car ad. which company enlisted the help of the video game star. nbc bay area honored with three national awards for excellence in breaking news coverage, feature reporting and public service and television journalism. all from the society of professional journalists. nbc bay area, we investigate.
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welcome back, everyone. it's 5:12. hundreds of people across the country will make a break for it at the annual escape from alcatraz tiathlon. >> bob redell is live where preparations are under way for the big eevent. good morning. >> the 34th running of this
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triathlon. considered to be one of the hardest triathlons out there and there is one guy here who has been competing. not only the competitor, but the race announcer. to your right, 1 1/2 mile swim from alcatraz to marina green. >> yes. >> 18-mile bike ride and then 8-mile run. >> absolutely. >> what is the most grueling section of that? >> currently at the little marina green just west of the st. francis yacht club where our swim exit is. just an iconic triathlon. san francisco is just such a great worldwide destination. most popular photographed object, the golden gate bridge. part of our race course. golden gate park, the sand ladder and the cold water and the hills, the famous streets of san francisco and the run along the coast is just beautiful. >> you've done it, this will be your 26th time doing it. at what point in the race for you do you want to quit? do you have that urge every year? >> no, i never quit.
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>> no, want to quit. your body is like, okay, man, eric, i don't know if you have enough. you ever get that? >> i was 250 pound when i got out of the coast guard and wasn't living a healthy lifestyle in 1988 and i started doing triathlons and lost the weight and never stopped coming back. i just love the sport. for me to quit racing for the team tirx oorx llman foundation quit. >> 2,000 athletes, some of the best in the world. >> we have a world class field and the age group you have to be quite an accomplished athlete. we have olympians on the men's side. silver medalist twice in the olympics. world class field. sunday 7:30 we jump off a perfectly good boat in the 55 degree water and a quick run to
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marina green to warm up for safety and then 18 miles hilly. >> i appreciate it. best of luck around 11:45 is when you think you'll see the winners and they'll do the presentation. >> the presentation will be at 11:45 and running across the line at 9:30. >> sounds good. thank you very much. coming up we'll talk to two competitors competing together for the competition part of the race here. >> just tired thinking about the course. >> very fascinating. >> amazing. all right, bob, we'll check back in with you. investors looking to wrap up the week on a high note. morgan brennan and a look at how it's all going. good morning, morgan. >> well, good morning. so, futures are lower. that's after stocks rebounded thursday with the s&p 500 closing at a new record high. investors are shrugging off the report showing the economy contracted in the first quarter, which they chalk up mostly to the winter weather. many expecting growth to pick up this spring. so, today we're getting data on
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personal income and spending and manufacturing and consumer sentiment. and the dow is rising, the dow rising 65 points to 16698. the nasdaq adding 22 points to 4227. a major automaker has enlisted the help of super mario in its latest car ad. mario hops into a mercedes-benz zipping his way all the way into a castle. marketing ploy for the new car in japan. it's cross promotion and the japanese promotion. the gla is one of its options. >> the kids who played mario are finally old enough and i put myself that they can afford a mercedes-benz. >> you don't have to jump over barrels. >> where is luigi and 5:16.
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>> you never play it. good-looking morning out there. one of those weekends you don't want to keep indoors and play video gamealize weekend. you want to get out there and enjoy it because next weekend, my friend, we'll enjoy it. a return of the triple digits thursday, friday into next weekend. i'm always looking 15 days out. let's enjoy the 70s together. livermore at 50 degrees and 53 for san francisco and we're looking good down in san martin at 48 degrees. so, your inland isolated valleys getting cold starts yesterday and today. just a few degrees away from the 30s. as we get into this afternoon, a lovely rebound coming our way and lots of clouds to start the day and that means a nice onshore flow and 76 degrees in the south bay. what onshore flow means for us in the bay area, clouds set up right along the coastline and westerly flow and cloudy mornings and beautiful, beautiful breezy conditions and that ocean breeze coming in and the evenings nice, sunny finishes. that's what you can count on but
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we'll see drizzle both saturday and sunday morning. today sharp drop in temperatures. two sides to the weekend and then that heat really cranks up next week. you'll see that on your seven-day forecast. let's welcome in mike inouye. >> looking over towards the goldpen gate bridge and the alcatraz triathlon. if that fog rolls in, christina talks about that along the coast and no problem right now for drivers. look at the map and we're talking about north of the golden gate bridge and 101 southbound is your commute direction and same for highway 37 coming over from vallejo and the rest of your north bay. approach from the bay bridge and easy flow for west 80 and a smooth flow of traffic around the castro valley. you have your build out of the altamont pass and a tire tread reported in the lanes approaching north livermore.
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so, maybe a traffic break for just a couple but look how light the volume is and at speed coming from the dublin interchange and 680 through sunol. the south bay, your typical overnight construction crews which should be clearing now aand the alameda area and north 101 a tiny build right there and as you look at your live look for palo alto 101 heading past willow to san francisco and 280 equally clear. actually, a little lighter than this. a new lawsuit has been filed against the organizers of the san francisco pride event. trevor gardner is suing saying there was inadequate security. gardner was a vendor during last year's pride celebration. he was shot in the leg near the intersection of larkin and grove street. another person also shot and hurt and san francisco police don't think those men were targeted. gardner is seeking damages to cover medical costs and trauma. actor brad pitt has filed an emergency restraining order against a man who attacked him on the red carpet. pitt was hit, but not hurt
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during the wednesday night premie premiere. police immediately arrested the prankster and held him on $20,000. he targeted stars in the past like bradley cooper and will smith but has never hit them. the bbc reports he was working for a ukrainian television station until he was fired several weeks ago. a surprise overnight move by the republican-controlled house voted to block the federal government from interfering with states which have legalized medical marijuana. if that becomes law, it means the dea cannot raid legal medical marijuana distributers. the amendment was added to a bill which funds the justice department. the bill now headed to the senate. the new it school for high school graduates not harvard or yale but right here in the bay area. stanford is a top dream college for high school seniors. stanford had the lowest grad wat acceptance rate for five out of the last six years.
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it adoesn't hurt that the campus is located in the heart of the silicon valley. >> go, cardinal. it is 5:20. why the official noisemaker of the world cup is actually banned from the games themselves. moments of certainty.
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when you know, you know. the all-new volvo v60 sportswagon. the s60 sedan and the xc60 crossover. test drive one today. model year end sales event. the s60 with 0.9% apr and up to $2500 in allowances.
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welcome back, everyone. taking a live look outside. look, a different angle from, this is actually from at&t park, if you kind of get that vista looking up at the bay bridge. well, just two days after the death of maya angelou the mlb will pay tribute to her. angela w an award given to individuals whose lives and actions are of the civil rights movement. her last words were captured
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during an interview that will be played during today's event. everyone is a critic about the world cup. first the official song was sung in the wrong language and now the official noisemaker is a hand grenade with brass knuckles. some calling it a glorified baby rattle because you shake it to make noise. the official noisemaker for the world cup, fifa officials say you can't bring it to the game because the instruments were handed out to fans at a previous match in brazil last year and they tossed them on to the field. >> that could be dangerous. 5:24 right now. 23-year-old woman from australia has accomplished something only the beatles have done before. ♪ i'm so fancy >> that is rapper iggy azalea and her song "fancy." coming in at number two another song featuring the same artist. prior to this, only the beatles
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had one and two on the hot 100 with their first two singles. and that happened back in 1964. >> so, she really is that fancy. >> she is that fancy. even though travolta i stumbled over her name. >> that's okay. let's check in with christina loren. >> you're still fancy, scott. good morning to you. happy friday, everybody. a gorgeous day shaping up. throw all your worries behind. if you don't want to use your ac this weekend, you're not going to need to. we have a gorgeous weekend shaping up. low clouds moving in. all your outdoor plans easily, easily accommodated by the weather this weekend. i'll show you the numbers coming up, but a big heat wave coming our way next week. right now, let's welcome in mike inouye. >> thank you, fancy. thank you, christina. we're looking over here towards the westbound direction coming off the san mateo bridge and
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traffic moves very lightly. no problems from the east bay as the dunbarton bridge showed a little slowing but that cleared up. i was watching it for you, folks. watching the rest of your bay and no major surprises and typical build west 580 in towards livermore. typical pattern there and the roads and the rails for your transit system, as well. city down towards the south bay and b.a.r.t. down to the vta systems. we have about 45 trains now on schedule there the b.a.r.t. system and a live look shows you how traffic shapes up through oakland. b.a.r.t. over to the coliseum for either event going on today. back to you. >> thanks so much. 5:26 right now. students at one bay area high school suddenly told they need to retake their ap test. they won't have much time to study. the south bay casino may close its doors two years after it opened. legal battle now brewing.
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gridlock. teacher layoffs. and a 60 billion dollar budget deficit. that's what john perez faced when he became speaker of the california assembly. so he partnered with governor brown to pass three balanced budgets, on time. for the first time in thirty years. today, the deficits are gone and we've invested an additional 2 billion dollars in education. now john perez is running for controller, to keep fighting for balanced budgets. democrat john perez for controller.
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new video san jose police called to an early morning
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stabbing. what we just learned from officers next. hundreds of bay area students told to retake their ap test just weeks before graduation. the new controversy brewing, next. good friday morning to you, i'm meteorologist christina loren. mostly cloudy start to the day and temps right now mostly in the 50s and headed towards a really comfortable afternoon and then some changes headed your way. we'll take you through your microclimate forecast in moments. it is friday, but we'll show you that crowd that is building for the tri-valley and get you a check of the south bay commute, coming up. and a live look outside this morning. look at the beautiful bay bridge. you made it to friday morning, the last friday of may, the 30th. this is "today in the bay." well, good morning, everyone. thank you for joining us, i'm scott mcgrew. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. a cruel and shocking act caught on camera. a special needs student beaten
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by a school security guard. peggy bunker joining us now. it is hard to believe but the video really shows it all. >> no denying exactly what happened here. this attack happened at oakland high school about two yeweeks a, reportedly after a student in a wheelchair was lingering in the hallway too long. he had cerebral palsy. he and a partner were rushing late students to class and then this, this altercation and he whales on the student right there three to four times and pushes him there out of his chair and dumps him on the floor. the other security guard actually had to step in and restrain his partner. reportedly when the guards started pushing martinez in his chair towards class, martinez laughed at the officers and in response he handcuffed the student and continued to roll him to class the boy spat at the officer and that's when he threw those punches. the principal sent out a letter
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to parent and staff explaining the incident and also apologizing. the letter reads in part, i'm shocked and deeply hurt by this behavior and i apologize on behalf of the staff at oakland high and this is not reflective of the kind of culture we cheerichee cherish at our school. he is out on $10,000 bail right now. the security guard was also fired that day. he was arrested and charged for that felony for assault. now, as for francisco martinez he actually went to the hospital that day for his injuries. he is now recovering and shocking to see this video go down in a school hallway and, by all the things, a security guard. >> i was really taken aback by that video. thanks a lot, peggy. new this morning, police spent much of the morning investigating a stabbing and interstate 680. the fire department and police departments responding to that area and they found one person stabbed and details still coming in on this story, but looks from the video police have talked to
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people at the scene and may have some ideas exactly what happened. investigators have not told us how badly that victim was hurt, or if they know who did it. parents will rally outside bishop o'dowd high school this morning. showing support for teachers who might not return next year. at least teachers have quilt over a language and morality clause. under the new contract, some teachers are worried they could be fired for being gay, for having premarital sex or even using birth control. school leaders will meet with parents to talk about why their kids will have to retake their ap exam. morgan fisc is among some 400 students at amtore valley high who will have to retake her ap biology test next week. the california college board found seating irregularities in two sessions last month. desks were apparently not far enough. after months of studying and
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preparing morgan has to take that study, again. >> finals are coming up in the next two weeks and i'm supposed to be preparing for finals, but, instead, i have to worry about this ap test. >> i'm definitely going to address the vice president or the principal of the school because my issue is the kids did nothing wrong. >> the superintendent of school said the teachers will do everything they can to support students and light on the school load. a similar situation happened last year in millbrae. the college board and education testing service threw out hundreds of ap test scores from mill high school after what they called seating irregularities. those students were also forced to retake the test. a silicon couple giving away $100 million. quae "today in the bay" christie smith and his wife with more on why they decided to make that donation. >> mark zuckerberg put it like
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this. the world most innovative community should not be home to struggling schools. the facebook ceo and his wife are putting $120 million on the table to improve education in underserved communities in the bay area. he said that his wife has already devoted her life to helping children as a pediatrician and a teacher and that last year he, himself, even taught an after school program on entrepreneurship in menlo park. less than 40% of kids are proficient in english language arts at least according to state tests and less than 50% in math. the initial money, about $5 million will go towards connectivity, training at the ravenswood school district in east palo alto, redwood city school districts and also high-needs schools in san francisco unified school district. reporting live in redwood city, christie smith, "today in the bay." >> it's needed.
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you can see savannah guthrie's entire interview on "today" show starting at 7:00 this morning. meanwhile, san jose's largest newest casino could be forced to shut down this summer. the card room operating license expires tomorrow and yesterday the state chose not to renew it. instead, the california gambling control wants a hearing to look at accusations the casino's owner hid millions of dollars in profits. casino matrix will be allowed to stay open pending that hearing, that should happen in a couple months. 5:35 right now. happening right here, right now. checking in with meteorologist christina loren. nice weekend ahead. >> nice weekend ahead but those microclimates definitely making an appearance saturday and sunday. those clouds will cling to the coastline for most of the weekend and even expecting some drizzle both weekend mornings. but, nice, sunny finishes especially inland and gorgeous conditions in the south bay and the east bay and the cities that
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typically get pretty warm as we transition from may into june. june 1st is sunday and right on track with seasonal averages for one day and then the heat cranks up next week. we're talking about a return of the triple digits. so, enjoy the clouds, the cooling clouds that you see over san jose as we head throughout the day today. they will stay put and, as a result, temperatures are cooler, ten degree dropoff. the peninsula today 73 and 63 degrees at the school ocean breeze in san francisco requiring a sweater or jacket likely. 70 degrees for the north bay and 64 in the east bay today and your sunshine expected in oakland by about 1:30 this afternoon and 79 cdegrees and cool breeze and mix of sun and clouds. 79 here. we have some big events coming up this weekend and also we're going to take a look at next week because i want to prepare you for the heat ahead. we're talking dangerous heat. right now, let's check your drive, here's mike inouye. >> not so bad.
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subtle slow down over here for the tri-valley. the haze and the low clouds drifting around the bay as christina talking about and so far your drive right here on the road deck itself. censosensors out of livermore a report of tire debris in the roadway and no traffic reported but we do see a smoother drive once you pass through the area heading past that dublin interchange where the build started right at 680. approach to the bay bridge walnut creek interchange and moves very smoothly right now. a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza shows you the cash lanes on either side of the fastrak lanes that are building up. that is atypical and we usually see the fastrak lanes build up. we'll see that and we'll track that, as well. east shore freeway clouds just showing up in that shot. bay looks really nice and nothing unpredictable and the
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south bay. typical overnight road crews 880 around the alameda and we're talking about a smooth flow as far as the transit systems go. no delays reported, but bound to be some delays because, laura, you have information for that. >> a pair of sunnyvale light rail stations so crews can speed up construction on a track to levi stadium. that work should be done in about ten days. 5:38. papers apparently signed allowing the sterlings to sell the clippers. why donald sterling, though, may not have the right to block that sale. shows off the newest shuttle for space-x. we'll take a look inside, next. nbc bay area honored with three national awards for excellence in breaking news coverage, feature reporting and public service and television journalism. all from the society of professional journalists. nbc bay area, we investigate.
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new this morning, a second diver has died while looking for the bodies of high school students who died inside a sunken south korea ferry. the diver was unconscious when he was pulled to the surface by fellow divers this morning. he was given cpr and taken to the hospital, but he didn't make it. spokesperson said the diver was cutting open part of the ship to make searches easier. the ferry sank last month and since then 288 bodies have been recovered. 16 are still missing. today marks one year since a 22-year-old man carried out a bloody rampage killing six uc santa barbara students. now, we're learning more about the investigation into elliot rodger in the weeks before the murders. deputies revealing they know disturbing video of rodger posted on youtube three weeks before the attacks but never watched them.
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they did not know about the videos until after the rampage. rodger outlined his violent plan and showcased his hatred. his last video was posted ten minutes before the first shot was fired. the parents of a san jose man killed in that mass murder asking everyone to help put an end to the violence. 19-year-old george chen was remembered at a tearful tribute at his alma mater leyland high school. while many spoke for his good nature, they also cried out for an end to these mass killings. >> i don't want to stand here. if my son can come back, i don't need to stand here. i hope i'm the last one to stand here. >> chen's mother went on to ask everyone to search their souls and replace any hatred or violence with love. it is 5:42. in san francisco, several celebrities joined forces to talk about gun violence. >> we can correct, but we have to do it as a community and as a
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country, not as individuals. >> this is outrageous. we need to do something about it and i don't mind standing up for a real cause. that's why i'm here and i want my voiz to be heard and i want the people that follow me to get behind this movement and push the same push that we're pushing. >> the no guns allowed campaign launched last year spear headed by the league of young voters. other attendees including joe montana and former san francisco mayor willy brown and ron conway. on capitol hill, members were aimed at gun violence prevention will hold a convention to talk about firearms and mental health. max thompson chairs that task force and expected to announce major mental health later today. the clippers could soon have a new owner. shellie sterling says former microsoft ceo steve ballmer will pay 2 billion for the franchise. you do the math, 16,000% return
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for the sterling family who initially bought the team for $12 million in 1981. the agreement was reportedly signed last night, but still needs to be approved by the nba. immediately following the announcement donald sterling's lawyers came out and said the banned owner would fight this sale, but he may not have the authority to do it. a source telling "usa today" donald sterling has been determined mentally unfit to make decisions on the family trust. the trust that actually owns the team with donald and shelly sterling splitting management 50/50. if that's true, she is the only person who can decide what happens to that team. meanwhile, people from all over the world will rush to san francisco this weekend in hopes to make a splash at the annual escape from alcatraz triathlon. >> bob redell live in san francisco and you're getting a first-hand look at what this year's competition will be like, bob. >> laura and scott, come sunday
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morning about 2,000 of some of the best athletes in the world will do it. 1 1/2 miles swim from the island to here and that's 1 1/2 mile swim and then an 18-mile bike ride followed by very easy eight-mile run for a very flat section of san francisco. nothing easy about running in the city. but one of the more interesting teams that will be competing. led, of course, by these two gentlemen right here merit jones and kyle you guys are from vancouver. you're, obviously, an amputee below the knee and you have some problems with your maculer degeneration. you guys work together as a team. how does this work during the swim? >> during the swim we use a tether. it goes from my waist to brian's waist and in an ideal world we're able to swim sort of me right in front of him and i'm in charge of guiding us, hopefully
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getting us to shore safely and brian's in charge of keeping up and that's how we do it. >> when you get to shore, you help with the prosthetic. this is the, you have a blade, a running prosthetic. >> i don't swim with my leg on and when we get to shore it's a little bit tough to get up to beach so what brian does is come around in front and i'll put my hands on his shoulders and hop up the beach and i guide him, but he helps me through that part and a real team effort. >> a tandem bicycle and you're doing the run, again. and the shorter tether. >> keeps us closer together during a run so there's no accident. >> who's relying more on who would you say overall? >> he would not be able to do this without me. just kidding. no, we're truly a team. not one person more than the other. >> physical aspects of the team and also the emotional aspects.
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longer race ups and downs and each person is having a good time and a bad time and we just make sure we keep the spirits light and keep the race going. >> you lost your leg 19 years ago in a horrible accident cabl accident. >> it was a lot more emotional than i expected. i considered myself to be fully recovered and everything is fine and i expected it to be easier to go back but actually a little bit challenging. i felt emotional about it. hopefully the second trip to san francisco will go better. >> best of luck to both of you on sunday morning. really interesting story. thank you so much. escape to alcatraz sunday morning starts between 7:00, 7:30. jumping off a boat there near the island and then some of the first finishers of the race will be crossing the finish line here in the marina green around 9:30. just before noon. ler all right, guys, reporting live
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here. >> what a remarkable story. >> isn't that amazing? >> good luck to them. >> great story of the day. >> that water has to be cold. >> it is that cool body of water that keeps our temperatures so mild here. keeps us from soaring and keeps our climate nice and mediterranean, which is why we get the best of both worlds. nice and cool at the coast and nice, warm and sunny inland, as well, for today. and then we bring in those changes, my friends. as we get into next week. let's talk about what you can expect this weekend and then i want to tell you about something very close to my heart. if you've ever considered adopting a pet across the bay area, got a little motivation for you coming up in just a second. right now 53 degrees in san francisco. i know, i like to tease ahead. in the 50s to start and plenty of clouds out there and just going to be spectacular for all your outdoor plans. as you get out there this weekend, look at these numbers. the envy of the absolute nation
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today. 76 degrees in the south bay and 73 for the peninsula and 63 degrees in san francisco. ocean air, comfortable conditions just spectacular. you know, yesterday was kind of hot. definitely had to use my ac at my car and my home. today this is why the low clouds cling to the coastline and cool, westerly flow and that breeze is transported all the way inland. tomorrow morning wake up with a few deck of clouds, little bit of drizzle out there and a nice, sunny finish. this is what you can expect as we get into your weekend. really good-looking weekend in the south bay. 83 by sunday and comfortable conditions even out in the tri-valley only breaking in the low to mid-80s and then by next week we crank up that heat and triple digits on the way as we get into thursday and friday. look at this. this is big. happens across the nation every year. this weekend ever considered adopting a pet the adoption fee has been waived and that's usually about 130 bucks and come with the shots and oakland
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animal services and here's mike inouye and your drive. >> despite that, if you have to pay the adoption fee, still, cheaper than kids. >> true that. >> i love them. northbound 101, love them. low clouds and christina was talking about drifting around the bay and visibility for drivers and watch that immediate coast. the south bay starts to build, though. here's a map and we'll show you the start of it and that's where the camera is and slow up towards 880 and worst over the last ten minutes sorting itself out. the commute should kick in over the next hour and 87 should follow the pattern for 101. approaching the dublin interchange and no problem out of pleasanton and still on the chp report but once you pass west livermore avenue traffic moves more smoothly towards 68 o. look at that from valeo over towards 101 itself and the bay
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bridge. east shore freeway moves very smoothly. two events tonight. traffic smooths very nicely right now but consider taking b.a.r.t. and the bay bridge toll plaza all lanes packed in and see the metering lights turned on any second now. ian mosqk. dragon version 2. the first private spaceship capable of orbiting the earth. showed off an animation at space-x headquarters in southern california and insisted it will be able to land with helicopter-like accuracy anywhere in the world. >> that is how a 21st century spaceship should land. >> also the ceo of bay-ya area-based tesla.
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bears a similar resemblance. >> for the overall as ththetic something that is very clean, very simple. as a pilot you're able to interact with the screens overhead. >> now, one thing he did not announce is when this space taxi will be ready. but nasa, which is partnering with him hopes it will be ready by 2017. the space-x announcement comes on the heel of a new deal between the faa and another space company vernal virgin gal. charter space flights out of its base in new mexico and also explains how those flights will be worked into usair space. virgin galactic hopes to launch its first public flight by the end of this year. there are a bunch of companies working on space tourism in addition to virgin galactic.
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they hope to launch within the next two years. boeing crew wants to launch next year, as well. and as we said, space-x not giving a date for its launch, but the hope is 2017. space-x already launches rockets for nasa. ford issuing a recall this morning involving more than 1 million cars. we'll have details, next. moments of certainty. when you know, you know. the all-new volvo v60 sportswagon. the s60 sedan and the xc60 crossover. test drive one today. model year end sales event. the s60 with 0.9% apr and up to $2500 in allowances.
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welcome back, everyone. 5:55. ford is recalling nearly 1.5 million suvs and cars in the u.s. and canada, most of them with problems with power steering. the recall affects the ford
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explorer made between 2011 and 2013 and the mercury mariner model years 2008 to 2011. ford says the cars could lose power steering causing a crash. the company says it's received reports of 15 crashes, but so far no major injuries. let's check your weekend forecast this morning with christina loren. good morning. >> hey, good morning to you guys. we made it to friday and we have a gorgeous weekend shaping up. be out on the water, though, count on some wind out there. a little choppy on the bay for saturday and sunday is going to be the better day to get on out there. we'll have your full forecast coming up in just a minute and right now here's mike and your drive. >> bay drij toll plaza and clearer shot and you can see all lanes have just filled in and metering lights are, indeed, on. prepare for that. the good news your approach to smooth drive and look at the maps and east shore freeway no major delays and westbound 24 and heading out of the caldecott
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tunnel. the peninsula side moves smoothly, as well. typical slowing through the tri-valley and livertop momore. no delays reported and the b.a.r.t. system right now 45 trains reporting on time. there you go, patch university. back to you. >> thank you, mike. well, it is 5:57. a large earthquake hit china overnight. new video from the region. and more san jose police officers turn in their badges. what city and the police officers association is telling us. plus, the first ever sit-down interview with priscilla chan the wife of mark zukerickerberg zuckerberg. we don't know much about her but we'll talk to savannah guthrie and find out what she is like when the cameras are off.
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>> we've seen first hand that the quality of education really varies in our area. only on nbc an accomplished
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doctor known best as the first lady of facebook and now an advocate for public schools. details on a major donation to bay area classrooms, next. and new video a student in a wheelchair slapped by a school security guard. what happened moments before that conversation came to blows. and a cooling trend means you can leave your weather woes behind this weekend. sharp drop in temperatures for today. we will see two and then that heat cranks next week. lots to go over this morning in your full forecast. and, christina, low clouds you're going to be talking about. so far mow major issues as far as that goes on your drive, but all over your bay your commute starts to build. metering lights are on and more slow spots coming up. people trying to get a start on their weekend as we take a live look at the south bay this morning. a great bay area morning on this friday, may 30th. this is "today in the bay."

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