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you're watching cbs5 eyewitness news in high- definition. "this broadcast realtime captioned by becky lyon." president obama does a little sightseeing. why he made a surprise visit to the lincoln memorial. an alaskan airlines flight on its way to hawaii returns to sacramento. the problem that forced the pilot to turn around. >> i lost my insurance in 2009 when i lost my job. and that's why thousands are waiting in line for hours to get free health care. everything from check ups to eye glasses. good evening, i'm ann notarangelo. the coastguard right now is searching for one of two people missing after their boat cap sized near san francisco's ocean beach. one person was pulled from the water just before 3:00 p.m.
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this afternoon. that person was treated for hyopthermia. the coastguard helicopter is looking for the second person. the water was quite choppy today. museums and national parks are open for business. and that's what washington, dc, visitors discovered hours after a late night congressional compromise averted a federal government shutdown. some took advantage and did sightseeing. >> reporter: president obama thrilled tourists at the lincoln memorial with a brief unannounced visit saturday. federal museums and other things would have been closed if lawmakers had not reached a last-minute deal just before midnight to avert a federal government shutdown. >> because congress was able to settle its differences that's why this place is open today and everybody is able to enjoy their visit. >> reporter: this couple visiting from dallas say they are relieved their trip to the nation's capitol wasn't a bust.
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>> right up to the end it was either going to be a matter of going into these museums or walk around outside. >> reporter: this is likely just the first battle among many this year as the president tries to navigate with a republican-led congress. compromises will have to be reached on raising the buying limit and fiscal year which begins october 1st. >> reporter: the deal includes 38.5 billion in spending cuts. although both sides claim victory republicans are already calling for more cuts. >> since january we have been urging president obama to listen to the people and work with us to reduce spending. >> lawmakers approve ad short term measure friday night for the federal government to continue operating for a week. votes on the final deal will be held next week. in washington, cbs5 news. >> it threatened the tourist industry in san francisco.
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thousands of people bought tickets to tour alkatraz. but tours could have been canceled. it wasn't the case and some tourists who traveled to the bay area today learned at the last minute they could go on their trip. >> we were out of pizza last night and we were watching the t.v. just trying to figure out if we could go or not and they finally said they are going to extend the bargaining talks. >> alkatraz is an historic site operated by the national park service. while national parks remain open, state parks here in california could soon close. but no one knows exactly which ones. earlier this year governor brown asked the parks department to choose which of the state's 278 parks to close. that list still isn't public. that could pose a problem for californians making summer vacation plans. for now the agency is still accepting reservations. refunds will be issue if the
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parks close. governor brown could soon change his budget strategy. the governor may ask the legislature to approve the extension to help balance the budget. brown was going to give voters an opportunity to vote to extend those taxes or repeal them, a move republicans have so far blocked. governor brown is expected to release an updated budget plan in mid-may. community members today remembered a popular restaurant owner one day after he was shot and killed in oakland's fruitvale area. they gathered for a previously scheduled town hall meeting with oakland mayor jean quan but the discussion quickly turned to questions about the man gunned down outside his restaurant on international boulevard yesterday. police say this is a high priority case. >> it is a priority for us not only to track down the assaillants but to put resources in the community. >> an initial investigation
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shows he may have been killed in a botched robbery attempt. a reward of more than $70,000 is being offered in this case. the question more californians are asking themselves these days, how can i get mental and dental treatment without insurance? anne makovec has one answer. >> reporter: it wasn't a game or a concert that had people lining up to spend the night outside the oakland coliseum, it is the promise of free health care. >> i came here yesterday evening at 11:00 p.m. >> i have been up since 5:00 a.m. friday morning. >> i made an effort to be here at 11:00 p.m. >> reporter: all people with similar stories. >> i came here because i didn't have any insurance. >> i lost my insurance in 2009 when i lost my job. >> i have been unemployed since august of '09. >> reporter: gail westman used to work at a printing company. >> i also have got type 2 diabetes. >> reporter: which means she needs testing supplies and
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medication. >> trying to get somebody to prescribe them for you. you pay through the nose with a doctor. >> reporter: today she is getting the works thanks to this clinic organized by the charity remote area medical which turned the coliseum into a city of clinics. op tomoptometrists and dentists . >> that's why you'll see that the dental and vision sections are so full. >> reporter: the clinic will be here and will likely have an overnight line through tuesday helping up to 1000 people each day. >> i'm sleepy and i'm tired and i'm hungry. >> but you're still smiling? >> i'm still smiling, yes. >> reporter: they are still looking for more california licensed medical practitioners.
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a plane carrying four people on board crashed this afternoon in southern california. the aircraft caught fire after hitting a storage facility located near the airport. three people escaped with minor injuries. a fourth is hospitalized in serious condition. an f.a.a. spokesperson said the plane took off from chino airport and reportedly lost power as it approached the airport. a scary moment for passengers on a plane bound for alaska. 163 people were on board and had just taken off from sacramento on its way to maui when a bird struck one of the plane's engines. the pilot decided to turn around as a precaution. the plane landed safely in sacramento and the passengers boarded another plane to hawaii. a sea of blue. a measure to make sure fans are safe in and around the safety. traffic is part of the way
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of life in the bay area. what spot here ranks among the worst nationwide. >> i'm meteorologist lawrence karnow in the cbs5 weather center. lots of sunshine to start out the weekend. a little breezy. will we see more sun on the way for tomorrow? we will talk more about that coming up. ,,,, can you enjoy vegetables with sauce and still reach your weight loss goals? you can with green giant frozen vegetables. over twenty delicious varieties have sixty calories or less
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police are looking for 41- year old elmera an amber alert issued for two children in solano county. police are looking for 41-year- old almon stewart who took her children from their home. the children are identified as 10-year-old hadden and 5-year- old kayleigh both with blond hair and blue eyes. police fear for their safety because stewart's husband says she has been acting strangely. stewart is believed to be driving a red 1992 toyota corolla with california license plate 4ybn 892. the vehicle's front hood is painted a differentiated of red from the rest of the vehicle. anyone who sees the group is asked to contact police.
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the l.a. dodgers instituted zero tolerance policy following the beating after giants fan during opening day last week. the team's owner, the city's police chief and the los angeles mayor announced stricter code of conduct and more visibility. >> as fans we must enjoy the sport in a way that promotes mutual respect, common decensy and good sportsmanship. violence will not be tolerated. >> the team is reconsidering beer specials after a report alleged alcohol played a role in the beating. the team received criticism for its initial response to the incident. the two suspects are still at large. there is now a $150,000 reward for information in this case. and brian stow's condition has improved a little bit upgraded from critical to stable condition but he remains in a medically induced coma.
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doctors say he is showing some signs of brain damage but they still do not know how severe. the biggest effort yet to curb distracted driving. more tickets written in the bay area than across the entire state. how much a ticket can cost you. looking pretty nice in the bay area today. a lot of sunshine outside. still there is a storm that could bring a little more rain our way. we will talk about that coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, [ man ] i got this new citi thankyou card
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hollywood has lost another legend. the award winning director of such films as network and night falls on manhattan has died. his family confirmed he died this morning at his manhattan home. 86 years old and had suffered from lymphoma. he moved to new york city as a child. the city became the setting in more than 30 of his films. he survived by his fourth wife and other family members. it is the most intensive crackdown on distracted driving in the bay area. and in just the first two days of the campaign nearly 1000 tickets were written. highway patrol officers say they wrote more tickets monday and tuesday in the bay area than they usually write across the entire state. san jose follows that county.
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the price of a ticket $260. more than 250 police agencies are taking part in the not worth the risk campaign getting people to put down the phone and drive. it may come as no surprise for those who drive it but highway 4 ranks amongst the most congested. it runs into solano county. the worst is weekday mornings. most congested commute corridor and ranks 27th in the nation according to a traffic data tracking firm. it takes 3 minutes to drive that stretch with no traffic and an average of 12 minutes on weekdays and it with take 20 minutes to drive those 3 miles at its worst. >> wouldn't you want to do it on a beautiful day like this? >> yes. that's when you roll down the window and enjoy. >> well, or inhale the exhaust. >> that's true. if you're stuck out there that long. >> it was gorgeous. gosh, it was lovely. >> sunshine out there today. a little brisk in spots out
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towards the coastline. winds blowing pretty good in areas. you've had gusts as high as 33 miles per hour in toward the san jose area an out towards the coastline and those winds continue to blow but looks like we have a pretty nice night on tap for the bay area. mostly clear skies early on. patchy fog may redevelop out on the coastline. still got 60s showing up in the valley. 62 in concord. 58 degrees now in san jose. cool 53 and pretty breezy in pacifica. we are looking at a lot of sunshine in the central valley tomorrow. 60s here. but the high country, yes, you've got partly cloudy skies. if you plan on headed up the sierra nevada another storm coming could bring a mixture of snow and rain as we head into monday. looks like good skiing conditions. fresh powder as we head into the week. high pressure finally building into the bay area. will hold on ever so briefly until one more day so we will bring in mostly sunny skies tomorrow. the coastline the exception. may see more patches of fog.
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bay area and valleys going to look pretty good. 36 degrees in fairfield. 44 in san francisco. around the bay tomorrow. looking at 65 in morgan hill. warmer temperatures found earlier inland. 67 in antioch. 67 in pittsburgh. north bay looking good late any day temperatures as high as 60 degrees. 65 in nevado. slight chance of a few showers on monday. best chance north of the golden gate bridge. tuesday, looks like we dry things out for a day. another system drives into the middle of the week. just some partly cloudy skies. then i think we look warmer as we look towards next weekend. >> 70s show. >> pretty, pretty. >> thank you very much. well, california's disneyland may be the happiest place on earth but tennessee appears to be the happiest place to tweet. in a study conducted by a
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cambridge university doctorial student tennessee used the positive or happy words in their tweets. colorado, north carolina rounding out the top 3 and california ranked 14th. looking for a date? sunnyvale just been named the number 1 spot in the nation to data nerd. this is according to a survey by, not us. it researched the top 10 cities with the numbers of the highest educations in technology. also in the top 10 berkeley. number 4. santa clara number 5. what do you say about that? i don't know. they can be nerds or just really smart people. >> welty people. >> that's not such a bad thing. >> kim, all about tiger woods at the masters? >> maybe not. maybe another younger version of tiger woods is emerging. it could be happen. the giants get their rings tonight. will it come in a blue box? moving day at the masters.
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could anyone catch the 21-year- old mcilroy. find out next in sports.
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rounds... but with the pressure it is nice to see the masters again. >> really like the change of season and of course golf's first major and it is just such a special place. nothing else quite like it. the pros got the best of augusta national in the first two rounds. the course was able to get a
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little revenge on saturday. >> very hard. >> tiger. >> 11. >> three shots back by a rough day on the brokens may have cost him a fifth jacket. bogeyed the first. had a birdie lip out on the second. on the fifth. shoots a two over 75 leaving him seven strokes off the lead. jason day looked like he would run away with it early. birdies three of the first five holes. got to 11 under and all alone on top of the leaderboard. k.j. choi in trouble on the 7th but sinks this putt from off the green. he would briefly grab a share of the lead. but he had back-to-back bogeys to give two strokes back. choi shoots a 71 and is 8 under through 54 holes. day hit a rough patch of his own. doesn't get the chip on 13 high
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enough on the green and it ends up backwards started as does day who shoots. rory mcilroy finished strong with birdies on 13, 15 and 17. the 21 year old is now at 12 under for the tournament and he will take a four-shot lead into the final round. >> i have been talking about it with my little team all year about just playing stress free golf. i felt as if last year i had a chance to win a lot of tournaments and i didn't do it just by making a few little mistakes here and there. >> when you look back on this round will you be pleased with the way you play or not? >> pleased with the way i played? i had nothing. i had so many putts early that looked like they were going to go in and didn't go in and also had a couple 3 putts out there. >> mcilroy will be playing with
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cabrera who is tied for the low round of the day with a five under 67. it has been the big secret all off season and tonight we will finally get our first glimpse of the giants world series rings. the team president is among a handful of people that actually know what the rings look like. >> the design is going to be done by tiffany's and it is going to be very cool. >> tiffany & company. a man after my own heart. >> that little blue box. you like that, right, kim? >> everybody likes the blue box. you can never go wrong with the blue box. former as player making his first start since last may. r.b.i. double off the green monster. three for five he finished the day. yankees up 2-1 in the 4th.
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russell martin. former dodger. yankees win. red sox are now 1 7. boyle is leaving. she led the bears to 21 win seasons, 4 ncaa tournaments and ncaa title in 2010. stanford football team took over the stadium for their spring game. a heisman candidate seen for free. he would have been the topic in the nfl draft had he gone pro. instead he is back leading the cardinal offense. david shaw era begins for real in september against san jose state. the long time coach will be inducted into the california coach's association hall of fame this summer.
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he coaches john f. kennedy high school in fremont for 46 years which is the longest run by any coach in california state history. >> when i reach the pearly gates and i drop into st. peter he won't ask me how many games i won in the nbal or overall he will want to know what i did for mankind and i think if i helped a few kids down the road it has been pretty evident today. a lot of phone calls. >> he is the only football coach in school history, he and his wife jan of 46 years have turned their garage into a dining hall and they would have all the players over there. they fed them really more life legsons on and off the field and it will be sad for him to be gone. >> nice to see him realized. >> kim, thank you. coming up at 6:30 p.m. we will have the latest on an amber alert for two kids missing. the father is fear for their
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safety. >> that's it for eyewitness news at 5:30 p.m. see you back here in half an hour. good night. captions by: caption colorado, llc 800-775-7838 email: ,, ,,,, never in my lifetime did i think i could walk 60 miles in 3 days. 60 miles compared to what a cancer patient goes through is a walk in the park. from the moment i registered, people started immediately supporting me.
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