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home that might have delayed that response. good morning, everybody. it is wednesday, april 13. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm sydnie kohara. thanks so much for joining us. your time coming up on 6:00. let's go ahead and get out the door with a quick look at traffic and weather on this wednesday. carry an umbrella. >> this morning, starting to see a few showers out there although the bulk of the rain that we are going to see will be later on this afternoon around noontime. although good idea, grab the umbrella just like you said. here's a look at our temperatures for today. our highs are running cooler than yesterday because of that cloud cover. only making it to 57 today in the city, 60 is the high in oakland. and 61 will be our high in both san jose and concord. we'll have a look at your extended forecast in just a bit but first, here's a look at your traffic with elizabeth. >> thank you. we are going back out towards the carquinez bridge. we understand chp is right now running a traffic break in those eastbound lanes of 80. there is an accident there and it sounds like the car went into the wall. right now it is off to the shoulder. so no lanes blocked at least. again they are running that
quick traffic break for a while at least all lanes will be blocked then hopefully they will get it completely cleared. except for that the bay bridge toll plaza looks great no metering lights no delay. and as of just a short while ago they lifted the wind advisory so no wind advisory in effect either if you are heading into san francisco. that's your traffic. back to you. >> thank you. a garden hose just no match for flames coming from a burning home in the east bay. anne makovec is in bay point where firefighters still there, still looking for hot spots. >> reporter: actually the firefighters just left the scene. contractors are boarding up the property. it's deceiving because the walls are still standing. but the home according to firefighters is a total loss after this fire overnight. take a look at the flames. they broke out at around 2:00 this morning. there were two men and a woman in the house at the time. they all got out okay and a man started trying to fight the fire on his own with a garden hose.
>> i grabbed the hose and i just started squirting it up through the air vent. we don't have a telephone. couldn't dial 911. >> yeah. they don't have a telephone. >> reporter: they also didn't have any working fire alarms according to firefighters. you do see those cages he has there? birds, three birds he got them all out of the house okay. so that is certainly the good news here. three birds, people there, all out of the house okay and no firefighters injured. but the house again a total loss. the real difficulty for firefighters here is that the winds were pushing that fire through the attic and they had to stay on scene for several hours to make sure that all of the insulation was out. and things do appear to be fine this morning. they still need to figure out exactly why this fire started. it looks like it started in a back bedroom. firefighters say nothing suspicious about this fire. frank and sydnie? >> anne, thank you. anne makovec in bay point this morning. a man, woman and 3-year-old
child hurt after the car went over a cliff on the sonoma county coast. the car ran off highway 1 north of bodega bay last night. it dropped about 100 feet to the beach and that's where it remains this morning. an ambulance took the child and one adult to the santa rosa hospital. the other adult had to be taken by helicopter. the father has since been arrested for dui. a suspect in four cold case murders in northern california scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon. investigators believe 77-year- old joseph naso could be a serial killer. they found evidence in his reno home linking him to the deaths of young women in marin, contra costa and yuba counties between 1977 and 1994. investigators are looking into other cold cases across the country as well to see if there might be a connection to that man. all the victims in northern california have the same first and last initials. so did three girls who were killed when naso lived in upstate new york. they continue to investigate. huge rallies will be held
today on all cal state university campuses. students and staff are demonstrating united in their frustration over cuts to college education. kiet do is at san jose state university to tell us their demands. he joins us now with more. kiet, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. governor jerry brown has been working to try and close a $27 billion budget deficit and he is doing that by possibly making huge cuts to hire education. well, now the system is fighting back with what they are branding as a day of class action. this will involve protests at every, single csu campuses. 23 campuses in all we're talking about rallies, teach- ins, demonstrations, all in support of higher education and fairer contracts for university employees. the california faculty association says in recent years student fees have tripled, 3,000 faculty have been laid off and the budget has been cut by $1.5 billion. in fact, campuses like san jose state have cut classes and then taken steps to reduce the
number of students doing things like shortening application deadlines. this has resulted in overcrowded classrooms and long waiting lists. the teachers union says this amounts to students paying less and getting -- paying more and then getting less. now, the union has a list of demands today. they say they want to bargain with fair contracts for faculty and staff, no more job losses to csu faculty and staff, support laws to make csu more transparent, cut management bloat, and then stop the fee hikes. most of the rallies will start at about noon today and the big question is, will they be peaceful? the teachers union says they do support civil disobedience but not violence. >> hopefully they can help a little bit. kiet do live at san jose state university this morning. thank you. traffic and weather now. kristy, we understand it's going to be a little cold and perhaps a little wet for a lot of people. >> quite different than what we saw yesterday. there was lots of sunshine and blue skies. i know a lot of people enjoyed that but there's going to be a change in store today. you can see here we have a system that's sitting off the
coast bringing a lot of showers actually to the north of us but we will see some showers here, as well. a few sprinkles now out the door and then definitely by this afternoon. temperatures now in the 50s, 48 in san francisco, oakland and fremont. 47 concord and 45 napa. so a little warmer in some places than we were running yesterday but by this evening -- excuse me, by this afternoon, cooler temperatures for the most part, high 50s to low 60s. 57 for the city and pacifica. 62 napa. that's a look at your weather. let's get a look at traffic with elizabeth. >> back towards the carquinez bridge eastbound 80 sounds like they ran a quick traffic break so now this accident is cleared out of lanes. westbound and eastbound 80 crossing the carquinez bridge look great. down towards the south bay still following this car fire northbound 101 approaching mckee. it sounds like chp and fire crews are still there. maybe partially blocking the off-ramp. 280 traffic looks great heading out of downtown san jose.
quick trip this morning up towards cupertino. typically not supposed to see congestion heading out of downtown until 8:00. central freeway in and out of san francisco no problems. back to you. >> thank you. putting the leash on animal abusers. one vet's idea to set up a public database. >> plus, chilling threats for one teachers union. who they are calling a hero and why people are so angry. and a new round of legal trouble for facebook. why one man is seeking 50% of the website. when we come back.
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federal grand jury when he said he never knowingly took steroids. the jury is set to resume deliberations at 8:30 this morning. and the giants fan who was severely beaten outside dodger stadium nearly two weeks ago is showing slight signs of improvement this morning. but doctors say bryan stow remains in a medically-induced coma while they monitor brain activity and swelling. the giants have added nearly $70,000 to the fund established to help pay for stow's medical costs and other expenses. san francisco is considering keeping tabs on animal abuser much the say way sex offenders are tracked. supporters want a public database that would work like megan's law's website. convicted animal abusingers would be required to register and a description of their crime. pet shelters and agencies would use the database to prevent a previous animal abuser from adopting a pet. >> save a lot of animals being
injured and hurt by people who just can't control their emotions and anger. >> san francisco's animal control welfare commission takes up the database issue tomorrow night at city hall. 6:12. regulating pot clubs in the south bay. how it could all come down to a lottery. >> and threats against a california teachers union. why it's expressing support for a cop killer. and we're just taking a call now from doug with the kcbs phone force about a new stall on southbound 680. it's already backing up traffic through the sunol grade. we'll have all the details after the break. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
month after the devastating quake and tsunami... things are slowly getting back to a chance of showers throughout the day in the bay area. cloudy and cool this morning. looking at temperatures that are running in the high 40s and low 50s, and a few sprinkles depending where you are. in the afternoon the chance of showers increases for all of the bay area, best chance of seeing some of those around noontime today. and the temperatures for our highs are going to be cooler than we saw yesterday.
breezy conditions as well, particularly at the coastline. here's a look at satellite showing us that cloud cover, that system that's pushing into the north of us bringing the majority of showers to the north. but we will get those showers here in the bay area, as well. that area of low pressure bringing us breezy conditions, cool conditions. you will want to have your umbrella with you throughout the commute this morning and actually into the afternoon. timing out that system on pinpoint weather, you can see that storm pushing in 10:00, 11:00. by noon, seeing all the bands of green, scattered showers throughout the bay. and then we start to see it taper off as we make our way into the late afternoon into the evening. when that storm moves out we are going to see warmer and sunnier conditions but today even those temperatures cool, blow average for this time year. 61 for fairfield and concord. 59 for vallejo. 57 for both the city and for san francisco. a look at your extended forecast as we make our way into thursday. the sun will be back out with a mix of clouds, slight chance of showers friday. then saturday and sunday
looking nice with temperatures in those inland spots in the low 70s. that's a look at your weather. let's check traffic with elizabeth. >> all right. i had mentioned a phone call from doug with the kcbs phone force. he is telling us about a stall southbound 680 approaching sunol. now we are getting word of an accident farther south near the sheraton exit so a couple of problems on southbound 680 and traffic is stacking up towards the base of the grade. except for that, no other big issues across the bay area right now. a couple of earlier problem spots have all been cleared. all of our wind advisories have been cancelled so here's a live look at the walnut creek near the 24/680 interchange. you're cruising this morning, that's southbound traffic on 680 heading towards the san ramon valley. westbound 24 no delay so far if you're heading towards the caldecott tunnel. i had mentioned a car fire northbound 101 approaching mckee. that is now cleared to the right shoulder. no delay there. and coming out of downtown san jose, here's another live look at northbound traffic on 280. that is moving well as you head out towards cupertino. and at the bay bridge toll plaza, earlier wind advisory
gone. chp issued that very early this morning. no metering lights either yet so give it another five minutes or so. right now you're good to go if you are heading towards the pay gates. not seeing slowing from the incline towards the "s" curve. that's a good sign. down the eastshore freeway your drive is nice and light. 18 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze. more traffic cameras. here's a live look at the nimitz freeway. 880 through oakland as you pass the coliseum. taillights moving northbound towards downtown oakland. quick trip here, as well. 15 minutes from hayward towards the macarthur maze. mass transit, bart just now has 45 trains all running on time. ace train number 1 and number 3 both reporting no delays. muni metro and caltrain also look good. and remember kcbs, our radio partners, at 106.9-fm. that is your traffic and your weather. back to you. >> thank you. a plan to reduce federal deficit will be unveiled today. the one group of people who might see higher taxes. plus, a face-lift for bart. how it plans to spend up to $28 million.
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are getting threats over its support for a convicted cop killer. a jury in 1982 convicted mummia abu- jamal of murdering a members. california teachers union getting threats over its support for a convicted cop killer. a 1982 jury convicted mumia abu- jamal for murdering a philadelphia police officer. over the years his supporters
rallied for him. last month the california federation of teachers called him a civil rights hero. now they are getting threats. >> one of the things that i have been getting in my email and voicemails has been why is the teacher union a cop killer lover? so clearly that's part of the talking points. >> the teachers union feels it's being criticized for its position as part of an effort to drive a wedge between teachers and police unions. today president barack obama will unveil his plan to reduce america's soaring debt, which now tops $14 trillion. before he goes public with the plan, he will give the congressional leaders a preview. the president is expected to call for a mix of spending cuts and tax hikes including medicare and medicaid reforms and hire taxes for the wealthy. and soon bart passengers could enjoy cleaner trains and perhaps a quieter ride. the agency might use some of its $28 million projected
surplus to replace and refurbish some of the seat covers and cushions,ism prove its rails so the ride is not -- improve the rails so the ride isn't so noisy. bart will present the budget plant tomorrow for approval. the founder of neighborhoods is being sued again for half the site's value. new york businessman paul ceglia filed a complaint on monday against mark zuckerberg seeking 50% of facebook. the lawsuit says ceglia gave zuckerberg $1,000 way back when to help him get facebook off the ground. facebook's attorney says ceglia is a scam artist. coming up, 6:23, a state lawmaker out to change california's cell phone law. >> the stiffer penalties and fines drivers could soon be facing. and we are just hours away from huge protests at all csu across california. i'm kiet do with a live report
i'm frank mallicoat. time is 6-- let's get a quick look at traf ather. here's good morning. it's wednesday, april 13. i'm sydnie kohara. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. time now 6:27. we're pushing 6:30 on this wednesday. let's kick it off with weather and i guess a little bit of rain today, huh, kristy? >> we are going to see some sprinkles today. depending where you are in the bay right now, you may already need an umbrella. taking a look at hi-def doppler here, you can see this area of green on your screen, this is the system pushing in. some showers down on the san mateo coast. showers later, i'll time that out in a bit. but first let's get a traffic update from elizabeth. >> thank you. yeah, out to the bay bridge toll plaza. they just turned the metering lights on four minutes ago. but so far we are not seeing any delay. check this out. not too bad right now heading into san francisco. coming up, we'll update you on a couple of earlier problems causing slow traffic through the sunol grade. back to you. >> thank you. no smoke detectors and no phone in the house to call for help. a home owner grabs a garden
hose in a desperate move to save his house. anne makovec reports from bay point where firefighters are watching for hot spots. she joins us now. >> reporter: talk about challenges for firefighters. frank, no smoke detectors, no phones in the house. the three people who lived in this house smelled smoke, got up and the man tried to fight it himself with a garden hose but the scene here behind me is deceiving because the walls are all standing, lot house is a total loss. a lot of the damage is in the back of the house. the fire started in a back bedroom. look at some of the flames we caught earlier this morning after this fire broke out around 2 a.m. one of the people who lived here tried to put the fire out himself before firefighters got here. >> i grabbed the hose and started squirting it up in the air vent. we don't have a telephone. couldn't dial 911. >> the firefighters also had some challenges because of the
winds overnight pushing that fire into the attic and once it got into the attic it spread. three birds the man was able to get them out of the house all right. no firefighters injured but the house is a total loss. the cause is unknown firefighters say it's not suspicious? >> frank and sydnie. >> okay, anne makovec live in bay point, thank you. a father suspected of drunk driving under arrest, his wife and toddler in the hospital. their car went over a cliff on the sonoma county coast. this morning the car is still on the surf at arched rock beach north of bodega bay. it ran off highway 1 last night, dropped 100 feet to the beach. the father called chp asking for help. the 3-year-old and his mother were taken to the hospital.
no word on their conditions. a suspect in four cold case murders will be arraigned this afternoon in marin county. now investigators are looking into whether 77-year-old joseph naso also killed three little girls in new york. they found evidence in his reno home linking him to the deaths of those young women between 1977 to 1994. their bodies were found in marin, contra costa and yuba counties. the four northern california victims all had names where the first and last initials were the same. and that is also the case with those three killings in new york state about the time that naso lived there. stop making cuts to our education, that's going to be the cry from frustrated california college students today when they rally on all cal state university campuses. let's go to kiet do at san francisco state university this morning with the latest on that. kiet, good morning. >> reporter: actually, sydnie, we're at san jose state but yes, it's going to be a busy day across california today and
we talke with one of the organizers who is expecting 500 people. in the past the numbers have been up to 700 but today they expect 500 coming today to san jose state university. one of the big questions will be, will it be peaceful? the california faculty association says that while they do support civil disobedience they don't support violence. now, today's huge protest will be at all 23 csu campuses. they are talking about fair contracts for employees. the csa says student fees have tripled, 3,000 faculty members have been laid off and the budget cut by $1.5 billion. campuses like san jose state have cut classes and then they tried to reduce the number of students by shortening application deadlines. this has resulted in overcrowded classrooms. the teachers union says this basically means students are paying more and then getting less. and so the union has a list of demands today. they want the state to bargain fair contracts with faculty and
staff. no more job losses to csu faculty and staff. they support laws to make the csu system more transparent. they want to cut management bloat and, of course, stop fee hikes. now all this is taking place with the backdrop of a daunting budget deficit of $27 billion where governor jerry brown says will very likely he will cut funding to higher education. >> thank you, kiet do at san jose state university this morning. all this sunshine i guess it's time to pay the piper because we are going to get a little rain. let's talk to kristy and find out how much and when. >> good morning to you, frank and sydnie. yeah, we are actually seeing some showers out there already. the system that's to the north of us is bringing a lot of rainfall to northern california and the pacific northwest but also some showers in the bay area. may see some sprinkles on your commute. definitely seeing cool temperatures out there right now. 45 san rafael, 48 for the city, 48 for oakland and fremont also. 47 in concord. actually ail little warmer than some places that we -- actually a little warmer than some places that we saw yesterday
because of the cloud cover but we'll be cooler in the afternoon. high 50s to low 60s, topping it out at 61 in fairfield and concord. 60 for oakland and 60 for livermore. 57 high today in pacifica. here's a look at your extended forecast. showers throughout the day especially at noon. thursday drying out. friday chance of showers north of the golden gate. saturday and sunday, seeing temperatures in the low 70s in the inland spots about the nice thing to look forward to. the beginning of the workweek shaping up nicely as well. that's a look at your weather. let's get a look at traffic with elizabeth. >> thank you, kristy. kcbs airborne flew over the sunol grade and sluggish from the truck scales to mission boulevard north. we had a stall and accident now cleared from lanes. all right. to the south bay we go. we have a camera on northbound 880 right there by highway 101 and it looks like we have a nice snapshot where you can see that traffic is free-flowing
this morning really everything quiet throughout the south bay and the guadalupe parkway, 101, a quick trip this morning from morgan hill. and at the bay bridge toll plaza, the metering lights have been on now since just before 6:30 but no backups yet. so pretty good right now, a little bit of slowing on our sensors from the incline towards the "s" curve. if you are continuing along the peninsula, 101, 280, you can have your pick. both are moving well. 63, 72 miles per hour up towards san mateo county. that is your traffic. back to you. >> thank you. for the first time since the earthquake and tsunami, airplanes are landing at the sendai airport in japan. that tsunami on march 11 swamped cars, runways and planes pushed into terminals. now they are opened for daylight flights. nuclear experts are worried that the disaster is worse than chernobyl from 1986. the crippled power plant there has much more fuel than there
was at chernobyl. lawmakers are looking at the japanese plant as a lesson for u.s. nuclear policy. >> it would be unlikely we would have such an accident in california, absolutely very unlikely. "unlikely" that's exactly what they said about japan, to the word. >> the chairman of the nuclear regulatory commission says the situation in japan is not yet stable. in about two hours the jury in the barry bonds perjury trial will try again to reach a verdict. it is the fourth day of deliberation. jurors adjourned at 3:15 yesterday afternoon after they couldn't reach a decision. bonds is accused of lying to a federal grand jury when he said he never knowingly took steroids. and some pot clubs in san jose are about to go up in smoke. the city council has approved sharp new limits for medical marijuana collectives limiting them to industrial and business districts. next week the council will discuss how to select which clubs are allowed to operate.
6:35. get caught once, pay a fine. but california drivers caught on their cell phones a second time may soon face a more severe penalty. kcbs radio's matt bigler on a bay area lawmaker's proposal. matt, good morning. >> reporter: it's estimated that 60 to 70% of california drivers are abiding by california's hands-free cell phone law. but that means that 30 to 40% of drivers are ignoring it. i just talked to maggie santos here in san jose. she says she sees it all the time while she's driving. >> oh, everybody. i hate it when i see the people on the freeway talking on the phone. >> reporter: why? >> why? because it can make an accident. >> reporter: now, one of the reasons that people think they can get away with it or don't mind being caught that the fine for a first offense is only
about $20. but state senator joe simitian the author of the cell phone law has proposed a bill to increase the fines to over $300 and at the same time make a second offense more serious moving violation. that means that if you get caught you have to go to traffic school or face increased insurance rates. that bill has passed a senate committee. we should also note that the chp is conducting a statewide crackdown on cell phone violators this month and they expect to have increased enforcement tomorrow and next tuesday so that's a heads up for all you cell phone scofflaws out there. reporting live in san jose, i'm matt bigler for cbs 5. >> matt, i was just thinking. the first what the first offense $20? parking offenses are triple that and this is a lot more dangerous. thank you, matt. >> i have to be careful because out on the east coast, you can use your cell phone. you can't text and drive but in massachusetts and new hampshire, sure, you just yap it up. >> where do you live now? >> i live in san francisco
now. >> okay. >> i go over to the east bay to see my family oh, i'll be over in a minute, whoops, sorry. it's a good idea. >> don't want to be talking about you on the news. 6:38. coming up a new candidate throws his hat into the presidential race. plus... >> a 6-year-old child shouldn't be subjected to this kind of treatment in the first place. >> a 6-year-old girl frisked at an air. what the parents are demanding the tsa to change coming up. and the stock market opening just about 8 minutes ago. let's check the early numbers and it is looking good. dow jones industrial average up 53 points. coming up, we are going to get an update from kcbs moneywatch reporter jason brooks. stay with us. ,,,,
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the sun is up but not a lot of sunshine. mostly cloudy conditions there. pretty shot from the roof cam. these clouds are an indicator of the showers that we are going to see later on this afternoon. you may already see some sprinkles during your commute depending where you are in the bay area. let's look at those conditions out the door. cloudy start to the day, a cool start, as well. with your temperatures running from the high 40s into the low 50s. and as you make your way into the afternoon, the chance for seeing some of those showers will actually increase. light showers are not going to
see significant rainfall total. your highs for today will be cooler than yesterday, 50s and low 60s. satellite here showing that system, that cold front moving through the bay area. and that cloud cover, that's going to bring us the rain that we're seeing this morning and later. so hang onto your umbrella dade every today. definitely going to need it into the afternoon. hang onto your umbrella today. let's time out the storm on pinpoint forecast. you can see during the early- morning hours that system pushing in. at noon the band of green on the screen indicating scattered showers throughout the bay but it's a weak system and fast- moving system. so you will see as we make our way into 2:00, 3:00, that storm starts to move southeast. we dry out by this afternoon but the temperatures cool off this afternoon. 59 in vallejo. 57 for san francisco in for pacifica. here's your extended forecast. the chance of showers throughout the day. make your way into thursday and
drying out and starting to warm up. slight chance of showers on friday. we start to make our way into the low 70s this weekend. and a nice start to your workweek, as well. that's your weather. elizabeth has traffic. >> a look at our sensors out of the altamont pass. we are seeing a long line of brake lights. just the usual stuff now approaching el charro. it gets slow. sluggish out towards pleasanton as you make your
way past hopyard towards 680 and the dublin interchange. elsewhere, across the east bay, so far, so good. i mentioned the bay bridge toll plaza where the metering lights were turned on. on this end of the bridge coming into san francisco, first exit, near the fremont street exit, you're doing well. at the bay bridge toll plaza, the metering lights have been on now since 6:23. not sure why i remember that but 6:23 so you can see your backups only in the middle lanes and jut the middle of the lot so really not to be. people may be on spring break
so lighter traffic than normal. san mateo bridge westbound 92 in the commute direction looks great. 13 minutes between hayward and foster city. and this is how you can tell that traffic is moving fine. you can see no slowing at all through antioch. this is always slow at this time of the morning but so far, so good as you make your way towards pittsburg into concord. mostly green on your sensors
and top speeds across the nimitz freeway. live look at 880 near the coliseum. northbound and southbound 880 cruising in either direction. headlights moving southbound towards hayward toward oakland airport great. and mass transit is on time. i just checked. bart has 55 trains on time. ace train number 3 no delays. muni metro and caltrain look good. once you hit the road, remember kcbs, our radio partners, at 106.9-fm. and get the latest traffic and weather information. back to you. >> thank you. there is a new hat in the ring in the race for president.
former minnesota governor tim pawlenty telling cnn he intends to run for the white house in 2012. his campaign said it was not a formal announcement. that's expected later this spring. the republican launched a presidential exploratory committee last month. let take a look at the latest gop presidential poll. donald trump the donald, at the top, tied with mike huckabee both receiving 19% of the vote from republicans and republican- leaning independents. sarah palin coming in third followed by mitt romney and newt gingrich. it is 6:45. caltrain is trying to come up with some quick cash. it needs to find $3.5 million to prevent any service reductions, fare hikes or station closures in the near future. not clear where the money will come from. the metropolitan transportation commission plans to meet today to discuss possible solutions. and cisco is shutting down its popular flip cam business. it bought the digital video camera company just two years ago but the growing popularity of smart phones and their video has made the need for single
use devices like the flip a lot less desirable. it's part of cisco's larger plan to leave several of its consumer businesses which will result in 550 job cuts. retail sales jumped again last month but most of the increase was for one specific item. >> here now is jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. jason, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it's the one item that most us really don't feel like shelling out more money for but we had no choice if we want to drive around. although retail sales were up .4% in march, when you take away gas sales, this were only up a tenth of a percent. so pretty much a flat month. car sales fell by 1.7% last month. the continuing higher pump prices are a big worry for retailers because they are dealing with all sorts of higher costs on other commodities including things like cotton. we are expecting higher clothing prices but it's going to be tough for retailers to pass those prices onto consumers if consumers are
dealing with higher pump prices and have less money to spend on things like clothes. that's going to hit profit margins of companies like the gap and other big apparel retailers out there. getting some decent earnings news this morning from one of the big banks. jpmorgan chase topped earnings and revenue growth in the 1st quarter. its profit came in at $5.6 billion compared to $3.3 billion a year ago. that's helped lifting the blue chips out there as well as overall financial sector. and looking to rebound after a few real tough days on wall street, dow is up by 48 points right now. nasdaq up 18. s&p higher by 4. the flip side, oil prices are also rising this morning up about 50 cents at near $107 a barrel. they did fall back big time over the past two days more than $6. goldman sachs said they think that oil prices have pretty much hit their tipping point and will probably pull back about 20% but no pull back in gas prices for the next couple of months.
>> never quite works out that way, does it? >> reporter: no. always a big lag. >> jay songs, thank you. jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. a video of a 6-year-old girl getting a tsa patdown has gone viral. this morning her parents are demanding the tsa change how it screens children. the couple was going through security at new orleans when the daughter anna was selected for a patdown. the father said she was crying thinking she did something wrong. some say the process was too intense for a young child even though the screener told her what was happening. others say it's part of the tsa's job to examine everyone. >> a 6-year-old child shouldn't be subjected to this kind of treatment in the first place if there is no reason to suspect her or her parents of being criminals. >> that took all of, what, 20 seconds to get done? you know? suck it u it's a part of travel right now. >> the tsa says children have been used to carry explosives in the past and they are
subject to the same restrictions as adults in order to ensure everyone's safety. the sacramento kings may play their final home game today for good. >> yeah, could be true. the team is hosting the lakers. the owners, the maloof brothers, will make a pitch tomorrow to the nba. they want to move the team down to anaheim to start making some money. sacramento's mayor kevin johnson a former nba-er and cal grad, will make one last plea to keep the team in sacramento. a sellout crowd is expected for tonight's game. >> and the giants closing their three-game series against the dodgers tonight. >> home team hoping to build on last night's big winner. they did it in the 7th inning at at&t park. wild pitch here paved the road for rowan with a triple who scores the game winning run and then brian wilson struck out all three batters he faced in the 9th inning including the final right there. it's his first save and the giants get a big win over the dodgers 5-4 the final. >> you sound like you've done sports before. >> did you notice that? a little bit? yeah. i am a big sports fan.
6:49. time now for a look at what's coming up later this morning on "the early show." >> erica hill joins us now from new york with a whole bunch. good news. erica, good. >> lots of good stuff. good morning. >> reporter: just ahead at the top of the hour on "the early show," president obama unveiling his plan to cut down the nation's massive debt. it now tops $14 trillion. among the ideas for his plan, changes to medicare and raising taxes. we'll get a full preview as well as the republican reaction. house majority leader eric cantor is with us this morning. >> there is uproar over a j. crew ad. her little guy sharing a sweet moment but some people take issue with the color of the nail polish, little beckett is wearing. we'll take a look at whether or not it's an issue. my 4-year-old would probably love it. hollywood is full of pretty faces. who is the most beautiful of them all? "people" magazine unveils this year's most beautiful person right here on "the early show." >> wow.
>> and you have a little experience with that, don't you? we hear that couple of years ago you were part of the magazine, is that right? >> my -- >> you cannot tell a lie. >> my mug was in there a few years ago. i didn't know about it. someone called me and said did you know you were in people? i was newly pregnant and i didn't know so i felt like a fat slob. >> we had you at number 19. i guess it was number 35. >> i had you in the top 10 for sure. >> thank you. [ laughter ] >> thank you.erica hill, thank you very much. "the early show" starts at 7 a.m. time now 6:51. college students fed up over budget cuts. >> thousands plan to take part in rallies across the state today. we'll have a live report on what they are demanding from school officials. ,, ,,
their battle cry -- stop making cuts today students and faculty will hold rallies on the cal state university campus. their battle cry, stop making cuts to our college education. kiet do is at san jose state university this morning with more on that. kiet, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we heard from the protest organizers and they say here at san jose state they are expecting about 500 people.
in the past those numbers have gotten up to about 700 but for today they are going to settle on about 500 and now with the light rain falling at this point we'll have to wait to see how that will affect attendance. all this as governor jerry brown is trying to balance the statewide budget deficit of $27 billion. he has promised to make huge cuts to hire ed so now they are pushing back with what they say is a day of class action. it will take place on all 23 csu campuses, rallies, teach- ins and marches all in support of higher education and fair contracts for university employees. the california faculty association says student feeds have trippedled, 3,000 faculty have been laid off and the school system's budget has been cut by $1.5 billion. in fact, campuses like san jose state have cut a lot of classes and then tried to reduce the number of students trying to get in the door doing things like shortening application deadlines. this resulted in overcrowded
classrooms and waiting lists. the union says this amounts to students paying more and getting less so they have a list of demands. they want the state to bargain fair contracts with faculty and staff. no more job losses. support laws to make the csu system more transparent. and cut management bloat. basically, stop the fee hikes. the rallies start at noon and one of the big questions will be, will it be peaceful? the california faculty association says they support civil disobedience but not violence. >> thank you, kiet do live at san jose state university. kiet, thank you. contra costa fire investigators at work in bay point this morning. they are trying to find the cause of a house fire on madison street. two people got out safely. a neighbor called the fire department while the residents tried to put out the fire with a garden hose. no one was hurt. the house had about $100,000 worth of damage. the suspect in four cold case murders set to be arraigned in marin county this
afternoon. investigators found evidence linking 77-year-old joseph naso of reno to the deaths of young women between 1977 and 1994. their bodies were found in marin, contra costa and yuba counties. and now investigators across the country are checking other cold cases to see if there is any link to naso. in about an hour and a half, the jury in the barry bonds perjury trial will meet once again for a fourth day of deliberations. jurors adjourning yesterday afternoon after they could not reach a verdict. bonds is accused of lying to a federal grand jury when he said he never knowingly took steroids. well, kristy was two for two her first two days here doing weather. sunshine, you know, and i guess you have to give us a -- >> i had to give you a little more breadth to the weather today, a little bit of rain today. showers out there already. there are sprinkles in san jose and we are tracking that here on hi-def doppler. also starting to see some sprinkles in santa rosa and we'll continue to see more of those showers as we make our way into the noon hour.
taking a look at our extended forecast, we are going to actually dry out, though. that's the good news for tomorrow. see some more sunshine. and we are going to see those temperatures bump up, slight chance for showers on friday. saturday though seeing some readings in the low 70s in those inland spots. so that will be nice getting some sunshine there. monday and tuesday are shaping up pretty well now. highs in the low 70s in your inland spots there and we got this really nice photo from one of our viewers in napa. this is a picture from cathy gray. if you can make out on kind of the right third of the screen a little heart made out of the tree branches there with some blue sunshine going to the background a little i guess late valentine's day shot that she sent in. send us your photos at firstname.lastname@example.org. here's elizabeth with traffic. it's been going nicely. i have had an exceptionally easy day. this is why. take a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. >> wow! >> look at that. >> remember yesterday it was really long backups and cars weren't moving too fast at all approaching the pay gates? the metering lights have been
on since 6:23. and everything has been great and no big delays so far heading into san francisco. >> maybe spring break? but i bet some people watched the giants game last night and -- >> maybe getting a late start? >> there are no accidents out there no big accidents anyway blocking lanes. here's a live look coming down the eastshore freeway, still light drive times from the carquinez bridge to the maze. looking good all the way through marin county. we are circulating around the bay area. hey, we're just starting to see brake lights this just started here in the last few minutes. westbound 237 a little slow where we always see slowing around this time of the morning. as you make your way out of milpitas, not too bad right now if you are heading towards san jose. and looking good coming out of downtown san jose as well and 280, that is live look there by the 880 interchange. and your drive time -- can you read that? i have a hard time reading it. >> 12 minutes. >> 12 minutes fm