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morning than we had yesterday. >> yeah. >> i think most, are. >> most people are say enough! we have sunshine coming our way this morning. a few clouds moving across our skies, cooler than normal, comfortable. 69 in concord, 68 in san jose, mid-60s in san francisco and oakland. there is still a hint of rain in the forecast. we'll talk more about that in a minute. first elizabeth has traffic. >> thank you, lawrence. we'll show you a live look right now at the nimitz. 880 through oakland, thank you, he is making a path for me, 880 through oakland near the coliseum. you can see no problems, no issues, southbound traffic looks great if you are heading down towards oakland airport past high street and about 15 minutes from hayward towards downtown oakland. we'll have more traffic coming up in the meantime, back to you guys. >> thank you. right now crime scene investigators at the scene of a deadly shooting in east san jose. >> they are. kiet do on what we just learned from police and what they are using now to look for clues. he joins with us more. good morning, kiet. >> reporter: good morning.
yeah, we're unusually close to this crime scene out here. i want to have don push in here. he's hiding behind the tree but look closely, that's something that i have never seen before. that's a crime scene technician using a metal detector to go through the grassy knoll to look for presumably metal objects. from what neighbors say, several shots were fired out here so there is a good chance he is looking for shell casings or for the shrugs themselves. very busy morning for crime scene investigators. this thing got started about 1 1:00 today. this were here all morning long combing the scene at one point on hands and knees with a flashlight looking for clues. they were poring over a white volkswagen to get evidence to figure out what happened. calls came in about 10:30, 11:00 of shots fired. they found a man in the street, he died at the hospital at 11:24. we spoke with a man by the name of jesus and he describes what
heard last night. >> yeah. just kind of looked kind of like you think where people are coming to nowadays, hard times are making people do bad choices and stuff like that, you know what i mean? >> reporter: he reported that heard what sounded like small caliber gunfire about five to six shots so again, they are still trying to figure out here from what we're hearing from the police spokesman, this appears to be gang-related. frank? >> okay, kiet do he is live in east san jose. thanks for the update, kiet. meanwhile, oakland police are hoping witnesses will provide some clues on the shootout that killed a high school senior who was just three weeks from graduating. it happened yesterday afternoon on ritchie street near bancroft. ditiyan franklin, jr., was riding his bike when he was shot. investigators are trying to figure out if he was the intended target. we have confirmed the los angeles police department will be having a press conference later this morning. and it will focus on the beating case of giants fan
bryan stow. the department expects that criminal charges will be filed soon against the prime suspect. this is our first look at giovanni ramirez. he is denying any involvement saying he wasn't at the game because he was babysitting his 10-year-old daughter but the lapd says they are pleased with their case and expect criminal charges to be filed soon. use less pay less, right? well, today there is a vote on a controversial rate hike proposal for pg&e that doesn't fit the bill with that saying. anne makovec in millbrae with a look. kind of strange. anne, take away. >> reporter: frank, it is kind of difficult to think of feeling sorry for people who use a lot of energy but pg&e says things have been stacked unfairly for them. now they are talking about giving a break to people who use a lot of energy and charging more for customers who conserve. this is the latest rate hike
proposal to go before the puc. they call it robbing peter to pay paul. the commission will make the final decision on the proposal this morning. it would add $3 to some customer bills, $2 .40 for lower use customers. rate proposals would lower rates for people who use the highest amount of power. now, we spoke with some people here at the millbrae bart station this morning, not too pleased with this proposal. >> that sounds preposterous i think is the word i'm looking for. people conserve electricity previously have been given rebates and discounts and then more people conserve and so now people i guess aren't buying enough so they are going to raise rates? that makes sense. whatever the market will bear. >> i don't think that sounds right. i would be very mad if they did
that to me. >> reporter: more than 85% of customers would see an increase of at least around 10%. so the vote is this morning by the california public utilities commission. one of the members actually has to recuse himself because he used to be an attorney for the utilities reform network, calling that a conflict of interest. we'll keep you posted on that vote. frank? >> well, it does make sense in a little bit because if you buy in volume usually you get a better deal but when it comes to electricity, if you're not using much, i would have issues with that. i don't know about that. >> reporter: like i said when you think of somebody as being an energy hog, the biggest of energy users in california, it's hard to feel sorry for them and think they need a break but pg&e, says this is just evening the playing field. you heard that man that i spoke to refer to some of the rebates that people have been getting for reducing their energy use. he is saying that that just has to end because that was unfair
to the big energy user. >> well, it will all come out in the wash. thank you, anne makovec live in millbrae. quite the sight in northern california yesterday. >> a twister touched down just north of sacramento. >> right there. you got it. we got a funnel! >> this is northern california. this is just one of three tornadoes reported yesterday afternoon. these tornadoes part of an unusual late season cold front. they all hit in pastureland so there was no significant damage. i got ask lawrence about this. i don't ever recall -- >> not one quite defined like that. that was perfect. >> that was a beautiful looking tornado. we actually average five tornadoes a year in california. a lot of people don't think about that. but we see that in the central valley. our tornadoes here much smaller in scale compared to devastating tornadoes in other parts of the country. don't have to worry about that today. just passing clouds. the cold front is well to the east so we'll stay nice and dry here in california in the bay
area anyway. 40s and 50s out the door this morning. a lot of clouds out there now. this afternoon, sunshine and temperatures up into the 60s, many spots inland. 50s at the coast. let's get a check of traffic with elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. and yeah, we're doing pretty good on the roads so far. let show you a live look through silicon valley. for silicon valley commuters westbound 237 exiting milpitas toward san jose so far looks great no delay. usually closer to about 7:00 when we start to see brake lights through the stretch. bay bridge on the approaches we are seeing a few backups. especially in the cash lanes. no metering lights yet. typically in the next 10 minutes or so we start to see them turned on and that's of course when those delays begin. hey we have a lunchtime giants game. they take on florida at 12: 45. so you may find extra congestion around the embarcadero. right now good go along the peninsula heading into downtown san francisco. >> thank you. 6:07 your time. a daring move by thieves in the east bay. a rare crime that police just
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mall. the suspects had at least one gun but no shots were fired. police say this type of crime is rare. >> we haven't seen an armored car get robbed here in the city of richmond for quite some time. this is the first one that we have had. it's not very common for us to respond to something like this. like i said, we are working on some leads right now and we're hoping that we'll be able to solve this case. >> the suspects managed to get away with an undisclosed amount of cash. a taser for every bart officer? the bart board is expected to make a decision on that today. buying the stun guns was one of the recommendations from an outside consultant following the oscar grant shooting. former officer was shot -- that shot grant said he thought he was reaching for his taser. price tag is $140,000 for 130 new tasers. 6:12. more tornado warnings and watches in the midwest. we have a live report on the new round of storms and the damage. >> hollywood wants a piece of
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today, missouri emergency workers continue their search for tornado survivors. randall pinkston is in joplin with more on the search and rescue mission. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the all-out search to find survivors does continue here. there are 50 k-9 teams on the ground. they are also using electronic listening devices. but the truth of the matter is as we move into the fourth day since the tornado, this search and rescue effort is inevitably transitioning into a recovery effort. no one found alive yesterday. >> we can see behind you the extent of the property damage. it is just incredible. you know, any reports of looting? are people behaving themselves? >> reporter: unfortunately, there have been some reports scattered reports of looting. a few days ago the police chief here in joplin imposed a curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. and what he said was that one of the reasons for the curfew
was to prevent people from looting and stealing. but it's not widespread. and there are a lot of law enforcement officers throughout the tornado field. so they are keeping looting at a minimum. >> i don't know how they would do it, but have they been able to put a number on the property damage? how much? >> reporter: we have two figures for you. one from fema which estimates that 8,000 structures over an 1800-acre area were destroyed or badly damaged. there is an organization called equi cat that estimates casualty losses. they are saying that it will range from $1 billion to $3 billion here in joplin. that's in property losses. >> i know they are still in the search and rescue and recovery mode but randall, what about rebuilding? are they even talking about that? what about plans for the medical center, the schools? >> reporter: the medical center right across the street right
behind our camera, they did have a news conference yesterday. the sisters of mercy brought this hospital to joplin 100 years ago and the ceo says they will rebuild. but he is not sure if they will rebuild in this particular location. the first thing they have to do is check it out for structural integrity what's left of it and see what they can do with this place. meanwhile they will have portable shall we say makeshift clinic in operation here in town to provide some medical care for local residents. >> it's going to take time but everyone is pulling for the people of missouri. randall pinkston live in joplin, thank you so much. all right. folks, here in the bay area today it should be a much calmer day weather-wise as we are going to see clouds, yeah we have a few of those outside. what a beautiful shot of the sun coming up over the bay right now. some clouds up above. but it looks like it's going to stay dry today. we are finally going to catch a break from the showers we had yesterday. with that in mind, if you are out the door, clouds moving through, temperatures in the
40s and 50s, fairly mild for this time. toward the afternoon the numbers in the upper 60s in some of the warmer spots inland. inside the bay low to mid-60s. at the coast breezy and cool mainly in the 50s and 60s but staying dry. a lot of moisture moving off the pacific into california going to bring a few passing clouds locally but otherwise, we are going to see some decent weather. it's going to stay dry throughout the day today. but there is a chance we could see some rain return as early as tomorrow. we have this next system dropping down into the bay area so that could very well clip us, bring us some clouds and at least a chance of showers north of the golden gate bridge as we head in toward tomorrow. with that in mind, let's enjoy the day today. it should be nice. 69 degrees in morgan hill. 67 in fremont. and before 7 degrees in redwood city -- about 67 degrees in redwood city. cool at the coast with a breeze in the 50s. inland nice sunshine and couple of passing clouds, 68 in livermore and about 69 degrees in pleasanton. to the north we should find a lot of sunshine and a few moving clouds throughout the day. 67 in santa rosa and a cool 56
degrees and breezy in bodega bay. next couple of days, chance of showers tomorrow. not a big deal. that moves out. the good news is for the weekend a few clouds, a little bit windy on saturday. but it looks like temperatures will stay mild inland. that's a look at weather. elizabeth has traffic. >> thank you, lawrence. we are going to take you out live towards the dublin interchange. westbound and eastbound 580 traffic, the left side of the screen is westbound 580 and so far it is a 17-minute drive out of the altamont pass heading towards 680 and the dublin interchange. minor slowing through livermore but not too bad overall. no big incidents for your westbound 580 drive. to the maps. off the antioch bridge okay as usual. but zooming in speeds under 20 miles per hour from a street toward loveridge. closer towards concord speeds improve mostly green on our traffic sensors. looks good still across most of the east bay. we have not seen any major hot
spots and still no metering lights on at the bay bridge but you will notice it is starting to back up in some lanes just through the end of the parking lot. again, not too bad of a drive yet. and down the eastshore freeway still 18 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze in the westbound lanes of 80. so no major slowing in berkeley. to the south bay we haven't had any problems here. a lot of overnight roadwork picked up early. so 101/280 cruising out of downtown! that's a live look at northbound traffic on 280 approaching the 880 interchange. and yeah, mass transit remains on time except for the alameda harbor bay ferry service want to let you know that has resumed service today. so after a couple of days kind of out of commission, service resumed. remember kcbs, our radio partners, at 740-am and 106.9- fm. that's your traffic and weather. back to you. >> thank you. he took judgment day seriously and paid the price. how one man died in the bay area because of the rapture. and a san francisco giants -- the san francisco giants could be without their star
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indirectly, on the prediction of the rapture. welcome back. a florida man's death is being blamed at least indirectly on the prediction of the rapture. the "contra costa times" quotes an investigator who says the judgment day proclamation made the 25-year-old believe god would help him swim across a reservoir near antioch even
though the man couldn't swim. he went into the water anyway telling his family he believed god was going to save him. he died friday 20 minutes after the first of the world-ending series of earthquakes was predicted to have started. san francisco giants catcher buster posey expected to get an mri today. his left ankle hurt during this rough collision at home plate last night. scott cousins crashed into posey with florida's winning run from the 12th inning last night. posey had x-rays last night but there is no word yet on what they show but again they are supposed to play an afternoon game. >> never mind the ankle. he took a vicious hit right there to the chest too. >> he has had a couple of loose balls hitting him and just been banged up the last couple of weeks. >> he is irreplaceable so hopefully he will be back in the saddle soon. i'm pretty sure he is not playing today, that's for sure. coming soon to theaters
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some disappointing economic reports, weak u.s. jobs market, very slow economic growth. apparently more people applying for unemployment benefits and the economy very sluggish because of those rising gas prices and a cut back in government spending. so we'll see how the market is doing with kcbs moneywatch reporter jason brooks coming up. good morning, everyone. it is thursday, the 26th of may. thanks so much for joining us. i'm sydnie kohara. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 6:30 now on your thursday and today is the pick of the week, i guess. it's going to be beautiful after a lot of rain. >> boy, you know, this has been the rainy season that wouldn't end. a lot of spring has been showery. yesterday no exception. today finally catching a break. some clouds moving through. 70 in concord this afternoon, 68 in san jose, mid-60s into oakland and also san francisco. but yes, there is still a threat of rain out there. we'll tell you when coming up. right now let's check on your
traffic are elizabeth. >> we have a half mile backup in pittsburg eastbound 4 due to late running roadwork and also seeing the usual congestion in the westbound lanes so this is a developing hotspot. we'll tell you when that roadwork is expected to wrap up plus we just launched chopper 5 so we'll take you flying over the bay area. in the meantime, back to you guys. >> we like to fly. okay, 6:31. a young man found dead in an east san jose roadway, this morning a metal detector is the latest tool being used to find the killer. kiet do tells us what investigators are looking for at the crime scene and has more. >> reporter: good morning. the police spokesman just issued a press release and we're learning more about the victim at this point. he is described as a hispanic man in his 20s. and the 2000 white volkswagen jetta we have been talking about all morning apparently belongs to the victim. we have some video of that here and crime scene technicians really were poring over it all morning long looking for clues to what happened here. from what we can tell this all
began around the 10:30 to 11:00 hour. multiple shots were heard. at that point, a citizen flagged down a police officer. 911 wasn't called but a citizen actually flagged down a police officers. he came to the scene, found the man lying in the street, tried to perform cpr on him. then he was taken to the hospital and died at regional medical center at 11:24 p.m. we spoke with the man by the name of jesus and he says that around 11:30 he heard multiple gunshots being fired. >> they weren't like boomers. like pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, you know? but it was fast. it wasn't just like individual shots. it was one after another real quick. you know? >> reporter: and so at one point the technicians were using a metal detector combing over the grassy area that was right next to the car, presumably looking for either shrugs or shell indicatings. the street here is closed for at least a couple more hours.
this they are investigating the possibility of it being gang- related. >> thank you, kiet do live in east san jose. meanwhile, oakland police are hoping witnesses will provide some clues on a shootout that killed a high school senior who was just three weeks from graduating. it happened yesterday afternoon on ritchie street near ban crot avenue. ditiyan franklin, jr., was riding his bike when was struck. investigators are still trying to figure out if franklin was the intended target. 6:33. in just a few hours the los angeles police department will have a press conference and it will focus on the beating case of giants fan bryan stow. the department expects the criminal charges will be filed soon against the prime suspect. this is our first look at giovanni ramirez. he is denying any involvement saying wasn't even at the game because he was babysitting his 10-year-old daughter. he said he is willing to take a lie detector test to prove his innocence. if you conserve electricity
it could cost you more than those who use a lot of power, power hogs. today there is a vote on a controversial rate hike proposal from pg&e. anne makovec as a look at what it would mean for your bill. anne, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, sydnie. critics are calling this robbing peter to pay paul. unfortunately, a lot of us are peter in that little scenario because pg&e is talking about lowering the bills of customers who use a lot of energy and people who conserve energy would be paying a little bit more with this latest proposal going in front. california public utilities commission this morning. that is going to be where the final call will be made on this pg&e proposal of new fixed tier ratings. the changes would add $3 to most customers' bills. 2.40 for low income customers. but for some of those customers, higher rates would kick in when they use around 30% less power than the average customer. the rate proposals would lower
rates for people who use the highest amounts of power. >> that sounds preposterous. people who conserve electricity previously have been been given discounts and rebates when more people conserve. so now people aren't buying enough so they are going to raise rates? that makes sense. whatever the market will bear. >> i don't think that sounds right. that doesn't -- i wouldn't like that. so i would be very mad if they did that to me. >> reporter: pg&e says this is all evening the playing field. you heard that man refer to some of the rebates that people who conserve energy have been getting and pg&e says that that was weighting things in favor of the people who were conserving energy, just too much. according to one report, the way this would all equal out on the bill, more than 85% of us would pay at least 10% more a month on those bills. >> get ready.
anne, thanks very much. anne makovec in millbrae. >> not going to sit well with a lot of people. >> not at all. >> i'm part of that what 86%. >> we all are. there is a chance of more severe weather today from the storm system that slammed several states this past week. we have some new video check it out, that deadly tornado that hit chickasha, oklahoma, at least 13 people were killed in three states on tuesday and, of course, joplin, missouri, was just devastated over the weekend. more tornadoes yesterday causing minor injuries in missouri, indiana and as i mentioned the search now for survivors continues this morning in joplin, missouri. >> then we had what, three little tornadoes in butte county in northern california. >> crazy. the definition of that one was just remarkable. >> i know. but as you said, lawrence, they're much, much smaller than whatever happened in the midwest. >> yeah. ours are about 70 plus miles per hour. back east they were looking at some of those over 200 miles per hour. and over half a mile wide. so those are definitely devastating tornadoes back there. but we are calming down around
the bay area today. still have clouds today? >> we can't get that big dome of high pressure to build in. so we are left with cool temperatures for the most part. usually almost 80 degrees in concord. today 10 degrees below average still comfortable at 69. a good 9 degrees below average in san jose at 68. and it looks like about 64 degrees in san francisco. we have a chance of rain coming up. more on that in just a moment. right now let's check traffic with elizabeth. >> thank you. we're just hearing some news from our radio partners kcbs of a problem on bart. sounds like a person in a wheelchair fell on the tracks near the powell street station in san francisco. so they are having to turn trains around at the montgomery station. so again expect delays for bart if you are using that to head into san francisco. we are not sure how badly right now but again they are turning trains around at the montgomery street station. ace on time, muni on time and alameda harbor bay ferry service schedule has resumed this morning after a couple of days of being out of
commission. and quickly, roadwork extended eastbound highway 4 at loveridge extended until 6:45. this is late running roadwork so you can see we got at least a half mile backup and growing in those eastbound lanes. that's a check of traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. security and economic issues at the top of the agenda for the g8 summit today and tomorrow that's being held in france. president obama meeting with leaders of eight nations earlier meeting with the russian president. mr. obama says the two are committed to an agreement on u.s. plans for a missile defense system based in europe. a key u.s. senator is calling on apple and google to adopt new universal privacy policies for smart phone applications. >> matt bigler has that story from kcbs radio's silicon valley bureau. matt, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. when it comes to smart phone apps and personal privacy, senator al franken says it's pretty much the wild west out there. some apps don't have privacy policies. some have policies that are so long users usually just click
concerned about recent requests that smart phones have been tracking user location and storing that data for up to a year in some cases. matt bigler in san jose for cbs 5. >> thank you. it is 6:40. new photos of schwarzenegger and his secret child. the special family milestone that he celebrated with maria. >> it's not good. plus, one of the hottest sequels of the year. "eye on the bay's" liam mayclem has a sneak peek of "hangover 2". >> that should be interesting. >> and the stock market opening oh, just about 10 minutes ago. taking a quick check of the early numbers, got a mixed bag here. the dow actually up 38 after some mixed economic reports. we are going to get an update from kcbs moneywatch reporter jason brooks. coming up. stay with us. ,,
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we are going to leave those umbrellas behind today. it's going to be a dry day still. there are some clouds moving across our skies early on this morning. but we are going to see a few of those clouds passing through but plenty of sunshine mixed in between. looks like a pretty decent day today if you're headed out. with that in mind, partly cloudy this morning, 40s and 50s. by the afternoon, going to sneak in a lot of sunshine, couple of clouds moving by.
temperatures cooler than normal but comfortable in most spots well into the 60s inland, a lot of 60s inside the bay and 50s and 60s, breezy at the coast. a system developing off the coastline will brush the bay area as we head into tomorrow. today just passing clouds. but again, tomorrow, looks like we do have a chance of a few raindrops mainly north of the golden gate bridge. let's enjoy this dry day today. cool, mild and a bit breezy especially out toward the beaches where the winds are going to blow and that's where you will find the temperatures mainly into the 50s. you get inside the bay a little more wind sheltered, 60s in the afternoon. dublin looking good, couple of passing clouds and 67 degrees. 68 in walnut creek, 63 and breezy in richmond. winds blowing at stinson beach today so plan on mid-50s for highs there. 64 in san rafael and about 68 and sunshine and couple of clouds into sonoma. next couple of days a chance of a few showers mainly north of
the golden gate bridge on friday. i think the weekend looks good now as we are going to keep just a couple of passing clouds and windy conditions on saturday but it should stay dry throughout the entire weekend. elizabeth has traffic. >> all right. thank you, lawrence. we are trying to gather some more information about this medical emergency on bart. just about 15 minutes ago, we have learned that a person in a wheelchair fell on the tracks near the powell street station and we understand that bart police are on scene. that person was not struck by a train. the person was not seriously injured. but we just got off the phone with bart central and trains headed for the peninsula and for sfo are being turned around at the montgomery street station and the 24th street station. so obviously expect delays. bart says right now 10-minute delays to take you towards the peninsula but i have a feeling that's going to grow because again they are detouring trains at the montgomery street station. you can't get to the powell street station from the east
bay. all other forms of mass transit are on time include ace, muni metro and the alameda harbor bay ferry service resumed. elsewhere late running roadwork going none pittsburg. eastbound 4 at loveridge, the usual delays westbound, and even eastbound against the commute. the problem is they are still detouring traffic out there. construction was supposed to wrap up by 6:00 but it is still ongoing so detours are out there. backups, it looks like about a half mile and growing at last check. you can see speeds are 34 even under 25 miles per hour across some stretches. coming down the benicia bridge, here's a live look at traffic across the span. so far, so good if you are heading into martinez. that's a check of traffic and weather. back to you. >> thank you. 6:46. sluggish, good description, of the job market and the u.s. economy and new reports this morning. with more on that let's go to the guy right behind me here, that's jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com.
good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we need to pump up the economy. sluggish in manufacturing and as well as the job market. the labor department said that first time weekly unemployment claims rose by 10,000 to 424,000. that came after two straight weeks of declines. the four-week average actually fell for the first time in seven weeks but just slightly to just under 439,000. that's well above the number that would suggest job growth taking place. now, it's sort of unclear at this point as to whether or not employers have actually pulled back on hiring or simply are seeing more people come back offer the sidelines and resume their hunt for work and so they are filing for the claims. but bee need to see job growth to stimulate the economy which according to the commerce department on its second look at the economy in the 1st quarter grew at a rate of 1.8%. that was a reaffirmation of their first take on 1st quarter
gdp which was a lot slower than the 4th quarter when the economy grew by 3.1%. two big reasons for that? big pull-back in consumer spending grew at half the rate it did in the fourth quarter and continues cutbacks in government spending. higher pump prices a big culprit in why people are spending less elsewhere. that is impacting the stock market which broke a three session losing streak yesterday. looking at the numbers right now, the dow is lower by 27 points. nasdaq is up by 1. the s&p is down by 1. oil easing back a little down 16 cents, well over $101 a barrel, frank and sydnie. >> all right, jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. thank you. well, just one more day until the holiday weekend and plenty -- there is so much to keep us busy this holiday weekend. >> liam mayclem here, hangover pirates,et cetera.
>> here we go. for starter, bradley, zach, ed and company give us another reason to reach for the advil in "hangover 2". bangkok becomes vegas. it's the backdrop for another silly salty sexy comic romp. it is dark and meaner just as funny as "hangover." it shows a seedy side. go see this with the lad, not the girlfriend or wife. >> it's the boys movie. >> it is brilliant. i laughed out loud from beginning to end. so good. zach -- let me tell you. >> got a haircut apparently. >> he did. but so funny. next up let's talk pirates. yes, the billion-dollar movie franchise continues with its fourth installment on stranger tides. get this. $55million actor that's how much he got paid for this johnny depp. he gives his best. he bettors jack sparrow. >> is it as good as the original? i think the first was the best. >> i think it was. this one i would say is the
second best. they went all out with the effects. i mean, the action is nonstop. keira knightley and orlando bloom have walked the plank but instead in this one you have penelope cruz on fire as jack's old flame. she really is. she does sexy well, doesn't she? there she is. [ laughter ] >> great family fun. must see this holiday weekend. it's been open for a week already. >> pulled in what $90 million? >> so he made his money. >> disif i is doing okay. >> i wouldn't be surprised if there was a fifth. music pop fest this sunday san francisco's dolores park five bands, it's free. if you love your indy pop music, i now love this. >> big. >> i'll be there. >> sunday at noon. next up here's one that court caught my eye. >> belly dancing? >> belly dancing indeed. el cerrito high school on ashbury avenue. sydnie have you ever done it? you could win this. you have to show up show your
belly button and you could walk away with the belly dancing crown. frank, you could join in. >> i think i would watch, yeah. i would rather enjoy that. sydnie is going to be there? i'm going. >> it would hurt my back. >> do it, it's fun. >> i bet. >> and then yesterday, i had the joyful time of running to -- [overlapping speakers] >> at the ferry plaza at the ferry building. walking down the plaza this little boy here was just admire, in his element. the new smurfs movie coming out in july. and they were in town to promote it. finally, last night, there is my twitter picture i took blue man group opened at the golden gate theater. it is a high-tech visual in your face explosion. catch them in san francisco while you can. all going on. >> have a great memorial day weekend and all the information at our website, cbssf.com. >> thank you. sounds good. >> going to lie down now.
deadly shooting. it happened just before eleven last night on the city's east 6:55. this morning, san jose police are trying to track down suspect in a deadly overnight shooting just before 11:00 on the city's east side at checkers and schulte driver. officers found a man shot in the street. investigators are now using a metal detector and searched a volkswagen at the scene for clues all morning. they believe it is possibly gang-related. and in just a few hours, state regulators are set to vote on a controversial pg&e rate height. the utility wants to charge higher rates for customers who use the least amount of electricity and lower rates for big users. pg&e also wants to charge all residential electrical customers a flat fee of at least $2.40 a month. it is 6:55. time now for a look at what's coming up later this morning on "the early show." >> and we do that with erica hill who joins us live from new
york on a thursday morning. good morning, erica. >> good morning. just ahead on the show we are going to take a closer look at the severe weather which continues to pummel the midwest. several states hit in the latest rash of storms. no one was killed. meantime we are live on the ground in joplin missouri as folks begin to literally pick up the pieces. we'll also take a look at the impact of the tragedy through the eyes of some of the youngest victims. and president obama continues his european tour in france this morning for the g8 summit. what will they be doing there? we'll give you a little preview just ahead and also for all the folks out there posting pictures from their smart phones, you may want to remove a little bit of information before you post it, probably stuff you don't even realize you're sending. we'll help you do that. >> nothing personal anymore. wow. >> no more photos. >> thank you very much. "the early show" starts in a few minutes. see you then new photos that appear to show schwarzenegger hiding his affair in plain sight. >> it's true. he apparently spent quality
time with his mistress and their son while his wife, maria shriver was watching the whole thing. take a look. according to celebrity website tmz, schwarzenegger took his wife, maria shriver and their kids to the christening of his secret child. you can see arranged and maria on the left right next to mildred bainna . the mistress. this is back in 1998. >> and former governor apparently even taught the little boy how to play golf. "entertainment tonight" reports that maria shriver is likely to file for divorce sometime this week. >> moving right along. weather-wise -- >> yeah. >> hey -- >> we're looking good. yesterday, every time i -- >> from that to this. >> never know what it's going to do to us now. >> get rid of it now! >> we are looking good. we'll see a little more sunshine today. couple of clouds moving across our skies this morning. still i think as we head in toward the afternoon cooler than normal but comfortable in most spots, almost 70 in the warmest spots inland, 60s inside the bay, breezy at the
coastline with mainly temperatures in the 50s. tomorrow though the clouds do roll back in, slight chance of showers. looking toward the holiday weekend it looks sunny side up around most of the bay area. the winds will blow a bit but those temperatures are going to blow cooler than normal. here's the picture for you. this one the sunset cloud formation sent by lindsay austin of santa rosa. we have plenty of clouds this spring to look at and, of course, if you would like to send your pictures, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. we would love to run those on the air. >> excellent. all right. we have had a number of things to talk about over the last 15 minutes or so in the traffic department. want to update you on this bart situation. right now there are 15-minute delays into and out of san francisco. the problem is an earlier issue, a medical emergency actually at the powell street station. a person in a wheelchair fell on the tracks at the powell street station. we understand from bart police they weren't seriously hurt but we have been on and off the phone with bart central this morning and again right now
powell street service has resumed at the powell street station. they were able to get trains through so right now residual delays of 15 minutes in either direction. major problem in pittsburg. look at the long line of red in either direction. westbound and eastbound highway 4. late running roadwork was supposed to wrap up. that's not the case. an hour later, we still have detours in place. so traffic is jammed in those eastbound lanes from railroad. and it looks like it's causing some extra heavy traffic in those westbound lanes, as well. so watch out for that. meantime, at the bay bridge, we have metering lights on and from what i can see doesn't look bad. it's hard to see in the sunshine. >> looks marvelous. >> yeah. heading into the city. so you may want to avoid that. >> i like what lawrence said. sunny side up so they may be stuck in traffic but enjoy the sunshine. >> we have memorial day weekend on monday so people are thinking, today's friday. we'll get to