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what's being said about the health of th they have been searching, but no luck finding a sea plane that sank in the bay near sausalito. what's being said about the health of the bay after the crash. now, while the heat advisory has been dismissed for today, it is on for tomorrow. i've got details, coming up. and what's the fourth of july without an all-american hamburger? we'll take you to the east bay, where they are setting out to break the record for the world's largest burger. good evening. perfect weather to celebrate the birth of our nation. people from all over the bay area headed to the beaches to cook out and to cool off. this is crown beach in alameda, where people were sunning, and
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windsurfing. while it's hot, it's about to get hotter. erica tells us which day of the weekend will be the hottest. >> conditions for today will hit the advisory that's been issued for tomorrow. that's because we do have that high pressure ridge that's been building steadily over the forecast region. so i highly recommend really staying indoors during the peak hours tomorrow, between 12:00 and 3:00 p.m., and that's because that's going to be the intensity of that solar heating around that time, certainly want to limit that vigorous exercise. be sure to drink plenty of water and, of course, have a good time, but always be careful when you are. so i'll give you my extended forecast when we come back. meantime, ann, just stay cool. >> good advice. after a long, wet winter that seemed like it would never end. hot summer weather finally is here and some around the bay, positively giddy. don knapp is at the alameda
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county fair in pleasanton, where they are celebrating the grilling season in a big way. >> reporter: very big way. it's not unusual for them to cook up hundreds of pounds of meat for burgers at the alameda county fair, but hundreds of pounds of meat in a single burger? that's what's going on here inside that box. the reason? try to make the world's largest hamburger and raise money for charity. unless you're on a ride with the wind in your face, the farrakhan be pretty hot. as these folks have the hottest job of all, trying to cook up the world's biggest hamburger. you slap your hands into a tub of meat and pack the custom- made burger form. >> we need to break the 590- pound record, which is set from canada. we are starting with 600 pounds of ground beef, and then we're then cooking that for 10 hours. >> reporter: because the burger starts out at about 600 pounds or so, you climb right up on the grill to get the cooking started. to be sure it gets cooked, you wrap it with aluminum foil.
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everything about attempting to grill a world record burger is a challenge. >> we can say we've cooked meat before and we've cooked burgers before and we can say all that type of stuff, but have you ever cooked a 600-pound burger? no. >> reporter: how do you flip it? we had to have a welder create this jig that would flip the burger. that's the biggest effort. >> reporter: what do you do for a bun? >> athens bakery created the bun. how do you put 170 -- well, 340 pounds of dough to make a bun? >> reporter: the good news, those working over a hot stove for 10 hours on a hot day don't have to do it indoors. those worried about the heat don't even come to the fair. they head for the beach. but for these folks, it wasn't hot enough for the cold bay area at alameda's crown beach. >> typical san francisco weather. a little foggy, warm, not too hot, windy. but it's nice. everybody's out enjoying the fourth of july weekend.
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>> reporter: well, the smell is great, but the wood smoke, tomorrow is a spare air day, but fortunately, the management district said no ban. >> must feel like a furnace next to that grill, huh, don? >> reporter: or like a fire! >> thank you, don. budget cuts canceled several fourth of july weekend celebrations around the bay area, but not in one city on the peninsula. east palo alto is gearing up for its first fireworks show ever. anne mackovic shows us the community that's been celebrating all day. >> reporter: it only took a few minutes for the entire parade to pass by. >> i thought it would be more, but it was nice. >> reporter: because it was more than just a parade. >> one of the first ones i ever seen. >> reporter: it was a symbol of community. >> we come out for -- to encourage them, because if they don't, they will stop. >> reporter: it's the third year for east palo alto's
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parade and this is the biggest yet. >> i like the cars and the low riders. >> reporter: marie henry was here to see everything. after all, she's a long-time resident. >> 34 years, right here on the belt. at one point, we were dubbed the crime capital of the world, which was very aggravating, because the world is a big place. >> reporter: one of the reasons solidarity is so important. >> i think that the people from here, like they are trying to gather up. this is for the community. >> reporter: while other cities across the bay area canceled their fireworks celebrations, there will be a show here tonight. that is in part because it's illegal to have any fireworks in the east palo alto area. police are hoping that will dissuade people from lighting them off on their own. >> own. >> if the economy picks up in the future, certainly we'll do a larger show, but we're just excited we can bring this safe alternative to the community. >> reporter: the fireworks are paid for by private donations. the rest of today's fun is
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coming out of a $6000 city fund. the heart behind it, absolutely free. >> they like to look over and say, why are those people waving flags? they came for us! >> if you're still looking for a place to watch the fireworks for the fourth, we have a complete list of shows happening around the bay area on our website, underwater surge for a plane that sank in the bay last night. coastguard divers scoured richardson bay for the sunken plane, but still have not found it. the aircraft is submerged under as much as 40 feet of water. police do not believe the police is leaking oil or fuel. the plane ended up in the water after a failed takeoff near the sausalito shoreline around 7:30 last night. the plane gained speed on the water before gaining a little altitude, then for some reason, the front of the plane nosed into the water.
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nearby boaters rescued the 75- year-old pilot and passenger. the coastguard says a wave hit the sea plane during takeoff, but agencies are investigating if pilot error is also to blame. fire investigators have concluded the fire that killed two san francisco firefighters is not suspicious. vincent perez and anthony valerio died a month ago today while battling a house fire in the diamond heights neighborhood. investigators ruled the fire was accidental and probably electrical in nature. but they still have to finish electrical tests before they know exactly what caused the fire. an official safety report is due out next month. the university of california is considering yet another tuition hike. the university's president is asking the board of regents to approve a 9.6% increase to make up for a loss in state funding in the budget that just passed. if approved, the annual tuition would rise by more than $1000 to about $12,200 each year. it would be the seventh tuition
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hike since 2006. a few years ago, plans for a 32% tuition increase set off the violent student protests. no longer threatening a nuclear lab, but still growing. the largest wildfire in new mexico's history. why some people are complaining about how the fire's being fought. william and catharine, just days before their arrival in california. they were seen rolling up their sleeves in canada today. i want to crush more cars. ♪ i want to sell more tea cups. ♪ i need help selling bread. ♪ i want to sell more crabs. [ male announcer ] you know where you want to take your business. i want to design more buildings. [ male announcer ] in here, small business solutions from at&t can get you there.
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state's history -- no longer new mexico firefighters say the biggest wildfire in that state's history no longer possesses an immediate threat to nuclear weapons labs. the fire is now several miles upslope from the los alamos national laboratory. today, hundreds of lab employees returned to work, but some people are angry over the firefighters' rush to protect the lab at the expense of other areas. >> now that we see that their focus was save los alamos, well, what about us? the last fire, we're still not even recovered from the last fire. >> that last fire torched 94,000 acres in the gila national forest in 2003.
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so far, the los alamos fire has blackened more than 113,000 acres and still spreading. but firefighters expect to lift evacuation orders soon for the 12,000 people who live in the town. well, severe thunderstorms that ripped through wisconsin have killed at least one person. the storm moved across minnesota and wisconsin last night, packing 80 mile-an-hour winds. at least 39 people were injured, mostly by falling trees. in a rural campground, an 11- year-old girl was killed when lightning hit a tree which fell on top of her. several thousand customers were left without power. the royal newlyweds received a warm welcome in the capital of canada, ottawa today, planting a tree at the residence of the governor general. both william's parents and the queen mom planted trees on previous visits. later, william and kate attended a reception at the canadian war museum. william and kate begin a three-
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day visit to los angeles on friday. so the idea you've seen. the deliver method, maybe not. meet the next evolution of the food truck. well, if you wanted hot weather, this is definitely what you'll get tomorrow and monday. july 4th, triple digits. i've got the details, coming up. meet beth, nursery school teacher. lights, camera, activia it's the best job in the world. my students are amazing. but to be there for them, you've gotta feel your best. kids can tell. that's why i love eating activia every day. so delicious activia helps me feel good inside. which helps me be my best... positive, cheerful and on top of things. help regulate your digestive system. love how you feel or your money back. ♪ activia i know you're worried about making your savings last and having enough income when you retire. that's why i'm here -- to help come up with a plan and get you on the right path.
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if i crave it, i think a lot of other people will. >> reporter: restauranteur dominguez is pedaling the food movement back with el taco bike. >> i wanted to bring something that was not following a trend. i wanted to, you know, stay original. this is something that i'm not reinventing, something i'm bringing over. >> it was delicious. thought i was in cancun. >> reporter: it's a kitchen on three wheels, retrofitted to meet health standards and it's the first of it's kind in the bay area. >> it has all the sink and all the things in a kitchen would have, but it's mobile, on a bike. >> i don't have to find parking, don't have to use gas. >> reporter: you can kind el taco bike on the streets of oakland about four nights a week outside popular clubs and artery glareals. in fact, we're going to the opening of a hot new boutique. >> everything i do, there's a lot of gourmet food trucks, which is great. i could do that as well, but
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it's nice if it's original. >> reporter: the menu changes every night. >> today, i'm serving tacos in carnita, a slow cooked pork for four hours. really simple. the meat, the tortilla, cilantro, lime. you cannot go wrong. >> reporter: in oakland, elizabeth cook, cbs 5. >> here's something that you don't usually get to do on a fourth of july. ski! thanks to record snowfall this year, several lake tahoe resorts are open this weekend. alpine meadows, squal valley and kirkwood are welcoming all skiers. sugar bowl is open for season pass holders. this is only the second time in history alpine would be open on july 4th. the last time was 1995. for those of us in the bay area, it's all about this heat wave. wait till you hear erica's inland temperature forecast for tomorrow! >> i'm sorry, ann. it's going to be hot. you're off on monday, so you
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can enjoy it. >> yes. >> so what we can expect are really, really warm temperatures. in fact, we do have an advisory, due to the fact we have a stagnant air mass over the region. that high pressure ridge working its way over the forecast region is definitely causing a little bit of trouble there. we can take a look outside and see for the most part, skies are clear. we'll get patchy low fog by later tonight, into tomorrow morning. but it will clear out as the sun comes out. i'll show you the heat advisory we have issued for inland locations from noon to 9:00 p.m. tomorrow. limit your exercise. certainly no vigorous exercising at all. plenty of water, and if you can, stay inside during the hours of 12:00 and 3:00 p.m. we've got unhealthy air for the east bay and santa clara. pretty good to moderate for the rest of the forecast region. but definitely wouldn't risk it. we definitely have the really warm temperatures. that air mass is stagnant all around. current temperatures, fairfield, 91. concord, 95. liver more, currently at 94
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degrees. these temperatures are steadily climbing, as i've mentioned, because we do have this high pressure ridge sliding into the forecast region. this is actually kind of oppressing that air mass there, keeping everything very stagnant. lot of pollutants in the air that can affect us. as we take a look at what we can expect this evening, mid- 50s to 90, sunny and hot inland, sunny with breezy conditions along the bay, and sun and clouds along the coast. sunset, 8:35 p.m. lows overnight, enjoy those. santa rosa, 53. 58 for redwood city. san jose, 53. livermore, 62 degrees. as we take a look at tomorrow, really warm temperatures. dangerously so. livermore, 104. concord, 102. napa seeing triple digits. san francisco, 85. 73 for pacifica. these are above high average temperatures, due to the high pressure ridge that's worked its way over the region and will stay put through wednesday, even into thursday. now, we'll see a gradual decline in these highs, but we
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are definitely seeing warm temperatures. we've got monday, triple digits inland and tuesday as well. by the end of next work week, we will see cooler temperatures, but we definitely have some very warm conditions to contend with, ann. you want to stay hydrated, stay inside as much as possible, and really just limit that vigorous exercising. >> good advice. i'm over here melting, just at the thought of it. kim is very excited, because she loves the hot weather! >> turn it up, the hotter, the better! i drive out to the east bay on my days off to feel the heat! another day, another meltdown from a major league closer. sports is next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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major final for the first time since kim is covering the european continent tonight. >> absolutely. the nfl is locked out, nba is locked out. thank goodness for tennis. maria sharapova was back in a major for the first time since 2008 and dominated in her six matches to get there, winning all 12 sets. with the nba lockout, plenty of free time to cheer on his fiance. sharapova in the near court said the sleeking didn't bother kvitova. kvitova won the match with a
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105 mile-an-hour ace. the 21-year-old kvitova becomes the youngest wimbledon champ since sharapova won at age 17 back in 2004. women's world cup, mia hamm making the trip to watch team usa. united states takes a 2-goal lead, then treats the crowd to her best springstein impression. >> born in the usa! >> oh, my. usa winds 3-nil, advancing to the quarterfinals. third round at the at&t nationals, nick watney proves fireworks on the back nine with 6 birdies and an eagle, set agnew course record with 8- under 62 and moves into a tie for the lead with ricky faller, who shot a 64. k.j. choi is one stroke back. opening stage of the tour de france turned into a game of human dominoes. gilbert avoid the wreck, won
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the 119-mile stage with a time of 4:41 hours. last year's winner, alberto contador finished in 82nd. major league all-star teams will be announced tomorrow, and any giants pick for the national league team figure to be pitchers, but which pitcher deserves it most? nearly 40% voted for tim lincecum. and who would have predicted this back in march? ryan vogelsong received more votes than brian wilson and matt cain. you can go to the cbs 5 facebook page right now and cast your vote. brian wilson went off on the water cooler last night, but he wasn't the only closer to blow up this weekend. toronto's john raul had to be held back. the manager ripped his jersey off in the process. rauch gets he jeblghted and it took three jay's coaches to get their 6' 11 closer back to the dugout. that is a big man.
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baseball may be synonymous with the fourth of july, but it's also synonymous with jack mccann, who is back in the majors as a manager and back in the bay area this week. >> i'm at the ball park at 9:30, all day. that's my living room. that's where i enjoy being. >> reporter: two weeks ago, the marlins hired 80-year-old jack mckeon as their interim manager, second oldest manager in baseball history. >> i think all you guys make this age factor a big joke. you know, poor joe paterno is out there, 84, doing a hell of a job. what's the big deal? >> reporter: despite being in baseball for seven decades, mckeon has only been a manager for 16 seasons, including parts of two years with the a's in the late '70s when they were known as the triple-a's, and owner charlie finley was the franchise's biggest star. >> with charlie, you had to
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find out option a, b, c, d, and you're going to be wrong. you're going to be wrong, but you figure out all the options. ♪ can't touch this n] >> he may not be up to speed on twitter or facebook, but mckeon knew all about hammer before hammer became cool. hammer was an a's bad boy and used to provide his own play by play for finley. >> hammer's up there singing one day, charlie, and we're ahead 8-1. charlie, he's losing it. he gave up a hit maybe and a walk, losing it, charlie. nobody's winding up in the bullpen. one day charlie says to him, hammer, go down and see cousin karl. i need some kind of information. and he said give the phone to jack. freddie lines up, ball 1. ball
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2. foul ball. damn, you don't know how to broadcast a game! hammer tells me to check the runners, looks for the sign, checks the runners. when hammer comes back here, he said you sit there and listen and learn how to broadcast a game! >> he never needed to broadcast because he's spending his entire career turning around major league organizations and hopefully an ambassador to the game, hopefully will get invited to join the hall of fame. hopefully. >> looks like a fun interview. >> absolutely. frightening robbery caught on tape. the crime oakland police are trying to solve, and the clue they are offering up to the public, coming up in 30 minutes on cbs 5. that's it for us at 5:30. see you back here in half an hour, and until then, news updates on before we go, we say a special thanks to the cook family, joining us from walnut creek, wall net acres elementary school. delaney heading into the fifth grade, brady in second grade,
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thanks for joining us! >> i think brady wants to be a future broadcast meteorologist! ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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