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good evening, i'm allen martin. >> i'm dana king. a new kind of police unit will be hitting the streets of san francisco. they will respond to calls and write up reports but they will not be fully sworn police officers. linda yee with how these new recruits are designed to change policing. reporter: they get all the pomp and recognition. [ sworn in ] >> reporter: they even get a badge. but this new group of 15 graduates from the police academy are not sworn officers. they are san francisco's new citizen community police service aides. they won't carry guns or make arrests. but they will be the first responders to certain crime scenes. >> the runs that they will be handling are defined as cold runs, runs where the suspect is not present, but they receive training on how to determine hazardous situations, how to
call for backup and to back off when there may be harm. >> consider it another arm of the police department. >> reporter: their jobs will center around property crimes. graffiti, vandalism, auto theft. they will fingerprint, even take evidence photos. the idea is to free police officers to work violent crimes. nathan lee hopes his crime scene work will lead to a full- time police officer job. >> that's the really cool part of it. i guess what people might not know is that we get a lot more training on csi-related stuff than some officers. >> reporter: the demand says their work will pass the toughest scrutiny. >> they will be able to testify about the evidence collection, about the preservation of evidence at a scene and about what they saw when this arrived. they will be writing police reports. so they are fully trained and will be fully equipped to meet all those needs. >> our training was very difficult, from the academic standpoint to our defensive physical training. it was very involved.
very detailed. very detail oriented. it was intense. >> reporter: not only will they free officers to do more pressing crime work. people reporting lower priority property crimes won't have to wait for hours to get an officer. these citizen csis will be dispatched. and the police department says this is really a more efficient way to operate because these citizen csis will make half the salary of what regular police officers make. this is not a new program. the cities of sacramento and oakland also have a version of these programs. >> linda, it's a great idea. but police work is dangerous work. we report on it all the time. officer-involved shootings, things like that. but is there not a safety concern for these officers? >> reporter: that's why they are not sworn officers. they will be wearing a very plain uniform. they do have that badge. but they will be in unmarked police cars so people don't mix them up with police.
they say they are trained to call off and not go to scenes where it's going to be dangerous. they really will just go to property crime type of crime scenes. >> all right. in san francisco, linda yee, thank you. speaking of dangerous, a shooting spree in oakland has left a lot of people shaken up. six people were shot in 90 minutes. four separate incidents happened in the same part of east oakland. christin ayers spoke to the father of one of those who was shot. christin. >> reporter: allen, that father and other oakland residents told me they worry that as the heat rises this summer so will the crime rate and as evidenced by last night's shooting, there's only so much police can do. it's the phone call no parent wants to get. >> he called me said, dad, i got shot. grace of god, he's still living. >> reporter: this man who called himself darrell didn't want to show his face but he was on the end of that dreaded phone call thursday night. >> panicked.
how would a parent feel getting a call from the child saying i'm shot, come help me, daddy? you know? i ran of stop sign in oakland to get to him. >> reporter: his son one of six people shot in east oakland in a burst of bloodshed thursday night n an hour and a half there were four shootings. incredibly, no one was killed. >> when you don't have recreational activities or other kind of things for people to get involved in, sometimes you do see an increase in crime statistics. >> reporter: it's a well documented statistic and one reason why east oakland residents are partnering with the oakland police activities league to start up a summer football non-profit, the oakland pirates. >> i see it every day, nothing do, looking for something to get into but they don't have nothing constructive to do. >> reporter: the nonprofit is struggling to bring in cash to get kids uniforms and kids and she worries if they don't meet
the august 1 deadline it will let down the community. darrell still shaken says it's parents like her who will make a difference in east oakland. >> it ain't about the police. it's about the people in the community. it's about the adults really becoming adults and taking charge and taking responsibility for they kids so they stop the violence on the street. >> reporter: and you can find out about more information about that oakland nonprofit by e-mailing oakland email@example.com. oakland police are still investigating the shootings to find if there is a connection but they have no suspects in custody. >> christin, besides the football the nonprofit, the mayor has an effort, doesn't she, to get midnight basketball type things and libraries staying open? >> reporter: there are many activities out here for young people to get involved in. but, you know, i think just with the sheer influence with, you know, the huge gang probable phlegm that area for sure, it's definitely a strug
-- problem in that area for sure, it's definitely a struggling to get kids involved. breaking news just coming into our studio. we are just learning that former first lady betty ford has died. cbs news is reporting she died just a few hours ago in her california home. her family was by her side. ford, who struggled with her own alcohol issues, founded the betty ford center near palm springs in 1982. it has become one of the premier rehab facilities in the world. betty ford was 93. well, how about ending the workweek with a little rush hour muni mess? but this time, this one is no fault of the agency. somebody in a truck knocked down the overhead wires on mission street between first and fremont. that stalled service for at least eight different muni routes, the 6, 14, 21, 28, et cetera. crews have been rushing to get
those wires back up, but buses are rerouted around the accident scene. and crews battled two separate grassfires in the east bay this afternoon. flames were spotted around 4:00 in the oakland hills. it appears to have been started by a car fire. chopper 5 spotted crews hosing down a burned out sedan nearby. flames ripped through less than an acre. an hour earlier in danville firefighters battled a grassfire that came close to homes. this is near blackhawk plaza. it took about 15 minutes for firefighters to put it out. spoke hung over the homes but none of them was burned. a south bay soldier who prayed before each mission has died in afghanistan. 36-year-old army sergeant nick can for amper iv was killed. he joined the marines out of westmont high school in campbell and joined the army. served 16 years in the military.
friends say he was supposed to come home in a few months. he leaves behind a wife and two sons. nearly a week after a tragic fishing accident off the coast of mexico, more survivors are returning home to the bay area. joe vazquez has more of their dramatic stories. >> reporter: the stories are filled with emotion, exhaustion, and serious accusations about how the captain and crew conducted themselves as the ship was sinking. >> it was pretty tough. >> reporter: survivor lee ikegami is back from mexico but after all he has been through, he had to endure one more patch of bad luck. he had to take a greyhound bus home from the border because he had to ditch the pickup belonging to fellow fisherman leslie yee who died. >> halfway home the truck broke down that we were driving. we had to drive the truck off. it was like never ending. >> reporter: he is exhausted
and doesn't want to talk about his experience aboard the erik right now but gets emotional thinking about his colleagues who are still missing. >> find them. they're all good people. [ crying ] >> thank you. >> glad to be back. wish we were back sooner but we wanted to wait to see if they could recover rush hour friends. >> reporter: in novato last night, four of the 19 survivors arrived home to their families with a fishing story for the ages. >> i left the group trying to swim for help. and it took me 8.5 hours to reach land. and i was rescued 10 minutes later after i reached land. >> can i mention something about the crew? >> sure. >> that i'm positive it about. the captain was a criminal jackass. he had no idea what the heck he was doing out there because the storm comes 25 degrees from the port side but he goes straight
down. i was a sailor before at one time. if he would have turned into the wind then we would -- he sunk us, in other words. and the crew, i didn't saw the crew. nobody came around who woke us up or gave us a life vest, nothing. >> all i know is the crew all had brand-new life jackets on. and my friends we were in the same cabin and he didn't have one. i was lucky enough to get one as i came out but when we got up on the boat, all the crew had life jackets on and all of them survived and we lost 25% of our fishermen. >> reporter: so many stories. 19 survivors have come home. well, we also mentioned the one known fatality, leslie yee. his son has also crossed the border into the u.s. today. there is a picture by the "associated press" as he walks on the beach there. he returned to the u.s. with his father's ashes. about those survivors, you can just feel their anger. the mexican government has promised an investigation but in the meantime, they are still
conducting a search that doesn't include divers and that's something on the minds of a lot of family members and survivors, get in there, get in that boat, see if some of the folks who were on it perhaps are dead in the wreckage. and then why are you still searching if you don't know how many people you're still looking for? >> you know, the more survivor stories we hear, the more troubling this whole incident becomes. it will be very interesting to see ultimately what will happen legally and so on. >> reporter: you have heard so much anger from the families the last few days. we have been wondering why when it was a fluke storm. obviously you're upset about it. now we're starting to hear because the captain and the crew and in one case we were told by one of the survivors' family members, he had to fight with a crew member to get a flotation device. they are fighting in the water in the dead of night just to survive. >> unbelievable. joe, thank you. just days before jaycee dugard's memoir is set to come out, a judge is releasing a
report that asserts federal parole agents missed chances to stop her captor's crimes because of their substandard supervision. phillip garrido was classified as a high risk offender when he got out of federal prison in 1988. his probation officer never talked with neighbors or local law enforcement. home visits were rare. and it took two months for garrido's parole officer to question him after coworkers at a nursing home said that he made them nervous. we are learning more about a small plane crash in watsonville last night. it was a family of four killed when the plane hit a building. the plane went down about 7:0 last night hitting the ground and then skidding into an office at watsonville community hospital at 7:30 last night. it was next door to watsonville community airport. david houghton, his wife and their two sons were on board that plane and killed in the crash. no one on the ground was injured.
no evacuations were necessary. we are told that part of the hospital is for administration not patient rooms. and it was empty at the time. >> as you know, it hit in the medical office building area. it hit coastal women's healthcare. the hospital is now providing a -- what is currently a vacant space for them to continue care for their patients. >> the hospital says patient care continued without any interruption last night. it's not clear though what caused the plane to crash. it's a little book. >> a tiny sensor that could change the way we detect earthquakes. >> i felt violated and i felt like this was inappropriate. >> did the tsa go too far? the airline passenger pulled aside for a hair patdown. do you remember? >> pasta. >> better pay attention to what was on the menu.
ordinary citize scientists at stanford are looking for hundreds of volunteers in the east bay. mark sayre shows us how other citizens can play a role in the early warning for earthquakes. >> reporter: this is neighborhoods like this one along the hayward fault where researchers are targeting efforts. the hayward fault is considered the most likely to generate a major earthquake in the bay area in the next 30 years. >> just a little book. >> reporter: stanford researcher angela chung is part of a team looking for about 500 citizen volunteers in the east bay to allow these mini seismometers to be install in
their homes. >> it takes 10 minutes to install and then they can be part of a really exciting private network. >> reporter: the requirements to be a volunteer are simple. you must have either a mac or windows computer with a dedicated internet connection and researchers are looking for volunteers to host these seismic sensors in their homes for between one and three years. >> if i pick it up, you can see it records any motion that i do. >> reporter: this sensor network along the hayward fault will be the densest network of seismic sensors ever installed and could lead to a quake's early warning system. >> as soon as the earthquake starts it takes a while for the waves to propagate and so if we can sense the earthquake right as it's happening we can actually provide a warning to the people further out. >> reporter: it already has one of its very first volunteers, who read about the project in an internal stanford news letter . >> if something comes out of this in terms of early monitoring or early warning systems for earthquakes, i would love to be able to tell
my kids, hey, i was part of that, you know, and i think it's just a big impact. >> reporter: researchers eventually plan to expand this network of mini or citizen sensors to southern california, utah, the pacific northwest, and alaska. mark sayre, cbs 5. to find out how you can volunteer, go to cbssf.com, click on news. despite a forecast calling for rain and thick clouds, four astronauts blasted into space for the last flight of the shuttle atlantis. >> 3, 2, 1, 0, the final liftoff of atlantis! >> the crew is delivering a year's worth of supplies to the international space station and will haul away as much trash as it can. the crowd watching the historic flight at cape canaveral was estimated at nearly a million people. and a native of san carlos and cal grad is on board atlantis.
rex walheim moving forward, though nasa will rely on the russians to ferry astronauts and supplies to the station. lawrence karnow is in for roberta. and lawrence, you made that trek down to watch this shuttle launch, didn't you? >> yes. and i missed it, too. >> oh-oh! >> they scrubbed that mission. >> thank goodness they had disneyworld nearby so my little girl want disappointed. things coming to an end and so is the heat wave. it looks like those temperatures finally going to crumble around the bay area a bit as we head in toward the weekend. low clouds at the immediate coastline but boy, they have been really hugging the beaches and that of course has kept those temperatures cool at the coast. still hot in spots inland. right now we are looking at 92 degrees in livermore, 91 concord, 80 in san jose if you are heading out but a chilly 54 degrees and foggy at the beach in pacifica. i think tomorrow we'll notice temperatures coming down much more comfortable around the bay
area. mid-80s in the warmest spots. 60s and 70s inside the bay. cool at the coast. but it's going to be cooler as we head toward the next few days. we'll watch those temperatures coming down over the weekend but looking toward the middle of the next week i think temperatures actually going to struggle to get up into the mid- 70s in some spots. all likelihood that we could see some drizzle along with that system as the whole trough is going to dive in along the california coastline so these temperatures look to be coming way down. in fact, i think out the next seven to 10 days maybe even a little longer, i think these temperatures probably looking well below the average for this time of the year. that's a look at weather. back to you. >> thank you. we have heard complaints about airport security patting down babies, elderly, but this one is new. >> certainly is. a traveler claims that she was discriminated against because of her hair. the woman had just gone through an advanced imaging search at a washington airport when she was taken aside for a hair patdown. now she wonders if it was racially motivated.
>> there were many other females around me who were not black who were not having their hair searched who had curly -- i distinctly remember looking at a woman with her nair ponytail, very curly, big hair, why isn't she being accosted as well? a tsa spokesman says the agency has a policy that any head coverings that might conceal weapons can be searched. former tsa employee is facing grand theft charges. florida police say they caught him stuffing a stolen ipad down his pants. police say he had a systemic scheme for stealing electronics from luggage that he was screening. in the past six months, he has allegedly made off with $50,000 worth of stuff and then sold it on craigslist. too busy to stop for lunch? well, this might make you think twice. why eating at your desk could ruin your diet. we'll have that in two minutes. closed captioning of eyewitness news is brought to you by shreve & co. jewelers, a san francisco original. ,,,,
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closely on what they were eating. an hour later, the students were presented with a plate of cookies. those who focused on their lunch ate half as many snacks. the next time someone asks what you, you ate for lunch. >> double cheeseburger bacon mushrooms, the works. [ laughter ] >> reporter: remember, it's not just the food that fills you up. it's your memory of it, as well. so to enhance your memory of a meal, eat it and enjoy it and don't multitask while eating. that means no computer, no watching tv, no talking on the phone, no doing work. these are all distractions that keep you interest mindful eating. >> okay. [overlapping speakers] >> we always eat at our desks. >> we all do it. >> got to get stuff tonight. >> come down my desk when you're done. thanks, kim.
well, coming up, her life was marked by highs and lows. remembering first lady betty ford. >> and a million-dollar heist at a security company. the sneaky way the robbers broke in that is like a scene from a movie. if caught, they must be released. yet that's a death sentence for some threatened fish. why the rules aimed at saving them are killing them instead. >> it's got to be a better way. just has to be. >> elizabeth cook reports. coming up next. ,,,,,,
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lady, betty ford has died. lady, betty ford has died. she was 93. the widow of president gerald we continue to follow breaking news this hour. former first lady betty ford has died. she was 93. the widow of president gerald ford died this afternoon in her home in southern california. she was surrounded by family. sandra hughes takes a look back at betty ford's life, which was filled with plenty of highs and lows. >> reporter: betty blumer ford never expected to become first lady but she was thrust in the role when richard nixon resigned. she had been raised in michigan, spent time in new york city as a student of modern dance pioneer martha graham. she modeled and then married
twice the second time to a young lawyer just entering politics. 28 years were spent living in washington as congressman gerald ford's wife raising their foyer children. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> reporter: just weeks after her husband was sworn in as the 38th president of the united states, in the wake of the watergate scandal, the new first lady found out she had breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy. >> it came as a terrible shock, of course, to our family and to me. breast cancer had never entered my mind. >> reporter: at a time when cancer was spoken of in whispers, betty ford's forthright discussion of the subject was credited with saving thousands of lives. >> i would always think, well, when i did down those stairs, my husband is probably wondering, now which side did she say it was? >> reporter: in the 2.5 years she spent as first lady, she was candid about her opinions and didn't shrink from
controversy. mrs. ford favored the equal rights amendment was pro-choice revealed she had seen a psychiatrist and admitted she would probably try marijuana if she were a teenager. suffering from the stress of her one role, she became hooked on pain killing drugs and alcohol. after leaving the white house, yet still very much in the public eye, she entered a california hospital to kick the habit. >> i was very comfortable going public with my addiction and going to treatment. i had been very public about breast cancer and that had helped a lot of people. >> reporter: afterwards, she helped found the betty ford treatment center one of america's first prominent facilities devoted to drug and alcohol abuse recovery. mrs. ford served as its chairman and spent three or four days a week counseling patients there. work she said contributed to her own sobriety. >> i have always been open about my life. it's probably sometimes too much so. >> reporter: but betty ford's openness turned out to be her
greatest gift to her country. her frail presence at the funeral services for her husband of 58 years served as a poignant reminder of a woman whose reign as first lady while brief and unexpected was remarkable. sandra hughes, cbs news. well, tonight a jobless report that some analysts are calling shocking. the unemployment rate rose again last month to 9.2%. that is the highest level this year. but the worst noise is that only 18,000 jobs were created nationwide. experts were expecting 100,000. uncertainty over whether lawmakers will raise the nation's debt ceiling is keeping businesses from hiring. that's what president obama said today. he also organized that once congress reaches an agreement, businesses will have the confidence they need to add workers to their payrolls. leading lawmakers will work through the weekend ahead of sunday night's meeting with the president stores authorities say a well planned heist may
have -- authorities say a well planned heist may have netted over a million dollars for these in southern california. last night three men cut a hole in the roof and jumped into the commonwealth international armored security company in south el monte. three employees were locked up in the vault while the thieves grabbed cash that was likely meant for local atms. no one was injured. the "l.a. times" reporting the company is run by current and former police officers. summertime is a time to fish for rock fish and business is booming on party boats that tank fishermen out to catch them. there are plenty of varieties but some are overfished and they are illegal to catch. ironically, elizabeth cook found the rules aimed at saving them are killing them instead. >> reporter: glen hoover loves to fish. he has caught everything from wahoo and tonga to fish in mexico but on one recent charter boat trip off monterey -- >> there was probably 20 or 30
people on the boat. >> reporter: he noticed two protected species, the canary and yellow eyed rock fish were dying even though fishermen were supposedly doing the right thing by throwing them back in. >> they can't get back down under the surface. once we drifted away from the fish floating on the surface, the sea wolves would tear into it and eat it. >> reporter: we saw it happen, too when we went on another part boat. -- party boat. time and time again fishermen were tossing canaries back into the ocean where seagulls gobbled them up. it wasn't just the canary fish. it was the same with other fish too small to keep. >> it was like 100% mortality rate. they were all dying. i think it's happening every day. >> reporter: so what's going on? >> these fish are a little weak from being brought up. >> reporter: experts like captain tom say because rock fish are deep water fish they have to be released the right way to recompress. >> they need a little bit of help. they need to get down to the
point where they are neutrally buoyant and can swim away on their own. >> reporter: he is working with marine biologists to develop techniques to save them. he took us out to show us how. when they are reeled in from 180 feet down, rock fish develop an air pocket to survive. >> things get pushed out, their eyes might bug out. >> reporter: all that air makes them float and prevents them from going back down on their own. >> that can all be reversed. >> reporter: reversed by lowering them back down to depth. this video from researchers at oregon state shows a rock fish being lowered down in a milk crate. you can see the bloated fish literally shrink down to normal an swim away. >> sticking this through the membrane. >> reporter: on the huli cat they descend the fish with a special weighted hook. >> ready? one, two, three. we're going to give it 30 to 60 feet give a little tug on the
release so we bring it back up and no fish. >> reporter: studies have shown that this little low tech device could potentially save a threatened species. but tom's charter boat is one of the few that has one on deck that chooses to use it. we took our video to john budrick at the department of fish & game. have you seen something like this before happen? >> absolutely. this is something on board fishing vessels that don't use any devices. they should have a descending device on board and be prepared to use it. it is negligent. >> reporter: what are they doing about it. we have been distributing these brochures to anglers. >> reporter: but he admits fish & game regulation only forbid anglers from bringing canaries back to shore. there are no regulations about release techniques. >> there is a lot of ocean out there. and there is only so much to be done it patrol the day. >> reporter: he says that shouldn't be an excuse. >> i want something it fish for in the future. there's got to be a better way.
there just has to be. >> reporter: elizabeth cook, cbs 5. it is finally starting to take shape. how several new pieces of the bay bridge can give us a look into the future. and how you hold up something like that with wires, no thicker than a pencil. and the capital of fun? how a northern california city known for nut trees wound up in the running to be named the most fun place in america. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
giant streamers, left over from a 4th of july party. actually, they are a glimpse of you drive the bay bridge and can't miss them. looking like two giant streamers left over from a 4th of july party. actually they are a glimpse of the future. setting the stage for a high wire act. there are cat walks and there are cat walks. draped from the top of the new bay bridge tower this is our first look at the scale and shape of a bridge that will be
the only one of its kind in the world. >> the cat walks are almost in the footprint about four feet lower than where the cable is actually going to be installed. >> these on this side weigh 16.5 tons. the ones on the other side will be 29 tons for each cable. >> reporter: here hundreds of feet above the bay crews will hang a massive single suspension cable like a giant shoelace stretching from the eastern ind of the suspension span through a socket on the tower and then wrap around the corners of the western end. >> what you see here is the deviation saddle here on the end. that's going to allow the turning of the one single cable to wrap around both ends of the bridge. >> reporter: interest there, it's back over the top of the tower to be anchored almost exactly where it started. and that mile long cable is already coming together. east piece by piece in an east
bay warehouse. it starts with more than 17,000 steel wire strands. each is strong enough to hold a military issue hummer. 127 of those strands are squeezed together to make a band. then 137 bands are squeezed together to make this, the cable that will support the weight of the bridge. look for that cable to start appearing above the bay early next year. as for the final product -- >> 2013 that's our goal. the estimated cost for the new eastern span, about $5.5 billion. the original bay bridge built in 1936 cost $77 million. adjusted for inflation it comes out to $1.3 billion in 2011. a high-profile appearance even by l.a. standards. the royals are here. the surprising stop they are making. another nba big man and fan
favorite retires. and 49ers runningback anthony dixon gave up on his dream of playing baseball. why won't be giving his little brother batting tips, coming up in sports. hot in spots but temperatures taking a nosedive. we'll tell you what that means for your weekend coming up. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
wife kate got right to work in los angeles. angeles with the royals have arrived. britain's prince william and his wife kate got right to work in los angeles. sandra hughes is in los angeles with a preview of the royal couple's very full schedule. sandra. >> reporter: well, you're right about that. it's going to be a working weekend, dana. now, the royal couple was in and out of their business meeting here at the beverly hilton in beverly hills in an hour and were swept away by motorcade with five miles down the road to the consul- general's house where they will freshen up before their next event. >> reporter: prince william and kate touched down in
california. they were greeted by governor brown governor kicking off their high-profile american visit. it's also catherine's first time to the united states. the royals were quickly brought to bevel hill for a meeting with businessmen. >> a glimpse of the car would be enough. but if you get to see them, it would be spectacular. >> reporter: they are fresh off a canadian script where they battled in a canoe race and the prince landed a helicopter. the focus in canada was more about ties with the monarchy. here in california the couple will promote british industry and the prince's charities. tonight there is a reception at the british consul-general's home where the royal couple will be staying. >> it's very exciting. i never thought i would be next door to a royal. >> reporter: still some neighbors have signed no trespassing orders to keep the paparazzi away. >> if they attempt to gain further access in any of the prohibited areas, they will be arrested. >> reporter: this weekend they will attend a star-studded gala at this los angeles theater.
>> jennifer lopez and marc anthony will be there and potentially sitting with with prince william and kate. >> reporter: tomorrow prince william has a charity polo match in santa barbara. >> reporter: and $4,000 a ticket would get you inside the door for that polo event and up close and personal with the duke and duchess. a little more downtown on sunday, they are going to visit an inner city arts program on skid row. dana? >> isn't it sunny in los angeles where everybody is somebody, that everyone is gaga over these two? >> reporter: well, you know, i guess there are different levels of celebrity up. they're about up here. >> they get the big table in the center of the room. all right. >> reporter: right. >> thank you. >> does that mean if there is an "a" list, they're a-&, like a 4.5. vacaville, now we often drive right by it on our way to sacramento. >> maybe we ought to stop. according to the city, it's a
very fun town. yeah. because 174 cities entered the rand mcnally "usa today" contest which is an online deal. vacaville made the finals. but the city is facing some tough competition. they are the ski slopes of park city, utah and the beaches of myrtle beach, south carolina. >> i think that -- the nut tree. >> my wife loves it. they have the outlets up there. >> there you go. >> it's a winner. somehow we always have to make a stop there to rest. somehow we're there for three hours. [ laughter ] around the bay area today still hot in spots inland but we are cooling off inside the bay. the breeze is blowing and that will carry with it more low clouds and fog as we head in throughout the weekend. and that is going to help to drop the temperatures becoming more comfortable. we are still up into the 90s in some spots today. satellite image showing you fog at the coast, going to see more of that in the coming days and going to see these numbers below normal as we look toward the middle of the next week.
tomorrow sunshine and some mild numbers. 70s and comfortable mid-80s inland. inside the bay mostly sunny after patchy fog. 60s and 70s. 50s and 60s at the coast. still 88 right now, 71 in vallejo. a cool 59 the breeze blowing pretty good now into san francisco. if you plan to head around the state, 90s and triple digits in toward the central valley. 80 in lake tahoe. and 86 degrees in yosemite. high pressure getting out of the way now. we have a trough developing in the gulf of alaska. eventually a lot of that energy will dip into the bay area and we'll cool down for the weekend. this really is just the beginning of much cooler weather. looks like through the next week temperatures well below average. so plan on this. about 78 degrees sunny in san jose. 73 in fremont. only 58 with patchy fog in half moon bay. east bay temperatures much more comfortable by the afternoon. 60s and 70s inside the bay. some 80s inland. and the for the pay, well, you will see 70s -- north bay, well, you'll see 70s inland. plenty of sunshine at the
coast, 50s and 60s. but get a load of the next seven days. we are coming out of some of the warmest temperatures we have seen all summer and now we are going well below normal as temperatures come way down and looks like those are running cooler than normal through the middle of the week. stay with us. we'll be right back. ,, i'm just a piece of dust living at the corner of j and k, spending too many nights alone at the spacebar. will love ever find me? ♪ oh yes! ♪ what about love?! [ female announcer ] swiffer attracts dust. swiffer 360 dusters gets in hard to reach places. it picks up two times more dust than a feather duster using thousands of fluffy fibers to lock dust away. you're just my type! [ laughs ] [ female announcer ] swiffer gives cleaning a whole new meaning.
the rangers game... instead, he died tragically after falling shannon stone was trying to catch a baseball for his son last night it the rangers game. he died after falling over a railing in the left field bleachers. big concern today is the impact this will have on 6-year-old cooper stone who watched his dad fall nearly 20 feet. >> hearing a little boy screaming for his daddy after falling and then being home with my kids really hit home last night. >> you could hear the boy calling for his dad? >> yeah. you know, it's one of the main things i remember. so it's -- it's, uhm, definitely on my mind and in my heart. >> you could hear him saying, please, someone please get my son.
please check on my son. he is up there all by himself. one of the paramedics was right there and said, sir, we'll get your son. your son is going to be okay. don't worry about your son. and they just kind of kept carrying him, you know, carried him out. with a head injury, never take anything for granted. one minute this guy is just enjoying himself at a ballgame and then, you know, half hour later's dead. it's just very surreal. >> just really tragic story. on to nba news. he was the tallest player in the league but also one of the most fragile. and after nine seasons the 7'6" yao ming has decided to retire. the former number one pick was one of the best centers in the league averages 19 points and nine rebounds for his career. but he missed 250 games over the last six years due to injuries. he got a farewell message from another recently retired big man. >> going to miss you, one of the greatest players over it
come out of china one of the greatest players period. i'm going to miss you brother. enjoy retirement. let's go on vacation, br, me and you. stage 7 of the tour de france. tour highlights are never complete without a bike pile- up. mark cavernmark cavendish was first. of course make sure to tune into game day on sunday night. dennis will go one on one with al michaels back into the booth tonight for the giants-mets game on the mlb network. rashon dixon is the starting right handers for the stockton ports. if he ever makes it to the majors to the as, he won't be the only dixon brother. that's good for the local media. who is better looking? >> definitely me. i definitely want to say him.
have you seen his hair? >> i have. it's like some kind of mohawk but i'm definitely better looking. >> reporter: the competition extends beyond looks for the dixon brothers. 49ers runningback anthony dixon has more to worry about on sundays than dodging linebackers. >> when i'm out there on the field i'm definitely thinking about it because i know i got it hear from him. >> i feel like he can get a few yards on the carry i let him know. >> when i get in the car after the game, i got it hear why didn't you do this or what happened on this play or this dude laid you flat on the ground. >> reporter: there was only one person who could keep the sibling rivalry from getting out of hand, their mother. >> she has, you know, the older brother playing for the 9ers, rayshun playing in stockton, one brother playing for the tampa bay rays and she definitely fits the role of the perfect matriarch. she's tough and there is really no problem here because we know we always call miss dixon.
she will handle things. >> reporter: rayshun had a chance to follow in his brother's footsteps but he focused on baseball. as for anthony he wasn't exactly a two sports star. could very played baseball you think? >> definitely not. definitely not. [ laughter ] >> if i had a pitching coach, maybe i would have made it. he couldn't lay off it, couldn't see it. >> i could hit fastball, great defense but i couldn't hit curve balls. >> he pitched like a couple years. he hit like five guys in the head so they moved him to outfield. >> i stole bases, had a couple of jams but curve ball just ran me out the game. really did. >> i think that's what happened to you, allen. >> funny. >> see you at 10:00 and 11:00. >> caption colorado, llc firstname.lastname@example.org i . [ male announcer ] unisom helps you fall asleep faster and stay asleep. so i wake up rested. [ male announcer ] unisom.