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my fashion blog is about my personal style and things that inspire me. i like to think of myself as the voice of real girls. since i post new looks almost every day... i have to shop almost as often. t.j.maxx is great because i can score designer fashion... without spending like there's no tomorrow. that's what it's all about. fashion direct from designers. savings direct to you. i post for fashionistas... but i'm a maxxinista. t.j.maxx. let us make a maxxinista out of you. your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. good afternoon, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm grace lee. right now an oakland family and friends are remembering the short life of gabriel martinez, jr. the 5-year-old was shot to death last friday. his funeral started in the last
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hour. anne makovec joins from us outside saint elizabeth's church with more. >> reporter: a lot of heavy hearts here in oakland today. more than 100 people came to this memorial service. it is still going on. people remembering the life of a 5-year-old boy. >> beautiful, like really great. everybody feels really bad. it's like it hurts a lot of people. >> reporter: a tiny casket carries the body of 5-year-old gabriel martinez, jr., a little boy whose life suddenly ended a week ago. he was with his father near the family taco truck when he was shot on friday night on international boulevard. >> he loved. he didn't know you and if you didn't know him, you would know him because he would say, hey, i'm gabriel. come. come play with me. >> reporter: gerardo colin is gabriel's cousin. >> he is playingful. we own a ranch in american canyon. he used to go over there wearing his little hat riding horses. >> reporter: no one has been arrested for the shooting.
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the suspect is a black man in his 30s, 6', medium build, short hair, light complexion, wearing glasses and maybe a goatee. he was with a black woman in her 20s, 5'7", with long hair and a red jacket. they took off in a silver american-made car. >> very shocking. lets you know that people are evil. people have no regard to life. >> reporter: gabriel is the third little boy killed by gun violence in oakland since august. 3-year-old carlos nava was hit by a stray bullet on august 8 as he was being pushed by his mother in a stroller. on november 28, 1-year-old hiram lawrence was shot in his father's arms outside a liquor store. he was taken off life support in december. >> tragic. i mean, you know, what is this society do if they don't take care of their children? you know, it's just a tragedy. >> reporter: but today, it's all about gabriel, the little boy no one here will forget. >> gabriel was a good boy.
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a good boy. a good boy. gone too soon. >> reporter: now, oakland police don't believe that the little boy was the intended target in this shooting just that he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. crimestoppers is offering a $25,000 we regard leading to an arrest and conviction in this case. grace and frank? >> all right. anne makovec, thank you. police have now identified oakland's first homicide victim of 2012. 19-year-old isaac white was shot to death at east 25th and 19th avenue. anyone with information in that case is urged to contact the oakland police department tip line. and san jose investigators are checking to see whether gangs may be involved in the city's first homicide of the year. someone shot a man last night off alexander avenue. the victim died at regional medical center. so far, there are no suspects and no clear motive. police are also interrogating two men in connection with a shooting that
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shut down parts of the san francisco freeway overnight. at least three shots were heard near 9th and harrison streets. the men were detained after they climbed down a building. ford motor company is the latest automaker to open a research lab in the silicon valley near stanford university. they will investigate new ways to integrate phones and other personal devices in cars. ford also wants to develop safety systems that alert drivers when they are approaching another vehicle. the new office set to open in the 1st quarter of the year. the nation's unemployment rate is at the lowes level in three years. but so far that piece of positive news today isn't motivating investors into the market. here now with some words on that is jason brooks with kcbs and what's the deal? >> reporter: frank, certainly on the surface the december jobs report looks solid, a gain of 200,000 jobs. that doubles what we saw in november. the unemployment rate going down from 8.6 to 8.5%. but if you dig a little deeper,
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you see that about 42,000 jobs were mainly created for deliverers, companies like u.p.s. and fedex because of the shopping. those tend to be temporary jobs. so more than likely, they will come back out of the economy this month so the report pretty much is in line with expectations. but certainly even then, it is a positive trend that we have seen with more jobs being added to the economy. wall street's not overly impressed also dealing with the ongoing european debt crisis. that will continue to be top of mind. and italian bond yields rose to dangerous highs, considered unstainable. so we have some mixed action on wall street as a result. right now the dow giving up 42 points. tech sector doing well. nasdaq is up by 8. netflix shares up 8%. s&p down one point. >> thank you, jason brooks with
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kcbs and there is a new campaign to block the proposed santa clara stadium for the 49ers. the group, santa clara plays fair, launched a signature drive to block the financial plan for the structure. they need nearly 4500 valid signatures by january 17. that's in order to put the proposal before the voters. meanwhile the city as attorney's office is now looking into whether the petition drive is even legal. big waves brought our scores of people today to santa monica beaches. that's what authorities are trying to avoid in san mateo county. gil diaz shows us some of the safety precautions being taken ahead of this year's mavericks surf competition. >> like a horror movie. >> reporter: the wipeout that plagued the last mavericks surf competition is something no one wants to relive. so the san mateo sheriff's department is make the pillar point beach and the bluffs no zones for watching this year's event. >> you are going to have some people who like that and some
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people who don't as with any event. but the greater public safety is the main issue. >> reporter: more deputies, volunteers and roadblocks will be positioned at the entrance to pillar point. we saw spectators today having a hard time climbing down the treacherous cliff. local residents think the restricted access and viewing were good calls. >> people have to be protected from themselves. you have to be really careful out here. the tide is high and it can be dangerous. >> i think it's a longer term view of preserving the resource here because it's an amazing place and you hate to see it get spoiled by cliff erosion or the marsh getting screwed up. >> reporter: to appease the crowds, local businesses and hotels like the oceano will transmit a live feed. oceano will charge $25 for its first-ever mavericks invitational festival. a visiter from hawaii tested the waters this morning. >> this wave is a good right hander and i'm excited about it. a little nervous but that comes
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with the territory. >> reporter: mavericks organizers and law enforcement hope this year's restricted territory won't end up being a washout. >> you know, it's one thing to have, you know, the daily you know, uhm.... gathering of people that come out to utilize the bluffs and see the scenery. it's another thing to have 50,000 people sitting on the side of the cliff. >> reporter: everything kicks off at 2:00. after the opening ceremony, the competitors will paddle into the ocean and form a prayer circle paying respects to each other and to those who have died. reporting from half moon bay, gil diaz, cbs 5. counting down to the first republican primary. who is aiming at the president on the campaign trail. >> and the candidate who is being reconsidered by voters. >> plus the prime suspect in the natalee holloway disappearance is back in court. the request to delay his murder trial down in peru. plus, the tech problems causing headaches for sports fans who are just trying to score tickets to the london
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olympics. hi, i'm meteorologist lawrence karnow in the cbs 5 weather center. time to finalize those weekend plans! will we see sunshine or clouds? or maybe some rain? we'll talk about that coming up.
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new hampshire... four days before state's primar most of the republican candidates for president are running hard in new hampshire four days before that state's primary next tuesday. but mitt romney is enjoying a 20 point lead there. he is so comfortable he hopped on a many down in south carolina today. other candidates say romney is too moderate and cannot hold his own against president obama. but romney is focusing his attacks now on obama. >> this president doesn't understand how this economy works. it's time to get a president who does. >> as new hampshire voters weigh their options, some are
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taking a fresh look at this man, rick santorum who raised $2 million this week since the iowa caucuses but the social conservatives that helped him in iowa are much less of a factor this new hampshire. today a court in peru granted a five-day delay to joran van der sloot so he can decide how to plead in his murder trial. he said he accepts some but not all of the charges against him. van der sloot is accused of killing a 21-year-old woman in a hotel room in lima in 2010. he is also the prime suspect in the disappearance of american natalee holloway in aruba. computer glitches are causing a headache for those trying to buy tickets for the summer games in london. people hoping to snatch up tickets will have to wait until system is refreshed although tickets for soccer can still be purchased. hard to believe that's coming up. >> i know. >> this summer. >> so quick. >> time flies. still to come, the votes are in for the superhero primary. >> and the bay area consumers who want to buy american when
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it comes to new cars. the economic jitters that may have them holding off on those purchases. clouds beginning to part around the bay area, a little sunshine now showing up. will it last into the weekend? we'll talk about that coming up next.
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right now the nasdaq is the only live on wall street you can see the dow is down 44. right now the nasdaq is really the only major american market in positive territory. this despite positive news
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regarding unemployment here at home. those concerns over europe's debt crisis are keeping investors anxious on this friday. today also the euro fell to a 16 month low against the dollar. we could be paying a lot more at the pump soon. gas prices could hit $5 a gallon due to the rising tensions in the persian gulf between the united states and iran but as patrick sedillo reports, so far the fears aren't putting a dent in the auto industry. reporter: for the year -- >> for the years, sales for gm on all four brands were up. >> sales last year up 31% the best december since 2004. >> reporter: american cars are selling again. >> it feels like we have turned the page on the dark days of 2008-2009. >> reporter: it could be a signal that happy days are back, especially for fuel- efficient vehicles. at the san jose auto show, crowds of prospective buyers swarmed around the latest american models loaded with the newest gadgets. your hands are full, walk up, no problem.
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one unexpected by-product of the electric cars is something called range anxiety. that means you can go too far between charges and not have enough juice to make it home. once you have got to the 50 miles it's got an onboard generator that runs on gasoline. this person is looking but shy from the recession. >> i'm thinking about it. but it's still kind of scary. you know, it seems like we get mixed messages. sometimes it seems like the economy is getting better, sometimes not. >> reporter: so what's it going to take to get them into a car today? >> i'm looking around and seeing. if i find the right car at the right price i might get one. >> economy cars are nice but we want to hear the engines. you still want to go fast. >> reporter: these two say they are here because of patriotic duty. >> we try to keep america going. most consumers won't go out and buy a car unless they feel some kind of confidence in their job and income. >> reporter: reporting from san jose, patrick sedillo cbs 5. there will be a boost to the economy today when lawrence hits the stores for his weekend
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of fun. >> he is a bachelor this weekend. and look out, safeway, here comes lawrence down the peninsula. >> i'm on my way. >> filling that fridge. >> we are going to load up and have a great weekend. it should be a fantastic weekend if you have some plans outside. today looking good. just a few more clouds. a lot of fog early on this morning. you can see that one weak disturbance making its way through california but that is dying right now and as it does going to leave a couple of leftover clouds. partly cloudy skies at the coast. hazy sunshine inside the bay with temperatures there up into the 60s. tonight maybe a couple of more patches of fog at the coast. i think mostly clear, a little hazy inside the bay, patchy fog in the valleys, overnight lows in the chilly, 30s and 40s, but offshore winds will kick in. outside now looking good over the bay. high clouds moving in overhead. otherwise, temperatures just beginning to heat up. 55 degrees in concord. 50 in oakland. 54 degrees in san jose. looking like some nice weather around the state too. plenty of sunshine into the central valley. some 60s there.
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high country look good up into the 50s and about 60 degrees in ukiah. high pressure building in behind the system moving in. cooler today switching gears on the weekend. more of the offshore component of the wind will kick in and we'll see beautiful weather to the coast. watch out by the beaches though. those swells running big right now, 13 to 16 feet at the coastline but those should begin to subside toward the evening hours. temperatures looking like this today. plan on 64 degrees, sunshine into morgan hill. 62 in redwood city. 57 a couple of patches of fog in half moon bay. east bay temperatures up into the 60s and as you get inside the bay it will be haze you is but nice, 62 oakland, 57 stinson beach, 63 santa rosa. next couple of days more sunshine on the way if you have weekend plans looking good. high pressure building in. those offshore winds going to be kicking in around the bay area. and then we'll start to cool off as the sea breeze kicks in monday and tuesday. i know you guys have been waiting for the snow report. >> yeah. >> the high country they haven't seen anything in a
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month. but they are making snow up at heavenly, 21 lifts. [ laughter ] >> northstar we have 17 lifts open. partly cloudy skies. and sugar bowl looking good, five lifts open and guys, have a great weekend because i know that i am. [ laughter ] >> you have been talking about it all morning long. >> friday is a great day. >> absolutely. thanks a lot. there are doctors in southern california who now believe that red wine in moderation can deter breast cancer in women. medical researchers in los angeles found that women who drink daily 8-ounce glass of red wine develop chemicals in their blood that hindered the cancer. the results challenge previous studies that claimed alcohol increases the risk of the disease. britain's health ministry says it has found no evidence to recommend the removal of pip breast implants. it also offered to pay for surgery to remove them if breast cancer patients were worried. german health officials are recommending the removal of them. they are following the french,
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who cite studies that the implants could leak and cause health risks. the website for the now defunct company reports exporting the implants to more than 60 countries but they were not sold here in the u.s. coming up, san jose is the healthiest metro area in the country according to the a new study by the atlantic. >> the criteria included the percentage of people who smoke 9.8% in the san jose area. the percentage of people obese, just 19.1% in the silicon valley. napa number 4, santa cruz number 2. >> when i said coming up, coming up right then. like now. this is coming up. a new question to republicans running for president. which superhero would you be? >> we are going to tell you why next a 9-year-old survey that went viral on youtube. are there right now. ========== if you have a consumer problem or question, give our hotline a call, 1-888-5-helps- u. we have volunteers standing by right now. grace and i will be right back. ,
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it's time for this week's best buys so you can eat fresh and stay healthy and save some money and each and everyone week i bring three produce items you can check on. but there's a lot out there to save money on. we are going to start with one of my favorite, tangerines. the satsuma tangerine with the stem and leaf attached, easy to peel, no seeds, delicious, loaded with nutritional value.
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average price is around 99 cents a pound. i have seen them as high as 1.99. that's a great deal. they are so wonderful. golden pineapples in the market plenty coming in great for this time of year especially for ham. goldgreat in salsa. average price $2.49 each some as high as 4.99 but some stores have some at 1.99. white grapefruit from florida. the indian river valley of florida is bringing in some beautiful white grapefruit this time of year. average price for these that are coming in the white ones the large ones are about 99 cents per pound. so there you go. a few examples of this week's best buys. eat fresh, stay healthy and save some money. i'm tony tantillo, your fresh grocer. ciao. >> coming up tonight at 5:00 an armed intruder enders your home. it just hand to a greenbrae man. what your rights are when it
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comes to using deadly force when an armed intruder enters you home. >> what causing a major delay of aid for bay area residents coming up. she walked away with millions and tiger woods's ex- wife is free to spend it the way she wants but this you may think is extreme. she got a sweet deal, about $100 million from that divorce and tmz says she paid 12 million for this home in north palm beach, florida. and sa heed bulldozers plow it all down -- she had bulldozers plow it all down. originally the property had six bedrooms an eight bathrooms. it is another tight political race in the superhero primary. a 9-year-old boy asked presidential candidates if you could be a superhero, who would you be and why? >> i think i would be spider- man because the idea that you can swing from building to building in any town and save people who are in need, that would be awesome. >> so far superman if you
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wondering leading the pack with votes from former governor mitt romney and former candidate herman cain. rick santorum picked mr. incredible from the animated film by disney and pixar. >> looks like his dad's flip cam battery ran out before he could post the same question to ron palm. for the young filmmaker, the boy picked batman because of the gadgets. >> go ahead, lawrence. >> i want to be flash gordon because i want to get home as fast as i can now! [ laughter ] >> and with that note, we say so long. >> caption colorado, llc
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