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on chemotherapy who cannot be immunized and they depend on the rest of us to protect them. to engage in bullying and -- and -- and vitriol around this issue, that to me is very unfortunate. >> reporter: one to 5% of california's public schoolchildren are not vaccinated. the bill has hurdles to pass if it becomes law. if it does, it will only be the third state with such strict rules. anne makovec kpix 5. say good-bye to green lawns in contra costa county. the water board will consider mandatory water reductions of 25%. right now the district is asking for a voluntary cut back of 15%. the board will also take a look at possible rate hikes and consider a ban on watering your lawn more than twice a week. the alameda county water
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district is raising its rates. in fremont the lack of water is the not only concern. the aging infrastructure badly needs repairing and customers will have to pay for it. you will pay higher rates for doing your part to help. >> with this rate increase, the more water you conserve, the higher your bill will increase percentage wise. >> a spokesman from the water district says a decrease in use means less money for them and to make up for the lost revenue, they are proposing an 8% increase. in an effort to save water, the city council will consider new remodels homes to install plumbing system that recycles water through purple pipes. the recycled water could then be used for watering. >> the greywater when you wash your clothes will be diverted to your landscaping so i think homeowners will particularly appreciate that in these times of drought. >> city acknowledges the requirements would add to the overall price of the house but
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says the need to conserve water makes it necessary. in santa cruz mandatory water rationing begins may 1. the city council declared a stage 3 water emergency on monday. everyone will be required to cut water use by 25%. east bay m.u.d. declared a stage 4 emergency. residents there are required to cut back 20%. fine for the first violation $1,000. today the contra costa water district board considers mandatory cuts of 25%. so they are all playing for keeps now. >> yeah. we're starting to see those cuts across the board. you said tomorrow going to be really bad for allergies. this guy is already sniffling. >> i'm dying. >> i already took my allergy medicine at 3 a.m. >> i have been popping pills all morning. >> right, the eyes, nose. it will worsen each day. >> great. >> as the temperature warms up, air mass dries out, lack of wind and pollen settles on your nose. [ laughter ] >> super. go back to bed. it's in the 40s and 50s out the
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door. the winds are under 10 miles per hour. later today northwest breeze 5 to 10 increasing late day 10 to 20 and notice these numbers a significant jump. the highest temperature yesterday was 67 in livermore and concord. today we are going to be at least 10 degrees warmer than that. the seven-day forecast with record heat coming up but first here's liz. >> thank you, roberta. and the roadwork has actually been picked up now on that connector ramp near the dublin interchange southbound 680 to westbound 580. so you're doing well at 5:03 this morning heading into the pleasanton area. the only slow spot we're seeing is a little on 205 out of tracy beginning around mountain house but then it clears up past north flynn coming into the altamont pass. that southbound 680 ride if you caught that everything still looks good heading through the sunol grade. san mateo bridge, dumbarton, everything is quiet this morning. we are not seeing any high wind advisories like yesterday along the peninsula, 101 is clear. the overnight roadwork in burlingame wrapped up and mass transit including all bart trains are on time.
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so yeah, we're looking good so far on a wednesday morning. that's traffic. back to you guys. >> all right. thank you, elizabeth. this morning, biologists will try to determine why a large sperm whale washed ashore in pacifica. kpix 5 reporter kiet do is live at morey point. reporter: to get to this whale you go to the main entrance here in pacifica right off highway 1 take it straight west to the beach and boom, you'll get right to it. so we do have some video of this whale that's rolling around in the surf taken sometime at sunset last night. it looks like it is a 50-foot sperm whale that is the -- about the size of an adult sperm whale. it's not clear when it washed ashore. we did go down there to the network of trails where it is washed up did not smell anything just yet so it doesn't seem like it's decomposing very quickly. we have warmer weather on the way. later today scientists from the marine mammal center and the academy of sciences will
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perform a necropsy. good luck on that. this thing looks like it weight about 50 tons from what we're hearing how big an adult sperm whale is. so they have their work cut out for them. not sure if they will leave it out here tow it out to sea. we'll just have to wait and see. live in pacifica, kiet do, kpix 5. san jose one step closer to adding body cameras for its police officers. the mayor sam liccardo pushing for a new pilot program to begin testing the cameras. the mayor says it will help protect the public and cops in the wake of recent officer- involved shootings such as ferguson and tulsa. it is imperative that they get these. calls for body cameras have come from as high as the white house. but some activists say first, strict rules need to be in place. >> if they are going to turn them on when they already killed somebody or shut them off right when they're going to do it, how is that transparency? >> san jose city council will be trying to answer questions
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like that when it comes one a policy. and funding, the mayor wants no general fund money used. a petaluma man who coached softball faces serious allegations. 43-year-old kurt ludwigsen is accused of nearly 100 sex- related offenses involving female players at a new york college. petaluma police investigated him for inappropriate behavior back in 2013 but there was not enough evidence to charge him. the new york college fired him last month and police arrested him last week. the coach pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in new york yesterday. petaluma police are working with new york authorities. some people in contra costa county are upset that planned parenthood is teaching sex education classes at local high schools. the controversy involves schools in the acalanes union high school district and it's not so much what they're teaching but the politics that
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are associated with planned parenthood. opponents and supporters will have their say tonight. hillary clinton spent her first day on the campaign trail in small towns meeting with small groups of voters. hillary is in iowa crossing in a van. she ended her first day on the campaign trail at a steakhouse. part of her campaign is to be perceived as the champion of everyday americans. >> i couldn't walk away from what i see as the challenges we face. i'm near iowa to begin a conversation about how we do that. >> as for clinton's challengers, three republicans have launched bids so far. new jersey governor chris christie is among a handful of other candidates expected to enter the race. he will be in new hampshire today talking to voters. the obama administration plans to remove cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism.
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that could have big implications for improving relations betwee the two nations. the sting of being on the list continues to have a negative effect. now it's a question of how much the cuban government is willing to open in return. time now 5:08. a major milestone today for a bird found coated with a goo along the east bay. >> and dashcam catching this on video the shocking move police in arizona say may have saved a man's life. why his lawyer disagrees. >> and we have a new wreck to tell you about this time in san jose. is it blocking lanes affecting the morning commute? we'll let you know coming up. >> another or record warmth returning to the bay area and chances of rain, the complete forecast as the news continues right here
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its moons as seen from nasa's new horizon spacecraft. how about that? it's exploring the planet and its 7 moons. we should see sharper images in the coming weeks. an arizona police officer is cleared of wrongdoing after hitting an armed suspect with his cruiser caught on dashcam video, which is graphic. don champion has the story. reporter: the police dashcam video is difficult to watch but the arizona police officer says the action taken was necessary. >> that's not an easy decision there. that's a tough, tough, tough decision. >> reporter: the newly released video shows an officer slamming his patrol car into an armed suspect. before the encounter investigators say 36-year-old mario valencia robbed a store, invaded a home, stole a car, and then a gun and ammo from a walmart. >> you don't want to do this! you don't want to do this!
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>> reporter: when an officer confronted him from a cruiser, valencia showed the gun [ gunfire ] >> and even fired a round into the air. moments later officer michael rapiko slammed his cruiser into valencia. he survived and the officer has been cleared of any wrongdoing. >> you can sit back and monday morning quarterback this until you're blue in the face. give him another two seconds and maybe he would have -- give it another 10, 15 seconds, oh, my god we have a national tragedy on our hands. >> reporter: in a statement, valencia's attorney called it excessive force. it's disconcerting to watch the video, show wrote, because it appears that no officer ordered him to stop, drop the weapon to go to the ground. valencia was in the hospital for two days and then taken to jail. don champion, cbs news, new york. happening today, fast food workers are going on strike here in the bay area. the mcdonald's in san francisco's san francisco mission are protesting low
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wages and want $15 an hour. others will also be on strike today. 5:13. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> we'll go back out to san jose. we gave you a tease there was a crash there. it's not blocking lanes likely at this point because you can see there's no delay so far coming into san jose but the wreck is there. northbound 101 at mckee road. there may still be some activity on the right-hand shoulder for the most part. roads look relatively clear at this hour. we haven't seen too many hot spots since 4:30. here's a live look near the dublin interchange. i mentioned that roadwork was picked up on that connector ramp from southbound 680 to westbound 580 so we are just seeing the usual delays coming out of the altamont pass, highway 4, but this is sluggish to at least vasco now. the drive time hasn't picked up though beyond 17 minutes. so it's still technically in the clear in the green but yeah, highway 4 is bottlenecking as well between hillcrest and "a" street. 18 miles per hour there. but again folks are used to
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that. it's usually the time of morning we see that. we don't have any wind advisories. everything is quiet at the san mateo bridge, dumbarton, if you commuted those yesterday it might have been a different story but for right now everything is cleared to 101 and 880 is also moving fine all the way down to the south bay. and if you are traveling 880 in oakland, they picked up that overnight roadwork early, as well. we didn't see too much of it. it wasn't a full freeway closure like yesterday. oakland airport no problems getting there. caltrans crews are gone. and southbound 880 is fine into hayward. east bay travel times, i think we have shown you most of these already. 580, 880, and the eastshore freeway -- eastshore freeway is only 19 minutes right now heading from the carquinez bridge to the maze. somass transit is good no delays. let's get an update on the forecast on this spring
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morning. here's roberta. >> thanks, liz. good morning, everybody. we have 95 weather watcher in the area. let's see -- we have 95 weather watchers in the area. let's see if anybody is awake. let's check this. we only have time to look at one. this is 41 degrees gordon of san mateo, no wind, that is a good sign after we had wind gusts yesterday in excess of 40 miles per hour. looking out towards the bay bridge now, the winds are under 5. we have clear skies. current air temperature is 44 degrees in concord to 49 degrees in san jose. it is in the low 50s in san francisco. here's a look at some of those wind speeds. 7-mile-per-hour winds in fremont, this is realtime data, 9 in oakland, 10 in san francisco, north of the golden gate bridge, 26-mile-per-hour winds in fairfield and towards the straits and the delta.
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wind advisory in place until 6 p.m. tonight there. otherwise clear skies, brisk winds inland, and we'll have rain chances on april 22 and april 23. so let's keep our fingers crossed on that. that's next wednesday and thursday. high pressure is building in from the pacific ocean. it's going to pan out to be warmer today as the air mass warms up into temperatures 10 degrees warmer than yesterday in many inland spots. meanwhile nearly 80 sacramento, 77 redding, 25 going up to 54 in the greater lake tahoe area. here's a look at your pollen report. yeah, if you are sneezing and wheezing, i feel your pain. we're going to continue to be uncomfortable through the weekend with dry air. temperatures today into the 60s at the beaches, 70s bayside, 76 san jose. one of the warmer spots yesterday was livermore at 67. today 78 degrees. here's a look at your extended forecast. we have near and record warmth
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thursday, friday. the fog returns on saturday morning through tuesday. and that's when we see cooler temperatures. a chance of rain right here in the bay area on tuesday. thank you. four months after a mystery goo spilled in the bay, the final rescued bird is being released back into the wild today. the substance killed hundreds of birds and rescue groups have been taking care of those who survived. yesterday a state bill designed to better protect wildlife cleared the first hurdle. some emergency measures are only available when oil is spilled, and this bill would expand that to other substances. 5:18. justice for drivers. details on the plan that could save bay area drivers from making a pricy parking mistake. >> coming up in sports, the a's looking for their first back- to-back wins of the season as rookie kendall graveman takes the mound and giants looking for offense as they try to avoid another loss. jill schlesinger has top skills that might make you a
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competitive job candidate. reporter: college acceptance season has begun and with 32% of adults between the ages of 25 and 34 in california with a bachelor degree or higher, landing a job can get very competitive. there are some areas you should focus on if you are looking for a job now or in the future. the national association of colleges and employers surveyed its members for what they seek in new hires. the number one quality? leadership. nearly 78% of employers who participated listed leadership as one of the most important qualities. if you want more leadership experience, consider taking a course in leadership management or administration. and equally important is the ability to function as part of a team, courses in communication, business or participating on a sports team or an editorial board can show employers that you can work with others. another important skill is
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written communication. more than 73% of those surveyed ranked written communication high on a new hires list of abilities. finally, relevant work experience is preferred by
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we don't have a whole lot of hot spots yet so far but we'll take a check of the rest of your bridges plus mass transit. "kcbs traffic" is all coming up. the warriors wrap up the regular season at oracle arena tonight and it looks like steph curry has his shot dialed in for the play-offs. at practice yesterday he hit 77 three-pointers in a row and 94 out of 100. amazing. we all know he isn't just a practice player. he has already broken his own record for three-pointers in a season. warriors have the nuggets at oracle tonight and then it's either new orleans or oklahoma city in round 1 of the play- offs. it's early in the season but the last place giants had a perfect opportunity to gain some ground on the division leading rockies last night but their offense has gone ice cold only scoring 7 runs while batting .172 in their last five games. the giants hosting the rockies on madison baumgarner bobblehead night. top of the 2nd colorado up 1-0.
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tim hudson pitch gets away allowing dickerson to score, 2- 1. hudson allowed three runs in evan sings. bottom of the 8th 3-1 rockies with a runner on. posey looks to tie the game but the catch is made. colorado wins 4-1 and the giants have now lost five straight. fans wanting to leave early after the game versus the a's. oakland rookie starter kendall graveman five shutout innings with his first career win in major league baseball. top of the 6th, a's lead 1-0. butler doubles to right. ben scores from first to make it 2-0 and butler has now had a hit in every game this season. oakland would win 4-0 over the astros, their first back-to- back wins of the year. a special day today. the warriors wrap up the regular season tonight. i'm andrea nakano with your sports. play of the day, coming out of new york city. we got the phillies, the mets
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top third, 4-1 mets. herrera down the left field corner but nieuwenhuis makes the nice grab, the backhander to his knees makes it look easy out there in left field. the bearded 101 more time: play of the day right there. >> good one. 5:25. a warning from washington says airliners could be vulnerable to hackers even while in flight. >> public health or parental rights? the vaccination debate turns ugly. we'll let you know what's ahead as the bill is up for another
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cameras on police are closer to realities in san jose. what they want to do before making it official. >> watered officials voted on new restrictions to help ease the state's historic drought. >> near and record warmth returning to the bay area plus when to expect rain. >> and it looks okay right now if you are heading to the bay bridge. the metering lights remain off. "kcbs traffic" is coming up. good morning, it's wednesday, april 15. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. happy wednesday, it is 5:29. the push to require more children in california to get vaccinated has taken an ugly turn. anne makovec explains. >> reporter: the people against the bill are organized and passionate saying vaccine regulations tramp on their parental rights. the entire capital building is under heightened security in sacramento. that vaccination bill heads to a senate committee today for debate. dr. richard pan is the senator
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behind the bill that would make it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children getting rid of the "personal belief" exemption in the current law. pan got threats through email and facebook one post calling him hitler. the chp ordered extra secure for pan. he is not concerned. >> to engage in bullying and -- and -- and -- and vitriol around this issue is unfortunate. >> reporter: under the bill, only medical exemptions would be allowed for children with health problems. 1 to 5% of california public schoolchildren are unvaccinated and parents opposed to the bill say they would homeschool their children if it passes. live in the newsroom, anne makevoc, kpix 5. say good-bye to the lush green lawn in contra costa county. today the contra costa county water district board will consider mandatory water reductions of some 25%. right now the district is
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asking for a voluntary cut back of 15%. the board will also take a look at a possible rate hike and consider a ban on watering your lawn more than twice a week. there will be a public hearing on the rate increase in june. less will cost more in alameda county water district. they are under a new rate hike. in fremont the lack of water isn't the only concern. it's an aging infrastructure that needs repair. the district says it must charge its customers more to pay for the repairs. that means even if you're conserving, you're going to pay 8% more under the new rate hike. >> which is hard to take. but at the same time, we are dealing with a historic drought. >> that's about 10 or $12 every two months. it is an aging infrastructure. and there's more people trying to tap into it than ever before with more people living right here in the state of california. we have rain in the seven- day forecast. we'll feature that but right now, let's get you out the door with the current conditions. we have clear skies. wow, look at that! it's the moon. the camera is dancing around a bit because the winds right
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there at mount vaca blowing out of the north 26 miles per hour. we have a wind advisory for the carquinez bridge and delta straight. winds under 10 miles per hour no advisories for the immediate san francisco metropolitan area. temperatures in the 40s and 50s out the door. later today, a jump up to 10 degrees in many locations inland. in fact, yesterday it was 67 degrees in livermore and today 77 to 78 degrees. mid-70s across the santa clara valley. 70 in san francisco. near or record warmth thursday and friday. onshore flow on the weekend means cooler temperatures. we have a chance of rain wednesday and thursday. the pollen report is coming up at 47 minutes after the hour. >> all important sneeze report. thank you, roberta. let's see, let's go out the door. it's been relatively quiet overall i have to say for this
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morning's commute as incidents go but the congestion is picking up especially now that we're heading into the 5:30 half-hour so right now westbound 580 is heavy. you can see the bulk of the traffic coming out of the altamont pass and tracy, the commute started early this morning. as you can see, the heaviest is from that 205/580 split to at least vasco now slow in pockets then out to the dublin interchange. highway 4 a mess in antioch. that's "kcbs traffic." back to you guys. >> thank you. an endangered sperm whale washed ashore in pacifica. kpix 5 reporter kiet do is live it the latest. >> reporter: just to warn you here we have some people roaming around here so there might be some language being spoken that might not be tv- friendly. but i'm going to step out the door here and show you the
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trail that leads to where the whale is. this is at morey point in pacifica. right off highway 1. if you take the main entrance straight west that's where this whale is. we have video of where this whale was last night around sunset. you see it rolling around the surf there. we are told it's about 50 feet long and that is roughly the size of an adult whale. we're hearing it might be a sperm whale. not clear when it washed ashore. we went down a little way down there. there was no smell of decomposition but the weather is warming up. later today scientists will perform a necropsy. it weighs up to 50 tons when fully grown. so they have their work cut out for them. live at morey point in pacifica. back to you. >> thank you. 5:34. public unrest over police shootings brought protestors out in droves around the bay area yesterday. the police station downtown oakland was the target of
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graffiti. others blocked traffic on the on-ramp to the nimitz freeway near jackson street. they held up signs and banners that said stop murder by police. six people were arrested for trespassing on the freeway near the bay bridge. angry protestors storming san francisco city hall as well after the rally protestors went inside blew whistles disrupted the meeting of the board of supervisors. while in san francisco's mission district, protestors took to the streets blocking traffic there and caused a lot of commotion. there were no reports of any damage. recent police shootings across the country are putting pressure on police departments and some say officers need to be equipped with body cameras. it's something san jose has been talk about for years. as len ramirez tells us, now the cameras may be one step closer to reality. we have seen that body-worn cameras can be very effective in improving accountability, protecting the public and also protecting police officers. reporter: mayor sam liccardo is pushing for a pilot program to begin testing body cameras this fall.
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in san jose it's all about how to pay for a system that could run into millions of dollars just for storing video and how the cameras will be used. >> we have been conferring with the police union and with other stakeholders, the d.a., public defenders and others, to ensure we find the right balance. >> reporter: independent police auditor ladoris cordell has been calling on san jose to do this for three years. >> cell phones have changed policing forever and since the public can record the police, the police should be recording what they do. >> reporter: but to one group, protesting recent police shootings, strict rules need to be in place for when the cameras are on and off. >> if they're going to turn them on when they already killed somebody or they're going to shut them off right when they do it, how is that transparency? how is that valid? >> reporter: the city council will be trying to answer questions once and for all when it comes up with a policy. the other question is funding. the mayor has already said he wants no general fund money used for body cameras. in san jose, len ramirez, kpix 5.
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>> under that pilot program, 12 officers would wear the cameras for four months starting in the fall. well, some disturbing allegations against softball coach from sonoma county. 43-year-old kurt ludwigsen is accused of nearly 100 sex- related offenses involving female players at a new york college. petaluma police investigating for possible sex crimes in 2013. but there wasn't enough evidence to charge him. last months, ludwigsen was fired by the college. police arrested him last week. >> we're talking about a repeated pattern of touching breasts, buttocks, kissing on the lips, unwanted contact. >> coach pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in new york. petaluma police are working with new york authorities. two bart workers killed on the train tracks in 2013 did not have a lookout. the ntsb released its report on the deadly accident yesterday. that was their finding.
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they say the workers received authorization to be on the track without a lookout watching for trains. the general manager of bart released a statement on the findings saying, bart has made significant changes to its track-side procedures to provide additional safety measures for our workers including slowing down trains when workers are nearby and stopping trains if workers are within six feet of the tracks. they also mandated a lookout to be in place. chevron has the go-ahead to modernize the refinery in richmond. a contra costa county judge lifted an injunction today, allowing chevron to start work next year. environmentalists sued saying it would increase pollution. chevron wants to up great pipe safety and make a new more efficient hydrogen plant. 5:38. strong earnings reports are sending stocks a little higher. jill wagner of joins us now. good morning. >> reporter: good morning,
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frank and michelle. strong earnings from jpmorgan chase and wells fargo sent stocks higher yesterday. the dow was up about 59 points, the nasdaq down almost 11. european regulators are taking aim at google. they are launching an antitrust investigation against the search engine. they say google hurts consumers because it favors its own products and services this search results. google to case billions of dollars in fines. low gas prices are taking the buzz out of electric car sales. gm's the latest automaker to drop the price of electric cars because of slowing sales and cutting more than $1,600 off the price of a chevy spark. nissan, ford and mitsubishi have all lowered electric car prices over the last two years. frank and michelle? >> well, jill, today of course is tax day and we hear some companies are helping lighten the mood. that's what about? >> >> reporter: yeah. a lot of stores are offering some really good deals so boston market people who get a
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buy one get one free meal great american cookies is going to be handing out free sugar cookies. you do have to ask. they are not just handing them out. then at hard rock cafe locations you can get a free burger but you do need to sing. you literally need to get on stage and sing for your supper. >> you have to earn it. >> reporter: i think it's worth it right? >> think so, free food, why not? sending the feds all that money? might as well get something free, for crying out loud. thank you, jill wagner of percy sledge died yesterday and even if you don't recognize his name, you have probably heard his most famous song. ♪ when a man loves a woman ♪ >> percy sledge soared to stardom with that song. the former hospital orderly averaged more than 100 performances a year. he was inducted into the rock
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and roll hall of fame in 2005. sledge said he never expected the success. >> it was 4 of us really that put this song together. actually you see lewis and wright on the record but me and mr. richard also had a big part of doing it so i just gave the writers rights to lewis and wright because they was good friends and nice guys. if i knowed it was going to be a big hit like that, i wouldn't have. [ laughter ] >> percy sledge was 73. >> classic. it is 5:41. best boss ever? maybe. coming up the tech ceo explains why he raised the company's minimum wage to $70,000 a year. >> and a live look now at 880 in oakland, doesn't look too bad from this vantage point. but elizabeth wi
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we have a little glimmer of hope out there this morning. the sun officially makes an appearance at 6:36. but we're already seeing some clear skies, diminishing winds, near and record warmth moving this way. we'll pinpoint those days to expect it as the news continues. the city of boston will mark the second anniversary of the 2013 marathon bombings today. there will be a moment of silence at exactly 2:49 eastern time. the time the first two bombs exploded right near the finish line. church bells will then ring throughout the city. boston mayor declared today april 15 as "one boston" day. the words are meant to honor the city's resilience.
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a new report says hackers have easier access to commercial airplanes these days. that's because in many newer planes the cockpits are we should to the same wi-fi systems the passengers use. hackers could get into the system and virtually take over the plane. they say the faa needs to make sure it doesn't happen. park in a metered spot in san francisco and you might notice something new. the city is placing these stickers on the meters listing what times cars will be towed to prevent what many call unfair tows. people say they don't see the posted signs or the information is unclear. a tow in the city costs about $500. san francisco transportation authorities say the new meters also programmed not to accept credit cards when they are not supposed to park there. >> there's nothing worse when you park and then you have read 15 signs, don't park here on tuesdays because they clean the streets, don't park on wednesday. >> it's confusing. got that, check -- oh, i got to
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move the car. >> hopefully the stickers will clarify it. i have been towed once before and it cost me $800. ugly. all right. thanks, guys. let's go out the door. so first if you are heading to the bay bridge they just turned on the metering lights almost 10 minutes ago at 5:38. so unfortunately, we have slow traffic even once you get past the metering lights. you can see the delays up the incline from the base of the incline to at least treasure island and again it's just beginning to stack up in the cash and fastrak lanes but let's talk about a couple of things going on later this evening that could cause some traffic jams. at&t park the giants take on the rockies at 7:15. on the other side of the bay in oakland we have wars versus the nuggets and tip-off at 7:30 over at oracle. right now, everything looks great though if you are heading past oakland coliseum or oakland airport no delay, you can make out the taillights to make it bigger and you can see
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it. 15 minutes between 238 and the macarthur maze. southbound 880 is also okay so far. it's free and clear all the way down into hayward. sometimes it bottlenecks right there on the approach to highway 92. we are not seeing any delay on the sensors yet. we have always have to include that "yet." dublin interchange you can see the commute is picking up in the westbound lanes in the commute direction. but the drive time has dropped a little bit. it was in the red a little while ago. now it's down to 23 minutes between the altamont pass and 680. so it is fluctuating now. the commute is obviously picking up steam. no accidents, but the usual delays are picking up out of the altamont pass and the livermore valley. remember kcbs, our radio partner, when you hit the roads at 106.9 fm or 740-am. that is your latest "kcbs" drive to work. with the forecast, here's roberta. >> drum roll because it is time for our weather watcher program. let's see who is checking in with us this morning. wow! you guys are working with me.
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i think they're up doing their taxes! [ laughter ] >> they're working with us here this morning. 45 degrees brian, 45 in fremont. the winds are under 10 miles an hour. that's good news because yesterday we had gusty winds in excess of 40 miles per hour. this is the scene right now at mineta international airport with the winds nonexistent. the air temperature currently is in the 40s. it is 51 degrees in san francisco. 51 degrees in oakland. as we take a look at these wind speeds you will notice that they are all pretty much under 10 miles per hour. but then once we get north of the golden gate bridge, 11 in san rafael, 26 in fairfield and that's where we have a wind advisory in place until 6:00 primarily the carquinez strait and the delta. here's what we need to know heading on out on this wednesday, "hump day"! light winds this morning, increasing out of the northwest 10 to 20 during the afternoon hours with that wind advisory in place. next chance of rain returns to the bay area on tuesday.
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right now we're looking at high pressure over the eastern pacific moving closer and closer to the state. it's a pretty huge dome and it encompasses a lot of dry air mass associated with it. i wouldn't be too surprised if we see red flag warnings go into effect because we are going to experience some pretty dry conditions over the next several days. 78 degrees at the state capital. it is currently 25 going up to 54 in the greater lake tahoe area. this is your pollen count, not pretty. we have very high counts of allergies in the atmosphere, blame it on the mulberry, oak and ash. temperatures today in the 70s, at least 11 degrees warmer throughout the tri-valley today. you will feel the difference. 76 in san jose with that northwest wind 10 to 20 miles per hour. here's the extended forecast. near or record warm temperatures thursday and friday. then we see the return of the onshore push on friday night resulting in cooler temperatures over the weekend. a chance of rain tuesday and i want to put something out there
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for you. i have been noticing the boys reporting some very large waves out there. i think by friday morning,ated to eleven feet swells. >> wow. >> clean surf as well so get the boards ready. >> waxed up. >> why not? >> all right. yesterday, men and women honored equal payday. the goal here is to highlighted the wage gap between the sexes. they say a woman needed to work all last year through the 104th day of 2015 to earn what a manmade. a seattle based tech company is doing its bit giving their employees one monster raise. ceo dan price announced a minimum $50,000 salary for everyone that works at gravity payments, increasing to $70,000 within three years. the decision was inspired by a study that showed that emotional well-being rises as income rises. the move will cut the company's profits almost in half. employees were stunned. but giving each other high
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fives. [ laughter ] >> the ceo took a pay cut. he made a million dollars and going down to $70,000. so he is going to walk the walk himself. so good for them. by the way, they got 500 resumes right now which is not
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get a free quote at currently clear. tonight giants baseball action and tim lincecum on the mound for the good guys. game time at 7:15. a temperature of 58 degrees. clear and breezy. it is jackie robinson night at the ballpark. enjoy. here's a live look at our sensors coming through highway 4. we do have a new wreck just coming in heading into pittsburg. and then we have our usual traffic jams in antioch. tell you all about it, travel times all coming up. a mountain lion hiding under a mansion in the hollywood hills finally came out on its own. the lion known as p-22 has been spotted in the area for years. but on monday, the big cat took cover in the crawl space under a house.
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crews tried tennis ball launchers and beanbags to coax it out. yesterday it left. now no knows where he went. for the first time this year a wave of illness sickened passengers aboard a cruise ship. more than 200 people on two ships docked in san diego now. 116 passengers on board the legends of the sea came down with vomiting and diarrhea and on the monday, celebrity infinity returned to port when 112 passengers and crew came down with a norovirus. passengers say it felt like food poisoning. we have video from inside the cabin of an alaska airlines flight when people realized something wasn't right. [ noise ] >> passengers heard backing from below shortly after take- off. alaska airlines says a groundworker fell asleep in the cargo hold yesterday and woke up when the plane took off. the l.a.-bound flight returned to seattle. the worker was not hurt. we still don't know if he will
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keep his job. time now 5:56. a 50-foot sperm whale washed ashore on a bay area beach. today biologists will try to figure out what killed the giant mammal. >> the vaccination debate returns to the state capital today. there's extra security there this morning. as the emotional argument turns to threats. female announcer: get on board for better sleep! it's sleep train's interest free for 3 event! get three years interest-free financing on beautyrest black, stearns & foster serta icomfort even tempur-pedic. plus, get free delivery, and sleep train's 100-day low price guarantee. you'll never find an interest rate lower than sleep train's interest free for 3 event, on now! ...guaranteed! ♪ sleep train ♪
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good morning, i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. nearly 6:00 on this wednesday. the push to require more children in california to get vaccinated has taken an ugly turn. anne makovec explains. reporter: the state senator now who proposed the bill is receiving death threats.
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another big debate is set for today. that's how riled up people are. the entire capital building is under heightened security. this is a live look at the capital in sacramento this morning. that vaccination bill heads to senate committee for debate. dr. richard pan, who wrote the bill that would make it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children, it would get rid of the "personal belief" exemption in the current law and a well organized opposition says that it tramples on parents' rights. pan received threats through email and on facebook. one post referred to him as hitler. the chp ordered extra security for pan but he says he is not concerned and stands by his bill. >> children who may have a chronic condition like cancer and on chemotherapy who cannot be immunized and they depend on the rest of us to protect them. to engage in bullying and -- and --and vitriol around this issue, that to me is very unfortunate. >> reporter: one to 5% of california's public schoolchildren are not vaccinated. the bill has hurdles to pass if it becomes law. if it does, it will only be the third state with such strict rules. anne mak


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