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the boost in moral and military progress for anti government rebels in libya. the latest it appears dark days are ahead for city workers in san jose as the budget axe looms once again. >> transit workers in san francisco one step closer to going on strike. >> it is 8:00 a.m. eastern weekend thanks for -- easter weekend thanks for joining us i am ann makovec >> i am jim bernard in taking a look at your weekend weather. lovely for sidewalk cafe which is >> okay and easter egg hunts? >> not bad. cloudy skies, chance of spring showers but i don't expect it
to amount to much more than a few sprinkles, more cloudrain across the bay this weekend we will officially keep that threat of showers in there but again i don't think it will ruin anybody's easter egg hunt. partly cloudy across the bay, slight chance of spring showers, near normal as we expect mid-60s for the warmer locations here through the weekend, better chance of rain arrives on the here ryeson come monday and we will talk about that -- horizon and we will talk about that in your complete forecast. rebel forces in libya gaining ground yesterday they got a morale boost as mccain met with rebel leaders. he believes the u.s. needs to pledge more support for rebel forces. >> reporter: the battle took a turn for the rebels side with the capture of a building used by gadhafi loyalist snipers, that it counts as a battlefield
victory is why predator drones could make a difference. add it to a one day fact fighting mission this was the best weeks the rebels have had for some time. mccain called the members of the council a powerful and hopeful example what a free libya could be. >> they need to have sanctions that are on them on the provisional council to be lifted, they need to have in my view recognized by the united states. >> reporter: council members think they have found a friend in high places. >> we understand basic demands of the libyan people, so we are happy, glad, proud. >> reporter: rebel military effort got a vote of confidence but not a total commitment from the senator >> they also need weapons but those i think could be provided by other countries. >> you are not seeing the u.s. providing weapons for them? >> i think we could facilitate as we did in the afghan conflict against russians, but
i think other countries are able to do that. >> in a senators view what the rebel fighters need most are anti armor weapons, targeting equipment and above all better communication. as big a morale booster as senator mccain's was, the simple fact remains the conflict here is at a stale mate and neither high profile support or predator drone strikes will allow a quick fix. on to the troubles in syria, several human rights groups condemning attacks by the syrian government they claim have last dozens of protestors dead. yesterday was the single deadliest day since the demonstration started last month. as many as 76 people were shot and killed friday and estimated also 300 people have died since security forces began nary crackdown on demonstrators five weeks ago the national organization for human rights in syria is calling for a
judicial investigation into the shootings. closer to home a court date has been set for security guard at the company electronic arts, he is charged with sexually assaulting a woman who cleans the offices there. the san jose mercury news reports, the trial starts june 6th yesterday he pleaded not guilty he is accused of sexually assaulting this woman three times inside the company's offices in redwood city he allegedly threatened to have her fired or immigration status challenged if she fought back. going viral on youtube that is what is happening with san francisco's muni transit system after a passenger posted another unflattering video showing another muni train door left open the operator has been put on paid non-driving status, pending the investigation. the person who shot the video wanted to remain anonymous. >> pretty scary you know since there are times i get on the bus and it is completely packed
and i am scared to stand by the door now. >> that passenger says the operator looked at the door but left it open. the video was posted weeks after another youtube video surfaced showing another door left open on another l train muni officials say that operator did not follow safety protocol and that driver has been fired and muni fired two other employees including one caught on tape texting and driving. >> on the heels of those videos, muni transit operators are ready to go on strike if contract talks break down current contract does have a no strike clause but the union spokesman says that clause is quote open for legal interpretation and has never been tested the city attorney is warning his office will take legal recourse in the event of a strike or even threat of one >> governor brown makian appearance in san jose speaking to a group of silicon valley
ceos. trying to get his budget passed in sacramento is like being sheriff in the ok corral. getting republicans onboard to approve a ballot measure has been challenging. >> also in san jose the city's budget gap could mean a trip to the unemployment line for 600 city workers. san jose trying to close a $115 million deficit and the city is preparing to notify workers ranging from police officers to librarians, last year the city eliminated more than 700 position and laid off 215 employees, firefighters and three other unions have already agreed to 10% cuts in pay. another target store is coming to the bay area, after heated debate san raphael city council approved plans for a large target store there the council voted 3-2 in favour of amending the zoning laws to
allow the 137,000 square foot store the city will earn millions in fees and taxes from target, some local merchants though, say a big box store like target is going to hurt their businesses. others say the giant retailer will be bringing money and jobs to the city. some pricey peninsula real estate is off the market this morning a palo alto office building has been bought by germany's deutsche bank for $64 million, that is $900 a square foot that shatters the going rate for office space in palo alto. that price per square foot was the largest price per square foot of any building that had been sold in the united states in the last three years. >> the sales puts the building in the neighbourhood on some of the top commercial real estates in the country. it could be a positive sign for the silicon valley real estate market which is still reeling
from the dot com bust it features two open air atriums, under ground parking fitness center and bonus, a cal train station right across the street. california lottery officials say the clock is ticking for one lucky win tore claim their prize an unclaimed lottery ticket was sold at a shell gas station, el camino real in san bruno 2 months ago worth almost $227,000 the winning ticket if you have a ticket sitting around, you might want to check it, matched 5 of 6 numbers, 15-22-23-48-55 only the mega number 31 kept it from being a multi million dollar prize lottery officials say winners have up to 6 months to claim their prize they would not release the specific date though that is one way winners are verified. boy you buy a ticket and don't check it against the winning numbers? >> a lot of people -- well, you know how much paper do you have
you lose those things? a lot of people scrambleling. >> hopefully no body threw that away. >> it can happen. it can also happen we have a sunny afternoon across the bay here. slight chance of showers, but not going the ruin anybody's parade, or easter hunt as we see most of the moisture here today is held aloft in the form of cloud cover we will expect that to continue on and off through the day as it looks like a lovely spring pattern, taking shape, finally we are out of the heavy rains of last month, i think officially we can claim spring has arrived, and any shower activity, crossing the area here, next couple days will be light spring like officially. >> okay. >> well, if you make it official it is indeed official. >> there you go. >> jim bernard said it first. maybe not but officially. all right. coming up this morning more than just writing on the walls in one bay area city, just ahead one man's mission to help neighbourhoods and young people who live there.
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well, if you or anybody you know is flying out this morning, be aware of this the main airport in st. louis is closed after a tornado ripped through the terminal last night check out this video of the damage. the tornado swept through the main structure knocking over a minibus into an embankment shattering glass and tearing through the metal at least five people were hurt, no reports of serious injuries though the airport is going to be closed indefinitely as part of the roof was ripped off flights to and from st. louis have been diverted to other cities, so one of the cases where it can be a ripple effect check your flight if you have connections
to and from that area. >> some severe damage there. it is peak season for tornadoes and severe weather across much of the midwest. spring under way there as well. as we lookout side peak spring weather for us means something entirely different, mild pattern across the bay slightly cooler temperatures mix of clouds out there today and as i said slight chance of showers lingers in our forecast here for the next couple days, not going to ruin anybody's easter egg hunt or parade or whatever festivities you have including your golf game shower activities that show up will be brief and light. i expect nothing more than a few drops as we see most of the moisture today is lost in the form of cloud layers in and around the bay partly cloudy throughout the region. slightly cooler today mostly cloudy conditions at the beach where that better chance of rain arrives here through the afternoon and abegun we will continue with the chance of showers through the weekend but there is probably more rain drops in this picture than we
will see across the area. if we get anything at all, as we see a relatively weak pattern, diffuse cloud cover and as it thins out so goes the chance of showers even in the high country sierra where they are looking at a threat of snow above 7,000 feet that too will be very light and hit or miss type drops or snowfall if any at all, so a few easter clouds through the weekend, slight chance of showers continuing, best chance of rain monday, we might pick up rain monday but even that will be on the light side less than a 10th of an inch most locations other than a few drops maybe enough to wet the streets, partly cloudy skies through the weekened these computer models are looking wetter than it does out the window if you lookout side right now you will find a mix of clouds here and again, nothing that looks too threatening at the moment but as you can see come monday morning things look to be
moistening up across the bay and could leave a little rain around for your monday morning commute here but generally speaking, we will look for more clouds and rain here with the chance as i mentioned light showers up in the high country sierra, breezy conditions there as well snow levels running 6500 feet lake levels, 5,000, that means it will be rain right at lake level snow up in the mountains and the spring run off will continue as temperatures peak out upper 40s. low 50s around the bay more of the same, no spring run offs to speak of here as again upper 50s at the beach in the mid-to low 60s elsewhere in and around the bay warmer locations, fringe locations, napa, santa rosa, liver more mid-60s. and as we look at the 5 day forecast we see that threat of showers in the picture for the weekend into the beginning of the week look what happens there after as we again expect high pressure to build into the region, drying things out and bringing a lot more sunshine
and warmer temperatures back to the area as once again we head into the mid-to low 70s by next weekend looks like that dry pattern will continue, through next weekend. so, some classic spring shower activity here for the easter holidays, otherwise, looks like a mild pattern to continue, slightly cooler temperatures, certainly tolerable. >> no one will get sun burnt on easter egg hunts. >> you could but not too wet though. >> sounds good thanks jim. >> some young people in the bay area discovering creating murals can make a difference not just in their own lives but for their neighbourhoods as well a san francisco man behind the murals this week's jefferson award winner reporter: teacher holly friel shows how muralist josef norris took a graffiti-laced wall at ida b. wells continuation high school and transformed it into a block-long masterpiece with 150 students over three years. >> what i love about these murals is that you have all
these kind of buried jewels. >> it's a big blank wall with a few tags all the time. and now it's a beautiful work of art. >> what we had here was something special. >> reporter: josef is founder id serve,er: josef is founder nonprofit that creates murals with san francisco students from preschool to high school. >> usually an aha moment where we start laying tile on a blank wall and after a few weeks, the young artists kind of get it, that they're really transforming their city. >> reporter: josef helps students create sections of the mural to illustrate their class lessons on women's history, sports pioneers and music. >> we worked on this during art class. >> reporter: 18-year-old arrgitu osman designed a tile on muhammad ali. she says the mural brought the curriculum to life. >> it makes learning about history more fun and appealing for kids my age. >> reporter: this classmate julie zhu enjoys it when her family drives by the mural. >> it's kind of like a sense of pride because you get to, you
know, contribute to something like that. >> reporter: over the last 12 years, josef has helped thousands of kids create about 100 murals all over san francisco, all outside, all permanent. id servet. 1998 after taking a job creating a mural with schoolchildren. armed with grants and donations, he worked with many children in high-risk neighborhoods. >> these projects really are about kids being able to do something very visual, very public, permanent out in their neighborhoods and being able to say in a positive way, we're part of this city and we matter. >> reporter: principal jean robertson can't thank josef enough for multiple murals on the walls of grattan elementary. >> the fact that he can come in and roll out his program completely with the teachers, so collaborative, they do everything together and it runs like a machine. >> reporter: fifth grader steven sachs just smiles. >> just gives me a really happy feeling. >> i'm hoping that these projects plant a seed that it gives them ideas of how they can
make a difference. >> reporter: for helping thousands of young people serve their community through public art, this week's jefferson award in the bay area goes to josef norris. sharon chin, cbs 5. pgh >> the alcoholic beverage industry under fire once again why some new trendy drinks are prompting government to take action. >> first here is liam with eye on the bay with some of the weekend's entertainment tips. >> greetings, we begin with movies, and first up, documentary african cats it is a never before seen type film, tracking a year in the life of a pride of african lions as they struggle to survive, in the world's most dangerous land. photography is up close and in your lions face like never before they use incredible robot cams they are roaming inside the pride literally, samuel jackson narrates, i highly recommends this as a
must see it is in theatres now around the bay area. disney nature will donate a portion of proceeds of ticket sales to african wildlife foundation. next up the 54th international san francisco film festival it already kicked off with a big gala and premier. one of my favorite films to be shown, beginners, directed by mike mills, plays at the castro it tells the story of a 75-year- old man played by christopher plummer he comes out in the autumn of his life he does so as he contracts a life threatening illness and then looks back on his life it is about a relationship with a father and son, based on a true story, mike mill's father from berkeley, loosely based on him, the film festival runs until may 5th. all right let's talk about that big wedding, lots of events all over the bay area, prince william, kate middleton
tonight sharks have a chance to close out playoffs against the kings after an amazing come back, sharks kept the momentum going thursday night with a 6-3 win winning both games down in l.a. they will return to hp pavilion for game 5. they have a commanding 3-1 lead in the series puck drops tonight at 7:30. good morning everyone the l.a. times reporting that the kings will return to sacramento next season and possibly for good after mayor johnson spent the week meeting with nba officials. game 3 between the lakerhornets, kobe takes it right down bourbon street for two of his 30 points, they beat the hornets, 186 and lead the series, 2 games to 1. unless someone can find someone to slow down ray jean he finished
with a triple double boston wins by 17 to take a 3-0 series lead. giants back home taking on the braves, chipper jones bangs one off the bricks runs 4 madson balm gartenner gets knocked out third winning, era just under 8, braves taking the opener 4- 1. last night the as have gone cold against the mariners, getting shut up back the back games seattle beat the as. 4-0. game winner in overtime to give the sabers a 3-2 series lead against the flyers that is a look at sports see you tonight at 5:30. in arena football league action last night the san jose sabre cats held off the philadelphia soul for a win at hp pavilion, major league soccer the earthquakes are
hosting, team usa at 1:00 p.m., santa clara. lyndsey lohan is out of jail this morning after being freed on bail yesterday her lawyer appealed a judges decision to sentence that actress to 120 days behind bars cameras were rolling when she left the detention center in an escalade after posting bail. a judge ruled she had violated her probation. strawberry lemonade, blueberry pomegranate, raspberry watermelon sound like something in juice boxes but they are flavours in a new alcoholic drink from cold 45. elizabeth cook explains why some governments are going after it. >> reporter: it has been called a binge in a can. packaged to look like candy. >> much more dangerous than candy. >> reporter: and it is cheap. >> i am sure it is going to catch on. yeah. >> what makes you thing so? >> because it is so cheap you know like you can get 5 beers for 3 dollars. >> reporter: at 12% alcohol by
vol um, blast by colt 45 is the latest extreme drink drawing concern from lawmakers. >> designed to encourage young folks to engage in binge drinking something all people should be concerned about. >> reporter: san francisco city attorney joined 17 attorneys general in asking the drink maker to discontinue the bev an or change the malt content. >> these are unsafe marketed to under age individuals, when not regulated cause a threat to public health and safety. >> reporter: one can of blast 45 is equivalent to drinking 5, 12-ounce beers those who enjoy the blast don't want it to change. >> i don't think they should be telling them to stop making it exactly maybe just make it more clear how much alcohol it has in it and how intoxicated they will get drinking one can. >> be careful what you wish for these are dangerous.
>> reporter: in san francisco elizabeth cook cbs 5. a 3 day fire heavily damages an historic building in northern california coming up in our next half hour how it is effecting a well known company. one of those snack foods you only see this time of year you can buy peeps at the store but if you are ambitious you can make them at home we show you how coming up ,, 3q it's a beautiful day inside when you use lysol neutra air fabric mist. that's because lysol fabric mist does more. lysol fabric mist eliminates bacterial odors at the source better than febreze. and unlike febreze, it's approved to kill 99.9% of bacteria on soft surfaces. two things febreze can't say. and two reasons why with lysol, a fresh home is the sign of a healthy home.
pink slips are on the way... as the budget ax looms. well, it's about to get personal again for city workers in san jose. pink slips are on the way, as the budget axe looms. sharks washing up dead along the san mateo county coast. the attempt to unravel the mystery behind what's killing them. and positive signs for antigovernment rebels in libya and the boost in morale, as well as military progress there. welcome back to weekend early edition. it is 8:30 on this saturday before easter. thanks for joining us. i'm anne mackovic. >> i'm jim bernard, in to take a look at your easter weekend weather. looks like great easter weather, light and variable winds with partly cloudy skies through the weekend and a slight chance of rain officially in the forecast. but i don't think it's going to
amount to much more than a few drops, if that. it's not going to ruin anybody's easter egg hunt or hats, as i mentioned, at least plenty of bonnets out and about tomorrow. partly cloudy skies throughout the bay and we'll hang on to the slight chance of showers through the weekend into monday, but temperatures will remain on the cool side as we see no threatening looking clouds out there this morning. there is kind of that feel of rain in the air, but stacking up against the foothills of the sierra at this time, more so than here at the coast. we'll keep it in the forecast, but don't count on it. >> i want to talk more about the easter bonnet thing. do people still do that? >> i think so, kind of a classic tradition. top of the news this morning, san jose budget gaps could mean a trip to the unemployment line for 600 city workers. the city is trying to close a massive $115 million deficit. and it's preparing to notify
those workers, ranging from police officers to librarians within the coming days. last year, the city eliminated more than 700 jobs and laid off 215 employees. firefighters and three other unions have already agreed to 10% cuts in pay. now this morning, berkeley residents are back inside their homes after an early morning dumpster fire forced them out. the fire started after midnight underneath an apartment complex. the fire prompted crews to evacuate 60 people from the scene, straight out of their beds, i'm sure. no injuries were reported. after three days, watsonville firefighters finally have contained a fire that destroyed an historic building. it broke out wednesday at the apple growers ice and cold storage warehouse. firefighters still can't get inside of that building. they say it is unsafe and hot spots are still popping up. the fire may have cost the martinelli cider company nearly $2 million in products.
but the worst part for neighbors is all of the smoke the fire has sent into the air over the last three days. >> i have allergies, so it's really, really hard for me. since the fire started, i've been sneezing a lot. my throat's been burning. >> an air pollution monitor shows pollution levels are below the unhealthy level. firefighters don't know when the fire is going to be extinguished. it is not clear yet what started the fire. police are searching for a man that sexually assaulted a woman near a san francisco bart station. 911 received a call about the assault around 9:00 yesterday morning. one officer saw a man who matched the attacker's description go into the 16th and mission street station. police closed the station, but they didn't find him. the suspect is described as a bald man around 6 feet tall, weighing about 275 pounds. he was wearing a black jacket,
blue shirt, and a white baseball hat. another unflattering youtube video has san francisco's muni transit system scrambling to deal with fallout. so far, three muni employees have lost their jobs after passengers uploaded these videos. new videos popped up, as you can see there, of a muni train door left open. according to muni officials, this operator has now been put on paid non-driving status, pending the investigation. remember, though, the operator caught texting and driving? her driving privileges have been revoked, but somehow the same passenger who caught her sending text messages behind the wheel and saw her driving again on thursday. >> i knew it was her. you know, i called them and they said no, she couldn't possibly be driving. >> this operator is no longer employed by the mta. >> another video shows another l train that left the door open. muni officials say the operator
did not follow safety protocol. we found out that driver has been fired. it doesn't end there. last week, a new driver still on probation forced a family off the bus, reportedly for taking too long with a stroller. muni officials say that is the third operator fired in the last three weeks. redwood city residents want to know what is behind a number of shark deaths in san mateo county. at least a dozen dead or dying leopard sharks have been spotted near the lagoon on the east side of redwood city. as robert lyles shows us, shark experts do have some theories about what may be causing the deaths. >> reporter: they have survived not one, but five mass extinctions. >> which is why we're concerned. >> reporter: concerned that the spotted leopard shark is now dying in the waters of redwood shores. >> my first gut reaction is that this is a very hearty sea piece that's been taken out. >> we've never seen sharks, and now this is two this less than a week. >> reporter: in less than a week, at least a dozen
carcasses of the bottom-feeding sharks have washed up on the shallow canal that feeds into san francisco bay. >> all the time we've lived here, we've never seen any dead sharks. maybe it's coincidence. >> reporter: maybe not. because our cameras captured more than a shark die-off. we found this one swimming yards from a decomposing leopard shark. it swam in small circles for hours, then flipping on the surface, completely out of character, say researchers. >> what suggests to you that he's disoriented? >> he almost came out of the water just a few times, right up on the shore. >> reporter: but even when rescue crews physically move the rays into open bay water, they swim right back. it's a slow and hard to watch death. >> this canal looks like it has a little bit of sediment. they may be finding little bits of food. >> reporter: that rules out that the sharks and rays are starving. two theories have risen to the
surface. the animals are trapped, for some reason unable to follow the current out, or worse, there's been a toxic spill event. >> they can typically survive a lot of pollutants in the water and a lot of adverse living conditions, so to see one die indicates that something has happened to the ecosystem. >> reporter: so right now, they wait and see. in redwood shores, robert lyles, cbs 5. this morning, libya rebel forces are making progress in the city of misrata. they have captured a building of snipers loyal to moammar gadhafi. yesterday, forces opposing the libyan leader got a morale boost, as they met with u.s. senator john mccain, making a surprise visit. the american congressman flew to libya as part of a one-day fact-finding mission. mccain confirmed his support for the rebels and urged the u.s. to offer them more military support. but he did stop short of supplying arms to the opposition forces. multiple human rights groups condemning attacks by
the syrian government that they claim have left dozens of protesters dead. yesterday was the single deadliest day since the demonstrations began last month. human rights groups say as many as 76 people were shot and killed on friday. it is estimated that 300 people have died since security forces began their crackdown on demonstrators five weeks ago. a national organization for human rights in syria is calling for a judicial investigation into these shootings. on to a much more positive note, the weather around here is going to be all right for those easter egg hunts. >> looks like a mild weather pattern for all of those activities. services tomorrow morning should be under partly cloudy skies, with cool temperatures prevailing here. winds will be light and variable as well. still a threat of a few sprinkles in the forecast, but i think it's more clouds and rain. we'll take a closer look, coming up in your complete forecast in just a few minutes. well, people make thanksgiving dinner and christmas cookies at home, so why not home made pizza for
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well, you can make them at home. well, i can't make them at home, but gretchen white can. gretchen is our office gourmet diva. she makes the greatest stuff for the office. >> let's get started. first, we're going to take some water, third of a cup. then this is gelatin, plain gelatin, not the flavored jell- o mixes. we're going to scrape this-- >> marshmallow here? >> this is going to make the marshmallow. we're making marshmallow. >> what is this part? >> we have to make the sugar syrup, a quarter cup of water-- >> and a cup of sugar. how bad could that be? >> we're going for 238 degrees. we'll add this. >> sugar water to sugar water. >> into the gelatin. >> cold to warm. >> do one little check here and
see. >> whoa! >> oh, god! i can't believe i just did that! >> it is good, though. in the pipe bag. >> i'm going to fill one for me. >> okay. >> nice! there's the head. it's a peep snake! >> thank you, rick, our cameraman. pour this stuff on? >> would you mind taking a taste test? these are home made. >> no! >> i like them better, because the normal peeps are sometimes too sugary, while the home made ones were pretty good. >> which one is better? >> the chickee. >> the real one? all right. can't win them all. >> reporter: mike sugarman, cbs 5. >> seems like quite a project. congratulations to gretchen for accomplishing that. she's a pretty impressive little cook. >> yeah, she moves around the kitchen like a pro.
>> i do not like those peeps. i'm all about the cadbury cream eggs. but they are getting more expensive this year and smaller! everything is. >> good thing about peeps, they last forever. >> i suppose, because they are all full of preservatives! probably not those home made ones. those look better than the normal ones. i got to stick with the expensive and shrinking cadbury cream eggs. >> hard to beat on a day like today. we're not looking for very warm temperatures, so they won't melt. we'll continue on the cool side throughout the bay with partly cloudy skies and a slight chance of some spring sprinkles across the region. it's not going to wash out anybody's easter festivities here through the weekend, as we will see an increase in the cloud cover, much like we're looking at across the golden gate right now and around the city. mostly cloudy skies with again the slight chance of a sprinkle or two out of that cloud cover. it will continue this way through the weekend, as temperatures remain in the mid
to low 60s for the warm spots here the next couple of days, as we see out the door this morning. we've got partly cloudy skies to mostly cloudy in and around the bay, and cool temperatures. upper 40s to low 50s prevailing out there. this afternoon, we'll look for mid to low 60s for the warmer locations. back at the coast, upper 50s, low 60s in there. this is probably more rain than we'll see through the day, as any rainfall would only amount to a couple hundredths of an inch of measurable rain across the bay. a rather diffuse system bringing in lots of clouds, but shredding as it comes ashore, not any rain. only rain i could find this morning was up against the foothills of the sierra, with the cloud deck stacking up. things thinning out around the bay. we'll hang on to the clouds and keep the slight chance of showers in the picture for the next couple of days. but keep in mind, going to be more clouds than rain through the easter weekend, as by monday we'll look at a better chance of measurable rain arriving across the bay area just about in time for your
monday morning commute, and even at that, this is going to be a tenth of an inch of rain or less here monday morning. but that nonetheless appears to be the best chance of any measurable rain for the bay area, as you can see the models bringing in a little more rain here by early in the week, which equates to a mix of rain and snow up in the highcountry of the sierra, with temperatures well above freezing here during the day. upper 40s to low 50s. that's going to add to the spring runoff and the rapid snow melt, which means in the foothills of the sierra, if you're out around any rivers, keep in mind water's going to be running high, fast and cold for some months to come here, as there are some flood advisories up in the central valley, around the rivers once again. we can expect temperatures here throughout the bay today to be in the upper 50s, low 60s at the coast and across the peninsula, with a warmer locations into the mid to low 60s here, as we'll see cloudy and cool through the weekend and, again, the possibility of a few sprinkles will remain
very spring-like weather pattern, drying out come the end of next week here, as we see a lot more sunshine and warmer temperatures returning to the bay area. so looks like spring-like weather expected here through the weekend. finally, we remain at 100% or better rainfall for this time of year, so we can certainly look for things to taper off the next couple of weeks. >> no wet easter bonnets. >> slightly damp, but not soaked. >> we were talking about how that trend seems to have phased out a little bit. my mom was talking this weekend about how she used to when she was a little kid, they had big, fancy hats, and it was quite an ordeal. >> you bet. >> sounds like fun. >> and the winds will cooperate this weekend. more of a pest than your ordinary everyday junk mail, magazines you don't even want. consumers are being tricked into subscribing. but first, here's tony t with some produce tips. pink grapefruit, we talked about red, white, but pink
grapefruit from florida, take a look at this. come here. does this look beautiful, or what? this tells the whole story. look at the texture, the color, the juices coming out when i squeeze it a little bit. it starts to come alive. ah, enough of this. when you buy a pink grapefruit, here's what you want to do. perfect. look at the outside of it. make sure there's a lot of pink on the outside, that means pinker and juicier on the inside. heavy for the sides, packed with juice, not pulp. always store them on the counter at home, never in the refrigerator because the cold temperature turns the juice into pulp and you lose nutritional value. we all know grapefruit is a superfruit, loaded with nutritional value and very little calories. matter of fact, i'm going to try one in a little bit. don't have to add any sugar whatsoever, and by the way, they won't be around for much longer. if you see them, get them and enjoy them.
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a growing scam. >> reporter: they arrive daily, magazines by the dozen, addressed to marilyn bridgestone. only problem? she never ordered them. >> where did they come from? >> reporter: in an effort to answer the question, mr. riseo made some calls and was told she had ordered a $67 magazine package when she entered a magazine sweepstakes. >> baloney. >> i have no recollection of this. >> it could be a larger scheme that someone's trying to get them to participate in. >> reporter: u.s. postal inspector says the office is investigating numerous complaints about this company. >> if they did not order their magazines and they are arriving, especially the number, getting 14 or 15 magazines, something is going on. >> reporter: and that's the sentiment of numerous online complaints, calling the national magazine exchange a scam. consumers claim they are told they have a chance to win a sweepstakes, but end up paying for magazines. the better business bureau stopped short of calling it a scam, but they give the company a d-minus rating and say the sweepstakes sales tackics
border on taking advantage of consumers. >> this is marilyn bridgestone. >> my name is melanie and i have some very important information to share with you. >> reporter: the national magazine exchange sent us a recording of a woman they say is marilyn bristow. the company tells consumer watch, quote, mrs. bristow did respond to a sweepstakes invitation and purchased discounted magazine package with a mastercard. the bristows deny that, too. >> we don't have any mastercard credit cards. >> reporter: the company has agreed to stop sending the magazines. turns out the bristows were never actually charged, but while they have turned the page on their problems, they are still concerned about others. >> i'm concerned that in particular, seniors, may be being taken advantage of. >> reporter: on the consumer watch, julie watt us, cbs 0. right now, florida's attorney general is investigating 175 complaints against that company. the u.s. postal inspector says if you get anything that you didn't order, you should promptly return to sender or
you could be charged. if you have a consumer problem, give us a call at 888-5-help- you. lindsay lohan out of jail this morning, after being freed on bail overnight. yesterday, her lawyer appealed a judge's decision to sentence the actress to 120 days behind bars. she left the detention center in an escalade after posting bail. a judge ruled she had violated her probation. donald trump seems to be bottom barged the air waves, even more than normal lately. lot of it seems to be surrounding a possible presidential campaign. jeannie mose shows us how the mogul is using all of his familiar tactics in his newest venture, politics. >> reporter: don't let the day and nighty way fool you. this has become a trump a-thon, long and getting tougher with labor pains from belaboring the birth certificate issue. >> investigators say, quote, they cannot believe what they are finding. >> that's none of your business
right now. we'll see what happens. >> have they found anything? >> we're going to see what happens. >> when? >> george, next question, george. >> reporter: and we'll see what happens when chris matthews counts donald trump's other favorite phrase. >> excuse me, excuse me, excuse me, if he -- excuse me, that's another -- excuse me. >> reporter: for the record, in one interview, there were-- >> 18 excuse me. >> reporter: excuse us for yet another trump hair joke. >> donald gets home at night and sits down. all of a sudden the hair goes, oh. how are we doing today? [ laughter ] >> reporter: he's riding high in republican polls, but trump is getting pulverized by conservatives, like radio host mark levin. >> reporter: levin. >> is this guy stupid or what? >> he is nbc's charlie sheen. >> trump is the al sharpton of the republican party. >> reporter: one name donald
trump was called we're pretty sure he's never heard himself called before. >> he is what's called a blaster skype. >> reporter: and actual real, dictionary word. >> that was a word my grandmother was fond of, someone who blatters proceed miss promiscuously. >> reporter: trump offered to build a new wing at the white house to replace a tent they have to use for big events. >> instead of a canvas tent, we will build one of the great buildings of the world. >> reporter: he calls former obama advisor david axelrod and offered up to $100 million to build something as ritzy as trump's florida estate. >> he said, wow, that's interesting! never heard from him. that's the problem with our country. >> reporter: the donald trump a- thon possible presidential run reminds us of an old sitcom. >> then there's the trumps. n]♪
>> reporter: anything but tranquilizing right on trump. >> excuse me. >> reporter: jeannie mose, cnn, new york. >> excuse me. >> oh, my goodness. i would love the chance to do a little sit-down with donald someday. we'll see. military appreciation month is just a week away, and for years, a silicon valley group has been making life a little better for our men and women serving oversees. we'll show you how you can help with very little effort, coming up in our next half hour. and duct tape is not just for fixing stuff around the house anymore. we'll talk about that, coming up. ,,,,,,,,
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from the supermarket. and the google plex, a stranger works her way into a secure area. it is 9:00 a.m. on saturday, april 23. thanks for joining us. i'm anne mackovic. >> and i'm jim bernard, with a look at your easter weekend weather, which is shaping up to be mild and cool with a lot of clouds across the bay this morning. we'll continue with a slight chance of rain showers throughout the weekend, but i don't think it's going to amount to much. maybe a few drops here and there. we're talking less than tenth of an inch of rain, if that. more clouds than rain here for the weekend. shouldn't interfere with anybody's festivities or church services tomorrow, as once again we'll continue with the slight chance of showers, very, very slight. temperatures remaining on the cool side with a mix of clouds in and around the bay today, even extending into the valley as we see here. so cloudy and cool until the beginning of the week, when a better chance of rain creeps over the horizon. we'll talk more about that, coming up in your complete forecast. some ground in f misrata. yesterd
at the top of the news this morning, rebel forces in libya gaining ground in the city of misrata. yesterday, they got a morale boost, as u.s. senator john mccain met with rebel leaders there. as alan pizy reports, mccain believes the u.s. needs to pledge more support for rebel forces. >> reporter: the battle for misrata took a side for the rebel, counting as a battlefield victory, a good indicator of why predator drones could make a difference. added to a one-day fact-finding mission by senator john mccain, this is the best week the rebels have had for a long time. mccain called the council a powerful and hopeful example of what a free libya could be. >> they need to have the sanctions that are on them on the provisional council to be lifted. they need to have a, in my view, to be recognized by the united states. >> reporter: council members think they have found a friend in high places.
>> we understand the basic demands of the libyan people, so we're happy, glad, proud. >> reporter: the rebel military effort also got a vote of confidence, but not a total commitment from the senator. >> we also need weapons, but those i think could be provided by other countries. >> you don't see the u.s. providing weapons? >> i think we could facilitate as we did in the afghan conflict against russians, but i think other countries are able to do that. >> reporter: the rebel fighters need most antiarmor weapons, targeting equipment, and above all, better communication. as big a morale boost as senator mccain's presence was, the simple fact remains that the conflict is a stalemate, both politically and militarily, and neither hoe profile support or predator drone strikes will provide a quick fix. claim have left dozens of the rebels in syria, several human rights groups condemning attack by the syrian
government they claim have left dozens of protesters dead. yesterday was the single deadliest day since the demonstrations began last month. human rights groups say as many as 76 people were shot and killed on friday alone. it is estimated that 300 people have died since security forces began their crackdown on demonstrators five weeks ago. the national organization for human rights in syria is calling for a judicial investigation into the shootings. all clear this morning at a berkeley apartment complex. that is after a dumpster fire forced crews to evacuate the building in the middle of the night. firefighters say the fire started after midnight underneath that apartment complex. the fire prompted crews to evacuate 60 people from their homes. no injuries were reported, though. after three days, firefighters finally have contained a fire that destroyed an historic building. it broke out wednesday at the apple growers ice and cold
storage warehouse. firefighters still can't get inside the building, though. they say it is unsafe and hot spots are still popping up. the fire may have cost the martinelli cider company nearly $2 million in products. but the worst part for neighbors, they say, is all the smoke that fire has sent into the air. check that out. over the last three days. >> i have allergies, so it's been really hard for me. since the fire started, i've been sneezing a lot. my throat's been burning. >> an air pollution monitor shows pollution levels are below the unhealthy level. firefighters don't know when the fire will be extinguished. it is not clear yet what started that fire. police are searching for a man who sexually assaulted a woman near a san francisco bart station. 911 got a call about the assault around 9:00 yesterday morning. one officer saw a man who matched the attacker's description go into the 16th and mission street station.
police closed the station to look for him, but didn't find him. the suspect is described as a bald man, around 6 feet tall, weighing 275 pounds. he was wearing a black jacket, blue shirt, and a white baseball cap. a woman accused of stalking one high tech ceo allegedly broke into google's mountain view offices last month. a google spokesperson says the 37-year-old former russian stripper followed a blind employee to get into the building. once she got inside, police say she left an angry letter for google cofounders. the woman already has one straining order against her by the founder of armville, after she allegedly threatened his family. governor jerry brown, making an appearance in san jose, speaking to a group of silicon valley ceo's yesterday. brown said trying to get a deal passed in the area is like trying to become sheriff at the
ok corral. getting republicans support for those extensions has been a real challenge. some pricey silicon valley real estate is off the market this morning, in case you were wanting to put in a bid. a palo alto office building has been purchased by deutsche bank for $64 million. that is $900 per square foot. that shatters the going rate for office space in palo alto. >> that price per square foot is the largest price per square foot of any building that has been sold in the united states in the last three years. >> the sale puts the building in the neighborhood in some of the top commercial properties in the country. it could be a positive sign for silicon valley real estate, which is still reeling from the dot-com bust. the building features two open air atriums, underground parking and fitness center. bonus, the caltrain station is right across the street.
we've been talking about easter bonnets and easter egg hunts, all of the things that come along with the holiday weekend. even if you're not into it, there will be some sunshine to enjoy. >> definitely lots of sunshine. we'll have a lot of clouds and cool temperatures for the weekend, a mixed bag. there is the threat officially of rain showers out there, and the cloud cover kind of starting to look threatening. any rain will be minimal, and not amounting to much more than a few hundredths of an inch through the weekend. better chance of rain arriving just in time for your monday morning commute. we'll take a look at that, coming up next. also, tonight could be the night. a preview of this evening's action at the tank for the sharks have a chance to win their playoff series. sports and jim's weather forecast, just ahead. 3q a wipe is a wipe unless it's also a scrub. lysol complete dual action wipes have 2 sides that go beyond ordinary wipes. you can feel the difference. one side for everyday touchups.
their prize. an unclaimed mega millions ticket was sold at a shell gas station in san bruno two months ago. it still hasn't been turned in, and it is worth almost $227,000. the winning ticket matched five of six numbers. 15-22-23-48-55. only the mega number, 31, kept it from being a multimillion dollar prize. lottery officials say the winners have up to six months to claim their prize. it means they have about four months left. they would not release the specific date, though, because that is one of the ways that winners are verified. how do you buy a ticket and then not check it? i guess i have to admit, i have done that. >> it's easy. >> but when you hear where the ticket was sold, i mean, you must hear that. i hope you kept it! >> lot of people scrambling, looking through the trash for that ticket. got it here somewhere, if i can just remember where i put it. put it in a safe place, i'm sure. just can't remember where it was! >> easy to do. >> it is. taking a look outside,
should be an easy weekend here, as mild and cool conditions prevail throughout the bay area. increasing cloud cover and, yes, a chance of some light showers. looking out the window, doesn't look too wet, as we'll see more clouds than rain here through the weekend and any rainfall, again, would amount to just a few hundredths of an inch, just very light sprinkles, if that. so we're not going to ruin anybody's parade or easter plans, as we see the trans am building looking mostly cloudy this morning. hanging on to partly and mostly cloudy, keeping the threat of showers in the picture through the weekend. better chance of rain come monday, though. as mentioned, any rainfall at all this weekend will be on the light side and probably more working its way into the foothills of the sierra through the day. a very diffuse weather system moving ashore, shredding across the coastline, leaving us with clouds and not so much in the way of any real rainfall across the area. that trend is expected to continue here through the
weekend. we'll keep a slight chance in there, but look for more clouds than rain for your easter weekend here, as we will see a better chance of rain arrive by early in the week here. looks like monday morning commute may be a bit wet out there, with the expectation of a tenth of an inch or less in the forecast at this time. the computer models bring some of that moisture sliding south into the bay area here through the wee hours of the morning monday and hanging around through about midday. now, that's going to equate to a chance of some snow up in the highcountry here above about 6500 feet to 7000 feet. snow level remains high. lake level, upper 40s to low 50s, means the spring snow melt will continue. there are flood advisories in the foothills of the sierra. rivers will be running high, fast and cold for some months to come. in the bay area, we'll catch some of the runoff coming down the delta, which will of course keep water levels high, as temperatures today will remain
in the mid to low 60s for most locations, back at the beach and across the peninsula, looking for upper 50s to low 60s. and fringe locations peaking out in the mid-60s with a threat of rain in the picture into monday. again, not expecting much in the way of accumulation. then you see what happens the rest of the week, as we dry it out and warm things back up into and through next weekend. looks like mostly sunny, as temperatures climb back into the mid to low 70s across the area for next weekend, which is a classic spring-like pattern for us, as temperatures will at that time be near normal for this time of year, as rainfall amounts right now in the 100- some percentile range for most locations. we could certainly stand to see the rain wind down. >> definitely, and we feel very lucky looking at that forecast. when you check out what happened just to our east, check out your flight plans this morning if you're flying anywhere. the main airport in st. louis is closed, after a tornado tore through at the terminal.
new video this morning over the tornado's damage. you can see last night's twister ripped off the roof there. flights to and from st. louis have been diverted to other cities. the tornado also destroyed homes near the airport. many of them were leveled, others with their roofs torn off. tonight, the sharks have a chance to close out their first round playoff series against the kings, after an amazing comeback to beat the kings in overtime in game 3. the sharks kept the momentum going thursday night, with a 6-3 win, winning both games down in los angeles. they are now going to return to hp pavillion for game 5. tonight could be the night san jose has a commanding 3-1 games lead. puck drops at 7:30 p.m. kim coyle has more on this morning's sports report. good morning, everyone. the l.a. times is reporting that the kings will return from sacramento next season and possibly for good, after mayor kevin johnson spent the week meeting with nba officials.
game 3 between the lakers and hornets, kobe takes it right down bourbon street for two of his 30 points to beat the hornets 100-86 and lead the series 2-1 games. ammar stoudamire was back, but unless someone can find someone to slow down rondo, the series is over. the celtics point guard finishes with a triple-double. boston wins to take the 3-0 series lead. giants back home taking on the braves. chipper jones off the bricks, 2 runs score. madison bum gardner gets knocked out in the 3rd inning. e.r.a. for the season just under 8. braves take the opener 4-1. last night, the a's bats have gone cold against the mariners, getting shut out. seattle wins 4-0. the game-winner in overtime to give the sabres a 3-2 series lead against the flyers. and that's a look at
sports. see you tonight at 5:30. sabercats were able elphia soul for in arena football league action last night, the san jose saber cats were able to hold off the philadelphia soul for a 68-61 win at hp pavillion. and in major league soccer today, san jose earthquakes will host usa this afternoon, 1:00 in santa claire ratchet. bringing ratchet -- clara. the everyday items many people take for granted are in short supply in the war zone. a local group delivering those items to our troops. and they say there's a thousand uses for duct tape. one man in the midwest is making that 1000 more. we'll show you the novel way he's using the fix-it tool, coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
facilities. expectedd to cover the city's estimated losses as a result of the project. it is a $3.5 billion plan, aimed to expand packer children's hospital and stanford's hospital and clinics. it would also bring the building up to current earthquake standards. there are several more rounds of voting, though, before stanford can get the official go ahead. it is almost may, which is military appreciation month. hard to believe, but a lot of our men and women serving overseas are actually not supplied with items we seem to need to use every day. san jose-based operation care and comfort has been working to change that over the years. joining us now, cofounder julie demaria. thanks for joining us this morning. >> good morning. >> tell us about your organization. >> we started in 2003 and it really was just a volunteer effort that started in san jose and ended up going into my
garage. >> what inspired you to start this personally? do you know people in the military? >> i'm from a military family and i never served. my husband never served. i just felt like it was my time to do something, and putting care packages together was something that i did when my brother was in the military. i remember writing letters to my dad when i was 5. so it's just something that was natural to me. >> and we're looking at some pictures right now of some of the recipients. they look like a comic book, shoes, things that we all take for granted. it's almost surprising i think for a lot of people to realize that they don't have a lot of those things. tell us about the need. >> well, you know, they do have some stores set up, but all of them in iraq were closed when the drawdown took place. and even in afghanistan, the stores that are set up on some of the bases are very -- in short supply. a lot of the men and women that are in the outer regions go in, get, you know, their items and then they leave and there's
just not enough of everything to go around. >> and there's also got to be something with the fact that they got a package, they got a present, got -- somebody is thinking about them from home. tell me about that factor. >> well, if you think about receiving a box from someone that you don't know, that's got to be an amazing thing. secondly, lot of people do receive packages from families, but what about those that are serving that don't have families? >> and i see you have a letter peeking out of the makeshift care package we have here. show us what you have. >> this is a typical care package that we put together and a lot of other folks do, and you'll see that there's a letter, and we receive those from kids all over the country and also senior citizens and just church groups, and we need thousands of them every month to go into our packages. but this is one that i just literally put together last night. i just went through my cupboards and put a little bit of things together. look what a great package that is to send to the troops. >> wonderful, and i'm sure it
would have to cost a lot of money to send those things. how does the shipping process work? >> there's no -- we're all volunteers. there's no employees with our organization, so our biggest expense truly is the shipping costs, which is over a dollar a pound. we've shipped over 740,000 pounds of care packages. so we've had to raise a lot of funds to do that. every month, it's about $10,000 just to pay for shipping costs. >> what are some of the preferred things that you see in the packages? obviously the snacks are always fun to receive. what other sorts of things? >> well, everything from beef jerky, by far is the number one great item to send, because it's something that will last. >> do they not have a lot of that over there? >> no, they don't. and other things -- there are a lot of women serving, so we send things like, you know, fingernail polish, believe it or not, because they put them on their toes. and the letter we get are from
the women who say this is the first time i've felt like a woman in months. comic books are great to send. but also, you know, it's starting to get really warm there, so drink mixes, powder drink mixes. we have some in here, coffee and things like that, too, are really popular. >> we got to keep these guys caffeinated! >> there's also a lot of water, bottled water, because they don't drink tap water. so bringing the little powdered drink mixes, sending those. they can put them in their backpacks and put them in the water. >> if anyone wants to help out, what should they do? >> go to our website, operation care and comfort is at www.occ- usa.org. there's a lot of volunteer opportunities for kids 5 and up. we actually allow children to come and help us. >> how wonderful. for these people to write a letter, they wouldn't even have to leave their homes, they could send you letters. >> that's right. it's cheap, it costs you a stamp, but you can send letters to us. we read every one of them and we put them into packages or
boxes like this. this one came from michigan the other day, and just people that want to help. whatever you can do to help is really appreciated. >> fabulous. thank you so much. >> you're welcome. >> thanks for joining us this morning. if you want to find out more, go to our website, cbssf.com. and click on links and numbers. we will hook you up to help this organization out. thanks for joining us this morning. it is the one item in your home that you may have more uses than any other. duct tape. just ahead, see how it can be both useful and decorative apparently. we'll be right back. i am a sneeze whisperer.
wool. the documentary film rabbit fever, by area director amy doo focuses on the subject of rabbit breeding and competition. >> i just it wouldn't give that guy a hug. some might not call it an art, but one iowa man is getting creative with a common household product. >> the man from sioux city, iowa makes sculptures with duct tape. he's made everything from log cabins, eagles, even the entire cast from the "wizard of oz." some of his works are on display at the sioux city, iowa art center. >> pretty good. >> they are good. >> impressive! >> kind of along the lines of the biggest ball of twine. and the weather looks gorgeous? >> partly cloudy and cool, with just a chance of a sprinkle or two. and we'll be back tomorrow