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that was oh my god" preparations underway for a rally to support former bart police officer johannes mehserle. how police plan to keep the peace. it's shaping up to be the deadliest month in afghanistan for u-s soldiers... and that reality hits home. friends remember a napa soldier killed in combat. watching and waiting. engineers in the gulf have their eyes glued to the cap over the oil leak. why today is crucial for b-p. (show open) it's seven a-m on this saturday morning, the 17th of july. good morning, i'm julie watts. jim bernard has the morning off. ever since the fatal bart shooting on new year's day 2009, we've seen dozens of rallies
demanding quote: justice for oscar grant. but on monday, there there's a planned demonstration in support of the officer who shot oscar grant. simon perez shows us how police are gearing up. * package* super - walnut creek * sot* mark debarr/concord "i don't think it s a good idea i don't think it's a good idea, but people have a right to express their opinion as long as it doesn't become unruly, i think it's okay. >> why do you think it might be a bad idea? the unruly part?
>> sure. >> my first reaction was, oh, my god. white people are going to get together and black people are going to show up and make an issue out of it. my gut reaction, and i shouldn't feel this way, but my gut reaction is, this seems to be white people gets black people. what a shame. >> i think the rally is really more an effort to over come the negative press that brought in the riots. i don't know that you would call it a riot, but the disturbance that took place a week ago. >> a lot of people thought our coverage was in favor of the family. >> he was murdered. >> lauren wrote to us saying, all i ask is, there are two families involved, and i only heard murder from one side. >> sending out a fake letter to
the public. >> chuck told us, if you trialy want to be balanced and appropriate on the verdict and aftermath, you'd interview family, friends and lawyer of both sides. we reached out to them, but they chose not to speak to us, and the judge put a gag order on all the lawyers. >> what's your opinion of the verdict? our exclusive eyewitness news poll found that 64% of people in the bay area either agree with the involuntary manslaughter conviction or think he should have been convicted of a lesser crime. 34% told survey usa he should have been convicted of a more serious crime. police will soon have someone locking over their shoulders. the governor signed a bill to investigate complaints about the police and sets up a citizens commission that can make disciplinary recommendations.
representative swanson presented the bill. >> this is how a governor is supposed to work in response to clear concerns that were expressed by the community and continue to be expressed by the community. >> this all starts january 1 and was prompted by the by the shooting. the city's police chief says public safety is a journey, not a destination. we have to continue to get better at what we do every day. >> crimes continue to drop, and he gives a lot of credit to the zone enforcement strategy that dead indicates more officers to areas with more violence. from january to june the total violent crime rate dropped 20% in 2008 and 10% from 2009. so far this year there have
been 26 homicides. there were 28 at the same time last night. property crime is also down 12% compared to the first half of 2009. california's unemployment rate also fell, at least slightly last month. it dropped one-tenth of a percent to 12.3. the national unemployment rate also fell to 9.5%, but despite the drop in unemployment, california did actually lose jobs in june, and it's the first time this year the state has reported that loss. it's blamed primarily on the temporary census jobs that came to an end. it's important to know that the unemployment rate can fall even if jobs are up because of the way they count it. workers celebrated news after the judge refused the governor's request to force the state controller to slash their salaries to minimum wage. the governor wants to cut pay
until lawmakers reach a budget deal, but the judge said it would cause too much harm. the lawsuit will continue with a hearing expected late next month. >> we're going to fight you, governor, to the end. we need our money. >> the controller delay some upgrading the computer system shouldn't be held against us. >> there's a counter lawsuit saying the decade old computerized payroll system can't handle the pages. time is now 7:06. flags are flying at half staff in honor of a bay area soldier killed in afghanistan. the 21-year-old chase stanley died after insurgents attacked his military vehicle with an ied. throw other servicemen were also killed in the attack. stanley was based at ft. bragg, north carolina. 39 americans have died so far this month in afghanistan. this morning bp engineers are working around the clock
monitoring pressure readings from the blown-out oil well in the gulf. a critical 48 hour testing window ends this afternoon. engineers are watching the cap that was put on the well thursday to see if there are any leaks. the pressure readings are not rising as high as they expected, and that means there could be an undies covered leak. and if one is found they may have to uncap the well and start all over again. >> we need to have every assurance that we can react quickly to detect a leak. still ahead, a deep marine layer along the coast means cooler temperatures for many. however inland that cooling effect will be felt? i'll tell you coming up in weather? : plus after months of requests, denies and investigations, we finally know just how much sarah palin
paid to speak last month... at cal state stanislaus. speculation about her fee was a source of criticism in the months before her appearance. and until now, the university foundation remained tight- lipped about the contract. the former alaska governor was the headline speaker at the school's 50-th anniversary gala. the event raised more than 207- thousand dollars, making it the most successful fundraiser the
school has ever held. we're not perfect. that s what apple c-e-o steve jobs has to sa with the we're not perfect. that's what apple's ceo jones has to say about problems with the iphone iv. a debut that didn't go quite as plans and complaints of dropped calls, they've faced pr problems. it's what he said that's got everyone talking. it was a special guest appearance that had many singing. >>reporter: he opened with a you tube song and went on to blame the media for the hoopla. >> if you read all the articles out there, you would have thought at least half of our
customers must have called in to complain or ask questions or be angry. >> it turns out only one half of 1 percent of iphone iv customers have complained, according to apple, and that has some feeling sorry for the tech giant. to a certain extent others agree. >> they're so big and mainstream that they have to answer to a lot more voices. so now that apple has finally showed one of the first kin beings in their armor, everyone is ready to go at it. >>reporter: it's something some knew about for a while. >> we knew the bar would go down a little bit just like other smartphones. >> they called it a challenge for the whole industry, but it's something he failed to mention at the iphone iv unveiling. >> it turns out that this is part of brilliant engineering,
which actually uses the stainless steel band as part of the antenna system. >>reporter: in efforts to keep customers happy, ape will give away free iphone cases. >> everyone likes free stuff. free stuff is great. >>reporter: for those who don't care about free stuff, apple has a song for you, too. >> most people aren't bringing them back, only 2% of the more than 3 million sold over the last three weeks have been returned, and that being said, everybody gets a new case. all you have to do is log onto the apple website and they'll send it to you.
don't go to the stores because they don't have one in-house. if you have already purchased one, you'll get a refund. if you build it, they'll come. we've built something that's really cool. >> it's clear you'll find more than books in the nearly 40 million-dollar library that's about $6 million under budget and opening on time.
>> it's going to have a wii gaming system. >> this is a gaming area in the teen area, and it's a reflection again of how libraries are changing. >> could the library become the cool place to hang out? there's going to be a coffee bar, and talk about evolution. get this. >> my understanding is that the library's policy will be if you have a covered container you can take that to the library. >> you can hang out in the library. you have this beautiful view and wonderful art. you can plug in your lap top or whatever electronic gadget you have, and you can use it. there's free wifi throughout the library. >> throughout the library they have 15 pieces of public art. up close this one looks like
nearly 4,000 of those old videotape cases. >> to the naked eye it's difficult to make out what it is, but watch what happens when you take a picture of the 26- foot tall bookcase. >> as a woman doing a traditional librarian pose, but it's tongue and cheek. libraries have evolved. it isn't the quiet place that libraries were in our youth. >> not even close. this is the automated book store. there are plenty of critics that think libraries are outdated, but it's not for the nearly 48,000 people in walnut creek who have library cards. maybe even the critics will end up checking it out. and now onto weather. as you can see outside right now, we're definitely seeing a lot of the cloud cover.
it's going to stretch from here at the olden gate to the trans- america building we can't even see because we have a dense marine layer. if you travel today, the warm temperatures are going to be here. you could find triple digits inland. let's talk a little bit about what's going on outside right now. inland locations are going to see plenty of sunshine, but out there right now we do have gray skies, and that's thanks to the deep marine layer which will linger throughout the day around the bay and along the coast. we'll start to see it diminish the second half of the day allowing us to warm up into the 80s and 90s.
for the most part not a lot going on here, high pressure in place to the north. we've got this little weather system off to our southeast with an area of low pressure sparking thunderstorms. i do think we may see residual effect if you're heading to the sierra, the east side may get thunderstorms activity today. for those of us on the bay, we're talking a thick marine layer. we're not going to see the warm temperature that we have over the last couple of days because of this marine influence. as we start out this morning, around 9:00 you're noticing we'll continue to see this fog really stretch very far inland. the further inland you go, the higher the cloud deck, but
still the gray skies keeping things cooler. as i advanced on throughout the morning it does start to diminish, first for the inland locations and then north bay locations. we'll see more sunshine inland, but will still keep the clouds right along the coast for us today. that will keep the coast cool throughout the day. a good portion portion of the day will be under cloud cover which will keep us nice and cool compared to what we saw earlier this week. we're talking upper 80s for much of the south bay, but we get cooler, and 60s even 50s along the coast today. the other side of the bay is where temperatures start to warm. warmest spots inland, 97. the closer to the bay you get the cooler we get with 60s and 70s near oakland and berkley
and further north in richmond as well. let's go one ed hand travel to the north bay where temperatures are ranging mid 80s to low 90s. the closer to the bay you get, the cooler because of the cloud cover. take a look at your forecast. we do have plenty of sunshine in the sierra, thunderstorms in the back half of the sierra. your seven-day forecast shows that temperatures stay nice and mild the next couple of days. we're in the mid 90s for saturday and sunday and then cool dramatically heading into the workweek as we deepen the marine layer and start to see temperatures getting back to the seasonal norms and stay there, maybe even slightly below seasonal norms. that's your forecast. we'll have another check of weather coming up. also still ahead, it's much more than just an improvement project. the sidewalks actually recycle water, and that's not all they can do. when it comes to science, this
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appeal - but the environment as welcome back. makeovers that will not only help the curb appeal, but the environment as well. one of the handful of streets getting concrete pavers, rainwater going through them like a sponge and in fill traits the groundwater. there are also curb cut outs. >> it keeps the water from going into the bay the wait water treatment center, lessening the burden. it's one of the biggest science projects in the world right here in the bay area. kate kelly introduces us to the man behind this inspire project.
this week's award winner. >> it's really cool. ed moses is director of nif at lawrence livermore national laboratory. this giant chamber of the culmination of 13 years of hard work. >> we want to burn hydrogen, and we can do that right in this little capsule here. >> he's talking about controlling nuclear fusion. >> people said that this possibility is 50 years away, but here it is in the bay area right in this facility right behind me hopefully in the next year or two. if this happens, it will change our view of the future. >> if it sounds enthusiastic, he is. educated in engineering and physics, he found his passion early in laser technology. >> my freshman year i saw one of the first lasers, and i
went, that looks cool. >> now he's working with the most powerful lasers in the world, but what he does outside his work is equally important, explaining the challenges and scientific solutions to the next generation. >> what we're doing is using lasers. >> for over six years' volunteered to teach students. >> i just want to help people engage in our collective future and to find solutions to the issues we have, not to concentrate on the problems we have. >> it engages kids of all ages to think about clean energy, a master at translating complex scientific concepts like heating hydrogen isotopes into understandable hands-on demonstrations. >> imagine this ball this big to make it become like the sun.
>> the result, he's changing the way people think about science and the future. his co-worker say his lectures are nothing short of inspirational. >> he makes them aware and shows them the potential and at a level that makes them think about the possibilities. >> i think this is a responsibility that we have to explain the issues that our civilization needs and how people can participate in the solutions. >> so for inspiring the next generation to see the scientific possibilities, this week's jefferson award in the bay area goes to ed moses. >> science on saturday is on summer break, but resumes in november. it's post in the our story about ed. still ahead, the event is not scheduled until next week, but people in oakland are
already standing in lining for it. the bay area man who inspired people so much they're waiting days to pay tribute. >> i guarantee happiness for the rest of your life or your money back. >> that's a bold statement, but there are strong believers. skeptics sound off on the growing movement to teach happiness. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
preparations underway for a rally to support former bart police officer johannes mehserle. how police plan to keep the peace. 's shaping up preparations underway for a rally to support their beliefs. how police plan to keep the peace. friends remember a soldier killed in combat. watching and waiting. engineers in the gulf have their eyes glued to the cap on the oil leak. why today is crucial for bp. your forecast is coming up in a bit, but first leading the
news this morning, flags are at half staff at the state capitol in honor of a bay area soldier killed in afghanistan. july is shaping up to the deadliest month for americans since the war began. at least 39 have been killed this month. among them army specialist stanley of napa. best friends gathered at their usual hangout to remember one who's gone. >> the 21-year-old army specialist was killed with three fellow soldiers wednesday when his vehicle was blasted by an ied. >> he's always happy. i never met anybody that had something bad to say about him.
>>reporter: he served in iraq then was redeployed to afghanistan over christmas. >> i said, where you going? he told me. i said isn't that a bad place? he said, yeah, it's bad. i said are you scared? he said, yeah, i've never been so scared in my life. >>reporter: he kept his friends in the dark about the dangers he faced in afghanistan. he was described as a peacemaker who wanted to drive a dozier after his military service was over in his death
he brought them together again. he was supposed to be home in october, planning to go hunting across the nation with his buddies. instead his parents have traveled to delaware to bring his body home. a demonstration planned for monday will be the first supporting the former bart police officer convicted of shooting and killing an unarmed passenger. the rally has been dubbed in support of. >> i don't think it's a good idea, but people have a right to express their opinion as long as it doesn't become unruly. >> my gut reaction, and i shouldn't feel this way, but my gut reaction was, this seems to be white people against black people. what a shame. >> a jury convicted him of
involuntary manslaughter for shooting grant in the back. when's your opinion of the verdict? our exclusive poll found that 64% of people in the bay area either agree with that conviction or think he should have been convicted of a lesser crime. 34% told the survey he should have been convicted of a more serious crime. bart police will soon have someone looking over their shoulders. the governor signed a bill to appoint an independent auditor to investigate complaints about police. >> this is how a governor is suppose to work about concerns that continue to be expressed by the community. >> this all starts january 1 and was prompted by the grant shooting. san francisco is seeing
fewer violent crimes, but the police say it's a constant battle. >> it's a journey, not a destination. we have to continue to get better as what we do every day. >> yesterday he gave a report card from the last six months of the year. crime continues to drop, and he gives a lot of credit to the zone enforcement strategy that dead indicates more officers to areas with more violence. from january to june the total violent crime rate dropped 20% from 2008, and 10% from 2009. so far this year there have been 26 homicides, 28 at the same time last year. property crime is also down 12% compared to the first half of 2009. good news for 200,000 state workers that can count on getting their full pay this month and next. works celebrated the news after a judge refused the gone
governor's request to force them to slash their salaries to minimum wage. the governor wants to cut pay until lawmakers reach a budget deal, but the judge said it would cause too much harm. the lawsuit will continue with the hearing expected late next month. we need our money. >> controller's delay shouldn't be a defense against complying with the law. >> there's a counter lawsuit saying the state's decade old computerized payroll system can't handle the changes. time now 7:36. bp engineers are working around the clock monitoring pressure readings from the blown-out well in the gulf of mexico. a critical 48 hour testing window ends this afternoon. they're monitoring a cap that was put on the leak since thursday to see if there are
any leaks. >> we have every assurance that we could react quickly if we were to detect a leak. >> the government estimates anywhere from 94 million to 100 atey 4 million gallons of oil have spilled into the gulf since it started gushing back in april. still ahead, our air- conditioner is kicking in here in the bay area. i've got your cooling forecast ahead. lucky for these folks right here, the weather is comfortable because they're lining up now for an event that is not even scheduled until next week. we'll tell you why. plus the people and events that have folks talking, an expert from yahoo here. to you've seen the signs. that's why having the right real estate agent is more important than ever. at remax.com, you can find experts in short sales
advance to pay tribute to a local music legend. pastor walter hawkins passed away last su gospel fans are lining up to pay tribute to a local legend. pastor hawkins passed away after a two your battle with pancreatic cancer. est best known for "oh, happy days." the tribute is not scheduled until next week. >> right now we're all here to honor bishop hawkins. it's more than 1,000 people here. i've been here since 9:00 last night, and so it's been a wonderful experience. >> the concert is set to begin at 7:30 tuesday night. tickets are on a first come first serve basis. the theatre is hosting a memorial service wednesday at 11 a.m. families going on summer vacation often face a challenge. how do you get the kids
unplugged from their modern technology? jim from commons sense media has some steps parents can take. >> good morning. so what's the biggest challenge facing families this summer, cancelled flights, rain delays, fog at the beaches? nope. just try unplugging from our media live, for kids no texting, no dsi, no ipod, no computer. for parents it means cutting the corners that keeps us connected to our works, facebook or our favorite podcast. it's not easy, and it affects nearly every family no matter how old your kids are. it's also very important because kids are spending more than 7.5 hours a day in front of some kind of screen today.
here are five simple things that you can do to make this happen. first, soften the blow, call a meeting of your family to discuss your vacation schedule, and explain that it's going to be a digital free media free trip, and then tell your kids why. then move quickly onto number two, which is be flexible because going cold turkey on technology is pretty tough, and you do not want anyone to feel completely out of touch. try to plan something media related during your vacation that you can do altogether as a family. do your research, plan offline
activities that relate to where you're going on your trip. jumping for joy at golder gate park. this past saturday a crowd celebrated international happiness day. they're members of a growing movement, an industry replete with research, books and college courses that believes happiness is a science that can
be taught. amy calls herself a happiness expert. she offers three month happiness makeovers, the cost $3,000. >> i guarantee happiness for the rest of your life or your money back. >> i think she's going to be giving a lot of people their money back. >> happiness is being with somebody you like, being with somebody you love. i don't need no makeover. >> i was skeptical at first. >> after taking the makeover and producing a documentary about her experience, she is a believer. >> i tried just about everything to be happy. i've been to years of therapy, on antidepressants, antianxiety drugs. one of the biggest revelations about this program is, i have a choice about how i feel, how i'm going to react to given
circumstances. >> most people define happiness as something external to themselves. happiness is a warm apple pie or some cushy slippers or sex, drugs and rock and roll. >> amy says that kind of happiness is fleeting and that true happiness is deeper than that and gives them tools. >> i have the tools. >> an entire movement is now giving it a shot. all right. well, hopefully you'll be happy with my forecast today. we do have gray skies, typical air-conditioner that we get this time of year here in the
bay area. here's a look outside at the golden gate bridge. you can barely see it. a very dense marine layer, thick this morning sticking around for most of the morning keeping temperatures cool pretty much area wide. then we get in the valley, and you can see what you get. most folks going to find relatively comfortable temperatures. an onshore flow is going to keep temperatures nice and cool, 60s and 70s, cooler spots in the 50s.
we won't see as much of afternoon heating because of the marine layer. an area of low pressure is likely going to spark thunderstorms on the back side of the sierra. you want to be mind full of that. in the meantime back here closer to the bay, right through the delta here and far inland keeping us cool as it sticks around the first half of the day. by lunchtime we start to see it diminish inland, 2:00, 3:00 in the afternoon, everyone with the exception of the coast will start to see more and more sunshine. temperature wise it means we're going to hover around average, a little above for inland spots and a little below average along coastal locations. so upper 80s for much of the south bay. we dip into the 70s as we get
up the peninsula. now, heading inland it's a different story. we start to warm the further east we travel. so low 80s for places like freemont, hayward and talking mid to upper 90s for the furthest inland location. back towards the bay, however, temperatures cool just a little bit. we're in the upper 60s to low 70s for places like ohm oakland and berkley. north bay temperatures in the low 90s to upper 80s, places like napa and 68 in san francisco. eventually a little bit of sunshine, but might take a while to get there. temperatures today mid 90s, still a bit above seasonal norms, but start to cool as we head into the workweek. expect a cooling trend and gray skies to continue as we move towards your work week and into next weekend. still to come today, apple
addresses the problems with the iphone iv and the future of what's been dubbed antenna gate. one of the most searched- for topics on yahoo. the folks on the west side are here to talk about the trends and why people are searching. @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ our real national pastime? saving money. and like baseball people love their stats. i started bringing my lunch to work -- 50 bucks a week in my pocket. here's a good one: state farm insures 40 million drivers. more than geico and progressive combined. i saved because i'm accident-free. of course, with so many ways to save including discounts of up to 40%, having that many customers shouldn't be a surprise. is
more than 3 million sold have actually been returned. >> if you read all these articles, you would have thought at least half our customers must have called in to complain or ask questions or be angry. >> and apple does admit that it knew the reception bars go do you know if gripped in a certain way. if you have an iphone iv, you can log onto the apple website and order your free case, and if you have already purchased one you can get a refund. we have a web trend expert from yahoo and pam is here with the hot topics. let's start off by talking about, i hear there are five top searches.
tell me what they are. >> first lebron james. >> of course. >> he continues to create online ripples on yahoo searches for him. people want to know about his mom, his shoes, and one of the most popular search questions is what is his twitter handle. >> what else have we got? >> world cup is still a hot topic, even though seven days ago spain hooked the crown. people in san francisco still want to know about the finals and the fallout from it. we also have the oil spill. >> i'm sure that's a big one nationwide. >> nationwide and specifically in san francisco people are looking at the live oil spill
feed, and that's up 300% in san francisco. here's a live look at the oil spill, at least what's supposed to not be spilling at this hour. what else do we have? >> lindsay lohan is making headlines. >> going to the big house. >> people want to know about her tattoos and what she's going to bring to jail. >> what's the last one? >> america's favorite sweetheart. she really did a great job of keeping her secrets about her baby adoption, and that is still people wanting to know the details of her, how her baby is. >> this is just bay area folks. >> bay area. >> it's so interesting how
yahoo can track the trends. there's a bunch of cool apes that you guys are tracking. >> summertime, the first one is free, and you can track where you run, how far you go, how many calories you go based on a gps. >> all i have to do is carry my phone and it can tell me however i ran? >> yes. what else do we have? >> six pack. if you ever wanted your own personalized trainer but don't necessarily want to pay for one, it allows you to have a visual guide for the proper way to work the muscles or how do i do a correct lunge. it will break it down. finally, after your sweaty hot workout you're probably hungry, at least i would be. maybe you want to go to a new place, so yahoo has a search
you can download for free that allows you to draw your finger around any particular area, and it sorts all the restaurants by ambience, cuisine. >> go for your run and then go find somewhere to eat. thank you so much, pamela. we'd love to have you back and talk about what the trends are six months from now to see how much they've changed. pam from yahoo. still ahead, ladies, it's an age-old question. does this make me look fat, and sit hard to get an honest answer? we'll find out where to get an opinion. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
local soldier killed in combat can remembered. a stranger who helped save this little girl's life. how you can make a difference. it's 8 a.m. this saturday morning. i've got your forecast coming up in a bit, but first leading the news this morning, ever since a fatal bart shooting on new year's day, 2009, we've seen dozens of rallies demanding justice for oscar grant, but on monday there's a planned demonstration in support of the officer who shot him. how are police gearing up? >> i don't think it's a good idea. >> it's freedom of speech so i have no problem with them actually making a rally. >> crews are already working to
control the crowds that may or may not show up at the rally. >> i think there may be some issues later in the evening, as there was a couple evenings ago. >> i don't think it's a good idea, but people have a right to express their opinion as long as it doesn't become unruly. >> would i do you think it might be a bad idea, because of the unrule unruly part? >> sure. my first when i heard that was, oh, my god. a lot of people are going to show up and make an issue out of this. my gut reaction, and i shouldn't feel this way, but my gut reaction is, this seems to be white people against black people, and what a shame. >> i think the rally is more an effort to over come the negative press that brought in
the riot or i don't know that you would call it a riot, but disturbance that was a couple weeks ago. >> my son was murdered. he was murdered! >> lauren wrote to us saying, all i ask is, there are two families in this, and thus far i've only heard murder from one side. >> just like he faked crying on the stand, he's sending out a fake letter to the public. >> chuck told us, if you truly want to be balanced, you'd interview all families and lawyers. we reached out to families and friends, and they chose not to speak to us, and a judge put a gag order on all the lawyers. simon perez, cbs . >> what's your opinion of the verdict? our exclusive eyewitness news poll found that 64% of people bay area either agree with the
conviction or think he should be convicted of a lesser crime. 34% said he should have been convicted of a more serious crime. bart police will soon have someone looking over their shoulders, with a bill that will have an independent investigator investigate complaints of police officer. california unemployment rates fell slightly last month to 12.3. the national unemployment rate also fell to 9.5%. despite the drop in unemployment, california did lose jobs in june. it's the first time this year the state has actually reported a loss. it's blamed primarily on those temporary census jobs that came to an end, and it's important to note that the unemployment
rate can fall even though job losses are up. that's because people who gave up the job search or go back to school are no longer counted. well, it's good news for 200,000 state workers. they can count on getting their full pay this month and next. workers celebrated the news after a judge refused the governor's request to force the state controller to slash salaries to minimum wage. the governor wants to put pay until lawmakers reach a budget deal, but the judge said it would cause too much harm. they'll continue with a hearing late next month. >> we're going to fight you, governor. we need our money. >> the controller has filed a counter lawsuit. he says the state's decade old computer payroll system simply can't handle the changes. the time is 8:04, and flags at the state capitol are flying
at half staff today in honor of a bay area soldier killed in afghanistan. 21-year-old chase stanley died after insurgents attacked his military vehicle with an ied. three other servicemen were also killed in the attack. he was based at ft. bragg north carolina. 39 americans have died so far this month in afghanistan. a california teen is asking people to swab their cheeks at an expo in oakland. the samples she collects could help boost her own odds of fighting a life threatening illness. >> one at a time. >> the cotton swab to collect dna. >> like your brushing your teeth. >> may help save the life of this 17-year-old. she suffers from a double whammy of two rare bone marrow diseases. >> your bone marrow fights against your blood cells, so then your body comes low on
blood and you get really fatigued and tired and out of breath. >> has it happened to you? >> yes. >> she's been hospitalized for months at a time and had to drop out of high school to deal with the fatigue and pna. as a member of a minority community, the search is harder. >> she's at a point where she needs a marrow match. >> what's the chance? >> chances are maybe one in 20,000 because of the low number of people with color in the national registry. >> family members spend every weekend signing up african- americans. >> the need is to save the african-american family.
who knows if my family might need a match. >> out of the 8 million people in the registry, about 500,000 or more plus are african- american. about 600,000 are latino. so basically latinos and african-americans have this 13% chance and it has to do with the number of people in the registry. >> the chance of a caucasian match is higher. >> you don't just help one people, but help save other people's lives also. >> the time is 8:07. bp engineers are working around the clock monitoring pressure readings from the blown-out well in the gulf of mexico. a critical 48 hour testing
window ends this afternoon. engineers are watching the cap that was put on the well thursday to see if there are any leaks. the pressure readings are not rising as high as expected, and that means there could be an undies covered leak. >> we have every assurance we could act quickly if we detect a leak. >> 94 million to 184 million gallons of oil is estimated since it started gushing back in april. cooler conditions in the bay area, the forecast coming up. plus, ever need an objective opinion on your outfit before you head out the door? where to get feedback on what you're wearing in a matter of minutes. in sports, in tough form against the mets, and the a's open the second half of the season with a win in kansas city. the highlights coming up.
their second consecutive shutout. and in golf, there are some unfamiliar names leading the british open... while a long-time winner says goodbye. here's kim coyle with the highlights. everyone wants to be a fashion good morning. everyone. it's not the usual cast of characters at the top of the british open leaderboard. tiger is eight shots back. the weather was more of a factor for round two. missed the cut in the final british open. >> a tough day.
the old girl put up her deuce and battleled back, and it was a tough, tough day out there. >> the a's kicking off their second half in kansas city. the royals were beat 5-1. the giants honoring their next hall of famer john miller. the big kahuna a week from sunday. how about asking a stranger to weigh in on what you're wearing.
a marine layer in place is going to help keep temperatures down throughout much of the bay. we're still going to see 90s out there and triple digits as you plaintiff inland. a look at your planner as you head out the door along the coast, so temperatures by the bay cloud cover through at least the first half of the day, then we'll break out of it toward the afternoon hour. inland, however, you should see sunshine by about lunchtime today. that will bring us up into the 80s and 90s, sunny and warm,
down right hot. we won't worry about that just now. we'll worry about the onshore flow. i do want to point out an area of low pressure off to the northeast. yosemite, you may watch out for that. it is cloud cover and thick fog that we're talking about at least for the morning hour. right along the delta will stay cooler because of the onshore flow.
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jose...in decades. but now downtown san jose...in decades. but now that's all changed the discount retail chain "ross" has set up shop. city leaders hope the new business will boost san jose's stagnant economy. the 24-thousand square foot department store is the first to open in the downtown area since the late 19-70's. that's when the last major retailers moved out of downtown. ross's new location on south first street.. will provide about 50 jobs. if you're planning a baby shower this summer and looking for budget friendly ideas, we have some tips. san francisco special events planner amy nichols is here this morning with ideas
that won't break the bank. minute 1: introduction and invitations: julie will ask you about yourself. you can briefly describe your background. bring your finished homemade baby shower invitation and quickly demonstrate how to make it with julie. talk briefly about cheap downloadable invites and websites where you can find them. minute 2: diy flower arrangements and decorations: bring the ikea vase and flowers to demonstrate how to make the arrangements. talk briefly about websites where you can download other cheap decorations (such as the banner décor site) i will have video of from hip-hooray.com, which we can use during the segment. minute 3: shower favors: it would be great if you could bring some of the edible favors. i will also download video from batchfromscratch.com to use during the segment. minute 4: thank you notes: show example of homemade thank you notes. wrap the segment. amy nichols, thanks. amy has posted all of these tips
these are stickers that you put on the cake. >> kind of like the scanners. >> you can put the border and make the edge a little less noticeable. >> we've got some party games here. instead of the typical shower game, why not turn it into an activity that will be helpful for the mom to beat. what we suggest is that you make thank you cards, and you can use simple rubber stamps. >> what a good idea. >> i like the martha stewart collection, and i use stickers from that collection and ribbons. >> if you want to find out where to get this stuff, head to our website. we'll have all these baby shower tips there for you and great ideas. i love the idea of making thank
you cards. it's like a gift for the mom to be. thanks for joining us today. it's a pleasure having you here. still ahead, a lot to talk about. pop star justin just bieber does something on you tube that hasn't been done before. ,,,, not that long ago, many families were priced out of an overheated housing market. but the times have changed. get the facts at remax.com.
theaters are taking movie technology - one step further. there's a lot of buzz about 3-d movies, but taking technology one step further, a test at 28 theaters across the country. basically a seat with a built- in motor that sinks with the action on the screen. if the film doesn't move you, at least the seats will.
it costs another eight dollars on top of your ticket price. the most watched video on you tube belongs to a 16-year- old pop star. his music video for baby has been viewed more than 246 million times. it just surpassed lady gaga to take the all-time lead. he got his first big break on you tube. when he learned about this milestone, he said thank you to fans fondly known as believers. that's it for this early edition, but thanks for joining us. our next newscast is at 5:30. we'll see you tomorrow. it won't be just me. have a great saturday. ,,,,
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