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a wildfire burning over calistoga forcing authorities to close major roads in and out of the napa valley. i'm frank somer ville. >> and i'm heather holmes in for julie haener. the fire is about five miles north of calistoga. the chp shut down highway 29 in both directions when the fire started at about 52:00 this --
5:00 this evening. the fire is burning near robert louis stevenson state park. the fire consumed about a dozen acres by night fall. the highway patrol reopened highway 29 between napa and lake counties. firefighters say they claimed to remain on the front lines overnight to keep the flames from spreading. right now, that fire is about 40% contained. so far, there is no indication of just how it started but, again, cal fire says it has stopped thefire's forward spread. >> ktvu's meteorologist bill martin is in now to show us how the weather is helping the firefight >> reporter: the weather is everything. here we are in august. you would think a fire like this would be a huge, huge deal but look at the current conditions at the fire right now. we rarely see something like this. the winds are just 10 miles per hour. look at the temperatures, 53
degrees, the humidity at 83% may be double or triple what it could be. so firefighters are getting a huge break with the high humidity. that's just moisture in the air and a very cool temperature. on top of, that you have light wind. real good news for firefighters. more later. residents of a large apartment complex near walnut creek can breathe a little easier tonight. contra costa sheriff investigators say they have arrested a man responsible for three assaults on women in the apartments. amber lee has the story. >> reporter: residents say that the attacks have been a wake-up call. though there has been an arrest, they plan on being vigilant. contra costa detectives
announced the arrest of andrew mouton. >> i'm very thrilled to hear that, because it's been very stressful. we have added locks to our door and everything. knowing that there has been an arrest made puts me at ease. >> she struggled free and then she pepper sprayed him. >> we received a break in this case when a citizen provide add tip to one of our patrol deputies. investigators say they arrested mouton as he was sitting outside of a pittsburg station this evening. it was not until today that they were able to link him to three attacks, which included the rape of one woman. >> we are confident that the dna we recovered came from mr. mouton. >> we are breathing a sigh of relief. >> reporter: authorities say
that mouton does not work in this complex, nor did he ever work here. authorities are trying to determine why he was in the complex and why women here were targeted. this couple has been living here for 18 years and the attacks reminded them to turn on the alarm. >> reporter: would you turn on the alarm still today? >> oh, yeah, i do that. >> bail is set at $12 million. he is scheduled to make his first court appearance monday afternoon to face rape, attempted rape and burglary charges. reporting live near walnut creek, amber lee, ktvu channel 2 news. the investigation into the fatal shooting of a german tourist in san francisco last weekend has led authorities across the bay. san francisco police, fremont police and the fbi swarmed an
apartment building. they carried away bags that they say may be evidence of the shooting. >> i department know if there was going to be any gunfire or not. they have body arm more, weapons drawn. >> a group of teenagers who attend add party at a building on mason street restarted the shootout that killed the german tourist and wounded two other people. meantime, san francisco city attorney has sent a letter to the owner and tenant that have building where the party was held saying they may face a lawsuit as well as fines for fire code vials. there was no permit to hold the party and application would have been denied because the space is designed to hold just 40 people. 200 people crammed into the building and another 200 were
waiting outside. owners of a cafi say they are being singled out unfairly. the dance club located at pierre 50 is said to go quiet next week. as the port of san francisco told us today, enough is enough. it is time for jellies to go. tonight, the sound of protest outside the port of san francisco. the goal, to kept doors of jelly cafi open. >> it's a place where people can go and dance. it's a stressout. >> reporter: january 2008, police say a 24-year-old man was shot and killed outside of a club. last night, a man was shot and killed outside of jelly. >> this is the shirt shooting in the last two and a half years. two were fatal, one nonfatal. we decided to go ahead and terminate the lease because of concern for public safety. >> a number of shootings occurred outside of a san francisco nightclub this year. some city officials say that
certain clubs are magnets for violence. in response this week, mayor newsom signed a measure into law, giving the officials the power to revoke permits, the goal to keep pressure on owner. >> we have no control over city streets. that's their job. our job is to control people inside. that's what we have done for 16 years. >> reporter: she says that jelly is being unfairly targeted. >> it was not because of something that jellies had done. it would have happened regard le. that's unfortunate. >> reporter: some those who protested tonight says that if jellies goes, so, too does one the last waterfront venues for musicians. one woman says it's not about safety but the port wanting a higher paying tenant. >> they turn into a shopping
mall and there is nowhere to go and they are only hurting themselves because part sifty's history is being destroyed. >> reporter: and the port responds to that saying that the eviction is strictly about safety and not about a valuable piece of water front property. reporting live here, mike mibach, ktvu channel 2 news. contra costa deputies fired charges against a man. prudencio rubio is charged with killing sanchez. sanchez was found shot to death inside a home at bay point. the shooting resultd from an ongoing dispute between the two men. rubio is expected to be arraignd in court on monday a walnut creek man was sentenced to 16 years in prison for killing a friend of his he is stranged wife. robert hazelton pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter in the stabbing
death of manuel gwynn inside his home. he then went to his he is stranged wife's house --est stranged wife's -- estranged wife's house, barricaded himself inside and set fire. al camino hospital has almost 550 beds. the number of patients being treat there had is down. -- being treat there had is down. >> reporter: anxious is the word a manager is using to describe the mood. the anxiety is not from patients but from hospital workers who have been told that 140 jobs will be eliminate because of declining revenues. >> we are losing friends, coworkers, people who have worked side by side with us and have done a tremendous job of taking care of our patients. this is a very stressful time.
>> 195 of the hospital's 3,000 workers at campuses at los gatos have received notices. >> they are nurses. they are technicians, environmental service workers. there are secretaries. there are managers. >> reporter: hospital officials say that the number of people coming to the hospital has dropped 6% resulting in an almost 8 million-dollar deficit. patient are s are losing their jobs and medical insurance and so are delaying their medical care. >> people are putting things off trying to get health insurance if you don't have it. if you lose your job . >> reporter: what's happening is happening at hospitals nationwide. according to the american medical news, declining hospital revenues resulted in 5800 hospital workers losing their jobs during the fir six
first six months of this year. despite the financial healths of hospitals, people worry about the physical health of patients. >> if people delay health in some areas of their care, then that can cause a more severe and more acute condition further down the road. >> reporter: over the next 602 day, al camino hospital will decide which workers will lose their job. they will rul in a 60 to 70 million-dollar annual saving. the two unions representing the workers did not return our calls. ktvu, channel 2 news. county sheriff deputies discovered a body outside morgan hill. we'll tell you about the second discovery they made when they got to the scene and new legal developments late tonight in the fight over same sex marriage. what the attorney general's office did today. and we are watching that wildfire in the napa valley.
their appeal of proposition 8. the judge who overturned proposition 8 has allowed the opponents to act. san francisco city hall is gearing up for a marriage rush if same-sex marriages are allowd to resume a huge crowd gathered at city hall yesterday awaiting a ruling on the stay. they have now shifted their attention and preparations to next week. >> we are thinking that maybe we are getting our tux, getting those ready, getting dry cleaned. we have our rings already so we don't have to worry about getting those. we are just filling in the details. >> businesses in the castro district are eagerly anticipating the decision that would allow same-sex marriage. a hair salon says that resuming gay marriage would bring in a lot of business a fourth day of consecutive losses capped the day on wall street. nasdaq lost 16 points. for the week, blue chips
dropped more than 3% while the nasdaq fell 5% senator barbara boxer released a new political ad on the internet and the ad, like boxer's previous one, is notable for what it does not mention. what most people say is the most important issue in this year's campaign. >> the most important issue in this year's campaign. >> there are three, economy, economy, economy. >> reporter: most people we talked to said the same thing. >> economy. getting people back to work it's going to be the economy. >> not one person brought up the social issue of abortion but look at the newest internet ad from barbara boxer. it criticized republican candidate fiorinna for being pro life. i'm a real pro life candidate. i absolutely would vote to
overturn roe v wade. >> the abortion ad is the third since the end of the primary. boxer's first web ad attacked her record as ceo of hewlett packard. boxer's second ad tried to ding fiorinna for being endorsed by sarah palin. none of the ads mentions the issue most worry about. >> it's the economy and it's going to be the economy in the fall and that's going to be tough on the democrats because the democrats own that economy. whether that's fair or not, that's not the question. the question is is that they do own it. >> reporter: uc berkeley professor says that boxer knows that and she is trying to inject issues into the race. issues where californians agree with her. >> california is a pro abortion state. >> reporter: this is a sign of weakness on democrats' part.
liberals are worried, he says, about losing congress. >> yeah, they are looking for ways to motivate people. jobs are not working for them they're going to pick on these other issues. >> most polls show that the race is very tight. political editor randy shandobill, ktvu channel 2 news and we want to remind you about an upcoming debate with the u.s. senate candidates. they will face off on september 1st, live right here on ktvu channel 2 federal authorities say two people died when a plane headed from watsonville crashed in the sierra. the f.a.a. says that the piper cherokee went down in a heavily wooded area. a hiker found the plane about 2 p.m. the f.a.a. says that the plane took off from watsonville, landd in auburn and then took off again and that's when it crashed. coroners are conducting an autopsy. the names of the two people on board have not been released.
the f.a.a. and the national transportation safety board are investigating. antioch police shot and killed a suspect in a shootout that wounded a police dog. neighbors reported a burglary. officers arrived and found the suspect, 29-year-old johnson inside. they began shooting after johnson shot and wound add police dog named thor. >> there was an exchange of gunfire between the suspect and the officers. the suspect was hit. he was pronounced deceased at the scene. >> reporter: thor was released from a veterinary hospital this afternoon and is expected to fully recover. the home's residents were not there when the shooting occurred. officials are trying to identify a body found in santa clara county. it's not just who killed the
man but what investigators found nearby that added up to a mystery. >> reporter: it it was on this remote ridge outside morgan hill where sheriff deputies say they found the body. man called in to alert deputies about 1:30 this morning. when authorities arrived, they met with a reporting party who then led the deputies to the site where the dead body was found. >> the body was several hundred yards from where a private road, tom drive, dead ends the body is of that an adult male who has at least one gunshot wound. the body was along an unpaid dirt trail. neighbors say they were surprised. >> never had any trouble except for some teenagers partying at night and leaving some beer bottles. that's about it. >> reporter: investigators say that they found quite a bit of evidence around the body but would not give specifics. we did see the binge suv being towed away -- the beige suv
being towed away from the crime scene. we learned that investigators made another startling discovery. >> they located another marijuana garden away from the body. we do not know if there is any connection between the body and the marijuana field why. >> reporter: if you know anything about the case, you are asked to call the county sheriff. reporting from san jose, jana katsuyama, ktvu channel 2 news. and it's windy out there right now along the coast and up in the delta. windier than last night. this is an onshore flow coming out of the west and you know what that's doing. it's transporting the coastal fog into your neighborhood. right now, it's standing across san francisco, into san rafael.
it's well in the east bay hill. lafayette, heading into fremont right now. this fog footprint is going to extend tonight. i'll have tomorrow's forecast. see you then. early morning traffic was snarled for hours today after a hessy spill closed interstate 580 in livermore. a big rig going westbound about 4:30 this morning blew out a front tire. that cause add truck to hit a railing, flip over and spill starts of landscaping and fertilizers all across two lanes. fortunately, no one was hurt but it took crews hours to clean up the rig. reward for information and a new sketch in the case had police try to solve the road rage killing. and the behind-of-the- scenes look at an event expected to draw 80,000 people to golden gate park. >> so, ah, your seat good?
got the mirrors all adjusted? you can see everything ok? just stay off the freeways, all right? i don't want you going out on those yet. and leave your phone in your purse, i don't want you texting. >> daddy... ok! ok, here you go. be careful. >> thanks dad. >> and call me--but not while you're driving.
the government's point man on the gulf oil spill says that if the spill is not filled, they will return. an agreement with the federal government has been reached to keep cleanup equipment in place for at least seven more days. that's to give coastal parishes more time to develop individual plans to continue the oil cleanup in their areas. los angeles congress woman maxine waters insisted she never violated house ethics rules. she responded to charges that
she tried to get a meeting to benefit her husband's banks. >> this case is not just about me. this case is about access. it's about access who are not heard by the decision makers >> reporter: the congresswoman displayed several documents from federal officials that she says prove her innocence. she watched her house trial or trial in the house of representatives held soon, before the november elections. oakland police is asking for help finding the man wanted for a killing. he is described about bald, 5'9" tall, in between 30 and 35 years old. he was last seen driving a white freight liner truck with brown stripes. on june 24th, he fatally beat gi tal lou of san jose after the two got into an argument
about a minor collision. a judge ordered a trial for a man accused of stealing artwork. his attorney said that helbing has mental health issues and a very low iq. federal agents are investigating the death of a young mustang found shot near the wild horse roundout. the horse was discould have had 120 miles northwest of reno. the bureau of land management says that the foal appears to have been killed in the past month. agents are in the process of rounding up some 2,000 mustangs in the area to thin out the herd the famous el palo alto tree has been defaced. vandals spray painted the tree. this was designated california his toreall landmark number 2
in 1968. city officials say they probably will paint over the gravity rather than remove the -- over the graffitti rather than remove the tree's protective bark. some neighbors are concerned about a party but organizers say that this time will be different an an inspirational story you won't want to miss. one man beating the odds after suffering from a heinous crime.
this is a slight warmup. san jose for your saturday, 79 degrees for a daytime high. that's on the warm end. that's about a few degrees warmer than it has been. you notice a warmup this weekend, but not a heat wave. the fog as you go through time is going to roll into your neighborhood, maybe some drizzle. they'll burn back rapidly. more sunshine tomorrow unless you are right at the coast. if you give more sunshine, what are you going to get? you're going to see mid-80s possible tomorrow. i'm back here at 10:40. the weekend forecast. we'll look at an area where you live. see you then. it's been scaled back this year but even so, tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the music festival this weekend and once again, park neighbors are concerned about potential problems. amber lee is live in san francisco with the report. >> getting ready for outside
may require some setting up. you can see light crews preparing to dazzle the 80,000 music lovers. that is either a curse or a blessing. >> sound check. you are looking at the main stage. >> it's going to go in that part over there. >> this will be jody mullins' third year selling teachers at outsigned land, an event she tee vibes as lucrative and fun. >> this is the best festival of the year, about dancing and having fun and meeting new people and experiencing some new music you may never have heard before. >> reporter: but a combination of a down economy and high priced headliner have taken its
toll. enterpreneur rick farman decided to scale the three-day event to two, and slash ticket prices from 90 to $75. >> a lot of it was based on talent that we had, offering better economic value was smart businesses. >> reporter: the same number of attendees is expected this year as last year. that has residents worried. >> frankly, i am worried. there are usually drunk people passed out when i wake up. >> reporter: there have been complaints about loitering, urination. but organizers promise this year will be different. >> we set a community hotline that will happen during the event. if there is a blocked driveway, we have tow trucks. if there is any liter that needs to be addressed, we will do that immediately. >> reporter: back here live, you can see that crews are working as fast as they can right now. they are putting umm temporary structures and putting up
fences. remember, this event kicks off tomorrow at noon. reporting live in san francisco, patty lee, ktvu channel 2 news. and we have more information about the festival including the concert lineup on our website, ktvu.com. just click on the weekend extra tab. melinda haig was sworn in today as the new u.s. district attorney. she overseas more than 120 attorneys in the district's three offices handling federal cases and representing the u.s. in civil actions. court documents released today indicate two apple employees have been indicted for an alleged kickback scheme. paul shin devine of sunny vale is a global supplier. andrew chang works in singapore. did he vine is accused of taking more than 100 million-
dollar in kickback from asian shares and sharing it with ang the maker of the blackberry smart phone says it will have a solution to keep india from shutting out it services. they are working on a solution to decode encrypted decoder that india has demanded. they want access to instant messaging and e-mail to ensure its security. the f.d.a. has approved a pill that is more effective than the morning after. it reduces the channels of pregnancy for as long as five days after sex. plan b, the most widely used emergency contraceptive pills begins losing it's techativeness in three days. today's ruling clears the way for the sale of the contraceptive by the end of the
year. zsa zsa gabor has been readmitted to the hospital. there were some complications from a broken hip. the publicist did not explain the reason for the complication. gabor broke a hip after falling at her home. she underwent hip surgery and was hospitalized until wednesday fur in the mood for cool jazz this weekend, you might want to head out to san jose for the annual jazz festival. folks are enjoying the music and dancing at the page stage at cesar chavez park. the festival continues through sunday. there will be music in a number of venues indoors and out. it won't be exclusively jazz. it's $15 per day and there are no extra cover charges. protesters gather and a new movie opens statewide. why they are demanding something other than onscreen action a bay area airport flipped the switch on free wi-fi for
state workers protested outside movie theatersshowing a movie starring former action actor governor schwarzenegger. they are angry about workers. >> he is promoting commercial him and his own agenda. he is an actor and he is not a politician. he needs to go now. >> reporter: schwarzenegger appears brieflily in a film. it took governor just a few hours to film his part and he did it on the weekend. a man will receive almost 3 million-dollar with the maker of the taser stun gun. 49-year-old stephen butler suffered brain damage in 2006 when a watsonville police officer used a taser to subdue him and he went into cardiac arrest. butler was drunk at the time
and had not taken his psychiatric medication. this is the first time that taser international had settled a product liability case. the company did not admit to any wrongdoing for the injury that butler sustained in news of the world tonight, in china, the flooding from heavy rain just keeps getting worse in the northwestern part of the country. the force of the flood water was cleared as a dredging barge smashed into a bridge. at least 1,000 people have died and others are missing. at least whole villages have been wiped out by landslide. several more inches of rain have been wiped out by a flash flood. in germany, the government announced that the economy grew by 2%. german is the world's second largest exporters after china. the growth far outpaces the rest of europe
in jerusalem, thousands of muslim worshipers gathered out one of islam's holiest sites on the first day of ramadan. muslims believe that the prophet muhammad ascendd to heaven from that sign. israel beefed up security. at a ramadan dinner at the white house, president obama made it clear that he believes that muslims have the right to build a mosque near ground zero. >> this is america and our commitment to reledge just freedom must be unshakeable. the principle of the people of all faiths are welcome in this country. and that they will not be treated differently by their government is essential to who we are. >> the plan to replace an old building with an its lammic sean terp sparked a great deal of opposition. president obama said that the place where the world trade center stood is hallowed ground but that placing the mosque
near there would demonstrate america's core values. the golden state bridge has a new leader. mulligan has been the district's chief engineer since 2001. he is expected to take over on october 1st. he will take over for the current general manager who is leaving to go to manager. he will be the 9th manager since the golden state bridge opened. something new for people going to the san francisco national airport. the airport began offering free wi-fi in all of it terminals. sfo was supposed to be offering it september 1st but airport staff and their wi-fi vendors got the job done early. oakland and mineta airports are already opening free wi-fi he was beaten and left to
a young bay area director is completing his first featured film and it's quite an accomplishment. not that the film is destined to be a blockbuster but what the filmmaker has overcome to make his dream possible. >> stand between them tan in front of the mirror. >> he is dog what he has spent his young life getting ready to do, making movies. >> action, duty >> reporter: the film is called action, duel. a row map tick comedy. derek wrote it, hired the crew, raised the financing and is now
directing it. derek is shooting on the proverbial shoe string budget but so did stephen spielberg and george lopez in their early days. to appreciate his accomplish the, you have to know what happened to him july 16th, 2006. he remembers being in a cafi in north beach with some friends talking about movies, of course. he left alone to walk home. according to witnesses, four men grabbed him off the streets, threw him in the back of a van and began beating him. then, while the van was moving, they threw him out in the streets. he landed on his head next to those cable car tracks. the four men were never found. derek was in the hospital in the coma with his brain swelling rapidly. it was not clear whether he would survive.
they needd to remove a portion of his skull to let his brain swell without further damage to his brain and, so, you cope the best you can. i don't know how else to put it. >> reporter: it's been a matter of coping ever since for derek and his parents as he slowly and painfully worked his way back to health. fortunately, his intelligence was not affected but the neurological damage was severe. >> if i want to keep my hands in extension, i have to go like that. >> reporter: der derek's dad said that he has not complained. he was not complaining. was not sat. he seemed to be in acceptance that this is what happened and it instilled a lot of faith in me that i could get through it
seeing his courage. >> reporter: you are not bitter, you are not angry? >> no, that would be stupid. i'm alive, right? my mind is still sharp and i let my imagination running a million miles an hour. >> reporter: many of the people that derek hired for his nil many are old pals that he hired from his school film days. it's i spying to see someone like that, saying this is what i'm doing. >> reporter: will derek be the next george lucas or stephen spielberg? well, the odds are long but considering what he has done and what he has beaten, you would not want to bet against him. we are heading towards your bay area weekend. the weather is looking pretty
good. it's going to be a little bit warmer, maybe a little less fog as we saw today. you saw the current temperature footprint and you can see where the cool air meets the valley especially up there in the delta. you can see the cooling that the bay area provides up into the delta in sacramento. the clouds are going your way. the fog will be there in the morning. and the extend forecast near 90, maybe 90 degrees on sunday but it is not a big heat up. when i say 90 degrees, i'm not there in oakley or livermore. we have had lots of drizzle. but we have had quite a bit of drizzle. some areas reporting to a quarter inch of just drizzle. so, you know, that's significant. it's been cool. it's been wet. the forecast highs in the morning, the forecast morning lows, pardon me, 50s. you knew that lots . lots of
fog at your house. temperatures come up but stop at 75, 80 degrees. you get over the hills and you find the low 80s but it's just a mild weather pattern. specifically, walnut creek, noon time, 70 degrees. 80 degrees walnut creek downtown. that's when you should see maximum heating at 3, 3:15. good news for the firefighters up in calistoga. humidity at 85%. that's really, really moist for this time of the year. antioch, forecast highs comes from an increase in temperatures on sunday. temperatures will come up 3 or 4 degrees but it's very similar to what we have now. the fog should burn off as quickly as it did today. of course, in the newsroom when the fire breaks out this afternoon, in calistoga, this time of the year, we are going high alert because this thing is in the summer. you look at the temperature, you look at the humidity and wind direction, we knew ant
firefighters knew, we're going to knock that thing down. very unusual for this time of the year to get a fire in that area down that quick. >> thanks, bill. >> yep. oakland police are asking for help tonight in locating a missing woman who suffers from depression and schizophrenia. 51-year-old beverly welsh coleman disappeared yesterday. she had come to oakland from los angeles to attend a funeral and then vanished from the days inn hotel off hagenberger hotel. one san francisco's most vein rabble restaurants has closed. a note blames the economy. it says that the restaurant will be closed until further notice. it was old time san francisco and the movers and shakers gathered. one of the grill's original owners ed moose died yesterday, the same day the doors closed
this is a big weekend for giants fans, a chance for the team to take over first place, not going to happen now. >> it is not going to happen. pat dress, they have pretty good pitching, you might say. why is san diego in first place in the national league west and the giants in second? simple. padres won 8 of 9 head-to-head encounters. and there is ann tray itzuris. he walks, stole second, went to third on a wild throw and scored on this double down the line by aubrey huff. giants scored twice in the 1st off padres pitcher. and but the padres scored twice off jonathan sanchez. san diego's bullpen takes over. heath bell strikes out aaron rowand to end the game. padres win another one-run decision 3-2. they now lead the giant 3 1/2 games.
and giant made a trade with kansas city for outfielder jose guillen. he has a reputation of being a royal pain in the clubhouse. he could make his san francisco debut as early as tomorrow. and mid-august, a's finally get a clans to visit minnesota's new ballpark. oakland tie it in the 3rd. and look out for that. a's collect 14 hits and manage to score just 3 runs. minnesota had five hits but scored four runs. central division leader twins win. a's fall back to .500 with a 57- 57 record 49ers second year running back glen coffee announced his
retirement today. glen coffee, the 49ers' 2009 third round draft pick, the 23- year-old running back was listed as a backup to frank gore. coach mike singletary says that the decision caught him by surprise but won't try to change his mind and another fog delay along lake michigan. tiger finished just six holes. tiger is 1 under par and must play 12 more tomorrow to see if he makes the cut. match kuchar made 3 straight birdies on the back 9. he is now 8 under and maintains a one- shot lead over california product nick watney. and that's sport as we see it on this friday night. both giants and a's lose and now san francisco trail by 3 1/2. >> next two games are crucial. >> they need to stay in it. >> that's hot.
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