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in oakland this morning, how a small central valley california police force is going to play a major role in a two-day gang summit involving oakland police and federal law enforcement agencies. >> reporter: it's the first day of school here in richmond. we'll tell you what richmond police are doing to make sure kids actually go to school. "mornings on 2" starts now. [ this broadcast captioned by erin c. mc clure ]
well, good morning to you. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it's tuesday, august 24th. this could be the hottest day of the year, and a heat advisory has already been issued. let's go right to steve paulson in the weather center. steve? >> hi, dave and tori. very still, very calm out there. very mild. in fact, san francisco is one. barmest locations right now at 66 degrees. we can't find any fog or a cloud in the sky. yesterday we warmed up nicely or too warm for some of you, today will be the hottest day of the week. san francisco, 66. 74 at 9:00. 84 and then 94 which would be a record high. there will be a bunch of record highs. here are a couple of them. the only one that won't be is santa rosa. 94 texas, 95 oakland. san jose, 100 degrees. we will have more to see how long this will last. let's get to the news with
tori. thank you, steve. it's been another violent night on the streets of oakland. police are searching for suspects in two separate homicides. one was in north oakland. the other was downtown. police say a 24-year-old man was killed outside a t-mobile store on broadway and 12th. around 9:30 last night. investigators say the man was shot during a heated argument with another another man. he died at a local hospital. 90 minutes later there was another shooting at eddie and 34th. officers found a man shot in the head. he died at the scene. investigators do not believe the two killing are connected. ktvu kraig debro joins us now with what the city plans to do this morning in an effort to stem all of this violence. >> reporter: we're at the intersection of 13th and broadway. that's where one of the two homicides took place last
night. now, later today, coming up in about an hour from now -- and you will see that a little later on -- you will be see local, state and federal law enforcement agencies as well as community groups getting together to try to solve the problem, brainstorm, if you will, to solve the violence problem. the city of salinas in monty tray county is going to play a major role. according to stats, salinas has the worst crime rate for a city of its size. since the city has been working with federal law enforcement agencies there's been a dramatic drop in homicides and gang-related homicides. last year, salinas had a record- setting amount of homicides. 29. this year so far -- ten. those involved combine efforts of federal, local and state
agencies working together under "operation knockout." >> we bring the agencies together under one roof with the facilitys that we rent to exchange information and better coordinate the attacking of the gang problem. >> our role was to focus on the transnational organizations, those gangs that originate overseas and basically bring their crime here to the united states. >> reporter: now, despite the two homicides in oakland last night, the homicide rate in oakland has actually dropped. 7% in alameda county. it was cut from 98 to 45. tonight in salinas, they will be considering something else that might continue their efforts and continue the success that you might see seeing up in oakland. >> the city is getting set to authorize office space for a joint operation law enforcement center. there you will see local,
state, federal and community groups getting together under one roof. the attractive thing about that, not only are the eangtses working together to reduce crime. the $3,000 a month rent will be paid for by a grant from the fbi. that would be an attractive offer if oakland could get in on that. in about an hour we'll take you out to the two-day summit. the police chief from oakland will be the one of the first speakers. kraig debro, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, kraig. 7:05. this morning, police have a new tool to prevent students from skipping school. ktvu's claudine wong joining us live with all of the details of what's happening with that. goodgood morning, claudine. >> reporter: good morning. yes, it's the first day of school here in richmond. and we can see teachers and staff starting to arrive here at kennedy high school. the front doors are open ready for the kids to get here. the kids are getting ready to go to school.
if they are not, those are the kids that they open a new daytime curfew will catch. about 5% of the kids in the west contra costa county school district miss school every day. that equates to about 500 kids. now, they did a crackdown back in march in richmond. in that crackdown over the three days, they found 40000 truant kids. officials say those numbers mean everyone loses. the kids continue get the education, the district won't get the funding. and police will tell you often kids who are not in school are often in trouble. they point to juvenile burglaries here in oakland. so this curfew is meant to address the problem. the kids must be in school, if not, they could be fined up to $500. >> we don't want to see students doing irresponsible behavior. we want to make sure that kids are in class because we need
them to be there so that they will be able to learn. >> reporter: picketing actually won't start until -- ticketing won't start until next month. kids will have to go to a court hearing if they are caught. courts will have to set aside time to deal with these cases. and the richmond league are on board. part of the challenge for police is when they pick up a truant kid it could take hours to process that child. again, live back here at kennedy school in richmond, where the day -- the first day of school is just beginning. we'll try to get reaction from parents and student the about this daytime curfew. we'll check back in with you in a little bit. claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, claudine. 7:07. the city of san carlos approved a budget that eliminates the police department. last night, the city council unanimously approved a budget
that closes a $3.5 million budget deficit. once the outsourcing plan is in place, it's expected to save the city $2 million a year. early next month, city council members will consider a proposed contract from the san mateo county sheriff's office to take over police services. it is 7:07. right now, some bay area commuters are heading to work by land instead of by sea. the 7:00 a.m. round of the vallejo bay link ferry has been cancelled due to mechanical troubles. people who are planning to take the ferry are boarding buses to get to work. this morning's 8:10 ferry from vallejo to san francisco has also been cancelled. a bus bridge is available to those commuters. many probably won't take it, they will probably jump in their cars and go, which is too bad because it's a spare the
air day. westbound highway 4 at somersville road. i'm gonna put it on the map for you. this is a crash past somersville road. there's injuries. traffic is gonna be slow. if you are taking b.a.r.t. and transit and you care to drop me a tweet. i'm at sal underscore castanedo @twitter. let's take a look at the bay bridge. it's backed up for about a five- minute delay. not a huge delay. once you get on the bridge in san francisco, it is okay. northbound 01 looks good. today has been a better-than- usual day in the south bay. perhaps some people are sparing the air and taking transit. 7:09. hello steve. here we are. sid farlang, our photojournalist yesterday -- hey, hey. get those knees higher! higher! give me 30. sid was along the embarcadero
yesterday. today, by christie field -- crissy field? right. 65 degrees in san francisco. one of the warmest locations. some of the inland locations have dipped in the 50s. along the coast it's chilly. coast, 80s, inland 90s and also 100s record highs likely today across the board. some fog is creeping up coming up from the south. it's still very far offshore. it will be here tomorrow. the only friday in the ointment for me would be if the sea breeze comes up. i'm going 94 in san francisco. if the sea breeze shows up all bets are off. i think we're good to go. this will be one of the best beach days all summer we've seen. go to the beach. high, 78 to 85.
that's along ocean beach. if you get towards financial district and at&t park, it will be in the 90s. santa rosa, 97 yesterday. 101 today. 94 san francisco after yesterday's 87. 102 in walnut creek. 95 in oakland. san jose 100. these would all be record. one of the keys in the higher elevations. i just focus on mount tam is 10 degrees warmer. they are already 80 degrees. 58 sonoma on the square. gilroy, 61. san carlos, 64. pleasanton, 64. 39 tahoe. a little bit chilly there. already 92 in palm springs. coast is clear. 50s and 6060s up and down the -- 60s up and down the coast. this system is coming in. a -- 80s to 100s today. today will be the topout for the temperatures. cooler for thursday and much cooler as we go into the
good morning. san jose, clear skies, already 64 degrees. looking for a high of 100 in san jose. it will be hotter towards morgan hill and gilroy. record high is likely today. here's dave. >> okay, steve. thank you time now, 7:14. today, voters in five states are going to the polls for primary elections. one closely-watched race is arizona. that's where senator john
mccain is facing a challenge by a tea party candidate. however, some recent polls are showing john mccain has a comfortable lead. 7:14. numbers just released by the national association of realtors show the sale of existing homes plummeted. july sales fell by more than 27%, to the lowest level in 15 years. one reason the market is hurting, buyers and sellers are in a standoff over home prices. sellers have unrealistic expectations and are listing properties on the high end. buyers are afraid home prices will start falling after being flat nationally for about a year. this, of course, is impacting the markets, as you can see, in the corner of the screen. the dow is currently down 137 at 10,037. the nasdaq is down 39. there's also still continuing concerns about global economic worries. a federal judge approved a
settlement in a class-action lawsuit against countrywide mortgage. the judge says countrywide, which is now owned by bank of america, will provide free credit monitoring for up to $17 million people who are at high risk for a security breach. that includes nean who obtained a mortgage or used countrywide to service a mortgage before july of 2008. a church trial begins this morning in napa. it's for a retired presbyterian minister accused of violating church law by officiating same- sex marriage ceremonies. the reverend jane sparr performed ceremonies for 16 same-sex couples in 2008. that's when same-sex marriage was legal in california. the presbyterian church allows ministers to bless same-sex unions as long as they are not called "marriages." reverend sparr is a less lesbian. she's openly criticized her
church's position. this could lead to her ring rebutted or suspended. for 60 years, the department of mental health was required to research the causes and possible cures for hoe me sex ailty -- homosexuality because gays were comras fid as sexual deviants. a bill would put an end to that requirement callsing it discriminatory. the bill goes back for final action. a judge has stopped the flow of funding to federal labs for stem cell research. alison burns has more with what the ruling means. good morning, alison. >> reporter: good morning. scientists say the rule something a shock and will mean that research is at least temporarily halted at dozens of labs across the country. president obama lifted the fund
on federally funded embryonic research last year but yesterday a federal judge put the ban in place. he was not satisfied with the government's answer. we talked to art torres in san francisco. he says california labs will still get state funding but the ruling is devastating to people who have been waiting for the promise of stem cell therapies. >> what you have in this situation is that you have the ail bill to to continue to do that but not under this order for any other state except for california. that's what's so disastrous for the future. >> reporter: there is still a lot of uncertainly about what this ruling means. the justice department says it's reviewing it and will give labs direction in the coming days. reporting live from washington, alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. 7:18. well, critical funding for california's schools and counties will be delayed all
because of california's budget stalemate. now, governor schwarzenegger, along with the state controller and the treasure, say they will delay almost $3 billion in statements. they say the money is needed to make pension and debt payments. california's budget is now 55 days late. the debate continues over how to close up a $19 billion budget deficit. well, tonight senate democrat also hold the first of a series of internet town hall meetings to talk about the state budget crisis. they will be taking live questions. but most will be submitted to a website. that virtual meeting takes place between 6:30 and 7:30 tonight. two more events are scheduled for tomorrow and thursday. 7:19. governor schwarzenegger will make the final decision on whether tv commercials designed to make california look good must be made in california. the state senate passed a bill that would provide filming in
the united states in order to boost local jobs t would only provide to tax-funded production. this is in response to the happy california cow campaign by the california milk advisory board, it was shot in new zealand. the bill now goes to the governor. coffee drinkers may soon be paying more at the stores for their favorite beverage. several heavy rains during the bean season has resulted in fewer harvests and the stores are paying more for coffee. analysts predict coffee will go up 50 cents by thanksgiving. but they say shops like pete's and starbucks will likely absorb the cost and not pass them on to customers. still ahead, a bay area fire chief is facing unusual questions about his personal car. this is not the first time he's
it is 7:23. we're learning more about alameda's fire chief and his questionable car habits. some disgruntled firefighters recently took pictures of chief david kapler filling up his personal car with free gas at a city pump. kapler said the free gas is a perk that he worked out with city leaders when he took the job three years ago. however, that perk is not outlined in his contract. kapler faced similar allegations when he was a fire chief in the lake tahoe area, nearly 20 years ago. the state is suing a sacramento county woman who calls herself the tax lady.
a national tv ad. ronnie deutch offers to fight people who have irs problems. she offers little or no help that results in smaller tax bills. she requests duplicate documents that result in higher fees and penalties. her attorney is not commenting on the $34 million lawsuit. time now, 7:24. a california judge says no to a lawsuit filed by two affluent peninsula communities who are fighting the plans for that new high-speed rail system. menlo park and atherton sued to keep the rail system out of their communities. instead, they want the train to run through the east bay. well, yesterday, a superior court judge ruled they could not reopen that lawsuit which was settled last year. the court ordered the rail authority to revise the environmental impact report but did not call for a reevaluation of the route. if you use fastrack, the
state assembly has passed a bill designed to protect you. ufnd the bill, transit agencies would be -- ufnd the bill, transit agencies would be banned from sharing driver's personal information. it would also be required to destroy any information that could be connected to drivers. this bill goes to the state senate for its approval. 7:24. we want to check in with sal castanedo. apparently it's getting busy at the toll plaza. >> it is. westbound traffic is gonna be slow, slower than it was before. not huge. if you want to take transit today, it would be a great day to do that on the spare had the the-air day -- spare-the-air day. northbound, 280, the commute is not doing so well. is there something there? i'm checking with chp. i don't see anything. traffic is gonna be okay. this is the san mateo bridge,
and westbound 92 traffic is okay. transit systems appear to be okay. i'm just checking them out. we'll let you know if anything changes. 7:25. hello, steve. >> should be a beautiful night at at&t for the reds/giants game. >> short-sleeves? how about you bring a sweater just in case? >> the sea breeze could kick in by this evening. but it will still be very warm, very mild even in san francisco. tomorrow will be a different story. today, no. sunshine already, and severe clear, as we say. temperatures are already beginning to warm up. it looks like we've bottomed out. it's a little hard to see. it's coming from the south. right where it says "commuters." it's up here. it will be here tomorrow. 66 san francisco. we'll go for a high of 94. that would easily be a record. it all depends if that sea breeze kicks in by 3:00 again.
if it does, i will never see 94. if not, it could get hotter. 00 degrees inland. 62 berkeley. ridge of high pressure sending everything. the jet stream way to the north but it will break down on the weekend in a big way. record highs likely today. tomorrow will still be hot inland but cooler by the coast. today it's 80s, 90s. 100s. the five-day, i mean, today from the heat we're gonna go to 30 degrees cooler by the weekend. we're live at just one high school in the bay area that rearranged their schedules to help keep their kids safe from the heat. we'll have more on that story -- straight ahead. a new college eachs its doors today in berkeley this. is a history-making event because of the college's focus. and there's a new queen of the universe crowned in las vegas last night.
safe. jade hernandez is in pleasanton with more in pleasant. >> reporter: good morning. we're here in pleasanton. the coach actually held practice at 6:30 yesterday morning just to keep his kids out of the expected heat. it's expected to reach 102 in pleasanton today. parents noted last night that their students are coming back to school just when the weather is heating up, which is usually not the case. you are watching kids signing up for registration last night. parents and coaches are taking precautions to keep their athletes safe as the heat rises to normal summer scorching temperatures. at least one soccer practice has been cancelled for middle- aged school bays. due to the temperatures expect to hit 107 in concord, afternoon gymnastics have been cancelled at one school. now, in the south bay, temperatures will be a bit cooler.
fremont and san jose are expected to see -- that's right -- 98 and 99 degrees, respectively. we traveled all over the bay area yesterday and found ourselves at san jose high school asking how one coach keeps his players safe. >> we know all of the symptoms. the clamming of the body, the zits orientation -- disor reenstation. if it gets that bad we call someone. >> that's the thing they are bummed about. so going back to school seems like a real disappointment. >> reporter: usually in the trivalley area, temperatures are in the 90s if not higher. pleasanton employees at a local cold stone creamery told us cool earl days and cooler nights kept some customers today. but today it might turn out to be a good day for the shops. as i mentioned before, the expected high in pleasanton is
102 degrees and foothill high school students return back to school tomorrow. reporting live, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >> okay, jade. thank you. 7:32. an autopsy scheduled this morning concerning the tragic death of an experienced bay area skydiver. 55-year-old robert wittson of martinez was found dead yesterday. he went die driving yesterday at bay area skydiving in eastern contra costa county. a search was launched when officials were informed he was missing. santa clara county coroner is trying to find a bodky -- body that washed up on the beach. they found the body of a scuba driver. still not clear what caused the man's death. investigators say the scuba diver may have violated the
fundamental rules of going in the ocean. he arnt play went in the -- he apparently went in the ocean alone. >> going into the ocean is pretty dangerous, even when you have a partner. to be on the safe side, my suggestion is always go in the water with someone. >> now, officials say all evidence points to it being an accidental drowning. police say there is a no sign of foul play. there was a close call at san francisco's ocean beach yesterday. a 14-year-old boy got into trouble in the surf and nearly drowned. fortunately some nearby surfers jumped in to bring them to safety. firefighters say the teenager was not wearing a wet suit and appears to have gone deep into the ocean waters. two laney college students are in jail this morning. they were arrested on campus accused of having semi- automatic weapons. one of the guns, a semi- automatic .40 caliber pistol
was loaded. the other was a tech assault pistol, the same one used in the mass massacre back in 1993. it's banned here in california. police say they were arrested at laney college. >> once they were out of class and away from other students, they were detained. it was done fairly low key and without putting anybody else at jep jeopardy. >> the suspect's identified as 21-year-old christian williams and 21-year-old reginald battle. police say each had a concealed pistol in his backpack. they say battle is allegedly a known member of a violent east oakland street gang. beth are being held without bail. the first-ever muslim college in the u.s. opens its doors in berkeley. detuna college is starting out small, renting out space for 15 freshmen. they say the time is right for
the muslim school because the muslim community in the u.s. is opening, opening up -- growing, opening up job opportunities. >> there's a growing need for highly trained professionals that are grounded and have an underring of their the islamic tradition. at the same time, able to function and relate to the contemporary issues in the american society. administrators say there's been no local opposition in the bay area at the opening. 7:36. in san francisco, several school district employees are reportedly on paid leave pending a criminal investigation. the "san francisco examiner" says the d.a.'s office is now looking into the alleged disappearance of some grant money that went missing. school board members say the case involves various grants but that no general fund money or any funding used to pay teachers are involved. well, long-time director of the petaluma wildlife museum is now accused of embezzlement.
49-year-old marcie weir has been removed from her job due to allegations she mismanaged thousands of dollars of nonprofit funds for her personal use. investigators claim she spent some of that money at hair and nail salons and also for massages. they say she also use the museum money to pay for child care for her own children. so far there's been no response for ms. weir's attorney. 7:37. today, the full state senate will vote on a bill designed to crack down on sex offenders. chelsey's law would require many offenders to go to prison for life without parole. the bill is named after chelsey king, the 17-year-old san diego girl killed by a repeat sex offenders. starting september 3rd, planned parent hood clinics in six bay area counties can no longer use the name "planned
parent hood." the national planned parenthood organization is canceling its affiliation with planted parenthood golden gate because of planned an administrative problems. that includes clinics in the following counties -- your time now, 7:38. this morning santa cruz county officials will consider a ban on smart meters being installed there. one supervisor says he gets at least one call a day from residents worried about the meters being either inaccurate or a possible health risk. pg&e started installing the meters all over california four years ago and concerns continue about them. pg&e hasn't said how it might react to an outright band. 7:38. we want to check in once again with sal castanedo, see if there are any problems out
there on this tuesday morning. we're not doing too poorly. we have things to talk about, namely the traffic is getting busier in the south bay. this is a look at 237 as you cross 880. of course, it's going to be slow. nothing unusual here. you will see some more slow traffic this morning at the bay bridge toll plaza. it seems to be filling in. this is the peak of the commute. if you can wait around it might be better for you a little about later on. this morning's commute in san francisco is finally beginning to see some slow traffic. 7:39. here's steve. >> thank you, sal. we do have clear skies and a little haze. yesterday wasn't too bad. but now the haze has settled in. another spare the air day. record highs. anything else, steve? >> yeah. it will probably be very good beach weather. today is the day if you can get over there. heat advisory, hottest day will be today.
one of our forecast models puts rain on us by this sunday. the other has kind of backed off a little bit. it's still very, very cool. we're definitely going to go very warm to very cool. one of the forecast models continues to be bullish on sunday. another one says it will be cool and rainy but not a rainer. to the coast, this is about the best we've seen all summer long. ocean beach, 78 to 84. from bow bodega bay you are good to go. water temperature, 56 degrees. there's fog lurking off the coast. not on the coast. it's still far away. record highs likely coast, bay and inland today. that santa rosa, 101. that's my forecasted high for downtown santa rosa. the airport will probably be 104 so that would technically be a record. san francisco's 94. oakland, 95. mountain view, 96. san jose, 100. those would all be records for
the date. it's been a long time since we've been 10, 15. 53 in santa rosa. they will warm up. not a problem. we've lost the wind. san francisco, 65 degrees. they are the warmest. 62 eekd/berkeley. livermore/concord, 62. palo alto is 61. up in lake tahoe, 39. 50 eureka to 68 down in san diego and palm springs are 92. the high at the surf, this is already moving. there a a little puff of a north east breeze for many locations. the wind is building in. the leading edge, that's the big change. that will play into our weather tomorrow for the coast. and by thursday everyone starts to cool down. heat advisory for today. warm to hot. record highs, 80 to 105 on the highs. 80 pacifica. 94 santa rosa. 94 san francisco. san rafael, 100 degrees. fairfield 104.
danville, 104. same for morgan hill and a lot of 90s in between. if you like the eat and you've been waiting a long time, here it is. tomorrow it will still be warm to hot away from the coast. here comes the cooling trend thursday and then a big-time cooling trend by the weekend. nineteen minutes before 8:00. a 22-year-old woman from mexico now holding the title of ms. universe. >> jimena navarrete, mexico! you are ms. universe! >> jimena navarrete of guadalajara won the pageant held in las vegas, beating out over 80 other contestants. she's the second person from mexico to become ms. universe. ms. jamaica came in second. ms. australia came in third. she says latinos who live in the u.s. are hard-working people who only want to improve their quality of lives. federal agents are seeking translators to help interpret
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nasdaq, down 32. s&p is down 13. you could soon see higher prices at the grocery store and the recent salmonella outbreak is to blame. pam cook's in the newsroom with the details. >> good morning. local organic farmers are actually seeing a bit of an increase in business because of the salmonella outbreak. but for most everyone else demand for eggs is down. as a result, one egg producer in petaluma says he expects prices to rise by as much as 25 cents a dozen. the recall has definitely squeezed supplies and many consumers have stopped buying eggs out of fear. some of the brands include wright wood, safeway's lucerne been. experts have advice for everyone -- >> it's always a good idea to cook your eggs thoroughly so the yolk is hard and eat them soon after you prepare them.
don't leave them out on the table. >> the recall has prompted a recall for action, better protection and detection from food-borne illnesses. a recent detection conducted -- survey conducted before the recall, shows there's -- one commissioner with the fda says this outbreak shows how urgent it is for congress to pass legislation that would call for more informations and give the fda the authority to order a recall. right now, companies have to issue that recall voluntarily. reporting live in the newsroom, i'm pam cook. let's go back to tori and dave. >> thank you, pam. for a complete list of the recalled eggs go to ktvu.com. look under the "right now" section. 7:47. moments ago, shirley she -- shirley sherrod said thanks,
but no thanks. she's a the agricultural department employee who lost her job in a racial controversy but was offered a new job. sherrod appeared with tom vilsack. he offered her a job to fight issues of discrimination within the department. but ms. sherrod said no. she said she was tempted. she's still interested in the government job but says she needs more time to deal with that recent ordeal. now, miss sherrod was forced out of her job after an edited video you see there was posted on the internet that implied she was a racist. well, federal drug agents are stirring up an old controversy about ebonics in their effort to bust drug dealers. they say drug dealers are using ebonic code words to plan their drug deals. the government is searching for translators to help figure out wire-tapped conversations. now, critics say ebonicks is
not a language say this is setting a bad precedent. san jose residents are invited to tonight's community meeting to give their input on the city's search for a new police chief. tonight's 6:00 meeting will be held at the rose develops community center on east santa clara street. city officials say they will use information to help evaluate potential candidates to replace the outgoing chief. 7:49. there's a new twist in that battle to figure out if negatives and photos purchased at a garage sale are that from ansel adams. a lawsuit was filed to stop the purchaser from selling those negatives. he says he's verified the authenticity.
however a woman says they look like photos taken by her uncle, earle brooks, many months ago. currently children are allowed to enter kindergarten if they turn 5 years old by december 2nd. but the proposed law would change the cut-off date to september 1st. a public policy institute of california says more than a dozen studies show that all students who start kindergarten at older ages do better on math and reading tests in 8th grade. ty ears pot shasta city school district will not win -- it appears a shasta school district will not win having a drug test. and yesterday, three justices did not appear receptive to the idea during oral argument. the district wants random testing of any student who participates in competitive extracurricular activities such as members of the chess and
[ cheers ] that's a cheer. 33 workers still trapped down inside a mine in chile can now talk to the outside world. there's a microphone, food and medication and other equipment being passed down to the miners and some new drilling equipment is now in place to begin the process of drilling a whole big enough to rescue the miners. well, the number of u.s. troops in iraq has fallen below 50,000. for the first time since the u.s. invasion of 2003. this is part of the president's
drawdown of forces there, turning it away from combat operations to the training of iraqis. it's ahead of the mandated end of the month deadline. u.s. commanders in iraq say the troop level is now 49,700. they say that number will remain through next summer. 7:53. bay area scrap metal dealers have been asked to be on the look outfor a stolen church bell. it was taken from saint michaels church in san francisco's oceanview neighborhood. the bell is 4 feet wide and 2 feet and we talked to an individual who said the bronze bell could fetch up to $900 if the thieves sell it. a staff member of the church said the priest noticed the
bell was gone last tuesday night. police say the thieves face felony charges. apple is waking users of its itune services to change their passwords. scammers have beening racking up unauthorized charges on itune accounts. they say scammers are sending out fake phishing messages to trick users to disclose their users names and passwords. some say the problem has been going on for a number of years but the attempts have jumped. let's go to sal. everyone behaving themselves? >> they are. i am. i don't know if they are. let's take a look at traffic here and we're trying to figure out why it's so slow here but it could be the slow traffic getting into the valley at this time. we don't see any accidents to
report in the area. westbound highway 4, antioch, concord, little bit of slow traffic there, especially in antioch. if you are driving in livermore valley, most of the slow traffic in 580 is in livermore. by the time you reach dublin it has eased up. caltrain delays, 15 minutes on southbound delays 104/206, single tracking in sunnyvale and mountain view. in is the noncommute direction. so it probably won't affect too many people let's go to steve. sunshine already across the board. 50s and 60s and for those of you who want to head to the beach, today would probably be the best day. i pointed this out -- coming
up. it's right above pleasanton. it's stillaways a way. it -- it's still a ways away. it will be sunny for everybody. high pressure is over us today. about half of tomorrow and then an extremely strong system for the end of august barrels in for a big-time cooling trend as we get to the weekend. but today, a heat advisory, record highs possible, anywhere from 80 to 105 on the temperatures. i think there will be about 10, 5 record highs. cooler thursday, much cooler friday and saturday. tori and dave? >> all right. thank you, steve. 7:57. we're getting word of a crime scene in a residential neighborhood. our crew is working to get more information and we'll bring that to you next. another bay area city has made a drastic move to tackle
good morning. welcome back to "mornings on 2." i'm tori campbell. >> good morning. i'm dave clark. it's tuesday, august 24th. the temperatures, we could hit triple digits in some areas. there's a heat advisory already in effect. >> let's get right to steve in the weather center for the very latest. >> all right,er tory. thank you very much. we do have a heat advisory. it's been a long, cool summer for many. no fog to speak of. tomorrow, yes. but not today. we start off with a lot of 50s and 60s.
65 in san francisco. heat advisory is out and as we go to the computer, the hottest day will be today. 80 to 105. 80s, 90s by the coast. 90s to00s inland. if you have been itching to go to the beach, today's the day. tomorrow things will change. sunny and warm along the beach. not only is that ocean beach, but bodega bay all the way down to monterey. here's more from dave. we have breaking news coming from vallejo. kight's claudine wong just arrived at woodrow avenue. it's a major crime scene. what's happening out there? >> reporter: we are on the 200 block of woodrow avenue. police have taifed off this area -- taped off this area as they investigate. i've talked to the lieutenant. they are still trying to get to to a lot of information. they are identifying the victim as corey dunn, a black male, found dead at this residence. police say at 5:43, they got a
call about three shots fired. they got on scene and found mr. dunn in the garage. he had been killed. they have been out here ever since talking to neighbors and trying to investigate what exactly happened out here. all we know at this point is that he was apparently staying at this residence on the 200 block of woodrow avenue, that he knew the resident that the person who called 911 was actually an acquaintance of his. we don't know yes was -- what we don't know is why he was targeted or what led to the shooting. family and friends have been on scene this morning. they didn't want to make any comment this morning. police are here. as you can see, if we pan over, they are still processing the scene, the lieutenant tells me they plan to be out here for a couple more hours. early information just coming in. this story is still developing. we'll stay out here and keep an eye on things and keep you updated. live here in vallejo, claudine
wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. 8:02. it's also been another violent night on the streets of oakland. police are out there searching for suspects in two separate hjses overnight. one was in north oakland. the other was in downtown oakland. police say a 27-year-old man was killed outside a t-mobile store at 12th and broadway about 9:30 last night. investigators say the unidentified victim was shot at least two times after a heated argument with another man. he died hours later at highland hospital. 90 minutes after that shooting, police were called to the scene of a second deadly shooting at eddie and 34th. police found a man who had been shot in the head. he died right there at the scene. investigators don't believe those two killings are connected. it's 50803. this night -- it's 8:03. this deadly gun violence follows the layoffs of 80 police officers and a month
after chief anthony batts pledged to ask for federal help to reduce crime in the city. oakland police will be taking a look at the success of the salinas department with reducing crime. >> the main promise we made, we're here for the lodge haul. >> you have multi-national gangs. >> in 2008 and 2009 there were more than 50 gang-related murders in salinas. there have been just four gang- related killings in salinas this year. ktvu's kraig debro is getting new information on the summit in oakland. he will join us for an update at 8:30. the city of san carlos approved
a budget that closes the $ $3.5 million budget. once the outsourcing is in place, it is expected to save the city $2 million a year. early next month, city council members will consider a proposed contract from the san mateo county sheriff's office to take over police services in san carlos. 8:04. school kids in richmond are heading back to school this morning and students caught stipping class -- skiffing class will be sent to juvenile court with their parents under richmond's new law. that law prohibits school-aged children from being in any public place during normal school hours. supporters of the daytime curfew say most students can't afford to miss valuable classroom time. they also say the students face the risk of becoming involved in criminal activity while hanging out on the streets. a church trial starts this morning in napa for a retired presbyterian minister accused of violating church law by
officiating same-sex marriage ceremonies. jane sparr performed ceremonies for 16 same-sex couples couples in 2008, when same-sex marriage was legal in california. the presbyterian church allows ministers to bless same-sex unions as long as they are not called marriages. reverend sparr is a lesbian who has openly criticized hefer church's position -- her cloich's position -- church's position. the state senate has unanimously approved a bill to figly end efforts to cure gays for 60 years there was a law on the books that required the department of mental health to research the causes and potential cures for homosexuality because gays were classified as sexual deviants. a new law would put an end to that requirement calling it discriminatory. 8:06. this morning if you drive on
highway 4 in contra costa county. you will see burned hillsides t was a grass fire just before 6:00 and right at the height of rush hour. it burned up 60 acres. two helicopters and 85 firefighters were out there to knock out the flames. they did it in about an hour. no buildings were threatened no injuries were reported. 8:07. we want to check in with sal castanedo. still slow in san jose on 280, sal. that's right. we've been watching to see if there are any crashes associated with the slowdown. a lot of people are trying to get in. it's not completely slow but definitely we'll see some lowing coming from downtown heading into the valley. also this morning, we are looking at the commute on 237. that's going to be slow as well as you cross 880 and continue out to the 101 area. this moving's commute hasn't been too bad if you are driving to the bay bridge. it's about a five to ten-minute delay.
it's a spare the air day. if you can, you can help us out by taking public transportation or taking your bike if you can. help us out with air quality. one last thing i want to mention, some caltrain delays, trains number 104 and 206 are delayed in the southbound direction because of some signal problems. caltrain says those delays are not expected to last much longer. less go to steve -- let's go to steve. we have a little haze over oakland. 67 degrees. the oakland airport says they are already 71. what the heck is getting into the oakland airport? they are running much warmer for everyone else. it's close. there are a lot of upper 60s hand low 70s. the high-pressure system which has been on vacation since about the 4th of july, decided to come back yesterday. it's here today. heat advisory is out today. will definitely be the hottest day of the week, maybe for about a week. highs 8 0 to 105. the coast is always, always, it depends on the sea breeze, but the fog is offshore. it's not on the coast unless
you are down by san diego. there's a little bit down there. 80, 90, 100 today. we have lost sunshine and record -- a lot of sunshine and record highs. the record is 89 back in 2003. we should blow past that. oakland, 95. the record 91. santa rosa, 91. that santa rosa 101 is for downtown. 102, 1931. mountain view, 96. 20 above average, 93, 2003. and san jose's 10092. also 2003. san jose is at 70 degrees already. 70 degrees. all we need is 30 to hit the00. livermore/concord, 68. the city's at 67. napa/voer were 64. 97 in palm springs. 70 in san diego there. 70 in sacramento. we have 59 ukiah. they will make up for lost
time. high pressure will be over us fort lauderdale and then start to move. you can see the leading edge of the strong low that's on its way. not before sunday. sunday, the possibility of rain, probably not we'll mention it. more likely cool and breezy. the heat advisory wins out with warm and hot conditions. 80s, 90s by the beaches. 90s inland. anywhere from00 to 105. hot today, fog returns. still hot inland but not as hot. here comes cooler weather thursday. dave? >> thank you, steve. a santa cruz man is embarking on a very ambitious long-distance swim as we speak to you. just before he dove into the chilly water, he talked to us. >> i'm load up with enough grease to stop things from getting through.
the suit covers most of my body. >> he's a brave man. the 44-year-old man set off from santa cruz. he's hoping to become the second person to make the nearly 95-mile swim. he's gonna have to deal with jellyfish and possible blip great white sharks. he's expected to arrive at the beach in monterey this afternoon. ten minutes after 8:00. home sales plunged 27% last month to the lowest level in 15 years. find out what experts are blaming for the dramatic fall. dad, sometimes i feel like we're different. are we? we are different, son. we serve teriyaki bowls. delicious steak or grilled chicken on a bed of steamed rice, with broccoli,
8:14. numbers came out this morning from the national association of realtors. they show the sales of existing homes just plummeted last month. july sales fell by more than 27%. that's the lowest level in 15 years. one reason the market's hurting, buyers and sellers are -- have got a standoff over home prices. some sellers having unrealistic expect stations are listing --
expectations are listing houses on the high end. a report on new home sales is coming out tomorrow. a federal judge approved a settlement in a class-action lawsuit against countrywide mortgage. the judge says countrywide, which is now owned by bank of america, will provide free credit monitoring for up to $ $17 million people who are at high risk because of a security bridge. that includes anyone who obtained a mortgage or used countrywide before july of 2008. today voters in five states go to the polls for elections. one closely-watched election is in arizona where john mccain is facing a tea party supporter.
proposition b on the november ballot could directly impact deputies by requiring them to pay more into their pensions. some people question whether the deputies have have a conflict of interest that should prevent them from providing security at the election. 8:5. well, a federal judge has stopped the flow of federal funding to those laboratories working on stem cell research. alison burns is live in our washington, d.c. newsroom with more on just what this ruling means. good morning, alison. >> reporter: good morning to you, dave. well the judge's ruling means that federal embryonic stem cell doctors are going to stop flowing and research is in limbo. instead stem cell labs across the country. the stung says that president obama -- the judge says that proom's order expanding stem
cell research violates laws violating the destruction of human embryos. now the roif is on hold and pro- life groups ares facing the -- are praising the judge's ruling. >> we need to hold the line funding -- using federal dollars for this. >> but stem cell researchers called the ruling a deplorable setback for science and for people hoping for stem cell therapies. bare researchers say their work continues -- bay area researchers say their work continues. >> the pro-life movement don't want any life destroyed. we're saying that embryonic creme tells provide for -- stem cells provide for human life
potentially. >> this is a battle that will likely prompt congress to get involved again. alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. okay. allison, thank you. 8:17. this just came into the ktvu newsroom. we just found out california will not be getting money in the second round of the race to the top school reform grant competition. this is a federal program. the u.s. education department announced that nine other states and the district of columbia will get about $4 billion in this program. that competition has triggered a wave of education reforms all over the country as states pass new teacher accountability policies. they also lifted caps on charter schools to boost their chances of winning. but once again that race to the top, california, once again, did not make the list. >> also some more bad news for california school districts. governor schwarzenegger along with the state droller and treasurer say they will delay
almost $3 billion in payments. they say that money is needed to make pension and debt payments during the budget stalemate. california's budget now 55 days late. the debate continues over how to close up a $19 billion budget deficit. 8:18. governor schwarzenegger will make the final decision on whether tv commercials designed to promote california must be made in california. the state senate passed the bill in an effort to boost local jobs. it would only apply to tax- payier funded production. the legislation is in response to the happy california cows cam pine by the california milk advisory board. that was actually shot in new zealand. the bill now goes to the governor. coffee drinkers may soon be paying more at the stores for their favorite beverage. several years of heavy rains during the coffee growing season have meant slower harvest and fewer are -- and
shoppers should see coffee go up by 50 cents a pound by thanksgiving. but they say pete's and starbucks and other coffee shops are likely to absorb the cost. we have breaking news coming from the peninsula. there's been a home-invasion robbery. we'll have that for you next. a bay area fire chief is facing some unusual car troubles. we're learning this is not the first time he's faced questions about his personal car. san francisco drivers looking at a pretty decent drive into the downtown area. i will tell you more about the morning commute coming up.
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crystal form. but now they booked an additional 19 gallons of meth solution into evidence which could have made another 150- pounds of methamphetamine. police also recovered $35,000 in cash and two firearms in that bust. we're learning more about alameda's fire chief and his questionable car habits. some disgruntled firefighters recently took pictures of chief david kapler filling up his personal car with free gas at a city pump. kapler said the free gas is a pump that he worked out with city leaders when he took the job three years ago. however, the perk is not specifically outlined in his contract. kapler faced similar allegations when he was a fire chief in the lake tahoe area nearly 20 years ago. 8:24. toyota may be headed for another recall as the federal government upgrades its investigation into car engines that stall while the car is moving. now, the government has not yet demand the a recall of toyota
corollas and matrixes but the problem could affect 1.2 million cars built for the 2005 through 2007 model years. there have been 163 consumer complaints that allegedly resulted in six accidents but no injuries. investigators say toyota may have known about the problem for more than two years. let's check in, once again, with sal castanedo. we're getting an update on the latest on the road. sal? >> all right, tori. right now, the traffic on bay area bridges is looking okay. if you are trying to decide whether or not you are gonna take the bay bridge as i tell one of my producers, go ahead and take it. san mateo bridge, golden gate bridge, richmond bridge. >> traffic looking good. today we encourage you to taking public transportation. speaking of air quality and weather. let's go to steve. >> thank you, sal.
we have clear skies. temperature already up in the 70s and 80s. it won't take long to get in the hot category. emeryville we're looking for record highs today. i'm getting a head of myself. the crew's giving me a hard time. 60s and 70s. can you see the orange already starting to increase. concord/livermore and wrapping back over sfo and oakland. they are in the low 70s. that's what makes sense with temperatures getting this warm this soon. we do have a little bit of fog lurking offshore right there. it's still aways away. it will be here tomorrow. it won't play into the beach forecast today. get over there today because it won't be this way tomorrow. sunny, warm, hot down towards santa cruz, capitola. we'll go 75 to 85 along ocean beach but in the city itself, i'm going 94.
highs today will be in the record-setting territory and also way above average. 101 santa rosa, 102 walnut creek. 95 downtown oakland. san jose, 100. it's already 8980 in mount tam -- 80 in mount tam. gilroy and pleasanton are sitting at 70 already. 70 in sacramento. 72 redding. 66 monterey of that's really warm for them. the high gives us one more hot day at least for the coast. tomorrow it moves and the fog comes back. heat advisory is out. record highs today. it's out of here. today 80s to 100. the big news will be going from really hot and record-setting temperatures to really cool and winy conditions as we head towards the -- windy conditions as we head towards the weekend. we're following breaking news coming from vallejo. ktvu's claudine wong is getting us new information as we look at these live pictures. an ongoing homicide investigation there. some critical conditions
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breaking news coming from vallejo. a man was found shot to death inside of a house on woodrow avenue this morning. ktvu's claudine wong is out there. she's talking to the police. what have you found out? >> reporter: we do have information for you, both about the victim and about what happened here. we're on woodrow avenue on the
200 block. the house where this happened is right behind me. crime scene technicians are still processing the scene. the body of corey dunn was found in a detach garage next to that house. here's what we know happened -- this happened at 5:43 this morning. police say they got a call from an acquaintance about three shots fired. when they got to the scene, they didn't find anyone except for the victim, corey dunn is described as a man in his 30s. friends and family say corey dunn was a father, brother, someone who lived in vallejo for a number of years. police say they believe he was staying there with someone he knew at the house. now, sources also tell me that a suspect was seen running away from the scene shortly after the shots were fired. that suspect seen running and jumping into a dark-colored van and leaving woodrow avenue. that's all we know right now. i can tell you there are family and friends on the scene. obviously they upset at this point and didn't want to make
any further comment to us. police tell us they will be out here for a couple of hours. we've gone the detectives and neighbors said they've knocked on their doors and asked if they have seen anything. right now, not a lot of information exception for the three shots fired and the suspect seen leaving the scene shortly after the the shots were fired. claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. we're also following more breaking news coming from east palo alto this morning. police say they got a call from a woman just after 8:00. she said she came home from drew court and found some of her family members tied up. police say they are looking for three men who escaped in a light-colored gmc suv. we'll bring you more updates on this as the information becomes available. 8:32. it has been another violent night on the streets of oakland. police are searching for suspects in two separate homicides overnight. one was in north oakland. the other was downtown.
police say a 27-year-old oakland man was killed outside of a t-mobile store on broadway and 12th around 9:30 last night. investigators say the unidentified victim was shot during a heated argument with another man. he died hours later at oakland's highland hospital. 90 minutes after that shooting, police were called to the scene of another deadly shooting at eddie and 34th. officers found the man who had been shot in the head. he died at the scene. investigators do not believe the two killings are connected. with all of this violence, it's very timely the crime summit is being held today in oakland. kraig debro joins us with details of the summit just getting underway. goornl, kraig. >> reporter: good morning, tori. it just got underway about a half hour ago, 25 minutes to a half hour ago. it's the two-day visit of the summit involving gangs. not only here but through the state. chief batts is here, ron
dellums, the new u.s. attorney as well as nancy o'malley, who is the new alameda county district attorney. now, i want to talk to kevin grant right now because he's an outreach coordinator in the city of oakland. the other person who spoke was the director of gang youth violence for the governor's office. he says oakland was the most violent city for the city of its size. is that true? >> well, by the statistics i've been able to read and be a part of, the numbers are per capita, yes. >> for a hundred thousand people or so >> correct. >> reporter: one of the issues i hear they are gonna direct here is the success the city of salinas has had with coordinating their efforts to reduce the violence. recent two-year period they had about 55 homicides. last year, 29. this year so far, 0. how much of that has to do with something who works in the job that you do outreach, going out
talking to people. >> our work has been proven now. we were coming in before the statistics and the data was researched an delivered and saying it was -- and delivered and saying it was delivered. how we get involved with the violence and the identifiable mark of the violence, we get involved with the retaliation which is one of the most common things we identify to stick with. you can count on the retaliation factor. we identify that in oakland and it -- it has significantly changed -- >> very quickly. how many do you feel with? >> 80%. >> reporter: one of the community groups is actually here today with law enforcement. actually, kevin's group is paid
by measure y. two-day gang summit here in oakland, involving a lot of local law enforcement officials. the idea is to reduce gang- related violence. kraig debro, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, kraig. 8:35. well, the first-ever muslim college in the whole u.s. opens today in berkeley. it's called datuna college, starting out small for its first class of 15 freshmen. one of the co founders says the time is right because the muslim community in the u.s. is growing and opening up job opportunities. >> there is a growing need for highly trained professionals that are grounded and have an understanding of their the islamic tradition. at the same time, able to function and relate to the contemporary issues in the american society. administrators say there's been no vocal opposition in the
bay area to the opening of the college. 8:36. let's check in with sal to see what's happening on the roads. >> as a matter of fact, right now, things are okay. we do have some slow traffic out there. if you are taking transit, traffic -- or the transit system seems to be okay. northbound 280 and also southbound 280. quite a bit of slow traffic. especially on the right-hand side which is northbound 280, just north of bird avenue. you can see traffic is busy all the way in the valley and it's been that way for a while. let's take a look at the livermore valley where we have slow traffic coming in. 680 from pleasanton to fremont. 880 traffic is also slow in hayward and fremont. at the bay bridge toll plaza, it looks like about a ten- minute wait before you actually pay the money. 8:37. here's steve. sunshine already. very warm conditions. no fog. it's out there. it's way out there. it will be here tomorrow. but today, everything looks good for beach weather.
it's been a long cool cold summer but not today. you can head over to the beach if you want to. heat advisory is out. hottest day of the year. got a nice e-mail from russ yesterday in san francisco. he said i'm going to the beach today if i can remember how to get there. hottest days 80 to 105. 80s on the coast. 90s inland and also 100-degree temperatures. temperatures today, there's a little about bit of fog. it's moving south to north, the one closest to us but they are all getting closer. they will be here tomorrow. but the coastal forecast looks really good today. this is one of the best beach days we've seen. the last hot spot we had was around the 4th of july. it's been a long time coming. this will be along ocean beach, 75 to 85. closer to the financial district, it will be in the 90s. there will be hot temperatures not only along the coast in san francisco but also inland as well. 90s and 100s.
100 san jose, santa rosa downtown. 101 in montgomery village. mount tam's 80. already 80. 10 degrees warmer than yesterday. 60s and 70s. gilroy and pleasanton already at 70 degrees as well. 97 palm springs. 60s, 70s, southern california a little bit of fog is working its way into san francisco. so a long way to go. but the combination of the two will make an impact tomorrow but not today. the coast is clear. record highs, warm to hot. doesn't matter where. 80s, 90s. by this will be it for the weekend. fog will return to the coast. cooler there. hot inland. cooler thursday, much cooler friday. but a big cooldown as we go into the weekend. 8:39. schools are taking extra precautions to keep young athletes safe. jade hernandez is in pleasanton where football practice is already underway. good morning, jade. >> reporter: good morning. foothill high is home of the
falcons. today football practice was held early so the coach could protect his players from the heat. these players just took a break. they have a water fountain that they just turned oef. one of the players told us just before practice he doesn't mind being here early. >> it doesn't get us tired. it helps us work harder. >> reporter: the expected temperature today here in pleasanton is 102. yesterday, coaches here at this high school helped -- held football practice at 6:00 a.m. in order to keep kids out of the extreme heat. parents noted their students are coming back to school just when the weather is heating um, not the norm. just good examples of parents and coaches taking precautions to keep athletes safe. we know today at least one east bay soccer practice in walnut creek has been cancelled for middle-school aged boys. due to temperatures expected to hit 107 in concord.
afternoon jim nas tick classes have been cancelled. in the south bay, temperatures will be cooler. fremont and san jose are expected to see 98, 99 degrees respectively. in the trivalley area, temperatures are usually in the 90s. and the lack of heat has also affected businesses in the cooling-off area. presidentpleasanton employees at a local cold stone creamery says he hans forced customers through the doors. today my be different. the expected high here in pleasanton is gonna be 102. reporting live, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. a long line at the local ice cream shop. yeah, a lot of people trying to sneak some heat escape. 8:41. coming up a frightening find in the backpacks of some journalist students in the east bay. south of laredo, there's a place...
54-year-old mark haley of pacifica died yesterday shortly after heading into the ocean waters. the state of california did not make the list for the state's chosen -- states chosen to get money in the second round of the race to the top federal grant competition. instead, nine other states, aclock with the district of columbia, will share almost $ $3.5 billion. school children in richmond are heading back to school. those caught skipping class will be sent to juvenile court with their parents. under the city's tough, new daytime curfew law. 8:45. two campus supervisors at vallejo high school were hurt while trying to break up a fight. it happened yesterday afternoon during lunch. police say a 15-year-old female student had a group of her friends attack a male classmate who allegedly punched her several days ago. no one in the group of
suspected attackers is a student at vallejo high. police say they made six arrests. the two campus supervisors who intervened went to the hospital and were released. two laney college students are in jail after being arrested on campus armed with semi-automatic weapons. one of the guns, a semi- automatic .40 caliber was loaded. the other was a tech .9 assault pistol, the same kind used in the 101 california massacre in 1993 and is banned in california. police say the two suspects were arrested after they left a journalism class at laney. >> once they were out of class and away from students, they were detained. it was done fairly low key without putting anyone else in jeopardy. >> 21-year-old christian williams and 2-year-old reginald battle are the suspects. they say battle is known to be
in a streat gang -- street gang. a lot of scientists may not be surprised about this big egg recall we've been talking about. pam cook is live in the newsroom now to explain. pam? >> well, apparently only half of the fda scientists surveyed recently have confidence in the safety of eggs. the survey coon ducted before the -- conducted before the salmonella outbreak finds only half of the scientists in the fda who are responsible for monitoring the safety of eggs across the country have full confidence in the organization's ability to adequately protect consumers. that information was released as the investigation continues into the exact cause of the contamination. >> it's unfortunate for the consumers that you are to get on the internet and look at the companies to see what you can find. >> now there are new regulations in place that include routine informations of egg farms and requirement that
egg producers with more than 3,000 hens take measures to prevent the spread of san mol nell law. but scientists -- salmonella. but scientists with the fda say more needs to be done including ordering recalls. as it stands now, companies have to issue the recall and sits voluntarily. local organic farmers are seeing an outbreak. demand for eggs is down. as a result, one egg producer in petaluma says he expects prices to rise as much as 25 cents a dozen. pam cook. back to dave. >> thank you. early this morning, shirley sherrod said thanks but no thanks. she's the african-american agricultural department employee who lost heb job -- who lost her job.
she appeared to tom vilsack he offered her a job to fight discrimination issues. she said no. she said she's tempted but needs more time to deal with the recent dwroer deal -- ordeal. this edited video on the internet implied she was a racist. federal agents are saying drug dealers are using ee bonnics code words to plan their transactions. now the government searching for ebonic translators to help them interpret wire-tapped conversations. it is 8:49. starting september 3 are, planned parenthood clinics in six bay area counties can --
can no longer use the name. they are canceling their affiliation with planned bg. that affects clinics in marin, alameda, san mateo, san francisco, sonoma and mendocino counties. planned parent hood clinics in san jose and concord will now look to expand in those areas. 8:49. a 22-year-old woman from mexico now holds the title of ms. universe. >> jimena navarrete, ms. mexico, you are ms. universe! >> there she is. jimena navarrete of guadalajara won the ms. universe contest eld held last night. she's the second person from mexico to become ms. universe. she says she will promote mexico and the mexican people. she says latinos who live here in the u.s. are hard-working people who only want to improve their quality of life. >> it is ten minutes before
passenger plane with 93 people on board in the northeastern part of kline gnaw have -- china have crashed. we don't have any other details. former president jimmy carter will fly to north korea. he will try to win the release of a citizen. reportedly, the government has released -- has agreed to release him if the former president, jimmy carter came to get him. the twoe are expected to -- two are expected to return on thursday. in san francisco, several school district employees are reportedly on paid leave pending a criminal examination. "the san francisco examiner" says they are looking into the disappearance of grant money that went missing. school board members say the
case involves various grant but no general fund money or any funds used to pay teachers are involved. well, this week, the state assembly could vote on a bill that could affect children who want to go into kindergarten. we'll be following this. right now, children are allowed to enter kindergarten if they turn 5 years old by december 2nd. however, proposed law would change the cutoff date to september the 1st. the public policy institute of california said more than a dozens studies show all students who start kindergarten at older ages do better on math and reading tests in the 8th blad. well, it appears -- 8th grade. well, it appears the shasta county school district will not win a legal effort for random testing of those who are not athletes. yesterday, three appeals court judges did not appear to be receptive to the idea during oral arguments. the district wants random testing of any student who
takes part in competitive, extra curricular activities like members of the chess and the math clubs. 8:55. the new study shows the latest weight loss trick may be as simple as drinking water. researchers say dieters who drink two cups of water before each meal consumed fewer callies and lost more weight. the average person lost 15 1/2 pounds and those who didn't drink the water lost 1 11 pounds. >> vy to try that trick. it's ticket 2s day. the tickets are for the dave mathews band for august 28th. for you to enter go to ktvu.com. do it before midnight tonight. scroll down to the ktvu "right now" tab and put in the secret
word every day. good luck. all right. every day sal give us traffic. right now he's gonna tell us about a new crash. >> southbound 101 at 3rd. a new crash came in it's blocking one of the lanes. 280 a little bit slow here, still getting out of downtown san jose. it will be a hot one. don't forget about the pets. don't leave them in the car without water or don't leave them in the car at all. one more look here, northbound 101 some slow traffic from cesar chavez up to the 80 split. 8::57 here's steve. thank you, sal. record highs possible. heat advisory is out. right now there's fog out there. it's really flying. it's still far enough offshore that it should make an impact. follow will return. 80s, 90s to 100. still hot inland and thursday we cool down.
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