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>> reporter: an overnight fire has -- has firefighters suspicious here at this local high school. we'll tell you what the plans are for the school day. it's been a long, tense night in one bay area neighborhood. our ktvu news camera was there when s.w.a.t. teams moved in on an oakland home. the nummi auto plant gets a new life today. we'll tell you how in a live
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report from fremont. a uc berkeley graduate free from iran meets with president obama and it proves to be a bittersweet occasion. "mornings on 2" starts now. well, good morning to you. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm tori campbell. it's friday, october 1st. fire crews tell ktvu that an early-morning fire at a richmond high school is suspicious. claudine wong joins us with more on the evidence left behind at the scene and the effect of the fire on students. good morning, claudine. >> reporter: good morning, tori. yes, the fire investigators are working on trying to figure out the cause of this fire. in the meantime, school officials are trying to figure out how to give students here the most normal day they can. we are at the high school. behind me through that fence you can see the top portion of the cafeteria building. that's where the fire started. that's where the damage was
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contained to. the kitchen area is what you are looking at right now. that is the origin of the fire. but the damage spreads in terms of smoke damage throughout that building. the arson investigation is underway this morning. this is after the first call for help came in at 1:24. firefighters say a resident spotted the fire. firefighters were just three blocks from the scene so they were on -- three blocks away so they were on scene quickly. they got here, there was heavy smoke and flames. firefighters got it out and kept it from spreading to other buildings. but once they got in, that's when they found evidence that got them suspicious. >> we noticed there was some dry chemical powder in the dining room of the cafeteria. we also found one or two charged fire extinguishers on
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the -- one or two discharged tire extinguishers and that's when we called to have this fire investigated. >> reporter: they also say the building was locked when they got here. so they are still not sure how someone got in. they are not sure if the fire was started accidentally or if someone tried to put it out or if this was a case of vandalism that got more serious. those are the questions they will be asking this question. this is live here. a couple of things we've learned from officials, because the damage is contained to the building, they will be able to bring food trucks out to get them through the day. secondly, everything on this campus is kind of considered temporary. because they are building a new high school to replace this one. this building and all of these buildings were scheduled to be
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demolished but we're still a few years away from that and the new campus. so they said they will probably put in a temporary new cafeteria and the new campus will be built. certainly, they say they want students to come to school today. it will be business as usual. none of the classrooms were affected but certainly they have a lot of cleanup on their hands. claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, claudine. this morning, the search continues for a gunman tied to an overnight standoff in an east oakland neighborhood. [ sound of gunfire ] >> s.w.a.t. teams with flash grenades and tear gas moved in on a home on berylwood and maddox avenue around 1:00 a.m. there was no sign of the man believed to have fired several shots earlier. we spoke to one neighbor who did not want to give her last name. >> we heard some shots earlier, probably around 6:30. we heard some gunshots, probably around five shots. >> several people living in the
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area were forced out of their homes for hours. the suspect is still on the loose. this is arraignment day for phillip garrido and nancy garrido. they are due in a placerville courtroom to be formally charged with kidnapping jaycee dugard and holding her captive for 18 years. today's court appearance follows their indictment earlier this week. there are reports the couple will be arraigned together. last week the judge suspended the court proceedings. that came after phillip garrido's raised questions about his mental competency to stand trial. well, president obama has met at the white house with sarah shourd. the president met with shourd yesterday along with her mother and the mothers of the two other americans still being held in an iranian prison. the white house said they wanted to personally welcome her home but also said her hum
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something bittersweet because the two other hikers remain in jail in iran. governor schwarzenegger wrote on his twitter page that this shows him and his fantastic legislative unit after they took care of 772 bills. among the laws the governor i proves is one that -- approves is one that extends foster care parents to help them transfer to adulthood and he also signed health care bills to be in compliance with the new federal healthcare reform. he also vetoed bills that could have banned businesses from charging debit card fees and another bill, california turns. that's where the driver does not make a complete stop. one thing the governor has not signed is the budget. the governor and top leaders are set to meet again to try to
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hammer out a budget deal. one sticking point is the governor's push for pension reform. another is corporate tax breaks that republicans want but democrats don't. 7:06. well, the electric carmaker tesla motors takes over the former nummi auto plant this morning. ktvu's jade hernandez is outside of that plant with just how many people tesla plans to hire in the coming months. >> reporter: tesla told us they would told the official unveiling later this month. and that's probably why we haven't seen any visible signs that tesla is moving in. tesla is scheduled to take over a small portion of the nummi plant today. we were able to drive by the parking lot this morning. we saw cars inside and security moved us and away and part of the reason is because tesla is officially supposed to take over the plant.
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the former home of the manufacturing facility is what the facility is. 50 former nummi employees are already on tesla staff now and the company plans to hire 1,000 more. the first sedan is due to roll off the line around 2012. this will be a key supplier, they say, for building the rav- 4. there's hope the new electric sedan won't be the only car made at nummi. >> we're hoping that toyota might become a -- you know, do a joint venture and do some manufacturing there. that would be a great thing but we don't know if that will happen. >> reporter: on tesla's website you can get in on the action. you can reserve your all- electric sedan for $5,000, fully refundable. the base price of the model of
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that sedan, $49,000. reporting live from fremont, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >> all right. thank you, jade. 7:08. we want to check in with sal to see what's happening on the roads on this friday morning. >> reporter: this morning's commute has been pretty slow in some areas. let's go live out to the pictures. traffic at the toll plaza is backed up. there is a big-time giants game tonight in case you haven't heard. it's expected to be sold out. that means that this afternoon and evening we're likely to see a toll plaza that looks like this. it might be crowded. this is a look at 608. they were just -- 680. they were just about to run a traffic break. traffic on 680, i have to say haven't been this great these past two weeks. northbound 280 in san jose, that traffic moves along well.
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here's steve. >> well, we have a combination of things going on today. i better stay on my toes here. we have the west wind already moving in. for those of you getting ready for the day, low clouds and higher clouds and we've been talking about showers to the south, toward the santa clara valley. i draw your attention towards -- i doubt that's reaching the ground. if it is, you can always tweet me or e-mail me. it's been raining around san luis obispo, the east bay and the south bay. it will be cooler across the board. it's all associated with this low here. it's moving north. as it is, so is that cloud band. a couple of day', temperature -- days ago temperatures were 52. now. look. within 5 degrees of everybody.
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>> 3rd and king, what's down there? anyway, it's 60 degrees there. so temperatures very close. watch the cloud cover -- it's getting close. getting close. so east bay/south bay peninsula. maybe a few sprinkles and light showers. 60s, 70s and 80s. temperatures coming down, down, down. san jose with clouds and possible showers. we'll go 79 today. two days ago you were 95. 57 santa rosa/napa to 62 at san jose. due to the cloud cover, everybody is close. it's been raining down, sacramento valley, 40s up in the mountains at tahoe. you take a look at that testimony, it had had be near -- it will be cooling down down areas. i mean, it was really hot a couple of days ago.
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cooler, breezy. the west wind is in place at the delta. look for partly sunny, partly cloudy skies. santa clara valley. and the fog will continue and the cooling trend had take us into sunday. there are signs we could get windy around here next tuesday/wednesday. the whitman housekeeper issue takes a new twist. how a handwritten note by meg whitman's husband is being called a smoking gun in this case. also, a local teacher is recofferring after -- recovering after catching a thief in the act inside her classroom. and how the suicide at rutgers university is reopening the dialogue nationally on cyber bullying.
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take look at this video. we shot this a few minutes ago at the clair claremont resort and spa. that's where the vice president appears to be staying. there's security patrolling the hotel right now. biden will attend a fund-raiser for jerry mcnerney in oakland and then he will attend to southern california. he will be at a fund-raiser for senator barbara boxer. we expect the official announcement at the white house in about an hour. president obama is scheduled to announce his chief of staff, rahm emanuel, will be resigning so that he can run for mayor of
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chicago. emanuel will be replaced by another white house insider, senior adviser, peter rouse. still not clear if rouse will be a temporary or permanent replacement. we'll have much more on this in a live report from our washington, d.c. bureau later this hour. it is 7:15. tomorrow, meg whitman and jerry brown will try to win over latino voters in their second debate of the governor's race. the two candidates will face off at fresno state university in the first ever gubernatorial debate broadcast in spanish. the timing is interesting for whitman because of the controversy over whether or not she knowingly hired an illegal impy grant -- immigrant for her housekeeper. this could have an impact. it's possible her husband did see a letter from the immigration department about
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this but he's not sure. this was after gloria allred showed the letter with a note scribbled at the bottom from whitman's husband. you can see that letter on our website. both whitman and brown have been actively woulding the latino vote. whitman's campaign has invested heavily in spanish language tv ads and both brown and whitman have set up campaign offices in latino neighborhoods. >> there's so many, you know, lovely latino but there is a lot of them and they are gonna have a big influence. >> they are a major segment of our society. so how they feel and how they vote is always going to be important. >> latinos represent 21% of registered voters here in california. >> 7:17. governor schwarzenegger has signed a bill making it easier for teenagers at risk to get counseling without their parents' permission. the bill is getting a lot of attention in the wake of a series of recent suicides by
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teenagers who were tormented because they were gay. reporter sandra endo is in washington with more on the investigation into one of those incidents, the suicide of a rutgers university suicide, whose sexual encounter was broadcast on the internet. good morning, sandra. >> reporter: good morning. the latest news is the body pulled from the hudson river has been identified as 18 years old rutgers university student tyler klementi. this is a story that's gripped the nation because of teenagers just going through what they normally go through, a self- identify processed -- self- identity processed. but then you have this very microscopic view of the internet. everyone has access to the internet. it's the wild-wild west out there. so clearly a lot of the scenarios have been played out bullying, basically, against teenagers using the internet
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and social media for malicious reasons. we're learning from authorities that the medical examiner's office in new york city has ruled his death a suicide by drowning and also found blunt trauma injuries because of the fall off the bridge. now, as you mentioned this all came after his roommate secretly broadcast clemente's sexual encounter in a dorm room, using a web camera that he accessed with his friend, molly wie. so those two students, we have been told, have been charged with invasion of privacy. investigators are not done with this case. they may charge them with other charges. they have to see if this was a hate crime because clemente was gay but they don't know that as of now. >> sandra, do you know -- are these two students looking at jail time possibly?
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fines? what are the consequences here? >> yeah. absolutely. these charges are invasion of privacy. maybe it doesn't sound too severe but if convict, they face up to five years in prison. keep in mind if investigators charge them with a hate crime or bias crime, they will face more crime as well if convicted. this case is ongoing. it will not be wrapped up for some time. >> very serious consequences for what's being called cyber bullying. thank you, sandra, live for us in washington, d.c. a police search continues in oakland for a suspect who attacked a teacher who she stopped to -- tried to stop him from stealing a classroom computer. this happened at the university yesterday afternoon. police say when the 1st grade teacher confronted this suspect, he punched her and knocked her down, then he escaped with the laptop computer. the suspect described only as african-american, about 5'7", weighing 140 pounds.
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he has tattoos on his chest. 7:20. congress just approved a $19 billion budget for nasa. so why are hundreds of workers at the space agency getting pink slips today? we're getting a new look at the pipeline at the center of that disaster in san bruno. there's also new information about the disaster. good morning. interstate 80 westbound, can you see traffic is moving along okay as you head out to the maze. you will see more slow traffic at the toll plaza and we'll tell you more about the commute.
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welcome back. 7:23. this is the last day of work for 1200 nasa employees. they were part of the space shuttle program. some of the departing nasa workers have been part of the shuttle ground force since the first shuttle, "the enprice"
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was being designed back in 1974. 9,000 nasa employees are expected to lose their jobs as the shuttle program shuts down next year. federal investigators have released their latest report on the pipeline disaster in san bruno. they allowed photographers to take pictures of this, this is the fractured pipeline now at the lab in virginia. the ntsb says the care failure may have started along a weld or in a weakened section of this 54-year-old pipe. investigators were also looking at corrosion and the possibility that cracks on the pipeline may have grown over time. 7:24. pg&e is still trying to figure out the exact cause of a big power outage in oakland last night. the lights went out for about 7900 customers at its peak, around 7:00. the outage was concentrated in the area along park boulevard north to interstate 580 and from lake merritt to gross center place. the lights were back on by
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9:30. in san francisco, muni is putting a controversial 25 cent surcharge on hold for people who buy temporary transit passes. muni says the fee was causing confusion about the clipper card. they say the fee was only supposed to cover short-term paper tickets but some passengers viewed it as a fare hike. the vending machines will no longer charge that phoebe ginning today, according to "the chronicle." let's see if sal can use his magic to help those folks at the toll plaza? >> imagine snuck yes, -- magic? yes, i can. maybe we can make some of this traffic go away. i want to warn people at the toll plaza, even though traffic is slow now, it's likely to be slow for the giants game at
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at&t park. tonight, there will be a lot of people conditioning in for the -- coming in for the game. there is a game tomorrow and there is a game on under sunday sunday -- on sunday. traffic is moving along very nicely if you are driving past the coliseum. this morning's commute will be slow. westbound 580 at grant line. they moved it out of the way. we are looking at the commute here on 880 in oakland. traffic is a little bit slow in some areas but for the most part, not all that bad. here's steve. >> it will be cooler today. we've had a couple of tweets here from the diamond mines on the back side of mount diablo and from the santa cruz mountains saying it's looking and feeling like rain. that's because it's getting very close. look at that. coming up from the santa clara valley, from southern
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california actually. i doubt it's reaching the ground but it's getting close. it's getting close. east bay, south bay, maybe the peninsula, santa cruz mountains, possibility of some buildups here. it's mainly the low clouds that are in place and a definite sea breeze. it's associated with the low from southern california. some sun. it had be cooler, 60s, 70s andcts out of the -- and 80s 80s. hoe and high clouds with showers to the south. and the possibility of even further cooling will take us into the weekend. but today, 60s, 70s and 80s. it's not a big deal, this rain but it's there. more fog on saturday. it could getian right windy here -- down right windy here. the death of a uc berkeley student gets a closer look.
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what police are now saying about their investigation. also, the reason oakland police say they were forced to shoot and kill one family's beloved pet. >> reporter: good morning, from san francisco. what is a snow grooming machine doing outside of at&t park? the answer after the break.
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it is 7:30. fire crews are investigating a
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suspicious early-morning fire at an east bay high school. the flames destroyed the cafeteria at richmond deanza high school. ktvu's claudine wong is on campus where students are now arriving for class. good morning, claudine. >> reporter: good morning, tori. yes, i spoke with a student and his mom. they said they are certainly upset by this fire and think about how much worse it could be. the damage is actually just contained to the cafeteria and the kitchen. you can see behind me. what you are looking now is where the kitchen sits at the cafeteria building. you can see where the -- that's almost like a second floor kind of area. we did just peek into the cafeteria. it looks fine. there is a lot of smoke damage. nobody will be going into that building today. school officials have already put caution tape around it this is aspish -- around it. this is a suspicious fire. the firefighters say they got called at 1:34 this morning
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when someone spotted flames. the firefighters were pretty close from here, about three blocks away. it didn't take them long to get here and it didn't take them long to put the fire out. firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading to other buildings. this cafeteria building is separate from the other classrooms that sit around it. once they got in, there were a few things that caught interest suspicion. they notic chemicals spread around the dining room. >> we noticed that dry chemical powder was all throughout the dining room area of the cafeteria. >> so it looks like someone may have tried to put the fire out? >> either that or discharged a fire extinguisher in the dining area. i don't know that's why we called rpd and our fire investigator. >> reporter: a couple of other things that raised suspicion last night, there was an open
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house or back-to-school night here last night. so there were quite a few people on campus. we just talked to a mother who said she saw everybody lock up the doors. all of the building's doors were still looked when firefighters got here. they had trouble getting in. they still had to make entry. they are looking -- looking this to all of those factors here. >> they are gonna bring in food trucks to feed all of the high school students today who use that cafeteria. they said usually, they are heating things up. they are gonna bring portable kitchens out here to make sure that everybody is fed and the school day goes as normally as possible. we did go out there and we did take a look inside the cafeteria. we have video of what -- we want to show you of what the investigators were talking about, about the powder and
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we'll have that for you and reaction from a parent and a student coming up on "mornings on 2." live in richmond, claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, claudine. it is 7:33. we've learned the deaths of a uc berkeley at a frat house pay not be a suicide as thought. police say the 24-year-old was found in his room with a single gunshot to his head. they say now it might have been an accident. police are not releasing the name. 7:3. a vallejo homicide suspect is in the solano county jail this morning. his missing-year-old daughter -- will -- missing 4-year-old daughter is safe. police say this man and his
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daughter is now safe. now, peacock is expected of shooting the child's mother on monday night and escaping with the chil more details are expected later. the oakland -- an officer responded to a home after a home security alarm went off on tuesday. investigators say the family's dog, a yellow lab named gloria, charged at the police officer and that the officer was forced to shoot the dog. but when the family came home, they found a note from police, tacked on their front door. >> they just took the body and it was disturbing. really upsetting and we just keep going back to why kill a dog? why not a taser? or mace or paper pray? >> the family claims gloria, the dog, was not aggressive. they say they are telling this story to let others know the
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same thing could happen to them. a spokesperson for the oakland police department say the police officer did follow proper protocol. drug agents say an anonymous tip led them to a huge marijuana-growing operation hidden in an east bay cornfield. they say more than 14,000 pot plants were in that field. agents moved in and seized the plants this week. the marijuana has an sited street value of billion -- street value of $30 million. a rural drug bust in mendocino office has resulted in two dozen arrests. the sheriff said the 32 arrests include seven people from seattle and eight from new york. agencies, more than 11,000 pot plants, are saying. this could be a big day for the giants and their fans. the giants only need one more
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win to lock up their first playoff appearance since 2003. kraig debro is joining us from at&t park. kraig, you may need to suit up and help them get that last win they need. [ laughter ] >> reporter: i don't think they need me. the game against san diego starts tonight at ta and t park. it will be there 7th playoff appearance in history in san francisco. the race for division crowd is providing opportunities for businesses. yesterday's game was not a sellout. but more than 37,000 people saw the giants beat arizona. but everyone had to pass the activity on the outside of the stadium first. businesses are trying to ledge ridge this team's success. this morning, a big rig with a sno-cat on its trailer bed parked outside of at&t park.
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a sno-cat is a snow groomer. a company, the sno-cat maker is gonna use the cat to let giants know about the upcoming season. >> there will be a lot of people with the giants doing well. >> reporter: so they are thinking they can probably sell a few lift tickets? >> yes. >> reporter: the movie of the new request jack-ass "movie. i'm slowerry. that's what it's call -- i'm sorry. that's what it's called. he thought it would be fertile ground for this. fans are trying to scoop up everything giants and orange. tonight is an orange night by the way. there will be a lot of sales by the park. if and when they win the division near is a lot of
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businesses will see the business, t-shirts. reporting live in san francisco, kraig derow, ktvu channel 2 news -- kraig debro, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, kraig. we want to check in with sal. big giants fan. you said obviously there will be a lot of traffic around and t and t park -- around at&t park today. >> that's right. we heard the website is not selling tickets any longer. no matter what there will be a lot of people down at the park tonight, tomorrow and the next day. plan for that. public transportation is a good thing to get to the south of market. let's take a look at highway 4, westbound, coming up to the willow pass grade. there are no major problems. but it's slow. got a funny e-mail from a woman complaining that highway 4 drivers aren't the most courteous in the world.
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westbound bay bridge as you come up to the toll plaza, it is backed up. again, this evening, because of the baseball game tonight you are likely to see a lot of people coming in. the game is at 7:15. you're likely to see the traffic any time after 4:30. 7:39. here's steve. >> thank you, sal. well, some interesting developments right here. low clouds have made a strong surge. we have a west wind all the way out to the delta, almost to the sacramento valley. and lo and behold live stormtracker2, clouds have been inching northward. not only do we have clouds. so far no reports of any of this rain reaching the ground, also monterey highway, 101, slay valley down towards salinas valley, maybe into the east bay. you can get some more -- some more clouds associated with this system right there. it cobs to move -- continues to
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move north. this system will start to come in. but until that happens, we have low clouds coming east. there it is, right there. peninsula, east bay, more so than the north bay which is just dealing with high clouds. it will be cooler for everybody. 50s, 60s on the coast. 50s and 60s most locations say cloudy to mostly cloudy. it's the combination of the two. the lower clouds and the higher clouds. so 57 to 62 covers the spread. we'll be -- there will be showers along the spine of the sierra. if you are heading up there, watch out for things. 50 in ukiah. that's cool. 56, sacramento. fresno, cloudy at 7 -- and 72. so the low is with us today. probably about saturday as well. by sunday, this whole system comes in. we will cool down all the way into sunday. next week could be interesting because the low will had help
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over us -- the low will develop over us and ramp up the win. today and tomorrow, more of 0 breeze. a pretty good cooling trend makes us what ends up toen a much cooler week. showers are already there. high 60s, 70s for many. out of the 90s and 100s. cooling continues into sunday. then it looks like a rebound on monday. tuesday could be sunny and windy. 7:42. what's happening at yahoo that's creating more worries for the internet company? a new audiotape from osama bin laden is released. this time he's angry at muslims not doing enough.
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stocks are up slightly today as we begin q4 on october 1st. also, august consumer spending and income both rose. bp is saying the oil spill cost is now arising to $11.2 billion. there are new signs ya who's ceo could be on the hot seat. three top executives are leaving. one analyst described them as
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some of the most important people in the country. bartz has been applauded for bringing more discipline to yahoo yahoo!. she's cautioned it could take years to revive it. one month from today, had huh lit packard's new ceo -- hewlett-packard's new ceo will take over. they hired apotheker. he left german softwaremaker last february after working in a variety of positions for 20 years. hp's stock is down this morning by 7. president obama will formally announce the departure of his chief of staff, rahm
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emanuel. alison burns has more on this. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. president obama is giving his bold, brash, larger than life chief of staff a grand sendoff this morning, a televised i event from the -- televised event from the white house. we wonder what rahm emanuel will say. he's leaping to pursue one of his lifetime dreams of running for the mayor of chicago. now, one question is will the president endorse him? while critics say he's been different vicive -- divisive -- here on capitol hill, republicans say emanuel's departure is a good opportunity for president obama to reboot
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relations. it's probably a pretty emotional meeting from the white house as he says goodbye. a missage reportedly -- message from osama bin laden is urging muslims to tackle flood relief and clean water problems. this is filed video om osama bin laden. in it he criticizes muslim nations for spending more money on their army than the citizens and urges them to invest in infrastructure projects and deal willing water pollution. that new audiotape could not be verified as authentic. it is 7:8. san francisco has won an injunction against two street gangs in the city's visitation
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valley area. the injunction targets 41 alleged adult gang members would police say are connected too homicides, robberies and drug dealing. they are now barred from associationsing -- association associationing from known gang members. 7:49. a museum dedicated to john lennon in japan has closed up shop. the john lennon museum opened outside of tokyo on october 9th, two. that would have been lennon's 60th birthday. the museum left a note on its
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website that it closed yesterday because a licensing agreement with lennon's widow, yoko ono, had expired. the museum included items from lennon's life, including his favorite guitar, a pair of wire- rimmed glasses and hand- hand- written lyrics. ♪ >> it's the 10th annual hardly, strictly bluegrass festival which begins this morning in golden gate park. these are pictures from last year's event which drew more than 800,000 workers. mc hammer, michael mcdonnell and boz scaggs will be among the performers. we have a link at ktvu.com and steve has been saying the weather is gonna be great. >> that will be great. still ahead, how faking a
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boy's death is in the news this morning. we'll tell you why the boy's mother is so angry at the alleged scammer.
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welcome back. look at these pictures. this is part of a major storm that's making its way along the east coast across new england. really tying up traffic and a lot of new york as well. some of the east coast cities are getting more rain in hours than they normally get in months. this is part of the remnants of tropical storm nicole. it washed out records from the carolinas all the a -- roads from the carolinas all the way up to maine. at least five deaths are reported. in north carolina, five were killed when their car slid off the road and went into a ditch and another man died when his
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pickup truck veered off the road and landed in a river. back here at home, a mother of a young autistic boy would like to know why people tried to scam money. this scam has the boy's photo on it and claims he's dead. it goes on to say the family needs money to bury the boy in mexico. but the boy, sid, is very much alive and his mother says this scam is despicable. >> who has access to my son's photo? what else would do they have access to? why would they do this to a little boy? >> look at this. police have surveillance video of a man in his white t-shirt picking up one of those boxes at a market last monday. that box had had been at the store for a couple of weeks. 7:5. in san francisco, there are big questions about why a proposed
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wheelchair ramp at city hall will cost $450,000. the city's director of public works says the cost of the ramp in the board of supervisors' chambers is about $50,000. he says relocating and replacing wiring costs another $130,000 and the rest is the cost of skilled labor to work in the historic room. 7:54. going back to sal. is it friday light or do we have problems out there? >> it's so-so. it's better than it was yesterday. so i guess we could say it's friday lighter. let's go outsaid and take a look at highway 24. it's a little bit slower at la fayette as you drive unto the tunnel. 880 south and north. bay bridge toll plaza is better. it is improving now. you can see traffic is backed up to about the middle of the parking lot. and the morning commute on the peninsula looking pretty good on 101 and 280. if you are driving on 880 down
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to, let's say, union city or fremont, still a little bit of slow traffic primarily as you drive toward 238. and there are a couple of accidents after in freemont. if you are driving from hayward to fremont it should be okay for you here's steve. we can a cooling trend in place. a definite west wind. look at this. from the altamont pass, morgan hill, i doubt there's any of that that's reaching the ground. the tropical storm has been in southern california producing some rain down there. but it's getting closer forties. peninsula, south bay, mainly santa cruz mountains. mainly eastern contra costa county. more so than, say, the north bay. so we have interesting low clouds going west to east and then these higher clouds going east to west.
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the combination of the two it will be cooler. could be high-based thundershower activity. 52 to -- yes, 57 to 62, steve. that's a 5 and a 7. there you go . the low clouds, some sun but it will be breezy and cooler. 60s and 70s, and low 80s. this cooling trend will continue saturday into sunday and then it looks like the wind picks up. it could get rather windy around here. the investigation continues into a suspicious overnight fire at a bay area high school. we'll now getting an inside look at some of the damage.
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the second hour of "mornings on 2" begins right now. good morning. welcome back to "mornings on 2." i'm tori campbell. >> good morning. i'm dave clark. it's friday, october 1st. well, fire crews are telling ktvu that an early- morning fire at a richmond high school is suspicious. ktvu's claudine wong joining us now with more on the effect of that fire on the students there. good morning, claudine. >> reporter: well, good morning, dave. yes, this school day just getting underway at deanza high school as parents and kids are
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beginning to arrive. taking a look at the damage behind me, can you see it in the cafeteria, you are looking at $1 mel to $2 million in damage. we want to show you video we just shot of the kitchen area, where firefighters believe the fire started. they got called just before 1:30 this morning after someone spotted the flames. once they got the fire out, that's when they got suspicious if you take a look at the video you shot inside the video, you can see why. look at the floor, can you see the powder. that's a powder you get when a five extinguisher is used. we also saw fire extinguishers around the dining room. they say whoever used those, likely knows how this fire started. all of the doors were locked when firefighters arrived so it's unknown how they got in.
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>> i think it's rather interesting because we were here for open house last night. we tally locked the building -- we actually watched the custodian close the building up last night. >> reporter: so this investigation is underway as arson investigators try to figure out how the fire started. in the meantime, school officials have been trying to get things in place for the school day. school will be in session today. they will have to work around the cafeteria and the school trucks. that building where the fire was won't likely be repaired. it's quite old. they are actually in the process of building a new campus right next to the old billing. so it looks like at this point, the plan is to board the building you are look at up. they have caution tape in and around the area. and then a temporary structure will have to be put up until
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this new campus is finished which isn't scheduled to be done for another couple of years. claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, claudine. 8:02. police are still out there looking for a gunman tied to an overnight standoff in east oakland. [ sound of gunfire ] >> now, that's a flash grenade and s.w.a.t. teams had moved in with flash grenades and tear gas at a home on berylwood avenue and maddox avenue around 1:00 a.m. after several shots fired. but there was no sign of the gunman. we did talk to one neighbor who did not want to give her last name. we heard some shots earlier, probably around 6:30. we heard probably around five shots. >> several residents in area were forced to leave their homes for several hours. that suspect, still on the loose. this is arraignment day for phillip and nancy garrido. they are due in a placerville
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courtroom to be formally charged jaycee dugard and holding her departmentive for 18 years. today's court -- can'tive for 18 years -- can'tive for 18 years. there are reports that the couple may be arraigned together. governor schwarzenegger met a midnight deadline to act on undreads of bills that had been sitting on hit desk. the governor posted this photo on the twitter page. it shows him and his fantastic legislative unit after they took care of 772 bills. among the law, one is -- among the laws approved is extended to foster care parents to help foster kids transition to adulthood. the governor vetoed some bills, including one that would have banned businesses from charging debit card fees.
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another would have reduced red light fines for so-called california turns. that's when a driver does not come to a complete stop. one thing the governor has not signed is the budget. this enters the fourth month today. the governor and leaders are set to meet deb today to try to hammer out a -- to meet today to try to hammer out the budget. the former nummi auto plant in fremont is getting a new life this morning. electric carmaker tesla motors will take over part of that building this morning and the company is already planning to hire workers. jade hernandez is in fremont now with all of the details. good morning, jade. >> reporter: good morning, dave. tesla has already hired 50 former nummi employees.
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the lot was filled with cars. tesla officials said they will hold an official unveiling. that's probably why we haven't seen any signsty are moving in today. tesla is scheduled to take over a portion of that former nummi plant. 4700 workers lost their job when toyota closed the plant last spring. 50 former employees are already on staff and the company plans to hire 1,000 more in the next year and a half. tesla's first all electric sedan, the model-s is expected to roll off the line around mid 2012. tesla's ceo says his company will also be a key supplier toward building toyota's electric rav-4 which might be the suvs might be built at the plant. there's hope that the sedan won't be the only care made at nummi. >> it's a really good day for the next phase of the
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development. clearly, tesla won't replace all of the jobs were lost at the nummi site but it's a very exciting company. there is a lot of buzz about it. we're looking forward to the first car rolling off the line. >> reporter: that won't happen until mid 2012. on tess ha's -- tesla's website you can get in on the action. you can reserve your sedan for $5,000. the base price for this all-new sedan, $9,000. jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, jade. president obama has met at the white house with sarah shourd, the uc berkeley graduate recently freed from iran. the president met with shourd along with her mother and the other two americans still being held in an iranian president. the white house said the president wanted to personally welcome sarah shourd home. but he said the homecoming was
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bittersweet because the two hikers are still there in prison. the president is set to announce the departure of his chief of staff, rahm emanuel. you can see some reporters there. emanuel is leaving his post to run for mayor of chicago. stepping into his role, peter rouse, a current senior adviser to the president. it's not clear if he's temporary or permanent. how are we doing with the commute out there, sal? >> we're doing okay. as a matter of fact, there are no major problems to report. this is the first what day we've -- the first day we've had. we'll certainly take it. thank you very much. no problems to be heavy later today. northbound 880 getting past the oakland commute.
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this morning's commute is going to be slow heading south on the drive to hayward to fremont. southbound on 880. 101 is actually looking good to palo alto. we have a lot of low clouds, follow, fog, fog. a 30-degree drop in 32 hours. the tweets are coming in. dean from santa cruz, ken at boulder creek, it's looking like and smelling like rain. yes. and here's why. a lot of these tropical clouds finally filtering in. they've arrived. out towards, it looks like the delta and parts of the east bay. things are kind of moistening up. we get a little afternoon heating, even though it won't be as extreme as we had a couple of weeks ago, that's all it takes. you get some moisture. we have multiple layers here. the fog has really come back.
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that's going to keep us on the -- nelson, i need you to sit that back there. i was trying to update this. i was like i have to worry because sal's almost done. okay. this is low. it's getting close sending in the higher clouds. again, the north bay is probably saying what are you talking about? but i had a tweet from sebastopol, definitely change. 60s, 70s, to upper 70s, low 80s. 50s, and 60s, under cloudy skies. that low isn't going anywhere until that system bumps it up. and it will give us more of a westerly or southwesterly direction. this low could keep showers in the forecast today. the big message is the strong wind. that means cooler condition. the hot is out of there. now it's gob.
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temperatures cool down. the wind picks up. showers east and south, possibility of some high-based thundershower activity later on. sprinkles, light rain from santa cruz out towards antioch. cooler, maybe windy early next week. dave and tori? >> thank you, steve. it's heavy security this morning at an upscale east bay hotel. the vip is -- who is staying there. and meg whitman and jerry brown face-0 in a debate. and facebook, it's the big dream. hollywood looks at the birth of an internet phenomenon.
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good morning. a lot of low clouds and fog, coast and bay. there are a few breaks or holes in the low clouds but up above we actually have some tropical clouds coming in from the south. the possibility of a few showers. maybe the santa cruz mountains, south bay and east bay. here's tori. 8:14. vice president, joe biden, is here in the bay area this morning for some campaigning before the november elections. this is video taken earlier this morning at the claremont resort and spa where the vice president is believed to be staying this morning. oakland police officer the and secret service agents are patrolling the hotel right now in the east bay hills. biden will attend a fund-raiser
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for jerry mcnerney in oakland. he's running for reelection and then biden will head to southern california for a fund- raiser for barbara boxer. tomorrow, meg whitman and jerry brown will try to win over latino voters in their second debate in the governor's race. the two will face-off at fresno state university in the first ever gubernatorial debate broadcast in spanish. for meg whitman, the controversy over whether or not she knowingly hired a housekeeper who was an immigrant may have an impact on voters, whitman now says it's possible her husband did see a letter in 2003 from the social security administration about the housekeeper and didn't understand the implications and forgot about it. that was after gloria allred showed that letter to the media. you can see that letter for
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yourselves at ktvu.com. look for the election 2010 tab on the front page. 8:15. both meg whitman and jerry brown have been actively woulding the voters -- wooing the voters and both have set up campaign offices in latino neighborhoods. >> there's so many lovely latino people there is a lot of them and they are gonna have a major influence. >> they are a major segment of our society so how they feel and vote is always going to be important. >> latinos represent 21% of registered voters in california. governor schwarzenegger has signed a bill making it easier for teenagers at risk to get counseling without their parents' permission. the bill is getting a lot of attention in the wake of a recent suicide by teenagers who were tormented because they were gay.
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tyler clemente jumped off a bridge after he learned that a recording of him having sex with another man was broadcast on line. his roommate and classmate are charged with an invasion of privacy. if convicted, they face five years in prison. the police search continues in oakland who attacked a school teach -- for a student who attacked a schoolteacher. police say with the teacher confronted the suspect, he punched her and knocked her down and then escaped with that laptop computer he was trying to steal. the suspect is described as african-american, about 5'7", waying 10 pounds. he has -- weighing 140 pounds. he has tattoos on his chest. a 12-year-old in san jose has been cited by police for bringing a pellet gun to school. this happened at beacon school on camden avenue. school officials had recently
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sent the home home because of a fight. but they say he came back with a pellet gun and pointed it toward the school as classes were let out. that gun was not loaded. no one was hurt. san francisco's police commission has sortedly suspended an officer for nine months. this comes five years after the officer was accused of attempting to cover-up a suspect's catch. an attorney for the officer has challenged the count of the story. police are asking for help in tracking down a suspected bank robber that happened on el da me know real at the bank and trust. he's described as white, in his 0s, 40s, about 5'10" and medium build. he if you have any information or recognize the man in these pictures, you are urged to call the san mateo police.
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in san francisco, workers say this man robbed the sun glasses hut in the city's castro district last saturday. he pointed a gun at them and demanded they place sunglasses in a bag. witnesses say he jumped into a black honda accord and took off. the license plate, you see on the screen -- >> anyone with information is asked to call police. well, the new movie that's expected to do very well at the box office this weekend got a jump on the competition at midnight. >> talking about taking the entire social experience of college and putting it online. >> that's just one scene from the new movie "social network." it had its first showing at midnight. the producer said it's the story of facebook founder, mark zukerburg, who made 500 million friends along the way and a
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couple of enemies. two twin brothers claim mark zukerburg stole their idea and that this movie is an accurate portrayal of what happened. >> it's laughable that you could make a comment on the film before seeing it. until he does, it's highly incredible. >> now, the brothers sued zukerburg and facebook and reportedly got $65 million. that settlement is currently tie tied up in court apeels. >> justin tum ber lake stars in the -- timberlake stars in the movie. we're getting a look at the pipeline, that pipeline, at the center of the blast in san bruno and there's new information about the explosion and fire.
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8:23. these are live pictures of president obama there in the center and on the left of the screen is his current chief of staff, rahm emanuel. but the president is announcing the departure of emanuel. he's leaving the post to run for mayor of chicago. stepping into that role of the white house is pete rouse, currently a senior adviser to
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the president. the president just joked, this, of course, is the most unsuspenseful announcement he's made because this has been widely suspected for a week now, once richard daley announced he would not be returning for a seventh term as mayor. we'll continue to monitor this and have another life report. today is the last work for 1200 nasa employees who were part of the shut space shuttle -- space shuttle program. some of the employees were part of the first shuttle, "the enterprise." back in 1974. a total of 9,000 are expected to lose their jobs as the shuttle steps down next year. well, federal investigators released their newest report on that pipeline disaster in san bruno. this is the fractured pipeline now at its lab in virginia. the ntsb says the catastrophic
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failure may have started on a well or in a weekend part of it, of the 5-year-old pipe -- 54-year-old pipe. investigators are looking into the possibility that corrosion and cracks in the pipe may have grown over time. we have another auto recall, this time for luxury calls, bmw recalling 200,000 cars because of a leak in the power brake system. the cars are from the 5, 6, and 7 series. they got v-8 or v-12 engines. the model years are 2002 to 2010. the model year, 2003 through 2010 rolls royce phantoms are affected. there's been no reports of accidents or injuries because of this problem, bmw reports. hopefully no accidents or injuries on the reports. let's check in with sal. >> would you, b-12.
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a lot of power. >> yeah. >> you might be able to go a lot faster but don't get any ideas because the chp doesn't like that. we're getting word of a new crash that just came in as we're speaking, this one is westbound 80 at 780 at solano county. it's so new, that's all of the information we have. we'll follow that for you. we have another traffic report in minutes. here's steve. happy friday, everybody. well, a lot of changes on monday and tuesday. remember monday and tuesday, it was hot. it was real hot. we had record highs. we have low clouds, fog and high and mid-level clouds. live stormtracker2. i doubt any of this is reaching the ground. if it is, you can tweet me or e- mail me. i've had a number of people checking in saying it looks like rape, it feels like rain. >> this is associated with the low coming up from southern california. it's been there for a couple of
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days. it has produced some rain on the desert. it's getting close. it's all associated with this system that's going to hang around through ate each saturday. it will probably be in waves. clouds, and then the sun, clouds and then the sun. the low clouds are there. they will be hanging around by the coast. san jose, our target forecast. we'll keep showers in there and maybe a couple of isolated showers. it was 95 on wednesday. not today. 50s and 60s, still under partly sunny, partly cloudy skies. that could make things dicey. if you are heading down 5 or 101 you will definitely encounter this. breezy to windy conditions, even out to the delta for the weekend. big change. breezy, cooler conditions, today, 50s, 70s for many.
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low to mid-80s. it will be cooler on sunday. cooler on monday. tuesday could be very windy around here. 8:27. the death of a uc berkeley student gets a closer look now. we'll tell what you police are now saying about their investigation. also -- the reason oakland police say they were forced to shoot and kill one family's beloved pet. >> reporter: and the san francisco giants are just one win away from the title. we'll tell you about a few players that have gotten them this far.
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claudine wong is getting reaction from students now about a fire on deanza campus. >> reporter: the fire investigator just back on scene. really if, you walk by the build, cau miss it. from our vandage point you can see the -- vantage money you can see it from the top of the building. you are looking at $1 million to $2 million in damage from the estimate we've been given but it is contained to just the cafeteria building behind us. we want to show you video of the kitchen area of the cafeteria. firefighters believe that's where the fire started. that's where most of the damage is. firefighters got called just before 1:30 this morning. firefighters were pretty close, about three blocks away. once they got the fire out,
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they did get suspicious. if you take a look inside the cafeteria, you can see why. take a look at the floor of the cafeteria. if you look close. that's a powder. that's a fire they say you get when you use a five extinguisher extinguisher -- fire extend giver -- fire extinguisher. >> we were here at hope house last night. we actual yu watched the custody toneian -- actually watched the custodian lock the building up. >> i think it was vandalism because my dad lives just down the street and he said he heard some suspicious noise last night. he said he got home and all of the trash cans on the street were knocked over. there were people at the bus on
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-- at the bus stop on bikes. >> reporter: school is in session. they do have to work around the cafeteria and kitchen needs. they plan to bring in food. again, you are taking a live look back at the damage to the cafeteria building. it's likely that will not be repaired. on the other side of the building is a construction site. it's still years away from being completed. that means we expect they will board that up but we'll try to bring in the temporary structure. eve in richmond, claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. in or news right now at 8:33. we found out that the death of a uc berkeley at a fraternity house may not be a suicide as police first thought. police say the 24-year-old student was found in his room,
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shot once in his head last friday. berkeley police now say the shooting may have been an accident. they are waiting now for the coroner's report. now the police have not released the nail of the student or the fraternity -- or the name of the student or the fraternity. but the daily cal is reporting him to be from iran. a family wants the police's policy reviewed after the police shot their dog. the family dog, a yellow lab named floor yaw, charged at the police officer and the officer was forced to shoot the dog. when the family came home, they found a note from police tacked on the front door. >> they took the body. it was disturbing and really upsitting. we keep going back to -- why kill a dog or -- why not a taser, mace, pepper spray?
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any of those other things. >> and oakland police spokesperson said the officer followed proper protocol. >> drug agents say it was an tip that led them to a huge marijuana-growing operation hidden inside an east corn field. more than 14,000 plants were in that field. the agents moved in and seized all of the plants. the marijuana has an estimated value of $30 million. no word of any arrests. a major drug sweep has led to two dozen arrests. they say the raid occurred in the round valley area. the arrests are seven people from seattle and eight from new york. some of the plants were as tall as 15 feet. 8:35. a 19-year-old south san francisco woman is facing a
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child endangerment charge. investigators say the woman let her 4-year-old daughter eat a brownie laced with marijuana. the woman's relatives told police they knew something wrong when the child had slow speech, droopy eyelids and was acting didly. reportedly the mother said, no big deal. marijuana should be legalized. giants' fans are getting ready for one of the biggest weekends in years for the giants. kraig debro is live at the park. >> reporter: i'm here. i'm here. i'm just worried about getting run over by this forklift. alpine meadows is going to set up one of their sno-cats, they are hoping to tell tickets. i need to mention that. if they win tonight,ty are in
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the playoffs. it will be their 7th playoff years. they won 4-1 yesterday and beat the diamondbacks. right now, the giants could ruse all three to san diego this weekend and they would still get that this one-game playoff. we have to check more on that, where it is, we believe it's gonna be here at@-- be here at at&t park. andrus torres hit the home run. he just had surgery to remove his appendix. >> the giants win this one. >> we're gonna go out there and play hard. try to do our best. tomorrow we're gonna go out there and play like it's our last game. >> reporter: it's been a team effort but some players have played a big role.
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pat burrell began the season in florida. he was released from the rays in may and then signed to a minor league contract with the giants ten days later. since then he's been with the giants. he will replace buster posey. you ably huff has played an -- aubrey huff has played an important role. he's played for houston, tampa bay, baltimore and detroit before landing here in san francisco. the long-time videographer says chemistry has played a major role. >> when you see that under -- you see that on the determination of the player. that shows them that intensity and how much they are in the game. i think everybody has the will and want on the team. you are starting to see that. >> gonna drive!
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deep left field! this may be out of here! >> reporter: a lot of excitement at at&t park around san francisco. yesterday was not a sellout, around 37,000 people were inside the ballpark. went to the website today. either the tickets are not available which i don't think is correct. it might be the computer. this could be the night that they clinch the title so a lot of people want to be here tonight and then enjoy the rest of the weekend because once they get in, they do not care who they play. >> it's been since 2003 since they've been in the playoffs? >> yes. and the first year was 1962. if you will recall, they lost the last game of the world series.
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tragic event. >> tragic event. >> reporter: not for you, tori. i forgot you are a yankee fan. let's go to sal. there is a crash in solano county. >> yeah, it's a new crash. i told you a little bit about it last time. we found out it was -- it's right here at solano county. 80 westbound, the 780 east and someone perhaps took that turn a little fast. fire and medics are on the scene. let's go to some live pictures now. bay bridge. wouldn't it be nice if this was the way it was? but unfortunately, later tonight, because of that big game tonight, that's sold out a lot of people will be coming in later. just remember that i warned you about it especially before the game. about:00 on, it will be tough. northbound -- about 4:00 on, it will be tough. northbound 17 getting heavy.
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what's the weather gonna be like tonight, steve? >> i'm gonna be at a poetry reading. the tweets are pouring in. okay. thanks for the cool weather i mean from antioch to the people in the santa cruz mountains are saying, it feels like that this. the possibility exists of some showers. we're on the northern edge of this. but it's there. the mere fact it's there. it's associated with a low that's not going any place until at least sunday. the low clouds are there, the sea breeze is in place. so a dramatic drop today in the temperatures. the forecast that we use for the temperatures, i completely ignored them at 3:25 this morning. i said there's into bay it will be this morning and i undercut everything. i he wouldn't be surprised if
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it was cooler than my forecast. 50s, 60s by the coast. walnut creek drops a good 9 degrees. there's been rain down in santa maria, down in the deserts in southern california. some of that will also wrap up into the sierra nevada. southern california has been dealing with clouds and showers. we have the low clouds and fog. the system right there coming in will sweep through on sunday. that will really drop our temperatures. so it's dropping off the cliff for some. 50s and 60s off the temperatures. a few low 80s. we'll continue the cooling trend by saturday. monday, things clear out. a low forms right over
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california. it could get very windy by next weekle tori and dave? >> thank you. a bay area mother says she's heartbroken andeanfully. >> my son can't defend himself. he can't -- he doesn't use voice to express himself. >> how police say thieves put her autistic son at the center of a scam. also headed for a fall, we'll find out why brand-new playground equipment is offlimits.
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8:46. its bring you up to date -- it's 8:46. let's bring you up to date on some of the top stories. s.w.a.t. teams with flash grenades and tear gas moved in at a house on berylwood and maddux avenue around 1:00 a.m. this is arraignment day for phillip garrido and nancy garrido. they are due in a placerville croom to be formally -- courtroom to be formally charged for kidnapping jaycee dugard and holding her captive for 18 years. and president obama met with sarah shourd at the white house, along with her mother and the mothers of the other
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two graduates still being held in iran the president said the u.s. would do all it could to win the release of shane shawer and josh fattal. president obama announced the much-expected departure of his chief of staff, rahm emanuel. alison burns is live in our washington, d.c. bureau now with the latest on this white house shakeup. good morning, alison. >> reporter: good morning, tori. you know, watching it really you got the feeling that this is a big, big turning point at the white house. let's get right away to a look at the emotional farewell this morning for rahm emanuel. he received a standing ovation, at least four hugs from the president, a larger than life figure here in dc. he's leaving to run for mayor of chicago. president obama called him a great friend and self-less public servant. they they both called it a
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bittersweet day. we are all very excited for rahm as he takes on a new challenge for which he is extraordinarily well qualified. we're also losing an inincomparable leader of our stuff and one which we will miss very much. mr. president, i thought i was tough. but as someone who saw firsthand how the nation almost came to the brink and what you had to to do put america back on track, i want to thank you for being the toughest leader any person could ask for in the toughest times any president has ever faced. >> reporter: the president also announced that peter rouse will had take over at least temporarily. reporting live from washington, d.c., alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >> all right. thank you, allison. 8:8. a message reportedly from al
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qaeda leader appears to be capitalizing on the summer's devastating flooding. this is file from bin laden. but the message was audio only. he calls for a new relief organization to help must hims in the region -- muslims in the region. the new tape could not be verified as authentic. 8:48. back here at home, the mother of a young you a tick tick boy wants to know why -- autistic boy wants to know why someone to use her son to scam money out of kind-hearted people. one of the boxes that's distributed along the east boy has the boy's photo and claims he's dead. it goes on to say the family needs money to bury him in mexico. but the 10-year-old is very much alive and his mother calls this foy toe despicable.
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>> who has access to my son's photo? why would they do this to a boy, a little boy? >> now, police have this this surveillance video of a man in his white shirt picking up one of the boxes at a market lastened mo. that -- last monday. the box had been at the store for a few weeks. an injunction was won that targeted alleged gang members who police say are connected to homicides, robbery and drug dealing. they are now barred from associationing with gang members. play structures at eight elementary schools in novato are closed right now, while the school district investigates six injuries. the equipment cost around $1.6 million to install and it meets
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the safety standards. how far, the lay grounds had remain closed at least until next wednesday. the school board has scheduled a meeting on tuesday to talk about all of this and any parents with questions or concerns are invited to attend. 8:50. the how could building a wheelchair ramp in san francisco cost nearly $500,000? hear why the city says it costs so much? there's light at the end of the tunnel at devil's slide. we'll tell you what's happening today.
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a major storm is making its way across new england in many parts of new york. it's all parts of tropical storm nicole. there is a high surf advisory now at the jersey shore with waves growing up to eight feet high. it claimed at least five lives in north carolina. four family members were killed as their vehicle skidded off the road and crashed into a ditch. another man died when #eus pickup veered off the road and into a river. crews will punch through the northbound caldecott tunnel four weeks ahead of schedule. the southbound tunnel should be punched through about a week later. the next milestone in this project will when the tunnel
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opens in early 2012. crews have spent the last three years planning this south of pacifica. big questions about why a proposed wheelchair ramp at city hall will cost $450,000. the city's director of public works says the cost of the ramp in the board of supervisors' chambers is about $50,000. he says relocating and replacing wiring and equipment, that cost another $130,000. the rest of the cost of skilled labor will -- that's what it will cost to work in that very historic room. also, according to a new city audit, san jose are not be able to sustain its current pension system. the city is about $2 billion short of covering benefits.
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8:55. the three-day event kicked off less than an hour ago to help find a cure for help find breast kearns. this year's susan g. komen event started at the cow palace at 7:00 a.m. cancer survivors, friends and others plan to walk 60 miles over three days to raise money for a cure. the money will go to breast cancer research, education and community programs. this sunday, 13,000 people are expected in san jose for the fifth annual rock n' roll half marathon. the event will feature blue bands and high school teachers. the runners event coincides with a health and expo fitness event at the mcnerney fitness
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expo. for more information go to ktvu.com and check under web links. let's check the commute. sal? >> if you ever need to find me go to ktvu.com, the traffic page has a link to my twitter page as well or there's traffic maps there. stop-and-go traffic still getting into the valley. the morning's commute on northbound 880. the traffic is busy from the coliseum up to about 23rd. the toll plaza is light. let's go to steve. >> thank you. a lot of low clouds and mid- level clouds. so far no rain yet. but santa cruz mountains, parts of the east bay, santa clara valley will be with us in waves. you get some clouds and sun and more clouds associated with tropical clouds. if you are heading to the
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giants, on the cool side. the upper deck can be kind of cool. >> i've been up there. it's like a wind tunnel. >> okay. exciting. hopefully when we come back on monday, they will be in the playoffs. that will do to it for us. >> bye now. mae u ntchl ds toavybyowa tprid porealfothneoray y wt hpwh. mae u ntchl ds whev yantoo,
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