tv Mornings on 2 FOX October 15, 2010 6:00am-8:00am PST
why firefighters are worried about an air- conditioning unit during an overnight blaze in san jose. the pipeline disaster has created a major new challenge for pg&e as we get closer to winter. >> reporter: good morning. i'm jade hernandez. it looks like drivers may have to wait until this afternoon before a lane reopens on the
san mateo bridge. we'll have an update for you straight ahead. today's deadline days for several gas stations and this day could affect you when you go to the pump. "mornings on 2" begins right now. and good morning to you. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm claudine wong. tori campbell is off today. it's friday, october 15th. we begin with developing news from san jose. the investigation is underway into an early-morning fire that damaged a 7-11 store. ktvu's kraig debro has been talking to investigators and he joins us live with the report. >> reporter: good morning, claudine. i want to show you this quickly. even though the store is closed, there's been a fire here. people are pulling up as part of the routine of their day are
being told the store is closed. the fire department says no damage estimates have been made. but the roof of the building will have to be replaced. we got a look at the damage the fire did, it's not overly dramatic but it does prove a point. what happened here the fire department says could have brought down the entire building. several 911 calls and several officers called in the fire. the fire had been burning for a while before it was discovered. half-ton air-conditioning units sit on the roof. >> we're still investigating the fire cause but we know the fire started in the rear. it looks like it went up to the rear of the wall in the ceiling area. >> reporter: the clerk was alone in the 7-11 at the time the fire started. the laundromat next door was
not opened. the fire was contained in 38 minutes. even though firefighters have cleared the scene, they stayed here for about two hours completing will overhaul, the construction teams will be coming here to try to patch up the roof and other things that were damaged by the firefighters. as you saw that video, the attic was completely burned. firefighters tell me that a couple of more minutes, the whole thing would have gone in, collapsed on itself. we talked to some representatives from 7-11. they've been reluctant to talk. we're trying to get a damage estimate and have that for my next report. back to you. >> thank you, kraig. well, pg&e will take steps to improve wasn'ter supplies in the bay area. as part of that, residents of hillsborough, you will probably smell gas at times today. crews will be out there working on a pipeline off highway 280, south of the black mountain road exit. crews say the first purging of the guys line around 10:00 this
morning will make a loud noise and also release a detectable od of gas. they say that's normal. they plan to finish work their at 8:00 tonight. this morning's fire is tied to the pipeline state emergency, according to the state p.u.c. which declared that yesterday. they reduced the pressure in the pipeline immediately after the explosion in san bruno. but now they have to find out how to meet demands during the winter. the p.u.c. plans to consult consultants. an emergency closure is still in place on the san mateo bridge because of a crack found in the beam underneath the bridge. jade hernandez joins us now live with progress on the overnight repair work. good morning, jade. >> good morning, claudine. i know you were out here
earlier yesterday but we can still show the lane closure for drivers. we just spoke to a contractor who works for caltrans and he says that crews won't be actually out here until 8:00 a.m. they don't expect this lane to reopen until this afternoon. now, caltrans wasn't sure how much of a delay drivers would experience this morning. but they did expect a 30-minute one. we noticed traffic slow up a little bit. if you are headed in the peninsula, use the dumbarton or bay bridge, just to avoid any thaiups this delay may cause. crews worked to repair a 10- inch crack. it's about 100 feet east of the highway 92. workers discovered it during a routine biannual inspection. there was a girder installed in
1991. the beam will not be replaced. it is being reinforced with steel plates on top and below the beam. part of the reason why only the far right westbound lane remains closed. caltrans spokesmen explained to us the difference between this beam and the work done on the bay bridge earlier this year. >> we're talking about two very different components on two very different bridges. a totally different design. the eyebar is part of the suspension cable. this is actually part of what supports the road deck and this beam plays an important role in the seismic retrofit. the san mateo bridge was rebuilt in 1967. caltrans says they are glad their inspections work. wednesday's inspections did what it was designed to do. identify any problem. and again, this lane is expected to be closed at least
until this afternoon. reporting live, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. 7:06. well, knew this moving, san francisco police just released a sketch of a man suspected of assaulting a man and a woman at coit tower. the suspect is one of two of the suspects in the attack that occurred in august. you see him here. he's described as a light- skinned african-american man, about 6'1" weighing about 200 pounds. police say the man and the woman, they were on a date when they were attacked and robbed. the man suffered a broken jaw after being punched with brass knuckles. the suspect escaped with the woman's purse. no arrests have been made. santa clara police are investigating one of their own. 36-year-old officer clay rojas, a five-year veteran of the santa clara police force has been arrested, accused of
giving confidential dmv information to hells angel member william betancourt of santa cruz county. both face felony conspiracy charges. 7:07. today is the deadline for some 3,000 gas stations in california to replace defective gas nozzles. the security camera caught one of several ins -- instances where it sprayed. the state ordered those nozzles to be replaced by today. it doesn't always happen, but every once in a while tara has good news about a traffic problem. what happened? >> well, the sig-alert has been lifted that means all lanes are cleared. we can show you 101 northbound
at cesar chavez. there it was. it was causing the extensive backup. still some congestion. all lanes are clear, though. down in menlo park, we have a road closure near college there. right here is the spot, el el camino real is shut down between atherton and watkins. due to a power outage that's supposed to last three or four hours. you are advised to use an alternate. traffic on the right-hand side, northbound as head towards highway 17. looking pretty sluggish at this hour. highway 4 through bay point, also very sluggish on the bo some of the screen. that's westbound traffic towards concord, slow going. >> steve, what's up? >> what's up is a little sea breeze is starting. yesterday, was hot, humid and we'll carry the changes right into the weekend. yesterday, it was calm from
ocean -- there wasn't even a puff of a breeze. a little west-northwest sfo and northwest at oakland. first sign that we've actually -- that we're starting to see a sea breeze. the highs yesterday, 98 in santa rosa. that was warmer than the airport which was 96. usually it's the other way around. livermore 95. napa, 94. san jose at 91. there were 90s a lot, oakland, hayward, 90 degrees. richmond was 90. it was warm to hot. that gave a lot of mugginess to factors as well. that's gone. the system produced some fog that's on the increase and moving up the could. temperatures in -- in san francisco were in the 60s. a big difference, china basin, south of market, 58 financial district, all of these are about eight to ten degrees
cooler than 20 days s.a.g. a sign that that sea breeze is on the way. 85 in san francisco, 70 today. napa 87. oakland down ten and. 73 mount tam is still would warm but it's cool degrees cooler. that -- ford funston, 53. gilroy, 536789 mid-50s pleasant hill, upper 50s san carlos. 30s in the mountains to 75 down in palm springs. a lot of fog up to about the marin head lund -- marin headlands. say goodbye to the 90s. by tomorrow we have a lot more fog, more of a west wind and partly cloudy. claudine and dave? one santa cruz city wants
announce a budget deficit of more than a trillion dollars today. kight's alison burns is live in -- ktvu's alison burns is live in our washington, d.c. newsroom with the impact that will have on democrats on the campaign trail. >> reporter: good morning. no matter how you look at it, no one wants to try to have to explain another trillion-dollar deficit. but that's just what president obama and his fellow democrats are having to do on the campaign trail just a few weeks from the mid-term elections. let's take a look at here at the numbers. the congressional budget office projects that the deficit for the 2010 budget year will total $1.29 trillion. that's down slightly from the highest deficit on record last year. $1.4trillion. it's more ammunition for republicans who say democrats are being reckless with spending and spending is out of control. now, president obama, who
campaigns for democrats in philadelphia, has emphasized that he inherited the record deficit. we've been digging into the numbers and find that the biggest spending increases include payments for unemployment benefits, stimulus projects, medicare and social security. reporting live from washington, d.c., alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, allison. 7:15. sarah palin continues her california tour with an appearance in sacramento today. then tomorrow she's going to attend an event in orange county. that's after she spoke to supporters in san jose yesterday. please welcome same! [ cheers ] 1800 people payed to hear the republicans vice presidential candidate at the san jose center for the performing arts. >> are you ready to take back and put government on the side of the little guy and have government work for you instead of you having to work for government! [ cheers ]
>> palin's three-day campaign through california will not include appearances with republican senate candidate carly fiorina or meg whitman. a recent field poll showed 53% of california voters would be left likely to vote for a candidate because of palin's endorsement. some more than 10,000 people are expected at a tea party rally in pleasanton. candidates in the up upcoming november 2nd election who are backed up by the tea party will speak at thally. they include david harmer and dave dennis. former president clinton will rally for gavin newsom and jerry brown. he plans to rally at the
universities. political experts say this is a chance to show the alliance for the democrats after a tv ad aired of meg whitman criticizing him. governor schwarzenegger talked on twitter about someone in brown acampaign referring to meg whitman as a "whore." he wrote, "that word is unacceptable." others accused him selling out the police union. he says, selling out is not acceptable. the winners of the upcoming election could have a
significant impact in league battles. that's because jerry brune and governor schwarzenegger were named in lawsuits by two same- sex couples. the republican candidates state they would defend prop 8, whereas, the d.a. kamala harris and jerry brown say they two continue to refuse to defend it. the pentagon will comply with a court order to stop enforcing its don't ask/don't tell policy. that prevents gays from serving openly in the military. on tuesday, the judge ordered the military to stop enforcing this as it was unconstitutional. president obama remains committed to ending the policy but believes it is up to congress to appeal it. pg&e says it will not pay a
fine for installing a smart meter in watsonville despite the city's ban against them. they were fined $100 for the new smartmeters but say they are only subject to state law. watsonville is considering what to do next about this. it may have to go to court to decide who has jurisdiction over the devices. meanwhile, the town of san anselmo has decided not to impose a moratorium on smartmeters. this was after a report from the town attorney that the ban would not be enforceable and would face legal challenges. 7:20. it was an active heroism that saved a woman's life. firefighters don't recommend it but this time they say it all worked out. also, a a behind the-the scenes act and whether this will affect the festivities on treasure island. we have an accident in
time now, 7:23. vallejo police want to identify a man they say was caught on surveillance video steeling the purse of a 98-year-old woman. these are images of the suspect leaving the safeway store on lincoln road two weeks ago. police say the woman put her purse in a shopping cart when she had her back turned and the man grabbed it and took off. organizers say a construction accident won't affect the music festival this weekend on treasure island. three construction workers were hurt when a canopy collapsed when they were setting up the stage. luckily, they weren't seriously hurt. they banged up their ankles. 10,000 people are supposed to be onhand for the music festival. let's go right out to tara about the accident in menlo park. >> we've just received confirmation that this is, indeed, a fatal accident.
this is police activity. we can see if we zoom in on the street here, this is el camino real, also known as highway 82. you can see a yellow tarp and we do know that the coroner is on his way. again, this is el camino real. it's shut down between atherton avenue and watkins. chp is advises folks to use fair oaks lane as an alternative. again, we just received confirmation from atherton police that this, was indeed a fatal accident. so this section of roadway should be shut down for some time as police investigate this accident. all right. this is the lane closure that we've been talking about. these repairs should be done today. we are advising folks to use the bay bridge or the dumbarton bridge as an alternative.
you can see traffic is just inching along right here. the metering lights are on. give yourself an extra 15 minutes to make it into san francisco this morning. steve, how's it going? >> pretty well. cooler pattern is starting already, from about the marin headlands south. the fog is starting to move in. it's a sign of things to come. thick fog but sunny. still warm. all of these temperatures are 54 to 59 degrees. even delow rose park -- delores park. mostly sunny, breezy, cooler. 60s, 70s, and still upper 80s. the high won't give up real fast. 70 in the city after yesterday's 85. will be our forecast today.
50s and 60s. 51, napa, santa rosa. that system, though, is starting to move in. the high is moving out. it will be a development that will continue the cooling trend. fog returns. it will be cooler. 60s 70s by the west. 80s, mid-80s and a few 80s. i expect the 90s to be out of here and then we go down to the 70s for inland areas. there is an alarming surge in one particular type of crime in one bay area city. who is being targeted? >> reporter: i'm paul chambers live in san francisco in front of one of 3,000 gas stations that may be closed in our state due to a state an mandate. i will tell you how it can affect you after the accident.
well, good morning to you. welcome back. 7:30. one lane of the san mateo bridge is still closed to traffic at this hour. crews are getting ready to start a second day of emergency repairs out there. ktvu's jade hernandez joining us live to tell us when the work is expected to be completed. good morning, jade. >> reporter: good morning. you can see the lane closure behind me. we talked to a contract on this project and he tells us he doesn't expect crews to be out
here for another half hour to an hour. but we understand that this lane isn't expected to be open until this afternoon. caltrans was not sure how much of a delay, they expected a 30- minute one. to avoid issues if you have to use the san mateo bridge, you should probably use the dumbarton or bay bridge to just -- just to avoid any tieups that this might cause. crews -- crews worked to fix a crack. workers discovered this during the routine biyearly inspection. the crack is located in the steel girder which allows the bridge to move back and forth during an earthquake. the girder was installed during the seismic retrofit during 2001. the beam will not be replaced. it is being reopen inforced
with -- reinforced with beams. caltrans spokesman explained to us the difference between this cracked beam and the work done on the bay bridge earlier this year. >> we're talking about two very different components on two very different bridges. totally different design. the eyebar, that's part of the suspension cable. this is actually part of what supports the road. and this beam plays an important role in the seismic retrofit. >> reporter: the san mateo bridge was lee built in 1967 and wednesday's inspection did what it was designed to do -- identify any problems. as i mentioned, the lane is expected to be open at the earliest this afternoon if crews can finish up their work. back to you. >> thank you. we are learning tragic knew
details be -- new details about the death of twin girls. police say monica mccarrick fatally stabbed her gills with a sa ma rye knife -- sa ma rye knife. the mother will be formally charged when she receives the hospital. two teenagers accused of setting on fire a school are due to be in court today. they were arrested tuesday and wednesday. now this fire caughted millions of dollars and damage to the school. police say the suspects never attended the trace elementary and the motive is still not clear. >> there was a dare. we don't know if it was -- we don't know if it was a dare, if
it was random, malicious act, retrofit rib tuesday. >> it was the day after 4th of july. so i think that had a lot to do with it. police are saying reward money offered to help solve this case did help lead to the arrest. prosecutors haven't decided yet if they are gonna charge the boys as juveniles or adults. >> a very alarming crime wave in san francisco, burglaries at churches. now, take a look at four of the six churches burglarized between august and september. some of them were burglarized more than once. thieves stole money from collection boxes. they stole musical instruments. laptop computers. they even stole food. police say some of the thefts may be connected to homeless outreach programs. san francisco's great highway could be fully reopened today but with some major changes. the southbound lanes between sloat and highway 35 have been closed since december because of severe erosion.
since then, crews have reinforced the coastline with large rocks and repaved the road but they also reduced the southbound lanes from two lanes to just one. >> we work with our traffic engineers who do a study. northbound from highway 35 is not affected. >> the road and the parking lots by the construction area are expected to be reopened by tonight. that's gonna be just in time for this weekend's annual nike race which ends at ocean beach along the great highway. 7:35. this is a deadline day here in california. about 3,000 gas stations all over the state have until today to replace those gas pump nozzles because they are set to be dangerous. paul chambers is live in san francisco. he has all of the details. >> good morning. this gadget is one of three at-
risk, to be -- is scheduled too close. the gas station here behind me uses the type of nozzle -- let me be specific, the brand is called bsp. take a look at the surveillance video. the gas station shows the customer getting sprayed with gas from the hose -- from the hose. similar accidents have happened when they spray customers. before being inserted in the gas tank, that's when that happens. the fire marshal said this action needed to take place if the stations want to stay open. >> i think they should just
keep working on it and fix the problem. >> and stay open? >> yes. put a warning label on the nozzle or something. >> reporter: last month owners asked the governor to postpone this issue. he declined. they also took the issue to court. it was rejected. law low -- local lawmakers plan to feet with the fire marshal to discuss possibletives. we are -- possible alternatives. i did look at the modelsen one car and we want to hear from her. we'll bring that to you hopefully in our 8:00 hour. live in san francisco, paul chambers, ktvu channel 2 news. >> all right.
thanks, paul. 7:37. and the san francisco giants are in philadelphia this morning. they are getting ready for game one of their national league championship series. tim lincecum will be on the mound. roy halladays will pitch for the phillies. the game begins at -- begins tomorrow and can you watch it right here. city leaders say they may not have enough money to buy the has parcells of land for a downtown stadium for the as. however, lew wolff may step up to the plate to get some help. there are several other obstacles and they include the giants' game to territorial rights of santa clara county. 7:38. we're watching the commute and now there is a fatal accident
in atherton. >> yes. this is on el camino real. police say it looks like a pedestrian was struck by a car. authorities have shut down, el camino real, northbound to southbound el camino atherton avenue. just three blocks from the accident there was another deadly incident when a biker was killed in a crosswalk. there is a college nearby. menlo college and this street is lined with very large trees making it difficult for bikers, pedestrians and drivers to see. you can see the yellow tarp there and we do know that the coroner is on its way. we'll bring you any new information as it comes along. right now we're gonna take a live look at 101 san jose. right-hand side is northbound traffic as you make your way to the airport. a little bit sluggish.
it bunches up towards the top portion of your describe but not too bad. 880, it's definitely getting thicker out there on the right had-hand side. that's northbound as you make your way toward downtown. 7:39. here's steve. >> sunshine. but it will be cooler. yesterday it was hot and humid. we had had the low clouds yesterday. high clouds and they came in in the morning. kind of thinned out in the afternoon but not -- but not before we had some upper 90s. >> the system coming into the north now, it's staying to the north, but it is enhancing a little bit of that onshore breeze. there's thick fog. western part of the city. also under and over the golden gate bridge. all signs are there for the first start of the cooling
trend. inland we'll still have a lot of sunshine. higher clouds are staying to the north. it will drop napa from 94 to 87. 15 degrees cooler for san francisco. 87 walnut creek after yesterday's 91. there should be a little breeze. oakland, 88. yesterday we'll go 78. 86 even though it will be sunny and nice. saw the higher cloud system moving in. the fog's on the way. mount tam is a few degrees cooler. 53 fort funston. mid-50s pleasant hill, san carlos, and pleasanton at 5. 30s up in the mountains. 40s, 30s. fresno. a lot of thick fog. on the san mateo/santa cruz coastline as well. the system won't too butch but
there is going to be a low coming in right behind here and that always makes me service. but we start a little cooling trend today and definitely more one tomorrow as the fog starts to come in. we get more of a sea breeze. so the hot from yesterday gets replaced and moved out of here. it will be much cooler as we head toward monday and tuesday. cooler saturday. here comes the low for sunday/monday, giving us mostly cloudy, pac, breezy, cool conditions. and we do have some breaking news for you out of new york. i want to show you live pictures of the brooklyn bridge. it was shut down in both directions. we're hearing word that it just reopened, although we have yet
to see the first vehicles go across the brooklyn bridge. now, why it was shut down. we're hearing there may have been suspicious packages found somewhere near the bridge and so what they did is they cleared all of the cars and all of the pedestrians off the bridge for a short while. we're hearing word that this has reopened. but we have yet to see the cars going back and forth. but sometimes that can take a lot of time. we'll continue to follow it and bring you any more development as he we get them as the hospital continues to release those chilean miners
welcome back. right now, dozens of teams are gathering in dublin for urban shield to test for ongoing critical incidents. sergeant nelson joins us live from dublin and he's hosting this event. good morning. >> good morning. tell us about urban shield. you've got teams from -- coming across the world for this. tell me what you guys will be doing over the next 48 hours.
>> well, starting tomorrow, for 48 consecutive hours, the tactical teams will go through exercises to test their capability and readiness. today is just a check-in day. >> i know you do exercises with no sleep, weapons exercises. tell me about the testing. >> they will be tested on everything. they will be tested mentally, physically. just the fact that they will be up for 48 hours will test their ability to function with lack of sleep. we'll be able to test all of our equipment and we do all of these things in actual real- life situations and scenarios and builds and other things that are really -- builds and other things that are real life. >> we're looking at video where -- why are you getting the international attention from
these teams from israel and jordan? >> well, two years ago, the los angeles county sheriff's office competed here and when they went back to los angeles, they said that this was the best drain -- traying they had ever worldwide and they presented it as the best training they never ever had. over the last couple of years, we have had people come and observe it and now they want to compete. so this year they will be competing. >> let's talk about the things going on in san francisco. you will have exercises at the transamerica building and at city hall? >> that's right. we'll have scenarios at the transamerica building and also at city hall and at the muni railroad, along with other places in oakland and berkeley and hayward and fremont. we're all over the bay area. it's a warn together citizens, if you are seeing tactical s.w.a.t. teams out it's probably because of the urban shield. >> tell me what you will be
doing at transamerica building. >> it's a long ways down. when they get out there and they are only held up by loans -- ropes, it should test their skills for year. and when you talk about the major critical event, i guess there's no way to practice for it except just do it and -- how have you been doing it in terms of -- i mean, communication is always a huge element in handling situations. >> well, urban shield -- this is the fourth year for urban shield in the bay area. you are exactly correct. it does test our own capability to respond to a situation in a practical sense when the johannes mehserle verdict came out and the city of oakland said we need 150 deputies and all of the equipment and cars to get them there and radios and all of these different
things. we went okay. after putting this on it was not really a difficult task. sergeant jd nelson, i know you have a very busy week ahead. you. let's head back to dave. >> thank you. in chile, three of the rescued miners were released from the hospital. even more will be repleased today and all of them are expected to be back home by sunday. the area outside the hospital has a carnival type atmosphere. reporters, tv producers publicity agents are among them. we're now hearing their stories of the time they spent trapped down in that mind material during the 17 days before they were found. >> three, four, five days without food, without knowing there will be a future. that was the most difficult.
back here at home, federal prosecutors say cvs pharmacy has just agreed to pay a $75 million fine for failing to control a key ingredient of methamphetamine. that ingredient is pseudoephedrine. the prosecutors say cvs isn't provide enough monitors to see how much it could be purchased by. cvs has 7100 stores across the country. ahead -- anticipation growing in one bay area community. a place where kids can play. ocooer feoel cort eeit t totr r
there was a rally held to encourage last-minute votes for the play ground. if they get enough votes they will buy new equipment for the aging play ground. >> the equipment that's here is more than 50 years old. if you take a look at it, it's rusting. it's falling apart. it's dangerous. you know, no kids should have to play on this equipment. >> more than 650 parks throughout the u.s. and canada are participating in the contest. anyone with an e-mail address can pass a vote online.
for more information how to help, go to ktvu.com and click on web links. let's get you to where you need to go but we still have to talk about what happened in atherton. >> that's right. this is a fatal accident. this accident happened around 6:15 this morning. just a couple of blocks from this incident, a couple of weeks ago, we had a biker killed in a crosswalk. so this is a particularly dangerous stretch. investigators are trying to piece together what happened here. they have the roadway marked off with the circles you see
there. right now that cleanup is going to take some time. we just received world that it will be closed until at least 10:30. if you have to ruse this stretch of roadway, you will have to take a detour. give yourself extra time here. now we're gonna head to 680. traffic is actually flowing well near fremont and we have quite a bit of backup at the bay bridge top. you are look at a 10 to 15- minute wait as you try to make your way into san francisco. here's steve. thank you, tear restaurant sunshine for many today -- tara. sunshine for many today. kind of muggy and hot yesterday. not today. a little bit of a change here at oakland airport, north- northwest. redwood city, west-northwest at 3. i know it's not much but when there was nothing yesterday or even a little bit of an yore shore wind, we are turning the breeze, the fog is
coming up the coast and also coming into the western part of the city, under the golden gate, 60s, 70s and 80s. it will be breezy later on. we'll go 70 after 85. it's been a hot week for many. 50s and 60s. 56 in the city. that's about 10 degrees cooler than at this time yesterday. a lot of the lows are running 5 to 7 degrees cooler and though will the highs as the system begins to move in. inland still upper 80s. maybe a few low 90s. this will be it for the 90s for a while. 50s, and 70s by the beefs. our low comes over us sunday/monday giving us partly to mostly sunny mostly sunny skies. back to you. we're continuing to follow the breaking news out of
a fatal accident in atherton may be raising questions about pedestrian safety. we'll take you to the accident scene live. >> reporter: good morning. i'm jade hernandez we now have a better of -- better idea of when the san mateo bridge work might be done. we'll have that story for you straight ahead. one south bay convenience store won't be very convenient this morning. welcome back to "mornings on 2." >> i'm dave clark. it's friday, october 15th. we are following breaking news from the peninsula. an investigation continues right now into a deadly accident. tara moriarty joins us now. i know there's new information.
>> that's right. authority the say a car struck a pedestrian on el camino real between atherton avenue just after 6:00 this morning. they completely blocked off the roadway there to try to piece together what happened. the tarp there is where the body is and the coroner is on the way. this portion of el camino will be shut downful at least 10:30. a few weeks ago a biker was struck and killed in a crosswalk three blocks from this accident. also, there are no sidewalks on either side of the roadway.
so again, el camino real shut down due to a fatal accident, until at least 10:30. the san mateo bridge has a lane shut down for the second day in a row because of emergency repairs. jade hernandez is live from the san mateo bridge to tell us how traffic is being affected. crews found a crack on the underside of the bridge. it's about 100 feet east of the high raise on the peninsula end of the breeze which is part of highway 92. workers discovered it during a
routine biyearly inspection. the crack is located in the steel girder which allows the bridge to move fact and forth during an earthquake. >> this is the first time we've had any issue since the retrofit. we've been doing it every two years. we're talking about two very different components on two very different bridges. totally different design. the eyebar, that's part of the suspension cable. this is part of what supports the road deck and also this beam plays an important role in the seismic retrofit. the san mateo bridge was
rebuilt in 1967. caltrans says they are glad their inspections worked. wednesday's inspections did what it was designed to do, identify any problem. we left several messages for caltrans but a contractor on the project did tell us that the work will continue later this morning. if you want to avoid delays on the bridge, we've been warning drivers all morning to use the dumbarton or bay bridge. reporting live from the san mateo bridge, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. thank you, for the update. construction crews are going to be patching the roof of a convenience store in san jose this morning after it was damaged by fire. the fire broke out about 4:00 this morning behind a 7-11 store on almaden road. it caused the most damage to the roof where heavy air- conditioning units almost fell through. there was a clerk inside when the fire broke out. but he was not injured. the 7-11 and law dro mat next
year -- laundromat next door will be closed for repairs as part of the investigation. san francisco police released a sketch of a man assaulting a man and a woman at coit tower. the ising is one of two suspected in the attack -- the suspect is one of two suspected in the attack. he's 6'1", african-american, weighing about 200 pounds. police say the couple was out on a date when they were attacked and robbed. the suspect escaped with a woman's purse. no one -- with the woman's purse. purse. clay rojas, a police officer, has been arrested. he's accused of giving confidential dmv information to
the hells angels. pg&e is going to be working today to help improve expected winter gas supplies. as part of that, residents of hillsborough are being advised that they will likely smell gas. throughs will be working 0 a pipeline off highway 280 south of the black mountain road exit. crews say the first purging of that line will be about -- will be at about 10:00 this morning. that's expected to create a loud noise and release a detectable order other of gas that they say is considered normal. they plan to finish that work around 8:00 tonight. the agency reduced the gas pressure in the pipelines immediately after last month's disastrous pipeline explosion. but now, the puc must find a way to meet demands for winter. back to tara.
more on that bad situation in atherton. >> this is going to take at least two and a half hours until this roadway is completely open again. these are live pictures from chopper 2. you can see the yellow tarp there and that's where the body of a pedestrian -- the body of a pedestrian is located. theretherethere is a section these now -- that's now blocked off and folks are advised to use -- this happened at 6:00 this morning. they've blocked off the roadway to try to figure out exactly what happened. the coroner is on its way. again it's going to be at least -- it's going to take until at least 10:30 until investigators are able to conclude their investigation and open up the portion of the roadway to let all of these cars through once
again. the visibility is poor. and there are no sidewalks at all on either side of the road here. this makes it very, very dangerous. live look at 280 near san jose. traffic was pretty bad northbound on the right but it's looking pretty good at this hour. no problems to report. 8:07. let's check in with steve. a very happy friday. as dave would say you made it to friday. west west fairfield -- i know that's not much. sfo is west at 6. i've seen a little south wind. everything is come together. there's also some cooler air
aloft. as we get into the weekend. it will cool down significantly. next week could be very interesting. there will be a low coming up. i will keep an eye on that and then it's going into southern california. it looks cooler next week. no doubt. 98 yesterday in santa rosa. gilroy was 98. livermore, 95. the grapes have to love this with the sugar content up. there were a bunch of upper 80s and low 90s. it was even 85 in san francisco. it's been a very warm week for everyone. it ends for many as the system moves in slicing in. the fog is coming up the coast taking the turn. it will start to ramp up.
the trends are starting at the surface and the cooler air begins to move in. 50s to 59, 53 to pleasanton san carlos. 30s in the mountains. 50s and 60s up and down the coast. thick fog around the coastline. that system will continue to march in. the low will form. it will still be warm for some. maybe even hot -- for many of you. fog returning, a little cooler, it's still sunny, it will be warm. not as warm as yesterday. thousands of gas stations have a deadline today all over california. this could affect you when you fill up your car. ktvu's paul chambers joining us live with all of the
details. what's going on, paul? >> good morning, dave. i just spoke with the owner of this gas station behind me. she's one of 3,000 owners who may have their gas stations closed today. she's extremely upset. let me explain to you why. at the end of business today she may have to close her gas station because of a state mandate requiring the little hold on -- hold open nozzle on the gas station pump. when you grab the pump you can switch it on and that way it -- dash it had had continue to flow. you step away, the state says this has to stop right here. the nozzle is called vst. that's the brand. it only deems with that.
the fire marshal said this action needed to take place if the station wants to stay open. but this owner says she will fight that decision. >> if they shut me down, they shut me down. i think it's unfair but i have to make a stand. i'm making my stand. i'm prepared. if they want to come and shut me down. i'm gonna protest it. she says her station will lose hundreds of dollars because they are awaitingwaiting for the new nozzles to come in. they've taken it to the governor and to court. a local lawmaker is planning to meet with the fire marshal this next week to discuss possible alternatives. air regulations are working to talk about a permanent fix. coming up in our next half hour we'll you -- you will hear exactly what the owners thinks should happen. she doesn't want to close the gas station but she says she
won't get rid of her new nozzle just because they have the hold- open latch. paul chambers, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, paul. 8:12. the government releases the latest numbers on the federal deficit today. what those numbers mean for democrats campaigning ahead of the upcoming election. and sarah palin comes to the bay area. why no republican candidates are rushing to appear on stage with her.
for the second year in a row, the government is expected to request a budget deficit of more than $1 trillion. that announcement coming today. alison burns reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom. that's going to put democrats on the defensive on our campaign trail, right, allison? >> reporter: good morning, claudine. that's right. another trillion-dollar deficit means the government keeps spending much, much more than it's bringing in. let's take a look at the numbers. the congressional budget office projects that the deficit for the 2012 -- 2010 budget year will total $1.29 trillion. that's down slightly from the highest record, it's more ammunition for republicans on the campaign trail, railing against big government
spending. >> spending a trillion dollars on projects that many weren't necessary, many were part of boondoggle and many were just political favoritism. president obama is on the defensive about it as he campaigns from democratic candidates, emphasizing that he inherited a record deficit from the bush administration. we've been digging through the numbers and found the biggest spending include payment for unemployment benefits, stimulus projects and medicare and social security. alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. 8:17. well, sarah palin continues her california tour with another appearance this. one is in sacramento today. then tomorrow she will attend an event in orange county. all of this after she spoke to her supporters in san jose yesterday. >> welcome the inconquerable, sarah palin! >> 1800 people paid between $25
and $2500 to -- to attend this event. >> are you ready to take the government back and have the government work for you instead of the government working -- instead of you working for the government? [ cheers ] >> a recent field poll showed 53% of voters will will had -- would be less likely to vote for a cut -- candidate. tomorrow 10,000 people will be at a tea party. candidates in the upcoming november 2nd election who were backed by the tea party will be speaking to the attorney and they include republicans david harmer and -- harmer and john dennis and abe wilson running for the state assembly.
former president bill campaigns in california. clinton plans to appear with both candidates at ucla today. at san jose state university on sunday. political observers say it's a chance for brown to show an alliance with clinton after the republican candidate for governor, meg whitman, used old footage in an ad criticizing brown. clinton also hopes to help newsom, he's in a tight race. pg&e says it's not going to pay a fine for installing a smart meter in wall son vit -- watsonville besides the ban against them. firefighter the don't recommend this but they say this time, a brave act of heroism saved the lives of
fire officials say luke martin from the top floor of that building you saw carrying his infant daughter. he was trying to get out but helped georgia piles. she was on the second pile. all three eggs caped but piles is recovering from -- escaped but piles is recovering. they believe the fire started when a lamp tipped over in piles' bedroom. 8:23. vallejo police urging for a man who they say -- search fog a man who they say was caught on surveillance camera stealing the purse of a 98-year-old woman. take a look at this. these are images of that suspect leaving a safeway store on lincoln road two weeks ago. police say the woman put her had purse in the shopping cart. the man grabbed it as she was shopping and ran off. organizers say an accident will not affect this weekend's
music festival. three workers were hurt yesterday when a canopy collapsed when they were setting up a state. fortunately, they were not seriously hurt. some 10,000 people are expected to be on hand for the annual music festival. >> we've been telling you about -- we have been telling you about a deadly accident in atherton. tara has the latest. investigators are saying it will be at least two hours until el camino real is completely open. police have shut down the road there as they continue their investigation into how this accident happened. authorities say a car struck a pedestrian just after 6:00 this morning. you can see the yellow tarp and they -- the coroner has just arrived on scene here. they will begin removing the body. officials are advising drivers to use fair oaks lane this morning as this portion of el camino will be shut down until at least 10:30.
this is a particular i dangerous stretch of roadway. a few weeks ago, a biker was struck and killed in a crosswalk three blocks from this accident. there are no sidewalks on -- on either side of the roadway. and visibility is poor because of the huge trees that line the streets. so again, el camino real shut down between ather son and ensinol. we have a crew on the way. right now we're go no check in with steve and fight out why it's more cool. >> well, for some. over by the san mateo coast and in the city the temperatures are dropping 5, 10 degrees. still waiting for a westerly breeze. some of that is beginning to kick in. it will still be sunny, nice. maybe too warm for some of you but not as hot as yesterday. thick fog for tomorrow. 6 as by the coast. 70s -- 70s and low 80s. still some upper 80s. we'll go 0 in san francisco after yesterday's 85. some of that low fog just to
the west. it look like it's peeling 0. it's still close. 50s and 60s right now. temperatures are a lot cooler than at this time yesterday when there was no wind at all. it was very calm. very still. tomorrow, we continue the cooling and then a low drops in. that will had give us partly cloudy, partly cloudy conditions. dave? we're learning horrifying new details about the deaths of twin girls in rarefield -- in fairfield. we'll give you an update at this hour about the deadly accident that's causing huge traffic problems on the peninsula. and a race is open at -- the race is on to open up the
we are following developing news from the peninsula. tara moriarty joins us now with new information. hi, tara. >> the coroner had had just removed the boughtdy from the scene of that deadly accident in atherton. police are trying to wrap up their investigation by 10:30 and that is when they expect to reopen the roadway.
the yellow tarp is there. you can see all of the trees that line the street. the visibility is extremely poor in this area. there are no sidewalks making it a particularly dangerous stretch. we did have an accident find out this portion will be shut down until at least 10:30. we have another crew on the way and will bring us more information as it becomes available to -- becomes available to us. >> back to the desk. emergency repair work continues on the san mateo bridge. that's where a crack in a very critical beam was found. jade hernandez is there now with -- with word on how traffic is afifthed this morning. de? >> good morning. >> dave. if you have driven across san mateo bridge the last couple of days or if you want to -- or if you plan to, you will notice a
lane change until at least this afternoon. crews are supposed to be out here a little later this morning. they worked overnight and have been working hard since this cracked beam was discovered. it's about 100 feet east of the high rise on the peninsula end of the san mateo bridge which is part of highway 92. workers discovered it during a rue peen -- raw teen biyearly inspection. the crook is located in a steel birder which allows the girder to move back and forth during an earthquake. the girder was part of the seismic retrofit in 2001. the beam will not be re-- replaced. it's being reinfersed on the top and below the -- reinforced on the top and below the beam. >> this is the first thyme i've --ime we've had had an issue
since the retrofit. we're talking about two different very component on two very different bridges. a totally different design. the eye a bar is part of the suspension cable. this is actually part of what supports the road deck and also this beam plays an important role in the seismic retrofit. >> reporter: the san mateo bridge was rebuilt in 1967, caltrans says they are glad their inspections worked because wednesday's inspections did what it was designed to do, identify any problem. we've left messages for caltrans but a contractor on the project did tell us just about an hour and a half ago that the work will continue late ther morning. if you want to avoid delays on the san mateo bridge. you should use the dumbarton bridge at least until this
afternoon. reporting live jade hernandez. we're larning horrifying details about this week's death of twin girls in fairfield. investigators say 28-year-old monica christine mccarrick fatally stabbed her twins with a samurai sword. police say she tried to take her own life by stabbing herself. she faces murder and arson charges. she will be charged once she leaves the medical center. two teenagers accused of starting a fire a at trace elementary school are expected to be arraigned in court today. the boys were arrested tuesday and on wednesday. that fire back on july 5th, caused millions of dollars in emergency to the -- in damage to the cool -- to the school. >> we don't know if it was
random, some malicious act of retribution. >> it was the day after the 4th of july. so i think that had a lot to do with it. >> police say reward money that was offered in the case helped lead to those arrests. prosecutors still haven't said if they will had charge the boys -- byes as juveniles or adults. there's been a disturbing rise in burglaries in churches in san francisco. take a look at four of the six churches burglarized just between august and september. some of them were hit more than once. stolen items include money from the collection boxes, musical instruments. laptop computers even food. police say some of the thefts could be connected with homeless outreach programs at the churches. san francisco's great highway could be reopened. you will see -- you will see highway changes. the hitch -- the highways have
been closed because of erosion. we work with our traffic engineers who do a traffic study. northbound from highway 5 is not affected. >> the road in the parking lots by the construction areas are expected to reopen tonight. it will be just in time for this weekend's annual nike marathon which ends along ocean beach along the great highway. >> tara, you are keeping an eye on the great heir, aren't you? >> this is really a major thoroughfare for a lot of people who live in san mateo county because they cut up the great highway rather than going down 19th avenue because it does get so incredibly backed up. i just want to show you where the highway closure is. this is the portion that's shut down that's supposed to reopen. right here this is the stop
sign, basically that everybody comes to and has to make a complete stop. the traffic is backed up all the way past lake merced. they do have traffic control out here in the evening. but not -- but not in the morning -- traffic is flowing well into san francisco. it's a bit foggy out there, as steve has been mentioning. it's -- some are saying man, it's just too hot! there you can -- there you saw it. a good 10, 15-degree drop for some by the beaches today. a very warm week but it's all changing. the system moving into the north -- it's very shallow.
it will lift tonight as the system gets closer. it looks like a pretty big drop on temperatures. still some 80s. down from the 88, readings 50s and 60s 0l. temperatures about 7, 8, 9 degrees cooler. today we're seeing more of a westerly wind. 30s in the mountains. ukiah down to 49. highway 1 if you are going to monterey, keep that open. that fog request re-- can reduce visibility. the system moves in -- moves in from the north. yes, we had the 90s, the higher
clouds, the humidity that moves off. here comes the system. you have to keep an eye on this for monday. the possibility of showers. i doubt it. fog returning, some of it is already coming back. it's very low, very quick. temperatures upper 80s to a few low 90s. i think it is -- this is it for the 90s. we will say goodbye to those. dave and claudine? 8:37. october as you may know is breast cancer awareness month. to commemorate it, the white house, for one night only was not white. instead, it was pink last night. hot pink for the tourists to see. president obama used twitter to announce that change. the main entrance to the vice president's residence was also pink for much of the night. millions of children around the world are getting ready for the third annual global hand barbing day which is today. it's a worldwide push to get kids to wash their hands more
often. that studies shows, the use of soap reduces the chance of infections. clean mott toes, save lives, is the motto. >> never heard of it. but it sounds like a great idea. the miners in chile are now leaving the hospital and -- and going home. but we're also hearing about their terrifying ordeal especially for the 17 days when they didn't know if -- if they would be ever -- if they would ever be found.
it's 8:42. the westbound lane of the san mateo bridge which had been closed to emergency repairs is expected to reopen later today. caltrans is out there fixing a crack found in a -- found in a steal beam beneath the bridge. san francisco arrested one of their own, clay rojas. he allegedly gave confidential dmv information to a member of the hells angels.
and san francisco firefighter the say the quick work of a father carrying a baby, saved the life a neighbor. officials say luke martin grabbed his 70-year-old neighbor as he was running from the burninapartment building yesterday. thousands of gas stations have a deadline you a over -- all over california and this could affect you when you go to fill up the car. >> paul chambers is live with more. >> reporter: let me show you more. it's this little lever right here, this latch that a lot of people use to keep their gas tank full. you flip it there. it allows the gas to continue to flow. you don't have to stand there and hold it. that's the issue causing many problems. about 3,000 gas stations around the state have latches like this. they say they must be removed by today. if it is not removed by today,
the stores may be closed. one woman we talked to said they are -- she's going to fight the mandate. >> if they shut me down. >> i'm prepared. i'm making a stand. if they want to come and shut me down, i'm going to protest it. >> the surveillance video from her gas station shows the problem which is the nozzle spraying out gasoline. it had happened several times at this gas station, the owners self-reported it to the state, similar incidents have happened with at least 13 vapor systems technology. the state fire marshal mandated that the latch must be replaced today. this woman says it's -- says
this -- >> they want to do a temporary fix. it's unfair. we'll lose our customers. why don't they recall the nozzles? how difficult is that? is the company gonna go broke if they recall the nozzles? >> reporter: now, last month owners asked the governor to postpone this deadline. he declined. they also took the issue to report and it was also rejected there. let me make it clear, vsp is the brand. it allows you to pump gas and stay back. these were already certified by the state before this issue came about. she says she spends about $500 per nozzle and she can't afford to do that every single time. live in san francisco, paul chambers, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, paul. 8:45. law enforcement officers from all over the world are converging on the bay area 24
weekend for a grueling -- this weekend for a grueling training. they are taking part on urban shield about how officers handle emergencies. they will go through physical and mental challenges all without sleep for two days. there will be training exercises all over the bay area. >> the teams are gonna have to rappel down the elevator shot. it's a long ways down. that will test their skills, for sure. >> this is the fourth year urban shield is being held in the bay area. 25 teams are participating this year including some from overseas. in new york the brooklyn bridge was shut down because of a report of a suspicious package. police say someone saw a
flashlight with copper wiring and called 911. it did turn out to be a false alarm. it took about an hour to reopen the bridge. three of the rescued miners from chile were released from the hospital, even more will be released later today. all of them are expected to be back home by sunday. this kind of cashny val atmosphere. reporters, tv producers, publicity agents are among those just waiting for the miners to be released. but we're also now hearing their stories of the time they spent trapped in the mine especially during 17 days before they were found. >> i think the worst thing is to pass three, four, five days without food to know there might not be any future. >> look at this, before they left the hospital, the men posed in their bathrooms and sunglasses with the president of chile. >> back here at home, federal prosecutors say cvs pharmacy has agreed to pay a $75 million
fine for failing to control the key to a methamphetamine ingredient. that is the largest ever under the controlled substances act. they say cvs is not provide enough document men meantation -- documentation about pseudoephedrine and how much you can buy. we've been keeping an eye on google stocks. the mountain view company blew away wall street expectations. google is getting more advertisements. it's also hiring. they add the 1500 employ ee -- employees. google's stock is doing very well. they traded above $600. right now, they are up almost 11 to $5 99.
they are looking good. >> strong sales of barbie helped push the stock there up. revenue fell short of expectations. >> mattel says sales rose and fisher-price toys. retail remembers expecting a stronger holiday season this year and are staffing up. gumps is expected to hire 20% more peel. kohl's is hiring 20% more people. merchants say they are still unsure about how much shoppers are going to spend but realize being short staffed could hurt profits. the fort bliss -- utah is
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federal officials have, once again, rejected an east bay man's request to change the name of mount diablo. the antioch resident is offended that the name means "devil" in spanish after several attempts to change it, the u.s. board of geographic names gave another thumbs down last week. the panel says there's little or no support for the name change, plus the nail has been in widespread for use. big changes are coming to oakland international airport. they will break ground on another air traffic control. stimulus money will pay for the building of the new 13,000- square foot tower. the ground-breaking ceremony is set for 9:30 this morning. well, if you plan to ride b.a.r.t. this weekend in the east bay
expect delays because of a construction project. b.a.r.t. says trains will run between 10 and 15 minutes late between the lobby. crews will had been upgrading the tracks there to run more trains in the future. delays begin at 9:00 p.m. tonight. they will last until monday morning. some parents and kids in richmond are hoping to become the big winners of a contest for a new playground. that contest ends today. they did hold a rally to try to encourage last-minute voting for the solano play lot. if they collect the most votes they could receive 25,000 to buy new equipment for that aging playground. >> the estimate that's here is more than 50 years old. if you take a look at it, it's rusting. it's falling apart. it's dangerous. no kids should have to play on this equipment. >> more than 650 parks throughout the u.s. and canada are participating in this contest. anyone with an e-mail address can cast a vote online and for
more information on how to help them win, go to ktvu and click on cab links. well, some cabs could soon benefit from all of the excisement around the giants. the humane -- excitement around the giants. normal fees for these cats range from $50 to $80. the humane society says there's more than -- there's more than 9 cats -- 59 cats to be adopted. crews are repairing the crack in the bridge and don't expect to have it done until tonight. you might want to take the bay bridge or dumbarton bridge instead. a live look at the toll plaza shows you that traffic is not too bad at this hour.
a little bit of backup there. really not too bad of a wait if you are heading into san francisco. finally, police still have a portion of el camino real shut down. one direction is now open. but on the other side, it is closed. they don't expect to have it reopened for another hour and a half most likely. officials shut down the streets between atherton while conducting an investigation of a fatal accident. police are advising folks to use the alternate. let's go to steve. >> well, a little cooler by the coast. some fog is definitely returning. not making much of a push inland. but over the weekend it will. today, sunny, warm for some. 60s, 70s, coast and bay. cooler.
>> outdoor plans -- >> it will be okay in the inland but not as warm this week like yesterday when we had 98-degree readings. >> certainly quite a change. >> it will be all right. >> that's gonna do it for us on "mornings on 2." our next newscast is the ktvu channel 2 news at noon. have a great weekend, everyone. >> bye now.