tv KTVU Morning News FOX November 3, 2010 5:00am-6:00am PST
full of energy, full of creativity and ready to serve you the people of california. >> this morning former governor jerry brown is once again governor-elect jerry brown. why he brought up spirituality and what it has to do with his drive to lead the state. people already trying to get into san francisco for a huge event today. we'll tell you the best way to get there. we'll have the weather for the huge event. and temperatures up near 80. will they cool down? >> reporter: and do you want
to see who has front row seats for the parade? we'll tell you. the morning news continues. good morning. thank you for joining us. >> that's right. >> it's wednesday. >> november 3rd. >> that's right. i forgot what day it was. >> it's busy. you're pam cook and i'm dave clark. >> thank you. >> and here's steve paulson for weather. >> i do remember steve. >> thank you. we have mostly clear skies. little bit of fog on the coast but it's not going to stop us from getting into the upper 70s. get to the 80s. 76 san francisco. 82 antioch, brentwood. now here's sal. good morning. westbound bay bridge traffic getting a little crowded already. and i suspect it's going to be very crowded getting into san francisco. also this morning's commute is looking good on northbound 101 approaching the 80 split. now back to the desk.
all right. thank you, sal. in our california governor's race it looks like jerry brown will be making a return trip to sacramento. here are the very latest numbers. 54% of the voters choosing jerry brown. 41% meg whitman. jerry brown celebrated with supporters in oakland last night. >> well, in his victory speech jerry brown told his supporters there are still a lot of tough times ahead for state of california but he said he is committed to working together with republicans to meet the state's challenges. >> we're all god's children. while i'm running into this politics thing, i still carry with me my sense of kind of that missionary zeal to transform the world. thank you. >> now before he got into politics, jerry brown studied in a seminary intending to become a catholic priest. he last served as governor of california between 1975 and
1983. well, republican meg whitman conceded the race to brown last night after spending $140 million of her own money on her campaign. >> tonight has not turned out quite as we had hoped. we've come up a little short. >> the former e bay ceo said she called jerry brown to wish him well. she urged her supporters to continue to demand change from political leaders in sacramento. as we look ahead a bay area police search is on this morning after a san francisco voting inspector apparently ran off stealing the ballots from a polling site. ktvu's kraig debro is live in san francisco with the latest on this. good morning, kraig. >> reporter: good morning, dave. so there's two things going on here. why would somebody steel 75 ballots? and law enforcement at the same time is looking for a motive. why would somebody take or disrupt the process one of the most sacred rights during an election day. it happened at this garage
behind me in the city's excelsior neighborhood. the accused only described as a male who has worked for the registrar in the past. this may have been his first year as an inspector. voters says a precinct worker was there at the time of the theft. in order to steal the ballots the thief had to untwhrok doors to get to the items. another door had to be unlocked for the thief to steal a memory card that records all the votes cast. >> he's not an agent veteran of the election process but he had worked i believe i'll have to check but i'm fairly certain he worked as a clerk in a previous election. and this was his first election as an inspector. >> reporter: the sheriff's office investigating the theft here. it's not clear what penalties the thief will face. did a little research and couldn't find another recent instant of a poll worker/inspector stealing ballots. stories about workers changing ballots after they've been cast but few involving allegations of such an obvious theft.
no luck so far with investigators. we're going to try to talk to neighbors around here about what if anything they saw. and thers another issue at hand here. somebody who cast their ballots, those ballots are missing now, they may want those ballots cast in this election. what will happen to them? will they have to vote again? will they be counted? a lot of questions still remain. live in san francisco, kraig debro, channel 2 news. time now 6:04. proposition 19 the legislation of legalized recreational use of marijuana is losing right now. here's the latest on this. the yes vote 46%. the no vote 54%. now that's the latest we have right now. now at oak ster dam university in oakland the supporters of prop 19 told us this battle is far from over. they're already working on introducing a similar initiative for the 2012 elections to legalize the use of marijuana. well, in the u.s. senate race it appears voters are
sending democrat barbara boxer back to washington for a fourth term. ap called her the winner over republican challenger carly fiorina. here are the latest numbers 52% of the votes for boxer, 42% for fiorina. >> senator boxer declared victory at an election party in los angeles last night. she told her supporters it was the toughest and roughest campaign of her life. >> this is my eleventh straight election victory. [ cheering and applause ] and what a sweet one it is. [ cheering and applause ] >> thebarbara boxer projected win helps democrats keep control of the senate but has a smaller majority. and the republicans have won control of the house. senator boxer talked about all the changes. >> i would hope that most of the people in the united states senate and the house regardless of the changes want to get our
economy back on track. and want to make sure our kids are educated well so they can get the good jobs. >> senator boxer says her number one priority will be creating jobs. well, boxer's opponent carly fiorina has not yet conceded the race. she watched election returns with her family last night inner vine. the former ceo says the race is too close to call. she told supporters that she promised to run a tireless and fearless campaign and thanked her supporters for doing the same. >> we're going to be watching returns all night. but all those people who have already declared this race, maybe that was probably not a smart thing to do. [ cheering and applause ] >> fiorina reportedly raised $17 million. boxer's $6.5 million came from her own pocket. still just a couple hours away but our other big story is that hundreds of fans are already gathered for this morning's big victory parade for the world champion san
francisco giants. a ticker tape parade begins at 11:00 a.m. near the transamerica pyramid on montgomery street. claudine wong is already in san francisco right now. she joins us live. a lot of people around you. >> reporter: yes, we wanted to move to the front of the line to see all the people who have gotten the best seats for this parade this morning. [ cheering and applause ] there we go. there's a look. these people have been out here overnight and very early this morning. they're very excited. [ cheering and applause ] i'm going to see if i can get one to talk to me. tell me why you are out here, i know you've been out here for a few hours. how big of a giants fan are you? >> 31 years now. giants fan since 9 years old. this sun believable. best thing that ever happened to san francisco. yeah. [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: we know a big fan when we see the face paint. painted their face. tell me abt the crowd and the
energy out here early this morning. you said you want to be a part of history. >> oh yeah. >> reporter: i warned you. tell me about the experience and why you wanted to get the front row seat. >> we just wanted to be able to tell everybody in the future and our kids that we were here for the world series. >> reporter: we were there. >> i want to. [ indiscernible ] >> for the city for sure. [ cheering and applause ] [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: how has the crowd been? everyone around you and it keeps getting wider and longer and bigger. how has the crowd been? >> they're great. just the best fans in the world. go giants. [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: what else can we say? we can show you if we go over to city hall we can show you some of the preparations they've already done in front. there are some people who have even better seats all the way up there. this is where the parade ends. 100,000 people expected to be here today. you can see the crowds
stretching across everyone trying to get the best vantage point for when the parade starts. starts at 11:00 this morning and these folks here will be seeing it all. >> reporter: live in san francisco, claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >> looks good. if you can't make it down there with them you can watch the victory parade right here with us on ktvu channel 2. we start at 10:30 for the parade. we're also streaming it live on our channel 2 website at ktvu.com. oh, boy. it's getting loud down there, sal. if you're not going to be heading down for the parade, you probably should avoid the city altogether. >> if you don't like crowds you probably shouldn't go. watch it right here on ktvu. we'll give you the best view. and you'll be able to see everything. if you're in a warm spot maybe see one or two views and that's it. go out and take a look at traffic at the bay bridge toll plaza. it is typical. it's getting busier. it usually gets to the peak about 7:30. we'll watch for that obviously. also this morning's commute is okay if you're driving on 880
in oakland. right in front of the coliseum traffic moves well in both directions. and this morning's commute on 237 westbound that traffic is light so far. 6:10. here's steve. sal, thank you very much. and we do have a little bit of cloudiness. high clouds. mainly from about point raise low clouds north. south of that it's all right. a few high clouds. if you're on the marin coast or sonoma coast and parts of the north bay few high clouds just skirting in. no big deal. little bit of low cloud right there and fog beginning to work its way in. it will be sunny and warm day. 70s, 80s a few low 80s today. oakland forecast will start off 56 degrees. 70 at noon. high today of 78 degrees. fair and warm today. the fair being a few high clouds to the north. san francisco 76. average is 67. i draw your attention to santa rosa. that 82 by the way that's forecasted high comes to fruition would be a record high. the record was 81 not that long ago 2007. mountain view 81.
close. 83 in 1950. san jose 82. average is not 82. 82 would also be three off a record 85 in 1950. 50s and 60s napa and san after ale. a really mild start to the morning. 50 livermore and concord. 48 few high clouds coming in might be warming up a little bit. 50s, 60s all the way down to southern california. good looking system out there really digging. as that digs that pumps the ridge up over us. we'll have to keep an eye on that as we head towards friday and definitely sunday. until then patchy fog and a few high clouds mainly marin, sonoma coast. sunny, warm, 70s low to mid-8 0z. looks good for me for the parade. fog but it won't stop anything from conditions being mild in the 70s maybe even warm. fog returns on thursday starletting a cool down. clouds roll in friday. sunday it will rain and we also set our clocks back one hour.
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welcome back. time now 6:15. proposition 23 is on its way to defeat. that means california's landmark global warming law will stay in effect. about 60% of the voters rejected the measure which was trying to postpone the limits on greenhouse gas emissions. governor schwarzenegger was one of its opponents. he appeared with the no on 23 coalition last night. the group says that measure was designed to kill the state's fight against global warming. supporters say it was needed to save jobs. republicans have seized control of the u.s. house of representatives. ktvu's allison burns joins us now from our washington d.c. bureau with the latest on how last night's historic elections will impact the balance of power in congress. good morning, allison. >> reporter: good morning to you, pam. president obama and republican leaders have scheduled events for this morning to give their take on last night's historic elections. it is the biggest republican sweep of the house in decades.
now in the house republicans have won 239 seats. democrats have won 183. it's a net gain of at least 60 seats for the gop. there are still several races undecided. that means ohio congressman will likely be the next speaker of the house. but he's being careful not to gloat. >> this is not a time for celebration. it's a time to roll up our sleeves and go to work. >> reporter: republicans failed to win one big trophy, democratic leader harry reed. he eked out a victory. >> today nevada chose hope over fear. >> reporter: democrats will keep control of the senate as of now there are 49 democrats, 46 republicans and two independents. it's a net gain of at least six seats in the senate for republicans. three races in washington, colorado and alaska are still undecided. i'll take a closer look at what this power shift means for san
francisco congresswoman and current house speaker nancy pelosi during my next update in about an hour. for now live in washington d.c., allison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. president obama will hold a 10:00 a.m. news conference this morning. we will carry that live right here on ktvu channel 2. time now 6:17. let's take a look at a couple key issues from election day. first proposition 26 which requires a two-thirds vote to pass certain state and local fees appears to have passed. you see the numbers right there. it's aimed at making it harder for governments to charge fees to businesses by reclassifying them as taxes. also proposition 25 has also won. you can see the numbers there. it's design today make it easier for the legislature to adopt a state budget every year. it's going to lower the threshold from passing a budget from two-thirds to a simple majority. it's aimed at avoiding political gridlock in the future.
and proposition 20 appears to be winning. you see those numbers there. it concerns congressional redistricting. now this measure would transfer the authority to a 14 member commission instead of the elected legislators. san francisco is set to become among the first cities in the nation to ban toys in fast food kids meals. that's after the board of supervisors approved an ordinance setting nutrition requirements for the so-called happy meals. the board voted 8-3 to ban offering toys in meals that lack fruits and vegetables or have too much fat or sugar. the ordinance is set to take effect december 1st of next year. time now 6:19. we're wide awake on this day after election day and so are the folks at the toll plaza. >> yes, they are. i think they'll be wide awake all day because a lot of people coming into san francisco today to do their job and to also go to the big celebration. it's going to all be mixed in there. we'll be watching the bay bridge. in fact, we'll be watching the traffic all day even during the parade we'll be here to let you
know what areas to avoid. but i can already kind of give you a thumbnail. you should avoid civic center plaza unless you're going there for the celebration. and even then take bart. don't bring the car. move along and take a look at oakland 88o north and southbound. that traffic is still doing very well. and so is 580 by the way as you drive on 580 westbound over to the macarthur maze. and this morning's commute on the rest of the freeway hayward city and fremont still looking good with slowing here and there. for the most part off to a pretty trouble free start. 6:20. let's go to steve. sal, thank you, sir. we have a few high clouds in the north bay and also patchy low clouds on the coast from about point raise lighthouse northward. it's not that dramatic but there are some higher clouds. storm tracker 2 temperatures there 40s and 50s. they'll kind of zip on by but mainly towards the north bay. not going to stop us from having a mostly sunny and warm day except a few high clouds to the north. after today things will fall
apart. still looking 70s and low to mid-80s. temperatures way above average for this time of year. should be mainly in the upper 60s. 61 in san francisco. there's hardly any wind at all and what wind there is is a little bit out of the north. plenty going on to the left of your screen. that won't make an impact until friday and saturday. but it will by then. today patchy fog few high clouds. sunny and warmer for everyone else. 70s to low 80s. we'll top out today beautiful weather for the parade. sunshine mild to warm conditions. five day does have warm today and then a little cooler on thursday. much cooler friday into saturday. a lot of clouds roll in here rain makes it sunday and you can also sleep in an extra hour as we set that clock back. >> woo hoo. i like to hear us on the early shift like to hear that. one of the biggest media companies in the country is reporting better than expected earnings. time warner the parent company of fortune and cnn says net income came in at $522 million. that's down 10% from last year, but sales rose 2%.
mostly from advertising revenue. oracle in acquisition mode again. it will pay $1 billion for art technology group. that's $6 a share for art technology which sent its stock soaring 45% on the news. industry analyst says it could help win deals in retail, telecommunications and financial service sector. that sale expected to close by early next year. time now 6:22. oakland voters made up their minds about oakland police officers and money with two key measures dealing with police funding. and shuttle discovery heads to the international space station it will carry a crew of six humans and one robonaut has what nasa calls the most sophisticated hands ever. ah, focus group. so what are we testing here?
that's our new pastrami grilled sandwich. oh, great. hey, are they happy we got rid of the rye bread? totally. they love our grilled artisan bread. they say it's the perfect compliment to the classic hot pastrami, melting cheese, deli mustard and pickles. awesome. hey, um what are we testing in that room? oh! nothing we were just hazin' the intern. right now traffic moving well. already crowded on the bay bridge. wait a while to get into san francisco today. traffic looking good. now let's go back to the december. thank you, sal. continuing our election coverage in oakland, voters had to decide on two important measures dealing with police
funding. they rejected measure x. that's the initiative that would have required homeowners for a $360 parcel tax to fund police services. we needed two-thirds approval to pass. measure bb on the other hand was approved. that restored $20 million in police funding by removing a requirement only the number of police officers the city must have. comes from a parcel tax approved back in 2004. measure bb does not carry any new additional costs for oakland residents. we want to remind you that we have up to the minute on the races on the bottom of the screen. keep an eye there. and also complete bay area election coverage continues on our website at ktvu.com. for results of many of the smaller races in your area plus video and more. all right. well, the launch of the space shuttle discovery has been delayed again. this time by electrical problems. then there's bad weather that could threaten tomorrow's
rescheduled launch. but whenever the shuttle takes off, it's going to have a very unusual crew member. r2 right there with the arms up the first human oid robot to go into space. this robonaut will start the ship packed inside the shuttle's cargo bay. once he's in space he'll be tested out as an astronaut helper. >> give us the ability to utilize the same connectors, tools and do the same sorts of tasks that the astronauts can do on the space station. >> now it weighs about 300 pounds. it's got several cameras inside of its head. nasa says the real gem of this creation, look at these hands. and it's arms. it can move and grasp much like a human being. now if the tests are successful, r2 could next be sent outside in space to do some of the most dangerous repair jobs. all right. thank you, dave. california voters give jerry brown his old job back. >> that's the spirit that i want to take back to sacramento
28 years later. >> the pledge brown made in his victory speech. take a look. hundreds of fans are already gathering in san francisco for a once in a lifetime parade. the crowd is getting bigger by the minute. show you that coming up. also. take a live look at new york. the opening bell is about to ring on wall street. going to be a busy day for stocks as well. stay with us.
busy day for the markets. fed wraps up its two day meeting to talk about a very aggressive stimulus plan. not everybody is excited about. we'll see how that goes and effects the market this morning. we'll keep watching numbers. right now we'll smile and say good morning to you. thank you for joining us here on the ktvu morning news middle of the week wednesday november 3rd. i'm dave clark. >>time now 6:30. >> right now we are bringing you all of the latest election results this morning. in the california governor's race looks like jerry brown will make a return trip to sacramento. here are the latest figures. jerry brown ended up with 54% of the vote. republican meg whitman 41% of the vote. ktvu channel 2 reporter jade hernandez live in oakland where jerry brown made his victory speech. good morning, jade. >> reporter: good morning. we're live at the fox theater. this is where governor-elect jerry brown celebrated with his supporters last night. he told them that he's energetic, full of creativity and ready to serve the people of california once again.
governor-elect brown the democratic ticket beat former e bay ceo meg whitman. his ray may included governor of the state nearly 30 years ago and two term mayor of oakland did not make him a shoe in to replace governor arnold schwarzenegger. whitman categorized him as a failed politician. recent polls had brown up by double digits less than two weeks before the election. the 72-year-old democrat will become the state's oldest governor ever ironic since he was one of the youngest in state history in the late 70s. but he told the crowd gathered last night he's ready to take off. >> the divisions tonight in california. there will be divisions in state capitol. there will be divisions in washington. i take as my challenge as forging a common purpose. a common purpose based not just on compromise but on a vision of what california can be. >> reporter: this was an expensive race for sacramento.
meg whitman the republican challenger spent $141 million of her own money making this race the most expensive statewide election in u.s. history. although campaigning on not owing anyone anything in sacramento, her image took a hit after whitman's former maid accused her of firing her and knowing about her illegal status. whitman gave her concession speech in los angeles last night. >> you know, in many ways this election was much bigger than governor brown or me. it was about the struggles and dreams of millions of californians. our challenges are daunting. and they won't be solved by politics as usual. >> reporter: governor-elect jerry brown plans to hold a press conference later this morning at 11:00 a.m. at his campaign headquarters right here in oakland. reporting live, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. looks like san francisco mayor newsome will be moving from city hall to the state capitol.
take a look at latest numbers in the lieutenant governor's race. as you can see a comfortable lead over able. a republican who was appointed to the position by governor schwarzenegger. at his campaign headquarters last night newsome said he wants to transform the lieutenant governor's office. >> i didn't come up there to play in the margins and be the anonymous lieutenant governor. i came in to do some bold things and to be aggressive. and i want to remake that lieutenant governor's office. i want it to mean something again. >> tried to run as governor but ended up dropping out of that race. when he takes over as lieutenant governor in january, san francisco will need to find a replacement mayor to finish out his term. the attorney general's race is neck and neck this morning. take a look at latest numbers. harris is san francisco district attorney has 46% of the vote. the republican district attorney in los angeles 45% of the vote. that is a very latest in that
race. newly released records show a dramatic increase in attacks at napa state mental hospital. the los angeles times checked hospital records following last month's deadly attack on psychiatric technician. those records show attacks on napa hospital workers have soared in recent months. also a big jump in patient on patient attacks. the hospital created several new security measures in response to last month's deadly attack at the hands of a mental patient. we have new information on a story we first reported yesterday morning. firefighters in oakland came to the rescue of two children and five adults who were trapped in a burning building on east 15th street. about 40 firefighters responded. two children and one adult were hospitalized for treatment of smoke inhalation. investigators are still looking for the cause but they have determined that the fire started in the basement. our time now 6:35. the idea of speeding up san francisco's muni service by cutting down the number of stops is resurfacing at city
hall. transit officials say 12 minutes of every hour muni buss and trains run is spent picking up or dropping off passengers. well, now, officials are considering a plan to eliminate a more than 100 stops on five of the routes. those stops are mostly on flat terrain and the distance between the average stops is just over 700 feet. so they say most riders should easily be able to walk to the next stop. we have a fun story to follow this morning. hundreds of fans are already gathered for this morning's big victory parade for the world champion san francisco giants. the parade begins at 11:00 a.m. and starts right near the transamerica pyramid on montgomery street. the parade then moves up market and ends at the civic center. now the crowd is growing by the minute. these pictures were taken just a short time ago. claudine wong is out there. it's the same route the giants took during their welcome to san francisco parade when the team moved from new york back
in 1958. now hundreds of thousands of people are expected this morning. an indication people are already there. ktvu's claudine wong again is out there this morning. she will have a live update coming up in the next half hour. now if you can't make it to the city to watch the parade, don't worry. you can watch it right here on ktvu channel 2. our coverage begins at 10:30 this morning. also for those of you who can't be near a tv but near a computer you can watch it on our website at ktvu.com. ktvu's got you covered. >> we do. so does sal. he's watching your commute. >> i have a feeling productivity may go down today. >> yeah. there will be a few people on our website today. >> sitting at the office what rough young do? just doing the reports. >> keep the volume down. >> good morning, everybody. let's go outside. we were watching the stuff to do with the parade as some people from the east bay may be coming in. or even if you're not going in a baseball fan or giants fan in particular you may have to go to san francisco any way just keep you posted on what it's
like. let's go to the toll plaza westbound it's already busy getting into the city. the best way to get to san francisco today is bart to get off at the civic center station or montgomery station. any of the stations downtown will serve you well for the parade route. moving along and taking a look at north and southbound 101 san francisco. also going to be busy getting into the city along northbound 101 a lot of fans from the giants live in the peninsula and san jose. just keep maybe want to come up to the city using cal train today and walking up to the parade route to avoid being caught in a monumental traffic jam. 6:38. speaking of monumental. would that be the tps reports there, sal? >> yes. >> thank you very much. higher clouds coming in. and that's about it. there's a little bit of patchy fog, but from about point raise north. there's fog out there but then it pulls off in the city san mateo and santa cruz coastline. it's very shallow. it's not on that part of the
coast. but few high clouds. few low clouds on the sonoma coast and parts of the marin coast. mostly sunny and warm. our cooling trend is getting close. it's in the picture but it won't matter today. school forecast 50s and cool. not as cool as past couple mornings. really warm later on as we have 70s to low 80s. some low 80 inland around the bay and on the coast. 70s low, mid, fair and warm today. that fair means a few high clouds. san francisco 76. looks good for the parade. 67 is average. 82 is the record. 1986 but santa rosa's 82 would be a record if that forecasted high comes true because the record is 81. not that long ago 2007. mountain view 81. that's close. 83 in 1950. 50s and 60s. 50 livermore, concord. 61 very mild degrees in san francisco. we went most of the summer without temperatures getting up
near 80. but today will be one of those days. 30 in the mountains. 50s, 60s down to southern california. plenty going on out there. there's a lot of cold air. a lot of energy swinging around that low in the gulf of alaska. eventually that's going to work its way towards us. not today. few high clouds. patchy fog along the marin, sonoma coast. 70s, low mid-80s. not mid but low 80s for many. start off near 70 and end up with mid-70s. fog starts to work its way back and cooler thursday. cloud up friday and mostly cloudy saturday. could be light rain north but stronger system arrives on sunday at the same time you can set your clock back one hour. >> all right. thank you, steve. carrying guns in public. how california lawmakers voted on a proposed loaded bill over unloaded guns. new information of the stolen ballots. what the person accused of stealing the ballots allegedly said to a co-worker before leaving. that's ahead when the morning
we took these pictures just a short while ago from civic center plaza. the ticker tape parade starts at 11:00 a.m. the midterm election will bring a power shift to capitol hill in january as expected republicans will take control of the house of representatives. democrats keep their majority in the u.s. senate though republicans did pick up several senate seats. and jerry brown is going to be the governor of california again. jerry brown defeated republican challenger meg whitman yesterday. brown used to be the governor of california between 1975 and 1983. a san francisco polling inspector could face criminal charges when police catch up to him. he's accused of running off and taking a bunch of ballots with him. ktvu channel 2 reporter kraig debro just spoke with a neighbor in the area. kraig, you're in san francisco with the details. an incredible story. >> reporter: yeah, good morning, pam. people starting to wake up here
in the excelsior neighborhood this morning. just spoke to yet another person that lives out here said she voted yesterday afternoon. but the person in question, the man accused of stealing the ballots did not help her. she says she had not seen him before at this precinct. one of the other neighbors we spoke to said a person who did this crime or accused of this crime made an attempt to cover his tracks. what we know right now so far is that 75 ballots were stolen. the woman we spoke to says every election she takes snacks to the precinct workers to thank them for doing their job. when she arrived yesterday afternoon to do the same thing, the person police are now accusing of crime had just left the garage when the theft occurred. the registrar voter says the precinct inspector took 75 ballots, a roster and memory pack that records all votes cast. our witness says the inspector warned the other precinct worker before leaving. >> i think he said a few abusive things to her, but i'm not quite sure because she did happen to mention that he said something to her like saying
you're not going to say anything about this. and that was it. >> reporter: the neighbor told us that the precinct inspector accused of taking ballots also took the keys he used to unlock the case of ballots and then took the keys issued to the precinct co-worker. neighbor also says people who had come to vote were very upset they could not vote. but after the police did their investigation, the precinct reopened and voting continued. the man's name has not been released but police know the man's name and address. our next mission to try to contact the people who live in the home where the precinct was stationed to see what they can tell us. live from san francisco, kraig debro, ktvu channel 2 news. time now 6:46. it could be another day before we find out the winner of the race to become oakland's next mayor. right now former state senator has 35% of the vote. his top challenger holds 24% of the vote. but with rank choice voting, the winner needs 51% in order
to claim victory. don was out celebrating last night but he ended up leaving his party early partly because he's got a bad case of laryngitis. but he did tell us he's optimistic about the results even though he says he doesn't fully understand the ranked choice process. >> we've been told that you have a substantial lead coming out of the election day it holds up. but this is not a science. >> he also talked to us about his plans for the future of the oakland which include revamping the city government and reinstating those 80 police officers recently laid off. well, his main opponent, oakland councilwoman, says she is not surprised by the early results. at her party in oakland last night she told us that he spent a lot more money earlier in the campaign which may have given him an advantage in the early absentee. still she says she is confident that the ranked choice system may work in her favor in the end. now the third top candidate in the race for oakland mayor is
councilwoman rebecca cap lain. she was endorsed by the oakland tribune and right now she holds 21% of the votes. the final will be announced on friday to give election officials to enough time to sort through under the ranked choice system. here's just a reminder of how ranked choice voting plays out. now if no candidate gets to the majority of first choice votes, then the process of redistributing the votes happens. first the candidate with the fewest first choice votes is eliminated. in this case, candidate b then voters who chose an eliminated candidate will have their vote transferred to their second choice candidate. if those additional second choice votes gives either candidate a majority, that candidate wins. if not, the process continues of eliminating candidates and redistributing the votes and that will just continue. now we want to remind you that up to the minute results
for all of the local races are right there on the bottom of your television screen and our complete bay area election coverage continues online at ktvu.com for the result of many of the smaller races plus you can see video and a lot more. at 6:48, we also have new information now. it's coming in about last week's failed mail bombings. officials are saying that cell phones attached to the bombs did not have communication cards. that is leading investigators to think the plotters intended to set off the devices with an alarm or a timer functions. in the meantime the government of yemen has charged american born radical cleric who homeland security officials say appears to have been involved in the plot. the move is seen as largely symbolic. the obama administration is expected to announce measures to increase screening for air cargo after the discovery the
terrorists used ups and fed ex to mail explosive devices in that yemen bomb plot. the death toll is climbing from a series of coordinated bomb attacks in neighborhoods across baghdad. bombs began to explode in markets, restaurants and cafes in the early evening. there were about 20 explosions including car bombs, roadside bombs and mortar attacks. 64 people were killed, 360 people injured. time now 6:50. back to the elections. california lawmakers rejected a bill that would have made it illegal to carry unloaded guns in public. san diego asemiblue woman sought the bill after gun rights groups held a series of demonstrations openly carrying unloaded weapons. now the bill would have made it a misdemeanor to openly carry a handgun in a public place. right now 6:50. go back over to sal who is checking in on the san mateo bridge. how does it look, sal? >> it's looking good, pam and dave. right now traffic is moving
well. this may be the workhorse of the bay area today because people will be avoiding the bay bridge especially later as we're expecting more than 100,000 people into san francisco for today's giants victory parade. if you're not a baseball fan or maybe you are but you don't want crowds, you can watch the parade here on ktvu or you can stream it at work. ktvu.com. just don't let the boss see it. move along and take a look at westbound 24 coming up to the tunnel. that traffic is going to be there. by the way, on that broadcast i will be providing timely traffic information for you. move along and take a look at the bay bridge already crowded getting into san francisco. 6:51. meteorologist steve paulson. sal, thank you. >> thank you, steve. >> all right. we have temperatures starting off in the 50s and 60s. san francisco 61 right now. go for a high of 76. 80 in walnut creek. 78 oakland. san jose 82. and napa after yesterday a few high clouds towards the north bay and a little fog on the marin and sonoma coast.
50 to 60. there's your 61 san francisco. livermore concord at 50. not as cool. only a couple upper 40s. sonoma county airport being one. eureka's in there. 50s and 60s down to southern california. plenty going on. gulf of alaska almost stretching down to the hawaiian islands. it won't impact us today but will start probably thursday night into friday and by the weekend. patchy fog, sunny and warm today. or warmer. upper 70s and low 80s. 70s by the coast. and if you're heading to the parade it will be sunny to mostly sunny and mild to warm. it will be in the 70s. we have a little cool down starting on thursday. big cool down friday into saturday. looks like rain on sunday. we also set our clocks back one hour. all right. thank you steve. this morning a new survey shows americans cut back on some of their spending in october. the mastercard adviser spending poll service reports womens and childrens clothing along with luxury goods held up but sales of consumer electronics, mens clothes and major electronics
down compared to last year. checking in on the numbers taking a live look at the big board on the new york stock exchange, the dow jones up just a little bit right now 9 points. about the same for the nasdaq and s&p 500. but of course many investors waiting to hear from the federal reserve. now shortly after 11:00 this morning fed chief ben bernanke and his colleagues will wrap up their two day meeting. economists expect the fed to announce it will put between a half and three quarters of a trillion dollars into the economy. supporters say the idea is a good stimulus plan. but critics worry it will further weaken the dollar and negatively effect trade with other countries. yeah. 6:53. we'll take a quick break. we'll be right back.
once again thank you bay area for your participation in the cox concerned hero award. congratulations go to this year's winner who received a $5,000 check for his charity of choice san francisco bay trail project. he is working to complete the 500-mile bay trail in richmond. our other finalists are also winners receiving checks for $1250 for their nonprofits. congratulations to all of our cox concerned heros.
all right. let's take a look at a couple other key issues this morning. measure l is the sit lie ordinance. latest numbers show voters are approving it prohibiting from sitting on sidewalks from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. in san francisco. it targets aggressive panhandlers. in contra costa county early returns suggests voters are rejecting an advisory measure u which would allow a casino to be built at richmond point. time now 6:56. san francisco voters
overwhelmingly approved changing the way muni operators wages are set. latest results show it passing. until now muni operators were guaranteed the second highest hourly wage in the nation. but voters approved negotiating muni wages by collective bargaining. all right. time to check in with tori to find out what else is coming up on mornings on 2. a busy day, tori. >> yes, it is. good morning. coming up in minutes we'll have the very latest election results. they're still coming in from across the bay area. and while senator boxer has declared victory, we'll be live at carly fiorina's campaign headquarters to find out why she still has not conceded yet. already thousands of giants fans are showing up at the civic center ahead of this morning's world series parade. we are there live for all the preparations. and we'll tell you the traffic impact too. she spent 14 months in an iranian prison, oakland resident joins us live at 7:45 to discuss that experience and
what she's doing tonight to help free her fiance and their friend still behind bars. those stories and more coming up on mornings on 2. back to you on the morning news. we have a lot to talk about on mornings on 2. jerry brown is going back to the governor's mansion in sacramento. we will continue team coverage of election night 2010. and we've been in san francisco this morning. take a look. the preparations underway. an exciting day. big victory parade for the giants. hundreds of people already out there lining up. i'll have more from the city coming up live. stay with us.