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moments away from a big announcement involving the most popular sporting event in the world. a new develop in the pipeline disaster, . a holiday treat from bart, for you commuters, latest attempt to boost ridership. mornings on 2 begin right now. good morning to you. welcome to mornings on 2 i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell tori campbell. it is thursday, december 2nd. we begin with a shooting involving a dispute over a cell phone. it happened late last night in oakland, not far from lake merit. kraig debro has been talking to residents and joins us with new details. >> reporter: good morning. i spoke to another resident of the building at 15th and madison, she heard around four or five shots.
anotheres another resident heard and saw. multiple shots were fired but not hit the intended target. the victim wasn't the only thing hit with gunfire a bullet pierced a window in the building next to where the shooting took place. a victim was taken to highland hospital. our witness says the victim was well enough to sit on a parked car until help arrived. this hand around 11:15. a woman heard arguing between two or more people and five or six shots rang out. a resident said the neighborhood belies any prig
prejudices. the thieves shot their victim over a cell phone. our information is not complete however, we have not been able to confirm the number of assailants involved. i will see if we can get details. looks like a shooting over a cell phone. thank you, craig. it is 7:02, pleasant hill police are searching for a man who pepper sprayed two radio shack employees during a rob rhode island happened before 9:00 last night. police say the suspect pretended to be a customer and asked to see merchandise. the suspect pepper sprayed the employee and took off running towards the door with the items. police say a second employee tried to stop the suspect but was also pepper sprayed. time now, 7:03, police are investigating the deadly shooting of a man in the city's
richmond district. the victim was found inside as apartment last night about 9:00. paramedics were called here but the victim died there at the scene. we don't know the victim's name, police will only say he is between 20 and 30 years old, so far no arrests have been made and no information about a possible suspect has been released. also new this morning, san francisco police want your help, they are trying to find a missing elderly man. his name is ja joe, he is 91 year-old old. he suffers from dementia and last seen yesterday. he is 5 feet tall. wearing a tan jacket and a tan hat. he only speaks canty knees. a young girl has been killed by a car. police say the girl and another
person were hit by the car around 5:30 yesterday evening, near cinder lane. authorities have not released anymore information. this morning the pipeline disaster in san bruno moves closer to the courtroom. an attorney for pge will meet with the attorneys representing the explosion victims for the first time. they will discuss the more than 35 lawsuits filed against pge. that september 9th explosion and fire killed 8 people and destroyed dozens of homes. we went back to the devastated san bruno neighborhood this morning. here is a look at what we saw. a man who grew up in the neighborhood set up this christmas tree on an empty lot. it's complete with solar powered lights. rob henceel said it's his way of getting past the pipeline tragedy and sending out holiday
message of hope. . released a few minutes ago, numbers show the housing market is gaining strength according to the national association of realtors. the pending sale of previously owned homes jumped unexpected 10.4% in october. that is well ahead of analysts expectations. for a gain of 3 to 5%. realtors say they are worried about the availability of credit. a new report this morning shows the sales of homes in foreclosure is down. they still made up one quarter of all u.s. home sales between july and september. to compare that foreclosures accounted for 1% of all housing sales during 2005, the peak of the housing boom. realty track says the freeze did not seem to effect sales of homes in that category. bart is doing something giving away thousands of free
gifts this morning. 120,000 bart tickets are handed out to bart riders trying tone courage everybody to ride bart when they do their holiday shopping. each is for a one way trip. the give away started at 6:00 this morning, it's going to continue until 9:00 a.m. in san san francisco. in oakland the free tickets will be handed out at bart's 12th street station and bart's berkley downtown station. bart says ridership during the thanksgiving period was up slightly this year. more than 62,000 rider took bart to san francisco international airport from last wednesday to this monday. that's slightly more than 1% increase over last year. 7:07. we want to check in with sal who is letting us know it's
getting crowded. >> you can see it getting busier, we don't have crashes. more people are on the freeway for sure coming down to the mc arthur maize. no collisions reported along that stretch by chp. highway 4 at willow pass, a crash on the shoulder but traffic is going to be slowing there. we will get a look at highway 4 next time around. look at the bay bridge. it is lighter today than usual. there is something up the roadblocking access. we don't see it. we will keep looking. maybe i should lighten up and enjoy it. southbound 880 busy on the oakland freeway. san mateo, that traffic looks good on 101 and 280. . good morning. beautiful start to your thursday morning, you can see the clouds behind me san francisco, breaks in the clouds with that we have a nice sunrise and temperatures, big change. not talking about that extreme
chill with most of the bay area, no 20s, not much in the way of 30s, talking about 40s, san francisco, hayward 45. san jose 41, santa rosa 45 degrees. in north bay the highest chance of a few showers for today. breakdown for santa rosa at 12:00 clouds in place, 54 degrees by 3:00, 57. we could have a few rain showers in sanoma county. in the pacific the satellite quite a few clouds moving in. as far as the organized rainfall that's up to the north. that could slide to the south over the next three to six hours across the bay area. thchance of the few showers, highest chance will be in the north bay. a light shower or sprinkle friday in to saturday. bump up the probability for a second half of the weekend by sunday. here is our forecast model, we will put this in to motion by 12:00, not a lot to show you, few light showers approaching
sanoma county. the south. sprinkles or drizzle that could be heading closer to san francisco and oakland by mid to late afternoon and the evening hours. this morning partly to mostly cloudy, upper 30s to 40s. lunchtime more clouds, temperatures 53 to 58 degrees. by mid afternoon we bring in a chance of a light shower or two. the highest chance up in the north bay. santa rosa 57. san francisco 56. san jose lower 60s. 60 degrees for morgan hill. slight chance of shower for friday and in to saturday. higher chances sunday with partly sunny skies returning by monday. it is 7:10, it is showdown time in the big tax battle on capitol hill, we will go live from washington dc and. one of the federal judges on the prop 8 case is asked to remove himself. the reason involves his wife. a tahoe restaurant owner
. good thursday morning. time is 7:12. looking across the bay. we have mostly cloudy skies. tracking rain chances especially for one part of the bay area. more in the forecast in a few minutes. our time is now 7:13. big vote in the house today could have a big impact on your bottom line. the democrats are pushing for a vote to extend tax cuts for the middle class but expire for the wealthy. allison, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, dave. let's get right to a live look at the house floor. the house came in to session just a couple of minutes ago,
looks like they are about to do the pledge afallegiance, a debate that could get ugly begins shortly. republicans want to keep tax cuts for everyone, gop senators are warning they will not take up other issues like extending unemployment benefits until the tax debate is resolved. nancy pelosi appeared with hundreds of unemployed workers appealing the strategy. >> tax cuts do not create jobs. unemployment insurance does not add to the deficit. >> reporter: president obama has been working on a compromise, republicans say today's house vote on the tax cuts just for the middle class is going to hurt any chances of reaching a deal.
allison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. it is 7:14 right now also in washington dc, the senate armed services committee is holding a hearing on repealing the military's don't ask, don't tell policy. that's joseph lieberman speaking there. defense secretary robert gates and michael mullen are testifying along with other military leaders. gates and mullen are urging congress to repeal the ban on gays serving openly in the military. they say a just released pentagon report we told you about yesterday shows most members of the military are not opposed but in questioning this morning, senator mccain is concerned about the service members who did express reservations. supporters of prop 8 asked a judge to sep aside and remove himself from a hearing set for next week. they questioned judge steven
reinhardt's impartiality because his wife is a outspoken opponent. she has taken part in legal proceedings against the ban on same sex marriage. if he rescueses himself another judge would be chosen at random and the hearing would be postponed probably. there is a new report that says 50,000 prison inmates from all over the country are claiming tax refunds this year. the report says none provided wage information to the irs. the refund claims top $130 million. this report doesn't say the claims are false, but does say the irs needs to investigate this. california's criminal justice system is facing a back up, the state supreme court says it's because a shortage of lawyer willing to take on post conviction challenges made by inmates on death row. there are 700 here in
california. half of them are still waiting to have a lawyer appointed for them. the average wait is 10 to 12 years. criminal defense attorneys say it's because of inadequate state funding and there is an emotional toll of representing a client that's facing execution. a card room is suing to have youtube video removed from the internet. it shows vie will want confrontations inside the lucky chances card room. the videos put the card room in a misleading bad light they say. the lawsuit contends the video came from card room surveillance cameras and the owners say that makes the videos their property. >> this is a big area of internet law and privacy. if you normally used to taking out your phone and filming whatever is there you maybe filming something you don't have authority to do so. >> the card club owners don't
know who posted the videos. a spokeswoman says youtube would reveal the identities of the person who posted the video if a judge orders them to do so. in a life or death situation a restaurant owner in tahoe says he was forced to take matters in to his own hands and shoot a big bear after it broke in to his restaurant and charged at him. bill hunter says it was a 500- pound bear that broke in to the restaurant four times in the same week. on one of the break ins the bear broke threw through a window and ate up two, 3-gallon tubs of ice cream. he tried yelling at the bear and tried to scare it away but he went to get his gun when the bear charged at him. >> the bear got really agitated, charged around the table, there shot him right here, he went towards the fireplace, across the 30, 35 feet, within a heartbeat.
he was on before i had a chance to do anything. >> he called wildlife officials twice before shooting but they didn't respond. he doesn't regret killing the bear because he felt his life was in danger but he does feel bad because it was a beautiful anim. any moment we will find out where the 2018 and 2022 world cups will be held. soccer officials are meeting now the cast their ballots, meeting in switzerland, vying to be chosen as host in 2018. bids from belgium netherlands considered a long shot and spain-portugal, england is considered a front runner. russia is competing. that's considered -- their bid has been hurt by the no-show of valdmir putin.
this is the first time they announced two world hosts, simultaneously. they were supposed to announce the 2018 but the voting is taking longer than expected and a little bit after that they will announce the winner of 2022. it will be interesting. >> it's a big event. >> most popular sporting event in the world. attack that happened outside of a bank led to a stand off at a area motel. what we are finding out about the man there in custody. plus who police say is responsible for a horrible crime at a concord elementary school. if you are driving on bay area freeways, so far traffic is looking pretty good. coming up, a look at the south bay and the rest of the bay area commute. ;
welcome back. because of a san mateo house fire is being investigated and the crews rushed to a house on otae avenue at 7:00. firefighters say when they got, there flames were shooting out the back of the two story house. they were able to keep the fire from spreading and luckily, no one was hurt. we are getting new details about an attack that ended with a standoff at a motel in pet lieuma. 31-year-old christian valdez had a knife and followed a man outside of a bank on mcdowell victim. the victim was punched several times before a employee rushed out to help. the suspect ran to this motel room across the street, you can see police s.w.a.t. teams responded quickly and used a police dog to get him out. valdez is held on $40,000 bail. 7:23. the state supreme court rejected the appeal of a san francisco woman trying to have her murder conviction
overturned. margery was convicted of second degree murder after her dogs killed her neighbor. in 2004, a judge reduced the charge to manslaughter and she was released from prison. a different judge later reinstated the murder conviction and september knoller back to frizz. knoller's attorney could appeal the decision in federal court. three teenage boys are now accused of killing two pet chickens at a concord school. they were found strangled on the el monte campus the day before thanksgiving. police say they arrested two 15- year-old boys and a 14 year old boy yesterday. all three were booked for animal cruelty and burglary and released to their parents. our time is 7:24. sal knows about your commute, especially the south bay. we are chicking now the freeways 280 rs 85, 87, highway 17, and strange phenomenon
started happening southbound 280 traffic, slow heading south as you head past the 880 interchange. northbound traffic also a little bit slow in the area. northbound 85 traffic is moving along okay. a little bit of slowing after 87. 101 doing well. no problems reported for that commute. let's move along to 237. slow traffic there driving in to to south bay. this morning see that the bay bridge has been up and down for the most part hasn't been that crowded it's a ten minute delay. 7:25, let's go to mark. good morning to you. the clouds have been moving in to the bay area over the past st hours, here to greet thus morning. with the cloud layer in place, temperatures this morning not as cold. here is a view towards oakland. oakland 45 degrees. a look at the current numbers across the bay area, most areas are in the 40s. i want to highlight santa rosa. yesterday, santa rosa was 31
degrees. 14-degree jump in temperatures compared to yesterday at this time in the north bay. for this morning partly to mostly cloudy skies. we are talking about rain chances today. not a factor this morning. in to the afternoon hours a chance of a light shower t highest chance would be in the north bay. we could have a few sprinkles or drizzle around the central portions of the bay. temperatures 55 to 60. watchest locations lower 60s -- warmest locations lower 50s. five day forecast and a slight chance of a sprinkle or light shower not a big deal for friday in to saturday. we bump up the shower chances for a second half of the weekend. vellejo police are searching for who men who attacked and a elderly woman. this happened inside her own home. some students maybe wearing ear muffs to class this morning. why it's so cold inside the school and why the district is
right now. these are live pictures from switzerland. perhaps we can listen in to find out. >> ladies and gentlemen welcome, i have to say a few words. to appoint the host of the 2018 and 2022 world cup. the executive committee under taken the voting a few minutes ago. the president will announce the results of the voting. 2018, 2022 bidding process, started in february 2009. on the 14th of may, 2010, 9 bidders submitted the documents.
a report has been submitted to the executive committee to conclude the information. all bidders are presented the bids yesterday and today to the executive committee members. subsequently, the executive committee met from 2:00 this afternoon and decision has been taken i should say the decisions are being taken. 22 executive committee members were eligible to vote. the guidelines -- voting guidelines and process were observed and audited by public and independent auditor who certified that the voting was based on the guidelines and in accordance with the statutes. the president will announce the host for the 2018 world cup and then the 2022 world cup.
it has been explained to you how we came to this situation when we have to give two world cups on the same day. let me just say a few words about the importance of this game which is called association football. it has been originated in china, but has been organized in great britain, specifically in england and scotland, and spread around the world. we are today 208 national associations in 6 continental considerations. >> we will monitor the announcement from switzerland. taking time to announce who will be the host countrys for
the 2018 and 2022 world cup competitions, 2014 obviously will be brazil. u.s. is one of the countrys in the running for 2022. whether he monitor this and when we hear the results of that announcement we will bring them to you. it is 7:33, some middle school students in the east bay will be wearing scarves and coats in their classs this morning. terrytara is live. >> reporter: students just started to arrive here at brick middle school. maintenance crews will be trying to work on the problem that is literally left dozens of children in the cold. >> it's been very cold. my hands are getting numb. >> i bundle up a little and shiver. >> i can't feel my hands and i can't think straight. >> reporter: all of this week, students have been wearing hat,
scarves and coats because there is no heat. in an effort to trim costs, the oakland unified school district decided to turn the heat off over the thanksgiving holiday. the district controls the heat through a centrally operated system but the trouble is some of the sites have older equipment and that equipment just doesn't fire back up the way it used to. >> that is something we are analyzing right now. obviously the system is not working as it should. it needs revision. that's something we are discussing. over christmas we will handle it differently. we don't expect a repeat of this. >> reporter: after three days of cold classrooms, many parents are questioning the district's decision to turn it off in the first place if they knew the heating system had a history of problems. the district has apologized and the heat should be restored here at brick middle school by 11:00 this morning. time now, 7:35.
police in vellejo are searching for two men who attacked and robbed a elderly woman inside her home. the men knock odd didn't 74- year-old woman's door yesterday when she hoped the door they grabbed her by the groat and forced her inside. they stole the woman's purse and jewelry. the woman suffers from dementia, surprisingly she was not hurt. oakland police are offering a $30,000 reward to help them find two men wanted in connection to three rapes. these are sketches of the suspects police are looking for, they are described as african american men in their 20s, they robbed and sexually assaulted a 26-year-old woman at gunpoint on market street last month. then police say they forced her to take them to her home where they robbed and raped her roommate. >> this is a very terrifying event that took place involving
three women, sexually assaulted and robbed. we need to get the suspects off the street. >> the victim said the men got away in a 1993 black honda civic with a square spoiler. police are asking anyone with information to give them a call. we got surprisingly new information about last month's standoff on the bay bridge. the commuter frustration did not end with the arrest of the man responsible for it. claudine wong is getting reaction from commuters and live with the details. >> reporter: there were thousands of commuters affected by the standoff that blocked traffic and shut down the bridge. if they thought the problems ended that morning they were wrong. many are still dealing with it. this time the headache is coming in form of something they are finding in their mailbox. it's a ticket. let's explain what happened. look at the pictures from back on november 11th. it might come rushing back to
you. this was the heart of the morning commute. a man stopped his car on the bridge and held police at bay for hours in the standoff. police had to shut down the bridge and took hours to get commuters to turn around. technology doesn't often take in to account things like this and so as far as fast track was concerned, with the fast track users turning around, fast track considered them cheating the tolls. now the folks are getting automatically generated tickets in the mill according to the examiner. they are not going charge the drivers were turning around in that kind of situation. the drivers say they think mtc should go further. >> i would expect some type of payment or something. you are paying so much for the fast track. >> you don't want a ticket you want them to pay you. >> yeah, pay me something back. >> reporter: live at the toll plaza at the bay bridge. it's not likely they will give
anyone any money. if you look at pictures now you can imagine all the people that were effected. it's as busy now as it was that morning. if you were one of the folks on the bridge and you get automatically generated the incompetents in mail, call customer service, let them know that that ticket was issued during the standoff and they will take care of it. live in the bay bridge toll plaza. claudine wong, channel 2 news. k. as promised we want to let you know we have been following the breaking news and host country has been announced for the 2018 world cup. it is russia. a bit of a surprise there. there was some thought that russia might be hurt by the no- show of valdmir putin. england was a front runner putting on a powerful presentation with prince william and david beckham, one of the british soccer stars there. we are waiting to find out who
will host 2022, the u.s. is in the running. i found a list in the u.s. hosts in 2022, there will be 18 cities that would have the matches only two in california, down south, la and san diego, also seattle and phoenix are the only four on the west coast. we are still following this announcement that is going on in switzerland. as we get more information we h bring it to you. >> we brought to it you live. let's go to sal live checking the traffic. >> we had a southbound westbound, on the map, westbound 580, it blocked access to the bridge. when we go to the bridge toll plaza, it was light for a while. it was light for an artificial reason. let's go to the toll plaza. traffic is going to be affected. supposed to be a injury- accident, eastbound 80 at the toll plaza. we will let you know if it's.
there we have a crew near there. they will let us know if it's there or not. let's look at northbound 280, south bay, pretty busy up through downtown san jose. good morning, here is the live camera, the clouds a factor this morning. looking at the high clouds, see moving in to san francisco, you chiia, eureka, crescent city. the rainfall coverage along the north coast. tracking rain chances today especially for the north bay. current numbers, no more 30s, really just talking about 40s. santa rosa 45 degrees. we could have a few upper 30s in inland valleys. most of the region starting out in the 40s. overall weather pattern. with the flow in place, we will have smaller scale weather systems approach our coastline. for today we bring in showers
especially to the north bay, friday and saturday the chance of light shower or sprinkle. by sunday bump up the probability with showers across the portion of the region. partly to mostly cloudy, 38 to 48 degrees by lunchtime, mostly cloudy, 53 to 58. chance of a light shower by this afternoon. mainly up towards areas north of the golden grate bridge, we could have sprinkles or drizzle near the bay near san francisco and oakland. look at the 50s and lower 60s this afternoon, san jose 61. your five day forecast, chance of a light shower for friday and saturday. not a big deal. showers increasing as we head in to sunday. thank you mark. it is 7:42, which member of the world champion giants signed a one year extension? surprising comments on finding a replacement for the outgoing attorney general. he used to be the hero of
. 436,000 people filed for first time unemployment benefits that's up 26,000 from the week before. analysts predicted half that increase and the number of continuing claims also jumped by 53,000 to 4.27 million. taking a live look at the big board on wall street. the numbers are up, stocks extending the gains from yesterday after data showed pending sales of existing homes unexpectedly surged in october. good news for the economy there. the dow up 80 at 11,336. nasdaq up 16. sp is up 10. our time now 7:46. knewson plans to make a round of budget cuts leaving the mayor's office to become
lieutenant governor. san francisco faces a deficit of be $79.8 million for the in next fiscal year. yesterday mayor gave department heads until december 21st to come up with 10% in additional budget cuts. he told the heads he wants to make the tough decisions now so the interim mayor has to make less of them later. he told ktvu he will allow harris to decide who replaces her as san francisco district attorney. pamela harris won the state attorney general's race and joining knewsome in sacramento next month. her term runs through the end of next year. ktvu contacted harris' office, her spoke woman is surprised by the mayor's comment and says there is no word on who harris would want to finish out her term. another san franciscoian plans to run for mayor.
phil tig plans to seek the office in next november's election. he wants to make the city government work more affectively. the field is already crowded with candidates including state senator ye and supervisor dufty. u.s. likely to suffer a terrorist attack carried out by extremists radicallized in america's citys and towns. that's according to the country's top counter terrorism official. michael leader says the u.s. faces evolving threat from home grown terrorists who will one dayes andfully kill americans. he says although the u.s. thwarted some bomb attempts like the one at times square in new york city it's impossible to stop them all. the national oil spill commission will discuss the preliminary findings on what caused the gulf oil spill. officials will discuss options to prevent a similar catastrophe in the future.
one day after the obama administration announced lit ban new drilling in the eastern gulf of new mexico for at least 7 years. interior secretary ken salazar says the move will involve safety analysis. critics including louisiana governor jindal say the ban will hurt the economy and send more jobs overseas. chefs at restaurants around the country are trying to help family whose depend on fishing in the gulf of mix co. more than a dozen bay area chefs took part in a nationwide promotion. they showcased food taken from the gulf to show it's untainted by the oil spill. this is a way to help people feeling the consequences of last septembers' disaster. >> there are fishermen and women who have familys to feed. >> without the fishermen, we
got nothing. without the fishermen you are eating chickens. >> about 300 cities took part in the event. new music video released by freed iranian prisoner sarah shourd. she wrote the song while in prison. a piece of time is for sale on amazon. she says the money that's raised from the sales will be used for expenses hopefully to win the release of her fiance, shane bower and their friend josh fattal who remain in jail in iran. she wrote several songs while she was in prison and used to sing them to both shane and josh when they were allowed to see each other. see more of her video on our channel 2 web site, go to
ktvu.com and look for the you see hikers tab there. returning to the world championship san francisco giants. burl is expected to get a fraction of the $9 million received last season. the 34-year-old outfielder struggled during the post season, but he did hit several clutch home runs during the regular season. basketball star, lebron james is back in cleveland this morning for the first time since leaving the cavaliers and signing with the miami heat. the star says he will have butterflies in his stomach when he plays his former team, cavaliers beefed up security in case fans are hostile towards james. they were expecting this to be the dream team. miami is not doing that great. >> there is real concerns about security tonight. this may sound like a scene
defense may rest its case in the elizabeth smart kidnapping trial. yesterday smart stormed out of the courtroom in the middle of testimony by a psychiatrist. he said smart picked out a bibby name when brian mitchell talked about having babies. tuesday the trial was halted when mitchell, the suspect, suffered a seizure. brothers police are investigating a diamond heist it happened in downtown. 4 people wearing ski masks
robbed two out of state diamond dealers tuesday afternoon. the dealers had just left a store on first street they were getting in to the car when the robbers pulled up alongside them in a sedan and stole their diamonds. no one was hurt in this. the diamond dealers made several stops in the bay area to visit their clients. the central valley city is hoping to overcome christmas tree curse in time for the annual holiday parade tonight. the city tried and failed twice to get a christmas tree set up before the parade. first someone cut off the top ten feet while being transported from the sierra. a man offered to give a 60-foot tree but the branches fell off as it was being moved. the city is hoping someone will bring them a 30-foot tree before the parade starts tonight. sal, can you give the
commute a break this morning? >> i'm trying to. the toll plaza was light for a while because there was a crash block access. westbound traffic is slow, eastbound, there is an accident on the east side of the bridge. it's not affecting as many people. they had to run a traffic break in the area. also the morning commute looks okay on 237, westbound, you see slow traffic but it gets better at sean curve road. through downtown san jose is not all that bad. filling in for steve it's mark. clouds moving in to the bay area, with that it's not as cold this thursday morning. all week long 20s and 30s, not the case this morning. see the mostly cloudy conditions over san francisco bay. most of the region in the 40s with the clouds in place , there is a possibility talking about a few light showers across the bay area for today. most areas in the 40s. san francisco 49.
san rafael 45. as far as the somehow poten potential in the north bay, showers. chance of a few sprinkles or drizzle enough to wet the roadways later on this afternoon and then for the south bay, scattered high clouds with breaks in the overcast as well. here is the satellite and radar, most of the rainfall along the knot coast. watching the front slide a little bit to the south later on today. for this morning partly to mostly cloudy skies, 45 to 50 degrees in to the afternoon hours, mostly cloudy sky as chance of a shower. highest chance up in the north bay, north golden gate bridge, temperatures this afternoon upper 50s to the low 60s and here you can pick out the time line by 12:00 mostly cloudy skies, 53 to 58. there is the temperature range later on this afternoon. forecasted highs, the 50s, santa rosa, rafael and san francisco 56.
look ahead your five day forecast, a possibility of a light shower for friday in to saturday. bump up the shower potential for the second half of the weekend. it is 7:57, gunfire erupts near oak land's lake merit overnight. the surprising motive for the shooting and what police just told kraig debro. also it started a couple of hours ago, a free holiday gift from bart. we know the ason why. is there life in outer space? the community is awaiting an announcement on the topic from nasa this morning. you want some fiber one honey clusters?
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motive behind an attempted robbery. what the thieves did and what they did when they didn't get it. first in the pipeline explosion case three months after that disaster. big announcement came moments ago. it involves the most popular sporting event in the world. the second hour of mornings on 2 starts now.
good morning welcome back to mornings on 2 i'm tori campbell tori campbell. >> i'm dave clark. it's thursday, december 2nd. we will begin now with a shooting, this involved a dispute over a cell phone. it happened last night in oakland not far from lake merit. kraig debro just talked to the police and back with us live from oakland with all the new details. good morning, craig. >> reporter: good morning dave. police are confirming a lot of the account we were reporting earlier. it happened at 15th and madison a block north of 14th street the main thoroughfare through downtown oakland. 11:15 the shots were fired. according to police this morning, this was over a cell phone. the victim has nonlife threatening injuries. police say they have a person of interest that they are talking to right now. the shooting that happened injured a person but the shots could have injured more than one person.
based on where they ended up. the victim wasn't the only thing hit, a bullet pierced the window. the victim got the worst of it. he was shot more than once and taken to hiland hospital. we don't know his identity. police say he has nonlife threatening injuries. he sat on a car out here, well enough to sit on a car until help arrived. this happened at 11:15. a woman heard arguing between two or more people and five or six shots rang out. >> it was kind of scary, there were all the shots and at first i was like is that a gunshot. i'm not sure what that sounds like. then i actually went to the floor, i never had to do that before. >> reporter: she lived in the building in the building for five years, she doesn't believe she heard anything like that before. this was all over a cell phone. we just contacted opd.
right now it looks like that was the only motive. the victim was taken to hiland hospital, nonlife threatening injuries. we can't say more than that right now. we don't know the extent of injuries or where he was shot. kraig debro, ktvu.com. time is 8:02, police in pleasant hill are search for a man who pepper sprayed two radio shack employees during a robbery. it happened shortly before 9:00 last night on contra costa boulevard. the suspect pretented to be a customer and asked to see the merchandise. the suspect then pepper sprayed the store employee and ran off towards the door stealing some of the items. a second employee then tried to stop this suspect, and us a also pepper sprayed. police are investigating a deadly shooting of a man in the richmond district. the victim was found inside a apartment at 23rd avenue last night around 9:00 p.m.
paramedics were called by the victim died at the scene. we don't know the victim's name. police will only say he was 20 to 30 years old. so far no arrests have been made and no suspect information has been released. new this morning san francisco police are asking for help in finding a missing elderly man. he is 91 years old and suffers from dementia and disappeared yesterday. he is 5 feet tall and seen wearing a tan weight length jacket and a tan hat. he only speaks cantonese and uses a tan cane to get around. if you see him, you are asked to call san francisco police. time 8:04, we had sad news come in. a young girl has been killed by a car. the girl and another person were hit by the car about 5:30 yesterday evening. authorities haven't given us anymore information at this point, only saying this tragic
incident is under investigation. this morning pipeline disaster in san bruno moves closer to the courtroom. attorney for pge will meet with lawyers representing the explosion victims for the first time. they will discuss more than 35 lawsuits filed against pge. september 9th explosion and fire killed people, and destroyed dozens of homes. we went to the devastated san bruno neighborhood this morning and here is what we saw. one man who grew up in the neighborhood, set up a christmas tree on empty lot and it complete with solar powered lights. it's his way of trying to get past the tragedy and wants to send out a holiday message of hope. time now is 8:05, numbers came out about an hour ago. new numbers showing the housing market may be gaining strength now. the national association of
realtors says pending sales were previously owned houses jumped unexpected 10.4% in the month of october. that's well ahead of what the analysts were expecting. before a gain of 3 to 5%. realtors say they are worried about the availability of credit. in other news, report this morning shows sales of homes in foreclosures is down. they still made up one quarter of all american home sales between july and september. in comparison foreclosures accounted for just 1% of all housing sales in 2005. that was the peak of the housing boom. realty track says the freeze on some foreclosures didn't seem to effect the sales of homes in that category. new this morning, numbers that show the holiday shopping season is off to a strong start. retailers are reporting robust gains that beat wall street expectations and deep discounts drew shoppers in all month but
especially for black friday sales the day after thanksgiving. some of the biggest gainers were target, cosco, and victoria secret. you got about one hour to get a free bart ticket. bart is encouraging shoppers to ride bart with a ticket give away this morning. 120,000 bart tickets are handed out to bart riders as we speak each free ticket is good for a one way trip during the next three weekends. give away will continue for one more hour until 9:00 a.m., it's happening in san francisco. ridership during thanksgiving was up slightly this year. 62,200 riders took bart to san francisco international airport from last wednesday to monday. that's up more than 1% compared to 2009.
i'm going to listen to sal. i'm going to get a free bart ticket to stay away from the toll plaza, sal. >> that would be a good thing to use it for. stay away from driving in to san francisco. the traffic at the toll plaza is crowded. we seen improvement. eastbound an accident not causing major traffic deal, westbound traffic is well, i would say moderate. you see a little bit of improvement, especially coming over from 880. let's check out 880 here in the east bay, northbound, a little bit slow as you approach 66th avenue. south bay all kinds of slow traffic gip on this the northbound direction on 280, here and there, downtown, gets better and slows up to cooper, 85 slow from 87 all the way up to cooper teeno, 101, a mess from 280 in to sunny veil. if you are driving over to the
oakland maize, 580 is slow this morning. and if you are in marin, it's better than normally with slow traffic hi there, we have mostly cloudy skies over a good portion of the bay area thursday morning. live look outside, looking towards the oaklandestware. it's not as cold as this morning. live storm tracker 2, the clouds from here in the bay area to the north towards your eureka. the rainfall, north of cape, a little bit of activity to the south of that point beginning to approach men seeno county. we will watch out for this. current numbers, updated for the 8:00 hour, most areas are in the 40s. santa rosa yesterday, dealing with the lower 30s, not the case for today. significant warm up with all the clouds in place, hayward
47. san jose 44. here is the weather pattern. a weak weather set up. enough moisture in place that will impact your forecast for today with a chance of a few showers, focus will be up in the north bay. friday and saturday the chance of a light shower or sprinkle, by sunday for a second half of the weekend, we bump up the shower potential across the bay area. forecast model. not allowed to show you, we could have a few sprinkles moving in. throughout the course of the afternoon especially by mid to late afternoon, we could have the line gradually spread to the south. this is just drizzle or few sprinkles approaching san francisco and oakland. enough to wet the bay area roadways. the timeline throughout the day today, you can see this morning partly to mostly cloudy, by 12:00 mostly cloudy. we bring in the chance of a shower through the afternoon hours. especially up towards sanoma county. temperatures this afternoon in the 50s. warmest locations approaching the lower 60s. san jose 61. look ahead your five day
forecast, chance of a sprinkle or light shower for friday and saturday. not a big deal. we increase the chances for a second half of the weekend. time is 8:10. nasa will make a major announcement this morning about the search for alien life. so far it's a astro biological finding. all kinds of speculation on internet blogs about whether nasa will come out and say, yes, extra terrestrial life has been found. we have to wait and see. nasa's big announcement comes at 11:00 a.m. from offices in washington, dc. we will cover that at noon. on our web site, ktvu.com. we already covered the long awaited announcement for soccer fans. it came a short time ago. it was a big surprise involving the world cup. the reasons supporters of proposition 8 want one particular judge off the case.
surprises out of zurich switzerland. pam is in our newsroom with the details. it's been pretty exciting. the last three days have been filled with intense lobbying and dramatic presentations from some of the biggest names in politics and sports from around the world. in the last half hour, russia was announced the winner to host the 2018 world cup which surprised many people since russia's prime minister was a no-show. he has been dealing with the issues surrounding the wikileaks document. russia boat out the bid of the netherlands belgium, spain and portugal and england and england pulled out all the stops in its presentation. britain's prime minister, david
beckham and prince williams came to zurich to win over the committee. qatar -- and even bigger surprise, qatar, the arab country on the northeast coast of the arabian peninsula beat out the u.s., australia, japan and south korea in its bid to host the 2022 world cup. it's bordered by saudi arabia. the smallest nation in fact to ever host the world cup. qatar is rich in oil and often first or second in terms of gdp per capita in the world. it's ruled by a family since the mid 19th century. the next world cup will be in brazil, they are held every four years that brings in a lot of attention and money to the area. the world cup was played in the united states for the fist time
in 1994. setting a record with 3 and a half million tickets sold. reporting live in the newsroom, pam cook. it is 8:16. in washington debate is you wereway other extending bush era tax cuts. leaders are pushing a vote to extend tax cuts for the middle class but want a tax hike for families making over $250,000 . republicans want everyone to keep the current tax rates. republican senators are warning they won't take up other issues like extending unemployment the is resolved. also happening right now in washington dc, the senate armed services committee is holding a hearing on repealing the military's don't ask, don't tell policy. robert gates and michael mullen are urging congress to repeal the ban on gays serving openly in the military. they say a pentagon report
shows most members of the military are not opposed but senator john mccain criticized the study. >> for large segments of the military with the exception of some combat specialties, their appeal of don't ask, don't tell, though disruptive in the short-term would not be the wrenching change many feared and predicted. i'm troubled by the fact this report represents the input of 28% of the force who received the questionnaire. including come plately leaving out a numerous members of the military in combat areas. >> secretary gates says there is an urgency for congress to act because the courts could invalidate the policy without warning leaving the military with no time to prepare for the change. >> your time is 8:18. supporters of 8 are asking a federal judge to step aside in removing themselves from a hearing set for next week they
are questioning reinhardt's impartiality because his wife is a very outspoke opponent of proposition 8. his wife has taken part in legal oceedings against the ban on same sex marriage. judge reinhardt someone of three judges on a panel i scheduled to hear arguments monday. if he does excuse himself, another judge will be chosen at random and that hearing would probably be postponed. a new report says 50,000 country are claiming tax refunds for this year. but the report says none of them provided wage information to the irs. the refund claims topped $130 million. the report does not say the claims are fraudulent. it says the irs needs to investigate. a card room is filing a lawsuit they sawed to have youtube -- sued to have youtube video removed from the
internet. the video shows several violent confrontations inside the lucky chances card room. the owners say the videos put their card room in a misleading bad light. their lawsuit claims the video came from card room surveillance cameras and the owners say that makes the videos their property. >> this is a big area of internet law and privacy. if you normally used to taking out your phone and filming whatever is there, you may be filming something that you don't really have authority to do so. >> the owners of the card club say they don't know who posted the videos. a spokesperson says it would reveal their identities if a judge orders them to do so. 20 minutes after 8:00. attack outside of a bay area bank leads to a standsoff, what we are learning this morning about the man in custody. they say it was a matter of life and death, tahoe
restaurant owner face to face with a charging bear how he responded, how he feels about it this morning. good morning traffic is doing pretty well here. but looks like we have a couple of different spots in the bay area where you maybe held up by stalled vehicles or crashes. we will update you coming up.
we are getting new details about an attack that ended with a standoff you are seeing here at a motel. 31-year-old christian valdez had a knife and followed the man outside of a bank. the victim was punched several times before employee came out to help out. the suspect ran to this motel room across the street. the s.w.a.t. team quickly surrounded the motel room and used a police dog to get him out. valdez is held on $20,000 bail. three teenage boys are accused of killing two pet chickens at an elementary school in concord. the chick ps were found strangled on the el monte el mary school campus, they arrested two 15 year-old boys and 1, 14 year old yesterday. all three were booked for animal cruelty and burglary and released to their parents. tahoe restaurant owner says he was forced to take matters
in to his own hands and shoot a bear after it broke in to his a restaurant and charged charged at him. the 500-pound bear broke in to his restrant four times in the same week. on one visit the bear broke through a window and ate two tubs of ice cream. he tried yelling at the bear, but went for his gun when the bear charged at him. i don't regret shooting him. i bad about shooting him because he was such a beautiful animal. >> he called wildlife officials twice before shooting the animal. he is working on getting electrical fencing. >> it's a big problem in lake tota hoe. the bears are clever. time is 8:25. if you are heading for a bridge, sal knows what is happening around the bridgeaffi pretty well. even the bay bridge is getting
some improvement. it's not that deep of a backup, we will take it thank you very much. westbound traffic moving along well. once you get onto the span. san mateo traffic good to 101, if you are on 101, no problems reported on 101. golden gate bridge traffic is good. richmond bridge traffic uneventful and light. let's go to mark. we have mostly cloudy skies over good portion of the bay area with the clouds in place it's not nearly as cold as it has been over the past few mornings. not talking about freezing temperatures. high clouds a factor and possibly a few light showers. current numbers see the 40s, santa rosa, rafael, livermore 43 degrees. set up with the significant rainfall heading to the north of the bay area, north of cape mendocino eureka and crescent city. as a result we bring in the
chance of a few light showers especially north of the golden gate bridge. this morning rain not much of a factor. 45 to 50 degrees. in to the afternoon hours mostly cloudy skies. the highest shower chances in sanoma county, drizzle closer to the bay, closer to san francisco and oakland enough to wet the roadways. here is the southern extent of the moisture feel. as far as forecast highs in the mid-50s, upper 50s, warmest locations in the lower 60s. look ahead your five day forecast, chance of a light sprinkle in to friday and saturday. we bump up the shower chances by sunday. thank you. time is 8:27. police in vellejo searching for two men who attacked and robbed an elderly woman. it happened inside her own home. some students had to brave near freezing temperatures inside their classroom all week. we will tell you why and what the district is doing about it
we lost you momentarily. we had a little technical glitch. school started five minutes ago, we spoke to a teacher that said it's colder in sides than it is on the sidewalk. about a half an hour ago we did see a worker from the oakland unied school district pulled up and started hauling the tools to begin repair work on the heater. students have been bundling up in scarves, gloves and coats for three days. district decided to turn off the heat during the thanksgiving break in an effort to save money. it's a decision that back fired however. angering many parents. >> i was very upset. i told her my tax dollars pays for her to have heat. she should have heat if she is cold. >> reporter: was it hard to concentrate. >> yes. she is sluggish now. i'm hoping that with her gloves and hat, she will be a little better today. >> reporter: the heat is controlled by the district
through a central system. certain sites like brick middle school have older heaters prone to break downs. we spoke to the remareman that said a faulty compressor was to blame. the heat maybe should be up and working by? >> whatever they said. >> reporter: and the district said that that would be 11:00. the district has apologized. it says it will reevaluate the situation so the problem doesn't happen again during the christmas holiday. students and teachers have been braving temperatures in the high 30s to the low 40s all week long. on monday it was just shy, five degrees shy of freezing. wow, thank you tara.
vellejo police are searching for two men who attacked and robbed an elderly woman inside her own home. they knocked on the woman's door yesterday morning when she opened it they grabbed her by the throat and forced her inside. one man held her down while the other ransacked the house. hey stole the woman's purse and jewelry. the woman suffers from dementia. amazingly though she was not hurt. a $30,000 reward is offered this morning by oakland police to help them find two men wanted in connection with three rapes. take a look at the police sketches based on the victims descriptions. they are look for two african american men in their 20s. they robbed and sexually assaulted a 26-year-old woman at gun point, on market street last month. then police say they forced her to take them to her home where they robbed and raped her roommates. >> this is a very terrifying
event that took place, involving three women, sexually assaulted and robbed, we need to get the suspects off the street. >> victims say tathe men got away in a 93 or 94 civic, square spoiler on it. take a look at the police sketches. oak land police say if you have information, contact them. the parents of a 12 year- old boy accused of molesting two middle valley boys are facing a lawsuit now. the lawsuit alleges that the parents allowed their son to babysit two and four year old brothers without telling parents that the boy had a history of sexually deviant behavior. the 12 year old was prosecuted earlier this year in the case. san francisco mayor plans to make another round of budget cuts before leaving the mayor's office to become lieutenant governor in january. san francisco currently faces a
deficit of $379.8 million for the next fiscal year. yesterday newsome gave heads until december 21st to come up with 10% in additional budget cuts. he told the department heads he wants to make some of the tough decisions now before a interim mayor takes over. he told ktvu he will let harris decide who replaces her as district attorney. it was confirmed that harris won the state attorney general's race and will be joining newsome in sacramento next month. her term runs through the end of next year, ktvu contacted harris' office and her spokeswoman seemed surprised by the comments. another san franciscoian announced his attention to run for mayor. teng plans to seek the office in next november's election. he wants to make the city government work more efficiently. the field is already crowded
with candidates including state senator ye and dusty. the high speed rail authority may hear pretty loud complaints today during a big meeting about the first phase of the project. engineers recommending that the first 65 miles section be built in the central valley between boarden through fresno to corcoran. critics call it a train to nowhere going from a little known town to a federal prison. the rail authority is under a lot of pressure they got a deadline to pick a route by the end of the year or they will lose federal funding. supporter says the central valy plan makes sense due to disputes over track placement near san francisco and los angeles. nouses of bay bridge commuters were stuck in traffic for hours during that standsoff last month on the bay bridge. their frustration didn't end when the police arrested the man responsible for it.
claudine wong is here now getting reaction from some of the commuters about what we are finding out about this. >> reporter: good morning. that morning was a headache for commuters . it happened around this time of day, they were coming on the bridge trying to get across and service it was shut down. that's what is happening and it is coming in the form of a ticket in their mailbox. these are the pictures from back on november 11th when that morning commute was basically shutdown after a man stopped his car on the bridge and held police at bay for hours. the bridge because it was shut down meant that obviously no one could get on and the commuters had to be turned around. technology didn't take in to account what was happening that day. as far as fast track was concerned those drivers were trying to get out of paying their tolls. as an automatic kind of function the folks are getting the tickets in the mail.
obviously it's not going to charge the drivers for turning around at the toll plaza. the drivers say that is not a surprise they would be happy to get in the mail. >> i would be aggravated i would think. once i calmed down i would try to understand and hope for the best. >> reporter: they are end hoing everyone has an attitude as nice as that woman we talked to this morning. you are looking live at the toll plaza this morning. all the commuters making their way through as they start on today's commute which isn't so bad. if you get one of the tickets in the mail, this is an automatic process. mtc said they are adviseing to give the customer service center a call, let them know that ticket was issued during the stand off and they will take care of it. we saw traffic moving
nicely. >> doing very well this morning. we are off to a decent start or end i should say to the commute. moving along to the 688 washington southbound, see on the live picture, slow traffic there. you will see slow traffic down to the bottom of the hill at washington the accident is on the shoulder. also this morning looking at live picture of 280 silicon valley beginning to wine down . 101 slow in to sunnyville. live picture of the bay bridge, up and down this morning. now it's a ten minute wait. weather now with mark. good morning to you. we have mostly cloudy skys and breaks in the clouds. overcast over a good portion of the bay area, currently the alameda marina in the 40s. 47 degrees, san francisco 49. it is noticeably warmer this morning compared to yesterday with the clouds in place. temperatures not talking about the extreme freezeout there in fact most areas in the 40s
earlier this morning. a few upper 30s out there. changing weather pat western the north bay, focal area, picking up a few light showers for the day. central portions san francisco, oakland, we could have a few sprinkles or drizzle out there, mist and south bay a few high clouds, they are already in place, they will stick around as we head in to the afternoon hours. see the overall weather pattern, organized rainfall to the north along the north coast and no real major storms over the next now days w this configuration, we have the flow in place with most of moisture heading to the north, we have smaller scale disturbances approaching our coastline. unsettled for today. the chancive oh a few showers once again the highest chance in the north bay. friday and saturday, the chance of a sptwo not a big deal. sunday showers likely across a good portion of the bay. if you are heading to the sierra for friday, saturday, mostly cloudy skies and chance
of rain-snow mix in to sunday with afternoon highs hovering in the upper 30s to the lower 40s. back here in the bay area, forecast model showing you the rainfall, at 12:00 a few sprinkles appealing sanoma. 3:00 and 4:00, you get an idea what happens, light blue indicating maybe drizzle or sprinkles. partly to mostly cloudy 8:00. thicken up the clouds by lunchtime. a chance of a light shower as we head in to the afternoon hours with temperatures mainly in the mid to upper 50s. low 60s around san jose and morgan hill. look ahead, a sprinkle or light shower for friday and saturday. showers likely in to sunday, partly sunny skies return by monday. thank you. it is 8:41. very ditch story for the weather in europe. if you are flying to europe and britain expect delays the unusual cold snap lasted all week with snow coming down across europe.
that's caused problems for travelers in several countrys. in britain, storms blocked roads, shut airports and brought rail systems to a screeching halt. cold temperatures are expected to continue across europe tonight. it's unusual. very alarming assessment is coming from america's top counter terrorism official. what he is saying now about the chance of a terrorist attack on american soil. hayward family reunited with their dog weeks after she saved them from a house fire, how diamond is doing after her heroic action.
some of the top stories we are following now. oakland police are questioning a person of interest in last night's shooting, investigators say it happened near the gunman tried to steal the victim's cell phone. the victim is expected to survive. the late os tp repot, came out a couple of hours ago. shows unexpected jump in jobless claims. labor department says new claims went up to 436,000 last
week. we learned this morning that russia and qatar will be hosting the 2018 and 2022 world cup soccer. announcements made over an hour ago from zurich switzerland. u.s. is likely to suffer a deadly terrorist attack carried out by extremists radicalized in america's citys and towns. that's according to the country's top counter terrorism official. michael lighter says the u.s. faces an evolving threat from home grown terrorists who will one day successfully kill americans. it is impossible to stop all attempts. the house of representatives will decide on a punishment for congressman
charles rangle. if as expected the house approves censure, rangel will have to walk in front of the chamber to receive his punishment. nancy pelosi will read him a resolution condemning his behavior. he is accused of filing misleading financial disclosure reports. he insists he never meant to violate house rules. there is a lot of speculation right now about a news conference by nasa. some internet bloggers were wondering if nasa will say it has found extra terrestrial life. nicole collins is live where nasa will make the announcement at 11:00 this morning. nasa created a buzz when it released this press release announcing that press conference to quote discuss an astro biology finding will impact the search for evidence of extra terrestrial life.
what are they going to announce. it's blowing up on the blogs fear with theories. people are speculating thinking they know what is happening here. alien, man, freaking aliens. this woman says hang on what is all this ma me lar can i. -- ma lar can i. this press release doesn't say much but outlines the people who will partake in the press conference today and science and space experts analyzed the backgrounds of many of the people and they, based on the balk grounds decided nasa probably will not try out actual aliens. instead the experts believe nasa will invail a discovery regarding arsenic made on earth perhaps in california. some experts believe the discovery may show arsenic is
not poisonous to all life proving life in the universe my not be restricted to the six basic elements. no one really knows what nasa is going to announce. et could be coming home but you can watch for yourself on nasa's web site, nasa .gov. that press conference is live at 11:00 your time. fascinating nicole. time is 8:49. new music video just been released by the freed iranian prisoner, sarah shourd, she wrote the song while in prison. the song is called a piece of time, it's for sale on amazon. the money that's raised from the sale will be used for expenses that will win the release of her fee on fiance.
you can see the entire video from sarah shourd on our channel 2 web site, go to ktvu.com. look for the you see hikers tab. a hayward family has been reunited with their dog who they credit wit saving their lives. >> or super star diamond, you are a hero. >> he saw his pit bull diamond five weeks ago the night a fire left his family homeless. the dog is normally a quiet dog but on october 24th, diamond's barking woke him up and he found his living room engulfed in flames. they ran out. diamond suffered nerve damage to one leg and burns to 30% of her body. >> she will have scarring. she will always have that,
that's her badge of honor. >> the bill for the medical care is more than $5500. the hayward imagine shelter is accepting donations to help pay for the bills. guess what, pat the bat is coming back to the world champions san francisco giants. pat burrell agreed to a one year contract. we don't have word on how much money is being paid. he is expected to get a fraction of the $9 million he got last season. 34 year-old outfielder had struggles but hit several clutch home runs during the regular season. basketball star lebron james, there you see him there coming down the steps he is back in cleveland this morning for the first time since leaving the cleveland cavaliers and signing with the miami heat. lebron is going to have butterflies in his stomach when he plays his former team. cavaliers beefed up security at
the arena in case the fans are hostile and we are hearing they will be. there will be uniformed and under cover police officers in the stands and the fans will have to pour any purchased beverages in to cups so plastic bottles can't be thrown onto the court. gymnastics coach is in san jose. at san jose hp pavilion to rally support for the 2012 olympic tryouts. they were awarded to san jose. >> this is exciting, this is something that this town deserves being so much involved in the gymnastics and the start. >> 2012 olympic team trials will be held june 28th through
trial. yesterday, smart stormed out of the the courtroom in the middle of testimony by a psychiatrist. he had said something about her picking out a baby name when the kidnapper talked about having babies. they have up to fife days of rebuttal witnesses. police are investigating a diamond heist it happened in broad daylight in downtown. four people wearing ski masks robbed two out of state diamond dealers tuesday afternoon. the dealers just left a store on fist street they were getting in to their car when the robbers pulled up in a sedan and stole the diamonds. no one was hurt. the diamond dealers made several stops in the bay area to visit clients. speculation starbucks maybe interested in buying out emeryville based pete's coffee. shares rose 8.5% in trading yesterday. pete's stock is down 4% now. also new this morning the
oakland tribune is reporting that magic johnson is part of investment group acquiring the foreclosed thomas berkley square in oak land. the investment group paid $20 million for the complex includes retail space. now big investor. very successful at is happening the roads? >> it's getting busy in some of the lake commutes. we have been okay for this last little time here. let's go to 880, northbound. traffic is moving along pretty well this morning on 880 northbound until you get to 66. you will see slow traffic in that area. if you are driving to the bay bridge toll plaza it's improved a bit. no major problems. let's go to mark. good morning the clouds have been a factor all morning long pushing to the bay. the chads will continue to stick around in to the afternoon hours. we bring in the chances of a few showers, highest chance up in the north bay, we could have drizzle or few sprinkles around
san francisco and oakland. chance of a light shower or sprinkle friday and saturday. not a big deal, showers likely in to sunday. these are minor systems. >> looks gray through the beginning of next week. >> that's right. no significant clearing trends. maybe monday could be a little nicer. >> we will keep on top of it. thank you for joining us. have great day.