tv Mornings on 2 FOX December 21, 2010 7:00am-9:00am PST
good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm pam cook. tori campbell has the day off. bedo have breaking news. sal is following a still b reaking story in san francisco. sal? >> that's right. more than an hour ago, two cars making that right turn on 19th avenue got into a collision and ended up down an embankment, just past 19th avenue.
flee people are now at sfgh. and the police are interviewing the people in the accident right now at the hospital. you can see rescue and truck company and engine company is still there along with san francisco police blocking two lanes of hinarasero boulevard. jade hernandez is there trying to decypher the whole thing. -- decypher the whole thing. may she will be coming up in just a -- -- that's coming up. two pit bulls who attacked a woman in san jose are still out there on the loose this morning. just about an hour ago, kraig debro talked to the victim. kraig is joining us now with the very latest on what she said this morning. good morning, kraig. >> reporter: good morning. it happened on white sand drive in east san jose. this is the home behind me.
a gentleman just pulled up to the house. i don't know who he is. but accord together woman a ttacked, it happened in the driveway. as you might guess she's in pain and a little scared. she said she was bitten on the forearm and hip at least once. she said she was returning home from taking her 14-year-old to a dentist's visit yesterday around 6:20 in the evening. >> i came to me. and-- i don't know what
happened. [speaking in native tongue ] >> reporter: now, the dogs police have turned -- turned over this investigation to animal control. i was anible to reach them t his -- unable to reach them this morning. right now it's not clear if the two pit bulls who carried out the attack are spray -- or -- are strays or have an owner. >> thank you, kraig. well, right now, police in oakland continue to search for a fourth suspect tied to a deadly officer-involved shooting. just last hour, ktvu's claudine wong moved to oakland police headquarters to get more information on this search. claudine? >> reporter: good morning, pam, there are still a lot of questions surrounding this chase and the fatal o fficer- vancouvered shooting as well as the -- officer-involved
shooting at this hour. we're hoping to get more information from police at that time. police say marked patrol cars tried to pull over a vehicle. that vehicle was on martin luther king way. they said they wanted to pull that vehicle over. they said they thought it had been involved in a gang-related shooting. there were four people inside the car. one man got away. two were caught and one man was shot and killed by police. we talked to a mother who said that man was -- that man was her 19-year-old son. she says he was changing his life around and has had trouble. >> he was tased in the head, tased in the back.
his finger was cut off. they never pressed any charges or anything. >> reporter: she also says he was home last friday during this alleged gang shooting. what exactly led up to his fatal shooting yesterday, still u nclear. that person haa handgun. he was shot. he was pronounced dead on the scene. police confirm that he was shot multiple times by officers. at this point, we are expecting to get more information on who these suspects are, what exactly led up to the shooting. we have been in contact with police. we are still working to get a better idea about when plan to get information but we'll keep you updated on "mornings on 2." live in oakland, claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >> yesterday's incident is the 6th officer-involved shooting in oakland this year. four of those shootings were fatal. today is decision day in
the richmond gang case i -- gang race. later this morning, seven defendants are going to find out if they will be put on trial for the alleged rape of a 16-year-old girl. now, their lawyers will make final arguments in the pretrial hearing at the:-- at 9:30 this morning. the judge will decide if there's enough evidence to prosecute the suspects for the sexual assault outside a homecoming dance. the judge indicated that a 16- year-old implicated in the case probably won't be tried. if you are just getting up and join us this morning, sal's been following an accident, big accident. is that still affecting traffic? it's a major road. >> that's right. hinepersoaa boulevard. just past that. we have a reporter on the scene. but what we need to know -- what you need to know is it
will be slow there. this is the westbound bay b ridge. it's light. there are no major problems coming in. we expect light traffic to continue all week as we get closer to the holiday, 880 traffic also looks pretty good here, northbound and southbound 880 looking nice. and you heard about that crash we were telling you about on westbound 92 at 101, well, they cleared it. the vehicles are gone. there's no traffic backup whatsoever. sew go alead and feel free to use 92, 101. as you drive on 280, it's also a nice drive up and down the peninsula. let's go to steve. >> pretty picture for you in the morning. took a half hour to get this thing done. a few breaks in the clouds. a few breaks. we'll cloud it up later in the day. there's already been a little bit of rain up towards the north coast. we're in between systems, the tropical clouds have pushed into southern california. a lot of rain. four to eight inches of rain, beverly hills seven inches of
rain. that's a lot of rain for them. it's all or nothing. they are getting hit pretty h ard. you can see the definite break. but the -- but the next system is already starting to spread. there's been a little bit of us, up to lake county and a little bit near the marin coast. just some light showers. 40s. concord/livermore, 43. gilroy's 39. partly cloudy or mostly cloudy skies. some overnight lows have really dipped down into the upper 30s and low 40s especially the santa clara valley. sanjose today starting off mostly cloudy, 49 then we'll go 56 and then 58 on the mild side with cloudy skies. rain won't come in until tonight into tomorrow. this is more typical of a winter system, not the potential for flooding or anything. it will also split coming in on the back side of that, it's going to drive the system and split it. part will go south, part will
go right over us. it will still give us .25 to about 1 inch. today, mostly cloudy, light rain along -- along the coast and in the north bay. for everyone by tonight, the possibility of lightning again. there has been some observed off the coast. now, today aforecast starting off with a little bit of a break or two. mostly cloudy skies. we'll bring some clouds in. very mild, 50 to 55 that rain will come in spreading over the entire area. richmond, 50, 55 petaluma and novato. 57 san leandro. mild temperatures. 58 santa cruz. gilroy only 56 because they are starting off at 39. half moon bay, 56. sanmateo at 56. clouds, light rain. then we cloud it up tonight. a break thursday and friday. if you need to get some shopping done and then rain moves back in on saturday.
>> we're still following breaking news of a very serious crash in san francisco. ktvu's jade hernandez has just arrived at the scene. we're less -- less than 30 minutes ago, emergency crews rescued a man. they actually had to cut him. he was trapped inside the vehicle. so jade, what do you know now? >> reporter: well, we know the man has been taken to the hospital. we can tell you that this scene has drastically changed within the past ten minutes. we can still show you that traffic was slow from here. this accident was reported around 5:20 this morning. two black vehicles veered off the roadway at the 19th street onramp, southbound 280 at j unipera -- junipera serra boulevard. he was taken to the hospital. two others were able to get out of the vehicle safely. can you really only see one of the vehicles
involved in the accident. now, as soon as we get more information from officials we'll pass it along to you. back to you. >> thank you, jade. a poison plot linked to al qaeda. the two places the terror groups were supposed to target and how it could have afifthed millions of americans. and southern california keeps getting pounded by rain. the latest rescue effort u nderway this morning in a f looded canyon. the unscripted moment on broadway that sent a spiderman stuntman to the hospital.
we'll have 0 break today and then we'll see increasing clouds leading to rain tonight taking us in to tomorrow. >> pretty picture, steve. this morning, rescuers are busy searching a flooded southern california canyon for four missing hikers. now, they are using a bulldozer to navigate the rain-swollen area in orange county because this area is just too flooded for other rescue vehicles. southern california has seen record rainfall since friday. thousands down there are without power. the national weather service predicts heavier rains will hit that area tonight and tomorrow. and as we look live up north, well, it's pretty dark out there. but the storm that's dropped more than 5 feet of snow on the highest peaks near lake tahoe is moving on. but more snow is in the forecast for later on today. receipt now, interstate 80 is open with no restrictions but highway 50 is open only to drivers or -- who have chains and snowshowers between myers and twin bridges in el dorado
county. we have a sad story, an u pdate on a story we -- we told you yesterday morning, involving the woman's minivan whose van was in the run river. her body was inside. friends reported her missing sunday morning fearing she had driven off highway 1 and into the river the night before. investigators say alcohol does not appear to be a factor. they are now looking into whether her minivan had any mechanical issues. 7:16. a terror group connected to al qaeda may be looking to attack u.s. food supplies. homeland security officials reportedly uncovered a poison plot aimed at american hotels and restaurants. nicole collins joins us live from washington, d.c. with the latest. >> reporter: dave, those attacks on hotels and restaurants were reportedly supposed to happen in a simultaneous nature over the
course of one weekend. cbs news reports that this plot involved slips ricin or sign identify in -- cry an identify into a -- sighenned a identify. the department of homeland security tell us it does not comment on reports of specific planning and sources say there is no specific intelligence to report this -- to support this claim. meanwhile, eric holder told abc news this morning, he's confident the u.s. will continue to thwart attacks but warn the american people have to be prepared for bad news saying the threat is real and constant. holder said the evolving threat of home-grown terrorism particularly keeps him up at night. he said 50 american citizens have been instated -- indicted on terror-related charges over the past two years.
he says they all have something else in common. it's a connection to this man. this man, an american citizen, believed to be hiding in yemen, his anti-american teachings are online and have been found on the computers of many of those would-be homegrown terrorists. eric holder says he puts him on the list right up there with osama bin laden. >> nicole, does the united states have any idea what to be looking out for? >> reporter: well, i can tell you that a very small dose of these poisons is lethal. 250 milligrams. michael chertoff came out and we heard from experts saying the initial stages of this kind of poisoning look like food p oisoning, very similar. so they believe that's important for the public to know. >> nicole collins reporting live from washington. >> thank you. well, the s.e.c. is now investigating why mark hurd was forced out of his
position as hewlett pack ward's ceo. "the wall street journal" reports the ceo is looking into his expense reports and claims that he gave inside information about the company's acquisition of electronic data systems in 2008. those claims came from and were later retracted by the woman who said hurd sexually harassed her. toyota will pay a record fine to settle an investigation into how it handled safety problems with millions of vehicles. the world's largest automaker has agreed to a nearly $ 32.5 million payment related to the recalls. the u.s. government says toyota did not report safety defects within the five days reported by law. toyota has paid nearly $ 49 million in total fines related to all of the recalls this year. and wells fargo has agreed to change nearly $15,000 mortgages facing foreclosure. the bank did not make the loans but adwyered them when it
bought wachovia saving. it will modify thes loans and forgive some of the debt. iphone users could soon have better wi-fi connections. at&t will spend almost $ 2 billion to buy bandwidth from qualcomm. since iphone users are limited to at&t contracts, at least for now, they only have 3-g connections. at&t arrival, verizon, started offering the 4-g service this month. there are reports it could offer service this month. a stuntman fell 40 feet from a platform and came crashing down on the stage during the "spiderman musical." he was rushed to the hospital. audience members were sent home. the production of the show has
hit this remote area after the first quake. all survivors that they know have have reportedly been pulled out of the rubble. in taiwan, a surveillance camera captured a horrifying crime as it happens. police say sa suicidal driver intentionally ran over four children. right outside of an elementary school. you can see the man tried to set his car on fire. he was burned on his hands and feet. the children between the ages of six and 12 were not seriously hurt. today, san mateo county supervisors will consider a resolution that would urge san francisco mayor gavin newsom to veto a law that would restrict job opportunity for peninsula construction workers. the so-called local higher ordinance was -- was approved b y -- hire ordinance was a pproved last week. it would mandate that san francisco workers make up half of the work force within the city and 70 miles of it.
the mayor has until friday to sign or veto the bill. let's go to sal now because there's a new crash in milpitas. what happened? >> it's a crash, dave and pam, on 237, just past zanker road. we might be able to see it, maybe, if we can get rid of that on the top left real quick. i want to show you -- look how bad that traffic is. the that's horrible. zanker road is just to the left of the top of the screen. you can see traffic is at the top -- you can put the supper back -- super back up, guys. we want to show everybody where they are at. there it is. hey, ken, let's go to the next shot. thank you. see? they listen. northbound and southbound 880, that traffic is moving well. no major problems here. if you are going to the bay bridge toll plaza westbound, the traffic is light. here's another guy that listens to me, it's steve paulson. >> i'm sorry, what were you t
alking about? we have mostly cloudy skies. there are some breaks in the clouds. but a little rain continues. off-and-on rain in napa and lake county and a little bit of rain in santa rosa as well. that system is spinning in. it will get closer. right now to the peninsula south bay, east bay, there are some breaks in the clouds. but by tonight that system will be moving in. you can see the rain just going arock the -- just going along the coast. sanmateo coast and into the north bay. it's starting to pick up in intensity a little bit. 43 concord/livermore. gilroy has dipped to 39 degrees. oakland 49. palo alto is 47. big old low right off p ortland -- eureka. that's giving them some very active weather. that's the system that will come in for us tonight even though it's going to split. we get a mostly cloudy day. light rain to the north. cool and mild. forecasts mid- to upper 50s. and then we'll bring in the r
ain. >> clouds, light rain, then increasing tonight. we'll take that into wednesday and then a dry thursday/friday with rain on saturday. >> reporter: good morning. i'm jade hernandez. a san francisco accident has sent three people to the hospital. it's still affecting traffic right now. we have a live update for you straight ahead. also, plans for a big box store brings out a big crowd in one bay area city. a marathon meeting ended just a few hours ago.
good morning. welcome back. 7:29. we're still following breaking news near the san francisco/daly border. three people were hurt after two vehicles went off the road early this morning. now, jade hernandez is there at the scene right now, where crews spent, jade, more than an hour to try to get a man who was t rapped in one of the vehicles out. good morning, jade. >> reporter: good morning, dave. that man has been rushed to the hospital. we can tell you that this effect is still affecting traffic. i spoke to a police officer here on the scene working it. he told me that they hope to
have this accident cleared in about 30 minutes because you can see as traffic is going by here, traffic is down to one lane. officers are helping to direct traffic. one of our view members drove by and he says the car -- it's smashed. it's pretty damaged from this accident earlier this morning. now, when we arrived, we watched san francisco firefighters extract a man trapped -- tranned from one of the vehicles -- t rapped from one of the vehicles involved in this accident. paramedics rushed the man to the hospital. we know three people were taken to the hospital. police are not giving us much information about what happened. someone reported this accident around 5:20 this morning. two vehicles, a truck and a honda, veered off the roadway here at the 19th avenue o
nramp, southbound 280 at junipera boulevard. you can see it's still affecting traffic. we're gonna try to get some more information and find out exactly what happened during this accident for you a little later on. reporting live, jade hernandez, back to you in the studio. >> thank you, jade. we'll look forward to the u pdate. a warning in san jose to be on the lookout for two pit bulls who attacked a woman right in front of her home. it happened at about 6:00 last night on white sand drive not far from the mall as the woman was trying to get in her car. kraig debro talked to the victim just a little while ago and joins us with an update on the story. good morning, kraig. okay. we're having a problem hearing kraig. we'll check back in with him on that story in just a little bit. meantime, a 5-year-old girl is recovering after being found at the bottom of an outdoor s
wimming pool in windsor. police say she was pulled out of water by her mother. paramedics say she was not breathing when they arrived. but she was on the way tonight hospital. it's believed the little girl's mother wandered away. crews say if she had been in that pool 30 seconds longer, she would be dead. let's try kraig again. kraig? >> reporter: this is the house here on white sand drive. you can see off in the distance some of the evidence of the bloody attack here this morning. we've just spoken to one of the victim's three kids. they were inside at the time at the time the dogs were attacking their mother. susan said she was bitten on the forearm and her hip multiple times. she says she's never seen the
dogs who attacked her and hopes to never see them again. this all happened at 6:20 in the evening. she said she returned to the vehicle to retrieve something she left inside. that's when two put bulls a ttacked. now, english is her second language. have you to listen carefully to what she says. she said she and her kids just returned from a trip to the d entist and said the kids were inside and did not see. >> i take my child to the dentist. >> reporter: how old is your child? >> 14. >> reporter: oh, okay. >> they come inside the house, already. they not see. >> they were rick the d oorbell -- ringing the doorbell aggressively. we saw my mom she was on the ground and she was really hurt. so i was like really scared. >> are you gonna be missing w ork? do you work? >> the only thing that scared the dogs away were the actions of at least one of the neighbors who threw rocks at
the dogs -- at the dogs until they ran off. police say they turned over this investigation to animal control. we've been able to -- we've been unable to reach animal control this morning. we're still trying to get ahold of the neighborhoods who threw the rocks. police describe her injuries as major but they are non-life- threatening and again more attempts to try to talk to the people who came to susan's rescue. reporting live in san jose, kraig debro, ktvu channel 2 n ews. >> thank you. 7:35. a 23-year-old pleasanton man accused of lewd behavior with a disabled girl is behind -- behind bars. michael carr was rested yesterday afternoon following a three-month investigation. he worked as a drive he for the girl's family. police say the girl was not sexually molested. they don't believe there are any more victims but they are asking anyone with information about car to contact the police. -- about carr to contact the
police. this suspect, 58-year-old, gregory elarms of pittsburg, was reportedly a childhood friend of the man he's accused of m urdering it was six month ago that david lewis was gunned d own. police arrested him on sunday saying the suspect was telling him he had relevant information about the case. >> we believe that greg elarms acting alone with a motive that's still unclear gunned down mr. david lewis in the parking lot of the hillsdale mall on that june evening. >> san mateo's police chief would not confirm if elarms confessed to the crime but says they have solid evidence to believe they have their man. well, holiday travelers should expect delays again t oday. stormy weather here at home and across the country has resulted in dozens of flight delays and even some cancellations. last night, the delays at sfo were one to two hours.
124,000 people are expected to pass through the airport today that's up 25,000 more than a typical winter day. according to triple-a more than 11.6 million californians will travel leading up to christmas and through new year's. well, british prime m inister, david cameron, has promised that the second runway at heathrow's airport will open within a few hours. he also offered military assistance to help clear delays. thousands of people in europe are struggling to get home as snow and ice has disrupted travel for the fourth day in a row. snowied a -- snowy conditions could lead to tighter restrictions by the european union. there's still no decision about a controversial plan to build a target superrerstar in san rafael. now, it's proposed to be built right next to the home depot at
the shoreline center off kerner boulevard. the city was supposed to vote on the proposal last night. supporters say the new target will create jobs. but critics say the store will hurt small businesses but a ccording to patch.com, the m eeting stretched well into the night and still there's no decision. >> we've got so many here already. >> i'm not swayed by cheap prices. i don't go to target, don't go to walmart. >> it's gonna bring some jobs. they need cashiers, they need stock people and if it's just a blank piece of land. >> residents are collecting signatures if that plan is approved by the city. sal has an update. it's pretty busy out there in thorn -- this morning? >> yes. i think we have a little bit of a break, a lot of the schools are now -- are not in session.
sanfrancisco state is not, for example. you can see the police evidence taking pictures. southbound junipera boulevard office, a lot of people know this -- technically it's j unipera. there is the very busy i ntersection. as people make that turn from southbound 19th avenue onto junipera, they are down to one lane. crews are there. they told our reporter they will be out there for the next half hour. again, normally it's a lot busier through here. we caught a little bit of a break. but the police are doing an investigation. the motorcycle officers handle all investigations. three people have been sent to the hospital as a result of the accident. let's take a look at the bay bridge. it's light as we continue to get closer to saturday which is christmas. you will see that people are not gonna be going to work. they will be at the malls but they won't be going to work. this is a look at 237, injury
crash at zanker, traffic is at at standstill. they are make progress but still very slow. if you take 237. today, i think the mon nag expressway might be a better idea. what what do we have here? that's southwest flight 27. it's on its way to san diego and it's on time. so there you go. under mostly cloudy skies. a little bit of a break today, the pattern is changing we're getting back into more typical winter-like systems. the tropical clouds and potential for heavy rain has moved into southern california. that's where it is. in fact, four to eight inches of rain. beverly hills has had seven inches of rain, our system is here. it's already spending some clouds, rain up to the north. it's going to be one of those days where the north bay will be in line for more clouds. there's already been some stretching into marin county, napa county and a littleby.
petaluma has had some drizzle. santarosa some light rain. heading north, you will find some. the main front is still o ffshore. our current temperatures are cool. 40s for some. sanjose, our target forecast start off and 49. we'll go 56 and then 58. a little bit of a south wind. rain should not make it there until late tonight, maybe overnight into tomorrow. but we're seeing the system coming in. it's going to split. but it's produced a little bit of -- well, lightning strikes off the coast. we'll have to mention that for tonight. you can see there's not a lot u pstream. therein lies the break for thursday and friday as -- friday as the system carves itself out. light rain, mainly along the coast and also in the north bay. tonight the system comes in and we'll see rain spreading south. this is a normal winter-like system. you can see the front is here. all right? this is just a forecast
projection. so the timing may be off a little bit. but to the north you can see the rain and then also along the coast. by this evening, the rain is beginning to move in and snow starts to fall up in the sierra. rain starts to cover the entire area. the yellow would be the h eaviest. that's over us by 10:00. you can tune in with bill martin tonightant have an update on that -- tonight and have an u pdate on that. there will still be rain but we'll be on the brighter side by noon tomorrow and we'll see improving conditions as we head into thursday and friday. there could still be some l ingering showers up in the north bay as we head into thursday and friday. the next system for saturday is brewing off the coast. that will be here and looks strong he. today, clouds and then rain comes in tonight. your forecast, mostly cloudy skies but a few breaks. 42 to 50 on the lows. by noon we'll cloud it up, 50 to 55. by this evening, the rain starts to come in. 54 to 58. so clearlake only 48 for a high.
welcome back to "mornings on 2." taking a live look at the big board, the dow don't up 43 p oint -- dow jones up 43 points. live look at the big board. it's 11,521. the bay area's adobe system stock up about $2 a share and helping other technology stocks this morning after reporting a very good forecast. controversial new rules governing access to the internet could soon take effect. the so-called net neutrality rules are expected to be a pproved by the fcc today. it would essentially keep h igh- speed internet companies from slowing down websites such as those belonging to c ompetitors or speeding up those from high- paying clients. if the plan passes today as expected, it could go to congress for final approval. if you get a social security check, you won't be getting it by mail much longer.
that's because social security security payments are going paperless. new recipients will have to accept paperless payments s tarted by -- starting by may 1st of next year and that's expected to save taxpayers $ 1 billion over the next ten years. in about 15 minutes from right now, the u.s. census bureau will release the report on the state population totals. california may end up losing a representative in congress. alison burns is live in our washington, d.c. bureau with more. allisonson? >> reporter: good morning allisonson? >> reporter: remember all of those ads telling you it's so important to fill out the census forms? now they will change how the 443 seats in the u.s. house of representatives are allocated. we talked to the head of a prominent firm here called
election data services. he says california's population boom has slowed over the last few years. that could mean one less seat in congress and one less vote in the 2012 presidential election. >> california had been gaining seats for a number of years. eight seats one decade, seven seats another decade. now for the very first time we may see california not only not gaining a seat but maybe even losing a seat. right now, california has 53 congressional districts that -- and that's more than any other state. in all, eight states are e xpected to gain congressional seats and most of them are republican-leaning states. reporting live from washington, d.c., alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, alison. 7:48. a virginia lawmaker plans to introduce legislation that he says will -- are desteined to keep guys and lesbianssh --
lesbians from serving in the national guard. he says le do this until -- he says he will do this next year. >> you have ground troops most adamantly against this. this will distract them from dealing with an enemy across the field. >> his idea is already causing some controversy. several equal rights groups are speaking out against his comments. the largest study of a popular herbal remedy may not settle any questions. researchers at the university of wisconsin reporting that people who took echinacea took a placebo. the people who took echinacea reported feeling better a few
hours earlier than the other patients. california health officials say few you he -- fewer people are lighting up nationwide but progress to cut down on smoking is larger in one a bay area c ity. in 2008, 2% lower smokers and a 50% reduction since 1985. they also released county numbers and the rate is 13.5%, while santa clara county is just 8%, alameda county has 10% smokers. well, two months after r oseville's westfield mall was closed down because of a devastating fire there shoppers again had to evacuate. that's because of a flash mob event. this one here, the sacramento coral society promoted this on the internet. it attracted too many people to the mall yesterday. about 5,000 people packed inside the mall. they say they can actually hear noises like pops and creaking
in the walls and like the foundation might be falling apart. the coral society decided they would move their sedging o utdoors. basketball star shaquille o'neal can add something new to his list of accomplishments. look at shaq. the boston celtic center c onducted the famous boston pops orchestra for three songs last night. he's the first nba player to take the stage at boston's symphony hall. he was very reserved at first but then he got in to that. >> where did you find that. >> i love shaq. >> that's shaq alicious. a plan for more eyes in the skies.
welcome back. a citizen group in oakland is asking for donations to help pay for more security cameras around chinatown. oakland police have recommended adding cameras a the -- cameras at the lincoln square recreation center. cameras went up around 8th street last year and have been helpful in cracking down on street crimes. the asian advisory council is leading the effort. they say they need $20,,000 to cover the cost of a dozen c ameras. a plan to restore the giant hangar 1 at moffett field appears to be in jeopardy. that's because a portion of the funding has become lost. nasa announced last month it would spend $20 million to restore it but was counting on an addish nal $8 million -- additional $8 million.
it's still up clear if the project will be completed. the doyle drive project is underway. today's "examiner" reports that one state agency fears the current plan relies too much on private contractors and -- and that could put taxpayers at risk for a costly lawsuit. well, governor-elect jerry brown and his wife have a new place to call home. jerry brown has decided to went a one bedroom loft right here within easy walking distance to the state capital. a spokesperson says they are renting the loft at the -- dash at the city -- at the city's light life. let's check on sal and traffic. >> 237 crash, the crash at tanker -- at zanker road.
they've cleared it. it was there for a while and traffic is still recovering. that's a natural choke point near zanker. it will take a while for this to unwind on 237. you might want to use mon nag expressway as an alternative. this morning's commute looks good if you are driving on northbound 101 approaching the 80 split but it's a little bit windy. let's go to steve. >> it is a little windy. we're getting a southeasterly breeze. for some it will be windy for others, not bad. cloudy to mostly cloudy skies. tropical moisture has moved south waiting for a good o ld- fashioned cold front to come in. we'll get some rain out this. right now most everything is o ffshore. there is been very light rain in the north bay. there's more on the way.
some of the projections here taking us through this evening, now the rain will start to pick up as we get to about the noon hour in the north bay and then we'll see anywhere from a couple 100ths to a few inches. farther east you go, not as m uch. sanjose, only .25. 40s to 50. that 50 is at san jose state. there's our system coming in. again, part of it is going to southern california. part of it is going north. today, mostly cloudy in the morning. 40s to near 50. we start to cloud it up pretty fast. by noon it will be cloudy. on the mild side for some but cool to the north and that rain starts to fall tonight and takes us into tomorrow morning. so 50s, mid-50s for almost everybody. a little warmer towards san j ose. santacruz also at 58. clouds today, light rain turns into more moderate rain into early wednesday. we kick it out wednesday afternoon. thursday is a break.
>> reporter: i'm jade hernandez. we're live on the be skoon of developing news. a -- we're live on the scene of an accident. a san jose woman survives a vicious attack by two pit bulls. a horrific bay area crime that shocked the nation. a crucial decision could now be just hours away. also a poison plot linked to al qaeda is uncovered. this could have affected millions of americans. the second hour of "mornings on 2" begins right now. we start in san francisco
where police are clearing the scene of a crash. ktvu's jade hernandez is near 19th and juniper raw where he investigators had to use the j aws of life to remove one man. >> reporter: yeah. that man was taken to the hospital -- taken to the hospital. he may have two broken legs. traffic is down to one leg r ight -- right here through this interchange. i talked to the police department and they yip dated m e. police hoped to have the accident cleared out by now. but it's taking more time to finish up the work out here and get the vehicles towed away. you can see this accident is still affecting the commute this morning here in san francisco. traffic down to one lane and even an officer directing traffic passed the accident. let me explain what the officer told us led to the traffic d elay. someone reported this accident around 5:30 a.m., a 1996 gmc
was headed south on juneny a serra boulevard and somehow the gmc side wiped another honda. both vehicles veered off the roadway and hit a -- and hit a tree. firefighters had to use the jaws of live to -- of life to remove a man. he was alone in the car. he may have broken both of his legs which may have been the reason he could not get out of had us vehicle. paramedics rushed that man to the hospital. the gnc had a driver and one passenger inside. the passenger was a woman and both were taken to the hospital to be treated for minors j -- minor injuries. this accident is still affecting traffic. as i mentioned, police are still trying to figure out what may have caused the accident. at this point we don't know if the two vehicles were speeding but we do know this is all under investigation at this point, we'll keep you posted. reporting live, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >> okay, jade. thank you. 8:02. well, two pit bulldogs that
attacked a woman in san jose are still out there on the loose this morning. just two hours ago, kraig debro talked to the woman who was attacked. kraig is back now joining us live to tell us what she had to say. good morning, kraig. >> reporter: good morning, dave. the woman like some other people around here wonder where the pit bulls are. the attack took place on white sand drive in east san jose. you see the maroon mazda? around where that back tire is on the right-hand side there's evidence of the bloody attack and the woman was attacked there right in her own driveway. we spoke to one of the victims' mother. the kids were inside when the attack happened already. susan said she was bitten on the forearm and hip at least one time. she said -- she said she's never seen the dog who attacked her. it happened around 6:20 in the evening yesterday. she said she was returning to
her vehicle. that's when two pit bulls a ttacked her. she said she and her kids had just returned to the dentist. the kids were inside the home and did not see the attack. >> by me here. i cannot go up to the car and i want to run up to the house. >> we were on the computer in my room. we were hearing these weird noises the we didn't know what they were. >> reporter: are you gonna be missing work? now, i've spoken to a lot of neighbors and the neighbors basically intervened in the attack and scared the dogs away the only reason the dogs -- they threw rocks at the dogs and s topped their attacks and ran off. we've not been able to get ahold of animal control all morning lock. they are still looking for
these two gray full-bred pit bulls. she had some major injuries that she's going to have to recover from. it's going to ache a little while. she said she may have to go back to a specialist to attend to the injuries. reporting live in san jose, kraig debro, ktvu channel 2 n ews. >> hopefully they can find those dogs. thank you for the update. a man is now fighting for his life this morning, after being shot in the head and moved -- shoved from a car in antioch. police found the victim, a man in his 20s lying on the street at about 5:15 last night. the victim apparently went to the area to meet a group of people. police say he got into the suspect's car, was shot and then pushed out of the car before the suspect sped away. the victim is now in critical condition and police are s earching for several suspects. now, their car is described as a 1990s model dark green ford escort with two doors. police are also investigating the victim's relationship to
the suspects. if you have any information, please call antioch police. well, today, is decision day in the richmond gang rape case. this morning, seven defendants are expected to find out if they will be put on trial for the alleged rape of a 16-year- old girl at richmond high school. their attorneys will make final arguments in the pry trial h earing in about a half -- in about an hour and a half. the judge is then expected to zee side if there is enough evidence to prosecute the seven suspects for the sexual assault outside a homecoming dance last year. the judge has indicated that a 15-year-old implicated in the -- 15-year-old implicated in the case probably won't be tried. gavin newsom is expected to announce this morning that the power plant in potrero hill will be shut down on january 1st. it's the mirin plant. it's been called one of the dirtiest plants in california. a transbay cable running from
pittsburg to san francisco was installed this year. now, neighbors have fought for more than ten years to shut down that 45-year-old plant c omplaining about its pollution. meantime, a cement plant in cupertino is also the target of complaints. neighbors accuse this plant on stevens creek boulevard of releasing potentially harmful amounts of mercury. they say the plant doesn't belong in an area that includes homes, schools and parks. the neighbors are asking santa clara county supervisors not to approve a permit application that would allow the plant to keep operating for another 20 years. the operators of the plant say theirer mercury discharges are closely monitored and are well below the threshold considered unsafe. 8:07. we've been talking about accidents. but there's also weather a ffecting -- is it windy on the bay bridge, sal? >> it is. ey've issued a wind advisory for the bridge. is. it's also windy in san
francisco and if you drive a small car you should be aware that you are not suddenly in the next lane. let's go out to the toll plaza, there is not a big backup. today has not been a typical commute day. as we start getting closer to the end of the week and the holiday, you will see fewer and fewer people doing interest dish nal work. let's take a look at the commute on 880 northbound and s outhbound. this morning's commute still a felted by an earlier crash on 237 at spanker. the roadway is clear but they still have cars still on the shoulder. what they thought was gonna be a light commute isn't. steve? >> yes. >> some people uploaded some cool eclipse photos at ktvu.com. >> i saw you just tweeted that. >> yes. >> if you have any weather information tweet me. we're waiting for the next system to come in but this one
is typical of what we get in the winter time. quick forecast shows mostly cloudy skies, light rain already has been -- there's been off and on light rain. then we get a break before one more system comes in on christmas day. napa county still picking up rain. one forecast model rainfall projection between now and tonight puts the most where you would expect it to be in the north bay and santa cruz mountains. ben lomond almost an inch of a rain -- almost an inch of rain.
49, san jose. 49, oakland. 49, san francisco. there's your trifecta. today, mostly cloudy, light r ape, clouds thickening up on the coast and then the rain starting to fall along the coast in the north bay. by tonight, it starts to move i n. that means rain for everybody. possibility of some lightning, possibility, there have been some reports already off eureka and crescent city. today, mostly cloudy in the morning. 40s and 50s. -- 40s and 50s.
rain moves in tonight to wednesday, a break t hursday/friday. one more system on christmas d ay. this one looks stronger. just a call of hours ago a lot of people were closely w atching the sky because something very rare was h appening. we have had a total lunar ellipse on the same day as the winter solstice for the first time in more than 300 years. >> we're not really sure what the eclipse is but we just thought it would be kind of cool to see it. >> that's kind of cool. >> a total lunar ellipse happens when the earth passes -- casts its shadow on the full
moon. it will happen again in about six month. you won't be able to see it from north america. the next winter ellipse during the winter solstice might not happen again for another c entury. well, the search -- well, the search continues for four missing hikers in a flooded southern california canyon. plus, the areas that will be the hardest hit by another round of rain font. e earsin
a little bit of sun this morning. not a lot. but a little bit. scattered showersk mostly cloudy. temperatures in the 40s, we'll independent up -- end up with mostly cloudy skies. highs to be will be in the coming up ir50s. >> well, four likers -- hikers are missing in a flooded southern california canyon this morning. rescuers are using a bulldozer to navigate the area in orange county because the area is too flooded for other rescue vehicles. southern california has scene record rainfall since friday. thousands are still without power. the national weather service predicts heavier rains will hit the area tonight and tomorrow. some mountain areas could see up to 10 inches. that's normally what they get in a year. the storm that's dropped more than 5 feet of snow near lake tahoe, but more snow is
forecast for later today. right now, interstate 80 is open with no restrictions. but highway 50 is open to d rivers using -- 8:15. the highway patrol is investigating whether mechanical failure is to blame in a tragic car accident in sonoma county that killed a southern california woman. the woman's many van was pulled out of the russian river last night and investigators say her body was still inside. friends of 62-year-old phyllis bin reported her missing sunday morning fearing she had driven off highway 1 and into the river the night before. investigators say alcohol does not appear to be a factor. a terror group linked to al qaeda may be looking to attack u.s. flood supplies. homeland security officials reportedly uncovered a poison plot aimed at american hotels and restaurants. nicole comlins joins us from washington, d.c -- nicole collings joins us from washington, d.c.
>> reporter: good morning, the u.s. government and hospitality department are on alert. the plot allegedly involved p lots slipping rice and cyanide into restaurants. the department of homeland security tell us it does not comment on the reports of specific terrorists planning and sources say there's no specific intelligence to support this particular claim but al qaeda propaganda online does advocate small frequent attacks in an effort to affect an already struggling economy. today, eric holder told abc news he's confident the u.s. will continue to thwart attacks but warned the american people have to be prepared for bad news s aying the threat is real and constant. holder said the evolving threat
of momentgreen trim particularly keeps him up at night -- of h omegrown terrorism particularly keeps him up at night. this man is an american citizen himself and is believed to be hiding in yemen. now, his teachings and rightings are -- writings are available on line. holder also says he puts him on a list of people that worry sim most right alongside of osama bin laden. back to you. >> thank you for that. wikileaks' found -- founder is complaining he's the victim of a media link. he says someone leaked a the police report from sweden. over the weekend --
>> there was talk of forcibly spreading her legs, holding her down -- >> come on. come on. >> assange ended the interview and called the reportary tabloid schmuck. this is the second interview he's walked out on. he ended a cnn interview. you can see where the reporter asked him about sexual contact. the wall street journal says the scc is looking into mark hurd's expense reports and about giving the company's inside information back in 2008. the claims came from and were traitor -- were later restricted by a woman said hurd sexually a raged her. well, toyota will pay a record fine to settle an investigation into -- into how it handled the safety problems
into millions of its vehicles. the world's largest automaker has agreed to a $32.5 million payment related to recalls. the u.s. government says toyota did not report safety defects within the five days required by law. toyota has paid almost $ 49 million in total fines related to all of its recalls in the last year. and wells fargo has agreed to changes in nearly 15,000 mortgages on california homes facing foreclosure. the bank which did not make the loans but acquired them would have bought wachovia and at world savings will modify the land and forgive some of the debt. it will also pay $12,000 people who had their homes foreclosed on. the average of the payments will be $2600. a stunt man fell 30 feet from a platform and came c rashing down during a preview performance. the stuntman was rushed to the hospital last night.
in taiwan a surveillance captured this, a suicide driver intentionally ran over four little kids outside of an elementary school in tie paw and then tried -- taipei and then tried to set his car on fire. those little children, ages 6 and 12. they were not serious hurt in this. swiss drug company novares is moving one of its divisions to the east bay. it will shift its infectious disease unit to emeryville where it already has a research department. that working group has positions but it's unclear how many of those positions will be
moved. well, today, san mateo county supervisors will consider a resolution that would urge san francisco's mayor gavin newsom to veto a law that would restrict job opportunities for peninsula construction workers. it's the so-called local hire ordinance approved last week by san francisco supervisors. it would eventually mandate that san franciscans make up at least half of the work force of all of the city-funned construction jobs -- funded construction jobs in the city. sal's been checking the bridges because we've heard that they are windy. some them are windy. >> reporter: still windy on the bay bridge. the traffic is lighter, definitely op this week a pproaching the holiday. we're doing pretty well as you can see the back up here on westbound 8 eye, which is usually -- which is usually big on this day is not bad at all. richmond and san mateo bridge
looking good. the traffic itself looks good. we do have -- well, we're back into a more normal pattern which means we'll have s ystems -- we'll have systems coming in. that's moved well south. it's in southern california. >> it looks like it will stay there. we're in between systems. you can see -- you can see all of that moisture. for us we're in between the next system coming in. it won't do too much you. there's been .10 to 1 inch. 40s, though. it's cool, there were some breaks, sun breaks. the system coming in will split, part go into southern c alifornia. we'll see. the north bay will get -- will get more out of this but after that light rain, cool to mild, mostly cloudy today. 54 to 59. that 59 down in santa clara county down near cupertino. 56 hayward, 54 napa fairfield up towards lake county. a lot of cold air there.
pleasanton 57. losgatos, 57 and san jose at 58. light rain moves in tonight. we'll take it into wednesday morning. we do see a break thursday and friday. it looks like a stronger system. more like a winter cold system op saturday. pamela? >> thank you. in sonoma county, it was a close call for a 5-year-old girl after had her mom step aid way for just seconds -- stepped away for just seconds. >> reporter: two suspects are in custody. one is at large and one is dead. when we expect to get more information on yesterday's chase and fatal police shooting.
welcome back. cries have just pulled the car out from an enbasicalliment after an early-morning crash in san francisco. one person had to be rescued from that car using the jaws of life. ktvu's jade hernandez is out there at 19th avenue this morning. jade? >> reporter: yes. this has been a developing story all morning. there are officers around. traffic is down to one lane. at the bottom of this hour, we can also pass along to you u pdated information from sergeant troy dangerfield with the san francisco police department. he says someone reported this accident around 5:30 this morning. a 1996 gmc was headed southbound on junipero serro boulevard and 19th avenue.
somehow the gmc sideswiped another honda -- honda. both vehicles veered off the road and hit a tree. firefighters had to use the jaws of life to extract the driver of the honda out of his car. he was the only one inside. police are still trying to figure out what may have caused this accident. we don't know if the two vehicles were speeding. we do know this is under investigation. we've learned that they hope to have the vehicles involved in the accident, towed aand the -- and accident cleared up. back to you. >> thank you. right now, police in oakland are still out there searching for a fourth suspect tied to a deadly officer-
involved s hooting. ktvu's claudine wong is outside the oakland police headquarters now. she's back with us live with the very latest on this. good morning, claudine. >> reporter: good morning, dave. yes, that search is still o ngoing. we are expecting a press conference sometime this morning where we expect to get more details about the chase that led up to this fatal police s hooting. what we know at this point is that two suspects are in c ustody, one is at large and one is dead. all four suspects -- all four suspects crashed into a house yesterday afternoon. now, police say marked patrol cars tried to stop that car on martin luther king, junior way because they thought it was involved in a gang-related s hooting last friday in west oakland. the driver sped away, got on the freeway and back on the stresses before crashing into the house. of the four suspects, one man
got away. one was shot. >> i know he was trying. i know he was. he was hanging out with me. any young man hanging out with his mom is trying to change. >> reporter: now, the exact details of what led up to the shooting yesterday are still u nclear but police have said he was armed at the time he was shot. >> that person did have a handgun and he was shot. he was pronounced dead on the scene. >> reporter: police have confirm ed was shot multiple times. again, a lot of developments expected today with these two suspects in qud. one still at large and a press conference expected for this morning, we do expect to learn more about all four of the suspects as well as the details about what led up to the s heeting. what led police to pull their weapons and fire them. certainly this is a story we're gonna continue to follow for
you throughout the day. live here in oakland, claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >> and by the way, yesterday's incident is the 6th o fficer- involved shooting in oakland this year. four of the shootings were f atal. a -- well, a 5-year-old girl is recovering after being found at the bottom of a swimming al -- swilling pool in windsor. police say she was pulled out of the water by her mother yesterday afternoon. paramedics were able to revive her on the way to the o. it's believed that the mother left the girl alone at the pool for a few minutes. crews say if she had been in the water 30 more seconds, the o utcome may have been much w orse.
the man accused of killing a community activist in the parking lot of san mateo's h illsdale shopping center last summer is due in court this morning. that suspect of pittsburg was reportedly a childhood friend of the man he's accused of killing. it was six months ago that a nti-drug community activist david lewis was gunned down. police arrested him sunday after the suspect told him he had real vent -- relevant information about the case. if you are headed to the airport today, be prepared for large crowds and possibly d elays. there is a ground delay program in effect for arriving flights right now at sfo. the average delay is about 78 minutes. now, die parting flights could also be delayed, particularly ones headed to the midwest. 124,000 people are expected to pass through sfo today. that's up 25,000 from a typical winter day. european officials say this morning that the continent's
failure to keep flights operating in winter weather is unacceptable. thousands people in europe are struggling to get home as snow and ice have disrupted travel for the fourth day. london's heathrow airport will not be restored until thursday. 8:35. despite a late-night meeting that ended this morning there's still no decision about a controversial plan to build a target superstore in san rafael. the one idea calls for it to be built next to the home depot off kerner boulevard. the city council will suppose -- is was supposed to vote on the proposal last night.
it's gonna be bring jocks. they need cashier and stock people. >> we, the group called keep it local san -- san rafael is collecting signatures to force a referendum on the matter. well, winter officially begins -- we have some neat pictures coming up in a minute but first let's go to sal. how is traffic, sal? >> pam, are you trying to forget me? >> i was. i'm very seeks itsed -- excited. [ laughter ] >> good morning, everybody. i like to give pam a little grief every once in a while. traffic is moving along well in the bay area. we do have a lot of -- have a look at these things. the toll plaza looks good. i want to mention we still have the crash on junipero serro boulevard southbound just past 19th avenue. they still have the two lanes blocked. it looks like they are getting ready to open it up. but this has been this way
since about 5:30 this morning. >> on the peninsula, highway 101, a little windy out there. be careful. if you are driving through the acceptsors, they are not picking up a lot of roadway traffic. mostly cloudy, a couple of sunbreaks. the torrential rain is down in southern california. some of the totals are at the top of -- mostly, there's about 3 to 6 feet at tahoe.
but mammoth has taken the cake as far as the most. so far the rain is staying m ostly offshore but there's been light shower activity up in the north bay. things seem to be quieter. this is a weaker system. it's more typical of a w inter- like system but it will come in this evening, take us tonight into tomorrow. ben lomond an inch of rain. .50 to maybe an inch up in the north bay. about .30 to .25 as you head towards the santa clara county. decent system but nothing to worry about. 40s for everything. 409 seems to be popular. the heavy rain down in southern california continues for them. for us, this system is gonna split. see how that is splitting? part will go southern c alifornia, this will swing 234. on the back side, things are a lot quieter than last week.
today rain mainly hugging the coast. by tonight that system pushes i n. certainly in the north bay and along the coast more lane -- rain. 42 to 50 on the lows, although gilroy did come in at 39. by this evening we'll bring the rain in. not before we see highs in the upper 50s towards the santa clara valley. >> a little bit of a southerly breeze should actually give you more of a mild feel. cloudy with rain. we clear it out. thursday, friday a break. it looks like a cold system comes in on saturday. pam and dave? >> thank you, steve. winter does officially begin later today. at the san francisco zoo, the polar bears are celebrating with snow. take a look right now.
the san francisco ice company donated ten tons of manufactured snow. we're taking a live look this morning. they've already sprayed some of that snow there in the polar bear exhibit. the bears were showered with gifts and edible treats. they actually have gifts to the animals every day now through january 2nd. different street force the animals. healthy and -- treats for the animals. healthy and natural for them. if you would like to see the zoo it opens up at 10:00 a.m. they also have real reindeer there. really? >> yeah. >> it's worth it. >> i want to go. >> it's worth it. would you believe we have a second royal wedding being p lanned and with royal weddings come royal profit. how much cash will the weddings pull in? and the results are in for the 2010 census count. we're learning more information about how it might impact california.
there she is. this happened last night not far from the east ridge mall. a neighbor was able to throw rocks at them and chase the dogs away. the woman's injuries have not considered life-threatening -- are not considered life- threatening. it's decision day in the richmond gang rape case. this morning a judge is expected to decide if there is enough evidence to prosecute seven defendants accused of raping a 16-year-old girl at richmond high school last year. and the u.s. department of homeland security has reportedly uncovered an al qaeda plot that involves poison here in the united states. homeland security reportedly found out about a plot to poison the salad bars and buffets at american hotels and ands. well, the u.s. census bureau has just released its ten-year look at the nation's population. it's history-making for california. here's alison burns with more.
>> reporter: mom good morning. the census -- good morning. the census bureau has announced the population in the united states. 308, 745, 538. >> reporter: the u.s. population has grown the slowest since the great depression. the count changes how the 335 streets in the u.s. house of representatives are allocated. came's growth has slowed in re- - came's growth has slowed in recent years and for -- california agree has grow slowed in recent years. eight states will get seats. reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, allison. well, controversial new r ules governing access to the internet could soon take
effect. the so-called net neutrality rules are expected to be a pproved by the scc today. it would essentially keep h igh- speed net companies from slowing down internet -- slowing down websites. if you get a social security check it won't be in the mail much longer. social security payments are going paperless. new social security recipients will have to accept paperless payments starting may first of next year and those already on social security will have until march of 2013 to make the switch to either direct deposit or a debit card. that's expected to save taxpayers $1 billion over the next ten years. california health officials say fewer people are lighting up around the state but progress to cut down on smoke something a lot slower. the state department of public health says 13.1% of adults
were smokers in 2009. that's .2% lower than the year before. more than a 50% reduction from 1985. now, they also reduced -- released county numbers. in san francisco, the rate is relatively high. 13.5% while santa clara county is just 8% in alameda, 10% of the residents there smoke. well, two months after r oseville's westfield mall was closed because of a devastating fire, shoppers were again forced to evacuate. that's because of a flash mob event by the sacramento coral society. it was pro noted on the i nternet. it drew too many people in the mall firefighters could hear cracks to that sounded like the foundation may have been f alling. you have to see this. basketball car shaquille o'neal can now add something new to
his list of accomplishments. boston celtics' center is the first to take the stage at boston's symphony hall. well, there will be yet another royal wedding in b ritain. the announcement came this morning from buckingham palace and zara phillips will marry her long-time boyfriend, mike t endle. so far they haven't set a date yet. and with that royal wedding comes royal merchandise. souvenirs. among the first items for sale, white bone china. the design features prince william and his future wife's initials intertwined all through that. the couple gave their personal consent to the design earlier this month so they can go ahead and be rushed to the market. all of the profits we're told
from the sale go to the upkeep of the art collection. analysts think this could bring in more than $60 million. my goodness. >> yeah. >> it's a billion-dollar p roject, there are some big questions, though, surrounding who was involved in the b uilding, the new doyle drive. santa could be riding in style and i mean in style this christmas. what carmakers are doing to give santa some new wheels.
a plan to restore the headache a -- hangar one at moffett field may be in j eopardy. that's because a portion of the funding has been lost. nasa announced last month it would spend $20 million to restore it. but they were also counting on an extra $8 million in congressional spending in that bill. that bill was killed in congress last week. still not clear how or if the money will be replaced to finish the project. and some new questions surround the billion-dollar project to build a new doyle drive. that project is well underway in the presidio to replace the main road connecting san francisco to the golden gate bridge. today's "examiner" reports one state agency was worried that the current plan relies too much on private coractors and that could put taxpayers at risk in the event of ap
expensive lawsuit or some other problem. a citizens group in oakland is asking for donations to help pay for more security cameras in chinatown. oakland police have recommended add adding cameras -- adding cameras at the lincoln center. they need $20,000 to cover the cost of a dozen cameras. well, whole forward market is recalling cheese sold here in california as well as in nevada, washington state, and washington, d.c. it may be contaminated with the e. coli bacteria. now, the cheese was cut in p acking as -- in packages sold with the whole foods market scale menu. some also say sally jacket products. this includes cow, goat and cheese nut -- if you have the following
cheeses contact the store -- is you -- if you still haven't shipped the holiday p ackages there's still time to get them to the right place for christmas. today is the last day for priority mail if you are looking for delivery by christmas day. tomorrow is the recommended deadline for express mail and the post office says yesterday was the busiest mailing day of the e-mail season. for the 55th year if norad will help track santa as he makes his way around the world this christmas eve. and car dealers have come up with some denies for the h igh- power sleighs to slow on -- to show on the site. the santa cracking -- santa tracking website will be available on decembering this. we're gonna post link to the sleighs and the tracking website on our website, ktvu.com under web links. today is also ticket 2s day and bud one viewer will win a
two-night state at the flat lynn spa in reno. that includes two ski lift tickets. to enter go to ktvu.com before midnight tonight, scroll down to the ktvu right now tab and put in the see vet word "powder" and good luck. >> we have had some powder up in the mountains. all right, sal. we understand -- lighter than usual, moot out? is seems a lot of people have the week off, don't they? >> that's right. if you are going up to the sierra, brick your chains. know how to put them on. you will save yourself time a nding a aggravation. you still will need the chains up to 80. you can figure out a place to buy them or rent them on the w ay. westbound highway 4 looks pretty good. it's lighter than usual on many commutes. moving along to the bay
bridge toll plaza, that's not been the same commute. we're expecting it not to really be the same heavy commute until after the new year. sanfrancisco northbound 101 looks okay. a little bit windy out there. now, steve says it might rain on christmas. >> it will rain on christmas, sal. >> it's going to rain tonight and tomorrow. it will. >> not allegedly. >> it will. tonight we'll have ray. we take it into wednesday. we have a break for thursday and friday and the system coming in on saturday. these are not the -- problem systems like rethey -- like they are getting in southern california. these are just more rainers and then it's out of here. we're into the expecting any problems with that. mammoth, 100 to 162 inches of snow since this all started. people don't realize you've been talking about 8 to 10 inches in one storm. a lot of those people get it in a year. >> amazing. >> officially winter at what
time? >> 3:38. >> but right now it's winter at the zoo. look. i think the polar bears' names are pekaa and ul? >> like the hotel? >> be quiet over there, steve. >> he's seconding hawaii. this is the zoo. they are getting a little gift of snow today. there's also a real reindeer at the zoo. animals all get gifts. we can go now. thanks for watching. >> bye.
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