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good morning. thank you for joining us. it's tuesday january 18th. i'm pam cook. >> and good morning. i'm dave clark. let's check your weather and trafficment here's steve. all right. pam and dave, thank you. we have some breaks in the fog. there's still plenty out there but not nearly the coverage we saw yesterday at this time. a little east-northeast wind could still make it difficult for areas like antioch and fairfield and brentwood and vacaville to vallejo, maybe even napa. santa rosa 64. it's just a tough call. get the sun and you'll be a bit warmer today. here's sal. steve, right now on the golden gate bridge fog free if you're driving into southern marin county it looks good heading to the toll plaza. also this morning we're looking at san francisco northbound 101. that's also clear of fog. at 5:00 let's go back to the desk. sal, thank you. san jose police are busy investigating an overnight drive by shooting that left one man dead. kraig debro is live now with details on what happened. good morning, kraig. >> reporter: good morning, dave.
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crime scene investigators are on scene here at the sunset gardens plaza. you can see the crime scene van is on the scene here. police have cornered off this whole parking lot here while they investigate. this all happened around 11:00 last night. police got a call here of a shooting. the shooting appears to have happened in front of a store. the 20-year-old victim they found in the parking lot suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and dead on the scene. police say that witnesses told them that a car sped off right after the shooting. they didn't tell me if they had a description of the car or license plate number. but a car did speed off. they think it was a drive-by shooting. the last thing they said about this shooting is they think it is gang-related. we have to ask police why they think that is, what evidence they have to suggest that. that's what we're going to be doing. hopefully we'll have that for you in my next report. live in san jose, kraig debro, ktvu channel 2 news. we are following overnight news from oakland. right now police are looking for suspects in a shooting and
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attempted kidnapping. it happened at about 11:00 last night on international boulevard. police say at least two men injured a woman while trying to abduct her. she managed to escape from her attackers and is now being treated for a leg wound. time now 5:01. even though classes resume today at uc santa cruz after the holiday break, a lot of students plan to stay away fearing violence. now it all stems from graffiti scrolled on a bathroom wall warning of violence today, january 18th. some classes have been canceled by the professors. tighter security is coming from the santa cruz police department and sheriff deputies. a worker at the conoco phillips refinery is recovering after being hurt on the job. the accident happened about 8:00 last night. contra costa fire officials say the worker was knocked unconscious by aplex glass panel. it was blown out when a high pressure steam line burst.
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the worker was taken to the hospital but we do not know his condition at the time. the refinery has not yet commented. time now 5:02. we know budget problems have forced a lot of cities to slash employee benefits. but tonight the berkeley council may add one. this isn't your typical employee perk. jade hernandez explained this in our live report. good morning, jade. >> reporter: good morning. for nearly a decade san francisco has provided this service for the city employees while the insurance companies have not. tonight here at berkeley city hall, berkeley city council members will decide on a very similar measure. the city council will vote on whether or not to set aside $20,000 a year for its city employees for transgender reassignment surgery. the taxpayer money would not accrue each year. it would stay the same. money would be available to any of the city's 1500 employees on a first come first serve basis. a few employees have already inquired according to one local newspaper. the amount would cover part of the surgery costs which range
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from $7,000 to more than $50,000. the city asked to include the surgery but insurance company says insurance premiums for the entire staff would have to increase for sex change operations to be included. so the city council is expected to decide on a measure on a proposal tonight. the proposal was initially proposed in 2007 just about three years ago by city council member daryle moore. he's been quoted as saying question we offer all kinds of benefits to our employees. this brings our benefits in line with what's just and fair for the transgender community ." we'll have more on this throughout the morning. live from berkeley city hall, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. the focus on wall street this morning is apple. it will be the first trading day since steve jobs revealed he's taking another medical leave of absence and will be out of work indefinitely. that's raising new concerns about the health of 55-year-old apple ceo. in recent years jobs has
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battled pancreatic cancer and undergone a liver transplant. we've been watching stalk all morning long. right now it will open down about $15 a share or 4.25%. there's a $10,000 reward offered this morning for the return of ashes stored inside of an urn stolen from a cemetery in lafayette. the ashes were of thomas gonzalez, jr. the co-founder of the pleasanton based company commerce one. he died in 2001 of cancer. relatives say those ashes were stolen on sunday from a private. ♪ [ music ] legal. he died in 2001 of cancer. this morning oakland police are searching for suspects in three separate shootings during the martin luther king, jr. holiday. investigators say the violence began around 4:00 p.m. yesterday when one man was gunned down at 80th avenue and international boulevard. police say the young male victim suffered several gunshot wounds and died at the scene. police say a second man was shot about an hour later at 14th avenue and east 27th
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street. that victim is expected to survive. the third shooting took place just before 8:00 last night on east 17th street. police say a gunman opened fire on two victims, both young men are expected to survive. investigators say it's too early to determine whether or not these three shootings are connected. well, oakland police chief is talking about his possible move to another big bay area city. the chief and oakland mayor quan both appeared here at a martin luther king, jr. day celebration in oakland yesterday morning. but you may not see them together much longer. on friday the chief notified mayor quan he is a finalist for the police chief's job in san jose. >> many times when you say as police of chief people recruit you. >> i haven't had a very good working relationship with him. and so yes of course i would like to continue but i want to have a chief that's going to be committed for at least two or three years. >> now the chief has only been on the job for a little more
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than a year but there are reports he may not have been happy with the city's new mayor. san jose is expected to announce its choice for police chief some time next month. now 5:06. go back to sal to check in on traffic. good morning, sal. good morning, pam and dave. right now traffic is doing pretty well around the bay area. but the fog is going to be moving around. it's not as pervasive as it was yesterday. this morning -- as i drove to work it was completely clear until i got to the parking lot here at jack london square. then it was really thick. one of our security people told me, yeah, the fog left and then it moved in to oakland. that's our man melvin who is one of the security detail here. he told me that. westbound bay bridge coming up to the toll plaza it looks pretty clear here at the toll plaza. san francisco it's clear. yesterday it was fogged in. northbound 101 approaching the 80 split that traffic is moving along well. so, again, you'll be driving in mostly clear weather but then every once in a while you might drive into a patch of fog.
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at 5:07 go to steve. that is correct, sal. yesterday almost sold out for everybody. the fog was there. not the case this morning. there are areas where it's clear. and then you hit the wall of fog again and you'll clear it. so we have a little bit different pattern today. no rain in sight that's for sure. unless you're up there by eureka and crescent city. that's about it. dense fog advisory out. mainly down to san jose, santa clara valley. not south towards monterey even though i'm sure there's fog down there as well. fog advisory, reduced visibility but not as bad as yesterday. should burn off sooner for many today. sunshine, dry, cool to warm. not looking for any rain for a while. the easterly breeze continues especially from coming back in from the delta, back over the strait, san pablo bake makes it into southern marin county. concord a little east-northeast and so does oakland. that could be beneficial for downtown oakland. but it's still coming right back from the valley. so a lot of 40s. 46, 45, 49.
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not much has changed there. 23 in tahoe. chill there. 49 sacramento. 55 redding. there are hints of a little north breeze kicking in. if that's the case that would no doubt about it burn off the fog sooner. sunny and warm down in southern california. they've been in the 70s to near 80. 78 dell mar the other day, pamela, 78 at dell mar. >> love it. >> thank you. that system continues to move into seattle and also portland but not for us. and high pressure's here for a while. so fog and then sunny. chilly lows especially if you don't have the fog. upper 30s and lower 40s. it will be just a teeny bit warmer today for those who get the sun f. you don't get the sun it's another cool day. you can have highs good eight to ten degree spread between fog and no fog. there are signs it will get a breeze and less fog as we head into wednesday. thursday and friday mostly sunny, sunny to warmer. i think the fog will work its way back by the weekend. >> he says that because he knows that's my favorite beach. i would like to be there. sarah palin is not backing
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down. her response to critics who say her campaign rhetoric may have helped motivate the gunman in arizona. plus the steps being taken that could lead to cheaper air fares at sfo. and after taking a week off to deal with the arizona shootings, congress is back today taking up a very partisan issue. i'll have details coming up. good morning. it's very foggy in some areas. and we can barely see what this is. it's also clear in others. we'll tell you more about the morning commute straight ahead.
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good morning to you. welcome back. time now 5:12. after more than a week of dealing with the arizona mass shootings, congress goes back to work today. we're going to see if lawmakers are able to keep their pledge of a more civil discourse as republicans push to repeal health care reform legislation. ktvu's allison burns is live in our washington d.c. newsroom with the very latest. good morning, allison. >> reporter: good morning to you, dave. republicans are trying to make good on one of their big fall campaign promises. just weeks after john boehner took the speaker's gavel and republicans took control of the house, they're moving ahead with a repeal of what they call obama care. the health care bill signed by president obama is too substance abusive and expensive. democrats disagree but acknowledge parts of it are burdensome on small business should change. >> are there changes that need to be done to make sure health
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care insurance reform pass work exactly as we intended? of course. but to throw it out and say we're putting our hands back in the -- our lives, families, health care back in the hands of the insurance company executives and their profits is a wrong move. >> reporter: the house vote is slated for tomorrow to repeal health reform even if it passes the house it doesn't stand a chance in the senate. that's why work is getting underway immediately in some house committees on more specific changes to the law. reporting live from washington d.c., allison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. the president of china arrives on a three day visit to washington d.c. this afternoon. chinese flags are on display this morning along side american flags on pennsylvania avenue in front of the white house to welcome him. tonight the chinese president will have a dinner with president obama ahead of the state dinner tomorrow night.
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congresswoman gabrielle giffords could be released from the hospital in either days or weeks. surgery to relieve pressure on her eye socket was successful. just ten days after she was shot in the head. now giffords' husband receive she's been smiling at him and gave him a ten minute neck rub. he says he'd be willing to meet with the parents of the suspected gunman and he doesn't blame them for the shootings. also the father of the youngest victim of the tucson shooting says his daughter's donated corneas have actually saved the eyesight of two children. 9-year-old christina green was one of the six people killed during that shooting spree. her father says the donor network of arizona told him and his wife that his daughter's corneas were successfully transplanted. former vice presidential candidate sarah palin continues to defend herself against criticism that her campaign rhetoric may have helped motivate the gunman in the arizona shooting. this controversial map now removed from palin's political
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action committee website had the cross hairs of a gun over the congressional districts of 20 democratic candidates including that of congresswoman gabrielle giffords. >> that came up right away that, oh, it must be a cause of this horrendous evil act of this shooter that perhaps he saw that map and that insighted him towards violence which of course is ridiculous. >> palin says democrats have used these types of maps with cross hairs for years. and she vows to continue speaking out because she believes the country is heading in the wrong direction. time now 5:16. new this morning, former vice president dick cheney says he believes he'll have to make a decision on whether to have a heart transplant. cheney says he's getting by now on a battery powered heart pump, but he says it makes it awkward to walk around. he's 69 years old. he suffered a heart attack last year. that was the fifth one he's had since the age of 37.
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5:16. back to sal to check in on any problems for the commute. fog is going to be one of the problems we have. yesterday it was foggy everywhere. steve and i were telling you. today the fog is not everywhere. in fact, i'll show you the east shore freeway is clear. but just a few miles away in oakland it's very foggy. what will happen is you'll be driving in clear weather and all of a sudden be driving what seems like into a cloud. we'll let you know. the bay bridge toll plaza is clear. no problems on the upper deck. look at the san mateo bridge. you can barely see cars moving through because it's pretty thick fog here. again, it does tend to move around a little bit. sometimes it will lift. so we'll try and keep track of it for you. 5:17. let's go to steve. all right. sal, we have some fog and dense fog advisories out about 9:00 or 10:00 things start to lift and burn off. the coverage is not as widespread as it was yesterday. it's hit and miss. it is around the area. systems continue to move to the north and they'll stay that way for a while. fog advisory national weather
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service posted reduced visibility. but once we get through the fog and once it burns off for those out towards parts of contra costa county even into napa county can be a slow process. for others should be sunny. the coast has been gorgeous. sunny, dry pattern. cool to warm. in fact, it doesn't look like much in the way of any rain at all. one little forecast model dropped to a little bit on us next tuesday or wednesday it's probably an out layer. everything else is no. fog this morning. sunny, cool to warm. not as much fog into wednesday and thursday. sunny and breezy. more of a north wind we should scour out some of that fog. five to ten day outlook more sunshine. little or no rain. maybe by early february there's some hints that maybe the pattern kind of moving and changing a little bit. i know it's far out but that's the way it looks to me right now. north wind at fairfield. east-northeast at oakland. san jose a little north wind. otherwise it's calm and the fog continues to come right back in from the valley. 40s for everybody. mid-40s for many.
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oakland's in there. hayward's in there. san jose 47. livermore 49 running warmer than many. upper 40s sacramento. if you have to head out that way towards vacaville, sacramento, you'll encounter fog. southern california's really warm. i would go one on one. i wouldn't deal with the fog. once you get to southern california, it's warm. for us it's going to be sunny. for everyone else to the north there will be clouds and rain up towards the pacific northwest but those are even weak systems for them. fog thick at times. then sunshine. chilly lows. a lot of lower 40z. foggier mid to upper 40s. slightly warmer if you can get through that fog to burn off sooner. so low to mid-60s. it's a really challenging forecast except along the coast where it's been sunny and nice to warm. breezy. that takes care of the fog. more sunshine thursday and friday. fog will work its way back probably by the weekend. european stock markets are showing gains this morning after a mixed day in asia.
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japan's anemic gained grounds planned to raise prices on chips used in cell phones and similar items. also edging upwards as they wait the key economic reports for the third quarter. checking in on wall street, here's where we start the day. it looks like a little higher opening. on friday markets were closed yesterday for martin luther king, jr. holiday. friday the dow, nasdaq and the s&p 500 all gained ground. goldman sax is banning u.s. investors from taking part in a private offering for facebook. the investment bank says it's decided to restrict the fund to perspective shareholders in asia and europe. that's so it doesn't run into problems with s.e.c. laws about private placements. the sale of private shares is expected to raise as much as $1.5 billion. time now 5:20. this morning san francisco's airport commission will debate some new ideas that could lead
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to cheaper international air fares. commissioners will talk about slashing operating fees for airlines that fly to and from mexico and canada. right now flights between the u.s. and our neighboring countries pay $1500 in fees. that's the same as any other foreign destination. lier rates could trigger more competition which could lead to cheaper fares and more passengers. well, a rising creek in santa cruz county is threatening homes. the reason the homeowners are not being allowed to fix the problem. >> i can't even get my car in the driveway because there's trash literally in our driveway. >> the san francisco neighborhood people are using as an illegal dumping ground and how much it's costing taxpayers. good morning. right now if you're driving in some areas it's going to be a little bit foggy. that's 280 here. san jose you can kind of see a little bit here. we'll tell you more coming up.
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good morning. dense fog advisory out. there are a few breaks in the fog compared to yesterday. and when it burns off we'll have some sunshine. a lot in fact. 60s for some but still 50s for those stuck in fog. well, people living in one santa cruz county neighborhood are worried that an overflowing creek is threatening their homes. the homes sit on a coastal bluff above rio dell mar beach.
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according to the santa cruz sental, homeowners say they're willing to dig a trench and fix the problem, however the county says the situation does not warrant an emergency declaration which is needed for work to begin. your time now 5:24. well, in san francisco people who live in the bay view district say they're sick and tired of their neighborhood being treated like the city dump. the public works department says this is an ongoing problem. people, even businesses, illegally dump trash and construction debris on the streets of the bay view. and it usually happens at night making it difficult to find out who's actually doing it. >> it's very annoying because we try to create a safe haven in the bay view district for our community. and people come by and they see this. automatically they have a preconceived idea of what happens in this neighborhood. >> now each year dpw says they receive 17,000 complaints from residents and it ends up costing taxpayers $4 million to
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clean it up. well, san francisco mayor ed lee will be taking a walking tour along the embarcadero today as the city prepares to host the 34th america's cup. he will start at pier 27. that's where a racing village for the 2013 event is set to be constructed. it's also home to several businesses that could be forced to move to make room for the yacht race. maybe the third time will stick for minnesota quarterback brett favre. the 41-year-old nfl star has once again filed his retirement papers with the nfl. favre had his worst season ever as a pro. throwing for just eleven touchdowns and 19 interceptions. he also saw the end of his record streak of 297 consecutive starts. favre had injuries to his back, ribs, shoulder, chin, neck, elbow, calf and foot this season. well, she was at the center of a scandal at the san francisco crime lab. now debra madden faces more
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trouble this morning. plus the east bay city where late night bars and restaurants could soon face stricter rules. good morning. if you're driving in san francisco any time soon, it should be pretty good. you might run into something if you keep driving further -- farther, pardon me.
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well, good morning to you. welcome back. this is the ktvu channel 2
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morning news tuesday january 18th. i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm pam cook. time now is 5:29. let's check in with steve paulson. a little foggy out there right? looks like uniform day there black and gray for everybody. >> yes. >> fog, some out there dense fog advisory take us to about 9:00. it will burn off. we'll have some low 60s, mid- 60s. warmest weather towards santa cruz and monterey. napa 56. oakland 62. so just depends on if you can get enough sunshine. here's sal. steve, right now traffic is looking pretty good here if you're driving out to many areas of the commute. you can see traffic here looks pretty good on the 680/24 area contra costa county. this is a look at southbound 680 in fremont. traffic moves well there. 5:30. let's go back to dave and pam. all right. thank you, sal. we are following overnight news from oakland. right now police are looking for the man they say shot a woman during an attempted kidnapping. ktvu's tara moriarty is out there getting more information
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for us this morning. we'll check in with her in just a little bit. all right. time now 5:30. investigators in san mateo are blaming an electric heater for an overnight apartment house fire. this started shortly after 2:00 a.m. on south grant avenue. not far from highway 101. one person had to be treated for smoke inhalation there. fire crews managed to get everybody else out safely including pets. this morning the red cross is helping to provide shelter to several people who were forced out of their homes. police say a hayward teenager who is accused of shooting his father got into a heated argument with his father before retrieving a gun. the father whose name has not been released remains in intensive care. police say he was shot in the head by his 15-year-old son at a home on gating road last wednesday. investigators hope they will be able to speak with the father in the next couple of days. the 15-year-old son is being held in juvenile hall. the search continues for suspects in the shooting death of a 17-year-old boy at a party
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in bay point. the contra costa county coroner's office meantime has identified the victim. investigators say they found the teenager suffering from a gunshot wound outside a home on riverside drive last friday at about 11:00 p.m. he died at the scene. time now 5:31. tonight city council members in walnut creek will consider stricter rules for bars and restaurants with trouble making customers. some of the new proposals include alcohol cut off times. and they may even ban live music. proposed crack down comes after several violent incidents in downtown walnut creek many of which happened late night and fueled by alcohol. san jose police are investigating after finding a man dead in a house that was tented for fumigation. the body was discovered yesterday at a home. police speculate that the victim was either homeless and trying to stay warm, or it was a burglary attempt and the man
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was overcome by the fumigation fumes. investigators do not believe the man was murdered. >> the guys that were here from the beginning i don't know how they knew that was guy was inside. >> the home was recently purchased and was being remodeled. signs were clearly posted warning of the fumigation danger. the victim has been identified but his name has not been released. time now 5:32. the case of a richmond man accused of raping an elderly woman could go to the district attorney's office today. 44-year-old anthony square was arrested sunday night on suspicion of raping an 80-year- old woman who he's related to by marriage. police say the attack happened at the woman's home. mr. square was taken into custody after being released from a hospital. but investigators aren't saying what he's being treated for. he is being held on $225,000 bail. people in palo alto will get the chance to meet with police to discuss a recent
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string of robberies. the department is holding a community meeting tomorrow night. police say they want people to know that they are making progress. since september police say 20 robberies have been reported. so far police have arrested eight suspects and solved six of the cases. now wednesday's meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the cuberly theater. we are following overnight news from oakland as we have been reporting right now police are looking for the men they say shot a woman during an attempted kidnapping. check in now on ktvu's tara moriarty who is following the story. good morning, tara. >> reporter: well, oakland police have had their hands full over the past 24 hours. the most recent in a string of shootings happened last night off international boulevard. police say two men, one armed with a gun, tried to kidnap a woman right off of the street just after 11:00 on the 3100 block of international. the woman was shot and taken to a local hospital where she is
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recovering. police are still searching for those suspects, but we have no description of them. now this is the fourth shooting that shook oakland on martin luther king, jr. day including one in east oakland around 4:00 last night that left one man dead. that incident also happened off international and 80th. three other people were injured. now just one hour later another man was shot at 14th and east 27th street. then at 8:00 two more people shot in the 5700 block of east 17th. police say it is too early to tell if any of these shootings are related. if you have any information about any of the incidents you are urged to contact oakland police. live in oakland, tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. all right. our time is now 5:35. tonight's berkeley city council agenda includes one particular item that is guaranteed to get a lot of attention. the city is planning to offer a very unusual benefit to city employees. ktvu's jade hernandez joining us now with a live report and the details. good morning, jade. >> reporter: good morning.
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today here at city hall berkeley city council members will vote on whether or not to extend in part some coverage for sex changes for its employees. a special city council meeting is scheduled for this afternoon around 2:30. this coverage would be offered to all of its 1500 employees in the city. the city council will vote on whether or not to set aside $20,000 a year taxpayer money for transgender reassignment surgeries. the monetary limit would be set at that amount every year and would be available on a first come, first serve basis. the san francisco chronicle reports a few employees have already inquired about the surgery. the $20,000 would cover part of surgery costs which range from $7,000 to more than $50,000. the city had asked its health insurance providers to include the sex change surgery but the insurance companies said insurance premiums for the entire staff would have to increase for sex change operations to be included. the city council is expected to
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vote today. city council member daryl moore who made the proposal initially about three years ago has been quoted as saying request "we offer all kinds of benefits to our employees. this brings our benefits in line to what's just and fair for the transgender community ." now for nearly a decade they have provided this service for the employees while the insurance companies have not. live in berkeley in front of city hall, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. a san mateo county judge will consider setting a preliminary hearing date today for a former san francisco crime lab technician accused of drug possession. san mateo police say they found cocaine during a search of debra madden's home last year. that case is unrelated to the crime lab scandal madden was in the middle of after she admitted to stealing cocaine from the lab. it led to the dismissal of hundreds of drug cases. last month the california attorney general decided not to prosecute her in that case. time now 5:37. plans are underway now for a weekend memorial in concord.
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it is to honor the homeless woman who was killed in the hit- and-run crash sunday evening. police say the 53-year-old had run on to the highway to check on her dying dog who'd been hit by a car. two drivers then hit her. the first driver stop today try to help her. the second driver stopped briefly then sped off. on saturday homeless advocates will remember the victim at concord's hill crest park. >> she was worn out. she lived a hard life. >> police are still looking for the driver who fled the scene. described only as a white man in his 20s with brown hair and blond tips. his female passenger had long dark hair. they reportedly drove off in a dark four door sedan that may have been a hatch back. today the oakland raiders will hold a noon press conference to formally introduce their new head coach. yesterday the team announced
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raider offensive coordinator hue jackson has been promoted. he's been considered the clear front runner ever since tom cable was let go two weeks ago. the raiders scoring more than double this season during jackson's first year as oakland's offensive coordinator. now former 49er head coach is also getting ready for a new job. he's joining the staff of the minnesota vikings as line backer coach. time now 5:38. well, the on time performance of san francisco's muni buses, light rail and cable cars is slipping. there's a new report out that shows between july and september of last year they were 72% on time. now that's actually a decrease from the high of 75% recorded during the first three months of 2010. and it is far from muni's goal of 85%. we want to let you know that you can soon watch ktvu morning news even earlier. we are expanding our coverage on monday january 24th that's
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this coming monday. ktvu morning news will start half an hour earlier at 4:30. you will also be able to watch us on the weekend mornings starting this saturday january 22nd. mornings on 2 weekend edition. that will be every saturday and sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. that's very important. >> and exciting. >> everybody gets up early. >> every saturday and sunday morning you can come right here and at 4:30 you'll be doing it. >> i will be here. sal will be here early because people are getting up earlier and earlier. >> it's our first step as we continue to take over the world, guys. [ laughter ] >> that's right. first at 4:30 then the world. all right. good morning everybody. did i mention that the boss sits right over there? thanks. westbound 80 heading to the macarthur maze traffic is moving along pretty well. the fog this morning is weird because you'll be driving in completely clear weather like here. then a few miles away you'll be driving into very thick fog. could be dangerous for you. this is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. it is moving along well.
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but just a few miles away it's foggy, very foggy in oakland. so just be careful out there. and we'll be keeping track of where the fog is. we're looking at the san mateo bridge via our map system because it's just too foggy to show it to you on the picture getting over to san mateo and burling game looks okay. no problems on 280 or highway 101. at 5:40, let's go to steve. all right. sal, thank you. we have not as much fog but there's still plenty to go around. but yesterday it was solid all over the place. now today -- there it is and now it's gone. there it is and gone. rain stays to the north. eureka, crescent city a little bit. i'm emphasizing a little. most is quiet. this week foggy morns although a decrease in the fog as we head towards wednesday and thursday. warm days if you don't have the fog or along the coast there's no rain in sight. and some near 70-degree temperatures. santa cruz, monterey.
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big sur was 80. caramel valley was 80. if you can get the sunshine and a component of an offshore breeze it's gorgeous. the east-northeast wind just brings the fog in. a north wind would definitely help mix up that fog. maybe it will pick up later on. there are signs napa airport east-northeast at 3. fairfield north at 5. concord east- northeast. it all just sucks that fog right back in from the valley. 40s for everybody. mid, upper not much changed there. sunny and warm down in southern california. upper 70s, low 80s. although they are looking for cooler weather into the next couple days. 40s in the valley. and a lot of fog. that footprint of the fog is established itself most of the sacramento valley no doubt about it san joaquin valley. 101 might be a better bet if you're heading to southern california if you don't want to deal with the fog. system dropping in right behind it. see how that drops in right behind that we expect a north- northeast wind to kick up. that should be enough to take care of the fog tomorrow. fog then sunny.
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chilly lows. slightly warmer for a few but 50 to 70 on the temps. fog makes it tough to get out of the low and mid-50s. fairfield, vacaville, santa clara valley over to santa cruz mid-50s for some. decrease in the fog thursdays and thursday and friday. probably back by saturday but better conditions by the middle of the week. thank you, steve. bracing for impact. what's happening in one new jersey city today that some say will be a blow to public safety. also one california city could soon try to use shame to keep repeat dui offenders off the streets. and right now there is a dense fog advisory for some of the bay area. and some roads are showing it. other roads completely clear. steve and i will be back very soon with an update.
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good morning. still have a lot of fog. dense fog advisory until 9:00. there are some breaks in the fog. san francisco 46. steve. thank you. welcome back. good morning to you. here's a quick look at some of the top stories we're following allot 5:45. police in san jose searching for suspects in a drive by shooting that left a 20-year- old man dead. this happened in front of a taco ria. there's a heavy police presence at uc santa cruz. this is a response to graffiti, threatening graffiti, found on campus that threatened violence today. some professors have even canceled classes. some students say they will stay away. and the focus on wall street this morning is on apple. this will be the first trading day since steve jobs revealed he's taking another medical leave of absence. he'll be away from the job
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indefinitely. there will be fewer police officers on patrol in cam den, new jersey, where deep cuts go into effect today. the city which has the nation's second highest crime rate is laying off 163 officers. that's nearly half the force. camden city officials say the cuts are needed to help the city close a $26 million budget gap. about 60 firefighters will also be out of a job. a southern california lawmakers wants to use facebook to shame people arrested for drunk driving. a huntington beach city councilman is proposing police put mug shots of anyone arrested more than once for dui. that's angered privacy advocates and even the city's police department saying it could alienate the city's 200,000 residents. but the councilman says it could save lives. after huntington beach had the most alcohol-related traffic deaths of all 56 california cities of its size last year. time now 5:47. i ran into more fog today. did you? >> little bit. >> i couldn't see as far as
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you. >> that's scary. >> sal, how are we looking this morning? >> me too actually. driving to work i was driving across the bridge and it was clear and then i drove over to jack london square and it was very foggy. so just be careful out there. steve is on top of it. we are watching it as how it effects drivers. westbound bay bridge looks good coming up to the toll plaza. there are bound to be more drivers on the road today since yesterday was a holiday for a lot of people today is not and traffic is going to be busier. we're expecting it to be any way. northbound 101 approaching the 80 split that looks okay. now if you're driving in the livermore valley i got a nice e- mail from someone and by the way you can always go to and drop me an e-mail. like a little more coverage on the 580 corridor and i'm happy to do it. it's actually been pretty good these days from livermore to castro valley. we'll keep watching it for you. on 880 traffic moves along very nicely. 5:48 let's go to steve. sal, we have a dense fog advisory going until 9:00 or 10:00.
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and then most burns off. some areas don't have any fog at all. it's clear up above. maybe a few high clouds up towards the sierra nevada and northern part of the state. for us it's another dry week. highs near 70. santa cruz and monterey. fog, cool morning, sunny days, no rain. and with that offshore wind from santa cruz to monterey and down to big sur it's really nice. in fact, even most of the coastal areas are good. dense fog today will decrease tomorrow as we get that system dropping down that will provide a little mixing. decrease in the fog. breezy and warmer conditions headed into tomorrow. still a component of a northerly breeze north- northwest fairfield going between north-northwest and north-northeast. concord at 5. napa east- northeast at 3. just brings the fog back in but any breeze helps stir things up. 40s for temperatures. these won't change at all. 20 in the mountains. redding 55 with the cloud
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cover. a 15-degree spread there. you can see how the system right there collapses down and that's going to give us i think more of a breeze tomorrow which would help to get rid of some of that thick fog. chilly lows. fog then sunny. slightly warmer area that is can get the sun maybe even an hour sooner you can be two or three degrees sooner. in the fog it's too tough to warm up. 50s for some. mid-60s to near 70s for others. decrease in the fog as we head into wednesday night, thursday, friday, fog will come back as we head into saturday. thank you, steve. just a few minuting a delta announced a $19 million profit for the first quarter. revenues rose 14% and the airline announced it is adding more flying capacity especially on international routes but in free market trading this morning that news is not sitting well with investors who question if there's enough demand to support expansion. before the end of the month united, southwest and u.s. airways are also expected to announce increased revenue. virgin america is planning to increase its fleet. the burling game based airline
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says it will buy 60 new air bus aircraft that will triple the size of its current fleet. they expect the new jets will save it a million dollars annually because they are more fuel efficient. and get ready. today star bucks is rolling out its newest size drink. but the cup will actually hold 31-ounces of drink. the cups will cost about 50 cents more than the 20-ounce. >> i like small, medium and large. time now 5:51. some new national honors today for one bay area school. what's going to happen in just a couple of hours at an oakland school and why the school is being praised. giving a voice to those who struggle to speak. thanks to one man and his son there is now an app for that.
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good morning to you. welcome back. time now 5:54. washington state flood warnings still in effect for some rain swollen rivers. the snowmageddonnish river is almost six feet above flood stage after weekend storms dumped more than ten inches of rain in the area. the national weather service says major flooding will continue along the river and along other rivers.
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now residents are being warned not to drive through roads that are flooding. in the northeast snow, sleet, freezing rain. new york, new jersey, connecticut could get up to three inches of snow this morning. parts of massachusetts and southern new hampshire could see more than six inches of snow by the end of the day. a north carolina boy with a rare disability is now able to communicate thanks to an i pad app that his father helped create. the 5-year-old has pit hopkins syndrome that is a disorder that delays a child's development. his father created an app called verbal victor. the device helps victor communicate by touching a series of buttons that are made up of familiar voices and sounds. >> he's able to tell you what he wants in choices. could be as simple as a choice of food. really opens up you know a world for him and for us. >> now the app costs just $7.
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more than 100 people have already down loaded it. and a version for android based phones is in the works. this is amazing. in texas a teenage boy who has a sickness that left him with virtually no immune system is now able to go to school via robot. it's great to actually hear, see and participate with what's going on in his classroom and interact with his friends. the technology costs about $5,000. time now 5:56. in just a couple hours from now an oakland school will celebrate its national award. anita seed elementary on east 27th street just one of two california schools to get this very special honor. education experts are giving the school high marks for getting children and low income neighborhoods ready for high school. the ceremony this morning begins at 8:30. congratulations to them.
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>> yeah. my gosh that's nice. coming up on 6:00. let's check back in with sal. how's the commute? i know we've been talking about fog. we have been. just got word of a new crash northbound 101 in san jose northbound 101 at hall imrock a new crash there with a couple of cars reported. we'll tell you more about this. it just came in. chp isn't even there yet. let's go to the grade southbound 680. pam mentioned the fog. it's not moving around. it's not as pervasive as it was yesterday but it's thick where it is there. and when we get to the toll plaza right now of the bay bridge traffic is moverring well. there's no fog right now. let's go back to the desk. thank you, sal. this morning volunteers in san jose will be giving away free backpacks to help the homeless. the backpacks are filled with items such as toothbrushes, tooth paste, soap and blankets. between 50 and 100 of these backpacks will be given away. homeless people will be able to pick up the bags at sacred heart community service on first street between 9:00 and
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10:30 this morning. time now 5:57. why some students in one area university are saying they're afraid to go to classes today. the very latest on threats that were made and why today's date is the reason authorities are so concerned. good morning. clear sky out there although we have a dense fog advisory, it's not as bad today. we'll have more in two minutes. i'm jon haber of alto music. my business is all about getting music into people's hands. and the plum card from american express open helps me do that. you name it, i can buy it. and the savings that we get from the early pay discount has given us money to reinvest back into our business and help quadruple our floor space. how can the plum card's trade terms get your business booming? booming is putting more music in more people's hands.
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