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us. it's monday april 18th. i'm pam cook. >> good morning. welcome back. >> thank you. >> i'm dave clark. let's check weather and traffic. rosemary's in for steve. good morning, rosemary. good morning to you. some of us waking up to a few sprinkles this morning. if we could take storm tracker -- thank you very much. notice areas over the north bay beginning to see some of this rain. it held off until just a few hours ago. but right now st. helena and napa, petaluma, all getting a little bit of light rain. if we head into areas right around richmond perhaps light sprinkles there. and over the peninsula this morning san francisco now moving into daly city we're beginning to see light rain as well. this is going to migrate south over the course of the morning. so most of us will see scattered showers at some point. what we expect total-wise and how we expect it to cool your temperatures coming up in just a few moments. good morning. right now westbound bay bridge traffic looks pretty good coming autotomic arthur maze and to the bay bridge toll plaza it is light. no major problems. also this morning's commute is going to be okay on interstate
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880 in both directions. it's 5:00. let's go back to dave and pam. sal, thank you. 105 years ago today a catastrophic earthquake and fire left much of san francisco ruined. the ceremony marking this very sad anniversary will start in just a couple of minutes. ktvu's tara moriarty joining us live from fountain to tell us what's happening now. good morning, tara. >> reporter: well, the crowd is growing here. if you take a look behind me and off to my right you can see there's the fire truck there. they've just taken the wreaths off of there which they will place at the fountain. the fountain was the only monument here left standing after the 1906 earthquake. so this is where people gathered. in exactly 11 minutes these folks will observe a moment of silence. 3,000 people were killed on that infamous day 105 years ago. a quarter million left homeless. quake experts say there is a 63% chance of the big one striking again today. the quakes we're seeing worldwide like in japan aren't happening more often than any other year officials say, but
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they're just located in places we notice. >> since april of 2009 we've had seven earthquakes that have effected populated areas. siren. >> reporter: awareness rose with the 1000 year anniversary when thousands of people swarmed downtown san francisco. they heard from a dozen survivors that day. but this morning there is only one survivor, 105-year-old bill who was just a baby in '06. now he and mayor lee are on hand here right now. and there are some other survivors. 108-year-old woman and 109-year- old woman but unfortunately they could not make the ceremony today. we'll have much more coming up in our next half hour. i'm tara moriarty, live in san francisco, back to you. pg&e reportedly faces a key deadline today that could lead to more fines. the san jose mercury news reports state regulators want to hear from the utility by today about its recordkeeping
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practices. now according to the paper, it's part of a broader investigation into whether pg&e's missing records breaks the law and compromises pipeline safety. california public utilities commission launched the investigation following the san brown explosion. we are following overnight news from san mateo county. early this morning the county hazardous materials team allowed dozens of people living in a redwood city apartment building back into their homes. hours earlier they evacuated the building on regent street after getting calls of dangerous chemicals spreading through the complex. emergency crews later learned that a young man used those chemicals to take his own life. >> the young man acted on his own and poured the chemicals and prepared the mix and he did it on his own. >> several paramedics, firefighters and police briefly became dizzy but were checked out at a nearby hospital. time now 5:03. a san jose shooting has led to an arrest. the shooting happened at snell and hillsdale avenues about
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8:00 friday evening. but when the police arrived they couldn't find a victim. 15 minutes later a wounded man was found at monterey road. the unidentified victim was taken to a hospital. is expected to survive. 27-year-old man has been arrested. and the investigation continues. this week the f.a.a. is giving air traffic controllers across the country a wake up call. we're going to have a live report from washington d.c. coming up at 5:15 with the new scheduling rule that is go into effect this week. a woman is recovering from injuries this morning after a muni bus hit her car. it happened just before 6:30 last night on mission street near san jose avenue in daly city. the north county fire authority says the accident left the woman trapped in her car for a short time, but crews were able to get her out. no passengers were on board that muni bus at the time of the accident. and it's still not clear what led the bus to crash into the car. time now 5:04.
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if you live in woodside, authorities in san mateo county have an important warning. watch out for mountain lions. a newspaper delivery man spotted a mountain lion in the hills above interstate 280 early yesterday morning. the residents are advised not to approach a mountain lion if you see them and avoid hiking or jogging at dawn, dusk and nighttime when they're most active. we are past april 15th. but midnight tonight is the deadline to file your taxes. last minute filers heading to the post offices should be prepared to pay a little extra though. ktvu's kraig debro is in oakland this morning to talk about the important change. good morning, kraig. >> reporter: yeah, good morning, pam. i'm going to tell you in a second about how people are getting around that increase. a lot of people are doing it these days. of course the tax deadline we're used to is on the 15th. it's on the 18th this year. some of the long lines we're used to seeing at post offices are not going to start forming until the 18th has come and gone around midnight. so we're at this shopping center in oakland coffee shop. we're going to talk to people
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about when or if they filed their taxes just yet. now a local washington d.c. holiday called emancipation day actually pushed the tax deadline back until today. three more days to procrastinate or three more days to get together a return and mail it to the local irs which one is that for you? we've got a list of all bay area post offices open past 6:00 p.m. on our website. check that out later. but we're not seeing dramatic lines or panic that goes with people driving down to the post office in order to mail or return like we use today see in the past. that's because according to the usps they say more than 70% of all returns are now filed online. that's what i referred to at the top of this piece. take a look at this list right here. this chart right here. talks about increases in postal rates. if you're just mailing a first class letter you're not going to pay any increases. with tax returns sometimes we have more pages so it costs a little bit more. so for instance if you're paying -- if you have two ounces in your letter you have
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to pay 64 cents. that's a 3% increase. 3-ounces you have to pay another 20 cents. you get the picture. so when you mail your tax return if you're mailing a lot of pages in there, weigh it or throw on a bunch of postage. you don't want it coming back that way it's going to be late. live in oakland, kraig debro, ktvu channel 2 news. and if you still need to file your taxes, you can find the tax forms you need or the location of a post office that will stay open late tonight by going to our channel 2 website. just go to and scroll down to the right now section. well, sal could have told you to look there. he knows where to find everything. >> of course. >> i'm on the website quite a bit. just ask. i'll tell you. >> okay. >> good morning. i'm having some tough allergy problems today. maybe rosemary can tell me a little later if the weeds and the grasses i don't know something's going on. anyway, let's go out and take a look at 80 westbound. traffic is moving along pretty well heading out to the macarthur maze. no major problems on the way
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in. so we're off to a nice start traffic-wise as i look at chp list not a lot going on right now. also the morning commute looks good if you're driving at the bay bridge toll plaza getting into san francisco. if you're driving on 280 northbound that traffic looks good. no major problems. so, again, if we have to start on a monday it's a nice way to start. it's 5:07. let's go to rosemary. okay. bring along the umbrella. a few sprinkles in the forecast. and this light rain should help lay down some of that pollen if you are suffering from allergies the winds will come back and kick them right back up. let's get into radar and show you where we're seeing light rain at this hour. over areas petaluma down to novato, maybe a moderate cell moving through there. the peninsula seeing light rain at this time. pleasanton, livermore, fremont, a few light scattered showers here. this, again, will be the call of the day. just hit or miss. you can see how weak this system is as it continues to roll through california. your radar in addition to that we're going to have clouds. the cloud cover may be a little bit more pesky because it's going to really cool us back
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anywhere from five to ten degrees over yesterday. so just a cool soggy day and even breezy at times. let's take a look at your temperatures outside your door this morning. not too bad. we're dealing with a little bit of fog in addition to those clouds. 54 in oakland. 54 redwood city. 54 in napa. low 50s in santa rosa. so similar to where we started yesterday morning. even a tad warmer mountain view, san jose sitting in the upper 50s right now. lingering showers in the forecast for your afternoon. 62 expected napa. 61 oakland. low 60s along the stretch. san mateo down into mountain view 63 expected san jose as well as morgan hill. your extended forecast. the week is soggy. we are going to see scattered showers today. dry tomorrow but by wednesday they're on the way back. by the afternoon thursday morning a few sprinkles remaining and we are dry for friday. questionable on the weekend. models indicating the possibility of maybe light scattered showers for our easter weekend. and our temperatures just barely getting to the seasonal average sometimes below 50
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degrees expected on thursday. all right. we're coming up on the exact moment that the earthquake hit in 1906. we're going to go live to san francisco for some of the ceremonies going on in just a moment. also this morning the f.a.a. has come up with some new rules for air traffic controllers after several were caught sleeping on the job. the scheduled change designed to keep those controllers awake. also who's making a profit off yosemite national park and how the internet is playing a big role. good morning. traffic on the san mateo bridge looks good. we'll tell you more about the morning commute straight ahead.
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all right. we're live in san francisco this morning at the fountain. 5:11 was the time the 1906 earthquake hit. so i believe they are still observing a moment of silence there. this is at -- marking the biggest natural disaster in bay area's history 105 years ago today that catastrophic earthquake and fire destroyed much of san francisco. >> we're looking at a lot of people out there. survivors gathered there at that fountain after the quake because it was one of the few places left standing after the big quake. now only a handful of survivors of that great quake and fire of 1906 they were too young to remember what happened. and we have our people out there watching this event. >> that's right. ktvu's tara moriarty is out there this morning. she's talking with some of the
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folks watching the ceremonies there. she'll have an update in the next half hour. the federal aviation administration is changing the work schedules for air traffic controllers in response to reports of controllers falling asleep on the job. ktvu's allison burns is in our washington d.c. newsroom with the new rules. allison. >> reporter: pam, the changes are immediate. and they are intended to make us all feel safer about flying after seven reported incidents already this year of air traffic controllers falling asleep on the job. and in some cases pilots having to land without their guidance. from now on controllers will have a minimum of nine hours off between shifts instead of eight. and there will be more f.a.a. managers covering the early morning and late night hours. members of congress say air traffic controllers also need more safety training. >> air traffic controllers make on average $163,000 are
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professionals. but even the best professionals need some recurrent training. and with the changes in technology and procedures, we think it's important that we revisit that. >> reporter: there are also some really huge questions about why these new rules weren't implemented sooner. the national transportation safety board issued some recommendations to fight fatigue among air traffic controllers more than three years ago. i'll have more on that in my next update in about an hour. for now live in washington d.c., allison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. time now 5:15. in the southeast what they're calling an epic storm system has killed more than 40 people in three days and caused an incredible amount of damage. take a look at the scene from oklahoma to virginia. homes missing rooftops, uprooted trees, cars piled on top of each other. incredible pictures. the storm prediction center says it received more than 200
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reports of tornadoes over the past three days. some were probably sightings of the very same twister. north carolina was especially hit hard. look at these pictures. at least 21 people there have been killed. >> i've seen a lot of damage in north carolina over the years. this is the most catastrophic i've ever seen. the destruction is massive. >> now today residents are continuing that clean up process there. north carolina's governor has been in contact with president obama. he is already pledged his support in the recovery effort. well, mr. obama says he still believes new york city should have been the location to hold the trials of the accused september 11 conspirators. the president said the trial of the alleged master mind of september 11 and four others could have been handled as part of the regular criminal justice system. however, after public protests by new york residents and members of congress, the accused men will now face military tribunals at guantanamo bay prison where they're now being held. president obama will be in
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the bay area on wednesday and thursday. on wednesday he will visit facebook headquarters in palo alto where he will hold an online town hall meeting on the economy and job creation. the president will also attend several fund raising events while he's here for his 2012 re- election campaign and for the democratic party. the one public fundraiser is an appearance at san francisco's masonic auditorium. ticket scalpers are making a profit off yosemite national park's popularity. park officials say tickets are being sold by scalpers online. some people say trying to get legitimate reservations is frustrating. but rangers say avoid the ticket scalpers and check the park reservation system for cancellations. time now 5:17. some of the roads are getting wet. i saw some drizzle. sal, how's the commute right now? we don't have that many crashes, dave and pam. it's early. we're off to a decent start.
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as we look you're absolutely right. we have some damp roads out there on highway 4 westbound. no major problems this morning if you are driving over to the concord area. 680 southbound looks all right. this morning's commute looks okay westbound bay bridge that traffic is moving welcoming into san francisco. if you are driving on the east bay commute, 580 westbound looks good all the way out to castro valley. 5:17. let's go to rosemary. okay. just a few sprinkles falling this morning. very weak system will roll through and bring a possibility of light rain today over the north bay. we've watched it fall over the last hour or so. some of it not necessarily hitting the ground. but eventually most of us will see at least a spritz. starting in the 50s at this hour. 53 san francisco. 56 san jose. and 52 santa rosa. so we have the clouds out there. even a little fog to start the morning. scattered showers in the forecast. by the afternoon the scattered showers will become spotty in nature. we will remain mostly cloudy for today. and we are going to see cooler air in place.
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widespread upper 50s, low 60s. so cooler by 5 and 10 degrees from what we saw over the weekend. your total rainfall is not going to be a whole lot. in fact we're looking at perhaps a tenth of an inch. areas right around the peninsula just a few one- hundredths as well as oakland. farther north you go the better chance for rain. santa rosa .13 and the hills could pick up anywhere from a quarter inch to half inch over the course of the entire day. through our 7:00 hour we'll still be in the ooze. our lunchtime numbers could be a little cool and breezy. 60 degrees inland. mid-50s for the coast. and then for the afternoon again scatter clouds. perhaps a few sprinkles left out of this system. upper 50s areas around pacifica low 60s for inland areas. san jose in the low 60s as well as sap that rosa, livermore, concord. today we are going to be unsettled. tuesday we'll be dry but between systems because the next one rolls in on wednesday looks very similar to the one today. just enough to perhaps need that umbrella. thursday, friday we're mainly
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dry but our temperatures remain below average for the most part. lows 60s barely getting to 60 on thursday. for the weekend partly to mostly cloudy skies. and perhaps a few scattered showers. we'll be tracking that for you. we know it's a big weekend for some of us. the long reign of lexus is being shaken. toyota says lexus is one of the top cars in the u.s. luxury market, but this year the luxury car is falling victim to production disruptions caused by the earthquake and an aging line up. executives say the shut down of toyota plants in japan will effect production of all lexus models except the rx350 suv. the safety of the japanese nuclear plant will be assessed by a u.s. made robot. massachusetts based i robot best known for their vacuum cleaner. but they have another robot for even dirtier jobs. it's a small robot that scoots around on treads like a tank.
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it will be sent inside japan's crippled nuclear power plant to monitor radiation and oxygen level and determine if the area is safe for humans to go into work. all right. checking in on wall street. here's where we start the day. the dow, nasdaq and s&p 500 posting modest gains on friday. right now it does look like a lower opening. but i'll tell you, just about i think more than 100 companies report earnings today. so that should definitely effect things. >> that's incredible. >> that's a big one. time now 5:21. the giants fan that was brutally beaten at dodgers stadium home opener is once again in a medically induced coma. we're going to tell you why doctors made that decision for bryan stow and what could happen next. plus the reason parking habits in san francisco may soon be changing starting this week. good morning. traffic on 680 looks pretty good heading down to the sun roll grade. more about the morning commute straight ahead.
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welcome back on this monday morning. waking up with light winds, cloudy conditions and a few sprinkles. looks like novato to vallejo we have light rain is falling at this hour. a california air national guard plane is safely on the ground this morning but that's after having to make an emergency landing. there it is. the military aircraft landed at the colorado springs airport after circling for an hour and a half yesterday because of a problem with the landing gear.
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it did finally land safely and five crew members on board were not hurt. time is now 5:24. the injured giants fan, bryan stow, is back in a medically induced coma after having seizures over the weekend. doctors in los angeles stopped giving the 42-year-old paramedic the drugs keeping him in that coma last week. they were hoping he would wake up. but on saturday morning stow started having those seizures forcing him back on the drugs. doctors say they're going to monitor him for the next few days to see if they can once again reduce his medication. now as bryan stow continues that recovery, people continue to come together in his honor. last night south bay firefighters faced off with those paramedic and emt colleagues. this was a charity hockey game at san jose's shark's ice. stow's girlfriend started the game by dropping the puck. >> i've never faced anything in my life as difficult. but the support and the love
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and the prayers from just worldwide and all my friends and my family, his family, his children, it's just been amazing. >> many of the people who turned out to enjoy the game had never met bryan stow but said they want today show their support. that event also included a silent auction and raffle featuring items donated by the san jose sharks. a new parking pilot program launches in san francisco this week. six districts, 6,000 parking meters, and 19 municipal garages will be part of sf park. a two year federally funded study. now sensors installed at parking spaces will track in realtime where parking is available. that data is uploaded to signs and smart phone applications. people will be charged more in high demand spots. >> by steering you as quickly as possible to either on street park that's available or off street parking in our municipal garages. so by clearing up the traffic,
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automobile traffic, we reduce congestion, we cut down on greenhouse missions. and more importantly we speed up muni. >> the municipal transportation agency says prices could flux wait from 25 cents to $6 an hour and prices could jump to $18 an hour during special events. a somber ceremony taking place right now in downtown san francisco. the city is marking the worst natural disaster in bay area history 105 years ago today. >> reporter: a stretch of waterfront property in vallejo is at the center of a dispute between the city and some native american groups. we'll tell you why the federal government now might be getting involved. and we're hearing a timetable for when that damaged nuclear power plant in japan will be brought back under control. good morning. traffic is moving well on most areas as we look at a picture
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of interstate 880 here. it's a nice drive near the airport. more about the morning commute straight ahead.
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good morning to you. welcome back. this is the ktvu channel 2 morning news monday april 18th. i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm pam cook. time now is 5:30. let's check in with rosemary orozco who is in for steve. good morning. well, it held off most of the night but now we're beginning to see a few
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scattered showers. weak system rolling through on monday bringing us light rain at times. let's take a closer look where the north bay has seen on and off scattered showers throughout the course of the last two hours or so. vallejo getting perhaps a little bit of a heavier rain at this time. all in all it again is a weak system. sausalito if we head over to the east hayward in and out of union city fremont perhaps pleasanton, south bay still dry at this time. this system coming from the north will migrate south and eventually all of us are expected to see just a little bit of light rain before it passes through. also going to drive our temperatures down. we'll take a look at your afternoon highs for today and the week in just a moment. right now traffic moving well on interstate 80 heading out to the macarthur maze want to let you know if you're in contra costa county that little area is closed because of an overturned milk truck. morning commute on bay bridge approach looks good. native american activists are camped out at an ancient
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burial ground this morning. they're protesting plans to turn that area into a park. allie rasmus is live in vallejo to tell us what's happening today that could finally end this dispute. good morning, allie. >> reporter: good morning, pam. yes, this conflict has gotten the attention of the federal government. representatives from the u.s. department of justice are supposed to be out here possibly as early as today. but now we're hearing these meetings could take place later this week to negotiate some sort of compromise between the city of vallejo and the native american groups protesting out here. in the meantime the people here say they will continue to stay camped out here. this is now day five that they've been camped out here at glen cove. you can see they have a campfire going. and here at the entrance of the trail if we back up a little bit you can see they have their signs and banners out here. now let's show you the land at the center of this dispute. we have some video that is very beautiful land about 15 acres right along the water at glen cove. the protesters say that land is actually a native american burial ground going back 3500
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years. the city of vallejo wants to expand the park adding a parking lot, picnic tables and restrooms. that construction is what the native american groups oppose. >> this is our church. i mean it's a church without walls, but it is our church nonetheless. and we just -- there's no way that we will stand for bathrooms being built on top of our cemetery. there is no way that we are going to let them move so much earth with the bulldozers that will bring up human remains from the grating of the hill. we just won't let that happen. >> reporter: now, also on the site is an abandoned mansion. some failing infrastructure. an old sewage system. some old construction equipment. things that have fallen into disrepair. so the president of the glen cove homeowners association who we talk today yesterday says as part of their overall park improvement project they want to clean up some of that blight. but coming up a little later on this morning we're going to try
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and talk to someone from the city of vallejo to find out what they're expecting for the negotiation process and those meetings that are supposed to happen late they are week with representatives from the department of justice. live in vallejo, allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. time now 5:33. san jose police are out there searching for a gunman blamed for a deadly shooting early yesterday morning. it happened inside a home on capitol avenue. a woman called police saying a gunman burst into her home and shot her friend. her friend, 25-year-old man, died later at the scene. that was san jose's 14th homicide of the year. well, a man has been arrested now accused of shooting a romantic rival outside of a san leandro restaurant. police say moore shot a 22-year- old oakland man several times late saturday night right in the parking lot of the chili's restaurant. the victim is in critical condition this morning. moore was angry that the victim was with his ex-girlfriend. that woman left the scene with
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moore after the shooting. police later arrested both of them at moore's apartment in oakland. police in sacramento have arrested a man that they say opened fire at a house party killing at least one person and injuring four more. police say 23-year-old michael walton was asked to leave the party early yesterday morning because others said he was too drunk. witnesses say he became angry and then pulled out a gun and started shooting. san bruno police say they found the body of a 20-year-old woman reported missing over the weekend. the examiner reports scott's body was found just before 8:00 yesterday morning. but investigators have not said yet where they found her or how she might have died. scott was last seen saturday morning after having an argument with her boyfriend. there will be more testimony this morning in the murder trial of journalist chauncey bailey. yusuf bey the 4th the leader of your black muslim bakery is on trial. they're being tried on three counts of murder for bailey's
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death and the deaths of two other men in 2007. bey's accused of ordering the killing. mack accused of being the get away driver. and the other confessed to killing bailey. a search continues in san jose this morning for the two dogs blamed for a vicious attack last week. on thursday dawn wilson and her dog shadow were attacked by two other dogs. miss wilson was bitten on her hands and face. her dog had to be put down. the 66-year-old woman says one of the dogs in the attack was a tan pit bull. she describes the other dog as being very large and black. if found, those dogs could be youth newsed. 105 years ago today a catastrophic earthquake and fire destroyed much of san francisco. an early morning ceremony marking that very sad anniversary is happening right now. ktvu's tara moriarty is live from the fountain. what's going on behind you now? >> reporter: well, everybody
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has since moved onto 20th and church for another portion of this event. but there was quite a great crowd that gathered here. if you take a look behind me you can see here we have some folks dressed up in the garb from the early 1900s. we even had some firefighters in the gear that they wore back in 1906 when the earthquake struck. sirens rang out just like they did that day 150 years ago. it was followed by a moment of silence here at the fountain, the only monument left standing after the quake. 3,000 people were killed on that infamous day 105 years ago. and people we spoke to wanted to pay their respects this morning. >> i think i like the fact it feels like community. people who care. people who are interested in the survivors. interested in what happened. so history i guess.
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history. >> reporter: experts say there's a 63% chance of the big one striking again today. they say tumbles we're seeing worldwide like the one in japan aren't happening anymore often than any other year. they're just happening where we notice. 105-year-old bill who was just a baby in '06 is here today. the other two 108 and 109 years old are women who could not make this morning's ceremony. now the crowd like i mentioned has already left. most of them have headed over to 20th and church. that is where the annual guiling of the fire hydrant will take place in a couple minutes. that is the fire hydrant of course that saved the mission district from going up in flames. live in san francisco, tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. well, the operator of that damaged nuclear power plant in japan has come up with a timetable of when it will be able to regain control of the plant. the goal is to reduce radiation leaks within three months and to be able to cool the reactors
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within nine months. at that point the utility says it would cover the reactor buildings, clean up contaminated soil and remove any nuclear fuel. organizers of san francisco's cherry blossom festival reportedly raised about $200,000 for japan victims. a larger than usual crowd attended yesterday's grandpa raid and organizers say people wanted to help. many donated money or bought some t-shirts along the parade route. proceeds will buy essentials for northern japan. >> medical supplies, water which is very, very important. and you know all of that is life and death. >> even before yesterday's parade started board members with the japanese cultural and community center of northern california say they'd raised $1.6 million for the relief effort. they were down there by one of my favorite places you know the japanese tea garden.
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the cherry blossoms are beautiful if you get a chance. >> i want to go see that. time now 5:39. sal is back. he's going to help you get to where you need to go. dave and pam, that's rite. traffic is getting busier. i want to mention there's an overturned milk truck on brentwood boulevard in antioch near spruce. blocking one of the major intersections and some milk is spilling out from that truck that was carrying 6,000 pounds of milk. let's go out and take a look at the commute in livermore. traffic is moving along pretty well f. you're driving out to we just mentioned contra costa county highway 4's getting busy on westbound 4 on the way to bay point. when you get to bay point highway 4 looks pretty good. this is traffic moving along well out to concord and ultimately to interstate 60. that traffic looks good as well. this morning we're at the bay bridge toll plaza. live look and westbound traffic is looking good getting into san francisco. it's 5:40. let's go to rosemary. even the smallest amount of rain can trip up a morning
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drive. we know that. right, sal? that's what we have this morning. just a few light scattered showers at this time but should increase over the course of the morning. that to be aware of if you are planning your drive. in and out of the north bay we've seen a few light scattered showers. now just north of san raphael. sausalito saw a little light rain along i-80 if you're traveling fairfield through vallejo light rain. benicia at this time maybe even a little bit moderate rain at this time. we're not going to see a big heavy downpour out of this system. it is fairly weak. danville and east side of our bay and valley locations seeing a few sprinkles as well. dublin into pleasanton and perhaps fremont. so for today this is pretty much all we're expecting. hit or miss spotty showers. not going to see a lot of accumulation. we'll take a look at what we expect your totals to be coming up in just a moment. satellite view here is 24 hour satellite time lapse. and you can see at the start of it sort of still that ridge in place yesterday. now it is being squashed. pushed off to the east. not a lot of energy with this
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system. but, again, enough to get us wet. low to mid-50s outside the door this morning. 54 hayward. 56 san jose. and afternoon highs just a few lingering showers, below average. 57 pacifica. 61 hayward. 62 fremont. low 60s san jose, morgan hill. extended forecast the week ahead going to be unsettled. we've got dry weather in store for tomorrow. temperatures try to rebound but it won't be for long. take a look at wednesday, thursday, friday. scattered showers in the forecast again on wednesday. coolest day looks to be thursday. we'll be dry most of thursday, most of friday and the weekend looks a little sketchy. partly to mostly cloudy skies and perhaps a few sprinkles. we'll be fine tuning that as we get closer. thank you, rosemary. this week marks one year since the bp oil spill in the gulf of mexico. what scientists are saying about the health of the gulf today. plus a dating website agrees to make criminal background checks. why they say users still might not be safe. good morning. northbound 280 traffic moving
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good morning to you. rainy day mondays get you down i hate to be the bearer of bad news. scattered showers in the forecast today. good morning to you. here's a quick look at top stories we're following for you right now at 5:45. new scheduling rules for air traffic controllers take effect this week. the new rules ordered by the f.a.a. were designed to give the controllers more time off between their shifts so they can stay awake on the job. pg&e reportedly facing a key deadline today that could
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possibly lead to more fines. the san jose mercury news reports state regulators want to hear from pg&e by today about its recordkeeping practices. and the deadline to file your taxes is midnight tonight. if you do plan on mailing your return, be prepared to pay a little more for it. the post office says bigger envelopes with more than four pieces of paper will cost an extra 20 cents for each additional ounce. this week marks one year since the bp oil spill. and scientists say the overall health of the gulf of mexico is nearly back to normal. more than three dozen scientists give the gulf an overall health score that's just about where it was before the spill. however, they also say there are serious concerns such as the mysterious deaths of hundreds of young dolphins and turtles, strangely stained crabs and dead patches on the sea floor. time now 5:46. a 5-year-old wisconsin boy recovering right now after being shot while hunting with
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his father. investigators say another hunter thought the little boy was a turkey. he was sprayed with shotgun pellets from about 40 yards away, but he was able to talk at the scene after being shot. he is expected to survive. the hunter who fired the shot is the one that called 911. authorities say this is a very good gun safety reminder. >> make sure of your target and don't shoot unless you have a positive target on what you're shooting for. obviously a little 5-year-old's not a turkey. >> the wisconsin department of natural resources is investigating what happened. we are following overnight news from the capitol of afghanistan. an afghan soldier opened fire inside the defense ministry building in kabul. the soldier killed two people before being shot and killed in return fire. the taliban has claimed responsibility for that attack. it's believed the afghan soldier may have been targeting a french government official who was scheduled to be in the building at the time of the
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attack. well, this morning's attack comes after a deadly weekend for american troops in afghanistan. the u.s. military now says the five nato troops killed in a suicide bombing on saturday in the eastern part of the country were members of the army's 101st airborne division. the families of the five soldiers have been notified of the death but their identities have not been released. well, in libya the stalemate continues between rebel forces and troops loyal to libyan leader moammar gadafi. fierce fighting continues between the two sides. even with the support of nato air strikes, the rebel forces have been unable to hold the gains made in the weeks of back and forth fighting. it's 5:48. sal, i have a little california roads report for you. >> what? >> on my vacation my family and i rented a motor home. we drove the coast of california to see castle and lego land and that stuff the roads are in such horrible
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shape. 101 and 1, it's amazing how bad the roads are. >> a lot of potholes. >> huge. very rattily. >> wow. all right. now we know. thank you, pam. potholes aren't only a bay area phenomenon. see them here in oakland when i drive to work. unfortunately, you have to watch for those. a lot of road reports come in that cars are damaged by that kind of thing. just be careful out there. be aware they're there. let's go out and take a look at westbound 92 as you head to the high-rise. pretty good getting to the 101 freeway. no major issues here on the peninsula commute or when you get there to the peninsula commute i should say. this is a look at the sun roll grade traffic looks good heading to the south bay. this morning's drive on 101 at 580 in san raphael continues to look good. in the north bay we have a nice commute so far. 5:49. let's go to rosemary. good morning to you. at this moment most of our roadways still dry. we are seeing a little bit of light rainfall along i-80 traveling from fairfield closer to the bay area. vallejo seeing some light rain
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this morning. north bay dry at the moment. but few sprinkles falling earlier san raphael could be picking up a little rain at this time. winds generally light. not a huge breeze pick up with this system. but some of our hills could see winds to 20 miles per hour. the rest of us 10 miles per hour. what are we expecting from this storm? not a whole lot. most of us few one-hundredths to two tenths. north bay hills close to a quarter or maybe half an inch. but temperatures will be cooler. and we'll be plenty gray for today. it's going to feel a little bit more like winter kind of. clouds, light rain expected for your morning. afternoon scattered showers, little breezy at times. by the second half of the afternoon into the evening hours we're already drying out. temperatures sitting in the low to mid-50s this morning. we'll continue right about there through about 7:00 or so. we've got mid-ooze to low 60s for your lunch hour. mid-50s closer to the coast. and then for the inland areas in the low 60s for the afternoon. scattered clouds will be with us for most of the day.
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closer to sunset almost 8:00 these days. we could begin to see those partly cloudy skies. but your extended forecast is unsettled for the week ahead. we're going to be near normal, below normal at times when it comes to our temperatures. overnight lows in the mid-40z. take a look at those highs. rain expected today. dry tomorrow. scattered showers return on wednesday. perhaps a few sprinkles at the start of thursday morning and then we're dry. dry on friday but thursday looks to really be a cool day. 60 degrees barely getting there in some cases. and then for the weekend we continue with this unsettled pattern. partly to mostly cloudy skies, temperatures on the school side maybe even a few scattered showers. we're tracking models and continue to fine tune it closer to the weekend. >> all right. the easter weekend. the national average for a gallon of gas is now $3.83. it has been increasing for the past 26 days. in san francisco triple a reports that a gallon goes for $4.25. in oakland it's $4.20. and in san jose gas averages $4.21 a gallon.
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now besides california, hawaii, new york, illinois, alaska and connecticut are all averaging $4 or more a gallon. users of the dating site will now be checked against the national registry of sex offenders. the company made the decision following a lawsuit filed last week by a woman in los angeles. now she says she was sexually assaulted by a man she met on the website. however, executives say the background checks are flawed because the sex offender data base is unreliable and that users should not develop a false sense of security. listen to this. starting today subway sandwiches will be a little less salty. the restaurant chain plans to cut sodium by 28% from their fresh fit line. they will also cut 15% of the sodium from the sandwiches on the regular menu. this makes subway the first national food chain to make -- or fast food chain that is to make such a large cut in sodium. >> interesting. time now 5:52. the fire evacuations deep in the heart of texas.
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these pictures say it all. who officials say is responsible for starting a wild fire near austin. and like the ever ready bunny he keeps going and going and going. the very latest on the local man who was running across america. where he is today and why he's doing this.
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boy, this was the scene near austin, texas, as dozens of homes were evacuated ahead of a fast moving wild fire. it's just one of several burning in the state. hundreds of firefighters are working to contain them. now one firefighter has been killed. more than 700,000 acres have burned. a homeless man has been charged with starting the fire near austin. authorities believe that it started when his campfire got out of control. davis police are investigating the deaths of a former college baseball player. police say 22-year-old scott fell and hit his head saturday night while at a party celebrating picnic day which is the annual open house at uc davis. he recently graduated from the university with an economics degree and was a volunteer baseball coach at a davis high school. time now 5:56. a local marathon runner is still running across america. he has been running from california to new york city.
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he left in february. he's been running for 75 straight days. so far he's run more than 2100 miles. today he's in indiana. he's hoping to inspire kids to become more active. he should arrive in new york by next month. now if you want to track dean's progress, you can do it online. we've posted a link to his website at just look under web links. all right. coming up on 6:00. let's go back over to sal. any problems in the commute, sal? it's nice and quiet for at least the 5:00 hour it has been. as we look at some of the pictures here northbound 2 0 traffic is off to a nice start getting up to highway 17 and beyond into the west valley. also the morning commute looks good if you're driving on 680. 680 southbound just north of all costa boulevard there is an accident there. traffic is moving along slowly as you approach that. and the morning commute is going to be okay on the san mateo bridge. now let's go back to the desk. all right. thank you, sal. today is deadline day for
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millions of americans the clock is ticking on this deadline day for filing your taxes. some tips to know to get everything done on time. plus marking the anniversary of one of the most devastating events in san francisco history. how this morning's ceremonies made sure the event more than 100 years ago won't be forgotten. widespread gray outside our door. even low clouds hugging the coastline and a few scattered showers falling. we'll tell you what to expect for your monday coming up in a few moments.
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