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situations. >> when we learned the detailed plans about their actions, we turned to that 1969 rule which said under very narrow circumstances you can put public safety above free speech. >> reporter: and now he said this met the legal standard next week, but not during the protest yesterday. i've since talked to the aclu who have gathered information but not yet launched an investigation. eric rasmussen, ktvu channel 2 news. it's been 24 hours since yesterday's protest in san francisco but the anxiety still lingers among some riders. >> i was hesitant to hop on bart today. i came to a meeting and i saw there was security so it was okay. >> it prompted the closure of four downtown stations and sent people into the streets during the rush hour and tens of
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thousands of people were affected. >> we can't let protests disrupt the thousands of people that use bart and the public transportation system every day that rely to get home to pick up their kids and other things. so it's not cool. >> our coverage of the protest continues later on in this newscast. you've heard from bart authorities and part passengers and now at 5:30 we'll hear from others about their response. carlos nava was gunned down last week in oakland. what carlos' father said when he spoke publicly today for the first time. rob? >> reporter: frank, we're outside of saint mary's cemetery where carlos nava has been laid to rest in a day of sadness and support. more than 200 family friends and strangers came to saint bernard's church in east oakland to say goodbye to the
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little boy in the tiny casket, whose death many hope will be a lightning rod for change. today his father spoke publicly for the first time since the shooting. speaking through the translator, he had this message. >> we need to stop the violence, stop the gangs, it doesn't matter what you are, if your black or latino. >> reporter: carlos was killed by a stray bullet during a drive-by shooting eight days ago on international boulevard. he was with his family sitting in his toy car. >> i'm going to miss him. there's no words to describe that. he was really playful. >> reporter: during the funeral carlos' mother called for an end to the violence and saider son will always be with here. one woman who never met carlos' family left the service early and said she was too emotional. >> there is nothing anybody can say, there is nothing anybody can do to make this family feel
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better. nothing. nothing. >> reporter: city councilman fuentez said this ma be a call to action. >> from the mayor to the city council, we have to just not come to the events and mourn people, but we have to enact real tools for the police to do their job. >> thinking of your kids, i'm very thankful for what you did, for the community and what they did for my son. >> reporter: over the weekend local businesses held a car wash which raised more than $20,000, but even though both parents are out of work they say they plan to donate the money to fighting violence and to victims of violence. reporting live in oakland, rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. a second suspect arrested in connection with carlos nava's death is still awaiting extradition. willie torres was set to appear in a las vegas court this morning for a fugitive warrant hearing but he didn't show up. according to a court spokeswoman he was in the jail medical facility at the time of the hearing. she did not say why.
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his next court appearance is rescheduled for thursday. he is not expected to be extradited to the bay area before then. the condition of say seriously injured 9-year-old philadelphia phillies fan has improved enough for him to move. a san francisco general hospital woman said ryan white was flown home to pennsylvania yesterday. his condition is improving but is still in serious condition and will be treated at a hospital in his home state. you may recall white suffered fractures, brain and liver injuries when he was hit after leaving a baseball game at at&t park this month. the hit-and-run suspect, 21- year-old andrew vargas of hayward is being held on $465,000 in bail. a woman suspected of robbing a san francisco bank appears to be connected to two other holdups 6789 we have a surveillance photo to show you at the credit union on buckingham bay. it was robbed twice in july. the same woman robbed a citi bank on irving street
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yesterday. witnesses say she went to the bank, pulled a gun and pointed it at a teller and demanded money. she got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. it's an age old question, should i buy or rent? and more and more these days it seems buying may be cheaper. tom vacar is live in antioch tonight with a perfect example of this. tom? >> reporter: in fact, out here the question is should you buy or rent? well actually in many cases, it's cheaper just to buy it. >> this one is cute. >> reporter: single mom michelle keys is about to do what was once the unattainable -- own a home. why? because rent is much too high in antioch. >> i'm having a hard time finding anything under $1,200 for a two bedroom, one bedroom and houses you don't want to live in. >> reporter: her realtor just informed her that buying is a cheaper alternative. >> and her payment is going to be anywhere from $600 to $900, depending on the price range. >> and then to find out that you save hundreds of dollars
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and you're pets are welcome with you, you don't have to worry about moving again, it's a wonderful feeling. >> she's going to have her tax writeoff and its hers. she's not paying someone else's mortgage, for less than rent. >> reporter: for closure broker, jeffman showed us this home that sold for $555,000 at the peak and today it's priced at $189,000. >> this is a three bedroom, two bath home and would rent between $1,600 and $1,700 per month. if you would buy this property, it would run you $1,200 a month with taxes and insurance on a fixed 30 year loan. $400 or $500 less than rent. >> reporter: but can you get a loan these days? >> if you have a work history of two years, you don't even need the sizable down payment. >> it's easier to buy the home than rent the home. and we're excited. it's exciting. >> reporter: now the big
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exceptions to this trend, cities proper such as san francisco, new york and seattle proper where rent is much cheaper. but in most suburbs it is cheaper to buy. fancy that. reporting live, consumer editor, tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. >> and we are going to look closely at the trickle down of those low interest rates tonight at 6:00. the special deals that homeowners are working out to take advantage of the historically low interest rates. republican presidential candidate rick perry today took a swipe at the chairman of the federal reserve. texas governor make a stop in iowa today and said ben bernanke would be treated pretty ugly down in texas if he decided to print more money to influence the election. >> i mean printing more money to play politics at this particular time in american history is almost treasonous, in my opinion. >> the white house was quick to
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jump on governor perry's comment. dave carney said threatening the fed chairman is probably not a good idea. the global rating agency situation said it will keep the rating on u.s. debt of highest grade of triple-a. it said the outlook is stable because of the nation's flexible, diversified and wealth economy and the ability to adjust to changes in the marketplace. on august 5th standard and poor's downgraded the u.s. credit rating from tripal a to double-a plus. moody has the highest grade but said the outlook is negative. and fellow business leaders are closing their checkbooks until washington gets it's act together. howard schultz sent an e-mail urging his peers to hold off on political contributions until the government comes up with a long-term debt plan. he said more are interested in being elected than doing what is best for the country. he has also forwarded the schultz letter to the company
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listed on the nasdaq. u.s. stocks fell today after three days of gains. a meeting between the heads of france and germany failed to calm fears about the debt problem. the dow was down 77 points to 11,406. the nasdaq was down 32 points to 2523. we have new information about the final moments of the life of this little girl who was kidnapped by her father. and back here in ten minutes i'll have your forecast that includes a little bit of warming, especially in the inland cities. i'll show you which ones.
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we have breaking news tonight from san francisco where there is a wet mess right now. david stevenson is live on market street now. so david, what is going on there? >> reporter: well, frank, we've watched this unfold since 4:40. take a look between the trolley and the bus passing by, you can
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see a ladder truck and people standing out in front of 799 market. behind that building, we have videotape of this, there is a pipe that has burst and is flooding out of a second story building. this building houses a shopping center on its first and second floor and at about 4:45 this afternoon people began streaming out of that store and we're told the managers began evacuating people from the eight-story building because of the burst pipe. firefighters arrived on the scene shortly after, followed by the police department. they went into the back of the building to figure out where the pipe burst and began to work to contain it. people gathered out on the sidewalk waiting to see how soon they can get back into the building. you can see them standing outside of the building right now. we've seen a number of employees wearing customary blue shirts go streaming down the sidewalk to go in. but this is happening at rush hour. you can see the ladder truck is blacking one lane of traffic. it has slowed traffic down a little bit along the street,
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but so far the commute has not been so bad. from what we've seen of inside the store, it does not appear that the store itself was flooded. most of the water was streaming out of a second floor vent in an alley behind the building. it appears the fire department will pack up soon. it could be a sign they've been able to contain the water. the next point -- the thing happening will be figuring out why that burst and whether the clean-up will require closing down the building. we've been monitoring this since it began at 4:45 and we'll keep an eye on it and let you know if it results in the building being closed longer for this evening. reporting live in san francisco, david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. >> david, is this water used for drinking fountains or is this sewage water? do you know what kind of water this is? >> it appeared to be water linked to a second floor valve. now whether that would be water
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used to fight a fire in this building, it did not appear to be sewage water. what we saw of the spray, if you are very clean, firefighters didn't be concerned about contaminants coming from the water. it could be water used for the sprinkler system but for now we don't have confirmation on that. >> and again the traffic situation there on market what, is going on there? >> reporter: well take a look, frank. you can still see the fire truck is still in the lane of traffic. so far it hasn't been much of a problem. it appears to be moving fairly -- as normals you would expect here and a lot of traffic is foot traffic and that's slowed where the situation has been taking place for the last half hour or so frank. >> david stevenson telling us about a water break on the ross dress for less in downtown san francisco. thank you, david. good news for commuters, gas prices are following to between $80 and $90 and the
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price at the pump is coming down. nationwide prices have dropped 10 cents a gallon in the last month. today the average price for a gallon of regular is $3.58. here in the bay area it is higher. the price in san francisco coming in at $3.83 and in san jose $3.73 and in oakland $3.72. all lanes of highway 101 in san mateo are open for the commute but that wasn't the case earlier today. a big rig crash shut down three lanes for six hours during the morning commute. the chp said speed may have been a factor in causing the truck's load to shift. the truck overturned and its load of scrap metal spilled on to the roadway. >> the second tractor-trailer caused a traffic collision that occurred at this connector. >> the truck driver was not hurt in that crash. the grand father of a kidnapped sacramento area
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toddler is speaking out about the death of his son and granddaughter. the father of mora shaman told the sacramento bee that his son and daughter died of carbon monoxide poisoning but the koraner has -- the coroner has not confirmed that. the bodies were found on saturday in a rural county. he kidnapped the girl during a bitter custody fight with the mother. and in marin county, there is more. park rangers say visitors want to see the setting of the new movie the rise of the planet of the apes, the film opening last friday. it features intelligence chimpanzees that are attacking cars on the golden gate bridge. photos from the site were used to recreate the scene. officials say more than 1300 people have been riding the shuttles on weekend days, it's
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up by 200 a day since before the film opened. a surgery being performed on a clamoth gray while who was stranded in the river for more than a month. the female whale died at about 4:00 a.m. after being beached on a sand bar. they were heading to alaska when somehow they ended up lost in the river. the calf swam back out to sea last month. >> a rejection of a plan to turn millions of gallons of salt water from san francisco bay into drinking water. the marin water district was granted approval for a $1.5 million project but the judge's decision said the environmental project was flawed. water district officials say it meets state requirements. yesterday here at 5:00 bill martin told us to expect a
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slight warm-up and i think we're feeling it already. >> inland it came up a couple of degrees. coastal sections, some of them came down a couple of degrees so it balances out to a net zero. cooler coastside and we can look at the fog as live storm tracker 2 see it's and nothing here that's much of a surprise, especially out toward daly city and pacifica. we'll come in close to the panhandle of golden gate park. plenty of fog there toward lake merced, you see the fog. fog and low clouds at the olympic club. and toward downtown san francisco it focuses in on you, by the ballpark you can see you have clear skies. the temperatures are in the 60s on that side of town. that's why they built the ballpark there because i'll tell you what, that is a big change from the climate out there at candlestick park. right now in fairfield it's 90 degrees. 89 in concord. a nice day, definitely warmer inland. it is not hot, this is not a heat wave. but it is nice.
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it's summer-like than some of the numbers we saw last week and the week before. heat in the valley, finally temperatures in the sacramento valley into the mid-90s in the hot spots. still have a nice on-shore push of moist myrrh an air. if the winds weren't coming this way, the fire danger would be really high this time of year as you know. and the green represents an on- shore push of wind and that means the air coming off the ocean. the fog is back, it wasn't back this time last night but it is back now. so tomorrow morning when you wake up there will be plenty of fog. and then the fog spreads inland and we have to keep pointing to our friends in the avenues. outer sunset, a lot of people live out here and i'll tell you what, it has been one cool summer with a lot of drizzle and a lot of fog. there is twin peaks right here. that is the cutoff for the real fog and the cool. but the fog has been easily getting over twin peaks in the morning toward knowy valley. so when i come back, i'll see you here at 5:45 we'll have the
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forecast for your temperature where you live and i'll let you know if this pattern, which has been persistent, will break any time soon. republican presidential candidate michelle bachmann had a little oops moment today in south carolina. >> before we get started, let's all say happy birthday to elvis presley today. happy birthday. >> well unfortunately it's not actually his birthday. it is the anniversary of his death. someone in the spartanberg crowd loudly corrected her but she plowed on. she often played elvis music before her rallies and she later corrected herself while speaking with reporters. the struggle over the 49er stadium will land with the city council tonight and what they are expected to agree to to keep the money flowing for the project. and the new move the city of san francisco is making to attract certain tourists. and lost and found. the unexpected place where a
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stolen rembrandt was discovered. new at 6:00, fighting words. >> these attacks are unfounded, not true, and ungodly. >> the facts speak for themselves. >> why a prominent bay area leader accused of making racist remarks is not backing down. and what homeowners are doing to save thousands of dollars and whether it's a good option for you. and a car drove right into this lagoon in belmont and neighbors say it's not the first time its happened. >> tonight on ktvu news at 6:00. okay, kids, we can record one more show. who should get it? i really love jennifer. yeah, she's great. yeah. yeah. kyle's got that thick head of hair. and that should be rewarded. okay, moment of truth. on "three," say which kid you love the most. ooh, fun, yeah. one, two, three. jennifer. jennifer. whoa. wow. she's so pretty. yeah. or we give it to kyle. it's really all he's got.
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santa clara city council is expect dod agree to a plan to give the state millions of dollars to keep using redevelopment money for the proposed 49ers stadium. state lawmakers recently voted to dissolve redevelopment agencies unless cities agree to reimburse the state with some of that revenue. that option could cost santa clara about $11 million this year and close to $3 million
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every year after that. but it would also allow the city to use about $40 million in redevelopment funds that it has promised to put toward the stadium. drums and dancers all took center stage in san francisco today. the mayor and a large hotel chain launched a new initiative that caters to chinese tourists. [ music ] >> tourism is still our number one revenue-generating business in san francisco and in the bay area. >> mayor ed lee and hilton hotels unveiled the new program today. the program features services and amenities and food geared to chinese visitors. it's rolling out at 50 hotels in 13 countries, including several in san francisco and the south bay. mayor lee said the silty is working to attract -- the city is working to attract chinese travelers through a china-u.s. program. >> our next move is to have one of the major banks come here because we need the
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transactional business that can occur, in addition to the solar companies and the china rail companies that are here and they are visiting several different departments. >> mayor lee said as federal dollars dry up they must attract different investor and chinese business could provide those funds. mayor would like to see other san francisco hotels reach out to other visitors such as southeast asia, japan and south america to make them feel more welcome. that stolen rembrandt worth a quarter of a million dollars was found in a church 20 miles away from where it was stolen in southern california. it was found there and we don't know how it got there. the police showd it off at a news conference today. the framed drawing was on an easel in the lobby of the ritz carlton in marina del rey when it was stolen over the weekend. the print is part of an exhibit
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sponsored by san francisco's linearis program. and now you can reed notes and drawing of davinci now on the i pad. they are written in the mirror writing, left handed and moving from right to left. this is the first work that the british library has launched in its e-book treasure series. there will be 75 titles over the next two years. next up is alice's adventures underground, that's the original version of alice's adventures in wonderland. passengers, protestors and bart workers share their frustrations in the wake of a protest. and is this a crime deterrent or a bit of big brother. where cameras are going up in the bay area and who is watching them.
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lingering frustration for bart riders and calls for an independent inquiry from within the transit agency. and tonight it's a much different situation than it was yesterday at this time after the protests you saw unfold live here on ktvu channel 2 news. david stevens is live now in san francisco where he learned the full fall-out of what happened yesterday. >> reporter: the station behind me was one of the four stations temporarily shut down during yesterday's protest. 24 hours later there was still angry and frustration among riders and employees. jangled nerves made many think twice about buying a ticket today. >> i was hesitant about hopping on bart today. i came for a meeting and i see there is security so i thought
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it was okay. [ chanting ] >> reporter: four stations were temporarily shut down on monday during a protest sponsored by the internet hackers group known as anonymous. >> we have tens of thousands of customers impacted by this in one way or another. some people missing flights, losing business. >> reporter: protestors didn't respond to our request for interviews by train operators are calling for unindependent inquiry in the wake of a computer system crash and cutting cell service during the protest last week. >> our public deserves to be safe and the absence of good decision-making from the inside, someone from the outside needs to come in and say what are you doing. >> management needs to address it and in ternally we'll take care of it. >> reporter: riders support free speech but concern how protests are affecting the commute. >> people have to get home to
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pick up their kids and other things. so it's not cool. >> reporter: bart said damage during yesterday's protest was limited to a roll-down embarcadero station door. they report no arrests were made. reporting live in san francisco, david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. more than 800 layoffs could be on the way at the state department of corrections. the sacramento bee is reporting that the department is planning to make the job cuts by september of 2013. 533 parole agents are included in the cut. the budget signed by governor brown in june shifts some of the parole duties to local governments. the city of gilroy is hoping a new high-tech tool will help keep crime at bay. as kraig debro explains, this is just the beginning of the city plan but already not everybody is on board. >> reporter: this reflection from the camera's plastic covering gives you an idea the image can produce. reflection shows sue's cafe,
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one of the many downtown places kerry covington has worked in the last 30 years but she's not sure cam are you -- the cameras are the best answer. a group of downtown businesses came up with the idea. saying that the there is a perception that downtown gilroy could be dangerous. >> it is just negative activity. >> reporter: the images will be transmitted wi-fi back to police headquarters and dispatchers can monitor what they see and direct officers to the scene of the crime. frank said he hopes the cameras can stop the small-time vandalisms that cost him big. >> you have to replace a window, $600. >> reporter: another business owner said the loss of privacy rights is a much higher price to pay. >> the problem is it seems like for the greater good, we're giving up more and more liberties and i'm troubled with that. >> reporter: the camera at 5th
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and monterey is a test raw. if it passes the test, other tests will be set up downtown. police and businesses decided to put the camera here because they found over a six-month period a high percentage of crimes happened in this section of downtown. the test is also a way to make sure that the joint partnership didn't spend $300,000 on fixed cameras only to find out they didn't work. kraig debro, ktvu channel 2 news. president rolled his barn storming bus trip into iowa today and took time to respond to some republican challenges. the president held a town hall meeting boosting rural business and also answered questions from cnn's wolf blitzer and responded to republican rick perry's comment that u.s. troops want a president who has served in the armed forces. >> everybody who runs for president, it probably takes them time before they start realizing that this isn't like running for governor or senator or running for congress and you have to be a little more
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careful about what you say. >> the president also reacted to a comment that republican mitt romney made when a heckler at the iowa state fair called for taxing corporations, romney said, corporations are people too. in response, the president said corporations are vital to american life, but that he's thinking about the average american. >> ultimately we've got to look at what is good for ordinary people, how do we create jobs, how to create economic growth. >> tomorrow the president plans to take his bus tour to his home state of illinois where he is scheduled to visit some farming communities there. texas governor rick perry also was in iowa today, attacking president obama's record on the economy. >> when you have one in six of the work-eligible americans who don't have a job, that is not a recovery. that's an economic disaster. >> governor perry toured a roofing company in cedar rapids
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and also pushed for less government regulation of private sector businesses. republican congresswoman michelle bachmann campaigned in south carolina taking a swipe at warren buffet's call for higher taxes on the rich. >> the president's friend warren buffet just came out and said all of the billionaires should be paying more money. i have a suggestion, mr. buffet, write a big check today. there is nothing you have to wait for. >> after her big win in iowa, she's launching a fundraising drive this weekend. her campaign team has gained some staffers who left newt gingrich weeks ago. several of the candidates filed personal financial disclose you are statements perfect with the federal election commission. mitt romney is the wealthiest with a net worth of between 190 and $250 million and batch man is worth up to $2.1 million and
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president obama reported $2.2 million to $7.5 million. and what you drink can lower your risk to dementia. and what is happening to cats and dogs that drew these protestors to san francisco today. and it's true, being a couch potato isn't good for your health but tonight we're looking at just how bad it is.
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animal rights activists protested outside of south korean consulates an embassies. they are protesting the black market dog and cat meat trade, saying that $2 million are electrocuted, strangled or beaten to death every year for food. >> those are pictures of the protestors gathered in san francisco today. the group in defense of animals presented 15,000 signed petitions asking the government to strengthen the existing laws to stopping the slaughter of cats and dogs for consumption. social media company may have to get rid of neighbors before coming here. residents near the san francisco mart building say the building next door is infested with rats. the health department has
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labeled 1411 market street a vector forver min. neighbors say they have complained for years and that twitter's move next to them may help. and scientists in australia found that people that watched an average of 6 hours of tv a day lived five years less than people who never watch tv. they say a person's life span decreased by 22 minutes for every hour of tv watched. researchers say the tv itself is not causing this. they point to bad habits associated with too much tv such as poor eating and a lack of exercise. >> loyola university researchers say a wine study going back to 1977 were less likely to develop clots and may help blood flow to the brain. a chartered jet just landed
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an hour ago. paul chambers is live at sfo, and paul, this is no typical summer vacation and these are not typical children? >> reporter: that is correct. i took over their bus. there is about 130 very happy kids that i want to introduce you to here. they are really excited. it's their first trip here to the bay area. now they were greeted by a water cannon salute by the fire department, and children for all over the world are chronically ill. their charter plane is equipped with oxygen tasks, and was used by 37 of the children during the flight. now this is the largest group of kids of courage has had and all 420 people made the cos country voyage because for every one child there is two volunteer care givers. and this is a much-needed trip because it is their opportunity to be with peers.
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>> they don't have a opportunity to share the same diagnosis with kids their age so it's empowering for them. >> we don't have to worry about being judged. >> and we never get to see each other besides this, altogether, so it's always best. >> it's like a reunion. >> reporter: and the group will take the seven charter buses and they are in store for a lot of fun. they'll head to some bay area top spots including alcatraz and six flags and will see an a's game. the buses are still here but they are in for a lot of fun. live at sfo, i'm paul chambers, ktvu channel 2 news. the president wants to help the farming industry. so how do bay area and california farms fit into that picture? will farms here get a boost? that story is coming up. and i'm back in less than 10 minutes. we have fog out there. and it is slightly warmer. will it be warmer tomorrow? i'll show you which cities should warm up.
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new at 6:00, fighting words. >> these are attacked unfounded, not true and ungodly. >> i'll let the facts speak for themselves. >> why a bay area leader accused of making racist remarks is not backing down. and exploring whether this is a good option for you. >> a car drove into this lake in belmont and neighbors say this is not the first time its happened.
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home sales in the bay area cooled last month, despite a drop in prices. mda data quick blamed this on economic uncertainty. the company said potential homeowners were too worried about the economy to buy. bay area home sales dropped 13.9% in july they say, compared to june. sales of homes that cost more than half a million dollars dropped 25%. prices also dropped down an average of 7%. president obama today launched a new white house program to give rural america a
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financial jump start. >> the rural economy is still not as strong as it could be and that's why i created a rural counsel to look for ways to promote jobs and opportunity right now. >> the president unveiled the new rural initiative plans in iowa but can a new federal program make a difference to the bay area agriculture community? we spoke with local farmers wondering how the rural initiatives will help them. >> reporter: gasia, while the president tours the corn fields in iowa, bay area and california farmers say the farm fields here could use some of his attention. many california farmers say it has been a tough year so far. erratic weather and the economy has put production. pete eye ello in santa clara county would like to see the president funnel business toward california farmers by
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giving them a chance to supply government-backed programs such as school nutrition programs. >> i'm not asking for any hand- outs from the government but help with some of the other programs which help us inadvertently and the collective grower community here in california would be welcome. >> reporter: but farmers we talked to, including the van dyke family in gilroy don't think the president or any past president pictures california farmers when discussing the farming industry. peter van dyke said corporate farmers in iowa and the midwest have much more influence than specialized family farms here. >> i think it all has to do with lobbying. that's where the money is. a guy like me can't spend $100,000 to get my word into congress or the president. >> we tend to have higher cost of doing business, higher land values, higher cost of living and we tend to get priced out of the support programs. >> reporter: so farmers here aren't expecting much relevant news about the president's trip
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through the midwest. but instead we'll have to wait to see if money toward the government-backed problemse programs make it here to california. robert honda, ktvu channel 2 news. helping veterans in pat tillman's name. arizona state university unveiled the pat tillman center. it will give support to vets and students. he gave up his nfl career to join the military after soil. he was killed by friendly fire in 2004 while serving in afghanistan as an army ranger. the army awarded him the silver star. in the news room with the stories we're working on at 6:00. julie. >> frank, a car runs off a road and into a belmont lagoon. what a witness told us about what may have caused the crash and how it could shed light on a dangerous street trend. plus low interest rates are prompting more bay area residents to refinance their home loans. why many won't pay less but will get much more out of the deal.
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and san francisco police say they are on the lookout for a serial bike thief. the neighborhood that's becoming a repeat target. these stories and much more coming up in 10 minutes. residents say they are scared when they saw a mountain lion strolling down a street in san mateo county. it was spotted in woodside. when it comes to mountain lions, don't approach them and avoid hiking or jogging at dawn or dusk because that's when they tend to be most active. and bill we talked about the increasing temperatures inland but a lot of folks are seeing cooler weather. >> along the coast, a degree or two cooler. just a slight difference along the coast but warmer inland. and that's where we go again tomorrow. so your forecast as we head outside with the fog along the coast, which is thickening up as you can see here, it's already across -- well heck it's coming into the south of market area and moving in there, toward the ballpark. and you can see it rapping
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around this area here, that's twin peaks. so it's wrapping around twin peaks and coming in earth side. so it's that time of night where the fog is pushing inland. tomorrow morning you know it will be there. and then tomorrow afternoon, the high pressure has a little bit more of an influence inland. and so temperatures there will make it into the low 90s again today -- or tomorrow. we did have some low 90s today. temperatures tomorrow in the upper 40s at the cool spots and then most of us in the 50s. the fog forecast model stops at 2:00 a.m. and then there is your seven- day fog footprint. that is not significant. and that's why i'm anticipating more warmth inland, into the high clouds you see coming in from the south, some monsoonal moisture, thin layer and filtered sunshine in the afternoon hours. so tomorrow starts off like today. with the fog tomorrow should be warmer inland, about the same at the coast. in the extended forecast, it
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cools off just in time for the bay area weekend. you know the fire danger is not on the head of the newscast or the front page of the newspaper and that's because the weather is mild. the heat is still here in the central valley and that's where it stays for the next few days. out toward fairfield, that's hot. napa just 82. look at pittsburgh, antioch and brentwood, 93 in livermore. 92 in pleasanton. so kind of warm out there. and now along the coast, it's cooler around the bay. 70s and low 80s. downtown san jose about 83 degrees. so a nice weather forecast, beautiful summer day tomorrow as we head into thursday -- or wednesday and thursday, more of the same, and then we'll get a five-day forecast here with your weekend always in view. and you'll see the temperatures tend down. that is the change -- the weekend may see some drizzle as well. >> and the kids going back to school in the bay area. it's like they missed summer. >> you are hearing a little bit of it wasn't that hot but the
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firefighters are appreciating it. >> thank you, bill. what americans are doing in record numbers when it comes to their credit cards. plus making changes. the clothing one high school student has collected and what she's doing with it and why.
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card debt. according to credit reporting agency transunion, the percentage of credit card users who are more than 3 months late on payments are slightly more than one-half of 1% and that's a 17-year low. a teenager from the east bay who wanted to make a difference is now opening her heart and her closet. spearheading a clothing drive for teen-agers in need. >> my dad's friend adopted someone -- a kid and he was about 13 and he got his own bed and he started crying and he just had nothing his whole life and i figured that i wanted to be a part of that and help someone else who doesn't have anything. >> laura graham attended bishop high school in oakland. last fall she launched one closet, it's a nonprofit group dedicated to matching up needy young folks with gently-used or new clothes. she and another teenager from piedmont high school ended up collecting 455 items of clothing and today they delivered them to a very appreciative oakland boys and girls club.
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>> the first week of school, you want to feel that you have new clothes, going to school knowing they have more school clothes that they can feel confident in. >> laura gave a shout out to plato's closet that helped spread the word. and her one closet is filling up again already. about an hour ago we talked with her and her mom and they met two women in pleasanton this afternoon who were headed to a consignment shop with new or almost new clothing. their kids had outgrowth them but they gave them to laura instead. bart officials insist they were within their rights to cut off cell phone service in anticipation of a protest. the legal defense they are lodging.
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he needs to apologize to mr. mohammad. >> race relations get tense in san francisco. the political battle now turning bitter over this man's new job. good evening. i'm frank sommerville. >> and i'm julie haener. allegations of racism are being batted around san francisco's
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city hall tonight. new at 6:00, ktvu channel 2 news sal castaneda is live in san francisco that involve city leaders and the race for mayor. sal? >> reporter: well julie, we just spoke with a mayor spokeswoman and she said mayor ed lee is standing by his appointment of mohammed nuru but it has led to charges of racism. >> he needs to apologize to mr. mohammed nuru. >> reporter: amos brown, head of the naacp called a man racist after he was appointed active director of the department of public works. they say his appointment is cronyism and raises questions. >> his quality doesn't allow him to


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