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firefighters are at the scene of a two-alarm fire in hayward. coming up we'll have a live incompetent view with the latest information. >> convicted serial killer wesley shermantine writes another letter, the new information he is now revealing about his victims and who else he says took part in the killings. >> and the leader of islam set to speak at uc berkeley. why he was invited and the controversy his appearance is
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causing. good morning. welcome to mornings on 2. it's saturday, march 10th. a little bit of rain is on the way this weekend. rosemary joining you news for with a quick look at what is happening. good morning, rosemary. >> good morning to you! and the major changes today, the cooldown. from five to 10 degrees expected for the afternoon, we've got clouds outside our door this morning, and we are off to a chilly start. we'll look at your current conditions and talk about the rain coming up in just a few moments. and we begin with break news. crews on the scene right now of a big fire in hayward. allie rasmus just got to the scene. and we understand several businesses are affected. >> reporter: that's right. this is the intersection of jackson and watkins in hayward this. is where the fire started, around 5:45 this morning. the flames are gone, the smoke is gone, you can still see some firefighters on the roof of
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this building. traffic is affected, but we have a ward firefighter telling us what exactly happened here this morning. >> yes, good morning. to your viewers at home, we've had two fires today, thought is second one this morning. this broke out at 5:45 a.m. this first of all came in we thought with smoke from a strip mall upon arrival we ended up having flames through the roof, which appeared for the strip mall showing which is an outbuilding behind the strip mall. every effort was put into place to save the mall. behind the structure is not a plastering and apparently they have a warehouse full of items. that's completely burned through. firefighters are sifting through the rubble, looking for hot spots, making sure the fire does not extend anywhere. but the good thing about this is that nobody was on scene at the time, so there were no injuries. firefighters did not sustain injuries. this did go to a second alarm.
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the fire department called for mutual aid through alameda county to backfill the fair stations. >> so one business severely damaged but four others that share the same building have some damage as well. have you talked to the owners? >> the owners of the donut factory is on his way. the owner of nava plastering is on his way and should be here momentarily. but we don't have any other owners that have arrived yet. subway is still obviously damaged. we don't expect any of these businesses to open today. >> and the plastering company, that appears to be where the fire started. >> we center no idea what triggered it. it's obvious it started that that location, as that has the serious amount of burn through on the heavier beams. >> so what is the next step for fire investigators? >> yes, we have one friar investigator on scene now
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taking pictures and documenting the scene because it could be possible crime scene, so we want to make sure it's fully documented. weapon also have two other investigators on their way from eden hospital, from a previous fire this morning where we had two badly, one critically burned victims in the early morning fire on k street. >> thank you very much for updating us on what is going on here. we're going to continue to stay here on the story this morning, but the latest is that two- alarm fire. it's now under control but happened in the strip mall behind us. five businesses damaged in this. coming up we will have some video of the flames, some witnesses said the flames appear to be pretty high. 25 to 30 feet in the air. we'll have that video and what some people who saw the fire had to say about it. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. also new this morning, as he mentioned we're following another fire there in hayward. it's a house fire that broke out at a single story home on the 300 block of 8th street.
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two people written side at the time. they suffered burns and smoke inhalation. both of them had to be taken to eden medical center. the cause of that fire is still under investigation. happening right now, utility crew is working to restore power to a san leandro neighborhood. around 4 this morning a car slammed into a pole on the 1700 block of manor boulevard. power was knocked out to 500 pg&e customers. there's no word on when power will be restored. the driver was taken to eden medical center. police are check to go see if alcohol was a factor in the crash. police are investigating a deadly shooting in san francisco's mission district. it happened on 23rd and shot well street last night. police say they found a 39-year- old man fatally shot inside a car there. his car had also crashed into another unoccupied vehicle. right now there is no information on a suspect. overnight, oakland police recovered a damaged car left at the scene of an illegal street race. officers received numerous reports of revved up engines
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and screeching tires. police believe the street race stretch from the port of oakland to the area of third and adeline streets. officers chased a vehicle suspected to be involved in the street race but they gave up the high-speed pursuit as it left the city. the chp picked up the chase and arrested a suspect. nation of islam leader louis farrakhan is set to speak at uc berkeley in two hours. if a petition is circulating in protest of his scheduled appearance. farrakhan is due to speak at 9 a.m. at the coalition conference. he has been criticized for controversial and racially charged statements he's made in the past. uc berkeley black student union says it invited farrakhan because of his ability to inspire african-american students. today a group of students will begin a,000 mile walk to washington, d.c. to convince lawmakers to pass a federal dream act. the walk begins at noon on the golden gate bridge and includes
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a stop in u-c berkeley for a rally with jose vargas, the journalist who recently revealed that he is an illegal immigrant. california's dream act allows undocumented high school graduates to receive financial aid if they seek citizenship. tomorrow marks the first anniversary of one of worst disasters in history. close to 20 though people in the japan earthquake and tsunami. coming up in just about seven minutes, the challenges still ahead, and the number 6 people still live in temporary lousing one year later and the effect it could have on california. dozens of uc berkeley students displaced from their apartment, amp a devastating fire are back home. four buildings caught fire early thursday morning. even though it was furlough friday, the city expedited a permit to let crews demolish the back half of burned-out structure. tenants in the yellow tagged buildings were allowed back in by late afternoon yesterday. some students had escaped the fire with only the clothes on
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their backs. >> we thought we wouldn't come back until monday, so to be back is great i guess, and yeah, good to be sitting on our beds again. >> investigators say the fire appears to be accidental and that it started on the ground level and closet, which housed water heaters. damage is estimated at more than a million dollars. investigators say remnants of a drug lab likely caused a house fire in mill valley. flames were seen coming from the home thursday morning. authorities found marijuana and suspicious materials inside including hundreds of butane cans. female resident is accused of converting marijuana to hash oil. 53-year-old ramona has been arrested on suspicion of manufacturing a substance. that fire caused $400,000 in damage. one of so-called speed freak killers now says the group of men committed more than 70 murders. wesley shermantine is on death row and sent a second letter to a sacramento tv station
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claiming he is partner lauren herzog and an unidentified third man killed 72 people. hundreds of bones from dozens of victims have been recovered at an abandoned well. in his latest letter he mention the killing of a pregnant black woman. his first letter stated he knew where his victims were buried. a second person is under arrest in connection with an amber alert issued from mendocino county. police arrested leonard tuttle yesterday afternoon. officers say he abducted his ex- girlfriend's daughters. a 45-year-old woman was also arrested but her relationship with tuttle is unclear at this time. an amber alert was issued and he was arrested after a driver saw his car northbound on highway 101. officials say the girls were not hurt. new this morning, president obama is defending his administration from republicans who continue to demand the u.s. allow more oil drilling to help
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lower the price of gas. he made those comments in ace weekly online video address. >> under my administration, oil production in america is at an eight-year high. we've quadrupled the number of operating rigs and opened millions of acres for growing. but you and i both know that with only 2% of the world's oil reserves we can't just drill our way to lower gas prices. >> president taped his address yesterday at a rolls-royce engine plan in virginia. the same day the february jobs report showed the economy added 233,000 jobs. the bay area job market shows signs of improvement. the tribune reports the region added nearly 14,000 jobs in january. the majority coming from the east and south bays. growth factors include administrationer retail and construction. the bay area unemployment rate about a percent in january and that's compared to 2011. we can't complain about the stretch of weather we've had. it's been beautiful all february, march.
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but that stretch is about to end starting tomorrow? >> yes, we've been pretty spoiled last couple days. today not too bad. will you notice it will be cooler, cloudier, and next week is going to be a wet one. we'll get much-needed rain, a dumping of snow in the mountains. so it's on its way! let's look at what is happening outside our doors this morning. we've got low clouds this morning and high clouds above them, associated with just a weak disturbance that's beginning to change our weather. we've got a westerly breeze out at sfo. last couple days had that northeasterly breeze meaning offshore no longer the case. onshore breeze, nice sea breeze coming in, fairfield reporting 16 miles per hour and again you can see a mix of clouds out there with peeks of sunshine in between. still a chilly start in santa rosa. the clouds usually help to offset some cooling and that happened this morning. but still a chilly one in some areas. 45 concord. mid to upper 40s san francisco. oakland 48 with light winds and upper 40s in areas right around
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san jose the satellite radar, so here we go. you can see the clouds that are overhead right here on the satellite. we have a weak front right off the coast here. we are looking at a series of storms. the first will cool us down, bring us cloudy weather. we're looking at rain by tomorrow morning. and then monday into tuesday and lasting through at least friday on and off rain in the forecast. take a look here. so we're waking up with partly to mostly cloudy skies. little clearing in the afternoon by 4, increasing clouds once again. here comes that rain. while we sleep it's moving into california, and tomorrow morning at this time maybe tracking some rain over the north bay. we're now into sunday, 7 a.m. partly to mostly cloudy skies over rest of the bay area. slides south of the golden gate by 10:00 or so and then scattered showers in the forecast for your sunday. so if you have to be out doing some errands, today may be the day. it's monday morning, we start out dry but the next system beginning to roll in, looks like by the afternoon. rainshowers developing for monday. so for today, we're cooler, a
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mix of clouds. westerly breeze is back. afternoon highs from 5 to 10 degrees cooler than what we saw on friday. 65 expected this afternoon for santa rosa. 61 san rafael. 59 in the city. look at the coast. pacifica 56 expected for the afternoon. mid-60s and antioch, pleasanton. 66 down over into san jose. so a nice day even fairly mild out interest. not too bad. just not as good as we've had it. look at the weekend forecast. scattered sprinkles tomorrow. remember, we switch, we spring regard for tomorrow morning. daylight saving time. monday, tuesday, wednesday i've got rain on the icon every day. may get breaks in between but much-needed rain is on the way. if you're headed to the sierra, we'll have the forecast coming up. pg&e is venting a gas pipeline in oakland right now people who live in the area may notice the smell of gas. pg&e says there is no reason for concern because the gas is
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not harmful and it should dissipate pretty quickly. a san francisco man already facing charges for opposing doctor is now facing new charges. what one woman is accuse of him of doing. one year around the tsunami hit japan causing millions of dollars in damage, even out of santa cruz harbor, what is being repaired and what still needs to be fixed. plus an oregon man behind bars for sending dozens of letters filled with a white powder to congress and the media. what his neighbors are saying about him. but first, let's give you a life look outside, 280 in san jose. just a bit further down from there highway patrol is cleaning up a rollover accident on southbound 85 at camden dev. so if you're headed out, keep an eye out for that one. you're watching mornings on 2.
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good morning to you!
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high clouds mixed with low clouds across bay area this morning. rain in the forecast by tomorrow! tomorrow mark the anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in japan. the disaster killed nearly 20,000 people in northeastern japan. it also triggered the worst nuclear crisis since chernomyrdin. today on the eve of the anniversary, japanese leaders blame themselves for not responding quickly enough and for not organizing relief efforts in a timely manner. >> it's encouraging to see how far they have come. but it's going to be many years before things are really resolved. and i think there are a lot of challenges ahead as to how you rebuild some of these towns. >> a year later nearly 800 people are still living in evacuation centers. 300,000 people are in temporary homes. in addition it's expected later this year that the pacific ocean will carry debris from the japan disaster to the shores of california and the rest of the west coast. the effects of the tsunami were
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felt in santa cruz. damage from the surge costs millions of dollars to repair. more than 100 boat owners have received financial assistance and two new docks have been built. but boat owners are quick to point out the real cost of the disaster. >> this was inconvenient for our yacht harbor. but the things that happened in japan were devastating those people. people lost their lives, their home and the power plant and all that, just that's the real issue. >> santa cruz harbor officials say they still need repair, an additional 20 docks, something they expect to be doing this time next year. there are at least two events held in the bay area this weekend to remember the victims of the japanese earthquake and tsunami. there is a remembrance vigil at the ui senior center in san jose beginning at 5 tonight. any donations collected at that vigil will go directly to japanese relief efforts. and there is also an event in japan town, peace plaza in san francisco at 2:00 tomorrow. a moment of silence will be
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observed at 2:46 p.m., the moment the disaster struck japan. in our election 2012 coverage, it's caucus day in kansas, but g.o.p. front-runner mitt romney is skipping the state and focusing on the south. the former massachusetts governor spent yesterday campaigning in mississippi. that state with alabama will hold primaries this upcoming tuesday. romney's campaign is trying to lower expectations, saying he is the underdog. meanwhile, newt gingrich says he is staying in the race, win or lose, on tuesday. >> you will work really hard the next few days. we'll win on tuesday when we win on tuesday, we'll have a remarkable impact on the race. once again for the ninth or 10th time, the race will change. >> rick santorum is spreading himself between both the southern states and kansas, where he has some appeal among social conservatives. a man is facing federal charges this morning for sending threatening letters to congress. fbi agents arrested 39-year-old christopher carlson yesterday at his apartment in vancouver,
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washington. he is accused of mailing around 100 letters containing white powder and threats to members of congress, including house speaker john boehner and washington senator patty murray. neighbors say they cannot believe the reserved man is now in custody. >> quiet, very quiet. very subdued. he didn't talk to anybody. he said hi and that's about it. they kept to themselves. >> the suspicious envelopes were also sent to members of the media. all the packages tested negative for toxic substances. carlson could be arraigned in federal court as early as monday. police in washington state are still searching future the man who shot a deputy and stabbed a judge inside a courthouse. it happened yesterday in montesino, small town west of olympia. the deputy had approached a suspicious man in court, who suddenly attacked her with a sharp object. when the judge rushed over to help the man cut him in the neck, took the deputy's gun, shot her in the shoulder, and then ran off.
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the deputy and judge are in satisfactory condition. the suspect who has not been identified by authorities is still at large. a california father accused of drugging and sexually assaulting his children's baby- sitter is out on bond this morning. 53-year-old kevin gatey was arrested in norwalk near long beach. sheriff's officials say he had hired the 22-year-old victim through a babysitting service online. he allegedly offered her a crink and she immediately became sleepy. >> she remembers waking up a short time later, after that, and the suspect was sexually assaulting her. >> poor girl. she was 22 and something like that happens to her. looking for work or whatever, and something tragic like that happens. >> investigators say tests show the woman ingested a drug used in hospitals before surgery. they are now looking for more possible victims are advising young women to be extra cautious when dealing with these online baby sitting
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services. the san francisco man accuse of posing as a doctor to perform plastic surgeries has been charged with sexual assault. 49-year-old carlos garza allegedly ran a clinic using a fake identity. the d.a. says four more people have come forward with complaints, including one who claims he sexually assaulted her. he has pleaded not guilty to the numerous charges against him. back on track, why scientists believe a whale and her baby may have left the san francisco bay and where they are now headed. plus, neighbors say it sounded like a freight train. we'll show you the damage left behind by severe winds that roared through a hawaii community. >> a cooling trend in store for the weekend and we do have rain on the way. i'll tell what you you can expect for your area, coming up! can lulu have some beef pasta, too?
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area from march through dienst of last year. crews injected waste water into the ground to break apart shale rock formations and free natural gases. but workers struck a fault. the largest quake registered a magnitude 4.0. it cracks some walls and chimneys. ohio is now going to require energy companies to submit expensei geological surveys before drilling. apparently it's not always a perfect paradise in hawaii. several families are sweeping water out of their homes this morning. a foot of water outside their houses, the result of a downpour. a pocket of heavy rain that just kept dumping and dumping the water and runoff rushed right through the streets. storm drains became clogged, leading to the pools of standing water you see right there on your screen. people who live in enchanted lake, hawaii say it sounded like a train roaring through their neighborhood yesterday morning. strong winds lifted debris and sent it flying through the air.
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several windows were broken throughout the neighborhood. heavy gusts ripped off a patio roof sending it from one family's backyard into their front yard. some gusts were even strong enough to move a washing machine that was left out there on the curb. that is a strong gust of wind! >> absolutely. nothing like that here. but we've been talking about needing rain. and rosemary says looks like we're going to get it! >> we're going to get a soaking next week! we have several systems that will move through and bring us that rain we've been so much needing some dust off those rain boots. you're going to need them! live look at oakland this morning. met by low clouds as well as high clouds. weak disturbances rolling past told and then another one tomorrow. looks like tomorrow will be our earliest chance at getting the a few scattered showers in the forecast. but several storms developing out in the pacific on their way in, in time for next week. they could see quite a bit of rain and we're looking at several feet of snow for the mountains. partly cloudy and cooler today. so that will be the first
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consequence. looking at low 60s for areas like san francisco, oakland, mid-50s for the coast. 65 in redwood city. and 63 expected napa, mid-60s for santa rosa. still a fairly good-looking day. it's not too bad. partly cloudy skies for the afternoon. and then increasing clouds into the evening hours. for the tahoe forecast, if you're headed up the hill, today looking good. tomorrow a different story. snow levels will be dropping down to 6500 feet. not a lot of snow expected for tomorrow. but the gusts are really going to start picking up. 30 miles per hour expected and just a 30% for scattered showers in the forecast. your extended forecasted shows you few sprinkles tomorrow, cooler tomorrow than today. and then the workweek ahead. low 60s in the forecast for the afternoon, with showers in the forecast by monday afternoon. looks like rain could be an all- day thing on tuesday, and scattered showers still a possibility on wednesday. back to you. just in time for the weekend a monterey county beach
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is back open this morning. it was closed on thursday after 800 gallons of sewage leaked into the ocean. yesterday health officials said water tests showed no sign of bacteria. we may not be seeing those two day from whales around the san francisco bay anymore. newschopper 2 spotted one of the whales yesterday evening swimming away from the golden gate bridge and into the pacific. if it is the same mother gray whale and her calf, it could be a sign they are back on track heading up the coast to alaska. >> had like a long trek to go, and it's very arduous. it's 6,000 miles some hopefully the calf is getting all bulked and ready to take the long trek. >> the coast guard has been warning boaters to stay 300 feet away from the whales for a small calf getting separated from the mother could prove deadly. criminal penalties for harassing whales can go as high as 20,000 dollars. time is 7:28. a popular bay area lounge gets a last reprieve.
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why it will not close today. and we have new video of the big fire in hayward that damaged several businesses this morning. we'll have a live look at the damage from the scene coming up. and a flight attendant loses control. what he started saying over the plane's pa system that stopped the plane from leaving the ground and why passengers ended up restraining her. n70cñ xxxxxx#xxxxxxcxxaxxñ
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breaking news, a big fire in a strip mall in hayward. firefighters are still on the scene right now. welcome back to mornings on 2. as many as five businesses were damaged in the fire. allie rasmus is live now at the scene, where you just talked to some of the business owners there. >> reporter: we did. and some of them are very worried about what this means for their business. firefighters for their fire said it's not likely these businesses will be opening at all today. take a look behind us. this is the intersomethings of jackson and watkins in hayward. it's still partially closed to traffic. because of this two-alarm fire that happened in the strip mall you see at the corner across the street. it started at 5:45 this morning. firefighters you can he see are still here, putting out hot smokes. this is what it looked like just an hour ago. witnesses reported seeing flames shooting 25 to 30 feet in the air. the fire started at the nava plaster company, a small business in the back of the
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strip mall. we're told their business severely damaged, a total loss. and there are four other businesses also in the same build that are also damaged, including a donut shop, a payday loan store and a togo's sandwich shop. we talked to the manager and she told us what she is most afraid of this morning after seeing some of the damage from the fire. >> all my employees will be unemployed. that's my biggest concern, is that insurance -- if there's damage to the building, if the building burns down, insurance will cover that. insurance is not going to cover my employees. >> again this was a two-alarm fire at its worst. the good news according to firefighters is that no one was in the building at the time. so no one was injured. no firefighters were injured in putting out the fire. the next step according to the fire information officer out here is for fire investigators to get out here. they still don't know how this fire started so they're at that plaster company where it started, trying to document the scene and figure out how this
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fire began in the first place. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. ashes from a cigarette are blamed for a big apartment complex fire. that fire damaged 26 units at the dana garden apartments last month. all of those units are considered uninhabitable. the fire caused 1.5 million in damage not one was hurt. opening arguments in the domestic violence trial of san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi could begin by late next week. two rulings have already gone in favor the prosecution. a uc berkeley law lecturer will be able to testify about victims in relationships. a 55-second video smoke mirkarimi's wife with a browse on her arm can also be admitted as evidence. >> cross-examine a video, you can't ask a video what we this thinking, how they were feeling, what their motivations were, what happened before and after. >> a panel of 144 possible
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jurors are scheduled to be questioned on monday. however, the trial judge must still consider a defense motion for a change of venue. fairfield police have released the photos of three men suspected in a double homicide. arrest warrants issued for blake johnson, darren tremendouson and marcel rutherford. they are accused of shooting to death two men wednesday night at the parkway gardens complex in fairfield. police say a shooting on thursday night nearby may also be connected. no one was injured but bullets did shatter car windows in that area. is crime on the rise in pleasant hill? the police chief doesn't think so. earlier this week the pleasant hill police officers association issued a press release stating violent crime was increasing in the small east bay city. in response, chief dunbar said the number of crimes is consistent with the numbers in previous years except for last year, when the numbers were down. the spike is crime is stretching the department's resources. the chief says the city is
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still very safe. cameras will keep an eye on students in lafayette. the school district governing board has approved four cameras at lafayette elementary school and stanley middle school. the contra costa times reports this is a pilot program designed to combat vandalism and theft. staff members reported graffiti, a fire and even break- ins over the course of about 18 months. san jose might soon be adding new jobs and opening up empty facilities in city officials say it's all because the city has a budget surplus. it's projecting a $10 million surplus in its 800 million collar operating budgets. the city says the surplus is due to layoffs and cuts in salary. the mayor is recommending the money be used to open four newly built libraries and the community center which has sat empty. also wants to increase spending on gang prevention programs, repair and maintains the most heavily used roads, complete
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the autumn parkway project and maintain funding for school crossing guards and the children's health initiative. the budget to build a new 49ers stadium has crept up to almost $1.2 billion. the final costs include $78 million in loan interest and fees, along with more refined construction estimates. santa clara city officials are said to approve the new figures next week and construction on the stadium could start next month. niners hope to open the 2014 season in their new home. san francisco's polk street is becoming a hot nightspot but residents are upset what the neighborhood has become. new stores and nine pictures with in two blocks make this the place to be. polk street is attracting its share of young party-goers. and when the bars close, neighborhood activists say the streets are just too chaotic. >> the loudest group are the girls. they're just screaming when they see their friends, they're just screaming if running out in the streets.
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>> people who have lived here for a while were disgruntled. i mean, you suppose that's their prerogative. but that's changed in my mind. >> for some residents the noise of a more vibrant neighborhood is a welcome sound considering the poverty of prostitution and drugs that polk street has long struggled with. the beer and cocktails will still be flowing at a famous san francisco watering hole. the gold dust lounge was slated to close today when its lease expired. the building's landlord reportedly wants to put in a clothing retailer, but the bar will remain open due to ongoing lawsuit filed by gold dust owners. the bar has been 42nd over the years by celebrities, including chronicle columnist herb caen and singer tony bennett. supporters of -- are expected to rally this afternoon the bowling alley. the landlord recently decided not to renew the lease there. that means the 51-year-old bowling alley will close on april 15th. many bowlers are asking the
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landlord to extend the lease and allow the bowling alley to stay open. the rally is at 1:00 in the sarah bowl parking lot today. passengers on a flight from dallas to chicago say their flight attendant just lost it and her antics were all caught on camera. [screaming] >> yes, those are the screams of that american airlines flight attendant being subdued. show allegedly went on a 15- minute rant over the flight pa system, asking the plane was on auto pilot and saying she wasn't responsible for the passengers' safety. passengers were stunned. >> she said she would not be responsible for the plane crashing. we hadn't even left the ground yet. >> after that it got scary. >> a pilot and a couple in first class helped restrain the flight attendant. she was taken to the hospital for evaluation. the passengers took off on another plane with a different flight crew. outside it's a good day to
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fly if you're leaving for one of airports. but that again is going to change next week when rain is on the way. rosemary, right now get out while you can because it should be a nice day today. >> you're right. get out and enjoy it. not as warm as it's been but seasonal future this time of year. we do have a little bit of low cloud deck near the coast this morning, and it has moved into the bay. and sfo reporting just a slight delay. so expect that outside of that the roads are dry and we're looking at a dry forecast for the afternoon. take a look at the clouds. we've got a mix of low clouds and high clouds out there. by 11 or so we may see some pretty good clearing. so maybe mostly sunny skies but it won't be for long. by the afternoon those clouds are back with us. and they'll continue to increase by the evening hours, by tomorrow morning we have some rain. it will start over the north bay. by tomorrow rning at this time a light rain expected over the north bay and scattered showers in the forecast for the rest of the day. today notable cooling. that's what we're going to feel by the afternoon. satellite radar, so there's the
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clouds that we're looking at overhead at this hour. we've got just a weak front off the coast here. it's going to slide through and bring us just a few sprinkles. we've got a number of systems that will begin to roll through. the first ones very week, not really going testimony pact us so much in the way of wet weather. this le cool us down. onshore breeze is back with us this morning. low clouds, but by the monday, tuesday time frame and lasting through most of the week we've got rain on the way. so today will be cooler, mid- 50s to mid and upper 60s in the forecast. more clouds in store for sunday. of the two days, tomorrow will be the cooler day. tomorrow will be the better bet. maybe even just a few sprinkles through the morning hours and then scattered showers possible for the afternoon. 36 degrees right now santa rosa. upper 30s napa. so a cold start. little leaguer needs to be out this morning? bundle them up! still chilly. 48 in oakland. 48 in hayward. mid-40s in mountain view and without the sunshine, it may feel cooler. 61 san rafael. at the afternoon time, 62 in berkeley. 62 for oakland. 61 expected in hayward.
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low to mid-60s concord, mid-60s in the north bay area inland, santa rosa. 65 for fremont. into the santa clara valley 66 san jose, 67 morgan hill, 67 degrees los gatos so could be worse and it's going to get worse. low 60s in the forecast sunday, monday, tuesday, wednesday. there it is, bring it on. we could use that rain. we have showers developing on monday. look like it will be a rainy day on tuesday. you're going to need that umbrella on and off. through most of the week showers possible on wednesday and look like it could extend into friday. if you're out and about today, i will have your breakdown of the numbers coming up. time is 7:42. and changing attitudes, what the pope is saying about same- sex marriage and what a new poll says basketball catholics in california. and new video from kentucky off i violent tornado blowing right through one neighborhood. >> but first, let's take you outside. you're looking at the 880 in
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good morning to you! live look there from our roof cam. you can see the city there in the backdrop. nice morning for a run. partly on mostly cloudy skies and cool conditions. we're getting an incredible new look at last week's violent tornado in kentucky. show you the surveillance video from cameras showing the storm rolling in. the winds quickly become violent, knocking over trees. even move that car a little
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bit, pulling pieces right off houses. you can even see' customer in a pharmacy riding out the storm in his car in the parking lot as the ef-3 tornado takes down nearly everything in its path. president obama has signed a major disaster declaration in indiana as several communities continue to clean up from the deadly storms. henriville was hardest hit and yesterday players from the indianapolis colts pitched in to clean the debris. >> given our community a great deal of hope, and they're trying to get everything ready for new building and get it in as fast as possible. >> pep you, brings you up. you know what i mean? makes you feel wonderful inside. >> 13 people in indiana were killed in last friday's tornado outbreak. in news of the world, in
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columbia thousands of people clashed with police during a protest to demand better public transportation in bogota. macked demonstrators threw rocks against buses yesterday and in turnery on the police used teargas and water cannons in an tome to disburse the protestors. today people were arrested and one police officer was injured. the violence followed peaceful demonstrations earlier in the day against the delays and overcrowding of buses. and new this morning, former united nations secretary general kofi annan is in syria. this weekend he is acting as u.n. arab league envoy to meeting with the syrian president. annan is trying to negotiate a peaceful end to syria's crackdown of government protestors. the u.n. estimates 7500 people have been killed in the yearlong conflict. the jihad movement released now video of rockets being fired in southern israel this
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morning. there are no reports of any damage. this attack is reportedly a retaliation from an overnight israeli airstrike that killed a dozen palestinians. the latest violence began when israel targeted a palestinian commander behind the abduction of an israeli soldier who was held captive for five years before being swapped for a thousand palestinian prisoners. israeli president is rubbing elbows with hollywood's powerful figures. >> i have the mission to fulfill to bring to you the thanks of the young people in israel, they love you. >> he received a painting during his tour of dreamworks yesterday and met executives and steven spielberg and their works inspire young israeli children. he visited the bay area including a stop at facebook. gay rights supporters criticizing the pope's message
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against same-sex marriages. pope benedict xvi is reiterating the catholic church's stance against gay marriage and denouncing the powerful gay lobbying. a recent field poll shows californians favor expanding gay rights. 59% registered voters support same-sex marriage up from 51% two years ago. >> sexual differences cannot dismissed as irrelevant to finish marriage. >> there's a recognition that different religious have different understand, of marriage and there's an ability to separate those out from what we recognize as the civil -- and civil equality under the law. >> the pope and american bishops are also in a debate with the obama administration over federal funding for birth control. to those worried about doomsday, you can relax. for years alameda radio preacher harold camping predicted end of the world would soon some. last year they were billboards declaring the rapture would come on may 21st.
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then he re advised it to october. the tribune now reports the 90- year-old radio show host is apologizing saying there's no evidence of armageddon and his prophecy was in correct. this morning a dog remains in critical condition after being pulled from a burning shed. the six-year-old male pit bull is suffering from burns on his body and in his airways. firefighters found the dog unconscious and tethered to his shed in a apartment building. firefighters revived the dog using oxygen. animal services says the owner of the dog has not come forward. >> animals suffocated when they've been -- tethereddered in such a way so that's a potential violation specific to the tethering. whether there's intent involved we don't know. >> the dog is being monitored closely by doctors who say his condition is day to day. the cause of that fire is under investigation. the effort to get california's fish and game commission president to step down appears to have fizzled.
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dan richards sparked a controversy when he went mountain lion hunting in idaho where it's legal to kill the big cats. but here in california it's illegal. the san diego assemblyman leading the legislation charged him announced yesterday he is dropping a resolution calling for richards to resign, instead they will work do reform how commission presidents are selected. a new record has reached from last year's california grape crush. officials say california's crush dropped 3% last year compared to the year before. that set the state's average price to a record high of nearly 600 dollars a ton. napa county grapes were the highest at nearly $3400 a ton. sonoma and marin county grapes came in second at more than $2,000 a ton. demand for products from california businesses appears to be going strong. a new study shows that the state posted its 27th consecutive month of year over year increases in ex ports in
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january. analysts say it's california's to biggest trading partners, mexico and canada. which remain on relatively solid economic footing. the forecast for 2012 is continued growth, but at a slower rate. ideal weather and water conditions have many californians panning for gold. gold panning is explode engine popularity in the city of auburn. frank sullivan, the owner of the pioneer mining supply store, says gold prices are one ron for an unseasonably number of gold panners hit the foothill rivers. >> you can go and make better than minimum wage. >> this year's dry, warm winter is also playing a big role. gold panning experts say the low water level is pokes easy potential pockets of gold because today's riverbanks were once river bought opposite that nobody has seen or panned in years. if the river conditions get dryer, this mini goldrush will just only get bigger. >> all right.
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time is 7:52. san francisco is getting ready to shut down some popular streets. the tradition about to get underway this weekend. and a big name to could be at the next judge on the "x factor," plus who else is rumored to be on that short list. >> major changes are on the way today the bay area. what you can expect for your weekend coming up. 3q
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the investigation into whitney houston's death is almost completed. sources say investigators have wrapped up the part by talking to pharmacies with ties to houston. nothing appears criminal so far. officials expect to have toxicology reports finished within the next two weeks. the 48-year-old died in her beverly hills hotel room on february 11th. britney spears as a judge on "x factor"? it could happen. she's reportedly in talks with the show's producers and the negotiations could be finalized
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next week. "x factor" is look to be add two women to the judging panel. now that paula abdul and nicole scherr zinger are out. katy perry, leann rimes are among the contenders. "x factor" not commenting on the reports. san francisco celebrates arbor day today. volunteers will pick up trash and paint over graffiti in the neighborhoods. mayor lee and supervisor and volunteers will meet at 9:00 in morning to begin the celebration. tomorrow is san francisco's first sunday streets event of the year. the embarcadero will be closed and live music, rock climbing, free bike rentals and much more. sunday street starts at 11 in the morning and ends at 4 in the afternoon. >> and don't forget to spring forward. daylight saving time arrives at 2 a.m. tomorrow. so don't forget so set your clocks ahead before going to sleep. it's also a great idea to use
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daylight saving time to change the batteries in those smoke detectors. your time is 7:56. and not a bad day. >> not a bad day. we're noted expecting 70s, but we are looking at dry weather, partly cloudy, and temperatures right about where they should be for march. sun sets about 6:15 today. tomorrow, 7:15 as we spring forward. we've got temperatures sitting in the 40s, a few mid to upper 30s for the valley locations. so a cool start out there. with the clouds overhead, not as cold as we started yesterday morning. low to mid-50s in the forecast for 10 a.m. mix of sun and clouds, mostly sunny for your lunch hour. mid to upper 50s. and then for the afternoon, mid- 50s at the coast to mid and upper 60s for our inland areas. increasing clouds by late afternoon, and then in the overnight hours sprinkles may arrive and tomorrow morning over the north bay we've got scattered showers to start the
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day. 65 santa rosa. low 60s for have a vallejo. 66 san jose and low to mid-60s from 98.7 down into redwood city. the extend the forecast today cooler, tomorrow even cooler. scattered showers again rolling in by the morning hours. and then we're going to get a break. we have another system on monday. the next rolls in on tuesday. scattered showers in the possibility for wednesday there. and temperatures will remain on the cool side. i'm going to bring you that forecast model and show you when we expect the rain tomorrow morning, coming up. we are continuing to follow the big fire that sparked up in hayward. flames pouring outs of a strip mall early this morning. we'll have an update when we come back.
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firefighters in hayward have their hands full overnight fighting two different fires. one of them destroyed one business, and damaged several others. new claims from a convicted serial killer, the latest death row letter from wesley shermantine and a walk from the bay area to washington, d.c., the cause a group of students are trying to bring awareness too. mornings on 2 begins now. good morning. thank you for waking up with us. welcome to mornings on 2. it's
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saturday, march 10th. we are expecting a pretty nice day today. but don't get used to t. a light rain is on the way. let's get right to rosemary and your forecast. good morning, rosemary. >> good morning to you! today may be a good day to check those windshield wipers if they need changing now is the time to do it. we're got mostly cloudy skies this morning, because of it our temps up a little bit from yesterday. but partly cloudy and cooler conditions expected for the afternoon. and as mike mentioned the extended forecast looks wet. i'm going to show you this model and the numbers for today, coming up! we begin in hayward, as investigators are trying to figure out what a fire at a strip mall just over two hours ago. this is a live look at that damage in hayward. you can see it's extensive. this is at jackson and watkins. fire officials say the fire started around 5:45 this morning. and when firefighters got on scene this is what they saw, flames shooting through the roof. firefighters say a plastering business was destroyed. several other businesses adjacent to it were damaged. >> we don't have any other
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owners that have arrived yet. subway is still obviously damaged. we do not expect any of these businesses to open today. >> fortunately, no one was hurt but the cause is still under investigation. ktvu's allie rasmus is live at the scene and is going to have an update coming up at 8:30. we have new information on another fire in hayward. a house fire which badly burned the people inside. the fire broke out in a single story home on the 300 block of a street. two people were inside at the time. fire officials tell us both of them were badly burned, one has critical injuries. both were taken to eden medical center. the cause of that fire is still under investigation. and overnight car crash nabbed out power to a san leandro neighborhood a vehicle slammed into a pole on the 1700 block of manor boulevard. this is new video of that crash. it caused quite a mess. at one time power was knocked out to nearly 500 pg&e customers. a handful of customers are still without electricity this morning. and there is no word on when power is going to be fully
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restored. the driver was taken to eden medical interest and police are check to go see if alcohol was a factor in the crash. a man is in custody accused of street racing in the east bay. overnight oakland police recovered a damaged car left at the scene of an illegal race. officers got numerous reports of engine and screeching tires. officers did chase after vehicles suspected in the street race but gave up the high-speed pursuit as it left the city. but the chp picked up that chase and eventually arrested the suspect. police are investigating a deadly shooting in san francisco's mission district. it happened on 23rd and shot well streets before 7:30 last night. police say they found a 39-year- old man fatally shot inside a car there. his car had also crashed into another vehicle. there's no description of the gunman. dozens of uc berkeley students back home in morning after being displayed by a
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fire. there are four buildings yellow tagged near a build that caught fire thursday. the city expedited a permit so crews could demolish the back half of that burned out structure. tenants in the yellow tag buildings were allowed back by late afternoon yesterday. some students had escaped with the only the clothes on their back after the friar. >> we thought we wouldn't be able to come back until monday, so to be back is like really great, i guess, and good to be sitting on our beds again. >> investigators say the fire does appear to be accidental and say it started on the ground level in a closet that housed water heaters. damage estimated at more than a million dollars. a man and a woman in jail this morning accused of kidnapping two children in glen county. police say leonard tuttle abducted his ex-girlfriend's two daughters and an amber alert was issued. he was arrested after a driver reported seeing his car on
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highway 101. several hours later police arrested 45-year-old melissa briton, believed to have taken part in the alleged kidnapping. the two children were not hurt. the so-called speed freak killers may have committed more than 70 murders. serial killer wesley shermantine is currently on death row. he sent a second letter to a sacramento tv station claiming he and his partner lauren herzog and an unidentified third man killed 72 people. hundreds of bones from dozen of victims have been recovered in an abandoned well. in his latest letter he mentions the killing of a pregnant black woman. nation of islam leader louis farrakhan is set to speak at uc berkeley in just about an hour and a petition is circulating in protest of his appearance. he is due to speak at 9 a.m. at the african black coalition conference he's been criticized for controversial and racially
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charged statements made in the past. uc berkeley's black student union says it invited farrakhan because of his ability to inspire african-american students. in our election 2012 coverage, it is caucus day in kansas. but g.o.p. front-runner mitt romney is skipping the state and focusing on the south. the former massachusetts governor spent yesterday campaigning in mississippi. that state along with alabama will hold primaries this upcoming tuesday and romney's campaign is trying to lower expectations saying he is the underdog. meanwhile, newt gingrich says he is staying in the race, win or lose on tuesday. >> you will work really hard the next few days, we will win on tuesday when we win on tuesday we will have a remarkable impact on the race. once again for the ninth or 10 together time the race will change. >> rick santorum is spreading himself between southern states and kansas where he has some appeal among social conservatives. president obama is declaring that america is coming back, as the economic recovery picks up speed. he spoke to hundreds of people
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in houston, texas yesterday at a fund-raiser. a new report yesterday showed february was another strong month for job creation, but the president warned that as he said during his last campaign, change is not easy. >> the real change, big change is hard. it takes time. it takes more than a single year, a single term. it will take more than a single president. but it really requires is ordinary citizens all across the country committed to fighting and pushing. >> without naming names, president obama also accused the republican seeking his job of wanting to reinstate the policies that caused a nation to fall into a rescission. president obama is defending his administration from republicans who continue to demand the u.s. allow more oil drilling to help lower the price of gas. he made the comments in his video address. >> under my administration, oil production in america is at an
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eight-year high. we've quadrupled the number of operating oil rigs and opened up millions of makers for drilling. but you and i both know that with only two percent of the oil reserves we can't just drill our way to lower gas prices. >> the president taped his address yesterday at a rolls- royce engine plant in virginia, the same day the february jobs report showed the economy at a 233,000 jobs were added. today a group of students will begin a 3,000 mile walk to washington, d.c. to convince lawmakers to pass a dream act. it begins at noon at golden gate bridge, including a stop at uc berkeley this evening for a rally with jose antonio vargas, the prize winning journalist who recently revealed he's an illegal immigrant. california's dream act allows undocumented high school graduates to receive financial aid if they seek citizenship. the latest jobs report shows it's becoming easier for people to find work in the bay area. the tribune reports the region
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added nearly 14,000 jobs in january. the majority of those jobs coming from the east and south bays. growth factors included administration, retail and construction. the bay area unemployment rate dropped about a percent and a half in january compared to january of 2011. good morning to you! a live look here from oakland, where we've got mostly clear skies, cloudy skies -- mostly cloudy skies. clearing out today and then the clouds will be back. a mix of low clouds and high clouds earlier this morning reported a few delays at sfo because of the low clouds. no longer the case for arriving flights. you can see the widespread high clouds still in place. calm conditions near san jose. a westerly breeze at sfo. a 16 miles per hour in fairfield. this is a change from even yesterday, where he a offshore winds in the forecast. 39 degrees santa rosa now. 45 in napa. temperatures still hovering in
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the upper 30s in some areas near palo alto. we've got 48 degrees in san francisco, 49 in oakland, and 48 degrees in concord. widespread mid to upper 40s near san jose. 47 degrees expected outside your door in san jose if you're stepping out at this hour. satellite and radar view giving you a shift over the last 24 hours. you can see the high clouds here on the satellite view. we've got a weak system right off the pacific northwest coast, and this is going to be the trend we see from here on out. today the consequence will be a cooldown, partly cloudy skies in the afternoon, but temperatures anywhere from 5 to 10 degrees cooler than yesterday. here we are 8:00 this morning, notice by 11 mostly sunny skies, we've got some rain over the north. it's going to slide in in the overnight hours, and tomorrow morning when you join us here at this time, we're likely to be tracking some light rain over the north bay. it takes until 10 or 11:00 before it slides south of the golden gate, then scattered showers in the forecast for the afternoon. we're got snow in the sierra, not a lot of a accumulation expected but could make the
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roads slick and you may need chains. today, a mix of sunshine and clouds. westerly breeze is back with us. temperatures mid-50s at the coast to mid to upper 60s inland. take a look at what is expected in your area. mid-60s for santa rosa. 61 san rafael. 62 expected in berkeley. 64 concord. mid-60s antioch as we get closer to the coast. it's a cool day, fix in pacifica. upper 50s in san francisco. mid-60s redwood city. down in the santa clara valley, 66 san jose. 67 expected for morgan hill. so still very mild day extended forecast shows you with that chance for scattered showers tomorrow, our temperatures will continue to cool. low 60s in the forecast for sunday. and then we'll hold on to the low 60s monday, tuesday, wednesday, and next week looks like it could be one of wettest of the season so far. so make sure you have that umbrella. you're definitely going to need it. if you're headed to the sierra, i've got that forecast coming up! thank you. how about this, a rare tornado
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in hawaii. residents describe the moment a powerful waterspout hit land. and marking one year since the disaster in japan. the local events commemorating the deadly earthquake and tsunami. first, a live look outside at the traffic on highway 24 in lafayette. drivers making their way towards the tunnel and beyond on this cool march morning. clock says 8:11. you're watching mornings on 2. sweetheart. we need to talk.
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good morning to you! a look a little the mostly gray
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skies, towards the city this morning. cool and calm outside your door. the national weather service is confirming that a tornado hit the hawaiian island of oahu. people are cleaning up from a twister that began on the water as a waterspout and then made its way to land near the community of enchanted lakes. the tornado moved about a mile and a half inland, strong winds pulled up part of one man's roof and blew it into a neighbor's yard where is landed in a free. >> but if you -- i heard that whoop, and big woosh. and it was gone. >> other people reported seeing poles being pulled up off the ground by the wind and landing on cars. there is quite a bit of damage from the shoreline to enchanted lakes. residents say the weather around hawaii has been bad as of late. we're getting an incredible new look at last week's violent tornado in kentucky.
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surveillance cameras on several buildings show the storm recognize in. the winds quickly became violent and you see what it's doing to the trees and even moved the car. and pulled pieces right off homes in that area. you can see a customer in this video coming up, basically riding out the storm in his car in the pharmacy parking lot. as this powerful ef-3 tornado takes down nearly everything in its path. president obama has signed a major disaster declaration in indiana as several communities continue to clean up from deadly storms. henryville was one of the hardest hit communities in the state and yesterday players from the indianapolis colts pitched in helping to clean up some of that debris. the players appearance brought a few smiles to the people trying to put their lives back together. >> that's given our community a great deal of hope and they're trying to get everything ready for new building and get it in as fast as possible. >> brings you up, you know what i mean?
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makes you feel wonderful inside. >> 13 people in indiana were killed in last friday's tornado outbreak. japan is still reeling a year after the devastating earthquake and tsunami which killed nearly 20,000 people in japan. it also triggered the worst nuclear crisis since chernomyrdin. today on the eve of the anniversary, japanese leaders blame themselves for not responding quickly enough and for not organizing relief efforts in a timely manner. >> it's encourage to go see how far they have do. , but it's going to be many years before things are really resolved and there are a lot of challenges ahead as to how you rebuild some of these towns. >> a year later nearly 800 people are still living in evacuation centers. 300,000 people are in temporary homes. in addition, it is expected later this year that the pacific ocean will carry debris from the japan disaster to the shores of california and the rest of the west coast. an emergency center that warned people of the disaster will resume operations
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tomorrow. resident relied on that center for radio alerts. two workers died and another remains missing or presumed dead. one emergency worker stayed at the microphone there until the end. san jose's japanese community will gather today to remember the victims of the earthquake and tsunami. a remembrance vigil is held tonight at the ui senior center. it begins at 5:00. any donations collected will go directly to the japan relief efforts. tomorrow san francisco will mark one year since the earthquake and tsunami. they're holding an event in japan town's plaza at 2:00. a moment of silence will be observed at 2:46 p.m., the moment that the disaster struck japan. it's free and open to the public. occupy wall street in new york is running out of cash. the protests movement says it its funds could dry and up in a few weeks. a recent finance report showed the group had just $45,000 in its main account. the organization's accounting group says it has been spending
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thousands on a community kitchen and transit passes to help protestors get around york. occupiers say they're continuing to plan projects and protests set for this spring. a man is facing federal charges this morning for sending threatening letters to congress. fbi agents arrested 39-year-old christopher carlson yesterday at his apartment in vancouver, washington. not far from portland, oregon. he is accused of mailing around a hundred letters containing white powder and threats to members of congress, including house speaker john boehner and washington senator patty murray. neighbors say they can't believe the reserve man they know is now in custody. >> quiet, very quiet. very subdued. he didn't talk to anybody. he said hi and that was about it. they kept to themselves. >> the suspicious envelopes were also sent to members of the media. all the packages tested negative for toxic substances. carlson could be arraigned in federal court as soon as monday. police in washington state are still searching for the man who shot a deputy and stabbed a
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judge in a courthouse. it happened yesterday in montesino. small town just west of olympia. the deputy had approached a suspicious man in court who suddenly attacked her with a sharp object. and when the judge rushed over to help, the man then cut him in the neck, took the deputy ace gun, shot her in the shoulder and ran off. the deputy and the judge are in satisfactory condition. the suspect was not identified by authorities is still at large. a california father accused of drugging and sexually assaulting his children's baby- sitter is out on bond this morning. 53-year-old kevin katie was arrested last month in norwalk, near long beach. sheriff's officials say he hired the 22-year-old victim through an online babysitting service. he allegedly offered her a drink one day and torts say she immediately became sleepy. >> she remembers waking up a short time later, sometime after that, and the suspect was sexually assaulting her. >> poor girl. like she was 22 and something like that happens to her. she was looking for work or
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whatever and something tragic like that happens. >> investigators say tests show he had ingested a drug normally used in hospitals before surgery. they're now looking for more possible victims and advising young women to be extra cautious when dealing with online babysitting service juices the two gray whales swimming in the san francisco bay may be going elsewhere. where our cameras spotted them to that could be a sign they're heading north. and time for the weekend, our temperatures are cooling down. coming up what you can expect for your area and how soon we may need that umbrella. i can't stand these spots.
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san francisco celebrates arbor day today. volunteers will landscape, take up trash and paint over graffiti. mayor lee, supervisor avalos and volunteers will meet at 9:00 this morning to begin that celebration. it state beach in monterey county is back open. on thursday some 800 gallons of sewage spilled into a tributary that led to the beach prompting a closure. health officials said they did water tests and they showed no sign of bacteria. we may about not see the two gray whales mainor. newschopper 2 spotted one yesterday evening swimming away
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from the golden gate bridge into the pacific. if it's the same mother great whale and her calf it could be a sign they're back on track heading north up the coast towards alaska. >> they had like a long trip to go and it's very arduous, 6,000 miles. so hopefully the calf is getting all bulked and ready to take the long trek. >> the coast guard was warning boat to stay 300 feet away from the whales. the calf could prove getly to be separated from its mother. it should be a nice day today. but rain coming and rosemary, i have a lot of friends headed to the sierra. how is it looking for them? >> today looks good. bring along the chains because changes as early as tomorrow expected and we could see it a few snowshowers in the forecast for the sierra on sunday. today mostly sunny skies, temperatures not too bad. a great day for skiing. winds are light. tomorrow the ski resorts could be impacted, gusts expected to pick up to 30.
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snow level dropping down to 6500 feet which means the passes could be a little slick. here at home, our temperatures are cooling off as well. this morning starting in the upper 30s, low 40s and then around parts of the valley, and then along the coast upper 40s, low 50s and then inside the bay. mostly sunny skies for your lunch hour. mid to upper 50s and for the afternoon increasing clouds. mid 50s for the coastline. it's going to be a cool day there. but most of us will experience mild weather through sweatshirt in the trunk and you should be fine. tomorrow morning we wake up with a few scattered showers over the north bay and we may be dodging sprinkles for most of the afternoon. not a big widespread event but it is going to open the door for wetter weather on the way monday, tuesday, wednesday and if i could show you out to friday, we may have rain in the forecast each day. low 60s in the forecast. it's going to be a soggy one but we're not going to complain because we need it! a young california sea lion is doing well this morning
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thanks to some helpful lifeguards and seaworld trainers. that sea lion was tangle up in a fishing note in san diego and couldn't get back into the water. the net had a hook that was attached to the animal's lip. the experts freed the sea lion from the net and removed the hook. >> so we put a net over her head, she was really exhausted, not moving at all about. but still pulling from thely line, and we were able to get in the air and cut the line. >> she looks much happier now! within minute the sea lion headed back into the ocean and was swimming again. the seaworld san diego rescue team helps about 300 distressed birds, seals and satisfy lions each year. a popular bowling alley is closing down. the efforts today to save daly city's sarah bowl. >> firefighters still putting out hot spots at this fire in hayward. coming up we'll show you video of what it was like for firefighters battling the
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flames up close only on 2 after the break.
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flames tear through a hayward strip mall this morning, one business is destroyed and several others are damaged. good morning, everyone. welcome back to mornings on 2. that fire is now out but investigators remain on the scene at jackson and watkins. allie rasmus is there live with some exclusive video of the. >> reporter: that's right, the fire is out. most of the smoke is gone but just in the last half hour we're seen firefighters go back on to the roof of this building to try to put out some of the hot spots that have just flared epp in the last half hour. this business is the nava
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plaster company. there's also a plumbing company right next do it. so it may be all part of the same business. the owner has not arrived yet. we'll try to talk to him to find out. but this is where the fire started around 5:45 this morning. we got this individual 80 from firefighters on the front lines of the fire. this is video you see only on 2. these are firefighters tackling the flames from the roof of the business next door to the plaster company. this was a two-alarm fire at its worst, but the smoke and the water damage extended beyond the plaster company to four other businesses in a strip mall that sits next to the building. one of the workers at a donut shop, one of the four businesses, was inside when the fire broke out and he is she didn't notice the smoke until one of her customers walked outside, saw the flames and ran back in to get her. here's what the employee had to say. >> the customer saved my life. yeah. i'm so proud of them helped me out. >> and the employee says if it
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wasn't for that customer, noticing the fire, outside she probably wouldn't have noticed it right away and she credits that customer with really saving her life and helping her get out in time. this is a two-alarm fire. the good news, though, is no one was in the plaster company building when the fire started. so no one was injured. the two employees in the donut shop got out safely. they weren't injured. and no firefighters were injured putting this out. the next step according to firefighters out here is to have some of the investigators come to the scene. once they get the hot spots taken care of, investigators will go back into the building to try to pinpoint where the fire started and exactly how it started. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. opening arguments in the domestic violence trial of san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi could begin by late next week. two rulings have already gone in the favor of the prosecution. a uc berkeley law lecturer will be allowed to testify and the
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behavior of abusers and why victims remain with them in relationships. meanwhile, a 55-second video allegedly showing his wife with a bruise on her arm can also be admitted as evidence. >> in cross-examine a video you scant ask a video what their motivation why, what happened before and what happened after. >> a panel of 144 possible jurors are scheduled to be questioned on monday. however, the trial judge must still consider a defense motion for a change of venue. investigators say remnants of a drug lab likely caused a house fire in mill valley. flames could be seen coming from the home on heavenly way early thursday morning. authorities found marijuana and suspicious materials inside the house, including hundreds of pew contain cans. a woman resident who escaped the fire is accused of converting marijuana to hash oil. 53-year-old rome has been arrested on suspicion of manufacturing a controlled substance.
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the fire caused $400,000 in damage. ashes from a cigarette are blamed for a big apartment complex fire in mountain view. last month's fire damaged 26 units at the dana gardens apartments. all of those units are considered uninhabitable. the fire caused $1.5 million in damage. but fortunately nobody was hurt. fairfield police are released the photos of three men suspected in a double homicide. arrest warrant issued for 21- year-old blake johnson, 21-year- old darren and 18-year-old marcel rutherford, accused of shooting to death two men wednesday night at parkway gardens complex in fairfield. police say a shooting thursday night nearby may also be connected. no one was injured but bullets did shatter car windows in the area. a san francisco man accused of posing as a doctor has also now been charged with sexual assault. 49-year-old carlos gaza allegedly ran a clinic on mission street using a fake identity. he performed plastic surgery
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procedures and four more people have come forward with complaints including one woman had says he sexually assaulted her. he pleaded not guilty. is crime really on the rise in pleasant hill? the police chief doesn't think so. earlier this week the police officers association issued a press release stating violent crime was increasing in the small city. in response yesterday the chief said the number of crimes is consistent with the numbers in previous years, except for last year, when the numbers were down. the union contends a spike in crime is stretching the department's resources. the chief says the city is very safe. san francisco's polk street is becoming a hot spot but neighbors are upset. there are new stores, rents and nine bars in two blocks, making this a place to be. polk street is attracting its share of young party-goers, though, and when those bars close, neighborhood activists say the streets are just too
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chaotic. >> the loudest group are the girls. they're just scream when they see their friends. they're just screaming and running out in the streets. >> people who have lived here for a while disgruntled, i suppose that's their prerogative. but that's change. i think that's just an inevitibility. >> for some residents the noise of a more vibrant neighborhood is a welcome sound, considering the poverty, prostitution and introduction that polk street has long struggled with. cameras will keep an eye on students, staff and school grounds in lafayette. the lafayette school district governing bothered has approved four cameras at lafayette elementary school in stanley middle school. the contra costa times reports this is a pilot program designed to combat vandalism and theft. staff members reported graffiti, glue indoor locks and a fire and break-ins over the course of 18 months. this morning a dog remains in critical condition after being pulled from a burning
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shed. the six-year-old male pit bull that you see there is suffering from burns on his body and in his airways. firefighters tunnel for the dog unconscious and tethered to a shed attached a apartment building. firefighters revived the dog using oxygen and animal services says the owner of the dog has not come forward. >> animal suffocated when they've been tethereddered in such a way. so that's a potential violation specific to the tethering. whether there's intent involved in this, we don't know. >> the dog is being monitored closely by doctors who say his condition is day to day. the cause of that fire still under investigation. san jose might soon be adding new jobs and opening up empty facilities and city officials say it's because the city has a budget surplus. it's projecting a $10 million surplus in its $800 million operating budget. the city says that surplus is due to layoffs and cuts and salary.
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the mayor is recommending the money be used to open four newly built libraries and the community center, which had sat empty. he wants to increase spending on gang prevention programs, repair and maintain city's most heavily used roads, complete them parkway project and maintain funding for school crossing guards. the budget to build a new 49ers stadium in santa clara is up to almost $1.2 billion. the final cost includes $78 million in loan interest and fees, along with more refined construction estimates. santa clara city officials are set to approve the new figures next week and construction on that stadium could start next month. the niners hope to open the 2014 season in their new home. supporters of sayar pole are expected to rally this afternoon outside the bowling alley. the landlord decided not to renew the lease. so the 51-year-old bowling alley will close on april 15th. many asking the landlord to
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extend the lease and allow the bowling appleee to stay open. the beers in cocktails will still be flowing a a famous san francisco watering hole. the lounge has -- was slated to close toss when the lease expired. the landlord wants to put in a clothing retailer. but the bar will remain open due to an ongoing lawsuit filed by gold dust owners. the bar has been 42nd over the years by celebrities, including herb caen and singer tony bennett good morning to you! a live look here at san jose, partly sunny skies, sitting at 47 degrees. calm conditions and we've got a mild day in store for you here in san jose. 45 degrees in napa. 39 in santa rosa. this is the only number looking to, well, looks lag. we've got the north bay just a few upper 30s, most of us in
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the 40s. 47 san francisco. 43 redwood city. 48 mountain view. palo alto also holding on to the low 40s. 49 in hayward. and 44 degrees in livermore. our temperatures will be warming by the afternoon. but we are not going to see those 70s and near 80 degrees we saw earlier in the week. take a look at what is going only. we've got low clouds out there and few delays at sfo this morning. no longer the case. by lunchtime it looks like we're mostly clear, but by the afternoon the clouds are coming back. and scattered showers in the forecast for tomorrow. satellite radar here. there are the high clouds that we're watching overhead. right now they're going to sweep through and bring us some clearing. this is the second wave here, and that may bring us a little light rain on sunday. today we're going to be dry, cooler. mid-50s for the coast. mid to upper 60s inland. the cooler day from 5 to telling degrees below what we saw yesterday, and more clouds in the forecast for your sunday. sunday will be the cooler of the two days. and the scattered showers could start in the morning and remain
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for the afternoon. not going to bring it us a lot of especially for the north bay. 65 degrees for santa rosa. 62 for berkeley today. oakland. 61 in hayward. these temperatures right about where we should be for march. 59 san francisco. 56 along the coastline. but it's going to feel cooler because it's going to be a lot cooler from the last couple days. 65 redwood city. 63 mountain view. 66 in san jose. under mostly sunny skies. that's a good day. no reason to gripe about that. scattered sprinkles sunday and a wave of systems that will roll in next week. it is going to be a wet one! showers developing by monday afternoon. tuesday looks like it could be an all-day soggy day, and then wednesday scattered showers remain in the forecast. afternoon highs in the low 60s. if you've got someplace to be to be the afternoon, i've got your day planner coming up! airline crews are supposed to keep passengers calm. but that was not the case on
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this flight. more on the flight attendant who ranted, raved and told passengers their plane was going to crash. but first let's give you a live look outside and there she something, the golden gate bridge looking stellar on this saturday morning. the towers 746 feet tall. traffic looks great on 101. time now 8:41. you're watching mornings on 2. introducing the new flip & fresh from air wick
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good morning to you! partly sunny skies over the bay area, clearing away to mostly sunny, rain on the way for tomorrow. there's a reminder this morning of one of worst natural disasters in history. a series of earthquakes rattled northeastern japan overnight. the largest registered a magnitude 5.4. no tsunami warning was issued and there are no immediate reports of any damage. but it hit in the same region as the 9 quake that triggered a tsunami a year ago to the day. reporter david piper has more on the long rebilling process that is far from complete. >> reporter: japan is marking the first anniversary of its triple tragedy, the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear momentdown in which 16,000 people lost their lives and another 3,000 remain unaccounted for. the operator of the crippled
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fukashima daiichi plant, site of one of the worst nuclear disasters, still wants everybody on the planet to know they're sorry for what happened. >> we'd like to apologize for those who are -- affected by the accident, and also apologize to -- in the world. >> japan is still dealing with a fallout from the meltdowns of this coastal plant. according to the tokyo electric power company's own projections, it will take at least five years to remove the fuel from the damaged reactors and 30 tofully years to decommission the plant. but the company says it is still researching how to accomplish a comprehensive clean-up. >> ambitious plans on to clean up the fukashima plant relies on untested technology. radiation levels in the exclusion zone remain high, and people that come from the area
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are wary of assurances from the company. dozens of workers were exposed to dangerous levels of radiation and thousands of local people had to abandoned homes and businesses when the plant's cooling systems failed. when residents are allowed in to check their properties, it's by way of an arduous process of radiation screening. some believe they may never be allowed to return home. >> everyone talking about going back, it will definitely not be able to return. >> meantime, opposition to japan's reliance on nuclear power is growing. 52 of the country's 54 reactors are now off line, because of the public outcry in the wake of the disaster. the remaining two will follow shortly, increasing oil imports to keep their lights on here. in fukashima, japan, david piper, fox news. the affects of the tsunami are felt advantagely in santa cruz. damage from the surge cost millions of dollars to repair. more than 100 boat owners
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received financial aid and two new docks have been built. but owners are quick to point out that the real cost of the disaster has santa cruz harbor officials say they still need to repair an additional 20 docks, something they expect to be doing this time next year. yemen will soon be getting aid from a pentagon. the u.s. government is once again starting a program to fund military training and equipment in yemen. the programs were shut down last year. the obama administration's plan is to provide aid as long as yemen keeps moving towards creating a new government. tensions are escalating in the middle east. the islamic jihad movement released new video of rockets fired into israel this morning. there are no reports of damage but the attack is a retaliation from overnight israeli airstrikes that killed a dozen palestinians. the latest violence began when
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israel targeted a palestinian commander behind the abduction of an israeli soldier who was held captive five years before being swapped for a thousand palestinian prisoners. and new this morning, former united nations secretary general kofi annan is in syria. this weekend he is acting as a u.n. arab lease envoy in the meeting with syrian president assad. he is trying to negotiate a peaceful end to syria's crackdown of government protestors. the u.n. estimates 7500 people have been killed in the year- long conflict. in columbia thousands clashed with police in a protest to demand very public -- mass demonstrators threw rocks in turnery on the police used teargas and water cannons to disburse the protestors. 58 people were arrested and one police officer was injured. the violence follows peaceful demonstrations earlier in the day against the delays and overcrowding of buses. gay rights supporters criticizing the pope's message
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against same-sex marriages. pope benedict xvi is reiterating the catholic church's stance against gay marriage and denouncing what he calls the powerful gay lobby. a recent field poll shows californians favor expanding gay rights, 59% of registered voters support same-sex marriage, up from 51% two years ago. >> sexual differences cannot be dismissed as irrelevant definition of marriage. >> there's a recognition that different religious institutions have different understandings of marriage and there's an ability to separate those out from what we recognize as the civil -- and civil equality. >> the pope and bishops are in a dispute with the obama administration over federal funding for birth control. the investigation into whitney houston's death is nearly completed. sources say investigators have wrapped up the part by talking to all physicians and pharmacies with ties to houston. they say nothing appears criminal to far.
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officials expect to have toxicology reports finished within the next two weeks. the 48-year-old houston died in her beverly hills hotel room on february 11th. passengers on a flight from dallas to chicago say their flight attendant just lost it and her antics were caught on tape. [screaming] >> those are the screams of that american airlines flight attendant being subdued. she went on a 15-minute rant over the flight pa system, asking if the plane was on auto pilot and saying they wasn't responsible for the passengers' safety. passengers were stunned. >> she said she would not be responsible for the plane crashing. we hadn't even left the ground yet. >> after that it started feeling scary. >> pilot and a couple in first class helped restrain her. she was taken to a hospital for evaluation. the shaken passengers took off on another plane with a different flight crew.
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ideal weather and river conditions have some californians panning for gold. gold panning is explode engine popularity in auburn. frank sullivan the owner of this mining supply store says the gold prices hovering near $1700 an ounce are one reason for an unseasonably high number of gold panners hitting foot hill rivers. >> you can request to the river and make better than minimum wage. >> this year's dry, warm winter is also praying a big role. the low water level is exposing potential pockets of gold because today's riverbanks were once river bottoms that nobody has seen or panned in years. the river conditions get dryer, this mini goldrush will only get bigger. a popular lake tahoe ski resort is being sued again over an accident on the slopes. a 54-year-old woman accuses heaven lin resort of hiring seasonal employees from overseas with little training and no insurance. the plaintiff claims she was knocked unconscious and suffered a brain injury when a
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20-year-old woman crashed into her last month. heavenly says this young woman was skiing on her day off and was not working for the resort at the time. heavenly was also sued last year when an employee crashed into a patron skiing down the mountain. it is a never seen before perspective of where the titanic went down. the images and how large the area really is. >> cooler, cloudier weather settling into the bay area. and rain on the horizon. we'll look at what you can expect for your weekend, coming up! í
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a rock star arrives this morning at the los angeles county museum of art. crews began moving the 340-ton boulder from a riverside quarry last week. they have been traveling only at night, at all of five miles an hour. the rock is the centerpiece of an exhibit called 11 it mass. the project casts quite a few rocks, in about $10 million. there's a special lego display in san francisco. workers from legoland, california spent yesterday setting up the "star wars" display. it's the westerfield san francisco center. there are three foot tall lego models of the character. there's also a life size darth mall. you can check them out from 11 to 2 today on the 4th floor of the westerfield san francisco center. don't forget to sprink forward. daylight savings time arrives at 2 a.m.
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tomorrow. so don't forget, set your clocks ahead before you go to bed. fire officials say it's also a good idea to use daylight saving time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors, always good advice from sleepy thinking about it! >> great tomorrow! >> we have to get up earlier. that's okay! spring is getting closer. let's check in with rosemary, we're not quite done with the winter-like weather, rain next week? >> yes. going to be wet. as we get a little closer to spring, 20th, first day of spring. we need spring showers, right? to bring up the flowers. and we definitely could use it. this round of weather could actually make a dent in our deficit. we're looking at several days of rain for next week. let's enjoy today. we've got dry conditions, not as warm as we have seen in the last couple days. maryland 50s for the coast, partly cloudy skies, mostly sunny, turning partly cloudy once again under mostly cloudy for tonight. wake-up tomorrow morning, scattered showers over the
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north bay. few showers remaining in your sunday forecast. temperatures will be cooler. monday, tuesday, wednesday we've got rain on and off, temperatures in the afternoon low 60s. back to you. >> nearly a century after the titanic went down researchers are assembling a special map of where it sank. the team snapped 130,000 photos of the wreckage site. they used two underwater robots and solar imaging to create the most in-depth picture ever of the path of wreckage. the titanic sank after it's hitting an iceberg on april 15, 1912. more than 1500 passengers with crewmembers died. the third hour of ktvu mornings on 2 is ahead, with these new stories. the california parents angry after a teacher shows their children the latest viral video sensation. and sending a tweet to land a job. the new website now connecting job seekers and employers. and high-profile celeb attorney
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front lines. happening right now, the man who leads the nation of islam is getting ready to take the podium at uc berkeley. the controversy surrounding his visit. and convicted serial killer wesley shermantine, those stories and more, coming up. . good morning, everyone. thank you for joining us on ktu mornings on 2. >> let's move over to rosemary, tracking that rain for us in the bay area forecast this morning. >> yes, good morning to you. today is going to be dry, but we do have rain on the way. the bigger story for your afternoon, the cooldown. say good-bye to the 70s of yesterday, mid-60s in the forecast for some upper 50s in areas like san francisco and our pattern is going to turn wet. i'll show you those models and show you your neighborhood, coming up. we're continuing to follow developing news. firefighters are still on the scene at a hayward strip mall
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after battling an early morning fire. alli joins us live with the businesses now forced to stay closed today. >> reporter: well, mike, the fire started in this business right behind us. we can give you a really clear view of some of the damage here. the building you're looking at is where the fire was focused. but the smoke and fire damage extended beyond this business to three others in a strip mall right next to it. firefighters had to get on the roof of that strip mall. as you'll see in this exclusive video, they had to get up there to tackle flames from overhead. this is video firefighters gave us of that fire fight. now, the fire broke out at 5:45 this morning. the placer company suffered the most damage, but again, three other businesses effected, donut factory, payday loan shop, and a togo sandwich shop. some of the employees are standing around out here this morning, waiting to assess the extent of the damage. the manager of the togos rushed
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out in her slippers this morning when she found out about the fire and told us what she was most concerned about. >> that all my employees will be unemployed. that's my biggest concern, is that insurance, if there's damage to the building, if the building burns down, insurance will cover that. insurance isn't going to cover my employees. >> reporter: and she hasn't been able to go inside yet to get a good look at the damage and figure out if and when they will be able to reopen. there were two employees inside the doughnut shop when the fire started, but they were able to get outside safely, thanks to a customer that ran inside to alert them. no one was hurt and no firefighters were injured. but fire investigators are still on the scene out here, up until about half an hour ago, still putting out some hot spots on the roof. now you can see most of the firefighters are outside the building and fire investigators, we're told, are out here. they are trying to pinpoint exactly where at this placer company the fire started, and
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what may have started it in the first place. we have new information on another big fire in hayward which badly burned a mother and her son. that fire broke out in a single-story home on the 300 block of a street. firefighters tell us a 60-year-old man came home around 3:45 this morning to see smoke coming from the house. his 92-year-old mother was inside and he rushed in to save her. as the man tried to pull his mother to safety, both of them were burned. within the last hour, the victims were flown from eden medical center in castro valley to san francisco. the elderly woman is in critical condition. the man is listed as serious condition. oakland police recovered a damaged car left at the scene of a street race. officers received numerous reports, believing it stretched from the port of oakland to the area of third and add line
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streets in west oakland. no arrests were made at the scene, but officers chased after a vehicle suspected in the street race. they gave up the high speed pursuit as it left the city, but chp picked it up and eventually arrest add suspect in castro valley. overnight car accident knocked out power to a san leandro neighborhood. around 4:00 this morning, a vehicle slammed into a pole in the 1700 block of manor boulevard. at one time, nearly 500 pg&e customers were without power. a handful of customers are still without electricity this morning. and there's no word on when the power will be restored. the driver was taken to eden medical center. police are checking to see if alcohol was a factor in that crash. nation of islam leader louis farrakhan is scheduled to speak at uc berkeley right now, despite protests. he's been criticized for controversial and racially charged statements that he's made in the past, but uc berkeley's black student union says it invited farrakhan
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because of his ability to inspire african-american students. today, a group of students will begin a 3000-mile walk to washington, dc to try to convince lawmakers to pass a federal dream act. that walk begins at noon on the golden gate bridge, including a stop at uc berkeley tonight for a rally with vargas, the pulitzer prize winning journalists who recently revealed he's an illegal immigrant. california's dream act allows undocumented high school graduates to receive financial aid if they seek citizenship. dozens of uc berkeley students displaced from their apartments after a devastating fire are back home. inspectors yellow tagged four buildings adjacent to a building that caught fire early thursday morning. now, even though it was furlough friday, the city expedited a permit to let crews demolish the back half of the burned out structure. tenants in the yellow tagged buildings were then allowed back by late afternoon yesterday. some students had escaped that fire with only the clothes on their backs. >> we thought we weren't going to be able to come back till
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monday, so to be back today is really great i guess and, yeah, in fact, good to be sitting on our own beds again. >> investigators say the fire appears to be accidental in that it started on the ground level in a closet which housed water heaters. damage is estimated at more than a million dollars. the latest viral video sensation is facing backlash. as we told you earlier this week, the video focuses on ugandan war lord joseph kony. stay with ktvu mornings on 2, because coming up at 9:15, what happened when a california school teacher decided to show that video to a third grade classroom. one of the so-called speed freak killers now says the group of men committed more than 70 murders. wesley shermantine is currently on death row. he sent a second letter to a sacramento tv station, claim he, his partner, herzog, and unidentified third man killed 72
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people. hundreds of bones from dozens of victims have been recovered at an abandoned well near lyndon, in san joaquin county. in the latest letter, shermantine mentions the killing of a pregnant black woman. his first letter stated he knew where his victims were buried. good morning to you. partly cloudy skies, partly sunny outside our door this morning. from the city looking out into the water, we've got cool conditions out there, slightly warmer than yesterday with all this cloud cover this morning. these clouds are going to part, but they will be back eventually, bringing us some rain. you can see these are actually high clouds. we've got a mix of low clouds in here as well. northerly breeze picking up at sfo, a light one. this has switched in the last hour or so. our shift is primarily west-southwest, coming in from the pacific. it has really picked up near fairfield. 23 miles per hour at this time. generally around the bay area, we are seeing light winds. 45 degrees -- 46 degrees in
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papa, 44 in santa rosa. now that the sun has been up, we are going to see this turnaround. 51 in concord, 50 in oakland. some of our inland locations had started in the 30s. sun will set about 6:15 tonight. tomorrow night, it will be 7:15. don't forget to spring forward tomorrow morning. satellite and radar view show systems on the way. they are going to bring us much needed rain. here are the high clouds we're looking at right now. another weak system just off the pacific northwest will bring us a few scattered showers for sunday. take a look at what happens here. we're picking it up for you at this hour. by lunchtime or so, looks like we have mostly sunny skies. we've got clouds in the forecast to return in and around the evening, looks like just about sunset, we've already got some pulling inside the bay area. mostly cloudy skies overnight. tomorrow morning, i'll see you here, 8:00, and we're tracking rain over the north bay. it's going to slide south by 10:00, 11:00, south of golden gate. just a few scattered showers in
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the forecast. take a look, now into monday morning. we're getting off to work, the morning drive looks pretty uneventful. scattered showers in the forecast for monday. tuesday morning, here comes the bigger system. scattered showers for tomorrow. looks like monday, tuesday looks to be a wetter day. so a moist flow beginning to set up and looks like all the way through friday we could see on and off showers. mostly cloudy skies for this morning, turning partly cloudy at times. cooler conditions for your afternoon. you're going to notice in most cases it's not going to feel bad out there unless you're along the coast. 56 at pacifica today. 59 in the city of san francisco. some areas, low to mid-60s. 65 in santa rosa. 64 concord. 65 antioch. that's a pretty good looking day, right? 65 in fremont. 66 san jose. 67 morgan hill. the extended forecast, tomorrow in addition to the clouds and a few sprinkles, we've got cooler temperatures for the afternoon. overnight lows slightly warmer because of the clouds. we've got showers developing on
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monday. tuesday looks to be a rainy day and scattered showers in the forecast for your wednesday. the sierra is also going to get a dumping. we'll take a look at that forecast, coming up. . time now for your live drive time traffic. want to give you a live look at the golden gate bridge. highway 101 looking great in both directions. swinging also another look at the bay bridge and the approach to the span there, everything looking smooth on 80, as folks from the east bay make their way into san francisco. looking at the chp's incident page, no major accidents to report at this time. we may not be seeing those two gray whales around the san francisco bay anymore. news chopper 2 spotted one of the whales yesterday evening swimming away from the golden gate bridge, into the pacific. if it is the same mother gray whale at her calf seen earlier this week, it could be a sign they are back on track, heading north up the coast toward alaska. >> they have a long trek to go and it's very arduous, 6000 miles. hopefully the calf is getting
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bulked up and ready to take the long trek. >> the coastguard had been warning boaters to stay at least 300 feet away from the whales. for a small calf, getting separated from the mother could prove deadly and criminal penalties for harassing whales can go as high as $20,000. new this morning, president obama goes on the defensive. what he's now telling republicans or demanding oil drilling to help lower gas prices. rush limbaugh made controversial comments about a georgetown law student, but did he break the law? a little known rule that could land the talk show host in some legal trouble. and can twitter and facebook help you land a job? the new website now connecting job seekers to employers. vers. fangled? no, we watched mardness in the living room... that's where the tv outlet was. what is he talking about? and if mom was hosting her book club that day, guess what...you missed it! we couldn't just move the tv all willy-nilly all over the house. ohh! ohh! kids today have it so good.
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. good morning to you. a live look at the partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skies over alcatraz and the golden gate, a mild day in store. new this morning, president obama is defending his administration from republicans who continue to demand the u.s. allow more oil drilling to help lower the price of gas. he made the comments in his weekly online video address. >> under my administration, oil production in america is at an eight-year high. we've quadrupled the number of operating oil rigs and opened up
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millions of acres for drilling. but you and i both know that with only 2% of the world's oil reserves, we can't just drill our way to lower gas prices. >> the president taped his address yesterday at a rolls-royce engine plant in virginia, the same day the february jobs report showed the economy at a 233,000 jobs. the bay area job market shows signs of improvement. the tribune reports the region added nearly 14,000 jobs in january. the majority coming from the east and south bays. growth sectors included administration, retail, and construction. the bay area unemployment rate dropped about a percent and a half in january when compared to 2011 in january of last year. atlanta has become the first city to sign up for a website that uses social media to help people find work. the california-based company tweet my jobs, uses twitter and facebook to compile job openings and link employers with potential employees. with an unemployment rate of
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nearly 11% in december, atlanta's mayor has been looking for different ways to help residents find work. >> everybody has a beautiful computer sitting on their desk. pretty much everybody has a smartphone. >> tweet my jobs has just announced a contract with a second big city, newark, new jersey. company officials say they are in discussions with more than a dozen other local and state governments. in our election 2012 coverage, it's caucus day in kansas, but gop frontrunner mitt romney is skipping the state and focusing on the south. the former massachusetts governor spent yesterday campaigning in mississippi. that state, along with alabama, will hold primaries this upcoming tuesday, and romney's campaign says it is trying to lower expectations, saying romney is the underdog. meanwhile, newt gingrich says he's staying in the race, win or lose, on tuesday. >> you will work really hard the next few days. we will win on tuesday. when we win on tuesday, we will have a remarkable impact on this race once again for the ninth or tenth time, and the race will
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change. >> rick santorum is spreading himself between both the southern states and kansas, where he has some appeal among social conservatives. gloria allred is now calling for a criminal charge against rush limbaugh, after he called a law student a slut. the celebrity attorney is asking authorities in limbaugh's home state of florida to charge him with a misdemeanor. all red says limbaugh violated a little known state law that says no one should speak falsely and maliciously of a woman's chase tee. limbaugh sparked controversy last week after he called sandra fluke a slut for testifying in support of contraception on capitol hill. he has since apologized. pope benedict xvi is reiterating the catholic church's stance against gay marriage, also denouncing what he calls the powerful gay lobby. a recent field poll shows californians favor expanding gay rights.
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59% of registered voters support same-sex marriage, up from 51% two years ago. >> sexual differences cannot be dismissed as irrelevant. >> there's a recognition that different religious institutions have different understandings of marriage and that there's an ability to separate those out from what we recognize as the civil sort of rights and civil equality under the law. >> the pope and u.s. bishops are also in a debate with the obama administration over federal funding for birth control. more than 27 million people have now viewed the viral video aimed at african leader joseph kony. but a backlash appears to be growing against the organization behind that video. kony's accused of kidnapping children in uganda and forcing them to be soldiers or sex slaves. the group, invisible children, is calling for a worldwide effort to capture him. but according to some, the situation in central africa is not that simple. >> it's not clear that the best way to arrest a person like
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joseph kony is through a kind of massive military intervention, which might just militarize the region further. >> the ugandan journalist says the video is based on information from five or six years ago and kony is no longer in uganda. the invisible children group says it stands by its video and its antikony campaign. the viral video has also led to angry parents in the central valley, after a school teacher showed the video to a third grade classroom. the fresno bee reports it happened earlier this week in salma, 30 minutes south of fresno. some parents complain, saying the video frightened the young children, because they don't understand the message. the salma school superintendent is apologizing and says the teacher never received permission to show that video. california is getting more money from its sales tax. state officials say taxable sales rose 7% at the end of last year when compared to the year
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before. analysts say it's evidence california's economy is improving, because more people are opening up their wallets and shopping. despite the uptick, state officials caution california's economy has a long way to go before a full recovery is in place. and google is setting a new goal for its google plus social networking service. bloomberg reports the mountain view company expects to double the number of users for google plus this year alone. right now, google plus has about 100,000 users significantly behind facebook's estimated 845 million users. google launched the new plus service back in june. your time now, 9:21. still ahead, the east bay top cop fighting accusations that crime is up in his city. but first, one month after whitney houston's sudden death, the new step investigators are about to take. winter weather is making a comeback to the bay area. what you can expect for your weekend, coming up. save them.
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. the national weather service now confirms a tornado hit the hawaiian island of oahu. the twist ergan on the water as a waterspout, then became a tornado near the community of enchanted lakes. the tornado moved about a mile and a half inland and blew off one man's roof. >> i didn't see it fly away, but i heard that big whoosh and it was gone. >> other people reported seeing poles being pulled up out of the ground by the wind and landing on cars. nothing like that around here. in fact, i believe you said in the 7:00 hour, not a bad day, mike. rosemary, not a bad day out there. >> not a bad day. seasonal. dry, mild. we're dropping out of the 70s, but we have plenty of 60s out there. partly sunny skies this morning, turning mostly sunny, then mostly cloudy by tonight. we do have changes in store, already taken place. onshore breeze has returned to
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the area. temps this morning, similar to yesterday. we had started out a little warmer, but without that sunshine, we have pretty much caught up. take a look at what's going on in the sierra. mostly sunny for today. weather is good tomorrow. changes there as well. gusty conditions, 30 mile-per-hour winds expected towards the afternoon. snow level starting above 6000 feet, but dropping down to 5000 feet. not a big deal, this system. maybe 1 to 2 inches of new snow. but by week's end, we're looking at several feet of new snow for the sierra and we are going to get the rain that we need as well. forecasted highs for today under partly cloudy skies, 62 in oakland, 61 in san francisco, mid-60s redwood city. low and near 60s palo alto. 66, san jose. partly cloudy skies. extended forecast, bigger changes coming as early as tomorrow morning. we do expect to wake up with scattered showers, especially over the north bay, a few showers in the forecast.
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tuesday looks to be a rainier day. wednesday, rain on the way and all the way out into friday, maybe the weekend, we've got unsettled weather. plan for that. back to you. >> thanks, rosemary. the investigation into whitney houston's death is nearly completed. sources say investigators have wrapped up the logistical part by talking to all physicians and pharmacies with ties to houston. they say nothing appears criminal so far. officials expect to have toxicology reports finished within the next two weeks. the 48-year-old houston died in her beverly hills hotel room on february 11. well, william shatner is taking his broadway show to our area this weekend. it's called "shatner's world." the two-hour comedy show finished on broadway and will now head out on tour across the u.s. shatner says the accolades he's received from the show is an actor's dream. >> i'm taking this highly praised broadway show to a theater, to 15 cities in the united states. so i will be at a theater near
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you who are watching this. i'll be at a theater at or near your city sometime in the next few weeks. >> the tour kicks off in los angeles today and comes to san francisco's orpheum theater tomorrow. . caught on camera, the flight attendant who went on a rant right before takeoff. and the new reaction from passengers who witnessed the entire event. and just how safe is one contra costa county city? the publicyst agreement between the city's top cop and the police union. coming up first, an early morning fire sends flames shooting 25 feet into the sky. the hayward businesses now wondering what's next. okay, people, let's get started.
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. welcome back to mornings on 2. we turn now to an update on developing news. hayward firefighters are still on the scene of a large strip mall fire. that fire broke out early this morning. one business was destroyed. several others will have to stay closed today. ktvu continues to follow the story and we'll have a live report coming up at 9:45. well, police are investigating a deadly shooting in san francisco's mission district. it happened on 23rd and shotwell streets just before 7:30 last night. police say they found a 39-year-old man fatally shot inside a car there. his car had also crashed into another vehicle. right now, no suspect information. opening arguments in the domestic violence trial of san
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francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi could begin by late next week. two rulings have already gone in favor of the prosecution. uc berkeley law lecturer will be allowed to testify about the behavior of abusers and why victims remain with them in relationships. meanwhile, a 55-second video allegedly showing mirkarimi's wife, ileana lopez with a bruise on her arm can be evidence. >> you can't ask a video what their he motivations were, what happened before, what happened after. >> a panel of 144 possible jurors are scheduled to be questioned on monday. however, the trial judge must still consider a defense motion for a change of venue. the top cop in pleasant hill is disputing accusations that crime is on the rise in his city. earlier this week, the pleasant hill police officers association issued a press release, stating violent crime is increasing in that small east bay city. but in response, chief pete
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dunbar said yesterday the number of crimes is consistent with the numbers in previous years, except for last year when he says the numbers were down. the union contends a spike in crime is stretching the department's resources. the chief says the city is still very safe. cameras will keep an eye on students, staff, and school grounds in lafayette. the lafayette school district governing board has approved four cameras at lafayette elementary school and stanley middle school. the contra costa times reports this is a pilot program designed to combat vandalism and theft. staff members reported graffiti, glue in door locks, a fire and even break-ins over the course of 18 months. san francisco's polk street is becoming a hot night spot, but some long-time residents are upset with what their revitalized neighborhood has become. new stores, affordable rents and nine bars in two blocks make this the place to be. polk street is attracting its share of young party goers and when the bars close, neighborhood activists say the streets are just too chaotic.
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>> the loudest group are the girls. they are just screaming when they see their friends, just screaming and running out into the streets. >> for those people who have lived here for a while, disgrubled it, i mean, i suppose that's their prerogative, but that's changed in my mind. that's an inevitability. >> for some residents, the noise of a more vibrant neighborhood is a more welcome sound, considering the poverty, prostitution and drugs that polk street has long struggled with. the beer will still be flowing this weekend at a famous san francisco watering hole. the gold dust lounge was slated to close today when its lease expired. the building's landlord reportedly wants to put in a clothing retailer, but the bar will remain open due to an ongoing lawsuit filed by the gold dust lounge owners. the bar has been frequented over the years by celebrities, including chronicle columnist herb cain, and singer tony bennett. supporters of sarah bowl are expected to rally this afternoon at the daily city bowling alley.
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the landlord there recently decided not to renew the lease, meaning the alley will close on april 15th, but many people are asking the landlord to extend the lease and allowing the bowling alley to stay open. today's rally is at 1:00 in the parking lot at sarah bowl. the budget to build a new stadium in santa clara has crept up. the final cost includes $78 million in loan interest and fees, along with more refined construction estimates. santa clara city officials are set to approve the new figures next week and construction on the stadium could start next month. the niners hope to open their 2014 season in their new home. san jose might soon be adding new jobs and opening up empty facilities. the city officials say it's all because the city has a budget surplus. it's projecting a $10 million surplus in its operating budget. the city says the surplus is due to layoffs and cuts in salaries. mayor chuck reed is recommending the money be used to open four
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newly built libraries and the community center, which have sat empty. he also wants to increase spending on gang prevention programs, repair and maintain the city's most heavily used roads, complete the autumn parkway project, and maintain funding for school crossing guards and the children's health initiative. occupy wall street in new york is running out of cash. the protest movement says its funds could dry newspaper a few weeks. a recent finance report show the group had $45,000 in its main account. the organization's accounting group says it has been spending thousands of dollars on a community kitchen and transit passes to help protesters get around new york. occupiers say they are continuing to plan projects and protests set for this spring. we're now hearing from the passengers aboard the american airlines flight where a flight attendant went on a rant, right before takeoff. as trace gallagher reports, it's all caught on camera. >> reporter: an airline altercation captured by cell phone, as an american airlines
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flight attendant allegedly goes into a rant over the flight's pa system. >> she started repeating herself, very in coherent in a way, and people started to pay attention. >> reporter: the incident happening, just as the plane was preparing to take off from dallas/fort worth to chicago. the commotion near the cockpit reaching a fevered pitch. >> when we first got in and boarded, she said i forgot to take my meds. we just thought she was talking to the gals. >> reporter: during a 15-minute rant, the flight attendant allegedly asked if the plane was on autopilot and said she wasn't responsible for the passengers' safety. >> she said she would not be responsible for the plane crashing and we hadn't left the ground yet. >> after the comments were made, it got scary. >> reporter: an extra pilot along for the ride tried to subdue the woman. a couple in first class also stepped in to help restrain her. >> it was a good wrestle to get her to her seat. they had to subdue her. there were about five people holding her down. >> reporter: the flight attendant was taken to a hospital for evaluation.
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the shaken passengers eventually took off on another plane with a different crew of flight attendants. in los angeles, trace gallagher, fox news. nearly a century after the titanic went down, researchers are assembling a special map of where it sank. the team snapped 130,000 photos of the wreckage site. they used two underwater robots and solar imaging to create the most in-depth picture ever of the 3 x 5-mile patch of wreckage. the titanic sank after hitting an iceberg in the atlantic ocean on april 15th, 1912. more than 1500 passengers and crewmembers died. the nfl is pitching in to clean up the debris left behind by last week's deadly tornadoes in indiana. players from the indianapolis colts went to one of the hardest hit areas, traveled to a high school that was destroyed. in all, more than 40 players and team personnel volunteered their time. they brought smiles to the victims and urged colt fans to make donations. >> the entrance of the school is gone.
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the library's gone. you could see where some of the classrooms were at. there wasn't much school's pretd out, devastated, but they did a really nice job getting all the kids out in time. >> while cleaning up debris at an auto shop, one of the colts players found an ipod that was lost by one of the store employees. that ipod was a gift from his father. . good morning to you. a live look from oakland. mostly gray skies. it's a nice morning maybe for a run out at lake merritt. 49 degrees right now in oakland. if you're headed to the nearby farmers market, maybe a jacket for the kids, because it is still cool out there. 49 in san francisco. 50 in hayward in the north bay. mid-40s, napa. 46, 44 in santa rosa. these temperatures, slightly cooler now than where we were 24 hours ago when we started the morning, with all that gray sky locked in some of yesterday's heat and we started out the morning a little warmer. but now that the sun's been up a few hours and we haven't seen
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much sunshine, our temperatures have fallen behind the 24-hour total from yesterday. your satellite and radar view showing you a very weak system bringing us high clouds this morning, not going to bring us any rain. we do have a second system offshore. that may bring us a few scattered showers in time for your sunday. today, a cooler afternoon, partly cloudy skies, but the rain holding off for one more day. take a look at what happens here. by noon time, the models want to bring us mostly sunny skies. a few clouds lurking off the coastline. by afternoon, increasing clouds once again. so a mix of sunshine and clouds for today. by tomorrow morning, you joined us here on ktvu, and we've got rain in the north basement looks like it is going to slide south of the golden gate by 11:00 or so and we'll have scattered showers in the forecast. not a lot. in a nutshell, for today, cooler conditions, anywhere from 5 to 10 degrees below yesterday. sunday will be the coolest day and we do have scattered showers in the forecast for sunday. bigger storms on the way for the
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work week ahead. 65 degrees expected at santa rosa. 61 san rafael. berkeley, 62. 62 in oakland. 59 in the city for the afternoon. a cool day by the coast. 56 expected in pacifica, with partly cloudy skies, turning mostly cloudy at times. 63 in mountain view. 66 this afternoon in san jose. a nice, mild one, 67, pleasant. 60 degrees at santa cruz for the second half of the afternoon. extended forecast numbers continuing to fall, into the low 60s for the afternoon. sunday, monday, tuesday and into wednesday. and let's talk about the rain, finally getting much-needed rain. a few scattered showers starting tomorrow. showers developing on monday, lasting into tuesday morning. tuesday looks to be a pretty rainy day. we are going to pick up at least an inch or two and we've got more rain on the way for wednesday, possibly thursday, into friday. we'll take a look at your afternoon numbers, your lunchtime numbers, coming up. new this morning, former
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united nation's secretary general kofi annan is in syria. this weekend, he's acting as u.n. arab league envoy in the meeting with syrian president bashar assad. annan is trying to negotiate a peaceful end to syria's crackdown of government protesters. the u.n. estimates 7500 people have been killed in the year-long conflict. [ gunfire ] the islamic jihad movement has released new video of rockets being fired into israel this morning. there aren't any reports of damage, but the attack reportedly is retaliation from an overnight israeli airstrike that killed a dozen palestinians. the latest violence began when israel targeted a palestinian commander behind the abduction of an israeli soldier who was held captive for five years before being swapped for 1000 palestinian prisoners. israeli president perez is meeting with some of hollywood's most influential figures. >> i have a mission to fulfill,
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and that is to bring to you the thanks of the people in israel. they love you. >> perez received a painting during his tour of the dreamworks animation studio yesterday. he met executive jeffrey catsenberg and acclaimed field director stephen spielberg. perez says their works inspire young israeli children. earlier this week he traveled to the bay area, including a stop at facebook headquarters. time now, 9:41. ahead, the dog fighting for its life after getting rescued from a burning shed. and one year has passed since the devastating earthquake and tsunami in japan. the ceremonies happening today to remember the victims. fire investigators are trying to figure out what caused a two-alarm fire that damaged several businesses in hayward. coming up, we'll show you the video of what it was like for firefighters right on the front lines. we believe keeping kids healthy can start with healthy hands.
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. good morning, san rafael. partly to mostly cloudy skies overhead, a cool start to the day. a mild afternoon in store. . time now, 9:44. let's recap some of the top stories we're waking up to this saturday morning. nation of islam leader louis farrakhan has arrived, amid heavy security at uc berkeley. he's speaking at the african black coalition conference. he has been criticized in the past for controversial and racially charged statements. one of the so-called speed freak killers has written a second letter to a sacramento tv station. in the note, wesley shermantine claims he, his partner lauren herzog, and an unidentified third man killed 72 people. the remains of dozens of victims have been recovered at an abandoned well near lyndon in
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san joaquin county. shermantine's first letter stated he knew where the victims were buried. in san leandro, a vehicle slammed into a poll at manor boulevard. at one time, 750 passengers lost power. at last word, a handful of customers are still without electricity. the driver went to the hospital and police are checking to see if alcohol played a role in that crash. . an update now to developing news we've been following for the last three hours. several hayward businesses will stay closed today, after flames ripped through a strip mall. ktvu is at jackson and watkins with video of the fire, only on 2. >> reporter: well, the fire started in a business that is located right here behind us. this is the nava placer company on atherton, and the closest major intersection is jackson and watkins in hayward. now, the fire is out. the flames are gone. firefighters are packing up their hoses, but there are two inspectors on the ground, looking through the rubble, trying to get clues as to what
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may have caused this fire. the smoke and the water damage extended beyond this business to three other businesses in a strip mall located right next to it. in fact, firefighters had to get on the roof of that strip mall this morning to tackle the flames. this is video that firefighters gave to us of that fire fight overhead this morning. the fire broke out at 5:45. at one point, it was a two-alarm fire. the placer company had the most damage, but the three other businesses are affected, donut factory, payday loan shop and togo sandwich shop. there were two employees inside the doughnut shop when the fire started this morning and didn't even notice the flames, but thanks to a customer, they were able to get out safely. >> customer go inside there and then they buy a doughnut and coffee and then he left and then he go back inside and say fire! give me the phone, i call 911!
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oh, my god! the customer saved my life! >> reporter: now, no one was hurt in this fire. no firefighters were injured in putting it out. but again, investigators are on the scene. if we take you back out here live, you can see some of them in the back of the placer company, going through the heavily damaged stuff in the back of this building. and they are expected to continue their work throughout the morning. now, the fire education officer explained to me all fires are considered suspicious until proven otherwise. he says there's no immediate information that points to arson or anything suspicious like that, but they are considering this a crime scene until they can get more information to determine otherwise. live in hayward, ktvu channel 2news. well, fairfield police have released the photos of three men suspected in a double homicide. arrest warrants have been issued for 21-year-old blake johnson, 21-year-old darren trahan, and 18-year-old marcel rutherford, ii, accused of shooting to death two men wednesday night at the parkway gardens complex in
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fairfield. police say a shooting thursday night nearby may also be connected. nobody was hurt, but bullets did shatter car windows in that water. tomorrow marks the anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in japan. the disaster killed nearly 20,000 people in japan. it also triggered the worst nuclear crisis since chernobyl. today, on the eve of the anniversary, japanese leaders blame themselves for not responding quickly enough and for not organizing relief efforts in a timely manner. >> it's, it's encouraging to see how far they have come, but it's going to be many years before things are really resolved. i think there are a lot of challenges ahead, as to how you actually rebuild some of these towns. >> one year later, nearly 800 people are still living in evacuation centers. 300,000 people are in temporary homes. in addition, it is expected later this year the pacific ocean will carry debris from the japan disaster to the shores of california and the entire west coast. the effects of the tsunami
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were felt strongly in santa cruz. damage from the surge has cost millions of dollars to repair. more than a hundred boat owners have received financial assistance and two new docks have been built, but boat owners are quick to point out the cost of the disaster. >> this was inconvenient for the yacht harbor, but the things that happened in japan were devastating to those people. people lost their lives and homes and the nuclear power plant, that's the real issue. >> harbor officials say they still need to repair an additional 20 docks, something they expect to be doing this time next year. santa cruz officials are also bracing for possible cuts to the country's tsunami readiness programs. the new white house budget for 2013 calls for a $4.6 million cut to the national oceanic and atmospheric administration. two events are being held in the bay area this weekend to remember victims of the japanese earthquake and tsunami. there is a remembrance vigil at
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the yu-ai kai beginning at 5:00 tonight. any donations collected at the vigil will go directly to fund. a moment of silence will be observed at 2:46 p.m. tomorrow, the moment the disaster struck japan. for those of you worried about doomsday, relax a bit. for years, alameda preacher predicted the end of the world would soon come. last year, there were even billboards declaring the rapture would come on may 21st, but then camping revised the date to october. now the radio evangelist is apologizing to followers. he says there's no evidence of armageddon and says his prophecy was incorrect. a dog in critical condition after being pulled from a burning shed. the 6-year-old male pitbull is suffering from burns on his body and airways. firefighters found the dog unconscious and tethered to a shed attached to a san pablo
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apartment building. firefighters revived the dog, using oxygen and animal services says the owner of the dog has not come forward. >> animals have suffocated when they have been tethered in such a way, so that's a potential violation specific to the tethering. whether there's intent involved in this, we don't know. >> the dog is being monitored closely by doctors who say his condition is day-to-day. the cause of that fire is still under investigation. time now, 9:51. ahead, the reason getting to yosemite is a little easier this weekend. and sunday streets is about to return to san francisco. the closures that could impact your weekend commute. . outside our doors this morning, a cooling trend is under way. before long, the rain will arrive. what you can expect for your weekend, coming up.
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. time for your live drive time traffic. a live look at highway 24 in
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lafayette. and for drivers headed west toward the tunnel, once they get out, they are in berkeley and possibly into san francisco. want to give you a shot of the bay bridge. looks like traffic is picking up a bit and that is the case usually as the hours go along here on the weekend. highway through yosemite is back open this morning after being closed since january for major road repairs. big oak flat reopened to traffic at 6:00 a.m. a large rock slide damaged the road in january. mild weather allowed crews to work and open the road a month ahead of schedule. on thursday, some 800 gallons of sewage spilled into a tributary that led to the closure of a beach. contact with sewage can lead to water-borne illnesses. water tests showed no signs of bacteria. true rockstar arrived this morning at the los angeles
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countiy museum of art. crews began moving the 340-ton boulder from a riverside quarry last week. they have been traveling only at night at 5 miles an hour. the rock is a center piece of an exhibit called leaf tated mass. the project cost quite a few rocks, $10 million. a special lego display in san francisco. workers from legoland california spent yesterday setting up the star wars display at the westfield san francisco center. there are 3-foot-tall lego models of characters like han solo. check them out from 11:00 to 2:00 today up on the fourth floor. well, don't forget to spring forward. daylight saving time arrives at 2:00 a.m. tomorrow. so don't forget that before you go to sleep tonight, set those clocks ahead. fire officials say it's also a great time to use this time to change batteries in your smoke detectors. tomorrow is san francisco's first sunday streets of the
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year. the embarcadero will be closed all the way from fisherman's wharf to mariposa street. sunday streets starts at 11:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00. for viewers down in the south bay, you may have felt a little shaking this morning. in the last hour, there have been a couple earthquakes centered in los altos, the biggest a 2.7 around 9:22 this morning. >> little ones, but still maybe something that caught people's attention. also catching people's attention, maybe one last day of weather to get outside, right, rosemary? >> yes, we are falling back to seasonal-like weather. partly cloudy skies in the forecast, afternoon highs 5 to 10 degrees cooler than yesterday. no more 70s in the forecast. mid-50s for the coast. mid-60s for some of our inland areas. this morning, waking up mid-40s to low 50s, improvement. temperatures have warmed a little bit over the last couple of hours. for your lunch hour, mid-50s to upper 50s. afternoon highs, again, 60s. mid-60s near san jose. to the north, 65 at santa rosa.
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everybody else, right in between by tomorrow morning, scattered showers over the north bay. we'll leave in the possibility for sunday. doesn't look like much, but maybe enough for just a spritz or sprinkle. monday, showers developing and then from there on out, looks like we could get a pretty good soaking on tuesday. >> off we go. >> finally. >> we need it, although those wet weeks. >> dust off the rain boots, claudine! >> thanks, rosemary. that is our report for this morning. thanks for trusting ktvu channel 2news. >> be sure to join us for our next newscast at 6:00. we're always here for you at ktvu.com and mobile ktvu. enjoy the day, everyone. thanks for watching.
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