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complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 p.m. >> good evening. i am frank somerville. >> i am julie haener. the city declared an emergency. officials want the state to help pay for a levy fix before the next round of rain. ktvu's health and science editor john fowler has been following this story and joins us with the reasons for the urgency. john? >> reporter: right now you can see yellow tape up, part of one of the many problems on this
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levy that is protecting hundreds of homes from the creek down there. >> reporter: two fallen trees. new slumping of this levy and damage to a bridge, all new worries today. >> serious damages. we are concerned about the entire rainy season. >> reporter: the city late today plans to ask sacramento for $2 million in emergency money. our cameras were there when the creek flooded the neighborhood, damaging 7 homes. >> seeing a lot of indifference from people who do not live there. to people who live there, they are concerned. >> exhausted our resources in addressing the flood controls and the stabilization needs. >> reporter: sand bags that officials say are working. there is an emergency city counsel meeting tomorrow and we
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learned officials may be there. residents say they are hoping the governor's staff gets the message. health and science editor john fowler, ktvu channel 2 news. tonight we are hearing more about 2 victims who were killed in a deadly new year's day crash in san francisco. ktvu's david stevenson spoke to people who knew one of the victims quite well. >> reporter: we spoke to one victim's family as they came here to share their grief. >> reporter: she wifed away tears and brought roses in memory of the brother. >> all the family is down. >> reporter: a 26-year-old construction worker is one of twoivisms killed in the -- two victims killed in the car crash. ktvu obtained this video of the crash after math as police tried to save the victims.
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the tragedy started after he fired a gun at three people at a housing complex and fled the scene. police say he smashed into a white car. the man is in serious condition but the passenger in the car was killed. the car struck and killed him and smashed into this store. >> just hope this is -- everything hopefully will be to the best from now on. >> reporter: police are charging him with murder, attempted murder, evading a police officer and being a felon with a hand gun. his sister brought a scandal for her -- candle for her brother. it hurts i saw him on the 31 and i will never again see him. he is scheduled to be arraigned
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tomorrow. his brothers and sisters are working to bring their mother here from houston. david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. now that the fiscal cliff deal has been reached, lawmakers are turning to the debt ceiling. president obama released a video today touting the fiscal cliff deal but republicans say the real problem is the president siping a deal -- signing a deal that has almost no spending cuts. >> we will start demanding that you don't bring anything forward unless you have the spending cut. >> i will not have another debate with this congress over whether or not they should pay the bills that they have wracked up. >> the white house says the last debate over the debt ceiling was harmful to the economy. republicans insist lawmakers can't afford to avoid that debate. and if you are feeling relieved
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we avoid the fiscal cliff, wait till your next pay stub. it will be less. ktvu's lorraine blanco is live to break down the numbers. >> reporter: some people we talked with today didn't know about the payroll tax increase and now that they will be seeing less, they plan to spend less, making some business owners rethink their payroll. >> reporter: retailers love to ring in the new year with shoppers. now that consumers will have less thanks to a tax hike, many shoppers plan to scale back. >> focus on what is essential. especially after the holidays, tighten. >> when people get more money they don't have any trouble trouble figuring -- trouble figuring out what to do with it. when people get less money they
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react in a nature like panic. stop the responding. >> reporter: that will effect all of us. spending accounts for 70% of the national economy. >> we don't think about the snowball effect of taxes. they pull back on spending then businesses don't want to hire. >> reporter: local retailers are trying to stay positive. banking on their loyal customers. some business owners say he will have to cut hours, maybe even jobs. >> when they stop spending because they will be taxed more, it is killing us. goinggoing to kill the small business guy. >> reporter: the 2% tax increase amounts to a thousand dollars a year for a family making $50,000 a year. reporting live, lorraine blanco, ktvu channel 2 news. the indiana winter storms
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gave the -- the winter storms gave the sierra a healthy snow pack. the water content is 130% of average for this time of year in the north, central and southern sierra. as we have seen, that could change quickly. >> you still got the majority of the winter to go and it could just shut down. >> the early storms replenished california's reservoirs reservoirs and the ski resorts are enjoying the snow. more details about the man who was swept to his death yesterday afternoon. he walked with his wife and dog along the beach when the couple was caught by a large wave. the wife and dog made it back to shore but he was swept into the ocean. crews located his body. the coast guard said people need to remember how dangerous the ocean can be.
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>> we got a lot of reports that kids are coming too close to the water and the parents are not minded with it. >> his wife said her husband loves sailing, biking and hiking. officers say they contacted suspected prostitutes and johns online. 36 people were arrested for a variety of crimes besides prostitution, weapons and drug possession and patrol and probation violations. the reward fund continues to grow for information about a man accused of killing a woman's dog. police posted this surveillance video. it shows the man running from the scene last friday. police say he just thrown the victim's dog into traffic. the dog had to be put down
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because of her injuries. witnesses set up the reward fund and we posted more details on one of the four suspects accused of killing a man made a court appearance today. he is one of the people suspected of killing him on november 30. his arraignment was rescheduled for friday. yesterday documents surfaced accusing the murder victim of bad business deals, paying for prostitutes. san francisco police are looking for witnesses to the carjacking of a cab that happened on new year's day. police say around 5:00 a.m. a 28-year-old cab driver was flagged down and the suspect got into the car and ordered the driver out at gun point. if you know anything call the police department. have you ever taken a bad
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cab run? customers made 1700 calls to the city's 311 complaint line in 2011. that is up 13%. some of the complaint can include speeding, smoking, using cell phones while driving and refusing to take credit cards. drivers had their own complaints. they say there is a lack of over sight by the city. a peak at the new i.d. cards. >> looks like any other bank card. we left room so you can make this. >> mayor jean quan says it will help undocumented immigrants and others with day day to day tasks. the city is the first in the
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nation to offer the i.d. that could also double as a debt card. it will begin in march. a new emergency alert system, how well it worked in the search for a missing person. >> how long we have to cope with the chilly weather? i will have the time line in 7 minutes. >> coming up after the break, putting the breaks on free sunday parker, who will get hurt the most. >> they will be penalized. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow, you guys have it easy.
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pictures of crews working to clear it. they reopened by 2:00 p.m. this afternoon. water service restored this afternoon after a water main break. we had a crew on the scene at 4:30 a.m. this morning, an hour after water started bubbling up. it happened where a pair of water lines connects. engineers blame the rain and low temperatures. >> the soil is saturated. so with the cold it is expansion and contraction and that causes old mains to break sometimes. wehave several small breaks over town. >> 100 customers lost service till noon. the city says one of the pipes is 85 years old and scheduled for an upgrade. mud crews worked to repair
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three more water main breaks today. a 6-inch main broke here this morning. a 1 inch line in berkeley and another in oakland are also fixed tonight. the breaks were not weather related. san francisco allowed people to park at most meters on sunday for free but those days are over. this sunday people will have to start pumping money into meters. ktvu's rob roth is in san francisco. some people think this will drive away business? >> reporter: right, frank. starting sunday, officers will be out looking for expired meters. and many people say they don't like it. >> not fun. >> no fun putting meters on sunday, especially for this mother. >> we have to drive from san jose here to the studio on
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sundays for the class. >> san francisco will begin enforcing parking meters beginning sunday from noon to 6:00 p.m. it cost drivers $2.50 an hour to park. eliminating free sunday parking is expected to bring in $2 million a year. >> most businesses were closed, now they are open so it makes sense to have it in place. >> reporter: churchgoers are not happy. >> imagine the person who comes to serve at the soup kitchen volunteering, now has to put money in the meter to serve. >> reporter: this owner likes the idea so much he is considering keeping his door open on sundays. he says cars won't be able to
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park out front all day. >> my customers the opportunity to have a parking spot. >> reporter: at this ice cream store the owner says it will drive customers away. >> it will make people want to come less and less and less. there isn't going to be a larger turnover in cars. for the first three sundays officers will issue only warnings, after that it is pay the meter or pay the ticket. in san francisco, rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. over hauling school funding. governor jerry brown plans to announce changes next week to the amount of money schools get next week. even though the plan hasn't been announced yet it is already generating controversy. >> reporter: he watched as his daughters played. >> nothing changed.
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no upgrades. really. no expanding. nothing. same playground. >> this is among the schools that could see its budget grow. the governor will revive it to get more money to the schools. >> they need to give it to the schools that need it most. >> reporter: according to a give them $5,600 more per ld student by 2017. while other schools would get $126 more per student. not everyone agrees with that idea. she says budget cuts make this a bad time to redistribute the
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state's resources. >> no school district has the resources to provide students with the quality education that our communities expect. authorities issued the state's second ever silver alert for a missing senior. police say 67-year-old raymond smith left his home on sunday and hasn't been seen sense. he suffered a stroke in april. he said he didn't want to live in his current state. the silver alert program started yesterday. an effort to study fish habitat. several dams blocked sed minute. sam -- set meant --
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>> compare. >> lowering the river today allowed them to retrieve the egg tubes. . lots of sunshine today and temperatures now dropping off. here is a look at the 20s across the bay area. this was this morning. santa rosa 26 degrees. livermore 28. fairfield 27. over night, once again it will be cold as we head into thursday. inland 27-32 degrees. frost will be a factor as we head into thursday morning. right now on live storm tracker 2, clear skies up above. the current numbers. already dropping back down into the 40s and 50s. except fairfield, i had to
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double check, 38 degrees. they dropped 9 degrees in the past hour. over night low there in the upper 20s. 27. santa rosa 29. once again we are bundling up thursday morning. san francisco 42. san jose 35. we have a meteor shower that is peaking early thursday morning. you will have to get up early between 4:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. we are expecting partly cloudy skies. you could maybe see 25 meteors on hour. lots of sunshine for today. high pressure in command of the weather as a result we have a dry weather forecast. partly cloudy skies for thursday. cold start, ranging in the 50s to the lower 60s. here is our forecast model. clouds remain in the pacific for tomorrow and a few high clouds moving in by friday.
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into the weekend we thicken up the clouds. saturday night into sunday rain showers. only a chance right now. temperatures for thursday, mainly in the 50s and a few neighborhoods 60s. san jose 58. and here is a look ahead, your five-day forecast with your bay area weekend in view, a quiet one. temperatures, we begin chilly over night readings and showers by sunday. if you are heading outside bundle up with multiple sweaters. temperatures dropping off. >> once the sun comes down, it gets cold. [ talking at the same time ] >> thank you. coming up on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36 current tv has a new owner. the name of which may surprise you, is the show over for this network and lawmakers found $70 million for race tracks. the fiscal cliff deal.
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join us for these stories and more on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36. and still to come here, the golden state warriors preparing to hit the court against one of the hottest teams in the league. mark will tell us how they match-up.
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the holiday break is over for the construction crews working on the central subway. today a portion of stockton street will be closed to traffic. ellis street will have partial closure and people who ride the 38 may experience delays near union scare. the project is expected to be complete in 2019. mark is here now with sports. couple years ago you wouldn't have given away tickets to the clippers and warriors game, now it is a hot game. >> been a while. the clippers and the warriors, no longer. the clippers had their 17 game win streak ended last night and the warriors ready enough for the match-up in oakland. even without andrew bogan in
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the middle, they bonded. play like a unit. unselfish passing. the team concept is working for the warriors, put them in second place behind the clippers in the pacific. >> have a super star that can dominate for 48 minutes, we have to have guys that pitch in and make the right plays. you have to make the right play and find who is open. leads to good offense. you know, that is what we have been playing well. sharing the basketball and making, you know, solid offensive possessions. >> one of the nfl's most ferocious players will call it quits after 17 years in the nfl. >> only one way to do it. full speed. >> number 52.
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the great ray lewis. 17 years in the nfl. says he wants to spend more time with his two sons. his oldest son is playing that university of miami next year. ray lewis after this season with the ravens, that is it for him. that is the sporting life. a lot of offensive players -- [ talking at the same time ] >> a lot of quarterbacks going yea! we showed you surveillance video of a man who killed a woman's dog, at 10:00 p.m. we are talking with police about the crime and a growing reward for information.
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