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complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 p.m. hello. i am frank somerville. >> and i am julie haener. >> what roads are making for a slick commute home today. ktvu's chief meteorologist bill martin is tracking the rain. >> we are getting light showers. san jose live right now. if you are in san francisco, oakland, you are not -- you haven't seen anything. down here, it is a wet afternoon commute. the showers have been relegated to the valley and parts of the livermore valley.
pinpointing that for you, you see it. this is an unusual system. it went by but now it is spinning the moisture back up at us. usually when systems go south they keep going, this stalled out. livermore, showers today. 10th of an inch of rain. this is moderate rainfall. fremont you are getting a break. but you had showers. milpitas. showers. and then we back it out to illustrate this line. this line has been steady all day. showers have been happening all day. nothing has been going on up here. into the evening, more showers. when i come back, i will toggle through tomorrow and into the bay area weekend, there is more showers possible towards the weekend as well. we will talk about that and the five-day forecast with your bay area weekend in view. see you back here.
>> follow our weather team 24 hours a day. updating on facebook, twitter and www.ktvu.com. officials wrapped up a press conference, three students were shot yesterday. ktvu's jade hernandez was there to get the latest on this developing story. what did we learn about the students? >> the school superintendent met with the media inside the city hall. the superintendent is fired up and ready to talk gun control. this is why, the superintendent gathered reporters to discuss the shooting yesterday afternoon involving three high school students. students were released early because of finals. she says the students were sitting near bart when they were approached by two men who asked about one of their shoes. >> drew a gun and fired shooting one of the students.
and grazing another student. the third student was uninjured. what are we going to do about gun control. >> reporter: one student is still in the hospital. police tell us tonight that this shooting had nothing to do with the shoes but officers canvassed the area and are still investigating. the reason for the focus on the shoes tonight, earlier this week four teens were shot, the shooting may have been over a pair of shoes. jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. new video tonight of the california international guard loading up and leaving for war. they are deploying to afghanistan tonight. they spent all day packing up their gear and loading it into the planes. ktvu's robert handa was there and spoke to the service members about the dangers they
will be facing. >> huge transport plane flew in today. then the california international guard loaded the aircraft for a four month deployment to provide search and rescue in afghanistan and africa. the pilot and others will provide medical care as quickly as possible. >> we try to get to them within minutes of them being injured. which means sometimes when we go in the fighting is still ongoing. >> there is always a element of danger. of course, from the taliban. >> reporter: she is enthusiastic about the military today lifting the ban on wim -- ban on women serving in combat. >> i think the time has come. women are excellent soldiers, airman. >> reporter: she emphasized she
is one of 200 members deployed, all in harms way. >> we have to keep in mind our job is to make sure other people get to go home to their families. >> reporter: they said they will not be taking part in the fighting with pirates that has been going on but stick to rescue operations. the rescue wing has been credited with 370 saves. robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. congresswoman nancy pelosi praised u.s. defense secretary leon panetta's decision to lift the ban on women serving in combat. >> secretary of defense lifted the ban on women serving in combat. >> nancy pelosi said the ban on women serving in combat prevented many women from advancing to the highest levels of the military and says the decision fits with "don't ask, don't tell." home surveillance video we
obtained shows the moments as a 13-year-old girl runs from an attempted kidnapping. in the left hand corner of the surveillance video you see the girl walking. there are no clear shots of the attacker but moments later you see the girl running away. neighbors heard her piercing scream. >> i was laying down and i heard a girl screaming. the kind of scream that rings your ear knowing they are terrified, need help. >> the teen got away. this is the sketch police released yesterday of the suspect. at this point investigators say there are no new leads in the case. the manager of a pizza shop has been taken into custody for putting a hidden camera in the rest room. police arrested the man who
manages the pizza shop. an employee found a hidden camera friday. it was in an employee bath room. he was booked on suspicion of invasion of privacy. governor jerry brown said california's budget is balanced and he intends to keep it that way. ktvu's ken pritchett was on the floor for the state of the state address this morning that included a big change for education. >> reporter: this state of the state address was unlike others. there were no calls for deep cuts but that is not to say the governor didn't put forth a challenging agenda. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: governor jerry brown's speech was in a word optimistic. >> california is back. budget is balanced and we are on the move. let's get it done. thank you. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: he called to build a rainy day fund and to support
major products. and california's high-speed rail. on higher education, money must be saved. >> tuition increases are not the answer. i am not going to let the students become the finance ears. >> reporter: it is the proposal for k-12 that is the biggest change, shifting money to schools with poor students. >> equal treatment for children in unequal situations is not justice. >> the idea of giving them more resources is the right direction. >> the battle lines may not be political. she says the governor's plan would benefit schools in her district. >> that will not be a fight between republicans and democrats. it will be a rural versus urban discussion. i believe it will be heated. >> reporter: he says the system is fractured. as for fixing it? >> it will be very challenging.
i believe it will be one of the hardest challenges they will face this year. >> reporter: another challenge will be maintaining this budget surplus. the governor said actions by the federal governments on say healthcare could cost california billions of dollars, putting the surplus at risk. in sacramento, ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2 news. transportation officials have approved a fair program -- fare program for low income passengers. the commission allocated $1.3 million to subsidize fares. under the program qualified riders pay $25 for a monthly pass instead of $70. some homeowners in san francisco are upset about people paving over their yards to create more parking spaces.
it was banned in 2002 but that hasn't stoped some people. one said it is causing problems with sewer flooding. >> greenery absorbs water that doesn't run into the drains. >> flooded sewers spilled raw sewage in november. homeowners could be fined. they are calling it a revolution tonight in one san francisco neighborhood. a healthy food revolution. poor diet has hurt people for years. new tonight at 6:00 p.m. ktvu's health and science editor john fowler is here with a new partnership saving money and lives. >> reporter: here in the bay view district, one of 24 corner markets in this african
american community. pass the cookies, candies and snack food. fresh fruits and vegetables. >> reporter: today the kickoff of a program to reverse generations of poor food choices. >> candies, chips, sodas. >> reporter: the 30,000 people shop mostly at corner markets and that caused rates of obesity and diabetes. >> diabetes is one of the most costly diseases to treat and manage. >> reporter: convenient healthy food will help. >> asking our community stores step up to the table, help us to create change. >> i told them i don't know if it will work out but when we did it it is selling. >> reporter: experts offered free work shops.
kaiser donated a million dollars. and educates school children and parents. this store opened 18 months ago but is now closing. >> shows we can't be dependent on one store. >> reporter: they signed up two stores. they hope to have six more by the end of the year. health and science editor john fowler, ktvu channel 2 news. after running out before the holiday, a hospital is restocked and ready to give out flu shots. >> inside the tunnel, a progress report on the tunnel and when it will open to drivers.
bore product reached a milestone. we got inside the futon see the preble -- tunnel to see the progress. the progress is 75% finished and on track to meet its goal. two bores in both directions will help cut down on backups. this new tunnel will have 10- foot -- two 10-foot shoulders to accommodate stalls or accidents. new tonight at 6:00 p.m. flu shots are in high demand as the strain spreads across california. >> jade hernandez went to a health clinic today in fremont that just received a new batch of the flu vaccine. >> good morning. >> reporter: she came here for her free flu shot. >> i have a room full of students, sick, coughing, coming to school ill, sharing
their germs. >> reporter: she brought her son. >> good job. >> reporter: [ inaudible question ] >> i thought i was going to scream. >> how was it? >> didn't hurt. >> reporter: they had to wait for their flu shots till today in fremont because of the shortage and even there there had to be an incentive. >> if they got it we could go skating. >> reporter: drives are fine -- bribes are fine. each shot you take builds the immunity. >> the sooner you get it your body will wart off infections. >> reporter: experts say that we haven't hit the worst of the flu season and vaccines start working >> jade! a new stomach bug has hit the united states.
there have been more than 140 outbreaks in the united states caused by the new strain of the norovirus. systems are similar to the flu. it sickened people in japan and europe. you can prevent with hand washing washing and cleaning. twitter announced a new video app, you can upload videos that are 6 seconds or less. it was built by a company twitter acquired. users can capture videos that will upload to twitter or facebook. it is available for download on iphone and ipod touches. san francisco mayor ed lee announced efforts to improve safety and business in china town leading up to chinese new year. >> you will see families and kids walk into the street, in the middle of buses and cars
coming in and we didn't want that. >> the pedestrian program gives pedestrians and vendors more space, creates tempiary sidewalk expansions. -- tempiary sidewalk expansions. -- temporary sidewalk expansions. a neighborhood is mopping up after a water main break this morning. a pipe burst after 2:00 a.m. this morning. roads were partially flooded and at one point water shot into the air. dozens were left without water for hours. crews are keeping an eye on the pavement incase a sink hole develops. >> ktvu's chief meteorologist bill martin is tracking more rain tonight. bill, what is it looking like? >> more showers, mainly south of san francisco, south of fremont, or in that area.
straight line. showers outside right now affecting the bay area. rest of you are dry. this line, see it? it has been like this all day. everything in this area is dry, san francisco, south of the line, showers. not heavy. but they have been making for a slow afternoon commute, livermore, tracy area, 580 is wet. 680 is wet as well. towards san jose, you see a little break activity there. interesting pattern. they usually come from the west, this was wrapping around from the system that went back, over the top. unusual. fog tomorrow morning. we had a lot this morning. wasn't dense but there was a lot of it. i anticipate the same thing tomorrow. patches of dense fog but i think you will be able to, you
know, navigate. not real dense. over night, showers linger and then go away. there may be a stray morning shower. with the fog. that is it. the model sets us up tonight, you will see, what you will see here, system one, system two, both weak, not a big deal and sandwiching us in there. friday morning, right? friday afternoon, showers in the area. nothing really organized. saturday morning. same thing, right? chance for a sprinkle. you will see on the five-day forecast. big deal? no. saturday afternoon, looks better. saturday afternoon, saturday evening. sunday looks better. sunday afternoon not bad. you are looking at 50s and 60s. 60 antioch. 60 brentwood. morgan hill 62. san jose 62. gilroy 62. interesting day. lot of the bay area, more than half of it saw nothing.
dry, dry. you were dry. san jose, morgan hill, gilroy, umbrella out. one of those days, tomorrow drier. more sunshine. still mild temperatures, low 60s. [ talking at the same time ] >> nothing big. no big stores. >> thank you. concert to benefit bryan stow is about to get underway tonight. the third base coach is behind the idea. he and his band will take the stage in redwood city at 8:00 p.m. and mark ibanez will be the mv for the event --c for the ehaven't and three more -- mc for the event and three more concerts are planned this weekend. for more information log on to www.ktvu.com. coming up on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36, new signs of hope for the bay area economy. >> nationwide job statistics say more and more people are getting back to work.
he can prom season is around the corn -- high school prom season is around the corner. she teamed up with the bank to kickoff operation prom dress. new or gently used dresses can be dropped off at any bank branch. the dresses will be given to girls who wouldn't be able to afford a prom dress. >> high school girls are happy. such an excitement. almost christmas day. when we distributed the prom dresses for the girls. >> san jose libraries libraries and community centers are also collecting prom dresses. in less than two hours hundreds will fan out across san francisco for the homeless
count. they organize the count every two years. getting an accurate number is important to secure funding for homeless services. san francisco's last tally in 2011 found 6400 homeless living in the city. >> mark is off tonight, joe is in here, 49ers football. and the ravens have a dilemma. >> you heard about that big game? if you are the ravens, one of the biggest problems is how do you deal with colin kaepernick. he shredded the green bay packers and the falcons and hurt them with his passing. his 10th nfl start, one of the most versatile quarterback challenges. colin kaepernick would remind you alex smith didn't do too badly in his first 9 games.
smith taught colin kaepernick the program. both have been professional. >> it means a lot. shows his character and the kind of man he is. i mean, he helped me through everything from week one till now. >> nature of sports, you know? he got an opportunity, he stepped up and made the most of it. you know, that is the deal. that is how i got my start. i was no different. guy got hurt, i started. so, you know, pretty hypocritical to be upset about it. >> the last golden state warriors to make the all-star game was 1977. this is a new era. david lee was chosen as a reserve. he is averaging 19 points, shooting 52% from the field.
second all star collection for lee -- selection for lee. the game is in houston on february 17. cal, stanford, st. marys, all with games tonight, we will have that for you tonight at 10:00 p.m. >> thank you, joe. >> sure. the sharks hit the ice in an hour, coming up tonight at 10:00 p.m., the home opener. and as always thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. we are always here for you on www.ktvu.com and mobile ktvu.