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good morning. b.a.r.t. police is calling in an outsider to look at the inside of the department. what we've learned about what is coming in. an early-morning surprise for a berkeley woman after fire breaks out in her home. what she saw that had her calling 911 again. [chanting] a laborer dispute at at&t
-- a labor dispute at at&t park. what the union wants giants' fans to do. "mornings on 2" starts right now. well, good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." it's wednesday, june 19th. i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm tori campbell. let's begin with a quick look at weather and traffic. welcome back, steve. >> temperatures slowly recovering. yesterday was the coolest day by far. 60, 70s, a few low 80s. here's sal. good morning. we're looking at the east shore freeway. you can see traffic is moving along well if you are driving to the macarthur maze. bay bridge backed up from the maze. at the toll plaza you will be waiting 20 minutes before you make it on the -- on the bridge. reforms to the police department following the oscar grant shooting are about to get a closer look. claudine wong joins us live from oakland with the
announcement b.a.r.t.'s chief will make in just a couple of hours. >> reporter: good morning, tori. yes. i talked to a spokesperson with b.a.r.t. in the last 30 minutes. she said what's going to happen today, b.a.r.t.'s police chief is going to make himself available to let everyone know why he's bringing patrick oliver in. a lot of changes have been made since the fatal shooting of oscar grant at this station in 2009. but the question is, has enough been done. the chief wants an outsider to help answer that question. that's why he's calling on patrick oliver. he's a former chief of at least two police departments and served as a commissioner on the police accreditation for two agencies. maybe more notable in all of his credentials, he was part of the association that put together the noble report. that very long and very critical report of the b.a.r.t. police department done following the oscar grant
shooting. oliver is familiar with the department and should have an opinion about the reforms put in place. we talked to riders this morning about whether they've seen changes and one man said he has not seen enough. >> i feel like it there's not enough training. >> reporter: do you think they've done enough to fix problems? >> so far, i haven't seen any changes. >> reporter: we should note this announcement comes almost three years to the day after rainy was hired on as the police chief. when he was hired, it was announced he would usher in an era of change in the department of policies and procedures. the hope is oliver will help decide if enough change has been made. that review is expected to start next month. live here in oakland, claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. a highly-praised new movie about the b.a.r.t. police shooting of oscar grant
is being screened in oakland tomorrow. the grand lake theater is holding a private screening of "fruitvale station." the film was shot in the east bay and was directed by an oakland native. it won the grand jury prize at the sundance film festival. the movie opens to the public on july 12th. new this morning, the investigation in berkeley goesen to into an early-morning house fire. now, this one started around midnight at the home on milvia street. the investigators say the fire started in the basement and quickly spread to the attic. a woman living in the house called 911 when she first smelled smoke but she called 911 a second time after learning on the lights. >> the first time i didn't smell it as much as i did. i hadn't turned the lights on. when i turned the lights on, then i saw it. >> luckily, she was not hurt but that fire forced her out of her house. >> investigators still don't know how the fire started. family and friends will
hold a special celebration of life for a young college student from emeryville. he was killed in north oakland just one hour before his 23rd birthday. police say he was coming home from a pickup basketball game when he got into a minor car accident. witnesses say the man who hit his car, got out, shot and killed him, and then drove away. the reward money is coming to $30,000 as police search for the two men. the mother of a missing man who has brain damage pleading with police to take his case more seriously. shawn sidi's mom told the "examiner" he should be considered at risk. she's accusing the police of ignoring a lead that he may have gone to marin county from golden gate park last month. she's planning to hold a vigil this sunday pushing the police to investigate further. complaints about a gay pride flag in calistoga caused
the city to take the flag down. the flag was put up last friday to celebrate napa county's gay pride week. but some members of the community, including a former mayor, told "the press democrat" they rejected to the -- objected to the flag flying next to the u.s. flag. the rainbow flag was taken down on monday. the city council never formally considered raising the flag in the first place. the wait goes on for the u.s. supreme court to issue its ruling on california proposition 8, the ban on same- sex marriage. the court is scheduled to rule before the end of the month. coming up for you at 7:25. what one of the lead lawyers in the case is predicting will happen. it is 7:06. new this morning, tesla is recalling some of its model-s sedans. the electric carmaker says it discovered an incorrectly mounted bracket on a rear seat latch. tesla says all affected cars were manufactured between may
10th and june 8th of the this year. car owners will be contacted by tesla. the company will pick up the car, fix the problem and return the car in a few hours. they are offering loaner cars to owners who need them while the repair is made. san francisco's cable cars will attract visitors from around the world. the tourists may get a thrill ride they are not expecting. cable car accidents have been costing the city of san francisco plenty of money. the city has had to shell out $8 million in just the past three years to pay off settlements. that's to cover all sorts of injuries from broken bones to severed limbs. >> they range from very minor to some very rare, severe accidents. you know, those occur from the 19th century technology. >> cable car operators say the biggest problem is riders not paying attention. they say many of these injuries happen when people kind of fool around and hang off the side of
the cable cars. you kind of feel like you have to do that as a tourist. >> yes. sal, you're back. is now a good time to head to the toll plaza? >> it's not -- this is the peak time if you can avoid it, you can stay home and watch us for a little longer, that would be great. it's not affected by crashes on the bridge and westbound. it's backed up to the 880 overcrossing. it's about a 15, 20-minute delay getting on the bridge. we've been watching the span as well. the morning commute is going to be okay on 880. both directions looking good. if you are driving on the commute in san jose, the road sensors show some slow traffic on 101, 280 and 85 are doing well in the santa clara valley. let's go to steve. all right, sal. thank you. mostly clear skies. a little bit of patchy fog. not too much. rather cool. some upper 4040s. a very -- upper 40s. a very cool air mass in place associated with the low that
cranked up the wind machine. white cap ops the bay cranked you -- white caps on the bay cranked up. you can see the low right up there spinning. where were you back in january, february, march? we could have used you. this would have brought rain. upper 40s to low 50s. i think walnut creek is warmer than that. 48, 49, fairfield, napa, santa rosa, some upper 40s there on the peninsula and even the santa cruz mountains. this is really cool. the wind yesterday was really, really cranked up but ta -- but today it's a westerly breeze. stronger gusts will be in the higher elevations. sfo, west at 21. even a west wind at livermore which was only 71. a in tahoe. 52 ukiah. sacramento, 53. that's chilly, chilly, chilly. only 60s, 63, 64, san diego and l.a. except for a few patches and low clouds, it will be sunny.
the wind is coming in from a westerly direction. 60s, 70s, and 80s. temperatures still running below average. they will continue to do so. tomorrow, first day of summer, it will be warmer and then warmer still on friday. saturday level it off. a little bit cooler as -- cooler as we go into sunday. on top of syria, the taliban and the global economy, president obama's addressing another important topic today in a speech in germany. >> i intended to seek negotiated cuts with russia. >> you who this change might impact our national security. was it a terrorist attack? a new report on a plane crash 17 years ago off long island. the question questions in this case. look at them kids. [ sigh ]
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clear skies except for a few patches of fog. it will be cool to start off. not as windy. but very nice visibility. highs warmer. new pictures to show you. a reported tornado yesterday at denver international airport. thousands of people ran for cover. luckily, no one was hurt. no airport damage has been reported. several flights were diverted, though. there's a new documentary out suggesting a terrorist attack took down twa flight 800, almost 20 years ago. now, this morning, the head of that film -- ahead of the film, a group of whistle-blowers announced the investigators would wrong. that investigation concluded a gas tank blew up, causing the plane to go down in long island in 1966. 230 people on board were killed. but the group of whistle- blowers, which include members of the original investigation team, say radar information and eyewitnesses show the plane was
brought down by an outside source. the whistle-blowers stopped short saying plthe was shot down b insist the explosion on that plane was no accident. two new developments are jeopardizing peace talks between the u.s. and pakistan. hamid hamid karzai is breaking off negotiations because he's angry that the taliban and u.s. will begin peace talks without first bringing in the afghan government. he also says the name of a new taliban office in the middle east disrespects the afghan people. he says he will not pursue peace talks with the taliban until the u.s. drops out of the negotiations. well, despite the upcoming negotiations, this morning, the taliban claimed responsibility for an attack that killed four american troops at bagram air base last night.
the taliban fired twice. president obama just spoke a few minutes ago in germany calling on countries to cut back on nuclear weapons. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, the president says this will not weaken u.s. security. >> reporter: president obama says the u.s. can still protect americans and our allies while reducing the number of nuclear weapons here by about a third. president obama says he wants to move forward with a treaty that could cut russia and american nuclear weapons since the lowest level since the 1950s. he says it's time to negotiate with russia and move on. on top of this, he says the world needs to reject the nuclear goals of north korea and iran. he wants to secure nuclear materials around the world. >> and call on nations to begin negotiations on a treaty that ends the production of materials for nuclear weaponsens. these are steps we can take to
create a world of peace with justice. >> reporter: how president obama says these moves would affect terrorism, when i see you next. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. 7:15. happening right now in washington, d.c -- fbi director robert muller is making his final -- robert mueller is making his final appearance. that's patrick leahy right there. the hearing is supposed to focus on fbi operations in general. but with the recent revelations about phone surveillance at the national security agency, robert mueller is expected to be questions about that as well. we haven't seen mueller on camera but he's due to step down as fbi director on september 4th after serving 12 years in that position. we'll be checking on these live hearings in washington throughout the morning. google, taking steps now to distance itself from the national security
administration's operation prism. now, google is asking a specialized federal court to relax the gag order over data requests its made. most of the nine tech companies who had been receiving requests for information on lders have said homany times they were asked for that information but google wants to go further. experts say it's not likely the court will grant google's request. 7:17. the city of brentwood is throwing the book at kids who cut class. brentwood is considering daytime loitering regulations for teens. "the contra costa times" reports the council will take up the measure next tuesday. the vice mayor says in stead of going to school, some teens are hanging out in some parts of the city and causing problems for businesses. a man shot and killed at a castro valley burger vint was a wanted parolee. he's 32-year-old quincey williams of oakland. williams was shot during a
robbery late friday night. investigators say he was trying who hold up boulevard burger on castro boulevard. he ended up in a struggle over a gun -- over a gun with one of the workers. there will be a game 7 in the nba finals after an incredible thriller for pro basketball fans last night. >> game over! >> who expected that? the miami heat won in overtime. 103-100. they scored five points on the closing seconds to force an overtime and survived elimination by the san antonio spurs. so now the finals are evened up, 3-3. lebron james came on strong down the stretch. he had his 11th postseason triple-double. when it looked like the spurs were gonna win it. but the championship will be
decided in miami tomorrow night. >> wow. that was so close. it was back and forth. i was watching the end of the game. >> i was nervous for everybody. >> yeah. >> game 7. >> yep. summer officially begins tomorrow night. meteorologist steve paulson will be back to tell us what kind of weather we can expect for the new season. it took forever for 911 to come. it was a nightmare. >> a really strange accident almost turned deadly. how a boy got stabbed in the neck with a cat fish. good morning. westbound 24. this is a stalled car near the la fayette b.a.r.t. station. traffic is a little bit slow approaching it from walnut creek. we'll tell you more about this -- coming up. hey, look! a shooting star!
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he went fishing in arkansas with his family on father's day. his mother was holding a catfish they caught when it suddenly jumped and hit aiden. >> he got nervous, the fish flopped around. it just smacked him on the neck. >> one of the barbs in the fin of the catfish punctured his skin. the family called 911. they had to wait 30 minutes for the fish to stop moving so the paramedics could cut it away. aiden was airlifted to a hospital. doctors carefully pulled out the barb. it was just a couple of centimeters from a main artery. a construction company worker has found human bones in alameda. now, the discovery was made by the worker was repaving a walkway. the coroner's office said the bones were those of an american
indeup. the area where the bones were found were once of site of a shell mound built by a tribe. people on both sides of the same-sex marriage issue are waiting for the ruling from the supreme court on proposition 8, the ban on same-sex marriage. one of the lead attorneys for the anti-prop 8 side says there will be more lawsuits if the high court rules for anything less than full marriage rights in all 50 states. >> we're gonna win it for every american in all 50 states. whether that comes true or to not, i don't think anybody could say. >> david boyd said they could throw it out because prop 8 supporters lacked legal standing. in that case, the lower ruling that found this ruling is unconstitutional would stand. the supreme court decision could come tomorrow or next week. stay with ktvu for the decision
whichever day it happens. the ruling will come down at 7:00 a.m. on "mornings on 2." we'll bring it to you as it happens on the air and online. that night we'll go in-depth on the decision in a ktvu news special at 6:30. 7:23. new developments in the east bay, a third girl has come forward accusing a former east bay football coach of molestation. prosecutors now filed new criminal charges against 51- year-old barron edwards. a judge increased his bail to more man $34 million. edwards faces 39 felony charges. he coached a couple of years at kennedy high school in richmond. he's now scheduled to enter a plea on july 2nd. the repair work on mendocino's historic skunk train can now move ahead thanks to help from a local nonprofit. back in april, a tunnel collapse dumped thousands of tons of rock onto the tracks of
the train. yesterday, san francisco-based save the redwoods league announced it is donating $300,000 to pay for the necessary repairs. want to check in with sal. how is 24 doing? >> it's slow because of a stalled car on the right-hand side. people were slowing to take a look at it. 24 near the la fayette b.a.r.t. station. there's a tow truck on the side and the traffic gets better after that. between walnut creek and oakland a little bit crowded right now. at the bay bridge, you can see traffic is backed up to about about the foot of the -- to about the foot of the macarthur maze. we've been looking at slow traffic out of the livermore valley. it gets better by the time you reach livermore. between hayward and union city, from 238 to mowry avenue, the traffic time is 22 minutes which is about normal. let's go to steve.
mainly clear skies. patchy fog around. overall, it's sunny. yesterday, it was howling for many. i mean, the wind was cranked up. today will be breezy but the system responsible for it is moving out. that will allow weak high pressure to move in. 60s, 70s or very, very low 80s. coming up in ten minutes we'll take a look at the extended and see if we can warm it up. 7:26. nice weather, just what they wanted for the start of the alameda county fair today. brian flores is out there now. so is the camera. these are live pictures. we'll show you some of the many attractions at that century-old event. a new federal report on bridge safety is released. how california ranks compared to -- compared to the rest of the country. and what some ballpark workers want fans to to now.
last night's game outside of the park, as you can see. this is the latest development in the labor dispute between union workers and management. they've been working without a contract for the past three years. they are now asking for fans to help. now, this is a picture sent to us from a viewer, chris coleman, who was at last night's game. it shows the concession workers, some of them about 40 to 50 went inside the park and they are sitting right there in front of the gilroy garlic booth asking people to bring their own food to the park instead. >> right now, we're just trying to get the company to pay attention to the core issues the workers need, which is decent wages and a city that's getting more and more unaffordable. >> reporter: management said they are offering a fair raise and one of the best packages in the country. police say the protesters who went in the park were arrested.
reporting live in the newsroom, pam cook, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, pam. 7:30. new this morning, one out of every nine bridges in america is in need of serious repair so says a new study on structurally deficient fans. these are not regular -- spans. these are not regularly-used bridges. nearly 3,000 bridges in california are structurally deficient. 12% of the bridges down from 13% last year. a busy bridge in washington state that collapsed last night over the skagit river will reopen today. the bridge's failure sent two cars tumbling into the river before. it cut off washington state's main roadway to canada. the temporary span and reason placement cost nearly $18 million. the federal transportation department is paying for all but $1 million of the work. some 70,000 cars travel on interstate 5 over this bridge
every day. neighbors call it a major step in the right direction. six months after flooding in east palo alto. coming up at 7:45, the levee repairs that are finally complete and the work that still remains. 7:31. new developments in about a homicide in -- about a homicide in san jose. police arrested three people for a deadly stabbing. they were arrested saturday. police accused them of stabbing a 56-year-old man outside of a home thursday on checkers drive. that man died at the hospital. police say the attack was gang- related. although now face murder charges -- all three now face murder charges. an attack that sent one woman to the hospital. she suffered a broken nose, a ruptured blood vessel and her t- shirt was covered in blood. well, monday, four young men
and two women cornered her at an ac transit bus stop right next to the east mont police substation. she gave them the $15 in her pocket but they demanded her backpack also. >> i know. i know. [speaking in spanish] >> a good samaritan happened to be driving by, scared off the attackers and took her to the police station. police arrested two of the four suspects. they also recovered her backpack but her wallet, her phone and her keys are all gone. 7:33. guests of a motel 6 were running for safety after embers from a grass fire set the roof on fire. the grass fire flared up after 7:00 p.m. yesterday near 880 in cordelia. the motel manager says the motel was at 95, capacity when
the fire -- 95% capacity when the fire started. guests were forced to leave their belongings behind. one person was taken to the hospital after falling in the parking lot. guests had to find somewhere else to stay. the damage is expected to be assessed today. this morning, firefighters are watching over this area in benicia where a fire blackened more than 120 acres. they want to make sure it does not catch fire again. high winds kicked up the grass fire yesterday afternoon. this is west of interstate 680 near lake herman road. the flames destroyed a shed. calfire tweeted that it had the fire fully contained late last night. san jose has a temporary fire chief. this is deputy chief ruben torrez who had been with the department for 27 years. he's agreeing to serve as acting chief until the city deed sides on a permanent -- see sides on a permanent replace -- decides on a permanent replacement.
7:34. a campaign against sugary drinks is heading to congress this morning. the mayors of san francisco, oakland, la, new york, and more than a dozen other large cities wrote to congress yesterday. they are calling for new limits on food stamps. now, the mayors don't want food stamps used to buy soda and other sugary drinks. they call it a major contributor to childhood obesity. a proposed ordinance in walnut creek is ban smoking is being expanded to include all apartments based on the public hearing last night in city council. patios, balconies and common areas are included. the ban would include sidewalks outside of restaurants and at city parks and public events. the city council will take up the updated ordinance on july 16th. 7:35. new this morning, carnival rides, corn dogs and cotton candy. one of the oldest and most popular fairs in the bay area
kicks off for another year today. ktvu's brian flores is in pleasanton to explain how organizers plan to keep going, keep the 101-year old alameda county fair going. good morning, brian. >> reporter: good morning, tori. still looking forward to the gates opening. if our producer lindsey is there, i would like to be here for the noon news. just throwing it out there. pretty quiet here. this is probably the quietest is will be for the next few days. this new ride is called vertigo. it takes people 95 feet up in the air, spins people into a 85- foot circle. please do not eat before you go on the ride. 500,000 people attended the fair. officials expect to have more visitors next year. what's new? a free-style motocross show that happens every day in the afternoon. they will have a show at 1:00, 3:00 and 5:00. there's also a roller skating
rink as well. there's eight designated smoking areas. officials approved the move ins and they said there did it so they can -- and they said they did it so everyone could enjoy the fair. >> we felt like creating these areas was great for all of the good of the fair guests here. >> reporter: of course, everyone is looking forward to the rides but the food as well. they will have the classics like corn dogs and funnel cake, krispy kreme hamburgers. mac and cheese on a stick. if you come today entry is only $1. so are the cost of the rides as well. parking, though, is still $10. concert lineup, pretty good as well. "lover boy" on the 23rd. "spinners" on the 22nd.
"air supply" on the 22nd and yes, "baby face" the 27th. sal, you and i are going. >> i'm there. >> reporter: back to you. a new dress -- new dress code rules at the marin county fair are prompting concerns. this new code bans gang members from wearing certain colors. the fair opens on july 3rd. and today is also opening day of the sonoma marin fair. it will run through sunday. the fair features concerts, livestock shows and the world's ugliest dog contest. you will remember those pictures. that's at 1:00 p.m. 7:38. hey, sal, contra costa county, everybody behaving out there? >> well, we do have a couple of
things that popped up here, northbound 680 as you drive up to alamo. a couple of cars came together and now they are stuck together on northbound 680. no one was injured but they need the chp's help to get unstock. northbound 680 at monument. there was a car fire going pretty well. concord fire showed up to put it out. there could be slow traffic the other way as you head south. let's take a look amount the commute at the bay bridge toll plaza. 25 to 30-minute delay before you make it on the bridge. this morning if you are driving in san francisco, it's crowded but it's not stop and go on highway 101. 7:39. let's go to steve. thank you, it sal. a very good morning. photojournalist sid, back in the day, when sid and i did live shots we owned that fair. always had a great time. don't forget the horses there, the ponies will be showing up as well. sid, say high to jeanne for us
who runs things. there you go. thank you, sid. perfect weather. as you know, it can get blazing hot out there. it's really nice. name, 75 yesterday, san francisco 61. livermore, 71. san jose 71. today, napa, 78. only 63 san francisco. crazy windy yesterday. livermore, only 71. that's a good 12, 13 degrees below average. 7 5 today. san jose downtown, 71 to 73. a little bit of patchy fog. a west wind still in place. you see the sea breeze or the onshore breeze. it will be sunny and breezy today. 60 to 80 but these are still below average temperatures especially away from the coast. the reason being, this low decided to park it. our coolest temperatures were yesterday. we had a lot of upper 40s, considering the nights are short. still, though, we'll see temperatures just coming up a little bit. more of a westerly breeze. southwest, northwest, you name it. most locations are in on that
direction. a little bit of a northwest. mountain view and even san jose. that's a cooler direction for them. sfo west at 21 miles an hour. 45 in tahoe. 52 ukiah. ukiah was also 49 this morning. sacramento was 50. that's really cool for sacramento this time of year except for the patchy low cloud deck. there's not much going on. sunny, breezy. the west wind is not going anywhere. 60s, 70s, upper 70s or very low 80s. temperatures will continue to rise up tomorrow being the first day of summer not until 10:04 p.m. looks good on the weekend. saturday. a little cooler on sunday. >> thank you, steve. 7:41. another woman held against her will in ohio. >> physically punished for toiletry actions. >> how the theft of candy uncovered this case of modern
stocks are really very much on stand by right now in early trading on wall street. investors are waiting for word from the federal reserve. the dow, you can see, just down a fraction right now. the nasdaq is up a fraction. s&p is flat. and it's all eyes now waiting on the fed. about three hours from now, the federal reserve will wrap up its two-day policy meeting and ben bernanke will be holding a news conference at 11:00 a.m. our time to say what was decided. now, most analysts expect bernanke to say the fed will
continue to buy u.s. bonds at the current pace. so that is what investors are hoping to hear. but they believe policymakers will add they could scale back the program if the jobless numbers improve later this year. 7:44. new this morning, the face of men's warehouse clothing chain is now out of a job. george zimmer founded the fremont based company in 1993. you know him best appearing in the commercials saying you are gonna like the way you look. i guarantee. so far the company's board has not said why they are getting george zimmer go. they do say they will discuss with him the extent, if any, of his ongoing relationship with the company. levee repairs have been made after a creek overflowed and flooded a neighborhood on the peninsula. ktvu's janine de la vega joining us live in east palo alto now to tell us more about the work that was just completed. janine? >> reporter: dave, people who i spoke to this morning who live
near the creek here say they are relieved that some of this first phase of repairs isen to. this is a very -- repairs is done. now, they've put down mesh and concrete to prevent what happened last christmas. there was torrential rainfall and it caused major flooding in various neighborhoods in east palo alto and palo alto. the levee overflowed and fail and mud and debris came down and threatened pg&e's infrastructure. governor brown called a state of emergency so east palo alto could qualify for state funds. in the hirst phase of work, the slope of the creek has been shored up. workers used mesh and rock and installed a new concrete dike and that cost about $165,000. there are still some weak points where high water can
seep through. repairs still need to be done on university avenue. you are looking at woodland avenue. they've actually just finished resurfacing this whole street. that's all part of the first phase of one of the projects but there's still work again that needs to be done and that could cost up to $2 million. reporting live from east palo alto, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. 7:47. three people are facing federal judges for forcing a mother and her child into a police call modern savory. the charges -- slavery. the charges were announced in cleveland. they are accused of keeping a mentally disabled woman and her daughter captive for more than a year. they were forced into manual labor while the three suspects kept the mother's benefits. >> they were threatened with
weapons, vicious animals to include partly sunnies and -- pit bulls and pythons. >> police suspected there was more going on and began to investigate and collect evidence. we learned that a tentative trial date of august 4 is set for aerial cass tree. he's accused of -- ariel castro. he's accused of holding three women captive for ten years in his home. lawmakers discussed providing relief payments to the three women. 7:48. yosemite national park still open as firefighters keep battling a wildfire burning near the main road. more than 2,000 firefighters are out there near highway 140.
1800 acres have burned. hundreds have been evacuated. now we're learning the fire was started by an abandoned camp fire. so far, it's only 40% contained. we have new information on the plaque forest fire in coles, a big one. a husband and wife who died in the fire have been identified. authorities say that mark and robin hurricanelotz were apparently trying to evacuate when the flames overtook their car last week. they were long-time employees with the air force space command. containment has grown to 85%. at least 500 homes have been destroyed. hundreds of people are still evacuating. house republicans have advanced an immigration bill that would boost criminal penalties against anyone living in the u.s. illegally. republican-controlled house judiciary committee approved the safe act last night. the legislation would make it a federal crime to be in the country illegally instead of a civil defense. democrats call it a step in the wrong direction. the house committee vote comes as the senate debates a different bill that would grant sit stenship to millions. a new report estimates the bill
would decrease the federal deficit by $197 billion in the first ten years but the report says wages of american workers would drop shortly before that time and the bill would reduce immigration -- illegal immigration by 25%. the george zimmerman trial in florida starts today. the lawyers will pair down a group of 40 prospective jurors. in florida, 12 jurors are required for criminal cases when the death penalty is being considered. back here at home. we may know what caused last sunday's very smelly and nasty sewage problem. sewer pipes backed up, the as
blame bad pluming in a very old stadium. the general says someone stuffed an object down the bathroom under pipe and clogged up the sewage. this will cause them thousands of dollars to repair. police question a pro bowl football player in a homicide investigation. the link between the new england patriots' tight end and the shooting victim. how doctors plan to bring new attention to a serious medical problem affecting
an nfl football player is at the center of an east coast homicide investigation. the home of new england patriots' tight end aaron hernandez was searched by police. the body of a 22-year-old man who had been shot in an industrial yard was found less than a mile away. "sports illustrated" says an suv rented to hernandez's name is linked to the homicide. the magazine reports that hernandez was questioned but is not considered a suspect. >> one of the police officers later said to us it looked like he had been shot and dumped there. >> two of hernandezes's in-laws tried to -- two of hernandez's in-laws tried to leave but they were stopped and questioned by police. the 2.2 million park opened on may 31st, the skate park.
it features a street course and the park is on an acre of land next to the aqua adventure water park. it's free to skate there. sal, everybody behaving for you out there? >> i'm looking at something new that just came in as usual but we have contra costa county on our mind. 680 northbound at monument, we had an earlier car fire. that's being towed away. 680 in under in the center divide -- in the center divide, there's traffic all over the place here. i want to move to the peninsula where we do have have some slow traffic reported now, a new crash southbound 101 at marsh road. this one just reported on the onramp and in the same area of the county, third and middlefield a car verses a bicyclist with injuries there. let's go to some live pictures, bay bridge toll plaza, that's backed up for a 25-minute delay. san francisco doesn't look bad,
northbound and southbound 101. a little crowded but so far, so good. let's go to steve. thank you. i was over there. i needed to be here. we to have mostly clear skies. yesterday, gusts to 44 miles an hour at sfo. out on the bay, i think things were whipping up faster than that. still a west wind in place. sunny, breezy or blustery but in the as windy. temperatures bumping up a little bit. had some upper 40s. for this time of year with the nights so short, i mean, it's kind of impressive. there is the low responsible for it. it's a cool system that was in place. as it ejects off idaho, high pressure will build back in, a little bit of a warming trend. i think we'll get near average temperatures. sunny, breezy, a few clouds leftover. it's a westerly breeze. 60s, 70s or very, very low 80s.
temperatures will continue to warm up here over the in exfew days. -- next few days. the first full day will be the warmest day. it looks a little cooler by sunday. 7:56. an early-morning house fire in berkeley. >> i saw the smoke. i called 911. they told me tophet out. >> why the woman -- they told me to get out. >> why the woman living there called 911 not once but twice. >> reporter: we're live where two dozen police officers are meeting right now. we'll tell you what they will be doing out on the roadways to try to crack down on pedestrian safety. b.a.r.t.'s police chief wants to know how reforms are working, if his department is doing enough. we'll tell you who is he going to bring in to take a look -- when "mornings on 2" comes back.
welcome back to "mornings on 2." i'm tori campbell. >> i'm dave clark. let's get right to steve. >> still breezy out there. temperatures are cool. they will be warmer today. we'll take that into friday. kind of level that off over the weekend. here's sal. good morning. san mateo bridge traffic a little bit busy heading out to the high rise right now. a lot of people going over to the peninsula where it's
crowded. also the morning commute on the golden gate bridge looks good heading south to marin county. if you are driving from san francisco to marin, that drive looks good. let's go back to the desk. b.a.r.t.'s police chief is bringing in extra help to take a closer look at his department. ktvu's claudine wong joins us live from oakland to talk about who will be assessing the department and why. good morning, claudine. >> reporter: the chief wants an outsider to look inside the department. we're at the fruitvale station. we've been talking to riders. this is where oscar grant was fatally shot back in 2009 and it was the reform that came out of this that will be looked at. this morning, the police chief is expected to announce he's calling in help the department. patrick oliver will be coming in next month. the b.a.r.t. police was under a lot of scrutiny since the shooting. since then a b.a.r.t.
oversight committee was formed. and ken rainy, he was hired a year after that happened. when he came in, he was told that this was going to be his job, ushering in this era of change, change in terms of visibility, in officers' training, giving a new look at practices, policies and procedures. one rider we talked to said he wants to see more progress as the process moves forward. >> i'm happy. satisfied. >> reporter: who is patrick oliver, this gentleman coming in? well, he has several things on his resume to note. he was a former police chief in at least two departments in ohio. he also serves as commissioner for the commission of accreditation for law enforcement agencies but he was also part of the committee that compiled the original noble report. if you remember, that report was one of two done in the wake
of the oscar grant shooting. it was very long and very critical and patrick oliver was part of putting that altogether. certainly, he's familiar with the b.a.r.t. police department and the direction they've tried to go in the last two years. now, we're not sure how long this review is going to take. what i do know is that the police chief is making himself available to answer questions about why he picked mr. oliver to come in, how long this is going to take. we expect to be able to ask him those questions later this morningge and have continuing coverage for you on ktvu. live in oakland, claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. 8:02. an award-winning new movie about the b.a.r.t. shooting is being screened tomorrow. the film was shot in the east bay and was directed by oakland native ryan kooglar.
it opens to the public on july 12th. a new campaign for pedestrian safety starts today in san mateo county. ktvu's tara moriarty joining us live. she's in foster city to tell us what the police are doing out there today. tara? >> reporter: well, about two dozen police officers are meeting right now at the foster city police department and basically they are gonna be fanning out all over the peninsula, foster city, burlingame, san mateo, to go over plans for a pedestrian safety, sort of a thing where they crack down on bad driving, bad drivers who are distracted. they will be dolling out tickets for cell phone and seat belt violations. >> the impetus was the facilities in the last -- fatalities in the last two months. san mateo had and other counties have had fatalities recently. consequently, we're doing that.
>> reporter: officers will be targets those who do not stop for -- targeting those who do not pedestrian. we'll be heading over to catch them in action. we'll see you in 45 minutes. live in foster city, tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. new this morning, the investigation goes on in an early-morning house fire in berkeley. it started about midnight at a home on milvia street. the investigators say the fire started in the basement and then quickly spread up to the attic. the woman in the house called 911. she first smelled smoke and then called 911 a second time when she turned on the lights. >> the first time, i didn't smell it as much as i did. i turned the lights on and then i saw it. >> luckily, she was not hurt. but that fire forced her out of the home. investigators are still not sure how the fire started. tonight, family and friends will hold a special celebration of life in honor of a young college student from emeryville. he was killed one week ago in
north oakland one hour before his 23rd birthday. police say he was heading home from a pickup basketball game when he got into a minor car accident. witnesses say the man who hit the victim 'car got out, shot and killed him and drove off. the reward money has climbed to $30,000 in the search for the two men. the mother of a missing man with brain damage is pleading with police to take his case more seriously. sean sidi's mom said he should be considered at risk. she accused officers ignoring a lead that sidi may have gone to marin county from golden gate park. she plans to hold a vigil this sunday to push police to investigate further. complaints about a gay pride flag at city hall in calistoga caused the city to take the flag down. the flag was put up last friday to celebrate napa county's gay
pride week. but some in the community, including a former mayor, told "the press democrat" they objected flying next to the american flag. the wait continues for the u.s. supreme court to issue its ruling on california's proposition 8, the ban on same- sex marriage. the justices are scheduled to rule before the end of the month. coming up at 8:25. what one of the lead attorneys in the case predicts will happen. so the ruling could come as early as tomorrow or next week. if it does, it will happen at 7:00 a.m. all right. 8:06. sal is back. you are keeping an eye on the peninsula, right? >> we've had a couple of things going on there. westbound 92 off the san mateo bridge. there was a crash near west hillsdale. it's farther into san mateo. we've had a couple of things going on on the stretch. the san mateo bridge and highway 101 nearby are pretty slow. also the morning commute is going to be busy if you are
taking some of the other roads. let's take a look at some of the live pictures. 280 northbound through downtown san jose, slow into the valley, we've had a couple of minor fender-benders here and there that vo been -- that have been cleared. we're looking at the toll plaza. it's backed up. it's not improved. it's about a 30-minute wait before you make it through. there was an earlier accident at the tacoma. it was a minor -- at the toll plaza. it was a minor one but it caused slow traffic. let's go to steve. a little bit of fog, won't get go. a little bit of fog around montera, sunnyvale, brisbane. cassie jean, checking in, i can see the fog. most of it is disappearing. yesterday was very, very cool. in mid june when it's that -- mid-june, when it's that
cooler, something is on the horizon. 63 in san francisco. 75, livermore after a very cool 71 yesterday. 73 san jose up after 71 yesterday. west wind not going anywhere. that's still in place. it won't be as strong today. gusts 45, 50 miles an hour yesterday. today will be more in the 15, 25. that's the low responsible for it. as it blows out, that will allow the high pressure to come in. fairfield was down to 49 this morning. 50s on the temperatures. temperatures are starting to warm up fast. westerly breeze in place. concord, 9. nothing outrageous. novato northwest at 9. even sfo, that's a west wind, 17. livermore, southwest, san jose, a west-northwest at mountain view. you get the idea here. 48 tahoe. 57 ukiah. they also made it to 49 this morning. that's really cool.
however, high pressure will give us a little bit of a warmup. nothing outrageous but today is still a little bit below average. i think we hit average and we'll go above on friday. 60s, 70s and 80s. chloe said there were a lot of white caps in clearlake. 60s 70s, upper 70s. summer begins at 10:04 tomorrow. and then the first full day of the week -- day of summer. let's the latest video to go viral. what caused this baggage handler to have a really offday. i intend to seek negotiated cuts with russia to remove along. >> what president obama outlined in germany to reduce the amount of nuclear weapons around the world.
a little bit warmer today. highs 60s, 70s for most. president obama renewing efforts to reduce the number of nuclear weapons around the world. this morning in germany he called on countries to cut back. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, the president still singled out the united states and russia. >> reporter: he's calling for the u.s. and russia to both reduce their nuclear stockpiles by up to one-third. that would leave about 1,000
warheads in each country. president obama said this morning from germany it's possible to promise security to americans and u.s. allies while reducing nuclear weapons. he discussed these plans with russian president vladimir putin as the g8 summit this week. president obama said it's time for the two countries to negotiate cuts and move beyond a cold war nuclear posture. the president wants the world to reject any nuclear goals that iran and north korea have. he believes this will help terrorists from getting their hands on these destructive weapons. >> we may no longer live in fear of anilation. but so long as these exit, we're not safe -- exist, we're not safe. >> reporter: live in washington, d.c., kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. 8:13. two new developments jeopardizing peace talks
between the united states and the taliban. this morning, hamid karzai is breaking off important security negotiations with the white house. now, karzai is angry that the taliban and the u.s. will start their peace talks without first bringing in the afghan government. he also says the name of a new taliban office in the middle east disrespects the afghan people. now, he says he will not pursue peace talks with the taliban until the united states drops out of those negotiations. despite those upcoming negotiations with the u.s., this morning, the taliban claimed responsibility for an attack that killed four american troops at bagram air base last night. the taliban said it fired two rockets at the base, right outside of kabul. it is 8:14. happening right now, in washington, d.c., the u.s. congress is holding a ceremony to dedicate a statue of civil rights leader fredrick douglas. this is a live picture right now. douglas was born a slave in
1818 after escaping from slavely, he -- slavery. he became a leader of thal bow legsist movement. the -- the abbow legsist movement. google is taking legal action over "operation prism." it's asking the foreign intelligence surveillance court to let it speak out on the request for information about americans's e-mail. analysts say the government is likely to lift any part of the gag order. despite that, google is trying to make it clear it did not voluntarily give away information about its users. 8:15. a republican senator criticizing the irs over employee bonuses he says the irs is about to give out. senator charles grassy of iowa says he's gotp word the irs has agreed to -- has agreed to pay
$70 million in bonuses as part of a deal with an employees' union. the white house ordered no discretionary bonuses because of the automatic spending cuts. the irs will only say it's negotiating with that union. state senators and other elected officials, including the governor, may be getting a pay raise. the seven-member panel th oversees their salaries could vote today to restore some pay cuts imposed during lean budget years. the california citizens commission dropped lawmakers' based salaries from 116 a year down to 191 -- 116,000 a year down. this morning, a group of whistle-blowers announced that the official investigation was
wrong about the twa airline going down on long island. the group of whistle-blowers, which include memberses of the original team, say radar data and eyewitness statements say the plane was brought down by outside source. this video of a baggage handler having an offday. it's gone viral. it was taken by a passenger in china. it shows the worker tossing boxes on the conveyer belt. most fell off. eventually, a worker came along to help and all of the boxes made it on the flight. the city of brentwood throwing the book at those kids cutting class. brentwood is considering new daytime loitering rules for teenagers. the contra costa times reports the council will debate the measure next tuesday. the vice mayor says instead of
going to school, some teenagers are hanging out in different parts of the city and are causing problems for people as well as businesses. there will be a game 7 in the nba finals after a real thriller for fans last night. >> game over! >> the miami heat won in overtime beating san antonio, 103-100. miami scored five points in the closing seconds to force the overtime. they survived elimination. so the series is evened up, three wins apiece. lebron james came through and had his 11th postseason triple- double so the nba championship will be decided in miami tomorrow. 8:18. netflix international expansion continues. the online video giant says it will start operations in the netherlands later this year. that latino the 41st country for netflix. the los gatos based company is not saying what it will charge
there, only it will offer a low monthly price. netflix has doubled the number of international subscribers it has in the last year. drawn by an abundance of food, a large number of whales are heading to the waters of monterey pay. this is video of humpback whales. over the weekend about 50 hump backs and blue whales were seen. experts say it's rare to see a blue whale. this is the best time of year to spot whales. a small kitten is up for adoption this morning after surviving being in the engine of a car that drove from oregon to california. the kitten, it was found monday, tucked inside the engine compartment of a honda. now, an animal rights eighth visit helped get it out -- activist helped get it out.
the kitten is at a santa barbara animal shelter and it is waiting for a new home. >> i'm sure it will find one. >> i have a feeling. a safety problem on san francisco's iconic cable cars. cable car operators say they know the root of the problem. we're waiting outside for the sky and the weather. summer begins tomorrow. steve paulson will tell us what kind of weather to expect for the new season. northbound 280 getting busy in the valley. we'll tell you more about the commute -- straight ahead.
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this country singer has died at the ainge of 90 -- age of 90. that was whitman performing "rosemarie." he was known for his yodeling. a family member said he died of heart failure at a hospital. san francisco's cable cars will attract visitors from around the world this summer. but the tourists may get a thrill ride they are not expecting. cable car accidents have been costing the city of san francisco plenty of money. the city has had to shell out $8 million in the last three
years to pay off settlements to cover all sorts of injuries from broken bones to severed limbs. >> they range from very minor to some very rare, severe accidents. those occur from the 19th century technology. >> cable car operators say the biggest problem is riders not paying attention. they say many injuries happening when people are hanging off the side of a cable car. 8:24. people on both sides of the same-sex marriage issue are waiting for the ruling from the u.s. supreme court on california's proposition 8, the ban on same-sex marriage. one of the lead attorneys for the anti-prop 8 side says there will be more lawsuits if the high court rules for anything less than full marriage rights in all 50 states. >> we're gonna win it for all americans in all 50 states. whether that comes true or not, i don't think anybody can say.
>> attorney david boyd said the case could be thrown out on the base that the prop 8 supporters lack legal standing. in that case, the lower court ruling that found the ban unconstitutional would stand. >> the supreme court decision could come tomorrow or could come next week. but make sure you stay right here with us on ktvu for the big decision. whichever day it happens, the ruling will come down just after 7:00 a.m. which is right during "mornings on 2" here on ktvu. so we're gonna bring it to you as it happens on the air and online. and then later that night, we'll go in-depth on the decision in a ktvu news special at 6:30. let's check in with sal, getting word of a crash in san mateo county. >> eastbound 92 at on the way over to san mateo. i'm gonna circle it here. three lanes are blocked. a lot of people who use 280 get over to 101, using 92.
not a great idea because of the three lanes blocked on 92 eastbound near deanza boulevard. also looking at sol of the live pictures, traffic on 280 in san jose is slow coming out of the downtown area. that traffic stays that way into cupertino. if you are driving on 880 northbound, we have a lot of slow traffic here near the coliseum heading up north to downtown oakland. let's go to steve. clear skies. a wee bit of patchy fog. not as windy as yesterday. things were rip roaring along. all associated with the strong low. temperatures inland were so cool, it doesn't support much fog. 60s, 70s for many. warmer weather for the weekend. more on that in ten minutes. 8:26.
boy, cotton candy, carnival ride, corn dogs, we're live in pleasanton. it's the start of the alameda fair. brian flores is out there somewhere. how the organizers plan to build on the record attendance from last year. and a new report on bridge safety just came out. how california ranks compared to the rest of the nation. labor pains at the home of the giants. what are you being asked to do if you head to the ballpark when "mornings on 2" continues. 0.
they are fans but as pam cook reports, they are loss workers making a point. >> nearly 400 concession workers headed to the ballpark last night. it wasn't to work or watch the game. it started with a fairly peaceful rally outside of at&t park before the game. you can see the workers standing outside. they've been without a contract for the past three years. and they continue to fight with management over wages and benefits. the arrests came after 50 workers bought tickets and went inside the park. we want to show you a picture sent to us from a viewer, chris coleman, who was at last night's game. you can see the concession workers, some of the people sitting right there in front rest gilroy garlic fry booth. they are asking people to bring their own food instead of buying it here. >> save yourself some money. don't buy food at the ballpark.
>> now, others are joining in on the protest. but again, ten people arrested last night. police say that they were in violation of conduct code by blocking the booth. the union spokesperson would not say if there would be another strike down the road but the company that they work for says this is offering one of the best compensation packages in the country. reporting live in the newsroom, pam cook, ktvu channel 2 news. new this morning, one out of every nine bridges in america needs serious repairs, so says a new study on structurally deficient spans. these are not rarely-used bridges. in fact, 260 people use them every day. nearly 3,000 bridges in california are structurally deficient. that's 12% of the bridges in the state down from 13% last year. and we have new video of a busy
bridge in washington state that collapsed last month over the skagit river. it reopened just a few hours ago. the bridge's failure sent two cars tumbling into the river below. no one was injured or hurt. it also cut off washington state's main roadway to canada. some 70,000 cars travel over interstate 5 over that bridge every day. a levee is fixed where water once overflowed into an east palo alto neighborhood. the creek topped its banks and flooded woodland eve last year. the first phase of repairs is finished. the damaged road has been repaired. next they plan to fix the points where the water seeps through. new developments in san jose this evening about a homicide that occurred last week. about 30 minutes ago, ktvu learned from police that for the second time this year, the victim was an innocent
bystander. now, earlier this morning, police announced several arrests in the case. robert alvarez, cassandra reyes and a third american not being named because he's a juvenile, they were arrested on saturday. police say they stabbed a 56- year-old man outside of a home last thursday on checkers drive. he later died at the hospital. police say the attack was gang- mow vateed. they say -- gang-most rated. they say this the second time this year that an innocent victim became the target of deadly gang violence. all three suspects face murder charges. a robbery victim in oakland is talking to ktvu about the attack that sent her to an emergency room. 46-year-old morena menendez suffered a broken nose, a ruptured blood vessel and her t- shirt was covered in blood. on monday, four young men and two women cornered here at a bus station. she gave them the $15 she had in her pocket but they also
demanded her backpack. >> give me the bag, give me the bag. no, no money. >> he punched you? >> yeah. >> a good samaritan that was driving by was able to scare off the attackers and took the woman to the police station. police later arrested two of the six suspects. they also got her backpack back. but her wallet, her phone, her keys were gone. 8:34. a fire in core deal just sent guests of a motel 6 running for safety and in search of a new place to stay. the grass fire began after 7:00 p.m. yesterday on the side of 880 near the suisun valley exit in solano county. embers landed on the roof of the motel sparking flames in the adick -- attic. the manager said the motel was at 90% capacity when the fire began. evacuating guests were forced to leave everything behind.
>> the second story right here with the door opened right there, we've seen flames coming. it was pretty hot. it was getting hot. >> motel guests had to make other arrangements to find a place to stay. the motel will remain evacuated today while the damage is assessed. the city of san jose now has a temperature fire chief. he's ruben torres. he's been with the department for 27 years. he's agreed to serve as the acting chief until the city decidessed on a permanent replace -- see sides on a permanent replacement for willie mock donnell who will take -- mcdonnell who will take over the las vegas department. brian flores is at the fairgrounds in pleasanton for the fairs. the gates won't open for two and a half hours.
but it looks like you are having fun, brian. >> reporter: i'm having a great time. yes, good morning to you. the games and rides are set up. a lot of people looking forward to the fair opening. one of the newest attractions we've been talking about this new ride, vertigo. it will take riders 95 feet in the air. spins people 85 feet wide. i say it again. please do not eat before you go on the ride. the fair opens at 11:00. 500,000 people attended the fair last year. officials expect to have more visitors. if you come here, today is a good day to do it. entry, $1. so are the cost of the rides. parking $10. if you are looking to save a few bucks, today is a great time to do it. they have two-dollar tuesdays and seniors of 3 and up are free on thursday -- 63 and up are free on thursday. along with the rides, food and horse races, there will be freestyle motocross, there will be a roller skating rink as
well. one policy that fair organizers did approve of, having eight designated smoking areas. fair officials approved this move and did it so everyone could enjoy the fair. >> it's so important to us. we're trying to make the fair grounds a comfortable environment. we really felt like creating designated smoking areas was great for the food of all of the guests here. >> the concerts will be good. we have lover boy coming in on the 23rd, air supply on the 27th. kenny "baby face" on the 29th. there will be santana and led zeppelin tribute bands as well. parking, again, $10 a lot of people are talking about the food. save the best for last. they have a deep-fried nutella on a stick. krispy kreme doughnut burger,
deep-fried pebbles and macaroni on a chick. onget my heart medication for this afternoon. we're live in pleasanton, brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. >> how do you put mac and cheese on a stick? >> i don't know that. i'm going to find out, being the reporter i am. i'm gonna find out and see if i can taste it or not. it sounds a little dangerous. [laughter] >> we'll see what happens. >> except a full in-depth report at noon. a new dress code at the marin county fair, that's promptingern cans about racial profiling. county supervisors approved the dress code that bans gang members from wearing their colors and symbols. but the aclu said the orie conditions-- ordinance targets young people of color and could lead to discrimination. meanwhile today, is opening day of the sonoma marin fair. it will run through sunday. the fair features concerts, livestock shows and the world's
ugliest dog contest. that begins at 1:00 today. i guess today is the last full day of spring. it kind of makes sense. >> good weather for the start of those fairs. i'm sure this will affect our commute, sal, a lot of people want to get out there. it gets crowded out there. >> yeah. >> let's take a look. we have a look at the commute starting off at the bay bridge. it has been slow. it has not improved. a lot of times we get improvement by this time but we're not having it. it's still backed up to the 30- minute delay point. this morning's commute is good in san francisco. by the time you get there, it does look good. there's a three-car accident blocking three lanes in san mateo, eastbound 92 at deanza boulevard. westbound traffic can be affected. but eastbound is where all of the slow traffic is. >> let's go to steve. sal, thank you, sir. well, mostly clear. a little bit of fog mainly favoring the san mateo coast.
a little chill this morning. we're starting to warm up. nights are short. fog has retreated. once we start to warm up. i think it will be back. the low giving us that big cooldown was parked right over us yesterday. it's pushing back. you can see it right there. this will allow the weak high pressure to build in. we get the westerly wind. breezy, not as windy. some of the higher elevations in the windy category or the gaps in the delta. a little bit warmer today. nothing crazy. we will get to near average i think tomorrow and go a little bit above on friday. the weekend looks about the same, maybe cooler. low 60s popping up already. novato, fairfield, walnut creek, it's close for everyone else, hayward, mott view. everyone is close on the current temperatures as well. southwest at fairfield, not a big deal. west novato, west oakland, also west out towards even livermore, northwest, even san jose has a west wind at 17.
had some 30s in the mountains. if you are heading up to tahoe and truckee, the days will be nice but temperatures on the 60s or low 70s. monterey, 56. breezy, windy. nothing you haven't seen or handled before. a lot of sunshine here and the low clouds retreating mostly today. patchy low clouds. the west wind in place, not going anywhere. it's dying down a little bit. but temperatures will start to bump up a little. some inland temperatures will be closer. 60s on the coast. i don't see much change there. we'll be warmer. summer starts at 10:04. our first full day will be the warmest day. the fog starts to ramp back up and cooler on sunday. 19 minutes before 9:00. big shakeup at the men's warehouse. the founder suddenly let go. another woman held against her will in ohio. how stolen candy led to this
about the u.s. economy and the central bank's huge sim list program. we'll have an update at noon. the dow is currently down to 3. the nasdaq also down 3. s&p down 1. all right, tori. let's bring you up to date on some of the other top stories we're following for you right now -- in about 15 minutes from now, b.a.r.t.'s police chief will announce he's bringing on retired police chief patrick oliver to examine the reforms made to the b.a.r.t. police department. those changes were made after the 2009 shooting death of oscar grant. that review is expected to begin next month. also the investigation goes on in berkeley into this early- morning house fire. it started around midnight at this home on milvia street. the flames spread from the basement to the attic. but luckily, no one was hurt. san francisco police made ten arrests last night at at&t park during this concession
workers' sit-in. their union wants fans to bring their own food to the giants' game until this dispute is settled. happening now a new campaign for pedestrian safety gets underway in san mateo county. tora moriarty joins us live from san mateo with what police officers are doing today. good mornings tara. >> reporter: -- good morning, tara. >> reporter: officers will be tracking counsel on people who don't stop for pedestrians. you can see the crosswalk and the seven officers, seven out of the two dozen, fanning automatic all over the peninsula to crack down on unsafe motorists. burlingame, foster city and san mateo, each had a pedestrian killed in the month of april. so these officers really wanted to get out on the streets and start reminding people that they need to pay attention while driving. >> please be cognizant of pedestrians in the roadway, either in crosswalks, about to enter crosswalks. just be watchful for pedestrians. if you do see them, it's
incumbent upon you to yield an stop your vehicle and let them cross through safely. >> reporter: now, in the one minute since we arrived, two people already have not stopped for the police decoy. you can see that that officer is handing out a ticket to at least one driver who is in violation and right now if we pan over the decoy is getting ready to -- ready to walk across the street instead. this is a hot bed for tickets. on any given day, officers can come out here and hand out a ton of tickets because people simply do not stop. there is goes another one. the officer will be firing up his engine and taking off. there he goes. that's to catch another person. so as you can see, a great reminder to folks out there if you are thinking about talking on your cell phone, being distracted. officers will be out on the
peninsula today. definitely keeping an eye on the roadway and handing out the tickets. we're live in san mateo, tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, tara. three people are facing federal charges for forcing a mother and her child into what police call modern slavery. charges against three were announced yesterday in cleveland. they are accused of keeping a mentally disabled woman and her daughter captive for more than a year. authorities say the two were forced into manual labor while the three suspects collected the mother's benefits. >> we're physically punished for toiletry accidents and were threatened with pit bulls and pythons. >> the case first drew attention to police when the victim was caught stealing candy from a local store. the police suspected more was going on, investigated and
collected evidence. this morning we learned that a tentative trial date of august 4th is now set for ariel castro. he's accused of kidnapping three women and holding them captive foremonthan ten years -- for more than ten years. now we have new office -- we have new information on the plaque forest wire. mark and robin hurricanelotz were apparently trying to evacuate last -- hurkltzs were trying to evacuate their name and died. the fire is 85% contained. hundred of people are still evacuated. yosemite park is still open as if ofs battle a fire near the rain -- as firefighters battle a fire near the main
road. 1800 acres have burned hundreds of people have been evacuated. now we're learning the fire was started pie an abandoned camp fire. the -- by an abandoned camp fire. in walnut creek, a proposed ordinance to ban smoking in some apartments will be expanded to include all departments. also included, patios, balconies and common areas. this is base on public input at the city council meeting. the ordy nance would prohibit smoking at sidewalks outside of restaurants and city park. as you've been saying, summer starts tomorrow. officially tomorrow night as we look outside at these live pictures, meteorologist steve paulson will be back to tell us what kind of weather to expect for the new season. a big shakeup at the men's warehouse as the founder suddenly let go. crystal geyser is always
the could of men's ware -- the ceo of men's warehouse, the man you've seen on tv saying "i guarantee it" has been fired from the company he created. janine de la vega has more on the surprising shakeup. >> reporter: a lot of people are shocked to hear this news that george zimmer is out because he was the founder and
really the face of the company. we all grew up watching those commercials. we haven't been able to get a chance to get reaction from workers yet. it's not open. now the men's warehouse did not give a reason on why it is firing the founder and executive chairman george zimmer. he started the company in texas in the 1970s selling slacks and sports coats. the men's warehouse became a specialty store that specialized in suits. he starred in the first television commercial where his popular slogan was "you will like the way you look. i guarantee it." analysts say the timing of this is strange because today is the men's annual share hold meeting but now it is delayed. here's what customers had to say -- >> he's kind of been the face of men's warehouse, yeah, definitely. i would say i'm surprised. i would be curious to find out why. >> reporter: and you connect him -- >> and you connect him with the
commercials and the clothing and the way he talks about it. that would be strange if it weren't connected. >> reporter: the news of his firing comes just after the men's warehouse posted a 25% gain in first quarter earnings on a 5% sales increase. now, shareholders say the reason why they are laying the meeting today is because they expected -- delaying the meeting today is because they expect to discuss the extent of whether zimmer will have any ongoing relationship with the company. the men's warehouse is based in fremont but has 1100 stores nationwide. reporting live in redwood city, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. 8:55. a bay area airport is right at the top of the bis of small lead levels -- list of small lead levels. a monty ter at san carlos showed levels were twice as
high allowed under the new federal standards. a campaign against sugary drinks and food stamp program is heading to congress. mayors september a letter to congress yesterday -- sent a letter to congress yesterday. those mayors don't want food stamps used to buy sodas and other sugary drinks. they call it a major contributor to obesity. taco bell is testing a new power protein menu. the burritos and bowl meals will have double portions of steak or chicken. the taco bell says people want food that will help them perform well. protein has a reputation for doing that. the fast food chain is testing out some new zero-calorie drinks. if the tifting are successful, the option -- if the tests are successful, the options may be added to all menus next year. livermore is celebrating sulker with a new ice risk.
trivalley ice received approval to build a 30,000 rink on pullman street. it will have two ice surfaces, about one-third of regulation size. they will be available for youth and adult hockey, skating and preskating lessons. this will be available in abandon, when it's 120 degrees. hot out there. >> yeah. everything cool at the toll plaza, sal? >> yeah, it's cool, save. [laughter] >> it actually is better than it was. but i wouldn't say it's cool. i would say it's -- eh. it's backed up for a ten, 15- minute delay. it has not improved at all. sometimes by 9:00 it does. this is san francisco, highway one is doing pretty well. san mateo still have the injury accident clearing from the lanes on 92. you should use an alternate route. don't use 92 eastbound right
now. let's go to steve. thank you, well, sunny, breezy. temperatures rebounding a little bit from yesterday's very cool numbers. summer begins tomorrow night and the first full day looks to be the warmest. still pretty good on saturday. sunday looks cooler. >> all right, steve. welcome back. >> thank you. thank you for making ktvu your choice for news. >> be sure to watch us at noon for more on the growing labor dispute at the home of the giants. we're always here for you at ktvu.com and mobile ktvu.com. thanks for joining us. mom... yes honey? dad told me that cheerios is good for your heart, here that cheerios has whole grain oats that can help remove some cholesterol, and that's heart healthy.
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