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tv   430am Newscast  FOX  September 6, 2013 4:30am-5:01am PDT

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let me see if this will work at 4:30 in the morning. [ laughter ] there we go. 60s and 50s. a little cool for napa 52. 59 san francisco. oakland at 60 degrees. san francisco yesterday hit 70 degrees. we warm it up? yes, we will. we will go 78 today. yesterday even with low clouds we hit 70. today those low clouds will disappear. sunny and warmer after patchy low clouds. mainly confined to the coast. temperatures will warm up pretty quick here. 70s and 80s and low 90s. we are looking at a commute that looks pretty good on the upper deck of the bay bridge. we will mention it again pam talked about it. this weekend could be brutal on the bridge. people coming from who knows where to come and drive on the bridge. they couldn't do it during the week so we will warn you about that and remind you taking a
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drive on the bridge is not an original idea. let's move on to the san mateo bridge. i have a look at interstate 880 getting down to the san mateo bridge. and it looks good. and if you are driving in livermore this morning, traffic looks good on 580 over to castro valley and 238. and then we will look at 880 southbound that traffic does look good. let's go back to the desk. thank you, sal. we begin with breaking news in martinez. we just received dramatic video of a large fire. it looks like a car lot. claudine wong arrived on scene just moments ago to tell us what is going on. boy, we can see the flames behind you claudine. >> reporter: yes, it's still an active scene. we are on peach tree boulevard. you can see there is still active fire. lots of fire crews on the scene. let me explain why you don't see them fighting the fire. out in front of the build you can see the power pole that is
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right next to the cars. those are still active lines. they have lines down across the building and the structure. so firefighters are staying back right now because they obviously can't get in there to get to that fire without endangering themselves. they are still waiting for pg&e electric crews to get on scene so they can turn off the power. gas crews are here but until the power lines are shut down, they are basically attacking it from the back end of this building. let me show you what it looked like earlier when the flames were really going. we got this video sent in by a viewer. this was called in at 3:15 this morning. passer byes saw the huge flames. called in. fire was going from one end of the building to another. they did what they could do get the water on it. again live power lines making it difficult to fight the fire. let me explain the building. this is a used car lot that you
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are looking at. the building in front of you in the front part of it there is an office. in the back there is a living space. this was somebody's home. two people actually live back there. there are reports that those two people got out safely. although they have not made contact with them. firefighters haven't had a chance to talk to them. so certainly they want to be sure that no one is back there. again, they cannot go back there until the power is turned off. so at this point, what we are doing, is just keeping a very close eye on the situation, waiting for pg&e crews to arrive and watching the fire very carefully. because yes, it does continue to burn. claudine wong ktvu channel 2 news. also happening right now a crash into a fire hydrant in san jose is causing quite a mess. janine de la vega is there on the scene with new information this morning. janine. >> reporter: yes.
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this accident happened right in front of carroll elementary school. as you can see behind me here, you can see a car transporter was one of the vehicles involved. and you can see the damage right there and the debris on the ground. it apparently collided with another car that is on top of that tow truck. that car hit a water main. and it also appears that police think that people in the other car may have run away. the accident happened at 3:00 this morning and the car transporter and lincoln town car were traveling southbound on pearl avenue when the lincoln hit the car transporter. crashed into the water main at the elementary school. it caused the water to gush into the street but the main was shut off by the fire department. the driver of the car transporter thought there was three people in that car and police ended up finding one of those people a man in the bushes and he appeared to have
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been injured. he was just taken away by the fire department. there was another person that was taken away. it's unclear if there is a third person that police might be looking for. at this point, police are still trying to figure out if this was a hit and run situation or not. they have pearl avenue here southbound near clarkson closed off for just about a block area. but we will try top find out more information to see if an actual crime here occurred. reporting live from san jose janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 news. in san francisco a woman at a park with her baby was hit and killed and now a city recreation and park department worker faces felony hit and run. tara moriarty joins us live with what neighbors are saying. >> reporter: i think outrage would be an under statement here. it was a gorgeous day here yesterday in san francisco.
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and this woman 35 years old was simply out enjoying the sun with her eight-month-old baby and dog. she was lying in a grassy area when somehow a city worker driving a pickup hit her. you can see the flowers there that people left in her memory. luckily the baby was not hurt. this all happened just before 2:30 yesterday afternoon. witnesses say the mother was lying on a blanket sunbathe when the driver hit her and took off. crews rushed the woman to san francisco general hospital where she later died. a neighbor say they don't understand why a city employee would drive on the grass in the first place. especially when it's typically filled with parents, children, and dogs. >> it's sad. you know it shakes you up. because i bring any son up in this park and just to know that park arrest has been reckless or not paying attention. you have to pay attention to see what is around you. >> reporter: police found the maintenance truck several
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blocks away in a maintenance yard. a spokeswoman declined to identify the worker but she says he's been with the agency since 2006. coming up we will tell you why neighbors have been upset with city workers near this park at quite some time. live from san francisco i'm tara moriarty. a big rig driver is recovering from severe burns after his truck caught fire near fremont. flames engulfed the cabin of the big rig sparking a grass fire on the side of the highway. the chp had to shut down two lanes. it did take five hours to clear up the mess. the driver suffered burns to his face and hands and air lifted to the hospital. happening today contra costa county launches a new pilot program. which is aimed at easing the burden of firefighters. fire crews took on more responsibilities due to budget cuts and station closures. large fire trucks currently respond to all medical calls but for the next 90 days some
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of the low level calls will be handled by a two person medical team. >> i would say it could return anywhere from 8-15 calls because it will be serving such a large area. so it will be busy. >> reporter: the medical squad will operate out of a fire station in downtown walnut creek. the department is testing the idea to free up firefighter to focus on the height of the fire season. the medical squad will cost the fire district about $200,000. also new this morning pg&e has opened a new state of the art gas pipeline control center in san ramon. the new $38 million facility is part of the utilities gas system upgrade in the wake of the deadly pipeline explosion and fire in san bruno nearly three years ago. it uses the latest high-tech tools to give them realtime information about what is happening with the utilities
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natural gas system. a man suspected of killing a schoolyard monitor will be in court today and charged with homicide. law enforcement sources say the suspect is a 43-year-old man named oscar aiola. they did not say what their relationship is to the victim. she was found dead inside her mini van on tuesday. they are working with the mexican consulate to grant her wish to be laid to rest with her father in mexico. time now 4:39. continuing coverage this morning. president obama using his last day at the g-20 summit in russia to continue pushing for foreign support for a u.s. military strike on syria. this is new video of a group photo at the summit this morning. president obama has been trying to assure world leaders that he is asking for political support for a life on syria. but many of those at the summit say they are skeptical that military action can be effective. members of congress are
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getting an earful from constituents that do not support u.s. military action in syria. this is video senator john mccain back home in arizona yesterday at a town hall meeting. people there lashed out at mccain. the full court will be back in congress on monday. president obama canceled a planned trip to california on monday so he can stay in washington and continue to press lawmakers to authorize that military strike. he was scheduled to speak at a convention in los angeles and attend a democratic party fundraiser. 4:40 is the time right now. analysts are forecasting a solid gain of 177,000 new jobs for the month. that is slightly less than the annual average so far this year. but the unemployment rate is expected to remain steady at 7.4%. economists are encouraged by reports earlier this week that
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showed service companies are hiring more workers and there are fewer layoffs. the america's cup finals officially get under way in san francisco tomorrow and organizers are busy preparing for the big event. the race comes just days after an international jury docked oracle two races putting them in a position where they must win 11 races to keep the cup. racing scheduled to get under way at 1:15 tomorrow afternoon along the san francisco waterfront. if you are heading into the city this weekend, be prepared for a lot of traffic on the bay bridge. this weekend marks the first weekend for the new eastern span. they are warning drivers that allow extra time to get to their destination. traffic head into the city could be as busy as the weekday commute. besides the america's cup the giants are in town. the 49ers are also in town on sunday. so very busy weekend. the nfl season officially under way. it started on a rather exciting note. the denver broncos hosted super
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bowl champs baltimore ravens. the game started 33 minutes late because of the lightning storm. peyton manning threw a record tying seven touchdown passes in the game. that is something that has not been done in 44 years. denver goes on to win with a 49- 27 victory. 4:41 is the time. a new proposal could make san francisco one of the first. coming up at 5:00 a.m. the new law that could make it illegal for law enforcement to detain something based on their immigration status. it's the future of smoking. the new numbers prompting a warning about how many kids are using electronic cigarettes. good morning. right now traffic is off to a decent start if you're trying to use the causeways or bridges or tunnels. off to a good start. we will tell you more about that straight ahead. just a little bit of coastal fog otherwise it will be warming up.
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welcome back we continue to follow breaking news in martinez where firefighters are fighting a huge fire at a car lot. you can see the flames pretty big. a building there in the foreground as well. this is located on peach street and pacheco boulevard. not far from the martinez reservoir. claudine wong is live on the scene. she will have more at 5:00. you may want to think twice before you see a chp patrol car in your rearview mirror. they are replacing their cruisers with something that looks a lot more like an suv. chp officers are the first in the bay area to make the switch. chp says the fleet of ford cars was overdue for a trade in. more than half of those crewers have over 100,000-mile.
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>> once you reach the 100,000- mile mark it does not have warranty so the burden of repairs fall on the department. police in burlingame are looking for two young dognappers. a five-month-old french bulldog was stealen by two girls when it wondered away from its home. witness told police that the girls were walking with the dog and claimed to own it. anyone with information is asked to call police. time is 4:47. our continuing -- fire has been burning for several weeks in and around yosemite national park. investigators say it appears an illegal campfire set by a hunter is what started that fire. not a marijuana grow. it had been previously reported. the hunter has not yet been identified and no charges have been filed so far.
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the fire burned almost 240,000 acres. it is 80% contained. burkely leaders had -- berkeley leaders had an opportunity to tour the -- they are looking for another cam site that they -- camp site they can use next year. centers of disease control are issuing a warning. the cdc says use of e cigarettes more have doubled. e cigarettes produce water vapor instead of tobacco smoke. they worry that they think this is safer than smoking. >> if kids get hooked on nicotine because of cigarettes that might make them long time smokers. >> e cigarettes expose users to nicotine which the american heart association calls an
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addictive drug. they do not regulate e cigarettes but it is looking into the possibility of regulating them. a new report shows teen birthrates have hit a historic low. according to the cdc the birthrate among women ages 15- 19 fell 60% last year to 30 births to every 1,000. that is the lowest rate in three years. four million babies were born last year. 4:49 is the time. i want to check in with sal on the morning commute. and also just to remind people this weekend will be busy. >> i think you are right. absolutely right. a lot of people have not seen the bay bridge. have not had time to do it. i think they will come to the bay bridge and might come with their bikes and drive their bike up on the span. we'll see what happens there. let's move along and take a look at the approach to the span. no problems on the san mateo bridge which could be a decent
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alternate this weekend. in case you want to get back and forth. there are no major problems there or the dumbarton bridge. if you are driving on 580, 580 looks good. let's go to steve. thank you, sal. good morning, everybody. happy friday. mostly clear. a little bit of patchy fog from point rays and it hugs parts of the san mateo coast. that is about it. i don't think it will last too long. low pressure to the pacific northwest. 52 half-moon bay. 60 san francisco. 53 walnut creek. 58 livermore. 50 in novato. 51 yesterday in santa rosa. calm conditions there. napa a little puff of a north wind at novato. kind of a westerly direction. fairfield southwest 15. anywhere under 15 is a screaming message it will be warmer. just a little bit of fog here. overall there is our low it's
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still up there getting rain. we are too far to the south. we are keeping our eye on a lot of tropical clouds. through the middle of next week there will be a low coming up. we'll get three or four days of long to hot weather. 61 in tahoe. 52 ukiah. big difference there. the low as it moves east that allows high pressure to build. this is different from what we had earlier. usually it builds into the southwest this one is building off the pacific. off the coast. patchy coast fog here. it will be warmer. more likely if you don't notice it today then if not on the weekend we'll have low 90s inland. 70s and 80s coast and bay. not much of a breeze at least not yet. i don't think there will be one. temperatures move out. everybody is close here. there is not a huge difference in the inland temps here. mainly in the low 90s. warm to hot as we go into your
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weekend into monday and then it starts a cooling trend on tuesday. pamela. >> thank you, steven. nasa ames in mountain view is expecting a crowd this evening. robotic spacecraft is heading to the lunar surface to learn more about the environment and dust there. the free event starts at 5:00 but you will need to reserve a space on the nasa ames website. the launch is scheduled just before 8:30 our time. the giants will be missing a key player this weekend. the reason buster posy is being pinch benched. and pedal power. why more people are riding their bikes to work. unbelievable.
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we ask that you stop all the violence in this city. >> two families in union city are in mourning following a case of mistaken identity. last night dozens of people held a candle light vigil and peace march to remember carlosest track da and daniel sanchez. the two young men were gunned down last month by suspected gang members that mistook them for belonging to a rifle gang. >> they were great guys. we loved them like brothers. it's just a tragic loss. we are taking it day by day. >> funerals for one of the
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victims took place yesterday. two men ages 19 and 22 have been arrested and charged with murder. each reportedly says the other pulled the trigger. investigators expect to release new information about the man killed in a police shooting in sunnyvale. it happened yesterday off north matilda avenue. right near highway 101. he later died at the hospital. he was shot during an under cover drug investigation. they did not say whether he had a weapon. this is the second deadly police shooting in sunnyvale in four weeks. an event take place tomorrow to honor an oakland girl that has been missing for months. daphne web was 21 months old when she disappeared from a convenience store in july. at 11:00 tomorrow morning, a motorcycle club will host what it calls a love run for baby daphne. it starts in oakland and ends
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in vallejo. the new bay area bike share program has quickly become quite popular. close to 3,000 people have signed up in the first week. nearly 700 of these bluish green bikes are docked at automated stations. they are near transit hubs to helps bus or train riders get to work. >> i'm actually in burlingame so i take cal train and ride my bike to work. >> memberships are $9 for one day. $22 for three days. or you can pay $88 for a year. users get unlimited rides but 30 minutes per ride. so far the program has had only minorrish jews including some vandalism in a bike that went missing for a short time. a new pilot program gives discounted monthly vta passes to low income residents. people who qualify can -- the pilot program will provide 1,000 of the discounted passes each month for the next two
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years. it likes like buster posey will be out for the next two weeks. he has a swollen right finger. he was hurt tuesday night in san francisco when a pitch deflected off the plate and hit his hand. the team has decided to keep him out of the lineup for several days. coming up next in our 5:00 hour we continue with our breaking news. a huge fire still burning. take a look in martinez. why fire crews are dealing with a dangerous situation there. there could be another bart shut down next month. we have surprising new information on the labor dispute. highway 4 off to a decent start as you drive from the willow pass grade over to concord. there are no major problems there. only some patchy low clouds on the coast. all systems go for a warmup. mçó4+y?i
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we continue to follow breaking news here in martinez. as you can see firefighters getting closer to the still burning fire. we will tell you what happened within the next couple of minutes that will make this fire fighting effort a whole lot easier. we're live in san jose where a car crash happened right in front of an elementary
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school shutting off the water. we will tell you why police are still trying to figure out if this was a hit and run. first of its kind immigration policy being considered by san francisco. why the police chief says it could mean trouble if the city adopts it. it's been a rough start for commuters on the new bay bridge. the events going on in the bay area this weekend that could bring even more traffic troubles. all ahead on ktvu channel 2 morning news. good morning. i want to take you out to martinez. a very active scene. a huge fire burning out there. there is a building there in the back what appears to be a car lot on fire. and we will check in with claudine wong who is out there at the scene in just a moment. good morning. thank you for joining us. it is friday, september 6th i'm pam cook. >> good morning, i'm brian flores in for dave clark. let's get your day started with l and


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