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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 traffic.
steve, i guess the warmup starts right about thousand? >> almost. we are getting close. just about. we also have a little bit of patchy fog. there is not a lot. the low that is responsible for a slight cool down this week. not that much. still up in the pacific northwest. 50s and 60s. but a few more r50s than 60s -- a few more 50s than 60s. i'm going 78 today. i think it will be sunny side up and definitely warmer. starting at 59 degrees. i think we will get rid of that fog pretty fast. patchy morning fog. about 5-10. look for that warming trend to carry us into sunday or monday. lots of sunshine after that patchy low clouds. a lot of 80s and 90s inland. steve, good morning. we are look at traffic.
let's take a look at interstate 80 in oakland -- 880 in oakland. it looks good. 508 looks good around the lake shore curve. this morning's commute is moving along very nicely on westbound bay bridge toll plaza. no problems getting on to the upper deck of the bay bridge. if you are driving in the east bay, some of the major freeways still looking good. southbound 880 looks good all the way down into fremont. let's go back to the desk. we begin with breaking news we first told you about at 4:30. a fire continues to burn at a used car lot in martinez. crews have not been able to get close to the lot because of down electrical lines. claudine wong has an update. >> reporter: brian, it's the down power lines that really made things tough. it was in the last few minutes we have a major development because pg&e got on scene. there is their truck. what he did is cleared the scene and that is why now as we pan on over you can see firefighters getting up close to this building and finally we see them putting water on the
last flames that had been burning at this used car lot. the damage is fairly extensive. let me show you where the lines are. they are right near where the firefighters are standing. what they had to do is make sure that one the pole was secure and not going to fall. and two they turned off the lines that some had fallen. and basically cleared the scene for these firefighters. i want to show you what this fire looked like -- you can see flames just taking over the building. that is what it rooked -- that is what it looked like. we talked to a man that lives in the area and he told us what he saw and heard. >> i heard six big bangs. it sounded like somebody was dropping metal all over the
place. >> reporter: what did you see? >> flames 30-40 feet in the air. the place was engulfed. >> reporter: you didn't see anything before that? >> no. it was just boom boom boom and then the fire trucks coming through. >> reporter: back live out here in martinez. you are locking inside the building. as you can see the firefighters we did so that building that front office that you are looking at is part of the used car lot. behind there, there was a residence where people lived. firefighters say they were told that the people inside did get out safely but they haven't seen them. they haven't talked to them. they would like to do that. once they get the fire out they will do a full search of the property to make extra sure that no one was caught inside.
live in martinez claudine wong. a fire at a recycling plant in stockton right now is sending smoke across two freeways. the fire is at a recycling plant near highways 4 and 99. it began around midnight in a large pile of card board, paper, and wood. the pile is 60 feet deep and hundreds of feet wide. the stubborn center of the fire is deep within the file. they can keep it from spreading but they may be fighting it for at least a couple days. happening now police in san jose are investigating a messy injury accident. janine de la vega is there on the scene to explain what happened and how the fallout from this crash is impacting the area. janine. >> reporter: pam, the car that was involved in the accident was just towed away. it actually crashed into the water main but you can see there in front of terrell elementary school the water was only shut off at the school
here. they are waiting for a school representative to see when it can be restored. the accident happened at 3:00 this morning. they were both traveling southbound when the car transporter turned in front of the lincoln and clipped it. that is according to police. and that sent lincoln into the water main. it caused water to gush out into the street. the fire department turned it off. the driver of the transporter is okay. but police had trouble initially located all the people in the lincoln. here's what the police sergeant had to say. >> we found the two people that fled the scene and all three are at a local hospital. >> reporter: here is video that we took in a last hour. it a-- he wasied.
and inside that lincoln town car. police say there was a third person they found next to the car and he stayed with the car. at this point they are trying to determine if this would really be categorized as a hit and run accident and if this should be categorized as a crime. that is still being investigated. right now all those people are at the hospital being treated for minor to moderate injuries. reporting live from san jose janine de la vega. san francisco's police chief is warning that the city risk more cre s to dodge a request from the federal government. the u.s. asks cities to jail undocumented workers that could be deported. the board of supervisors is considering a proposal that would stop the city from honoring the immigration holds. police chief greg suhr says some of the people in custody are suspected of violent crimes like rape and murder.
today marks the end of chapter one an another for janetny pal janet napolitano. shellers her achievements -- she lists her achievements of speeding up the response to natural disasters. her biggest disappointment is the ability to push push through an immigration bill. today's oakland tribune reports the city has approved jordan's disability retirement. however several sources later told ktvu news that jordan had been called to a meeting at city hall just before he announced he was stepping down. the sheriffs office in east contra costa county is warning about a phone scam by a man pretending to be a police officer. he says he is lieutenant
stevens. he tells people they have warrants out to their arrest. he demands they make a payment over the phone to take care of the warrant. the city says someone is calling people and saying their utilities bill is overdue. the person threatens to shut off the victim's power if they don't pay by credit card over the phone. the city of palo alto utility department says few yo get a similar call hang up and call if -- bart management. bart and its unions still appear far apart during this midway period. >> the two sides are not really interested in coming together.
the mediator can't fell us what proposals to put across the table. the two sides need to do that. if they are not willing to do it through a mediator then they are not willing to do it face to face. >> it's the worst bargaining i have clearly seen. >> there have been no faceoff face negotiations since the cooling off period began and the two sides do not plan to meet for another two weeks. if you are heading into the city this weekend, be prepared for a lot of traffic on the bay bridge. this marks the first for the new eastern span. they say traffic heading into the city could be as busy as the weekday commute. the giants will also be in town. and the 49ers will play their season opener at candle stick park on sunday. and the other the racement cos
days after an sr. national juror -- they must win 11 races to key the 5:10 is the time. firefighter shot on the job. coming up at 5:30 what prompted the gunman to open fire and why he won't be facing any charges. president obama continues his push for a military strike on syria. how world leaders are responding. good morning. if you are driving to let's say the bay bridge or any of the regular roadways here, san francisco, 101, this looks good getting up to the 80 split. we'll tell you more about the friday morning commute. most locations say clear and also calm at 5:00. there is a little bit of fog on the coast but everyone says warper.
welcome back. new this morning president obama is running out of time to convince international leaders to use military action against syria. the g-20 summit in russia wraps up in four hours. kyla campbell is lye in our newsroom to explain the skepticism that is plaguing president obama. the host of the g-20 summit went as far to call secretary of state john kerry a liar. they do not believe the obama
administration claims unleashed a chemical weapons attack last month that killed more than 1400 people including more than 400 children. the u.s. ambassador says russia continues to hold the u.n. counsel hostage. the u.n. has yet to reveal what the inspectors found in syria. president obama continues to try to assure allies at the g- 20 summit he is asking for diplomatic support. not necessarily direct military involvement. new this hour the u.s. has ordered diplomats in lebanon to leave that country as congress continues to debate military strikes. plus a russian news agency reports the russian military is on the move toward syria. i'm working on that story for you for 6:15. live in washington kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 news. president obama has told the pentagon to expand the list of potential targets in syria.
that is according to the new york times. the paper says it's in response to the movement of syrian troops and equipment. there are also reports the administration is now considering using military aircraft in addition to cruise missiles to attack targets in syria. time is 5:15. an oakland man does not have much time to live before he dies he hopes his broken heart can be mended. charles butler senior is making a public plea to help find the person who killed his son. police say charles butler junior was shot and killed just before christmas two years ago after an argument following a fender bender. >> i hate to leave this world not knowing you know that they have been caught or serving their time or being punished for what they have done. >> currently a $25,000 reward is being offered for information to find his son's killer. a shoplifting suspect who
reportedly assaulted -- according to police yesterday afternoon though have toe police responded to -- novato police responded to a call of a man and woman shoplifting. police chased the car down highway 101 to san rafael where it crashed and the suspect was arrested. police in the los angeles area are investigating a major scandal four of the region's most financially troubled schools. a dozen school workers are charged with helping steal thousands of textbooks for a book buyer but then selling them pack to the l school. they the workers included two school librarians. they were allegedly paid $200,000 each. a sink hole opened up on a street in oklahoma city swallowing a car. it happened yesterday in the downtown area.
authorities say the sink hole is 25 feet wide. the two women inside managed to crime out a window and they were not hurt but the water main break in the area is what may have caused that sink hole. we have this beautiful brand new bridge. it's very nice to look at but it's causing traffic out there. >> that is pretty good. have you been talking to pam? >> i watch the news every now and then. >> we are sitting around here having a hardy hear anchor style but it will be tough on that bridge. chp say people haven't this is the first weekend of the bridge. and people will want to take pictures of it. let's just show you what we have for the traffic. it's a beautiful bridge. so let's stop joking around. but you will see traffic troubles. we mentioned it. we will remind you of it. there is a giants game in the city and it may be crowded.
let's take a look at 237. that traffic is moving along pretty well. crossing 880. in the san jose area we are looking good on 101. 185, 280, 680 it's all nice looking drive with no major problems. not any major slow downs yet. 5:18 let's go to steve. >> sal. >> yes, sir? >> if you haven't driven some people flew coming in. >> you saw it? >> yes. it's pretty cool. we have mostly clear skies at 5:00 a.m.. there is a little bit of fog on the coast. patchy coast fog sunny and warmer. the weekend looks hot. i would make plans for the beach if there is any fog. warm starting next week. and then turning cooler and maybe not even low clouds but high mid level clouds coming up from the south.
sunny and warmer for concord. starting off a little cooler on the lows. 56-80. we will go for a high of 91 degrees. 52 right now in walnut creek. 61 fairfield. not much of a breeze there. low 50s santa rosa and napa. everybody expect those near the coast are saying clear skies. not much of a puff of an offshore breeze. and there is not much fog. there is a little bit there. mainly on the san mateo coast and point rays a little patchy fog. but that is about all i can find. the low is still up in the pacific northwest. giving them rain. if you are heading up toward seattle portland you might have to deal with that. that will give us a little bit of a northerly breeze. high pressure the signature then is beginning to build. patchy, coast, fog. everybody says warmer. good five to ten degrees.
any kind of a northerly breeze would wipe it out completely. 70s and 80s and 90s. lots of sunshine and warmer weather. again patchy low clouds near the coast. there is not much of a breeze. 70s and 80s and low 90s. everyone is pretty close here. santa rosa, napa, brentwood, concord in there. san francisco went 78-degrees. san jose 87. 86 mountain view. warm to hot over the weekend into monday and starts a little cooling trend on tuesday. european stocks right now pretty mixed this morning as investors are waiting for this morning's u.s. jobs report. japan's nikkei lost nearly 1.5%. analysts say the strong yen is hurting japanese companies that depend on exports. but most finished with gains overnight. china shanghai closed up nearly
1%. ahead of our jobs report the futures indicate a higher opening across the board. we'll see what happens though when that report comes out in less than ten minutes. all posting slight gains yesterday. there is a new report that apple is testing iphone designs with larger screens. the wall street journal reports some of the tests are on six inch screens. analysts say the larger screens likely would not be available until sometime next year. next week apple is expected to show off the next generation iphone. >> we shall see. anticipation is growing. coming up it's a new approach to overcome budget cuts and fire station closiers. and in 15 minutes the story of a pilot program. how it eases the workload for firefighters but insures the safety for residents. a young woman suing for what the doctor did to violate her privacy during surgery. ♪
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a southern california hospital and anesthesiologist is being sued for what happened in an operating room. during the operation the anesthesiologist used stickers to give her a mustache and but tear drops under her eye. she had a nurses aid take this photo of her. >> the client was distraught. she lost her career of 12 years. she didn't know these people she worked with what they did to her and couldn't believe it. >> the hospital disciplined the doctor and the nurses aid but they both kept their jobs. it adds the claims in the lawsuit are factually inaccurate. exaggerated and fabricated and says the lawsuit should be dismissed. diana nyad is home after her record breaking swim from
florida to cuba. she was greeted by friends when she returned home. she says finally achieving her goal of making the 100-mile swim without using a shark cage or fins will be her greatest milestone. coming up is a shocking case of hit and run. it involves san francisco city workers and a woman killed while sunbathing in a park. still a very active scene. take a look behind me as firefighters continue to put water on what is left of a used car lot. a commercial building and residence. we will tell you what firefighters say made this fire so hard to fight. getting a little bit busier out there on this friday getting to the major sports. southbound 680 that looks good. a little bit of fog. mainly around point rays and parallel to the san mateo
we were like, "sure. no problem!" and you were like, "thanks, but what about thick & creamy and whips!" and we were like, "done and done! now it's out of everything yoplait makes." and you were all, "yum!" and we're like, "is it just us, or has this been a really good conversation?" and you were like, "i would talk, but my mouth is full of yogurt." yoplait. it is so good! good morning everybody it's 5:30. welcome back to ktvu channel 2 morning news. here's a live look at a used car lot in martinez that caught fire this morning. you can see lots of damage there and challenges for firefighters that are fighting this fire. good morning, everybody. friday, september 6th i'm brian flores in for dave clark. >> good morning, i'm pam cook.
steve paulson has the weather. i heard you say or at least ask the question is it going to be good beach weather? >> pamela, temperatures are going in one direction. up. we have a little bit of fog on the coast. patchy fog. the low is still up in the pacific northwest. for us a little bit cooler lows. 51 napa airport. a lot of 50s here. 55 san rafael. 54 mill valley. a little cooler conditions than we've had the last couple of days. san francisco hit 70 yesterday. even though it was a little bit more fog there is far less today. i'm going 78 degrees. why not? should be 70 by noon. clear skies expect for that little bit of patchy fog. lots of sunshine. warmer weather. a patch or two of low clouds near the coast. but it's really kind of going parallel to the coast.
and not making much of a move inland. 80s and 90s near the coast. here is sal. steve, we are look at the commute here. it's not a bad commute. looking at the bay bridge you can see traffic here is not all that bad as you drive through to the upper deck of the bay bridge. interstate 880 is a nice looking drive. northbound and southbound right near the coliseum. if you are driving in the south bay we have a nice looking commute here. also looking at the santa cruz mountains commute and the traffic here looks good on highway 17. now at 5:32 let's go back to the desk. we are following breaking news out of martinez this morning. firefighters finally do have a hold on that large fire that engulfed a used car lot and a building there. ktvu claudine wong is joining us now from the scene. challenges facing firefighters when they first arrived. >> reporter: that is right.
not an easy fire to fight because they were dealing with down electrical lines. let me show you the situation right now. in front of this building you had several cars. firefighters say they think eight actually were damaged by this fire. this was a used car lot. the building behind it and this building is fairly large. about 3,000 square feet is what they are estimating. you had about 1200 feet of residents and then you have office space and other commercial uses. when they say they got here, the fire was burning over three quarters of the building. let me show you what it looked like. the fire was really coming from all hack les at -- angle at them. a passer by called it in. they got water on it from a distance. because they said down
>> jones was worried we were looking through the eight ball. we had high power tension lines coming through here. this is a major service for pg&e. and we had lines dropping on the ground. so we couldn't get too close. we had to wait for pg&e to get here to shut that down. >> reporter: back out live. this was at 3:15 as the call came in. 4:15 is when they called it under control. it wasn't until 5:00 they could rea getting again the back area was a it is dents.
so they want make sure they are taking a thorough check of the property. they said this will take awhile. will take until 8:00 this morning. they are hoping to get this road open to traffic. maybe in the next half hour or hour. for now you cannot get down this boulevard. this is a major thorough fair. they are aware of that. right now it's full of rigs and ambulances and police cars. we will keep an eye on the situation for you. claudine wong ktvu channel 2 news. new this morning police in san jose say three people have been taken to the hospital after a possible hit and run. it happened at 3:00 this morning right in front of terrell elementary school on pearl street in south san jose. investigators say a lincoln town car clipped that truck which was transporting cars.
then took out a fire hydrant. water shut off. police are trying to decide if they ran from the town car. a big rig driver is suffering from burns after his truck caught fire. 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 and it took five hours to clear up the accident. the driver suffered burns to his face and hands and was air lifted to the hospital. a city recreation and park department worker faces a felony hit and run charge after his maintenance truck hit a woman that was sunbathing with
her child. >> reporter: the hit and run aspect of this case sun nerving. what is really getting people around here is the fact the driver was up in this grassy area where it's known by a lot of people. children, dogs frequent. this is something that the head of recreation and parks department will have to answer. you can see the flowers that were left there. that is where a woman lost her life yesterday. the 35-year-old woman was lying on the blanket enjoying the sun here with her eight-month-old baby. that is when a worker ran her over. the baby is all right. neighbors say a city worker often drive too fast in this park and they want to know what the driver was doing in the grassy area. >> you know i was totally surprised that somebody got hurt on the grass. basically. because i have never seen them drive on the grass.
>> once in awhile. you see them once in awhile ride through. very fast. >> reporter: police found the maintenance truck several blocks away in a maintenance yard for city vehicles. a spokeswoman declined to identify the worker but tells us he's been with the agency since 2006. and some insiders say he actually suffered a personal tragedy of his own recently of more coming up in the next half hour. live from san francisco i'm tara moriarty ktvu channel 2 news. a suspect has been identified in the murder of a schoolyard monitor in san jose as the victim's family maybes arrangements for her funeral. law enforcement sources say the suspect is a 43-year-old man named oscar aiola. they do not say what his relationship is to the victim. she was found dead inside her mini van on tuesday. >> he is going to be behind bars hopefully for the rest of his life. but it's never going to bring
back my mother. >> reporter: figueroa worked at the elementary where students have drawn up posters in her honor. happening today contra costa county launches a pilot program that eases the burden of firefighters while still protecting the community. fire crews took on more responsibility due to budget cuts and station closures. large fire trucks currently respond to all medical calls but for the next 90 days some of the low level calls will be handled by a two person medical team. >> 80% of our calls are medical. there was a time when 100% of our calls were fires. we added a service. >> the medical squad will operate out of a fire station in downtown walnut creek. the department is testing the idea in order to free up firefighters to focus on the height of the fire season. the medical squad will cost the fire district about $200,000. the u.s. forest service says it knows how the rim fire
may have started. the fire has been burning for several weeks in and around yosemite national park. it appears an illegal campfire set be a hunter the hunter has not been identified. the fire has burned 240 ikeersen. beckly -- berkeley promised to refound anyone who has paid for reservations. and they -- a firefighter is expected recover but that is after he was shot. investigators say the shooting was a tragic mistake when he thought he was being targeted
by criminals. the firefighter was first called to the scene by paramedics after they couldn't get in the home. >> we have to force entry into a person's house because they are incapacitated or couldn't open the door for us. so they were taken by surprise. incredibly lucky. >> the firefighter was hit by a single gunshot as he walked by a open window. pg&e has opened a new state of the art gas pipeline tower. it's part of the system upgrade in the wake of a deadly pipeline explosion. the control center is located at san ramon bishop park. the nfl season is officially under way. it started on an exciting note.
the denver broncos hosted the super bowl champs. a little hard to say. the baltimore ravens. the game started 33 minutes late because of a lightning storm. after three punts to start things off peyton manning threw a record breaking seven touchdown passes. it's something that hasn't been done in 44 years. san francisco 49ers preparing for their opening at candle stick park. they will play the green bay packers. this is the niners last season at candle stick park before they move to their new home in santa clara. you can watch the game this sunday on ktvu news. raiders will face the -- 5:42 is the time. how a muni driver is doing this morning after being stabbed by
police say the two young men were gunned down last month by suspected gang members who mistook them for belonging to a rival gang. >> they were awesome coworkers. hard working. every day they showed up here. even if they were early for their shifts. >> a funeral for one of the victims took place yesterday. these were the first two homicides in union city since 2011. two men ages 19 and 22 have been arrested and charged with murder. each reportedly says the other pulled the trigger. an event take place tomorrow to honor an oakland girl that has been missing for months. daphne web was 21 months old when her father says she disappeared outside of a convenient store in july. other family members have not seen the toddler since june. a motorcycle club will host what it calls a love run for baby daphne. it starts in oakland and ends in vallejo. a muni driver is thussing several stab wounds after he was attacked by one of his passengers. it happened wednesday night on
the 31 balboa bus at eddy and taylor streets. police say 47-year-old david choy stabbed the driver in the leg. walmart workers held a noisy but peaceful demonstration outside the hotel. they were at the hotel buzz yahoo ceo meyer was there and sits on walmart's board. at least eight people were arrested at a similar protest in sacramento. several demonstrators say they were fired by walmart for speaking out. they want the company to
reinstate them. 5:47 right now. apple is getting ready to unvail a new store at the shopping center in palo alto. the 12,000 square foot store will replace apple's nine year old one at the mall. the first 1500 customers will get a free commemorative t- shirt as well. nearly four million babies were born last year. researchers say it's the lowest birthrate since recordkeeping begannen if >> you contributed to that birthrate last year with your new baby. thank you for that. let's check in with sal. >> i know the feeling. >> sal too. >> yes. good morning, everyone. if you are watching at home, right now traffic is doing well around the commute. there are no major problems out
there. right now we are looking at the toll plaza. and it does seem a little lighter than usual. usually by this time we have a little more traffic here. right now there is only a little bit of a backup to the right hand side. we hope we will have a light commute. no problems if you are driving on the san mateo bridge heading out to the peninsula. and just as steve has been mentioning, i don't see any clouds anywhere from my traffic pictures. they are there somewhere. we'll get to them in a moment. but they are not here on the bridge. highway 4 and 680. pretty good traffic times as the speeds are up and the drive times are low. you can see by the traffic sensors we are not doing that poorly. a little bit of slow traffic but that is it. let's go to steve. you and i have been tweeting back and forth. >> about the weather. >> yes. and there is a little bit of fog on the coast. really sal is right there is hardly anything else. lots of sunshine.
not only today but there is a little bit of fog san mateo coast and point rays. it's mainly going parallel to the coast. warmer weather. santa rosa will go from 86 to92. so temperatures on their way up for about three days here if we don't top out sunday we will top out on monday. 59 san francisco. i'm going for ahigh of 78 degrees today. a little bit cooler on the lows. napa airport is 51. half-moon bay 52. a couple low 50s but more 50s and 60s. most locations say calm. almost all are less than 5 miles an hour. just a little bit of fog there. i don't think it has much of a chance. it will not impact santa cruz. if you want to head over to
santa cruz, today is good day to go. it's raining up there. that low will move out after today. they are into clouds and rain up there. not for us. we have sunshine and warmer temps. a little cool for some. it won't take long as that low moves out. that will allow high pressure to build in from the pacific not the southwest. sunny and warmer after some of that patchy low cloud deck. 90s inland. everyone is a little closer here. looks like sunshine and warm temps here for everybody. severe clear should take us into the weekend as well. does look cooler after monday. the latest jobs report surprised many economists. a fewmens ago they announced the unemployment rate to 7.3% last month. most economists thinking it was going to hold stead day. it's down one tenth of a percent. lowest in nearly five years. but the drop is because more
americans stopped looking for work. which means they are no longer counted as being unemployed. right now the futures point to a higher opening. the cost of car repairs continues to rise. one of the biggest reasons is weight saving materials. car makers use those materials as a way to meet gas mileage requirements. but the light weight pieces can damage more easy. and can be trickier to repair and some cannot be repaired. tesla he is planning to drive a model s sedan from los angeles to new york in nine days and plans to only use testa specific charging stations. he will spend only nine hours recharging the car. none will last longer than 30
welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. 5:55 is the time. a high school football team was sent running for safety after that bus they were in caught fire. it happened during rush hour traffic in portland, oregon. firefighters say it started in the engine of the rear of the bus and quickly spread. >> we got all the kids off the bus and started to get gear off. once the bus popped down and caught fire we got everyone away. >> it's unclear what started the fire but officials say the driver was experienced and cooperating with the investigation. as for the football team no one was hurt. they did have to miss their game. a new york man has died in a tragic accident involving a toy helicopter. police say he died after the remote controlled helicopter hit him in the head. police say he's believed to be the one that was flying the helicopter but the incident is still under investigation. we are one step closer to
the future of commercial space travel. virgin galactic launched a successful test flight of the spaceship 2. it broke the sound barrier and climbed from 42,000 to 69,000 feet over the desert. the first commercial flights should take off in 2014 more than 500 people have already signed up. the two hour flights are going for $200,000 a seat. nasa ames is inviting the public to watch history being made. the public is invited to a launch party tonight in honor of the latest -- you will need to reserve a -- we have dramatic video of a fire sweeping through a home and office space and lot filled
with cars. and we'll have a live report from the scene of a crash and a fire hydrant that has left a south bay high school high and dry ahead of the morning bell. good morning. traffic looks good now getting to the city. golden gate bridge. find out why bridges could be very slow this weekend into the city. it looks good if you are like sunshine and warmer temps. but it's the coast. can we get that to warm up as well.
we have new information about the early morning fire in martinez. what we have just learned about the people that were inside that building when the fire started. a car crashes into a water main at a local elementary school causing a big mess. we will tell you why police say the people who may have caused this accident went running. there is worry about another bart shut down. we have surprising new information about the contract talks. it's been a rough start for commuters. the event this weekend that bring even