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policemennization. no deal and no strike. they try to reach a compromise in the b.a.r.t. labor dispute. complete bay area coverage starts right now. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. good morning everybody. you're taking a live look at the caltrans building in oakland where b.a.r.t. negotiations are currently underway. b.a.r.t. has announced it won't go on strike this morning, but both b.a.r.t. and the unions have been talking all night lock. we have live team coverage surrounding the latest in the negotiations. good morning, thank you for joining us tuesday october 15 october 15th. i'm pam cook. >> good morning everybody i'm brian flores. let's get your day started with weather and traffic. meteorologist steve paulson is here and there's no change for the rest of the week. >> not a thing. i'm going home. >> you're done. >> send that message to the control. just record this play back for the next four hours. i'm just teasing. there's hardly a cloud, i mean really. a friend of mine watches us in l. a., so streaming. she does. i know, she does. there's a little bit of fog down there, but that's about
it. we don't have anything going on here. it's quiet. there's an offshore breeze, along with a big dome of pressure which is large and this charge. there's hardly a difference between coast bay and inland. 41 in santa rosa now. a lot of 50s and 40s. santa rosa a cold morning. i'm penciling in 38 here at 7 a.m. they'll warm up 74 to 83. it will probably be 80 in town anyway. 25, i'm sure we'll get 30s in lake county. i haven't heard from chloe in lakes. they were 35 yesterday on the low. the west coast is under a dome. it will be warm, sunshine for everybody. really nice on the coast. cold lows and then warmer afternoon highs. 60s; no, there will be a lot of 70s, 80s and a few low to mid- 80s. here's sal. steve, good morning. traffic is moving along pretty well.
if you are driving around the bay area, a lot of people didn't know when they went to bed what would happen, but the trains are running as we've been telling you and we'll give you details on where the negotiations are a moment ahead. this is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza westbound. that traffic is moving nicely. if you're driving across the san mateo bridge or 880 to hayward you're doing well. if you are just waking up with us this morning, we're following breaking news on the b.a.r.t. labor dispute. b.a.r.t. trains are running toppednd though no deal has been reached. both sides agreed to continue negotiating past the midnight deadline. we have live team coverage on this this morning. tara moriarty is at the caltrans headquarters in oakland with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. it's amazing what can happen when there is a deadline on the table. there has been progress made and tense negotiations have been going on all night. i've got a text an hour ago from someone inside saying
there's a lot of work to be done. it looks like somebody is coming out right now. if we come back here live this is josey with 1021. any word? any word? no? just a break right now. >> looks like they're just taking a break right now. let's take a look at the video actually from earlier. we were talking about this federal mediator that walked out at about 1:00 in the morning. you know, he basically made this announcement that negotiations have been making some progress. >> at the request of the federal mediation and conciliation service and because of all of our concerns about the public interest, i'm authorized to announce that trains will run tomorrow. >> >> reporter: now we have no idea how long both sides will go at it. we don't know if this is a break right now. at 10:00 last night the unions presented their counter offer
to sunday's offer that b.a.r.t. said was its best and final. we have heard from insiders that although the two parties are close to reaching an agreement they're locking heads on this key issue, which is pay. now another sticking point has been work rules regarding overtime. if they come out of here with no deal, that means that potentially, you know there could still be a strike come tomorrow. we'll just have to keep you posted. live from oakland i'm tara moriarty ktvu channel 2 news. there is no strike for now but many commuters following through with their alternate plans they made just in case. alex savidge at the ferry terminal with that part of the story. >> reporter: potentially it could be more crowded because of the uncertainty surrounding this labor dispute. a lot of people made other plans, backup plans on how they were going to get into san fransisco. you have to imagine people might stick with those plans even though the trains are running this morning. ferry's a popular option as we
saw during the last strike. could potentially see more people than normal taking those ferries even today into the city. ferries will be operating on a normal schedule today. that's the word because there is no b.a.r.t. strike. during the last strike in july, the ferry was a popular option. commuters lined up early. and if a strike does happen, the system will be trying to accommodate a lot more commuters. 200,000 people who use b.a.r.t. every day would need to find other ways to get into the city and the ferry would be one of those ways. in the event of a walkout by b.a.r.t. employees, every available ferry would be put into service. there would also be direct ferry service from the oakland terminal to san fransisco's ferry building and from alameda's mainstream to the san fransisco ferry building, and the ferries would be running about every 45 minutes or so. they would start earlier in the morning and run later on into the evening. the ferry's on a normal schedule. the first one expected to leave from oakland at 6:00 this
morning. alex savidge ktvu channel 2 news. we do know now that fewer people took b.a.r.t. on columbus day holiday yesterday than a year ago. b.a.r.t. says its ridership was at 184,000 by yesterday afternoon. on columbus day last year it was 208,000. now that's a difference of about 23,000 riders. the numbers are from 4:00 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon. as b.a.r.t. negotiations continued through the night, many commuters made alternative plans to get to work today. >> i plan to work from home. >> working at home. >> lucky people who get to work from home. but some commuters took their work laptops home with them yesterday just in case. other says they're frustrated at not knowing what's going to happen. the ceo of talk.com says a long strike would cause problems for his company. >> for a couple days it's fine. if the strike goes longer into weeks or potentially months that's a real problem.
>> a pg&e spokesman says the utility has a contingency plan in place for its 3700 san fransisco employees. they were encouraged to talk to their supervisors in advance about flex time or tell commuting from home. . here's a look at the top stories we're following this morning. a. c. transit workers have issued a 72-hour strike notice and could walk off the job thursday morning. members of local 192 have rejected two offers from a. c. transit management. the latest offer includes over 3% in raises over three years, but the unions say medical costs could rise as much as $280 a month. several small earthquakes hit the berkeley area this morning. the u.s. geological survey says a magnitude 3.2 quake struck shortly after 1 this morning. there were four after shocks including a 2-point # and a 2.6. overall no damage reported. senate leaders are close to a deal to reopen the government
through january 15th and raise the country's borrowing limit through february 15th. the agreement would have to be approved by the house. san fransisco police are looking for suspects in a triple shooting that killed one person. it happened last night on rose alley in the western addition. police say it was either a drive by or walkup shooting. the victims are said to be men in their early 20s and a teenage boy. the project developer at levi stadium plans to hold a meeting with all workers before that job site reopens this morning following a worker's death. work stopped yesterday morning after a bundle of rebar came loose and fell on a delivery truckdriver. the cal osha investigation could take several months. the state agency has said the work site is safe to reopen. now the medical examiner says the truckdriver killed in the construction accident in santa clara was 60-year-old edward irving lake junior. he died at the hospital. lake worked for gurdal a stadium subcontractor. neighbors say he lived with a girlfriend and several dogs at
his home in vacaville. >> he was always there when you needed him, would help you out in any way possible. >> long time friends say that the neighborhood will miss lake very much. the 49ers are also saddened by the death. the organization released a statement yesterday. it says in part, our sincerest thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co- workers affected by this tragedy. now there was another death at the stadium construction site prior to lake's death. that happened in early june. another construction worker, 63- year-old donald white was hit by an elevator counter weight in an elevator shaft. just four days ago cal osha decided not to issue a citation in connection with his death. investigators say white knew the elevator was in motion, but decided to stay where he was when he was fatally injured. happening now the warriors are playing a basketball game in china. the preseason game against the lakers tipped off just about 10
minutes ago in beijing. the teams are set to play two games against each other in china. golden state is also conducting a few clinics for youngsters and also intermingling with chinese fans who love basketball. the threat of a b.a.r.t. strike put ed lee's business trip to china on hold. we caught up with the mayor yesterday. he says he and an aide spent the afternoon calling b.a.r.t. management and labor leaders along with the government's office in an effort to urge both sides to find common ground. he was scheduled to attend this morning's warrior's game in china before meeting with beijing and metro officials. >> i think the saddest person was anita my wife because she expected to be on that flight with me but i told her to be the best representative she could along with the others, and i'll be here trying to avert what i think is devastating to the whole public and the bay area. >> now one person who doesn't have to worry about juggling her trip is oakland mayor jean quan who left friday for china with a separate delegation from the bay area council business
group. it's 4:40. millions of dollars worth of merchandise missing. it may not be the work of a thief. coming up at 5:00, the dispute at a high end store inside one of san fransisco's most famous hotels. >> and a new plan to catch criminals. how the city of fremont plans to keep its residents safe. >> good morning right now we are looking at commute conditions that are very nice on the roads in case you're hitting the roads soon. this is a look at 280 in downtown san jose and looks nice. >> it's a little cold out there for some, a 3 dog night, but the warmer weather will continue. we'll have those forecasted highs coming up.
leave the building for a break. so far no deal has been reached. mediators announced at 1:00 this morning that b.a.r.t. would not strike today and that the talks would continue. those talks have been going on ever since. b.a.r.t. workers had threatened to go on strike today if they did not reach a contract deal by midnight. we're hoping to get an update sometime later this morning. we have some new information this morning about a pedestrian hit and killed on caltrain tracks in menlo park yesterday afternoon. caltrain now says that that person was a boy. he was hit just before 4:30 p.m. north of the rail crossing. caltrain has not released any further details about the boy or the circumstances behind his death. this is the 13th death on caltrain tracks this year. an arrest has been made in connection with a deadly shooting in san fransisco's mission district early yesterday morning. investigators say they've arrested 56-year-old vincent jacobo.
it happened on bartlett and 2 t streets at 4:30 in the morning. the victim has been identified as 28-year-old maurice white of san fransisco. no word on a motive for that shooting. time now 4:45. police in santa cruz have arrested five teenage gang members in a drive-by shooting of a 12-year-old boy last year. that's according to santa cruz sentinel. joey mendoza was on his way to his home on the lower ocean neighborhood on august 8th, 2012 when 19-year-old andrew carrera and four other gang members confronted him. mendoza was shot twice in the back, died on the scene. the names of the four suspects have not been released. a fire at a barn in a rural part of south san jose is under investigation. the fire department tweeted this photo of the damage. it started at about 10:45 last night on monterey road. firefighters say tara amy coe furniture restoration owns that barn. nearby power lines caused concern but no one was hurt.
uc berkeley police are investigating a robbery of a student on campus. the latest happened sunday night when two men approached a student walking near moffett library. the student was pushed to the ground and the suspects ran off with the student's cell phone. it comes after two more robberies near campus last week. police are urging students to put away their phones while walking on campus. the city of fremont may install surveillance cameras. the argus reports police are asking the city council to put up cameras on low to moderate income areas. they say their request comes after complaints about a rise in home burglaries. the cameras would be placed on fremont street lights and public buildings. no word on when the fremont cameras would go up. 4:47 is the time. let's check in with sal for a look at the commute. it could be interesting again because a lot of people just made those alternate plans in case b.a.r.t. was on strike. >> they didn't know what was going to happen when they went to bed. this morning b.a.r.t.
trains are running. we're going to be saying that a lot. people may be going on the roads. let's take a look at what we have now. this is a look at the san mateo bridge looking good headed out to the high-rise. no problem spots on the bun dunn barton bridge or the bay bridge. traffic is light as you get over to the toll plaza and get into san fransisco. we have been looking at the livermore valley, one of the busiest commutes. 4:48 let's go to steve. >> thank you sal. good morning, clear skies, a little chilly for some. maybe cold for others. it's going to be another sunny nice day. this is about as warm as we can get without our screaming offshore breeze. it will be really nice and warm along the coast and in san fransisco where it will be 78 warm degrees. temperatures are well above average. fire danger goes up a little bit, just a little bit. there's no warnings or anything, but a little bit more of a north, northeast breeze. north and east bay hills. very dry conditions, lots of
sunshine. there's a little bit of fog in southern california. not up here, that's for sure. 41 holding at napa and also santa rosa. 46 half-moon bay. 44 walnut creek. 40s for livermore and fairfield. there's not much of a breeze. i mean, hardly anything at all. there's a little component of a westerly or even a little bit of an offshore breeze, especially downtown oakland. lots of sunshine. this pattern is locked in. don't want to say it's blocking. it doesn't look like much is going to change for a while. sunshine, maybe a little breezy for some. it will be warmer. the warming continues. i think we top it out wednesday and leave it there. warm weather after a cold morning. coecold lows and warmer afternoon. coast, bay and inland are all really close on these forecasted highs. 80s for almost everybody. if not you're in the 70s. the difference is one of these oakley brentwood, antioch, pittsburgh, it will be just as warm in oakland and martinez
and maybe concord. san jose 81. that's close to morgan hill and gilroy. santa cruz going 85 degrees down there today. 75 half-moon bay, 72 in d. c. 78 san mateo and 82 in palo alto. it will be a warm day today. warm on wednesday, and then lots of sunshine. we hold it. i just don't see anything breaking down, even as we head to the weekend. thank you steve. it will create more than 200 new bio tech jobs in the bay area. the south san fransisco company plans to expand its manufacturing in vacaville as well as southern california. it's part of a larger plan by generallen tech's swiss parent roach. gentlemen tech says the expansion of its facility will create the largest bio tech manufacturing facility in the world. california home prices continue to climb with silicon valley leading the pack. santa clara county saw property values jump 8.3% in the current tax year. that's according to a state
report. that includes both residential and commercial property. santa clara county tax assessor says one big reason is more people are getting jobs and that's driving up home prices. other bay area counties are reporting higher property values san mateo napa and alameda reporting increases of 5 percent or more. marin and contra costa report gross top 3%. targeted for their tools, the troubling crime trend that has left many bay area businesses thousands of dollars in the hole. >> and off limits to the public, while more people in california are ignoring park closures due to the budget battle in washington d. c.
welcome back we're president obamaing breaking news. if -- we're following breaking news. b.a.r.t. trains will be running today. issue taking a live look at the ferry building in oakland oakland where we might see more passengers today. mediators didn't announce until 1:00 this morning that b.a.r.t. won't be going on strike. so some people who went to bed before that announcement may have made other plans. b.a.r.t. and its unions are still meeting at this hour. b.a.r.t. workers had threatened to go on strike today if they did not reach a contract deal by midnight. but again that strike has been
delayed once again. we'll have a live report with the latest on the negotiations in about 5 minutes. police in solano county are looking for a man suspected of starting a fire inside a wal- mart store in fairfield. police released these surveillance photos of the man. he is suspected of starting a fire at 3:30 yesterday morning at the wal-mart on north texas street. that store was evacuatend evacuated but no one was hurt. boniva police are investigating a rash of vehicle thefts. this truck was among those stolen. it was found a few hours later abandoned. the owner says it had been stripped of $30,000 worth of tools and other equipment. . >> the containers were open, pretty much nothing in it. there were cleaning supplies that they took. they took almost everything out of the truck with the exception of a few small screws. >> benicia police say a dozen commercial truck asks vans have been stolen. they think the vehicles are being targeted because of the large amounts of valuable tools
that they typically carry. police are encouraging truck owners to install antitheft devices. some people are ignoring the government shutdown signs posted in national forests. the closed sign at lows pad race national forest near santa barbara is not keeping everyone out. hikers and bicyclists are going around the gate. others who aren't so daring say they're disappointed. >> last time we came here there was a fire so this area was closed. we're 0 for 2. i think we'll never come back here. >> there is a hefty fine for entering a closed area. up to $5000. and the forest service says they have rangers patrolling during the shutdown. richmond's point ma la tee's beach park is open for the first time in more than ten years. in 2001 the site fell into disrepair and had to be closed. help from volunteers and settlement money from the 2007 oil spill, the park has been spruced up. the city run beach features
picnic benches and barbecue pits and is open to visitors from sunrise to sunset. the half-moon bay pumpkin weigh off had a big winner this year. the biggest pumpkin weighed in at 1,985 pounds. that's the heaviest pumpkin in half-moon bay history. gary miller earned more than $11,000 for a record setting winner. >> it's kaepernicking. that's the only time i'll ever do that in my life. >> the pumpkin growers are doing the kaepernicking. if you want to see what that big pumpkin looks like, you can head there in person this weekend. the winning pumpkin, several of the other biggest gourds will be on display at half-moon bay. art and pumpkin festival through sunday. a lot going on down there. patient at children's hospital of oakland will get to celebrate halloween early. the hospital is hosting a halloween party for young patients and their families
this afternoon. there will be crafts, games and costumes and the power rangers megaforce will be special guests. the event is sponsored by the costume company spirit halloween. it's asking customers who visit its stores to make a donation to children's hospital. coming up in our 5:00 hour it's breaking news we've been following overnight. b.a.r.t. trains again running this morning as b.a.r.t. and its unions continue to negotiate. we are monitoring the talks. we'll have a live update coming up. >> and just as that b.a.r.t. deal maybe seems possible, the threat of a new strike for a. c. transit that could bring more headaches for commuters. >> good morning the roads are in good shape in case you are taking the car looking at the san mateo bridge. it looks good over to the high- rise. >> while the weather is quiet, quiet and warmer. we'll talk about that. the nights are definitely getting colder.
no b.a.r.t. strike, and no deal between management and the unions. >> we're live in fremont where b.a.r.t. riders are tired of wondering if there's going to be a strike or not. we'll tell you how everyone's coping. >> and b.a.r.t. may be getting closer to a deal, but now another potential headache for commuters, why a. c. transit buses may not be
running later this week. it's all ahead on ktvu channel 2 morning news. complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. good morning. welcome back. we are live outside the caltrans building in oakland where b.a.r.t. negotiations are still going on right now. they passed through that midnight deadline. we heard from a spokesperson at 1:00 this morning saying they would continue to negotiate through the night. so we are all hopeful that that means that they will emerge with a deal. let's just hope that we don't have to keep waiting everybody going to bed at night, and it's very stressful for people wondering how they're going to get to work. it is tuesday october 15th. i'm pam cook. >> good morning everybody. i'm brian flores in for dave clark today. let's get your tuesday started with weather and traffic. meteorologist steve paulson. how are you doing? >> i'm doing great. we have clear skies. it's going to be another nice day, a little cold out