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b.a.r.t. riders are tired of wondering when there's going to be a strike or if there's going to be a strike. you'll hear from commuters who are sounding off this morning. >> and while b.a.r.t.'s uncertainty leaves riders in limbo, there's another potential headache for commuters. ktvu news channel 2 morning news continues. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. good morning. we want to take you tout to out to the fremont b.a.r.t. station this morning the the good news is b.a.r.t. training are running. a lot of people may have gone ahead with plan b because they went to bed not knowing whether or not b.a.r.t. was going to go on strike. the negotiations were continuing throughout the night. we're going to get an update on where they stand right now in just a moment. thank you for waking up with us. it's tuesday october 15th. i'm pam cook. >> i'm brian flores in for dave clark. lets get your day started with weather and traffic. during the break did i hear you
say beach day? >> it's about as good as it gets. we're going 85 in santa cruz today. but anywhere you want to go, i don't care, ocean beach, stinson beach in the 70s. clear skies, a little cold for some mainly inland. not too bad on the coast, they're getting a puff of an offshore breeze. it's high pressure aloft, and that means 70s and 80s. a lot of low 80s. 38 santa rosa, 38 napa. 57 san fransisco. and i think i saw a 59 half- moon bay. it's going to be really mild to warm, santa rosa starting off at 38. you got that right. we'll go for a high of 83 today. also in this kind of a pattern, santa rosa napa will warm up along with oakland and over to san fransisco. 24 up in tahoe. 41 ukiah. 30s in lake county. i can find a patch of fog down by san diego and that's about it. high pressure is here and it's not going anywhere. sunny and warm once things get going. sunshine and really nice over by the coast today.
temperatures definitely warming up. i could be a little underdone on these. upper 70s, low 80s for everybody. here's sal. good morning, traffic is going to be busy now if you're getting on to the morning commute. let's go out and take a look at some live pictures. you can see traffic here. it's moving along relatively well at the toll plaza for this time of the morning. this is normal commute. they turn the metering lights on. it's backed up to about the end of the parking lot. it could get busier as people may not have waited around to see what was happening. it could be more of a traffic issue today because people may have made other plans. we're looking at interstate 880 and that traffic looks okay. there are no major problems by the way on 580 or 880. westbound 205 at mountain house is an overturned garbage truck. san jose there's a serious crash. we're going to bring you a picture of that coming up in just a moment.
now let's go back to the desk. we are following breaking news this morning on the b.a.r.t. labor dispute, if you are just waking up and joining us, b.a.r.t. trains are running today, but still no deal has been reached. just about 30 minutes ago we were watching as the federal mediator walked out of the meeting and gave us an update saying both sides will continue negotiations later on this afternoon. no specific time was given. they are taking a break. b.a.r.t. workers had threatened to go on strike today if that contract deal was not reached by midnight. late last night both sides agreed to continue negotiating past that deadline. >> the bargaining has produced some constructive and productive progress, and i am authorized by the parties to say they are prepared to continue negotiations through the night. >> b.a.r.t. workers walked off the job for nearly five days in july. if there's another strike,
b.a.r.t. has already trained a dozen managers to work as train operators. many b.a.r.t. riders say they're tired of going to bed at night not knowing for sure how they'll get to work. janine de la vega is talking to commuters at the fremont b.a.r.t. station this morning. i can imagine a lot of frustrated commuters this morning janine. >> reporter: yes, the word i keep hearing is stress. this whole situation is stressing riders out. they want an agreement, and they want this to end. a lot of riders say it's hard to figure out when to go to sleep because they're staying up and watching the news to see if there will be a strike, and then they're setting their alarms early to see if trains will be running. b.a.r.t. workers some thanking them they haven't striked yet. others are upset and criticizing them. some commuters have told us it feels as if they're being held hostage by b.a.r.t. and the union. others say they're hopeful because the two sides are still talking. >> in a sense it is a good
thing. maybe they'll get it resolved soon enough, you know. hopefully they'll get it done because this is too much. this is crazy. >> too much suspense? >> yes. >> the whole thing is so upsetting. my opinion they should fire every single one of them and hire people who wants to work. they don't want to work that's it. i mean what is this. when they do all this they keep raising the fare. it costs me $12 a day just to go one way from here to 16th 16th street. it's not fair. >> so some strong opinions from riders. patience is running thin, but we just have no choice but to wait. reporting live from fremont janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 news. the trains are running. riders have been encouraged to have that plan b. alex savidge is at the ferry terminal in oakland keeping an eye on the traffic out there. alex. >> reporter: good morning and the first ferry of the morning just left from the oakland
terminal headed over to san fransisco. they were just a handful of people on board that ferry. we'll have to wait and see as we move throughout the morning if more of the ferries become more crowded throughout the day. obviously because of the uncertainty about the b.a.r.t. strike situation, a lot of people made those backup plans and made plans to take the ferry today in case there was a strike, and some people could stick with those plans even though the trains are still running. during the last b.a.r.t. strike back in july the ferry was certainly a popular option. commuters lined up early here at the oakland terminal and other terminals in vallejo and alameda. because a b.a.r.t. strike will not happened to, ferries will be operating on a normal schedule but if a strike does happen sometime in the near future, every available ferry would be put into service and thereby there would be direct service from alameda's main terminal and in addition those ferries would be running every 45 minutes which is more
frequent than normal. earlier this morning i talked with one regular b.a.r.t. rider who showed up to take the ferry into the city, and he decided to take the ferry because he went to bed thinking there would be a strike. >> i do whatever it takes to get to work by 6:30. and apparently i thought the 5:30 was the earliest but i guess i didn't find out until now it's no strike. >> and that man is similar to a lot of commuters. he was sort of frustrated, a bit annoyed with all of the uncertainty that exists and having to wake up in the morning and trying to figure out whether there will be a strike the next day and try and make those contingency plans. once he found out that the trains were running today he told me he was heading over to the nearest b.a.r.t. station to take the train into the city. live this morning in oakland, alex savidge ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you alex, and we did hear from some people who are lucky and get welcome to from home. if you need -- get to work from
home. go to our web site ktvu.com, you'll find information on buses, ferries, car pools right there on our front page page. a. c. tran itself transit workers have issued a strike notice. all buses could grind to a halt leaving 181,000 daily passengers stuck. members of a. t. u local 192 have rejected two offers from management. the latest offer includes raises but medical costs could rise as much as $280 a month. >> absolutely disaster. told disaster. i live in alameda. i'm a paraplegic. getting around from alameda to anywhere from then on is going to be difficult. >> we're well aware of their needs. we are understand that most of our passengers are transient dependent. >> a. c. transit could release a statement today.
they're hoping to hear back from management to avoid a strike. a. c. transit issued a 72 hour strike notice in july in talks that went down to the final minute. workers decided back then not to go on strike. happening now east bay -- katie utehs just arrived there on the scene to see what it's like out there. >> reporter: the water has burst through the roadway in a couple spots. you can see little geyser like spouts of water coming out. it's trickling along the side of the road. this is 7 hills road and the water is flowing downhill towards lake shaboe road. the call came in before 5 this morning that the water line had broken, so east bay mud is on the way. the sheriff's deputy who is blocking the street tells me east bay mud is expected within the next half hour or so, but it's unclear how long the water has been flowing. it was reported around 5 this morning. the concern here, it doesn't look like a lot of water on top
of the road. it can be washing away dirt from under the road which could create sink holes. the good news however is that no homes are flooded at this point. the water is flowing down the roadway and into a storm drain. when east bay mud arrived, it's likely they'll shut off the water main in order to repair it. it's unclear allow that might affect some people's morning routines. some folks may be waking up without water. for now live in castro valley katie utehs ktvu channel 2 news. coming up is big brother coming to fremont. more on the police department's plan to watch the public from above with surveillance cameras. >> one of the most traditional retailers is breaking its 155 year history to kick off the holiday shopping season. >> and good morning. we have an injury accident in san jose. san jose fire department just tweeted this photo of a crash at center road at story road, and here's a picture that they
tweeted. one person was taken to the hospital after the vehicle crash. we'll tell you more about this coming up. >> it's already 59 degrees at the half-moon bay area, 56 in san fransisco, which tells you temperatures will be warming up. we'll see how long this pattern lasts coming up shortly. when our little girl was born,
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happened to this car to get someone out of it and take them to the hospital. san jose fire department tweeted this photo, and it shows just the damage and apparently someone was seriously injured and taken away. this is at the corner of center and tully. just want to show you the location once again here. pretty busy interchange. right now they're clearing that crash. at 6:13 let's go back to the desk. also new this morning, several small earthquakes hit the berkeley area. the u.s. geological survey records it as a magnitude 3.2 at 1:07 this morning. that was centered between berkeley and orinda. several people called into our newsroom to report feeling the quake. people from daly city and pleasanton said they felt it as well. next came two small after shocks followed by two more, a 2.7 and a 2.6. no damage is reported. a major earthquake killed
93 people in the philippines. this is the after math in sabu. people had to run into open spaces and many people are now staying in the streets worried that it's unsafe to go inside. the earthquake happened during a national holiday in the philippines, did not cause a tsunami. it's being reported that national security agency has collected millions of contact lists from personal e-mail and instant messaging accounts around the world including those of americans. that's according to the washington post which says it learned about the effort from secret documents provided by former nsa contractor edward snowden. they intercept hundreds of thousands of e-mail address books every day from private accounts on yahoo, gmail, facebook and hot mail. it's part of the effort to find links to terrorism. now to our continuing coverage of the government shutdown. the senate says it's close to finalizing a deal that would
reopen the government and includes the country's borrowing limit. but there's a chance it won't pass before thursday's debt ceiling deadline. ktvu's kyla campbell is in our washington d. c. newsroom following all of this explaining what it means for you and your money. >> reporter: pam, the senate hopes to vote on this plan by tomorrow, and if the house does not get to it by thursday analysts believe that a deal on paper should be enough to keep the stock market from tumbling and your investments from suffering. a lot does need to happen in the next 48 hours. >> we've made tremendous progress. we are not there yet, but tremendous progress, and everyone just needs to be patient. >> the senate needs to finalize its deal today. the blueprint includes funding the government through mid- january and raising the debt ceiling into early february. that will buy more time to negotiate a long-term spending plan. both the house and senate sessions get underway in about 45 minutes, and the big question becomes today, will the house pass the senate plan.
will they even vote on it. i'm working on that story for you for 7:15. live in washington, kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 news. we've been telling you about workers at lawrence livermore national laboratory. they've been affected. they've been told to come in this morning, but to begin shutdown operations. a spokeswoman says a shut down would be measly complete by the end of the day tomorrow and by monday there would be safety and security personnel remaining at the facility. more than 6,000 people work at the lab. time now is 6:17. there's been another computer glitch that could give travelers on united airlines a real deal. a problem with the airlines online reservation system allowed fliers to buy tickets with frequent flier miles they didn't have. there are reports trips between new jersey and ireland could be reserved for just $50 which covers the taxes and fees. united honored tickets bought when a similar problem happened last month. it says it won't do that this time. >> how come i never log on when those are going on.
>> i was thinking the same thing. i want a $5 trip or $50 trip or something like that. 6:17 is the time. sal, how is traffic? we have all this uncertainty when we go to bed so. >> yeah, we do. people are waking up pam and brian not knowing what is going on with the b.a.r.t. trains and we've been saying it all morning. it bears repeating that b.a.r.t. trains are running this morning. we'll get to more of the roads that are affected by that. i also wanted to mention we've been talking about this injury crash in san jose at the corner of story and center road, which is a busy intersection here. this is an injury crash where the fire department had to deal with a solo vehicle crash that apparently ran into something. i want to show you a picture of what they tweeted out just a minute ago or just a few minutes ago as the remainder of this car after the crash, one person was taken to the hospital and we're trying to find out what their condition is. it seems pretty serious. at 6:18 let's go to live
pictures right now. we've been talking about how the trains are running. the roads are not all that bad, although some people may be driving because many went to bed without knowing what they were going to do. they may have arranged car pools. bay bridge is backed up for about a moderate delay. car pool lanes are doing well. thank you very much. pam and i are talking christmas shopping. but anyway. we have clear skies out there and temperatures by the coast, i think they're going to be just as warm as some inland. 77 in santa fe yesterday. we'll go 80 today. oakland downtown 79. today 81. livermore from 8081 and redocked city up 2. everyone's going -- redwood city up 2. everyone's going to be really close. today's high will be 78.6. i tend to believe him. i wouldn't be surprised if there was an 80 in the city. elevated fire danger because just a little component of a northeast. there's not a strong -- there's no warnings or anything like
that but we get a north, northeast breeze. things are very dry as you know. but let's hope wind speeds stay below 20, 25. half-moon bay airport is 59 right now. we're seeing 30s up to the north. there's a lot of weather east of us. the tropical moisture continues to stream over texas. a lot of that heading into the deep south and the ohio valley. 38 santa rosa, 38 napa. 55 half-moon bay, 56 san fransisco, oakland's 49. 42 walnut creek, 49 concord and upper 40s for livermore. low 50s around san jose. clear skies, everything looks good for sunshine. maybe a little breezy but this will be more towards the hill or some of the highest elevations and an offshore component means it's fabulous beach weather. 85 in santa cruz today. warmer into wednesday and i think we keep it there for a while. sunny for everybody today. cold lows inland, not so much on the coast and it will be warmer afternoon highs.
take your pick. i mean anyone pretty close, a couple degrees. upper 70s to low and mid-60s for some -- low and mid-80s for some, but this is a pattern where it's warmer, oakley or pleasanton, it will be very close here, not much of a difference coast bay and inland. 85 santa cruz, warmer than morgan hill and gilroy low 80s, saratoga, cupertino at 82. probably if that offshore breeze holds it will be warmer than that in half-moon bay. it's going to be sunny and warm, san bruno and brisbane will be near 80 degrees. slight warmup on wednesday and we hold it there. i don't think much happens here, just sunshine and temperatures very mild to warm for this time of year. thank you steve. we're talking about christmas shopping because macy's is adding one day to it holiday shopping season. this year macy's will open at 8:00 thanksgiving night and stay open through black friday. the retailer says people want to go shopping after they get together with their families but comments on twitter mostly
blasting the idea. dozens of tweets say macy's workers should be able to spend time with their families on thanksgiving. macy's says that it will be voluntary. people can sign up to work that day. toys"r"us, wal-mart, kmart open thanksgiving night last year. an online survey indicates nearly 1 in 5 potential buyers holding off on buying a new car until the government shutdown ends. 82% also say they had no idea that the shuttown is keeping the government from conducting safety recalls and processing consumer complaints about cars and trucks. >> interesting. >> it is. the golden state warriors are playing right now in china. we'll update you on the game against the lakers in progress. >> and scary moments for a mother in sacramento, what happened to her son when she went in to a day care center.
welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. time now is 6:25. a fire at a barn in south san jose is under investigation. the fire department tweeted this photo of the damage. it started at 10:45 last night onmont lay road. firefighters say terra terra amico furniture restoration owns the barn. it took two hours to put the
fire out. nearby power lines caused concern but no one was hurt. happening today, president obama will award the medal of honor to a former army captain who fought in afghanistan at the white house this afternoon. 34-year-old william swenson is credited with risking his life to help save fellow soldiers and recover bodies during a 7 hour gun battle in afghanistan in 2009. now swenson retired from the military in 2011. he lives in seattle. a family in sacramento is counting their blessings this morning after their car was stolen with their 5-year-old son inside. it happened around 5:00 last night when the child's mother went to a day care to pick up her younger child. she left her other son inside with the car running and doors unlocked. moments later a thief jumped inside and when she returned the car was gone. >> a guy got in the car named drew. >> it was a nightmare. i don't want to go through it again. i learned my lesson not to leave my car on. >> the car was found in the
next parking lot. the boy was able to escape without injury and the suspect was not found. the cupertino city council is scheduled to hold an initial vote today on plans for apple's new headquarters. those plans call for apple's new campus to be 80% open space surrounding a spaceship like building there in the center. apple says the circular designing will encourage collaboration. the campus will be home to 7,000 fruit, oak, and olive trees. a final vote on the project is expected next month. 6:27, b.a.r.t. trains are running today, but for how long. we're waiting to see. that's still up in the air. we're going to have a live report from the caltrans headquarters where negotiations are set to continue later. >> and those trains may be rolling this morning, but it seems that some commuters may be sticking with their backup plans, the plan b to try and get into the city. this morning we'll talk to one person who came down to take the ferry this morning unaware the strike had been called off.
welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. there's the opening bell live this morning. a little bit of a mixed picture. looks like a lower opening right off the bat. we have some good earnings coming in. we talked about johnson and johnson, coca-cola beat earnings estimates but of course there's the uncertainty over the government shutdown. there's some optimism that they could be close to reaching a deal. we'll keep an eye on the numbers and all the details surrounding that throughout the morning. >> time now is 6:30.
good morning thanks for joining us on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. i'm brian flores in for dave clark this morning. >> good morning i'm pam cook. time now is 6:30. want to check in with steve paulson. i'm going to hang on that i did hear him say beach weather. santa cruz really warm. >> 85. it will be sunny and warm for almost everybody. on the mild side already for many on the coast in san fransisco. inland temps there are some 30s to the north. everyone will end up with sunshine and high pressure aloft and a little component of an offshore breeze. that also spells clear skies and a sunny warmer day. 70s and 80s almost for everybody here. 38 in napa and santa rosa. 57 san fransisco, 55 half-moon bay, some 50s but a lot of upper 40s as well. a little chilly start. santa rosa starting off at that 38. we will go for a high today of 83. when you leave the house a little cold, when you head home it's going to be mild to warm. 24 up in tahoe. 41 ukiah.
sacramento's at 48. everything says sunshine top to bottom from crescent city to the san diego, and it will be warm for all as well. cold lows inland but warmer afternoon high temps and i think we'll see a lot of low 80s from oakland to inland areas, everyone around 78 to 83 degrees. here's sal. good morning. right now we're looking at traffic that is busy as it would be on a normal day. we are not seeing more than the usual traffic as we thought we would. certainly if there was a b.a.r.t. strike, this area would be filled in. in case you're just joining us, the trains are running. we have more about what's going on with that coming up, but i will tell you that the trains are running. there are no major problems by the way, on the san mateo or the dunbar dunbarton bridge. it's looking pretty good on 80 westbound as i mentioned it's not as busy as it would be if the training were not running. we're looking at walnut creek,
southbound 680 north of north main. no injuries reported there. 580 has been slow this morning coming off the altamonte pass. 6:32 let's go back to the desk. thank you. we're continuing to follow the breaking news on the b.a.r.t. labour dispute. if you are just waking up this morning, bart trains are running today even though no deal has been reached. we have live team coverage. tara moriarty is at the caltrans headquarters in oakland where we received an update about an hour ago. >> reporter: both sides have gone to bed after a marathon bargaining session last night. around 5:30 this morning they started trickling out and at 1:00 this afternoon they're going to be resuming talks. we did notice the union leader step out 45 minutes ago. she's usually talkative but there was no comment nor for us. she seemed cherry cheery after
being up all night. >> at the mediator's request we'll be taking a recess until early this afternoon. and that's all i'm going to have to say at this moment. negotiations are continuing and we will be back at it early this afternoon. >> at 10:00 last night, the unions presented their counter offer. that was in response to b.a.r.t.'s sunday offer that it said was its best and final. now we've heard from insiders that although the two parties are close to reaching an agreement, they are still locking heads on the key issue which is pay. at this stage, still no contract, but the good news is no strike for today. they're going to be sitting back down again at the table at 1:00 this afternoon. hopefully they can come to an agreement. otherwise we could be dealing with the same situation being on pins and needles come midnight tonight. live from oakland, i'm tara moriarty ktvu channel 2 news. there's no strike for now. we may see more commuters exploring alternate options. alex savidge is live at the oakland ferry terminal with
their story. i'm sure a lot of them are stressed out alex. >> reporter: they are certainly frustrated with the uncertainty of the situation. a lot of people probably made backup plans, made a plan to take the ferry today just in case there was a strike, and you have to imagine that some of those commuters may stick with those plans even though the trains are running this morning. the first ferry of the morning just left from the oakland terminal a half hour ago. a handful of people were on board as that boat headed off to san fransisco. we will have to see if the ferries become more crowded than usual as we move throughout the morning. during the last b.a.r.t. strike in july, the ferry was certainly a popular option with commuters who lined up early here at the oakland terminal and other terminals in the east bay. we know because of the fact that there will be no b.a.r.t. strike today, terries -- ferries are operating on a normal schedule. if a strike does happen in the near future you want to type in mind -- keep in mind more ferries would be put in service
and the ferries would also run more often, about every 45 minutes in that case. earlier this morning we talked with one regular b.a.r.t. rider who showed up early to catch the ferry and he thought b.a.r.t. was on strike. >> i went to sleep at 11 p.m. knowing that there was a strike because it was pretty much set by my supervisor that there's going to be a strike. and here i am, early for no reason. >> >> reporter: now wince that man showed -- once that man showed up at the ferry terminal and found out b.a.r.t. was not on strike, he told us he was going to head to the b.a.r.t. station and take the train into the city. he's one of many commuters that are growing frustrated with the uncertainty of the situation, having to wake up every morning and figure out if the trains will be running that day. live in oakland, alex savidge ktvu channel 2 news. ac transit workers have issued a 72-hour strike notice and could walk off the job thursday morning. all 700 buses in the ac transit
system could grind to a halt leaving 181,000 daily passengers stuck. members of their union rejected two offers from ac transit management. the latest offer includes just about a 3% raise over the next three years. the unions say the medical costs could also rise as much as $280 a month. >> absolutely disaster. total disaster. i live in alameda. i'm a paraplegic so getting around from alameda to anywhere from then on is going to be difficult. >> we're well aware of their needs. we understand that most of our passengers are transient dependent. >> ac transit could release a statement today. union leaders are hoping to hear back from management to avoid a strike. it issued a 72-hour strike notice in july and talks went down to the final minute. workers decided to not go on strike then. happening now, crews in castro valley are trying to figure out what caused a water
main to burst. ktvu channel 2 reporter katie utehs is live at the scene. we understand east bay mud has just arrived? >> reporter: they arrived about 20 minutes ago, but they're still working to shut off this water main. you can see behind me it's leaking down 7 hills road. it is causing some flooding in the roadway. now the good news it's not flooding any houses at this point. now the crews have created diversion dams with sandbags to try to keep the water away from people's lawn and draining into a storm drain down the road. it's flowing towards shabot lake road. the water has been leaking more than an hour. it was reported around 5:00, so that's when it was reported. it could have been flowing long before then, and the concern with water flows like this, it doesn't look like a lot from aboveground, but below the asphalt it could really be causing damage as it washes out some of the soil. one of the neighbors who lives in this area approached me and he said that he noticed some low water pressure this morning
as he turned on his coffee pot. it hasn't been a major inconvenience for people at this point, but east bay mud is working to shut off the water, and they tell me that some people will be affected with that water shutoff as they get up and start their morning routine. however, they're not sure how many homes will have their water shut off at this point. live in castro valley, katie utehs ktvu channel 2 news. the city of fremont may install surveillance cameras to curb crime. argus reports police are asking the city council to put up cameras in 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. vallejo and oakland have similar camera surveillance. no word on when the cameras would go up. a triple shooting in san fransisco, one of the victims just a boy apparently. what a witness reported seeing right after shots were fired.
>> commuters are waking up tired this morning. they are losing sleep trying to find out if and when there will be a b.a.r.t. strike. they're sounding off this morning. >> good morning right now we are looking at the freeways and there is some crowded conditions out there. we'll tell you more about the morning commute. >> skies are clear. it's cold for some, already very mild for others, but everybody's going to be in on sunshine and warmer temps today. how much warmer, we'll have those forecasted highs very soon.
welcome back. the breaking news we have been following, the b.a.r.t. labor dispute. b.a.r.t. trains are running but no deal has been reached. an hour ago the federal mediator gave us an update. came out of those negotiations that have been going on all night. they said they would continue negotiations at 1:00 this afternoon. now late last night both sides agreed to continue negotiating past that midnight deadline. many b.a.r.t. riders went to bed last night thinking there could be a strike today. they say they're tired of the day-to-day suspense. janine de la vega out talking with commuters at the fremont b.a.r.t. station this morning. how are they handling it janine. >> reporter: pam, as the commute has picked up we're hearing an earful from b.a.r.t.
riders. many of them think it's ridiculous that talks have gone on this long. they've woken up early, checked the news, checked twitter to see if there was a strike or not, and it's causing them a lot of stress. >> it's very stressful because we don't know up until midnight that they're going to run or not, so we have to stay awake and wake up early morning so we don't get enough sleep. that's horrible. >> b.a.r.t. workers we've spoken to this morning say they've within getting a lot of comments from riders, some thanking them they haven't had a strike yet, others are upset and are criticizing them. some commuters say it feels as if they're being held by b.a.r.t. and the unions and they are sounding off. >> very very stressful. this morning i wasn't even sure there'd be trains running, you know, so who can live like that, you know. and most of them make more money than the people that ride their trains and they're doing this, you know, it's so upsetting. >> it's just preposterous.
come on now. this should be taken care of a long timing a, you know. i don't know what to say. it's appalling. >> so some strong opinions you just heard from riders. you can hear that their patience is running thin, but, again, we have no choice but to wait and hear what comes from the talks. reporting live from fremont, janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 news. >> if you need to get somewhere go to our web site first, ktvu.com. you will find information on the buses, ferries and car pools right there on our home page. time now is 6:45. and we've learned one victim has died in a triple shooting in san fransisco. homicide detectives are investigating last night's shooting in the western addition. police say someone drove by or walked up to three young men and shot them around 7:30 on rose alley. one victim is said to be a teenager. a witness says she saw him collapse, and she was afraid to show her face. >> and he fell and the ambulance came and they just
cut his clothes off. his clothes were still laying there. >> some neighbors told us it is a dangerous neighborhood, but police say it had been changing for the better and called the shooting a surprise. no word on any suspects in the case. at about the same time as the shooting in san fransisco, two teenagers were shot in oakland. that happened at 7:20 last night on 61st avenue near east 16 16th. initial reports indicate the victims are a boy and a girl 14 or 15 years old. they are expected to survive their injuries. there are reports of a third victim, but that person has not been found. work continues today at levi stadium in santa clara following the death of a construction worker. work stopped yesterday morning after a bundle of rebar came loose and fell on a delivery truckdriver. cal osha investigation into the workers death could take several months, but the state agency has said the work site is safe to reopen. the medical examiner says the truckdriver killed in the construction accident in santa
clara 60-year-old edward irving lake junior. he died at the hospital. lake worked for gurdow which is a stadium subcontractor. neighbors say lake lived in vacaville and will be missed. happening now, the golden state warriors are finishing up a basketball game in china. the preseason game against the lakers tipped off at 4:30 a.m. time in beijing. it's now in its final seconds. the warriors are winning by 4. the two teams are set to play again tomorrow in shanghai. golden state has been conducting clinics for kids and greeting 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 said he and aides spent the afternoon calling b.a.r.t. management and labor leaders along with the governor's office in an effort to urge both sides to find common ground. mayor lee was scheduled to attend this morning's warrior's game in china before meeting with beijing officials.
6:47. time to check in with tori campbell for a look at what's coming up on mornings on 2. >> good morning pam and brian. coming up in minutes on mornings on 2, when is an emergency not an emergency. the way palo alto's fire department spread the word about a charity pancake breakfast has many residents fired up. >> and who gets in a college. the u.s. supreme court is scheduled to hear arguments today on that question. it's an affirmative action case that could have a big impact here in california. >> and a new top hire by apple. why the head of a luxury fashion house will soon be working a big job for the technology giant in cupertino. those stories and more new on mornings on 2 now back to you on the morning news. >> we'll see you in a few minutes. in the meantime, 6:48. let's go back to sal. is it getting busier on the roads today? >> it is getting busier. it's not quite as busy as if the trains were not running. let's go to highway 4. i want to show you that traffic is
busy coming in to the willow pass. there's nothing unusual but it's busy. bay bridge toll plaza is backed up for about a 15 minute delay. it hasn't filled in completely, and that's pretty good news if you're trying to get to san fransisco. also the morning commute looks good on 580 in dublin, but there's a lot of packup in the altamonte pass because of earlier issues. now at 6:48 let's go to steve. >> sal. >> yes, sir. i think some people will be heading to the beach today. do you think? >> nice weather. >> very nice. we're starting off clear skies. some cold readings to the north. maybe inland but by the coast it's not that bad. in san fransisco it's already 56. it won't take long to start warming up. i would not be surprised if temps near the coast are about the same as though around the bay and inland. all in the same ballpark. san rafael yesterday 77, 80 today. livermore bumping up 1 from 80 80 to 81. and redwood city from 78 up two
to 80 degrees. i would not be surprised if there's an 80 in san fransisco. it's already 56. a little higher fire danger the next couple of days. a slight component of a north, northeast. there's no warnings but anytime you get a north, northeast breeze and it's very dry that would includes the fire danger. let's hope the breeze stays down. everything is pushing well off to sea, any fog, a lot of activity in the northern plains and great lakes and across texas. remains of tropical storms have fallen apart and they're moving across texas and towards arkansas and the ohio and tennessee valley. 57 half-moon bay, 56 san fransisco, you have 38 napa and santa rosa. there's some 30s towards lake port. i know in lake county and into mendocino county. once everybody gets in on the sunshine it won't take long to wall up. we'll -- warm up. it looks like we'll continue this into wednesday. level it off, and going forward it looks quiet. sunny and warm after a cold morning for some, not too bad
for others. if you're already sitting in the mid-50s it won't take long to get into the 60s. very mild conditions, 70s, 80s, 84 in clear lake. 80 brentwood. livermore 81. alameda 77. low 80s all over san jose. santa clara valley, santa cruz at 85. capitola won't be far away. upper 70s to near 80 opt coast and on the peninsula as well. everything looks good here for sunshine and warm temps. connie tweeted me and said this is my kind of weather. so enjoy it connie. sunny and warmer thursday and friday. cool mornings, sunny warm days. >> we will enjoy it. >> 6:51 is the time. an investigation is underway at lax, what police discovered in restricted areas and the reason they say it put passengers at risk. >> and the san fransisco 49ers 49ers, criticizing their fans. the gamewhat had players and coach harbaugh so upset.
welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. a live look at the big board, dow jones down about 50, 51 points now. the nasdaq and s&p 500 also slipping a little bit today. despite the fact we've had good earnings reports come in, we are just beginning a pretty big earnings season, a lot of companies ending their fiscal year. it's offset by worries over the
budget and the shutdown. u.s. airways and american airlines have given up on their bid to find out why the federal government is blocking their merger. the two airlines wanted the justice department to explain why it approved four earlier airline mergers but opposed theirs. the airlines believe the government is holding them to a different standard for antitrust than it did the earlier deals but they also say they're confident they can still win approval to become partners. airlines squeezing in a few more seats into their planes. they are taking out the older heavier seats, moving in new slim line models that take up less space. that also means passengers are getting a little less leg room and a little less padding. the airlines say most passengers don't notice the difference. they say travelers notice when it means they pay less for their tickets. police in los angeles are investigating the second dry ice explosion at lax in two days. detectives say the latest blast happened shortly before 8:30 last night at the tom bradley international terminal.
officials say four dry ice bombs were found in restricted areas but only two went off. there are no reports of injuries or evacuations. police say on sunday someone planted a plastic bottle containing dry ice that exploded in an airport employee bathroom. no arrests have been made. new this morning, veterans groups are holding a rally at the world war ii memorial in washington d. c. calling for an end to the government shutdown. these are live pictures again from d. c. they want to publicize the impact the shutdown is having on many veterans and their families with concerns about delayed veterans benefits payments. 33 veterans groups are reportedly taking part in the rally this morning. benicia police are investigating a rash of recent commercial vehicle thefts. three happened yesterday morning alone. this truck belonging to all american elevator was among those stolen. it was found a few hours later abandoned in vallejo. the owner says it had been stripped of $30,000 worth of tools and equipment. police are encouraging truck
owners to install antitheft devices in hopes of reducing the amount of incidents. happening today, the city of oakland will continue its fight to keep the pro sports teams from leaving. the city council set to discuss aproned coliseum -- proposed coliseum city that calls for building a new stadium for the raiders, the a's and the warriors. city officials are hopeful because some investment firms are reportedly interested. the san fransisco 49ers say they're disappointed in their fans after a poorly timed wave during sunday's game. it happened as arizona cardinals defensive end campbell was carried off the field on a stretcher after sustaining a neck injury. several players motioned the crowd to stop. fans finally became quiet but many are now calling the move bad taste. >> coming up on mornings on 2, b.a.r.t. and its unions pull an all nighter but still not enough to get a deal done. what's next in the ongoing transit drama coming up in a live report. >> and a new plea from the family of a patient found dead
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at the mediator's request, we'll be taking a recess until early this afternoon. >> still no deal between b.a.r.t. and the unions after all-night negotiations wrapped up early this morning. what unfolded overnight -- coming up in a live report. >> reporter: the trains may be rolling this morning but it seems as though a lot of regular b.a.r.t. riders may be sticking with the alternate commute options. why people taking the ferry say they feel frustrated. why a.c. transit has picked this week for their very own strike. good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." you are looking at live pictures outside of the caltrans building in oakland, where negotiations over the b.a.r.t. labor deal went all night long