tv Mornings on 2 FOX November 7, 2013 7:00am-9:01am PST
you about a protest underway. asking tough questions about a deadly b.a.r.t. accident. the focus of a hearing set to get underway in just two hours. new developments in the deadly menlo park crash. the person police are searching for right now that may provide crucial information about the death of a husband and wife hit as they were out walking their dog. and camping out for a major college football showdown. what has fans so excited in palo alto and the major traffic impact it will create for your evening commute. "mornings on 2" starts right now. and you are looking live right now at san francisco, a public offering for twit ter i just announced -- twitter just
announced. good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm tori campbell. >> good morning. i'm dave clark. let's check weather and traffic. steve's right over there. >> thank you. we do have some high clouds over us. it looks like they are beginning to fill out. a few 40s but nothing compared to a couple of mornings ago. we had a lot of 30s. some locations, san francisco still in the upper 50s. it won't take much although the higher clouds, a little puff of a westerly breeze will bring the temperatures down. sun and clouds here. cool, mild, warm. mostly sunny. higher clouds will ease out. you can see we're almost on the back side of a few of these. high clouds, mostly sunny. very calm conditions. maybe a hint of a north breeze. more of a werl later on -- westerly later on. here's sal. good morning. we're looking at a tough commute on this thursday. traffic is going to be busy all over the place. we'll start off with the bay bridge toll plaza. live picture of the traffic here cueing up. it's backed up for about a 25,
30-minute delay before you make it into san francisco. lower peninsula looks good now but, of course, that will change this evening. you should plan ahead. 101 and 280 looking good. big game, stanford and orie -- i'm sorry, oregon at stanford. 6:00. a lot of people going to the same. it's sold out. attracting a lot of attention. if you live on the peninsula or if you live in san francisco, if you are going to the game, take the train. the train stops a few blocks away from the stadium. we have an update on the pedestrian killed early this morning on interstate 580 near high street. it happened just before 4:-- just before 5:00. ktvu's brian flores arrived on the scene shortly thereafter. a female pedestrian was hit and killed. she was walking in the lanes according to chp officers. pickup truck hit that person and killed them. investigation is going on but the lanes have been reopened
and traffic is recovering. it had been backed up for a good long way. the coroner did arrive on the scene and took the person back to the coroner's bureau. back to the desk. [opening bell] and just about 35 minutes ago, the opening bell rang on wall street. that marks the start of the big day for a world-famous company in san francisco. twitter is holding its initial public offering this morning on the new york stock exchange. twitter set the initial stock price at $26. the symbol, twtr. the opening bell rang at 6:30 our time. but it usually takes an hour for newly-listed stocks to start trading. it's not moved beyond the initial mark. let's take a look at wall street. the dow is up 27. the nasdaq, though, is down 13 and the s&p flat.
happening now, ktvu's katie utehs is live at twitter headquarters in san francisco where there's plenty of of excitement along with an early- morning -- plenty of excitement along with an early-morning protest. >> reporter: let me step out of the way. the protesters are upset, as you can see, about the coffin about san francisco's lack of affordable housing. they are concerned that the city caters to tech companies like twitter. just a few of their issues. it's no mistaking. twitter's ipo could make some people millionaires today, even billionaires. [opening bell] >> reporter: the new york stock
exchange opened at 6:30 and, again, as we mentioned, trading takes a little while to get moving. some 70 million shares are offered at $26 each today. and with some 230 million users, people who use facebook, there's a huge potential for advertising dollars but this still has not articulated into a profit at this point for twitter. so investors may wait to jump in because of the unconventional business model that is twitter. so the initial public offering having some people very excited. some people in san francisco also upset about what it means, that money, very influential here in the city. coming up in our next live report, we'll be talking with people about whether or not they think they will jump on board and invest in twitter. live in san francisco, katie utehs, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, katie. here a look at some of the other recent social media ipos. facebook opened at $38 in may of last year.
however, shares immediately fell before eventually recovering. facebook's price this morning right now, checking it out, it's down slightly at $48.75. linked-in opened at $45 in may 2011. its price has skyrocketed and this morning it opened about 220. right now it's down slightly at 216.86. the drunk driving suspect accused of killing a menlo park couple last month is due in court. marjorie reitzell is expected to enter a plea when she goes before a young in redwood city. she faces several felony charges, including vehicular manslaughter for the deaths of kamal and barbir singh. witness are looking for a specific witness to the crash. investigators say a man driving a white ford explorer may have witnessed the entire tragedy. they are urging him to come
forward. kamal and barbir singh were hit and killed as they walked their dog the evening of october 24th. continuing coverage on a child abduction case we told you about yesterday morning starting at 4:30. the sunnyvale mother of a 2- week-old baby boy awaits her son's return after the boy's father allegedly took him to mexico. patricia romero learned last night her baby, henry, was found safe. the boy was allegedly abducted by his father, 22-year-old mesut guler. patricia romero says through an interpreter that waiting for word for 24 hours was very difficult. >> translator: i was really afraid that i wouldn't be able to find him again or see him again. i was really scared. >> guler crossed into mexico through arizona, despite an amber alert. he was caught at a second checkpoint after mexican authorities learned he was
wanted. a border patrol agent in arizona tells ktvu they should have been aware of the alert even though it came from california. 7:08. happening today -- a public hearing will be held today about b.a.r.t. workplace safety after two workers were killed last month in a deadly accident. ktvu's brian flores, joining us live now from san francisco. that hearing, brian, will start in a couple of hours. >> reporter: yeah, that's right, dave. good morning to you. and still, on the minds of many people is the death of those two b.a.r.t. workers killed as they were working on the tracks in walnut creek weeks ago. what's gonna be happening today. b.a.r.t. management will be testifying about their safety protocols in a meeting this morning scheduled to take place at 10:00 here in san francisco. now, assemblyman phil ting called for the meeting months before the accident that killed the two workers. today's meeting will be a meeting of the committee on labor and employment. they are expected to have tough questions about the deadly
b.a.r.t. crash and safety practices. the two men were inspecting the tracks last month when they were hit and killed by a train being operated by a manager in trainingth b.a.r.t. will outline the training program at the meeting. we got copies of the statements that the safety officer and general manager of operations are expected to read during this testimony this morning. main issue, the explain aches of the approval that we've learned during the accident and the risks for b.a.r.t. workers. this is a procedure that allows workers to enter restricted areas along tracks with the understanding that they are not provided any protection or given advanced warning that a b.a.r.t. train is approaching. b.a.r.t. management is expected to talk about the history of state protocols. we're live here in san francisco, brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. >> all right. 7:10. the project to fix those bad bolts on the new bay bridge, it's a month behind schedule.
the custom steel saddles to give a permanent fix, they won't be ready until january 8th because of construction delays. the original target date was september 10th. the giant steel bolt snapped earlier this year almost die laying the labor day opening of the eastern span. crews came up with a temporary fix which allowed the bay bridge to open on time. police in piedmont may soon have a new tool to catch criminals. new license plate readers may be up and running by the end of the week. 39 cameras are expected to be installed at 15 locations in piedmont. it will cost about $678,000. the installation process started in september. 7:11. an eagle scout from san jose is being recognized for helping to improve safety at mineta san jose airport. levine is a member of boy scout 339 and a junior. the traps are used to catch and
relocate red tail hawks that are attracted to the airport. later today, he will be at the airport to demonstrate how the traps work. >> very interesting. >> yes. 7:11. is there a firebug on the loose? we're live this morning in castro valley where a string of suspicious fires have investigators busy and some residents very nervous. will he come back? we're getting new insight into the minds of a former stanford football star jonathan martin. good morning. right now traffic is going to be busy if you are driving on parts of the bay area. but on the golden gate bridge. we're watching it. it looks good. a lot of high clouds. beautiful sunrise, also holding up the lows. they are a lot warmer than we've seen. what about the high temperatures will they stay warm or cool down a little bit? made a best friend forever. the back seat of my subaru
time is now 7:14. we have new information about former stanford football star jonathan martin who walked away from the miami dolphins because of alleged bullying. now, early in his pro career, martin talked about quitting football. that's when two people familiar with the situation sold the associated press. one of them said he considered quitting because of how he said other linemen were treating him. but that he does want to continue his football career. martin left the dolphins last week to undergo counseling for emotional issues. dolphins' guard richie incognito is accused of bullying martin. richie has been suspended. new jersey's largest shopping mall is back open this morning just days after a terrifying shooting there. >> 911? >> somebody is shooting. >> okay. garden state mall, it looks like someone is in the mall shooting. >> police have released the 911
tapes that captured the horror of the workers and shoppers inside the garden state plaza mall. courtney was among one of the shoppers stuck inside and said she was more worried about the police officers than the gunman. >> i'm scared and i want to get out of the mall. the cops -- i can see the cops from the door. is there any way one of them can come in and get me? >> i was worried about getting shot. >> you walk out there -- >> yeah. i didn't want them to think, like, you know, there's -- there's nothing but glass. it's tark. i don't know -- it's dark. i don't know if they thought i was the shooter. >> the gunman fired several shots before taking his own life. no one else is hurt. investigators are still trying to determine the motive. the u.s. senate expected to approve legislation today that would outlaw employment discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender americans. there was a test vote on monday. seven republican senators joined democrats to move
legislation forward. there will be another procedural vote this morning and then a final vote could come this afternoon. however, that bill may go nowhere in the republican- controlled house. that's where speaker john boehner opposes it. some say the plans for a new golden state warriors arena on the waterfront are in jeopardy after voters rejected plans for a new luxury condo complex up the road. plans to build the eight washington condo development on san francisco's waterfront were defeated on tuesday. the warriors want to build their arena on piers 30 and 32. some community activists are concerned because they heard the warriors want to raise height limits for the area. >> we'll see if they can craft a different plan or at least make it a benefit enough that it will be worth making changes. >> community activists say developers will have to work with people who live near the piers to create something voters want.
efsays voter-led -- he says voter-led initiative can determine whether a project moves forward or not. steph curry was hurt again but says his latest injuries are not serious. he left the game against the minnesota timberwolves. he hurt his left ankle. earlier in the game, he bumped his right knee. you don't want to see that. he's had surgery on his right ankle twice. despite being out of the game, the warriors still won. they won it, 106-93. curry says he wanted to come back in but after seeing his teammates play so well without him, he said he would sit out the rest and rest up for the game against the san antonio spurs. >> and the warriors are doing well. >> they are. >> playing well. 7:18. let's check in with sal. how are things going in the south bay, sal? >> they are going okay. >> okay. >> dave, two words, clay thompson. >> he's hot. >> yes. tori, the south bay, okay
now. we've all been talking about it. it's looking good. let's go to the south bay map. this evening, there is a big game, oregon comes to stanford and play a nationally televised college game. number two and number five are playing each other. a lot of people are going to the game and a lot of people will be in the atmosphere of the stadium. they will be down in palo alto. i talked to a few people on twitter and on facebook saying they are going down there anyway to be part of the excitement. that means more people on the roads this evening for that area of the bay. plan ahead, bring your patience. if you are trying to get home, it will be a rough one in the peninsula. on the peninsula. let's take a look at the commute. westbound bay bridge. that traffic is backed up for a 25, 30-minute delay. that's not unusual getting into the city at this hour. if you are driving on 24 westbound, this is a live picture of the traffic in la fayette. it's also busy as you drive to the b.a.r.t. station. it slows near or -- near orinda
near the tunnel. sal, thompson, 30. >> ridiculous. >> they good team. a lot of clouds. sunshine. overnight lows. the clouds will thin out, the higher clouds. there is a back edge to it. high clouds today and then partly sunny, mostly sunny later on. high-pressure system, though, just kind of relaxing. it will relax as the system moves into the north. that will give us minor cooling. probably not that much inland. it will be coast and bay. oakland starting off very mild. 56, 62 at noon. 67. there's not the component of the easterly breeze. the strongest storm of the year tropical system is now a typhoon. same as a hurricane, category 5. 170-mile-an-hour winds. gusts to 210. it's a huge system bearing down on the philippines. storm surge is expected to be 16 feet.
this will eventually go over the philippines and head towards vietnam. it's the biggest one of the year, especially a tropical system bigger than katrina and everything now. it continues to get stronger. some rain in the pacific northwest. therein lies the source of the west. it's dragging across high clouds. 57 san francisco. 57 also at sfo. 30 in tahoe. 50 ukiah. that's much warmer especially up in lake county as well. the higher clouds are holding up the lows. kind of a mostly cloudy morning. then we'll see a mostly sunny afternoon. calm conditions, a little cooler. coast and bay. i don't see a puff of a westerly breeze. if anything, it's still kind of easterly or northerly. highs will be in the 60s or 70s. the higher clouds may take the edge off. you are seeing more 60s by the bay than the 70s we had in the last couple of days. gilroy, 75. 73 san jose. i think santa clara valley
warms up a little bit. 60s on the coast in the city south san francisco upper 60s, very low 70s on the peninsula. a little cooler into friday. i think breezy with a south wind and warmer on sunday. increasing clouds on monday. 7:21. i don't know if you saw this. a blast of fiery lights shot across the california night sky. take a look at the middle of your screen. what experts are saying about this fireball caught on camera. a california high school in the hot seat over this controversial mascot. how the school's alumni are using this as a defense.
community leaders in sonoma county are organizing several fund-raisers for a kindergarten student seriously injured in a horrible head-on crash. it happened last week on highway 121. the 5-year-old suffered severe injuries to her neck and spine in a suspected drunk driving crash. she's being treated at oakland's children's hospital. several fund-raisers are being held in the petaluma area this weekend to help pay the child's hospital bills. a southern california high school is being pressured to get rid of its controversial mascot. now, for the past 82 years, coachella valley high school's mascot has been called the arab. the american arab antidiscrimination committee wrote a letter asking the school to drop the name. they say it enforces negative stereotypes. well, the school's alumni association disagrees. they say the mascot pays homage to the area's date farming history. >> it wasn't to discriminate.
it was to say hey, thank you, middle east, iraq, algeria. all of those areas that donated -- or didn't donate. we bought it from them, and now the date industry. >> [inaudible] >> school district officials plan to talk about this issue at their november 21st meeting. two bay area cities are on the new top ten list for pedestrians. san francisco was named the second most walkable city in the country by the seattle- based company walk score. and oakland was ranked 9th. new york city, number one. figuring out how easy it is for people to walk to their jobs, stores, restaurants. coming up -- bridge toll
cheats. the new numbers we've obtained to show how many people are crossing bay area bridges for free. >> reporter: a number of small grass fires have popped up in one neighborhood in particular. we'll tell you why investigators believe it could be an arsonist responsible. bay area bridges are a little bit crowded over peninsula. it looks good on the san mateo bridge. mostly sunny, partly cloudy skies. a lot of high clouds over us. they will keep temperatures down a little for some. what about the weekend? will we see warmer or cooler weather?
good morning. live pictures here from the campus of stanford university. you can see preparations already underway for tonight's huge football showdown between oregon and the cardinal. espn also set up a live broadcast in about 90 minutes. we'll have a live report about the impact this game will have with the traffic. it will be pretty nasty. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm tori campbell. >> i'm dave clark. let's check weather and traffic. >> we have mostly clear skies for some. partly cloudy for others. kind of a little thin band moving through. a lot of high clouds held up the temperatures for the morning. there were some cold readings.
high clouds today. high pressure will get backed off a little bit. there is a system moving in to the pacific northwest. 40s and 50s. 57 san francisco. oakland, 55. even napa, 50. san rafael. 52. san jose, 50. 57. it will not be as warm. but it will be on the mild side. 65. beautiful sunrise due to the higher clouds coming in. so high clouds, partly sunny, partly cloudy to mostly sunny. calm conditions. hardly any breeze whatsoever. highs 70s inland. more 60s coast and bay. we're looking at traffic and it is certainly busier than it has been in the last few minutes. let's take a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. you will see a backup there of about 15, 20 minutes. maybe 25 minutes. it has not become all that bad. some days it's worse than others. san mateo bridge looks pretty good over to the peninsula. when you get to 101, it's busy in san mateo and belmont.
look at the south bay. as i move the map around, you can see that the slowest traffic is here on 85 coming up through. it's very slow and 280 backed up from 101. both commutes pretty severe getting into the valley. just a reminder, we'll tell you, tonight, a big football game at stanford, oregon comes to visit. a lot of people are going to the game. at low of people are -- a lot of people are going to be there. it will be a big traffic jam on the lower peninsula. back to the desk. several suspicious fires lately in one castro valley neighborhood has investigators thinking this may be arson. ktvu's tara moriarty joining us live to tell us, tara, why neighbors are so nervous. >> reporter: well, the fires that have been happening over the past year have been happening in a grove of trees, in a huge canyon. this is off procket ter road. it's a vast area. it would be easy for someone to access without someone noticing
them. these fires have been cropping up more frequently over the past month. a dozen fires have been off the 17000 block of almaden road. last night, around 6:00, a fire broke out on walnut creek and almond roads. half-hour later, another sprang up. neighbors have been told to be on the lookout. >> they back up to proctor road which has deep lots. we believe whoever is doing is coming from the proctor roadside into the backyards. >> reporter: and we have noticed quite a few beer cans, bottles of alcohol and cigarette butts scattered throughout the area here. investigators believe this could be the work perhaps of an arsonist or arsonist. we spoke to one neighbor who said interestingly enough, a developer has been talking about buying this canyon and building 19 homes here. that's something that neighbors aren't very excited about.
live from castro valley, i'm tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. 7:33. new developments about the failed search for a missing patient at san francisco general hospital who was later found dead in a stairwell. 57-year-old lynn spaulding disappeared september 21st. 17 days later, her body was found in a hospital stairwell. san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi released details of a preliminary investigation including faulty information that he says deputies were given by hospital staff the day spaulding disappeared. >> twice during that conversation the deputy was told that the missing woman was african-american and wearing a hospital gown. >> sheriff mirkarimi also said when a full search of the hospital was ordered, his deputies only searched half of the stairwells. now, san francisco general hospital released a statement about the immediate steps it will take. they include an independent review of security and the facilities recommendations are
expected between 30 and 90 days. also, refresher training, now being provided to sheriff's deputies assigned to the hospital. administrators say they are exploring whether to expand private security contracts to help fill in the gaps. california's department of social services is now monitoring an assisted living facility in modesto 24 hours a day. it's owned by the same people who owned valley springs in castro -- castro valley. last month, the state shut down the facility. most of the staff walked out abandoning patients. a healthcare expert hired by the state will run the facility until the nursing home is sold to a new owner. the impact of twitter on wall street. an hour ago, we carried live the o'ing bell as twitter
officially -- opening bell as twitter went public. pam cook is in the newsroom with a look at the stock and why the new action may not be happening until now. >> good morning. the bell began with hash tag ring in honor of twitter. it can take about an hour or so after the opening bell for the stock to start trading for the first time. we're still waiting for the moment, maybe another half-hour or 45 minutes or so is the latest indication when twitter will start trading. basically, what's happening right now, a person called a marketmaker is traking in all of the -- taking in all of the twitter orders. they will determine the fair price. i heard him yell out the last price, $46 a share. it will trade on the new york stock exchange. that was the opening bell. the ticker, tt -- twtr. economists predicting huge trading. the price could fall back down,
even as early as today. could take a couple of months. the company will have the challenge of a public company to not only keep consumers happy but also shareholders. >> they have facebook as a negative example as the steps not to follow. that is, make sure you are listening to your investors. demonstrate that you care about the stock price. >> there was a lot of concern that twitter would spark some technical glitches like we saw when facebook went public but the new york stock exchange did a test-run and says it is ready to handle all of the excessive volume. you see all of the twitter birds around. a lot of crowd around the new york stock exchange, that area where the marketmaker is there determining the price. the question everyone wants answered, should you buy it? most analysts are recommending at this point, if you are not already in an institutional fund of buying it, hold off as an individual investors wait a few months for the initial
excitement to wear off and maybe some settling as well. a couple of men behind twitter, jack dorsey, evan williams. williams has the largest stake in the company. it could be worth about $2 billion by the end of the day, at least on paper. we'll continue to watch the stock. twitter has amassed about 230 million users since inception. new earsers are still going up -- users are still going up. we're watching for the stock to start trading. it could happen in the next half-hour or so. we'll let you know when that happens. pam cook, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. you may have been surprised by some of the people at twitter's opening bell. as you can see here, on the far right, patrick stewart and the little girl, vivian. she's the marin county girl who gained worldwide recognition
for setting up a lemonade stand with the proceeds going towards fighting slavery. 7:38. the chp investigating last night's crash in oakland that killed a woman and injured her twin sister and a 3-year-old child. it happened at 7:30 on eastbound 5le 0 near the keller avenue exit. the car veered off the freeway, smashed into a tree killing the driver. the chp says the 3-year-old child was in the back seat and was not seriously hurt. the child's mother is expected to survive. the investigation continues. also investigators say a fire last night that injured a san jose firefighter appears to be suspicious. it happened around 9:00 at a vacant home on south almaden avenue near west virginia street. a firefighter suffered minor burns after being engulfed in flames in an explosion in the basement. investigators say this fire may have been started by squatters. a 16-year-old boy from oakland could be charged today
with setting a young man on fire on an a.c. transit bus. the oakland high school student was arrested tuesday at school. he's suspected of burning 18- year-old luke fleishman monday night while he was sleeping on the bus. now, fleishman also goes by the name sasha and was wearing a skirt at the time. investigators are looking into whether or not it was a hate crime. fleishman is a senior at maybeck high school in berkeley. an online fund-raiser has raised more than $21,000 for his medical bills. 7:40. in a story you will see only on 2, ktvu news has documents showing how many people cheat and go across bay area bridges without paying tolls. this shows a big spike in toll cheats at the golden gate bridge. in 2011, there were 80,000 no- license plate violations. in 2012, that jumped to 108,000. this year, it is more than double, to 224,000 and that's
just up and through october. in march, the golden gate bridge switched from having the tollbooth workers to all electronic tolls. the toll cheats are using cardboard dealer placards which you can't trace. >> prior to this, they were stopping and paying. now there's a larger number of people crossing without paying. >> now, $1.2 million of toll money went uncollected at the golden gate bridge. for the seven other bay area bridges, it's about $6.1 million a year. transit officials say violaters who are caught, they pay a fee. that somehow offsets things. california lawmakers want to hear from b.a.r.t. managers about the death of two b.a.r.t. workers. the tough questions they could be asked at a hearing in just a few hours. >> reporter: excitement is building on stanford university's campus for the big game tonight against oregon. we'll tell you why it is a big deal and how it may affect you even if you are not a sports
fan. right now, traffic is moving along pretty well in some areas. but slow in contra costa county on highway 4 from prurg pittsburg all the way to concord. temperatures look like they will be coming down for a few. but what about for the weekend and next week? we'll take a look at a super typhoon bearing down on the philippines.
and the nasdaq is down 45. the s&p is down 9. it is 7:44. square, the mobile payment company, may also be going public soon "the journal" reports square is in discussions with goldman sachs and morgan stanley for its own initial public offering. the paper reports that could come sometime next year. square was founded by jack dorsey who is also a ceo. dorsey, by the way, cofounded twitter. more bad news for tesla. another model-s electric car has caught on fire. this is a picture of it posted on twitter. it happened yesterday just outside nashville. the company says it was caused by a crash and was not spontaneous. this is the third model s-fire in six weeks. we're keying an eye on tesla's stock this morning. tesla's took right now is -- stock right now is down almost
7%, trading at $140.90. nearly two-thirds of the new child booster seats earned a top rating from the insurance industry. 19 of the 31 car seat booster models were named best by the insurance institute for highway safety. that means they correctly position a 4-year-old to 8-year- old child to use the regular shoulder and lap belt in most cases. seats with high backs and those without backs performed well. you can see the rankings on our website at ktvu.com. click on the webb links section -- web links section. happening today -- the biggest west coast college football game this year will be played today at stanford stadium. stanford and oregon, that game will cost traffic tieups and also a lot of excitement. janine de la vega joining us live. she's at the stadium now to tell us what's it like around the campus. >> reporter: we're here in white plaza where a noon rally
will be held. it's also where espn has constructed a set for their live broadcast later this morning. they have the helmets down there. now, this is some video from earlier this morning where we found two stanford cardinal fans who camped overnight to get a good spot. a huge crowd is expected for tonight's game against oregon. more than 51,000 fans are back the stadium. both teams are ranked in the top five for the stands which determines who goes to the national championship game. oregon is number three. stanford is ranked number five. a lot is riding on the game. >> oregon -- we travel pretty well as fans. i come all the way from boston to get here. there will be a lot of us. not saying anything too bad about stanford fans but they are not the most die-hard. >> i think it's a great
transformation from when i was a student and they worked just as hard but didn't achieve as many goals. i'm happy that they are doing really well. i'm excited about it. >> reporter: the huge fan turnout is expected to cause traffic congestioned -- congested. palo alto police are asking people who aren't going to the game to avoid the area of embarcadero road and el camino real starting at 2:30 this morning. now, tonight's game sold out in august. standing-room tickets costing $9 to to $110, those are gone. you can see a few fans out here with their signs. they are waiting and ready. there's one gentleman out here who is a ducks' fan. you can see, you know, they are being friendly towards one another. reporting live from stanford, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. stanford will honor john elway at tonight's game. the former stanford star's
number 7 jersey, it will be retired during halftime. john elway graduated from stanford 30 years ago. he was inducted into the college football hall of fame in the pro football hall of fame in 2004. like something out of a horror movie, a fireball flew across parts of the calf. this is youtube video from southern california. scientists say they think it was a meteor and it probably came from long-lasting meteor streams which can be extreme little bright. the buyer fall was seen in central and southern california. more details now about meteor strikes -- scientists say the risk is higher than previously thought. that's based on studies of the meteor that exploded over russia in february. it bursts with the force of 40 adam bombs shattering thousands of windows and injuring more than 1600 people. scientists say they previously thought a meteor like that
would only reach earth every 150 years or so but now they say the risk is more likely to be every 30 years. >> that's still hard to imagine. >> amazing video. >> yeah. 7:49. let's check in with sal. you are watching the roads and the bridges. >> that's right. highway 4, too, dave. highway 4 is going to be slow. we talked about this. a new slowdown pattern has developed about 8:00. it's slowing from pittsburg to baypoint. earlier in the morning, a lot of people are still in antioch. if you are driving locally in antioch, you notice the traffic has become better when you get to concord, 680 is slow to walnut creek. going to the bay bridge. a lot of people are and this is still a 25-minute delay. about 25 minutes' average before you actually make it on the brink and then another ten minutes or so crossing that span before you get into san francisco. south bay commute has been heavy and slow, especially on
280. it's backed up from 101 all the way into cupertino. 101 is slow in mountain view and, of course, we'll tell you a lot just so you are not surprised this evening. oregon at stanford. 6:00. even if you are not a football fan, attracting a lot of attention. there will be a lot of people on the road and also a lot of people on caltrain. a lot more of your friends wearing their team gear on caltrain. let's go to steve. thank you, sir. a lot of high clouds. kind of a mild morning to cool. not as cold as we've seen. higher clouds will be with us in the morning and they will thin out. we're almost on the back edge. they will drag across. you get a mix of sun and clouds. it will be cooler today. there's the system moving into the pacific northwest which will knock down the ridge of high pressure. sun, clouds, partly sunny, partly cloudy. mostly sunny. cooler coast and bay. san francisco oakland coming down. but i think inland temperatures stay in the 70s. we're starting off at 55. we'll go 67 for a high in downtown oakland after
yesterday's mid-70s. i know this is a huge twitter day. but twitter is going bonkers on this typhoon which is about to hit the philippines. it's a -- it would be a category 5 hurricane. it is 175 miles an hour with gusts to 210, amazingly strong. the coninvestigated bands are almost symmetrical. it's crazy strong. it will move in and head towards vietnam. the storm surge may be 16 feet. it's not one for the all-time record books but it's getting close. we have a lot of rain up in the pacific northwest. we're getting some higher clouds dragging across us. you can see, that's about it. i'm nervous about next week to be honest with you, folks. 40s and 50s. some areas in the mid-50s. san francisco, 57. 50 cue ooh ukiah -- ukiah. we'll start too warm up.
i'll still say mostly sunny. calm conditions, not much off of an -- not much of an easterly breeze. cooler coast and bay. temperatures continue to run very mild to warm for this time of year. that's for sure. not as warm in santa cruz after yesterday's 80 degrees. skies will clear and it will be mostly clear tonight. sun, clouds on friday. cooler. not much change on saturday. i think we get increasing clouds on sunday. we want to give you an update. twitter started to trade on the new york stock exchange. its trading at 46.81. that's up -- it's trading at 46.81. that's up from the initial stock price it was set at. a lot of high vol loom. a lot of interest -- volume. a lot of interest.
we'll continue to follow this and we'll have a live update coming up at the top of the hour. more cars are being stolen in the east bay. coming up in a half-hour, we'll go out looking for the cars and share some insight from law enforcement who is trying to curb the trend. >> i mean, we've got real problems here. he's whining about this is a concerned. >> and why three san jose police officers are being investigated for comments they made on facebook.
three san jose police officers are being investigated for comments they made on facebook. >> the san jose police department confirms an internal investigation has been launched into comments three police officers made about san jose city councilman, johnny. the officers criticized his decision not to the attend a memorial for a fallen police officer. one of the facebook postings
used profanity. a police union says the investigation raises privacy concerns. >> do you want to go to a place where fore30 years you don't have -- where for 30 years you don't have the right to say anything on duty or off duty? >> johnny said he was not notified about the memorial. the blue and white thumbs up logo for facebook, it's on the sign outside company headquarters, but now facebook will get rid of the thumbs up for users to show they "like" something. soon facebook will replace it with the company signature app. expect that in the next couple of weeks. a bay area college student said she was assaulted on campus. what she told police about the person who attacked her and how it could help the investigation. >> reporter: twitter's initial public offering, doing well. we've been live here in san francisco at the downtown headquarters. all morning, i will tell you why one group of housing
advocates is less than excited about the overnight millionaires. good morning. right now, we are looking at traffic that's getting busier as you head over to the peninsula on bay area bridges. well, a lot of high clouds over us. it will be a warm day inland. cooler by the coast. what about going into the weekend and any rain next week?
welcome back. good morning to you. this is "mornings on 2." live pictures from san francisco. we're right outside the headquarters of twitter. the company's stock just started trading about ten minutes ago. the opening price was $26 right now it's around $48. employees and investors are excited. however, there's one group not so excited. there was a protest that happened right at this intersection about an hour ago. we'll tell you all about that as well. it's thursday morning. november 7th. i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm tori campbell. steve, getting colder? well -- maybe as we head towards the weekend there. today will be cooler by the coast and play -- coast and the bay. i think the high clouds will thin out later. system is moving into the north of us. that allows the high pressure
to back off. that should open the door for a westerly breeze. already many 50s. san francisco never got below 57. more 50s than 40s due to the cloud cover. 51 seems popular. san francisco, now -- we're down 4 from yesterday. a lot of high clouds, partly sunny. partly cloudy to mostly sunny later on. it will be cooler. inland temperatures will be in the 70s. a lot more upper 60s and lower 70s for many. we're looking a the commute at the -- looking at the commute at the bay bridge toll plaza. the traffic is backed up for about a -- 25-minute delay before you get on the span. once you get on the span, it's ten minutes after crossing into san francisco. the traffic also is very slow. look at all of the road sensors here showing red.
very slow traffic as you drive, especially on 280 which is backed up onto 680. 101 is no tick picnic -- is no picnic as well. the traffic was slow before this crash. a lot of people getting into the valley. if you are driving on 101 in mountain view, it's slow. we'll tell you every traffic report to expect. slow traffic tonight because of the stanford game at 6:00. a lot of people showing up and that means all of the roads including el camino real and all of the roads near palo alto are going to be jammed. lanes have reopened after a fatal crash early this morning. a crew arrived shortly after the crash. a pedestrian was hit and killed after police say she was seen walking in the lanes. two lanes were closed for an hour as the chp did an investigation. again, all lanes have reopened. let's go back to the desk. [ cheers ] opening bell rang on wall
street at 6:30 our time. you can see hashtag, ring. ten minutes ago, twitter began to trade in an historic day for the san francisco-based company. twitter shares have doubled in price during the early thadding. it was orangely -- trading. it was originally priced at $26. right now, twitter is trading at $48.68. it's up about almost 87%. now over 87%. it keeps going up by the mind right now. that stock is climbing. the major indexes are all lower right now giving up opening gains that followed a surprise interest rate cut in europe and a better than expected estimate on economic growth. the dow hit a record high at the close the there may be profit -- close. there may be profit-taking going on. happening now -- katie utehs is live at twitter
headquarters in san francisco where the excitement is building. not everyone is excited about twitter's ipo. >> reporter: that's right, pam. many people will be watching the markets today. however, there were a group of protesters that say people need to also realize how this ipo is going to affect the city. [chanting] >> reporter: the affordable housing advocacy group san francisco rising brought out a coffin and signs. even blocked the front door. this was moments after the opening bell. they want to make sure the overnight millionaires don't force out the working class families from the south of market neighborhood and the city as a hole. >> there's so many different people that have lived here for generations or, you know, for derk aids -- derk aids and are
-- decades and are having -- being forced to evloo. how can twitter give back to make sure that san francisco remains the diverse culture that it is. >> reporter: twitter's $70 million shares are priced at $26 each. as we mentioned that price has already gone up as trading as started. investors are excited but cautious about a social media giant because there are many users, they have yet to turn a profit, for advertising revenue. potential and share excitement may not be enough for some investors we've talked about. >> i'm gonna wait until i see how the market reacts. i think there's a lot of hype sometimes. we'll see what the analysts say and we're looking for a lot of numbers. i think that's the key thing. i'm not interested in the fact that -- about it being the new kid on the block. >> reporter: very exciting day for investors. what does it mean for you and
i? people who are twitter users? well, it could mean that new ads will be in your twitter feed as the company tries to apiece those new shareholders. live in san francisco, katie utehs, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. here's a look at some of the other social -- recent social media ipos. facebook opened at $38 in may of last year. you may recall shares immediately fell before eventually reef covering. facebook -- recovering. facebook is now trading at 48.36. the social media, the professional media site linked in opened at $45 in may of 2011. its price has rocketed. today is opened at $220 a share. right now linked in is trading at $215. more coverage from an apparent child abduction in sunnyvale. the mother of a 2-week-old is still waiting for the child to
come home after his father and the child were found in mexico. patricia romero was told her baby, henry, was found safe. he was allegedly abducted by his father, 22-year-old, mesut guler. patricia romero said, speaking through an interpreter, the waiting has been very hard. >> translator: i was really afraid that i wouldn't be able to find him again or see him again. i was scared. >> now, guler crossed into mexico through arizona despite an amber alert. he was captured at a second checkpoint. but mexican authorities found out he was wanted. a border patrol agent told ktvu they should have known of the alert even though it came from california. mexican authorities are expected to turn over guler and the baby to american boder agents at the border crossing. a student at de anza college said she was sexually assaulted on campus. she said it hammed monday
afternoon in the women's restroom of the school's media learning center and she told police she knows her attacker. the santa clara county sheriff's office and campus police are now investigating. it's now been four years since the infamous gang rape of a 15-year-old girl at richmond high school and the u.s. department of education has finished its investigation of the school district in western contra costa county. the report says there was an environment of sexual harassment and assaults by students that administrators failed to address. however, it's not clear if the 2009 gang rape at richmond high prompted this investigation. 8:08. happening today -- a public hearing on b.a.r.t. workplace safety after two workers were killed in a deadly accident out on the tracks. brian flores joining us live now in san francisco, that hearing will start in a couple of hours. >> reporter: that's right. at 10:00 this morning, still on
the minds of many people is the tragic death of those two b.a.r.t. workers tragically killed as they were working the tracks in walnut creek during the b.a.r.t. strike weeks ago. b.a.r.t. management will be speaking in front of a committee talking about safety protocols. that meeting is scheduled to take place at 10:00 this morning here in san francisco. now, assemblyman phil ting called for the meeting months ago before the accident that killed the two men. this is a meeting on labor and unemployment. this group is expected to have tough questions for b.a.r.t. managers about the deadly crash and b.a.r.t. safety practices. the two men were inspecting the tracks near the walnut creek station. b.a.r.t. says they will outline the new safety program at the meeting. we also got copies of the statement that b.a.r.t.'s chief safety officer and general manager of operations are expected to read during system
this morning. the main issue will be the explanation of the simple approval and the risks for b.a.r.t. workers. now, simple approval is what shepherd and daniels were given before they went on the tracks. this is the procedure that allows entering the track without warning of -- enter the tracks without warning of trains. as for the accident weeks ago, we're not expecting to learn more about that. b.a.r.t. says they've referred all comments about that towards the investigation. ktvu, brian flows -- brian flores. caltrans says the custom steel saddles that would provide a permanent fix for the bridge won't be ready until
january 8th. original target was this mon. crews came up with a -- month. crews came up with a temporary fix that allowed the bay bridge to open on time. piedmont police will have a new tool to catch criminals. license plate readers may be up and running by the end of the week. 39 cameras are expected to be installed at 15 locations throughout piedmont with a price tag of $678,000. the installation process started in september. 8:11. suspicious fires in the east bay. why firefighters say an arsonist may be to blame for several fires in castro valley. at&t gets big bucks from the cia. the personal information of customers it was required to turn over as part of the deal. use chase freedom at amazon.com
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welcome back. 8:14. we have new information about former stanford football star jonathan martin who walked away from the miami dolphins because of alleged bullying. two people familiar with the situation say early in his pro football career, martin talked about quitting football because of the way he was treated. but they say he does want to continue playing. last week, martin left the dolphins to get counseling for emotional issues. dolphins' guard richie incognito was suspended for alleged bullying of martin. many teammates are defending incognito saying he was martin's best friend. ted wells is investigating
possible misconduct. it's looking like the u.s. senate will approve legislation that would outlaw discrimination hiring. seven republican senators joined the democrats to move legislation ahead. there will be another procedural vote this morning and then a final vote could come this afternoon. the bill may go nowhere in the republican-controlled house. that's where speaker john boehner opposes it. new this morning, the cia is paying at&t more than $10 million a year to provide records of phone calls associated with phone numbers provided by the spy agency. that's according to the new york times. the cia supplies phone numbers of overseas terrorism suspects and at&t searches its database and provides records of calls that may help identify people associated with the suspects.
8:15. zwrasen carter -- jason carter, the grandson of jimmy carter will run for governor of georgia next year. he's 38 and a democratic state senator in georgia. so jason is apparently following in the footsteps of his grandfather. jimmy carter was also a georgia state senator before becoming georgia and then president in 1976. a third navy commander has been charged with taking bribes including cash and constitutes from a contractor in malaysia. the man was arrested and he's being sent to san diego to face charges he passed on classified navy information in exchange for the bribes. contractor leonard francis has serviced navy ships in the pacific for the past 25 years and is accused of overbilling the pentagon. 8:16. strict new gun laws that
sunnyvale just approved, they may take effect by the middle of january. measure c passed tuesday night with 66% of the vote. these new rules require gun owners to safely store weapons and a report to the police -- and to report to the police within 48 hours if a gun is lost or stolen. gun stores would have to keep track of who is buying ammunition. the new law also bans the sale or possession of ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. now, the nra is threatening to sue. they say the new law violates the second amendment. 8:17. the labor department is expected to announce a plan today to make workplace safety reports available to the public. new osha rules will require companies with more than 250 employees to submit reports about workplace accidents electronically. employers are currently required to post information on workplace accidents in a common area where it can be viewed by
workers. 8:17. car thefts, they are on the rise in the east bay. they are up 14% in alameda county compared to a year ago. now, ktvu rode along here with investigators from the regional auto theft task force. they were out looking for stolen vehicles in oakland. the most common stolen cars are 199os hondas, acuras, nissans and toyotas. the officials say they are reliable, they are easy to steal and their parts are easy to sell. >> someone might steal a vehicle at a mall and might drive to the next city to their destination and abandon it. >> now, san leandro has been hit really hard. 21 cars stolen in the past six days. police warning everybody to watch out for suspicious drivers just roaming neighborhoods at night. we've got a list of the top ten stolen cars in alameda county on our ktvu channel 2 news website, ktvu.com. check out the east bay tab on the home page. >> all right. i had a car stolen once.
>> not a good feeling. >> no. let's check in with sal, see what's happening on the roads. >> tori, just looking at some of the latest here. things are changing. but the bay bridge toll plaza, we still have a backup. there are no major problems getting into the city. but there's still about a 25- minute delay. i want to look at the contra costa commute. 680 as i mentioned backed up from 242 to 24. there were a couple of fender- benders but the traffic has already moved on here. 80 westbound still slow from pinole and into richmond and no major problems by the way if you are driving on the richmond bridge. approaching the construction zone, a lot of complaints. we're looking at the commute on 101 northbound san jose. 101 and 280 re very slow getting into the valley. let's go to steve. >> all right. thank you, sal. higher clouds up above they held the low temperatures up. they are just high clouds.
might take the edge off some of the coastal and bay temperatures. i still say mostly sunny today. sol rain is making its way into the pacific northwest. we could use it here. 67 on a high today. down from yesterday. just an incredibly strong typhoon/hurricane. if it was here, it would be a category 5. 175 miles an hour, gusts to 210, strongest storm of the year for the tropics heading to the philippines. it looks like it make a b line towards vietnam. we will have to see what it does. but it's front and center for the philippines. this could be account -- this could be catastrophic for them. this has been dragging allows a lot of high and mid-level clouds. overall, a high pattern. to be honest with you, the rain is looking weaker and weaker. 50s on the temperatures. a lot of 40s.
we had more 50s this morning due to the cloud cover. it will still be a machine/partly cloudy day -- mostly sunny/partly cloudy day. mostly sunny, partly cloudy at times. calm conditions. 70s holding on. unless that system to the north kicks in a west wind, i don't see too much change over the next few days. 70s, low, mid. the days are so shirt. i think you hit 73, 74, 75 for about two minutes and it starts to cool down. 60s, 70s on the coast in the city and on the peninsula. sun and clouds. mostly sunny. maybe a warmer pattern on sunday. we get a south wind. it might warm things up and monday increasing clouds. 8:21. new this morning, a classic childhood game and toy have been inducted into the toy hall of fame. the rubber duck will join the
ancient game of chess. finalists who did not make the cut this year include bubbles, the board game, clue, and those classic green army men. i used to step on those all of the time. chess is one of the world's oldest games. it's unclear who created the rubber duck. squeak toys have been around since the 1800s. 8:22. if you have a young child, you do worry about the safety of car seats. the reason when that car seat is made is a lot more important than who made it. an mineta san jose airport offers thanks to a high school student. the invention that protects both airline passengers, planes and local wildlife.
a new report confirms what a lot of muni riders already new. 59% of muni buses were on time in june and july. in august, 60% of buses were on time. that's below muni's goal of an 85% on-time rate. muni says extended delays are down and more cars are being put into service. california has the highest poverty rate in america when up put in the cost of housing. the u.s. census bureau says 23% of people in california live in poverty, at least they did between 2010 and 201. that's according to the supplemental poverty measure
which factors in the cost of housing, child care and medical costs. 8:25. researchers in southern utah say they've identified a type of dinosaur they had never seen before, one that lived 80 million years ago. and this dinosaur lived before tyrannosaurus-rex. the discovery was made several years ago by paleontologists. it took several more years to study the fossils and prepare them for display. >> i'm here to emphasis that we're getting started down in grand staircase. we have a big sandbags to play in. >> scientists says this is only the beginning of what could be considered a gold mine for
fossils. 8:26. an eagle scout from san jose is being honored because he helped to improve safety at mineta san jose airport. kalab built two traps as part of his eagle scout project. he's a member of boy scout troop 339. he's a junior. those traps are used to catch and relocate red tailed hawks that are attracted to the air. and later today, kalab will be at the airport, he will demonstrate how his traps work. a bay area football team in the national spotlight tonight. we're live in stanford. the lights and the cameras are in place, crowds are coming in 15 minutes. how this rare thursday night game will affect more than just football fans. twitter is trading, selling at a little more than $45 a share right now. we take you live to new york to see how the ipo is having an impact on wall street. good morning.
right now traffic is still busy in many areas especially in the valley as you can see here for sure. pretty quiet here. a lot of high clouds. but there's a super tie feen which is now -- typhoon which is now one of the strongest ever bearing down on the philippines. we'll take a look at it coming up in about 10, 15 minutes. ñ
welcome back. good morning to you. these are live pictures. we're in castro valley. there have been several recent fires in this particular neighborhood. investigators think an arsonist may be on the loose. we'll tell you the latest step in their investigation. we'll bring you a live report from castro valley. welcome back.
it's thursday, november 7th. i'm dave clark. let's check weather and traffic now. steve is here. >> we have a lot of high clouds still partly sunny, mostly sunny. occasionally might get a mostly cloudy ban. really kept the lows up. system in the north, though, should take temperatures down a little bit. not enough. but minor cooling trend. not a big deal. already 50s. i mean, some areas mid-50s. upper 50s. especially san francisco and oakland. never got below 55 degrees. speaking of san francisco, we'll go 65 today. i think the higher clouds and maybe a hint of a west breeze might kick in later. you can see the higher clouds moving across. associated with the system to the north. mostly sunny, though, calm conditions. hardly any breeze whatsoever. slightly cooler, coast and bay. inland temperatures, still enjoying, the 70s. here's sal. good morning. we're looking at the commute that's beginning to wind down a little bit. still some troubled areas and
some areas. bay bridge you will be waiting for 15, 20 minutes before you make it on the span. so it's gonna take you the better part of an hour to complete the entire journey. looking at 237. it's slow getting into the valley. very slow, some people might be trying to get in early so they can leave early. i will show you the map with the road sensors. we had a crash in sunnyvale. we also had northbound 280 very slow all the way through. and then the lower peninsula is okay. tonight, oregon at stanford. 6:00. just in case you are waking up turning the tv on. you have no idea what's going on. that's why it will be super heavy on the peninsula on all of the major roads. back to the desk. >> all right, sal. new this morning, the impact of the twitter ipo on the average investor. twitter is definitely the walk of wall street, the most active stock on its first day. pam cook is in the newsroom with the activity going on and
also the prognosis for the days ahead. right now, 50 million shares have traded hands already this morning. twitter's ipo stock price last night, $26 a share. right now, trading about $45 a share. the bell began appropriately with hash tag ring in honor of twitter. hash tag twitter ipo, one of the most popular tweets this morning. analysts and traders believe the buzz will send twitter soaring the first few hours. probably the whole day. maybe even for a few months. they are talking it will fall back down and settle in. the question is where? the company will have the challenge of a public company to not only keep consumers happy but shareholders. they are paying a lot of money for the stock but will they make money? >> some people are a little bit freaked out about that. but at the same time, i look at compares like yelp. yelp was not profitable when they did their ipo the people
that got behind the company early have seen a nice rise. i think twitter has a huge amount of potential ahead. >> there's also concerns that twitter could spark some technical glitches like we saw when football went public. it looks like it's handling. excessive volume today. twitter has not made a profit in its seven years in business. analysts talking about the best bet is the link between twitter and television. millions of tweets are mosted while people are watching live television, sports and entertainment. that may be twitter's best opportunity for revenue. we continue to watch the stock and the excitement this morning of twitter. several recent fires in one castro valley neighborhood. investigators think this may be arson. tara moriarty joins us live to tell us why neighbors are so worried. >> reporter: we're off proctor
road where someone is accessing this canyon of trees here and lighting fires. whether it's intentional, that's something that investigators are trying to figure out. there have been a dozen fires over the past month. neighbors are concerned. all fires have been in the 17000 block of almond right now. last night a fire broke out in a grove of trees at almond. 45 minutes later, another sprung up close by. >> it's unusual. it's happening in the same area for the past year that we're aware of. it is of concern. >> reporter: neighbors have been told to be on the lookout. investigators say they believe this could be the work of an arsonist or arsonists or it could be some teenagers partying. one neighbor said interestingly, enough that a developer has been buying this canyon and building 19 homes here. obviously not something folks around here are excited about.
tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. news -- new developments about the failed search for a missing patient at san francisco general hospital who was later found dead in a stairwell. 57-year-old lynn spaulding disappeared from her hospital room september 21st. 17 days later, her poddy was found in a -- body was found in a stairwell. ross mirkarimi released details of the investigation including a failure by his deputies to thoroughly search the hospital. >> the staff was directed to search the stairwells. only half of them were searched. >> the sheriff also said when spaulding first went missing, the hospital incorrectly identified her as being african- american. san francisco general hospital released a statement about steps they will take. they include an independent review of security and facilities. recommendations are expected within 90 days.
also refresher training is being provided to the deputies assigned to the hospital. administrators are exploring whether to expand private security companies to help fill in the gaps. california's department of social services now monitoring an assisted living facility in modesto 24 hours a day. now, it's owned by the same people who own the valley springs manor nursing home in castro valley. last month, the state shut down that facility and most of the staff walked out, abandoning 19 sick and elderly patients. the state wants to make sure the same thing doesn't happen again at the nursing home in modesto. a healthcare expert hired by the state will run the facility until the nursing home is sold to a new owner. the chp is investigating a crash in oakland that killed one woman and injured her twin sister and a 3-year-old child. it happened just after 7:30 last night on eastbound 580 near the keller avenue exit. the car veered off the freeway
and hit a tree killing the driver. the chp says the child was in the back seat and was not seriously hurt. the child's mother is expected to survive. investigators are still trying to figure out what caused the crash. investigators say a fire that injured a san jose firefighter appears to be suspicious. it happened around 9:00 last night at a vacant home on south almaden avenue near west virginia street. a firefighter has minor burns after being engulfed in flames during an explosion in the home's basement. investigators say the fire may have been started by squatters. a 16-year-old boy from oakland may be charged today with setting a young man on fire on an a.c. transit bus. the oakland high school student was arrested tuesday at school. he's suspected of setting 18- year-old luke fleishman on fire monday night as he was sleeping on the bus. fleishman also goes by the name sasha. he was wearing a skirt at the time. investigators are looking into whether or not this was a hate
crime. now, fleishman is a senior at maybeck high school in berkeley. an online fund-raiser has raised more than $21,000 to pay his medical bills. the city of hayward cracking down on homeowners who look the other way when crimes occur on their property. now the city can order property owners to pay up to $5,000 in fines when criminal activities occur on their property and they do nothing about it. the new law requires homeowners be notified. but if no steps to correct the problem will taken, fines can be imposed. vallejo and stockton, they have similar laws. they may most problems are resolved after the homeowners get a letter from the city. in a story you will see only on 2, ktvu news has documents showing how many people go across bay area bridges without paying tolls. the new information shows a huge spike in toll cheats,
especially at the golden gate bridge. in 2011, there were 80,000 no- license plate violations. in 2012, it jumped to 108,000. this year it's more than double to 224,000. that's just through october. in march, the golden gate bridge switched from having toll book workers from all electronic workers. toll cheats are using dealer placards which with cannot be -- which cannot be traced. >> prior to this, they were stopping and paying their toll. now there's a larger number of people crossing without paying. >> transit officials say violaters caught pay a seat that offsets losses. the golden gate district says there are three ways to pay the poll if you don't have a license plate.
use a fastrack transponder or you can make a one-time payment online with a credit card or the third option, make a one- time payment at a cash location. 8:40. we're still walking about the mystery in the sky last night. what scientists say causes flashes and bright lights. they were seen across most of california. we're live at stanford where fans are getting ready for tonight's big game against oregon. how it may affect you even if you are not a football fan. good morning. right now traffic is moving along pretty well in some areas. but 680 is slowing down. this has become somewhat of a typical delay heading down to san ramon. a lot of high clouds over us, mostly sunny, partly sunny. temperatures maybe cooler for some. but what about the weekend and next week? can we get any rain in here? we all have our little tricks.
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dragged down by other social networking stocks, like facebook and linkedin. they are being dragged down because of all of the excitement over twitter. nasdaq is down 48. s&p is down 10. another bay area company with ties to twitter's he co- founder -- twittery co-founder jack dorsey is talking about going public. the mobile payment service square is reportedly in talks to have its own ipo sometime next year. the journal says the timing could change door. dorsey is ceo. another tesla vehicle caught on fire. it happened yesterday outside of nash ville. the company said it was caused by a crash and was not spontaneous. but this is the thirdle model h -- third model-s fire in a few
weeks. tesla's stock is down 7.5%. 8:45. >> and parents who bought a new child booster seat, probably made a good choice. more than half of the new car booter seats tested earned a best bet rating from the insurance institute for highway safety. the boosters are supposed to make the regular seat belt work for younger children the way it does for young adults. the institute says 19 of the 31 new models tested midwest the standard. you can -- met the standard. you can see all of the ratings on our website. let's get you up to date on some of the other top stories we're following -- about an hour ago, you heard tori. twitter started to trade on wall street an historic day for the san francisco-based company. twitter shares have become doubled in price during early trading. it
they've gathered here. you can see they are wearing their colors. we're here in white plaza. this is where espn has constructed their set to do the live broadcast. a huge crowd is expected for tonight's game against oregon. more than 51,000 fans will pakistanford stadium. both teams -- will pakistanford stadium. oregon is ranked number 3, while
after ten months it will take more than what we're seeing for next week for rain. temperatures will be 60s and 70s. this is a beast of a system off the philippines. it's one of the strongest storms ever now. tropical storms ever. i'm seeing 180 to 190-mile-an- hour winds with gusts over 210. it's bearing down on the philippines and is expected to head down to vietnam in the next three, four days. it's symmetrically almost perfect. this -- we'll be hearing about this tomorrow. i guarantee it, it will be a huge storm. storm surge about 16 feet they are talking about. pretty good system moving into the pacific northwest. rain up in seattle, portland. not for us. a lot of high clouds. 40s and 50s on the
temperatures. much, much warmer on the lows because of the higher clouds. they will clear out later. we'll still have a mostly sunny day. temperatures, they will rebound last. inland temperatures, not much of a change. partly cloudy, mostly sunny. calm conditions, a little cooler coast and bay. it's still mild and it's a ho- hum pattern except for the higher clouds. temperatures will be close to where they have been except on the coast. 60s and 70s. fairfield, 73. pittsburg, 73. pleasanton, 73. oakland, 67. down from the mid-70s yesterday. 75 gilroy. 471 redwood city -- 71 redwood city. nice weather for the game. it will get cool in the second half. 60s in the city, south san francisco. sun and clouds, cooler. it looks pretty quiet until early next week and then increasing clouds. the space mission that now has ties to the olympics. how a three-man crew will promote the olympics when's riv at the space station.
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like something out of a horror movie, a fireball. look at the middle there. it flew across parts of california, lit up the night skies. this is youtube video from southern california. scientists think it was a meteor. it probably came from long- lasting meteor streams known as the south torrids. a community group fighting to keep san francisco city
college open plans to sue the commission. it's revoking the school's accreditation. the save ccsf coalition will hold a news conference about suing the accrediting commission for community and junior colleges. the commission announced this summer that san francisco's city college's accreditation will be revoked next july unless they win an appeal. that decision would force the school to close. san jose police have released crystal clear surveillance video of a home burglary in progress. it shows two men going through a home in south san jose last month. you can see one burglar kind of crawling around a room hoping to avoid setting off any motion sensors that might be in the house. at one points, he turns toward the security camera, unaware it was clearly capturing his face. >> you can see another young man crawl into the man. the two began talking and at times smiling. the two men leave with bags of
electronics and stolen items. san jose police hope this video will lead to their arrest. there are new visitors at the international space station. a soyuz spacecraft with a nasa astronaut, russian kos po naught, a japanese astronaut and the torch. this is part of the sochi olympics. they plan to take the torch on its first ever spacewalk before returning to earth. a late morning rush on the road sal? >> it is. people get on the roads sometimes this time and contribute to a different commute, the late-morning commute. we're seeing some improvement at the bay bridge toll plaza. traffic is okay on the san mateo bridge. peninsula will be crowded all day because of that game and because of other things. southbound 680 slow traffic as you drive through and a new sig-
alert crash southbound 17 -- southbound 85 at 17. now, let's go to steve. >> thank you, sal. higher clouds still partly sunny to mostly sunny. a little cooler, coast and bay. still warm. not much change. slight cooldown and then warmer on sunday. increasing clouds monday. that's all i will say. >> all right. that's our report for this morning. thank you for making ktvu your choice for news. >> be sure to watch the news at noon for more on twitter going public today. taking a look right now, it's trading at $45.30. high was $50.09. you can get updates any time at ktvu.com and twitter and facebook. ♪
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