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agreement. here is the statement we received from b.a.r.t. management today. b.a.r.t. management believes that a provision it did not agree to was include in the final package. b.a.r.t. is costing out the impact of the provision. it appears that the b.a.r.t. board is going to be looking at this. they won't vote but they will discuss it tomorrow. the agreement with the unions, the two largest unions was agreed upon and ended up with the unions going on strike twice in the course of the negotiations. this agreement brought all of that to an end. both unions ratified the contract by votes of 80%. so this is something union members i talked to say this comes as a surprise to them.
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all b.a.r.t. administrators signed on the lines approving the negotiation, the contract they agreed to. so it is going going to be unclear as to how they proceed from here. we are getting more information. we are expecting to hear from a b.a.r.t. board member in a few hours. we will get that and talk to union members and bring you a full update on this on the 10:00 p.m. news. reporting live from b.a.r.t. headquarters, jana katsuyama, ktvu channel 2 news. today we got a clear picture of the final days and time line to open the fourth bore of the caldecot tunnel. we learned drivers could make their first trip as early as tomorrow night. new at 6:00 p.m. ktvu's tom vacar is live to explain how. john? >> reporter: take a look at it. there it is. ready to go. it is not going to change the morning or evening work
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commutes but it is a major game changer. >> reporter: another day. another battery of drills in preparations for the fourth bore of the caldecot tunnel owning. the tests of the heat, gas, video sensors and fire suppression, ventilation and exit systems performed well. it is performing as expected and ready for emergencies if they arise. the ribbon cutting will take place friday afternoon but then a few tests still remain. >> our goal is to make sure we are able to open that after the weekend for the monday commute. if we can finish earlier we will open as soon as it is ready so the public as the earliest use. >> reporter: the next bore will be shut down for a few hours to
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complete restriping. that will bring the project in on time and $3 million under budget. with two permanent tunnels each way the days of tunnel switching will be over. >> you won't have to predict the switch anymore. that you will have two in each direction. >> reporter: all of this will facilitate better counter counter- counter-commutes between contra costa county and san francisco. since stimulus money went into this project, the secretary of transportation will be here tomorrow. tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news.
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>> more details now. work on the fourth bore of the caldecot tunnel started in 2010. more than 182,000 cubic meters of dirt was removed. enough to fill 73 olympic sized swimming pools pools. 8 different kinds of radioactive material have been found at the south richmond shoreline. ktvu's amber lee is in richmond where residents are demanding answers tonight. >> reporter: the public meeting is scheduled to start in half hour. inside the civic center building. people are concerned about the radioactive material found. neighbors suspend a plant that used to be located nearby may have used the site as a dump.
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now they want answers from agencies about how dangerous the site is and what they plan to do about cleaning up the area. >> what does this mean to us? we need to know what is going on. >> reporter: neighbors formed a advisory group years ago to get the state to test the area and clean it up. reporting live in richmond, amber lee, ktvu channel 2 news. we have new information this hour about a bank robbery that prompted the lock down of several schools today. we received stills from a surveillance camera inside the west american bank. it shows the suspect approaching the teller. police say he passed a note demanding money and was given cash and ran away.
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police locked down four schools in the area for 45 minutes as a precaution. the bank robber is white man in his 20s, wearing sun glasses and a blue shirt. >> the scandal surrounding ron called ron. last night he said he became a target of the fbi after he removed to become an informant for them. a affidavit alleges he accepted $88,000 in bribes. but he insists the fbi's true targets were steinburg and the fbi wanted him to wear a wire to record his conversations with them. today he said she angry that he
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is getting dragged into this scandal. >> i have a 20 year career of public service. is a career that has been marked by integrity. >> he says the fbi raided his office after he refused to become an informant. governor jerry brown warned uc the state does not have more money to give. he made his comments today at the mission bay campus. uc is expected to get $142 million from the state for the 2014-2015 school year. that is a 5% increase over this year. the school system wants $121 million additional. governor jerry brown said that is not going to happen. there are new developments in the battle over evictions in
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san francisco. leaders are responding to the spike in the number of evictions by targeting a state law. it allows tenants to be evicted if a landlord pulls the building from the rental market. officials say making changes to the law could help prevent the eviction of tenants. happening now, a show of support for sasha fleischman, the agender teen lit on fire. ktvu's john sasaki is live where students are marching tonight in support of sasha fleischman. john? >> reporter: this is where all the marchers, couple hundred of them came here from oakland high school. the suspect in the case is a student at oakland high. this started there at 5:30 p.m. and we can show you from news
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chopper 2 video that was scene as people gathered. getting ready to send the message to the world. you can see the group is in the process of moving. this incident happened november 5 when sasha fleischman was burned on a bus and another individual has been arrested since then. sasha fleischman remains in the hospital at this moment and all these people here are getting a message across as no hate. they have been spreading the message, tying rainbows on the poles along the bus route of the 57 bus in which he was at the time and we talked to his father. >> he is doing great.
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yes. friends and strangers alike. >> reporter: long run ahead? >> i am -- without a doubt, yet. >> when this terrible thing happened to him i realized i didn't want to look at the bus stop if all i could see is pain and fear. i posted on facebook tomorrow i will wrap a ribbon around this -- [ talking at the same time ] >> it is important to continue showing support. >> reporter: the group is in the process as you can see from news chopper 2 marching to a church. back here live, you can see the love for sasha, the 18-year-old remains in the hospital with serious second and third degree burns. he continues to go through
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surgeries. live, john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. >> the 16-year-old accused setting sasha fleischman on fire. richard thomas has been charged. he hasn't yet entered a plea. it took four hours to read the names of all of the children in foster care in california. it was done during a vigil. activists are hoping to bring attention to the 33,000 children who are in foster care. the non-profit mission focus solution is one of the many that tries to match-up kids with adoptive parents. it should be easier now than ever as more and more same-sex couples and single parents want to help. >> you can learn more about fostering a child on
6:12 pm winds will be picking up tonight. i am watching the area wheres powerful gusts could be a problem. >> we told you about the high school fight that is being investigated as a hate crime. after the break how this sent the is putting the battle against bullying back in the spotlight. >> elmo goes to prison. >> the magic he brought inside the gates of san quentin. i love watching tv outside.
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look at this. an suv went off the road today. it happened at oak port street. as you can see the water level was low so no one was hurt. you can see it slowed traffic along 880.
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transgender teen involved in a school fight on a high school campus is raising questions about bullying. ktvu's mike mibach spoke to the school district about lgbt students in their schools. >> the fight at hercules high school started with a swing a chase and then to the ground. >> lots of hair pulling. hitting. slapping. >> reporter: school officials say a transgender student started the fight after she was bullied by a group of girls. >> the transgender student walked over to the girl and as far as we can tell slapped the girl. >> there is not often fights so crazy day i guess. >> reporter: they said the fight should have never happened considering the resources available. >> mediation. you could talk to your counselors. >> sources to go if there are
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problems. >> we have the lgbt programs and clubs. >> we have the resources here on campus to make sure students don't have to be bullied. >> reporter: the health center is one example. >> breaks my heart to have to see students be effected. >> reporter: and she the one who runs it. >> we support all of our students. and making other students aware. need time. you know, a lot of changes. personally for that individual. and for the individuals surrounded by the student. >> reporter: all four students were not in class today. authorities say they were on campus being interviewed. all four could be suspected even -- suspended even expelled. mike mibach, ktvu channel 2 news. >> and 15 minutes ago the mother of one of the kids involved in the fight contacted us. she told us her daughter is not a bully and was only protecting
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her friends. hundreds of workers at oakland airport issued a strike notice if the holiday sees -- notice if the holiday -- notice for the holiday season. they plan to walk off the job during the thanksgiving, christmas travel season. they have been in negotiations for the past year. the major sticking points is wages and health benefits. lockheed martin is cutting 200 jobs. they are slashing 4,000 jobs nationwide due to the budget cuts. part of the plan in the bay area includes shutting down four office buildings and that accounts for 200 jobs. the cuts will be completed by mid-2015. cal fire announced an extended fire season. officials say typically by this time of year risk of wildfires
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is reduced but this year record low rainfall creates dry conditions making for high fire danger. officials plan to extend staff and resources till they determine the danger has diminished. temperatures tell dropped 8- 10 degrees. even more in others. warm spot was livermore, 74 degrees. antioch 71. santa rosa 64 today. pacifica foggy, 57 degrees. showers showing up in the pacific northwest. they are getting some rain. even northern california green coming down. we will stay dry and get cooler. temperatures outside right now in the 50s. they cooled off. cooler day. yesterday was tomorrow. today was nice. this low-pressure system
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responsible for the cooling that continues into the bay area weekend. also responsible for the wind that will blow. blowing san francisco airport. ocean beach. golden gate bridge. gusts tomorrow into the mid- 30s. 35 miles per hour. that is a big deal. the great highway. strong winds along the coast and hills. winds in the hills tonight and tomorrow could go 35, maybe 40 miles per hour. increased fire danger but not a high fire danger situation. no red flag warning. and no wind advisory. that could change. highs tomorrow. still not cold. just not as warm as it has been. into the bay area weekend, five- day forecast, cools off. what is going on? more of the same. wind tonight and a cooling
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trend into the bay area weekend. you will see that here. the five-day forecast. the weekend, warm spots are in the low 60s. it will be cooler. next week. tuesday. models suggest maybe precipitation. fingers crossed for that. over night lows. bay, inland. cools off sunday and monday. tracking the weather. i wish i had trine talk about but we don't. we have another nice late fall weather pattern through the weekend. >> we got to count how many days we haven't had rain. thank you. there was a moving and unusual scene tonight at san quentin prison. [ singing ] >> giant elmo visited the prison. he was brought in to entertain the children who were visiting. the event is part of a program
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called little children big challenges. it aims to help young people coping with issues such as having a loved one in prison. >> it sends a message to let them know there is still hope. we made bad choices but everybody is not a bad person. >> during today's event organizers showed children a video dealing dealing with children whose parents are in children. they are the first to host elmo under the program. major league baseball announces this year's mvp. mark ibanez is up next with the best player. >> gasia mikaelian with a look at for what we are working on for bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36. >> we are working to learn more about the twist with b.a.r.t. and the unions. b.a.r.t. contends language in the contract was put there and the
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discrepancy may scuttle the agreement. more coming up on join us for these stories and more on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36.
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mark is here now. not a lot of teams in the nfl the raiders could pick on.
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>> sunday a couple teams that could use a victory and for the raiders one of the biggest questions, terrelle pryor banged up his knee. don't know if he will start but we know positively this is a team the raiders could pick on. texans lost 7 straight games. they will be getting their coach gary kubiak back. he suffered a light stroke. mean time terry porter who had the pick 6 said the raiders need to jump on these guys and stay on them. finish it out. >> we got on a lot of teams quick. our biggest thing is the finish. execute. we have to stay on them. we have to out execute them. that is our biggest deal finishing games and not executing in the second half. if we can do that we will be fine.
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>> i said terry porter, that is tracy porter of the raiders. baseball dragging out the big awards and this is the highest honor of all. the most valuable player awards. for the second year running, miguel cabrera puts up eye popping stats every year. tigers had the cy young award winner and now miguel cabrera. this year he had 44 homers and 137 rbis. he is definitely the mvp. mean time in the national league, pittsburgh's dynamic outfielder andrew mccutchen, he can do it with the glove, he can hit. he hit .317 with 21 homers for the pirates this year and led pittsburgh into the post season for the first time since 1992 when bonds was there. >> i was about to say looks like a young bonds. >> accept right handed. yeah. big time.
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>> thank you. donations intended for a food bank was sold for good money at a flee market. on the 10:00 p.m. news 2 investigates the potential scheme to cheat charities and we are always here for you on, facebook and twitter. thank you so much for joining us. have a good evening everyone. >> good night. is this flu shot necessary? it keeps you healthy during flu season. but does it hurt? nah. plus you get a really sweet bandaid! anything else i should know? here's a thought, try scoring more points on the other team. okay. even a warrior can get sick.
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kaiser permanente reminds you to get your flu shot this season.
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