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disaster it's causing this morning. high winds turn deadly in the bay area. the massive trail of destruction left behind this morning and how much longer the wind will be around. "mornings on 2" starts now. good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." live pictures from oakland. really bad news for commuters this morning. b.a.r.t. service completely shut down due to a computer glitch. it's never been running this morning. no timetable for when the trains will start to roll again. it's leaving thousands of riders stranded. it's affecting our local roads as more people drive to work. sal will tell us about that coming up. welcome to "mornings on 2," once again. i'm tori campbell. >> good morning. i've dave clark. steve, you have things to talk about, too. >> windy for some. not for all. rather breezy, blustery day.
a few low clouds make for a nice sunrise. overall, it will be sunny. blustery, breezy. temperatures are just rarin' to drop. they are being held up by the breeze. wind advisory, still 40 to 50. strongest gusts above the call cut -- caldecott. these are overnight. blackhawk, 45. fairfield, 46. santa rosa, 53. petaluma at 55 miles an hour. still 25 at fairfield. concord, 10. napa, 18. that's coming down. the relative humidity, 6%. that's how dry it is. it's mainly a north-northeast wind. only san jose. now a little bit of a northerly breeze there. 40s and 50s. 45 santa rosa. i mean, they could easily drop if the wind stays down. it's been debrees ceasing a -- decreasing a little bit. the strong low in southern, arizona. breezy, sunny. a few clouds around. maybe a few low clouds.
it will be mostly sunny today. temperatures, again, the forecasted highs, i've seen 12, 15-degree differences between some of the projections. 60s to some mid- to upper 70s. here's sal. we have big trouble on the b.a.r.t. system. no trains running. trains have not been running all morning because of a major computer problem. we'll have a live report from the b.a.r.t. station coming up soon. i want to mention that ferries are going to be more crowded. so are the roads. this is a live picture from newschopper2 at the ferry terminal at jack london square. people are lining up. the lines are longer than normal. the roads will be more crowded than they normally are as well because of this. you are looking at the bay bridge toll plaza. it's very full. not only on 80 but on the ramps from 580 and 880. again, no surface on b.a.r.t. caltrain at millbrae, stopping. some of the trains are stopping making extra stops to pick up people at the caltrain station
in millbrae because it shares the station with b.a.r.t. muni is a good way to get downtown. we've been reporting. there's no b.a.r.t. service until further notice. a major computer problem overnight led to a systemwide shutdown and tens of thousands of bay area commuters are looking for another way to get to work or school. ktvu's tara moriarty joins you live from the west oakland b.a.r.t. station. we just got an e-mail from b.a.r.t., it's not good news. >> reporter: no, not at all. they are saying absolutely no b.a.r.t. service for the entire morning. so all of the people that are waiting behind me, they've not received the news yet. they've been milling around the ticket machines all morning long trying to tough it out. but basically, they are out of luck. you can see there is a lot of folks sitting on the bench waiting. a lot of people waiting. still, no time frame from b.a.r.t. as to when this computer glitch will be fixed. officials say the computer systems in central control are not communicating properly with the traffics which is so.
train operators and track crews are having to manually crank switches. getting out of the tracks to try to route the train. this happened shortly before hid night so -- before midnight. >> be patient. we're working hard to get this resolved. we don't want to have a series of promises that we can't meet. that's why we're saying no service until we can meet it. i don't have a prognosis when that can be. >> reporter: 19 trains with 500 to 1,000 people were initially affected. the trains stopped running at 3:00 a.m. they've been down ever since. the states -- you can't get up on the platform. really there's no need to since b.a.r.t. has announced no train service at all this morning of the we're live in west oakland,
tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. those pictures say it all. strong winds around the bay area causing some very dangerous situations. at least two people were killed. thousands more are waking up this morning with no electricity. ktvu's claudine wong live in oakland. you have seen a lot this morning. oakland has had a lot of damage. >> reporter: there's damage across the city. we've been driving around and seeing trees down everywhere, debris. no cleanup crews. we know they are out. but they are so busy and the list is so long. the damage used to sit in this yard but fell about 10:00 last night according to neighbors and when it came down, it took out a car, yes, there is a car right underneath the bulk of that tree and then stretched over here and when it came over here. took down quite a few power lines. this neighborhood has been without power since late last night. i talked to a resident who lives in the home where the
tree was standing and she describes what she heard. >> last night, i was because i heard all of the winds. when i looked outside, all of the leaves and stuff were going crazy. i was thinking like [bleep] hopefully it doesn't fall and then it fell. >> i heard a crash and a big spark. the kids ran out. the lights were out. that's when we came outside. >> reporter: when you saw this, what did you think? >> it's gonna be fub. we are watching out looking at all of the wires. trying to be careful. >> reporter: and we certainly know how dangerous and how deadly the night was in the city of oakland. two people killed. one person on football in austin. he was apparently standing outside on the street when the winds knocked down power lines and one of them hit him electrocuting him and killing hill. on skyline boulevard, what happened there, another fatality. a driver coming down the street
severe everybodied and -- swerved and hit and killed the driver. the concern, the winds are still blowing. there's a lot of debris. you take a look at the power lines. that's what residents are worried about. pg&e was out here when we got out here a short time ago, but then they left. residents say oakland police came out here and simply said we called it in. i talked to an oakland police officer. he said this is the scene across the city. they are trying to keep up. they are trying to clear certain areas, major thoroughfares. they try to make sure the area is saved. the power is out. everyone will have to be very, very patient today. live in oakland, claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. at one time last night, close to 60,000 pg&e customers were without power in the bay area. pg&e gave us the latest numbers moments ago. 10,000 customers still do not have electricity in the south bay. power is out to approximately
6600 customers in the north bay. at one point, nearly 20,000 did not have electricity in sonoma county. the outage is currently affecting 49 customers on the peninsula and there are 17 customers who don't have power in the south bay. pg&e blames the winds for taking downed power lines and causing transformer issues. it will take hours before power is fully restored. 7:08. we have new information about the developing news from napa county. crews are getting the upper hand on a big wind-whipped grass fire there. it started last late night just off soto canyon road. we spoke live here on ktvu to a calfire spokeswoman. she said crews are beginning to win the battle against the huge flames. the fire is now 300 acres. it's about 50% contained. we have no word of any injuries and the fire has not burned any homes. however, the sheriff's department issued mandatory evacuation orders for dozens
of families in napa county. that order is for people who live along loma vista, shady oaks and ridge drives as well as on soto springs and chimney rock roads. still not clear when the order will be lifted. viewers are sending us amazing photos of the wind- storm damage. in oakland, there was some frightening moments for the ortega family when a tree crashed onto a cottage in the rear of their home. it happened late last night near kaiser hospital. everyone is safe but power was knocked out. this is a photo from a viewer. tony, a tree fell down in rohnert park taking out a street light pole and blocking roads on the corner of adrian and southwest boulevard. we would like to see your pictures of damage from the storm. send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or post them to our twitter and facebook pages. a statement from the family of the victim of an alleged
hate crime at san jose state. it reads in part, "as a family, we are deeply disturbed by the horrific behaviors that have taken place against our son. our immediate focus is his protection. we have taken a stand on this matter." our response prompted the community to be alerted of the apailing conduct of the students involved. we appreciate the outpouring of support." and we've learned that a fourth student will be charged today tormenting an african-american student who lived with them. the students and victim all lived from the same suite on campus. the white students are accused of confining the freshman with a bike lock around his neck as well as using racial taunts and hanging a flag in the window of
their living area. three students have been charged with misdemeanor, hate crime and battery by the district attorney charges. people are taking time to remember president j.f.k. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. here's some new video. this is president ken dip's grave site this morning. arlington national cemetery. people are paying respect, laying flowers near the eternal flame. earlier this week, president obama and former president bill clinton laid a wreath at president kenny's grave site. coming up for you at 7:45. we'll take you live to dallas, texas, where that city, well, they are talking for the first time. they are commemorating the anniversary of his death in another special guy, again, 50 -- special way, again, 50 years ago today. taking aim at toy guns. what a state lawmaker will propose this morning after the tragic shooting death of a 13-
year-old with a fake gun and why some oppose the plan. making things horse worse. how north korea's detention of a palo alto man, it is having an impact on very touchy negotiations over nuclear power. good morning. newschopper2 showing us a line at the jack london ferry terminal. how b.a.r.t. service is affecting every other commute in the bay area with delays on the roads, on the boats and on other train systems. well, still breezy to windy for most. not for all. i will tell you if that breeze and wind will hold into the weekend and a beautiful sunrise over the city.
b.a.r.t.'s spokesman, jim allison, that they intend to start some service soon. they have to do tests. if all of the tests go okay, they will start to run some systems. it still won't be as normal but at least some people will get on the trains. this is something that we have just found out. we'll let you know more about it. people have started to take the cars and the ferries and the traffic will be busier throughout the bay area. >> thank you, sal. in other news -- concern about a man held against will in north korea. 85-year-old merrill neuman of palo alto went to north korea last month but was pulled off a plane and has been detained ever since. secretary of state john kerry says it is another disturbing choice by the pyongyang government. other officials say this hipedders efforts to restart
negotiations over north korea's nuclear program. the u.s. is downplaying claims by the president of the central african republic that he's negotiating the surrender of joseph coney. the president said he's negotiating with coney and that his government had complied with a request from kony for food supplies. u.s. officials say there's no reason to believe that kony is part of the negotiations. students in san jose, you may be spending more time in class. city councilman sam lakardo is launching an online petition to extend the school day for public school students. he's hoping to get in on the ballot. he says a longer school day would help prepare many students for college. he says that would also reduce crimes since kids would be spending more time in class and less time out on streets. there's no word on how much longer he would like to extend that school day. in just a couple of hours,
oakland international airport will officially open its new air traffic control tower. work on that new tower has taken more than two years. now it's 236 feet tall, it replaces two older towers. oakland's airport received a $33 million federal grant to pay for it. the tower has received a gold environmental rating from the green building council. looking for a new investment how about 49ers' tight end vernon davis? a startup will be selling stock in his career. san francisco-based fan text incorporated wants to shell 400,000 shares at $10 a pop. that $4 million would go to davis in exchange for a 10% cut of his future earnings. the company took davis because it believes he has interesting brand attributes. the securities and exchange commission has okayed the idea. kind of an interesting concept. >> and vernon is a great guy,
too. >> yes. a lot to talk about for sal. b.a.r.t. and new information and all kinds of stuff. >> yeah. you know, b.a.r.t. had said they were not gonna have service for the entire morning. now we've had a change. now they are saying some service will be restored very soon. it continues to change. we are in touch with b.a.r.t. and let you know what happens. but apparently there is going to be some service starting up soon. we'll let you know more about that. let's take a look now at the freeways. this particular problem on 680 is because police activity southbound 680 near washington. 680 is a mess heading into san jose because of police activity and it's going to be there for a while. do not take the sunol grade or 680 if you can avoid using that. use 238 to 580 to 880. let's take a look at the route on the -- first of all, let's take a look at the bay bridge toll plaza, it's sold out.
jam packed because of people getting in the car getting into san francisco. this is much busier than normal. 30 to 45-minute b.a.r.t. delays. i talked about 880 as an alternate to 680 but it's slow as well. more people on the roads, windy conditions and b.a.r.t. is not operating, at least in full service. now we're getting word that some trains are running. let's go to steve. still a wind advisory out. a patch of low clouds making for a beautiful sunrise for those of you listening. but you are not watching. >> now, it will be sunny to mostly sunny. maybe a little wraparound clouds coming in. wind advisory still goes until 10:00. some of the stronger gust in the hills. i've seen it go from 63 to 48 to 45. things are decreasing. overnight was the main focus. half moon bay 44. blackhawk, 45. fairfield, 46. santa rosa, 53. although they are calm and 45. petaluma, 45 degrees. petaluma, 55 miles an hour.
wind forecast shows breezy conditions to blustery. not everybody is in on this. i know. when you tweet me and you say it's not windy here and it's howling. i know, i know. it's for most of everybody. [laughter] >> 22 in concord. 18, although that's tailing off. it's not as strong as it was at 3:00, 4:00. areas that are calm or have less than five miles an hour. that low will take a tumble. it will be more so on sunday. 25 fairfield out of the north. napa, 18 airport with humidity at 6%. amazingly dry. calm in novato, concord, 10 miles per hour. it was 20, 30 earlier to 40. still a little component or a northerly breeze including sfo. 45 santa rosa. 49 livermore. 49 redwood city. these temperatures i think sunday morning you will see a lot of 30s inland. 40s or 30s even close to the coast and bay. some of the clouds wrapping back around. not a lot.
high pressure is in charge with the low down into southern california. so still a strong northeast wind. it can be warm for some. not too bad for others. 26 in tahoe. 12 in truckee. 12 in truckee. eureka is 35. therein lies the huge difference between a breeze or no breeze. we'll see temperatures today in the 60s. 70s. if you are heading to southern california, it will rain. back toker to rid and dave -- back to tori and dave. hitting the skies this holiday season? what you need to know if you are heading to the airport today and why you might want to allow yourself extra time to get to your destination. and parts of california are thinking. why scientists say the ground has -- are sinking. why scientists say the ground has dropped almost a foot in some places.
train sitting at the tracks. a b.a.r.t. spokesperson told us full service will be up and running by 8:15 in, in just an hour. there's still a lot of frustrated people who have been waiting. normally, b.a.r.t. trains start running at 4:00 a.m. this is due to a computer glitch reported around midnight. more on this coming up in a live report. but again, b.a.r.t. service being restored. should be fully up and running by 8:15. geologists say a big part of california is sinking. the scientists say too much water is being pumped out of the underground water system in the central valley. they say the ground is dropping as much as a food every year -- foot every year in some places. usgs scientist michelle snead says that means canals and aquaducts are not flowing the way they should. >> the rain could fall, we could capture more, then the
ground water levels wouldn't fall. >> a spokesman for the pacific institute says agriculture and growing populations in both the northern and southern part of california are using more water. he adds there are no laws that regulate ground water use. just for the holidays, google is opening six popup stores around the country. the nearest one to us is in roseville, just east of sacramento. the stores all future an igloo- like dome where customers can make slow motion videos of themselves playing in virtual snow. customers can test nexus 7 tablets, and chrome. but they will have to go online to actually buy the products. a bay area holiday tradition is about to kick off in san francisco. look at how cute these guys are. the spca will unveil their
windows and macy's. the puppies and kittens will be featured who are available for adoption. they've found more than 2600 animals a new home. you can see the display starting tonight through january 5th. all right. 7:26. i don't know if you heard the wind overnight. it was really howling. the mess it's made so far. it's still being cleaned up. we'll show you some of the damage in the east bay. >> reporter: the trains are -- the b.a.r.t. trains are expected to be running soon. b.a.r.t. passengers are on the platform. we'll tell you why many passengers remain frustrated. good morning. hirm 24, traffic will be busier because of the b.a.r.t. service disruption. find out how the delay times are ramping up around the bay. we went from rain being the big story to wind. in fact, we transition in about an hour and a half yesterday, it seemed like. ♪
all right. good morning. live pictures from the west oakland b.a.r.t. station. this train just pulled into the station. commuters, finally getting some good news. b.a.r.t. service is slowly being restored after major computer problems caused no b.a.r.t. service between midnight and now, basically. normally it starts at 4:00 a.m. a b.a.r.t. spokesperson said some trains
are running right now. you are looking at it live as this train pulls out of the station. i'm sure a lot of relieved commuters on board there. we'll have a live report coming up shortly here on "mornings on 2." good morning. i'm tori campbell. >> that was good to see. >> yeah, it was. >> i'm dave clark. let's talk weather and traffic. here's steve. thank you. a few low clouds around. some higher clouds. but overall, mostly sunny. windy for some. not as bad. oakland airport at about 2:00 this morning. 44, 45 miles an hour. now it's 22. not as windy. it will be decreasing, blustery, breezy under mostly sunny skies. temperatures, if the wind dies down and if is for a few, it can be downright cold. wind advisory goes until 10:00. it's a north or northeast breeze. that can be very mild to warm for some. these are overnight. 44 to 55. petaluma, 55. 63 above the caldecott here. still 25 miles per hour for some out to travis. the breeze will still continue
for a few although some areas are not that bad. highs starting ofl in the 40s and 50s on the lows. we'll end up anywhere from 40s, 50s, 60s. arizona got a ton of rain there. breezy to windy at times. not as bad as it has been the last couple of hours. that's for sure. 50, 60s, 70s. here's sal. steve, we have better news for b.a.r.t. commuters. the the system has been running again. they had done some of the work to ramp the system up. more people are on the road because of the -- well, the trains were not running for a good portion of the time. in fact, they started running 15 years ago. all of the early commuters were in the car. traffic is very, very slow at the toll plaza and approaching the bay bridge. this is affecting traffic in contra costa county and on highway 880. if you want an alternate, use
the san mateo bridge. that looks pretty good. there is a small delay there. but it's not been as bad as other days. it's very gusty and windy as steve has been mentioning. 880 is slow, very slow from 238 heading down to union city. southbound 680 is slow because of police activity. let's go back to the desk. as you heard sal say, we're following the breaking news about this morning's shutdown of the entire b.a.r.t. system trains. we saw them live a minute ago. finally, starting to run on b.a.r.t. full service expected within the next hour. you also heard sal say expect delays. now, jim alison held a news conference just a couple of minutes ago. >> we're beginning service again. it's about 50% capacity to begin with. we'll ramp up over the next hour to 100% capacity. by 8:15 or 8:30 or so we should be back at full capacity. >> again, that's jim allison of
b.a.r.t. a computer problem late last night will cause a system wide shutdown of b.a.r.t. the situation is slowly improving every minute. even as b.a.r.t. trains are starting to run, there are a lot of unhappy b.a.r.t. riders. some say they are fed up. first the b.a.r.t. strike and now the shutdown. brian flores is at the hayward b.a.r.t. station. you've been out there all morning. you've been hearing from a lot of angry people this morning. >> reporter: yeah, i sure have. frustration, confusion, just a lot of frustrated and angry b.a.r.t. commuter riders. behind me a stark contrast from what we saw 20 minutes ago. a lot of people waiting on the platform. now that we just saw a b.a.r.t. train move through here, that was the san francisco daly city line. no matter how passengers are feeling, a lot of them were very ininconvenienced. i want to -- inconvenienced. this was video at the b.a.r.t. station there.
train running. good news for b.a.r.t. passengers this morning. a lot of them were sitting on benches, looking at their cell phone, making phone call, social media. newschopper2 was above as well taking a look at the hayward b.a.r.t. station where the train was stuck here for several hours from this computer glitch that started around midnight. many passengers are definitely fed up. they've had to deal with a b.a.r.t. strike. there was that b.a.r.t. fire, b.a.r.t. train fire in late october at the orinda station that caused heavy delays. now you have the computer glitch. it's really frustrating. i feel like when i get off my stakes at the embarcadero, the es-- off my station at embarcadero, the escalators are not working. i'm like didn't they just get a 12% raise? are you kidding me? >> reporter: we spoke to one passenger who was here since about 3:30. he was able to finally get a ride to work in the city as well. but as we take it back out here
live, just a few minutes ago, we saw one b.a.r.t. train move through. as you heard jim allison say full system should be back online at 8:15. expect delays today. we're live here from the hayward b.a.r.t. station, brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. >> this morning's computer meltdown on b.a.r.t. comes at the same time, b.a.r.t. is dealing with another contract crisis. coming up in about 15 minutes, what union leaders plan to do today and what they are saying about the possibility of another b.a.r.t. strike. 7:36. happening now -- there's a massive cleanup underway this morning from the mess that was created by last night's wind storm. some car owners must find some other way to get to work as trees fell on top of their cars like this one in oakland. janine de la vega joins us now with the damage elsewhere in the east bay. good morning, janine. >> reporter: good morning. well, the winds were so strong last night that it blew over
this sign showing the prices at the world gas station. you know, it's very heavy. so that tells you how powerful the gusts were. fortunately, it didn't injure anyone. just damage to the sound and the plants below. there were numerous reports of trees down throughout concord that came down last night when winds were blowing hard. this tree uprooted and toppled over into the street. it damaged the gate, bending the iron bars at the apartment complex where it was growing. it also started one man walking on the sidewalk when he says it came crashing down in front of him. >> it took off this whole lane right here all the way to the next curb. tried to take a picture. it was too dark. hopefully there's nobody out here that got blocked off. vehicles going around. buses. >> reporter: earlier this morning, the winds were blowing about 30, who miles an hour. here's video that we took earlier showing everything
blowing around. winds have decreased and are about 12, 28 miles an hour. it's expected to die down more today. i just spoke to the director of public works who says that crews were out overnight taking care of the damage. they are meeting right now trying to assess what they still need to clean up. reporting live from concord, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. one of the things sal's been talking about all morning, the chp issued a wind advisory at the bridges including the bay bridge, benicia, car key knees and san mateo bridges. you are being urged to lose a lot of caution. slow down. you will feel the winds. the chp warns to keep both hands on the steering wheel. it could be bumpy as you go through the wind gusts, especially on a bridge. 7:38. our other big story this morning is also wind-related. a big grass fire burning in napa county. according to calfire, about 40 to 50 people had to be evacuated this morning because the fire was making its way
towards some homes. ktvu's pam cook spoke to calfire and joins us from the newsroom. >> reporter: the wind fueled this grass fire in napa county. the good news from calfire is that the winds have died down there a bit at this hour. i just spoke to calfire. 20 to 30 homes were threatened bid fire in the soda canyon area north of the city of napa. a fire captain says firefighters made great progress in keeping the fire away from the homes. there's also concern for wineries. >> i'm unaware of any wineries threatened. there are a lot of the vineyards in the area. we'll have a better idea now that it's daylight on what we're dealing with. >> reporter: we're checking in with calfire now that it is to daylight. the fire started late last night near soda canyon road. dwroen to more than 300 acres or so. at last check, it's about 50%
contained. they have definitely made progress. when we went on the air at 4:30 it was only 30% contained. no reports of any injuries. that's the good news as well. soda canyon is closed. silverado trail is open from what we understand. winds were about 35 miles an hour in napa county early this morning. no word on the cause of the fire. pam cook, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, pam. viewers are sending us some amazing photos of the wind storm damage. this is a photo from brian in san leandro. he said he was walking when he came across the fence that looks like it collapsed because of the wind. check out this photo from michael in vallejo where a tree and branches fell on top of a car. we would like to see your picture of damage to the storm. send them to email@example.com or post them to our twitter and took pages. 7:40. happening today -- it's sentencing day for convicted 79- year-old serial killer joseph
naso. he faces a possible death sentence when he goes before a young in marin county at 9:00 this morning. earlier, a jury convicted him of killing four women in northern california. the crimes dating back to the 1970s. naso lived in reno and acted as tis own lawyer at the trial. he repeatedly denied that he killed those women. a late sawmaker will introduce a bill -- a state lawmaker will introduce a bill to put restrictions on toy guns. a sonoma county sheriff's deputy mistook a teen's toy gun for a real assault rifle. the bill by state senator noreen evans would be required the guns be painted a bright color. critics say this violates constitutional rights of gun owners. the holidayer travel season
kicks into full gear today at airports across the bay area. san francisco international says it expects today will be its busiest day for the upcoming thanksgiving holiday with 130 passengers coming and going. about 1.2 million people are expected to pass through sfo from today through december 1st. passengers are being told to allow extra time to check in and get through the security checkpoints. mineta airport is also expecting a big rush. the airport is predicting a 5% increase in passengers over the thanksgiving holiday. the airport advises travelers to check in online, review the tsa security procedures and alou plenty of time at the procedure -- allow plenty of time at the airport. new reaction from parents of a san jose state freshman who was the victim of what prosecutors are calling a hate crime. plus -- new information on a new suspect about to be charged in the case. and we'll go live to dallas
to see how events are proceeding to mark this 50th anniversary of the assassination of president kennedy. highway 24, word of a new crash westbound inside the fourth bore of the caldecott tunnel. find out how the b.a.r.t. troubles have affected traffic around the bay. still breezy to windy now under mostly sunny skies. but i will tell you when we come back if the wind will decrease or pick up again over the weekend. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
we can't see who has been hit, if anything. but apparently something is wrong here. >> that radio report from 50 years ago today captures the shock and panic as people watched the car carrying president kennedy racing through dallas began to realize that he had been shot. many americans remember exactly where they were on the day president john f. kennedy was assassinated 50 years ago. around the country, remembrance ceremonies are being held. let's go live to dallas with more. >> reporter: good morning. to put all of this into perspective for you, this ceremony is taking place basically in the exact same spot where president kennedy was assassinated some 50 years ago. we're footsteps away from the 6th floor window. people have already started to gather on the grassy knoll,
this is where he spent the last moments of his life and now it's where he will be remembered today. >> the motorcade moves into the downtowrn area. >> reporter: november 22nd, 1963, the world watched the news in horror. >> a shocked nation we -- weeps. >> reporter: the city of dallas -- >> it was a northern, warm day. >> reporter: this man was a 32- year-old reporter for the dallas morning news. he witnessed the assassination. >> it was pandamonium. we didn't know who was shooting, how many were shooting and where the shots were coming from. >> reporter: this headline says a lot. this man is a sunday editor for the dallas morning news. headlines reflect the pain, anger and confusion of the time. >> eventually, people across the country began to say, well, is dallas the city of hate? are we blaming dallas for the
killing of j.f.k.? >> reporter: many are marking the anniversary of the assassination by reliving that fateful day looking up at that infamous 6th floor window. and taking tours like this one helping people understand what it was like to be here in dallas on that day some 50 years ago. >> right here is where the shot rang out. >> reporter: memories that still bring people to dallas. >> it took me right back to 1963. >> reporter: honoring a young president whose life and legacy were cut short. >> it was just a very great shock. >> reporter: tori to show you how much of an inprint this has left on the city of dallas, one of the papers has actually decided to reprint the front page of their newschopper2 from the day after the assassination. in fact, this is really the first official ceremony the city of dallas has ever had honoring president kennedy. so there is a lot of -- there is a lot of people here really
who are trying to remember that day but also trying to look forward. >> thank you. and a bay area university named after president kennedy will also hold a service today. the memorial at john f. kennedy in pleasant hill begins at 10:00 a.m. the school will hold a moment of silence. a witness in dallas on the day of the assassination will give a speech. j.f.k. university is the only university in the u.s. named after president kennedy. well, this morning, b.a.r.t. union leaders meet with their lawyers about their next move in the latest contract dispute with management. yesterday, they voted to reject the tentative contract agreement unless the leave prevision was taken out. union members say the vote is illegal and they are weighing their options. that includes, going to court, back to the bargaining table, putting the amended contract to
a vote or going on strike for a third time this year. >> we're talking a lot about b.a.r.t. this morning. not necessaryley because of that -- necessarily because of that but because there was a computer glitch. let's check in with sal to see what's happening. >> it'sing having a major effect on the commute even though service has been restored at least partially. but all of the roads are going to be busy, especially in the east bay and now there is an accident inside one of the caldecott tunnels. it doesn't sound super serious but it's adding to the delays we've seen. at the bay bridge toll plaza, we've had big delays this morning. had a bunch of people say it took them longer to get to work. kind enough to call me after they got there. people are using carpool lanes and those are crowded, too but it's still a much better option. if you are driving on the freeways, 880 is slow, heading south. we had an earlier crash southbound 680 on the sunol
grade. fortunately that problem seems to have cleared up. 680 spblnd as you drive through concord and walnut creek -- southbound as you drive through concord and walnut creek, give yourself extra time. the south bay has been doing pretty well. 7:50. let's go to steve. thank you, sal. under mostly sunny skies. might be a few patches of low clouds or high clouds especially if you are out towards discovery bay. it's sunny. the wind is the big story. what fa crazy week transitioning from no rain to a lot of rain. still gusts around 40. some of the higher elevations. 45. not everyone is in on it. i get it. most locations are. some of the gusts overnight anywhere from 44 to 55. one of the strongest around the caldecott. fire danger hard to believe after what we had on wednesday and thursday. tuesday and wednesday. fire danger still exists for
some. winds will be decreasing. the humidity is just so low. bone-dry here. 25 fairfield. napa, 18. about 6% humidity at the napa airport. incredibly dry. there is a little component of an easterly or northerly wind. the lows are rarin' to go. they will starting tomorrow for semany and i think for everybody -- for many as we lose the breeze. see some of the wraparound. some of the clouds are close. 26 in tahoe. it's 12 in truckee. they have a little south wind at 6. if it weren't for that, they would be in the single digits. 30s up in eureka. strong low is pumping in tremendous rain in arizona. breezy, sunny, windy at times. a few clouds around. but overall, it's sunny to mostly sunny. highs today all over the place. very, very windy up until lake
county, according to chloe up there. the temperatures are wind- driven. 60s, 70s. probably warmer in berkeley. same for santa cruz, gilroy, 60s for many. even half moon bay at 70 with 7 san mateo. and daly city looks to be warmer than san bruno or brisbane. cold lows. a lot of sun and then increasing clouds by next tuesday. in a very important decision by covered california, we'll tell you the people who received the insurance cancellations notices, if they will get a break. why an executive who helped promote tesla in the u.s. and overseas is no longer with the company.
stocks opening fairly flat. yesterday the dow closed at 16,000 for the first time. bad news from ross weighing on the market. its stock is down 8% after getting a warning about its holiday season sales. the dow, right now it's up. still above 16,000. the nasdaq is also up 12 and s&p is up 2. 7:55. the major executive at tesla has left the company. it's been a difficult time for the palo alto electric automobilemaker. the government is ininvestigating tesla after several model s cars caught fire while three workers suffered bushes at its fremont plant last month. now there's word that george blankenship has left. el actually left several weeks ago -- he actually left several weeks ago to spend more time with his family, including four grandkids. a car breaking down on the bay bridge could mean waiting for hours to get help if you wind up in one specific parking
lot. some drivers say they waited more than five hours for a tow truck at the parking lot that's just east of the toll plaza. caltrans says a wait that long, that's unusual. the drivers who break down may not be able to tell tow truck dispatchers exactly where they are. >> sometimes the dispatchers will want to know the street address. people may not know or know how to describe the street address at the toll plaza. >> caltrans recommends drivers call 511 to ask for freeway help for a tow if you are ever stranded. many skiers will head to tahoe and snowboarders. right now, the only lift open is boreil. heaven will open. kirkwood and northstar were supposed to open this weekend but they delayed their opening date. 7:57. well, breaking news affecting hundreds of thousands of commuters.
b.a.r.t. trains finally beginning to run again after a system wide shutdown from a computer glitch that started at midnight. >> reporter: a huge mess in this oakland neighborhood as this huge tree comes crashing down taking with it power lines and causing damage and this isn't the only place we found problems inspect city. right now, we still have slow traffic out there on the roads because of the earlier b.a.r.t. station. see how b.a.r.t. troubles are affecting commutes all over the bay. a lot of sunshine out there. but the wind has definitely influenced not only some of the wind directions that might impact some of the forecasted highs as well. plus we'll talk about how long this wind advisory will last.
welcome back. live pictures of a b.a.r.t. train pulling out from the west oakland b.a.r.t. station. we're watching. welcome back to "mornings on 2." b.a.r.t.'s service slowly coming back after major computer problems all morning long. and a commute problem as well. you will get a live report on everything and also on what people are saying, what commuters are saying about all of this. that's coming up in just a moment. friday morning. november 22nd. i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. let's get a quick look at weather and traffic. weather, the other top story. steve, my car blew all over the
place, in the caldecott tunnel. >> that's one of the strongest places. stairfield, 29 miles an hour. napa, 21. oakland north at 6. concord, 10. had gusts to 20. eermly or northeast -- easterly or northeast. san jose, mountain view, more of a westerly breeze. 40ed and 50s -- 40s and 50s. the low is held up considerably. some areas 50s to upper 50s. some high clouds might wrap back around. a little bit in the east bay, south bay. overall, sunny, brierezy to windy. not as bad as overnight. a few clouds around. but the wind will be decreasing. even though it will be blustery, highs anywhere from 60s, 70s to mid-70s. here's sal. the b.a.r.t. system was not running for the longest time. more people are on the roads.
they came to the toll plaza, now we're beginning to see some improvement we got lucky because on friday sometimes the traffic volume is lighter. we're thinking that may help us out a little bit later on. southbound 680s that been rough -- 680, that's been rough. there are a couple of fender- benders. southbound 680 near sheridan there is an injury accident in the right lane. on the peninsula, the traffic is going to be busy as you drive. 101. 2880 is a better option. it's clear as you drive burlingame down to san mateo county. as we've been reporting. b.a.r.t. trains have begun to run again after a some wide shutdown. full service is expected later this hour. tara moriarty has been following this since 4:30 this morning. she joins us with live updates from the west oakland b.a.r.t. station. >> reporter: we're here at the west oakland b.a.r.t.
place on the platform, where you can see this train is pulling out. a lot of folks standing on the platform had a real up and down morning, a lot of them, very frustrated with everything that's been going on here. b.a.r.t. was able to fix its system wide computer glitch at 7:15 this morning. they started at 50% capacity. they've been ramping up service. we should be fully restored in the next 15 minutes to a half an hour. now we caught the first train pulling in and out of here. it was obviously quite the wait for some people who were standing around just very frustrated but officials say the computer systems and central control were not communicating properly with the tracks. train operators and track crews were having to route the trains and that was time consuming. technical problem happened shortly before midnight. 19 trains with almost 1,000 people on board were affected. those passengers experienced delays up to two hours long. obviously b.a.r.t. doesn't want to have that problem. trains stopped running at 3:00
a.m. here we are four hours later and they will back on track. things should be completely normal at 8:30 this morning. tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news that's what happened overnight. happening now -- still strong wind around the bay area causing dangerous situations like that. two people were killed. almost 20,000 pg&e customers still have no electricity. ktvu's claudine wong is live in oak. you've been on this story all morning long. the cleanup is going on. those winds got to 50 miles an our or more, claudine. >> reporter: they caused a mess in and around oakland. in this neighborhood, they are still without power. this is the reason why. this huge tree came crashing down and when it did, it took quite a few power lines with it. there are quite a few downed wires. it took out this car that was right in its path. where did this tree come from?
well, it used to sit in the front yard of this home. we talked to a woman who lived there and who says she was home when this happened and she described what she heard. >> my room is right there in the front. so i seen it from my window. >> reporter: how loud was it? >> really loud. like a boom like a [bleep] big noise. >> reporter: things are booming all around oakland last night. we've been driving around the city since very early this morning and found downed trees in multiple places on freeway offramps, on major thoroughfares. a lot of places, the cleanup crews had not arrived. in some places, oakland police were keeping an eye on things, making sure no one got hurt. but waiting for hours for people to come by. it was a deadly night, two people lost their lives overnight because of these wind storms. want to take you over to foothill and austin so you can see what it looked like there last night. about 8:00 last night, a man was standing on the street when
the wind knocked down power lines. one of the lines hit him. he was electrocuted and killed. on skyline, another fatality. a driver was going down the street, swerved to avoid debris in the street, hit a tree head on and that accident killed him. we have two accidents. a lot of people affected by this huge wind event that we've had overnight and into this morning. where we are, the winds have died down. if we come back out here live, this is apprentice avenue. the cleanup is going to take a very long time. neighbors out here say they had an oakland police officer come by at one point, let them know he called it in. we did see a pg&e truck briefly for a short time. this is not going to be an easy cleanup. it will take a long time. they do not have power. people will be feeling the effects of this for quite a while. live in oakland, claudine wong,
ktvu channel 2 news. because of those power outages we'll keep mentioning the time. the time is 8:06. we have new information about developing news from napa county. crews are getting the upper hand on a big wind-whipped grass fire. this started late last night just off soda canyon road. we did check in with calfire. she says crews are starting to wind the battle against this big fire. it's now 300 acres. it's 50% contained. theirs no word of -- there's no word of any injuries. the fire has not burned any homes. but a mandatory evacuation order is still in effect. that order is for people who live along loma vista, shady oaks, and ridge drives as well as on soda springs and chimney rock roads. it will stale in effect for at least the -- stay in effect for at least the next couple of hours. it all depends on the weather. at one time last night, close to 60,000 pg&e customers were without power in the bay area. but we just received the latest numbers from pg&e a few minutes ago. 13,000 customers still do not
have electricity in the east bay. power is out to approximately 4500 customers in the north bay. at one time, nearly 20,000 did not have electricity in sonoma county. the outages currently affecting 56 customers on the peninsula and there are nine customers who don't have power in the south bay. pg&e blames the winds for taking down power lines and causing traps former issues. it will take hours before power is fully restored. viewers are sending us some amazing photos of the wind storm damage. in oakland, there are some frightening families for the ortega family when a high tree crashed into a cottage in the rear of their home. it happened late last night near kaiser hospital. everyone is safe. power was knocked out. this is a photo from tony. a tree fell down on rohnert taking out a treat light pole and blocking roadsed on adrian and southwest boulevard --
roads on adrian and southwest boulevard. send us our photos @ktvu.com or post them to our twitert and facebook pages -- twitter and facebook pages. we have a quote from the family of that victim from san jose state. it reads -- the family went on to be say -- there are new reports that a fourth san jose state university student will be charged today in that hate crime case. if that happens, a total of four white students would be accused of racially bullying an
african-american roommate. reportedly among other things, a bike lock was attached to his neck and a confederate flag was hung in their shared room in the campus. one student says the flag was only recently taken down and that he considered it offensive. >> there's not a lot of african- american students here. in most of my classes, i'm usually the only african- american student. i kind of feel like i'm always being watched like. >> three students have been charged with misdemeanor hate crimes and battery. all three were suspended. 8:10. san francisco state is dealing with its own race and relige on issues -- religion issues. critics call a message anti- semitic. the palestinian group calls accusations baseless and says its members are the victims of a smear campaign. but san francisco state's president issued a statement saying there's no place for
celebrating violence or promoting intoll cans, big gotry or anti-- bigotry or antisemitism. we're following breaking news. we're watching b.a.r.t. live. these are live pictures you are looking at. looking at the b.a.r.t. train, slowly starting to recover from the -- slowly starting to recover from the computer problems. we'll tell you what b.a.r.t. is saying about those problems and how riders are reacting. a bay area man is still being held against his will in north korea. how it's impacting the already strained relations between the u.s. and north korea. good morning. we still have very slow traffic in some areas out there. 280 northbound looks okay. i will show you how the b.a.r.t. delays are affecting drivers. windy for some overnight, many have gusts over 50 miles an hour. but will it carry into the weekend. i will have that forecast and see if it decreases or increases the next couple of days. ♪
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froing concerns from north korea about a bay area man held against his will and how this may affect relations between the u.s. and north korea. 85-year-old merrill neuman went to north korea last month but he was removed from a plane and has been detained ever since. secretary of state john kerry says it's another disturbing decision by the north korean government. other u.s. officials say this hipedders efforts to restart talks about north korea's nuclear program. now, dianne feinstein says
she's aware about mr. neuman's situation and has contacted his family and the state department trying to get his release. in afghanistan, tribal elders are going over a security agreement with the united states that lays out a plan to keep up to 15,000 american troops in afghanistan after the plan withdrawal of foreign troops next year. afghan president karzai is urging the council to approve the security agreement. but he also says he would prefer that his successor sign it after the elections in april. now, that surprised the u.s. white house spokesperson says president obama wants the security agreement approved and signed by afghanistan's government by the end of this year. 8:15. house speaker john boehner is signed up for obamacare after tweeting his frustration with the process. boehner says he had to restart the process several times. he tweeted photos of him at the computer and wrote about receiving multiple error messages. boehner said he had to call
into the help desk for the washington, d.c. health insurance exchange. he says a few hours later, he got a call back and was able to successfully complete the process. the board that oversees the covered california health insurance exchange voted not to go along with president obama's offer to extend healthcare plans set to expire at the end of the year. president obama has said each state could decide if it wants to allow insurance companies to renew those policies for more than one year, actually for one more year. the board determined that extending the deadline would just create confusion. >> it's difficult for people to who are experiencing premium increases. we're very sympathetic to their situation. that's what the federal law does to some folks. they will pay more and some folks will pay less. covered california is taking
steps to try to help those people. a new hot line is scheduled to be up and running by monday where people can call to find out their options and ktvu.com has a special section to help you navigate the affordable care act. look for the hot topics section. still a mystery around wednesday's stabbing of a high school teacher in santa rosa. investigators say a 16-year-old student stabbed his teacher several times using a metal mechanical pencil. the teacher suffered very serious injuries but is expected to fully recover. the attack at that alternative school has led to calls for better campus security. 8:17. a one-day street art exhibit in san francisco drew plenty of attention. that was just what the artist intended. six creativedy decorated toilets lined a corner on market street. the ka modes were on display to draw attention to the lack of bathroom facilities around the world. by the end of the day, there
were several online bids for the bathroom displays. the money raised will help convert retired muni buses into hygiene stations for the holeless in the city. the presidio trust board says it will take until early next year to choose what should replace the old sports basement board in the police sid grow -- presidio. it's asking for changes by george lucas to put in a cultural arts museum. the chairwoman says the current plan is inappropriate and too big for crissy field. the board also wants clarification on the two other proposals. 8:18. lots happening in our morning commute. and sal, i don't know where you would start. >> well, the theme has been the same throughout, though. as you guys know, we didn't have b.a.r.t. service for a long time. that's really affected the service throughout the bay area especially in the east bay. i want to show you some things. 580 is backed up to castro
valley. are you kidding me? that's right. 580 from castro valley all the way true the 24 interchange. 880 is backed up out of union city solid line all the way to downtown oakland. so people, they heard what was going on with b.a.r.t. they said -- i'm just gonna get into my car. this is what happened. it's just ridiculous out there. if you can put it off, please do. let's take a look at some live pictures. bay bridge still very slow so the backup is more than we can estimate. at the toll plaza itself, it's maybe a 30-minute delay. getting there is another story. if you are driving in san jose, the south bay, that has been actually doing pretty well. northbound 280 gets up to the 880 interchange. it looks okay. the south bay has not been as feactsed by this -- affected by this. there is a new crash in fremont near var gis. there's been a few crashes there this morning. let's go to steve. of thank you, sal -- thank
you, sal. had some patchy low clouds. most of those have disappeared. wind was the big story last night. it will still be windy for some, not or all, but breezy, blustery windy but decreasing from nevada to here, northern california here. blustery and then breezy conditions. strong low in southern california, arizona. arizona, phoenix looking for three to five inches of rain down there. that's a whopper of a system. we get the end result wind up here. the same system that gave us our rain. wind advisory until 10:00. overnight, 44, half moon bay, blackhawk, 45. santa rosa, 53. petaluma, 55 miles an hour. right above the caldecott. that was about 3:30 this moeshing. still fairfield. concord northeast, gusts to 20. oakland north. yet not that bad at santa rosa. novato is not that bad.
sfo, 16. westerly breeze half moon bay, and also san jose. most locations in the north- northeast direction, though. 40s, 50s to almost 60. again, one minute it's breezy and then the lows will be colder and there could be wraparound clouds going up to the sierra nevada. keep an eye on it if you are up there. i doubt it. you are probably far enough up there. probably central sierra. 27 in tahoe t was 12. look at the stream of -- i mean, that's pounding arizona. much of that all the way up to flagstaff. parts of southern california. again, maybe some wraparound clouds up in the sierra. i doubt it. but we'll mention it. breezy, sunny, to windy. other locations hardly have any breeze. chilly, mild. there could be a few areas, 7 to 8 -- 70 to 80. clearlake, 7 a. santa rosa, 78 -- 75. santa rosa, 78.
antioch, 76. 60s for many or 70 half moon bay to 67 redwood city. enjoy it if you are on the coast. cold morning lows, especially sunday. that will be for everybody and then a little bit on the mostly sunny, partly sunny side early next week. >> thank you, steve. taking aim at toy guns. what a state lawmaker will propose this morning after the tragic shooting death. a 13-year-old with a fake gun and why some oppose the plan. plus the big game tomorrow that will be a battle of the team with the worst record of one of the best. why you should give yourself some extra time to get to this game.
welcome back. 8:24. the holiday season means more spending on gifts, parties, decorations and using those credit cards. well, now the transunion credit agency reports americans are expected to charge, $131 billion on bank cards during december. almost 16.5% more than an average month. but charge cards often get put away in february and march, when we put about 11% less than credit cards. fans of the microsoft xbox lined up outside stores around the country. the new x pox went on sale at midnight. it's microsoft's first new console since launching the
first one eight years ago. the new ones includes and upgraded sensor. this is expected to be one of the hottest holiday gifts. it's expected to be in short supply. it's available through best buy, target and amazon. new reports of the 49ers won't be playing any monday night football games at their new stadium next year. the contra costa times says all of the 49er home games will be on sundays when the team moves to the new santa clara stadium. the big concern about monday night games traffic in silicon valley since the kickoff is normally at about 5:40. stadium workers want a year to work out the kinks. they plan to have monday night games by 2015. if you are planning to head to the big game between cal and stanford this weekend. get ready for a lot of traffic. the two teams will play at stanford stadium tomorrow at 1:00. the bears right now have the worst record in the pac 12
while the cardinals have eight wins. this is the 116th big game for these teams. the game is tied for 9th among the most played rivalry game in college football. 8:27. well, b.a.r.t. says full train service is scheduled to be back any minute now. we're live at a b.a.r.t. station. we've been on this all morning. we'll get a report for you on the backups caused by the overnight disruptions throughout the b.a.r.t. system. >> reporter: we're live in concord where strong winds toppled down trees and caused some damage. we'll show you some surveillance video that we just got in the last hour that shows you how powerful the gusts were. in the east bay, highway 24 is busy on the way to the tunnel. i will show you how the east bay freeways have really taken a hit because of the earlier b.a.r.t. problems. still windy for some, especially up into lake county or maybe where you are. other areas, the winds have
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8:30. good morning. welcome back. b.a.r.t. service, almost fully restored right now after major problems all morning long. these are live pictures. we're at the west oakland b.a.r.t. station. everyone seems pretty calm right now. coming up in a couple of minutes we'll head to the hayward b.a.r.t. station and get a live report from there on what computers are saying about everything that's been happening for those delays this morning. welcome back, friday, november 22nd. i'm dave clark. let's check weather and traffic for you. how is it looking, steve? >> clear. >> but still breezy for some.
santa rosa says calm. although probably far away you can find a brees. fairfield, 30s out of the north. napa airport 21. concord 10. but still university goes to 20 -- but still gusting to 20. nothing like we saw last night. 40s, 50s. the lows will take a drop right off the table tonight as the wind decreases into sunday. very vigorous low down into southern california, arizona giving them tremendous rain, especially arizona. some of that wraparound could send the clouds east bay, south bay. breezy for some, windy for others. chilly to mild. some of these temperatures with a north wind or east wind to hit the mid- to upper 70s. others will stay on the cool side. here's sal. we're having a bad commute in the east pay. a lot of people -- east bay. a lot of people heard about the problems and took the car even though the trains are running now, there's some delays. a lot of people took the car and 580 is backed up into
castro valley now or it was. it seems it's improving a little bit. 580 is backed up for most of the way all the way out there. i want to let you know that 880 is also slow all the way through. so please give yourself extra time if you are driving in the east bay. this morning's commute is also going to be slow. let's go to some live pictures. when you get to the toll plaza, it's backed up for about a 35, 40-minute delay. that's the time at the toll plaza. it doesn't count the time it will take you to get there. and this morning's commute in san francisco, that's been looking okay. northbound 101 traffic looks all right coming in from 2880 to the 80 split. at 8:32. back to the desk. b.a.r.t. trains are running again after trains prevented picking up any passengers for the first couple of hours of the commute. full service on b.a.r.t. expected at any moment. b.a.r.t.'s spokesman jim allison told us why it took so
long to fix that computer problem. >> train operators had to get out of the train, go down on the tracks, use a crank and move the rails into the proper alignment of that train could be moved. >> now, a computer problem late last night led to a shutdown of the entire system. even as b.a.r.t. trains are finally running, there are a lot of b.a.r.t. riders who are angry and frustrated of. they say first the b.a.r.t. strike then the shut down. brian flores is at the hayward station. you've been out there a while and you've heard an awful lot out there. >> reporter: i sure did, dave. it was not good news, at least from commuters this morning who are angry about this latest computer glitch that happened this morning. but listen, look, they've -- these commuters have gone through a lot in the past few month, the b.a.r.t. strike and this comur glitch did not help -- computer glitch did not help matters. about an hour ago, as you mentioned, we saw the first
b.a.r.t. trains running this morning. we also saw the first b.a.r.t. passengers going through the turnstiles at the b.a.r.t. station. some passengers had been there since 4:00 a.m. many waited it out looking at their cell phones, getting whatever information they could to see how they could get to work, school wherever they needed to go. this is another glitch for b.a.r.t. passengers were already frustrated with the b.a.r.t. strike. they are tired of the bickering between unions and management when it came to this glitch in the tentative agreement and this morning the delay on the system because of a computer glitch, commuters basically, they are over it. >> i've been here since 4:00 a.m. the first guy here. there's no way to get to san francisco. pretty much hoping that they fix it in a couple of hours. i hope so. >> it's really frustrating. i feel like, you know, when i get off my station at the embarcadero, the -- the escalators are not working.
i'm like didn't they just get a 12% raise? are you kidding me? everything is going haywire. >> reporter: in terms of this computer glitch, it was first reported around midnight. commuters say it was much worse than a strike because at least with a strike you had time to prepare. they didn't know until now the system was down. this system will be up at full capacity. sometime later on this morning. but a lot of frustrated b.a.r.t. passengers throughout the morning as well. brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. this morning's meltdown comes at the same time b.a.r.t. is dealing with another contract crisis. coming up in 15 minutes, what union leaders plan to do today and what they say about the possibility of another strike. a massive cleanup is underway to clean up all of the mess. falling debris continues to block roads while a few car owners must find a way to get around. in oakland, you can barely see
a white automobile covered with all of the crush. ktvu's janine de la vega has been checking out the wind damage in concord and joins us live where work crews are busy. you still need to hold onto your hat, janine? >> reporter: yeah, every once in a while, it gusts up. i'm afraid it will blow off. we'll been move from -- we've been moving from location to location. we're here at pixie land, where a parks crew came out and hauled this large tree branch that came crashing down. it was in the entrance of pixieland but they had to move it out of the way. public work crews still have not arrived to chop it up. this is one of the several incidents that occurred overnight. let's go to video. this is surveillance camera video from the world gas station on clayton road in concord that shows the power of the wind. you can see the large sign in the upper right corner of the streen show -- screen showing the gas prices. it toppled over because it was
so windy. fortunately, no one was injured. it damaged the sign and plants underneath it. the owner is calling out a crew to repair it. winds were gusting 30, who miles an hour in the area in thoring. you can see -- this morning. you can see from the video how it blew around the trees and flags. >> swaying a little bit as i'm walking home. picture yourself tilting to the side. >> reporter: on detroit, the wind blew down a tree. it damaged the apartment complex where it was growing. winds have died down compared to what they were. they are now between 12 to 28 miles per hour. they are expected to decrease later today. and back out here, you -- you
are looking at a live picture where you can see the -- it's sort of a gentle wind that's happening. but again, it did cause some damage throughout the city and public work crews are sort of assessing it this morning. a lot of it they were able to clean up last night. reporting live from concord, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. all morning long, janine and you and all of our teams have been talking about it. the bay bridge, the bar car key knees bridge -- the carquinez bridge, the san mateo, you are advised to slow down, keep both hands on the steering wheel. this photo is from brian. he said he was walking in san leandro when he came across this fence that looks like it just collapsed because of the wind. check out this photo from michael in vallejo where a tree
and branches fell on top of his car. we would like to see your pictures of damage from the storm. send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or post them to our twitter and facebook pages 8 ool 38. it's sentencing day for joseph naso. re faces a possible death -- he faces a possible death sentence in just about 15 minutes from now. naso lived in reno he acted as his own lawyer during the trial and repeatedly denied that he killed those women. this morning a state lawmaker from santa rosa will introduce legislation that would put new restrictions on toy guns. the proposed law is a response to last month's fatal shooting of 13-year-old andy lopez. a sonoma county sheriff's department mistook the toy gun for a real ak-47 assault rifle.
the bill by democratic state senator noreen evans would require the guns be painted a bright color. critics say this violates the stutional rights of -- constitutional rights of gun owners. the holiday travel season gets underway today. san francisco international expects today will be the busiest day for the upcoming thanksgiving holiday with 130,000 passengers coming and going. about 1.2 million people are expected to pass through sfo from today through december 1st. passengers are being told to allow extra time to check in and get through the security checkpoint. mineta san jose airport is expecting a big rush. the airport is predicting a 5% increase in passengers over the thanksgiving holiday. the airport virginias travelers to check in online review the security procedures and allow plenty of time at the airport.
8:40. remembering president john f. kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his death. these are live pictures from arlington national cemetery. you see the snrsh eternal flame from the grave -- you see the eternal flame from the grave coming up. >> reporter: b.a.r.t. trains are back up and running after a computer glitch causing a chaos for the morning commute. we'll tell you what to expect now. if you are driving in the east bay, you will notice a lot of slow traffic. san mateo bridge traffic is busy. how today's b.a.r.t. troubles have really affected the east bay commute. from yesterday morning's rain to the wind and then overnight, the wind cranked up but what about the weekend. i will tell you if the wind will go up or decrease.
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8:44. let's bring you up to date on some of the top stories -- the bay area will stay under a wind advisory for another hour. this surveillance video shows the wind gusts blowing down that price sign at a beation in concord. the -- gas station in concord. one victim was electrocuted when a live wire fell on him.
mandatory evacuations still in place for dozens of families in napa county because of a fast-moving wildfire. the cal trier spokesman said crews are voly getting the upper -- are slowly getting the upper hand. it's burned 300 acres. one out building was destroyed. so far no damage to any homes. and b.a.r.t. trains are running again after computer problems forced a system wide shutdown this morning. ktvu's tara moriarty has been on the story since 4:30. you are back now with a live update. >> reporter: b.a.r.t. trains are back up and running after being down for almost more than four hours. we've seen a lot of people scurrying here into the platforms to try to catch a train this morning. a lot of people will be late to work or school today. b.a.r.t. was able to fix its system wide computer glitch around 7:30 this morning. we got the first trains pulling in and out of here. many passengers didn't know what was going on after b.a.r.t. decided to shut down service.
first b.a.r.t. said it would be back on track by 5:00 and then 6:00. then it wouldn't have service this morning at all. then we got word operations would resume. what happened, comur systems in central control -- computer systems were not communicating properly. and they are manually trying to route trains and that was extremely time consuming. 19 trains with 500 to 1,000 passengers on board experienced delays up to two hours long. a b.a.r.t. spokesperson said that particular computer problems that never happened before as far as he can remember. back out here live, if you take a look in the distance, you can see that 880 is a nightmare. it's just crawling. a lot of commuters decided to skip b.a.r.t. and take the car in. we'll have to see how this affects the evening commute. i'm tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. something has happened here. we understand there's been a
shooting. the presidential car is coming up. there's a secret service man spread eagle over the car. we can't see who has been hit, if anybody. but apparently something is terribly wrong here. >> that's the radio report from 50 years ago today. it captures the shock and panic as people watched the car carrying president kennedy racing through dallas and began to realize he had been shot. the city of dallas is marking the 50th anniversary of president kennedy's death. they are with a day of remembrance. many question the official fanding that one man -- finding that one man, lee harvey oswald, acted alone. we're live in dallas with a look at those who believe there's actually more to the story. good morning, michelle. >> reporter: good morning. right now, people are starting to flood in to stay their rs to
our 35th president. also here, the conspiracy theories. they believe the government investigation was not really accurate. they are trying to convince people here that someone else has responsible for the assassination of president kennedy. when it comes to who shot president kennedy, there seems to be no shortage of theories. >> the president was murdered here. shot from the front and the rear, at least two people shooting. >> reporter: after several interrogations, dallas police were convinced that lee harvey oswald acted alone. within 48 hours of oswald's arrest, the actions of jack ruby changed the way people looked at oswald and the kennedy assassination as a whole. >> this is the last letter ruby wrote as he was taken to the hospital. in that letter -- he wrote my motive was to silence oswald. >> reporter: with oswald dead, so was any chance of further
investigation leaving a lot of unanswered questions. even the federal government's investigation headed by chief justice of the united states earl warren contains holes not easily filled, adding fuel to the fire that more than one person was involved. >> people will decide what they want to leave. >> reporter: a poll showed 61% of americans believe oswald did not act alone even 50 years later. >> i think this can nef ter really -- never really end. i don't know people want it to end. >> reporter: events include readings from ken dip's -- kennedy's speeches. at 12:30 p.m. today, local time, the same time president kennedy was shot, will be a moment of silence. back to you. >> thank you. a bay area university named after president kennedy wills have hold a memorial service today. the memorial at john f. kennedy
is pleasant hill begins in an hour and 15 minutes. the school will hold a moment of silence and unveil a bust of president kennedy. a witness in dallas will give a speech on the day he was there when this happened. this university is the only university in the u.s. named after president kennedy. i believe there's other schools, elementary schools nailed after him -- named after him. sal, the commute in the east bay is horrible. >> it is horrible. b.a.r.t. is running again but not soon enough to have people taking that instead, people took the car and this morning we've had very, very heavy traffic. let's take a look at 880 northbound. it's backed up to the -- to the san leandro area. southbound 680 var gis road, we -- vargas road, we had a crash. southbound 680 another of many
crashes on 680 and the sunol grade traffic is not doing well. if you are driving to the bay bridge toll plaza, that has been a big backup throughout. 30 minutes plus. let's go to steve. all right, sal. thank you. well, mostly sunny, a few clouds around. the wind which was crazy for some is not that pad for others. it -- bad for others. the national weather service thinking of letting it expire. they may advance it. gusts 30, 50. stronger up in the hills. 63 right above the caldecott. that was like 3:30 in the morning. petaluma, rohnert park, santa rosa, melissa, saying it was crazy. things are much better now. it was just ridiculous. you take that up to clearlake. talking about how bad it still is. for most things have calmed down. some areas have gone from the 40s to 10 miles an hour.
napa 21. the quay, the humidity is -- the key, the humidity is about 6, 7%. unbelievably dry air mass. sfo, 16. livermore, 17. not that bad for some. some higher elevations it picks up. 50s or 60s. 48 santa rosa. novato, a little bit of a breeze, 61. some of the forecasted highs. anywhere from 68 to 82. that was up in clearlake or santa rosa. it was about 70 to 80. some clouds may wrap back around if you are up in the sierra nevada. a few of these may drift in towards the south bay or east bay. but mostly sunny. unbelievably strong. i mean, you are talking about torrential rain in arizona. 3 to 5 inches of rain in phoenix. snow up in flagstaff. some of the cloud cover should stay to the south. breezy for some. not bad for others. decreasing throughout et day. chilly to mild. there will be some areas that will be warm. others will be cool k oakland,
berkeley whammer than concord. brentwood, livermore, it's that kind of a pattern. alameda warmer as well. gilroy, santa cruz. 60s for some. 70 half moon bay. 66 san francisco. daly city will probably be warmer at pacifica than san bruno and pacifica. there you go. it doesn't happen often -- it doesn't happen often. mostly sunny, monday, tuesday. increasing clouds late. >> all right. thank you, steve. 8:53. texting and using social media on your phone. the new report that shows it might actually be good for teenagers.
u.s. stocks a little change. not much data today ahead of a holiday shortened week in the u.s. one day after the dow closed, above 16,000 for the first time. the dow still above the mark up 15. the nasdaq is up 17 and s&p up 5. it is 8:56. later today, b.a.r.t. union leaders will meet with their lawyers about their next move in the latest contract dispute with management. yesterday, b.a.r.t. eight board voted 8-1 to accept the tentative contract agreement but it removed the expensive provision granting six weeks of paid family medical leave. union leaders are stunned and argue the board vote is illegal. >> you think it's warranted to strike? >> i don't think so.
but, you know, that's something that we have to look for down the road. >> employees have been working under the terms of the old contract since it expired but with no labor i greet they could walk -- agreement they could walk off the job for a third time. there's a new report that says if your kids use social media, it could be a good thing. the report says one in five teens say it makes them feel more confident. 52% of teenagers say facebook, twitter, instagram, helps them with their relationships. not much to help the commute. >> yeah. >> let's check in with sal. >> i think park shens is what you -- patience is what you need. if you are driving in the east bay, it will be tough. the bay bridge toll plaza, backed up for at least a 30- minute delay. that's just the time you are there. you might want to think about the san mateo bridge. it's not all that bad getting over to the phil. the east bay, just look at the map here. a lot of red here as traffic winds down. let's go to steve. >> thank you, sal. sunny to mostly sunny.
maybe a few high clouds east and south. breezy to windy for some. decreasing throughout the day, then we'll see mostly clear conditions on the weekend. but the lows are going to get very cold here once the wind dies down. >> a little chilly there. that's our report for this morning. we thank you for making ktvu your choice for news. >> be sure to watch the news at noon for more on getting the trains back up. we're always here for you at ktvu.com as well as twitter and facebook. thank you for joining us. ♪ ♪
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