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christopher roth michael martinez. this day is about those six people and that's coming across loud and clear from the speakers who have already spoken here today. >> and yet we are all left with the big question, why. why did this happen? why does god allow evil into the world? i cannot answer that question but i can say that when evil or bad things happen, how you students respond is what really matters. life saving and protecting the injure of that horrible fight. known calls to check on your friends. the flowers and the candles, and the fund drives for the families who are your brothers and sisters. >> it's important that in our grief, in our grasping for any glimmer of understanding into
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what can only be seen as unfathomable tragedy, it is important that we not lose sight of the lives we have gathered to remember. >> reporter: now this should be an exuberant time of the year. the end of the school year. people excited to get their little break for the summer or to graduate. as at least one of those victims was getting ready to do. instead this is a very somber time at ucsb and for all out there. they are here at this somber ceremony to remember their classmates, their friends. if a measure of a person's life is in the amount of impact it made taking a look at that stadium right now, you can tell those six people made quite an impact in their short time here on earth. noelle walker reporting from isle of vista, ktvu. today we hear from the families of the victims. including the family of
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veronica wise. they say they raced to los angeles as soon as they heard about the rampage. when veronica didn't call them, veronica's family went online and traced her phone to one of the crime scenes. that's when they realized that their daughter was one of the victims. they say wise and her father had a special bond. he was a stay at home dad till she was 12 years old. >> she was kind, she was the person who would reach out to the kids who weren't the popular kids. some of the nerdy kids, some of the kids that were a little bit like, this roger kid described himself as. >> reporter: veronica wise excelled at math and water polo. her family says she planned on a career in finance.
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three bay area men were the first killed in the attack. many of their friends and teachers returned to the classrooms they attended today for the first time since that massacre and ktvu's allie rasmus is here now with how they're being remembered at those schools today. >> reporter: friendly, smart, respectful and shy those are some of the words used to describe the three bay area men who's lives were cut short in an apartment in isle of vista. in wong's senior book, he is seen flashing a peace sign. >> this is a person who really cared about people. i just, it just really hurts to know that he is gone. >> reporter: gone but not
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forgotten. school superintendent tricia meyer says his alma mater will dedicate the basketball court he frequented in his name. friends have set up a fund raising pay to help defer the cost of his burial. chen and hong were the first victims. they were found stabbed in the apartment they shared with the shooter before the rampage. grief counselors were on hand to console students and staff who knew 19-year-old george chen. he graduated in 2012. >> just very difficult news. and it was tragic for all of us to hear that he was an alumni of leland. >> shocked. he was extremely quiet and
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painfully shy. sweet as sugar. >> reporter: huong was a master at building sets and eventually came out of his shell to perform on stage. >> those are the students that teachers really remember. are those that really need a little aid in shining and once you give them the opportunity, they fly and james was one of those. >> reporter: cullen says she and her students will be dedicating a brick in her classroom to huong. they're waiting for his parents to return to the bay area to start planning with them a public re -- memorial for him here. ktvu continues to track any new information and also how the victims are being honored. we'll have continuing coverage here on ktvu and on our twitter and facebook pages. fires burns in mariposa
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county have doubled in size overnight. flames are burning in steep terrain and dry brush. that's making it difficult for crews to get a handle on the fire. 17 firefighters from santa clara county are now part of the fire fight. so far, one home has been destroyed. the fire is 20% contained. an evacuation is in effect in the area. new at 5:00, the historic california drought has water agencies taking new action. they now plan to share their precious water supply with each other. and it's a plan that has the weight of the bay area's largest water providers behind it. ktvu's tom vacar is in oakland with this rare decision and the discussion of long term solutions. >> reporter: consider this, here in california water has always been protected, defended and even fought over. but now in this new era of sharing we will not only get that but one day makes it straight out of the bay. believe it or not, californians use about the same amount of water as we did 30 years ago
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when our population was essentially half what it is today. but to build on that, eight bay area water agencies are entering a new era of cooperation made urgent by our drought. richard sites say it is keystone maintain their independence but tie the systems together and share the water where needed. >> some water agencies might need that supply all the time. others might need it during times of drought or emergencies. >> ground water, leverage that more. >> reporter: robert shavers is manager of the water county district. >> so it's just basically an understanding, we're all in this together. and there are things that we can do that benefit our rate payers more if we work together as opposed to separately. >> besides tieing the systems together, another long term goal, creating a truly large water desalination plant. something the alameda county water district has been doing for quite some time but on a
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much smaller scale. but some argue that bay water desalination is so expensive it may not might financial sense. >> it must make sense down in san diego because the largest desalination facility in america is getting constructed there now. >> reporter: there are so many players in the water delivery game that many institutional and organizational cultural issues will have to be overcome. but this is a very, very big start indeed especially in the depths of a drought. tom vacar, ktvu news. two kaiser buildings are back open after a security threat had them shut down for hours today. representatives from kaiser says they received a specific and credible criminal threat. it prompted an increased police presence this morning and delayed the openings of two medical buildings on broadway. the threat came in yesterday and the hospital sent notices to patients and workers to show up later in the day.
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but some people did not see the advisories and were being turned away. >> i'll give you my card and the money. >> we cannot let you in i'm sorry. but you can come after 12:00. >> i can't. >> hey, hey, hey. ma'am. ma'am. >> we're closed. >> oakland police are investigating but they're not saying what the actual threat was. we have new information tonight about three people shot in san francisco's bay view district. police have now released the name of a young man who was killed in that shooting. 19-year-old antonio turner and the two other victims were at a memorial day bar-be-que when a man opened fire from a passing car. the suspect has not yet been arrested. turner was shot in the chest and later died. another victim a 24-year-old woman is expected to survive. no word on the condition of the third victim. tonight a new plan to get more officers on the streets of oakland. it's not just people in the troubled areas perhaps used to
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crime that are in desperate need of more officers. rob roth with a new proposal to get them help. rob. >> reporter: gasia, the oakland city council public safety committee is expected to meet here at city hall in about an hour. it's expected to take up a plan aimed at fully staffing the shorthanded oakland police department. >> reporter: oakland police officers are stretched thin. four years ago there were 801 officers on the streets, today just 649. >> you want to just turn the place over to the crooks? i don't. i don't want to have to worry about walking down the street at night. but now i do. >> reporter: according to city councilwoman libby shaft who is also running for oakland mayor, almost 100 of those 649 officers are not on the street because of training or disability. she blames mayor jean quan. >> parking lot -- part of the trouble we're in is because the
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department was unrealistic about their expectations. about how many officers were retiring every month. >> reporter: libby schaaf released a plan that she thinks will get the officers needed. she has created incentives to delay officer retirement. >> time has proven to us, the administration has not been able to deliver officers. >> reporter: police chief says he has planned to increase the number of officers to more than 700 by this fall. councilman noel gallo shares the committee and supports shaan's plan. >> today efforts are being compromised. >> reporter: the sheriff also supporting funding for more police academies and late this afternoon mayor quan issued a statement saying i'm glad to know we'll have support for our
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proposal to fund additional police academies this year and next year and i look forward to working with the city council to fund our public safety priorities. reporting live in oakland, rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. dry weather if your business is goats, right now business is good. how this drought is driving demand for more of these four legged lawn mowers. >> low weather and clear skies now. but change is in the horizon. when it will bring clouds. and the surprise waiting at the store when the firefighters returned. my dad worked as a short order cook.
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right here. my parents were immigrants. and they taught me that with hard work, anything is possible. i earned a scholarship to mit. and worked across party lines to get things done. i'm alex padilla. i'll protect voting rights for everyone. and make it easier to start a business.
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so we create jobs and opportunity for all californians. what should we order? (announcer) alex padilla. secretary of state. >> the national weather service now says this powerful tornado is packing winds that peaked at 120 miles per hour when it ripped through a small town in
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north dakota. take a look at these pictures now. it touched down just before eight clock last night near watford city. nine people were injured and eight trailer homes were destroyed. there's word that los angeles clippers owner donald sterling is moving quickly to sell the team as he faces a dead line now just hours away. sterling has a time line. sterling has refused to pay a required $2.5 million fine. his wife shelley is in charge of the sale of the team. she has reportedly hired bank of america to handled the deal which could come this week. the clippers are expected to sell for more than $1 billion. caltrans reopened the southbound lanes of interstate 280 in san francisco this morning. three hours ahead of sedge -- schedule. last thursday caltrans shut down that area from the onramp at sixth and king streets to pennsylvania avenue to allow crews to install a bridge hinge that gives the roadway
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flexibility in the event of an earthquake. highway280 will be closed for the fourth of july and labor day weekends for more seismic work. new at 5:00, firefighters stocking up for a memorial day bar-be-que get a heartwarming surprise from a woman they've never met. katie uthehs. how a trip to a costco cut short turned into a good deed. >> reporter: it may have moved the woman behind them because as you can see she signed the receipt air force wife. >> reporter: firefighters can often be seen shopping. >> they're here, they're property as soon as you call them. >> reporter: which was the case saturday when firefighters had
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to abandon their cart of weekend supplies. when they returned a half an hour later the groceries were already purchased. >> the note says thank you firefighters for all you do. have a good day and it was signed by an air force wife. >> reporter: the anonymous benefactor paid the 123-dollar bill then left the store. >> if they're going to take the rest of the money they saved and go ahead and pay that forward throughout the next few days. >> reporter: the crew decided to pay it forward. and purchase the memorial day flowers an elderly couple was working to buy later that day. >> it's amazing how many people just say thank you and you know come up to you nowadays. >> reporter: it's a gesture this vietnam veteran is happy to see. >> so i think they'll do a wonderful job. they're great guys. >> reporter: firefighters are doing several more events in honor of veterans. and everyone who saw, tonight they're cooking dinner for a world war ii veteran. tomorrow they'll be hosting a dinner that's a fundraiser for
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the fisher house. we'll postthose details on live in vacaville, katie utehs. >> >> i often go out of my way to say thank you when they're shopping but that woman went a step extra. we've had a really good run. the bay area weekend was off the charts. outstanding. mostly sunny, temperatures all weekend were in the 80s and 90s. this weather system right here, it's moving, slowly going -- as it gets closer to us. if this was wintertime it would be rain. but this time of year as it gets closer it just brings more of an on shore flow. more of a significant sea breeze. i bet you notice that today. we had wind gusts, i'll show you this coming up. but we had gusts up to 35 miles per hour in places. there is no fog out at the
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coast. there's no fog out in san francisco. i suspect there could be patchy fog tomorrow morning or late tonight. for the most part it's sort of fog free for the next 48 hours as those wind make it tough for the fog to reform. winds in the north bay not as powerful but check out san francisco at the airport gusting to 33-miles-an-hour. so some pretty significant winds in response to the high pressure getting closer. the winds kick up. look at the cool air being kicked up. you see the heat inland. that's been pushed to the east and it's going to stay in the east for a little while. it's going to be a slow kind of a warm up as we go through the next few days. temperatures today drop a good five and 10 degrees in some places. temperatures tomorrow will stay about the same. the story around here then is going to be all about this low pressure center. this low is going to nudge that way. and this guy sticks around and wants to hang out for the weekend too. this low is going to keep
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things kind of breezy. keep things kind of cool. kind of like what we had today as we head through most of this week. the winds will be going pretty good too. currently in san jose at 72. currently in san francisco it's 62 degrees. 10degrees spread there. as you look at the forecast high for tomorrow, this is the isotherm map. it's going to show the forecast highs. you look at the yellows and those are the 70s, and these are the 80s. as we head into the five day forecast. this is what you can expect. you have wednesday, it's going to be about where it was today. thursday, about where it was today. friday, a little bit cooler but not much. and then saturday, more of a significant -- as that low comes downright over us. that's the five day forecast with the bay area weekend always in view. it would be nice to see some rain in there or something different. but that's kind of the run. not a big variance between day- to-day. the big variance was today
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because it really dropped off from the numbers we saw yesterday. >> almost starting to feel like summer out there. >> it's cold frank. we're not that far off. some catholic school teachers lost their jobs after refusing to sign a morality clause. why those teachers are optimistic after getting to meet with the bishop. tonight the claims from students that police went too far. now to heather holmes in the newsroom with what we're working on for 6:00. >> a grandfather clause for wasting water. why a grievance made years ago allows big corporations to to get away with regulations. >> and how a new --
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new video tonight of a peaceful protest that turned violent and now it's leading to a lawsuit. the students took the first step of filing a lawsuit against the city, the county, and city college. >> reporter: in march dozens of students conducted a loud
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protest inside and outside of city college. angry about tuition policies. >> we were met immediately with violence. >> reporter: two of those protesters took the first steps in filing a lawsuit this morning saying campus security and san francisco police went too far in trying to control the crowd. pipenger is seen in this new video released today by his attorney said he was thrown to the ground by officers and arrested. >> i was beaten, my wrists were broken almost immediately and i was thrown almost exactly where we're standing now. >> reporter: he says he was thrown inside the building by overaggressive officers. >> i was thrown to the ground, choked, scratched and pepper sprayed. i was put in a holding cell where i was deprived 24 hours of food and health attention.
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>> both sustained serious injuries that were unnecessary. >> reporter: we reached out to the college and the county and neither had a comment. a lawsuit will likely follow before december. christien kafton, ktvu news. >> while the college says it doesn't comment on ongoing litigation, it did release a the statement. the school president said he was saddened by what had happened. a woman strangled and her own husband, this man charged with murder. tonight we're learning that her husband just arrived in the united states a few weeks ago. >> a big new development in the fight over a morality clause
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for oakland school teachers. and you can't do it in almost any other state but you can do it here in california. we investigate the risky process of lane splitting and just how dangerous it has become.
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this man is accused of strangling his wife of seven years and tonight ktvu has learned new information on the case against him. he was in court facing murder charges and john sasaki was there too. john her husband was not everyone in this country until a few week -- even in this country until a few weeks ago. >> reporter: his family confirmed this man was only here for about six weeks. they did tell me this individual did confess to the crime. police say they told me this afternoon just a couple of hours before he made his first appearance in court. our camera was not allowed in the courtroom but at the alameda county courthouse, singh was arranged speaking through an interpreter. the áf within seven hours of the first report, -- within seven hours of the first report, police had found and arrested singh this after he initially ran from officers.
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this happened in the couple's home, and police say anita sedu was strangled to death. >> basically admitted to being involved in his wife's death. >> he admitted he killed her. >> reporter: he admitted he was involved in her death. i am comfortable saying that he did provide investigators with information that led them to believe he was responsible for her death. >> reporter: after the court hearing i talked with family and friends of sedu. they were all clearly tkáefr -- clearly devastated by what happened. they said he had been married for seven year -- they had been married for seven years and spoke very little english after arriving from india. >> she worked in the community. and she was a good religious
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lady. >> reporter: singh is being held with no bail and is scheduled to be back in court tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. live in fremont, i'm john sasaki, ktvu news. bryan stow was in court as jury selection began. stow as you probably recall suffered a brain injury after he was attacked at giant stadium. he now requires medical care around the clock. two dodger fans pled guilty. this new suit claims that dodger stadium did not provide enough security. -- adhere to church doctrine
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in their private life. david stevenson has new information about a meeting this afternoon with teachers and bishop odoud. >> reporter: the meeting wrapped up about 45 minutes ago and students came out here and told us they're quote cautiously optimistic that progress had been made. the students met because parents and students want him to rescind a new clause. it asked them to confirm to roman catholic teachings at school and in their private lives. one teacher here signed the contract but crossed out the morality clause. she and two others may be at risk of losing their jobs. the bishop met with the teachers and said he would
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clear up the clause within the next few weeks. >> we want to have language that protects our teachers right to free speech. our teachers rights to be open in their personal private lives. we would like honestly our teachers just to be able to be protected to be them in a very explicit way. >> reporter: now in a statement put out by the school, the statement said that the bishop does not want to invade teacher's private lives but quote is concerned that teachers not do anything in their private lives that can become occasion for public scandal affecting the schools in oakland. students said they would be protesting if they saw no progress. when we asked them about it, they said no comment. indicating they're waiting to see what the bi bishop will do
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about this clause. the president will withdraw the end of the troops from afghanistan by 2014. >> i think we've learned that it's harder to end wars than it is to start them. >> the u.s. will continue to have thousands of troops in afghanistan for at least two more years. the president also acknowledged that the u.s. would leave behind a mixed legacy. >> we have to recognize afghanistan will not be a perfect place. and it is not america's responsibility to make it one. >> the president went on to say that the move will free up military resources to focus on emerging terrorism threats in the middle east and north africa. there are currently 32,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan when the formal combat mission officially ends later this year the plan is to reduce that number to 9,800. by 2015 that number will be cut in half with a complete pull
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out by the end of 2016. a teenager and her cousin ran for cover during a drive by shooting. carla rodriguez says a bullet flew into the home and send flying debris into her arm and her chest. >> i was in the house. and then one of the bullets went by. and it passed by like right here in my chest. and then in my arm. >> rodriguez and her cousin venega had gone outside when they heard their car alarm. they live near stowe street just south of allen rock avenue. venega says she saw a strange man hiding behind her car and she was telling him to leave when the gunshots began. >> he was trying to explain to me what happened and i said just leave. i don't want to hear anything. a mother on a road trip
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with her kids barely survives a crash. >> and he went to the right. >> the unexpected visitor that came crashing into her car. plus why new food labels designed to help you eat healthier won't be hitting store shelves any time soon. and buried treasure in a backyard and now you can buy a piece of it. but these coins aren't cheap. in fact, they can go for millions. what the people who find them plan to do with all that money. gridlock. teacher layoffs. and a 60 billion dollar budget deficit. that's what john perez faced when he became speaker of the california assembly.
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so he partnered with governor brown to pass three balanced budgets, on time. for the first time in thirty years. today, the deficits are gone and we've invested an additional 2 billion dollars in education. now john perez is running for controller, to keep fighting for balanced budgets. democrat john perez for controller.
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happening now, teachers in san francisco are rallying tonight to demand pay raises. a rally is under way at civic center secondary high school. it's on golden gate avenue near van nuys and that's where we're bringing you these images from. teachers say their salary is less than $60,000 and they point out that's a lot less than needed to buy a home in san francisco. you see here a number of people crowding into the building. we hear some music playing off camera. a large crowd gathering. if anything happens we'll bring it to you at 6:00. very smart young folks from the bay area are in washington, d.c. at the white house. president obama used the event to announce he's committed to
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commit money to hire new teachers. >> today i'm announcing a $35 million competition to train some of our best math and science graduates to become teachers and fill the classrooms with the math and science we see here today. >> reporter: one of the exhibits the president was talking about is this one. it was designed by maria haynes and she showed president obama what she calls a concussion cushion. which she thinks can help protect football player from injury. today the president stressed the importance of getting girls involved in science, engineering, technology and math. i think that we need to encourage girls because without encouraging them and pushing them and telling them that they can come up with these things sometimes they don't believe it. hanes also says she wants to be the first college head football coach. other exhibits were from three
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students in oakland. barrios and soto. a treasure-trove of gold coins a california couple found in tin cans is about to go on sale. you may remember, the couple found the coins while on a walk. they were in eight tin cans. one will be auctioned off at 8:30 tonight. money from the auction will be donated to the mint to go into a museum. the whole stash could be worth $10 million. it's risky and it's dangerous. so why is it legal? >> well you will see it pretty often especially during commute traffic all the time perhaps if you're driving up. what we've learned about lane splitting motorcyclists and your safety. the drought has caused a lot of problems but who thought one of them would be a shortage of goats.
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>> back here right after the break, where's the fog? it's going to come back. i'll let you know when it gets here and when it's going to impact your bay area neighborhood. my dad worked as a short order cook.
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right here. my parents were immigrants. and they taught me that with hard work, anything is possible. i earned a scholarship to mit. and worked across party lines to get things done.
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i'm alex padilla. i'll protect voting rights for everyone. and make it easier to start a business. so we create jobs and opportunity for all californians. what should we order? (announcer) alex padilla. secretary of state. the food and drug administration is asking for more time for a major revamp of nutrition labels. >> revising the food label is a big deal. it affects every consumer, every food manufacturer out there. >> reporter: in february, we first outlined the proposed changes they would include more
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realistic serving sizes. and a break down of added sugar. today the fda announced it is extending the public comment period until august. >> sometimes deadlines are postponed to postpone action but this, this extension i think makes sense. >> experts say it will probably take another year to finalize the changes with the public input. then it could take another two to three years for companies to actually update their nutrition labels. now this would be the first change in more than 20 years. we want to show you here, this is what the current labels look like. they break down calories from fat, they also list the vitamin content. now, here is what the new label would look like. it focuses on total calories found in each serving and as you can see, the calories would be in bigger and bolder type. companies will also have to include how much added sugar is in the product. that's important because on average americans get 16% of their daily calories from sugar that is added during production. new at 5:00, when it comes
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to weed wackers goats are about as ecofriendly as it gets. but they're not immune to supply and demand. >> reporter: it's time to head them up, and move them out. >> nice place to eat. this place is all out of food. >> reporter: food is the dry dead brush that causes firefighters the biggest concern. 450 goats can clear out about an acre of tinder dry brush a day. right now there aren't quite enough goats available to meet the demand. >> i can, i can keep another thousand working. twice as many as what i have. >> we're looking for our first job with calfire. they've indicated a few spots for us. >> reporter: they're even out of the state goat operators
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working in california but don't think about getting into the goat business just yet. it's a boom or bust business. april rains caused many to delay hiring goat operators and there are other challenges. >> it's a tough job. then you worry about them at night. you know. is the fence going to go down. are they going to get out in the morning. >> reporter: there's something about goats that causes people to stop and look and with concern over herbicides, they're the perfect solution. >> goats are going to do what they want to do. you can't make them do something they don't want to do. >> it's always great to drive by and see those goats out there. puts a smile on your face. and a great day for those goats to be out there. >> there's a lot of grass out there. it's turning brown rapidly because over the weekend we had temperatures in the 90s. temperatures cooled off today.
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daytime highs were 10 to 15 degrees cooler because of this weather system right up here. that system is going to work its way. you see it there coming down. that low, it's going to bring rain and drop off the coast. it's going to be there for a few days. it's going to hang out for most of the week. it's bringing it cooler conditions. temperatures cooler than what we saw over the weekend. still going to be a dry weekend. you may not see much fog this week. there's no fog right now in the sunset district and down the great highway. when that low gets closer it makes it tougher for the fog to form and the strong winds tear at it adds well. we have wind gusts at 35 miles per hour at the san francisco airport. look at the greens those are 50s. 50s and low 60s. a lot of cool air pushing in to everyone the livermore valley. that's how it goes tomorrow. more of the same. what we have today is what we had today. as this low pressure center
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just sort of settles down over us. not just tomorrow, but it's going to drop a little further south as we head into thursday and friday. it's just going to keep us in this type of weather pattern. san jose right now is 72 degrees. san jose as we head into your bay area tomorrow will be back into the 70s, upper 70s by late in the day. and the high of 80 degrees in downtown san jose. and certainly not as warm as it was over the weekend. we have temperatures in the 90s. it was very warm to hot along the bay area. 81 tomorrow in napa. 79 in vallejo. 82 in fairfield. these temperatures very similar to what we had today. temperatures tomorrow just like these are temperatures next day just like these in the low to mid-eight -- low and mid-80s. what you will see in the five day forecast. temperatures actually want to trend down a little bit as we head into saturday with more clouds.
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look at this top line of temperatures. earlier your highs in the warmest spots and look what they're doing. 84, 85. 84, 79, 83. not big changes at all. the biggest change is going to come right in here. the biggest change came today with the 10-degree drop we had in temperatures. as we head into friday and saturday more clouds. steady she goes and again it's why people live here. we really do have nice weather. we have a nice nice weather pattern here. spring and summer and fall and winter. she says it came out of nowhere. >> i'm driving. everything is fine. boom. and i have a deer lying next to me in my car. >> the unusual way that that deer crashed into her car. >> back now to heather holmes in our newsroom with more on what we're working on for 6:00. >> gasia, old laws, new drought concerns. how century old statutes are enabling thousands of people to ignore water restrictions now.
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and they claim that california law says a beach can't be bought and sold. how surfers are trying to regain access to a popular surf spot. these stories and more coming up at 6:00.
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it's forbidden in almost every state except california. tonight we look closer at the practice of lane splitting which we've highlighted for you. that's when a motorcyclists rides between cars. now we've discovered there are
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more crashes than ever between motorcyclists and cars. ktvu's john fowler tells us why it's getting more dangerous. john. >> reporter: well this is eastbound highway 80 in berkeley. slow going except for those occasionallal lane splitting motorcyclists. now this is the chp handbook on motorcycle safety. it doesn't even mention lane splitting and officially the dmv says if done safely it is not illegal. with more and more cars on the road it's no surprise motorists get upset about motorcyclists. >> frustrating because they think they own the road. >> reporter: it's called lane splitting and more and more californians are doing it. >> everybody is in their own world in the cars. >> reporter: chad bear says he's been motorcycle commuting
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daily and splits lanes. but says it's riskier now with distracks. >> it's unnerving. it's scary. >> i ride to and from work and i can't tell you how many times i'm watching people with their phones or doing something where they're not paying attention. >> reporter: the chp has a new program to educate drivers about motorcyclists that may be paying off. >> i use split lane myself. people aren't as aggressive as they used to be. >> reporter: richard gibbons runs berkeley's performance motorcyclists riding 25 years, he knows why lane splitting is more popular. >> the congestion is higher now. so if you drive through traffic you can get home faster. >> reporter: all it takes is one unattentive driver or small
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miscalculation. a bill that would have made lane splitting illegal was not approved. in berkeley, john fowler k, the vu channel 2 news. it was 77 years ago today that the golden gate bridge opened but on that first day no cars were allowed on the bridge. instead it was opened to the public and about 200,000 people showed up to see the bridge. cars weren't allowed to cross the bridge until the following day. the goldennen gate is thought to be the most photographed bridge any where in the world. it's also been featured in several movies including the new godzilla movie and vertigo from 1958. >> i never get tired of seeing that picture. it came out of nowhere and crashed right through her windshield. that's what a woman says about a deer that looked like it fell from the sky right on to a busy highway. the woman was driving on a highway near chicago with her children when the deer slammed right through the windshield. it landed right next to her. a witness told police he saw
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the deer jump or fall from an overpass. >> i am driving everything is fine. boom, and i have a deer lying next to me in my car. >> she also says had the deer hit one inch to the left she wouldn't have been able to control the car. however despite the impact, she was able to maneuver the vehicle through three lanes of traffic to get to safety. the children weren't hurt at all and she only had a sore shoulder and a few bumps and bruises. a new sponsorship deal means that petaluma will have fourth of july fireworks for years to come. in the past, the city has paid for the show but in recent years the event became a casualty of budget cut aepbs local businesses have had to step in at the last minute. the sonoma media group says its agreement is long term but doesn't specify a set number of years. now at 6:00, while your
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water use is being closely monitored during this drought, some big companies are not. the real system of tracking how much water gets used is just completely broken right now. >> reporter: we look into the deals going back as far as the 19th century that allows thousands of companies and farms to access large amounts of water with little oversight. new at 6:00. justice long overdue. what police are doing now to try to find the person who killed a father two years ago. >> and thousands pack a stadium to remember those killed in this weekend's rampage in santa barbara. hear the message from a father of one of the victims as he calls on students for help. tonight as water agencies asking you to save water even threaten fine s if you don't during this severe drought we learn that many big companies aren't being monitored this same way. good evening everyone i'm frank
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somerville. >> and i'm heather holmes. as california struggles with one of the drought laws, tracking how much water companies and farmers are using is becoming very difficult. we're looking into the long time deals that allow for limited accountability. erik rasmussen has the story. >> reporter: we are talking about water laws that go back more than 100 years. a list of corporations, farmers and others who can use unrestricted amounts of water and some critics say it highlights a serious problem for the rest of us. >> reporter: the city of san francisco is one of the largest water rights holders in the state. but just how much water it uses isn't closely monitored by the state. >> what does the utility do to make sure it's not wasting water? >> we actually conserve all the water we can in terms of making sure that we're putting the water to the right use. >> reporter: the sf public utilities commission is ab


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