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much in taxes the team should pay on the waterfront stadium. >> as we know with trump, it is a different process. >> having the talk of a lifetime. >> you know we do it. >> welcome to the 9. it is a busy news day here at home in the bay area and abroad. the president just landed in berlin, germany, making his final trip of his presidency. and as we start the 9, we will take you there live because right now, president obama in air force one has in fact landed in berlin. he is arriving after two days of meetings in greece. the plan is for the president to meet with the german chancellor tomorrow. the president is hoping to calm
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nato partners concerns about the alliance. this trip by the way is mr. obama's final foreign trip as president. >> i will say this as we watch this live picture right now. back in july of 2008, the president was 46 years old. when some 200,000 people showed up to watch his speech right there in the city of berlin. he said this, quote, the walls between immigrants, christian and muslims and jewk cannot stand. we must tear down the walls. in 2013, the reception that he received in berlin a little more subdued. now we are in the final days, months of his presidency. we will see the reception that he gets in berlin. >> if we can maybe hang on this picture for a movement. we might see the president step out any second. the president tweeted earlier today, he said i do not agree with the person who is filling this office after i leave. however, the presidency is much bigger than just one person. the president continues to urge
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unity as does president-elect donald trump. here we see there are a number of people gathered to greet the president as he arrives in germany. we will go ahead and leave these pictures and bring the arrival of the president later today. >> sort of like a farewell tour for president obama as he visits the countries. >> exactly. >> in other news here in the bay area, 61-year-old dana rivers of san jose is in court right now facing three counts of murder along with special circumstances. rivers is accused of killing 57- year-old patricia wright, her partner, 56-year-old charlotte reed and their 19-year-old son toto in oakland last friday. when officers arrived, they found the young man outside of the family home and his parents were found inside stabbed and shot. rivers is now accused of killing all three and setting the house on fire. police have not released a motive but there are reports that it may have involved a dispute over property.
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we do have a reporter inside the courtroom and we will have an update for you on the noon broadcast. also happening now, university of california regents are meeting to discuss the school system's first tuition increase in six years. trustees took up a similar proposal for cal state yesterday. the systems are getting less support from the state. ktvu's allie rasmus is live at uc san francisco where the uc regents are now. allie. >> reporter: yes. and that meeting is now underway. uc regents meeting at the mission bay campus. you can see a bit of an overflow crowd out here. we're told that the auditorium where the meeting is happening is completely full. so all of the folks you see out here are waiting for people to leave so they can go in and watch the meeting happen. one of the many issues the uc regents will be discussing over the next two years, not just budget but a tuition hike. that could mean an extra $300 a year that students would have to pay.
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now, why does the uc officials -- why do uc officials need this kind of tuition hike? the spokesperson says what they get from the state and what they need to operate is widening. that is despite the fact that much of the money cut during the 2008 recession has been restored to the uc system. but the spokesperson says the cost to operate per student have gone up. now, if tuition increased, it would be the first time in six years that it would do that. they also argue that financial aid would cover the increase in cost for about 75% of students. now, uc and csu students say they are already struggling to make ends meet, paying for housing and food and a tuition hike would cause them severe financial hardship. it is an issue that faculty and students are following closely. this is a two-day meeting that the regents are having. i had a chance to talk to the students out here, uc berkeley students. they say there is a group
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inside the meeting right now that are voicing their support for an idea that they want uc system to divest in fossil fuel industries. that's the focus of the protesters and the group that came from uc berkeley. students in the meeting today. tomorrow, the uc berkeley student union plans to bus students here to this meeting to protest and to voice their concerns specifically about the tuition hike increase. so two different issues that students are focusing on today and tomorrow. a lot of folks waiting to get inside to see what is happening with the meeting. >> thank you, allie. democrats in the senate will have a new leader when the new congress convenes in january. the democrats elected charles schumer to take over from harry reid who is retiring. republicans reelected kentucky senator mitch mcconnell to be majority leader. this morning we keep an eye on the trump transition as the president-elect works to hire his white house staff and fill his cabinet positions. so far the only name
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confirmed is republican party head reince priebus who will be chief of staff. >> democrats are tree to regroup after the loss last week. doug luzader has the latest from washington, d.c. >> reporter: we're waiting for more announcements from the trump team. in the meantime the president- elect sent his press contingent for a loop when he went out to dinner and didn't tell them. donald trump and his motorcade heading out to dinner last night in new york. he would later tweet, very organized process taking place as i decide on cabinet and many other positions. i am the only one who knows who the finalists are. but there has been tension. michigan congressman mike rogers who helped to coordinate national security issues is now out. so is ben carson who was considered for department of education. he wants to work outside of government he says. and the minute you think you have a grasp on the names under consideration for top jobs, there's a curve ball.
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texas senator and former fierce trump critic, ted cruz, spotted yesterday leaving trump tower. could he be under consideration for attorney general? and another unconventional turn, some of those under consideration are openly talking about it. >> i would be very honored to serve. >> reporter: it used to if you wanted a top administration job, you stayed quiet. >> as we know with trump, it is a very different process. sometimes people communicate to him through television. so for some of these people it might not be a bad idea to be out there so much. >> reporter: then there's congress. what a difference a week makes. paul ryan was reelected by fellow republicans as speaker of the house running unopposed. there was speculation that he would have to fight for the job. across the aisle, nancy pelosi ran into trouble by fellow democrats to stay on as minority leader and had to push back the election. >> there are some people that say you got beat badly here. >> that speaks to the presidential race more than our race. >> reporter: now, it doesn't mean that nancy pelosi won't be
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reelected as house minority leader. it means there are democrats who think the party needs to move in a different direction to do more to reach out to disaffected blue collar voters. >> a professor of poll i cans from the university of san francisco joins us here today. by all intents and purposes, this transition does not seem to be going smoothly. is that a bad sign. >> trump was elected. it was a feature for voters that he was not a washington insider. we're getting a sense of what the advantages of being a washington insider might be. they generally turn to their campaign staff or president- elects turn to their campaign staff and people who worked for them in the past. donald trump didn't build a terribly large campaign and never held elected office before. he doesn't have a reservoir of people to call upon. >> i know you're talking about this in your classes.
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what do the young people tomorrow's generation, what do they have to say about -- we asked a question earlier of our viewers. do you feel better or worse than you did one week ago when we woke up to the election results. how are your students feeling. >> i think the students are asking important questions about american democracy. we have had a lot of conversations about what does it mean that the electoral vote had a different conclusion than the popular vote and the fact that this has happened twice within 16 years is something that weighs heavily upon them. i think that they're starting to broaden their definition of what democracy means beyond turning out and voting and thinking about what do they do as engaged active citizens to stand up for the future they want to have. >> i want to talk more about his cabinet. there's been a lot of question marks. we haven't seen names. we thought there would be names before. we heard the rudy giuliani and newt gingrich. what do you foresee as his
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cabinet? people we know? people that we have kind of grown-up with over the last decade or so, two decades in congress? or maybe people we don't know. >> i think we will see a mixture. i think you will see trump leaning on personal connections that he has. people who have not had political experience. i think you will see particularly with pence moving to take over the transition, you will see some insiders. i would predict that based on the history of the campaign, you will see unusually volatile cabinet. in some sense, i think when i hear who is going to be nominated for the positions, i don't know how long they will end up staying, right. because of course trump went through several campaign managers. managers. one can imagine that if he has disagreements with people on his cabinet, that he would fire them. >> doctor, already some people are saying, you know, they're protesting holding up signs like not my president.
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>> uh-huh. >> how important is it for people to get off the streets in your opinion and start some sort of a movement? while protest is going, it's not a given that he will be in there for two terms. >> right. >> they need to start now if the people are unsatisfied doing something. >> right. well, i think the protests have served two different purposes. one is to kind of collective mourning and grief and moment of solidarity like in the hands around the lake at lake merit on sunday. the other thing that happened is that becomes the ground for greater mobilization around particular issues. my son was actually active in leading the protest on monday in oakland. now he has the phone numbers of who he considers student leaders all over oakland. when the time comes, they will be able to call upon one another and organize. they are getting more mobilized around mid term elections.
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we're seeing sort of the reactionary protests right now. i think that we're going to see more comprehensive organization soon. >> some members of the media are protesting. he ditched the press last night and went out to dinner. what do you read into that? is that something that he will see more often? he gets to decide what he wants to do. >> that's what we're in for. people wanted a president who wasn't going to play by the rules. it will be very interesting to see how that works for him. >> thank you for joining us this morning. today marks one week since we woke up to the results of the presidential election. >> over the past seven days, the president-elect has appointed some top advisors and scaled back on some of his campaign promises. but we have also seen people all over the country as we mentioned protesting the victory. our question to you is this, how are you feeling today compared to last wednesday right after the election? one week after the election, i'm in the twilight zone.
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everything feels surreal. >> jodi says managely that we, the popular majority will unite, stand up to bullies but still terrified fort future. on facebook, angela says positive and happy. i feel so sorry for the people who are scared and can't move forward. it is sad that the level of people strength and confidence is so low. i was raised to have faith, give people a chance and that every day above ground is a gift so don't waste time complaining. thanks for your responses. we will keep checking them throughout the morning and share them with you at 9:30. the hashtag is #ktvuthe9. coming up a 40 had-year-old secret revealed about the stars wars movie. pennsylvania has passed a bill allowing marijuana for medical purposes. up next, meet the state's first pot doctor with a very popular prescription pad.
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>> the dow jones is in the red losing 83 points at this moment. s&p also down. the nasdaq is doing well. up one third of 1% gaining 15 points. city council has given the 49ers another week to provide financial information on levi's stadium operation. the council postponed the 30- day warning letter. they have given the team until november 22nd to provide financial documents or they will be considered in breach of contract. a city audit turned up signs that the team is allegedly using city general fund money improperly for stadium operations. mayor lisa gillmor has threatened to remove the 49ers from their role as stadium managers. the team dispute the audit findings and say they have
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fully cooperated with the council. they said last night in part, contrary to the recent statements to the press, the mayor has no right to terminate the 49ers as manager of levi's stadium. her unjustified threat to remove the 49ers has unnecessarily created a fear of job loss in the many employees who have worked so hard to make levi's stadium so successful. pennsylvania's first marijuana physician is setting up shop in philadelphia. matthew roman is affectionately known as the state's first pot doc. dr. roman has been prescribing pot in delaware for the past year. he is now a firm believer on the benefits of the drug. under the new law, people applying for a medical marijuana license must show they have cancer, aids, ms or post-traumatic stress or depression. >> every patient of mine in
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delaware except for one patient has gone down on their open at use. >> the doctor charges $250. one of the objectives is to let other doctors know about properly prescribing medical marijuana such as precise treatments and dosage. the pennsylvania law bans flowered marijuana. google is promising that the translation service is more fluent. it allows the computer to interpret complete sentences not just word by word. it took years of engineering to pull it off. until now it translated phrases. now the google technology can interpret entire sentences and the translation reads and sounds more like a native speaker of the language. google describes the change as the biggest leap for translation service in a decade. file this next one under i knew it. remember the passion between --
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>> shocking. >> yes. princess lea and han solo. >> i love you. >> i know. >> actress carry fisher says the attraction didn't stop on the weekends. she and harrison ford had an intense affair during the filming. the book is based on the diaries she kept making the movie. she was 19. he was 33 and married with two children. fisher wrote how could a shining specimen of a man be satisfied with the likes of me? well, she looked good, in my opinion. i digress. she told ford ahead of time that she would reveal the affair in the book. no comment from him. >> shocking because these behind the scene romances are too shocking. it happens. >> yeah. >> even when you have a movie like star wars. i'm a fan. do i look differently at the film or the actors, not necessarily. >> really? >> you disagree.
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>> look, he was smoking hot. i will give you that. the fact that he was married with children and she was 19. it taints it a little bit for me. i don't think -- you know, it's still a great film. it doesn't ruin it. but on the sad side. >> my mind goes to a certain place. i won't tell you. i'll tell you later. >> that will happen off camera. coming up, i love this idea. it is something that you can do over the holidays that does not involve stuffing yourself or lining up for bargains. up next, the talk that you're encouraged to have with your family members that you will likely cherish for years to come. as we go to break, you can say your thing as soon as the mic light is off.
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>> as question approach thanksgiving there is a new campaign underway to make the holiday extra special. >> right. it is called have the talk of a lifetime. you're encouraged to get to know the people that you share your dinner table with. >> this morning we asked people what they want to know about the people in their lives. one person says i would ask my grandfather who passed away
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about his experiences in china when he was stranded there during the revolution. >> i would ask my grandpa or grandma pardon me so many things. but mostly why she never told us about your half brother that we found photos of in her boxes. >> we're joined by michelle marvin. thanks for joining us, michelle. >> thank you. i'm delighted to be with you. >> we shared a couple pretty heavy examples have our viewers asking about very deep moments or experiences in life. do you suggest that we start with something a little bit lighter, easier? how did you and mom meet to sort of get things going. >> uh-huh. well, talk of a lifetime, the product that -- that we're give went this program is a guide book that has conversation cards that really helps you get those conversations going. and you can have some fun questions and some serious
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questions all in one in this conversation. so it really guides you through the process of having what may be a really awkward conversation with things like what is your earliest memory or what is your happiest memory? what did you find important about what was going on in the nation when you were young to how you met mom or family recipes. there's a broad array of questions. using the cards, you can pick and choose different levels of seriousness or fun as you're conversing with your family members. >> michelle, i sat my grandmother down a few years back and interviewed her using the skills that i have. sat her down and put a microphone on her and interviewed her. she is gone now. recently i saw the tape and got choked up. older family members especially are on the clock. is that one of the reasons why you have come up -- not you but the company has come up with
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this? >> exactly. i think, you know, at this time, we're changing how we look at the end of life. i think more of us are having more celebrations of life rather than tears. the tears are there but we want to share the stories and the memories of the family members with each other. so i think it's an excellent way to get those conversations going. i myself lost my mother at a very young age. i have many questions that i will never have answered. so i'm actually taking this to our thanksgiving dinner where i see my father and my stepmother who are in their 80s now. and it is an awkward conversation to have. so i really think this is going to be an ice breaker. and i think we're going to have a lot of fun having these conversations. in the guide book, you can record different notes of what their answers are. you could use a recorder as well. and once the time comes when they do pass, you have a great collection of information that
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you can share with the group and really celebrate that person's life. i think it's an excellent idea. and i wish i would have had it a long time ago. i think people will really find it to be a great resource. >> michelle, i'm a curious person. i get frustrated that -- i get frustrated when i hear people wait so long, we're talking about grandparents and so forth. why do people do it earlier? what is the reason? >> i think that maybe it -- people don't like to think that they won't be with us always. and it -- maybe in the past it was a little more sad and morbid. and now i think that -- i do think that once people start talking, people do like to share stories about themselves. i think we just have a different attitude about -- about the end of our life now. i think things are changing. i don't know about you. but the funerals i have been to in the last few years are about
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lots of beautiful photos and stories and happy memories. and i think that's the direction that we're going in. and i don't think it's easy for people to talk about these things. this really helps people get the ball moving in that direction. >> michelle marvin for have the talk of a lifetime. thank you for joining us. for me i haven't done it with my parents. >> why. >> because it's me saying i know you won't be here forever so let's talk about it now. i can't -- >> you can't get there. >> no. i'm feeling sad even thinking about it. >> it is good to have the conversation. the hardest part is starting it. once you start it, you open the door and it gets better and better because you hear the stories of their past. >> my grandmother was proud of me being a tv reporter. i said let's do this. >> it wasn't heavy and sad. >> talk about when you came to san francisco. she did. it is priceless.
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>> i will say, gasia, as someone who lost his father when he was 43, take advantage of them being alive every day. >> they're a gift. >> coming up next on mornings on 2 the 9, young undocumented immigrants allowed to get jobs because of a law signed by president obama. what will happen to these so- called dreamers after the election donald trump. how firefighters are keeping a chapter of the city's history from being forgotten.
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♪[music] >> welcome back to the 9. we asked you a question throughout mornings on 2. it is wednesday morning. compare how you feel today to how you felt last wednesday morning when we woke up to the news that donald trump won the election. >> no difference. i feel exactly the same. let's move forward. i had a lot of people saying i
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felt disappointed or devastated last wednesday. today i'm feeling a little better. what do you see. >> trisha says still just as crappy, sal. a couple people say they feel great. one of them had trump in his handle. so obviously he voted for mr. trump. >> and they like what he is doing. >> right. a woman says i am still very displeased about the election and not so happy that donald trump is our 45th president. we all have to ride this one out. thank you for your responses. of course reach us on twitter any time about anything. use the hashtag #ktvu. the weather is changing. and steve paulson, i know that yesterday you were up at a winery with carmen policy. i'm thrilled that you came back. >> nice assignment, huh? >> i was afraid we would lose you to the vines. >> i almost called in sick. no. no. no. by the way, great advice on your parents. i agree 100% with that.
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>> yeah. >> i see my 84-year-old father once a week for coffee and i agree. >> oh. >> we do have kind of a rainy day yesterday for a few. not a lot. now it's the cool air coming in here. and it's going to get mighty cold tonight. at least for us. it is not brutally cold or anything like that. but the national weather service in the bay area says on this date in 1976, san jose had a low temperature of 21 degrees. they won't be that cold tomorrow. i would not be surprised to see upper 30s. snow up in the sierra. truckee police department sent out a picture looking down on snow in truckee. not a lot but there's a little bit. we will take any snow that we can get. there will be some up there this morning. our system has cleared out. lots of sunshine today. maybe showers to the north. i think overall a breezy cool day. still recovering from the temperatures. it is a slow process. visibility is good. there will be clouds off shore as the colder air moves over the warmer ocean temps. look for 60s, mostly sunny. build-ups later. by tonight, it will be a cold one.
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it will be sunny and then it looks like rain arrives on the weekend. now let's go to dave clark in the news room for an update on the news. >> here are the top stories we're following for you. two freight trains crashed and derailed in florida this morning, injuring two people and spilling thousands of gallons of fuel, causing an environmental crisis there. it happened in the northern part of florida and 20 railcars overturned there. are some conflicting report as to how much diesel fuel was spilled, ranging from 3,000 gallons to as much as 15,000 gallons. one train had nonhazardous phosphate rock. the other was hauling coal. the cause is under investigation. back here at home, police are searching for a man who tried to break into a home in los altos. it was reported at 4:30 this morning near saint charles court next to montclair elementary school. according to police, two men tried to break into the home in
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the area. when the police responded, they tased and captured a man. the other suspect took off. the police set up a perimeter and searched the neighborhood for about two hours. no luck. no description of the suspect has been released as of yet. if you have any information, get in contact with the police. those are just a couple of our morning headlines from the news room. mike, sal, gasia, i'll send it back to you. >> dave, thank you. this morning, there is disagreement and finger pointing in san francisco. >> it all has to do with how to implement a series of reforms at the san francisco police department. >> ktvu's alex savidge is live in san francisco with a dispute between some city leaders and the police union. alex. >> reporter: yeah. good morning to you guys. there appears to be some disagreements specifically over the proposed use of force policy which would put some new restrictions on police officers here in san francisco. the police union has its concerns about that particular aspect, that particular policy. however, we should point out
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there are some supervisors here inside city hall in san francisco who believe that the police union is just refusing to budge on this particular issue. that is holding up negotiations and obviously holding up the process of implementing all of the reforms. last night there was a late night meeting. there was a joint meeting with supervisors to reaffirm the city's commitment to finishing the refors that were recommended by the u.s. justice department last month. you will remember that mayor ed lee asked for the federal review of the sfpd's policies and procedures in response to a number of controversial police shootings. the feds offered hundreds of recommendations. the main point of contention is the use of force policy. the union reportedly takes issue with a proposal that would bar officers from shooting at moving cars. now, i talked about that particular issue this morning with tony rivera, retired san francisco police chief and current usf professor.
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>> there are several scenarios that you can look at regarding the moving vehicles where it's hard to just say under no circumstances can you use your gun. there are situations where an officer's life can very much be in endangered by a moving vehicle. >> reporter: and according to the san francisco chronicle, the supervisor is specifically concerned about delays in implementing these reforms because he says the police union has filed a grievance over the proposed use of force policy. now, these ongoing negotiations we should point out are taking place without a permanent police chief in place in san francisco. we have the interim police chief tony chaplin who is in charge of the department for the time being. but we are still waiting for a final word from the mayor on who he will select to become the police chief on a permanent basis. we will send it back to you guys for now.
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>> thank you, alex. hundreds of people attended a private screening of a documentary made by firefighters. >> it tells of the fire in 1975 in the mission district that killed 12 people. >> ktvu's amber lee also attended the screening and talked to firefighters about why they want today make this film. >> it's the kind of fire that you never forget. it is burned in my memory for the rest of my life. >> reporter: flames gutted the apartments at 16th. it left more than 100 homeless. killed at least 12 residents. and injured 11 firefighters, including tom mcguire. >> i never saw an occupied building in all of my years in the fire department that had so much fire in it. >> reporter: he suffered first and second degree burns to his face and neck. the film makers, five firefighters, say this was the work of an arsonist who was never caught. the 60 unit building housing transients and the low income was turned into a five story
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torch. >> a lot of things to remember. the body bags lined up out in the street. you don't forget that. >> i happened to be there. >> reporter: he describes memory of the fire that he and his family escaped. >> i grabbed my son and mom and we went down the fire escape. >> reporter: the film makers say the fire is an intersection of san francisco's history and its fire department. a tribute to the valor of firefighters and their relationship with the mission. >> there were 40 rescues made by firefighters. so it was a heroic fire. it really was something that we didn't want to let get forgotten. >> reporter: after the fire, what was left of the building was torn down. for years, it sat empty and was referred to as the pit. today another building that houses the low income is located on the same site. >> my thoughts go back to 1975. every time that i passed by, you thought it was hollow
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ground. >> reporter: firefighters say they submit touchdown to the sun dance film festival and the public will be able to see it sometime next year. amber lee, ktvu fox 2 news. >> donald trump's election is causing some uncertainty for young undocumented immigrants who are working and living in the united states. four years ago you will president obama signed daca. it allowed certain undocumented residents who came to the u.s. before the age of 16 and before june of 2007 to work or go to school here. born in mexico to chinese immigrant parents, she works at a san francisco nonprofit that helps immigrant and low income families manage their finances. >> i applied in 2012 when it first came out. to be able to work and get the social security number, it was amazing.
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>> some 750,000 people have applied for the program. the recipients are known as dreamers. president obama has advised president-elect trump to think long and hard before repelling the immigration program. coming up next on mornings on 2 the 9, the warriors in toronto for a game. steph curry is pairing up with a new organization called coach pop. coming up, we show you his new commercial, poking fun at people who try to give him tips on his game. it is being called the future of homeless housing. we will take you on a tour of a prefab home. and you are going to meet the brain child behind it coming up.
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>> a san van developer has come up with a housing system that he thinks could help solve the homeless problem. >> it is 160 square feet of space with all of the conveniences of home. >> she joins us live this morning with that sneak peek. hey, tara. >> reporter: it is pretty cool. if you look at the outside, it looks like a big box. it is sort of modern looking. joining me live is patrick kennedy, the brain child behind this. this is your babely. >> this is my baby. >> you're going to give us a tour. >> yes. >> tell us how you came up with the idea. >> we have been looking at micro apartments and prefab for ten years. this is the culmination of not 7 years of prototypes and experimentation. >> you've got everything all in one. your kitchenette, the bathroom, the bed. >> we have a bed, we a micro
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closet that has twice as much storage as a normal closet. we have a broom closet and a full bath with a shower and bathroom. >> and these are pretty nice cabinets. you even have a mirror. >> yeah. yes. we have -- we tried to put high quality finishes throughout that are not only aesthetically pleasing but incredibly durrant able. we have pet friendly surfaces here but also things like steel beds, granite countertops and indestructible finishes. >> open the door so the photographer can sneak in here. he will show the bathroom. >> yeah. >> it actually is pretty spacious in here. there is quite a bit of space for 160 square feet. >> yes. >> how did you come up with this idea? >> well, i saw a hotel in amsterdam that was 160 square feet. one ever the most popular places in holland. and i thought if hipsters can enjoy and live in 160 square
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feet, then others can. this is small enough that we can replicate it on a large scale and build thousands for the homeless. >> it seems expensive. this is quality stuff. >> yes. but by building prefab, we can cut the construction costs by about 30%. we can also build buildings like this twice as fast, which also lowers the cost. >> show me the picture that you have of how it would look when you stack all of them together. >> right. >> we would like to go to cities and build over their existing parking lots or surpass land and stack these like lego blocks in building that's have between 100 to 2000 units a piece. >> are you doing this in san francisco. >> i have been bang on the doors for the last eight months. we're offering it to the cities $1,000 a month furnished with an option to buy at the end of the ten years.
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i think we're making progress. i'm not sure. >> thank you so much for joining us live, patrick kennedy. this is the micro pad. you can see it's pretty great. if we turn around, i just wanted to show you the view over here. you have a little desk. and then if you look over here, you can kind of see outside. the nice windows and it opens up and everything. so this is quite a bit, you know, that you get for 160 square feet. back to you guys. >> definitely a lot better than the situation so many are living in now. thank you. speaking of housing options, how about a prime piece of real estate for half the cost of homes here. it sounds too good to be true but it is the real deal. pam cook is here to talk about this amazing community that you found. >> i was amazed myself. so many people are responding, where is this? where is this? we're talking about a newly remodeled home on the bay for $300,000. we found in gem of a
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neighborhood in an unlikely place. not way away from the city. >> reporter: home prices are outrageous. and just plain out of reach for many people in many areas around the bay. there are some reasonable neighborhoods, but usually they're away from the big cities and the jobs, and often make for a very long and tedious commute. so we went looking for some hidden gems and found one in richmond. >> we thought how could we ever afford to live here. >> reporter: joe and nancy raised their family in minnesota. so when their daughter settled here in california, they never thought they could afford a place to be near their grandkids. >> at first we weren't sure. we looked for a number of years. whenever we would come out to visit with them, we would wander around and we had a realtor that took us different places. we lucked out. we found a place that would work. so we took the leap. >> reporter: they landed at the shores at marina bay. the homes are not big.
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one and two bedroom condos. but they have newly remodeled kitchens and bathrooms. and buyers can choose to put in upgrades such as wood flooring. they're surrounded by a park like setting, resort style amenities like a pool and gym. and they're on the bay. and perhaps the best part, they start at $275,000. >> what is the hitch? >> the hitch, you've got -- you've got to buy it and live in it. like i said, we're not allowing investors. we've -- you know, there really isn't one. it's -- you've got to get over the mystic or the negative richmond. and that's really too bad. the people are pigeonholing it because it is richmond. it is a great vibrant community. >> reporter: he admits the shores are not much of a walking community. you do have to drive to the grocery store. but the homes are just a short drive from the pavilion which is a performance base that
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offers concerts, craft fairs and the oakland symphony. it's also right off of the 580. so an easy commute to the richmond san rafael bridge, the bay bridge, bart and amtrak. but richmond is not an area known for its great schools. but the project manager says that will change as more families move in. >> you see it in the last couple of years in el cerrito and how the schools have come up. we're the next exit. there's only so many places that families can go and still be within san francisco. >> reporter: that's what michelle pitcher and her husband are hoping for. they were excited to find a nice safe place to raise their 11-month-old daughter. >> we love the security here. i felt safe. and it is pretty affordable for how nice it was. he makes enough money so i can be home with her. it's like living the dream here really. >> and we've been asking folks -- as that story was running, would the cost of housing drive you from the bay area. 63% said yes. i can't afford anything.
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37% said no. it's worth the cost. so this is a big deal. >> yes. >> to live in the bay. >> there's athrane we pay a lot to live here. it's an amazing place, the bay area. the other thing that we have been talking about, they are promoting community. they are attracting the first time home buyer, the school teacher, the retiree, the person who wants to live there. to reiterate, we have been talking about this a lot. they are not rental units. you have to buy them and live there. this is not an investment piece of property. you can't prevent someone from selling. >> i buy today and sell in four years, that new owner may be an investor. >> no. it's in this property you have to buy and live there. however, the prices will eventually go up because people -- they have about 47 left right now. so it's what the price permits. once they're all sold and then the next people eventually it's on the bay. the schools get better, it will probably get more expensive. >> in doing this story, did you
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get this sense this might start a trend? there are a lot of area that's are not developed now. >> right. >> that you could perhaps do this in. >> that's what a lot of people are hoping for. that's what we need. these were apartments built in the 1980s. and so what they did is tooked them and turned them into condos and remodeled the kitchens and bathrooms. if more property owners did something like that but promoted community instead of trying to make a lot of money, yes, it would be wonderful for more people to be able to own a nice home. and then the schools would get better. >> the bay is beautiful. we know that. we all live here and grew up here. but there are people who don't want homes on the bay and housing on the bay. they want to leave it as is. >> this was built a long time ago. that's what they need to do. >> pam cook, thank you so much. >> we'll be right back. >> still, $275,000, you can't find that nowhere else. >> no.
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and the most expensive is $567,000.
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imagine a world where instead of rushing to buy we gave thanks for what we already have. at t.j.maxx, marshalls and homegoods we're closed on thanksgiving because family time comes first. bring back the holidays.
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>> capital records is marking a major milestone. the record company celebrated its 75th anniversary yesterday with its own star on the hollywood walk of fame. the ceo and katy perry were there for the unveiling. in honor of the anniversary, capital is rereleasing vinyl edition of 75 albums including frank sinatra and pink floyd. it's been three years since san francisco was transformed
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into gotham city to fulfill a little boy's wish. this is how we remember miles scott. he is big and strong and now 8 years old. back in november of 2013, the make a wish organization helped him live out his dream of being bat kid. he had leukemia and wanted to be a superhero. so he did just that. today his family says he is happy, playing little league, and thriving. and the family just welcomed a third son. >> pope francis is joining in on the cubs world series celebration. chicago's archbishop presented francis with this cubs hat and what looked like to be a signed baseball at the vatican two weeks after they won the first world series since 1908. the archbishop shared this photo on twitter. news of the cubs win reached
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all the way to the vatican. seth curry arguably the best shooter playing today is teaming up with coach-up a private trainer service that matches young people with former college and professional athletes. in the first commercial for the company, he poked fun at the unsolicited tips that he gets often. >> elbow in. >> full extension on the arms. >> push it. >> this is all about the follow through. >> come on. >> elbow in. >> you have to hang that hand. >> what? >> you have to hang that hand, baby. you know how we do it. ring the bell. >> thanks. >> count it [laughter] >> have you ever been to a warriors game? people screaming at the players. >> pick it up. stuff like that. >> move the feet. >> i love it. i love it. >> that is very true. >> hope you stick around with
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