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they followed the thief and detained him by officers. he was found with more than a hundred stolen phones and was arrested. cheating the system by not paying for your bart ticket. >> it's annoying. i'm paying for it. why shouldn't everyone else pay for. the project for girls and how it is inspiring people from all over the country. it is a gray misty tuesday morning in the city by the bay. live picture from our emryville cam looking towards san francisco. if you're interested in running the san francisco marathon. >> yes. >> it is set for july 23rd. can't see myself participating in that. but maybe some day. >> maybe 5k, mike. >> 5k more my speed. speaking of marathons, the boston marathon was held yesterday. there was one individual who
ran in it. a woman named catherine switzer. she was the first woman to run it back in '57. she did it again wearing the same bib number. i don't know if you remember the story of her. an official tried to rip the bib off of her. she has done the marathon before. celebrating 50 years after that moment in 1957. >> good for her. >> very nice. >> good for her. >> tax day today. >> got it done. >> everyone has got it done. >> i got it done. >> a lot of pressure on donald trump. do you think he will ever release his tax returns. >> it hasn't happened to this point. what is the reason to release it now. >> if he wants re-election, he may have to do it. i'm not sure. >> all right. a predawn gathering this san francisco to bring you back home here to mark the anniversary of the deadly 1906 earthquake and fire happened just after 5:00 today. [sirens]
>> early on mornings on 2 we showed city leaders and community activists gathering at the fountain there on kearney street near market marking the 111th anniversary of the infamous quake and fire. >> april 18th, today, no one knows when the next quake will come. but san francisco is doomed to relive the horrific events of 1906 because the san andreas fault never rests. it may strike tomorrow or not for 100 years. but it might just strike as the city sleeps tonight. >> the 1906 earthquake and fire killed more than 3,000 people. there are no more survivors from that day. but relatives of survivors and history buffs still gather each year to hold commemoration events. >> we came out to celebrate the continued resilience of san francisco and show our support for the people who have come before us and our current first responders and city officials.
>> that is the meeting place where quake survivors reunited with family after the quake and fire. the mayor laid a wreath for victims and gave a fresh coat of gold paint to the hydrant that is credited for saving the historic district in the mission district. >> the quake hit in 1906. there was not an exact reading. but they estimate it was between 7.7 and 7.9. half of the city was left homeless. it is believed that the last remaining surer was william dell monte. there is more on the story on ktvu.com. steve, i saw a tweet earlier that you said that if you want sunshine, you should go to lake county. so if you go that way, you can get sun.
here, we're stuck with clouds. >> at least mostly cloudy. there is sun to the north. by the weekend, we will have sunshine here. it has been a tall order to get anything but rain and drizzle. that continues here. although there are breaks to the north. d douglas says just checking, it is april, right? it is not march. i like the rain but it seems a bit much for this time of year. i would agree. it is time to get sun. we do have good news. you and your buddy matt foley if you want to head down to the river this weekend, there will be sunshine and warmer temps. santa cruz mountains and monterey getting rain right now. santa clara valley getting rain. the rainfall wasn't that heavy but keeps going. picking up a tenth of an inch and a quarter of an inch. soquel half an inch. coyote reservoir, .4. palo alto, .15. st. helena and santa rosa a
quarter to a third of an inch. there are a few breaks to the north. today is your day to get in on sun. it won't be easy from fremont, we have cloud cover. there is some snow up in the sierra. it looks like it is kind of winding down a little bit. still some for the morning. the beat goes on up there as well. you can see where the bulk of this is. santa cruz to gilroy and monterey and over to the valley. one more system today after today's system. it's right there. that will take us into wednesday night and thursday. then we get a break. 60s on the temps to near 70 degrees. the extended outlook has a return to more sunshine and warmer temps starting thursday afternoon and going right into your weekend. so we're almost there. >> thank you, steve. >> you're welcome. authorities in sonoma county are looking for a man who tried to rape a jogger on easter sunday. >> the woman says a strange man came from behind and knocked her down. >> leigh martinez is live along the trail where word of the attack has joggers and hikers
frightened. >> reporter: well, this is a very popular trail for hikers and joggers. however we haven't seen anyone out here this morning. it was raining. but then if you take a look at the sign that is posted on the sonoma overlook trail, that is from the sheriff's department, warning people about the attack. now, the violent attack according to the sheriff's office hasn't happened in this area as far as they remember. on sunday, around 1:00 in the afternoon, the woman says she was running through the trail when a stranger yelled at her. he then violently attacked her. the victim says the man came up from behind, knocked her to the ground, punched her several times and then tried to rape her. the woman says she fought him off and was able to run away and called 911. she was treated at the hospital and later released. news of the attempted rape on the trail disturbed locals who use the trail often. >> sonoma is a really nice city.
it doesn't happen often. i can't recall the last time something like this happened. >> i came to the trail and a man stopped me and advised me of what happened. and it changed my mind about heading up for a hike. >> reporter: a police k-9 you know exit a helicopter searched for the attacker but did not find him. the attacker is described as a white man in his 50s with a bushy gray beard wearing a black zip-up hooded sweatshirt and beanie. he also appeared to be homeless. now, police patrols have increased in the area. and we were told by the sheriff's office that because of the description of the man appearing to be homeless, they will be checking out some of the homeless encampments in the area as well. >> leigh martinez live in sonoma county. bart has a problem that costs the agency millions of dollars every year. riders that don't pay to ride. rob roth says that bart has several ideas to not only catching the thieves but preventing them from doing it in the first place. >> reporter: this is the proper way to pay for a bart ride,
with a clipper card or a bart ticket. but bart says many passengers are cheating by not paying. >> it is annoying. i'm paying for it. why shouldn't everybody else pay for it. >> reporter: bart stipes it deprives the rail system of 15 to $25 million a year. >> there are people who will follow behind closely someone going through the fare gates. then there are people who will simply hop over the waist high barriers. >> reporter: bart is proposing a multi prong strategy to deter cheating in the stations all in downtown san francisco, including here at the embarcadero station and at montgomery, powell and civic center. one of the proposals is to raise these plexiglass barriers to about five feet, up to about here. also emergency gates would no longer be so easy to open. under a proposal, a station agent would control the gate using a remote. and bart would hire for fare
inspectors to check tickets. passengers gave the proposal mixed reviews. >> you would have someone policing 24/7. that is not realistic. the high barriers may be the way to go. >> lower the prices. maybe people won't jump over. >> reporter: the price tag for the proposals is about $3 million. if the bart board approves, the work could begin this summer. in san francisco, rob roth, ktvu fox 2 news. if you still haven't filed your taxes, today, just so you know, is the last day. the deadline was extended because the 15th fell on a saturday and yesterday was a federal holiday back in d.c. you have until midnight to file or ask for an extension. >> if you don't have your stuff together, if you have documents that are missing, file an extension. take off the pressure. then you get until october 15th in order to file. >> you can file online until 11:59 tonight. but most post offices will close at their regular time today. some will stay open late for you.
for a list of those post offices, head to ktvu.com and click on web links. with it being tax day, our question of the day is this: have you filed your taxes? yes, got it done. or no i'm a procrastinator. checking out the results, the vast majority of you, 84% say yes, got it done. 16% say no i procrastinate. i love reading your comments. doug tweets last week got it done. had to pay federal, state refund. broke even. >> black magic says i get it down asap because i usually have a need nor my tax return. >> i'm a mid range filer. too scared of filing early only to worry that i'll have to refile if and when turbo tax updates the software. >> i've never had the problem of being too early. >> thanks for using #ktvuthe9. coming up, clearing a backlog of officer-involved shootings in the city of san
>> taking a look at stocks. the dow jones not doing well. losing more than 150 points at this moment. the story is the same on the s&p and nasdaq, both losing one half of one percent. the d.a.'s office is trying to clear a backlog of additional police shootings. at the same time, the district attorney could take the lead role in the investigations, a move that is supported by mayor ed lee. for more on this we are joined by the district attorney himself live in the studio. thank you for coming in. >> thank you. >> i want to ask you about the perez-lopez case. he was legally drunk at the
time. >> he was. >> he was waving a knife at the officers and another individual at the time. >> he was. >> he was shot in the back four or five times. >> yes. five times. >> why were the officers not charged? >> yes. so basically what we had is a case of self defense and defense of others. the officers responded to a call of a man chasing another man with a knife. when they get to the scene, they see basically two people that are circling a vehicle. one, you know, one has a knife. they can't fell who has a knife. they each approach one of the individuals. as they do so, the one officer engages mr. perez. he realizes that the guy has a knife. the other guy -- the other officer comes to help him. as he does so, there is a struggle and the officer turns around and he starts running away from the officers. the officers begin to respond to the initial assault. by the time they fire their
weapons, one officer says that he started firing in self defense. the other officer is firing in defense of the other. >> that's what you believe there. is one particular reason not to file charges. >> yes. we had a lot of evidence. we actually got photos taken by a neighbor that show where mr. perez landed. we see where the knife landed. we have also audio of the shot spotter who tell us when the shots were fired. we can hear the struggle. there's also other people that witnessed the chase. there's a lot of evidence. when put together, they gave us a reason to believe that there would be enough doubt that the case could not be prosecuted. the standard for us is beyond a reasonable doubt. >> okay. >> if we believe there is enough doubt, we cannot prosecute a case. >> the city of a backlog of ten cases that need to be taken. >> right. >> you want to take a lead role in the investigative aspect of these cases instead of having the police department do it. why do you think that you're
the one to do it other than the sfpd. >> ideally there would be a completely independent entity, perhaps the attorney general's office, that would do the work. the reality is no one is there to do the work. there's a lot of logistical reasons that having a centralized body in the state of california it would be difficult to respond to the scene 24/7 anywhere in the state. since we don't have that, then the next best case scenario for us is to create a unit that independently within the d.a.'s office but not working on day- to-day work would do this work and people well trained to do the work. we hire a lot of people that come with civil rights. three of the attorneys are coming from the u.s. justice department. two of them extensive service in civil rights prosecutions. we brought people with defender experience. we're bringing people with tremendous amounts of expertise in the area. >> is it going to speed it up?
right now it is a slow process. i find it not fair to the officers. it is not fair to the families of the victims. >> right. >> because they want answers. and it is taking two years. >> the reason why it is taking two years, we did not have the resources to do it. we have more than ten cases backlogged. almost 20 cases. we hope to clear the backlog by the end of this year. the more controversial cases by the summer. then the goal is that we will finish the cases between three and six months going forward. >> do you believe the san francisco police department has a culture problem that leads to these cases to begin with or do you think that these are just unfortunate situations? >> look, i think it is complicated. i think there is overall a problem with american policing and use of force. and i think there needs to be an evaluation of procedures and training in the way that officers use deadly force. number one. number two, the law as currently stated gives a lot of room for officers to use deadly force. and then thirdly, i think that, you know, san francisco police department has some internal problems that are being fixed
by the way. san francisco police department in the last year has only had two shootings. we are looking at those shootings. but they appear to be very straightforward. so we went from having a lot of shootings in a year to a tremendous reduction by the emphasize, the training and procedures put into place. >> is the bar set too low for when an officer can use deadly force. >> the way that the law looks at it, given so many options for an officer to respond to a situation gives the opportunity to use deadly force in cases that a lower level of force could have been used. but the law doesn't say that you have to use the lower level of force. the law says that you have a variety of tools and you can use any tool. >> do you have an opinion on tasers? should the san francisco police department be able to use tasers. >> i believe the san francisco police department should be able to use taser. they are two different things.
it gets complicated and leads people to the wong conclusions when you mix the two. >> you're the chief of police of the department at one point. how about the argument that some may say there's a conflict of interest there. that you led the same department that you may in the future be investigating with this unit of officer-involved shootings. >> look, i think that people are alleging there's a conflict of interest, they have to peel beyond. you have to look beyond all of this rhetoric and work at the work that we're doing. >> can you separate yourself. >> not only can i separate myself but i have separated myself for over 20 years. when i was the chief of police, i was more critical of police use of force than anyone else. most chiefs of police are, by the way. right. there is a difference between policy and procedure inside of the department and the law. what we're doing we have to as a prosecuting officer go by the law. >> can i ask you before we have to go, in the most recent ruling about perez lopez, especially when we have details that he was shot in the back,
multiple shots fired, to the public can you see how that can be difficult for some to understand, that it was a justified shooting. >> absolutely. and the reason why we went through a lot of time explaining what occurred -- because it is important for people to understand what the law says. right. there is an issue of reaction to a perception. right. the best way i can explain it is most of us have driven a car. most have not used a firearm. when you're driving the vehicle, from the time that you perceive a danger to the time you apply the brake, to the time that you release the brake, when the danger is no longer there, there is lag time. it's the same process. the brain works the same way when using a firearm. you perceive the danger. you determine that you're going to use the firearm. you start concentrating on the mechanics of shooting. the person may turn around. by the time that you pull the trigger, they are already turned around. the second is he is running in the direction where the other
person is. >> and that's the threat to others. >> exactly. everybody is within 10 to 12 feet of distance. we're talking about the a little more than this desk length. all of this activity occurred very quickly, in a matter of seconds. very close confinement with someone with a knife, waving a knife. >> when will you have a decision on the next officer- involved shooting case you're looking at. >> i hope by the summer all three connal ones will be cleared. >> are you going to run for mayor. >> no. >> okay. >> we will have you back in the summer. >> we will be right back after the break.
birthday party had ended. without warning two men in ski masks opened fire from a car. police say they had been waiting for the party to end. >> vincent and calhoun. one down so far. >> reporter: but officers soon realized more teens had been shot. >> apparently there's five juveniles shot out here. everybody is conscious and breathing. >> reporter: in all, 18 suffered minor to significant gunshot wounds. all are expected to survive. the shooters escaped. >> two unknown suspects wearing ski masks opened fire on the group of people out on the street. it's known that 26 plus rounds were fired from two different shooters. one juvenile was trampled by the crowd as it disbursed. that person suffered a dislocated shoulder. >> reporter: police say the shooters were targeting someone in the crowd. but a motive is not known. the grandmother of the girl who had the party told ktvu they too don't have an explanation for what happened. >> my granddaughter don't
associate with people that do stuff like that. that's not how she was raised. that's not how a lot of kids here were raised. >> reporter: students told ktvu that some of the victims attend vallejo high school. the principal declined to comment. neighbors are shocked by the violence. >> a bullet whizzed past my head. and then it's insane to see a bunch of little kids get shot. >> all right. henry lee joining us in the studio to talk about this story more. to me when you just spray gunfire into a crowd, maybe i'm wrong, maybe they're not targeting one particular person but maybe this crowd that was hanging out together at the birthday party. >> yeah. right now vallejo police don't know who was being targeted. they know it was not a random shooting. unfortunately we have eight teenagers scattered at different hospitals. >> they say someone in the crowd was targeted. we're not sure. >> often someone was denied
entry. we have seen this over and over again. >> they come back. >> they were mad because they were not invited or feel outside of the group. >> yeah. no evidence of that right now. all we know is there are two groups of people who are at odds with each other. and one group realized there was a party there and decided to send a message which is terrible for the victims involved. >> so often you hear of crimes happening in front of a bunch but nobody comes forward to police. is that happening in this case. >> a lot of people are scared and not coming forward. that's why vallejo police are asking for people to come forward with information. we are looking for a brown car. that's the only description they have. people are scared of retaliation. >> do the police go to the school district on something like this and ask about threats in the hallways. they were probably in school based on their age. do detectives go to the school?
>> i'm not sure. we stopped by a couple of high schools. they were very secure. in fact one high school staff asked us to leave. i do know that many high schools in vallejo have school resource officers that will be working with the student body to see if there is any information that they have. >> just about every high school has one now. >> coming up on mornings on 2 the 9, it is bike to school week. we will take you to this morning's celebration of pedal power in san francisco. all eyes are on olay ultimate eye cream. allure best of beauty and marie claire's most wanted. eyes show emotion, not your age. olay eyes. ageless.
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twitter. not only is it tax bay but it is bike and roll to week in san francisco. the tradition is in its ninth year. the rainy conditions did not put a damper on the fun this morning. >> reporter: we're at lafayette, one of the 96 schools taking part in bike and roll to school day. you can see the kids just arriving. even though there's a light rain coming down. a lot of people are participating. a lot of the bicycles are parked as kids make their way into school. brian is the executive director of the san francisco bicycle coalition. you're one of the organizations that coordinates this event. and how much has participation gone up? this is the ninth year. >> we have a record number ever 96 schools participating this year. we expect over 6,000 young people and their parents and caregivers to participate in bike and roll to school week in san francisco this year. >> the goal is to get kids and parents understanding what the
safest bike route is to school. >> and that it is even possible to bike and roll to school. on scooters. a lot of parents think they are forced to drive. if we can show them safe routes, techniques, tips, if we can get them connected with other parents and families that bike, we can really make it possible and make them realize it is possible to bike with their young ones. >> reporter: and safety is a big issue not just for kids biking to school, but people of all ages in san francisco. how much progress has been made in terms of bicycle safety in the city. >> we're working hard to achieve vision zero which is an important goal. >> last year there were a couple of bike fatalities. >> there were. we're seeing a slight improvement. real rethat will come when the city builds more protected bike lanes. we work on our education so all road users learn how to share the road responsibly and operate according to the rules. and we have good enforcement. >> reporter: now, sometimes there's resistance to the idea
of protected bike lanes and other measures from people who are used to driving in their cars. what do you say to folks who say i don't want to give up another lane. >> how can you say no to all of the smiling kids coming into school with their parents and care gives. >> this is the future of transportation. >> we want them to be safe. this is a sustainable, healthy way to get to school or anywhere you need to go. >> reporter: thank you, brian. the kids are about to go inside to learn more about bicycle safety. because it is raining. because this event, it is the ninth year they have been doing it. and we're here at lafayette elementary in the richmond district in san francisco talking about bike and roll to school day. in san francisco, allie rasmus, ktvu fox 2 news. >> thank you, alley for the report. for some of the headlines let's go to dave clark in the news room. >> thank you, sal. three drifters accused of killing two people in the bay area will be sentenced today.
both pled guilty in the october shootings death in golden gate park and stephen carter on a marin county hiking trail. they happened just days apart. as part of a plea deal, a third person testified against his two former friends. angle will be sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. lamply and olivegood may get life in prison. police are searching for a third suspect in stealing thousands of dollars in musical instruments from eyehole school. jonathan is the focus of that search. if you're buying musical instruments, check them very carefully. a 17-year-old boy from pacifica and 20-year-old christian mcallister have already been arrested in this case. dozens of musical instruments like saxophones and flutes were stolen two weekends ago from the band room at the high school in fairfield. so far a handful of the interrupts have been recovered,
including an english horn that is about a century old. we just received an update on that nationwide manhunt for steve stephens, the ohio man accused of brutally murdering a man and broadcasting it live on facebook. minutes ago he shot and killed himself. according to pennsylvania state police, it happened in erie county, pennsylvania as police were closing in on his car. stephens was wanted for killing the 74-year-old at random in cleveland. the chief of the cleveland police department just held a news conference and said that police officers in pennsylvania received a tip this morning. >> those officers responded. the vehicle fled from that area. there was a short pursuit in which the vehicle stopped. as the officers approached the vehicle, steve stephens took his own life. >> that is the very latest. stephens posted a video on facebook announcing plans to
kill someone. two minutes later he posted another video of himself shooting and killing mr. godwin. those are just some of your morning headlines from our news room. mike, sal, gasia, i'll send it back to you. >> thank you, dave. more than 4,000 people from all around the world are in san jose for facebook f8 conference for the first time being held in san jose. >> the event is being held at the convention center. long lines as folks make their way inside. this was previously held in san francisco at fort mason. the event has outgrown that venue. >> it looks like it is outgrowing this venue too. that means big business for the city of san jose. >> reporter: the san jose convention center is decorated with pride as it hosts f8, facebook's annual developer conference. ryan arrived from korea. his first time in california. he was hoping for better weather but overall glad to be
here. >> i'm quite excited to be here. i love adobe and facebook and all of the companies. the atmosphere for me is pretty good. >> reporter: he is among the thousands of visitors in town for f8. organizers say it is the perfect location in the heart of silicon valley given that the event has doubled in size to more than 4,000 people, outgrowing the facility in san francisco. >> we have over 30% more international attendees this year, which is very exciting for us. people from brazil, from japan, from india. we also have a live stream for folks to watch online. >> reporter: facebook's ceo mark ducker berg is expected to deliver the key note address as attendees will learn the latest in the industry. >> for me personally i'm interested in camera services, what facebook will promote for camera. >> i'm interested in seeing all of it. the stuff that relates to what i do but also the stuff that is more out there, like the virtual reality stuff they're
working on. >> reporter: besides facebook, apple is moving the worldwide developer conference to san jose. and signs are already up for comic-con. these conferences underscoring san jose's ground for the tech senator for the silicon valley. >> more than 4,000 visitors will fillmore than 2700 hotel rooms. a great economic boom to the city. at the same time we have seen in downtown san jose the explosion of interest of tech. >> reporter: according it team san jose that managing the convention center, f8 could have an economic impact of more than $2 million. nearby original joe's is already seeing the extra foot traffic. >> especially when it is the tax week, tax season, it is typically a slow week. we're definitely excited to have this conference here. >> reporter: ktvu fox 2 news. >> vice president mike pence now in japan. the second stop on his ten-day asia trip. the vice president told
japanese prime minister that the u.s. is 100% behind japan in working to reduce the risk presented by north korea's nuclear program. the vice president said the u.s. appreciates the challenging times in which the people of japan live. north korea was the main topic of discussion on the vice president's first stop in south korea. the vice president said that china appears to be willing to put pressure on north korea to abandon its nuclear program. >> we are hopeful that they will do more in the days ahead. >> north korea tempted another missile launch over the weekend, hours before pence arrived in south korea. but that attempt failed. oakland mayor libby schaaf is getting a jump on the competition by announcing she will run for re-election in 2018. she still has 19 months in her
first term. she told us why she is already starting the re-election bid. >> i wanted to announce early because i don't take anything for granted. and i want voters to be very clear, i am in this for the long haul. >> at this point, there are no other candidates who have announced they are running. senator dianne feinstein faced hecklers yesterday at a town hall in san francisco. >> some of the crowd said that senator feinstein isn't doing enough to stand up to president trump. >> tara moriarty attended the town hall at the scottish right center and shows us how the senator responded. >> if you want me to speak, you're going to have to let me speak. [applause] [applause] >> senator dianne feinstein stands her ground after being heckled while trying to answer a question about last week's u.s. attack in syria. at one point, things turned volatile. and the crowd tries to have the
heckler ousted. many in the audience were with indivisible sf, angry that the 84-year-old senator hasn't been more vocal against president trump. >> will you take a stand and call him what he is, dishonest, incompetent and corrupt. >> reporter: feinstein said her staff was violating him on ethics violations. >> whether we can in fact deny certain federal payments for business trips of his sons and that kind of thing. >> reporter: more applause for her pledge to push for limits on corporate money for elections and a tax on carbon emissions but boos for the lack of support for single payer health care. >> can we have your attention please. >> reporter: feinstein called north korea the number one problem in the world, calling
kim jong-un more ruthless than any existing leader on earth. >> north korea is an acute danger for us. they are in process of dealing a ballistic missile which will be able to hit anywhere in the united states. zoo her states. >> she supported barbara lee to take her senate seat. >> i don't feel that the democrats would lose anything by doing what the population in the united states wants them to do. we want out of these wars. >> reporter: moderator duffy said that feinstein can'ting too vocal against trump because she sits on two committees. >> i think we will see action. i think she has to be measured in terms of what she can say in a public setting. >> reporter: senator feinstein has another town hall scheduled in los angeles later this week. and this summer she will hold another town hall in san francisco. her term is up next year. when asked if she was running
for re-election, she declined to say. tara moriarty, ktvu fox 2. coming up, major league baseball honored jackie robinson. the new book that looks at the role of the athlete. up next, we're live with some of the people behind the project for girls. stay with us. un-stop right there! i'm about to pop a cap of "mmm fresh" in that washer with unstopables in-wash scent boosters by downy. because this scent lasts up to 12 weeks, which is longer than any relationship i've ever been in. freshness for weeks!
the founder and a contributor and an 8th grader from san francisco. thank you for joining us. >> gabrielle, let's start with you. i remember 8th grade like it was yesterday. it was rough. i think we were so focused on our selfs and how do i look and does he like me. i was so afraid to put anything than i feel great, i look great and yes he likes me out to the universe. is that pressure still there. >> just a little bit because of the social media now. >> right. >> we have all of the standards in front of our faces and we don't know what to do with them and we can't relate to them. i think at our school it is not that bad. we're all tight together. we don't really have the pressure of oh he likes me, i have to look good, i have to wear this to be popular. >> i was reading about your story. you were saying you why shy. >> i was shy. >> i don't see that right now. >> yeah. >> what in the world happened. >> i just got better at interacting with people. yeah. >> was it hard in the beginning. >> yeah. really hard. i was a tiny child with a big
head in a small body. i was very shy. as i grew older, i gained confidence in myself. >> people with big heads do well in tv, by the way. >> i learned how to carry myself and be myself and not be scared of that. that's what i'm doing right now. >> how did you meet. >> i met gabrielle when she had just published her first novel which was amazing at 11 years old. i wanted to do a story on her for the project for women. and at the time i was doing a section called the project gee. it is for 30 and under. and that's when i realized that we have those girls and those women under 30 who really need resources, they need guidance and more mentorship and community around like what they're doing and all of their goals that they want to follow through. and so i started looking at the teens because i work as a fashion photographer and i'm already doing -- i have been doing this forum for three
years. it's all about celebration of women's lives. i was like you know what these teens need as much guidance as anyone. this is such a pivotal time in their lives. we can make a difference by centering around them and encouraging them and seeing what their ideas are and what their goals are. and making online internet and technology a really more positive space where they can, you know, just talk amongst themselves and be free. and encourage conversation. and also, you know, just build relationships that are much more supportive. >> is there anything that particularly inspires you to do what you do, to share your stories? >> so i -- yeah. i mean, just being a fashion photographer, learning so many different stories about different women all around the world. i mean, all of us are one in the same. but we just have been cut from a different cloth. and we've been, you know -- we've grown-up in different
situations and surroundings. so it is just -- i think, you know, i want to see i guess the world get a little bit smaller right now. everybody seems overwhelmed by the internet. let's make things smaller and get communities stronger and focus on what is important and what matters. >> people always want to have the photo shoot. >> yeah. >> and you had one. >> yeah. >> i had it twice. >> how was it. >> okay. so the first time i was still a little bit shy. and i didn't really know what to do. there was a camera in my face. i was meeting lori. and i kind of freaked out. i didn't really open up that much. i did the standard pose, a smile. then on my second photo shoot, when i got to do the project for girls, i thought i have to be confident and a spokesperson for all of the girls out there and i have to be bold. so i just went home -- all the nights before the shoot, i was preparing myself, okay, you can do this. on the actual day, i let myself
go. >> you actually were empowered. >> yes. >> thank you for sharing your story. do you get inspired by reading other stories of girls connected with the project. >> yes. the first story that i read on the project was about kendra woods. she is an amazing person. she went through so much. and i was just so inspired by how she -- what she did and how she started the movement. and everything about her just, bam, people aren't like this. this is such an amazing person. i read countless stories on this westbound site. like the one did odessa. i was lucky enough to meet her. >> one after the next. >> yes. i'm always inspired. >> thank you for sharing your story. lori, congratulations on the new project. >> thank you. >> i wish it was here when we were in middle school. >> yeah. >> it is important. we have to just keep going with this and supporting our teens. >> we have put more information about project for girls on our website on ktvu.com. just look for it in the web links section under the mornings on 2 tab and you can
dubbed the ss john glenn as a tribute to the astronaut and hero. there was a 360 view available of the launch. cameras were placed 300 feet from the rocket to give viewers a full and complete look at of the liftoff. all players won the number 42 to honor jackie robinson, the first african-american in the major leagues. steven rappoport has more on the book about jackie robinson. >> reporter: while major league baseball celebrated the 70th anniversary of jackie robinson breaking the color barrier over the weekend, a new book is out called 42 faith, the rest of the jackie robinson story. ed henry says there's a lot that people don't know about his life. >> it is gone. >> i wanted to kind of go on
this journey to figure out how much of a role did faith and god play in ricky making this monumental decision and more importantly how much did faith play in jackie robinson's rise. he had all of these people shouting the n word at him, issuing death threats because he just wanted to play baseball for the brooklyn dodgers. i found a lot of them. ricky had second thoughts and went to the minister and basically said i'm not sure i can go through with this. if jackie was a failure, it wasn't just he who would be washed away. ricky who had been in baseball for a few decades and won a few world series in st. louis, his reputation was on the line. his wife rachel remembers that every night jackie would come home that rookie season and go to their tiny apartment in manhattan and get down on his hands and knees and pray to god. that shows that it was engrained in him as a young man. faith was not the only ingredient. but i think the fact that he
had this strong faith in god was the secret ingredient that hasn't been looked at in the movie 42 and a lot of books. >> president obama says the impact that he had on his life. >> i see a straight line on what jackie did in 1947 to me being at the white house right now, this was in 2011. >> reporter: 42 faith the rest of the jackie robinson is out right now. tonight, san jose sharks look to even up their playoff series with the edmonton oilers. the sharks host the oilers at the tank. first drop of that puck is at 7:00. a loss won't actually eliminate the sharks but you can say this one is close to a must-win game. the sharks offense needs to get going in gear. they have been shut out the last two games. tomorrow, in 1990 or so, a new style of dance called turf dancing hit the streets of oakland. we will talk with a man who
grew up learning the moves and is teaching them to children to keep children off the streets. i'm going to berkeley to go foragging. >> be careful. that worries me. i will have the report for you. >> we will eat this stuff. >> yeah. i eat it. . >> i know you're trying to save money, but be safe. that's all i'm going to say. >> i'm heading out right now. >> i will see you at noon. >> okay. >> thank you.
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