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arsons stretched back several months. tonight president donald trump says there was, quote, no collusion between himself, his campaign, and russia. he said in that an interview with nbc news. the president also spoke about his firing of firing of fbi director james comey, calling comey a showboat who brought turmoil to the agency. he also said that the decision to fire comey was solely his. you are watching ktvu fox 2 news at 6:30. governor brown released his budget plan that calls for $124 billion in spending. >> that's an increase of 1.5 billion since january's version of the proposal. $500 million would go to childcare. most of the money raised would be by increasing the tobacco tax which would cover growth in med i cal costs -- med-i-cal
costs. >> reporter: public schools are the big winner in the brown budget. >> over the past four years, california has increased spending by billions of dollars for education. >> grades k-12 will get nearly $75 billion this year. that's $1.5 billion more than january's budget. an increase of 4,000 per student compared to six years ago. >> so when you hear people saying we don't get enough money, that's real money. >> but not everyone is happy with the increase. advocates insist schools should be getting more money. >> there are some schools, even though they got a bump, it's wiped out by the pension cost. so there won't be money in classrooms in those schools. that's what we're being funded at, the minimum. that was not what the voters voted for. >> reporter: governor brown is withholding $50 million from the university of california. >> i have my issues with the university. i think their salaries are way
too high, specifically the administrators. >> reporter: brown wants uc president janet napolitano and administrators to be more upfront about funding after an audit failed the office of the president failed to disclose surplus money. >> i put the 5 million in there so we can hold their feet to the fire. new at 6:30 tonight, san francisco is suing uber to make sure its drivers are registered with the city. in a tweet, the city attorney said no one is above the law. they have to follow the same business rules as any other sf company. because upper considers its drivers contractors and not employees the city requires drivers to register as businesses and publicly post their name and a business address but the city says uber has not provided data since last december. officials say uber refused to comply to a subpoena issued in january. uber setsz protecting its drivers' privacy. the san francisco bay ferry
system is about to undergo a major expansion that officials say will make the system a more viable alternative. tom vacar tells us there was a ground breaking today for new docks behind the san francisco ferry building. >> reporter: on the site once occupied by sin bad's restaurant officials broke ground for two more great big ferry docks that begin operation in 2019. except for golden gate ferries most ferries are operated by the water emergency transportation authority. established nine years ago to provide passenger service and if necessary, emergency transportation in the event of a natural disaster, even bart strikes. this is another huge step in something very big and badly needed. >> we have a strategic plan that would basically triple the amount of ferry service we operate today and help to relieve that congestion on the bridges and in downtown san francisco. >> reporter: even for those who never ever ride a ferry there's something in it for them. >> we have already doubled the size of the system to about 2.5
million passengers for year recently. if we could double it again we could relieve about a lane and a half of congestion on the bay bridge during the peak hour. >> reporter: it is a chance to have what's called the columbus day freewayesque every day. >> not everybody has columbus day off as a holiday. but enough people have columbus day off that you see a noticeable decline in congestion. and just reducing the demand on the roadway by 5%, say, can yield a 40 or even 50% decline in congestion. >> reporter: by 2035, 44 water emergency transportation ferries will serve 16 terminals from silicon valley to the straits, instead of today's six. routes will triple to 12. daily riders will increase five fold to 38,000. >> in fact, the cost of implementing an expanded ferry
system is considerably less than huge infrastructure to build another bridge. >> the more ferries the less chance of ain't on another system, say a car crash on a bridge. a bart outage or a natural disaster can destroy the commute or longer term blockage. >> each system can back up the other to the greatest degrees possible. >> at the height of the ferry service, before the bridges were built, 55 million people used to use san francisco bay ferries every year. then cars almost killed off the ferry system. but it is cars now and would they're doing that is giving the ferry system a renaissance. tom vacar, ktvu fox 2 news. coming up here, an outpouring of support for the family of this northern california college student who was found dead weeks after she went missing. >> she could literally be any of our daughters.
the united mileageplus explorer card. imagine where it will take you. a sheriff's deputy was shot and killed while making a traffic stop in arkansas. that deputy was spending to a disturbance at a home 60 miles west of little rock. authorities say two women were found dead at that house. the same man is believed to have killed all three people. he surrendered after a five- hour standoff with authorities. the deputy who was killed was 46 years old. he was described as a great husband and father as well as being an excellent law enforcement officer. in northern california, investigators in sutter county say there are a number of unanswered questions surrounding the mysterious death of a yuba college student. deputies say they are' awaiting the final autopsy and toxicology results on the body of 20-year-old allie yeoman. they say that could take several weeks. last sunday a fisherman found her body in the feather river
less than a half mile from the orchard where her pickup truck was discovered in march. in the meantime the community is demanding answers with one woman painting hundreds of cars with the words justice for allie. >> i'm doing this as a mother. she literally could be any of our daughters. >> investigators have not yet revealed that they think that she was the victim of an act or foul play. morgan hill police are asking for help tonight in finding an 18-year-old woman who has been missing for a we can and considered at risk. investigators say desiree atkins kwalls never arrived at school. desiree is described as 5' 5" tall with long brown hair, hazel eyes, and a distinctive tattoo. police say she has a history of
depression but did not appear upset the day she left. in south lake tahoe the 2017amgen tour kicked off today with the women's race. 106 female cyclists from around the world are competing for the title. organizers started planning this leg 18 months ago and hope that the race will inspire future bike riders. >> the event like this will hopefully stimulate a lot of young women to get on their bikes and try to follow that dream as well. >> the race will end at big bear lake in southern california on may 19th. a bay area high school is in mourning after a student athlete dies suddenly during a basketball game. >> i'm really hurt. she was the one that made me try out for the basketball team. when i wanted to quit, she was the one that pushed me up and told me to keep going. >> coming up next, the special tribute to her today. it's cool out there.
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number. now he has reached out to her family and even signed her shoes. >> her family says they are in a a state of shock and grief. >> reporter: a temporary memorial made of pictures, flowers and candles sits near the quad at homestead high. students and well wishers continue leaving messages and continue paying respects to kim nuestro. >> is it's very nice for the school to pay respects to her. i wanted to take some time off today and make sure i do so as well. >> reporter: school officials say she collapsed monday during a non-school affiliated game and died at an area hospital. >> i'm really hurt. she was the one that made me try out for the basketball team. when i wanted to quit, she is the one that pushed me up and told me to keep going. >> reporter: nuestro's love of this sport stretched from the south bay to the east. she wore steph curry's number 30 on her jersey monday. tuesday her family sent a pair of her shoes to the arena so
the star could sign them in her honor. >> it's a small token for her family. a lot of people are thinking about them and would they're going through. >> we're lucky to be in this area where we have so many connections to the warriors. >> reporter: coach becky says the team will honor their fallen star next season, a night dedicated to nuestro is planned. as the sophomore's legacy lives on. >> it still really hasn't hit. i know she is gone but i feel like i still have trouble accepting that sometimes. >> reporter: late today we learned there is going to be a candlelight vigil for kim nuestro on tuesday at the large gym on the homestead high school campus. in cupertino, jesse gary, ktvu fox 2 news. well, it is that time of year ago gain in northern california. whale sightings are happening everywhere. this is video taken yesterday on the kitty cat boat.
you can see that humpback wheel put on quite a show. one of the people on board also snapped this incredible picture. there it is. it shows a whale that looks like it's posing right in front of the golden gate bridge. >> let's talk more about not only this but also our weather. bill, isn't that a beautiful shot? >> he timed that out pretty good to get that shot. lots of grays moving now. they're coming south. but as last year, we've got a lot of humpbacks in the water. there's the picture again. of course, he had to time that pretty perfectly outside the gate. shoe how big you think that wheel is? >> i can remember a time last year -- well, i have been surfing 35 years but i can't remember a year like last year with so much sea life. you're seeing it again this year. killer whales, humpback whales.
>> how big do you think these are? >> that looks like a humpback, and they're big. pretty good size. the grays aren't that big. >> we can see killer whales coming, too? >> i've never seen them. have you? >> no, i haven't. >> last couple days i've been at the beach i've seen them. especially when the winds die down. it's encouraging to see so much wildlife come back. i say it all the time, but great grandpa and grandpa grew up in this area unsan francisco, and they talk about the bay and hue it's actually polluted. you saw less seals, less whales, less wildlife than you do now. you are seeing bald eagles in the oakland hills. if you are any ij at all, this is a neat thing. we haven't seen this in a
hundred years this revitalization of wildlife. that has to do with the efforts of many people. the temperatures outside now are in the upper 50s and low 60s. it is going to be another day tomorrow a lot like today. i think we will see more sunshine. winds are blowing out of the west at 10, 15 miles per hour. and i was -- last friday, i took a live picture, a fund- raiser for some california environmental group, and they were talking about how california has all these great things. we do. we have i don't sim tee, san francisco, sacramento, a wonderful place. one of the things that we do have, we have this wildlife venue that we exist in with mountain lions and coho salmon. we have two runs in the river in sacramento. we're very fortunate that we live in this place. that's why your house costs so much, because we have this wildlife that is so stung, as
well as agriculture and mountains. i don't have to sill on california. san jose partly cloudy 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, and then some sunshine tomorrow in san jose. it taps out tomorrow in san jose. 66 degrees. a few days ago we were seeing temperatures in san jose that were in the 80s, closing in on 90. so tomorrow mostly mid-60s. here's the five-day forecast. no sprinkles in the forecast, julie, but just temperatures on the mild side. more like today. really right into your mother's day weekend. >> mild and a little chilly out. >> i actually wished i had a jacket. i was watching bill's game. >> where do they play? >> they're undefeated, frank. >> baseball. >> awesome. >> proud dad over here. >> oh yeah. >> bill, thank you. california lawmakers were asking questions about the safety of the spillway.
assembly members held meetings today a. >> the culture of monitor, watch, patch, paint the crack, and then monitor some more must be corrected. the status quo is simply unacceptable for the 200,000 people living in the shadow of this dam. >> the hearing comes three months after the dam autos main spillway was damaged leading to the emergency evacuation of tens of thousands of people. the price tag for repairing the two spill ways is $275 million. preliminary work has already begun. the shorthanded spurs are having an easy time with the rockets in houston tonight. mark will have that and the rest of sports coming up next.
pg&e learned a tragic lesson we can never forget. this gas pipeline ruptured in san bruno. the explosion and fire killed eight people. pg&e was convicted of six felony charges including five violations of the u.s. pipeline safety act and obstructing an ntsb investigation. pg&e was fined, placed under an outside monitor, given five years of probation, and required to perform 10,000 hours of community service. we are deeply sorry. we failed our customers in san bruno. while an apology alone will never be enough, actions can make pg&e safer.
and that's why we've replaced hundreds of miles of gas pipeline, adopted new leak detection technology that is one-thousand times more sensitive, and built a state-of-the-art gas operations center. we can never forget what happened in san bruno. that's why we're working every day to make pg&e the safest energy company in the nation. spurs-rock playing now. who do you think the warriors want to play? >> doesn't matter who they want to play. this just into the fox 2 sports department. they definitely will be playing the san antonio spurs. you can guarantee that. the rock just completely laying an egg. we'll visit that equation in a little bit.
but first of all the warriors as they get ready to play the spurs on sunday at the oracle. they're just about as healthy as they have been all year, trying to get a little work in. no real issues physically, but they have a great thing going for them. and that would be the bench. and in particular we're going to talk about shaun livingston today. this guy had a sprained ankle a few weeks back. he is completely healthy. he just provides so much veteran leadership off the bench with the second unit. you know what he says? this team has got true chemistry. >> we've got real guys, guys that are genuine. it's no fake love. nobody is with an agenda. guys have an issue. we can all come up and -- we're all grown men. we can all say what we need to say. at the end of the day, it's about winning. somebody has an issue with americas i'm not playing hard enough, whatever, i want them
to say that to them. >> they always say it's not over until it's over. it's over in houston. the rock didn't even show up tonight. without kawhi leonard, the houston fans trying to rub it in. sprained ankle. well, why not. check this. simmons getting the start for leonard. look at him. first career start in a playoff, he comes out raring to go. hits the three. popovich seems very happy. james harden playing maybe the worst game of his year. he's picked right there. harden had five points, five turnovers. that was patty mills out of st. mary's with the pick and go. fourth quarter now, the rock have been trailing by 20 pretty much this entire game, and a that's not going to change. meantime the life of a major leaguer. giants played an afternoon game in new york city yesterday, and by now, they're back home, and they have to play tonight. those kinds of things won't happen in the future as their
labor agreement is going to change next year. you can't fly across the country and be expected to play the next day. they will be playing with brandon crawford who is back from a groin strain, and denard span what banged up his shoulder on that play in colorado, and missed a couple of weeks. he will be back. should bea boost of energy. certainly let's hope so because span hasn't done much, even when he is healthy. >> the hardest thing for me not being able to play is to not be able to go through grind with those guys. i'm just happy i'm back and i just hope that i can bring a little energy and just help this team get back on track. >> all right. well, he didn't seem to have a lot of energy there. let's hope it revs it up by the time the game starts. meantime the nfl taking some heat over this. the question is, why doesn't colin kaepernick have a job when blaine gabbert does after
job? he was signed yesterday by the arizona cardinals. and a gabbert was outplayed by colin kaepernick, no matter what you think of the guy one way or the other. today on the fox show "in the disputed," shannon sharp spoke out sharply. >> what stance he took has everything to do with why colin kaepernick doesn't have a job, and the thing is, is that the nfl is too coward enough to admitted it. blaine gabbert had more interceptions in five games as a starter than colin kaepernick did as 11. colin kaepernick was 16-4. blaine gabbert was 6-5. six touchdowns, five interceptions. he gets the job before the guy that replaced him as a starter. >> making his feelings non. >> got to admit, i agree with him. >> he's got a point. mark, thanks. see you later, everyone. >> good night.
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