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the chinese new year, the celebrations from the far east to here in the bay area. mornings on 2 starts now. >> this is ktvu mornings on 2. thank you for joining us. i'm pack cook. >> and i'm dave clark. steve paulson is right over here. >> where? where? >> i'm going to say it. it's cold this morning. 43. >> wait until monday young lady. we have mostly clear -- there's a few clouds out there. two good friends of mine, sunny and warm will be back in town. i don't know about 70. that might be pushing it. when the wind tails off, the temps drop. we're in the 30s and 40s. i haven't found 20s but i probably will. i'm sure there's some to the
north. mill valley is 38. kelseyville is 32. occidental is 33. and american canyon, upper 30s. a lot of clouds streaming in to southern california and the desert and arizona. a few high clouds. and overall we're looking good if you're heading down to spring training. the rain has ended but higher mid-level clouds. a big change on sunday. upper 60s for some. 4:01 on a friday. and here he is. mr.sal castaneda. looking at the roads, getting into the bay area from the altamont pass, it looks pretty good. no major problems on this commute. 680 to fremont and san jose it looks pretty good here. driving to the silicon valley, off to a nice start.
this is a look at oakland, and traffic on 880 is moving along well. and from the oakland area to san francisco the bridges are looking good. we are learning more about the school shooting in parkland, florida, where 17 people were killed. >> authorities have identified the victims and provided new information about the suspect. nikolas cruz reportedly confessed. he was in the building just seven minutes and after the shooting he went to a walmart and then a mcdonald's. we have more on how the community is dealing with this. good morning. caroline. >> reporter: good morning to you pam and dave. fewer than 10 of the victims remain in the hospital as investigators are digging deeper into the background of
the accused shooter. a massive candlelight vigil as names were read aloud. others remembered the gunman's hostility and violent tendencies. >> i knew he wasn't okay when he punched the window and said i'm going to cause karma one day because he got in trouble with the teacher. >> reporter: he appeared in court 24 hours after he's accused of opening fire on the teenagers he once called classmates. >> are you nikolas cruz? >> yes, ma'am. >> he reportedly confessed to the massacre and is now on suicide watch. according to his public defender, he's struggled with mental illness. his brain is like a child's, but he understands the gravity of the situation.
>> he's remorseful. and he's fully aware of what is going on. and he's just a broken human being. >> reporter: the fbi was notified about a comment posted to youtube where someone named nikolas cruz wrote quote i'm going to be a professional school shooter. now president trump is planning a visit to parkland. >> caroline shively, we'll check back with you. what we also know is more about the victims. the dead, 14 students and three adults include a national merit scholar semifinalist. a senior who planned to go to college, and the athletic director and wrestling coach who was an iraq war veteran. >> right now is the toughest part, finding out how this happened. and hopefully, we can make a
change. >> aaron feis the assistant football coach, and scott beagle, the geography teacher, both died protecting students. students in mill valley will demand changes to gun laws. a candlelight vigil was held to honor the victims and to talk about how to prevent school shootings. students, teachers, parents, and community members came together to focus on ending gun violence. >> we have to start now. so don't just sit back and mourn. take that pain and make a difference. >> novato's police chief issued a community message saying the shooting left him heartbroken and he's encouraging people to be vigilant and report troubling behavior to police. >> i would not want to live with the regret that will never go away if i could have
potentially prevented school violence or sommer mass shooting. i wouldn't want to live with that regret. >> reporter: the team has drills to prepare for scenes like what happened in florida. president trump is expected to visit parkland to meet with the families of the victims and the local officials. in a speech to the nation, the president told the children of america there are people ready to protect them. >> if you need help turn to a teacher, a family member, a local police officer, or a faith leader. answer hate with love. answer cruelty with kindness. >> the president is committed to improving school security and dealing with mental health issues. but he never mentioned gun control. democrats want to consider
common sense gun legislation. >> people die from this. >> the democrats want expanded background checks and a special committee to examine gun violence. and paul ryan said congress should focus on whether existing laws are working, including laws designed to prevent the mentally ill from getting guns. stay with us on ktvu fox 2 for continuing coverage of the school shooting. we'll bring you new information as we get it on air and online. a woman is recovering in the town of byron after being beaten by a baseball bat. a call on kellogg creek road shortly before 9:00. and they found a 38-year-old woman suffering from the a serious head injury. no word on her condition or any arrests this morning. >> the chp is praising good samaritans in the east bay who
pulled a man out of a burning car on a busy freeway near crockett. the driver lost control of the car and then hit the center divide before the car rolled over and burst into flames. other drivers saw the crash and the flames and got out and pulled the driver out of the wreckage just before the chp arrived to put out the fire. the driver who has serious leg injuries was rushed to the hospital but is expected to survive. california lawmakers are rolling out a series of bills to ease the housing crisis. it would make it harder for landlords to evict tenants. another bill would require landlords to give a valid and specific reason for evictions. that's modeled after just cause eviction laws already in place in oakland. the fate of thousands of
undocumented immigrants remained in limbo after the senate rejected four proposals. one of the proposals was defeated by 21 votes. it would have created a path to citizenship for dreamers, funded the border wall. a separate measure would have extended daca and funded the wall and also cut the visa lottery -- kept the visa lottery program intact. >> this is a decision that the senate is going to regret. and i hope we will be able to remedy the injustice soon. >> i just think we missed an opportunity for the american people. and we missed an opportunity for the daca immigrants. >> president trump has ordered the daca program to end march 5th unless congress can pass a fix. two federal judges have blocked that from taking effect while court challenges are heard.
the time is 4:09. he's accused of exposing himself on a public bus. still ahead the search for this man who is accused of being a danger in walnut creek. around the world today, a billion and a half people are ringing in the chinese new year. we'll tell you about the food, the special customs, and what it means to be born in the year of the dog. good morning. right now we do have traffic that's moving along well on 80 westbound. as you head out to the macarthur maze, no major issues. well, doggone it, it's cold, we have a lot of 30s and there's a big change on sunday. today won't be bad. we'll show you the friday high forecast temps.
welcome back to mornings on 2. do you know what today is? >> the beginning of the chinese new year. a billion and a half people are celebrating around the world. fireworks lit the nighttime sky in beijing. 400 cities have banned fireworks because of the smog crisis. a few vendors were given permission to sell in
designated areas of beijing. amber lee reports. >> reporter: it's a celebration of food, family, and fortunes. at far east restaurant, the chef prepares the traditional vegetarian dish, moss with dried oysters, symbols of prosperity and all things good. 90-year-old anna celebrates by eating a meal with family and friends. >> chinese people, food is number one, right? and we always think about food. >> reporter: roast pig is a popular dish, especially for those celebrating at home. on the streets of chinatown, there are pop-up booths selling celebratory items. >> you can see people dressing up, all very festive. >> reporter: wearing red is a
popular custom, as is shopping for produce like grapefruit. >> you wash all the bad stuff and get the new stuff, the good stuff. >> reporter: at this bakery, sweet and savory creeks. and products from a boundful harvest made in a circular shape representing the embrace of family. >> it's like christmas. the families enjoy. >> reporter: the owner of this shop -- the red envelopes given to children and single people. it's the year of the dog. and people born under that animal in the chinese zodiac may have certain traits. >> loyal. good friends, dependable. >> fireworks ward off evil spirits and in the morning,
they'll set off fire crackers again to bring in good luck. amber lee, ktvu fox 2 news. >> san francisco's chinese new year parade is set for saturday, february 24th. and you can watch it with us right here on ktvu fox 2. our coverage begins at 6:00. again, that's next saturday night. we will all be there. >> pam will be out in front waving. and there's another celebration this weekend. the vietnamese community is welcoming the arrival of springtime based on the lunar calendar. the south bay as one of the biggest vietnamese communities in america. and there'll be a festival at the east ridge mall in san jose. and the mayor will take place in the flag raising ceremony at
city hall. 4:16 is the time. and one of the most popular things at the chinese new year parade -- or people i should say -- is sal. crowds come to see sal castaneda. >> i enjoy it too. they might be giving me my joy back. we all have a good time-out there. let's start out with a good commute in the san jose area. gilroy to san jose looks good right through morgan hill. the gilroy super commute looks good. it's been a nice drive all the way to the valley. the silicon valley commute on fridays can be a little bit lighter. getting up to highway 17 looks good. no problems on the west bay bridge approaching oakland and heading to san francisco. it's 4:17. and let's bring steve in.
4:17 on a friday morning. good morning. >> good morning to you. >> it'll be a beautiful friday. a little chill. it takes a while to get cranked up. lots of sun, 64 to 68. should cover 99% of the temps today. there could be a couple that are about 70. i think tomorrow is more likely the day. it's going to be a big temperature drop starting sunday and taking us to monday and tuesday. we'll go to upper 50s with a pretty good breeze. still no rain, not yet. we are at 22 days since the last precipitation. no rain for 22 days. and it does not -- there could be a teeny bit but nothing widespread. 30s and 40s on the temps. 34 santa rosa. and napa airport is 32. and you lose that breeze and the temperatures drop off fast. a couple of high clouds. occasionally, some of these
spill over the ridge coming in from the north. a lot of cloud cover from the tropics moving into the deserts of southern california and arizona. if you're in phoenix or scottsdale. no rain just cloud cover. 35 near the concord pavilion. 33 pleasanton. and 37 pinole. alamo is at 34. it's a cold start and there's a puff of an easterly breeze. sfo shows a slight westerly. truckee at 14. two bits -- and bookends of 35 sacramento and ukiah. and everything looks nice into saturday. and then on sunday, get ready. friday and saturday are nice and colder as the system sweeps through. monday and tuesday we'll have 50s. again, there won't be anything friday and saturday. there could be a teeny bit with the cold air mass coming in.
it may be favoring the coast. the main message is colder and windy. 60s on the temps. santa rosa in there. antioch. and morgan hill. today and tomorrow nice and mild and wall. and windy and colder. and much colder monday and tuesday. especially as the wind tails off. >> wow. okay. 'cause i heard maybe some frost this morning. >> not this morning. well, isolated. >> more likely next week. >> folks with allergies -- >> christien kafton and i were talking about how they're killing us. >> you'll be better monday and tuesday. >> i will let him know as well. pretty exciting. a bay area figure skater made olympic history. the extraordinary feet accomplished by a 17-year-old from palo alto. and an 18-year legal battle over cleaning up hazardous lead paint in california.
welcome back to mornings on 2. an oakland man was formally charged in connection with two mail bombings. 56-year-old ross gordon -- is accused of mailing a footlong explosive device that injured a man in east palo alto in october. and then he mailed an almost identical device to the home of an alameda police officer.
the officer was at work and his wife opened it. she suffered hearing loss and minor burns. the officer has interviewed him in 2013 as part of a drug and burglary investigation. what we're finding out more about the couple from modesto charged with the stabbing death of a young woman outside of livermore. we're finding the couple is expecting a baby. daniel gross and alyssa leonardo were back in court and did not enter a plea in the stabbing death of their friend lizette cuesta. the attorney does not want to address the specifics of the case until he gets evidence from the district attorney. >> she's scared and frightened. this is a terrible situation for her. she is not someone who is an
ongoing -- she doesn't interact with the criminal justice system on a regular basis. this is new to her. >> reporter: sources tell ktvu that the suspect admitted to stabbing the victim more than two dozen times in the head, back, and neck. he says he acted in self- defense. and he has a 10-month-old baby with another woman. three paint companies lost an appeal to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to clean up lead based paint in california. that decision leaves in place an earlier ruling that held them liable for removing lead paint from older homes. the lawsuit was filed in 2000. the companies are trying to gather signatures and have the state pick up the cleanup costs. remembering the victims of the florida high school mass
shooting. we'll take a look at the 17 lives that ended too soon. cannabis on campus. meet the family that helped inspire a change in california law. good morning. we still have traffic that is doing pretty well. etch on highway -- even on highway 4. not a bad looking commute coming across the willow pass grade and coming into concord. we have a couple of 32s in there. livermore is 34. she was falling farther homeworand farther behind.ttle. we thought if we pushed harder.... but pushing harder didn't work.. sylvan worked.
pretty chilly. it's going to get colder, just wait. >> that's correct, monday, tuesday. >> but you're right. it warms up in the afternoon. >> i stepped outside about 9:00 and it was cold but 2:00 or 3:00 it was nice. you wear layers. that's what you do. we have 30s and 40s. and without the breeze, the temperatures tail off. 30s for many. i saw a few upper 20s in mendocino county and around the russian river i saw a couple. me and my army of one. we have higher clouds. lots of sun and everything is coming from the north or the northeast. and a lot of cloud cover in southern california and arizona. does not look like any rain with that. but a lot of cloud cover. 30s on the temps. pleasanton, 33 degrees. and 34 alamo. there's cool readings, and a puff of an easterly breeze. 35 ukiah, sacramento, and we're
looking for sunshine and mostly sunny and mild to warm today and tomorrow. and then watch out. temperatures will take the plunge on sunday, monday, and tuesday. more on that in 10 minutes. 4:30 on a friday. >> there's one good thing and you've mentioned it before. sleeping weather. when it's cool outside. there's always an optimistic side to stuff. >> can i say something? >> yes, sir. >> on twitter a lot of weather folks everyone is depressed because there's been no rain. we can have a miracle march. try and be optimistic. >> we should do rain songs for traffic just to -- >> i like it. rain dance, rain song, let's bring it on. >> thank you. i'm always optimistic but especially so on a friday. let's go