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we've had a couple of reports in lake county. the rest of that will be along the coast heading to monterey. and just off monterey. 32 lakeport. and napa, and 30s and 40s. cloudy and mostly cloudy and highs in the upper 40s and low 50s. a cool day with a few light showers. here's where mr. sal castaneda -- [audio difficulties ]
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time is 4:40. still ahead, the ranking democrat was here in the bay area last night. he explains why the trump campaign is not out of the woods yet when it comes to the russia investigation. also up next, why water restrictions could be back in california permanently regardless of our rain totals.
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good morning. east bay commute not too bad as you drive to the tunnel. looks pretty good heading up to the oakland area. >> and we're not out of the woods yet on cold temps. look at this. very light precip and there's been some snow in lake county.
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a welcome back to mornings on 2. people driving on the peninsula should pay extra attention. officers from law enforcement agencies will take part in a traffic enforcement program. they'll be deployed from 8:00 to 4:00 in the afternoon. they are urging drivers to be mindful of pedestrians, stop at the crosswalks, and be cautious
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when backing up. they also say people crossing the street should pay attention to traffic around them and not be distracted by texting or talking on the phone. make eye contact with drivers and never assume they see and will stop for you. >> good advice. last night a former border patrol agent turned author canceled a scheduled book signing in oakland. that decision by francisco cantu followed his decision that drew about a dozen protesters. he spent four hours on the border patrol. his book glorifies the border patrol while not mentioning any of its problem, critics say. a statement was released. out of respect for the east bay
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community's vocal opposition to his appearance, he feels it will be best to cancel his appearance. students are turning an old school bus into a home. several engineering students gutted a bus and are transforming it into a living space. that includes everything from a seating area to wiring the bus for a refrigerator and heat. >> the biggest challenge that we're going to face for the bus is the wiring and figuring out how to power the things like the refrigerator. they said they want to put heating units into the bus because it gets really cold at night. >> for me, it was an opportunity for the students to practice their engineering skills. and at the same time, create something that is of value to the community. >> the bus is being given to a professor at san jose state who has been homeless since summer. she and her husband have been
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sleeping in their car. both say that increased housing prices have made it impossible to rent or buy in the area. the school bus home should be complete in may. a decision about permanent water restrictions for california is on hold. state water officials met yesterday in sacramento about bringing back temporary water restrictions and making them permanent. >> after a dry start to the year. drought monitors say much of southern california is back in a drought. the water board is considering a number of restrictions, including requiring hotels to ask guests if they want towels and sheets washed. and banning fountains without recirculating systems. >> we're in the worst drought of the century and you have to be tougher on conservation than when you just have a dry year. >> a vote was delayed to they can tweak it to accommodate
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agriculture and the use of recycled water for plants. some of the items include using a garden hose to wash off driveways or sidewalks. and washing your car without a shutoff valve. and watering a lawn within 48 hours of a rainstorm. and those are probably things we should not be doing. sal is watching the roads. how does the commute look? >> looks good dave and pam. i'm looking at slow traffic that's beginning to show up. we are seeing stop and go traffic on the altamont pass and coming in to tracy. for people who come on 205 and 580. conditions on 205 and it gets better in livermore. and no problem to the dublin interchange with just a little bit of slow traffic. this is a look at interstate 880 and you can see traffic is moving nicely and no trouble at the bay bridge although some of
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the cash lanes tend to get just a little bit crowded as we lead to the hour where they turn the metering lights on. i see the flags to the right. they're moving. that means it's windy. let's bring in steve. >> a little bit. not that bad but a lot of cloud cover. and we have reports of snow up to lake county and mendocino county. and it doesn't look like there's much left in lake county. and now it's stretching to sonoma county and santa rosa. and now this is high base, pretty light. santa rosa to petaluma. and maybe mixed precip to kenwood. from bodega bay. not a lot but there's a little bit. the radar is picking it up. and there's present on the santa cruz coast, and clipping half moon bay. there are a few on highway 101.
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30s and 40s around the bay. and the cloud cover has definitely made an impact. we had a lot of 20s. and now it's 30s and 40s. san francisco, 44. and oakland, 39, alameda 42. and richmond is at 39 degrees. they were down about 5 degrees yesterday. nine in truckee. a few snow showers will develop in the sierra nevada. there's a better system on the way tomorrow. anything today would be a couple hundredths. and by thursday afternoon and evening, things get interesting. it looks like a better system rotating in then. 50s on the temps to 40s. santa rosa, calistoga, hard pressed to get above 49 or 105 degrees. a lot of cloud cover and a little bit of rain. the weekend looks okay and gradual warming. >> sounds good for the parade.
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thank you, steve. 4:49 is the time. another proposed increase in the gas tax. up next, this time it's the federal government that wants to pay more to fill up.
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welcome back to mornings on 2. it's 4:52. oil giant bp is projecting that the demand for oil worldwide
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will plateau in about 20 years from now. the company expected oil demand to plateau because of the increase in electric cars and trucks. there were about 2 million electric cars in 2016. and they predict the number will skyrocket by the year 2040. and they report an excess in supply as the u.s. becomes energy independent and ramps up crude oil production. the proposed federal gas tax would increase to an average of 43 cents per gallon. according to the u.s. chamber of commerce, the proposed tax will bring in $394 billion in revenue over the next 10 years which president trump reportedly wants to put to his $1.5 billion infrastructure plan. many republicans are against
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the plan. the federal gas tax is 18.4 cents a gallon and has not gone up in 25 years. in california the tax went up 12 cents a gallon in november. the flu vaccine may do more than prevent the flu. it may prevent heart attacks. those people are six times more likely to have a heart attack within a week of getting the flu. and the study says getting an annual flu shot is important if you risk is high for a heart attack. a san francisco federal judge has struck down a law involving the website imdb. the website required that ages of actors be deleted if the actor requests it. it's intended to fight age
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discrimination. 26% of female characters are over the age of 40. but the problem may be sex discrimination within the entertainment industry rather than age. >> i waited my entire life for this. >> the world is going to start over. >> it is a box office hit. you know that. marvel's black panther took in $240 million in the united states on the opening weekend. and disney says this movie had the second highest grossing opening of all times behind star wars, the force awakens. yesterday, students in oakland were treated to a special screening of the block buster new movie. about 250 middle and high school students went on a field trip to the grand lake theater in oakland and saw the movie which was directed biage oakland native. all about a black super hero. and the kids loved it. >> when you think of super
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heroes, you might automatically go to superman and batman and all these other people but you don't really hear about any super heroes that are african- american. >> now airbnb bought the tickets for the students and the chaperons, and before the movie, the students were invited to round table discussions with african- american executives. it will be the chinese new year parade in three days. final preparations are underway. last night we got a behind the scenes look at this year's opening act. it's a flash mob of dancers, told through traditional and nontraditional performances. >> it's going to be very festive. and then everyone is going to be dancing. different styles of dancing. a very chaotic dancing scene. >> meanwhile at the warehouse
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on the waterfront. artists are putting the finishing touches on the fleets. it takes a lot of glitter and gallons of paint to create this visually exciting experience. always amazing. and we'll be broadcasting the parade this saturday live right here on ktvu channel 2. it's starting at 6:00. that's our broadcast. the parade starts a little bit earlier. >> and bundle up, right? >> steve says if you're heading out to the parade, it's going to be chilly. hope to see you. time is 4:57. it's been a year -- believe it or not -- since san jose was hit by devastating floods. first responderring tell ktvu about the changes made to prepare for the next disaster. >> also a vigil in the north bay for victims of the school shooting in florida as america searches for common ground in the gun control debate. good morning. you can see traffic is moving
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along pretty well in the east bay. this is a life look at interstate 880 in front of oracle arena and the traffic looks good. a few reports of light snow in mendocino county and lake county. it's almost done but light rain from santa rosa to marin county. more on that coming up.
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good morning. one-yearing ad today, coyote creek flooded in san jose, devastating homes and neighborhoods. what is planned today to mark what happened on this day? and what has changed to prepare for a disaster in the future? >> reporter: the gun control debate comes to the white house today. i'm doug luzader in washington. we'll have more on that and a surprise announcement from president trump -- just ahead. this is mornings on 2. >> welcome back to mornings on 2. there's one of my favorite shots. beautiful, colorful -- >> it's like a painting. it really does. something you'd want in your living room. >> oh, i would like that in my living room. maybe he'll paint that. a beautiful shot of the bay bridge. a


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