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work scheduled to start in the next few weeks but should not affect any of the shows at the castle. mike bloomberg punches his ticket to the next democratic debate. that's helping face going around a merry-go-round at a zoo, never seen that before. >> one father receives the gift of sight thanks to state-of-the- art technology. we really are the show that people doubted for a long time. >> we are catching up with the ladies of "the real" after they filmed their 1000th episode. we will have their thoughts on reaching this milestone. welcome to the nine. we help you get through a tricky traffic tuesday, but now the second part of the morning gets started. gorgeous sunshine over one of the prettiest cities of the world, san francisco shining on this tuesday morning that feels a lot like a monday to many. welcome to the nine.
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sal castaneda enjoying another day off. good to have allie rasmus. >> busy for people on the east side for sure. >> delayed the daytona 500 from sunday to last night. newman was involved in a fiery crash at the finish of the race. >> oh, my gosh. oh, my gosh. >> this is video recorded by obviously a spectator in the stands in florida capturing the moment of the crash taken from a spot where newman's car skidded right past the finish line. it was in this final lap coming out of the final turn, 200 miles an hour they are going here, when ryan blaney nudged bumpers with newman, caught fire as it slid across the finish line. nascar says newman was listed in serious condition at last nonlife threatening injuries which is great news tound up wi
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that race for the second straight year. images of newman's terrible crash brought back memories to a lot of nascar fans of dale earnhardt's crash. he was killed in the final lap. following the crash nascar made several changes to improve safety for drivers and since then, at that level of racing, no driver has died at least. we are talking about improvements in helmets, the drivers are now forced to lock in, basically, their upper body -- >> it is a -- >> i think their helmet is attached to their headrest. >> because we see accidents around here in the bay area when people are going 70, 80 miles an hour and in this instance as soon as newman got loose and he was upside down, it was another racer who basically hit him head on, on the driver's side window right there and for him to survive that, the vehicle going 200 miles an hour, it says a lot about what nascar has done. >> it's a risky sport but good to know they have made
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improvements since then and we are wishing him a speedy recovery. >> exactly. take you to washington, d.c. with the news that affects many in the area. president trump pardoned eddie debarto jr. in 1998 he had pleaded guilty to failing to report an alleged extortion attempt by louisiana's governor. debartlo paid $400,000 for a river boat gambling license. those attending today's pardon signing at the white house included hall of fame running back jim brown and 49er great jerry rice, charles haley. >> the man that he is, the man that he stands for is a testament to the life that he's lived from day one and how he impacted our lives. >> debartolo avoided prison with a guilty plea, paid $1 million in penalties, served two years probation, turned over the franchise to his
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sister, denise debartolo york who owns the 49ers. his nephew jay york runs the team. under debartolo they won five super bowls. overturned big rig backed up traffic for hours. the chp says a honda civic collided with the big rig shortly after it overturned. this happened around 4:45 this morning. the truck was finally uprighted and cleared from the lanes under an hour ago. no serious injuries were reported. the diridon train station in san jose is back open after a bomb threat closed the station for two hours this morning. it delayed caltrain service. the station was closed after authorities received a bomb threat. a bomb squad swept the station but did not find anything and the station was reopened by about 7:45 this morning. happening today, teams in west marin county are continuing their efforts to find a missing bay area couple who had rented a vacation cottage in inverness.
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they never checked out. cristina rendon reports they haven't been seen or heard from since friday. >> reporter: volunteers back out again searching this morning, but today the search will be scaled back and refocused around the rental home where the couple was staying in. there will be roughly 35 to 40 volunteers on the ground today compared to yesterday where there were more than 100 volunteers from across the bay area helping in the search. this will be the third day of searching for 77-year-old carol kiparsky and her husband, 72- year-old ian irwin. they were frequent visitors to inverness. the assumption is the pair went on a late afternoon hike on friday and got lost. >> we have to check every possibility. we are not going to leave any stone unturned until we can find this couple. basically we are doing due diligence to search every possibility. >> reporter: they sent a text
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to family on friday confirming plans for sunday that they missed. and like yesterday, today's search will include volunteers on the ground, crews in the air and boats traversing tamalas bay. family members are staying nearby in inverness and relatives flying in today from out of state. reporting in marin county, cristina rendon, ktvu fox 2 news. happening today, more testimony in the case of john lee cowell, the man accused of killing nia wilson two years ago. cowell is charged with murder and attempted murder in the stabbings of nia wilson and her sister who survived. last week cowell was kicked out of the courtroom for shouting profanities while he was on the witness stand. prosecutors say they will not put him back on the witness stand when court resumes in just about 25 minutes. democratic presidential candidate mike bloomberg has met the requirements to join the other candidates on the debate stage tomorrow night in nevada. as lauren blanchard reports, it will be bloomberg's first appearance on the debate stage
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and he could face criticism from the other candidates. >> reporter: former new york city mayor michael bloomberg making the dem debate deadline, becoming the sixth candidate to qualify for a podium in the latest national poll he's at 19%, far behind bernie sanders but ahead of joe biden. wednesday night will be the first time bloomberg takes the stage, while the other five qualifying candidates have already debated each other eight times before. >> michael bloomberg is starting at 60 miles an hour in the middle of everything. he has no orr: bloomberg will have to defend himself and his past policies against candidates like sanders and elizabeth warren who are critical of the billionaire's self-funded campaign. >> we say to mayor bloomberg, we are a democracy, not an -- you're not going to buy this election. >> reporter: although bloomberg will be on the debate stage in
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las vegas, he will not be on the ballot in nevada when caucus goers meet this saturday. the nevada democratic party planned to use the same caucus app as the iowa democrats but scrapped that plan after the disastrous first in the nation caucuses. >> this new technology has made it a big challenge to ensure that we get it right and that voters have a good experience when they go and cast their ballots. >> reporter: while wednesday is the first time we will see bloomberg on the debate stage, it won't be until super tuesday next month that we see his name officially on a ballot. in washington, lauren blanchard, ktvu fox 2 news. coming up next here on mornings on 2, thenine, short-t rentals. the new legisluced today in response park closed another day. how wildli a mountain lion that they say lunged at a 6-year-old girl. this is a story of the american
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dream. it starts here, in a middle class neighborhood with a middle class kid named mike. when his father died, his mother went to work and became the breadwinner. she instilled in mike a belief in hard work and a drive to build a better life. so he started a company from
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scratch with an idea and endless ted 20,000 jobs. he's the only democrat who's run the largest and most diverse city in america, rebuilding cating over 450,000 jobs and expanding health care coverage to 700,000 people. the only democrat who's built a grassroots movement to combat gun violence and he's a leader combatting climate change. the only democrat who's never taken a penny from special interests. now mike is running to deliver on the american dream for everyone with common sense solutions and the ability to get it done. because mike bloomberg is the only democrat who can take on trump. and trump knows it. i'm mike bloomberg and i approve this message.
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homes. officials say the water levels could still rise. the system is expected to gradually weaken come the coming days. back here in the states, huge areas of mississippi's capitol are under water after heavy rains added to the flooding along the pearl river. officials are warning people to stay away from the flooded areas to stay safe. we have the story from jackson. >> reporter: the pearl river has crested but people in mississippi are still dealing with the worst flooding the state has seen in decades. the capital, jackson, among the hardest hit areas. hundreds evacuated from low- lying neighborhoods and now the rain is returning with up to two inches expected to fall by the end of tuesday, prompting warnings to evacuated residents. >> turn around, don't drown. if you were told to evacuate, please heed these orders and do not return until officials have told you it's safe. >> reporter: flash flood watches are now in effect in some hard hit areas, but that is not stopping anxious homeowners from returning. many by boat to assess the
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damage to their properties and reinforce barriers put in place to keep the water out. >> at this point i have do everything i can wait it out an pray that the water level stays low enough where it doesn't come in. >> reporter: for some it is too late. dozens of homes and businesses already flooded. and officials say they are expecting significant problems with roads and sewage pipes when the water begins to recede. gopher tate reeves is promising a big inflection of resources as the recovery effort ramps up with most residents say they do not plan on moving away. >> start fresh, have a slip and slide party. fortunate everybody is safe. >> reporter: with several days of rain still ahead, it's not likely the water will begin to recede until the weekend. in one extreme to the other. we could certainly use some of that rain. let's check in now with steve
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paulson for a look at our very dry conditions. >> seems like everything is getting something rainwise except us. we don't have much in the way at all this month. maybe march will be our rain friend. but right now it's a lot of sunshine and 56 already in livermore. had 30s, 40s this morning. the wind is not as much a factor although still offshore. and rainfall just continues to sink, sink, sink, now for san j 43 for oakland, 55 in the city and 54 for santa rosa. and it would not surprise me if 1854 february, not a drop fell has some company and that will be this february. still don't see anything yet. see if we can sneak in a 1.0 but right now not happening. high clouds. they are moving out. there is an easterly- northeasterly breeze there, 24. also up in marin county hills, not strong, northeast at 12. but it is t to davis. also vacaville, a north and coming across the straits,
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san pablo bay over to the coast. 50 half moon bay, 59 at the oakland airport. they set a record high yesterday at 73. berkeley is 76. fremont54, 55. we will warm up again under mostly sunny skies. nothing happening for us rainwise. 60s on the temps to 70 again. not the mid-70s we got yesterday, but it will still be way above average. a lot of cloud cover but i don't think much else friday. cooler on sunday but still no rain, you guys. >> thank you, steve. the search continues for a mountain lion that attacked a 6- year-old girl in a popular south bay hiking area. it happened sunday morning at the rancho san antonio reserve. no estimate as to when the hiking area will be reopened. >> hi, folks. >> hi. >> the park is closed today. >> oh. >> there was a mountain lion incident here yesterday. >> reporter: all day long park rangers turned away hundreds of visitors at rancho san antonio
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park near los altos hills. >> we wanted to enjoy the ranch but it's closed. >> reporter: the popular hiking area was tempor stay out after a mountain lion injured a 6-year-old girl around 10:00 sunday morning. it happened while a group of ch were hiking on the wildcat loop trail about a mile above deer hollow farm. >> they are hiking on a well- known trail and out of heavy vegetation a lion appeared out of nowhere and started to get ahold of a 6-year-old girl in the group. >> reporter: he says one of the adults was able to push the mountain lion which then retreated. fortunately the girl had minor injuries and did not require stitches. monday morning a camera in the park captured this image of a mountain lion which officials suspect is the same puma involved in sunday's incident. >> the picture reveals a relatively large lion, likely a male but we don't know with
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100% certainty. >> reporter: they say the mountain lion in this picture looks similar to one captured in another photo taken before the night of the encounter. four specially trained dogs and their handlers were brought in monday to track the puma. >> they are actively out there trying to get a scent on the lion and get it up a tree so they can immobilize it and make sure we are catching the right lion. right now we are in that hold pattern of let's way and let the dogs do the work. >> reporter: the same park was closed last august for several days after a family of pumas was spotted but there wasn't any contact like this latest incident. >> i just would really ask that everyone respect the closure. we have had some people trying to sneak in. it's not going well for them. there are citations being the out so the dogs can do their work. >> reporter: in los altos, maureen naylor, ktvu fox 2 news. in our next half hour, we will explain how a pair of electronic glasses has changed a man's life. plus, celebrating 1000 episodes, up next we are chatting live with the ladies
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of "the real" about their big milestone and some of the big named celebrity guests who stopped by to congratulate them. obama: he's been a leader throughout the country for the past twelve years, mr. michael bloomberg is here. vo: leadership in action. mayor bloomberg and president obama worked together in the fight for gun safety laws, to improve education, and to develop innovative ways to help teens gain the skills needed to find good jobs. obama: at a time when washington is divided in old ideological battles he shows us what can be achieved when we bring people together to seek pragmatic solutions. bloomberg: i'm mike bloomberg and i approve this message. u cook, to save time and stay ahead of the mess.
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welcome back. it was a big day for the real. they kicked things off with confetti, a flashback to episode one back in 2013, and more of "the real" biggest moments. to talk more about this milestone we are joined this
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morning by the ladies of "the real." good morning, everyone. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> congratulations to you all. 1000 episodes, seven years. adrienne, you said this was the show that people doubted for a long time. talk about some of the challenges you all had to overcome to get here and how you were able to do it. >> i think simply because of the fact that it was the first time that people had a show like this with such diverse panelist of all women that are minorities. i think people doubted that it would work. but i think thanks to our audience, thanks to people like you at fox 2, ali and all of the team over that have supported a show like ours we made it to our 1000th episode and i love the fact that ellen made it clear that so many shows have come and gone and we shouldn't take >> you had a spe the show yesterday. how surprised were you to see ellen degeneres come on and is a legend and personally? a queen in talk, you know. so not only did she come to
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celebrate with usdropped some gems of her own and even to reflect back to her first episode at a trying time for her, i loved that intimate moment she shared with us and all of our fans out there. it made us to remember back how much we have gone through. the clip is on our i.g. right now, the five minutes of just getting our most moments and i was talking with pam today that, you know, we not only talk about stories out there. we are actually exposing our personal lives as well. that's a very different take from other talk show hosts out there. and so when we look at it, we go through a range of emotions because we are like, oh, my god, not only did we live through it but we survived. >> yeah. and our audience has been on that journey with us, which makes it that much more special. >> yes. >> what did ellen tell you behind the scenes? what words of advice or gems that you will take away and remember? >> i think when we on her show, like five, six -- well, yeah, seven years ago. >> seven >> she see you every single day
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and they can tell when you're not being authentic. so i feel like that is what we do every single day. and because we are vulnerable and we choose to tell our personal stories, people are able to relate. >> she also talked something about the chemistry and i wanted to bring that up. because you guys all really like each other and get along and that comes through, unlike some other morning talk shows where there always seems to be conflicts between the host. do you guys hang out in real life and consider each other some of your best friends? >> absolutely. i mean, we definitely have built relationships. amanda was at my housing for thanksgiving, so was tam. you guys were out of town but i think that speaks to the fact that we respect each other. and i always say even when we have disagreements on this show, some of the biggest disagreements i've ever had with anyone in my life are the people that i love the most. we are respect each other's opinions. >> and use it as a teachable
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moment. >> absolutely. >> we have all had different experiences of life. so, yeah, we agree to disagree, but we are also open to learn. >> you guys care about each other, right? >> yeah. >> you care about what each other think. >> absolutely. >> for you guys in the bay area, how did growing up here influence you -- what i'm asking is do we keep it real here in the bay? how did your experience here change your perspective? >> i have a bay area next to me who has moved and relocated her life and she says that the bay, just the grit, the people, the culture, the meld, the mix of every language and every single type of lifestyle is welcomed in the bay area and it really built me to have a very specific understanding of what i know to be today. that comes out every at this table. i still feel that energy, no matter how much the bay grows and changes. i mean, we are the leaders when it comes to technology today and how much we change and what
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we can do with the city. but at the same time it's the grit that we all came up together and that's the same culture that we like to have here at the table with all of our own individual stories. >> real quick. i want to talk about your next thousand episodes quickly before we have to go, who is your dream guest you would love to have on your show in the future? >> drake, please. [ laughter ] >> i was not expecting that, ali. i was not ready for that. >> drake. >> who would you want? >> dream guest. >> are we done, ali? >> no, no, no. i want to know. drake and -- >> simone biles. >> yes, on thousand episodes. here's to 1000 more and so glad you guys are able to come join us. come back and visit us again before then. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> remember to catch the real weekdays at 11:00 a.m. before ktvu fox 2 news at noon and later in the afternoon we
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replay it 3:00 p.m. on ktvu+. >> grew up in san jose. we have had her on a couple of times. >> that group brings it every, every day, every episode and you wonder why they are so successful. they have that connection with the viewers. very honest about their lives and open and it works. >> it all comes out. >> very genuine. it reflects. >> good to see them. congratulations to them. coming up in a minute on mornings on 2, the nine, going one on one with the democratic presidential candidate leading in most polls. greg lee talks with some of th quarantined at travis air force base over coronavirus concerns can now do and where worldwide. something great from mr. clean.
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drive to build a better life. so he started a company from scratch with an idea and endless hours- today, that makes him the only democrat in the race who's created 20,000 jobs. he's the only democrat who's run the largest and most diverse city in america, rebuilding after 9-11, creating over 450,000 jobs and expanding health care coverage to 700,000 people. the only democrat who's built a grassroots movement to combat gun violence and he's a leader combatting climate change. the only democrat who's never taken a penny from special interests. now mike is running to deliver on the american dream for everyone with common sense solutions and the ability to get it done. because mike bloomberg is the only democrat who can take on trump. and trump knows it. i'm mike bloomberg and i approve this message.
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happening today the search continues for a couple from palo alto who is still missing in west marin. they had rented a vacation cottage in inverness. they never checked out but haven't been seen or heard from since friday. cristina rendon has more. >> reporter: good morning to you. we wanted to give you some new information here. for the first time we are hearing from the son of ian irwin. he calm i here from the south bay. he says he lives in the livermore area and wanted to be up here today for the search. he is the son of ian irwin.
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there is also another son here that was carol's son, that is carol's son, and we spoke to both of them within the last hour. one of them tells us that all of this seems unreal. there's a sense of numbness and a sense of disconnect because they really can't believe that this sort of thing is happening. here's what he had to say. >> they wouldn't leave all their stuff, leave their car and i think it's very strange that they wouldn't have been a mile away, two miles away. it's as if -- it's like somebody picked them up and removed them from the area. that's what i keep thinking. >> reporter: searchers are back out now looking in the area around the rental cabin that they were staying in. they were last seen in that area on friday. and we understand today will focus on the cottage of the area, east of the cottage. they have gotten permissions, sheriff's deputies and volunteers, to search private
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properties. they are going to be knocking on doors to ask homeowners if they can come onto their land and search those areas as well. and again, this is now the third day both ian irwin and carol kiparsky who went missing on friday. and there really has been a scaled-back search today. yesterday there were more than 100 volunteers. today there is roughly 35 to 40. but the family still expressing their gratitude to everyone who has come out so far. >> it's just amazing that people care that much, right? and we haven't been able to get up here until today so thank you to all the volunteers. and of course the sheriff's department. >> reporter: so carol kiparsky and ian irwin have been here before. they have stayed in that rental cabin before. unfortunately we are told that ian doesn't have -- his hearing isn't as well as it used to be and so he wears hearing aids
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and searchers are calling out for them. the search underway now. there are choppers in the air, dogs on the ground as well as all the volunteer groups on the ground as well. there is optimism and hope. the sheriff's office says they are still optimistic this couple is alive. they know that several days have passed but they are holding out hope and hopefully something will come up today. live in inverness, cristina rendon, ktvu fox 2 news. new this morning, the marin county sheriff's department has identified two people o were found dead in the driveway of a san anselmo home. identified as 30-year-old aden mcquinney and 32-year-old dylan schwartz. they believe both died of drug overdoses. toxicology tests have been scheduled. the man and woman were found dead friday morning. firefighters in pleasant hill are investigating an overnight house fire. it started around 2:45 this morning on greenwich drive. the people who live there were having construction work done inside the home but firefighters at this point don't know if that contributed to the fire.
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>> they were out of the structure due to the construction. so good news is nobody was injured. nobody was inside at the time. it was reported by a neighbor. >> the battalion chief says more than half of the home was damaged. that first group of americans who fled china and arrived at travis air force base have now left the fairfield military facility. ktvu's sara zendehnam live for us at travis where the 14 day quarantine for this set of evacuees ended this morning. >> reporter: that's right. and we talked to a man named jeff hoe, one of the evacuees who is still here. he told us a bus left with evacuees on it. left before 7:30 this morning. hoe says buses will take evacuees to airports including sacramento international airport and sfo. hoe told us this morning he's staying one more night because his flight home is tomorrow from sfo, so there's another bus load to leave travis at
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about 7:00 a.m. tomorrow. we haven't gotten word yet from the cdc about the release of the evacuees. now, hoe was part of the first chartered flight from wuhan, china to travis air force base that landed on february 5th. today that mandatory 14-day quarantine period is over for that group. for the last 14 days hoe and other evacuees have been monitored by the cdc to make sure they didn't develop any symptoms of coronavirus. we talked to people who live in fairfield about their thoughts on evacuees staying at travis. we got mixed reaction. >> they need to put people where they need to put them to take care of them. >> they are bringing the virus into the country. they have already said 14 of the people they brought in the last load have the virus force base currently has hundreds of evacuees on base between flights that landed here on february 5th, 7th and 16th. recent flight landed at travis 11:30 sunday night. of the 300 people evacuated from a cruise ship in japan, 171 are staying here.
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14 people from the evacuated cruise ship group tested positive for coronavirus. they are not staying at travis. 13 of them are staying at a hospital in nebraska. as for the people who are expected to be released here from travis air force base, like i mentioned, we have reached out to the cdc multiple times and are still waiting back from them with details. once we get that information, though, we will bring that to you. at travis air force base this more than, sara zendehnam, ktvu fox 2 news. >> thank you for that. the coronavirus outbreak now infected more than 73,000 people worldwide, nearly 1900 people have died, including five outside of china. meantime there are questions about she was a passenger on the westerdam cruise ship that was stuck for days until cambodia allowed it to tested positive f coronavirus. the japanese
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government announced there are 88 new cases which raises the total to 542 infected people on the diamond princess ship. this is by far the largest number outside of china. critics say japan allowed the ship to become an incubator for the virus. 2020 expected to be a banner year for cruise ships traveling through san francisco. "the chronicle" reports 117 cruise ships are scheduled to dock in the city this year. that's up from 85 last year. many ships will return a number of times. the carnival miracle vessel will make 28 calls in san francisco. what would have been a blockbuster year, the virus is dampening. travel agencies are dealing with cancellations and ships rerouting from mainland china o rape and assault of two women. four additional women testified and accused him of similar behavior. prosecutors called the women in as witnesses to try to establish weinstein's motive and a pattern of behavior.
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legal experts describe the women's testimony as potentially powerful evidence in the trial. weinstein faces up to life in prison if convicted on all counts. new this morning, democratic presidential candidate michael bloomberg met the requirements to join the other candidates on the debate stage tomorrow night in nevada. bloomberg needed 10% support in one more poll to qualify and a new npr poll out this morning shows him with 19%, in second place, right behind bernie sanders with 31%. joe biden in third with 15%. elizabeth warren with 12%. amy klobuchar with 9%. bloomberg could face criticism by the other candidates who have accused him of trying to buy his way to the white house. bloomberg is not campaigning heavily in these early voting states. instead he has been focused on the super tuesday states including california. >> mr. bloomberg, like anybody else, has a right to run for president. he does not have a right to wil
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michael bloomberg's first time joining the other candidates on the debate stage. thousands of people turned out in the east bay for a bernie sanders rally. and before he took the stage at the crane way pavilion in richmond, he talked one on one with ktvu political reporter greg lee about the importance of super tuesday when voters here in california and 13 other states head to the poll. >> looking ahead to super tuesday, how important is it for your team to do well in this state? >> oh, this is california. last i heard, th largest state in america. it's the state with more delegates. obviously california is enormously important and i'm very proud that we have thousands and thousands of volunteers. every weekend we are knocking on 100,000 doors. i think that's unprecedented. i'm here in california. we are going to work as hard as we can to win this state because the candidate who wins this state is in a very strong position to win thdangerous president in modern american history. >> senator, as you know in the bay area and in this state
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homelessness is a major issue. what do you tell bay area voters about the importance of addressing it? >> tonight, unbelievably, 500,000 americans including 30,000 veterans are sleeping out on the streets or in emergency shelters. that is immoral, that is wrong. on top of that, 18 million families spending half of their income on housing. that is insane. we are going to build -- our proposal is to build 10 million units of affordable and low income housing to deal with the homeless crisis to make sure that working families don't get forced out of their homes through gentrification. so this to us is a very serious issue. >> reporter: you were critical of michael bloomberg yesterday saying he thinks he can buy this race but he is rising in the polls. are you concerned or what do you make of that? >> michael bloomberg, like anybody else, has a right to run for president but i don't think that american democracy is about a billionaire buying an election, especially from somebody who has he record he has, instituting in new york
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city when he was mayor racist "stop and frisk" policy. stopped hundreds and thousands of people. absolutely disgraceful. this is the guy who said we should -- one of the richest a, cut social security and medicare and medicaid. this is the guy who was not sympathetic to even raising the minimum wage, not sympathetic to raising taxes on the rich. so, you know, he may have all the money in the world but at the end of the day, i do not believe that his money is going to -- >> reporter: if you win the nomination, how do you attract some of the voters that have been supporting some of your more centrist counterparts? >> let me just say, that's a very fair question. i think among all of the democratic candidates, and i think among virtually all of our -- there is an understanding that while we have differences as democrats, our differences pale compared to the differences we have with donald trump. and i have said, and i think probably all of my to
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band together, no matter who in the modern history of our country east bay will introduce legislation today that comes in response to last year's deadly shooting at an airbnb rental in orinda. the bill would impose tougher penalties on renters who turn short-term houses into party houses. allowing cities to raise the maximumfine of $5000 for people who violate local rental laws. >> no better example of a bad apple than what happened here in orinda on halloween night, tragic death of five individuals at a short-term rental problem. >> former mayor of orinda. he's introducing this bill after several meetings with the current city leaders in that town, as well as other mayors across california. coming up at the top
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of the list. also young shoppers priced out. next, a drop in young car buyers after car sales soar. this is a story of the american dream. it starts here, in a middle class neighborhood with a middle class kid named mike. when his father died, his mother went to work and became the breadwinner. she instilled in mike a belief in hard work and a drive to build a better life. so he started a company from scratch with an idea and endless hours- today, that makes him the only democrat in the race who's created 20,000 jobs. he's the only democrat who's run the largest and most diverse city in america, rebuilding after 9-11, creating over 450,000 jobs and expanding health care coverage to 700,000 people.omt gun violence and he's a leader combatting climate
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the oakland city council will honor the activist known as moms for housing at tonight's city council meeting. the women gained national attention when they illegally occupied a home in west for two months. two members were arrested last month for resisting arrest. the charges were later dropped. their goal was to bring attention to the plight of homelessness in the bay area. the group's action led to proposed legislation to allow renters the first right to purchase a home if it goes up for sale. now to a new study that shows homelessness is now the number 1 concern for many people living in san francisco. as ktvu's christien kafton tells us that beat out the previous top worry which was the cost of housing. >> reporter: it's an issue that's hard to miss on san francisco street. now the top issue that needs to be tackled. 71% of san franciscans say it's their number 1 concern. some say it's the mo striking example of the extreme income
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inequality in the indust city's compassion. >> we want to care about everybody, but we also do have to hold people responsible for who they are in the world. it's really a complicated -- >> reporter: it's an issue new residents in the city have encountered as well. >> the most striking thing is the homelessness. it's higher here in terms of how visible it is, than almost anywhere else i've been. >> reporter: while it's a concern for all san franciscans, the coalition on homelessness says no one is more impacted by homelessness than the unsheltered. the coalition releasing a statement reading in part, quote, no one wants solutions to homelessness more than homeless people themselves who are the ones losing their lives in this humanitarian catastrophe. as recently as last year's city poll, housing cost was the top concern and still is a major issue, with 33% of poll respondents citing as the city's top issue. >> commercial space is going
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away and 272 unit condos coming in and two bedrooms are going for $4400. >> reporter: the chamber saying it appears the city has reached some type of tipping point where most san franciscans, about 70%, support more navigation centers throughout the city including in their own neighborhoods. the poll also showing a lot of support for increasing the amount of police here in the city. in san francisco, christien kafton, ktvu fox 2 news. some people are demanding facebook change its policy on political ads. two bay area protests took place yesterday, one in palo alto where protesters created a human billboard on highway 101 overpassing truth matters. the other protest was in san francisco outside the home of facebook's ceo mark zuckerberg. the protesters say they want facebook to crack down on political ads with false information. facebook's ceo mark zuckerberg met with top european officials in brussels ahead of the eu's new proposal
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on regulating artificial facebo google and data privacy rules and issued multi billion-dollar antitrust funds against google in the past. south bay, a pair of woodworkers say thieves cleaned out their van and stole expensive tools. we give you a look at the surveillance video of what happened. >> reporter: maura hernandez is part of the duo that makes up masterworks wood and design in san jose. the company specializes in old style woodworking, crafting custom furniture to -- >> as long as it's something we can build out of wood we will try anything once. >> reporter: in business for 15 years, a down year last year, overhead costs hav difficult for the company to grow. last wednesday a major setback. >> for something like this to take place right now, you know, really does hurt. it really does put a dent in
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everything. casing out the car right there. >> reporter: around 12:20 in the morning, survei appears to be a computer part. >> he's no more than a foot, two feet away, throws it, completely misses. >> reporter: he then uses the steel pipe to break the van's window. a car drives up that may be involved. a trailer blocks the view. motion censored sensor cameras -- >> just the world we live in now. >> we have the big barrel locks but they don't do much when you bust the hinges. >> reporter: the van emptied, tools from drills, saws, to even screws, gone. >> the ones that hurt the most are all the specialty tools that we have collected over the years. >> reporter: some tools handmade, not easy to replace. altogether valued at $13,000. >> coming up from around here where the creek is. >> reporter: they suspect the thief may be tied to a growing
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camp at coyote creek next to the complex. they don't believe they will get their tools back and will likely be sold at flea markets. the company has insurance but not looking good. >> make sure that you're aware of what your insurance is really covering because as it stands right now it's just not looking like we are going to get anything back. >> reporter: azenith smith, ktvu fox 2 news. mayor london breed is proposing two controversial measures to ease traffic congestion downtown. mayor breed sent a letter to the city's municipal transportation agency suggesting charging a toll to drive on busy roads at peak times. also pressing for extending parking meter hours to 10:00 at night and enforcing meters on sunday. in her letter the mayor says the city needs to be bold in addressing the issue of traffic congestion. police in san mateo have issued a warning to car owners in response to a recent spike in catalytic converter thefts across the city. be careful if you park your
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cars on the street overnight. catalytic converters are popular among thieves because they contain recyclable materials that can be easily scrapped for a quick profit. calling for tougher personalities penalties against people below break into cars and steal electronics devices. the loss of thee devices uses real economic hardship and stresses for many people out there. there has been an increase of car break-ins across the bay area in recent years. high vehicle prices are keeping young shoppers from buying new cars. j.d. powers says the number of new vehicles purchased by buyers between the ages of 16 and 35 fell nearly 4.5% last year. this is due in part to automakers shifting away from making cheaper models like hatchbacks and small sedans to focus on producing higher priced suvs and trucks. the sales of cars priced at 20,000 or less also plummeted
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20% last year. according to j.d. power, while sales of cars more than $40,000 went up 7%. coming up next here on mornings on 2, "the nine," gaining his ability to see. in minutes how technology is allowing one southern california man to see after he was born legally blind. plus, the antivaccination movement has made its way to pet owners. why more owners say they are concerned. vo: four years ago,
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donald trump beat the democratic establishment. and then he outlasted democratic insiders in washington on impeachment, despite his obvious crimes and corruption. romney: the president is gui vo: now, if we don't do something different this time around, he'll win again. that's the hard truth. we simply can't afford to nominate another insider or an untested newcomer who doesn't have the experience to beat trump on the economy. we need to think different.tiy to beat big corporations and address climate change. he can expose donald trump as a fraud
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walmart is starting to roll out what it calls its great workplace initiative. it will give employees the chance to do what it call meaningful work. but workers say it's leading to confusion. they say walmart is cutting some positions including assistant store managers and hourly supervisor. in turn, they say they are replacing them with more specific job titles with more responsibility for the same money. it's all having many workers apply for interviews and for those jobs and workers who are not chosen will either be let go or can apply for lower
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paying jobs. walmart says the workers that stay could be paid more than they currently earn. retail chain pier one imports filed for bankruptcy protection after years of slow sales. the texas company acknowledging a perception its merchandise is too expensive. last month they announced plans to close 450 stores in the united states and all of their stores in canada. it says it will look for a buyer with a march 23rd deadline to submit bids. california lands in the top five in the study revealing which states have the best economy. according to senior, massachusetts has the healthiest economy. the scores were based on factors including unemployment, average wages and gross domestic product. rounding out the top five are colorado, california, new jersey and virginia. the state with the disney celebrating the 70th anniversary of cinderella with a makeover of her iconic castle at disney world. right now the castle there at the magic kingdom in orlando is mostly gray and blue. disney says the castle is getting a bold shimmering and
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royal makeover. an artist rendering shows the new design will include light pink, royal blue and a whole lot of gold trim. the work scheduled to start in the next few weeks but should not affect any shows at the castle. certainly many children have their birthday parties at disney world or maybe an ice rink or amusement park but 18- year-old girl in georgia chose to have her party at target. relatives of braden lawrence say she is obsessed with target. so, of course, they indulged her when she asked. braden was dressed as a target employee, complete with a red polo shirt, khaki shorts, a name tag. they had target's finest offerings from the food court including icees and a target- themed cake and cookies. a legally blind man in santa barbara county seeing his family clear for the first time. he has been legally blind since birth. now thanks to a pair of electronic glasses called e-
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sight his vision is 20/40 which he says makes a world of difference. >> experiencing leisure activities has been my favorite part, going to an art museum, seeing my son's face as he wend around a merry-go-round at the zoo. never seen that before. >> can magnify things up to 20 times allowing moore to see. the glasses cost $6000 but those with low vision are hoping the california department of rehab will soon help with the cost. the antivaccination movement has made its way to pet owners. veterinarians say an increased number of pet owners expressed concerns about reactions their pets may have to vaccines. those reactions can range from swelling at the injection site so a mild fever. but veterinarians say the decision not to vaccinate your pet has serious consequences. >> because of that, it's an increase in the like parvo virus, distemper and it's scary. >> veterinarians a
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minimum all dogs should be vaccinated against rabies, hepatitis and parvo virus and for cats the mandatories vaccines include rabies and feline distemper. >> get the shots. i was there yesterday at a veterinarian. >> for your sadie? >> yeah, getting her shots. it's important. 66 1/2 pounds. >> great. >> perfect. >> big and healthy. >> the doctor is really excited. she park, jumping. >> my sister -- >> happy dog. >> my little sister and her husband adopted a little baby puppy like this and now it's 90-plus pounds and justsize of >> is it going to get bigger? >> i don't think so. he is a healthy weight. >> so cute -- >> it's like with babies, they start out and then -- >> with babies, they grow so fast. see you at noon. ♪ >> announcer: live from new york city, it's "the wendy williams show."
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