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a section of scenic highway 1 is closed to traffic tonight after washing out part of the roadway. >> the rain has moved on, but the storm damage remains. one problem pot is highway 1 in sonoma county. a five mile stretch of the highway was closed between jener and fort ross. ken wayne got a close up look
at the slide. >> reporter: the roads are still wet here in sonoma county. we've seen first hand what happens when the ground becomes saturated. this is highway 1, just south of fort ross. the saturated soil gave way just beneath the roadway, taking part of the asphalt, and leaving a stretch of guardrail dangling beneath the cliff. >> we came this way this morning, and we were able to get through, so the kind of a bummer that we can't go back. >> reporter: so far, the closure hasn't affected business at the timber cove inn. >> all of our guests have gotten through. >> reporter: still, some employees will have a tough time getting home tonight. >> that's where everything ends. the electricity, the telephone lines, everything ends right there. >> do you know if you have power at home? >> no, i don't. i'll find out. >> reporter: closure signs were also posted on valley ford
road. not everyone paid heed. while some threw caution to the weekend, others decided to turn around, including the mail carrier. >> it happens every year, and everybody out here is used to it. >> some folks may not get their mail today? >> no, they'll get it tomorrow and the next day. >> reporter: kraig was weighing his options. but then again, it's not his car. >> wait a minute, he's making the it decision on your car? so if he goes for it, and it doesn't work out? >> really mad, big trouble. >> reporter: very slowly, kraig and lacey inched their way through the water, and did make it to the other side. as for the situation on highway 1, work on that highway is expected to begin tomorrow. but there is no word on when that roadway will be reopened. live in santa rosa, ken wayne, ktvu, channel 2 news. from ken, we turn to ktvu's noel walker, live in mill
valley, where saturated soil helped bring down a tree tonight. >> reporter: pretty much a nonevent. but take a look around me, the ground is so saturated, there is still standing water in many locations. mother nature is dealing some a glancing blow. when a tree fell in the woods, hope owner, greg shryer definitely heard it. >> the tree slowly came on the line, and pulled the wire down. >> like it got tired. >> exactly. >> reporter: bound to part ways. tonight they did, taking out power lines along the way. the southern marin fire department had to finish the job. it's just one of many lingering effects of a series of storms in the bay area. the gray highway still has flooding, and a span of the southbound road is closed. that didn't keep carlos off it. >> it's so funny, it changes so
many times. >> reporter: the weather changed the landscape of this home in san francisco's russian hill neighborhood. today a tree trimming crew removed the three footdiameter tree. >> the tree had fallen onto our house, and it was about, i don't know, a couple feet above my head. >> reporter: that was your alarm clock. >> that was the alarm clock, yes. >> reporter: he says the house can be fixed. he's just glad no one was hurt. >> you have a fireplace? >> yes. >> you have some very expensive firewood now. >> exactly. >> reporter: an arborist says now is as good of time as any to get those trees checked. a number of trees toppled.
in orinda, this toppled. two vehicles were hit by that tree, but no injuries were reported. also around the bay area, people were running from the rain. people tried to stay dry. in palo alto, windshield wipers. we want to bring in our chief meteorologist, bill martin now, on this latest dose of rain, and where this leaves us for the season. >> this morning's rain was a mess on the morning commute. take a look at some of the showers. the accumulations just from this morning's rain showers. you see the heavy bands going through this morning. look at the totals. santa rosa did okay. almost an inch. how about kenfield, 1.3 inches of rain. san jose, almost .4 of an inch. where does that leave us? check this out, the percentages of average are going to pop in. 183% in santa rosa.
san francisco right now, 172%. san francisco, in the last five days got about 20% of its annual rainfall total. this was a big event, and it helped greatly with the reservoirs, and the rain buckets. when i come back, we're going to go looking for more showers in the five-day forecast. rain and speed are being blamed for a rollover crash that happened on interstate 580. it happened around noon in livermore. a woman from tracy said the truck hit a pothole and she lost control. her truck actually flipped several times, and landed in the opposite lane. fortunately, the woman suffered only minor injuries. the chp said she may have been driving a little too fast. the highway patrol also respond today a crash this morning. the crash shut down northbound lanes for more than an hour, southbound lanes were backed up
all the way to san rafael. three people suffered minor injuries. stay with us, bill will be back at 10:20 with the change you're going to notice in tomorrow's forecast. also, a road reopens in the santa cruz mountains after being closed for three days. what residents say could prevent future problems there. and we're going to tell but progress in lafayette. it comes ten years after the riders police corruption scandal. heather holmes looked over the agreement, and joins us live with what it means. >> reporter: for years now, opd has tried, but failed to comply with a reform plan that came out of that infamous scandal. this is the deal aimed at ensuring the department finally delivers on the reforms. the oakland police department will avoid a full federal
takeover, but will lose some independence if a federal judge approves the agreement announced today. >> oakland has a stake in making sure that the community trusts the police department. >> reporter: both the mayor and the police chief say they welcomed the depliance officer. it involved a group of rogue officers who planted evidence and falsified reports. >> we've been working hard to prove that the public we can police ourselves. >> reporter: progress has been slow. frustrating the judge, and attorneys for the citizens who sued opd over the case. >> what happened so far has not worked. it's been ten years. and we're tired of it. >> reporter: attorney john burres had asked a judge for more oversight of the department. >> that person still reports to the judge. and is not supervised by anyone in the department, and has the
ability to change the personnel at the top level if necessary. >> reporter: the city would pay the compliance officer salary, and those last remaining reforms would have to be completed by the end of the next year. reporting live tonight, in oakland, heather holmes, ktvu, channel 2 news. oakland's mayor and police chief also attended a neighborhood crime meeting tonight. a mother of two isn't convinced things are going to get better. >> tired of it. tired of the violence. tired of the shooting. it was like it takes them a while, to try to find people that's doing it, but they never seem to find them. >> reporter: crime continues to plague the city. last night, two men and a women were shot on east 18th near lake merritt. a stray bullet struck another man a couple of blocks away. all four shooting victims are expected to survive. we're told three men in hoodies
were seen running from the scene. john mcafee is no longer on the run. he is now under arrest in guatemala. authorities say he was taken into custody at an upscale hotel in guatemala did he, after he formally requested an asylum. he had been in hiding since november 11, when police in belize named him as a person of interest in the killing of his neighbor. new at 10:00, a poll released tonight show more californians like what governor brown is doing. finding brown's approval rating at 48% following the passage of the prop 30 tax hike. in october, his rating was 42%. early last year, it reached a low of 34%. as for the state budget, the ppic poll finds 94% of californians consider it a problem. of that number, 68% say it's a big problem. 26% say it's somewhat of a problem. coming up in four minutes, a
report of lawmakers purchasing cars after having them fixed up with your tax dollars. there's been a lot of tough talk from the white house today about the fiscal cliff. treasury secretary, tim geithner said the administration is quote, absolutely ready to let the economy go over that cliff, rather than drop the higher tax rates for top earners. president obama also told a group of ceos, he won't republicans inject the threat of a government default into the current negotiations. >> that is a bad strategy for america. it is a bad strategy for your businesses, and it is not a game that i will play. >> in spite of the rhetoric, president obama and house speaker john boehner did speak by phone today for the first time in days. neither side is revealing what they discussed. on wall street, stocks ended mixed with a fiscal cliff. the dow industrials gained 82 points amid optimism about a deal in washington perhaps in the next week.
the tech heavy nasdaq fell 22 led lower by apple. its shares were 6% lower. apple's largest loss in a year. apple shares lost $37 to close at 538 and change. still apple stock is up more than $100 since the start of the year. meantime, citigroup announced plans to cut 11,000 jobs, or 4% of its workforce. the company says the cuts will save more than $1 billion a year. the bulk of the jobs are in global operations. it is unclear how many jobs will be lost here in the united states. i already calculated your rain total for the day. next, the conditions you can expect tomorrow that will impact your morning commute. >> california lawmakers buying state cars. the new report that reveals how that move actually
given a deadline to turn in their state vehicles. according to the associated press, some lawmakers made thousands of dollars in repairs to cars they would soon own again. bob dutten spent almost $6,000 of taxpayer money to repair his chevy tahoe. all in the months before the state sold his suv, which dutten bought back. attempts to reach former senator dutten failed, but he's quoted as saying the car needed work as it approached $100,000. >> reporter: he is not alone, others also spent thousands of dollars to fix their cars. senator artesia had a bill for nearly $2,400 in the weeks approximate before he bought it. assemblyman hall of compton racked up more than $2,400 before the state sold his car, and then he bought it back.
critics say california was long overdue ending this program. >> the only state in the country that had this program finally ended the program. >> reporter: it's impossible to know if a lawmaker benefited from last minute repairs, because the repairs could have driven up the price of that car at auction. lawmakers no longer have cars, they are paid per mile. it's an open question whether that is actually saving taxpayers money. at ktvu.com, we have posted the complete list of repairs done at taxpayer expense. look for the hot topic section on the front page. san francisco police showed off some 900 electronic gates that were recovered when they busted an auto burglary ring. police say all of the stolen items are worth about a half million dollars. they include more than 75 laptops, and 100 cell phones
along with ipads, and watches. investigators have arrested two brothers along with a third person. the suspects face a number of charges, including receiving stolen property. a 26-year-old man, and a 15- year-old teenager appeared in court today to face charges in a series of crimes, including homicide, armed robbery, and the attempted murder of a police officer. this is the first time they were in court together. both are being tried as adults. neither entered a plea today in connection with the crimes which happened on november 16 and took the life of a 22-year- old man from campbell. he was shot and killed during a carjacking. the bust of an indoor marijuana grow is their largest ever. agents found 3600 marijuana plants and 120 pounds of the
drug in waftenville. agents arrested cecil tanner, and mark doutwell. agents estimated value of the crop to be at least $1 million. the british owner of the fresh and easy grocery store chain says it is considering closing its 199 stores in the united states. 19 of which happen to be here in the bay area. the ceo of the parent company says u.s. operations are losing money and all options are under consideration, including sales, closure, or partnership. today starbucks announced plans for a major expansion. the company says it intends to add at least 1500 cafes in the united states over the next five years. starbucks is also planning to expand overseas, particularly in china.
check this out, starbucks is now offering a limited edition stainless steel gift card. the card costs $450, but is only worth $400 in store credit, plus a free brew on your birthday. as ktvu's rita williams reports, his quartet's take 5 is one of the most well known jazz standards of all-time. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: a modern jazz giant, dave brubeck died of heart failure today on his way to a doctor's appointment in connecticut. but his roots are here in california. >> he will be remembered as someone who was fearless. >> reporter: that's at the university of pacific in stockton, where streets are
named for him, an institute bears his name, and where he met his life. he enrolled to be a central valley rancher like his dad, but his passion came from his classic musically trained mother. he was drawn to study with this man, french composer, darius mio. >> mio gave him sort of the permission to be himself, and also to be an experimentalist. >> included in this group, phil brubeck. albumming of the octet that proceeded his quartet.
tomorrow he would have turned 92 years old. rita williams, ktvu, channel 2 news. ♪ [ music ] checking live storm tracker 2 for showers. cleared out of the area now, the loss of the showers are now moving south. you might see a little drizzle tonight but what you will see will be a lot of fog. wet ground, long nights, cool nights, fog forms. computer model at midnight, a lot of this is fog. we're going to see fog up in santa rosa, we're going to have a dose of it tomorrow morning. it sticks around until about 7:00 a.m. that is in the commute. football prepared, -- be prepared, especially if you're headed towards sacramento, or redmond. things are dry right now. when i get back, i've got the five-day forecast, i'll let you know which day will be the
warmest on the weekend. stay with with ktvu for continuing coverage. you can get up to the minute weather information by installing the ktvu app on your mobile device, or go to ktvu.com, and look for the storm watch tab near the top of the page. we also have updates on twitter, and facebook. 81-year-old former senator, allen simpson wants young people to get involved in reducing the national debt, so he's going gangnam style to get his message across. >> stop instagraming your breakfast, and tweeting your first world problems. >> urging the younger generation to use their social media skills to push elected leaders to take action. he says take part, or these old coots will clean out the treasury before you get there. a bay area blogger goes to the toilet after snapping a photo in a bathroom. >> a judge's ruling in the case
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homeowners in the south bay and the santa cruz mountains are cleaning up from mother nature's wrath. pine hill road reopened today after being closed for three days. homeowners say they're not getting the maintenance they need, due to county budget short falls. so now they're discussing possible bond measures. crews are making progress in repairing a large sinkhole on mountain view drive in lafayette. the city council also adopted an emergency declaration, establishing a $1 million
budget to fix the road's drainage problem. that huge sinkhole opened up during that major storm last sunday. the bart expansion in fremont has run into an unforeseen problem with birds, and it comes with a $5 million price tag. the crew has installed inflatable dancers, such as the ones found outside used car lots to discourage birds from nesting. a judge heard arguments in a case that involves privacy rights and the first amendment. >> reporter: he's known as one of san francisco's most outspoken gay rights activists, but he had little to say today as he pleaded not guilty to
misdemeanor disorderly conduct. >> it snaps of political retribution. >> reporter: he took this photo of scott wiener and blogged that he tried to photograph him at a urinal. >> we will be fighting this case. and i think that despite the fact that the photograph was taken, we're talking fundamentally about a photograph of a gentleman at a sink. >> reporter: supervisor wiener released a statement through investigators. >> it is okay to exercise your first amendment rights. it is okay to protest to this degree. it is not okay to invade people's privacy like in this particular case. >> reporter: a judge ordered petrelas to stay 150 yards away from the supervisor. >> a regular attendee at the
board of supervisors. effectively, the restraining order makes it very difficult for him to continue on as a journalist. >> reporter: his attorney says the case is now about first amendment rights. the blogger is due back in court on january 7. ktvu, channel 2 news. with stanford going to the rose bowl, how look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy
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when they heard brokers wanted to lower the price to about $1.80 a crab. earlier in the season, they agreed on $3 a crab. the demand dropped shortly after thing, leaving brokers with a glut. maureen naylor is live at stanford, where it's been 13 years since the cardinal football team made its way to the rose bowl. >> reporter: they expect to see more sales than the last time the cardinal went to the rose ball. at the stanford bookstore tonight -- >> are you going to go? >> for sure. >> reporter: she bought a new shirt to take with her to pasadena. >> i would like to have my
different shirts and items that i can point to grand kids in years. >> reporter: rose bowl merchandise went on sale yesterday. >> i think we're going to get this shirt as well. >> reporter: these season ticket holders also have tickets to the game. >> i know so many people who are going. >> it's been building every year, and now we've made it to the rose ball. it's going to be great. >> reporter: ticket demand is greater than last time. >> we've had far greater demand, than we've had tickets allocated to us. we've blown past our ticket allocation, and we're probably going to be 20% greater than that. >> reporter: fans are shelling out between 150, and $185 per ticket, each adorned with roses. i asked this couple how much they plan to spend? >> way too much.
and it's the grand daddy of all bowl games. >> reporter: the vintage stanford poster from the 1940s, that reads we did it. see you at the rose ball. the deadline for season ticket holders to request their tickets is tomorrow at noon. maureen maureen naylor, ktvu, channel 2 news. a member of the san francisco 49ers is waiting to find out what charges he's going to face. he was arrested last friday for driving under the influence and marijuana possession. the santa clara county d.a.'s office is says it's waiting for a report from the highway patrol before filing charges. a settlement with striking union workers. an eight day shut down at the nation's busiest port likely cost billions of dollars, but shippers are on the road again. managers can only outsource 14
jobs in the next four years if people retire or leave the port. there were tears as a contra costa county law enforcement officer pleaded guilty to stealing. he made a point of apologizing to one person in particular. >> reporter: a few months ago on his way to court. welsh was the former head of the contra costa county enforcement team, or c net. now he's behind bars. >> norm welch did serve the public in an honorable way for quite a number of years. and then he did go bad, and there's no denying that. >> reporter: he admitted to several crimes, including conspiring to steal and distribute marijuana and methamphetamines. seen here in court, welch also said he took part in phoney sting operations, where he stole more than $10,000 from
prostitutes, along with their cell phones. >> he has to live with himself every day, with the shame of disappointing his family, law enforcement, and the general public. >> reporter: he apologized to all law enforcement officials for tarnishing the badge. but more importantly, he's sorry for his father for disgracing the family name. >> it's coming from his heart, and it's just showing his true character. >> norm was taking care of his father, so norm feels guilty that he is now leaving his dad alone. >> welch is now in the custody of u.s. marshalls. he is facing a minimum ten years in prison, and millions of dollars in fines. in oakland, paul chambers, ktvu, channel 2 news. the santa clara county district attorney's office has determined a san jose police officer was justified when he shot and killed a man who was holding a girl at gunpoint. the 42-year-old was fatally shot last january.
police say lee had kidnapped an 11-year-old girl and used her as a shield in a stand offwith police. the girl was unharmed. a man is pushed off a new york subway platform right into the path of an approaching train. the arrest in the case as family members ask why no one tried to help. >> back here in just ten minutes, we're tracking very dense valley fog for your morning commute. i'll have a look at the spots
county sheriff's department is asking for help looking for a man who went missing who has dementia. the license plate, you see it there on the screen is 5she259. we now know the name of the woman who was shot and killed while riding her bike in berkely. the homicide happened just after 11:30 last night, right next to long fellow middle school. the victim is identified as pamela mullins. no arrests have been made at this point. this is berkely's fourth homicide of the year. tonight, the family of a new york man who was pushed to his death from a subway platform in manhattan is questioning why no one came to his aid. a homeless man has been arrested and charged with murder for allegedly pushing the man onto the tracks. han was struck and killed by a
train. police say the two men argued before han was pushed onto the tracks. the photographer did not go to help, but defended himself saying he couldn't have reached the man in time. he says no one else on the platform helped han, and that even some people ran away. the chp now has suspects under arrest with the string of armed robberies at the carquinez toll booth. in february, we first report the at least two toll workers had been robbed on the bridge. protesters set fire to the house of the muslim brotherhood. this follows violent clashes that left at least three people dead. the fighting has no escalated to a point that hasn't been
seen before in this latest battle. in syria, the military is reportedly readying chemical weapons for use against its own peep. fox news is reporting that deadly sarin gas is locked and ready inside bombs. president obama warned syria not to use chemical weapons. in the southern philippines, the death toll from yesterday's powerful typhoon stands at 325. entire families were swept away from the flooding, and tens of thousands of acres of farmland has been turned into a muddy swamp. officials say the storm is one of the strongest this year. here is a view now of the earth that you've likely never seen before. composite images of the earth were made at night and with no
clouds. hundreds of images were taken this year. the video was released today in san francisco. this time of year, bay area animal shelters overwhelmed with dogs. the special offers they're making now they hope you can't refuse. >> and chief meteorologist bill martin is fine tuning his forecast. >> a reminder, you can get ktvu
xstrata. they say it is linked to a southern philippines mine. the haight-ashbury center continued to sort items today, despite the fact that it's been evicted by the city. the city says it doesn't belong in golden gate park. neighbors say they have worked since 2010 to have the center shut down. >> there's a move from the neighborhood to convert the site to a community garden, which our commission felt was a much more appropriate use for a park site. >> those running the recycling center say when the sheriff comes to evict, they will leave peacefully. in san jose, an animal shelter is so overcrowded with dogs and cats right now, they're trying something unusual to find them homes. basically, they're putting them
on sale for up to 90% off. but this sale won't last for long. >> reporter: inside the san jose animal care center, there's a lot of love for these dogs, but not nearly enough room. >> it was designed to hold 28 dogs for adoption. now we have over 100. >> reporter: that includes a 4- year-old doberman mix. >> she's been here since september 26. that is a long time for a dog of this size, with this type of energy. >> reporter: volunteers take her out as much as possible. >> good girl. >> reporter: but now managers of this shelter and five others in santa clara county hope a new offer will convince someone to take dogs like her home for good. >> we're putting all of our adult animals on sale for $12. >> reporter: more than $100 off for dogs, and $75 off for cats. the sales pitch has worked on miguel rivera and his pregnant
wife wendy. ready to add a baby and a dog to the family. >> a special there, any dog for $12. we just kind of made a dog happy today. >> reporter: at this shelter, it's exactly what they want for the holidays. this little guy is christopher. he's one of 500 animals they keep at this shelter alone. we asked why they see dogs dropped off or abandoned this time of year. often people just can't afford to take care of them. >> there are six shelters taking part in this special sale. their goal is to adopt out 1200 animals. the annual christmas tree lighting took lace this even at the state capital.
as part of the state's tradition, many of the ornaments were made by children and adults with developmental disamounts. a choir from the oakland school of the arts provided some of the entertainment. showers have died down this evening. live stormtracker 2 shows basically clean on the radar, there's a few sprinkles, and drizzle showing up. most of it has ended. we had a real wet period. take a look at the storms. storm number 1, november 28. number 2, november 3. that was today. mount st. helena, almost 14 inches of rain. santa rosa coming up on 9 inches of rain. these were all big events. that's what it takes to get flooding in the bay area. if we would have tacked one more on the end there, we would have problems at the russian
and napa river. but we didn't, we got a break. the ground is very wet. temperature cools tonight. reaches the dew point temperature in fog form. that's what we're going to see tomorrow morning when you get up. be ready for that. especially in the inland bay valleys. i wouldn't be surprised to see a dense fog advisory go into effect in the central valley. fog, you know how it goes, if you're used to seeing it in the winter months when it's clear, you're going to see it tomorrow morning, and the next morning. thursday through sunday, we're looking for a dry weather forecast. high pressure sets up here, and stays set up, so we're in good shape as far as dry. we're going to get some try. the forecast highs tomorrow, upper 50s, low 60s. 60 in san francisco. 59 in san rafael. we're looking for temperatures
in the santa clara valley to be in the low 60s. your five-day forecast with the bay area weekend in view, no rain, which is good. fog back in the forecast. a little breezy as we go into sunday. a nice time to get a break. like i said earlier, it's a good thing we got this rain. if we didn't, if we didn't have that run of four or five storms, we would be going, where is the rain, where is the snow? it just came really heavy all at once. >> aren't you sick of saying, he need the rain? >> yeah, you get close to flooding in some cases. it appears another remnant of japan's tsunami has washed to the coast. trying to figure out where it came from. officials say, two species of mussels attached to the boat are not native to hawaii. it took just 15 days, but the maker of the game, call of
sheriff's car. homicide investigators have now on the scene. the incident was reported at 9:20 tonight. okay, mark's here now with sports. the cal bears didn't wait too long to get their man. >> yeah, but kind of a shrug your shoulders move. we don't know. they kind of go for a no household name enroute to picking the coach to replace jeff stanford and take over the cal football program. the man who gets the call, pretty well known in college. the man knows how to bring an up tempo offense to the team. his team this year led the nation in scoring. but they also surrendered 38 points a game on defense. the warriors continue to flirt with first place. who cares if it's only
december. far fetched, but it's just fun to say. warriors first place. the first game of a road trip. detroit. in the 3rd quarter, they outscore the pistons by 16. david lee knows what to do with it. curry creates the turnover here, quickly into the court, he will find clay thompson. the pistons make a late move, as you figure they probably would on their home court. but curry again coming through to stabilize. a nice start to a seven game road trip. until further notice colin kaepernick is the 49ers starting quarterback. which is not saying there weren't plenty to kaeper-
nitpick about. nothing too glaring as to shake his coach's confidence in him. >> after a couple tough plays last week, to come back the way he did, we always knew he had that, then to have a chance to display that, he's done a great job getting out of trouble, and extending plays. been very accurate, throwing the football, and done a lot of good things. >> the biggest thing was just move on, and get ready for next week. they said don't worry about it. we're a team, we'll win as a team, lose as a team, and we'll get ready for miami. a couple of quick notes from the winter meetings. eric chavez is now an arizona diamondback. a one year arrangement with arizona. $3million. and this is a nice way to end it. nate schierholtz, the danville kid, former giant, lands with the chicago cubs, $2.5 million. good guy, and well deserved. >> mark, thank you. and thank you for trusting