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police radio problems could have delayed help to the scene where an officer shot and killed a suspect. we're live in oakland with that story. well, for some it's going to be another hazy and warm day, but for some it's also going to be another foggy cold morning. when will this lift? the intensifying search for a missing high school teacher. why the focus this morning may turn to golden gate park. it's all ahead on the ktvu morning news. well, good morning to you. welcome to thursday january 27. i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm pam cook. time now 5:00. let's check in with steve paulson for a little weather. good morning, steve. good morning, dave and pamela, we have a fog advisory north bay east bay. and the fog looks like it's starting to fill in from areas that didn't have it maybe an
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hour ago. if you're in the fog and can't breakthrough it it's only going to be in the 50s. fairfield yesterday was 52. i bumped them up to 57. 77 san jose record. 70 redwood city and 60s for many under hazy sunshine. here's sal. steve, right now traffic is moving along okay coming into the san francisco. no major problems there. no major problems if you're on northbound 101 getting to the bridge. and this morning we're looking at the 280 freeway northbound 280 looks good getting up to highway 17. now let's go back to the desk. all right. thank you, sal. topping our news this morning oakland police continue to investigate a deadly police shooting. it happened following a police chase and crash at 85th and san leandro street. we're now hearing more about the man police shot and killed from a woman claiming to be his mother. ktvu's jade hernandez joins us now with what she has to say. jade. >> reporter: good morning. police say a shooting led to a
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high speed chase which ended right here when an officer opened fire and killed an armed young man. let me take you to the scene yesterday afternoon. moments after the chase ended around 4:20 the suspect's car, a red infinity, crashed into another car here in east oakland. the passenger and the suspects got out and police say armed with two guns refuse today comply with putting the weapons down. the officers opened fire and the suspect died on the spot. as for the driver in the suspect's car he too got out and tried to run. police say the suspect's car was involved in a drive by shooting in the 7600 block of lockwood not too far from the crash site. neighbors tell us the shooters drove by and just opened fire seemingly without a target. no one was hurt but officers at a nearby substation spotted the red infinity and took off after it. we learned after the shooting oakland police experienced problems with their radio systems. dispatchers could not speak to officers but officers could
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speak to each other. due to that problem medical response was delayed. but it's unclear for how long. >> no. it shouldn't happen. trap a person like an animal in a cage. live a dangerous life out here. >> reporter: you just heard from the woman claiming to be the suspect's mother. she tells us police did not have to shoot and kill her son 19-year-old martin. he just got out of jail four weeks ago. we checked with the coroner this morning. they won't officially release the suspect's name until police do, but we know that the officer involved in the shooting has been placed on paid administrative leave. coming up the neighbors who spoke to us with our promise they wouldn't be shown on camera, their fears during the shooting minutes before officers opened fire on that suspect. reporting live from oakland, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. time now 5:03. the search for a missing
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english teacher from marin continues today. claudine wong joins us live from where that search is going to focus on today. good morning, claudine. >> reporter: good morning, dave. we're in marin county because this is where searchers have focused their efforts. they were in and around ross where she liked to hike but they came up empty. there's word they might turn their attention to san francisco. i asked police yesterday when the search was underway was there anything in her life that may be part of her disappearance. they said no. but overnight new information came out that may be telling a different story. according to the marin ij there was some significant events in her life. her husband with whom she has a son filed for divorce on january 11. three of her close relatives have passed away in the past eight months. we know from police that her husband and son were out of town when she went missing. whether these recent events had anything to do with her disappearance still unclear. but as you imagine everything is on the table. it's really a guessing game at this point to where she might be. her car and belongings are at
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her ross home. and that is why police believe she left on foot. yesterday searchers focused on phoenix lake, a popular hiking area near her house. after searching hundreds of acres that search came up empty. there's been talk about san francisco. police told me that she mentioned to a friend that she might want to go to the golden gate park area but really isn't specific about where she would go. we're not sure how they would organize a search in that area. i have talked to police this morning asking if they could confirm that is the direction they will be heading this morning. the officer could not confirm that. but we expect the sergeant to come in in the next couple hours who can give us an update. in the meantime we're going to try to get hold of some of her relatives and track down more information on these developments and this information from her personal life. and we'll keep you updated here on the morning news. live in marin county, claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. well, this morning police are investigating a tragic accident on the streets of east oakland.
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last night a 1-year-old girl was hit and killed by a car on 78th avenue. police say a family member was moving a car and the toddler somehow got out of the house and was run over. the child's body is now at oakland's highland hospital. the family has given permission to donate her organs. san jose police are investigating a shooting that injured a 26-year-old man. police arrived at the shooting scene on round table drive around 7:00 last night but didn't find anyone. friends had apparently brought the victim to a nearby hospital, put him in a wheelchair and then left. the victim is said to be stable. police are investigating the motive and say it's unclear if the incident is gang-related. religious leaders in san jose will call for community safety to be a top priority when they meet with mayor chuck reed tonight. it's been a violent start to 2011 in san jose with nine homicides in the first three weeks. the leaders will also call on the city to hire a police chief who will focus on restoring trust between officers and the
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community. time now 5:06. oakland animal services working now to find homes for 33 dogs rescued from horrible conditions. the dogs were found inside a home in east oakland on december 9th. they were living in crates stacked on top of each other. many of those dogs were really sick from sitting in their own waste. oakland animal control services says it's now working to send some of the dogs either oregon or south dakota. the owner is charged now with animal cruelty. there's a warning this morning for people in napa. someone's going around shooting out car windows with a bb gun. police say 40 parked cars were targeted monday and tuesday nights. one family tells us windows on two of their cars were shot out. it will cost hundreds for repair for the victims. >> what are you going to do? what are you going to do? >> so far police say they have
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no suspects right now. they're asking neighbors just be on the look out. report any suspicious activity. this morning cal trans has a heads up for morning commuters near the car kinesic bridge. the willow avenue offramp on interstate 80 will be closed for paving between 7:00 a.m. and noon today. the eastbound i-80 coming sky way off ramp will be closed then from noon until 5:00 p.m. these closures are all part of the project to extend the car pool lane from route 4 to the bridge. time now 5:08. sal is up early to get you to where you need to go. sal. all right, dave and pam, right now traffic is moving frit well in most areas. we're looking at the east shore freeway. and westbound 80 traffic is moving along very nicely heading out to the macarthur maze. there is some fog to be had out there as steve and i will be telling you quite a bit. and contra costa county highway 24, highway 4, highway 680 interstate 680 all effected by poor visibility because of the
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fog. also the morning commute looks okay at the bay bridge toll plaza. we're off to a nice start here with no major problems. and if you're driving in san jose northbound 280 traffic looks good getting up to highway 17. northbound 17 traffic still in good shape. 5:08. let's go to steve. sal, thank you, sir. very good morning to you all. foggy for north bay, east bay. clear for many other locations. looks like a carbon copy today. starting to see the easterly breeze come back in over san pablo bay. so now back into san francisco temperatures coming down a bit. there are some wild temperatures though this morning. i've seen 30s, 40s to even 50 degrees. just depends on if you have the fog, if you have easterly breeze or not. san francisco's 50. now san raff yell is 39 but 44 at channel sam moe. that's a big spread. napa 39. cooler at the airport than it is closer to town. 30s for fairfield. cold, foggy. it's cold and foggy out there.
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concord 39. livermore 38. then look at the 40s peninsula, redwood city, mountain view, oakland 46. 44 san jose. here comes the easterly breeze. the wind in the hills has tailed off. yesterday it was howling 43 miles an hour at grizzly peak. that made it into oakland and they had temperatures into the 70s. east-northeast at 8 fairfield. here comes the fog vacaville. yesterday the easterly breeze rocketed them up to 80 for a record. san jose pat yourself on the back 70 degrees. record breaking old mark of 68 in 1934. and mountain view you folks tied a record going back to 1984 i think it was. fog advisory's out there. here we go. second verse same as the first. that fog comes right back over san pablo bay and for some that's a cold foggy pattern. no change today or tomorrow. but there are signs that a system will try and break through the ridge. it will cool us down as we get to the weekend. and there's a possibility we
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might flirt with some rain. but we'll ease into that tomorrow. let's just talk about a cooling trend into the weekend. today what you had yesterday carrying over into today. dense fog, hazy sunshine, we will see a cooler pattern by the weekend. foggy for some. sunny later on for others. chilly morning. 30s, 40s to right at 50. and then lighter wind today compared to yesterday. 50s in that fog. 60s if you can breakthrough it. upper 60s to 70 if you start off clear. and the pattern shows more of the same friday. then cooler on saturday. mostly cloudy on sunday and then breezy into windy on monday. thank you, steve. if the system that came in response to 9/11, today homeland security makes a major announcement tied to the terror threats. plus the weather versus president obama. so who's the boss? we'll take a live look at the mess washington d.c. is dealing with this morning as another big storm hits the northeast. good morning. right now traffic is moving well on the golden gate bridge heading do to the toll plaza. we'll tell you more about the
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rest of the morning commute straight ahead.
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well, we're just taking yesterday's weather and carrying it right into today. 50s and 60s for some in the fog. but if you start off clear and fog advisories north bay and east bay. if not start off and go sunny 60 to near 70 again for the peninsula, along the coast and south bay. it's been nice here you know
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that except if you're in that fog. but the northeast continues to get pounded. it's a little quieter today but another round of snowstorms hit yesterday. care han is live in washington d.c. where the president became stuck in snowy traffic. carol, how are you? >> reporter: that's right. it's fine here. you can see that the snow has stopped and it's actually beautiful here in the district. take a look at the roads behind me. you can see that they're clear. the plows have obviously been through. the federal government is on a two hour delay. so traffic here is light. the real issue, the mess and the mayhem, was in the suburbs. let's take a look at what happened last night. commuters got slammed with heavy snow during rush hour. commutes that usually take one hour got stretched into six or seven hours. it got so bad that some folks simply abandoned their cars and walked away. now the horror stories hit close to home. our morning photographer here in d.c. was stuck in traffic
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for six hours at 9:30 last night he simply turned around and came back to the district where he and another photographer crashed at our boss' house. even president obama wasn't spared a 20 minute drive from andrews air force base to the white house turned into an hour long affair as his motorcade got snarled in traffic. now today it's the big dig out. forget about flying out of here on time. i hear that many runways are closed. but the work of the federal government is going on even though there is officially a two hour delay here on capitol hill. a senate hearing that i'm following that was scheduled to begin at 9:30 this morning i'm hearing that's still going on. so even though we got slammed with snow, it's still business as usual. live in washington, carol han, ktvu channel 2 news. back to you, steve. >> hey, carol? >> reporter: yes. >> 70 degrees here. i didn't want to rub it in or anything.
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but 70 yesterday here. [ laughter ] >> reporter: you know what, i'm not going to complain, steve, because this is not as bad as a snow magged don and snorkel we had in february. remember those pictures. and today the weather is warm. it's supposed to hit 40 here. we might be catching up with you eventually. maybe not quite 70 but things are supposed to melt here, steve. >> thank you very much. she's in washington d.c. i want to add quickly new york central park record january snowfall 32 inches. so it has been snowy not only in washington but much of the northeast. snowiest ever central park. back to pam and dave. wow. in an audio message and al qaeda leader in pakistan says u.s. drone strikes are causing the terror network to lose territory and fighters. the message was intercepted by a u.s. organization that monitors militant websites. the u.s. has escalated its campaign of unmanned drone strikes in the border region between pakistan and afghanistan where al qaeda's
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leaders are believed to be hiding. today homeland security secretary will announce the end of the color coded terror alert system in the u.s. the five step color codes ranging from green to red will be fazed out by the end of april. a homeland security task force has found that the color coded system has lost its effectiveness. a new system will be put in place that will notify specific audiences about specific threats. time now 5:17. there's a new poll that shows california voters seem to support governor jerry brown's call for a special election to extend the temporary tax hikes to help balance the budget. here's what the new poll from the public policy institute of california found. 54% of likely voters favor the governor's call for a special election to extend the tax increases, to provide revenue for schools, public safety and other services. 41% oppose extending the tax hikes. 5% said they just didn't know.
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state senator yee of san francisco calling for an investigation into another threatening racist letter that was faxed to his office. the letter makes reference to rush limbaugh. this all comes after senator yee called on the talk show host to apologize for making fun of the chinese language on his show. >> what we're getting now are these offensive racist horrible threats against myself. and i have to say i'm not going to sit idling by and allow these things to happen. >> this recent fax is similar to one senator yee received last april after he raised some questions about the fee that was being paid to sarah palin for a speaking engagement at cal state university stanislaus. both contained the same letterhead, a truck with a noose attached to it. in just a few hours cal trans crews will remove trees along highway 101 to make room for a new hov lane.
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the trees are growing in between highway 37 and ratherton avenue in novato. this is the first step in the highway widening project expected to last two years. nice shot from news chopper 2 of that area. >> that's a great shot. >> hopefully no distracted drivers as they cut down those trees. >> true. time now 5:19. sal knew about that. he knows about the toll plaza and everything else. >> everything. >> i know what you had for breakfast, dave. [ laughter ] >> we all sit very close together don't we? >> yes, we do. good morning everybody. you know we are watching obviously the traffic and weather together because it is playing a role this morning in the commute. it's very foggy in some areas. we'll talk about that in just a second. we're going to go to some absolutely clear shots right now. bay bridge looks good up to the toll plaza area. this is your window of opportunity so to speak to get into the city without any major delays. highway 101 san francisco northbound looks very nice coming up to the 80 split with
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no major issues. and, again, concord, walnut creek, antioch the bridge you're going to be driving through fog if you live in those areas have to drive through those areas take it easy. you'll be driving into fog or out of fog especially if you're driving on 680 and 24. 5:20. let's go to steve. sal, thank you, sir. very good morning. if you need to tweet some information the tweeter nation yesterday was awesome. great information especially coming in from the fog prone areas and others that had the wind and others like what wind what fog it's nice here. temperatures today close to yesterday. inland fog, 30s, 40s and 50s to start off with. a dense fog advisory takes us until 10:00 a.m. by the way. by noon hazy sunshine. chilly to mild. by this evening hazy sun. if you're in that fog or a fog prone area it will be cool to warm. if you're not peninsula south bay upper 60s to near 70.
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couple records yesterday mountain view and san jose at 70. some higher clouds come by but overall another very stable pattern until maybe the weekend. question will it bring any rain? i doubt it. but we'll ease into it. 30s, 40s and 50s. city at 50. concord 39. fairfield 36. livermore 38. 45 hayward and mountain view. san jose at 44. east-northeast breeze from the delta strait brings it right back in. we know the pattern by now. that's not changing. the dense fog is there. it travels around. and sometimes it can make it for a while and then just lift and you're good to go. dense fog advisory until 10:00 a.m. north and east bay and visibility we just really bad. looks like a couple lows trying to knock the ridge of high pressure out of the way. we'll see if it makes it by sunday. today dense fog and hazy sunshine. that fog again right over san pablo bay cools down some all the way over into marin county. clouds cooler on sunday.
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uh-huh. today foggy and hazy sun. a chilly morning for some or cold. lighter wind today. nothing compared to what we had yesterday when there were gusts over 40 in the oakland hills. 50s, 60s to 70. this may be it for the 70s unless you're down towards monterey they might hold on for one more day. we will start a cool down saturday much cooler into sunday, monday. well, european markets are mostly higher this morning following gains overnight in asia. japan's was effected downgrade of japan's credit rating over concerns of government debt. that sent the dollar up against the yen which gives a boost to japanese exporters. south korea and china also gained ground. hang sang fell slightly. the federal reserve chairman and his committee announced their unanimous decision to leave interest rates unchanged. they also say they will continue to move forward with the $600 billion bond buying program designed to stimulate
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the u.s. economy. but the central bank does warn it is still cautious about the economic recovery. the announcements are just about in line with what most analysts expected. word from the fed sent the dow and s&p 500 to their highest finishes in two years. at one point the dow did cross the 12,000 mark to its highest level since june of 2008. came back a bit. but still surged today and nasdaq and s&p 500 also up as well. time now 5:24. a bizarre drug operation. marijuana literally flying over the u.s.-mexican border. also the reason the canal search for a missing boy has left one couple with a big bill. good morning. if you're driving in marin county right now, southbound 101 looks good as you drive down to the middle of the county. we'll tell you more about the morning commute and the foggy weather situation straight ahead.
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good morning to you. welcome back. mexican authorities uncovered a scheme where drug smugglers used a catapult to fling drugs over the border. they were launching packages over the border of arizona last friday. 45 pounds of marijuana were seized along with an suv and that catapult. the suspected smugglers got away. the l.a. times reports republicans plan to use their new power in the house of representatives to
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pressure the obama administration to stage workplace raids to arrest illegal immigrants. those raids were common during the bush administration. several raids on meat packing plants received national attention. however, president obama says he wants a more humane immigration policy. a patterson couple is now stuck with a big bill after their stolen car was found in the canal during that search for little 4-year-old boy. the car was stolen in november. since police don't know who stole the car, state law says the couple has to pay the bill. they now owe the towing company more than $3,000 which is more than they say the car is worth. >> end up with nothing and losing more money. >> that truck that we were using is a half million dollar tow truck. it takes a lot to do it. >> now almost a dozen cars have been pulled from the delta canal since the search began. stay with ktvu channel 2 for continuing coverage in that
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search for the little boy. on you will find more on the case and you will find a slide show of the cars pulled from the canal since that search began. time now 5:28. that 4-year-old child in patterson has now been missing for more than a week. what is next in the frustrating search for him. i'm tara moriarty live at sfo where a storm back east is impacting flights here in the bay area. we'll tell you which cities are impacted coming up. also a meeting today could determine the fate of dozens of workers at san francisco's most famous landmark.
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good morning to you. welcome back. this is the ktvu channel 2 morning news thursday now january 27th. i'm dave clark. good morning. i'm pam cook. time now is 5:31. let's check in with steve paulson on weather. what's the weather like steven? same. 50s for some, 60s low and mid- 60s have sunshine upper 60s to near 70. here's sal steve, right now traffic on the san mateo bridge looks good and weather is clear on the span. no major problems. also if you're driving on the golden gate bridge that traffic is moving along very nicely and the weather is not a problem heading down to marin county. the traffic is good and so is the weather. but another winter storm is hitting the east coast forcing airports to shut down.
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ktvu reporter tara moriarty is in san francisco airport. flight delays effecting the bay area. tara. >> reporter: good morning, sal. that's right. the wintry weather has an impact here in the bay area. about 20 flightinto sfo have been canceled from about midnight until 3:15 this morning because of that bad weather. people trying to get here are basically stuck in washington d.c., philadelphia, boston and new york. in fact, jfk and newark airports are still closed right now. a huge northeast storm dumped an icy mix of rain and snow back east stranding hundreds of passengers. meteorologists anticipate more snowed to up to ten inches in d.c., 14 in new york and about a foot in philly and boston. it's all taking a toll on passengers. >> you just have to deal with it. day like today you know there are going to be delays and problems. i brought books and food and camping out basically. >> reporter: yesterday there were more delays.
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about 30 flights into sfo were canceled between 6:00 in the morning and midnight. airport officials say what happens when the snow is falling at such a fast rate the snowplows simply can't clear the runways quickly enough. so it takes a lot of time to de- ice the planes. many airlines took precautionary measures and decided not to fly. they canceled. so there could be more people that were stranded. consider ourselves lucky. live at sfo, i'm tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. time now 5:33. this morning oakland police continue to investigate a deadly police shooting yesterday. this happened following a police chase and crash at 85th and san leandro street. now we're hearing new details about the man that police shot and killed from a woman who claims to be his mother. ktvu's jade hernandez joining us live getting more on that reaction. good morning, jade. >> reporter: good morning. that's absolutely right. we're learning more this morning from this woman claiming to be the suspect's mother. she says police did not have to shoot and kill her son.
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it all happened near here 85th and san leandro. let me take you to the scene yesterday afternoon. this is where police say it all began. a drive bishooting in the 7600 block of lockwood. neighbors told us shooters drove right by and opened fire. no one was hurt in the drive- by, but officers not far away spotted the car and a ten minute high speed chase began. it ended right here around 4:20 where the suspect's car crashed into another car. the passenger in the suspect's car got out and police say armed with two guns refused to comply with the officer's demand to put his weapon down. the officer opened fire and the suspect died on the spot. as for the driver in the suspect car he too got out and tried to run but was arrested without incident. we mentioned earlier we spoke to the suspect's mother. here's what she had to say about her son. >> i want my son back. >> reporter: what do you want to know? what do you want do see here? >> i want to know why the cops
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shot my son. >> reporter: spring says the young man killed was her son 19- year-old martin. he's a father and just got out of jail four weeks ago. the coroner is not officially releasing the suspect's name this morning saying that the police department will have to release it. we have contacted the police department and we're waiting to hear back. reporting live from oakland, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. well, sonar images of that patterson canal will be examined today in the continuing search for the kidnap victim. last night stanislaus sheriffs announced divers will not return today to the murky chilly waters of the canal. they have pulled eleven cars out of the water in the last six days but not the silver toyota corolla believed to be in the canal that belongs to kidnapping suspect jose rodriguez. the search for a missing english teacher from marin county will expand to san francisco today. a day long search around phoenix lake near debra's home
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in ross came up empty yesterday. she vanished last wednesday after leaving a cryptic note in her classroom thanking her students. police will search near golden gate park because she had talked about staying in that area. coming up in just about 30 minutes we'll have new information from her cousin including an e-mail that she sent before vanishing. investigators now say it was a 27-year-old hayward woman who died behind the wheel of a stolen car. but some big questions still remain in this strange case. police have still not determined why the driver was in that stolen pickup. it's also not clear why she stole another vehicle belonging to the same owner. now police officers spotted the pickup and gave chase. she died when she crashed into a power pole. time now 5:37. a new investigation into the san bruno pipeline explosion may be talked about today when the newly appointed public utilities commission meets for the first time.
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a consumer advocacy group along with the san francisco city attorney are calling for this investigation. they say up until now the puc has only had an informal private investigation which has not been disclosed to the public. meantime, the parents of a young woman who was killed in the san bruno explosion, they're filing a wrongful death lawsuit against pg&e. the 20-year-old was among the eight people killed in that explosion. she was visiting her boyfriend at the time. his home went up in flames after that explosion. the lawsuit alleges negligence on the part of pg&e and it claims it could have prevented the accident by fixing several safety hazards. well, the stone lake boat house in golden gate park is a step closer now to being overhauled. a finance committee for the san francisco board of supervisors has voted to allow a mexico company to take over. replacing old paddle boats with a new fleet and turning an area
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reserved for boat repairs into a cafe. the plan now goes to the full board of supervisors for their vote. as more bay area counties begin counting their homeless today, one group in san francisco is criticizing the methods used in the census. volunteers are not supposed to approach or speak to people while conducting their count, but homeless advocates say this could mean people included who are not actually homeless. the city is defending the process saying it's accurate. the census begins at 7:00 tonight and goes until midnight. marin and san mateo counties will also conduct a count today. preliminary numbers from contra costa county's homeless count show knewer people without a roof over their heads. we were there as they conducted the census. about 1500 people are currently living outdoors. that's down from about 1900 two years ago. the county has not yet tallied the numbers on how many people are living in shelters. time now 5:39. some members of the golden gate
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bridge board beat this morning at 10:00. they're taking another look at a controversial plan. some of the members are skeptical about the proposal to eliminate all toll takers from the world famous bridge. they say the toll takers are the bridge's good will ambassadors. other members are raising privacy concerns about the electronic system that would replace those toll takers. supporters say getting rid of the toll taker jobs would save the bridge district millions of dollars. 5:39 is the time right now. let's go back over to sal. how are the bridges and roads this morning, sal? >> well, since we just mentioned the golden gate bridge just mentioned traffic on the golden gate span looks good and the fog is not an issue for southern marin or for san francisco. but the fog is going to be an issue for parts of the east bay and we'll be watching it for you. contra costa county especially through the strait. we're checking in with our weather observers and we'll have more in just a moment. right now let's take a look at some video of a fire hydrant that was clipped by a car, a
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speeding car, flipped this fire hydrant. a hit-and-run driver 23rd and mission in san francisco. a big scene. they had to shut down mission street and they also had to reroute muni buses. just a lot of fire crews on the scene. now the san francisco water department is out there. they have had the water stopped and they have let muni buses through again. but this was just moments ago in san francisco. again, the driver hit the hydrant and took off. i'm wondering what kind of damage he or she has to that vehicle they were driving. let's move along and take a look at the commute here in san francisco along northbound 101. that traffic looks okay getting up to the 80 split. and on the san mateo bridge this traffic here looks okay heading out to the high-rise with no major problems. 5:41. let's go to steve. sal, we have a fog advisory out again north bay east bay. maybe some changes by sunday. the first system to breakthrough a strong ridge of high pressure and as you know we have a strong ridge of high
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pressure usually doesn't do much but a couple of the forecast models are hinting at a possibility of some rain to the north. we'll see. we'll see. today though it's another foggy morning. and there could be another round of some record highs. although they look to be waning a little bit. soleness yesterday 80. san jose was 70. broke the old mark of 69 in 1934. so anybody peninsula south bay it's been warm. current temperatures santa rosa nap pa 37. palo alto, men lo park who else did i see belmont 38. walnut creek fog 39. big spread between palo alto and san jose. oakland 45 and the city couple temperatures around 47 couple around 51 or 52. but officially 49 degrees. the easterly breeze emphasis on breezed to more than wind because yesterday it was howling in some of the higher elevations in the east bay
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hills calmed considerably compared to yesterday. still the fog comes right back in right over from the delta strait over san pablo bay. a dense fog advisory takes us until 10:00 a.m. north bay and east bay visibility as you probably know if you're anywhere in that vicinity can be just tough, really tough. system wants to break through. but i'm not really sold on it yet. we'll see. dense fog, hazy sunshine north bay east bay the fog, peninsula, south bay and coat continue to be nice. storm track stays to the north for now. we will see a cooler pattern to the weekend. fog and hazy sunshine. cold morning for some. not so bad for others. the wind is lighter today. highs 56 to 72 and even warmer than that probably towards santa cruz. 50s brentwood, antioch fairfield, vacaville low 60s. concord vallejo oakland 68 hayward 68 and then low 70s to mid-70s. santa cruz 74. livermore 60 depending on what part of livermore you're in. if you're closer to town
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warmer, over by the airport it will be a little cooler. redwood city 70. san jose 70. five day forecast more of the same friday then start a cooling trend with clouds coming in on the weekend. okay, steve, time now 5:43. the reason one california university is warning students stay away from a popular weekend hang out. also a volcano that was once featured in a classic spy movie is blowing its top once again. good morning. traffic is moving well san francisco northbound 101. we'll tell you more -- actually this is san jose northbound 280. we'll tell you about all of the commute straight ahead.
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fog east bay north bay. sup upper 60s for some. quick look at some of the top stories we're following at 5:46. a tragic accident on the streets of east oakland. last night a 1-year-old girl was hit and killed by a car on 78th avenue. investigators say a family member accidentally ran over the baby. in napa police say someone with a bb gunshot out the windows on 40 cars. this happened monday and tuesday nights. the police search for the suspect cardiologists. and the northeast digging out again after another huge snowstorm. this one was last night. traffic was snarled on snow covered streets from washington d.c. to new york and boston. even president obama was delayed trying to get back from the airport. a new bleak assessment of the social security system shows it will run at a deficit
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this year and be drained by 2037 unless reforms are made. according to the congressional budget office, this year alone social security will pay out $45 billion more than it collects in payroll taxes. now currently social security's impacted by the weak economy with income from payroll taxes dropping and applications for benefits rising as the growing number of baby boomers retire. a 59-year-old missionary has died in texas. her husband says she was shot in the head by gunmen in mexico. he tells police he and his wife were traveling south of the border yesterday when gunmen in a pickup truck tried to stop them. when the couple sped up the gunmen fired. the couple drove the truck against traffic back into texas and took his wife to the hospital but she did not survive. the area of mexico where the shooting happened is controlled by a dangerous drug cartel. time now 5:48. san jose police have ruled the death of an 82-year-old man earlier this month was a homicide. that's after his savage beating
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that occurred almost 12 years ago. he battled several major health problems during the final years of his life. but the coroner ruled the biggest factor in his death was the traumatic brain injury he suffered in may 1999. the d.a. may now charge the man convicted in that beating with murder. a japanese mountain is hurling huge clouds of ash into the sky over a southern island. it started erupting yesterday with lava tossed as high as a mile into the ash cloud. now this is the biggest eruption in almost 52 years. scientists are expecting more activity for several days. now this particular volcano was the one featured in the james bond movie you only live twice. a former santa clara police officer is scheduled to enter a plea today on charges of supplying confidential dmv information to a member of the hells angels. 36-year-old clay is accused of giving the information to a member of the santa cruz
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chapter of the motorcycle club to settle a debt. he faces up to three years in prison if found guilty of conspiracy. the president of usc is warning students about the danger of raids. he e-mailed a letter saying the use of illegal drugs could put them at serious risk. in november a student was hurt when he fell six stories from his dorm room reportedly after a night of partying at a rave. time now 5:49. sal, what's happening on the east shore? >> right now traffic is doing well, dave and pam. right now as you drive out to the macarthur maze looking at the commute it looks okay in western contra costa county. but just east of let's say little hill range there you go out to walnut creek and concord you can't see it's very foggy. we haven't been able to show you pictures from there for the last few days because we can't see anything. traffic is going to be effected by that fog. moving along and taking a look at westbound bay bridge it's clear there. and coming in to san francisco
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it also is clear. and, again, we wanted to just warn you traffic is getting busier in antioch. the road sensor turning red as you can see. southbound 680 still good from concord to walnut creek. let's go to steve. thank you. very good morning to you all. if you're in the fog it's tough and lousy and can't see a darn thing. but if it's clear, then temperatures even though they're in the 30s, 40s to 50 degrees it will start to warm up and we'll be in the upper 60s and 70s again. the dense fog advisory takes us until 10:00 a.m. yesterday it was canceled earlier. some of that fog lingered especially anywhere close to the delta or out to the valley. by noon hazy sunshine. by late this afternoon and evening hazy for some, cool for others and warm for others. san jose a high of 70. pat yourself on the back that was a record high. also towards mountain view and sunny vale near 70 as well. high pressure's here for at least another two days and then might get bumped out of here. signs of a weak system coming by and possibility of no doubt
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about a cooling trend. we'll tackle that tomorrow. today 34 now in santa rosa to 49 san francisco. 46 oakland, mid-40s peninsula although i've seen a lot of upper 30s. mountain view 45 that tends to run warmer closer to the bay. concord 39. valley fog means we have a dense fog advisory north bay, east bay. other than that though skies are clear. quarter mile or less visibility for some and that comes right back over san pablo bay and that's a cold pattern for some. anybody who gets the east- northeast wind. series of lows they're saying i want to take aim at california, but they won't be here until probably sunday. foggy for some. it will be sunny for many later on. a chilly cold morning with lighter wind today. not as bad as yesterday. 50s brentwood, antioch, oakly, pittsburgh, fairfield, vacaville, low 60s concord, vallejo. but then mid-60ed to upper 60s for some. 65 san francisco.
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68 oakland. livermore is tough out to pleasanton. a big spread depending on if you're close to the fog or away from it. santa cruz 74. it was 77 there yesterday. how about that. no change friday. cooler saturday. much cooler sunday and monday. all right. thank you, steve. just a few minutes ago the labor department announced new unemployment numbers that are worse than expected. 454,000 first time claims were filed for jobless benefits. that's up 51,000 from the week before. economists expected that number to be 410,000. analysts blame earlier bad weather in the south caused backlogs in north and south carolina as well as alabama and georgia. a survey of 42 top economists show they are more optimistic about the recovery than they were three months ago. overall they believe employers will create 2.2 million jobs this year. that's twice as many as last year. they also expect consumers will increase spending more than 3% this year. and they say inflation will
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only be slightly higher than last year. well, it's an international protest. the white house will not ignore as those violate anti- government protests increase in egypt, so does the pressure from president obama and why some are urging him to move with extreme caution. plus, the new focus on men who cry. the debate over whether it's a good thing or not.
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welcome back. the white house says it's prepared to step of criticism of the government intensifying the crack down on protesters. the u.s. has a major stake in what happens in egypt. the country is a moderate voice in the muslim world and played a key role in middle east peace efforts. meantime the crack down on demonstrations continues in egypt. so far at least six people have been killed, nearly 900 arrested. egyptian nobel peace prize winner is returning home today to take part in the anti- government protests. in a statement he says that he agreed with protesters that it's time for the president to step down after 30 years of rule. time now 5:57. a group of men in san ensell moe are trying to change the stereotype that men don't cry. the group is called men of
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tears. they encourage men to cry. they say it's a therapeutic way to release stress and also reduce anger and violence. a therapist leads this group and gives them a safe place to get in touch with their feelings. >> well, i think everybody's tears are personal. and i think that why people cry really doesn't deserve any kind of judgment. >> now the men say they hope to expand the group and be a resource for other men who are looking for a safe place to cry. we've posted more information about men of tears at our channel 2 website, just look for the web links section. well, the latest on a deadly officer-involved shooting in oakland that followed a police chase and a violent crash. new details about the suspect killed and reports of a communications break down that may have effected the police response.
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