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that resembled a car investigators are looking for associated with the sierra lamar disappearance. >> i have to say that it is a sign of hope and it is a strong lead. it is not your every day description as far as jettas. it is red. has a black hood. >> reporter: the car has a black hood and it was seen on security cameras on the day sierra lamar vanished. >> they obtained more than one source of surveillance video. home videos, residential video said, business and bus surveillance. >> reporter: one camera owner contacted investigators after seeing cars he didn't recognize on his videotape from march 16. >> we know she was supposed to be on the bus 7:15. i looked at that time and i saw
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a couple cars i didn't understand. and they took the tape. >> reporter: she has a message for any possible kidnapper. >> please, you know if there is anything in you, stress, whatever, release her to a safe spot. >> reporter: investigators said other evidence, an empty box of handcuffs and conddoms were -- condoms were noteraltied to the case. robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. >> our coverage continues on www.ktvu.com. click on the sierra lamar case tab on the home page. police say a woman was sexually assaulted while she walked along a bike path. it happened after 2:00 yesterday afternoon at south "l" street. the attack were is a latino
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man, and 19 years old. a man who fled from police last night was arrested after a officer fired his gun. sergio angel arruda was booked into the jail last night on charges of evading and resisting arrest. police say the officer opened fine after sergio angel arruda made threatening gestures with his hands. closing arguments today for the man accused of killing a high school student. he was shot and killed in 2006. he was a popular student who played football. smith was arrested after coming forward as a witness to the shooting. investigators say smith knew details only the gunman would know. time is running out for investigating police misconduct during occupy protests. a judge set today as the deadline but the city has yet
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to comply. ktvu's rita williams is live with what she learned today from officials. >> reporter: police have more than a thousand complaints against officers alleging misconduct during the occupy protests. some complaints are already six months old and haven't been investigated. >> there is no political will in oakland to do the job right. >> reporter: a frustrated judge over seeing the police department issued this ult mating, telling the department to come up with a written plan by today to clear the back log. >> they made the judge angry because they will not do their job. the department has been under court order to reform. that includes investigating all complaints in six months. that hasn't happened again. although the department has as many officers investigating
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complaints as it does solving violent crimes. though the city is telling the judge today it plans to hire outside investigators. the city or taxpayers also paid $100,000 for an independent investigation on how the department handled occupy protests. officials say the report is not ready yet. >> i am positive they have it. >> reporter: and they are not releasing? >> they are not releasing it. >> reporter: one of the attorneys who brought the lawsuit thinks it is because the reports is negative. a spokeswoman said the report will not be ready for a week or two. as for the complaints against officers, a official told me they will meet the deadline today set by the judge. rita williams, ktvu channel 2 news. there is still no agreement tonight between university of california at berkeley
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officials and occupy protesters who took over university owned land. they took over on earth day and manted their own -- planted their own crops. they say they are open to sharing the land but they first must break down their encampment and leave. >> researchers say they need to get the seeds in the ground or they will lose a year of work and millions in federal grants. voting is now underway for the california primary. ktvu's rob roth is live with what voters should know. people throughout california have already begun
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casting their ballots but there is a new twist this year. >> reporter: turn out was light here but some just couldn't wait. >> a lot of excitement in the air. >> reporter: she and others are seeing something that never happened before in california. the top two primary, the two candidates, except for the presidency who get the most votes square off in november. >> i run around and post the signs. >> reporter: it could help this contractor, democrat, running for congress against george miller. in past years he wouldn't last. >> i would be out. this gives me a great opportunity get to the next level. the system is designed to reduce participatesonship. in the race for senate, 23
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candidates challenging dianne feinstein. he feels voters will be left out. >> for the republican voters who want to express their views in support of a conservative candidate that choice will no longer be there. >> you could see maybe the more very partisan members get a real challenge. they won't be a shoe in anymore. >> reporter: california voters approved approved the new system two years ago and it would be up to the voters to change it back. rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. more details now, voters in san francisco can vote early from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. monday through friday. it would be closed on may 28 for memorial day and today they sent out vote by mail ballot and already begun bailing pamphlets to voters.
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twitter is expected to become a key tool as the election kicks into high gear. in the last election twitter was still new. now twitter gets tweets and they could be effective in getting a message across. no word on whether scott thompson still have a job. one of the company's largest share holders called for the firing by this morning because of inaccuracy in his resume. so far yahoo hasn't comments. a jury ruled in favor of oracle in its lawsuit against google. oracle claimed google stole some of oracle's technology.
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the jury agreed but it could not agree on whether the use was protected fair use. google is moving fora mistrial. ahead, why they say layoffs are necessary and now investors took the news. considering a shake up by placing priorities on certain classes. it would put an end to repeat classes to make room for students. students would be able to retake essential classes. they say it is about sending a message. >> if we don't offer enough courses in english and math but courses in golf, tennis and guitar, repeat courses, we are
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making -- placing the wrong priority. >> there is are 100,000 students who take repeatable courses. some businesses may be forced to shut down and they blame a lawyer. >> a touching memorial for dozens killed in the line of duty. >> i will show you when the fog returns.
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. a nanny was struck and injured today at 10:00 a.m. this morning. police say the kids were knocked out of their stroller
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but are okay. they were sent to the hospital with minor injuries. the man who was driving may have had a medical problem. he was also taken to the hospital. the state held a memorial to fallen officers today at the capital. governor jerry brown led the ceremony in sacramento honoring those who died in the line of duty last year. 8 officers lost their lives in 2011. the men and women will have their names engraved on a statue. >> we have come here to be with their families, to share their sorry and make sure their loved ones will never be forgotten. >> a nationwide event honoring fallen officers kicked off later in the week in washington, d.c.
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hundreds of businesses are at risk of closing due to lawsuits all filed by the same attorney. business owners are accusing him of trying to exploit the american with disabilities act. ktvu's cara liu has more. >> reporter: this store contacted us about a lawsuit they are facing. the business next door, as well as others, they are all in the same boat. >> reporter: they work 11 hours a day, six days a week. but that could soon change according to her son-in-law. >> she was in shock. she couldn't eat. sleep. >> reporter: she was slapped with a lawsuit, claiming she doesn't accommodate disabled
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customers. >> theythey are living day by day. late on rent also. >> reporter: they aren't the only one. the owners are also getting sued. so is the hair salon and so is this store next door. >> i have two parking spots. we don't know what to do. >> reporter: the man behind the lawsuit is a attorney based in the sacramento area. he filed thousands of lawsuits over american's with disability act compliance issues. he says by phone he was fed up with the lack of access for the disables. he admits filing a lot of lawsuits and making a good living wage, she says many businesses have been forced to shut their doors. >> the reality there are individuals who are
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capitalizing on the regulations enacted by the government for personal benefit. >> reporter: she is pushing for a new bill to give businesses 120 days to get into compliance before a lawsuit can be filed. live, cara liu, ktvu channel 2 news. prices that gas pump dropped nationwide but no relief for bay area drivers. prices fell 7 cents a gallon to a national average of $3.85. here in the bay area it is higher. san francisco $4.29 a gallon. oakland $4.20. san jose $4.21. the bay area might not see relief for a while. pilots handed out leaflets stating concerns about
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passenger safety. a handful of pilots took part. it aired grievances about their contracts and 66% of domestic flights are outsourced and they be lore safety -- lower safety standards than united. >> maybe i should go in and sign a petition. >> a spokeswoman says the carriers they use are safe and disputes the figures saying 90% of passengers fly with united pilots. the pilots say they have been without a contract for two years. a rough day for video game maker electronic arts. they plan to lay off workers. the company posted good earnings but that is the loan high note. a spokes person did not say how
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many would be let go. the company stock took a hit. it was down 10% and it is still in negative territory. >> apple is only in the top 20 of the fortune 500 list. they ranked 17th because they compile the list in in order of the -- in order of the total revenue. today marks the beginning of wildfire awareness week. now is the time for homeowners to prepare for fires. that means clearing space by removing brush, wood and other flammables within 100 feet of a home and make sure your smoke detectors are working and have a evacuation plan ready. great day today, plenty of warm weather. >> the whole week look goods.
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no rain in the forecast. mild over night lows and day time highs trend down but they don't get cool. today we had 90s. you can see the current conditions. you see the heat in the valley. tomorrow, cooling long the bay area beaches tomorrow. cooling right in here. inland it stays warm to hot. that could be considered hot because it is still spring. 83 hayward. highs in fremont, 83 degrees. tomorrow will be around 81 degrees. cooler in fremont. tomorrow mostly sunny day. coastal fog. hot, nice day. tree pollen is going crazy.
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high pressure stays in charge to the weekend. if you have out door plans, anything outside, you will be fine. the only place i see issues along the coast when the fog comes back and the visibility will get low. but that is in the morning hours. tuesday 5:00 a.m., there is the fog. the model is aggressive. then it goes away by lunchtime and you get into a nice afternoon with breezy conditions. the fog will return. the forecast highs tomorrow, 82 vallejo. inland temperatures come up. 44 cities. near where you live. 90 morgan hill. 83 fremont. the microclimate is coming into
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play. fog at the coast. there is the five-day forecast with your bay area weekend in view. >> great. >> thank you. coming up on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36 women who use a popular bike path are on alert. >> 7 sexual assaults, most recent last weekend. >> the crisis intervention -- the cia foil as terror plot. what we learned. join us on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36. the player on the giants just suspended for 100 games. and the 49ers are leaving, the new deal and what it means for the city and concession workers. hello?
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the 49ers and san francisco agreed on a deal that will allow the team to end its lease a year early. the team would compensate for lost revenue and offer jobs to concession workers in return. it runs through 2015 but the
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49ers want to start playing by 2014. >> mark joins us now, talking about baseball. the giants are losing another player? >> yeah. as they get ready to take on the dodgers. the san francisco organization if you think about it, has been hit as hard as any when it comes to the performance enhancing drugs. this time it is guillermo mota suspended for the second time in his career. it is a 100 game suspension. he was also fined and suspended in 2006 for the use of performance enhancing drugs. that will put the pull ben in -- bullpen in peril. the oakland raiders made sure one of their backs will be with them for the future.
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it is tyvon branch. signing the franchise tag. led the team in tackles last year. started all games for them for the past three seasons. he will make $6.2 million as the franchise player. sometimes on monday we like to show you plays you missed over the weekend. this is a beauty. check this out. the catch of the week. double a class baseball. this is a major league catch. two outfielders go over the wall and guess what? one of them, the guy on the left comes up with the baseball. a fair and legal catch. have another look at it. how they managed to maintain concentration, that is why it is the play of the day. >> thank you. we have breaking news right now out of the east bay. there is word a dog attacked a two-year-old girl tonight.
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it isn't clear where it happened. the child had injuries to her face, head and right leg. he condition is not known at this time. we have word the dog is in the custody of animal control and we will have more tonight on the 10:00 news and we will have more on www.ktvu.com. thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. [ teen ] times are good, aren't they, kids? it's nice having u-verse, isn't it? see back in my day, we didn't have these newfangled wireless receivers. fangled? we had to watch basketball in the living room... that's where the tv outlet was. what is he talking about? and if mom was hosting her book club that day, guess what...you missed it! we couldn't just move the tv all willy-nilly all over the house. ohh! ohh! kids today have it so good.
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